1. Jean-Luc Picard
Of all the awesome captains in all of the different sci-fi and fantasy worlds, none are better than Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. He could be a bit of a hard ass from time to time, but was the kind of captain who was capable of inspiring just about anybody. Picard is not just the king of the Star Trek captain castle, but just the coolest captain period.