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Little child + SuperStrength = dangerous

These little kids have strength that puts Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk to shame, and an attitude to match. And don't you forget it! Those who mix it up with them the first time and demonstrate their ignorance have a short life expectancy. This tends to be more common in girls than boys for the surprise factor, but it can be found in both.

Compare with SmallGirlBigGun, CuteBruiser, LittleMissBadass, PintSizedPowerhouse, and WaifFu. Probably a BadassAdorable. A ChildMage is when they [[WebComic/EightBitTheater "casts the spells that makes the people fall down"]] instead of just pummeling them.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The best example from ''Manga/CorpsePrincess'' is Saki--10 years old, energetic, and insufferably mischievous. Wields a massive hammer (or, in the manga, a similarly oversized axe) and can chuck cars around.
* In ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'', after Kenpachi's duel with Ichigo, [[KillerRabbit Yachiru]] carries the former on her shoulder to get medical attention. A particularly impressive use of the trope because Kenpachi is very tall and muscular, while Yachiru looks like an eight-year-old but manages to ''effortlessly'' carry him to the top of a building by performing multiple ''two-story high jumps'' while carrying him. One of the author's many hints that she's more dangerous than she looks.
* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** Saiyan children are like this from a human perspective. Goku is already bulletproof and super strong when he first meets Bulma at age 12, and at that point he's physically younger due to Saiyans' slower aging. By Saiyan standards, of course, [[{{Subversion}} he's just a normal child]], but then, Saiyan children are known to conquer entire planets as infants.
** Goku's son Gohan, a half-Saiyan, has even greater potential power than Goku had at the same age, although Goku's strength was "always-on" and in Gohan's case it only comes out under extreme duress until he receives proper training.
** Goten and chibi!Trunks, also half-Saiyan, are like this even by Saiyan standards, able to attain Super Saiyan form by the age of seven, without training and and apparently without needing to undergo the same TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening as their fathers and Gohan. {{Fanon}} has it that children conceived after the father has already achieved Super Saiyan status [[LamarckWasRight inherit the ability to do so more easily]].
** In the non-serial movies, Broly was this as a child. When he was born, his PowerLevel was already 10,000. For comparison, Goku's highest power level when fighting Raditz as a fully-trained adult is under 1,000, and it isn't until he learns the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Kaioken technique]] to multiply his power level that he gets [[MemeticMutation over 9,000]][[note]]What? Nine thousand?[[/note]]
** In ''Super'', Gohan's daughter Pan is capable of flight and fully capable of wrecking a house if left alone for a few minutes, despite just being a few-months-old baby. It's fortunate that her father and usual babysitter (Piccolo) are strong enough themselves to handle her.
* Kintaro Tooyama from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. He picks up a motorcycle and throws it at some bullies who he happens to ask directions from.
* Chibi America from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' likes to swing bison around. And he keeps his SuperStrength when he grows into an adult.
** In the present day, [[CheerfulChild Sealand]] is this, and demonstrates it against [[spoiler: one of the [[AlternateUniverse Parallel!Frances]] that tries to attack him in the 2010 Bloodbath.]] It's said to be because, as a sea fort, he's [[MadeOfIron made out of steel]].
* In an episode of ''Anime/InuYasha'' there are two ninja sisters and Suzuna, the younger of them is much stronger than her older sibling. She makes it clear by punching a door open and lifting more than twice as much of the Demonbones they stole, which were too heavy for her sister.
* ''Anime/MonsterRancher''
** Genki Sakura can carry much bigger girls like dolls. Seen in episode 20 where he lifts Pixie up as if she was weightless.
** Holly gets carried around by Genki even more and she is 4 years older than him. But it doesn't seem to bother her.
** Another character from ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' is Tama, a girl with strength almost equal to Genki. You can even say she a female version of him. She can knock him and a monster out cold with a single punch...
* In ''Anime/FutureBoyConan'', the 11-year-old protagonist Conan is strong enough to lift boulders and fight of armed soldiers. His trademark is to carry a girl named Lana, what he does in almost every episode.
