History ManChild / ComicBooks

21st Oct '17 11:05:19 PM Fangusu
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} is sometimes interpreted as a competent, downplayed variation, which is understandable. Zorro gave him the idea of becoming a superhero after his parents' death, and he never gave up on that plan. Alfred Pennyworth continues parenting Batman even after the latter reaches adulthood. He keeps tons of [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys toys]], and gets along very well with people who are much younger than himself, such as Batgirl and Robin. Furthermore, nearly all of his regular antagonists [[PsychopathicManchild have immature dispositions]].

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} is sometimes interpreted as a competent, downplayed variation, which is understandable. Zorro gave inspired in him the idea of becoming a superhero after his parents' death, superhero, and he never gave up on that plan. Alfred Pennyworth continues parenting Batman even after the latter reaches adulthood. He keeps tons of [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys toys]], and gets along very well with people who are much younger than himself, such as Batgirl and Robin. Furthermore, nearly all of his regular antagonists [[PsychopathicManchild have immature dispositions]].
21st Oct '17 11:02:16 PM Fangusu
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} is sometimes interpreted as a competent, downplayed variation, which is understandable. Zorro gave him the idea of becoming a superhero after his parents' death, and he never gave up on that plan. Alfred Pennyworth continues looking after Batman even after the latter reaches adulthood. He keeps tons of [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys toys]], and gets along very well with people who are much younger than himself, such as Batgirl and Robin. Furthermore, nearly all of his regular antagonists [[PsychopathicManchild have immature dispositions]].

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} is sometimes interpreted as a competent, downplayed variation, which is understandable. Zorro gave him the idea of becoming a superhero after his parents' death, and he never gave up on that plan. Alfred Pennyworth continues looking after parenting Batman even after the latter reaches adulthood. He keeps tons of [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys toys]], and gets along very well with people who are much younger than himself, such as Batgirl and Robin. Furthermore, nearly all of his regular antagonists [[PsychopathicManchild have immature dispositions]].
21st Oct '17 11:01:13 PM Fangusu
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} is sometimes interpreted as a competent, downplayed variation, which actually makes a lot of sense. As a child, he was inspired by Zorro ([[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries or maybe the Gray Ghost]]) to become a superhero after his parents' death, followed through with that plan into adulthood, keeps tons of [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys cool toys and souvenirs]] around his mansion, is taken care of by the same butler all the way from childhood to adulthood, seems to get along very well with people who are much younger than him such as Batgirl and Robin, and often has to fight against [[PsychopathicManchild psychotic individuals with immature dispositions]].

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} is sometimes interpreted as a competent, downplayed variation, which actually makes a lot of sense. As a child, he was inspired by is understandable. Zorro ([[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries or maybe gave him the Gray Ghost]]) to become idea of becoming a superhero after his parents' death, followed through with and he never gave up on that plan into adulthood, plan. Alfred Pennyworth continues looking after Batman even after the latter reaches adulthood. He keeps tons of [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys cool toys toys]], and souvenirs]] around his mansion, is taken care of by the same butler all the way from childhood to adulthood, seems to get gets along very well with people who are much younger than him himself, such as Batgirl and Robin, and often has to fight against Robin. Furthermore, nearly all of his regular antagonists [[PsychopathicManchild psychotic individuals with have immature dispositions]].
11th Oct '17 11:50:33 AM DVB
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* [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] often comes across this way, but for a different reason--he's a young boy ([[ComicBookTime or sometimes teenager]]) named Billy who can [[HenshinHero transform]] into an adult superhero. Early on the two forms had [[SuperpoweredAlterEgo different personalities]], but most modern interpretations make them the same person, acting like a CheerfulChild in both forms (though Marvel gets a bit of maturity from having the Wisdom of Solomon as one of his powers).

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* [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] (of DC fame, formerly Fawcett) often comes across this way, but for a different reason--he's a young boy ([[ComicBookTime or sometimes occasionally young teenager]]) named Billy who can [[HenshinHero transform]] into an adult superhero. Early on the two forms had [[SuperpoweredAlterEgo different personalities]], but most modern interpretations make them the same person, acting like a CheerfulChild in both forms (though Marvel gets a bit of maturity from having the Wisdom of Solomon as one of his powers).
11th Oct '17 11:48:50 AM DVB
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} is sometimes interpreted as a competent, downplayed variation, which actually makes a lot of sense. As a child, he was inspired by Zorro ([[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries or maybe the Gray Ghost]]) to become a superhero after his parents' death, followed through with that plan into adulthood, keeps tons of [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys cool toys and souvenirs]] around his mansion, is taken care of by the same butler all the way from childhood to adulthood, seems to get along very well with people who are much younger than him such as Batgirl and Robin, and often has to fight against [[PsychopathicManchild psychopathic manchildren]].

