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12th Nov '17 5:23:12 PM NoSpoilerz
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What makes this character stand out is that he is TheSociopath in that he is mostly incapable of feeling empathy, shame or remorse but unlike other sociopaths, his mental immaturity prevents him from imitating emotions or indeed even realising why he [[EntitledBastard He takes his desires for granted and fails to even superficially consider why others would disagree or why he isn't entitled to everything.]] Type C is excepted from this, of course. Whichever version these types of characters qualify as, often they are not fully aware of how nasty their actions actually are. In some cases (though not all), a HeelRealization may cause the character to [[CharacterDevelopment develop into a better person]]. A more innocent or well-intentioned Psychopathic [=Manchild=] may be a NobleDemon.

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What makes this character stand out is that he is TheSociopath in that he is mostly incapable of feeling empathy, shame or remorse but unlike other sociopaths, his mental immaturity prevents him from imitating emotions or indeed even realising why he realizing why [[EntitledBastard He he takes his desires for granted and fails to even superficially consider why others would disagree or why he isn't entitled to everything.]] Type C is excepted from this, of course. Whichever version these types of characters qualify as, often they are not fully aware of how nasty their actions actually are. In some cases (though not all), a HeelRealization may cause the character to [[CharacterDevelopment develop into a better person]]. A more innocent or well-intentioned Psychopathic [=Manchild=] may be a NobleDemon.
5th Nov '17 7:40:01 PM MisterTambourineMan
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** Tiny Tina is literally a child and said to be a psychopath in the game. Gee.
31st Oct '17 2:54:12 PM darkemyst
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* From ''Literature/HarryPotter:'' [[SadistTeacher Dolores Umbridge]], Bellatrix Lestrange, and arguably, [[BigBad Voldemort himself]].

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* From ''Literature/HarryPotter:'' [[SadistTeacher Dolores Umbridge]], Umbridge]] shows varying shades of this in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]''. Bellatrix Lestrange, Lestrange and arguably, arguably [[BigBad Voldemort himself]].himself]] seem to have had some trouble growing up as well.
28th Oct '17 11:38:19 PM Monsund
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* ''Anime/FistOfTheNorthStar'' the Fang Clan are a BanditClan of AmbiguouslyHuman thugs led by their massive father. Who when not killing villagers for supplies, enjoy playing with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8nrmm3H-8A Panda plushies]].

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* ''Anime/FistOfTheNorthStar'' the Fang Clan are a BanditClan of AmbiguouslyHuman thugs led by their massive father. Who when not killing villagers for supplies, enjoy playing with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8nrmm3H-8A Panda plushies]].plushies]] and gushing over people or things they find cute.
28th Oct '17 11:37:43 PM Monsund
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* ''Anime/FistOfTheNorthStar'' the Fang Clan are a BanditClan of AmbiguouslyHuman thugs led by their massive father. Who when not killing villagers for supplies, enjoy playing with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8nrmm3H-8A Panda plushies]].
17th Oct '17 12:49:13 PM MotiveFan
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** Another female variant is Margaret Hallman in "I Love You, Tommy Brown" - a 40 year old woman who acts like a bratty, lovestruck teenager even as she shoots innocent people, abducts a child and molests her former student. The final showdown has her throw a tantrum at the agents, stomping and yelling at them to be quiet.
15th Oct '17 2:23:29 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' features a pretty blatant example of a type A in the form of Silviu Dimir, the DumbMuscle behind the Dimir family's butchering operation in Transylvania. Intellectually disabled, emotionally volatile, and completely dominated by his "mami", he spends his spare time singing little songs about how his [[FantasticRacism fairy victims]] cried while he minced them into sausage meat. [[AbusiveParents Olga]] claims that his disposition is a result of Silviu's father being infected with syphilis at the time of conception, though a good look at the cellars under the farmhouse confirm that this is just the tip of the iceberg...
** Also in Transylvania is Halina Ilyushin, the last surviving [[HumanoidAbomination Phantom Cosmonaut]] of the Red Hand, and a decidedly tragic case of this trope. Having been obsessed with becoming an astronaut since she was a child, Halina was left behind to pursue her dreams when Facility 9 was sealed shut; in the years since then, she's decorated the ceiling of the central chamber with a painted mural of the galaxy, used [[TheVirus the Filth]] to reanimate her dead friends as ReplacementGoldfish, and adopted a father-daughter relationship with the base computer; [[spoiler: during her death scene, she can be heard saying goodnight to it, as if the computer were tucking her into bed]]. Plus, when you're forced to stop her from opening her gateway to the stars, she throws a temper-tantrum and starts screaming about how she was "[[DealWithTheDevil promised]]" that she could see the stars.
** As his appearances across Tokyo continue, it's revealed that [[MouthOfSauron the Black Signal]] is actually a Type C. Despite his immense power and eldritch intellect, he spends quite a few appearances tormenting the citizens of Tokyo for little more than petty amusement, not unlike a child burning ants with a magnifying glass; and while his [[{{Technopath}} supernatural mastery of technology]] is every bit as terrifying as it sounds, sometimes it comes across more like a kid playing with toys - especially in the Manufactory dungeon, where he can be heard cackling over how cool his new security drones are. Plus, towards the end of Issue #10, his many attempts to get players to [[WeCanRuleTogether join in him serving the Dreamers]] sound less like standard villain fare and more [[IJustWantToHaveFriends like genuine appeals for friendship]]. Plus, as it later becomes apparent, the Black Signal is ''[[HorrifyingTheHorror terrified]]'' of [[spoiler: Lilith]], treating her as his own personal monster under the bed. [[spoiler: Players earn immediate and childlike gratitude for unintentionally helping him to overcome his fears.]]
6th Oct '17 6:09:58 AM longWriter
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'': The Storm King has shades of this. [[spoiler: The first thing he does when he's absorbed Celestia's and Luna's powers is to ''play with the Sun and Moon'' using his staff.]]
1st Oct '17 11:50:43 AM Robbyn
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.
* Bizarro and Solomon Grundy from ''Franchise/TheDCU''.
* Amygdala, a minor Franchise/{{Batman}} villain.
** It's a bit of a stretch, but technically you can call most of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s RoguesGallery this. Two-Face, Riddler, Calendar Man, Scarecrow (kinda), Firefly, Maxie Zeus... seeing as how psychology-driven Franchise/{{Batman}} is, it makes sense that all of his villains would be so simply motivated. Most of them are just trying to prove something to Bats, making them the "Childish Motivations" breed.

