History AbusiveParents / WesternAnimation

21st Feb '17 6:58:41 PM AquaMusic
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** Stan - and on some occasions Francine - also fit this trope. Stan openly admits to disagreeing with everything Hayley stands for even when he understands when they are right. He constantly tries to raise Steve to be just like him, and despises the fact that his daughter is a liberal while his son is a nerd. Francine shows a need for Steve's approval for her rather than acceptance, and Francine goes out of her way to sabotage Steve's relationships with other girls so he can stay a mamma's boy. She even flat out tells him that his ex, Debbie, never loved him, and that no woman - not even any future wives or daughters - will love him as much as his mother. On the contrary, Stan is usually either neglectful of Steve or obsessive over any [[ComingOfAgeStory coming-of-age]] obstacle in his way, like getting his first kiss or going to a school dance. It is even revealed once that Stan is threatened that Steve may one day become the man of the house, but is calmed down when he remembers that the true man engages in intercourse, and Steve is a hopeless virgin. He then proceeded to [[PrimalScene trick Steve into walking in on him having sex with Francine]] and taunts him over it. At one point, he concocts a perfect plan of revenge that includes having his family go broke, Steve losing a chance at sex, and Hayley selling her body to another man. On the ride home, Stan happily gloats about how good it feels to win while his family looks on with trauma.

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** Stan - and on some occasions Francine - also fit this trope. Stan openly admits to disagreeing with everything Hayley stands for even when he understands when they are right. He constantly tries to raise Steve to be just like him, and despises the fact that his daughter is a liberal while his son is a nerd. nerd (the latter being something he was, in fact, in denial about for a long time). Francine shows a need for Steve's approval for her rather than acceptance, and Francine goes out of her way to sabotage Steve's relationships with other girls so he can stay a mamma's boy. She even flat out tells him that his ex, Debbie, never loved him, and that no woman - not even any future wives or daughters - will love him as much as his mother. On the contrary, Stan is usually either neglectful of Steve or obsessive over any [[ComingOfAgeStory coming-of-age]] obstacle in his way, like getting his first kiss or going to a school dance. It is even revealed once that Stan is threatened that Steve may one day become the man of the house, but is calmed down when he remembers that the true man engages in intercourse, and Steve is a hopeless virgin. He then proceeded to [[PrimalScene trick Steve into walking in on him having sex with Francine]] and taunts him over it. At one point, he concocts a perfect plan of revenge that includes having his family go broke, Steve losing a chance at sex, and Hayley selling her body to another man. On the ride home, Stan happily gloats about how good it feels to win while his family looks on with trauma.



** It is shown in one episode that one of Steve's bullies is abused by his father, and bullies Steve out of anger. When Steve tells him this, the bully cries on his shoulder, but also threatens Steve that he will beat him up simply because Steve now knows this fact.
** Stan himself had a pretty crappy childhood. When his father ditched him and his mother when Stan was a kid, his mother forced Stan to grow up and provide for her, thus depriving Stan of an actual childhood; this reveal was the source of the plot of the episode "Man in the Moonbounce." It's later revealed in the episode "Stan's Best Friend" that Stan's mother also tricked him into shooting his beloved pet dog, Freddy, by claiming that he was sick and needed to be put down; in reality, it was because the apartment they were moving in to didn't allow pets.

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** It is shown in one episode that one of Steve's bullies is abused by his father, and bullies Steve out of anger. When Steve tells him this, the bully cries on his shoulder, but also threatens Steve that he will beat him up simply because Steve now knows this fact.
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** Stan himself had a pretty crappy childhood. When his His father ditched him and his mother when Stan was a kid, and then his mother forced Stan to grow up and provide for her, thus depriving Stan of an actual childhood; this reveal was the source of the plot of the episode "Man in the Moonbounce." It's later revealed in the episode "Stan's Best Friend" that Stan's mother also tricked him into shooting his beloved pet dog, Freddy, by claiming that he was sick and needed to be put down; in reality, it was because the apartment they were moving in to didn't allow pets.



