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23rd Aug '17 1:11:55 AM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Phoenix and Ashes]]'': Eleanor's teacher is an Elemental spirit who takes the form of a hermit (specifically, The Hermit from the Rider-Waite Tarot) for purposes of dream-instruction.

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* ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Phoenix and Ashes]]'': ''Literature/PhoenixAndAshes'': Eleanor's teacher is an Elemental spirit who takes the form of a hermit (specifically, The Hermit from the Rider-Waite Tarot) for purposes of dream-instruction.
15th Jul '17 3:47:58 PM LinTaylor
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* This trope is responsible for some confusion in the English-speaking parts of the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fandom: Much of the original concept came from sennin, so the term is normally translated as "hermit". Which is a problem, since the known Touhou sennin are as active as any other character. That said, Kasen (a sennin) lives in a hard-to-reach part of a mountain, and didn't get out much before the events that introduced her.

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* This trope is responsible for some confusion in the English-speaking parts of the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fandom: Much has Kasen Ibaraki, AKA Ibaraka-Sen, star of the original concept came from sennin, so official manga ''Manga/TouhouIbarakasenWildAndHornedHermit''. This caused a bit of confusion in the Western fandom because the term "''sennin''" was officially rendered into English as "hermit", but Kasen is normally translated as "hermit". Which is a problem, since far from isolated, usually hanging around the known Touhou sennin are Hakurei Shrine and just as active as any other character. member of the cast. That said, Kasen (a sennin) lives she ''does'' fit the mold in most other regards, including living in a hard-to-reach part of a mountain, mountain dojo, and she seemingly didn't get out much before the events that she was officially introduced her.in ''WAHH''.
27th Jun '17 2:55:19 PM Antigone3
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* ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Phoenix and Ashes]]'': Eleanor's teacher is an Elemental spirit who takes the form of a hermit (specifically, The Hermit from the Rider-Waite Tarot) for purposes of dream-instruction.
21st Apr '17 4:19:03 AM StarTropes
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** Luke himself is this in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', having gone into self-imposed exile on Atch-To after his attempt to rebuild the Jedi Order was undone by [[spoiler:his own nephew]].
21st Feb '17 8:58:56 PM Bucaramanga
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* In most ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' games, you need to find a trainer so that your characters can gain a certain skill level. These experts, masters, and grandmasters often live in quite remote locations.
20th Feb '17 6:11:44 PM nombretomado
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* Tom Hanks' character in ''CastAway'' became a guru by unintentionally living a hermit's life after an airplane crash.

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* Tom Hanks' character in ''CastAway'' ''Film/CastAway'' became a guru by unintentionally living a hermit's life after an airplane crash.
9th Dec '16 10:12:12 PM Perseus
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* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Oranguru, [[MeaningfulName as its name suggests]], is highly intelligent and leads a solitary life deep within forests, where it spends its time meditating and providing aid to other Pokémon in need.

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* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Oranguru, [[MeaningfulName as its name suggests]], is a highly intelligent and simian that leads a solitary life deep within forests, where it spends its time meditating and providing aid to other Pokémon in need.
9th Dec '16 10:10:50 PM Perseus
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* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Oranguru, [[MeaningfulName as its name suggests]], is highly intelligent and leads a solitary life deep within forests, where it spends its time meditating and providing aid to other Pokémon in need.
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.
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