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1%% Image pulled per Image Pickin' Discussion²%% Please start a new thread if you'd like to suggest an image.²%%²They're the characters the audience is predisposed to root for, suffering as they do from ParentalAbandonment and in some cases, a tragic childhood. They're the little orphan girls and boys who come into the story and proceed to melt the hearts of cranky old people and improve the lives of everyone around them just by being their [[CheerfulChild cheerful]], [[ChildrenAreInnocent innocent]] orphan selves. The girls may turn out to be [[PrincessClassic little princesses]], and the boys might end up as [[Franchise/{{Tarzan}} Lords]].²²This, of course, is their HappyEnding after a terrible childhood of drudgery most likely spent in an orphanage or on the streets, or (''shudder'') under the care of their [[EvilUncle dear uncle]] or [[WickedStepmother fond stepmother]]. If they have foster parents, or sometimes [[ThickerThanWater relatives]], they can EarnYourHappyEnding by melting their cold and cantankerous hearts.²²Heartwarming 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]].²²Of course, if they do ''[[KickTheDog certain]]'' things, they can lose the "heartwarming" part and end up with a somewhat [[SpoiledBrat less appealing]] role.²²The exact opposite of the EvilOrphan. Contrast ConvenientlyAnOrphan. If they look and act like characters from a Dickens novel, that's a StreetUrchin. Compare LittlestCancerPatient.²²See OrphansOrdeal, BakerStreetRegular.²²----²!!Examples²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Anime and Manga]]²* Nadja Applefield from ''Anime/AshitaNoNadja'', who travels around the world searching for her mother and helping others.²* Yotsuba from ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'' is exactly this kind of person - as the main character. However, the series barely touches on her orphaned status, instead focusing on her [[SliceOfLife daily life]] as a pre-school kid being raised by a (adoptive) single father.²* Tohru Honda from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'': a bit different from the others as she was orphaned while in high school, but it doesn't change the fact that her warmth helped heal the hearts of [[BigScrewedUpFamily a]] [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunctional]] [[BigScrewedUpFamily family]].²* Hayate Yagami of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', who turned four cold-blooded warriors into four kind-hearted [[AndroidsArePeopleToo people]] by being her cheerfully optimistic self. Though in a slight twist, they don't adopt her -- instead, [[WiseBeyondTheirYears she adopts them]].²* Lietchenstein from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is a bit like this, according to the published manga. Nothing is said about her original "family" and she's shown alone for quite a while, passing through lots of difficulties until Switzerland found her and took her in as his adoptive sister.²** In the "Battle For America" strips, little America fits this as he is almost obscenely adorable and, when told to choose between England or France as an older brother, picks the former out of sympathy.²** As for Liechtenstein, history suggests a relation to Austria, which fans have already considered. Then again, UsefulNotes/WW1 forced him to abandon her...²* Played with (with rather [[TearJerker tragic]] results) in ''Manga/PandoraHearts''. Phillip is a very sweet little orphan kid whom everyone from the viewers to Oz seems to adore. [[spoiler: Too bad he's contracted to Humpty Dumpty...]]²* Suigintou before her StartOfDarkness (in ''Manga/RozenMaiden'': Ouverture).²* This, complete with HairOfGoldHeartOfGold, was inverted in ''{{Anime/Monster}}''.²** Not completely. Johan may be evil incarnate but [[SiblingYinYang his twin sister, Nina, is a very kind and compassionate person]] as is Dieter.²* HeartwarmingOrphan protagonists have been a staple of the Anime/WorldMasterpieceTheater series, which adapted most of the classic examples listed under Literature into anime series.²* Subverted big-time in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Kaiba, the orphan with the horrible past (his parents die, ''none of his relatives want to take him in,'' he gets continually bullied during his time at the OrphanageOfFear, he finally gets adopted by [[spoiler:a megalomaniacal jackass who abuses him regularly and discarded his own son by blood for being too weak,]]) ends up being one of the series' biggest {{Jerk Ass}}es.²** AND played straight, in a way, in that it makes him the DracoInLeatherPants. Besides, can one really question why someone would be a jerk after all of that? Not that it makes it any better.