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12th Apr '17 12:34:25 PM Derkhan
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* In the novella ''Literature/ATasteOfHoney'', Lucrio asserts that Aqib's father is guilty of abuse by inaction, because Master Sadiqi largely ignores the abusive behaviour his oldest son displays towards his younger brother. Aqib doesn't see this behaviour as abusive until Lucrio points it out to him, [[spoiler:and it causes a big fight between them]].
3rd Apr '17 7:06:21 PM Tyk5919
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* ''Literature/DragonsOfRequiem'': Almost every BigBad with offspring is horribly abusive to their children. King Raem Seran imprisons his own son and allows a witch to torment his daughter; Frey Cadigus physically abused and nearly killed all three of his children when they were young; Beatrix Deus verbally assaults her son and frequently threatens her daughter into committing horrible acts, such as mass murder.
24th Mar '17 7:27:59 PM Malady
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* ''Literature/EveryHeartADoorway'': It's strongly implied that a number of the students' parents are not actually very good parents at all. Nancy's parents are the nicest ones we encounter, and they are oblivious to their daughter's asexuality and take away her clothes of choice to force her to wear things that make her look more like their "little girl". [[CloudCuckooLander Sumi]] has childhood pictures of herself looking very sad, still, and meek. Kade's parents misgender him and refuse to take him back unless he presents as female according to their wishes. Jack and Jill's parents are implied to be the worst of all, and almost certainly contributed to one of their children becoming [[spoiler:a monster and a serial killer]] and the other becoming [[spoiler:a fratricidal mad scientist]].



* ''The Fifth Born'': Odessa, the protagonist of this novel by Zelda Lockhart, was physically abused by her mother while her father emotionally and sexually abused her. It doesn't help that she's the youngest of five kids and was three years old at the start of the story.

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* ''The Fifth Born'': ''Literature/TheFifthBorn'': Odessa, the protagonist of this novel by Zelda Lockhart, was physically abused by her mother while her father emotionally and sexually abused her. It doesn't help that she's the youngest of five kids and was three years old at the start of the story.
2nd Feb '17 9:18:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia'': Janice Avery, Jess and Leslie's classmate, has an abusive father. For her, it was a FreudianExcuse, in that she's the school bully.

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* ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia'': Janice Avery, Jess and Leslie's bully of a classmate, has an abusive father. For her, it was a FreudianExcuse, in that she's the school bully. A point of heavy ValuesDissonance is how Janice's abuse is treated. It's mentioned that a kid blabbed it to the entire school and everyone, including the teachers, knows. No one bothers to call the police or even sympathize with Janice. It's instead treated as a point of embarrassment that the kids tease her about. Leslie tells her to act ignorant and eventually the others will forget it.
27th Dec '16 12:12:06 AM blackswan
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* In ''Literature/ThreeDarkCrowns'' the foster families of the foster queens practice child abuse as a method to keeping the child queens under control.
** The Arrons regularly poison Katharine in order to increase her poison tolerance. Genevieve Arron often hits and pinches Katharine, not to mention the emotional and verbal abuse she heaps on the poor girl. Genevieve's sister Natalia never stops Genevieve so she is party to the abuse as well.
** The Westwoods and the High Priestess Luca are emotionally manipulative toward Mirabella. Luca has Rho force Mirabella to kill an innocent. This leaves the girl utterly traumatized. All of Luca's interactions with Mirabella are designed to make her feel guilty and ungrateful. Luca has not forgotten how a six year old Mirabella nearly drowned her.
** The Milones are the best of the bunch but they are rather dismissive of Arsinoe's chances of winning. Something that has the poor girl resigned to the fact that she will die.
11th Nov '16 9:58:22 PM RJamesGauvreau
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* ''Literature/HeroesSaveTheWorld'': Hannah Johnson, who is currently in foster care, has gotten this at least a couple of times. At least one of her prior parents hit her, and it is noted that her current foster father only refrains from beating her because "he takes some sort of pride from having a smart kid." He still hits his other kids.
5th Nov '16 6:35:11 PM dlchen145
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': This is part of Darth Bane's FreudianExcuse. His father was a grade-A asshole who physically and emotionally abused his son. Said son went on to become one of the most {{Badass}} and evil Sith Lords to have ever lived.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': This is part of Darth Bane's FreudianExcuse. His father was a grade-A asshole who physically and emotionally abused his son. Said son went on to become one of the most {{Badass}} badass and evil Sith Lords to have ever lived.
25th Oct '16 7:57:41 PM nombretomado
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** Tywin Lannister of this GeorgeRRMartin story. He treated his youngest son like crap for years, culminating in forcing him to watch -- and ultimately participate in -- the gang-rape of his new wife because she was a commoner. He sees his older son and daughter as pawns to further his takeover of Westeros and judges them on how useful they are to him.

