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This character is the hero's good friend. The hero can fool around with him, go to the bar with him for a drink and talk about some good old man-business with him. Additionally, the character, being older (though mental age matters more than physical age) and wiser than the hero, also acts as a mentor to the hero in times of need or advice.

However, just because the Big Brother Mentor cares about the hero doesn't mean that he won't rebuke him if he gets out of line, and he would even go as far to deal with him physically. He only wants the best out of the hero, but won't hesitate to educate him the hard way if the hero shows reluctance to learn or has a tendency to run headlong into danger. In essence, he's the ideal big brother figure who knows when to get friendly or strict.

In {{anime}}, this kind of character is often [[{{Honorifics}} addressed]] using the more informal "Aniki" instead of "Onii-san".

Often, this character is [[MentorOccupationalHazard doomed to die]] -- both to bring the Hero out of the character's shadow, [[TragicBromance and to give the character an emotional buildup]].

This is a subtrope of TheObiWan.

If he and TheHero are romantically involved, or just have enough HoYay, this can become LoverAndBeloved. Differs from AloofBigBrother in that the Big Brother Mentor doesn't have to be a ''literal'' big brother and actually gives a damn about his "little siblings" (Or shows it quite more often than a merely emotionally repressed AloofBigBrother). Compare with the SternTeacher, tough and strict but loved by everyone. Not to be [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour confused with]] DracoInLeatherPants.

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!!Examples:

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* Kuwabara to Yusuke later on in ''YuYuHakusho''.
* Dino to Tsuna in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''.
* Kamina to Simon in ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''; Simon even calls him "aniki". The dub uses "bro", and Kamina even refers to the two as "BloodBrothers" a few times.
** [[spoiler:[[TearJerker "Later... Buddy."]]]]
* As Setsuna's [[SempaiKohai sempai]], Kira in ''AngelSanctuary'' often acts that way towards him. Yue Katou too to some extent. Sara Mudou calls Setsuna "aniki," but towards his own sister he is more of a... [[BrotherSisterIncest oh well...]]
* Roy Fokker in ''{{Macross}}''[=/=]''{{Robotech}}'' is maybe the UrExample for anime. [[spoiler: And midway through the series, he kicks it. Damn pineapple salad and inner bleeding.]]
** Ozma Lee in ''MacrossFrontier'' is ultimately played as a subversion of the archetype. He's an older mentor, and even flies Skull One, but it's usually the other characters who give the most useful advices, he's made lots of mistakes, and [[spoiler: ''he completely fails to die, even when pineapples are involved.'']]
*** And he's too much of a JerkAss, anyway. [[{{FriendlySniper}} Mikhail]] (he's one of the aforementioned other characters) plays the part much, ''much'' better. [[spoiler: [[{{Tearjerker}} Sadly, this includes the dying part]].]]
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''
** An evil example comes in Part 5 with the two mafia members Pesci and Prosciutto. Pesci is the little brother and ironically like other mentors Prosciutto dies by getting run over by a train and getting lodged in the wheels before Pesci gets how to be a good mafia worker. Then he dies by getting his head unzipped from his body and thrown into a lake.
** In Part 7, Gyro Zeppeli's position as Johnny's friend and a teacher could fit this trope as well.
* In ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', Hughes is Roy's Big Brother Mentor, hitting pretty much every single qualification for one listed above at some point. He is one year older, but he has a family whereas Roy doesn't, and thus a very different perspective on life. He has one notable moment of snapping out of his easy-going attitude.
** In an evil example of this trope from [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist the manga]], Pride acts as this towards Wrath, the youngest of the Homunculi. This becomes quite ironic when you learn [[spoiler: Pride masquerades as his son, Selim Bradley]].
* In the anime version of ''{{Planetes}}'', Hakim Ashmead fills this role for Hachimaki, at least until his [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn where he was revealed to be TheMole for the terrorist Space Defense Front]]. ''Their'' mentor, Gigalt Gangaragash, straddles the line between a BigBrotherMentor and an actual TheObiWan.
* 2 prominent pairs on ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'': Sho adopts Judai as his "aniki," whom he prefers to his biological AloofBigBrother (until Judai [[HoYay dumps him for Johan]]). Manjyome also looks up to Asuka's brother Fubuki. Though he does also call Fubuki shishou (master) as well as big brother. The big brother part seems to be more because of his crush on Asuka, since if he ever married her, they would *be* brothers.
* Gotho from ''{{Armored Trooper VOTOMS}}'' fits this role to some extent.
* The ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise has several examples as well...
