History Main / TagAlongKid

13th Jul '17 9:36:20 AM Julia1984
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Typically the youngest member of a group, the Tagalong Kid is usually the Hero's or the Chick's younger brother. He gets to save the day about [[OnceASeason once per season]], but in the worst case scenarios he'll end up being TheLoad or DesignatedVictim in every other episode.

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Typically the youngest member of a group, the Tagalong Kid is usually the Hero's or the Chick's younger brother. He gets to save the day about [[OnceASeason once per season]], but in the worst case scenarios scenarios, he'll end up being TheLoad or DesignatedVictim in every other episode.
episode. The "tagalong" part of his role almost always occurs after being told he's MostDefinitelyNotAccompanyingUs.



* TheFace--Younger and less mature but possessing [[WiseBeyondTheirYears certain]] [[FromTheMouthsOfBabes insights]] their older companions lack.

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* TheFace--Younger TheFace -- Younger and less mature but possessing [[WiseBeyondTheirYears certain]] [[FromTheMouthsOfBabes insights]] their older companions lack.
20th May '17 5:15:19 PM nombretomado
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* Kosuke Kita from ''Anime/CombattlerV'' and Hiyoshi Go from ''VoltesV''. Both are TheSmartGuy and underaged.

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* Kosuke Kita from ''Anime/CombattlerV'' and Hiyoshi Go from ''VoltesV''.''Anime/VoltesV''. Both are TheSmartGuy and underaged.
22nd Apr '17 5:08:12 PM nombretomado
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* Aila to Geddoe's mercenary group in ''SuikodenIII'', at least in the mercenaries' opinion. She ''was'' a warrior in her [[DoomedHometown home village]], but is still young and naive compared to the rest, and at the end of the game [[spoiler:Geddoe doesn't let her join the group officially, but he does let her stay around, making her an official Tagalong Kid]].

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* Aila to Geddoe's mercenary group in ''SuikodenIII'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII'', at least in the mercenaries' opinion. She ''was'' a warrior in her [[DoomedHometown home village]], but is still young and naive compared to the rest, and at the end of the game [[spoiler:Geddoe doesn't let her join the group officially, but he does let her stay around, making her an official Tagalong Kid]].
4th Apr '17 10:34:08 PM derry667
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* "Button" from the 2003 Western, ''Film/OpenRange''. His backstory is told by gunslinger/cowboy Charley at one point, saying that met him in a small Texas town a few years prior to the movie. He was "living off café garbage and couldn't speak a word of English" and the "took him on, thinking [they] were doing him a favour". But they still haven't learned what his real name is.

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* "Button" from the 2003 Western, ''Film/OpenRange''. His backstory is told by gunslinger/cowboy Charley at one point, saying that Boss Spearman's crew met him in a small Texas town a few years prior to the movie. He was "living off café garbage and couldn't speak a word of English" and the they "took him on, thinking [they] were doing him a favour". But they still haven't learned what his real name is.
4th Apr '17 10:32:41 PM derry667
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* "Button" from the Western [[Film/OpenRange Open Range (2003)]]. His backstory is told by gunslinger/cowboy Charley at on point, saying that met him in a small Texas town a few years prior to the movie. He was "living off café garbage and couldn't speak a word of English" and the "took him on, thinking [they] were doing him a favour". But they still haven't learned what his real name is.

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* "Button" from the Western [[Film/OpenRange Open Range (2003)]]. 2003 Western, ''Film/OpenRange''. His backstory is told by gunslinger/cowboy Charley at on one point, saying that met him in a small Texas town a few years prior to the movie. He was "living off café garbage and couldn't speak a word of English" and the "took him on, thinking [they] were doing him a favour". But they still haven't learned what his real name is.
4th Apr '17 10:31:34 PM derry667
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* "Button" from the Western [[Film/OpenRange Open Range (2003)]]. His backstory is told by gunslinger/cowboy Charley at on point, saying that met him in a small Texas town a few years prior to the movie. He was "living off café garbage and couldn't speak a word of English" and the "took him on, thinking [they] were doing him a favour". But they still haven't learned what his real name is.
2nd Apr '17 3:16:00 PM nombretomado
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* Ken Amada from ''{{Persona 3}}'' who fits the AdorablyPrecociousChild trope to a T. He most idealistic of the group, and in battle serves as a CombatMedic, with empathsis on the OneHitKO [[LightEmUp Hama]] skills. [[spoiler: However, this is post-CharacterDevelopment after he gives up his vedetta against a party member who [[YouKilledMyFather killed]] [[AccidentalMurder (accidentaly)]] [[YouKilledMyFather his mother.]]]]

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* Ken Amada from ''{{Persona 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona3'' who fits the AdorablyPrecociousChild trope to a T. He most idealistic of the group, and in battle serves as a CombatMedic, with empathsis on the OneHitKO [[LightEmUp Hama]] skills. [[spoiler: However, this is post-CharacterDevelopment after he gives up his vedetta against a party member who [[YouKilledMyFather killed]] [[AccidentalMurder (accidentaly)]] [[YouKilledMyFather his mother.]]]]
25th Mar '17 10:05:10 PM MagnusForce
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* Minya from the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movies could be considered this for Godzilla and his allies, most notably in ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters''.

