"Come on, Karin, leap joyously to your father's bosom!"Some girls in fiction have it bad. Those whose fathers aren't useless, abusive, perfectly fatherly, or overprotective will instead have Pervert Dads. These dads, while (usually) not going as far as outright incest, look at their beautiful daughters with hungry eyes, liberally comment on their physical features (usually their breasts), or, in rare cases, even do... things... with their pictures. They will have to be carefully kept away from any and all school activity and visiting classmates (thus also providing an alternative for dads with male children, or those not content with leering at their own daughters). Fortunately, though, most of them are likely to be Jerks with Hearts of Gold. Compare with Creepy Uncle.
— Isshin Kurosaki, Bleach
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- Cheeky Angel provides an example of this. The main character's father, only referred to as "Megu-papa", has created numerous trap doors and secret entrances to his daughter's room, constantly fantasizes about at the very least, lewd situations with her and even goes to mock Megumi's... stalkers (but they're good guys really) in that they'll never see her sleeping like he has.
- Bleach, quoted in the description, also provides an example in form of the main character's dad, as Dr. Isshin Kurosaki, an Overprotective Dad, speaks about panty-peeks and even slides under his daughter Yuzu, commenting on something under her skirt. However, this is at least partially a case of Obfuscating Stupidity: Isshin is quirky, but a very competent and powerful Shinigami as well, and the gags pretty much disappear as he's shown more in such a role.
- Izumi and Mitsuki's father in He Is My Master, who openly lusts after them and states that he wants to love them the same way he loves their mother. This also includes Karin, his 5-year-old daughter.
- This is pretty much the summary of Dark Schneider's relationship with Arshes Nei in Bastard: Arshes is DS' adoptive daughter, but he never misses the chance to grope her anywhere that's meaty—and even though she acknowledges their family bonds, she's still visibly aroused when he does it to her.
- Yurika's father, Admiral Misumaru, from Martian Successor Nadesico. He's very interested in her... growth, and while he's clearly a father who's proud of his Genius Ditz daughter, sometimes that pride is rather inappropriate.
- In Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl, Hazumu's father takes pictures of her, wants to bathe with her, and even declares that he wants to marry her. Hazumu's mother is not amused.
- Youkai Gakuenki gender flips the parent so that it's a perverted mom lusting and acting possessive over her daughter.
- Lucky Star gives us a fairly obvious example with Konata's dad, though he tends to at least feign diverting attention to her classmates rather than his daughter. This also alleviates somehow because Konata was brought up to be an Otaku Surrogate, and so was desensitized to porn—that does not help alleviating Konata's thinking her dad as a potential criminal, though...
- Creepiest version ever: the Corrupt Cop in Paranoia Agent. He took compromising pictures of his daughter changing and had the prostitutes the Yakuza were bribing him with to call him "Daddy."
- And at one point, while hopped up on drugs and robbing a house... the daughter comes home. It ain't pretty.
- King Cobra of One Piece has a bad habit of peeping at young-ish girls, including his 16-year-old daughter Vivi.
- Hayate the Combat Butler: Izumi's dad likes making his daughter do cosplay as a form of punishment and jumps at any other reason to see her in a costume. A flashback also revealed that he was just a little too pleased when his kindergarten-age daughter innocently stated that she wanted to marry him.
- Youko's father, the kitsune Dai Youko, keeps a picture diary of his daughter's everyday life—including pictures of her coming out of a bath. In the light novel, one of the first things he does after being released from his seal is to eagerly ask Youko if she would like to take a bath with him. Granted, this is more acceptable in Japanese culture, but since she is already the equivalent of a teenager by this point it still comes across as squicky.
- Spirit Albarn to daughter Maka in Soul Eater. Tends to choose rather inappropriate ways to talk about how lovely he thinks his daughter is. Is always treated comically and more importantly is offset by the number of times he genuinely shows that he loves his daughter and that being a father means everything to him (Italy, the Medusa fight, every time he tries/manages to talk to or even about her without wailing about it). His other bad habits seem to be an excuse to drown his sorrows and ramble to pretty bar-staff about how miserable his life is. With Spirit, it seems to be less that he lusts after Maka or anything similar and more that, as a gigantic womanizer, he can't look at his daughter outside of terms he's used to looking at women in.
- In Sankarea, Rea's father is this, and a rather disgusting one at that. He takes a naked picture of her daughter every year "to observe her development", and it's implied that he sees her as a sort of replacement for her mother. His behavior is largely the reason why Rea is so unhappy, which makes him a darker take on this trope.
- Izumo's father in Kunisaki Izumo No Jijou fits this trope perfectly, if not for the fact that Izumo is actually his son.
- Mink's father Rouce in Dragon Half hits on everything that moves. Mink is not an exception.
- Princess Vena's father, King Siva, is much the same.
- In the first Sailor Moon anime, Rei "Sailor Mars" Hino lives with her Shinto priest) grandfather, who makes lewd remarks about her friends.
- While Zenzou Kotoura of Kotoura-san is Haruka's grandfather, she was raised by him, so he also falls into this trope. Downplayed and played for laughs, since it's barely serious. He fantasizes about Haruka constantly... but between being a genuinely loving and doting grandfather and Haruka being a mind-reader, there doesn't seem to have ever been an actual problem with his behavior (and Haruka isn't shy about berating him about it).
- In Kare Kano, Yukino's father Takashi makes some comments that come across like this when Yukino starts to look just like her mother Miyako did at a younger age. Fortunately, it’s actually just fond nostalgia.
- Tomo's dad in Azumanga Daioh is briefly hinted to be this. Apparently he and his daughter play a game (called the "You Know You Like It" game in the manga, and the "Oh Please, Little Lady" game in the anime's English dub) involving pulling the sash on her yukata to make her spin around quickly, which would also undress her if taken to conclusion. Tomo's friends understandably find this to be odd.
- The King of Midland takes this trope to its darkest extreme. On the surface he seems like a perfectly caring father to his daughter, Charlotte. However, he secretly lusts after her, due to her more than passing resemblance to her late mother. Normally, he seems to keep these feelings in check, but when Griffith, after being arrested for having sex with Charlotte, sees this side of him and calls him out on it, the king abandons all propriety and attempts to rape her in her sleep...
- In the slasher comedy film Wacko, Mary's father, Mr. Graves, is always peeping at her through the window while she undresses or sleeps, trying to grab her breasts, or get a look up her skirt.
- In The Hippopotamus by Stephen Fry, the narrator feels the need to mention that he's never been attracted to his daughter—"the gods be thanked, in these unforgiving times."
- In Patrick Süskind's Perfume, Antoine Richis is secretly (and almost subconsciously) sexually attracted to his daughter.
- In Parable of the Talents, Asha Vere's dad (actually adoptive) is like this.
- In the novel Unnatural Issue by Mercedes Lackey the father, a necromancer, intends to call back the spirit of his dead wife, place it in the body of his grown-up daughter, and... he gets his comeuppance at the end, though.
- In Joanne Greenberg's I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, Deborah realizes during one therapy session that her father had acted aggressive toward her, with "almost-lust", over a conflicted attraction to her. This marks a turning point where Deborah starts to see reason in the real world and realize her parents were human and fallible.
- Henderson Dores of Stars and Bars by William Boyd fantasizes about the shape of his teenage step-daughter's bosom. He reaches the point of actually fondling them as he lays her drunk self to bed. More-so feeling her pubic hair which he terms soft as cilia as he changes her into pajamas.
- On Extras, Bunny manages this despite (well, probably partly due to) being in a very Transparent Closet. Having pushed his now-adult daughter into theater from a young age, he's repeatedly seen performing with her in ways that make other characters cringe and look away. For her part, she's in complete denial about her own unhappiness with the unnaturally-tight rein her father has kept on all aspects of her life.
- In Carnivŕle, this is Felix "Stumpy" Dreifuss's actual job. He heads a family-operated traveling strip show. And he doesn't 100% stop outside of business hours.
- This has to fit in here somewhere: In Mad Men, during Don's disappearance in California, he falls in with a group of "Eurotrash" types and sleeps with a woman half his age. The next morning, amidst the rumpled bedsheets and partial nudity and all, her father comes in and they all have a chat which includes the father openly hitting on Don. (Another, less creepy episode has Betty's father, disoriented after a stroke, mistake her for her deceased mother and feel up her breast.)
