0 Days Left to Support a Troper-Created Project : Personal Space (discuss)

History Main / StreetUrchin

21st May '16 8:12:07 PM erraticegomania
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[TheMightyBoosh Vince Noir]] sometimes claims to have been one of these in his youth:

to:

* [[TheMightyBoosh [[Series/TheMightyBoosh Vince Noir]] sometimes claims to have been one of these in his youth:
11th Apr '16 1:54:05 PM towercurator
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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.
26th Mar '16 8:16:40 PM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Several characters are this in ''RoseGunsDays'', starting with Wayne, who fled from his abusive foster family and survived alone before being picked up by Rose, after which he swears UndyingLoyalty to her. Season 2 also introduces Charles, Nina and Oliver, who are among the many orphans created by the Great Disaster. They were picked up by an old man who offered them shelter in exchange forů taking music lessons. Because they were used to life in the streets though, [[TrashOfTheTitans their appartment is a little bit messy.]]

to:

* Several characters are this in ''RoseGunsDays'', ''VisualNovel/RoseGunsDays'', starting with Wayne, who fled from his abusive foster family and survived alone before being picked up by Rose, after which he swears UndyingLoyalty to her. Season 2 also introduces Charles, Nina and Oliver, who are among the many orphans created by the Great Disaster. They were picked up by an old man who offered them shelter in exchange forů taking music lessons. Because they were used to life in the streets though, [[TrashOfTheTitans their appartment is a little bit messy.]]
24th Feb '16 1:52:00 PM margdean56
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Jin Sato from ''Cryoburn'', the latest installment 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.

to:

* Jin Sato from ''Cryoburn'', the latest installment 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.



* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'' there are teenagers who "roam the corridors". Boys do so because their families couldn't find another family to marry them into, and girls do so because once they hit "husband high" no, not even their own mothers, can tell them what to do. They are called "Stilyagi," after the counterculture of 50s Russia.
* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's "Literature/CitizenOfTheGalaxy" the protagonist Thorby is first shown identifying as an Artful Dodger character, but adopting the public persona of a street urchin begging for alms. He adopts other tropic persona as the novel progresses.

to:

* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'' there are teenagers who "roam the corridors". Boys do so because their families couldn't find another family to marry them into, and girls do so because once they hit "husband high" no, no one, not even their own mothers, can tell them what to do. They are called "Stilyagi," after the counterculture of 50s Russia.
* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's "Literature/CitizenOfTheGalaxy" the protagonist Thorby is first shown identifying as an Artful Dodger character, but adopting the public persona of a street urchin begging for alms. He adopts other tropic persona personae as the novel progresses.
24th Feb '16 1:45:32 PM margdean56
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* After his reincarnation by [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], Loki spent some times as one of these in France, not having his godly memories or powers. He worked as a con artist with another unnamed child until Thor restored his memories (up to the age he was at, anyway)...

to:

* After his reincarnation by [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], Loki spent some times time as one of these in France, not having his godly memories or powers. He worked as a con artist with another unnamed child until Thor restored his memories (up to the age he was at, anyway)...
10th Feb '16 5:15:09 PM Prfnoff
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''VideoGame/{{Angband}}'', there's the "Filthy street urchin". Being a {{roguelike}}, you can kill them.

to:

* In ''VideoGame/{{Angband}}'', there's the "Filthy street urchin". Being a {{roguelike}}, you can kill them.them, though they tend to show up in large gangs.



* ''HectorBadgeOfCarnage'' episode 2 has Lambert meet one who is living in an abandoned fridge, lost his hand in a shoe shining accident and had it replaced by a hook. After he helps Lambert, Lambert [[spoiler: ends up adopting him.]]

to:

* ''HectorBadgeOfCarnage'' ''VideoGame/HectorBadgeOfCarnage'' episode 2 has Lambert meet one who is living in an abandoned fridge, lost his hand in a shoe shining accident and had it replaced by a hook. After he helps Lambert, Lambert [[spoiler: ends up adopting him.]]
23rd Jan '16 6:52:14 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Storm}} from ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' started out as one of these after an [[ParentalAbandonment airplane crashed atop the Cairo home of her Black American father and Kenyan mother]]. She had a solid claim to being the best pickpocket and escape artist in the city by the time she hit puberty only to wander south along the Nile on impulse, have her powers kick in, and spend the bulk of her adolescence as a Weather Deity made manifest on the Serengeti.

to:

* {{Storm}} ComicBook/{{Storm}} from ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' started out as one of these after an [[ParentalAbandonment airplane crashed atop the Cairo home of her Black American father and Kenyan mother]]. She had a solid claim to being the best pickpocket and escape artist in the city by the time she hit puberty only to wander south along the Nile on impulse, have her powers kick in, and spend the bulk of her adolescence as a Weather Deity made manifest on the Serengeti.
23rd Jan '16 3:27:57 PM BiggerBen
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Street Urchins are usually boys, but having the character suddenly revealed to be a {{tomboy}} is just as common. Not quite a WholesomeCrossdresser, she just really doesn't have the money for any feminine clothes. Not to mention that, in many places like this, it's probably for the best that some people ''not'' know you're a girl.

to:

Street Urchins are usually boys, but having the character suddenly revealed to be a {{tomboy}} is just as common. Not quite a WholesomeCrossdresser, she just really doesn't have the money for any feminine clothes. Not to mention that, in many places like this, it's probably for the best that some people ''not'' know you're a girl.
girl. Though there are a few examples of openly and obviously female urchins.
5th Jan '16 4:46:43 PM StarTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* [[KidHero Ezra]] is this at the start of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', until Kanan takes him as his Jedi apprentice.
This list shows the last 10 events of 74. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.StreetUrchin