History Main / TroublingUnchildLikeBehavior

25th Apr '17 7:59:13 PM WillBGood
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* Invoked as part of the DeliberateValuesDissonance in the ''Literature/CaiphasCain'' novels, highlighting that as relatable as the protagonists might be, the Imperium of Man is still a nasty place to live:

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* Invoked as part of the DeliberateValuesDissonance in the ''Literature/CaiphasCain'' ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' novels, highlighting that as relatable as the protagonists might be, the Imperium of Man is still a nasty place to live:
25th Apr '17 7:57:18 PM WillBGood
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** [[RoyalBrat Joffrey Baratheon]] really takes the cake. At the age of six, he cut up open a cat and to see the unborn kitten fetuses. Later on in the story, he killed peasants from his palace's boarders with his crossbow and told them to go eat their dead, had people fight to the death, tormented his younger brother, and abused Sansa Stark, all before turning fourteen.

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** [[RoyalBrat Joffrey Baratheon]] really takes the cake. At the age of six, he cut up open a cat and to see the unborn kitten fetuses. Later on in the story, he killed peasants from his palace's boarders with his crossbow and told them to go eat their dead, had people fight to the death, tormented his younger brother, and abused Sansa Stark, all before turning fourteen.
24th Apr '17 7:25:17 PM Komatsuzaki
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** Ciel is an aristocrat living in VictorianLondon. At the mere age of 13 (he starts off 12, but turns 13 early in the series) he is the head of the household, runs a successful toy and confectioneries company, and is the [[DirtyBusiness "Queen's Watchdog"]] which sends him out on often very dangerous and frightening missions such as helping to catch UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper. Personality-wise, he's bitter and jaded... but his darker view on things is because of a traumatic past experience. Still, he's an ImprobableAge character. Oh, did I mention he will command his [[BattleButler awesome butler]] to kill people without a second thought? In the manga he's also seen drinking champagne with his guests, but that could be because of his status, the time period, and [[DeliberateValuesDissonance the overall culture back then]] which wouldn't have batted an eye at this.

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** Ciel is an aristocrat living in VictorianLondon. At the mere age of 13 (he starts off 12, but turns 13 early in the series) he is the head of the household, runs a successful toy and confectioneries company, and is the [[DirtyBusiness "Queen's Watchdog"]] which sends him out on often very dangerous and frightening missions such as helping to catch UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper. Personality-wise, he's bitter and jaded... but his darker view on things is because of a traumatic past experience. Still, he's an ImprobableAge character. Oh, did I we mention he will command his [[BattleButler awesome butler]] to kill people without a second thought? In the manga he's also seen drinking champagne with his guests, but that could be because of his status, the time period, and [[DeliberateValuesDissonance the overall culture back then]] which wouldn't have batted an eye at this.
22nd Apr '17 6:21:00 AM lolface123
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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' had episodes featuring child killers several times, but in most cases the kids went bad because of abuse, drugs, or, in one case, intentional brainwashing by a parent. The most notable -- and most chilling -- example of a child killer was Jenny Brandt from the episode "Killerz", a ten year old girl who not only intentionally murdered a six year old boy, but mutilated his body on top of it all. She would later taunt Jack [=McCoy=] about getting away with it, openly bragged that she planned on doing it again to another boy because, in her own words, "That's what boys are for," and actually had the brass balls to ''pick her next victim'' in front of [=McCoy=], who was horrified when he realized what she was doing. The child actress who played Jenny Brandt, Hallee Hirsch, was only 12 at the time and honestly should have won an Emmy for that performance.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' had episodes featuring child killers several times, but in most cases the kids went bad because of abuse, drugs, or, in one case, intentional brainwashing by a parent. The most notable -- and most chilling -- example of a child killer was Jenny Brandt from the episode "Killerz", a ten year old girl who not only intentionally murdered a six year old boy, but mutilated his body on top of it all. She would later taunt Jack [=McCoy=] about getting away with it, openly bragged that she planned on doing it again to another boy because, in her own words, "That's "[[ForTheEvulz That's what boys are for," for]]," and actually had the brass balls to ''pick her next victim'' in front of [=McCoy=], who was horrified when he realized what she was doing. The child actress who played Jenny Brandt, Hallee Hirsch, was only 12 at the time and honestly should have won an Emmy for that performance.
12th Apr '17 6:05:51 AM Nulono
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* Although he's an adult when you meet him, on ''{{Series/Elementary}}'' the antagonist [[spoiler: turns out to have been a child when he was kidnapped, but turned the relationship with his captor around to become the dominant partner and had him kidnap and kill other children just so the boy could enjoy seeing the looks on the parent's faces on the news]].

