Prodigy refers to a person with exceptional talents.
- Many musicians consider Mozart a child prodigy.
- After her brother’s death, she is the last progeny of her parents.
Protégé is a male who is guided or helped by someone.
- As a youth, Justin considered himself a protégé of Buddy Holly.
Protégée is a female who is guided or helped by someone.
- Loretta was a protégée of Jane, the head accountant.