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15th Nov '16 12:48:35 PM LadyJaneGrey
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A heartless developer plans to buy out and then knock over the local OrphanageOfLove because they haven't paid their bills in ages. Despite the horrible fate awaiting the adorable ragamuffin orphans and their caretakers, it seems all hope is lost. Enter the hero, who will embark upon a quest to gather the necessary funds...or at least stop the developer from being able to knock the place down.

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A heartless developer plans to buy out and then knock over the local OrphanageOfLove because they haven't paid their bills in ages.ages, possibly with the aid of a MorallyBankruptBanker, assuming they aren't the same person. Despite the horrible fate awaiting the adorable ragamuffin orphans and their caretakers, it seems all hope is lost. Enter the hero, almost always a GoodSamaritan and FriendToAllChildren, who will embark upon a quest to gather the necessary funds...or at least stop the developer from being able to knock the place down.



* ''[[Film/TheThreeStooges The Three Stooges]]'' videogame on the NES (yes, this actually existed) was all about trying to raise money to save an orphanage. Predated the movie based around the same trope by decades.

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* ''[[Film/TheThreeStooges The Three Stooges]]'' videogame on the NES (yes, this actually existed) was all about trying to raise money to save an orphanage. [[ExcusePlot (Well, sort of.)]] Predated the movie based around the same trope by decades.
decades.



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11th Oct '16 5:18:45 AM Andyroid
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree'', it eventually transpires that Camp Everfree is going to be closed and converted into a spa resort at the end of the month. Gloriosa Daisy tries to keep the camp going [[spoiler: with the help of Equestrian magic, but ends up [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide turning into a monster]] who builds a wall of thorns around the campground and traps all the campers inside. After Sunset Shimmer and the Humane 6 save Gloriosa, they use their new super-powers to organize a last-ditch benefit gala that earns enough money to save the camp.]]
27th Aug '16 7:54:00 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Lucha Libre International, better known for it's athletic commission Universal Wrestling Association, had a wrestler known as Fray Tormenta, a priest who took advantage of the prominence of [[MaskedLuchador masks]] on the Mexican circuit to hide his identity and make money for an orphanage he worked at. His real life story would see {{homage}}s in ''Manga/TigerMask'', ''Film/NachoLibre'' and ''Videogame/{{Tekken}}'', while later luchadors Wrestling/{{Mistico}} and [[Wrestling/{{Hunico}} Incognito]] would have {{the gimmick}} of being orphans from the facility he saved. Wrestling/{{CMLL}} first tried the gimmick with El Sagrado but were unsuccessful).

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* Lucha Libre International, better known for it's athletic commission Universal Wrestling Association, had a wrestler known as Fray Tormenta, a priest who took advantage of the prominence of [[MaskedLuchador masks]] on the Mexican circuit to hide his identity and make money for an orphanage he worked at. His real life story would see {{homage}}s in ''Manga/TigerMask'', ''Film/NachoLibre'' and ''Videogame/{{Tekken}}'', while later luchadors Wrestling/{{Mistico}} and [[Wrestling/{{Hunico}} Incognito]] would have {{the gimmick}} of being orphans from the facility he saved. Wrestling/{{CMLL}} saved(Wrestling/{{CMLL}} first tried the gimmick with El Sagrado but were unsuccessful).
26th Aug '16 9:58:48 AM Sharlee
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* On ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'', the Kratt brothers occasionally need to save imperiled animals' habitat from threats, as a change of pace from saving the animals themselves. Paisley Paver, a villain introduced in Season Three, has habitat-destruction as her agenda.
24th Aug '16 1:59:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* A curious instance occurs in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' series, in ''Literature/{{Evensong}}''. The CommunityThreateningConstruction threat is to the whole [[CloseKnitCommunity district and its villages]]; and its source is, subversively, governmental, not private-enterprise backed: [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} naïve, Lib Dem]][[note]]but I repeat myself...[[/note]] local councillor [[SupremeChef Teddy Gates]] was snookered into volunteering ''his'' ward, the [[CloseKnitCommunity Woolfonts]], for new social / community housing. ''Un''fortunately, his ward is in an AONB, and every square foot is scheduled at least Grade II*. ''Fortunately,'' the Duke of Taunton (late [[MajorlyAwesome major]], the [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Intelligence Corps]]) enlists the British Army and the whole Ministry of Defence in the crafty solution: he gets back some old buildings (derelict since 1945) under the Crichel Down rule, and runs up {{Retraux}} Georgian housing on the site: to move in retired [[spoiler: [[NepaliWithNastyKnives Gurkhas]]]] and their families. It's a political winner ''and'' makes the whole community happy. Particularly as the Duke creates a Trust to do the build: one which brings together a bunch of [[RetiredBadass old Sappers, Signallers, and other Forces retirees]] to train FE students and recently demobbed and wounded squaddies who need to learn new trades.

