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7th Mar '17 1:38:07 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Robb Stark, the "Young Wolf". Varys notes to Eddard that boys like him have become conquerors before.
** Theon Greyjoy wishes he were this, but he falls flat.
** Daenerys intends to conquer Westeros, which she regards as her birthright. She has her start by conquering Slavers Bay.
3rd Jan '17 2:15:24 AM BURGINABC
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In addition to differing from the typical hero in vision - or ends - they will also differ in the means used. In contrast to the IdiotHero, the Young Conqueror will have a strong dose of IntelligenceEqualsIsolation, which may cause them to be [[InsufferableGenius quite prideful]]. And instead of a typical hero who reacts to the EvilPlan of the BigBad and fights with brawn, they are a GuileHero who uses brains to come up with their own schemes, often being either TheChessmaster, ManipulativeBastard, MagnificentBastard, MaryTzu, or all of the above, capable of cooking up ThePlan just as good as or possibly ''better'' than your standard BigBad. As such, they are often subversions or ''inversions'' of TheVillainMakesThePlot, which is one of the main reasons why these characters are so unique and interesting.

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In addition to differing from the typical hero in vision - or ends - they will also differ in the means used. In contrast to the IdiotHero, the Young Conqueror will have a strong dose of IntelligenceEqualsIsolation, which may cause them to be [[InsufferableGenius quite prideful]]. And instead of a typical hero who reacts to the EvilPlan of the BigBad and fights with brawn, they are a GuileHero who uses brains to come up with their own schemes, often being either TheChessmaster, ManipulativeBastard, MagnificentBastard, MaryTzu, or all of the above, capable of cooking up ThePlan just as good as or possibly ''better'' than your standard BigBad. As such, they are often subversions or ''inversions'' of TheVillainMakesThePlot, which is one of the main reasons why these characters are so unique and interesting.
30th Oct '16 10:09:07 PM MelancholicMonkey
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* Lincoln Clay, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/MafiaIII''. Lincoln is a Vietnam veteran who uses his Special Forces training to destroy a criminal empire and take over an entire city at the age of 23. He has three fairly powerful lieutenants backing him up, but he does most of the work himself.
14th Sep '16 9:07:07 PM PaulA
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* Peter Wiggin in ''[[Literature/EndersGame Ender's Game]]''. The ''Ender's Shadow'' series details his rise to power as Hegemon of Earth.

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* Peter Wiggin in ''[[Literature/EndersGame Ender's Game]]''. ''Literature/EndersGame''. The ''Ender's Shadow'' ''Literature/EndersShadow'' series details his rise to power as Hegemon of Earth.
3rd Jun '16 11:48:05 PM karstovich2
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* The [[UrExample earliest inarguable example of whom we have any record]][[note]][[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sargon_of_Akkad Sargon the Great of Akkad]] may have qualified, but he is so far back in history we cannot determine with any certainty how old he was when he conquered his empire other than saying he was at least young-ish.[[/note]] is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thutmose_III Thutmose III]], Pharaoh of Egypt (reigned [[OlderThanDirt 1479 BCE-1425 BCE]]), ran the Egyptian Army during his joint reign with his stepmother/aunt Hatshepsut as soon as he was of age (some time in his mid-teens, apparently). After Hatshepsut died, the Canaanite city-state of Kadesh tried to take advantage of the transition and the new Pharaoh's youth (Thutmose was only 21) to swipe some territory they had lost to Egypt; instead, Thutmose crushed them, and then began a massive campaign of conquest that saw Egypt build an empire stretching from Syria to Nubia. During his campaigns, Thutmose proved himself a tactical and strategic genius, and modern military historians often compare him to UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. Unlike many young conquerors, however, Thutmose lived long enough to enjoy the conquest; he lived to the age of 55 (which was not remarkably old but old enough back then) and had more or less full control of the country for over thirty of them.

