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9th Aug '16 1:16:25 AM UltimateLazer
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* Taki from the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' had her immediate family die of sickness, leaving her to be raised by the [[HiddenElfVillage Fu-Ma Ninja Clan]].
10th Jul '16 7:44:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', Zelgadis and Gourry both have no parents (Zelgadis' great-grandfather [[AffablyEvil Rezo]] killed his, and Gourry's were killed during a [[BigScrewedUpFamily family feud]]), and Sylphiel, Filia, Pokota, Amelia, and [[spoiler:Naga]] only have one parent each (a father, actually); in Sylphiel's case, she falls under this trope when her father is KilledOffForReal in the third {{Light Novel|s}}/late first season of the anime in a [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill townwide explosion]]. Ironically, the main protagonist's ([[RedHeadedHeroine Lina]]) parents are both alive and well. And the status of the parents of Lina's later allies in the novels (Luke and Milina) is unknown.

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* In ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', Zelgadis and Gourry both have no parents (Zelgadis' great-grandfather [[AffablyEvil Rezo]] killed his, and Gourry's were killed during a [[BigScrewedUpFamily family feud]]), and Sylphiel, Filia, Pokota, Amelia, and [[spoiler:Naga]] only have one parent each (a father, actually); in Sylphiel's case, she falls under this trope when her father is KilledOffForReal in the third {{Light Novel|s}}/late first season of the anime in a [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill townwide explosion]]. Ironically, the main protagonist's ([[RedHeadedHeroine Lina]]) (Lina) parents are both alive and well. And the status of the parents of Lina's later allies in the novels (Luke and Milina) is unknown.
7th Jul '16 10:50:00 PM Doug86
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem''

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem''''VideoGame/FireEmblem''
22nd Jun '16 8:22:32 PM dotchan
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** Having a dead mother is practically a prerequisite to pilot the titular Evangelions (and for good reason: [spoiler]the souls of each pilot's mother has been incorporated into the machine as to weaponize their [[MamaBear maternal instincts]][/spoiler]).

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** Having a dead mother is practically a prerequisite to pilot the titular Evangelions (and for good reason: [spoiler]the [[spoiler: the souls of each pilot's mother has been incorporated into the machine as to weaponize their [[MamaBear maternal instincts]][/spoiler]).instincts]]]])
22nd Jun '16 8:21:31 PM dotchan
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** Having a dead mother is practically a prerequisite to pilot the titular Evangelions (and for good reason: [spoiler]the souls of each pilot's mother has been incorporated into the machine as to weaponize their [[MamaBear maternal instincts]][/spoiler]).
** Of the rest of the NERV staff, Misato lost her father, Ritsuko her mother, and Kaji (at least in the manga) grew up in an orphanage/refugee camp.
** Given that the Second Impact killed ''two thirds'' of the world's population, non-orphaned people are probably the exception rather than the rule.
22nd Jun '16 8:14:49 PM dotchan
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* ''Manga/HappyLesson'': Chitose's orphan-ness serves as the paper-thin justification of the ExcusePlot, namely, that five of his teachers think he needs a mother in his life and all move in with him; HilarityEnsues.
13th Jun '16 10:14:27 AM ShorinBJ
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* All over the place in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''; [[TheHero the protagonist]], [[BigManOnCampus Akihiko]], and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Shinjiro]] are orphans, [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior Ken]] is probably an orphan (dead mother, no mention of father but is being supported by a distant cousin), all three members of Strega are likely orphans ([[spoiler:Jin mentions that they, and other artificial Persona-users were all found on the streets as children]]), [[TheResenter Yukari]] and [[{{Ojou}} Mitsuru]] only have a mother (the latter's mother only appears in a CD drama, and [[spoiler:her father is killed late in the game]], [[SadClown Junpei]] only has a father, and only [[MissionControl Fuuka]] has two living parents, and she's estranged from them. Even [[TeamPet Koromaru]], a dog, has lost his own master. If for nothing else, it makes fighting Shadows easier for them.

