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23rd Jan '18 5:55:26 AM Derkhan
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* Steven Erikson's ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' has at least two of these:
** Kettle, the undead girl who lives in the Azath cemetery in Letheras and later hooks up with Silchas Ruin's party. At the end of ''Reaper's Gale'' (book 7), [[spoiler:Silchas Ruin kills her, and a new Azath House sprouts from her body]].
** Grub, an boy orphan who tags along with the Malazan army. He has occasional [[WhoopiEpiphanySpeech prophetic speeches]], but [[spoiler:as of ''Reaper's Gale'' (book 7), he has yet to play a really major part in any plot]].

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* Steven Erikson's ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' has at least two of these:
Creator/StevenErikson's ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'':
** Kettle, the Kettle is an [[UndeadChild undead girl girl]] who lives in the Azath cemetery in Letheras and later hooks up [[CreepyChild nonchalantly kills people]] she thinks are bad between providing everyone who would listen with matter-of-fact revelations of things "the dead told her", which generally relate to current events she should have no means to know about. Part of her uncanny insights come from her being connected to the Azath Tower and serving it by feeding it the corpses of those she kills. [[HeroicAlbino Silchas Ruin's party. Ruin]] claims that Kettle has two souls inside of her, one of which is [[AbusivePrecursors Forkrul Assail]], though he never specifies if the other is native to her once-mortal body or another one stuffed in there after she died. Kettle vaguely remembers being both a mortal child and a Nameless One child of [[EarthMother the Eres]] who was wrapped up in prophecies. When the Azath Tower dies, Kettle starts coming back to life, but she never stops with her mysterious revelations. At the end of ''Reaper's Gale'' (book 7), ''Literature/ReapersGale'', [[spoiler:Silchas Ruin kills her, and a new Azath House sprouts from her body]].
** Subverted with Grub, an boy orphan who tags along with the Malazan army. He has occasional starts out as being uncannily good at digging up bad omens and getting along with strange creatures, and both High Mage Quick Ben and the priest Banaschar comment on how he is touched by ''something'', so the expectation develops that he will start providing [[WhoopiEpiphanySpeech prophetic speeches]], speeches]] as soon as he learns to speak. [[ChildProdigy High Mage Sinn]] also is convinced that Grub is not a human child but [[spoiler:as the AnthropomorphicPersonification of ''Reaper's Gale'' (book 7), the suffering of the refugees during the Chain of Dogs in ''Literature/DeadhouseGates''. But Grub grows up an absolutely normal boy with no greater insight into anything but Sinn's annoying antics, and he has yet to play feels nothing unusual about himself. Only at the very end of the series does it become clear that he ''is'' a really major part ChildProdigy in any plot]].military tactics, which stems from his potentially unnatural origin in the Chain of Dogs.
18th Jul '17 2:23:02 PM eroock
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Usually female, small and fey in [[CreepyChild a disturbing way]], the '''Oracular Urchin''' knows more about the future -- or the present -- than she really should. Sometimes her mysterious comments are clear, but usually they just confuse matters until everything's over, and maybe not even then. When things come to a head, the Oracular Urchin may be the one who explains Everything (either explicitly or [[CrypticConversation by implication)]] to the hero -- and, to the audience.

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Usually female, small and fey in [[CreepyChild a disturbing way]], the '''Oracular Urchin''' Oracular Urchin knows more about the future -- or the present -- than she really should. Sometimes her mysterious comments are clear, but usually they just confuse matters until everything's over, and maybe not even then. When things come to a head, the Oracular Urchin may be the one who explains Everything (either explicitly or [[CrypticConversation by implication)]] to the hero -- and, to the audience.
23rd Jun '17 2:15:09 PM whizzerd
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26th Dec '16 3:06:41 AM Euodiachloris
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Usually female, small and fey in [[CreepyChild a disturbing way]], the '''Oracular Urchin''' knows more about the future -- or the present -- than she really should. Sometimes her mysterious comments are clear, but usually they just confuse matters until everything's over, and maybe not even then. When things come to a head, the OracularU rchin may be the one who explains Everything (either explicitly or [[CrypticConversation by implication)]] to the hero -- and to the audience.

Related to the WaifProphet, but the Oracular Urchin is not usually ill in any way -- just ... different and strangely informed.

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Usually female, small and fey in [[CreepyChild a disturbing way]], the '''Oracular Urchin''' knows more about the future -- or the present -- than she really should. Sometimes her mysterious comments are clear, but usually they just confuse matters until everything's over, and maybe not even then. When things come to a head, the OracularU rchin Oracular Urchin may be the one who explains Everything (either explicitly or [[CrypticConversation by implication)]] to the hero -- and and, to the audience.

Related to the WaifProphet, but the Oracular Urchin is not usually ill or weak in any way -- just ... different and different, strangely informed.
informed and, usually, very oddly plugged-in. Once you have enough background to parse what they say.
11th Dec '16 10:48:26 PM Willbyr
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* In ''Film/{{Morgan}}'', Morgan has a bit of a precognitive ability that lets her glean information about people without having spoken to them. Lee Weathers takes it in stride but the psychoanalyst Dr. Shapiro appears to lose his cool over it and drives Morgan to the breaking point emotionally...which ends up getting him killed.
2nd Dec '16 10:30:04 PM N1KF
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Usually female, small and fey in [[CreepyChild a disturbing way]], the OracularUrchin knows more about the future -- or the present -- than she really should. Sometimes her mysterious comments are clear, but usually they just confuse matters until everything's over, and maybe not even then. When things come to a head, the OracularUrchin may be the one who explains Everything (either explicitly or [[CrypticConversation by implication)]] to the hero -- and to the audience.

