History AbusiveParents / VideoGames

22nd Feb '17 1:25:29 PM QueenBEAUTY
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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.
** 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 venture into new business opportunities. 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.
** 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.]] Needless to say, Goro is filled with [[TraumaCongaLine a lot of angst]].
1st Feb '17 12:32:07 PM AgentS7
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* [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr. Luis]] of ''Videogame/SouthOfReal'' uses his adopted children as [[PlayingWithNeedles nothing more than fodder for his experiments]] [[KnightTemplar to stop the end of the world.]] By the time the game proper rolls around, his own actions have left him a broken wreck of a human being. [[spoiler:[[DeathSeeker Even choosing to have the one survivor of the experiments kill him seems to be exactly what Luis wants]].]]

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* [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr. Luis]] of ''Videogame/SouthOfReal'' uses his adopted children as [[PlayingWithNeedles [[PlayingWithSyringes nothing more than fodder for his experiments]] [[KnightTemplar to stop the end of the world.]] By the time the game proper rolls around, his own actions have left him a broken wreck of a human being. [[spoiler:[[DeathSeeker Even choosing to have the one survivor of the experiments kill him seems to be exactly what Luis wants]].]]
1st Feb '17 12:31:38 PM AgentS7
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* [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr. Luis]] of ''Videogame/SouthOfReal'' uses his adopted children as [[PlayingWithNeedles nothing more than fodder for his experiments]] [[KnightTemplar to stop the end of the world.]] By the time the game proper rolls around, his own actions have left him a broken wreck of a human being. [[spoiler:[[DeathSeeker Even choosing to have the one survivor of the experiments kill him seems to be exactly what Luis wants]].]]
5th Jan '17 8:22:41 PM Teakay
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** Alistair was raised by Arl Eamon[[spoiler:, his biological father's brother-in-law,]] in Redcliffe Castle. Except he wasn't really raised in the castle; he mostly lived in the kennels with the dogs. He once had to stay in a cage there for an entire day after he accidentally locked himself inside of it. Then, Eamon got married, and the new lady of the house got rid of Alistair within a month - convinced he was her husband's bastard, she made Eamon pack the ten-year-old boy off to the Chantry. He claims that Eamon was good to him, but it's hard to see it that way when you know the details.

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** Alistair was raised by Arl Eamon[[spoiler:, his biological father's brother-in-law,]] in Redcliffe Castle. Except he wasn't really raised in the castle; he mostly lived in the kennels with the dogs. He once had to stay in a cage there for an entire day after he accidentally locked himself inside of it. Then, Eamon got married, and the new lady of the house got rid of Alistair within a month - convinced he was her husband's bastard, she made Eamon pack the ten-year-old boy off to the Chantry. He claims that Eamon was good to him, but it's hard to see it that way when you know the details. It gets worse when you meet his half-sister and you learn she was driven away when their mother died in childbirth, told that her brother had died with her -- therefore depriving both of them of any functional relationship. [[spoiler:She's not actually his sister, but neither of them know that]].
9th Dec '16 7:46:23 PM Onlythrice
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** The BigBad of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', [[spoiler:Lusamine, was such a terrible, domineering bitch that both of her children, your companion Lillie and your rival Gladion, ran away from her. It is implied that [[EldritchAbomination Nihelgo's]] neurotoxins made her like this, as Lillie occasionally reminisces about the good times they once had. On a lesser note, the initially presumed BigBad Guzma was implied to have an [[RousseauWasRight abusive father]] who drove him to leave, while his mother is presented as a kindhearted soul who doesn't believe the rumors about his criminal behavior. Several broken and bent golf clubs can be seen in the corner of Guzma's house on Route 2, and his father says he used to try to "set Guzma straight" until he fought back one day.]]

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** The BigBad of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', [[spoiler:Lusamine, was such a terrible, domineering bitch that both of her children, your companion Lillie and your rival Gladion, ran away from her. It is implied that [[EldritchAbomination Nihelgo's]] Nihilego's]] neurotoxins made her like this, as Lillie occasionally reminisces about the good times they once had. On a lesser note, the initially presumed BigBad Guzma was implied to have an [[RousseauWasRight abusive father]] who drove him to leave, while his mother is presented as a kindhearted soul who doesn't believe the rumors about his criminal behavior. Several broken and bent golf clubs can be seen in the corner of Guzma's house on Route 2, and his father says he used to try to "set Guzma straight" until he fought back one day.]]
27th Nov '16 5:46:43 PM Onlythrice
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Lemkil of Rorikstead blames his twin daughters Sissel and [[BitchinSheepsClothing Britte]] for his wife's DeathByChildbirth and abuses them while complaining to everyone in town about them. In fact, if you kill him, you may get a thank-you letter from Sissel.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Lemkil of Rorikstead [[MaternalDeathBlametheChild blames his twin daughters daughters]] Sissel and [[BitchinSheepsClothing Britte]] for his wife's DeathByChildbirth and abuses them while complaining to everyone in town about them. In fact, if For one of the "Scare my Enemy" quests, he will even pay the [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] to assault one of his daughters and pay the player 50 gold while saying "Ha! There's nothing like a few cuts and bruises to drive home a point, huh?". If you kill him, you may get a thank-you letter from Sissel.


