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23rd Aug '16 3:35:10 PM DaibhidC
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** We don't learn much about the Home for the Destitute in 'Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'', except that Miss Female Infant Robinson, who grew up there, also ends up damaged, and this is apparently not uncommon - the Chalk's only prison is next door, and there's popularly believed to be a connecting door to save time.

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** We don't learn much about the Home for the Destitute in 'Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'', ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'', except that Miss Female Infant Robinson, who grew up there, also ends up damaged, and this is apparently not uncommon - the Chalk's only prison is next door, and there's popularly believed to be a connecting door to save time.
23rd Aug '16 3:34:48 PM DaibhidC
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* The Working House for Young Women, from the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', was one of these (and implied to be run by a PedophilePriest), with three characters having escaped from it, all of them pretty damaged. One lives on a hair trigger, one became a pyromaniac, and one thinks that the Duchess, the deified ruler of their country, talks to her. [[spoiler: As it turns out she does, and eventually reveals her presence. The first two, though, become bank robbers, and come back and burn the place down near the end.]]

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
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The Working House for Young Women, from the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', was one of these (and implied to be run by a PedophilePriest), with three characters having escaped from it, all of them pretty damaged. One lives on a hair trigger, one became a pyromaniac, and one thinks that the Duchess, the deified ruler of their country, talks to her. [[spoiler: As it turns out she does, and eventually reveals her presence. The first two, though, become bank robbers, and come back and burn the place down near the end.]]]]
** We don't learn much about the Home for the Destitute in 'Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'', except that Miss Female Infant Robinson, who grew up there, also ends up damaged, and this is apparently not uncommon - the Chalk's only prison is next door, and there's popularly believed to be a connecting door to save time.
8th Aug '16 5:06:36 PM Smiffy
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* ''Film/PrimeCut'' Poppy grew up in an orphange of this type, and was sold into prostitution by the abusive madam as soon as she came of age.
28th Jul '16 7:23:59 AM JJHIL325
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* Starlight Glimmer's FreudianExcuse in the MLP:FIM canon is expanded in the ''Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames'' Universe to involve this; Starlight was raised in an orphanage where the neglectful staff never bothered to provide the foals other than the basic necessities, banned any of them from having personal possessions, and would [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment take meals away]] and [[DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff paddle them]] even [[DisproportionateRetribution for the tiniest amount of misbehavior]]. The only one who actually cared about her for the first nine years of her life was another orphan and her only friend Sunburst, who after getting his cutie mark, was sent to Canterlot to study magic. Starlight NeverGotToSayGoodbye because she accidentally overslept the day he left, and the staff showed her NoSympathy for her loss. She never heard from him again (because [[spoiler: he died in a FreakLabAccident in the school]], and she blamed his Cutie Mark for it, leading to creating "Our Town". [[spoiler: When Princess Twilight was left with no choice but to [[{{RetGone}} wipe the villainous Starlight out of existence]] [[RedemptionRejection when she refused any and all chances of redemption]], she went to the filly Starlight shortly after Sunburst abandoned her and offered her the role as her personal student. Filly Starlight took it almost immediately, because nobody would notice or care if she ran away]].

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* Starlight Glimmer's FreudianExcuse in the MLP:FIM canon is expanded in the ''Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames'' Universe to involve this; Starlight was raised in an abusive orphanage where the neglectful the staff never bothered to provide the foals other than the basic necessities, banned any of them from having personal possessions, and would [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment take meals away]] and [[DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff paddle them]] even [[DisproportionateRetribution for the tiniest amount of misbehavior]]. The only one who actually cared about her for the first nine years of her life was another orphan and her only friend Sunburst, who after getting his cutie mark, was sent to Canterlot to study magic. Starlight NeverGotToSayGoodbye because she accidentally overslept the day he left, and the staff showed her NoSympathy for her loss. She never heard from him again (because because [[spoiler: he died in a FreakLabAccident in freak accident at the school]], and she blamed his Cutie Mark for it, leading to creating "Our Town". [[spoiler: When Princess Twilight was left with no choice but to [[{{RetGone}} wipe the villainous Starlight out of existence]] [[RedemptionRejection when she refused any and all chances of redemption]], she went to the filly Starlight shortly after Sunburst abandoned her and offered her the role as her personal student. Filly It didn't take too much convincing because Starlight took it almost immediately, because nobody would notice or care if she ran away]].have done anythong to get out of the orphanage at that point]].
13th Jul '16 1:22:32 AM PaulA
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* The protagonist of the Creator/VCAndrews novel ''Child of Darkness'' begins the story in one of these.