** Courage is just as much [[InterspeciesAdoption his family's son]] as he is their pet. Eustace is constantly acting abusive towards Courage and in his CatchPhrase calls him a "stupid dog".

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** While he is unquestionably a member of the family, Courage is just can also be seen as much [[InterspeciesAdoption his family's son]] as he is their pet. Eustace is constantly acting abusive Muriel's adoptive son]], [[spoiler:espicially after seeing the season finale]], which makes Eustace's constant abuse towards Courage and in his CatchPhrase calls him a "stupid dog".much harsher.



* Peter and Lois from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' both became this since the revival. Meg has been treated very poorly by her 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.

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* Peter and Lois from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' both became this since the revival. Meg has been treated very poorly by her father, father; he slaps her, beats her, throws things at her, sits on her head and farts on her, and on one occasion in a cutaway in "Peter's Daughter", he greets her by shooting ''shooting her in the face at point blank range.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.



** They also sometimes abuse Chris, but not as often as they do Meg. This is partly because Chris is so thick-headed, it bounces off, so it's not as funny.

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** They also sometimes abuse Chris, but not as often as they do Meg. This is partly because Chris is so thick-headed, it bounces off, so it's not as funny. Also, in "Space Camp" he over hears them saying bad things about him and is hurt, and it isn't PlayedForLaughs.



** Brian could be seen as this as well. He uses his son Dylan to get a spot as a writer on a show by tricking him into thinking he wants to reach out and connect with him. When Dylan finds out he is less than pleased. To be fair, Brian felt genuinely bad for what he did and did everything to apologize for it.



** A few episodes later we're introduced to Kahn's father-in-law, who has implied that he would have Kahn killed if he could get away with it.
** Hank's kind of abusive towards Bobby too, he's nowhere near as bad as most of the examples on the page in any way, but his entire relationship with Bobby is an attempt to make him a mini-Hank, and he doesn't allow his son anything he doesn't agree with (fantasy books, clouds on his wall, video games, generally stuff that could make people see him as a nerd or a sissy). In the Grand Finale, he finally accepts his son and shows joy in what he's doing...because [[BrokenAesop he's doing something Hank's been pressuring him to get into probably since he got into propane]].

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** A few episodes later in "Poor Some Sugar on Kahn" we're introduced to Kahn's father-in-law, who has implied that he would have Kahn killed if he could get away with it.
** Hank's kind of abusive towards Bobby too, he's nowhere near as bad as most of the examples on the page in any way, but his entire relationship with Bobby is an attempt to make him a mini-Hank, and he doesn't allow his son anything he doesn't agree with (fantasy books, clouds on his wall, video games, generally stuff that could make people see him as a nerd nerd, a sissy, or a sissy).someone actually living in the present time period). In the Grand Finale, he finally accepts his son and shows joy in what he's doing...because [[BrokenAesop he's doing something Hank's been pressuring him to get into probably since he got into propane]].



** Bill's father was also said to be abusive (we only ever see him once in a flashback, he's dead in the present). It has been said that he spanked Bill consistently everyday for 8 years, he often humiliated him and made him wear dresses, he also said he was worthless and would never amount to anything. As a result, Bill is not the most stable person (though his father is ''far'' from the only reason for that), and whenever the subject of his father comes up, he either calls him a bastard or begins to cry.

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** Bill's father was also said to be abusive (we only ever see him once in a flashback, he's dead in the present). It has been said that he spanked Bill consistently everyday for 8 years, he often humiliated him and made him wear dresses, he also said he was worthless and would never amount to anything. As a result, This is partially (although far from the only reason) why Bill is not the most stable person (though his father is ''far'' from the only reason for that), person, and whenever the subject of his father comes up, he either calls him a bastard or begins to cry.
9th Feb '17 11:24:43 PM sotnosen95
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** Less obviously, Tweek's parents. They constantly feed him coffee containing meth; make him work in the back room of their coffee shop and pick up deliveries from a meth lab with no help despite him being only ten years old; use extreme scare tactics to teach him to stay away from strangers; and at one point his father jokes right in front of him about selling him into slavery, even though his son has obvious anxiety and paranoia issues.

