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** Daenerys was raised by her borderline-psychotic brother Viserys, whose sanity was not helped at all by the death of their parents, the constant threat of assassination, and the general stress of being a NobleFugitive.
** Selyse views her daughter Shireen with a contempt bordering on hatred, neglecting her at best and proposing beating her at worst.
** Bronn concedes that his father beat him, but adds that his mother hit harder and once broke his nose swinging a poker at his brother. And the first person he killed was a woman who swung an axe at him... Make of that what you will.
** Shae is very touchy on the subject of her parents but does reveal that her mother made sure she "stopped being a child" at age nine.
25th Nov '16 1:44:31 PM nombretomado
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* The rich Shin family in the KoreanDrama ''BadBoy''.

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* The rich Shin family in the KoreanDrama ''BadBoy''.''Series/BadBoy''.
14th Nov '16 8:55:55 AM ChronoLegion
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* Lewis Snart in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', a former corrupt cop and a thief. After going to jail for attempting to steal an emerald (or attempting to sell it to an undercover cop in the altered timeline), he comes out bitter and abusive to his kids. He starts to use his son Leo in jobs, beginning Leonard's own criminal career. Lewis clearly has no particular love for his children, perfectly willing to implant a bomb in his daughter's head in order to force his son to participate in his latest job. [[spoiler:As soon as Cisco extracts the bomb from Lisa's head, Leo pays his father back by (literally) icing him with his cold gun]].

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* Lewis Snart in ''Series/TheFlash2014'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', a former corrupt cop and a thief. After going to jail for attempting to steal an emerald (or attempting to sell it to an undercover cop in the altered timeline), he comes out bitter and abusive to his kids. He starts to use his son Leo in jobs, beginning Leonard's own criminal career. Lewis clearly has no particular love for his children, perfectly willing to implant a bomb in his daughter's head in order to force his son to participate in his latest job. [[spoiler:As soon as Cisco extracts the bomb from Lisa's head, Leo pays his father back by (literally) icing him with his cold gun]]. Later, when Leonard travels back to his childhood, he only holds back from shooting his own man because his sister's hasn't been conceived yet.
14th Nov '16 8:55:00 AM ChronoLegion
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* Lewis Snart in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', a former corrupt cop and a thief. After going to jail for attempting to steal an emerald (or attempting to sell it to an undercover cop in the altered timeline), he comes out bitter and abusive to his kids. He starts to use his son Leo in jobs, beginning Leonard's own criminal career. Lewis clearly has no particular love for his children, perfectly willing to implant a bomb in his daughter's head in order to force his son to participate in his latest job. [[spoiler:As soon as Cisco extracts the bomb from Lisa's head, Leo pays his father back by (literally) icing him with his cold gun]].
18th Oct '16 5:40:00 PM LadyNorbert
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* There are many abusive parents in ''Series/{{Skins}}''. Just in the first generation, we have Chris, whose mother left him without even saying goodbye and whose father rarely bothered to see him; Jal, whose motheFr abandoned her; Cassie, whose parents neglected her and were more concerned with their sex life than with their daughter's emotional health; and Sid, whose parents make it pretty obvious that they preferred his best friend and considered Sid a disappointment (however this is ultimately a subversion on the whole, going by how their relationship is portrayed in Sid's second episode. It's enough of a subversion that it is still the generation's first big TearJerker when [[spoiler: Mark Jenkins, Sid's dad, dies]]). The worst, though, is probably Cook (of gen 2), whose mother had loud sex with strangers while he was in the next room, drove drunk with her kids in the car, and went on drunken rages, including smashing furniture in front of them. His father also walked out on him, made a pass at his girlfriend, and finally threatened to throw him into the river. Charming family, all around.

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* There are many abusive parents in ''Series/{{Skins}}''. Just in the first generation, we have Chris, whose mother left him without even saying goodbye and whose father rarely bothered to see him; Jal, whose motheFr mother abandoned her; Cassie, whose parents neglected her and were more concerned with their sex life than with their daughter's emotional health; and Sid, whose parents make it pretty obvious that they preferred his best friend and considered Sid a disappointment (however this is ultimately a subversion on the whole, going by how their relationship is portrayed in Sid's second episode. It's enough of a subversion that it is still the generation's first big TearJerker when [[spoiler: Mark Jenkins, Sid's dad, dies]]). The worst, though, is probably Cook (of gen 2), whose mother had loud sex with strangers while he was in the next room, drove drunk with her kids in the car, and went on drunken rages, including smashing furniture in front of them. His father also walked out on him, made a pass at his girlfriend, and finally threatened to throw him into the river. Charming family, all around.



