YES, I AM pretty sure I'm using the term correctly.
Now, on Kidz World (spelled with wicked flames at the end), the whole situation results in a few car crashes but ... the show does establish that adults are missing ALL OVER THE PLANET, from the U.S. to France and Taiwan. That really should have way deadlier consequences than three or four fender-benders.
Most of the world's drivers are over 18, and if they just vanished, then Earth would turn into one giant demolition derby. There would be car crashes literally anywhere that isn't a high school parking lot, with children in backseats dying by the millions from things like whiplash and fires and vehicles plunging into rivers/oceans. Many more would perish in pilot-less planes falling out of the sky.
This, only, again, times a 1,000.
There are more horror scenarios to consider here, though. Infants in pools? Drowned. Small children undergoing surgery? All bled to death. Sleeping kids being held by their parents? Dead from severe trauma to the head after they came crashing down onto the floor. I honestly cannot think of a single way that the scenario described in "Misplaced" wouldn't result in fun-sized-casket manufacturers becoming the richest people on Earth.
But fuck that, there are VANDALS TO STOP!
And at the end of "Misplaced," is any of this addressed? Nope, because the whole scenario just wasn't thought through. I'm all for "dark" storylines, but when I started to consider how many children must have died in this episode, I had to go and hug my sleeping toddler to get through writing this entry. He did NOT appreciate being disturbed like that, and neither did I. Seriously, Young Justice, think your fucking plot points through.
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