Ash has to have a father, right? So who could it be? I've seen some very unusual, sometimes disturbing responses to this question, so in this section I'm going to list every rumored father of Ash Ketchum and tell which possible father makes the most sense.
Oooo, how Star Wars-y! Imagine the irony: Ash finds
out that the head of the evil organization he's been fighting all through
his Pokémon journeys is actually his daddy!
The proof: In Pokémon Live, Delia admitted her dark past. She used to go out with Giovanni back when he was starting a gang that would later become Team Rocket. Soon afterwards, she left him, married the mythical Mr. Ketchum and became the innocent little homemaker that she is today. But if Delia and Giovanni were a couple, couldn't that
argument: Sorry, too many plot holes in that story. First
of all, Giovanni didn't start Team Rocket. His mother, known as Madame
Boss, was the leader before he was. Secondly, Pokémon Live
is purely American, so it has no meaning in terms of the Japanese cartoon.
The cartoon Delia seems to have no knowledge of Giovanni. Also, there
isn't enough of a resemblance between Giovanni and Ash. The only
one seems to be that they both have black hair. The facial structure
and voice are too different for Giovanni to be the father.
Samuel Oak has been living so close to the Ketchum residence all these
years, and a Mr. Ketchum has never been spotted in the series. Could
it be that Professor Oak is the father?
The proof: LOOK AT HIM. Now imagine him several years younger. His hair color would be either black or a very dark brown, as you can see in the eyebrows. They have almost the same hairstyle. Oak seems to be close to Ash's mom... a little too close... and they both have tree names. Professor Oak also seems to favor Ash over his own grandson, Gary! Could it be because (dun dun DUN!) Samuel Oak is the father of Ash Ketchum?! Why, yes it could! Anyone who doubts it can look at
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