* Kaolla Su from ''Manga/LoveHina'' must be mentioned. In on episode she almost creams Keitaro in a bearhug while still sleeping. Shortly after Naru gets dragged in there too.
* ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' has [[ChineseGirl Rio Wesley]], one of Vivio's 10-year-old friends. Her first on-screen battle had her judo throwing Corona's giant rock {{Golem}} into a building, and later in her match with [[JapaneseDelinquents Harry]], she decides to arm herself against the tournament veteran by [[spoiler:physically ripping out a huge chunk of the arena floor with her bare hands and lifting it above her head]].
--> '''Vivio''': [[TheBigGuy Rio's magical and brute strength are the greatest in our team]]!
* ''Manga/DoctorSlump'' created Arale to be this.[[note]]Then again, she is a robot...[[/note]]
* Shizuo Heiwajima from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', has been shown to have possessed his god-like super strength since childhood when his younger brother ate some food that belonged to him. He was so enraged that he tried to crush his brother under a refrigerator.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Molly Hayes from ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' is a super-strong mutant 11-year-old girl. Who takes this trope to fairly absurd levels, what with her punishing Wolverine and her ability to rip a magically attached cloak through strength. It's been suggested that her powers are psionic in nature (due to the fact that both her parents were psychics, that she glows when she uses her powers, and that she becomes quickly fatigued when she uses them without showing many signs of physical stress) which might explain the magic-cloak-ripping thing at least a little.
* ''ComicBook/PS238'' has a few of them; the most prominent are Julie "84" Finster, a 7-year-old girl who is a bit neurotic about the fact that she's the 84th [[FlyingBrick F.I.S.S.]] (Flight, Invulnerability, SuperStrength, SuperSpeed)... basically the superhero equivalent of Brand X. She's also strong enough to wrap a superarmoured attacker in a casino sign and catch punches from a guy who looks to be somewhere in the range of nine feet tall and is identified as having a muscle/mass ratio of "Omega Five" (whatever that means, although given the reactions to this fact, "bloody strong" seems appropriate).
** Also Ron "Captain Clarinet" Peterson, the son of CaptainErsatz Comicbook/{{Superman}}, and Dillion "[[CaptainPatriotic USA Patriot Act]]" Fillmore.
* The Creator/HarveyComics character Little Lotta, who combined this with StoutStrength and BigEater.
* Depending on the incarnation, Franchise/{{Superman}} may have had superpowers even from toddlerhood. Most modern versions, however, have him start as a normal kid who gains his powers slowly over his preteen and teenage years. Either way, him having powers as a kid is justifiable since it's the Sol System's sunlight that gives Superman his powers.
** ComicBook/{{Superboy}} (aka Conner Kent aka Kon-El) is a teenage clone of Superman who has his powers from when he's first created. ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, likewise, is usually about a teenager in age with all of Superman's powers.
** Superman's Kryptonian foster son, Chris Kent, plays this trope straight, having powers from the moment his ship landed on Earth. This actually caused some problems, so Superman created a device that looked like a wristwatch that would drain most his powers away. Eventually it absorbed too much, however, and blew up the family's apartment.
* The title character in the [[FrancoBelgianComics Belgian comic]] ''ComicBook/BenoitBrisefer'' (created by Pierre "Peyo" Culliford, the man behind ''Franchise/TheSmurfs'') is a super-strong little boy, who goes around and does good deeds such as lifting buses out of traffic jams, blowing out burning houses and helping kittens down from trees by uprooting them (the trees, not the kittens).
* The title character of ''ComicBook/MonicasGang'' is also this: a super-strong seven-year-old girl whose weapon of choice is a blue bunny plushie, which she uses mainly to beat up the boys who bully her. Some stories go to the extremes of showing her with Silver Age Superman-like power levels--in a story, she had a cold and sneezed so hard that her friends were blown away to different parts of the world (her best friend Maggy ended up in ''China'', for example).
