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* This is the entire premise behind Creator/JohnGrisham's ''A Time To Kill.'' After a brutal first chapter detailing the rape of his 10-year-old daughter by a couple of rednecks, Carl Lee Hailey (played by none other than Creator/SamuelLJackson in TheFilmOfTheBook) goes berserk on the two and opens fire on them with an assault rifle (even though they were already on trial), catching a court deputy in the process. [[spoiler:The deputy forgives him, as does the jury when they acquit him of murder charges by reason of "temporary insanity."]]
* Woe betide whoever dares to abduct [[Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes Popsy's]] grandson.

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* Buster Beasely in ''[[Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo 1635: The Dreeson Incident]]''. [[spoiler: "I'm coming, Princess Baby!"
To Kill.'' After a brutal first chapter detailing the rape rescue, that is. And does he ever, on a Harley and with a .45 and a knife.]]
* [[Literature/TheActsOfCaine Caine]]. Even if you're a god, fucking with Faith will get your ass beat.
* Dr. Radcliffe Emerson, the Egyptologist-detective husband of ''Literature/AmeliaPeabody'', is always short-tempered and becomes absolutely volcanic at any threat to his family. Since he is regularly described by his narrator-wife as "Herculean" in build, the results are impressive. For that matter, his son Ramses inherits this trait. Guess what? Their wives are definite {{Mama Bear}}s; it's a close-knit family.
* In Felix Salten's ''Bambi's Children'' (yes, it's that Bambi), he sees a poacher taking aim at his son, and attacks.
* Rao is this to Shakuntala in ''Literature/BelisariusSeries''. As he was hired by Shakuntala's father to teach her how to be a warrior, that would make her father an indirect PapaWolf.
* {{God}} in ''Literature/TheBible''.
* Sadrao from Ursula Vernon's ''Literature/BlackDogs'' is not the protagonist, Lyra's, biological father, but he's a more than competent replacement after her real father is massacred along with the rest of her house. Sadrao's extremely badass and is very protective of her, even going into a berserker-like rage when she's physically threatened.
* One of the recurring themes in ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' was Holden Caulfield's desire to protect children from the bad things in the world.
* In ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'' the Gander threatens Templeton the Rat with serious bodily harm if he even thinks about bothering one
of his 10-year-old daughter by a couple of rednecks, Carl Lee Hailey (played by none other than Creator/SamuelLJackson in TheFilmOfTheBook) goes berserk on the two and opens fire on them with an assault rifle (even though they were already on trial), catching a court deputy in the process. [[spoiler:The deputy forgives him, as does the jury when they acquit him of murder charges by reason of "temporary insanity."]]
* Woe betide whoever dares to abduct [[Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes Popsy's]] grandson.
goslings.



* ''[[Literature/WarOfTheDreaming Mists of Everness]]'' by Creator/JohnCWright: [[BadassNormal Peter Waylock]]. Don't harm his son. Don't harm his son and pretend innocence. And don't beg for mercy, because Peter Waylock is a PersonOfMassDestruction and [[TranquilFury you won't get any.]]
* The father in Cormac [=McCarthy's=] ''Literature/TheRoad'' is exclusively defined as his role as this.
* Sam Vimes in ''Literature/{{Thud}}''.
** In ''Literature/WyrdSisters'' the late King Verence ''tries'' to charge ferociously to the rescue of his son, but is balked because he's now a ghost and can't leave the castle.
* Hector Malot's ''Literature/SansFamille''. The travelling musician Vitalis practically purchased lead character Remi Barberin as his apprentice, but he genuinely cared for the boy and became his [[OldMaster mentor and example]]. His "Papa Wolf" side shows more strongly when [[spoiler:he discovers that the old man whom he was going to ask to look out for Remi in the winter actually abuses his protegees and forces them to steal for him]], and later when [[spoiler:he protects Remi from dying in a snowstorm... in a HeroicSacrifice]]. And he was also hinted to be one in his first apparition, when he "buys" Remi... after witnessing how horribly his abusive stepfather Jerome treats him, therefore choosing to "purchase" Remi half to have an apprentice and half to protect him.
* Individual names are not given but in Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Worldwar Tetralogy'', the Alien Fleetlord is amazed at reports of suicidal Tosevite (read: Human) attacks by both genders on his forces. Its stated that the few humans that actually survive indicate their actions are because of harm done to a Mate or Hatchling by his forces
* Dr. Radcliffe Emerson, the Egyptologist-detective husband of ''Literature/AmeliaPeabody'', is always short-tempered and becomes absolutely volcanic at any threat to his family. Since he is regularly described by his narrator-wife as "Herculean" in build, the results are impressive. For that matter, his son Ramses inherits this trait. Guess what? Their wives are definite {{Mama Bear}}s; it's a close-knit family.
* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'': Anton. Zilwicki. Messing with his kids is the last mistake ''entire secret societies'' ever make. [[spoiler:The entire planet Mesa and its AncientConspiracy may yet fall through the chain of events set off the first time they tangled with him.]] We have yet to see his reaction [[spoiler:to the latest atempt by Mesa to kill one of his daughters.]] The foreshadowing in ''At All Cost'' might give some clues.
** Anton's best buddy Victor Cachat and Victor's mentor Kevin Usher, [[spoiler:who got off their asses and did something about the corrupt Havenite ambassador, because of Zilwicki's daughter kidnapping.]] Honor herself [[MamaBear has her moments -- the surest way to get her to kill you, is to mess with somebody in her care]]. In fact the whole series is full of Papa Wolf and MamaBear moments, from the lowly Aubrey Wanderman to the Queen herself, to the whole nation of Grayson which are all, 2 billion of them, a bunch of Papa Wolves.
** Nimitz may be a RidiculouslyCuteCritter most of the time, charming people's socks off to glom some more celery, but if anyone harboring murderous intent gets within spitting distance of Honor, he'll instantly transform into a six-legged, self-propelled chainsaw with absolutely no mercy. (He's also [[OlderThanTheyLook probably older than Honor's father]], so he qualifies under the "Papa" portion of the trope as well.)
*** And treecats as a whole can be this when one of their own is threatened. One treecat outnumbers six gunmen; when a hexapuma, an apex predator from the treecats' homeworld, corners one 'cat and the human he'd adopted, his clan's answer to his [[GondorCallsForAid distress call]] is a ZergRush which turns that predator into hamburger. In ''Mission of Honor'', [[spoiler:the [[BigBad Mesan Alignment]] kills a treecat ''clan'' via a ColonyDrop. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge The other treecat clans are strongly hinting they want in on the counterattack.]]]]
*** And all Sphinxians are in turn {{Mama Bear}}s and {{Papa Wol|f}}ves to Treecats in general.
* In Creator/PerryMoore's ''Literature/{{Hero}}'', Hal Creed, a 100% normal (granted of the [[BadassNormal badass variety]]) Human, beats the shit out of a Superman expy for threatening his son.
* Burrich in both the ''Literature/{{Farseer}}'' and ''Literature/TawnyMan'' trilogies by Creator/RobinHobb. Just how awesome can a grumpy old man be? [[spoiler:Trek across a glacier and kill a deranged stone dragon for the adopted son who let you think he was dead for 15 years, that's how awesome.]]
* Literature/RaptorRed's consort pulls a Papa Wolf to save one of Raptor Red's nieces from an acrocanthosaur. He has mixed feelings about doing so: he gets several cracked ribs, the chick isn't related to him, and Raptor Red didn't even see his heroic actions. It does, at least, mend his relations with Raptor Red's sister for a time.

