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24th Mar '17 9:22:53 AM Malady
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* In ''Webcomic/{{MAG ISA}}'' Eman's dad is a [[http://www.drunkduck.com/MAG_ISA/index.php?p=342891 drunkard and a wife beater]], and Eman's mom is [[http://www.drunkduck.com/MAG_ISA/index.php?p=400482 overprotective and harsh]]. Both parents are abusive towards Eman.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{MAG ISA}}'' ''Webcomic/{{MAGISA}}'' Eman's dad is a [[http://www.drunkduck.com/MAG_ISA/index.php?p=342891 drunkard and a wife beater]], and Eman's mom is [[http://www.drunkduck.com/MAG_ISA/index.php?p=400482 overprotective and harsh]]. Both parents are abusive towards Eman.


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* ''Webcomic/ToPreventWorldPeace'': The reason Tiffany's so messed up. up:
** Her irresponsible mother got pregnant out of highschool and died in a car crash. crash.
** Her Aunt never wanted children, only took care of Tiffany out of begrudging duty, and wasn't sad when Tiffany was believed to have died. [[spoiler: Or atleast, Tiffany ''thinks'' that her aunt wasn't sad. In the commentary for [[http://worldpeace.emilymarthasorensen.com/worldpeace413.html page 413]]]]:
--> [[spoiler:"Tiffany once [[http://www.emilymarthasorensen.com/sendy/l/iQMfijQ2o1yW9Y892BN71763IA/N763QwO05gD1oohkhbGzXHKg/cLaB4A9KhxsWPb7fC7633skg described her funeral]] to Chronos as, "I saw my funeral years ago. No one even cried at it."
--> [[spoiler:[[ExactWords This is true, but what little Tiffany didn't realize was that that didn't mean nobody was sad]]. It just meant that a) they didn't know her well, and b) even some of the ones who had known her slightly better than others felt more confusion than anything."]]
** The first father figure to actually care for her was a born mage who ended up becoming a criminal in an impulsive act of revenge.
28th Feb '17 10:58:16 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/KobayashiSanChiNoMaidDragon'': Kanna's parents took a very hands off approach to raising her, under the logic of "dragons grow stronger by themselves". As a result, she started pulling pranks to get attention, which got her exiled to Earth. This is why she clings to Kobayashi as a ParentalSubstitute.

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* ''Manga/KobayashiSanChiNoMaidDragon'': ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'': Kanna's parents took a very hands off approach to raising her, under the logic of "dragons grow stronger by themselves". As a result, she started pulling pranks to get attention, which got her exiled to Earth. This is why she clings to Kobayashi as a ParentalSubstitute.ParentalSubstitute.
* Precia Testarossa started off this way in the backstory of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha, leaving her Familiar Linith to raise Fate while she spent all her time [[spoiler: researching how to bring Alicia back to life]]. [[MoralityChain Then Linith died]], and things got [[AbusiveParents significantly worse]].
23rd Feb '17 9:40:43 AM WildeOscar
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* Speaking of Archie, there was one comic book in which Ethel was revealed to have very neglectful parents who were obsessed with TV and paid no attention to her.
13th Feb '17 12:00:15 PM Gosicrystal
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* One of the biggest complaints about the LostForever ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' comic ''Future of Despair'' was how it turned [[spoiler: Henry]], canonically said to be a member of the GoodParents group, into this. [[spoiler: In the comic featuring his death, it's all but stated that he left his son Yarne (whose mother Panne fell victim to DeathByChildbirth) completely alone ''when Yarne was around one year old'', to pretty much get himself killed by fighting to the death against Risen. Henry's train of thoughts during this comic are seen as full of [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], whiny {{mangst}} that is only centered on HIS own pain at Panne's death, with his baby son's extremely uncertain future being only on the back of his mind until the '''very''' moment of his demise.]]

