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2nd Aug '16 4:03:33 PM TheNicestGuy
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* The episode "The Doctor In Sin" of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has an Evil Mentor who is an interesting inversion of the StealthMentor. Dr. Henry Killinger acts as a life coach to Dr. Venture, revitalizing his company, his life, and his soul. Mystic Dr. Orpheus is convinced from the start that he is pure evil, but [[TheCassandra no one else is too worried]], and all of Killinger's advice is effective. Dr. Venture realizes with a shock only at the very end that Killinger has been grooming him to be a supervillain, archrival of his own [[CainAndAbel brother]]. He decides not to go through with it, and Killinger leaves graciously.
-->'''Dr. Venture:''' He thinks I'm a... Brock, am I a... bad person?\\
'''Brock:''' What the hell just happened?\\
'''Dr. Venture:''' Am I, Brock?!\\
'''Brock:''' [[NonAnswer Ehhh...]]
13th Jul '16 5:20:34 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* When Wrestling/RingOfHonor decided to officially launch its own women's division in 2015, Kelly Klein signed on as a chance to reinvent herself. BJ Whitmer, who had come to embrace the fact he was an "evil man", jumped on this chance to ensure someone would carry on his evil legacy and turned out to be [[SoProudOfYou very proud]] of the results.[[/folder]]
7th Jul '16 8:48:37 AM Morgenthaler
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** Terra and Master Xehanort in ''Birth by Sleep''. After Terra's brief use of dark power costs him his Mark of Mastery exam, Xehanort takes advantage of Terra's strained relationship with TheObiWan (Eraqus) and offers him the validation he craves. While Riku later proves that darkness can be safely channeled, Xehanort's "comfort" is entirely self-serving. It's like Anakin and Palpatine compressed into one story.

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** Terra and Master Xehanort in ''Birth by Sleep''. After Terra's brief use of dark power costs him his Mark of Mastery exam, Xehanort takes advantage of Terra's strained relationship with TheObiWan the mentor (Eraqus) and offers him the validation he craves. While Riku later proves that darkness can be safely channeled, Xehanort's "comfort" is entirely self-serving. It's like Anakin and Palpatine compressed into one story.
6th Jul '16 1:55:34 PM Willbyr
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* ''MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'' has Yako learning about the mysteries of humanity from a demon from hell, a sociopath killer, and the {{Yakuza}}. By the end of the manga, she takes all that she's learned from monsters and [[spoiler: dedicates herself to peaceful conflict resolution regardless of country or creed.]]

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* ''MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'' ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'' has Yako learning about the mysteries of humanity from a demon from hell, a sociopath killer, and the {{Yakuza}}. By the end of the manga, she takes all that she's learned from monsters and [[spoiler: dedicates herself to peaceful conflict resolution regardless of country or creed.]]
5th Jul '16 1:59:23 PM OlmoJV
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* In ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'', it's revealed that the lessons that set [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron the Horned King]] to become the [[TheDreaded feared walord]] he's known as were originally learned centuries ago from [[AscendedExtra Arawn]], the [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Nouns}} Death]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Titles}} Lord]] of [[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain Annuvin]] (who's spirit is [[SealedEvilInACan trapped]] inside [[ArtifactOfDoom the Black Cauldron]]).

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* In ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'', it's revealed that the lessons that set [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron the Horned King]] to become the [[TheDreaded feared walord]] he's known as were originally learned centuries ago from [[AscendedExtra Arawn]], the [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Nouns}} Death]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Titles}} Lord]] of [[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain Annuvin]] (who's (whose spirit is [[SealedEvilInACan trapped]] inside [[ArtifactOfDoom the Black Cauldron]]).
30th Jun '16 4:28:37 PM Anddrix
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** Though the "evil" label threatens a whole can of worms, Vriska mentored John over the course of Act 5-2 in all her Morally Ambiguous BaseBreaker glory, and like many other examples started to achieve some measure of redemption via this association, while still committing some of her most heinous crimes ([[spoiler: murdering Tavros, facilitating Jack's ascension, and almost allowing Jack to slaughter the Trolls]]) in this time span.

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** Though the "evil" label threatens a whole can of worms, Vriska mentored John over the course of Act 5-2 in all her Morally Ambiguous BaseBreaker glory, and like many other examples started to achieve some measure of redemption via this association, while still committing some of her most heinous crimes ([[spoiler: murdering Tavros, facilitating Jack's ascension, and almost allowing Jack to slaughter the Trolls]]) in this time span.
19th Jun '16 2:19:04 PM nombretomado
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* Joruus C'baoth in TheThrawnTrilogy calls Luke to him, and for a few days Luke follows him around trying to learn from him, but quickly comes to believe that C'baoth was insane and had possibly fallen to the Dark Side. C'baoth believes himself to be [[AGodAmI the ultimate authority]], naturally above [[WhatMeasureIsANonSuper those who are not Jedi]]. This is cinched when Luke tries to leave with Mara Jade and they are attacked, and later when they find that he was working with Thrawn.
** Interestingly played with in OutboundFlight, with Jorus C'baoth ([[CloningGambit the original]]) and his interest in the fourteen-year-old Anakin Skywalker. The original C'baoth had a superiority complex and beliefs [[InTheBlood much like his clone's]], though slightly less obvious (since C'baoth hasn't actually gone insane ''yet''). Obi-Wan is uneasy about this. Anakin, in some of the most subtle this-kid-isn't-gonna-turn-out-right characterization in or out of the ExpandedUniverse, thinks that C'baoth is awesome. He solves things so ''quickly'', and he doesn't take nonsense from anyone.

