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9th Mar '17 10:20:37 AM BloodPlum
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* ''FanFiction/SugarPlums'' Zabuza is this to, well everyone honestly, but especially to Ume which is saying something since she's already [[KnightinSourArmor incredibly cynical]] to begin with. This leads to a lot of [[SnarktoSnarkCombat funny exchanges]] between the two of them.
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8th Feb '17 9:18:56 AM erforce
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* Mick, Rocky's trainer from the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' film series, at least in the first movie. He constantly mocks Rocky until towards the end, when he finally comes around and gets upgrade to CoolOldGuy, which is where he remains until he [[spoiler: dies in ''Rocky III'']].

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* Mick, Rocky's trainer from the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' film series, at least in the [[Film/{{Rocky}} first movie. movie]]. He constantly mocks Rocky until towards the end, when he finally comes around and gets upgrade to CoolOldGuy, which is where he remains until he [[spoiler: dies in ''Rocky III'']].''Film/RockyIII'']].



* Master Shi-Fu in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. He does ''not'' think that Po is the Dragon Warrior and doesn't want him at the Academy, but he puts up with him, tricking Po for a while with TrainingFromHell. Then, he finally starts training him correctly using food as the motivator, and even then it seems a bit cruel. But that's when he (like [[Film/{{Rocky}} Mick]]) gets upgraded to CoolOldGuy.

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* Master Shi-Fu in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. He does ''not'' think that Po is the Dragon Warrior and doesn't want him at the Academy, but he puts up with him, tricking Po for a while with TrainingFromHell. Then, he finally starts training him correctly using food as the motivator, and even then it seems a bit cruel. But that's when he (like [[Film/{{Rocky}} [[Franchise/{{Rocky}} Mick]]) gets upgraded to CoolOldGuy.
11th Jan '17 6:40:10 AM dmcreif
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* Stick from ''Series/Daredevil2015'' is cynical to the point that he considers Murdock's idealism and belief things can get better to be a ''character flaw.''

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Stick from ''Series/Daredevil2015'' is cynical to the point that he considers Matt Murdock's idealism and belief things can get better to be a ''character flaw.'' ''
** As a seasoned reporter, Ben Urich admits to Karen that he's a lot more cynical these days compared to when he first started out, trying to discourage her from making the mistakes he did.
5th Aug '16 2:33:41 PM SniperJ
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* ''ComicBook/ActionMan'': Agent Salmons serves as one of these to the titular Action Man, Ian; he supplies TrainingFromHell partly out of belief that [[TheResenter Ian didn't deserve the Action Man role as much as Salmons did]].
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3rd Jul '16 1:18:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Mace Windu is quite cynical in his view of galactic affairs, compared to many of the other Jedi, such as [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan Kenobi]]; he also doesn't seem to like [[DarkMessiah Anakin]] much at all and he opposed little Anakin's training from the start because he thought the boy was too old to begin training. It's implied in the ''Revenge of the Sith'' Novelisation some of this is down to him watching his beloved Republic crumble.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Mace Windu is quite cynical in his view of galactic affairs, compared to many of the other Jedi, such as [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan Kenobi]]; Kenobi; he also doesn't seem to like [[DarkMessiah Anakin]] much at all and he opposed little Anakin's training from the start because he thought the boy was too old to begin training. It's implied in the ''Revenge of the Sith'' Novelisation some of this is down to him watching his beloved Republic crumble.
14th Jun '16 10:45:01 AM jakobitis
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* Stick from ''Series/Daredevil2015'' is cynical to the point that he considers Murdock's idealism and belief things can get better to be a ''character flaw.''
26th May '16 12:07:44 PM Willbyr
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* Evangeline from ''MahouSenseiNegima'', to a frightening degree. TrainingFromHell aside (of which there is much), one of her major lessons for the main lead is that no act in this world can be completely good like he [[WideEyedIdealist thinks/hopes]], and that being evil comes naturally as a part of living. She also treats him like crap.

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* Evangeline from ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', to a frightening degree. TrainingFromHell aside (of which there is much), one of her major lessons for the main lead is that no act in this world can be completely good like he [[WideEyedIdealist thinks/hopes]], and that being evil comes naturally as a part of living. She also treats him like crap.



* Hijikata from ''PeacemakerKurogane'' towards Tetsunosuke. He appears pretty strict and cynical towards Tetsunosuke (not really directly teaching Tetsunosuke fighting, and mainly having Tetsunosuke serve him tea). However, deep down, it's suggested numerous times that he ''does'' care about Tetsunosuke.

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* Hijikata from ''PeacemakerKurogane'' ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'' towards Tetsunosuke. He appears pretty strict and cynical towards Tetsunosuke (not really directly teaching Tetsunosuke fighting, and mainly having Tetsunosuke serve him tea). However, deep down, it's suggested numerous times that he ''does'' care about Tetsunosuke.
9th Mar '16 12:08:11 AM tsstevens
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* By the time ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' rolls around Leliana is burnt out and distressed over the threat and upset over Justinia's death, and her grooming of The Inquisitor leans towards the ruthless to the point where threatening assassination of their family is legitimate tactics. She can also be asked about being a bard: Leliana offers to train you which mainly consists of non too subtle hints not to take this path.
1st Dec '15 6:25:43 PM Lockea
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* Ash-dan in ''[[WarchildSeries Warchild]]'' is this to Jos, his older brother's student. How he treats his own student, Hadu, is never addressed, but he likely wasn't as cynical.
28th Nov '15 10:48:56 AM nombretomado
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* [[KnightInSourArmor Dr. Cox]] to [=J.D.=] in ''{{Scrubs}}''. He is [=J.D.=] guide of sorts, but he is completely sarcastic and seems to detest [=J.D.=].

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* [[KnightInSourArmor Dr. Cox]] to [=J.D.=] in ''{{Scrubs}}''.''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. He is [=J.D.=] guide of sorts, but he is completely sarcastic and seems to detest [=J.D.=].
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