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25th Jan '16 10:59:31 AM WillBGood
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', it is revealed that the [[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 the [[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]].
17th Jan '16 11:15:26 AM Yuihime
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** In ''The Force Awakens'', Kylo Ren offers to be one for Rey, but [[NiceJobFixingItVillain unwittingly gives her the resolve to find her calm and defeat him]].
15th Jan '16 8:12:52 PM Ramona122003
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': ** The world's greatest assassin, Mercenary Tao, and his brother, the Crane Hermit, were Tien and Chiaotzu's teachers before they defected. ** PlayedWith in regard to Piccolo and Gohan. Piccolo was still evil when he kidnapped Gohan and planned to raise him to help him take over the world and fight his own father. [[{{Irony}} Gohan's kindness ended turning Piccolo into a good person]]. ** After Frieza murdered the Saiyans, [[SparingTheAces he took Vegeta in and raised him as one of his men]]. Despite Frieza saying that he pampered and took care of Vegeta, he was often the subject of FantasticRacism.
3rd Jan '16 10:32:12 AM nombretomado
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* The Book of Eibon's Index/tables of contents in {{Soul Eater}}. * CodeGeass R2 has Schneizel El Britannia playing this role, towards [[spoiler: Nina Einstein.]]
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* The Book of Eibon's Index/tables of contents in {{Soul Eater}}. ''Manga/SoulEater''. * CodeGeass ''Anime/CodeGeass'' R2 has Schneizel El Britannia playing this role, towards [[spoiler: Nina Einstein.]]
2nd Jan '16 7:33:06 AM Servbot
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* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}} and the Pirate's Curse'' reveals that the Pirate Master was this for Shantae's ArchEnemy, Risky Boots. Before the Pirate Master was sealed by the Genies, Risky sailed under his command as his first mate and he taught her everything she knows.
29th Dec '15 1:52:47 PM WillBGood
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* [[ComicBook/NewGods Granny Goodness]] was a mentor for several villains from Apokolips, but also trained Scott Free (aka Mister Miracle) and Big Barda, both of eventually becoming heroes.
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* [[ComicBook/NewGods Granny Goodness]] was a mentor for several villains from Apokolips, but also trained Scott Free (aka Mister Miracle) and Big Barda, both of whom eventually becoming became heroes.
13th Dec '15 12:10:10 PM erforce
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* ''[[KenichiTheMightiestDisciple History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi]]'' introduces a ''whole organization'' of these in the manga after the arc covered in the anime called Yami. Unlike Kenichi's masters, Yami stresses the value of martial arts as killing methods. One member in particular [[spoiler: Isshinsai Ogata aka the Saint Fist]] has taken an interest in Kenichi... * ''MahouSenseiNegima''
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* ''[[KenichiTheMightiestDisciple ''[[Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi]]'' introduces a ''whole organization'' of these in the manga after the arc covered in the anime called Yami. Unlike Kenichi's masters, Yami stresses the value of martial arts as killing methods. One member in particular [[spoiler: Isshinsai Ogata aka the Saint Fist]] has taken an interest in Kenichi... * ''MahouSenseiNegima''''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''

* ''Film/TheKarateKid, part 3'' had Mr. Silver, slowly training Daniel to become more and more vicious in his fighting tactics. This climaxes when Daniel punches another guy in the nose at a dance, which makes him realize [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone what he has done]]. * Jade Fox in ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''.
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* ''Film/TheKarateKid, part 3'' ''Film/TheKarateKidPartIII'' had Mr. Silver, slowly training Daniel to become more and more vicious in his fighting tactics. This climaxes when Daniel punches another guy in the nose at a dance, which makes him realize [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone what he has done]]. * %%* Jade Fox in ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''.

