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20th Jun '18 7:03:22 AM redandready45
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* ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'': Stanley Kowalski, who acts like an ill-tempered, violent bully. The "clear the plate" scene is basically this. Stanley smashing his plate in response to Stella reprimanding him for his bad table manners is reminiscent of a child throwing his vegetables on the floor.
20th Jun '18 2:49:23 AM WanderingBrowser
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* ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'' has the one-shot villain Spike, who laughs constantly as he chases after Max and his friends, when he's not [[ScreamingWarrior bellowing and roaring]] or [[SayMyName screaming Norman's name]]. His tone whenever he speaks is always that of a big silly kid who's having too much fun, even as he taunt as a 10-year-old whose father he just murdered that he's going to come back, kill him and eat his heart, or talks about ripping his foes into little tiny pieces. He even [[CombatSadomasochist laughs at his own injuries]], since he's effectively NighInvulnerable.
19th Jun '18 1:58:00 AM Chabal2
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** Lucius the Eternal, in ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' material, is extremely childish, selfish and petulant. He betrays the Loyalists at Isstvan III not because of personal ambition or some epic injustice, but because they don't like him as much as Saul Tarvitz, the man who ''saved all their lives'' by bringing a warning. He falls under type two, with a great degree of personal ''skill'' but absolutely no personal ''maturity''.

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** Lucius the Eternal, in ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' material, is extremely childish, selfish and petulant. He betrays the Loyalists at Isstvan III not because of personal ambition or some epic injustice, but because they don't like him as much as Saul Tarvitz, the man who ''saved all their lives'' by bringing a warning. He falls under type two, with a great degree of personal ''skill'' but absolutely no personal ''maturity''. Didn't stop him from becoming the Champion of Slaanesh, exulting in causing and receiving pain.


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* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' has Sigvald the Magnificent, the setting's Champion of Slaanesh, a 300-year-old 16-year-old. Has been described, with good reason, as an older Joffrey Baratheon (and was even born of a chieftain screwing his sister), and is extremely petulant (he once besieged a city because he didn't like their wine, and has a tendency to stop his MirrorShield-equipped bodyguards so he can admire himself from all angles, ''during a battle'') and unwilling to take responsibility for his failures.
17th Jun '18 7:15:34 AM AdelePotter
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* The title character from ''Theatre/{{Lizzie}}'' is in her thirties, but often acts like a teenager, being prone to fits of temper and having a rather immature and simplistic outlook on the world. This is partially because of her [[LonelyRichKid sheltered upbringing]], and partially because she's been abused and raped by her father since childhood. His control over her is the only life she's ever known. When she finally reaches her RageBreakingPoint, the consequences are... messy. [[SelfMadeOrphan To say the least]].
10th Jun '18 3:05:33 PM AHI-3000
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A) Be [[TheBrute big]] DumbMuscle, frequently mentally-challenged, that operates under someone else's direction. This type may be the most common, and also the most likely to [[JerkassWoobie play to the audience's sympathy]]. Expect him/her to try to PetTheDog, often with [[AndCallHimGeorge disastrous results]]. Could be a subversion of DumbIsGood.

B) Seem superficially powerful and cruel, but have very childish or simplistic goals, motivations or world views. May overlap with OneOfTheKids--''if'' the cruelty part isn't played up to horrifying levels.

C) Actually possess a lot of power, intelligence, and/or prestige, but also have some childish qualities or behaviors, to fit in with a certain aspect of the story being told, or else advertise that there is something seriously wrong with him/her, to make him/her [[NightmareFuel creepier]]. These are most likely to be a story's BigBad.

D) This one is a literal example: Appear [[{{Moe}} cute and harmless]] on the surface, but actually [[CuteAndPsycho be this trope]]. Especially common with female examples, because of [[TheIngenue the stereotype]].

E) Be subject to a personal variation of ValuesDissonance where violent, savage actions are viewed by the character in question in the same light as regular play is viewed by most real children. This variant is often an especially strong source of NightmareFuel due to the uncanny dissonance between his/her childish demeanor and the viciousness of his/her actions.

F) Be completely or largely inexplicable, and the discrepancy between the different parts of their personality PlayedForLaughs.

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\n* A) Be [[TheBrute big]] DumbMuscle, frequently mentally-challenged, that operates under someone else's direction. This type may be the most common, and also the most likely to [[JerkassWoobie play to the audience's sympathy]]. Expect him/her to try to PetTheDog, often with [[AndCallHimGeorge disastrous results]]. Could be a subversion of DumbIsGood.

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B) Seem superficially powerful and cruel, but have very childish or simplistic goals, motivations or world views. May overlap with OneOfTheKids--''if'' the cruelty part isn't played up to horrifying levels.

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C) Actually possess a lot of power, intelligence, and/or prestige, but also have some childish qualities or behaviors, to fit in with a certain aspect of the story being told, or else advertise that there is something seriously wrong with him/her, to make him/her [[NightmareFuel creepier]]. These are most likely to be a story's BigBad.

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D) This one is a literal example: Appear [[{{Moe}} cute and harmless]] on the surface, but actually [[CuteAndPsycho be this trope]]. Especially common with female examples, because of [[TheIngenue the stereotype]].

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E) Be subject to a personal variation of ValuesDissonance where violent, savage actions are viewed by the character in question in the same light as regular play is viewed by most real children. This variant is often an especially strong source of NightmareFuel due to the uncanny dissonance between his/her childish demeanor and the viciousness of his/her actions.