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** Less obviously, Tweek's parents. They constantly feed him coffee containing meth; make him work in the back room of their coffee shop and pick up deliveries from a meth lab with no help despite him being only ten years old; use extreme scare tactics to teach him to stay away from strangers; and at one point his father jokes right in front of him about selling him into slavery, even though his son has obvious anxiety and paranoia issues.
11th Jan '17 3:40:00 AM Tightwire
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* Pete on ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' regularly insults, shames, and rejects his son when he fails to live up to unrealistic or [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]] expectations, as well as repeatedly snubbing his wishes for affection and comparing him negatively to other people. While he hasn't physically attacked PJ he is prone to rough handling of him even at 11 years old. He manipulates him through guilt, lies, and faked affection, usually for selfish reasons but occasionally even [[ItAmusedMe because he thinks it's funny]]. He exploits PJ with long lists of chores in poor conditions for no reward. He's also very controlling of PJ, not as an OverprotectiveParent but as a[[TheBully narcissistic bully,]] with arbitrary rules, threatening behaviour and one-sided tirades. Not only does PJ not trust his father, but the abuse is such that he has difficulty trusting others and making new friends, a very real symptom of DomesticAbuse in general. He has become a ShrinkingViolet who is counting down the days until he can escape the house on his 18th birthday. In ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'', he is [[EarnYourHappyEnding the most elated to get out]], while Pete is just as pleased to get rid of him.

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* Pete on ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' regularly insults, shames, and rejects his son when he fails to live up to unrealistic or [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]] expectations, as well as repeatedly snubbing his wishes for affection and comparing him negatively to other people. While he hasn't physically attacked PJ he is prone to rough handling of him even at 11 years old. He manipulates him through guilt, lies, and faked affection, usually for selfish reasons but occasionally even [[ItAmusedMe because he thinks it's funny]]. He exploits PJ with long lists of chores in poor conditions for no reward. He's also very controlling of PJ, not as an OverprotectiveParent OverprotectiveDad but as a[[TheBully a [[TheBully narcissistic bully,]] with arbitrary rules, threatening behaviour and one-sided tirades. Not only does PJ not trust his father, but the abuse is such that he has difficulty trusting others and making new friends, a very real symptom of DomesticAbuse in general. He has become a ShrinkingViolet who is counting down the days until he can escape the house on his 18th birthday. In ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'', he is [[EarnYourHappyEnding the most elated to get out]], while Pete is just as pleased to get rid of him.
11th Jan '17 3:38:40 AM Tightwire
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* Pete on ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' regularly insults, shames, and rejects his son when he fails to live up to unrealistic or [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]] expectations, as well as repeatedly snubbing his wishes for affection and comparing him negatively to other people. He manipulates him through guilt, lies, and faked affection, usually for selfish reasons but occasionally even [[ItAmusedMe because he thinks it's funny]]. He [[FinancialAbuse exploits him as unpaid/severely underpaid labor and free advertising]], often huge amounts in bad conditions (e.g. no breaks, work during a drought with no water). He's also very controlling of PJ, not for his son's safety, but for his own selfish ends, or to simply show that he is the one in control, which is demonstrated through arbitrary rules, some explicit threats, and frequent one-sided tirades. Not only does PJ not trust his father, but the abuse is such that he has difficulty trusting others and making new friends, a very real symptom of DomesticAbuse in general. He has become a ShrinkingViolet who is counting down the days until he can escape the house on his 18th birthday. In ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'', he is [[EarnYourHappyEnding the most elated to get out]], while Pete is just as pleased to get rid of him.

