Top Ten Cartoon Characters with the Most Abusive Parents

These are animated characters who get unfairly abused.
The Top Ten
1 Zuko (Avatar the Last Airbender) Prince Zuko is a fictional character in Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Zuko is a master firebender and his younger sister is Azula . He is the son of Prince Ozai and Princess Ursa .

I'd love to see Zuko retaliate at Ozai and get rewarded for it. If Azula sides against him (her brother), may he (Zuko) burn her to death. After all, I sympathize with that prince-turned-Fire Lord due to having a dad and sister who ruined my life.

Ozai deserves to rot in hell for what he did to Zuko. And it's not because Zuko's my crush, it's because he treated him in a way no child deserves to be treated

His father, Ozai, always favored Azula over him. He has also brutally scarred Zuko and tried to kill him multiple times.

2 Butters Stotch (South Park) Leopold "Butters" Stotch is a fictional character in the animated television series South Park. He is voiced by series co-creator Matt Stone and loosely based on co-producer Eric Stough.

I feel so bad for him! His parents ground him for the littlest things, and they constantly yell at him! The worst part is when his parents sold him to Paris Hilton.

Poor butters, he has the worst parents I have seen in my life.

3 Meg Griffin (Family Guy) Megan "Meg" Griffin is a character from the animated television series Family Guy, voiced initially by Lacey Chabert, thereafter by Mila Kunis.

Meg has been treated very poorly by her father; he slaps her, beats her, throws things at her, sits on her head and farts on her, and in a cutaway in "Peter's Daughter", he greets her by shooting her in the face at point blank range. She is also frequently belittled by her mother, Lois, calling Meg disgusting for having a normal womanly problem, and at one point even implied that Meg should commit suicide.

Everyone talks about Peter's abuse towards Meg, but Lois is just as bad. She slides cruel remarks into conversations with her daughter that no mother should ever think of saying.
During the episode where Meg went off on her parents about their abuse, it was empowering in a sense. It was perfect because she described their horrific behavior immaculately.

4 Helga Pataki (Hey Arnold!) Helga Pataki is a character from the 90s Nickelodeon cartoon Hey Arnold created by Craig Bartlett. She's known for being bossy and being a bully to most kids she encounters. However she's secretly loves Arnold despite the fact she acts bitter around him to keep her secret. She will often pull out a... read more

Helga's parents are no better than Timmy Turner's parents! They pay more attention towards Olga than her and constantly neglected her when she was little. They are so mean! Big Bob is a neglectful and abrasive jerk while Miriam is a forgetful and alcoholic witch! When Helga had to walk all the way to preschool she was miserable and her parents payed no attention to her at all. They couldn't care less if she was picked on by hoodlums or gotten lost! Shame on those parents!

I bet it would be better if Helga ran away from home, was found and adopted by a more kinder and loving new family who would treat her as one of their own. At least Helga would be happier then.

5 Pacifica Northwest (Gravity Falls) Pacifica Northwest is a character in the cartoon Gravity Falls made by Alex Hirsch. She's known for being rich and hating Mabel.

Pacifica pretty much started out as a one-note spoiled brat. I'm pretty sure Mabel even calls her that in an episode. However, as we know more about her, we understand the reasons why she acts the way she does, and she transforms into a very sympathetic and surprisingly relatable character.

Watch the episode Northwest Mansion Mystery. Her parents emotionally abuse her to an extent, and they only care about her looks and achievements instead of spending time with her.

6 Timmy Turner (The Fairly Odd Parents) Timothy "Timmy" Tiberius Turner is a ten-year old boy who is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the American animated series The Fairly OddParents created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.

His parents don't belive him when he says Vicky is evil expect at the end of channel chasers and Vicky you're fired.

These two & NOT also Vicky should be in jail so Cosmo & Wanda can adopt him!

His parents always neglect him.

7 Raven (Teen Titans)
8 Diamond Tiara (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic) Diamond Tiara is a female school-age Earth pony and minor antagonist who first appears in Call of the Cutie. She and Silver Spoon are classmates of the Cutie Mark Crusaders.

Her mother, Spoiled Rich, is emotionally abusive towards her. She yells at DT for losing, raised her to be a bully, and cares about DT's social standing rather than DT herself.

Her mother is a good reason why she bullies the other foals in school, especially in the earlier seasons

9 Princess Clara (Drawn Together)

Even though I hate Drawn Together, sometimes I feel bad for Clara, because her father constantly neglects her. He also had her strip for him once...that was awful.

10 Heinz Doofenshmirtz (Phineas and Ferb) Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz is a fictional character and the primary antagonist of the animated series Phineas and Ferb.

I feel bad for him. None of his parents never showed up to his birth. He was raised by ocelots. And he had to give his favorite stuffed animal away to Roger. Heinz was always neglected and Roger was favored. Heinz's parents cared about LAWN GNOMES more than him! He also had to dress up like a girl to school and dress up like a lawn gnome and stay there in front of the yard FOREVER with no food!

It's easy to see why Heinz became a villain, his parents were just terrible to him.

The Contenders
11 Uncle Ruckus (The Boondocks)

He's adoptive father constantly abused him sometimes for no reason and is the reason why his face is all messed up.

12 Courage (Courage the Cowardly Dog) Courage is a fictional character and the titular main protagonist of the Cartoon Network animated series, Courage the Cowardly Dog.

More like Abusive Owners. While Muriel is nice, Eustace is the opposite. He constantly abuses Courage such as calling him "stupid dog" in the intro. The worst was in the episode Perfect, where Eustace made Courage feel horrible for making one little mistake.

13 Ling Ling (Drawn Together)
14 Sam (Danny Phantom)
15 Ashi (Samurai Jack) Ashi was the deuteragonist of the fifth season of Samurai Jack, an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. She was the former leader and the only confirmed living member of the Daughters of Aku, seven sisters who served as assassins attempting to kill Jack... read more

Her own mother treated her and her daughters like living weapons by putting them through rigorous and brutal training, showing no compassion or love for any of them. I felt quite sorry for how Ashi lived in fear of her own mother. You could probably tell how satisfied I was when Ashi finally killed her own mother to protect Jack.

Also, let's not forget that AKU of all people is her biological father. Given that he's evil incarnate, he obviously isn't going to treat daddy's little girl the way he should...

16 Lena De Spell (DuckTales 2017)
17 Mr. Cat (Kaeloo)

His parents (and siblings) treated him horribly and physically and emotionally abused him, explaining why he's such a jerk to everyone else.

Seriously, his parents were awful. Every time he gives a flashback to his childhood he looks as though he's about to cry.

18 Ed (Ed Edd n Eddy) Ed is one of the three protagonists in the Canadian-American animated comedy television series Ed, Edd n Eddy. He is the strongest and the least intelligent member of the Eds.
19 Dora (GoAnimate)
20 Tiffany Chen (Bunk'd)

Tiffany has a stereotypical Asian mom. Her mother only made her study and be at the top of the class always! Tiffany's older brother also got kicked out of the house for ten months just for getting SECOND PLACE in the spelling bee. Second place is a good thing! Tiffany's mom also took away Tiffany's Christmas presents and lying about it. She wants her kids to be PERFECT when no one is perfect!

Not really a cartoon, but what can you expect when your mother's a raging chink?

21 Lincoln Loud (The Loud House)

How is Lincoln so low his parents kicked him out of the house in an episode they should be in jail for 30 or more years and the pets should go to pet jail and the kids would take many years in juvie mostly Lynn Jr. because she caused it she should take her 5 years in juvie then 55 years in jail so 60 years total she will be out at 73

22 P.J. Pete (Goof Troop)
23 Kyle Broflovski (South Park) Kyle Broflovski is a main character in the animated television series South Park. He is voiced by and loosely based on co-creator Matt Stone.
24 Zeus (Disney's Hercules)

Just like in Greek Mythology, his dad Cronos attempted to eat him.

25 Caillou (GoAnimate)

His Dad grounds him for dumb reasons and even for no reason like what Boris does to most of his kids

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