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7th May '16 10:51:07 PM Pichu-kun
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* Dr. Tenma from ''Manga/AstroBoy'' is an early {{Manga}} example. After he lost his son in a traffic accident, he built Astroboy like a ReplacementGoldfish. Shortly after he realized a ReplacementGoldfish is not a substitute for the original thing, and he began to berate and scorn Astroboy constantly, yelling him for such a nefarious crimes like being unable to grow up. Finally he got fed up with Astroboy and sold him in slavery. Thank God Astroboy was programmed to be a "good boy" and he was taken in by Dr. Ochanomizu, who was an altruistic, kind man instilled and nurtured those traits in Astroboy, or maybe he could have become a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. Later adaptations tend to mellow Tenma out a bit.
* In the {{Bonus Episode}}s of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', Huey's conversation with Elmer reveals that he's spent quite a good deal of time emotionally manipulating his daughter, [[CuteMute Chane]], for that wonderfully vague and questionable goal of ''[[ForScience Science]]!'' While he does show her something resembling affection, it's very clear that he sees and treats her more like a well trained guinea pig than a human being. He doesn't even consider her ''human''.

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* Dr. Tenma from ''Manga/AstroBoy'' is an early {{Manga}} {{manga}} example. After he lost his son in a traffic accident, he built Astroboy like a ReplacementGoldfish. Shortly after he realized a ReplacementGoldfish is not a substitute for the original thing, and he began to berate and scorn Astroboy constantly, yelling him for such a nefarious crimes like being unable to grow up. Finally he got fed up with Astroboy and sold him in slavery. Thank God Astroboy was programmed to be a "good boy" and he was taken in by Dr. Ochanomizu, who was an altruistic, kind man instilled and nurtured those traits in Astroboy, or maybe he could have become a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. Later adaptations tend to mellow Tenma out a bit.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'':
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In the {{Bonus Episode}}s of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', Episode}}s, Huey's conversation with Elmer reveals that he's spent quite a good deal of time emotionally manipulating his daughter, [[CuteMute Chane]], for that wonderfully vague and questionable goal of ''[[ForScience Science]]!'' While he does show her something resembling affection, it's very clear that he sees and treats her more like a well trained guinea pig than a human being. He doesn't even consider her ''human''.



* Gambino, Guts' adoptive father, is an asshole to Guts in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''. Berating him on a daily basis, attempting to murder him while telling him that it was his fault that his IllGirl wife Sys died, telling him that he's a demon child and that he should've died, putting him through [[TrainingFromHell extremely harsh training]], selling him to a stranger for one night who rapes him, and putting him out on the battlefield at a young age.

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Gambino, Guts' adoptive father, is an asshole to Guts in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.Guts. Berating him on a daily basis, attempting to murder him while telling him that it was his fault that his IllGirl wife Sys died, telling him that he's a demon child and that he should've died, putting him through [[TrainingFromHell extremely harsh training]], selling him to a stranger for one night who rapes him, and putting him out on the battlefield at a young age.



* Emperor Charles zi Britannia from ''Anime/CodeGeass'', an extreme SocialDarwinist who pushes his kids to take dangerous jobs... and subtly encourages them to war with and kill one another to secure their position in the line of succession. Lelouch gets the worst of it, getting disowned, screamed at, and used as a political hostage when he gets angry at Charles for not giving a damn about the assassination of Lelouch's mother or the crippling of his little sister in the same incident. [[spoiler:Late in the series, we learn that Charles actually ''did'' love Lelouch's mother Marianne and considered her children to be his favorites; his abusive attitude, which Marianne supported and went along with, was intended to make Lelouch and Nunnally stronger people. The pair even wanted to get the two kids in on their AssimilationPlot, but Lelouch, having recently crossed over the DespairEventHorizon, was in no mood to hear that all the crap he'd been put through in the last decade was "because Mommy and Daddy love you very much".]] [[spoiler:Nunnally's blindness was not the result of traumatic stress, but because Charles inflicted it upon her with his Geass, ostensibly to protect her by making people think she wasn't a threat (her paraplegia, however, was authentic). You better believe Lelouch wasn't happy about that.]]

