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16th Feb '18 4:54:11 PM igordebraga
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* Realsitically, Rick Flag would have to be in his 40s to be a Colonel, and both given Harley Quinn was a psychiatrist and the Enchantress's host, June Moone, has a [=PhD=], both would be in their 30s. In ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'', Flag, Harley, and Moone are respectively played by (at the time of filming) 36-year old Creator/JoelKinnaman, 25-year old Creator/MargotRobbie, and 23-year old Creator/CaraDelevingne.

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* Realsitically, Rick Flag would have to be in his 40s to be a Colonel, and both given Harley Quinn was a psychiatrist and the Enchantress's host, June Moone, has a [=PhD=], both would be in their 30s. In ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'', Flag, Harley, and Moone are respectively played by (at the time of filming) 36-year old Creator/JoelKinnaman, 25-year old Creator/MargotRobbie, and 23-year old Creator/CaraDelevingne.
7th Feb '18 8:59:22 AM darkemyst
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* Ryuu from ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' is a fully accredited pharmacist at the age of twelve. He's noted to be a ChildProdigy and to be fully capable at his job but he does show that he has a lot of trouble dealing with patients even when they don't question or mistrust him and he has trouble connecting with people even outside of his work and has not had many of the usual child experiences due to his studies. When he's thirteen he decides he needs to work on these shortcomings though after Kirito forces himself on Ryuu as a friend and he hears a patient is surprised he's actually a pharmacist since he always lets others talk to patients for him if he can avoid it himself.

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* Ryuu from ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' is a fully accredited pharmacist at the age of twelve. He's noted to be a ChildProdigy and to be fully capable at his job but he does show that he has a lot of trouble dealing with patients even when they don't question or mistrust him and he has trouble connecting with people even outside of his work and has in addition to not having had many of the usual child experiences due to his studies. When he's thirteen he decides he needs to work on these shortcomings though after Kirito forces himself on Ryuu as a friend to befriend him and he hears a patient tells him he is surprised he's Ryuu's actually a pharmacist since he always lets others talk to patients for him if he can avoid it himself.
7th Feb '18 8:56:18 AM darkemyst
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* Ryuu from ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' is a fully accredited pharmacist at the age of twelve. He's noted to be a ChildProdigy and to be fully capable at his job but he does show that he has a lot of trouble dealing with patients even when they don't question or mistrust him and he has trouble connecting with people even outside of his work and has not had many of the usual child experiences due to his studies. When he's thirteen he decides he needs to work on these shortcomings though after Kirito forces himself on Ryuu as a friend and he hears a patient is surprised he's actually a pharmacist since he always lets others talk to patients for him if he can avoid it himself.
12th Jan '18 5:33:49 AM Derkhan
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* The Seguleh Senu from ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is all of fourteen years old and an Eleventh Level Initiate in the Seguleh hierarchy. Not too young to join of a punitive army against a cannibalistic empire, apparently.

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* The Seguleh named Senu from the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is all of fourteen years old and an Eleventh Level Initiate in the Seguleh hierarchy.hierarchy, which is based on fighting prowess and where the first one thousand or so ranks can only be taken up by one person each. Not too young to join of a punitive army against a cannibalistic empire, apparently.
26th Dec '17 11:42:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' the two main characters, and their friends, who are all 14 years old, often have to fight for their lives in a survival game in order to become God. Yuno in particular has the highest kill count in the series, and is seen as horrific by most fans, at least on some level. However most of the other characters are adults so this trope is PlayedWith. The really odd one is Reisuke, a five-year-old boy who is ''disturbingly'' well-versed in creative ways of killing people.

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* In ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' ''Manga/FutureDiary'' the two main characters, and their friends, who are all 14 years old, often have to fight for their lives in a survival game in order to become God. Yuno in particular has the highest kill count in the series, and is seen as horrific by most fans, at least on some level. However most of the other characters are adults so this trope is PlayedWith. The really odd one is Reisuke, a five-year-old boy who is ''disturbingly'' well-versed in creative ways of killing people.
26th Dec '17 11:41:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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25th Dec '17 8:49:11 PM Kid
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** This is the premise of Franchise/HarryPotter; he's famous because he survived an encounter with Voldemort and he was a ''baby''. The only other person to acomplish this feat is the very old Albus Dumbledore who is regarded as the greatest wizard living.

