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18th Jul '17 2:35:38 PM IdeaMaster
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* As we learned from ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode "The Chipette Story", Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor spend their early life days in this trope in Australia with their best friend Olivia. In this orphanage, the caretaker Miss Grudge would try to force some of the orphans to sing to make more money, but they all have rotten singing voices. When Olivia is lucky enough to be adopted, Grudge kidnaps and locks the Chipettes away so she won't be able to take them with her, intending to make money off the three little chipmunk girls. They barely manage to escape and then hide in a ship sailing to the USA...

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* As we learned from ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode "The Chipette Story", Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor spend their early life days in this trope in Australia with their best friend Olivia. In this orphanage, the caretaker Miss Grudge would try to force some of the orphans to sing to make more money, but [[HollywoodToneDeaf they all have rotten singing voices.voices]]. When Olivia is lucky enough to be adopted, Grudge kidnaps and locks the Chipettes away so she won't be able to take them with her, intending to make money off the three little chipmunk girls. They barely manage to escape and then hide in a ship sailing to the USA...
8th Jul '17 4:17:49 PM Vir
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* As we learned from ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode ''The Chipette Story'', Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor spend their early life days in this trope in Australia with their best friend Olivia. In this orphanage, the caretaker Miss Grudge would try to force some of the orphans to sing to make more money, but they all have rotten singing voices. When Olivia is lucky enough to be adopted, Grudge kidnaps and locks the Chipettes away so she won't be able to take them with her, intending to make money off the three little chipmunk girls. They barely manage to escape and then hide in a ship sailing to the USA...

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* As we learned from ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode ''The "The Chipette Story'', Story", Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor spend their early life days in this trope in Australia with their best friend Olivia. In this orphanage, the caretaker Miss Grudge would try to force some of the orphans to sing to make more money, but they all have rotten singing voices. When Olivia is lucky enough to be adopted, Grudge kidnaps and locks the Chipettes away so she won't be able to take them with her, intending to make money off the three little chipmunk girls. They barely manage to escape and then hide in a ship sailing to the USA...
17th Jun '17 1:49:58 PM nombretomado
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* [[ActionGirl Mylene]] from the anime ''Manga/ZeroZeroNineOne'' (a HotterAndSexier spin-off from ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'') was placed into a teenage girls' version of this, after her parents died trying to escape the [[BerlinWall "Eastern Bloc"]].

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* [[ActionGirl Mylene]] from the anime ''Manga/ZeroZeroNineOne'' (a HotterAndSexier spin-off from ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'') was placed into a teenage girls' version of this, after her parents died trying to escape the [[BerlinWall [[UsefulNotes/BerlinWall "Eastern Bloc"]].
8th Jun '17 10:30:44 PM CaptEquinox
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* ''Literature/EscapeToWitchMountain'' by Alexander Key The place Tony and Tia were sent to after Grandma Malone died was more reformatory than the Disney Orphanage in the movie. They are sent there because of the various minor offences they had committed out of innocence. Tia had a habit of opening locked doors to save animals she hear crying out for help for example. Tony can not make her understand why that is wrong, and since she is mute the adults think she defiant. This continues as Tia opens the locked library at the reformatory.

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* ''Literature/EscapeToWitchMountain'' by Alexander Key The place Tony and Tia were sent to after Grandma Malone died was more reformatory than the Disney Orphanage in the movie. They are sent there because of the various minor offences offenses they had committed out of innocence. Tia had a habit of opening locked doors has the power to save animals break locks and frequently does this to free trapped animals. She also breaks into the library at the orphanage because she hear crying out for help for example. is a {{Bookworm}}. Tony can not cannot make her understand why that is wrong, adults see it as a crime, and since she is mute the adults think she defiant. This continues as Tia opens the locked library at the reformatory.assume she's (at best) rebellious.
31st May '17 2:27:26 AM Morgenthaler
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29th May '17 7:12:55 PM Sark0TAG
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Morpheus}}'': The Goodman Home for Boys was really an OrphanageOfLove, just that the caretaker, Grace Thermon, was [[BabysitterFromHell cruel to all involved]], so much that she was repeatedly disciplined, and eventually fired. Although one particular orphan, Jan Pharris, still suffered in more ways than one throughout his life, [[ReunionRevenge leading to his inviting Grace and Jan's family]] to his father's ship, ''Herculania''.

