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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Who is the best father in Middle-Earth (Film version)?
Poll: Who is the best father in Middle-Earth (Film version)?
Sam
Gloin
Bard
Thror
Thrain
Elrond
Theoden
Thranduil
Denethor
Azog
Other
View Results (36 votes)
 

Smaug the iron
Gondor


Jun 19 2016, 6:13pm

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Who is the best father in Middle-Earth (Film version)? Can't Post

 


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Jun 19 2016, 6:35pm

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The Gaffer [In reply to] Can't Post

Hamfast Gamgee is sensible, wise, supportive of his son and is just a plain, decent fellow.


Bracegirdle
Valinor


Jun 20 2016, 12:20am

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Gotta be Samwise [In reply to] Can't Post

You don't raise 13 children without having PATIENCE! Crazy


Gianna
Rohan


Jun 20 2016, 1:53am

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Sam [In reply to] Can't Post

Just thinking about him with Elanor makes me smile Smile


Annael
Immortal


Jun 20 2016, 3:14pm

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on the Sam wagon too [In reply to] Can't Post

You just know by how he took care of Frodo that he'd always make sure his kids were okay.


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Jun 20 2016, 5:48pm

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Aw! [In reply to] Can't Post

You Sam-supporters make me want to change my vote!


Starling
Half-elven


Jun 20 2016, 8:12pm

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Azog [In reply to] Can't Post

Firm but fair.


HOBBITFAN13
Lorien

Jun 20 2016, 8:41pm

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SAM GAMGEE! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sam is my favorite out of all characters in the movies. At the end of the ROTK after all this adventure, it ends with him being a lovely and heartwarming dad to his children.


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jun 20 2016, 10:02pm

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...and Denethor just thought his youngest son was a little cold? / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Kilidoescartwheels
Valinor


Jun 20 2016, 10:02pm

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Theoden [In reply to] Can't Post

My first inclination was Théoden - though I'm probably screwing up, 'cause he was really an Uncle to Eowyn. He was probably a great dad before Sauruman took over; he certainly grieved for his son after Gandalf brought him back.Unsure He might actually be my favorite King as well!


Omnigeek
Lorien


Jun 21 2016, 3:09am

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Since you specify film version [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm going with Bard since we actually get to see him with his kids in the film. I'm not sure who I'd vote for if this specified book version since we didn't get to see a lot of interaction between fathers and children in the books. While I love the character of Sam and I'm sure he was a superb father Cool, the evidence of that in either film or book is unfortunately pretty slim and I'm afraid I can't agree that the number of progeny is an indicator of the quality of the parent. Frown


Starling
Half-elven


Jun 21 2016, 5:37am

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Lol [In reply to] Can't Post

All this caring and sharing stuff is so over-rated these days.


dormouse
Half-elven


Jun 21 2016, 6:59am

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Thanks for this.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Made me laugh!


Annael
Immortal


Jun 21 2016, 3:49pm

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Denethor would shake his head at the idea of a "helicopter parent" // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Annael
Immortal


Jun 21 2016, 3:53pm

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but I think you can tell a lot from their character [In reply to] Can't Post

Like I said, Sam took such care of Frodo, you knew what kind of dad he'd be.

Merry and Faramir I think would turn out to be good fathers; Faramir would try very hard not to repeat his own father's style! Pippin would be a "fun" father. Aragorn and Eomer would be exacting but would teach their kids skills.

As for the Dwarves we really only know about Gloin, who raised a bit of a hothead but with his heart in the right place.


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jun 22 2016, 6:20am

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Aragorn [In reply to] Can't Post

As Strider, he's a bit brusque, but as he embraces his Aragorn-ness, he's gentler and more nurturing. I think he exhibits a wonderful balance of strength and sensitivity. He can kick backside, then carefully tend wounds. (And just think how handy his ability to heal would be! Laugh)

Plus, I think he would be an excellent father for his daughters; he has great respect for the women in his life.


(This post was edited by zarabia on Jun 22 2016, 6:23am)


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jun 22 2016, 8:11am

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May I just clarify [In reply to] Can't Post

When I said Aragorn could "kick backside then carefully tend wounds", I in no way meant to imply it would be his child's backside he'd be kicking. I just mean that Aragorn is tough but caring.

 
 

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