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5th Dec '16 12:52:33 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', the Red Knight is twenty years old and has been leading his mercenary company for the last four years. While this is a world where thirteen-year-old kids fight, it's still a pretty early start, considering that at the age of sixteen, Michael is still Red Knight's squire.
23rd Nov '16 4:14:45 AM Wuz
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** Sousuke Sagara is 16 at the beginning of the animé, but a fearsomely-skilled sergeant in a paramilitary organization, although this is explained by a history as a [[ChildSoldiers child soldier]] in Afghanistan; its also a way to logically hang around the schoolgirl-aged Chidori. The series milks a lot of both comedy and drama from the fact that Sousuke has no skills whatsoever beyond what is necessary to survive in a warzone, and is completely out of his depth in any non-combat situation.

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** Sousuke Sagara is 16 at the beginning of the animé, anime, but a fearsomely-skilled sergeant in a paramilitary organization, although this is explained by a history as a [[ChildSoldiers child soldier]] in Afghanistan; its also a way to logically hang around the schoolgirl-aged Chidori. The series milks a lot of both comedy and drama from the fact that Sousuke has no skills whatsoever beyond what is necessary to survive in a warzone, and is completely out of his depth in any non-combat situation.
16th Nov '16 12:25:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Hit-Girl from ''ComicBook/KickAss'' is an eleven-year-old {{Badass}} with {{Charles Atlas Superpower}}s? If it wasn't [[RuleOfCool so awesome]] it would have really stretched the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief.

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* Hit-Girl from ''ComicBook/KickAss'' is an eleven-year-old {{Badass}} badass with {{Charles Atlas Superpower}}s? If it wasn't [[RuleOfCool so awesome]] it would have really stretched the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief.
12th Nov '16 7:59:51 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'':
** In the backstory, Kaladin was the youngest squadleader in Amaram's army at twenty years old. In [[Literature/WordsOfRadiance the second book]], he becomes the first [[FantasticRacism darkeyed]] captain ''ever'' at just twenty-one.
** Also in ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'', it is revealed that Shallan [[spoiler:became a full-fledged Knight Radiant when she was ''eleven'', to the point that she was able to summon her [[SoulCuttingBlade Shardblade]] when her mother tried to kill her]].
9th Nov '16 11:57:27 PM sablesword
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* At the start of ''[[Literature/{{Lensman}} Galactic Patrol]]'' Kinnison is given command of the superbattleship ''Britannia'' as his first assignment out of the academy. Kinnison [[DiscussedTrope notes]] that it normally takes ten years of proven accomplishment to rate command of a first-class vessel, and that he is only getting this command because ''Britannia'' is a new and [[FlawedPrototype dangerously experimental]] design.

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* At the start of In ''[[Literature/{{Lensman}} Galactic Patrol]]'' Patrol]]'', Kinnison is given command of the superbattleship ''Britannia'' as his first assignment out of the academy. Kinnison [[DiscussedTrope notes]] that it normally takes ten years of proven accomplishment to rate command of a first-class vessel, and that he is only getting this command because ''Britannia'' is a new and [[FlawedPrototype dangerously experimental]] design.
9th Nov '16 11:55:01 PM sablesword
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* At the start of ''[[Literature/{{Lensman}} Galactic Patrol]]'' Kinnison is given command of the superbattleship ''Britannia'' as his first assignment out of the academy. Kinnison [[DiscussedTrope notes]] that it normally takes ten years of proven accomplishment to rate command of a first-class vessel, and that he is only getting this command because ''Britannia'' is a new and [[FlawedPrototype dangerously experimental]] design.
14th Oct '16 1:40:58 PM Gamermaster
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** Yuuno, who's approximately the same age as Nanoha, was the one who originally excavated the [[GreenRocks Lost Logia]]. Alone.

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** Yuuno, who's approximately the same age as Nanoha, was the one who originally excavated the [[GreenRocks Lost Logia]].[[LostTechnology Jewel Seeds]]. Alone.



** It also appears to be something of a sticking point for [[{{Muggles}} non-magical military personal]]; during a discussion between Hayate and an officer whom she outranks (and is probably in at least her thirties), who is herself aide to a general in his mid fifties, the women makes a slight snide reference to the idea of magical talent letting one shoot through the ranks.

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** It also appears to be something of a sticking point for [[{{Muggles}} non-magical military personal]]; during a discussion between Hayate and an officer whom she outranks (and is probably in at least her thirties), who is herself aide to a her father (a general in his mid fifties, fifties), the women makes a slight snide reference to the idea of magical talent letting one shoot through the ranks.



** Reinforce Zwei held the rank of Sergeant Major at the age of ''eight'', though this can partially be excused by the fact that she was BornAsAnAdult (relatively speaking). There's actually a moment in ''[=StrikerS=]'' where Alto and Lucino start [[{{Squee}} squeeing]] over how cute she is before they find out that she outranks them.

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** Reinforce Zwei held the rank of Sergeant Major at the age of ''eight'', though this can partially be excused by the fact that she was BornAsAnAdult (relatively speaking).([[FunSize relatively speaking]]). There's actually a moment in ''[=StrikerS=]'' where Alto and Lucino start [[{{Squee}} squeeing]] over how cute she is before they find out that she outranks them.
13th Oct '16 12:24:06 PM ItsCursorBby
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* ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'' gives us Dazai Osamu, a Port Mafia executive and candidate for the next boss in his late teens. Also from the Port Mafia is Q, who became a big enough threat that he had to be sealed away before he was even 10.
10th Oct '16 3:47:22 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'': The "top, all-around fix-it gal for BLADE" is a 13-year-old girl. It quickly becomes clear that she's more than competent enough for her job, and given the situation New LA is in, they can't afford to not take advantage of every able engineer they can get. Played a little more realistically in that Lin is noted in-universe to be an exceptional genius (she is the only under-18 character ''in the entire city''), and she's far from perfect, making a number of big mistakes in her primary project that almost cause the whole thing to get scrapped. Her emotional maturity is also rather lacking: she's the first to make impulsive, irrational decisions, and she doesn't keep a lid on her negative emotions and stress as well as most of the adult characters do.
30th Sep '16 4:49:50 PM ShivaIndis
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* The entire primary casts of the first and second {{Lunar}} games ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Lucia excepted]]) are all in their teens. In ''Silver Star'', Alex and Luna are 15, Mia and Nash are 16, Jessica is 17, and Kyle is 18; in ''Eternal Blue'', Hiro and Lemina (and [=NPC=] Mauri) are 16, Jean is 18, and Leo and Ronfar are 19. Their ages have not stopped Kyle from becoming leader of a group of thieves, Mia carrying rather a lot of responsibility for ensuring the smooth running of the Vane academy, and Leo and Mauri bearing the titles of White Dragon Knight and Red Dragon Priestess respectively.

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* The entire primary casts of the first and second {{Lunar}} ''Franchise/{{Lunar}}'' games ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Lucia excepted]]) are all in their teens. In ''Silver Star'', Alex and Luna are 15, Mia and Nash are 16, Jessica is 17, and Kyle is 18; in ''Eternal Blue'', Hiro and Lemina (and [=NPC=] Mauri) are 16, Jean is 18, and Leo and Ronfar are 19. Their ages have not stopped Kyle from becoming leader of a group of thieves, Mia carrying rather a lot of responsibility for ensuring the smooth running of the Vane academy, and Leo and Mauri bearing the titles of White Dragon Knight and Red Dragon Priestess respectively.
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