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Playing With: There Are No Adults
Basic Trope: In a story about children or teens, no adults seem to be present.
  • Straight: All visible characters - heroes, villains, and background characters - are under 18.
  • Exaggerated: All visible characters are under 12.
  • Downplayed: All the main characters are children, but a few adults are shown in the background.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: A Token Adult shows up and decides to accompany the heroes.
  • Double Subverted:
    • The Token Adult dies or goes missing.
    • The "adult" was really two children disguised as an adult.
  • Parodied: Only older adults (those over 50) have been wiped out, and the survivors are worried that it's the end of the world, just as if all the adults had died.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Characters of all ages coexist.
  • Enforced: "We want the show to appeal to children. Let's make all the characters Free-Range Children, and show as few adults as possible."
  • Lampshaded: "Why aren't there any adults present? And why don't we have any memory of our own parents?"
  • Invoked: The villains release a toxin that is Only Fatal to Adults.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Not applicable. (This trope is beyond human control.)
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "It's strange how this show never depicts any adults. Do these kids live alone or what?"
  • Deconstructed: Society is falling apart due to the lack of adults.
  • Reconstructed: Laws are made and enforced by robots, or by Teen Geniuses.
  • Played For Laughs: The children do dumb things because they are too young to know better.

Let's go back to There Are No Adults. Maybe we'll find adults there.

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