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7th Mar '17 12:18:58 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Being the {{Mentor|s}} is never an easy job. Fighting the BigBad yourself and stopping TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt would be easy -- in fact, you've probably [[RetiredBadass been there, done that]]. But, no, now you have to take this NaiveNewcomer under your wing and teach them the ropes of herodom.

If you don't have to convince TheChosenOne who [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wants to be normal]] to grow a spine and accept the CallToAdventure, you have to convince your [[JumpedAtTheCall blindly excited and dangerously eager young pupil]] that YouAreNotReady to learn the DangerousForbiddenTechnique. When you try to protect TheHero from the AwfulTruth, you end up facing their RageAgainstTheMentor. You have to maintain an ongoing conspiracy to keep TheHero LockedOutOfTheLoop. [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest If they're an orphan,]] you have to find them a set of MuggleFosterParents while keeping [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist social services in the dark]]. You have to endure accusations of insanity when you're trying to teach your charge that YourEyesCanDeceiveYou, give them advice on how to tell a [[LoveInterests love interest]] "ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies," and [[TheWatcher keep a close eye on them 24/7]].

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Being the {{Mentor|s}} is never an easy job. Fighting the BigBad yourself and stopping TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt would be easy -- in fact, you've probably is tough enough as it is, and [[RetiredBadass been there, done that]]. But, no, now you would know]]. Now you have to do that ''and'' take this NaiveNewcomer under your wing and teach them the ropes of herodom.

If you don't have to convince TheChosenOne who [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wants to be normal]] to grow a spine and accept the CallToAdventure, you have to convince your [[JumpedAtTheCall blindly excited and dangerously eager young pupil]] that YouAreNotReady to learn the DangerousForbiddenTechnique. When you try to protect TheHero from the AwfulTruth, you end up facing their RageAgainstTheMentor. You have to maintain an ongoing conspiracy to keep TheHero LockedOutOfTheLoop. [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest If they're an orphan,]] you have to find them a set of MuggleFosterParents while keeping [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist social services in the dark]]. You have to endure accusations of insanity when you're trying to teach your charge that YourEyesCanDeceiveYou, give them advice on how to tell a [[LoveInterests love interest]] "ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies," and [[TheWatcher keep a close eye on them 24/7]].



If the student is lucky, their Mentor will stick around as 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 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 though. It was probably [[MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning all part of the plan]].



Compare/contrast DeadSidekick. Maybe the result of OpposedMentors. Not all mentors fall into this, of course; a great number, if not most, of those that don't fall to the hazards of the occupation eventually turn out to have been a BrokenPedestal; then the inevitable death is either a particularly emotionally charged generic hero-kills-villain or RedemptionEqualsDeath instead.

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Compare/contrast DeadSidekick. Maybe the result of OpposedMentors. Not all mentors fall into this, of course; a course. A great number, if not most, of those that don't fall to the hazards of the occupation eventually turn out to have been a BrokenPedestal; then the inevitable death is either a particularly emotionally charged generic hero-kills-villain or RedemptionEqualsDeath instead.
instead. Then post-humus character development can turn them into a RebuiltPedestal.



** Played straight, where [[spoiler:Soichiro acts as a mentor to Matsuda. On realising that [[BerserkButton Light has essentially betrayed everything his father stood for]], Matsuda flies into an UnstoppableRage and almost kills him.]]

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** Played straight, where [[spoiler:Soichiro acts as a mentor to Matsuda. On realising that [[BerserkButton Light has essentially betrayed everything his father stood for]], Matsuda flies into an UnstoppableRage and almost kills shoots him.]]



** Earlier on in the series, Master Roshi acts as this; having taken Goku and Krillin (and later, Yamcha) into his home and training them in his own, err, odd, martial art. When [[SealedEvilInACan Piccolo]] shows up, Goku is presumed to be dead and Krillin actually IS dead, and Tenshinhan is the last hope for the future, Roshi uses the suicidal Evil Containment Wave to reseal Piccolo. It doesn't work, and, this being Dragon Ball... he gets better.

