History Main / TeenageWasteland

13th May '17 3:38:48 PM rjd1922
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* An interesting case was that of China when the Communists first took over. For a society that had always relied on an extremely rigid age-based hierarchy, suddenly teenage and young adult members of the Communist Party were given life-or-death power over their elder family and community members. Some of them went a little DrunkWithPower for a while. Curiously, many of those who were members of the original revolution as well as the Cultural Revolution are now leading the Chinese government. Considering that they seem obsessed with keeping things orderly, one wonders if it is a case of a FullCircleRevolution or [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone a result of lessons learned from an anarchic period]]. YMMV of course.

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* An interesting case was that of China when the Communists first took over. For a society that had always relied on an extremely rigid age-based hierarchy, suddenly teenage and young adult members of the Communist Party were given life-or-death power over their elder family and community members. Some of them went a little DrunkWithPower for a while. Curiously, many of those who were members of the original revolution as well as the Cultural Revolution UsefulNotes/CulturalRevolution are now leading the Chinese government. Considering that they seem obsessed with keeping things orderly, one wonders if it is a case of a FullCircleRevolution or [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone a result of lessons learned from an anarchic period]]. YMMV of course.



* ImageBoards, particluarly 4chan, are often stereotyped as such.

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* ImageBoards, particluarly 4chan, Website/FourChan, are often stereotyped as such.
29th Apr '17 11:32:24 AM nombretomado
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* This apparently happened in the backstory of TimothyZahn's ''A Coming of Age'', which takes place on a colony planet where some unknown environmental factor gives preadolescent children powerful telekinetic abilities. This led to an extremely destructive period known as the Lost Generation; by the time of the novel adults have reasserted control, but only by isolating the kids and strictly limiting their access to information.

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* This apparently happened in the backstory of TimothyZahn's Creator/TimothyZahn's ''A Coming of Age'', which takes place on a colony planet where some unknown environmental factor gives preadolescent children powerful telekinetic abilities. This led to an extremely destructive period known as the Lost Generation; by the time of the novel adults have reasserted control, but only by isolating the kids and strictly limiting their access to information.
22nd Apr '17 8:50:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', being inspired by ''Literature/BattleRoyale'', is all over this trope.

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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', being inspired by ''Literature/BattleRoyale'', is all over this trope.
12th Mar '17 5:16:50 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Happens to the children of Springfield in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode [[WholePlotReference "Das Bus"]], which was a parody of ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.

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* Happens to the children of Springfield in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode [[WholePlotReference [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E14DasBus "Das Bus"]], which was a parody of ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.



** The droogs and the [[FutureSlang Nadsat]] slang in the ClockworkOrange are modelled after the ''stilyagi''. Anthony Burgess witnessed them while in the USSR. He himself was mugged by hoodlums known as the "teddy boys" in UK.

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** The droogs and the [[FutureSlang Nadsat]] slang in the ClockworkOrange ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'' are modelled after the ''stilyagi''. Anthony Burgess Creator/AnthonyBurgess witnessed them while in the USSR. He himself was mugged by hoodlums known as the "teddy boys" in UK.
12th Mar '17 5:13:42 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* As mentioned above, the Creator/StanleyKubrick film ''ClockworkOrange'' describes a UK where youth groups are out of control and routinely perform acts of ultraviolence (the term came from this movie, in fact).

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* As mentioned above, the Creator/StanleyKubrick film ''ClockworkOrange'' ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' describes a UK where youth groups are out of control and routinely perform acts of ultraviolence (the term came from this movie, in fact).



* The ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' episode "Miri" featured a planet where a virus had killed off all the adults, leaving the children to look after themselves.

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* The ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' episode "Miri" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E8Miri}} Miri]]" featured a planet where a virus had killed off all the adults, leaving the children to look after themselves.



%% * ''TwentyThirtyCE'', another Canadian Series

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%% * ''TwentyThirtyCE'', ''Series/TwentyThirtyCE'', another Canadian Series



* The ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode "Taking The Stone'' had a slightly similar premise, with the members of a hedonistic tribe suffering from cumulative radiation poisoning in their early twenties. Most of them "[[SuicideIsPainless Take The Stone]]" at around twenty-two years of age, or else join the outcast "Lost People" wandering the abandoned catacombs for the rest of their lives.

