- "What the hell are you thinking? You don't belong out here!"
- ―Joseph Danvers to Carol Danvers
Danvers had two known children, Steve and Carol. While his kids were growing up, Danvers berated Carol for her participation in physical sports and activities which he deemed not suitable for her, based on her gender. These experiences resulted in a strained relationship with his daughter.
- In the comics, Joseph Danvers, Sr. is the abusive father of Carol Danvers as well as two other children named Steven and Joseph Danvers, Jr.