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[[caption-width-right:350:He's talking to a bunch of ''three-year-olds''. ]]

->''"Something about fatherhood seems to regress the male psyche a few thousand years."''
-->-- '''Tom Paris,''' ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''

You know this guy. You might even ''be'' this guy, if you're a father. [[AllMenArePerverts Well aware of the sex-obsessed horndogs that teenage guys can be]] -- probably because he used to ''[[ParentalHypocrisy be]]'' one -- the Overprotective Dad wants to protect his daughter from being exploited. Unfortunately, he tends to take it all too far, holding the [[Series/EightSimpleRules Eight Simple Rules For Dating My Teenaged Daughter]] as his personal bible.

Once he gets over his denial that his baby is all grown up, the Overprotective Dad becomes convinced that her smiling at a boy, let alone kissing or dating, is half a step away from having sex and getting pregnant. [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy Parties]] are always an orgy if she is going.

It's not just a matter of MyGirlIsNotASlut (translated for the father/daughter dynamic); it's that he doesn't trust ''guys'' around her, and he's probably also displacing some angst about "losing" [[DaddysGirl his little girl]]. Unfortunately for the poor young man who eventually attracts her interest, the Overprotective Dad isn't going to be inclined to give him an inch -- he will receive NoSympathy for any chaos that results from their courtship, and even the slightest or most obvious misunderstanding or misconception about the man will have the Overprotective Dad warning him to "stay away from her!"

On some occasions, it's obvious to everyone that the Overprotective Dad is merely using that as a (fairly weak) excuse to keep the suitor away from his baby girl. In the rare event that he finds a suitor he can tolerate, he will still threaten the boy with dire consequences IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer.

This trope is especially common in stereotypes of the DeepSouth, where every sweet [[SouthernBelle Georgia Peach]] has a very large (usually fat, hairy, and drunk) father in a white tank top that usually keeps a rifle or shotgun with him at all times.

If AdultsAreUseless, then [[BumblingDad he'll probably just be comic relief as he huffs and puffs ineffectually]]. Otherwise, he may serve as a ParentExMachina to deliver the message that you CantGetAwayWithNuthin and [[YouAreGrounded ground his daughter]] at some point. Somewhere between those two is the Overprotective Dad who ends up enforcing a ShotgunWedding after [[ButWeUsedACondom the condom breaks]].

See also TwerpSweating. Compare MySisterIsOffLimits. SpearCounterpart of MyBelovedSmother. Contrast FantasyForbiddingFather. Also see MeddlingParents.

Depending on how this is played and how much you want to dissect it, this trope can carry all of the same problems as MyGirlIsNotASlut, and may imply that the woman in question is less an agent of her own destiny than [[MenActWomenAre her male relatives]] or, worse yet, that she's somehow their property. The concept can also easily become even {{Squick}}ier with a PervertDad. Ironically, if the father has a son, he may [[{{Hypocrite}} applaud or encourage him]] if he treats girls in the [[DoubleStandard exact way he doesn't want other guys to treat his own daughter.]]

{{Gender Flip}}s are less common; i.e., fathers more concerned about the girls/women their '''sons''' date. This is due to the breaking down of [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale female-on-male abuse]] and [[ChristmasCake cougars]] (i.e. older women dating younger men), so it is TruthInTelevision in a way. There's also the "[[MyBelovedSmother mothers being overprotective of their kids]]" kind of genderflips, often associated with the JewishMother stereotype.

He may or may not think he's being PapaWolf (but those tropes don't overlap at all, anyway). If it belongs in the latter then don't put it here. The same person can be both at different times but those times are ''different''. However, this trope might overlap with KnightTemplarParent if the dad goes to dangerous extremes in their overprotectiveness.

Note that applying this trope in RealLife is a very bad idea as it gives the message to teenagers that they don't get to control who's allowed to be intimate with them or have any agency over their own lives and other people are allowed make the decision for them -- which often leads to them becoming involved in abusive relationships once they do finally get out from under their parent's immediate control. DoNotTryThisAtHome



