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The juvenile serial dater. He hasn't even graduated from middle school yet, and he's already gone through as many girls as The Casanova — possibly more, school dating being what it is. The only thing that differentiates him from The Casanova is that — because of his age and his show's target demographics — it's highly unlikely that he and his dates are having sex. At least, it'll be a cold day in hell before the Media Watchdogs let anybody even think about it.

Compare Chick Magnet and Dirty Kid. His Distaff Counterpart is the Fille Fatale. If he's young enough, this may result in Toy Ships. Not a child-friendly version of a statistical analysis technique.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Garrod Ran from After War Gundam X. At age 15 he's got a Shrinking Violet and an Action Girl after him, and some would also include a Shorttank who appears later... He chooses the Shrinking Violet.
  • Mizuiro from Bleach is known to be able to get women much older than him fawning over him with pretty much the snap of a finger. How many guys can you name that while in their teen years, can go with their girlfriend, who is an older woman, and nine of her friends, to Hawaii for the entire Summer vacation? James Bond, eat your heart out. Although the story that shows his point of view right before the series itself starts has him waking up one of those women's room, so he may just be a regular, younger-than-normal Casanova.
  • Durarara!!'s Masaomi Kida, whose surname even begs for a punnerific joke involving this trope, hits on girls left, right, and center, though it's later revealed this behavior is almost entirely a front. His heart belongs to one girl and one girl alone.
  • A young Romano in Hetalia: Axis Powers is only willing to learn enough Spanish to demand kisses from Belgium and the Queen of Spain. Once Belgium takes him up on it, however, he finds himself at a total loss.
  • Shippo of Inuyasha has won the hearts of several young human girls. And according to the Inuyasha Profiles, he's only 7 and is therefore a child by both human and youkai standards.
  • Yuichi Aizawa of Kanon had a full-blown harem of girls at age ten.
  • Momochi from Level E. When it's revealed that the password to unlock the bracelets is the name of the girl they like, most of the kids say a name or just "nobody in particular." Momochi lists off the names of about twenty different girls, only to be told that his answer is invalid because he left some out. He lists off five more, and is told that there's still one left... Who turns out to be a girl he met in passing, and thus doesn't know her name. Then there's the time they helped out the twin-tailed mermaid. At the end of the episode, most of the kids offer their condolences. Momochi offers his phone number.
  • Kaito Kuroba aka Kaito Kid from Magic Kaito was seen practicing his skills to become a smooth Lady Killer he'll eventually be in this flashback; it backfired but taught him a lesson when flirting.
  • Negi of Negima! Magister Negi Magi does this without even trying, or, indeed, even being aware of it. To paraphrase Chisame, it might be best to kill him before he hits puberty and starts noticing the attention he gathers with his every mannerism. He doesn't toss any of the girls away, of course, since he doesn't even realize he's seduced them (and most realize he doesn't, and thus don't end up too heartbroken) — and at least one is more open to the "harem" scenario than she'd like to admit.
    • He actually has a Heroic BSoD every time someone pulls him aside and tells him he's accidentally seduced several (more) of his students (this has happened at least twice). The very next thing he does accidentally seduces the girl who had told him that.
    Chisame: Here he comes! His natural gigolo talk! (Again?!)
    Chamo: That's my aniki!
  • Pokémon: The Series:
    • As per Ash Ketchum's inability to age, he has been shown to have garnered a rather respectable number of young women's affections at the canon age of ten (which has been pushed for the past two decades). However, he's still dense as a rock. As of the most recent series, this canonical list includes Misty, Melody, Macey, Bianca/Latias, Anabel, Angie, and Serena.
    • Gary Oak. He has his own cheerleadering squad, and Dawn was a fangirl of his.
  • In Tenchi Muyo!, Tenchi has several adult women flirting with him, including two who seriously want his love (who is how serious about having him, though, is one of many things that changes from version to version.) One is even a distant relative of his (that's just how Juraians roll, as she explained.) He's seventeen. Of course, that's just going on the ages they look. A lot of the cast can measure their ages in three or four digits—which actually may explain it. What's 15 vs 18 mean to you when your kid sister is the Trope Namer for Really 700 Years Old? Tenchi Muyo! GXP is the same with its protagonist, Seina, who appears even younger than Tenchi.
  • Kyubi's human form in Yo-kai Watch is a handsome elementary aged boy who gives off this impression. He collects human heart energy however he can't win over Katie's heart.
  • Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher gives us Amadeus Cho, a third grader who tries this on the freaking Black Widow. Natasha, being Natasha, uses this to get him to help her, even attempting to coach him on how to get girls.
  • The English dub of Bakuten Shoot Beyblade implies Max is this, as other characters call him a playboy.
  • Gon from Hunter × Hunter might have been this back on Whale Island. One episode has him mention to Killua that he often used to go out on dates with female visitors to the island who "liked younger guys" and they would "show him things". While it's ambigious exactly what he means by this, it's clear he has plenty of dating experience.

