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The Best Superhero Mentors

Updated April 24, 2019 1.5k votes 158 voters 1.7k 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Superhero Mentors
    Photo: DC Comics
    • Appears In: Young Justice, The Batman, Batman & Robin, Batman, DC Universe
    • Powers & Abilities: Martial arts
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  • Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Superhero Mentors
    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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    15
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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
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    28
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  • Batman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Superhero Mentors
    Photo: DC Comics
    • Appears In: Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman, Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited
    • Powers & Abilities: Flight, Martial arts, Eidetic memory
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    35
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