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Vanellope: Why are your hands so freakishly big?
Ralph: I don't know, why are you so freakishly annoying?

A self-important kid with a serious attitude problem.

Sometimes a younger sibling, other times an older one. Talks a good game but often falls into trouble and needs to be rescued when that isn't the job of the hero's love interest. Hates being called a kid but lacks real maturity. Often a boy, but female examples are not uncommon. Such a character seldom gets along with anyone, except The Hero. The getting along part always happens after The Hero knocks them down a few pegs.

Unlike the Mouthy Kid, the Bratty Half-Pint isn't the voice of reason of the party but rather a troublemaker who likes to get on people's nerves through sass or sabotaging their plans. At their best, they're small, mischievous annoyances or Attention Whores. At their worst, they're a huge pain in the ass, a millstone, made even worse because they enjoy being that way.

If overdone and excessively obnoxious the brat risks becoming The Scrappy to some of the audience. Often the party's attack magician if there isn't a Black Magician Girl. They may also use a slingshot. Attempts to insult people usually descend to Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head. Might also be a case of Motor Mouth if the kid is the kind to never shut up.

See also Tagalong Kid, Annoying Younger Sibling, Affection-Hating Kid, Spoiled Brat, Annoyingly Repetitive Child, and Kid-Appeal Character. Might grow into a Bratty Teenage Daughter or Dumbass Teenage Son. When downplayed, see Mouthy Kid.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Chiyu Tamade from BanG Dream!. One of the youngest girls in the cast at 14 years old, she's the closest thing the series has to an antagonist. Despite being intelligent and a skilled producer for Raise A Suilen, she's incredibly controlling and abrasive. From vowing to crush Poppin' Party and Roselia after perceived slights by Tae and Yukina respectively to demanding loyalty from her bandmates to the exclusion of all their other obligations, she certainly fits the bill.
  • Isidro from Berserk. Rude, ill-mannered, he is a master at the art of provoking and pissing people off.
  • Alois Trancy of Black Butler is a very, very dark variation of this. Most definitely a subversion of the usual kid-appeal qualities of this character.
  • Bleach: Shinigami tend to be Really 700 Years Old. However, the child characters are biologically children nevertheless.
    • Hiyori is perpetually angry, violent and aggressive. She takes out her moods on Shinji mostly, but picks fights with everyone.
    • Turn Back the Pendulum reveals that Byakuya was an obnoxious, hot-tempered brat when young. The manga has always hinted that Beneath the Mask Byakuya may be Not So Stoic. It turns out that he's become extremely good at hiding his Hair-Trigger Temper.
  • Broken Blade: Not necesssarily a kid, but Girge deliberately admits this.
    Rygart: You're basically just a bratty-kid!
    Girge: That, I already knew.
  • Meilin from Cardcaptor Sakura. When she isn't fawning over Syaoran, she's constantly bragging about her abilities, real or imagined, and early on, whining whenever Sakura gets a card over Syaoran and just being a general nuisance. However, she is also very determined, caring, and always ready to take action, traits which become more prominent late into her appearance in the series.
  • Fuuko from CLANNAD. Despite being a teenager, she's the shortest of the main girls and is often rather prickly and temperamental towards other people, Tomoya in particular.
  • Matt from A Cruel God Reigns, although one could argue that he has some valid reasons.
  • In the fourth Dirty Pair OVA a group of pre-teen boys who are the sons of wealthy aristocrats take over a military base, believing it to be a fun game. They also disrespect any authority figure who tries to talk sense into them, including Yuri and Kei, whom they call "old women" even though as Kei points out at 19 they're only a little bit older than the boys are.
  • Dragon Ball:
    • Kid Trunks. What distinguishes him from Future Trunks, thanks to growing up in a time of peace (and having his father around).
    • Goten can be like this at times too, especially when he's around his big brother. Or when Trunks ropes him into misbehaving with him.
    • Gotenks combines the cockiness of Kid Trunks with the naivete of Goten. He refuses to take his opponents seriously and is more concerned with looking cool than with actually winning the battle.
    • Pan the Token Mini-Moe in Dragon Ball GT.
  • Mischa from Endride is a barely diffused tykebomb, who is tiny, arrogant, and only wants to listen or speak with Demetrio. She often gets into petty one-up-man-ship with Felix, who is her rival in reticence and Undying Loyalty to Demetrio.
  • Mashiro from the yonkoma (and its anime adaptation) Engaged to the Unidentified. Self-important, and always trying to find a way to either take advantage of, or inconvenience her prospective sister-in-law Kobeni. Thankfully her bratty instances are curbed either by her own childish tendencies, or by Kobeni's older sister Benio, whose attentions Mashiro is terrified of.
  • Mai and Mami from Explorer Woman Ray, a couple of treasure-seeking teenage girls who steal an artifact from the title character left back in Japan, in the hope of meeting her and returning it.
  • Bat in Fist of the North Star.
  • Hiro from Fruits Basket, differing from the archetype in that he's especially bratty towards the heroine. In the manga, at least, he grows up a lot, though he never does come to like Tohru.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Ed is easily the living embodiment of this trope in the male perspective. But don't let him catch you calling him "half pint" or you will get plenty of bratty.
  • Taka from Gakuen Babysitters. Compared to the other toddlers, he's a loudmouthed little troublemaker with a rather big ego.
  • Date Masamune from Gate 7 is a precocious and mouthy Bratty Half-Pint, luckly (or unluckly) for him and everybody else, Kujuurou is always close to him to scold him. Subverted, since he's the One-eyed dragon's Reincarnation, he's everything but a Distressed Dude.
  • Girls Bravo: Tomoka. She is portrayed as super-irritating. In fact the only justification for her terribly annoying attitude and disposition is that she is a little girl.
  • The main character of Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East, Inuzuka Shino, is this. Of course, he's Older Than He Looks due to possessing Murasame as the price for being his vessel and wielding his power is to have one's time frozen. As in, he's actually 18 instead of 13. Him being a brat is semi-justified by Who Wants to Live Forever? and the issues that come from always being seen by others as a kid. And, unlike most Bratty Half Pints, he is actually probably one of the strongest characters.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers:
    • South Italy, also known as Italy Romano, was spoiled, lazy and entitled as a child, with a habit of insulting his caretaker Spain and rejecting all of the kind acts he attempted to do for him... and then grew into a very fierce mix of all Tsundere Type A varieties.
    • Sealand transforms from a somewhat delusional and determined Cheerful Child into this when he's around his older brother England, whom he refers to as "jerk England," and goes out of his way to tell him that one day he's going to be a bigger empire than England ever was.
