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14th Jun '17 3:18:03 PM Linda58
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** And the sequel introduces the krogan rite to establish themselves as a true warrior. It can be completed solo, or the young krogan may convince one or two already established warriors to help them (called a "krantt"). Said rite (or at least the Clan Urdnot variant) is as follows: activate a totem that summons predators, kill them. Activate it again, kill the next wave. Activate it again, which causes it to set off the Thresher Maw Hammer, and then survive for five minutes while the most dangerous predator in the galaxy tries to kill you. If you get out alive, you're in. If you ''kill'' the Thresher Maw, this is also acceptable, and is considered a mark of enormous skill (the only Urdnot to manage this in the past thousand years or so is Wrex).

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** And the sequel introduces the krogan rite to establish themselves as a true warrior. It can be completed solo, or the young krogan may convince one or two already established warriors to help them (called a "krantt"). Said rite (or at least the Clan Urdnot variant) follows the history of the Krogan, and is as follows: activate Activate a totem that summons predators, kill them. waves of varren for you to kill, symbolizing how the Krogan became the top species on a DeathWorld. Activate it again, and a wave of insect like klixen arrive, representing how the Krogan were introduced to the galaxy to fight the rachni (whom the klixen resemble), kill the next wave. them too. Activate it again, one last timn, which causes it to set off the Thresher Maw Hammer, and then which natrually enough summons a Thresher Maw. This represents the Krogan's fate under the [[DepopulationBomb Genophage]], an enemy that cannot be fought, one you can only try to survive. You must survive for five minutes while the most dangerous predator in the galaxy tries to kill you. If you get out alive, you're in. If you ''kill'' the Thresher Maw, this is also acceptable, and is considered a mark of enormous skill (the only Urdnot to manage this in the past thousand years or so is Wrex).
25th Jan '17 11:15:05 AM jamespolk
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Piper}}'': For a baby sandpiper, leaving the nest and foraging for clams. The little sandpiper eventually finds an even better way to do it.
25th Jan '17 1:38:13 AM Xtifr
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* Alexei Panshin's SF novel ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rite_of_Passage_%28novel%29 Rite of Passage]]''. 14-year-old children on a starship must go through a Trial before being considered adults: surviving on a hostile colony planet for 30 days with minimal equipment.

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* Alexei Panshin's Creator/AlexeiPanshin's SF novel ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rite_of_Passage_%28novel%29 Rite of Passage]]''.''Literature/RiteOfPassage''. 14-year-old children on a starship must go through a Trial before being considered adults: surviving on a hostile colony planet for 30 days with minimal equipment.
12th Jan '17 12:12:17 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' (1980). A young Arborean man is initiated into adulthood through the "test of manhood", which involves [[HandInTheHole sticking your arm into a stump]] and hoping you don't get stung by the monster inside.

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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' (1980). A young Arborean man is initiated into adulthood through the "test of manhood", which involves [[HandInTheHole sticking your arm into a stump]] and hoping you don't get stung by the monster inside.
29th Nov '16 2:42:08 AM Xtifr
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* In ''Of Men and Monsters'' by Creator/WilliamTenn, Eric the Only must steal something from the gigantic alien monsters, in whose walls his tribe lives, in order to become a man and earn an adult name.
20th Nov '16 8:35:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the {{Mystara}} setting's nation of Karameikos, the Shearing is a custom in which teenagers leave their parents' home for a year to prove themselves capable of independence. As it's not intended to be a ''difficult'' challenge, this may just mean moving in with a relative or neighbor and working at an entry-level job that the Sheared teen's parents covertly arranged to have available for them. The name "Shearing" refers to how the bottom hem of such a teen's cloak is ceremonially cut short to symbolize their new status.

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* In the {{Mystara}} TabletopGame/{{Mystara}} setting's nation of Karameikos, the Shearing is a custom in which teenagers leave their parents' home for a year to prove themselves capable of independence. As it's not intended to be a ''difficult'' challenge, this may just mean moving in with a relative or neighbor and working at an entry-level job that the Sheared teen's parents covertly arranged to have available for them. The name "Shearing" refers to how the bottom hem of such a teen's cloak is ceremonially cut short to symbolize their new status.
12th Nov '16 7:28:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''WomenOfTheOtherworld'' series, witches much undergo a special ceremony after their first period, but before their second to unlock their full power. Failure to do so leaves the witch with the same power levels she had as a child. Unfortunately for Paige, in ''Dime Store Magic'', she learns that the rites she was taught was actually a [[{{Nerf}} nerfed]] version of the real thing. The clear implication was that, somewhere along the way, the witch elders intentionally altered the ceremony to ensure none of their number could grow too powerful, hence bringing unwanted attention on the rest. She uses the real thing on her ward, Savannah.
* In the novel ''{{Nation}}'' by Creator/TerryPratchett when a boy comes of age he is left on an island and must construct a canoe and get back to his village as a rite of passage, to receive his adult soul so the tribe believes. Mau is on his way home when the tsunami hits, which is why he's [[LastOfHisKind the only survivor]].

