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Oecchi
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07:19:09 PM Apr 2nd 2013
There's still a lot of examples on here that would fit better under Man Child...maybe we should cut some of them?
MacronNotes
07:40:53 AM Apr 3rd 2013
I think it would be better to just move them to Man Child if they are not there already. In fact, I'll probably start cleaning the examples later today.
LongLiveHumour
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12:40:56 PM Feb 5th 2013
edited by LongLiveHumour
Suggestion for page quote:
Rory: Dad, I'm thirty-one, I don't have a Christmas List any more.
The Doctor: I DO!
Doctor Who, "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"

Appropriate?
Telcontar
moderator
01:00:58 PM Feb 5th 2013
That sounds more like Man Child, a related trope.
Stoogebie
topic
08:20:17 AM May 22nd 2012
edited by Stoogebie
Can anyone tell me why some editor keeps changing the trope titles? What was wrong with the original name? In fact, this may even be worse than the original name...one would have to be an adult to qualify for this trope, whereas now the new title implies anyone over 12 who doesn't quite act like it will count for this trope.
Oreochan
08:29:38 AM May 22nd 2012
This isn't some editor going around renaming tropes, the name was changed as per TRS. T It's because Adult Child is getting heavy misuse for Man Child, a childish adult in general and Kiddie Kid (which is a relatively new trope) along with other tropes. Adult Child's definition is an adult becomes more childish by hanging out with kids or at least only acting that towards them. Here's the TRS thread.
Oreochan
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03:35:09 PM May 11th 2012
These examples need more context if they are to be added back to the page. Remember, in order to be this trope, a character's immaturity or childishness must come from hanging out with kids or at least only acting that way to them. This isn't just a childish adult in general.

    Live Action Tv 
  • Howie Gordon from the American version of Big Brother.

    Video Games 

    Webcomics 
Stoogebie
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10:06:20 AM May 13th 2011
I know this is called Adult Child, but what if there's a 17-year-old boy who happens to act really immature for his age (accentuated by a 14/15-year-old Team Mom counterpart)? Would it be this trope, or at least a borderline case?
Stoogebie
08:20:48 AM May 22nd 2012
Never mind. He'd probably be a Kiddie Kid at most, but potentially this trope too.
69.118.200.57
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08:35:12 PM Sep 19th 2010
So, how is this different from Man Child? If there's any difference, I'd like to see it here.
ading
03:32:01 AM Feb 24th 2011
Adult Child isn't actually related to Man Child, but it is often confused with Man Child. Man Child is an adult who acts like a child. Adult Child is an adult who spends a lot of time around children.
MarqFJA
03:33:08 PM Jan 15th 2012
Then why does Man Child's article considers Adult Child a subtrope of Man Child?
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