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5th Jul '16 7:33:45 PM IniuriaTalis
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** 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 everyone other couple having only one.

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** 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 everyone every other couple having only one.
26th Jun '16 11:59:46 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', with the exception of Starfire, all of the main Titans are only children.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', with the exception of Starfire, Starfire (who has an older sister and a younger brother), all of the main Titans are only children.



* Among, the fourth season contestants of ''TotalDrama'', [[TheChick Zoey]] is the only one specifically stated to be an only child, but the only one who mentions a sibling is [[FarmBoy Scott]], who has a sister.

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* Among, the fourth season contestants of ''TotalDrama'', [[TheChick Zoey]] is the only one specifically stated to be an only child, but the only one who mentions having a sibling is [[FarmBoy Scott]], who has a sister. sister named "Alberta."
21st Jun '16 8:46:04 PM thatother1dude
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* Of the main three characters of ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBeaks'', the title character has a younger sister (Michelle, who was just an egg when the show started), and Foo and Fee are brother and sister (and half-adopted into Harvey's family). The only siblings of the supporting cast are Claire's [[TheGhost unseen]] BigSisterBully, Rooter's younger brother, and Dade's [[MassiveNumberedSiblings many younger siblings]]. This leads to Fee looking for advice on being an "honorary sister" to Michelle, but finding [[TheBlindLeadingTheBlind no one with experience to speak of]].
4th Jun '16 9:09:54 PM IniuriaTalis
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* In ''OnePiece'', Boa Hancock is the only major character known to have biological siblings [[spoiler:until it turns out that Sanji has at least two brothers]], as it eventually is revealed Ace is Luffy's adopted brother. There are a few minor siblings like the Nyaban Brothers, the Decalvan brothers, Hotori and Kotori etc. The series does much to say that [[TrueCompanions it's not necessarily your]] [[HappilyAdopted blood that makes you family]], though.

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* In ''OnePiece'', Boa Hancock is the only major character known to have biological siblings [[spoiler:until it turns out that Sanji has at least two brothers]], [[spoiler:besides Sanji, who left behind a whole SiblingTeam when he ran away as a child]], as it eventually is revealed Ace is Luffy's adopted brother. There are a few minor siblings like the Nyaban Brothers, the Decalvan brothers, Hotori and Kotori etc. The series does much to say that [[TrueCompanions it's not necessarily your]] [[HappilyAdopted blood that makes you family]], though.



** Interestingly enough, the pegasi Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash had next to nothing revealed about their families for a long time, and even then, we have Rainbow Dash having a surrogate younger sister in Scootaloo. Fluttershy eventually turned out to have a brother as well, leaving Rainbow Dash as the sole only child.

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** Interestingly Oddly enough, the pegasi Fluttershy and seemed to be the exception to this aversion for the longest time: Rainbow Dash had next to nothing revealed about their families for a long time, Dash, Fluttershy, and even then, we Scootaloo were the only ponies in the main cast not to have Rainbow Dash having a surrogate younger sister in Scootaloo. Fluttershy biological siblings. This was eventually turned out to have a brother as well, leaving Rainbow Dash as the sole only child.averted for them too when Fluttershy's [[RememberTheNewGuy previously unmentioned younger brother]] was introduced in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E12FlutterBrutter Season 6]].
1st Jun '16 9:05:34 AM thatother1dude
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* On ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', Numbuh 1 is the only operative in Sector V to not have any siblings.
30th May '16 5:06:37 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The protagonist of TamoraPierce's ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness'' quartet has a plot-significant [[HalfIdenticalTwins twin]], but her royal and noble supporting cast are almost all only children. In the case of Jonathan and Roger, it's explicitly for medical reasons: the Queen could bear no more children, and Roger's mother [[DeathByChildbirth died]], a condition stated to be very common. The follow-up series ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' averts this trope and has siblings up the wazoo.

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* The protagonist of TamoraPierce's Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness'' quartet has a plot-significant [[HalfIdenticalTwins twin]], but her royal and noble supporting cast are almost all only children. In the case of Jonathan and Roger, it's explicitly for medical reasons: the Queen could bear no more children, and Roger's mother [[DeathByChildbirth died]], a condition stated to be very common. The follow-up series ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' averts this trope and has siblings up the wazoo.
28th May '16 7:37:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* This seems to be the case in 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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* This seems to be the case in MahouSenseiNegima.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.
19th May '16 5:09:38 PM nombretomado
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* Evidently averted in MurderSheWrote, as Jessica Fletcher seems to have a different niece or nephew in almost every episode.

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* Evidently averted in MurderSheWrote, ''Series/MurderSheWrote'', as Jessica Fletcher seems to have a different niece or nephew in almost every episode.
11th May '16 1:36:08 PM 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 in the first run, but they have since failed to appear in an capacity whatsoever, so it may as well be played straight for him.
** Averted once more by ComicBook/FantasticFour; Reed Richards is the only member to be an only child. Jonny and Sue are siblings and Ben had an older brother who died when they were teens. Reed and Sue also have two children.

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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 in the first run, early on, but they have since ten years on they've failed to appear in an any capacity whatsoever, so it may as well be played straight for him.
** Averted once more by the ComicBook/FantasticFour; Reed Richards is the only member to be an only child. Jonny and Sue are siblings and Ben had an older brother who died when they were teens. Reed and Sue also have two children.
1st May '16 4:13:52 PM easytorememberhandle
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* One thing ComicBook/ArchieComics often got criticized for was that despite the attempt at depicting a "typical teenage" group of friends, an unrealistically high proportion of them were only children. Archie, Reggie, Veronica, and even minor characters like Chuck, Nancy, Moose, Midge and Dilton are all only children. Betty is actually the youngest of three children, but only the most hardcore of fans know that; her sister Polly makes single-digit appearances per ''decade'', and her brother Chic is almost never mentioned even when Polly is. For all storytelling purposes, Betty may as well be an only child. And Jughead gained a baby sister fifty ''years'' after his debut, and it's a coin-toss whether most writers remember Jellybean's existence nowadays. The only significant siblings in the Archie cast are Jason and Cheryl Blossom, the sexy, snobby TricksterTwins.

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* One thing ComicBook/ArchieComics often got criticized for was that despite the attempt at depicting a "typical teenage" group of friends, an unrealistically high proportion of them were only children. Archie, Reggie, Veronica, and even minor characters like Chuck, Nancy, Moose, Midge and Dilton are all only children. Betty is actually the youngest of three children, but only the most hardcore of fans know that; her sister Polly makes single-digit appearances per ''decade'', and her brother Chic is almost never mentioned even when Polly is. For all storytelling purposes, Betty may as well be an only child. And Jughead gained a baby sister fifty ''years'' after his debut, and it's a coin-toss whether most writers remember Jellybean's existence nowadays. The only significant siblings in the Archie cast are Jason and Cheryl Blossom, the sexy, snobby TricksterTwins.
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