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11th May '16 7:26:16 PM Pichu-kun
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** [[spoiler:Selim Bradley/Pride]] in the manga. He looks like a little boy but is the oldest homonculus.

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** [[spoiler:Selim Bradley/Pride]] in the manga. He looks like a little boy but is the oldest homonculus.homunculus.



* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' [[spoiler: has all the magical girls. The process that transforms them also physically [[SoulJar removes their soul and places it in a gem]], turning the body into a mindless meat puppet that the soul controls remotely. To make matters worse, they aren't even cognizant of the fact, and think the Soul Gem is just a TransformationTrinket.]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' [[spoiler: has all the magical girls.girls]]. The process that transforms them also physically [[SoulJar removes their soul and places it in a gem]], turning the body into a mindless meat puppet that the soul controls remotely. To make matters worse, they aren't even cognizant of the fact, and think the Soul Gem is just a TransformationTrinket.]]



* ''Manga/SchoolLive'' has people of all ages becoming zombies. Due to a large portion of the manga revolving around a school, most of the zombies we see are teenagers. Later on the girls visit an elementary school where no one survived. Kurumi is more hesitant than usual to kill a young child who became a zombie.

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* ''Manga/SchoolLive'' has people of all ages becoming zombies. Due to a large portion of the manga revolving around a high school, most of the zombies we see are teenagers. Later on the girls visit an elementary school where no one survived. Kurumi is more hesitant than usual to kill a young child who became a zombie.



%%* ''ComicBook/{{Casper}} the Friendly Ghost''.

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%%* * ''ComicBook/{{Casper}} the Friendly Ghost''.Ghost'' is the ghost of a young boy.



* It's unclear whether the little children often encountered in dreams in the ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' franchise are this trope or not: Freddy presumably killed these when he himself was alive, before he gained supernatural powers, so it's possible that they're dreamworld illusions rather than trapped souls of his original victims.
** ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare'' seems to suggest they are when one killed character tries to warn his friend not to fall asleep. Having to wade through the souls of Freddy's previous victims to do so.

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* It's unclear whether the little children often encountered in dreams in the ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' franchise are this trope or not: Freddy presumably killed these when he himself was alive, before he gained supernatural powers, so it's possible that they're dreamworld illusions rather than trapped souls of his original victims.
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victims. ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare'' seems to suggest they are when one killed character tries to warn his friend not to fall asleep. Having to wade through the souls of Freddy's previous victims to do so.



* In a rare example of PlayedForLaughs, in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'' undead little girls dressed up as princesses attack a minivan.
** Also, on the commentary Creator/AbigailBreslin said that she loved the zombie makeup and effects and really, ''really'', tried to convince the writers and director to let her character get turned into a zombie so she could play one. They shot the idea down, however.

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* In a rare example of PlayedForLaughs, in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'' undead little girls dressed up as princesses attack a minivan.
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minivan. On the commentary Creator/AbigailBreslin said that she loved the zombie makeup and effects and really, ''really'', tried to convince the writers and director to let her character get turned into a zombie so she could play one. They shot the idea down, however.



* Even the usually lighthearted {{Pokemon}} series isn't immune to this trope. Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have a couple of [[FreezeFrameBonus blink-and-you'll-miss-it]] moments where the player can glimpse the ghost of a girl behind an NPC during a conversation.

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* Even the usually lighthearted {{Pokemon}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series isn't immune to this trope. trope:
** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Sapphire]]'' have a couple of [[FreezeFrameBonus blink-and-you'll-miss-it]] moments where the player can glimpse the ghost of a girl behind an NPC during a conversation.conversation.
** In the Old Chateau in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' a ghost child appears. It's implied that she and her family were poisoned.



* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' gives us Babette, a [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld three-hundred year old vampire]] who was turned at the age of ten. She gladly uses her form to her advantage as an assassin, pretending to be a harmless, lost, frightened little girl to lure her targets into a false sense of security.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' gives us ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
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Babette, who is a [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld three-hundred year old vampire]] who was turned at the age of ten. She gladly uses her form to her advantage as an assassin, pretending to be a harmless, lost, frightened little girl to lure her targets into a false sense of security.



* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' is a notable [[HideYourChildren aversion]]. Nearly the entire US eastern seaboard has been zombified, yet not a single child -- be they human, zombie, or even corpse -- is anywhere to be found.
** becomes ''FridgeHorror'' when you realize that most/all the adults were transformed and its not beyond infected to attack one another. Which is an easier catch, 3 crying 9 year olds, or 2 adults with knowledge of guns?

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* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' is a notable [[HideYourChildren aversion]]. Nearly the entire US eastern seaboard has been zombified, yet not a single child -- be they human, zombie, or even corpse -- is anywhere to be found.
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found. It becomes ''FridgeHorror'' when you realize that most/all the adults were transformed and its not beyond infected to attack one another. Which is an easier catch, 3 three crying 9 nine year olds, or 2 two adults with knowledge of guns?



* In the mansion in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' a ghost child appears.
11th May '16 7:14:04 PM Pichu-kun
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* Surprisingly for a ZombieApocalypse manga, ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'' waits more than twenty chapters to bring in the horde of undead grade-schoolers.

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* ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'':
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Surprisingly for a ZombieApocalypse manga, ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'' waits more than twenty chapters to bring in the horde of undead grade-schoolers.



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=], who was turned into a first-generation vampire at the age of ten. Oddly enough - or perhaps not so oddly when considering the illusion magic she uses - no non protagonist really seems to even notice that she's a child, being terrified of her for [[PersonOfMassDestruction more normal]] reasons.
** It's also worth noting that she subverts the creepiness part of this, as "undead" seems to merely mean "can't die" in regard to her; she's pretty much physically indistinguishable from a normal child. Anyone who fears her, is afraid for [[PersonOfMassDestruction other reasons]], as mentioned above. Her own telling of her backstory makes her vampirism seem more like a regular [[CursedWithAwesome curse]] cast upon her to make her [[spoiler: kill her family]] than traditional vampirism. And she's creepy because she's had a ''lot'' of practice.

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
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Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=], who was turned into a first-generation vampire at the age of ten. Oddly enough - or perhaps not so oddly when considering the illusion magic she uses - no non protagonist really seems to even notice that she's a child, being terrified of her for [[PersonOfMassDestruction more normal]] reasons.
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reasons. It's also worth noting that she subverts the creepiness part of this, as "undead" seems to merely mean "can't die" in regard to her; she's pretty much physically indistinguishable from a normal child. Anyone who fears her, is afraid for [[PersonOfMassDestruction other reasons]], as mentioned above. Her own telling of her backstory makes her vampirism seem more like a regular [[CursedWithAwesome curse]] cast upon her to make her [[spoiler: kill her family]] than traditional vampirism. And she's creepy because she's had a ''lot'' of practice.



* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has [[spoiler:Selim Bradley/Pride]].

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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[[spoiler:Selim Bradley/Pride]].Bradley/Pride]] in the manga. He looks like a little boy but is the oldest homonculus.



* ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'' features [[spoiler: Agatha, the ghost of an 11-year-old girl who was hanged for being accused of witchcraft]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'' features [[spoiler: Agatha, Agatha]] the ghost of an 11-year-old girl who was hanged for being accused of witchcraft]].witchcraft.



* ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'' has [[spoiler: three children who were lured in and eaten by the Other Mother, whom Coraline must appease by finding their real eyes, as they were replaced by buttons before they died.]] This is a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids children's book]], by the way.

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* ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'' has [[spoiler: three children who were lured in and eaten by the Other [[spoiler:Other Mother, whom Coraline must appease by finding their real eyes, as they were replaced by buttons before they died.]] This is a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids children's book]], by the way.