** ''Anime/{{Mobile Suit Gundam}}'' has Ryu Jose, who doesn't actually teach Amuro how to pilot a Gundam, but how to be a man and soldier; [[spoiler: he of course performs a {{Heroic Sacrifice}}.]]
*** Lieutenant Sleggar Law would've been one of these, had he gotten more screentime. [[spoiler: He ''does'' get the death part, though.]]
** ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' has Quattro Bajeena, aka Char Aznable, as the main character's mentor; however, he neither dies nor holds back from kicking ass himself.
*** Zeta Gundam also has Amuro Ray act as a mentor to the main character during one important story arc.
*** Villainous example: Kacricon Cooler is this to Jerid Messa. [[spoiler: And he gets a FamilyUnfriendlyDeath early in the series.]]
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' has Marida act as a female variant to both Banagher and Audrey/Mineva. Flaste Schole is also a bit of one to Banagher.
** The closest to a BigBrotherMentor in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' would be Trowa Barton, the GeniusBruiser BigGuy of the FiveManBand. His interactions with TheSmartGuy Quatre Raberba Winner walk the line between this and straight-up HoYay, but he also helped Heero Yuy sort his thoughts after his infamous suicide attempt, and gave Wufei support after he loses to Treize.
** Don't forget Roy Fokker's {{Expy}}, Mu La Flaga from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED''. He's actually referred to as Kira's Sempai on one occasion.
*** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', Athrun Zala tries to do this for Shinn Asuka. It doesn't really work, as Shinn is too messed up to listen, and [[BrokenAce Athrun]] doesn't really have the people skills to pull it off.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'''s [[spoiler: Neil Dylandy aka the first Lockon Stratos]] was some kind of advisor to not only Setsuna but the most of CB. Even if he's dead he'll probably return as a spiritual advisor. Still, [[spoiler: Tieria Erde]] seems to fit a bit better in the second season, even dealing some Bright Slaps when needed.
*** Also, [[spoiler: Lyle, Neil's twin younger brother and the second Lockon]] isn't necessarily ''the'' BigBrotherMentor but has his moments as well, specially in episode 18 where he counsels two of his teammates when they had romantic problems.
** And GundamAGE gives us Woolf Ennacle playing the role for Flit Asuno ''and'' Flit's son Asemu. [[spoiler: He survives the first season, then epically and tearfully kicks it in the second one.]]
* Played straight and subverted in ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''. Argo Gulskii is the oldest, more mature of the Shuffle Alliance and plays the role straight towards Domon and Sai Saici, whereas Schwarz Bruder subverts it by being Domon and Rain's own BBM... [[spoiler: and a clone of Domon's AloofBigBrother Kyouji, who specifically created him with some DG cells [[DeadPersonImpersonation and the dead body of the real Schwarz Bruder]] to play this role before he was fully brainwashed by the Devil Gundam.]]
* Big Sister Mentor example: Freya to Kisara in ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. Kisara calls her "Freya-nee", even when they were on opposite sides.
* Yashichi, to his followers Sasuke and Hanzo in ''Mirumo de Pon!''
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** Zoro, to Luffy. Given that he's the {{Lancer}}, and {{Fan Speak}} sometimes denotes him as the First Mate of the crew, he often steps in to help Luffy make the tough choices given [[IdiotHero Luffy's personality]]. This was especially obvious when [[spoiler: Usopp temporarily left the crew and Zoro both supported Luffy's decision to fight Usopp and later forced him to wait for Usopp's apology when it became apparent that Usopp wanted to return to their crew]].
** Also, from what we see in {{flashback}}s, it seems that Marco was this to Ace when he was first[[spoiler: captured by the Whitebeard crew and had trouble accepting [[AFatherToHisMen Whitebeard as his captain and father]].]]
** For that matter, the relationship between Ace and Luffy play this almost completely straight. Luffy obviously looks up to Ace, who's older, stronger, and more mature.
* Albert/004 in ''{{Cyborg 009}}''. His "little brother" Jet/002 later also has some BigBrotherMentor moments in the Little Psychics mini-arc.
* Subaru Sumeragi becomes this to Kamui in the ''{{X 1999}}'' manga and TV series .
* Though Tomohiko Yamada of ''SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' mostly subverts this, he has his moments of wise advice for his younger sister... [[{{Hikikomori}} before going back to his room and tuning out the world around him.]]
* Brock is this to Ash and anyone else who is in the main traveling group in the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' anime.
** During the Unova arc, [[spoiler:Charizard]] became this to the rest of Ash's team (Pignite in particular).
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Green is this to Yellow in her arc. A female example would be Crystal, to Emerald.