    • More recently, Ladonia is shaping up to be a prime example, mixed with him being a Spoiled Brat prone to throwing tantrums when things don't go his way. He demands to be made leader of the micronations in his introduction, no dissent tolerated.
    • Czech Republic was this as a child; she was Always Someone Better to the young Slovakia, and enjoyed rubbing it into his face and teasing him.
    • Prussia as a child (The Teutonic Knights) was this as Word of God notes, being spoiled by the Pope and allowed to do whatever he wanted, as well as being a loud and tactless pint-sized Blood Knight.
  • Shippo in Inuyasha zigzags between this and Mouthy Kid. In his defense, there are times when he tries to help (even though he is too young) and his teasing of Inuyasha is often due to him upsetting Kagome (who Shippo sees as a adoptive mother).
  • Marion from Kaleido Star, in her first episode.
  • Kurumi, Yusaku and Hikaru from Kimagure Orange Road.
  • Rune from Kimba the White Lion.
  • The Canon Foreigner Sanae Dekomori from Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!, who irritates her upperclassmen Yuuta and Shinka to no end.
  • Sara from Love Hina. Particularly early on, when she deliberately sets out to get Keitaro fired from his job assisting Seta. Even afterwards, she'll pull pranks for sheer amusement.
  • Yuri, Sayaka's disabled cousin, from Mazinger Z.
  • Yuuri of Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch is a brat who continually insists that she isn't a child and stomps off to go do her own thing, always failing miserably. After she leaves the cast (for the most part), Seira is introduced on the good side; she does mature, and was only selfish because she had yet to gather the facets of love (which was the original intent of the quest for her to be born; having her heart stolen complicated things).
  • The three girls from Mitsuboshi Colors might be this at different levels, but Sat-chan is the absolute queen of troublemaking in her class.
  • Mitsudomoe: Mitsuba is an obnoxious, spiteful, petulant, histrionic brat with an inflated ego who constantly berates everybody around her and demands they call her Mitsuba-sama and agree to become her slaves the moment she has any leverage on them. She's also the show's resident Butt-Monkey, and on the rare occasions she does show concern for her sisters or anybody else it usually goes poorly. As in, "head slammed into the floor so hard blood bursts out of her face" poorly.
  • Naruto:
    • Naruto Uzumaki — played with and deconstructed, if due to his main character status.
      • Naruto's prototype was even brattier and far more of a Jerkass. In order to take revenge on a boy who spread rumors about him, he trapped him in a hole, pretended to offer him a lift out, then urinated on him, leaving a stench that lasts 10 days.
    • Konohamaru, the Third Hokage's grandson, is a more straightforward example. Although later on, we see him Take A Level In Badass and give a Pain body a Rasengan.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi:
  • Pop Harukaze from Ojamajo Doremi. She retains some of this after her Character Development, but she's much less bratty and more taking occasional potshots now and then.
  • A running motif in One Piece is how most characters embodied this trope as children but mellow out and mature with age. Even Luffy was much less cheerful and friendly when he was a kid, almost unrecognizable from his older self — which is extra surprising, because if you just met Luffy, you wouldn't believe he could be less mature.
  • Mannen in Prétear, the self-proclaimed leader of the younger half of the Leafe Knights. He tends to get the group in trouble by demanding to be treated as equals with the older knights, but he seems to genuinely mean well.
  • Yahiko from Rurouni Kenshin is an interesting case. He's obviously the Bratty Half Pint, and is not only fully aware of it, but doesn't want to be. His character arc is his journey from Bratty Half Pint to full-fledged Shonen hero.
  • Chibiusa of Sailor Moon, at her worst. More in the anime, but the manga version wasn't above everything.
  • In Saint Beast, Maya is the youngest and most immature character on the show. He tends to throw tantrums when things don't go his way, and is often a Distressed Dude.
  • Komachi from Samurai 7; she does get along with most of the others, but dislikes Kyuzo. But then, no one gets along with him. It is notable that Komachi almost literally hangs off Kikuchiyo.
  • Sgt. Frog: Karara, Chiroro, Tororo, Taruru (to some extent) and Sumomo (in the manga).
    • Through flashbacks and Kululu's age manipulation beam gun, we learn that Fuyuki used to be the brattiest of them all.
  • Uesegi Hiou from Skip Beat! threatened Moko with his family and to ditch an appearance and blame Moko. Then he acknowledges his feelings and starts to behave.
  • Miu from Strawberry Marshmallow. Rare is the episode where she doesn't earn Nobue's wrath, usually in the form of being knocked face-first into the floor.
  • Uriah from the second season of Superbook was this way to Chris at first.
  • In the first OVA series, Sasami of Tenchi Muyo! was this, her first appearance being spent playing a prank on Tenchi and insulting Ryoko. This held over into the first Pretty Sammy OVA, but once the second Tenchi Muyo! OVA series came out, she came out of this and became the more mature of the girls. The whole Tsunami thing probably helped with that.
  • Taruto of Tokyo Mew Mew. He ends up in a Dating Catwoman relationship with the Token Mini-Moe.
  • In Umi Monogatari, Urin is childish and petulant at times, moreso to people on land than her mermaid sister Marin.
  • Ten from Urusei Yatsura. One translation of his full name, Jariten, literally means "Bratty Ten". His insistence on "Ten" is for much the same reason Sakuramboo usually calls himself "Cherry"note . Ten is an annoying little Jerkass who is quick to insult, tease and torment others, especially if he feels he is being ignored... at least, if they're male; being a KidAnova, he is almost always playing up his cuteness and innocence when interacting with girls. Unlike Shutaro Mendo, however, he is perfectly willing to attack women if he gets angry enough. What makes him more dangerous than the average Bratty Half-Pint is that he breathes fire, and is perfectly willing to exploit this ability on anyone who gets him mad. The only person who cn reign him in and make him behave is his mother, and that's one half fear of disappointing her, and one half utter terror of the punishment she may inflict if she discovers he abuses his firebreath, as people deliberately setting fires drives her mad with rage.
  • Johji of Yu-Gi-Oh! — he is bratty and, of Yugi's party, the only one whom he gets along with is Tea... because he is a perverted baby who lusts after women.
  • The Nishigori triplets from Yuri!!! on Ice, though most of their bratty behaviour is aimed at their mother Yuko. They use their parents' social media accounts without permission (like how they used Yuko's account to upload the viral video of Yuri reenacting Victor Nikiforov's program, which she scolds them for afterwards), and they often stay up past their bedtime to watch figure skating competitions and post on social media, much to Yuko's frustration.