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** Tywin Lannister of this GeorgeRRMartin Creator/GeorgeRRMartin story. He treated his youngest son like crap for years, culminating in forcing him to watch -- and ultimately participate in -- the gang-rape of his new wife because she was a commoner. He sees his older son and daughter as pawns to further his takeover of Westeros and judges them on how useful they are to him.
18th Oct '16 5:08:54 PM LadyNorbert
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* While both of Sunny's parents in ''Literature/AkataWitch'' use corporal punishment, her father is excessive. He is also never emotionally supportive of her.



* ''DeepgateCodex'': In this series, [[spoiler:the god Ulcis]]' abuse of his daughter [[spoiler:Carnival]] lists so heavily on the ''holy shit'' meter that it might as well be breaking it. He only kept her mother alive so that he could rape her to his enjoyment, and was ''not'' pleased when she got pregnant, especially because as an angel's mother, she died in childbirth. Although he named his daughter Rebecca, he more commonly referred to her as a freak or with expletives--she [[spoiler:calls herself Carnival as in ''carnival freak'', and [[BerserkButton WILL NOT]] be referred to as anything else]]. He had his soldiers gang-rape her often and very brutally; when years of this treatment didn't break her, he executed a vicious MindRape on her and ''hanged her from Deepgate's chains''. She got loose -- as a rather psychotic amnesiac. [[spoiler:It wasn't for 3000 years, until Carnival finally got acceptance and kinship from Dill and Rachel (and bloodily killed Ulcis), that she finally started to calm down a little.]]

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* ''DeepgateCodex'': In this series, [[spoiler:the god Ulcis]]' abuse of his daughter [[spoiler:Carnival]] lists so heavily on the ''holy shit'' meter that it might as well be breaking it. He only kept her mother alive so that he could rape her to his enjoyment, and was ''not'' pleased when she got pregnant, especially because as an angel's mother, she died in childbirth. Although he named his daughter Rebecca, he more commonly referred to her as a freak or with expletives--she expletives -- she [[spoiler:calls herself Carnival as in ''carnival freak'', and [[BerserkButton WILL NOT]] be referred to as anything else]]. He had his soldiers gang-rape her often and very brutally; when years of this treatment didn't break her, he executed a vicious MindRape on her and ''hanged her from Deepgate's chains''. She got loose -- as a rather psychotic amnesiac. [[spoiler:It wasn't for 3000 years, until Carnival finally got acceptance and kinship from Dill and Rachel (and bloodily killed Ulcis), that she finally started to calm down a little.]]



* ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' has Menolly, the youngest child of the Holder of Half-Circle Sea Hold. Her parents deplore her love of music and treat her miserably over it despite the fact that she has immense talent. When the resident Harper of the hold dies, they reluctantly allow her to instruct the younger children until a replacement arrives, but when her father hears her absentmindedly playing one of her own compositions, he beats her with his belt. When she finally grows tired of the emotional cruelty, she runs away from home and ''they don't try to find her''; only her eldest brother seems to care at all what becomes of her.



* ''Literature/{{Dubliners}}'': Farrington in "Counterparts", receiving a surprisingly sympathetic, Anti Villain-like portayal.
* ''Literature/AnEmberInTheAshes'' has the Commandant, who teams up with her sons rivals for succession and therefore tries to kill him. She doesn't single him out in training, but she's never imparted any maternal love (except for the first few hours of his life).
* ''Literature/TheFatalDream'': While not physically abusive, Johnson is ignorant of his daughter Wendy's accomplishments and sees her only as a crutch to get him a higher position in the business world by having her marry her AbhorrentAdmirer Norman Gregson, the son of a rival. When she gets engaged to Steven instead, he confronts her and threatens to disown her on her wedding day.