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.
* Bizarro and Solomon Grundy
''Franchise/TheDCU'':
** ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
%%** Bizarro.
*** Superboy-Prime: An alternate Clark Kent/Kal-El
from ''Franchise/TheDCU''.
* Amygdala,
a minor Franchise/{{Batman}} villain.
world where he was the only superhuman, which was destroyed. After helping to save the universe he spent years in a pocket dimension, (and didn't age or mature past his early teens), which drives him AxCrazy. A dose of ThePunishment from the [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Guardians Of Oa]] gave him the power to traverse dimensions at will and destroy whole planets. To make things worse, he has the power level of the Silver Age Superman (only with a seriously warped morality), almost none of his weaknesses (only red solar energy will keep him in check), and a suit that ensures he is constantly charged with yellow sun energy.
--->'''[[ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis I'LL KILL YOU! I'll KILL YOU TO DEATH!!!]]'''
*** The 90's version of the Toyman certainly counts.
--->"You're a bad mommy, I'm glad I killed your son!"
** It's a bit of a stretch, but technically you can call most of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s RoguesGallery this. Two-Face, Riddler, Calendar Man, Scarecrow (kinda), Firefly, Maxie Zeus... seeing as how psychology-driven Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman is, it makes sense that all of his villains would be so simply motivated. Most of them are just trying to prove something to Bats, making them the "Childish Motivations" breed.



** Humpty Dumpty, a minor villain, is something of a subversion. He's enormously obese and strong, and clearly insane--but not in a way that makes him want to harm anyone. Rather, Humpty is obsessed with making things "better" by taking them apart and putting them back together again, but because he doesn't have any of the skills necessary to do this correctly, he ends up causing destruction and a few deaths instead. However, he doesn't do this maliciously: he sincerely can't tell that what he's doing is wrong, and helps Batgirl when she apprehends him by putting her dislocated arms back into her sockets, proving that he's not evil in any way. He's not in Arkham because he's a mass-murdering psychopath, he's in Arkham because he's ''actually crazy,'' and his doctors even view him as a model patient.
** [[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder The Goddamn Batman]] could easily count as one, between his sadism and his petulance when people aren't impressed by his toys.
** The Mad Hatter is probably the straightest example in all of comicbooks. His delusional obsession with a children's book and his kidnapping and murder tendencies come to mind.