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* All over the place in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''; [[TheHero the protagonist]], [[BigManOnCampus Akihiko]], and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Shinjiro]] are orphans, orphans. [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior Ken]] is probably an orphan (dead mother, no mention of father but is being supported by a distant cousin), all cousin). All three members of Strega are likely orphans ([[spoiler:Jin mentions that they, and other artificial Persona-users were all found on the streets as children]]), children]]). [[TheResenter Yukari]] Yukari]]'s father is dead, and her mother a hot mess incapable of being any kind of real parent. [[{{Ojou}} Mitsuru]] only have a mother (the latter's Mitsuru]]'s mother only appears in a CD drama, and [[spoiler:her father is killed late in the game]], game]]. [[SadClown Junpei]] only has a father, and only father. Only [[MissionControl Fuuka]] has two living parents, and she's estranged from them. Even [[TeamPet Koromaru]], a dog, has lost his own master. If for nothing else, it makes fighting Shadows easier for them.
12th Jun '16 7:06:16 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. Done plausibly as the Social Welfare Agency only selects girls for its secret killer cyborg program who don't have extended families who'll be concerned about them. As a victim of child sex trafficking, Triela's background is unknown even to the Agency. Henrietta's entire family was murdered and Angelica's parents are in prison. Petra's family are too poor to travel from Russian to see their daughter -- which is just as well as her appearance has been altered completely. It's eventually revealed that they were told she had died. As Rico is one of the few cyborgs who retains memories of her previous life, the occasional visit from her estranged parents is no doubt enough to reassure them that their IllGirl is receiving the best of care; the Agency would have no trouble getting Rico to play along.

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* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'': Done plausibly as the Social Welfare Agency only selects girls for its secret killer cyborg program who don't have extended families who'll be concerned about them. As a victim of child sex trafficking, Triela's background is unknown even to the Agency. Henrietta's entire family was murdered and Angelica's parents are in prison. Petra's family are too poor to travel from Russian to see their daughter -- which is just as well as her appearance has been altered completely. It's eventually revealed that they were told she had died. As Rico is one of the few cyborgs who retains memories of her previous life, the occasional visit from her estranged parents is no doubt enough to reassure them that their IllGirl is receiving the best of care; the Agency would have no trouble getting Rico to play along.



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* Mr Benedict from ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' requires children who are all alone in order to [[KidHero help his cause]]. Kate considers herself an orphan, though technically her father is a deadbeat, and both Constance and Reynie are orphans. Sticky is a [[TheRunaway runaway]] though.
-->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'' hope.

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* Mr Benedict from ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' requires children who are all alone in order to [[KidHero help his cause]]. Kate considers herself an orphan, though technically [[ParentalAbandonment her father is a deadbeat, deadbeat]], and both Constance and Reynie are orphans. Sticky is a [[TheRunaway runaway]] though.
-->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 disinclined 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'' hope.
30th May '16 5:15:07 PM GreenDragon500
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* A great many of the main characters in ''Franchise/StarWars'' are orphans. Han Solo and Anakin Skywalker are both orphans. Both Luke and Leia are orphaned - twice. Luke probably wouldn't have joined Ben Kenobi in rescuing the princess if the Imperial Stormtroopers hadn't killed his uncle and aunt. Every Jedi raised during the Clone Wars era (and a long time before that as well), save Anakin and a few others, was taken from their parents when they were still an infant and brought to the Temple.

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* A great many of the main characters in ''Franchise/StarWars'' are orphans. Han Solo and Anakin Skywalker are both orphans. Both Luke and Leia are orphaned - twice. Luke probably wouldn't have joined Ben Kenobi in rescuing the princess if the Imperial Stormtroopers hadn't killed his uncle and aunt. Every Jedi raised during the Clone Wars era (and a long time before that as well), save Anakin and a few others, was taken from their parents when they were still an infant and brought to the Temple. First Order Stormtroopers such as Finn are similarly taken from their families, though more forcefully. Also Rey was abandoned by her family at a young age was left to fend for herself on Jakku.
27th May '16 12:28:19 PM Apoz
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* Ryu from ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' is an orphan who was raised by Gouken, his master.
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