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F) Be completely or largely inexplicable, and the discrepancy between the different parts of their personality PlayedForLaughs.
9th Jun '18 9:53:13 PM OrangenChan
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* N from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', the enigmatic 20-year-old "King" of [[AnimalWrongsGroup Team Plasma]], seems to be the intelligent variant at first due to his association with the villainous AnimalWrongsGroup and childlike behavior (e.g. gleefully dragging you to the Ferris Wheel because he's never been on one before, plus his playroom, which looks like it may as well belong to someone half his age, if not younger due to the ''Pokémon'' universe being full of [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Adorably Precocious Children]]). He describes abstract concepts as if they're equations and machines, refuses to reconsider his beliefs throughout the game despite all evidence to the contrary, has a noticeable arrogant and holier-than-thou streak, and secretly tracks the player around simply to satiate his curiosity and confused mind. Not to mention his Letimotif, which [[OminousMusicBoxTune sounds like a corrupted, broken music box]], adding to his creepiness. Subverted, however, in that he turns out to be a WellIntentionedExtremist [=Manchild=] with NoSocialSkills instead, and once you... [[DefeatMeansFriendship convince him]] that Pokemon aren't really as abused as he thinks, he becomes quite friendly. And then you find out [[NightmareFuel why he was that way to begin with]]... [[spoiler: In short, he was deliberately isolated and sheltered from very early childhood ever since being found by [[ManBehindTheMan Ghethis]], brainwashed to be pure and innocent so Reshiram/Zekrom would deem him worthy. His reaction after Ghethis [[MoralEventHorizon gives him a visceral verbal beatdown at the climax of the story]] is ''very'' reminiscent to that of a very young child who had been disowned and betrayed by his own parents.]]

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* N from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', the enigmatic 20-year-old "King" of [[AnimalWrongsGroup Team Plasma]], seems to be the intelligent variant at first due to his association with the villainous AnimalWrongsGroup and childlike behavior (e.g. gleefully dragging you to the Ferris Wheel because he's never been on one before, plus his playroom, which looks like it may as well belong to someone half his age, if not younger due to the ''Pokémon'' universe being full of [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Adorably Precocious Children]]). He describes abstract concepts as if they're equations and machines, refuses to reconsider his beliefs throughout the game despite all evidence to the contrary, has a noticeable arrogant and holier-than-thou streak, and secretly tracks the player around simply to satiate his curiosity and confused mind. Not to mention his Letimotif, which [[OminousMusicBoxTune sounds like a corrupted, broken music box]], adding to his creepiness. Subverted, however, in that he turns out to be a WellIntentionedExtremist [=Manchild=] with NoSocialSkills instead, and once you... [[DefeatMeansFriendship convince him]] that Pokemon aren't really as abused as he thinks, he becomes quite friendly. And then you find out [[NightmareFuel why he was that way to begin with]]... [[spoiler: In short, he was deliberately isolated and sheltered from very early childhood ever since being found by [[ManBehindTheMan Ghethis]], Ghetsis]], brainwashed to be pure and innocent so Reshiram/Zekrom would deem him worthy. His reaction after Ghethis Ghetsis [[MoralEventHorizon gives him a visceral verbal beatdown at the climax of the story]] is ''very'' reminiscent to that of a very young child who had been disowned and betrayed by his own parents.]]


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** Albeit, it's somewhat downplayed as she's not ''intentionally'' malicious, and she ''[[InnocentlyInsensitive literally has no idea]]'' that she comes across as cruel. On the flip-side, though, [[spoiler:Acro]] definitely seems to think that she's a fully deliberate case of this.
23rd May '18 11:40:09 AM rjd1922
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* King Hamdo from ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' is a power hungry ruler (with more than a passing resemblance to certain African dictators) who throws tantrums and calls for his assistant Abelia to comfort him when things go wrong. He thinks little of human life and often laughs maniacally.

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* King Hamdo from ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' is a power hungry ruler (with more than a passing resemblance to certain African dictators) who throws tantrums and calls for his assistant Abelia to comfort him when things go wrong. He thinks little of human life and often laughs maniacally. Ironic, considering he forces [[ChildSoldiers actual children to kill and die for him]].
22nd May '18 2:49:44 PM VisitorAlex
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* Lance Vance in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories''. He is an adult and a drug dealer, and is probably the only character in the series, at least in this sequel, acting childish, but nevertheless, is a sadistic murderer.
** Catalina in ''VideoGames/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' is a rare female example, Type B to be exact. Aside from being a complete psycho, she throws a tantrum over minor flaws, whines when one of her robberies with CJ fails, and changes her mood in the most arbitrary manner, all like a spoiled 13-year-old brat.

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* Lance Vance in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories''. He Despite being a grown man, he's terribly immature, is an adult and as insecure as a drug dealer, teenager, and is probably the only character in the series, at least in this sequel, acting childish, but nevertheless, is a sadistic murderer.
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prone to take vengeance on any slight he suffers.
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Catalina in ''VideoGames/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' is a rare female example, Type B to be exact. Aside from being a complete psycho, she throws a tantrum over minor flaws, whines when one of her robberies with CJ fails, and changes her mood in the most arbitrary manner, all like a spoiled 13-year-old brat.
20th May '18 12:03:50 PM GainfulPrickle
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* ''VideoGame/Suikoden'' series:

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* ''VideoGame/Suikoden'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series:
20th May '18 12:01:31 PM GainfulPrickle
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*''VideoGame/Suikoden'' series:
** Luca Blight from the second game.
** Childerich from the fifth game.
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