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* In ''The Family Of The Vourdalak'', Gorcha returns from a hunt and his grandson dies shortly after. Six months later, Marquis d'Urfe learns that the boy rose as a vampire called a vourdalak (like his grandfather) and went on to turn his family, including his also young brother.


* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' [[spoiler: has all the [[MagicalGirl magical girls]]]]. The process that transforms them also physically [[SoulJar removes their soul and places it in a gem]], turning the body into a [[OurLichesAreDifferent mindless meat puppet that the soul controls remotely]]. To make matters worse, they aren't informed of the fact, and initially think the Soul Gem is just a TransformationTrinket. And if they are too distant from the Soul Gems, they will lost their consciousness and begin to rot, turning them into literal zombies.

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' [[spoiler: has all the [[MagicalGirl magical girls]]]]. The process that transforms them also physically [[SoulJar removes their soul and places it in a gem]], turning the body into a [[OurLichesAreDifferent mindless meat puppet that the soul controls remotely]]. To make matters worse, they aren't informed of the fact, and initially think the Soul Gem is just a TransformationTrinket. And if they are too distant from the Soul Gems, they will lost lose their consciousness and begin to rot, turning them into literal zombies.


* ''ComicBook/{{Thor}}'' has a particularly horrifying one during the "Latverian Prometheus" arc -- a dismembered, bloody, visibly decaying zombie-cyborg Frankensteinian monster child. (The same writer's later run on ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' features [[spoiler: the ghostly Kid Loki]]; Kieron Gillen seems to like this trope and averting InfantImmortality in general.)

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* ''ComicBook/{{Thor}}'' has a particularly horrifying one during the "Latverian Prometheus" arc -- a dismembered, bloody, visibly decaying zombie-cyborg Frankensteinian monster child. (The same writer's later run on ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' features [[spoiler: the ghostly Kid Loki]]; Kieron Gillen seems to like this trope and averting InfantImmortality in general.)



* In ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'', a series that already averts InfantImmortality, it has been [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential possible]] to create one (using the trope title, no less!) ever since adjectives were added in the second game.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'', a series that already averts InfantImmortality, it has been [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential possible]] to create one (using the trope title, no less!) ever since adjectives were added in the second game.


** Two of the new Necromorph types in ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'' are infected children. The Pack, Zombies born of children around 10 years old who hunt in, predictably, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin packs]], and The Crawler, similar to Lurkers, but instead of shooting you with barbs, they explode. [[spoiler: Gruesomely demonstrated when an unsuspecting mother calls to her now zombified baby, who hugs her and then violently explodes, smearing the window between you and them with blood]]. The Female Tripod might count as well, as she has a huge tentacle with what appears to be a developed baby/fetus on it and she does appear partly pregnant.

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** Two of the new Necromorph types in ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'' are infected children. The Pack, Zombies born of children around 10 years old who hunt in, predictably, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin packs]], and The Crawler, similar to Lurkers, but instead of shooting you with barbs, they explode. [[spoiler: Gruesomely demonstrated when an unsuspecting mother calls to her now zombified baby, who hugs her and then violently explodes, smearing the window between you and them with blood]]. The Female Tripod might count as well, as she has a huge tentacle with what appears to be a developed baby/fetus on it and she does appear partly pregnant. You also find an audio log of a woman screaming at her husband in grief-stricken anger, because she just had to kill her own daughter, who'd turned into a Necromorph.

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* In ''Film/RazorsTheReturnOfJackTheRipper'', the old factory is haunted by the ghost of a Victorian girl. She guides Jane and Sadie to the StalkerShrine to UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper. She is eventually revealed to be [[spoiler:the child of the Ripper's sixth victim, and the ancestor of Ruth. She hid the Ripper's last knife from him]].


* ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' gives us the unlockable character [[spoiler:???, aka "The Blue Baby" a dead, cyianotic child who can't recover health with normal hearts, so he uses soul hearts as health.]] ''Rebirth'' also added [[spoiler:The Lost, a ghost who has ''no health whatsoever'', so he dies in a single hit, but has permanent flight]]. [[RuleOfThree And then]], ''Afterbirth'' added [[spoiler:Keeper, a grey, dried out corpse who can only recover health by picking up coins]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' gives us the unlockable character [[spoiler:???, aka "The Blue Baby" a dead, cyianotic child who can't recover health with normal hearts, so he uses soul hearts as health.]] ''Rebirth'' also added [[spoiler:The Lost, a ghost who has ''no health whatsoever'', so he dies in a single hit, but has permanent flight]]. [[RuleOfThree And then]], ''Afterbirth'' added [[spoiler:Keeper, a grey, dried out corpse who can only recover health by picking up coins]].coins, and later The Forgotten, an unusual character in that he's a skeleton that attacks with a bone club but can also switch contol to a ghost that has normal tears and flight, but is chained to the skeleton body]].


* A CreepyChild ghost girl appears in the the Non/Disney fanvid ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzTvCjFkfis Nothing More]]''. Two twins, Alice and Alissa, go on a boat trip with their parents, but a sudden storm kills Alissa and their mother. Alissa becomes a ghost that only Alice can see. As Alice grows into adulthood, Alissa wants it to always just be her and her sister. When Alice falls in love, Alissa ttries to scare off her suitor but it doesn't work, [[spoiler:so Alissa kills Alice so they can be TogetherInDeath]].

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* ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'': Every pony trapped in Canterlot when the megaspell detonated became a "Canterlot ghoul," distinct from normal ghouls by both an indomitable HealingFactor and near-universal loss of their minds. Littlepip and their friends end up in Celestia's School For Gifted Unicorns, and find themselves confronted by dozens of fillies who were at school when the megaspell detonated. Littlepip and Velvet Remedy are so horrified they can't shoot, [[ShootTheDog Calamity shoots without hesitation]], and Steelhooves brings down the roof so that they can escape the situation entirely.
* A CreepyChild ghost girl appears in the the Non/Disney fanvid ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzTvCjFkfis Nothing More]]''.More]]'' by Creator/{{TheNight130}} . Two twins, Alice and Alissa, go on a boat trip with their parents, but a sudden storm kills Alissa and their mother. Alissa becomes a ghost that only Alice can see. As Alice grows into adulthood, Alissa wants it to always just be her and her sister. When Alice falls in love, Alissa ttries to scare off her suitor but it doesn't work, [[spoiler:so Alissa kills Alice so they can be TogetherInDeath]].



* ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'': Every pony trapped in Canterlot when the megaspell detonated became a "Canterlot ghoul," distinct from normal ghouls by both an indomitable HealingFactor and near-universal loss of their minds. Littlepip and their friends end up in Celestia's School For Gifted Unicorns, and find themselves confronted by dozens of fillies who were at school when the megaspell detonated. Littlepip and Velvet Remedy are so horrified they can't shoot, [[ShootTheDog Calamity shoots without hesitation]], and Steelhooves brings down the roof so that they can escape the situation entirely.

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* ''Series/Dracula2020'': Episode 1 features an undead, vampire ''baby''. Even Dracula is surprised, considering he never saw a baby turning into a vampire before. Episode 3 features a creepy kid zombie. Lucy Westenra is oddly charmed when she sees it in a graveyard, but is rightly horrified when it follows her home and sneaks into her bedroom. Fortunately for her (and [[MercyKill probably also the kid itself]]), Dracula kills it with a stake.

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* ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'': Every pony trapped in Canterlot when the megaspell detonated became a "Canterlot ghoul," distinct from normal ghouls by both an indomitable HealingFactor and near-universal loss of their minds. Littlepip and their friends end up in Celestia's School For Gifted Unicorns, and find themselves confronted by dozens of fillies who were at school when the megaspell detonated. Littlepip and Velvet Remedy are so horrified they can't shoot, [[ShootTheDog Calamity shoots without hesitation]], and Steelhooves brings down the roof so that they can escape the situation entirely.

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* ''Videogame/ZombiesRun'' alludes to this in one episode, when the player goes out to find a lost child [[MissionControl Sam]] starts talking about zombified children and how disconcerting facing them is. Thankfully, you never encounter them in gameplay.


* Used in an unusual fashion in the fan remake of ''VideoGame/KingsQuestII'': [[spoiler:Possum is turned into a vampire together with her dying grandmother by Caldaur. While the grandmother rejuvenates into a hot vampire lady, Possum physically ages into a young woman, though still with the mind of a little girl.]]