* ''[[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mollydanger/molly-danger Molly Danger]]'', the perpetually 10-year-old, super strong protector of Coopersville.
* While she is by herself merely normal-strength, Nalle-Maja is the ''only'' recurring character in ''ComicBook/{{Bamse}}'' other than Bamse (her father) himself to get super-strength from eating [[PowerUpFood dunderhonung]] ('Thunder Honey'). She only uses it in extreme emergencies, as she also gets a three-day stomach ache once the super-strength wears off, but of course stories that focuses on Bamse's children has seen fit to create such emergencies more than once.
* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': Obelix was one in his youth ever since the incident where he fell into a cauldron full of the magic potion. And in the album "Astérix and Son", the baby Asterix and Obelix find on their doorstep and look after during the story becomes one after twice accidentally drinking some magic potion.
* Sister superheroines Wendy and Marine from the French comic book ''[[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61JaHcSenBL.jpg Les Super Sisters]]''. Especially Marine, the younger of the pair, a cute-as-a-button 6-year-old blonde girl, who rips apart giant robots and bug armies with her bare hands, and [[http://a404.idata.over-blog.com/300x190/4/06/61/84/Bande-dessinee-3/Les-Super-Sisters--T.1--Privee-de-laser-4.JPG blows her mentor into space with her super breath]] when he won't let her have a laser bracelet, like her big sister. ([[http://www.bdnet.com/img/couvpage/84/9782818933848_pg.jpg He had his reasons, though]]).

* ''Literature/MissPeregrinesHomeForPeculiarChildren'': Bronwyn Bruntley, and her brother Victor. Both are seemingly in their early to mid teens.
* Literature/PippiLongstocking of course! She is the strongest girl in the world, lifting a few guys at once and even her horse.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Jo [=McCormick=] from ''Series/BigBadBeetleborgs'' fits this perfectly (especially since she's a pre-adolescent girl).
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has an episode revolving around an actual, working wishing well. One of the wishers was a small boy who was being bullied. He got super-strength, along with a bad temper.
* ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger'': Episode 36 features a modern day incarnation of the legendary ''{{Literature/Momotaro}}'' who, despite being just a young boy, can effortlessly lift a HumongousMecha off the ground and toss it away.

[[folder:Myths and Religion]]
* Hercules was, in canon and [[Disney/{{Hercules}} the Disney animated movie]], able to strangle two snakes as baby. He would later kill a fellow child in music lessons by hitting the other with a harp of all things. Reaching adulthood just made his feats of strength more impressive.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* May from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', a cute little pirate girl who [[AnchorsAway fights with an anchor as big as she is]].
* [[VideoGame/LuminousArc2 Pop]] the 12-year-old Verdere Witch, considered to be a prodigy for being chosen as one at her age, use her Earth Magic to augmented her strength.
* Miles "Tails" Prower, Cream the Rabbit, and Charmy Bee from the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series. They're strong enough to fly while carrying two other beings. Some of whom are very big and heavy. Tails can even punch through rock in ''VideoGame/TailsAdventure.''
* Quite a few [[VideoGame/TalesSeries Tales games]] have the youngest looking members being [[CuteBruiser Cute Bruisers]], some being [[MightyGlacier Mighty Glaciers]] (like [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Presea]] and [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Karol]]), others being [[LightningBruiser Lightning Bruisers]] (like in the case of [[VideoGame/TalesOfGraces Sophie]]).
* Leah from ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' is one of the youngest characters but also the physically strongest. She wields an axe and throws big rocks single handly.
* There is Fen a character from ''Toshinden4'' who is almost an exact ripoff from Conan, the main character in ''Anime/FutureBoyConan''. He is a muscular kid who fights with a spear to avenge his grandfathers death. In the ending he just lifts up an older girl and let her sit on his shoulders for no reason besides to show off.
* Toad in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''. He's not only super strong, he's also super agile.
