5E Best on screen depictions of the Monk class

Which on screen depiction of a monk best fits the D&D monk?

  • Yu Shu Lien (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)

    Votes: 21 32.8%
  • Ang (Last Airbender)

    Votes: 22 34.4%
  • Caine (Kung Fu TV series)

    Votes: 19 29.7%
  • Lee (Enter the Dragon)

    Votes: 13 20.3%
  • Wong Fei-Hung (Drunken Master)

    Votes: 8 12.5%
  • Yang (The Warrior's Way, kensai)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Friar Tuck (Robin Hood)

    Votes: 3 4.7%
  • The Monkey King (Forbidden Kingdom)

    Votes: 8 12.5%
  • Dr. Yang (Iron Monkey)

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Ip Man (Ip Man)

    Votes: 13 20.3%
  • Wang Chi (Big Trouble in Little China)

    Votes: 10 15.6%
  • Leroy Green (The Last Dragon)

    Votes: 3 4.7%
  • Sho "nuff (The Last Dragon)

    Votes: 2 3.1%
  • Cadfael (Cadfael)

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Nightcrawler (XMEN)

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist)

    Votes: 3 4.7%
  • Monk with no name (Bulletproof Monk)

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • Diana (D&D Cartoon)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Man with iron fists (Iron fist)

    Votes: 3 4.7%
  • Pai Mei (Kill Bill)

    Votes: 8 12.5%
  • TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, pick one)

    Votes: 7 10.9%
  • Morgan (Walking Dead)

    Votes: 2 3.1%
  • Zula (Conan the destroyer)

    Votes: 1 1.6%

  • Total voters
    64

Garthanos

Arcadian Knight
That's where we get the Fist of the North Star reference! Which is basically the modern reference to the Quivering Palm but also if it was in a Mad Max-esque post apocalyptic hellscape
Was not familiar but ... "what are you doing trying to tickle me to death", heh
 
For the list of paladins, I'd add:

Kaulder from The Last Witch Hunter

Robocop from, err, Robocop.

I think I'd take Ser Davos out and put Ser Berric Dondarrion in his place. Good call on Brienne, definitely.

Tomorrow's poll: Paladin. Here's what I have so far. Using 5e paladins, this means paladins of archfey and redemption can be included. Taking submissions:
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
For the list of paladins, I'd add:

Kaulder from The Last Witch Hunter

Robocop from, err, Robocop.

I think I'd take Ser Davos out and put Ser Berric Dondarrion in his place. Good call on Brienne, definitely.
I'll add Berric Dondarrion. Keeping Davos because he's the Onion Knight. His backstory wasn't on screen, but he's total paladin. Even with his behavior on screen with the girl; the compassion and dedication for what is right? Yeah, paladin.

Kaulder is actually on my warlock list.
 
I can get behind Davos - indeed, he is one of the few Game of Thrones characters with a strong moral compass. And he was religious - in the books, certainly, they make much more of his adherence to The Seven in the face of everyone else turning to R'hllor.

Avoiding spoilers, I had forgotten about that part of The Last Witch Hunter. Perhaps the only cinematic warlock/paladin multiclass?

I'll add Berric Dondarrion. Keeping Davos because he's the Onion Knight. His backstory wasn't on screen, but he's total paladin. Even with his behavior on screen with the girl; the compassion and dedication for what is right? Yeah, paladin.

Kaulder is actually on my warlock list.
 
I think you need to update this poll: Picard Episode 4 has given us as close to perfect monk exemplar as you can get.

Elnor (Star Trek: Picard)
 
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Minato

Villager
uh, hmm, you got a good point there. Goku should've been a shoo-in, but we already have the Monkey King on this list so ¯\(ツ)

for that matter, does Seiya (Saint Seiya) count as a paladin? I nominate him, he's all about justice and serves a deity (sort of) and obtains armor that gives him supernatural abilities after going through a trial (or trials—look I'm not into this series that much, but he still seems like a good candidate).
If not Goku then certainly Tenshinhan could be considered.
 

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