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King Triton, The Little Mermaid

We aren't going to lie: King Triton was a little intimidating when he busted out that trident and starting waving it around — rest in peace, Prince Eric statue — but he always had the best intentions. When it came down to it, he just wanted Ariel to be happy. Any dad who would take his daughter's place as a sad sea polyp and then magically throw some legs on her so that she could be with the love of her life deserves a gold medal in the dad department.

Best line: "Fathers have to learn that daughters have to grow, and if you truly love them, you must let them go."

Image Source: Disney