Mentor. A Tour official who will be at your service until halfway through the Tour, at which point you will unaccountably lose him. ... He will reappear, smugger and bossier than ever, near the end of the Tour, just when you thought you were doing rather well on your own.
"The mentor figure dying is all part of the hero's journey, my dear."
— Gordon Edgeley, Skulduggery Pleasant
"Well, as an older mentor figure, the most likely scenario is that I'd return only to be randomly killed by an enemy of yours so that you can cradle my dying body while swearing revenge—so don't take it personally if I say that I sincerely hope we never cross paths again."
— Julio Scoundrel (to Elan), The Order of the Stick