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Morpheus}}'': The Goodman Home for Boys was really an OrphanageOfLove, just that the caretaker, Grace Thermon, was [[BabysitterFromHell [[EvilOrphanageLady cruel to all involved]], so much that she was repeatedly disciplined, and eventually fired. Although one particular orphan, Jan Pharris, still suffered in more ways than one throughout his life, [[ReunionRevenge leading to his inviting Grace and Jan's family]] to his father's ship, ''Herculania''.
24th May '17 11:12:10 AM ASTOL01
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** Played with in the third book. Aunt Marge declares that Harry should be grateful to the Dursleys for taking him as he would have gone straight to an orphanage if he'd been [[DoorstopBaby dumped on her doorstop]]. Harry's unspoken retort is that he'd rather live in an orphanage than with the Dursleys.

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** Played with in the third book. Aunt Marge declares that Harry should be grateful to the Dursleys for taking him as he would have gone straight to an orphanage if he'd been [[DoorstopBaby dumped on her doorstop]]. Harry's unspoken retort is that he'd rather live in an orphanage than with he would've preferred the Dursleys.orphanage.
22nd Apr '17 7:19:24 PM harostar
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' features one in the back story of Amon Kotarou, who was raised in a Catholic Orphanage. On the surface, it was an OrphanageOfLove run by a kind-hearted Russian Priest that loved Amon like his own son. But in truth, Donato Poropora was actually a sadistic Ghoul that enjoyed feasting on [[ChildEater children]], and used the excuse that they had been adopted to cover up their deaths. It was also implied that he was secretly [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies feeding]] his victims to the other children, for his own amusement.

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' features one in the back story of Amon Kotarou, Koutarou Amon, who was raised in a Catholic Orphanage. On the surface, it was an OrphanageOfLove run by a kind-hearted Russian Priest that loved Amon like his own son. But in truth, Donato Poropora Porpora was actually a sadistic Ghoul that enjoyed feasting on [[ChildEater children]], and used the excuse that they had been adopted to cover up their deaths. It was also implied that he was secretly [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies feeding]] After Amon uncovered the truth, [[spoiler: Donato kept the boy at his victims to side and had him assist in murdering the other children, for his own amusement.children]]. Eventually, the CCG discovered the church and defeated Donato.
18th Apr '17 3:20:55 AM rafi
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* ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'': In episode 20, Boo-Boom and a group of war orphans are forcefully taken from a red cross camp and placed in one of these. The place, a partly destroyed rundown building, is run by a group of very strict female soldiers who enforce an iron discipline, and the building houses an industrial laundromat where the orphans are put to work. Fortunate.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'': In episode 20, Boo-Boom and a group of war orphans are forcefully taken from a red cross camp and placed in one of these. The place, a partly destroyed rundown building, is run by a group of very strict female soldiers who enforce an iron discipline, and the building houses an industrial laundromat where the orphans are put to work. Fortunate.



* WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle: Sherman comes from one, before being adopted by Mr. Peabody.
ly, thanks to Boo-Booms' animal friends, they are all able to escape and the place itself is burned to the ground.

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* WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle: Sherman comes from one, before being adopted by Mr. Peabody.
ly,
Peabody. Fortunately, thanks to Boo-Booms' animal friends, they are all able to escape and the place itself is burned to the ground.
18th Apr '17 3:19:33 AM rafi
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* [[ActionGirl Mylene]] from the anime ''Manga/ZeroZeroNineOne'' (a HotterAndSexier spin-off from ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'') was placed into a teenage girls' version of this, after her parents died trying to escape the [[BerlinWall "Eastern Bloc"]].
* CreepyTwins Hansel and Gretel from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' grew up in a Romanian version of this trope. This would have been bad enough for them, but after the Romanian government was overthrown and the orphanages were shut down, where they went next was [[HarmfulToMinors far]], [[SnuffFilm FAR]] worse.