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* ''Literature/{{Dubliners}}'': Farrington in "Counterparts", receiving "Counterparts" receives a surprisingly sympathetic, Anti Villain-like portayal.
AntiVillain-like portrayal.
* ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'': The title character had an extremely loving mother, which - until her death - more than made amends for the antics of her emotionally distant and controlling father. Then he remarries, and Ella's stepmother and stepsisters do their best to make her life awful.
* ''Literature/AnEmberInTheAshes'' has the Commandant, who teams up with her sons son's rivals for succession and therefore tries to kill him. She doesn't single him out in training, but she's never imparted any maternal love (except for the first few hours of his life).
* In the ''Franchise/EvilliousChronicles,'' there are more of these parents detailed in {{Music/Mothy}}'s LightNovels. From the ''Daughter of Evil'' series installments ''LightNovel/PraeludiumOfRed'' and ''LightNovel/PraefacioOfBlue'' we have Prim Marlon, who demoralized and [[MyBelovedSmother emotionally smothered]] her son to force him to become king. [[spoiler: She also had him possessed twice, and then there's what she did to Ney... poor neglected Ney...]]
** From the ''Deadly Sins of Evil'' novel series installments ''LightNovel/TheLunacyOfDukeVenomania'' and ''LightNovel/EvilFoodEaterConchita'' we have respectively Duke Venomania's father, who [[spoiler: locked him in a basement for years because of his deformity, and when he finally let him out it was to work as a servant,]] and Banica's mother, who force-fed her when she didn't finish her leftovers and harshly punished her besides.
* ''Literature/TheFatalDream'': While not physically abusive, Johnson is ignorant of his daughter Wendy's accomplishments and sees her only as a crutch to get him a higher position in the business world by having her marry her AbhorrentAdmirer Norman Gregson, the son of a rival. When she gets engaged to Steven instead, he confronts her and threatens to disown her on her wedding day.



* ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'': Nikita's father Ernest was so terrifying, she and her mother Irena had spent Nikita's entire childhood running away from him. When he caught up to his daughter, he kidnapped her, tortured and cut off two of her fingers to mail them to Irena as a boast. Not that Irena herself was much better - she would often verbally abuse her daughter and withhold food from her until the girl did the task she's been given perfectly.

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* ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'': Nikita's father Ernest was so terrifying, she and her mother Irena had spent Nikita's entire childhood running away from him. When he caught up to his daughter, he kidnapped her, tortured and cut off two of her fingers to mail them to Irena as a boast. Not that Irena herself was much better - she would often verbally abuse her daughter and withhold food from her until the girl did the task she's been given perfectly.perfectly.
* In ''{{Literature/The Girl Next Door}}'' by Jack Ketchum, Meg's caretakers are abusive of both her and her sister Susan. It gets worse when you realise the book was loosely based on the real-life case of Sylvia Likens, which is still considered to be one of the worst, if not the worst, case of child abuse in the United States during the twentieth century.



* ''Literature/{{GONE}}'': This series has Orc, whose stepfather hammered a electric drill through a vein in his wrist, Bug, who was beaten pretty badly by his mom's boyfriend and apparently had to go to boarding school for "his own safety" and Dekka Talent, who was slapped twice across the face and disowned by her father because of her sexuality. A case could also be made for Diana Ladris, who was implied to be "perved on" by her mom's boyfriends when she was in the shower aged 12. But that's an entirely different form of abuse altogether.

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* ''Literature/{{GONE}}'': This series has Orc, whose stepfather hammered a electric drill through a vein in his wrist, Bug, who was beaten pretty badly by his mom's boyfriend and apparently had to go to boarding school for "his own safety" and Dekka Talent, who was slapped twice across the face and disowned by her father because of her sexuality. A case could also be made for Diana Ladris, who was implied to be "perved on" by her mom's boyfriends when she was in the shower aged 12. But that's an entirely different form at the age of abuse altogether. twelve.



** The Blacks tended towards this with children that didn't turn up quite up to their standards, such as Sirius, Andromeda, Alphard, Marius, Cedrella Weasley, etc. Anyone who got sick of their holier-than-thou attitude and left was automatically disowned and scorched off the family tree tapestry. Being cooped up in his family's house again is brutal on Sirius's mental health; Harry, who dearly wants to escape his own "family", sympathizes.

