History Characters / TheHardyBoys

11th Feb '17 5:04:41 PM ExSlacker
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* BodyDouble: In the finale of the original series' "The Wailing Siren Mystery", Sam pretended to be captured as a smokescreen for Mr. Hardy. The villains really thought that they captured Fenton Hardy (it helps that they didn't even know what he looked like) until he sprung a trap for them.



* BigBrotherInstinct: In Casefiles he can be just as much of a GrumpyBear as Collig, dissuading the brothers from getting into police business, but most of the time it's because he worries about the dangers they would get into. Joe has also mentioned that he and Frank can always count on Con to look out for their friends should they get into trouble.



** In Case 1: ''Dead on Target'', when an innocent airplane stewardess is taken hostage, the Gray Man offers himself as a hostage instead, though it was likely more of an effort to give Frank an opening to attack.



** In Case 1: ''Dead on Target'', when an innocent airplane stewardess is taken hostage, the Gray Man offers himself as a hostage instead, though it was likely more of an effort to give Frank an opening to attack.
25th Dec '16 4:31:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In his earlier appearances, he was portrayed as less competent, with crooks easily getting the drop on him and subduing him (see Worf had the Flu below), but actually had a greater air of superiority and was more condescending to the Hardys. He becomes much more competent and {{Badass}} in the later books (starting with Case 10 ''Hostages of Hate'' and ''especially'' Case 14 ''Too Many Traitors''), and forms a sort of genuine friendship with Frank and Joe.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In his earlier appearances, he was portrayed as less competent, with crooks easily getting the drop on him and subduing him (see Worf had the Flu below), but actually had a greater air of superiority and was more condescending to the Hardys. He becomes much more competent and {{Badass}} badass in the later books (starting with Case 10 ''Hostages of Hate'' and ''especially'' Case 14 ''Too Many Traitors''), and forms a sort of genuine friendship with Frank and Joe.
14th May '15 3:26:21 AM SeptimusHeap
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He was actually popular enough to have the StratemeyerSyndicate consider giving him his own series in 1965, but it [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never got past the planning stage]].

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He was actually popular enough to have the StratemeyerSyndicate Creator/StratemeyerSyndicate consider giving him his own series in 1965, but it [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never got past the planning stage]].
26th Feb '15 12:32:48 AM BagonsBeBagons
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* GrumpyBear: the ''Casefiles'' and Digests series often depict him as having a bit of a temper, especially when Frank and Joe decide to butt into police business.



A veteran officer of the Bayport Police, Riley, like many adults, underestimated the Hardy brother's severely, and in the early books was often aggravated by their and their friends' antics. He has evolved into a much more competent, patient character over the years and has come to regard the brothers as a reliable ally in solving crimes around Bayport.

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A veteran officer of the Bayport Police, Riley, like many adults, underestimated the Hardy brother's brothers severely, and in the early books was often aggravated by their and their friends' antics. He has evolved into a much more competent, patient character over the years and has come to regard the brothers as a reliable ally in solving crimes around Bayport.
20th Feb '15 7:21:08 PM BagonsBeBagons
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* RunningGag: in winter-themed adventures, Joe will ''always'' be a victim to thin ice.




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* VitriolicBestBuds: with Joe. Callie started practicing women's lib at the same time Joe was convinced she would just StayInTheKitchen. HilarityEnsues.
-->'''Callie''': Ever heard of Lizzie Borden, genius? Vanessa, when are you going to knock some sense into this guy?


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* CynicismCatalyst: while Joe has yet to get over it (even after meeting [[SecondLove Vanessa]]) it's Iola's death that inspired the Hardy boys to give up their "usual cases" and start their crusade against bigger crimes.
10th Feb '15 7:42:21 AM BagonsBeBagons
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* FamedInStory: equally famous for his adventures as a New York cop and as a world-renowned private eye. A RunningGag in the original series would be how Frank and Joe would introduce themselves to some random city's local law enforcement, and they would be immediately asked if they were in any way related to him.
10th Feb '15 7:34:00 AM BagonsBeBagons
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* SurpassedTheTeacher: in the first issue of the Undercover Brother comics, while Fenton's trying to decode a password, Frank suggests to him the probabilities, logarithms, and anagrams of finding the six most popular numbers that Fenton can probably use. Joe chides Frank that he shouldn't be giving pointers to the man who taught them everything they knew. After the boys were heralded to bed by their mother, Fenton absentmindedly tries Frank's suggestion...and was quite amused that it ''worked''.


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* AudienceSurrogate: in the "Detective Handbook", he's the one the Hardys teach in various police procedures (except for one chapter, where it's instead Tony who was the surrogate).
8th Feb '15 8:52:22 PM BagonsBeBagons
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* AgeLift: in the Undercover Brother graphic novels, "Trudy" is drawn younger than in other works.
8th Feb '15 8:46:24 PM BagonsBeBagons
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* IKnowMaddenCombat: before the writers decided to give him a black belt, football skills he practiced with his brother and their friends seem to do a good job. And Frank is the team ''captain''.

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* IKnowMaddenCombat: IKnowMaddenKombat: before the writers decided to give him a black belt, football skills he practiced with his brother and their friends seem to do a good job. And Frank is the team ''captain''.
8th Feb '15 8:45:36 PM BagonsBeBagons
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* KidDetective / AmateurSleuth: He and Joe are one of the most famous examples in fiction.

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* KidDetective / AmateurSleuth: IKnowMaddenCombat: before the writers decided to give him a black belt, football skills he practiced with his brother and their friends seem to do a good job. And Frank is the team ''captain''.
* KidDetective[=/=]AmateurSleuth:
He and Joe are one of the most famous examples in fiction.



* KidDetective / AmateurSleuth: He and Frank are one of the most famous examples in fiction.

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* KidDetective / AmateurSleuth: KidDetective[=/=]AmateurSleuth: He and Frank are one of the most famous examples in fiction.
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