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** Earlier on in the series, ** Master Roshi acts as this; having taken Goku and Krillin (and later, Yamcha) into his home and training them in his own, err, odd, martial art. When [[SealedEvilInACan Piccolo]] shows up, Goku is presumed to be dead and Krillin actually IS dead, and Tenshinhan is the last hope for the future, Roshi uses the suicidal Evil Containment Wave to reseal Piccolo. It doesn't work, and, this being Dragon Ball... he gets better.


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* ''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'': Benedicto is the Mentor of both Aguilar and Maria, and when he is burned at the stake, they have to continue their mission without him.
25th Feb '17 1:32:01 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: Brad Elliott]] in the DaleBrown books, who goes down crashing the EB-52 Megafortress into a Chinese ICBM site.

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* [[spoiler: Brad Elliott]] in the DaleBrown Creator/DaleBrown books, who goes down crashing the EB-52 Megafortress into a Chinese ICBM site.
20th Feb '17 7:21:43 PM dmcreif
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** Ben Urich in ''Series/Daredevil2015'' does his best efforts to mentor Karen Page in the art of investigative reporting. And then Wilson Fisk chokes him to death for speaking to Fisk's mother.
** Pop in ''Series/LukeCage2016'' mentors Luke a bit. Then gets killed in the ''second'' episode. Likewise, Squabbles, who functioned as a mentor for Luke in prison, got killed by Shades and Comanche when Luke began plotting to expose Rackham's corruption.

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** **''Series/Daredevil2015'': Ben Urich in ''Series/Daredevil2015'' does his best efforts to mentor Karen Page in the art of investigative reporting. And then Wilson Fisk chokes him to death for (being tricked by Karen into) speaking to Fisk's mother.
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mother. In season 2, Mitchell Ellison takes up the mantle as a mentor for Karen, but avoids this trope.
**''Series/LukeCage2016'':
Pop in ''Series/LukeCage2016'' mentors Luke a bit. is Luke's first mentor. Then gets killed in the ''second'' episode.episode in the crossfire of an attempted hit on Chico (Tone was trying to kill Chico, but due to his decision to use two submachine guns instead of a simple pistol, ended up nonfatally wounding Chico and Pop caught a stray to the neck). Likewise, Squabbles, who functioned as a mentor for Luke in prison, got killed by Shades and Comanche when Luke began plotting to expose Rackham's corruption.
30th Jan '17 2:51:08 PM DustSnitch
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A hero's mentor dies, often to further the development of the hero or make the villain appear more despicable and imposing.
20th Jan '17 10:29:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' plays this deadly straight and [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] it. The [[BigBad Storm King]] and [[{{Chessmaster}} Utuk'ku]] deliberately set out to kill the members of the League of the Scroll and anyone else with sufficient knowledge to potentially unravel their EvilPlan before it was complete. Naturally, all of these characters act as {{Mentors}} to various protagonists.

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* Creator/TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' plays this deadly straight and [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] it. The [[BigBad Storm King]] and [[{{Chessmaster}} Utuk'ku]] deliberately set out to kill the members of the League of the Scroll and anyone else with sufficient knowledge to potentially unravel their EvilPlan before it was complete. Naturally, all of these characters act as {{Mentors}} to various protagonists.
19th Jan '17 12:55:01 AM cherrychels
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** Ends up averted by the fact he can [[spoiler:WILL HIMSELF BACK INTO EXISTENCE, once, twice and apparantly permanently (although he needs an artifical body to walk around the real world)]].

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** Ends up averted by the fact he can [[spoiler:WILL HIMSELF BACK INTO EXISTENCE, once, twice and apparantly apparently permanently (although he needs an artifical body to walk around the real world)]].



* [[spoiler:[[EccentricMentor Albus Dumbledore]]]] in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''. ([[HesJustHiding Search your feelings; you know it to be true!]]). And that's just the biggest name - many, ''many'' people have commented on how nobody who ever gives Harry good advice lives to see the end of the series. (That "good advice" requirement spares big-brother-esque Hagrid from the fate of many Harry's mentors.)

