History Main / MentorMascot

12th Aug '17 10:19:51 PM GlassRain
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Webcomic/MechagicalGirlLisaANT'': Io. Alien engineer, in the form of a cute doll-size ant-person.
5th Aug '17 10:56:37 AM kclantern1984
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* A downplayed example in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Krosp I (a [[UpliftedAnimal talking cat]]) is Agatha's political adviser, but she learns combat from someone else, and doesn't need teaching in the field of [[MadScientist mad science.]]
6th Jul '17 8:02:53 AM fruitstripegum
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[Franchise/SailorMoon Helios]] serves as this to Mamoru in the ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/collections/CardinalKing Cardinal King]]'' series.

to:

* [[Franchise/SailorMoon Helios]] serves as this to Mamoru in the ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/collections/CardinalKing Cardinal King]]'' ''Fanfic/CardinalKing'' series.
27th Jun '17 9:39:24 PM Berrenta
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Part TalkingAnimal and part [[TheMentor enlightened teacher]], the mentor mascot plays the dual role of teaching the protagonist about their destiny and powers, while at the same time adding that little bit of comic relief and cuteness (if the show in question is already cutesy, it might start to [[TastesLikeDiabetes become sickeningly sweet]]). Even so, the MentorMascot takes its job [[SeriousBusiness seriously]], and tends to accompany TheHero everywhere just in case the {{Mooks}} or the QuirkyMinibossSquad show up.

In a show (or other medium) where the {{Masquerade}} is of significant importance, the MentorMascot will simultaneously be the strictest enforcer and the greatest threat to said facade, since talking animals are usually ''not'' normal. This can usually be solved with [[NobodyHereButUsStatues pretending to be a stuffed animal]], after all, GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals, but will still be used for comedic effect at times, especially if the mascot is mentoring a grown man.

to:

Part TalkingAnimal and part [[TheMentor enlightened teacher]], the mentor mascot plays the dual role of teaching the protagonist about their destiny and powers, while at the same time adding that little bit of comic relief and cuteness (if the show in question is already cutesy, it might start to [[TastesLikeDiabetes become sickeningly sweet]]). Even so, the MentorMascot Mentor Mascot takes its job [[SeriousBusiness seriously]], and tends to accompany TheHero everywhere just in case the {{Mooks}} or the QuirkyMinibossSquad show up.

In a show (or other medium) where the {{Masquerade}} is of significant importance, the MentorMascot Mentor Mascot will simultaneously be the strictest enforcer and the greatest threat to said facade, since talking animals are usually ''not'' normal. This can usually be solved with [[NobodyHereButUsStatues pretending to be a stuffed animal]], after all, GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals, but will still be used for comedic effect at times, especially if the mascot is mentoring a grown man.
16th May '17 6:58:27 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Teddie starts as this in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' since he's the only character who understands anything about the TV world, unlike how in P3 you had experienced senpai who had been fighting in the Dark Hour for years. However, he eventually becomes a {{subversion}} as he [[spoiler:begins to question just what exactly he is]] and knows nothing about who the killer is.
** Morgana in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' fills a role similar to Teddie, as he understands the Palace better then anyone else in the group and is the one who leads them into becoming thieves of hearts. He also does this on a more personal level for the main character, offering him advice in his everyday life whilst accompanying him everywhere in his tote bag.

to:

* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
**
Teddie starts as this in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' since he's a cute teddy mascot who's the only character who understands starts off understanding anything about the TV world, unlike how in P3 you had experienced senpai World, even if he's just as clueless as everyone else about who had been fighting in the Dark Hour for years. killer is. However, as the other heroes begin figuring things out themselves, he eventually becomes a {{subversion}} as he [[spoiler:begins to question just what exactly he is]] and knows nothing about who the killer is.
himself is]].
** Morgana in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' fills ''VideoGame/Persona5'' is a role similar to Teddie, as he fairly straight example, being a cat who understands the Palace better then anyone else in the group and is the one who leads them into becoming thieves the Phantom Thieves of hearts.Hearts. He also does this on a more personal level for the main character, offering him advice in his everyday life whilst accompanying him everywhere in his tote bag. [[spoiler:It's revealed near the end that Igor created Morgana specifically to guide the heroes.]]
10th Apr '17 5:31:50 PM LinTaylor
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Yurusen in ''Series/KamenRiderGhost''.

