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15th Jul '16 4:43:02 AM Tron80
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* Due to the nature of its "legacy" focus on characters, these pop up quite often in the DCU:
** Although it's a bit moot now that they're ''actually'' brothers, [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Richard "Dick" Grayson]] decided early on to take a more active role in the mentoring of the third Robin, Tim Drake, than he did with the second, and the two developed a sibling-like relationship in the process. This was so well-liked by fans that ''Nightwing'' writer Chuck Dixon chose to devote what is normally a landmark issue - #25 - of that series not to a major battle or character death, but to Tim and Dick discussing life, Batman, and Dick's seemingly endless parade of hot girlfriends for an entire issue.
*** Well they were doing that while blindfolded, fighting bad guys, on a moving train (I kid you not). So I guess that is the equal of talking about sports and girls while tossing the football around if you were raised by Batman.
** Although he initially played the role of the older brother who didn't want to be around the younger one, [[Franchise/TheFlash Wally West]] eventually grew quite fond of Bart "Impulse / Kid Flash" Allen (who's technically his cousin, once removed).
** WonderWoman and [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Donna Troy]] refer to each other as sisters, although it's been a while since Donna's actually been mentored by Diana. Much like the Batman / Nightwing / Robin relationship above, however, Donna served as an older sister to the second Wonder Girl.

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* Due to the nature of its "legacy" focus on characters, these pop up quite often in the DCU:
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* Franchise/{{Batman}}:
** Although it's a bit moot now that they're ''actually'' brothers, [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Richard "Dick" Grayson]] decided early on to take a more active role in the mentoring of the third Robin, Tim Drake, than he did with the second, and the two developed a sibling-like relationship in the process. This was so well-liked by fans that ''Nightwing'' writer Chuck Dixon chose to devote what is normally a landmark issue - #25 - of that series not to a major battle or character death, but to Tim and Dick discussing life, Batman, and Dick's seemingly endless parade of hot girlfriends for an entire issue.
*** Well
issue (although they were doing that while blindfolded, fighting bad guys, on a moving train (I kid you not). So I guess that is the equal of talking about sports and girls while tossing the football around if you were raised by Batman.
** Although he initially played the role of the older brother who didn't want to be around the younger one, [[Franchise/TheFlash Wally West]] eventually grew quite fond of Bart "Impulse / Kid Flash" Allen (who's technically his cousin, once removed).
** WonderWoman and [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Donna Troy]] refer to each other as sisters, although it's been a while since Donna's actually been mentored by Diana. Much like the Batman / Nightwing / Robin relationship above, however, Donna served as an older sister to the second Wonder Girl.
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* {{Wolverine}} to practically any younger female character. Most notably [[KidSidekick Kid Sidekicks]] Jubilee and Kitty Pryde. In ''Wolverine'' #16, a reporter is going around asking people what they think of Wolverine. Jubilee says he's an amazing big brother. Kitty takes it a little further -- she admits that she'll probably never get married because she always compares the guys she meets to Wolverine, and they never measure up.

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* {{Wolverine}} Although he initially played the role of the older brother who didn't want to be around the younger one, [[Franchise/TheFlash Wally West]] eventually grew quite fond of Bart "Impulse / Kid Flash" Allen (who's technically his cousin, once removed).
* Franchise/WonderWoman and [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Donna Troy]] refer to each other as sisters, although it's been a while since Donna's actually been mentored by Diana. Much like the Batman / Nightwing / Robin relationship above, however, Donna served as an older sister to the second Wonder Girl.
* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
** Superman was this to ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' in the Silver Age. He took care of his cousin and trained her until Kara was ready to go solo.
** Subverted post-Crisis. Kara was actually older than Superman, and she expected to take care of her baby cousin, but after her ship launched it was stuck in a Kryptonite debris field for 30 years, during which she was in a coma. Although she eventually reached Earth, her cousin was now older, and wanting to be her mentor and caretaker.
** Subverted in the New 52. Superman thinks he must help and guide his teen cousin. Everyone thinks she would be better off with him... but Supergirl, who protests that she doesn't need or want any help.
** In ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' Superman has to tell [[Franchise/GreenLantern Guy Gardner]] he can't keep his cousin with him if she doesn't want to stay. So Guy became Kara's brotherly mentor, helping her find herself and manage her anger.
* Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}
to practically any younger female character. Most notably [[KidSidekick Kid Sidekicks]] Jubilee and Kitty Pryde. In ''Wolverine'' #16, a reporter is going around asking people what they think of Wolverine. Jubilee says he's an amazing big brother. Kitty takes it a little further -- she admits that she'll probably never get married because she always compares the guys she meets to Wolverine, and they never measure up.
3rd Jul '16 12:56:40 PM Morgenthaler
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This is a subtrope of TheObiWan.