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} is sometimes interpreted as a competent, downplayed variation, which actually makes a lot of sense. As a child, he was inspired by Zorro ([[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries or maybe the Gray Ghost]]) to become a superhero after his parents' death, followed through with that plan into adulthood, keeps tons of [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys cool toys and souvenirs]] around his mansion, is taken care of by the same butler all the way from childhood to adulthood, seems to get along very well with people who are much younger than him such as Batgirl and Robin, and often has to fight against [[PsychopathicManchild psychopathic manchildren]].psychotic individuals with immature dispositions]].
11th Jun '17 7:57:18 AM lillolillo
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* [[ComicStrip/BrewsterRockitSpaceGuy BrewsterRockit]], from ''Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!'', is shown to be a manchild, even having book tapes on coloring books, and being exceedingly stupid. It is implied that he originally had average human intelligence, but his intelligence and maturity decreased substantially due to the government overdosing him on memory wipes.
* DeadPool ventures in and out of this, DependingOnTheWriter. In some cases, he is a genuine man child whose combination of serious psychiatric issues combined with a brain that is constantly regenerating itself leave him someone with attention deficit disorder who is obsessed with collecting toys from Happy Meals and will drink Drano just for the hell of it. In other cases, it's all a carefully planned act to get people to dismiss him as a lunatic and not realize what a lethally efficient and dangerous mercenary he is...until the bullet goes into their brain, the katana sword goes into their heart, or the well thought out plan you had no idea he was executing is played out right under your nose. Characters who are either smart or know him are aware that he is someone you do ''not'' want to underestimate, no matter who is doing the writing.

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* [[ComicStrip/BrewsterRockitSpaceGuy BrewsterRockit]], from ''Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!'', ''ComicStrip/BrewsterRockitSpaceGuy'': Brewster Rockit is shown to be a manchild, even having book tapes on coloring books, and being exceedingly stupid. It is implied that he originally had average human intelligence, but his intelligence and maturity decreased substantially due to the government overdosing him on memory wipes.
* DeadPool Comicbook/{{Deadpool}} ventures in and out of this, DependingOnTheWriter. In some cases, he is a genuine man child whose combination of serious psychiatric issues combined with a brain that is constantly regenerating itself leave him someone with attention deficit disorder who is obsessed with collecting toys from Happy Meals and will drink Drano just for the hell of it. In other cases, it's all a carefully planned act to get people to dismiss him as a lunatic and not realize what a lethally efficient and dangerous mercenary he is...until the bullet goes into their brain, the katana sword goes into their heart, or the well thought out plan you had no idea he was executing is played out right under your nose. Characters who are either smart or know him are aware that he is someone you do ''not'' want to underestimate, no matter who is doing the writing.



* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': Nero, who still has a very childish way of looking at the world. For instance: he is the only adult who still writes a letter to UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}}.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'':
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Nero, who still has a very childish way of looking at the world. For instance: he is the only adult who still writes a letter to UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}}.



* [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] often comes across this way, but for a different reason--he's a young boy ([[ComicBookTime or sometimes teenager]]) named Billy who can [[HenshinHero transform]] into an adult superhero. Early on the two forms had [[SuperpoweredAlterEgo different personalities]], but most modern interpretations make them the same person, acting like a CheerfulChild in both forms (though Marvel gets a bit of maturity from having the Wisdom of Solomon as one of his powers).
* [[ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis Superman-Prime]], who's just Superboy-Prime but with an adult's body.
* ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske: Van Zwollem, a mad middle aged man who enjoys playing outside like an infant.