    Comic Books 
  • Damian Wayne from Batman, son of Bruce and Talia ah-Ghul, starts out this way. Slowly, beginning in Batman and Robin, when he becomes Robin and sidekick to Dick Grayson as Batman, he begins to mature.
  • In Lucky Luke, Billy the Kid is portrayed this way, including an obsession with red candies.
  • The title character of Patty-Cake is a little blonde girl who is very mischievous and frequently gets in trouble with her parents.
  • The Modern Age Superboy (Kon-El) often played this role early on.
  • Suske en Wiske: Wiske can be very assertive, aggressive, hysterical and stubborn when something is not going her way.

    Comic Strips 
  • Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes. He's an Attention Whore, and his massive ego is often the cause of many of his problems (when he doesn't cause mayhem for the sake of causing mayhem, anyway).
  • Barry from Curtis could be the Trope Codifier. When he's bored, he provokes Curtis, then runs sobbing to his mother that mean ol' Curtis is trying to hit him for no good reason at all. Then, for his sins, he is given ice cream and the opportunity to gloat over all the extra chores Curtis gets. This happens with such frequency that when Curtis assesses that the family could, in fact, be qualified as "poor", one wonders if the source of their economic troubles isn't all this damn ice cream Diane's buying for Barry.

    Eastern European Animation 
  • Masha from Masha and the Bear can be annoying at times and likes to talk a lot and easily becomes hyperactive.

    Fan Works 
  • Doing It Right This Time: Sakura Suzuhara is tiny, cranky, demanding, and constantly follows her big brother around. The "Don't like being called 'a kid'" came when Asuka did do right that.
  • Solakku the Turtle, a minor character in Don't Keep Your Distance. While she has a good heart, her behavior with new people is less than tactful (notably, demanding they stay still while she draws them, as she craves more practice as an artist) and her behavior even with her parents is more talking back than anything else (although they seem perfectly okay with it).
  • Princess Miyaki from Kyoshi Rising constantly demands that people obey her commands as Princess of the Fire Nation (most of which are for one character or another to teach her Firebending). Kyoshi takes it upon herself to teach Miyaki patience, and Miyaki is able to mellow out considerably.
  • In The Lion King Adventures, Tara is this.
  • In A Load of Bulk, six-year-old Lana Loud from The Loud House drinks a strength potion which has the side effect of making her mean and she yells at and bullies her siblings.
  • In When the Brush hits the Canvas, Gulley is all too eager to throw Link to the wolves (a.k.a. his pissed-off father) and enjoy the show. He's even disappointed when the yelling stops.
    "For an adorable, seven-year-old, fully cheeked, short boy with blond hair, cute freckles, and wide sparkly blue eyes, Gulley could surely be a jerk."

  • In Alligator, the cop protagonist has to deal with a pretty mouthy kid who is a witness to one of the eponymous creature's attacks.
  • In Are You Being Served?, an annoying child prods Captain Peacock with a balloon in the store.
  • The Book of Life:
    • Implied with the Detention Kids, given how they all were given detention. Goth-kid exemplifies this the most.
    • Joaquin shows shades of this as a child. He denies an old man, Xibalba in disguise, bread and eats said bread in front of him. It's only when Xibalba offers him the Medal of Everlasting Life does a young Joaquin give it up.
  • In Doctor in Trouble, a boy finds Dr. Burke hiding in a lifeboat and immediately tries to get him in trouble with Captain Spratt for being a stowaway.
  • Ash in Fantastic Mr. Fox is actually older than his unbearably perfect cousin Kristofferson but he otherwise fits the character trope with his resentful ill temper. However, he dramatically matures in the story and becomes a nice kit at the end.
  • The protagonist's son, Bobby in Final Score (1986), who demands his ex-military dad to call him "sir" and when his father had to leave for a meeting in Jakarta, orders the dad to get him a new toy gun because "it's his birthday and he's a man NOW". Given how the hero's entire family gets killed within the film's first ten minutes to set up his Roaring Rampage of Revenge, it's likely the filmmakers wants to portray the child to be as unlikable as possible so nobody will feel too sad about his inevitable demise.
  • W. C. Fields films often involved Fields as a Child Hater, a Henpecked Husband, or both, and thus often used this trope. In It's a Gift bratty son Norman leaves roller skates on the floor for Harold (Fields) to trip on and irritates Harold on a family road trip by continually blowing a whistle in the back seat. In The Bank Dick his bratty daughter Elsie whacks him over the head with a director's bullhorn when Egbert (Fields), working as a director, won't put Elsie in the movie.
  • Connie's spoiled nephew Raymond in George Washington Slept Here.
  • Dani in Hocus Pocus — an extreme version, who offers up various comments about her Big Brother's non-existent sex life. (She's only eight.)
  • Little Arthur from Holiday on the Buses is quickly growing up to be a terror, getting on Stan and Arthur's nerves with his toy pistols and using a donkey to drag away Blakey's deckchair.
  • The Hug stars Aiden, a bratty, short-tempered birthday boy who cheats at skee ball and demands a show from Pandory despite him being on his "dinner break".
  • In It's Love I'm After, Gracie has a habit of peeping through keyholes and telling everyone whatever she overhears.
  • Mowgli as portrayed in The Jungle Book (1967) qualifies, despite being the main character, bratty and insisting that he possesses the necessary jungle skills when he clearly does not. Of course, he does Take A Level In Badass eventually.
  • The Young Man with a Cornflower in Loving Vincent repeatedly teases Armand. Even his father concedes he's an annoyance.
  • Alexander in Murder, She Said.
  • No Kidding:
    • The Treadgolds are rude, stuck-up, and won't stop complaining about how Chartham Place doesn't meet up to their expectations.
    • Vanilla constantly lies about her home life for attention.
    • The rest of the children at Chartham Place seem alright, but once they're all given freedom to do what they like turn into terrors, chopping down trees, playing nasty pranks, and stealing the Robinsons' car:
      Catherine: David, they're... they're alright.
      David: No, they're not, they're all wrong. Wrong as is possible for children to be, dear. Selfish, spoiled, thoughtless, uncontrolled, wrong!
  • The Prophet: Almitra's mischief and constantly stealing doesn't delight her to the Baker or the other townsfolk.
  • In Ship of Monsters, Lauriano has an annoying little brother named Chuy, who is always sticking his nose in his business and getting in trouble.
  • A Slight Case of Murder: When Marco visits the orphanage where he grew up, he volunteers to spend a month fostering the brattiest kid at the orphanage to try and "mold" him into a productive member of society. The kid is fairly surly and annoying throughout the film.
  • In The Ten Commandments (1956), it is Rameses II's first-born son Prince Amun who clearly is not only rude and spoiled, he has the nerve to kick Moses' staff that he used to demonstrate God's power by turning into a cobra, thereby insulting both Moses and God. This is clearly so we don't mind too much what happens later to the princely brat when the Death Angel comes calling.