    Comic Books 
  • Superboy: His list of girlfriends is long, especially when you consider that he's, at most, two years old.
  • DJ (Mark Sheppard) of the New X-Men, voted "class flirt" by his friends. Even as he lays dying after being blown up by the Purifiers he still takes the time to hit on the newly-arrived X-23 before succumbing to his wounds.
  • Shazam!: Freddy. Having his spine broken by Captain Nazi does put a cramp in his style, but it's only temporary. However, these tendencies aren't well-regarded by the squeaky-clean Marvel Family. In one crossover, he and the above-mentioned Superboy bond over being stuck with mentors who disapprove of their philandering.

    Comic Strips 
  • The title character in Big Nate intensely wants to be this. A lot of the strip follows him as he flirts with the prettiest girls at his school and gets shot down.
  • Buggy Crispino of One Big Happy; he frequently flirts with main character Ruthie and any female of any age who he comes across; he's even flirted with Ruthie's mother.

    Fan Works 

    Films — Animation 
  • Pictured above: Antonio from Despicable Me 2, who emulates his hypermasculine father, Eduardo/El Macho. Margo is not amused upon finding out he's a womanizer (neither is Gru, who punishes him with the Freeze Ray).
  • Nagi from Weathering With You is the most popular boy in his elementary school class and knows, it, flirting with multiple girls (protagonist Hodoka first sees him say goodbye to a girl on bus as she gets off, only for a different girl to get onto the bus at the same stop and greet him). Hodoka is so impressed he starts calling Nagi "sempai" when Nagi gives Hodoka advice on how to approach his sister Hina. At least some of the girls are aware he's stringing them along, but despite maintaining a rivalry with each other they seem relatively accepting of it, with two of them even cooperating to let Nagi escape the police to help save his sister.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In Don Juan DeMarco, the titular character claims to have discovered his vocation very early in life. He committed his first act of peeping-tomfoolery before he was old enough to walk.
  • Leroy's kid brother in The Last Dragon fancies himself as this, to a somewhat creepy extent. He doesn't look a day over twelve, but his dialogue when talking about Laura—Leroy's Love Interest and a grown woman—is highly suggestive and seems to imply that he expects her to sleep with him.
  • In the film Tadpole, Oscar is a Sartre-quoting genius that firmly believes in Not Growing Up Sucks as he's 15, but wants to be 40, has zero interest in girls his age for actually being his age, turns on and even sleeps with his step-mom's best friend and all the while crushes on his step-mom that seems wasted on his dad. He'd be an Insufferable Genius and The Scrappy had he not be so hilariously bad at trying to look mature like using dog hair as sideburns and trying to keep the secret of said sexual encounter from coming out said step-mom's friend's loose lips though he does get better and re-connect with the previously mentioned girl his age after she starts reading Sartre, too.
  • The young boy in Malčna fantasizes that he is this to the character played by Monica Bellucci. This is more evident in the uncut European version than the severely edited US version.
  • In Exploits Of A Young Don Juan, an R-rated 1980s French Italian film starring Serena Grandi, is about a kid-anova who sleeps his way through his household, including various maids. And yes, this being a European film, they do go there.
  • Prince Jacques of The Princess Diaries flirts with Mia while they're dancing, claiming that if this were his party, they'd be kissing by now and at one point asks to blow in her ear. For her part, Mia seems unimpressed and when he later appears on a list of potential husbands, she immediately rejects him as too young. That fact that he supposedly wears aftershave to make himself seem older could suggest he merely aspires to Kid-anova status, rather than actually being one.
  • You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah: Andy Goldfarb is popular with nearly all the girls in his middle school, and dates at least three of them: Lydia, Stacy, and Kym.

