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The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans 

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Updated March 22, 2018 2.3k votes 255 voters 5.1k views 40 items

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
Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman
2
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Hannibal Lecter The Silence of the Lambs
3
Luke Skywalker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
4
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
5
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Dexter
6
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Wolverine X-Men
7
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Magneto X-Men
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Esther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Esther Orphan
9
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
The Lord of the Rings
10
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Spider-Man Spider-Man
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James Bond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Tomorrow Never Dies
12
Gonzo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
The Muppet Show, The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Great Muppet Caper
13
Stitch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Stitch Lilo and Stitch
14
Oliver Twist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Oliver Twist, Oliver Twist, Oliver Twist
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Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Tarzan
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Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Good Will Hunting
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Mowgli is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Mowgli The Jungle Book
18
Superman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
DC Universe
19
Annie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Chelsey Rayne added Annie, Annie, Little Orphan Annie
20
Octavia Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
VeryCloseTalking added Octavia Black The 100
21
E.T. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
E.T. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
22
Junior is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Junior Problem Child
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Miyo Takano is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
mwahahahaha added Miyo Takano Higurashi When They Cry
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Pete is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
Pete Pete's Dragon
25
Rhoda Penmark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans
The Bad Seed