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* '''Defied''': ???

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* '''Defied''': ???"No no! You tell Aunt Alice I am not babysitting my cousin Billy. In fact, I'll buy them both a bus ticket back to their home town!"
** "But Mom! I don't wanna [[SixthRanger tag along]] with these stuffy grown-ups."



* '''Reconstructed''': Billy meets another local kid in the neighborhood he can play with, someone his age whose personality can bounce off his, someone who can make him relevant to the story.

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* '''Reconstructed''': Billy meets another local kid in the neighborhood he can play with, who's [[RememberTheNewGuy relevant to the story]], someone his age whose personality can bounce off his, someone who can make him relevant to the story.story as well.

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* '''Reconstructed''': Billy meets another local kid in the neighborhood he can play with, someone his age whose personality can bounce off his, someone who can make him relevant to the story.

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** From his point of view, Billy feels he's pretty normal. It's his ''own cousin'' and the main cast he views as the CousinOliver.


* '''Straight''': In season 5 of ''LongRunner'', Billy becomes the SixthRanger.

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* '''Straight''': In season 5 of ''LongRunner'', ''Long Runner'', Billy becomes the SixthRanger.

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** Billy is not the only child in the cast.


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** But, he makes his appearance after the other child characters grow up and "stop being cute" [[RealLifeWritesThePlot (or their actors move onto bigger and better things)]].


** Alternatively, a CoolOldGuy (or other adult character) is added to the roster, in a series (such as a KidCom or a TeenDrama) where most of the cast are children or teenagers.

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** Alternatively, a CoolOldGuy (or other adult character) is added to the roster, in a series (such as a KidCom or a TeenDrama) where most of the cast characters are children or teenagers.


** Alternatively, a CoolOldGuy (or other adult character) is added to the roster.

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** Alternatively, a CoolOldGuy (or other adult character) is added to the roster.roster, in a series (such as a KidCom or a TeenDrama) where most of the cast are children or teenagers.


* '''Subverted''': Billy makes his first appearance and has ADayInTheLimelight, but is then promptly PutOnABus or DemotedToExtra.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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Billy makes his first appearance and has ADayInTheLimelight, but is then promptly PutOnABus or DemotedToExtra.



* '''Double Subverted''': Billy ends up CommutingOnABus.
** The extra screen time, and/or the fact that Billy becomes the AuthorsPet, causes the audience to [[TheScrappy dislike him]].

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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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Billy ends up CommutingOnABus.
** The extra screen time, and/or the fact that Billy becomes the AuthorsPet, CreatorsPet, causes the audience to [[TheScrappy dislike him]].



* '''Averted''': No child characters are introduced.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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No child characters are introduced.


** No new characters are introduced, period.



** "We need to keep our characters "fresh" and possibly open up new plot possibilities".

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** "We need to keep our characters "fresh" [[WereStillRelevantDammit "fresh"]] and possibly open up new plot possibilities".


** Alternatively, a CoolOldGuy is added to the roster.

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** Alternatively, a CoolOldGuy (or other adult character) is added to the roster.


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** Billy is an adult.


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** Billy is a ManChild, OneOfTheKids, TheDitz, and/or TheMillstone.

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** Billy is an AscendedExtra.


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** The extra screen time, and/or the fact that Billy becomes the AuthorsPet, causes the audience to [[TheScrappy dislike him]].


** The [[ExecutiveMeddling executives]] thought it'd be a good idea to add a TokenMiniMoe.

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** The [[ExecutiveMeddling executives]] {{executive|Meddling}}s thought it'd be a good idea to add a TokenMiniMoe.


* '''Enforced''': "We need to keep our characters "fresh" and possibly open up new plot possibilities".

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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':
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"We need to keep our characters "fresh" and possibly open up new plot possibilities".possibilities".
** The [[ExecutiveMeddling executives]] thought it'd be a good idea to add a TokenMiniMoe.


* '''Inverted''': Billy was [[KidAppealCharacter part of the cast from the beginning]].
** Alternatively, an adult character is added to the roster.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Billy was [[KidAppealCharacter part of the cast from the beginning]].
** Alternatively, an adult character a CoolOldGuy is added to the roster.


* '''Basic Trope''': A child character who is introduced mid-series.
* '''Played Straight''': In season 5 of ''LongRunner'', Billy becomes the SixthRanger.

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* '''Basic Trope''': A child character who is introduced mid-series.
* '''Played Straight''': '''Straight''': In season 5 of ''LongRunner'', Billy becomes the SixthRanger. SixthRanger.



* '''Justified''':
** Alice was PutOnABus when she had a baby, but TheBusCameBack, and she now has a little boy with her.
** Billy is actually relevant to the plot.



** Alternatively, an adult character is added to the roster.
* '''Justified''': Alice was PutOnABus when she had a baby, but TheBusCameBack, and she now has a little boy with her.
** Billy is actually relevant to the plot.

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** Alternatively, an adult character is added to the roster. \n* '''Justified''': Alice was PutOnABus when she had a baby, but TheBusCameBack, and she now has a little boy with her.\n** Billy is actually relevant to the plot.



* '''Deconstructed''': Billy upsets the character dynamic, especially if he's the only child character, and especially if he's something of a MouthyKid or other annoyingly bratty type of kid.
* '''Reconstructed''': See Subverted and Downplayed
* '''Parodied''':

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* '''Deconstructed''': Billy upsets the character dynamic, especially if he's the only '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': No
child character, characters are introduced.
* '''Enforced''': "We need to keep our characters "fresh"
and especially if he's something of a MouthyKid or other annoyingly bratty type of kid.
* '''Reconstructed''': See Subverted and Downplayed
* '''Parodied''':
possibly open up new plot possibilities".



* '''Averted''': No child characters are introduced.
* '''Enforced''': "We need to keep our characters "fresh" and possibly open up new plot possibilities."



* '''Defied''': See "Reconstructed"
* '''Discussed''':
* '''Conversed''':
* '''Played For Laughs''': Almost always is.
* '''Played For Drama''': Billy is a LivingMacguffin.

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* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': See "Reconstructed"
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* '''Discussed''':
'''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''':
'''Conversed''': ???
* '''Played For Laughs''': Almost always is.
'''Deconstructed''': Billy upsets the character dynamic, especially if he's the only child character, and especially if he's something of a MouthyKid or other annoyingly bratty type of kid.
* '''Played For Drama''': Billy is a LivingMacguffin.
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???

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