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->''"He's not a child! He's a lethal weapon!"''
-->-- '''Army major''', ''[[Literature/AlexRider Stormbreaker]]''

A hero with all of the style, panache and gadgetry of Franchise/JamesBond, the TeenSuperspy exists to save the world (or maybe just the kids) from megalomaniacs bent on world domination. And he'll do it all without being old enough to have a martini. Or drive. And he'll still have to find time to do his homework.

The TeenSuperspy is the [[ImprobableAge implausibly young]] agent of secret agency. Perhaps she's been [[{{Tykebomb}} trained from birth]] for this role. Perhaps she's carrying the legacy of a missing or dead parent. Perhaps the government figures no one will suspect children of being secret agents. Perhaps they were just in the wrong place at the right time. Whatever the case, expect them to have [[ShoePhone an arsenal of high-tech spy gadgets disguised as typical teen paraphernalia]].

Compare WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld. Remove all the wish fulfillment and whimsy from this trope, and you'd end up with something closer to ChildSoldier.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Manga/SukebanDeka'' (which also had a live action TV series and several movies)
* OEL Manga example: ''Manga/AmazingAgentLuna''
* ''Anime/PrincessPrincipal'' stars a team of five girls who are spies in {{Steampunk}} London, who are incredibly badass (especially [[TheAce Ange]]), and teenagers (except Dorothy, who is 20, but undercover as a high school student).


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''ComicBook/SpyBoy'' and his Japanese counterpart, Spygirl. Admittedly, Spyboy got his ass kicked when he met Spyguy...
* Danny Chase, CreatorsPet of the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', was a former agent of the CBI... as he never tired of telling his team-mates.
* Franchise/ArchieComics examples:
** At the height of the spy craze in the 60s, Archie published stories about "The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.", featuring Archie and his pals as secret agents.
** More recently Betty and Veronica have appeared as "Agents B & V", clad in the requisite {{Spy Catsuit}}s, working for a secret organisation run by Mr. Lodge with Dilton Doiley acting as their resident GadgeteerGenius.
* The post-''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' Invisible Kid from ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}''.
* ''ComicBook/SecretWarriors''



* ''Film/AgentCodyBanks''.
* ''Film/{{Stormbreaker}}'', a film adaptation of the Literature/AlexRider books.
* ''Film/SpyKids'' (strictly speaking, they are tween superspies, though Carmen is in her teens by the third movie).
* Michael Corbin from ''Film/IfLooksCouldKill''.
* Lance Elliot from ''TheDouble0Kid''.
* The children in ''Film/CatchThatKid''.
* ''Film/{{DEBS}}''.
* The eponymous ''TeenAgent''.
* They tried to make the ''Film/{{Thunderbirds}}'' film like this.
* Agent 83, aka Megan Walsh, in ''Film/BarelyLethal''.
* ''Film/{{Hanna}}'' is a {{deconstruction}}, mainly by playing it less in the Film/JamesBond TuxedoAndMartini style and more in the "Stale Beer" [[Film/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]] style. The titular Hanna is the daughter of a rogue CIA operative who's been living with him in a remote cabin in the woods in northern Finland, and he's been training her to defend herself in the event that his former employers take him out. [[spoiler:Hanna is also the sole survivor of a SuperSoldier program, which explains her badass feats.]]



