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28th May '16 7:32:18 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Most of Ala Rubra in ''MahouSenseiNegima'' is in some way incapacitated or made incapable of helping Ala Alba out, but this trope in particular hits [[spoiler: [[CrazyAwesome Jack Rakan]]]] ''hard''. Gets an ObiWanMoment trying to take out TheDragon and everything. Of course, like everything else about him, [[DyingMomentOfAwesome it's awesome]].

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* Most of Ala Rubra in ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is in some way incapacitated or made incapable of helping Ala Alba out, but this trope in particular hits [[spoiler: [[CrazyAwesome Jack Rakan]]]] ''hard''. Gets an ObiWanMoment trying to take out TheDragon and everything. Of course, like everything else about him, [[DyingMomentOfAwesome it's awesome]].
11th May '16 4:36:28 PM MisterCPC
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* Victor "Sully" Sullivan from the ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' series [[spoiler: is a subversion.]] He took protagonist Nathan Drake in when he was young and taught Nate everything he knows [[spoiler: and in spite of this all making him ripe for getting killed he continues to survive the series despite some close calls, notably surviving a gunshot wound in the first thanks to Nate's journal protecting him from the bullet, as well as getting only dying in a hallucination in the third.]]

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* Victor "Sully" Sullivan from the ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' series [[spoiler: is a subversion.]] He took protagonist Nathan Drake in when he was young and taught Nate everything he knows [[spoiler: and in spite of this all making him ripe for getting killed he continues to survive the series despite some close calls, notably surviving a gunshot wound in the first thanks to Nate's journal protecting him from the bullet, as well as getting only dying in a hallucination apparent murder in the third.third being revealed as a hallucination. As of the fourth and final main game in the series, he's still alive and well.]]
5th May '16 9:17:10 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Series/WarpZoneProject'' gets a really bad case as [[spoiler:a super-hero someone gets killed within minutes of making himself known as the mentor of a character that just started developing super-powers. He didn't even have the time to explain his student the super-powered individual management system]].

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* ''Series/WarpZoneProject'' gets a really bad case as [[spoiler:a super-hero someone gets killed within minutes of making himself known as the mentor of a character that just started developing super-powers. He didn't even have the time to explain his student the super-powered individual management system]].
2nd May '16 8:23:14 PM CaptainCapsase
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has, in what is probably the youngest character to fulfill this trope ever, [[spoiler: Pyrrha, who dies long before she can fully train Jaune.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has, in what is probably the youngest character to fulfill an unusually young example of this trope ever, trope, [[spoiler: Pyrrha, Pyrrha Nikos, who dies long before she can fully train Jaune.]]
22nd Apr '16 3:08:28 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* One of the best-known examples, Roy Focker in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' --Hikaru's "sempai" and leader of the elite Skull Squadron aboard the titular ship.
** And in one of the sequels, ''Macross'' ''[[spoiler:[[Anime/MacrossFrontier Frontier]]]]'', Focker's death is directly referenced when the current Skull Squadron leader, [[spoiler: Ozma Lee]], all but telegraphs his death all throughout the episode, going as far as the "pineapple salad" (in this case, [[spoiler: pineapple cake]]) that spelled doomed for his predecessor, as well as similar shots and camera angles. [[spoiler: He was rushed to the hospital and survived, and the other characters [[LampshadeHanging acknowledge how dramatic it would have been if he had died]]]] (almost verging on BreakingTheFourthWall.) [[spoiler: Then this trope hits the [[BigBrotherMentor other mentor]] [[HeroicSacrifice instead...]]]]

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
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One of the best-known examples, examples is Roy Focker in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' --Hikaru's -- Hikaru's "sempai" and leader of the elite Skull Squadron aboard the titular ship.
** And in one of the sequels, ''Macross'' ''[[spoiler:[[Anime/MacrossFrontier Frontier]]]]'', In ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', Focker's death is directly referenced when the current Skull Squadron leader, [[spoiler: Ozma Lee]], all but telegraphs his death all throughout the episode, going as far as the "pineapple salad" (in this case, [[spoiler: pineapple cake]]) that spelled doomed for his predecessor, as well as similar shots and camera angles. [[spoiler: He was rushed to the hospital and survived, and the other characters [[LampshadeHanging acknowledge how dramatic it would have been if he had died]]]] (almost verging on BreakingTheFourthWall.) BreakingTheFourthWall). [[spoiler: Then this trope hits the [[BigBrotherMentor other mentor]] [[HeroicSacrifice instead...]]]]
13th Mar '16 3:09:23 PM Morgenthaler
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** In ''PowerRangersJungleFury'', Master Mao, the Rangers' original teacher, is killed fifteen minutes into the first episode. His spirit does come to assist them several times, however.