  • There's a children's picture book called 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Any More, which is sort of like an illustrated version of Skippy's List or Things Mr. Welch Is No Longer Allowed to Do in an RPG starring an adorable little girl.
  • Pinocchio, in The Adventures of Pinocchio. He caused much trouble to his dad and was mischievous and bratty. He got better through character development.
  • Angela Nicely:
    • Downplayed for Angela, who sometimes whines or fumes, but not any morseo than a typical six-year-old.
    • Played straight for Tiffany, who always pouts and complains whenever she doesn’t get her way, and who is obsessed with attention.
  • Karen from The Baby-Sitters Club. Dear god, Karen. Jenny Prezzioso is seen as such by the sitters.
  • Sybil Russell in the Chalet School series, partly due to her resentment at having to compete for her mum Madge's attention with several older cousins. One nasty incident involving a kettle and her little sister Josette, later, however, she gets over it.
  • Todd Lyons from The Clique.
  • Scabmona from Robin Jarvis' Deptford Mouselets book Fleabee's Fortune. She revels in being as vile and unpleasant as possible. As they are rats, her parents are actually proud of her rude behaviour, while they are ashamed of her polite older sister Fleabee.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Exaggerated with Manny. He throws tantrums over things such as having mustard applied on his hot dog "wrongly" (he wants it vertically down the middle, not horizontally across) and not having his sandwich cut into slices.
  • Lila Little Hawk from Gives Light.
  • Tara Webster from the Goosebumps story The Cuckoo Clock of Doom'' seems to live solely to make her older brother Michael's life a living hell. Going by some of her actions she might well be The Sociopath, and her being Ret-Gone seems to be a net positive for everyone.
  • Robert A. Heinlein is fond of this trope, especially in his juvenile novels.
  • Major plot point in the Mercedes Lackey's Arrows of the Queen with Princess Elspeth, who was being raised to be this by her nurse. She gets better.
  • Jaine Austen Mysteries: In Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge, Jaine's father has to deal with a little kid causing trouble for him on the cruise. The kid ends up banned for life from the cruise line for the crap he pulls on it. Unfortunately, Jaine's dad does as well.
  • The eponymous Junie B. Jones.
  • Gavroche of Les Misérables (the book) is an inversion of this trope — he's the one who rescues Bratty Half Pints, and is one of the most likable and mature characters. In the musical version, he's a straight example of the trope except that he doesn't get rescued.
  • Monster of the Year: Lulu Toomaloo, whom Michael and Kevver view as "the most spoiled kid we had ever seen" after their first day.
  • Constance from The Mysterious Benedict Society is constantly annoying her older friends with her complaining and her grumpy attitude. After the reveal that she is only just turning three years old her immaturity makes more sense.
  • Peek A Boo Poo:
    • Downplayed for Alfie in the first book. He does poo everywhere, but he's also described as a happy, giggly boy, and when his mother tells him off, he uses his potty without a struggle.
    • Played straight for Heidi in the second book — right off the cuff, she's described as a "terror", and she's extremely messy and splashes at bath time. Also, while Alfie initially refrained from using the potty due to fear (only to get carried away and keep doing it as a game once he was no longer scared), Heidi has no such excuse and seemingly did it just for the giggles, and unlike Alfie, she keeps doing it even when told not to.
  • Ramona Quimby
    • Willa Jean. She ages from book to book, but Ramona still can't stand her. Willa is such a spoiled brat who doesn't get in trouble for anything she does because, don'tcha know, she's just sooo cute (though she does try patience on some occasions), that you just gotta hate her.
    • Ramona herself was like this when she was younger. A running gag was that when her older sister Beatrice and her friend Henry would play checkers and ignore Ramona, she'd forcibly break up the game by ramming the table with her tricycle. Ramona was actually mortified when she was told she'd been as bad as Willa Jean once.
  • The title character of The Ransom Of Red Chief, so much so that his kidnappers are willing to pay his father $250 just to take him off their hands.
  • Roys Bedoys: Roys and Loys can sometimes be rude in their dialogue, calling names and making rude jokes.
  • Penelope from The Serpent's Egg trilogy does this, except everyone believes her insane stories. Except, of course, the true one about that magical elf land she goes to with a Druid. She also happens to have a toy poodle which she always paints a new color each book... And yes, she does eventually wise up.
  • From the moment she poked her little fire-breathing snout of the eggshell, it was obvious that Iskierka from Temeraire was going to turn out like this.
  • Pretty much any kid who appears in a P. G. Wodehouse story or novel.
  • In The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, the main character acts like one in the beginning, despite being 14 years old.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Mitch's son Hobie on Baywatch. A regular 'victim of the week', constantly almost drowning despite being the son of a lifeguard.
  • The Brittas Empire: Carole's young son Ben falls into this beginning in Series 5, calling his mother a "poo-head" for not getting him an air rifle and biting other children with such regularity that he's become The Dreaded amongst them. It culminates in "Snap Happy" when Carole convinces a pirate entertainer to let him become a party guest, where he promptly has a never-ending screaming fit before holding several girls hostage so that he can have all of the party bags.
  • Buffyverse:
    • Dawn, Buffy's sister in Buffy. She gets in trouble so frequently that it gets a Lampshade Hanging, and gets all huffy whenever someone calls her a kid. Or, at points in the sixth season, for saying practically anything at all. It gets to the point where Dark Willow threatens to kill her just to put an end to her constant whining. She's grown out of it by Season 7.
    • Connor from Angel. He's like Dawn only even more Wangsty and with superpowers, allowing him to interact with the plot all the more.
  • Baby Sinclair from Dinosaurs, who is the youngest of the three Sinclair children and is often quite a troublesome pest to the rest of the family.
  • Drake & Josh has Megan, who is a young evil genius that frequently gets the boys in trouble.
