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** Sora himself shows shades of this whenever he is dealing with [[{{Disney/Pinocchio}} Pinocchio]], as he is always trying to keep the latter from trouble.

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** Sora himself shows shades of this whenever he is dealing with [[{{Disney/Pinocchio}} [[{{WesternAnimation/Pinocchio}} Pinocchio]], as he is always trying to keep the latter from trouble.


* ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'' - Dwayne.

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* ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'' - Dwayne. He's the owner of the company and commonly also the OnlySaneMan.


** Villainous example in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' with Thanos, the Black Order is made up of his “adopted” children from different planets and with the [[WhiteSheep exceptions]] of Gamora and Nebula they all worship the ground Thanos walks on and truly believe his lunacy. It’s taken in even further as one of his children Ebony Maw implies that Thanos thinks he’s the TeamDad '' for the whole universe '' which is given some credence later when Thanos calls such as Scarlet Witch (a complete stranger) “my child” and [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead brushes her head affectionately]].

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** Villainous example in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' with Thanos, the Black Order is made up of his “adopted” children from different planets and with the [[WhiteSheep exceptions]] of Gamora and Nebula they all worship the ground Thanos walks on and truly believe his lunacy. It’s taken in even further as one of his children Ebony Maw implies that Thanos thinks he’s the TeamDad '' for ''for the whole universe '' universe'' which is given some credence later when Thanos calls such as Scarlet Witch (a complete stranger) “my child” and [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead brushes her head affectionately]].


* Chris Hemsworth (Film/{{Thor}}) describes [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] as "the godfather of Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}" because of how closely he works with S.H.I.E.L.D. to get the team together, as seen in TheStinger of ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''. This would explain why Stark always clashes with TheLeader Captain America over how to "raise the kids," so to speak. Lampshaded in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' as Tony (along with TeamMom Black Widow) acts less like a concerned teammate, but more like a scolding parent whose kids are trouble with the law.

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Chris Hemsworth (Film/{{Thor}}) describes [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] as "the godfather of Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}" because of how closely he works with S.H.I.E.L.D. to get the team together, as seen in TheStinger of ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''. This would explain why Stark always clashes with TheLeader Captain America over how to "raise the kids," so to speak. Lampshaded in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' as Tony (along with TeamMom Black Widow) acts less like a concerned teammate, but more like a scolding parent whose kids are trouble with the law.


** Kozuki Oden was this to his TrueCompanions the Nine Scabbards and plenty of others in Wano country, even some of his most badass samurai friends gave Oden TheGlomp, much to his annoyance. Oden’s death protecting his family and friends still brings tears to his followers’s eyes.



* Chris Hemsworth (Film/{{Thor}}) describes [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] as "the godfather of Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}" because of how closely he works with S.H.I.E.L.D. to get the team together, as seen in TheStinger of ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''. This would explain why Stark always clashes with TheLeader Captain America over how to "raise the kids," so to speak. Lampshaded in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' as Tony (along with TeamMom Black Widow) act less like a concerned teammate, but more like a scolding parent whose kids are trouble with the law.

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* Chris Hemsworth (Film/{{Thor}}) describes [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] as "the godfather of Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}" because of how closely he works with S.H.I.E.L.D. to get the team together, as seen in TheStinger of ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''. This would explain why Stark always clashes with TheLeader Captain America over how to "raise the kids," so to speak. Lampshaded in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' as Tony (along with TeamMom Black Widow) act acts less like a concerned teammate, but more like a scolding parent whose kids are trouble with the law.


** ''Series/CSINewYork'' - Mac Taylor.

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** ''Series/CSINewYork'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' - Mac Taylor.


* Many ''PowerRangers'' teams had team dads:

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* Many ''PowerRangers'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' teams had team dads:


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* Most ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCrossTagBattle'' fan works have Ragna as this to Yu, Hyde and Ruby due to his status as the oldest and most experienced of them (He's on his 20s while they're all teenagers), it helps that his interactions with them in the game proper also show some shades of this mixed with CoolBigBro. Of course with him being [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Ra]][[HairTriggerTemper gna]], he's portrayed as a notably more grumpy and moody version of this trope.


