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If the mentor is [[ObsoleteMentor obsolete]] they will be relegated much more quickly, perhaps within a single episode. May overlap with MentorOccupationalHazard or The mentor may be DemotedToExtra in which they are still on the series but mostly as an OutOfFocus background character. Most cases though have the mentor being PutOnABus.

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If the mentor is [[ObsoleteMentor obsolete]] they will be relegated much more quickly, perhaps within a single episode. May overlap with MentorOccupationalHazard MentorOccupationalHazard, or The the mentor may be DemotedToExtra in which case they are still on in the series but mostly as an OutOfFocus background character. Most cases though cases, though, have the mentor being PutOnABus.


* Giles in Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer left the Buffy and the Scoobies because Buffy had grown to be a capable leader without his presence.

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* Giles in Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' left the Buffy and the Scoobies because Buffy had grown to be a capable leader without his presence.

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* One of the protagonists of ''Literature/InConquestBorn'', Anzha, is able to overcome a legal prohibition against her joining the military because Torzha, the head of the ''whole military'' acknowledges her potential and offers to sponsor her. Torzha's support makes Anzha's military career possible, but the extent of her effort on Anzha's behalf is opening doors. Eventually, political demands make Torhza less of an enabler and more of an impediment to Anzha.


* In ''Uzumasa Limelight'', Seiichi's continuing loss of motor control and Satsuki's success as an actress lead him to retire from acting. Satsuki eventually persuades him to return for one last role as equals rather than mentor-and-student.

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* In ''Uzumasa Limelight'', Seiichi's continuing loss of motor control and Satsuki's success as an actress lead him to quietly retire from acting.acting completely, as he's less able to teach and Satsuki has little left to learn. Satsuki eventually persuades him to return for one last role as equals rather than mentor-and-student.



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* In ''Uzumasa Limelight'', Seiichi's continuing loss of motor control and Satsuki's success as an actress lead him to retire from acting. Satsuki eventually persuades him to return for one last role as equals rather than mentor-and-student.


->'''Master''': A cycle is complete, and now there is a new emptiness to be filled. A new journey, which you must take alone. []\\
'''Bruce Leroy''': Master, perhaps with more time to train. Master, I need more time.\\
'''Master''': I am no longer your master!

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'''Bruce Leroy''': Leroy:''' Master, perhaps with more time to train. Master, I need more time.\\
'''Master''': '''Master:''' I am no longer your master!



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* In ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes, Marla Latham served as the incipient team's Adult Advisor, helping to train and counsel the young group of teenagers. As the years passed, he came to feel that he was acting as an emotional crutch and holding back their development, ultimately retiring.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'': ComicBook/{{Artemis}} acts as [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Cassie]]'s mentor after Diana requests she look after her, but leaves shortly after Diana's return even though Diana does not really act like Cassie's mentor since Cassie seems to have the hero thing down.

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->'''Master''': A cycle is complete, and now there is a new emptiness to be filled. A new journey, which you must take alone. []\\
'''Bruce Leroy''': Master, perhaps with more time to train. Master, I need more time.\\
'''Master''': I am no longer your master!
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* Leo does this to the girls in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' in an episode where he becomes and Elder and can no longer be around to personally give the sisters advice and inspiration. They spend quite a bit of time whining about how they don't know what to do without Leo there to guide them and give them answers. Leo informs them that they don't actually need him and are more than capable to solve their magical problem of the day without his help.

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* Leo does this to the girls in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'' in an episode where he becomes and Elder and can no longer be around to personally give the sisters advice and inspiration. They spend quite a bit of time whining about how they don't know what to do without Leo there to guide them and give them answers. Leo informs them that they don't actually need him and are more than capable to solve their magical problem of the day without his help.


* Master Roshi from DragonBall series wins the first tournament in the shows run, loses in the final 4 during the second, and doesn't even compete in the third. By the time Dragon Ball Z starts, he has become a minor character who isn't nearly as strong as the characters he previously trained. In fact, if you watch Dragon Ball Z before Dragon Ball, you could be forgiven for not knowing that he was ever the world's number one martial arist.

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* Master Roshi from DragonBall Franchise/DragonBall series wins the first tournament in the shows run, loses in the final 4 during the second, and doesn't even compete in the third. By the time Dragon Ball Z starts, he has become a minor character who isn't nearly as strong as the characters he previously trained. In fact, if you watch Dragon Ball Z before Dragon Ball, you could be forgiven for not knowing that he was ever the world's number one martial arist.


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* Happens frequently to ''Literature/HarryPotter'' in his series. All his mentors die, Dumbledore, Sirius, Lupin, leaving him alone and feeling lost. Dumbledore plays the RelegatedMentor the straightest though in that he willingly died and spent his last year preparing Harry to understand and defeat Voldemort.

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* Happens frequently to ''Literature/HarryPotter'' in his series. All his mentors die, Dumbledore, Sirius, Lupin, leaving him alone and feeling lost. Dumbledore plays the RelegatedMentor this the straightest though in that he willingly died and spent his last year preparing Harry to understand and defeat Voldemort. Voldemort.



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* Professor X from ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''. Once his X-Men gain enough experience, they tend to leave and become part of other comic titles where they take a more central focus. Scott "Cyclops" Summers exemplifies this best when he takes over for Xavier as the team lead.

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* Professor X from ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.''ComicBook/XMen''. Once his X-Men gain enough experience, they tend to leave and become part of other comic titles where they take a more central focus. Scott "Cyclops" Summers exemplifies this best when he takes over for Xavier as the team lead.


* In the ''LyricalNanoha'' franchise, Yuuno Scrya played a major role in the first season, mentoring the eponymous main character in the art of magic. However, he has been all but PutOnTheBus by the third season, after Nanoha became a hypercompetent badass herself.

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* In the ''LyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' franchise, Yuuno Scrya played a major role in the first season, mentoring the eponymous main character in the art of magic. However, he has been all but PutOnTheBus by the third season, after Nanoha became a hypercompetent badass herself.

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