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** Creator/PeterDavid's sequel, ''Artful,'' features a vampyre-hunting Artful Dodger.
11th Jul '17 6:04:20 PM Pamina
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* Gavroche in ''Literature/LesMiserables'' - but Hugo investigates the source of Gavroche's lifestyle, and its probable end. Gavroche springs from parents (the Thenardiers) who are cutthroat and depraved, but also incredibly resourceful. Hugo describes Gavroche's quick mind and high spirits, but says that though he's slipped through the cracks all his life, he's on the cusp of outgrowing the life he lives. Then, he might ally with the noble cause of the Friends of the ABC (who include a few working-class idealists in their ranks), or else, Hugo compares at least one vicious and brutal thug in M. Thenardier's gang to a grown up Gavroche.

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* Gavroche in ''Literature/LesMiserables'' - but Hugo investigates the source of Gavroche's lifestyle, and its probable end. Gavroche springs from parents (the Thenardiers) who are cutthroat and depraved, but also incredibly resourceful. Hugo describes Gavroche's quick mind and high spirits, but says that though he's slipped through the cracks all his life, he's on the cusp of outgrowing the life he lives. Then, he might ally with the noble cause of the Friends of the ABC (who include a few working-class idealists in their ranks), or else, Hugo compares at least one vicious and brutal thug in M. Thenardier's gang to a grown up Gavroche. As it turns out, [[spoiler: he dies at the barricade before he can grow up for either good or ill.]]
18th Dec '16 9:47:48 AM Ramidel
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%%* Jimmy the Hand from Creator/RaymondEFeist's ''Literature/RiftwarCycle''.

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%%* * Jimmy the Hand from Creator/RaymondEFeist's ''Literature/RiftwarCycle''.''Literature/RiftwarCycle'' is introduced as a clever young member of the [[ThievesGuild Mockers]] who knows his way around the streets and sewers of Krondor. In the Serpentwar books, it's mentioned that when now-Duke James threw out his grandchildren onto the streets for a while to remind them of just how well they had it in the palace, they thrived by their own wits and [[NoodleIncident ended up with a controlling interest in a brothel]].




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* Skif from ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Take a Thief]]'' is an adept street rat and thief who, at first, lifts food from the rich to feed himself, and later joins up with TheFagin's gang to live in decent comfort while pilfering valuable items. Most of his original gangmates also get out decently, however. [[spoiler: This phase of his life comes to an end when his home is burned down by an arsonist, catapulting him into adulthood early and driving him to become a true master thief, and later leading him to the Heralds.]]
7th Nov '16 9:23:28 AM Ziggun
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* Raggamuffin Amelie from ''Webcomic/{{Semi Auto Semla}}'' is a bit of a Deconstruction of this trope. While she's a hyperactive, cheery ball of theft and zany schemes, it's repeatedly shown that these antics of her do her more harm than good. Furthemore, it's implied that her happy nature is just a coping mechanism for the horrors she's seen on the streets.
5th Oct '16 8:48:18 AM erforce
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%%* Young Jack Sparrow from ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.

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%%* Young Jack Sparrow from ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.



%%* ''ShanghaiKnights'' featured one who grew up to be [[spoiler:Creator/CharlieChaplin]].

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%%* ''ShanghaiKnights'' ''Film/ShanghaiKnights'' featured one who grew up to be [[spoiler:Creator/CharlieChaplin]].
11th Sep '16 4:16:24 PM ANTMuddle
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The Artful Dodger is like the StreetUrchin, except that instead of being TheWoobie that makes you want to take him up in your arms and care for him, he seems perfectly happy to take care of himself. Oh, he'd ''let'' you take him home, just don't expect him (or any of your valuable possessions) to be there next morning. In RealLife, a child who lives on the streets experiences horrors most of us could not even imagine, but in some fictional works, a child on the street lives a happy-go-lucky life and practically thrives.

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The Artful Dodger is like the StreetUrchin, except that instead of being TheWoobie that makes you want to take him up in your arms and care for him, he seems perfectly happy to take care of himself. Oh, he'd ''let'' you take him home, just don't expect him (or any of your valuable possessions) to be there next morning. In RealLife, a child who lives on the streets experiences horrors most of us could not even imagine, but in some fictional works, a child on the street lives a happy-go-lucky life and practically thrives.
thrives (probably no longer terrified by such horrors).



Compare with LovableRogue.