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** The Blacks tended towards this with children that didn't turn up quite up to their standards, such as Sirius, Andromeda, Alphard, Marius, Cedrella Weasley, etc. Anyone who got sick of their holier-than-thou attitude and left was automatically disowned and scorched off the family tree tapestry. Being cooped up in his family's house again is brutal on Sirius's mental health; Harry, who dearly wants to escape his own "family", "family," sympathizes.



** Eve Dallas Her mother was a prostitute who resented Eve's very ''existence''; her father beat, starved and raped her regularly, with plans to sell her to pedophiles, until she killed him at the tender age of ''eight''. Hers is a LineOfSightName, since her "parents" didn't see fit to give her one. This leads her to become a police officer, in order to never again be a victim. If that wasn't enough in the long [[BreakTheCutie cutie break]] that was her childhood, she winds up with Trudy Lombard, who had a ''pattern'' of fostering girls, treating them like slaves, forcing them to take ice-cold showers (the reason Eve takes 100+ degree ones), and so on. It was bad enough that just ''seeing'' Lombard again (she had come to {{blackmail}} Eve and Roarke) hit her like a ShellShockedVeteran's flashback.

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** Eve Dallas Her Dallas's mother was a prostitute who resented Eve's very ''existence''; her father beat, starved and raped her regularly, with plans to sell her to pedophiles, until she killed him at the tender age of ''eight''. Hers is a LineOfSightName, since her "parents" didn't see fit to give her one. This leads her to become a police officer, in order to never again be a victim. If that wasn't enough in the long [[BreakTheCutie cutie break]] that was her childhood, she winds up with Trudy Lombard, who had a ''pattern'' of fostering girls, treating them like slaves, forcing them to take ice-cold showers (the reason Eve takes 100+ degree ones), and so on. It was bad enough that just ''seeing'' Lombard again (she had come to {{blackmail}} Eve and Roarke) hit her like a ShellShockedVeteran's flashback.



* ''Literature/TheJourneyToAtlantis'': In this Bryan Miranda book, the father of [[spoiler: Stacie]]. Not only does he beat this character and one's siblings, he a general asshat as well.

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* ''Literature/TheJourneyToAtlantis'': In this Bryan Miranda book, the father of [[spoiler: Stacie]]. Not only does he beat this character and one's siblings, he he's a general asshat as well.



* ''Literature/LikeWaterForChocolate'': [[EvilMatriarch Mama Elena]]. She is constantly controlling to her youngest daughter, Tita, and forbids Tita to marry the man she loves so Tita can care for Elena when she's old just because it's tradition.

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* ''Literature/LikeWaterForChocolate'': [[EvilMatriarch Mama Elena]]. She is constantly controlling to of her youngest daughter, Tita, and forbids Tita to marry the man she loves so Tita can care for Elena when she's old just because it's tradition.



* Creator/MargaretAtwood:
** This woman does this a lot:

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* Creator/MargaretAtwood:
** This woman
Creator/MargaretAtwood does this a lot:



*** Carol's parents aren't much nicer- Carol's mother furiously chastises her in front of her friends for [[FelonyMisdemeanor wearing lipstick]] and her father occasionally beats her with a belt.

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*** Carol's parents aren't much nicer- nicer - Carol's mother furiously chastises her in front of her friends for [[FelonyMisdemeanor wearing lipstick]] and her father occasionally beats her with a belt.



* ''Literature/MidnightsChildren'' has a few:
** Saleem's father starts off kind, but gradually becomes more distant, eventually disowning him entirely after [[spoiler:the SwitchedAtBirth reveal]]. [[SubvertedTrope He eventually comes around, though.]]
** Saleem's cousin Zafar is frequently beaten and harangued by his father for his [[UrineTrouble enuresis]], to the point that Saleem suspects TheDogBitesBack as a motive when Zafar decides to become a SelfMadeOrphan.
** Mustapha's children are so abused into silence and irrelevance that Saleem can't remember any of their features. It's implied that ChainOfHarm might be at play here, as Mustapha is enraged at constantly being passed over for promotion.



