Name movies in which mentors don't die(Spoilers)

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  1. acedrake Registered

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    SPOILERS AHEAD. I was watching certain movie the other day in which the mentor of the main character died near the end of the film allowing the main character to take center stage. And I started to think about movies in which the mentor doesn't die and I couldn't come up with a single movie. Of course the mentor can't be the main character because then the rookie is the one that dies. So help me out here guys.
     
  2. redhawk23 Wrestlin'

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    Though in the overall story all the mentors die, Yoda doesn't die in Empire Strikes Back, Luke just doesn't heed his advice and leaves.

    Mr. Miyagi doesn't die the Karate kid.
     
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    Remo Williams
    Willow
     
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    Master Splinter lives in all of the TMNT movies!
     
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    Rufus (Bill & Ted) and 'Fast' Eddie Felson (Color of Money) come to mind outside of those previously mentioned.
     
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    Was just about to post that!:BA
     
  7. Drizzle Eh.

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    Morpheus doesn't die in the Matrix movies (though ironically, the one he mentors does)

    Gandalf doesn't really die in Lord of the Rings.
     
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    lol what a crappy mentor :p this is a much more interesting thing - what more mentors have failed in their mentorship except for morpheus?
     
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    I don't really care about the Matrix sequels, have only seen them once, but I don't think Morpheus has failed as a mentor. Neo sacrificed himself to save the world.

    --- I wouldn't really call him a mentor, but Morgan Freeman's character in Se7en kind of takes Brad Pitt's under his wing (they're partners, but Freeman's character tries to put some wisdom into Pitt's hot headed character), and couldn't nothing in the end.
     
  10. Drizzle Eh.

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    You could make the case that Obi-Wan failed as a mentor to Anakin.

    In a lot of movies, the mentor does have an old apprentice that failed him, and sets out to make things right with a new one, like Obi-Wan training Luke.
     
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    Mickey didn't die until Rocky III.

    Richard Crenna in the Rambo movies.

    Do Alfred and Lucius Fox count as mentors?

    Dumbledore didn't die untill movie #6.
     
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    Don't know if I can come up with any new examples, as every movie I was going to mention has already been listed above. So I'll compile them into a list here.

    Willow - Finn Razel (and to a lesser extent, the old wizard in the Nelwyn village)

    The Karate Kid - Mr Miyagi

    The Matrix - Morpheos

    The X Men - Professor Xavior (he does die in X3, but transfers his mind into another body. Besides, that movie is so terrible I prefer to ignore its entire existance)

    Rocky & Rocky II - Mickey

    Rocky III, IV, V, & VI - Tony (Apollo Creed's trainer, manager, & mentor)

    Rocky V - Rocky himself

    Star Wars Edisode III - Yoda & Obi Wan

    Star Wars Episode V - Yoda

    The Magnificent Seven - Yul Brenner's character (I forgot his name)

    The Mystery Men - The Pheonix

    Harry Potter 1 through 5 - Dumbledore

    The Lord Of The Rings - Gandalf (well, he died but then came back so . . .)

    The Three Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramus (they mentored the young Dartaneon)

    Cruel Intentions - Catherine (she wasn't a very good mentor to Cecile, but she lives)

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Master Splinter

    Red Sonja - Sonja mentors the bratty Prince Tarn

    The Beastmaster - Seth mentored Prince Tal

    Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins - Chun

    The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane Rock & Roll Detective - Ford (he kinda mentors the kid who hired him to find his dad)

    Boogey Nights - Burt Reynolds is kind of like a mentor to Mark Wahlberg


    That's all I can think of right now. In a way you can scratch Obi Wan and Yoda off the list entirely. They may have died, but their spirits come back to continue mentoring Luke from beyond the grave. So does that even really count as being dead? Well, to paraphrase Obi Wan in Jedi, it all depends on your point of view.
     
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    Sam Jackson in unbreakable
     
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    In a way you could count Professor X to Magneto in First Class.
     
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    Michael Caine in every Christopher Nolan film.
     
  16. <(o_o)> Evangeline Is My Hero!

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    The movie Sidekicks with Mako, Jonathan Brandis & Chuck Norris.
     
  17. gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Ogami, mentor to his son Daigoro in the great series of "Baby Cart" Films, doesn't die.
     
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    Henry to Alec in The Black Stallion and Raj to Alec in The Black Stallion Returns.

    Cher to Tai in Clueless.

    Sarah Connor to John Connor in Terminator 2.

    K to J in all Men in Black flicks.

    Haymitch and Cinna to Katniss and Peeta in The Hunger Games.
     
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    The Wizard in Conan the Barbarian.
     
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    did whistler die in the blade movies?i dont remember
     
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    In the second one I think Whistler died/became a vampire.

    No mention of Henry Jones Sr. in Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade?
     
  22. gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Baloo in "The Jungle Book."
     
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    He's really more of a sidekick than a mentor, imo.
     
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    John Connor could also be a mentor to the T800.
     
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    As Itto Ogami is the primary character of the series, I'm not sure he fits into the "mentor" role. Granted, he does mentor his son. However if he were to die the series would end as Itto Daigoro is far too young to continue on on his own. Now if he were an adolescent, that would be different.
     

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