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6th Sep '17 6:22:35 PM R.G.
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* ''ComicStrip/InSecurity'' has Sedine, a CloudCuckoolander GenkiGirl who is so childish she make Sam seem more like her babysitter than her husband, then there's Sedine's cousin Roy . . .

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* ''ComicStrip/InSecurity'' has Sedine, a CloudCuckoolander GenkiGirl who is so childish she make makes Sam seem more like her babysitter than her husband, then there's Sedine's cousin Roy . . .
6th Sep '17 6:21:43 PM R.G.
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* ''ComicStrip/InSecurity'' has Sedine, a CloudCuckoolander GenkiGirl who is so childish she make Sam seem more like her babysitter than her husband, then there's Sedine's cousin Roy . . .
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14th May '17 1:44:30 AM sorako
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* ''Radio/CabinPressure'' gives us Arthur Shappey, the relentlessly cheerful and optimistic steward of the aeroplane who is gullible to the point of idiocy, gets ridiculously excited over Christmas, [[MommasBoy still lives with his mother]], genuinely thinks it's possible for something to be [[CloudCuckoolander bigger than the box it's in]], has discovered the secret to true happiness, and thinks everything and everyone is utterly [[CatchPhrase ''brilliant'']]. And who once killed a man.
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* ''Radio/CabinPressure'' gives us Arthur Shappey, the relentlessly cheerful and optimistic steward of the aeroplane who is gullible to the point of idiocy, gets ridiculously excited over Christmas, [[MommasBoy still lives with his mother]], genuinely thinks it's possible for something to be [[CloudCuckoolander bigger than the box it's in]], has discovered the secret to true happiness, and thinks everything and everyone is utterly [[CatchPhrase ''brilliant'']]. And who once killed a man.
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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Saber is, we are told, not actually fifteen; after receiving her sword [[spoiler:and becoming KingArthur]], she didn't age over the next ten years, and she's really in her twenties. Not only does nobody mention how strange it is for her to have a romance with the seventeen year old main character, but she's as naive emotionally as a real seventeen year old, which is {{Hand Wave}}d by claiming that [[spoiler:as the king]] she had no personal life, or more specifically, she spent so much time [[TheStoic keeping her emotions bottled away for the greater good]] that when put into a situation where she actually uses them leaves her vulnerable, not helped by the fact that her romance with the main character is one of the first times [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove she legitimately felt romantic love for somebody else]].
* Kyousuke from ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' is a benevolent, more subtle example: because he's so obsessed with finding fun things to do, tends to be overdramatic and switch between extreme emotions, and doesn't always possess the greatest amounts of common sense (though that's not unusual in this game) he's commonly compared with a child.
* Ciel from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' has a similar situation to [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Saber's]] going on, but in that case it's actually lampshaded in Kagetsu Tohya.
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14th Feb '17 10:37:49 PM tsstevens
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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'' portrays Nappa as this. In this story, he is a borderline retarded PsychopathicManchild whose dialogue mainly consists of [[CloudCuckooLander non-sequiturs]] and random annoyances to his partner [[TheComicallySerious Vegeta]] to the point that "Goddammit, Nappa!" has become his CatchPhrase.

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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'' portrays Nappa as this. In this story, he is a borderline retarded disabled PsychopathicManchild whose dialogue mainly consists of [[CloudCuckooLander non-sequiturs]] and random annoyances to his partner [[TheComicallySerious Vegeta]] to the point that "Goddammit, Nappa!" has become his CatchPhrase.



* Tobias Ragg from ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' can be played several ways, and this is one of them. Bonus points if he is still childish because of insanity and/or mental retardation, both common portrayals. TheMovie made him an actual pre-pubescent boy, a method that is much harder to pull off on-stage, mostly because labor laws require underage performers to be doubled.

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* Tobias Ragg from ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' can be played several ways, and this is one of them. Bonus points if he is still childish because of insanity and/or mental retardation, handicap, both common portrayals. TheMovie made him an actual pre-pubescent boy, a method that is much harder to pull off on-stage, mostly because labor laws require underage performers to be doubled.
19th Dec '16 2:31:03 PM Discar
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In [[ComedyTropes comedic works]], he usually plays the role of TheDitz. In [[DramaTropes dramatic works]], he could be the JerkWithAHeartOfGold due to his simplicity or immaturity, or he could be [[EnsembleDarkhorse the sympathetic character]] we come to love. Sometimes the Man Child embarks on a late-in-the-day ComingOfAgeStory, which ushers him into true adulthood. Note that usually SexAsRiteOfPassage works only some of the time. In many instances, A Man Child [[AManIsNotAVirgin is not necessarily a virgin]], but only sees sex as a tool of pleasure and does not recognize its emotional significance.

