* Kenzo Kabuto from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Anime/GreatMazinger''. It is arguable if [[DisappearedDad he was]] [[ParentalAbandonment or was not]] [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou a good father]]. It is not arguable when his older biological son was about of being killed he sent a HumongousMecha after the people was attacking him, and when his adoptive son was about of being killed, he blew his assailant [[spoiler:and himself]] up. Therefore, althought his parental skills left much to be desired, you DON´T try to hurt his sons.
* Henry Maaka from ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' is usually a weak-willed wuss, but when his daughter Karin is in trouble, he will let himself ''burn'' to rescue her from the hospital people who think she's an IllGirl, but could potentially discover that she's a vampire.
** Most people try to kill vampires with stakes. Henry uses ''uprooted trees''.
** [[spoiler:Takahata is this way as well, but to Asuna in particular he's an adoptive father. Although only because his self esteem is too low to be her boyfriend.]]
* Oga from ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' seems to not care for Beel, but, if you put a finger on the baby...
** [[spoiler:In chapter 107 he openly declares himself to be Beel's parent, emphasizing this trope even more.]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Isshin jumps into action when the BigBad is overwhelming Ichigo and also protects Ichigo's body when Ichigo's soul is out fighting monsters.
** Despite utterly [[RefusalOfTheCall refusing]] to use his power for years and having an estranged relationship with his son because of that [[MysteriousPast decision]], [[HeroicNeutral Ryuuken]] jumps into action to save Uryuu from death during a period when his son was BroughtDownToBadass. He then restores Uryuu's lost powers to him via ParentExMachina.
* Jeager in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''.
* Whenever he learns that his daughter Ran Mouri and/or his charge Conan Edogawa are or have been in danger, ''Manga/DetectiveConan'''s [[BumblingDad Kogoro]] [[OneOfTheKids Mouri]] is definitely ''not'' pleased. And you do NOT want to provoke a man who looks and acts like a slob, yet is a National-level judoka ''and'' [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass acts at his most competent]] when ItsPersonal. More than one suspect has been at the receiving end of a powerful judo throw for this.
** He also acts ''a lot'' more professional [[HarmfulToMinors when he knows a child's life is at stake]]; this is seen in the kidnapping episode.
* ''DragonBall'' and its sequels have a lot of {{Action Dad}}s. The most notable ones being Goku, Vegeta and Krillin.
** Gohan, Goku's son, becomes one later.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has Garp, Luffy's gradfather and the father of [[spoiler:Dragon The Revolutionary]].
** Also, [[spoiler: Luffy's actual father Dragon the Revolutionary]] has appeared only once or twice, but one of these apparitions puts him squarely here. When Luffy was about to be arrested by Smoker...[[spoiler:Dragon shows up and keeps him from using his weapon. Then a gust of green wind blows through the island, freeing Luffy from Smoker's clutches. It hasn't yet been revealed if the wind was Dragon's doing, but...]]
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'''s Antonio aka Spain goes from DotingParent TeamMom to Papa Wolf as soon as his protégé, Romano/South Italy, is kidnapped by Sadiq/Turkey.
** While it's not been seen in canon, fanon often makes [[TeamDad England]] this towards [[LoveFreak America]] when they're not [[FanPreferredCouple paired together]].
* ''RurouniKenshin'': [[spoiler: Kenshin]] in the manga's DistantFinale.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Van Hohenheim and Maes Hughes.
* In the second OAV based on the video game ''FatalFury'', titled ''FATAL FURY 2: THE NEW BATTLE'', lead hero/fighter Terry "The Wolf" Bogard has lost his will to fight and live after being beaten by Wolfgang Krauser, only to have a street kid named Tony tag along with him. Tony, who lost his father in a street fight and works as a shoe shine-boy to support his mom Elsa, worships Terry's reputation as a fighter and wants to be his disciple. After the defeat, Terry [[HeroicBSOD spends half the special getting drunk and not caring about anything]]... It is only after Axel Hawk, the heavyweight boxing champion of the world, orders his sparring partner to beat Tony within an inch of his life in a bar (after Terry drunkenly refused to fight Hawk when challenged), does Terry rise out of his funk...and drops Hawk with ONE PUNCH. Even Hawk can't believe it (as his inner narration mentions).
