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3rd May '16 10:19:05 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Simon from ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' is an orphan. Adopted and raised by the mistress of chambermaids, he has no family to pine for when evil comes and he is forced to flee his home. His orphaning [[MosesInTheBullrushes becomes a plot point later]].

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* Simon from ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' is an orphan. Adopted and raised by the mistress of chambermaids, he has no family to pine for when evil comes and he is forced to flee his home. His orphaning [[MosesInTheBullrushes [[MosesInTheBulrushes becomes a plot point later]].
27th Apr '16 7:53:19 AM davelerner
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* In ''Literature/BabeRuthManTankGladiator'', Babe Ruth lost his parents in the Boobquakes, and lived at the the Saint D'Clause School for Little Bastards.[[note]]In real life, Ruth's father sent him to St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, a reformatory and orphanage at the age of 7.[[/note]]
24th Apr '16 7:51:04 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'': Shinji, Asuka and Touji's mothers died several years before the beginning of the story. Rei has no mother because she's a clone. All of them are HumongousMecha pilots.
19th Apr '16 2:14:12 AM totoofze47
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* Most of the Strawhat crew in ''Manga/OnePiece'' are victims of this trope, often more than once. Both Nami and Franky, for example, were orphaned at a young age, but taken in and raised by a kind foster parent...only for them to die as well. But they've still got it better than Robin, who didn't just lose her parents, but HER ENTIRE HOME ISLAND, of which she is the only survivor. Most of the others seem to have absentee parents of one form or another; the only member whose mother and father are both seen is Usopp, a victim of both this trope AND ParentalAbandonment (his dad left to become a pirate, and his mom died shortly after).

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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Most of the Strawhat Straw Hat crew in ''Manga/OnePiece'' are victims of this trope, often more than once. Both Nami and Franky, for example, were orphaned at a young age, but taken in and raised by a kind foster parent...only for them to die as well. But they've still got it better than Robin, who didn't just lose her parents, but HER ENTIRE HOME ISLAND, of which she is the only survivor. Most of the others seem to have absentee parents of one form or another; the only member whose mother and father are both seen is Usopp, a victim of both this trope AND ParentalAbandonment (his dad left to become a pirate, and his mom died shortly after).



** [[spoiler:Momonosuke]] is also an orphan his parents having been murdered by the[[spoiler: Beast Pirates on Kaido's]] orders when they took over [[spoiler: Wano Kingdom.]]

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** [[spoiler:Momonosuke]] is also an orphan orphan, his parents having been murdered by the[[spoiler: Beast Pirates on Kaido's]] orders when they took over [[spoiler: Wano Kingdom.]]
31st Mar '16 7:57:44 AM McTulus
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* This trope played so straight in ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' that ''almost no named character'' have living parents. Even Teppei (who at least very close to his grandfather) never said who his father is,despite there's only 3 person in the story who has his family trademark hair. And at least Jirou (Teppei granpa) and Midora are [[RaisedByWolves adopted by animal]] before Acacia found them.
28th Mar '16 11:30:37 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', Shinji, Asuka and Rei are orphans and mecha pilots. Since they had no parents (their mothers were dead and their fathers didn't care about them at all) no one noticed when they were corrupted by ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} dark gods]]''.
10th Mar '16 5:44:25 PM BlackGryphon101
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** [[spoiler:Momonosuke]] is also an orphan his parents having been murdered by the[[spoiler: Beast Pirates on Kaido's]] orders when they took over [[spoiler: Wano Kingdom.]]
10th Mar '16 12:33:51 AM Pichu-kun
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* Subverted in ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''; Dorothy is stated to be an orphan, but lives with her foster parents in Kansas. She loves them enough that despite all the beauty of Oz and the friends she made, she is determined to go back anyway.
** It not clear whether Aunt Em and Uncle Henry are Dorothy's actual Uncle and Aunt, or are called such by way of being Dorothy's adoptive parents. Note that being an "orphan" simply means her parents were deceased, not that she was actually adopted from an orphanage.

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* Subverted in ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''; Dorothy is stated to be an orphan, but lives with her foster parents in Kansas. She loves them enough that despite all the beauty of Oz and the friends she made, she is determined to go back anyway.
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anyway. It not clear whether Aunt Em and Uncle Henry are Dorothy's actual Uncle and Aunt, or are called such by way of being Dorothy's adoptive parents. Note that being an "orphan" simply means her parents were deceased, not that she was actually adopted from an orphanage.



-->For one thing, children without guardians happen to be in a peculiar kind of danger that other children are not - this I shall explain later, to those of you who join the team. For another, it would be simply impossible for me to put at risk any child who ''wasn't'' alone. No matter how important the cause, parents are disciplined to send their children into danger, as well they should be. As it so happens, however, I now find myself in the presence of the best team of children I could ever hope for - indeed, have long hoped for - and with not a minute to lose. In other words, you are our last possible hope. You are our ''only'' help.

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-->For one thing, children without guardians happen to be in a peculiar kind of danger that other children are not - this I shall explain later, to those of you who join the team. For another, it would be simply impossible for me to put at risk any child who ''wasn't'' alone. No matter how important the cause, parents are disciplined to send their children into danger, as well they should be. As it so happens, however, I now find myself in the presence of the best team of children I could ever hope for - indeed, have long hoped for - and with not a minute to lose. In other words, you are our last possible hope. You are our ''only'' help.hope.
10th Mar '16 12:31:14 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Red is the only Dex Holder to have no family even alluded to, leaving him free to travel the world where ever and whenever he wants.

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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', Red is the only Dex Holder to have no family even alluded to, leaving him free to travel the world where ever and whenever he wants.



** [[spoiler:Flynn Rider]] has this trope as part of his backstory in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. His motivation behind [[spoiler: being a thief]] is because of growing up poor. Averted with Rapunzel herself, who has a living adopted mother and two living biological parents.

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** [[spoiler:Flynn Rider]] has this trope as part of his backstory in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. His motivation behind [[spoiler: being a thief]] is because of growing up poor. Averted with Rapunzel herself, who has a living adopted mother ([[spoiler:at least until the end]]) and two living biological parents.



-->For one thing, children without guardians happen to be in a peculiar kind of danger that other children are not - this I shall explain later, to those of you who join the team, For another, it would be simply impossible for me to put at risk any child who ''wasn't'' alone. No matter how important the cause, parents are disciplined to send their children into danger, as well they should be. As it so happens, however, I now find myself in the presence of the best team of children I could ever hope for - indeed, have long hoped for - and with not a minute to lose. In other words, you are our last possible hope. You are our ''only'' help.

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-->For one thing, children without guardians happen to be in a peculiar kind of danger that other children are not - this I shall explain later, to those of you who join the team, team. For another, it would be simply impossible for me to put at risk any child who ''wasn't'' alone. No matter how important the cause, parents are disciplined to send their children into danger, as well they should be. As it so happens, however, I now find myself in the presence of the best team of children I could ever hope for - indeed, have long hoped for - and with not a minute to lose. In other words, you are our last possible hope. You are our ''only'' help.
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