** The episode "Restless" had the foster daughter claiming that she ran away from home because her birth parents in a commune were abusive. Although her parents living in a commune wasn't true and in fact part of a scam (although the episode itself implies that [[LaserGuidedAmnesia she genuinely believed her identity and the part about her parents was true due to mental brainwashing and subsequent reprogrammings]]), the part about her having an abusive parent (more specifically, an abusive uncle, as her actual birthparents were killed in a car crash and he received custody) [[FromACertainPointOfView was actually true]]. The uncle, who worked as a chef in the second-chance shelter, was the one who masterminded the foster child scam that she was unknowingly/unwillingly involved in; he often physically abused her (one example is a burn mark on her shoulder that was revealed to be from tongs used for handling taco shells), and had her reprogrammed at least twice beforehand.

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** The episode "Restless" had the foster daughter claiming that she ran away from home because her birth parents in a commune were abusive. Although her parents living in a commune wasn't true and in fact part of a scam (although the episode itself implies that [[LaserGuidedAmnesia she genuinely believed her identity and the part about her parents was true due to mental brainwashing and subsequent reprogrammings]]), the part about her having an abusive parent (more specifically, an abusive uncle, as her actual birthparents birth parents were killed in a car crash and he received custody) [[FromACertainPointOfView was actually true]]. The uncle, who worked as a chef in the second-chance shelter, was the one who masterminded the foster child scam that she was unknowingly/unwillingly involved in; he often physically abused her (one example is a burn mark on her shoulder that was revealed to be from tongs used for handling taco shells), and had her reprogrammed at least twice beforehand.



** Jordan tried usingthis as an excuse for why she's so mean once or twice, but later admits that her parents were actually both very supportive.

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** Jordan tried usingthis using this as an excuse for why she's so mean once or twice, but later admits that her parents were actually both very supportive.



** A straight example with Enabran Tain, who expected full Cardassian filial piety from Garak yet refused to publicly acknowledge him as his son until he was on his deathbed, and even then he had to be forced. As a child, Garak was disciplined abusively for even minor transgressions. Tain exiled Garak and once even attempted to assassinate him. He was unapologetic about it and implied he'd try again if given the chance. He once saved Garak's life solely to ensure Garak would live a long, miserable life surrounded by aliens who hated him. When on his deathbed, he didn't care about Garak's loyalty in trying to rescue him, only berating him for being stupid enough to get captured. He spent years telling Garak he was a weakness he couldn't afford and that he wished he'd killed Garak's mother before he was born. When he reluctantly agreed to give Garak one genuine father/son moment before he died, he used it as an excuse to give Garak an aesop about how Garak never gives up to ensure Garak would escape captivity and avenge his death. Cardassians believe family is everything, so Tain's treatment of Garak was abusive by Cardassian standards as well as by human standards.

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** A straight example with Enabran Tain, who expected full Cardassian filial piety from Garak - yet refused to publicly acknowledge him as his son until he was on his deathbed, and even then he had to be forced. As a child, Garak was disciplined abusively for even minor transgressions. Tain exiled Garak and once even attempted to assassinate him. He was unapologetic about it and implied he'd try again if given the chance. He once saved Garak's life solely to ensure Garak would live a long, miserable life surrounded by aliens who hated him. When on his deathbed, he didn't care about Garak's loyalty in trying to rescue him, only berating him for being stupid enough to get captured. He spent years telling Garak he was a weakness he couldn't afford and that he wished he'd killed Garak's mother before he was born. When he reluctantly agreed to give Garak one genuine father/son moment before he died, he used it as an excuse to give Garak an aesop about how Garak never gives up to ensure Garak would escape captivity and avenge his death. Cardassians believe family is everything, so Tain's treatment of Garak was abusive by Cardassian standards as well as by human standards.



*** Sure, they spoke of only knowing of the Borg through rumors - rumors that likely included things said by the el-Aurians, Guinan's species, which would include their world being destroyed. And regardless, they knowingly took their daughter across the Romulan Neutral Zone, making themselves felons in the process. While Annika would be unlikely to face those charges herself, the fact that they did so with their eight year old daughter on board their ship doesn't exactly speak to them being well-suited to being parents.

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*** Sure, they spoke of only knowing of the Borg through rumors - rumors that likely included things said by the el-Aurians, Guinan's species, which would include their world being destroyed. And regardless, they knowingly took their daughter across the Romulan Neutral Zone, making themselves felons in the process. While Annika would be unlikely to face those charges herself, the fact that they did so with their eight year old eight-year-old daughter on board their ship doesn't exactly speak to them being well-suited to being parents.



