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19th May '16 1:18:51 PM Qrow
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* [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan Kenobi]] from StarWars
** And Yoda

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* [[TheObiWan This is a reccuring theme througout the StarWars saga, having been heavily influenced by the Hero's Journey.
** The most obvious example is the former TropeNamer
Obi-Wan Kenobi]] Kenobi, who mentored both [[TheChosenOne Anakin Skywalker]] (with [[FaceHeelTurn tragic]] [[FromNobodyToNightmare results]]), and his son [[TheHero Luke]] (which [[LoveRedeems went better]]).
** Another well known example is [[BadassGrandpa Jedi Grandmaster]] [[EccentricMentor Yoda]] After Obi-Wan's [[ObiWanMoment death]] Yoda took over Luke's training, and states that he has been training Jedi for over ''800 years''.
** 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.
** In ''TheForceAwakens'', Han Solo of all people, take this role on for rising heroes [[DefectorFromDecadence Finn]] and [[AscendedFanGirl Rey]], an irony given his rocky relationship with Obi-Wan in his younger days. [[spoiler:He even suffers
from StarWars
** And Yoda
MentorOccupationalHazard.]]
4th May '16 2:50:29 AM Morgenthaler
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A more experienced advisor or confidante to a young, inexperienced character, particularly to a {{hero|icArchetype}}. Named after Mentor, Telemachus' elderly advisor in ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', [[GodWasMyCoPilot who was actually Athena]] [[DisguisedInDrag in disguise]]. Not to be confused with certain [[Series/DoctorWho green slug things]] [[SpaceJews obsessed with money]].

A list of subtypes can be found on the {{Mentors}} page. TheObiWan is a specific {{subtrope}}.

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A more experienced advisor or confidante to a young, inexperienced character, particularly to a {{hero|icArchetype}}. {{hero|icArchetype}}.

Even though this character is better skilled, faster and more experienced than TheProtagonist, they aren't the Hero, either because they are not TheChosenOne or because they have already [[RetiredBadass grown too old for the task]]. 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]].

Compare BigGood where they tend to keep a distance on the hero's quest and run things from the throne.

Named after Mentor, Telemachus' elderly advisor in ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', [[GodWasMyCoPilot who was actually Athena]] [[DisguisedInDrag in disguise]]. Not to be confused with certain [[Series/DoctorWho green slug things]] [[SpaceJews obsessed with money]].

For more information concerning "The Mentor" and other narrative archetypes, see [[http://www.everything2.org/index.pl?node_id=947547 Vladmir Propp's theory of narrative]].

A list of subtypes can be found on the {{Mentors}} page. TheObiWan is a specific {{subtrope}}.
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18th Apr '16 8:10:56 PM nightelf37
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* Kyu in ''VideoGame/HuniePop''…in regards to teaching the player to become a {{Casanova}}.
7th Feb '16 12:11:50 PM eowynjedi
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* 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.)
7th Dec '15 3:50:25 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Haymitch Abernathy.
11th Nov '15 3:35:53 PM Willbyr
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A list of subtypes can be found on the {{Mentors}} page.

See also: TheObiWan

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A list of subtypes can be found on the {{Mentors}} page.

See also: TheObiWan
page. TheObiWan is a specific {{subtrope}}.
26th Oct '15 11:18:30 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/{{Rikidozan}} to BI Cannon in the Japan Wrestling Association. Unfortunately, he never got to finish the job as he died from a stab infection after a {{Yakuza}} attack, causing his two disciples, Giant Baba and Wrestling/AntonioInoki, to tear the promotion apart in absence.

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* Wrestling/{{Rikidozan}} to BI Cannon in the Japan Wrestling Association. Unfortunately, he never got to finish the job as he died from a stab infection after a {{Yakuza}} attack, causing his two disciples, Giant Baba and Wrestling/AntonioInoki, [[Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling to tear tear]] the promotion apart [[Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling apart]] in his absence.
26th Oct '15 11:16:50 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* When his in ring career began to wind down Wrestling/BoboBrazil took to mentoring the hot new talent and potential superstar Rocky Johnson.
26th Oct '15 11:12:12 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The Wrestling/{{Mistico}} gimmick originated around Fray Tormenta mentoring one of his orphans who desired to become a luchador.

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* The Wrestling/{{Mistico}} gimmick originated around Fray Tormenta mentoring one of his orphans who desired to become a luchador. Wrestling/{{CMLL}} had planned for there to be multiple mentored luchadors, starting with El Sagrado, but when he proved to be unconvincing, the angle was abandoned, with Místico being [[TheArtifact the only reminder of it's existence]] due to his [[BreakOutCharacter breakout status]].
26th Oct '15 11:09:18 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/{{Rikidozan}} to BI Cannon in the Japan Wrestling Association. Unfortunately, he never got to finish the job as he died from a stab infection after a {{Yakuza}} attack, causing his two disciples, Giant Baba and Wrestling/AntonioInoki, to tear the promotion apart in absence.
* Wrestling/KentaKobashi served as one to Wrestling/KentaKobayashi, the future ace of Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH, prior to his learning excursion to South America. The name similarity was just a coincidence, with the latter going by KENTA to distinguish himself.
* The Wrestling/{{Mistico}} gimmick originated around Fray Tormenta mentoring one of his orphans who desired to become a luchador.
* In Gateway Championship Wrestling's latter days, Wrestling/MsChif mentored Jackal and Cabal, originally for the purpose of defeating her enemies, her own mentor Johnny Greenpeace and Wrestling/DaizeeHaze, the trainee of her [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston tag team partner.]] Jackal ended up taking her place in the light heavyweight division when she left too.[[/folder]]






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