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* [[spoiler:[[EccentricMentor Albus Dumbledore]]]] in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''. ([[HesJustHiding Search your feelings; you know it to be true!]]). And that's just the biggest name - -- many, ''many'' people have commented on how nobody who ever gives Harry good advice lives to see the end of the series. (That "good advice" requirement spares big-brother-esque Hagrid from the fate of many Harry's mentors.)



* Syrio Forel, Arya's "dancing teacher" in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. In order to buy her time to run away, he [[YouShallNotPass stops to fight]] five guards and a knight with a training sword. He successfully kills or disables the guards, but has no chance against the fully armored knight.
** Occurs multiple times to the mentors of Jon Snow. Ned Stark, Jon's father, raised Jon alongside Robb and mentored them together as Robb and Jon grew up side-by-side. [[spoiler:After their family is separated by the events of the first book, Ned is later executed in King's Landing.]] In the second book, though Qhorin Halfhand didn't know Jon for long, he taught him a few things and was a legendary ranger of the Night's Watch. Qhorin [[spoiler:orders Jon to yield to the wildlings and plans for Jon to kill him as part of his plan to have Jon be a FakeDefector for the Night's Watch to infiltrate the wildlings and Jon is forced to do so in a one-on-one battle with him.]] Lord Commander Jeor Mormont instilled several leadership skills into Jon, so [[spoiler:of course his tragic stabbing]] was inevitable. Jon's [[StarCrossedLovers love interest]] Ygritte explained much of the wildling culture and outlook to Jon and taught him quite a few lessons. She [[spoiler:is later killed in battle and when Jon manages to find her, he tries to save her but she dies in his arms.]] Maester Aemon was a mentor to Jon and Sam both, [[spoiler:so his passing was doubly-assured (to be fair, he was extremely old)]]. Even Benjen Stark, Jon's CoolUncle, who inspired Jon to join the Night's Watch in the first place, mysteriously vanished on a ranging almost immediately after being introduced in the narrative. So far, the only mentor of Jon's who has escaped the Mentor Occupational Hazard fate is the King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder, and he did that by [[spoiler:concealing his identity and faking his death, revealing himself to Jon part-way through the fifth book]].

