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10th Jul '16 12:10:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* In LeastICouldDo, Rayne employs a young orphan boy, appropriately called [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Urchin]], for various zany, self-serving errands and odd jobs. Eventually we learn that [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Rayne also keeps Urchin fed, sheltered and educated]] until he can be adopted. Somewhat of a subversion in that Urchin is no longer on the streets.
* {{Guttersnipe}} is all about this trope.

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* In LeastICouldDo, Webcomic/LeastICouldDo, Rayne employs a young orphan boy, appropriately called [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Urchin]], for various zany, self-serving errands and odd jobs. Eventually we learn that [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Rayne also keeps Urchin fed, sheltered and educated]] until he can be adopted. Somewhat of a subversion in that Urchin is no longer on the streets.
* {{Guttersnipe}} %%* Webcomic/{{Guttersnipe}} is all about this trope.



* Mia from ''TrueVillains'' had this sort of life, as revealed in the musical version. It holds true in the comic.

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* Mia from ''TrueVillains'' ''Webcomic/TrueVillains'' had this sort of life, as revealed in the musical version. It holds true in the comic.
7th Jul '16 11:01:35 AM Willbyr
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* Brian Hawk from ''HajimeNoIppo'' has this past. In ''no way'' is this a FreudianExcuse for his behaviour, however.

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* Brian Hawk from ''HajimeNoIppo'' ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' has this past. In ''no way'' is this a FreudianExcuse for his behaviour, however.
28th Jun '16 1:19:45 AM PaulA
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* LloydAlexander's ''Literature/{{Westmark}}'' trilogy has the girl Mickle and the sister-and-brother duo Sparrow and Weasel.

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* LloydAlexander's Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/{{Westmark}}'' trilogy has the girl Mickle and the sister-and-brother duo Sparrow and Weasel.
27th Jun '16 3:51:03 AM aenthin
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* The fifth edition of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has an Urchin option for a character background. It gives a proficiency bonus to Sleight of Hand and Stealth checks, as well as using Disguise Kits and Thieves' Tools. Furthermore, it allows you to cut travel time when wandering around a city, implied to by taking multiple shortcuts the urchin would have discovered as a kid.
13th Jun '16 11:42:28 PM PaulA
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* Mickey in Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Michael O'Halloran'', of the odd jobs variety. He still lives in the apartment where he had lived with his mother; she had been at pains to teach him how, so he could escape the OrphanageOfFear.

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* Mickey in Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Michael O'Halloran'', ''Literature/MichaelOHalloran'', of the odd jobs variety. He still lives in the apartment where he had lived with his mother; she had been at pains to teach him how, so he could escape the OrphanageOfFear.
7th Jun '16 3:09:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* Ariel the "Street Waif" from ''KungFu The Legend Continues'', and yes, the guy who came up with that term was made fun of.

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* Ariel the "Street Waif" from ''KungFu ''Series/KungFu The Legend Continues'', and yes, the guy who came up with that term was made fun of.
1st Jun '16 9:27:29 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is one of many children who grew up on the streets of Agrabah. Jafar was all too keen to sacrifice Aladdin for his scheme because in his mind, who would miss one more vanished street rat?
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' has a few of these, and Fievel, a child in search of his family, nearly becomes one himself.



* [[spoiler:Emma]] from ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' is a sixteen year old girl who has apparently been living on the streets for years She is eventually taken in by Looker and [[spoiler:becomes the successor to his detective ageny]].



* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is one of many children who grew up on the streets of Agrabah. Jafar was all too keen to sacrifice Aladdin for his scheme because in his mind, who would miss one more vanished street rat?
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' has a few of these, and Fievel, a child in search of his family, nearly becomes one himself.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' [[PromotedToParent Mako]] and his little brother [[TheCharmer Bolin]] grew up on the streets, and are explicitly referred to as Street Urchins by Butakha, the pro-bending organizer. They ran numbers "and stuff" for the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triple Threat Triad]], before being taken in by Toza, who mentored them in [[FictionalSport pro-bending]] and arranged to let them live in the arena's attic apartment. There's also young Skoochy, a boy who likes to serve as an informant.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
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[[PromotedToParent Mako]] and his little brother [[TheCharmer Bolin]] grew up on the streets, and are explicitly referred to as Street Urchins by Butakha, the pro-bending organizer. They ran numbers "and stuff" for the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triple Threat Triad]], before being taken in by Toza, who mentored them in [[FictionalSport pro-bending]] and arranged to let them live in the arena's attic apartment. There's also young Skoochy, a boy who likes to serve as an informant.


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* Roxy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' ran away from home at age thirteen and lived on herself until joining The Misfits. She apparently joined a non-violent gang. Roxy is secretly illiterate but in a VerySpecialEpisode learns to read.
21st May '16 8:12:07 PM erraticegomania
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* While the main characters in ''Literature/{{Twig}}'' are a team of mixed {{Child Soldier}}s and {{Human Weapon}}s, they get on well with the local street children of Radham, who they affectionately refer to as "the Mice," and are extremely protective of them, going out of their way to target those that would prey upon them. When Sy and Mary need to infiltrate another town, they reach out to the Mice, who get them in contact with a man from the city who used to be one but ended up in prison.
19th May '16 4:19:52 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheMightyBoosh Vince Noir]] sometimes claims to have been one of these in his youth:

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* [[TheMightyBoosh [[Series/TheMightyBoosh Vince Noir]] sometimes claims to have been one of these in his youth:
11th Apr '16 1:54:05 PM towercurator
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* Eva in ''Literature/VoidDomain''. Not an orphan and technically has a home though she never visits. Prior to the story starting, she lives out in an abandoned hospital. After she gets a dorm room at the local WizardingSchool, she finds another abandoned building to hide some of her more questionable magical equipment.
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