* Though it varies by personal Fanon, ''Manga/DeathNote'''s Wammy's House can qualify - the place is basically set up to produce the ultimate TykeBomb, after all, which is bound to be an unpleasant process. ''LightNovel/{{Another Note}}'' tells us that [[DrivenToSuicide it doesn't work out so well for all of the kids]] L, Near, Matt, and Mello all seem pretty content with their upbringing, and L's absolute trust toward Watari would imply that Wammy's is something of an OrphanageOfLove; however, all four of them have their [[AmbiguousDisorder not]]-[[LackOfEmpathy so]]-[[HotBlooded normal]] traits. Then we get the ones like [[DeathByOriginStory A]] and [[SerialKiller Beyond]] [[IJustWantToBeYou Birthday]]...
* ''Manga/{{Dokuro}}'' has one of these, where the future warden Kawashima is the head, and children are horribly abused.
* Lucy/Nyuu[[spoiler: /Kaede]] from ''Manga/ElfenLied'' grew up in one of these. It wouldn't have been so bad except for [[KidsAreCruel the torment Lucy was subjected to by the other orphans]] for being different. She would eventually [[spoiler:[[BewareTheNiceOnes snap out and murder a room full of the little hellions]] after [[MoralEventHorizon they beat a dog she had started caring for to death right in front of her and made her watch]]]].
* One of the stories of the ''Manga/GhostInTheShell'' manga has Section 9 tackling one of these. It's used for manual labor because the water filters that the kids make are deemed more important than their human rights. It turns out to be [[spoiler:a government brainwashing facility that got out of hand, punishing those who try to escape with "ghost-back" or "ghost-out" -- cyber-brainwash or death]].



* One of the stories of the ''Manga/GhostInTheShell'' manga has Section 9 tackling one of these. It's used for manual labor because the water filters that the kids make are deemed more important than their human rights. It turns out to be [[spoiler:a government brainwashing facility that got out of hand, punishing those who try to escape with "ghost-back" or "ghost-out" -- cyber-brainwash or death]].

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* One of The orphanage in ''Manga/ThePromisedNeverland'' looks like an OrphanageOfLove on the stories of the ''Manga/GhostInTheShell'' manga has Section 9 tackling one of these. It's used for manual labor because the water filters that the kids surface. The orphans receive excellent care, good food, and education. [[spoiler:All to make are deemed them more important than their human rights. It turns out appetizing to be [[spoiler:a government brainwashing facility that got the demons who rule the world.]]
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': All the future Saints had to deal with this at the Kido Fundation. They're taken away from normal orphanages by force (the one where Seiya was pretty much kidnapped from is a downright OrphanageOfLove, in example), [[TrainingFromHell forced to train all day long]], are beaten by Tatsumi if they step
out of hand, punishing those line, seen as mere objects and playthings for Saori (who was a SpoiledBrat at time) and the place has electric fences, dogs and security guards. Afterwards, they are sent to Training Grounds where 90% of them died at.
* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' features one in the back story of Amon Kotarou,
who try was raised in a Catholic Orphanage. On the surface, it was an OrphanageOfLove run by a kind-hearted Russian Priest that loved Amon like his own son. But in truth, Donato Poropora was actually a sadistic Ghoul that enjoyed feasting on [[ChildEater children]], and used the excuse that they had been adopted to escape with "ghost-back" or "ghost-out" -- cyber-brainwash or death]].cover up their deaths. It was also implied that he was secretly [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies feeding]] his victims to the other children, for his own amusement.
* [[TheDragon Legato Bluesummers]] of ''Manga/TriGun'' has a manga backstory that implies this was a stage of his life, though he could have been in a lot of circumstances before being made a [[SexSlave catamite]].



