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26th Jan '16 7:39:00 PM azul120
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'': At the beginning of the series, Lyon-O was placed as a child in a stasis pod to keep him from aging while Jaga drove their spaceship to the third planet. His pod was damaged and functioned imperfectly, so unlike the others he still physically matured inside and he eventually left it as an adult, thus making it a case of JustifiedTrope.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'': At the beginning of the series, Lyon-O Lion-O was placed as a child in a stasis pod to keep him from aging while Jaga drove their spaceship to the third planet. His pod was damaged and functioned imperfectly, so unlike the others he still physically matured inside and he eventually left it as an adult, thus making it a case of JustifiedTrope.JustifiedTrope. * ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' takes this to extremes.
29th Nov '15 7:37:02 PM MrTree1776
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* ''WesternAnimation/MoonbeamCity'': [[CanadaEh Canadian-born]] police officer [[TheRival Rad Cunningham]]. [[PsychopathicManchild So]]. [[NotAllowedToGrowUp Very]]. [[UpToEleven Much]], to the point that it actually becomes weaponized by several characters in multiple episodes in order to resolve the plot.
21st Sep '15 12:29:08 PM Talisguy
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Despite having grown up an orphan living on the streets, Bolin is pretty immature for his age and circumstance. Justified in that his older brother Mako has done a lot to shelter him from the worst aspects of their lives, and essentially raised him on his own. There's a tinge of deconstruction to Bolin's treatment because it shows the consequences of raising a manchild on the person who shelters them from reality. Mako is emotionally stunted due to having fixated for so long on raising Bolin. His romantic relationships feature him playing the part of [[DeclarationOfProtection a protective figure]], and when a girl proves she doesn't need his help he loses interest.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Despite having grown up an orphan living on the streets, Bolin is pretty immature for his age and circumstance. Justified in that his older brother Mako has done a lot to shelter him from the worst aspects of their lives, and essentially raised him on his own. There's a tinge of deconstruction to Bolin's treatment because it shows the consequences of raising a manchild on the person who shelters them from reality. Mako is emotionally stunted due to having fixated for so long on raising Bolin. His romantic relationships feature him playing the part of [[DeclarationOfProtection a protective figure]], and when a girl proves she doesn't need his help he loses interest. [[CharacterDevelopment They both eventually get better.]]
24th Aug '15 6:35:54 PM Honeypie
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--> "I wanna be the baby!"
24th Jul '15 7:25:08 PM nombretomado
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* Toki Wartooth from ''{{Metalocalypse}}''. He has a teddy bear, eats candy, collects model airplanes, says "Wowee", and has a childish naivety for certain subjects such as sex. He also drinks, swears, and [[spoiler:goes on the occasional murderous rampage]].
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* Toki Wartooth from ''{{Metalocalypse}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''. He has a teddy bear, eats candy, collects model airplanes, says "Wowee", and has a childish naivety for certain subjects such as sex. He also drinks, swears, and [[spoiler:goes on the occasional murderous rampage]].

* WesternAnimation/MrBogus.
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* WesternAnimation/MrBogus.''WesternAnimation/MrBogus''.
30th Jun '15 8:34:29 AM rafi
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* The Mayor from ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' eventually wound up becoming this. * Ray Stantz, one of TheRealGhostbusters, is a more subdued version of this trope. While mature and perfectly capable of looking after himself, Ray still possesses an almost childlike idealism and enthusiasm for life. Ironically, this actually helps the Ghostbusters lure the Boogieman when they learn that the monster is attracted to people who think like children.
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* The Mayor from ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' eventually wound up becoming this. * Ray Stantz, one of TheRealGhostbusters, ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', is a more subdued version of this trope. While mature and perfectly capable of looking after himself, Ray still possesses an almost childlike idealism and enthusiasm for life. Ironically, this actually helps the Ghostbusters lure the Boogieman when they learn that the monster is attracted to people who think like children.

* Homer Simpson from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', especially after Season 10.
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* Homer Simpson from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', especially ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'',. The most immature in the family, even more so than his son Bart. Especially after Season 10.

* SpongebobSquarepants.
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* SpongebobSquarepants.''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. He's old enough to hold down a job and live on his own, but is so immature and goofy that he's been referred to as a kid on multiple occasions.