  • Rant: Buster Casey. Racked up a list of most of the females in his school before he left home. Notice the use of the word "females", not just the female students.
  • Otto in Someone Else's War is very kind and polite, but always the first to appreciate a girl's beauty, quite vocally at that. (He's twelve.)
  • In The Gerosha Chronicles, older Donte is generally ignored by women—except for his clingy girlfriend Candi. Donte, from the time he meets Candi, seems to have eyes only for her. But when Donte was much younger and long before he met Candi, such as in the timeline of the story Of Emeralds and Sapphires, young Donte seemed to have an Unwanted Harem. Nearly every girl in the neighborhood had a crush on him, though girls were invisible to him at the time. He was far too busy avenging Hector and trying to be a Morality Chain for the Sapphire King.
  • Sunny's brother Chukwu in Akata Witch, to the point that Sunny wrote an essay about it. He struck out hard with Sunny's friend Chichi, though.
  • Swedish writers Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson usually have protagonists, who like to see themselves as "girl charmers" and think about girls all the time. Sune is seven years old in the first book about him and never grows older than eleven within his series. Bert is eleven years old in the first book about him and never grows older than sixteen within his series.
  • Do a bit of math, and you'll see Oberyn Martell from A Song of Ice and Fire was 12-years-old when he fathered his first daughter, Obara. (He's 42 by the time she's almost 30.) He was also found in bed with the paramour of one of his brother's men at 16.
    • Tywin Lannister's uncle Jason Lannister was this when he was younger. He had a daughter with a serving girl when he was 13, then shortly after was forced to marry a noble girl he got pregnant (she died giving birth to their son). After that, his family forced him to settle down and marry a woman twice his age, with whom he ended up having six kids.
  • Roger Davies from Harry Potter doesn't get much time on page but the little he does establishes him as popular with the girls and attractive and he manages to be Fleur's date to the Yule Ball in Goblet of Fire and has a pretty date he's conspicuously making out with for Valentine's Day in Order of the Phoenix.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Drake of Drake & Josh. Very much so. An official count numbers the girls he's shown dating in the series to be over 60. You will never see him dating a girl you saw him date in a previous episode. Add that to the fact that he is shown dating a girl nearly every episode and you have yourself a lot of dumped girls.
    • In one episode, we see him with three girls: a girlfriend from a previous episode, his current girlfriend that was introduced in another episode, and a previously unknown girlfriend.
  • The Spiritual Successor to Drake & Josh, iCarly has Spencer fitting a kid-anova more than The Casanova despite being in his late 20's, because of the shows' Kid Com genre. Spencer never does more than kiss the girl (on camera at least), because he's not a jerk. The closest the actual Power Trio has is Carly, who picks up a love interest a few times a season.
    • Gibby hasn't been shown on-screen dating a wide number of girls, but his girlfriend Tasha is considered by the rest of the cast to be drop-dead gorgeous (she's played by a young Emily Ratajkowski, no less!) and they have an open relationship, as shown when Gibby uses a "werewolf type" fashion style to pick up another hot girl who used to be interested in Freddie. When Freddie reminds Gibby that he has a girlfriend, Gibby scoffs "We aren't exclusive," implying that he's been with a number of attractive girls besides Tasha.
  • Skeeter of Cousin Skeeter
  • Shawn of Boy Meets World. One would assume he's the regular kind of The Casanova, however he reveals while displaying his knowledge of Sex Signals Death that he is still, technically, a virgin.
  • During season 2 of Degrassi, when JT who's 13 at the time instantly starts making plans on dating the most popular older high school girls he can catch.
  • Manny in Modern Family falls in love or hits on a different girl every week.
  • Dicky, a 10-year-old boy, in Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn fashions himself as one, though he is not very successful. In fact, one time a girl said yes to him, he ran away.