²*** His little brother Mokuba plays it straight though.²* Serge Battour from ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta''.²* In ''Manga/WildRose'' there's Camille, who was taken in by his parents' friend after they died. Not only does he look like an angel, but he's also prone to TenderTears and just wants some love and attention from his [[EmotionlessBoy diffident]] father figure Mikhail.²* ''Manga/CandyCandy''²* Manga/{{Naruto}} is an orphan who has the tendency to make friends out of his enemies. Normally by spilling his life story out while beating them up.²* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Rin was orphaned when bandits killed her family in front of her, leaving her mute and suffering nightmares. She lived as outcast in the village, being beaten whenever she was caught stealing food to survive. Then [[KarmaHoudini Kouga]] and his [[{{youkai}} demon-wolves]] kill the entire village, including her. Then she's [[DeathIsCheap saved]] by [[BigBrotherBully Sesshoumaru]] who was testing his HealingShiv to see if it worked. And then she follows him everywhere, regaining her zest for life, her ability to talk, while becoming his MoralityPet and melting hearts along the way: [[CharacterDevelopment starting with his]].²* Somewhat subverted in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', where orphan protagonist Edward Elric is a hot-tempered MeasuringTheMarigolds [[AlchemyIsMagic alchemist]] with a fiercely defensive nature and a wild talent for frustrating other people, being as stubborn as he is. Though Edward's [[TheFettered genuine care for other people]] and [[BigBrotherInstinct love for his little brother]] tend to win even the most cold-hearted characters over in the long run, it is his personality, not his orphaned state, that make people put up with his less-than-pleasant tendencies. ²* Joshua Grant from ''Anime/MarginalPrince''. While he's not the only character in the series to have lost a parent, he is the only one to have his orphan status as a character (and plot) device. He's a genuinely NiceGuy and still hurts ''alot'' over his mother's death (his father died when he was still very young, but it had in turn big effects on Joshua's mother), even though he initially claims it never affected him much. It doesn't help that he is also [[spoiler: the heir to a kingdom he doesn't have much of a connection with, being only winded into this because the current king, his uncle, doesn't have any children himself]]. Joshua spends a great deal of the series angsting over all this, and as he's the main character, this trope is in full effect for both the audience and a bunch of other characters (especially Yuuta once he learns of Joshua's history).²* In ''Manga/LoveSoLife'', Shiharu Nakamura's father dies before her birth and her mother dies when she's five. At the orphanage, she becomes the OneeSama to the other children, cheers up even the bitterest of them, and remains a source of inexhaustible optimism for everyone around her. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Books]]²* Incredibly common in British girls' comics of the period from around the 1960s to the late 1980s (by which time most of the comics had folded). One notable example was the highly-popular "Angel", set around an orphanage run by an angelic young woman who was herself an orphan.²* [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]]. Both [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce]] and Alfred have commented that he brought [[CheerfulChild joy]] and [[IncrediblyLamePun color]] back into their lives after he moved into Wayne Manor. Even as an adult, he's still [[TheHeart universally]] [[TheCharmer loved]] by everyone who meets him, and still the best at [[MoralityPet softening Batman's heart]].²** The other ComicBook/{{Robin}}s also fit this trope to varying degrees. With the exception of Jason, every Robin after Dick has had at least one living parent, but there's usually some form of ParentalAbandonment at play.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Fan Fic]]²* ''FanFic/TheCaptainOfTheVirtualConsole'' has Ash the Pikachu. This allows her to join Gancena.²* ''Fanfic/OfLiliesAndChestnuts'' has Chestnut, an orphaned thestral/batpony. She may be a bit brash, impulsive, and clumsy, but she wins over Fancy immediately and Fleur shortly after, and they both hope this attitude will save her from the judging eyes of Canterlot nobles.