History AbusiveParents / WesternAnimation

29th Nov '16 7:36:03 PM Scrounge
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': It's revealed in "Crusaders Of The Lost Mark" episode that [[spoiler:Diamond Tiara]] has an emotionally abusive mother. She berates her foal when she loses, raised her to be a haughty AlphaBitch, and created deep insecurities in [[spoiler:Diamond]] due to making her believe SecondPlaceIsForLosers.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': It's revealed in "Crusaders Of The Lost Mark" episode that [[spoiler:Diamond Tiara]] has an emotionally abusive mother. She berates her foal when she loses, raised her to be a haughty AlphaBitch, and created deep insecurities in [[spoiler:Diamond]] due to making her believe SecondPlaceIsForLosers. She seems to care more about [[spoiler:Diamond]]'s social standing than she does about [[spoiler:Diamond]] herself.
12th Nov '16 11:46:58 PM Vir
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* In the WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} episode, ''The Music Awards'', one-shot character Danny is implied to have a father like this. An unused sequel episode would have revealed he was an AlcoholicParent and would have gone into more depth on the issue.
* The entire [[RoyallyScrewedUp Heinous line]] on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' is like this to the next generation. A {{flashback}} shows Lucius VI denying Lucius VII cake on his birthday for no other reason than ForTheEvulz. In another episode, Lucius VII notes he keeps Beezy "nice and miserable". In series, he has given him the necktie variant of BuriedAlive and forced him into a ShotgunWedding.
* Hubert Test, the adult BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' is a huge JerkAss to his son.

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* In the WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} episode, ''The episode "The Music Awards'', Awards", one-shot character Danny is implied to have a father like this. An unused sequel episode would have revealed he was an AlcoholicParent and would have gone into more depth on the issue.
* The entire [[RoyallyScrewedUp Heinous line]] on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' is like this to the next generation. A {{flashback}} shows Lucius VI denying Lucius VII cake on his birthday for no other reason than ForTheEvulz. In another episode, Lucius VII notes he keeps Beezy "nice and miserable". In series, In-series, he has given him the necktie variant of BuriedAlive and forced him into a ShotgunWedding.
* Hubert Test, the adult BigBad Test of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' is a huge JerkAss {{jerkass}} to his son.son. He's no better to his daughters, as he tends to disapprove of virtually all of their experiments, which is sometimes justified because of the mass amount of havoc they can (and often do) cause, but also regardless of whether or not they're inherently harmless (infusing Johnny with spider DNA to give him extra limbs) or can assist humanity (a device that can turn anything into gold), though his animosity toward Johnny is more pronounced; in one episode where he and Johnny made a bet after disagreeing on table manners, he forbid the girls from assisting Johnny then tried to sabotage him, and in another episode actually desired the idea of Johnny being sent to military school.
2nd Oct '16 9:30:18 PM Loekman3
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*** The reason Filbrick even kicked Stanley out isn't because he ruined his brother's opportunity to go to a pristine college but because he ruined his family a chance to potentially become rich. That clearly shows that in spite of favoring his first child Ford, he only cared about his successes and the potential chance for money more than anything and not as talented son who wants to investigate Gravity Falls for his own reasons.
1st Oct '16 5:00:39 PM BatmanKalEl
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': [[BigBad Ozai]] fits three of the five (emotional, physical, and neglect), four if you assume being head of a nation counts for financial. He not only had a favorite and an [[TheUnfavourite Unfavourite]] child, but he brutally scarred the latter, Zuko, and [[spoiler:[[OffingTheOffspring has attempted to kill him multiple times]].]] Zuko found a better father figure in his uncle and mentor Iroh and eventually outgrew the need for Ozai's approval.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': [[BigBad Ozai]] fits three of the five (emotional, physical, and neglect), four if you assume being head of a nation counts for financial. He not only had a favorite and an [[TheUnfavourite Unfavourite]] child, but he brutally scarred the latter, Zuko, and [[spoiler:[[OffingTheOffspring has attempted to kill him multiple times]].]] Zuko found a better father figure in his uncle and mentor Iroh and eventually outgrew the need for Ozai's approval.
26th Sep '16 9:09:43 AM SorPepita
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Norman Osborn ''barely'' conceals his [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent contempt]] for his [[TheUnfavourite son, Harry]]. This manifests in [[CompassionateCritic snide criticisms]] about his son's issues, hobbies and successes, and also in blatant, stunningly passive-aggressive displays of ParentalFavoritism towards Harry's best ''friend'', Peter Parker, when both boys are present. That is, when Norman isn't dismissing Harry and ignoring him entirely in favor of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive his job]]. Harry's mother does this too, not [[TheVoiceless even verbally acknowledging him]] when he greets her. As a result, Harry has...''[[WellDoneSonGuy issues]].''
* In * ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}'', Early Cuyler is commonly abuses Rusty, in ways such as shoving him down a well for media fame, breaking his fingers for being better at playing the guitar than him, and beating him for interrupting a singing mounted fish. Any time he supposedly seems to show care for Rusty is for an ulterior motive such as only worrying about his safety because if he dies the government stops sending him his dependency welfare check. As revealed in flashbacks, Early's own father, Ga-Ga-Pee-Pap, was just as bad.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Norman Osborn ''barely'' conceals his [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent contempt]] for his [[TheUnfavourite son, Harry]]. This manifests in [[CompassionateCritic snide criticisms]] about his son's issues, hobbies and successes, and also in blatant, stunningly passive-aggressive displays of ParentalFavoritism towards Harry's best ''friend'', Peter Parker, when both boys are present. That is, when Norman isn't dismissing Harry and ignoring him entirely in favor of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive his job]]. Harry's mother does this too, not [[TheVoiceless even verbally acknowledging him]] when he greets her. As a result, Harry has... ''[[WellDoneSonGuy issues]].''
* In * ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}'', Early Cuyler is commonly abuses Rusty, in ways such as shoving him down a well for media fame, breaking his fingers for being better at playing the guitar than him, and beating him for interrupting a singing mounted fish. Any time he supposedly seems to show care for Rusty is for an ulterior motive such as only worrying about his safety because if he dies the government stops sending him his dependency welfare check. As revealed in flashbacks, Early's own father, Ga-Ga-Pee-Pap, was just as bad.
26th Sep '16 9:08:30 AM SorPepita
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* Abe Simpson of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' would waver between being a decent Parent that Homer liked and a distant and condescending jerk toward him.
** Homer himself started off with more Paternal pride (even if he was too muddled to always do the right thing by his Children) but became a complete jerk in the double digit seasons. The Man went from being too blunt with his Children ("Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand" - said when his envy of an intelligent Male substitute teacher his Daughter Lisa was missing, got her calling her Father none other than "a baboon!") to barely caring whether they lived or died ("I have three Kids and no money! Why can't I have no Kids and three money?") The second comment was made right in front of Lisa and her older Brother Bart. That all said, Homer's infamous habit of choking his Son started very early on.
*** Bart once had a near-death experience, where he got to see a vision Abe's father strangling him; suggesting a cycle of abuse. If [[FlashForward future episodes]] are any indication, Bart has broken the cycle(though he's still not an impressive dad).