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In [[ComedyTropes comedic works]], he usually plays the role of TheDitz. In [[DramaTropes dramatic works]], he could be the JerkWithAHeartOfGold due to his simplicity or immaturity, or he could be [[EnsembleDarkhorse the sympathetic character]] we come to love. Sometimes the Man Child embarks on a late-in-the-day ComingOfAgeStory, which ushers him into true adulthood. Note that usually SexAsRiteOfPassage works only some of the time. In many instances, A Man Child [[AManIsNotAVirgin is not necessarily a virgin]], virgin, but only sees sex as a tool of pleasure and does not recognize its emotional significance.
10th Nov '16 1:44:08 AM techhead7890
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Sometimes people just fail to develop into social or intellectual maturity. Maybe it's due to a very loving but confining {{m|yBelovedSmother}}other or [[OverprotectiveDad father]]. Or maybe they just didn't want to [[MommasBoy leave the nest]]. Maybe they've been [[NotAllowedToGrowUp intentionally secluded]] from learning about the world. Maybe it's the result of brain damage or something [[ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil more sinister]]. Perhaps they just never had [[InnocenceLost a life-changing moment]] involving [[DeathByNewberyMedal a shotgun and a beloved pet]]. Maybe it's just a form of MarsAndVenusGenderContrast. Who can say?

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Sometimes people just fail to develop into social or intellectual maturity. Maybe it's due to a very loving but confining {{m|yBelovedSmother}}other or [[OverprotectiveDad father]]. Or maybe they just didn't want to [[MommasBoy leave the nest]]. Maybe they've been [[NotAllowedToGrowUp [[MeddlingParents intentionally secluded]] from learning about the world. Maybe it's the result of brain damage or something [[ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil more sinister]]. Perhaps they just never had [[InnocenceLost a life-changing moment]] involving [[DeathByNewberyMedal a shotgun and a beloved pet]]. Maybe it's just a form of MarsAndVenusGenderContrast. Who can say?
1st Oct '16 6:54:52 PM JamesAustin
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Does not relate to NeverGrewUp, because they physically did grow up - but never outgrew being attached to immature or childish things or behavior. SisterTrope (perhaps) to AdultsDressedAsChildren, although that trope is almost always played for laughs or borders on the [[UncannyValley grotesque]]. Compare {{Keet}}, OneOfTheKids, KiddieKid. For a villainous version, see PsychopathicManchild. Compare BasementDweller. Not related to ''Series/{{Manchild}}'', the British TV series, either. Compare and contrast the ThreeFacesOfAdam. Contrast with WiseBeyondTheirYears, where a child acts like an adult.

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Does not relate to NeverGrewUp, because they physically did grow up - but never outgrew being attached to immature or childish things or behavior. SisterTrope (perhaps) to AdultsDressedAsChildren, although that trope is almost always played for laughs or borders on the [[UncannyValley grotesque]]. Compare {{Keet}}, OneOfTheKids, KiddieKid. For a villainous version, see PsychopathicManchild. Compare BasementDweller. Not related to ''Series/{{Manchild}}'', the British TV series, either. Compare and contrast the ThreeFacesOfAdam.TheThreeFacesOfAdam. Contrast with WiseBeyondTheirYears, where a child acts like an adult.
30th Sep '16 5:47:53 AM LadyMomus
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* Christian Weston Chandler, better known as Chris-Chan or the creator of Sonichu, is an high-functioning autistic manchild who spends most of the day in a room cluttered with toys and videogames. He's had such an amazingly weird life that some people decided to create a wiki about him, the CWCki. As he refuses to get a job, he currently begs for donations through his YouTube channel, CWCville Guardian.

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25th Sep '16 7:48:35 AM AnderGarin
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* Christian Weston Chandler, better known as Chris-Chan or the creator of Sonichu, is an high-functioning autistic manchild who spends most of the day in a room cluttered with toys and videogames. He's had such an amazingly weird life that some people decided to create a wiki about him, the CWCki. As he refuses to get a job, he currently begs for donations through his YouTube channel, CWCville Guardian.

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10th Aug '16 2:23:53 AM AgProv
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* British lad-mag ''Magazine/{{Loaded}}'' was predicated on this trope and serviced the needs of Man-Children who were beginning to feel marginalised and scorned by a society and culture that no longer valued them as much. At its peak in UsefulNotes/TheNineties it had a circulation approavching half a million and spawned many imitators, including [[TransAtlanticEquivalent American equivalents]] like ''GQ'' and ''Maxim''.
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