Wesley Crusher Syndrome

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The Wesley Crusher Syndrome is a common science fiction trap in which a juvenile character is shoehorned into the plot by making them more technically proficient than any adults present. Intervention by this character is then necessary in many tight situations. The term is derived from the oft-hated character of Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: The Next Generation, but similar characters have also been seen on shows like SeaQuest DSV and Cowboy Bebop.