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19th Sep '16 5:46:35 AM KingLyger
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* Play a Franchise/DisneyPrincess at a {{Ride/Disney Theme Park|s}} and at some point this will happen to you.

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* Play a Franchise/DisneyPrincess at a {{Ride/Disney Theme Park|s}} Park|s}}, and at some point this will happen to you.



* Eiko in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has a crush on Zidane. He's 16, and she's six. A plot-mandated mini-game even involves Eiko trying to woo Zidane ThroughHisStomach. [[spoiler:Eiko even tells Zidane she loves him right before he goes to rescue Kuja after being the final boss. But, by that point, it's obvious that Zidane's heart really belongs to Dagger.]]

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* Eiko in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has a crush on Zidane. He's 16, and she's six. A plot-mandated mini-game even involves Eiko trying to woo Zidane ThroughHisStomach. [[spoiler:Eiko even tells Zidane she loves him right before he goes to rescue Kuja after being beating the final boss. But, by that point, it's obvious that [[LadykillerInLove Zidane's heart really belongs to Dagger.Dagger]].]]
19th Sep '16 5:38:50 AM KingLyger
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* Eiko in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has a crush on Zidane.

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* Eiko in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has a crush on Zidane. He's 16, and she's six. A plot-mandated mini-game even involves Eiko trying to woo Zidane ThroughHisStomach. [[spoiler:Eiko even tells Zidane she loves him right before he goes to rescue Kuja after being the final boss. But, by that point, it's obvious that Zidane's heart really belongs to Dagger.]]
12th Sep '16 11:03:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in ''TheTimeTravelersWife'': the title character makes an awkward attempt to seduce her future husband when she is 16 and he is visiting from the future. He refuses, telling her that he can't because he has a wonderful wife who he loves very much. She is crushed, even though she knows that she is (will be) that wife.

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* Played with in ''TheTimeTravelersWife'': ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife'': the title character makes an awkward attempt to seduce her future husband when she is 16 and he is visiting from the future. He refuses, telling her that he can't because he has a wonderful wife who he loves very much. She is crushed, even though she knows that she is (will be) that wife.
31st Aug '16 4:46:38 PM nombretomado
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* Although she's not seen in the actual story until she's an adult and the Queen of Elenia, ''TheElenium'' trilogy by Creator/DavidEddings indicates that Ehlana had one of these for Sparhawk from the age of 7 onward, sparked because he was one of the few people she could truly trust. Of course, they end up married despite the 20-odd-year age difference, so it was a bit different from most crushes of this sort.

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* Although she's not seen in the actual story until she's an adult and the Queen of Elenia, ''TheElenium'' ''Literature/TheElenium'' trilogy by Creator/DavidEddings indicates that Ehlana had one of these for Sparhawk from the age of 7 onward, sparked because he was one of the few people she could truly trust. Of course, they end up married despite the 20-odd-year age difference, so it was a bit different from most crushes of this sort.
25th Aug '16 7:31:09 PM DarkHunter
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** Asuka has an obvious and vocal crush on Kaji, her guardian. She's 13/14 (her birthday is partway through the series), he's somewhere in his late 20's. To Kaji's credit, despite his [[ChivalrousPervert womanizing habits]], he always rebuffs Asuka's advances, having no intention whatsoever of starting anything with her. This being Evangelion, Asuka handles rejection badly and it just feeds her complex of being "unwanted".
25th Aug '16 2:30:47 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** A more recent episode has [[LoonyFan Irving]] hit on [[AntiHero Candace]] and/or [[AsianAirhead Stacy]], though this was probably just meant as a single one-off joke in this show's perpetual ShipTease.

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** A more recent episode has [[LoonyFan **[[LoonyFan Irving]] hit hits on [[AntiHero Candace]] and/or [[AsianAirhead Stacy]], though this was probably just meant as a single one-off joke in this show's perpetual ShipTease.
25th Aug '16 2:21:28 PM ChaoticNovelist
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[[FilleFatale In some cases]], {{Squick}} happens. But in most instances, you have an ordinary kid who has to deal with the ordinary awkwardness of having a crush on someone ''way'' out of their league.

The Precocious Crush is any instance of a child (usually pre-teen or younger, though young teenagers are sometimes susceptible) having a crush on an adult. [[TeacherStudentRomance Teachers are common targets]], as are other, non-related caretakers. While having this kind of crush is more often associated with girls, it is increasingly common to portray boys as having this kind of crush. Usually, nothing ever comes of it--at least not until the character in question is [[SheIsAllGrownUp much older]], and even then, it still might seem a bit {{Squick}}y to some. In animation, the trope can be invoked without fully using it in the case of teenagers, where one character is only a few years younger than their crush, but [[OlderThanTheyLook differing rates]] of [[YoungerThanTheyLook physical development]] makes the crush look a lot older than them.

