History PlayingWith / AdultsAreUseless

17th Jan '16 4:19:28 AM TheTurboTornado
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** The adults [[NotNowKiddo never listen to the kids stories about what's going on,]] making the children feel depressed and leads them to [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption give up]]

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** The adults [[NotNowKiddo never listen to the kids stories about what's going on,]] on]], making the children feel depressed and leads leading them to [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption give up]]up]].
17th Jan '16 4:17:46 AM TheTurboTornado
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** The adults [[NotNowKiddo never listen to the kids stories about what's going on,]] making the children feel depressed and leads them to [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption give up]]


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** One single adult believes them, giving the kids new hope.
16th Jan '15 10:33:30 PM VPhantom
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** The monsters
16th Jan '15 9:50:41 PM Nasrudith
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** In the small town of Adamsville, parents have no idea of the life-threatening situtations their kids go through. For example, teenagers Alice, Bob, and Charlie fight off the supernatural on a daily basis, but no one notices provided they get to school on time and are home for supper.

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** In the small town of Adamsville, parents have no idea of the life-threatening situtations situations their kids go through. For example, teenagers Alice, Bob, and Charlie fight off the supernatural on a daily basis, but no one notices provided they get to school on time and are home for supper.


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** The monsters can only be harmed by children. Adults are aware of it and try to help but the best they can do is to give them mundane supplies that give them no edge against the monsters.


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** The monsters
28th Dec '14 9:57:21 AM AHI-3000
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* '''Downplayed''': Most adults don't seem to be clueless or incompetent and some of them help the young protagonists, although more often than not it falls to the kids to save the day.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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Most adults don't seem to be clueless or incompetent and some of them help the young protagonists, although more often than not it falls to the kids to save the day.day.
** One of two parents (usually the [[BumblingDad father]]) is incompetent.
13th Sep '14 7:36:02 AM Kindle4Light
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** The adults have their own jobs and responsibilities to take care of.
12th Sep '14 6:12:04 PM Kindle4Light
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* '''Parodied''': When danger comes the adults cry for their kids to save them.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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When danger comes the adults cry for their kids to save them.them.
** The second someone turns 18, they receive an IdiotBall for their birthday.



* '''Enforced''':
** The producers are working with a CompetenceZone limited to the average age of the target audience, and anyone not aged 7-15 is useless to the plot.
** The second someone turns 16, they receive an IdiotBall for their birthday.

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* '''Enforced''':
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'''Enforced''': The producers are working with a CompetenceZone limited to the average age of the target audience, and anyone not aged 7-15 is useless to the plot.
** The second someone turns 16, they receive an IdiotBall for their birthday.
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11th Jul '13 8:09:04 PM dclark
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???Bullies and villains are able to psychologically torture the KidHero with the knowledge that his parents and teachers cannot or will not help him.
12th Apr '13 3:29:40 PM VPhantom
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* '''Implied''': Although the children are seen going past various places that have adults in them, they never think to ask them for help, instead focusing on what they can do. The viewer will note that they could ask them for help, despite them seemingly placing more confidence in their own abilities.



* '''Conversed''': "I don't understand these shows. Adults have the experience and dedication but when they're needed, they're never around! Why's that?"

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* '''Conversed''': "I don't understand these shows. Adults have the experience and dedication but when they're needed, they're never around! Why's that?"Why is that?"
* '''Implied''': Although the children are seen going past various places that have adults in them, they never think to ask them for help, instead focusing on what they can do. The viewer will note that they could ask them for help, despite them seemingly placing more confidence in their own abilities.



%%* '''Implied:''': ???
%%* '''Untwisted:''': ???
28th Mar '13 10:06:21 PM Lullabee
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ??? Most adults don't seem to be clueless or incompetent and some of them help the young protagonists, although more often than not it falls to the kids to save the day.
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