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21st Mar '17 1:57:34 AM jouXIII
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* [[MagnificentBastard Littlefinger]] from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' ends up becoming this for [[spoiler: [[BreakTheCutie Sansa Stark]].]]. He has... [[ParentalIncest paternal]] feelings for her.



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Three-Eyed Crow [[spoiler:aka Brynden "Bloodraven" Rivers]] serves as one of these to Bran... maybe. The ambiguity isn't whether or not he's a mentor, because he is training Bran in how to use his greenseer and warg abilities. The ambiguity comes from whether he really can be considered evil. [[spoiler:Before he went and merged with a tree, Bloodraven went to truly extreme lengths to destroy House Blackfyre and their rival claim to the Iron Throne, to the point that King Aegon V, the direct beneficiary of his actions, sent him to the Wall in disgust. On the other hand, his extermination of the Blackfyres brought nearly half a century of relative peace to Westeros, so it could well be a case of TheExtremistWasRight, and Bloodraven is on record giving IDidWhatIHadToDo as his reason for his actions. And given the nature of [[ProphecyTwist greensight]], he may not have had a choice in the matter. Despite his intentions, however, most of Westeros remembers Bloodraven as a villainous sorcerer and EvilChancellor.]]

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', [[MagnificentBastard Littlefinger]] from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' ends up becoming this for [[spoiler: [[BreakTheCutie Sansa Stark]].]]. He has... [[ParentalIncest paternal]] feelings for her.
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the Three-Eyed Crow [[spoiler:aka Brynden "Bloodraven" Rivers]] serves as one of these to Bran... maybe. The ambiguity isn't whether or not he's a mentor, because he is training Bran in how to use his greenseer and warg abilities. The ambiguity comes from whether he really can be considered evil. [[spoiler:Before he went and merged with a tree, Bloodraven went to truly extreme lengths to destroy House Blackfyre and their rival claim to the Iron Throne, to the point that King Aegon V, the direct beneficiary of his actions, sent him to the Wall in disgust. On the other hand, his extermination of the Blackfyres brought nearly half a century of relative peace to Westeros, so it could well be a case of TheExtremistWasRight, and Bloodraven is on record giving IDidWhatIHadToDo as his reason for his actions. And given the nature of [[ProphecyTwist greensight]], he may not have had a choice in the matter. Despite his intentions, however, most of Westeros remembers Bloodraven as a villainous sorcerer and EvilChancellor.]]
10th Mar '17 6:54:41 AM GrammarNavi
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Three-Eyed Crow [[spoiler:aka Brynden "Bloodraven" Rivers]] serves as one of these to Bran... maybe. The ambiguity isn't whether or not he's a mentor, because he is training Bran in how to use his greenseer and warg abilities. The ambiguity comes from whether he really can be considered evil. [[spoiler:Before he went and merged with a tree, Bloodraven went to truly extreme lengths to destroy House Blackfyre and their rival claim to the Iron Throne, to the point that King Aegon V, the direct beneficiary of his actions, sent him to the Wall in disgust. On the other hand, his extermination of the Blackfyres brought nearly half a century of relative peace to Westeros, so it could well be a case of TheExtremistWasRight, and Bloodraven is on record giving IDidWhatIHadToDo as his reason for his actions. And given the nature of [[ProphecyTwist greensight]], he may not have had a choice in the matter. Despite his intentions, however, most of Westeros remembers Bloodraven as a villainous sorcerer and TheEvilChancellor.]]

