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23rd May '18 5:53:06 PM darkemyst
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* ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} of the DCU does this as a hobby. He once acted as an Evil Mentor to Terra, before he realized too late that she was [[EvilerThanThou even more evil than him]]. He also tried to turn Nightwing evil in the "Renegade" storyline, but Nightwing turned that around by acting as a ''Good'' Mentor to Slade's daughter Rose which led to her HeelFaceTurn. He also founded an EvilCounterpart to the ComicBook/TeenTitans ''twice''. Slade in general has a disturbing interest in corrupting the next generation of superbeings.

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* ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} of the DCU does this as a hobby. He once acted as an Evil Mentor to Terra, before he realized too late that she was [[EvilerThanThou even more evil than him]]. He also tried to turn Nightwing ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} evil in the "Renegade" storyline, but Nightwing turned that around by acting as a ''Good'' Mentor to Slade's daughter Rose which led to her HeelFaceTurn. He also founded an EvilCounterpart to the ComicBook/TeenTitans ''twice''. Slade in general has a disturbing interest in corrupting the next generation of superbeings.


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* ''ComicBook/RedRobin'': Following Bruce's "death" when Tim is on his own Comicbook/RasAlGhul tried to step in as a mentor figure for Tim, and did for a little while but ''both'' of them had ulterior motives and Tim blew up multiple League of Assassins bases while ruing their computer network on his way out the door. He is concerned he may have slipped a little too close to breaking Batman's golden rule while working with Ra's but he doesn't plan on doing so again.
20th May '18 12:21:14 AM darkemyst
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* In ''Comicbook/RedHoodTheLostDays'' Talia searches these out to teach Jason how to use a gun, and how to effectively maim and kill in a fight. Jason requested Talia be one to him but she's really using the training time to stall as she has no desire to see Jason or Bruce die.
16th Mar '18 11:06:33 AM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Melinda used to be one towards Melissa, before Melissa's HeelFaceTurn. Since she was sealed away, she used Melissa's desire for companionship to manipulate her into doing her evil bidding.
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17th Feb '18 1:57:18 AM nombretomado
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* Muttonhead in ''PopfulMail''. Before he became a notorious criminal, he used to be the mentor of Tatto, one of the heroes.

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* Muttonhead in ''PopfulMail''.''VideoGame/PopfulMail''. Before he became a notorious criminal, he used to be the mentor of Tatto, one of the heroes.
12th Feb '18 1:09:54 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Film/AnAmericanChristmasCarol'', Jack Latham taught Slade all he knows, even giving him last-minute advice on his deathbed.
9th Feb '18 11:17:18 AM CouchAlmark
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** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' has Kuniteru Emoto, who mentors Ryusei as Tachibana and acts as right-hand woman to the BigBad as the Virgo Zodiarts. The ruse is maintained in part through the GenderBender that Kuniteru undergoes in his/her villainous identity. That said, it's eventually revealed that Tachibana is the closer to Kuniteru's real persona, as he was GoodAllAlong.


