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5th Aug '17 4:45:41 PM AsForMyHandle
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', Emma was stated to have been sexually assaulted by her second stepfather, for which she injured him in self-defense shortly before graduating from High School. The game itself doesn't specify what kind of assault it was, but the script included in the Document of Metal Gear Solid 2 had in brackets "sexual" right before "assault."

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'':
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In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', Emma was stated to have been sexually assaulted by her second stepfather, for which she injured him in self-defense shortly before graduating from High School. The game itself doesn't specify what kind of assault it was, but the script included in the Document of Metal Gear Solid 2 had in brackets "sexual" right before "assault."" [[spoiler:Not to mention that her ''first'' stepfather tried to drown her as he [[DrivenToSuicide drowned himself in the family pool]].]]



* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', Paz Ortega Andrade, real name Pacifica Ocean, according to her diary tapes, was an orphan, and was apparently adopted by Cipher (in other words, the Patriots faction run by Zero after the split), and she intends to obey Cipher's command, not simply due to her loyalty to the organization, but because she feels as though she has to obey them even if she doesn't agree with their goals because she'll otherwise suffer a fate worse than death if she doesn't.

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* ** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', Paz Ortega Andrade, real name Pacifica Ocean, according to her diary tapes, was an orphan, and was apparently adopted by Cipher (in other words, the Patriots faction run by Zero after the split), and she intends to obey Cipher's command, not simply due to her loyalty to the organization, but because she feels as though she has to obey them even if she doesn't agree with their goals because she'll otherwise suffer a fate worse than death if she doesn't.
2nd Jul '17 11:55:49 AM Hanz
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* Baek Doosan's backstory in ''{{Tekken}} 2'' involves him having to put up with a decidedly unpleasant and abusive father, a result of alcoholism after a crippling injury forced him to leave Tae Kwon Do. How bad did it get? To the point where a sparring session degenerated into a fight in which Baek ''[[SelfMadeOrphan killed his father by accident]]''.

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* Baek Doosan's backstory in ''{{Tekken}} ''Videogame/{{Tekken}} 2'' involves him having to put up with a decidedly unpleasant and abusive father, a result of alcoholism after a crippling injury forced him to leave Tae Kwon Do. How bad did it get? To the point where a sparring session degenerated into a fight in which Baek ''[[SelfMadeOrphan killed his father by accident]]''.accident]]''.
** The main catalyst behind the events of the series is Heihachi throwing his son Kazuya off of a cliff as a child. Kazuya himself is an ArchnemesisDad to Jin, but never quite on the scale of his own father. Aside from [[AnimeHair preposterous hairstyles]], the Mishima family overall are known for [[BigScrewedUpFamily violent feuds with one another]].
13th Jun '17 8:21:06 PM GlitteringFlowers
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*** Henry's parents are all but stated outright to have been this. They abandoned him in a forest, where he was [[RaisedByWolves taken care of by a wolf]]... until a group of villagers killed the wolf. Henry's subsequent RoaringRampageOfRevenge prompted his real parents to send him to an OrphanageOfFear (in the Japanese version)/a BoardingSchoolOfHorrors (in the English version). [[CreepyChild He came out pretty unhinged for it.]]

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*** Henry's parents are all but stated outright to have been this. They abandoned neglected him so badly that he spent all his time in a the nearby forest, where he was [[RaisedByWolves taken care of by [[InterSpeciesFriendship friends with a wolf]]... until a group of villagers killed the wolf. wolf when she came in to visit him. Henry's BlackMage powers [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening came to the surface right there]] and the subsequent RoaringRampageOfRevenge prompted his real parents to send him to an OrphanageOfFear (in the Japanese (Japanese version)/a BoardingSchoolOfHorrors (in the English (English version). [[CreepyChild He came out pretty unhinged for it.]]
8th May '17 2:35:13 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Several members of ''VideoGame/Persona5''[='s=] have abusive parental figures. This likely helps in spurring their sense of justice, given what they do as the Phantom Thieves:

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** Several members of ''VideoGame/Persona5''[='s=] cast have abusive parental figures. This likely helps in spurring their the main cast's sense of justice, given what they do as the Phantom Thieves:
8th May '17 2:33:46 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken]]''
*** King Desmond makes no bones about the fact that he loathes his son Zephiel and tries to kill him ''twice''. Is it any wonder this wise, gentle boy grows up to be such a bastard in ''Fuuin no Tsurugi''?