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* ''[[Literature/WarOfTheDreaming Mists Henry Grimm, in ''The Council of Everness]]'' Mirrors'' by Creator/JohnCWright: [[BadassNormal Peter Waylock]]. Don't harm Michael Buckley, [[spoiler: attacks Grendel (Yes, that Grendel) unarmed, and wins. He also beats up his son. Don't harm much-loved brother]] in both cases to protect his son and pretend innocence. And don't beg daughters.
* In ''Literature/DannyTheChampionOfTheWorld'', it's revealed that Danny's father's main reason
for mercy, disliking Hazell is because Peter Waylock is a PersonOfMassDestruction he threatened Danny. Later on, [[spoiler:when Danny gets caned by his teacher, his father threatens to go down to the school and [[TranquilFury you won't get any.beat the teacher.]]
* The father A slightly twisted variant occurs in Cormac [=McCarthy's=] ''Literature/TheRoad'' ''Literature/DexterByDesign'': Dex is exclusively defined already a SerialKiller masquerading as Just a NiceGuy, but it wasn't until relatively recently that he decided that he had feelings of love-ish for his role as this.
* Sam Vimes in ''Literature/{{Thud}}''.
** In ''Literature/WyrdSisters'' the late King Verence ''tries'' to charge ferociously to the rescue of his son, but is balked because he's now a ghost
stepfamily and can't leave the castle.
* Hector Malot's ''Literature/SansFamille''. The travelling musician Vitalis practically purchased lead character Remi Barberin as his apprentice, but he genuinely cared for the boy and became his [[OldMaster mentor and example]]. His "Papa Wolf" side shows more strongly
foster sister (or, you know, ''anyone''). So, when [[spoiler:he discovers that the old man whom he was going to ask to look out for Remi in the winter actually abuses his protegees and forces them to steal for him]], and later when [[spoiler:he protects Remi from dying in a snowstorm... in a HeroicSacrifice]]. And he was also hinted to be one in his first apparition, when he "buys" Remi... after witnessing how horribly his abusive stepfather Jerome treats him, therefore choosing to "purchase" Remi half to have an apprentice and half to protect him.
* Individual names are not given but in Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Worldwar Tetralogy'', the Alien Fleetlord is amazed at reports of suicidal Tosevite (read: Human) attacks by both genders on his forces. Its stated that the few humans that actually survive indicate their actions are because of harm done to a Mate or Hatchling by his forces
* Dr. Radcliffe Emerson, the Egyptologist-detective husband of ''Literature/AmeliaPeabody'', is always short-tempered and becomes absolutely volcanic at any threat to his family. Since he is regularly described by his narrator-wife as "Herculean" in build, the results are impressive. For that matter, his son Ramses inherits this trait. Guess what? Their wives are definite {{Mama Bear}}s; it's a close-knit family.
* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'': Anton. Zilwicki. Messing with his kids is the last mistake ''entire secret societies'' ever make. [[spoiler:The entire planet Mesa and its AncientConspiracy may yet fall through the chain of events set off the first time they tangled with him.]] We have yet to see his reaction [[spoiler:to the latest atempt by Mesa to kill one of his daughters.]] The foreshadowing in ''At All Cost'' might give some clues.
** Anton's best buddy Victor Cachat and Victor's mentor Kevin Usher, [[spoiler:who got off their asses and did something about the corrupt Havenite ambassador, because of Zilwicki's daughter kidnapping.]] Honor herself [[MamaBear has her moments -- the surest way to get her to kill you, is
rival slasher decides to mess with somebody in her care]]. In fact the whole series is full of Papa Wolf [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Domestic Daddy Dexter]] by stabbing Debbie and MamaBear moments, from the lowly Aubrey Wanderman trying to the Queen herself, to the whole nation kidnap his stepkids, out comes [[OverlyLongGag Deadly Defensive Dexter]].
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', although Harry is grown, and was his apprentice for only two years, Ebenezar [=McCoy=] is capable
of Grayson which are all, 2 billion of them, a bunch of Papa Wolves.
** Nimitz may be a RidiculouslyCuteCritter most of the time, charming people's socks off to glom some more celery, but if anyone harboring murderous intent gets within spitting distance of Honor, he'll instantly transform into a six-legged, self-propelled chainsaw with absolutely no mercy. (He's also [[OlderThanTheyLook probably older than Honor's father]], so he qualifies under the "Papa" portion of the trope as well.)
*** And treecats as a whole can be
this when one of their own on occasion. In ''Summer Knight'', he is threatened. One treecat outnumbers six gunmen; when a hexapuma, an apex predator from the treecats' homeworld, corners one 'cat and the human he'd adopted, his clan's answer to his [[GondorCallsForAid distress call]] is a ZergRush which turns so indignant that predator into hamburger. In ''Mission of Honor'', [[spoiler:the [[BigBad Mesan Alignment]] kills Harry is to carry out Mab's request without even knowing it that it takes Harry two tries to get through that, yes, he does know it. [[spoiler:And he dropped a treecat ''clan'' via a ColonyDrop. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge The other treecat clans are strongly hinting they want in Russian satellite on the counterattack.]]]]
*** And all Sphinxians are in turn {{Mama Bear}}s and {{Papa Wol|f}}ves to Treecats in general.
* In Creator/PerryMoore's ''Literature/{{Hero}}'', Hal Creed, a 100% normal (granted of the [[BadassNormal badass variety]]) Human, beats the shit out
headquarters of a Superman expy for threatening his son.
* Burrich in both the ''Literature/{{Farseer}}''
vampire who had threatened and ''Literature/TawnyMan'' trilogies by Creator/RobinHobb. Just how awesome can a grumpy old man be? [[spoiler:Trek across a glacier and kill a deranged stone dragon for the adopted son who let you think he was dead for 15 years, that's how awesome.fought with Harry.]]
* Literature/RaptorRed's consort pulls ** Eb's reaction is explained in the novel ''Changes'': [[spoiler:Ebenezar is Harry's maternal grandfather.]]
** What about Michael? He's
a Papa Wolf to save one sword-wielding knight of Raptor Red's nieces from an acrocanthosaur. God. He has mixed feelings a daughter who is [[spoiler:about to be executed by the White Council Elders, who are powerful enough that even if you manage to kill just ''one'' of them, it would release a death curse which would be the magical equivalent of head butting the trigger of a 10-mega-ton nuclear warhead.]] He is exhausted and heavily wounded from battle. Yet, without the slightest hesitation, he immediately prepares to take them all on at once, even knowing that afterward, should he somehow miraculously survive, he would forever more be on the run from every single [[spoiler:white court wizard]] in the entire world.
*** That was ''Harry.'' Michael, while he would certainly do that, simply had faith that God would help him out. Which he did, by zombie-dinosaur riding spell-slinging wise-cracking HonorBeforeReason proxy.
*** While we're talking
about doing so: he gets several cracked ribs, Michael, though... nine words. ''"That son of a bitch hurt my little girl."''
** Harry also manifests this attitude toward Ivy.
** In ''Changes'',
the chick isn't related to him, and Raptor Red didn't even see Court of vampires takes his heroic actions. It does, at least, mend his relations daughter with Raptor Red's sister for the intent of [[spoiler: sacrificing her to fuel a time.massive curse that will kill her entire bloodline.]] He responds by [[spoiler:joining forces with Mab and becoming her Knight, sacrificing two people on altars, and ''genociding the entire freaking Red Court''.]] ''Don't fuck with Harry Dresden's family.''
*** He actually stated that if the world came between him and his daughter, it could burn to death and they would sit roasting marshmallows upon its roaring flames.



