->I did half a year of French at high school. I don't think I absorbed much beyond "Je m'appelle David." You'd think I would have paid more attention to the luscious young Miss P. who was our teacher.\\
[[DistractedByTheSexy Or maybe that was my problem.]]
-->--'''David Morgan-Mar''', ''IrregularWebcomic'' annotations

The Sexy Mentor is when a main character has an intelligent, understanding and informative boss who's a bit older than they are and undeniably attractive. At some point, it's quite possible that they might become an OfficialCouple. Otherwise it's just wishful {{Shipping}} on the viewer's part. Usually there's at least some flirtation or {{UST}}. In any case, the viewers often end up whistling, "Man, I wish that were ''my'' boss!"

Of course, in RealLife, this kind of behavior is ripe for sexual harassment claims. As a result, this trope contains most of the same UnfortunateImplications as HotForStudent, since the sexual harassment angle is rarely seriously explored, except as the pursuit of some devious villain.

Usually the Sexy Mentor is a woman; this is probably a combination of two factors. Women have been given more major roles in fiction in recent years, but conversely, there's still an expectation that women on television are supposed to be at least basically attractive, so sex appeal ends up being the way to go. On the flip side of things, where a male Sexy Mentor is concerned, this is usually in a work [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls whose target audience is largely women]].

[[http://www.dianapeterfreund.com/those-strong-women-their-stronger-lovers/ Diana Peterfreund]] has some good commentary on this topic, as she couldn't help but notice that she had a similar situation in her novel ''Rampant.''

See Also MentorShip, HotForTeacher. If the mentor particularly enjoys the power she has over the man, it's MistressAndServantBoy.
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!!Examples:

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* Ur's training of Gray and [[spoiler:Leon]] in ''Manga/FairyTail'' involves all of them in their underwear in a blizzard. She doesn't care because the two kids are about ten and she thinks of them like sons, so it's slightly less squicky.
* Anko Mitarashi from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.
* Shigure from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' is such an example that illustrations of such are too explicit to show on this wiki.
* Both Aquila Marin and Ophicus Shaina in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', although they ''did'' put Seiya and Cassius through TrainingFromHell.
** For the female fans, Aquarius Camus is a male version.
** [[spoiler: Libra]] Dohko retroactively becomes one during the Hades arc, when we learn that [[spoiler: his old form is actually a mere SleepModeSize cover, which he can shred at will... showing that he's actually a ''really'' hot DarkSkinnedRedhead (anime) or EeriePaleskinnedBrunette (manga).]]
* Misato Katsuragi from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Shinji's classmates openly envy him for living with a hot babe like Misato, despite the fact that he doesn't think of her that way. At least until their LastKiss in ''End of Evangelion''.
* Lisa Lisa in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' part 2. Thankfully she didn't get together with Joseph because [[spoiler: she's his mother]].
* Played with in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. ActionGirl Yoruichi trains Ichigo more than once and has absolutely no modesty (to the point that she thinks nothing of walking around nude in front of Ichigo), but she also has a cat form (with a male voice). She also trained both the SugarAndIcePersonality Byakuya and the {{Tsundere}} {{Ninja}} Soifon, before meeting Ichigo. Amusingly, flashbacks show that Child!Byakuya's reactions to Yoruichi's mentoring style were [[NotSoDifferent almost identical]] to Ichigo's.
* The titular character of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' after the ten-year TimeSkip, being a Battle Instructor of the bureau. Fate, Vita, and Signum also count during ''[=StrikerS=]'', being mentors for the rookies together with Nanoha.
* Izumi Curtis in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Neither Ed nor Al are particularly hot for her, though, mostly because she ''scares the shit out of them''. That, and she's ''very'' HappilyMarried...to a '''MightyGlacier''' [[HugeGuyTinyGirl of a]] GentleGiant.
* Played with in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', where Negi's mentor Evangeline [=McDowell=] is a ReallySevenHundredYearsOld [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire vampire]] [[OlderThanTheyLook with the body of a 10 year old girl]]. However, she really wants to be seen as mature and beautiful, so she uses an [[OlderAlterEgo illusion]] to give herself a more... [[FemmeFatale adult]] body, at which point she falls into this. She also had a crush on Negi's father, and possibly Negi himself.
** She plays straight in the sequel ''Manga/UQHolder''
* When alive, Minako-sensei from ''HellTeacherNube''. Tall, blonde, well-endowed, with killer legs and a very short miniskirt... Dude, Nube was a kid back then, but even in these days he appreciated how pretty his teacher was.
* Yuuko from ''Manga/XXXHolic''. She toys with Watanuki quite a bit; flirting with him, stroking his face, and once even offering to striptease. Watanuki never once seems a bit pleased by this.
* Sumeragi Lee Noriega from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'', whose relationship with Allelujah has some romantic undertones. She has some inspiration from Misato above, being similarly a MsFanservice HardDrinkingPartyGirl[=/=]TheAlcoholic who is also a competent military officer.
** It's actually ''canon'' that they have slept together more than once. The Drama CD has [[ChasteHero a clueless Setsuna]] asking Lockon [[DidYouJustHaveSex why do Sumeragi and Allelujah lock themselves in a room so often]], or something. [[spoiler: Curiously, they end up with other people: Allelujah hooks up with his childhood friend Marie/Soma and they become a BattleCouple, whereas Sumeragi gets back together with her old flame Billy once he gets over himself.]]
* [[BadAss General]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Cross]] [[SociopathicHero Marian]] from ''Manga/DGrayMan''.
** And in the later chapters, we have [[spoiler: General Klaud mentoring Timothy]].
* Coach Maria Momoe of ''{{Ookiku Furikabutte}}'' is quite...talented.
* ''HanaNoMizoShiru'': Kawabata, Misaki's tutor (and guardian after his grandfather's death), fit the trope. Then Misaki grew up and entered university, and his role in Misaki's life shifted [[BespectacledBastardBoyfriend for the worse]].
* Gleefully exaggerated by Aikuro Mikisugi in ''Anime/KillLaKill'', Ryuko's mysterious and ridiculously {{bishonen}} mentor, who can't get through a lesson with his protege without turning it into a strip show.

