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25th Nov '17 2:50:39 PM WillyFourEyes
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* Yayoi/Cure peace from ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure!'' is this. Timid yet happy, sports yellow dress and blonde hair, and obsessed with super heroes.

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* Yayoi/Cure peace Peace from ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure!'' is this. Timid yet happy, sports a yellow dress and blonde hair, and obsessed with super heroes.superheroes.



* The comic series ''ComicBook/{{Saga}}'' is a series that is not for kids, but Ghus, who is a harp seal like alien, looks a lot like a character that would appeal to kids due to his appearance, his kind personality, his yellow overalls, and the fact that he doesn't use profanity unlike the rest of the characters.

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* The comic series ''ComicBook/{{Saga}}'' is a series that is not for kids, but Ghus, who is a harp seal like seal-like alien, looks a lot like a character that would appeal to kids due to his appearance, his kind personality, his yellow overalls, and the fact that he doesn't use profanity unlike the rest of the characters.
7th Nov '17 10:14:40 AM Doug86
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* The Human Torch in the ComicBook/FantasticFour is the teenager in a cast of adults. Early on in the series, he was extremely popular and was the BreakoutCharacter with his own {{spinoff}} within a year after the series started. His popularity was one of the reasons why Marvel created other teen superheroes like Franchise/SpiderMan and the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}.

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* The Human Torch in the ComicBook/FantasticFour is the teenager in a cast of adults. Early on in the series, he was extremely popular and was the BreakoutCharacter with his own {{spinoff}} within a year after the series started. His popularity was one of the reasons why Marvel created other teen superheroes like Franchise/SpiderMan and the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}.ComicBook/XMen.
6th Nov '17 12:05:32 PM DragonQuestZ
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* TeamWannabe. If there is a group, this kid will want more than anything to join, and may learn some lessons in how to eventually be a proper member.

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* TeamWannabe.TheTeamWannabe. If there is a group, this kid will want more than anything to join, and may learn some lessons in how to eventually be a proper member.
6th Nov '17 12:04:42 PM DragonQuestZ
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* TeamWannabe. If there is a group, this kid will want more than anything to join, and may learn some lessons in how to eventually be a proper member.



The Kid-Appeal Character tends to stand out, especially in a story largely involving adult characters. Because of this any version can become TheScrappy, which is fitting since the '''original''' [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Scrappy]] was one of these. The ways this can happen is: The Clown is obnoxious as well as a KarmaHoudini, the Weak But Lovable one [[TheLoad never shows any real sign of helpfulness]], the Ankle Biter slowly takes up prominence in the story over the primary characters, and as for the TeenGenius... have you ever heard the name "[[CreatorsPet Wesley]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Crusher]]"? Slightly more common is for the character to acquire a PeripheryHatedom: loved by his intended fanbase, hated by everyone else.

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The Kid-Appeal Character tends to stand out, especially in a story largely involving adult characters. Because of this any version can become TheScrappy, which is fitting since the '''original''' [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Scrappy]] was one of these. The ways this can happen is: The Clown is obnoxious as well as a KarmaHoudini, the Weak But Lovable one [[TheLoad never shows any real sign of helpfulness]], the Ankle Biter slowly takes up prominence in the story over the primary characters, and as for the TeenGenius... have you ever heard the name "[[CreatorsPet Wesley]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Crusher]]"? The wannabe can easily come across as a whiner, and become TheLoad. Slightly more common is for the character to acquire a PeripheryHatedom: loved by his intended fanbase, hated by everyone else.
1st Oct '17 1:46:10 AM LOLypop1224
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* ''Anime/FutureCardBuddyfight'': Our own Mighty Sun Fighter, Gao Mikado, is a very incredible kid. He's a twelve-years-old kid who good at kung-fu and more importantly Budddyfight.
25th Sep '17 6:47:56 AM Pichu-kun
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%%* [[Franchise/ArchieComics Dilton Doiley]] was technically this. He's possibly one of Riverdale High's shortest students.

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%%* [[Franchise/ArchieComics ''Franchise/ArchieComics'':
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Dilton Doiley]] Doiley was technically this. He's possibly one of Riverdale High's shortest students.



* ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' gave us Barbie's sisters Skipper and Kelly. Skipper in particular has taken over as the "teenager", as Barbie has become a young adult since conception. Skipper is more tech savvy than Barbie.

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* ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' gave us Barbie's sisters Skipper, Stacie, Chelsea, Kelly, or whatever sister Mattel decides to use at that time. Skipper and Kelly. was conceived as a character more similar to the actual target audience's age than Barbie, however she has since been aged into a teenager. As Barbie leans more towards a young adult than she originally did, Skipper in particular has taken over as the "teenager", as Barbie has become a young adult since conception. "teenager" doll while her younger siblings are the "child" (and sometimes "baby") characters. Skipper is more tech savvy than Barbie.Barbie and is a PhoneaholicTeenager.
19th Sep '17 8:06:04 PM 64SuperNintendo
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]

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[[folder:Anime & and Manga]]
17th Sep '17 2:02:49 AM Doug86
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* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'':
** Comicbook/{{Kitty Pryde}} started out this way.