* England was this to America (and most likely to Canada too) in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''. China is considered the older brother of the rest of the Asian countries, such as Japan, South Korea, Macau, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Taiwan, but except for Korea they don't always acknowledge as this.
** And Switzerland dotes on his adorable adopted sister Liechtenstein.
** Subverted with Latvia and Sealand. The first tries to be this, but soon finds out that as a FragileFlower, ''he'' needs [[MoeCouplet the support of the latter]].
** Austria begins as an AloofBigBrother to young Italy, but is this towards Germany.
** Prussia tries to be this to Germany as well, but is too wild and kinda... immature to do it fully. He succeeds a little more with a young America, however.
** France considers himself one to EVERYONE, but only Italy and Monaco (and, judging from one strip, possibly England, [[SitcomArchNemesis ironically]]) consider him one in return enough to actually call him "big brother".
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''
** Kenshiro towards Bat, as stated when he calls him his "irreplaceable little brother."
** Also Toki and Raoh towards Kenshiro.
** Bat to his fellow orphans.
* Maiza Avaro to Firo in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. Firo reminds Maiza of his younger brother and guides him into the ''Camorra'', and fittingly enough, [[spoiler:after devouring Szilard, Firo obtains Maiza's brother's memories along with those of Szilard's other victims]].
* ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula''
** Osamu, Kaga and Johji to Hayato, as they dispense their racing wisdom to help him. Kaga in particular, since he helps Hayato hone his driving skills in a crash race.
** Lope is this to Hiyoshi, as he helps the latter to get back into racing again after leaving the Sugo team.
* Sakuragi of ''[[Manga/RainbowNishaRokubouNoShichinin Rainbow]]'' might as well be the king of this trope. Seriously, his nickname is even An-chan ("Bro").
* [[GreatTeacherOnizuka Onizuka]] dips into SenseiForScoundrels occasionally, but he's a genuine mentor to Noboru all through the manga series. [[CrazyAwesome Even if his methods are somewhat extreme]].
* Somewhat subverted in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' between Itachi and Sasuke. Itachi challenges Sasuke to see him as a barrier he must overcome, though he uses rather disturbing methods to accomplish this.
** Konohamaru considers Naruto and Shikamaru to be Big Brother Mentors, too.
** Shisui Uchiha was apparently this for Itachi during their childhood. [[spoiler: Itachi, in turn, played this role briefly for Naruto when he was resurrected.]]
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Mami Tomoe is a veteran MagicalGirl who often mentors rookies and is also their big sister figure. In both the main story line and the ''A Different Story'' spin-off she shares tea and cake with her juniors. [[spoiler: In the former, [[WhamEpisode she dies in Episode 3]].]]
** Played to heartbreaking effect in [[spoiler:the third timeline in Episode 10 of the main series after Sayaka turns into a Witch - Mami becomes so terrified of the AwfulTruth about the fate of Magical Girls she decides that [[MercyKill mercy killing]] everyone would be better than everyone becoming a Witch. She gets as far as shooting Kyoko's Soul Gem and taking aim at Homura before Madoka has to shoot Mami in order to stop her.]]
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' has an interesting example; instead of giving the protagonist a Big Brother Mentor, they made the protagonist ''himself'' play this role where a number of younger characters were concerned. It's even {{invoked| trope}} in the third episode, where Kotetsu's boss suggests he take this approach with Barnaby.
-->'''Lloyd Alexander:''' He's young, so why don't you try to lead him? You've been doing this for much longer, after all.
* Sora is this to Ikki in ''Manga/AirGear'', even going so far as to teach him how to properly utilize the [[BlowYouAway Wing Road]]. [[spoiler: This attitude changes when Sora announces his FaceHeelTurn and reveals that he was using Ikki and helping him become better so that the Wind Regalia can be made for him to take. All of this is just step one of his plot to become Sky King. This quickly leads to Ikki having a HeroicBSOD moment.]]
* Future Gohan is this to Future Trunks in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Slightly less so in the main timeline to Goten and Present Trunks. Goku's best friend Krillin was this to Gohan.
** Nail was also like this to Dende, even after Nail's [[FusionDance fusion]] with Piccolo.
* In ''SaintBeast'', Goh is occasionally called "big brother" by Shin, Rey and Gai for being TheLeader of their group.
* Mamoru from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is the LoveInterest for Usagi, the TeamDad for both Senshi teams, ''and'' the BigBrotherMentor to the Inners, especially to Ami aka Mercury.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Byakuya Kuchiki has become this to ''both'' his adoptive sister Rukia and his lieutenant Renji. Until the Soul Society arc, Byakuya had retained a rigid, formal distance from both of them. After taking Ichigo's advice to put compassion before duty if they ever clash again, Byakuya's become much more open about his affection for the two, and much more openly protective of both. By the final arc, he's someone both Rukia and Renji clearly look to for support and guidance.
