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27th Mar '17 2:40:52 AM Solle
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* ''VisualNovel/DetectiveHankAndTheGoldenSneeze'' has the titular Hank.
25th Mar '17 8:02:51 AM Eagal
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* FunnyAnimal + DetectiveAnimal + EverythingIsBetterWithMonkeys + This Trope = [[Franchise/TheDCU Detective Chimp]]. He likes reminding people that Franchise/{{Batman}} is merely the world's greatest ''human'' detective.

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* FunnyAnimal + DetectiveAnimal + EverythingIsBetterWithMonkeys + This Trope = [[Franchise/TheDCU [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detective_Chimp Detective Chimp]].Chimp]] from the Franchise/DCU. A hyper-intelligent chimpanzee that happens to be one of the best detectives in the world. He likes reminding people that Franchise/{{Batman}} is merely the world's greatest ''human'' detective.
4th Feb '17 9:44:58 PM Valiona
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* The sequel, ''VideoGame/Persona5'', has [[HeroAntagonist Goro Akechi]], also titled the [[ContinuityNod Detective Prince]], who investigates the [[TrueCompanions Phantom Thieves of Heart]]. He has a major case of [[KnightTemplar Law]], but [[SixthRanger eventually joins the Phantom Thieves]] [[spoiler:only to betray them, revealing that he's actually a sociopath who mostly cares about boosting his own self-image]].

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* The sequel, ''VideoGame/Persona5'', has [[HeroAntagonist Goro Akechi]], also titled the [[ContinuityNod Detective Prince]], who investigates the [[TrueCompanions Phantom Thieves of Heart]]. He has a major case Despite his initial and public denunciations of [[KnightTemplar Law]], but the Phantom Thieves' [[HeelFaceBrainwashing methods]], he [[SixthRanger eventually joins the Phantom Thieves]] [[spoiler:only to betray them, revealing that he's actually a sociopath who mostly cares about boosting in league with the Conspiracy, as well as the illegitimate son of the ringleader, and by making people's shadows go berserk, apparently caused all the crimes he investigated. His ultimate goal is to help his own self-image]].father's plan succeed, only to betray him at the last minute, but feelings of attachment to the party and a desire for his father's recognition complicate this.]]
12th Jan '17 6:38:07 PM ANTMuddle
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Will often be accompanied by TheWatson as an AudienceSurrogate.

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Will often be accompanied by TheWatson as an AudienceSurrogate.
AudienceSurrogate. Not uncommon for him to have natural {{defect|ive detective}}s.
5th Jan '17 2:18:09 PM DoctorCooper
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The first GreatDetective in fiction was Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's Literature/CAugusteDupin. Poe rejected the Vidocq model in favor of a more fantastic kind of detective. Later, the Dupin model was further codified by Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's Literature/SherlockHolmes, the most famous example to this day.

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The first GreatDetective Great Detective in fiction was Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's Literature/CAugusteDupin. Poe rejected the Vidocq model in favor of a more fantastic kind of detective. Later, the Dupin model was further codified by Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's Literature/SherlockHolmes, the most famous example to this day.



* ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}'' gives us Victorique the ElegantGothicLolita GreatDetective. [[spoiler:Her brother]] Grevil, meanwhile, is ''[[FakeUltimateHero reputed]]'' to be this.

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* ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}'' gives us Victorique the ElegantGothicLolita GreatDetective.Great Detective. [[spoiler:Her brother]] Grevil, meanwhile, is ''[[FakeUltimateHero reputed]]'' to be this.



* ''LightNovel/HeavensMemoPad'' gives us Alice, the GreatDetective for the NEET detective team.

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* ''LightNovel/HeavensMemoPad'' gives us Alice, the GreatDetective Great Detective for the NEET detective team.



* The cast of ''VideoGame/GuiltyParty'', though the most classically GreatDetective-ish of them is their patriarch, The Commodore/Dorian Dickens.

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* The cast of ''VideoGame/GuiltyParty'', though the most classically GreatDetective-ish Great Detective-ish of them is their patriarch, The Commodore/Dorian Dickens.
20th Nov '16 5:37:53 PM PaulA
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* WhodunitMysteries has Inspector Parnacki, a classic example. He has his stoic personality, independent streak, and is reliant on deductive skills.

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* WhodunitMysteries ''Literature/WhodunitMysteries'' has Inspector Parnacki, a classic example.Parnacki. He has his stoic personality, independent streak, and is reliant on deductive skills.
20th Nov '16 10:24:51 AM ShadowSpectrum
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* WhodunitMysteries has Inspector Parnacki, a classic example. He has his stoic personality, independent streak, and is reliant on deductive skills.
12th Nov '16 7:14:07 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheInvisibleLibrary'', Irene encounters one of those. He followed her trainee, deduced that they were after the same book thief he was investigating, and suggests that they should work together. Since she is a MagicLibrarian and they are in a parallel universe where mythical creatures are real, it is not quite clear whether he is supposed to be part of the "things working according to story logic" reality, or just sort of there because it ''is'' London.
10th Oct '16 5:52:38 AM ArthurEld
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* In ''Literature/JohannesCabal'' Cabal himself would almost qualify except most of his stories aren't traditional detective stories-the second novel ''Johannes Cabal The Detective'' shows an example of this-it even ends with Cabal giving a lengthy, pompous summation. If Cabal were so inclined, he'd make an excellent detective in the Sherlock Holmes vein, but Cabal is a scientist (and necromancer) first, detective second.
** In ''The Fall Of The House Of Cabal'' where things get a bit meta, Leonie Barrow, who proved an able sidekick to Cabal in his ''Detective'' novel, travels to a pocket universe where she is known as a Great Detective and Horst ends up being her comedy relief sidekick. While she serves well in the job (and is in real lief a forensic investigator) she laments that Cabal would have figured out the case sooner by dint of superior intellect-while Horst reminds her that Cabal's lack of social skills means he would have figured out means, but not motive.
20th Sep '16 10:09:24 AM Wymar
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* ''VideoGame/Persona4'' has Naoto Shirogane, the Detective Prince. Despite being looked down on by the police [[NotNowKiddo for being a teenager]] and [[SamusIsAGirl a girl]], she's clever enough that her investigation occasionally outpaces the [[TrueCompanions investigation team]]'s, despite having no clue about the supernatural forces involved in the kidnappings and serial murders. When she joins the investigation team proper, the plot quickly moves from saving the victims to figuring out the true culprit.
* The sequel, ''VideoGame/Persona5'', has [[HeroAntagonist Goro Akechi]], also titled the [[ContinuityNod Detective Prince]], who investigates the [[TrueCompanions Phantom Thieves of Heart]]. He has a major case of [[KnightTemplar Law]], but [[SixthRanger eventually joins the Phantom Thieves]] [[spoiler:only to betray them, revealing that he's actually a sociopath who mostly cares about boosting his own self-image]].
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