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11th Nov '16 3:23:59 PM Morgenthaler
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** The various Huntsmen and Huntress Academies are certainly in the market of recruiting particularly {{Badass}} teenagers with attitude to help defend people from the Grimm, a race of [[EldritchAbomination eldritch horrors]] [[KillAllHumans hellbent on exterminating humanity]]. [[TheHero Ruby]] got into Beacon after one of the teachers watched her inflict a CurbStompBattle on a crime lord and his goons. The adults who did the recruiting didn't exactly plan on the kids being the first line of defence against a malicious conspiracy against the kingdoms, however...

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** The various Huntsmen and Huntress Academies are certainly in the market of recruiting particularly {{Badass}} badass teenagers with attitude to help defend people from the Grimm, a race of [[EldritchAbomination eldritch horrors]] [[KillAllHumans hellbent on exterminating humanity]]. [[TheHero Ruby]] got into Beacon after one of the teachers watched her inflict a CurbStompBattle on a crime lord and his goons. The adults who did the recruiting didn't exactly plan on the kids being the first line of defence against a malicious conspiracy against the kingdoms, however...
24th Oct '16 6:02:41 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).
25th Sep '16 12:47:00 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:346:Alpha shows the world that he does not know the definition of the word [[{{Badbutt}} "attitude"]]. Or [[DawsonCasting "teenagers"]], for that matter.]]

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25th Sep '16 12:44:45 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:339:Alpha shows the world that he does not know the definition of the word [[{{Badbutt}} "attitude"]]. Or [[DawsonCasting "teenagers"]], for that matter.]]

->"''Alpha, Rita's escaped! Recruit a team of teenagers with attitude!''"

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->"''Alpha,
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->''"Alpha,
Rita's escaped! Recruit a team of teenagers with attitude!''"attitude!"''
24th Sep '16 10:48:39 PM Philweasel
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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.
24th Sep '16 10:53:23 AM Massimo
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* In ''Webcomic/Homestuck'' all SBURB/SGRUB players are around 13 when they enter the game, though depending on the shenanigans that happen in their session, they might grow out of the "teenager" part. [[spoiler:Caliborn]] was only 11 [[spoiler:and he definitely had the most [[OmnicidalManiac "attitude"]] out of any character]]

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* In ''Webcomic/Homestuck'' ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' all SBURB/SGRUB players are around 13 when they enter the game, though depending on the shenanigans that happen in their session, they might grow out of the "teenager" part. [[spoiler:Caliborn]] was only 11 [[spoiler:and he definitely had the most [[OmnicidalManiac "attitude"]] out of any character]]
15th Sep '16 1:07:44 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[EndersGame Ender's Game]],'' the Battle School recruits ''kids'' as young as 6 or 7, where they are examined for strong willpower and survival instincts. This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in-universe, because no one old enough to understand war and with enough compassion to be a great general will fight it. Like in Animorphs, the kids end up very, ''very'' messed up. And the fallout is that many of them try to take over the world. [[spoiler: Ender's older brother recruits some of them on his side and ''does'' conquer the world.]]

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* In ''[[EndersGame Ender's Game]],'' ''Literature/EndersGame'', the Battle School recruits ''kids'' as young as 6 or 7, where they are examined for strong willpower and survival instincts. This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in-universe, because no one old enough to understand war and with enough compassion to be a great general will fight it. Like in Animorphs, the kids end up very, ''very'' messed up. And the fallout is that in the ''Literature/EndersShadow'' sequel series, many of them try to take over the world. [[spoiler: Ender's [[spoiler:Ender's older brother recruits some of them on his side and ''does'' conquer the world.]]
5th Sep '16 3:37:03 AM Tron80
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* In ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'', ''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. Director Chase notes that her newest agent used to be out of control.

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* In ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'', ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'', an ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' -an incredibly powerful sixteen-year-old who was a ball of angst and anger issues before her CharacterDevelopment CharacterDevelopment- agrees to work for the DEO, a DEO -a Government agency in charge of neutralizing alien threats.threats- in ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth''. Director Chase notes that her newest agent used to be out of control.
5th Sep '16 3:31:20 AM Tron80
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* Kyle Rayner, who was for a decade or so the only 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.

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* In ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'', ''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. Director Chase notes that her newest agent used to be out of control.
* Kyle Rayner, who was for a decade or so the only GreenLantern, 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.
28th Jul '16 9:48:42 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:339: Alpha shows the world that he does not know the definition of the word [[{{Badbutt}} "attitude"]]. Or [[DawsonCasting "teenagers"]], for that matter.]]


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* ''TokyoMewMew'' seemed to pick 5 random girls who were just in the wrong place and wrong time. They just happened to have DNA that was compatible with the chosen animals.

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* ''TokyoMewMew'' ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' seemed to pick 5 random girls who were just in the wrong place and wrong time. They just happened to have DNA that was compatible with the chosen animals.



* ''{{Pretear}}''. Granted, it's justified in the case of the Leafe Knights--they're literally born into the role and not exactly human, so they've been training for this their entire lives. (Plus, the four older knights only look as if they're in their late teens or early twenties, but they're actually at least [[OlderThanTheyLook twice that]].) However, this trope is played ''completely'' straight in the case of the eponymous MagicalGirl--Himeno is about 15, has no formal training besides an interest in martial arts (that she doesn't even seem to use in battle) and is completely mentally unprepared for her role as world savior. This is dealt with in-series during her constant battles with self doubt, [[spoiler: as well as Takako/Fenrir's backstory--she was also a teen unprepared for battle, and focused obsessively on Hayate to give her the confidence to continue, which was why his rejection of her was [[LoveMakesYouEvil so earth-shattering]]]].

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* ''{{Pretear}}''.''Manga/{{Pretear}}''. Granted, it's justified in the case of the Leafe Knights--they're literally born into the role and not exactly human, so they've been training for this their entire lives. (Plus, the four older knights only look as if they're in their late teens or early twenties, but they're actually at least [[OlderThanTheyLook twice that]].) However, this trope is played ''completely'' straight in the case of the eponymous MagicalGirl--Himeno is about 15, has no formal training besides an interest in martial arts (that she doesn't even seem to use in battle) and is completely mentally unprepared for her role as world savior. This is dealt with in-series during her constant battles with self doubt, [[spoiler: as well as Takako/Fenrir's backstory--she was also a teen unprepared for battle, and focused obsessively on Hayate to give her the confidence to continue, which was why his rejection of her was [[LoveMakesYouEvil so earth-shattering]]]].
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