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17th Apr '18 4:19:48 AM StFan
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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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* Dumblydore in ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' is at first an Alzheimer's-ridden, headache-prone old man who swears at everybody. Whether he sides with Enoby or conspires to piss her off is not clear until he saves her from Voldemort and his band [[strike: twice]] [[GroundhogDayLoop once]], even going on to tell the "enitre school and Misery of Mogic" that Ebony can defeat Voldemort.

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* Dumblydore in ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' is at first an Alzheimer's-ridden, headache-prone old man who swears at everybody. Whether he sides with Enoby or conspires to piss her off is not clear until he saves her from Voldemort and his band [[strike: twice]] [[GroundhogDayLoop once]], even going on to tell the "enitre school and Misery of Mogic" that Ebony can defeat Voldemort.






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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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** [[GodEmperor Princess]] [[BigGood Celestia]] is an unusual case. Unlike most other examples, whose eccentricity often causes other characters to unfairly discredit them, Celestia is [[HundredPercentAdorationRating highly regarded by all of her subjects]] -- too highly, in fact, as it leads them to frantically worship the ground under her hooves while feeling terrified that any tiny mistake on their part will provoke her royal fury. In reality, Celestia is not only the most easy-going character in [[SugarBowl the whole series]] despite her position, but enjoys pranks and despises formality to such a degree that [[spoiler:the Season 1 finale has her inviting the mane six to the illustrious Grand Galloping Gala purely to enjoy the chaos [[BatmanGambit she knew their presence would wreak]]]]. Then in Season 4, it's revealed that the old castle that she and Luna used to inhabit is ''full'' of secret passages, trapdoors, an organ (that controls the secret passages and trapdoors), and numerous other oddities (the hallway with legs sticking out of the walls) that are pretty much solely designed to turn the place into a gigantic funhouse.

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** [[GodEmperor Princess]] [[BigGood Celestia]] is an unusual case. Unlike most other examples, whose eccentricity often causes other characters to unfairly discredit them, Celestia is [[HundredPercentAdorationRating highly regarded by all of her subjects]] -- too highly, in fact, as it leads them to frantically worship the ground under her hooves while feeling terrified that any tiny mistake on their part will provoke her royal fury. In reality, Celestia is not only the most easy-going character in [[SugarBowl the whole series]] despite her position, but enjoys pranks and despises formality to such a degree that [[spoiler:the Season 1 finale has her inviting the mane six Mane Six to the illustrious Grand Galloping Gala purely to enjoy the chaos [[BatmanGambit she knew their presence would wreak]]]]. Then in Season 4, it's revealed that the old castle that she and Luna used to inhabit is ''full'' of secret passages, trapdoors, an organ (that controls the secret passages and trapdoors), and numerous other oddities (the hallway with legs sticking out of the walls) that are pretty much solely designed to turn the place into a gigantic funhouse.



* 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.
* Glossaryck, from ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', is the living embodiment of Star's spell book, and her instructor in magic. He often gives bizarre or cryptic advice, has a fixation on pudding, and sometimes even refuses to help out of disinterest. It's later revealed that he didn't always use this method of instruction, but he uses it because he believes it's the most effective way to teach [[CloudCuckooLander Star.]]

