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* Hermione genuinely becomes one of Dumbledore's closest friends in ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor''.

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* Hermione genuinely becomes one of Dumbledore's closest friends in ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor''.



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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'':
** Principal Celestia and Vice-Principal Luna are just as caring, friendly and loving as their Pony counterparts.
** Dean Cadance is gentle, caring and loved by pretty much everyone, and as said in "Dance Magic", she replaces Cinch as principal of Crystal Prep.
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* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'': Principal Franklin is popular with his students, probably because he's one of the few adults in the school who is ''not'' a kid-hating sadist.

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* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'': ''Series/ICarly'': Principal Franklin is popular with his students, probably because he's one of the few adults in the school who is ''not'' a kid-hating sadist.



* In ''Series/Class2016'', Mr. Armitage is the headteacher of Coal Hill Academy and a pleasant, approachable character. He is gruesomely killed by an alien in "The Coach With the Dragon Tattoo", and replaced with the outright-villainous [[SchoolForScheming Dorothea Ames]].

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* In ''Series/Class2016'', ''Series/{{Class|2016}}'', Mr. Armitage is the headteacher of Coal Hill Academy and a pleasant, approachable character. He is gruesomely killed by an alien in "The Coach With the Dragon Tattoo", and replaced with the outright-villainous [[SchoolForScheming Dorothea Ames]].



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* In ''WesternAnimation/EquestriaGirls'', Principal Celestia and Vice Principal Luna are just as caring, friendly and loving as their Pony counterparts.





* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'': Principal Franklin is popular with his students, probably because he's the only adult in the school who is ''not'' a kid-hating sadist.

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* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'': Principal Franklin is popular with his students, probably because he's one of the only adult few adults in the school who is ''not'' a kid-hating sadist.


Compare BadassTeacher, CoolTeacher and PsychologistTeacher as similar, but lower in the system's hierarchy. Contrast with DeanBitterman.

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Compare BadassTeacher, CoolTeacher CoolTeacher, and PsychologistTeacher as similar, but lower in the system's hierarchy. Contrast with DeanBitterman.






* Professor Xavier from the ''ComicBook/XMen'' comics has long been seen as the most wise and peaceful of the mutants, which makes him well suited to run a school for the betterment of mutant teenagers.

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* Professor Xavier from the ''ComicBook/XMen'' comics has long been seen as the wisest and most wise and peaceful of the mutants, which makes him well suited to run a school for the betterment of mutant teenagers.



* Professor Albus Dumbledore from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' was the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the entirety of Harry Potter's stay there. He has had a long and eventful life in the wizarding world, including defeating infamous EvilSorcerer Gellert Grindelwald. He is generally well-liked among the forces of good, his approval rating much higher that Cornelius Fudge when he was running for the position of Minister (despite not running himself), is the only person that Lord Voldemort ever feared and is generally accepted as being the BigGood of the series. As Headmaster, he comes off as a bit of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, but is all-around a loved and respected member of the staff.

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* Professor Albus Dumbledore from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' was the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the entirety of Harry Potter's stay there. He has had a long and eventful life in the wizarding world, including defeating infamous EvilSorcerer Gellert Grindelwald. He is generally well-liked among the forces of good, his approval rating much higher that than Cornelius Fudge when he was running for the position of Minister (despite not running himself), is the only person that Lord Voldemort ever feared and is generally accepted as being the BigGood of the series. As Headmaster, he comes off as a bit of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, {{Cloudcuckoolander}} but is all-around a loved and respected member of the staff.



* Principal Goodvibes from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' is the dean of Endsville Elementary. He is generally portrayed as a lame but well-meaning school principal that gives out bad advice to characters that need them, and is generally the ButtMonkey of whatever supernatural outbreak that happens to be going on at the time. He even admits that he had his name changed to Goodvibes legally.

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* Principal Goodvibes from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' is the dean of Endsville Elementary. He is generally portrayed as a lame but well-meaning school principal that gives out bad advice to characters that need them, them and is generally the ButtMonkey of whatever supernatural outbreak that happens to be going on at the time. He even admits that he had his name changed to Goodvibes legally.



* ''WesternAnimation/JacobTwoTwo:'' Principal I.M. Greedyguts' twin brother Y.B. Greedyguts looks this way, giving out hot chocolate to students, having heated rooms, and just being an all round nice guy. [[spoiler: It's totally subverted when it turns out he's a BitchInSheepsClothing and is actually worse than his brother, and the nice facade is to trick students and teachers into applying for his school, which is barely a school, but actually a place where people are forced to run on hamster wheels to generate energy.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/JacobTwoTwo:'' Principal I.M. Greedyguts' twin brother Y.B. Greedyguts looks this way, giving out hot chocolate to students, having heated rooms, and just being an all round all-round nice guy. [[spoiler: It's totally subverted when it turns out he's a BitchInSheepsClothing and is actually worse than his brother, and the nice facade is to trick students and teachers into applying for his school, which is barely a school, but actually a place where people are forced to run on hamster wheels to generate energy.]]


* Dean Peterson from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer Goes to College" is laidback and friendly, and used to play bass for [[Music/{{Pretenders}} The Pretenders]]. Homer, however, is convinced that he has to be a [[DeanBitterman "crusty old dean"]] like the ones in the college movies he sees.

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Dean Peterson from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' the episode "Homer Goes to College" is laidback and friendly, and used to play bass for [[Music/{{Pretenders}} The Pretenders]]. Homer, however, is convinced that he has to be a [[DeanBitterman "crusty old dean"]] like the ones in the college movies he sees.


