5E Best on screen depiction of the Paladin Class

Who are your favorite paladins on screen?

  • Sir Landry (Knightfall)

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Percival (Excalibur)

    Votes: 18 23.4%
  • Lancelot (Excalibur)

    Votes: 23 29.9%
  • Saladin (Kingdom of Heaven)

    Votes: 6 7.8%
  • Van Helsing (Van Helsing)

    Votes: 4 5.2%
  • Solomon Kane (Solomon Kane)

    Votes: 4 5.2%
  • Brienne of Tarth (Got)

    Votes: 19 24.7%
  • Ser Davos the Onion Knight (GoT)

    Votes: 4 5.2%
  • Ser Berric Dondarrion (GoT)

    Votes: 7 9.1%
  • Kain (The Warrior and the Sorceress)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Wilfred of Ivanhoe (Ivanhoe)

    Votes: 7 9.1%
  • Balian (Kingdom of Heaven)

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • Peter (Chronicles of Narnia)

    Votes: 8 10.4%
  • Li Mu Bai (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Captain America (MCU)

    Votes: 35 45.5%
  • Superman (DCU)

    Votes: 10 13.0%
  • The Lone Ranger (The Lone Ranger TV series)

    Votes: 5 6.5%
  • Paladin (Have Gun, will Travel)

    Votes: 4 5.2%
  • The Operative (Serenity)

    Votes: 4 5.2%
  • Goliath (Gargoyles)

    Votes: 3 3.9%
  • Optimus Prime (Transformers)

    Votes: 16 20.8%
  • Arthur (King Arthur 2004)

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Anduin Lothar (Warcraft)

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • Galavant (Galavant)

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • Ahmed Ibn Fadlan (13th warrior)

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • Thomas Marshal (Ironclad)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Inigo Montoya (Princess Bride)

    Votes: 9 11.7%

  • Total voters


Victoria Rules
For Paladin: Brienne of Tarth is the best I've seen lately. Superman, for a modern setting, is also very Paladinic. And of course Lancelot, the original.

For Rangers: absolutely shocked not to see Robin Hood (or any of the Merry Men) on that list. Also could easily include Tauriel (sp?) from The Hobbit movies; and Legolas of course; these two Elves aren't Rangers in the LotR universe but in a game sense they look more than close enough for me.


For Rangers: absolutely shocked not to see Robin Hood (or any of the Merry Men) on that list.
I knew I was missing the completely obvious lol. This is why I make submissions public before posting the poll lol. I know my own faults ;)

I am still trying to figure out which of these lists Vin Diesel's main character from The Last Witchhunter would fit.
As mentioned upthread, I put him as a warlock. seemed the best fit. And there are fewer warlocks, so if I can beef up the options there, win win.
Optimus and Lancelot for me.

For rangers...
Rangers are magical dangnabbit

Tommy Oliver (MMPR)

Aquaman (Whatever movie Aquaman was in)

Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters)


So - it hasn't been animated yet, it's just a manga but...

Senshi from Delicious in Dungeon is totally a Ranger.

Gladius Legis

The next poll is rangers. I'm probably gonna need some help here with examples, particularly from anime. Here is what I have so far:

Atreyu (Never Ending Story)

Aragorn (Lotr)

Cyclopes (Krull)

Dar (Beastmaster)

Eric the Huntsman (Snow White and the Huntsman)

Hank (D&D cartoon)

Deedlit (Lodoss War)

Mani (Brotherhood of the Wolf)

Natty Bumppo (Last of the Mohicans)

Daniel Boone (Daniel Boone, trailblazer)

Johnathon Knox (Shoot to Kill)

Edit The last two, I feel I need to add for completionist, but I don't feel comfortable doing so. I'd rather have examples where native americans weren't whitewashed or treated badly in the films of the characters. I mean, Chingachgook was also a ranger, but his role was much smaller than Daniel Day Lewis's, and Magua was more of a fighter/assassin than a ranger. So I'm totally open for positive native American representations. Please help me out here.
Faramir from LOTR probably qualifies as a Ranger, as well.

Gladius Legis

Oh crap, looks like we all forgot about Jon Snow for Ranger, too. Or any members of the Night's Watch in Game of Thrones/ASOIAF (Benjen Stark, Dolorous Edd, Jeor Mormont, etc.).


No Jedi, any reasons?
Most people consider Jedi to be closer to monks than paladins. Also, for most of D&D's history, paladin == LG, and I consider Jedi to be more LN as a whole. Yeah, they're supposed to be the good guys, but a lot of the time they don't act all that good ("I'm not here to free slaves").


This is going to maybe sound odd... but apart from the modern day setting, Dexter Morgan is an absolute morality lawful good paladin he helps gather evidence for crimes that don't need his skills, watches for truly despicable types, spends time and effort making sure his assessment is accurate because detect evil alone is not enough to separate a card shark from a wife beating murderer, and like a good little murderhobo pLly eliminates the evil.
For paladins, well the Dresden Files TV show didn't follow the books well but it was a tv show....
and Donald Morgan was a wizard/paladin by the books magic cop of magic cop paladins of the laaaaaw.

Fully waited for Cop Paladin subclass and Rogue Cop Paladin subclass.