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** ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' has the Angel Roidmude, villain of the ''Kamen Rider Chaser'' film, who offers [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul the ability to experience human emotions]] to the android Chase. It works as advertised, but the modification makes him no longer able to become a Kamen Rider, and will eventually cause him to become catatonic from bliss. She intends to do this to ''everyone'', human and Roidmude alike, to produce a WorldOfSilence.
7th Feb '18 7:40:26 AM CouchAlmark
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** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' has [[spoiler:Shroud]], who gives her student his TransformationTrinket after he lost his parents to a Dopant attack. The evil kicks in when it's revealed that [[spoiler:''she'' was the one who gave the Dopant his Trinket as well. She also intended him to combine his powers with TheHero's partner to become a rider made of pure hatred. However, this is all {{subverted}}, since Shroud didn't intend for the Dopant to go on the loose and kill tons of people and that the student was just her Plan B in a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the BigBad who happens to be her husband. The student soon shows her that they won't rely on hatred to take him down]].
** ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' plays this a little lightly with Ankh. He's more of a {{Jerkass}} who cares about absorbing Cell Medals instead of the well-being of others. Too bad the person he suckered into becoming OOO thinks otherwise and early on shows him what a bad idea it was for Ankh to give him the Driver, as he refuses to transform and even threatens to drop the Transformation Trinket in the ocean if he were to hurt a human. [[spoiler:Like Shroud, this gets subverted, though in a different manner, since Ankh develops into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who begins to question his nature as a Greeed]].
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' has ''[[ArcNumber four]]'' Evil Mentors. The first is the Scorpio Zodiarts, who hands Zodiarts Switches to people who are jealous, though he just gives the Switches and nothing else. Then comes the Libra Zodiarts who does more with the people he chooses to be Zodiarts, from having them call him "Master Libra", to disguising himself as someone else to see if the Zodiarts still got what it takes. The third Evil Mentor is the Leo Zodiarts, who takes some people in to teach them how to harness their combat pretty well. But by far, the better example of the Evil Mentor trope done in Fourze is the [[spoiler:Virgo Zodiarts]], who [[spoiler:disguised himself as Tachibana and mentored Ryusei, leading him on the idea that he'll save his friend with the Aries Switch. In an odd twist, Tachibana acts like a classic mentor to Ryusei. If you guessed this is a subversion, then congratulations, you're catching on. The Virgo Zodiarts wanted to oppose the other Zodiarts without getting caught for it, hence the disguise, and when he revealed his true identity, he also revealed that he was GoodAllAlong]].
** ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' managed to go four in a row with what is perhaps [[FourIsDeath the evilest of mentors]]. [[spoiler:See, where as the other three Evil Mentors had some connection with the BigBad, Kamen Rider Wizard decided to cut the middleman and made The White Wizard and the Big Bad Wiseman one in the same, using not only Haruto (and later on three other Wizards) for his schemes, but also the entire Phantom race. It manages to ''double'' subvert this trope. His aim is to save his daughter. A noble goal, right? How does he achieve it? Well, murdering dozens of people and having monsters taking over them, some of whom have killed people in their wake as well, indirectly making a serial killer very powerful, kidnapping a kid and an expecting father and brainwashing them into becoming Wizards, and ultimately planning to repeat the first step seems like a pretty huge leap off the slippery slope just to save someone.]]

