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13th Aug '16 6:27:11 AM ironballs16
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* This is a huge part of the humor of ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', for the first two seasons. After that, it quickly [[CerebusRetcon stops being funny]].

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* This is a huge part of the humor of ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', for the first two seasons. After that, During and after the events of "[[WhamEpisode Nature]]", it quickly [[CerebusRetcon [[HarsherInHindsight stops being funny]].
6th Aug '16 8:45:24 PM HiJac210
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In the media, on the other hand, a fair amount of BlackComedy can come from a character's horrible childhood. Notably, such comedy seldom includes sexual abuse (unless you're a writer for ''South Park'' or ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''), which tends to take things into DudeNotFunny territory if it's molestation or rape. (If it's something like emasculating a boy by dressing him in drag or convincing him that he's biologically a girl, then it's a gray area, because it ''is'' considered sexual abuse, but it's not in the way viewers think it is. Sexual humiliation that's not consensual does count as abuse). It's usually ParentalNeglect, physical abuse (though, due to changing values, that's falling a bit out of favor), exaggerated takes on ParentalFavoritism and SiblingRivalry, witnessing events and things that are HarmfulToMinors, or bizarre methods of parenting [[CrossesTheLineTwice exaggerated to the point of comedy]].

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In the media, on the other hand, a fair amount of BlackComedy can come from a character's horrible childhood. Notably, such comedy seldom includes sexual abuse (unless you're a writer for ''South Park'' ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' or ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''), which tends to take things into DudeNotFunny territory if it's molestation or rape. (If it's something like emasculating a boy by dressing him in drag or convincing him that he's biologically a girl, then it's a gray area, because it ''is'' considered sexual abuse, but it's not in the way viewers think it is. Sexual humiliation that's not consensual does count as abuse). It's usually ParentalNeglect, physical abuse (though, due to changing values, that's falling a bit out of favor), exaggerated takes on ParentalFavoritism and SiblingRivalry, witnessing events and things that are HarmfulToMinors, or bizarre methods of parenting [[CrossesTheLineTwice exaggerated to the point of comedy]].
5th Jul '16 10:54:27 PM Pichu-kun
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fandom seems to love inflicting this on Scootaloo. She is not-infrequently portrayed in {{fanon}} as an orphan, often a homeless orphan, who no one notices. Casual abuse of Scootaloo, particularly by Rainbow Dash (though occasionally by the other Cutie Mark Crusaders, or random townsfolk) is common enough that the term "Scootabuse" has been coined to describe it.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fandom seems to love inflicting this on Scootaloo. She is not-infrequently portrayed in {{fanon}} as an orphan, often orphan (often a homeless orphan, orphan) who no one notices. Casual abuse of Scootaloo, particularly by Rainbow Dash (though occasionally by the other Cutie Mark Crusaders, or random townsfolk) is common enough that the term "Scootabuse" has been coined to describe it.









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* ''Series/{{Coupling}}''

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* Most of the characters from ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''

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* ''Series/{{Titus}}''

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}''

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''

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* ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''

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* ''Series/ICarly''

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* ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''

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* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''

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* ''Series/TheColbertReport''

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''

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** Sheldon is revealed to have been so traumatized by his parents' constant fighting when he was a child that he is unable to be around people arguing. He goes so far as to run away from his apartment when roommate Leonard won't stop arguing with his girlfriend. His mother turned to religion to escape and his father to alcohol, giving Sheldon an aversion to both of those too.
*** As well, despite being a global-level child prodigy, neither parent supported his interest in science. His father especially tried to get him in sports despite a complete lack of interest and physicality.

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** Sheldon is revealed to have been so traumatized by his parents' constant fighting when he was a child that he is unable to be around people arguing. He goes so far as to run away from his apartment when roommate Leonard won't stop arguing with his girlfriend. His mother turned to religion to escape and his father to alcohol, giving Sheldon an aversion to both of those too.
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too. As well, despite being a global-level child prodigy, neither parent supported his interest in science. His father especially tried to get him in sports despite a complete lack of interest and physicality.



* ''Series/{{Misfits}}''

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* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''

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** Fluttershy's distant father did everything from not going to her softball games to creating extremely elaborate attempts to kill her. She's terrified of him but overcame those fears [[spoiler:and killed him]].

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** Fluttershy's distant father did everything from not going to her softball games to creating extremely elaborate attempts to kill her. She's terrified of him but overcame those fears [[spoiler:and killed him]]. It's [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation also possible]] Fluttershy was an UnreliableNarrator due to her AdaptationalVillainy.



-->''...''No''.''
** Scootaloo is Dash's daughter who she [[ParentalNeglect pays no attention to]].

