03:32:29 AM Oct 29th 2017
Qrow from RWBY would definately be this trope as he is Ruby's Uncle and he also trained her in using her scythe as a weapon. He's not dead yet although there are death flags on him by the fans for this very trope...
08:18:45 PM Nov 1st 2011
I removed this line: Older Than Feudalism. But more to the point, this isn't the trope. Cheiron was a mentor to many heroes, and Cheiron died in some myths, but these two things are not connected. He was not Heracles's mentor and died only from association with other centaurs Heracles was fighting. Stories of him mentoring heroes, even those born after Heracles died, never mention him dying and leaving them mentorless.