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6th Feb '18 5:57:06 PM eowynjedi
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* Jake Sisko in ''Series/DeepSpaceNine'' is a fiction writer at heart, but gets a job with the Federation News Service, which isn't always convenient for his dad the leading public figure. Jake also chooses to stay behind and cover the Dominion occupation of the station in spite of the risk. Although hampered by the Dominion refusing to transmit his stories, he still investigates and conducts interviews, at one point asking Kira and Odo some [[ArmorPiercingQuestion legitimate but uncomfortable questions]].
16th Jan '18 12:27:35 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* In ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', Mike can contact [[HotScoop Scarlet Lake]] with various stories about [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Halbech]] [[MegaCorp Inc]]. One initially wonders how she is able to survive doing this when the company is shown to not be above killing to protect their bottom line. [[spoiler: It makes sense once it is realized that she was never actually going to print any of the stories she received as she [[TheMole was on their payroll from the beginning.]] It also doesn't hurt that her other job as a ProfessionalKiller makes her a bit of a hard target regardless.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', Mike can contact [[HotScoop Scarlet Lake]] Lake with various stories about [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Halbech]] [[MegaCorp Inc]]. One initially wonders how she is able to survive doing this when the company is shown to not be above killing to protect their bottom line. [[spoiler: It makes sense once it is realized that she was never actually going to print any of the stories she received as she [[TheMole was on their payroll from the beginning.]] It also doesn't hurt that her other job as a ProfessionalKiller makes her a bit of a hard target regardless.]]
6th Dec '17 7:38:46 AM Jake
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* Alya from ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' runs the Ladyblog, the main news source on everything related to the titular heroine, so she tries to get footage of every battle she can -- which, of course, means putting herself in danger for the sake of her scoop. One time, she even kept filming while an akuma was kidnapping her, and tried to ''interview said akuma'', to boot!

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* Alya from ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' runs the Ladyblog, the main news source on everything related to the titular heroine, so she tries to get footage of every battle she can -- which, of course, means putting herself in danger for the sake of her scoop. One time, she even kept filming while an akuma was kidnapping her, and tried to ''interview said akuma'', to boot!boot! Ladybug, who is great friends with Alya in her civilian identity, finds this thoroughly exasperating.
23rd Nov '17 5:50:29 PM eroock
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Some people are [[InHarmsWay thrill seekers]], nothing wrong or unusual with that. Still, even Bungee jumpers wear harnesses, and Great White photographers dive inside of titanium cages. Not so with the IntrepidReporter. While Going For The Big Scoop they will ignore, nay, ''actively run towards'' danger to find whoever or ''what''ever is causing it.

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Some people are [[InHarmsWay thrill seekers]], nothing wrong or unusual with that. Still, even Bungee jumpers wear harnesses, and Great White photographers dive inside of titanium cages. Not so with the IntrepidReporter. While Going For The for the Big Scoop they will ignore, nay, ''actively run towards'' danger to find whoever or ''what''ever is causing it.
23rd Sep '17 12:59:25 PM Storygirl000
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* Alya from ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' runs the Ladyblog, the main news source on everything related to the titular heroine, so she tries to get footage of every battle she can -- which, of course, means putting herself in danger for the sake of her scoop. One time, she even kept filming while an akuma was kidnapping her, and tried to ''interview said akuma'', to boot!
19th Sep '17 9:57:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Including, but not limited to, ''Series/{{Smallville}}'''s Lois Lane. They pretty much all do this to some extent. In ''Series/LoisAndClark'', though, she starts to get at least a little GenreSavvy a few seasons in. A few days before her wedding to Clark, she starts freaking out because "anytime we're happy, something terrible happens!" Naturally, on the day of the wedding [[spoiler: she's kidnapped by Lex Luthor and replaced with a clone. Oh, and then she gets amnesia for a few episodes and believes herself to be a character from her secret romance novel, and Luthor to be "Kent," her love]]. Should've taken that honeymoon a little early after all. Or just not investigated that "one little story..."

