07:58:04 PM Mar 10th 2011
I suggest Vicky from Fairly OddParents as the page image, 'cause face it, who's the first person that comes to mind when you think of this trope?
03:50:50 PM Sep 10th 2010
Thinking about soft-splitting this by type:
- Idiot Hero, does not know how to take care of child.
- Lazy, ignores child, watches TV / chats on phone / throws party
- Complete Monster, doing something bad to the child.
- Card-Carrying Villain, doing something bad other than to the child (e.g., robs house).
- Anti-Villain / Jerkass Woobie, treats child badly because of psychological reason, etc.