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* In the mansion in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' a ghost child appears.
* In ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'', {{yokai}} are usually ghosts of humans and animals. Several yokai such as Hanako-san and Frostina look like children so it's likely they died as children.
5th May '16 9:39:36 PM nombretomado
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* One ''VideoGame/GaiaOnline'' event had a number of angry ghosts emerge from their graves, and the users fought them to send them to the afterlife. Two of these ghosts were CreepyTwins, and another was a little boy who had [[TearJerker died of heatstroke after his parents left him alone in a car on a hot day]] and who [[CursedWithAwesome didn't mind being a ghost]]-- [[WhatTheHellHero but the users did]].

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* One ''VideoGame/GaiaOnline'' ''Website/GaiaOnline'' event had a number of angry ghosts emerge from their graves, and the users fought them to send them to the afterlife. Two of these ghosts were CreepyTwins, and another was a little boy who had [[TearJerker died of heatstroke after his parents left him alone in a car on a hot day]] and who [[CursedWithAwesome didn't mind being a ghost]]-- [[WhatTheHellHero but the users did]].
25th Apr '16 11:10:58 PM MelancholyUtopia
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* ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'' has [[spoiler: three children who were lured in and eaten by the Other Mother, whom Coraline must appease by finding their real eyes, as they were replaced by buttons before they died.]] This is a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids children's book]], by the way.
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* The antagonists of ''VideoGame/{{Wick}}'' are the Weaver children who died over 90 years before the events of the game.
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* Quite possibly Des and Hugo in ''Literature/VoidDomain''. Des looks like a FrankensteinsMonster. Hugo looks normal, but several characters comment on his unnaturalness. Both are related to the resident mass killer and necromancer, Sawyer.
24th Mar '16 12:14:06 PM Soldancer
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* ''Film/DarkCity'' had one of [[StarfishAliens The Strangers]] inhabit a dead child's body. It wore black leather, was bald, whisper to other Strangers, would chatter its teeth while wielding a knife, cut a spiral into a dead hooker, ''and'' gleefully intoned ''"Kill him"'' when the hero was captured.

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* ''Film/DarkCity'' had one of [[StarfishAliens The Strangers]] Strangers]], Mr. Sleep, inhabit a dead child's body. It wore black leather, was bald, whisper whispered to other Strangers, would chatter its teeth while wielding a knife, cut a spiral into a dead hooker, ''and'' gleefully intoned ''"Kill him"'' when the hero was captured.captured.
* Images of Mike Enslin's deceased daughter are used by the titular room ''Film/FourteenOhEight'' to torment him. At the end of the film, [[spoiler: he winds up with evidence of this with her voice on his tape recorder]].



* A friendly version appeared in ''Film/TheSixthSense'', a girl poisoned by her mother.

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* A friendly version appeared in ''Film/TheSixthSense'', a girl [[spoiler: poisoned by her mother.mother]].
** There's also the ghost of a boy who died from an accidental gunshot wound.
** One of the ghosts Cole sees hanging in the school is a young boy.



* ''Film/TheEye'' has the ghost of a young boy who committed suicide after his father raked him over the coals for poor grades.
* ''Film/TheMessengers'' has two ghost children inhabiting the family's house. They are ostensibly the messengers of the film's title.



* The twin ghost girls from ''Film/TheShining'', who were murdered by the previous careraker who went crazy.

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* The twin ghost girls from ''Film/TheShining'', who were murdered by the previous careraker caretaker who went crazy.



* ''Film/{{Insidious}} has a creepy scene with a dancing ghost boy. Even spookier, there's a FreezeFrameBonus of him standing in the corner of another room as the camera tracks quickly past.