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This is a subtrope of TheObiWan.
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* In the anime version of ''Anime/{{Planetes}}'', Hakim Ashmead fills this role for Hachimaki, at least until his [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn where he was revealed to be TheMole for the terrorist Space Defense Front]]. ''Their'' mentor, Gigalt Gangaragash, straddles the line between a BigBrotherMentor and an actual TheObiWan.

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* In the anime version of ''Anime/{{Planetes}}'', Hakim Ashmead fills this role for Hachimaki, at least until his [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn where he was revealed to be TheMole for the terrorist Space Defense Front]]. ''Their'' mentor, Gigalt Gangaragash, straddles the line between a BigBrotherMentor and an actual TheObiWan.



** Damian Wayne also sees Dick Grayson like this, genuinely respecting him and [[TheObiWan Dick]] is one of the few people who believes in him and helps steer Damian in the right direction.

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** Damian Wayne also sees Dick Grayson like this, genuinely respecting him and [[TheObiWan Dick]] Dick is one of the few people who believes in him and helps steer Damian in the right direction.



*** Obi-Wan is the BigBrotherMentor of the father of the kid who he is TheObiWan to. Now that's evolution.
10th Jun '16 12:22:52 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Roy Fokker in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' is maybe the UrExample for anime. [[spoiler: And midway through the series, he kicks it. Damn pineapple salad and inner bleeding.]]

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
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Roy Fokker in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' is maybe the UrExample for anime. [[spoiler: And midway through the series, he kicks it. Damn pineapple salad and inner bleeding.]]]]
*** He also plays this role in prequel ''Anime/MacrossZero''.
4th Jun '16 8:16:51 AM Gamermaster
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** Nove acts as one for Vivio and her friends in ''[[Managa/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]]'' (even if she claims otherwise). They even call themselves "Team Nakajima" in tribute.
8th May '16 10:47:12 PM erforce
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* Marcus and Kyle Reese develop this dynamic in ''[[{{Franchise/Terminator}} Terminator Salvation]]''.

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* Marcus and Kyle Reese develop this dynamic in ''[[{{Franchise/Terminator}} Terminator Salvation]]''.''Film/TerminatorSalvation''.
8th May '16 10:12:21 PM Gamermaster
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* Chrono is this for Fate in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''. Although he's only shown in this roll before she [[HappilyAdopted became his sister]].
30th Apr '16 9:13:02 AM Grudgeal
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* Jack in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', [[EstablishingCharacterMoment from the first time he opens his mouth]], falls squarely into this role.
-->'''Jack:''' Ah hah hah! What a scene, man, whoo-ee! And then they just plop you out here like a naked baby in the woods, heh heh, how about that? Ahhh... Look kiddo, this is probably a lot for you to take in, so why don't you let me show you the ropes, whaddaya say?
20th Mar '16 8:17:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kuwabara to Yusuke later on in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.
* Dino to Tsuna in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''.

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* %%* Kuwabara to Yusuke later on in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.
* %%* Dino to Tsuna in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''.



* Nico to Cal in the ''[[CalLeandros Cal Leandros series.]]''
* Zaknafein to Drizzt in ''[[Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy Homeland.]]''
* Literature/HarryPotter has Sirius Black, his godfather, and Remus Lupin. [[spoiler:Too bad that both of them die.]]

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* %%* Nico to Cal in the ''[[CalLeandros Cal Leandros series.]]''
* %%* Zaknafein to Drizzt in ''[[Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy Homeland.]]''
* %%* Literature/HarryPotter has Sirius Black, his godfather, and Remus Lupin. [[spoiler:Too bad that both of them die.]]



* ''Literature/TheHost'': Jared Howe to Jamie Stryder.
* Tonda for ''Literature/{{Krabat}}'', later Krabat for Lobosch. HereWeGoAgain.
* Joscelin to Imriel in ''Literature/KushielsLegacy''.
* Merry is this to Pippin in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* Seregil to Alec in ''{{Nightrunner}}'', and also Micum and Beka to Alec at times.

