Women Discuss What Fictional Male Characters They'd Let Raise Their Child

Jordan Claes
Mrs. Doubtfire sitting against a wall in 'Mrs. Doubtfire'.
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There's a nasty persistent myth floating around that women are better or more adept parents than men. That for some reason, men simply lack the natural parenting instincts bestowed upon women through the miracle of childbirth.

What-a-crock. As any child with a good father or any woman with a good husband will tell you — men hold their own. Now, thanks to a particularly fun subreddit, women are speaking out about which fictional male character they'd let raise their children.

George Banks from 'Father Of The Bride'

George Banks and Franck in 'Father Of The Bride'.
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Sure, George can be a little anal and even a bit possessive at times. But when push comes to shove, there's nothing that this adoring father wouldn't do for his children's happiness.

Remus Lupin from "Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban'.

Remus Lupin holding a copy of the Marauder's Map in 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban'.
Warner Bros. | Warner Bros.

Remus Lupin is patient, charming, and incredibly adept at understanding the ways in which a child's mind works. You'd just need to be certain to have a very good babysitter on call for those nights when the moon is full.

Uncle Phil in 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air'

Uncle Phil hugging Will in 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air'.
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Not only would Philip be able to provide for your child, but he'd make sure to instill in them a sense of purpose and integrity. He'd also be great at throwing your daughter's unwanted boyfriend out of the house.

Obi-Wan Kenobi from 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'

The face of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan in 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'.
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Have you seen the new limited Obi-Wan Kenobi mini-series on Disney +? Obi-Wan literally risks it all to save the life of a 10-year-old princess whom he doesn't even know. Imagine how protective he'd be with his own kids!

Jake Peralta in 'Brooklyn 99'

Jake Peralta screaming in 'Brooklyn 99'.
Fox | Fox

First and foremost, who wouldn't want their child to grow up with a police officer for a parent? On top of that, Jake could teach your kids how to pull off high-stakes Halloween heists!

Michael Scott from 'The Office'

Michael Scott holding his "World's Best Boss" mug in 'The Office'.

"The amount of unconditional love you would get from him would be so amazing," explained Redditor 2amazing_101. "And you just know he'd be at every concert/play/game/meeting/ceremony for you."

Yeah, whether you wanted him there or not!

Geralt of Rivia from 'The Witcher'

Geralt of Rivia in 'The Witcher'.
Netflix | Netflix

OK, so Geralt isn't the most perfect role model, but he would definitely teach your children the art of self-defense. They might wind up running off to perform blood magic or fight an occasional monster now and again, but they'd almost certainly return in one piece.

Ben Wyatt from 'Parks And Recreation'

Chris and Ben at a party in 'Parks And Recreation'.
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Don't underestimate Ben. After all, he was elected mayor of his hometown at only 18 years of age. His tenure was a complete and utter failure, but at least he put himself out there and was willing to try.

Alfred Pennyworth from 'Batman'

I'm going to have to disagree with this one. I understand that Alfred agreeing to raise Bruce was a selfless act of fatherly love, but he also allowed the revenge-fueled fantasies of a 10-year-old boy to get wildly out of hand.

Bilbo Baggins from 'The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring"

Bilbo smoking his pipe in 'The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

"He has the right balance of practicality and adventure. And did a pretty kick ass[sic] job raising his adopted nephew. Also has great connections." - Reddit u/ilikeplants24

Phil Dunphy from 'Modern Family'

Phil Dunphy sitting on his couch smiling in 'Modern Family'

With three children of his own already, Phil is clearly capable to handle the stressors and pitfalls that come with fatherhood. He'd also be the kind of dad who'd instantly become best friends with his kids.

Kristoff from 'Frozen'

Kristoff from 'Frozen' covered in ice and snow.

"The nice guy from the Frozen movies, the one who got with the little sister. Seems lovable and energetic with no toxic traits. Just like my partner now," wrote Reddit user Kore624.

Gomez Addams from 'The Addams Family'

Gomez Addams holding his baby in 'The Addams Family Values'.
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Not only is Gomez already well-versed when it comes to raising kids, he understands the importance of self-discovery in young children. Even if that discovery leans toward the homicidal, Gomez would always be there to support.

Danny, Jesse, and Joey from 'Full House'

Uncle Jesse, Danny, and JOey singing to MIchelle Tanner in bed

"Danny, Jessie, and Joey practically raised me lol[sic] I didn't have the most loving home but Full House showed me what love looks like and I hope to integrate their parenting techniques with kids I hope to have someday!" - Reddit u/noodleth_cassette

Euphegenia Doubtfire from 'Mrs. Doubtfire'

Mrs. Doubtfire sitting against the wall in 'Mrs. Doubtfire'.
20th Century Fox | 20th Century Fox

I know this one is a bit of a cheat, but it was Daniel Hillard underneath the wig and makeup all along. Ironically, he had to turn into a woman in order to learn how to become a better father — I feel like that's a metaphor for something...

h/t: Reddit