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Three-Eyed Crow [[spoiler:aka Brynden "Bloodraven" Rivers]] serves as one of these to Bran... maybe. The ambiguity isn't whether or not he's a mentor, because he is training Bran in how to use his greenseer and warg abilities. The ambiguity comes from whether he really can be considered evil. [[spoiler:Before he went and merged with a tree, Bloodraven went to truly extreme lengths to destroy House Blackfyre and their rival claim to the Iron Throne, to the point that King Aegon V, the direct beneficiary of his actions, sent him to the Wall in disgust. On the other hand, his extermination of the Blackfyres brought nearly half a century of relative peace to Westeros, so it could well be a case of TheExtremistWasRight, and Bloodraven is on record giving IDidWhatIHadToDo as his reason for his actions. And given the nature of [[ProphecyTwist greensight]], he may not have had a choice in the matter. Despite his intentions, however, most of Westeros remembers Bloodraven as a villainous sorcerer and TheEvilChancellor.EvilChancellor.]]
23rd Feb '17 5:41:20 AM ScottMarshall
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Three-Eyed Crow [[spoiler:aka Brynden "Bloodraven" Rivers]] serves as one of these to Bran... maybe. The ambiguity isn't whether or not he's a mentor, because he is training Bran in how to use his greenseer and warg abilities. The ambiguity comes from whether he really can be considered evil. [[spoiler:Before he went and merged with a tree, Bloodraven went to truly extreme lengths to destroy House Blackfyre and their rival claim to the Iron Throne, to the point that King Aegon V, the direct beneficiary of his actions, sent him to the Wall in disgust. On the other hand, his extermination of the Blackfyres brought nearly half a century of relative peace to Westeros, so it could well be a case of TheExtremistWasRight, and Bloodraven is on record giving IDidWhatIHadToDo as his reason for his actions. And given the nature of [[ProphecyTwist greensight]], he may not have had a choice in the matter. Despite his intentions, however, most of Westeros remembers Bloodraven as a villainous sorcerer and TheEvilChancellor.]]
25th Jan '17 7:11:59 PM H2SO4
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** Bolin had three of these. The first two are Shady Shin and Varrick, neither of whom manage to do anything to corrupt him other than causing him to stretch his morals. 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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** Bolin had three of these. The first two are Shady Shin and Varrick, neither of whom manage to do anything to corrupt him other than other causing him to stretch his morals.morals with less-than-legal tools of the trade. 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.
24th Jan '17 10:46:00 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]]. 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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* 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]]. Averted with [[spoiler:the real Jay Garrick, the Flash of Earth 3. It helps that Jay is the double of Barry's late father, so Barry is predisposed to trusting him]].
24th Jan '17 9:40:23 AM wootzits
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* ''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.]]

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%%* ''Manga/AstroBoy'': Dr. Umatarō Tenma.
* ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'' has Yako learning about ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'': The BigBad, [[spoiler:Tenzen Yakushiji]], takes a boy in ([[spoiler:Koushirou Chikuma]]) and trains him as his apprentice and [[TheDragon right hand]], years before the mysteries of humanity from a demon from hell, a sociopath killer, and the {{Yakuza}}. By the end events of the manga, she takes all series start.
* ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'': Osamu Dazai was trained directly under the Port Mafia's current boss to be a coldhearted, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] [[TheChessmaster strategist]] as a teenager. Years after defecting from the Port Mafia, the effects still linger.
%%* ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'': Schneizel El Britannia plays this role towards [[spoiler:Nina Einstein.]]
* ''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 she's learned from monsters he pampered and [[spoiler: dedicates herself took care of Vegeta, he was often the subject of FantasticRacism.
* ''LightNovel/FateZero'': Gilgamesh acts as this in a slightly odd way
to peaceful conflict resolution regardless Kotomine Kirei. It's not that Gil is ''evil'', he just believes a person should do what brings them the most [[TheHedonist pleasure]], which for Kirei turns out to be causing others pain (which Kirei hates). Gil then spends the series encouraging a reluctant Kirei to embrace his true self, which he eventually does to the rest of country or creed.]]the cast's misfortune.



* In the original ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Gozaburo Kaiba was this to Seto, at least in his own mind. While he was exceptionally harsh and strict to young Seto - and even abusive at times - he was trying to mold Seto into the ruthless tycoon that ''he'' was, devoid of emotion and able to continue his military firm. Ironically, this was Gozaburo's undoing. He specifically told Seto that to succeed, he could not trust ''anyone'', not even ''him'', and while Seto grew to ''despise'' Gozaburo, that was a lesson he learned only too well, [[DeceptiveDisciple using it to take over KaibaCorp in a hostile takeover]] and once in charge proceed to destroy his adoptive father's life's work.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Monkey Saruyama (called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mr. Shroud]] in the dub) was this to Ryu; a seedy duelist manager, he used brutal FightClubbing to help get Ryu back on his feet and back to the top of the Pro Leagues, but in the process, fully transformed Ryu from the honorable duelist he was to "Hell Kaiser", the selfish one who would win at all costs, no matter who he hurt. Unfortunately for Saruyama, it worked only too well; once Ryu decided he didn't need him, he fired Saruyama and threw him out of his car like garbage.
* Divine from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''. As leader of the Arcadia Movement, he told his students (such as Aki) that he was trying to help them control their PsychicPowers. Truthfully, he was purposely making them even ''more'' destructive, hoping to mold them into an army of psychic assassins.
* The BigBad of ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'', [[spoiler: Tenzen Yakushiji]], takes a boy in ([[spoiler: Koushirou Chikuma]]) and trains him as his apprentice and [[TheDragon right hand]], years before the events of the series start.
* ''[[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...

