Dear dad… you are a man, you are big, strong and – regretfully – you don’t have superpowers. I don’t mean that you’re not great or anything, I trust you to have some of my back if I would be under any kind of trouble… like a minor financial crisis or a moment of fatherly wisdom, but even you have limits. If we would ever see ourselves in a situation that’s larger than life, I’d hope these guys would be there to help you. They are big, they are strong, they have powers we only dream of possessing and they’re willing to go all out to keep their kids safe (in ways even you would find cool).
This, dear dead, is a list of the Top 5 parents that are first class… the Top 5 Most Badass Fathers in the World.
5) AQUAMAN – DC Comics
I’d like to fire up this list with a dad who isn’t necessarily known for being a dad, but whose strength is so incredible you just have to site back and say – WOW! He may not always be able to prevent people from messing with his kingdom, but try to roast his son and he will hack of his hand off, put a hook on it and then bury you in an icy gave! No kidding! That makes the Justice League’s Aquaman one of “the” most badass dads. PERIOD!
4) BRYAN MILLS – Taken
“If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it: I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.” If a man ever says that to you, hope that the man in question is not Bryan Mills. He doesn’t care who you are or how much money/influence you might have, if you cross him he will hunt you down! Heck, he tore through half of France to get his daughter back and that counts for a lot.
3) JOHN McCLANE – Die Hard
To keep it short and sweet, this dad threw a car into a helicopter to get his daughter back, plus he avoided being shot by a jet 10 meters away from him and EVEN brought it down with his bare hands (sorta). Not only doe this make him an awesome dad who will protect his daughter with reckless abandon, to the point of shooting a bullet through himself to take out a bad guy, McClane also raises the bar for those seeking to deal with their anger management issues!
2) SAMUEL VIMES – Discworld
As a Commander of the City Watch and former Ambassador for Ankh-Morpork you have certain privileges and powers. As a man married to the richest woman of the richest city in the world, who spends her time looking after dragons, you get plenty of excitement. Combine all of the above and you’ve got Samuel Vimes, a proud officer and protective father. He’s commanded trolls, incinerated people using a dragon and even slaughtered flamethrower-wielding dwarfs while narrating the best bedtime story ever – oh yeah.
1) WHITEBEARD – One Piece
Despite having no biological family, Edward Newgate a.k.a. Whitebeard earns himself a place on this list for making his own family from scratch. Yep, that’s right, he built a family out of loose cannons and broken kids who he then straightened out because he was just that badass. He’s also fiercely protective of his surrogate children. For instance, when one of his “sons” was staged for execution, Whitebeard started a full scale war to save him… it was also his last stand. Sadly, he died on that same war after beating the crap out of a man made out of lava, getting shot and stabbed more than 500 times and crashing the enemy’s man base into rubble. This guy is so badass that he died standing up! Whitebeard is truly the most badass dad of all time!