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4th Aug '17 12:45:55 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' every protagonist is an only child including Sarah Jane herself. Her son is a special case, as he was grown in a lab by aliens.
** Sky -- Luke's new adopted sister in Series 5 -- has similar-though-not-matching reasoning for being an only child (biologically, anyway). On top of that, Sarah Jane's parents died when she was a baby, which justifies her lack of siblings. Meanwhile Maria's dad and Clyde's mum are divorced from partners with whom they didn't work out [[spoiler:and Clyde's dad ran off with his wife's sister, whom it's revealed he impregnated, giving Clyde an unseen half-sibling/cousin]]. The only one with no excuse whatsoever is Rani, and to be fair not all parents in the present-day want more than one child anyway.

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* In ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' every ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'':
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protagonist is an only child including Sarah Jane herself. Her son is a special case, as he was grown in a lab by aliens.
** Sky -- Luke's new adopted sister in Series 5 -- has similar-though-not-matching reasoning for being an only child (biologically, anyway). On top of that, Sarah Jane's parents died when she was a baby, which justifies her lack of siblings. Meanwhile Meanwhile, Maria's dad and Clyde's mum are divorced from partners with whom they didn't work out [[spoiler:and Clyde's dad ran off with his wife's sister, whom it's revealed he impregnated, giving Clyde an unseen half-sibling/cousin]]. half-sibling/cousin.]] The only one with no excuse whatsoever is Rani, and to be fair not all parents in the present-day want more than one child anyway.
4th Aug '17 12:39:15 PM nighttrainfm
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** As was his archnemesis, the Comicbook/RedSkull (probably due to his mother dying in childbirth and his father killing himself immediately afterward). Red Skull's daughter Sin is also an only child.

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** As was his archnemesis, the Comicbook/RedSkull (probably due to his mother dying in childbirth and his father killing himself immediately afterward).afterwards). Red Skull's daughter Sin is also an only child.



** Bruce Banner (Comicbook/TheHulk) is an only child, as is his cousin Jennifer Walters (Comicbook/Shehulk), his wife Betty Ross (Red She-Hulk), and his father-in-law Thunderbolt Ross (ComicBook/RedHulk).

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** Bruce Banner (Comicbook/TheHulk) is an only child, as is his cousin Jennifer Walters (Comicbook/Shehulk), (Comicbook/SheHulk), his wife Betty Ross (Red She-Hulk), and his father-in-law Thunderbolt Ross (ComicBook/RedHulk).



** Peter Parker (Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}) is an only child but justified because his parents died a short while after he was born so they didn't even have the chance to have another kid.

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** Peter Parker (Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}) is an only child but justified because child. In this case, his parents died a short while after he was born born, so they didn't even have the chance to have another kid.
2nd Aug '17 11:18:33 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', there is a rotating cast of 19+ main characters, yet only one is confirmed to have a sibling: Green and his older sister Daisy, and even then she's most likely only there because she exists in the games.

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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonAdventures', there is a rotating cast of 19+ main characters, yet only one is two are confirmed to have a sibling: Green and his older sister Daisy, and Hugh and his younger sister, and even then she's they're most likely only there because she exists they exist in the games.games. In ''Pokemon Emerald'' the rival has a younger brother, however Sapphire never got one most likely due to it being odd if [[RememberTheNewGuy a previously unknown sibling popped up]].
2nd Aug '17 11:15:20 PM Pichu-kun
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* Of the 12 Konoha genin in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', only Kiba, Sasuke, and Hinata have any siblings, and then it's only one (an older sister, an older brother, and a younger sister respectively), while Gaara, Kankuro, and Temari are all siblings. A strange occurrence, considering that their clans are supposed to produce [[ChildSoldiers new soldiers]] to defend their ''entire'' nation. Of course, we know nothing about the family life of many of them, and there is a high number of [[ParentalAbandonment dead parents]] so it's likely a lot of them didn't even have the ''chance'' to have many kids.
** This even persists into the next generation, this time without the dead parents excuse. Of all the members of Naruto's generation, only [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]] have two kids, with every other couple having only one.
* The Sailor Soldiers of ''Franchise/SailorMoon''. Usagi has an AnnoyingYoungerSibling... and that's it, she's the only one with any siblings whatsoever.
** Also, it's flat-out stated at the end of the series that Neo Queen Serenity only ever has one child in the future (Chibi Moon).