  • Emergency!: In the episode "Details," Squad 51 is called to a house where a boy (later to be revealed as being named Jackie) was bit by a dog. The bite victim is very bratty here, first retorting to Roy when Roy asks him his name (saying "Firemen stink!"), then next refusing to unfold his arms (unless he sees his mother) so Johnny can treat the bite (which turns out to be a flesh wound). Roy asks whose dog it was that bit the boy, only to be told by a woman at the scene that no one knows whose it is. Roy then says that the dog has to be found, or the boy will have to have rabies shots. Another boy at the scene says he knows, and indicates as such; the dog turns out to be under the porch of the house. The dog is located, and Roy asks what the dog's name is, assuming it's a male; the boy retorts, "Tammy— it's a her, dummy!" They get Tammy out from under the porch of the house, and bring her over to the boy. Roy asks if Tammy was the culprit, and the boy says she was, but wishes a lion would eat her; Johnny says "You're a real prince, kid." Johnny then finds a bite on the dog, and Roy asks the boy if he bit the dog; the woman on the scene says the boy did bite the dog. Johnny asks the boy if he bit the dog, and the other boy says that the victim did bite the dog. Roy then has to correct the boy, saying that biting a dog invites a bite in retaliation; the boy blows a raspberry at him and rudely dismisses him. Johnny uses harsher methods to try to get the point across (apparently a Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique). The boy's mother arrives, and reveals that she is Valerie, the woman that Johnny was thinking about marrying; Johnny did not know that Valerie was the boy's mother. Roy then confirms what happened earlier to Valerie, and says that both the dog and the boy will be okay, and recommends a tetanus shot for the boy. Valerie then reveals to Johnny that she has two other kids besides Jackie; one is a daughter named Sharon (apparently a younger sister of Jackie), and the other is a toddler who looks like a boy. Jackie then puts the icing on the cake by biting Johnny on the leg; Johnny and Roy beat a hasty retreat.
  • Full House:
    • Due to Danny's tendency to assume she could do no wrong, Michelle acts this way for much of the series' run until Danny is forced to confront the truth that he has let her get away with too much and starts disciplining her.
    • Nicky and Alex, who are introduced midway in the series as Jesse and Rebecca's offspring, are also troublemakers in their own right, and one episode has them acting up while the family is dining out in a restaurant, requiring Jesse to step up and put his foot down.
    • Among Michelle's classmates, Aaron is a Mouthy Kid with a bad attitude, something many a Tanner adult all too quickly finds out upon meeting him, a case in point taking place while Joey coaches Michelle and her classmates in a soccer session:
      Joey: Any questions?
      [Aaron raises his hand]
      Joey: Anyone?
      Aaron: Hey, I got one.
      Joey: *reluctantly* Yes, Aaron?
      Aaron: Are you going to treat us for pizza after the game, or are you just too cheap?
      Jesse: Can we trade him [Aaron] over to another team for some other kid with a big mouth?
  • Gabe, from Good Luck Charlie.
  • Damon, from Heroes. He toes the line when after Micah tells him that, even though his vintage comics from his late father are worth a lot of money, he still wouldn't sell them. Damon steals them from Micah and not only sells them himself but also sells the medal of valor that was awarded to Micah's dad for saving a little girl from a fire and is the only memento Micah has of his father. When Micah confronts him about this, Damon tells him, "I'll buy you a new one."
  • Maddigan's Quest has Lilith, who verges on being the show's Damsel Scrappy. Her attention whoring almost gets Eden killed in Witchfinder, whilst in other episodes, she does little more than get herself into trouble and whine at the people causing it until she's rescued, and despite the fact that the show's timeline undergoes two major changes in-series, she doesn't change at all.
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: Young Leia Organa who has inherited the Skywalker snark from her father and the Amidala stubbornness from her mother.
  • Our Miss Brooks: The bank president's son in "Magic Christmas Tree".
  • Parker's little sister Shelly in Parker Lewis Can't Lose.
  • Max from Power Rangers Wild Force who is in love best friends with Danny and thus hangs off him most of the time. While he doesn't suffer from needing rescues very often (he is a Power Ranger), it doesn't help that one of the two girls on the team is ex-Air Force and second-in-command, while the other is a responsible college student that was trained from childhood in martial arts by her sensei father, and thus both are far more capable in battle than he'll ever be.
  • Scoundrels (2010): Hope is a young and smart Little Miss Snarker with a huge ego, which often annoys her older siblings.
  • Whenever a kid appears on Seinfeld, expect them to act all bratty:
    • In "The Parking Garage," George defends a little boy who is being mistreated by his mother, and the boy thanks him by saying that he's ugly.
    • Joey, George's "little brother" from the two-parter "The Raincoats" may act all nice in front of the Big Brother rep. But when he's not around, he is quite the brat. He calls George "Four eyes," sticks his gum to the wall of the airport, and throws food in George's face.
    • Then there's Jimmy, the boy Elaine babysits in "The Blood." Throughout the entire episode, he is a brat to Elaine and everyone he meets as he kicks people in the shins and pours orange juice in Elaine's purse.
  • Nog in the earlier seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. This is partly excused by the characters as a part of his Ferengi nature — except that Rom and Quark seem to get annoyed with him as much as anyone.
  • The Twilight Zone (1959) gives us Anthony Fremont from the episode "It's a Good Life". His Reality Warper powers have allowed him to avoid being disciplined for doing wrong, which leads to him doing whatever he wants without regard for others.
  • Jake Harper on Two and a Half Men was originally this before becoming a Dumbass Teenage Son and outright Jerkass in the later seasons.
  • Kenard from The Wire. What separates him from others is that he is really psychotic, putting lighter fluid on a cat in one scene and committing a murder in the same episode.
  • Young Sheldon:
    • Missy. She openly insults and messes with her two brothers and is even rude to her own mother. She is aware of her own bad attitude, such as when Mary angrily asks her why she is such a brat and she claims she is "crying for attention". She in general just seems to enjoy her dysfunctional family because they amuse her but only as long as she gets her way with everything. Though Missy is often neglected in favour of Sheldon, so her attitude is excusable.
    • Sheldon is a young child and he certainly has his moments of ticking people off through his failure to properly decode social and emotional situations, but in general he is thoughtful and obedient and pretty conscientious about following the rules as he understands them. But he is frequently rude to his teachers, often puts down the rest of his family for not being as smart as he is, and can be just as bad as Missy and Georgie when it comes to tormenting his siblings. However some of his behaviour can be chalked up to him simply not understanding that there are certain situations where it's impolite to state the truth, such as when he comments loudly on his female teacher's moustache. Sheldon can be a sweet child when it comes to Mary and Connie, and occasionally George.