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Emperor Charles zi Britannia from ''Anime/CodeGeass'', is an extreme SocialDarwinist who pushes his kids to take dangerous jobs... and subtly encourages them to war with and kill one another to secure their position in the line of succession. Lelouch gets the worst of it, getting disowned, screamed at, and used as a political hostage when he gets angry at Charles for not giving a damn about the assassination of Lelouch's mother or the crippling of his little sister in the same incident. [[spoiler:Late in the series, we learn that Charles actually ''did'' love Lelouch's mother Marianne and considered her children to be his favorites; his abusive attitude, which Marianne supported and went along with, was intended to make Lelouch and Nunnally stronger people. The pair even wanted to get the two kids in on their AssimilationPlot, but Lelouch, having recently crossed over the DespairEventHorizon, was in no mood to hear that all the crap he'd been put through in the last decade was "because Mommy and Daddy love you very much".]] [[spoiler:Nunnally's blindness was not the result of traumatic stress, but because Charles inflicted it upon her with his Geass, ostensibly to protect her by making people think she wasn't a threat (her paraplegia, however, was authentic). You better believe Lelouch wasn't happy about that.]]



* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', Kogoro Mouri is an irresponsible gambler who spends much of his time drinking, while his teenage daughter Ran takes care of most of the housework. He also has a tendency to yell at Ran and Conan and, in the latter's case, give smacks to the head for getting in the way. Of course, when either of them are in danger, [[PapaWolf he steps in to save the day]].

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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
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Kogoro Mouri is an irresponsible gambler who spends much of his time drinking, while his teenage daughter Ran takes care of most of the housework. He also has a tendency to yell at Ran and Conan and, in the latter's case, give smacks to the head for getting in the way. Of course, when either of them are in danger, [[PapaWolf he steps in to save the day]].



* Some conversations in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' imply that [[spoiler:Masaomi Kida]]'s parents are neglectful and uncaring towards him, and don't seem the least bit concerned about him, whether he [[spoiler:ends up in the hospital due to gang activity]] or [[spoiler:drops out of school and disappears almost entirely.]]

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* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'':
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Some conversations in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' imply that [[spoiler:Masaomi Kida]]'s parents are neglectful and uncaring towards him, and don't seem the least bit concerned about him, whether he [[spoiler:ends up in the hospital due to gang activity]] or [[spoiler:drops out of school and disappears almost entirely.]]



** Mayu was raped by her stepfather, this being the reason why she ran away from home.
*** To add extreme insult to injury, her already-distant mother, when Mayu told of this abuse, did not disbelieve her or ask her to not say anything... she slapped and berated her out of jealousy, treating her violated daughter as a sexual competitor. While in the anime, she refers to Kouta and Yuka as the mother and father of the group, in the manga, she is understandably still phobic towards guys, and while she respects, admires, and is grateful to the pair, any overt parental associations are kind of shut out.
*** Ironically, she bonds the most with Bandou who generally treats her like crap (mostly verbally). Then again, EvenEvilHasStandards in Bandou's case ([[JerkAss Though he's still one of the series' biggest assholes]]).
** Another example would be Manga-only character Nozomi, who play the more traditional scenario of an abusive father who abuses his daughter to keep her from pursuing her dream (in her case, singing, like her mother before her). Interestingly enough, this case turns out to be an act of [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentiones extremism]] on the father's part, for he didn't want her to end up losing her voice and killing herself like her mother did (Turns out both suffer from a condition known as "Soprno Dramatico").
*** This however, has the nasty consequence of having Nozomi almost devoid of Self-Esteem and with urinary incontinence that makes her wet herself upon slightly stressful situations.
** Another character who has these is Aiko Takada, another Manga-only character (Though the OVA briefly shows her in Lucy/Nyuu/[[spoiler:Kaede]]'s flashback) whose father, just like Nozomi's, beat her up on a regular basis to keep her from pursuing her dreams (in this case, painting, again, just like her mother). However unlike with Nozomi's, he does this purely out of hatred and scorn. Therefore, despite being said it was an accident, Aiko killing her father could very well be the result of her snapping under his abuse.
* Lucy's father in ''Manga/FairyTail'' is shown to have been distant, cold, and at times verbally abusive to the young Lucy as she was growing up, leading her to run away at sixteen to join the titular wizarding guild.
** The also applies to [[spoiler:[[JerkAss Minerva]], whose father brought her up to believe that crying was weak and punished her by doing exactly what he did to poor Yukino]]. No wonder the girl's such a bitch.