** In TheMovie, Kim Kaphwan gets to show off his Papa Wolf credentials as well. When [[spoiler:a BrainwashedAndCrazy Cheng Sinzan]] steps into a party he's attending with the main cast and his family, Kim offers to fight him so his two kids can see him kick ass. His rival, however, soon starts wiping the floor with him, so much that Joe has to be stopped by Andy from breaking in... but the very moment one of the Kim boys begs his daddy to not lose, [[HesBack Kim brings himself back]] and [[CurbStompBattle completely curb stomps his enemy]] with a single Ho-oh Kyaku.
* Saotome Genma and Tendo Soun of ''RanmaOneHalf'' aren't as {{Badass}} as most of the cast, but they haven't forgotten much of Happosai's TrainingFromHell.
* ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. [[spoiler:Clone/Father Syaoran]].
* ''ZettaiKarenChildren'''s Koichi Minamoto is just a normal guy who tasked to watch [[PersonOfMassDestruction three powerful girls with insane psychic power.]] But when he gets pissed off enough, such as if someone harms his girls or they're harming themselves, you'll understand [[BadAssNormal why they made him guardian of those girls.]]
* More of a Babysitter Wolf than a PapaWolf, but coming close enough, because in ''DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'', [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]] never failed to protect Patty.
* [[spoiler:Kou Shouka]] in ''SaiunkokuMonogatari'' is mostly a [[spoiler:RetiredBadass who prefers to employ ObfuscatingStupidity and play the role of]] BumblingDad. When his children are threatened, however, he goes out for ''blood.''
* Despite being the hero of ''LoneWolfAndCub'', Ogami Itto averts this trope - if anything he's an Underprotective Dad. Mainly because his toddler son Daigoro is a {{samurai}} too, and though he he does love his kid... if he should be killed, that's a risk that comes with the job.
** However, Ogami has pulled more than one YouShallNotPass for his clients either in the process of getting the job done or to repay a debt of honor: once, he stopped by a village whose men had all been drafted for war and helped them till a field, even to the point of cutting down anyone who tried to pull him away, because he'd been asked to do so by his last assassination target.
* Despite being the youngest (male) of the group, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'''s Setsuna F. Seiei is quite the PapaWolf for his teammates in season two. This is so pronounced that [[spoiler:sensing his comrades all on the brink of death pissed him off to the point that he unknowingly initiates the "Trans-AM burst mode", completely turning the tide of the battle.]]
** An ironic example is Sergei Smirnov, who ''has'' been called [[MemeticMutation ''Papa Bear'']] (because in-universe he's [[RedBaron nicknamed]] "the Wild Bear of Russia") by fans with the description of Papa Wolf in mind. He ''did'' fit the Papa Bear description given above regarding his treatment of his son Andrei, but with Soma Peries he was Papa Bear all the way.
* In one of the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' mangas, [[spoiler:Marticus Rex aka King Peacecraft]] performs a badass YouShallNotPass [[http://aboutgundamwing.com/Pending/chronicle6.jpg in the middle of a burning palace]], so his butler and his NumberTwo can take his daughter [[spoiler:Relena]] to safety. He doesn't make it alive, but the others manage to reach safety with the little girl, [[spoiler: who later becomes a key player in the story.]]
* Spirit Albarn/Deathscythe from ''SoulEater'' would like to think of himself as a Papa Wolf and certainly steps in whenever his daughter Maka's in serious trouble, but he's [[LovableSexManiac a little too much of an unrepentant womanizer]] [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents for her to take seriously]]. He still had a pretty goof PapaWolf moment with his DynamicEntry when defending her and Soul from Crona.
** Also note his reaction to Medusa's [[AbusiveParents claims about her child]] [[TheWoobie Crona]]; for the first time in the series, [[BerserkButton Spirit is upset and]] '''[[BerserkButton angry]]'''.
** The battle on the moon: Spirit may be a womanising twit, but he ''is'' [[SimpleYetAwesome good at his job]], and pulls off another Big Damn Heroes moment to protect Maka from [[spoiler: Crona]].
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Macao Conbolt. [[spoiler:After the timeskip, Alzack Connell also becomes one.]]
* Don't so much as think of threatening Pinoko or Manga/BlackJack will cut you to ribbons. Then sew you back up. Then charge you everything you're worth for the trouble... Yeah, it's just that kind of story.
