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29th May '18 5:46:22 AM AutumnLeaves
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* In ''Albertine and the House of the Thousand Wonders'' by Frank Reifenberg and Jan Strathmann, the [[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom Children's Happiness Home]] where the heroine lives pretty much embodies the trope. Though the headmistress has her favorites, they aren't particularly happy either. The kids are forced to ''paint the lawn green'' to make the orphanage look at least halfway decent.
27th May '18 6:49:18 PM SilentStranger
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* In ''WesternAnimation/WakkosWish'', Yakko, Wakko, and Dot lived in one of these for a time.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/WakkosWish'', Yakko, Wakko, and Dot lived in one of these for a time.time, until it was shut down by Baron Von Plotz during his merciless taxation. In their own words (well, song), they were fed inedible gruel, the beds were broken and painful to sleep on, and the taps ran "hot and cold dirt". Ironically, they actually ''miss'' the orphanage, because [[FromBadToWorse homeless life is even worse.]]
28th Mar '18 10:17:50 PM CJCroen1393
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In darker and more adult oriented versions, the people directing the orphanage will be downright criminal or insane; sometimes secretly enslaving the children as unpaid labor and punishing them harshly or even tortuously if they fail, refuse or for no reason at all. Other times, the directors are using the orphanage as a cover for their evil {{cult}}, using the children as {{Human Sacrifice}}s to [[EldritchAbomination their subject of worship]]. And those are if you're ''lucky''. Sometimes, the orphanage directors like to do [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil the unthinkable]]...

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In darker and more adult oriented versions, the people directing the orphanage will be downright criminal or insane; sometimes secretly enslaving the children as unpaid labor and punishing them harshly or even tortuously if they fail, refuse or for no reason at all. Other times, the directors are using the orphanage as a cover for their evil {{cult}}, using the children as {{Human Sacrifice}}s to appease [[EldritchAbomination their subject of worship]]. And those are if you're ''lucky''. Sometimes, the orphanage directors like to do [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil the unthinkable]]...
28th Mar '18 10:17:00 PM CJCroen1393
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In darker and more adult oriented versions, the people directing the orphanage will be downright criminal or insane; sometimes secretly enslaving the children as unpaid labor and punishing them harshly or even tortuously if they fail, refuse or for no reason at all. Other times, the directors are using the orphanage as a cover for their evil {{cult}}, using the children as {{Human Sacrifice}}s to [[EldritchAbomination their subject of worship]]. And those are if you're ''lucky''. Sometimes, the orphanage directors like to do [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil the unthinkable]]...
29th Nov '17 3:01:07 PM Crackalacking
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* ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'': If [[spoiler: [[http://hyenafu.tumblr.com/post/157694646799/i-usually-try-to-avoid-answering-questions-about Tsavo's backstory]]]] is anything to go by, {{Hell}} has one of these.
24th Sep '17 12:44:51 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8252393/4/The-Bond-of-the-Orphans The Bond of the Orphans]]'' Harry and Laura end up at Draygone House, a decrepit establishment with substandard food and a matron who's unaffectionately known as "The Dragon."
9th Sep '17 3:01:20 PM nombretomado
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* In the Franchise/{{American Girl|sCollection}} ''Samantha'' stories, Samantha's friend Nelly gets sent to one of these. Of course, she breaks out and is [[HappilyAdopted adopted by Sam's extraordinarily wealthy family]].

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* In the Franchise/{{American Literature/{{American Girl|sCollection}} ''Samantha'' stories, Samantha's friend Nelly gets sent to one of these. Of course, she breaks out and is [[HappilyAdopted adopted by Sam's extraordinarily wealthy family]].
27th Aug '17 8:30:13 PM PaulA
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* This trope is not as common in Creator/RoaldDahl's books as one might think, but Sophie from ''Literature/TheBFG'' used to live in one of these. And the treatment that [[Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach James Henry Trotter]] gets from his aunts is pretty much equal to it.

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* This trope is not as common in Creator/RoaldDahl's books as one might think, but books:
** ''Literature/TheBFG'':
Sophie from ''Literature/TheBFG'' used to live is living in one of these. And at the beginning, before she is carried away by the Big Friendly Giant.
** ''Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'': The orphaned James Henry Trotter lives with his aunts, but
the treatment that [[Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach James Henry Trotter]] he gets from his aunts them is pretty much equal to it.
15th Aug '17 4:13:58 AM jormis29
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* ''DarkMatter'': The Orphanage where Five grew up hasn't been described in any detail yet, but kids don't run away from such homes to try and survive alone on the streets at age 12 for no reason. And even without any conscious memories of the place, her reaction to the plan of having her sent to a group home after [[spoiler: the rest of the crew of the Raza was arrested and thrown into prison]] was basically: "I'd rather go to (adult, high security) prison instead."

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* ''DarkMatter'': ''Series/DarkMatter'': The Orphanage where Five grew up hasn't been described in any detail yet, but kids don't run away from such homes to try and survive alone on the streets at age 12 for no reason. And even without any conscious memories of the place, her reaction to the plan of having her sent to a group home after [[spoiler: the rest of the crew of the Raza was arrested and thrown into prison]] was basically: "I'd rather go to (adult, high security) prison instead."
30th Jul '17 10:22:12 PM VioletVisions
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* ''DarkMatter'': The Orphanage where Five grew up hasn't been described in any detail yet, but kids don't run away from such homes to try and survive alone on the streets at age 12 for no reason. And even without any memories of the place, her reaction to the plan of having her sent to a group home after [[spoiler: the rest of the crew of the Raza was arrested and thrown into prison]] was basically: "I'd rather go to (adult, high security) prison instead."

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* ''DarkMatter'': The Orphanage where Five grew up hasn't been described in any detail yet, but kids don't run away from such homes to try and survive alone on the streets at age 12 for no reason. And even without any conscious memories of the place, her reaction to the plan of having her sent to a group home after [[spoiler: the rest of the crew of the Raza was arrested and thrown into prison]] was basically: "I'd rather go to (adult, high security) prison instead."
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