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24th May '18 2:05:40 AM makeascene
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* In [[FanFic/ChristianPotterChandler ''Christopher Weston Chandler & Magi-chan's Stone'']], Voldemort ''attacks Chris at school'' and fails, '''''killing Voldemort'''''. Not only is school ''not'' immediately called off, all Borb hear about it is when Chris says he was ''bullied worse than usual'' at dinner '''the next night'''.

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* In [[FanFic/ChristianPotterChandler ''Christopher ''[[FanFic/ChristianPotterChandler Christopher Weston Chandler & Magi-chan's Stone'']], Stone]]'', Voldemort ''attacks Chris at school'' and fails, '''''killing Voldemort'''''. Not only is school ''not'' immediately called off, all Borb hear about it is when Chris ''Chris'' says he was ''bullied bullied worse than usual'' usual at dinner '''the next night'''.
24th May '18 2:04:20 AM makeascene
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* In [[FanFic/ChristianPotterChandler ''Christopher Weston Chandler & Magi-chan's Stone'']], Voldemort ''attacks Chris at school'' and fails, '''''killing Voldemort'''''. Not only is school ''not'' immediately called off, all Borb hear about it is when Chris says he was ''bullied worse than usual'' at dinner '''the next night'''.
19th May '18 11:10:37 PM JackG
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* DiscussedTrope at the end of ''The Case of the Silver Egg'', by Desmond Skirrow, when one of [[YouMeddlingKids Those Meddling Kids]] who've found the KidnappedScientist (falsely accused of having defected with the eponymous invention) tries to convince a politician that they really could have done it a lot faster if the adults hadn't got in the way.
13th May '18 5:41:32 AM CG-Druid
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* The anime ''Manga/BrynhildrInTheDarkness'' shows a group of teenagers who fighting a evil organization. During the plot you do not see a single adult who is not either useless or evil. The only exception is the uncle of the male protagonist, but he also has no share in the fights and "missions."* In ''Manga/CageOfEden'' the vast majority of the adults are incredibly ineffectual or worse, not helped by most of the male adults being a bunch of perverts. The only exceptions are Oomori and Kokonoe, the former having useful first aid skills, and the latter having made a few good explosives. The doctor is competent in his chosen position.

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* The anime ''Manga/BrynhildrInTheDarkness'' shows a group of teenagers who fighting a evil organization. During the plot you do not see a single adult who is not either useless or evil. The only exception is the uncle of the male protagonist, but he also has no share in the fights and "missions."* "
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In ''Manga/CageOfEden'' the vast majority of the adults are incredibly ineffectual or worse, not helped by most of the male adults being a bunch of perverts. The only exceptions are Oomori and Kokonoe, the former having useful first aid skills, and the latter having made a few good explosives. The doctor is competent in his chosen position.
13th May '18 5:40:47 AM CG-Druid
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* In ''Manga/CageOfEden'' the vast majority of the adults are incredibly ineffectual or worse, not helped by most of the male adults being a bunch of perverts. The only exceptions are Oomori and Kokonoe, the former having useful first aid skills, and the latter having made a few good explosives. The doctor is competent in his chosen position.

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* The anime ''Manga/BrynhildrInTheDarkness'' shows a group of teenagers who fighting a evil organization. During the plot you do not see a single adult who is not either useless or evil. The only exception is the uncle of the male protagonist, but he also has no share in the fights and "missions."* In ''Manga/CageOfEden'' the vast majority of the adults are incredibly ineffectual or worse, not helped by most of the male adults being a bunch of perverts. The only exceptions are Oomori and Kokonoe, the former having useful first aid skills, and the latter having made a few good explosives. The doctor is competent in his chosen position.



* In ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' we see the adventures of Aladdin, Alibaba and Morgiana, which are all teenagers. And they are involved in saving many people, fighting dangerous monsters, and evil mages. While many adults are not incompetent, starting with Sindbad and his generals, only a few of them are morally pure, so the real heroes are just the teenagers.



* In ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' we see the adventures of Aladdin, Alibaba and Morgiana, which are all teenagers. And they are involved in saving many people, fighting dangerous monsters, and evil mages. While many adults are not incompetent, starting with Sindbad and his generals, only a few of them are morally pure, so the real heroes are just the teenagers.
15th Apr '18 10:30:11 AM MajinAkuma
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** ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' played it straight; since no adult had a Digimon partner (even though some of them didn't ''[[BadassNormal need]]'' one), and only Digimon are powerful enough to fight another Digimon, it meant that parents had to watch their kids saving the world. That doesn't stop some parents to fight back even if it's futile or help their children to figure out a semi-cryptic prophecy.