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* Although he's an adult when you meet him, on ''{{Series/Elementary}}'' the antagonist [[spoiler: turns out to have been a child when he was kidnapped, but turned the relationship with his captor around to become the dominant partner and had him kidnap and kill other children just so the boy could enjoy seeing the looks on the parent's parents' faces on the news]].
7th Apr '17 10:11:20 AM MathematicalVoid
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Bowser [[OverlordJr Jr.]] made [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine his debut]] by vandalising an entire island with toxic graffiti in an attempt to frame Mario. When that plan started to go south, he [[LikeFatherLikeSon kidnapped Peach]] and tried to kill Mario with a giant robot. Since then, he's been shown still using his Magic Paintbrush, summoning giant killer robots, and kidnapping Peach, along with assisting in unprovoked military attacks. There are also some implications that he's a gambler. All this, from a [[VagueAge 3 to 5 year old child]].

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Bowser [[OverlordJr Bowser Jr.]] made [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine his debut]] by vandalising an entire island with toxic graffiti in an attempt to frame Mario. When that plan started to go south, he [[LikeFatherLikeSon kidnapped Peach]] and tried to kill Mario with a giant robot. Since then, he's been shown still using his Magic Paintbrush, summoning giant killer robots, and kidnapping Peach, along with assisting in unprovoked military attacks. There are also some implications that he's a gambler. All this, from a [[VagueAge 3 to 5 year old child]].
28th Mar '17 3:06:08 AM sayaleviathan
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* Alia Atreides of ''Literature/{{Dune}}. Because her mother consumed spice and inherited GeneticMemory of the past Reverend Mothers and all of their ancestors while she's pregnant with her, Alia behaved more like an adult than a child which made the Bene Gesserit afraid of her and consider her as an "Abomination". She also killed the Baron Vladimir Harkonnen and several soldier, earning the nickname "St. Alia of the Knife".

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* Alia Atreides of ''Literature/{{Dune}}.''Literature/{{Dune}}''. Because her mother consumed spice and inherited GeneticMemory of the past Reverend Mothers and all of their ancestors while she's pregnant with her, Alia behaved more like an adult than a child which made the Bene Gesserit afraid of her and consider her as an "Abomination". She also killed the Baron Vladimir Harkonnen and several soldier, soldiers, earning the nickname "St. Alia of the Knife".
22nd Mar '17 5:42:42 PM patternleap
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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', Shinichi appears to have been obsessed with mysteries since he was a small child, which is fine except this involves him reading books like ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' when he's in preschool and visiting murder scenes with his father. A flashback to him starting preschool has him walk in on a roomful of children napping and mistaking it for a morgue, at first (this does freak him out, but the fact that he made the mistake at all is pretty troubling). This leads to him as a teenager being remarkably unphased by the gory murders he comes across pretty frequently.

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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', Shinichi appears to have been obsessed with mysteries since he was a small child, which is fine except this involves him reading books like ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' when he's in preschool and visiting murder scenes with his father. A flashback to him starting preschool has him walk in on a roomful of children napping and mistaking it for a morgue, at first (this does freak him out, but the fact that he made the mistake at all is pretty troubling). This leads to him as a teenager being remarkably unphased unfazed by the gory murders he comes across pretty frequently.frequently.
** In addition to the former's casual familiarity with crime scenes, dead bodies, and associated gore, both Conan and [[spoiler: Haibara Ai]] show remarkable and worrying proficiency with guns for apparent 7-year-olds.
18th Mar '17 7:51:30 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* Mr. Cat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}''. The 34th episode of the series revealed that he's less than 13 years old, yet over the course of the show he has tried to have sex, gotten drunk several times, and is an AxCrazy psychopath who owns an arsenal of weapons.
** Stumpy has also shown signs of this. It's more noticeable in later seasons.
16th Mar '17 2:44:31 AM waters20
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* Let's not even forget to mention Megan Parker in ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', a young girl who takes great pleasure in pranking her titular brothers for no reason other than enjoying seeing them suffer for the heck of it, which, of course, isn't helped by the fact that she became more sadistic and a demon child as {{Flanderization}} kicked in, and the worst part? ''[[KarmaHoudini She is even let off the hook real easily for them]]!''
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