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* Pete on ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' regularly insults, shames, and rejects his son when he fails to live up to unrealistic or [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]] expectations, as well as repeatedly snubbing his wishes for affection and comparing him negatively to other people. While he hasn't physically attacked PJ he is prone to rough handling of him even at 11 years old. He manipulates him through guilt, lies, and faked affection, usually for selfish reasons but occasionally even [[ItAmusedMe because he thinks it's funny]]. He [[FinancialAbuse exploits him as unpaid/severely underpaid labor and free advertising]], often huge amounts PJ with long lists of chores in bad poor conditions (e.g. for no breaks, work during a drought with no water). reward. He's also very controlling of PJ, not for his son's safety, as an OverprotectiveParent but for his own selfish ends, or to simply show that he is the one in control, which is demonstrated through as a[[TheBully narcissistic bully,]] with arbitrary rules, some explicit threats, threatening behaviour and frequent one-sided tirades. Not only does PJ not trust his father, but the abuse is such that he has difficulty trusting others and making new friends, a very real symptom of DomesticAbuse in general. He has become a ShrinkingViolet who is counting down the days until he can escape the house on his 18th birthday. In ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'', he is [[EarnYourHappyEnding the most elated to get out]], while Pete is just as pleased to get rid of him.
11th Jan '17 3:18:48 AM Tightwire
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* Pete on ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' is not physically abusive, but he is negligent of PJ's safety. He regularly insults, shames, and rejects his son when he fails to live up to unrealistic or [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]] expectations, as well as repeatedly snubbing his wishes for affection and comparing him negatively to other people. He manipulates him through guilt, lies, and faked affection, usually for selfish reasons but occasionally even [[ItAmusedMe because he thinks it's funny]]. He [[FinancialAbuse exploits him as unpaid/severely underpaid labor and free advertising]], often huge amounts in bad conditions (e.g. no breaks, work during a drought with no water). He's also very controlling of PJ, not for his son's safety, but for his own selfish ends, or to simply show that he is the one in control, which is demonstrated through arbitrary rules, some explicit threats, and frequent one-sided tirades. This abuse has turned PJ into a NervousWreck, ExtremeDoormat, and ShrinkingViolet, and he rarely trusts his father. PJ is seen counting down the days until his 18th birthday, when he can leave home. When he does leave home in ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'', he is [[EarnYourHappyEnding the most elated to get out]], while Pete is just as pleased to get rid of him.

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* Pete on ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' is not physically abusive, but he is negligent of PJ's safety. He regularly insults, shames, and rejects his son when he fails to live up to unrealistic or [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]] expectations, as well as repeatedly snubbing his wishes for affection and comparing him negatively to other people. He manipulates him through guilt, lies, and faked affection, usually for selfish reasons but occasionally even [[ItAmusedMe because he thinks it's funny]]. He [[FinancialAbuse exploits him as unpaid/severely underpaid labor and free advertising]], often huge amounts in bad conditions (e.g. no breaks, work during a drought with no water). He's also very controlling of PJ, not for his son's safety, but for his own selfish ends, or to simply show that he is the one in control, which is demonstrated through arbitrary rules, some explicit threats, and frequent one-sided tirades. This Not only does PJ not trust his father, but the abuse is such that he has turned PJ into a NervousWreck, ExtremeDoormat, difficulty trusting others and ShrinkingViolet, and he rarely trusts his father. PJ making new friends, a very real symptom of DomesticAbuse in general. He has become a ShrinkingViolet who is seen counting down the days until he can escape the house on his 18th birthday, when he can leave home. When he does leave home in birthday. In ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'', he is [[EarnYourHappyEnding the most elated to get out]], while Pete is just as pleased to get rid of him.
26th Dec '16 4:45:44 AM sotnosen95
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** Less obviously, Tweek's parents. They constantly feed him coffee containing meth; make him work in the back room of their coffee shop and pick up deliveries from a meth lab with no help despite him being only ten years old; use extreme scare tactics to teach him to stay away from strangers; and at one point his father jokes right in front of him about selling him into slavery, even though his son has obvious anxiety and paranoia issues.
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.
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