Villainous Overview

The Bad Parents

Bad Parents

Bad Parents are the type of villains who are father or mother to the hero or heroine. Many of these villains qualify as Abusers and Disciplinarians, as they may abuse their children (psychologically, emotionally, physically or perhaps even worse) either because they do not obey or simply by pure sadism - though not all villainous parents maltreat their children.

In other cases parents (father or mother) at first they seem to be caring and loving until when hero or heroine discovers their dark secret eg. from past, when murdered someone or was criminal. Often it happens, that hero/heroine's father is a villain, while mother is heroine, sometimes the opposite happens.

Also villains have their own children which cares about them and they help their parents, eg. crime lords want appoint a son for the successor. Some of the children of villains are loyal to their parents, some other doesn't want to follow in his footsteps and become evil.

On the other hand, being a parent can stand as a redeeming quality because some of these villains may reform themselves in order to protect and take care of their children, or saving them from others evil-doers.


Comic Books

  • Norman Osborn (Marvel)
  • Trigon (DC)
  • Magneto (Marvel)
  • Black Manta (DC)
  • Ra's Al Ghul (DC)
  • Mystique (Marvel)
  • Sabretooth (marvel)
  • Deathstroke (DC)
  • Talia Al Ghul (DC)
  • Solus (marvel)


  • Wicked Stepmother (Cinderella).
  • Margaret White (Carrie).
  • Alvin Marsh (Stephen King's IT).
  • Butch Bowers (Stephen King's IT).
  • Evil Queen (Snow White)
  • Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy (Harry Potter)



  • Lady Tremaine (Disney's Cinderella).
  • Don Lino (Dreamworks' Shark Tale).
  • Zira (Disney's The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride).
  • Mother Gothel (Disney's Tangled).
  • Judge Claude Frollo (Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame).
  • Queen Grimhilde (Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs).


  • Ego (Marvel's Guardians of Galaxy Vol. 2).
  • Margaret White (Carrie).
  • Alvin Marsh (Stephen King's IT).
  • Butch Bowers (Stephen King's IT).
  • Darth Vader (Star Wars series).
  • M.U.T.O.s (Godzilla).
  • Harry and Zinnia Wormwood (Matilda).
  • Ruth DeWitt Bukkater (James Cameron's Titanic).
  • Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars).



  • Preston and Priscilla Northwest (Gravity Falls).
  • Trigon (Teen Titans).
  • Peter Griffin and Lois Griffin (Family Guy)
  • Fire Lord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender).
  • Big Bob Pataki (Hey Arnold).
  • Aku and the High Priestess (Samurai Jack).
  • Father,Grandfather, Mega Mom, Destructo Dad, Mr. Boss, and Grandma Lydia (Codename: Kids Next Door).
  • Cyber-Zilla (Godzilla: The Series).
  • Mr. and Mrs. Weatherhead (South Park).




Anime and Manga

  • Yoshihiro Kira and Diavolo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure).
  • Gozaburo Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh!).
  • Director Kakuzawa (Elfen Lied).
  • Director Kenzou Ooyama (Jungle Emperor Leo 2009).
  • Father (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
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