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30th Nov '16 11:07:03 AM AnonymousBosch
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* Every single ''Creator/JohnHughes'' film. The adults are either oblivious (''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''), stupid (''Film/SixteenCandles''), or [[AbusiveParents causing]] [[ParentalNeglect all]] [[MyBelvoedSmother the]] [[DeanBitterman problems]] (''Film/TheBreakfastClub'').

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* Every single ''Creator/JohnHughes'' film. The adults are either oblivious (''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''), stupid (''Film/SixteenCandles''), or [[AbusiveParents causing]] [[ParentalNeglect all]] [[MyBelvoedSmother [[MyBelovedSmother the]] [[DeanBitterman problems]] (''Film/TheBreakfastClub'').
30th Nov '16 9:14:17 AM sophiacrutchfeild
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* Fanfic/LePapillonRising has Gabriel, who might not be useless, but is bad at parenting. Gabriel somehow doesn't notice that he's been neglecting his traumatized son so much that the kid's gone completely insane, even though Adrien is doing very little to hide it. Oh, but he's a great "Dad" to Ladybug, who he's protective of and tries many times to convince not to date Papillon... oh, the irony.
28th Nov '16 4:49:59 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* Every single ''Creator/JohnHughes'' film. The adults are either oblivious (''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''), stupid (''Film/SixteenCandles''), or [[AbusiveParents causing]] [[NeglectfulParents all the]] [[DeanBitterman problems]] (''Film/TheBreakfastClub'').

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* Every single ''Creator/JohnHughes'' film. The adults are either oblivious (''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''), stupid (''Film/SixteenCandles''), or [[AbusiveParents causing]] [[NeglectfulParents all [[ParentalNeglect all]] [[MyBelvoedSmother the]] [[DeanBitterman problems]] (''Film/TheBreakfastClub'').
28th Nov '16 4:47:37 PM TheUnknownUploader
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%%* Every single ''Creator/JohnHughes'' film.

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%%* * Every single ''Creator/JohnHughes'' film.film. The adults are either oblivious (''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''), stupid (''Film/SixteenCandles''), or [[AbusiveParents causing]] [[NeglectfulParents all the]] [[DeanBitterman problems]] (''Film/TheBreakfastClub'').
9th Nov '16 9:43:00 AM SpacemanSpoof
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* In ''Film/AliensInTheAttic'', the aliens' MindControlDevice is ineffective on kids. Naturally, it's up to the kids to save the day. [[spoiler: However, a mind-controlled grandma becomes ''very'' useful when the kids steal the controller.]]
6th Nov '16 11:39:42 AM InSetsofThree
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* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' has "adults are useless apart for Lois, who is just insane and terrifying." The irony of this does not escape Malcolm, when he observes that the family is generally rescued by the idiots and lowlifes who make their life miserable when Lois CrossesTheLineTwice to kick their asses.

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* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' has "adults ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': The Wilkerson boys are useless apart for Lois, who is just insane and terrifying." The irony of this does not escape Malcolm, when he observes that the family is generally rescued by the idiots able to outwit and lowlifes who make overpower their life miserable when Lois CrossesTheLineTwice to kick teachers and neighbors, the vast majority of whom are petty and slow-witted: however, in a subversion of this trope, their asses.mother Lois sees through all of their schemes, and rarely fails to nail them.
27th Oct '16 6:00:02 PM Blazer
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Champions 2016}}'', this is the main drive of the comic - tired of the LetsYouAndHimFight-driven attitude of the adults thanks to ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', former ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentAdvengers members [[ComicBook/MilesMorales Spider-Man]] ComicBook/{{Nova}} and [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Ms. Marvel]] for a team with other teens in order to show that heroes are better than just slugging each other, destroying things and leaving things alone as they disappear.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Champions 2016}}'', this is the main drive of the comic - tired of the LetsYouAndHimFight-driven attitude of the adults thanks to ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', former ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentAdvengers ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentAvengers members [[ComicBook/MilesMorales Spider-Man]] ComicBook/{{Nova}} and [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Ms. Marvel]] for a team with other teens in order to show that heroes are better than just slugging each other, destroying things and leaving things alone as they disappear.
27th Oct '16 5:59:44 PM Blazer
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Champions 2016}}'', this is the main drive of the comic - tired of the LetsYouAndHimFight-driven attitude of the adults thanks to ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', former ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentAdvengers members [[ComicBook/MilesMorales Spider-Man]] ComicBook/{{Nova}} and [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Ms. Marvel]] for a team with other teens in order to show that heroes are better than just slugging each other, destroying things and leaving things alone as they disappear.
15th Oct '16 7:41:52 PM GhostHouse
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** They are certainly friendly and caring, but the Useless part comes from them being oblivious to a single student ruling the school for years by terrorizing all the other students, and Luna being easily fooled by falsified evidence in a scene pretty much designed to give credibility to the SatelliteLoveInterest. [[TheScrappy Who was not well received]] by a [[BaseBreakingCharacter majority of the fandom]].

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** They are certainly friendly and caring, but the Useless part comes from them being oblivious to a single student ruling the school for years by terrorizing all the other students, and Luna being easily fooled by falsified evidence in a scene pretty much designed to give credibility to the SatelliteLoveInterest. [[TheScrappy Who was not well received]] by a [[BaseBreakingCharacter majority of the fandom]].
13th Sep '16 10:56:19 PM PaulA
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** In ''Shadow of the Hegemon'', Ender's mom reveals that they knew all along about Peter and Valentine's online personas but decided not to interfere. They read everything Peter publishes and then pretend not to know anything about international politics. They also were smart enough to know that trying to teach religion to a child after infancy is pointless.

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** In ''Shadow of the Hegemon'', ''Literature/ShadowOfTheHegemon'', Ender's mom reveals that they knew all along about Peter and Valentine's online personas but decided not to interfere. They read everything Peter publishes and then pretend not to know anything about international politics. They also were smart enough to know that trying to teach religion to a child after infancy is pointless.
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