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* One of the biggest complaints about the LostForever lost ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' comic ''Future of Despair'' was how it turned [[spoiler: Henry]], [[spoiler:Henry]], canonically said to be a member of the GoodParents group, into this. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the comic featuring his death, it's all but stated that he left his son Yarne (whose mother Panne fell victim to DeathByChildbirth) completely alone ''when Yarne was around one year old'', to pretty much get himself killed by fighting to the death against Risen. Henry's train of thoughts during this comic are seen as full of [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], whiny {{mangst}} that is only centered on HIS own pain at Panne's death, with his baby son's extremely uncertain future being only on the back of his mind until the '''very''' moment of his demise.]]
3rd Jan '17 9:35:16 AM narm00
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** Sasuke was even worse. According to his thirteen-year-old daughter, she has never seen him even once. [[spoiler: When they met, he didn't recognize her and almost gouge her eyes out.]]
** Hiashi Hyuuga was the first example shown in the show. Cold and distance to his firstborn, rather than provide her with needed emotional support and stability, he basically discarded Hinata by sending her to the Ninja Academy, using wording along the lines of "The Hyuuga Clan doesn't need someone like her"... while she was listening. While he did wise up after Neji beat Naruto publicly and the clans dirty laundry with the Cage Bird Seal was aired to everyone, before getting to that point, he had also been indirectly responsible for his nephew Neji nearly killing Hinata in the preliminary matches, by hiding his brother's letter to his son explaining why he sacrificed his life to safe Hiashi for NINE YEARS because he couldn't deal with his own grief, allowing the hatred of his nephew to fester until he took it all out on Hinata. And we are only told things got better in the clan. We have never been shown Hiashi apologizing to his daughter for nearly getting her killed because of his neglect. So while he's not the monster often shown in fanfics, Hiashi could never be considered a good father figure at all.

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** Sasuke was even worse. According to his thirteen-year-old daughter, she has never seen him even once. [[spoiler: When they met, he didn't recognize her and almost gouge gouged her eyes out.]]
** Hiashi Hyuuga was the first example shown in the show. Cold and distance distant to his firstborn, rather than provide her with needed emotional support and stability, he basically discarded Hinata by sending her to the Ninja Academy, using wording along the lines of "The Hyuuga Clan doesn't need someone like her"... while she was listening. While he did wise up after Neji beat Naruto publicly and the clans clan's dirty laundry with the Cage Bird Seal was aired to everyone, before getting to that point, he had also been indirectly responsible for his nephew Neji nearly killing Hinata in the preliminary matches, by hiding his brother's letter to his son explaining why he sacrificed his life to safe save Hiashi for NINE YEARS because he couldn't deal with his own grief, allowing the hatred of his nephew to fester until he took it all out on Hinata. And we are only told things got better in the clan. We have never been shown Hiashi apologizing to his daughter for nearly getting her killed because of his neglect. So while he's not the monster often shown in fanfics, Hiashi could never be considered a good father figure at all.



* ''Manga/HoneyHunt'' has the protagonist's (Yura) famous celebrity parents, Yukari and Takayuki. For one thing, Yura is judged a disappointment by others because she is continuously compared to her celebrity parents and she is used to people trying to get close to her for the sole purpose of getting to possibly meet Yukari and Takayuki. For another thing, Yukari is hardly at home and is very selfish. In all of her interviews, she lies and says that she and Yura are close and spend much time together as a result of Takayuki being abroad so often, when in reality, she is a cold and distant parent. Also, immediately after showing up after being away from home for about a half a month, Yukari coldly announces that she and Yura's father are getting divorced before telling Yura that she can go wherever she wants. Also, while Takayuki was having an affair she was having one of her own with Yura's neighbor and crush, Shinsuke. When Yura finds out about the affair Yukari's response is to smile, declare that Shinsuke likes her more than Yura, that she's going to allow Shinsuke to live with her in a mansion she had bought, and that Takayuki had a baby with his mistress so neither he nor Yukari will have time to look after Yura anymore. She then demands that Yura leave the house. It's eventually revealed that she and her husband were only together for the sake of their careers and their images, they didn't love each other. The two of them even agreed on a rule with each other that they would stay married as long as they hide their own adulterous affairs. After she decided to divorce Takayuki because the press found out about his affair, however, it is shown that she has no intentions of taking care of Yura and merely cared about repairing her image in the eyes of the public because they had originally thought she was the "ideal mom". Seriously, [[TheWoobie poor kid]].

