Friday, June 12, 2015

#Fandom5: Favorite Fictional Fathers, June 12th, 2015

#Fandom5, or 5 Fandom Friday is a weekly blog link-up and the creation of Kristin at Super Space Chick and Megan at The Nerdy Girlie.  It's a lot of fun and a great way to find new blogs! Go here to learn more about it or follow #Fandom5 on Twitter!

This Next Sunday, June 21st, is Father's Day here in the US, and this week's Five Fandom Friday topic is celebrating our favorite fictional fathers! (true story, this blog post made me think Father's Day was a week earlier...)

1. Darth Vader, Star Wars
Ok, so maybe he wasn't the best father, but he's always the first one I think of. And in his last moments he was reminded of what he once was, and sacrificed himself to save Luke during their fight with the Emperor.

2. Bob Belcher, Bob's Burgers
He supports his family, letting them be the quirky people they are while offering advice and tasty, tasty burgers. He accepts his children for who they are and is always there for them. I love that about him.

3. Eddard Stark, A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones (HBO)
He loves and cares for all of his children, teaching them honor and the values of their house. He acknowledges his children's strengths and desires, understanding that they need or want different things. I think this is really represented in his interactions with his daughters when they go to King's Landing - Sansa gets to attend tournaments and be the fine lady she dreams of becoming, while he arranges "dancing lessons," ie. sword fighting lessons, for Arya. He's not perfect - he's honorable to a fault, and it is eventually his undoing - but he is a good man.

4. Terciel, the Abhorsen, Sabriel
Even when his daughter, Sabriel, is at school south of the Wall he finds a way to meet with her regularly, teaching her Charter Magic and taking an interest in her life at school. He loves his daughter and offers as much guidance and training as he can, all in an effort to protect her, the Old Kingdom, and the people south of the Wall. And he trusts in his daughter and her abilities. Fanart by Bryce Homick, via the Old Kingdom Wiki

5. Henry Jones, Sr., Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indy and his dad didn't have the best relationship, but they bond over their shared love of history, archaeology, and the search for the Holy Grail. By the end of the movie they reach a point of mutual understanding and respect.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Vader may not be Dad of the year but he's still a bad ass! xoxo


  2. Love your list this week! I did not know number 4, so I just had to look up the series - looks awesome! Will definitely have to check those out.