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Fictional Dads, Ranked from Best to Worst

There are many types of dad. Good dads, bad dads, dads who embarrass you in front of your friends and dads who go above and beyond by dragging your boyfriend through the sewers of Paris to save his life. With all these dads milling about, it stands to reason that some are better than others. So in honor of Father’s Day (otherwise known as the Day of the Dad), we’ll be ranking literary fathers from “best” to “YIKES.”