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** This is the premise of Franchise/HarryPotter; he's famous because he survived an encounter with Voldemort and the killing curse, which is supposed to be impossible, when he was a ''baby''. ''baby'', in the process defeating Voldemort. The only other person to acomplish this feat stand up to Voldemort so successfully is the very old Albus Dumbledore who is regarded as the greatest wizard living.
28th Nov '17 6:51:25 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* Lisa Loud of ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' is a college graduate with a [=PhD=]...at age ''four''.
** It's not ''as'' bizarre and it's a lifestyle instead of anything outright career related but Lucy is a Goth at age 8, complete with full on hair dye with the family's reactions indicating she's been living the lifestyle for at least a couple of years, which, given that in RealLife, most Goth get into the style as teens, is a little out there.

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* Lisa Loud of ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': The lead character's second youngest sister, Lisa, is only four and is said to have finished school up through getting a college graduate with a [=PhD=]...PhD (though later episodes show her attending Kindergarten at age ''four''.
the same school Lincoln attends as a 5th-grader).
** It's not ''as'' bizarre and it's more of a lifestyle instead of anything outright career related but Lucy related, Lincoln and Lisa's sister, Lucy, is only eight and is already a Goth at age 8, complete with full on hair dye with the family's reactions indicating full-on goth--as seen from flashbacks and pictures of her as a baby, it appears that she's always been living the lifestyle for at least a couple of years, which, given goth and that it's just some "phase" she's going through. Compared to how in RealLife, most Goth get people who're into the Goth-scene don't really into the style as teens, is a little out there.until they're teenagers (or at least once they get done with elementary school).
25th Nov '17 9:30:24 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'': Barbe doesn't look like she's even thirty but has done things like become president of the United States. ''Multiple times''. This aspect of her character gets poked fun at in ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse''.

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* ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'': Barbe Barbie doesn't look like she's even thirty but has done things like become president of the United States. ''Multiple times''. This aspect of her character gets poked fun at in ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse''.
25th Nov '17 9:29:13 AM Pichu-kun
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* Before we even get started here, it should be noted that this trope is nearly universal in Anime and Manga due to Japanese culture's adoration of youthful heroes. The 15-year-old {{Shounen}} hero -- despite training for all of half his young life -- will eventually defeat the mature, battle experienced, 40 year old badass villain and save the world. The 12 year old protagonist of a {{Harem|Genre}} anime will have high-school girls inexplicably throwing themselves at him constantly. The 25 year old VillainProtagonist of a CrimeFiction {{Seinen}} manga will out-gambit the entire police force and become the city's crime kingpin in no time. Catch the drift? At the very least, you'll be hard pressed to find a manga where the characters are limited in their potential solely due to age.



* This trope appears when DC writers change Harley Quinn from her original occupation as a psych''ologist'' and make her a psych''iatrist''. The latter job requires years of medical school. Despite this, Harley doesn't seem much older than her mid-20s. While it is possible to graduate by that age, it's difficult and that doesn't match Harley's character.



* Franchise/{{Barbie}} doesn't look like she's even thirty but has done things like become president of the United States.

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* Franchise/{{Barbie}} ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'': Barbe doesn't look like she's even thirty but has done things like become president of the United States. ''Multiple times''. This aspect of her character gets poked fun at in ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse''.



* Link from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series is already a master of multiple weapons, including bows, bombs, boomerangs, and swordplay, as well as a few magic spells in some games, but then you take into account that in many games he's no older than 12 years old.
** Justified. Everything except the bow and sword are completely new or exceedingly rare weapons, so ''no one'' is a master, making Link's (limited) ability the best there is with none able to counter. His sword is explicitly stated to be magical (and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword sentient]]), and his frequent left-handedness likely gives him a considerable learning-curve advantage. His bow also fires magical arrows.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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Link from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series is already a master of multiple weapons, including bows, bombs, boomerangs, and swordplay, as well as a few magic spells in some games, but then you take into account that in many games he's no older than 12 years old.
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old. Justified. Everything except the bow and sword are completely new or exceedingly rare weapons, so ''no one'' is a master, making Link's (limited) ability the best there is with none able to counter. His sword is explicitly stated to be magical (and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword sentient]]), and his frequent left-handedness likely gives him a considerable learning-curve advantage. His bow also fires magical arrows.



