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The Most Screwed-Up Fictional Orphans

Updated March 22, 2018 2.6k votes 263 voters 5.3k 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
    Bruce Wayne
    122
    31

    Bruce Wayne

    Batman Beyond, Young Justice
  • 2
    Will Hunting
    75
    20

    Will Hunting

    Good Will Hunting
  • 3
    Hannibal Lecter
    81
    28

    Hannibal Lecter

    The Silence of the Lambs
  • 4
    Harry Potter
    93
    39

    Harry Potter

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • 5
    Luke Skywalker
    91
    48

    Luke Skywalker

    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • 6
    Dexter Morgan
    61
    22
  • 7
    Annie
    59
    23

    Annie

    Annie, Annie
  • 8
    62
    27

    Magneto

    X-Men
  • 9
    Esther
    44
    20

    Esther

    Orphan
  • 10
    40
    17

    Junior

    Problem Child
  • 11
    44
    23

    Pete

    Pete's Dragon
  • 12
    48
    29

    Spider-Man

    Spider-Man
  • 13
    Rhoda Penmark
    42
    24

    Rhoda Penmark

    The Bad Seed

     
  • 14
    James Bond
    40
    24

    James Bond

    Tomorrow Never Dies
  • 15
    Frodo Baggins
    49
    35

    Frodo Baggins

    The Lord of the Rings
  • 16
    Stitch
    37
    24

    Stitch

    Lilo and Stitch
  • 17
    Tia Malone
    31
    18

    Tia Malone

    Escape to Witch Mountain
  • 18
    Tony Malone
    29
    17

    Tony Malone

    Escape to Witch Mountain
  • 19
    Tarzan
    39
    30

    Tarzan

    Tarzan
  • 20
    Mowgli
    31
    21

    Mowgli

    The Jungle Book
  • 21
    Jane Eyre
    29
    21

    Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre, Jane Eyre
  • 22
    Gonzo
    34
    28

    Gonzo

    The Muppet Show, The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • 23
    Wolverine
    62
    66

    Wolverine

    X-Men
  • 24
    Alison Hendrix
    22
    16

    Alison Hendrix

    Orphan Black
  • 25
    Miyo Takano
    15
    7

    Miyo Takano

    Higurashi When They Cry