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** Zigzagged with Mitsuki Bakugo. Her response to getting her son, Katsuki, back after he is rescued from villains is to repeatedly hit him in the head and [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming tell him it's his own fault for being too weak]]. However, other than that instance and being rough with him, it's made clear that she's otherwise [[GoodParents a loving parent]] but, given how hot-tempered he is, it's implied she's just strict or, at least, [[ParentsAsPeople trying]] to be strict to curb his explosive tendencies.



** Zigzagged with Mitsuki Bakugo. Her response to getting her son, Katsuki, back after he is rescued from villains is to repeatedly hit him in the head and [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming tell him it's his own fault for being too weak]]. However, other than that instance and being rough with him, it's made clear that she's otherwise [[GoodParents a loving parent]] but, given how hot-tempered he is, it's implied she's just strict or, at least, [[ParentsAsPeople trying]] to be strict to curb his explosive tendencies.

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** Zigzagged Toga Himiko's parents were disgusted with Mitsuki Bakugo. Her response to getting her son, Katsuki, back after he is rescued Quirk and tried to suppress it from villains is to repeatedly hit him in the head and [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming tell him it's his own fault for being too weak]]. However, other than that instance and being rough with him, it's made clear that she's otherwise [[GoodParents a loving parent]] but, given how hot-tempered he is, it's implied she's just strict or, at least, [[ParentsAsPeople trying]] young age, putting immense pressure on her to be strict to curb his explosive tendencies. "normal" and calling her a "creepy demon child".


** In the Namek Saga of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', it is implied (specifically Goku and Frieza's fight) that Frieza's father, King Cold, and possibly his own mother, resorts to physical abuse on Frieza, as he mentions when fighting Goku that, besides Goku, the only people who ever managed to hurt him were "his loving parents".

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** In the Namek Saga of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', it is implied (specifically Goku and Frieza's fight) that Frieza's father, King Cold, and possibly his own mother, resorts to physical abuse on Frieza, as he mentions when fighting Goku that, besides Goku, the only people who ever managed to hurt him were "his loving parents". In the Trunks Saga, after Frieza is killed, King Cold shows virtually no reaction and instead offers to make Trunks his new son. On top of it all, in the {{Non-Serial Movie}}s, Cooler, Frieza's [[StrongerSibling older brother]], reflects that Frieza was a "little brat" who Cold [[SpoiledBrat spoiled rotten]], implying that Frieza still got the better end of the deal compared to him.


** Emperor Charles zi Britannia is an extreme SocialDarwinist who pushes his children to take dangerous jobs... and subtly encourages them to war with and kill one another to secure their position in the line of succession. Lelouch gets the worst of it, getting disowned, screamed at, and used as a political hostage when he gets angry at Charles for not giving a damn about the assassination of Lelouch's mother or the crippling of his little sister in the same incident. [[spoiler:Late in the series, we learn that Charles actually ''did'' love Lelouch's mother Marianne and considered her children to be his favorites; his abusive attitude, which Marianne supported and went along with, was intended to make Lelouch and Nunnally stronger people. The pair even wanted to get the two kids in on their AssimilationPlot, but Lelouch, having recently crossed over the DespairEventHorizon and having before spent ''the entire series'' fighting against Britannia rejecting such beliefs, was in no mood to hear that all the crap he'd been put through in the last decade was "because Mommy and Daddy love you very much".]] [[spoiler:Nunnally's blindness was not the result of traumatic stress, but because Charles inflicted it upon her with his Geass, ostensibly to protect her by making people think she wasn't a threat (her paraplegia, however, was authentic if deliberately caused as a cover up by their EvilUncle). You better believe Lelouch wasn't happy about that.]]

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** Emperor Charles zi Britannia is an extreme SocialDarwinist who pushes his children to take dangerous jobs... and subtly encourages them to war with and kill one another to secure their position in the line of succession. Lelouch gets the worst of it, getting disowned, screamed at, publicly humiliated, and used as a political hostage when he gets angry at Charles for not giving a damn about the assassination of Lelouch's mother or the crippling of his little sister in the same incident. [[spoiler:Late in the series, we learn that Charles actually ''did'' love Lelouch's mother Marianne and considered her children to be his favorites; his abusive attitude, which Marianne supported and went along with, was intended to make Lelouch and Nunnally stronger people. The pair even wanted to get the two kids in on their AssimilationPlot, but Lelouch, having recently crossed over the DespairEventHorizon and having before spent ''the entire series'' fighting against Britannia rejecting such beliefs, was in no mood to hear that all the crap he'd been put through in the last decade was "because Mommy and Daddy love you very much".]] [[spoiler:Nunnally's blindness was not the result of traumatic stress, but because Charles inflicted it upon her with his Geass, ostensibly to protect her by making people think she wasn't a threat (her paraplegia, however, was authentic if deliberately caused as a cover up by their EvilUncle). You better believe Lelouch wasn't happy about that.]]


** Subverted with Rei. She was a kind woman who encouraged Shoto to pursue his own dreams but snapped due to a combination of the frustration for being used and the fact their children were beginning to look like Endeavor, which resulted in her dumping boiling water on Shoto's face in a MomentOfWeakness. She gets better later on after being hospitalized and Shoto reconciles with her after the Sports Festival.

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** Subverted with Rei. Rei Todoroki. She was a kind woman who encouraged Shoto to pursue his own dreams but snapped due to a combination of the frustration for being used and the fact their her children were beginning to look like Endeavor, which resulted in her dumping boiling water on Shoto's face in a MomentOfWeakness. She gets better later on after being hospitalized and Shoto reconciles with her after the Sports Festival.



** Zigzagged with Mitsuki Bakugo. Her response to getting her son, Katsuki, back after he is rescued from villains is to repeatedly hit him in the head and [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming tell him it's his own fault for being too weak]]. However, other than that instance and being rough with him, it was made clear that she is otherwise [[GoodParents a loving parent]] but, given how hot-tempered he is, it's implied she's just strict or, at least, [[ParentsAsPeople trying]] to be strict to curb his explosive tendencies.

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** Zigzagged with Mitsuki Bakugo. Her response to getting her son, Katsuki, back after he is rescued from villains is to repeatedly hit him in the head and [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming tell him it's his own fault for being too weak]]. However, other than that instance and being rough with him, it was it's made clear that she is she's otherwise [[GoodParents a loving parent]] but, given how hot-tempered he is, it's implied she's just strict or, at least, [[ParentsAsPeople trying]] to be strict to curb his explosive tendencies.


** Chisaki pretends to be her father just for the sake of corralling her more easily. He makes her think she's a weapon being used to and born to destroy people. [[spoiler:He drains her blood to use its properties to make Quirk-nullifying darts. When she runs out of blood to give, he uses his Quirk to break her down and reset her back to normal. Given what's seen of people who have been broken down, it cannot have been a nice experience at all]]. Mirio is completely horrified when he learns about it.

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** Chisaki pretends to be her Eri's father just for the sake of corralling her more easily. He makes her think she's a weapon being used to and born to destroy people. [[spoiler:He drains her blood to use its properties to make Quirk-nullifying darts. When she runs out of blood to give, he uses his Quirk to break her down and reset her back to normal. Given what's seen of people who have been broken down, it cannot have been a nice experience at all]]. Mirio is completely horrified when he learns about it.


** Endeavor only sees Shoto as a tool to surpass All Might and nothing more, as shown by the way he doesn't even refer to Shoto as a person, but "it". In a flashback, he put Shoto through TrainingFromHell, which caused the child to vomit, and isolated him from his other children. Ironically, Shoto's burn mark isn't his fault, but his wife's, though Shoto still pins the blame on him for driving his mother to that level of mental instability. [[spoiler:Subverted after All Might retires, however, he realizes how badly he's treated his family and is trying to make amend.]] Worse, Shoto may not even be the worst victim of the children. He's treated his second son, Natsuo, like a failure, doesn't seem to really care much about his only daughter, Fuyumi, [[spoiler:and then there's Toya, his oldest son who was his original successor, but it's implied his much stronger Fire quirk came with his mother's delicate constitution and when forced to learn one of his DangerousForbiddenTechniques, Toya may have been crippled.]]

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** Endeavor only sees Shoto as a tool to surpass All Might and nothing more, as shown by the way he doesn't even refer to Shoto as a person, but "it". In a flashback, he put Shoto through TrainingFromHell, which caused the child to vomit, and isolated him from his other children. Ironically, Shoto's burn mark isn't his fault, but his wife's, though Shoto still pins the blame on him for driving his mother to that level of mental instability. [[spoiler:Subverted after All Might retires, however, he realizes how badly he's treated his family and is trying to make amend.]] Worse, Shoto may not even be the worst victim of the children. He's treated his second son, Natsuo, like a failure, doesn't seem to really care much about his only daughter, Fuyumi, [[spoiler:and then there's Toya, his oldest son son, Toya, who was his original successor, but it's implied his much stronger Fire quirk Quirk came with his mother's delicate constitution and when forced to learn one of his DangerousForbiddenTechniques, Toya may have been crippled.]]



** Chisaki is not Eri's father but pretends to be just for the sake of corralling her more easily. Eri is being abused by Chisaki, who makes her think she's a weapon being used to and born to destroy people. [[spoiler:He drains her blood to use its properties to make Quirk nullifying darts. And when she runs out of blood to give, he uses his Quirk to break her down and reset her back to normal. Given what's seen of people who have been broken down, it cannot have been a nice experience at all]]. Mirio is completely horrified when he learns about it.
** Eri's real mother didn't want anything with Eri after [[spoiler:her husband was erased from existence by the girl's Quirk, so she left Eri into the care of her father, the former boss of the Shi Hassaikai, after telling Eri that she's cursed.]]
** Mitsuki Bakugou's response to getting her son, Katsuki, back after he is rescued from villains is to repeatedly hit him in the head and [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming tell him it's his own fault for being too weak]]. Zigzagged since other than that instance and being rough with him, she seems to be loving otherwise but, given how he's, it's implied she's just strict or, at least, trying to be.