- In Episode 5 of Mortal Kombat: Conquest, Kitana has to repeatedly remind Shao Kahn that she is his daughter, even if adopted against her will. She goes as far as to suggest he... "admire" the picture of her in her mother's room. His implications are explicit enough that it crosses into Villainous Incest. It does explain, however, why over the course of over 11 games Shao Kahn never has a "no daughter of mine is gonna dress like that" reaction to Kitana's Stripperiffic clothing. Extra Squick when you realize that Kahn commissions an Evil Twin of her in Mileena.
- It may have been unintentional, but in the Doctor Who two-parter "The End of Time", the way Joshua Naismith and his daughter act with each other seems a bit... off. He's the Eccentric Millionaire who revives and kidnaps the Master to force him to fix a device that will give his daughter immortality; right after explaining this, he steps close to her and touches her under the chin, and she tells the Master, "Abigail. It means 'bringer of joy'." It doesn't help that the actors don't look as far apart in age as they might.
- In an episode of Make Room For Daddy, his daughter came home from college having matured into a breathtaking woman, and Daddy was infatuated with her just a bit too much. At dinner, Daddy politely helped her into her chair; then a bit later he almost leaped out of his chair to make sure he did it for his wife, too. Later in the episode the daughter got a belly ache and reverted to the former girlish behavior that Daddy missed, namely calling for him to come in and hold her. Which he did, and didn't exactly hide that he was thoroughly enjoying it. And this was a show from The '50s.
- In The Walking Dead Carol mentions that her dead husband Ed, "looked at Sophia in ways a father should never look at his daughter". Confirmed by Word of God.
- Aerosmith's song "Janie's Got A Gun". The music video strongly emphasizes this, with the father looking in his daughter's bedroom before raping her.
- In a strange meta way with the music video for "Crazy", though Liv Tyler was cast by the director without knowledge Steven Tyler was her father. The video shows her in a skimpy schoolgirl skirt, bent over in tight leather pants, a tiny crop top, give sexy polaroids to a gas station attendant, just a shirt and panties, doing a pole dance, and skinny dipping. Not to mention the lesbian undertones with Alicia Silverstone . Surprising that he'd allow his daughter to be cast in his video doing those things.
- This American Life had a story about a girl whose father was a sex therapist and how creepy she sometimes felt he was. The crowning example was that when she lost her virginity as a teenager, she told both of her parents, and while her mother said, "Were you safe?" and "Did you love him?", her father said, "Was it good?" and "Did you orgasm?".
- Father Balder from Bayonetta has shades of this.
- Bian Zoldark of Super Robot Wars has some shades of this, too—if you take a look at the mecha he built for his daughter Lune.
- In Seihou's backstory, engineer Erich lost his daughter Vivit in a tragic accident, and so built protagonist VIVIT as a replacement... a replacement who's dressed as a maid and programmed to be utterly obedient, helping her master "in every matter".
- Mr Potsdam for Stephanie in Harvester, going so far as to watch her undress through a hole in the hole while experiencing A Date with Rosie Palms.
- Ash's father in Misfile is a variant. He isn't a pervert per se, but he is a gynecologist and recognizes women by... other features... more readily than faces.
- Sexy Losers gender-flips the type with the storyline of Kenta, whose mother actively lusts after and tries to titillate and seduce him but is never going to get it (whether Kenta's oblivious or disgusted varies per seduction attempt).
- An in-universe comic artist tries to capitalize on the popularity of "Kenta's Horny Mum" by gender-flipping the story into "Keiko's Horny Dad", and is violently opposed for it, despite protesting that the theme is just as inappropriate regardless of gender.
- Zeus in Thalia's Musings, to his sons as well as his daughters. He mocks Apollo for not making the Muses his harem and shapeshifts as Apollo to seduce Calliope.
- Simon Stagg in the Justice League episode "Metamorphosis" is implied to be this towards his daughter Sapphire.
- Papa Smurf from The Smurfs was also like this at one time to Smurfette, who is basically old enough to be his daughter.
- Family Guy: Quagmire finds out he's a father when his infant daughter is dropped off at his doorstep. He names her Ana Lee (Anal for short), and doesn't hesitate to fantasize about meeting her again when she's of legal age.