* In ''SlamDunk'', a big part of Takenori Akagi's CharacterDevelopment involves him becoming this towards Hanamichi Sakuragi. Once Sakuragi grows into his own skin and his basketball role as well, he says that [[LampshadeHanging he considers himself "the Gori's little brother".]]
* In ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'', Lindon acts as this for Ian, giving him advice on how to deal with first getting Jeremy to confess (though not {{Mind Rape}} him like Ian would like), and later on how to deal with his romantic feelings for Jeremy.
** Valentine also acts as a sort of BigBrotherMentor for Jeremy, despite being the same age, if not younger.
* Reiner Braun from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. He's seen as something of an older brother to the entire 104th Trainee Corps, and becomes an important influence on [[TheHero Eren]], helping shape him into a capable soldier. It ends up resulting in [[spoiler: Eren noting that one of Reiner's mistakes as TheMole was [[NiceJobFixingItVillain teaching]] him to fight]].
* Toyed with in DetectiveConan. [[spoiler: Years ago, a man named Shuichi Akai promised to his now deceased girlfriend Akemi Miyano that he'd help her younger sister Shiho, who'd become Ai Haibara. He's currently fulfilling his word, and he also helps Ai's friends (including Conan)... but under the fake identity of Subaru Okiya.]]
* In Main/RurouniKenshin, the titular character had ''three'' of these in his backstory: [[http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kido_Takayoshi Kogoro Katsura]] was the leader of the ''ishinshishi'' group Kenshin was a part of, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinsaku_Takasugi Shinsaku Takasugi]] was the one who brought him into the group in the first place, and Iizuka was his monitor/lookout. [[spoiler: Too bad that Takasugi died of illness, Iizuka was TheMole, and Katsura was lagter disgraced.]]
* Sisterly example with Yomi Isayama to Kagura Tsuchimiya in GaReiZero.
* On ''BlueExorcist,'' one of [[AntiAntiChrist Rin]]'s mentors is his [[PolarOppositeTwins twin brother]], [[BadassBookworm Yukio]]. The thing is, technically Yukio is the ''younger'' brother.
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* Due to the nature of its "legacy" focus on characters, these pop up quite often in the DCU:
** Although it's a bit moot now that they're ''actually'' brothers, [[{{Nightwing}} Richard "Dick" Grayson]] decided early on to take a more active role in the mentoring of the third Robin, Tim Drake, than he did with the second, and the two developed a sibling-like relationship in the process. This was so well-liked by fans that ''Nightwing'' writer Chuck Dixon chose to devote what is normally a landmark issue - #25 - of that series not to a major battle or character death, but to Tim and Dick discussing life, Batman, and Dick's seemingly endless parade of hot girlfriends for an entire issue.
*** Well they were doing that while blindfolded, fighting bad guys, on a moving train (I kid you not). So I guess that is the equal of talking about sports and girls while tossing the football around if you were raised by Batman.
** Although he initially played the role of the older brother who didn't want to be around the younger one, [[TheFlash Wally West]] eventually grew quite fond of Bart "Impulse / Kid Flash" Allen (who's technically his cousin, once removed).
** WonderWoman and [[WonderGirl Donna Troy]] refer to each other as sisters, although it's been a while since Donna's actually been mentored by Diana. Much like the Batman / Nightwing / Robin relationship above, however, Donna served as an older sister to the second Wonder Girl.
** Damian Wayne also sees Dick Grayson like this, genuinely respecting him and [[TheObiWan Dick]] is one of the few people who believes in him and helps steer Damian in the right direction.
* {{Wolverine}} to practically any younger female character. Most notably [[KidSidekick Kid Sidekicks]] Jubilee and Kitty Pryde. In ''Wolverine'' #16, a reporter is going around asking people what they think of Wolverine. Jubilee says he's an amazing big brother. Kitty takes it a little further -- she admits that she'll probably never get married because she always compares the guys she meets to Wolverine, and they never measure up.
* Ironically, ComicBook/{{Gambit}} is now this to Wolverine's clone/daughter {{X-23}} in her solo self titled series. Although they are on more equal terms than some of the other examples.
* Maid Man and Cyndablock act like this to Comicbook/{{Empowered}}, showing her that not all superheroes are assholes. That it's the {{transvestite}} and the literal blockhead who actually are nice to her must say something about how much being a low-tier superhero sucks.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The [[WisePrince dwarven]] [[GuileHero noble]] in [[DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns this]] particular ''Franchise/DragonAge'' fanfiction assumes this role in relation to the [[LightningBruiser dwarven commoner]].
