History ManChild / ComicBooks

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}}.
10th Oct '15 12:17:11 PM nombretomado
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* Similarly, Rage of Marvel's ''NewWarriors'' was an immature young teen when he got his powers -- which mutated him into the form of a very large and muscular ScaryBlackMan.

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* Similarly, Rage of Marvel's ''NewWarriors'' ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'' was an immature young teen when he got his powers -- which mutated him into the form of a very large and muscular ScaryBlackMan.
8th Jun '15 9:56:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ComicStrip/BrewsterRockit|SpaceGuy, 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.

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* ComicStrip/BrewsterRockit|SpaceGuy, [[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.
8th Jun '15 9:55:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* 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.

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* BrewsterRockit, ComicStrip/BrewsterRockit|SpaceGuy, 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.
5th Jun '15 2:29:14 PM Patachou
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* SuskeEnWiske: Van Zwollem, a mad middle aged man who enjoys playing outside like an infant.

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* SuskeEnWiske: ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske: Van Zwollem, a mad middle aged man who enjoys playing outside like an infant.
26th Feb '15 5:33:11 PM WillBGood
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* [[ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis Superman-Prime]]. It's just Superboy-Prime but with an adult's body.

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* [[ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis Superman-Prime]]. It's Superman-Prime]], who's just Superboy-Prime but with an adult's body.
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