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30th Sep '17 10:21:32 AM Misterian
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* Early in ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'', Both Eric Cartman and Butters Stotch played this role toward the New Kid, giving him advice and guidance in surviving South Park as well as teaching him how the play the fantasy LARP game he gets drafted into playing.
29th Sep '17 4:31:42 AM nighttrainfm
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** 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 (although they were doing that while blindfolded, fighting bad guys, on a moving train).

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** 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 [[ChickMagnet seemingly endless parade of hot girlfriends girlfriends]] for an entire issue (although they were doing that while blindfolded, fighting bad guys, on a moving train).
20th Sep '17 11:41:34 AM reppuzan
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** Damian Wayne also sees Dick Grayson like this, genuinely respecting him and 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 Dick is one of the few people who believes in him and helps steer Damian in the right direction. In ''[[ComicBook/DCRebirth Rebirth]]'', Damian himself seems to want to take this role to the [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} newest Superboy, Jon Kent.]] While stern and derisive to the point of getting into numerous arguments and scuffles with the Half-Kryptonian, many of his actions can be seen as overprotective of the younger superhero and he insists on imparting lessons and advice into almost every conversation they have.
17th Sep '17 6:24:47 AM nighttrainfm
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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' with JD. Every time he's in a teaching position he tried his hardest to make his interns/students like him, but usually all it does is cause him to lose authority and respect. This is sharply contrasted with JD's ''own'' mentor Dr. Cox, who has a ''very'' harsh [[SinkOrSwimMentor sink-or-swim]] approach that is nontheless generally accepted to be great for teaching. Cox even delivers a WhamLine to JD in regards to this.

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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' with JD. Every time he's in a teaching position he tried tries his hardest to make his interns/students like him, but usually all it does is cause him to lose authority and respect. This is sharply contrasted with JD's ''own'' mentor Dr. Cox, who has a ''very'' harsh [[SinkOrSwimMentor sink-or-swim]] approach that is nontheless generally accepted to be great for teaching. Cox even delivers a WhamLine to JD in regards to this.



'''JD:''' So I'm supposed to be like you, and just 'rule by fear'? Perry, they ''hate'' you.\\
'''Cox:''' Yes, they do. And sure, I could be a little bit kinder, but that's not going to happen and here's why: We're creating ''doctors'', not ''kindergarteners''\\

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'''JD:''' So I'm supposed to be like you, and just 'rule "rule by fear'? fear"? Perry, they ''hate'' you.\\
'''Cox:''' Yes, they do. And sure, I could be a little bit kinder, but that's not going to happen and here's why: We're we're creating ''doctors'', not ''kindergarteners''\\


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* ''Series/Supergirl2015'': Superman, unsurprisingly. When he shows up, it's generally as "the ultimate supportive big brother". There's a minor twist in that Kara is technically older than him, but spent years in stasis en route to Earth.
13th Sep '17 8:42:47 AM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Cox:''' "I wanted you to see just how ridiculous you truly are, ''constantly'' chasing their approval."\\
'''JD:''' "So I'm supposed to be like you, and just 'rule by fear'? Perry, they ''hate'' you."\\
'''Cox:''' "Yes, they do. And sure, I could be a little bit kinder, but that's not going to happen and here's why: We're creating ''doctors'', not ''kindergarteners''"\\
'''JD:''' "They need me."\\
'''Cox:''' "''Do they?'' Because I don't ever remember holding your smooth little doll hand, and you turned out to be not too horrible a doctor."

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-->'''Cox:''' "I I wanted you to see just how ridiculous you truly are, ''constantly'' chasing their approval."\\
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'''JD:''' "So So I'm supposed to be like you, and just 'rule by fear'? Perry, they ''hate'' you."\\
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'''Cox:''' "Yes, Yes, they do. And sure, I could be a little bit kinder, but that's not going to happen and here's why: We're creating ''doctors'', not ''kindergarteners''"\\
''kindergarteners''\\
'''JD:''' "They They need me."\\
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'''Cox:''' "''Do ''Do they?'' Because I don't ever remember holding your smooth little doll hand, and you turned out to be not too horrible a doctor."
13th Sep '17 8:41:49 AM nighttrainfm
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** Bruce himself is sometimes treated as this to the Robins, but it's far more common for him to be a ParentalSubstitute.

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** Bruce himself is sometimes treated as this to the Robins, but although it's far more common for him to be a ParentalSubstitute. Under Creator/GrantMorrison, Dick Grayson specifically called Bruce his brother.
17th Aug '17 9:44:22 AM DVB
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* Franchise/SpiderMan tends to act like for the younger heroes, especially those that feel they can't really trust the adult superheroes. A large reason is that SpiderMan started his superheroics at a young age and so can relate to the teenage heroes and their struggles.
2nd Aug '17 7:57:49 AM RedTiger
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** Ash eventually takes up this role towards May in the ''Advanced Generation'' saga, and towards Dawn in the ''Diamond and Pearl'' saga.
10th Jul '17 7:38:10 AM kataangluvr
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* Tsukushi from ''Manga/{{DAYS}}'' gets one in the form of his team captain Mizuki. Mizuki teaches him how to properly kick a soccer ball (even when his leg was injured at the time) and other techniques to become a better player. He sees potential in Tsukushi becoming an amazing soccer player and team captain some day.
2nd Jul '17 12:35:48 PM GardenGoblin
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* In ''Literature/TalesOutOfTallis'', this is a reoccurring theme. Koert plays the mentor to Jurgen and Liam, who then in turn are the mentors to the next generation. Though Liam is more of a TricksterMentor
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