Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
In honor of Fathers’ Day, today is all about fictional dads. So let’s talk about some of the best and some of the worst dads (and father figures) in fiction!
BEST: ARTHUR Weasley (Harry Potter)
Just like Molly is the quintessential mom, Arthur Weasley is the quintessential dad. He’s always there for his kids, even the ones that aren’t really his kids, like Harry and Hermione.
WORST: Valentine (The Mortal Instruments)
I’m no expert, but experimenting on your kids seems like a big no-no in parenting.
BEST: Mr. Bennet (Pride & Prejudice)
Taking care of all his daughters and even protecting them from their well-meaning but overbearing mother if necessary, Mr. Bennet kind of rocks.
WORST: Marcus Eaton (Divergent)
If you are one of your kids’ worst fears, you may need to work on your parenting skills.
BEST: Luke Garroway (The Mortal Instruments)
Aww, Luke. Though he may not be their real dad, he’s always there for both Clary and Simon and I love him for it.
WORST: The King (Throne of Glass)
Does he even have a name? Probably, but I can’t say. Anyway, beheading your son’s girlfriend and letting a demon control him just earned you “Worst Dad of the Year” award.
BEST: Hans Hubermann (The Book Thief)
Is there any better adoptive father-figure out there than Hans Hubermann? Cue the tears.
WORST: Gaius Damora (Falling Kingdoms)
Gaius, Gaius. You’re just so dramatic. Also, trying to kill your son’s wife or lying to your daughter and using her for her powers won’t make you endear yourself to them.
BEST: Sam Quintana (Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe)
Okay, all parents are amazing in this book, and though I love Ari’s dad as well, I just adore Dante’s dad that tiny bit more.
WORST: Stannis Baratheon (A Song of ICe and Fire)
Okay, first place for “Worst Dad of the Year” award actually needs to go to Stannis Baratheon. The world of Game of Thrones has a lot of crappy dads, but Stannis, you really take the cake. Poor Shireen.