History Main / Manchild

4th Feb '16 4:45:57 AM DaibhidC
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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.
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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. \n Contrast with WiseBeyondTheirYears, where a child acts like an adult.
11th Sep '15 12:14:08 PM RAMChYLD
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* The late Creator/MichaelJackson is often said to be one, due to his personal amusement park in his home, Neverland Ranch (whose name also connotes this trope) and from being badly abused and denied a childhood when he was young.
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* The late Creator/MichaelJackson is often said to be one, due to his building a personal amusement park in his home, Neverland Ranch (whose name also connotes this trope) and from being badly abused and denied a childhood when he was young.
11th Sep '15 12:12:38 PM RAMChYLD
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* The late Creator/MichaelJackson is often said to be one, due to his personal amusement park in his home, Neverland Ranch (whose name also connotes this trope) and from being badly abused and denied a childhood when he was young.
7th Sep '15 7:06:12 PM Prfnoff
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[[folder:Theater]]
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[[folder:Theater]]* ''Theatre/TheCompleteHistoryOfAmericaAbridged'' depicts UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan as an irresponsible overgrown lap-boy with an undersized puppet body who calls Nancy "Mommy."
3rd Sep '15 8:24:17 AM Fangusu
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I don't think this quote fits, because these days, pretty much everyone agrees that cartoons do not always have to be exclusively for kids.
-> ''"I see a grown man enjoying cartoons."'' -->-- '''Brian Griffin referring to AdamWest''', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
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-> ''"I see a grown man enjoying cartoons."'' -->-- '''Brian Griffin referring to AdamWest''', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
7th Aug '15 6:59:28 AM tropelion
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The character is almost AlwaysMale. This is (presumably) to contrast the differences between him and "normal men" with the normal responsibilities and wisdom of adulthood. The female version is usually split between TheIngenue, the GenkiGirl, or other tropes which highlight an adult woman's child-like attributes rather than her grown-up persona. Manchild has many more negative connotations than TheIngenue; the manchild's immaturity and lack of outward adult behavior is emphasized as being a bad thing versus being an emphasized good thing like TheIngenue's purity and idealism. On the BrainChain, the Man Child occupies a space between The CloudCuckoolander and TheDitz, but without necessarily becoming TheFool. He usually does not have TheFool's [[BornLucky luck]], but he doesn't necessarily play the role of the ButtMonkey either. Although the Man Child is commonly portrayed as being mentally challenged he does not necessarily have to be. In many cases, the character may be very intelligent, and even leave the [[WideEyedIdealist idealism]] aside and be very shrewd in business or career, but this only throws him deep in the UncannyValley when others [[PsychopathicManchild find out his emotional immaturity]]. Alternatively, his childlike qualities/way of thinking, when intelligently applied, can be a ''basis'' for his success as a businessman, in which case he's also TheWonka.
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The character is almost AlwaysMale. This is (presumably) to contrast the differences between him and "normal men" with the normal responsibilities and wisdom of adulthood. The female version is usually split between TheIngenue, the GenkiGirl, or other tropes which highlight an adult woman's child-like attributes rather than her grown-up persona. Manchild has many more negative connotations than TheIngenue; the manchild's immaturity and lack of outward adult behavior is emphasized as being a bad thing versus being an emphasized good thing like TheIngenue's purity and idealism. This is also because of the DoubleStandard most societies have, which exist for various reasons, where they [[MenAreTheExpendableGender expect more from men]] [[MenActWomenAre than they do from women]]. On the BrainChain, the Man Child occupies a space between The CloudCuckoolander and TheDitz, but without necessarily becoming TheFool. He usually does not have TheFool's [[BornLucky luck]], but he doesn't necessarily play the role of the ButtMonkey either. Although the Man Child is commonly portrayed as being mentally challenged he does not necessarily have to be. In many cases, the character may be very intelligent, and even leave the [[WideEyedIdealist idealism]] aside and be very shrewd in business or career, but this only throws him deep in the UncannyValley when others [[PsychopathicManchild find out his emotional immaturity]]. Alternatively, his childlike qualities/way of thinking, when intelligently applied, can be a ''basis'' for his success as a businessman, in which case he's also TheWonka.
22nd Jul '15 11:47:56 PM Rmpdc
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* ''Fanfic/PacificWorldWarIIUsNavyShipgirls'' has Chester, who treats other people's weapons like toys and throws them around without second thought, not to mention acting childish even during the middle of combat.
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* ''Fanfic/PacificWorldWarIIUsNavyShipgirls'' has Chester, who treats other people's peoples' weapons like toys and throws them around without second thought, not to mention acting childish even during the middle of combat.
12th Jul '15 1:44:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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-> ''"[[AnimationAgeGhetto I see a grown man enjoying cartoons]]."''
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-> ''"[[AnimationAgeGhetto I ''"I see a grown man enjoying cartoons]].cartoons."''
3rd Jul '15 4:17:07 PM Rmpdc
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* ''Fanfic/PacificWorldWarIIUsNavyShipgirls'' has Chester, who treats other people's weapons like toys and throws them around without second thought, not to mention acting childish even during the middle of combat.
20th Apr '15 7:42:04 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Find an archive that houses Abyss's career ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness at least starting]] with the Abyss [[TheGimmick gimmick]]) and marvel as he gradually transitions from a WrestlingMonster in Puerto Rico and Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAllaince}}WA to asking if Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} on his lap means he's no longer a virgin in Wrestling/{{TNA}}.
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* Find an archive that houses Abyss's career ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness at least starting]] with the Abyss [[TheGimmick gimmick]]) and marvel as he gradually transitions from a WrestlingMonster in Puerto Rico and Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAllaince}}WA Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA to asking if Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} on his lap means he's no longer a virgin in Wrestling/{{TNA}}.
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