Darth Vader and other influencing dads from comic book movies on the eve of Father's Day 2016
Darth Vader and other influencing dads from comic book movies on the eve of Father's Day 2016Facebook / Darth Vader and Son

Father's Day is almost here and like every year, the day will be celebrated to recognise the role and contribution of fathers and fatherly figures across the world.

This year, Father's Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 19, and the whole country will be rejoicing the efforts and hardships the dads go through to ensure that their kids get a better life and be strong enough to face the oddities of the world.

Similarly, the superdads from our favourite comic books have always played an important role in shaping up our favourite superheroes and at the same time, making sure that we draw inspiration from them in real life.

Here are five superdads from the comic book movies that have been setting new benchmarks for the younger generation for a long time and inspiring us to do well in our lives:

Darth Vader

Though Darth Vader has mostly depicted as one of the most powerful agents of the Dark Side, he was an inspirational character indeed. In his last moments, instead of being seduced to the command of the Dark Side, he chose to sacrifice himself to save his son Luke Skywalker.

Vader's story in the Star Wars franchise beautifully conveys the message that even if you have been making mistakes for long, you can always turn around and take the right path.


Biological father of Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman, though Jor-El was not present when his son was growing up, he definitely had a significant influence on him and always guided the alien who was to become Man of Steel in the right direction.

Jor-El has always been one of the most inspirational fathers who teaches that at times, our dads are looking after us and making sure that we are well even when they are not with us.


Father of God of Thunder, Thor and king of Asgard, Odin always helped encouraged his son to tackle the hurdles valiantly and go through the challenges with patience and determination. Undoubtedly, he is one of the best dads in the superhero universe.

James Gordon

James "Jim" Gordon is the father of Batgirl aka Barbara Gordon and also a key figure in Batman's stories. Though he is not father of the iconic superhero Batman/Bruce Wayne, he has assisted and guided him and his own daughter alike.

When Barbara became handicapped, he still stood by her side when she took the identity of Oracle and helped Batman as much as she could while being restricted to a wheelchair.

Ben Parker

Ben Parker, popularly known as Uncle Ben among Spider-Man fans, is also a prominent fatherly figure in the comic book history. Though he died at the early stage of Peter Parker's life as the web-slinger, he played an influential role in rest of the Peter's life. Spider-Man always followed what Uncle Ben taught him and never forgot his mantra: "With great power, comes great responsibility."