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* The [[UrExample earliest inarguable example of whom we have any record]][[note]][[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sargon_of_Akkad Sargon the Great of Akkad]] may have qualified, but he is so far back in history we cannot determine with any certainty how old he was when he conquered his empire other than saying he was at least young-ish.[[/note]] is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thutmose_III Thutmose III]], Pharaoh of Egypt (reigned [[OlderThanDirt 1479 BCE-1425 BCE]]), ran the Egyptian Army during his joint reign with his stepmother/aunt Hatshepsut as soon as he was of age (some time in his mid-teens, apparently). After Hatshepsut died, the Canaanite city-state of Kadesh tried to take advantage of the transition and the new Pharaoh's youth (Thutmose was only 21) to swipe some territory they had lost to Egypt; instead, Thutmose crushed them, and then began a massive campaign of conquest that saw Egypt build an empire stretching from Syria to Nubia. During his campaigns, Thutmose proved himself a tactical and strategic genius, and modern military historians often compare him to UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. Unlike many young conquerors, however, Thutmose lived long enough to enjoy the conquest; he lived to the age of 55 (which was not remarkably old even in those days [[note]]UsefulNotes/RamsesII, Thutmose's successor a mere 150 years later, and probably the pharaoh most like Thutmose in temperament, lived to be about 90[[/note]] but was still old enough back then) and had more or less full control of the country for over thirty of them.
3rd May '16 2:35:05 AM PaulA
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* The title character of the Creator/DCComics series ''Prez'': Prez Rickard, 18 year old President of the United States.
24th Apr '16 8:31:46 PM karstovich2
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* The [[UrExample earliest inarguable example of whom we have any record]][[note]][[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sargon_of_Akkad Sargon the Great of Akkad]] may have qualified, but he is so far back in history we cannot determine with any certainty how old he was when he conquered his empire other than saying he was at least young-ish.[[/note]] is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thutmose_III Thutmose III]], Pharaoh of Egypt (reigned [[OlderThanDirt 1479 BCE-1425 BCE]]), ran the Egyptian Army during his joint reign with his stepmother/aunt Hatshepsut as soon as he was of age (some time in his mid-teens, apparently). After Hatshepsut died, the Canaanite city-state of Kadesh tried to take advantage of the transition and the new Pharaoh's youth (Thutmose was only 21) to swipe some territory they had lost to Egypt; instead, Thutmose crushed them, and then began a massive campaign of conquest that saw Egypt build an empire stretching from Syria to Nubia. During his campaigns, Thutmose proved himself a tactical and strategic genius, and modern military historians often compare him to UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. Unlike many young conquerors, however, Thutmose lived long enough to enjoy the conquest; he lived to the then-ripe age of 55 and had more or less full control of the country for over thirty of them.

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* The [[UrExample earliest inarguable example of whom we have any record]][[note]][[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sargon_of_Akkad Sargon the Great of Akkad]] may have qualified, but he is so far back in history we cannot determine with any certainty how old he was when he conquered his empire other than saying he was at least young-ish.[[/note]] is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thutmose_III Thutmose III]], Pharaoh of Egypt (reigned [[OlderThanDirt 1479 BCE-1425 BCE]]), ran the Egyptian Army during his joint reign with his stepmother/aunt Hatshepsut as soon as he was of age (some time in his mid-teens, apparently). After Hatshepsut died, the Canaanite city-state of Kadesh tried to take advantage of the transition and the new Pharaoh's youth (Thutmose was only 21) to swipe some territory they had lost to Egypt; instead, Thutmose crushed them, and then began a massive campaign of conquest that saw Egypt build an empire stretching from Syria to Nubia. During his campaigns, Thutmose proved himself a tactical and strategic genius, and modern military historians often compare him to UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. Unlike many young conquerors, however, Thutmose lived long enough to enjoy the conquest; he lived to the then-ripe age of 55 (which was not remarkably old but old enough back then) and had more or less full control of the country for over thirty of them.
1st Feb '16 2:32:13 AM GrammarNavi
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* The {{Branion}} historical fantasy series features an entire royal family prone to this. Starting with the kingdom's founder in the backstory, who made a pact with a god and used its power to conquer the realm -- since she reigned for 63 years, she must have been pretty young to start with.

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* The {{Branion}} ''Literature/TalesOfTheBranionRealm'' historical fantasy series features an entire royal family prone to this. Starting with the kingdom's founder in the backstory, who made a pact with a god and used its power to conquer the realm -- since she reigned for 63 years, she must have been pretty young to start with.
4th Nov '15 7:32:47 PM shiro_okami
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* Prince Arslan of ''Anime/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'' is literally this, raising an army to retake his kingdom's cpital city at the age of 14.

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* Prince Arslan of ''Anime/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'' is literally this, raising an army to retake his kingdom's cpital capital city at the age of 14.
4th Nov '15 7:31:57 PM shiro_okami
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* Prince Arslan of ''Anime/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan is literally this, raising an army to retake his kingdom's cpital city at the age of 14.

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* Prince Arslan of ''Anime/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan ''Anime/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'' is literally this, raising an army to retake his kingdom's cpital city at the age of 14.
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