* While not a biological father, Sousou/Cao Cao from ''IkkiTousen'' is this towards his friends. So much, that his SuperpoweredEvilSide took full control of him whenever he saw them in danger. It first happened with [[spoiler:his UnluckyChildhoodFriend Chuukou (he thought the bullies at their judo club were attempting to rape her)]], and later with [[spoiler:his {{Bash Brother|s}} Kakouton (who lost his eye while shielding him))]]. And in the anime series, he also recruited [[spoiler: Myousai]] by protecting her from a rapist and offering her a chance to be his subordinate and fighter instead of [[spoiler: a ChildSoldier.]]
* They may have marital problems in ''{{Macross 7}}'', but don't ever think of threatening any of their children or their city or their ship; coz when MamaBear Milia and PapaWolf Max Jenius [[BattleCouple team up]], you are definitely screwed. Especially emphasized on their killer combo attack in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Super Robot Wars Alpha 3]] as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in4mkxx-W30 here]].
* [[spoiler:Minato Namikaze aka the Fourth Hokage]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. In fact, the whole deal with [[spoiler:the Nine-tailed Fox]] has just recently been revealed as the struggle between him and [[spoiler: Obito Uchiha, with Obito using Minato's love for his [[BattleCouple wife/partner]] Kushina (then-host of the Nine-tailed fox) and their newborn son Naruto (future host of the same Fox) for his advantage. [[HeroicSacrifice And we already know]] [[ThanatosGambit how THAT ended]]...]]
** Chouza Akimichi also deserves a mention for [[TakingTheBullet throwing himself in front of his son Chouji to protect him from Pain]], almost getting himself killed in the process. He does it again [[spoiler: against the undead Asuma.]]
** Hizashi Hyuga deserves a mention here, as the mere ''realization'' that his son Neji is a member of the Branch Family sends him into a murderous rage (which is stopped before it can begin courtesy of Hiashi activating his curse seal - and doing so is the first step in causing Neji to spend at least nine years of his life afterward as the inversion of this trope!)
** Also Hiashi for killing that Cloud ninja for attempting to kidnap Hinata.
* In ''{{Pluto}}'', love for his child broke through a robot's [[ThreeLawsCompliant aversion to killing]], and was then used against him to kill him.
--> '''[[spoiler:Gesicht:]]''' Even if the world ends, I won't let you go.
* In ''FruitsBasket'', we have Kazuma Sohma, foster father to Kyo Sohma. In one chapter of the manga, Kazuma proclaims his intent to protect Kyo single-handedly from the [[BigScrewedUpFamily entire Sohma family]] if he must.
* In ''Manga/HowIBecameAPokemonCard'', a Dragonite goes on a wild rampage when he thought his son was kidnapped by humans.
* Not even a freaking ''typhoon'' could stop [[Anime/MawaruPenguindrum Kenzan Takakura]] from getting medical attention for his ill daughter Himari. And he still had enough pluck to shield one of his sons, Kanba, from a falling lamp. And had his other son Shouma been there, he would've protect the kid too.
* Kotetsu T. Kaburagi of TigerAndBunny may have a strained relationship with his daughter, Kaede, due to his job as a superhero (which she isn't aware of) meaning that he has to spend a lot of time away from home, but he's not about to let anything harm his little girl. This is showcased [[spoiler: when he lifts a collapsed tree to save Kaede from a collapsing shrine ''even when his powers run out'', and later, when Maverick has a gun to Kaede's head, Kotetsu reveals himself to be NotQuiteDead and punches Maverick in the face.]]
* Sai Nanohara from Anime/JubeiChan is almost always a BumblingDad, but once he learns that his daughter Jiyu is the reincarnation and SoulJar of YagyuJubei, he decides not to stay aside and does what he can to help her. In fact, his first PapaWolf act was [[spoiler: calling out ''YagyuJubei himself'' upon his treatment of Jiyu. '''To Jubei's very face'''.]] And in the GrandFinale of the first season, Sai also [[spoiler: manages to give Jiyu/Jubei a CooldownHug to dispossess her from Jubei's influence, putting himself at great risk to do so.]]
* ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'': [[spoiler:The BigBad, Saiga Furinji, is Miu's father.]]
* Guts from ''{{Berserk}}''. Unfortunately, his son [[spoiler: was born as a freaky demon thing because of Femto's rape on the pregnant Casca]].
* Kiritsugu Emiya, Shirou's adoptive father and [[spoiler:Ilya]]'s biological father from ''FateZero''.
* As in the video games, May and Max's dad Norman and Barry's dad Palmer are this in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. There's also [[spoiler:Clemont and Bonnie's dad Limone, aka. Blaziken Mask]] in the Kalos arc.
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