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2nd Dec '17 7:43:25 PM JackG
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* Played for DramaticIrony in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' when Kes tells the Doctor to stop patronizing her as she's not longer a kid, being three years old. [[WeAreAsMayflies That's half the lifespan of her species.]]
29th Nov '17 11:55:49 PM infernape612
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* {{VideoGame/Bastion}} has this Averted, as the main protagonist is not only the one of the few survivors of {{The End of the World as We Know It}}, but he's Only 16 or so. Then he gets {{More Dakka}}. A hammer, shotgun, rifle, bow, flamethrower, machete, spear, indestructible shield, and an OP cannon. More than Enuff Dakka for such a young Kid, huh? Even the Narrator thinks so.
--> Rucks: (Kid uses Army Carbine and [[spoiler:Calamity Cannon]]) "Kid makes me nervous sometimes strutting around with all those guns."
** It gets better. Yup. {{Macross Missile Massacre}}
---> Rucks: (Kid uses Galleon Mortar and [[spoiler:Calamity Cannon]]) "OK, now that's just plain overkill. I mean, come on."
** But then again, in a vague spoiler, he did [[spoiler: lose a lot through his early life at the Rippling Walls]]. {{Deus Angst Machina}} Much?

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* {{VideoGame/Bastion}} has this Averted, ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}'' averts this, as the main protagonist is not only the one of the few survivors of {{The End of the World as We Know It}}, TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, but he's Only 16 or so. Then he gets {{More Dakka}}.MoreDakka. A hammer, shotgun, rifle, bow, flamethrower, machete, spear, indestructible shield, and an OP cannon. More than Enuff Dakka for such a young Kid, huh? Even the Narrator thinks so.
--> Rucks: (Kid '''Rucks:''' ''[Kid uses Army Carbine and [[spoiler:Calamity Cannon]]) "Kid Cannon]]]'' Kid makes me nervous sometimes strutting around with all those guns."
guns.
** It gets better. Yup. {{Macross Missile Massacre}}
Yup.
---> Rucks: (Kid '''Rucks:''' ''[Kid uses Galleon Mortar and [[spoiler:Calamity Cannon]]) "OK, Cannon]]]'' OK, now that's just plain overkill. I mean, come on."
on.
** But then again, in a vague spoiler, he did [[spoiler: lose a lot through his early life at the Rippling Walls]]. {{Deus Angst Machina}} Much?DeusAngstMachina much?



* ''FireEmblem''
** Played for laughs in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of Holy War]]'':
-->'''Sylvia''': ''My name is Sylvia, but you can call me 'Sylvie'!''\\
'''Sigurd''': ''Huh? Just a little girl. You better find a place to hide, it's dangerous here.''\\
'''Sylvia''': ''Little... GIRL!? You ever see a little girl with [[GagBoobs THESE!?]]''
** A couple of instances in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Binding Blade]]''. A few characters privately express doubts about TheHero Roy, since he's only fifteen and wound up commanding a RagtagBunchOfMisfits because of his father's illness and his allies' treachery, but their doubts are soon assuaged. Lugh, a ChildMage, also gets this from a few characters since he's younger than Roy and (unlike his twin or adopted brother) doesn't have a cranky attitude to make up for his youth.

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* ''FireEmblem''
In the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' franchise:
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight'', [[TheHero Marth]] gets this often.
** Played for laughs in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of Holy War]]'':
-->'''Sylvia''': ''My
''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'':
--->'''Sylvia''': My
name is Sylvia, but you can call me 'Sylvie'!''\\
'Sylvie'!\\
'''Sigurd''': ''Huh? Huh? Just a little girl. You better find a place to hide, it's dangerous here.''\\
\\
'''Sylvia''': ''Little... Little... GIRL!? You ever see a little girl with [[GagBoobs THESE!?]]''
THESE!?]]
** A couple of instances in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Binding Blade]]''.''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade''. A few characters privately express doubts about TheHero Roy, since he's only fifteen and wound up commanding a RagtagBunchOfMisfits because of his father's illness and his allies' treachery, but their doubts are soon assuaged. Lugh, a ChildMage, also gets this from a few characters since he's younger than Roy and (unlike his twin or adopted brother) doesn't have a cranky attitude to make up for his youth.



** Also played straight with Rolf in [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius the Tellius games]] (less so in ''Radiant Dawn'' since [[TimeSkip he does get older]]) by his brother Boyd, and the majority of the people on his support list, excluding the [[IllBoy sickly priest Rhys]] and his mentor [[TallDarkAndSnarky Shinon]], for the most part. Some of his support conversations basically begin with someone telling him that he's too young to be on a battlefield, [[BerserkButton while he denies it vehemently]], and later proves them wrong at the A support level.
** [[TheHero Ike]] has this attitude when Mist joins along with Rolf in chapter 9. He quickly gets over it, though he remains protective throughout the rest of the two games. Justified in that she's his only living blood family left.
** Muarim says something to this effect if you send Rolf, Sothe or Mist up against him, distressed at the idea of kids being sent off to battle.

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** Also played straight with Rolf in [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius the Tellius games]] ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' (less so in ''Radiant Dawn'' ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'' since [[TimeSkip he does get older]]) by his brother Boyd, and the majority of the people on his support list, excluding the [[IllBoy sickly priest Rhys]] and his mentor [[TallDarkAndSnarky Shinon]], for the most part. Some of his support conversations basically begin with someone telling him that he's too young to be on a battlefield, [[BerserkButton while he denies it vehemently]], and later proves them wrong at the A support level.
** *** [[TheHero Ike]] has this attitude when Mist joins along with Rolf in chapter 9. He quickly gets over it, though he remains protective throughout the rest of the two games. Justified in that she's his only living blood family left.
** *** Muarim says something to this effect if you send Rolf, Sothe or Mist up against him, distressed at the idea of kids being sent off to battle.



