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13th Aug '16 11:50:19 AM nombretomado
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* General Cross is this to Allen Walker in ''DGrayMan''. He taught Allen to be an exorcist by throwing him into dangerous situations with little regard whether he survived, was a compulsive gambler who had a habit of running away and leaving his massive debts to Allen - so massive that simply mentioning them can make the ever-cheerful Allen teeter on the edge of the DespairEventHorizon - and when he decided Allen needed to head to headquarters, he knocked him unconscious and ran off, telling Allen to make his own way there.

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* General Cross is this to Allen Walker in ''DGrayMan''.''Manga/DGrayMan''. He taught Allen to be an exorcist by throwing him into dangerous situations with little regard whether he survived, was a compulsive gambler who had a habit of running away and leaving his massive debts to Allen - so massive that simply mentioning them can make the ever-cheerful Allen teeter on the edge of the DespairEventHorizon - and when he decided Allen needed to head to headquarters, he knocked him unconscious and ran off, telling Allen to make his own way there.
3rd Jun '16 11:18:50 PM GrammarNavi
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This mentor sees their charge as an amusement at best and TheMillstone at worst. They make little or no special effort to adapt to their student, carrying on the same as they always did and expecting the newcomer to keep up. Often, they are there to illustrate why experts can make the very worst teachers, since they're usually very good at their job, but terrible at teaching someone else how to do it. Only the most determined, talented and self-motivated (or just plain masochistic) characters will survive apprenticeship to the FairWeatherMentor.

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This mentor sees their charge as an amusement at best and TheMillstone at worst. They make little or no special effort to adapt to their student, carrying on the same as they always did and expecting the newcomer to keep up. Often, they are there to illustrate why experts can make the very worst teachers, since they're usually very good at their job, but terrible at teaching someone else how to do it. Only the most determined, talented and self-motivated (or just plain masochistic) characters will survive apprenticeship to the FairWeatherMentor.Fair Weather Mentor.



* This is one of the first things to separate Dr. Kelso from Dr. Cox in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Kelso is a FairWeatherMentor, polite and charming to new interns...until they mess up, whereupon he scolds them and leaves them to their fates. Dr. Cox is acerbic and a bit of a SinkOrSwimMentor, but is also a good teacher who tries to protect and help his students even after he is no longer obliged to, looking after J.D. in particular even after he becomes the hospital's (co-) Chief Resident.

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* This is one of the first things to separate Dr. Kelso from Dr. Cox in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Kelso is a FairWeatherMentor, Fair Weather Mentor, polite and charming to new interns...until they mess up, whereupon he scolds them and leaves them to their fates. Dr. Cox is acerbic and a bit of a SinkOrSwimMentor, but is also a good teacher who tries to protect and help his students even after he is no longer obliged to, looking after J.D. in particular even after he becomes the hospital's (co-) Chief Resident.



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10th Jan '16 1:02:17 AM eroock
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-> ''Our clues are often confounding''

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-> ''Before we come through in the end''

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-> ''Before we come through in the end''end."''
16th Dec '15 1:51:55 AM M84
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[[AC: Animated Films]]
* Master Shifu in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' was originally this to Po because he didn't want to teach him at all. He thought Master Oogway made a mistake when he declared that Po was the Dragon Warrior. Most of the 'training' was merely an attempt to scare off Po. Shifu eventually gets better and becomes a genuine mentor to Po.
16th Dec '15 1:50:27 AM M84
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[[AC: Animated Films]]
* Master Shifu in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' was originally this to Po because he didn't want to teach him at all. He thought Master Oogway made a mistake when he declared that Po was the Dragon Warrior. Most of the 'training' was merely an attempt to scare off Po. Shifu eventually gets better and becomes a genuine mentor to Po.
28th Nov '15 10:59:09 AM nombretomado
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* This is one of the first things to separate Dr. Kelso from Dr. Cox in ''{{Scrubs}}'': Kelso is a FairWeatherMentor, polite and charming to new interns...until they mess up, whereupon he scolds them and leaves them to their fates. Dr. Cox is acerbic and a bit of a SinkOrSwimMentor, but is also a good teacher who tries to protect and help his students even after he is no longer obliged to, looking after J.D. in particular even after he becomes the hospital's (co-) Chief Resident.

