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19th Sep '17 8:06:04 PM 64SuperNintendo
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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.]]
17th Aug '17 8:28:58 PM RicardoRenegado
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* Goten and chibi!Trunks in the later arcs of ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' bring a good deal of levity and irreverence compared to the increasingly self-serious adult characters. They treat gaining planet-cracking martial arts powers and fighting ancient {{Eldritch Abomination}}s as a lark.

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* Goten and chibi!Trunks Present Trunks in the later arcs of ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' bring a good deal of levity and irreverence compared to the increasingly self-serious adult characters. They treat gaining planet-cracking martial arts powers and fighting ancient {{Eldritch Abomination}}s as a lark.
22nd Jul '17 12:31:32 AM JohnnyNevada
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** The pre-Crisis Superboy (i.e., Superman as a boy) was also meant to be a kid appeal character, debuting in 1945's ''More Fun Comics'' #101.
24th Jun '17 8:22:21 PM creader
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rather be chilling at Sam's home watching TV instead of being involved with the RobotWar.



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24th Jun '17 8:21:47 PM creader
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** In ''Dark of the Moon'' the character type is also embodied by the duo of Wheelie and Brains, who are small robots and basically act like kids during the course of the movie. Unlike Skids and Mudflap, though, they have relatively little screen time and would
rather be chilling at Sam's home watching TV instead of being involved with the RobotWar.

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** In ''Dark of the Moon'' the character type is also embodied by the duo of Wheelie and Brains, who are small robots and basically act like kids during the course of the movie. Unlike Skids and Mudflap, though, they have relatively little screen time and would
would rather be chilling at Sam's home watching TV instead of being involved with the RobotWar.
24th Jun '17 8:21:06 PM creader
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** In ''Dark of the Moon'' the character type is also embodied by the duo of Wheelie and Brains, who are small robots and basically act like kids during the course of the movie. Unlike Skids and Mudflap, though, they have relatively little screen time and would.

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** In ''Dark of the Moon'' the character type is also embodied by the duo of Wheelie and Brains, who are small robots and basically act like kids during the course of the movie. Unlike Skids and Mudflap, though, they have relatively little screen time and would.would
rather be chilling at Sam's home watching TV instead of being involved with the RobotWar.
24th Jun '17 8:20:05 PM creader
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** Quasimodo due to his kind loving heart and his grotesque but unique appearance

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** Quasimodo due to his kind loving heart and his grotesque but unique appearanceappearance.
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