History AbusiveParents / ComicBooks

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.]]
31st May '16 3:37:11 PM WillBGood
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* Meet Devin Irons, the father of four children, whom he severely abused and then offered as souls in a pact to a Plague Bringer Demon for the power to control human minds, turning all but one of them into soulless, vicious monstrosities intent on bringing death and destruction to the Old West. He killed Silas Irons only father figure after he came to confront him for tying his son onto a statue, bloody and beaten, and painting "sinner" onto his chest. His crowning moment of assholeness comes when he brings his own wife, now a mindless flesh-eating ghoul, back to life as a lure to bring his adult children back to complete a ritual that will make him immortal.

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* ''ComicBook/DeadIrons'': Meet Devin Irons, the father of four children, whom he severely abused and then offered as souls in a pact to a Plague Bringer Demon for the power to control human minds, turning all but one of them into soulless, vicious monstrosities intent on bringing death and destruction to the Old West. He killed Silas Irons only father figure after he came to confront him for tying his son onto a statue, bloody and beaten, and painting "sinner" onto his chest. His crowning moment of assholeness comes when he brings his own wife, now a mindless flesh-eating ghoul, back to life as a lure to bring his adult children back to complete a ritual that will make him immortal.
28th May '16 8:14:44 PM Doug86
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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/{{X-Men}} mutant]] characters.

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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/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen mutant]] characters.
24th May '16 5:48:48 AM GreenCat
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* ComicBook/{{Carnage}}, another crazy supervillain from Marvel, has serious issues with this. At last one of his parents was abusive. He said once that his mother tried to kill him, but his father saw this and killed her. However, another time he said that his father killed his mother, when he was trying to kill him. Possibly his grandmother was that same kind of person. For both father and grandmother it [[SelfMadeOrphan didn't end well]].

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* ComicBook/{{Carnage}}, another crazy supervillain from Marvel, has serious issues with this. At last least one of his parents was abusive. He said once that his mother tried to kill him, but his father saw this and killed her. However, another time he said that his father killed his mother, when he was trying to kill him. Possibly his grandmother was that same kind of person. For both father and grandmother it [[SelfMadeOrphan didn't end well]].
1st Mar '16 6:36:01 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.
** Thanos to his three children. He removed all the skin from his daughter's arm, just for her talking back to him.

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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.
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.
** Thanos to his three children. He physically abused Ronan to make him subservient, and removed all the skin from his daughter's arm, just for her talking back back. Hearing Atrea trail off describing his parenting style causes Ben to him.remark that he sounds like Reed's father.
7th Feb '16 3:33:46 PM timotaka
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* Wolverine's archenemy {{ComicBook/Sabretooth}} had an abusive father... [[MultipleChoicePast Possibly, given all the screwing with his memory as part of the Weapon X program.]] Part of Sabretooth's mutant powers is his canines growing into fangs and fingernails into claws. After his powers manifested, his father chained him up in the basement and pulled those out with pliers. And since rapid healing is part of Sabretooth's powers, they had grown up by the next day, so his father repeated it again and again and again and again... And as sadly tends to be TruthInTelevision, Sabretooth himself grew up to become an abusive parent in his own right to his son Graydon Creed, which helped fuel his hatred towards all mutants.
24th Jan '16 9:08:36 AM nombretomado
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* In ''StrangersInParadise'', Katchoo's step-father [[ParentalIncest raped her on her fifteenth birthday]] (Later dialogue would imply he actually considered this a ''gift'') and would repeatedly beat her in the time following. Her mother, meanwhile, [[ParentalNeglect refused to accept the truth and told Katchoo to stop making up these vicious lies about the sweet man who cares for them]]. The physical abuse was bad enough, but the complete lack of any support from her mother was what finally drove Katchoo to run away, where she eventually wound up in Los Angeles and under the sway of Darcy Parker. Believe it or not, things actually went FromBadToWorse from there.

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* In ''StrangersInParadise'', ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'', Katchoo's step-father [[ParentalIncest raped her on her fifteenth birthday]] (Later dialogue would imply he actually considered this a ''gift'') and would repeatedly beat her in the time following. Her mother, meanwhile, [[ParentalNeglect refused to accept the truth and told Katchoo to stop making up these vicious lies about the sweet man who cares for them]]. The physical abuse was bad enough, but the complete lack of any support from her mother was what finally drove Katchoo to run away, where she eventually wound up in Los Angeles and under the sway of Darcy Parker. Believe it or not, things actually went FromBadToWorse from there.
14th Jan '16 8:57:36 PM Anddrix
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* Thanos to his three children in ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour''. He removed all the skin from his daughter's arm, just for her talking back to him.

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* ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'':
** 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.
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Thanos to his three children in ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour''.children. He removed all the skin from his daughter's arm, just for her talking back to him.
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