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* [[{{Shazam}} [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] often comes across this way, but for a different reason--he's a young boy ([[ComicBookTime or sometimes teenager]]) named Billy who can [[HenshinHero transform]] into an adult superhero. Early on the two forms had [[SuperpoweredAlterEgo different personalities]], but most modern interpretations make them the same person, acting like a CheerfulChild in both forms (though Marvel gets a bit of maturity from having the Wisdom of Solomon as one of his powers).
* [[ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis Superman-Prime]], ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'': Superman-Prime, who's just Superboy-Prime Comicbook/SuperboyPrime but with an adult's body.
* ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske: ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'':
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Van Zwollem, a mad middle aged man who enjoys playing outside like an infant.
18th Mar '17 6:56:08 AM Taskmaster123
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* DeadPool ventures in and out of this, DependingOnTheWriter. In some cases, he is a genuine man child with whose combination of serious psychiatric issues combined with a brain that is constantly regenerating itself leave him someone with attention deficit disorder who is obsessed with collecting toys from Happy Meals and will drink Drano just for the hell of it. In other cases, it's all a carefully planned act to get people to dismiss him as a lunatic and not realize what a lethally efficient and dangerous mercenary he is...until the bullet goes into their brain, the katana sword goes into their heart, or the well thought out plan you had no idea he was executing is played out right under your nose. Characters who are either smart or know him are aware that he is someone you do ''not'' want to underestimate, no matter who is doing the writing.

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* DeadPool ventures in and out of this, DependingOnTheWriter. In some cases, he is a genuine man child with whose combination of serious psychiatric issues combined with a brain that is constantly regenerating itself leave him someone with attention deficit disorder who is obsessed with collecting toys from Happy Meals and will drink Drano just for the hell of it. In other cases, it's all a carefully planned act to get people to dismiss him as a lunatic and not realize what a lethally efficient and dangerous mercenary he is...until the bullet goes into their brain, the katana sword goes into their heart, or the well thought out plan you had no idea he was executing is played out right under your nose. Characters who are either smart or know him are aware that he is someone you do ''not'' want to underestimate, no matter who is doing the writing.
18th Mar '17 6:55:45 AM Taskmaster123
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* DeadPool ventures in and out of this, DependingOnTheWriter. In some cases, he is a genuine man child with whose combination of serious psychiatric issues combined with a brain that is constantly regenerating itself leave him someone with attention deficit disorder who is obsessed with collecting toys from Happy Meals and will drink Drano just for the hell of it. In other cases, it's all a carefully planned act to get people to dismiss him as a lunatic and not realize what a lethally efficient and dangerous mercenary he is...until the bullet goes into their brain, the katana sword goes into their heart, or the well thought out plan you had no idea he was executing is played out right under your nose. Characters who are either smart or know him are aware that he is someone you do ''not'' want to underestimate, no matter who is doing the writing.
22nd Jul '16 11:38:44 AM Fangusu
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* Quite a few interpretations of Franchise/{{Batman}}. Which actually makes a lot of sense. He was clearly inspired by Zorro ([[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries or maybe the Gray Ghost]]) to become a super hero after his parents' death (and followed through with that childhood plan into adult hood!), keeps tons of [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys cool toys and souvenirs]] around his mansion, is still taken care of by the same butler he's had since childhood and seems to get along very well with people much younger than him like Batgirl and Robin.
** In keeping with the EvilCounterpart theme of his RoguesGallery, most of Batman's villains are the [[PsychopathicManchild psychopathic]] variant of this trope.

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* Quite Franchise/{{Batman}} is sometimes interpreted as a few interpretations of Franchise/{{Batman}}. Which competent, downplayed variation, which actually makes a lot of sense. He As a child, he was clearly inspired by Zorro ([[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries or maybe the Gray Ghost]]) to become a super hero superhero after his parents' death (and death, followed through with that childhood plan into adult hood!), adulthood, keeps tons of [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys cool toys and souvenirs]] around his mansion, is still taken care of by the same butler he's had since all the way from childhood and to adulthood, seems to get along very well with people who are much younger than him like such as Batgirl and Robin.
** In keeping with the EvilCounterpart theme of his RoguesGallery, most of Batman's villains are the
Robin, and often has to fight against [[PsychopathicManchild psychopathic]] variant of this trope.psychopathic manchildren]].
31st Jan '16 1:58:11 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': Nero, who still has a very childish way of looking at the world. For instance: he is the only adult who still writes a letter to {{Sinterklaas}}.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': Nero, who still has a very childish way of looking at the world. For instance: he is the only adult who still writes a letter to {{Sinterklaas}}.UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}}.
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