** This trope actual pops up in a few of the episode plots
** One of the first episodes of season features the rape and murder of a three year old boy who's mother was a foster parent. It turns out, that the victim himself was a neglected child; his "biological Mother" was going to adopt him as a baby, but he was given back to his drug dealing true biological mother; the woman found his mom dead from an overdose and (illegally) took the baby to raise as her own. The dead child's older foster brother's were beat by their father, who also burned the younger of the two with cigarettes, and bounced around for months before their foster mom took them in. It's also eventually revealed that the man who raped and killed the victim (while one of his foster brothers was forced to watch) was the three brothers' neighbor's father, and it's heavily implied at the end that he sexually abused his own son as well.
** In the episode 'The Signs in The Silence', the team arrests a deaf and mute teenage girl after she is found drenched in blood and holding a knife. They initially believe that she ran away from home and then murdered a random man. It turns out, however, that she had been violently abused by her parents ever since she was three because of her disability's and behavior problems; she had been telling people about the abuse and attempting to run away for years but, seeing as how her parents appeared to be pillars of the community,no one ever believed her. (The man she murdered was her father's friend who abducted her and tied her up on her fathers orders, and she killed him accidentally while trying to protect herself.)In the end, it turns out they weren't really her parents; they kidnapped her from a good home when she was little, and began abusing her after discovering they were stuck with a special needs kid. Luckily, the team is able to reunite her with her loving biological parents.

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** This trope actual also pops up in a few of the episode plots
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** *** In the episode 'The "The Signs in The Silence', Silence," the team arrests a deaf and mute teenage girl after she is found drenched in blood and holding a knife. They initially believe that she ran away from home and then murdered a random man. It turns out, however, that she had been violently abused by her parents ever since she was three because of her disability's disabilities and behavior problems; she had been telling people about the abuse and attempting to run away for years but, seeing as how her parents appeared to be pillars of the community,no community, no one ever believed her. (The man she murdered was her father's friend who abducted her and tied her up on her fathers father's orders, and she killed him accidentally while trying to protect herself.)In ) In the end, it turns out they weren't really her parents; they kidnapped her from a good home when she was little, and began abusing her after discovering they were stuck with a special needs kid. Luckily, the team is able to reunite her with her loving biological parents.



* On the 1970s situation comedy ''GoodTimes'', the Evans family (the main protagonists), Willona Woods (their neighbor) and building superintendent Bookman intervene when they learn that Penny, a little girl living in their building, is being physically abused by her mother. The show features one particularly nightmarish scene of the mother punishing her daughter by burning her arm with an iron. The story arc plays out over four episodes to open the 1977-1978 season. Penny (played by a very young Janet Jackson) eventually becomes adopted by Willona, and a regular character on the series.

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* On the 1970s situation comedy ''GoodTimes'', the Evans family (the main protagonists), Willona Woods (their neighbor) and building superintendent Bookman intervene when they learn that Penny, a little girl living in their building, is being physically abused by her mother. The show features one particularly nightmarish scene of the mother punishing her daughter by burning her arm with an iron. The story arc plays out over four episodes to open the 1977-1978 season. Penny (played by a very young Janet Jackson) is eventually becomes adopted by Willona, and becomes a regular character on the series.



* Starbuck from ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. We learn all of her fingers were once broken at the exact same place - due to her mother putting Kara's hand in the doorframe and closing the door shut. This being a show of GreyAndGreyMorality, Kara's mother is not portrayed as pure evil despite this. She knew from oracles that Kara had a special destiny in store, and her way of trying to toughen her up and prepare her was really warped. She was also a Colonial Marine and a really bitter one for not having made officer (remember that OCS rejection letter?).

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* Starbuck from ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. We learn all of her fingers were once broken at the exact same place - due to her mother putting Kara's hand in the doorframe door frame and closing the door shut. This being a show of GreyAndGreyMorality, Kara's mother is not portrayed as pure evil despite this. She knew from oracles that Kara had a special destiny in store, and her way of trying to toughen her up and prepare her was really warped. She was also a Colonial Marine and a really bitter one for not having made officer (remember that OCS rejection letter?).