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* HauntedHouse western ''Film/{{Deadbirds}}'' has the ghosts of a young girl and boy, and they just ''love'' to give a good JumpScare.
* ''Film/{{Boo}}'' takes place in a [[AbandonedHospital haunted asylum]], and one of the ghosts the group encounters is a little girl [[spoiler: [[GhostlyGoals looking for revenge against the man who molested her]]]].
* ''Film/{{Gravedancers}}'': One of the three ghosts that winds up haunting the protagonists is Dennis, a young homicidal PyroManiac.
* The Firstborn Son of ''Film/Thir13enGhosts''' Black Zodiac is a young boy who apparently got an arrow through the head while playing CowboysAndIndians.
* ''Film/WhatWeDoInTheShadows'' has a pair of young teen vampires who use their appearance to lure and feed on pedophiles.
* Two of the main characters in ''Film/{{Haunter}}'' are a teenage sister and her younger brother, who we quickly find out are DeadToBeginWith. The sister also encounters the spirits of other girls who inhabited her house in the past.
* ''Film/TheHouseAtTheEndOfTime'' features this. [[spoiler: Turns out that it's not a ghost, but the echo of the boy caught in a sort of time loop]].



** One of the effects of running out of sanity is hearing the voice of babies crying coming from nowhere.



* Even the usually lighthearted {{Pokemon}} series isn't immune to this trope. Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have a couple of [[FreezeFrameBonus blink-and-you'll-miss-it]] moments where the player can glimpse the ghost of a girl behind an NPC during a conversation.
* Throughout ''VideoGame/TheStarshipDamrey'', the player encounters the spirit of a young girl in a sun hat. [[spoiler: Turns out it's actually a subversion, since it's a hologram of the captain's daughter being used in an attempt to dissuade the player from further investigating the ship.]]



* ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'' has Tanya, a little vampire girl who, while not evil, is pretty darn creepy NightmareFuel. One of the main quests involves turning her back into a human and reuniting her with her parents.

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* ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'' has Tanya, a little vampire girl who, while not evil, is [[NightmareFuel pretty darn creepy NightmareFuel. creepy]]. One of the main quests involves turning her back into a human and reuniting her with her parents.parents.
* ''VideoGame/FragileDreamsFarewellRuinsOfTheMoon'' has two of these, one who is genuinely creepy, and one who is more of a CuteGhostGirl.
* [[CuteGhostGirl Pamela]] in ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlRevis'', who joins as a party member. She's definitely on the lighter end of the creepy scale, though she does have her spooky moments.



** Two of the new Necromorph types in ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'' are infected children. The Pack, Zombies born of children around 10 years old who hunt in, predictably, packs, and The Crawler, similar to Lurkers, but instead of shooting you with barbs, they explode. [[spoiler: Gruesomely demonstrated when an unsuspecting mother calls to her now zombified baby, who hugs her and then violently explodes, smearing the window between you and them with blood]]. The Female Tripod might count as well, as she has a huge tentacle with what appears to be a developed baby/fetus on it and she does appear partly pregnant.

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** Two of the new Necromorph types in ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'' are infected children. The Pack, Zombies born of children around 10 years old who hunt in, predictably, packs, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin packs]], and The Crawler, similar to Lurkers, but instead of shooting you with barbs, they explode. [[spoiler: Gruesomely demonstrated when an unsuspecting mother calls to her now zombified baby, who hugs her and then violently explodes, smearing the window between you and them with blood]]. The Female Tripod might count as well, as she has a huge tentacle with what appears to be a developed baby/fetus on it and she does appear partly pregnant.pregnant.
* One of the many spooky EasterEggs in the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series is a cradle with a ghost baby inside.
* The third ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' game, ''Deadly Shadows'', has the infamous level Robbing the Cradle. It takes place in The Cradle, an [[AbandonedHospital abandoned]] former OrphanageOfFear and BedlamHouse. At one time in the building's horrible history, it was actually both simultaneously. Needless to say, the place is host to the ghosts of children, one of which Garret must help in order to escape.



* In ''VideoGame/The7thGuest'', Stauf's toys [[spoiler:stole the souls of several area children. Their frightened voices can be heard in a cutscene when one of the puzzles in the playroom is solved.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/The7thGuest'', ''VideoGame/TheSeventhGuest'', Stauf's toys [[spoiler:stole the souls of several area children. Their frightened voices can be heard in a cutscene when one of the puzzles in the playroom is solved.]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'' features [[spoiler: Agatha, the ghost of an 11-year-old girl who was hanged for being accused of witchcraft]].