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', although Harry is grown, and was his apprentice for only two years, Ebenezar [=McCoy=] is capable of this on occasion. In ''Summer Knight'', he is so indignant that Harry is to carry out Mab's request without even knowing it that it takes Harry two tries to get through that, yes, he does know it. [[spoiler:And he dropped a Russian satellite on the headquarters of a vampire who had threatened and fought with Harry.]]
** Eb's reaction is explained in the novel ''Changes'': [[spoiler:Ebenezar is Harry's maternal grandfather.]]
** What about Michael? He's a sword-wielding knight of God. He has a daughter who is [[spoiler:about to be executed by the White Council Elders, who are powerful enough that even if you manage to kill just ''one'' of them, it would release a death curse which would be the magical equivalent of head butting the trigger of a 10-mega-ton nuclear warhead.]] He is exhausted and heavily wounded from battle. Yet, without the slightest hesitation, he immediately prepares to take them all on at once, even knowing that afterward, should he somehow miraculously survive, he would forever more be on the run from every single [[spoiler:white court wizard]] in the entire world.
*** That was ''Harry.'' Michael, while he would certainly do that, simply had faith that God would help him out. Which he did, by zombie-dinosaur riding spell-slinging wise-cracking HonorBeforeReason proxy.
*** While we're talking about Michael, though... nine words. ''"That son of a bitch hurt my little girl."''
** Harry also manifests this attitude toward Ivy.
** In ''Changes'', the Red Court of vampires takes his daughter with the intent of [[spoiler: sacrificing her to fuel a massive curse that will kill her entire bloodline.]] He responds by [[spoiler:joining forces with Mab and becoming her Knight, sacrificing two people on altars, and ''genociding the entire freaking Red Court''.]] ''Don't fuck with Harry Dresden's family.''
*** He actually stated that if the world came between him and his daughter, it could burn to death and they would sit roasting marshmallows upon its roaring flames.
* In ''Literature/DannyTheChampionOfTheWorld'', it's revealed that Danny's father's main reason for disliking Hazell is because he threatened Danny. Later on, [[spoiler:when Danny gets caned by his teacher, his father threatens to go down to the school and beat the teacher.]]
* Becomes a major turning point in ''Literature/TheOutsiders''. Johnny [[spoiler:stabs a Soc who was going to kill Ponyboy.]] Beware the nice ones, oh GOD BewareTheNiceOnes!
** Dallas's reaction to [[spoiler:Finding out Johnny was dying from his burns.]] By this point the reader already knows how dangerous Dallas can be, but seeing him threaten to put [[spoiler:the doctor]] in the emergency room for barring him access to [[spoiler:Johnny's hospital room]] seems to be a bit of a case of DisproportionateRetribution.
* A slightly twisted variant occurs in ''Literature/DexterByDesign'': Dex is already a SerialKiller masquerading as Just a NiceGuy, but it wasn't until relatively recently that he decided that he had feelings of love-ish for his stepfamily and foster sister (or, you know, ''anyone''). So, when a rival slasher decides to mess with [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Domestic Daddy Dexter]] by stabbing Debbie and trying to kidnap his stepkids, out comes [[OverlyLongGag Deadly Defensive Dexter]].