* In ''Literature/OfFearAndFaith'', August briefly talks about how his stepfather used to hit his stepsister and him, and [[spoiler: August was also sexually abused by their mother.]] Said abuse is what started August's descent into [[TheAlcoholic alcoholism]].
** Lilac's parents are also examples. Her mother is verbally and emotionally abusive almost to the point of BlackComedy, insulting her daughter with almost every sentence that comes out of her mouth, and Lilac's father is said to be neglectful if not necessarily abusive outright.



* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Gabe, Percy's stepfather verbally and physically abuses him for years, and it's revealed Percy's mom only married him because his human stench protected Percy from monsters. Discovering this - and realizing Gabe's started abusing him mom too - finally makes Percy crack.

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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Gabe, Percy's stepfather stepfather, verbally and physically abuses him for years, and it's revealed Percy's mom only married him because his human stench protected Percy from monsters. Discovering this - and realizing Gabe's started abusing him mom too - finally makes Percy crack.crack.
* ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'': It is revealed in Matt's backstory that [[spoiler:when he was taken under the 'care' of his Aunt Gwenda and her boyfriend, they spent all of his inheritance; after they lost all his money, they started beating him]]. In Jamie and Scott's backstory, [[spoiler:when things start to go badly for their adoptive parents, they start abusing the kids to the point where Scott snaps and tells the father figure to 'go hang himself'. Considering that the twins have the power of telepathy and mind control, this ends very badly]]. Oh, and let's not forget ''wonderful'' Uncle Don...



* In Creator/LJagiLamplighter's ''[[Literature/RachelGriffin The Raven, the Elf, and Rachel]]'', we learn of Magdalena Chase's parents, who offered her up for [[spoiler:HumanSacrifice]] and were told it wouldn't work because they didn't love her enough. [[InsaneTrollLogic So they locked her in her room for a week. Two days, they didn't even bother to feed her.]]



* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': Count Olaf was the Baudelaires' legal guardian, and, really, he covered all the abuses. He hit Klaus, called Sunny names, and was going to force Violet to marry him, all to get the family fortune. It was mainly played for dark comedy, but in TheMovie, Olaf's abuse was a bit less comedic and a bit more shocking. The Baudelaires also managed to avoid the FreudianExcuse and grew up fairly well because they had each other to lean on despite the horrors plaguing them.
* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'':
** Sherlock Holmes prefers the city to the countryside because this is more easily revealed:

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* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': Count Olaf was the Baudelaires' legal guardian, and, really, he covered all the abuses. He hit Klaus, called Sunny names, and was going to force Violet to marry him, all to get the family fortune. It was mainly played for dark comedy, but in TheMovie, Olaf's abuse was a bit less comedic and a bit more shocking. The Baudelaires also managed manage to avoid the FreudianExcuse and grew grow up fairly well because they had have each other to lean on despite the horrors plaguing them.
* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'':
** Sherlock Holmes
Literature/SherlockHolmes prefers the city to the countryside because this is more easily revealed:



** It shows up in direct examples with regards to his client in ''A Case of Identity'' [[spoiler:(whose stepfather and mother concoct a horrible scheme to cheat her out of her inheritance)]], and a character in ''The Adventure of the Copper Beeches'' [[spoiler:(whose father and stepmother are doing something similar)]]. The latter story is the source of the above quote.

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** It shows up in direct examples with regards to his client in ''A "A Case of Identity'' Identity" [[spoiler:(whose stepfather and mother concoct a horrible scheme to cheat her out of her inheritance)]], and a character in ''The "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches'' Beeches" [[spoiler:(whose father and stepmother are doing something similar)]]. The latter story is the source of the above quote. His client in "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" is also emotionally and physically abused by her stepfather, who [[spoiler:murdered her twin sister and is trying to murder the client, so he won't lose control of their money from their mother's estate]].



* Prudence from ''Literature/TheStonesAreHatching''. Actually an abusive older sister, but she still raised Phelim, destroying his self esteem by constantly insulting him, and [[spoiler:lied to him about his father; she claimed he had died when she actually had him committed to a lunatic asylum for being a 'dreamer'.]].



* Alys's mother Lucy in ''Literature/TerraMirumChronicles''. She drinks, hits her daughter, and brings home a string of worthless boyfriends that warrant Alys buying a lock for her bedroom door. Charlie's father's abuse was one of the driving forces behind Charlie committing suicide.



