History AbusiveParents / ComicBooks

22nd Apr '17 8:29:43 AM Silverblade2
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has made claims of having one or more abusive parents to his various psychiatrists before in pre-ComicBook/{{New 52}} continuity, most notably when he corrupted Harley Quinn, but even he isn't sure if he's telling the truth or not when he does. In ComicBook/{{New 52}} continuity, it's been implied he genuinely did have one, in the form of a highly abusive aunt (she starved him, beat him, and washed his face with bleach regularly)... who knows if that will or won't remain canon, though.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker has made claims of having one or more abusive parents to his various psychiatrists before in pre-ComicBook/{{New 52}} continuity, most notably when he corrupted Harley Quinn, but even he isn't sure if he's telling the truth or not when he does. In ComicBook/{{New 52}} continuity, it's been implied he genuinely did have one, in the form of a highly abusive aunt (she starved him, beat him, and washed his face with bleach regularly)... who knows if that will or won't remain canon, though.
17th Mar '17 6:19:54 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''ComicBook/ShazamTheNewBeginning'', Dr. Thaddeus Sivana is this toward his two children Beautia and Magnificus, and also to his nephew Billy Batson, whom he was given custody of so that he could inherit the boy's life insurance from his parents in order to fund his research.
4th Mar '17 12:25:54 PM nombretomado
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* MarvelComics' Tabitha Smith/Boom-Boom was abused by her father until she ran away from home. This is a pretty commonplace trope for their [[ComicBook/XMen mutant]] characters.

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* MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' Tabitha Smith/Boom-Boom was abused by her father until she ran away from home. This is a pretty commonplace trope for their [[ComicBook/XMen mutant]] characters.
14th Dec '16 11:12:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': The man who Wis' mother was betrothed to never forgave her for bearing a child that wasn't his, and took it out on Wis once she died. [[spoiler:Wis eventually kills him by hacking off his fingers and throwing him off a castle tower.]]

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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'':
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The man who Wis' mother was betrothed to never forgave her for bearing a child that wasn't his, and took it out on Wis once she died. [[spoiler:Wis eventually kills him by hacking off his fingers and throwing him off a castle tower.]]]]
** Ghorghor Bey's stepfather wasn't any kinder to him, largely because Ghorghor was the result of [[ChildByRape an ogre raping the woman he was in love with]] during an attack on their mountain village. He stayed his hand from killing Ghorghor at birth because of his mother's pleading, but after she died he threw out Ghorghor for good. Ghorghor, finally fed up with the years of abuse, kills the man before leaving the town.
27th Nov '16 10:26:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': The man who Wis' mother was betrothed to never forgave her for bearing a child that wasn't his, and took it out on Wis once she died. [[spoiler:Wis eventually kills him by hacking off his fingers and throwing him off a castle tower.]]
27th Aug '16 3:28:50 AM morenohijazo
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** Mr. Pantuflo, in the later Escobar strips (the ones which are mostly avaliable), is a saint in comparison with his incarnation in the older, black and white ones, in which he punished his sons with incredibly brutal and sadistic penalties, such as crushing them with a huge steamroller, tying them to a bed of spikes with a large and scary boulder over their head or abandoning them in the middle of the sea. By far, the most disturbing of all is one strip in which Mr. Pantuflo puts them on a guillotine ''with a basket at the bottom to collect their severed heads''.

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** Mr. Pantuflo, in the later Escobar strips (the ones which are mostly avaliable), available), is a saint in comparison with his incarnation in the older, black and white ones, in which he punished his sons with incredibly brutal and sadistic penalties, such as crushing them with a huge steamroller, tying them to a bed of spikes with a large and scary boulder over their head or abandoning them in the middle of the sea. By far, the most disturbing of all is one strip in which Mr. Pantuflo puts them on a guillotine ''with a basket at the bottom to collect their severed heads''.
27th Aug '16 3:27:03 AM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/ZipiYZape'': Don Pantuflo has no trouble in brutally beating the twins or locking them in a mice-infested room with no food or water. Even worse is the fact that this is seen as normal. Don Pantuflo, in the later Escobar strips (the ones which are mostly available), is a saint in comparison with his incarnation in the older, black and white ones, in which he punished his sons with incredibly brutal and sadistic penalties, such as crushing them with a huge steamroller, tying them to a bed of spikes with a large and scary boulder over their head or abandoning them in the middle of the sea. By far, the most disturbing of all is one strip in which Don Pantuflo puts them on a guillotine ''with a basket at the bottom to collect their severed heads''.

