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The Best Superhero Mentors  

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Listen and learn as we rank the greatest superhero mentors in comic history. Most of these mentors are known for helping guide other up-and-coming heroes in the comics, movies, or TV series. They accepted younger, less experienced heroes under their care and molded them into the next generation of superheroes.

These heroic mentors tried their best to guide their sidekicks, partners, and, in some cases, even adopted children to always do what was right. And while many mentees went on to do great things, others (like Warren Worthington) fell short. Even the best superheroes didn’t succeed at mentoring with a few instances of even abandoning their young trainees. That said, which of these sage mentors is your favorite?

Vote up the best superhero mentors to see which character tops the list. Is your favorite mentor missing? Add them to the list!

Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Superhero Mentors
Photo: DC Comics
1 10 VOTES

Appears In: Justice League Unlimited, Wonder Woman, Batman vs. Superman, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Justice League: Doom, + more

Powers & Abilities: Flight, Regeneration, Superhuman speed, Hand-to-hand combat, Superhuman strength, + more

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Superhero Mentors
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2 24 VOTES

Appears In: Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman, Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, + more

Powers & Abilities: Flight, Martial arts, Eidetic memory

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Professor X is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Superhero Mentors
Photo: Marvel Comics
3 28 VOTES

Appears In: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: First Class, Magneto, X2, + more

Powers & Abilities: Extrasensory perception, Psychokinesis, Telepathy, Eidetic memory, Empathy, + more

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Superhero Mentors
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4 23 VOTES

Appears In: Daredevil vs. Spider-Man, Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man 3, Spider-Man 2, + more

Powers & Abilities: Precognition, Healing factor, Superhuman speed, Hand-to-hand combat, Superhuman strength, + more

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