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18th Feb '18 3:01:01 AM Dghcrh
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* Luke and, to a lesser extent, Flora in the ''ProfessorLayton'' games are variations on this trope. Flora mostly fits in the sense of being [[spoiler:an orphan who gets adopted by the protagonist]], though she ''tries'' to be useful in the Professor's investigations. Luke plays the trope almost straight; however, his parents are still alive and perfectly comfortable financially, and he must [[spoiler:surrender the post at the end of the third game, when the family moves overseas]]. In fact, it's thanks to his parents that Luke is hanging around in the first place -- Clark Triton is an old friend of the Professor's, which probably explains why they're willing to let a grown man take their preteen son gallivanting off to solve mysteries impeded by hordes of people who insist you use thirteen coins to spell "waffle".

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* Luke and, to a lesser extent, Flora in the ''ProfessorLayton'' ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' games are variations on this trope. Flora mostly fits in the sense of being [[spoiler:an orphan who gets adopted by the protagonist]], though she ''tries'' to be useful in the Professor's investigations. Luke plays the trope almost straight; however, his parents are still alive and perfectly comfortable financially, and he must [[spoiler:surrender the post at the end of the third game, when the family moves overseas]]. In fact, it's thanks to his parents that Luke is hanging around in the first place -- Clark Triton is an old friend of the Professor's, which probably explains why they're willing to let a grown man take their preteen son gallivanting off to solve mysteries impeded by hordes of people who insist you use thirteen coins to spell "waffle".
23rd Sep '17 8:32:14 PM nombretomado
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** The TropeNamer also does not go un-riffed; the pilot episode introduces Sherlock's "homeless network," who are an obvious stand-in for the Irregulars. He also once gets information on the spray-can used to paint a cryptic message on a wall from a graffiti artist [[WildMassGuessing who some fans think]] is supposed to be {{Banksy}}, if not a cameo from the ''real'' Banksy AsHimself.

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** The TropeNamer also does not go un-riffed; the pilot episode introduces Sherlock's "homeless network," who are an obvious stand-in for the Irregulars. He also once gets information on the spray-can used to paint a cryptic message on a wall from a graffiti artist [[WildMassGuessing who some fans think]] is supposed to be {{Banksy}}, Creator/{{Banksy}}, if not a cameo from the ''real'' Banksy AsHimself.
22nd Aug '17 8:15:43 PM PaulA
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* In the third book of the ''Literature/BardicVoices'' series, ''The Eagle and the Nightingale'', Nightingale hires a group of street children to be her eyes and ears.

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* In the third book of the ''Literature/BardicVoices'' series, ''The Eagle and the Nightingale'', ''Literature/TheEagleAndTheNightingales'', Nightingale hires a group of street children to be her eyes and ears.
14th Aug '17 8:18:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Akechi Kogoro had several as well, including Yoshio Kobayashi, [[{{Shotacon}} who later became famous for something else entirely]].

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* Akechi Kogoro had several as well, including Yoshio Kobayashi, [[{{Shotacon}} [[NoYay who later became famous for something else entirely]].
16th Jun '17 4:31:09 PM JackG
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* ''Film/AWalkAmongTheTombstones''. T.J. provides both street-smarts and computer literacy to the private eye protagonist.

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* ''Film/AWalkAmongTheTombstones''. T.J. provides both street-smarts and computer literacy to the private eye protagonist.
protagonist, who doesn't have any computer skills.
16th Jun '17 4:20:15 PM JackG
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* ''Film/AWalkAmongTheTombstones''.

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* ''Film/AWalkAmongTheTombstones''. \n T.J. provides both street-smarts and computer literacy to the private eye protagonist.
16th Jun '17 4:17:47 PM JackG
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* ''Film/AWalkAmongTheTombstones''.
15th Jun '17 7:59:58 AM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Film/TheArrival'' [[spoiler:when the kid who hooks up with the protagonist turns out to be a spy sent by the aliens.]]

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* Subverted in ''Film/TheArrival'' [[spoiler:when the kid who hooks up with the protagonist turns out to be a spy sent by the aliens. In fact he's an alien himself.]]
15th Jun '17 7:59:20 AM JackG
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* Varys Kingfisher, the royal spymaster in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', is implied to employ mute, literate children who wander the sewers and low places of King's Landing as his "little birds."

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* Varys Kingfisher, the royal spymaster in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', is implied to employ mute, mute (because he had their tongues cut out to prevent idle gossip) yet literate (so they can read secret documents without stealing them) children who wander the sewers and low places of King's Landing as his "little birds."
15th Jun '17 7:58:12 AM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Film/TheArrival'' [[spoiler:when the kid who hooks up with the protagonist turns out to be a spy sent by the aliens.]]
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