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9th May '16 9:38:16 PM dasuberkaiser
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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', being inspired by ''Literature/BattleRoyale'', is all over this trope.
* ''Literature/LostBoysOfTheCascades'' is a web-original story about children struggling to survive [[OnlyFatalToAdults after a pandemic destroyed the world's adult population.]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', being inspired by ''Literature/BattleRoyale'', is all over this trope.
* ''Literature/LostBoysOfTheCascades'' is a web-original story about children struggling to survive [[OnlyFatalToAdults after a pandemic destroyed the world's adult population.]]
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3rd May '16 2:31:06 AM PaulA
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* In the midst of the post-WorldWarII "baby boom", when the sheer number of young people forced the establishment to pay attention to them, the U.S. voting age was lowered to 18. DC released a four-issue miniseries called ''Prez'', about the first teenage U.S. president. Prez later appeared some years later in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', where he was presented as a MessianicArchetype with an {{Eagleland}} twist.
24th Mar '16 12:20:19 PM Morgenthaler
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24th Mar '16 12:20:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* Just about anything by BretEastonEllis before ''AmericanPsycho''
* In the second novel in the ''HisDarkMaterials'' series, Lyra visits a world where a lot of the adults have been killed off by Specters, monsters that can only harm and be seen by those who have reached puberty. Much of the world is covered in abandoned cities left to gangs of spectre-orphans (until they grow up and get spectre-eaten themselves) while caravans with adults try to keep ahead of the spectres.

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* %%* Just about anything by BretEastonEllis creator/BretEastonEllis before ''AmericanPsycho''
''Literature/AmericanPsycho''
* In the second novel in the ''HisDarkMaterials'' ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' series, Lyra visits a world where a lot of the adults have been killed off by Specters, monsters that can only harm and be seen by those who have reached puberty. Much of the world is covered in abandoned cities left to gangs of spectre-orphans (until they grow up and get spectre-eaten themselves) while caravans with adults try to keep ahead of the spectres.
13th Mar '16 3:31:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* There was an early episode of ''{{Sliders}}'' where Howard Stern had been elected president and lowered the voting age to nine. The young were in power, the mandatory retirement age was in the mid-20's, and everyone over 30 was a second-class citizen. Adults were more or less homeless and drug use was rampant among the youngsters due to the pressures of having to succeed so early.

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* There was an early episode of ''{{Sliders}}'' ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' where Howard Stern had been elected president and lowered the voting age to nine. The young were in power, the mandatory retirement age was in the mid-20's, and everyone over 30 was a second-class citizen. Adults were more or less homeless and drug use was rampant among the youngsters due to the pressures of having to succeed so early.



* ''TheNewTomorrow'', set some unspecified (but presumably quite long) period of time later, wherein the tribes are now settled in to their new world and, for the most part, more peaceful or at least more spread out. Except there are still no adults alive ([[FridgeLogic surely the child survivors from ''Series/TheTribe'' should've grown up and had kids?]])

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* ''TheNewTomorrow'', ''Series/TheNewTomorrow'', set some unspecified (but presumably quite long) period of time later, wherein the tribes are now settled in to their new world and, for the most part, more peaceful or at least more spread out. Except there are still no adults alive ([[FridgeLogic surely the child survivors from ''Series/TheTribe'' should've grown up and had kids?]])



* ''{{Buffyverse}}'':

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2nd Mar '16 4:15:47 PM SpiffyDuck
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* The Who's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqeYrNYGzJc/ "Baba O'Riley"]], sometimes even called ''Teenage Wasteland''
--->Don't cry\\
Don't raise your eye\\
It's only teenage wasteland\\
[...]\\
Teenage wasteland\\
It's only teenage wasteland\\
Teenage wasteland\\
Oh, yeah\\
Teenage wasteland\\
They're all wasted!\\
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16th Jan '16 9:04:14 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' domain of Odaire became a TeenageWasteland when the evil puppet Maligno killed all the adults in the city, forcing the older children to fend for themselves and their young siblings. Subverted in that their society is actually quite functional and civil, and because they've grown up by the time of the Arthaus 3E products.

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The ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' domain of Odaire became a TeenageWasteland when the evil puppet Maligno killed all the adults in the city, forcing the older children to fend for themselves and their young siblings. Subverted in that their society is actually quite functional and civil, and because they've grown up by the time of the Arthaus 3E products. Unfortunately, Maligno and a handful of carionettes are still around, and some of them are eyeing the now-grown children as new targets for DemonicPossession.
2nd Dec '15 2:06:30 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Subverted. [[ActorAllusion The kids are all right]], adult authority in the form of [[TheEmpire The Capitol]] is ''forcing'' them to kill or be killed.
21st Nov '15 11:16:06 AM FF32
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* In the midst of the post-WorldWarII "baby boom", when the sheer number of young people forced the establishment to pay attention to them, the U.S. voting age was lowered to 18. DC released a four-issue miniseries called ''Prez'', about the first teenage U.S. president.

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* In the midst of the post-WorldWarII "baby boom", when the sheer number of young people forced the establishment to pay attention to them, the U.S. voting age was lowered to 18. DC released a four-issue miniseries called ''Prez'', about the first teenage U.S. president. Prez later appeared some years later in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', where he was presented as a MessianicArchetype with an {{Eagleland}} twist.
21st Nov '15 8:04:39 AM Angelus25
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** The ''Buffy'' episode "Band Candy" has [[SmugSnake Ethan Rayne]] magically infuse chocolate to turn adults into teenagers. The results include [[DeanBitterman Snyder]] out partying, Giles reverting to a teen rebel and Joyce macking him, all so the BigBad can allow babies to be sacrificed to a demon.

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** The ''Buffy'' episode "Band Candy" has [[SmugSnake Ethan Rayne]] magically infuse curse chocolate to mentally turn adults into teenagers. The results include [[DeanBitterman Snyder]] out partying, Giles reverting to a teen rebel and Joyce macking him, all so the BigBad can allow steal babies to be sacrificed to a demon.
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