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** Chisaki is not Eri's father but pretends to be her father just for the sake of corralling her more easily. Eri is being abused by Chisaki, who He makes her think she's a weapon being used to and born to destroy people. [[spoiler:He drains her blood to use its properties to make Quirk nullifying Quirk-nullifying darts. And when When she runs out of blood to give, he uses his Quirk to break her down and reset her back to normal. Given what's seen of people who have been broken down, it cannot have been a nice experience at all]]. Mirio is completely horrified when he learns about it.
** Eri's real mother didn't want anything with Eri after [[spoiler:her husband was erased from existence by the girl's Quirk, so she left Eri into the care of her father, the former boss Boss of the Shi Shie Hassaikai, after telling Eri that she's cursed.]]
** Zigzagged with Mitsuki Bakugou's Bakugo. Her response to getting her son, Katsuki, back after he is rescued from villains is to repeatedly hit him in the head and [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming tell him it's his own fault for being too weak]]. Zigzagged since However, other than that instance and being rough with him, it was made clear that she seems to be loving is otherwise [[GoodParents a loving parent]] but, given how he's, hot-tempered he is, it's implied she's just strict or, at least, trying [[ParentsAsPeople trying]] to be.be strict to curb his explosive tendencies.

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** ''Anime/DragonBallSuperBroly'' plays this up for Paragus, Broly's father. While putting a MindControl crown on his son in the original movies wasn't exactly a Dad of the Year move, it was still mostly portrayed as an attempt to do something about Broly's galaxy-destroying berserker rages. In the newer movie, Paragus is so fixated on getting {{Revenge}} on Vegeta that he tried to weaponize his son's incredible power without a single trace of remorse. Rather than a mind control device, he instead fitted Broly with a ShockCollar and uses it with callous abandon; it says something that a person capable of ''blowing up planets'' is practically cowering in terror every time he sees a simple remote control.


* Zigzagged with Big Bang/Taiki Amanogawa from ''Anime/JinzoKonchuKabutoBorgVXV''. He put Ginga through such TrainingFromHell all night that Ginga ran away from home at four. When planning to send Ryūsei many lookalikes, he horrifies even his NumberTwo with the idea that if one of them wins, then he will replace the real one. In episode 33, when posing as a girl, he falsely accuses Ryūsei of stalking and calls the angry mob to punish the boy alongside him by stoning. That said, he does care about both his sons, as demonstrated when he expresses genuine pride in their growth.

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* Zigzagged with Big Bang/Taiki Amanogawa from ''Anime/JinzoKonchuKabutoBorgVXV''. He put Ginga through such TrainingFromHell all night that Ginga ran away from home TrainingFromHell, where the child was forced to carry heavy things, to stand under the weight of a waterfall and to practice the borg machine at four.night. When planning to send Ryūsei many lookalikes, he horrifies even his NumberTwo with the idea that if one of them wins, then he will replace the real one. In episode 33, when posing as a girl, he falsely accuses Ryūsei of stalking and calls the angry mob to punish the boy alongside him by stoning. That said, he does care about both his sons, as demonstrated when he expresses genuine pride in their growth.



** Endeavor only sees Shoto as a tool to surpass All Might and nothing more, as shown by the way he doesn't even refer to Shoto as a person, but "it". Ironically, Shoto's burn mark isn't his fault, but his wife's, though Shoto still pins the blame on him for driving his mother to that level of mental instability. [[spoiler:Subverted after All Might retires, however, he realizes how badly he's treated his family and is trying to make amend.]] Worse, Shoto may not even be the worst victim of the children. He's treated his second son, Natsuo, like a failure, doesn't seem to really care much about his only daughter, Fuyumi, [[spoiler:and then there's Toya, his oldest son who was his original successor, but it's implied his much stronger Fire quirk came with his mother's delicate constitution and when forced to learn one of his DangerousForbiddenTechniques, Toya may have been crippled.]]
** Chisaki Kai is psychologically abusive to Eri and uses her to [[spoiler:make the drugs he needs to suppress Quirks, which involves breaking her down and putting her back together again, which is ''exceedingly painful''.]]

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** Endeavor only sees Shoto as a tool to surpass All Might and nothing more, as shown by the way he doesn't even refer to Shoto as a person, but "it". In a flashback, he put Shoto through TrainingFromHell, which caused the child to vomit, and isolated him from his other children. Ironically, Shoto's burn mark isn't his fault, but his wife's, though Shoto still pins the blame on him for driving his mother to that level of mental instability. [[spoiler:Subverted after All Might retires, however, he realizes how badly he's treated his family and is trying to make amend.]] Worse, Shoto may not even be the worst victim of the children. He's treated his second son, Natsuo, like a failure, doesn't seem to really care much about his only daughter, Fuyumi, [[spoiler:and then there's Toya, his oldest son who was his original successor, but it's implied his much stronger Fire quirk came with his mother's delicate constitution and when forced to learn one of his DangerousForbiddenTechniques, Toya may have been crippled.]]
** Subverted with Rei. She was a kind woman who encouraged Shoto to pursue his own dreams but snapped due to a combination of the frustration for being used and the fact their children were beginning to look like Endeavor, which resulted in her dumping boiling water on Shoto's face in a MomentOfWeakness. She gets better later on after being hospitalized and Shoto reconciles with her after the Sports Festival.
** Chisaki Kai is psychologically abusive not Eri's father but pretends to be just for the sake of corralling her more easily. Eri is being abused by Chisaki, who makes her think she's a weapon being used to and born to destroy people. [[spoiler:He drains her blood to use its properties to make Quirk nullifying darts. And when she runs out of blood to give, he uses her his Quirk to [[spoiler:make the drugs he needs to suppress Quirks, which involves breaking break her down and putting reset her back together again, which to normal. Given what's seen of people who have been broken down, it cannot have been a nice experience at all]]. Mirio is ''exceedingly painful''.completely horrified when he learns about it.
** Eri's real mother didn't want anything with Eri after [[spoiler:her husband was erased from existence by the girl's Quirk, so she left Eri into the care of her father, the former boss of the Shi Hassaikai, after telling Eri that she's cursed.
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* ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'':
** The entire reason Nagisa is capable of reading people so easily with a single glance is because [[spoiler:he had to in order to survive his mentally unhinged mother Hiromi, who can go from zero to psycho in the blink of an eye. She also constantly tells him she wishes he was born a girl and makes him grow his hair long, despite the fact that he hates it, which could cast all previous jokes about his androgyny in a harsher light. His father isn't much better, but his is more of the ParentalNeglect variant, because despite knowing how violent Hiromi can be, he just pretty much left Nagisa to deal with it alone, only showing up once in a while (though [[AllThereInTheManual the Graduation Book Time reveals]] that Nagisa living with his mother is entirely of his own free will).]]
** Principal Asano is one of the emotional variety to his son Gakushuu, needing little prompting to rattle about how all of his son's plans ended up in failures. Gakushuu usually [[LikeFatherLikeSon responds in kind]] but it's clear his father terrifies him sometimes (just look at Gakushuu's face when his father beats up the [[spoiler:foreign students who were defending him.]]). Also, Gakushuu's been slapped by his father at least once (by pointing out [[spoiler:how his plans ended in failure, [[SoreLoser ironically enough]]]]).


* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** It is implied (specifically Goku and Frieza's fight) that Frieza's father, King Cold, and possibly his own mother, resorts to physical abuse on Frieza, as he mentions when fighting Goku that, besides Goku, the only people who ever managed to hurt him were "his loving parents".

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** It In the Namek Saga of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', it is implied (specifically Goku and Frieza's fight) that Frieza's father, King Cold, and possibly his own mother, resorts to physical abuse on Frieza, as he mentions when fighting Goku that, besides Goku, the only people who ever managed to hurt him were "his loving parents".


** Mitsuki Bakugou is a pretty terrible parent from what we see of her - her response to getting her son back after he is rescued from villains is to repeatedly hit him in the head and [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming tell him it's his own fault for being too weak]]. However, she seems to be a played with instance, as, other than that instance and being rough with him, she seems to be loving otherwise but, given how Katsuki is, it's implied she's just strict or, at least, trying to be.

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** Mitsuki Bakugou is a pretty terrible parent from what we see of her - her Bakugou's response to getting her son son, Katsuki, back after he is rescued from villains is to repeatedly hit him in the head and [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming tell him it's his own fault for being too weak]]. However, she seems to be a played with instance, as, Zigzagged since other than that instance and being rough with him, she seems to be loving otherwise but, given how Katsuki is, he's, it's implied she's just strict or, at least, trying to be.


* ''Anime/DotHackSign'' had Tsukasa's real life father, [[spoiler:who apparently despised the fact that [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent she was a girl]], slapped her at a police station when she was caught trying to steal a bra, and killed a kitten that she was trying to raise in a box in an alley. WordOfGod says that he's also the man who tried to turn off her life support system in the real world.]]

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* ''Anime/DotHackSign'' had ''Anime/DotHackSign'': Tsukasa's real life father, [[spoiler:who apparently real-life father [[spoiler:apparently despised the fact that [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent she was a girl]], slapped her at a police station when she was caught trying to steal a bra, and killed a kitten that she was trying to raise in a box in an alley. WordOfGod says that he's also the man who tried to turn off her life support system in the real world.]]



** The Hinagiri twins were abused by their father when they were younger. This eventually reached the point that [[spoiler: Yonaga [[SelfMadeOrphan killed their father]] with her bow in self-defense.]]
** Hatori Shikishima's mother becomes this when Hatori fails to get into a prominent [[EducationMama school]] that her mother pushed for. It grows to the point Hatori's mother becomes emotionally abusive towards her daughter and added stress worsens when her parents begin fighting constantly. Hatori considers [[TheRunAway running away from home]] at first until [[spoiler: she discovers her magic can manipulate her parents]]. For Hatori though things do turn around, it was clear her mother was worried sick when [[spoiler: Hatori vanished into wonderland for ten days, plus she frantically searched for Hatori in that time.]]
* ''Manga/AliceInBorderland'' features several of these people:

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** The Hinagiri twins were abused by their father when they were younger. This eventually reached the point that [[spoiler: Yonaga [[spoiler:Yonaga [[SelfMadeOrphan killed their father]] with her bow in self-defense.]]
** Hatori Shikishima's mother becomes this when Hatori fails to get into a prominent [[EducationMama school]] that her mother pushed for. It grows to the point Hatori's mother becomes emotionally abusive towards her daughter and added stress worsens when her parents begin fighting constantly. Hatori considers [[TheRunAway running away from home]] at first until [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she discovers her magic can manipulate her parents]]. For Hatori though things do turn around, it was clear her mother was worried sick when [[spoiler: Hatori [[spoiler:Hatori vanished into wonderland for ten days, plus she frantically searched for Hatori in that time.]]
* ''Manga/AliceInBorderland'' features several of these people:''Manga/AliceInBorderland'':



** [[spoiler: Kuina's father is a strict Dojo master as he trains her harshly and, at one point, he always scolds Kuina because she doesn't deliver a final blow against her opponent in training and sometimes beats her up to the point she ends up changing her sex in a sex reassignment surgery to become a girl. It was also revealed that Kuina's father also divorced her mother when the latter was sick.]]