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', although Harry Tim Dorsey's novel ''Electric Barracuda'' [[spoiler: Serge Storms is grown, and was his apprentice for only two years, Ebenezar [=McCoy=] is capable of this on occasion. In ''Summer Knight'', he is so indignant told that Harry is he's a father. Hint to carry out Mab's request without even knowing it that it takes Harry two tries to get through that, yes, he does know it. [[spoiler:And he dropped a Russian satellite the child molester on the headquarters playground: you really don't want to try to entice the child of a vampire who had threatened and fought with Harry.serial killer.]]
** Eb's reaction is explained in * Creator/RobertCrais's Elvis Cole. Kidnap the novel ''Changes'': [[spoiler:Ebenezar son of his girlfriend? Elvis and his PsychoSidekick Joe Pike will hunt you down to the ends of the earth and back again.
* Don Pendleton's ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' series has [[BadassNormal Mack Bolan]] wipe out major crime families with dozens of thugs at their disposal after most of his family
is Harry's maternal grandfather.killed due to the Mafia. When his girl-friend and younger brother are kidnapped by another crime family to try to get to him, he goes absolutely coldly berserk, terrifying even his friends and allies who have seen him in action many times.
* Burrich in both the ''Literature/{{Farseer}}'' and ''Literature/TawnyMan'' trilogies by Creator/RobinHobb. Just how awesome can a grumpy old man be? [[spoiler:Trek across a glacier and kill a deranged stone dragon for the adopted son who let you think he was dead for 15 years, that's how awesome.
]]
** What about Michael? He's a sword-wielding knight of God. He has a daughter who is [[spoiler:about to be executed by * Peter Stelth and Gerald Kelly in ''Literature/TheFatalDream''.
* In Creator/AaronAllston's ''Literature/GalateaIn2D'', C. J. gets into
the White Council Elders, who are powerful enough that even if you manage to kill just ''one'' of them, it would release a death curse which would be fight because his son is in danger.
* In
the magical equivalent BackStory of head butting the trigger of a 10-mega-ton nuclear warhead.]] He is exhausted and heavily wounded from battle. Yet, without the slightest hesitation, he immediately prepares to take them all on at once, even knowing that afterward, should he somehow miraculously survive, he would forever more be Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'', Helion had stayed on the run from every single [[spoiler:white court wizard]] in Solar Array long past the entire world.
*** That
point of safety to protect his son -- and his ship, but the priority was ''Harry.'' Michael, while he would certainly do that, simply had faith clear:
-->''"Damn your ship." Helton's voice grated. "It was you. You were aboard at
that God would help him out. Which he did, by zombie-dinosaur riding spell-slinging wise-cracking HonorBeforeReason proxy.
*** While we're talking about Michael, though... nine words. ''"That son
time. Outside of a bitch hurt my little girl.the range of the Mentality, beyond the reach of any resurrection circuit."''
** * ''Literature/HarryPotter'': James Potter. It may not have worked, but he ''was'' willing to risk certain death against Voldemort if it gave Lily and Harry also manifests this attitude toward Ivy.
**
time to run.
*
In ''Changes'', Creator/PerryMoore's ''Literature/{{Hero}}'', Hal Creed, a 100% normal (granted of the Red Court [[BadassNormal badass variety]]) Human, beats the shit out of vampires takes a Superman expy for threatening his son.
* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'': Anton. Zilwicki. Messing with his kids is the last mistake ''entire secret societies'' ever make. [[spoiler:The entire planet Mesa and its AncientConspiracy may yet fall through the chain of events set off the first time they tangled with him.]] We have yet to see his reaction [[spoiler:to the latest attempt by Mesa to kill one of his daughters.]] The foreshadowing in ''At All Cost'' might give some clues.
** Anton's best buddy Victor Cachat and Victor's mentor Kevin Usher, [[spoiler:who got off their asses and did something about the corrupt Havenite ambassador, because of Zilwicki's
daughter with kidnapping.]] Honor herself [[MamaBear has her moments -- the intent of [[spoiler: sacrificing surest way to get her to fuel a massive curse that will kill her entire bloodline.]] He responds by [[spoiler:joining forces with Mab and becoming her Knight, sacrificing two people on altars, and ''genociding the entire freaking Red Court''.]] ''Don't fuck with Harry Dresden's family.''
*** He actually stated that if the world came between him and his daughter, it could burn to death and they would sit roasting marshmallows upon its roaring flames.
* In ''Literature/DannyTheChampionOfTheWorld'', it's revealed that Danny's father's main reason for disliking Hazell is because he threatened Danny. Later on, [[spoiler:when Danny gets caned by his teacher, his father threatens to go down to the school and beat the teacher.]]
* Becomes a major turning point in ''Literature/TheOutsiders''. Johnny [[spoiler:stabs a Soc who was going
to kill Ponyboy.]] Beware you, is to mess with somebody in her care]]. In fact the nice ones, oh GOD BewareTheNiceOnes!
** Dallas's reaction to [[spoiler:Finding out Johnny was dying
whole series is full of Papa Wolf and MamaBear moments, from his burns.]] By the lowly Aubrey Wanderman to the Queen herself, to the whole nation of Grayson which are all, 2 billion of them, a bunch of Papa Wolves.
** Nimitz may be a RidiculouslyCuteCritter most of the time, charming people's socks off to glom some more celery, but if anyone harboring murderous intent gets within spitting distance of Honor, he'll instantly transform into a six-legged, self-propelled chainsaw with absolutely no mercy. (He's also [[OlderThanTheyLook probably older than Honor's father]], so he qualifies under the "Papa" portion of the trope as well.)
*** And treecats as a whole can be
this point when one of their own is threatened. One treecat outnumbers six gunmen; when a hexapuma, an apex predator from the reader already knows how dangerous Dallas can be, but seeing him threaten treecats' homeworld, corners one 'cat and the human he'd adopted, his clan's answer to put his [[GondorCallsForAid distress call]] is a ZergRush which turns that predator into hamburger. In ''Mission of Honor'', [[spoiler:the doctor]] [[BigBad Mesan Alignment]] kills a treecat ''clan'' via a ColonyDrop. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge The other treecat clans are strongly hinting they want in on the emergency room for barring him access counterattack.]]]]
*** And all Sphinxians are in turn {{Mama Bear}}s and {{Papa Wol|f}}ves
to [[spoiler:Johnny's hospital room]] seems Treecats in general.
* Creator/CatherineWebb's Horatio Lyle. He is not related
to be a bit of a case of DisproportionateRetribution.
* A slightly twisted variant occurs in ''Literature/DexterByDesign'': Dex is already a SerialKiller masquerading as Just a NiceGuy,
Tess or Thomas by blood, but it wasn't until relatively recently that hurt either of them and he decided that he had feelings of love-ish for will come after you with his stepfamily pockets full of explosive chemicals, his home-made tazer, and, if all else fails, his frenzied but anatomically-precise application of teeth, nails, and foster sister (or, you know, ''anyone''). So, when knees.
* Literature/{{Howl|sMovingCastle}} is this after his son Morgan was threatened. He punched the guy twice. His wife, Sophie is
a rival slasher decides to MamaBear also. In other words, don't mess with [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Domestic Daddy Dexter]] Morgan ever.
* Creator/MatthewReilly's ''Huntsman'' series. The adopted daughter of Jack West Jr. is threatened many times
by stabbing Debbie many powerful people over the course of the books. Many people have died very graphic, painful deaths.
* ''Literature/InDeath'': Detective Sergeant Frank Wojinsky from ''Ceremony In Death''. When his granddaughter Alice Lingstrom told him that she had been drugged
and trying sexually exploited by a coven of Satanists and she had witnessed the leaders murder a young boy, he went PapaWolf to kidnap his stepkids, out comes [[OverlyLongGag Deadly Defensive Dexter]].try to take down the coven. Unfortunately, it made him sloppy and the leaders used the drugs Digitalis and Zeus on him, resulting in him dying of cardiac arrest.