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* This is one of the first things to separate Dr. Kelso from Dr. Cox in ''{{Scrubs}}'': ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Kelso is a FairWeatherMentor, polite and charming to new interns...until they mess up, whereupon he scolds them and leaves them to their fates. Dr. Cox is acerbic and a bit of a SinkOrSwimMentor, but is also a good teacher who tries to protect and help his students even after he is no longer obliged to, looking after J.D. in particular even after he becomes the hospital's (co-) Chief Resident.
5th Nov '15 3:56:14 PM nombretomado
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* Happosai in ''RanmaOneHalf''. His training regimen consisted of abusing and exploiting his students, then letting them get blamed for his crimes. At one point, when an old adversary came to get revenge on him, Happosai tried to blame Ranma for his actions (never mind that the crime was committed over a century ago and Ranma is only sixteen).

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* Happosai in ''RanmaOneHalf''.''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. His training regimen consisted of abusing and exploiting his students, then letting them get blamed for his crimes. At one point, when an old adversary came to get revenge on him, Happosai tried to blame Ranma for his actions (never mind that the crime was committed over a century ago and Ranma is only sixteen).
4th Jul '15 3:55:40 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''Old Man and Old Man''', ''TheLegendOfNeil''

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-->-- '''Old Man and Old Man''', ''TheLegendOfNeil''
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16th Mar '15 3:56:24 AM jormis29
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* In the Nintendo DS game ''[[VideoGame/LifesignsSurgicalUnit Lifesigns,]]'' both Dr. Tendo and Dr. Aoshima are under the care of Suzu-sensei. Newcomer Aoshima complains that Suzu places her in the care of Tendo (a trainee!) rather than taking responsibility for Aoshima's tuition herself, but Tendo explains that's just how their teacher does things. More worryingly, he mentions that Suzu got angry with him every time he asked her for help in his first year. So far, Suzu has only shown herself to be a SinkOrSwimMentor...but over the course of the game, she makes it clear that she will accept no responsibility for the actions of her interns, even when she herself forces them to do procedures no sane doctor would let a rookie do.

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* In the Nintendo DS game ''[[VideoGame/LifesignsSurgicalUnit ''[[VisualNovel/LifesignsSurgicalUnit Lifesigns,]]'' both Dr. Tendo and Dr. Aoshima are under the care of Suzu-sensei. Newcomer Aoshima complains that Suzu places her in the care of Tendo (a trainee!) rather than taking responsibility for Aoshima's tuition herself, but Tendo explains that's just how their teacher does things. More worryingly, he mentions that Suzu got angry with him every time he asked her for help in his first year. So far, Suzu has only shown herself to be a SinkOrSwimMentor...but over the course of the game, she makes it clear that she will accept no responsibility for the actions of her interns, even when she herself forces them to do procedures no sane doctor would let a rookie do.
16th Mar '15 3:43:32 AM jormis29
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* In the Nintendo DS game ''[[LifesignsSurgicalUnit Lifesigns,]]'' both Dr. Tendo and Dr. Aoshima are under the care of Suzu-sensei. Newcomer Aoshima complains that Suzu places her in the care of Tendo (a trainee!) rather than taking responsibility for Aoshima's tuition herself, but Tendo explains that's just how their teacher does things. More worryingly, he mentions that Suzu got angry with him every time he asked her for help in his first year. So far, Suzu has only shown herself to be a SinkOrSwimMentor...but over the course of the game, she makes it clear that she will accept no responsibility for the actions of her interns, even when she herself forces them to do procedures no sane doctor would let a rookie do.

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* In the Nintendo DS game ''[[LifesignsSurgicalUnit ''[[VideoGame/LifesignsSurgicalUnit Lifesigns,]]'' both Dr. Tendo and Dr. Aoshima are under the care of Suzu-sensei. Newcomer Aoshima complains that Suzu places her in the care of Tendo (a trainee!) rather than taking responsibility for Aoshima's tuition herself, but Tendo explains that's just how their teacher does things. More worryingly, he mentions that Suzu got angry with him every time he asked her for help in his first year. So far, Suzu has only shown herself to be a SinkOrSwimMentor...but over the course of the game, she makes it clear that she will accept no responsibility for the actions of her interns, even when she herself forces them to do procedures no sane doctor would let a rookie do.
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