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** [[spoiler: Kuina's [[spoiler:Kuina's father is a strict Dojo master as he trains her harshly and, at one point, he always scolds Kuina because she doesn't deliver a final blow against her opponent in training and sometimes beats her up to the point she ends up changing her sex in a sex reassignment surgery to become a girl. It was also revealed that Kuina's father also divorced her mother when the latter was sick.]]



* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has several of these, which are all of the WalkingSpoiler variety.
** [[spoiler: Historia Reiss]] was born to the mistress of a nobleman, who ''hated'' her child. She avoided the child, leaving her parents to raise the kid and only spoke to the child ''twice'' during her life. The first time involving hitting the poor kid and cursing her inability to simply kill [[ItIsDehumanizing it]] and the second time was a DyingDeclarationOfHate.
** [[spoiler: Grisha Yeager]]'s greatest regret was the mistreatment of his firstborn son, Zeke. Though he loved his son, his WellIntentionedExtremist ideals drove him to attempt to indoctrinate his son and use him as a tool for LaResistance. Zeke ended up turning on him, making him realize too late how badly he'd failed as a parent. [[spoiler: He ''tried'' to avoid repeating these mistakes with Eren, encouraging him to form his own ideas and pursue his own dreams]].
** '''All''' the Warriors parents are this to one degree or another, whether through direct mistreatment or allowing their children to be harmed by others. Annie's father subjected her to brutal TrainingFromHell from her earliest memories, forcing her to train to the point of exhaustion and physical injury. [[spoiler: Reiner's mother is shown to be emotionally manipulative and controlling, as opposed to physically cruel. A lifetime of indoctrination and lies convinced him becoming a Warrior would make him a hero, and allow them to reunite with his Marleyan father. In reality, his father wanted nothing to do with them and even suggests she's a WomanScorned using her son to get petty revenge. She's perfectly willing to sacrifice both her son ''and'' her niece, to achieve her personal goals]].

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has several of these, which are all of the WalkingSpoiler variety.
''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
** [[spoiler: Historia [[spoiler:Historia Reiss]] was born to the mistress of a nobleman, who ''hated'' her child. She avoided the child, leaving her parents to raise the kid and only spoke to the child ''twice'' during her life. The first time involving hitting the poor kid and cursing her inability to simply kill [[ItIsDehumanizing it]] and the second time was a DyingDeclarationOfHate.
** [[spoiler: Grisha [[spoiler:Grisha Yeager]]'s greatest regret was the mistreatment of his firstborn son, Zeke. Though he loved his son, his WellIntentionedExtremist ideals drove him to attempt to indoctrinate his son and use him as a tool for LaResistance. Zeke ended up turning on him, making him realize too late how badly he'd failed as a parent. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He ''tried'' to avoid repeating these mistakes with Eren, encouraging him to form his own ideas and pursue his own dreams]].
** '''All''' the Warriors parents are this to one degree or another, whether through direct mistreatment or allowing their children to be harmed by others. Annie's father subjected her to brutal TrainingFromHell from her earliest memories, forcing her to train to the point of exhaustion and physical injury. [[spoiler: Reiner's injury.
** [[spoiler:Reiner's
mother is shown to be emotionally manipulative and controlling, as opposed to physically cruel. A lifetime of indoctrination and lies convinced him becoming a Warrior would make him a hero, and allow them to reunite with his Marleyan father. In reality, his father wanted nothing to do with them and even suggests she's a WomanScorned using her son to get petty revenge. She's perfectly willing to sacrifice both her son ''and'' her niece, niece to achieve her personal goals]]. goals.]]



** Then there is Fermet. While not [[TheWoobie Czeslaw Meyer's]] blood relative, he was the guardian for the 10 year old when they all became immortal. This spawns [[spoiler: 200 years of so of OffingTheOffspring ForScience.]] Most of this abuse is [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill physical]] but then you have to consider he made Czes believe for some time that this was NECESSARY and leading the kid to have some serious [[ValuesDissonance fucking]] [[CrazySurvivalist mental]] [[JerkassWoobie issues]]. This has led Fermet to being considered by many in the fandom of being the most evil character in a show full of TheMafia, TortureTechnician and PsychoForHire types.

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** Then there is Fermet. While not [[TheWoobie Czeslaw Meyer's]] blood relative, he was the guardian for the 10 year old when they all became immortal. This spawns [[spoiler: 200 [[spoiler:200 years of so of OffingTheOffspring ForScience.]] Most of this abuse is [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill physical]] but then you have to consider he made Czes believe for some time that this was NECESSARY and leading the kid to have some serious [[ValuesDissonance fucking]] [[CrazySurvivalist mental]] [[JerkassWoobie issues]]. This has led Fermet to being considered by many in the fandom of being the most evil character in a show full of TheMafia, TortureTechnician and PsychoForHire types.



** Gambino, Guts' adoptive father, is an asshole to Guts. Berating him on a daily basis, attempting to murder him while telling him that it was his fault that his IllGirl wife Shisu died, telling him that he's a demon child and that he should've died, putting him through [[TrainingFromHell extremely harsh training]], selling him to a stranger for one night who rapes him, and putting him out on the battlefield at a young age.
** And not to be outdone by the main character, a {{flashback}} reveals a very young Casca was sold to a noble who needed a new serving girl. Unfortunately, the noble wanted a different kind of service from her than cooking or cleaning. Saved by Griffith, Casca joined him as a mercenary in his band [[spoiler:until the Day of the Eclipse when in a supreme act of tragic irony, Griffith, in his very first act upon becoming Femto, ''raped'' her in front of Guts.]] Princess Charlotte also suffered an attempt by her father after [[spoiler: a confrontation with the still human Griffith forced The King to confront how he really felt toward her in addition to the cold emotional kind from her mother]]. Jill is explicitly and publicly abused by her drunk father Zepek who also doesnít care about his drinking buddies molesting her, which explains why Jill attaches herself to Guts and why she begs Guts to take her away from her shithole life. Rosine Jillís friend was driven to become a demon by her horrible home life and her even more horrible father, and [[spoiler: Farnese]] had to suffer quite a bit of the emotional kind from her dad. Let's face it, it sucks to be a kid in the ''Berserk'' universe, except for the following example.
** Averted with: [[spoiler:Schierke, a young witch, raised by another witch named Flora, who was a kind, gentle, grandmotherly type, and one of the only characters in that world who could be called truly good.]]
** In a dary Ironic turn of fate Gutsís nearly becomes this himself. In the Conviction Arc when his KidSideKick Isidro fails to protect Casca Guts grabs him aggressively by the neck as Isidro whinces as though about to be struck. However unlike Gambino who blamed Gutsís for his loveís fate, Guts thankfully refrains from hurting his protege over Casca.[[spoiler: Itís true Guts dislikes his biological child he had with Casca and actually tried [[OffingTheOffspring to kill it]] though being a FetusTerrible who summons demons might have something do with it.]]
* The manga ''Manga/BitterVirgin'' focuses on Hinako, age 16, who is revealed to have been a victim of sexual abuse from her stepfather. Made worse by the fact her mother refused to believe it was happening until this abuse got Hinako pregnant for ''the second time''. The experience left her with a powerful [[DoesNotLikeMen phobia towards men]].
* Creed from ''Manga/BlackCat'' was physically and emotionally abused by his mother (a prostitute) when he was young, causing him to become a DracoInLeatherPants.

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** Gambino, Guts' Gambino berated his adoptive father, is an asshole to Guts. Berating him son, Guts, on a daily basis, attempting attempted to murder him while telling blaming him that it was for the death of his fault that his IllGirl wife Shisu died, telling lover, Shisu, told him that he's a demon child and that he should've died, putting putt him through [[TrainingFromHell extremely harsh training]], selling TrainingFromHell, sold him to a stranger for one night who rapes him, and putting put him out on the battlefield at a young age.
** And not to be outdone by the main character, a {{flashback}} reveals a very young Casca was sold to a noble who needed a new serving girl. servant. Unfortunately, the noble wanted a different kind of service from her as a SexSlave rather than for cooking or cleaning. Saved by Griffith, Casca she joined him as a mercenary in his band [[spoiler:until the Day of the Eclipse when in a supreme act of tragic irony, Griffith, he, in his very first act upon becoming Femto, ''raped'' raped her in front of Guts.]] Guts]].
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Princess Charlotte also suffered an attempt by her father after [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a confrontation with the still human Griffith forced The the King to confront how he really felt toward her in addition to the cold emotional kind abuse from her mother]]. stepmother]].
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Jill is explicitly and publicly abused by her drunk father Zepek father, Zepek, who also doesnít care about his drinking buddies molesting her, which explains her. This is the reason why Jill attaches herself to Guts and why she begs Guts him to take her away from her shithole life. life.
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Rosine Jillís friend was driven to become a demon an apostle by her horrible home life and her even more horrible father, and [[spoiler: Farnese]] father
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had to suffer quite a bit of the emotional kind abuse from her dad. Let's face it, it sucks to be a kid in the ''Berserk'' universe, except for the following example.
father.
** Averted with: [[spoiler:Schierke, a young witch, raised by another witch named Flora, who was a kind, gentle, grandmotherly type, and one of the only characters in that world who could be called truly good.]]
** In a dary Ironic turn of fate Gutsís nearly becomes this himself.
In the Conviction Arc Arc, when his KidSideKick Isidro fails to protect Casca Casca, Guts grabs him Isidro aggressively by the neck as Isidro the child whinces as though about to be struck. However unlike Gambino who blamed Gutsís for his loveís fate, Guts However, he thankfully refrains from hurting his protege over Casca.[[spoiler: Itís true Guts her. [[spoiler:He also dislikes his biological child he had with Casca her and actually tried [[OffingTheOffspring to kill it]] it]], though being a FetusTerrible who summons demons might have something do with it.]]
* The manga ''Manga/BitterVirgin'' focuses on Hinako, age 16, who ''Manga/BitterVirgin'': Hinako is revealed to have been a victim of sexual abuse from her stepfather. Made stepfather, made worse by the fact her mother refused to believe it was happening until this abuse got Hinako pregnant for ''the second time''. The experience left her with a powerful [[DoesNotLikeMen phobia towards men]].
is the reason she DoesNotLikeMen.
* Creed from ''Manga/BlackCat'' was physically and emotionally abused by his mother (a prostitute) when he was young, causing him to become a DracoInLeatherPants.young.