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* The ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode "Taking The Stone'' "[[{{Recap/FarscapeS02E03TakingTheStone}} Taking the Stone]]" had a slightly similar premise, with the members of a hedonistic tribe suffering from cumulative radiation poisoning in their early twenties. Most of them "[[SuicideIsPainless Take The Stone]]" at around twenty-two years of age, or else join the outcast "Lost People" wandering the abandoned catacombs for the rest of their lives.



** The ''Buffy'' episode "Band Candy" has [[SmugSnake Ethan Rayne]] 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 steal babies to be sacrificed to a demon.

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** The ''Buffy'' episode "Band Candy" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E6Band Candy}} Band Candy]] " has [[SmugSnake Ethan Rayne]] 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 steal babies to be sacrificed to a demon.



* The Who's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqeYrNYGzJc/ "Baba O'Riley"]], sometimes even called ''Teenage Wasteland''

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* The Who's Music/TheWho's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqeYrNYGzJc/ "Baba O'Riley"]], sometimes even called ''Teenage Wasteland''



* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "The Wacky Molestation Adventure", when the kids cause all of the adults in town to be taken away by social services by claiming they were molested. A couple then comes to the town and finds it in ruins and overrun by children. By this time they've split into factions, developed communities and created bizarre religions. Later we find out that [[AndManGrewProud it's only been ten days since the parents were arrested.]]

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* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "The "[[Recap/SouthParkS4E16TheWackyMolestationAdventure The Wacky Molestation Adventure", Adventure]]", when the kids cause all of the adults in town to be taken away by social services by claiming they were molested. A couple then comes to the town and finds it in ruins and overrun by children. By this time they've split into factions, developed communities and created bizarre religions. Later we find out that [[AndManGrewProud it's only been ten days since the parents were arrested.]]



%% * The ''CodenameKidsNextDoor'' MirrorUniverse, before the intervention of the heroes.

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%% * The ''CodenameKidsNextDoor'' ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' MirrorUniverse, before the intervention of the heroes.
9th Mar '17 11:47:15 AM Bruxist
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* In ''Król Maciuś Pierwszy'' ("King Matt the First") by Janusz Korczak, the eponymous kid monarch orders all adults in his country to go back to school while children take over their jobs, with disastrous results.
24th Feb '17 3:46:50 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Kid Stuff", Mordred uses the Amulet of First Magicks to create a world with no adults in it, which meant that the Justice League and Morgaine le Fey are both banished to the same other dimension as the other adults. At first the world seems like fun for the children, but Mordred soon realizes how he now had to deal with children who missed their parents. Since no adults could exist in that world, Morgaine allows four of the Justice League members to enter it as children so they could restore things to normal.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Kid Stuff", Mordred uses the Amulet of First Magicks to create a world with no adults in it, which meant that the Justice League and Morgaine le Fey are both banished to the same other dimension as the other adults. At first the world seems like fun for the children, but Mordred soon realizes how he now had to deal with children who missed their parents. Since no adults could exist in that world, Morgaine allows four of the Justice League members to enter it as children so they could restore things to normal. Eventually the junior Justice Leaguers trick Mordred into becoming an adult through his magic, which then causes him to be banished into the other dimension with his mother, thus breaking the no-adults spell altogether.
24th Feb '17 3:40:04 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Kid Stuff", Mordred uses the Amulet of First Magicks to create a world with no adults in it, which meant that the Justice League and Morgaine le Fey are both banished to the same other dimension as the other adults. At first the world seems like fun for the children, but Mordred soon realizes how he now had to deal with children who missed their parents. Since no adults could exist in that world, Morgaine allows four of the Justice League members to enter it as children so they could restore things to normal.
24th Feb '17 3:23:47 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''Summer Camp Nightmare'', Camp North Pines becomes one once the teenage [=CITs=] take over, with one of them being the leader of the camp who forces everybody to obey his rules or else be subject to various types of punishment.

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* In ''Summer Camp Nightmare'', Camp North Pines becomes one once the teenage [=CITs=] take over, with one of them being the leader of the camp who forces everybody to obey his rules or else be subject to various types of punishment. One CIT manages to escape and get the police to rescue the children and bring them home while putting the ringleader under arrest.
24th Feb '17 3:21:05 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''Summer Camp Nightmare'', Camp North Pines becomes one once the teenage [=CITs=] take over, with one of them being the leader of the camp who forces everybody to obey his rules or else be subject to various types of punishment.
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