* A {{Jerkass}} FatBastard version appears in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAodjaoMQ6k this]] Coca-Cola commercial played occasionally at Carmike Cinemas.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Pictured above: In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Maes Hughes holds three-year-old boys at gunpoint as they attempt to play with his daughter Elysia on her birthday. Complete with ScaryShinyGlasses. [[spoiler:Anyone who actually knows how he fights, however, knows this is a joke — he's much more skilled with {{kni|feNut}}ves than with guns.]]
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Kenji-papa, Usagi/Serena's dad, flips out whenever he thinks Usagi/Serena could be seeing someone, and that's ''before'' she even gets together with Mamoru. Her mother Ikuko, on the other hand, quite likes the idea and suggests Usagi/Serena invite Mamoru over one day when Kenji isn't home. He has a point with his behaviour, considering that Usagi is 14 at the start of their relationship, while Mamoru is further along (older high schooler -- 17/ in college -- from 18 to 21, depending on whether it's the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] or the [[Anime/SailorMoon first anime]]). And then we see that, in the manga, they're all but stated to be sexually involved.
* Momomiya Shintaro of ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' and his wife Sakura have the exact same dynamic as Kenji and Ikuko. One advantage that Ichigo has is that, when her mother isn't holding back her raging husband, [[ParentsAsPeople they're usually too wrapped up in each other]] to care who she's seeing. Her father eventually decides to put a stop to her relationship with Aoyama, and challenges him to a kendo match for him to have the right to continue seeing her. Ichigo then intervenes and promises to fight her father in Aoyama's place, [[GenerationXerox much like her mother did]].
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'': King Zahard and his Princesses. He enforces a strict No-Dating, No-Marriage, No-Sex rule on his adopted daughters, as they receive his blood and gain power, making them his special figurehead task force. The thought behind it is that his power shall not be spread to far. Breaking this rule, as in the case of Anal Zahard, warrants capital punishment on both parties.
* ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': [[Characters/UFORoboGrendizer Danbei Makiba]]. Unlike other fathers in the ''Mazinger trilogy'' -- [[Anime/MazingerZ Gennosuke Yumi]] and [[Anime/GreatMazinger Kenzo Kabuto]] come to mind -- who are at best neglectful, Danbei is overprotective to the point that his daughter finds it annoying. He threatens -- or outright attempts -- to kill whoever hangs around with Hikaru. And if someone offers to drive her to some place, he loads his shotgun in front of that person while he states: "You better bring her back without even one scratch."
* ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'':
** Sun's father (a {{Yakuza}} boss) is overprotective to the point of homicidal mania when his daughter gets married. He repeatedly attempts to ''kill'' his son-in-law, and eventually takes over Nagasumi's school, replacing the staff with his enforcers so he can better keep an eye on his daughter. HilarityEnsues.
** Sun's father has nothing on Lunar's father, who stalks Nagasumi like the Franchise/{{Terminator}} for being around Lunar and later opens fire on him for "touching" Lunar's butt.
* Similar to San's father, Matsudaira from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' repeatedly tries to assassinate his daughter's boyfriend or whoever approaches her.
* Maka's father Spirit in ''Manga/SoulEater'', albeit somewhat subverted; in the first episode, there is a short scene where he warns Soul not to make any moves on Maka ... and quickly goes on to tell him that he should give Maka a grope. He does seem to be a decent guy overall, since he was not amused with [[ManipulativeBastard Medusa's]] [[AbusiveParents treatment of her child]], [[AmbiguousGender Crona]]; when he learns about it from Medusa herself, [[BerserkButton it's the first time we actually see him]] ''[[BerserkButton angry]]'' and goes on to prove [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass just how dangerous he really is when his daughter or her friends are threatened]].
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'': Fujioka "Ranka" Ryouji's been raising Haruhi alone ever since the death of his wife, Kotoko, so he can be possessive at times. The trope also applies to Tamaki himself in his guise as Haruhi's 'father'. Cue comical conflict between the two while Haruhi snarks from a distance.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Sōun Tendō. Any indication that Ranma isn't being entirely faithful to his little girl Akane is usually met with him going into DemonHead mode to rip the boy/girl a new one. The [[PlayingWithATrope unusual (and hilarious) twist to this trope]] is that Sōun [[ArrangedMarriage wants Ranma to marry Akane]] because without that, his dreams of a early retirement will be lost. It's also worth noting that Sōun seems protective of Kasumi and Nabiki as well -- particularly interesting in Nabiki's case, considering all the crap she pulls, yet Sōun never seems to hold a grudge. Also, what makes this particular example hilarious (or at least, unique) is that unlike most of the other examples on this list, Sōun wants nothing more than for Ranma and Akane to screw each other. He's heavily encouraged it multiple times throughout the series.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ichigo's father Isshin is always having fits about protecting his two young daughters (Karin and Yuzu) from any and all dangers. Later subverted in [[spoiler:that he's always known about supernatural dangers much of the world is unaware about. That, and he's actually a Shinigami, too.]] Also subverted in that while he's obsessed with ensuring the safety of his ''daughters'', [[spoiler:he is and has always planned on using his son as a living weapon, even admitting that a father who claims he's willing to let his own son die is a better father to his son than him. He himself isn't very happy about it.]]
* Akane Hino's father in ''Manga/CannonGodEXaXXion'' turns into this temporarily (after spending all his other appearances as a mostly useless wimp) after he finds out that male lead Hoichi Kano had sex with his daughter. Kano got punched a lot. Which is kinda fair considering that Hoichi is currently fighting the alien occupation on earth, meaning that his daughter would be in danger by being in a relationship with him. Heck, she was interrogated and used as a secret weapon against him, her sister was nearly killed by Hoichi's giant mecha, and now her entire family must remain in hiding to be safe, all because of her just being ''friends'' with him. Probably the most rightfully protective dad on this page.
* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** [[FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan]] from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' makes it adamantly clear that his daughter Videl isn't allowed to date anyone that can't beat him in a fight. [[TemptingFate Naturally]], Videl just happens to fall for the one [[HalfHumanHybrid half-alien]] teenager that can.
** Vegeta seems to be this to his daughter Bra, going so far as to attack teenage punks that are hitting on his daughter -- and because they made fun of him and his mustache ([[PornStache though they might have a point with the mustache]]). Gods help the poor boy Bra will actually bring home to meet her parents.
* In ''Manga/AiKora'', Sakurako's dad is pretty overprotective (he even gets into an "overprotectiveness battle" with Maeda in chapter 35), but this is a bit more understandable, given that he knows his daughter has been burned by bad relationships before.
* {{Subverted}} in ''Manga/KareKano'' when Yukino brings Soichiro home for the first time. Upon hearing whispers of a '''BOY''' in the house, her father goes full-on into this mode, rampaging through the house to confront the unlucky suitor at the front door... only to immediately drop into a kowtow and welcome him into their home at first sight. Apparently, Soichiro just has the look of a perfect husband.
* Inami's dad in ''Manga/{{Working}}''. He didn't want his daughter to marry, so he brainwashed her that all men are dangerous and out to get her, and put metal sheets in her bag to train her muscle for punching out guys. Of course, the first guy she punched was her father... Oh, and when he saw Takanashi and suspected that he was a guy he pulls out a shotgun.
* Izumi Segawa's dad in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' '''freaks''' at the idea of his little girl getting involved with anyone, pounding anyone he thinks is a would-be suitor senseless. Oh, and we should also mention being perfectly willing to challenge said would-be suitors to a fight above a pit of lava.
* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'':
** Byron is a relatively minor but understandable example when it comes to his son, Roark. After hearing that a single Galactic admin managed to beat two other Gym Leaders and the girl who had been defeating Gym Leaders, he is very reluctant to send his son out to battle, even though it's kind of the job of Gym Leaders here to fight terrorist groups. Of course, later on Roark is there to fight Team Galactic with the other Leaders at the top of Mt. Coronet, with Byron providing support and healing items to everyone from down below.
** Sir Berlitz is thoughtful enough to hire a pair of professional bodyguards to accompany his journeying daughter. Points for him, except due to accident which was not his fault she ends up going with two aspiring comedians instead.
* Soichiro Yagami from ''Manga/DeathNote'' goes this way in regards to his kids, specially young Sayu when SheIsAllGrownUp. He was very NOT impressed when his subordinate Matsuda seemed to have a crush on Sayu's teenaged self...
* Miho Azuki's father in ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'' has not been seen yet, but has shades of this. He moves his family to Hachioji so that Miho, who goes to high school and auditions there, will not have to leave too early or face potential sexual harassment on the train, and the action strikes Takagi as fairly drastic ("How over-protective is he?"). It remains to be seen whether he knows or approves of her relationship with Mashiro.
* ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'': Fate, the "father" among Vivio's [[HasTwoMommies two mothers]], is also significantly more protective of Vivio than [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha]] is, largely the result of her worrywart personality.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Genzo threatens to kill Luffy if he ever makes Nami cry and complaining that her bounty poster was going to attract more suitors than bounty hunters. [[HypocriticalHumor While he has a wall sized enlargement of said bounty poster in his house.]]
** King Neptune locked his only daughter, Princess Shirahoshi, in her room for ten years. However he was ProperlyParanoid as the poor girl was being stalked by a dangerous StalkerWithACrush who continually sent her "love letters"... that consisted of swords and axes bigger than him! [[spoiler:And was also after poor Shirahoshi's powers.]]
** For a surrogate father example, the LivingToy Thunder Soldier was extremely protective of his surrogate daughter Rebecca when she was a child, protecting her both from serious threats like kidnappers and from minor things like boys asking her out. Though he lost those overprotective traits as she grew up. [[spoiler:Later, it's revealed that he really IS her father, Kyros, who was [[BalefulPolymorph transformed]] into a toy by one of Doflamingo's minions. Unfortunately, the curse also causes everyone else to forget he ever existed, so she doesn't realize it until after the curse is broken.]]
* Akio Furukawa in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''. Most extreme example in After Story, where he became rather enraged at the prospect of Tomoya having sex with Nagisa despite them ''being married already''.
-->'''Akio:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Congratulations... YOU BASTARD!]]
** Rather, he tends to ''act'' like one in order to tease Tomoya, but it's apparent that he really likes Tomoya and approves of his relationship with Nagisa. How many overprotective dads let their daughter's boyfriend live at their house?
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'':
** The Elder is ''selectively'' protective of Miu. Keeping her by his side as he travelled the world battling evil, fine. Sending her out to protect Kenichi, encouraged. But any prospective suitors (i.e. Kenichi) must defeat [[WorldsStrongestMan the Elder]] first.
** There's also Kenichi's dad. The man's first and foremost reaction to his son in danger is to whip out a shotgun. The shotgun's name is SEBASTIAN, and it can take care of two bit punks bullying his son just as easily as it takes care of the squirrels that infested the backyard.
* Rahzel's adoptive father in ''Manga/HatenkouYuugi'' (a.k.a. ''Dazzle''). Even though he sent Rahzel off to travel on her own, he planned to put a tracking device in her bag. (He forgot to put that one in, but there must have been another one, because he was able to find her later.) While teaching her to fend for herself, he was secretly following her to make sure nothing happened. He was ''very'' upset to learn that Rahzel would sleep in the same hotel room (though in different beds) as Baroqueheat and Alzeid to save money. And don't even get us started on his reaction when Rahzel told him all the stuff [[ChivalrousPervert Baroqueheat]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/hatenkou_yuugi/v08/c000.2/13.html got up to...]]
* Aki's father in ''Manga/SilverSpoon'' is less than happy when Yugo gets a bit too close to his daughter. Or so much as ''[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/gin_no_saji/c019/9.html looks in her direction]]''.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': Kogoro Mouri lives and breathes this trope. Please, don't you ever dare to look at his beautiful daughter Ran in any way he doesn't like, [[CuteBruiser even when she can protect herself decently]]. At best, [[ButtMonkey hilarity]] [[BumblingDad will]] [[HilarityEnsues ensue]]. At worse, [[PapaWolf you'll be on the receiving end of]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass a powerful judo throw.]].
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. [[CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough Mardukas isn't Tessa's genetic father]] but that doesn't prevent him from issuing threats to Sōsuke against trying anything with her during the time she's at his place. Specifically, the submarine XO threatens to launch Sōsuke from a torpedo tube with a 300 kg explosive if he "commits some shameless act on her". Naturally, poor Sōsuke is scared out of his wits... [[ChasteHero not that he'd]] [[CluelessChickMagnet even try]]. And the funny thing is, it later turns out that it's ''[[SubordinateExcuse Tessa]]'' who should be looked at so that she won't try to [[DudeShesLikeInAComa molest]] him in his sleep.
* In ''Manga/GakuenBabysitters'', Kirin's father is distrustful toward the motives of the male workers, and accuses the boys she plays with of staring at her with "[[{{Lust}} those kinds of eyes]]" after they admit to liking her (platonically). If you're unfamiliar with the work and haven't gleamed it from the title, we're talking about a bunch of ''toddlers''.
* Sorata's father in ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou''. In Episode 7, Sorata tries to call his mom to ask about the reason behind his sister Yuuko's visit. He gets the wrong number in his first attempts and reaches his dad instead. The father, upon hearing a male voice on the line, immediately declares that he will never give Yuuko to anybody, without realizing it's his son he's talking to.
* ''Manga/CityHunter'' has a couple examples:
** The first is a rich man who kept his daughter away from people for her entire childhood, and when she got a job in a fast food he went and hired City Hunter, ''knowing fully well he was not just a bodyguard but a killer too'', to protect her from perverts. He had a point: first, he hired the killer only after seeing an obvious pervert flirting with his immensely naive daughter (you can imagine his horror when he finally met City Hunter and saw that ''he'' was the pervert); second, that fast food was in the middle of a territory subjected to a turf war between two rival yakuza groups, turf war that had already claimed ''four'' directors of that fast food and would claim a fifth after the end of the arc. Admittedly, he didn't know of the turf war when he hired City Hunter, but he was right.
** The other is a politician whose reaction to his daughter running away from home is to hire Umibozu (a known killer) to take her back home and ''murder her boyfriend''. Given his daughter's reaction to Umibozu attacking with a bazooka, it wasn't the first time he did something like that. Again, he had a point by accident: she had ran from home not only to go away with her boyfriend, but also because she was being pursued by a terrorist organization for accidentally witnessing where they had placed a ''nuke''. Also, he gave his blessing when he saw that the boyfriend reacted to the terrorists attacking her by shielding her with his body.
* In ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', the villain Sydonay's main motivation is to keep his surrogate daughter Hecate [[PapaWolf safe]] and pure. When the villains captured Yuji and had Hecate drain his power, Sydonay protested because she started moaning in pleasure. Later, when Hecate and his leader Snake of the Festival (in Yuji's body) were gone for a while, Bel Peol had to assure him that they weren't having sex behind his back.
* Sunako Nakahara's father from ''Manga/TheWallflower'' left his work in Africa, flew all the way into Japan, and snuck into the Nakahara estate just because her aunt informed him that she was staying with four bishounen pretty boys. He then proceeds to put one of said pretty boys through training from hell simply because he heard a rumor that he and Sunako MIGHT be dating.
* In the ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' chibi special episodes, Kirito gives of shades of this in regards to his and Asuna's AI daughter Yui. The main victim of his protective tendencies is Klein, who he threatens constantly about teaching Yui inappropriate things.
* ''Anime/TheTaleOfThePrincessKaguya'': Averted with Kaguya's father, who does indeed want the best for Kaguya, including the highest-ranking husband possible.
* Kaoru's father in ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' was shown to be this in a flashback. While offering her a taser for protection when she goes on a date was within the realm of being reasonable, the ''Automatic Rifle'' was not.
* Maho's dad from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' is a more levelheaded tone of this. When Riku, Maho's boyfriend, comes over for Christmas he gets nervous and when she was a little younger he made her little sister tag along on their date.
* Sherry's dad, Bear Walken, from ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'' anime. During the Family gathering party, Bear is not fond of seeing Harry going to the dessert table together with Sherry. When the two have gone fairly far, Bear speaks up.
--> '''Bear''': Brandon, tell Harry that if he fools around with my daughter, I ''will'' kill him.
* In ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'', the main heroine Youko made a deal with her father to stay in school as long as nobody finds out she's a vampire. When she and main character Asahi came to her house for vacation, her father starts eying him out of suspicion. Not because he suspects Asahi found out her secret, but because he suspects they're dating.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Nevulon is a fairly good example in episode 291 [[spoiler:when he and Alisa Southerncross are separated at the hotsprings, and he goes insane with worry.]]
* Subverted in ''Manga/{{Horimiya}}''. Hori's father initially states that he won't let Miyamura date her before admitting that he was joking and [[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat it was just something he always wanted to say]]. In reality he's very supportive of their relationship, to the point that [[IWantGrandkids he tried coming up with baby names]] as early as his ''second'' appearance.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Mostly subverted in ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'', since Peter Parker is much less concerned about his daughter May having sex than he is worried that she'll be seriously hurt or killed while acting as a super-hero, given that he obviously knows first-hand how dangerous the job can be. He flips out when he realizes May has been crime fighting behind his back, although more recently he's come to accept his daughter's role. Later Gender Reversed when Mary Jane nearly had a nervous breakdown when May was almost killed fighting one of her father's old enemies, leading May to voluntarily give up being Spider-Girl, until circumstances forced her back into costume. Also played straight in a few instances, such as when May goes on a date with J. Johan Jameson's grandson, which rankles Peter's hide to no end, and when he asks why she couldn't date Jimmy Yuma (who Peter likes), Mary Jane says that Jimmy is terrified of Peter.
-->'''Peter:''' That's why I like him!
* In ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'', Gina and Brittany's magically inclined father likes to set his head on fire (making it, in fact, a flaming skull) when meeting boys his girls bring home. Brittany considers it significant when he doesn't do it when meeting her paramour [[spoiler:and later, husband]] Strype.
* Mr. Lodge (Veronica's father) isn't overly fond of [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie]] dating his daughter, mostly because [[TheKlutz accident-prone Archie]] typically destroys at least one precious antique whenever he visits the Lodge mansion. On the other hand, having been repeatedly saved from thieves, swindlers, blackmailers and underhanded business rivals by Archie means Mr. Lodge is able to accept him, at least. And he shows his complete support of Archie when he proposes to Veronica, even going as far as to give him a cushy job so that he will be able to support Veronica on his own. It's also been indicated that Mr. Lodge tolerates Archie because interaction with the boy keeps Veronica from becoming ''too'' much of a SpoiledBrat.
* Hippolyta from ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' is an example of an Overprotective Mom. Not only does she try to keep Diana out of the contest that made her Wonder Woman in the first place, but after receiving visions of Wonder Woman dying, she rigs another contest so that Diana will lose and another Amazon dies in her place.
* Franchise/{{Batman}}
** When Barbara was raging against Bruce/Batman for using her and Cass and sending them out on a cruise for "vacation" when he knew that a certain target was there, ''and'' accusing him of only seeing Cass as a weapon, he was completely stoic about it, even smiling at one point. Until Barbara casually mentioned that Comicbook/{{Superboy}} had met up with Cass. Then, he proceeded to smash the keyboard up.
** In ''Robin: Year One'', a young Dick Grayson (as Robin) is having a friendly chat with Captain Jim Gordon outside the Gordon house. Jim's daughter Barbara comes outside, and briefly shares a look with Dick. Jim glares at Dick and utters, "Not on your life, Boy Wonder." It becomes HilariousInHindsight when it's revealed later that Jim drove Dick and Barbara to their high school prom.
* Although not her biological nor step-father, [[Franchise/TheFlash Jay Garrick]] is this way to Stargirl, especially with adult supers (or [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]) trying to date her. Good to know the oldsters in the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]] aren't just {{Cool Old Guy}}s.
* When Knives Chau's father finds out his daughter is (actually, was) dating the title character of ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'', a white boy, he puts on sunglasses, a BadassLongcoat, takes one of his antique swords, and goes after Scott. After Scott starts fighting his own battles (by killing [[spoiler:Roxanne]]) and explaining he barely touched Knives during their time together, Mr. Chau goes home and tells his daughter he's OK with her seeing a white guy. Since she doesn't speak a word of Chinese, she has no idea what he said.
* Of all people, hotheaded god of war Ares struggles with trying to ''prevent'' this in ''ComicBook/DarkAvengers''. When he finds out his son Phobos has been training with Nick Fury, he gets quite angry and looks quite willing to tear everything in arm's length apart. At the same time, though, he admits that he resented his father Zeus acting in a similar fashion and doesn't want to drive his own son away like Ares felt driven away from Zeus. Ares eventually relents, but warns Fury that, should the boy get killed, it's quite likely that Zeus will still act like an Overprotective Granddad and act accordingly, even if Ares is more understanding.
* Tobias Knopp in one story by Creator/WilhelmBusch. Justified because three of the suitors of his daughter aren't exactly {{Nice Guy}}s.
* Even though they're cousins, and she's actually chronologically older than he is, ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' took on this role with Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} when she first arrived on earth. He even jumped down the throat of one of the Amazons of Themyscira for besting her while they were ''sparring''.
* In ''ComicBook/AstroCity'', Duncan Keller's first reaction to learning that his daughter [[spoiler:is not only training as one of the new Starfighters with four others, but one of those four, a human young man, is romantically interested in her.]] His wife cools him down.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'s'' dad Greg is starting to show serious signs of this in recent years, as Luann has recently attracted the attention of boys that seem genuinely attracted to her. (The characters in the strip have matured and aged very slowly over the strip's history, but they still have.)
* Darryl, from ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues'', especially toward his oldest daughter, Zoe. In one early storyline, Darryl panicked when he learned that a then two-year-old Zoe had a crush on an "older man" (a ''three-year-old''). He also reacted [[{{Main/Fainting}} about as well as you'd expect]] when Zoe (who was, at most, around 10 years old) got a coupon in the mail from Victoria's Secret.
** Darryl's {{Black Best Friend}}, Mike, has shades of this too. When Wanda was telling him about Darryl's freakout over the aforementioned three-year-old, Mike's reply was "Just tell the kid to keep away from my Keesha, okay?" At the time, Keesha was ''a year old''.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': Rare female example. During a conversation Shinji tells he thinks his daughters have few suitors because his wife Asuka scares them away.
* In ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', Kyon realizes his father will be one when his sister gets older. His father already thinks that way, though.
* {{Gender Flip}}ped in ''[[Fanfic/UltimateSpiderWoman Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change with the Light]]'' when Ben Reilly's father threatens to make Mary Jane Watson's life very, very miserable if she doesn't stay away from his son. Ben himself is not amused when he finds out.
* The fanon portrays Hiashi Hyuuga from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ([[RonTheDeathEater when he's not being portrayed as evil]]) as this over Hinata and Hanabi. Also Kurenai over Hinata as well.
** One example, concerning Hiashi, can be seen in ''Fanfic/KitsuneNoKenFistOfTheFox''. Hiashi becomes this for his children, mainly Hinata, once he forms the impression that Naruto doesn't take his studies as seriously as Hinata is expected to do with hers. The over-protectiveness increases after Hiashi finds out that Naruto was one of the [[PersonOfMassDestruction Kyuushingai]], as he doesn't want his daughter associating with a guy who was part of [[TheDreaded a group infamous for causing 365 days of carnage across several cities in the not-too-distant past]].
* ''Fanfic/KakashisKid'', a ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic, portrays Kakashi Hatake as this, to the extent where the babysitters of choice are ''ANBU''. And they're ''not good enough''.
* Ensei in ''Fanfic/TheTaintedGrimoire'' is said to be this by Sasasha. An example includes his reaction to learning his daughter Kanin is going on a date. It is exactly what you'd expect from someone labelled overprotective.
* In ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'', Pieter Sohryu tackles an ''Angel'' (well, the remnant of an Angel anyway) when he thinks it was making a pass at his daughter. Junior, for his part, wasn't, but ends up in a fistfight with Pieter over it anyway. Later, when both of them are sitting in NERV's detention cells, they come to an understanding:
-->'''Pieter:''' Well?\\
'''Junior:''' [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: The Bro Code is clear: thou shalt not hit on thy bro's daughter. ]]
(''they fistbump'')
* In ''Fanfic/EarthAndSky'', Big Macintosh's very young children are not targeted but he seems to be practicing on both of his sisters and their budding relationships (nevermind that Applejack is, at this point, ''[[OldMaid thirty]]'').
* Sesshomaru to both Rin and Sesshura in ''WebVideo/InuyashaTheRealWorld''.
* Inverted, as Tom Riddle serves as an overprotective son to Harry in ''Fanfic/IfThemsTheRules''.
* In ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'', Dr. Light was this to Roll at first, and Dr. Cossack is this for Kalinka.
* Anakin Skywalker is often written this way in fan-fiction where he does not go Vader and is around to see Leia grow up, much to Han's... misfortune. He is also shown (though not as often) to have problems with his son's love interest Mara Jade in the same context.
* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Moratorium}}'', Sirius Black is an overprotective uncle for Harry.
* ''FanFic/ChristmasWithACorduroy'': Lynda Pines, [[WesternAnimaton/GravityFalls Dipper and Mabel's]] mother, is a rare female example, and in a non-romantic context. An extremely wound-up woman, after hearing the Pines' twins stories about [[ActionGirl Wendy]], Lynda immediately concludes that she is a bad influence. She ''very'' reluctantly allows Wendy into her home for Christmas, and spends much of the story badgering her and treating her like a criminal. [[spoiler:After she goes too far, Lynda admits to Wendy that Dipper and Mabel were [[AdultFear born two months early, which left them in a critical condition]], and still fears she could lose them]].
* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'''s fanfic ''[[Fanfic/CrucibleMassEffect Crucible]]'', many turian dads run strongly on this trope to various degrees:
** Garrus' maternal grandfather Sheor tried to kill his dad Avitus with an axe when discovered that the latter's impregnated his daughter before marriage. To summarize the event, He flung the kitchen table to the side and effortlessly threw Avitus's mom Kadisa, who is a [[NeverMessWithGranny CQC expert]] into a couch, to chase Avitus around the huge homestead for three rounds before catching up. It took Avitus's dad Garrus, to get into a fist-fight with Sheor for the man to stop trying to kill his future son-in-law.
** Then Avitus himself wasn't very pleased with the fact that Solana was all grown up and now has a suitor.
** In the [[BadFuture bad timeline]], Garrus and Shepard's son Gaius started dreading about his daughter will have dates immediately right after he realized ''his wife is pregnant with said kid''.
** PlayedForLaughs with Avitus's friend Crassus who went crazy over his cat Mrs. Tibb. When he discovered that the cat was pregnant he was indecisive between killing the neighbor's male cat that did it and the vet that installed the faulty contraception chip.
** Tragically, [[BigBad Makerm]] was this to his daughter Koria but [[MyGreatestFailure it wasn't enough to protect her]] [[RapeLeadsToInsanity from being raped, became insane]] [[DrivenToSuicide and then drown herself]]. This event was the reason he decided to bring all turians under his rules.
** Averted with [[spoiler:Shepard]]'s dad Sam who, while protective of his child when needed (like saving her from two rapists and then fed the hungry teen), was very supportive of her relationship with her husband. In fact, the reason she and [[spoiler:Garrus]] met in the first place was because Sam arranged it so they could fall in love and then married as he knew the husband and his family would love and protect his child with everything they had.
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12139190/1/Overprotective A Fire Emblem Awakening fic]] has this be the case with both Chrom and Robin. Chrom had Frederick spy on Lucina's date. Robin however, went a bit farther than that. Neither of their daughters approve.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5786099/11/Cold-blood Cold Blood]]'' Hermione's father makes a production of showing off his skeet-shooting trophies and shotgun.
-->'''Henry Granger:''' Now, Harry, where was I? Ah, yes, I remember. Now, Harry, I was told that you are dating my daughter...
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11123742/7/The-Vanishing-Cabinet-Of-Time The Vanishing Cabinet of Time]]'' Hermione gets her parents to allow Harry to spend the first two weeks of the summer after third year at their house.
-->'''Hermione:''' If Mum's words are anything to go by, Daddy will tell you all about his days in the SAS during his father-to-boyfriend talk with you.\\
'''Harry:''' Offensive tactics meant to scare me. 'Treat my daughter wrong and I'll use my pistol.' Gotcha.\\
'''Hermione:''' More like his shotgun. But yes, pretty much.
* Surprisingly enough subverted with both Magneto and Joe Danvers in ''FanFic/ChildOfTheStorm.'' Magneto terrifies [[spoiler: Dresden]] a bit, but he's surprisingly friendly, backing off from an IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer speech when Wanda cuts him off. Joe Danvers, meanwhile, has absolutely no problem with Harry dating his daughter. Unfortunately, other problems arise from that...