* A rare female example of this trope: In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] ''FanFic/PointOfSuccession'' Naomi Misora is this to Light (who in this fic is a [[NewMeat rookie]] [[TheProfiler criminal profiler]] with a DarkAndTroubledPast). Naomi takes him under her wing at the {{FBI}} [[VitriolicBestBuds but she also frequently teases him in a "big sis" kind of way.]]
* Another female example in ''FanFic/AceOfSpades'' where [[{{Franchise/Batman}} Harley Quinn]] is this to [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Potter]].
* Main focus of ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4862939/1/The-Next-Dragon-Warrior The Next Dragon Warrior]]'' where Po helps out the younger Jo.
* Yet another female example: Twilight Sparkle is this to Trixie in ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries''.
** Likewise in ''Fanfic/GettingBackOnYourHooves''. [[spoiler:Trixie even admits later Twilight's like a sister to her.]]
* Rainbow Dash behaves this way toward Medley in ''Fanfic/AceCombatTheEquestrianWar''. By the end, Rainbow herself admits that, to her, [[spoiler: Firefly]] is like an older sister she never had.
* In Ah! Archfall!, Jago is a literal version; his brother (Bob) is sent to him to learn anger management. Jago encourages him to learn how to control himself in a fight, eventually culminating in Bob's disastrous duel with Skuld, after which Jago delivers swift justice in a beating so severe that he BREAKS HIS OWN HAND in the process. [[spoiler:He also secretly supports Bob's tentative relationship with Chrono, despite the fact that she is training to be a Valkyrie and must therefore remain celibate.]]
* Reggie to Brandon in ''FanFic/{{Pokeumans}}'', training him and helping him with different things he needs throughout the story.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Han Solo to Luke Skywalker in ''Franchise/StarWars''.
** Obi-Wan Kenobi to Anakin Skywalker, in the prequel trilogy. You know, before he was old.
** He even refers to Anakin as his brother in Episode III, while Anakin tells him he is like a father to him in Episode II.
*** Obi-Wan is the BigBrotherMentor of the father of the kid who he is TheObiWan to. Now that's evolution.
* Ken to Ray in ''Film/InBruges''.
* Marcus and Kyle Reese develop this dynamic in ''[[{{Franchise/Terminator}} Terminator Salvation]]''.
* Mr White to Mr Orange in ''Film/ReservoirDogs''
* In ''Film/{{Battleship}}'', the main character Alex is a directionless loser who's all but forced into the military by his older brother in the hopes that it'll straighten him out. The older brother is succesful and straightlaced...and his death early on in the movie motivates Alex into becoming a better soldier.
* In ''Film/{{From Dusk Til Dawn}}'' Seth is this to Richard.

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[[folder:Literature]]
* This is OlderThanTheyThink: In Literature/TheBible, when the archangel Raphael took a human form to find and fight the demon Asmodeous, he posed as a young man named Azariah who played this role for young Tobias, the youth who was qualified to marry Sarah, the girl whom Asmodeous lusted after and tormented by killing her husbands right after the wedding.
** For the reader's enlightenment: this story is from the Book of Tobit, which is not considered part of the Bible by either Jews or non-Catholic/Eastern Orthodox Christians. Although it is still considered a useful read.
** Jonathan can be considered this to David. He's at least some years older than David, and guides and protects him; he accepts that Jehovah has chosen David to succeed Saul, and David is ''devastated'' when he and Saul die.
* Nico to Cal in the ''[[CalLeandros Cal Leandros series.]]''
* Zaknafein to Drizzt in ''[[Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy Homeland.]]''
* Literature/HarryPotter has Sirius Black, his godfather, and Remus Lupin. [[spoiler:Too bad that both of them die.]]
* ''Literature/TheHost'': Jared Howe to Jamie Stryder.
* Tonda for ''Literature/{{Krabat}}'', later Krabat for Lobosch. HereWeGoAgain.
* Joscelin to Imriel in ''Literature/KushielsLegacy''.
* Merry is this to Pippin in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* Seregil to Alec in ''{{Nightrunner}}'', and also Micum and Beka to Alec at times.
* [[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Percy Jackson]] has Luke Castellan, who looks after Percy when he first arrives in Camp Half-Blood in ''The Lightning Thief'', and even gives him some cool magic items to help in on his very first quest. [[spoiler: It's just a shame that the items are cursed to drag Percy down to Tartarus, and that Luke's the titular Lightning Thief, TheDragon to BigBad Kronos, and one of the main villains of the series]].
