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25th Jul '16 3:30:50 PM cpslck
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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' has practically it's own subtrope where a mentor dies and starts TheHero in their journey
** Ho Yinsen from ''Film/IronMan'' who dies after mentoring Tony and telling him "Don't waste your life".
** [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Abraham Erskine]] has a parallel scene where he dies while reminding Steve to always remain a good man.
** Discussed and implied with Spider-Man whose uncle left him the ComesGreatResponsibility philosophy.
7th Jul '16 11:28:56 PM Morgenthaler
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If the student is lucky, their Mentor will stick around as TheObiWan or a SpiritAdvisor. Either way, expect them to retreat into a HeroicBSOD for awhile, possibly mumbling "ItsAllMyFault," before the UnstoppableRage kicks in and the villain responsible pays. They needn't dwell on it too long, though; it was probably [[MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning all part of the plan]].

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If the student is lucky, their Mentor will stick around as TheObiWan or a SpiritAdvisor. Either way, expect them to retreat into a HeroicBSOD for awhile, possibly mumbling "ItsAllMyFault," before the UnstoppableRage kicks in and the villain responsible pays. They needn't dwell on it too long, though; it was probably [[MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning all part of the plan]].



* TheObiWan of ''Franchise/StarWars''

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* TheObiWan Obi-Wan of ''Franchise/StarWars''



* TheObiWan figure in the Sci Fi Channel B-movie ''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.

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* TheObiWan The mentor figure in the Sci Fi Channel B-movie ''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.



* Notably averted on ''Series/StargateSG1'', where TheObiWan figure Master Bra'tac is noted for having survived through all 10 seasons of the show, despite multiple attacks by ThePlotReaper and even a feeling of depression in one early episode. He's just [[BadassGrandpa that badass]].

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* Notably averted on ''Series/StargateSG1'', where TheObiWan mentor figure Master Bra'tac is noted for having survived through all 10 seasons of the show, despite multiple attacks by ThePlotReaper and even a feeling of depression in one early episode. He's just [[BadassGrandpa that badass]].



* In ''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.

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* In ''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.



* In ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', the WebVideo/LastAngryGeek, realizing that he's dressed as [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan Kenobi]], realizes that this will probably happen to him. [[spoiler: It does.]]

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* In ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', the WebVideo/LastAngryGeek, realizing that he's dressed as [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan Kenobi]], Kenobi, realizes that this will probably happen to him. [[spoiler: It does.]]
3rd Jul '16 2:33:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* Magi Lune in ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest'' seems to exist ''entirely'' for this purpose. She appears in a handful of scenes only to later die at the end of the film to pass on her powers to Krysta.
* Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' with [[spoiler:Master Oogway, though at least that's a natural old-age death]], and then subverted with [[spoiler:Master Shifu at the end]].
* Mufasa from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' dies protecting Simba, his son, after being thrown off the cliff to his death by Scar, his brother.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}''. [[spoiler:Ronin only looked done for; it turned out he was much too badass to just go out surrounded by hundreds of Boggans]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'' [[spoiler:Averted with Brendan's mentor, Brother Aidan. Having escaped the Viking raid on Iona he is also one of the only survivors of the attack on Kells. He is soon after saved from the Viking squad who attacks him and Brendan in the forest. He is then shown to spend his remaining years travelling with Brendan, continuing to mentor him and living to see the completion of his life's work, the Book of Iona/Kells. He however does not live to the conclusion of the film, eventually dying of old age.]]
* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', Tadashi is the main motivator for getting Hiro out of the bot fights and into college [[note]]and according to ''The Art of Big Hero 6'', Hiro is into robotics because of Tadashi[[/note]]. What happens after Hiro finally gets accepted? [[spoiler:Tadashi dies when the showcase building is set on fire]].
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* Magi Lune in ''FernGully'' seems to exist ''entirely'' for this purpose. She appears in a handful of scenes only to later die at the end of the film to pass on her powers to Krysta.



* Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' with [[spoiler:Master Oogway, though at least that's a natural old-age death]], and then subverted with [[spoiler:Master Shifu at the end]].



* Mufasa from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' dies protecting Simba, his son, after being thrown off the cliff to his death by Scar, his brother.



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}''. [[spoiler:Ronin only looked done for; it turned out he was much too badass to just go out surrounded by hundreds of Boggans]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'' [[spoiler:Averted with Brendan's mentor, Brother Aidan. Having escaped the Viking raid on Iona he is also one of the only survivors of the attack on Kells. He is soon after saved from the Viking squad who attacks him and Brendan in the forest. He is then shown to spend his remaining years travelling with Brendan, continuing to mentor him and living to see the completion of his life's work, the Book of Iona/Kells. He however does not live to the conclusion of the film, eventually dying of old age.]]



* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', Tadashi is the main motivator for getting Hiro out of the bot fights and into college [[note]]and according to ''The Art of Big Hero 6'', Hiro is into robotics because of Tadashi[[/note]]. What happens after Hiro finally gets accepted? [[spoiler:Tadashi dies when the showcase building is set on fire]].
29th Jun '16 5:46:37 PM nombretomado
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* In AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Jern was apprenticed to Vondar. He died shortly before the InMediasRes opening, from the danger Jern is fleeing.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Jern was apprenticed to Vondar. He died shortly before the InMediasRes opening, from the danger Jern is fleeing.
25th Jun '16 9:52:42 PM nombretomado
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* The player character's mentor Gorion dies in the first chapter in ''BaldursGate'' in a battle against the BigBad. As he's also your foster father, this is also a case of DoomedHomeTown.

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* The player character's mentor Gorion dies in the first chapter in ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' in a battle against the BigBad. As he's also your foster father, this is also a case of DoomedHomeTown.
4th Jun '16 2:23:09 PM VoiceInTheWasteland
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** Averted with Giles, who makes it through the series alive. [[spoiler; Until the Season 8 comics, anyway.]]

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** Averted with Giles, who makes it through the series alive. [[spoiler; [[spoiler: Until the Season 8 comics, anyway.]]
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.]]
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