The thing that makes me saddest about XME is that Storm knew Pietro growing up. Like maybe they only met once or twice, maybe she mostly only knew him from stories Evan and his parents told her. (Evan seems like the type to talk about other people to avoid talking about himself and his parents seem the type to know everyone on Evan’s teams.) Pietro and Evan were best friends, and they knew each other for ever.
All the Brotherhood’s stories make me sad, b/c they got shit deals. But I guess it feels different with Pietro because Xavier knew him - at least, he knew Magneto - and Storm knew him. Todd, Lance, Blob - no-one knew them well. But Storm knew Pietro, and Xavier at the very least knew what kind of father Magneto was - and that he didn’t even have Wanda to look out for him - but they still pushed him into the villain’s role.
I think the idea with X-Men Evolution Pietro is that it was in his nature to be a bad guy because his dad is a bad guy, and there’s nothing anyone could have done to deviate him from that path. It’s one of the bigger issues with a lot of children’s programming: they do their best to make the bad guys unsympathetic…because kids don’t understand ambiguity I guess.
I mean, like you said, most of the Brotherhood members have horribly dysfunctional families, as we can assume by the absence of parents in their lives. But the show never explores that, how a lack of family might drive the Brotherhood to be delinquents. They just skip to “They’re bad kids because that’s how they were born, and they’re irredeemable”…I know I’m probably reading too much into it, but that’s my impression of it.