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The names are derived from ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' and the main character from ''Anime/{{Gigantor}}'' respectively, while "-con" is short for "complex"; the term "lolicon" entered the Japanese lexicon by way of Russell Trainer's pseudopsychological work, ''The Lolita Complex''.


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The names are derived from ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' and the main character from ''Anime/{{Gigantor}}'' respectively, while "-con" is short for "complex"; the term "lolicon" entered the Japanese lexicon by way of Russell Trainer's pseudopsychological work, ''The Lolita Complex''.


* ''Works that fetishize children''. A genre term that also includes audiences such fetishization is aimed at. Such works are prohibited on TVTropes under the [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit Content Policy]]. The words "loli" and "shota" when used to refer to children carry implications that such fetishization is occurring; thus these words may not be used on TVTropes to refer to children.

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* ''Works that fetishize children''. A genre term that also includes audiences such fetishization is aimed at. Such works are prohibited on TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes under the [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit Content Policy]]. The words "loli" and "shota" when used to refer to children carry implications that such fetishization is occurring; thus these words may not be used on TVTropes [=TVTropes=] to refer to children.


* ''Paedophiles used as a source of BlackHumour''. These overlook the damaging aspect of pedophilia and use a pedophile character for comedic purposes. Therefore, rather than being played to repulse the audience, a lolicon or shotacon in mainstream works is normally treated as being a little creepy, but ultimately harmless. Troped under {{lolicon}} and {{shotacon}}. Sometimes MistakenForPedophile applies.

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* ''Paedophiles used as a source of BlackHumour''. These overlook the damaging aspect of pedophilia and use a pedophile character for comedic purposes. Therefore, rather than being played to repulse the audience, a lolicon or shotacon in mainstream works is normally treated as being a little creepy, but ultimately harmless. Troped under {{lolicon}} and {{shotacon}}.ComedicLolicon. Sometimes MistakenForPedophile applies.


* ''Paedophiles used as a source of BlackHumour''. These overlook the damaging aspect of pedophilia and use a pedophile character for comedic purposes. Therefore, rather than being played to repulse the audience, a lolicon or shotacon in mainstream works is normally treated as being a little creepy, but ultimately harmless. Troped under [to be decided]. Sometimes MistakenForPedophile applies.

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* ''Paedophiles used as a source of BlackHumour''. These overlook the damaging aspect of pedophilia and use a pedophile character for comedic purposes. Therefore, rather than being played to repulse the audience, a lolicon or shotacon in mainstream works is normally treated as being a little creepy, but ultimately harmless. Troped under [to be decided].{{lolicon}} and {{shotacon}}. Sometimes MistakenForPedophile applies.

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Lolicon and shotacon are terms that are used to refer to several types of paedophilia or hebephilia in the context of Japanese works. What the terms exactly refer to can vary from one use thereof to others.

The names are derived from ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' and the main character from ''Anime/{{Gigantor}}'' respectively, while "-con" is short for "complex"; the term "lolicon" entered the Japanese lexicon by way of Russell Trainer's pseudopsychological work, ''The Lolita Complex''.

Some of the common meanings:
* ''Paedophiles used as a source of BlackHumour''. These overlook the damaging aspect of pedophilia and use a pedophile character for comedic purposes. Therefore, rather than being played to repulse the audience, a lolicon or shotacon in mainstream works is normally treated as being a little creepy, but ultimately harmless. Troped under [to be decided]. Sometimes MistakenForPedophile applies.
* ''Paedophiles as a source of drama''. The predominant portrayal especially in Western works, these are sexual predators who invoke AdultFear and {{squick}}. The associated tropes are {{Ephebophile}}, PaedoHunt and other SexualHarassmentAndRapeTropes.
* ''Works that fetishize children''. A genre term that also includes audiences such fetishization is aimed at. Such works are prohibited on TVTropes under the [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit Content Policy]]. The words "loli" and "shota" when used to refer to children carry implications that such fetishization is occurring; thus these words may not be used on TVTropes to refer to children.

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