Although it may seem to have UnfortunateImplications, this trope is TruthInTelevision. ''Lots'' of kids get crushes on their teachers or on their older neighbors, or friends of their older siblings--and older siblings of their friends. (One resolution is for differences between the older and the same-age siblings to be mostly maturity; when the kid and the same-age sibling grow up, SettleForSibling can be a happy ending.)

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[[FilleFatale In some cases]], {{Squick}} happens. But in In most instances, instances you have an ordinary kid who has to deal with the ordinary awkwardness of having a crush on someone ''way'' out of their league.

The Precocious Crush is any instance of a child (usually pre-teen or younger, though young teenagers are sometimes susceptible) having a crush on an adult. [[TeacherStudentRomance Teachers are common targets]], as are other, non-related caretakers. While having this kind of crush is more often associated with girls, it is increasingly also common to portray boys as having this kind of crush. Usually, nothing ever comes of it--at least not until the character in question is [[SheIsAllGrownUp much older]], and even then, it still might seem a bit {{Squick}}y to some. In animation, the trope can be invoked without fully using it in the case of teenagers, where one character is only a few years younger than their crush, but [[OlderThanTheyLook differing rates]] of [[YoungerThanTheyLook physical development]] makes the crush look a lot older than them.

Although it may seem to have UnfortunateImplications, this This trope is TruthInTelevision. ''Lots'' of kids get crushes on their teachers or on their older neighbors, or friends of their older siblings--and older siblings of their friends. (One resolution is for differences between the older and the same-age siblings to be mostly maturity; when the kid and the same-age sibling grow up, SettleForSibling can be a happy ending.)



** Sasami has occasionally expressed some interest in Tenchi (but [[ChickMagnet who hasn't?]]). Subverted by the fact she's [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld over 700…]] and then sorta played straight in that, ''by Juraian standards'', she's still considered a little girl.

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** Sasami has occasionally expressed some interest in Tenchi (but [[ChickMagnet who hasn't?]]). Subverted hasn't?]]) but it is double subverted by the fact she's her age. She's really [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld over 700…]] and then sorta played straight in that, but ''by Juraian standards'', she's still considered a little girl.



** Then there's Rika Sasaki's huge crush on her adult teacher, Yoshiyuki Terada, which is a point of contention with fans since in the manga he apparently accepts and reciprocates it (though he tells her to wait until she's of age).

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** Then there's Rika Sasaki's huge crush on her adult teacher, Yoshiyuki Terada, which is a point of contention with fans since in the manga since he apparently accepts and reciprocates it (though he tells her to wait until she's of age).



* Happens to Miroku (of course) and a young girl named Koharu in ''Manga/InuYasha'', although we only see the second half of it.
* By the same author, ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' begins with Akane Tendo having a one-sided crush on Dr. Tofu, a chiropractor who has apparently been something of the family physician for many years, having been responsible for treating Akane's sprains and bruises since she was a little girl. He is completely oblivious to her feelings for her, though, and this coupled with his freakish [[LoveMakesYouCrazy obsession with her elder sister Kasumi]] helps her to get over it. She eventually grows out of it some time after Ranma's arrival.

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* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Happens to Miroku (of course) and a young girl named Koharu in ''Manga/InuYasha'', Koharu, although we only see the second half of it.
* By the same author, ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' begins with Akane Tendo having a one-sided crush on Dr. Tofu, a chiropractor who has apparently been something of the family physician for many years, having been responsible for treating Akane's sprains and bruises since she was a little girl. He is completely oblivious to her feelings for her, though, and this coupled with his freakish [[LoveMakesYouCrazy obsession with her elder sister Kasumi]] helps her to get over it. She eventually grows out of it some time after Ranma's arrival.



* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', a girl named Tsubaki (who's at most 13/14) is a bit of a {{Tsundere}} to Anji (early-to-mid 20's), the gentle and peaceful Buddhist monk [[ParentalSubstitute who took her and a bunch of other orphaned children in.]] The younger kids swear by this trope [[ShipperOnDeck and actively ship them together.]] [[spoiler: Too bad Tsubaki and the other children are killed by their greedy townspeople, which makes poor Anji cross the DespairEventHorizon and have a FaceHeelTurn.]] Interestingly, the anime studio saw potential in that (and even the manga's author, Nobuhiro Watsuki, admitted that they ''could'' have some sort of relationship), therefore [[ShipTease adding some more heartwarming scenes]] of the two of them interacting. Including one that happens [[SnowMeansLove in the snow]]. [[spoiler:[[SarcasmMode Well]], [[TearJerker that helped a lot]].]]

