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17th Aug '16 9:18:04 PM Dravencour
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* Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan was reported to be like this: children who kicked a soccer ball over the wall would not receive it back (as bin Laden was paranoid that fingerprints belonging to him or his close associates could be lifted from the ball). (The guards usually paid the children for the ball--often handsomely--instead.)

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* Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan was reported to be like this: children who kicked a soccer ball over the wall would not receive it back (as bin Laden was paranoid that fingerprints belonging to him or his close associates could be lifted from the ball). (The The guards usually paid the children for the ball--often handsomely--instead.)
17th Aug '16 9:13:32 PM Dravencour
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Any child whose toy or other plaything ends up on this adult's property -- lawn, roof, backyard, pool -- the FunHatingConfiscatingAdult will triumphantly declare something along the lines of "It belongs to me now!" and make off with the plaything in question, which may end up forgotten in a box in the garage, or put in a trophy room of sorts -- or worst of all, ''thrown in the garbage''. Such an adult may have a vicious AngryGuardDog to chase away any children brave enough to try retrieving their belongings.

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Any child whose toy or other plaything ends up on this adult's property -- lawn, roof, backyard, pool -- is in for a bad time; the FunHatingConfiscatingAdult will triumphantly declare something along the lines of "It belongs to me now!" and make off with the plaything in question, which may end up forgotten in a box in the garage, or put in a trophy room of sorts -- or worst of all, ''thrown in the garbage''. Such an adult may have a vicious AngryGuardDog to chase away any children brave enough to try retrieving their belongings.
17th Aug '16 9:12:22 PM Dravencour
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Maybe they're a ChildHater, or they can't remember what it was like to have been young, or they have some other FreudianExcuse for their behaviour. Whatever the cause, they feel that children should be seen and not heard, and that their fun is noisy, disruptive, dangerous, offensive, annoying, and otherwise undesirable. In their opinion, most other adults are far too lenient with those rotten little brats and let them get away with too much. While this CrankyNeighbor type can't control the whole world or even their whole neighborhood, they ''can'' and will exert complete tyranny over one area -- their own lawn.

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Maybe they're a ChildHater, or they can't remember what it was like to have been young, or they have some other FreudianExcuse for their behaviour.behavior. Whatever the cause, they feel that children should be seen and not heard, and that their fun is noisy, disruptive, dangerous, offensive, annoying, and otherwise undesirable. In their opinion, most other adults are far too lenient with those rotten little brats and let them get away with too much. While this CrankyNeighbor type can't control the whole world or even their whole neighborhood, they ''can'' and will exert complete tyranny over one area -- their own lawn.
17th Aug '16 9:11:50 PM Dravencour
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For practical meta-reasons, this trope is common to family and children's fare. The MediaWatchdogs tend to frown on shows involving children facing the types of more serious and deadly dangerous villains that turn up in media targeting an older or adult audience. This trope allows both kid viewers and adult viewers to dislike the villain, as (a) they are showing disrespect to the child and the child's property, and (b) the parent is usually the one who paid for or gifted the child with the toy being confiscated.

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For practical meta-reasons, this trope is common to family and children's fare. The MediaWatchdogs {{Media Watchdog}}s tend to frown on shows involving children facing the types of more serious and deadly dangerous villains that turn up in media targeting an older or adult audience. This trope allows both kid viewers and adult viewers to dislike the villain, as (a) they are showing disrespect to the child and the child's property, and (b) the parent is usually the one who paid for or gifted the child with the toy being confiscated.
17th Aug '16 9:11:08 PM Dravencour
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[[caption-width-right:350:All the kids in the neighbourhood know: [[WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse if it ends up on his lawn]], it ''doesn't exist''.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:All the kids in the neighbourhood neighborhood know: [[WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse if it ends up on his lawn]], it ''doesn't exist''.]]



For practical meta-reasons, this trope is common to family and children's fare. The MoralWatchdogs tend to frown on shows involving children facing the types of more serious and deadly dangerous villains that turn up in media targeting an older or adult audience. This trope allows both kid viewers and adult viewers to dislike the villain, as (a) they are showing disrespect to the child and the child's property, and (b) the parent is usually the one who paid for or gifted the child with the toy being confiscated.