* Some fans interpret [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lector]] as regarding himself as this to Clarice Starling in the film versions, but if so, it's ''entirely'' one-sided. * In ''Film/KillBill: Volume 2'', there's the Bride's sensei, Pai Mei. He's clearly a cruel man, and according to the film's mythology was responsible for the destruction of the Shaolin Temple because [[DisproportionateRetribution a Shaolin monk that he passed on the road didn't return the slight nod that he gave him]]. He's been known to snatch out the eyes of those who look on him with defiance and snap the backs and necks of those who give him sass like they were twigs. [[spoiler: This eventually gets him killed when he snatches out Elle Driver's right eye for calling him a "miserable old fool," and she retaliates by poisoning his fish heads]]. He hates Caucasians, despises Americans and has nothing but contempt for women. Despite this, the Bride, an [[MightyWhitey American, white]] [[LadyOfWar woman]], becomes his greatest student, the only one he teaches his [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique]]. She also leans to love him like a father, [[spoiler:eventually avenging his death by snatching out Driver's ''left'' eye.]]
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* Some In film centering around Franchise/HannibalLecter, some fans interpret [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lector]] as regarding himself as this to Clarice Starling in the film versions, ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' and ''Film/{{Hannibal}}'', but if so, it's ''entirely'' one-sided. * In ''Film/KillBill: Volume 2'', ''Film/KillBillVol2'', there's the Bride's sensei, Pai Mei. He's clearly a cruel man, and according to the film's mythology was responsible for the destruction of the Shaolin Temple because [[DisproportionateRetribution a Shaolin monk that he passed on the road didn't return the slight nod that he gave him]]. He's been known to snatch out the eyes of those who look on him with defiance and snap the backs and necks of those who give him sass like they were twigs. [[spoiler: This eventually gets him killed when he snatches out Elle Driver's right eye for calling him a "miserable old fool," and she retaliates by poisoning his fish heads]]. He hates Caucasians, despises Americans and has nothing but contempt for women. Despite this, the Bride, an [[MightyWhitey American, white]] [[LadyOfWar woman]], becomes his greatest student, the only one he teaches his [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique]]. She also leans to love him like a father, [[spoiler:eventually avenging his death by snatching out Driver's ''left'' eye.]]
11th Dec '15 12:10:38 PM SSJMagus
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** This happens often in the Extended Universe (to Ulic Qel-Droma, Luke Skywalker, Jacen Solo...)
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** This happens often in the Extended Expanded Universe (to (Exar Kun to Ulic Qel-Droma, [[spoiler:Joruus C'baoth and the reborn Emperor Palpatine]] to Luke Skywalker, [[spoiler:Lumiya]] to Jacen Solo...)). Since aside from a few periods of Sith ascendancy, the Jedi Order is usually a much larger organization with a correspondingly larger talent pool, corrupting a promising Jedi is a common method of producing the next Dark Lord of the Sith. Though it has mixed results for the Sith, when it does work it tends to work ''very well''. [[GoneHorriblyRight Sometimes]] [[KlingonPromotion too well]], but a Sith master already knows that's a risk they take when training ''anyone''.

** 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. 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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** 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.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.
11th Dec '15 11:54:01 AM SSJMagus
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** Ali Al-Saachez from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' served as one to Kurdish ChildSoldiers, going as far as to instruct them to become {{Self Made Orphan}}s in the name of "god". One of those children, Soran Ibrahim, eventually became Setsuna F. Seiei, TheHero of the series.
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** Ali Al-Saachez from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' served as one to Kurdish ChildSoldiers, going as far as to instruct them to become {{Self Made Orphan}}s in the name of "god". (Ali himself couldn't care less about religion, other than as a tool to motivate the kids he's manipulating.) One of those children, Soran Ibrahim, eventually became Setsuna F. Seiei, TheHero of the series.
6th Dec '15 2:09:01 PM LentilSandEater
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* In Book 2 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Korra herself is instructed briefly by her [[EvilUncle uncle]] Unalaq, that gives her some spiritual training and, like with Hama and Katara, a new waterbending technique, that infuses water with [[LightEmUp light]]. [[spoiler: This bites him ''severely'' in the ass at the season finale when Korra uses this very same technique to purify Unavaatu]]. ** Bolin had two of these: Shady Shin and Varrick.
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* In Book 2 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': ** Korra herself is instructed briefly by her [[EvilUncle uncle]] Unalaq, that gives her some spiritual training and, like with Hama and Katara, a new waterbending technique, that infuses water with [[LightEmUp light]]. [[spoiler: This bites him ''severely'' in the ass at the season finale when Korra uses this very same technique to purify Unavaatu]]. ** Bolin had two three of these: Shady Shin and Varrick.Varrick, but neither of them manage to do anything to corrupt him. He also becomes one of Kuvira's lieutenants in the fourth book and unwittingly does a lot of morally grey enforcement in her campaign to reunite the Earth Kingdom. Eventually he cottons on and helps overthrow her.
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