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Compare with LovableRogue.LovableRogue or BakerStreetRegular.
19th Aug '16 2:40:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Feral Kid in ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior''.
* Young Jack Sparrow from ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
* The Runts from ''Film/CityOfGod''. And, in the sixties part of the same film, Li'l Dice.

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* %%* The Feral Kid in ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior''.
* %%* Young Jack Sparrow from ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
* %%* The Runts from ''Film/CityOfGod''. And, in the sixties part of the same film, Li'l Dice.



* Short Round in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.
* ''ShanghaiKnights'' featured one who grew up to be [[spoiler:Creator/CharlieChaplin]].
* The movie version of Toby from ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' was like this.
* Wiggins, one of the Baker Street Irregulars, in ''Film/WithoutAClue''.
* Miette, in a way, from ''Film/TheCityOfLostChildren''.
* The Kid from ''Film/DickTracy''.
* Phillipe in ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}''.
* ''{{Film/Newsies}}'' presents a whole cast of them, but most prominent of them is Jack, [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]] to [[TheSmartGuy David's]] Blue.

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* %%* Short Round in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.
* %%* ''ShanghaiKnights'' featured one who grew up to be [[spoiler:Creator/CharlieChaplin]].
* %%* The movie version of Toby from ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' was like this.
* %%* Wiggins, one of the Baker Street Irregulars, in ''Film/WithoutAClue''.
* %%* Miette, in a way, from ''Film/TheCityOfLostChildren''.
* %%* The Kid from ''Film/DickTracy''.
* %%* Phillipe in ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}''.
* %%* ''{{Film/Newsies}}'' presents a whole cast of them, but most prominent of them is Jack, [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]] to [[TheSmartGuy David's]] Blue.



* Pistolet in ''Literature/TheBlackCoats''.

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* %%* Pistolet in ''Literature/TheBlackCoats''.



* Jamal from ''Literature/TheDrifters''.

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* %%* Jamal from ''Literature/TheDrifters''.



* Kimball O'Hara, eponymous hero of Creator/RudyardKipling's ''Literature/{{Kim}}''.

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* %%* Kimball O'Hara, eponymous hero of Creator/RudyardKipling's ''Literature/{{Kim}}''.



* Jimmy the Hand from Creator/RaymondEFeist's ''Literature/RiftwarCycle''.

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* %%* Jimmy the Hand from Creator/RaymondEFeist's ''Literature/RiftwarCycle''.



* Lupus in ''Literature/TheRomanMysteries''
* Raych Seldon starts as this in the ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' prequels.

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* %%* Lupus in ''Literature/TheRomanMysteries''
* %%* Raych Seldon starts as this in the ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' prequels.



* Phoebe Buffay in {{Friends}} may well have been an Artful Dodger in her teens. She had to live on the streets from the age of 14 and is unlikely to have been an instance of TheWoobie judging by her character during the series. In one episode it's revealed that she once mugged a young Ross Geller.

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* Phoebe Buffay in {{Friends}} ''Series/{{Friends}}'' may well have been an Artful Dodger in her teens. She had to live on the streets from the age of 14 and is unlikely to have been an instance of TheWoobie judging by her character during the series. In one episode it's revealed that she once mugged a young Ross Geller.



* [[spoiler: Five]] in ''Series/DarkMatter'' was this prior to the series start.

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* %%* [[spoiler: Five]] in ''Series/DarkMatter'' was this prior to the series start.



* Marco from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia''.

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* %%* Marco from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia''.
1st Aug '16 10:12:04 AM AFP
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* ''{{Film/Newsies}}'' presents a whole cast of them, but most prominent of them is Jack, [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]] to [[TheSmartGuy David's]] Blue.
10th Jul '16 12:53:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/OliverTwist'': Being the TropeNamer, The Artful Dodger is the epitome of this trope [[spoiler: � until his boss's gambit goes awry, the police search his home and he gets deported to Australia,]]

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* ''Literature/OliverTwist'': Being the TropeNamer, The Artful Dodger is the epitome of this trope [[spoiler: � [[spoiler: ...until his boss's gambit goes awry, the police search his home and he gets deported to Australia,]]
10th Jul '16 12:51:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/OliverTwist'': Being the TropeNamer, The Artful Dodger is the epitome of this trope [[spoiler: until his boss's gambit goes awry, the police search his home and he gets deported to Australia,]]

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* Nathan Drake from the ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' series is one as a teenager, until Sully "adopts" him as a protégé.

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