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14th Jun '16 12:11:20 AM PaulA
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* Any number of HoratioAlgerJr. characters. His first (and arguably best) children's novel, ''Ragged Dick'', is the archetype of Alger's street hero books.

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* Any number of HoratioAlgerJr. Creator/HoratioAlgerJr characters. His first (and arguably best) children's novel, ''Ragged Dick'', is the archetype of Alger's street hero books.
24th May '16 5:19:11 PM erraticegomania
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* Sylvester in ''Literature/{{Twig}}'' becomes this after [[spoiler:he deserts the AcademyOfEvil]]. He doesn't lack for money or comforts, since he knows how to get them, and if he needs something he steals it. This stands in stark contrast to other homeless children in the setting who are closer to the StreetUrchin archetype, lacking Sy's background as a ChildSoldier with access to a PsychoSerum which gives him an edge.
27th Apr '16 10:34:47 AM TobuIshi
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* Sara-Kate from ''Literature/AfternoonOfTheElves'' fancies herself to be this, lying and stealing [[spoiler:to keep herself and her ailing mother "safe" from outsiders and preserve their makeshift life together. It backfires in the end.]]
18th Mar '16 11:49:56 AM Kitch
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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} XY'', Serena's Pancham starts out as this. He loved to perform, and would steal props to use when performing in private. [[UnmanlySecret But he was embarrassed by his interest in performance]] to the point where he'd act out and ruin public performances if he drew too much attention to himself. When Serena wanted to take him in and tap his talent, he did not make it easy, though she eventually defeated and captured him in battle.
29th Jan '16 7:38:05 PM LBHills
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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 to be there next morning. Or any of your valuables, for that matter. 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. Or any of your valuables, for that matter.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.
18th Jan '16 2:32:59 PM MarkLungo
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Compare with LovableRogue.
9th Jan '16 7:55:04 PM jormis29
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* The Runts from ''The City Of God''. And, in the sixties part of the same film, Li'l Dice.

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* The Runts from ''The City Of God''.''Film/CityOfGod''. And, in the sixties part of the same film, Li'l Dice.
9th Jan '16 7:53:56 PM jormis29
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* The Feral Kid in ''MadMax II: The Road Warrior''.

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* The Feral Kid in ''MadMax II: The Road Warrior''.''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior''.
9th Jan '16 6:23:46 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Series/{{Dickensian}}' has the trope namer, portrayed as a sneakthief and pickpocket who also passes messages from Bill Sykes to Fagin (although he is so far shown as the only child working with them, so Fagin isn't exactly TheFagin yet.)

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* ''Series/{{Dickensian}}' ''Series/{{Dickensian}}'' has the trope namer, portrayed as a sneakthief and pickpocket who also passes messages from Bill Sykes to Fagin (although he is so far shown as the only child working with them, so Fagin isn't exactly TheFagin yet.)
9th Jan '16 6:23:27 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Series/{{Dickensian}}' has the trope namer, portrayed as a sneakthief and pickpocket who also passes messages from Bill Sykes to Fagin (although he is so far shown as the only child working with them, so Fagin isn't exactly TheFagin yet.)
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