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* In the original ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Gozaburo Kaiba was this to Seto, at least in his own mind. While he was exceptionally harsh and strict to young Seto - and even abusive at times - he was trying to mold Seto into the ruthless tycoon that ''he'' was, devoid of emotion and able to continue his military firm. Ironically, this was Gozaburo's undoing. He specifically told Seto that to succeed, he could not trust ''anyone'', not even ''him'', and while Seto grew to ''despise'' Gozaburo, that was a lesson he learned only too well, [[DeceptiveDisciple using it to take over KaibaCorp in a hostile takeover]] and once in charge proceed to destroy his adoptive father's life's work.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Monkey Saruyama (called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mr. Shroud]] in the dub) was this to Ryu; a seedy duelist manager, he used brutal FightClubbing to help get Ryu back on his feet and back to the top of the Pro Leagues, but in the process, fully transformed Ryu from the honorable duelist he was to "Hell Kaiser", the selfish one who would win at all costs, no matter who he hurt. Unfortunately for Saruyama, it worked only too well; once Ryu decided he didn't need him, he fired Saruyama and threw him out of his car like garbage.
* Divine from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''. As leader of the Arcadia Movement, he told his students (such as Aki) that he was trying to help them control their PsychicPowers. Truthfully, he was purposely making them even ''more'' destructive, hoping to mold them into an army of psychic assassins.
* The BigBad of ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'', [[spoiler: Tenzen Yakushiji]], takes a boy in ([[spoiler: Koushirou Chikuma]]) and trains him as his apprentice and [[TheDragon right hand]], years before the events of the series start.
* ''[[Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi]]''
''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' 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 [[spoiler:Isshinsai Ogata aka the Saint Fist]] has taken an interest in Kenichi...



* The Book of Eibon's Index/tables of contents in ''Manga/SoulEater''.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' R2 has Schneizel El Britannia playing this role, towards [[spoiler: Nina Einstein.]]
* Makoto Shishio from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', towards Soujirou Seta. He was kinder towards Soujirou [[AbusiveParents than his abusive stepsiblings]] [[TheUnfavorite ever were to him]].
* Dr. Umatarō Tenma from ''Manga/AstroBoy''.

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* The Book ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'': Yako learns about the mysteries of Eibon's Index/tables of contents in ''Manga/SoulEater''.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' R2 has Schneizel El Britannia playing this role, towards [[spoiler: Nina Einstein.]]
* Makoto Shishio
humanity from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', towards Soujirou Seta. He was kinder towards Soujirou [[AbusiveParents than his abusive stepsiblings]] [[TheUnfavorite ever were to him]].
* Dr. Umatarō Tenma
a demon from ''Manga/AstroBoy''.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.]]



* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', Gilgamesh acts as this in a slightly odd way to Kotomine Kirei. It's not that Gil is ''evil'', he just believes a person should do what brings them the most [[TheHedonist pleasure]], which for Kirei turns out to be causing others pain (which Kirei hates). Gil then spends the series encouraging a reluctant Kirei to embrace his true self, which he eventually does to the rest of the cast's misfortune.
* ''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.
* Dazai Osamu of ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'' was trained directly under the Port Mafia's current boss to be a coldhearted, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] [[TheChessmaster strategist]] as a teenager. Years after defecting from the Port Mafia, the effects still linger.

