A more experienced advisor or confidante to a young, inexperienced character, particularly to a hero
. Named after Mentor, Telemachus' elderly advisor in The Odyssey
, who was actually Athena in disguise
. Not to be confused with certain green slug things obsessed with money
. See also Index of Pupils and Protégés
Not all Mentors have the hero's best interests at heart, however...
Susceptible to Rage Against the Mentor
and the Mentor Occupational Hazard