** Percy himself is something of the sort towards Hazel and Frank in ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus''.
* Literature/TrappedOnDraconica: Daniar is this for Erowin; taught her martial arts and tries to keep her away from bad habits like drinking during the day. She's too heavy on the 'stern' and not enough on the 'buddy' for Erowin's tastes.
* Captain Pausert to the three young witches (sort of) in ''Literature/TheWitchesOfKarres''.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Murdock to Face in Series/TheATeam
* Michael Weston in ''BurnNotice''.
* Simon Tam to River in ''{{Firefly}}''. He is kind of a doting big brother but he also has to extend that role far beyond what that would normally imply due to the extreme situation. And he never punches her.
* In ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'', Methos falls somewhere between this and a TricksterMentor to Duncan. The only problem is that Methos has spent hundreds of years avoiding fights and thus is disinclined towards beating a lesson into the [[HonorBeforeReason overly stubborn and idealistic]] Duncan, and thus he often has to hope that his points get through Duncan's thick skull on their own merits.
** Duncan was this to Richie before and after the latter became Immortal.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' - [[PhantomThief Kaitou]], the series' rival Rider, became one of these to Asumu when the cast visited an alternate version of ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki''. It crosses over with MoralityPet, since up until then Kaitou had been more interested in acquiring treasure than fighting villains, and only helped out the good guys when he felt he owed them or that there was something in it for him.
* Gleb Zheglov to Vladimir Sharapov in ''TheMeetingPlaceCannotBeChanged''.
* Arthur may [[WrongGenreSavvy believe himself to be this]] in regard to {{Series/Merlin}}. He occasionally gives Merlin [[PetTheDog well-meant advice regarding women or battle]], although he often completely misreads the situation due to his ignorance of Merlin's powers and true identity.
** He becomes one to [[spoiler:Mordred]] in season five, possibly as a ShoutOut to the original myth where they were father and son. [[spoiler: And boy does it backfire on him.]]
* Don Eppes in ''{{Numb3rs}}''
* Del Boy Trotter to his younger brother Rodney in ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses''.
* Snafu Shelton to Eugene Sledge in ''ThePacific''.
* [[EruditeStoner RJ]] in ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury''.
* In ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'': the Doctor is this to Luke, Clyde and Rani in [[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS3E5E6TheWeddingOfSarahJaneSmith The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith]] & [[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathOfTheDoctor Death of the Doctor]].
* Tom Paris to Harry Kim in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''.
* Dean is this to his younger brother Sam in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
* Toby Ziegler to Sam Seaborn on ''Series/TheWestWing''
** And President Bartlet to Toby.
* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': Justin. Most notably in the movie.
* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in ''{{Scrubs}}'' with JD. Every time he's in a teaching position he tried his hardest to make his interns/students like him, but usually all it does is cause him to lose authority and respect. This is sharply contrasted with JD's ''own'' mentor Dr. Cox, who has a ''very'' harsh [[SinkOrSwimMentor sink-or-swim]] approach that is nontheless generally accepted to be great for teaching. Cox even delivers a WhamLine to JD in regards to this.
-->'''Cox:''' "I wanted you to see just how ridiculous you truly are, ''constantly'' chasing their approval."\\
'''JD:''' "So I'm supposed to be like you, and just 'rule by fear'? Perry, they ''hate'' you."\\
'''Cox:''' "Yes, they do. And sure, I could be a little bit kinder, but that's not going to happen and here's why: We're creating ''doctors'', not ''kindergarteners''"\\
'''JD:''' "They need me."\\
'''Cox:''' "''Do they?'' Because I don't ever remember holding your smooth little doll hand, and you turned out to be not too horrible a doctor."
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* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', Ystos, the healer of Justice guild's main roster, was quite involoved in the Noob guild even before he enrolled his second avatar in it. He averts the WeUsedToBeFriends situation Arthéon has with the other members of Justice guild, gives them an experienced player's advice when he notices that they're in a dead end and occasionally gives a helping hand. He also happens to be a little younger than most of the guild and trope in reinforced when it comes to Sparadrap, the Noob guild's own healer [[spoiler:who happens to be Ystos's older but not-to-bright brother]].
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[[folder:VideoGames]]
* Paul in ''VideoGame/DeusEx''. He will try to encourage the player to use non-lethal tactics, and will chew out the player if he/she chooses to do a take-no-prisoners gameplay.
* Inverted with Hakuoro playing the big brother to Oboro in ''{{Utawarerumono}}''. He even uses 'aniki' which gives Hakuoro pause for a moment.