** Ned Flanders, interim principal of Springfield Elementary, states this trope as his goal at the assembly that announces his appointment.

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** In "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Badassssss Song", after Skinner is fired, Ned Flanders, interim principal of Springfield Elementary, states this trope as his goal at the assembly that announces his appointment.appointment. Unfortunately he's too much "pal" and not enough "principal" and he lets the school become a lawless hellhole with his hands-off approach (when Bart gets sent to his office a dozen times a day so he can eat the Reese's Pieces that Ned freely hands over to guests, Ned is more concerned about being a good host than the fact Bart does principal's-office-worthy offenses ''a dozen times a day'').

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** Ned Flanders, interim principal of Springfield Elementary, states this trope as his goal at the assembly that announces his appointment.

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* Principal Belding, from ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', is very friendly and personable with the student main characters.


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* Mayor Jones seems to become this in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', [[spoiler: after Nibiru is defeated and consequently their timeline is rebooted.]]

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*Principal Knave from ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' is overly enthusiastic and kind to his students, to the point of being [[ExtremeDoormat a pushover]].


* Dean Peterson from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer Goes to College" is laidback and friendly, and used to play bass for [[Music/Pretenders The Pretenders]]. Homer, however, is convinced that he has to be a [[DeanBitterman "crusty old dean"]] like the ones in the college movies he sees.

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* Dean Peterson from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer Goes to College" is laidback and friendly, and used to play bass for [[Music/Pretenders [[Music/{{Pretenders}} The Pretenders]]. Homer, however, is convinced that he has to be a [[DeanBitterman "crusty old dean"]] like the ones in the college movies he sees.


* Dean Peterson from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer Goes to College" is laidback and friendly, and used to play bass for Music/ThePretenders. Homer, however, is convinced that he has to be a [[DeanBitterman "crusty old dean"]] like the ones in the college movies he sees.

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* Dean Peterson from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer Goes to College" is laidback and friendly, and used to play bass for Music/ThePretenders.[[Music/Pretenders The Pretenders]]. Homer, however, is convinced that he has to be a [[DeanBitterman "crusty old dean"]] like the ones in the college movies he sees.



* In ''Franchise/EquestriaGirls'', Principal Celestia and Vice Principal Luna are just as caring, friendly and loving as their Pony counterparts.

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* In ''Franchise/EquestriaGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/EquestriaGirls'', Principal Celestia and Vice Principal Luna are just as caring, friendly and loving as their Pony counterparts.


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* Hermione genuinely becomes one of Dumbledore's closest friends in ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor''.
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* Professor Albus Dumbledore from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' was the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the entirety of Harry Potter's stay there. He has had a long and eventful life in the wizarding world, including defeating infamous wizarding terrorist Gellert Grindelwald. He is generally well-liked among the forces of good, his approval rating much higher that Cornelius Fudge when he was running for the position of Minister (despite not running himself), is the only person that Lord Voldemort ever feared and is generally accepted as being the BigGood of the series. As Headmaster, he comes off as a bit of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, but is all-around a loved and respected member of the staff.

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* Professor Albus Dumbledore from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' was the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the entirety of Harry Potter's stay there. He has had a long and eventful life in the wizarding world, including defeating infamous wizarding terrorist EvilSorcerer Gellert Grindelwald. He is generally well-liked among the forces of good, his approval rating much higher that Cornelius Fudge when he was running for the position of Minister (despite not running himself), is the only person that Lord Voldemort ever feared and is generally accepted as being the BigGood of the series. As Headmaster, he comes off as a bit of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, but is all-around a loved and respected member of the staff.


* Headmistress Miranda Holbrooke from ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'' (next to Professor Ursula/[[spoiler:Shiny Chariot]]) is the most reasonable staff member of Luna Nova, supporting Akko's desire to learn magic without giving her a hard time and dealing out stern but fair punishments whenever they are needed.

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* Headmistress Miranda Holbrooke from ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'' (next to Professor Ursula/[[spoiler:Shiny Chariot]]) Ursula) is the most reasonable staff member of Luna Nova, supporting Akko's desire to learn magic without giving her a hard time and dealing out stern but fair punishments whenever they are needed.


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* Nezu, the principal of ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'''s UA Academy. He's an affable ReasonableAuthorityFigure who genuinely has the students' growth and well-being as a priority. (He does have a "darker side" that is played for laughs, though.)


* Dean Peterson from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer Goes to College" is laidback and friendly, and used to play bass for Music/ThePretenders. Homer, however, is convinced that he has to be a "crusty old dean" like the ones in the college movies he sees.

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* Dean Peterson from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer Goes to College" is laidback and friendly, and used to play bass for Music/ThePretenders. Homer, however, is convinced that he has to be a [[DeanBitterman "crusty old dean" dean"]] like the ones in the college movies he sees.

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* ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'': In the second season, at least, Mr. Sweet was seen as the dorky-but-friendly headmaster. While occasionally dipping into a darker side of his personality, he was determined to make up for his actions in season one by focusing on being a good principal. The students often referred to him as "Sweetie", showing their affection for him.

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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Principal Flutie is a bumbling but nice guy. Unfortunately, just after Buffy makes a real connection with him in "The Pack", he is killed and eaten by a group of school bullies possessed by animal spirits. He is replaced by the outright-villainous [[SadistTeacher Principal Snyder]].
* In ''Series/Class2016'', Mr. Armitage is the headteacher of Coal Hill Academy and a pleasant, approachable character. He is gruesomely killed by an alien in "The Coach With the Dragon Tattoo", and replaced with the outright-villainous [[SchoolForScheming Dorothea Ames]].

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