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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken]]''
''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'':
*** King Desmond makes no bones about the fact that he loathes his son Zephiel and tries to kill him ''twice''. Is it any wonder this wise, gentle boy grows up to be such a bastard in ''Fuuin no Tsurugi''?''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade The Binding Blade]]''?



** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''

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* Hojo and Lucrecia from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' did genetic experiments on their son while he was still in the womb in the name of science. The [[{{Tykebomb}}resulting child]], Sephiroth, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation did not take this well]]. Lucrecia at least harbored some regret for her part in the genetic experiments, even causing her to nearly commit suicide [[spoiler: and the willingly place herself in a FateWorseThanDeath]]. Hojo, on the other hand, had absolutely no regret for what he did. In fact, he enjoyed every single moment of it even afterwards, and was heavily implied to have manipulated all of Sephiroth's actions and everything in Sephiroth's life/lives.

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* ** Hojo and Lucrecia from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' did genetic experiments on their son while he was still in the womb in the name of science. The [[{{Tykebomb}}resulting child]], Sephiroth, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation did not take this well]]. Lucrecia at least harbored some regret for her part in the genetic experiments, even causing her to nearly commit suicide [[spoiler: and the willingly place herself in a FateWorseThanDeath]]. Hojo, on the other hand, had absolutely no regret for what he did. In fact, he enjoyed every single moment of it even afterwards, and was heavily implied to have manipulated all of Sephiroth's actions and everything in Sephiroth's life/lives.
8th May '17 2:31:33 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Most of the playable cast ''{{VideoGame/Persona 5}}'' have abusive or indifferent parental figures. This likely helps in spurring their sense of justice, given what they do as the Phantom Thieves.
** Sojiro Sakura, your guardian for your probation, implies that the Protagonist's parents are in the middle of a divorce, and they were all too happy to stow him away to Tokyo in order to save face after his arrest, when the deal set up with the courts for his probation required him to change schools.
** Ryuji's father physically abused both him and his mother. He explains in his Co-op that he became an athlete in the first place to help support his mother after she managed to leave him.
** Instead of being HappilyAdopted, Yusuke's guardian, an artist named Madarame, exploited him for his artistic talent since the age of ''three'', barely furnished him, overworked and starved him, and took any profits for the pieces Yusuke made. [[spoiler:As if that weren't enough, you learn before his boss fight that he ''let Yusuke's ill mother die'' so that he could take credit for a painting she made.]] His abuse of both Yusuke and his other students make him the thieves' second big target.
** Haru's father had her raised to be an ExtremeDoormat from a young age and is selectively oblivious to her unhappiness, which climaxes when he sets her up in an ArrangedMarriage with the highly scummy son of a member of the Diet - a marriage he set up so that he could get into politics - and inside the MentalWorld, his Shadow essentially admits that he knows what kind of person his son-in-law is, and is willing to let her be treated as a mere plaything as long as he gets what he wants. The man himself is the president of a fast food company, and when you make him your fifth major target, you learn that he treats his employees on all levels poorly as well, seeing the company as nothing more than a stepping stone.
** Goro Akechi had been raised in a string of abusive foster homes for most of his youth, eventually living by his lonesome when he became a teenager. [[spoiler:His birth parents are worse: His father is the BigBad, a power-hungry politician named Masayoshi Shido, and his mother is one of his mistresses who let herself die out of shame for conceiving Goro. To take it further, when Goro ''did'' get into contact with Shido, the latter treated him poorly and, as shown near the end of the game, [[OffingTheOffspring was planning to kill him]] once he became Prime Minister of Japan, simply because Goro, as an illegitimate child, would be a threat to him (granted, Goro was planning on betraying Shido the moment his plan succeeded).]] Needless to say, Goro is filled with [[TraumaCongaLine a lot of angst]].
** The Takases went into debt as a result of living beyond their means, and forced their debts onto their ward Taiki, forcing him to work himself ragged to pay them off. All the while, they enjoyed seeing him suffer, simply because they were jealous of his birth parents. [[spoiler:When he died in a car accident, they blamed his teacher and blackmailed her]].