* Chris Hemsworth (Film/{{Thor}}) describes [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] as "the godfather of Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}" because of how closely he works with S.H.I.E.L.D. to get the team together, as seen in TheStinger of ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''. This would explain why Stark always clashes with TheLeader Captain America over how to "raise the kids," so to speak.

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* Chris Hemsworth (Film/{{Thor}}) describes [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] as "the godfather of Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}" because of how closely he works with S.H.I.E.L.D. to get the team together, as seen in TheStinger of ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''. This would explain why Stark always clashes with TheLeader Captain America over how to "raise the kids," so to speak. Lampshaded in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' as Tony (along with TeamMom Black Widow) act less like a concerned teammate, but more like a scolding parent whose kids are trouble with the law.
** Nick Fury seems to invoke this to S.H.I.E.L.D and by extension the Avengers. Black Widow and Maria Hill in particular look up to him and greatly care for his safety. WordOfGod also reveals this is reason why Fury was made to be absent in Civil War since he’s presence would’ve given a bit of control to the hectic scenario.
** Yondu from ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' is a very passionate FatherToHisMen especially towards Peter Quill. He’s also quite the PapaWolf as seen in [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 sequel]] [[BerserkButton when]] Tazerface kills his loyal men [[spoiler:and when he [[AdultFear learns]] Peter is with his evil father Ego]].
*** Quill himself along with Drax (when they aren’t being silly) invoke this among the Guardians, particularly towards Baby/Teen Groot and Mantis.
** Villainous example in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' with Thanos, the Black Order is made up of his “adopted” children from different planets and with the [[WhiteSheep exceptions]] of Gamora and Nebula they all worship the ground Thanos walks on and truly believe his lunacy. It’s taken in even further as one of his children Ebony Maw implies that Thanos thinks he’s the TeamDad '' for the whole universe '' which is given some credence later when Thanos calls such as Scarlet Witch (a complete stranger) “my child” and [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead brushes her head affectionately]].

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** Zoro and Sanji though younger than Franky, have shades of this trope towards their more immature and childish crewmates. Both Zoro and Sanji give Chopper in particular guidance in “how to be manly“, and they also give him [[ShoulderTeammate shoulder rides sometimes]].
** Whitebeard as a FatherToHisMen was literal example for the Whitebeard Pirates, even when Squard [[HeelFaceTurn stabs him]] Whitebeard just hugs his “foolish son” and forgives him immediately causing Squard to cry.
** Smoker similar to Whitebeard was this for the G-5 Marines and Tashigi thus Smoker was [[PapaWolf extremely pissed]] when he learned TheMole Vergo had attacked and nearly killed all of them.
** Charlotte Katakuri invokes this towards his siblings, not only will he use his Devil Fruit powers to aid them in battle but will protect them ferociously. Luffy learned this ''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown the hard way]]''.


* ''VideoGames/{{Overwatch}}'' fan works frequently portray Soldier: 76 acting as a father figure towards some of the younger Overwatch members (with Mercy as TeamMom and Reihardt and Ana as Team Grandparents). Others go further and send him down the BumblingDad route, with dad jokes and socks-with-sandals fashion sense galore.

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* ''VideoGames/{{Overwatch}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' fan works frequently portray Soldier: 76 acting as a father figure towards some of the younger Overwatch members (with Mercy as TeamMom and Reihardt and Ana as Team Grandparents). Others go further and send him down the BumblingDad route, with dad jokes and socks-with-sandals fashion sense galore.


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* In ''Fanfic/XMenTheEarlyYEars'', Professor Xavier is the team's teacher and father figure who tries to keep his crazy students under control (and from killing each other).

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**The late Captain Flowers of Blue Team was shown to be this before the show began, either through flashbacks [[spoiler: or when resurrected by an alien later in the Blood Gulch Chronicles]]. It's shown that the blues cared for him too, as despite him being forgotten almost immediately after Tucker claimed his armor when he was found dead, Church [[spoiler: attempted to prevent his apparent death by heart attack when he's blown backwards through time midway through season three. This ironically ended up being what killed him as he was allergic to aspirin.]] Despite being well liked by Tucker and Church, he tended to be a bit creepy at times [[spoiler: though this could possibly be explained by the revelation in season ten that he was really Freelancer Agent Florida, assigned to Blood Gulch to protect the Alpha AI, who was now inhabiting a robot body believing himself to be a soldier named Leonard Church.]]