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* The protagonist of the Creator/VCAndrews novel ''Child of Darkness'' ''Literature/ChildOfDarkness'' begins the story in one of these.
9th Jul '16 9:26:16 AM Jisu
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* Halloween Horror Nights 2010 features a house called The Orfanage, which is a prequel to the popular Screamhouse series revolving around the Caretaker, Albert Caine. The Orfanage features his daughter, fan favorite ex-icon Cindy, before her adoption in an orphanage where she and the other students were tortured until Cindy's latent pyrokinetic powers allowed her to free the children and burn down the orphanage. The house has you going through the burnt-down remains of the orphanage, facing the (ghosts of?) children and Cindy, with a spectacular scene involving fire roaring next to the window you walk by.

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* Halloween Horror Nights Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights 2010 features a house called The Orfanage, which is a prequel to the popular Screamhouse series revolving around the Caretaker, Albert Caine. The Orfanage features his daughter, fan favorite ex-icon Cindy, before her adoption in an orphanage where she and the other students were tortured until Cindy's latent pyrokinetic powers allowed her to free the children and burn down the orphanage. The house has you going through the burnt-down remains of the orphanage, facing the (ghosts of?) children and Cindy, with a spectacular scene involving fire roaring next to the window you walk by.



* The orphanage in the Elven Alienage in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. It's an example because it was overrun by demons that massacred everyone inside, leaving nothing but insane ghosts.
** Oh no, it's much worse than that. The people in the orphanage were massacred during ThePurge ordered by Arl Howe. The demons and ghosts only arrived ''after'' the horrific bloodshed and lingering feelings of pain and rage tore a hole in the Veil.

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* The orphanage in the Elven Alienage in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. It's an example because it was overrun by demons that massacred everyone inside, leaving nothing but insane ghosts.
** Oh no, it's much worse than that. The people in the orphanage were massacred
after a massacre during ThePurge ordered by Arl Howe. The demons and ghosts only arrived ''after'' the horrific bloodshed and lingering feelings of pain and rage tore a hole in the Veil.


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* Monobear's Home for Orphaned Bastards in ''Roleplay/DanganRoleplay: [[Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} Nick]] [[VersusTitle VS]] [[Creator/CartoonNetwork CN]]'' has a sadist take over [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Foster's Home]] and turn it into a [[DeadlyGame murderschool]].
26th Jun '16 11:05:22 AM JJHIL325
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* Starlight Glimmer's FreudianExcuse in the MLP:FIM canon is expanded in the ''Fanfic/AfermathOfTheGames'' Universe to involve this; Starlight was raised in an orphanage where the neglectful staff never bothered to provide the foals other than the basic necessities, banned any of them from having personal possessions, and would [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment take meals away]] and [[DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff paddle them]] even [[DisproportionateRetribution for the tiniest amount of misbehavior]]. The only one who actually cared about her for the first nine years of her life was another orphan and her only friend Sunburst, who after getting his cutie mark, was sent to Canterlot to study magic. Starlight NeverGotToSayGoodbye because she accidentally overslept the day he left, and the staff showed her NoSympathy for her loss. She never heard from him again (because [[spoiler: he died in a FreakLabAccident in the school]], and she blamed his Cutie Mark for it, leading to creating "Our Town". [[spoiler: When Twilight was left with no choice but to [[{{RetGone}} wipe the villainous Starlight out of existence]] [[RedemptionRejection when she refused any and all chances of redemption]], she went to the filly Starlight shortly after Sunburst abandoned her and offered her the role as her personal student. Filly Starlight took it almost immediately, because nobody would notice or care if she ran away]].

