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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.]]
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.
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