* 'Manga/{{Hellsing}}'''s Alexander Anderson has his moments with his people. Surprisingly, so does Alucard in the manga in a twisted way, towards his interaction with Seras, Bernadotte and mercenaries. He's also known to lecture the vampire punks before he kills them, and when he starts calling Seras by her name he actually pats her on the head almost like a dad praising his little girl.

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* 'Manga/{{Hellsing}}'''s ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'''s Alexander Anderson has his moments with his people. Surprisingly, so does Alucard in the manga in a twisted way, towards his interaction with Seras, Bernadotte and mercenaries. He's also known to lecture the vampire punks before he kills them, and when he starts calling Seras by her name he actually pats her on the head almost like a dad praising his little girl.


* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' tends to give us more than one example, and for some reason several of them double as the CrutchCharacter
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' (both games) - Marcus the Paladin, though in [=FE6=] he's more of a team ''grand''dad given his [[OldSoldier old age]].
** Oswin the Knight is a TeamDad towards Hector (who lampshades the trope by calling him "old man"), Serra (whom he can marry through supports) and Matthew. It's even more evident in Hector's route, in which Uther sends him after the runaway Hector with this trope in mind.
** Also, Seth the Silver Knight from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones''. Bonus for being a Paladin too.
*** As well as King Hayden, Moulder the Priest and Gerik the Mercenary.
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]'', the Greil Mercenaries had their leader, Greil, who was also the biological father of Ike and Mist. However, Mist only really became part of the team after [[spoiler: Greil's death.]]
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', formerly adorable kid Oifaye grows into this in the second part. Levin may fill in partially, though [[ParentsAsPeople he's not that much of a good dad]] to his own kids if he gets paired up (Not ''completely'' his fault, as it's implied [[spoiler: he suffers of a bad case of LaserGuidedAmnesia]]).
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' gives us Frederick, the most loyal retainer of the Ylissean court as well as the most experienced warrior in [[BadassCrew Chrom's Shepherds.]] Kinda lampshaded if he's paired with Sumia, as in his LoveConfession he explicitely says that he fell for her while fretting over her CuteClumsyGirl traits.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' tends to give us more than one example, and for some reason several of them double as the CrutchCharacter
CrutchCharacter.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' (both games) - In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', formerly adorable kid Oifey grows into this in the second part. Lewyn may fill in partially, though [[ParentsAsPeople he's not that much of a good dad]] to his own kids if he gets paired up (not ''completely'' his fault, as it's implied [[spoiler: he suffers of a bad case of LaserGuidedAmnesia]]).
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'' has
Marcus the Paladin, though in [=FE6=] he's who might be more of a team ''grand''dad given his [[OldSoldier old age]].
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'':
*** Marcus, twenty years younger than his previous appearance, takes this role once again for the Phereans.
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Oswin the Knight is a TeamDad towards Hector (who lampshades the trope by calling him "old man"), Serra (whom he can marry through supports) and Matthew. It's even more evident in Hector's route, in which Uther sends him after the runaway Hector with this trope in mind.
** Also, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'':
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Seth the Silver Knight from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones''.Knight. Bonus for being a Paladin too.
*** As well as *** King Hayden, Moulder the Priest and Gerik the Mercenary.
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance Path of Radiance]]'', the Greil Mercenaries had their leader, Greil, who was also the biological father of Ike and Mist. However, Mist only really became part of the team after [[spoiler: Greil's death.]]
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', formerly adorable kid Oifaye grows into this in the second part. Levin may fill in partially, though [[ParentsAsPeople he's not that much of a good dad]] to his own kids if he gets paired up (Not ''completely'' his fault, as it's implied [[spoiler: he suffers of a bad case of LaserGuidedAmnesia]]).
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' gives us
''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'':
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Frederick, the most loyal retainer of the Ylissean court as well as the most experienced warrior in [[BadassCrew Chrom's Shepherds.]] Kinda lampshaded if he's paired with Sumia, as in his LoveConfession he explicitely explicitly says that he fell for her while fretting over her CuteClumsyGirl traits.



** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has the {{warrior prince}}s Xander and Ryoma, team "fathers" for the armies of Nohr and Hoshido respectively. Xander helped raise all of the younger family members in the middle of a DecadentCourt and is much more of a stern disciplinarian than his TeamMom sister Camilla, though he still has a compassionate heart; in the meantime, Ryoma is incredibly caring for those under him while also being very serious and focused, and as a bonus two of his prospect {{love interest}}s fall under the TeamMom mantle [[spoiler: including Xander's aforementioned sister Camilla.]]

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':
*** The
{{warrior prince}}s Xander and Ryoma, Ryoma are the team "fathers" for the armies of Nohr and Hoshido respectively. Xander helped raise all of the younger family members in the middle of a DecadentCourt and is much more of a stern disciplinarian than his TeamMom sister Camilla, though he still has a compassionate heart; in the meantime, Ryoma is incredibly caring for those under him while also being very serious and focused, and as a bonus two of his prospect {{love interest}}s fall under the TeamMom mantle [[spoiler: including Xander's aforementioned sister Camilla.]]



* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' slides between this and TeamMom.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' gives us the Hierophant confident, Sojiro Sakura. The man who takes the P5 protagonist in during his year of probation, he starts out as a gruff and mildly cynical cafe owner/curry chef, but he's revealed to be a very cool and reliable man who ends up bonding with the protgonist as you go through his arc. It's heavily hinted that Sojiro was [[NotSoDifferent once very much like Joker as a young man]] and he ends up viewing [[LikeASonToMe him like the son he never had]], even if does get flustered at the thought of Joker calling him dad should the protagonist pursue a relationship with Futaba (though he admits he's not uncomfortable with the idea.) He also has everyone call him "Boss" and while it's not visible, it's clear all of the Thieves have deep respect for him in a paternal sense (very noticeable since all of the lack father figures in their life and their parents in general aren't much involved, barring Ryuji's mom and even then she never makes an appearance.) Heck, Sojiro is the adoptive father of Futaba, who's mother was a former co-worker and long had a soft-spot for (with Futaba implying that she liked him too, but did not pursue a relationship with him due to her work. However, given how Wakaba mentioned she'd spend more time with Futaba upon finishing her work, it's all but explicit that had she lived, she would've ended up with Sojiro)
** He's such a strong example of thus that the fanbase call him "Coffee Dad" alongside "Sojibro" and "Brojiro."

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* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' slides between this and TeamMom.
TeamMom. His biggest team dad moment happens on the road to the true ending when the team is debating whether to [[spoiler:throw Namatame into the TV in revenge for his crimes]]; the protagonist eventually loses his temper and orders them all to "calm the hell down" before they do something they can't take back.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' gives us the Hierophant confident, Sojiro Sakura. The man who takes the P5 protagonist in during his year of probation, he starts out as a gruff and mildly cynical cafe owner/curry chef, but he's revealed to be a very cool and reliable man who ends up bonding with the protgonist protagonist as you go through his arc. It's heavily hinted that Sojiro was [[NotSoDifferent once very much like Joker as a young man]] and he ends up viewing [[LikeASonToMe him like the son he never had]], even if does get flustered at the thought of Joker calling him dad should the protagonist pursue a relationship with Futaba (though he admits he's not uncomfortable with the idea.) He also has everyone call him "Boss" and while it's not visible, it's clear all of the Thieves have deep respect for him in a paternal sense (very noticeable since all of the lack father figures in their life and their parents in general aren't much involved, barring Ryuji's mom and even then she never makes an appearance.) Heck, Sojiro is the adoptive father of Futaba, who's whose mother was a former co-worker and long had a soft-spot for (with Futaba implying for.[[note]]Futaba implies that she liked him too, but did not pursue a relationship with him due to her work. However, given how Wakaba mentioned she'd spend more time with Futaba upon finishing her work, it's all but explicit that had she lived, she would've ended up with Sojiro)
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Sojiro.[[/note]] He's such a strong example of thus that the fanbase call calls him "Coffee Dad" alongside "Sojibro" and "Brojiro."

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