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Cpt. Jonathan "John" Logan is Ted Logan's late father and the late captain of the San Dimas Police department. He doesn't approve of Ted's choice of being a rocker. He is only the antagonist and antihero of the franchise.

Excellent Adventure[]

In his first appearance, after learning of Ted's failing history grade, he told Ted that if he fails high school history class (flunking out of school in the process), he will ship him to a military academy in Alaska, later revealing that he has already spoken to the head, Col. Oates, and Ted will be shipping out the following day. He later appeared again when he and a few officers arrest the historic figures for causing chaos at the mall. Ted attempted to talk to him, but it fell on deaf ears with him ordering Ted to pack his bags for military school. Later he encounters Ted when he and Bill freed all the figures from their cells (With Ted saying trash can over and over again as he would use the time booth to travel back in time and planted certain stuff to help with their plan) He is later seen with Bill's father rushing to the school to investigate their actions, and the two fathers arguing about their different parenting styles. They see the two giving their report, and are admittedly impressed. As Ted does pass history, his father rescinds his enrollment.

Bogus Journey[]

He appears again, three years after the events of the first film, where it his revealed that he married Missy, who was Bill's step-mom and now Ted's step mom, and revealed that he gave Ted the money to pay for the rent of the apartment and was told that when the group wins the battle of the bands, he'll get back the money he loan. If they don't, they suggest selling some blood, but he suggests selling the instruments to cover the cost. He also introduces the group to Colonel Oats, head of the Alaskan military school, reminding Ted that military school isn't out of the question. He later appears again when he, and a fellow officer are possessed by the spirit of Bill and Ted. He appears at the end of the film arresting De Amolos, to Ted's applause, and judging how Bill and Ted won the battle of the bands, he got his money back.

Face the Music[]

In Face the Music, Captain Logan is sent to Hell by a killer robot after chasing Bill and Ted with his gun drawn because their future selves apparently "Broke into Dave Grohl's house." When Bill and Ted arrive to Hell to help him and their friends and daughters, he confides in his son that he's nothing but remorseful of his constant shunning of his son's behavior, because everything Ted has ever said to him has ultimately turned out to be true, reasoning that if Ted came to Hell to save him and his granddaughters, then it can only be true that he really has also been to heaven and traveled through time for that history report, which is why it's imperative that the pair finish writing their song and save reality. He states that he would do anything to make it up to Ted in any way he has to, then he tells Bill to shut up again after Bill says something nice. He definitely still hates Bill despite everything on the line.

Animated Series[]

In the Animated Series, he shares a different first name from his live action counterpart. Jonathan Logan became Chet Logan, and instead of a captain, he is a detective, but like his counterpart, he is still very strict about Ted's behavior in school, such as his poor grades and considering sending him to military school in Alaska to give him a lesson in self-discipline. In "The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Phone Booth" it was revealed that Chet wanted to be a singer but was kicked out of the band after being late as often as he was as well as missing instruments. He eventually studied to become a detective instead, and after Bill and Ted alter the timeline that make it so Chet wouldn't meet his wife, get married and have Ted, he was introduced to Sherlock Holmes (Thanks to the time booth), who helped him find the missing instruments, as it was revealed to be Chet's old band who stole them in order to win the battle of the bands, at which point he decided to become a detective instead.

Trivia[]

In "Excellent Adventure" Captain Logan was strict about Ted's grades and threatened him with Military School, but in "Bogus Journey" he lightened up a bit, yet still reminded Ted (and the others) that Military School wasn't out of the question, if they lost the battle of the band contest and don't pay back the money they owe him. By Face the Music, he learns through experience that everything Ted said to him since the 80's was all true, which means he really was the bad father the films implied he was the whole time, showing only sorrow and remorse for his actions over the last 30 years. He spends a good portion of his screen time trying to rectify that mistake in an effort to patch things up with his son before it's really too late. He even rides shotgun with Death to prove he's finally part of the team. He's the only character in the movie to mention in a natural fashion that the reality thing wasn't part of this before, which implies he really was listening to Ted's ramblings despite his reactions to them, and may have deep down believed Ted the whole time, making the underplayed apology conversation in Hell not only a realistic one, but more touching than it first appears.

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