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* ''ComicBook/ZipiYZape'': Don PlayedForLaughs. Mr. Pantuflo has no trouble in brutally beating the twins or locking them in a mice-infested mice infested room with no food or water. Even worse is the fact that this is seen as normal. Don normal.
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Pantuflo, in the later Escobar strips (the ones which are mostly available), avaliable), is a saint in comparison with his incarnation in the older, black and white ones, in which he punished his sons with incredibly brutal and sadistic penalties, such as crushing them with a huge steamroller, tying them to a bed of spikes with a large and scary boulder over their head or abandoning them in the middle of the sea. By far, the most disturbing of all is one strip in which Don Mr. Pantuflo puts them on a guillotine ''with a basket at the bottom to collect their severed heads''.heads''.
** The same happened in the first color ones. Punishments included throwing them into a ''lion-infested room'', sending them packed into a satellite to the stratosphere, or [[FusionDance fusing both brothers into one]], so Pantuflo would always know who did all mischiefs.
7th Jun '16 12:08:38 AM Anddrix
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** Gary Richards. It's no wonder Reed turned out so mentally stable with a dad [[BlatantLies as loving and supportive as this guy]]. Gary is from the first issue shown to be verbally and emotionally (if not physically) abusive toward Reed, having no interest or tolerance for Reed's tinkering, yelling at him from turning the phone into a device, then throwing it at Reed's dinner. A later issue suggests Gary was physically abusive as well. Thanos manages to torture Reed by conjuring an image of Gary prepared to beat him.

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** Gary Richards. It's no wonder Reed turned out so mentally stable unstable with a dad [[BlatantLies as loving and supportive as this guy]]. Gary is from the first issue shown to be verbally and emotionally (if not physically) abusive toward Reed, having no interest or tolerance for Reed's tinkering, yelling at him from turning the phone into a device, then throwing it at Reed's dinner. A later issue suggests Gary was physically abusive as well. Thanos manages to torture Reed by conjuring an image of Gary prepared to beat him.
3rd Jun '16 10:05:53 AM narm00
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* Then there's [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner's]] father, Brian. He'd been abused by his father, leading Brian to believe his father was a monster, that he had inherited the 'monster gene', and that any children he had [[InTheBlood would be monsters too]]. Brian initially chose to ignore Bruce, believing him to be a monster in the making. When it became apparent Bruce was a child genius, Brian saw his worst fears confirmed, and started beating both Bruce and his mother, Rebecca. After several years of abuse, Rebecca attempted to escape with Bruce, but Brian killed her and intimidated Bruce into saying Brian hadn't done anything to them. The truth only came out when Brian got drunk and boasted about what he'd done. Brian was locked up in a mental institution, dying shortly after release. End result? Bruce developed [[SplitPersonality multiple personality syndrome]] - and after a certain accident with a gamma bomb, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy his personalities became the various Hulks]]. [[spoiler: And Bruce (accidentally) killed him. In a recent story, Banner himself admits it might not have been accidental. He's back from the dead and in Devil Hulk form in the ComicBook/ChaosWar tie-in.]]

