For anyone who has a mentor character in their story or is just interested in them. Do have certain expectations from a mentor character? Many fantasies have wise and "saintly" mentors who're always right, especially on moral grounds and manage to solve everything (till they die and the hero has to go on on his own.) What do you like about mentors and what do you dislike? Or do you dislike the kind of plot with the young, learning main character anyway? Some of you do as some other threads seems to imply.