** By Sora Inoue's own words: "Our mother was a whore, our father a demon. If a child cried, they beat her until she stopped crying. That's the kind of people they were." It's why he ran away upon turning 18, with his 3-year old sister Orihime in tow. After his death, he's unable to let go of Orihime so he returns as a Hollow and tries to kill her.
** Mayuri Kurotsuchi is horribly abusive towards his daughter/lieutenant Nemu, emotionally and physically. In their first major appearance, he's willing to sacrifice her life just to pin Uryuu long enough to kill him and when she lets go in reflex rather than die, he beats her to within an inch of her life. The closest he's ever come to truly acknowledging her as his own [[spoiler:is when she unleashes the full extent of her power in fighting Sternritter C, Pernida Parnkgjas, and then [[LudicrousGibs gets exploded]], which causes Mayuri to have a minor VillainousBreakdown at the fact his "perfect" creation was capable of dying, though he does save her brain and implies he'll remake her again. He fills his promise: the second-to-last manga chapter has a new incernation of Nemu, a little girl named Nemuri Hachigou, and Mayuri treats her ''much'' better than he ever treated the original Nemu]].

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** By Sora Inoue's own words: "Our mother was a whore, our father a demon. If a child cried, they beat her until she stopped crying. That's the kind of people they were." It's why he ran away upon turning 18, eighteen, with his 3-year old sister Orihime sister, Orihime, in tow. After his death, he's unable to let go of Orihime her so he returns as a Hollow and tries to kill her.
** Mayuri Kurotsuchi is horribly abusive towards his daughter/lieutenant Nemu, emotionally and physically. In their first major appearance, he's Mayuri Kurotsuchi is willing to sacrifice her Nemu's life just to pin Uryuu long enough to kill him and when she lets go in reflex rather than die, he beats her to within an inch of her life. The closest he's ever come to truly acknowledging her as his own [[spoiler:is when she unleashes the full extent of her power in fighting Sternritter C, Pernida Parnkgjas, and then [[LudicrousGibs gets exploded]], which causes Mayuri to have a minor VillainousBreakdown at the fact his "perfect" creation was capable of dying, though he does save her brain and implies he'll remake her again. He fills his promise: the second-to-last manga chapter has a new incernation incarnation of Nemu, a little girl named Nemuri Hachigou, and Mayuri treats her ''much'' better than he ever treated the original Nemu]].



** Emperor Charles zi Britannia is an extreme SocialDarwinist who pushes his kids to take dangerous jobs... and subtly encourages them to war with and kill one another to secure their position in the line of succession. Lelouch gets the worst of it, getting disowned, screamed at, and used as a political hostage when he gets angry at Charles for not giving a damn about the assassination of Lelouch's mother or the crippling of his little sister in the same incident. [[spoiler:Late in the series, we learn that Charles actually ''did'' love Lelouch's mother Marianne and considered her children to be his favorites; his abusive attitude, which Marianne supported and went along with, was intended to make Lelouch and Nunnally stronger people. The pair even wanted to get the two kids in on their AssimilationPlot, but Lelouch, having recently crossed over the DespairEventHorizon and having before spent ''the entire series'' fighting against Britannia rejecting such beliefs, was in no mood to hear that all the crap he'd been put through in the last decade was "because Mommy and Daddy love you very much".]] [[spoiler:Nunnally's blindness was not the result of traumatic stress, but because Charles inflicted it upon her with his Geass, ostensibly to protect her by making people think she wasn't a threat (her paraplegia, however, was authentic if deliberately caused as a cover up by their EvilUncle). You better believe Lelouch wasn't happy about that.]]

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** Emperor Charles zi Britannia is an extreme SocialDarwinist who pushes his kids children to take dangerous jobs... and subtly encourages them to war with and kill one another to secure their position in the line of succession. Lelouch gets the worst of it, getting disowned, screamed at, and used as a political hostage when he gets angry at Charles for not giving a damn about the assassination of Lelouch's mother or the crippling of his little sister in the same incident. [[spoiler:Late in the series, we learn that Charles actually ''did'' love Lelouch's mother Marianne and considered her children to be his favorites; his abusive attitude, which Marianne supported and went along with, was intended to make Lelouch and Nunnally stronger people. The pair even wanted to get the two kids in on their AssimilationPlot, but Lelouch, having recently crossed over the DespairEventHorizon and having before spent ''the entire series'' fighting against Britannia rejecting such beliefs, was in no mood to hear that all the crap he'd been put through in the last decade was "because Mommy and Daddy love you very much".]] [[spoiler:Nunnally's blindness was not the result of traumatic stress, but because Charles inflicted it upon her with his Geass, ostensibly to protect her by making people think she wasn't a threat (her paraplegia, however, was authentic if deliberately caused as a cover up by their EvilUncle). You better believe Lelouch wasn't happy about that.]]



* Misae Nohara from ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'' strikes his son Shinnosuke on his head most of the time he misbehaves or pokes fun at her. There are even times when she spanks him whenever he crosses the line. While most of the time it's PlayedForLaughs, some other times can be DisproportionateRetribution.

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* Misae Nohara from ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'' strikes his son Shinnosuke son, Shinnosuke, on his head most of the time he misbehaves or pokes fun at her. There are even times when she spanks him whenever he crosses the line. While most of the time it's PlayedForLaughs, some other times can be DisproportionateRetribution.



* Hisoka Kurosaki of ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'' got this as a result of his parents's fear of his [[TheEmpath ability]] and being a ReplacementGoldfish for his dead sister. Not really helped by how [[spoiler:his family was associated with a certain demon, which rapes his father and forcibly impregnates his mother.]]

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* %%* Hisoka Kurosaki of ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'' got this as a result of his parents's fear of his [[TheEmpath ability]] and being a ReplacementGoldfish for his dead sister. Not really helped by how [[spoiler:his family was associated with a certain demon, which rapes his father and forcibly impregnates his mother.]]



** [[spoiler:Aoba]] was beaten regularly by his older brother, [[spoiler: Izumi]], just because his [[TheUnfavorite brother thought that he wasn't getting as much love as him]], and the poor kid wouldn't fight back. His brother then stated that he went too far with something [[spoiler: that is assumed not to be a physical beating but a sexual one]] and it finally caused [[spoiler: Aoba]] to retaliate and set his room on fire. Even though they live separately now, [[spoiler: Izumi (who has gotten out of jail because of the fight with Yellow Scarves)]] tells Izaya that he plans on [[CainAndAbel killing his]] [[OffingTheOffspring brother for making him suffer.]] Oh, and after all the abuse, [[DeliberatelyCuteChild his brother]] [[CuteAndPsycho didn't really turn out]] [[StepfordSmiler that sane.]]

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** [[spoiler:Aoba]] was beaten regularly by his older brother, [[spoiler: Izumi]], [[spoiler:Izumi]], just because his [[TheUnfavorite brother thought that he wasn't getting as much love as him]], and the poor kid wouldn't fight back. His brother then stated that he went too far with something [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that is assumed not to be a physical beating but a sexual one]] and it finally caused [[spoiler: Aoba]] [[spoiler:Aoba]] to retaliate and set his room on fire. Even though they live separately now, [[spoiler: Izumi [[spoiler:Izumi (who has gotten out of jail because of the fight with Yellow Scarves)]] tells Izaya that he plans on [[CainAndAbel killing his]] [[OffingTheOffspring brother for making him suffer.]] Oh, and after all the abuse, [[DeliberatelyCuteChild his brother]] [[CuteAndPsycho didn't really turn out]] [[StepfordSmiler that sane.]]



** Another example would be manga-only character Nozomi, who play the more traditional scenario of an abusive father who abuses his daughter to keep her from pursuing her dream (in her case, singing, like her mother before her). Interestingly enough, this case turns out to be an act of [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentiones extremism]] on the father's part, for he didn't want her to end up losing her voice and killing herself like her mother did (turns out both suffer from a condition known as "Soprno Dramatico"). This however, has the nasty consequence of having Nozomi almost devoid of self-esteem and with urinary incontinence that makes her wet herself upon slightly stressful situations.

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** Another example would be manga-only character Nozomi, who play the more traditional scenario of an abusive father who abuses his daughter to keep her from pursuing her dream (in her case, singing, like her mother before her). Interestingly enough, this case turns out to be an act of [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentiones well-intentioned extremism]] on the father's part, for he didn't want her to end up losing her voice and killing herself like her mother did (turns out both suffer from a condition known as "Soprno "Soprano Dramatico"). This however, has the nasty consequence of having Nozomi almost devoid of self-esteem and with urinary incontinence that makes her wet herself upon slightly stressful situations.



** Momiji is [[spoiler:rejected straight from birth by his mentally-unstable mother. She was prone to screaming and throwing things in despair, eventually driving herself to madness and appealing to have her memories erased. She told the doctor, Hatori, that she rejected ever giving birth to such a creature... in front of Momiji. He then lived with Hatori and was visited by his father occasionally, but forbade to see his beloved younger sister Momo. It's hinted in the manga, though, that his dad is starting to ease up and may let him meet up with Momo some time later, when they're older.]]

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** Momiji is [[spoiler:rejected straight from birth by his mentally-unstable mentally unstable mother. She was prone to screaming and throwing things in despair, eventually driving herself to madness and appealing to have her memories erased. She told the doctor, Hatori, that she rejected ever giving birth to such a creature... in front of Momiji. He then lived with Hatori and was visited by his father occasionally, but forbade to see his beloved younger sister Momo. It's hinted in the manga, though, that his dad is starting to ease up and may let him meet up with Momo some time later, when they're older.]]



** Most of the other Zodiac members [[ParentsAsPeople express a rift between them and their parents to a less dramatic extent]] (like WholesomeCrossdresser Ritsu and his mother Meshou, who genuinely loves him but is [[MyBelovedSmother asphixiatingly overprotective]] and just as much of a ShrinkingViolet as she is, and Kisa's mother who is overprotective and extremely insecure but basically well-intentioned), but only two children, Hiro and Kagura, can claim healthy, normal relationships with their parents.

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** Most of the other Zodiac members [[ParentsAsPeople express a rift between them and their parents to a less dramatic extent]] (like WholesomeCrossdresser Ritsu and his mother Meshou, who genuinely loves him but is [[MyBelovedSmother asphixiatingly asphyxiating overprotective]] and just as much of a ShrinkingViolet as she is, and Kisa's mother who is overprotective and extremely insecure but basically well-intentioned), but only two children, Hiro and Kagura, can claim healthy, normal relationships with their parents.