to:

* Yurusen in ''Series/KamenRiderGhost''. [[spoiler:Ironically, the final episode reveals that her real form is an ordinary housecat.]]
* Mr. Belt from ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'', though rather than a TalkingAnimal he's a Talking Belt, which doubles as Drive's TransformationTrinket. Otherwise he fits the trope's description quite well, [[spoiler:especially the "OldMaster turned helpless" part, since he was the inventor of the Drive System, who transferred his consciousness into the belt when he was killed by the Roidmudes.]]
31st Mar '17 6:23:36 AM ChaoticNovelist
Is there an issue? Send a Message


In a show (or other medium) where the {{Masquerade}} is of significant importance (and when is it not?), the MentorMascot will simultaneously be the strictest enforcer and the greatest threat to said facade, since talking animals are usually ''not'' normal. However, due to cleverness and selective possession of the IdiotBall, this is generally just for comic effect rather than an actual problem.

to:

In a show (or other medium) where the {{Masquerade}} is of significant importance (and when is it not?), importance, the MentorMascot will simultaneously be the strictest enforcer and the greatest threat to said facade, since talking animals are usually ''not'' normal. However, due This can usually be solved with [[NobodyHereButUsStatues pretending to cleverness and selective possession of the IdiotBall, this is generally just be a stuffed animal]], after all, GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals, but will still be used for comic comedic effect rather than an actual problem.
at times, especially if the mascot is mentoring a grown man.



* Perhaps the queen (and king) of this trope is ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', in the guises of Luna and Artemis, also their daughter Diana. In the Manga is revealed that Rei's crow pets Phobos and Deimos play a similar role.

to:

* Perhaps the queen (and king) of this trope is * ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', in the guises of Luna and Artemis, also their daughter Diana. In the Manga is revealed that Rei's crow pets Phobos and Deimos play a similar role.
8th Mar '17 10:09:36 PM LovePsychothefirst
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'', being a MagicalGirl game set in the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness setting, naturally has the rules for this kind of set up, drawing on the people within the dream world. Interestingly enough, they don't come to guide the awakened Nobles but instead will come at ''their'' call if suitable preparations are set up. Also, they tend to have minor vices like massive a massive SweetTooth in regards to their state as spirits now with a physical form.

to:

* ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'', being a MagicalGirl game set in the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness setting, naturally has the rules for this kind of set up, drawing on the people within the dream world. Interestingly enough, they don't come to guide the awakened Nobles but instead will come at ''their'' call if suitable preparations are set up. Also, they tend to have minor vices like massive a massive SweetTooth in regards to their state as spirits now with a physical form.
8th Mar '17 10:08:31 PM LovePsychothefirst
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'', being a MagicalGirl game set in the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness setting, naturally has the rules for this kind of set up, drawing on the people within the dream world. Interestingly enough, they don't come to guide the awakened Nobles but instead will come at ''their'' call if suitable preparations are set up. Also, they tend to have minor vices like massive a massive SweetTooth in regards to their state as spirits now with a physical form.
17th Dec '16 2:22:49 PM DarkHunter
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Kerberos from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' (pictured above), a.k.a. the glutton-stuffed animal who is also Sakura's most faithful guide in capturing the cards.

to:

* Kerberos from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' (pictured above), ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', a.k.a. the glutton-stuffed animal who is also Sakura's most faithful guide in capturing the cards.
This list shows the last 10 events of 139. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.MentorMascot