|“||My name is Ego, and I'm your dad, Peter.||„|
|~ Ego to Peter Quill aka Star-Lord.|
|“||No. I am your father.||„|
|~ Anakin Skywalker aka Darth Vader to Luke Skywalker, in their most iconic scene together.|
Villains who are Parents such as fathers and mothers; anyone with children or offspring belongs here while adoptive parents and step-parents qualify as well.
Many are showcased as abusers and/or disciplinarians as they may hurt their children psychologically, physically or worse because they do not obey or through sadism though not all villainous parents mistreat their children. Likewise they might corrupt them and/or destroy their innocence thus shifting them towards villainy with some becoming tragic and forced to carry out their legacies should they fail and/or die (e.g. Whiplash and Aria).
In the worst cases some can be Pure Evil as they are willing to be evil without remorse or positive qualities even letting their children die as long they don't interfere or outlive any usefulness (e.g. High Priestess, Ego, Emperor Palpatine, William Afton, Bob Underwood, Cell, Scarlet King, Dio Brando, Albert Wesker and Judge Claude Frollo).
On the other hand, being Parents can stand as a redeeming quality because some reform to protect and take care of or save their children from Big Bads and/or Bigger Bads or because they realize their wrongdoings (e.g. Darth Vader, Michael De Santa, Theodore Bagwell and Zeta). In other cases they may not reform but deep down it is implied they indeed care (e.g. Max Shreck, Zira, Mr. Boss and Warren Vandergeld).
There are also characters unaware of being Parents or simply not caring though this last one counts since they are neglectful (e.g. Irene Belserion, Harry Wormwood, Clay Puppington and Mr. and Mrs. Doofenshmirtz). It is also possible that some are tragic themselves and became evil because they lost their children (e.g. Yokai, Martha Wayne, President Alma Coin, Martin Walker and Lionel Canter).
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