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16th Apr '16 2:18:09 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' gave us 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 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.



* Bubbles from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is presented as TheCutie of the group, is treated as the youngest despite the sisters all being "born" at literally the same time, and has the softest color palette (baby blue). She might seem "weak but lovable" (at least compared to her sisters) however [[BewareTheNiceOnes when angered]] it's shown Bubbles is quite possibly the most powerful of the triplets. Bubbles is the KidAppealCharacter in a different way in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. She's the most GirlyGirl of the girls, has the softest color palette, and is a {{fangirl}} prone to squealing and WingdingEyes. Her "cute" aspect is downplayed to emphasise her excitable aspects.

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* Bubbles from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is presented as TheCutie of the group, is treated as the youngest despite the sisters all being "born" at literally the same time, and has the softest color palette (baby blue). She might seem "weak but lovable" (at least compared to her sisters) however [[BewareTheNiceOnes when angered]] it's shown Bubbles is quite possibly the most powerful of the triplets. Bubbles is the KidAppealCharacter in a different way in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016''. She's the most GirlyGirl of the girls, has the softest color palette, and is a {{fangirl}} prone to squealing and WingdingEyes.WingdingEyes, and is the most internet culture savvy. Her "cute" aspect is downplayed to emphasise her excitable aspects.
15th Apr '16 4:10:01 AM aye_amber
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* The Lunar series has adorable high pitched, wisecracking [[spoiler: baby dragons]] [[LunarTheSilverStar Nall]] and [[LunarEternalBlue Ruby]], with Nall being the clown (albeit more of a DeadpanSnarker than other examples, but still very naive) and Ruby being the Ankle Biter. Well, before CharacterDevelopment, anyway.

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* The Lunar series has adorable high pitched, wisecracking [[spoiler: baby dragons]] [[LunarTheSilverStar [[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Nall]] and [[LunarEternalBlue [[VideoGame/LunarEternalBlue Ruby]], with Nall being the clown (albeit more of a DeadpanSnarker than other examples, but still very naive) and Ruby being the Ankle Biter. Well, before CharacterDevelopment, anyway.
15th Apr '16 12:33:12 AM coralina33
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** C3PO and R2D2 served this role in the original trilogy. Unlike Jar Jar though, they didn't alienate adult viewers.

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** C3PO [=C-3PO=] and R2D2 [=R2D2=] served this role in the original trilogy. Unlike Jar Jar though, they didn't alienate adult viewers.
7th Apr '16 4:45:49 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' gave us 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 Skipper and Kelly. Skipper in particular has taken over as the "teenager" "teenager", as Barbie has become a young adult since conception. Skipper is more tech savvy than Barbie.



* [[PowerTrio The Cutie Mark Crusaders]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', which is itself a kids' show, but the main cast are young adults([[VagueAge ish]]). The CMC are a lot closer to the age of the target demographic, and thus are easier for said audience to relate to.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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[[PowerTrio The Cutie Mark Crusaders]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', which Crusaders]]. ''Friendship Is Magic'' is itself a kids' show, but the main cast are young adults([[VagueAge ish]]). The CMC are a lot closer to the age of the target demographic, and thus are easier for said audience to relate to.



%%* Michelangelo of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', and thanks to his reception, became a BreakoutCharacter amongst the brothers.

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%%* * Michelangelo of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', and thanks to his reception, became a BreakoutCharacter amongst the brothers.brothers. He's the goofiest brother, likes to party and [[FunPersonified have fun]], and wears an orange headband.



* Spongebob in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' is wacky, acts like he just got out of third grade, and is Yellow.

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* Spongebob in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' is wacky, acts like he just got out of third grade, and is Yellow.yellow.



* Bubbles from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is presented as TheCutie of the group, is treated as the youngest despite the sisters all being "born" at literally the same time, and has the softest color palette (baby blue). She might seem "weak but lovable" (at least compared to her sisters) however [[BewareTheNiceOnes when angered]] it's shown Bubbles is quite possibly the most powerful of the triplets.