** This is implied to have been part of Riza Hawkeye's backstory; she tells Roy Mustang in a flashback that her father, who doubled as Roy's alchemy teacher, was "a terrifying man." The exact nature of his abuses are not made clear, but one thing is known for sure: [[spoiler:he used her as the HumanNotepad for his research on flame alchemy]] when she was younger than eighteen. The father's only "redeeming trait" was asking Roy to take Riza in and protect her in his FamousLastWords, and he probably did it more [[spoiler: to ensure his research wouldn't be lost]] than for Riza's sake.
** All three of Hohenheim's kids in the first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime. [[spoiler:Envy]] definitely takes the cake, as while Ed and Al had Hohenheim merely pull a ParentalAbandonment and were left with a very loving mother [[spoiler: since Hohenheim realized his huge fuck up and didn't want them to be in danger]], [[spoiler:Envy was stuck with his mother [[BigBad Dante]], who only cared about herself and treated Envy as a tool.]]
* In ''Manga/FutureDiary'' Yuno Gasai had a ControlFreak mother who measured everything she did from how many hours she got to sleep to how many calories she had a day. She also kept her in a cage and starved her in an effort to raise her to be a model person and ignored her whenever she begged them to let her out. She eventually [[spoiler: trapped both her parents in the cage and starved them to the point that they died]]. If you want to know why Yuno is so [[{{Yandere}} messed up in the head]], look no further.

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** This is implied to have been part of Implied. Riza Hawkeye's backstory; she Hawkeye tells Roy Mustang in a flashback that her father, who doubled as Roy's alchemy teacher, was "a terrifying man." The exact nature of his abuses are not made clear, but one thing is known for sure: [[spoiler:he used her as the HumanNotepad for his research on flame alchemy]] when she was younger than eighteen. The father's only "redeeming trait" was asking Roy to take Riza in and protect her in his FamousLastWords, and he probably did it more [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to ensure his research wouldn't be lost]] than for Riza's sake.
** All three of Hohenheim's kids in the first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime. [[spoiler:Envy]] definitely takes the cake, as while Ed and Al had Hohenheim merely pull a ParentalAbandonment and were left with a very loving mother [[spoiler: since [[spoiler:since Hohenheim realized his huge fuck up and didn't want them to be in danger]], [[spoiler:Envy was stuck with his mother [[BigBad Dante]], who only cared about herself and treated Envy as a tool.]]
* In ''Manga/FutureDiary'' Yuno Gasai had a ControlFreak mother who measured everything she did from how many hours she got to sleep to how many calories she had a day. She also kept her in a cage and starved her in an effort to raise her to be a model person and ignored her whenever she begged them to let her out. She eventually [[spoiler: trapped [[spoiler:trapped both her parents in the cage and starved them to the point that they died]]. If you want to know why Yuno is so [[{{Yandere}} messed up in the head]], look no further.



* ''Manga/GoldenKamuy'':
** Yasaku Edogai's mother apparently castrated him at one point. His father was not abusive, but he was murdered for it.
** Zigzagged with Wilk. He put Asirpa through TrainingFromHell with the secret intent of [[spoiler:grooming her into becoming a freedom fighter waging war against the Japanese government for the Ainu]]. Judging from what is shown in the series, it involved telling her to hunt a bear alone when she was seven or younger. Despite this, he was an [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest otherwise loving and supporting father]] and it's implied that he did what he did because he trusted her exceptional abilities as a hunter and a survivalist, rather than abusing her for the kicks.



* Common plot element in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. Angelica in particular, since [[spoiler: her father ''ran her over with his car'' to collect her insurance. She survived, but barely.]].

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* Common plot element in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. Angelica in particular, since [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her father ''ran her over with his car'' to collect her insurance. She survived, but barely.]].



* ''Anime/JinzoKonchuKabutoBorg'': Big [=Bang/Taiki=] Amanogawa put Ginga through such a TrainingFromHell all night that the child ran away from home at the age of four. In episode 33, when posing as a girl, he throws stones at Ryūsei alongside other people.

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* ''Anime/JinzoKonchuKabutoBorg'': Zigzagged with Big [=Bang/Taiki=] Bang/Taiki Amanogawa from ''Anime/JinzoKonchuKabutoBorgVXV''. He put Ginga through such a TrainingFromHell all night that the child Ginga ran away from home at the age of four. When planning to send Ryūsei many lookalikes, he horrifies even his NumberTwo with the idea that if one of them wins, then he will replace the real one. In episode 33, when posing as a girl, he throws stones at falsely accuses Ryūsei of stalking and calls the angry mob to punish the boy alongside other people.him by stoning. That said, he does care about both his sons, as demonstrated when he expresses genuine pride in their growth.



** Dio Brando's father was a deadbeat alcoholic who emotionally abused his wife and son (along with implied physical abuse). Dio ends up [[SelfMadeOrphan killing his father]] [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas as revenge for his mom's death]], and later becomes one of the most evil bastards in all of anime/manga.
** His son, Giorno, also has a rather abusive step father and neglectful mother, but thanks to Giorno saving a gangster from death with his subconscious use of his stand ability, everything started to change and he went onto become a good man [[spoiler:just like his biological father, Jonathan, and if ASB is of anything, Dio himself.]]
* Several of Creator/KaoriYuki's works feature AbusiveParents.
** Rin's mother and Ian's father in ''Manga/FairyCube''.
** Alexis, Cain and Jizabel's father, in ''Manga/CountCain'' a.k.a. ''Godchild''. Physical, emotional, strongly implied sexual abuse...
** Adrian's mother in ''BoysNextDoor''.

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** Dio Brando's father Dario Brando was a deadbeat alcoholic who emotionally abused his wife and son son, Dio, (along with implied physical abuse). Dio ends up [[SelfMadeOrphan killing his father]] him]] [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas as revenge for his mom's death]], and later becomes one of the most evil bastards in all of anime/manga.
mother's death]].
** His son, Giorno, also has a rather abusive step father stepfather and neglectful mother, but thanks to Giorno saving a gangster from death with his subconscious use of his stand ability, everything started to change and he went onto become a good man [[spoiler:just like his biological father, Jonathan, and if ASB is of anything, Dio himself.]]
* Several of Creator/KaoriYuki's works feature AbusiveParents.
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Rin's mother and Ian's father in ''Manga/FairyCube''.
** %%** Alexis, Cain and Jizabel's father, in ''Manga/CountCain'' a.k.a. ''Godchild''. Physical, emotional, strongly implied sexual abuse...
** %%** Adrian's mother in ''BoysNextDoor''.



* Soichiro Arima from ''Manga/KareKano'' had a mother who beat him badly on an almost daily basis and if she wasn't, it was because she left him alone for days on end as he slowly starved, locked in a house with barely any food. He never received any sort of affection and if he wasn't being beaten or neglected he was being verbally abused. [[spoiler: When he was still three his mother eventually decided that is was enough and left him alone completely. When he was so sick and malnourished he could barely move and was close to death, she returned just to check if he had died yet, ''kicked'' him across the room when he begged for help and left once again, intending to leave him to die a slow and painful death.]] He was luckily adopted by his aunt and uncle who raised him as a son [[spoiler: by request of his biological father Reiji, who found baby Soichirou right before he died]].

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* Soichiro Arima from ''Manga/KareKano'' had a mother who beat him badly on an almost daily basis and if she wasn't, it was because she left him alone for days on end as he slowly starved, locked in a house with barely any food. He never received any sort of affection and if he wasn't being beaten or neglected he was being verbally abused. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When he was still three his mother eventually decided that is was enough and left him alone completely. When he was so sick and malnourished he could barely move and was close to death, she returned just to check if he had died yet, ''kicked'' him across the room when he begged for help and left once again, intending to leave him to die a slow and painful death.]] He was luckily adopted by his aunt and uncle who raised him as a son [[spoiler: by [[spoiler:by request of his biological father Reiji, who found baby Soichirou right before he died]].



** Auguste himself suffered both physical and sexual abuse at the hands of [[spoiler:his much-older stepbrother]] and at one point [[spoiler: he tried to kill Auguste by burning him after discovering that he was sleeping with his wife, but it left him with [[GoodScarsEvilScars a rather nasty scar]].]] And it's also revealed that [[spoiler:that his stepbrother raped him when he was younger.]]

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** Auguste himself suffered both physical and sexual abuse at the hands of [[spoiler:his much-older stepbrother]] and at one point [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he tried to kill Auguste by burning him after discovering that he was sleeping with his wife, but it left him with [[GoodScarsEvilScars a rather nasty scar]].]] And it's also revealed that [[spoiler:that his stepbrother raped him when he was younger.]]



* From ''Kodomo no Jikan'':

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* One of oldest example is "Kyojin no Hoshi" (Star of the Giants), pivtured above. Ittetsu Hoshi, the father of the protagonist, was once a 3rd baseman until he was injured in World War II and was forced to retire. He became totally consumed with the idea of bringing up his son Hyuuma to be a first-class player using TrainingFromHell (the most iconic part of the training was a special spring-loaded harness Hyuuma wore beneath his) and is always cold and rigid towards his son. When he believes that fame is hurting the career of Hyuuma, he becomes the coach of son's rival to cause his defeat. Is nearly an ArchnemesisDad to Hyuuma.
* Niki from ''Legend of the Overfiend'' was shown to have abusive alcoholic parents who beat him on a regular basis. This eventually drives him to kill them.
* Misaki Aoyagi, Ritsuka's mentally unstable mother in ''Manga/{{Loveless}}'', abuses her remaining son after the eldest one, Seimei, dies in very odd circumstances. While the anime mostly implies the abuse, showing her screaming and throwing things and one brief silhouette of her strangling him, the manga goes into almost graphic detail with the maddened Misaki hitting, biting, stabbing (with a fork), and trying to drown her 12-year-old son, all the while screaming about how he's not her real child, how she wants the "true Ritsuka" to come back, and how she should have had him aborted. And it's eventually revealed that Misaki actually starts beating Ritsuka ''before'' Seimei died. The reason Misaki started beating Ritsuka was because, at age 10, Ritsuka's personality changed completely, causing Misaki to claim that he wasn't her son. When he was alive ([[spoiler:or rather, before he was thought to be dead]]), Seimei would protect Ritsuka from Misaki when she went into a rage, and would tend to his wounds when he wasn't there to protect him. And as far as their father goes, there's a shot of his father standing by the door ''while she's beating Ritsuka'' at one point, and very early in the manga there is an occasion where Ritsuka's father grabs Misaki and instructs Ritsuka to run while he holds her back. The implication is that the father spent all his time at work, probably because his home life was so unpleasant.
** Soubi also suffered sexual abuse at the hands of his teacher Ritsu, who, though not technically his father, was the man responsible for raising him after he was orphaned and therefore as close to a parent as he had.

