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Basic Trope: An orphanage that treats its orphans well.

  • Straight: The Happy Angel Orphanage gives each of its orphans a warm, cozy bed, three square meals a day, and the staff care for them all.
  • Exaggerated: Living in the Happy Angel Orphanage is considered vastly superior to living with an actual family.
  • Downplayed: The orphanage staff are not able to give every kid as much care as a proper family, but they still try.
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  • Justified: The main head of the Happy Angel Orphanage believes that if the orphan is happy, secure, and treated well, they won't become thugs or villains in their future.
  • Inverted: Orphanage of Fear
  • Subverted: It may be an Orphanage Of Love on the outside, but on the inside, the orphans are brainwashed into being happy, regardless of what they do inside...
  • Double Subverted: ...though the staff are kind enough that the orphans don't need to be brainwashed in order to feel secure at the orphanage.
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  • Averted: The orphanage is not insufferable, but not exactly welcoming either, so most orphans do dream of being adopted.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Have no fear, young one. This orphanage is as good as they get."
  • Invoked: The head of staff is an orphan himself, so he tries to make the lives of other orphans as good as he possibly can.
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  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Some people on staff decide to give the orphans a hard time to prepare them for the possibly harsh future life.
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  • Deconstructed:
    • The orphans like it so much, that when they become adopted, they refuse to leave, preferring to live in the orphanage than with a family they barely knew, regardless on if they would be Happily Adopted or not. And if not... Hoho boy.
    • The orphans are treated genuinely well, but for a secretly evil purpose that they don't find out about until it's too late.
  • Reconstructed: The inside culture of the orphanage is built so that the orphans want to get adopted even if they're living well as it is.

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