[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* In ''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/donkeyskin/stories/bear.html The Bear]]'', the heroine turns into a {{bear|sAreBadNews}} to escape her OverprotectiveDad.
* In Creator/AsbjornsenAndMoe's ''Literature/TheGiantWhoHadNoHeartInHisBody'', the king insists on keeping one son by him at all times. Which is awkward when the other six vanish.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''
** King Triton is an interesting variation on this. He's actually over the moon when he finds out Ariel has a potential suitor, only he assumes it's a ''mer''man. He becomes a more recognizable OverprotectiveDad when he finds it out it's actually a human, going as far as to trash Ariel's grotto. When you consider that humans constantly prey on sea creatures for food (not to mention Ariel knows ''nothing'' about Eric), Triton's position is a little more understandable.
** In the prequel, [[spoiler:humans killed Ariel's mother, of whom, out of all their daughters, [[StrongFamilyResemblance Ariel is the spitting image]]]]. This ''definitely'' makes Triton's reasoning more understandable. [[spoiler:He probably couldn't bear the thought of basically losing his wife ''twice''.]]
** Heck, [[spoiler:even Ariel is like this to her own daughter, Melody. She doesn't even let her go in the water, probably to keep her safe from Morgana and to hope she doesn't do a repeat of the mistakes she made concerning Ursula]].
* Tramp from ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', [[spoiler:particularly in the sequel, because he didn't want his son to make the same mistakes he did.]]
* Simba turned into this in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'', but considering the amount of trauma he endured as a cub in the original, perhaps it was well justified.
* Roxanne's dad in ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'', in [[UglyGuysHotDaughter all his huge, fat, ugly glory.]] Although all he does is glare ominously at Max and growl.
* Manny is this towards Peaches in ''WesternAnimation/IceAgeContinentalDrift'', Though in his defense, given what happened to his previous family as revealed in the original film, who could blame him?
* {{Dracula}} in ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' has built a giant castle in the middle of nowhere surrounded by a haunted forest and a perpetual mist in order to protect his daughter Mavis from the greatest threat known to all monsters -- [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans]]. With good reason, as it turns out, as [[spoiler:humans killed his wife, Mavis's mother]]. Unfortunately, he has promised Mavis to let her leave the castle on her 118th birthday, and that day is here.
* Gru in ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' eventually grows into one. He becomes very over-protective in the sequel when Margo begins showing interest in boys and dating.
* Marlin to Nemo in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', all because a barracuda killed the rest of his family. However, by the end of the film, he has learned overprotectiveness isn't a good thing at all.
* The ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' short "Riley's First Date?" [[HilarityEnsues milks this for much hilarity]].
--> (Dad answers door to see it's a boy about the same age as his daughter)
-->'''Jordan''': "Is... Riley here?"
--> (Jump to the inside of Dad's head)
-->'''Dad's Anger:''' "RED ALERT!"\\
'''Alarms:''' BOY! BOY! BOY!


