restrictive laws. Mac's Mom in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends zigzags this trope. Subverted with Magnus Bane. Shows up frequently in Not Always Learning, the authority communication in the 21st Century figures depicted often neglect or flat out refuse to help or look after kids they're in charge of, and some of them actively attempt to sabotage them. And it's not luck that lets Onizuka get through to them, it's the sheer fact that they are incapable of hurting, beating, embarrassing or otherwise driving him away. Kids are not amused.
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Satou Kashi no Dangan wa Uchinukenai : Nagisa comes to this conclusion after talking with her teacher about her friend's abusive father. In Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, the playable character and his crew are all highly-trained military personnel. The problem with this is that it implies that there's no point in telling adults about your problems because they'd either disbelieve you or be too useless to help. Summed up in this" from one senior student: "Someone please fetch one of the competent tutors." Averted in the Young Wizards series, where the adult wizards actually listen to and believe the child wizardsnote "So, a talking speck of light told you that the book. Averted in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Vivid, where Einhart is captured and befriended by the adult cast very early on, before she even gets the chance to meet (and fight) Vivio. As for Jo, her father gets clued in, but can't use the mirror.
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