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--> "Huh, this toy contains small parts. But why would they include small parts in a toy for someone my age...? Unless I'm supposed to eat them! Of course, it all adds up!"

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--> "Huh, ''Huh, this toy contains small parts. But why would they include small parts in a toy for someone my age...? Unless I'm supposed to eat them! Of course, it all adds up!"up!''


* ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'': Ryuu may be a twelve year old herbalist prodigy who has managed to become a fully accredited pharmacist but he's still very much a twelve year old and shows a very innocent side when presented with the opportunity to climb a tree or participate in a snowball fight, both things he had never had the opportunity to do before. There's also his reaction when presented with emotionally straining situations which usually involves running to an adult he trusts to get them to intervene, hiding behind one of the aforementioned adults, or just running away and hiding. He makes a choice to become better about facing things himself when he's thirteen and is working on it.

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* ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'': ''Manga/SnowWhiteWithTheRedHair'': Ryuu may be a twelve year old herbalist prodigy who has managed to become a fully accredited pharmacist but he's still very much a twelve year old and shows a very innocent side when presented with the opportunity to climb a tree or participate in a snowball fight, both things he had never had the opportunity to do before. There's also his reaction when presented with emotionally straining situations which usually involves running to an adult he trusts to get them to intervene, hiding behind one of the aforementioned adults, or just running away and hiding. He makes a choice to become better about facing things himself when he's thirteen and is working on it.


* Diamond from ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''. He likes to eat and watch robot anime (singing its theme tune in an attempt to bolster his confidence when he's scared), but he is shown to be very thoughtful and sensitive at times- he's associated with Mesprit, the legendary Pokemon of emotion, and delivers heartfelt speeches that convince legendaries to fight alongside him.

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* Diamond from ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''. ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. He likes to eat and watch robot anime (singing its theme tune in an attempt to bolster his confidence when he's scared), but he is shown to be very thoughtful and sensitive at times- times -- he's associated with Mesprit, the legendary Pokemon of emotion, and delivers heartfelt speeches that convince legendaries to fight alongside him.


* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot's'' little sister, Coco, is a science wiz and noticeably more sane and intelligent than her ditzy older brother. She does often show an {{Adorkable}} or childish streak to remind us she is still of Crash's blood however.

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* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot's'' ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot's'' little sister, Coco, is a science wiz and noticeably more sane and intelligent than her ditzy older brother. She does often show an {{Adorkable}} or childish streak to remind us she is still of Crash's blood however.


TruthInTelevision, since real-life prodigies typically have emotional maturity better fitting their actual age than their intellectual level.

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TruthInTelevision, since intelligence and maturity are not the same thing and real-life prodigies typically have emotional maturity better fitting their actual age than their intellectual level.


* Nanoha in ''Fanfic/{{Game Theory|FanFic}}'', which is a contrast to [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha the source material]], in which she was WiseBeyondHerYears.

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* Nanoha in ''Fanfic/{{Game Theory|FanFic}}'', Theory|LyricalNanoha}}'', which is a contrast to [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha the source material]], in which she was WiseBeyondHerYears.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':
* [[DitzyGenius Quack Quack]] is a genius who can solve complex math problems inside his head in mere seconds and is a brilliant scientist, but he otherwise acts like the little kid he is - he's sensitive, naive and enjoys video games, comic books and children's games.

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''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': [[DitzyGenius Quack Quack]] is a genius who can solve complex math problems inside his head in mere seconds and is a brilliant scientist, but he otherwise acts like the little kid he is - he's sensitive, naive and enjoys video games, comic books and children's games.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':
* [[DitzyGenius Quack Quack]] is a genius who can solve complex math problems inside his head in mere seconds and is a brilliant scientist, but he otherwise acts like the little kid he is - he's sensitive, naive and enjoys video games, comic books and children's games.

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* When [[ComicBook/RedRobin Tim Drake]] first approached [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] to ask him to return to acting as Robin since [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} Bruce]] needed someone to balance out his self destructive tendencies Tim's innocence and inability to understand just why Dick would find the idea unbearable reflect his age and relationship with his own parents despite his abnormal intelligence. The DCU then spends the next several years brutally beating any remaining naivety and idealistic ideals out of him.
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* Elie in ''Webcomic/GiftsOfWanderingIce''. A naive and gentle 12 year old girl with a memory of an ancient man stored in her brain. She's a living ice gift herself and the youngest expert on ice gifts ever.


* Miles "Tails" Prower of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fame. Most depictions stick solely with one [[WiseBeyondTheirYears extreme]] or the [[BrattyHalfPint other]] for the most part (eg. ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' and ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' Tails are extremely childlike and not too bright while the games and ''SonicX'' counterparts is arguably the most sensible and soundly intelligent member of the team), but he is a rather valid example of this trope in ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'' and ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'', as well as in recent games in which his childish traits start to show again.

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* Miles "Tails" Prower of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fame. Most depictions stick solely with one [[WiseBeyondTheirYears extreme]] or the [[BrattyHalfPint other]] for the most part (eg. ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' and ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' Tails are extremely childlike and not too bright while the games and ''SonicX'' ''Anime/SonicX'' counterparts is arguably the most sensible and soundly intelligent member of the team), but he is a rather valid example of this trope in ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'' and ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'', as well as in recent games in which his childish traits start to show again.

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* ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'': Ryuu may be a twelve year old herbalist prodigy who has managed to become a fully accredited pharmacist but he's still very much a twelve year old and shows a very innocent side when presented with the opportunity to climb a tree or participate in a snowball fight, both things he had never had the opportunity to do before. There's also his reaction when presented with emotionally straining situations which usually involves running to an adult he trusts to get them to intervene, hiding behind one of the aforementioned adults, or just running away and hiding. He makes a choice to become better about facing things himself when he's thirteen and is working on it.


* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Linus Van Pelt, Charlie Brown's best friend. He has great insight into some situations and a very high intellect such as being able to precisely quote ''any'' passage of Biblical scripture, but he also believed in [[ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown the Great Pumpkin]], which brought him ridicule despite his intelligence. And he hates to be separated from his [[SecurityBlanket beloved blue blanket]].

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Linus Van Pelt, Charlie Brown's best friend. He has great insight into some situations and a very high intellect such as being able to precisely quote ''any'' passage of Biblical scripture, but he also believed in [[ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown [[WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown the Great Pumpkin]], which brought him ridicule despite his intelligence. And he hates to be separated from his [[SecurityBlanket beloved blue blanket]].


* Merrill from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. Though thoroughly educated and knowledgeable about magic, she's often extraordinarily naive about other things, especially social conventions.

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* Merrill from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. Though thoroughly educated and knowledgeable about magic, she's often extraordinarily naive about other things, especially social conventions. (She's an unusual example in that she's actually an ''adult'', if an immature one; she's a FishOutOfWater suddenly having to get along in a culture completely new to her.)

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