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* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', a girl named Tsubaki (who's at most 13/14) is a bit of a {{Tsundere}} to Anji (early-to-mid 20's), the gentle and peaceful Buddhist monk [[ParentalSubstitute who took her and a bunch of other orphaned children in.]] The younger kids swear by this trope [[ShipperOnDeck and actively ship them together.]] [[spoiler: Too bad Tsubaki and the other children are killed by their greedy townspeople, which makes poor Anji cross the DespairEventHorizon and have a FaceHeelTurn.]] Interestingly, the anime studio saw potential in that (and even the manga's author, Nobuhiro Watsuki, admitted that they ''could'' have some sort of relationship), therefore [[ShipTease adding some more heartwarming scenes]] of the two of them interacting. Including one that happens [[SnowMeansLove in the snow]]. [[spoiler:[[SarcasmMode Well]], [[TearJerker that helped a lot]].]]



*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'':
** Raki Bladi has a crush on the lieutenant of her squad, Aegis. She regularly calls him "old man" despite his protests that he's only 28. Her own age isn't specified but as the elder sister of Mia she's likely in the upper teenage range. He acts more like her BigBrotherMentor.
** Zettai quickly falls for Eric after [[RescueRomance he rescues from the gallows]] and then immediately [[TeacherStudentRomance becomes her personal magic tutor]]. He doesn't notice because of unrelated magical things like WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity.



* In ''Series/{{House}}'', the 8-year-old brother of one of House's child patients gets an enormous crush on Cameron. It starts with him stealing flowers for her, then he grabs her butt, and later he attacks Chase. This eventually leads to House solving the case, as he is wont to do.
** There's also the little girl with cancer who manages to get Chase to kiss her.

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* In ''Series/{{House}}'', the ''Series/{{House}}'',
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8-year-old brother of one of House's child patients gets an enormous crush on Cameron. It starts with him stealing flowers for her, then he grabs her butt, and later he attacks Chase. This eventually leads to House solving the case, as he is wont to do.
** There's also the little girl with cancer who manages to get convinces Chase to kiss her.
15th Aug '16 12:36:25 PM Chiropteru
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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' Dipper (12) has a crush on Wendy (15). He finally confesses it in the second season and Wendy reveals she already knew (as it was pretty damn obvious to ''everyone'') and gently lets him down, though she's not above reconsidering when he's older. Ironically during a time travel episode the 12-year-old Dipper meets the 5-year-old Wendy and ''she'' crushes on ''him'', something Dipper finds intensely creepy and inappropriate… and [[HeelRealization therefore is deeply shocked when his sister points out that Wendy likely feels the same way about his affections.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' Dipper (12) has a crush on Wendy (15). He finally confesses it in the second season and Wendy reveals she already knew (as it was pretty damn obvious to ''everyone'') and gently lets him down, though she's not above reconsidering when he's older. down. Ironically during a time travel episode the 12-year-old Dipper meets the 5-year-old Wendy and ''she'' crushes on ''him'', something Dipper finds intensely creepy a little uncomfortable and inappropriate… awkward… and [[HeelRealization therefore is deeply shocked experiences a moment of clarity when his sister points out that Wendy likely feels the same way similarly about his affections.]]
9th Aug '16 9:15:17 PM jabberwocky1996
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* A rare meta example: Apparently, during the filming of ''Film/TheHuntsmanWintersWar'' [[Creator/CharlizeTheron Charlize Theron's]] son developed a mad crush on Creator/EmilyBlunt, who plays Freya.

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* A rare meta example: Apparently, during the filming of ''Film/TheHuntsmanWintersWar'' [[Creator/CharlizeTheron Charlize Theron's]] son developed a mad crush on Creator/EmilyBlunt, who plays Freya. [[https://youtu.be/pd3YMQiVjZwm Have a look.]]
9th Aug '16 9:13:39 PM jabberwocky1996
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* A rare meta example: Apparently, during the filming of ''Film/TheHuntsmanWintersWar'' [[Creator/CharlizeTheron Charlize Theron's]] son developed a mad crush on Creator/EmilyBlunt, who plays Freya.
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