** Arden from ''Geneaology'' is shocked to see [[Really700YearsOld Nowi]] on the battlefield for this reason.
** In the VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia games, [[TheHero Marth]] gets this often.

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** *** Arden from ''Geneaology'' ''Geneaology of the Holy War'' is shocked to see [[Really700YearsOld Nowi]] on the battlefield for this reason.
** In the VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia games, [[TheHero Marth]] gets this often.
reason.
25th Nov '17 5:46:02 PM gophergiggles
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** Children as a whole are a ''hell'' of a lot more intelligent than many seem to believe. There's a ''vast'' difference between "undeveloped brain" and "lacking knowledge", and actually being stupid. People who don't realize this and underestimate children can be in for a rude awakening when that child easily figures out the parental controls code, how to sneak out without their parents catching them, or how to use Dad's credit card to buy something online.
25th Nov '17 2:14:00 PM BlaringCoder01
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* In the 1998 movie Recoil, when Morgan realizes that the robber they gunned down wasn't an typical robber (who pretends to be one).
--> '''Morgan:''' Jesus Christ... He's just a kid.
31st Oct '17 2:33:06 AM darkemyst
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* Literature/HarryPotter saves the day about once a year, but the good adults, with the exception of [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Dumbledore]], treat him like a child until the sixth book or so. In particular, using this trope was [[MisplacedKindergartenTeacher Umbridge]]'s ''modus operandi''. To be fair, even disregarding the number of near-death experiences, hairs-breadth-escapes, and hideously one-sided battles Harry's had to face, you can't blame the adults for trying to prevent him from getting blown up or having his soul sucked out.

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* Literature/HarryPotter saves the day about once a year, but the good adults, with the exception of [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Dumbledore]], treat him like a child until the sixth book or so. During [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix book 5]] using this excuse to lock Harry out of the loop contributed to the tragedy in the finale, which is probably why the adults in Harry's life stopped doing this afterwards. In particular, using this trope was [[MisplacedKindergartenTeacher Umbridge]]'s ''modus operandi''. To be fair, even disregarding the number of near-death experiences, hairs-breadth-escapes, and hideously one-sided battles Harry's had to face, you can't blame the adults for trying to prevent him from getting blown up or having his soul sucked out.
11th Oct '17 9:08:36 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'': Spoofed when Flash laments the rest of the League's reluctance to take him seriously... while playing Rock'em Sock'em Robots. It's also played straight in the season finale when Flash answers [[FanNickname Luthorac's/Brainthor's]] taunt of "Are you going to fight me, ''boy?''" by [[LetsGetDangerous deciding to get dangerous for once.]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Epically.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'': ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'': Spoofed when Flash laments the rest of the League's reluctance to take him seriously... while playing Rock'em Sock'em Robots. It's also played straight in the season finale when Flash answers [[FanNickname Luthorac's/Brainthor's]] taunt of "Are you going to fight me, ''boy?''" by [[LetsGetDangerous deciding to get dangerous for once.]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Epically.]]
20th Sep '17 1:38:58 AM ArtistsAnomalous
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* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' has the Baudelaire orphans who are a lot more intelligent than they are given credit for, and one of them is a ''baby''. They learn [[AdultsAreUseless not to go to adults for help]] because usually adults either wrongly assume they are idiots because they children or [[AdultsAreUseless are idiots themselves]] (and often both).

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* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' has the Baudelaire orphans who are a lot more intelligent than they are given credit for, and one of them is a ''baby''. They learn [[AdultsAreUseless not to go to adults for help]] because usually adults either wrongly assume they are idiots because they are children or [[AdultsAreUseless are idiots themselves]] (and often both).
20th Sep '17 1:38:02 AM ArtistsAnomalous
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* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' has the Baudelaire orphans who are a lot more intelligent than they are given credit for, and one of them is a ''baby''. They learn [[AdultsAreUseless not to go to adults for help]] because many of the adults will either [[YouHaveToBelieveMe not believe them]] or [[AdultsAreUseless are just idiots]].

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* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' has the Baudelaire orphans who are a lot more intelligent than they are given credit for, and one of them is a ''baby''. They learn [[AdultsAreUseless not to go to adults for help]] because many of the usually adults will either [[YouHaveToBelieveMe not believe them]] wrongly assume they are idiots because they children or [[AdultsAreUseless are just idiots]].idiots themselves]] (and often both).
31st Aug '17 8:43:15 AM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/ATriangleintheStars'': This is one of the main reasons Bill often underestimates Steven and what the boy can handle. It shows signs of fading around Chapter Forty-Four, but he's still worried.

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* ''Fanfic/ATriangleintheStars'': ''Fanfic/ATriangleInTheStars'': This is one of the main reasons Bill often underestimates Steven and what the boy can handle. It shows signs of fading around Chapter Forty-Four, but he's still worried.
29th Aug '17 3:30:06 AM bwburke94
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* Vista, in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', is a thirteen-year-old superheroine on a team of older teenagers. She's ''also'' the member of the team with the most actual experience as a superhero, because she's had her powers since she was ''eleven.'' It frequently leads to her experiencing this trope.



* Vista, in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', is a thirteen-year-old superheroine on a team of older teenagers. She's ''also'' the member of the team with the most actual experience as a superhero, because she's had her powers since she was ''eleven.'' It frequently leads to her experiencing this trope.
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