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2nd Feb '16 2:23:01 AM Adept
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* Tooya from ''AyashiNoCeres''. Bonus points for wearing a BadassLongcoat, shades, ''and'' for being [[TheStoic stoic]]. * Tamahome of ''FushigiYuugi'' sort of falls into this trope at first. "Sort of" because Mysterious Protectors don't usually ask for money back, and because we get to know who he is soon enough.
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* Tooya from ''AyashiNoCeres''.''Manga/AyashiNoCeres''. Bonus points for wearing a BadassLongcoat, shades, ''and'' for being [[TheStoic stoic]]. * Tamahome of ''FushigiYuugi'' ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' sort of falls into this trope at first. "Sort of" because Mysterious Protectors don't usually ask for money back, and because we get to know who he is soon enough.
8th Jan '16 6:47:45 PM nombretomado
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* Haku in ''SpiritedAway'' certainly counts. He helped Chihiro several times throughout the course of the movie, remarking that despite not remembering anything else about his past, he remembers her. It is later revealed that [[spoiler: when Chihiro was a child, she fell into his river and he had rescued her.]]
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* Haku in ''SpiritedAway'' ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' certainly counts. He helped Chihiro several times throughout the course of the movie, remarking that despite not remembering anything else about his past, he remembers her. It is later revealed that [[spoiler: when Chihiro was a child, she fell into his river and he had rescued her.]]
8th Jan '16 1:06:08 PM Willbyr
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* In a rather odd variation, odder for being in one of the [[{{Gorn}} bloodiest]] and [[MindScrew mindscrewy]] {{Seinen}} out there, Ran and Ichise ''{{Texhnolyze}}'' are this from each other. Ran, resident MysteriousWaif, is the more traditional version, distant and mysterious, appearing to guide or help Ichise out suddenly at pivotal and critical moments, before fading away into the background, remaining almost anonymous until at least halfway through the anime. Ichise, on the other hand, is [[TheStoic dark and quiet]] {{Determinator}} who tends to show up mysteriously at the right moments through more sheer luck than anything else (while all of Ran's appearances are intentional, as far as we know).
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* In a rather odd variation, odder for being in one of the [[{{Gorn}} bloodiest]] and [[MindScrew mindscrewy]] {{Seinen}} out there, Ran and Ichise ''{{Texhnolyze}}'' ''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}'' are this from each other. Ran, resident MysteriousWaif, is the more traditional version, distant and mysterious, appearing to guide or help Ichise out suddenly at pivotal and critical moments, before fading away into the background, remaining almost anonymous until at least halfway through the anime. Ichise, on the other hand, is [[TheStoic dark and quiet]] {{Determinator}} who tends to show up mysteriously at the right moments through more sheer luck than anything else (while all of Ran's appearances are intentional, as far as we know).

* Some ''PrettyCure'' uses this:
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* Some ''PrettyCure'' ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' uses this:

** ''SuitePrettyCure'': Cure Muse. Who is not Seiren. She eventually unmasked herself and joins the Pretty Cures in Episode 36.
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** ''SuitePrettyCure'': ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'': Cure Muse. Who is not Seiren. She eventually unmasked herself and joins the Pretty Cures in Episode 36.
3rd Oct '15 5:53:44 PM Antigone3
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* ''Literature/MasqueradeOfTheRedDeath'': Reuben acts as this to Alicia during the Red Death's attack on Justine's headquarters.
6th Sep '15 5:05:46 PM nombretomado
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** [[spoiler: Negi's cousin Nekane]] sorta takes this role in ''NegimaSecondSeason''.
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** [[spoiler: Negi's cousin Nekane]] sorta takes this role in ''NegimaSecondSeason''.''Anime/NegimaSecondSeason''.
2nd Sep '15 1:56:45 PM SuperLlama
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' has a perk which causes a "Mysterious Stranger" to appear and assist the character randomly in battles.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' has a perk which causes a "Mysterious Stranger" to appear and assist the character randomly in battles. In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' he's so mysterious that he could pop up anywhere: In a fortified Enclave bunker, inside a VR simulation, on board an alien saucer in orbit around the Earth, ''anywhere''.
2nd Sep '15 1:50:39 PM SuperLlama
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* Manga/HayateTheCombatButler parodies this in an early episode; When Hayate is about to be taken away by the [[{{Yakuza}} "Very Nice People"]], Nagi shows up wearing a goofy mask and calling herself "Mask the Money".
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* Manga/HayateTheCombatButler parodies this in an early episode; When Hayate is about to be taken away by the [[{{Yakuza}} "Very Nice People"]], Nagi shows up wearing a goofy mask and calling herself "Mask the Money".Money" before whipping out a ton of cash to pay off Hayate's debt.
23rd Aug '15 12:01:52 PM Eesa
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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Homura is eventually revealed to be this. Nobody realizes it until episode 8, for two reasons: 1) she's a total stranger who rejects [[TheMentor Mami]]'s friendship, and 2) her taciturn nature and disdain for...everyone [[note]]except [[MessianicArchetype Madoka]][[/note]] make it very difficult to trust her. As befits this trope, [[spoiler:she may be Madoka's LoveInterest.]]
12th Aug '15 1:27:52 PM Willbyr
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* The prince who rescues Utena at the beginning of ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', and inspires her to become a prince. Not a love interest.
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* The prince who rescues Utena at the beginning of ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', and inspires her to become a prince. Not a love interest.

* Invoked in ''MahouSenseiNegima''; when Negi was a (younger) child, he viewed his father like this, to the point of getting himself in trouble so that his father would come save him. [[spoiler:The one time that things [[DoomedHometown truly do get serious]], his father does show up to save him. And then he has to leave again.]]
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* Invoked in ''MahouSenseiNegima''; ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''; when Negi was a (younger) child, he viewed his father like this, to the point of getting himself in trouble so that his father would come save him. [[spoiler:The one time that things [[DoomedHometown truly do get serious]], his father does show up to save him. And then he has to leave again.]]

* ''HoneyHoneyNoSutekiNaBouken'' has Phoenix, a GentlemanThief with a DominoMask not dissimliar to Tuxedo Kamen -- but much earlier; he shows up to help Honey in the nick of time during her wacky adventures, [[{{Tsundere}} not that she always wants to help.]]
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* ''HoneyHoneyNoSutekiNaBouken'' ''Manga/HoneyHoneyNoSutekiNaBouken'' has Phoenix, a GentlemanThief with a DominoMask not dissimliar to Tuxedo Kamen -- but much earlier; he shows up to help Honey in the nick of time during her wacky adventures, [[{{Tsundere}} not that she always wants to help.]]

* Although he didn't make a habit of it, Dragon from ''OnePiece'' was introduced as Luffy's MysteriousProtector before [[spoiler: it was revealed that [[LukeIAmYourFather he was Luffy's father]].]] * Homura from Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica self-consciously tries for this trope. That and the [[StealthHiBye Batman entrance/exit syndrome.]]
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* Although he didn't make a habit of it, Dragon from ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' was introduced as Luffy's MysteriousProtector before [[spoiler: it was revealed that [[LukeIAmYourFather he was Luffy's father]].]] * Homura from Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' self-consciously tries for this trope. That and the [[StealthHiBye Batman entrance/exit syndrome.]]
21st Jul '15 8:29:45 AM PilotSolaris
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* The Kami and Karavan of ''VideoGame/{{Ryzom}}'' serve as this for the four Homin races. Who they are and where they came from is a mystery (rumors persist that the Karavan are SpaceMarines from another planet and the Kami represent the planet's spirit), but they ''seem'' benevolent enough, even if they hate each-other's guts.
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