  • "Stacy's Mom" by Fountains of Wayne is sung from the point of view of a kid who believes himself to be this.
  • The grade-school grandson in PSY's "Daddy" is apparently one with how popular he is with all of his female classmates — even the teacher has to fan herself to cool off. As the chorus goes, he got it from his daddy (and granddaddy), who are also depicted as being suave with women of their age groups in the music video.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • While not an example that actually happened IN a wrestling promotion, WWF/WWE Magazine once listed as real life trivia that Shawn Michaels was asked to the prom in school by a senior girl (12th grade, average age 17-18) when he was only a freshman (9th grade, average age 14-15).note 

  • Bluebottle from The Goon Show wants to be this, and often declares that he will use his Comically Small Bribe to seduce various girls, but his sexual fantasies always end without any sex happening (except in one case where the woman he's fantasising about is implied to end up with Eccles inside his fantasy), so it isn't actually clear whether he actually has any success with the girls. With No Continuity, it is probably easiest to say that the answer varies.

  • Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro has a boy, Cherubino, who is old enough to get shipped off to the army but young enough to be a Cross-Dressing Voice role, and spends the show charming every woman he can get his hands on. He ends up in a Beta Couple (with Barbarina, the local ingenue) by the end of the night. Lampshaded by his song "Voi chi sapete", in which he explains that he loves being in love with all the ladies around and it's a natural thing to him. And, in the original plays by Beaumarchais it goes further: the sequel The Guilty Mother says he's the father of Countess Rosina's child.