* Lucy/Nyuu[[spoiler: /Kaede]] from ''Manga/ElfenLied'' grew up in one of these. It wouldn't have been so bad except for [[KidsAreCruel the torment Lucy was subjected to by the other orphans]] for being different. She would eventually [[spoiler:[[BewareTheNiceOnes snap out and murder a room full of the little hellions]] after [[MoralEventHorizon they beat a dog she had started caring for to death right in front of her and made her watch]]]].
* ActionGirl Mylene from the anime ''Manga/ZeroZeroNineOne'' (a HotterAndSexier spin-off from ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'') was placed into a teenage girls' version of this, after her parents died trying to escape the [[BerlinWall "Eastern Bloc"]]. Ah, sweet freedom.
* CreepyTwins Hansel and Gretel from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' grew up in a Romanian version of this trope. This would have been bad enough for them, but after the Romanian government was overthrown and the orphanages were shut down, where they went next was [[HarmfulToMinors far]], [[SnuffFilm FAR]] worse.
* [[TheDragon Legato Bluesummers]] of ''Manga/TriGun'' has a manga backstory that implies this was a stage of his life, though he could have been in a lot of circumstances before being made a [[SexSlave catamite]].
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': All the future Saints had to deal with this at the Kido Fundation. They're taken away from normal orphanages by force (the one where Seiya was pretty much kidnapped from is a downright OrphanageOfLove, in example), [[TrainingFromHell forced to train all day long]], are beaten by Tatsumi if they step out of line, seen as mere objects and playthings for pre-CharacterDevelopment![[AlphaBitch Saori]] and the place has electric fences, dogs and security guards. Afterwards, they are sent to Training Grounds where 90% of them died at.
* Though it varies by personal Fanon, ''Anime/{{Death Note}}'''s Wammy's House can qualify - the place is basically set up to produce the ultimate TykeBomb, after all, which is bound to be an unpleasant process. ''LightNovel/{{Another Note}}'' tells us that [[DrivenToSuicide it doesn't work out so well for all of the kids]] L, Near, Matt, and Mello all seem pretty content with their upbringing, and L's absolute trust toward Watari would imply that Wammy's is something of an OrphanageOfLove; however, all four of them have their [[AmbiguousDisorder not]]-[[LackOfEmpathy so]]-[[HotBlooded normal]] traits. Then we get the ones like [[DeathByOriginStory A]] and [[SerialKiller Beyond]] [[IJustWantToBeYou Birthday]]...
* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' features one in the back story of Amon Kotarou, who was raised in a Catholic Orphanage. On the surface, it was an OrphanageOfLove run by a kind-hearted Russian Priest that loved Amon like his own son. But in truth, Donato Poropora was actually a sadistic Ghoul that enjoyed feasting on [[ChildEater children]], and used the excuse that they had been adopted to cover up their deaths. It was also implied that he was secretly [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies feeding]] his victims to the other children, for his own amusement.
* ''Manga/{{Dokuro}}'' has one of these, where the future warden Kawashima is the head, and children are horribly abused.
* The orphanage in ''Manga/ThePromisedNeverland'' looks like an OrphanageOfLove on the surface. The orphans receive excellent care, good food, and education. [[spoiler:All to make them more appetizing to the demons who rule the world.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'', Margo, Edith and Agnes live in one of these. If they don't make their quota selling cookies they are banished to the "box of shame".



* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'', Margo, Edith and Agnes live in one of these. If they don't make their quota selling cookies they are banished to the "box of shame".