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* One of oldest example is "Kyojin no Hoshi" (Star of the Giants), pivtured above. ''Manga/KyojinNoHoshi'': Ittetsu Hoshi, the father of the protagonist, Hoshi was once a 3rd baseman until he was injured in World War II and was forced to retire. He became totally consumed with the idea of bringing up his son Hyuuma son, Hyuuma, to be a first-class player using TrainingFromHell (the most iconic part of the training was a special spring-loaded harness Hyuuma wore beneath his) and is always cold and rigid towards his son. When he believes that fame is hurting the career of Hyuuma, he becomes the coach of son's rival to cause his defeat. Is nearly an ArchnemesisDad to Hyuuma.
defeat.
* Niki from ''Legend of the Overfiend'' was shown to have had abusive alcoholic parents who beat him on a regular basis. This eventually drives him to kill them.
* ''Manga/{{Loveless}}'':
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Misaki Aoyagi, Ritsuka's mentally unstable mother in ''Manga/{{Loveless}}'', mother, abuses her remaining son after the eldest one, Seimei, dies in very odd circumstances. While the anime mostly implies the abuse, showing her screaming and throwing things and one brief silhouette of her strangling him, the manga goes into almost graphic detail with the maddened Misaki hitting, biting, stabbing (with a fork), and trying to drown her 12-year-old son, all the while screaming about how he's not her real child, how she wants the "true Ritsuka" to come back, and how she should have had him aborted. And it's eventually revealed that Misaki actually starts beating Ritsuka ''before'' Seimei died. The reason Misaki started beating Ritsuka was because, at age 10, Ritsuka's personality changed completely, causing Misaki to claim that he wasn't her son. When he was alive ([[spoiler:or rather, before he was thought to be dead]]), Seimei would protect Ritsuka from Misaki when she went into a rage, and would tend to his wounds when he wasn't there to protect him. And as far as their father goes, there's a shot of his father standing by the door ''while she's beating Ritsuka'' at one point, and very early in the manga there is an occasion where Ritsuka's father grabs Misaki and instructs Ritsuka to run while he holds her back. The implication is that the father spent all his time at work, probably because his home life was so unpleasant.
** Soubi also suffered sexual abuse at the hands of his teacher by Ritsu, who, though not technically his father, was the man responsible for raising who raised him after he was orphaned and therefore as close to a parent as he had.orphaned.



* [[spoiler:Kira]] from the manga ''Manga/{{Mars}}'' [[spoiler: was raped by her stepfather, causing her to gain a fear and dislike for men in general. It gets worse when her mother, who is unable to support the two of them anymore and still technically married to her stepfather because he never agreed to a divorce, has the two ''move back in'' with the stepfather, well aware of what he did to her daughter.]]

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* [[spoiler:Kira]] from the manga ''Manga/{{Mars}}'' [[spoiler: was [[spoiler:was raped by her stepfather, causing her to gain a fear and dislike for men in general. It gets worse when her mother, who is unable to support the two of them anymore and still technically married to her stepfather because he never agreed to a divorce, has the two ''move back in'' with the stepfather, well aware of what he did to her daughter.]]



* ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'': Being an hiliarious deconstruction of the FightingSeries, offers a subversion of this trope because Miki Onimaru is not a child, but a WomanChild, and when her mother punishes her is by a very violent CurbStompBattle. Also Miki is TheSlacker and TheBully, so [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop her mother is always justified]].

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* ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'': Being an hiliarious hilarious deconstruction of the FightingSeries, offers a subversion of this trope because Miki Onimaru is not a child, but a WomanChild, and when her mother punishes her is by a very violent CurbStompBattle. Also Miki is TheSlacker and TheBully, so [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop her mother is always justified]].



** PlayedForLaughs with [[spoiler: Monkey D. Garp]] and Luffy. The former used many tricks to strengthen his grandson, including tossing him into a bottomless ravine, leaving him in the jungle at night and tying balloons to him to make him fly. It's also clear that [[spoiler: Garp]] sincerely cared for Luffy and [[ToughLove wanted to]] [[TrainingFromHell toughen him up]], rather than abusing him for the kicks.
** Vinsmoke Judge, on the other hand, is NOT in the least played for laughs in regards of his horrible treatment of his third son, [[spoiler: Sanji]]. Hating his son's empathy and compassion and the fact that he [[spoiler: is still a normal human after Judge's genetic experiments on his children]], he encourages his other children to beat him down with only his daughter being reluctant to do so ([[spoiler: plus later it's revealed that he ''did'' have [[EmotionSuppression their empathy removed]] to make them his {{tyke bomb}}s, basically being the reason why the boys are {{royal brats}}]]), and then eventually, locks him in a cell. Years after his son's escape, Judge kidnaps him from his new life to use him as nothing more than a bargaining chip for his schemes of power with Big Mom. [[spoiler: Sanji]] emphatically tells Judge he utterly hates him and does not consider him to be his father, the feeling of which is mutual.
** Charlotte Linlin aka Big Mom has ''many'' children, but not only she encourages their worst traits, recruits them in their crew and/or forces them in {{arranged marriage}}s (even if some of them [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage have worked well]]), if they ever try defying her she will treat them as absolute crap. i.e. she killed her son Moscato when he tried to stop one of her hunger-induced {{Unstoppable Rage}}s, [[spoiler: beated the Hell outta her daughter Chiffon for looking too much like her sister Lola aka the only of her kids who openly defied her]], and [[spoiler: psychologically abused her [[ParentalFavoritism "favorite child"]] Pudding ever since she was a little girl, only valuing her for the power inside her ThirdEye and helping shape her into the AxCrazy BitchInSheepsClothing [[UsedtoBeASweetKid she'd become]].]]

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** PlayedForLaughs with [[spoiler: Monkey [[spoiler:Monkey D. Garp]] and Luffy. The former used many tricks to strengthen his grandson, including tossing him into a bottomless ravine, leaving him in the jungle at night and tying balloons to him to make him fly. It's also clear that [[spoiler: Garp]] [[spoiler:Garp]] sincerely cared for Luffy and [[ToughLove wanted to]] [[TrainingFromHell toughen him up]], rather than abusing him for the kicks.
** Vinsmoke Judge, on the other hand, is NOT in the least played for laughs in regards of his horrible treatment of his third son, [[spoiler: Sanji]]. [[spoiler:Sanji]]. Hating his son's empathy and compassion and the fact that he [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is still a normal human after Judge's genetic experiments on his children]], he encourages his other children to beat him down with only his daughter being reluctant to do so ([[spoiler: plus ([[spoiler:plus later it's revealed that he ''did'' have [[EmotionSuppression their empathy removed]] to make them his {{tyke bomb}}s, basically being the reason why the boys are {{royal brats}}]]), and then eventually, locks him in a cell. Years after his son's escape, Judge kidnaps him from his new life to use him as nothing more than a bargaining chip for his schemes of power with Big Mom. [[spoiler: Sanji]] [[spoiler:Sanji]] emphatically tells Judge he utterly hates him and does not consider him to be his father, the feeling of which is mutual.
** Charlotte Linlin aka Big Mom has ''many'' children, but not only she encourages their worst traits, recruits them in their crew and/or forces them in {{arranged marriage}}s (even if some of them [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage have worked well]]), if they ever try defying her she will treat them as absolute crap. i.e. she killed her son Moscato when he tried to stop one of her hunger-induced {{Unstoppable Rage}}s, [[spoiler: beated [[spoiler:beated the Hell outta her daughter Chiffon for looking too much like her sister Lola aka the only of her kids who openly defied her]], and [[spoiler: psychologically [[spoiler:psychologically abused her [[ParentalFavoritism "favorite child"]] Pudding ever since she was a little girl, only valuing her for the power inside her ThirdEye and helping shape her into the AxCrazy BitchInSheepsClothing [[UsedtoBeASweetKid she'd become]].]]



* In the anime adaption of ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', Kyouya's father Yoshio is introduced - via a flashback - as someone who has very high expectations of him. What stands the most is Yoshio [[spoiler: slapping Kyouya in front of the host club, their customers, and the customers' parents. This causes quite a stir, especially as it was hard enough to knock Kyouya to his knees, after his glasses. It's also heavily implied that it isn't the first time Yoshio has hit Kyouya - Yoshio's brief interaction with Tamaki's father Yuzuru, as well as how Kyouya brushed away the concerns of the host club, is pretty sttong evidence of that fact.]]

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* In the anime adaption of ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', Kyouya's father Yoshio is introduced - via a flashback - as someone who has very high expectations of him. What stands the most is Yoshio [[spoiler: slapping [[spoiler:slapping Kyouya in front of the host club, their customers, and the customers' parents. This causes quite a stir, especially as it was hard enough to knock Kyouya to his knees, after his glasses. It's also heavily implied that it isn't the first time Yoshio has hit Kyouya - Yoshio's brief interaction with Tamaki's father Yuzuru, as well as how Kyouya brushed away the concerns of the host club, is pretty sttong evidence of that fact.]]



** Kyouko Sakura counts. [[spoiler: Her father started as a good guy, but went crazy enough to kill the whole family after he learned that his followers to his church were only coming because Kyuubey compelled them to by Kyouko's wish, and not from actual interest. The only reason she lived was because as a Magical Girl, she was technically already ''dead'' and could not be killed in normal fashion.]]

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** Kyouko Sakura counts. [[spoiler: Her [[spoiler:Her father started as a good guy, but went crazy enough to kill the whole family after he learned that his followers to his church were only coming because Kyuubey compelled them to by Kyouko's wish, and not from actual interest. The only reason she lived was because as a Magical Girl, she was technically already ''dead'' and could not be killed in normal fashion.]]