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* Syrio Forel, Arya's "dancing teacher" in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. In order to buy her time to run away, he so she can escape, Syrio [[YouShallNotPass stops to fight]] five guards and a knight with a training sword. He successfully kills or disables the guards, but has no chance against the fully armored knight.
** Occurs multiple times to the mentors of Jon Snow. Ned Stark, Jon's father, raised Jon alongside Ned Stark, raises his sons Robb and mentored them Jon together and mentors them both as Robb and Jon grew grow up side-by-side. [[spoiler:After their family is separated by the events of the first book, Ned is later executed in King's Landing.]] In the second book, though Qhorin Halfhand didn't know Jon for long, he taught him a few things and was a legendary ranger of the Night's Watch. Qhorin [[spoiler:orders Jon to yield to the wildlings and plans for Jon to kill him as part of his plan to have Jon be a FakeDefector for the Night's Watch to infiltrate the wildlings and Jon is forced to do so in a one-on-one battle with him.]] Lord Commander Jeor Mormont instilled several leadership skills into Jon, so [[spoiler:of course his tragic stabbing]] was inevitable. Jon's [[StarCrossedLovers love interest]] Ygritte explained much of the wildling culture and outlook to Jon and taught him quite a few lessons. She [[spoiler:is later killed in battle and when Jon manages to find her, he tries to save her but she dies in his arms.]] Maester Aemon was a mentor to Jon and Sam both, [[spoiler:so his passing was doubly-assured (to be fair, he was extremely old)]]. Even Benjen Stark, Jon's CoolUncle, who inspired Jon to join the Night's Watch in the first place, mysteriously vanished on a ranging almost immediately after being introduced in the narrative. So far, the only mentor of Jon's who has escaped the Mentor Occupational Hazard fate is the King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder, and he did that by [[spoiler:concealing [[spoiler:conceals his identity and faking fakes his death, revealing himself to Jon part-way through the fifth book]].
18th Jan '17 6:36:31 PM cherrychels
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** Occurs multiple times to the mentors of Jon Snow. Ned Stark, Jon's father, raised Jon alongside Robb and mentored them together as Robb and Jon grew up side-by-side. [[spoiler:After their family is separated by the events of the first book, Ned is later executed in King's Landing.]] In the second book, though Qhorin Halfhand didn't know Jon for long, he taught him a few things and was a legendary ranger of the Night's Watch. Qhorin [[spoiler:orders Jon to yield to the wildlings and plans for Jon to kill him as part of his plan to have Jon be a FakeDefector for the Night's Watch to infiltrate the wildlings and Jon is forced to do so in a one-on-one battle with him.]] Lord Commander Jeor Mormont instilled several leadership skills into Jon, so [[spoiler:of course his tragic stabbing]] was inevitable. Jon's [[StarCrossedLovers love interest]] Ygritte explained much of the wildling culture and outlook to Jon and taught him quite a few lessons. She [[spoiler:is later killed in battle and when Jon manages to find her, he tries to save her but she dies in his arms.]] Maester Aemon was a mentor to Jon and Sam both, [[spoiler:so his passing was doubly-assured (to be fair, he was extremely old)]]. Even Benjen Stark, Jon's CoolUncle, who inspired Jon to join the Night's Watch in the first place, mysteriously vanished on a ranging almost immediately after being introduced in the narrative. So far, the only mentor of Jon's who has escaped his Mentor Occupational Hazard fate is the King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder, and he did that by [[spoiler:concealing his identity and faking his death, revealing himself to Jon halfway part-way through the fifth book]].

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** Occurs multiple times to the mentors of Jon Snow. Ned Stark, Jon's father, raised Jon alongside Robb and mentored them together as Robb and Jon grew up side-by-side. [[spoiler:After their family is separated by the events of the first book, Ned is later executed in King's Landing.]] In the second book, though Qhorin Halfhand didn't know Jon for long, he taught him a few things and was a legendary ranger of the Night's Watch. Qhorin [[spoiler:orders Jon to yield to the wildlings and plans for Jon to kill him as part of his plan to have Jon be a FakeDefector for the Night's Watch to infiltrate the wildlings and Jon is forced to do so in a one-on-one battle with him.]] Lord Commander Jeor Mormont instilled several leadership skills into Jon, so [[spoiler:of course his tragic stabbing]] was inevitable. Jon's [[StarCrossedLovers love interest]] Ygritte explained much of the wildling culture and outlook to Jon and taught him quite a few lessons. She [[spoiler:is later killed in battle and when Jon manages to find her, he tries to save her but she dies in his arms.]] Maester Aemon was a mentor to Jon and Sam both, [[spoiler:so his passing was doubly-assured (to be fair, he was extremely old)]]. Even Benjen Stark, Jon's CoolUncle, who inspired Jon to join the Night's Watch in the first place, mysteriously vanished on a ranging almost immediately after being introduced in the narrative. So far, the only mentor of Jon's who has escaped his the Mentor Occupational Hazard fate is the King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder, and he did that by [[spoiler:concealing his identity and faking his death, revealing himself to Jon halfway part-way through the fifth book]].
18th Jan '17 6:34:42 PM cherrychels
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** The penultimate example would have to be [[spoiler: the despised Severus Snape, who dies protecting Harry]]. Before you rush to disagree, recall that he gave excellent advice [[spoiler: while foiling Harry's attacks at the end of book 6]] and [[spoiler:gave Harry the key to unlocking the many secrets surrounding him and to defeating Voldemort, telling Harry to take the tears he had given him to the Pensieve right before his death]].