  • In the song "Nuttin' for Christmas," the singer's character is a bratty half-pint singing about delighting in his wicked deeds. Stan Freberg's cover of the song even ends with him gleefully letting a burglar into his family's house on Christmas evening for a cut of the fence.

  • Elicia from Dawn of a New Age: Oldport Blues is a headstrong and prideful young girl who doesn't hesitate to let her opinion be known. Her aggravating attitude is due to being tumultuously raised in poverty.

    Video Games 
  • Angelia Avalonne is this in Arcana Heart with most of her screentime involving acting superior to the other characters or bullying Fiona.
  • Melodia from Bahamut Lagoon is another female one... Squaresoft loves this trope.
  • Boktai 3: Sabata's Counterattack introduces Trinity, a bossy and obnoxious little twerp who clings to Django like headlice and seemingly only exists to annoy the crap out of you, actively hinder your progress, halt the game for his antics, or drop exposition that anyone with even half a brain cell has already figured out. Glad you came back from the future to tell us the world will be destroyed if The Immortals win; we never would have guessed. Even his one genuinely useful act, freeing Django from the dungeon he was sealed in at the beginning of the game, was done unintentionally and accidentally.
  • Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.
    • Soren. Normally, his mouthiness is restricted to disapproving arguments. However, there is one notable scene where he nearly gets himself killed by hurling derogatory terms at a man who can turn into a frickin' tiger. This is subverted later after learning of his past and his hatred of laguz.
    • Empress Sanaki is shown to be a bratty half pint who uses her power to make cruel jokes. However, she also helps the heroes quite a bit.
  • This, combined with Breaking the Fourth Wall pretty well sum up Shoutaro from Flower, Sun and Rain. His Dad is an adult versionit's as annoying as it sounds.
  • Makina in The Fruit of Grisaia is a weird, immature girl who tends to copy the people around her and mock Michiru as much as possible. There's more to her than that, but unfortunately by The Eden of Grisaia flanderization has left her with little else.
  • Roan in Grandia II is a subversion. He's introduced as being a whiny brat who demands that the party go get his mommy's pendant, but when he decides to go do it himself and you run after him to rescue him, it turns out he doesn't need rescuing, though could still use more capable fighters' assistance. After he joins the party he's shown to actually be shockingly mature and Wise Beyond His Years. And to top it off, he turns out to be a prince, and subsequently a good king. And even the pendant was of vital importance.
  • Nougat is the youngest character in I Was a Teenage Exocolonist who you can add on your friend list, being only three years old at the earliest possible meeting, and she's quite a handful when babysitting or tutoring her. She isn't attentive in learning activities and would rather make a mess in the creche or study room, and it's up to you to discipline her and guide her in her lessons.
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails:
    • Trails in the Sky: Luke sets off Estelle and Joshua's first real job after he convinced Pat to run off with him to Esmelas Tower which is full of monsters.
    • Trails from Zero: Barely being a teenager has not stopped Jona from having a big ego and making several sharp-tongued comments towards the SSS.
  • Nash from Lunar: The Silver Star falls into this despite being one of the older members of a party made up of young teens...
  • Ram and Rom are this to their older sister Blanc in the Neptunia series, constantly causing her trouble. Ram is worse compared to her twin though, because she antagonizes Blanc and Nepgear, even after joining the latter's team.
  • Paper Mario 64: Jr. Troopa is very annoying. He initially seems like a temporary roadblock in the first part of the game, but he quickly proves himself to be more of a nuisance than a threat. He reappears multiple times throughout the game to try getting his revenge against Mario. Still, even if you find this guy to be a pain, he does give you a great amount of experience.
  • Cody Hackins in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is a snotty 7-year-old fanboy who disrespects Phoenix, Edgeworth, Wendy Oldbag, and even the Judge, simply because they're "dumb adults" (Cody calls Phoenix this several times when Phoenix doesn't know the difference between the rarity of the Steel Samurai trading cards). However, if Mia talks to Cody, he'll suddenly become nice and do what she says. It probably has something to do with her obvious physical features.
  • Date Masamune's characterization in Samurai Warriors (when he isn't being a Smug Snake), especially in the first game, where even his character model is hilariously tiny compared to everyone else's, including Genki Girl Oichi.
  • Laura from Silent Hill 2 is an infamous example, but it's not particularly unjustified after you find out about James' treatment of Mary.
  • Lymle in Star Ocean: The Last Hope. The voice actress might be the real culprit on this one, not the script/characterization ... it's hard to tell. She talks slow because she's catatonic, but is otherwise played up as a Tsundere, so it's more the latter.
  • Mission Vao in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Subverted when Zaalbar, her Wookiee companion, is the one who ends up getting kidnapped and in need of rescuing.
  • Suikoden:
    • Luc in the first two games is this. He makes it clear he has no interest in participating in your righteous war, is only voluntarily helpful when he has a personal vendetta and otherwise spends most of his time baiting the rest of your party. He also happens to be the strongest magician you recruit. Even as he gets older through the games, thanks to his immaturity and immortality remains in this trope.
    • Ted in Suikoden IV is also this. Notable in that he shares the same Star of Destiny slot as Luc.
  • Tales Series:
  • Genis in Tales of Symphonia was bratty at times, but was actually smarter than the main character...and pretty much every character in the game for that matter. And he knew it. Of course, this didn't stop Raine from slapping Genis upside the head whenever he got too carried away.
  • Rubia Natwick in Tales of the Tempest, pre-character development, combines this and Tsundere.
  • Anise Tatalin in Tales of the Abyss, along with being a Gold Digger engaging in Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour by trying to marry anyone with any money or influence.
  • Karol in Tales of Vesperia may come across this way to some pre-character development, due to having a Small Name, Big Ego and being a Cowardly Lion who'll often desert your party just as a battle begins.
  • Elle Mel Marta from Tales of Xillia 2. She doesn't like being treated like a kid and pretends to be more mature, when she isn't, including pretending that she isn't scared of lightning or thunder. While the party in general is nice to her and pity her for her current situation, she always acts like a brat with majority of them. The only ones she is really nice around are Ludger, Alternate Milla and slowly begins to warm up to Gaius after Alternate Milla sacrifices herself.
  • The Scout from Team Fortress 2 is the youngest out of the 9 mercenaries — he seems to be a teenager, but is actually about 23-years-old according to the Track Terrorizer's description. He has a big mouth and an ego to match.
  • From Um Jammer Lammy, as well as its soundtrack album Make It Sweet!, we have the baby bunny in "BABY BABY!!", who is shrill and demanding and keeps saying "gimme" this and "gimme" that, everything from normal things a baby would want, like food or a potty, to a "car, one that goes vroom!"

