After babysitting my baby nephew this past weekend I remembered something important: babies are the greatest! Oh, I miss the days before my kids could talk back or pick their noses. So simple, feed them, wash them, leave them to rest, and the rest is adorable bonding time. Alright, alright, I am an absolute sucker for babies. Anyways, who doesn’t want to talk about the top fictional babies that melt our hearts. Let’s take a go at it…
The spawn of Uni-man, Uni-baby has the power of unicorn magic. The powerful baby has assisted Axe-cop in his war on villainy versus the mighty Psydrozon. Although, instead of using the babies magical wishing powers, Axe-cop threw the baby at the monster stabbing him in the eye with the babies horn. Unfortunately, Uni-baby no longer has his horn, but has gained the power of apples.
9. Baby Herman
This cigar smoking, gangster influenced, real world cartoon baby is the other side of the duo with Roger Rabbit. When this baby leaves the stage he talks with a deep voice, has a terrible attitude, and loves to hit on gorgeous women.
I have to include baby Simba, because every new father of our generation loves to hoist their babies in the air like they are Rafiki while singing Circle of Life. It’s a right of passage. Also, I have to give mention here to two other unforgettable, adorable, Disney animal babies, Dumbo and Bambi.
Some of the cutest babies you can find are of adult characters that we love, but in baby form. The X-Babies are just that. A product of demented villain Mojo, he would have destroyed the mistake clones if his TV ratings didn’t reach record highs. Since then the X-Babies have carried their own title and even faced off against a group of Avengers Babies.
6. Baby Sinclair
During the 90’s this baby was one of the most beloved in America. With his famous catch phrase ‘not the Mama’ he would smoke the top of his fathers head with a frying pan. Life was good. Life was simple.
This ragtag group of babies were a major hit for their high competence in a world that they struggled to interpret properly. Headed by the overly competent Tommy Pickles, this group consistently got them selves in situations bigger than they are.
4. Stewie Griffin
This baby prodigy is misunderstood by his stupid family, the dog being the only one who seems to listen to him. Although he can be easily amused by simple baby interests such as peek-a-boo, or Teletubbies, Stewie is highly intelligent and gifted in physics and mechanical engineering. Which he uses to try and destroy his daft parents, and his ultimate goal of world domination.
3. Muppet Babies
Oh, Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies, what an integral part of my childhood. The cartoon started airing, literally, the week I was born and was there for most my influential years. Growing a bond and love for Muppets that may never end. First appearing in a dream sequence in Muppets in Manhattan, the characters also spawned a comic book title and toy-line.
2. Maggie Simpson
This favorite baby has been on the air for 30 years in 2017. For not having much to say Maggie has been voiced by legends like, James Earl Jones, Elizabeth Taylor, and Jodie Foster. The little infant has saved her fathers life more than once, shot a man with a gun, played internet poker, and has figured out complex formulas with her blocks. Not bad for a baby who has never had a birthday.
1. Baby Groot
For what little has been seen of this baby so far, he has entered pop culture and our hearts in a big way. After seeing baby Groot jive to some Jackson 5 everyone is excited for more, and he should be one of the biggest parts of 2017, especially after staring in the recently released new trailer of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Thanks booknerds, and your rising little baby-geeks.