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* ''Manga/HoneyHunt'' has the protagonist's (Yura) famous celebrity parents, Yukari and Takayuki. For one thing, Yura is judged a disappointment by others because she is continuously compared to her celebrity parents and she is used to people trying to get close to her for the sole purpose of getting to possibly meet Yukari and Takayuki. For another thing, Yukari is hardly at home and is very selfish. In all of her interviews, she lies and says that she and Yura are close and spend much time together as a result of Takayuki being abroad so often, when in reality, she is a cold and distant parent. Also, immediately after showing up after being away from home for about a half a month, Yukari coldly announces that she and Yura's father are getting divorced before telling Yura that she can go wherever she wants. Also, while Takayuki was having an affair she was having one of her own with Yura's neighbor and crush, Shinsuke. When Yura finds out about the affair Yukari's response is to smile, declare that Shinsuke likes her more than Yura, that she's going to allow Shinsuke to live with her in a mansion she had bought, and that Takayuki had a baby with his mistress so neither he nor Yukari will have time to look after Yura anymore. She then demands that Yura leave the house. It's eventually revealed that she and her husband were only together for the sake of their careers and their images, they didn't love each other. The two of them even agreed on a rule with each other that they would stay married as long as they hide hid their own adulterous affairs. After she decided to divorce Takayuki because the press found out about his affair, however, it is shown that she has no intentions of taking care of Yura and merely cared about repairing her image in the eyes of the public because they had originally thought she was the "ideal mom". Seriously, [[TheWoobie poor kid]].



* Meiko Akizuki's parents in ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'' only seem to care about themselves and their marital problems/economic deals, fighting all the time when they're at home while almost completely ignoring Meiko's own needs, only showing some concern when it's obvious it well affect their reputation (like [[spoiler: their ParentalMarriageVeto in the anime]]. For worse, they simply ''can't'' get divorced because if they do, the Akizuki wealth will be divided and most likely lost. On top of it, Mrs. Akizuki is a LadyDrunk who is seen [[DrowningMySorrows drowning her sorrows]] on screen while bitching out her much hated husband.

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* Meiko Akizuki's parents in ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'' only seem to care about themselves and their marital problems/economic deals, fighting all the time when they're at home while almost completely ignoring Meiko's own needs, only showing some concern when it's obvious it well will affect their reputation (like [[spoiler: their ParentalMarriageVeto in the anime]]. For worse, they simply ''can't'' get divorced because if they do, the Akizuki wealth will be divided and most likely lost. On top of it, Mrs. Akizuki is a LadyDrunk who is seen [[DrowningMySorrows drowning her sorrows]] on screen while bitching out her much hated husband.



** Yugi's mother is hardly ever around during the series, as well as being oblivious to the true nature of the [[SuperpoweredAlterEgo Millennium Puzzle]] or any other activity that his son engages in. Moreover, WordOfGod stated that the reason his father never shows up is because he's away on business (all the time, apparently). No wonder Yugi was a ShrinkingViolet at the very beginning.
** The Virtual World filler arc has Gozaburou Kaiba, who abandoned his real son Noa/[[DubNameChange Noah]], who died in a car accident, after he transferred his soul into a virtual world and realized that it's impossible for Noa to being the heir of the company. Gozaburou, who commited suicide and his soul was also transferred to the virtual world, uses Noa to get revenge on Seto. Also, Gozaburou ignored Mokuba for 98% of the time (the remaining 2% bit him in the ass).

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** Yugi's mother is hardly ever around during the series, as well as being oblivious to the true nature of the [[SuperpoweredAlterEgo Millennium Puzzle]] or any other activity that his her son engages in. Moreover, WordOfGod stated that the reason his father never shows up is because he's away on business (all the time, apparently). No wonder Yugi was a ShrinkingViolet at the very beginning.
** The Virtual World filler arc has Gozaburou Kaiba, who abandoned his real son Noa/[[DubNameChange Noah]], who died in a car accident, after he transferred his Noa's soul into a virtual world and realized that it's it was impossible for Noa to being be the heir of the company. Gozaburou, who commited suicide and had his soul was also transferred to the virtual world, uses Noa to get revenge on Seto. Also, Gozaburou ignored Mokuba for 98% of the time (the remaining 2% bit him in the ass).



