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Playing With: Former Teen Rebel
Basic Trope: An older character used to be immoral and rebellious when they were younger.
  • Straight:
  • Exaggerated: Bob, who is now the earth's savior, used to be an evil teenage emperor who oppressed all of the adults in a Teenage Wasteland.
  • Downplayed:
    • Bob used to be a teenager with a bad attitude and had a habit of rebelling against authority, but as an adult, he doesn't do that anymore, although he still retains the attitude.
    • Bob used to be a teenage anarchist who usually meant well, but had a bit of attitude problem. Now he's a nice cop who believes in democracy and tries to change the system from within.
  • Justified: Bob realizes and learns from his misbehavior in his youth and decides to turn his life around.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Bob was always a law-aiding citizen. Those were just rumors made up by some Gossipy Hens.
  • Double Subverted: Or at least, that's what he says.
  • Parodied:
    • Bob is said to have been a real rebel during his youth. All he did was poke an antique at a museum.
    • Bob goes from an alcoholic anarchist druggie to kind hearted, but blindly obedient fascist the moment he turns 20 without any explanation unless * you count him saying "that's how grown ups act."
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob never changes from his trouble-making ways that he retained as a teen.
  • Enforced: The creators want an Aesop about how people change.
  • Lampshaded: "Well, look who's decided to grow out of their wild teen years."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: "Just because I'm an adult doesn't mean I will stop doing what I want!"
  • Discussed: "Bob has matured for the better."
  • Conversed: ???

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