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10th Sep '16 12:53:12 AM Tron80
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** In ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl 2009}}'', Barbara Gordon -the original ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}''- helped and mentored Stephanie Brown, who was determined to take up the title and the Batgirl mantle.


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* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''/''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' story ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', Barbara Gordon's parents got murdered, and the Waynes took her in. Bruce helped her and mentored her while she was growing and preparing to become Batgirl.
27th Jul '16 4:11:57 AM RCLeahcar
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In {{Anime}}, this kind of character is often [[{{Honorifics}} addressed]] using the more formal "Aniki" instead of "Onii-san".

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In {{Anime}}, this kind of character is often [[{{Honorifics}} addressed]] using the more formal informal "Aniki" instead of "Onii-san".
27th Jul '16 4:11:39 AM RCLeahcar
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In {{Anime}}, this kind of character is often [[{{Honorifics}} addressed]] using the more informal "Aniki" instead of "Onii-san".

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In {{Anime}}, this kind of character is often [[{{Honorifics}} addressed]] using the more informal formal "Aniki" instead of "Onii-san".
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.
TheMentor.



* 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?
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