When the Confiscator is old, expect to see such tropes as ScrewPolitenessImASenior, WhenEldersAttack, and GrumpyOldMan as well.

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For practical meta-reasons, this trope is common to family and children's fare. The MoralWatchdogs MediaWatchdogs tend to frown on shows involving children facing the types of more serious and deadly dangerous villains that turn up in media targeting an older or adult audience. This trope allows both kid viewers and adult viewers to dislike the villain, as (a) they are showing disrespect to the child and the child's property, and (b) the parent is usually the one who paid for or gifted the child with the toy being confiscated.

When the Confiscator is old, old (and they usually are) expect to see such tropes as ScrewPolitenessImASenior, WhenEldersAttack, and GrumpyOldMan as well.
17th Aug '16 9:08:52 PM Dravencour
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And then there's this guy.

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And then there's this guy.''this'' adult. The one every kid in the neighborhood dreads.



Any child whose toy or other plaything ends up on this adult's property -- lawn, roof, backyard, pool -- the FunHatingConfiscatingAdult will triumphantly declare something along the lines of "It belongs to me now!" and make off with the plaything, which may end up forgotten in a box in the garage, or put in a trophy room of sorts -- or worst of all, ''the garbage''. Such an adult may have a vicious AngryGuardDog to chase away any children brave enough to try retrieving their belongings.

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Any child whose toy or other plaything ends up on this adult's property -- lawn, roof, backyard, pool -- the FunHatingConfiscatingAdult will triumphantly declare something along the lines of "It belongs to me now!" and make off with the plaything, plaything in question, which may end up forgotten in a box in the garage, or put in a trophy room of sorts -- or worst of all, ''the ''thrown in the garbage''. Such an adult may have a vicious AngryGuardDog to chase away any children brave enough to try retrieving their belongings.



The most common resolution to the trope involves some KidHero or another hatching a plan to get in and get all the stuff back, returning it to its happy and grateful owners. Occasionally, the kids will run to a parent, and the parent will confront the confiscator.

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The most common resolution to the trope a plot involving this villain involves some KidHero or another hatching a plan to get in and get all the stuff back, returning it to its happy and grateful owners. Occasionally, the kids will run to a parent, and the parent will confront the confiscator.
17th Aug '16 9:04:19 PM Dravencour
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Then there's the FunHatingConfiscatingAdult. Maybe they're a ChildHater, or they can't remember what it was like to have been young, or they have some other FreudianExcuse for their behaviour. Whatever the cause, they feel that children should be seen and not heard, and that their fun is noisy, disruptive, dangerous, offensive, annoying, and otherwise undesirable. In their opinion, most other adults are far too lenient with those rotten kids and let them get away with too much. While this CrankyNeighbor type can't control the whole world or whole neighborhood, they ''can'' and will exert complete tyranny over one area -- their own lawn.

Any child whose toy or plaything ends up on this adult's property -- lawn, roof, backyard, pool -- the FunHatingConfiscatingAdult will triumphantly declare something along the lines of "It belongs to me now!" and make off with the plaything, which may end up forgotten in a box in the garage, or put in a trophy room of sorts -- or worst of all, ''the garbage''. Such an adult may have a vicious AngryGuardDog to chase away any children brave enough to try retrieving their belongings.

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Then And then there's the FunHatingConfiscatingAdult. this guy.

Maybe they're a ChildHater, or they can't remember what it was like to have been young, or they have some other FreudianExcuse for their behaviour. Whatever the cause, they feel that children should be seen and not heard, and that their fun is noisy, disruptive, dangerous, offensive, annoying, and otherwise undesirable. In their opinion, most other adults are far too lenient with those rotten kids little brats and let them get away with too much. While this CrankyNeighbor type can't control the whole world or even their whole neighborhood, they ''can'' and will exert complete tyranny over one area -- their own lawn.

lawn.