** Another episode had a grandmother poison her granddaughter in a way to make it look like she had cancer, so she could collect insurance money [[MunchausenSyndrome and sympathy.]]
** Actually, a fair number of the main characters have been victims of parents who were either physically or emotionally abusive. Benson's mother when was a drunk because she had been raped, resulting in Benson's birth;she emotionally abused her, neglected her, and once tried to kill her with a piece of glass during a drunken rampage. Amaro's father beat him and his mother horribly. Even though Amaro's mother eventually kicked him out, she and Amaro's younger sister remained close friends with him and gas-lighted all of the abuse, blaming Amaro for hating his father and blowing things out of proportion. While never explicitly stated, during a conversation with Amaro, Barba hints that his father was also abusive like Amaro's. Finn's ex-wife was raped by her own father as a child, resulting in her becoming pregnant. She blamed the child, Darius Parker,for what his father did to her, and beat him; Finn eventually supports her past actions, once he discovers them, and makes it clear that Darius is neither wanted nor considered a family member (which later comes back to bite them)Finn himself was neglectful, due to being gone all the time when he use to work Vice, and he eventually was divorced from his wife and estranged from his son, although they do make up and reconcile of friendly terms later on. Rollins's mother neglected her and her younger sister, and their dad was a dead-beat gambler. Her sister eventually becomes manipulative, wanting to ruin Rollins for being able to escape their family and become a cop, and tries to ruin her life by framing her for her own crime sprees. Despite knowing fully well that her youngest daughter was on the run (and that her crimes included rape,murder, drugging men, robbery, and fraud)Rollins's mother fully supports her crimes and blames Rollins for ruining their lives and being a failure.

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** Another episode had a grandmother poison who was poisoning her granddaughter in a way to make it look like she had cancer, so she could collect insurance money [[MunchausenSyndrome and sympathy.]]
** Actually, a fair number of the main characters have been victims of parents who were either physically or emotionally abusive. Benson's mother when was a drunk because she had been raped, resulting in Benson's birth;she emotionally abused her, neglected her, and once tried to kill her with a piece of glass during a drunken rampage. Amaro's father beat him and his mother horribly. Even though Amaro's mother eventually kicked him out, she and Amaro's younger sister remained close friends with him and gas-lighted gaslighted all of the abuse, blaming Amaro for hating his father and blowing things out of proportion. While never explicitly stated, during a conversation with Amaro, Barba hints that his father was also abusive like Amaro's. Finn's ex-wife was raped by her own father as a child, resulting in her becoming pregnant. She blamed the child, Darius Parker,for Parker, for what his father did to her, and beat him; Finn eventually supports her past actions, once he discovers them, and makes it clear that Darius is neither wanted nor considered a family member (which later comes back to bite them)Finn them). Finn himself was neglectful, due to being gone all the time when he use to work Vice, and he eventually was divorced from his wife and estranged from his son, although they do make up and reconcile of on friendly terms later on.later. Rollins's mother neglected her and her younger sister, and their dad was a dead-beat gambler. Her sister eventually becomes manipulative, wanting to ruin Rollins for being able to escape their family and become a cop, and tries to ruin her life by framing her for her own crime sprees. Despite knowing fully well that her youngest daughter was on the run (and that her crimes included rape,murder, rape, murder, drugging men, robbery, and fraud)Rollins's fraud), Rollins's mother fully supports her crimes and blames Rollins for ruining their lives and being a failure.



* ''Series/LawAndOrderUK: Strongly implied with Logan's {{Expy}}, DS Matt Devlin's--—his contempt for a child abuser—"I know people like you", the fact that victimized children is one of his [[BerserkButton Berserk Buttons]], his empathy with an abused kid—"I've been that kid, Ronnie", and with a young woman who refers to her father as a "bastard"—"Are we related then, do you think?", but neither the extent nor specific perpetrator was ever made clear.
* Also happened a few times in ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent''. In the episode "Crazy", the team found out that the victim had molested his young daughter. [[spoiler: He didn't. It was because his ex-wife was becoming desperate and accused her husband of the crime, despite knowing what really happened.]]

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderUK: Strongly implied with Logan's {{Expy}}, DS Matt Devlin's--—his Devlin; his contempt for a child abuser—"I abuser ("I know people like you", you"), the fact that victimized children is one of his [[BerserkButton Berserk Buttons]], {{berserk button}}s, his empathy with an abused kid—"I've kid ("I've been that kid, Ronnie", Ronnie"), and with a young woman who refers to her father as a "bastard"—"Are "bastard" ("Are we related then, do you think?", think?"), but neither the extent nor specific perpetrator was ever made clear.
* Also happened a few times in ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent''. In the episode "Crazy", the team found out that the victim had molested his young daughter. [[spoiler: He Except he didn't. It was because his His ex-wife was becoming desperate and accused her husband of the crime, despite knowing what really happened.]]]]
** Goren himself, on ''Criminal Intent'', had an abusive mother who favored his drug-abusing brother even though Goren was the one who took care of her. It was later revealed that his deceased father, who had also treated Goren poorly, [[spoiler:wasn't actually his father, which contributed to the way his mother treated him]].