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** ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' played it straight; since no adult had a Digimon partner (even though some of them didn't ''[[BadassNormal need]]'' one), and only Digimon are powerful enough to fight another Digimon, it meant that parents had to watch their kids saving the world. That doesn't didn't stop some parents to fight back even if it's futile or help their children to figure out a semi-cryptic prophecy.
12th Apr '18 1:51:11 PM BoyNinja
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* ''Anime/KirbyRightAtBackYa'' was ''especially'' bad at this. The adults are always at the mercy of their dictator King Dedede who made such poorly-veiled excuses to get everyone to blame Kirby for any major atrocities that King Dedede ''so obviously'' caused himself (out of spite for Kirby), and the adults never learn despite suffering over 60 times. They don't even learn to appreciate how helpful Kirby can be when he himself gets dirty fighting monsters while they are busy running around like headless chickens. Only the children have common sense, but sadly, they lack credibility.

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* ''Anime/KirbyRightAtBackYa'' ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'' was ''especially'' bad at this. The adults are always at the mercy of their dictator King Dedede who made such poorly-veiled excuses to get everyone to blame Kirby for any major atrocities that King Dedede ''so obviously'' caused himself (out of spite for Kirby), and the adults never learn despite suffering over 60 times. They don't even learn to appreciate how helpful Kirby can be when he himself gets dirty fighting monsters while they are busy running around like headless chickens. Only the children have common sense, but sadly, they lack credibility.
12th Apr '18 1:50:22 PM BoyNinja
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* ''KirbyRightAtBackYa'' was ''especially'' bad at this. The adults are always at the mercy of their dictator King Dedede who made such poorly-veiled excuses to get everyone to blame Kirby for any major atrocities that King Dedede ''so obviously'' caused himself (out of spite for Kirby), and the adults never learn despite suffering over 60 times. They don't even learn to appreciate how helpful Kirby can be when he himself gets dirty fighting monsters while they are busy running around like headless chickens. Only the children have common sense, but sadly, they lack credibility.

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* ''KirbyRightAtBackYa'' ''Anime/KirbyRightAtBackYa'' was ''especially'' bad at this. The adults are always at the mercy of their dictator King Dedede who made such poorly-veiled excuses to get everyone to blame Kirby for any major atrocities that King Dedede ''so obviously'' caused himself (out of spite for Kirby), and the adults never learn despite suffering over 60 times. They don't even learn to appreciate how helpful Kirby can be when he himself gets dirty fighting monsters while they are busy running around like headless chickens. Only the children have common sense, but sadly, they lack credibility.
12th Apr '18 1:49:49 PM BoyNinja
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* ''KirbyRightAtBackYa'' was ''especially'' bad at this. The adults are always at the mercy of their dictator King Dedede who made such poorly-veiled excuses to get everyone to blame Kirby for any major atrocities that King Dedede ''so obviously'' caused himself (out of spite for Kirby), and the adults never learn despite suffering over 60 times. They don't even learn to appreciate how helpful Kirby can be when he himself gets dirty fighting monsters while they are busy running around like headless chickens. Only the children have common sense, but sadly, they lack credibility.
3rd Apr '18 6:33:50 AM bakadude
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* ''Manga/KazeHikaru'' author Taeko Watanabe's less known work, ''Family!'', bases almost entirely on this trope: it revolves around an American family whose teenage children are sensible and mature while their parents are completely clueless grown-up kids. Almost all other "adults" are just as frustratingly childish. Strangely enough, Freddy and Sharen were shown to be decent parent material back when their children, Jay and Fee, were just toddlers, but for some reason, Freddy becomes a helpless crybaby while Sharen just turns absolutely oblivious of how other people feel and enthusiastic about Cookie Monster. Their youngest daughter Tracy is also known to be completely fearless when being kidnapped; in fact, she just calls her parents on the phone to let them know that she won't be home any time soon, and decides to stay to help the pathetically clumsy kidnapper with his soul-searching, and yet no one other than Fee seems to be a tad bit concerned about her absence at all.

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* ''Manga/KazeHikaru'' author Taeko Watanabe's less lesser known work, ''Family!'', bases almost entirely on this trope: it revolves around an American family whose teenage children are sensible and mature while their parents are completely clueless grown-up kids. Almost all other "adults" are just as frustratingly childish. Strangely enough, Freddy and Sharen were shown to be decent parent material back when their children, Jay and Fee, were just toddlers, but for some reason, Freddy becomes a helpless crybaby while Sharen just turns absolutely oblivious of how other people feel and enthusiastic about Cookie Monster. Their youngest daughter Tracy is also known to be completely fearless when being kidnapped; in fact, she just calls her parents on the phone to let them know that she won't be home any time soon, and decides to stay to help the pathetically clumsy kidnapper with his soul-searching, and yet no one other than Fee seems to be a tad bit concerned about her absence at all.
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