Justin Trudeau Is a Geek

This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics

Justin Trudeau is a geek, and we have the pictures to prove it.

If you’ve been following the media frenzy around Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week, you may be aware of the following facts:

  • He’s an avowed feminist.
  • He loves pandas.
  • 60 Minutes thinks his mom is Kim Catrall.
  • He’s having a state dinner at the White House this week and a lot of people think he and Obama should probably kiss. Oh, is that just in my fanfic? Oh. Ok.

What you might not know is that he’s also a giant geek. That’s right: Justin Trudeau is One Of Us. And I have proof! And pictures! (Mostly this post is about the pictures.)

Justin Trudeau knows the Vulcan hand sign.

justin trudeau vulcan

Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, dressed up as Han and Leia for Halloween (and baby Hadrian was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle).

Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, dressed as Han Solo from The Empire Strikes Back, walks with his children Hadrien (second from right), Ella-Grace and Xavier, as his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, dressed as Princess Leia, jokes with onlookers as the family prepares to go trick-or-treating on Halloween in Ottawa on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Justin Trudeau gets why Back to the Future is an important piece of cultural heritage (hey, Michael J. Fox is Canadian, after all).

justin trudeau back to the future

Justin Trudeau can throw down and enjoy himself at a con with the best of them.

justin trudeau comiccon

In fact, he’s even been a Guest of Honour at one!

justin trudeau comicon guest of honour

Justin Trudeau once bought his 2-year-old son the Millennium Falcon lego set so he could build it himself and admits he “geeks out way too easily” (watch the whole video to see him recite French poetry, too).

When Justin Trudeau was 11, he asserted that Return of the Jedi was the better than Empire Strikes Back.

(He would go on to correct his mistake.)

Justin Trudeau can always find the droid you’re looking for.

Prime Minister Trudeau attends a pre-screening of the latest Star Wars movie alongside patients from CHEO. December 15, 2015. /// Le premier ministre Trudeau assiste à l'avant-première du plus récent film de la saga La guerre des étoiles en compagnie de patients du CHEO. 15 décembre 2015.

(Actually, that photo was taken at an exclusive pre-screening of SW: TFA. His guests of honour? A group of patients from the local children’s hospital.)

trudeau and cheo patients at star wars

In fact, like all geeks, Justin Trudeau had some awkward times in his teenage years.

justin trudeau awkward nerd

But he seems to have figured it out.

justin-trudeau-and-sophie-gregoire-trudeau-in-vogue

So enjoy our Prime Minister while he’s visiting, Amercian Geeks. But make sure you send him back safe and sound.

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