History ManChild / LiveActionTV

25th Mar '17 12:07:12 PM nombretomado
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*** Justified, in that [[spoiler: there was an engagement ring for said girlfriend hidden in the NintendoDS]].

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*** Justified, in that [[spoiler: there was an engagement ring for said girlfriend hidden in the NintendoDS]].UsefulNotes/NintendoDS]].
17th Dec '16 2:13:40 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': While all the characters indulge themselves in childish things, Sheldon insists that ''someone'' take care of him the way his mother would when he's sick (or even just ''home''sick), locks himself in his bedroom where no one else is allowed when he's furious, curls up into a crying ball of sad on his bed when he's embarrassed, runs away from home when he's upset, is practically traumatized by the sound of people arguing[[note]]Although this one may be perfectly justified, as his parents often got into arguments when he was a child and it is also implied that a lot of the arguments were exceedingly violent (he mentioned that his father would start throwing plates and shattering them in the kitchen, and that his mom planned to place glass shards in his father's meatloaf), even when they said to Sheldon that they stopped fighting[[/note]], and is stubborn and petty beyond all reason. The only thing on this planet that can force him to behave rationally when he's angry or depressed is an order from his mother, who Leonard calls "Sheldon's Kryptonite". He also responds positively to being patronized by Penny, especially if he gets a toy robot and a comic book out of it. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Bernadette at one point, after she successfully got him to go to bed by first reasoning with him about the effects of lack of sleep, and then simply treating him like an overgrown child and sending him to bed.

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': While all the characters indulge themselves in childish things, Sheldon insists that ''someone'' take care of him the way his mother would when he's sick (or even just ''home''sick), locks himself in his bedroom where no one else is allowed when he's furious, curls up into a crying ball of sad on his bed when he's embarrassed, runs away from home when he's upset, is practically traumatized by the sound of people arguing[[note]]Although this one may be perfectly justified, as his parents often got into arguments when he was a child and it is also implied that a lot of the arguments were exceedingly violent (he mentioned that his father would start throwing skeet shoot his wife's collectible dinner plates and shattering them in from the kitchen, roof, and that his mom planned to place put glass shards in his father's meatloaf), even when they said to Sheldon that they stopped fighting[[/note]], and is stubborn and petty beyond all reason. The only thing on this planet that can force him to behave rationally when he's angry or depressed is an order from his mother, who Leonard calls "Sheldon's Kryptonite". He also responds positively to being patronized by Penny, especially if he gets a toy robot and a comic book out of it. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Bernadette at one point, after she successfully got him to go to bed by first reasoning with him about the effects of lack of sleep, and then simply treating him like an overgrown child and sending him to bed.
4th Dec '16 1:43:13 PM dmcreif
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*** In season 1, Fisk's armorer Melvin Potter 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 justified as Melvin no longer has Fisk pressuring him or withholding his medications.

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*** In season 1, Fisk's armorer ***Subverted with Melvin Potter 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 justified explained in the show as Melvin no longer has Fisk pressuring him or withholding his medications.



*** [[PsychopathicManChild Kilgrave]] may act sophisticated, but has a hair-trigger temper and almost no self-control to speak of. He has a tendency to [[DisproportionateRetribution use his powers to hurt those who have annoyed or insulted him]] (from making a newsvendor throw scolding 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.

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*** [[PsychopathicManChild Kilgrave]] ***'''[[PsychopathicManChild Kilgrave]].''' He may act sophisticated, but has a hair-trigger temper and almost no self-control to speak of. 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 scolding 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.



*** Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes is largely the genial sort, 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.

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*** Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes is largely the genial sort, 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.
28th Nov '16 7:30:31 PM dmcreif
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*** In season 1, Fisk's armorer Melvin Potter 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. The trope somewhat goes away in season 2, no doubt because Melvin no longer has Fisk pressuring him or withholding his medications.

