->'''Samuel.''': For he is an orphan boy!\\
'''Chorus.''': He is! Hurrah for the orphan boy!\\
'''General''': And it sometimes is a useful thing\\
To be an orphan boy.\\
'''Chorus.''': It is! Hurrah for the orphan boy!\\
Hurrah for the orphan boy!
-->-- ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance''

->''"Dete's taking Heidi to live with her grandfather since her parents died of a tragic case of not-explained-in-the-slightest."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/ObscurusLupa''', ''Heidi 4 Paws'' [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/ol/olp/35081-heidi-4-paws#josc650595 review]]

->'''Bird Child:''' He doesn't ''have'' parents.\\
'''NostalgiaCritic:''' They were killed in the Great Disney Genocide of Dramatic Convenience.
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''', ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBirdsMovie'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JAG1bK30Tc review]]

->'''Vesper:'''...and since your first thought about me ran to orphan, that's what I'd say you are.\\
'''Bond:''' ''(just smiles)''\\
'''Vesper:''' Oh, you are? Hm. I like this poker thing - and that makes perfect sense, since [=MI6=] looks for maladjusted young men who give little thought to sacrificing others in order to protect Queen and country.
-->-- ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''

->''"Orphans always make the best recruits."''
-->-- '''M''', ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''

->'''Reader:''' I know this is sudden, but I have a question for Odacchi. [[LampshadeHanging Why is it that there is an abnormally extensive number of characters in One Piece who]] [[MissingMom have unknown or already deceased mothers?]]\\
'''[[Creator/EiichiroOda Oda]]''': I see. Well. The answer is simple. [[BlackComedy That's because "Mother" is the antonym for "Adventure".]]
-->-- ''Manga/OnePiece'', SBS volume 78.

->'''Stanton:''' You know why Beale really picked you over the other recruits?
->'''Reese:''' [[DeadpanSnarker You saying it wasn't my test scores?]]
->'''Stanton:''' It was where you came from. You had no family, at least no real family. And after losing your adoptive mother, you were on your own. Beale knew that you'd give everything to the Agency, because you didn't have anyone or anything to go back to. Except the girlfriend, and you didn't hesitate to walk away from her.
->'''Reese:''' [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Only because I had to.]]
->'''Stanton:''' That's right, because we don't get normal lives, and you can't miss what you never had. That's why Beale picked us and why we're so good at our jobs.
-->-- ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', "Truth Be Told"

->''"You're 'Arry now, hear me? [[SweetPollyOliver 'Arry the orphan boy.]] No one asks an orphan too many questions 'cause nobody gives three shits."''
-->-- '''Yoren''' to [[TomboyPrincess Arya Stark]], ''Series/GameOfThrones'', "Fire and Blood"