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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Of the 12 Konoha genin in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', genin, only Kiba, Sasuke, and Hinata have any siblings, and then it's only one (an older sister, an older brother, and a younger sister respectively), while Gaara, Kankuro, and Temari are all siblings. A strange occurrence, considering that their clans are supposed to produce [[ChildSoldiers new soldiers]] to defend their ''entire'' nation. Of course, we know nothing about the family life of many of them, and there is a high number of [[ParentalAbandonment dead parents]] so it's likely a lot of them didn't even have the ''chance'' to have many kids.
** This even persists into the next generation, generation in ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'', this time without the dead parents excuse. Of all the members of Naruto's generation, only [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]] have two kids, with every other couple having only one.
one. Shikamaru stated in Part 1 that he wanted a son and a daughter when he grew up, however he only ended up having [[spoiler:a son with Temari]].
* The Sailor Soldiers of ''Franchise/SailorMoon''. Usagi has an AnnoyingYoungerSibling... and that's it, she's the only one with any siblings whatsoever.
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whatsoever. Also, it's flat-out stated at the end of the series that Neo Queen Serenity only ever has one child in the future (Chibi Moon).



* This seems to be the case in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Of the class of 3-A, only four characters have a confirmed sibling - the Narutaki twins (each other), Makie (younger brother), and [[spoiler:Zazie (twin sister)]]. Ayaka would have had one, but he died at birth, and Natsumi has to pretend Kotaro is her little brother, but she doesn't see him this way.
** Negi has Nekane, though it is revealed she is actually his cousin. This does imply Nagi had one though, most likely an elder brother.

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* This seems to be the case in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Of the class of 3-A, only four characters have a confirmed sibling - the Narutaki twins (each other), Makie (younger brother), and [[spoiler:Zazie (twin sister)]]. Ayaka would have had one, but he died at birth, and Natsumi has to pretend Kotaro is her little brother, but she doesn't see him this way.
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way. Negi has Nekane, though it is revealed she is actually his cousin. This does imply Nagi had one though, most likely an elder brother.
18th Jul '17 6:32:34 AM nighttrainfm
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** ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'': Kate has an older sister, and it's implied that Eli comes from a large family. Billy mentioned two younger siblings early on, but ten years on they've failed to appear in any capacity whatsoever, so it may as well be played straight for him.

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** ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'': Kate [[ComicBook/KateBishop Kate]] has an older sister, and it's implied that Eli comes from a large family. Billy mentioned two younger siblings early on, but over ten years on later they've failed to appear in any capacity whatsoever, so it may as well be played straight for him.
18th Jul '17 6:31:20 AM nighttrainfm
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** Diana usually ''treats'' ComicBook/DonnaTroy as her younger sister - [[ContinuitySnarl whether they're actually related is...]][[MultipleChoicePast um...]]
27th Jun '17 7:08:57 AM TroperNo9001
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* Five of the eight main kinds on ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' are only children (these are Ralphie, Tim, Arnold, Phoebe and Keesha). Dororthy Anne has a younger sister named Evan while Wanda and Carlos both have younger brothers--Wannda's brother is named William and Carlos's brother is named Mikey.

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* Five of the eight main kinds on ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' are only children (these are Ralphie, Tim, Arnold, Phoebe and Keesha). Dororthy Anne Dorothy Ann has a younger sister named Evan while Wanda and Carlos both have younger brothers--Wannda's brother is named William and Carlos's brother is named Mikey.
2nd Jun '17 7:45:48 PM Abodos
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* Link and Zelda from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' have been portrayed as only children in almost all of their [[EternalHero various incarnations]]. The exceptions are ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', where the sleeping Zelda had a cruel brother whose evil wizard adviser was responsible for putting her into her slumber, and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', where Link's younger sister Aryll gets kidnapped by the Helmaroc King and must be rescued by her brother.
2nd Jun '17 7:45:48 PM Abodos
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* Link and Zelda from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' have been portrayed as only children in almost all of their [[EternalHero various incarnations]]. The exceptions are ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', where the sleeping Zelda had a cruel brother whose evil wizard adviser was responsible for putting her into her slumber, and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', where Link's younger sister Aryll gets kidnapped by the Helmaroc King and must be rescued by her brother.

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* Link and Zelda from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' have been portrayed as only children in almost all of their [[EternalHero various incarnations]]. The exceptions are ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', where the sleeping Zelda had a cruel brother whose evil wizard adviser was responsible for putting her into her slumber, and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', where Link's younger sister Aryll gets kidnapped by the Helmaroc King and must be rescued by her brother.
2nd Jun '17 7:45:48 PM Abodos
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* Link and Zelda from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' have been portrayed as only children in almost all of their [[EternalHero various incarnations]]. The exceptions are ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', where the sleeping Zelda had a cruel brother whose evil wizard adviser was responsible for putting her into her slumber, and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', where Link's younger sister Aryll gets kidnapped by the Helmaroc King and must be rescued by her brother.

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* Link and Zelda from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' have been portrayed as only children in almost all of their [[EternalHero various incarnations]]. The exceptions are ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', where the sleeping Zelda had a cruel brother whose evil wizard adviser was responsible for putting her into her slumber, and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', where Link's younger sister Aryll gets kidnapped by the Helmaroc King and must be rescued by her brother.
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