* Waylander the Slayer from the ''Waylander'' series of books by David Gemmell is a rather evil version of this. Having returned home from the war to find his wife and child killed, he spends the rest of his life and wealth hunting down the eight men responsible and killing them in ways that'd make even the most villainous of villains shriek.
* In ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'' the Gander threatens Templeton the Rat with serious bodily harm if he even thinks about bothering one of his goslings.
* One of the recurring themes in ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' was Holden Caulfield's desire to protect children from the bad things in the world.

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* Waylander The short story '''Monsters Tearing Off My Face''' has a particularly gruesome one. At the Slayer climax of the story, the little girl who drew the true picture of blue monsters tearing off her face turns out to really be a blue monster in a human disguise...when her mother tears it off of her, while her father tears the flesh from the ''Waylander'' series bones of books the foster parents who were about to rape her.
* Nastily subverted in Rick Hautala's ''The Mountain King.'' The protagonist sees his daughter [[spoiler: torn apart and eaten
by David Gemmell monsters, but is too terrified to leave his hiding place.]]
* Woe betide whoever dares to abduct [[Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes Popsy's]] grandson.
* Becomes
a rather evil version of this. Having returned home major turning point in ''Literature/TheOutsiders''. Johnny [[spoiler:stabs a Soc who was going to kill Ponyboy.]] Beware the nice ones, oh GOD BewareTheNiceOnes!
** Dallas's reaction to [[spoiler:finding out Johnny was dying
from his burns.]] By this point, the war reader already knows how dangerous Dallas can be, but seeing him threaten to find put [[spoiler:the doctor]] in the emergency room for barring him access to [[spoiler:Johnny's hospital room]] seems to be a bit of a case of DisproportionateRetribution.
* Literature/RaptorRed's consort pulls a Papa Wolf to save one of Raptor Red's nieces from an acrocanthosaur. He has mixed feelings about doing so: he gets several cracked ribs, the chick isn't related to him, and Raptor Red didn't even see his heroic actions. It does, at least, mend his relations with Raptor Red's sister for a time.
* Charles Leeds, the husband and father of the second family of victims in ''Literature/RedDragon'', had his throat slashed in his sleep by Francis Dolarhyde. As he and
his wife and child killed, he spends the rest of his life and wealth hunting lay bleeding to death, Dolarhyde went down the eight men responsible and killing them in ways that'd make even hall to kill the most villainous of villains shriek.
* In ''Literature/CharlottesWeb''
children. With his throat cut open, artery spraying his lifeblood on the Gander threatens Templeton the Rat wall with serious bodily harm if every step he even thinks about bothering one of his goslings.
* One of
took, Leeds ran down the recurring themes in ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' was Holden Caulfield's desire hallway after the killer and fought with him to protect his children.
* In ''Literature/{{Renegades}}'', Adrian's dads are the superheroes Captain Chromium and Dread Warden, two of the original members of the eponymous SuperTeam, and they still take to the field from time to time.
* The father in Cormac [=McCarthy's=] ''Literature/TheRoad'' is exclusively defined as his role as this.
* Hector Malot's ''Literature/SansFamille''. The travelling musician Vitalis practically purchased lead character Remi Barberin as his apprentice, but he genuinely cared for the boy and became his [[OldMaster mentor and example]]. His "Papa Wolf" side shows more strongly when [[spoiler:he discovers that the old man whom he was going to ask to look out for Remi in the winter actually abuses his protegees and forces them to steal for him]], and later when [[spoiler:he protects Remi from dying in a snowstorm... in a HeroicSacrifice]]. And he was also hinted to be one in his first apparition, when he "buys" Remi... after witnessing how horribly his abusive stepfather Jerome treats him, therefore choosing to "purchase" Remi half to have an apprentice and half to protect him.
* Lieutenant Panga in ''Literature/SomeoneElsesWar'' will do anything, absolutely anything, to keep the
children from the bad things in the world.around him safe.



* Literature/{{Howl|sMovingCastle}} is this after his son Morgan was threatened. He punched the guy twice. His wife, Sophie is a MamaBear also. In other words, don't mess with Morgan ever.
* Sadrao from Ursula Vernon's ''Literature/BlackDogs'' is not the protagonist, Lyra's, biological father, but he's a more than competent replacement after her real father is massacred along with the rest of her house. Sadrao's extremely badass and is very protective of her, even going into a berserker-like rage when she's physically threatened.
* [[Literature/TheActsOfCaine Caine]]. Even if you're a god, fucking with Faith will get your ass beat.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': James Potter. It may not have worked, but he ''was'' willing to risk certain death against Voldemort if it gave Lily and Harry time to run.
* Don Pendleton's ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' series has [[BadassNormal Mack Bolan]] wipe out major crime families with dozens of thugs at their disposal after most of his family is killed due to the Mafia. When his girl-friend and younger brother are kidnapped by another crime family to try to get to him, he goes absolutely coldly berserk, terrifying even his friends and allies who have seen him in action many times.
* Creator/MatthewReilly's ''Huntsman'' series. The adopted daughter of Jack West Jr. is threatened many times by many powerful people over the course of the books. Many people have died very graphic, painful deaths.
* In the BackStory of Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'', Helion had stayed on the Solar Array long past the point of safety to protect his son -- and his ship, but the priority was clear:
-->''"Damn your ship." Helton's voice grated. "It was you. You were aboard at that time. Outside of the range of the Mentality, beyond the reach of any resurrection circuit."''
* Creator/CatherineWebb's Horatio Lyle. He is not related to Tess or Thomas by blood, but hurt either of them and he will come after you with his pockets full of explosive chemicals, his home-made tazer, and, if all else fails, his frenzied but anatomically-precise application of teeth, nails, and knees.
* Creator/RobertCrais's Elvis Cole. Kidnap the son of his girlfriend? Elvis and his PsychoSidekick Joe Pike will hunt you down to the ends of the earth and back again.
* In Creator/AaronAllston's ''Literature/GalateaIn2D'', C. J. gets into the fight because his son is in danger.