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%%* ''Anime/RingingBell'': The wolf becomes this to Chirin near the end.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Makoto Shishio, towards Soujirou Seta. He was kinder towards Soujirou [[AbusiveParents than his abusive stepsiblings]] [[TheUnfavorite ever were to him]].
%%* ''Manga/SoulEater'': The Book of Eibon's Index/tables of contents.
* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', Gilgamesh acts as the original ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Gozaburo Kaiba was this to Seto, at least in a slightly odd way his own mind. While he was exceptionally harsh and strict to Kotomine Kirei. It's not young Seto - and even abusive at times - he was trying to mold Seto into the ruthless tycoon that Gil is ''evil'', he just believes a person should do what brings them the most [[TheHedonist pleasure]], which for Kirei turns out ''he'' was, devoid of emotion and able to be causing others pain (which Kirei hates). Gil then spends the series encouraging a reluctant Kirei to embrace continue his true self, which military firm. Ironically, this was Gozaburo's undoing. He specifically told Seto that to succeed, he eventually does to the rest of the cast's misfortune.
* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** The world's greatest assassin, Mercenary Tao,
could not trust ''anyone'', not even ''him'', and his brother, the Crane Hermit, were Tien and Chiaotzu's teachers before they defected.
** PlayedWith in regard
while Seto grew to Piccolo and Gohan. Piccolo ''despise'' Gozaburo, that was still evil when a lesson he kidnapped Gohan and planned learned only too well, [[DeceptiveDisciple using it to raise him to help him take over KaibaCorp in a hostile takeover]] and once in charge proceed to destroy his adoptive father's life's work.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Monkey Saruyama (called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mr. Shroud]] in
the world dub) was this to Ryu; a seedy duelist manager, he used brutal FightClubbing to help get Ryu back on his feet and fight his own father. [[{{Irony}} Gohan's kindness ended turning Piccolo into a good person]].
** After Frieza murdered
back to the Saiyans, [[SparingTheAces he took Vegeta in and raised him as one top of his men]]. Despite Frieza saying that he pampered and took care of Vegeta, he was often the subject of FantasticRacism.
* Dazai Osamu of ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'' was trained directly under
Pro Leagues, but in the Port Mafia's current boss to be a coldhearted, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] [[TheChessmaster strategist]] as a teenager. Years after defecting process, fully transformed Ryu from the Port Mafia, honorable duelist he was to "Hell Kaiser", the effects still linger.selfish one who would win at all costs, no matter who he hurt. Unfortunately for Saruyama, it worked only too well; once Ryu decided he didn't need him, he fired Saruyama and threw him out of his car like garbage.
* Divine from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''. As leader of the Arcadia Movement, he told his students (such as Aki) that he was trying to help them control their PsychicPowers. Truthfully, he was purposely making them even ''more'' destructive, hoping to mold them into an army of psychic assassins.



* The wolf becomes this to Chirin near the end of ''Anime/RingingBell''.



* Gordon Gekko from ''Film/WallStreet''. In this case it's the student who pushes for the mentor's advice. As soon as Bud Fox makes himself useful to Gekko's financial schemes, Gekko takes him under his wing and gives him the life he always wanted while teaching him to be driven solely by greed and use illegal means if necessary to ensure his profits.
* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** Anakin Skywalker and Chancellor Palpatine: "I can teach you things you need to know in order to save Padme. Oh, and you'll have to kill a bunch of kids for me too, but never mind that now..."
** This happens often in the Expanded Universe (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''.
** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Kylo Ren offers to be one for Rey, but [[NiceJobFixingItVillain unwittingly gives her the resolve to find her calm and defeat him]]. Ren himself had one in [[spoiler:Supreme Leader Snoke, who lured him to the Dark Side while he was training to be a Jedi, with much the same results as the Palpatine-Anakin mentorship.]]
* ''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''.

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* Gordon Gekko from ''Film/WallStreet''. In this case it's ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'': The white supremacist leader Cameron Alexander manipulates whole scores of youngsters into the student who pushes for the mentor's advice. As soon as Bud Fox makes Neo-Nazi lifestyle by presenting himself useful to Gekko's financial schemes, Gekko takes him under as a wise mentor. Like a true evil mentor, he also has no problems selling out his wing and gives him the life he always wanted while teaching him to be driven solely by greed and use illegal means if necessary to ensure his profits.
* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** Anakin Skywalker and Chancellor Palpatine: "I can teach you things you need to know in order to save Padme. Oh, and you'll have to kill a bunch of kids for me too, but never mind that now..."
** This happens often in the Expanded Universe (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,
followers 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''.
** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Kylo Ren offers to be one for Rey, but [[NiceJobFixingItVillain unwittingly gives her the resolve to find her calm and defeat him]]. Ren himself had one in [[spoiler:Supreme Leader Snoke, who lured him to the Dark Side while he was training to be a Jedi, with much the same results as the Palpatine-Anakin mentorship.]]
* ''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''.
suits him.



* Sebastian Shaw towards Erik in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', who eventually took up Shaw's mutant supremacy ideology. A truly evil one at that, as Shaw killed his new student's mother in front of him to unleash the boy's powers and performed horrifying medical experiments on Erik.