* The Warden of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}''. And how! * Amethyst from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' often comes off as this. She's lazy and immature. * ''{{Thundercats}}'': At the beginning of the series, Lyon-O was placed as a child in a stasis pod to keep him from aging while Jaga drove their spaceship to the third planet. His pod was damaged and functioned imperfectly, so unlike the others he still physically matured inside and he eventually left it as an adult, thus making it a case of JustifiedTrope.
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* The Warden of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}''. And how! Even lampshaded by the Mistress. * Amethyst from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' often comes off as this. She's lazy and immature. ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Some of her antics are reminiscent of a teenager acting out. Her yelling "I don't wanna!" when Garnet tells her to go back to the temple in "Tiger Millionaire" is a good demonstration. [[spoiler:She's actually quite young in comparison to the other Gems, having been created on Earth instead of hailing from Gemworld.]] This is further enforced by the fact that during Greg's flashback in "Story for Steven" she's much younger in appearance than she is now. * ''{{Thundercats}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'': At the beginning of the series, Lyon-O was placed as a child in a stasis pod to keep him from aging while Jaga drove their spaceship to the third planet. His pod was damaged and functioned imperfectly, so unlike the others he still physically matured inside and he eventually left it as an adult, thus making it a case of JustifiedTrope.

* As with the comic example above, Captain Marvel in WesternAnimation/YoungJustice is really a kid. However, none of the teens know his real form, so he definitely comes off as being this trope.
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* As with the comic example above, Captain Marvel in WesternAnimation/YoungJustice ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' is really a kid. However, none of the teens know his real form, so he definitely comes off as being this trope.
3rd Jun '15 11:47:19 AM Arha
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Most of them are responsible adults. Ish. Celestia also doesn't act particularly immature, she's just a bit of a tease.
* The main characters of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' are all responsible young adults (with the possible exception of [[CloudCuckoolander Pinkie Pie]]). Their behavior, on the other hand, often ranges from emotionally immature (generally, to set up a [[{{Aesop}} lesson in friendship]]) to downright childish. For example, take the following ''bon mot'' from cosmopolitan fashion designer and social climber Rarity, upon hearing that a game of Pin the Tail on the Pony is starting: "Oh, my favorite game! Can I go first? Can I have the purple tail?" ** In all fairness, the characters ''are'' ponies. Also taking potential culture into account, they may have different concepts of aging and maturity.
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* The main characters of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' are all responsible young adults (with adults, more or less, setting aside when they need to be relatable to young children. However, Pinkie Pie acts like an excitable six year old and seems incapable of holding a serious conversation or actually reading the mood. She can be surprisingly neurotic whenever events aren't as exciting as possible exception of [[CloudCuckoolander Pinkie Pie]]). Their behavior, on or if she isn't getting the other hand, often ranges from emotionally immature (generally, to set up a [[{{Aesop}} lesson in friendship]]) to downright childish. For example, take the following ''bon mot'' from cosmopolitan fashion designer and social climber Rarity, upon hearing that a game kind of Pin the Tail on the Pony is starting: "Oh, my favorite game! Can I go first? Can I have the purple tail?" ** In all fairness, the characters ''are'' ponies. Also taking potential culture into account, they may have different concepts of aging and maturity.attention she wants.

*** On that note, Princess Celestia, who otherwise is a very ReasonableAuthorityFigure, likes to play pranks on her subjects and rejoices when a snooty upper-class gala is ruined because she finds it boring. Might be justified as a logical result of [[ImmortalImmaturity having lived for over a thousand years at least]].
20th May '15 5:23:34 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* Lucius from ''JimmyTwoShoes''. * The titular character of ''JohnnyBravo''. He's in his mid to late 20s, still lives with his mother, throws temper tantrums when he doesn't get what he wants, spends much of his time playing with toys, has a lot of childlike interests, and he sleeps with a teddy bear and baby blanky often while sucking his thumb, on the other hand he's pretty perverted and constantly hits on women.
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* Lucius from ''JimmyTwoShoes''. ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. * The titular character of ''JohnnyBravo''.''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo''. He's in his mid to late 20s, still lives with his mother, throws temper tantrums when he doesn't get what he wants, spends much of his time playing with toys, has a lot of childlike interests, and he sleeps with a teddy bear and baby blanky often while sucking his thumb, on the other hand he's pretty perverted and constantly hits on women.
15th May '15 10:00:48 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* ''GravityFalls'' character Soos is described as this by the show's promotional material and website. Given that he's a semi-CloudCuckoolander who's OneOfTheKids, this is a given.
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* ''GravityFalls'' ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' character Soos is described as this by the show's promotional material and website. Given that he's a semi-CloudCuckoolander who's OneOfTheKids, this is a given.

* Pops from ''RegularShow'', save the fact that he's the opposite of LiteralMinded.
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* Pops from ''RegularShow'', ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', save the fact that he's the opposite of LiteralMinded.
7th May '15 6:51:33 PM Particleman
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* Peter Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
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* Peter Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' wavers between this and PsychopathicManchild.
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