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22nd May '16 1:08:17 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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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]].
21st Feb '16 9:12:42 PM immblueversion
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* Played with Zeref in ''Manga/FairyTail''. He's the most powerful wizard in history, and is [[TheDreaded a boogeyman]] for mages all over the continent and he takes in Mavis and her friends as his students not because they had talent or the like, but simply to repay Mavis for [[PetTheDog her act of kindness toward him]]. They would all later on become the most powerful mages in the series.

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* Played with Zeref in ''Manga/FairyTail''. He's the most powerful wizard in history, and is [[TheDreaded a boogeyman]] for mages wizards all over the continent and he takes in Mavis and her friends as his students not because they had talent or the like, but simply to repay Mavis for [[PetTheDog her act of kindness toward him]]. They would all later on become the most powerful mages wizards in the series.
19th Aug '15 2:23:51 AM Ramona122003
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* Lord Muten-Roshi from ''Manga/DragonBall'' is implied to be this. When he offers to train Goku, Yamcha (watching nearby) comments on how the master never takes on students, and when Kuririn comes asking for training, Roshi simply tells him to go home. Then he changes his mind when Kuririn shows him some dirty mags.

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* *''Manga/DragonBall''
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Lord Muten-Roshi from ''Manga/DragonBall'' is implied to be this. When he offers to train Goku, Yamcha (watching nearby) comments on how the master never takes on students, and when Kuririn comes asking for training, Roshi simply tells him to go home. Then [[DirtyOldMan he changes his mind when Kuririn shows him some dirty mags.mags]]. Later when Yamcha ask to become one of his students he turns him down, saying that two was his limit. He quickly changes him mind when Bulma says that she would come and visit if he took Yamcha in.
**Master Roshi's rival, the Crane Hermit, is also picky about who he trains. As far as we know his only students are his younger brother, Tao, Tien, and Chiaotzu.
**Master Korin, Goku's other teacher, only teaches those who can climb Korin Tower. He trained most of the original cast.
**Much like Korin, King Kai only trains those who make it to the end of Snake Way. Although he trains Piccolo, Tien, Yamcha, and Chiaotzu, Goku is the only one he teaches the Spirit Bomb and Kaioken to.
**In the entire series, Piccolo only trained Gohan. Although he does help Goku teach Goten and Trunks the FusionDance.
**Goku himself falls into this. By the end of ''Z'' he only personally trained Gohan and takes Uub as his students.
4th Aug '15 8:41:13 AM Adept
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* While developing ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Red and Green]]'' in Japan, Creator/SatoshiTajiri was mentored by ShigeruMiyamoto, whom he already admired. Later, when the Pokémon anime was made, and the main character named "Satoshi" (after Satoshi Tajiri), his rival was named "Shigeru" in Miyamoto's honor.

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* While developing ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Red and Green]]'' in Japan, Creator/SatoshiTajiri was mentored by ShigeruMiyamoto, Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto, whom he already admired. Later, when the Pokémon anime was made, and the main character named "Satoshi" (after Satoshi Tajiri), his rival was named "Shigeru" in Miyamoto's honor.
10th Jul '15 5:57:06 PM nombretomado
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* The Forwards in ''NanohaStrikerS'' have been handpicked for a year-long personal training by the eponymous character. Most combat mages in the setting consider themselves lucky to get Nanoha to act as their OPFOR for half a day. Not to mention that she normally only teaches advanced aerial combat to squadron-sized classes (as opposed to one-on-four training from basics up for the Forwards).

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* The Forwards in ''NanohaStrikerS'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' have been handpicked for a year-long personal training by the eponymous character. Most combat mages in the setting consider themselves lucky to get Nanoha to act as their OPFOR for half a day. Not to mention that she normally only teaches advanced aerial combat to squadron-sized classes (as opposed to one-on-four training from basics up for the Forwards).
5th Jun '15 6:12:21 AM TrustBen
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* ''StarWars'': Due to his unusual affinity with the Force, Anakin gets mentoring and attention from high-ranking Jedi beyond that given to other padawans.

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* ''StarWars'': ''Franchise/StarWars'': Due to his unusual affinity with the Force, Anakin gets mentoring and attention from high-ranking Jedi beyond that given to other padawans.



* Pai Mei from ''Film/KillBill''. Apparently he only rarely accepts students and is a thousand-year-old renowned recluse. For extra irony points, his greatest student [[spoiler:whom he taught the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique]] is someone who pushes all of his [[BerserkButton Berserk Buttons]]: [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain a Caucasian American woman who favors Japanese swords.]]

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* Pai Mei from ''Film/KillBill''. Apparently he only rarely accepts students and is a thousand-year-old [[Really700YearsOld thousand-year-old]] renowned recluse. For extra irony points, his greatest student [[spoiler:whom he taught the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique]] is someone who pushes all of his [[BerserkButton Berserk Buttons]]: [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain a Caucasian American woman who favors Japanese swords.]]
30th May '15 8:55:31 AM Hanz
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* In ''StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', Master Orgus Din hasn't taken on a new Padawan since his last was killed a decade ago in the Sacking of Coruscant. Then he decides to train the Jedi Knight PlayerCharacter.

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* In ''StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', Master Orgus Din hasn't taken on a new Padawan since his last was killed a decade ago in the Sacking of Coruscant. Then he decides to train the Jedi Knight PlayerCharacter.
12th May '15 12:41:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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* [[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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* [[HeraldsOfValdemar [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Darian]] certainly has this reaction when he finds out Firesong k'Vala has moved to k'Valdemar Vale specifically to train Darian.



* In TrudiCanavan's [[Literature/TheBlackMagicianTrilogy Black Magician trilogy]], the heroine, [[ActionGirl Sonea]], becomes "The High Lord's favourite". He supposedly takes an interest in her unusually powerful magic and talent (and he does) but it's actually also[[spoiler: so he can keep an eye on her and use her to blackmail her friends into keeping his ability to use Black Magic a secret]].
* In the JediApprentice series, Qui-Gon Jinn is this to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Because of his previous apprentice's FaceHeelTurn, Qui-Gon had been reluctant to accept a new one, despite the fact that the position of being his Padawan was highly sought after. Nevertheless, [[TheForce fate]] conspired to bring the two of them together.

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* In TrudiCanavan's Creator/TrudiCanavan's [[Literature/TheBlackMagicianTrilogy Black Magician trilogy]], the heroine, [[ActionGirl Sonea]], becomes "The High Lord's favourite". He supposedly takes an interest in her unusually powerful magic and talent (and he does) but it's actually also[[spoiler: so he can keep an eye on her and use her to blackmail her friends into keeping his ability to use Black Magic a secret]].
* In the JediApprentice Literature/JediApprentice series, Qui-Gon Jinn is this to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Because of his previous apprentice's FaceHeelTurn, Qui-Gon had been reluctant to accept a new one, despite the fact that the position of being his Padawan was highly sought after. Nevertheless, [[TheForce fate]] conspired to bring the two of them together.
13th Mar '15 9:24:45 PM deguiamark
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** The Hokages seem to follow this paradigm closely Hashirama & Tobirama ==> Hiruzen ==> Tsunade/Jiraiya(Jiraiya didn't acually become Hokage but was nominated for the position more than anyone else in the series)==> Minato ==> Kakashi ==> Naruto
1st Mar '15 12:04:41 PM FullBlast
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** To a minor degree in the Legends universe. Jedi Knights and Masters are encouraged not to choose Padawans out of duty simply because that Knight or Master wouldn't put in as much effort into the Padawan's training vs a Padawan the Knight/Master actually wanted to train.
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