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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]]!''
6th Mar '17 9:36:07 AM BoxerAndCrewSocks
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* In ''Film/{{Logan}}'', Laura aka X-23 racks up a kill count comparable to Logan himself and thinks nothing of stealing snacks and sunglasses from a gas station; all while looking no older than 11. [[spoiler: This is likely a result of her and other experiments from Transigen [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman not being considered human]], and the scientists finding children to be easier to experiment with.]]
25th Feb '17 10:24:08 PM ShorinBJ
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* There's an episode of ''Series/{{House}}'' where a mother brings her young daughter into the clinic for possible epileptic behavior. House examines the girl, and determines that she's merely been "[[ADateWithRosiePalms ya-yaing the sisterhood]]". The mother is shocked, to say the least, but House says that it's reasonable behavior, if a bit atypical.

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* There's an episode of ''Series/{{House}}'' where a mother brings her young daughter into the clinic for possible epileptic behavior. House examines the girl, and determines that she's merely been "[[ADateWithRosiePalms ya-yaing the sisterhood]]". The mother is shocked, to say the least, but House says that it's reasonable behavior, if a bit atypical.atypical, and says to just teach her to do it in private.
25th Feb '17 10:13:58 PM ShorinBJ
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** With Damian, several characters acknowledged it was a bad thing. Bruce originally didn't let him out in the field, and he only became Robin under Dick. Dick got him to act a little more normal though Dick's extreme own personal combo of experience, patience, and just being a good person. [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl2009}} Stephanie]], after learning Damian had never really played in his life, pretty much forced him onto a moon-bounce with her (though she admitted she was pretty sure he wasn't joking about stabbing her several times during her run) and usually ignored him when he got bratty. Damian acted a little more like a kid around Colin Wilkes (probably to put Colin, who was the same age, more at ease), but it was a major change form his original characterization.

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** With Damian, several characters acknowledged it was a bad thing. Bruce originally didn't let him out in the field, and he only became Robin under Dick. Dick got him to act a little more normal though Dick's extreme own personal combo of experience, patience, and just being a good person. [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl2009}} Stephanie]], after learning Damian had never really played in his life, pretty much forced him onto a moon-bounce with her (though she admitted she was pretty sure he wasn't joking about stabbing her several times during her run) and usually ignored him when he got bratty. Damian acted a little more like a kid around Colin Wilkes (probably to put Colin, who was the same age, more at ease), but it was a major change form from his original characterization.
15th Feb '17 1:07:12 PM Ambaryerno
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* ComicBook/{{X 23}}'s first assassination was at age 9. She was immediately put to work by the Facility afterwards, and by 16 she's an accomplished enough killer to worry ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica''. {{Justified| Trope}} since she was bred and raised from birth ''specifically'' to be a LivingWeapon, but her utter ruthlessness and cold detachment makes her an even better killer than ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}. It's mildly subverted in that she doesn't ''want'' to be a weapon, but it nonetheless comes completely naturally to her.

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* ComicBook/{{X 23}}'s first assassination was at age 9. She was immediately put to work by the Facility afterwards, and by 16 she's an accomplished enough killer to worry ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica''. {{Justified| Trope}} since she was bred and raised from birth ''specifically'' to be a LivingWeapon, but her utter ruthlessness and cold detachment makes her an even better killer than ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}. It's mildly subverted in that she doesn't ''want'' to be a weapon, but it nonetheless comes completely naturally to her. [[Comicbook/{{NYX}} This doesn't even touch on her stint as a 15 year-old prostitute on the streets of New York City]].
6th Feb '17 5:22:47 PM shamblingdead2
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* Film/HenryFool CrossesTheLineTwice when Fay comes upon Henry and her three year old son in a bar.
--> You gave him beer?
--> The cigarettes made his throat dry.
6th Feb '17 5:08:56 PM shamblingdead2
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* Almost the entirety of the movie ''Film: 13'' is this trope including sexual precociousness, drug use, and stealing.

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* Almost the entirety of the movie ''Film: 13'' is this trope including sexual precociousness, drug use, and stealing. It's also VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, that of co-writer Nikki Reed.


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* Early films by Creator/ShirleyTemple are meant to be baby parodies of the film stars of the day. Watching a toddler crawl around and suckle "sour milk" from a phallic hose is disturbing; wee Shirley as a hot-pantsed jungle Madam defies words. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrjvifKXQy4 This video]] deconstructs some of these early films.
4th Feb '17 8:46:39 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': In "AKA 99 Friends," Kilgrave commandeers an eight year old girl to approach Jessica with a message. It is a bit unsettling when the girl (parroting Kilgrave) tells Jessica "You're a bitch! You could've stopped that bus. You left him there to die in the street like a goddamn dog. You turn everything to shit."
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