[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Less {{egregious}} than other examples, Dr. Houseman from ''Film/DirtyDancing'' is still pretty damn strict.
* Bruce Willis and his shotgun in ''Film/{{Armageddon}}''.
* In ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'', Kat and Bianca's father is an obstetrician who obsesses about his daughters' chastity. Unlike in the play ''[[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Taming of the Shrew]]'' from which the film is [[RecycledINSPACE loosely adapted]], his motivation for requiring his shrewish daughter to enter a romantic relationship first is that he hopes both will remain chaste. [[spoiler:Although he's a little too late in one case...]]
* Creator/RogerEbert once condemned the Tony Danza movie ''Film/ShesOutOfControl'' for dragging this into {{Squick}} levels.
%%* John Mahoney plays one in ''Film/SayAnything''.
* Jack Byrnes (played by Robert [=DeNiro=]) of the movie ''Film/MeetTheParents''. He goes so far as to force his daughter's boyfriend to take a polygraph test. ''In the middle of the night''. This is a common theme throughout the entire movie and both sequels.
* Subverted in the Colin Firth plot in ''Film/LoveActually''; when Firth travels to Portugal to ask the woman he loves to marry him, he encounters her father... who, thinking that he's wanting to marry her (less attractive) sister, has no problem -- and when she indignantly asks him whether he'd sell his daughter to a perfect stranger, blithely replies "Selling? I'll pay ''him''." Even when the misunderstanding is clarified, he still isn't particularly bothered that a complete stranger (to him) wants to propose to his daughter completely out of the blue.
* Subverted in ''Film/TheWackness''. It looks as if Squarez is rearing to rip Luke a new one when he finds out that he and his stepdaughter Stephanie are dating; however, it's actually ''Luke'' that he's worried about, warning him that Stephanie is likely to dump him once her friends return from vacation. Considering the fact that he's Luke's friend, therapist, and that Luke hinted at considering suicide, it's not as strange as it seems.
* Lancelot in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' "rescuing" Galahad from the "clutches" of the girls of [[LadyLand Castle Anthrax]]. Though the fact that Galahad was Lancelot's son was never mentioned in the film, it can be assumed that he was intended to be (as in the [[KingArthur source material]]) as [[ShownTheirWork the Pythons knew their Arthuriana]].
* Nathan Wallace in ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' takes this to some ''scary'' extremes with his daughter, Shilo. When the story begins, she's been locked in her bedroom for 17 years. It seems like he has good reason for this, as she has a rare blood disease. [[spoiler:Until it turns out that she doesn't, and he was actually poisoning her so he could keep her with him and away from the outside world. Though with it becoming a complete CrapsackWorld, can you really blame him?]]
* ''Film/{{Troll 2}}'': "If my father knew you were here, he'd cut off your little nuts and eat them. He can't stand you."
* In ''Film/BadBoysII'', Marcus' daughter is being picked up at her home by her boyfriend Reggie. Despite specific instructions from his wife to ''not'' go into the overprotective "Her daddy is a policeman, so watch out!" routine, he immediately proceeds to lay down the law [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRiT3ISEN3M punctuated with threats of violence]]. ('''Language warning'''.) The scene then CrossesTheLineTwice when his partner Mike pretends to be a family friend who just got out of prison, and chimes in with his own ''outright psychotic'' threats, including pointing a gun at Reggie's face and then pretending he will ''rape'' him if Reggie exceeds the dating boundaries:
-->'''Mike Lowery:''' You ever made love to a man?\\
'''Reggie:''' (''horrified'') No.\\
'''Mike Lowery:''' You ''want'' to?\\
'''Reggie:''' (''almost crying'') No sir...
* In the 2008 Liam Neeson film ''Film/{{Taken}}'', Neeson's character Bryan Mills comes across as this at first, with the rules he tries to impose for his daughter's safety. She's annoyed by them and thinks he's too strict, as does his ex-wife. Shortly after, he is proven right when he has to storm his way through the Paris Underworld to try and save his daughter from sex-traders. Mills, an ex-CIA agent, fights off thugs left and right with mostly hand-to-hand combat and even ties one of the unfortunate traders to a chair, sticks a long nail into each leg, hooks a jumper cable to each leg nail and to the house's wiring, and shocks him so he reveals who he and his group sold his daughter to. After the interrogation, he leaves him in the chair, to have volts and volts of electricity flow through his body until "it is shut off for lack of payment on the bill." Mills did say that he would kill him after finding him, and kill him he did!
* Although he does warm up to his daughter's boyfriend by the end of the movie, Beldar from ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'' can be quite the Overprotective Dad too, in his own peculiar way, backed up by SuperStrength:
-->''[Beldar tears open the roof to Ronnie's car]''\\
'''Ronnie:''' H-hi, Mr. Conehead.\\
'''Beldar:''' I find you unacceptable!\\
'''Ronnie:''' Yes, sir.\\
'''Beldar:''' If I did not fear incarceration from human authority figures, I would terminate your life functions by applying sufficient pressure to your blunt skull so as to force its collapse!\\
'''Ronnie:''' Th-thank you.
* ''College Road Trip''. Giving a nice greeting to a male study partner of the protagonist's daughter seems to cause him physical pain.
* There's a LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek that features Robert Urich as an overprotective father who takes it to the extreme. He kills his daughters' husbands for the life insurance money. Gwyneth Paltrow plays one of the daughters.
* ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' has the dad drop this little hint to a guy taking his daughter out:
-->'''Mel:''' Anything happens to my daughter, I've got a .45 and a shovel. I doubt anybody would miss you.
* In the RomCom ''Film/NewInTown'', Harry Connick Jr. plays one, especially when his little girl is going to her first dance.
-->'''Ted:''' Just remember: anything you do to her, I do to you. (''insert menacing glare'')
* ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'': Captain Von Trapp was this towards his eldest daughter Liesl when he suspected she was seeing a German boy, Rolf. However, [[spoiler:he was ''right'' about the matter when Rolf became a Nazi and threatened to turn the whole family in. The Captain tries to talk him out of it and fails, so they have to leave the country.]]. However, Rolf may very well have done so because of the Captain's former treatment, and couldn't find it in himself to forgive the old man.
* In the Ice Cube film ''Film/ThePlayersClub'', Blue, the local DJ at the stripper club the protagonist, Diana, works at comes to pick her up for a date. While he waiting for her to get ready, he meets her dad who just happens to be practicing his marksmanship with a gun. As you can imagine, the scene is far from comfortable to Blue.
* The father from ''Film/{{Critters}}'' is a low-key example, glaring at her daughter's new boyfriend all through dinner and dismissing his flashy sports car as a "fancy toy". Also a severe case of [[MyGirlIsNotASlut fatherly denial]], as he's floored when his wife reassures him she'd told their daughter the facts of life "years ago"... this, while said daughter is busily making out with her date in the barn.
* The father in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVtCDFq5T2w this German film adaptation]] of the fairy tale Jorinde and Joringel does not approve of his daughter's relationship with Joringel and uses violence against him a number of times. (This character is a CanonForeigner and does not appear in the original story.)
* In Disney's ''My Date with the President's Daughter'', when Duncan is about to take the title girl out (he had no idea who she was when he asked her out), [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent her father]] comes in and tells him to have her back by 10 PM. He even threatens to institute the draft if anything happens to his daughter (of course, if Duncan knew anything about how US government works, he'd know the President doesn't have that power). He also sends two Secret Service agents with them. At the end of the film, he seems to have mellowed a little and even shows up at Duncan's school to tell him he's ok with them dating and has accepted that his daughter is just a regular teenager. Then, when Duncan takes Hallie out again, the camera pulls back to reveal their car flanked by four Secret Service vehicles with a helicopter providing aerial support.
* [[Creator/BruceWillis John McClane]] in ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' is this, even though his daughter is well in her twenties and doesn't want anything to do with him.
* Morgan in ''Film/TheOldDarkHouse1963'' is violently protective of his daughter Morgana. This is rather unfortunate for the protagonist, whom Morgana has the hots for.
* Inverted in the SlasherMovie ''Film/CherryFalls'': In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5JtpC1F8Rg#t=2m27s this scene]], [[TheSheriff Sheriff]] Brent Marken asks his virginal daughter Jody to [[SexAsRiteOfPassage go all the way]] because the serial killer he's after only [[MustNotDieAVirgin targets virgins]].
* In ''Herbie: Fully Loaded'', Ray Peyton Sr. is dead set against his daughter Maggie being a racer, as much as she wants to follow in his footsteps. This is for two understandable reasons; one, because she had gotten into a bad car accident while street racing years ago, and two:
-->'''Ray Peyton Sr.:''' Because you're [[StrongFamilyResemblance the spitting image of your]] [[MissingMom mother]]. And I can't lose her twice.

