Not only did he lead the final Rebel assault on the 2nd Death Star, but he took out the Super Star Destroyer commanded by my boy Admiral Piett!
---9) ELLEN RIPLEY (in ALIENS):
When the shit goes down and everyone's screaming "we're fucked! We're doomed!"..... I'm rallying behind Ripley.
---8) CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK
The best Starfleet captain EV-ER. Sure, chances of death while under his command are pretty damn high, but still.
---7) COMMISSIONER JAMES GORDON:
Not only is he an honest cop, but a good judge of character. If you're on Gordon's team, you're doing something right.
The first X-Man. Fearless leader and brilliant tactician. He's been fighting to save lives of those who fear and persecute him since he was a teenager. Why? Because he's Cyclops, that's why. He shows you what being an X-Man truly is.
---5) WONDER WOMAN:
A symbol of Hope, Peace, Compassion and Wisdom. Her mere presence inspires you to straighten up & fly right and to be truthful and just. Solid judgement and a badass warrior with strength on par with Superman.
---4) JOHN CONNOR:
"But there was one man who taught us to fight, to storm the wire of the camps, to smash those metal motherfuckers into junk. He turned it around. He brought us back from the brink. His name is Connor. John Connor."
Note: Only the John Connor mentioned in Terminator, and briefly shown in T2 as an adult. No mallrat. No TV series chump.
---3) CAPTAIN AMERICA:
The Spirit of Liberty who fights for those who are unable to fight for themselves. He is a living symbol of ideas and hope that transcend borders and politics. A rally call from Cap will have you on your feet running with all you've got plus some.
---2) OPTIMUS PRIME:
He's got the touch! A noble soul who constantly reminds us what we're fighting for. He is the #1 warrior, role model, hero and leader... well, he would be #1 if not for that damn Kryptonian...
The first. The best. His true power is to inspire us to be better than we are.