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* Then there's [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner's]] father, Brian. He'd been abused by his father, leading Brian to believe his father was a monster, that he had inherited the 'monster gene', and that any children he had [[InTheBlood would be monsters too]]. Brian initially chose to ignore Bruce, believing him to be a monster in the making. When it became apparent Bruce was a child genius, Brian saw his worst fears confirmed, and started beating both Bruce and his mother, Rebecca. After several years of abuse, Rebecca attempted to escape with Bruce, but Brian killed her and intimidated Bruce into saying Brian hadn't done anything to them. The truth only came out when Brian got drunk and boasted about what he'd done. Brian was locked up in a mental institution, dying shortly after release. End result? Bruce developed [[SplitPersonality multiple personality syndrome]] - and after a certain accident with a gamma bomb, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy his personalities became the various Hulks]]. [[spoiler: And Bruce (accidentally) killed him. In a recent subsequent story, Banner himself admits it might not have been accidental. He's back from the dead and in Devil Hulk form in the ComicBook/ChaosWar tie-in.]]



* Lian Harper's mother [[TeenTitans Cheshire]] is an emotionally abusive kind. She initially had Lian for the sake of tormenting Roy Harper after he walked out on her, intending to taunt him with the fact that he wouldn't know what his child looked like, her name, or her gender. When Roy gained custody of Lian, this started a trend of Jade consistently disrupting their lives and using her position as Lian's mom to exert some control on Roy. It finally reached a point when, during her stint in the ComicBook/SecretSix, Jade conceived a replacement child when Lian's well-being was exploited to make her stay on the team.

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* Lian Harper's mother [[TeenTitans [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Cheshire]] is an emotionally abusive kind. She initially had Lian for the sake of tormenting Roy Harper after he walked out on her, intending to taunt him with the fact that he wouldn't know what his child looked like, her name, or her gender. When Roy gained custody of Lian, this started a trend of Jade consistently disrupting their lives and using her position as Lian's mom to exert some control on Roy. It finally reached a point when, during her stint in the ComicBook/SecretSix, Jade conceived a replacement child when Lian's well-being was exploited to make her stay on the team.



* In ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfClarkKent, [[ForgottenFriendNewFoe Conduit]]'s father [[WhyAreYouNotMySon emotionally abused him]] for coming in second to Clark.
* ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster's appearance in the ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' arc "Quiver'' sees Stanley's grandfathter and namesake as this as he was a [[Main/ReligionOfEvil Satanist]] who wanted to [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice]] his first born infant to a demon to gain {{immortality}} and he wasn't any better to his grandson and began to strave and torture Stanley. [[spoiler: This culminated in Spot, the "Monster" of the duo, giving Stanley Sr. [[KarmicDeath a well-deserved death]] and mindwiping Stanley to save his sanity.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfClarkKent, ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfClarkKent'', [[ForgottenFriendNewFoe Conduit]]'s father [[WhyAreYouNotMySon emotionally abused him]] for coming in second to Clark.
* ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster's appearance in the ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' arc "Quiver'' sees Stanley's grandfathter and namesake as this as he was a [[Main/ReligionOfEvil [[ReligionOfEvil Satanist]] who wanted to [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice]] his first born infant to a demon to gain {{immortality}} and he wasn't any better to his grandson and began to strave starve and torture Stanley. [[spoiler: This culminated in Spot, the "Monster" of the duo, giving Stanley Sr. [[KarmicDeath a well-deserved death]] and mindwiping Stanley to save his sanity.]]
31st May '16 3:37:59 PM WillBGood
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** His later parents, the Hartigan's put him through TrainingFromHell, which, all-in-all, wasn't that abusive, however [[spoiler:they teach Tony to never use his powers for the benefit of himself or his family, to the extent that he was never allowed to fight back against those who bullied him. When Tony off-handedly mentions that he saw a brain tumor in his mother's head, the Hartigan's anger reveals their hypocrisy and, in an event that scarred Tony for the rest of his life, committed suicide hours after finding out.]]

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** His later parents, the Hartigan's Hartigans, put him through TrainingFromHell, which, all-in-all, which all-in-all wasn't that abusive, abusive; however [[spoiler:they teach Tony to never use his powers for the benefit of himself or his family, to the extent that he was never allowed to fight back against those who bullied him. When Tony off-handedly mentions that he saw a brain tumor in his mother's head, the Hartigan's Hartigans' anger reveals their hypocrisy and, in an event that scarred Tony for the rest of his life, committed suicide hours after finding out.]]
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