Top Ten Cartoon Characters with Abusive Parents

These are animated characters who get unfairly abused

The Top Ten

1 Zuko (Avatar the Last Airbender) 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 .

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 - TwilightKitsune

His father, Ozai, always favored Azula over him. He has also brutally scarred Zuko and tried to kill him multiple times. - Cartoonfan202

Ozai is the worst father in the history fathers. Attacking and attempting murder his own son, Zuko, more than once. - PeeledBanana

2 Butters Stotch (South Park) 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. - Cartoonfan202

3 Pacifica Northwest (Gravity Falls) 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. - phillysports

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. - Cartoonfan202

I hate her parents!

4 Helga Pataki (Hey Arnold!) 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 more.

If you watch Helga on the Couch, you'll see. Her parents constantly favor Olga over her, and always forget about Helga. They never packed her any lunches or walked her to school. Big Bob was abrasive, while Miriam is a lazy, forgetful alcoholic - Cartoonfan202

Helga has the worst parents. Her dad doesn't care about her at all, and her mom is never awake to pay attention to her.

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 Meg Griffin (Family Guy) 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. - Cartoonfan202

If memory serves, she intentionally stayed in this abusive relationship to benefit her parents. I cannot think of a worse way the "Status Quo is God" trope was used. - alphadan12

Kcianculli, it's not funny, it's plain abuse and no more - TwilightKitsune

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.

6 Courage (Courage the Cowardly Dog) Courage (Courage the Cowardly Dog) Courage is a fictional character and the titular 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. - Cartoonfan202

7 Princess Clara (Drawn Together) 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. - Cartoonfan202

8 Timmy Turner (The Fairly Odd Parents) 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. - BoyGenius234

His parents always neglect him. - Cartoonfan202

As soon as I saw this I thought of Desiigner's song lol - BlueTopazIceVanilla

9 Diamond Tiara (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic) Diamond Tiara (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic)

Her mother is a good reason why she bullies the other foals in school, especially in the earlier seasons - Neonco31

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. - Cartoonfan202

10 Raven (Teen Titans) Raven (Teen Titans)

Watch Season 4 for proof. - Cartoonfan202

The Contenders

11 Ashi (Samurai Jack) 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. 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. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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... - ModernSpongeBobSucks

12 Uncle Ruckus (The Boondocks) 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. - egnomac

13 Ling Ling (Drawn Together) Ling Ling (Drawn Together)
14 Pingu (Pingu) Pingu (Pingu)

His parents constantly beat him and cuss him out. And this is supposed to be for KIDS! - Cartoonfan202

15 Sam (Danny Phantom) Sam (Danny Phantom)
16 Heffer Wolfe (Rocko's Modern Life) Heffer Wolfe (Rocko's Modern Life) Heffer Wolfe is a fictional character on the cartoon Rocko's Modern Life and the comic book series of the same name.
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Top Remixes

1. Zuko (Avatar the Last Airbender)
2. Butters Stotch (South Park)
3. Helga Pataki (Hey Arnold!)
1. Butters Stotch (South Park)
2. Zuko (Avatar the Last Airbender)
3. Courage (Courage the Cowardly Dog)



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