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6th Dec, 2018 08:58:40 AM

Competence Zone for the more general sense, where anyone outside a specific age band are either dead weight or opposing forces

7th Dec, 2018 01:32:50 PM

Not exactly. What I was looking for was the conflict itself, as in how the kids and the adults are treated by the story as if they are longstanding enemies, even though one of them will become the other within two decades.

7th Dec, 2018 01:45:16 PM

Yep, that's Competence Zone. Adults Are Useless and Teens Are Monsters are subtropes focusing on specific "unhelpful at best" portrayals of those outside the zone.

7th Dec, 2018 03:46:41 PM

^ it's specifically about which side the story favors, right...

And that trope doesn't even require such conflict in the first place.