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** Likewise, Jon's younger sister Arya Stark has a range of mentors. Syrio Forel in Season 1 is a good mentor to Arya. He is a master sword fighter and instructor hired by her father Eddard Stark to train her. Her father was also a good mentor. Later, she has the morally ambiguous Jaqen H'ghar to guide her. Her moral compass notably alters under their tutelage; she is young and still pure hearted under her father and Syrio, but smarter and more sneaky when she interacts with Jaqen. When she becomes The Hound's hostage and they form a quasi-friendship, she gets progressively darker and more violent, verging on StrawNihilist by mid-Season 4, and her body-count noticeably increases as well.

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** Likewise, Jon's younger sister Arya Stark has a range of mentors. Syrio Forel in Season 1 is a good mentor to Arya. He is a master sword fighter and instructor hired by her father Eddard Stark to train her. Her father was also a good mentor. Later, she has the morally ambiguous Jaqen H'ghar to guide her. Her moral compass notably alters under their his tutelage; she is young and still pure hearted under her father and Syrio, but smarter and more sneaky when she interacts with Jaqen. When she becomes The Hound's hostage and they form a quasi-friendship, she gets progressively darker and more violent, verging on StrawNihilist by mid-Season 4, and her body-count noticeably increases as well.
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** On the villain side, [[TheHeavy Tomura Shigaraki]] is mentored by All Might's arch-enemy, All For One. All For One knows full-well that he fulfills this trope, having taken in and raised Shigaraki from a young age [[spoiler:after killing his grandmother]] and uses the twisted bond between them to encourage Shigaraki to be a better villain. [[spoiler:Even after his arrest, he chides All Might for not embodying the trope as well as he has, because while All Might won and continues to be there for Izuku, Shigaraki's loss of a beloved mentor is going to motivate him to grow stronger and more independant.]]

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** On the villain side, [[TheHeavy Tomura Shigaraki]] is mentored by All Might's arch-enemy, All For One. All For One knows full-well that he fulfills this trope, having taken in and raised Shigaraki from a young age [[spoiler:after killing his grandmother]] and uses the twisted bond between them to encourage Shigaraki to be a better villain. [[spoiler:Even after his arrest, he chides All Might for not embodying the trope as well as he has, because while All Might won and continues to be there for Izuku, Shigaraki's loss of a beloved mentor is going to motivate him to grow stronger and more independant.independent.]]



* ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'': The archetype is continually referred to as "the mysterious old wizard." Harry gets two, Quirrel and Dumbledore, and Hermione has some frustrations finding someone willing to mentor her. "Dumbledore refused to be my mysterious old wizard, do you know where I can write to request another one?" In the end, they decide [[spoiler:that since Hermione is actually the hero of the story, that means Harry is her mysterious old wizard. It helps that it turns out he's technically sixty]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Guardian}}'', Lady Ginnem--the first summoner Lulu guarded in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''--is portrayed this way for Lulu, taking an interest in her while Lulu is living in the temple orphanage and teaching her magic. (Sadly, her MentorOccupationalHazard is preinstalled by canon.)

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* ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'': The archetype is continually referred to as "the mysterious old wizard." Harry gets two, has two mentors, Quirrel and Dumbledore, and while Hermione has experiences some frustrations finding someone willing to mentor her. "Dumbledore refused to be my mysterious old wizard, do you know where I can write to request another one?" In the end, they decide [[spoiler:that since Hermione is actually the hero of the story, that means Harry is her mysterious old wizard. It helps that it turns out he's technically sixty]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Guardian}}'', Lady Ginnem--the Ginnem -- the first summoner Lulu guarded in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''--is ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' -- is portrayed this way for Lulu, taking an interest in her while Lulu is living in the temple orphanage and teaching her magic. (Sadly, her MentorOccupationalHazard is preinstalled by canon.)



* ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Mufasa to his son Simba, as he teaches him to become king.

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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Mufasa to his son Simba, as who he teaches to succeed him to become as king.



* Haymitch Abernathy to Katniss and Peeta in ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. All past victors are brought back each year to mentor the new tributes from their district, though Haymitch definitely keeps this up long after the Games themselves are over.

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* Haymitch Abernathy to Katniss and Peeta in ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. All past victors of the Games are brought back each year to mentor the new tributes from their district, though Haymitch definitely keeps up this up role to Katniss and Peeta long after the Games themselves are over.



