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17th May '16 1:05:33 PM Willbyr
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* [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Yen Sid]] takes this role whenever he appears in the ''KingdomHearts'' series. In this universe, he's a RetiredBadass who lives in a MageTower on an island floating in space, but offers advice to anyone who can actually find him.

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* [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Yen Sid]] takes this role whenever he appears in the ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. In this universe, he's a RetiredBadass who lives in a MageTower on an island floating in space, but offers advice to anyone who can actually find him.
21st Feb '16 5:29:56 PM R1ck
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It's a DiscreditedTrope, and is rarely used without parody outside of the kung-fu spectacular. But it has enough cred from ancient legend that it will [[CyclicTrope make its comeback]] sooner or later.

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It's a DiscreditedTrope, While this trope has died out in the real world due to greater modernization and is rarely used without parody outside of the kung-fu spectacular. But population density, in fiction it has enough cred from ancient legend that it will [[CyclicTrope make its comeback]] sooner or later.
still thrives as a way for protagonists to gather wisdom.
14th Jan '16 2:31:33 PM Malloon
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* The Oracle in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' was this, then subverted when he had a village built nearby just to spite his assassin.

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* The Oracle in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' was this, then subverted when he had a village built nearby just to spite his assassin.assassin, [[spoiler: who was under the influence of a mark of justice and would become dreadfully ill if he killed in a populated area.]]
7th Dec '15 2:19:38 AM NozzDogg
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* On ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'''s Mars many Kastari, the priest caste, live as hermits at various shrines, seeking wisdom. There is also Yil, a Soviet suffering from the effects of volcanic gas on Olympus Mons, who believes him to a reincarnated Ancient Martian. Most of the local Kastari are concerned for him and attempt to look after him.

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* On ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'''s Mars many Kastari, the priest caste, live as hermits at various shrines, seeking wisdom. There is also Yil, a Soviet suffering from the effects of volcanic gas on Olympus Mons, who believes him to he is a reincarnated Ancient Martian. Most of the local Kastari are concerned for him and attempt to look after him.
7th Dec '15 2:19:00 AM NozzDogg
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* On ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'''s Mars many Kastari, the priest caste, live as hermits at various shrines, seeking wisdom. There is also Yil, a Soviet suffering from the effects of volcanic gas on Olympus Mons, who believes him to a reincarnated Ancient Martian. Most of the local Kastari are concerned for him and attempt to look after him.
19th Nov '15 2:04:26 PM StFan
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* OldMaster Dohko from ''SaintSeiya''.
* Muten Roshi of ''{{Dragonball}}'' fame starts out as this. He eventually gets a turtle, then a woman with alternate identities, then finally one of his students as room mates.

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* OldMaster Dohko from ''SaintSeiya''.
''Manga/SaintSeiya''.
* Muten Roshi of ''{{Dragonball}}'' ''Franchise/DragonBall'' fame starts out as this. He eventually gets a turtle, then a woman with alternate identities, then finally one of his students as room mates.




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* ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' had a guru who lived on the top of a mountain, and would often provide a punchline for this three panel, gag-a-day comic.
* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' sometimes met them too.
* One Creator/CharlesAddams cartoon has a line of people climbing a mountain to consult a guru who is surrounded on three sides by massive banks of 1960's-style computers.
* This character is common in ''ComicStrip/{{Ziggy}}'' as well.
* In one gag in the ''ComicStrip/FMinus'' comic strip, a mountaintop hermit offers the advice, "Don't major in philosophy."
* ''ComicStrip/{{Crock}}'' has a guru who lives in a cave, with only his eyes visible to the reader.
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* A female version appears in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', in the form of 'The Wisewoman'.
-->'''Blackadder:''' I seek information about a Wisewoman.
-->'''Young Crone:''' Ah, the Wisewoman... the Wisewoman.
-->'''Blackadder:''' Yes, the Wisewoman.
-->'''Young Crone:''' Two things, my lord, must thee know of the Wisewoman. First, she is... a woman. And second, she is...
-->'''Blackadder:''' Wise?
-->'''Young Crone:''' You do know her then?
** Not so wise, since her every answer to Blackadders problems was killing greater and greater amounts of people. From himself to everyone in the world.