Any child whose toy or other plaything ends up on this adult's property -- lawn, roof, backyard, pool -- the FunHatingConfiscatingAdult will triumphantly declare something along the lines of "It belongs to me now!" and make off with the plaything, which may end up forgotten in a box in the garage, or put in a trophy room of sorts -- or worst of all, ''the garbage''. Such an adult may have a vicious AngryGuardDog to chase away any children brave enough to try retrieving their belongings.
belongings.
17th Aug '16 8:58:24 PM Dravencour
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The most common subversion to the trope tends to be when the kids finally work out a plan to get their stuff back, only to discover that the adult in question isn't actually fun-hating and hasn't actually confiscated it. In cases like this, it's most likely some kind of misunderstanding. They're usually just a lonely old person who keeps to themselves, and they've just been holding onto it, waiting for the little darlings to come for it.

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The most common subversion to the trope tends to be when the kids finally work out a plan to get their stuff back, only to discover that the adult in question isn't actually fun-hating and hasn't actually confiscated it. In cases like this, it's most likely some kind of misunderstanding. They're usually just a lonely old person who keeps to themselves, and they've just been holding onto it, waiting for the little darlings kids to come for it.
17th Aug '16 8:57:48 PM Dravencour
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There's a SadisticTeacher variation too, who will snatch whatever they catch a student using that they disapprove of. Sometimes they will give it back at the end of the semester -- or the school year. Sometimes they consider it theirs from that point forward. Such a teacher may have a sniveling suck-up student helping point out targets.

The most common resolution to the trope involves some KidHero or another hatching a plan to get in and get all the stuff back, returning it to its happy and grateful owners. Occasionally, the kids will run to a parent, and the parent will confront the confiscator.

The most common subversion to the trope tends to be when the kids finally work out a plan to get their stuff back, only to discover that the adult in question isn't actually fun-hating and hasn't actually confiscated it. In cases like this, it's most likely some kind of misunderstanding. They're usually just a lonely old person who keeps to themselves, and they've just been holding onto it, waiting for the little darlings to come for it.

For practical meta-reasons, this trope is common to family and children's fare. The MoralWatchdogs tend to frown on shows involving children facing the types of more serious and deadly dangerous villains that turn up in media targeting an older or adult audience. This trope allows both kid viewers and adult viewers to dislike the villain, as (a) they are showing disrespect to the child and the child's property, and (b) the parent is usually the one who paid for or gifted the child with the toy being confiscated.

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There's a SadisticTeacher SadistTeacher variation too, who will snatch whatever they catch a student using that they disapprove of. Sometimes they will give it back at the end of the semester -- or the school year. Sometimes they consider it theirs from that point forward. Such a teacher may have a sniveling suck-up student helping to point out targets.

targets.

The most common resolution to the trope involves some KidHero or another hatching a plan to get in and get all the stuff back, returning it to its happy and grateful owners. Occasionally, the kids will run to a parent, and the parent will confront the confiscator.

confiscator.

The most common subversion to the trope tends to be when the kids finally work out a plan to get their stuff back, only to discover that the adult in question isn't actually fun-hating and hasn't actually confiscated it. In cases like this, it's most likely some kind of misunderstanding. They're usually just a lonely old person who keeps to themselves, and they've just been holding onto it, waiting for the little darlings to come for it.

it.

For practical meta-reasons, this trope is common to family and children's fare. The MoralWatchdogs tend to frown on shows involving children facing the types of more serious and deadly dangerous villains that turn up in media targeting an older or adult audience. This trope allows both kid viewers and adult viewers to dislike the villain, as (a) they are showing disrespect to the child and the child's property, and (b) the parent is usually the one who paid for or gifted the child with the toy being confiscated.
confiscated.
24th Jul '16 6:27:48 AM TonyG
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* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'': CrankyNeighbor Old Man Rivers confiscated some very important adoption forms after Blu threw them at his grandson for making faces at him. This leads to Mac doing a RearWindowInvestigation to get them back.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'': CrankyNeighbor Old Man Rivers confiscated some very important adoption forms after Blu Bloo threw them at his grandson for making faces at him. This leads to Mac doing a RearWindowInvestigation to get them back.
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