"You hit the kid, I hit you."
— Det. John Kimble, Kindergarten Cop
"Get away from my godson!" *punches Lucius Malfoy in the face*
— Sirius Black, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
"Give me back my son!"
— Tom Mullen, Ransom
"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you."
—Bryan Mills, Taken
"Don't ever mock my son."
Mal: Oh, but you did, Jayne. You turn on ANY OF MY CREW, you turn on me! But since that's a fact you can't seem to wrap your head around, you've got no place here.
"She's my daughter
She's my daughter
You touch her, or hurt her, or make her sad
I'm gonna hurt you twice as bad"
— Thomas Wilson, "The Daughter Song"
"When someone breaks your child's heart, your own heart rises up — becomes fierce."
— Seely Booth, Bones
"I will be watching you, and if I find that you are trying to corrupt my first born child, I will bring you down, baby. I will bring you down to Chinatown."
— Jack Byrnes, Meet the Parents
Leo: The babies are okay?
Toby: The babies are fine. And if someone was hurting them I'd drop napalm on Yellowstone to get them to stop, letting some prisoners out of jail wouldn't be nothing, and I've known my kids for about forty-five minutes.
— The West Wing, "Twenty-Five"
Ferguson: It's my job to protect him.
Cadbury: Yes very well Mr. Ferguson, but grab him like that again and it is YOU who will need protecting.
"Listen up, and I mean listen up flashy-like! No matter what happens, never, ever, do anything to Whitebeard's men! Whitebeard is — he is — a legendary "Monster" who was once the only man who could ever match the Pirate King Roger!!! He is without a doubt the most powerful pirate in the world! The man closest to the "One Piece!" And the one thing Whitebeard will not stand for at all is the death of his crew!"
— Buggy the Clown, One Piece
"I would die for this kid, just so he wouldn't have to feel a moment of sadness."
—Sonny Koufax, Big Daddy
Malvo: So I'm supposed to be afraid cause you brought yo daddy out here?
Julius: No, you supposed to be scared cause if you ever put your hands on my son again, you ain't goin' to jail, (holds up baseball bat) I'm goin' to jail.
Now you listen to me you drunken son of a bitch. If that boy's father were still alive, he'd kick your ass. So I'm gonna have to do it for him. If I see him with a bruise... you get a scar. If I see him with a limp... you get crutches! Do you hear me? Do you hear me?
— Homer Hickam Sr., October Sky
"For you, little girl. Dad's coming."
— Harry Dresden, Changes
Shouldn't have hurt the herd, you bastard. Oh your Bible this, and oh your Bible that, and all you have to do is read The Book Of Good Farming to know that you never...never...never hurt the herd.
— Wolf, The Talisman
"Keep away from my sons!"
Tohru: I must be within range [to cast the spell]. If Jade does not remain safe, I will turn you inside out.
No matter what happened, I would let no harm come to this child.
—Harry Dresden, The Dresden Files
John Fain: Who are you?
Big Jake: Jacob McCandles!
Little Jake: Are you my grandpa?
— Big Jake
"They're innocent children.... Mola Ram, prepare to meet Kali... in Hell! "
—Indiana Jones, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
"You all know who I am. You know what I can do. But I'm holding a small child here. And if you make me do anything that could possibly endanger this baby — you will be very, very sorry. Forever."
"Take your hands off my daughter."
—Frank Reagan, Blue Bloods
"You want me to understand your sadness? You think I'm gonna sympathize with you? I swore to protect my daughter and my friends. If someone puts them in danger, they must stand aside or be cut down! Come on, let's go!"
— Nier, NieR''
"Exactly where is my boy, and how many people do we have to kill to get to him?"
"If you ever come near my son again..."
— Mufasa, The Lion King
"If anything happens, all you need to do is send me a letter. I'll go over there and kill everybody."
—Umibouzo, Gintama, in a letter to his daughter
"Hephaestus did what any father should. Protect his child."
— Kratos, God of War III
"For getting my girl's new clothing dirty."
— Guts, Berserk, after punching a mook in the face.
"You shouldn't have threatened my family. You shouldn't have beat up my boy."
— Commissioner Liebowitz, Sin City, as he puts a round between the eyes of the guy who ordered all of that
Even so, Father called on his men to take arms and follow him to the strand. They were the half score who had work around here today. Others who would have rallied were elsewhere fishing, sealing, or readying their farms for the season. Tough warriors at need, they could not hold off the strangers; but while they died, the women, children, and lesser housefolk could flee into the woods.
Poul Anderson, Mother of Kings
I will never... forgive you... FOR MAKING MY DAUGHTER CRY!
— Asura, preparing to give a righteous beating.
I don't know what to do when she cries. The best I can do is punch anyone who makes her cry....
— Asura, Asura's Wrath
Lord Karstark: When your son returns, I will demand this murderer's head!
Catelyn Stark: Wise men do not make demands of kings!
Lord Karstark: Fathers who love their sons do. I will have his head.
"My son has a tiny scratch on his cheek, and now, by extraordinary coincidence so do you. I'm holding you personally responsible for anything that happens to him whether it's your fault or not. Cold, sunburn, scratched knee, what ever happens to him, happens to you, and then some. For not only are you not coming after him, you gonna make sure that he lives a long, healthy life. You just became his godfather, understand?... Oh, and one more thing. College fund? Start saving. I got my heart set on Notre Dame."
Peter: Where's the guy who slept with my daughter?!?
Lady Damodara's chuckle this time had a bit of humor to it. "Look at it this way, Rajiv. When it's over, if we survive we can look at Skandagupta on a stake."
"You think so?" asked Rajiv
"Oh, yes," said the lady serenely.
Lady Sanga sniffed, "Mayby. By the time he gets here, Rajiv your father's temper will be up. They'll need toothpicks. I doubt if even Lord Damodara will be able to restrain him enough to keep some portion of Skandagupta's body suitably sized for a stake."
Sending a bolt of healing energy toward his daughter, he then turned his rage on her captor. Everyone still standing in the meadow was knocked to the ground as a huge crimson fire-wolf, its eye blazing with a feral brilliance, burst into being overhead.
— A literal example from The Golden Sword
What kind of man would return year after year for ten years to rescue a missing boy from the most savage jungle in the world?
— Tagline, The Emerald Forest
"No one hurts my children."
— Dexter Morgan, after killing a paedophile who took pictures of his daughter.
"Cell has crossed me for the last time! He has tricked me in battle, mocked my Saiyan ancestry, but this! This time he has gone too far! He will pay the ultimate price for WHAT HE HAS DONE TO MY SON!!"
— Vegeta's thoughts seconds before going absolutely berserk on his son's murderer.
"The idea of someone harming [[my son]] didn't just worry me, it offended me."
—Simon Darcourt, A Snowball in Hell
"Just remember these two things: she's nineteen years old, and the 82nd Airborne works for me.
—President Jed Bartlet, The West Wing
"Mewtwo, you took my son's life. NOW GIVE ME YOURS!"
Your eyes narrow; your nostrils flare.
He wants to hurt your baby?
He's going to have to fight for it.
— Tinkerbull, Warden
No more. Do you hear me? YOU DON'T GET TO HURT MY FAMILY ANYMORE!
"You come after my kids? You are dead, you hear me?"
— Jack, Mass Effect 3
"Keep your paws off my boy!"
"I'd do anything to protect the family. And I have. Judge me as you will."
—The Old Man, Luba and Her Family