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* In the ''WomenOfTheOtherworld'' ''Literature/WomenOfTheOtherworld'' series, witches much undergo a special ceremony after their first period, but before their second to unlock their full power. Failure to do so leaves the witch with the same power levels she had as a child. Unfortunately for Paige, in ''Dime Store Magic'', she learns that the rites she was taught was actually a [[{{Nerf}} nerfed]] version of the real thing. The clear implication was that, somewhere along the way, the witch elders intentionally altered the ceremony to ensure none of their number could grow too powerful, hence bringing unwanted attention on the rest. She uses the real thing on her ward, Savannah.
* In the novel ''{{Nation}}'' ''Literature/{{Nation}}'' by Creator/TerryPratchett when a boy comes of age he is left on an island and must construct a canoe and get back to his village as a rite of passage, to receive his adult soul so the tribe believes. Mau is on his way home when the tsunami hits, which is why he's [[LastOfHisKind the only survivor]].



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12th Nov '16 7:27:28 AM Morgenthaler
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--> "Because you aren't a child any more, my prince," Morgan said a little sharply. "Because in three days' time, you'll be knighted. For those who never wear a crown, that's the official seal of manhood. It makes you fair game for those who might have spared you before because of your youth�especially as your talents become more widely known. When you go on progress, and especially when you meet the Torenthi legates in Cardosa, you'll be particularly at risk."

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--> "Because you aren't a child any more, my prince," Morgan said a little sharply. "Because in three days' time, you'll be knighted. For those who never wear a crown, that's the official seal of manhood. It makes you fair game for those who might have spared you before because of your youth�especially youth--especially as your talents become more widely known. When you go on progress, and especially when you meet the Torenthi legates in Cardosa, you'll be particularly at risk."



* ''Literature/WarriorScarlet'': After each fifteen-year-old initiate kills a wolf single-handed, the Feast of New Spears involves the Men�s Side dressing up in animal masks ([[OutOfClothesExperience and only animal masks]]), going out behind the old grave mound, getting a bunch of tattoos, and seeing the face of god.

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* ''Literature/WarriorScarlet'': After each fifteen-year-old initiate kills a wolf single-handed, the Feast of New Spears involves the Men�s Men's Side dressing up in animal masks ([[OutOfClothesExperience and only animal masks]]), going out behind the old grave mound, getting a bunch of tattoos, and seeing the face of god.



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12th Nov '16 7:26:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* StarWars gives us a glimpse of what an Apprentice needs to go through in order to become a Jedi: in the ''Empire Strikes Back'', Luke makes a journey into a cave and strikes down Darth Vader, but is surprised to find that the face beneath the Dark Lord's mask is his own. The ExpandedUniverse explores this in detail.
** In Film/ThePhantomMenace Amidala has to prove her capability as queen and even wears a debutante ball-gown like dress for the parade scene.

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a glimpse of what an Apprentice needs to go through in order to become a Jedi: in the ''Empire Strikes Back'', ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Luke makes a journey into a cave and strikes down Darth Vader, but is surprised to find that the face beneath the Dark Lord's mask is his own. The ExpandedUniverse explores this in detail.
** In Film/ThePhantomMenace ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' Amidala has to prove her capability as queen and even wears a debutante ball-gown like dress for the parade scene.
12th Nov '16 7:25:28 AM Morgenthaler
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--> "Because you aren't a child any more, my prince," Morgan said a little sharply. "Because in three days' time, you'll be knighted. For those who never wear a crown, that's the official seal of manhood. It makes you fair game for those who might have spared you before because of your youth—especially as your talents become more widely known. When you go on progress, and especially when you meet the Torenthi legates in Cardosa, you'll be particularly at risk."

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--> "Because you aren't a child any more, my prince," Morgan said a little sharply. "Because in three days' time, you'll be knighted. For those who never wear a crown, that's the official seal of manhood. It makes you fair game for those who might have spared you before because of your youth—especially youth�especially as your talents become more widely known. When you go on progress, and especially when you meet the Torenthi legates in Cardosa, you'll be particularly at risk."



* ''Literature/WarriorScarlet'': After each fifteen-year-old initiate kills a wolf single-handed, the Feast of New Spears involves the Men’s Side dressing up in animal masks ([[OutOfClothesExperience and only animal masks]]), going out behind the old grave mound, getting a bunch of tattoos, and seeing the face of god.

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* ''Literature/WarriorScarlet'': After each fifteen-year-old initiate kills a wolf single-handed, the Feast of New Spears involves the Men’s Men�s Side dressing up in animal masks ([[OutOfClothesExperience and only animal masks]]), going out behind the old grave mound, getting a bunch of tattoos, and seeing the face of god.

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* In Literature/MemoirsOfAGeisha, a young apprentice would have to sell her '[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizuage Mizuage]]' as a rite of passage.

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* In Literature/MemoirsOfAGeisha, a young apprentice would have to sell her '[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizuage Mizuage]]' as a rite of passage.



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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' had one of Hank's co-workers planning a Quinceañera for his daughter. Bobby complained that he doesn't get a rite of passage like that, so he comes up with the idea of a "Sweet Fourteeno".

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* Latin American girls get the Fifteen Years ("Quinceañera" in the USA, "XV Años" elsewhere) and the Catholic rituals (see below).

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* Latin American girls get the Fifteen Years ("Quinceañera" in the USA, "XV Años" elsewhere) and the Catholic rituals (see below).


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