* Literature/AlexRider. He was secretly trained from birth -- and, by "secretly", we mean not even Alex himself was aware that the activities in question were training -- to carry the legacy of his uncle. Because he is in the wrong place in the wrong time, he is recruited early because no one will suspect a child.
** And in the third book, we learn that the CIA tried to do the same thing and failed miserably, with their teen super-spy getting killed almost immediately on his first mission. Alex succeeds because he is just very, very good at what he does, and very, very, ''very'' lucky.
* In ''Literature/TheFinishingSchoolSeries'', the protagonist Sophronia Temminnick is a SpiritedYoungLady who is recruited by an espionage school masquerading as a charm school.
* The ''Literature/CHERUBSeries''. CHERUB tries a lot harder to be realistic than most other versions of TeenSuperspy.
* The ''Literature/SpyHigh'' series of novels
* ''Literature/TheGallagherGirls'' book series trains teenage girls to be spies.
* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', Miles Vorkosigan starts out this way, [[spoiler:though he gets to just shy of 30 before his career as a spy comes to an end]]. He is definitely a wrong-place/wrong-time variant; his first 'mission' started out as a vacation after washing out of the local Barrayaran military academy and he only contacted his government ''after'' they filed treason charges over the whole Private Army Thing.
* Alianne in the ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness'' books is a borderline example. While she is [[spoiler: the spymaster for a very successful [[LaResistance rebellion]] and later government,]] she has this as her main job (she's 17), lacks any special gadgets (Medieval society) and [[ShownTheirWork relies on traditional, entirely un-flashy techniques,]] like [[FeedTheMole feeding the mole]] and carefully asking questions. So, while she is indeed a teenager and a very capable spy, [[SubvertedTrope she isn't working the way we'd expect her to at all]].[[note]]Not to mention that 16 is the age of adulthood in that society.[[/note]]
* ''Literature/JamesBond'' has a spin-off series called ''Literature/YoungBond'', which is about him becoming a teen spy. He only acts the part proper in the fifth novel, ''Literature/ByRoyalCommand''.
* Literature/ArtemisFowl is one, albeit self-employed. No government agencies for him - Artemis has the style and the gadgets. Juliet is another, and even joins a SWAT team in ''The Eternity Code.''
* ''Literature/RubyRedfort'' is a expert code breaker and was hired to work at Spectrum, a top secret agency keeping tabs on the world. A long time ago, Spectrum tried to train other teen spies, like Bradley Baker and [[spoiler:Buzz]].
* ''Literature/{{Kim}}'' is a moderate example. He starts off in a plausible non-super way as a StreetUrchin who is used by a passing spy to carry messages for him. The only thing super about him is his ability to flawlessly enter every culture in India.
* Phoenix in ''Literature/RedHanded'' is training to be an alien hunter.
* During the ''Franchise/JamesBond''-inspired '60s superspy craze, Grosset & Dunlap published a hardcover kids' series of the adventures of ''[[http://www.series.net/cool/about.html Christopher Cool, TEEN Agent]]''. The Top-secret Educational Espionage Network kept the free world safe from the evil machinations of TOAD.
* ''Literature/{{Pygmy}}'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk has a group of these as {{Villain Protagonist}}s. They were sent to America by a totalitarian [[CommieNazis commie-Nazi]] regime with a mission to destroy the US government.
* The ''AlphaForce'' series of novels by Chris Ryan has a MultinationalTeam of kids who work for a covert agency after being shipwrecked together in the first novel, "Survival".
* From ''Steampunk Detective'', Jack Mason is one since his apprenticeship to Ignatius Doyle onwards.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Benjamin "Beans" Baxter, Jr from ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfBeansBaxter''
* ''Series/MIHigh''
* ''Series/ConnorUndercover''
* The yellow ranger of spy-themed ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'' is 16 years old. Her two teammates don't qualify though as they're both aged in their 20s.
* Creator/DisneyChannel series ''Series/KCUndercover'', featuring former ''Series/ShakeItUp'' costar Creator/ZendayaColeman in the title role.
* ''Series/OddSquad'' stars 4 main characters being part of a crew called the Odd Squad, a CIA-type agency run by...well, kids. Although, these would technically be 'pre-teen superspies' as all of the characters are around ten years old.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* The 9-year-old lead character in ''Series/{{Joe 90}}''.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Super Spy Twilight from ''TabletopGame/TwilightSparklesSecretShipficFolder''. Granted, the "teen" part is debatable, but the ''actual'' Twilight has been writing fics since childhood so it's not entirely implausible.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Raz becomes this at the end of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''; a ''psychic'' secret agent.
* [[spoiler: Sakazaki Yuuya]] in ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' turns out to be one investigating [[spoiler: Dr. Iwamine Shuu and the Hawk Party]]. If the player completes his route, the heroine runs away with him and it's implied that they become partners.
* Rouge the Bat from the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series is a master thief who works for the G.U.N. military force. She's also 18 years old.
* Black Widow is one in ''VideoGame/AvengersAcademy'' thanks to an AgeLift.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Teen [[GenderBender T-Girl]] Cookie Jarr is one of ''Webcomic/JetDream'''s main characters . Her SpinOff series ''[[http://tgcaps.com/caps/modcomics/suedenim/jetdream/itscookie01/itescookie1_01.jpg.php It's Cookie!]]'' focuses on her exploits as leader of the J.E.T. T.E.E.N. organization of teenaged NATO operatives. She also encounters several teen superspies from other agencies, including Brian Bell, "the CIA's top Teenagent," and enemy spies [[EasySexChange "He-She Svetlana"]] of [[UsefulNotes/MoscowCentre the KGB]] and Captain Boris Volkov, "the [[RedsWithRockets Red Army's]] top Saboteen."
* ''[[http://spy6teen.com Spy6teen]]'' features sixteen year old, Cally Calhoon, who works for a hi-tech government agency called MK Black between classes.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/AimHigh'', a web series in which the main character Nick Green is one of 64 underage operatives of the program DEPP.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' -- the lead character is technically a freelancer and a not a spy (she doesn't even bother with keeping a secret identity), but she otherwise fits the trope.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' -- There's even a rank at WOOHP ('''W'''orld '''O'''rganization '''o'''f '''H'''uman '''P'''rotection) called "superspy."
** The spin-off, ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingSpiez'', in only one of the four spies was technically a teenager
* ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr''
* ''WesternAnimation/PrincessNatasha'': Student - Secret Agent - Princess
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''
** Point of order: the Kids Next Door, strictly speaking, are tweens. [[TeensAreMonsters They consider actual teenagers the enemy.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Grossology}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKids'': TeenSuperspy rock musicians, no less!
* ''WesternAnimation/BrunoTheKid''. Partially subverted in that his employing agency thought he was an adult, due to his using an avatar when communicating with them.
* ''WesternAnimation/MaryKateAndAshleyInAction''. No, really.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvisibleNetworkOfKids''
* ''WesternAnimation/DelilahAndJulius'' is about a duo of teen super spies with great chemistry and a fair amount of {{UST}}.
* An odd piece of WildMassGuessing from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. They were employing Perry when he was just a newborn, and many new OWCA members haven't been "trained" yet...so technically, they're this.
** In a more literal sense, Perry that time he was in Candace's body. As the theme song says, "She's a semi-neurotic teenage girl of action".
* ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel2013''