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20th Sep '16 7:11:22 PM nombretomado
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* Anakin in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' is his mother's only child.
** Though in ''AttackOfTheClones'' his mom has married, giving Anakin a stepbrother.

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* Anakin in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' is his mother's only child.
** Though in ''AttackOfTheClones''
child, although by the time of ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' his mom has married, giving Anakin him a stepbrother.
11th Sep '16 11:59:04 PM TrickyTroper
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Some stories use HaremGenre situations to replace the character's lack of a family. [[BigBrotherAttraction Fans may convert a sibling complex onto characters]], since siblings are so damn rare. Either for that reason or to explain away attachments for {{Shipping}}'s sake; the unwanted girl doesn't ''always'' have to [[DieForOurShip die for the ship]].

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Some stories use HaremGenre situations to replace the character's lack of a family. [[BigBrotherAttraction Fans may convert a sibling complex [[LikeBrotherAndSister sibling-like bond]] onto characters]], unrelated characters, since siblings are so damn rare. Either for that reason or to explain away attachments for {{Shipping}}'s sake; the unwanted girl doesn't ''always'' have to [[DieForOurShip die for the ship]].
30th Aug '16 11:35:00 PM Cakeman
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* The plot of Another Fairly Oddbaby is Poof feeling rather lonely as an OnlyChild, so he wishes to have a baby brother. Fortunately, Cosmo is willing to give birth to another child, who his parents name Puff. Unfortunately for Poof, [[SamusIsAGirl not only does the baby turn out to be a girl]], [[FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling but she also turns out to be more mature than he is, meaning that they don't share the same interests. Fortunately, much like their parents, they ultimately learn to love each other despite their differences.

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* The plot of Another Fairly Oddbaby is Poof feeling rather lonely as an OnlyChild, only child, so he wishes to have a baby brother. Fortunately, Cosmo is willing to give birth to another child, who his parents name Puff. Unfortunately for Poof, [[SamusIsAGirl not only does the baby turn out to be a girl]], [[FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling but she also turns out to be more mature than he is, meaning that they don't share the same interests. Fortunately, much like their parents, they ultimately learn to love each other despite their differences.



* 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]].
* Many of the characters in [[WesternAnimation/''Fairly Oddparents'']] are an only child. This is invoked by Cosmo and Wanda when they give birth to Poof, since one of the reasons that they chose Timmy to be their godchild was because they desired to have a child of their own. A few exceptions are the previously mentioned Wanda, who has a twin sister named Blonda, as well as Vicky and Tootie, who are both sisters.

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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]].
* Many of the characters in [[WesternAnimation/''Fairly Oddparents'']] are an only child. This is invoked by Cosmo and Wanda when they give birth to Poof, since one of the reasons that they chose Timmy to be their godchild was because they desired to have a child of their own. A few exceptions are the previously mentioned Wanda, who has a twin sister named Blonda, as well as Vicky and Tootie, who are both sisters.
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29th Aug '16 9:47:09 PM Cakeman
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* The plot of Another Fairly Oddbaby is Poof feeling rather lonely as an OnlyChild, so he wishes to have a baby brother. Fortunately, Cosmo is willing to give birth to another child, who his parents name Puff. Unfortunately for Poof, [[SamusIsAGirl not only does the baby turn out to be a girl]], [[FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling but she also turns out to be more mature than he is, meaning that they don't share the same interests. Fortunately, much like their parents, they ultimately learn to love each other despite their differences.
** Not long after in the fanfic, Anti-Cosmo and Anti-Wanda give birth to Puff's anti-fairy counterpart, Huff. However, unlike Poof, Foop is horrified to learn that he has a younger sibling, as he actually enjoyed being an only child since he got all his parents' love and attention. Since they're both the opposites of Cosmo and Wanda's children, their relationship as the FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling is reversed, similar to Anti-Cosmo and Anti-Wanda's relationship compared to their fairy counterparts.
29th Aug '16 9:40:53 PM Cakeman
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* Many of the characters in ''Fairly Oddparents'' are an only child. This is invoked by Cosmo and Wanda when they give birth to Poof, since one of the reasons that they chose Timmy to be their godchild was because they desired to have a child of their own. A few exceptions the previously mentioned Wanda, who has a twin sister named Blonda, as well as Vicky as Tootie, who are both sisters.

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* Many of the characters in ''Fairly Oddparents'' [[WesternAnimation/''Fairly Oddparents'']] are an only child. This is invoked by Cosmo and Wanda when they give birth to Poof, since one of the reasons that they chose Timmy to be their godchild was because they desired to have a child of their own. A few exceptions are the previously mentioned Wanda, who has a twin sister named Blonda, as well as Vicky as and Tootie, who are both sisters.
29th Aug '16 9:38:04 PM Cakeman
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* Many of the characters in ''Fairly Oddparents'' are an only child. This is invoked by Cosmo and Wanda when they give birth to Poof, since one of the reasons that they chose Timmy to be their godchild was because they desired to have a child of their own. A few exceptions the previously mentioned Wanda, who has a twin sister named Blonda, as well as Vicky as Tootie, who are both sisters.
27th Aug '16 8:18:28 PM waters20
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* Out of all the main children of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', the ones who are only children are Patti, Roger, Boomer, Willie, Beebe, and Connie. Doug has his older sister Judy (and later, a baby sister in the Disney series), Skeeter has his little brother Dale, Ned has MassiveNumberedSiblings as revealed in the Disney series, Chalky is revealed to have a(n) (unseen) older brother, and Al and Moo Sleech are both twin brothers.
26th Jul '16 6:36:00 PM INH5
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* Justified in ''Series/The100''. Most of the characters were born on The Ark, a space station constructed from 12 original stations to shelter the remnants of the human race after a nuclear war. To conserve resources, the Ark has a [[PopulationControl strict one child policy]], so everyone in the main cast is an only child with the exceptions of Bellamy and Octavia Blake, the latter of whom is an illegal second child who was kept hidden for most of her life.
26th Jul '16 2:10:06 PM Willbyr
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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 every 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 [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]] have two kids, with every other couple having only one.



* Miaka and almost all the Suzaku Seven in ''FushigiYuugi'' have siblings, while Yui and the Seiryuu Seven (sans Amiboshi and Suboshi) were only children (we're not exactly sure about Tomo, Miboshi and Ashitare, though). However, the Suzaku Seven's siblings were either dead, killed off halfway through the story, or unimportant and thus were never mentioned. Miaka's older brother Keisuke had a minor role in the manga but played a more important role in the anime.
* 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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* Miaka and almost all the Suzaku Seven in ''FushigiYuugi'' ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' have siblings, while Yui and the Seiryuu Seven (sans Amiboshi and Suboshi) were only children (we're not exactly sure about Tomo, Miboshi and Ashitare, though). However, the Suzaku Seven's siblings were either dead, killed off halfway through the story, or unimportant and thus were never mentioned. Miaka's older brother Keisuke had a minor role in the manga but played a more important role in the anime.
* This seems to be the case in Manga/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.



* In ''OnePiece'', Boa Hancock is the only major character known to have biological siblings [[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.

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* In ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', Boa Hancock is the only major character known to have biological siblings [[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.
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.
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