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** The penultimate example would have to be [[spoiler: the despised Severus Snape, who dies protecting Harry]]. Before you rush to disagree, recall that he gave excellent advice [[spoiler: while foiling Harry's attacks at the end of book 6]] and [[spoiler:gave [[spoiler:in book 7, gave Harry the key to unlocking the many secrets surrounding him and to defeating Voldemort, telling Harry to take the tears he had given him to the Pensieve right before his death]].



** Occurs multiple times to the mentors of Jon Snow. Ned Stark, Jon's father, raised Jon alongside Robb and mentored them together as Robb and Jon grew up side-by-side. [[spoiler:After their family is separated by the events of the first book, Ned is later executed in King's Landin.]] In the second book, though Qhorin Halfhand didn't know Jon for long, he taught him a few things and was a legendary ranger of the Night's Watch. Qhorin [[spoiler:orders Jon to yield to the wildlings and plans for Jon to kill him as part of his plan to have Jon be a FakeDefector for the Night's Watch to infiltrate the wildlings and Jon is forced to do so in a one-on-one battle with him.]] Lord Commander Jeor Mormont instilled several leadership skills into Jon, so [[spoiler:of course his tragic stabbing]] was inevitable. Jon's love interest Ygritte explained much of the wildling culture and outlook to Jon and taught him quite a few lessons. She [[spoiler:is shot by Olly right in front of Jon and dies in Jon's arms.]] Maester Aemon was a mentor to Jon and Sam both, [[spoiler:so his passing was doubly-assured (to be fair, he was extremely old)]]. Even Benjen Stark, Jon's CoolUncle, who inspired Jon to join the Night's Watch in the first place, mysteriously vanished on a ranging almost immediately after being introduced in the narrative. So far, the only mentor of Jon's who has escaped his Mentor Occupational Hazard fate is the King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder, and he did that by [[spoiler:concealing his identity and faking his death, revealing himself to Jon halfway part-way through the fifth book]].

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** Occurs multiple times to the mentors of Jon Snow. Ned Stark, Jon's father, raised Jon alongside Robb and mentored them together as Robb and Jon grew up side-by-side. [[spoiler:After their family is separated by the events of the first book, Ned is later executed in King's Landin.Landing.]] In the second book, though Qhorin Halfhand didn't know Jon for long, he taught him a few things and was a legendary ranger of the Night's Watch. Qhorin [[spoiler:orders Jon to yield to the wildlings and plans for Jon to kill him as part of his plan to have Jon be a FakeDefector for the Night's Watch to infiltrate the wildlings and Jon is forced to do so in a one-on-one battle with him.]] Lord Commander Jeor Mormont instilled several leadership skills into Jon, so [[spoiler:of course his tragic stabbing]] was inevitable. Jon's [[StarCrossedLovers love interest interest]] Ygritte explained much of the wildling culture and outlook to Jon and taught him quite a few lessons. She [[spoiler:is shot by Olly right later killed in front of battle and when Jon and manages to find her, he tries to save her but she dies in Jon's his arms.]] Maester Aemon was a mentor to Jon and Sam both, [[spoiler:so his passing was doubly-assured (to be fair, he was extremely old)]]. Even Benjen Stark, Jon's CoolUncle, who inspired Jon to join the Night's Watch in the first place, mysteriously vanished on a ranging almost immediately after being introduced in the narrative. So far, the only mentor of Jon's who has escaped his Mentor Occupational Hazard fate is the King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder, and he did that by [[spoiler:concealing his identity and faking his death, revealing himself to Jon halfway part-way through the fifth book]].
18th Jan '17 6:31:21 PM cherrychels
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* [[spoiler:[[EccentricMentor Albus Dumbledore]]]] in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''. ([[HesJustHiding Search your feelings; you know it to be true!]]). And that's just the biggest name - many, ''many'' people have commented on how nobody who ever gives Harry good advice lives to see the end of the series. (That "good advice" requirement spares big-brother-esque Hagrid.)
** This trope also applies to [[spoiler: Sirius and Lupin.]]
** The penultimate example would have to be [[spoiler: the despised Severus Snape]]. Before you rush to disagree, recall that he gave excellent advice [[spoiler: while foiling Harry's attacks at the end of book 6]].