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** Mayu was raped by her stepfather, this being the reason why she ran away from home.
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home. To add extreme insult to injury, her already-distant mother, when Mayu told of this abuse, did not disbelieve her or ask her to not say anything... she slapped and berated her out of jealousy, treating her violated daughter as a sexual competitor. While in the anime, she refers to Kouta and Yuka as the mother and father of the group, in the manga, she is understandably still phobic towards guys, and while she respects, admires, and is grateful to the pair, any overt parental associations are kind of shut out.
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out. Ironically, she bonds the most with Bandou who generally treats her like crap (mostly verbally). Then again, EvenEvilHasStandards in Bandou's case ([[JerkAss Though he's still one of the series' biggest assholes]]).
** Another example would be Manga-only manga-only character Nozomi, who play the more traditional scenario of an abusive father who abuses his daughter to keep her from pursuing her dream (in her case, singing, like her mother before her). Interestingly enough, this case turns out to be an act of [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentiones extremism]] on the father's part, for he didn't want her to end up losing her voice and killing herself like her mother did (Turns (turns out both suffer from a condition known as "Soprno Dramatico").
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Dramatico"). This however, has the nasty consequence of having Nozomi almost devoid of Self-Esteem self-esteem and with urinary incontinence that makes her wet herself upon slightly stressful situations.
** Another character who has these is Aiko Takada, another Manga-only manga-only character (Though the OVA briefly shows her in Lucy/Nyuu/[[spoiler:Kaede]]'s flashback) whose father, just like Nozomi's, beat her up on a regular basis to keep her from pursuing her dreams (in this case, painting, again, just like her mother). However unlike with Nozomi's, he does this purely out of hatred and scorn. Therefore, despite being said it was an accident, Aiko killing her father could very well be the result of her snapping under his abuse.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
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Lucy's father in ''Manga/FairyTail'' is shown to have been distant, cold, and at times verbally abusive to the young Lucy as she was growing up, leading her to run away at sixteen to join the titular wizarding guild.
** The also applies to [[spoiler:[[JerkAss Minerva]], Minerva]]]], whose father brought her up to believe that crying was weak and punished her by doing exactly what he did to poor Yukino]].[[spoiler:Yukino]]. No wonder the girl's such a bitch.



*** Not only members of the Zodiac are hurt by parental abuse in this story, though: Arisa Uotani is [[spoiler:raised by a neglectful, alcoholic father who pays her so little mind that she joins a gang and rarely comes home, after her mom leaves them for someone else.]] Machi Kuragi is [[spoiler:driven to compulsive acts of violence after being raised by a mother who forced her to be perfect. Nothing she did was ever good enough, and the incredible pressure drove Machi to [[ShrinkingViolet insecurity and depression]]. After her baby brother was born, the mother's hopes were invested in him and she falsely accused Machi of being murderously jealous, separating the siblings and making poor Machi even more dysfunctional.]] Tohru's mother Kyoko was [[spoiler:rejected by her parents after she joined a gang as well. Beforehand, her father only expressed contempt for her, and her mother sheepishly ignored the abuse and only worried about what others said about Kyouko's bad behavior. Even after her husband died, they only called to tell her not to come home with her child.]] Even ''normal'' people have terrible parents in this story!