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* Most ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
** ''VideoGame/Persona3'': Junpei Iori grew up with an abusive drunk for a father, and one
of the playable cast ''{{VideoGame/Persona 5}}'' reasons he eagerly joined S.E.E.S. was so that he didn't have to share a roof with his dad.
** Several members of ''VideoGame/Persona5''[='s=]
have abusive or indifferent parental figures. This likely helps in spurring their sense of justice, given what they do as the Phantom Thieves.
** Sojiro Sakura, your guardian for your probation, implies that the Protagonist's parents are in the middle of a divorce, and they were all too happy to stow him away to Tokyo in order to save face after his arrest, when the deal set up with the courts for his probation required him to change schools.
** Ryuji's
Thieves:
*** Ryuji Sakamoto's
father physically abused both him and his mother. He explains in his Co-op that he became an athlete in the first place to help support his mother after she managed to leave him.
** *** Instead of being HappilyAdopted, Yusuke's guardian, an artist named Madarame, exploited him for his artistic talent since the age of ''three'', barely furnished him, overworked and starved him, and took any profits for the pieces Yusuke made. [[spoiler:As if that weren't enough, you learn before his boss fight that he ''let Yusuke's ill mother die'' so that he could take credit for a painting she made.]] His abuse of both Yusuke and his other students make him the thieves' second big target.
** Haru's *** Futaba Sakura's previous guardian, her maternal uncle, made her sleep on the floor, wouldn't let her bath, and mistreated her in various other ways (including physically).
*** Haru Okumura's
father had her raised to be an ExtremeDoormat from a young age and is selectively oblivious to her unhappiness, which climaxes when he sets her up in an ArrangedMarriage with the highly scummy son of a member of the Diet - a marriage he set up so that he could get into politics - and inside the MentalWorld, his Shadow essentially admits that he knows what kind of person his son-in-law is, and is willing to let her be treated as a mere plaything as long as he gets what he wants. The man himself is the president of a fast food company, and when you make him your fifth major target, you learn that he treats his employees on all levels poorly as well, seeing the company as nothing more than a stepping stone.
** *** Goro Akechi had been raised in a string of abusive foster homes for most of his youth, eventually living by his lonesome when he became a teenager. [[spoiler:His birth parents are worse: His father is the BigBad, a power-hungry politician named Masayoshi Shido, and his mother is one of his mistresses who let herself die out of shame for conceiving Goro. To take it further, when Goro ''did'' get into contact with Shido, the latter treated him poorly and, as shown near the end of the game, [[OffingTheOffspring was planning to kill him]] once he became Prime Minister of Japan, simply because Goro, as an illegitimate child, would be a threat to him (granted, Goro was planning on betraying Shido the moment his plan succeeded).]] Needless to say, Goro is filled with [[TraumaCongaLine a lot of angst]].
** *** The Takases went into debt as a result of living beyond their means, and forced their debts onto their ward Taiki, forcing him to work himself ragged to pay them off.off while they continued to live the high life. All the while, they enjoyed seeing him suffer, simply because they were jealous of his birth parents. [[spoiler:When he died in a car accident, they blamed his teacher and blackmailed her]].her.]]
*** Over the course of Futaba's Confidant, you find out that her old best friend Kana Magario was taken out of school by her parents and forced to become a gravure idol in order to pay off their gambling debts.
1st May '17 7:36:49 PM PrincessGwen
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*** [[spoiler: The BiggerBad, Anankos]], is an horrible father as well. [[spoiler: After Garon CameBackWrong as said above, he had him treat the Avatar as a disposable tool (plus Garon treated his own kids terribly as a side effect), and later had them sent on a suicide mission because they betrayed him by surviving. He didn't treat [[TrulySingleParent his daughter Lilith]] well either and used her as a tool, [[WellDoneSonGuy which caused the poor dragon girl to be devoted to him solely to gain his approval]].]] Though it's also shown that [[spoiler: Anankos' ''Soul'', aka the incarnation of his remaining good emotions ''and'' the Avatar's actual birth father, ''did'' care for the Avatar and Lilith]]