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Films -- Animated]]²* Lewis from ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'' manages to win the hearts of the titular family, and gets invited to join them, over the course of the adventure and the invention fair. ²* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'', we have the three girls Margo, Edith and Agnes being adopted by Gru.²* The ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' franchise has Tai Lung, Tigress and Po. All were adorable kids and while Tai Lung later betrayed his foster father in his adulthood, Tigress and Po have done theirs proud.²* Flynn's BackStory in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', all the more effectively hinted at by his refusal to whine over it.²-->'''Flynn Rider''': ''Ahh. . . yeah, well. I'll spare you the sob story of poor orphan Eugene Fitzherbert. It's a little bit of a. . . it's a little bit of a downer.''²* Koda from ''Disney/BrotherBear''...especially after [[spoiler:Kenai kills Koda's mother.]]²* Lilo from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' befriends a psychotic alien life form. And we're with her.²* 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.²* Little Robin Starling is ''such'' a heartwarming orphan that ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'' abandons its lead characters and gives the movie over to her.²** Nibbles from the actual cartoons was rather heartwarming at times, if a bit of a troublemaker.²* Anne-Marie from ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven''.²* The Inuit boy Kunac in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero''.²* Heidi in ''WesternAnimation/HeidisSong'' just like she is in the novel.²* Jeffrey, the protagonist of ''WesternAnimation/TheNightBeforeChristmas''.²* Penny in ''Disney/TheRescuers'': a sweet little kidnapped orphan who needs the mice of the title to rescue her.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]²* All the cute, adorable orphans at the horrible OrphanageOfFear dramatized in ''Film/{{Sparrows}}'', led by America's Sweetheart, Creator/MaryPickford.²* Irena in ''Film/TheWayBack'' becomes something of a MoralityPet for the others in the group (seven escapees from a Siberian [[TheGulag gulag]]). They all wind up [[PapaWolf papa wolves]] to her, but especially Mister Smith, [[spoiler:whose teenage son had been shot]] before he himself was sent to the gulag. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:she doesn't get a happy ending: she dies of heat stroke and dehydration while trying to cross the Gobi desert.]]²* Brianna in ''Film/MysteryTeam''²* Creator/ShirleyTemple's parents often had a short life expectancy, allowing Shirley to play the Heartwarming Orphan and, usually, get adopted by new, ideal parents. Among the films in which Shirley played orphans are ''Film/BrightEyes'', ''Film/LittleMissMarker'', ''Film/{{Stowaway}}'', and ''[[Literature/ALittlePrincess The Little Princess]]'' (although in this one her presumed-dead father turns up alive).²* Denny in ''Film/TheRoom'' is an infamously botched case of this trope. An orphaned teenager who was taken in by the film's protagonist, he's supposed to establish Johnny as a good-hearted saint, and to provide an innocent contrast to Johnny and Lisa's turbulent relationship. The problem? Because of the movie's [[SoBadItsGood bizarrely inept writing and acting]], Denny unintentionally comes off as a budding voyeur and sex fiend, and he spends most of the movie [[NoSocialSkills creepily hitting on Johnny's fiancee in front of him]], even trying to convince the couple to let him have a ''threesome'' with them at one point. Contributing to the movie's general weirdness, Denny's actor, Phillip Haldiman, is actually one of the ''oldest'' actors in the cast.²* The wide-eyed, terrified, half-starved UsefulNotes/WorldWarII refugee boy that a GI (Montgomery Clift) unofficially adopts in ''Film/TheSearch''. Clift's character names the near-catatonic boy "Jim" and gets him to come out of his shell and learn English as they bond--but it turns out that "Jim" isn't an orphan after all, as a desperate mother is criss-crossing Germany searching for her lost son Karel.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* OlderThanRadio: Poor little Literature/JaneEyre is tormented by her cruel Aunt Reed and her three nasty children. Then she grows up and meets [[ByronicHero Mr. Rochester]]...²* Literature/{{Heidi}} teaches Peter to read, makes the old grandmother more comfortable, helps Clara learn to walk, and makes her grandfather's life worth living.²* Anne Shirley from ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' improves the lives of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert by being a vivacious handful.