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*** ** Not only members of the Zodiac are hurt by parental abuse in this story, though: Arisa Uotani is [[spoiler:raised by a neglectful, alcoholic father who pays her so little mind that she joins a gang and rarely comes home, after her mom leaves them for someone else.]] Machi Kuragi is [[spoiler:driven to compulsive acts of violence after being raised by a mother who forced her to be perfect. Nothing she did was ever good enough, and the incredible pressure drove Machi to [[ShrinkingViolet insecurity and depression]]. After her baby brother was born, the mother's hopes were invested in him and she falsely accused Machi of being murderously jealous, separating the siblings and making poor Machi even more dysfunctional.]] Tohru's mother Kyoko was [[spoiler:rejected by her parents after she joined a gang as well. Beforehand, her father only expressed contempt for her, and her mother sheepishly ignored the abuse and only worried about what others said about Kyouko's bad behavior. Even after her husband died, they only called to tell her not to come home with her child.]] Even ''normal'' people have terrible parents in this story!


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* PlayedForLaughs in ''LightNovel/GroundControlToPsychoelectricGirl''. Makoto's aunt never told him she had a daughter. It turns out [[ParentalNeglect she was ignoring Erio]]. She soon gets better but [[ParentsAsPeople still isn't the best mother ever]]. Meme does care for Erio though.
20th Feb '16 11:47:59 PM sgamer82
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* Kayo Hinadzuki in ''Manga/BokuDakeGaInaiMachi'' suffers some pretty horrific abuse at the hands of her mother. The issue to light when we briefly see a bruise on her leg, adding to a fairly disturbing essay of how she would want to be all alone on a desert island. Later we see Kayo being kicked and stomped on by her mother; the Satoru discovers a badly beaten Kayo, half-naked outside in a shed in the middle of winter. Following this her mother attempts to quickly remedy the bumps and bruises on her daughter's body by forcing her into an ice bath to the point of nearly drowning her.

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* Kayo Hinadzuki Hinazuki in ''Manga/BokuDakeGaInaiMachi'' ''Manga/{{Erased}}'' suffers some pretty horrific abuse at the hands of her mother. The issue comes to light when we briefly see a bruise on her leg, adding to a fairly disturbing essay of how she would want to be all alone on a desert island. Later we see Kayo being kicked and stomped on by her mother; the then Satoru discovers a badly beaten Kayo, half-naked outside in a shed in the middle of winter. Following this her mother attempts to quickly remedy the bumps and bruises on her daughter's body by forcing her into an ice bath to the point of nearly drowning her.
18th Feb '16 10:53:14 AM SilverFang
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* General Cross from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' raised Allen Walker and sort of acted as a surrogate father, but it is implied and shown that he heavily abuses Allen (though it's usually [[ComedicSociopathy shown comedically]]). When Allen was young, Cross would frequently gamble and get into debt, leaving young Allen to deal with the debt collectors (which is the contributing reason to why Allen became so good at cheating in cards). Cross is also shown later punching Allen (again, played for comedy), suggesting that he frequently did this even when Allen was young. He also left the poor kid to hunt down the Black Order headquarters by himself with no clues to go on, knocking Allen out so he could avoid reporting in. Even though it's [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood played for laughs]], Cross's behavior spans emotional, physical, and financial abuse, with a side order of abandonment. [[TheWoobie Poor Allen]].
** To put it into proper perspective; the Millennium Earl is a nicer father-figure to the Noah Clan than Cross is to Allen. And he's the OmnicidalManiac BigBad of the series!

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* General Cross from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' raised Allen Walker and sort of acted as a surrogate father, but it is implied and shown that he heavily abuses Allen (though it's usually [[ComedicSociopathy shown comedically]]). When Allen was young, Cross would frequently gamble and get into debt, leaving young Allen to deal with the debt collectors (which is the contributing reason to why Allen became so good at cheating in cards). Hoshino even has a picture on her Insta where young Allen sits on Cross' lap, and Cross is also shown later punching Allen (again, played for comedy), suggesting that he frequently did this even when Allen was young.bribes him with cake to gamble. He also left the poor kid to hunt down the Black Order headquarters by himself with no clues to go on, knocking Allen out so he could avoid reporting in. Even though it's [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood played for laughs]], Cross's behavior spans emotional, physical, and financial abuse, with a side order of abandonment. [[TheWoobie Poor Allen]].
** To put it into proper perspective; the Millennium Earl is a nicer father-figure to the Noah Clan than Cross is to Allen. And he's the OmnicidalManiac BigBad of the series!
Allen]].
10th Feb '16 7:51:38 AM Prfnoff
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* After his parents' death, Takashi Natsume of ''NatsumeYuujinchou'' was passed around from foster family to foster family. While most of the time they just tolerated him until they could push the responsibility on to someone else, chapter 31 confirms that some of them were physically or emotionally abusive.

