About four years ago there was a great blog post by Ancient_of_MuMu called The Moustaches of Sci-Fi Calender. I'm not going to do a calendar. I could force another seven characters onto the list, but frankly the eye-patch look is harder to pull off than you might think. So I'm going with the Top 5.
I've always thought eye-patches were cool. At least as cool as mustaches. So here we have the Top 5 coolest eye-patch wearing characters ever. It surprised even me that none of them is a pirate.
#5 The Governor. I never liked the character in the comics and didn't care for him much in the show either. Dude could totally rock an eye-patch though. There's no denying that.
#4 Nick Fury. Hasselhoff was okay with an eye-patch when he played the role, but Samuel L Jackson wears it like he was born to play the role.
#3 Elle Driver. Not many actresses can make the patch work for them. Angelina Jolie completely failed at it in Sky Captain, for example. I hated Kill Bill and think its Tarantino's worst movie(s), but Elle made the ticket price worth it. Sexy and scary at the same time.
#2 Saul Tigh. Here we have more of an ass than a bad-ass. Saul went for a neutral color rather than the classic black. You don't question this guy. He'll wear what he wants and doesn't give a damn what you think about it. Fortunately it totally works for him.
#1 Snake Plissken. As if there was any doubt who the number one would be. This guy defines what it means to be an eye-patch wearing bad-ass. All others can only hope for the honor of being considered for the same list as him.
To further prove how awesome Kurt is with an eye-patch, here's an extra shot of Captain Ron. Obviously not SF, but with him it doesn't need to be.