1. Michael vs. Joe Jackson: Michael said several times that Joe brutally disciplined his children, especially Michael, but that without him he admits he would not have ascended to the level of intergalactic fame that he experienced. Joe also mercilessly teased Michael about his wide nose, making Michael hyper-sensitive about his appearance. That would have far-reaching consequences. When Michael broke his nose in his late teens and got a rhinoplasty procedure done, it began a tragic descent into self-mutilation.