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18th May '18 1:19:50 AM Minkette
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* ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'': Darian certainly has this reaction when he finds out Firesong k'Vala has moved to k'Valdemar Vale specifically to train Darian.

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* ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'': In ''Owlsight'', Darian certainly has this reaction when he finds out Firesong k'Vala K'Treva, a talented Healing Adept who helped save the world from [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The Cataclysm]], has moved to k'Valdemar Vale specifically to train Darian.Darian in their shared Gift.
9th Feb '18 9:28:14 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Doctor Strange is noted as very rarely taking apprentices - and considering that he's believed to be anywhere between several hundred and fifteen hundred years old (the actual answer, thanks to time travel, is somewhere in the region of [[spoiler: ''500,000'']]), is often not seen for decades at a time, and is generally much preoccupied with his job and his grand XanatosGambit (this specific version of the character is a member of the OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness), people rarely get the opportunity to ask. He's reluctant to teach, as he doesn't think he's very good at it. When he ''does'' take a student, therefore, it is a notable event. By the time of the story, there have only been two: Mordo and Wanda Maximoff.
** ''Ghosts of the Past'' has a significant InUniverse shock when he adds a third named student: Harry. [[spoiler: He's also currently pretending to be a teacher in MagicMusic at Hogwarts.]]
27th Nov '17 6:57:50 AM Andrzej
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10092339/1/Ranma-Saotome-Chi-Master Ranma Saotome, Chi Master]]'' has an extremely skilled Indo-Chinese guru living in Hong Kong, one very well-known among practitioners of chi manipulation. She rarely takes students, but those she accepts almost invariably become influential members of the martial arts world. Ranma spent a year as her apprentice, which led to him [[TookALevelInBadass becoming a good deal stronger and more skilled than he was in canon]].

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10092339/1/Ranma-Saotome-Chi-Master Ranma Saotome, Chi Master]]'' ''Fanfic/RanmaSaotomeChiMaster'' has an extremely skilled Indo-Chinese guru living in Hong Kong, one very well-known among practitioners of chi manipulation. She rarely takes students, but those she accepts almost invariably become influential members of the martial arts world. Ranma spent a year as her apprentice, which led to him [[TookALevelInBadass becoming a good deal stronger and more skilled than he was in canon]].
3rd Nov '17 7:57:00 PM DustSnitch
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* In Literature/BelisariusSeries an emperor hires one of the greatest warriors in India to train his daughter as a BadassPrincess. Later she and her mentor get married and they become a BattleCouple.

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* In Literature/BelisariusSeries an emperor hires one of the greatest warriors in India to train his daughter as a BadassPrincess.warrior. Later she and her mentor get married and they become a BattleCouple.
25th Sep '17 12:32:58 PM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has the [[TheOrder Psijic Order]], the oldest monastic order in Tamriel, founded during the ancient times by an [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] sect who rejected the transition to [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedra]] worship from ancestor worship, known to them as the "Old Way" or "Elder Way." They settled on the island of Artaeum, the third largest island in the Summerset Isles, which has been known to disappear for centuries at a time for reasons only known to the Order. Thousands of years later, they are now more well known as a reclusive order of immensely powerful [[MagicalSociety magic users]], who have SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic to the point where they can [[RealityWarper utilize magic in ways (and on a scale)]] unmatched by any other extant group in Tamriel. Many magically adept prospective students seek to join the Order from all over Tamriel, but very few are ever accepted. It is said that the Psijics use a "complex, ritualized method" for selecting initiates that is "not understood by the common man." In the roughly 500 years between Artaeum's reappearance in the 2nd Era until 3E 430, only 17 initiates were taken on by the Order. However, from 3E 430 to 3E 432, leading up to the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]], the Order accepted an unheard of 30 initiates.
5th Sep '17 6:07:30 AM Grudgeal
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* Kaname Sengoku in ''Manga/WelcomeToTheBallroom'' is a downplayed example. He's a world-class dancer who ends up mentoring [[TheHero Fujita]] ([[BigBrotherMentor in a very informal way]]), but it's only much later that the viewer (and Fujita) learns that he's never taken a student before. RealityEnsues in that despite being an excellent dancer, he's still new at being a teacher and fumbles with teaching on occasion.

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* Kaname Sengoku in ''Manga/WelcomeToTheBallroom'' is a downplayed example. He's a world-class dancer who ends up mentoring [[TheHero Fujita]] ([[BigBrotherMentor in a very informal way]]), but it's only much later that the viewer (and Fujita) learns that he's never taken a student before.before and even turned down several prospective ones. RealityEnsues in that despite being an excellent dancer, he's still new at being a teacher and fumbles with teaching on occasion.
5th Sep '17 6:03:45 AM Grudgeal
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* Kaname Sengoku in ''Manga/WelcomeToTheBallroom'' is a downplayed example. He's a world-class dancer who ends up mentoring [[TheHero Fujita]] ([[BigBrotherMentor in a very informal way]]), but it's only much later that the viewer (and Fujita) learns that he's never taken a student before. RealityEnsues in that his lack of mentoring experience also causes him to fumble on occasion.

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* Kaname Sengoku in ''Manga/WelcomeToTheBallroom'' is a downplayed example. He's a world-class dancer who ends up mentoring [[TheHero Fujita]] ([[BigBrotherMentor in a very informal way]]), but it's only much later that the viewer (and Fujita) learns that he's never taken a student before. RealityEnsues in that his lack of mentoring experience also causes him to fumble despite being an excellent dancer, he's still new at being a teacher and fumbles with teaching on occasion.
5th Sep '17 6:01:27 AM Grudgeal
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* Kaname Sengoku in ''Manga/WelcomeToTheBallroom'' is a downplayed example. He's a world-class dancer who ends up mentoring [[TheHero Tatara]] (in a very informal way), but it's only much later that the viewer (and Tatara) learns that he's never taken a student before. RealityEnsues in that his lack of mentoring experience also causes him to fumble on occasion.

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* Kaname Sengoku in ''Manga/WelcomeToTheBallroom'' is a downplayed example. He's a world-class dancer who ends up mentoring [[TheHero Tatara]] (in Fujita]] ([[BigBrotherMentor in a very informal way), way]]), but it's only much later that the viewer (and Tatara) Fujita) learns that he's never taken a student before. RealityEnsues in that his lack of mentoring experience also causes him to fumble on occasion.
5th Sep '17 6:00:38 AM Grudgeal
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* Kaname Sengoku in ''Manga/WelcomeToTheBallroom'' is a downplayed example. He's a world-class dancer who ends up mentoring [[TheHero Tatara]] (in a very informal way), but it's only much later that the viewer (and Tatara) learns that he's never taken a student before. RealityEnsues in that his lack of mentoring experience also causes him to fumble on occasion.
16th Aug '17 9:46:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Koumyou Sanzo from ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' puts his chosen successor, Kouryuu (later Genjyo Sanzo)) in a tough place by making him the favored disciple. The rest of the monks at the temple are explicitly jealous, and spread rumors of Koumyou choosing him for [[ParentalIncest other]] [[{{Shotacon}} reasons]].

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* Koumyou Sanzo from ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' puts his chosen successor, Kouryuu (later Genjyo Sanzo)) in a tough place by making him the favored disciple. The rest of the monks at the temple are explicitly jealous, and spread rumors of Koumyou choosing him for [[ParentalIncest other]] [[{{Shotacon}} other reasons]].
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