*** Ironically enough, he may be the less abusive parent compared to his wife, Nodoka. While Genma manipulates Ranma for his own personal gain, he still attempts to protect Ranma throughout his life. Nodoka, on the other hand, does love and care for Ranma, but is a CloudCuckooLander who is completely determined to carry out the {{seppuku}} contract she and Genma had Ranma sign when he was just a baby. Even though she wants to see her son and desperately want to see him, she will kill him if she doesn't find him manly. [[spoiler: After she discovers Ranma's a GenderBender and determines that his actions are still manly enough for the contract, she deems the curse isn't a failure in and of itself, but she is still perfectly willing to carry out the Seppeku ritual if she feels that his conduct isn't satisfactory]]... Yeah, Ranma's family is [[DysfunctionalFamily pretty screwed up.]]

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*** Ironically enough, he may be the less abusive parent compared to his wife, Nodoka. While Genma manipulates Ranma for his own personal gain, he still attempts to protect Ranma throughout his life. Nodoka, on the other hand, does love and care for Ranma, but is a CloudCuckooLander who is completely determined to carry out the {{seppuku}} contract she and Genma had Ranma sign when he was just a baby. Even though she wants to see her son and desperately want to see him, she will kill him if she doesn't find him manly. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After she discovers Ranma's a GenderBender and determines that his actions are still manly enough for the contract, she deems the curse isn't a failure in and of itself, but she is still perfectly willing to carry out the Seppeku ritual if she feels that his conduct isn't satisfactory]]... Yeah, Ranma's family is [[DysfunctionalFamily pretty screwed up.]]



* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' - Part this, part [[WickedStepMother Evil Step Parents]]--[[TheDragon Soujirou]] was horribly battered and mistreated as a slave by his much older half-brother and his family [[HeroicBastard for having been born to a mistress]], and became a StepfordSmiler to deal with the abuse. He eventually snapped and [[SelfMadeOrphan killed them in self-defense]] when [[spoiler: he learnt that they planned to kill him and blame his death on Makoto Shishio, then a runaway from justice. However, Shishio [[EvilMentor had taken Soujiro under his wing already]] and convinced the kid to kill them and then leave with him...]]

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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' - Part this, part [[WickedStepMother Evil Step Parents]]--[[TheDragon Soujirou]] was horribly battered and mistreated as a slave by his much older half-brother and his family [[HeroicBastard for having been born to a mistress]], and became a StepfordSmiler to deal with the abuse. He eventually snapped and [[SelfMadeOrphan killed them in self-defense]] when [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he learnt that they planned to kill him and blame his death on Makoto Shishio, then a runaway from justice. However, Shishio [[EvilMentor had taken Soujiro under his wing already]] and convinced the kid to kill them and then leave with him...]]



* In the manga ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'', self-proclaimed mermaid Umino's [[{{Jerkass}} rockstar father]] Masachika clearly fits into the emotionally abusive category, often shouting at his teenaged daughter and once leaving her behind in a grocery store parking lot simply because a defective shopping cart made him angry. Later it's seen that she is also physically abused, and [[spoiler: her father eventually beats her so badly that [[OffingTheOffspring he kills her]] and tries to hide the body, which Nagisa and her brother find dismembered in the nearby mountains.]]

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* In the manga ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'', self-proclaimed mermaid Umino's [[{{Jerkass}} rockstar father]] Masachika clearly fits into the emotionally abusive category, often shouting at his teenaged daughter and once leaving her behind in a grocery store parking lot simply because a defective shopping cart made him angry. Later it's seen that she is also physically abused, and [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her father eventually beats her so badly that [[OffingTheOffspring he kills her]] and tries to hide the body, which Nagisa and her brother find dismembered in the nearby mountains.]]



* There is something unsettling about Kyouko's mother in ''Manga/SkipBeat''. The few scenes we see of her is when she is openly berating her then six-years-old daughter for not being academically perfect, and then ignoring her. Next we know, Kyouko is living most of her "family" life with Shou's family, the Fuwas, who are quite cold to her [[spoiler:while planning to make her either marry Shou or shape her into the heiress to their ''ryokan'']] but she still sees them as warmer than her mom. By the time Kyouko has snapped out her pathological search of affection and is trying to live in another city, it has become more than obvious that Mrs. Mogami ''just plainly doesn't care for her'', not even to seek fame because of Kyouko's increasingly notoriety.

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* There is something unsettling about Kyouko's mother in ''Manga/SkipBeat''. The few scenes we see of her is when she is openly berating her then six-years-old six-year-old daughter for not being academically perfect, and then ignoring her. Next we know, Kyouko is living most of her "family" life with Shou's family, the Fuwas, who are quite cold to her [[spoiler:while planning to make her either marry Shou or shape her into the heiress to their ''ryokan'']] but she still sees them as warmer than her mom. By the time Kyouko has snapped out her pathological search of affection and is trying to live in another city, it has become more than obvious that Mrs. Mogami ''just plainly doesn't care for her'', not even to seek fame because of Kyouko's increasingly notoriety.



* In ''Anime/SpeedGrapher'', heroine Kagura experiences a number of forms of abuse. Her mother, Shinzen underfeeds and generally mistreats her, is cruelly insulting, and is shown slapping her on a couple of occasions, since she has hated Kagura almost from birth because [[spoiler:Shinzen's doctor and husband/Kagura's father ran out on them when Shinzen was still pregnant]]. Also, Suitengu having Kagura be the "goddess" at his club, with Shinzen's approval, is pretty damned close to sexual abuse, given that her role is to kiss a bunch of creepy perverts. She ''seriously'' lucked out whe one of the guys she kisses, Saiga, turns out to be an AntiHero [[IOweYouMyLife who decides to return the favor by protecting her from Shinzen]].
** Two of Suitengu's debtors shown in the series committed FinancialAbuse -- the first smashed his son's piggy bank to try and pay part of the debt, and the latter was going to try to sell his daughter to Suitengu (also some sexual abuse, given that he did this because of a mistaken impression that Suitengu was a pedophile. [[spoiler: Too bad he pressed Suitengu's biggest BerserkButton (sexual abuse of children) and ended up dead]]).

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* In ''Anime/SpeedGrapher'', heroine Kagura experiences a number of forms of abuse. Her mother, Shinzen underfeeds and generally mistreats her, is cruelly insulting, and is shown slapping her on a couple of occasions, since she has hated Kagura almost from birth because [[spoiler:Shinzen's doctor and husband/Kagura's father ran out on them when Shinzen was still pregnant]]. Also, Suitengu having Kagura be the "goddess" at his club, with Shinzen's approval, is pretty damned close to sexual abuse, given that her role is to kiss a bunch of creepy perverts. She ''seriously'' lucked out whe when one of the guys she kisses, Saiga, turns out to be an AntiHero [[IOweYouMyLife who decides to return the favor by protecting her from Shinzen]].
** Two of Suitengu's debtors shown in the series committed FinancialAbuse -- the first smashed his son's piggy bank to try and pay part of the debt, and the latter was going to try to sell his daughter to Suitengu (also some sexual abuse, given that he did this because of a mistaken impression that Suitengu was a pedophile. [[spoiler: Too [[spoiler:Too bad he pressed Suitengu's biggest BerserkButton (sexual abuse of children) and ended up dead]]).



** [[spoiler: Miyu dramatically demands her mother's attention in the first season only to continue getting the cold shoulder with a harsh response of "I see the man who left me in you"]].

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** [[spoiler: Miyu [[spoiler:Miyu dramatically demands her mother's attention in the first season only to continue getting the cold shoulder with a harsh response of "I see the man who left me in you"]].



* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': After the death of his mother, [[TheHero Kaneki]] moved in with his aunt, who resented the fact that he was academically better than her own son and did such things as throwing away his books ForTheEvulz; eventually, she just stopped feeding him, instead giving him money to buy his own food. To add insult to injury, it's revealed in the sequel series that [[spoiler: Kaneki's mother, who he had previously described as gentle and kind, was in fact prone to flying into rages and beating him, with Kaneki having [[RepressedMemories repressed his memories]] of her doing so]].

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': After the death of his mother, [[TheHero Kaneki]] moved in with his aunt, who resented the fact that he was academically better than her own son and did such things as throwing away his books ForTheEvulz; eventually, she just stopped feeding him, instead giving him money to buy his own food. To add insult to injury, it's revealed in the sequel series that [[spoiler: Kaneki's [[spoiler:Kaneki's mother, who he had previously described as gentle and kind, was in fact prone to flying into rages and beating him, with Kaneki having [[RepressedMemories repressed his memories]] of her doing so]].



** Malik's father cuts scars/tattoos into his back as part of a coming-of-age ritual, ignores his eldest daugher Isis, and uses his adopted brother Riishid, as a whipping boy. [[spoiler: Malik's alter-ego gets [[SelfMadeOrphan revenge]]]].

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** Malik's father cuts scars/tattoos into his back as part of a coming-of-age ritual, ignores his eldest daugher daughter, Isis, and uses his adopted brother brother, Riishid, as a whipping boy. [[spoiler: Malik's [[spoiler:Malik's alter-ego gets [[SelfMadeOrphan revenge]]]].



* In the manga version of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Mukuro's stepfather had her outfitted at ''birth'' with cybernetics that allowed him to use her as his obedient SexSlave. Which he did the ''moment'' it was finished. He raped her constantly throughout her childhood until she finally mutilated herself with acid so that he wouldn't want to touch her any more, whereupon he threw her out and abandoned her. And did we mention that he implanted an artifical memory of him having once treated her with kindness, so she would never be able to bring herself to kill him no matter how cruel he was? In the end, [[spoiler:Hiei obtains a demonic plant called a "pseudocreature" from Kurama and uses it on him, turning him into [[AndIMustScream an immobile half-plant thing that can still feel everything, but will regenerate any wound except for the destruction of its brain]]. He then gives him to her as a birthday present -- and as well as telling her that her memory of his kindness was a fake, so she is now truly able to do whatever she wants to.]]
* ''Anime/YuGiOhARCV'': Reira Akaba suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, and goes into [[EmptyShell a dissociative state]] as a survival mechanism. Himika, their adoptive mother, fully takes advantage of this and uses Reira as an obedient tool against the BigBad. She's also heavily implied to be very strict and unforgiving of any weaknesses from Reira. Tellingly, the sight of their mother nearly causes Reira to become a NervousWreck. [[spoiler: She later comes to regret her treatment of Reira after their HeroicSacrifice, and becomes a more caring mother for the reborn Reira.]]