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* GreenLantern Hal Jordan was this to the teenaged Lantern Arisa.

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* Happens in ''Fracture'' with Beachum and his boss.
* ''TheProposal'' plays with this in that Margaret is Andrew's boss and is sexy, but her personality means that he isn't attracted to her till they get away from work.
* Creator/PaulMcGann looks quite good playing the protagonist's mentor (who got an AgeLift downward from the novel version) in ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned''. But since [[MrFanservice Lestat]] is around to [[EatingTheEyeCandy gawp at]], Jesse doesn't seem much fussed about her cute, young-ish mentor ''or'' any of his advice.

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* After living as an ascetic, the titular character of ''Siddhartha'' comes to a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold courtesan]] named Kamala who teaches him how to be a man of wealth. After several years however, he decides that he had wasted his life and sought a different path to Nirvana.
* Dimitri is this to Rose in the Literature/VampireAcademy books. Dimitri is seven years older than Rose, and most of the series plays off their troubles in getting together. By the end, [[TheyDo they do]].
** The main reason that they're able to get together publicly in the finale is because Rose has finished her education (both mundane and combat-wise) and he's no longer her teacher. Before this occurs, their illicit attraction is only consummated once, and the subject of blackmail from the BigBad.
* Molly of TheDresdenFiles considers her teacher in magic, Harry, to be this. (We're not sure if this is a result of her hero worship towards him or not- the series is narrated by Harry, and he is very self-deprecating.) She goes so far as to proposition him after becoming his apprentice; Harry refuses, mainly because she's still a minor, and he's [[{{Squick}} known her since]] she was a little girl.
** Also, her father is both one of his best friends and a [[ChurchMilitant Knight of the Cross]], and her mother both isn't all too fond of him, and ''makes'' her husband's armor.
* In TheReturnOfTheCondorHeroes, Xiaolongnü to Yang Guo.

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* In ''GreysAnatomy'', Meredith and Christina enter into such relationships with their bosses in the first few episodes.
* ''TheMiddleman''. Lacey keeps referring to him as Sexy Bossman, although at Wendy's insistence she switches to Pillow Lips.
* Some ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' fans believe Claude "{{Invisible}} Man" Rains falls into this category. Then again, he ''is'' played by Christopher "[[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]] BadAss" Eccleston.
* The Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'' has been this one of these to some of his companions, with Jack Harkness being a rather good example, and also a bemoaner of the fact the romantic possibilities inherent in this trope never happened as much as he wanted. Captain Jack became a sexy mentor himself on spinoff show ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''.
* Depending on who you ask, Katie Cassidy/[[spoiler:Genivieve Cortese]] as Ruby could count as this for Sam in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. [[spoiler: And now they're sleeping together too.]]
** [[spoiler: Doubles as an EvilMentor too]].
* Occurs in an interesting manner in ''{{NCIS}}'' - Gibbs mentored Jenny Shepard and had a relationship with her. She becomes ''his'' boss. So, they're Sexy Mentors to each other.
* Everyone's favorite tweed-y British-y "Sexy Fuddy Duddy": Giles from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', whose [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave hotness is remarked upon]] by Jenny, Faith and Joyce. See his performance of "Behind Blue Eyes" in ''Where The Wild Things Are'' for further in-universe acknowledgement, as all three ladies present seem slightly hypnotized by the sexy, and two are lesbians.
** On the other hand Buffy herself is {{squicked}} by the thought when Spike suggests there might be something between them. This is because she herself regards Giles as "boring, old and English" and the subtext that does exist between them is a surrogate father/daughter kind.
* On ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Lila becomes a sexy NA sponsor to Dexter (while thinking he is a recovering drug addict), although she seems to know considerably more about the sexy part than the whole sponsoring thing, and she's totally off her rocker to boot.
** While that's happening, Federal Agent Frank Lundy oversees an investigation with Deb working under him, and he takes that opportunity to teach and encourage her. He returns following another case two years later, and he and Deb begin dating.
* Blaine from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' definitely qualifies. Lampshaded by Kurt, who is not-so-secretly pining for him and at one point asks "Any sage advice?" in a half-flirty, half-dejected voice.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Delenn to Lennier, although it never goes anywhere due to other circumstances.
* Jack Donaghy on ''Series/{{Thirty Rock}}''. He and Liz had some UnresolvedSexualTension in season one, following that the concept was played for laughs.
* ''NoOrdinaryFamily''
** Inverted, where Stephanie's mentor is interested in her, but she's HappilyMarried to her husband.
** Stephanie herself is a Sexy Mentor, considering how she interacts with Katie, who admires and looks up to her.
** Katie herself was in this role, when she had been JJ's tutor temporarily and he had developed a [[PrecociousCrush crush]] on her.
* Sam for Andy in ''Series/RookieBlue''. As he is her training officer, they are warned several times that nothing can happen. Despite that, and her relationship with a detective at their division, the UnresolvedSexualTension between continues to build.
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' has Mike Royce for Beckett, and even implies some level of feelings/intimacy between the two.
* Frequently occurs in ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' -- Sarah is Chuck's mentor and ''LoveInterest''.
* All of the coaches from ''Series/TheVoice'', except for Music/CeeLoGreen.
* Likewise from ''TheXFactor'' US, Simon Cowell, DemiLovato, and BritneySpears definitely qualify. Your mileage will vary on LA Reid.