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* %%* ''Literature/TheHost'': Jared Howe to Jamie Stryder.
* %%* Tonda for ''Literature/{{Krabat}}'', later Krabat for Lobosch. HereWeGoAgain.
* %%* Joscelin to Imriel in ''Literature/KushielsLegacy''.
* %%* Merry is this to Pippin in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* %%* Seregil to Alec in ''{{Nightrunner}}'', and also Micum and Beka to Alec at times.



* Captain Pausert to the three young witches (sort of) in ''Literature/TheWitchesOfKarres''.

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* %%* Captain Pausert to the three young witches (sort of) in ''Literature/TheWitchesOfKarres''.



* Murdock to Face in ''Series/TheATeam''.
* Michael Weston in ''Series/BurnNotice''.

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* %%* Murdock to Face in ''Series/TheATeam''.
* %%* Michael Weston in ''Series/BurnNotice''.



* Don Eppes in ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}''
* Del Boy Trotter to his younger brother Rodney in ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses''.
* Snafu Shelton to Eugene Sledge in ''Series/ThePacific''.
* [[EruditeStoner RJ]] in ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury''.

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* %%* Don Eppes in ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}''
* %%* Del Boy Trotter to his younger brother Rodney in ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses''.
* %%* Snafu Shelton to Eugene Sledge in ''Series/ThePacific''.
* %%* [[EruditeStoner RJ]] in ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury''.



* Tom Paris to Harry Kim in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''.
* Dean is this to his younger brother Sam in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
* Toby Ziegler to Sam Seaborn on ''Series/TheWestWing''
** And President Bartlet to Toby.
* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': Justin. Most notably in the movie.

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* %%* Tom Paris to Harry Kim in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''.
* %%* Dean is this to his younger brother Sam in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
* %%* Toby Ziegler to Sam Seaborn on ''Series/TheWestWing''
** %%** And President Bartlet to Toby.
* %%* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': Justin. Most notably in the movie.



* Eric was this to an orphan named Tommy in ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''.

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* %%* Eric was this to an orphan named Tommy in ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''.



* In ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'', Angeal is this to Zack, who becomes this to Cloud.

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* %%* In ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'', Angeal is this to Zack, who becomes this to Cloud.



* Chris Redfield to Claire Redfield, literally, in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''. Or so it's been implied.

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* %%* Chris Redfield to Claire Redfield, literally, in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''. Or so it's been implied.



* Kogoro Tenzai serves this to Mii Kouryuuji in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''.

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* %%* Kogoro Tenzai serves this to Mii Kouryuuji in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''.



* Ferris is Dutch's Big Brother Mentor in ''[[Creator/OlanRogers New Prime]]''.

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* %%* Ferris is Dutch's Big Brother Mentor in ''[[Creator/OlanRogers New Prime]]''.



* Aqualad acts like this to Robin and also ComicBook/{{Superboy}} in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
** As with the comics example, Nightwing to Robin (Tim Drake) in the second season.
*** Superman eventually becomes this to Superboy (but it takes a Hell of a long time for it to happen and when it finally does it's off camera via a time skip).

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* %%* Aqualad acts like this to Robin and also ComicBook/{{Superboy}} in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
** %%** As with the comics example, Nightwing to Robin (Tim Drake) in the second season.
*** %%*** Superman eventually becomes this to Superboy (but it takes a Hell of a long time for it to happen and when it finally does it's off camera via a time skip).



* In ''{{Ninjago}}'', the ninja's are this to Lloyd.

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* %%* In ''{{Ninjago}}'', the ninja's are this to Lloyd.
20th Mar '16 8:14:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Gotho from ''Anime/ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS'' fits this role to some extent.
10th Mar '16 8:48:29 AM Ambaryerno
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* Ironically, ComicBook/{{Gambit}} is now this to Wolverine's clone/daughter ComicBook/{{X 23}} in her solo self titled series. Although they are on more equal terms than some of the other examples.

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* Ironically, ComicBook/{{Gambit}} is now this to Wolverine's clone/daughter ComicBook/{{X 23}} in her solo self titled series. Although they are on more equal terms than some of the other examples.examples.
** Laura ''herself'' becomes one to her younger "sister"/clone, Gabby, in ''All-New Wolverine''.
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