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* Bubbles from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is presented as TheCutie of the group, is treated as the youngest despite the sisters all being "born" at literally the same time, and has the softest color palette (baby blue). She might seem "weak but lovable" (at least compared to her sisters) however [[BewareTheNiceOnes when angered]] it's shown Bubbles is quite possibly the most powerful of the triplets. Bubbles is the KidAppealCharacter in a different way in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. She's the most GirlyGirl of the girls, has the softest color palette, and is a {{fangirl}} prone to squealing and WingdingEyes. Her "cute" aspect is downplayed to emphasise her excitable aspects.


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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3'':
** Pinkie Pie is pink colored, friendly, and loves fun. She was ascended to TheLeader in the "Core 7" soft-reboot and was treated as the mascot to G3.
** Minty is a light green color, is Pinkie's best friend, has an unusual character tic of loving socks, and is one of the resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}} characters.
3rd Mar '16 11:30:16 PM Pichu-kun
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* Chiyo-chan in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is a ChildProdigy with orange GirlishPigtails who has skipped up to high school. She's a source of much of the series' cuteness and humor.

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* Chiyo-chan in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is a ChildProdigy with orange GirlishPigtails who has skipped up to high school. She's a source of much of the series' cuteness and humor. Chiyo has some aspects of "weak but lovable" mixed with being a "preteen genius".



* Timon and Pumbaa from ''Disney/TheLionGuard'' are the laidback adoptive parents of Simba after he runs away. They're the source of many of the lighthearted moments after the movie hits CerebusSyndrome thanks to [[spoiler:Mufasa's death.]]

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* Timon and Pumbaa from ''Disney/TheLionGuard'' ''Disney/TheLionKing'' are the laidback adoptive parents of Simba after he runs away. They're the source of many of the lighthearted moments after the movie hits CerebusSyndrome thanks to [[spoiler:Mufasa's death.]]



* Music/Blink182's popularity exploded after they got their second drummer Travis Barker, whose sense of style and drumming ability was the epitome of cool for many 11 year olds in the late 90s and early 2000s, causing them to form their own bands.

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* Music/Blink182's *Music/Blink182's popularity exploded after they got their second drummer Travis Barker, whose sense of style and drumming ability was the epitome of cool for many 11 year olds in the late 90s and early 2000s, causing them to form their own bands.
3rd Mar '16 11:28:12 PM Pichu-kun
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%%* Chiyo-chan in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.

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%%* * Chiyo-chan in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is a ChildProdigy with orange GirlishPigtails who has skipped up to high school. She's a source of much of the series' cuteness and humor.



* Kimber from ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' appeals to the teenage demographic of the comic. She has an almost pink shade of red hair, is the youngest major character at eighteen, is the [[GenkiGirl spunkiest]] by far, and is the most into pop culture. She even dressed as the Superbowl sharks for the HalloweenEpisode. Unlike in the cartoon, her characterization makes her the most popular Hologram member instead of a BaseBreaker.



* Olaf from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is a clown variety. He is a very chipper and naive snowman that Elsa accidentally brought to life. He sings songs about how he loves summer, despite being a snowman (he doesn't understand the concept of melting yet), and generally acts like a young child with a man's voice. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen In development]] the writers toned down his original personality because he was deemed too annoying instead of amusing. Olaf ended up appealing well to both younger and older audiences.
* Timon and Pumbaa from ''Disney/TheLionGuard'' are the laidback adoptive parents of Simba after he runs away. They're the source of many of the lighthearted moments after the movie hits CerebusSyndrome thanks to [[spoiler:Mufasa's death.]]



* Blink182's popularity exploded after they got their second drummer Travis Barker, whose sense of style and drumming ability was the epitome of cool for many 11 year olds in the late 90s and early 2000s, causing them to form their own bands.

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* Blink182's *Music/Blink182's popularity exploded after they got their second drummer Travis Barker, whose sense of style and drumming ability was the epitome of cool for many 11 year olds in the late 90s and early 2000s, causing them to form their own bands.