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*** [[spoiler: The BiggerBad, Anankos]], is an a horrible father as well. [[spoiler: After Garon CameBackWrong as said above, he had him treat the Avatar as a disposable tool (plus Garon treated his own kids terribly as a side effect), and later had them sent on a suicide mission because they betrayed him by surviving. He didn't treat [[TrulySingleParent his daughter Lilith]] well either and used her as a tool, [[WellDoneSonGuy which caused the poor dragon girl to be devoted to him solely to gain his approval]].]] Though it's also shown that [[spoiler: Anankos' ''Soul'', aka the incarnation of his remaining good emotions ''and'' the Avatar's actual birth father, ''did'' care for the Avatar and Lilith]]



* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear Xrd REVELATOR'', [[spoiler: the Universal Will aka Ariel]] is a HUGE example of this towards her daughters, [[spoiler: the Valentines]]. She treats the, incredibly poorly, and deliberately identifies herself as their Mother when pressed by [[spoiler: Elphelt]]. She [[spoiler: programs them to make them believe that they are soulless tools, kills Ramlethal by exploiting her newfound conscience just to teach Elphelt a lesson, and has no issues with using Elphelt first as her ManchurianAgent, and then as a BarrierMaiden [[PoweredByAForsakenChild to power her ideal "humanity"]].]] One of her daughters/victims lampshades the trope ''to her face'':

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* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear Xrd REVELATOR'', [[spoiler: the Universal Will aka Ariel]] is a HUGE example of this towards her daughters, [[spoiler: the Valentines]]. She treats the, them incredibly poorly, and deliberately identifies herself as their Mother when pressed by [[spoiler: Elphelt]]. She [[spoiler: programs [[spoiler:programs them to make them believe that they are soulless tools, kills Ramlethal by exploiting her newfound conscience just to teach Elphelt a lesson, and has no issues with using Elphelt first as her ManchurianAgent, and then as a BarrierMaiden [[PoweredByAForsakenChild to power her ideal "humanity"]].]] One of her daughters/victims lampshades the trope ''to her face'':
1st May '17 7:04:14 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** Downplayed but still present with Lloyd's adoptive father Dirk. While he ''is'' guilty of hitting Lloyd, it's portrayed as AngerBornOfWorry (because Lloyd had just had a run in with [[ANazyByAnyOtherName the Desians]] and Dirk knows that, if they got their hands on Lloyd's MacGuffin, Very Bad Things would occur). However, it is mentioned that some of his punishments for Lloyd in the past included depriving him of meals. Since Lloyd is an IronButtMonkey, it's ''meant'' to be PlayedForLaughs but some audiences may not see it that way.



* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear X'', Sol Badguy takes part in bounty hunting after Dizzy. He finds her and beats her. And it's possible not only that he is her father, but also that he already knew it, when he went after her.

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* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear X'', Sol Badguy takes part in bounty hunting after Dizzy. He finds Xrd REVELATOR'', [[spoiler: the Universal Will aka Ariel]] is a HUGE example of this towards her daughters, [[spoiler: the Valentines]]. She treats the, incredibly poorly, and beats her. And it's possible not only deliberately identifies herself as their Mother when pressed by [[spoiler: Elphelt]]. She [[spoiler: programs them to make them believe that he is they are soulless tools, kills Ramlethal by exploiting her father, but also that he already knew it, when he went after her.newfound conscience just to teach Elphelt a lesson, and has no issues with using Elphelt first as her ManchurianAgent, and then as a BarrierMaiden [[PoweredByAForsakenChild to power her ideal "humanity"]].]] One of her daughters/victims lampshades the trope ''to her face'':
-->[[spoiler: Elphelt]]: "Mother... [[YouMonster YOU'RE A MONSTER!]]"
28th Apr '17 11:13:14 AM GlitteringFlowers
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*** Tharja zigxags the trope around to a dizzying point. In her own supports with Noire, she's mostly aloof towards her outside intensively training her dark magic potential until their A support, where she admits she loves her. She's also very protective of Noire during their talk in the Future Past DLC, and it's said that Tharja mainly took to cursing Noire [[DespairEventHorizon in her insane grief after her husband's death.]] However, Noire's supports with her father claim that the Tharja from the Future was ''always'' using her as a guinea pig for her hexes without a second thought and if her father tried to stop it she'd take it out on him; [[spoiler: Tharja only ''sorta'' came back to her senses when Noire was directly threatened, and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath saved her in exchange for her own life]].]] Thus one of Noire's desires is to explain this to Tharja and prevent her from falling in such traps. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment It's usually not suggestible to debate this anywhere, however. Tharja's a divisive enough character as it is.]]
*** If the Female Svatar marries him, [[spoiler: Walhart]] can become an abusive father towards Morgan, threatening to bash his head into a wall for crying about his missing memory. This is only in the English version; the original Japanese had [[spoiler: Walhart]] as more indifferent.