** It's also implied Jess suffered physical/emotional abuse at the hands of Liz's boyfriends, with numerous comments about her 'choice in men'.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Bud Bundy has had his scholarship money stolen by his parents.
* ''DarkAngel'': Max was fostered by a family shortly after her escape from Manticore, the father of which was a drunk, and he smacked both her and her foster-sister around and molested the latter. [[spoiler:This scenario is replayed in episode 3 of season one, when she is imprisoned in the Warden's house. However, it ended differently in the fact that Max ended up splattering him by [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome ramming a jeep into the car he was hiding behind]].]] Because Max was a TykeBomb, she endured plenty of abuse from the adults at Project Manticore. It's a wonder more of her group didn't go crazy like her brother Ben.

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** It's also implied Jess suffered physical/emotional abuse at the hands of some of Liz's boyfriends, with numerous comments about her 'choice in men'.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Bud Bundy has had his scholarship money stolen by his parents.
* ''DarkAngel'': Max was fostered by a family shortly after her escape from Manticore, the father of which was a drunk, and he smacked both her and her foster-sister foster sister around and molested the latter. [[spoiler:This scenario is replayed in episode 3 of season one, when she is imprisoned in the Warden's house. However, it ended differently in the fact that Max ended up splattering him by [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome ramming a jeep into the car he was hiding behind]].]] Because Max was a TykeBomb, she endured plenty of abuse from the adults at Project Manticore. It's a wonder more of her group didn't go crazy like her brother Ben.



* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' has Sara as a main character, and possibly Ray, plus all the CSI's have quite a few criminals with such pasts.

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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' has Sara as a main character, and possibly Ray, plus all the CSI's [=CSIs=] have quite a few criminals with such pasts.



** It's also heavily implied that Hotch was abused by his parents.

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** It's also heavily implied that Hotch was abused by his parents. Unlike some such abuse victims, however, Hotch himself averts the trope and is very loving toward his son.



** 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 can be "her's," 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 HeroicSacrifice for him at least twice]]. Regina definitely loves Henry, but not in a healthy way.
** Cora towards her daughter Regina, taken UpToEleven [[spoiler:when Cora kills Regina's boyfriend because she plans for Regina to marry someone else.]] Snow points out that whatever Regina may have done, her mother is ''much'' worse -- and the show wastes absolutely no time proving Snow extremely correct on this point. Between [[spoiler:killing Regina's boyfriend]], physically abusing her with magic, mentally abusing her in so many ways they can't be counted, constantly critcizing everything she does, forcing her into a loveless marriage, and generally being one hell of a manipulative bitch, it's rather a wonder that Regina has any shred of empathy left in her at all, let alone that [[spoiler:she can find the inner strength to slog down the long, hard road of redemption]].

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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 can would be "her's," "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.
** Cora towards her daughter Regina, taken UpToEleven [[spoiler:when Cora kills Regina's boyfriend because she plans for Regina to marry someone else.]] Snow points out that whatever Regina may have done, her mother is ''much'' worse -- and the show wastes absolutely no time proving Snow extremely correct on this point. Between [[spoiler:killing Regina's boyfriend]], physically abusing her with magic, mentally abusing her in so many ways they can't be counted, constantly critcizing criticizing everything she does, forcing her into a loveless marriage, and generally being one hell of a manipulative bitch, it's rather a wonder that Regina has any shred of empathy left in her at all, let alone that [[spoiler:she can find the inner strength to slog down the long, hard road of redemption]].



** Rumplestilskin's father, [[spoiler: Peter Pan]] [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned him twice.]] The first time, he left Rumple to go drinking at the pub when he [[ILied promised to be looking for a job.]] The second time, he [[spoiler: traded Rumple for nearly-eternal youth. He later kidnapped his grandson and later his great-grandson. He tricked Henry into sacrificing his heart, just so Peter could remain young. He also banished his son to ''PandorasBox.'' When that didn't work, Peter [[GrandTheftMe switched bodies with Henry]] to avoid being trapped in Pandora's Box. Later, after using magic to kick Rumple across the room, Peter outright admitted to him that he resented his son from birth for taking away his time and money. After putting the anti-magic cuff on Rumple, [[KickTheDog he tried to kill all the people Rumple loved, solely for their connection to Rumple.]] For everyone else in Storybrooke, Peter planned on [[LaserGuidedAmnesia using the same curse Regina did in order to steal their memories]] and make Storybrooke the new Neverland.]]
* In one episode of ''Literature/TheConditionsOfGreatDetectives'' the murder victim was physically abusing his daughter which started causing her sleep problems. [[spoiler:Subverted when it's revealed that it wasn't "him" but his second personality that did it]].