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Used in an unusual fashion in the fan remake of ''VideoGame/KingsQuestII'': [[spoiler:Possum is turned into a vampire together with her dying grandmother by Caldaur. While the grandmother rejuvenates into a hot vampire lady, Possum physically ages into a young woman, though still with the mind of a little girl.]]]]
** One of the regions in the setting of ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride'' is the land of Ooga Booga, inhabited entirely by TheUndead. Its population also includes two children.


* ''VideoGame/{{Cataclysm}}'' has kid zombies, they can be found in most of the places where you would find regular zombies, and are literally swarming schools. They are weaker than regular zombies but quicker, and unlike any other type of zombies, killing them will reduce the character's [[SanityMeter morale]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Cataclysm}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Cataclysm}}: Dark Days Ahead'' has kid zombies, they can be found zombie children that spawn in most of the places where you would find regular zombies, and are literally swarming schools. same areas as other zombies. They are weaker than regular zombies but quicker, and unlike any other type of zombies, killing them [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone will reduce reduce]] the character's [[SanityMeter morale]].morale]] unless they have [[LackOfEmpathy the Psychopath trait]] or [[ItGetsEasier have killed at least 100 other zombie children]]. Like regular zombies, they can mutate into nastier versions with the passage of time, most of which drain morale of the character that kills them-- save for [[WasOnceAMan the ones that are so mutated they don't look like children anymore.]]



** Then there's the pokemon Phantump, whose Pokedex entry implies they are the ghosts of children who get lost in forests.

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** Then there's the pokemon Phantump, whose [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Phantump's]] Pokedex entry implies they are the ghosts of children who get lost in forests.forests. Unlike most examples of this trope, however, Phantump is a RidiculouslyCuteCritter.


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* ''Grace'' is about a woman whose fetus dies, but she insists on carrying and delivering it anyway. After delivery the baby seems to be miraculously alive, except she is pale, attracts flies, and drinks her mother's blood instead of milk, [[spoiler:requiring more and more as time goes by. Eventually mom resorts to murder to get enough blood for the baby.]]

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* ''Grace'' is about a woman whose fetus dies, but she insists on carrying and delivering it anyway. After delivery delivery, the baby seems to be miraculously alive, except she is pale, attracts flies, and drinks her mother's blood instead of milk, [[spoiler:requiring more and more as time goes by. Eventually Eventually, mom resorts to murder to get enough blood for the baby.]]



* The protagonist uses the mystical area behind the eponymous location in ''Film/PetSematary1989'' to resurrect his son who was ran over by a truck. [[CameBackWrong The result]] is an undead boy with a penchant for murder.

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* The protagonist uses the mystical area behind the eponymous location in ''Film/PetSematary1989'' to resurrect his son who was ran run over by a truck. [[CameBackWrong The result]] is an undead boy with a penchant for murder.



** A group of child ghosts were found to be [[spoiler: bound to the earth due to non-magical humans attempts at being able to use magic. The children were burned and their ashes uses to power magic; the more their ash was used the more they faded away until nothing was left]].

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** A group of child ghosts were was found to be [[spoiler: bound to the earth due to non-magical humans attempts at being able to use magic. The children were burned and their ashes uses to power magic; the more their ash was used the more they faded away until nothing was left]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Cataclysm}}'' has kid zombies, they can be found in most of the places where you would find regular zombies, and are literally swarming schools. They are weaker than regular zombies but quicker, and unlike any other type of zombies, killing them reduce the character's [[SanityMeter morale]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Cataclysm}}'' has kid zombies, they can be found in most of the places where you would find regular zombies, and are literally swarming schools. They are weaker than regular zombies but quicker, and unlike any other type of zombies, killing them will reduce the character's [[SanityMeter morale]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has baby zombies. They are just like regular zombies, except that they are smaller, faster, make higher pitched sounds, and prior to an update they ''didn't burn in the sunlight''. In fact, they're ''more dangerous'' than normal zombies thanks to their fast speed and their small size allowing them to access narrow spaces, and give over twice the amount of experience as normal zombies.
* In ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'', one of two children seen in the series is [[spoiler: the assassin Matt Helms. Travis fights him in his adult spectral form, but after Travis "wins", Sylvia reveals he was a child abandoned by his parents in a burning house, who supposedly made a DealWithTheDevil to come back and kill his parents, and haunt the house in an adult form and as a blood covered, naked CreepyChild.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has baby zombies. They are just like regular zombies, except that they are smaller, faster, make higher pitched higher-pitched sounds, and prior to an update they ''didn't burn in the sunlight''. In fact, they're ''more dangerous'' than normal zombies thanks to their fast speed and their small size allowing them to access narrow spaces, and give over twice the amount of experience as normal zombies.
* In ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'', one of two children seen in the series is [[spoiler: the assassin Matt Helms. Travis fights him in his adult spectral form, but after Travis "wins", Sylvia reveals he was a child abandoned by his parents in a burning house, who supposedly made a DealWithTheDevil to come back and kill his parents, and haunt the house in an adult form and as a blood covered, blood-covered, naked CreepyChild.]]



