History ManChild / LiveActionTV

18th Sep '17 8:42:17 PM Mortvana
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** Tom and John-Ralphio also fit. They started Entertainment 720 together so they could look cool. The business tanks into debt in about 2 months because they didn't know that companies have to make money.

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** Tom and John-Ralphio Jean-Ralphio also fit. They started Entertainment 720 together so they could look cool. The business tanks into debt in about 2 months because they didn't know that companies have to make money.
14th Sep '17 10:37:16 PM fairlyfelonious
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* [[LovableRogue Neal Caffrey]] from ''{{Series/White Collar}}'' shows shades of this. When Peters tells him it's wrong to have nice things you haven't earned his reaction is a childish "why not?". Also, whatever mistakes he makes always seem to because he can't keep his feelings in check.
** Multiple characters also lampshade his tendency to fail to completely think through the consequences of his actions, and inability to grow up. Sara, his ex/current girlfriend, tells him that he has a tendency to live with his head in the clouds, and [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Peter]] tells him he can either be a con or a man, not both, in an effort to encourage him to get his life on track. In fact, he and his wife [[ParentalSubstitute often give him advice that a parent normally would]], despite the fact that they are not actually old enough to be his parents. Because he's so immature, in some ways, and didn't have much of a relationship with his real parents, this still works.

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* [[LovableRogue Neal Caffrey]] from ''{{Series/White Collar}}'' shows shades of this. When Peters Peter tells him it's wrong to have nice things you haven't earned his reaction is a childish "why not?". Also, whatever mistakes he makes always seem to because he can't keep his feelings in check.
** Multiple characters also lampshade his tendency to fail to completely think through the consequences of his actions, and inability to grow up. Sara, his His ex/current girlfriend, girlfriend Sara tells him that he has a tendency to live with his head in the clouds, and [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Peter]] Agent Peter Burke]] actually calls him Peter Pan several times early in the series, and tells him he can either be a con or a man, not both, in an effort to encourage him to get his life on track. In fact, he and his wife [[ParentalSubstitute often give him advice that a parent normally would]], despite the fact that they are not actually old enough to be his parents. Because he's so immature, in some ways, and didn't have much of a relationship with his real parents, this still works.
12th Sep '17 10:34:26 PM fairlyfelonious
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** '''Mozzie''' (exasperated, after Neal steals a painting despite the fact that it would be obvious that it was him): You're like a child.

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** '''Mozzie''' (exasperated, after Neal steals a painting despite the fact that it would be obvious that it was him): [[LampshadeHanging You're like a child.]]
12th Sep '17 10:32:00 PM fairlyfelonious
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* Neal Caffrey from ''{{Series/White Collar}}'' shows shades of this. When Peters tells him it's wrong to have nice things you haven't earned his reaction is a childish "why not?". Also, whatever mistakes he makes always seem to because he can't keep his feelings in check.

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* [[LovableRogue Neal Caffrey Caffrey]] from ''{{Series/White Collar}}'' shows shades of this. When Peters tells him it's wrong to have nice things you haven't earned his reaction is a childish "why not?". Also, whatever mistakes he makes always seem to because he can't keep his feelings in check.check.
** Multiple characters also lampshade his tendency to fail to completely think through the consequences of his actions, and inability to grow up. Sara, his ex/current girlfriend, tells him that he has a tendency to live with his head in the clouds, and [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Peter]] tells him he can either be a con or a man, not both, in an effort to encourage him to get his life on track. In fact, he and his wife [[ParentalSubstitute often give him advice that a parent normally would]], despite the fact that they are not actually old enough to be his parents. Because he's so immature, in some ways, and didn't have much of a relationship with his real parents, this still works.
**'''Mozzie''' (exasperated, after Neal steals a painting despite the fact that it would be obvious that it was him): You're like a child.
30th Aug '17 4:17:13 AM WillBGood
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** The First Doctor. He sees himself as a dignified old man but his maturity level is closer to that of a fourteen-year-old, loving showing off to girls, being surly to authority figures, struggling with social skills, incredible self-centredness, gleeful meddling and boundless curiosity (not to mention his somewhat [[DesignatedParents vertical relationship with Ian and Barbara]] and his [[OneOfTheKids incredibly parallel relationship with Vicki]]). Later canon pretty much states the 'old man' aspects of his character were actually just a childlike attempt to look important. All this said, all of his later incarnations trust him to the point of seeing him as an authority over them.