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* Sebastian Shaw towards Erik %%* Jade Fox in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', who eventually took up Shaw's mutant supremacy ideology. A truly evil one at that, as Shaw killed his new student's mother ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''.
* John Milton
in front of ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate''. Curiously, he doesn't actively encourage Kevin to become an AmoralAttorney, just indirectly encourages him to unleash by surrounding him with the boy's powers and performed horrifying medical experiments on Erik.perks of being one, because he wants Kevin to choose that path himself.



* John Milton in ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate''. Curiously, he doesn't actively encourage Kevin to become an AmoralAttorney, just indirectly encourages him by surrounding him with the perks of being one, because he wants Kevin to choose that path himself.



* ''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]].



* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** Anakin Skywalker and Chancellor Palpatine: "I can teach you things you need to know in order to save Padme. Oh, and you'll have to kill a bunch of kids for me too, but never mind that now..."
** This happens often in the Expanded Universe (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''.
** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Kylo Ren offers to be one for Rey, but [[NiceJobFixingItVillain unwittingly gives her the resolve to find her calm and defeat him]]. Ren himself had one in [[spoiler:Supreme Leader Snoke, who lured him to the Dark Side while he was training to be a Jedi, with much the same results as the Palpatine-Anakin mentorship.]]



* ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'': The white supremacist leader Cameron Alexander manipulates whole scores of youngsters into the Neo-Nazi lifestyle by presenting himself as a wise mentor. Like a true evil mentor, he also has no problems selling out his followers when it suits him.

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* ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'': The white supremacist leader Cameron Alexander manipulates whole scores of youngsters into Gordon Gekko from ''Film/WallStreet''. In this case it's the Neo-Nazi lifestyle by presenting student who pushes for the mentor's advice. As soon as Bud Fox makes himself as a wise mentor. Like a true useful to Gekko's financial schemes, Gekko takes him under his wing and gives him the life he always wanted while teaching him to be driven solely by greed and use illegal means if necessary to ensure his profits.
* Sebastian Shaw towards Erik in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', who eventually took up Shaw's mutant supremacy ideology. A truly
evil mentor, he also has no problems selling out one at that, as Shaw killed his followers when it suits him.new student's mother in front of him to unleash the boy's powers and performed horrifying medical experiments on Erik.



* [[MagnificentBastard Littlefinger]] from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' ends up becoming this for [[spoiler: [[BreakTheCutie Sansa Stark]].]]. He has... [[ParentalIncest paternal]] feelings for her.

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* [[MagnificentBastard Littlefinger]] from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' ends up becoming this for [[spoiler: [[BreakTheCutie Sansa Stark]].]]. He has... [[ParentalIncest paternal]] feelings for her.Creator/TeresaEdgerton's ''Literature/TheCastleOfTheSilverWheel'': The dwarf Brangwengwen, a partially trained, elderly witch, knows the castle well enough to get into the Princess Diaspad's old rooms and thus to her old spellbooks (which feature BlackMagic), and offers instruction in witchcraft to Gwenlliant (who otherwise has no teacher, and few people to talk to).



** Justin [=DuMorne=], Harry's guardian and first teacher in magic. Later in the series, the fallen angel Lasciel attempts to become an Evil Mentor by teaching Harry how to power his spells with literal hellfire. [[spoiler: It doesn't work. If anything, Lasciel's image is "corrupted" by Harry, whose fundamental decency actually bleeds over into her.]]

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** Justin [=DuMorne=], Harry's guardian and first teacher in magic. Later in the series, the fallen angel Lasciel attempts to become an Evil Mentor by teaching Harry how to power his spells with literal hellfire. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It doesn't work. If anything, Lasciel's image is "corrupted" by Harry, whose fundamental decency actually bleeds over into her.]]



* Creator/TeresaEdgerton's ''Literature/TheCastleOfTheSilverWheel'': The dwarf Brangwengwen, a partially trained, elderly witch, knows the castle well enough to get into the Princess Diaspad's old rooms and thus to her old spellbooks (which feature BlackMagic), and offers instruction in witchcraft to Gwenlliant (who otherwise has no teacher, and few people to talk to).
* In ''In the Midnight Hour'' by Patti O'Shea, Ryne's mentor Anise turns to the dark side. Ryne doesn't know for sure during her years-long training period with Anise that she's secretly evil, but eventually figures out that she must have been bad all along. (You'd think Anise's kinky bedroom antics would have been a clue.) As the person closest to her, Ryne is assigned to be the one who takes Anise down, and she's afraid that she may turn to the dark side as well.



