Well its Father’s Day weekend, and Go! Gaming Giant is in the mood to talk about a certain caliber of Fathers in video games. Instead of making a list of the best Fathers in video games, we’ll be checking out some of the worst Fathers in video game history.
Adam Shepherd (Silent Hill Homecoming)
Well this sums up Adam Shepherd in a reasonable manner: ex-military, stern and part of a very creepy cult. So what makes his a really bad Father? Well, his membership into the cult of Silent Hill means that he has to sacrifice one of his sons. So if that doesn’t make him a terrible Father in the first place, he also chooses to be a total jerk to his older son, Alex.
Bowser (Super Mario Series)
Bowser might be a jerk to Mario, but how can he constantly put his children in danger time after time? Seriously, for every good thing he does for his children; there’s yet another terrible thing that contradicts his generosity. Think about it, he gives his children castles (which is pretty cool), yet he fills them with lava, ghosts and other monstrous traps. Also, Bowser makes his children run interference between himself and Mario, which is a terrible fate because all Mario does is jump on people’s heads and eat mushrooms.
Cervantes (Soul Calibur)
For starters, Cervantes is the father of Ivy so that tells you exactly how good of a father he was. Yes, Cervantes messed up so badly as a father that he drove his daughter to fighting random people over a mystical sword. Also she dresses like a stripper. Try and tell me she isn’t the product of bad parenting, especially since Cervantes was not only a ruthless pirate when he was alive, but he also tried to find Could Edge and control its power.
Andrew Ryan (Bio Shock)
Not only was Andrew Ryan a megalomaniac, but he also happens to be one of the worst Fathers of all time in video gaming. For starters, he killed his former lover Jasmine Jolene and inadvertently made his son (the main character, Jack, of Bio Shock) a slave to Frank Fontaine. If Ryan had actually calmed down his wild political outbursts and instead tried to smooth out the class warfare in Rapture, he might have had the chance to raise a good son…instead of being killed by him with a golf club.
Happy Father’s day!