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** Rumplestilskin's father, [[spoiler: Peter Pan]] Pan]], [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned him twice.]] The first time, he left Rumple to go drinking at the pub when he [[ILied promised to be looking for a job.]] The second time, he [[spoiler: traded Rumple for nearly-eternal youth. He later kidnapped his grandson and later his great-grandson. He tricked Henry into sacrificing his heart, just so Peter could remain young. He also banished his son to ''PandorasBox.'' When that didn't work, Peter [[GrandTheftMe switched bodies with Henry]] to avoid being trapped in Pandora's Box. Later, after using magic to kick Rumple across the room, Peter outright admitted to him that he resented his son from birth for taking away his time and money. After putting the anti-magic cuff on Rumple, [[KickTheDog he tried to kill all the people Rumple loved, solely for their connection to Rumple.]] For everyone else in Storybrooke, Peter planned on [[LaserGuidedAmnesia using the same curse Regina did in order to steal their memories]] and make Storybrooke the new Neverland.]]
* In one episode of ''Literature/TheConditionsOfGreatDetectives'' ''Literature/TheConditionsOfGreatDetectives,'' the murder victim was physically abusing his daughter which started causing her sleep problems. [[spoiler:Subverted when it's revealed that it wasn't "him" but his second personality that did it]].it.]]



** Arguably, both Victoria and Chris Argent. They're controlling, they lie to Allison her entire life, they discourage her interests, they disrespect her privacy, her father has her ''kidnapped'' as a "training" excercise. That's not even getting started on the fact that they try to kill her boyfriend basically only for being her boyfriend.

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** Arguably, both Victoria and Chris Argent. They're controlling, they lie to Allison her entire life, they discourage her interests, they disrespect her privacy, and her father has her ''kidnapped'' as a "training" excercise.exercise. That's not even getting started on the fact that they try to kill her boyfriend basically only for being her boyfriend.



* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Although PlayedForLaughs, [[{{TheUnfavourite}} Monica]] suffers a lot of emotional abuse from her mother who either ignores or criticizes her. Chandler's childhood was also pretty [[{{ParentalNeglect}} horrible]]. (His parents skipped his first parents' day, announced their divorce on Thanksgiving, had orgies with the poolboys in front of him, and used him as a pawn in their fights). Both characters are clearly screwed up as a result, [[{{CompetitionFreak}} Mon]][[{{ControlFreak}} ica]] striving to be perfect at everything because she never feels good enough, and [[{{StepfordSnarker}} Chandler]] using humour as a defence to hide his crippling insecurity. It's not until they fall in love and build a loving relationship together that their self-esteem improves.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Although PlayedForLaughs, [[{{TheUnfavourite}} Monica]] suffers a lot of emotional abuse from her mother mother, who either ignores or criticizes her. Chandler's childhood was also pretty [[{{ParentalNeglect}} horrible]]. (His horrible]]; his parents skipped his first parents' day, announced their divorce on Thanksgiving, had orgies with the poolboys pool boys in front of him, and used him as a pawn in their fights). fights. Both characters are clearly screwed up as a result, [[{{CompetitionFreak}} Mon]][[{{ControlFreak}} ica]] striving to be perfect at everything because she never feels good enough, and [[{{StepfordSnarker}} Chandler]] using humour as a defence defense to hide his crippling insecurity. It's not until they fall in love and build a loving relationship together that their self-esteem improves.



** From the same show, we also have [[DefrostingIceQueen Quinn]] [[TeenPregnancy Fabray]] whose father ''also'' throws her out of his house with no place to go, because Quinn has become pregnant. three years later and Quinn still hasn't [[ParentalAbandonment seen her father since.]] Her mother on the other hand constantly ignores her emotional problems, and is never around when Quinn is pregnant, depressed, behind at school, smoking, having sex with men four times her age, getting underage tattoos or trying to steal back her biological daughter. Her mother is however there for her daughter when she is the "perfect model student".

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** From the same show, we also have [[DefrostingIceQueen Quinn]] [[TeenPregnancy Fabray]] Fabray]], whose father ''also'' throws her out of his house with no place to go, because Quinn has become pregnant. three Three years later and Quinn still hasn't [[ParentalAbandonment seen her father since.]] Her mother on the other hand constantly ignores her emotional problems, and is never around when Quinn is pregnant, depressed, behind at school, smoking, having sex with men four times her age, getting underage tattoos or trying to steal back her biological daughter. Her mother is however there for her daughter when she is the "perfect model student".



* ''Series/SurgicalSpirit'' has Sheila's ''bitch'' of a mother, who maybe says a handful of lines that ''don't'' criticise anything or anyone. It's hinted that at least some of it was an act, designed to see exactly what her daughter's new boyfriend was like, but then again, this is the woman who readily admitted to driving her husband into an early grave.

