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The Best Superhero Mentors

Updated January 19, 2021 1.7k votes 172 voters 1.9k views20 items

List RulesVote up your favorite heroic mentors.

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!

  • Dick Grayson
    Photo: DC Comics
    • Appears In: Young Justice, The Batman, Batman & Robin, Batman, DC Universe
    • Powers & Abilities: Martial arts
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    • Appears In: Daredevil vs. Spider-Man, Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man 3, Spider-Man 2
    • Powers & Abilities: Precognition, Healing factor, Superhuman speed, Hand-to-hand combat, Superhuman strength
    99
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  • Wonder Woman
    Photo: DC Comics
    • Appears In: Justice League Unlimited, Wonder Woman, Batman vs. Superman, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Justice League: Doom
    • Powers & Abilities: Flight, Regeneration, Superhuman speed, Hand-to-hand combat, Superhuman strength
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  • Doctor Strange
    Photo: Marvel Comics
    • Appears In: Dr. Strange, Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme, Marvel Universe
    • Powers & Abilities: Flight, Magic in Harry Potter, Martial arts, Telepathy
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