    Video Games 
  • Zidane Tribal from Final Fantasy IX is 16-years-old, and even though his love interest Garnet shares his age, he hits on much older women as well. In Dissidia Final Fantasy he hits on Shantotto, who, while tiny, is somewhere in her 30s.
    • Shantotto's hardly his only victim. He hits on everyone from Tifa Lockhart, who's in the 20-23 range, to Cosmos, the Goddess of Harmony. Then there's his choice to tackle Garland over a gap that few of the characters can cross without aerial evasion abuse note  because he "didn't feel like fighting a lady"—referring to Ultimecia, the time witch.
  • Nils Lutefisk from Psychonauts is one of these, or tries to be at least. He claims it's because his parents let him watch R-rated movies.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • Roy from Fire Emblem 6 is just 15-years-old, but he can have up to six possible love interests: his gorgeous ex-teacher, his childhood friend, a cheery Lethal Chef, a silent female nomad, a cute mercenary girl and a shy half-human, half-dragon shaman girl.
    • From Fire Emblem 8, we have:
      • Ewan. This redheaded, cheery magic student can't be older than 15, but he can date and eventually marry Amelia, a sweet girl who's at least two or three years older than he is. More importantly, in his support conversation with Ross he claims to have "a lot" of girlfriends, though we have to take his word on it.
      • 15-year-old Erk the Mage has three possible girlfriends (Serra, Priscilla and Nino). Though, he is very anti-social and even laments his inability to talk to girls at one point.
      • Priscilla is no slouch either: she can have a Chivalrous Pervert, a Dragon Rider, a Fragile Speedster and Erk himself after her, and she's 16. Too bad only Erk can get to marry her: all of the other guys are doomed.
      • Serra. She's 16, and not only she can marry Erk, but she also has romantic endings with Matthew (a Guile Hero Trickster who recently lost his girlfriend) and Sir Oswin (a Younger Than They Look Genius Bruiser who is twice her age.)
    • Dew from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War may have them all beat: he can marry and have kids with most of the women in the player's army (and not in the future tense, either). His exact age is unclear, but definitely early-to-mid teens. (A manga adaption gave his age as 14!) And several of the girls are older than he is! (15-year-old Raquesis and 14-year-old Sylvia are around his age, but Briggid and Adean are at least in their mid-to-late teens.)
  • Poo from EarthBound (1994) is implied to be this. He has fangirls in his hometown, anyway which could be justified by him being a prince.
  • Ryoji Mochizuki of Persona 3 earned an Instant Fanclub the moment he transferred over to Gekkoukan High, mostly for his mysterious air and boyish looks. This makes the Chivalrous Pervert extremely happy, since he already hits on any and all women in range—sometimes risking life and limb, such as when he propositions Mitsuru during her Heroic BSoD and then, immediately after being rebuked, asks Yukari out on a date at the red-light district.) He even hits on Aigis, whose response is… unexpected. In Persona 3 Portable, though, he becomes a Ladykiller in Love with the Female Protagonist.
  • Persona 4 gives us Teddie, who may call his continuous date-hunting "trying to score", dialog however makes it rather clear that he has no idea what the term actually means. Add to that the fact that his true age (depending on where you start counting) is possibly less than one year, and you get this trope in spades.
  • Palom from Final Fantasy IV must be some sort of record; he's a 5-year-old.
  • 15-year-old protaganist Jimmy Hopkins from Bully definitely qualifies. By the end of the game, he's made out with nearly every girl in the school. It's also possible to make out with several of the boys, but that's not required.

  • Cactus Donathan, The Casanova of Instant Classic, gets some backstory into his ways using this trope in Brothers Donathan - Part Five.
  • Ryan from Everyday Heroes tries to be this. not always successfully.
  • Alex of World of Fizz is definitely a prepubescent pervert, though none of his crushes (a classmate, his sister's girlfriend, the school nurse…) have shown much interest in him.
  • Jake English of Homestuck is desired romantically by all three of the other main characters from his universe. At least part of this is that he is (as far as they know) the only viable option (it's certainly not because he's so suave).

    Web Original 
  • The web novel Seeking a Sweet Bewitching Kiss as part of the Girls' Love series Sono Hanabira Ni Kuchizuke Wo contains a female and lesbian version of this trope. Elementary schoolgirl lesbian Runa, has all the girls in her class as well as her teacher (a woman in her early twenties) enamored with her. Recently, she has gotten her own visual novel released, in which she kind of subverts the trope by having sex with her teacher.
  • The Nostalgia Critic has reminded people that he was an early bloomer when it came to sex. Judging by his Dark and Troubled Past, it may have not been a good thing.
  • Among Zorian's classmates in Mother of Learning is Benisek, a boy whose primary occupation at school is the pursuit of girls.
  • In Jaiden's video about some of her childhood stories, she mentions having a run in with a kid who seemed to be 13 when she was around 16. She was quite impressed with his pickup line.
    Kid: Will you hold something for me?
    Jaiden: O-Okay? What is it?
    Kid: ...My hand.
    ["Careless Whisper" blares in the background]