** And previously, in ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'', there's also Karen's parents, though less 'severe'. They're always traveling worldwide as they're famed musicians, and all they could give to Karen were only material stuffs, her butler Sakamoto and occasional phone calls. Karen at least tried to be independent and be appreciative of what was given, to not make them worry, but deep down, she's always lonely, only having Komachi as her best friends, until she met Nozomi and the others. Oh and she mentioned that her parents usually came back during Christmas for awhile... but that turns out to be off-screen: They don't even appear in the respective Christmas Episodes of both seasons.
* ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'': Chihiro just dumps Mashiro on the co-tenent Sorata--which didn't sound so special, except Mashiro is an IdiotSavant and Chihiro knowing Mashiro needs professional help 24/7.
* In ''Manga/KotouraSan'', there's Haruka's father. Let's say, his daughter is having ''serious'' social issues at school caused by her {{telepathy}}, and his wife Kumiko us frantically trying to find a cause to no avail since she doesn't know about Haruka's PsychicPowers. His response? Relegated it as "woman's work" and started rarely coming home. No wonder Kumiko eventually snapped.

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** And previously, in ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'', there's also Karen's parents, though less 'severe'. They're always traveling worldwide as they're famed musicians, and all they could give to Karen were was only material stuffs, stuff, her butler Sakamoto and occasional phone calls. Karen at least tried to be independent and be appreciative of what was given, to not make them worry, but deep down, she's always lonely, only having Komachi as her best friends, friend, until she met Nozomi and the others. Oh and she mentioned that her parents usually came back during Christmas for awhile... but that turns out to be off-screen: They don't even appear in the respective Christmas Episodes of both seasons.
* ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'': Chihiro just dumps Mashiro on the co-tenent Sorata--which Sorata -- which didn't sound so special, except Mashiro is an IdiotSavant and Chihiro knowing knows Mashiro needs professional help 24/7.
* In ''Manga/KotouraSan'', there's Haruka's father. Let's say, his His daughter is having ''serious'' social issues at school caused by her {{telepathy}}, and his wife Kumiko us frantically trying to find a cause to no avail since she doesn't know about Haruka's PsychicPowers. His response? Relegated Relegate it as "woman's work" and started start rarely coming home. No wonder Kumiko eventually snapped.snaps.



* ''The War at Ellsmere'' by Faith Erin Hicks plays with this. [[LittleMissSnarker Jun]] and [[AlphaBitch Emily]] accuse each other of suffering from parental neglect, i.e. "the reason you're so messed up is because you're parents don't love you enough." However neither of really experienced parental neglect, [[LonelyRichKid Cassie]] has. Despite that she is the [[FriendtoAllLivingThings kindest]] and [[IncorruptiblePurePureness purest]] character in the whole cast.

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* ''The War at Ellsmere'' by Faith Erin Hicks plays with this. [[LittleMissSnarker Jun]] and [[AlphaBitch Emily]] accuse each other of suffering from parental neglect, i.e. "the reason you're so messed up is because you're your parents don't love you enough." However neither of really experienced parental neglect, [[LonelyRichKid Cassie]] has. Despite that she is the [[FriendtoAllLivingThings [[FriendToAllLivingThings kindest]] and [[IncorruptiblePurePureness purest]] character in the whole cast.



* ComicBook/BlackCanary's mother (the [[LegacyCharacter original]] Black Canary) was a well-meaning mom however she would often be too busy fighting crime to [[DaddyDidntShow attends events]] or spend time with her daughter. Dinah gave her a "#1 Mom" cup ironically but loved her mom nevertheless.

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* ComicBook/BlackCanary's mother (the [[LegacyCharacter original]] Black Canary) was a well-meaning mom however mom; however, she would often be too busy fighting crime to [[DaddyDidntShow attends events]] or spend time with her daughter. Dinah gave her a "#1 Mom" cup ironically but loved her mom nevertheless.
2nd Jan '17 11:03:33 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' Torbjörn and Siv Västerström are a milder version of this. While they are definitely caring and nowhere near criminally negligent, their children are unruly enough that the woman who was babysitting them while their parents were away is introduced quitting her job. Promising her more money is not enough to convince her to come back. Torbjörn's brother also seems to have made poor choices when it comes to Emil's private tutors, which may make this a family-wide problem.

