History Main / TheAllAmericanBoy

5th Apr '16 10:11:22 PM JustCause
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In many ways, Steve is also subversion. While his personality fits the trope, his childhood is the exact opposite as the child of Irish immigrants growing up in the slums of a city (in the MCU, he's from Brooklyn) during the Great Depression. Steve's complex like that.

to:

** In many ways, Steve is also subversion. While his personality fits the trope, his childhood is the exact opposite as the child of Irish immigrants growing up in the slums of a city (in the MCU, he's from Brooklyn) NYC during the Great Depression. Steve's complex like that.
5th Apr '16 9:23:17 PM JustCause
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In many ways, Steven is also subversion. While his personality fits the trope, his childhood is the exact opposite as the child of Irish immigrants growing up in the slums of a city (in the MCU, he's from Brooklyn) during the Great Depression. Steve's complex like that.

to:

** In many ways, Steven Steve is also subversion. While his personality fits the trope, his childhood is the exact opposite as the child of Irish immigrants growing up in the slums of a city (in the MCU, he's from Brooklyn) during the Great Depression. Steve's complex like that.
5th Apr '16 9:21:41 PM JustCause
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** In many ways, Steven is also subversion. While his personality fits the trope, his childhood is the exact opposite as the child of Irish immigrants growing up in the slums of a city (in the MCU, he's from Brooklyn) during the Great Depression. Steve's complex like that.
22nd Feb '16 2:43:23 PM Knight20
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[AC: Advertising]]

to:

[[AC: [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:
Advertising]]




[[AC:Art]]

to:

\n[[AC:Art]][[/folder]]

[[folder:Art]]




[[AC:Comics]]

to:

\n[[AC:Comics]][[/folder]]

[[folder:Comics]]




[[AC: Fanfiction]]

to:

\n[[AC: [[/folder]]

[[folder:
Fanfiction]]




[[AC:Film]]

to:

\n[[AC:Film]][[/folder]]

[[folder:Film]]




[[AC:Literature]]

to:

\n[[AC:Literature]][[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]




[[AC:Live-Action TV]]

to:

\n[[AC:Live-Action [[/folder]]

[[folder:Live-Action
TV]]




[[AC:Newspaper Comics]]

to:

\n[[AC:Newspaper [[/folder]]

[[folder:Newspaper
Comics]]




[[AC:Radio]]

to:

\n[[AC:Radio]][[/folder]]

[[folder:Radio]]




[[AC:Theater]]

to:

\n[[AC:Theater]][[/folder]]

[[folder:Theater]]




[[AC:Video Games]]

to:

\n[[AC:Video [[/folder]]

[[folder:Video
Games]]




[[AC:Western Animation]]

to:

\n[[AC:Western [[/folder]]

[[folder:Western
Animation]]




[[AC:Real Life]]

to:

\n[[AC:Real [[/folder]]

[[folder:Real
Life]]




to:

[[/folder]]
9th Feb '16 6:05:18 PM Homemaderat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw Augie Doggie]] is a parody of this.

to:

* [[WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw [[WesternAnimation/AugieDoggieAndDoggyDaddy Augie Doggie]] is a parody of this.
5th Feb '16 10:21:03 AM Paranoia
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The titular Chuck of AmazingGraceAndChuck is an example, which is part of what makes his anti-nuclear weapon protest an interesting enough story in-universe that it gathers some attention even before Amazing Grace joins him.

to:

* The titular Chuck of AmazingGraceAndChuck Film/AmazingGraceAndChuck is an example, which is part of what makes his anti-nuclear weapon protest an interesting enough story in-universe that it gathers some attention even before Amazing Grace joins him.
5th Feb '16 10:18:12 AM Paranoia
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* The titular Chuck of AmazingGraceAndChuck is an example, which is part of what makes his anti-nuclear weapon protest an interesting enough story in-universe that it gathers some attention even before Amazing Grace joins him.
2nd Feb '16 8:00:02 PM TitoMosquito
Is there an issue? Send a Message


This species has seldom been seen in recent decades, and naturalists have put it on the endangered species list. The All-American boy is [[CaptainObvious male]], almost always white, typically blond-haired and blue-eyed. He is marked by his love of baseball, by having a skill with rural machinery and hunting firearms beyond his years, and his propensity to emit sounds like "Jeepers!" and "Gee Whiz!". The All-American boy usually dwells in EverytownAmerica in the heart of {{Eagleland}} within which he is as [[FreeRangeChildren free as the air, pedaling everywhere on his bicycle]] or spending hours having innocent fun in his treehouse. He is naive but charming and always polite (the worst he dishes out is "You shut up!"), and he treats his parents (who most likely are a StandardFiftiesFather and a HouseWife) and other elders with respect. He is probably a [[ScoutOut Boy Scout]] (or a Cub Scout if still in elementary school). If he has a sibling, it will be an [[BigBrotherWorship older brother to idolize]] or a little sister [[BigBrotherInstinct to protect]] -- perhaps both.

