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For the more explicit meaning of "adult", see {{Sex Tropes}}.

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For the more explicit meaning of "adult", see {{Sex Tropes}}.SexTropes.

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* LateComingOut: A character comes out of the closet later in life.


* BasementDweller: A grown man who still lives with their parents.

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* BasementDweller: A grown man who still lives with their his parents.


* AdultFear
* AdultsAreUseless
* AdultsDressedAsChildren
* AdultsOnlyRating
* BornAsAnAdult
* DoubleStandardViolenceChildOnAdult
* FunHatingConfiscatingAdult
* ImmortalImmaturity
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty
* InvisibleToAdults
* KidsVersusAdults
* {{Manchild}}
* MostWritersAreAdults
* NeverGrewUp
* OfficeLady
* OneOfTheKids
* OnlyFatalToAdults
* PsychopathicManchild
* {{Salaryman}}
* SeparatedFromTheAdults
* SheIsAllGrownUp
* ThereAreNoAdults
* TimeToMove
* TokenAdult

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* AdultFear
AdultFear: Adults have phobias that are portrayed as realistic or at least seem so.
* AdultsAreUseless
AdultsAreUseless: Adults are portrayed as idiotic, spiteful, and unhelpful to the youth.
* AdultsDressedAsChildren
AdultsDressedAsChildren: Adults dress up as children.
* AdultsOnlyRating
AdultsOnlyRating: The highest ESRB rating, a game meant for the 18+ audience.
* BornAsAnAdult
BasementDweller: A grown man who still lives with their parents.
* DoubleStandardViolenceChildOnAdult
BornAsAnAdult: A character was born in an adult body.
* FunHatingConfiscatingAdult
DoubleStandardViolenceChildOnAdult: Children physically hurting adults is portrayed as funny. The [[WouldHurtAChild roles reversed]], on the other hand, is downright evil.
* ImmortalImmaturity
FunHatingConfiscatingAdult: A stern adult who takes away children's fun out of sadism.
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty
ImmortalImmaturity: Being immortal doesn't stop you from behaving like a child.
* InvisibleToAdults
ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Once you turn 20, you become immortal.
* KidsVersusAdults
InvisibleToAdults: Children can see things that adults can't.
* {{Manchild}}
KidsVersusAdults: The children and adult characters face a rivalry.
* MostWritersAreAdults
{{Manchild}}: An adult characters who behaves like a child.
* NeverGrewUp
MostWritersAreAdults: Kids in fiction behave a lot like adults as a result of the show's writers being them.
* OfficeLady
NeverGrewUp: Physical maturity does not prevent emotional immaturity.
* OneOfTheKids
OfficeLady: A stereotypical low-level female office employee.
* OnlyFatalToAdults
OneOfTheKids: An adult characters hangs out with children to signify their immaturity.
* PsychopathicManchild
OnlyFatalToAdults: Something that only kills adults.
* {{Salaryman}}
PsychopathicManchild: A completely unstable adult character who possesses childish traits that make them slightly endearing.
* SeparatedFromTheAdults
{{Salaryman}}: Stereotypical low-income Japanese office worker.
* SheIsAllGrownUp
SeparatedFromTheAdults: A child becomes isolated from adult protection and as a result ventures on their own.
* ThereAreNoAdults
SheIsAllGrownUp: Puberty did a woman well.
* TimeToMove
ThereAreNoAdults: Adult characters don't seem to be present in a work.
* TokenAdultTimeToMove: The age of majority approaches and so does the time one has to move out of their parents' house.
* TokenAdult: The only adult member of a group of children or teenagers.


* ImmortalityBeginsAt20

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* OfficeLady



* {{Salary man}

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* {{Salary man}{{Salaryman}}

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* ImmortalityBeginsAt20


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* OneOfTheKids


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* {{Salary man}

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For the more explicit meaning of "adult", see {{Sex Tropes}}.

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An index consisting of tropes specifically related to adults. Adulthood is the stage preceding eldership and following adolescence, at which point teenagers are granted many legal permissions, but also a lot of responsibilities should they chose to move out of their parents' house.

Contrast {{Youngsters}} and TeenageTropes. Compare MaturityTropes and AgingTropes. Will eventually follow into {{Elders}}.
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[[index]]
* AdultFear
* AdultsAreUseless
* AdultsDressedAsChildren
* AdultsOnlyRating
* BornAsAnAdult
* DoubleStandardViolenceChildOnAdult
* FunHatingConfiscatingAdult
* ImmortalImmaturity
* InvisibleToAdults
* KidsVersusAdults
* {{Manchild}}
* MostWritersAreAdults
* NeverGrewUp
* OnlyFatalToAdults
* PsychopathicManchild
* SeparatedFromTheAdults
* SheIsAllGrownUp
* ThereAreNoAdults
* TimeToMove
* TokenAdult
[[/index]]
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