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** The First Doctor. He sees himself as a dignified old man but his maturity level is closer to that of a fourteen-year-old, fourteen-year-old: loving showing off to girls, being surly to authority figures, struggling with social skills, incredible self-centredness, gleeful meddling and boundless curiosity (not to mention his somewhat [[DesignatedParents vertical relationship with Ian and Barbara]] and his [[OneOfTheKids incredibly parallel relationship with Vicki]]). Later canon pretty much states the 'old man' aspects of his character were actually just a childlike attempt to look important. All this said, all of his later incarnations trust him to the point of seeing him as an authority over them.
1st Aug '17 1:51:12 AM G-Editor
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* Marvel's Netflix universe:
** ''Series/Daredevil2015''
*** Wilson Fisk is socially awkward and prone to lethal outbursts of violence. When he gets really frustrated, he balls his fists and contorts his face in a remarkably babyish fashion, usually signalling the onset of a beatdown.
*** Subverted with Melvin Potter. When we first meet him, he comes across as a really big kid. When Matt shows up at his workshop, he acts like he's going to punished by his parent for it. In season 2, this trait has been dropped, which is explained in the show as Melvin no longer has Fisk pressuring him or withholding his medications.
** ''Series/JessicaJones2015''
*** Ruben, Jessica's upstairs neighbor. Kilgrave outright calls him a "milquetoast man-boy". Speaking of which...
*** '''[[PsychopathicManChild Kilgrave]].''' He may act sophisticated, but has a hair-trigger temper and no self-control. He has a tendency to [[DisproportionateRetribution use his powers to hurt those who have annoyed or insulted him]] (from making a newsvendor throw scalding hot coffee in his own face, making an annoying gambler [[UseYourHead bash his head against a wooden column]], and ordering two house slaves to rip the skin off each others' faces if he doesn't get back within a certain time), hates not getting his way, and [[NeverMyFault refuses to take responsibility for his actions]]. Towards the end of the season it is revealed that he gained his powers when he was a child and that may have caused him to have this permanent mindset.
** ''Series/LukeCage2016''
*** Willis "Diamondback" Stryker is in fact a pretty intelligent and manipulative ArmsDealer, having been involved in the production of the [[AbnormalAmmo Judas bullet]] and convincing Mariah to sell it to the NYPD. But then there's his absurd amount of hatred for [[spoiler:his own half-brother]] Luke Cage.
*** Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes is largely the genial and sophisticated criminal, but can terrifyingly blow his top. When things go wrong, all the smiles and good humor in the world won't stop him from beating you to death with his bare hands until there's more blood outside than in. He is also one to engage in destroying his own things by throwing them or smashing them with a baseball bat when there's no one around to use as a punching bag.
14th Jul '17 1:43:15 AM Flame
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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' usually goes with PsychopathicManchild, but a benign version would appear from time to time, too.
** ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'': [[PluckyComicRelief Shunpei Nara]] is [[GenkiGirl overly enthusiastic]], has [[TheGlomp little regard]] for personal space and trips over himself every so often.
** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave Nico Saiba]] is 18, but you couldn't tell from the way she acts and dresses. She is a {{Troll}}, who decorates her room with TastesLikeDiabetes and grates on people's nerves with her [[ManicPixieDreamGirl cheerful]] [[PluckyGirl attitude]].
8th Jul '17 12:45:16 PM CG-Druid
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has Xander Harris. He sometimes behaves like a child and comes very immature. In a sequel in the third season, an enchanted chocolate is distributed in Sunnydale, which mentally brings the adults back to the level of children and teenagers. Xander says he does not feel any change even after three plates of chocolate.
** The villains from the sixth season, Warren, Johnathan, and Andrew are simply nerds who have decided to be evil for fun. The three often behave like children in their performances, starting in an episode of the actor who was the best James Bond. In another episode, Andrew paints a picture of the very conspicuous Death Star on the car of the three, with whom they want to observe Buffy. All three always make references to pop culture, and argue like children.


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* Connor Temple from ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' also often behaves childish and immature. He is constantly joking, and often makes references to pop culture. It is even a running gag, that he always gets into trouble, and must be saved. In the later seasons, however, he becomes a little more mature.
30th Jun '17 12:48:56 PM zookx1
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* Roger Bailey Jr. of the series ''Series/MyFamily'' is an irrationally optimistic character who has a somewhat infantile perception of the world, as a result of his doting mother's over-parenting. His idea of a fun stag night is making balloon animals and he is an ardent collector of Lord of the Rings figurines. It is later revealed that his mother still cuts his food up for him.
15th May '17 2:08:44 AM AP
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* ''Series/IronFist'' is stunted emotionally due to his childhood trauma and being taught to suppress his emotions by the monks who raised him. Because of this, he often acts childish in front of his peers (such as switching seats during a meeting so he can sit by Joy), not understanding social norms (such as going into Colleen's dojo to spar), or losing his temper (such as when he fresked out at Ward for his bullying as children).
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