%%* ''{{Franchise/Barbie}}'' gave us Skipper and Kelly.

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%%* ''{{Franchise/Barbie}}'' * ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' gave us Skipper and Kelly.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.



%%* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice.''
%%** Kid Flash serves as this.
%%** Robin is the youngest of the team.

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%%* * ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice.''
%%** ** Kid Flash serves as this.
%%**
a clown type. He's a jokester, dresses in a yellow costume, and has red hair.
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Robin is the youngest of the team.team and has a VerbalTic. This aspect of his character is abandoned in ''Invasion'', where is now an adult that goes by ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}.
** Beast Boy applies in ''Invasion'' as a clown type. He is also brightly colored (being completely green) and is the youngest member.



* Meelo from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', as he is the instigator of almost all of the show's toilet humor, which places him firmly in the "Clown" category.

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* Meelo from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', as he is the instigator of almost all of the show's toilet humor, ToiletHumor, which places him firmly in the "Clown" category.



%%** And the first member introduced to the viewers, Apple Bloom? Yellow coat.



* Spongebob in WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants is wacky, acts like he just got out of third grade, and is Yellow.

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* Spongebob in WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' is wacky, acts like he just got out of third grade, and is Yellow.



%%* Bubbles from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
%%* Olaf from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.

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%%* * Bubbles from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
%%* Olaf from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is presented as TheCutie of the group, is treated as the youngest despite the sisters all being "born" at literally the same time, and has the softest color palette (baby blue). She might seem "weak but lovable" (at least compared to her sisters) however [[BewareTheNiceOnes when angered]] it's shown Bubbles is quite possibly the most powerful of the triplets.



* Sheegwa from ''Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat'', is the youngest and most cheerful character in the show.

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* Sheegwa from ''Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat'', ''WesternAnimation/SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat'' is the youngest and most cheerful character in the show.show.
* Bunga from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' is a clown type. He is loud, occasionally gross, rash, and has a catchphrase he uses at least once a character. He is hated by most of the PeripheryDemographic due to this characterization.
16th Feb '16 2:28:32 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Jar Jar Binks from the {{prequel}}s is a wacky, goofy and slapstick character with a funny way of talking, making him a very obvious attempt at the trope. He was highly unpopular with adult viewers to say the least.
** The Ewoks of ''Return of the Jedi'' are essentially living teddy bears. They play a major role in the climax of the series.
** BB-8 in The Force Awakens is very much this trope, as he is small, cute and makes for a very popular toy.

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** Jar Jar Binks from the {{prequel}}s is a wacky, goofy and slapstick character with a funny way of talking, making him a very obvious attempt at the trope. He was highly unpopular with adult viewers to say the least.
viewers.
** The Ewoks of ''Return of the Jedi'' are essentially living teddy bears. They play a major role in the climax of the series.
** BB-8 in The Force Awakens is very much this trope, as he is small, cute and makes for a very popular toy.
16th Feb '16 10:18:59 AM Akaihiryuu
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** C3PO and R2D2 served this role in the original trilogy. Unlike Jar Jar though, they didn't alienate adult viewers.
7th Feb '16 9:05:55 PM brb1006
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* Klus from Studio 100's ''Series/KabouterPlop'' series is very popular with children in Belgium. This might be to due his trickster and fun personality he has compared to the other gnomes from the show. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRZW7liB94M Here's an example from a live show in Plopsa Indoor Hasselt.]]

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* Klus from Studio 100's {{Creator/Studio100}}'s ''Series/KabouterPlop'' series is very popular with children in Belgium. This might be to due his trickster and fun personality he has compared to the other gnomes from the show. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRZW7liB94M Here's an example from a live show in Plopsa Indoor Hasselt.]]
1st Feb '16 3:10:05 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Jubilee emulated the former trope namer by ''wearing a lot of yellow.''

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** Jubilee emulated the former trope namer does this by ''wearing a lot of yellow.''
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