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-->''...''No''.No.''
** Scootaloo is Dash's [[spoiler:Dash's]] daughter who she [[ParentalNeglect pays no attention to]].
7th Jun '16 9:49:12 AM DigitalHazard
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* Kafuka Fuura in ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei''. Though she doesn't [[BewareTheNiceOnes seem]] like she notices it. To list some of the things that has happened to her: Her mother was possessed by the devil, and in order to cure her, she was forced to repeatedly strike her with a cross, her father became redundant, and repeatedly tried to kill himself, even if he was described as a caring and loving father, the the teacher who she's in love with is also trying to kill himself all the time. And to top it off, [[spoiler: She died at a young age, and is really just a mirage or some kind of body hopper, that the main characters are seeing.]] And yet she's the class's {{genki|Girl}}, [[ThePollyanna optimist]], [[TheDitz lovable idiot]], and local alien enthusiast.

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* Kafuka Fuura in ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei''. Though she doesn't [[BewareTheNiceOnes seem]] like she notices it. To list some of the things that has happened to her: Her mother was possessed by the devil, and in order to cure her, she was forced to repeatedly strike her with a cross, her father became redundant, and repeatedly tried to kill himself, even if he was described as a caring and loving father, the the teacher who she's in love with is also trying to kill himself all the time. And to top it off, [[spoiler: She died at a young age, and is really just a mirage or some kind of body hopper, that the main characters are seeing.]] And yet she's the class's {{genki|Girl}}, [[ThePollyanna optimist]], [[TheDitz lovable idiot]], and local alien enthusiast.
6th Jun '16 2:27:02 PM Malloon
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* Spoofed in-universe in ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' in the song officer ''Gee Officer Krupke!'' as an "explanation" for why they're gang members and punks.
--> '''Riff''': Our mothers all are junkies, our fathers all are drunks. Gol-ly Mo-ses, naturally we're punks!
--> '''Riff''': Deeeeeear kindly judge your honor, my parents treat me rough. With all their marijuana, they won't give me a puff. They didn't want to have me, but somehow I was had. Lea-ping li-zards, ''that's'' why I'm so bad!
--> '''Riff''': Myyyyyyyy daddy beats my mommy, my mommy clobbers me. My grandpa is a commie, my grandma pushes tea. My sister wears a moustache, my brother wears a dress. Goooodness graaacious, that's why I'm a mess!

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5th Jun '16 7:46:57 PM MayumiTsuji
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* ''{{Manga/Bakuon}}'': Rin's father, who did wheelies and got involved often in accidents with her daughter, although she was always fine physically, her father was in the hospital many times on intensive care, so poor Rin had to stay alone in the house many times as a kid.

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* ''{{Manga/Bakuon}}'': Rin's father, who did wheelies and got involved often in accidents with her his daughter, although she was always fine physically, and her father was in the hospital many times on intensive care, so poor Rin had to stay alone in the house many times as a kid.
9th May '16 3:59:42 PM Bebop
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* Kafuka Fuura in ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei''. Though she doesn't [[BewareTheNiceOnes seem]] like she notices it... To list some of the things that has happened to her: Her mother was possessed by the devil, and in order to cure her, she was forced to repeatedly strike her with a cross, her father became redundant, and repeatedly tried to kill himself, even if he was described as a caring and loving father, the the teacher who she's in love with is also trying to kill himself all the time. And to top it off, [[spoiler: She died at a young age, and is really just a mirage or some kind of body hopper, that the main characters are seeing.]] And yet she's the class's {{genki|Girl}}, [[ThePollyanna optimist]], [[TheDitz lovable idiot]], and local alien enthusiast..

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* Kafuka Fuura in ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei''. Though she doesn't [[BewareTheNiceOnes seem]] like she notices it...it. To list some of the things that has happened to her: Her mother was possessed by the devil, and in order to cure her, she was forced to repeatedly strike her with a cross, her father became redundant, and repeatedly tried to kill himself, even if he was described as a caring and loving father, the the teacher who she's in love with is also trying to kill himself all the time. And to top it off, [[spoiler: She died at a young age, and is really just a mirage or some kind of body hopper, that the main characters are seeing.]] And yet she's the class's {{genki|Girl}}, [[ThePollyanna optimist]], [[TheDitz lovable idiot]], and local alien enthusiast..enthusiast.



* ''Webcomic/ChaosAttack''. After Doah Lee lost his parents at the age of ten, his overprotective, violent older sisters decided to take care of him, and he'd often wind up caught in the crossfire of his sisters' assaults on his bullies. To the point that he ''warns'' a pair of bullies taking his money and says to get away as soon as possible before she comes and beats the ever-loving daylights out of them. [[spoiler: He was too late...]]

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* ''Webcomic/ChaosAttack''. After Doah Lee lost his parents at the age of ten, his overprotective, violent older sisters decided to take care of him, and he'd often wind up caught in the crossfire of his sisters' assaults on his bullies. To the point that he ''warns'' a pair of bullies taking his money and says to get away as soon as possible before she comes and beats the ever-loving daylights out of them. [[spoiler: He was too late...late.]]



* Kenshin's actual childhood in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' isn't funny at all, and is [[TearJerker rather tragic]]. But the days he spent with Seijuro Hiko consisted of him learning sword techniques... which were always learned by Kenshin being hit with the move first, and depicted in chibi form.