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* Including, but not limited to, ''Series/{{Smallville}}'''s Lois Lane. They pretty much all do this to some extent. In ''Series/LoisAndClark'', though, she starts to get at least a little GenreSavvy learn a few seasons in. A few days before her wedding to Clark, she starts freaking out because "anytime we're happy, something terrible happens!" Naturally, on the day of the wedding [[spoiler: she's kidnapped by Lex Luthor and replaced with a clone. Oh, and then she gets amnesia for a few episodes and believes herself to be a character from her secret romance novel, and Luthor to be "Kent," her love]]. Should've taken that honeymoon a little early after all. Or just not investigated that "one little story..."
15th Sep '17 1:59:01 PM merotoker
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->''"This is great! I [[RevealingCoverup must really be onto something hot]] if they're trying to kill me!"''

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->''"This is great! I [[RevealingCoverup must really be onto something hot]] hot if they're trying to kill me!"''



* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', this trope got Carly Nagisa/Carmine [[spoiler:killed and brought BackFromTheDead to put her love interest Jack in a lose-lose situation of either killing her again, or losing to her and joining her in her LotusEaterMachine hell.]]

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', this trope got Carly Nagisa/Carmine [[spoiler:killed and brought BackFromTheDead to put her love interest Jack in a lose-lose situation of either killing her again, or losing to her and joining her in her LotusEaterMachine hell.]]hell]].



* There's a reason Comicbook/LoisLane was called an "Intrepid Reporter"; it's because she had absolutely no instinct for self preservation… at least, if she does, she never lets it get in the way of getting that Big Scoop. Especially amusing in the 1940s serials. She ''does'' have the world's most powerful being constantly looking out for her, but she did this before Superman came to Metropolis too. Having him around just let her have free rein to take ''even more'' crazy risks. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode for the DCAU. {{Mooks}} take Air Force One while Lois is aboard, she does something stupid and earns their ire, then they [[OhCrap panic]] upon learning she's "''That'' Lois Lane."

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* There's a reason Comicbook/LoisLane was called an "Intrepid Reporter"; it's because she had absolutely no instinct for self preservation… at least, if she does, she never lets it get in the way of getting that Big Scoop. Especially amusing in the 1940s serials. She ''does'' have the world's most powerful being constantly looking out for her, but she did this before Superman came to Metropolis too. Having him around just let her have free rein to take ''even more'' crazy risks. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode for from the DCAU.WesternAnimated/DCAnimatedUniverse. {{Mooks}} take Air Force One while Lois is aboard, she does something stupid and earns their ire, then they [[OhCrap panic]] upon learning she's "''That'' Lois Lane."



* In the recent ''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' remake (the comic book, not the film), he rescues a reporter from horrible danger. They have to run fast and hard to escape the mooks pursuing them...who always seem to have a heads up. Meanwhile The Spirit is freaking out because the reporter keeps talking all weird and dramatically. Turns out the reporter had a hidden audio broadcast device which the mooks, and thankfully the police, were listening in on. The reporter then totally 'dumps on' The Spirit in an interview with others a few days later, lying and claiming she did all the work.

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* In the recent ''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' remake (the comic book, not the film), he rescues a reporter from horrible danger. They have to run fast and hard to escape the mooks pursuing them...who always seem to have a heads up. Meanwhile The Spirit is freaking out because the reporter keeps talking all weird and dramatically. Turns out the reporter had a hidden audio broadcast device which the mooks, and thankfully the police, were listening in on. The reporter then totally 'dumps on' The Spirit in an interview with others a few days later, lying and claiming she did all the work.



* In ''Film/DieHard2'', reporter Samantha Coleman helps John chase the villains making their getaway in her news helicopter. Yes, she is revealed as a genuinely nice lady who genuinely wants to help, but the fact she is getting a a spectacular exclusive of [=McClane=] stopping the villains at some personal risk is some incentive too.

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* In ''Film/DieHard2'', reporter Samantha Coleman helps John chase the villains making their getaway in her news helicopter. Yes, she is revealed as a genuinely nice lady who genuinely wants to help, but the fact she is getting a a spectacular exclusive of [=McClane=] stopping the villains at some personal risk is some incentive too.



* ''Fil/WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot'': All the reporters in the film are risking their lives for the big scoop.

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* ''Fil/WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot'': ''Film/WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot'': All the reporters in the film are risking their lives for the big scoop.



* Susan Rodriguez is like this in the first few ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novels. She knows the supernatural exists, and is obsessed with finding out about it and getting the truth out, to the point that she lets it override her common sense (and Harry's desperate warnings) to get the job done. Eventually she pushes it too far, [[spoiler:attends a vampire party that she should have stayed far away from, and ends up becoming a Red Court VampireRefugee constantly having to suppress the urge to kill. And no, she is not CursedWithAwesome; true Red Court vamps are inhuman monsters, and the bloodlust is strong enough that she sometimes can't control it at all.]]

