->''"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.\\
Or maybe that was my problem."''
-->-- '''David Morgan-Mar''', ''Webcomic/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 TeacherStudentRomance, 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, TeacherStudentRomance. If the mentor particularly enjoys the power she has over the man, it's MistressAndServantBoy. May include a HandsOnApproach.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Coach Maria Momoe from ''Manga/BigWindup''. She is noted to be highly attractive, especially by opposing team members. She has a pretty face and an impressive bosom, which sometimes embarrasses every boy who looks at her. It is implied that several players, from Nishiura and other teams, have a crush on her, most notably Azusa Hanai. All of Nishiura's team members were surprised to learn that Momoe is only 23 years old. Hanai counts the 7 year difference between them and wonders if that is the 'limit' possible, before instantly berating himself for thinking of having a relationship with her.
* Played with in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. 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.
* Shura Kirigakure from ''Manga/BlueExorcist''. She is Rin's mentor.
* [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold General Cross]] Marian from ''Manga/DGrayMan''.
** And in the later chapters, we have [[spoiler: General Klaud mentoring Timothy]].
* 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.
* 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.
* 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 NewOldFlame Billy Katagiri once he gets over himself.]]
* ''Manga/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]].
* When alive, Minako-sensei from ''Manga/HellTeacherNube''. Tall, blonde, well-endowed, with killer legs and a very short miniskirt... Nube was a kid back then, but even in these days he appreciated how pretty his teacher was.
* Lisa Lisa in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' part 2. Thankfully she didn't get together with Joseph because [[spoiler: she's his mother]].
* Shigure from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' to Kenichi. She is a sexy ActionGirl (master of any weapons) with no modesty and no bother if Kenichi see her half-naked. Miu once wondered if Shigure sees him as more than her disciple. Out of all the masters, Shigure trains Kenichi the least, yet it is implied she yearns to train him, and is disappointed with Kenichi's reluctance (and fear) to use weaponry but often tries to convince him to train more.
* 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.
* The titular character of ''Franchise/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.
* Played with in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', where Negi's mentor Evangeline [=McDowell=] is a ReallySevenHundredYearsOld [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire vampire]] 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.
* 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 [[spoiler: their LastKiss]] in ''End of Evangelion''.
* Both Aquila Marin and Ophicus Shaina in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', although they ''did'' put Seiya and Cassius through TrainingFromHell.
** [[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).]]
* 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.
* Victor Nikiforov from ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' is a LivingLegend of a skater, and can make people of all genders swoon with a single wink. He ends up flying over to Japan to become Yuri Katsuki's coach, after watching a video of him skating to one of Victor's programs. [[spoiler:The two eventually become an OfficialCouple, and get engaged in episode 10.]]

[[folder: Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Wanda Maximoff, Sorceress Supreme In Waiting, become this to Harry Dresden in the ''Chaos Reigns'' side story, set just before chapter 60, and the two even start dating - though Wanda explicitly states when she makes her double offer (become her apprentice and[=/=]or her boyfriend), after giving Dresden a BigDamnKiss to get through his denial, that it's not an all or nothing offer, once Dresden notes the potential problems with this. She'd be happy if he chose either. [[MentorShip He chooses both.]]
** Betsy Braddock becomes this to Harry Potter while giving him a crash course in how to use his PsychicPowers. Since he's 13 and she's in her early 20s, it and the accompanying epic scale embarrassment on Harry's part (especially since Betsy's prone to gently teasing him) are PlayedForLaughs. It is later noted that as a direct result, Harry has unusually good passive psychic shields, to prevent embarrassing thoughts from leaking out.
* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Pike Queen Lucy becomes this to Brock [[spoiler: while he's in the middle of a HeroicBSOD after his parents' deaths]] that caused him to drop his performance as a Gym Leader. She trains him to get back to the top of his game, [[OfficialCouple and the two eventually become engaged.]]

* The ComicBook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan acted as a mentor to the teenaged Lantern Arisa.
* ComicBook/EmmaFrost in ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen Vol. 3'', she decides to wear a sexy punk-ish outfit when comforting Benjamin after his fight with Scott. It just makes him incredibly uncomfortable since he's only wearing a towel at the time.

