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Playing With: Troubling Unchild Like Behavior
Basic Trope: Young children do disturbing grown-up things.
  • Straight: 10-year-old Timmy smokes and drinks.
  • Exaggerated: 5-year-old Timmy smokes, drinks, gets high, has had sex more than once, and has killed a man.
  • Downplayed:
    • 15-year-old Timmy smokes and drinks.
    • Timmy occasionally says bad or dirty words. His parents and other adults feel a little bit uneasy about this.
  • Justified: Timmy has little to no parental supervision, and no real authority figures to be accountable to, so he figures "why not?"
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: A rumor goes around that Timmy smokes and drinks. But it's just that...a rumor.
  • Double Subverted: ...He does routinely get high, though.
  • Parodied: As soon as Timmy is delivered, he cusses his parents, drinks a bottle of vodka, and shoots up.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Timmy occasionally talks back to his parents, but that's about it.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: Timmy, seeing his lack of authority figures, decides to light up because, who would care?
  • Exploited: An older man, seeing Timmy's preference for smoking and drinking, offers to set him up in exchange for...certain favors.
  • Defied: Timmy is offered a cigarette. He says no.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

Young man, you'd better extinguish that cigarette right now. What do you mean "fuck you"? That's it - get back to Troubling Unchildlike Behavior right now.

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