    Web Comics 
  • Poor Gabby from Charby the Vampirate has her throat torn out by the titular character for her fearless, whiny, and loud complaints about his behavior, which at the time consisted of drinking blood from a dog, and his wearing "lipstick" (actually blood). To his horror, she returns as a nigh immortal vampire with a severe case of sire attachment and no more maturity than she had in life.
  • Muted: Rowena LeRoux definitely counts. She was introduced at the end of Episode 10 wearing Camille's locket. When Camille tries to claim the locket back from her in the next episode, she refuses to hand it over, claiming that the locket was "a gift from the swamp" and makes excuses for why it belongs to her, even after the former tries to call attention to the engraved initials and the photo inside the locket (which would have proved ownership had Rowena opened it). When Camille eventually decides to just take the locket, Rowena smacks her in the face and uses the distraction to run back to the LeRoux orchard. She then gloats about how the barrier around said orchard can only be crossed by either the LeRoux themselves, or outsiders with explicit permission, and proudly proclaims that Camille is neither (or so she thinks), even Blowing a Raspberry just before she's completely past the barrier. She only returns the locket after Camille has a Heroic BSoD after the latter snaps at the former and demands to return the locket, only to be reminded of Athalie's abuse. However, when Camille mentions to Rowena how every plant in her care dies, Rowena uses her Green Thumb powers to trap Camille in a vine cage, calling her a "murderer". Luckily, another LeRoux, Jazmin, discovered Camille and freed her shortly after.
  • Off-White has a Bratty Half-Pint wolf pup that gives Jera a permanent scar and dies with everyone he has known and loved.
  • In Rascals, while slightly obscure, Reiko's innocent child when Issy enters her demon mind as seen on this page.
  • Sleepless Domain:
    • Forte Drums "thinks she can get away with anything just cause she's cute" and her classmate Swing Blitz shows similar mischievousness.
    • Sally, especially when compared to Sylvia, can come off as this in some of her moments, especially during the fight when she says Tessa looks down upon them.
  • Stand Still, Stay Silent: Håkan, Sune and Anna Västerström have an on-panel record of patting the guest who Hates Being Touched even after being told not to, calling another guest fat, taking advantage of a mage being in trance to cut his hair and dressing the family cat. As for their off-panel record, it's perfectly summed up by their babysitter quitting and calling them "those changelings" right after their introduction.
  • White Dark Life: Damien and Priscilla are noted to be total pains in the neck at times, with Damien eating any food he can get his hands on and Priscilla always bringing the attention to herself. they are also demons.

    Web Videos 
  • A video by Brian Holtzman under his Omeletto persona shows him calling out a little girl who loudly complains in a restaurant over wanting candy. The video can be found here. She continues to cry and he continues to shut her up.
  • Rats SMP: Izan Icraga, the son of the family residing in the Mansion, takes delight in causing mayhem and angering the household staff, throws green beans across the room at meals, and is an annoying force of nature to the rats as well in his relentless pursuits. The Butler suspects this is the reason he was left behind for the family holiday at the start of the series.

