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18th Jun '18 4:31:27 PM N1KF
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' The main character's family has three children, but of his approximately twenty classmates, only Penny, Tobias[[note]]His sister, Rachel, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome ceased appearing]] even in scenes of his family after season one.[[/note]], and Idaho are known to have any siblings while many of the rest are shown to be only children. Colin and Felix are very similar but not confirmed to be brothers. Among the rest of Elmore's [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many citizens]], the only ones with known siblings are Margaret, Hot Dog Guy, and one of Ocho's parents, while Richard, Nicole and Rocky are only children.



* Most of the babies in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' were only children, but this changed after the respective releases of the first two movies: [[TheDeterminator Tommy]] gained [[TheVoiceless Dil]] as a younger brother after the first movie, and Chuckie gained Kimi as a stepsister after ''Rugrats In Paris.'' Among the main kids, Angelica is the last only child remaining (Phil and Lil are twins, and Susie is the youngest of four siblings).

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* Most of the babies in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' were only children, but this changed after the respective releases of the first two movies: [[TheDeterminator Tommy]] gained [[TheVoiceless Dil]] as a younger brother after the first movie, and Chuckie gained Kimi as a stepsister after ''Rugrats In Paris.'' Paris''. Among the main kids, Angelica is the last only child remaining (Phil and Lil are twins, and Susie is the youngest of four siblings).



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' The main character's family has three children, but of his approximately twenty classmates, only three of them (Penny, Tobias[[note]]His sister, Rachel, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome ceased appearing]] even in scenes of his family after season one.[[/note]], and Idaho) are known to have any siblings while many of the rest are shown to be only children. Colin and Felix are very similar but not confirmed to be siblings. Among the adults, the only ones with known siblings are Margaret and one of Ocho's parents, while Richard, Nicole and Rocky are only children.
14th Jun '18 5:16:35 PM CeaselessPhoenicopterine
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' The main character's family has three children, but of his approximately twenty classmates, only three of them (Penny, Tobias[[note]]His sister, Rachel, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome ceased appearing]] even in scenes of his family after season one.[[/note]], and Idaho) are known to have any siblings while many of the rest are shown to be only children. Colin and Felix are very similar but not confirmed to be siblings. Among the adults, the only ones with known siblings are Margaret and one of Ocho's parents, while Richard, Nicole and Rocky are only children.
7th Jun '18 10:17:24 AM mattthelurker
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** Of the main cast, Rainbow Dash is the only one confirmed to be an only child, while Starlight Glimmer's, Spike's, and Scootaloo's families have yet to appear (although a TieInNovel shows that Scootaloo stays with her aunts, as her parents are usually away on business).

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** Of the main cast, Rainbow Dash is the only one confirmed to be an only child, while and Starlight Glimmer's, Spike's, Glimmer do not appear to have siblings, while Spike's and Scootaloo's families have yet to appear (although a TieInNovel shows that Scootaloo stays with her aunts, as her parents are usually away on business).
23rd May '18 1:44:15 PM PDL
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': Most of Arthur's friends are only children, with only a handful having at least one sibling. In the earliest seasons, it seemed like Arthur, Francine and Prunella were the only ones who had siblings, later ones would introduce a few more for Muffy, Binky, Molly and Rattles, but that's still only a fraction of the cast.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': Most of Arthur's friends are only children, with only a handful having at least one sibling. In the earliest seasons, it seemed like Arthur, Francine and Prunella were the only ones who had siblings, later siblings. Later ones would introduce a few more siblings for Muffy, Binky, Molly and Rattles, and also introduce more characters who have siblings from the get-go, but that's still only a fraction of the cast.
23rd May '18 1:32:22 PM PDL
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': Most of Arthur's friends are only children, with only a handful having at least one sibling. In the earliest seasons, it seemed like Arthur, Francine and Prunella were the only ones who had siblings, later ones would introduce a few more for Muffy, Binky, Molly and Rattles, but that's still only a fraction of the cast.
20th May '18 4:21:25 PM LaughingGiraffe
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* Protagonists and major characters in the {{Kushiel's Legacy}} series tend to be only children or have otherwise odd family situations. Imriel and Moirin both have no siblings; Phedre has a sibling she never meets due to ParentalAbandonment, but is adopted into the home of Anafiel Delaunay (another only child) along with Alcuin, who was orphaned as a small child; Joscelin has brothers and sisters but doesn't know them well because he was sent to a monastic order at the age of ten. Other characters explicitly stated to be only children: Hyacinthe, his mother Anastaizia, Ysandre, her father Rolande, Snow Tiger, and the Rani Amrita's son.

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* Protagonists and major characters in the {{Kushiel's Legacy}} Literature/KushielsLegacy series tend to be only children or have otherwise odd family situations. Of the three narrator-protagonists in the series, Imriel and Moirin both have no siblings; Phedre play the trope straight, while Phedre's situation is more complex (she has a sibling she never meets due to ParentalAbandonment, but later gains a foster brother who is adopted into himself an orphan). Of the home of Anafiel Delaunay (another protagonists' main love interests, only child) along with Alcuin, who was orphaned as Sidonie has a small child; traditional sibling relationship; Joscelin has brothers and sisters but doesn't know them well because he was sent to a monastic order at the age of ten. ten, while Bao was sold into slavery by his destitute parents as a young child before his sister was born. Other characters explicitly stated to be only children: Delaunay, Hyacinthe, his mother Anastaizia, Ysandre, her father Rolande, Snow Tiger, and the Rani Amrita's son. Others, such as Jehanne, are heavily implied to have no siblings.
4th May '18 10:55:41 AM pointycatears
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* Most of the characters in ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' don't appear to have any siblings, including Star herself (Which is strange considering how many extended family members she has). Ludo and Pony Head both have MassiveNumberedSiblings, and as of season 3 [[spoiler: Marco is soon to have a younger brother]].
24th Apr '18 9:45:24 PM Abodos
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Contrast MiddleChildSyndrome, MassiveNumberedSiblings.

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Contrast MiddleChildSyndrome, MassiveNumberedSiblings.
MassiveNumberedSiblings. May result in SiblingsWanted.
22nd Apr '18 11:33:57 AM DanteVin
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* Anila of ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' experiences this as the crew met her. Since she’s an only child, she wonders what it is like to have siblings at the end of her second Fate episode. Lyria suggests calling the player character brother/sister and Anila tries but finds it weird. Vyrn then observes that Andira and Lyria act more like sisters instead and they eventually bond over that.
17th Apr '18 7:18:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' contains a particularly {{egregious}} example. Throughout the first three volumes, Perrin never mentions any siblings and he explicitly says that he had no sisters. Then in the fourth book [[spoiler: the trollocs come in and kill his entire family, including a boatload of siblings, some of whom are indeed female. Basically, they didn't exist until they became necessary to the plot.]]

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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' contains a particularly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example. Throughout the first three volumes, Perrin never mentions any siblings and he explicitly says that he had no sisters. Then in the fourth book [[spoiler: the trollocs come in and kill his entire family, including a boatload of siblings, some of whom are indeed female. Basically, they didn't exist until they became necessary to the plot.]]
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