* Throughout ''VideoGame/TheStarshipDamrey'', the player encounters the spirit of a young girl in a sun hat. [[spoiler: Turns out it's actually a subversion, since it's a hologram of the captain's daughter being used in an attempt to dissuade the player from further investigating the ship.]]

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* Throughout ''VideoGame/TheStarshipDamrey'', the player encounters the spirit of a young girl in a sun hat. [[spoiler: Turns out it's actually a subversion, subversion since it's a hologram of the captain's daughter being used in an attempt to dissuade the player from further investigating the ship.]]



*** A questgiver NPC in the Eastern Plaguelands, Pamela Redpath, is a ghostly girl haunting the ruins of Darrowshire. She's friendly enough, and her quest line starts with a request to find her doll, but eventually ends in players recreating the Battle of Darrowshire to redeem Pamela's father. The girl's plight struck a chord with many players ("[[{{Tearjerker}} I never feel warm anymore]]") and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dTxcHulFBI inspired a quite rocking song]], so after the zone was revamped for the ''Cataclysm'' expansion, players can pick up an item (Pamela's Doll) that [[PetTheDog allows the ghost girl to tag along on their adventures]].

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*** A questgiver NPC in the Eastern Plaguelands, Pamela Redpath, is a ghostly girl haunting the ruins of Darrowshire. She's friendly enough, and her quest line starts with a request to find her doll, doll but eventually ends in players recreating the Battle of Darrowshire to redeem Pamela's father. The girl's plight struck a chord with many players ("[[{{Tearjerker}} I never feel warm anymore]]") and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dTxcHulFBI inspired a quite rocking song]], so after the zone was revamped for the ''Cataclysm'' expansion, players can pick up an item (Pamela's Doll) that [[PetTheDog allows the ghost girl to tag along on their adventures]].



* ''Webcomic/DraculaRulerOfTheNight'': Unlike the novel, a few kids end up becoming vampires when they wind up playing around a hideout that Dracula and his brides were using after the destruction of Carfax Abby, who were more then happy to have "food" coming to them. Later visiting others in their homes and biting them as well.

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* ''Webcomic/DraculaRulerOfTheNight'': Unlike the novel, a few kids end up becoming vampires when they wind up playing around a hideout that Dracula and his brides were using after the destruction of Carfax Abby, who were more then than happy to have "food" coming to them. Later visiting others in their homes and biting them as well.



* In just the first and second chapters of ''WebOriginal/DeadEnds'' a whole boarding school full of teenage girls is attacked and, for the most part, zombiefied. Later, in chapter 3 [[spoiler:a zombiefied little girl murders half her family.]] Hell, there's even a bus full of trapped zombie school children. [[spoiler:They manage to escape when the hero shoots out a window.]]

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* In just the first and second chapters of ''WebOriginal/DeadEnds'' a whole boarding school full of teenage girls is attacked and, for the most part, zombiefied. zombified. Later, in chapter 3 [[spoiler:a zombiefied zombified little girl murders half her family.]] Hell, there's even a bus full of trapped zombie school children. [[spoiler:They manage to escape when the hero shoots out a window.]]


* Imre Lazar in ''Literature/{{Zomboy}}'' became one due to a radiation leak in his hometown, Fort Sterling.

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* Imre Lazar in ''Literature/{{Zomboy}}'' became one due to a radiation leak in his hometown, Fort Sterling. [[spoiler:The same goes for his baby sister, Kato.]]

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* Imre Lazar in ''Literature/{{Zomboy}}'' became one due to a radiation leak in his hometown, Fort Sterling.

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