History ManChild / WesternAnimation

30th Apr '16 3:03:11 PM DVB
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** Justified in that this was how his mother raised him. After [[spoiler: his father, a conman and literal rat]] left, Jojo Watterson raised Richard to be unable to do anything himself and instill a fear of everything in him, hence why he is the way he is today. We learn the latter when she attempts to do the same with her grandchildren in an episode (but Nicole put a stop to that.)
17th Apr '16 4:49:02 PM LTR
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* The main characters of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' are all responsible young 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 or if she isn't getting the kind of attention she wants.

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* The main characters of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' are all responsible young adults, more or less, setting aside when they need to be relatable to young children. However, That said:
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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 and insensitive whenever events aren't as exciting as possible or if she isn't getting the kind of attention she wants.wants.
** Rarity has drama queen tendencies that are usually PlayedForLaughs, but, at their worst, they'll cause her to lock herself in a room and refuse to come out like a petulant child and sometimes breaks down and cries with little provocation. Her younger sister can hold it together a lot better than her most of the time.
27th Feb '16 9:16:08 AM Teenlyokofan7777
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* TheEeyore of ChalkZone, Mr. Wilter. Lampshaded in his EvilTeacher roles.

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* TheEeyore of ChalkZone, ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'', Mr. Wilter. Lampshaded in his EvilTeacher roles.roles.
* Mr. Delmas of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' has shades of this--plays games on his computer, for instance.
16th Feb '16 11:24:12 PM IvanovTroping97
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': Timmy Turner will apparently become this in the future, according to his show's LiveActionAdaptation, as pictured above.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': Timmy Turner will apparently become this in the future, according to his show's LiveActionAdaptation, as pictured above.LiveActionAdaptation.
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.
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