Created By: lexicon on October 28, 2012 Last Edited By: lexicon on October 30, 2012

Generational Tropes

Tropes about children of children and so on and so fourth.

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What you get when you add The Parent Trope to it's offspring, Son of Trope, Daughter of Index. Especially applies when you add the parent's parent or the offspring's offspring. Also applies to any ancestor/descendant connection. Extended Family Tropes count too since they are related through the generations. Anyone who fits the age of about 20 years or so apart counts too. If they are in an immediate family and the same generation they belong in Sibling Tropes.


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  • October 28, 2012
    Is there a trope related to children having to be the "grownups" of the household (due to the parents being Cloudcuckoolanders, or in other ways dysfunctional, irresponsible, or chasing childish or hedonistic whims)? If not, maybe I'll start one and it can go in this index. It's often been a part of the Gen X or Joneser experience growing up particularly--whether it be the "latchkey kid" phenomenon, dealing with a succession of "step-parents" (or Mom or Dad's boyfriend/girlfriend of the month), parents' all-night parties at the house, etc. That 70s Show reflected and parodied it some (with Hyde's dysfunctional mother and paternal abandonment), and to lighter effect with the Pinciottis--but largely averted with the Foremans); Cold Case sometimes includes tragic tales of people growing up in the worst of these situations; and I know there are many other examples.
  • October 28, 2012
    That sounds like Promotion To Parent but maybe not the same thing since you're not talking about the parent being dead.
  • October 28, 2012
  • October 28, 2012
    Sounds like any other The Parent Trope.
  • October 30, 2012
    I'm planing on launching this so if anyone has anything to add please do so.