* {{Gender Flip}}ped example in ''Jo's Boys'', the third sequel to ''Literature/LittleWomen'': Daisy's father John Brooke died when she was 10, so her mother Meg has to play the overprotective mother who doesn't believe Nat is good enough for her daughter.
* In ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', the description of Finch's Landing mentions that its original owner designed the upstairs so that the son's bedroom would be accessible by one staircase, and the daughters' bedrooms only by another... which took you directly through the parents' room.
* Savagely deconstructed in ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice''. Sergeant Bothari is crazily overprotective of his daughter Elena and gets violent when a guy tries to start a relationship with her. It's typical of this trope for the dad to be overprotective because he knows AllMenArePerverts. Well, in Bothari's case, he is a former rapist and she herself is the product of him raping a prisoner-of-war. After Elena finds this out, she is utterly disgusted by him.
* Done ''very'' darkly with Beverley Marsh's dad in Stephen King's ''Literature/{{It}}''. He beats her up whenever she does something odd (commenting that he worries about her A LOT) and when he finds out that she's been spending time with the rest of the Loser's Club, he demands that she take off her pants so he can check her barrier. Thankfully she gets away, but wow.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': {{Gender flip}}ped, but Athena does not approve of Percy's association with her daughter Annabeth,and [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer she makes it apparent should Percy ever sway in his loyalties....]]
* Jean Valjean in ''Literature/LesMiserables'', even though he isn't Cosette's real father. At first this is partly from self-preservation, as he believes Marius (who has been exchanging glances with Cosette) is an agent of the police, but once he finds out that they have been secretly meeting he wishes Marius dead. [[spoiler:Then inverted as he [[PassingTheTorch designates him as his successor in taking care of Cosette]] and saves him from the Barricade.]]
* A mild version in those parts of ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'' written by Creator/AaronAllston. Wedge Antilles has two daughters. He insisted on having them carry two blasters when they were going out, and despaired when he found that one of them was dating another pilot, and due to the mission and secrecy he couldn't talk to her.
* '''[[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!]]''' becomes this when he and Jennifer have a daughter named Jane in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' [[LightNovel/DisgaeaNovels novels]]. The most noteworthy proof of this is that he absolutely does not approve of Jane’s romantic feelings for Laharl, even though he should know that [[NobleDemon Laharl]] [[HiddenHeartOfGold would never hurt her]] and is [[CelibateHero not interested in a romantic relationship to begin with]].
* ''Literature/WashingtonSquare'' subverts this -- while the way Catherine's father treats her paramour Morris comes off as him wanting to protect his little girl from a man who's not up to snuff, in reality he only wants to protect his money from a prospective GoldDigger.
* ''Literature/ARoseForEmily'' paints the image of Emily in the background, and her father at the door with her back to her, bullwhip in hand. It is implied this is why she never got engaged.
* In ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' Desmond tries to do this to Fletcher on Valkyrie's first date. Given his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies it is hilarious.
* ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' takes this trope in combination with GreenEyedMonster; the reason Humbert Humbert doesn't like his adoptive daughter being with other boys (or men) is because he wants her for himself.
* ''Literature/LegacyOfTheDragokin'': Daniar has a son who is ready and eager to follow in her footsteps as guardian of the realm but she keeps him squestered in the castle.
* ''Liteature/JourneyToChaos'': When Tiza learns who her parents are, she realizes that [[spoiler:Retina's]] dislike of Nolien, her LoveInterest, should have been a dead giveaway.
%% * ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'': Gender-flipped with Jocelyn Fray.
* In ''[[Literature/NightWatch Sixth Watch]]'', Anton has enchanted one of his teenage daughter's earrings to protect her against anyone, who wants to harm her. Quite reasonable, right? She has a number of such amulets from both Anton and her mother, as well as the heads of both Moscow Watches. However, Anton has also added a low-level spell to the earring to ward off any boys until her 18th birthday. His daughter suspects this and is extremely annoyed. Anton swears to her that this isn't true and then [[BreakingTheFourthWall tells the readers not to judge him, especially if they happen to be fathers with teenage daughters of their own]]. The spell doesn't appear to be working to ward off Innokenti, who becomes her boyfriend, but this might be because the boy is a potentially Higher Other. Innokenti does, however, want to wait a little longer before they have sex, earning him some respect from Anton, even though it annoys his daughter, who wants to consummate the relationship.
* Simon Worthington in ''Film/WhosThatGirl'', the father of Louden Trott's fiancee Wendy, to the point where in the prenuptial agreement Louden has to sign, he has pages full of diagrammed sexual positions Louden and Wendy aren't allowed to engage in.
* Literature/TheSisterhoodOfTheTravelingPants has Lena's father, who revokes his financial support for her to study art in college when he finds out her summer drawing class involves nude models.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
%%* ''Series/TeenWolf'': Mr. Argent, of course.
* ''Series/That70sShow'': After [[spoiler:Kelso]] gets a girl pregnant and she bears his illegitimate daughter, he finds himself unable to take advantage of a dumb blonde, as he can't stop worrying about ''his'' daughter being exposed to [[HypocriticalHumor some sex-crazed jerk.]] He eventually decides that the only way to have guilt-free sex is to get the father's permission. This... [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong doesn't quite work.]] It doesn't help that he says something very close to: "I'd like to have sex with your daughter, and I thought I'd ask you first because I couldn't help but worry about my own illegitimate baby girl."
** Bob Pinciotti was like this with Donna in relation to her dating Eric, especially after finding out the two of them had sex.
* Danny Tanner of ''Series/FullHouse'', specially in regards to DJ.
* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'':
** Philip Banks with Ashley. He could be that way with Hilary as well such as the episode when she was going to pose for Magazine/{{Playboy}}. Though he was never as protective with her as he was with Ashley.
** Will was also pretty protective of Ashley, to the point of throwing a fit when he sees her kissing boys.
** Will meets one such dad of a girl he was currently dating. The dad however happens to be a pilot and tricks Will into a plane ride where he uses his flying skills to try and scare Will away from his daughter. It doesn't get much better when the plane stalls, they have to bail out and end up stuck alone in the forest together.
** And another during the show's first season, who doesn't think ANYONE is good enough for his little girl, to the point where no one even bothers to ask her out because they know her dad will say "no".
* Cain Dingle in ''Series/{{Emmerdale}}'' has gotten violent on several occasions when he thinks someone is trying to take advantage of his little girl
* Joel Nash and Rhyss Sutherland in ''Series/HomeAndAway''.
* Tommy Harris in ''Series/CoronationStreet''. More recently, Owen Armstrong.
* ''Series/ICarly'': As Carly's legal guardian Spencer can do this a few times, like in ''iDate a Bad Boy''. Spencer generally averts the trope though, trusting Carly to make good decisions about her movements and activities.
* John Ritter's ''Series/EightSimpleRules'' was also based on this concept, particularly a very funny list from such a father. The full title, of course, was ''Eight Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter''.
* Cleo's father in ''Series/H2OJustAddWater''.
* Mr. Noah Bennet (a.k.a. HRG) in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' is also an Overprotective Husband. The writers of the show figured they couldn't go without this in Season 2, playing the stock plot almost to the letter. Despite everyone involved knowing there was a damn good reason for caution.
* Ripley Holden in ''Series/{{Blackpool}}'' veers into {{Squick}} territory over this, describing his daughter as a "wet dream" and trying to threaten and even bribe his daughter's "unsuitable" fiancée to get lost. Made worse by the fact that the man in question [[PaedoHunt is her father's age]]. Add in the fact that the fiancé gets beaten up by Ripley's gay son because he thought that's what his father wanted and you have a family just MADE of {{Squick}}.
* Played straight with Jed Bartlet for six seasons in ''Series/TheWestWing'', particularly toward his youngest daughter Zoey.
** Often {{lampshaded}} (especially in the sixth season), in which his wife would make fun of him for being a cliché. Fortunately for him, being [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent President of the United States]] came in very handy for intimidating potential mates.
--->'''President Josiah Bartlet:''' Just remember these two things: she's nineteen years old, and the 82nd Airborne works for me.
** These fears are kind of justified, as demonstrated by his rant from season 1 outlining how anything happening to Zoey would be the "nightmare scenario" and by [[spoiler:her kidnapping in season 4, which causes him to invoke the 25th Amendment and temporarily relinquish power in a way that's very similar to the said rant.]]
** In the seventh season, when his middle daughter, Ellie, was getting married to a nerd named Vic (and not a HollywoodNerd, an actual nerd), he deliberately engineered a situation where Vic would get swarmed by backslapping military brass. The nerd eventually wins over Bartlet, of course.
* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' has a classic OverprotectiveDad in Dan Conner as played by John Goodman, with an only marginally more rational Overprotective Mom in Roseanne herself.
* Gene Simmons of ''Series/GeneSimmonsFamilyJewels'' is shown as an overprotective father to his daughter Sophie, since he knows what young guys want from his own past experience. He might as well breathe fire to any guy trying to get close to Sophie. He was even called a {{hypocrite}} by one of his friends.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'':
** Subverted: where Peg's father actually approves of Al, so much so that he literally [[ShotgunWedding forced Al at gunpoint]] to marry Peg after Al mistakenly proposed to Peg while drunk and later tried to get out of the marriage.
** Played straight when Al goes so far as to hurt each and every one of Kelly's boyfriends (and boy, does she have a fair amount). He does that to protect the family's reputation (Kelly's very low standards means that most of the guys she dates ''truly'' are scum, and this is one of the very few times when Al actually shows some responsibility as a parent), while he doesn't mind when Bud gets some (but once in a while)...
** Also subverted with Kelly herself whenever she lands a rich guy, as Al actively supports the relationship and tries to exploit it for his own benefit.
** And when Bud confides that he has been dating his 40 year old teacher, Al shows up at the school the next day to blast the woman as a "cradle robbing pervert" and bring in two cops to arrest her. Unfortunately, the woman was out, so Al just humiliated the completely innocent elderly substitute, but overall, kudos to Al for not buying into DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale, even if the woman was "hot" and Bud was "consenting".
* Parodied with Hermes Pinzan in ''Series/YoSoyBettyLaFea'', who follows the trope to a T, but the daughter he protects so obsessively is such a ugly, nerdy and wholesome woman that he shouldn't have any reason for worry... Or has he?
* In the "Explorer" episode of ''[[Radio/TheVeryWorldOfMiltonJones Another Case of Milton Jones]]'', Annette, daughter of camping tycoon Mr Millet, complains of having an overbearing dad.
-->'''Milton:''' And my heart went out to her, as she sat there in her [[DescriptionCut cycle helmet and bubblewrap dress]].
** Millet forces Milton to row across the Pacific (as ProductPlacement) before he will let Milton marry his daughter, but reneges on this promise and locks her up in a fortress.
* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'''s Sheriff Jack Carter is a prime example. At the end of one episode, he ''handcuffed'' her to keep her from ''talking'' to a boy, and it was played for ''laughs''. However, considering how she's implied to have acted before coming to him, it was a fairly understandable level of caution. He gets much better about that whole thing later on as she gets a bit older and more mature. At one point, we think the APB he's been given is about the Mystery of the Week as he rushes off... to confront his fifteen-year-old daughter who is wanted on charges of credit card fraud to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. All through the first season it was played with, as his being protecting her from the law (he ''is'' in the business of "law enforcement" after all). After that he started to relax as she became more comfortable and began to fit into the town. To the point that he has not voiced any problems with Zoey and her boyfriend going to colleges in the same city ''on the other side of the country'' from Eureka. When he walks in on them being... intimate, his only reaction is "now my day is complete" and then turns to work on the issue of the week. At the end of the episode it is commented on his self-restraint not making any threats while they are making out in public.
* Played humorously on ''Series/That70sShow'' when Red decides to "convince" Kelso not to date his daughter Laurie. HilarityEnsues.
* Ben with Alex on ''Series/{{Lost}}'', though for good reason, as women who become pregnant on the Island invariably die. Still, locking the kid in a cage and then brainwashing him ''Film/AClockworkOrange''-style was a bit extreme. It's even reinforced in a parallel dimension in the final season, Ben [[spoiler:gives up dreams of school-wide domination for Alex's benefit]]. What a twist!
* ''Series/PushingDaisies'' gives us [[spoiler:Chuck's father Charles Charles, when he gets resurrected.]][[spoiler:Of course it doesn't help that young Ned accidentally killed Charles Charles.]]
* Subverted in ''Series/TrueBlood'' when the vampire Bill Compton threatens to throw the mortal Hoyt Fortenberry through a closed window when Bill discovers Hoyt and Jessica, who is Bill's progeny (or is it his ''ward''?), making out in his living room. Bill's physical threats were intended to protect Hoyt in case Jessica's love lust turned to blood lust.\\
Although it ''is'' to protect Hoyt, you know Bill's also being an Overprotective Daddy. After all, he did have a daughter pre vampirism.
* ''Series/{{Alias}}'': Facing off with Jack Bristow is bad enough when you think he's just a very tall, broad-shouldered, poker-faced [=airplane parts manufacturing executive/bank manager/large glowery person who seems to know everything you get up to=]. Telling him you want to date - or worse, '''marry''' - Sydney when you know he's a XanatosSpeedChess-playing double agent who keeps multiple caches of weapons around is the ''really'' fun part. The man has broken just about every rule in the book in the course of protecting his daughter, and he's probably broken rules that didn't even exist in the course of protecting her. Lampshaded by Dixon after it's revealed the lengths Jack was willing to go to, to protect Vaughan - just because it meant protecting his daughter.
-->'''Vaughan:''' You know, it's funny. It's the first time I ever felt Jack accepted me.\\
'''Dixon:''' Or else he manufactured a very elaborate scheme to postpone your wedding to his daughter.
* ''Series/{{Castle}} '':
** Richard Castle whenever he runs across a case that hurts teenage girls... Alexis may be the most responsible one in the family, but there's no denying that he loves his daughter dearly. Though the standard scene where the father intimidates his daughter's date is defied when she goes out with Owen, as she insists that he gets rid of the fake ''severed head'' and bloodstained coat, and is ready to leave immediately.
** Castle invokes this another time when he is talking with Beckett about Alexis' upcoming prom night and how he will instill fear into the young gentleman to ensure he didn't do anything untoward. While discussing this, Beckett revealed her father didn't do it (to her knowledge) but thinking back while talking she does admit her date was far more nervous after she stepped out of the room to finish getting ready, and left him alone with her father, than he was before.
* ''Series/CSIMiami'': In an episode that was otherwise a homage to ''Film/TheHangover'', the bride's dad ''really'' disapproved of the groom and at the first sign that he had hurt her (emotionally, by going to a strip club after swearing he wouldn't) he [[spoiler:bribed a stripper to bring him out back, hogtied him and [[DisproportionateRetribution left him to die at sea in a tiny inflatable raft]].]]
* ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'': Lucy's still a baby, but Danny's already saying boys won't get close enough to get her pregnant.
* Rob Fitch (Katie and Emily's dad) in ''Series/{{Skins}}''.
-->'''Rob:''' They're not still virgins tomorrow, I'll hunt you down like dogs.
:: It doesn't help that these girls are nowhere near virgins already.
* The father of Eddie's girlfriend Greta in the later seasons of ''Series/FamilyMatters'', to the point where he ''[[DisproportionateRetribution stops paying her college tuition]]'' when she won't break up with Eddie.
* In ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'', the father in "Jumping at Shadows" had a really good case for being ProperlyParanoid since [[spoiler:his daughter and family were under Witness Protection and the people gunning for his daughter managed to find them after bribing the police.]]
* The first rule of ''Series/LieToMe'' is that you don't mess with Cal Lightman's daughter. [[BerserkButton Ever]]. As people that make that mistake find out, he'll only ''begin'' with punching you in the face.
* In ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', [[spoiler:Casey instantly becomes this on meeting his college-aged daughter.]] Possibly he feels he's missed out on ''years'' of overprotectiveness. Now imagine how he feels after finding out that she's [[spoiler:dating Morgan]].
* Subverted in one episode of ''Series/GrowingPains''. Carol's dad isn't like this, but in one episode where she sneaks a boy home without telling her parents and they come home early, she panics, and tells him that he's "insane and carries a gun". (Naturally, [[FromBadToWorse that only makes the situation worse.)]]
* Taken UpToEleven with Earl's BadBoss Mr. Richfield on ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}''. He's so overprotective, he actually ''eats'' his daughters boyfriends. (He claims he only wanted to talk to the first one, but he lost his temper, and "after that, it was like eatin' peanuts.")
* Even though he was only a one-shot character, the father of Jerry's GirlOfTheWeek from "The Raincoats" episodes of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' is a good example. If you're still grounding your daughter and preventing her from seeing her boyfriend when she's old enough to rent an apartment (or at least a car), then it's probably safe to say that it's moved outside being a "tough but fair" approach to parenting and into the realm of control freakish-ness (although to be fair, [[ExtremeDoormat the girlfriend didn't seem to be trying to stop it]]). [[Film/MeetTheParents Jack Byrnes]] didn't tell us he had family there. Though there was some HypocriticalHumor to be had in the later episode "The Hamptons". For all his religious faith, [[EasilyForgiven it only took a dish of food for a peace offering]].
* An episode of ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' had [[BigBad Ransik]] turn into this because his daughter Nadira fell for Blue Ranger Lucas. However, rather than threatening him, Ransik interrupts a fight with the MonsterOfTheWeek to help out, dusting off the young man's uniform, handing him some flowers to give Nadira, and then chewing out the MOTW for nearly ruining his daughter's date.
* Proving that EvenEvilHasLovedOnes, Gul Dukat from ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' tends to overreact quite spectacularly to his daughter Ziyal's feelings for Garak. Roughing the tailor up in the middle of Quark's for holding Ziyal's hand before embarking on a dangerous mission comes to mind. Pretty dangerous, given Garak's past. Garak's past is the reason why he doesn't want them dating. It's established that Dukat and Garak have hated each other for a long time and Garak might have had something to do with [[spoiler:Dukat's father's death]].
* In a case of WhatCouldHaveBeen, an episode was planned for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in which Kirk would have courted Dr. [=McCoy's=] daughter. The storyline would have involved [=McCoy=] being torn between his friendship with Kirk and his desire to protect his daughter.
* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E18BasicGenealogy "Basic Genealogy"]], Pierce is shown to be this of his adult ex-step-children.
* Turk in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has an infant daughter but already plans to be this. He claims he won't tell his daughter that she has a vagina until she's 18. On the other hand, he's eager to get Izzie married to JD's son Sam.
* George in ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow''. He tries to scare almost all of her boyfriends away, and succeeded with all but two of them.
* ''Series/TheRiver'' gives us Emilio, who won't even let his teenage daughter be alone with a guy. [[NotUsingTheZWord Of course, he ends up being right, but not for the reason he thinks.]]
* Angela's dad (played by Billy Gibbons of Music/ZZTop fame) on ''Series/{{Bones}}''. He's scared Hodgins plenty of times and knocked him out, then tattooed him and dumped him in the desert twice. At the same time, he warns Hodgins that it's a ''very'' bad idea to ask him for permission to marry his free-spirited daughter. If she finds out, they're both dead.
-->'''Angela's Dad:''' Hodgins, I've got cars, and I've got guitars, and I've got guns. You treat my little girl right, and you'll only see the business end of the cars and guitars.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': While he might have a point given that the man in question is Rumplestiltskin, Belle's father definitely crosses into this trope when his solution for getting Belle away from the man is to [[spoiler:force her over the Storybrooke line, which would completely erase her Enchanted Forest memories, ''[[DisproportionateRetribution possibly for good]]'']].
** Rumplestilkstin himself is an ''absurdly'' overprotective father, to the extent of murdering an innocent man whose cart ''might'' accidentally have hurt his son... even though said son actually came out fine and the man was apologetic. His slaughtering innocents left and right and insisting that Bae stay inside with him all the time and away from the big, bad world is one of the major contributing reasons to [[spoiler:Bae leaving him.]]
** David/Prince Charming ranges from hostile to reluctant when it comes to Captain Hook dating his daughter, Emma.\\
-->'''Emma:''' Okay, Killian. We should get out of here before David decides to give you his Overprotective Dad Speech.\\
'''Hook:''' Well, you can spare yourself the trouble, mate. I assure you your daughter couldn't be in better hands.
'''David:''' That's exactly what worries me. Especially now that you have two of them.
*** Given that Hook [[HeelFaceTurn used to be a not-very-moral pirate,]] one can rather understand his reluctance.
%%* Very much a DeadHorseTrope in British works, mainly on:
%%** ''Series/{{Casualty}}'' and its spin-off ''Series/HolbyCity''
%%** ''Series/CoronationStreet''
%%** ''Series/{{Emmerdale}}'' however, still plays this straight with Cain Dingle.
* In the ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' episode "Year's End", Tommy Merlyn says to Laurel's dad "How are you?" and gets the response "Fully proficient with firearms". Of course since Laurel's sister ''died'' due to dating Tommy's best friend, you can't blame him.
* Jack Foster towards Tess on ''Series/LifeWithBoys''.
* Parodied in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' episode "Amy and Amiability", in which Blackadder is attempting to get the prince to marry the rich heiress Amy Hardwood to save his dwindling fortune:
-->'''Blackadder:''' You have a beautiful and charming daughter, sir.\\
'''Mr Hardwood:''' Indeed I do. I love her more than any pig, and that's saying summat!\\
'''Blackadder:''' It certainly is.\\
'''Mr Hardwood:''' And let me tell you, I'd no more place her in the hands of an unworthy man than I'd place my John Thomas in the hands of a lunatic with a pair of scissors.\\
'''Blackadder:''' An attitude that does you credit, sir.\\
'''Mr Hardwood:''' I'd rather take off all my clothes and paint my bottom blue than give her to a man who didn't love her!\\
'''Blackadder:''' What self-respecting father could do more?\\
'''Mr Hardwood:''' On the other hand, if he's a prince, he can have her for ten bob and a pickled egg.
** Played with in the episode "Duel and Duality", where Prince George, having spent the night with the Duke of Wellington's nieces, is horrified to discover that the Duke, who has sworn to kill anyone who takes sexual advantage of his family, has been back in England for several months.
* Subverted and PlayedForLaughs in ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''. Jerry is not this trope, but Chris ''thinks'' he is. Cue the hilarity when Chris begins dating Jerry's daughter and goes out of his way to keep their relationship on the downlow, despite Jerry's explicit support and approval.
* Played with in an episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' in which Penny pretends to still be dating Leonard when her father is in town. See, her dad ''loves'' Leonard: he's nice, stable, educated and intelligent, while Penny's previous boyfriends were... not. When Penny eventually comes clean, her dad sends her out of the room, makes a stern face at Leonard... then begs him to keep going after his daughter. He even helps Leonard out by making a big show of shouting, "Leave my daughter alone!" loudly enough so that Penny can hear, knowing that his disapproval has always made her more willing to date guys in the past.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{CHiPs}}'', the captain's adult daughter complains about her father's habit of greeting her dates while cleaning his gun when she lived at home.
* Henry Spencer from ''Series/{{Psych}}'' tends to show signs of this, from early as season one episode two.
-->'''Henry:''' This is a derivative of methyl parathion. High-grade stuff. Whatever you're into, I want you to get out quick. I'm not kidding.
* In the ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'' episode "After the Ball", John Weston is an overprotective dad to his only daughter. He doesn't threaten Marie's dates, because he hasn't even got to the stage where he lets her have any; he supervises her social life very closely, and has never let her had any kind of unchaperoned contact with the opposite sex. (She's not a legal adult yet, but she is old enough to reasonably find his attitude unfairly restrictive.) When she takes an opportunity to slip away and have a good time on her own initiative, it goes badly, at least partly because her sheltered upbringing has left her unprepared for what might go wrong.
* ''Series/DearWhitePeople'': The motive behind Dean Fairbanks' strict parenting - to mold Troy into a model individual so that he won't face the same struggles his father did as a black man.
* ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit'' takes two episodes arguing against and beating down this mindset. "Abstinence" deals with the OverprotectiveDad thinking at the societal level and how the attendant lack of sex education is doing teens a disservice, while "Teen Sex" deals with the pitfalls of teen relationships and sexuality - including actual parents!
* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', the first thing Gypsy's father Breacher (who also happens to be her boss) does upon stepping foot on Earth-1 is to try to kill her boyfriend Cisco. All Cisco knows is that some scary-looking Hispanic guy (helps to be played by Creator/DannyTrejo in full ''Film/{{Machete}}'' mode) in a BadassLongcoat and with the same powerset as Cisco and Gypsy. He then reveals to Cisco that he hunts down and kills all of his daughter's boyfriends (she's weirdly resigned to that fact). If Cisco survives a full day without using his powers, Breacher will leave him alone. Breacher finally earns a measure of respect for Cisco after the latter stops him from killing Barry and another metahuman, showing that Cisco has balls. But he still doesn't like him! Also, the "overprotective" part of the trope only extends to boyfriends. Being her boss, he has no problem sending her after dangerous enemies.

