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29th Apr '17 9:44:11 PM seppo
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* ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''. The film owes some of its theming and plot structure to the film noir genre, especially the Obi Wan Kenobi detective subplot and the mechanical love story between Anakin and Padme.
25th Apr '17 4:21:14 AM DoctorNemesis
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* "The Big Fish" by Creator/KimNewman takes an unnamed 1940s gumshoe, heavily implied to be Literature/PhilipMarlowe, and pits him against the [[Literature/CthulhuMythos Esoteric Order of Dagon]].
23rd Apr '17 3:53:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''WebOriginal/ThereWillBeBrawl'' is a mix of ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', and many others all in the Nintendo universe.

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* ''WebOriginal/ThereWillBeBrawl'' ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'' is a mix of ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', and many others all in the Nintendo universe.
13th Apr '17 9:08:54 PM ProfessorDetective
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* ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' is made for this trope. Most of the gamelines are very suited for GothicPunk noir, with ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' probably being best for it (due to the BadassNormal nature of the [=PCs=]), and ''TabletopGame/DemonTheDescent'' going straight into {{cyberpunk}} territory with an even more noir-influenced style.
** There's a historical supplement for ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' called "Mage Noir", set in 1940s America, which aims to evoke classic noir.

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* ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' is made for this trope. Most of the gamelines are very suited for GothicPunk noir, with ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' probably being best for it (due to the BadassNormal nature of the [=PCs=]), and ''TabletopGame/DemonTheDescent'' going straight into {{cyberpunk}} territory with an an, even more more, noir-influenced style.
** There's a historical supplement for ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' called "Mage Noir", ''Mage Noir'', set in 1940s America, during the immediate aftermath of WorldWarII, which aims to evoke classic noir.noir and goes into detail on how the war affected both the [[{{Muggle}} Sleeeping]] and Awakened worlds, for good and for ill.
13th Apr '17 8:58:42 PM ProfessorDetective
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* ''Anime/TheBigO'': Roger Smith is a hardboiled private investigator in a futuristic CityNoir city. His SassySecretary is a robot.

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* ''Anime/TheBigO'': Roger Smith is a hardboiled private investigator in a futuristic CityNoir city. His SassySecretary is a robot. He also pilots a HumongousMecha to fight monsters.
24th Mar '17 1:13:31 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/GunWithOccasionalMusic'' is a hardboiled private eye novel set in a future where {{Uplifted Animal}}s are common, and the PI's role as the outsider who asks the uncomfortable questions is exaggerated by the circumstance that in this society asking a direct question is a major social taboo, so ''all'' questions are uncomfortable; police and detectives have Inquisitor's Licenses permitting them to ask questions in the line of duty, but they tend to make people uneasy all the same.
19th Mar '17 7:53:15 PM PaulA
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** Also it's sequel, ''Witchhunt''.

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** Also it's its sequel, ''Witchhunt''.
19th Mar '17 7:51:11 PM PaulA
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* ''Anime/TheBigO''
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''

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* ''Anime/TheBigO''
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''
''Anime/TheBigO'': Roger Smith is a hardboiled private investigator in a futuristic CityNoir city. His SassySecretary is a robot.
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* ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'' short "A Detective Story".
* Preeminent on the SF side, ''Film/BladeRunner''.

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* ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'' short "A Detective Story".
Story": a private detective on a seemingly routine case starts to discover that his entire world is a lie.
* Preeminent on the SF side, ''Film/BladeRunner''. In a future CityNoir city, a hardboiled detective complete with a PrivateEyeMonologue tracks down rogue androids.



* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.

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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''. Eddie Valiant is a private eye in a version of 1940s Los Angeles where living cartoons exist and work alongside humans.



* Creator/DouglasAdams' ''Literature/DirkGently'' series is a parody of this genre.

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* Creator/DouglasAdams' ''Literature/DirkGently'' series is a parody of this genre. Dirk Gently doesn't believe in the supernatural, but he's happy to pretend he does in order to fleece people who do, and then it turns out that the supernatural does believe in Dirk Gently.



* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's novella "Magic, Inc." directly deals with an investigator's pursuit into the workings of a sinister organization, in a parallel version of the modern urban world where magic is commonplace -- including flying carpet taxicabs.
** To a similar extent, RAH's "Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag," also surrounding a man-and-wife PI team investigating the titular character, although the magic in that story is more of the divine sort. (Sort of.)

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's works:
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novella "Magic, Inc." directly deals with an investigator's pursuit into the workings of a sinister organization, in a parallel version of the modern urban world where magic is commonplace -- including flying carpet taxicabs.
** To a similar extent, RAH's "Unpleasant "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag," also surrounding Hoag" surrounds a man-and-wife PI team investigating the titular character, although the magic in that story is more of the divine sort. (Sort of.)



* ''Literature/AStudyInEmerald'': ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' isn't noir, technically speaking, but this short story is a near-perfect snapshot of this subgenre.

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* ''Literature/AStudyInEmerald'': ''Literature/AStudyInEmerald'' has Sherlock Holmes in a world stalked by Lovecraftian monstrosities. ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' isn't noir, technically speaking, but this short story is a near-perfect snapshot of this subgenre.



* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' was very much this, especially the first four seasons.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' was very much this, especially the first four seasons.seasons when the eponymous vampire was running his own private detective agency.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' in general lends itself to this style of campaigns.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' in general lends itself to this style of campaigns.campaigns, being set in a world that blends {{Cyberpunk}} with magic.



* If patently impossible sci-fi counts as fantasy, then ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' qualifies with its {{Steampunk}} flying city that the jaded private-detective protagonist didn't even know existed.

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* If patently impossible sci-fi counts as fantasy, then ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' qualifies with its {{Steampunk}} flying city that the jaded private-detective protagonist didn't even know existed.



* ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'' is Creator/LucasArts' take on the noir genre, as set in a Land of the Dead inspired by Mexican folklore and Aztec mythology. Year 2 especially.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' series is a classic example of this and gets quite creative with some of the associated tropes.

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* ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'' is Creator/LucasArts' take on the noir genre, as set in a Land of the Dead inspired by Mexican folklore and Aztec mythology. Especially Year 2 especially.
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2, which has Manny doing his best Creator/HumphreyBogart impression while investigating what is effectively a murder mystery.
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* ''WebOriginal/ThereWillBeBrawl'' is a mix of Watchmen, Silence of the Lambs, and many others all in the Nintendo universe.

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* ''WebOriginal/ThereWillBeBrawl'' is a mix of Watchmen, Silence of the Lambs, ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', and many others all in the Nintendo universe.
17th Feb '17 3:01:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Fatale}}'': It's set in the 1950s with a bunch of detectives investigating a series of ritualistic murders, with a supernatural FemmeFatale at the center of it who's fighting demonic eldritch forces.
15th Jan '17 9:28:18 AM MadAnthony94
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* ''WesternAnimation/Gargoyles'' strays into this sometimes, usually if the episode in question features Broadway (who's a fan of Film Noir) or Matt Bluestone.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Gargoyles'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'' strays into this sometimes, usually if the episode in question features Broadway (who's a fan of Film Noir) or Matt Bluestone.
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