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** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' has [[spoiler:Shroud]], Shroud, who gives gave her student his TransformationTrinket after he lost his parents to a Dopant attack. The evil kicks in when it's revealed that [[spoiler:''she'' she was the one who gave the Dopant his Trinket ''his'' trinket as well. She also intended him to combine his powers with TheHero's partner to become a rider made of pure hatred. However, this is all {{subverted}}, since Shroud didn't intend for the Dopant to go on the loose well, and kill tons both of people and that the student was just them were her Plan B in attempts at a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the BigBad who happens BigBad. She didn't intend for the Dopant to be turn out as monstrous as he did, though, and Terui eventually manages to show Shroud the error of her husband. The student soon shows her that they won't rely on hatred to take him down]].
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** Ankh of ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' plays this a little lightly with Ankh. He's more thinks he's this, but his intended puppet turns out to be an exemplar of a {{Jerkass}} who cares about absorbing Cell Medals ObfuscatingStupidity and instead of starts the well-being slow process of others. Too bad the person he suckered into becoming OOO thinks otherwise and early on shows him what a bad idea it was for turning Ankh to give him the Driver, as he refuses to transform and even threatens to drop the Transformation Trinket in the ocean if he were to hurt a human. [[spoiler:Like Shroud, this gets subverted, though in a different manner, since Ankh develops into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who begins to question his nature as a Greeed]].
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** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' has ''[[ArcNumber four]]'' Evil Mentors. The first is the Scorpio Zodiarts, Kuniteru Emoto, who hands Zodiarts Switches to people who are jealous, though he just gives the Switches and nothing else. Then comes the Libra Zodiarts who does more with the people he chooses to be Zodiarts, from having them call him "Master Libra", to disguising himself as someone else to see if the Zodiarts still got what it takes. The third Evil Mentor is the Leo Zodiarts, who takes some people in to teach them how to harness their combat pretty well. But by far, the better example of the Evil Mentor trope done in Fourze is the [[spoiler:Virgo Zodiarts]], who [[spoiler:disguised himself mentors Ryusei as Tachibana and mentored Ryusei, leading him on the idea that he'll save his friend with the Aries Switch. In an odd twist, Tachibana acts like a classic mentor as right-hand woman to Ryusei. If you guessed this is a subversion, then congratulations, you're catching on. The the BigBad as the Virgo Zodiarts wanted to oppose Zodiarts. The ruse is maintained in part through the other Zodiarts without getting caught for it, hence the disguise, and when he revealed his true identity, he also GenderBender that Kuniteru undergoes in his/her villainous identity. That said, it's eventually revealed that Tachibana is the closer to Kuniteru's real persona, as he was GoodAllAlong]].
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** ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' managed to go four in a row with what is perhaps [[FourIsDeath the evilest of mentors]]. [[spoiler:See, where has its evil mentor double as the other three Evil Mentors had some connection with the its BigBad, Kamen Rider Wizard decided to cut as Wiseman and the middleman and made The White Wizard are proven to be one and the Big Bad Wiseman one in the same, using not only Haruto (and later on three other Wizards) for his schemes, but also sending Phantoms to drive the entire Phantom race. It manages VictimOfTheWeek to ''double'' subvert this trope. His aim is to save his daughter. A noble goal, right? How does he achieve it? Well, murdering dozens of people despair as Wiseman and having monsters taking over them, some Haruto kill the Phantoms as the White Wizard. His real goal is to find four victims who become new wizards instead of whom have killed people new Phantoms, so that he can use them as sacrifices to resurrect his daughter.
** ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' receives frequent advice and gifts from DJ Sagara, who at first appears to be a humble Yggdrasil employee before steadily revealing himself to be the avatar of the Helheim Forest itself, and thus the EldritchAbomination behind everything, with his gifts pushing Kouta to win the fight for the Golden Fruit. Unusually for the franchise, [[KarmaHoudini Sagara gets away with everything]], being treated as a force of nature rather than a person.
** ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'' repeats Gaim's trick in a more complex manner: all sides of the show's conflict, including the one that acts like the BiggerBad otherwise, are pushed and prodded along
in their wake as well, indirectly making a serial killer very powerful, kidnapping a kid and an expecting father and brainwashing them into becoming Wizards, and ultimately planning to repeat the first step LensmanArmsRace by Blood Stalk, who seems like a pretty huge leap off oddly unconcerned with gathering any more power of his own. While he favors Sento and Banjou as the slippery slope main targets of his pushing, he'll just as gladly hand other characters the keys to save someone.]]more power in order to give them a steady stream of appropriate rivals to fight.
27th Jan '18 9:30:39 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Subverted with William Kraft in military thriller ''Literature/{{Victoria}}''. As weird as it sounds, Kraft is a good-aligned, ''heroic'' example of this: his ''ideals'' are pure, or at any rate presented as such by the narrative, and he plays the standard heroic mentor role to TheHero, John Rumford -- but his extremely ruthless ''[[KnightTemplar methods]]'' (which sometimes dismay even Rumford, an ex-military guerrilla warfare specialist) are [[Film/TheKarateKid much more those of the Cobra Kai than of Mr. Miyagi's school]].
27th Dec '17 10:40:00 AM BeerBaron
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** The series' [[OurLichesAreDifferent Liches]] commonly serve as these to still-mortal {{necromancer}}s, who hope to one day become Liches themselves.
3rd Dec '17 8:57:24 PM GreatWhite
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* [[spoiler: El Ciervo]] in ''Webcomic/TheHazardsOfLove'' takes in the protagonist as a servant and seems to be best described as a mentor/antagonist figure.
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