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* Trevor of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' was physically abused by his father and emotionally abused by his mother, which resulted in his mental instability and psychopathic tendencies.
24th Nov '16 7:13:39 AM Onlythrice
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** The BigBad of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', [[spoiler:Lusamine, was such a terrible, domineering bitch that both of her children, your companion Lillie and your rival Gladion, ran away from her. It is implied that [[EldritchAbomination Nihelgo's]] neurotoxins made her like this, as Lillie occasionally reminisces about the good times they once had. On a lesser note, the initially presumed BigBad Guzma was implied to have an [[RousseauWasRight abusive father]] who drove him to leave, while his mother is presented as a kindhearted soul who doesn't believe the rumors about his criminal behavior. Several broken and bent golf clubs can be seen in the corner of Guzma's house on Route 2, and in the Japanese version his father explicitly says that he "beat him black and blue" until Guzma fought back one day before running away from home. The German localization waters it down by saying it was just a Pokemon battle, but the golf clubs tell another story.]]

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** The BigBad of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', [[spoiler:Lusamine, was such a terrible, domineering bitch that both of her children, your companion Lillie and your rival Gladion, ran away from her. It is implied that [[EldritchAbomination Nihelgo's]] neurotoxins made her like this, as Lillie occasionally reminisces about the good times they once had. On a lesser note, the initially presumed BigBad Guzma was implied to have an [[RousseauWasRight abusive father]] who drove him to leave, while his mother is presented as a kindhearted soul who doesn't believe the rumors about his criminal behavior. Several broken and bent golf clubs can be seen in the corner of Guzma's house on Route 2, and in the Japanese version his father explicitly says that he "beat him black and blue" used to try to "set Guzma straight" until Guzma he fought back one day before running away from home. The German localization waters it down by saying it was just a Pokemon battle, but the golf clubs tell another story.day.]]
23rd Nov '16 2:47:47 PM Onlythrice
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** The BigBad of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', [[spoiler:Lusamine, was such a terrible, domineering bitch that both of her children, your companion Lillie and your rival Gladion, ran away from her. It is implied that [[EldritchAbomination Nihelgo's]] neurotoxins made her like this, as Lillie occasionally reminisces about the good times they once had. On a lesser note, the initially presumed BigBad Guzma was implied to have an abusive father who drove him to leave, while his mother is presented as a kindhearted soul who doesn't believe the rumors about his criminal behavior.]]

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** The BigBad of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', [[spoiler:Lusamine, was such a terrible, domineering bitch that both of her children, your companion Lillie and your rival Gladion, ran away from her. It is implied that [[EldritchAbomination Nihelgo's]] neurotoxins made her like this, as Lillie occasionally reminisces about the good times they once had. On a lesser note, the initially presumed BigBad Guzma was implied to have an [[RousseauWasRight abusive father father]] who drove him to leave, while his mother is presented as a kindhearted soul who doesn't believe the rumors about his criminal behavior.]] behavior. Several broken and bent golf clubs can be seen in the corner of Guzma's house on Route 2, and in the Japanese version his father explicitly says that he "beat him black and blue" until Guzma fought back one day before running away from home. The German localization waters it down by saying it was just a Pokemon battle, but the golf clubs tell another story.]]
22nd Nov '16 11:46:20 PM KOman
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** The BigBad of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', [[spoiler:Lusamine, was such a terrible, domineering bitch that both of her children, your companion Lillie and your rival Gladion, ran away from her. It is implied that [[EldritchAbomination Nihelgo's]] neurotoxins made her like this, as Lillie occasionally reminisces about the good times they once had. On a lesser note, the initially presumed BigBad Guzma was implied to have an abusive father that drove him to leave, while his mother is presented as a kindhearted soul who doesn't believe the rumors about his criminal behavior.]]

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** The BigBad of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', [[spoiler:Lusamine, was such a terrible, domineering bitch that both of her children, your companion Lillie and your rival Gladion, ran away from her. It is implied that [[EldritchAbomination Nihelgo's]] neurotoxins made her like this, as Lillie occasionally reminisces about the good times they once had. On a lesser note, the initially presumed BigBad Guzma was implied to have an abusive father that who drove him to leave, while his mother is presented as a kindhearted soul who doesn't believe the rumors about his criminal behavior.]]
22nd Nov '16 11:45:24 PM KOman
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** The BigBad of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', [[spoiler:Lusamine, was such a terrible, domineering bitch that both of her children, your companion Lillie and your rival Gladion, ran away from her. It is implied that [[EldritchAbomination Nihelgo's]] neurotoxins made her like this, as Lillie occasionally reminisces about the good times they once had. On a lesser note, the initially presumed BigBad Guzma was implied to have an abusive father that drove him to leave, while his mother is presented as a kindhearted soul who doesn't believe the rumors about his criminal behavior.]]
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