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14th May '17 9:57:22 AM Hanz
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** ''Videogame/MassEffectAndromeda'' has your character's father Alex Ryder, who you accompany in a scouting mission and sacrifices his breathing helmet when yours gets damaged beyond repair.
29th Apr '17 9:28:20 AM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Antauri]] from ''SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo''. [[BackFromTheDead He got better of course.]]
* Done via flashback in ''ReBoot''. To flesh out Bob's backstory we see his cadet days interacting with full guardian Dixon, who gets killed by Killabyte. Since she was shown using Glitch in the flashback, this was easy to see coming.

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* [[spoiler:Antauri]] from ''SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo''.''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo''. [[BackFromTheDead He got better of course.]]
* Done via flashback in ''ReBoot''.''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''. To flesh out Bob's backstory we see his cadet days interacting with full guardian Dixon, who gets killed by Killabyte. Since she was shown using Glitch in the flashback, this was easy to see coming.
17th Apr '17 2:10:01 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest'': Magi Lune 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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest'': Magi Lune seems to exist ''entirely'' for this purpose. She appears is Krysta's mentor both in a handful of scenes only to later die at the end of the film to pass on magic and general maturing, and nothing makes Krysta take her powers to Krysta.responsibility more seriously than Magi Lune's AlwaysWithYou / SuperEmpowering moment.



** [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Abraham Erskine]] has a parallel scene where he dies while reminding Steve to always remain a good man.

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** [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Abraham Erskine]] Erskine from ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' has a parallel scene where he dies while reminding Steve to always remain a good man.



* Averted in ''Film/TheMatrix'': Morpheus survives all three movies. [[spoiler:In fact, he's the only one of the three main characters to do so.]]
** In fact, this is intentionally subverted in the first movie. [[spoiler:During it, he is kidnapped by the Agents and the film seems to be building up to his death even as Neo attempts to rescue him. Despite everything, Neo manages to come through and save him.]]

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* Averted in ''Film/TheMatrix'': Morpheus survives all three movies. [[spoiler:In fact, he's the only one of the three main characters to do so.]]
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]] In fact, this is intentionally subverted defied in the first movie. [[spoiler:During it, he is kidnapped by the Agents and the film seems to be building up to his death even as Neo attempts to rescue him. Despite everything, Neo manages to come through and save him.]]



*** Lor San Tekka (who looks and acts uncannily like the elder Obi-Wan) acts as a mentor to Poe Dameron, and of course is murdered by Kylo Ren barely five minutes after we've met the old man.

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*** Lor San Tekka (who looks and acts uncannily like the elder Obi-Wan) acts as a mentor to Poe Dameron, and of course is andis murdered by Kylo Ren barely five minutes after we've met the old man.



* [[spoiler:Professor X]] from ''Film/XMenTheLastStand.''

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10th Apr '17 2:46:37 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Arya Stark suffers this greatly since her mentors tend to die or abandon her: Ned Stark, Syrio Forel, Yoren, Jaqen H'ghar, Thoros of Myr and Beric Dondarrion and finally, Sandor Clegane. Indeed, her decision to refuse to go with Brienne is a result of her constant frustration at being left without a parental figure she can rely or depend on, to which she decides to sail to Braavos on her own and disappear entirely from Westeros.
8th Apr '17 1:10:22 PM nombretomado
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* Methuselah and Abbot Mortimer are both mentor figures to [[TheHero Matthias]] in the first ''{{Redwall}}'' book, and both of them die.

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* Methuselah and Abbot Mortimer are both mentor figures to [[TheHero Matthias]] in the first ''{{Redwall}}'' ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'' book, and both of them die.
6th Apr '17 1:37:22 AM outlander2012
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* In the ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novel, ''The Path of Heaven'', the Stormseer Targutai Yesgeui of the White Scars Legion, who has been a mentor to both his Primarch Jaghatai Khan and others in the Legion, [[spoiler: dies when he sacrifices himself to activate a device that will open a portal that will allow the White Scars to escape the Emperor's Children and Death Guard who have come to kill them and reach Terra. With his last strength, Yesgeui telepathically asks his Primarch and student not to let the Legion [[HeWhoFightsMonsters slip into despair and hatred like their enemies]], and to keep them safe and together in the battles to come, all while Jaghatai is desperately begging his old friend and mentor not to do it]].
-->'''Jaghatai Khan''': [[spoiler: Targutai, this will end you. Do not do it. Return to the ship]].
-->'''Yesgeui''': [[spoiler: Know that [[UndyingLoyalty I would have followed you to the end]]. [[ItHasBeenAnHonor I would have stood beside you on Terra]]. When I am gone, do not let them forget. Do not let them become that which is hateful]].
-->'''Jaghatai Khan''': [[spoiler: Come back...[[PleaseDontLeaveMe I still need you]].
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.
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