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* Susan Rodriguez is like this in the first few ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novels. She knows the supernatural exists, and is obsessed with finding out about it and getting the truth out, to the point that she lets it override her common sense (and Harry's desperate warnings) to get the job done. Eventually she pushes it too far, [[spoiler:attends a vampire party that she should have stayed far away from, and ends up becoming a Red Court VampireRefugee constantly having to suppress the urge to kill. And no, she is not CursedWithAwesome; true Red Court vamps are inhuman monsters, and the bloodlust is strong enough that she sometimes can't control it at all.]]all]].



* Including, but not limited to, ''Series/{{Smallville}}'''s Lois Lane. They pretty much all do this to some extent. In ''Series/LoisAndClark'', though, she starts to get at least a little GenreSavvy a few seasons in. A few days before her wedding to Clark, she starts freaking out because "anytime we're happy, something terrible happens!" Naturally, on the day of the wedding [[spoiler: she's kidnapped by Lex Luthor and replaced with a clone. Oh, and then she gets amnesia for a few episodes and believes herself to be a character from her secret romance novel, and Luthor to be "Kent," her love.]] Should've taken that honeymoon a little early after all. Or just not investigated that "one little story..."

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* Including, but not limited to, ''Series/{{Smallville}}'''s Lois Lane. They pretty much all do this to some extent. In ''Series/LoisAndClark'', though, she starts to get at least a little GenreSavvy a few seasons in. A few days before her wedding to Clark, she starts freaking out because "anytime we're happy, something terrible happens!" Naturally, on the day of the wedding [[spoiler: she's kidnapped by Lex Luthor and replaced with a clone. Oh, and then she gets amnesia for a few episodes and believes herself to be a character from her secret romance novel, and Luthor to be "Kent," her love.]] love]]. Should've taken that honeymoon a little early after all. Or just not investigated that "one little story..."



* ''Series/{{Community}} parodies this when Annie becomes the ace newshound for Greendale, investigating why the Dean only texted white students when an event was canceled. Jeff, as the editor, orders her to stop.
* ''Series/{{Voyagers}}'', "Recap/VoyagersS1E20JacksBack Jack's Back]]": Nellie Bly tries to find Jack the Ripper so she can get the story on him.

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* ''Series/{{Community}} ''Series/{{Community}}'' parodies this when Annie becomes the ace newshound for Greendale, investigating why the Dean only texted white students when an event was canceled. Jeff, as the editor, orders her to stop.
* ''Series/{{Voyagers}}'', "Recap/VoyagersS1E20JacksBack "[[Recap/VoyagersS1E20JacksBack Jack's Back]]": Nellie Bly tries to find Jack the Ripper so she can get the story on him.



** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' with Hijiri, an occult journalist who sets his sights on [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Hikawa]], whom he accuses of leading a fanatical cult obsessed with [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the end of the world]] into a massacre against an opposing cult. This ends up getting him caught up in the apocalypse, and he STILL insists on getting his scoop. Least unlike most examples he managed to have the sense to stay in the nice, SAFE little save points after [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the city wrapped itself around a big ball of light]] - until Isamu manages to piss him off enough that he goes crazy. It probably doesn't hurt matters that [[spoiler: Hijiri actually ''did'' die in [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the Conception]]; the Hijiri you encounter in the Vortex World is actually Hijiri's soul in a [[ArtificialHuman manikin]] body.]]

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** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' with Hijiri, an occult journalist who sets his sights on [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Hikawa]], whom he accuses of leading a fanatical cult obsessed with [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the end of the world]] into a massacre against an opposing cult. This ends up getting him caught up in the apocalypse, and he STILL insists on getting his scoop. Least unlike most examples he managed to have the sense to stay in the nice, SAFE little save points after [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the city wrapped itself around a big ball of light]] - until Isamu manages to piss him off enough that he goes crazy. It probably doesn't hurt matters that [[spoiler: Hijiri actually ''did'' die in [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the Conception]]; the Hijiri you encounter in the Vortex World is actually Hijiri's soul in a [[ArtificialHuman manikin]] body.]]body]].



