5E Best on screen adaptations of the D&D cleric

Best on screen adaption of the cleric

  • Friar Tuck (Robin Hood)

    Votes: 7 12.5%
  • Athelstan (Vikings)

    Votes: 3 5.4%
  • Bishop Heahmund (Vikings, war cleric)

    Votes: 5 8.9%
  • Cardinal Richelieu (Three Musketeers, Tim Curry version)

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • Dorian (Wrath of the Dragon God)

    Votes: 3 5.4%
  • Yoda (Star wars)

    Votes: 9 16.1%
  • Queen Taramis (Conan the Destroyer)

    Votes: 4 7.1%
  • Carl (Van Helsing 2004)

    Votes: 2 3.6%
  • Abraham Van Helsing (Bram Stoker's Dracula)

    Votes: 13 23.2%
  • Sister Agatha (Dracula 2020-

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • William of Bakerville (Name of the Rose)

    Votes: 4 7.1%
  • Milisandre (GoT)

    Votes: 31 55.4%
  • Thor (MCU)

    Votes: 6 10.7%

  • Total voters
    56

Sacrosanct

Legend
Similar to the barbarian and bard polls. This time, cleric. Which adaptations do you feel from the poll work best to exemplify the cleric. If a new player wanted to play a cleric, choose your top 2 choices of characters you'd refer them to. On screen only, no literary references.

Choose 2 options.
 
Have to go with Van Helsing, on the strength that he's the reputed inspiration.

Maybe point em at the white-lighters on Charmed - they are support types, vaguely spiritual, and glowy healers. (Just ignore the at-will teleportation)
 

Tonguez

Adventurer
Thor of MCU - uses a hammer, prays to his Odin, summons lightning

Priest from the vampire slaying movie
 
If you aren't allowed on screen depictions of people from real Earth religions, then I say that Melisandre or Thoros from Game of Thrones are some of the best depictions of a D&D cleric on a screen in the last 10 years.

Add int your favorite religious vampire hunter and you have 2 of your picks right there.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Added poll options, so if you want to change the votes. I still think Thor is just a fighter with a hammer of Thunderbolts (he doesn't actually worship anything), but I bow to the masses
 

ad_hoc

Hero
Added poll options, so if you want to change the votes. I still think Thor is just a fighter with a hammer of Thunderbolts (he doesn't actually worship anything), but I bow to the masses
Well, he stopped using the hammer half way through the series.

His primary concern is whether he is judged to be worthy. Sounds like a cleric to me.
 
In the MCU, Thor is an alien with tech that is basically magic. He was just a special version of that race that had storm powers but needed a magic weapon to get those powers to work well. But that weapon had a code restriction.

So Thor is either a Asgardian cleric of Thor or a Asgardian paladin of Mjolnir. Closer to the former to me.
 

Tonguez

Adventurer
In the MCU, Thor is an alien with tech that is basically magic. He was just a special version of that race that had storm powers but needed a magic weapon to get those powers to work well. But that weapon had a code restriction.

So Thor is either a Asgardian cleric of Thor or a Asgardian paladin of Mjolnir. Closer to the former to me.
After Odins death Thor and Heimdall both pray to the “Allfathers” so it appears that Asgardians practice ancestor worship (or more likely King worship). Thor is/was the future Allfather of the Asgardians but I’m not sure what his abdication to Valkyrie might mean.
 
After Odins death Thor and Heimdall both pray to the “Allfathers” so it appears that Asgardians practice ancestor worship (or more likely King worship). Thor is/was the future Allfather of the Asgardians but I’m not sure what his abdication to Valkyrie might mean.
It's most likely that Asgardians practice worship of all their kings. Odin reveres his father and grandfather and takes Thor's hammer away in their name. And one could say Mjolnir's code of worthiness was just Odin's way of making sure Thor acted like a proper king.

Kinda want a Kings Domain now.
 
Oooh, good call. In the Director's Cut, he even (maybe) does some healing/raise dead.

I like David Thewlis’s Templar from kingdom of God!
I remember being so excited that Mike McShane from Who's Line Is It Anyway? was in the movie. For an adventuring cleric, you could do a lot worse than this worldly and garrulous friar.

Friar Tuck, specifically from the Kevin Costner version of Robin Hood.
 

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