* ''Literature/WolfHall'' portrays the relationship between Cardinal Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell as that of mentor and protege. The two share an affinity as extremely intelligent but lowborn men having to deal with the gameplaying and tantrums of {{Upper Class Twit}}s and {{Social Climber}}s in Henry VIII's court. Even years after Wolsey's death, Cromwell often remembers tidbits of his advice and frequently asks himself what Wolsey would do in a given situation, and comes to regard him as having been a ParentalSubstitute. Cromwell also serves in this role himself for his ward Rafe Sadler and the small army of apprentices, orphans, and urchins he looks after at his family home, wanting to give other smart but resourceless boys the same good fortune he had.

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* ''Literature/WolfHall'' portrays the relationship between Cardinal Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell as that of mentor and protege. The two share an affinity as extremely intelligent but lowborn men having to deal with the gameplaying game-playing and tantrums of {{Upper Class Twit}}s and {{Social Climber}}s in Henry VIII's court. Even years after Wolsey's death, Cromwell often remembers tidbits of his advice and frequently asks himself what Wolsey would do in a given situation, and comes to regard him as having been a ParentalSubstitute. Cromwell also serves in this role himself for his ward Rafe Sadler and the small army of apprentices, orphans, and urchins he looks after at his family home, wanting to give other smart but resourceless boys the same good fortune he had.



** Jon Snow has a range of mentors. His father, Eddard Stark, is Jon's first mentor, guiding and training Jon alongside Robb Stark. Jeor Mormont is a mentor for Jon, grooming him to become the next Lord Commander. Qhorin Halfhand becomes another mentor for Jon while they are ranging beyond the Wall.
** Likewise, Jon's younger sister Arya Stark has a range of mentors. Syrio Forel in Season 1 is a good mentor to Arya. He is a master sword fighter and instructor hired by Eddard Stark to train her. Her father was also a good mentor. Later, she has the morally ambiguous Jaqen H'ghar. Her moral compass notably alters under their tutelage; she is young and still pure hearted under her father and Syrio, but smarter and more sneaky when she interacts with Jaqen. When she becomes The Hound's hostage and they form a quasi-friendship, she gets progressively darker and more violent, verging on StrawNihilist by the mid-point of Season 4, and her body-count noticeably increases as well.

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** Jon Snow has a range of mentors. His father, Eddard Stark, is Jon's first mentor, guiding and training Jon alongside Robb Stark. Robb, Jon's brother and Ned's eldest son. Lord Commander Jeor Mormont is a mentor for Jon, grooming him to become the next Lord Commander. Qhorin Halfhand becomes another mentor for Jon while they are ranging beyond the Wall.
** Likewise, Jon's younger sister Arya Stark has a range of mentors. Syrio Forel in Season 1 is a good mentor to Arya. He is a master sword fighter and instructor hired by her father Eddard Stark to train her. Her father was also a good mentor. Later, she has the morally ambiguous Jaqen H'ghar.H'ghar to guide her. Her moral compass notably alters under their tutelage; she is young and still pure hearted under her father and Syrio, but smarter and more sneaky when she interacts with Jaqen. When she becomes The Hound's hostage and they form a quasi-friendship, she gets progressively darker and more violent, verging on StrawNihilist by the mid-point of Season mid-Season 4, and her body-count noticeably increases as well.well.
** Maester Luwin, who educated the Stark children -- Robb, Jon, Sansa, Arya, Bran and Rickon -- is presented as Bran's primary mentor in the earlier seasons of the show. Bran is later guided by Jojen Reed in his greenseeing abilities and then mentored by the [[spoiler:Three-Eyed Raven.]]
** Maester Aemon is Samwell Tarly's primary mentor.



* Princess Celestia from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Located and taught protagonist Twilight Sparkle toward her coronation.

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* Princess Celestia from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Located She located and taught protagonist Twilight Sparkle toward her coronation.
24th Apr '17 10:09:40 AM cherrychels
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* ''Anime/{{K}}'' has Kuroh Yatogami's late master, Ichigen Miwa, the [[SuperEmpowering Colorless King]], a wise old seer who found him dying in the woods as a child, [[EmergencyTransformation made Kuroh his Clansman]], and [[HappilyAdopted took him in]]. He taught Kuroh swordsmanship, and plenty of other skills, like cooking, and [[CrazyPrepared piloting a helicopter]] - possibly because he foresaw that Kuroh would need them. He also foresaw Kuroh's [[ShipTease relationship with]] the main character (mentioned in the [[AllThereInTheManual novels]]), and possibly sent him on his mission so that they would find each other. There's also Kuroh's senior pupil, Yukari Mishakuji, the one who went bad. Both of them [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee are fond of]] shoehorning Miwa's haiku poetry into every possible situation. ([[RunningJoke Creepy.]])