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* A curious instance occurs in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' series, in ''Literature/{{Evensong}}''. The CommunityThreateningConstruction threat is to the whole [[CloseKnitCommunity district and its villages]]; and its source is, subversively, governmental, not private-enterprise backed: [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} naïve, Lib Dem]][[note]]but I repeat myself...[[/note]] local councillor [[SupremeChef Teddy Gates]] was snookered into volunteering ''his'' ward, the [[CloseKnitCommunity Woolfonts]], for new social / community housing. ''Un''fortunately, his ward is in an AONB, and every square foot is scheduled at least Grade II*. ''Fortunately,'' the Duke of Taunton (late [[MajorlyAwesome major]], the [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Intelligence Corps]]) enlists the British Army and the whole Ministry of Defence in the crafty solution: he gets back some old buildings (derelict since 1945) under the Crichel Down rule, and runs up {{Retraux}} Georgian housing on the site: to move in retired [[spoiler: [[NepaliWithNastyKnives [[UsefulNotes/NepaliWithNastyKnives Gurkhas]]]] and their families. It's a political winner ''and'' makes the whole community happy. Particularly as the Duke creates a Trust to do the build: one which brings together a bunch of [[RetiredBadass old Sappers, Signallers, and other Forces retirees]] to train FE students and recently demobbed and wounded squaddies who need to learn new trades.
24th Aug '16 12:18:53 AM Morgenthaler
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Compare the ChildhoodMemoryDemolitionTeam where the structure being knocked down isn't necessarily going to result in catastrophic circumstances for anyone.

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Compare the ChildhoodMemoryDemolitionTeam where the structure being knocked down isn't necessarily going to result in catastrophic circumstances for anyone.
anyone. Not typically related to BurnTheOrphanage.
13th Aug '16 12:00:42 PM nombretomado
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* This turned out to be the reason behind [[spoiler:Phantom Thief G, a.k.a. Timothy's crime spree]] in ''DGrayMan''. [[NightmareFuel/DGrayMan This being DGM]], of course, the obviously-supernatural methods attracted enough attention that it went FromBadToWorse. In the end, the Black Order wound up paying to save the place anyway.

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* This turned out to be the reason behind [[spoiler:Phantom Thief G, a.k.a. Timothy's crime spree]] in ''DGrayMan''.''Manga/DGrayMan''. [[NightmareFuel/DGrayMan This being DGM]], of course, the obviously-supernatural methods attracted enough attention that it went FromBadToWorse. In the end, the Black Order wound up paying to save the place anyway.
22nd Jul '16 1:13:34 PM prettycoolguy
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* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Sharks vs. Pods", when Patrick appears out of nowhere in the end to exclaim "Yeah! We saved the rec center!" There was no rec center even mentioned in the episode.
19th Jul '16 6:58:56 PM eroock
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->"If there is anything Three Stooges media has taught me it's that entertainment always saves heartfelt buildings"\\

->---NostalgiaCritic (Jem and the Holograms review)

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->"If ->''"If there is anything Three Stooges media has taught me it's that entertainment always saves heartfelt buildings"\\

->---NostalgiaCritic
buildings."''
-->-- WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic
(Jem and the Holograms review)
17th Jul '16 6:54:02 AM TimberRidge
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* A curious instance occurs in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' series, in ''Literature/{{Evensong}}''. The CommunityThreateningConstruction threat is to the whole [[CloseKnitCommunity district and its villages]]; and its source is, subversively, governmental, not private-enterprise backed: [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} naïve, Lib Dem]][[note]]but I repeat myself...[[/note]] local councillor [[SupremeChef Teddy Gates]] was snookered into volunteering ''his'' ward, the [[CloseKnitCommunity Woolfonts]], for new social / community housing. ''Un''fortunately, his ward is in an AONB, and every square foot is scheduled at least Grade II*. ''Fortunately,'' the Duke of Taunton (late [[MajorlyAwesome major]], the [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Intelligence Corps]]) enlists the British Army and the whole Ministry of Defence in the crafty solution: he gets back some old buildings (derelict since 1945) under the Crichel Down rule, and runs up {{Retraux}} Georgian housing on the site: to move in retired [[spoiler: [[NepaliWithNastyKnives Gurkhas]]]] and their families. It's a political winner ''and'' makes the whole community happy. Particularly as the Duke creates a Trust to do the build: one which brings together a bunch of [[RetiredBadass old Sappers, Signallers, and other Forces retirees]] to train FE students and recently demobbed and wounded squaddies who need to learn new trades.
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