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16th May '17 6:58:27 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* 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.

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* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
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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
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* Yurusen in ''Series/KamenRiderGhost''.

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* 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
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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.

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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.

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* 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
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* ''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.

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* ''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
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* ''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
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* 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.

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* 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.
29th Nov '16 5:36:55 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Yoruichi from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', in the early-but-not-the-beginning episodes wherein she was impersonating a tomcat for incognito purposes. She was grouchy and uncommunicative and seemed to be something of a riff on Luna from ''Franchise/SailorMoon''.

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* Yoruichi from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', in the early-but-not-the-beginning episodes wherein she was impersonating a tomcat for incognito purposes. She was grouchy and uncommunicative and seemed to be something of a riff on parody of Luna from ''Franchise/SailorMoon''.



* Koyemushi from ''Manga/Bokurano'' wants you to think he's one of these. [[DeconstructedTrope He is not.]]

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* Koyemushi from ''Manga/Bokurano'' ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'' wants you to think he's one of these. [[DeconstructedTrope He is not.]]
29th Nov '16 5:35:50 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Koyemushi from ''Manga/Bokurano'' wants you to think he's one of these. [[DeconstructedTrope He is not.]]
5th Nov '16 1:42:00 PM ectostar
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TheHero is, in the beginning, just a normal boy/girl (or at least relatively normal, anyway). However, this character has a [[BecauseDestinySaysSo powerful destiny]], completely unaware of the role they will play in the grand scheme of things. Someone has to break the news, and turn this {{Muggle}} [[TookALevelInBadass into the hero he/she is meant to be]]. And that someone is... [[Franchise/SailorMoon a talking cat]]?

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TheHero is, in the beginning, just a normal boy/girl kid (or at least relatively normal, anyway). However, this character has a [[BecauseDestinySaysSo powerful destiny]], completely unaware of the role they will play in the grand scheme of things. Someone has to break the news, and turn this {{Muggle}} [[TookALevelInBadass into the hero he/she is they're meant to be]]. And that someone is... [[Franchise/SailorMoon a talking cat]]?
25th Sep '16 4:03:55 AM Rakurai
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** Morgana in the upcoming ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' fills this role as she introduces the party to The Palace and also tells the player the purpose of certain activities to do in the city.

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** Morgana in the upcoming ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' fills this a role similar to Teddie, as she introduces he understands the party to The Palace and also tells the player the purpose of certain activities to do better then anyone else in the city.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.
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