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* Literature/{{Howl|sMovingCastle}} is this after his son Morgan was threatened. He punched the guy twice. His wife, Sophie is a MamaBear also. In other words, don't mess with Morgan ever.
* Sadrao from Ursula Vernon's ''Literature/BlackDogs'' is not the protagonist, Lyra's, biological father, but he's a more than competent replacement after her real father is massacred along with the rest of her house. Sadrao's extremely badass and is very protective of her, even going into a berserker-like rage when she's physically threatened.
* [[Literature/TheActsOfCaine Caine]]. Even if you're a god, fucking with Faith will get your ass beat.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': James Potter. It may not have worked, but he ''was'' willing to risk certain death against Voldemort if it gave Lily and Harry time to run.
Sam Vimes in ''Literature/{{Thud}}''.
* Don Pendleton's ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' series has [[BadassNormal Mack Bolan]] wipe out major crime families with dozens of thugs at their disposal after most ** In ''Literature/WyrdSisters'' the late King Verence ''tries'' to charge ferociously to the rescue of his family son, but is killed due to balked because he's now a ghost and can't leave the Mafia. When castle.
* In the Creator/DaleBrown novel ''A Time for Patriots'', [[spoiler: when the FBI agents hurt and threaten Brad, Pat pays them right back, forcing them to bug out.]]
* Marcus, of ''Literature/TimeScout'', will go through hell for
his girl-friend and younger brother are kidnapped by another crime family to try to get to him, little girls. So will Armstrong.
** As soon as
he goes absolutely coldly berserk, terrifying even finds out Margo's his friends and allies who have seen him in action many times.
granddaughter, Kit becomes very protective of her. Skeeter, having tried to scam Margo before anyone knew, walks very, very carefully around both ever after.
* Creator/MatthewReilly's ''Huntsman'' series. The adopted This is the entire premise behind Creator/JohnGrisham's ''A Time To Kill.'' After a brutal first chapter detailing the rape of his 10-year-old daughter by a couple of Jack West Jr. is threatened many times rednecks, Carl Lee Hailey (played by many powerful people over the course of the books. Many people have died very graphic, painful deaths.
* In the BackStory of Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'', Helion had stayed
none other than Creator/SamuelLJackson in TheFilmOfTheBook) goes berserk on the Solar Array long past the point of safety to protect his son -- two and his ship, but the priority was clear:
-->''"Damn your ship." Helton's voice grated. "It was you. You
opens fire on them with an assault rifle (even though they were aboard at that time. Outside of already on trial), catching a court deputy in the range of process. [[spoiler:The deputy forgives him, as does the Mentality, beyond the reach jury when they acquit him of any resurrection circuit."''
* Creator/CatherineWebb's Horatio Lyle. He is not related to Tess or Thomas
murder charges by blood, but hurt either reason of them and he will come after you with his pockets full of explosive chemicals, his home-made tazer, and, if all else fails, his frenzied but anatomically-precise application of teeth, nails, and knees.
* Creator/RobertCrais's Elvis Cole. Kidnap the son of his girlfriend? Elvis and his PsychoSidekick Joe Pike will hunt you down to the ends of the earth and back again.
* In Creator/AaronAllston's ''Literature/GalateaIn2D'', C. J. gets into the fight because his son is in danger.
"temporary insanity."]]



* Rao is this to Shakuntala in Literature/BelisariusSeries. As he was hired by Shakuntala's father to teach her how to be a warrior, that would make her father an indirect PapaWolf.
* Nastily subverted in Rick Hautala's ''The Mountain King.'' The protagonist sees his daughter [[spoiler: torn apart and eaten by monsters, but is too terrified to leave his hiding place.]]
* ''Literature/InDeath'': Detective Sergeant Frank Wojinsky from ''Ceremony In Death''. When his granddaughter Alice Lingstrom told him that she had been drugged and sexually exploited by a coven of Satanists and she had witnessed the leaders murder a young boy, he went PapaWolf to try to take down the coven. Unfortunately, it made him sloppy and the leaders used the drugs Digitalis and Zeus on him, resulting in him dying of cardiac arrest.
* Marcus, of Literature/TimeScout, will go through hell for his little girls. So will Armstrong.
** As soon as he finds out Margo's his granddaughter, Kit becomes very protective of her. Skeeter, having tried to scam Margo before anyone knew, walks very, very carefully around both ever after.
* The short story '''Monsters Tearing Off My Face''' has a particularly gruesome one. At the climax of the story, the little girl who drew the true picture of blue monsters tearing off her face turns out to really be a blue monster in a human disguise...when her mother tears it off of her, while her father tears the flesh from the bones of the foster parents who were about to rape her.
* Buster Beasely in ''[[Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo 1635: The Dreeson Incident]]''. [[spoiler: "I'm coming, Princess Baby!" To the rescue, that is. And does he ever, on a Harley and with a .45 and a knife.]]

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* Rao is this to Shakuntala in Literature/BelisariusSeries. As he was hired ''[[Literature/WarOfTheDreaming]]: Mists of Everness'' by Shakuntala's father to teach her how to be a warrior, that would make her father an indirect PapaWolf.
* Nastily subverted in Rick Hautala's ''The Mountain King.'' The protagonist sees
Creator/JohnCWright: [[BadassNormal Peter Waylock]]. Don't harm his daughter [[spoiler: torn apart son. Don't harm his son and eaten by monsters, but pretend innocence. And don't beg for mercy, because Peter Waylock is too terrified to leave his hiding place.]]
* ''Literature/InDeath'': Detective Sergeant Frank Wojinsky from ''Ceremony In Death''. When his granddaughter Alice Lingstrom told him that she had been drugged
a PersonOfMassDestruction and sexually exploited by a coven of Satanists and she had witnessed the leaders murder a young boy, he went PapaWolf to try to take down the coven. Unfortunately, it made him sloppy and the leaders used the drugs Digitalis and Zeus on him, resulting in him dying of cardiac arrest.
* Marcus, of Literature/TimeScout, will go through hell for his little girls. So will Armstrong.
** As soon as he finds out Margo's his granddaughter, Kit becomes very protective of her. Skeeter, having tried to scam Margo before anyone knew, walks very, very carefully around both ever after.
* The short story '''Monsters Tearing Off My Face''' has a particularly gruesome one. At the climax of the story, the little girl who drew the true picture of blue monsters tearing off her face turns out to really be a blue monster in a human disguise...when her mother tears it off of her, while her father tears the flesh from the bones of the foster parents who were about to rape her.
* Buster Beasely in ''[[Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo 1635: The Dreeson Incident]]''. [[spoiler: "I'm coming, Princess Baby!" To the rescue, that is. And does he ever, on a Harley and with a .45 and a knife.
[[TranquilFury you won't get any.]]