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* Ayame Fujieda (and her [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute twin sister]] Kaede) from ''SakuraTaisen''.
* Quistis Trepe from ''FinalFantasyVIII'', at least initially, serves as Squall's [[HotTeacher instructor]] at Balamb Garden (despite only being one year older than he is). She even has her own fan club among the students, called "Trepies". She also fights with a [[FetishFuel whip]].
* [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110706021314/assassinscreed/images/3/3c/Ac2-paola.jpg Paola]], the Florentine [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold mad]][[HighClassCallGirl ame]] who instructs [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Ezio]] in stealth probably counts.
** Ezio himself is one to the trainee Assassins in a portion of [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Brotherhood]] and all of [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations Revelations]].
* ''[[VideoGame/SoulCalibur Soul Calibur III]]'': [[{{tomboy}} Seong Mina]] doubles as both Yun Seong's mentor and his [[CoolBigSis "big sister" figure.]] Which may be [[LikeBrotherAndSister the reason]] [[NotDistractedByTheSexy he doesn't seem to notice]] just [[HelloNurse how hot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eLZbpmugng she happens to be.]] Or, it might be because [[RunningGag she treats him]] [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling like a kid.]]
* Female Shepard in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is ''made'' of this trope, being the insanely hot commander of a starship. She serves this role to most of her canon love interests, but it's most pronounced with Garrus and Kaidan. Aria T'Loak was also this to Nyreen Kandros, in the backstory of the Omega DLC. [[BastardGirlfriend It didn't end well]].

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* Mia Fey from ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', [[spoiler:tempered somewhat by the fact that she dies at the beginning of the second case]].
** This is a bit weird when Pearl shows up. [[spoiler: A channeler takes on the appearance of the person they are channeling. So it's bad enough when a 17 year old childish teen grows half a foot and gains a large bosom, but when it happens to a ''seven year old'' who is still wearing a seven year old sized outfit it's kinda freaky.]]
** In the third game, it is revealed in flashback that [[spoiler:Mia had her ''own'' Sexy Mentor, Diego Armando]]. And they did get together.
* [[{{Tsundere}} Rin]] in ''FateStayNight'' serves as an informal instructor in magic to [[TheHero Shirou]].

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* Pyrrha Nikos from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' qualifies as this to fellow teammate Jaune Arc. At least as far as '[[SuperEmpowering releasing his Aura]]' goes (before the team formed). He looked quite awkward when the process required her to touch him. Finally becomes this trope properly after Jaune takes her up on her training.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' uses this with GreenLantern John Stewart and Katma Tui. It's stated that they actually ''were'' an item in the past.
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' had Gaia for the Planteers. Some say because of, others ''in spite'' of being voiced by Creator/WhoopiGoldberg.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Katara was Aang's [[ElementalPowers Waterbending]] teacher before they became the OfficialCouple. Of course, she's only two years older than he is, but the heavy lifting in teaching him was taken care of by [[OldMaster Pakku]] anyway.
* The team in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' has ComicBook/BlackCanary as their Fighting Instructor and Team Psychologist. She's sexy enough that Superboy's girlfriend will shapeshift into her and make out with him. (The original was ''not'' happy about it.)
* In ''ObanStarRacers'', Rick Thunderbolt (TheAce through and through) ends up as a mentor figure to the surprisingly un-starstruck Molly; an intelligent, understanding and information-giving mentor who is a bit older than Molly and considerably more than just attractive.

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