The greatest hero introductions of all time in movies, ranked | Jobi Cool

Some of the greatest movie characters of all time make the biggest entrances. Whether it’s some heinous evil deed, something incredibly heroic, or something in between, we as viewers will never forget the first time we saw those characters on screen. While many villainous characters have memorable introductions, many heroes do as well. Let’s discuss some of the best introductions of heroes in movies.


6/6 Jack Sparrow – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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Of course, Captain Jack Sparrow’s loyalties are… well… they change with each scene. However, the later movies allude to the whole reason Jack was called a pirate in the first place, because he let a ship full of slaves go free, saying, “Men ain’t cargo mate.” Our first introduction to the manic pirate sees him sailing into Port Royal while standing atop his ship as Klaus Badelt’s bombastic score plays. Of course, Jack is not sailing on a mighty ship. He’s on a tiny little boat… and it’s about to sink. Jack valiantly tries to scoop up the water with a bucket, but to no avail. Another shot of Jack sees him back at the top, which is now level with Doc. All this is done silently. Jack’s first line comes when he bribes a harbor master with three shillings not to record his name in the visitor’s log, then steals a bag containing duties from all the other ships. It’s iconic, it’s hilarious; That’s everything we need to know about Captain Jack Sparrow.

5/6 Simba – The Lion King

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Walt Disney Pictures

Simba’s introduction is the first scene of the movie, the iconic “Circle of Life” song. When the sun rises, we hear that famous opening hymn in Swahili. For those wondering what is being said, the first part is a very simple statement: “Here comes a lion, father. Oh, it’s a lion.” Yet it feels like the biggest, most epic statement. Magnificent and epic are also perfect descriptors for the visuals, as we see every animal in the African savanna, from elephants to ants, gather at Pride Rock to watch the current Lion King Mufasa’s newborn lion cub Simba perform. The mandrill Rafiki then takes the child outside to look at each of the animals, rays of sunlight break through the clouds and land on Simba as all the animals cheer and bow. It’s big, it’s beautiful, for everything is essentially the equivalent of baptism into the animal kingdom.

4/6 Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark

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South America, 1936. An American man and his native guides travel through the forest inhabited by the Hovitos people. The natives are frightened by things like stone statues and fresh poison darts, but the party moves on. So far we haven’t seen the face of the American leading them. We could tell he was wearing a gray jacket and fedora and was examining something written on a piece of paper. A guide decides to pull a gun on the American, who immediately pulls the gun out of his hand. As the American steps out of the shadows, we see his face for the first time: Indiana Jones. Only after this does he enter the temple, where one of the most iconic action scenes in movie history takes place.

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3/6 Han Solo – Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope

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We first meet Han Solo in a cantina on Moss Isle as old Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi and future Jedi Luke Skywalker find their way to the planet of Alderaan. Demanding an initial fee of 10 thousand, Obi-Wan sweetens the deal to 17 thousand, which Solo happily accepts. Just after Obi-Wan and Luke leave when the bounty hunter Greedo shows up, intent on collecting the bounty placed on Solo by the infamous gangster, Jabba the Hutt. We all know what happens next. Han shoots first, Greedo dies, and one of the galaxy’s most beloved villains gets one heck of a telling introduction.

2/6 Batman – Batman (1989)

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Before Tim Burton’s landmark superhero movie came along, the perception of Batman was more of a campy, Adam West-style, shaking can of Bat-shark repellant, kind of territory. The casting of Michael Keaton as the title character was also met with derision, as many found it hard to believe. husband mother Batman was going to be. Keaton shuts down the doubters for good in a scene where we see him in the iconic cape and cowl. Two robbers rob a rich man as his family is forced to watch without realizing that someone else is watching. They discuss another criminal being captured by a mysterious “bat” while from the shadows, a bat silhouette falls to the ground behind them. There is no doubt who that could be. Batman makes quick work of the two robbers, hanging one over the edge. The hapless robber asks “What are you?” In which we get the simplest and, yet, most iconic answer to that question: “I am Batman.” Yes, you are, Michael Keaton. Yes, you are.

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1/6 James Bond – Dr. No

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United Artists

John Strangways, head of the Jamaican MI6 branch, has been murdered. Due to the time difference, London learns of this in the middle of the night, but they only know what to do: assign MI6 agent James Bond to the case. But where is the bond? It turns out that he is playing Chemin de Fur, a version of baccarat, at a fancy London club. One of Bond’s antagonists is the beautiful Sylvia Trench, who loses many hands to our favorite secret agent. So far, we have yet to see Bond’s face; But when Trench asks his name, we see it fully for the first time. Sean Connery, dangling a cigarette from his mouth, looking humble as possible, proceeds to deliver the most iconic introduction of all time: “Bond, James Bond.” That instantly recognizable 007 theme plays as Bond introduces himself, making the moment even better. For the past 60 years, no moviegoer has forgotten Bond, James Bond.

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