* Tom Wilson (best known as Biff in the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' series) has a song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELmJHrmtCcU "She's my Daughter,"]] which fits this trope like a glove.
* This is the entire point of the Rodney Atkins song, "Cleaning this Gun (Come On in Boy)," in which the father greets his daughter's new boyfriend [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin while, well, you probably guessed it]]. The listener hears no threats at all and is led to believe that the speech giver is just simply giving a tame "overprotective dad speech." That is, until the second half of the speech, "''She deserves respect[=/=]That's what she'll get[=/=]Now ain't it, son[=/=]Y'all run along and have some fun[=/=]And I'll see you when you get back probably be up all night[=/=]Still cleaning this gun''"--the implication being that he was holding the gun through the duration of the speech. The song concludes with the father telling the very scared boy to have her back by ten, and the boy yielding an earlier nine thirty.
** Note that this song is very much TruthInTelevision in Texas. One in five Texas dads greets their daughters' boyfriends while polishing guns, big ass knives, or other weapons.
* In Music/DierksBentley's "What Was I Thinkin'" the love interest's father catches her sneaking out with the narrator and shoots the latter's truck with his shotgun as they drive away. When they get back late that night, he's sitting on the driveway waiting for them.
* Cat Stevens' "Father and Son" is an argument between the titular characters (it's not clear whether the latter is a late adolescent or a young adult, though he's probably the second of these); the son is hell-bent on leaving home for some unstated reason (though paternal overprotectiveness is implied to be part of it), the father is equally determined to make him stay.
* From the list of comedic rock songs about how much the singer's girlfriend's parents are annoyingly overprotective twits: Music/FrankZappa's "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama" from ''Music/WeaselsRippedMyFlesh'' (and burn your dad!) and Music/{{Queen}}'s "Tie Your Mother Down" (and take your little brother swimming with a brick -- that's alright!).
* José Luis Perales' song "¿Y cómo es él?" (and how is he?) talks about how an Overprotective Father is basically asking to his daughter about her recent boyfriend, and how ''He is a thief, because he stoled everything from me''.
* The Music/TaylorSwift song "Love Story" has a father forbidding his daughter from seeing a boy she's in love with. The song has a HappyEnding, with the boy winning over the father and marrying the girl.
* From Music/DierksBentley's "What Was I Thinkin'": "She snuck out one night and met me by the front gate / Her Daddy came out a-wavin' that 12-gauge / We tore out the drive, he peppered my tailgate. / What was I thinkin'?"
* In the song ''Wolverton Mountain'', Clifton Clowers and his daughter live on the aforementioned mountain. He's obsessively protective of her, to the point where the local wildlife will alert him if anyone who might have an interest in her so much as sets foot there, allowing him to find them and kill them.
* "She's In Love With the Boy" by Trisha Yearwood. Katie is in love with Tommy. Her father hates him. When Dad catches them sneaking home from a date, he sends Katie to her room "while me and Junior have a talk." Mom quickly reminds Dad that her own father thought the same thing of him when they were younger.
* Ryan Star's "Last Train Home" is about a guy who is in love with a girl with an overprotective father who disapproves of their relationship.
-->We were only kids, we ran like water
-->Your dad said: "Stay away from my daughter"
-->The sun was coming down when I said: "Can't you just believe?"

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* This is OlderThanDirt: In the face of prophecies about superpowerful grandsons, the grandfathers of many ancient heroes, like [[Myth/GreekMythology Perseus]] and [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]], weren't above locking their daughters in an EvilTowerOfOminousness to prevent them from getting pregnant. Unfortunately, towers are only protection against ''human'' men; no tower is [[DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal horny-god-proof]] (see, e.g., Danaë). YouCantFightFate.
* As usual, Literature/TheBible has an example (of a sort): When the young David asks Saul for his daughter Michal's hand in marriage, Saul says (paraphrased): "Sure...''if'' you can [[TwentyBearAsses collect me 100 foreskins of the Philistines]]." Since the Philistines were uncircumcised, this meant killing them, and thus meant fighting them. Fights that, since David had to collect the foreskins himself, meant that [[ImpossibleTask David was fairly likely to get killed]]. [[UriahGambit Which is exactly what Saul wanted]], to "protect" his daughter and to get rid of David (who had humiliated Saul--who was after all King of Israel and supposedly the Israelites' best fighter--by killing Goliath). David [[CollectionSidequest collected]] ''[[LevelGrinding 200]]'' foreskins, [[BraggingRightsReward earning him the praise of the people]], Michal for a wife, and [[{{Foreshadowing}} the eternal enmity of the House of Saul]].
* Also used in several Christian martyrologies, where several martyr girls are locked away by their fathers since daddies don't want them to become Christians (which equals to them being traitors to the Empire), and often they kill their girls or turn them to authorities when they defy their orders. Examples: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Barbara Saint Barbara]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Christina Saint Christina]]. Inverted in the same place with a number of fathers that sold their daughters into forced marriage when said daughters were consecrated virgins, and the daughters took death rather than say "I do."
* Myth/JapaneseMythology: Okuninushi fell in love with Suseri-hime, daughter of storm god Susanoo. Susanoo wasn't too happy about that. First Susanoo tried to kill Okuninushi by having him sleep in a room full of snakes. When that failed, he sent Okuninushi into a room of centipedes and wasps. After another failure, Susanoo then shot an arrow into the middle of an enormous meadow, told Okuninushi to retrieve it, and proceeded to burn the field with Okuninushi in it. However, he actually ended up approving of the couple since Okuninushi managed to survive all of that.

* Farmer Mellon in [=WhizBang=] Pinball's ''[[Pinball/WhoaNellieBigJuicyMelons Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons]]'', who supervises [[FarmersDaughter his girls']] encounters with menfolk ...using a shotgun.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* In ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'', the Trope is lampooned and taken UpToEleven with Earl's MeanBoss Mr. Richfield; he's so overprotective of his daughter, he actually ''eats'' her boyfriends. (When she confronts him on this, he claims he just wanted to talk to the first one, but he lost his temper, and "after that, it was kinda like eating peanuts.")

* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'': Polonius towards Ophelia. Definitely. Insists that Ophelia reject Hamlet's advances, lest she "present [him] with a fool."
* Judge Turpin in ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' is a {{Squick}}-inducing adoptive father who proves Freud right. Of course, Johanna's [[AxCrazy real father]] [[SerialKiller isn't someone]] [[HemoErotic she'd be happy]] [[KnifeNut to call Dad either]], but hey, at least he's not trying to rape her, shut her in an asylum or lock her up in one room for the rest of her life.
* In ''Theatre/StreetScene'', Mr. Maurrant, who likes to vent his reactionary attitudes towards modern society, tries to exert hostile control over the lives of his wife and daughter, insisting that they shouldn't be staying out at night no matter what the reason. When he catches his wife CheatingWithTheMilkman, he shoots them both to death.
* Chagal in ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'' literally nails the door to his daughter Sarah's room shut while soliloquizing about how his own lusty nature has convinced him that any man, given the opportunity, would steal her away from him.
* Prospero in ''Theatre/TheTempest''. Not content with taking control of Ferdinand's body and forcing him to do manual labour before he's allowed to woo Miranda, once they are engaged Prospero gives Ferdinand a very hefty lecture about how he's not allowed to sleep with her before marriage. Which he also mentions on a couple of other occasions. And summons a whole load of spirits to act, sing and dance a big masque, the message of which is also that Ferdinand isn't allowed to sleep with Miranda before marriage.
* Grandpa in the opera ''The Tender Land''.
* Mafala Hatimbi in ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon''. He threatens to infect Elders Price and Cunningham with AIDS if they try any funny business with his daughter.
* ''Theatre/LesMiserables'': Subverted with Jean Valjean. When he intercepts a love letter from Cosette to Marius, one might expect [[spoiler:him to get overprotective, or at least paranoid about discovery]] (especially if one is familiar with the book), but instead [[spoiler:he goes out, joins Marius on the barricade, and carries him out of the slaughter, wounded but alive]].
* In ''Theatre/TheMoonIsBlue'', when Patty's old-fashioned [[OfficerOHara Irish cop]] of a father finds her in Donald Gresham's bedroom getting dressed, he hits Don in the eye just hard enough to knock him out. David drops in at this moment, and takes it as a lesson on how to handle his daughter, Cynthia, and goes so far as to chastise Don when he later finds Patty in a similar situation, though he admits that it's none of his business.
* Gomez Addams, of all people, starts to show this in the Broadway adaptation of ''Theatre/TheAddamsFamily''. The main plot of the musical involves an [[AgeLift Age Lifted]] Wednesday falling in love with a boy her age and both trying to adapt to the others' family; Gomez warms up to him in the end.
* ''Theatre/{{Finale}}'' has Liam Prasmin, who constantly causes his daughter Dani's boyfriends to leave because he doesn't approve of them.
* Harry in ''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild'' in a platonic sense. He does ''not'' want his son Albus being friends with Scorpius Malfoy in case he turns out to be the son of the Dark Lord and tries to break up their friendship.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* At Ride/DisneyThemeParks, [[spoiler:The Phantom]] from ''[[Franchise/TheHauntedMansion The Phantom Manor]]''. After finding out his daughter's getting married, he attempts to stop the wedding at all costs. [[spoiler:After dying in an earthquake, he still comes back from beyond the grave to kill his would be son-in-law]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* A sidequest in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate 2'' deals with one of these. The OverprotectiveDad in this case is a Cowled Wizard who has forbidden his daughter from marrying her boyfriend since he doesn't think the young man is up to the task of protecting her. He has been building a {{Golem}} that he thinks will be a better guardian and asks you to obtain the last ingredient he needs to complete it. After you deliver it to him, the golem predictably goes out of control and nearly kills the wizard and his daughter. After you save the wizard's sorry behind, the boyfriend rushes in to see if the daughter is safe. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Seeing the boyfriend's devotion to his daughter and realizing that his own controlling nature nearly killed her]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming the wizard gives the young couple his blessings for their marriage]].
* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'': [[BrainInAJar The Clockwork King]] isn't Penelope Yin's real father, but he seems to think he is:
-->'''Clockwork King:''' Don't worry, Penny! I'm here to protect you!\\
I'll keep you safe from everything!\\
Safe from villains, from Rikti, from heroes, from '''boys'''... \\
You'll be my little Clockwork Princess, safe and happy forever!
* Throughout ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts: From the New World'', Johnny interacts with the Ring Soul, a glowing ball of light with the personality of a young girl. After a while, she starts to get a crush on him. The next time you speak to it after this becomes obvious, Johnny is rather surprised when the Ring Soul starts yelling at him to stay away from his daughter... (Fans of the series will recognize the latter as the Ring Soul from the previous game, ''Covenant''. They will also realize this means [[PrecociousCrush the Ring Soul you usually talk to is no more than ten years old]].)
* ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'': [[BigBad Overlord Zenon]] raised his daughter Rozalin in an isolated mansion with hundreds of servants catering to her every whim. Rozalin actually ''liked it'', at least until the plot happened. Then it's subverted and deconstructed when [[spoiler:it turns out Zenon's doing this for vengence, not love. Rozalin's the reincarnation of his greatest enemy, [[LegacyCharacter the original Overlord Zenon.]] Zenon's idea of a perfect revenge was to turn the once mighty Overlord into a weak, helpless little girl completely dependent and loyal to him. The manga does imply that he came to care for her, though.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', [[ActionGirl Lightning]] serves essentially as this with her attitude toward Snow and Serah's engagement, despite being Serah's older sister rather than her dad. [[ParentalAbandonment Their parents died a long time ago]] and Lightning [[PromotionToParent raised Serah]], though, so it fits in that regard.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', Peater is always suspicious of how his daughter Peatrice behaves. He quickly jumps to conclusions that she's found a "suitor" even when none exists ([[TemptingFate though Link can fill that role if need be]]), and perhaps more cruelly, he's happy when Peatrice is upset, as he figures that means she broke up with whoever the boy was.
* Bianca's father in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', but around Pokémon rather than dating. He eventually comes round to the idea, though.
* Bartre from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'' is like this about his daughter Fir, who wants to be a swordmaster like her mother [[spoiler:who died of sickness]] whom he actually met in the combat arena being an axe-wielding warrior himself, so begin feeling sorry for the poor boy who has the misfortune of being her love interest (Noah). [[http://fireden.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Fire-Emblem-General154.jpeg See this fan-art.]]
* Gideon Starling in ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'' doesn't care much for Nick. [[spoiler:At first.]]
* Inverted with Clifton from ''VideoGame/ThreeTheHardWay''. His niece Holly is a reckless thief who keeps on getting into trouble and he shows concern for her safety by trying to marry her off to someone so that she'll settle down.
* ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'': Part of the reason [[SharpDressedMan Robert]] hasn't gotten anywhere with [[LoveInterest Yuri]], is her father, who also happens to be [[SternTeacher his sensei]] and, ''quite possibly'', the most powerful martial artist on the face of the planet. Takuma doesn't care that she's an adult, or that she's mutually attracted to Robert, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcqFYU6jKDU he isn't gonna let it happen.]] On the other hand, [[DoubleStandard he has no problem with his son dating]] and actively [[IWantGrandkids encourages it.]]
* In ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves'', [[spoiler:Panda King]] becomes this after the end of the game. After having to rescue her from General Tso, he decides to personally interview each of his daughter's suitors from then on. He's shown sitting out front with a cannon, with a large group of men too scared to approach. However, in this case his daughter asked him to screen her potential suitors.
* Sai in ''VisualNovel/{{Sickness}}'' is constantly reminding Suoh not to do anything pervy with Misa, even though he's made it clear he's not the kind of guy.
* Professor Gaudile from ''VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission'' created Cinnamon, and keeps her sheltered for most of her life in his laboratory, stemming from Gaudile's distrust of anything or anyone from the outside world. This leaves the girl a bit naïve about a couple of things, like befriending the thief who's come to kidnap her (although, it turns out that the thief isn't such a baddie anyway).
* Inverted in ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator''. Yandere-chan's father does not disapprove of her getting involved with a boy because he is afraid of him doing something to her. He disapproves because he is afraid of ''[[{{Yandere}} her doing something to him]]''.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Manolios Ugly One in ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad''. "You lay one finger on my daughter, I gut you like sheep." [[spoiler:He actually DOES gut the unfortunate guy like sheep.]]
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** Ruby and Yang's father Taiyang is implied to be one. Though we have yet to see it on-screen, both sisters made comments that he wouldn't approve of the presence of boys during their first night in Beacon and Ruby said she can sympathize with Penny about having a father who is concerned for their daughter. Justified in that his first wife disappeared without a trace and his second wife died on a mission, making him understandably protective over his two daughters. True to form, in his brief appearance in the Volume 3 epilogue, he [[spoiler:stays by both of his injured and exhausted daughters' beds and cares for them, bringing them breakfast and gets very upset when Qrow enters Ruby's room and expresses his wishes to talk to Ruby alone. He also panics when he finds out that Ruby has run away from home]]. {{Good Parent|s}} 101.
** Blake's father Ghira instantly dislikes Sun once he notices Sun's feelings for her. He also lambasts Blake for her revealing outfit (in which case he would've likely thrown a seven if he saw her pre-TimeSkip outfit, which was even more immodest).