* Certainly ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is famous for this, given that you generally take down a criminal syndicate as an eleven year old, but they continue it in Gen. IV with Cyrus. He's the BigBad of the Sinnoh region, has a legion of minions, uncovered legends and science that show how to ascend to godhood, solves one of the biggest questions the fanbase had had (see his report about Poke Balls hampering power), has made more money than he knows what to do with, and did I mention he's stated directly to be twenty-seven years old? And it gets better--an agent comments that they haven't gotten a promotion in five years. Barring an unspoken previous leader, Cyrus had the team up and running by the time he was TWENTY-TWO. Although there's an in-game reason given for this: he was pressured from a young age to be perfect, and it's said to have caused his mental breakdown. Think about that next time you battle fourteen-year-old Red, [[spoiler:who's already become a hermit]].
** The spinoff ''VideoGame/PokemonConquest'' actually lampshades this, Mori Motonari mentions the protagonist is much younger than he expected, and starts to wonder whether he's the old guard on his way out. (Judging by his looks, he's in his twenties at the very most)
* ''FireEmblem'' has done this, sometimes even [[LampshadeHanging lampshading it.]] In Path of Radiance, for example, Ike protests that he's too inexperienced to lead a mission. [[spoiler:Though he does end up leading the company rather well after his father dies.]] Then there's the Empress of Begnion [[spoiler:who's ten-years-old, much to other characters' surprise.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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Certainly ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' ''Pokémon'' is famous for this, given that you generally take down a criminal syndicate as an eleven year old, but they continue it in Gen. IV with Cyrus. He's the BigBad of the Sinnoh region, has a legion of minions, uncovered legends and science that show how to ascend to godhood, solves one of the biggest questions the fanbase had had (see his report about Poke Balls hampering power), has made more money than he knows what to do with, and did I mention he's stated directly to be twenty-seven years old? And it gets better--an agent comments that they haven't gotten a promotion in five years. Barring an unspoken previous leader, Cyrus had the team up and running by the time he was TWENTY-TWO. Although there's an in-game reason given for this: he was pressured from a young age to be perfect, and it's said to have caused his mental breakdown. Think about that next time you battle fourteen-year-old Red, [[spoiler:who's already become a hermit]].
** The spinoff ''VideoGame/PokemonConquest'' actually lampshades this, Mori Motonari mentions the protagonist is much younger than he expected, and starts to wonder whether he's the old guard on his way out. (Judging by his looks, he's in his twenties at the very most)
most).
** As mentioned, the protagonist is this. Trainers spend decades becoming powerful trainers yet the protagonist, who is eleven at youngest and never over eighteen, defeats criminal organizations and becomes champion despite just receiving their Pokémon. A few other powerful trainers are similarly young, like Iris or your rivals.
* ''FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' has done this, sometimes even [[LampshadeHanging lampshading it.]] In Path of Radiance, for example, Ike protests that he's too inexperienced to lead a mission. [[spoiler:Though he does end up leading the company rather well after his father dies.]] Then there's the Empress of Begnion [[spoiler:who's ten-years-old, much to other characters' surprise.]]



* Barring Robotnik, an old man, and Shadow, who was in stasis for a few decades, the characters in the SonicTheHedgehog games are almost all in their mid-to-late teens, and a few are even younger. In fact, assume they're around 15 if you don't see them here: Charmy and Cream (6), Marine (7), Tails (8), Amy (12), Rouge and Big (18), Vector (20), and Vanilla (unknown, mother of Cream). And almost every last one of these guys has contributed to saving the world at least twice, with the exception of Marine, who only showed up in ''[[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries Sonic Rush Adventure]]'', and Vanilla, who doesn't really do much.
** Especially Tails, who has been absent from a grand total of two games since his first appearance.

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* Barring Robotnik, an old man, and Shadow, who was in stasis for a few decades, the characters in the SonicTheHedgehog ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games are almost all in their mid-to-late teens, and a few are even younger. In fact, assume they're around 15 if you don't see them here: Charmy and Cream (6), Marine (7), Tails (8), Amy (12), Rouge and Big (18), Vector (20), and Vanilla (unknown, mother of Cream). And almost every last one of these guys has contributed to saving the world at least twice, with the exception of Marine, who only showed up in ''[[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries Sonic Rush Adventure]]'', and Vanilla, who doesn't really do much.
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much. Especially Tails, who has been absent from a grand total of two games since his first appearance.
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