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23rd Feb '17 4:43:02 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Parodied in ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook That Mitchell and Webb Sound]]'' in a sketch about a cop who's dragged in to DaChief's office for a dressing down because he's ''too'' strictly by the book, and spends more of his time reporting other officers for minor uniform infractions and filling in meaningless HR paperwork about how effective his meetings have been than investigating the serial killings he's been assigned to solve.
2nd Feb '17 2:59:13 AM SebastianGray
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the {{Literature/Ultramarines}} take this approach to warfare. Their founder wrote the ''[[BigBookOfWar Codex Astartes]]'' which laid out both the organization and tactics of the Space Marines, and it is no exaggeration to say they try and follow his tenets [[WarriorMonk religiously]]. A recurring theme of the book series is the difficulty in balancing the Ultramarines' dedication to the ''Codex'' with the realities of the present - their founder never wrote any tactics for dealing with [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]] or [[SkeleBot9000 Necrons]], after all.
** The Arbitrators generally fall here as well. The book they follow is very draconian but ''TabletopGame/{{Dark Heresy}}'' mentions that committing vigilante justice is among the worst heresies an Arbitrator can commit.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the {{Literature/Ultramarines}} take this approach to warfare. Their founder wrote the ''[[BigBookOfWar Codex Astartes]]'' which laid out both the organization and tactics of the Space Marines, and it is no exaggeration to say they try and follow his tenets [[WarriorMonk religiously]]. A recurring theme of the book series is the difficulty in balancing the Ultramarines' dedication to the ''Codex'' with the realities of the present - their founder never wrote any tactics for dealing with [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]] or [[SkeleBot9000 Necrons]], after all.
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** The Arbitrators generally fall here as well.fall . The book they follow is very draconian but ''TabletopGame/{{Dark Heresy}}'' mentions that committing vigilante justice is among the worst heresies an Arbitrator can commit.
20th Jan '17 9:11:18 PM SirVancelot131
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* Alex from ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce.'' When he travels back in time to reclaim the Red Ranger powers from Wes, his leading style is too rigid since he refuses to accept input from anybody. When Wes returns to help them out of a tough situation, the other Rangers, even his fiance, Jen, plead with him to let Wes continue as the Red Ranger.
14th Jan '17 3:49:45 AM C0mraid
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*In early episodes of Series/{{The Bill}} characters were largely defined by their attitudes to the 1984 PACE act. Inspector Conway and DS Greig were notable adherents to the guidelines.
18th Dec '16 12:24:38 PM Morgenthaler
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Contrast with CowboyCop (habitual rule-breaker, but good); CorruptCop (unethical, self-serving); and RabidCop (out-and-out psycho).

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Compare AlwaysGetsHisMan (the idealized hero cop). Contrast with CowboyCop (habitual rule-breaker, but good); CorruptCop (unethical, self-serving); and RabidCop (out-and-out psycho).
29th Nov '16 9:51:22 PM R.G.
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* Evans from ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfWinx'' is this compared to her more easy going partner Gomez.
29th Nov '16 9:31:14 PM Sharysa
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* Chilean cops are generally this, especially the young ones fresh out school. Don't ever, EVER, try to bribe one to get out of a ticket. Lie, cry, say your mother is dying, but do not try to bribe the cop. This is even mentioned in tourism information about the country.

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* Chilean cops are generally this, especially the young ones fresh out of school. Don't ever, EVER, try to bribe one to get out of a ticket. Lie, cry, say your mother is dying, but do not try to bribe the cop. This is even mentioned in tourism information about the country.
27th Oct '16 10:04:58 PM nombretomado
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* Flint in ''GIJoeRenegades'' is this. Although he ''starts'' to suspect Duke's innocence of the crime, he still wants to bring him in if only to get to the bottom of things.

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* Flint in ''GIJoeRenegades'' ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' is this. Although he ''starts'' to suspect Duke's innocence of the crime, he still wants to bring him in if only to get to the bottom of things.
20th Oct '16 5:31:40 AM Troperr2016
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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': Pleakley, during his time as an agent for the Galactic Federation, is shown to be a strict guy who follows the rules, which is part of the reason why he is partnered up with Jumba to make sure Jumba does not do anything reckless or escape from federation custody. Its shown when Pleakley insists that they capture Jumbo.so creation, Stitch, without blowing their cover as aliens, which is why they pretend to be husband and wife when they reach Earth. Of course, Pleakley gets fired after many backfired attempts to capture stitch while following the book.


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* ''WesternAnimation/SuperNoobs'': Memnock and Zenblock, who are alien virus warriors, are revealed to be strict followers of rules from the Benevolent Alliance. This is shown in "Count Noob-A-Nus" when after they arrest Count Venomous and his minions for their crimes of distributing the virus to other planets, they use a manual from the Benevolent Alliance to show that they must treat any prisoners they arrest with kindness and fairness. Of course, Venamus uses these regulations against them to trick them into entering a prison pod and launching them into space, though Both Mem and Zen survive unharmed and end up defeating Venamus with the pod. Its also shown when Mem and Zen have to repeatedly disguise themselves as human menin order to not blow their cover aliens, which they sometimes forget to do.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRidonculousRace'': Sanders, who is a cop and partners with CowboyCop [=MacArthur=],wants to win the race without breaking any international laws. She is also willing to play fair and follow all the rules of the race, which sometimes gets on [=MacArthur's=] nerves.
19th Oct '16 5:57:33 PM nombretomado
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* Police Chief Suarez, Frida's father, in ''ElTigre''.

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* Police Chief Suarez, Frida's father, in ''ElTigre''.''WesternAnimation/ElTigre''.
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