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The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans

Updated March 22, 2018 2.3k votes 273 voters 5.4k views40 items

List RulesOrphans 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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  • 1
    118
    30

    Bruce Wayne

    Batman Beyond, Young Justice
  • 2
    94
    39

    Harry Potter

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • 3
    77
    28

    Hannibal Lecter

    The Silence of the Lambs
  • 4
    93
    47

    Luke Skywalker

    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • 5
    62
    24

    Magneto

    X-Men
  • 6
    56
    20
  • 7
    42
    19

    Esther

    Orphan
  • 8
    48
    27

    Spider-Man

    Spider-Man
  • 9
    43
    22

    Pete

    Pete's Dragon
  • 10
    40
    22

    Rhoda Penmark

    The Bad Seed

     
  • 11
    40
    23

    James Bond

    Tomorrow Never Dies
  • 12
    35
    18

    Oliver Twist

    Oliver Twist, Oliver Twist
  • 13
    38
    22

    Stitch

    Lilo and Stitch
  • 14
    46
    33

    Frodo Baggins

    The Lord of the Rings
  • 15
    30
    17

    Tia Malone

    Escape to Witch Mountain
  • 16
    28
    16

    Tony Malone

    Escape to Witch Mountain
  • 17
    38
    28

    Tarzan

    Tarzan
  • 18
    31
    20

    Mowgli

    The Jungle Book
  • 19
    31
    24

    Will Hunting

    Good Will Hunting
  • 20
    32
    25

    Gonzo

    The Muppet Show, The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • 21
    22
    15

    Felix Dawkins

    Orphan Black
  • 22
    60
    64

    Wolverine

    X-Men
  • 23
    21
    15

    Alison Hendrix

    Orphan Black
  • 24
    14
    7

    Miyo Takano

    Higurashi When They Cry
  • 25
    21
    16