Old Trainer


(permanent link) added: 2011-02-24 06:32:24 sponsor: PaulA (last reply: 2012-02-18 18:45:20)

Add Tag:
In the stock plot about the rookie in some sport trying for the championship, this is the character who helps the rookie develop his potential.

He may not be (and often isn't) a professional trainer; what he is always is a washed-up former competitor in whatever the sport is. He may be helping out as a way of recapturing his glory days. It may specifically be that he tried for and never quite won the championship himself, so this is a way of winning it vicariously.

Examples


Rolling Updates
replies: 10

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy