Top Ten Disney Characters that are Abusive Parents


The Top Ten

1 Lady Tremaine (Cinderella) Lady Tremaine (Cinderella)

She wasn't even that great a parent to her own daughters, whom she just spoiled with material things and groomed to be gold diggers.

She does everything to make life hard for Cinderella and will do anything she can to make sure she doesn't have a single moment of happiness like when she had her daughters Anastasia and Drizella rip apart Cinderella's dress which her mice friends help finish right before the ball. - egnomac

2 Mother Gothel (Tangled) Mother Gothel (Tangled) Mother Gothel is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 50th animated feature film Tangled.

She kidnaps Rapunzeld as a baby and has her locked away in a tower away from everyone so she can horde her magic glowing her to keep herself young forever. - egnomac

3 Judge Claude Frollo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) Judge Claude Frollo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

He keeps Quasimodo locked up in the bell tower and constantly reminds him that he's ugly and deformed and during the festival of fools when Quasimodo is being strapped down and pelted with vegetables as everyone laughs at him Frollo simply stands there and allows it to continue in order to teach Quasi a painful lesson on why he never should have left the bell tower. - egnomac

4 The Evil Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) The Evil Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)

She literally tries to have her stepdaughter murdered out of jealousy because her mirror declared Snow White the fairest in the land. - egnomac

5 Zira (The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride) Zira (The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride)
6 Magica De Spell (DuckTales) Magica De Spell (DuckTales)
7 Preston Northwest (Gravity Falls)
8 Buck Cluck (Chicken Little)

Buck Cluck is a sorry excuse for a parent after Chicken Little claims that he was hit in the head from a piece of the sky Buck tells everyone it was an acorn which leads to the whole town to mock and harass Chicken Little as Buck continues to distance himself from his son not wanting him to do anything that could cause more humiliation for himself. - egnomac

9 The Doofenshmirtz's (Phineas and Ferb)

Dr. Doofenshmirtz's parents treated him like crap all his life and treated his younger brother Roger as the favorite child. - egnomac

10 Madame Medusa (The Rescuers) Madame Medusa (The Rescuers)

Great list. However, Medusa wasn't actually a parent. She had kidnapped Penny so she could get the Devil's Eye Diamond, but on the other it's VERY TRUE that she's abusive. So she still counts in a way. Also, Scar from The Lion King kinda counts too, at least if we include uncles. - Disney1994

The Contenders

11 Maleficent (Descendants) Maleficent (Descendants)

Um, she's not a parent, and if she was, in her movie she cares for Aurora.

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Top Remixes

1. Lady Tremaine (Cinderella)
2. Judge Claude Frollo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
3. The Doofenshmirtz's (Phineas and Ferb)
1. Mother Gothel (Tangled)
2. Lady Tremaine (Cinderella)
3. Zira (The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride)


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