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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' Torbjörn and Siv Västerström are a milder version of this. While they are definitely caring and nowhere near criminally negligent, their children are unruly enough that the woman who was babysitting them while their parents were away is introduced quitting her job. Promising her more money is not enough to convince her to come back. For most of the actual story, their time in taken up by being MissionControl to the expedition. Torbjörn's brother also seems to have made poor choices when it comes to Emil's private tutors, which may make this a family-wide problem.
6th Dec '16 11:49:04 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' Torbjörn and Siv Västerström are a milder version of this. While they are definitely caring and nowhere near criminally negligent, their children are unruly enough that the woman babysitting them while their parents were away is introduced quitting her job. Promising her more money is not enough to convince her to come back. Torbjörn's brother also seems to have made poor choices when it comes to Emil's private tutors, which may make this a family-wide problem.

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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' Torbjörn and Siv Västerström are a milder version of this. While they are definitely caring and nowhere near criminally negligent, their children are unruly enough that the woman who was babysitting them while their parents were away is introduced quitting her job. Promising her more money is not enough to convince her to come back. Torbjörn's brother also seems to have made poor choices when it comes to Emil's private tutors, which may make this a family-wide problem.
5th Dec '16 1:35:32 PM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' Torbjörn and Siv Västerström are a milder version of this. While they are definitely caring and nowhere near criminally negligent, their children are unruly enough that the woman babysitting them while their parents were away is introduced quitting her job. Promising her more money is not enough to convince her to come back. Torbjörn's brother also seems to have made poor choices when it comes to Emil's private tutors, which may make this a family-wide problem.
14th Nov '16 9:23:03 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Helga's parents, Bob and Miriam in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. They're not ''bad'' people per se, but Helga was TheUnfavourite growing up (WordOfGod states that her mother Miriam was an alcoholic), and for a while it was her FreudianExcuse to be the school bully. The deal is totally inverted with Olga: the [[StageMom excessive and asphyxiating attention from Miriam and Bob]] shaped her into an insecure, hysteric, overachieving, whiny ExtremeDoormat FragileFlower who breaks down to a ridiculous degree if she makes a wrong step. In her own words, "[Helga,] you're ''lucky'' they don't even notice you." To put this in perspective, one episode had Helga change Olga's grade in a class to a B+, causing Olga to lock herself in her room for the better part of a week. She did it expecting to have some attention for herself... but the parents ''still'' flocked to Olga, which spurred her to ultimately confess to Helga how sick she was of the whole deal. This is however played straight when AesopAmnesia kicks in: Both Helga and Olga ''completely forget'' their heart to heart, Olga starts playing the StepfordSmiler ''completely straight'' and Helga ''again'' thinks Olga ''enjoys'' all the attention (since ever since that ''one'' time, she hasn't shown she doesn't like it).

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* Helga's parents, Bob and Miriam in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. They're not ''bad'' people per se, but Helga was TheUnfavourite growing up (WordOfGod states that her mother Miriam was an alcoholic), and for a while it was her FreudianExcuse to be the school bully. The deal is totally inverted with Olga: the [[StageMom excessive and asphyxiating attention from Miriam and Bob]] shaped her into an insecure, hysteric, overachieving, whiny ExtremeDoormat FragileFlower [[ExtremeDoormat doormat]] [[FragileFlower who breaks down down]] to a ridiculous degree if she makes a wrong step. In her own words, "[Helga,] you're ''lucky'' they don't even notice you." To put this in perspective, one episode had Helga change Olga's grade in a class to a B+, causing Olga to lock herself in her room for the better part of a week. She did it expecting to have some attention for herself... but the parents ''still'' flocked to Olga, which spurred her to ultimately confess to Helga how sick she was of the whole deal. This is however played straight when AesopAmnesia kicks in: Both Helga and Olga ''completely forget'' their heart to heart, Olga starts playing the StepfordSmiler ''completely straight'' and Helga ''again'' thinks Olga ''enjoys'' all the attention (since ever since that ''one'' time, she hasn't shown she doesn't like it).
2nd Nov '16 2:50:02 PM SimiOfDoom
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* Draconus from ''Literature/TheKharkanasTrilogy'' doesn't pay much attention to his kids, and named his three daughters [[VainSorceress Envy]], [[FemmeFatale Spite]], and [[EnfantTerrible Mal]][[WhatHappenedToTheMouse ice]] (if he had a fourth, she would apparently be named Venom). On the other hand, their mother, [[spoiler: Olar Ethil]], urges him to kill them, so he still ends up the nice parent of the two.
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