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Melanie Soap's hulking sportsman father in ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound''.
* As shown in ''Webcomic/MaterialGirl'', even the father of a WholesomeCrossdresser can be an OverprotectiveDad.
* ''Webcomic/GoblinHollow'': Well, an [[ParentalSubstitute overprotective brother-in-law]] -- [[http://www.rhjunior.com/GH/00036.html choke holds really get the point across]]. Ben's punchline is [[ShoutOut lifted almost verbatim]] from an episode of ''Series/NightCourt''.
* ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'': Yuki's father has earned a spot here [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/1297 with one single comic.]] Though as he handed the reciever to Yuki, this turned out to be a SecretTestOfCharacter.
* Haley's father in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' taught her how to be paranoid around others and did not approve of Elan since his father is an evil warlord and his twin brother is just evil.
* Lampshaded in [[http://reallifecomics.com/archive/110310.html a strip from]] ''Webcomic/RealLifeComics'': Greg learns that he and his wife are going to have a daughter, and instantly starts making a mental checklist of things he'll need in order to prepare ("They sell single-barrel shotguns at Wal-Mart, right?")
* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' takes it UpToEleven [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/7/6/ in this strip]], as Anne "Annarchy" Brahe's parents tell her she can't date boys [[LogicBomb until she's married]]. She also seems to bring out the Overprotective Uncle in [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/2/13/ Tycho]].
* Chel's dad in ''Webcomic/AlienDice'' is still overprotective even though his daughter is college age. This tendency is lampshaded [[http://aliendice.com/blog/2009/08/19/08192009/ here.]]
* In ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked'', [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/04i-13.html November's father sent The Boy after November with orders to never appear again without her.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Strays}}'', after PromotionToParent, [[http://www.straysonline.com/2012/04/page-217/ her brother was this to Meela, which creates a problem]].
* In ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'', [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/05/17/0377-serious-talk/ Ivan tells Landon, very omninously, that if he wants to date his daughter, there are a few things he should know.]] Then it {{subvert|ed}}s it by having him give actual advice.
-->'''Landon:''' Wow, thanks for the tips.\\
'''Ivan:''' Better you as her boyfriend than some thug.
* Jane's Dad from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because of all the assassination attempts.
* In ''Webcomic/FauxPas'', [[http://www.ozfoxes.net/cgi/pl-fp1.cgi?694 only the daughter's intervention stops the grilling.]]
* Hugh Keene in ''Webcomic/PreTeena'', father of a teenage boy-magnet and an eleven-year old just beginning to take an interest.
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/AsIf!'' by Amy Mebberson (Mimi) and Nikki Purvis (Jet Wolf). When Hunter gets her driver's license and wants to drive Angela to school each day, Angela's dad insists on testing her abilities. As they get into the car, he acts as if he's evaluating a potential boyfriend, asking if Hunter's intentions are "honorable". Hunter rolls her eyes and Angela can only admonish: "Daaaaad!"
* ''Webcomic/WhiteDarkLife'': Matt Mokaray is very violent around suitors of either gender towards all of his children but Saru. Sure, Matthew Prower is hounded by a witch that will do anything to spite him, but it reaches peak absurdity when he immediately uses Torch's biggest fear against her for just hugging Inu.
* ''Webcomic/TheLegendOfSpyroZonoyasRevenge'': Spyro wants to make sure Nina is always safe, to the point that he has SParx constantly monitor her.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Spoofed by ''Website/TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/underprotective_father "Underprotective Father Demands Daughter Arrive Home by 10AM"]]
* Danny from ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' ''would'' be this, but he has specifically avoided it with his daughter Taylor after his wife's death, trying to give her space to grieve and mourn. Therefore, when he hears that she's made new friends, he's happy for her, enough so that he overlooks that she comes home bruised and occasionally smelling of smoke, even staying overnight with her new friends. The amount of space he gives her is likely a major contributing factor in her [[VillainProtagonist becoming a supervillain.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Mr. Stanky from the episode "Bart's Friends Falls in Love" is Samantha Stanky's strict and overprotective father. After Bart calls him on the phone with new concerning Samantha, Mr. Stanky shows up to the Simpson residence and immediately goes up Bart's treehouse. Shock to see Milhouse and Samantha together, he let's out a prolonged "Noooooooooooooo!" that is powerful enough to make birds flee from the tree. Mr. Stanky then snatches her out of the tree and nervously asks her what happened. Before Samantha can even fully explain, he yells at her. As Mr. Stanky carries her off on his back, he tells her that she will be put in an all-girl school and that she will never see Milhouse again. After Milhouse and Samantha cry out for each other, Mr. Stanky puts her in the car, slams the door, and bitterly drives off, leaving Milhouse heart-broken.
-->'''Mr. Stanky:''' (''to Samantha Stanky'') I'm putting you in an all-girl school! You're never gonna see that boy again!
* Penny's father, Patrick Fitzgerald from'' WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', especially in "The Kids", where he mistakes Gumball-- who had a puberty spurt that made his voice change-- for a creepy teenager making crank calls:
-->'''Mr. Fitzgerald''' [''on the phone'']: You think you can call my house and freak us out? You think you've got a scary voice? [''in a deep, ominous voice''] ''This is a scary voice.'' Now listen to me: [[Film/{{Taken}} I have a very specific set of skills]]; skills I've acquired over a very long career... in real estate. If you never call my daughter again, that will be the end of it, but if you do, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will build [[SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere a house around you... with no doors.]]
* Oscar Proud of ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'':
-->'''Oscar:''' (''to Penny'') No dating, until ''[[Catch22Dilemma after you're married]]''.
* The second ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' series includes a gender reversed example in Casey Jones' mother, who, upon first meeting April, subjects her to an increasingly aggravating series of chores, all while being rude and bossy to her. When an exasperated April finally completes the tasks, Mrs. Jones becomes much nicer, even inviting April to call her "Mom", implying that the whole thing was a SecretTestOfCharacter to see if April's devotion to Casey was strong enough that she'd be willing to go through anything for him.
* Lao Bei Fong of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' was extremely protective of his daughter because she was blind, and even kept her existence a secret. When he finds out she wasn't learning just basic earthbending but was instead ''amazingly'' proficient, he decides ''she's had too much freedom and must be monitored around the clock''. When she runs away he sends two people after her, one of which ''had just kidnapped her hours ago''.
* Korra from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' gets frustrated with her dad when he tries to protect her during her stay in the Southern Water Tribe. If it weren't for him and Tenzin suggesting the [[GildedCage compound]] she had to stay in for most of her life, then things would've been different.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** Carter Pewterschmidt just can't let it go. Despite decades of happiness Lois has experienced with Peter, he has and still tries to smash his skull in occasionally. He ''used to'' be this trope. Nowadays he hates Peter because Peter is a fat, annoying slob.
** Peter's usually neglectful or abusive with [[ButtMonkey Meg]], but in one episode, after she ended up in a hospital, he became overprotective. Also when Quagmire tries to seduce Meg, he freaks out.
* The Future is Wild animated series: C.G.'s father comes off strict and demanding of his Daughter, Cassiopeia AKA C.G., but this is due to being overprotective. He is always overly considered for her safety and wellbeing and at first, keeps C.G. from learning on her own in his desire to make sure she succeeds her mission and returns home safely. Not helping with his overprotectiveness is the fact that he doesn't at first approve of C.G. bringing her crew of 21st-century teenagers (Ethan, Emily and Luis), often calling them primitives. Thankfully, over the course of the series, he changes his attidute for the better once he realized that C.G. needs friends her age and stepped back to give her more flexibility to lead the mission.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Kim's father seems more concerned about the idea of his daughter dating boys than risking her life fighting {{supervillain}}s. In the first movie, he's glad Kim's trapped in the timestream and not "messing around with boys", and his version of TheTalk in "Emotion Sickness" is [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer a threat to stick Ron on a deep space probe if he tries anything]]. It seems to be lessening in season four -- after all, her boyfriend is... the safest guy on the planet.
* Subverted on ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', when [=SpongeBob=] agrees to chaperon Mr. Krabs' daughter to the prom. When he's dropping her off, Krabs runs out the door screaming "GET AWAY FROM ME PRECIOUS FLOWER!!!"... which turns out to be an actual flower that [=SpongeBob=] was in danger of stepping on. Also, another episode has Krabs worried sick that boys will show up to his daughter's sleepover, though his overriding concern isn't anything the boys would do to Pearl, but the thought that boys would destroy any of his property and beloved possessions. It should also be noted that in the prom episode, Mr. Krabs totally subverts the trope by telling ''Pearl'' not to mess ''[=SpongeBob=]'' up too much. (because he needs him for work)
* The father of one-off love interest Angela D'Angelo in ''WesternAnimation/MyDadTheRockStar'' is both completely neurotic and ''extremely'' overprotective. He's so overprotective that no-one has ever dated his daughter because every boy who ever tried got scared away during the "pre-date"... interrogation. Willy, the main character, fares no better in trying to woo Angela. Even when Angela decided to defy her father's decision, his response was to ''move the entire family out of town'' just to make sure he kept his daughter "protected." Appropriately enough, his wife is also an equally extreme example of a [[MyBelovedSmother Beloved Smother]].
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', Big Daddy, Wanda's father, embodies this trope so well that he nearly got Wanda to leave Cosmo and Timmy in his first apperance. Unsuprisingly, he ends up hooking up with [[MyBelovedSmother Mama Cosma]].
* Chief Emiliano Suarez, Frida Suarez's father, from ''[[WesternAnimation/ElTigre El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': "Let me tell you something; you lay ONE PAW ON MY DAUGHTER AND YOU'LL BECOME MY PERSONAL TOOTHPICK, YOU HEAR ME!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "The Golden Age of Justice", the entire Justice Society treats Black Canary as if she was made of glass and will tell her to wait back while they do all the hard work -- despite the fact that she's a competent crimefighter in her own right, as well as half their age. Eventually, she learns from Wildcat that [[spoiler:their over-protectiveness stems from a promise made to Dinah's mother, the first Black Canary, as she died in the middle of a rescue mission]]. Not to mention, they treat ''Batman'' kind of the same way, but not quite as severe.
* Amusingly subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' cartoon. The king catches Link about to swing into Zelda's room for a kiss and tells him not to... until he has flowers, because "girls are crazy about flowers."
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' dealt with an extremely overprotective dad who treated all of his children this way, including his twin boys, who were Bobby's age. He treated them (and the rest of the boy scouts) like babies just because one had ADHD and the other was hyperglycemic. To the point he kicked Bobby out of the scouts simply because he was playing a fighting game, considering him a bad influence.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''
** When a biker hits on Vanessa in "Vanessasary Roughness", Dr. Doofenshmirtz snaps "She's sixteen!" and [[DisproportionateRetribution sends him to another dimension.]]
** In the DVDCommentary for "The Chronicles of Meap", Dr. Doofenshmirtz states that he doesn't trust Ferb and disapproves of his crush on Vanessa when it comes up during the episode.
* Paulina's father in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. He threatens Danny within ''seconds'' of meeting him ("If you upset her, we're going to have a ''violent'' talk.") and then tells him ''he knows where Danny lives'' just before they leave for the school dance.
* Played ''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar hideously]]'' straight in ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''. "Valentines Day" reveals that [[DrillSergeantNasty Commander Hoo-Haw]] is [[StalkerWithACrush Patsy's]] father. All hell breaks loose when he finds the Valentine Patsy intended to send, and when Patsy refuses to name its recipient ([[YouShouldKnowThisAlready Lazlo]]), he orders her to beat up every scout she DOESN'T love so he can [[FateWorseThanDeath punish]] the one she does. [[TakeAThirdOption When she beats up everyone]] and claims the valentine was for him instead, [[{{Squick}} Hoo-Haw's delight]] is... [[BrainBleach disturbing]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. Dr. Orpheus is shown to be very overprotected of his only daughter Triana. Where when Pete White tried to flirt with her at the Xmas Party (complete with mistletoe headband) he caused the mistletoe to burst into flames while giving Pete the DeathGlare.
-->'''Triana Orpheus:''' Dad, I can take care of myself, you know.\\
'''Byron Orpheus:''' I'm sorry, pumpkin. I trust you to defend your honor. It's just that... MY PUMPKIN'S MAIDENHEAD IS NOT A PRIZE TO BE...\\
'''Triana Orpheus:''' DAD!
* Tennie's father in ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}'' doesn't like her hanging around Dutch, since he knows he's part of Mike Chilton's [[LaResistance Burners]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'': George Jetson has every reason to be this way, especially when one considers how boy-crazy his daughter, Judy, is. That being said, this trope is plays for laughs most of the time.
* ''WesternAnimation/DrDimensionpants'' has a villainous example; Glass Skull absolutely doesn’t like the idea of his daughter Rebecca getting a boyfriend, and will chase away any boy that shows interest in her.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The President of the U.S.A. [2008-2016] backed his words of warning for the Music/TheJonasBrothers with the weight of being Commander-In-Chief of the U.S. armed forces:
-->'''UsefulNotes/BarackObama:''' Sasha and Malia are huge fans, but boys, don't get any ideas. [[TwoWordsAddedEmphasis Two words]] for you: [[DeathFromAbove Predator drones]]. You will never see it coming.
* UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson personally had the FBI investigate actor George Hamilton, who was at the time dating LBJ's daughter. The insane part about this investigation was that it was actually spearheaded by then Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas and J. Edgar Hoover himself. The reason for the investigation? Hamilton worked in Hollywood and acting, so he (GASP) ''knew gay people!!!''
* Nikki Sixx said in a Howard Stern interview that when he saw his 13-year-old daughter dressed to go on a date he told her:
-->"Not till you're 35. Get back upstairs, you're grounded!"
* Music/{{Eminem}} said he dreads his daughter Hayley dating and that he's going to "kill boys".
* Creator/BruceWillis told Jonathon Ross that he will tell his daughter's dates that they better bring her back "in the same state" she left because "you're a young guy and I'd hate to have to kill you."
* Terrence Howard threatened to kill his daughter's boyfriend and told interviewers he would take her away where there are no phones.
* Music/SnoopDogg also said his daughter can't have any boyfriends until she's 25.
* Wrestling/HulkHogan gave his daughter's date a polygraph (a lie detector).
* Jenna Jameson's father used to answer the door to her dates in his cop uniform.
* Cybill Shepard's father used to nail planks to her window to prevent her from sneaking out at night when she was a teenager.
* Some people feel that the abstinence pledge for girls comes down to a statement by the fathers involved that says, "I will not let you have boyfriends until you're married."
* This trope becomes a SubvertedTrope to a degree in the United Kingdom; fathers can be more overprotective of their '''sons''' these days. Ironically, the "If you ever do anything to hurt her..." speech is virtually a DeadHorseTrope in Britain; now invectives are aimed at the son's partner about this.
* Music/MeatLoaf once met one of his daughter Pearl's dates with a baseball bat "casually" in hand and told the young man what he would do with said bat if anything happened to his daughter. They came home early.
* Creator/BillEngvall: ''"Boy, look at me. You see that little girl right there? She's my only little girl, man. She's my life. So if you have any thoughts about hugging, or kissing, you remember these words: I ain't afraid to go '''''back''''' to prison."''
* Creator/ChristopherTitus was on the receiving end of this trope when he started dating his current girlfriend, whose father is a Marine veteran, and she's got two brothers in the Alphabet Agencies (FBI, CIA, etc.). Her dad explicitly said "One shot, one kill" to Titus after their first meeting.
-->'''Titus''': If I piss this family off, you're gonna see it on CNN. ""Hi, Wolf Blitzer for CNN reporting. Comedian Christopher Titus, who disappeared three months ago, was found today, his body spread across four states. [[BlatantLies Federal agents are baffled.]]"
** To which [[BigBrotherInstinct her brother]] quipped "They'd never find ya."
* Oddly subverted by [[UsefulNotes/LetatCestMoi Charlemagne]]: although (while not on campaign) he refused to dine unless all of his available children (he accepted that sometimes, his sons would be out on kingdom business) were at the table with him and forbade all but one of his daughters from marrying, he also was more than happy to let his daughters have children out of wedlock with various courtiers.
* Reportedly, in her youth, Susan Boyle's father chased away her only boyfriend.
* This trope is common with fathers who have become widowers or whose children have gotten into a life threatening scenario. They become overprotective of their children out of fear of losing another family member and to avoid reliving that pain and dread.
* This phenomenon may be attributed to the Westermarck effect; a "reverse imprinting" that happens between individuals spending their formative years in close contact (primarily sibling and parent/child relationships, but close friendships may sometimes apply as well). Put simply, the affected individual develops a unique perception of the other as someone who is not an applicable candidate for sex or romance. You don't see your parent, child or sibling as someone you should want to have sex with, or who is a sexual individual at all. This directly means that a father or brother sees their daughter/sister as a pure and untouchable creature rather than an ordinary woman (who men can lust after without problems), and any man who tries anything with their precious angel must be a beast for trying something so dastardly.