History AbusiveParents / ComicBooks

20th Dec '17 5:56:23 AM VicGeorge2011
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* Bertron, the alien scientist from ''ComicBook/SupermanDoomsdayHunterPrey'', is this of the creator/father sort in that he subjected his creation, the creature that would someday become Doomsday, to a constant cycle of death and rebirth in order to force evolution upon the child so that he would grow to become the UltimateLifeForm. Upon reaching that goal, however, Bertron found himself at the mercy of his own creation as it turned its attention toward its creators after killing all the resident lifeforms on the planet. Bertron tried to talk down the creature by saying, "You cannot kill...your own father," only to be killed soon afterward. Years later, Waverider would find out that the creature's rampage is fueled by the fact that it sees everything it comes across as a reflection of its creator/father.
9th Nov '17 2:08:24 PM foxley
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}}'', it's Gramps' efforts at getting Meriem away from her drig-addicted mother (his daughter) that starts the whole thing. Meriem's mother comes back in time with the rest of Marshville, and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming her encounter with Meriem and asking for forgiveness is pretty heartwarming]].
17th Oct '17 1:15:34 PM Daedalis
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Plutona}}'' Ray's father is a neglectful unemployed alcoholic.
12th Oct '17 10:28:18 AM WillBGood
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* When [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog Knuckles]] was born, his parents soon begin arguing about the proper way to raise him. It eventually got so bad that his father Locke divorced his wife and took sole custody of the boy so he could raise him to be a guardian. Locke essentially abandoned his son when he was ten years old, forcing him to fend for himself for years with little or no contact with other people. Locke insists that all of this was done to build character and make Knuckles a better guardian by forcing him to do things himself. In truth, he had Knuckles under close observation the entire time he was "abandoned" and often expresses regret at causing his son so much grief, but he still insists he was only [[IDidWhatIHadToDo doing his job.]] However, Locke did get a considerable comeuppance, as his actions regarding Knuckles led to an echidna scientist going rogue and getting a considerable number of their race slaughtered.
** It may run in the family. In an early issue of Knuckles' spin off series, Knuckles talks to his mom about why the family broke apart. In the ensuing flashback, she talks to her mother in law about how she felt when Locke was taken away for guardian training. Said in law paused and only said that she'd be lost without her husband.

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When [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog Knuckles]] Knuckles was born, his parents soon begin arguing about the proper way to raise him. It eventually got so bad that his father Locke divorced his wife and took sole custody of the boy so he could raise him to be a guardian. Locke essentially abandoned his son when he was ten years old, forcing him to fend for himself for years with little or no contact with other people. Locke insists that all of this was done to build character and make Knuckles a better guardian by forcing him to do things himself. In truth, he had Knuckles under close observation the entire time he was "abandoned" and often expresses regret at causing his son so much grief, but he still insists he was only [[IDidWhatIHadToDo doing his job.]] However, Locke did get a considerable comeuppance, as his actions regarding Knuckles led to an echidna scientist going rogue and getting a considerable number of their race slaughtered.
** *** It may run in the family. In an early issue of Knuckles' spin off series, Knuckles talks to his mom about why the family broke apart. In the ensuing flashback, she talks to her mother in law about how she felt when Locke was taken away for guardian training. Said in law paused and only said that she'd be lost without her husband.



** Gary Richards. It's no wonder Reed turned out so mentally 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.

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** Gary Richards. It's no wonder Reed turned out so mentally unstable with a dad [[BlatantLies as loving and supportive as this guy]]. unstable. 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 for 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.
31st Jul '17 12:36:16 PM Anicomicgeek
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* The version of Professor Xavier in ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' was a negligent father, leaving his family after meeting Magneto. This came back to bite him when his son became the Ultimate version of Proetus.
30th Jul '17 9:03:48 PM Anicomicgeek
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* The version of Professor Xavier in ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' was a negligent father, leaving his family after meeting Magneto. This came back to bite him when his son became the Ultimate version of Proetus.
3rd May '17 12:10:35 PM nighttrainfm
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} [[WhatTheHellHero sometimes dips into this]], depending on the writer. ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' is the worst offender (the goddamm Batman forces 12-years-old Dick Grayson, age twelve, to live in the cave and eat ''rats''), but it's sometimes seen in the regular universe as well. Bruce can go from the world's best father to the cruelest monster imaginable within 3 issues.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} The ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' family:
** [[{{ComicBook/Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]] is an odd case. She received plenty of emotional support and positive reinforcement from the man who raised her from birth to around age eight (who was also eventually revealed to be her biological father), however [[TrainingFromHell shooting her until she learned to get out of the way]] and preventing her from learning language so that segment of her brain would [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower read bodies instead]] qualify as abuse under any definition imaginable.
** [[ComicBook/Batgirl2009 Stephanie Brown's]] father, in addition to being a supervillain, would lock her in a closet when he was angry at her.
** Batman himself
[[WhatTheHellHero sometimes dips into this]], depending on the writer. ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' is the worst offender (the goddamm Batman forces 12-years-old Dick Grayson, age twelve, to live in the cave and eat ''rats''), but it's sometimes seen in the regular universe as well. Bruce can go from the world's best father to the cruelest monster imaginable within 3 issues.



* [[{{ComicBook/Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]] is an odd case. She received plenty of emotional support and positive reinforcement from the man who raised her from birth to around age eight (who was also eventually revealed to be her biological father), however [[TrainingFromHell shooting her until she learned to get out of the way]] and preventing her from learning language so that segment of her brain would [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower read bodies instead]] qualify as abuse under any definition imaginable.
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.
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