The Dad Collector: A List of the Greatest Fathers in Media

Falling in love with fictional characters is the hallmark of truly good writing. Well-written characters, who jump off the page fully formed, can feel as real to us as our friends and families. With some characters, we can feel connected to them for life if the impact they have on us is strong enough, and the love we might have for them dictates what kind of connection it will be — familial, platonic, even romantic.

As someone who’s consumed more than my fair share of media, I’ve built up my own collection of favoured characters…