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19th Feb '18 1:12:39 PM CrypticMirror
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* Mocked in ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/merry-200th-strip here.]]

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* Mocked in ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/merry-200th-strip here.]]here]], where the Commander delivers to Zordon teenagers with the modern definition of attitude instead of the 90's upbeat and "can do" attitude Zordon actually asked for (the definition of "attitude" as pertains to teens having shifted back and forward rapidly ever since the end of WW2).
5th Feb '18 3:50:04 PM margdean56
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* ''ComicBook/MightyMorphinPowerRangersBoomStudios'' [[DeconReconSwitch finally answers this]], Zordon did try to recruit capable people with training but it didn't work out because they couldn't tolerate one another at got killed in the first mission despite their abilities. At the end, he decided it was easier to hire a group of friends, willing to do the job and train them than hiring professionals and forcing them to befriend over unreasonable differences and prejudices.

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* ''ComicBook/MightyMorphinPowerRangersBoomStudios'' [[DeconReconSwitch finally answers this]], this]]. Zordon did try to recruit capable people with training but it didn't work out because they couldn't tolerate one another at and got killed in on the first mission despite their abilities. At In the end, he decided it was easier to hire a group of friends, friends willing to do the job and train them than hiring to hire professionals and forcing force them to befriend over bond despite unreasonable differences and prejudices.



* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' -an incredibly powerful sixteen-year-old who was a ball of angst and anger issues before her CharacterDevelopment- agrees to work for the DEO -a Government agency in charge of neutralizing alien threats- in ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth''. Director Chase notes that her newest agent used to be out of control.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' -an ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''--an incredibly powerful sixteen-year-old who was a ball of angst and anger issues before her CharacterDevelopment- agrees CharacterDevelopment--agrees to work for the DEO -a DEO--a Government agency in charge of neutralizing alien threats- in threats--in ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth''. Director Chase notes that her newest agent used to be out of control.



* In ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' both the current and the previous team of Guardians of Kandrakar were chosen as teenagers (Cornelia actually [[LampshadeHanging wonders why them]]). {{Justified}} because they were selected by the Heart of Kandrakar itself, a magical artifact that reasons in a different way than humans do and is implied to have selected the best five for the job ''out of the whole planet Earth''-no matter their previous relationships (of the five, only Irma and Hay Lin are shown to be already friends when selected a year before the series) or where they lived (Will and Taranee are from two different cities, and the prequel issue shows the Heart's magic subtly leading to them moving to Heatherfield).

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* In ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' both the current and the previous team of Guardians of Kandrakar were chosen as teenagers (Cornelia actually [[LampshadeHanging wonders why them]]). {{Justified}} because they were selected by the Heart of Kandrakar itself, a magical artifact that reasons in a different way than humans do and is implied to have selected the best five for the job ''out of the whole planet Earth''-no Earth''--no matter their previous relationships (of the five, only Irma and Hay Lin are shown to be already friends when selected a year before the series) or where they lived (Will and Taranee are from two different cities, and the prequel issue shows the Heart's magic subtly leading to them moving to Heatherfield).
23rd Jan '18 10:43:57 AM idominatio2
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* ''ComicBook/MightyMorphinPowerRangersBoomStudios'' [[DeconReconSwitch finally answers this]], Zordon did try to recruit capable people with training but it didn't work out because they couldn't tolerate one another at got killed in the first mission despite their abilities. At the end, he decided it was easier to hire a group of friends, willing to do the job and train them than hiring professionals and forcing them to befriend over unreasonable differences and prejudices.
11th Jan '18 7:46:37 PM NOYB
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** Volume 3 goes further with the deconstruction; Realizing that the villains aren't finished, Ozpin asks Pyrrha Nikos, TheAce of Beacon, to inherit the power of the Fall Maiden and become the savior of mankind. However, said inheriting relies on an experimental and dangerous machine that may destroy Pyrrha's identity, causing her much angst on whether or not she can go through with it. [[spoiler: In the end, she's unable to accept the power before Cinder steals it for herself. Pyrrha attempts to fight Cinder, but all she accomplishes is dying which causes Ruby to awaken her own latent powers.]]

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** Volume 3 goes further with the deconstruction; Realizing realizing that the villains aren't finished, Ozpin asks Pyrrha Nikos, TheAce of Beacon, to inherit the power of the Fall Maiden and become the savior of mankind. However, said inheriting relies on an experimental and dangerous machine that may destroy Pyrrha's identity, causing her much angst on whether or not she can go through with it. [[spoiler: In the end, she's unable to accept the power before Cinder steals it for herself. Pyrrha attempts to fight Cinder, but all she accomplishes is dying dying, which causes Ruby to awaken her own latent powers.]]
11th Jan '18 7:45:25 PM NOYB
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* Played with in Anime/DigimonTamers, as for a good chunk of the series the adults refuse to work with the kids and even at the end make several good arguments why using them as frontline soldiers is unethical.

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* Played with in Anime/DigimonTamers, ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', as for a good chunk of the series the adults refuse to work with the kids and even at the end make several good arguments why using them as frontline soldiers is unethical.
11th Jan '18 7:44:18 PM NOYB
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* In ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' both the current and the previous team of Guardians of Kandrakar were chosen as teenagers (Cornelia actually [[LampshadeHanging wonders why them]]). {{Justified}} because they were selected by the Heart of Kandrakar itself, a magical artifact that reasons in a different way than humans do and is implied to have selected the best five for the job ''out of the whole planet Earth''-no matter their previous relationships (of the five, only Irma and Hay Lin are shown to be already friend when selected a year before the series) or where they lived (Will and Taranee are from two different cities, and the prequel issue shows the Heart's magic subtly leading to them moving to Heatherfield).