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* ''MagicTheGathering'' has some examples:
** The creepy vampire child, [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=405148 Blood Bairn]]
** Two-for-one special, [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=398628 Blessed Spirits]]
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* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' gives us [[EnfantTerrible violent infant]] ghost Chaunsey, spectral twins Henry and Orville, and the creepy, eternally sleeping little girl Sue Pea. Interestingly, Chauncey is the only one of them who was never alive to begin with, as his bio states he was born a ghost.

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* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' gives us [[EnfantTerrible violent infant]] ghost Chaunsey, spectral twins Henry and Orville, and the creepy, eternally sleeping little girl Sue Pea. Interestingly, Chauncey is the only one of them who was never alive to begin with, in the first place, as his bio states he was born a ghost.



** There is also Helgi, a ghost, who died in a house fire. She almost would had the same fate as Babette, but she didn't escape the fire in time.

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** There is also Helgi, a ghost, who died in a house fire. She almost would had the same fate as Babette, but she didn't escape the fire in time.



* In the library level of ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'', the Ghostbusters come across the Children's Section where disembodied laughter can be heard, handprints can be found with the paragoggles, and a [[NightmareFuel stuffed animal toy moves around on its own]]. When they leave, the echoic voice of a young boy whispers "Bye."

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* In the library level of ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'', the Ghostbusters come across the Children's Section where disembodied laughter can be heard, handprints can be found with the paragoggles, and a [[NightmareFuel stuffed animal toy moves around on its own]]. When they leave, the echoic voice of a young boy whispers whispers, "Bye."



* ''VideoGame/VampireSaga: Break Out'' features Adam and [[spoiler: Grace]] both of whom were thought to have died naturally.

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* ''VideoGame/VampireSaga: Break Out'' features Adam and [[spoiler: Grace]] Grace]], both of whom were thought to have died naturally.naturally.
* In ''VideoGame/The7thGuest'', Stauf's toys [[spoiler:stole the souls of several area children. Their frightened voices can be heard in a cutscene when one of the puzzles in the playroom is solved.]]



* In ''Webcomic/GrimTalesFromDownBelow,'' the character Minnie is an undead little girl who looks like she got ripped to pieces and sown back together (think [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Sally]]).[[spoiler: Since the story is told in flashback, you (almost) get to see her get ripped to shreds. You ''do'' however get to see the outcome, horrified face and all.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/GrimTalesFromDownBelow,'' the character Minnie is an undead little girl who looks like she got ripped to pieces and sown sewn back together (think [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Sally]]).[[spoiler: Since the story is told in flashback, you (almost) get to see her get ripped to shreds. You ''do'' however ''do,'' however, get to see the outcome, horrified face and all.]]



* Likewise, the title character of ''{{Tutenstein}}'', who's basically a more [[JerkAss jerkass-y]] version of Casper.
* In an episode of ''SamuraiJack,'' Jack is lured to a graveyard for a zombie attack. At one point, while Jack is wandering around the graveyard children's laughter can clearly be heard.

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* Likewise, the title character of ''{{Tutenstein}}'', who's basically a more [[JerkAss jerkass-y]] {{Jerk Ass}}-y version of Casper.
* In an episode of ''SamuraiJack,'' Jack is lured to a graveyard for a zombie attack. At one point, while Jack is wandering around around, the graveyard children's laughter can clearly be heard.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}'' by Ralph Bakshi contains a rare example of a child that was undead to begin with. The film explaining two twins were born to a Sorceress, one being a typical cute child, while the other was...well [[http://blog.trenchcoatsoft.com/images/wizards/blackwolf-baby.jpg take a look yourself]]! Needless to say its not surprising which child was born pure evil.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}'' by Ralph Bakshi contains a rare example of a child that was undead to begin with. start. The film explaining two explains that twins were born to a Sorceress, one being a typical cute child, while the other was...well other... well, [[http://blog.trenchcoatsoft.com/images/wizards/blackwolf-baby.jpg take a look see for yourself]]! Needless to say its say, it's not surprising which child was born pure evil.
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