²** When Anne is in her late teens, Marilla also takes in a pair of twins, Davy and Dora Keith. Davy is rather Anne-like whereas Dora is the girl Marilla likely wished Anne was sometimes when she was younger.²** In the third installment of the movie adaptation, which diverges horribly from the book series (it moves the series thirty years forward), Anne and Gilbert end up adopting Dominic, the son of a friend of Anne's who was killed helping her look for Gilbert, who was missing in action during WWI.²* Sara Crewe from ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'' improves Becky's life and that of the Indian gentleman, and spreads sweetness and imagination everywhere.²* Mary from ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'' makes the garden grow and improves her cousin's health.²** Mary is actually a sort of subversion. She doesn't ''start'' as one of these, but more as an orphaned SpoiledBrat who has to go through quite the CharacterDevelopment first.²** As a SpoiledBrat, actually, she does Colin a lot of good, since she doesn't put up with his nonsense.²* Literature/{{Tarzan}} is a grown-up example, having been RaisedByWolves.²* Literature/OliverTwist, who just wants a little more gruel.²* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' starts out as an orphan living in a closet under the stairs and ends up not only making Hermione's, Ron's and Hagrid's lives a little brighter, but also saving the world from [[BigBad You-Know-Who]], [[spoiler:who is himself a total inversion of this trope, as told in his backstory in ''Half-Blood Prince''. Though ironically, Tom Riddle is more classically this, being raised in his orphanage and going in a quest to discover his parents and all, his charm at Hogwarts even plays of this appeal of sympathy. It's just that a HeartwarmingOrphan can easily be TheSociopath]].²* ''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}'', who is so unrelentingly cheerful that she earned [[{{Pollyanna}} a place in the dictionary]].²* All the primary characters in ''Literature/LesMiserables'' are orphans. Or else raised by the Thenardiers, which probably counts anyway.²* Cat of the Canals, aka [[spoiler:Arya Stark]], from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is an aversion, or maybe a subversion. She ends up joining [[spoiler:an assassin's guild/death cult]] at the age of nine.²* Both subverted and played straight in Conn Iggulden's ''Literature/{{Emperor}}'' series. Marcus is effectively an orphan; his mother is alive, but she abandoned him in order to focus on her career as a prostitute. (Nice lady.) Marcus, however, is not the usual "heartwarming orphan"; his past affects his personality and gets in the way. Octavian also has a living mother but is an unruly street urchin until he is sent off to be raised by family. In his case, things turn out good, to say the least, seeing as he is adopted by [[spoiler:Julius Caesar, and later in life becomes the first emperor of Rome.]]²* Susan Warner's 1850 bestseller ''The Wide, Wide World''.²* In ''The Little White Horse'', the orphaned heroine transforms her uncle, and reconciles him with his true love.²* Subverted in the ''VideoGame/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!²* Flute, in the Creator/DavidEddings' ''Literature/TheElenium'' trilogy, is not ''really'' an example of this trope, but the band of knights who informally 'adopt' her think she is. [[spoiler:Bit of a shock when they find out she's actually the Child-Goddess Aphrael.]]²* There are a handful of these to be found among the many orphans in ''Dear Enemy'', the sequel to ''Literature/DaddyLongLegs''. Sadie Kate and baby Allegra are perhaps the most direct examples of the trope. Sallie, the administrator of the orphanage where they live, admits she sometimes uses their heartwarming characteristics to charm donations of toys or clothing out of the wealthy and powerful.²* A few of Jo's pupils at Plumfield, in ''[[Literature/LittleWomen Little Men]]'', qualify for this trope.²* Also by Louisa May Alcott are ''Literature/EightCousins'' and its sequel ''Rose in Bloom.'' Protagonist Rose Campbell, in the first, is orphaned and comes to brighten the life of her adoring guardian, lifelong bachelor Uncle Alec, as well as her seven male cousins and various other relations. In the second, adult Rose opens an orphanage called the Rose Garden, and personally adopts an orphaned toddler whom she names Dulcinea (after Literature/DonQuixote's lady).²* Mark Herron, from ''Then There Were Five'' by Elizabeth Enright. He's extremely knowledgeable about the natural world, and teaches others about it.²* Nello from ''Literature/ADogOfFlanders.''