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* ''Anime/{{K}}'' has Kuroh Yatogami's late master, Ichigen Miwa, the [[SuperEmpowering Colorless King]], a wise old seer who found him dying in the woods as a child, [[EmergencyTransformation made Kuroh his Clansman]], and [[HappilyAdopted took him in]]. He taught Kuroh swordsmanship, and plenty of other skills, like cooking, and [[CrazyPrepared piloting a helicopter]] - -- possibly because he foresaw that Kuroh would need them. He also foresaw Kuroh's [[ShipTease relationship with]] the main character (mentioned in the [[AllThereInTheManual novels]]), and possibly sent him on his mission so that they would find each other. There's also Kuroh's senior pupil, Yukari Mishakuji, the one who went bad. Both of them [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee are fond of]] shoehorning Miwa's haiku poetry into every possible situation. ([[RunningJoke Creepy.]])



* Tepec, in Literature/ElConquistador. He saves Quetza of being sacrificed in the Temple, and he is a wise and intellectual teacher, a sage whom achieved his position in the Elders Council by his own sapience, not by his age or connections. He is a tutor of the Golden Age, as he misses the Toltec wisdom over the Aztec warmongery.

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* Tepec, in Literature/ElConquistador. He saves Quetza of being sacrificed in the Temple, and he is a wise and intellectual teacher, a sage whom achieved his position in the Elders Council by his own sapience, not by his age or connections. He is a tutor of the Golden Age, as he misses the Toltec wisdom over the Aztec warmongery.warmongering.



* In ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-30277-13/TattleTail+Per-Verse.htm Per-Verse]]'', Mayor Wilkins acts as Xander's mentor after his life is turned into a videogame. Wilkins explains that in Xander's first life, he was already playing and decided to be a villain for a change of pace. He teaches Xander some of the basics of the game including how servers work, such as the fact that since he's on a public server, Xander will earn more points but he's might be joined by anywhere from one to thousands of other players at any given time.

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* In ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-30277-13/TattleTail+Per-Verse.htm Per-Verse]]'', Mayor Wilkins acts as Xander's mentor after his life is turned into a videogame.video game. Wilkins explains that in Xander's first life, he was already playing and decided to be a villain for a change of pace. He teaches Xander some of the basics of the game including how servers work, such as the fact that since he's on a public server, Xander will earn more points but he's might be joined by anywhere from one to thousands of other players at any given time.



** Obi-Wan himself was trained by Qui Gon Jinn, who was noted to not get along with the Jedi Council and disagreed with several of their views. Jinn was the one who originaly wanted to train a young Anakin, but after his death Obi-Wan took the responsibility.

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** Obi-Wan himself was trained by Qui Gon Jinn, who was noted to not get along with the Jedi Council and disagreed with several of their views. Jinn was the one who originaly originally wanted to train a young Anakin, but after his death Obi-Wan took the responsibility.



* Giles, ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', is a watcher. His job is to train a slayer.

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* Giles, ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', is a watcher.Watcher. His job is to train a slayer. He is Buffy's primary mentor throughout the series.



** Jeor Mormont to Jon Snow, who he'd been grooming to become the next Lord Commander.
** Arya Stark has a range of them. Syrio Forel Season 1 was a good one. He was a master sword fighter and instructor hired by Eddard Stark to train her. Her father was also a good mentor. Later, she has the morally ambiguous Jaqen H'ghar. Her moral compass notably alters under their tutelage; she is young and still pure hearted under her father and Syrio but smarter and more sneaky when she interacts with Jaqen. When she becomes The Hound's hostage and they form a quasi-friendship, she gets progressively darker and more violent, verging on StrawNihilist by the mid-point of Season 4, and her body-count noticeably increases as well.

