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17 Kids Who Turned Out Alright
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:36 pm, March 28th, 2012
Allow Us To Explain
The idea that evil is in the blood is an old one. Not quite as old as blood, but probably about as old as the knife. There are many religious philosophers that have put the concept of Original Sin under this heading, as representing “hereditary” evil tendencies in humankind.
And even when we look at the nurture side of the nature vs. nurture debate, we fully expect the children of evil parents to adopt their evil ways, which is odd, considering we don’t think it that weird when “good” parents wind up raising bad kids in fiction.
So here’s to the fictional characters who didn’t just have abusive childhoods but out right megalomaniacal parents, who in many cases were grooming them so they could later inherit a dominated world.
Runners up include Hellboy, Raven, Damien Wayne, Superboy, and Stephanie Brown. Thanks to to Esther for the suggestion!
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