    Western Animation 
  • Jonesy in 6teen is one of these, but he fails to get the girls (except with Nikki and sometimes even with her) just as much as he fails to get a stable job.
  • Alvin of Alvin and the Chipmunks. Usually he is very successful with (human) girls.
  • Jay and Andrew in Big Mouth try their hardest to be this trope. And they fail - badly.
  • The title character of Camp Lazlo is wrongfully accused of being one of these by Commander Hoohah at least once.
  • Code Lyoko:
    • Odd Della Robbia. He even managed to get somewhere with his friends' love interests, if only at a stretch (a platonic dance date and a Fake-Out Make-Out for Yumi and Aelita, respectively). The only girl he hasn't (willingly!) dated is the Alpha Bitch, and even then there's enough UST between them to rival Ulrich and Yumi. Amusingly, it comes back to bite him later when his reputation has gotten around and he suddenly can't get a date to save his life. Part of the problem is that his feet stink; one girl had to continuously douse herself in perfume to just survive the date.
    • Jérémie's attempt at making a Polymorphic Clone of himself. That clone is Odd-like in terms of romance.
  • In The Fairly OddParents!, Timmy apparently once had relations with a grown woman named Carly at some party he doesn't remember due to Laser-Guided Amnesia. She seemed perfectly fine with it.
    • In another episode, he tried to go after a grown hula-girl during a vacation in Hawaii.
  • Mabel from Gravity Falls is a female version (who's way too innocent and unsuccessful to be a Fille Fatale, though she often tries to be one), obsessed with the idea of an "epic summer romance" with the tendency to latch onto some random boy pretty much every episode. The fact that half of them turn out to be evil hasn't dissuaded her yet.
    • And even Dipper can actually be this when showing some confidence around girls, as shown in "Roadside Attraction".
  • Techno Bear from Harvey Beaks is a more sympathetic version of this trope.
  • James Bond Jr. seems to have learned more than just fighting skills from his uncle.
  • Johnny Test. So far, this 11 year-old has managed to charm the class tomboy, the school's queen bee, an alien Rebellious Princess five years older than him, and a cute Daddy's Little Villain (literally, since it turned out she was the villain, not her dad). And possibly Gil.
  • Phineas and Ferb:
    • Ferb makes a quip about being this at one point, but since the only girl he ever shows genuine interest in is Vanessa, he could have been joking.
    • So far, Baljeet has gone on a romantic cruise with his childhood friend Mishti, actually kissed a female friend named Wendy (who seemed to like it), and managed to unwittingly become the crush of Fireside Girl Ginger.
  • In the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "Prom-ise Her Anything" Dizzy is this combined with Mars Needs Women and manages to snag a grown human woman as a date.
  • Kick Buttowski brings us Gunther. He demonstrates a number of abilities that you would never guess he had just by looking at him. When Brad tries to get the number of a much older girl, he fails at which point Gunther promises to get it for him. He returns literally seconds later with the number and explains that women find him irresistible.
    • Kick himself is no slouch in this department either. Despite being 10 years old, he has four Love Interests: Kendall, Jackie, Scarlet, and April (the latter two being five and six years older than him, respectively).
  • Hey Arnold!: Gerald Johanssen. Of all the boys in the main cast, Gerald has the most interest in and success with girls. He's very smooth toward Phoebe, whom he has a pretty solid, couple-like relationship with. He also routinely acts as a sort of mentor to Arnold when it comes to females, and often confidently flirts with girls (including older ones and adult women).
  • Bart Simpson is ten years old and has already had enough girlfriends (at least three of whom were teenagers) to feel insecure about his inability to hold down a relationship despite the fact that by his own admission he still thinks Girls Have Cooties.
    Bart: Let me get this straight. When you were my age, you had the hots for Mom and didn't even know it? That's cool! Or is it lame? I guess I'll go with lame. You were lame!
    Homer: Why, because I only kissed one girl in my whole life? That's still one more than you!
    Bart: I've kissed three girls.
    Homer: (sobbing) I'm so lame!


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Hold Something For Me

While skating at an ice rink, Jaiden comes across a 13-year old boy who she says made the smoothest pickup line she's ever heard from a kid, with him asking her to hold something for him, that being his hand.

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