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27th Jun '16 3:55:12 AM rafi
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* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': Lunge's obsession with Tenma verges on psychosis and ruins both his personal and professional life, [[PrivateDetective Richard Braun]] is recovering alcoholic and Jan Suk is naive and trusting (which is a HUGE defect in a series with people with split personalities and/or false names, violent psychopaths and shady ex-intelligence operatives all out to try and control Johan, bystanders be damned).
* ''Manga/MPDPsycho'': The story is about Tokyo police inspector Yosuke Kobayashi, who receives a box at work containing his still-living but dismembered girlfriend. The gruesome sight, along with the culprit's insane unrepentance when captured, causes Kobayashi [[GoMadFromTheRevelation to snap]] and develop Dissociated Identity Disorder ([[SplitPersonality split personalities]]), which becomes the focus of the story.



* Ken Edmundo in ''Anime/HeatGuyJ''
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': Shinichi Kudo is a fantastic detective, but he's [[NoSocialSkills extraordinarily socially inept]] in many areas, particularly in picking up blindingly obvious cues that Ran is getting exasperated with his nonstop [[ShoutOut Hol]][[Literature/SherlockHolmes mes]] trivia ([[ShipTease and that she may be flirting with him]]). Oh, and he's spent most of the series [[OlderThanTheyLook shrunk to the body of a child]], which lends itself to more than a few hardships.

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* Ken Edmundo in ''Anime/HeatGuyJ''
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
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Shinichi Kudo is a fantastic detective, but he's [[NoSocialSkills extraordinarily socially inept]] in many areas, particularly in picking up blindingly obvious cues that Ran is getting exasperated with his nonstop [[ShoutOut Hol]][[Literature/SherlockHolmes mes]] trivia ([[ShipTease and that she may be flirting with him]]). Oh, and he's spent most of the series [[OlderThanTheyLook shrunk to the body of a child]], which lends itself to more than a few hardships.hardships.
** Kogoro is horribly bad with money; is often seen drinking or gambling and can't fix his relationships with his estranged wife. Before Conan/Shinichi helped him gain some success as a detective, he was completely down on his luck, but even now he clearly has issues. Alternately PlayedForLaughs or [[PlayedForDrama Drama]].
%%* Ken Edmundo in ''Anime/HeatGuyJ''
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': Lunge's obsession with Tenma verges on psychosis and ruins both his personal and professional life, [[PrivateDetective Richard Braun]] is recovering alcoholic and Jan Suk is naive and trusting (which is a HUGE defect in a series with people with split personalities and/or false names, violent psychopaths and shady ex-intelligence operatives all out to try and control Johan, bystanders be damned).
* ''Manga/MPDPsycho'': The story is about Tokyo police inspector Yosuke Kobayashi, who receives a box at work containing his still-living but dismembered girlfriend. The gruesome sight, along with the culprit's insane unrepentance when captured, causes Kobayashi [[GoMadFromTheRevelation to snap]] and develop Dissociated Identity Disorder ([[SplitPersonality split personalities]]), which becomes the focus of the story.
27th Jun '16 3:45:23 AM AgProv
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* Ewart Backstrom in the ''Series/Backstrom'' novels, an overweight boorish alcoholic of little ability and inflated ego. Also his American TV adaptation.

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* Ewart Backstrom in the ''Series/Backstrom'' ''Series/{{Backstrom}}'' novels, an overweight boorish alcoholic of little ability and inflated ego. Also his American TV adaptation.
27th Jun '16 3:44:42 AM AgProv
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* Ewart Backstrom in the ''Series/Backstrom'' novels, an overweight boorish alcoholic of little ability and inflated ego. Also his American TV adaptation.
17th Jun '16 5:39:24 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* Douglas Adam's ''Dirk Gently'' is a highly competent detective who can piece together the most bizarre cases thanks to his holistic approach (as advertised by his 'Holistic Detective Agency' operation) though his personal life is a complete mess. For one thing, he hasn't opened his fridge in years and is engaged in a daring game of chicken with his cleaning lady who are both trying to trick the other into [[EldritchAbomination opening it first]].

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* Douglas Adam's ''Dirk Gently'' ''Literature/DirkGently'' is a highly competent detective who can piece together the most bizarre cases thanks to his holistic approach (as advertised by his 'Holistic Detective Agency' operation) though his personal life is a complete mess. For one thing, he hasn't opened his fridge in years and is engaged in a daring game of chicken with his cleaning lady who are both trying to trick the other into [[EldritchAbomination opening it first]].
11th Jun '16 7:59:39 PM nombretomado
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* As of ''{{Tekken}} 4'', detective Lei Wulong's girlfriend broke up with him because he'd rather solve cases rather than spend time with her. Considering he's not found another girl even until ''{{Tekken}} 6'', he likely is still a huge workaholic. (Note that every time Lei enters a Tekken tournament, it's always because of a case he's on at that time.)

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* As of ''{{Tekken}} ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 4'', detective Lei Wulong's girlfriend broke up with him because he'd rather solve cases rather than spend time with her. Considering he's not found another girl even until ''{{Tekken}} ''Tekken 6'', he likely is still a huge workaholic. (Note that every time Lei enters a Tekken tournament, it's always because of a case he's on at that time.)
5th Jun '16 1:59:32 PM nombretomado
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* Ned in ''PushingDaisies'' has the ability to raise the dead, making him the best murder investigator on the planet, and while not as obviously dysfunctional as someone like Series/{{Monk}}, has layer upon layer of personal trauma that manifests as issues with intimacy, a paucity of real passions aside from his love of baking and his rewarding but [[CantHaveSexEver frustrating]] relationship with his girlfriend, hyper-cautiousness and a general malaise. No wonder Ned has intimacy issues: if he even '''touches''' Chuck, she'll die, because he's already brought her back from the dead.

