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6th Sep '17 9:02:28 PM EonADS
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', Anakin becomes this for young initiate Ahsoka Tano, who becomes his Padawan. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:this ends only slightly better than Anakin's own apprenticeship to Obi-Wan, with Ahsoka leaving the Jedi Order after feeling betrayed by the Council's lack of trust, only to later have to cross blades with her former teacher after his fall to the Dark Side.]]
16th Aug '17 8:09:50 AM Liamdurf
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': Piccolo plays this somewhat in the first arc where he decides to train Gohan, not only to get him ready for the Saiyans who were coming, but also because he sensed his death is near and wants someone to pass on his knowledge to. [[spoiler:He's brought BackFromTheDead]].

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': Piccolo ''Anime/DragonBall''
**Master Roshi was originally this for both Goku and Krillin. When Goku dies and decides to do some training in the afterlife before he comes back to life, he goes to King Kai, who becomes his new mentor from there.
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plays this somewhat in the first arc where he decides to train Gohan, not only to get him ready for the Saiyans who were coming, but also because he sensed his death is near and wants someone to pass on his knowledge to. [[spoiler:He's brought BackFromTheDead]].BackFromTheDead]].
**Goku and Vegeta both get training from [[spoiler: Whis, who trained God of Destruction Beerus in martial arts. He agrees to teach Goku and Vegeta how to sense and use godly ki.]]
12th Aug '17 8:03:42 PM TrendingToon1
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* Doc Hudson hates Lightning in Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''. However, [[spoiler:Lightning discovers that Doc was a famous and successful race car in his day. After teaching lessons in driving and humility, Doc eventually becomes his racing coach and helps him in the final race.]]

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* Doc Hudson hates Lightning in Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''. However, [[spoiler:Lightning discovers that Doc was a famous and successful race car in his day. After teaching lessons in driving and humility, Doc eventually becomes his personal racing coach and crew chief and helps him in the final race.]]
1st Aug '17 3:05:07 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'': In the future, Batman, the ultimate badass (and still an elder badass if forced by circumstances), became a mentor a new younger Batman, giving advice by radio.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'': In the future, Batman, the ultimate badass (and still an elder badass if forced by circumstances), became a mentor a new younger Batman, [[MissionControl giving advice by radio.radio]].
29th Jul '17 9:58:34 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Since the fall of Generation Next, Alex Shelley has sought to guide many promising wrestlers to greater heights, in New Japan, Wrestling/RingOfHonor and others, while not repeating his mistakes, most notable case being being in 2016 with KUSHIDA, ACH, Jay White and Lio Rush when [[TheChessMaster he manipulated]] a three on three TagTeam Tournament to give the four of them a technical numerical advantage in hopes it would off set the inevitable cheating The Cabinet, The Kingdom and Wrestling/BulletClub would engage in while himself and Sabin went after Wrestling/TheYoungBucks and [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels The]] [[Wrestling/FrankieKazarian Addiction]](though Kingdom and the club prevailed).

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* Since the fall of Generation Next, Alex Shelley has sought to guide many promising wrestlers to greater heights, in New Japan, Wrestling/RingOfHonor and others, while not repeating his mistakes, most notable case being being in 2016 with KUSHIDA, ACH, Jay White and Lio Rush Wrestling/LioRush when [[TheChessMaster he manipulated]] a three on three TagTeam Tournament to give the four of them a technical numerical advantage in hopes it would off set the inevitable cheating The Cabinet, The Kingdom and Wrestling/BulletClub would engage in while himself and Sabin went after Wrestling/TheYoungBucks and [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels The]] [[Wrestling/FrankieKazarian Addiction]](though Kingdom and the club prevailed).
18th Jul '17 2:42:49 PM Nippertipper
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Even though this character is better skilled, faster and more experienced than TheProtagonist, they aren't the Hero, either because they are not TheChosenOne, because they have already [[RetiredBadass grown too old for the task]] or [[HeroOfAnotherStory have their own]] job [[RelegatedMentor to do]]. Their role is to [[ChekhovsSkill introduce a new skill]] or [[TrainingFromHell sharpen the current skills]] of the protagonist, often hoping to [[PassingTheTorch pass the torch]] because they know their career is [[EndOfAnAge coming to an end]]. This character [[MentorOccupationalHazard may die]], so that the protagonist can [[InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn learn to stand on their own two feet]].

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Even though this character is better skilled, faster and more experienced than TheProtagonist, they aren't the Hero, hero or main protagonist, either because they are not TheChosenOne, because they have already [[RetiredBadass grown too old for the task]] or [[HeroOfAnotherStory have their own]] job [[RelegatedMentor to do]]. Their role is to [[ChekhovsSkill introduce a new skill]] or [[TrainingFromHell sharpen the current skills]] of the protagonist, often hoping to [[PassingTheTorch pass the torch]] because they know their career is [[EndOfAnAge coming to an end]]. This character [[MentorOccupationalHazard may die]], so that the protagonist can [[InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn learn to stand on their own two feet]].
3rd Jul '17 1:09:56 PM MasterN
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* [[WeaselMascot Kyubey]] of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is the one who makes [[MagicallyBindingContract contracts]] to turn girls into {{Magical Girl}}s, and has them fight [[EldritchAbomination Witches]], as part of a plan to save the universe. [[spoiler: However, unlike most {{Mentor Mascot}}s, he [[BlueAndOrangeMorality does]] ''[[ManipulativeBastard not]]'' [[MoralSociopathy have the girls' best interests in mind...]]]]
29th Jun '17 7:50:49 AM TrendingToon1
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** In the finale of ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'', [[spoiler: Lightning himself becomes a mentor to Cruz Ramirez just as Doc was to him.]]
24th Jun '17 10:17:32 AM Abodos
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', Muzu acted as a mentor to the late Princess Mipha of the [[FishPeople Zora]]. So did Seggin, who is stated to have taught her how to wield a spear.
17th Jun '17 10:28:32 AM TheSinful
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* Six months into his journey in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11803928/1/ Challenger]]'', Ash becomes a mentor for both his cousin Luna and Giovanni's son Silver. While Ash acts as a BigBrotherMentor for Luna to protect her from Team Rocket, it's implied Giovanni is having Ash mentor his son as payment for the Sandile he gave Ash at the start of his journey.
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