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* After his parents' death, Takashi Natsume of ''NatsumeYuujinchou'' ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' was passed around from foster family to foster family. While most of the time they just tolerated him until they could push the responsibility on to someone else, chapter 31 confirms that some of them were physically or emotionally abusive.
1st Feb '16 11:49:44 AM EDP
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** {{Subverted}} with Minako: her comments about her mother imply this, but not only there're no actions to back it up but WordOfGod is that she's actually a good parent.
24th Jan '16 11:28:01 AM ShadowBlazer
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* Kayo Hinadzuki in ''Manga/BokuDakeGaInaiMachi'' suffers some pretty horrific abuse at the hands of her mother. The anime shows this first in Episode 2 brings the issue to light when we briefly see a bruise on her leg, adding to a fairly disturbing essay of how she would want to be all alone on a desert island. Later we see Kayo being kicked and stomped on by her mother; the Satoru discovers a badly beaten Kayo, half-naked outside in a shed in the middle of winter. Following this her mother attempts to quickly remedy the bumps and bruises on her daughter's body by forcing her into an ice bath to the point of nearly drowning her.

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* Kayo Hinadzuki in ''Manga/BokuDakeGaInaiMachi'' suffers some pretty horrific abuse at the hands of her mother. The anime shows this first in Episode 2 brings the issue to light when we briefly see a bruise on her leg, adding to a fairly disturbing essay of how she would want to be all alone on a desert island. Later we see Kayo being kicked and stomped on by her mother; the Satoru discovers a badly beaten Kayo, half-naked outside in a shed in the middle of winter. Following this her mother attempts to quickly remedy the bumps and bruises on her daughter's body by forcing her into an ice bath to the point of nearly drowning her.
22nd Jan '16 6:55:23 PM ShadowBlazer
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* Kayo Hinadzuki in ''Manga/BokuDakeGaInaiMachi'' suffers some pretty horrific abuse at the hands of her mother. The anime shows this first in Episode 2 brings the issue to light when we briefly see a bruise on her leg, adding to a fairly disturbing essay of how she would want to be all alone on a desert island. Later we see Kayo being kicked and stomped on by her mother; the Satoru discovers a badly beaten Kayo, half-naked outside in a shed in the middle of winter. Following this her mother attempts to quickly remedy the bumps and bruises on her daughter's body by forcing her into an ice bath to the point of nearly drowning her.
19th Jan '16 2:28:09 AM Nintendoman01
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** Frieza himself was Vegeta's main parental figure for most of his life. He made Vegeta one of his men, and for years, took every possible opportunity to demean and insult him. During their fight on Namek, Frieza brutally tortured Vegeta to death ForTheEvulz. Needless to say, Vegeta has every reason to hate Frieza and want him dead, and that was ''before'' he found out Frieza destroyed Planet Vegeta.
15th Jan '16 12:38:44 AM Pichu-kun
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* [[spoiler:Mari's mother]] in ''Manga/InsideMari'' is revealed to have been emotionally abusive in the past. She even accidentally [[spoiler:caused Mari psychological damage by forcing her to change her name from "Fumiko" to "Mari", in order to disassociate her with her deceased grandmother]]. There are also implications she was a DomesticAbuser towards her husband.
9th Jan '16 8:31:39 PM Zephyr7
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* Yato's "father" in ''Manga/{{Noragami}}''. He refuses to see Yato as anything else but a God of Calamity,using him as a pawn to his many plots. He puts Yato down anytime Yato tries to do good and in general, Yato is terrified of him.
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