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* Abe Simpson of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' would waver between being a decent Parent parent that Homer liked and a distant and condescending jerk toward him.
** Homer himself started off with more Paternal paternal pride (even if he was too muddled to always do the right thing by his Children) children) but became a complete jerk in the double digit seasons. The Man man went from being too blunt with his Children children ("Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand" - said when his envy of an intelligent Male male substitute teacher his Daughter daughter Lisa was missing, got her calling her Father father none other than "a baboon!") to barely caring whether they lived or died ("I have three Kids kids and no money! Why can't I have no Kids kids and three money?") The second comment was made right in front of Lisa and her older Brother brother Bart. That all said, Homer's infamous habit of choking his Son son started very early on.
*** Bart once had a near-death experience, where he got to see a vision Abe's father strangling him; suggesting a cycle of abuse. If [[FlashForward future episodes]] are any indication, Bart has broken the cycle(though cycle (though he's still not an impressive dad).
8th Sep '16 7:01:45 PM tetsuzan
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** Marge started off a good (if not absolutely perfect) Mother, but similarly became cold. She went from naive but dedicated ("I always thought I understood my special little guy but somehow his hand slipped away from mine" - said after she finds out that Bart has been caught stealing) to controlling and rude ("How dare you show my Daughter a life of opportunity!") She provided the second quote without any irony.
4th Sep '16 11:14:26 PM BatmanKalEl
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*** His worries stemmed that Finn was a crybaby as an infant (compared to Jake) and believed he would grow up as such so the dungeon was made to help toughen him up. At the end, he reveals he made the dungeon for ''him'' before expressing his pride, love and belief in Finn, saying he will do "great things in this world."
5th Aug '16 5:42:33 PM JamesLulz22
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* Meg Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has been treated very poorly by her father Peter since the revival. He slaps her, beats her, throws things at her, sits on her head and farts on her, and on one occasion he greets her by shooting her in the face at point blank range. She is also frequently belittled by her mother, Lois, calling Meg disgusting for having a normal womanly problem, and at one point even implied that Meg should commit suicide. Lois can't even find it in her to tell her daughter that she loves her, and it is revealed on two occasions that if Meg or the Griffins entirely ended up in a deadly situation, Lois would willingly let Meg die. This is all PlayedForLaughs.

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* Meg Griffin Peter and Lois from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' both became this since the revival. Meg has been treated very poorly by her father Peter since the revival. He father, he slaps her, beats her, throws things at her, sits on her head and farts on her, and on one occasion he greets her by shooting her in the face at point blank range. She is also frequently belittled by her mother, Lois, calling Meg disgusting for having a normal womanly problem, and at one point even implied that Meg should commit suicide. Lois can't even find it in her to tell her daughter that she loves her, and it is revealed on two occasions that if Meg or the Griffins entirely ended up in a deadly situation, Lois would willingly let Meg die. This is all PlayedForLaughs.
28th Jul '16 7:45:39 AM NothingUnusualHere
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':a castle far away from her kingdom and not speaking to him. As much as an ass he was, the fact still stands that she DID make him, then proceed to bully him for an episode.
*** She {{subvert|edTrope}}s this however in Lemongrab's next episode as she tries to teach him and help him. She ends up creating a companion for him to help adjust him.
** Princess Bubblegum has been implied to have been emotionally neglectful towards her psychotic idiot son Lemongrab, by sticking him in

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':a ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** Princess Bubblegum has been implied to have been emotionally neglectful towards her psychotic idiot son Lemongrab, by sticking him in a
castle far away from her kingdom and not speaking to him. As much as an ass he was, the fact still stands that she DID make him, then proceed to bully him for an episode.
*** She {{subvert|edTrope}}s this however in Lemongrab's next episode as she tries to teach him and help him. She ends up creating a companion for him to help adjust him.
** Princess Bubblegum has been implied to have been emotionally neglectful towards her psychotic idiot son Lemongrab, by sticking him in
him.



** The mama bear from "Storytelling," who kept smacking her son in the face

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** The mama bear from "Storytelling," who kept smacking her son in the faceface.
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