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* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'':
''Comicbook/XMen'':
** Comicbook/{{Kitty Pryde}} Comicbook/KittyPryde started out this way.



%%* [[Comicbook/ArchieComics Dilton Doiley]] was technically this. He's possibly one of Riverdale High's shortest students.

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%%* [[Comicbook/ArchieComics [[Franchise/ArchieComics Dilton Doiley]] was technically this. He's possibly one of Riverdale High's shortest students.
25th Aug '17 1:06:01 PM MyFinalEdits
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*** Also from ''RPM'', {{Sixth Ranger}}s Gem and Gemma, who ''were'' extremely childlike (even seeming to be developmentally a year or two ''behind'' the target audience). They're more of a subversion, really; rather than being audience surrogates for kids, their immaturity came off as them being [[CreepyTwins very]] [[StepfordSmiler very]] [[CuteAndPsycho screwed]] [[PsychopathicManchild up]].

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*** ** Also from ''RPM'', {{Sixth Ranger}}s Gem and Gemma, who ''were'' extremely childlike (even seeming to be developmentally a year or two ''behind'' the target audience). They're more of a subversion, really; rather than being audience surrogates for kids, their immaturity came off as them being [[CreepyTwins very]] [[StepfordSmiler very]] [[CuteAndPsycho screwed]] [[PsychopathicManchild up]].



* On the subject of ''Power Rangers'', its source material Franchise/SuperSentai also indulges in this. The Kid Appeal Ranger is typically the youngest male Ranger on a team, especially if he's neither TheHero nor TheLancer of the FiveManBand; as such, Yellow and Green Rangers fill this role more often than other colors. One such example is ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''[='s=] Don (Gokai Green), who lacks the confidence and dash of his teammates and has a bumbling, comical fighting style.
** Ironically, the only two actual child Rangers in the franchise's history don't quite fit this trope; [[Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger Kou/Kibaranger]] was a BrattyHalfPint who engaged in DirtyKid antics early on, while [[Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger Kotaro/Koguma Skyblue]] is essentially a standard Ranger who just so happens to be a kid, possessing a surprising amount of maturity for someone as young as he is.

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* On the subject of ''Power Rangers'', its source material Franchise/SuperSentai also indulges in this. this.
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The Kid Appeal Ranger is typically the youngest male Ranger on a team, especially if he's neither TheHero nor TheLancer of the FiveManBand; as such, Yellow and Green Rangers fill this role more often than other colors. One such example is ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''[='s=] Don (Gokai Green), who lacks the confidence and dash of his teammates and has a bumbling, comical fighting style.
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style. Ironically, the only two actual child Rangers in the franchise's history don't quite fit this trope; [[Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger Kou/Kibaranger]] was a BrattyHalfPint who engaged in DirtyKid antics early on, while [[Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger Kotaro/Koguma Skyblue]] is essentially a standard Ranger who just so happens to be a kid, possessing a surprising amount of maturity for someone as young as he is.
25th Aug '17 3:58:33 AM LinTaylor
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* On the subject of ''Power Rangers'', its source material Franchise/SuperSentai also indulges in this. The Kid Appeal Ranger is typically the youngest male Ranger on a team, especially if he's neither TheHero nor TheLancer of the FiveManBand; as such, Yellow and Green Rangers fill this role more often than other colors. One such example is ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''[='s=] Don (Gokai Green), who lacks the confidence and dash of his teammates and has a bumbling, comical fighting style.
** Ironically, the only two actual child Rangers in the franchise's history don't quite fit this trope; [[Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger Kou/Kibaranger]] was a BrattyHalfPint who engaged in DirtyKid antics early on, while [[Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger Kotaro/Koguma Skyblue]] is essentially a standard Ranger who just so happens to be a kid, possessing a surprising amount of maturity for someone as young as he is.
** On occasion, the Red Ranger will be made the Kid Appeal Character, since naturally every kid wants to be TheHero; however, this tends to produce characters who are incredibly unpopular with Sentai's older fanbase. One infamous example is Takaharu from ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'', an IdiotHero with basically zero CharacterDevelopment whose only real skills seemed to be [[TheDeterminator bull-headed enthusiasm]] and a CatchPhrase he shouted at the top of his lungs every ten minutes, but who still gets treated by the other Ninningers as the strongest member of the team and the one person they could never surpass. Nagi from the same series is a more traditional KAC, being the team's "baby" who feels somewhat inadequate because he has to keep up with his more accomplished cousins.
** ''Series/ResshaSentaiToqger'' is a rare case where the entire team is like this, being enthusiastic, child-like, and possessing {{Imagination Based Superpower}}s. [[spoiler:Near the end of the series it's revealed that all five of the core [=ToQgers=] are actually children who've been imagining themselves as teenagers all this time, justifying their childish personalities.]]
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