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* [[spoiler:[[EccentricMentor Albus Dumbledore]]]] in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''. ([[HesJustHiding Search your feelings; you know it to be true!]]). And that's just the biggest name - many, ''many'' people have commented on how nobody who ever gives Harry good advice lives to see the end of the series. (That "good advice" requirement spares big-brother-esque Hagrid.Hagrid from the fate of many Harry's mentors.)
** This trope also applies to [[spoiler: Sirius and Lupin.Lupin, who also played large roles in guiding Harry.]]
** The penultimate example would have to be [[spoiler: the despised Severus Snape]]. Snape, who dies protecting Harry]]. Before you rush to disagree, recall that he gave excellent advice [[spoiler: while foiling Harry's attacks at the end of book 6]].6]] and [[spoiler:gave Harry the key to unlocking the many secrets surrounding him and to defeating Voldemort, telling Harry to take the tears he had given him to the Pensieve right before his death]].



** Occurs multiple times to the mentors of Jon Snow. Ned Stark, Jon's father, raised Jon alongside Robb and mentored them together as Robb and Jon grew up side-by-side. [[spoiler:Ned is executed toward the end of season 1.]] In season 2, though Qhorin Halfhand didn't know Jon for long, he taught him a few things and was a legendary ranger of the Night's Watch. Qhorin [[spoiler:plans for Jon to kill him as part of his plan to have Jon be a FakeDefector for the Night's Watch in order to infiltrate the wildlings and Jon is forced to do so in a one-on-one battle with him.]] Lord Commander Jeor Mormont instilled several leadership skills into Jon, so [[spoiler:of course his tragic stabbing]] was inevitable. Jon's love interest Ygritte explained much of the wildling culture and outlook to Jon and taught him quite a few lessons. She [[spoiler:is shot by Olly right in front of Jon and dies in Jon's arms.]] Maester Aemon was a mentor to Jon and Sam both, [[spoiler:so his passing was doubly-assured (to be fair, he was extremely old)]]. Even Benjen Stark, Jon's CoolUncle, who inspired Jon to join the Night's Watch in the first place, mysteriously vanished on a ranging almost immediately after being introduced in the narrative. In season 6, [[spoiler:Benjen Stark is revealed to sort-of alive; he's technically dead but is still himself. He was stabbed by a White Walker's ice sword, left for dead, but was saved by the Children of the Forest who prevented him from becoming a White Walker by shoving a piece of dragonglass into his heart.]]. Finally, the King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder, who also served as a mentor to Jon, is [[spoiler:killed by Stannis Baratheon and Melisandre when he refuses to bend the knee.]]