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** *** Humpty Dumpty, a minor villain, is something of a subversion. He's enormously obese and strong, and clearly insane--but not in a way that makes him want to harm anyone. Rather, Humpty is obsessed with making things "better" by taking them apart and putting them back together again, but because he doesn't have any of the skills necessary to do this correctly, he ends up causing destruction and a few deaths instead. However, he doesn't do this maliciously: he sincerely can't tell that what he's doing is wrong, and helps Batgirl when she apprehends him by putting her dislocated arms back into her sockets, proving that he's not evil in any way. He's not in Arkham because he's a mass-murdering psychopath, he's in Arkham because he's ''actually crazy,'' and his doctors even view him as a model patient.
** *** The Mad Hatter is probably the straightest example in all of comicbooks. His delusional obsession with a children's book and his kidnapping and murder tendencies come to mind.
%%*** Amygdala
***
[[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder The Goddamn Batman]] could easily count as one, between his sadism and his petulance when people aren't impressed by his toys.
** Validus, from the ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}''. A mindless powerhouse, easily controlled by his teammates in the Fatal Five. In the original continuity, he turned to actually be the child of Legion founders Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad (time travel was involved).
** ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' villain (and later member of the {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s and TerribleTrio Injustice League) Big Sir is extremely large and powerful, but mentally deficient and easily exploited. He was eventually killed by a bio-engineered bomb designed to look like a small child while he was trying to hug it.
** Larfleeze from ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' has been living alone in a cave for [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld billions of years]] with everything he's ever wanted being brought to him by his mindless constructs. This has given him the temperament of a spoiled three year old. And, as seen in his Christmas Special, he ''believes in Santa Claus''.
** ''ComicBook/TheQuestion'' villain Baby Gun. He looked like an giant toddler and used an air gun at close range to kill people.
--->'''Baby Gun''': Got'nee cake? Got'nee candy? Got'nee ice cream? Ahm'na kill yew!
** ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' has napalm specialist Paulie Skinner, one of the D. D. I. goons who shot the Swamp Thing with a bioelectrical pattern-jamming device and then napalmed his body in an attempt to permanently kill the group's longtime enemy.
The Mad Hatter middle-aged Skinner is probably shown still living with his mom in a boyishly-decorated bedroom, with his mom tucking him into bed and bringing him hot cocoa. His happy dream in that scene shows him as a five-year old (with his balding, mustached, wrinkled head on the straightest dream's toddler body) contentedly waving a rattle on his mother's lap -- though the dream suddenly turns into a nightmare of his mother smothering him as the Swamp Thing, newly returned from space and seeking vengeance for being separated for months from his home and wife, suffocates Skinner under a massive pile of peach blossoms.
* ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'':
%%** SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.
** ComicBook/{{Loki}}, in nearly all of his incarnations, is an ages-old PhysicalGod with incredible intellect, cunning, magical might...and the emotional maturity of a spoiled toddler. His entire motivation for everything he has ever done can be summed up as "Waah, waah, Daddy likes my big brother Thor more than me!" and lashing out in response. In a conversation between his child incarnation and a copy of his former self, the child Loki actually comes across as the wiser and more mature of the two. Teen!Loki also has a bit more maturity due to his guilt over [[spoiler:replacing child Loki]]. It's sort of inevitable that a self-proclaimed God of '''Mischief''' isn't a paragon of maturity.
* Sergeant Crumb, the largest man to serve in the British armed forces, in ''Adventures in the Rifle Brigade''. Possessing strength that is rather unnatural even for a man his size (at one point he punched a man's head clean off his shoulders), and constantly sporting a mindless, toothy smile, he seems incapable of actual speech and only ever says "Ey-oop!" The conclusion reached by his superiors in his official dossier (which mentions several events where he's implied to have killed dozens of people) is: "Mummy, I'm frightened."
** Similarly, Corporal Geezer only says "Yer aht of ordah!" and is one of the most prolific murderers in British history, being tried for over 413 murders before evidence was waived when he was assigned to the Rifle Brigade, which desperately needed a maniac like him to tie it together.
* Gloo from ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' is a CloneDegeneration BlobMonster. Its preferred method of combat is to subject its targets to distorted and deranged pranks and jokes, such as jamming two dozen people into a small car (like a ClownCar) or spraying acidic "seltzer" at victims.
* Bobby in the opening "Euthanized" story of ''ComicBook/HackSlash''. A lot of people think Vlad is a rare good
example in all of comicbooks. His delusional obsession with a children's book and his kidnapping and murder tendencies come because [[YouNoTakeCandle he talks funny]], but he's cleverer than he likes people to mind.think.