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* Minya from the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movies could be considered this for Godzilla and his allies, most notably in ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters''.''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'' where he spends most of the story on the sidelines while the other monsters are mind controlled by aliens and later battle King Ghidorah.


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* ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' had Isamu Hoshino (or Isamu Fuji in the original English dub), a boy of about 10 who often visits Science Patrol while they're in their headquarters. He's proven himself useful on a few occasions and is eventually given his own Science Patrol uniform, but he vanishes from the series about two-thirds of the way in.
10th Feb '17 4:28:49 PM StFan
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* Isidro from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''. Once he gets a useful weapon (and accepts that he's neither the right size or age to swing a {{BFS}} like Guts) he's actually useful in combat situations.

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* Isidro from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. Once he gets a useful weapon (and accepts that he's neither the right size or age to swing a {{BFS}} like Guts) he's actually useful in combat situations.



* Shiro Kabuto from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Anime/GreatMazinger''. ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' -the third series from the ''Mazinger trilogy''- also had a Tagalong Kid: Goro, Hikaru Makiba's little brothe

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* Shiro Kabuto from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Anime/GreatMazinger''. ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' -the third series from the ''Mazinger trilogy''- trilogy'' -- also had a Tagalong Kid: Goro, Hikaru Makiba's little brothebrother.



* Clare is Teresa's Tagalong Kid in ''Manga/{{Claymore}},'' and Raki becomes hers.
** Raki gets one himself after the TimeSkip, citing Clare's treatment of him as his motivation. [[spoiler: Of course his happens to be Priscilla, the single most powerful Awakened Being in existence]].

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* Clare is Teresa's Tagalong Kid in ''Manga/{{Claymore}},'' and Raki becomes hers.
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hers. Raki gets one himself after the TimeSkip, citing Clare's treatment of him as his motivation. [[spoiler: Of course his happens to be Priscilla, the single most powerful Awakened Being in existence]].



* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', [[BloodKnight Zaraki Kenpachi]] has [[CuteBruiser Kusajishi Yachiru]], his vice-captain who's just as bloodthirsty as Kenpachi but holds back so he can enjoy himself.
** In later arcs, we also have Nel.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', [[BloodKnight Zaraki Kenpachi]] has [[CuteBruiser Kusajishi Yachiru]], his vice-captain who's just as bloodthirsty as Kenpachi but holds back so he can enjoy himself.
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himself. In later arcs, we also have Nel.



* [[MadeOfIron Sealand]] of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' usually ends up as this when he tries to involve himself in the affairs of the ''real'' nations. He generally gets chased off because nobody is willing to recognize him.
** He almost managed the obligatory one-time-Tagalong Kid-rescue in TheMovie, but [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments nobody acknowledges him then either]].

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* [[MadeOfIron Sealand]] of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' usually ends up as this when he tries to involve himself in the affairs of the ''real'' nations. He generally gets chased off because nobody is willing to recognize him. \n** He almost managed the obligatory one-time-Tagalong Kid-rescue in TheMovie, but [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments nobody acknowledges him then either]].



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-->'''Harley''': So now you're just gonna leave me here, [[DisappearedDad just like my dad?]]\\
'''Tony''': (''{{Beat}}'') [[BluntYes Yep.]]
* ''Film/ThatManFromRio'' - Adrian, pursuing his kidnapped girlfriend to Rio, is befriended by Sir Winston, a young street kid who saves Adrian's hide a couple of times.

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-->'''Harley''': -->'''Harley:''' So now you're just gonna leave me here, [[DisappearedDad just like my dad?]]\\
'''Tony''': (''{{Beat}}'') '''Tony:''' ''[{{beat}}]'' [[BluntYes Yep.]]
* ''Film/ThatManFromRio'' - ''Film/ThatManFromRio'': Adrian, pursuing his kidnapped girlfriend to Rio, is befriended by Sir Winston, a young street kid who saves Adrian's hide a couple of times.



--> Yahtzee: ...But there's these two kids who hang around his base, either by the same principle as those two kids that used to hang around with the SuperFriends, or because it's like those little birds that live in crocodiles' mouths, and he hires them to pick bits of Cornflake out of his beard.

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--> Yahtzee: ...-->'''Yahtzee:''' ...But there's these two kids who hang around his base, either by the same principle as those two kids that used to hang around with the SuperFriends, WesternAnimation/SuperFriends, or because it's like those little birds that live in crocodiles' mouths, and he hires them to pick bits of Cornflake out of his beard.



* Jade, from the WhateleyUniverse, looks 11. She's actually 14 and most people who meet her think she's the Tagalong Kid and TheLoad of Team Kimba. She's not actually.

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* Jade, from the WhateleyUniverse, ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', looks 11. She's actually 14 and most people who meet her think she's the Tagalong Kid and TheLoad of Team Kimba. She's not actually.



* Gamecrasher from {{TvTomeAdventures}}.
25th Jan '17 5:05:46 PM Tyk5919
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* Tyler from ''ComicBook/JurassicStrikeForceFive'', the son of a scientist who gets caught up in the various fights between the Strike Force dinos and Zalex's Reptilians. He's surprisingly very helpful to the heroes.
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