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** In ''PowerRangersJungleFury'', ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'', Master Mao, the Rangers' original teacher, is killed fifteen minutes into the first episode. His spirit does come to assist them several times, however.



* Professor Maximillian Arturo takes the bullet for Quinn close to the end of Season 3 of ''{{Sliders}}''. His body is left to be burned along with this Earth, which is being scoured by pulsars.

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* Professor Maximillian Arturo takes the bullet for Quinn close to the end of Season 3 of ''{{Sliders}}''.''Series/{{Sliders}}''. His body is left to be burned along with this Earth, which is being scoured by pulsars.



** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', Naked Snake's mentor The Boss [[spoiler: defects to the Soviet Union and is killed by Snake at the end of the game.]]
* In ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', Mia Fey is killed right after the (very short) first case. She returns as a SpiritAdvisor and TheObiWan for the rest of the Phoenix games and each game explains her unique state to the player.

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** * In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', Naked Snake's mentor The Boss [[spoiler: defects to the Soviet Union and is killed by Snake at the end of the game.]]
* In ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', Mia Fey is killed right after the (very short) first case. She returns as a SpiritAdvisor and TheObiWan for the rest of the Phoenix games and each game explains her unique state to the player.
11th Mar '16 8:25:13 AM erforce
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* Mickey, Rocky's mentor, dies in ''RockyIII'' after Clubber Lang shoves him, setting off his bum ticker and triggering a heart attack.

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* Mickey, Rocky's mentor, dies in ''RockyIII'' ''Film/RockyIII'' after Clubber Lang shoves him, setting off his bum ticker and triggering a heart attack.



* Subverted with Splinter in the ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movie, although we're led to believe he died at first.

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* Subverted with Splinter in the ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movie, ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'', although we're led to believe he died at first.



* TheObiWan figure in the Sci Fi Channel B-movie ''TheLostFuture'' neither dies nor turns out to be secretly evil, which is quite a feat, especially since he's played by Sean Bean. In the finale he even [[TakingTheBullet dives in front of the hero and takes an arrow to the chest that was meant for him]], but contrary to expectation he manages to survive it.

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* TheObiWan figure in the Sci Fi Channel B-movie ''TheLostFuture'' ''Film/TheLostFuture'' neither dies nor turns out to be secretly evil, which is quite a feat, especially since he's played by Sean Bean. In the finale he even [[TakingTheBullet dives in front of the hero and takes an arrow to the chest that was meant for him]], but contrary to expectation he manages to survive it.



* In ''TheSting'', Hooker's mentor Luther combines this trope with {{Retirony}}.

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* In ''TheSting'', ''Film/TheSting'', Hooker's mentor Luther combines this trope with {{Retirony}}.
23rd Feb '16 5:10:04 AM MegaMarioMan
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* In ''RatchetAndClank: A Crack In Time'', Azimuth was created specifically for the purpose of giving Ratchet a mentor figure. And, naturally, he died [[spoiler: after going a little crazy and committing a FaceHeelTurn, then realizing [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone what he did]] and pulling a HeroicSacrifice.]]

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* In ''RatchetAndClank: A Crack In Time'', ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'', Azimuth was created specifically for the purpose of giving Ratchet a mentor figure. And, naturally, he died [[spoiler: after going a little crazy and committing a FaceHeelTurn, then realizing [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone what he did]] and pulling a HeroicSacrifice.]]
14th Feb '16 2:03:47 PM Grade0
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has, in what is probably the youngest character to fulfill this trope ever, [[spoiler: Pyrrha, who dies long before she can fully train Jaune.]]
4th Feb '16 7:41:23 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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** Averted with Giles, who makes it through the series alive.
*** Oh, [[SarcasmMode don't worry]], the Season 8 comics took care of that little problem!
*** Besides, he got shipped off to England for a while. That's as good as being killed off.

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** Averted with Giles, who makes it through the series alive.
*** Oh, [[SarcasmMode don't worry]],
alive. [[spoiler; Until the Season 8 comics took care of that little problem!
*** Besides, he got shipped off to England for a while. That's as good as being killed off.
comics, anyway.]]



* Dr. King Schultz in "Django Unchained" fills this role perfectly, kindly and gently teaching Django the finer points of bounty hunting, gunfighting, and killing before getting offed by the bad guy's henchman.

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* Dr. King Schultz in "Django Unchained" ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' fills this role perfectly, kindly and gently teaching Django the finer points of bounty hunting, gunfighting, and killing before getting offed by the bad guy's henchman.
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