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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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[[folder:Real Life]]
* 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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30th Jul '16 8:16:04 PM DVB
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** This is somewhat downplayed when you realize that James and Lily were ''only 21'' when they were killed.

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** This is somewhat downplayed when you realize that Ironically enough, James and Lily were ''only 21'' when [[FridgeHorror they would've been killed]] (Rowling herself didn't realize how young they were killed. until later on in the book series.)
22nd Jul '16 7:34:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Beelzebub from ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' is an immature drug-fueled hedonist that would easily be the poster for a man child if he wasn't also [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy incredibly]] [[AnythingThatMoves dangerous]].

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* Beelzebub from ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' is an immature drug-fueled hedonist that would easily be the poster for a man child if he wasn't also [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy incredibly]] incredibly [[AnythingThatMoves dangerous]].
21st Jun '16 12:55:06 PM gewunomox
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* Music/{{Buckethead}}, the stage persona of musician Brian Carroll, is generally built around being both childish and a little creepy. It's common for {{Buckethead}} to play with toys and trade them with the audience during his live performances. He'll also avoid talking or giving interviews in general, except in a few recorded ones where he uses his scary mask / puppet Herbie to "speak for him".

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* Music/{{Buckethead}}, the stage persona of musician Brian Carroll, is generally built around being both childish and a little creepy. It's common for {{Buckethead}} Buckethead to play with toys and trade them with the audience during his live performances. He'll also avoid talking or giving interviews in general, except in a few recorded ones where he uses his scary mask / puppet Herbie to "speak for him".
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