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->'''Vanellope:''' Why are your hands so freakishly big?\\
'''Ralph:''' I don't know, why are you so freakishly annoying?
-->-- ''Disney/WreckItRalph''

A self-important kid with a serious attitude problem.

May be a youngest sibling or simply act like one. Talks a good game but [[TheLoad often falls into trouble]] and needs to be rescued when that isn't [[DamselInDistress the job]] of TheChick. [[BerserkButton Hates]] being called a kid but lacks real maturity. Often a boy, but female examples aren't uncommon. Such a character seldom gets along with anyone, except TheHero. The "getting along" part almost always happens ''after'' TheHero [[DefeatMeansFriendship has given the kid the slap across the face or the fatherly/motherly spanking]] that the kid needed badly.

Unlike the MouthyKid, the Bratty Half-Pint isn't the voice of reason of the party but rather a troublemaker who likes to get on people's nerves through sass or sabotaging their plans. At their best, they're [[AttentionWhore Attention Whores]]. At their worst, they're a serious pain in the ass, a [[TheMillstone millstone]], made even worse because they enjoy being that way.

If overdone and excessively obnoxious the Half Pint risks becoming TheScrappy to some of the audience. Often the party's attack magician if there isn't a BlackMagicianGirl. They may also [[BratsWithSlingshots use a slingshot]]. Attempts to insult people usually descend to BigStupidDoodooHead. Might also be a case of MotorMouth if the kid ''just won't shut up''.

See: MouthyKid, TagAlongKid, AnnoyingYoungerSibling, and KidAppealCharacter.
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* Masha from ''Animation/MashaAndTheBear'' can be annoying at times and likes to talk a lot and easily becomes hyperactive.

* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': Sakura Suzuhara is tiny, cranky, demanding and constantly follows her big brother around. The "Don't like being called 'a kid'" came when Asuka did do right that.
* Solakku the Turtle, a minor character in ''FanFic/DontKeepYourDistance''. While she has a good heart, her behavior with new people is less than tactful (notably, demanding they stay still while she draws them, as she craves more practice as an artist) and her behavior even with her parents is more talking back than anything else (although they seem perfectly okay with it).
* In ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'', [[Fanfic/MyImmortal Tara]] is this.
* Princess Miyaki from ''Fanfic/KyoshiRising'' constantly demands that people obey her commands as Princess of the Fire Nation (most of which are for one character or another to teach her Firebending). Kyoshi takes it upon herself to teach Miyaki patience, and Miyaki is able to mellow out considerably.

* ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'':
** {{Implied}} with the Detention Kids, given how they all were given detention. Goth-kid exemplifies this the most.
** Joaquin shows shades of this as a child. He denies an old man, [[spoiler:Xibalba in disguise]], bread and ''eats'' the said bread in front of him. It's only when [[spoiler:Xibalba offers him the Medal of Everlasting Life]] does a young Joaquin give it up.
* Dani in ''Film/HocusPocus'' -- an extreme version, who offers up various comments about her Big Brother's non-existent sex life. (She's only eight.)
* Mowgli as portrayed in ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' qualifies, despite being the main character, bratty and insisting that he possesses the necessary jungle skills when he clearly does not. Of course, he does [[TookALevelInBadass Take A Level In Badass]] eventually.
* The Young Man with a Cornflower in ''WesternAnimation/LovingVincent'' repeatedly teases Armand. Even his father concedes he's an annoyance.
* Molly in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''.
* Vanellope von Schweetz in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', but she soon becomes far more when you realize that she is trying to survive in a world where she is dismissed as a "[[{{Tearjerker}} mistake]]."
** Taffyta and the other Sugar Rush Racers also qualify, due to their bullying towards Vanellope. But this is actually because [[spoiler: they were reprogrammed by Turbo to act cruel towards Vanellope.]]
* Creator/WCFields films often involved Fields as a ChildHater, a HenpeckedHusband, or both, and thus often used this trope. In ''Film/ItsAGift'' bratty son Norman leaves roller skates on the floor for Harold (Fields) to trip on, and irritates Harold on a family road trip by continually blowing a whistle in the back seat. In ''Film/TheBankDick'' his bratty daughter Elsie whacks him over the head with a director's bullhorn when Egbert (Fields), working as a director, won't put Elsie in the movie.
* In ''Film/ItsLoveImAfter'', Gracie has a habit of peeping through keyholes and telling everyone whatever she overhears.
* Ash in ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'' is actually older than his unbearably perfect cousin, Kristofferson, but he otherwise fits the character trope with his resentful ill temper. However, he dramatically matures in the story and becomes a nice kit at the end.
* In ''Film/ShipOfMonsters'', Lauriano has an annoying little brother named Chuy, who is always sticking his nose in his business and getting in trouble.
* In ''Film/{{Alligator}}'', the cop protagonist has to deal with a pretty mouthy kid who is a witness to one of the eponymous creature's attacks.

