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List Rules Orphans from works of fiction only.

Do you want to see a movie or read a book about orphans? From the most screwed-up fictional orphans to the least, this list provides you with numerous options to choose from. If you don’t agree with the ranking, go ahead and vote up the fictional orphans you think are the most screwed-up and see them rise to higher spots on the list.

If you don’t see a particular fictional orphan listed, but you know they're a nut job, go ahead and add him or her to the list. There have been many books and movies about orphans. However, some fictional orphans manage to overcome all odds and become a success, such as little orphan Annie, while some fictional orphans are controlled by their circumstances and become insane, such as Frodo.

Sometimes there is disagreement about whether or not a fictional character is actually insane. Some fictional orphans may seem normal, but may not be behaving exactly normal. Browse through this list to find new information about fictional orphan characters you remember, and then place your votes. If you are looking for a specific book or movie about orphans but can’t remember the name, you may find what you are looking for on this list.
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Batman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Bruce Wayne Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman

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58 21
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Hannibal Lecter The Silence of the Lambs

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69 34
Luke Skywalker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Luke Skywalker Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

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61 28
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Harry Potter Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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52 21
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Wolverine X-Men

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43 17
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Magneto X-Men

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43 17
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts, Dexter Universe

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31 15
Esther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Esther Orphan

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38 22
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Spider-Man Spider-Man

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30 17
James Bond is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
James Bond Tomorrow Never Dies

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30 18
Gonzo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Gonzo The Muppet Show, The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Great Muppet Caper

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45 33
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Frodo Baggins The Lord of the Rings

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26 16
Oliver Twist is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Oliver Twist Oliver Twist, Oliver Twist, Oliver Twist

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Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Will Hunting Good Will Hunting

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27 21
Stitch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Stitch Lilo and Stitch

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27 26
Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Tarzan Tarzan

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Mowgli is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Mowgli The Jungle Book

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Annie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Chelsey Rayne added Annie Annie, Annie, Little Orphan Annie

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Kal-El DC Universe

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Octavia Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
VeryCloseTalking added Octavia Black The 100

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18 21
E.T. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
E.T. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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13 16
Junior is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Junior Problem Child

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Pete is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Pete Pete's Dragon

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15 19
Rhoda Penmark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Rhoda Penmark The Bad Seed -  

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12 16
Tia Malone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Tia Malone Escape to Witch Mountain

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11 15
Tony Malone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Tony Malone Escape to Witch Mountain

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Ranker Video
stew driscoll added Helena Orphan Black

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8 13
Ranker Video
stew driscoll added Alison Hendrix Orphan Black

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7 12
Felix Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
stew driscoll added Felix Dawkins Orphan Black

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9 15
Jane Eyre is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Jane Eyre Jane Eyre, Jane Eyre, Jane Eyre

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7 13
Heath Barkley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
stew driscoll added Heath Barkley The Big Valley, The Big Valley

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7 14
Agrin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Agrin Turtles Can Fly

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6 13
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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5 14
Billy Chapman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Billy Chapman Silent Night, Deadly Night

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5 15
Unity Blake is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Unity Blake Stella Maris

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4 14
Luisa Ginglebuscher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Luisa Ginglebuscher The Good Fairy

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6 17
Nell Kellty is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans

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5 18
Joshua is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Joshua Joshua

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4 18
Albert Franklin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Albert Franklin Bogus