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* In ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' both the current and the previous team of Guardians of Kandrakar were chosen as teenagers (Cornelia actually [[LampshadeHanging wonders why them]]). {{Justified}} because they were selected by the Heart of Kandrakar itself, a magical artifact that reasons in a different way than humans do and is implied to have selected the best five for the job ''out of the whole planet Earth''-no matter their previous relationships (of the five, only Irma and Hay Lin are shown to be already friend friends when selected a year before the series) or where they lived (Will and Taranee are from two different cities, and the prequel issue shows the Heart's magic subtly leading to them moving to Heatherfield).
11th Jan '18 7:43:26 PM NOYB
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* Justified in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender''. Allura wakes up from a ten-thousand year cryosleep to discover that her entire species has been wiped out and that a Garla ship is on its way to Arus to destroy what's left, so she has to settle for the RagtagBunchOfMisfits that stumbled upon her [[TheBattlestar castle-slash-spaceship]] to assemble Voltron and save the day. She is, however, wise enough to pass over the RookieRedRanger and instead appoint the [[TeamDad one responsible adult in the group]] as TheLeader, LawOfChromaticSuperiority be damned. Additionally, while four of the five Paladins are bickering teenagers, they were also military academy students prior to getting stranded on an alien planet, and thus at least have ''some'' training in aeronautics, engineering, and hand-to-hand combat.

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* Justified in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender''. Allura wakes up from a ten-thousand year cryosleep to discover that her entire species has been wiped out and that a Garla ship is on its way to Arus to destroy what's left, so she has to settle for the RagtagBunchOfMisfits that stumbled upon her [[TheBattlestar castle-slash-spaceship]] to assemble Voltron and save the day. She is, however, wise enough to pass over the RookieRedRanger and instead appoint the [[TeamDad one responsible adult in the group]] as TheLeader, LawOfChromaticSuperiority be damned. Additionally, while four of the five Paladins are bickering teenagers, they were also military academy students prior to getting stranded on an alien planet, and thus at least have ''some'' training in aeronautics, engineering, engineering and hand-to-hand combat.
11th Jan '18 7:42:01 PM NOYB
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* Exaggerated ''and'' justified in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', where the Omnitrix, a watch-like alien device known as the most powerful weapon in this universe, was actually intended for experienced RetiredBadass [[BadassGrandpa Max Tennyson]]. However, his 10 years old grandson Ben happened to find it first, and his DNA was close enough to Max's to have the Omnitrix taking him as its owner; after that, the Omnitrix being a ClingyMacGuffin, Ben is unable to remove it and the error cannot be undone. By the time it can, Max has convinced the Omnitrix's creator [[spoiler:Azmuth]] to let Ben keep it, believing the kid has potential.

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* Exaggerated ''and'' justified in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', where the Omnitrix, a watch-like alien device known as the most powerful weapon in this universe, was actually intended for experienced RetiredBadass [[BadassGrandpa Max Tennyson]]. However, his 10 years old 10-year-old grandson Ben happened to find it first, and his DNA was close enough to Max's to have the Omnitrix taking take him as its owner; after that, the Omnitrix being a ClingyMacGuffin, Ben is unable to remove it and the error cannot be undone. By the time it can, Max has convinced the Omnitrix's creator [[spoiler:Azmuth]] to let Ben keep it, believing the kid has potential.
11th Jan '18 7:41:02 PM NOYB
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* ''TabletopGame/BleakWorld'' has the Androids, who are all cyborg teenagers brought back from the razors edge of death. [[TeensAreMonsters They are also the most dangerous of the Experiments]], [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul due to being completely batshit.]]

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* ''TabletopGame/BleakWorld'' has the Androids, who are all cyborg teenagers brought back from the razors razor's edge of death. [[TeensAreMonsters They are also the most dangerous of the Experiments]], [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul due to being completely batshit.]]



* ''Literature/SailorNothing'' also [[{{Deconstruction}} deals with the absurdity]] of choosing teenaged girls to save the world. Who would come up with such a ridiculous idea? A villain who actually wants the good guys to lose?

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* ''Literature/SailorNothing'' also [[{{Deconstruction}} deals with the absurdity]] of choosing teenaged teenage girls to save the world. Who would come up with such a ridiculous idea? A villain who actually wants the good guys to lose?



** Likewise, in the beginning of WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra, the main characters are older, being roughly 16-18 years old, but are still teens. A three-year TimeSkip for the fourth season changes this, however.
** Korra generally avoids this, as despite the 'gang' being all teens, the older mentor characters get just as much screen time and character development. They still all fit with the creator's admission that no one between the ages of twenty and forty is worth a damn though.

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** Likewise, in the beginning of WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the main characters are older, being roughly 16-18 years old, but are still teens. A three-year TimeSkip for the fourth season changes this, however.
** Korra ''Korra'' generally avoids this, as despite the 'gang' being all teens, the older mentor characters get just as much screen time and character development. They still all fit with the creator's admission that no one between the ages of twenty and forty is worth a damn though.
11th Jan '18 7:28:10 PM NOYB
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** When the Animorphs gain the ability to increase their numbers, they seek out more teenagers. Because they figured teenagers adapt to new situations [[WeirdnessCensor quicker than adults]], and that teenagers would listen to them and be happier to let them take the lead [[NotNowKiddo than adults would]], in addition they deliberately seek out disabled kids as there's no way the Yeerks would be using them as hosts.

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** When the Animorphs gain the ability to increase their numbers, they seek out more teenagers. Because they figured teenagers adapt to new situations [[WeirdnessCensor quicker more quickly than adults]], and that teenagers would listen to them and be happier to let them take the lead [[NotNowKiddo than adults would]], would]]; in addition they deliberately seek out disabled kids as there's no way the Yeerks would be using them as hosts.
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