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"If my son talked like that, I'd beat him to within an inch of his life, I'd whip him senseless with my belt, and hold his head in the toilet till he was begging for mercy! I still don't see why the judge cut off my visitation rights."
Sosumi, Ultimate Muscle

    Comic Books 
Spoiler: When my dad was mad at me he'd lock me in the closet. What did yours do?
Batgirl: Shot me.
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    Fan Works 
"Everyone knows about Tiger Claude Mason — it would be hard not to, in a town as small as ours — but whispered rumors about attempted murder when teachers aren't listening don't compare at all to seeing his son have a panic attack in the backseat because of a phone call."

"You think Asuka's step-mother (the psychiatric doc) didn't try medicating Asuka's emotional issues away when she was younger? Asuka's recognizing the drugs. They tried using similar things on her, to make Asuka's issues go away, and make her into the Perfect... Little... Doll..."

Vernon: Boy! I'm trying to come up with some new ways that I could make your life even more miserable than it already is, but I'm having a hard time with it. What do you think?
Harry: I don't know, Uncle Vernon. I mean, you're already allowing me only the barest minimal necessities for keeping me alive. You're also beating me on a four times a day basis, five times on Saturday since it's your day off, plus the beatings that Dudley and his friends give me whenever they feel like it. Also, I've never been allowed to properly tend to any of the wounds I've received from those beatings, so my body's probably heavily infected in multiple places right now. You killed my owl and then forced me to cook her for your supper, and then beat me because she was too salty. I could honestly die any day now of starvation, dehydration, overexertion, or a combination of all three. The jury's still out on whether or not I've contracted cancer from that toxic waste you dumped on me the other day, and let's not forget that I'm also mentally scarred, not just from all the verbal abuse I take from you three, but also from seeing my godfather, the last remaining family I have that cared about me even the slightest bit, killed right in front of me not so long ago. I can honestly say that my life sucks about as hard as is metaphorically possible already and, off the top of my head, can't think of a single way that you could make it worse short of murdering the rest of my friends in front of me.
Agatha Visser: WAT HEB IK JE VERTELD?! GEEF ANTWOORD! note 
Lucas Visser/ HyPN0se (fearfully): D-Dat... dat alle hypnotiseurs vernietigd moeten worden, moeder. note 
Agatha Visser: En? note 
Lucas Visser/ HyPN0se: Dat ik niemand zou moeten vertrouwen. note 
Agatha Visser: En...?! note 
Lucas Visser/ HyPN0se (close to tears): Dat ik waardeloos ben. note 
(Agatha slaps Lucas across the face)
Agatha Visser: Precies! Jij, Lucas, bent niets meer waard dan een nutteloos stuk afval! Moet ik het blijven herhalen, of ben je echt zo stom?! note 
Play The Game, Chapter 15, "Under Pressure" (Part 1)

    Films — Live-Action 
"You wanna know how I got these scars? My father was...a drinker and a fiend. And one night, he goes off crazier than usual. Mommy gets the kitchen knife to defend herself. He doesn't like that, Not. One. Bit. So, me watching, he takes the knife to her, laughing while he does it. He turns to me and says, 'Why so serious, son?' He comes at me with the knife, 'Why so serious?' He sticks the blade in my mouth, 'Let's put a smile on that face.' and...

Why so serious?"
The Joker, The Dark Knight, explaining part of his Multiple-Choice Past

    Live-Action TV 
Will: Uncle Phil...
Uncle Phil: [hissing] SILENCE! If I want your opinion, I'll beat it out of you!
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Airnote 

"When you do get around to having kids, avoid all this modern idiocy. Kindness, kisses, hugs, all that bullshit. Kids must be hated!" It's how they grow up angry.
Goustan the Cruel (father of Léodagan the Bloodthirsty), Kaamelott

Robbie: I asked you a question: Do. You. Love. Me. Mom? If you do, if you love me, just say it!
Mom: Robert, I will not be held hostage like this. You know I don't play this game.
Louie

"People with happy families don't become spies. A bad childhood is the perfect background for covert ops. You don't trust anyone, you're used to getting smacked around, and you never get homesick."

