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18th Dec '15 6:16:09 PM CaptEquinox
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* [[{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]], the world's youngest full-time radio presenter, started out as homeless, selling newspapers near a subway station.
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* [[{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]], the world's youngest full-time radio presenter, started out as homeless, selling newspapers near a the subway station. station where he slept at night. Freddie Freeman (Capt. Marvel Jr.) was doing all right living with his grandfather until Capt. Nazi fell into their fishing boat. Now ''he's'' an orphaned newspaper boy living on his own, although he has a tiny garret apartment.
18th Dec '15 6:08:10 PM CaptEquinox
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* [[{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]], the world's youngest full-time radio presenter.
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* [[{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]], the world's youngest full-time radio presenter. presenter, started out as homeless, selling newspapers near a subway station.

* Jane Eyre begins as an orphan in the household of her aunt by marriage who reluctantly provides her with a home. She then goes to Lowood school where she doesn't exactly have to work for her keep but the conditions are terrible and she excels in her classes to prove herself. Following this she does earn her keep by becoming a teacher at the school. She then becomes a governess at Thornfield. Finally, at the end of the novel she conveniently receives a huge inheritance from the uncle she never knew who wanted to adopt her all along before he died.
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* Jane Eyre begins as an orphan in the household of her aunt by marriage who reluctantly provides her with a home. She then goes to Lowood school where she doesn't exactly have to work for her keep but the conditions are terrible terrible, although the education is good and she excels in her classes to prove herself. Following this she does earn her keep by becoming a teacher at the school. She then becomes a governess at Thornfield. Finally, at the end of the novel she conveniently receives a huge inheritance from the uncle she never knew who wanted to adopt her all along before he died.
16th Nov '15 4:25:21 PM Prfnoff
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* ''{{Recettear}}'' is left to fend for herself, but with a good amount of adventuring involved as well.
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* ''{{Recettear}}'' ''VideoGame/RecettearAnItemShopsTale'': Recette is left to fend for herself, but with a good amount of adventuring involved as well.
25th Sep '15 12:16:19 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'', it is eventually revealed that Irie is taking care of Satoko and Rika and the two are technically under the custody of the village chief Kimiyoshi. It is left unexplained for most of the series until then.
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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', it is eventually revealed that Irie is taking care of Satoko and Rika and the two are technically under the custody of the village chief Kimiyoshi. It is left unexplained for most of the series until then.
18th Jun '15 12:42:26 PM StFan
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* In ''OnegaiTwins''. Maiku makes his money as a freelance, work-from-home programmer. (His employers are unaware that he's a minor.) The girls' source of livelihood, though, is never mentioned.
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* In ''OnegaiTwins''.''Anime/PleaseTwins''. Maiku makes his money as a freelance, work-from-home programmer. (His employers are unaware that he's a minor.) The girls' source of livelihood, though, is never mentioned.
8th Jun '15 5:54:53 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* ''GraveOfTheFireflies'' is a pretty good example of the worst-case scenario. And then [[FromBadToWorse it gets worse]].
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* ''GraveOfTheFireflies'' ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'' is a pretty good example of the worst-case scenario. And then [[FromBadToWorse it gets worse]].
21st May '15 4:47:21 PM nombretomado
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* In ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'', it is eventually revealed that Irie is taking care of Satoko and Rika and the two are technically under the custody of the village chief Kimiyoshi. It is left unexplained for most of the series until then.
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* In ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'', it is eventually revealed that Irie is taking care of Satoko and Rika and the two are technically under the custody of the village chief Kimiyoshi. It is left unexplained for most of the series until then.
14th May '15 4:52:16 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''DavidCopperfield'' had his stepfather sent him to London to work, ran away to his great-aunt and got adopted by her. * In ''Lock and Key'' by 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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* ''DavidCopperfield'' ''Literature/DavidCopperfield'' had his stepfather sent him to London to work, ran away to his great-aunt and got adopted by her. * In ''Lock and Key'' by SarahDessen 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 Apr '15 12:21:52 AM InsomniacWeasel
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* It's been pointed out on the [[Headscratchers/KatawaShoujo headscratchers page for Katawa Shoujo]] that it's never explained how the character of [[ShrinkingViolet Hanako]] [[BrokenBird Ikezawa]], a penniless orphan, is able to afford her studies in an expensive, prestigious, specialized private boarding school. Other characters are explicitly shown or stated to be rich, enjoy generous scholarships, or simply have families who can support them, but Hanako's story outright shows that she can't financially support herself, leaving the question of her studies a bit of a mystery. Some people like to believe that the school itself (which was originally created for the benefit of disabled children, and has influential backers) would support her, but the page itself points out, this sounds a lot like wishful thinking. As kind as everyone in the story is, running such an expensive operation as a private school for the physically handicapped as a charity just wouldn't work in real life.
25th Mar '15 7:30:22 PM nombretomado
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* Shirou in ''FateStayNight'' is being taken care of by... well, [[{{yakuza}} a yakuza head,]] who was a friend of his father. The Yakuza head's sweet granddaughter drops by every now and then to make sure he hasn't got into any trouble as he lives in his dad's giant sweet mansion, but he's still an entirely emancipated minor. Shirou, however, has a streak of independence which makes him keep the ''entire giant mansion'' clean all by himself, with only one of his younger female classmates coming by to help. The sweet granddaughter, despite being sweet, is no help, instead sponging off of him to devour his great homemade meals. Shirou also maintains an income by fixing up the Yakuza head's motorcycle and keeping up with three different part-time jobs. In times of need, however, Shirou can ask for a maid from the Yakuza head to keep his house in order.
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* Shirou in ''FateStayNight'' ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is being taken care of by... well, [[{{yakuza}} a yakuza head,]] who was a friend of his father. The Yakuza head's sweet granddaughter drops by every now and then to make sure he hasn't got into any trouble as he lives in his dad's giant sweet mansion, but he's still an entirely emancipated minor. Shirou, however, has a streak of independence which makes him keep the ''entire giant mansion'' clean all by himself, with only one of his younger female classmates coming by to help. The sweet granddaughter, despite being sweet, is no help, instead sponging off of him to devour his great homemade meals. Shirou also maintains an income by fixing up the Yakuza head's motorcycle and keeping up with three different part-time jobs. In times of need, however, Shirou can ask for a maid from the Yakuza head to keep his house in order.
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