* In Crisis Core, Angeal is this to Zack, who becomes this to Cloud.
* Axel is this to both Roxas and Xion in ''KingdomHearts 358/2 Days.''
* Riku also shows examples of this trope to the hero Sora throughout all of the games.
* Chris Redfield to Claire Redfield, literally, in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''. Or so it's been implied.
* Rei is a roguish variant on this to [[TheHero Ryu]] and Teepo in ''Videogame/BreathOfFire 3'', teaching them how to mug people and hunt efficiently. [[spoiler: Though he appears to die when [[KnightOfCerebus Balio and Sunder]] torch the heroes home, allowing Ryu to begin his adventure, he returns after the TimeSkip as an AntiHero {{Lancer}} to the (now more well-rounded and heroic) Ryu.]]
* Sasuke from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' acts like this toward his young master Yukimura, being his friend and advisor and protecting him in dangerous situations. He also acts as emotional support and makes sure he toes the line.
* Commander Shepard, the protagonist of ''Franchise/MassEffect'', is this to [[TheLancer Garrus]] [[CowboyCop Vakarian]].
** Shepard also has something of a mentor role to Tali, [[PromotedToLoveInterest at least until the second game.]]
* Guy is this to Luke in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. He [[spoiler:in his own words, "raised [Luke] from a blank slate to a spoiled, selfish kid"]] and continues to watch out for and offer him advice throughout the game. At one point, he actually DOES punch Luke [[spoiler:when Luke says that he will die in Asch's place at the Tower of Rem]], and the punch is hard enough to knock Luke flat on the floor.
** Occasionally the line gets blurred between whether Guy is an older brother or surrogate guardian to Luke, given both the little attention and affection Luke's own father, the Duke initially shows towards him, as well as Guy assuming responsibility for shortcomings in Luke's character. Usually this is negligible as Van is a more obvious surrogate guardian.
* ''[[VideoGame/TearsToTiara2 Tears to Tiara 2]]'': Of the big sister variety. The goddess Ashtarte mentors [[TheHero Hamil]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' can see the Protagonist acting this way toward [[InsufferableGenius Shu]], [[TheBigGuy Kanji]], and [[{{Jerkass}} Naoki]]. The latter two are actually his underclassmen.
* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fuuin no Tsurugi]]'', Klein saw both Dieck and the dead Prince Mildain as such. [[spoiler: In both cases, Klein's supports can potentially have him find his missing "brothers" serving in Roy's army: Dieck left to not cause the Reglay House trouble, while Mildain took the identity of Elphin to evade the noblemen who wanted him dead.]]
** The prequel ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe FE: Rekka no Ken]]'' gives us [[BrokenAce Harken]] playing this role to [[NaiveNewcomer Lowen]]. And in the past, [[TeamDad Marcus]] was this to him.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', you can build this link between [[HotBlooded Ross]] and [[BadAss Gerik]], or between [[TeamDad Seth]] and [[NiceGuy Franz]]. [[BadassBookworm Saleh]] is already this to [[ChildMage Ewan.]]
** [[TheAce Ephraim]]'s supports with his own sister [[LadyOfWar Eirika]] and with [[BadassAdorable Myrrh]] also suggest these dynamics. (With some bits of IncestSubtext in Eirika's case.)
* In FireEmblemAwakening, [[ChildMage Ricken]] views [[NiceGuy Prince Chrom]] as this ever since he saved his life and protected him from bullies. In one of the DLC's, [[ReligiousBruiser Libra]] had a talk with [[SociopathicHero Henry]] that gives ''very'' strong vibes of the trope as well.
* [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja Shu]] from ''VideoGame/ArcTheLad'' functions as this for Elc in the beginning of the second game. Elc handles most things alone, but when he winds up in a jam, he knows where to go for advice and backup.
* Kyousuke from ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' could almost ''define'' this: he's only a year older than the other characters, but he has the sense of competence, charisma, and confidence that makes all of the other Little Busters look up to him. Riki even says early on that he has the air of an older brother and that everyone always listens to what he says. And since what he says normally involves bringing everyone along on wild, fun adventures, they're more than happy to. But if he honestly thinks hurting one of them in the short-term will be better for them in the long run, he will ''definitely'' do it. Reluctantly, but surely.
* Kogoro Tenzai serves this to Mii Kouryuuji in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''.
* Goro Daimon is this to Kyo Kusanagi in TheKingOfFighters. Kensou sorta plays the role to Bao, too, even [[spoiler: saving his life when the kid almost pulls an HeroicSacrifice.]]