²* Freckles is older than normal in Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''{{Literature/Freckles}}'' but manages to pull off the role becoming [=McLean=]'s son substitute.²* [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]], along with many common RomanceNovelTropes, in Creator/PGWodehouse's short story "Honeysuckle Cottage".²* The title character of ''Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'', abused and neglected by his creepy aunts, is something of an IronWoobie, nicely adapted in the movie version with the "My Name is James" song. Though miserable in his circumstances, he maintains inner strength, and acts as the leader of all his giant bug friends during their emigration to America.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live-Action TV]]²* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'': Albert, James and Cassandra Ingalls, Jenny Wilder ... and (to an extent) Nancy Olesen.²* Series/PunkyBrewster makes cranky old Henry's life much more interesting.²* Little Timmy from ''Series/{{Lassie}}'' is an orphan who ends up adopted with the best dog in the world. [[spoiler: Subverted in ''The New Lassie'' TV series, which revealed that when his adoptive parents moved to Australia, they hadn't properly adopted him after all and ''left him behind''.)]]²* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Phoebe is effectively an orphan after her mother kills herself; her father is still alive (as is her real mother - it's a long story), but he walked out on her before her mother's death. She'll use this to get whatever she wants, be it the last muffin or a date; her friends know she does this and will question her if she does it more than once a day.²* There's a cameo in ''[[Series/TheColbertReport A Colbert Christmas]]: [[ChristmasSpecial The Greatest Gift Of All]]'' from what appears to be a trio of heartwarming orphans asking for donations. Subverted in that they're actually [[RealLifeRelative Colbert's own children]], begging the audience to buy the DVD so they can eat tonight.²* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' often makes use of John Oliver's British accent to do this.²* HarryHill's sketch show has the Poor Little Orphan Boy, who starts off cute but ends up screaming demands for games consoles and the like.²* Jang Geum of ''Series/DaeJangGeum'' does something ingenious and heartwarming to save the day every second episode.²* As with the Japanese drama version of ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'', ''Series/ShokojoSeira'' has Seira who lost her mother at a young age and her father to a mining incident. Yet, her [[{{Determinator}} determination]] to not let things get to her, even when she is mercilessly bullied and treated horribly by her previous classmates and the director of the school, is what shines the most.²* This was a main component of memorable ''{{Series/Hoarders}}'' participant "[[ Sir Patrick]]"'s [[BlatantLies alleged]] backstory.²* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' had Tommy, a kid Eric befriends, though he eventually gets adopted by another family.²* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' has one of these, a cute little boy whose father is killed on-screen, who is taken in by Morgana and Merlin, has large blue eyes and a timid expression, and who is eventually smuggled out of Camelot by Arthur. Then it's {{subverted}} when it turns out the cute little orphan that they've been risking their lives to protect is [[spoiler:[[HeroKiller Mordred]]]]. Oops.²* ''Series/TeenWolf'' has an adult example in the form of Derek Hale. Even ignoring his status as [[TallDarkAndSnarky Tall, Dark and Snarky]] [[MrFanservice Mr. Fanservice]], he gets ''a lot'' of sympathy from fans because his ex-girlfriend set his house on fire and his whole family, including his parents, died.²* Dr. Lance Sweets from ''Series/{{Bones}}'', though older than most examples (22 in his first appearance), definitely counts.²* ''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.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]²* ''ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie'': Any character whose heart isn't warmed by little Annie is probably an irredeemable monster.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Opera]]²* In Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance'', the {{pirate}}s, who are themselves orphans, refuse to oppress any orphan. [[FlawExploitation Word got around]].²* In ''Theatre/TheGoldenTicket'', the opera adaptation of ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', Charlie Bucket's parents are never seen or mentioned -- his kindly but mostly-bedridden grandparents, whom he tends to, seem to be the only relatives he has -- implying that he's this. As if the poverty he lives in isn't enough...