* Falcone in the ''Literature/WarchildSeries'' plays this role for Yuri. He attempts it with Jos and Cairo, too, but they don't jump at his call and both reject his teachings at once. Only Yuri follows Falcone's training and instruction without protest.
* Joruus C'baoth in ''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 ''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.
* ''The Return of the Home Run Kid'' by Matt Christopher (sequel to ''The Kid Who Only Hit Homers'') is essentially the G-rated version of this. The mentor is a former baseball player kicked out for betting against his own team, and he teaches the main character tricks like how to fake getting hit by a pitch. (It's not entirely clear [[FelonyMIsdemeanor how this is worse]] than cheating through magic in the previous book, but it's pretty clear that we're supposed to see this as a negative development.)

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* Falcone in In ''In the ''Literature/WarchildSeries'' plays this role for Yuri. He attempts it with Jos and Cairo, too, but they don't jump at his call and both reject his teachings at once. Only Yuri follows Falcone's training and instruction without protest.
* Joruus C'baoth in ''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
Midnight Hour'' by Patti O'Shea, Ryne's mentor Anise turns 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 ''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
dark side. Ryne doesn't take nonsense from anyone.
* ''The Return of the Home Run Kid'' by Matt Christopher (sequel to ''The Kid Who Only Hit Homers'') is essentially the G-rated version of this. The mentor is a former baseball player kicked out
know for betting against his own team, and he teaches the main character tricks like how to fake getting hit by a pitch. (It's not entirely clear [[FelonyMIsdemeanor how this is worse]] than cheating through magic in the previous book, but it's pretty clear sure during her years-long training period with Anise that we're supposed she's secretly evil, but eventually figures out that she must have been bad all along. (You'd think Anise's kinky bedroom antics would have been a clue.) As the person closest to see this her, Ryne is assigned to be the one who takes Anise down, and she's afraid that she may turn to the dark side as a negative development.)well.



* [[MagnificentBastard Littlefinger]] from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' ends up becoming this for [[spoiler: [[BreakTheCutie Sansa Stark]].]]. He has... [[ParentalIncest paternal]] feelings for her.
* Falcone in the ''Literature/WarchildSeries'' plays this role for Yuri. He attempts it with Jos and Cairo, too, but they don't jump at his call and both reject his teachings at once. Only Yuri follows Falcone's training and instruction without protest.
* Joruus C'baoth in ''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 ''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.
* ''The Return of the Home Run Kid'' by Matt Christopher (sequel to ''The Kid Who Only Hit Homers'') is essentially the G-rated version of this. The mentor is a former baseball player kicked out for betting against his own team, and he teaches the main character tricks like how to fake getting hit by a pitch. (It's not entirely clear [[FelonyMIsdemeanor how this is worse]] than cheating through magic in the previous book, but it's pretty clear that we're supposed to see this as a negative development.)



* Malchior in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
-->'''Raven:''' It's dark magic! You've been teaching me dark magic!\\
'''Malchior:''' Is it dark, or is it simply misunderstood... like you?
** Ironically she ends up beating him with the same dark magic he taught her.
** Slade and Brother Blood, too, at various points. Blood does this ''for a living''.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAwesomes'': Dr. Turfenpeltz taught Prock to believe in himself and his intellect, but then went bad and built a giant robot suit to copy the Awesome's superpowers, including [[spoiler: Prock's ability to freeze time in 10 second increments. Prock eventually uses this against him by neglecting to mention doing so hurts after the 10 seconds are up.]]
* ''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]]. Later on, she is forced to go to [[spoiler:Zaheer]] for help against the Season 4 BigBad Kuvira, who plays with this trope; he is evil, and he is a mentor, but his advice in this situation is purely beneficial to Korra.
** Bolin had three of these. The first two are Shady Shin and Varrick, neither of whom manage to do anything to corrupt him other than causing him to stretch his morals. 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.
* Chase Young of ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' repeatedly tries to recruit Omi as his apprentice [[FaceHeelTurn and he succeeds]]. For a while, at least.
* PsychoForHire Lockdown plays this for Prowl in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAwesomes'': Dr. Turfenpeltz taught Prock to believe in himself and his intellect, but then went bad and built a giant robot suit to copy the Awesome's superpowers, including [[spoiler: Prock's [[spoiler:Prock's ability to freeze time in 10 second increments. Prock eventually uses this against him by neglecting to mention doing so hurts after the 10 seconds are up.]]
* ''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]]. Later on, she is forced to go to [[spoiler:Zaheer]] for help against the Season 4 BigBad Kuvira, who plays with this trope; he is evil, and he is a mentor, but his advice in this situation is purely beneficial to Korra.
** Bolin had three of these. The first two are Shady Shin and Varrick, neither of whom manage to do anything to corrupt him other than causing him to stretch his morals. 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.
* Chase Young of ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' repeatedly tries to recruit Omi as his apprentice [[FaceHeelTurn and he succeeds]]. For a while, at least.
* PsychoForHire Lockdown plays this for Prowl in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''.
]]