* In Felix Salten's ''Bambi's Children'' (yes, it's that Bambi), he sees a poacher taking aim at his son, and attacks.
* In Tim Dorsey's novel ''Electric Barracuda'' [[spoiler: Serge Storms is told that he's a father. Hint to the child molester on the playground: you really don't want to try to entice the child of a serial killer.]]
* Charles Leeds, the husband and father of the second family of victims in ''Literature/RedDragon'', had his throat slashed in his sleep by Francis Dolarhyde. As he and his wife lay bleeding to death, Dolarhyde went down the hall to kill the children. With his throat cut open, artery spraying his lifeblood on the wall with every step he took, Leeds ran down the hallway after the killer and fought with him to protect his children.
* Lieutenant Panga in ''Literature/SomeoneElsesWar'' will do anything, absolutely anything, to keep the children around him safe.
* {{God}} in ''Literature/TheBible''.
* In the Creator/DaleBrown novel ''A Time for Patriots'', [[spoiler: when the FBI agents hurt and threaten Brad, Pat pays them right back, forcing them to bug out.]]
* Henry Grimm, in ''The Council of Mirrors'' by Michael Buckley, [[spoiler: attacks Grendel (Yes, that Grendel) unarmed, and wins. He also beats up his much-loved brother]] in both cases to protect his daughters.
* Peter Stelth and Gerald Kelly in ''Literature/TheFatalDream''.
* In ''Literature/{{Renegades}}'', Adrian's dads are the superheroes Captain Chromium and Dread Warden, two of the original members of the eponymous SuperTeam, and they still take to the field from time to time.

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* In Felix Salten's ''Bambi's Children'' (yes, it's that Bambi), he sees a poacher taking aim at his son, and attacks.
* In Tim Dorsey's novel ''Electric Barracuda'' [[spoiler: Serge Storms is told that he's a father. Hint to
Waylander the child molester on Slayer from the playground: you really don't want to try to entice ''Waylander'' series of books by David Gemmell is a rather evil version of this. Having returned home from the child of a serial killer.]]
* Charles Leeds, the husband and father of the second family of victims in ''Literature/RedDragon'', had his throat slashed in his sleep by Francis Dolarhyde. As he and
war to find his wife lay bleeding to death, Dolarhyde went and child killed, he spends the rest of his life and wealth hunting down the hall to kill the children. With his throat cut open, artery spraying his lifeblood on the wall with every step he took, Leeds ran down the hallway after the killer eight men responsible and fought with him to protect his children.
* Lieutenant Panga in ''Literature/SomeoneElsesWar'' will do anything, absolutely anything, to keep the children around him safe.
* {{God}} in ''Literature/TheBible''.
* In the Creator/DaleBrown novel ''A Time for Patriots'', [[spoiler: when the FBI agents hurt and threaten Brad, Pat pays
killing them right back, forcing them to bug out.]]
* Henry Grimm,
in ''The Council of Mirrors'' by Michael Buckley, [[spoiler: attacks Grendel (Yes, that Grendel) unarmed, and wins. He also beats up his much-loved brother]] in both cases to protect his daughters.
* Peter Stelth and Gerald Kelly in ''Literature/TheFatalDream''.
* In ''Literature/{{Renegades}}'', Adrian's dads are
ways that'd make even the superheroes Captain Chromium and Dread Warden, two most villainous of the original members of the eponymous SuperTeam, and they still take to the field from time to time.villains shriek.


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* Individual names are not given but in Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Worldwar Tetralogy'', the Alien Fleetlord is amazed at reports of suicidal Tosevite (read: Human) attacks by both genders on his forces. Its stated that the few humans that actually survive indicate their actions are because of harm done to a Mate or Hatchling by his forces.


* Sam Vimes in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}''.
** In ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'' the late King Verence ''tries'' to charge ferociously to the rescue of his son, but is balked because he's now a ghost and can't leave the castle.

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* Sam Vimes in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}''.''Literature/{{Thud}}''.
** In ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'' ''Literature/WyrdSisters'' the late King Verence ''tries'' to charge ferociously to the rescue of his son, but is balked because he's now a ghost and can't leave the castle.


** By the time of [[Literature/LegacyOfTheForce a civil war between Corellia and what used to be the New Republic]], Wedge Antilles is [[OldSoldier about sixty years old]] and has a pair of twenty-something daughters, Syal and Myri. Myri gets to stay with him on the Corellian side, where he spends about half of the series, but Syal is on the other side. And Wedge respects this, although it saddens him. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments He's very close to his daughters]], and very protective of them.

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** By the time of [[Literature/LegacyOfTheForce a civil war between Corellia and what used to be the New Republic]], Wedge Antilles is [[OldSoldier about sixty years old]] and has a pair of twenty-something daughters, Syal and Myri. Myri gets to stay with him on the Corellian side, where he spends about half of the series, but Syal is on the other side. And Wedge respects this, although it saddens him. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments He's very close to his daughters]], daughters, and very protective of them.


* ''Literature/WhatTheHellDidIJustReadANovelOfCosmicHorror'': After getting recruited to rescue the abducted Maggie, Dave and John have to spend a lot of effort trying to prevent her badass military father from getting his Army buddies together and taking things into their own hands.

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* ''Literature/WhatTheHellDidIJustReadANovelOfCosmicHorror'': After getting recruited to rescue the abducted Maggie, Dave and John have to spend a lot of effort trying to prevent her badass military father from getting his Army [[SemperFi Marine]] buddies together and taking things into their own hands.

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* ''Literature/WhatTheHellDidIJustReadANovelOfCosmicHorror'': After getting recruited to rescue the abducted Maggie, Dave and John have to spend a lot of effort trying to prevent her badass military father from getting his Army buddies together and taking things into their own hands.


** By the time of [[Literature/LegacyOfTheForce a civil war between Corellia and what used to be the New Republic]], Wedge Antilles is [[BadassGrandpa about sixty years old]] and has a pair of twenty-something daughters, Syal and Myri. Myri gets to stay with him on the Corellian side, where he spends about half of the series, but Syal is on the other side. And Wedge respects this, although it saddens him. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments He's very close to his daughters]], and very protective of them.

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** By the time of [[Literature/LegacyOfTheForce a civil war between Corellia and what used to be the New Republic]], Wedge Antilles is [[BadassGrandpa [[OldSoldier about sixty years old]] and has a pair of twenty-something daughters, Syal and Myri. Myri gets to stay with him on the Corellian side, where he spends about half of the series, but Syal is on the other side. And Wedge respects this, although it saddens him. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments He's very close to his daughters]], and very protective of them.