²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Theater]]²* ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'': Little orphan Annie makes Daddy Warbucks' life much better through song and dance.²* The title character of ''Sally''.²* Broadway Example/[[SubvertedTrope subversion]]: Little Sally, from ''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.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* Sunny, in the ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series, who lives up to her name so much that even perennial grouch Solid Snake loves her.²* Flora from the ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' games.²** There's also the Barde siblings from ''Last Specter''.²* The children from the Bassett orphanage in ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'', who have a tendency of getting in trouble and needing to be saved. Two of the protagonists, Red and Chocolat are a fusion of this trope [[SheIsAllGrownUp grown up a few years]] and fused with HappilyAdopted (though they only adopted ''each other'' and apparently don't have any adoptive parents).²* Part of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'''s plot revealed Rosalina to be one of these.²* During Children's Week in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', your character can do quests to chaperone an orphan of your choice for the duration of the event.²* Cheryl, of the original ''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.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Webcomics]]²* Although Bob was present from the moment of her birth, Molly from ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' still qualifies on account of having no biological parents. She's okay with it, and will cheerfully say, "I'm adopted! It makes me special!" but she can still get very upset if a bully taunts her for having no real parents.²* ''Webcomic/GoblinHollow'': How evil are these people? [[ They had an orphanage condemned.]]²* ''Webcomic/{{Strays}}'' has Meela. Uncommonly mouthy for it, but still awfully pitiful.²* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[ Orphantron needs TLC]]!²* In ''Webcomic/DocRat'', [[ Pippie lost her family to the fires, and is now living with her uncle.]]²** [[ She feels haunted.]]²* [[Webcomic/TowerOfGod 25th Baam]] has never met his parents, the closest thing to a mother figure to him would be his only friend/surrogate-sister/frenemy/love-interest Rachel (it's complicated).²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* Max from ''WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters'' who watched his family get gassed to death.²* Goslyn from ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' certainly livens up her adoptive father's life.²* Leela from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' is an orphan for all practical purposes; sadly, she doesn't seem to get much sympathy from it, and bringing it up may cause groans. She must have some of that mystique, though - she is the most beautiful and most accepted of her kind...²** Also Tinny Tim, the small robot orphan who is seen now and then in Bender-related episodes.²* How about twelve Heartwarming Foster Girls? From ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', the Starlight Girls.²* The unnamed little girl mistakenly named "Cancer" thanks to her medical bracelet by the inmates of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}''. Naturally, this being Superjail, things turn out horrifically wrong. Also there's a subplot regarding her saccharine childhood innocence driving the warden mad because he's lost his. Then his inner child breaks out of his body and tries to kill her throughout the episode.²* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons '': Patches and Poor Violet, who appear to have been transferred to Springfield from Dickensian London.²* WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies short ''WesternAnimation/ThreeOrphanKittens'', in which said kittens are thrown from a car into a cold and snowy night, only to make their way into a house and cause a lot of cute and heartwarming chaos.²* Kit Cloudkicker from ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' is not only an excellent little buddy but also a great surrogate brother to Molly.²* Otto Osworth from ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' absolutely livens up the lives of his adoptive dads, Buck Tuddrussel and the Larry 3000.²[[/folder]]²²----


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