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*** Tharja zigxags zigzags the trope around to a dizzying point. In her own supports with Noire, she's mostly aloof towards her outside intensively training her dark magic potential until their A support, where she admits she loves her. She's also very protective of Noire during their talk in the Future Past DLC, and it's said that Tharja mainly took to cursing Noire [[DespairEventHorizon in her insane grief after her husband's death.]] However, Noire's supports with her father claim that the Tharja from the Future was ''always'' using her as a guinea pig for her hexes without a second thought and if her father tried to stop it she'd take it out on him; [[spoiler: Tharja only ''sorta'' came back to her senses when Noire was directly threatened, and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath saved her in exchange for her own life]].]] Thus one of Noire's desires is to explain this to Tharja and prevent her from falling in such traps. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment It's usually not suggestible to debate this anywhere, however. Tharja's a divisive enough character as it is.]]
*** If the Female Svatar Avatar marries him, [[spoiler: Walhart]] can become an abusive father towards Morgan, threatening to bash his head into a wall for crying about his missing memory. This is only in the English version; the original Japanese had [[spoiler: Walhart]] as more indifferent.



** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', King [[BigBad Garon]] of Nohr kidnapped [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar]] from their Hoshidan birth parents as a baby and raised them as his own child, but kept them isolated and treated them basically like dirt, even making several attempts on their life during the game. He even implies he'd kill his own blood children at one point! [[spoiler: It turns out that Garon ''used'' to be a good person and a decent parent to his kids, but not only he became a bitter bastard after the DeadlyCourt of Nohr got to him and his second wife Arete died... but when he kicked it at some point, Anankos had Garon's remains eaten by a BlobMonster that absorbed his memories and posed as him for several years.]]
*** [[spoiler: The BiggerBad, Anankos]], is an horrible father as well. [[spoiler: After Garon CameBackWrong, he had him treat the Avatar as a disposable tool (plus Garon treated his own kids terribly as a side effect, and later had them sent on a suicide mission because they betrayed him by surviving. He didn't treat [[TrulySingleParent his daughter Lilith]] well either and used her as a tool, which caused the poor dragon girl to be devoted to him solely to gain his approval.]] Though it's also shown that [[spoiler: Anankos' ''Soul'', aka the incarnation of his remaining good emotions, ''did'' care for the Avatar and Lilith]]

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', King [[BigBad Garon]] of Nohr kidnapped [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar]] from their Hoshidan birth parents family as a baby little kid and raised them as his own child, but kept them isolated and treated them basically like dirt, even making several attempts on their life during the game. He even implies he'd kill his own blood children at one point! [[spoiler: It turns out that Garon ''used'' to be a good person and a decent parent to his kids, but not only he became a bitter bastard after the DeadlyCourt of Nohr got to him and his second wife Arete died... but when he kicked it at some point, Anankos had Garon's remains eaten by a BlobMonster that absorbed his memories and posed as him for several years.]]
*** [[spoiler: The BiggerBad, Anankos]], is an horrible father as well. [[spoiler: After Garon CameBackWrong, CameBackWrong as said above, he had him treat the Avatar as a disposable tool (plus Garon treated his own kids terribly as a side effect, effect), and later had them sent on a suicide mission because they betrayed him by surviving. He didn't treat [[TrulySingleParent his daughter Lilith]] well either and used her as a tool, [[WellDoneSonGuy which caused the poor dragon girl to be devoted to him solely to gain his approval.approval]].]] Though it's also shown that [[spoiler: Anankos' ''Soul'', aka the incarnation of his remaining good emotions, emotions ''and'' the Avatar's actual birth father, ''did'' care for the Avatar and Lilith]]
23rd Apr '17 8:40:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':

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