'''Basic Trope''': A child version of a character (either actually them when they were younger or a suspiciously similar kid) uses a kiddy version of their weapon.
* '''Straight''': Bob uses a bow, as a kid he was [[BratsWithSlingshots a brat with a slingshot]].
* '''Exaggerated''': Back when they were kids [[BlackMagicianGirl Alice]] played with a [[PlayingWithFire lighter]], Bob carried a slingshot, [[WhiteMagicianGirl Claire]] was always cleaning with a mop, [[AnAxeToGrind Danny]] was always chopping wood and BigBad [[{{Necromancer}} Elaina the Enchantress]] owned [[MyLittlePanzer Lord Cackly's Lil'monster occult and necromancy kit]][[note]]Ages 8 to ageless, MayContainEvil[[/note]].
* '''Downplayed''': The cast are shown playing with toy versions of their weapon in a flashback.
* '''Justified''': The familiar action of pulling back something elastic meant Bob took to archery as he got older. The same goes for the rest of the cast (Alice loved to burn things and went straight for the fire spells, Claire continued to feel comfortable carrying a staff after becoming a healer, Danny simply transferred his chopping skills to war axes and Elaina continued down the slippery slope [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope until she jumped off it]]).
* '''Inverted''':
** As a child Bob is shown practicing with a wooden sword and making fun of his AloofOlderBrother for training with a bow.
** As a child, Bob is training with a bow while his AloofOlderBrother tries to save the world armed with a slingshot.
* '''Subverted''': Bob appears to be playing with a slingshot... but immediately hands it back to BlackMage Alice.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...who proceeds to use it to launch burning bits of paper.
* '''Parodied''': The protagonist's parents are shown using the same weapons as them (which include slingshots, BB guns and wooden swords) and doing their best to ensure they follow in their footsteps.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Some of the characters played with meaningful toys as kids, some didn't.
* '''Averted''':
** No one is ever shown as a child.
** Bob used a slingshot as a kid, but a sword as an adult.
* '''Enforced''': The child versions are shown with the weapons to maintain the same iconic character silhouettes (but in SuperDeformed form).
* '''Lampshaded''': "Let me guess Bob, you're the kid with a slingshot and the woman with the bow's your mum?"
* '''Invoked''': Bob et al's parents wanted their kids to be adventurers. So they gave them their toys/weapons/chore to make sure that they'd pick a weapon they knew would allow them to form an effective group with.
* '''Exploited''': The villain gives the children of a vague prophecy difficult-to-use toy versions of the weapons which will destroy him, to discourage them from using said weapons when they grow older.
* '''Defied''': "No, the lady with the bow's Claire's mum. She forbade her from using it so she wouldn't grow up with broad shoulders."
* '''Discussed''': "Which kid belongs to Bob? Just find the one with the slingshot."
* '''Conversed''': "Ah, a kid with a slingshot. I bet it's Bob."
* '''Deconstructed''': All the characters had disturbing childhoods, hence why their childhood interests eventually turned to combat.
* '''Reconstructed''': ...but only because they decided they wanted to be adventurers when they grew up; a highly respectable profession in their universe.
* '''Played for Laughs''': Bob gives his kid a slingshot hoping he'll follow in his footsteps.
* '''Played for Drama''': The cast are {{Tykebomb}}s. Even their playtime was just another form of training...
Here's a beginner's link back to WeaponJr Aaaaww... They grow up so fast.
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