Who Is the Best Mentor Ever?

One of the immutable laws of the code of heroes is that they usually need a mentor to help shape and mold them. Either to train them in the ancient technique of punch-fighting, instill in them a strong moral code (with gems such as "be responsible" - like, how else could Spider-Man have figured that out?), and generally teach them how to be the hero they're destined to be.

Also, they're usually old. And short. But, mostly, they're wise. They're figures to look up to and trust.

And they'll usually die, because nothing motivates a hero like watching their teacher/father-figure die a vengeance-worthy death.

But now it's time to pick - who's the best mentor ever? Who taught their pupils the best? Who instilled the strongest values? Who....made the best waxing metaphor?

It's up to you. Follow your heart, trust in yourself, and vote for the best mentor ever.

The official voting period has ended. See the results below.

84.
Fast Eddie Felson

Fast Eddie Felson

The Color of Money

83.
Prince Elfangor-Sirinial-Shamtul

Prince Elfangor-Sirinial-Shamtul

Animorphs

82.
Carson

Carson

Downton Abbey

81.
Lester Bangs

Lester Bangs

Almost Famous

80.
Master Li

Master Li

Jade Empire

79.
Wade Garrett

Wade Garrett

Roadhouse

78.
President Jed Bartlet

President Jed Bartlet

The West Wing

77.
Pey'j

Pey'j

Beyond Good and Evil

76.
Nanny McPhee

Nanny McPhee

Nanny McPhee

75.
Chop Chop Master Onion

Chop Chop Master Onion

Parappa the Rapper

74.
Merrick

Merrick

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Movie)

73.
Henry Spencer

Henry Spencer

Psych

72.
Clay Morrow

Clay Morrow

Sons of Anarchy

71.
Gordon Gekko

Gordon Gekko

Wall Street

70.
Mazer Rackham

Mazer Rackham

Ender's Game

69.
Sinestro

Sinestro

Green Lantern

68.
The Giver

The Giver

The Giver

67.
Captain Bill Adama

Captain Bill Adama

Battlestar Galactica

66.
Col. Trautman

Col. Trautman

Rambo

65.
Peppy Hare

Peppy Hare

Star Fox

64.
Han

Han

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

63.
Victor "Sully" Sullivan

Victor "Sully" Sullivan

Uncharted

62.
Grandpa

Grandpa

3 Ninjas

61.
John Locke

John Locke

Lost

60.
Landon Ricketts

Landon Ricketts

Red Dead Redemption

59.
Mia Fey

Mia Fey

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

58.
Harry Morgan

Harry Morgan

Dexter

57.
Rufus

Rufus

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

56.
Auguste Gusteau

Auguste Gusteau

Ratatouille

55.
Rupert Giles

Rupert Giles

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

54.
Coach Bombay

Coach Bombay

The Mighty Ducks

53.
Whistler

Whistler

Blade

52.
Jack Donaghy

Jack Donaghy

30 Rock

51.
Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez

Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez

Highlander

50.
Captain David Anderson

Captain David Anderson

Mass Effect

49.
Don Diego de la Vega

Don Diego de la Vega

The Mask of Zorro

48.
Jonathan Kent

Jonathan Kent

Superman

47.
Bleeding Gums Murphy

Bleeding Gums Murphy

The Simpsons

46.
Mr. Feeny

Mr. Feeny

Boy Meets World

45.
Captain Christopher Pike

Captain Christopher Pike

Star Trek

44.
Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

43.
Raiden

Raiden

Mortal Kombat

42.
Hiruzen Sarutobi the Third Hokage

Hiruzen Sarutobi the Third Hokage

Naruto

41.
Chubbs

Chubbs

Happy Gilmore

40.
Judge Dredd

Judge Dredd

Dredd

39.
Sean Maguire

Sean Maguire

Good Will Hunting

38.
Patches O'Houlihan

Patches O'Houlihan

DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

37.
Dr. Abraham Erskine

Dr. Abraham Erskine

Captain America

36.
Leon

Leon

The Professional

35.
Pai Mei

Pai Mei

Kill Bill

34.
Jor-El

Jor-El

Superman

33.
Mickey Goldmill

Mickey Goldmill

Rocky

32.
Zordon

Zordon

Power Rangers

31.
Ser Jorah Mormont

Ser Jorah Mormont

Game of Thrones

30.
Lord Commander Jeor Mormont

Lord Commander Jeor Mormont

Game of Thrones

29.
Haymitch Abernathy

Haymitch Abernathy

The Hunger Games

28.
Jiraiya

Jiraiya

Naruto

27.
Darth Sidious

Darth Sidious

Star Wars

26.
Syrio Forel

Syrio Forel

Game of Thrones

25.
Deku Tree

Deku Tree

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

24.
God

God

The Bible

23.
Master Oogway

Master Oogway

Kung Fu Panda

22.
Kakashi Hatake

Kakashi Hatake

Naruto

21.
Uncle Ben

Uncle Ben

Spider-Man

20.
Master Shifu

Master Shifu

Kung Fu Panda

19.
Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding

Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding

The Shawshank Redemption

18.
Henri Ducard

Henri Ducard

Batman Begins

17.
Tyler Durden

Tyler Durden

Fight Club

16.
Agent K

Agent K

Men in Black

15.
V

V

V for Vendetta

14.
Doc Brown

Doc Brown

Back to the Future

13.
Morpheus

Morpheus

The Matrix

12.
Qui-Gon Jinn

Qui-Gon Jinn

Star Wars

11.
Rafiki

Rafiki

The Lion King

10.
Splinter

Splinter

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

9.
Mr. Miyagi

Mr. Miyagi

Karate Kid

8.
Master Roshi

Master Roshi

Dragon Ball Z

7.
Albus Dumbledore

Albus Dumbledore

Harry Potter

6.
Bruce Wayne

Bruce Wayne

Batman Beyond

5.
Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars

4.
Professor X

Professor X

X-Men

3.
Iroh

Iroh

Avatar: The Last Airbender

2.
Yoda

Yoda

Star Wars

1.
Gandalf

Gandalf

Lord of the Rings

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