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1st Jul '16 4:03:33 AM Anddrix
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* Gus Griswald from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', the small, cute SixthRanger to the main group of kids, and is weak and cowardly, but warmhearted and lovable. While not as obnoxious as most examples, and is an example of TheWoobie, ([[TheScrappy neither as infamous, thank the lord]]) he's still a BaseBreaker among the fandom.

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* Gus Griswald from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', the small, cute SixthRanger to the main group of kids, and is weak and cowardly, but warmhearted and lovable. While not as obnoxious as most examples, and is an example of TheWoobie, ([[TheScrappy neither as infamous, thank the lord]]) he's still a BaseBreaker among the fandom.
1st Jul '16 4:03:01 AM Anddrix
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* 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.

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* 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.
30th Jun '16 7:57:06 PM nombretomado
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* Takua in the first years of ''{{BIONICLE}}''. While the Toa were the main heroes - and the ones that actually got the action figures - Takua started out as the FeaturelessProtagonist of the first few video games (one before the Toa arrived, and the other as the HeroOfAnotherStory). After the games he remained a major character and his character was developed as adventurous and loving to explore, but knowing to leave the real fights to the Toa. All this culminated in the ''Mask of Light'' movie, where he was the main character and became a Toa himself (renaming himself "Takanuva").

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* Takua in the first years of ''{{BIONICLE}}''.''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}''. While the Toa were the main heroes - and the ones that actually got the action figures - Takua started out as the FeaturelessProtagonist of the first few video games (one before the Toa arrived, and the other as the HeroOfAnotherStory). After the games he remained a major character and his character was developed as adventurous and loving to explore, but knowing to leave the real fights to the Toa. All this culminated in the ''Mask of Light'' movie, where he was the main character and became a Toa himself (renaming himself "Takanuva").
19th May '16 9:54:35 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* El idolo de los Niños, better known as Atlantis in Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, Wrestling/{{Michinoku Pro| Wrestling}} and [[Wrestling/DragonGate Toryumon]]. Notably he ''wasn't'' been cheered by older fans for awhile into his career, being a text book rudo. But the kids still loved him. For a further bit of irony, he's never been the youngest man on any roster.

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* El idolo de los Niños, better known as Atlantis in Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, Wrestling/{{Michinoku Pro| Wrestling}} and [[Wrestling/DragonGate Toryumon]]. Notably he ''wasn't'' been cheered by older fans for awhile into his career, being a when he was doing text book rudo.rudo work. But the kids still loved him. For a further bit of irony, he's never been the youngest man on any roster.



* Command Bolshoi, trained by the Japanese Women's Pro-Wrestling Project, veteran of Wrestling/{{All Japan| Womens Pro Wrestling}}, also known as [[IHaveManyNames Bolshoi Kid, U.S.shoi, Dotonborishoi, Santa Bolshoi and Piko]]. She stands at only has a mask with a clown nose but has a successful career as an ankle biter.

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* Command Bolshoi, trained by the Japanese Women's Pro-Wrestling Project, veteran of Wrestling/{{All Japan| Womens Pro Wrestling}}, also known as [[IHaveManyNames Bolshoi Kid, U.S.shoi, Dotonborishoi, Santa Bolshoi and Piko]]. She stands at only 4'11 imperially, has a mask with a clown nose but has a successful career as an ankle biter.



* Wrestling/JeffHardy, being a brightly colored high flier who paints himself. Unfortunately, WWE decided to focus on his legal and substance abuse troubles, and ''positively'' contrast him against UsefulNotes/{{straight edge}} wrestler Wrestling/CMPunk.

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* Wrestling/JeffHardy, being a brightly colored dressing high flier who paints himself. Unfortunately, WWE decided to focus on his legal and substance abuse troubles, and ''positively'' contrast him against UsefulNotes/{{straight edge}} wrestler Wrestling/CMPunk.



* Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH did this with Taiji Ishimori, giving him lots of shiny, bright colors set of ring gear and lots of lucha libre inspired moves, including Rey Mysterio's 619. It helps that he's only 5'4.

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* Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH did this with Taiji Ishimori, giving him lots of shiny, bright colors set colored sets of ring gear and lots of lucha libre inspired moves, including Rey Mysterio's 619. It helps that he's only 5'4.
14th May '16 7:22:44 PM nombretomado
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%%* It is pretty much law that every Disney Channel show has to have at least one kid character in order to appeal to the network's youngest demographic. They usually appear in the form of a precocious/bratty/wisecracking kid brother or sister whose job consists of being obnoxious to both the main characters and, unfortunately, the viewer (see AnnoyingYoungerSibling). Examples include Matt on ''LizzieMcGuire'', Cory on ''ThatsSoRaven'', Pim on ''PhilOfTheFuture'', Rico on ''HannahMontana'', Sophie on ''CoryInTheHouse'', Max on ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', and Flynn on ''ShakeItUp''.
%%* Matthew in NewsRadio.

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%%* It is pretty much law that every Disney Channel show has to have at least one kid character in order to appeal to the network's youngest demographic. They usually appear in the form of a precocious/bratty/wisecracking kid brother or sister whose job consists of being obnoxious to both the main characters and, unfortunately, the viewer (see AnnoyingYoungerSibling). Examples include Matt on ''LizzieMcGuire'', ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', Cory on ''ThatsSoRaven'', ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', Pim on ''PhilOfTheFuture'', ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'', Rico on ''HannahMontana'', ''Series/HannahMontana'', Sophie on ''CoryInTheHouse'', ''Series/CoryInTheHouse'', Max on ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', and Flynn on ''ShakeItUp''.
''Series/ShakeItUp''.
%%* Matthew in NewsRadio.''Series/NewsRadio''.
4th May '16 4:48:35 PM nombretomado
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%%* Ma-Ti in ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''.

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%%* Ma-Ti in ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''.''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''.
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.
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