A+ Parenting

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Trope · Genre
Synonyms: Bad Parenting, Parental Neglect
Related: Odin's A+ Parenting, Lucius Malfoy's A+ Parenting, Lewis Snart's A+ Parenting, Howard Stark's A+ Parenting, John Winchester's A+ Parenting
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A+ Parenting is a term used sarcastically in fandom to point out individuals who have failed their children through either abuse, neglect or indifference.

The term originated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and then turned into an accepted tag for the Bad Parenting/Parental Neglect trope on AO3 quickly, first referring to Odin's mistreatment of his sons Thor and Loki, and then referring to Howard Stark's indifference to his son Tony. After the release of Thor: Ragnarok, many fans came to the conclusion that Hela, Odin's oldest child and only daughter in the Thor Movieverse, has been maltreated and neglected by the All-father too.

In anime fandom the term is used in relation to the joke that many shounen protagonists have tragic backstories involving their poor parents.

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Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Fanfiction

Odin

  • Grievance by PeaceHeather: Tyr starts to notice that Odin treats Loki in ways that are neglectfull and borderline abusive and starts to feel very uncomfortable about it. (2015–2016)
  • The Breadth of His Domain by Kadorienne: "When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer." ~Plutarch. The story takes place right after the first Avengers movie. (2016)

Howard Stark

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