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* Joruus C'baoth in TheThrawnTrilogy ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' calls Luke to him, and for a few days Luke follows him around trying to learn from him, but quickly comes to believe that C'baoth was insane and had possibly fallen to the Dark Side. C'baoth believes himself to be [[AGodAmI the ultimate authority]], naturally above [[WhatMeasureIsANonSuper those who are not Jedi]]. This is cinched when Luke tries to leave with Mara Jade and they are attacked, and later when they find that he was working with Thrawn.
** Interestingly played with in OutboundFlight, ''Literature/OutboundFlight'', with Jorus C'baoth ([[CloningGambit the original]]) and his interest in the fourteen-year-old Anakin Skywalker. The original C'baoth had a superiority complex and beliefs [[InTheBlood much like his clone's]], though slightly less obvious (since C'baoth hasn't actually gone insane ''yet''). Obi-Wan is uneasy about this. Anakin, in some of the most subtle this-kid-isn't-gonna-turn-out-right characterization in or out of the ExpandedUniverse, thinks that C'baoth is awesome. He solves things so ''quickly'', and he doesn't take nonsense from anyone.
4th May '16 12:32:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[EvilSorcerer The Morgawr]] to [[DarkMagicalGirl The Ilse Witch]] in ''TheVoyageOfTheJerleShannara''.
* Viv Ivins in the LeftBehind prequel books serves this role to Marilena Carpathia when she seeks to be pregnant and ends up becoming the mother to the future Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia until [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she is killed off]].
* In the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' the man whose name is not Jack Bannister is a varient of this for Fisk. The skills he was teaching were along the lines of conning and burlary, so it wasn't as though Fisk didn't know he was a bad guy, he just turned out to be a much greater {{Jerkass}} than Fisk had first thought. His last lesson to Fisk is that life sucks, and when Fisk finally recovers from the schooling, Jack tries to reinforce the lesson by [[spoiler:having Michael tossed off a cliff]].

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* [[EvilSorcerer The Morgawr]] to [[DarkMagicalGirl The Ilse Witch]] in ''TheVoyageOfTheJerleShannara''.
''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheJerleShannara''.
* Viv Ivins in the LeftBehind Literature/LeftBehind prequel books serves this role to Marilena Carpathia when she seeks to be pregnant and ends up becoming the mother to the future Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia until [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she is killed off]].
* In the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries'' the man whose name is not Jack Bannister is a varient of this for Fisk. The skills he was teaching were along the lines of conning and burlary, so it wasn't as though Fisk didn't know he was a bad guy, he just turned out to be a much greater {{Jerkass}} than Fisk had first thought. His last lesson to Fisk is that life sucks, and when Fisk finally recovers from the schooling, Jack tries to reinforce the lesson by [[spoiler:having Michael tossed off a cliff]].
1st May '16 6:15:10 PM Grobi
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* ''{{Knights of the Old Republic}} II'':

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* ''{{Knights of the Old Republic}} II'':''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'':
20th Apr '16 5:34:04 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', it is revealed that [[spoiler:Harrison Wells]], Barry's mentor, is apparently also [[spoiler:the man in yellow, i.e., the Reverse Flash]]. The reason for that is [[spoiler:Eobard Thawne, the Flash's nemesis from the distant future, went back in time to when Barry was 12 to try to kill him, only to be stopped by Future!Barry. Angry, Thawne killed Barry's mother out of spite, but discovered that the time jump robbed him of a stable connection to the Speed Force, stranding him in the past. Killing and taking the face of the real Dr. Wells, Thawne built the particle accelerator several years earlier than intended in order to create the Flash himself in order to eventually use Barry's connection to the Speed Force to get back home]].

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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', it is revealed that [[spoiler:Harrison Wells]], Barry's mentor, is apparently also [[spoiler:the man in yellow, i.e., the Reverse Flash]]. The reason for that is [[spoiler:Eobard Thawne, the Flash's nemesis from the distant future, went back in time to when Barry was 12 to try to kill him, only to be stopped by Future!Barry. Angry, Thawne killed Barry's mother out of spite, but discovered that the time jump robbed him of a stable connection to the Speed Force, stranding him in the past. Killing and taking the face of the real Dr. Wells, Thawne built the particle accelerator several years earlier than intended in order to create the Flash himself in order to eventually use Barry's connection to the Speed Force to get back home]]. Later, [[spoiler:Barry's new mentor Jay Garrick, the Flash of Earth 2, turns out to be the same person as Zoom, the evil speedster of Earth 2. As Zoom, he keeps sending enemies to try and kill Barry. As Jay, he trains Barry to be faster. His end goal is to siphon away Barry's speed for himself in order to cure his degenerative condition, caused by his abuse of the Velocity SuperSerum]].
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