I'm starting to notice that in both games and video, violence or use of force against children is a taboo and no one wants to dip their toe in it.
Why though? It makes the fiction they're writing inconsistent. They make children immortal gods that are shielded by divine plot. If they're so invincible, why not just make them the main protagonist or soldiers of your villain or fiction and be done with it. I'm quite annoyed that there's all these lethal entities that can mutilate and do horrible things to adults, but children are blessed and shielded from danger.
There's nothing more annoying than an ending being considered "good" because the children survived while hundreds of thousands of men died.