There are variants of this trope. The geeky variant is similarly characterized by ingenuity, self-reliance, and wholesomeness, but he applies his interest to at-home science experiments and the like. The high-school variety wears a letterman's sweater, plays football or baseball, and spends his off hours using his mechanical skills to restore an old car. You might have a "wilder" boy with a mischievous streak in him, but he'll grow out of it eventually and become the fine, upstanding man his parents raised him to be.

An All-American boy often gets a job as a KidDetective. If he joins the military when he grows up he will almost inevitably become a SouthernFriedPrivate. He may want to see more of the world and venture into TheCity, but expect him to return to his hometown, disillusioned with the citygoers' air of cynicism and greed. Your All American Boy will almost certainly marry his [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend high school sweetheart]], and then settle down to raise a family, with at least one son just like him.

The closest DistaffCounterpart would probably be GirlNextDoor.

to:

This species has seldom been seen in recent decades, and naturalists have put it on the endangered species list. The All-American boy is [[CaptainObvious male]], almost always white, typically blond-haired [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold blond-haired]] and blue-eyed.[[InnocentBlueEyes blue-eyed]]. He is marked by his love of baseball, by having a skill with rural machinery and hunting firearms beyond his years, and his propensity to emit sounds like "Jeepers!" and "Gee Whiz!". The All-American boy usually dwells in EverytownAmerica in the heart of {{Eagleland}} within which he is as [[FreeRangeChildren free as the air, pedaling everywhere on his bicycle]] or spending hours having innocent fun in his treehouse. He is naive but charming and always polite (the worst he dishes out is "You shut up!"), and he treats his parents (who most likely are a StandardFiftiesFather and a HouseWife) and other elders with respect. He is probably a [[ScoutOut Boy Scout]] (or a Cub Scout if still in elementary school). If he has a sibling, it will be an [[BigBrotherWorship older brother to idolize]] or a little sister [[BigBrotherInstinct to protect]] -- perhaps both.

There are variants of this trope. The geeky variant is similarly characterized by ingenuity, self-reliance, and wholesomeness, but he applies his interest to at-home science experiments and the like.like, and wears NerdGlasses. The high-school variety wears a letterman's sweater, plays football or baseball, and spends his off hours using his mechanical skills to restore an old car. You might have a "wilder" boy with a mischievous streak in him, but he'll grow out of it eventually and become the fine, upstanding man his parents raised him to be.

An All-American boy often gets a job as a KidDetective. If he joins the military when he grows up he will almost inevitably become a SouthernFriedPrivate. He may want to see more of the world and venture into TheCity, but expect him to return to his hometown, disillusioned with the citygoers' air of cynicism and greed. Your All American All-American Boy will almost certainly marry his [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend high school sweetheart]], and then settle down to raise a family, with at least one son just like him.

The closest DistaffCounterpart would probably be GirlNextDoor.
GirlNextDoor. Likely grows up to be an AllAmericanFace.




to:

* [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]] is often this in stories about him growing up in his hometown Smallville.



* ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS is closer to this than the name suggests, unlike his [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK British counterpart]].

to:

* ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}} is closer to this than the name suggests, unlike his [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK British counterpart]].



* Joe Hardy in ''Theatre/DamnYankees'' is presented as the model of this, complete with a fictional Hannibal, Missouri upbringing. Few people know that DealWithADevil is what really made him a baseball star.

to:

* Joe Hardy in ''Theatre/DamnYankees'' is presented as the model of this, complete with a fictional Hannibal, Missouri upbringing. Few people know that DealWithADevil DealWithTheDevil is what really made him a baseball star.



* Ninten from ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'' and Ness from ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', both of whom are bat-wielding Everyman boys from a small town.

to:

* Ninten from ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'' and Ness from ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', both of whom are bat-wielding bat-wielding, cap-wearing Everyman boys from a small town.



* Ralphie Tennelli from ''TheMagicSchoolBus''.

to:

* Ralphie Tennelli from ''TheMagicSchoolBus''.''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus''.
20th Dec '15 6:12:31 PM Pichu-kun
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Archie Andrews of ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'', especially in TheFifties and TheSixties.

to:

* Archie Andrews of ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'', ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', especially in TheFifties and TheSixties.
19th Oct '15 12:50:56 PM Prfnoff
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* Joe Hardy in ''Theatre/DamnYankees'' is presented as the model of this, complete with a fictional Hannibal, Missouri upbringing. Few people know that DealWithADevil is what really made him a baseball star.
This list shows the last 10 events of 76. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheAllAmericanBoy