History AbusiveParents / LiveActionTV

1st Sep '17 11:05:29 PM ryuclockwork
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* In ''Series/JessicaJones2017'', Dorothy Walker was a ruthless StageMom who made her daughter Trish into the highest paid child star in history. She was emotionally and physically abusive, tried to force an eating disorder on Trish, and is implied to have turned a blind eye to (or even have encouraged) Trish's pill addiction. As an adult, Trish tries to keep Dorothy out of her life as much as possible.

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* In ''Series/JessicaJones2017'', ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', Dorothy Walker was a ruthless StageMom who made her daughter Trish into the highest paid child star in history. She was emotionally and physically abusive, tried to force an eating disorder on Trish, and is implied to have turned a blind eye to (or even have encouraged) Trish's pill addiction. As an adult, Trish tries to keep Dorothy out of her life as much as possible.
1st Sep '17 11:03:39 PM ryuclockwork
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* In ''Series/JessicaJones2017'', Dorothy Walker was a ruthless StageMom who made her daughter Trish into the highest paid child star in history. She was emotionally and physically abusive, tried to force an eating disorder on Trish, and is implied to have turned a blind eye to (or even have encouraged) Trish's pill addiction. As an adult, Trish tries to keep Dorothy out of her life as much as possible.
** Season one's BigBad Kilgrave briefly tries to convince Jessica (and the viewers) that he is the way he is because his parents performed brutal experiments on him as a child. [[spoiler:Then it's revealed he was merely part of an experimental study meant to cure him of a terminal illness, and after he got his mind control powers he spent years terrorizing his parents. They abandoned their son after he made the mother burn her own face with an iron, and at this point Jessica feels their greatest mistake was setting Kilgrave loose on the world.]]
26th Aug '17 3:56:37 PM DoctorCooper
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** Regina is strongly implied to be emotionally abusive towards Henry in terms of neglect and lack of involvement. She also tried to convince Henry that he was insane, forced him to stay with her when he very clearly did ''not'' want to, constantly tried to ''murder'' people he cares about (she actually succeeded once) so he would be "hers," tried to force Henry to love her, spied on him, [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking and destroyed his playground/castle]]
*** Yet despite this she keeps insisting that she loves him [[spoiler: and is willing to perform a HeroicSacrifice for him at least twice]]. Regina definitely loves Henry, but not in a healthy way.

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** Regina is strongly implied to be emotionally abusive towards Henry in terms of neglect and lack of involvement. She also tried to convince Henry that he was insane, forced him to stay with her when he very clearly did ''not'' want to, constantly tried to ''murder'' people he cares about (she actually succeeded once) so he would be "hers," tried to force Henry to love her, spied on him, [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking and destroyed his playground/castle]]
*** Yet despite this she keeps insisting
playground/castle]]. The case is that she loves him [[spoiler: and is willing to perform a HeroicSacrifice for him at least twice]]. Regina definitely loves Henry, but not in a healthy way.



** [[ManipulativeBastard Lex's]] dad, [[MagnificentBastard Lionel]], withholds affection and approval from his son in the warped belief that it will make him stronger. Their tortured relationship is one of the keystones of the series, and ends very badly when Lex [[spoiler:[[SelfMadeOrphan kills his dad]]]]. It is revealed in Season 3 that Lionel himself suffered physical abuse from his drunken, [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] parents, who sought to keep him down in the gutter with them, and prevent him from succeeding at anything; this is one of the reasons he's so oblivious to his abuse of Lex, as he thinks he has a firm grasp of what abuse looks like. And then there's [[BrokenBird Tess Mercer]], whose real parents [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned her]] and whose foster father broke her eardrums and arm through physical violence.
** In Season 4, we meet Jason Teague, who's parents were also less than loving. His father, Edward, subjects him to FinancialAbuse, disinheriting him when he sets off on his own. His mother, EvilMatriarch Genevieve is even worse, being more or less Lionel's DistaffCounterpart. She's emotionally manipulative of Jason and his girlfriend, whom she plans to murder in order to fulfill a prophecy; her control of Jason is so extreme that by the end of the season he's unwilling to do ''anything'' without seeking her permission first. Then in Season 10, we meet [[AlternateUniverse Earth-2 Lionel]], who takes this UpToEleven, encouraging his kids to plot against one another for the privilege of being his BastardUnderstudy, and eventually tries to have them all killed off at one point or another. ArchnemesisDad indeed.

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** [[ManipulativeBastard Lex's]] dad, [[MagnificentBastard Lionel]], withholds affection and approval from his son in the warped belief that it will make him stronger. Their tortured relationship is one of the keystones of the series, and ends very badly when Lex [[spoiler:[[SelfMadeOrphan [[spoiler:Lex kills his dad]]]]. It is revealed in Season 3 that Lionel himself suffered physical abuse from his drunken, [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] parents, who sought to keep him down in the gutter with them, and prevent him from succeeding at anything; this is one of the reasons he's so oblivious to his abuse of Lex, as he thinks he has a firm grasp of what abuse looks like. And then there's [[BrokenBird Tess Mercer]], whose real parents [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned her]] and whose foster father broke her eardrums and arm through physical violence.
** In Season 4, we meet Jason Teague, who's parents were also less than loving. His father, Edward, subjects him to FinancialAbuse, disinheriting him when he sets off on his own. His mother, EvilMatriarch Genevieve is even worse, being more or less Lionel's DistaffCounterpart. She's emotionally manipulative of Jason and his girlfriend, whom she plans to murder in order to fulfill a prophecy; her control of Jason is so extreme that by the end of the season he's unwilling to do ''anything'' without seeking her permission first. first.
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Then in Season 10, we meet [[AlternateUniverse Earth-2 Lionel]], who takes this UpToEleven, being far worse than his Earth-1 counterpart, encouraging his kids to plot against one another for the privilege of being his BastardUnderstudy, and eventually tries to have them all killed off at one point or another. ArchnemesisDad indeed.
1st Aug '17 9:56:19 PM Vir
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* [[TokenEvilTeammate Santana]] [[ArmoredClosetGay Lopez]] from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' had a abusive grandmother who tried to sell her once, threatened to beat her with a chair, and apparently insulted and demeaned her grandchild so much she forgot her real name. When she told her she was lesbian, she kicked her out of her house, leaving Santana homeless and has refused to have any more contact with her.

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* [[TokenEvilTeammate Santana]] [[ArmoredClosetGay Lopez]] from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' had a an abusive grandmother who tried to sell her once, threatened to beat her with a chair, and apparently insulted and demeaned her grandchild so much she forgot her real name. When she told her she was lesbian, she kicked her out of her house, leaving Santana homeless and has refused to have any more contact with her.
1st Aug '17 9:55:28 PM Vir
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* In ''Series/AgentsOfShield'', Fitz' dad was a real piece of work, at least according to Simmons; constantly belittling Fitz, telling him he would never amount to anything, that he was stupid and worthless.

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* In ''Series/AgentsOfShield'', ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', Fitz' dad was a real piece of work, at least according to Simmons; constantly belittling Fitz, telling him he would never amount to anything, that he was stupid and worthless.
1st Aug '17 9:52:51 PM Kirayoshi
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* In ''Series/AgentsOfShield'', Fitz' dad was a real piece of work, at least according to Simmons; constantly belittling Fitz, telling him he would never amount to anything, that he was stupid and worthless.
-->'''Mack''': I'd like to have a few words with that man.\\
'''Simmons''': You and me both.
22nd Jul '17 6:28:53 AM Piterpicher
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* A VerySpecialEpisode of ''MajorDad'' dealt with this, with Robin's new boyfriend being beaten by his father (another USMC major). Major [=McGillis=] eventually confronts his fellow major (leading to a CrowningMomentOfAwesome), and the episode's [[TheStinger stinger]] featured actors Gerald [=McRaney=] and Nicole Dubuc providing a hotline number for domestic abuse victims.

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* A VerySpecialEpisode of ''MajorDad'' ''Series/MajorDad'' dealt with this, with Robin's new boyfriend being beaten by his father (another USMC major). Major [=McGillis=] eventually confronts his fellow major (leading to a CrowningMomentOfAwesome), and the episode's [[TheStinger stinger]] featured actors Gerald [=McRaney=] and Nicole Dubuc providing a hotline number for domestic abuse victims.
11th Jul '17 12:27:09 PM gb00393
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** Tywin Lannister, who dominates and demeans each of his children.

