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* The kindly Zeena is this for the main character Stan in the first half of the ''Literature/NightmareAlley'', teaching him how to do her complex mentalist "code act" and how to [[ColdReading cold read]] people.

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** In the SequelSeries, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the titular protagonist only has to learn one element at the beginning of the series so her mentors don’t play too big of a role. Katara was her Waterbending teacher and a grandmother figure to her and gives her her blessing to go off to Republic City in the first episode. Her and Aang’s son Tenzin is her Airbending teacher with whom she lives for most of the series. He’s an uncle figure to her and plays this trope more closely than his mother.

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* In ''Literature/AGameOfThrones'' Ned Stark appears to be the main protagonist, and five of the other POV characters are his children and wife. After his death reveals that he was a DecoyProtagonist, you can see through his influence on his family and the North in general that he was really TheMentor all along.

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* In the pre-show for ''Ride/ETAdventure'' at Ride/UniversalStudios, Creator/StevenSpielberg mentions that Bontanicus is E.T.'s personal mentor.
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* Fesxis from ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues'' serves as a mentor to her [[HeroicHost host]] Sebastian, teaching him how to use the [[CastingAShadow shadow manipulation]] power that she granted him. She also reaches out to Zia to teach her how to control her telepathy when it first goes out of control.
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* WebAnimation/ADayWithBowserJr: Kamek serves as a wise mentor to both Ludwig and Bowser Jr. (Not that Ludwig ever listens to him, though...)

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* WebAnimation/ADayWithBowserJr: ''WebAnimation/ADayWithBowserJr'': Kamek serves as a wise mentor to both Ludwig and Bowser Jr. (Not that Ludwig ever listens to him, though...)



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** The Turaga themselves, when they were Toa in their younger days, and Vakama in paticular, were mentored by Toa Lhiikan [[spoiler: until he's killed by Makuta]].
** In the Bara Magna Arc, the elder [[GladiatorGames Glatorian]] Ackar is one to the rookie Gresh, and eventually to [[spoiler: the BroughtDownToNormal [[GodWasMyCoPilot Mata Nui]]]].


* Surprisingly, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} is this to several generations of X-Men, being a father-figure to a number of the teenaged female members. He and ComicBook/{{Storm}} both mentor ComicBook/KittyPryde, to the point of being a father and mother figure respectively.

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* Surprisingly, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} is this to several generations of X-Men, being a father-figure to a number of the teenaged female members. He and ComicBook/{{Storm}} are both mentor mentors to ComicBook/KittyPryde, and like Wolverine, Storm is a parental figure to the point of her as well, in this case being a father and mother figure respectively.figure.


* Surprisingly, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} is this to several generations of X-Men, being a father-figure to a number of the teenaged female members.
** Likewise, ComicBook/CharlesXavier is this to the X-Men as a whole. Particularly Cyclops, who goes on to be a mentor in his own right.

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* Surprisingly, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} is this to several generations of X-Men, being a father-figure to a number of the teenaged female members.
members. He and ComicBook/{{Storm}} both mentor ComicBook/KittyPryde, to the point of being a father and mother figure respectively.
** Likewise, ComicBook/CharlesXavier is this to the X-Men as a whole. Particularly Cyclops, who along with the other adult members of the X-Men, goes on to be a mentor in his own right.right to many young mutants attending the school.

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** Likewise, ComicBook/CharlesXavier is this to the X-Men as a whole. Particularly Cyclops, who goes on to be a mentor in his own right.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Doctor Strange, formerly teacher of Wanda Maximoff, end up as one to Harry - indeed, it could be argued he's this to the entire heroic side of the cast (though no one's entirely sure where the mentoring begins and the manipulating ends). Thanks to his manipulative nature, and the fact that he's lining up Harry to take on Thanos, among other things, mean that Harry [[IJustWantToBeNormal is not totally pleased]] at this, but also acknowledges that Strange is (when he actually bothers) a very good teacher.

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* In ''Fanfic/AmazingFantasy'', Izuku runs into Peter Parker, who offers to teach him to become [[Franchise/SpiderMan Spider-Man]], not long after gaining spider powers.

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** Tywin ''tries'' to be this to his grandson Tommen when the latter becomes king in season 4, but a combination of Tommen's own weak will, the Tyrell influence, and the rather critical snag of Tywin dying at the end of said season, severely limit the effectiveness of his attempt.


* ''Anime/DragonBall''
** The Muten Roshi was originally this for both Goku and Krillin. When Goku dies and decides to do some training in the afterlife before he comes back to life, he goes to Kaioh, who becomes his new mentor from there.
** Piccolo plays this somewhat in the first arc where he decides to train Gohan, not only to get him ready for the Saiyans who were coming, but also because he sensed his death is near and wants someone to pass on his knowledge to. He's brought BackFromTheDead.
** Goku and Vegeta both get training from Whis, who trained God of Destruction Beerus in martial arts. He agrees to teach Goku and Vegeta how to sense and use godly ki.

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** The Muten Master Roshi was originally this for both Goku and Krillin. Krillin in ''Manga/DragonBall''.
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When Goku dies and decides to do some training in the afterlife before he comes back to life, life in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', he goes to Kaioh, King Kai, who becomes his new mentor from there.
** Piccolo plays this somewhat in the first arc in ''Z'' where he decides to train Gohan, not only to get him ready for the Saiyans who were coming, but also because he sensed his death is near and wants someone to pass on his knowledge to. He's brought BackFromTheDead.
** Goku and Vegeta both get training from Whis, Whis in ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' and ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', who trained God of Destruction Beerus in martial arts. He agrees to teach Goku and Vegeta how to sense and use godly ki.


* In ''Fanfic/HeirToTheBruceQuest'' While staying on [[spoiler:New Avalon]] for medical treatment Rhiannon is mentored in rulership and court politics by none other than [[spoiler: [[MagnificentBastard Hanse Davion]] ]]

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* In ''Fanfic/HeirToTheBruceQuest'' While staying on [[spoiler:New Avalon]] for medical treatment Rhiannon is mentored in rulership and court politics by none other than [[spoiler: [[MagnificentBastard [[GuileHero Hanse Davion]] ]]


* In ''Fanfic/HeirToTheBruceQuest'' While staying on [[spoiler:New Avalon]] for medical treatment Rhiannon is mentored in rulership and court politics by none other than [[spoiler: [[MagnificantBastard Hanse Davion]] ]]

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* In ''Fanfic/HeirToTheBruceQuest'' While staying on [[spoiler:New Avalon]] for medical treatment Rhiannon is mentored in rulership and court politics by none other than [[spoiler: [[MagnificantBastard [[MagnificentBastard Hanse Davion]] ]]

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