* As we learned from ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode ''The Chipette Story'', Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor spend their early life days in this trope in Australia with their best friend Olivia. In this orphanage, the caretaker Miss Grudge would try to force some of the orphans to sing to make more money, but they all have rotten singing voices. When Olivia is lucky enough to be adopted, Grudge kidnaps and locks the Chipettes away so she won't be able to take them with her, intending to make money off the three little chipmunk girls. They barely manage to escape and then hide in a ship sailing to the USA...
* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad,'' Francine used to live in an orphanage before her Chinese parents adopted her. In that orphanage, any time she tried to use her left hand (being naturally left-handed) the nuns would smack her with a fish. Which is a reference to a now rarer practice of forcing people to be right handed that was once common in Catholic schools, and also happened in some secular schools.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "Mom and Dad Have a Great Big Fight", Arthur and D.W. fear their parents may be getting a divorce and worry that they will be abandoned. Cue ''Literature/OliverTwist''[=-inspired=] ImagineSpot.
-->'''Arthur:''' We have to avoid going to an orphanage at all costs, especially one set in the 1800's.
* ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'': In episode 20, Boo-Boom and a group of war orphans are forcefully taken from a red cross camp and placed in one of these. The place, a partly destroyed rundown building, is run by a group of very strict female soldiers who enforce an iron discipline, and the building houses an industrial laundromat where the orphans are put to work. Fortunate.
* The ChristmasSpecial ''WesternAnimation/TheChristmasTree'' is set in one these, where the lady in charge gambles away the orphanage's money on a regular basis. It's so bad, the children latch onto a huge pine tree for emotional comfort.



* The orphanage in Tigress's story in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda: Secrets of the Furious Five'' qualifies. They feared her and she was left alone and ashamed, but with some help by Master Shifu, Tigress managed to learn to control herself and turned the place into an OrphanageOfLove.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', Flapjack gets sent to one in "Oh, You Animal". Well the caretaker was actually a good person and just wanted to protect, even adopt Flapjack. But what made it horrifying was the fact that the other orphaned boys were actually grown men disguising as little boys so they could have free meals and a roof over their head, and Flapjack being the only real kid in the place they bully him mercilessly.



* WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle: Sherman comes from one, before being adopted by Mr. Peabody.
ly, thanks to Boo-Booms' animal friends, they are all able to escape and the place itself is burned to the ground.



* The ChristmasSpecial ''WesternAnimation/TheChristmasTree'' is set in one these, where the lady in charge gambles away the orphanage's money on a regular basis. It's so bad, the children latch onto a huge pine tree for emotional comfort.
* A young girl named Olivia and her best friends the Chipettes from ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' grew together in one of these in Australia, managed by the evil Mrs. Grudge. When Olivia is lucky enough to be adopted, Grudge kidnaps and locks the Chipettes away so she won't be able to take them with her, intending to make money off the three little chipmunk girls. They barely manage to escape and then hide in a ship sailing to the USA...
* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad,'' Francine used to live in an orphanage before her Chinese parents adopted her. In that orphanage, any time she tried to use her left hand (being naturally left-handed) the nuns would smack her with a fish.
** Which is a reference to a now rarer practice of forcing people to be right handed that was once common in Catholic schools, and also happened in some secular schools.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', Flapjack gets sent to one in "Oh, You Animal". Well the caretaker was actually a good person and just wanted to protect, even adopt Flapjack. But what made it horrifying was the fact that the other orphaned boys were actually grown men disguising as little boys so they could have free meals and a roof over their head, and Flapjack being the only real kid in the place they bully him mercilessly.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "Mom and Dad Have a Great Big Fight", Arthur and D.W. fear their parents may be getting a divorce and worry that they will be abandoned. Cue ''Literature/OliverTwist''[=-inspired=] ImagineSpot.
-->'''Arthur:''' We have to avoid going to an orphanage at all costs, especially one set in the 1800's.
* The orphanage in Tigress's story in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda: Secrets of the Furious Five'' qualifies. They feared her and she was left alone and ashamed, but with some help by Master Shifu, Tigress managed to learn to control herself and turned the place into an OrphanageOfLove.
* WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle: Sherman comes from one, before being adopted by Mr. Peabody.
* ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'': In episode 20, Boo-Boom and a group of war orphans are forcefully taken from a red cross camp and placed in one of these. The place, a partly destroyed rundown building, is run by a group of very strict female soldiers who enforce an iron discipline, and the building houses an industrial laundromat where the orphans are put to work. Fortunately, thanks to Boo-Booms' animal friends, they are all able to escape and the place itself is burned to the ground.
* As we learned from ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode ''The Chipette Story'', Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor spend their early life days in this trope in Australia with their Olivia. In this orphanage, the caretaker Miss Grudge would try to force some of the orphans to sing to make more money, but they all have rotten singing voices.
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