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5th Jul '15 9:05:17 PM Robrecht
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???'''Exploited''':
** The FiveManBand know Men-Tor is a TricksterMentor, so they pretend to be confused by his riddles in order to get him to train them in the skills they need.
** TheHero desperately needs a competent mentor and knows about the trope, so when forced to choose between the plain speaking and straightforward Sen-Sei and the riddle-loving Men-Tor, he consciously chooses to latter.
26th Jun '14 3:21:25 PM AnoBakaDesu
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** "Aw hell, I don't like coming up with explanations. How about we make the mentor give these really vague riddles, and then the fandom will guess as to the meanings? [[SureWhyNot Then we run with it and act like we meant that all along.]]"

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** "Aw hell, I don't like coming up with explanations. How about we make the mentor give these really vague riddles, and then the fandom will guess as to the meanings? [[SureWhyNot [[SureLetsGoWithThat Then we run with it and act like we meant that all along.]]"
14th Oct '13 4:48:28 PM KillerClowns
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* '''Downplayed''': The students just shrug it off as expected behaviour for a mentor.

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* '''Downplayed''': The students just shrug it off as expected behaviour for Men-tor is generally a mentor.straightforward teacher, but laces his training with riddles that must be understood to get the most out of it.
3rd Oct '13 11:48:13 AM VPhantom
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* '''Parodied''': Men-Tor doesn't actually know what he's talking about - he later admits that he makes up silly riddles to sound wiser than he really is... HOWEVER, his students ''always'' manage to learn a valuable (yet [[AccidentalAesop unintentional) lesson]] the process!

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* '''Parodied''': Men-Tor doesn't actually know what he's talking about - he later admits that he makes up silly riddles to sound wiser than he really is... HOWEVER, his students ''always'' manage to learn a valuable (yet [[AccidentalAesop unintentional) lesson]] on the process!
3rd Oct '13 6:55:29 AM jokergirl
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???The students just shrug it off as expected behaviour for a mentor.
4th Feb '13 8:12:46 AM VPhantom
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* '''Justified''': He's there to train their minds as much as their bodies.

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* '''Justified''':
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He's there to train their minds as much as their bodies.



* '''Parodied''': Men-Tor doesn't actually know what he's talking about - he later admits that he makes up silly riddles to sound wiser than he really is.
* '''Deconstructed''': Men-Tor's reliance on riddles drives away his students, as they dislike having to decode everything he's telling them.
** Due to Men-Tor's misinterpreted instructions, lack of guidance, or questionable teaching methods, several of his students get badly hurt or die.
* '''Reconstructed''': The FiveManBand calls him on it - and it's revealed that not only did they have to solve the riddle, but they needed to have the appropriate reaction to be his students.

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* '''Parodied''': Men-Tor doesn't actually know what he's talking about - he later admits that he makes up silly riddles to sound wiser than he really is.
* '''Deconstructed''': Men-Tor's reliance on riddles drives away his students, as they dislike having to decode everything he's telling them.
** Due to Men-Tor's misinterpreted instructions, lack of guidance, or questionable teaching methods, several of
is... HOWEVER, his students get badly hurt or die.
* '''Reconstructed''': The FiveManBand calls him on it - and it's revealed that not only did they have
''always'' manage to solve learn a valuable (yet [[AccidentalAesop unintentional) lesson]] the riddle, but they needed to have the appropriate reaction to be his students.process!



* '''Enforced''': "We've got to pad this story arc out to the number of episodes we want...so how about we make it to where they have to spend a few episodes decoding their mentor's instructions?"

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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':
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"We've got to pad this story arc out to the number of episodes we want...so how about we make it to where they have to spend a few episodes decoding their mentor's instructions?"



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''':
** Men-Tor's reliance on riddles drives away his students, as they dislike having to decode everything he's telling them.
** Due to Men-Tor's misinterpreted instructions, lack of guidance, or questionable teaching methods, several of his students get badly hurt or die.
* '''Reconstructed''': The FiveManBand calls him on it - and it's revealed that not only did they have to solve the riddle, but they needed to have the appropriate reaction to be his students.



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6th Nov '12 2:00:19 PM SithkingZero
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** Due to Men-Tor's misinterpreted instructions, lack of guidance, or questionable teaching methods, several of his students get badly hurt or die.
22nd Feb '11 5:44:26 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???

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"I like Sen-Sei's teaching. He's not like my old teacher Men-Tor who spoke in riddles all the time."
* '''Conversed''': ???"You ever notice how mentor figures in the movies can never give a straight answer to anything?"
22nd Feb '11 5:40:05 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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'''Defied''': TheHero of the FiveManBand tells Men-Tor that no riddles will be tolerated.

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* '''Defied''': TheHero of the FiveManBand tells Men-Tor that no riddles will be tolerated.
26th Jan '11 12:06:52 AM doorhandle
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* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Defied''': TheHero of the FiveManBand tells Men-Tor that no riddles will be tolerated.

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'''Invoked''':*Men-tor decides to start speaking in riddles, as he believes only those who are tolerant enough to withstand his riddles are worthy of his knowledge.
'''Defied''': TheHero of the FiveManBand tells Men-Tor that no riddles will be tolerated.
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