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* In the manga version of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Mukuro's stepfather had her outfitted at ''birth'' with cybernetics that allowed him to use her as his obedient SexSlave. Which he did the ''moment'' it was finished. He raped her constantly throughout her childhood until she finally mutilated herself with acid so that he wouldn't want to touch her any more, whereupon he threw her out and abandoned her. And did we mention that he implanted an artifical artificial memory of him having once treated her with kindness, so she would never be able to bring herself to kill him no matter how cruel he was? In the end, [[spoiler:Hiei obtains a demonic plant called a "pseudocreature" "pseudo creature" from Kurama and uses it on him, turning him into [[AndIMustScream an immobile half-plant thing that can still feel everything, but will regenerate any wound except for the destruction of its brain]]. He then gives him to her as a birthday present -- and as well as telling her that her memory of his kindness was a fake, so she is now truly able to do whatever she wants to.]]
* ''Anime/YuGiOhARCV'': Reira Akaba suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, and goes into [[EmptyShell a dissociative state]] as a survival mechanism. Himika, their adoptive mother, fully takes advantage of this and uses Reira as an obedient tool against the BigBad. She's also heavily implied to be very strict and unforgiving of any weaknesses from Reira. Tellingly, the sight of their mother nearly causes Reira to become a NervousWreck. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She later comes to regret her treatment of Reira after their HeroicSacrifice, and becomes a more caring mother for the reborn Reira.]]



** [[spoiler:Tetsuo]]'s mom once tried to leave him to die because he's a trans man and she didn't accept that, wanting him to be a feminine lady.
* Sherry Belmont's mother from ''Manga/ZatchBell''. It's hinted in the flashbacks that whenever she tried her best at something to please her (like playing the piano), she snapped at her for the slightest mistake. She abandons Sherry for stealing the family jewel (which she didn't) and hasn't seen her since. Sherry was about to kill herself because of the abuse before her friend Koko came along. At least some things get better for her later.

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** [[spoiler:Tetsuo]]'s mom mother once tried to leave him to die because he's a trans man and she didn't accept that, wanting him to be a feminine lady.
* Sherry Belmont's mother from ''Manga/ZatchBell''. It's hinted in the flashbacks that whenever she tried her best at something to please her (like playing the piano), she snapped at her for the slightest mistake. She abandons Sherry for stealing the family jewel (which jewel, which she didn't) didn't, and hasn't seen her since. Sherry was about to kill herself because of the abuse before her friend Koko came along. At least some things get better for her later.
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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':

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* ''Anime/JinzoKonchuKabutoBorg'': Big [=Bang/Taiki=] Amanogawa put Ginga through such a TrainingFromHell all night that the child ran away from home at the age of four. In episode 33, when posing as a girl, he throws stones at Ryūsei alongside other people.
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* Ragyo Kiryuin in ''Anime/KillLaKill'' is quite possibly one of the worst parents in anime and manga. She's quite emotionally abusive, but that's not the most horrible part about her-- she has NoSenseOfPersonalSpace when it comes to her daughter, Satsuki. As in, she ''[[ParentalIncest molests her repeatedly]]'', probably since she was 5 years old, [[spoiler:up to and including groping her and "purifying" her while she was naked and in a bath, and removing her ThongOfShielding (ItMakesSenseInContext) by touching her crotch. She also has no qualms about using physical abuse as well, delivering a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to Satsuki that was probably the first bit of FamilyUnfriendlyViolence in the series. She saw Satsuki's newborn younger sister, Ryuko Matoi, as little more than a guinea pig, and simply dropped her down the garbage chute when the experiments seemingly failed. We say seemingly because the girl actually survived, only to ([[BeatStillMyHeart literally]]) have her heart ripped out when Ragyo met her for the first time. And after that, she throws the battered Satsuki into a cage in a torture chamber and repeatedly spanks her in the worst way possible so that Satsuki can be a better LivingBattery for her planned superweapon. And after that, she ''brainwashes'' her other daughter with false memories, ''sews'' the superpowered uniform Satsuki wore onto her (ItMakesSenseInContext) and has a ''threesome'' with her to round it off, before sending her to fight and kill Satsuki and her companions. When Ragyo realizes she's subconsciously hesitating to kill Ryuko due to still having some infinitesimal bit of humanity left within her, she immediately resolves to rid herself of it and goes for the kill.]]

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* Ragyo Kiryuin in ''Anime/KillLaKill'' is quite possibly one of the worst parents in anime and manga. She's quite emotionally abusive, but that's not the most horrible part about her-- she her--she has NoSenseOfPersonalSpace when it comes to her daughter, Satsuki. As in, she ''[[ParentalIncest molests her repeatedly]]'', probably since she was 5 years old, [[spoiler:up to and including groping her and "purifying" her while she was naked and in a bath, and removing her ThongOfShielding (ItMakesSenseInContext) by touching her crotch. She also has no qualms about using physical abuse as well, delivering a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to Satsuki that was probably the first bit of FamilyUnfriendlyViolence in the series. She saw Satsuki's her newborn younger sister, daughter, Ryuko Matoi, as little more than a guinea pig, and simply dropped her down the garbage chute when the experiments seemingly failed. We say seemingly because the The girl actually survived, only to ([[BeatStillMyHeart literally]]) [[BeatStillMyHeart literally]] have her heart ripped out when Ragyo they met her for the first time. And after After that, she throws the battered Satsuki into a cage in a torture chamber and repeatedly spanks her in the worst way possible so that Satsuki can be a better LivingBattery for her planned superweapon. And after After that, she ''brainwashes'' her other daughter with false memories, ''sews'' the superpowered uniform Satsuki wore onto her (ItMakesSenseInContext) and has a ''threesome'' with her to round it off, before sending her to fight and kill Satsuki and her companions. When Ragyo realizes she's subconsciously hesitating to kill Ryuko due to still having some infinitesimal bit of humanity left within her, she immediately resolves to rid herself of it and goes for the kill.]]



* [[TheAce Shouto Todoroki]] in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' was abused horribly by his father, the NominalHero Endeavor, who saw him as nothing but a tool to surpass the number one hero All-Might. His childhood consisted of TrainingFromHell which involved being beaten mercilessly at the age of 5, and his usually-loving mother snapped after years of being [[MaritalRapeLicense unwillingly married]] to Endeavor and disfigured the left side of Shouto's face with boiling water because it reminded her of his father. Shouto's siblings were considered worthless by his father due to them not being strong enough, but they were [[ParentalNeglect ignored by him]] rather than abused like he was.
** We also have Chisaki Kai, who is psychologically abusive to Eri and uses her to [[spoiler: make the drugs he needs to suppress Quirks, which involves breaking her down and putting her back together again, which is ''exceedingly painful''.]]

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* [[TheAce Shouto Todoroki]] in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' was abused horribly by his father, the NominalHero Endeavor, who saw him ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'':
** Endeavor only sees Shoto
as nothing but a tool to surpass All Might and nothing more, as shown by the number one hero All-Might. His childhood consisted of TrainingFromHell which involved being beaten mercilessly at way he doesn't even refer to Shoto as a person, but "it". Ironically, Shoto's burn mark isn't his fault, but his wife's, though Shoto still pins the age of 5, and blame on him for driving his usually-loving mother snapped to that level of mental instability. [[spoiler:Subverted after years of being [[MaritalRapeLicense unwillingly married]] to Endeavor All Might retires, however, he realizes how badly he's treated his family and disfigured is trying to make amend.]] Worse, Shoto may not even be the left side worst victim of Shouto's face the children. He's treated his second son, Natsuo, like a failure, doesn't seem to really care much about his only daughter, Fuyumi, [[spoiler:and then there's Toya, his oldest son who was his original successor, but it's implied his much stronger Fire quirk came with boiling water because it reminded her his mother's delicate constitution and when forced to learn one of his father. Shouto's siblings were considered worthless by his father due to them not being strong enough, but they were [[ParentalNeglect ignored by him]] rather than abused like he was.
** We also
DangerousForbiddenTechniques, Toya may have been crippled.]]
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Chisaki Kai, who Kai is psychologically abusive to Eri and uses her to [[spoiler: make [[spoiler:make the drugs he needs to suppress Quirks, which involves breaking her down and putting her back together again, which is ''exceedingly painful''.]]


** Emperor Charles zi Britannia is an extreme SocialDarwinist who pushes his kids to take dangerous jobs... and subtly encourages them to war with and kill one another to secure their position in the line of succession. Lelouch gets the worst of it, getting disowned, screamed at, and used as a political hostage when he gets angry at Charles for not giving a damn about the assassination of Lelouch's mother or the crippling of his little sister in the same incident. [[spoiler:Late in the series, we learn that Charles actually ''did'' love Lelouch's mother Marianne and considered her children to be his favorites; his abusive attitude, which Marianne supported and went along with, was intended to make Lelouch and Nunnally stronger people. The pair even wanted to get the two kids in on their AssimilationPlot, but Lelouch, having recently crossed over the DespairEventHorizon, was in no mood to hear that all the crap he'd been put through in the last decade was "because Mommy and Daddy love you very much".]] [[spoiler:Nunnally's blindness was not the result of traumatic stress, but because Charles inflicted it upon her with his Geass, ostensibly to protect her by making people think she wasn't a threat (her paraplegia, however, was authentic). You better believe Lelouch wasn't happy about that.]]

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** Emperor Charles zi Britannia is an extreme SocialDarwinist who pushes his kids to take dangerous jobs... and subtly encourages them to war with and kill one another to secure their position in the line of succession. Lelouch gets the worst of it, getting disowned, screamed at, and used as a political hostage when he gets angry at Charles for not giving a damn about the assassination of Lelouch's mother or the crippling of his little sister in the same incident. [[spoiler:Late in the series, we learn that Charles actually ''did'' love Lelouch's mother Marianne and considered her children to be his favorites; his abusive attitude, which Marianne supported and went along with, was intended to make Lelouch and Nunnally stronger people. The pair even wanted to get the two kids in on their AssimilationPlot, but Lelouch, having recently crossed over the DespairEventHorizon, DespairEventHorizon and having before spent ''the entire series'' fighting against Britannia rejecting such beliefs, was in no mood to hear that all the crap he'd been put through in the last decade was "because Mommy and Daddy love you very much".]] [[spoiler:Nunnally's blindness was not the result of traumatic stress, but because Charles inflicted it upon her with his Geass, ostensibly to protect her by making people think she wasn't a threat (her paraplegia, however, was authentic).authentic if deliberately caused as a cover up by their EvilUncle). You better believe Lelouch wasn't happy about that.]]

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* ''Manga/NijigaharaHolograph'':
** Arié's father either is raping her or is about to, based on the one time that they're seen together.
** One of Sakaki's children has bruises on their shoulder, as if they were gripped painfully tightly.

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