* Validus, from the ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}''. A mindless powerhouse, easily controlled by his teammates in the Fatal Five. In the original continuity, he turned to actually be the child of Legion founders Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad (time travel was involved).
* DC's Superboy-Prime: An alternate Clark Kent/Kal-El from a world where he was the only superhuman, which was destroyed. After helping to save the universe he spent years in a pocket dimension, (and didn't age or mature past his early teens), which drives him AxCrazy. A dose of ThePunishment from the [[GreenLantern Guardians Of Oa]] gave him the power to traverse dimensions at will and destroy whole planets. To make things worse, he has the power level of the Silver Age Superman (only with a seriously warped morality), almost none of his weaknesses (only red solar energy will keep him in check), and a suit that ensures he is constantly charged with yellow sun energy.
-->'''[[ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis I'LL KILL YOU! I'll KILL YOU TO DEATH!!!]]'''
* The 90's version of the Toyman certainly counts.
-->"You're a bad mommy, I'm glad I killed your son!"

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* Validus, Alfie O'Meagan from ''ComicBook/NthManTheUltimateNinja'' is stuck at a mental age of ten. He's also a powerful RealityWarper who casually neutralized the ''ComicBook/{{Legion world's nuclear arsenal and thinks nothing of Super-Heroes}}''. A mindless powerhouse, easily controlled by his teammates in turning into Franchise/{{Godzilla}} or [[PlanetEater Galactus]] when he rampages against the Fatal Five. In the original continuity, he turned armies sent to actually be the child of Legion founders Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad (time travel was involved).
stop him.
* DC's Superboy-Prime: An alternate Clark Kent/Kal-El Funland from ''ComicBook/TheSandman''. A SerialKiller who preyed on children at an amusement park, wore Mickey Mouse ears and a world where Big Bad Wolf T-Shirt and liked "playing" with other kids.
-->[[InsistentTerminology Not "fun"]], Fun'''land'''.
** To be clear, he's huge and pretty fat, and probably in his mid-thirties.
** When [[spoiler: Dream [[strike:kills him]] causes him to fall into a magical slumber,]]
he was kindly lets him go having a dream that [[spoiler:all the only superhuman, which was destroyed. After helping to save (dead) children come back and forgive him, and don't laugh at "the funny big giant," and they all play together forever and ever.]]
** And then a panel of pink flowers is shown.
* Gideon Gordon Graves,
the universe he spent years in a pocket dimension, (and didn't age or mature past his early teens), which drives him AxCrazy. A dose BigBad of ThePunishment from the [[GreenLantern Guardians Of Oa]] gave him ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' series, a Type C with some Type B qualities thrown in there just for fun. He's a wealthy and successful entertainment mogul, and the power epitome of a VillainWithGoodPublicity. However, he seems to traverse dimensions at will have the emotional intelligence of a [[ArcNumber seven year-old]]--he's petty, vindictive, possessive, can't handle rejection, and destroy whole planets. To make things worse, just wants people to adore him, even if he has the power level of the Silver Age Superman (only with a seriously warped morality), almost none of his weaknesses (only red solar energy will keep to make them adore him in check), and a suit that ensures he is constantly charged with yellow sun energy.
-->'''[[ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis I'LL KILL YOU! I'll KILL YOU TO DEATH!!!]]'''
* The 90's version of the Toyman certainly counts.
-->"You're a bad mommy, I'm glad I killed your son!"
against their will.



* ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' villain (and later member of the {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s and TerribleTrio Injustice League) Big Sir is extremely large and powerful, but mentally deficient and easily exploited. He was eventually killed by a bio-engineered bomb designed to look like a small child while he was trying to hug it.
* Sergeant Crumb, the largest man to serve in the British armed forces, in ''Adventures in the Rifle Brigade''. Possessing strength that is rather unnatural even for a man his size (at one point he punched a man's head clean off his shoulders), and constantly sporting a mindless, toothy smile, he seems incapable of actual speech and only ever says "Ey-oop!" The conclusion reached by his superiors in his official dossier (which mentions several events where he's implied to have killed dozens of people) is: "Mummy, I'm frightened."
** Similarly, Corporal Geezer only says "Yer aht of ordah!" and is one of the most prolific murderers in British history, being tried for over 413 murders before evidence was waived when he was assigned to the Rifle Brigade, which desperately needed a maniac like him to tie it together.
* Bobby in the opening "Euthanized" story of ''ComicBook/HackSlash''. A lot of people think Vlad is a rare good example because [[YouNoTakeCandle he talks funny]], but he's cleverer than he likes people to think.
* Larfleeze from'' GreenLantern'' has been living alone in a cave for [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld billions of years]] with everything he's ever wanted being brought to him by his mindless constructs. This has given him the temperament of a spoiled three year old.
** And, as seen in his Christmas Special, he ''believes in Santa Claus''.
* ''ComicBook/TheQuestion'' villain Baby Gun. He looked like an giant toddler and used an air gun at close range to kill people.
-->'''Baby Gun''': Got'nee cake? Got'nee candy? Got'nee ice cream? Ahm'na kill yew!
* Funland from ''ComicBook/TheSandman''. A SerialKiller who preyed on children at an amusement park, wore Mickey Mouse ears and a Big Bad Wolf T-Shirt and liked "playing" with other kids.
-->[[InsistentTerminology Not "fun"]], Fun'''land'''.
** To be clear, he's huge and pretty fat, and probably in his mid-thirties.
** When [[spoiler: Dream [[strike:kills him]] causes him to fall into a magical slumber,]] he kindly lets him go having a dream that [[spoiler:all the (dead) children come back and forgive him, and don't laugh at "the funny big giant," and they all play together forever and ever.]]
** And then a panel of pink flowers is shown.
* Alfie O'Meagan from ''ComicBook/NthManTheUltimateNinja'' is stuck at a mental age of ten. He's also a powerful RealityWarper who casually neutralized the world's nuclear arsenal and thinks nothing of turning into Franchise/{{Godzilla}} or [[PlanetEater Galactus]] when he rampages against the armies sent to stop him.
* Gideon Gordon Graves, the BigBad of the ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' series, a Type C with some Type B qualities thrown in there just for fun. He's a wealthy and successful entertainment mogul, and the epitome of a VillainWithGoodPublicity. However, he seems to have the emotional intelligence of a [[ArcNumber seven year-old]]--he's petty, vindictive, possessive, can't handle rejection, and just wants people to adore him, even if he has to make them adore him against their will.

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* ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' villain (and later member of the {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s and TerribleTrio Injustice League) Big Sir is extremely large and powerful, but mentally deficient and easily exploited. He was eventually killed by a bio-engineered bomb designed to look like a small child while he was trying to hug it.
* Sergeant Crumb, the largest man to serve in the British armed forces, in ''Adventures in the Rifle Brigade''. Possessing strength that is rather unnatural even for a man his size (at one point he punched a man's head clean off his shoulders), and constantly sporting a mindless, toothy smile, he seems incapable of actual speech and only ever says "Ey-oop!" The conclusion reached by his superiors in his official dossier (which mentions several events where he's implied to have killed dozens of people) is: "Mummy, I'm frightened."
** Similarly, Corporal Geezer only says "Yer aht of ordah!" and is one of the most prolific murderers in British history, being tried for over 413 murders before evidence was waived when he was assigned to the Rifle Brigade, which desperately needed a maniac like him to tie it together.
* Bobby in the opening "Euthanized" story of ''ComicBook/HackSlash''. A lot of people think Vlad
''ComicBook/TheTenSeconders'': Damage is a rare good example because [[YouNoTakeCandle he talks funny]], super-strong super-durable rampaging beast, but he's cleverer than he likes people to think.
* Larfleeze from'' GreenLantern'' has been living alone in a cave for [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld billions of years]] with everything he's ever wanted being brought to him by his mindless constructs. This has given him the temperament of a spoiled three year old.
** And, as seen in his Christmas Special, he ''believes in Santa Claus''.
* ''ComicBook/TheQuestion'' villain Baby Gun. He looked like an giant toddler and used an air gun at close range to kill people.
-->'''Baby Gun''': Got'nee cake? Got'nee candy? Got'nee ice cream? Ahm'na kill yew!
* Funland from ''ComicBook/TheSandman''. A SerialKiller who preyed on children at an amusement park, wore Mickey Mouse ears and a Big Bad Wolf T-Shirt and liked "playing" with other kids.
-->[[InsistentTerminology Not "fun"]], Fun'''land'''.
** To be clear, he's huge and pretty fat, and probably in his mid-thirties.
**
actually very childlike. When [[spoiler: Dream [[strike:kills him]] causes he confronts The Scientist, he simply slaps Damage, puts him to fall into a magical slumber,]] he kindly lets him go having a dream that [[spoiler:all the (dead) children come back and forgive him, and don't laugh at "the funny big giant," and they all play together forever and ever.]]
** And
time-out, then a panel of pink flowers is shown.
* Alfie O'Meagan from ''ComicBook/NthManTheUltimateNinja'' is stuck at a mental age of ten. He's also a powerful RealityWarper who casually neutralized the world's nuclear arsenal and thinks nothing of turning
has him march into Franchise/{{Godzilla}} or [[PlanetEater Galactus]] when he rampages against the armies sent to stop him.
* Gideon Gordon Graves, the BigBad of the ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' series,
sea on a Type C with some Type B qualities thrown in there just for fun. He's a wealthy and successful entertainment mogul, and the epitome of a VillainWithGoodPublicity. However, he seems to have the emotional intelligence of a [[ArcNumber seven year-old]]--he's petty, vindictive, possessive, can't handle rejection, and just wants people to adore him, even if he has to make them adore him against their will.fool's errand.