"We all wanted to be loved by a man incapable of giving love."
Vanya about Reginald, The Umbrella Academy (2019), "Extra Ordianary"

    Video Games 
"Both of you are really going to get it now!"
Aloysius Minch, EarthBound

"I'm gonna beat you. I'm gonna beat you, boy. Daddy's gonna beat you."
Flint, MOTHER 3, though subverted since his son is hallucinating.

"DIE, FATHER! I mean... Batman!"
The Riddler, Batman: Arkham Knight

"I think of my father, I see a "fuck you" and a fist flying at my face."

"My dad really got after me. He said I get no dessert for the rest of the decade..."
Porky Minch, EarthBound

"Man, do I hate psychics...and seeing my son happy!"
Mental Augustus Aquato, Psychonauts

    Web Animation 
Sonic: I'm hoping that little Soniqua will "accidentally" get murdered to death on this job. That way, I won't have to pay child support anymore.
Tails: You're a despicable piece of shit.
Sonic: I really am.

"I'm sorry you didn't have a mommy that loved you, but I had a father who hated me. He never went easy on me. Every day of training was a beating. And when I unlocked my Semblance, he stole it with his! 'This is a crutch! This makes you weak!' He told me I could have it back when I was strong, so I got strong, but I never got it back. I've had to work harder than anyone to get where I am! You may not like it here without Cinder, but I think I'm right where I'm supposed to be!"
Mercury Black to Emerald Sustrai, on his father Marcus, RWBY "Lost"
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    Web Original 
Nuka: I'll do it for you, mother! (climbs onto a log dam)
Reaction: You know you're the disappointment child / a fuck-up when you do something suicidal and your mother doesn't even say; "Be careful".
— A fan on Nuka's death in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.

"Boris the Teeth Guy, you always ground your son for no reason. The witness said what you did, And that is Child Abusing."
GoAnimate Jury, GoAnimate

"Based on the evidence, Boris the Teeth Guy! You have been found guilty for child abusing and beating up your wife. I have no choice but to sentence you to death. It will happen today!"
Judge, GoAnimate

Boris the Teeth Guy: Please give me another chance! I am so sorry!
GoAnimate Police: (Angrily) NOPE! ABSOLUTELY NOT! YOU'VE GONE WAY TO FAR THIS TIME! YOU KEEP ON CHILD ABUSING CAILLOU, ROISE, CODY, AND DAISY. AND YOU HAVE ALSO ABUSE YOUR WIFE, DORIS! EVERSINCE 2013! TIME FOR YOUR EXECUTION! GOODBYE-FOREVER! (Sets electric chair on. Boris dies and the police then smiles for joy) Finally, He is dead!

    Web Videos 
Green Goblin, to Harley Quinn: I've never seen someone be so cruel to someone they love!
Harry Osborn: Really, dad?
Green Goblin: SHUT UP OR YOU'RE OUT OF THE WILL!

"And before you start whining about your father, again—and I get it—take a moment to consider that my father made me a soulless killing machine to kill your father. And that doesn't even come close to the complete tragedy of fatherhood that is Vegeta."
Android #16, Dragon Ball Z Abridged

    Western Animation 
"Why you little—"
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons

Steven: Maybe Pink thought you guys were right to lock her in here when she messed stuff up. But I know what it's like to have a loving family, and we don't do stuff like this to each other. [...] That isn't normal!
Blue Diamond: That's enough! (throws energy blast that sends him across the room)
Steven: ...This isn't normal. How many times did you lock her in here? How many times did you make her cry?
Blue Diamond: (stammering) I didn't, I...and I'm doing it again, aren't I? And this is why [Pink] left, isn't it?
Steven Universe, "Change Your Mind"

Wanda: [panicked] Cosmo! Timmy's parents found Poof!
Cosmo [also panicked] Oh no! Those people have no idea how to raise a child! [notices Timmy glaring] No offense, Timmy.
Timmy: [deadpan] None taken...

Meteora (younger): You know, my mind's been wandering so much lately, I thought I could use a little refresher. Get me back on track.
St. Olga: Time for a nice, relaxing brain massage.
Meteora: No, not that memory! Rewind more! Go back!
(The slideshow then shows Meteora as a teenager, looking at her monster tail in the mirror.)
Meteora (teen): Mother, why do I have to hide my tail?
St. Olga: You know that old rhyme, dear. "Boys do not make passes at girls with devil tails."
(Teenage Meteora hides her tail under her dress.)
Meteora: No, rewind!
(The slideshow then shows Meteora as a child, looking at her glowing cheek marks in a puddle of water.)
Meteora (toddler): Oh, Mommy, Mommy, look! My cheeks are glowing! Isn't it pretty?
St. Olga: Do you know what would make you even prettier?
Meteora (toddler): What, Mommy?
St. Olga: Suppressing your flaws.
(St. Olga wipes young Meteora's cheeks.)
Meteora (toddler): (crying) Mommy, wait! I can fix it!
(Young Meteora tearfully makes her cheek marks stop glowing.)

Sedusa: (as Emma Goodlady, Angrily) I THOUGHT I GROUNDED YOU, SPOILED BRATS! I AM GETTING THE PROFESSOR!
Blossom: I afraid not. He stepped out!
Buttercup: And we found out that you are NOT a good lady at all!
Bubbles: What's in the bag, Sedusa? (Bubbles her wig and dress)
Narrator: SEDUSA?!? Who could had guess it?
Sedusa: (As Bubbles tries to grab the bag) LET GO OF IT! (It burst opens to reveal the mayor's jewels)
Bubbles: Well, What do you know! The mayor's jewels! Nice try, Sedusa. But the game is over for you!
Sedusa: HA! NEVER! (In her sweet voice) I will just sweet talk that sap with the professor, He will believe me! (In her evil tone) WHILE YOU ALL BUG-EYED CREEPS ARE ALL GOING TO BE GROUNDED FOREVER!!!! (Laughs eviley)
Bubbles: (Angrily) OH YEAH! GROUND THIS! (The girls attacked Sedusa)
Professor: Oh, girls. I am back from the whoah! What's going on here?
Sedusa: (Soft tone, Sobbing) Oh, Professor! Thank goodness you're back! Those spoiled brats jumped on me when I came home and....
Blossom: (Angrily) NO, PROFESSOR! IT'S NOT TRUE!
Buttercup: SHE IS REALLY SEDUSA!
Bubbles: AND SHE GROUNDED US, SO SHE CAN GO OUT AND STEAL THE MAYOR'S JEWELS!
Sedusa: LIARS! (To the Professor) Oh, Professor! Do you believe me? Please help me, Please?
(The professor holds Sedusa's hands and the girls were shocked for a moment.)
Professor: GIRLS, CALL THE POLICE! This crook isn't going to deceive us anymore!
The Powerpuff Girls note 

"Hey, I know terrible mothers, and you're not a terrible mother."
BoJack, BoJack Horseman, "Chickens"

"You know the shittiest thing about all of this? Is when that stranger behind the counter gave me that free churro, that small act of kindness showed more compassion than my mother gave me her entire goddamn life. Like, how hard is it to do something nice for a person? This woman at the Jack In The Box didn't even know me. I'm your son! All I had was you!"
BoJack, BoJack Horseman, "Free Churro"

"All I wanted was for you to love me, to accept me. I thought it was my honor that I wanted, but really, I was trying to please you. You, my father who banished me just for talking out of turn! My father who challenged me, a thirteen year-old boy, to an Agni Kai! How can you possibly justify a duel with a child?"

"You WILL learn respect, and suffering will be your teacher."
Firelord Ozai, Avatar: The Last Airbender

PJ [straining at pulling a weed]: Oh, please, Dad! It's been six hours! Can't I take a break?
Pete [sitting around reading a newspaper]: Weeds don't take breaks. They turn into jungles. You want your mom to get eaten by a tiger in our own backyard!?

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