A bit of a followup: Lots of "modern gray" stuff has the orphan constantly suffer endlessly. They deconstruct but never build that character background up again. I even have a semi orphan angle with those Typherian Kids (The Letter Deliverer and his group), they know they are House Castoffs Mainly from E'ratha's House for being born "mute" thus broken by House Standards, but they will get adopted. Samantha and her Husband. I am not very subtle most times. I'll probably add this in the next vid but even with the Orphan setup, lots of stories don't reconstruct that background into something functional. They keep that protagonist in a pit of despair for more internal drama. Kinda like Emma was in Once Upon a Time. They milked her Orphan "Abandoned" angle for a while. TO keep up internal family drama for far longer. And had her do something similar with Henry. So while you can get some drama from it. Try to have your protagonist move beyond that pain. Not dwell on it. Have them overcome and gain a new family. Yep, BIOSHOCK 1 also had that angle but I remember it because Jack gained a family in the end. So even I have implemented the "abandoned angle" in my work. To showcase the happy ending they will get. #writing #tropes #orphans
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