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12th Sep '17 5:12:19 AM CaptEquinox
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* Willie Connolly does this to a certain extent in J.R. Lowell's ''Daughter of Darkness'' after she accidentally kills her mother with one of her spells. Although her dad's still around, he has a HeroicBSOD for a time before he starts working again, and devotes all his time to that, so twelve-year-old Willie takes over all the housekeeping and financial responsibility for the next three years.

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* Willie Connolly does this to a certain extent in J.R. Lowell's ''Daughter of Darkness'' after she accidentally kills her mother with one of her RitualMagic spells. Although her dad's still around, he has a HeroicBSOD for a time before he starts working again, and then devotes all his time to that, so twelve-year-old Willie takes over all the housekeeping and financial responsibility for the next three years.years.
8th Jul '17 9:47:31 AM nombretomado
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Sorting through TheOtherWiki's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notable_orphans list of notable literary orphans]] (at the bottom), other tropers can probably help expand this article, so if you've read any of those stories, sort the orphans.

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Sorting through TheOtherWiki's Wiki/TheOtherWiki's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notable_orphans list of notable literary orphans]] (at the bottom), other tropers can probably help expand this article, so if you've read any of those stories, sort the orphans.



* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Girl_Who_Lives_Down_the_Lane The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane]]''. TheOtherWiki article says her father "...made plans to allow Rynn to live alone...", presumably including financial matters.

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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Girl_Who_Lives_Down_the_Lane The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane]]''. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki article says her father "...made plans to allow Rynn to live alone...", presumably including financial matters.
22nd Jun '17 6:50:25 PM CaptEquinox
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* This is the setup in the 1967 film ''Our Mother's House''. Dad deserted the family and the children are cared for by their ailing mom. When she dies they're afraid they'll be split up, so they bury her secretly and continue to live according to what she taught them. The money comes from Mom's annuity; the kids forge her signature on monthly checks. Everything works out great until Dad shows up and blows all the money on prostitutes and booze.

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* This is the setup in the 1967 film ''Our Mother's House''.''Film/OurMothersHouse'' (based on Julian Gloag's 1963 book). Dad deserted the family and the children are cared for by their ailing mom. When she dies they're afraid they'll be split up, so they bury her secretly and continue to live according to what she taught them. The money comes from Mom's annuity; the kids forge her signature on monthly checks. Everything works Although there are power struggles among the kids to determine who should be in charge[[note]]in the book it's even worse, and one of the little girls actually dies after her siblings punish her for "inviting" her own molestation[[/note]]the economics work out great all right, until Dad shows up and blows all the money on prostitutes and booze.
11th Jun '17 9:27:52 AM mister-bittersweet
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* Riki Naoe, the protagonist of VisualNovel/LittleBusters, mentions in the second Rin route that he has an inheritance left behind by his parents, [[spoiler:which he uses to get by after he and Rin run away from school]], but also mentions that he feels awkward spending the last thing connecting him to his parents. That route also establishes that he does have a legal guardian who took him in and it's implied they take care of expenses like the BoardingSchool he attends, but it's also implied Riki isn't really close to them emotionally.
8th Jun '17 10:40:19 PM CaptEquinox
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* Willie Connolly does this to a certain extent in J.R. Lowell's ''Daughter of Darkness'' after she accidentally kills her mother with one of her spells. Although her dad's still around, he has a HeroicBSOD for a time before he starts working again, and devotes all his time to that, so twelve-year-old Willie takes over all the housekeeping and financial responsibility for the next three years.
29th Apr '17 6:39:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''TokyoMewMew'' has Bu-ling, the KidAppealCharacter of the group. She is eight years old when the series begins and, though only her mom's dead, her dad has gone off to train in the mountains and left her with five younger siblings to care for and a dojo to run -- but she's dirt poor, knows it, and has to perform in the street to pay the bills. Even when she's given a job at Cafe Mew Mew, she continues to perform -- sometimes even during work to entice the customers to give her tips -- and has to count her change to see if she can buy a bottle of ketchup. The anime had a filler episode revealing that her father apparently arranged for her to be engaged to a grown man, with the implication that it was only set up to legally allow her to keep the house.

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* ''TokyoMewMew'' ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' has Bu-ling, the KidAppealCharacter of the group. She is eight years old when the series begins and, though only her mom's dead, her dad has gone off to train in the mountains and left her with five younger siblings to care for and a dojo to run -- but she's dirt poor, knows it, and has to perform in the street to pay the bills. Even when she's given a job at Cafe Mew Mew, she continues to perform -- sometimes even during work to entice the customers to give her tips -- and has to count her change to see if she can buy a bottle of ketchup. The anime had a filler episode revealing that her father apparently arranged for her to be engaged to a grown man, with the implication that it was only set up to legally allow her to keep the house.
1st Apr '17 10:33:23 PM azul120
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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs '', [[IllGirl Hayate Yagami's]] source of funds is brushed off as a wealthy friend of her late parents. [[spoiler: In reality, it is a rogue TSAB Admiral waiting for her to become one with the [[ArtifactOfDoom Book of Darkness]] in hopes of trapping it before too much of the world gets lain waste to.]]

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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs '', [[IllGirl Hayate Yagami's]] source of funds is brushed off as a wealthy friend of her late parents. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In reality, it is a rogue TSAB Admiral waiting for her to become one with the [[ArtifactOfDoom Book of Darkness]] in hopes of trapping it before too much of the world gets lain waste to.]]






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3rd Nov '16 1:33:50 AM PaulA
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* In ''Lock and Key'' by Creator/SarahDessen this happens to the main character Ruby. She lives in a single parent household until her mother disappears. She attempts to work and go to school until she turns 18. Unfortunately a social worker comes and forces her to move in with her older sister.

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* In ''Lock and Key'' ''Literature/LockAndKey'' by Creator/SarahDessen this happens to the main character Ruby. She lives in a single parent household until her mother disappears. She attempts to work and go to school until she turns 18. Unfortunately a social worker comes and forces her to move in with her older sister.
13th Jun '16 11:41:33 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Michael O'Halloran'', Mickey. Then, given the time frame, children worked then. He was working even before his mother's death, and she had carefully prepared him to live on his own.

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* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Michael O'Halloran'', Mickey.''Literature/MichaelOHalloran'', Mickey does odd jobs to support himself. Then, given the time frame, children worked then. He was working even before his mother's death, and she had carefully prepared him to live on his own.
7th Jun '16 3:59:59 AM Morgenthaler
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