* Creator/VCAndrews, the woman herself and her [[OutliveItsCreator ghostwriter]], use this a lot.
** All over the place in ''Literature/TheCasteelSeries''. Heaven is neglected by her [[spoiler:step]]father Luke since he believes that Heaven was the cause of her mother Leigh's death. Speaking of which, Leigh went through a particularly horrible example of this with her own mother Jillian, who [[spoiler:refused to believe that Leigh was being raped by her stepfather Tony and actually believed that (14-year-old) Leigh had seduced him]]. It gets worse in the prequel ''Web of Dreams'', where Jillian [[spoiler:intentionally used Leigh to 'distract' Tony so that he wouldn't tire Jillian out with his need for sex, which she believed would ruin her youth and beauty.

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* Creator/VCAndrews, both the woman herself and her [[OutliveItsCreator ghostwriter]], use this a lot.
** All over the place in ''Literature/TheCasteelSeries''. Heaven is neglected by her [[spoiler:step]]father Luke since he believes that Heaven was the cause of her mother Leigh's death. Speaking of which, Leigh went through a particularly horrible example of this with her own mother Jillian, who [[spoiler:refused to believe that Leigh was being raped by her stepfather Tony and actually believed that (14-year-old) Leigh had seduced him]]. It gets worse in the prequel ''Web of Dreams'', where Jillian [[spoiler:intentionally used Leigh to 'distract' Tony so that he wouldn't tire Jillian out with his need for sex, which she believed would ruin her youth and beauty.beauty]].



** Damian Adare in ''Literature/MySweetAudrina''. He abuses his illegitimate daughter Vera, and his obsession with getting the First Audrina 'back' drives him to emotionally abuse the Second Audrina. [[spoiler:It gets worse when it is revealed that the two Audrinas are indeed the same person, and that he has been gaslighting her for years]].

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** Damian Adare in ''Literature/MySweetAudrina''. He abuses his illegitimate daughter Vera, and his obsession with getting the First Audrina 'back' drives him to emotionally abuse the Second Audrina. [[spoiler:It gets worse when it is revealed that the two Audrinas are indeed the same person, and that he has been gaslighting her for years]].years.]]



* Alys's mother Lucy in ''Literature/TerraMirumChronicles''. She drinks, hits her daughter, and brings home a string of worthless boyfriends that warrant Alys buying a lock for her bedroom door. Charlie's father's abuse was one of the driving forces behind Charlie committing suicide.
* While both of Sunny's parents in ''Literature/AkataWitch'' use corporal punishment, her father is excessive. He is also never emotionally supportive of her.
* ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'': It is revealed in Matt's backstory that [[spoiler:when he was taken under the 'care' of his Aunt Gwenda and her boyfriend, they spent all of his inheritance; after they lost all his money, they started beating him up]]. In Jamie and Scott's backstory, [[spoiler:when things start to go bad for their adoptive parents, they start abusing them to the point where Scott snaps and tells the father figure to 'go hang himself'. Considering that the twins have the power of telepathy and mind control, this ends very badly]]. Oh, and let's not forget ''wonderful'' Uncle Don...
* In ''Literature/OfFearAndFaith'', August briefly talks about how his stepfather used to hit his stepsister and him, and [[spoiler: August was also sexually abused by their mother.]] Said abuse is what started August's descent into [[TheAlcoholic alcoholism]].
** Lilac's parents are also examples. Her mother is verbally and emotionally abusive almost to the point of BlackComedy, insulting her daughter with almost every sentence that comes out of her mouth, and Lilac's father is said to be neglectful if not necessarily abusive outright.
* In the Franchise/EvilliousChronicles there are more of these parents detailed in {{Music/Mothy}}'s LightNovels. From the ''Daughter of Evil'' series installments ''LightNovel/PraeludiumOfRed'' and ''LightNovel/PraefacioOfBlue'' we have Prim Marlon, who demoralized and [[MyBelovedSmother emotionally smothered]] her son to force him to become king [[spoiler: not to mention had him possessed twice, and then there's what she did to Ney...poor neglected Ney...]]
** From the ''Deadly Sins of Evil'' novel series installments ''LightNovel/TheLunacyOfDukeVenomania'' and ''LightNovel/EvilFoodEaterConchita'' we have respectively Duke Venomania's father, who [[spoiler: locked him in a basement for years because of his deformity, and when he finally let him out it was to work as a servant,]] and Banica's mother, who force-fed her when she didn't finish her leftovers and harshly punished her besides.
* In Creator/LJagiLamplighter's ''[[Literature/RachelGriffin The Raven, the Elf, and Rachel]]'', we learn of Magdalena Chase's who offered her up for [[spoiler:HumanSacrifice]] and were told it wouldn't work because they didn't love her enough. [[InsaneTrollLogic So they locked her in her room for a week. Two days, they didn't even bother to feed her.]]