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* Ned in ''PushingDaisies'' ''Series/PushingDaisies'' has the ability to raise the dead, making him the best murder investigator on the planet, and while not as obviously dysfunctional as someone like Series/{{Monk}}, has layer upon layer of personal trauma that manifests as issues with intimacy, a paucity of real passions aside from his love of baking and his rewarding but [[CantHaveSexEver frustrating]] relationship with his girlfriend, hyper-cautiousness and a general malaise. No wonder Ned has intimacy issues: if he even '''touches''' Chuck, she'll die, because he's already brought her back from the dead.
6th Mar '16 10:05:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* Brian 'Memory' Lane in ''NewTricks''.
* Jimmy [=McNulty=] of ''TheWire'' is shown to be a supremely talented detective, but is also a foul-mouthed, alcoholic, arrogant, self-loathing womanizer who has a tendency [[CowboyCop to give a fuck when it ain't his turn to give a fuck]]. It's repeatedly shown that he has little-to-no life outside of detective work, and only shines as a person when he [[spoiler:takes a leave of absence from detective work as a beat cop]].

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* Brian 'Memory' Lane in ''NewTricks''.
''Series/NewTricks''.
* Jimmy [=McNulty=] of ''TheWire'' ''Series/TheWire'' is shown to be a supremely talented detective, but is also a foul-mouthed, alcoholic, arrogant, self-loathing womanizer who has a tendency [[CowboyCop to give a fuck when it ain't his turn to give a fuck]]. It's repeatedly shown that he has little-to-no life outside of detective work, and only shines as a person when he [[spoiler:takes a leave of absence from detective work as a beat cop]].
27th Feb '16 5:02:03 PM bombadil211
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* DI Chandler from ''Series/{{Whitechapel}}'' has OCD. Normally it manifests itself in a need to have everything neat and orderly (to the point where he makes sure clean clothes and soap are near at hand), but the stress of the job can have Chandler going into a full-blown breakdown. He's been shown stuck in his office going through a counting compulsion, repeatedly turning the lights on and off in a sequence as his panic increases because he knows he has to stop and leave but he compulsion prevents him from doing so.
14th Jan '16 2:14:06 AM LondonKdS
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** Saga Norén: ByTheBookCop with NoSocialSkills (according to WordOfGod, she is '''definitely''' on the autistic spectrum) and a tragic backstory that unfolds over the course of the show. Endures a TraumaCongaLine in series 3 when [[spoiler:her protective boss is murdered and replaced by a new one who is well-intentioned but completely fails to understand her disability and thinks she can be bullied into "normality", and her abusive mother commits suicide and [[SuicideNotMurder frames her for matricide. By the end of the season she's suspended from the police and in serious danger of being prosecuted for murder, leading to a suicide attempt]].

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** Saga Norén: ByTheBookCop with NoSocialSkills (according to WordOfGod, she is '''definitely''' on the autistic spectrum) and a tragic backstory that unfolds over the course of the show. Endures a TraumaCongaLine in series 3 when [[spoiler:her protective boss is murdered and replaced by a new one who is well-intentioned but completely fails to understand her disability and thinks she can be bullied into "normality", and her abusive mother commits suicide and [[SuicideNotMurder frames her for matricide.matricide]]. By the end of the season she's suspended from the police and in serious danger of being prosecuted for murder, leading to a suicide attempt]].
14th Jan '16 2:13:33 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Series/BronBroen'':
** Saga Norén: ByTheBookCop with NoSocialSkills and a tragic backstory that unfolds over the course of the show. Endures a TraumaCongaLine in series 3.
** Martin Rohde: his fatal flaws break him over time.
** Henrik Sabroe: FunctionalAddict [[spoiler: whose family disappeared several years ago.]]

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* ''Series/BronBroen'':
''Series/BronBroen'' deconstructs this, as all of its detective characters eventually find the effects of their flaws [[RealityEnsues catching up with them]]:
** Saga Norén: ByTheBookCop with NoSocialSkills (according to WordOfGod, she is '''definitely''' on the autistic spectrum) and a tragic backstory that unfolds over the course of the show. Endures a TraumaCongaLine in series 3.
3 when [[spoiler:her protective boss is murdered and replaced by a new one who is well-intentioned but completely fails to understand her disability and thinks she can be bullied into "normality", and her abusive mother commits suicide and [[SuicideNotMurder frames her for matricide. By the end of the season she's suspended from the police and in serious danger of being prosecuted for murder, leading to a suicide attempt]].
** Martin Rohde: his fatal flaws break him over time.
He appears to be more functional than Saga, but [[spoiler:his inability to be faithful to women proves to have partially caused the murders of the first season, and at the end of the second season he despairingly murders the first season's killer and is imprisoned himself]].
** Henrik Sabroe: FunctionalAddict [[spoiler: whose family disappeared several years ago. By the end of his season he has been suspended from the police after his drug abuse is discovered.]]
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