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* ''Series/SurgicalSpirit'' has Sheila's ''bitch'' of a mother, who maybe says a handful of lines that ''don't'' criticise criticize anything or anyone. It's hinted that at least some of it was an act, designed to see exactly what her daughter's new boyfriend was like, but then again, this is the woman who readily admitted to driving her husband into an early grave.



* In ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'', there's Victor's father, who was at least emotionally abusive. In flashbacks, his father was shown yelling at him and demanding he get information out of his friend Sarah about the treasure her parents hid. When Victor argued, he threatened that he would throw him in the orphanage, and called him a 'useless piece of nothing'. In season 2, the ghost of his father originally, when talking to Nina, continued insulting Victor. However, in the end, just before he faded, he left a gift for his son and gave Nina a message to pass on- "Tell him I'm sorry, and that I was the worthless one after all."
** Mr.Sweet, Eddie's father, also had a bit of this going on in the third season. He started putting his mission before Eddie, which caused problems when they ended up on opposing sides. He showed no problems with manipulating and betraying Eddie to get what he wanted. Unlike the above example, it is unknown if he ever reconciled with Eddie, but in [[TheMovie Touchstone Of Ra]], he clearly cared for Eddie when his life was at risk, implying they were on good terms once again.
** Joy's father kidnapped her and kept her locked up with no ability to contact the outside world, all just because she was supposedly TheChosenOne who was needed to help the society, which he was part of, gain immortality.

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* In ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'', there's Victor's father, who was at least emotionally abusive. In flashbacks, his father was shown yelling at him and demanding he get information out of his friend Sarah about the treasure her parents hid. When Victor argued, he threatened that he would throw him in the orphanage, and called him a 'useless piece of nothing'. In season 2, the ghost of his father originally, when talking to Nina, continued insulting Victor. However, in the end, just before he faded, he left a gift for his son and gave Nina a message to pass on- on: "Tell him I'm sorry, and that I was the worthless one after all."
** Mr. Sweet, Eddie's father, also had a bit of this going on in the third season. He started putting his mission before Eddie, which caused problems when they ended up on opposing sides. He showed no problems with manipulating and betraying Eddie to get what he wanted. Unlike the above example, it is unknown if he ever reconciled with Eddie, Eddie; but in [[TheMovie ''[[TheMovie Touchstone Of Ra]], Ra]]'', he clearly cared for Eddie when his life was at risk, implying they were on good terms once again.
** Joy's father kidnapped her and kept her locked up with no ability to contact the outside world, all just because she was supposedly TheChosenOne who was needed to help the society, of which he was part of, a member, gain immortality.



* ''Series/WolfHall'' doesn't ''start'' with Thomas Cromwell being beaten by his father like the book does. When his wife Liz reads a letter from his sister saying how much Walter's changed and pointing out that their own children have never met him, though, Thomas' response is "let's keep it that way." He visits after Liz and their daughters die only because she thought he ought to, and then we get the flashback of young Tom being kicked so viciously he [[VomitIndiscretionShot throws up]]--during the conversation, which is not a happy reconciliation, Cromwell's gaze lingers on the spot where it happened.

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* ''Series/WolfHall'' doesn't ''start'' with Thomas Cromwell being beaten by his father like the book does. When his wife Liz reads a letter from his sister saying how much Walter's changed and pointing out that their own children have never met him, though, Thomas' response is "let's keep it that way." He visits after Liz and their daughters die only because she thought he ought to, and then we get the flashback of young Tom being kicked so viciously he [[VomitIndiscretionShot throws up]]--during the conversation, which is not a happy reconciliation, Cromwell's gaze lingers on the spot where it happened.happened.
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8th Oct '16 9:28:51 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Buffyverse}}'':

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* ''{{Buffyverse}}'':''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'':
26th Sep '16 9:14:04 AM SorPepita
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*** The end of that episode hinted that Francis wasn’t insane he was hype up on sugar due to Lois feeding him chocolate every 5 seconds. Jamie was acting up in that episode as well because Reese was feeding him energy drinks so Lois traumatized two of her children for no reason.

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*** The end of that episode hinted that Francis wasn’t insane insane, he was hype up on sugar due to Lois feeding him chocolate every 5 seconds. Jamie was acting up in that episode as well because Reese was feeding him energy drinks so Lois traumatized two of her children for no reason.



*** Her first instinct as a parent was to torture her child for being happy she is no better a parent then Ida.

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*** Her first instinct as a parent was to torture her child for being happy happy; she is no better a parent then Ida.



** Hal kept a $10,000 grant Malcolm earned a secret from him. He also charged an expensive Christmas vacation on Malcolm's credit card; Malcolm wasn't completely innocent here, seeing as though he was responsible with it he got the card illegally, but still....