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** Occurs multiple times to the mentors of Jon Snow. Ned Stark, Jon's father, raised Jon alongside Robb and mentored them together as Robb and Jon grew up side-by-side. [[spoiler:Ned [[spoiler:After their family is separated by the events of the first book, Ned is later executed toward the end of season 1.in King's Landin.]] In season 2, the second book, though Qhorin Halfhand didn't know Jon for long, he taught him a few things and was a legendary ranger of the Night's Watch. Qhorin [[spoiler:plans [[spoiler:orders Jon to yield to the wildlings and plans for Jon to kill him as part of his plan to have Jon be a FakeDefector for the Night's Watch in order to infiltrate the wildlings and Jon is forced to do so in a one-on-one battle with him.]] Lord Commander Jeor Mormont instilled several leadership skills into Jon, so [[spoiler:of course his tragic stabbing]] was inevitable. Jon's love interest Ygritte explained much of the wildling culture and outlook to Jon and taught him quite a few lessons. She [[spoiler:is shot by Olly right in front of Jon and dies in Jon's arms.]] Maester Aemon was a mentor to Jon and Sam both, [[spoiler:so his passing was doubly-assured (to be fair, he was extremely old)]]. Even Benjen Stark, Jon's CoolUncle, who inspired Jon to join the Night's Watch in the first place, mysteriously vanished on a ranging almost immediately after being introduced in the narrative. In season 6, [[spoiler:Benjen Stark is revealed to sort-of alive; he's technically dead but is still himself. He was stabbed by a White Walker's ice sword, left for dead, but was saved by So far, the Children only mentor of the Forest Jon's who prevented him from becoming a White Walker by shoving a piece of dragonglass into has escaped his heart.]]. Finally, Mentor Occupational Hazard fate is the King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder, who also served as a mentor to Jon, is [[spoiler:killed by Stannis Baratheon and Melisandre when he refuses did that by [[spoiler:concealing his identity and faking his death, revealing himself to bend Jon halfway part-way through the knee.]] fifth book]].
18th Jan '17 6:08:56 PM cherrychels
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** Occurs multiple times to the mentors of Jon Snow. Ned Stark, Jon's father, raised Jon alongside Robb and mentored them together as Robb and Jon grew up side-by-side. [[spoiler:Ned is executed toward the end of season 1.]] In season 2, though Qhorin Halfhand didn't know Jon for long, he taught him a few things and was a legendary ranger of the Night's Watch. Qhorin [[spoiler:plans for Jon to kill him as part of his plan to have Jon be a FakeDefector for the Night's Watch in order to infiltrate the wildlings and Jon is forced to do so in a one-on-one battle with him.]] Lord Commander Jeor Mormont instilled several leadership skills into Jon, so of course his tragic stabbing was inevitable. Jon's love interest Ygritte explained much of the wildling culture and outlook to Jon and taught him quite a few lessons. She [[spoiler:is shot by Olly right in front of Jon and dies in Jon's arms.]] Maester Aemon was a mentor to Jon and Sam both, [[spoiler:so his passing was doubly-assured (to be fair, he was extremely old)]]. Even Benjen Stark, Jon's CoolUncle, who inspired Jon to join the Night's Watch in the first place, mysteriously vanished on a ranging almost immediately after being introduced in the narrative. In season 6, [[spoiler:Benjen Stark is revealed to sort-of alive; he's technically dead but is still himself. He was stabbed by a White Walker's ice sword, left for dead, but was saved by the Children of the Forest who prevented him from becoming a White Walker by shoving a piece of dragonglass into his heart.]]. Finally, the King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder, who also served as a mentor to Jon, is [[spoiler:killed by Stannis Baratheon and Melisandre when he refuses to bend the knee.]]

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** Occurs multiple times to the mentors of Jon Snow. Ned Stark, Jon's father, raised Jon alongside Robb and mentored them together as Robb and Jon grew up side-by-side. [[spoiler:Ned is executed toward the end of season 1.]] In season 2, though Qhorin Halfhand didn't know Jon for long, he taught him a few things and was a legendary ranger of the Night's Watch. Qhorin [[spoiler:plans for Jon to kill him as part of his plan to have Jon be a FakeDefector for the Night's Watch in order to infiltrate the wildlings and Jon is forced to do so in a one-on-one battle with him.]] Lord Commander Jeor Mormont instilled several leadership skills into Jon, so of [[spoiler:of course his tragic stabbing stabbing]] was inevitable. Jon's love interest Ygritte explained much of the wildling culture and outlook to Jon and taught him quite a few lessons. She [[spoiler:is shot by Olly right in front of Jon and dies in Jon's arms.]] Maester Aemon was a mentor to Jon and Sam both, [[spoiler:so his passing was doubly-assured (to be fair, he was extremely old)]]. Even Benjen Stark, Jon's CoolUncle, who inspired Jon to join the Night's Watch in the first place, mysteriously vanished on a ranging almost immediately after being introduced in the narrative. In season 6, [[spoiler:Benjen Stark is revealed to sort-of alive; he's technically dead but is still himself. He was stabbed by a White Walker's ice sword, left for dead, but was saved by the Children of the Forest who prevented him from becoming a White Walker by shoving a piece of dragonglass into his heart.]]. Finally, the King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder, who also served as a mentor to Jon, is [[spoiler:killed by Stannis Baratheon and Melisandre when he refuses to bend the knee.]]
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