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* The Ancient One in ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', ''WesternAnimation/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.
* Glossaryck, from ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', is the living embodiment of Star's spell book, and her instructor in magic. He often gives bizarre or cryptic advice, has a fixation on pudding, and sometimes even refuses to help out of disinterest. It's later revealed that he didn't always use this method of instruction, but he uses it because he believes it's the most effective way to teach [[CloudCuckooLander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Star.]]
7th Feb '18 2:16:07 PM Rhodes7
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* William Kraft is this to John Rumford in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}''. Extremely knowledgeable about politics and war, he also marches around in a [[KaiserReich WWI Prussian dress uniform]], obsessively models his home life and the aesthetics of his house after the 1950s, and is perfectly happy to [[BreadEggsMilkSquick slaughter liberal academics]] ''en masse''.
26th Dec '17 4:59:11 AM JustTroper
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* Philantha from ''Literature/TheFalsePrincess'' by Eilis O'Neal is another female example: a quirky sorceress who completely flouts social conventions, and who becomes a mentor to the protagonist.
28th Oct '17 12:14:51 PM OlmoJV
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5th Oct '17 12:20:53 PM gorobestboy
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Kisuke Urahara, the self-described "mere honest, handsome, perverted businessman." But don't let his sanguine disposition, odd dress-sense or shameless self-promotion fool you; beneath it all lurks the soul of a true badass. A former Shinigami Captain and founder of the Soul Society Research Institute, Kisuke became a legend in the Seireitei after mastering Bankai a powerful attack which usually takes decades of study to learn in only three days (this record has only been surpassed by the main character who achieved bankai in two-and-a-half days). The catalyst and driving force behind the plot, it is widely believed by fans that the entire series is merely one grand game of GambitRoulette played between him and his MagnificentBastard rival, Captain Aizen.
21st Aug '17 12:12:47 PM OlmoJV
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* In ''Fanfic/TheVow'', Ah-Ma [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 the Soothsayer]] is a wise old lady and a {{Seer}} who just loves [[ProverbialWisdom giving advice]] in [[DelightingInRiddles vague riddles]] and ripping off his old foster child Shen's silk clothes to irritate him.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheVow'', Ah-Ma [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 the Soothsayer]] is a wise old lady and a {{Seer}} {{seer}} who just loves [[ProverbialWisdom giving advice]] in [[DelightingInRiddles vague riddles]] and ripping off his old foster child Shen's silk clothes to irritate him.
13th Aug '17 9:28:33 AM JustTroper
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* UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} was also this: for instance, when asked if an adulterer should be stoned, Jesus wrote or drew something in the dirt with his finger instead of answering. Some writers tend to take this UpToEleven, resulting in JesusWasWayCool.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} was also this: for instance, when asked if an adulterer should be stoned, Jesus wrote or drew something in the dirt with his His finger instead of answering. Some writers tend to take this UpToEleven, resulting in JesusWasWayCool.
13th Aug '17 9:24:24 AM JustTroper
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* UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} was also this: for instance, when asked if an adulterer should be stoned, Jesus wrote or drew something in the dirt with his finger instead of answering. Some writers tend to take this UpToEleven, resulting in JesusWasWayCool.
12th Aug '17 5:42:01 PM mikeymikesh
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* Glossaryck, from ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', is the living embodiment of Star's spell book, and her instructor in magic. He often gives bizarre or cryptic advice, has a fixation on pudding, and sometimes even refuses to help out of disinterest. It's later revealed that he didn't always use this method of instruction, but he uses it because he believes it's the most effective way to teach [[CloudCuckooLander Star]]

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* Glossaryck, from ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', is the living embodiment of Star's spell book, and her instructor in magic. He often gives bizarre or cryptic advice, has a fixation on pudding, and sometimes even refuses to help out of disinterest. It's later revealed that he didn't always use this method of instruction, but he uses it because he believes it's the most effective way to teach [[CloudCuckooLander Star]]Star.]]
12th Aug '17 5:41:29 PM mikeymikesh
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* Glossaryck, from ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', is the living embodiment of Star's spell book, and her instructor in magic. He often gives bizarre or cryptic advice, has a fixation on pudding, and sometimes even refuses to help out of disinterest. It's later revealed that he didn't always use this method of instruction, but he uses it because he believes it's the most effective way to teach [[Cloudcuckoolander Star]]

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* Glossaryck, from ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', is the living embodiment of Star's spell book, and her instructor in magic. He often gives bizarre or cryptic advice, has a fixation on pudding, and sometimes even refuses to help out of disinterest. It's later revealed that he didn't always use this method of instruction, but he uses it because he believes it's the most effective way to teach [[Cloudcuckoolander [[CloudCuckooLander Star]]
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