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11th Apr '18 7:57:01 AM costanton11
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* Hardscrabble from ''Film/MonstersUniversity'', while the head dean, was an example of this. She expressed a great deal of ToughLove to the lead characters, mostly because she didn't believe in their potential. However, [[spoiler:in the ending she tells them that while she has to expel them for their antics, they did manage to pleasantly surprise her and hopes that they continue doing so.]]

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* Hardscrabble from ''Film/MonstersUniversity'', ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', while the head dean, was an example of this. She expressed a great deal of ToughLove to the lead characters, mostly because she didn't believe in their potential. However, [[spoiler:in the ending she tells them that while she has to expel them for their antics, they did manage to pleasantly surprise her and hopes that they continue doing so.]]
4th Apr '18 7:59:31 PM Valiona
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* Riko Hakozaki from ''Manga/BloomIntoYou'' is polite, serious and no-nonsense. She [[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs insists on being called]] "[[LastNameBasis Hakozaki]]-sensei," rather than "[[FirstNameBasis Riko]]-sensei," will assign extra classes to students who don't make the grade, and frequently takes the opportunity to remind students of their obligations, but those who respect and obey her generally get along well with her. It's implied that this may be out of concern over how she presents herself professionally, since she keeps the fact that [[spoiler:she's in a relationship with another woman]] firmly under wraps.
27th Mar '18 7:47:57 PM Andyroid
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* ''Miss Nelson is Missing'': A very nice teacher with an unmanageable class suddenly goes AWOL from her class for a period, and the class celebrates... until the mean, hard-nosed Viola Swamp takes over as substitute. The class is ultimately be so grateful when Miss Nelson returns that they shape up and start behaving better. At the very end, [[spoiler: we discover that Viola was actually Miss Nelson in disguise.]]
25th Mar '18 10:27:01 PM Yukianesa
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** [[CoolBigSis Winter]] turns out to be this to Weiss. She {{Dope Slap}}s Weiss whenever she feels her younger sister is being silly, and in Weiss' Volume 5 trailer, she tests Weiss by throwing a horde of summoned Beowolves at her and then disarming her with a blast of ice; she only stops the training when Weiss is pinned to the floor, visibly terrified and cries out for Winter to stop, then steps in and coldly admonishes Weiss and reminds her that she won't always be around to save her; a telling contrast when compared to Yang's trailer, where she saves Ruby from a huge Grimm and lovingly tells her that she'll always be there for her little sister.
21st Mar '18 5:27:41 AM LentilSandEater
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* Thackeray from ''Film/{{To Sir with Love}}.''
* ''Good Morning Miss Dove''.

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* %%* Thackeray from ''Film/{{To Sir with Love}}.''
* %%* ''Good Morning Miss Dove''.



* Mr. Hand from ''Film/{{Fast Times at Ridgemont High}}''

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* %%* Mr. Hand from ''Film/{{Fast Times at Ridgemont High}}''



* Prince Nigel Haldane, Duke of Carthmoor in the Literature/{{Deryni}} novels of Katherine Kurtz. The "Iron Duke" trains the pages in the royal household, and he's generally called "tough but fair".
** With pages in a royal hunting party in ''Deryni Rising'': "No, no, no," Nigel was saying. "If you ever address an earl simply as 'Sir' in public, he'll have your head, and I won't blame him. And you must ''always'' remember that a bishop is 'Your Excellency.' Now, Jatham, how would you address a prince of the royal blood?"
** In ''The King's Justice'', he's shown training two young pages in the rudiments of riding, catching one boy by his tunic and belt when he falls and putting him back on the warhorse: "They [Kelson, Morgan and Dhugal] could not hear what Nigel said to the lad, though his words brought an immediate flush of scarlet to the downy cheeks."

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* Prince Nigel Haldane, Duke of Carthmoor in the Literature/{{Deryni}} novels of Katherine Kurtz. The "Iron Duke" trains the pages in the royal household, and he's generally called "tough but fair".
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fair". With pages in a royal hunting party in ''Deryni Rising'': "No, no, no," Nigel was saying. "If you ever address an earl simply as 'Sir' in public, he'll have your head, and I won't blame him. And you must ''always'' remember that a bishop is 'Your Excellency.' Now, Jatham, how would you address a prince of the royal blood?"
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blood?" In ''The King's Justice'', he's shown training two young pages in the rudiments of riding, catching one boy by his tunic and belt when he falls and putting him back on the warhorse: "They [Kelson, Morgan and Dhugal] could not hear what Nigel said to the lad, though his words brought an immediate flush of scarlet to the downy cheeks."



