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12The "comedic lolicon" or "comedic shotacon" is a particular type of pedophilic character (a lolicon targets girls, and a shotacon, boys) most commonly found in JapaneseMedia. The names are derived from LoliconAndShotacon.
14Sometimes, a work's creator wishes to 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. [[ValuesDissonance Because of Western media views]], you are highly unlikely to see a lolicon or shotacon outside of Japan-derived works; while Western media can and will use pedophilia for jokes, it tends to contain stronger elements of BlackHumor. Note that the terms do not refer to ''any'' pedophile regardless of portrayal, nor does the existence of this trope imply that the Japanese are more approving of pedophilia.
16Compare/contrast PaedoHunt for portrayals of pedophilia as a villainous trait, and MistakenForPedophile for ''false allegations'' of pedophilia being PlayedForLaughs. The [[ Japanese fashion style]] called "Lolita" and our trope ElegantGothicLolita are only tangentially related.