History Main / StreetUrchin

4th Mar '17 6:37:36 PM troodos
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** The second Batgirl, a runaway who lived on her own for almost ten years, somehow making it from Macau to Gotham in the process, with no communication skills or idea how to survive in society, due to having been raised up to that point in a secluded bunker.
4th Mar '17 2:25:28 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': This is how Arya lives in King's Landing following her escape from the Red Keep.
19th Feb '17 12:06:42 PM Derkhan
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* In the ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'', Sunandi used to live on the streets in Kisua before being adopted by master Kinja.
15th Feb '17 8:54:20 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{Shoeshine}}'' is about two street urchins trying to survive as shoeshine boys in 1944 Rome right after the Allied liberation. They have a DownerEnding.
6th Dec '16 1:43:53 PM Korodzik
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If the character seems perfectly happy with their lot in life and practically seems to thrive on the streets, then you have yourself TheArtfulDodger. If this character grows up into a hardened survivor and is proud of his hungry years, you've got a SatisfiedStreetRat. If your character isn't human, expect an EarNotch or two.

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If the character seems perfectly happy with their lot in life and practically seems to thrive on the streets, then you have yourself TheArtfulDodger. If this character grows up into a hardened survivor and is proud of his hungry years, you've got a SatisfiedStreetRat. If your character isn't human, expect an EarNotch or two.
two. They may end up regularly assisting the heroes as a BakerStreetRegular.



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30th Oct '16 3:34:23 PM nombretomado
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* Nan from MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Wizard of London]]'' is a good example of one.
** For that matter so was [[HeraldsOfValdemar Skif]], at least to start out with.

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* Nan from MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Wizard of London]]'' is a good example of one.
** For that matter so was [[HeraldsOfValdemar [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Skif]], at least to start out with.
14th Sep '16 8:17:13 PM PaulA
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* The ''Literature/EndersGame'' series has the ''Shadow'' {{POV Sequel}}s that star Bean. The first novel includes Bean's backstory, which reveals how he grew up in a street urchin gang, amoungst other, rival gangs. The leader who picked him up was named Poke, the cross-dressing kind of street urchin. Revealing this information was part of how Achilles had taken over control of her gang. Card got pretty graphic with his depections of street urchin life. The swollen bellies of hunger and just how much a meal counts, and the long-term emotional abnormality you get from trying to be self-sufficient so young. As badly as his heroes {{Angst}} about their selfish natures, his antagonists seem to revel in those same flaws.

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* The ''Literature/EndersGame'' series has the ''Shadow'' {{POV Sequel}}s that star Bean. The first novel ''Literature/EndersShadow'' includes Bean's backstory, which reveals how he grew up in a street urchin gang, amoungst other, rival gangs. The leader who picked him up was named Poke, the cross-dressing kind of street urchin. Revealing this information was part of how Achilles had taken over control of her gang. Card got pretty graphic with his depections of street urchin life. The swollen bellies of hunger and just how much a meal counts, and the long-term emotional abnormality you get from trying to be self-sufficient so young. As badly as his heroes {{Angst}} about their selfish natures, his antagonists seem to revel in those same flaws.
27th Aug '16 3:45:02 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Zettai lived on the streets of Ceiha after the death of her parents and survived by smuggling contraband magical tomes and items. She's eventually caught and sentenced to death by hanging and that's where Eric comes in. [[spoiler: She's eventually adopted by Eric's mentor, Basilard.]]
18th Aug '16 1:07:05 AM PaulA
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* Jin Sato from ''Cryoburn'', part of the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', is a street urchin. Somewhat unusually for this trope, he hasn't been on the streets his whole life, and he left his aunt and uncle not because they were horribly abusive, but because his aunt threatened to get rid of some of his pets, which include a falcon, rats, three hens, and a three-legged cat. [[spoiler: The real reason he couldn't stand living with his aunt and uncle is the way they've tried to obliterate the memory of his mother, out of fear of the MegaCorp who had her [[HumanPopsicle frozen]]]] Miles thinks that he's TheArtfulDodger or a single BakerStreetRegular. This is a mistake.

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* Jin Sato from ''Cryoburn'', part of the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', ''Literature/{{Cryoburn}}'' is a street urchin. Somewhat unusually for this trope, he hasn't been on the streets his whole life, and he left his aunt and uncle not because they were horribly abusive, but because his aunt threatened to get rid of some of his pets, which include a falcon, rats, three hens, and a three-legged cat. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The real reason he couldn't stand living with his aunt and uncle is the way they've tried to obliterate the memory of his mother, out of fear of the MegaCorp who had her [[HumanPopsicle frozen]]]] frozen]]]]. Miles thinks that he's TheArtfulDodger or a single BakerStreetRegular. This is a mistake.
24th Jul '16 7:18:23 PM Gamermaster
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** Well, they ''played'' at being street urchins. Luffy and Ace were placed under the care of Makino (and later Dadan) by Garp, and [[spoiler:Sabo was the son of World Nobles.]]

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** Well, they ''played'' at being street urchins. Luffy and Ace were placed under the care of Makino (and later Dadan) by Garp, and [[spoiler:Sabo was the son of World Nobles.nobles.]]
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