Best DC Dad?


Father’s day is almost here! To celebrate tell us who you think is the best father in the dc universe.

  • Jonathan Kent
  • Thomas Wayne
  • Clark Kent
  • Bruce Wayne
  • Jim Gordon
  • Other, reply below

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Lol, I am trying really hard and struggling to find one person in the DC Universe that I would like to have as a father. I can’t think of anyone.

I could imagine that Chuck Taine could be a decent Dad if he ever had kids. I could see him leaving the dangerous life to raise kids in a sane way.

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Alfred Pennyworth. If you don’t see where I’m coming from then I’ll forfeit before I begin.

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Beat me to the punch @Kon-El, that was my answer before I even read the choices. Talk about sacrificing for and raising your kid till the very last breath.

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That is the perfect answer.

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Cool vote ! I took Bruce money cool tech fight club never home plus alfred , if I’m Thomas Wayne’s kid am I dead lol Jim Gordan would be cool to he’s a detective but I can vet away with sneaking out like Batgirl. Well for a while anyway

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Pat Dugan.

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I don’t know. Alfred feels like a robot dad to me. Very handy. Not much of a hugger. The kind of person whose child would end up a Batman. :grin:

Is there a run where we see a more dad-like and less butler-like version of Alfred?

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Not Trigon.

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I was just about to mail in a vote for Alfred, too, please

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I would point to Robin II: The Joker’s Wild as a good example. At least to me. I suppose I’ll be careful with this because we’re close to touching on what makes a good parent, and I don’t want to go off topic.

He’s been instrumental in the development of Dick and Tim. He discouraged Bruce from making the choice of totally writing off Jean-Paul. He is a positive influence on everyone. Bruce has PTSD of some sort or another. I don’t think any parent could’ve kept him from becoming Batman.

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I love that a lot of us are suggesting Alfred. I wholeheartedly agree! But out of choices that’s listed I went with Clark.

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Clark is a great father. Jonathan is a great kid. That tells you a lot. He raised his boy right.

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Jonathan Kent’s my dude.

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Yeah, I’m torn between Jonathan Kent and Alfred, myself. Not easy raising/caring for kids like the ones they had. I think… Jonathan narrowly beats out Alfred for me, cause imagine being able to help raise a person who has incredible power and still has empathy and compassion. That’s pretty amazing parenting, IMO. If Supes wasn’t raised by the Kents, well, we know how that could go. :grimacing:

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@BestBeastBoy Agreed. Was gonna go with Jonathan for that very reason, especially given my Superman bias in everything :joy:. Alfred barely edged him out for a couple reasons:

  • I like to believe Clark is inherently a good guy, who was given as wholesome a childhood as could be (for a super powered person) by the Kents. Nurture had everything to do with it, but I think nature also helped.

  • Alfred was a father figure to a whole family of heroes. That guy worked hard.

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@Coville, check out the Pennyworth R.I.P. one shot. Thought it was a well written tribute to the character and his relationships with the Bat family members.

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Jonathan Kent, All Clark (the only other father that comes close to him on this list) is really doing is mimicking what Jonathan taught him with a bit of a superhero charm on it.

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So Martha and Jonathan Kent are alive again in Clark’s adult life. Right? So now I want to see the “conversation” between Jonathan and Clark about letting the kid go off into space with his maniac Kryptonian grandpa.

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Alfred is the best dad 100%

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