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* Starlight Glimmer's FreudianExcuse in the MLP:FIM canon is expanded in the ''Fanfic/AfermathOfTheGames'' ''Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames'' Universe to involve this; Starlight was raised in an orphanage where the neglectful staff never bothered to provide the foals other than the basic necessities, banned any of them from having personal possessions, and would [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment take meals away]] and [[DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff paddle them]] even [[DisproportionateRetribution for the tiniest amount of misbehavior]]. The only one who actually cared about her for the first nine years of her life was another orphan and her only friend Sunburst, who after getting his cutie mark, was sent to Canterlot to study magic. Starlight NeverGotToSayGoodbye because she accidentally overslept the day he left, and the staff showed her NoSympathy for her loss. She never heard from him again (because [[spoiler: he died in a FreakLabAccident in the school]], and she blamed his Cutie Mark for it, leading to creating "Our Town". [[spoiler: When Princess Twilight was left with no choice but to [[{{RetGone}} wipe the villainous Starlight out of existence]] [[RedemptionRejection when she refused any and all chances of redemption]], she went to the filly Starlight shortly after Sunburst abandoned her and offered her the role as her personal student. Filly Starlight took it almost immediately, because nobody would notice or care if she ran away]].away]].
** [[spoiler: Unlike other stories involving this trope, [[RealityEnsues Twilight didn't ignore the abuse that was dished out by Starlight's former caretakers]]; After getting Starlight settled into the present time, she used her authority to arrest the entire staff for child abuse, then hired trustworthy caretakers to change it for the better]].
26th Jun '16 11:00:00 AM JJHIL325
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* Starlight Glimmer's FreudianExcuse in the MLP:FIM canon is expanded in the ''Fanfic/AfermathOfTheGames'' Universe to involve this; Starlight was raised in an orphanage where the neglectful staff never bothered to provide the foals other than the basic necessities, banned any of them from having personal possessions, and would [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment take meals away]] and [[DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff paddle them]] even [[DisproportionateRetribution for the tiniest amount of misbehavior]]. The only one who actually cared about her for the first nine years of her life was another orphan and her only friend Sunburst, who after getting his cutie mark, was sent to Canterlot to study magic. Starlight NeverGotToSayGoodbye because she accidentally overslept the day he left, and the staff showed her NoSympathy for her loss. She never heard from him again (because [[spoiler: he died in a FreakLabAccident in the school]], and she blamed his Cutie Mark for it, leading to creating "Our Town". [[spoiler: When Twilight was left with no choice but to [[{{RetGone}} wipe the villainous Starlight out of existence]] [[RedemptionRejection when she refused any and all chances of redemption]], she went to the filly Starlight shortly after Sunburst abandoned her and offered her the role as her personal student. Filly Starlight took it almost immediately, because nobody would notice or care if she ran away]].
24th Jun '16 2:24:41 AM Medinoc
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* Pullman likes this trope -- the Bolvangar installation in ''[[Literature/HisDarkMaterials The Golden Compass]]'' is an especially nasty variation. Seems exactly like, if not an OrphanageOfLove, a fairly middle-of-the-road boarding school (except for being situated in the middle of the Arctic); functions as a ''laboratory facility''.

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* Pullman likes this trope -- the Bolvangar installation in ''[[Literature/HisDarkMaterials The Golden Compass]]'' is an especially nasty variation. Seems exactly like, if not an OrphanageOfLove, a fairly middle-of-the-road boarding school (except for being situated in the middle of the Arctic); Arctic and populated with kidnapped children); functions as a ''laboratory facility''.
13th Jun '16 11:40:12 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Michael O'Halloran'', Mickey's mother had raised him to be able to look after himself because otherwise he would be taken to the home. When he meets Peaches after her granny died, other boarders are talking of how the girl will be taken to the home, and she's terrified.

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* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Michael O'Halloran'', ''Literature/MichaelOHalloran'', Mickey's mother had raised him to be able to look after himself because otherwise he would be taken to the home. When he meets Peaches after her granny died, other boarders are talking of how the girl will be taken to the home, and she's terrified.
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