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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.

Villains who are or were Parents such as Fathers and Mothers; anyone with Children or Offspring belongs here while Adoptive Parents and Stepparents qualify as well.

Many are showcased as Abusers and Disciplinarians as they may hurt their Children psychologically, physically or perhaps even worse either because they do not obey or simply through sadism - though not all Villainous Parents mistreat their Children. Likewise, they might corrupt them and destroy their innocence thus shifting them towards villainy (some can become Tragic), often forcing them to carry out their Legacies should they fail or die (e.g. Aria).

On the other hand, being a parent can stand as a redeeming quality because some may reform themselves in order to protect and take care of their Children or save them from worse Evildoers (e.g. Darth VaderMichael De Santa or Theodore Bagwell.)

There are also many characters who are unaware of being Parents or simply do not care much about it (technically this last one counts as an evil deed). It is also possible some of these Villains are Tragic themselves and turned to evil because they lost their Children (e.g. Yokai and Martha Wayne).

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