** Baby Mario and Baby Luigi in most of the games they appear in. Babies or not, the Mario Brothers are powerful and effective heroes.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Ixia from ''Webcomic/{{Cloudscratcher}}'', though mainly as a result of her Child Soldier status.
* ''Webcomic/KarinDou4koma'': Tamaryu has super strength because she's a dragon child and [[DoesNotKnowHerOwnStrength sometimes forgets this]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* An early male example is Bamm-Bamm Rubble from ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', though his Super Strength was mostly done for laughs.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Lisa Simpson in the ''Treehouse of Horror'' episode where she gains superpowers and becomes Clobber Girl.
** Maggie Simpson is able to swim for her father Homer who is drowning in the sea. She rescues him and swims back, dragging him to the shore. What a toddler!
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Apple Bloom becomes one of these when the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E6TheCutiePox Cutie Pox]] makes a weightlifting Cutie Mark appear on her, and is suddenly able to lift a 1,000 pound (or some other unit) barbell with her tail.
** [[spoiler:Baby Pound Cake]] is able to drag [[spoiler:Pinkie Pie]] around while flying.
** Despite remaining unable to achieve full flight for any length of time, Scootaloo is capable of towing Sweetie Belle and Apple Bloom on skis, clear from Ponyville to the Crystal Empire.
** One of the schoolyard fillies in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E19CrusadersOfTheLostMark Crusaders of the Lost Mark]] is strong enough to lift up one end of the schoolhouse to get at a ball that end up underneath it. Oddly enough, someone tries to BLACKMAIL her with this fact about herself.
** [[spoiler:Princess Flurry Heart]] one-ups the earlier mentioned example of dragging an adult around while flying by carrying that same pony into the air rather than merely dragging her along behind on the ground while themselves airborne.
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': Jade Chan with the Ox Talisman.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'': One episode had a little girl becoming super strong while holding a fractal.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'':
** Then there is The Powerpuff Girls with not one, not two, but [[RuleofThree three of them as our main characters]].
** And their {{Evil Counterpart}}s the Rowdyruff Boys. They are just as strong and as shown in their debut appearance, ''even more efficient fighters than the Powerpuff Girls''.
* Diaperman from Terrytoons' ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyHeroes''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, "Take Elmyra Please", Elmyra's baby brother is shown to have super strength, which he uses to bend the bars on his crib and go on a mini-rampage in the living room. However, in the follow-up episode, "Grandma's Dead", he does not display any of his super strengths and acts more like a typical baby.
* Steven from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' doesn't seem to have noticed (and instances of it are fairly subtle) but he most definitely has some form of SuperStrength. He's able to wrestle a monster twice his size into a lava pit, easily pick up a full grown woman, and smash a dashboard with his bare fists. The episode "Drop Beat Dad" outright confirms it by having him easily lift music equipment bigger than he is, (a similarly sized box is being lifted by two grown men) causing Marty (a character that only just met Steven for the first time and doesn't know Steven's status as a HalfHumanHybrid) to wonder what kind of food Steven's father feeds the kid. It turns out he's even strong by ''Gem'' standards, as Rutile and Rhodonite together (the latter of which is a ''fusion'') struggle to push a giant rock until Steven starts helping; once he does, it speeds ''way'' up, and Rutile even remarks on Steven's strength. [[spoiler:This turns out to be because Rose Quartz was actually Pink Diamond in disguise and thus Steven is half ''Diamond''.]]
* Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' may have skinny limbs, but he's strong enough to overpower burly marauders, ogres, and other monsters bigger than him with his bare hands. In one episode, he lifts a massive EldritchAbomination with little effort.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': Anais, when angered, can be strong enough to break even bricks and walls. Gumball in some episodes, can't break a board, and has bad fighting skills, but in others, he is strong enough to kick a door or bend a spoon. They are [[ActionMom Nicole]]'s kids, after all.
* Triceps from ''WesternAnimation/TheCrumpets'' is the most physically strong member of her family. She lifts her house in one episode.