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** Jon Snow has a range of mentors. His father, Eddard Stark, is Jon's first mentor, guiding and training Jon alongside Robb Stark. Jeor Mormont to Jon Snow, who he'd been is a mentor for Jon, grooming him to become the next Lord Commander.
Commander. Qhorin Halfhand becomes another mentor for Jon while they are ranging beyond the Wall.
** Likewise, Jon's younger sister Arya Stark has a range of them. mentors. Syrio Forel in Season 1 was is a good one. mentor to Arya. He was is a master sword fighter and instructor hired by Eddard Stark to train her. Her father was also a good mentor. Later, she has the morally ambiguous Jaqen H'ghar. Her moral compass notably alters under their tutelage; she is young and still pure hearted under her father and Syrio Syrio, but smarter and more sneaky when she interacts with Jaqen. When she becomes The Hound's hostage and they form a quasi-friendship, she gets progressively darker and more violent, verging on StrawNihilist by the mid-point of Season 4, and her body-count noticeably increases as well.



* Becca Stone, in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', is summoned by the Tao to come to [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] and teach Bladedancer how to become one with the Tao. Becca doesn't fight, though: she's way over a hundred and was trained as a nurse back when she was a normal human.

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* Becca Stone, in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', is summoned by the Tao to come to [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] and teach Bladedancer how to become one with the Tao. Becca doesn't fight, fight though: she's way over a hundred and was trained as a nurse back when she was a normal human.
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** Syrio Forel to Arya Stark in Season 1. He was a master sword fighter and instructor hired by Eddard Stark to train her.

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** Arya Stark has a range of them. Syrio Forel to Arya Stark in Season 1.1 was a good one. He was a master sword fighter and instructor hired by Eddard Stark to train her. Her father was also a good mentor. Later, she has the morally ambiguous Jaqen H'ghar. Her moral compass notably alters under their tutelage; she is young and still pure hearted under her father and Syrio but smarter and more sneaky when she interacts with Jaqen. When she becomes The Hound's hostage and they form a quasi-friendship, she gets progressively darker and more violent, verging on StrawNihilist by the mid-point of Season 4, and her body-count noticeably increases as well.
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** Simorq for Zal: He finds the baby Zal abandoned in mountains and raises him. When they part ways he gives Zal three of his feathers and tells Zal to summon him by burning a feather in times when he's in desperate need of help.

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** Simorq for Zal: He The giant mythical bird, Simorq finds the baby Zal abandoned in mountains and raises him. When they part ways he gives Zal three of his feathers and tells Zal to summon him by burning a feather in times when he's in desperate need of help.



** Rostam is this to Siavash, Esfandiar, and later Bahman. He especially has a soft spot for Siavash, seeing him as his surrogate for his own son whom he never really got to know.

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** Rostam is this to Siavash, Esfandiar, and later Bahman. He especially has a soft spot for Siavash, seeing him as his a surrogate for his own son whom he never really got to know.
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* ''Literature/TheShahnameh'':
** Simorq for Zal: He finds the baby Zal abandoned in mountains and raises him. When they part ways he gives Zal three of his feathers and tells Zal to summon him by burning a feather in times when he's in desperate need of help.
** Piran is this to Afrasiab. His wisdom and compassion saves many good people from Afrasiab's wrath, including Bijan and Manijeh.
** Rostam is this to Siavash, Esfandiar, and later Bahman. He especially has a soft spot for Siavash, seeing him as his surrogate for his own son whom he never really got to know.
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena'', Ria Silmane was summoned by the PlayerCharacter prior to the events of the game to train him in the magical arts. [[MentorOccupationalHazard She was killed]] and he was imprisoned, kicking off the events of the game. She is still able to guide the hero from afterlife, however.
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Jeor Mormont to Jon Snow, who he'd been grooming to become the next Lord Commander.
** Syrio Forel to Arya Stark in Season 1. He was a master sword fighter and instructor hired by Eddard Stark to train her.
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* In ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-30277-13/TattleTail+Per-Verse.htm Per-Verse]]'', Mayor Wilkins acts as Xander's mentor after his life is turned into a videogame. Wilkins explains that in Xander's first life, he was already playing and decided to be a villain for a change of pace. He teaches Xander some of the basics of the game including how servers work, such as the fact that since he's on a public server, Xander will earn more points but he's might be joined by anywhere from one to thousands of other players at any given time.
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** Sunset Shimmer is this as well as TheLeader towards the human counterparts of the [[FanNickname Mane Six]] in the spin-off ''Equestria Girls'' films and specials, being the only "human" with a deep understanding of the magic that has leaked in their dimension from the main MLP universe.
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