Show me the worst of the worst, /a/. Who wins the award for worst parent in anime? Can any of them hold a candle to this one right here?
Oh shit, I forgot about this one. Only one I can think of that comes close to Gendo. Actually, you know what? She may be worse.
>have a child purely for experimental purposes
>forcibly give that child a blood transfusion at like 5 years old
>abuse them, starve them, and force them to kill small animals as a kid
>make every minute of their life suffering
>then rip away the only shred of happiness in their miserable life
>TFW your father doesn't get nominated immediately.
Selling your adoptive son to a pedophile puts you pretty high on the list.
>implying Guts wasn't asking for it
people were too hard on gendo
show needed a villain, and he sorta fit the bill, so the fanbase just decided he was a bad guy, ignoring what actually happened in the show.
Hell, I don't even consider SEELE the villains.
If we can stick our heads up our asses for a moment, from an existential standpoint, they were trying to bring god to life, like a group of nihilists giving one big fuck you to nietzche.
This motherfucker right here.
Too bad the anime will never catch up to where you find out how badly he fucked up.
To be fair he wasn't bad at being a parent, it was more everything else about him.
Made his son fight murderous aliens from the age of 4 to 11, was 100 percent capable of contacting his family from time to time (King Kai's telepathy) but gave so little shit about it that he had no idea he even had a second child until the kid was six. He then expected both kids he had ignored to man up and fight Majin Buu.
He's the antagonist of Shinji's psychodrama. In terms of evil committed over in the scifi mystery plot, he's slightly behind Seele and ahead of Yui.
>i hope that comic is a meta troll
Indeed. Because the comic skips the fact that Gendo had abandoned his son for years, and the one time he calls for Shinji it was just to make him fight and risk his life. Shinji was justifiably angry that this was the only thing Gendo had to say to him after so long.
And Gendo basically admit it before he died in the EoE film, that he knows he is a bad father and that it is better Shinji doesn't know him. Yui doesn't approve because Gendo was basically doing a self fulfilling prophecy. By pushing his son away, he is making himself a bad father.