** Both Ralf Jones and Clark Still play the trope in regards to Leona Heidern.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Finas of ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' seems to fit this role with Casimiro. He seems dedicated to trying to keep the impulsive younger vampire out of trouble.
* Noel from ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'' is mostly more of a DeadpanSnarker {{Sidekick}}, but he's also a a voice of sanity that counters the main character's {{Psychopathic Manchild}}ness, and on [[http://leasticoulddo.com/comic/20071006 one occasion tried to beat some sense into Rayne.]]
* The Serpent from ''Webcomic/{{HERO}}'', down to the [[http://invisiblecities.comicgenesis.com/167.html jaw-socking]].
* Kel'noz from DrowTales is a [[spoiler:[[BigBrotherMentor Uncle]]]] [[BigBrotherMentor Mentor]] to Ariel. More of a standard mentor to the rest of her classmates, though.
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod:'' Rachel to Baam. [[spoiler: [[BrokenPedestal Until stuff happens.]]]]
* Wendy of ''[[CwensQuest Cwen's Quest]]'' is a female version of this trope as well as Cwen's {{Animal Sidekick}} and the good guys' {{Only Sane Man}} though she tends to dead pan snark rather the hit people upside the head when they are doing something stupid due to her small size. [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Cwens_Quest/index.php?p=415926 When hasn't always returned this consideration]]. She avoids being the {{Team Mom}} by only offering her snarky advice to Cwen and letting most other people [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Cwens_Quest/index.php?p=410033 make horrible, horrible mistakes]] or [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Cwens_Quest/index.php?p=462855 suffer for their ignorance]].
** Might be more of [[MentorMascot Mentor Mascot]].
* [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Bro]] is Dave's guardian in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' in lieu of any parents, and taught him everything he knows, from mixing sick beats to the art of {{irony}} to [[KatanasAreJustBetter the value of katanas]]. [[spoiler: He also gets killed in Act 5.]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Ferris is Dutch's Big Brother Mentor in ''[[Creator/OlanRogers New Prime]]''.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom fulfills the role to his younger OppositeSexClone, Danielle, constantly protecting her whenever she is threatened.
* [[spoiler:Zuko]] for Aang in the second half of the third season on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''; made all the sweeter by the ([[{{Reincarnation}} sort of]]) LukeIAmYourFather revelation that season.
* Huey, the main character of ''TheBoondocks'' is an example to his younger brother Riley (and possibly to his ''Grandfather'' as well). Considering though that Riley is quite the arrogant JerkAss, Huey ends up "educating him the hard way" more often than most [[BigBrotherMentor Big Brother Mentors]].
* Aqualad acts like this to Robin and also ComicBook/{{Superboy}} in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
** As with the comics example, Nightwing to Robin (Tim Drake) in the second season.
*** Superman eventually becomes this to Superboy (but it takes a Hell of a long time for it to happen and when it finally does it's off camera via a time skip).
* The Voltron Force, especially Lance, serve as Big Brother/Big Sister mentors to the cadets in ''VoltronForce''
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', Tygra acts as an interesting combination of this and the TheRival to Lion-O. While he makes no effort to hide how [[TheResenter resentful]] he is of Lion-O's status as TheChosenOne, he's also shown that he'll always have Lion-O's back when he's in trouble and has even given him some support when Lion-O doubted himself.
* In ''{{Ninjago}}'', the ninja's are this to Lloyd.
* Edward from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' serves as one to the younger engines who often are in need of advice like Thomas and Percy and to keep them in line like he does with Bill and Ben.
** Thomas plays as one to the younger engines in the later seasons, most especially with Billy.
** Toby was often this in early episodes to Thomas and Percy. After his [[ShrinkingViolet meekness]] [[{{Flanderization}} took over his personality]], this trait was downplayed or sometimes even reversed, though still pops up every now and then.
* Anakin to Ahsoka in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''. Anakin is not super great at the "Jedi may not have attachments" thing, and so the mentor relationship he has with his Padawan quickly acquires this dynamic.
* The relationship between Scootaloo and Rainbow Dash develops into this in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic.'' In the first two seasons, Scootaloo openly admires Rainbow, though Rainbow doesn't take particular notice of her. When [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E6SleeplessInPonyville a third season episode]] has Scootaloo confess she wishes Rainbow would become "like a big sister or something", Rainbow agrees to it. [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E5FlightToTheFinish Their next spotlight episode]] shows how this has developed.
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[[folder:RealLife]]
* Naturally, the name of the vounteer organizaton Big Brothers is referring to this concept of mentoring (and of course, the Big Brothers are symbolic brothers rather than literal blood kin).
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