Making the parents into monsters is an easy way to explain away bad behavior.
However, if your genre requires that you use this cliche, at least turn it on its head. And it says—I'm paraphrasing here—something like: "Little did he know that he'd soon turn the tables.
The Chosen One A hero should be a hero because he wants to be, not because it's written in stone.
And soap operas are not dramatic; they are intrinsically nondramatic, since their perpetuity depends on nothing ever being resolved. Instead of following the predictable pattern of the protagonist choosing the one that he or she obviously has the most chemistry with, try something unusual like not introducing a love story at all, or allowing the protagonist to choose the wrong person, only to regret it in the end.
Instead, you can leave it up to the reader to form his or her own imagination.
The wise old mentor often a wizard who trains and encourages the hero. In other words Be distinctive with character description. One particularly widespread tendency is for fantasy writers to set their stories within the same kind of world: a medieval European-style society, usually governed by a monarchy.
Study examples of different cultures from around the world if you need inspiration, and feel free to let your imagination run wild.