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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.
5th Feb '17 2:34:14 PM starlight9
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* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Strangely enough, Vladimir becomes one to Myra(the person sent to assassinate him), as he teaches her how to be a better writer and a more capable enemy.

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* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Strangely enough, Vladimir becomes one to Myra(the Myra (the person sent to assassinate him), as he teaches her how to be a better writer and a more capable enemy.
5th Feb '17 2:33:21 PM starlight9
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* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Strangely enough, Vladimir becomes one to Myra(the person sent to assassinate him), as he teaches her how to be a better writer and a more capable enemy.
20th Dec '16 11:47:18 PM Xtifr
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* Dallben from Lloyd Alexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''
* Professor Lidenbrock in Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth.''

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Professor Lidenbrock in Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth.''
3rd Dec '16 4:17:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Shiro from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novels. He may act a little senile at times, but he's actually a seriously BadAss paladin and one of the only people in history to take on Nicodemus in a sword fight and ''win''. [[spoiler:Too bad he's TooCoolToLive.]]

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* Shiro from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novels. He may act a little senile at times, but he's actually a seriously BadAss badass paladin and one of the only people in history to take on Nicodemus in a sword fight and ''win''. [[spoiler:Too bad he's TooCoolToLive.]]
26th Nov '16 9:38:04 PM PaulA
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* Professor Savant in ''Literature/TheLastOfTheReallyGreatWhangdoodles''. When the children first meet him, he rambles about extinct imaginary creatures, and goes on to complain about how nobody ever pays attention to the world around them before nearly getting run over because he's too busy appreciating the world around him to notice an oncoming car.
26th Nov '16 9:35:28 PM PaulA
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* Makarov from ''Manga/FairyTail''. He even plays almost the same role as the former TropeNamer -- master of a wizard guild while Dumbledore of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is headmaster of a wizard school -- and they're both the strongest good mages (Makarov might be weaker than Gildarts or Laxus, but he is damn close) of their respective universes.

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* Makarov from ''Manga/FairyTail''. He even plays almost the same role as the former TropeNamer -- master of a wizard guild while Dumbledore of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is headmaster of a wizard school -- and they're both the strongest good mages (Makarov might be weaker than Gildarts or Laxus, but he is damn close) of their respective universes.
26th Nov '16 9:34:16 PM PaulA
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** Dumbledore, of course, him being the former TropeNamer and all. The movies didn't have room to squeeze in all of his eccentric moments, but they made up for it by coming up with a few of their own.

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** Dumbledore, of course, him being the former TropeNamer and all.Dumbledore. The movies didn't have room to squeeze in all of his eccentric moments, but they made up for it by coming up with a few of their own.



* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Albus Percival Wulfric ''Brian'' Dumbledore, former TropeNamer.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Albus Percival Wulfric ''Brian'' Dumbledore, former TropeNamer.Dumbledore.
17th Nov '16 1:15:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* Ha Jinsung from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'', the mentor and martial art instructor of [[{{Badass}} Jyu]] [[FallenHero Viole]] [[IronWoobie Grace]]. He dotes on his student a lot and is really [[AffablyEvil cheerful and polite, though sometimes overly friendly]], but his mood can swing at the drop of the wrong hat into murderous TranquilFury and even when he's cheerful people around him feel extremely threatened.

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* Ha Jinsung from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'', the mentor and martial art instructor of [[{{Badass}} Jyu]] [[FallenHero Jyu Viole]] [[IronWoobie Grace]]. He dotes on his student a lot and is really [[AffablyEvil cheerful and polite, though sometimes overly friendly]], but his mood can swing at the drop of the wrong hat into murderous TranquilFury and even when he's cheerful people around him feel extremely threatened.



* Clow Reed from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''. Don't let his cheerful, laid-back nature fool you. He's quite the {{Badass}} wizard!

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* Clow Reed from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''. Don't let his cheerful, laid-back nature fool you. He's quite the {{Badass}} badass wizard!



* Rafiki in Disney's ''Disney/TheLionKing'' always seems a bit insane, but has all the answers... [[{{Badass}} and knows how to kick some serious hyena tail]].

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* Rafiki in Disney's ''Disney/TheLionKing'' always seems a bit insane, but has all the answers... [[{{Badass}} and knows how to kick some serious hyena tail]].tail.
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