5E Best on screen adaptations of D&D druids

Best on screen adaptation of druids

  • Radagast (hobbit)

    Votes: 22 55.0%
  • Merlin (King Arthur 2004)

    Votes: 9 22.5%
  • Saoirse (song of the sea)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Aisling (secret of Kells)

    Votes: 2 5.0%
  • Pocahontes (Disney)

    Votes: 4 10.0%
  • Veran (britannia)

    Votes: 1 2.5%
  • Annora of the Alders (Bastard executioner)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Bran (GoT)

    Votes: 9 22.5%
  • Triss (Witcher)

    Votes: 2 5.0%
  • Allanon (shannara chronicles)

    Votes: 5 12.5%

  • Total voters
    40

Sacrosanct

Legend
Like the other polls, if a new player asked you to show them an on screen (no literary or video game reference) version of a character that best represents the Druid class, which TWO options would you choose?

I know I’m missing someone obvious, I’m sure 🤔

* I know I’ve used video game in the past, but I don’t really consider that as on screen.
 

Coroc

Adventurer
Uh that's a tough one. Cannot decide between Radagast, Merlin, and Bran.

Pocahontas ...... ahm, na i would write something funny now but i better leave it out it would not be .... ok
I think Merlin wins with very little distance to Radagast..
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
I know he won’t win, but I’d highly recommend Britannia just for McKenzie Crook’s version of Veran. Old school Druid right there. And so weird to see a meek guy like Crook (from the Office, detectorists, and pirates of the Caribbean) play such a scary character.
 
Merlin was always more Druid than wizard.

I'm delighted to see Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, which are beautiful and obscure. But, the characters in question are a spirit and a selkie.

Obviously, Varan is a depiction of an historical (as possible, considering) druid, and Anora and Bran both have the right sorts of powers for a legendary Druid - prescience being the big one. But D&D druids go a lot further in the sheer range of spells they possess & the idiosyncrasies of D&D casting - those're really stumbling blocks for almost any D&D caster class relative to genre, though.

Possibly obvious... Allanon and/or Dagda Mor from the Shannara Chronicles.
DINOs. ;P
 

Lanefan

Victoria Rules
I can't think of any. Radagast kinda sorta waves at it from a distance, maybe; as does Bran from a different direction and even further away, but neither are anywhere near close enough to warrant a vote. :)
 
Getafix (Asterix) is clearly the best druid, check out the beard. NB there have been a number of movie and TV adaptations of Asterix, so it does count.

NB Panoramix in French.

Merlin (The Sword in the Stone 1963) is a good example of a wildshape druid. And also has an epic beard.

It's quite common for Merlin to be identified as a druid rather than a wizard.
 
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Undrave

Hero
Getafix (Asterix) is clearly the best druid, check out the beard. NB there have been a number of movie and TV adaptations of Asterix, so it does count.

NB Panoramix in French.

Merlin (The Sword in the Stone 1963) is a good example of a wildshape druid. And also has an epic beard.

It's quite common for Merlin to be identified as a druid rather than a wizard.
Merlin in Kaamelott is also a Druid, as he often bring up himself :p
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
I agree Merlin is more often a Druid than wizard, at least in how D&D describes them. So I picked the version that seemed most D&D Druidic. And that was from the 2004 King Arthur movie, IMO.
 

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