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* A female version appears in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', in the form of 'The Wisewoman'.
"The Wisewoman". Not so wise, since her every answer to Blackadder's problems was killing greater and greater amounts of people. From himself to everyone in the world.
-->'''Blackadder:''' I seek information about a Wisewoman.
-->'''Young
Wisewoman.\\
'''Young
Crone:''' Ah, the Wisewoman... the Wisewoman.
-->'''Blackadder:'''
Wisewoman.\\
'''Blackadder:'''
Yes, the Wisewoman.
-->'''Young
Wisewoman.\\
'''Young
Crone:''' Two things, my lord, must thee know of the Wisewoman. First, she is... a woman. And second, she is...
-->'''Blackadder:''' Wise?
-->'''Young
is...\\
'''Blackadder:''' Wise?\\
'''Young
Crone:''' You do know her then?
** Not so wise, since her every answer to Blackadders problems was killing greater and greater amounts of people. From himself to everyone in the world.
then?




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* ''[[{{BC}} B.C.]]'' had a guru who lived on the top of a mountain, and would often provide a punchline for this three panel, gag-a-day comic.
* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' sometimes met them too.
* One Creator/CharlesAddams cartoon has a line of people climbing a mountain to consult a guru who is surrounded on three sides by massive banks of 1960's-style computers.
* This character is common in ''ComicStrip/{{Ziggy}}'' as well.
* In one gag in the ''ComicStrip/FMinus'' comic strip, a mountaintop hermit offers the advice, "Don't major in philosophy."
* ''ComicStrip/{{Crock}}'' has a guru who lives in a cave, with only his eyes visible to the reader.

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* Played for laughs in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' with the Kwik-E-Mart guru.
** Apu had come all the way from Springfield (and Homer tagged along) to ask the Guru a question. Visiting pilgrims are permitted three questions.
-->'''Homer:''' "Are you really the head of the Kwik-E-Mart?"\\
'''Guru:''' "Yes."\\
'''Homer:''' "Really?"\\
'''Guru:''' "Yes."\\
'''Homer:''' "You?"\\
'''Guru:''' "Yes. I hope this has been enlightening."\\
'''Apu:''' "Bu-"\\
'''Guru:''' "Thank you. Come again."

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Played for laughs in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' with the Kwik-E-Mart guru.
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guru. Apu had come all the way from Springfield (and Homer tagged along) to ask the Guru a question. Visiting pilgrims are permitted three questions.
-->'''Homer:''' "Are Are you really the head of the Kwik-E-Mart?"\\
Kwik-E-Mart?\\
'''Guru:''' "Yes."\\
Yes.\\
'''Homer:''' "Really?"\\
Really?\\
'''Guru:''' "Yes."\\
Yes.\\
'''Homer:''' "You?"\\
You?\\
'''Guru:''' "Yes.Yes. I hope this has been enlightening."\\
\\
'''Apu:''' "Bu-"\\
Bu--\\
'''Guru:''' "Thank Thank you. Come again."



* Zecora in ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.

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* Zecora in ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.

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16th Nov '15 8:40:28 AM FF32
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* A female version appears in ''{{Blackadder}}'', in the form of 'The Wisewoman'.

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* A female version appears in ''{{Blackadder}}'', ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', in the form of 'The Wisewoman'.
6th Nov '15 6:18:11 PM Orbiting
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* Guru Pathik in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', pictured above. He's a bit odd (the man lives on onion-banana juice smoothies!) but essentially kind natured.
** [[spoiler:Toph]] has become this in ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'', living in the giant swamp, and is considerably less kind antured.

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* Guru Pathik in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', pictured above. He's a bit odd (the man lives on onion-banana juice smoothies!) but essentially kind natured.good-natured.
** [[spoiler:Toph]] has become this in ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'', living in the giant swamp, and is considerably less kind antured.good-natured.
31st Oct '15 8:44:41 PM nombretomado
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* DoubleSubverted in ''QuantumAndWoody'' when Eric travels to Africa to learn "The Way of the Black Lion". After the desert guru sends Eric off with a mystic pendant and a quest, he loots Eric's wallet and drives off in a car ''loaded'' with pendants. Then, after Eric confronts the black lion without a fight, the guru reappears and accepts him for training.

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* DoubleSubverted in ''QuantumAndWoody'' ''ComicBook/QuantumAndWoody'' when Eric travels to Africa to learn "The Way of the Black Lion". After the desert guru sends Eric off with a mystic pendant and a quest, he loots Eric's wallet and drives off in a car ''loaded'' with pendants. Then, after Eric confronts the black lion without a fight, the guru reappears and accepts him for training.
29th Aug '15 11:08:33 AM JustTroper
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Compare ReclusiveArtist. Sub-trope of TheHermit.

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Compare ReclusiveArtist. Sub-trope of TheHermit.TheHermit, often overlaps with BarefootSage.
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