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23rd Aug '16 8:52:20 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Film/HaloNightfall'' has an impromptu but very effective variant when Locke and Aiken interrogate Axl. After Randall [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique beating the crap]] out of Axl [[TortureIsIneffective doesn't work]], Locke addresses Axl rather amicably [[CunningLinguist in his native language]] to work at talking the information they need out of him, then comments that if he doesn't cooperate Locke can always let Randall have another go at him.

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* ''Film/HaloNightfall'' has an impromptu but very effective variant when Locke and Aiken interrogate Axl. After Randall Aiken [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique beating the crap]] out of Axl [[TortureIsIneffective doesn't work]], Locke addresses Axl rather amicably [[CunningLinguist in his native language]] to work at talking the information they need out of him, language]], then comments that if he Axl doesn't cooperate Locke can always let Randall have another go at him.him. Axl is quickly convinced to give them the information they need.
21st Aug '16 4:53:42 PM StarTropes
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** Gibbs and Vance also play this when they interrogate Ziva (and later Malachi ben Gidon) about a massacre aboard the ship ''Damocles''. Vance is direct and borderline ruthless in his questioning--and he's the ''good'' cop. Gibbs is, well, ''Gibbs''.
17th Aug '16 12:37:23 PM Tacitus
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* Discussed in one of the "Junior Detectives" skits in ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'', in which Neptune complains that he never gets to be bad cop, and Sun says he's just not cut out for the role. He's right, too - when they try to interrogate Nora and accuse her of eating all the pancakes, she manages to switch things around until it's Sun and Nora yelling at Neptune until ''he'' confesses.
16th Aug '16 8:04:31 PM PaulA
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* The ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga: The Vor Game''; After being interrogated separately by Cavilo and Metzov, Miles wonders if they'd set up a classic "good-guy/bad-guy" interrogation tag team, but got their signals crossed and both of them thought that they were supposed to play the bad guy.

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* The ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga: The Vor Game''; After In ''Literature/TheVorGame'', after being interrogated separately by Cavilo and Metzov, Miles wonders if they'd set up a classic "good-guy/bad-guy" interrogation tag team, but got their signals crossed and both of them thought that they were supposed to play the bad guy.
13th Aug '16 12:52:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''[[TheWheelOfTime Wheel of Time]]'' while traveling Nynaeve and Elayne unconsciously pull this off when hiring the local coach, ferry, ship, litter, or thief [[strike:taker]] catcher. Nynaeve will complain thoroughly about the service and Elayne will immediately compliment and over tip the man.
* AnitaBlake and [[TheChessmaster Jean]]-[[OurVampiresAreDifferent Claude]] play good cop/bad cop respectively when Anita needs some answers from a woman who is terrified of vampires. This was entirely Jean-Claude's idea, and Anita sends him out of the room after it looks--to Anita--like he threatened to rape her.[[note]]He rubbed the woman's shoulders, whispered something into her, ear and she started shaking.[[/note]] Knowing Jean-Claude, it was probably something a little more subtle than that. Probably.

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* In the ''[[TheWheelOfTime ''[[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Wheel of Time]]'' while traveling Nynaeve and Elayne unconsciously pull this off when hiring the local coach, ferry, ship, litter, or thief [[strike:taker]] catcher. Nynaeve will complain thoroughly about the service and Elayne will immediately compliment and over tip the man.
* AnitaBlake Literature/AnitaBlake and [[TheChessmaster Jean]]-[[OurVampiresAreDifferent Claude]] play good cop/bad cop respectively when Anita needs some answers from a woman who is terrified of vampires. This was entirely Jean-Claude's idea, and Anita sends him out of the room after it looks--to Anita--like he threatened to rape her.[[note]]He rubbed the woman's shoulders, whispered something into her, ear and she started shaking.[[/note]] Knowing Jean-Claude, it was probably something a little more subtle than that. Probably.
30th Jul '16 3:29:30 PM nombretomado
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* Done in an extended DreamSequence in the ''{{Daria}}'' episode "Murder, She Snored" where Daria is accused of killing Kevin. Unsurprisingly, Mr. O'Neill is the good cop and Mr. [=DiMartino=] the bad cop.

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* Done in an extended DreamSequence in the ''{{Daria}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' episode "Murder, She Snored" where Daria is accused of killing Kevin. Unsurprisingly, Mr. O'Neill is the good cop and Mr. [=DiMartino=] the bad cop.
7th Jul '16 9:57:32 AM Willbyr
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* ''MuhyoAndRoji'': Jyo acts quite polite to the pair when they're called in for questioning about a disappearance, while his partner is less trusting. Muhyo suspects that it's just an act and he doesn't believe in magical law. It turns out that Jyo is desperate enough to solve the case that he would trust them, and was being sincere.

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* ''MuhyoAndRoji'': ''Manga/MuhyoAndRoji'': Jyo acts quite polite to the pair when they're called in for questioning about a disappearance, while his partner is less trusting. Muhyo suspects that it's just an act and he doesn't believe in magical law. It turns out that Jyo is desperate enough to solve the case that he would trust them, and was being sincere.



* Invoked in the anime adaption of ''LightNovel/{{Log Horizon}}''. Shiroe played bad cop to Krusty's good, and it's all done [[ThePlan very intentionally]]. Shiroe explains he intentionally invoked this trope by name to Minori, who realizes it's all a front. She's worried about him as a result; he's [[TheStrategist less concerned]].

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* Invoked in the anime adaption of ''LightNovel/{{Log Horizon}}''.''LightNovel/LogHorizon''. Shiroe played bad cop to Krusty's good, and it's all done [[ThePlan very intentionally]]. Shiroe explains he intentionally invoked this trope by name to Minori, who realizes it's all a front. She's worried about him as a result; he's [[TheStrategist less concerned]].
7th Jul '16 2:41:44 AM JackG
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Not to be confused with the Canadian film ''BonCopBadCop''.

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Not to be confused with the Canadian film ''BonCopBadCop''.
''BonCopBadCop''. See also TheEasyWayOrTheHardWay.
14th Jun '16 7:50:48 AM Knight20
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* Averted in Series/DrakeAndJosh in the episode "The Gary Grill" when Drake and Josh accidentally sold stolen grills since in the interrogation room both cops happened to be bad.
9th Jun '16 1:12:33 AM PaulA
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* In the ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'' episode "V for Victory", Kluge attempts to gain the confidence of a young suspect this way, recruiting SS officer Reinicke to be the Bad Cop. It doesn't go according to plan.
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