* In the song "Nuttin' for Christmas," the singer's character is a bratty half-pint singing about delighting in his wicked deeds.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Barry from ''ComicStrip/{{Curtis}}'' could be the TropeCodifier. When he's bored, he provokes Curtis, then runs sobbing to his mother that mean ol' Curtis is trying to hit him for no good reason at all. Then, for his sins, he is given ice cream and the opportunity to gloat over all the extra chores Curtis gets. This happens with such frequency that when Curtis assesses that the family could, in fact, be qualified as "poor", one wonders if the source of their economic troubles isn't all this damn ice cream Diane's buying for Barry.
* Shannon, Toni's niece, from ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}''. Bad-tempered (drawn with a perpetual scowl on her face), disrespectful, greedy and completely self-centered. Toni has recently admitted to Luann that she enjoys pawning Shannon off on her simply to enjoy being away from the little brat. (Though given that Shannon [[WhenYouComingHomeDad technically still has a father]], she isn't really Toni's responsibility in the first place...)
* [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]]. He's an AttentionWhore, and his massive ego is often the cause of many of his problems (when he doesn't cause mayhem for the sake of causing mayhem, anyway).

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Makina in ''VisualNovel/GrisaiaNoKajitsu'' is a weird, immature girl who tends to copy the people around her and mock Michiru as much as possible. There's more to her than that, but unfortunately by ''VisualNovel/GrisaiaNoRakuen'' flanderization has left her with little else.

[[folder: Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/ThirtyTwoKickUp'' Patricia-Marie is a main character version of this trope.
* ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'', Lucy's pet Yashy is a prime example of this trope.
** [[SelfDemonstratingArticle What do you mean, she's a "prime example?" She's the bestest, most awesomest character ever,]] [[CatchPhrase whore!]]
* Poor Gabby from ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' has her throat torn out by the titular character for her fearless, whiny and loud complaints about his behavior, which at the time consisted of drinking blood from a dog, and his wearing "lipstick" (actually blood). To his horror she returns as a nigh immortal vampire with a sever case of sire attachment and no more maturity than she had in life.
* ''Webcomic/OffWhite'' has a BrattyHalfPint wolf pup that gives Jera a permanent scar and [[spoiler: [[SacrificialLamb dies with everyone he has known and loved.]]]]
* ''Webcomic/WhiteDarkLife'': Damien and Priscilla are noted to be total pains in the neck at times, with Damien eating any food he can get his hands on and priscilla always bringing the attention to herself. they are also [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]].
* ''Webcomic/SquidRow'': [[http://squidrowcomics.com/?p=579 at facepainting]]
* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Håkan, Sune and Anna Västerström have an on-panel record of patting the guest who HatesBeingTouched even after being told not to, calling another guest fat, taking advantage of a mage being in trance to cut his hair and dressing the family cat. As for their off-panel record, it's perfectly summed up by their babysitter quitting and calling them "those changelings" right after their introduction.