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** Hal kept a $10,000 grant Malcolm earned a secret from him. He also charged an expensive Christmas vacation on Malcolm's credit card; Malcolm wasn't completely innocent here, seeing as though he was responsible with it he got the card illegally, but still....still...



** Rumplestilskin's father, [[spoiler: Peter Pan]] [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned him twice.]] The first time, he left Rumple to go drinking at the pub when he [[ILied promised to be loooking for a job.]] The second time, he [[spoiler: traded Rumple for nearly-eternal youth. He later kidnapped his grandson and later his great-grandson. He tricked Henry into sacrificing his heart, just so Peter could remain young. He also banished his son to ''PandorasBox.'' When that didn't work, Peter [[GrandTheftMe switched bodies with Henry]] to avoid being trapped in Pandora's Box. Later, after using magic to kick Rumple across the room, Peter outright admitted to him that he resented his son from birth for taking away his time and money. After putting the anti-magic cuff on Rumple, [[KickTheDog he tried to kill all the people Rumple loved, solely for their connection to Rumple.]] For everyone else in Storybrooke, Peter planned on [[LaserGuidedAmnesia using the same curse Regina did in order to steal their memories]] and make Storybrooke the new Neverland.]]

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** Rumplestilskin's father, [[spoiler: Peter Pan]] [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned him twice.]] The first time, he left Rumple to go drinking at the pub when he [[ILied promised to be loooking looking for a job.]] The second time, he [[spoiler: traded Rumple for nearly-eternal youth. He later kidnapped his grandson and later his great-grandson. He tricked Henry into sacrificing his heart, just so Peter could remain young. He also banished his son to ''PandorasBox.'' When that didn't work, Peter [[GrandTheftMe switched bodies with Henry]] to avoid being trapped in Pandora's Box. Later, after using magic to kick Rumple across the room, Peter outright admitted to him that he resented his son from birth for taking away his time and money. After putting the anti-magic cuff on Rumple, [[KickTheDog he tried to kill all the people Rumple loved, solely for their connection to Rumple.]] For everyone else in Storybrooke, Peter planned on [[LaserGuidedAmnesia using the same curse Regina did in order to steal their memories]] and make Storybrooke the new Neverland.]]
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* ''BeverlyHills90210'' character [[spoiler:Valerie Malone]] was repeatedly raped by her father as a child.

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* ''BeverlyHills90210'' ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' character [[spoiler:Valerie Malone]] was repeatedly raped by her father as a child.
5th Sep '16 8:53:25 AM eowynjedi
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* ''Series/WolfHall'' doesn't ''start'' with Thomas Cromwell being beaten by his father like the book does. When his wife Liz reads a letter from his sister saying how much Walter's changed and pointing out that their own children have never met him, though, Thomas' response is "let's keep it that way." He only returns after Liz and their daughters die because she thought he ought to, and then we get the flashback of young Tom being kicked so viciously he [[VomitIndiscretionShot throws up]]--during the conversation, which is not a happy reconciliation, Cromwell's gaze lingers on the spot where it happened.

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* ''Series/WolfHall'' doesn't ''start'' with Thomas Cromwell being beaten by his father like the book does. When his wife Liz reads a letter from his sister saying how much Walter's changed and pointing out that their own children have never met him, though, Thomas' response is "let's keep it that way." He only returns visits after Liz and their daughters die only because she thought he ought to, and then we get the flashback of young Tom being kicked so viciously he [[VomitIndiscretionShot throws up]]--during the conversation, which is not a happy reconciliation, Cromwell's gaze lingers on the spot where it happened.
5th Sep '16 8:52:38 AM eowynjedi
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* ''Series/NineteenTwo'': Throughout the English version of the series, via flashbacks and stories Ben tells, a good picture of his alcoholic father's neglect and emotional abuse is built. From driving his drunk father home at the age of eight to being left in a park for the day at the age of seven and more. This troper has not seen the French version to compare.

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* ''Series/NineteenTwo'': Throughout the English version of the series, via flashbacks and stories Ben tells, a good picture of his alcoholic father's neglect and emotional abuse is built. From driving his drunk father home at the age of eight to being left in a park for the day at the age of seven and more. This troper has not seen the French version to compare.compare.
* ''Series/WolfHall'' doesn't ''start'' with Thomas Cromwell being beaten by his father like the book does. When his wife Liz reads a letter from his sister saying how much Walter's changed and pointing out that their own children have never met him, though, Thomas' response is "let's keep it that way." He only returns after Liz and their daughters die because she thought he ought to, and then we get the flashback of young Tom being kicked so viciously he [[VomitIndiscretionShot throws up]]--during the conversation, which is not a happy reconciliation, Cromwell's gaze lingers on the spot where it happened.
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