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24th Aug '16 10:00:41 PM RacattackForce
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* Greg Universe from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is an interesting case; The Gems at least consider him to be this, and it's true that Greg, being a human, doesn't understand much about Gems and magic, making him unable to help Steven develop his powers. Plus, he does have some quirks usually found in Bumbling Dads. But if you look at him better, you see that, as an actual father, he's loving, supportive, protective, and an all-around competent parent who tries to raise Steven as best he can.
** It's later revealed that he built the house Steven and the Gems live in, despite living out of a van himself, and WordOfGod is that he covers their expenses.
** Plus, in the BirthdayEpisode, we learn that Greg, and not the Gems, raised Steven during the first few years of his life, and he obviously did a good job at that seeing how Steven turned out. This makes his Bumbling Dad status even more contested than it already is.

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* Greg Universe from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is an interesting case; example. The Crystal Gems at least consider him to be this, and it's true that Greg, being a human, doesn't understand much about Gems and magic, making him unable this trope, due to his inability to help Steven develop his powers. Plus, he does have some quirks usually found in Bumbling Dads. But if you look at him better, you see that, with many of the dangers and threats that the characters face. However, [[SubvertedTrope as an actual father, father]], he's loving, supportive, protective, a very loving and an all-around competent supportive parent who tries to raise Steven [[HalfHumanHybrid Steven]] as best he can.
** It's later revealed that he
can, having built the house Steven and the Gems live in, despite lives in (despite living out of in a van himself, and WordOfGod is that he himself), covers their expenses.
** Plus, in
living expenses, and was the BirthdayEpisode, we learn that Greg, and not the Gems, raised one to raise Steven during the first few for several years due to the Gems having no concept of his life, and he obviously did a good job at that seeing how Steven turned out. This makes his Bumbling Dad status even more contested than it already is.child-rearing.
10th Aug '16 2:34:14 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Kogoro Mouri of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' is a loser, but his care towards his daughter Ran is utterly remarkable, which makes him a PapaWolf all the way. He may burn through a bar's worth of alcohol and tobacco in a day, but threaten his little girl Ran ''and he will have your face for a doily.''

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* Kogoro Mouri of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' is a loser, but his care towards his daughter Ran is utterly remarkable, which makes him a PapaWolf all the way. He may burn through a bar's worth of alcohol and tobacco in a day, but threaten if anyone threatens his little girl Ran ''and he and his charge Conan ''he will have your their face for a doily.''
4th Aug '16 10:52:40 PM dangerwaffle
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Naturally, filled with UnfortunateImplications about dads, and potentially men in general --and often-- used as an enabler of several [[DoubleStandard Double Standards]]. Sometimes, on the rare occasions that a mom does something dumb, she's cut more slack than she otherwise would be, since the BumblingDad is there to make her look better by comparison. On the other hand, if everyone just gets used to tolerating Dad's incompetence, they might still hold Mom to the standards of a competent adult - in fact, she may end up being held responsible for fixing his screw-ups. After all, somebody's got to be the grownup in a family, and you can't hold Dad accountable for not acting like one if he's just an idiot. The frustrating and stagnant sexual roles enforced by this trope are often pointed to as an example of sexism against men.

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Naturally, filled with UnfortunateImplications about dads, and potentially men in general --and often-- used as an enabler of several [[DoubleStandard Double Standards]]. Sometimes, on the rare occasions that a mom does something dumb, she's cut more slack than she otherwise would be, since the BumblingDad is there to make her look better by comparison. On the other hand, if everyone just gets used to tolerating Dad's incompetence, they might still hold Mom to the standards of a competent adult - in fact, she may end up being held responsible for fixing his screw-ups. After all, somebody's got to be the grownup in a family, and you can't hold Dad accountable for not acting like one if he's just an idiot. The frustrating and stagnant sexual gender roles enforced by this trope are often pointed to by feminists as an example of how sexism against men.
hurts men as well as women.
31st Jul '16 10:31:34 PM gumballclarence
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* [[''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}Clarence'']] doesn't live with his dad, but his stepfather Chad can play this role, being a total ManChild.

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* [[''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}Clarence'']] The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'' doesn't live with his dad, but his stepfather Chad can play this role, being a total ManChild.
31st Jul '16 10:30:38 PM gumballclarence
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* [[''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}} Clarence'']] doesn't live with his dad, but his stepfather Chad can play this role, being a total ManChild.

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* [[''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}} Clarence'']] [[''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}Clarence'']] doesn't live with his dad, but his stepfather Chad can play this role, being a total ManChild.
31st Jul '16 10:29:43 PM gumballclarence
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}Clarence'' doesn't live with his dad, but his stepfather Chad can play this role, being a total ManChild.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}Clarence'' [[''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}} Clarence'']] doesn't live with his dad, but his stepfather Chad can play this role, being a total ManChild.
31st Jul '16 10:28:08 PM gumballclarence
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}} Clarence'' doesn't live with his dad, but his stepfather Chad can play this role, being a total ManChild.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}} Clarence'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}Clarence'' doesn't live with his dad, but his stepfather Chad can play this role, being a total ManChild.
31st Jul '16 10:27:27 PM gumballclarence
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}} Clarence'' doesn't live with his dad, but his stepfather Chad can play this role, being a total ManChild.


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* Both parents in ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' do have rules, but are too oblivious and absent-minded to notice when they are being broken.
30th Jul '16 3:18:17 PM nombretomado
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* Jake Morgendorffer (''{{Daria}}''), who [[{{Flanderization}} grew increasingly clownish]] as the series progressed.

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* Jake Morgendorffer (''{{Daria}}''), (''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''), who [[{{Flanderization}} grew increasingly clownish]] as the series progressed.
22nd Jul '16 1:24:26 AM Mswordx24
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Naturally, filled with UnfortunateImplications about dads, and potentially men in general --and often-- used as an enabler of several [[DoubleStandard Double Standards]]. Sometimes, on the rare occasions that a mom does something dumb, she's cut more slack than she otherwise would be, since the BumblingDad is there to make her look better by comparison. On the other hand, if everyone just gets used to tolerating Dad's incompetence, they might still hold Mom to the standards of a competent adult - in fact, she may end up being held responsible for fixing his screw-ups. After all, somebody's got to be the grownup in a family, and you can't hold Dad accountable for not acting like one if he's just an idiot. The frustrating and stagnant sexual roles enforced by this trope are often pointed to by feminists as a sign of how sexism hurts men as well as women.

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Naturally, filled with UnfortunateImplications about dads, and potentially men in general --and often-- used as an enabler of several [[DoubleStandard Double Standards]]. Sometimes, on the rare occasions that a mom does something dumb, she's cut more slack than she otherwise would be, since the BumblingDad is there to make her look better by comparison. On the other hand, if everyone just gets used to tolerating Dad's incompetence, they might still hold Mom to the standards of a competent adult - in fact, she may end up being held responsible for fixing his screw-ups. After all, somebody's got to be the grownup in a family, and you can't hold Dad accountable for not acting like one if he's just an idiot. The frustrating and stagnant sexual roles enforced by this trope are often pointed to by feminists as a sign an example of how sexism hurts men as well as women.
against men.
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