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* The Eskimo boy Kunac in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero''.

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* The Eskimo Inuit boy Kunac in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero''.


* Kit Cloudkicker from ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' is not only an excellent little buddy, but also a great surrogate brother to Molly.

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* Kit Cloudkicker Max from ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' is not only an excellent little buddy, but also a great surrogate brother ''WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters'' who watched his family get gassed to Molly.death.



* Max from ''WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters'' who watched his family get gassed to death.


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* Kit Cloudkicker from ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' is not only an excellent little buddy but also a great surrogate brother to Molly.
* Otto Osworth from ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' absolutely livens up the lives of his adoptive dads, Buck Tuddrussel and the Larry 3000.

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* Penny in ''Disney/TheRescuers'': a sweet little kidnapped orphan who needs the mice of the title to rescue her.


* Sunny, in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series, who lives up to her name so much that even perennial grouch Solid Snake loves her.

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* Sunny, in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series, who lives up to her name so much that even perennial grouch Solid Snake loves her.


Heartwarming orphans don't have to ''do'' anything to be heartwarming. It seems inherent to their orphaned state. They don't even have to appear on stage. Announce that an orphanage has been destroyed, and AMillionIsAStatistic does not come into play; obviously only a monster would do such a thing.

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Heartwarming orphans don't have to ''do'' anything to be heartwarming. It seems inherent to their orphaned state. They don't even have to appear on stage. Announce that an orphanage has been destroyed, and AMillionIsAStatistic does not come into play; obviously [[MoralEventHorizon only a monster would do such a thing.
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* Flora from the ''ProfessorLayton'' games.

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* Flora from the ''ProfessorLayton'' ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' games.


* Lewis from ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'' manages to win the hearts of the titular family, and gets invited to join them, within a few scant hours of meeting them by...having low self-esteem and wearing funny hats?

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* Lewis from ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'' manages to win the hearts of the titular family, and gets invited to join them, within a few scant hours over the course of meeting them by...having low self-esteem the adventure and wearing funny hats?the invention fair.

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* ''Series/{{Voyagers}}'': Jeffrey Jones, an orphan at the beginning of the series, tends to be liked by most of the people he encounters. One of the bigger examples is his effect on Bogg, who transforms from [[IWorkAlone self-proclaimed loner]] to protective caretaker after getting stuck with him.


* Cheryl, of the original ''VideoGame/SilentHill'', is the HappilyAdopted and much-beloved daughter of DotingParent Harry Mason, who loves her more than anything... [[spoiler: ''both'' of the times she's his daughter.]]

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* Cheryl, of the original ''VideoGame/SilentHill'', ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'', is the HappilyAdopted and much-beloved daughter of DotingParent Harry Mason, who loves her more than anything... [[spoiler: ''both'' of the times she's his daughter.]]


* Broadway Example/[[SubvertedTrope subversion]]: Little Sally, from ''{{Urinetown}}: TheMusical'', is apparently an orphan. She appears with Officer Lockstock during the narration scenes as well. However, she never really makes anyone's lives more cheerful. She does [[spoiler:witness Bobby's death, and she exposes Cladwell as a murderer]], but she suffers the same fate as the rest of the cast.

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* Broadway Example/[[SubvertedTrope subversion]]: Little Sally, from ''{{Urinetown}}: ''Theatre/{{Urinetown}}: TheMusical'', is apparently an orphan. She appears with Officer Lockstock during the narration scenes as well. However, she never really makes anyone's lives more cheerful. She does [[spoiler:witness Bobby's death, and she exposes Cladwell as a murderer]], but she suffers the same fate as the rest of the cast.


* [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]], along with many common RomanceNovelTropes, in Creator/PGWodehouse's GenreSavvy short story "Honeysuckle Cottage".

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* [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]], along with many common RomanceNovelTropes, in Creator/PGWodehouse's GenreSavvy short story "Honeysuckle Cottage".


* PunkyBrewster makes cranky old Henry's life much more interesting.

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* PunkyBrewster Series/PunkyBrewster makes cranky old Henry's life much more interesting.


* Subverted in the MechWarrior Dark Age novels where the resident Omnicidal Maniac "adopts" (read: found while strolling through a city that was recently razed by her instructions) a young girl. And she's changed! Now instead of wanting to just burn the known universe to the ground, she's going to burn the universe down for her!

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* Subverted in the MechWarrior ''VideoGame/MechWarrior Dark Age Age'' novels where the resident Omnicidal Maniac "adopts" (read: found while strolling through a city that was recently razed by her instructions) a young girl. And she's changed! Now instead of wanting to just burn the known universe to the ground, she's going to burn the universe down for her!


* How about twelve Heartwarming Foster Girls? From ''{{Jem}}'', the Starlight Girls.

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* How about twelve Heartwarming Foster Girls? From ''{{Jem}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', the Starlight Girls.


* In ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest', '[[spoiler: Michelle the badger becomes this after her parents are killed by the poison gas.]] And she's also a RidiculouslyCuteCritter to boot.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest', '[[spoiler: ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest'', [[spoiler: Michelle the badger becomes this after her parents are killed by the poison gas.]] And she's also a RidiculouslyCuteCritter to boot.

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