* ''Film/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.
* ''Film/TheLookout'': Chris has a crush on his case manager (played by Creator/CarlaGugino), who used to be a former model. She doesn't think it's a good idea. Due to his condition, this also causes him to blurt out stuff like "I think about fucking you all the time" in public. She does understand, though.

* 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'' series. 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 ''Literature/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 [[CrowningMomentOfFunny (by dumping a pitcher of ice cold water on her)]], 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]] whose respect Harry is most desperate to keep out of any character in the series, and her mother both isn't all too fond of him [[DefrostingIceQueen (though she warms up to him eventually),]] and ''[[WrenchWench makes]]'' her husband's armor.
** In the short stories narrated by Molly, set in her mid to late twenties, she's pretty damn sure that she loves him, suggesting that it's more than just hero worship.
* In Literature/TheReturnOfTheCondorHeroes, Xiaolongnü to Yang Guo.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', Meredith and Christina enter into such relationships with their bosses in the first few episodes.
* ''Series/TheMiddleman''. Lacey keeps referring to him as Sexy Bossman, although at Wendy's insistence she switches to Pillow Lips.
* 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 ''Series/{{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/{{Glee}}'' also features Holly Holiday, the [[CoolTeacher fun]], [[HotTeacher sexy]] substitute. While working as [=McKinley=]'s Sex-Ed teacher, she "informs" the Glee kids about safe sex by pulling off a ''very'' sexy cover of Do You Want to Touch Me by Joan Jett, in an episode aptly named ''Sexy''.
** Other less prominent examples are Cooper Anderson, Blaine's AloofBigBrother who teaches the kids acting while they fawn over his big blue eyes (obviously, it's Matt Bomer), and Carl, Emma's hot husband, who teaches the kids about dental health.
-->'''Santana:''' Can I just say - you're the hottest dentist I've ever seen.
-->'''Carl:''' ''(smirks)'' I get that alot....
* ''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.
* ''Series/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 ''Series/TheXFactor'' US, Simon Cowell, Music/DemiLovato, and Music/BritneySpears definitely qualify. Your mileage will vary on LA Reid.
* Lord Melbourne in ''Series/{{Victoria}}'' is this to young Queen Victoria, who develops feelings for him as a result (which are mutual). The "sexy" part is not TruthInTelevision, however many biographies of Victoria do acknowledge that there was some level of the two being smitten with each other, despite their age difference.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''[[VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo Advanced V.G. II]]'': As seen in [[http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/5/9/8/36598_front.jpg the game's box art]], Yuka's [[OneOfTheBoys a babe]] with [[HelloNurse a bangin' hot bod.]] Which hasn't gone unnoticed by her student, [[{{fangirl}} Tamao]], who appears to have a canonical [[HomoeroticSubtext girl-crush]] on her (seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmvOFthm-5Y at 0:27-0:54]]).
* Quistis Trepe from ''VideoGame/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 whip.
* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'': 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]].
* Frederick from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is a TallDarkAndHandsome BattleButler who is specifically mentioned to also be an instructor for the Ylissean military. You can get him hooked up to ActionGirl Sully, one of his old pupils, [[spoiler:and also make him the father of Sully's daughter Kjelle]].

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Mia Fey from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' acts as Phoenix's mentor at the start of the game.
** In the third game, it is revealed in flashback that [[spoiler:Mia had her ''own'' Sexy Mentor, Diego Armando]].
* [[{{Tsundere}} Rin]] in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' serves as an informal instructor in magic to [[TheHero Shirou]].

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* 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.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Aang was attracted to Katara long before she became his [[MakingASplash Waterbending master]] and, years later, [[OfficialCouple his wife.]] Made possible thanks to the teaching scrolls [[OldMaster Pakku]] had imparted her with, so she could study them herself, then pass those teachings onto Aang.
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' had Gaia for the Planteers. Some say because of, others ''in spite'' of being voiced by Creator/WhoopiGoldberg.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' uses this with the Green Lantern, John Stewart and Katma Tui. It's stated that they actually ''were'' an item in the past.
* Shego in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. She tutored Senor Senior Junior in order to teach him to be a more effective villain. She succeeded all the while having her student admit he had the hots for her.
* In ''WesternAnimation/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.
* 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.)