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10 Movie Father Figures Better Than The Real Dads
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10 Movie Father Figures Better Than The Real Dads | Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart)
Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart)

The kindly, paternal and crusading Professor X is much more than just a tutor to his younger mutant charges – he’s a definite father figure. He wants nothing more than to see them succeed, and while there’s the small matter of the X-team going up against Magneto’s lot or facing down angry humans - which means not everyone survives - at least you know the Prof has your back. Just don’t try to break his wheelchair so he can’t chase you if you’ve done something wrong – he’ll just reach into your noggin with his psychic powers and give your brain a squeeze. Oh, and now we’ve seen what he was like as a younger man in X-Men: First Class, we’d want to hear his stories of trying to charm the girls by talking up mutations. Even if it is a lesson in how not to chat them up...

Father’s Day Gift Recommendation: Head wax. Got to keep that bonce shiny.

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1 RE: 10 Movie Father Figures Better Than The Real Dads
L: steveg66 Glenn Ford's Jonathan Kent. A wise, gentle man. There wasn't enough of him in Superman. I still sniff when he dies. onathan Kent to all intents and purposes Clark's real dad. He doesn't meet Jor-El until he's an adult. More

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