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25th May '17 7:20:44 AM CosmicFerret
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*** Also, when Amy hits on him and then accuses him of playing hard to get, he protests that he's "not like that", and compares himself to two other examples of this trope: "I dunno, [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Gandalf!]] I'm like a [[RecycledINSPACE Space Gandalf.]] [[TheEmpireStrikesBack Or the little green one from Star Wars]]." ''[[CloudCuckooLander *twirls around making a lightsaber noise*)]]''

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*** Also, when Amy hits on him and then accuses him of playing hard to get, he protests that he's "not like that", and compares himself to two other examples of this trope: "I dunno, [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Gandalf!]] I'm like a [[RecycledINSPACE Space Gandalf.]] [[TheEmpireStrikesBack [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Or the little green one from Star Wars]]." ''[[CloudCuckooLander *twirls around making a lightsaber noise*)]]''
14th May '17 7:53:23 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'', Shuos Jedao's attempts at teaching Cheris some strategy are rather unsual, making extensive use of games and Cheris' {{brainwashing}}.
25th Apr '17 5:15:20 PM MadAnthony94
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* The Ancient One in ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', seems to be channeling shades of Bo'Rai Cho; a dwarfish, obese, flatulent, and ill-mannered little man who started off the MasterApprenticeChain that led to the main characters, and is surprisingly insightful.
18th Mar '17 1:52:35 PM nombretomado
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* Principal Pal from ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' is very much a non-magical, Americanized [[strike:ripoff]] version of early Dumbledore.

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* Principal Pal from ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' is very much a non-magical, Americanized [[strike:ripoff]] version of early Dumbledore.
12th Mar '17 11:13:38 AM nombretomado
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* Bo' Rai Cho from ''Franchise/MortalKombat''. He's a constantly drunk, fat man who attacks by farting and vomiting, yet he trained many legendry heroes in the past, and also many in the present day, including Liu Kang and Kung Lao. He's also BeenThereShapedHistory several times; for example, after Muso Gonnosuke was defeated by MiyamotoMusashi, Bo' Rai Cho would help him improve his jujutsu by using a four-section staff instead of a six-section one.

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* Bo' Rai Cho from ''Franchise/MortalKombat''. He's a constantly drunk, fat man who attacks by farting and vomiting, yet he trained many legendry heroes in the past, and also many in the present day, including Liu Kang and Kung Lao. He's also BeenThereShapedHistory several times; for example, after Muso Gonnosuke was defeated by MiyamotoMusashi, UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi, Bo' Rai Cho would help him improve his jujutsu by using a four-section staff instead of a six-section one.
3rd Mar '17 5:46:28 AM JustTroper
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7140785/11/The-Little-Prince The Little Prince]]'', a ''Literature/HarryPotter''[=/=]''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' crossover fanfic, Dumbledore and Grindelwald were both students of Coriakin from (an eccentric sage from Chronicles of Narnia), and it is implied that Dumbledore got many of his quirks from Coriakin (for instance, his love of music).

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7140785/11/The-Little-Prince The Little Prince]]'', a ''Literature/HarryPotter''[=/=]''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' crossover fanfic, Dumbledore and Grindelwald were both students of Coriakin from (an eccentric sage from Chronicles of Narnia), and it is implied that Dumbledore got many of his quirks from Coriakin (for instance, his love of music).
3rd Mar '17 3:49:36 AM JustTroper
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7140785/11/The-Little-Prince The Little Prince]]'', a ''Literature/HarryPotter''[=/=]''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' crossover fanfic, Dumbledore and Grindelwald were both students of Coriakin from (an eccentric sage from Chronicles of Narnia), and it is implied that Dumbledore got many of his quirks from Coriakin (for instance, his love of music).



* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'':
** Coriakin, who is believed by Dufflepuds to be evil, but turns out to be a wise magician with a sense of humor. [[DoesNotLikeShoes Always walking barefoot]] is among his idiosyncrasies.
** To a lesser extent, the Hermit of the Southern March from ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy''. He has a similar dislike for shoes.

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'':
** Coriakin,
Coriakin from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', who is believed by Dufflepuds to be evil, but turns out to be a wise magician with a sense of humor. [[DoesNotLikeShoes Always walking barefoot]] is among his idiosyncrasies.
** To a lesser extent, the Hermit of the Southern March from ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy''. He has a similar dislike for shoes.
idiosyncrasies.
28th Feb '17 7:19:35 AM IamTheCaligula
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* Yukari Yakumo from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' [[HeavySleeper sleeps for 12 hours a day]], [[TheGodsMustBeLazy hibernates through winter,]] spends her waking time seemingly just [[{{Troll}} messing around with people]], doing things that only make sense to herself, and has a philosophy that appears to be based upon some kind of UsefulNotes/{{Taoism}} as (mis)interpreted by a member of TheFairFolk. She's also TheArchmage of UsefulNotes/{{Onmyoudo}}, a MagnificentBitch who manipulates other masterminds into doing her bidding, a {{youkai}} with powers [[RealityWarper that undermines the very foundations of reality]] and a TricksterMentor who, if she decides that you need to be competent at something, will whip you into the shape of a grandmaster on the subject... just bear in mind that if Yukari takes time out of her day to be your mentor, she needs you to be good at something for ''her'' purposes and you've officially been promoted to the position of her latest UnwittingPawn.
17th Feb '17 2:12:32 PM JustTroper
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Combines aspects of CoolOldGuy, TheMentor, OldMaster (sometimes), CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass, BunnyEarsLawyer, often {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, and ZenSurvivor into one cranky, tough old biscuit. If they are an authority figure, they are TheWonka. They may fill any of a number of mentor roles, such as TricksterMentor or ReasonableAuthorityFigure, related to their personality and their role in the story. As such, no matter how much power they have, they want the heroes to solve the problem. MentorOccupationalHazard will likely happen at some point.

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Combines aspects of CoolOldGuy, TheMentor, OldMaster (sometimes), CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass, BunnyEarsLawyer, often {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, and ZenSurvivor into one cranky, tough old biscuit. If they are an authority figure, they are TheWonka. May overlap with LoonWithAHeartOfGold, if they are not villainous. They may fill any of a number of mentor roles, such as TricksterMentor or ReasonableAuthorityFigure, related to their personality and their role in the story. As such, no matter how much power they have, they want the heroes to solve the problem. MentorOccupationalHazard will likely happen at some point.


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* The Gaian Tarot, created by Joanna Powell Colbert, has [[http://www.gaiantarot.com/teacher/ such a card]] called the Teacher (also known as Holy Fool and Crazy Saint). According to the description, "Crazy saints [[DelightingInRiddles speak in riddles]], [[TricksterMentor they tease]], they laugh uproariously and act intentionally ridiculous. At the same time, they are guileless, transparent and open to a sense of wonder".
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9th Feb '17 3:06:19 AM JustTroper
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* The mysterious wise woman of the streets from ''The Days Go So Slow'' by Nicasio Latasa, who helps the main character Curren change his life. She is also a seer with precognitive powers.

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* The mysterious [[CrazyHomelessPeople wise woman of the streets streets]] from ''The Days Go So Slow'' by Nicasio Latasa, who helps the main character Curren change his life. She is also a seer with precognitive powers.
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