* During one episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', [[HypercompetentSidekick Shego]] became the Evil Mentor for Señor Senior, Jr. It worked very well, he transformed from MinionWithAnFInEvil to WorthyOpponent, until he was defeated by a DeusExMachina, and his newly found evil skillz [[StatusQuoIsGod were never mentioned ever again]].



* Marathon loves this one. Diana Lombard had an evil mentor in ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'' [[spoiler: which ended up with her turned into a [[CuteMonsterGirl lizard-esque creature]]]], and a minor character became "Admiral Admirable" with the help of one in ''[[WesternAnimation/TotallySpies Totally Spies]]''.
* In the final season ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'', [[BigBad V.V. Argost]] offers to teach Zak how to control his [[spoiler: Kur]] powers. Being Argost, he admits to Zak right at the start that he intends to kill him in the end and [[spoiler: take his Kur Powers for himself]]. And Zak still accepts...
* [[EvilSorceror The Archmage]] was this to [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Demona]] on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''
* In ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' [[spoiler: Eddy's Brother was this to Eddy]].

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* Marathon loves this one. Diana Lombard had an evil mentor in ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'' [[spoiler: which ended up with her turned into a [[CuteMonsterGirl lizard-esque creature]]]], and a minor character became "Admiral Admirable" with the help of one in ''[[WesternAnimation/TotallySpies Totally Spies]]''.
* In the final season ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'', [[BigBad V.V. Argost]] offers to teach Zak how to control his [[spoiler: Kur]] powers. Being Argost, he admits to Zak right at the start that he intends to kill him in the end and [[spoiler: take his Kur Powers for himself]]. And Zak still accepts...
* [[EvilSorceror The Archmage]] was this to [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Demona]] on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''
* In ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' [[spoiler: Eddy's [[spoiler:Eddy's Brother was this to Eddy]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' (and its prequel book, ''Literature/TransformersExodus''), Megatron was this to Optimus Prime back when they were Megatronus and Orion Pax. [[spoiler: Megatron eagerly resumes this role once Optimus loses his memory of having become a Prime.]] Played with a bit in that it wasn't really until Orion Pax really started to become TheHero that Megatronus started to become jealous enough to start becoming the BigBad; the situation is almost an inverse of APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' (and its prequel book, ''Literature/TransformersExodus''), Megatron [[EvilSorceror The Archmage]] was this to Optimus Prime back when they [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Demona]] on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''.
* During one episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', [[HypercompetentSidekick Shego]] became the Evil Mentor for Señor Senior, Jr. It worked very well, he transformed from MinionWithAnFInEvil to WorthyOpponent, until he was defeated by a DeusExMachina, and his newly found evil skillz [[StatusQuoIsGod
were Megatronus never mentioned ever again]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** Korra herself is instructed briefly by her [[EvilUncle uncle]] Unalaq, that gives her some spiritual training and, like with Hama
and Orion Pax. Katara, a new waterbending technique, that infuses water with [[LightEmUp light]]. [[spoiler: Megatron eagerly resumes This bites him ''severely'' in the ass at the season finale when Korra uses this role once Optimus loses his memory of having become a Prime.]] Played very same technique to purify Unavaatu]]. Later on, she is forced to go to [[spoiler:Zaheer]] for help against the Season 4 BigBad Kuvira, who plays with this trope; he is evil, and he is a bit mentor, but his advice in that it wasn't really until Orion Pax really started to become TheHero that Megatronus started to become jealous enough to start becoming the BigBad; the this situation is almost purely beneficial to Korra.
** Bolin had three of these. The first two are Shady Shin and Varrick, neither of whom manage to do anything to corrupt him other than causing him to stretch his morals. 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.
* Marathon loves this one. Diana Lombard had
an inverse evil mentor in ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'' [[spoiler:which ended up with her turned into a [[CuteMonsterGirl lizard-esque creature]]]], and a minor character became "Admiral Admirable" with the help of APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil.one in ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''.
* Alpha in ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' is this to K. Alpha was K's mentor before he goes rogue and betrays the Men In Black organization. K himself says (in a flashback) "I reject everything you thought me".
* In the final season ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'', [[BigBad V.V. Argost]] offers to teach Zak how to control his [[spoiler:Kur]] powers. Being Argost, he admits to Zak right at the start that he intends to kill him in the end and [[spoiler:take his Kur Powers for himself]]. And Zak still accepts...



