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Our fathers are superheroes to all of us, and have been our inspiration for as long as we can remember. Here is a list of some popular Superheroes and their super-kids who almost made it as big as their daddies!




Daken, who was born Akihiro but decided to change his name to what meant "mongrel" instead, was born Wolverine's son and spent all his early years in the search for the latter. Daken's powers are almost exactly like his father, including the bone claws, the healing as well as the healing power, which makes a 70 year old Daken seem like a young wolf in his prime. Brainwashed into hating Wolverine by the villainous Romulus, Daken spends most of Origins trying to kill his father eventually settling into a passive hatred of him with the help of Charles Xavier who undoes some of the mental conditioning. Probably least eligible of all superheroes to make it into the list of superhero fathers, Wolverine is the perfect hero to start off this list.


Oliver Queen, known to the world as Arrow, had a son with his then girlfriend Sandra "Moonday" Hawke. This child, Connor Hawke, was conceived during Oliver's college years. When told about the existence of his son, Oliver didn't take it well and stormed off, agreeing to go undercover in an eco-terrorist group


called the Eden Corps for the government. The mission turned out to be fatal for Oliver, as his arm was connected to a bomb in a plane that was headed for Metropolis. Rather than endanger Metropolis, and refusing to allow his arm to be amputated, he sacrificed himself to let the bomb explode away from the city. With his father dead, Connor decided to take up the mantle of Green Arrow and continue his hero's work.



Pietro Lensherr, a.k.a. Quicksilver, is the son of mutant supremacist Magneto and twin brother of Wanda, the Scarlet Raven. Magneto abandoned their human mother when the twins were children, taking them with him as he founded the Brotherhood of Mutants with Charles Xavier, whom the children regarded as an uncle. Pietro loved his father, but nothing he did was ever good enough for Magneto; perhaps because Pietro was a constant reminder that Magneto had once loved a human. 

Pietro continued trying to win his father's respect, becoming his lieutenant and participating in the Brotherhood's anti-human terrorism. His father in turn deliberately belittled him. Magneto, unlike the others in this list, was never a good father, and this subsequently led to his death when Quicksilver played a key role with the X-Men to finish Magneto when he tried to trigger a nuclear blast.


Damian Wayne is the son of our beloved Batman and Talia al Ghul. This funnily makes him an heir to both the world's greatest crime-fighter, and its greatest super-villain Ra's Al Ghul. Damian's existence was initially unknown to Batman. Genetically perfected and grown in an artificial womb, Damian was intended to be a formidable warrior. Bruce and Talia had shared a brief romance, enabling Talia to take some of Bruce’s DNA and grow a son in a lab. Damian was raised in the League of Assassins before eventually being sent to his father’s care where he became the fifth Robin. Bruce and Alfred (Bruce’s own surrogate father) together spent years trying to undo the vicious conditioning Damian had undergone, eventually tempering his attitude.


Superman, the hero of all heroes, had a son too. A genomorph technically, he is a clone of Superman and Lex Luthor. Kon-El, or Conner Kent was destined to be Superboy and delivered no less.

Although he desires to be a good hero, Superboy has anger issues. Having spent his first 16 weeks of existence as a science project and mind-controlled puppet, Superboy is defiant and does not like being told what to do or being dismissed. He often behaves with an air of extreme confidence, due in large part to the fact that he is Superman's genetic clone, and was created in order to replace him. This makes him exceedingly overconfident in his abilities to the point that he ignores the help of others and impulsively throws himself into situations that he cannot handle on his own. Despite this confidence he worries about living up to his namesake, Superman.


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