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14th Oct '17 4:33:38 AM DaibhidC
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* Kyle Rayner, who was for a decade or so the only Franchise/GreenLantern, started out this way. Ganthet needed to give the last ring and power battery to somebody, and Kyle was standing there, so Ganthet literally said, "You'll do," and gave them to him.
3rd Oct '17 6:45:26 AM AdelePotter
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* The Daemon in ''Literature/TheHeartsWeSold'' deals with teenagers exclusively, and doesn't seem to have anyone older than eighteen on his payroll. [[spoiler:This turns out to be because anyone younger than fifteen or sixteen is too much hassle to work with, but the older you are, the less likely it is that your body can handle a fight with a monster. Even teenagers have no guarantee of surviving, but their odds are the best.]]
13th Aug '17 1:15:00 PM nombretomado
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* The {{Animesque}} ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''. Think ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Series/CharliesAngels''.

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* The {{Animesque}} ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''. Think ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''Series/CharliesAngels''.
17th Jul '17 8:01:38 AM bitemytail
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** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': the TropeNamer. In the pilot, mentor Zordon asked for "five overbearing and over-emotional humans" in the area, and helper robot Alpha said, complete with facepalm, "[[AnythingButThat Oh no, not that!]] Not... teenagers!" to which Zordon responded, "that's correct Alpha," to which Alpha sighs, "[[AfraidYouWereGoingToSayThat I was afraid of that]]." Only one of the group didn't have any martial arts training and they were fairly decent shots on the very rare occasion when they actually used their blasters. The reasoning behind this, stated in the first episode, was that as teenagers they would be the generation to inherit the planet, and thusly should be the ones who protect that inheritance. ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' would later make it a plot point in order to justify a cast shakeup; the older Rangers from ''Mighty Morphin''' were dismissed from Ranger duty and replaced so they could begin establishing normal grownup lives. (Also, these "teenagers" definitely are NOT as Zordon described them. They're neither angsty nor overbearing.)

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** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': the TropeNamer. In the pilot, mentor Zordon asked for "five overbearing and over-emotional humans" in the area, and helper robot Alpha said, complete with facepalm, "[[AnythingButThat Oh no, not that!]] Not... teenagers!" to which Zordon responded, "that's correct Alpha," to which Alpha sighs, "[[AfraidYouWereGoingToSayThat I "I was afraid of that]].that." Only one of the group didn't have any martial arts training and they were fairly decent shots on the very rare occasion when they actually used their blasters. The reasoning behind this, stated in the first episode, was that as teenagers they would be the generation to inherit the planet, and thusly should be the ones who protect that inheritance. ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' would later make it a plot point in order to justify a cast shakeup; the older Rangers from ''Mighty Morphin''' were dismissed from Ranger duty and replaced so they could begin establishing normal grownup lives. (Also, these "teenagers" definitely are NOT as Zordon described them. They're neither angsty nor overbearing.)
21st May '17 6:31:15 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: In {{Worm}} we have a rare villainous example: supervillain Coil assembled the Undersiders from a group of teenage solo villains that would have never thought to work together otherwise.]]

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* [[spoiler: In {{Worm}} Literature/{{Worm}} we have a rare villainous example: supervillain Coil assembled the Undersiders from a group of teenage solo villains that would have never thought to work together otherwise.]]
10th May '17 11:14:44 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Par for the course in the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'' series, where most of the party members are high school students. This is downplayed in the ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' duology, where ''Innocent Sin'' has one adult in the core lineup and one adult GuestStarPartyMember, and ''Eternal Punishment'' has the entire team consist of adults except for one guy, [[RippleEffectProofMemory who has a very good reason to be there]]. The trope is justified in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', where the party consists of [[AmateurSleuth Amateur Sleuths]] and near-victims of the SerialKiller who can't go to the police because [[YouWouldntBelieveMeIfIToldYou nobody would believe them]].[[/folder]]

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* Par for the course in the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'' series, where most of the party members are high school students. This is downplayed in the ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona2'' duology, where ''Innocent Sin'' has one adult in the core lineup and one adult GuestStarPartyMember, and ''Eternal Punishment'' has the entire team consist of adults except for one guy, [[RippleEffectProofMemory who has a very good reason to be there]]. The trope is justified in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', where the party consists of [[AmateurSleuth Amateur Sleuths]] and near-victims of the SerialKiller who can't go to the police because [[YouWouldntBelieveMeIfIToldYou nobody would believe them]].them]], and in ''VideoGame/Persona5'', where the heroes are social outcasts explicitly rebelling against corrupt adults.
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27th Apr '17 2:25:19 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Series/Class2016'': [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] trusts a bunch of six-formers to look after a rift in time at their school (which is largely due to him dropping in there too often).

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* ''Series/Class2016'': [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] trusts a bunch of six-formers to look after a rift in time at their school (which is largely due to him dropping in there too often). Deconstructed as the psychological strain has some realistically traumatic effects on the characters, and [[spoiler:they end up committing a genocide that might have been justifiable to them (the aliens in question were by all experience AlwaysChaoticEvil and implacably hostile to humanity and them in particular) but would probably horrify the Doctor if he found out about it]].
23rd Apr '17 10:40:06 AM nighttrainfm
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** ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' (considered non-canon, but still interesting) implied that Zordon had been recruiting teenagers for centuries. Ivan Ooze remarks with disgust that "Zordon's still using a bunch of kids to do his dirty work" when he meets the current team, and clearly hates teenagers even ''more'' than he hates humans in general because of it.

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** ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' (considered non-canon, (an alternate continuity, but still interesting) implied that Zordon had been recruiting teenagers for centuries. Ivan Ooze remarks with disgust that "Zordon's still using a bunch of kids to do his dirty work" when he meets the current team, and clearly hates teenagers even ''more'' than he hates humans in general because of it.
15th Apr '17 12:41:43 AM thatother1dude
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Kyubey only recruits young and inexperienced teenage girls to fight the Witches. Most of the main characters are completely normal schoolgirls. [[spoiler:[[PoweredByAForsakenChild There is a reason why it has to be teen girls.]]]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Kyubey only recruits young and inexperienced teenage girls to fight the Witches. Most of the main characters are completely normal schoolgirls. [[spoiler:[[PoweredByAForsakenChild There [[spoiler:Kyubey's true goal is a reason why it has to be teen girls.]]]][[PoweredByAForsakenChild convert their despair into energy]], suggesting he picks teenagers because they're more emotional and/or easier to manipulate.]]
15th Apr '17 12:41:43 AM thatother1dude
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