Can't you keep those kids quiet? Madeline, it's your fault I can't concentrate!
Phillip Watson is a minor character from the Spider-Man comics. He is introduced as the father of Spider-man/Peter Parker's girlfriend Mary Jane Watson.
Why He Sucks:
The problem with him that he is a self-centered aggressor who would yell at his wife and kids whenever he was concentrating his own job.
He is very frustrated as father when he yells his wife and kids when he was trying to write.
He poorly represents what fathers treat their daughters in order to make them as "perfectionists".
He treats her older daughter, Gayle, like a "dupe" and a poor misguided child that was only doing what he told her to do. Philip even slapped her for the dancing lessons that is "costing him a fortune" and goes as far as to ask Gayle to steal a novel manuscript for him which led her to go to prison.
He is kinda rather bland depending on your view.
He is rather greedy, manipulative and somewhat selfless.
He seems to feel like a dark reflection of Spider-Man's Uncle Ben if it was meant to be.
He is the one to cause her wife, Madeline to gave up her marriage on him which torn the family apart when she died.
He is especially selfless as a parent who treats Mary Jane like an unwanted daughter who is undecided for sure.
He was no better in later incarnations like his Ultimate Universe counterpart (now named Greg Craig Watson). In it, he is mentioned that he cheats on his wife and tried to keep Mary Jane away from Peter when he discovered her daughter's diary about falling in a bridge (when Mary Jane was kidnapped and tossed down by the Green Goblin). Greg then treats Peter like a jerk who accuses him to think that he took Mary Jane off the bridge.
He then threaten to get Mary Jane out of Midtown High so that she and Peter will never see each other, who treats other kids like this. He maybe such a selfless overprotective father, this would cause Mary Jane to leave the house from all the things her father has done. Unlike his mainstream counterpart, He dislikes Peter Parker as a boyfriend to her daughter.
He never learns how to treat his family properly at all when Madeline divorced him.
In 2002's Spider-Man film, he would often yell at Mary Jane for no reason even that she'll "always be trash" just like her mother and had no real reason of not wanting Mary Jane to go to school.
In the sequel, he was mentioned that he told Mary Jane that she is "never worth anything".
In The Spectacular Spider-Man issue 219, He does regret his actions towards Mary Jane and revealed that he loves her mother when the family was falling apart.
In the Ultimate Universe, he was thankfully broke up by her wife, so that he will no longer harm Mary Jane or Peter.
His inability to write something is reasonable to why he was abusive.
His character design is well-made.
He is at least nice to his daughter's boyfriend, Peter Parker/ Spider-Man.