On 76's new I'm not your father line, I just had a thought that he really means it cause Jack was never a parental figure, he was a soldier, a boyscout, the golden boy. He wasn't every that role but you know who was? Gabriel
YES anon, yes
while I love the whole “dad 76” thing, I feel like Jack is more the begrudging father figure who doesnt think anyone should be looking up to him. he’s made mistakes, he’s just a soldier, he’s a natural leader but he feels uncomfortable that people look to him as a parental figure
and then you have Gabriel, the one who pretends he doesn’t give a shit but that’s only because he really cares the most. he’s the one who stitches Jesse’s hat back together after it rips during a a Blackwatch operation. he’s the one who carries Sombra back to base after she’s injured during a mission. he’s the one that was the best man at Gerard’s wedding, the one who talked Amelie down from her wedding jitters.
he cares the most, and that’s why Ana and Jack are tracking him down even as Reaper. they don’t want to eliminate him. they want to help him, because after everything he’s done for them throughout the years, it’s time that they need to be there for him