* In AlphaProtocol, Mike can contact [[HotScoop Scarlet Lake]] with various stories about [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Halbech]] [[MegaCorp Inc]]. One initially wonders how she is able to survive doing this when the company is shown to not be above killing to protect their bottom line. [[spoiler: It makes sense once it is realized that she was never actually going to print any of the stories she received as she [[TheMole was on their payroll from the beginning.]] It also doesn't hurt that her other job as a ProfessionalKiller makes her a bit of a hard target regardless.]]

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* In AlphaProtocol, ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', Mike can contact [[HotScoop Scarlet Lake]] with various stories about [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Halbech]] [[MegaCorp Inc]]. One initially wonders how she is able to survive doing this when the company is shown to not be above killing to protect their bottom line. [[spoiler: It makes sense once it is realized that she was never actually going to print any of the stories she received as she [[TheMole was on their payroll from the beginning.]] It also doesn't hurt that her other job as a ProfessionalKiller makes her a bit of a hard target regardless.]]



* Lois Lane in the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation Golden Age]] [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons Superman cartoon shorts]]. ''Always''. She's not much different in the Franchise/{{DCAU}} either. Deconstructed in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'', in which Lois' grief at the death of Superman sees her begin to turn this tendency to DeathSeeker levels; Perry White notes darkly at one point that she's still throwing herself recklessly into dangerous situations but Superman isn't around to pull her chestnuts out of the fire anymore.

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* Lois Lane in the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation Golden Age]] [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons Superman cartoon shorts]]. ''Always''. She's not much different in the Franchise/{{DCAU}} Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse either. Deconstructed in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'', in which Lois' grief at the death of Superman sees her begin to turn this tendency to DeathSeeker levels; Perry White notes darkly at one point that she's still throwing herself recklessly into dangerous situations but Superman isn't around to pull her chestnuts out of the fire anymore.



* Edward R. Murrow, although there were others, made sure he got on a London rooftop to cover the action of the Battle of Britain in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for his radio network even as the bombs were falling around him.

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* Edward R. Murrow, although there were others, made sure he got on a London rooftop to cover the action of the Battle of Britain in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII for his radio network even as the bombs were falling around him.
7th Jul '17 4:16:26 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/{{Voyagers}}'', "Recap/VoyagersS1E20JacksBack Jack's Back]]": Nellie Bly tries to find Jack the Ripper so she can get the story on him.
31st May '17 2:53:57 PM RoseAndHeather
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* Creator/{{NBC}} News' Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel has spent most of his life since the mid-90s living in the Middle East and spends even more time in a bulletproof vest than Anderson Cooper. He's repeatedly worked as a military embed, got himself into Iraq in 2002 under the Saddam regime (with questionable legality), and is widely considered the foremost expert journalist on Middle East affairs in all of the news business. Not without reason [[http://thedailybanter.com/2014/07/surprise-surprise-greenwald-wrong-nbc-pulled-egyptian-american-reporter-gaza/ has he been called]] "NBC News’s widely recognized, highly respected, globe-trotting, bullet-dodging dreamboat."

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* Creator/{{NBC}} News' Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel has spent most of his life since the mid-90s living in the Middle East and spends even more time in a bulletproof vest than Anderson Cooper. He's Freshly graduated from Stanford, he took off for Cairo with nothing more than $2000 (not even a basic knowledge of Arabic!) and a yearning to "ride the train of history" in the very front seat. Since then he has repeatedly worked as a military embed, got himself into Iraq in 2002 under the Saddam regime (with questionable legality), and is was the last American correspondent left in Baghdad for the duration of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is, with excellent reason, widely considered the foremost expert journalist on Middle East affairs in all of the news business. Not without reason [[http://thedailybanter.com/2014/07/surprise-surprise-greenwald-wrong-nbc-pulled-egyptian-american-reporter-gaza/ has he been called]] "NBC News’s widely recognized, highly respected, globe-trotting, bullet-dodging dreamboat."
23rd Oct '16 7:45:26 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Ben Bertolucci of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' is another subversion. He came to Raccoon City to get the dirt on what's happening to the town, but once he learns that it's falling apart under a small-scale ZombieApocalypse and he's trapped there, he gives up on chasing the story, locks himself in a jail cell, and refuses to leave until everything blows over. [[spoiler:Or blows up, which [[DeathByGenreSavviness he doesn't live to see anyway]].]]
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