    Western Animation 
  • Stanley, Yummy Mummy's son from 6teen, is a whiny little jerk who's constantly bothering people for fun.
  • Cubbi Gummi from Adventures of the Gummi Bears is a mild example. To Sunni most of the time.
  • Arthur
    • D.W. is a classic example of this trope, being whiny and self-centered most of the time.
    • Her classmates, Timmy and Tommy Tibble, make her look like an angel in comparison.
  • The titular character of Angry Kid certainly qualifies.
  • Daffy and Taz from Baby Looney Tunes.
  • Ben 10: Ben fits this bill. If only there wasn't this damn Aesop Amnesia! His cousin Gwen was like this before Alien Force, where she got a lot less irritating.
  • Bluey:
    • Bluey and Bingo's young cousin, Muffin, acts like this from time to time. For example, in the episode "Charades," while playing the titular game, Muffin throws a tantrum and refuses to play by the rules unless she gets to be a ballerina.
    • It's taken to the extreme in the episode "Faceytalk," where Muffin and Socks have a video chat with Bluey and Bingo, but Muffin refuses to let Socks have a turn with the drawing function on their tablet, even when Stripe tells her to get off. Then, after Stripe puts her in time out, Muffin steals her dad's phone, causing Stripe, and pretty soon Trixie, to chase her all around the house until Muffin accidentally drops the phone into the pool and is put in another time out.
  • The Boondocks episode "Guess Hoe's Coming to Dinner" starts off with Robert at the grocery store and he sees an extremely bratty kid named Herbert breaking everything and yelling that he wants "candy marshmallows," while his poor mother is in tears, saying that she doesn't know how to get him to stop. Robert then suggests that she tries "beatin' his ass," and hands the mother his belt and shows her how to use it like a whip, which causes her to lunge at Herbert and whip him senseless.
  • Gorgonzola from Chowder. Gorgonzola has a Freudian Excuse. Namely, he's stuck learning a job he hates (carrying a candle on his head and not allowing it to go out), while his peers all seem happy with the paths their lives have set before them. Not really a surprise, then, that he's so intent on making their lives as hard as possible. He's not so much 'bratty' as he is just a jerkass.
  • Classic Disney Shorts: Figaro; the orphan mice; Huey, Dewey, and Louie; Goofy Jr. from "Fathers Are People" (41-year-early prototype of Max Goof), and Junior from "Bellboy Donald" (prototype of PJ) are ill-mannered children.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door contained two examples; Numbuh Two's little brother, Tommy, and Numbuh Three's little sister, Mushi, but it's not until the episode "Operation: C.L.U.E." that Mushi totally becomes a full-on emphasis of being an unpleasant brat when she was revealed as the culprit who stabbed Numbuh Three's rainbow monkey in the back.
    • Pretty much the entire KND ensemble is this to some degree, especially in early episodes, where the team were more a defiant bunch of rebels to adults than outright heroic.
  • José from Cybersix, one of the major villains.
  • Amberley from The Dreamstone is a light example. By default she is a Cheerful Child and rather well adjusted, she often becomes rather rambunctious and temperamental in the face of enemies however, something that sometimes gets her into trouble.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy:
    • Sarah, whose catchphrase is "I'm telling Mom!" regardless of the deed. Deconstructed in that she's not merely bratty, but downright cruel and at times, even violent.
    • Eddy also counts too, with him being one of the shortest guys in the show and how he can be a Spoiled Brat.
    • Despite being a Nice Guy, Jimmy can veer into this at times, particularly when he teams up with Sarah to antagonize the Eds.
  • Stewie Griffin from Family Guy exaggerates in the earlier seasons. However, this trope is very balanced for him in the later seasons.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Bloo. The problem with him is, that he's swinging around between this trope and the Jerkass trope. He's whiny, selfish, and complains when he doesn't get what he wants.
  • Pistol on Goof Troop is demanding and annoying, as well as seeming to enjoy getting her brother, PJ, in trouble with their parents, one of whom abuses him (though to her credit she usually will try to tell the one who doesn't). She badgers people so they give her stuff and let her play with them, and becomes very upset when she doesn't get her way, while she thinks the rules don't apply to her. It's to the point where PJ (who is frequently forced into intense servitude) considers playing with Pistol to be the worst chore of all.
  • Mandy from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, not unlike Gaz (see the picture above), combines this trope with Creepy Child and Disproportionate Retribution.
  • Baby Shelby from House of Mouse tries to get his watchers in trouble with his mom and has an Annoying Laugh to top it off.
  • Gaz Membrane from Invader Zim sadly becomes this trope in the comics and Enter the Florpus, abandoning her usual Creepy Child and exaggerating her Disproportionate Retribution character trope.
    • Moofy, don't even try saying 'no' to her cookies or even try rescuing her from getting stuck in Zim's lawn when getting attention from the media.
  • Kaeloo: Cramoisie. She is "under 6 years old" and a jerkass who spends all her time insulting other people or pushing around her sister, Violasse. Her horrible behavior is generally met with zero consequences, as Kaeloo forgives her due to her young age, Mr. Cat is also a terrible person so he outright encourages her, and Stumpy thinks she just has no filter.
  • Kim Possible. Cousin Shawn, later Artie Smarty.
  • In Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Po, Tigress, and Mantis have to escort a bratty little princess to a rendezvous. She acts very bratty along the way, and when they get robbed, she blames it all on the servants, Tigress, and Mantis. Po gets ticked off when she insults his friends and gives her a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, causing her to cry. He feels bad about it and talks with her calmly later on, and the princess subverts this trope.
  • In The Legend of Korra, Korra's Establishing Character Moment is when (at four-years-old) she demonstrates her ability to use three of the four elemental powers that she's not supposed to manifest until she's sixteen, busting through a wall in the process.
    Korra: I'm the Avatar! You gotta deal with it!
  • Brattus, the aptly-named younger cousin of Mr. Bogus.
  • Bentley from The Raccoons has shades of this. He's a child genius but it doesn't stop him from being a bit of a pest at times.
  • Enzo from ReBoot is one of the better depictions of this. Part of the reason is that while he frequently gets kidnapped and bites off more then he can chew, the awesomeness of The Hero Bob is seen through his eyes. And Character Development has him rising up to the occasion to be a hero himself when Bob is stranded in the web.
  • Randall from Recess. "Miss Finster! Miss Finster!"
  • Regular Show: Though a full-grown raccoon instead of an actual child, Rigby gets into this territory.
  • The aptly named Precocia Holiday from The Roman Holidays. Highly capable of being snarky when she wants to be.
  • Angelica from Rugrats is a three-year-old spoiled brat who will go to any lengths in order to get her way, or boss around the babies.
  • Scooby-Doo
    • Scrappy-Doo. Although he never actually gets captured, the gang always has to grab him away before he is. (Although one has to wonder why they bother.)
    • Flim-Flam from The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.
  • Lisa Rental from Sheep in the Big City is a bratty little girl who gets vicious when she doesn't get her way.
  • Imp from She-Ra: Princess of Power is another good example from Filmation. While his age is never established, Imp has all the earmarks of this characterization, right down to throwing childish tantrums when he doesn't get his way.
  • Eric Needles from Sidekick. He wines a lot after being abused by Professor Pamplemoose and acts as a jerk to the only people who were nice to him.
  • The Simpsons:
    • Bart. If you get his name as an anagram for "brat", he's quite the example.
    • Interestingly, during the Tracey Ullman shorts, Lisa was pretty much a female Bart. When The Simpsons became a series, the writers felt having two Bart-like kids was redundant, so they made Lisa the smarter, more mature one. In early seasons she's still a co-conspirator (for instance, egging Bart on in his prank calls to Moe) but she was Flanderised into more of a goody-two-shoes later on.
    • "Hurricane Neddy" revealed that Ned used to be a very severe version of this, as his beatnik parents refusing to discipline him in any way led to him violently lashing out at other kids.
  • South Park:
    • Most of the boys in earlier seasons, with Cartman being most obvious.
    • Then there is Ike, who runs away to Somalia because he was already bored with life. He's about 4 years old.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Sandy's young nieces from "Sandy's Nutty Nieces" complain a lot and physically harm SpongeBob multiple times.
  • The Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show episode "Uncle Mxyzptlk" had exposure to red kryptonite turn Superman into a little kid, who is nicknamed "Superbrat" by Firestorm because of his unruly antics, which include insulting Gleek by calling him a dopey monkey and wrecking the Hall of Justice's computer systems by mistaking them for playthings. Things get worse for the Super Friends when Mr. Mxyzptlk appears and exploits Superbrat's immaturity to create havoc by claiming to be his uncle and encouraging the de-aged Superman to cause destruction with his powers.
  • One episode of The Super Hero Squad Show saw the team have to deal with a bratty little girl who manages to get her hands on a fractal-empowered tiara. She ends up nearly ending the world in a literal Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum.
  • Tex Avery MGM Cartoons: In "One Ham's Family", after the Big Bad Wolf from The Three Little Pigs failed to catch the pig who lived in the brick house, he comes back one Christmas, disguised as Santa Claus, trying to get his revenge. Unfortunately for him, the pig's mischievous son proceeds to drive the Wolf crazy.
  • Teen Titans (2003): Gizmo, in addition to his technical skill, has a very big mouth. Insults are practically all that comes out of his mouth.
  • Various smaller engines of Thomas & Friends are usually cheeky and mischievous to the point where most of them learn a lesson not to run into this trope. Thomas, Percy, Bill, and Ben are common examples.
  • In Transformers: Animated, Bumblebee, while basically good at heart, is also snarky, mischievous (one time he ruined a stunt involving Prowl jumping over his vehicle mode friends in motorcycle form by jumping out and scaring him), brash, impulsive and does not like being called "short".
  • In the Van Beuren Studios cartoon "Day at the Park", Farmer Al Falfa deals with two pesky kids, and a local monkey living in the park, bitter at him over their last fight, uses the situation to call the police on Al.
  • Velma: Even before her mother disappeared, Velma was an absolute brat to everyone, drove her parents crazy, and was a possessive friend to Daphne. In fact, during Christmas, she whined about finding her gifts early and asked her mother to give her more, which is partially what led to Diya going missing.
  • The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The video "Visitors from Outer Space" features an alien child named Org who really likes to play pranks and annoy his parents.
  • The X's: Truman X, perhaps the most badass and least annoying example on this page. He's meant to be a combination of Bart Simpson and Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory, and frankly, that combination works wonders. But even he is nothing compared to the girl who bullies him in the episode "From Crusha with Love".


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When Emma tells her niece Louise that she's too little to have a genie, Louise says that she wishes that she was bigger. Adil obeys her wish and turns her into a literal giant.

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