* Professor Conrad Schuyler in ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateWizardessHeart'' defaults in manner to blunt and sardonic; he's quick to criticize his students' failings, and reacts with exasperation to the protagonist's repeated magical mishaps.
** Prefect Klaus Goldstein is also well on his way. On his route, he appoints himself the protagonist's personal drill instructor with the object of making sure she qualifies as a student to the WizardingSchool, and though he's a merciless taskmaster he genuinely wants her to improve and his methods of instruction are consistently helpful. Despite being promised a position in the Bureau of Magical Justice on graduation, when Headmaster Randolph suggests that he could instead become a teacher, Klaus reacts with the open glee of someone who's just been offered the keys to the candy store.

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* Professor Conrad Schuyler in ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateWizardessHeart'' defaults in manner to blunt and sardonic; he's quick to criticize his students' failings, and reacts with exasperation to the protagonist's repeated magical mishaps. \n** Prefect Klaus Goldstein is also well on his way. On his route, he appoints himself the protagonist's personal drill instructor with the object of making sure she qualifies as a student to the WizardingSchool, and though he's a merciless taskmaster he genuinely wants her to improve and his methods of instruction are consistently helpful. Despite being promised a position in the Bureau of Magical Justice on graduation, when Headmaster Randolph suggests that he could instead become a teacher, Klaus reacts with the open glee of someone who's just been offered the keys to the candy store.



* Several teachers at Whateley Academy in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Mr. Ramirez, who teaches intro Spanish; Dr. Yablonsky, who teaches the lab for Powers Theory and has been likened to a forcibly-retired Franchise/{{Batman}} as a teacher; ... All these people were probably really tough superheroes in their prime.
** The martial arts teachers, too, especially Ito-''sensei'', who seems to be one of those teachers that really pushes his students' limits.
*** And he's a BadassNormal who can kick most of his superpowered students' asses.

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* Several teachers at Whateley Academy in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Mr. Ramirez, who teaches intro Spanish; Dr. Yablonsky, who teaches the lab for Powers Theory and has been likened to a forcibly-retired Franchise/{{Batman}} as a teacher; ... All these people were probably really tough superheroes in their prime.
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prime. The martial arts teachers, too, especially Ito-''sensei'', who seems to be one of those teachers that really pushes his students' limits.
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limits. And he's a BadassNormal who can kick most of his superpowered students' asses.



* Both Zoe Baxter and Wayne Lurcher in ''Literature/VoidDomain''

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* %%* Both Zoe Baxter and Wayne Lurcher in ''Literature/VoidDomain''



** Mr. Fumet, Mr. Delmas, and Jim for the male teachers.
*** Chardin's the only exception.

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** Mr. Fumet, Mr. Delmas, and Jim for the male teachers.
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teachers. Chardin's the only exception.



* Mr. Ratburn from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' was one of these, though the stories about him before we meet him make him out to be a SadistTeacher. Several episodes of the show, most notably the one where his sister, a MisplacedKindergartenTeacher, substitutes for him, show how having a stern teacher can (sometimes) be a good thing.
** Mr. Fugue, Arthur's piano teacher, was also thought as a SadistTeacher but was this trope instead. It showed again when he taught Arthur's music class.

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* Mr. Ratburn from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' was one of these, though the stories about him before we meet him make him out to be a SadistTeacher. Several episodes of the show, most notably the one where his sister, a MisplacedKindergartenTeacher, substitutes for him, show how having a stern teacher can (sometimes) be a good thing.
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thing. Mr. Fugue, Arthur's piano teacher, was also thought as a SadistTeacher but was this trope instead. It showed again when he taught Arthur's music class.



