I hope not. Never liked Elminster. He is broken OP, and a poor imitation of a D&D Gandalf.
No he isn't, Elminister is nothing like Gandalf except in the most superficial ways, personality wise very, very different. For one thing Elmister gets laid more, like a lot more. Hot chicks too. Sometimes Elmister IS the hot chick, I think Elminister is border line trans or something. Gandalf no so much.