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22nd Jan '18 6:11:52 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode, "The Mobius 5000", Dr. Robotnik threatens to close down the porcupine orphanage if they don't pay him 10,000 Mobiums by the next day. In order to get that kind of money, Sonic has to enter and win the Mobius 5000 race.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode, "The Mobius 5000", Dr. Robotnik threatens to close down the porcupine orphanage if they don't pay him 10,000 Mobiums by the next day. In order to get that kind of money, Sonic has to enter and win the Mobius 5000 race.
22nd Jan '18 6:10:26 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode, "The Mobius 5000", Dr. Robotnik threatens to close down the porcupine orphanage if they don't pay him 10,000 Mobiums by the next day. In order to get that kind of money, Sonic has to enter and win the Mobius 5000 race.
18th Jan '18 6:34:11 PM MasterN
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This trope serves a a popular stock plot for a number of reasons. It's a simple enough goal for the audience to grasp and support, plus it's a pretty easy way to establish a black and white good vs. evil theme. After all, who but a truly good person would devote their time and welfare to saving an orphanage that can't offer much in the way of reward but its gratitude? And who but a truly evil person would dump a bunch of orphans onto the street so they can build a parking lot over it?

Plus, since there's a number of ways to reach this goal, you can pretty much insert any kind of film into it. Want a funny Road Movie? Just have the Hero hop into his van with his quirky sidekick and drive cross-country to pay the rent. Need to sell a soundtrack or musical? Have the centerpiece of the film be a [[HeyLetsPutOnAShow fundraiser concert]]. Want a DownerEnding drama which explores the good and evil of mankind? Just have the heroes fail and watch the orphans cry their eyes out as their only chance at a loving home gets demolished before their eyes.

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This trope serves a a popular stock plot for a number of reasons. It's a simple enough goal for the audience to grasp and support, plus it's a pretty easy way to establish a [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white good vs. evil theme.theme]]. After all, who but a truly good person would devote their time and welfare to saving an orphanage that can't offer much in the way of reward but its gratitude? And who but a truly evil person would dump a bunch of orphans onto the street so they can build a parking lot over it?

Plus, since there's a number of ways to reach this goal, you can pretty much insert any kind of film into it. Want a funny Road Movie? Just have the Hero hop into his van with his quirky sidekick and drive cross-country to pay the rent. Need to sell a soundtrack or musical? Have the centerpiece of the film be a [[HeyLetsPutOnAShow fundraiser concert]]. Want a DownerEnding drama which [[TrueArtIsAngsty explores the good and evil of mankind? mankind?]] Just have the heroes fail and watch the orphans cry their eyes out as their only chance at a loving home gets demolished before their eyes.
7th Jan '18 10:28:28 PM storyyeller
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* In ''Literature/PennyDreadful'', the Whippoorwillows, a group of houses where the main character, Penny, and most of her friends live, is about to be foreclosed. Meanwhile, there's a local legend about a 19th century gold miner who amassed and hid a fortune which was never found. Naturally, [[spoiler: they fail to find it, followed by a lecture about how ThisIsReality after Penny explains that she was certain they would find it because that is what would happen in a book.]]
29th Dec '17 12:04:42 PM eroock
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* ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'': Save their apartment building.

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* ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'': Save their apartment building.
29th Dec '17 12:03:32 PM eroock
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* Parodied to death in the "WesternAnimation/SouthPark" episode 'Asspen'.

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* Parodied to death in the "WesternAnimation/SouthPark" ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode 'Asspen'."[[Recap/SouthParkS6E2Asspen Asspen]]".
29th Dec '17 12:00:44 PM eroock
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* The ''Series/HannahMontana'' [[TheMovie movie]] has Hannah saving a farm in Tennessee from greedy land developers.
29th Dec '17 11:40:10 AM eroock
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* The Belgium comic book series ''ComicBook/{{Orphanimo}}!'' has this as the main plot for the first half of the series, and as a subplot for the second half.

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* ''{{ComicBook/Orphanimo}}'': The Belgium comic book series ''ComicBook/{{Orphanimo}}!'' resolves around an old Victorian style orphanage which is the last original building standing in a city that has this as been turned into a concrete jungle of skyscrapers by BigBad Hari Vallalkozo, who has his eyes set on the main plot orphanage so he can use the land for the first half of the series, and as a subplot for the second half. his latest project.
26th Dec '17 2:20:10 AM jormis29
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* In the Franchise/{{Superman}} mini-series, ''The Doomsday Wars'', there is a flashback B-Plot that ties into the story where an accident on young Clark's part ends up costing the Kents their livestock due to a snowstorm. Some of the other farmers in Smallville end up rallying around the Kents and help with getting them back on their feet.

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* In the Franchise/{{Superman}} mini-series, ''The Doomsday Wars'', ''ComicBook/SupermanTheDoomsdayWars'', there is a flashback B-Plot that ties into the story where an accident on young Clark's part ends up costing the Kents their livestock due to a snowstorm. Some of the other farmers in Smallville end up rallying around the Kents and help with getting them back on their feet.
3rd Dec '17 3:38:30 PM Minni128
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* In ''WesternAnimatiin/BarbiePresentsThumbelina'', a skateboard factory is going to be built on an empty field that is actually the home of the [[{{Lilliputians}} Twillerbees]]. The Twillerbees use their [[GreenThumb nature magic]] to keep the construction crew at bay, while the main character befriends a girl whose parents just happen to be the owners of the company that's building the skateboard factory. In the end, the girl convinces her parents not to build the factory, and they build a nature preserve instead, keeping the Twillerbees (and more importantly, the Twiller''babies'') safe.

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* In ''WesternAnimatiin/BarbiePresentsThumbelina'', ''WesternAnimation/BarbiePresentsThumbelina'', a skateboard factory is going to be built on an empty field that is actually the home of the [[{{Lilliputians}} Twillerbees]]. The Twillerbees use their [[GreenThumb nature magic]] to keep the construction crew at bay, while the main character befriends a girl whose parents just happen to be the owners of the company that's building the skateboard factory. In the end, the girl convinces her parents not to build the factory, and they build a nature preserve instead, keeping the Twillerbees (and more importantly, the Twiller''babies'') safe.
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