* The Gromble in ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters''

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* %%* The Gromble in ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters''



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': Mrs. Wingo, "You're knocking on trouble's door."
** Same with Mr. Bone--though at first glance he seemed like a SadistTeacher, he was more of this than that. You just need to catch him on his ''good'' side.
*** He recognized that kids often need a firm hand, but was also willing to listen to reason when it was pointed out to him, and given that Principal Buttsavich was nowhere to be seen Mr. Bone often had his hands full.
*** In "Doug Battles the Rulemeister", Bone, an assistant principal mind you, points out that since he's at a higher position than him, Buttsavich can talk about him with or without his knowledge or present, implying he can overrule a decision by a staff member, Bone included, depending on the situation. Doug uses this knowledge when Bone catches him making fun of him in a comic. However, it's returned after Doug is informed that he broken a rule. While Bone may be viewed as harsh, he admits [[EvenEvilHasStandards that he too is subject to the same school rules as Doug, his classmates, and the teachers]]. This could also imply Buttsavich could be subject it to them as well, although it's unclear since he's never seen.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': Mrs. Wingo, "You're knocking on trouble's door."
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" Same with Mr. Bone--though at first glance he seemed like a SadistTeacher, he was more of this than that. You just need to catch him on his ''good'' side.
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side. He recognized that kids often need a firm hand, but was also willing to listen to reason when it was pointed out to him, and given that Principal Buttsavich was nowhere to be seen Mr. Bone often had his hands full.
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full. In "Doug Battles the Rulemeister", Bone, an assistant principal mind you, points out that since he's at a higher position than him, Buttsavich can talk about him with or without his knowledge or present, implying he can overrule a decision by a staff member, Bone included, depending on the situation. Doug uses this knowledge when Bone catches him making fun of him in a comic. However, it's returned after Doug is informed that he broken a rule. While Bone may be viewed as harsh, he admits [[EvenEvilHasStandards that he too is subject to the same school rules as Doug, his classmates, and the teachers]]. This could also imply Buttsavich could be subject it to them as well, although it's unclear since he's never seen.
17th Feb '18 2:10:09 PM Rippingtons60
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* Sebastian from [[BlackButler]] is shown to be this in flashbacks.
9th Feb '18 9:42:37 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has the canonical example of [[Literature/HarryPotter Professor McGonagall]], while the sequel adds [[ReformedButNotTamed Magneto]] as a slightly softer variant - he's an excellent teacher who's not only [[GeniusBruiser brilliant]] but capable of explaining his lessons to someone ''without'' multiple degrees in the hard sciences, but innovative in his training methods. He's somewhat brusque during lessons, expects a lot of Harry (because he knows he's able), and doesn't hesitate to point out Harry's mistakes, but softens the criticism with praise where he feels it is deserved.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has the canonical example of [[Literature/HarryPotter Professor McGonagall]], while the sequel adds [[ReformedButNotTamed Magneto]] as a slightly softer variant - he's an excellent teacher who's not only [[GeniusBruiser brilliant]] but capable of explaining his lessons to someone ''without'' multiple degrees in the hard sciences, but innovative in his training methods.methods, opening Harry's mind to the potential of his abilities. He's somewhat brusque during lessons, expects a lot of Harry (because he knows he's able), and doesn't hesitate to point out Harry's mistakes, but softens the criticism with praise where he feels it is deserved.
9th Feb '18 9:35:43 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has the canonical example of [[Literature/HarryPotter Professor McGonagall]], while the sequel adds [[ReformedButNotTamed Magneto]] as a slightly softer variant - he's an excellent teacher who's not only [[GeniusBruiser brilliant]] but capable of explaining his lessons to someone ''without'' multiple degrees in the hard sciences, but innovative in his training methods. He's somewhat brusque during lessons, expects a lot of Harry (because he knows he's able), and doesn't hesitate to point out Harry's mistakes, but softens the criticism with praise where he feels it is deserved.
30th Nov '17 3:16:37 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha':

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8th Oct '17 12:42:41 PM Unicorndance
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* ''Literature/DirtyBertie'': Bertie has a teacher named Miss Boot who is quite shouty and intimidating, but not evil.

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* ''Literature/DirtyBertie'': ''Literature/DirtyBertie'':
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Bertie has a teacher named Miss Boot who is quite shouty and intimidating, but not evil.evil.
** Averted for the substitute teacher Mr Weakly, although Bertie did act strict when pretending to be Mr Weakly once.
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