* Malchior in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
-->'''Raven:''' It's dark magic! You've been teaching me dark magic!\\
'''Malchior:''' Is it dark, or is it simply misunderstood... like you?
** Ironically she ends up beating him with the same dark magic he taught her.
** Slade and Brother Blood, too, at various points. Blood does this ''for a living''.
* PsychoForHire Lockdown plays this for Prowl in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' (and its prequel book, ''Literature/TransformersExodus''), Megatron was this to Optimus Prime back when they were Megatronus and Orion Pax. [[spoiler:Megatron eagerly resumes this role once Optimus loses his memory of having become a Prime.]] Played with a bit in that it wasn't really until Orion Pax really started to become TheHero that Megatronus started to become jealous enough to start becoming the BigBad; the situation is almost an inverse of APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil.



* Alpha in ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' is this to K. Alpha was K's mentor before he goes rogue and betrays the Men In Black organization. K himself says (in a flashback) "I reject everything you thought me".

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* Alpha in ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' is this Chase Young of ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' repeatedly tries to K. Alpha was K's mentor before he goes rogue recruit Omi as his apprentice [[FaceHeelTurn and betrays the Men In Black organization. K himself says (in he succeeds]]. For a flashback) "I reject everything you thought me".while, at least.
19th Jan '17 9:21:52 PM infernape612
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** 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 three of these: Shady Shin and Varrick, but neither of them manage to do anything to corrupt him other than causing him to stretch his morals. 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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** 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]].
Unavaatu]]. Later on, she is forced to go to [[spoiler:Zaheer]] for help against the Season 4 BigBad Kuvira, who plays with this trope; he is evil, and he is a mentor, but his advice in this situation is purely beneficial to Korra.
** Bolin had three of these: these. The first two are Shady Shin and Varrick, but neither of them whom manage to do anything to corrupt him other than causing him to stretch his morals. 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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* Creator/TeresaEdgerton's ''[[{{Celydonn}} The Castle of the Silver Wheel]]'': the dwarf Brangwengwen plays this straight with Gwenlliant - Brangwengwen, a partially trained, elderly witch, knows the castle well enough to get into the Princess Diaspad's old rooms and thus to her old spellbooks (which feature BlackMagic), and offers instruction in witchcraft to Gwenlliant (who otherwise has no teacher, and few people to talk to).

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* Creator/TeresaEdgerton's ''[[{{Celydonn}} ''Literature/TheCastleOfTheSilverWheel'': The Castle of the Silver Wheel]]'': the dwarf Brangwengwen plays this straight with Gwenlliant - Brangwengwen, a partially trained, elderly witch, knows the castle well enough to get into the Princess Diaspad's old rooms and thus to her old spellbooks (which feature BlackMagic), and offers instruction in witchcraft to Gwenlliant (who otherwise has no teacher, and few people to talk to).
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* Alpha in ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' is this to K. Alpha was K's mentor before he goes rogue and betrays the Men In Black organization. K himself says (in a flashback) "I reject everything you thought me".
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' reimagines the character of Dagmer into one of these for [[spoiler:Theon Grejoy]]. He feeds his pupil's ambition and feelings of insecurity, clinging on to feed off his success. [[spoiler:When Theon intends to die in a blaze of glory alongside his men, Dagmer knocks him unconscious and sells him to their enemies for a ticket home. Ramsay Snow takes Theon but has Dagmer flayed alive instead when he captures the Ironborn, possibly for his treachery, but more likely because he just thought it'd be fun.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The show
reimagines the character of Dagmer into one of these for [[spoiler:Theon Grejoy]]. He feeds his pupil's ambition and feelings of insecurity, clinging on to feed off his success. [[spoiler:When Theon intends to die in a blaze of glory alongside his men, Dagmer knocks him unconscious and sells him to their enemies for a ticket home. Ramsay Snow takes Theon but has Dagmer flayed alive instead when he captures the Ironborn, possibly for his treachery, but more likely because he just thought it'd be fun.]]]]
** Littlefinger seems to have begun coaching Sansa in how to play the game of thrones in Season 4.
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