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** Tywin Lannister, who is not physically abusive, but dominates and demeans each of his children.children to horrific levels. There's no positive reinforcement and constant DisappointedInYou speeches all around. He's especially vindictive to Tyrion, going out of his way to make his life a living hell. It's safe to say that his poor parenting is his most prominent negative quality, especially since fucking his cousin was indirectly responsible for Tyrion's birth defects.
25th Jun '17 9:50:07 AM nombretomado
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* In MrRobot, Elliot's mother was a cruel, chain-smoking woman who was embittered by her husband's ignominious death and apparently took out her frustrations on her son. Elliot's dream in "m4ster-s1ave.aes" has [[spoiler: her putting out a cigarette on Darlene's arm as well as punching her out a few times, meaning that she was likely abusive to her daughter as well.]] Elliot doesn't see his father this way, though his UnreliableNarrator status, combined with the knowledge that his father once pushed him out of a window in a fit of anger, and the fact that [[spoiler: he manifests as a dangerous, manipulative [[FightClub Tyler Durden]] figure in Elliot's subconscious]] may cast some doubt.

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* In MrRobot, Elliot's mother was a cruel, chain-smoking woman who was embittered by her husband's ignominious death and apparently took out her frustrations on her son. Elliot's dream in "m4ster-s1ave.aes" has [[spoiler: her putting out a cigarette on Darlene's arm as well as punching her out a few times, meaning that she was likely abusive to her daughter as well.]] Elliot doesn't see his father this way, though his UnreliableNarrator status, combined with the knowledge that his father once pushed him out of a window in a fit of anger, and the fact that [[spoiler: he manifests as a dangerous, manipulative [[FightClub [[Film/FightClub Tyler Durden]] figure in Elliot's subconscious]] may cast some doubt.
18th Jun '17 8:00:06 AM STRX
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* Franchise/KamenRider is filled to the brink with this trope.
** Series/KamenRiderRyuki: The whole reason why the Rider War came to be was because Yui and Shiro's parents locked them up in their attic for extended periods of time to the point where Yui got sick and eventually died.
** Series/KamenRiderKiva: King attempted to kill both of his children in the 1986 and 2008 timeline. Taiga was insurance so that Maya would be loyal to him while he has no positive emotions for Wataru in the slightest.
** Series/KamenRiderDouble: Ryubee was a caring parent, but his ambition led to Saeko being seen as TheUnfavorite, and eventually treating Wakana as a tool and sacrifice. He comes to regret this by his death.
** In Series/KamenRiderGaim, its implied that Takatora and Michhy's father was emotionally abusive and his darkness was passed onto the latter.
** Series/KamenRiderDrive started this trend for '''four years in a row''. For Drive, [[spoiler: Tenjuro Banno turned out to be the true BigBad and the father of Kiriko and Gou. He uses the former in a bait trap without worry about her surviving and calls Gou a failed experiment and nearly kills him several times. Thankfully, Chase's sacrifice gave Gou the drive and the form necessary to end his father.]]
** Series/KamenRiderGhost: Its subverted with [[spoiler: The Fukami's father who makes a proper debut in the movie. He cares about his kids, but abandoned them to stop Argos. However, he brushes off Makoto at the time, which leads to their fight since he never told the kids about him leaving, he just did it out of the blue in their perspective. Their real father, Danton is worse, and nearly killed his son in the Specter V-Cienma]]
** Series/KamenRiderExAid takes things even worse...[[spoiler: At first, it seems like Masamune Dan is the good parent who was manipulated by Kuroto Dan, but as it turns out, Masamune has been manipulating his son for years: taking the fall for Zero Day on purpose to keep his hidden agenda, and stealing Kamen Rider Chronicle from his own son. And while Kuroto also had a hidden goal to save his mother's data, Masamune wants to use it to control everyone as data, not even caring about his own wife. He even lies to Kuroto about loving him and going to prison for his sake which his son calls him out on. In one episode, he even kills Kuroto without any hesitation, although that doesn't work since he has 94 lives left. This is taken to the point where he viewed his own son's talents as merely a product of the Genm Corporation. Given how many of Genm's shown games were Kuroto's ideas it goes to show how little he values his son, and why Kuroto ended up the way he did.]]
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