* ''Literature/MidnightsChildren'' has a few:
** Saleem's father starts off kind, but gradually becomes more distant, eventually disowning him entirely after [[spoiler:the SwitchedAtBirth reveal]]. [[SubvertedTrope He eventually comes around, though.]]
** Saleem's cousin Zafar is frequently beaten and harangued by his father for his [[UrineTrouble enuresis]], to the point that Saleem suspects TheDogBitesBack as a motive when Zafar decides to become a SelfMadeOrphan.
** Mustapha's children are so abused into silence and irrelevance that Saleem can't remember any of their features. It's implied that ChainOfHarm might be at play here, as Mustapha is enraged at constantly being passed over for promotion.
* Prudence from "Literature/TheStonesAreHatching". Actually an abusive older sister, but she still raised Phelim, destroying his self esteem by constantly insulting him, and [[spoiler:lied to him about his father; she claimed he had died when she actually had him committed to a lunatic asylum for being a 'dreamer'.]].

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* ''Literature/MidnightsChildren'' has a few:
** Saleem's father starts off kind, but gradually becomes more distant, eventually disowning him entirely after [[spoiler:the SwitchedAtBirth reveal]]. [[SubvertedTrope He eventually comes around, though.]]
** Saleem's cousin Zafar is frequently beaten and harangued by his father for his [[UrineTrouble enuresis]], to the point that Saleem suspects TheDogBitesBack as a motive when Zafar decides to become a SelfMadeOrphan.
** Mustapha's children are so abused into silence and irrelevance that Saleem can't remember any of their features. It's implied that ChainOfHarm might be at play here, as Mustapha is enraged at constantly being passed over for promotion.
* Prudence
''Literature/YoungWizards'' - ''Games Wizards Play'' - Dairine's mentee, Mehrnaz, [[spoiler:is taking emotional abuse from "Literature/TheStonesAreHatching". Actually an abusive older sister, but she still raised Phelim, destroying his self esteem by constantly insulting him, and [[spoiler:lied to him about his father; she claimed he had died when she actually had him committed to a lunatic asylum her mother for being a 'dreamer'.]]. doing so well in the competition, she's expected to lose because by doing well she's supposedly showing up other members of the family. This abuse is also coming from other members of her extended family as well.]]



* In ''{{Literature/The Girl Next Door}}'' by Jack Ketchum, Meg's caretakers are abusive of both her and her sister Susan. It gets worse when you realise the book was loosely based on the real-life case of Sylvia Likens, which is still considered to be one of the worst, if not the worst, case of child abuse in the United States during the twentieth century.
* ''Literature/YoungWizards'' - ''Games Wizards Play'' - Dairine's mentee, Mehrnaz, [[spoiler:is taking emotional abuse from her mother for doing so well in the competition, she's expected to lose because by doing well she's supposedly showing up other members of the family. This abuse is also coming from other members of her extended family as well.]]
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* ''Literature/MyTeacherIsAnAlien'': The second book, ''My Teacher Fried My Brains'', reveals the crappy home life of school bully Duncan Dougal. He himself is [[BigBrotherBully bullied by his older brother Patrick]], his father actually ''encourages'' said older brother to do so because he thinks it's healthy, and his mother just doesn't give a damn either way.

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* ''Literature/MyTeacherIsAnAlien'': The second book, ''My Teacher Fried My Brains'', ''Literature/MyTeacherFriedMyBrains'' reveals the crappy home life of school bully Duncan Dougal. He himself is [[BigBrotherBully bullied by his older brother Patrick]], his father actually ''encourages'' said older brother to do so because he thinks it's healthy, and his mother just doesn't give a damn either way.
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