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* In ''Literature/{{Renegades}}'', Adrian's dads are the superheroes Captain Chromium and Dread Warden, two of the original members of the eponymous SuperTeam, and they still take to the field from time to time.


* Rao is this to Shakuntala in Literature/BelisariusSeries. As he was hired by Shakuntala's father to teach her how to be a BadassPrincess, that would make her father an indirect PapaWolf.

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* Rao is this to Shakuntala in Literature/BelisariusSeries. As he was hired by Shakuntala's father to teach her how to be a BadassPrincess, warrior, that would make her father an indirect PapaWolf.


* Burrich in both the ''[[Creator/RobinHobb Farseer]]'' and ''Tawny Man'' trilogies. Just how awesome can a grumpy old man be? [[spoiler:Trek across a glacier and kill a deranged stone dragon for the adopted son who let you think he was dead for 15 years, that's how awesome.]]

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* Burrich in both the ''[[Creator/RobinHobb Farseer]]'' ''Literature/{{Farseer}}'' and ''Tawny Man'' trilogies.''Literature/TawnyMan'' trilogies by Creator/RobinHobb. Just how awesome can a grumpy old man be? [[spoiler:Trek across a glacier and kill a deranged stone dragon for the adopted son who let you think he was dead for 15 years, that's how awesome.]]


* Hector Malot's ''Sans Famille''. The travelling musician Vitalis practically purchased lead character Remi Barberin as his apprentice, but he genuinely cared for the boy and became his [[OldMaster mentor and example]]. His "Papa Wolf" side shows more strongly when [[spoiler:he discovers that the old man whom he was going to ask to look out for Remi in the winter actually abuses his protegees and forces them to steal for him]], and later when [[spoiler:he protects Remi from dying in a snowstorm... in a HeroicSacrifice]]. And he was also hinted to be one in his first apparition, when he "buys" Remi... after witnessing how horribly his abusive stepfather Jerome treats him, therefore choosing to "purchase" Remi half to have an apprentice and half to protect him.

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* Hector Malot's ''Sans Famille''.''Literature/SansFamille''. The travelling musician Vitalis practically purchased lead character Remi Barberin as his apprentice, but he genuinely cared for the boy and became his [[OldMaster mentor and example]]. His "Papa Wolf" side shows more strongly when [[spoiler:he discovers that the old man whom he was going to ask to look out for Remi in the winter actually abuses his protegees and forces them to steal for him]], and later when [[spoiler:he protects Remi from dying in a snowstorm... in a HeroicSacrifice]]. And he was also hinted to be one in his first apparition, when he "buys" Remi... after witnessing how horribly his abusive stepfather Jerome treats him, therefore choosing to "purchase" Remi half to have an apprentice and half to protect him.


* In the DaleBrown novel ''A Time for Patriots'', [[spoiler: when the FBI agents hurt and threaten Brad, Pat pays them right back, forcing them to bug out.]]

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* In the DaleBrown Creator/DaleBrown novel ''A Time for Patriots'', [[spoiler: when the FBI agents hurt and threaten Brad, Pat pays them right back, forcing them to bug out.]]


* ''[[Literature/WarOfTheDreaming Mists of Everness]]'' by JohnCWright: [[BadassNormal Peter Waylock]]. Don't harm his son. Don't harm his son and pretend innocence. And don't beg for mercy, because Peter Waylock is a PersonOfMassDestruction and [[TranquilFury you won't get any.]]

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* ''[[Literature/WarOfTheDreaming Mists of Everness]]'' by JohnCWright: Creator/JohnCWright: [[BadassNormal Peter Waylock]]. Don't harm his son. Don't harm his son and pretend innocence. And don't beg for mercy, because Peter Waylock is a PersonOfMassDestruction and [[TranquilFury you won't get any.]]


* Sadrao from Ursula Vernon's ''Literature/BlackDogs'' is not the protagonist, Lyra's, biological father, but he's a more than competent replacement after her real father is massacred along with the rest of her house. Sadrao's extremely {{Badass}} and is very protective of her, even going into a berserker-like rage when she's physically threatened.

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* Sadrao from Ursula Vernon's ''Literature/BlackDogs'' is not the protagonist, Lyra's, biological father, but he's a more than competent replacement after her real father is massacred along with the rest of her house. Sadrao's extremely {{Badass}} badass and is very protective of her, even going into a berserker-like rage when she's physically threatened.


** Eddings seems quite fond of these graphic descriptions. As pointed out by Xanetia in the [[TheElenium Tamuli]], after [[spoiler:Zalasta, former advisor and supposed ally, reveals that he has been working for the Big Bad Cyrgon since before the start of the series itself. And he has been deceiving and betraying Sephrenia, TeamMom and beloved by all the characters, for that same length of time, all in the hopes of killing the goddess she worships -- also Sephrenia's younger sister via reincarnation - and possessing her out of lust.]] Boiling oil, hooks (nice long ones with sharp barbs on them) and their like are mentioned by several of the main characters. The quite civilised and cultured Sarabian is somewhat unnerved, asking them all if they have to be so graphic. He is told in no uncertain terms:

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** Eddings seems quite fond of these graphic descriptions. As pointed out by Xanetia in the [[TheElenium Tamuli]], ''Literature/TheTamuli'', after [[spoiler:Zalasta, former advisor and supposed ally, reveals that he has been working for the Big Bad Cyrgon since before the start of the series itself. And he has been deceiving and betraying Sephrenia, TeamMom and beloved by all the characters, for that same length of time, all in the hopes of killing the goddess she worships -- also Sephrenia's younger sister via reincarnation - and possessing her out of lust.]] Boiling oil, hooks (nice long ones with sharp barbs on them) and their like are mentioned by several of the main characters. The quite civilised and cultured Sarabian is somewhat unnerved, asking them all if they have to be so graphic. He is told in no uncertain terms:


* Aral Vorkosigan does this rather cleverly for Miles in ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''. He convinces the council of counts to charge Miles with treason rather then raising a private army in ''The Warriors Apprentice'', knowing that the penalty for both is death but actual treason was in fact impossible to prove(he was guilty of raising a private army; that is he got out of a tight situation by manipulating his enemies into defecting to him).
** Aral does this less subtly in ''Barrayar'' by ordering his private SociopathicHero, Bothari to protect Miles against Aral's ''own father''. This caused an estrangement between them that lasted several years.

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