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*** In season 1, Fisk's armorer Melvin Potter 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. The trope somewhat goes away in In season 2, no doubt because this trait has been dropped, which is justified as Melvin no longer has Fisk pressuring him or withholding his medications.



*** Kilgrave may act sophisticated, but has a hair-trigger temper and almost no self-control to speak of. He has a tendency to [[DisproportionateRetribution use his powers to hurt those who have annoyed or insulted him]] (from making a newsvendor throw scolding hot coffee in his own face, making a gambler to [[UseYourHead put his head through a stone pillar]], 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.

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*** Kilgrave ***[[PsychopathicManChild Kilgrave]] may act sophisticated, but has a hair-trigger temper and almost no self-control to speak of. He has a tendency to [[DisproportionateRetribution use his powers to hurt those who have annoyed or insulted him]] (from making a newsvendor throw scolding hot coffee in his own face, making a an annoying gambler to [[UseYourHead put bash his head through against a stone pillar]], 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.



*** Diamondback, if only because of his absurd amount of hatred for [[spoiler:his own brother]] Luke Cage.

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*** Diamondback, if only because 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 brother]] half-brother]] Luke Cage.
14th Nov '16 12:17:05 AM dmcreif
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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.
***In season 1, Fisk's armorer Melvin Potter 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. The trope somewhat goes away in season 2, no doubt because 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...
***Kilgrave may act sophisticated, but has a hair-trigger temper and almost no self-control to speak of. He has a tendency to [[DisproportionateRetribution use his powers to hurt those who have annoyed or insulted him]] (from making a newsvendor throw scolding hot coffee in his own face, making a gambler to [[UseYourHead put his head through a stone pillar]], 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''
***Diamondback, if only because of his absurd amount of hatred for [[spoiler:his own brother]] Luke Cage.
***Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes is largely the genial sort, 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.
25th Oct '16 8:16:07 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' called "The Starship Tipton", GeorgeTakei played a descendant of London named 'Rome Tipton'. He is usually seen with a teddy bear and acted very much like London. He was even still in school.

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* In one episode of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' called "The Starship Tipton", GeorgeTakei Creator/GeorgeTakei played a descendant of London named 'Rome Tipton'. He is usually seen with a teddy bear and acted very much like London. He was even still in school.
22nd Sep '16 8:39:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'': Jethro Bodine, in spades. Although his emotional and mental immaturity is owed to his lack of education (he's ''proud'' to be a sixth-grade graduate) and awe at being introduced to the Beverly Hills lifestyle.

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* ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'': ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'': Jethro Bodine, in spades. Although his emotional and mental immaturity is owed to his lack of education (he's ''proud'' to be a sixth-grade graduate) and awe at being introduced to the Beverly Hills lifestyle.
31st Aug '16 8:00:42 PM somebob
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* '''Series/SchoolOfRock'' has Mr Finn. He lives with his father and is a failed musician who was kicked out of his former band. The students can associate with him more as he is more on their level.
30th Aug '16 12:16:33 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* Many of the ''Sesame Street'' Muppets are this. They do some classically "adult" things (Bert and Ernie share an apartment, Big Bird lives semi-independently in his nest, Grover has had many jobs). Yet developmentally, they represent the ages of the target audience (Big Bird is developmentally 6, Grover is developmentally 4, and so on, according to WordOfGod).

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* Many of the ''Sesame Street'' ''Series/SesameStreet'' Muppets are this. They do some classically "adult" things (Bert and Ernie share an apartment, Big Bird lives semi-independently in his nest, Grover [[NewJobAsThePlotDemands has had many jobs).jobs]]). Yet developmentally, they represent the ages of the target audience (Big Bird is developmentally 6, Grover is developmentally 4, and so on, according to WordOfGod).
13th Aug '16 11:35:06 PM SamuraiGal
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** Cartoon DonaldTrump is portrayed as this on ''Series/TheLateShowwithStephenColbert'' after the real Creator/DonaldTrump used the "he started it" argument in his beef with TedCruz.
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