Related to the WaifProphet, but the OracularUrchin is not usually ill in any way -- just ... different and strangely informed.

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Usually female, small and fey in [[CreepyChild a disturbing way]], the OracularUrchin '''Oracular Urchin''' knows more about the future -- or the present -- than she really should. Sometimes her mysterious comments are clear, but usually they just confuse matters until everything's over, and maybe not even then. When things come to a head, the OracularUrchin OracularU rchin may be the one who explains Everything (either explicitly or [[CrypticConversation by implication)]] to the hero -- and to the audience.

Related to the WaifProphet, but the OracularUrchin Oracular Urchin is not usually ill in any way -- just ... different and strangely informed.



* Rei Ayanami from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is a borderline OracularUrchin -- she is fey and clearly knows far more of what's going on than most of the other characters, but she provides no revelations to anyone -- including, for a long time, the audience.

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* Rei Ayanami from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is a borderline OracularUrchin Oracular Urchin -- she is fey and clearly knows far more of what's going on than most of the other characters, but she provides no revelations to anyone -- including, for a long time, the audience.
16th Oct '16 6:11:25 PM nombretomado
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* From ''FireEmblemElibe'':

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* From ''FireEmblemElibe'':''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'':
5th Aug '16 1:54:13 AM PaulA
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* Devera, the brown-eyed little girl from (this is not hyperbole) every book Steven K. Z. Brust has ever written. Her ''lack'' of appearance in ''[[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Five Hundred Years After]]'' is even lampshaded in the "Author interview" at the end. A full tally of her appearances may be found [[http://mindstalk.net/brust/devfaq.html here]]; 'ware spoilers. This is what happens when a part-goddess little girl with TimeTravel powers is allowed to run around loose.

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* Devera, the brown-eyed little girl from (this is not hyperbole) every book Steven K. Z. Brust Creator/StevenBrust has ever written. Her ''lack'' of appearance in ''[[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Five Hundred Years After]]'' ''Literature/FiveHundredYearsAfter'' is even lampshaded in the "Author interview" at the end. A full tally of her appearances may be found [[http://mindstalk.net/brust/devfaq.html here]]; 'ware spoilers. This is what happens when a part-goddess little girl with TimeTravel powers is allowed to run around loose.
28th Jul '16 12:06:13 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Akane's friend Miyo from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' (anime only).

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* Akane's friend Miyo from A filler episode of the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' (anime only).anime is centered on Akane's friend Miyo, a very cute FortuneTeller who tells her how [[SickEpisode cure a mysterious illness that befalls the Tendo household]].
14th May '16 2:40:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', the androgynous monk child ("Spoon Boy" according to the script) who claims that "There is no spoon."
* The plague ridden child in Mel Gibson's ''Film/{{Apocalypto}}'' who accosts the slavers as they bring their captives in for sacrifice.
** While female, small, fey, and creepy, this child is probably more of a WaifProphet due to her obvious illness.
* ''Film/ScaryMovie3'' has Cody.

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* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', the androgynous monk child ("Spoon Boy" according to the script) who claims that "There is no spoon."
* The plague ridden child in Mel Gibson's ''Film/{{Apocalypto}}'' who accosts the slavers as they bring their captives in for sacrifice.
** While female, small, fey, and creepy, this child is probably more of a WaifProphet due to her obvious illness.
* ''Film/ScaryMovie3'' has Cody.
Films -- Animated]]



* ''Film/MenInBlack3'', has an alien named Griffin, who can see multiple futures on what can or may happen.
* ''Film/{{Push}}'' has [[Creator/DakotaFanning Cassie]], a second-generation Watcher, capable of seeing visions of possible futures and drawing them (badly). Her [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad]] counterpart is Pop Girl who is older.

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* ''Film/MenInBlack3'', has an alien named Griffin, who can see multiple futures on what can or may happen.
* ''Film/{{Push}}'' has [[Creator/DakotaFanning Cassie]], a second-generation Watcher, capable of seeing visions of possible futures and drawing them (badly). Her [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad]] counterpart is Pop Girl who is older.


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* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', the androgynous monk child ("Spoon Boy" according to the script) who claims that "There is no spoon."
* The plague ridden child in Mel Gibson's ''Film/{{Apocalypto}}'' who accosts the slavers as they bring their captives in for sacrifice.
** While female, small, fey, and creepy, this child is probably more of a WaifProphet due to her obvious illness.
* ''Film/ScaryMovie3'' has Cody.
* ''Film/MenInBlack3'', has an alien named Griffin, who can see multiple futures on what can or may happen.
* ''Film/{{Push}}'' has [[Creator/DakotaFanning Cassie]], a second-generation Watcher, capable of seeing visions of possible futures and drawing them (badly). Her [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad]] counterpart is Pop Girl who is older.

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