* Gloo from ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' is a CloneDegeneration BlobMonster. Its preferred method of combat is to subject its targets to distorted and deranged pranks and jokes, such as jamming two dozen people into a small car (like a ClownCar) or spraying acidic "seltzer" at victims.
* ComicBook/{{Loki}}, in nearly all of his incarnations, is an ages-old PhysicalGod with incredible intellect, cunning, magical might...and the emotional maturity of a spoiled toddler. His entire motivation for everything he has ever done can be summed up as "Waah, waah, Daddy likes my big brother Thor more than me!" and lashing out in response. In a conversation between his child incarnation and a copy of his former self, the child Loki actually comes across as the wiser and more mature of the two. Teen!Loki also has a bit more maturity due to his guilt over [[spoiler:replacing child Loki]]. It's sort of inevitable that a self-proclaimed God of '''Mischief''' isn't a paragon of maturity.
* ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' has napalm specialist Paulie Skinner, one of the D. D. I. goons who shot the Swamp Thing with a bioelectrical pattern-jamming device and then napalmed his body in an attempt to permanently kill the group's longtime enemy. The middle-aged Skinner is shown still living with his mom in a boyishly-decorated bedroom, with his mom tucking him into bed and bringing him hot cocoa. His happy dream in that scene shows him as a five-year old (with his balding, mustached, wrinkled head on the dream's toddler body) contentedly waving a rattle on his mother's lap -- though the dream suddenly turns into a nightmare of his mother smothering him as the Swamp Thing, newly returned from space and seeking vengeance for being separated for months from his home and wife, suffocates Skinner under a massive pile of peach blossoms.
* ''ComicBook/TheTenSeconders'': Damage is a super-strong super-durable rampaging beast, but he's actually very childlike. When he confronts The Scientist, he simply slaps Damage, puts him into time-out, then has him march into the sea on a fool's errand.
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** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'': [[EvilPrince Aran]] acts like a [[EvilIsPetty jilted five years]] old when talking to Makoto through the first half of the series. Also, his debut as Kamen Rider Necrom really gave off the vibe of a rich kid showing off a new toy. Mind you, he is at least 18 by physical age and 140 by actual age. Realizing the error of the Ganma ways removed the psychopatic part and left him with only occassional bouts of harmless immaturity.
** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': [[PerpetualSmiler Pallad]] acts like ignored child after Emu kept refusing to fight him. His playful attitude does nothing to alleviate the fact that his prefered game is Kamen Rider Chronicle, where civilian fight Bugsters to death.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'': [[EvilPrince Aran]] acts like a [[EvilIsPetty jilted five years]] old when talking to Makoto through the first half of the series. Also, his debut as Kamen Rider Necrom really gave off the vibe of a rich kid showing off a new toy. Mind you, he is at least 18 by physical age and 140 by actual age. Realizing the error of the Ganma ways removed the psychopatic psychopathic part and left him with only occassional bouts of harmless immaturity.
immaturity like complaining about minor things that humans usually takes for granted.
** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': [[PerpetualSmiler Pallad]] acts like Parado]] gets bored extremely easily and will not stand unless properly entertained. His usual reaction to being ignored by [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Emu]] is pretty much the same as that of child after Emu kept refusing to fight him. being ignored by parents. His playful attitude does nothing to not impair his TheChessmaster qualities or alleviate the fact that his prefered game is [[DeadlyGame Kamen Rider Chronicle, Chronicle]], where civilian [[AnyoneCanDie civilians]] fight Bugsters [[MonsterOfTheWeek Bugsters]] to death.death. [[spoiler: As it turns out this is largely because he was created as six years old's ImaginaryFriend.]]
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