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* Kenshin's actual childhood in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' isn't funny at all, and is [[TearJerker rather tragic]]. But the days he spent with Seijuro Hiko consisted of him learning sword techniques... techniques, which were always learned by Kenshin being hit with the move first, first and depicted in chibi form.



* ''ComicBook/{{Nextwave}}'''s Elsa Bloodstone was trained from birth to hunt monsters. "Trained" here equals [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/4459465.html "thrown into a monster's pit as an infant armed with her feeding spoon."]] Then told to do it again when she emerged victorious. And then there's the flash-card training robot that uses its ''built-in iron maiden'' when she gets an answer wrong...You ''have'' to laugh.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Nextwave}}'''s Elsa Bloodstone was trained from birth to hunt monsters. "Trained" here equals [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/4459465.html "thrown into a monster's pit as an infant armed with her feeding spoon."]] Then told to do it again when she emerged victorious. And then there's the flash-card training robot that uses its ''built-in iron maiden'' when she gets an answer wrong...wrong. You ''have'' to laugh.



* In many ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' comics (OK, DependingOnTheWriter), his nephews have this. Donald beats them with the carpet beater, forces them to do all the housework, robs their piggy banks...

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* In many ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' comics (OK, DependingOnTheWriter), his nephews have this. Donald beats them with the carpet beater, forces them to do all the housework, robs their piggy banks... banks, etc.



-->'''Valentine''': I'll never forget what my mother told me. 'It's a dog-eat-dog world, son. Get them before they get you. Eat your greens. Stop doing that. Don't embarrass me in front of the neighbours. [[SuddenlyShouting I THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER IF YOU LEFT HOME AND I NEVER HEARD FROM YOU AGAIN!]]' ...She wasn't even my real mother. She bought me from a man...

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-->'''Valentine''': I'll never forget what my mother told me. 'It's a dog-eat-dog world, son. Get them before they get you. Eat your greens. Stop doing that. Don't embarrass me in front of the neighbours. neighbors. [[SuddenlyShouting I THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER IF YOU LEFT HOME AND I NEVER HEARD FROM YOU AGAIN!]]' ...AGAIN!]]'... She wasn't even my real mother. She bought me from a man...
9th May '16 3:55:41 PM Bebop
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In the media, on the other hand, a fair amount of BlackComedy can come from a character's horrible childhood. Notably, such comedy seldom includes sexual abuse (unless you're a writer for ''South Park'' or ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''), which tends to take things into DudeNotFunny territory if it's molestation or rape (if it's something like emasculating a boy by dressing him in drag or convincing him that he's biologically a girl, then it's a gray area, because it ''is'' considered sexual abuse, but it's not in the way viewers think it is. Sexual humiliation that's not consensual does count as abuse). It's usually ParentalNeglect, physical abuse (though, due to changing values, that's falling a bit out of favor), exaggerated takes on ParentalFavoritism and SiblingRivalry, witnessing events and things that are HarmfulToMinors, or bizarre methods of parenting [[CrossesTheLineTwice exaggerated to the point of comedy]].

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In the media, on the other hand, a fair amount of BlackComedy can come from a character's horrible childhood. Notably, such comedy seldom includes sexual abuse (unless you're a writer for ''South Park'' or ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''), which tends to take things into DudeNotFunny territory if it's molestation or rape (if rape. (If it's something like emasculating a boy by dressing him in drag or convincing him that he's biologically a girl, then it's a gray area, because it ''is'' considered sexual abuse, but it's not in the way viewers think it is. Sexual humiliation that's not consensual does count as abuse). It's usually ParentalNeglect, physical abuse (though, due to changing values, that's falling a bit out of favor), exaggerated takes on ParentalFavoritism and SiblingRivalry, witnessing events and things that are HarmfulToMinors, or bizarre methods of parenting [[CrossesTheLineTwice exaggerated to the point of comedy]].
5th May '16 7:44:47 AM Morgenthaler
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Contrast DoubleStandardViolenceChildOnAdult, where children abusing adults is PlayedForLaughs.
27th Apr '16 3:33:26 PM Felipehc188
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* ''{{Manga/Bakuon}}'': Rin's father, who did wheelies and got involved often in accidents with her daughter, although she was always fine physically, her father was in the hospital many times on intensive care, so poor Rin had to stay alone in the house many times as a kid.
** [[ScarsAreForever She even got a Suzuki mark from an accident on her left ass cheek]].



* ''{{Manga/Bakuon}}'': Rin's father, who did wheelies and got involved often in accidents with her daughter, although she was always fine physically, her father was in the hospital many times on intensive care, so poor Rin had to stay alone in the house many times as a kid.

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* ''{{Manga/Bakuon}}'': Rin's father, who did wheelies and got involved often in accidents with her daughter, although she was always fine physically, her father was in the hospital many times on intensive care, so poor Rin had to stay alone in the house many times as a kid.

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