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15th May '18 11:50:28 PM PaulA
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* Slam Bradley is a hardboiled detective who had a regular feature in ''Detective Comics'' before Franchise/{{Batman}} appeared in its pages, and has been incorporated into the DC Universe since then.

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* Slam Bradley is a hardboiled detective who had a regular feature in ''Detective Comics'' ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics'' before Franchise/{{Batman}} appeared in its pages, and has been incorporated into the DC Universe since then.
8th May '18 11:51:35 AM Spindriver
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* Hannibal King from Creator/MarvelComics is a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampiric]] hardboiled detective.

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* Hannibal King from Creator/MarvelComics is a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampiric]] hardboiled hard-boiled detective.



* ''ComicBook/MuktukWolfsbreathHardBoiledShaman'' is based on "the realization that shamans were kind of like detectives".



* ''Webcomic/MuktukWolfsbreathHardBoiledShaman'' is based on "the realization that shamans were kind of like detectives".
4th May '18 1:13:17 PM CynicalBastardo
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* Jack Point of ''ComicBook/TheSimpingDetective'' puts a twist in this. Jack has all the attributes of a classic hard boiled detective: [[TheCynic Cynical]], [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], [[TheAlcoholic fond of whiskey]] and [[ReallyGetsAround women]], and wears the standard BadassLongcoat and FedoraOfAsskicking combo. However, he's also [[DeepCoverAgent an undercover judge]] and underneath the coat and hat, dresses like a clown. He gives several reasons for the clown getup, most of which involve concealing a variety of HiddenWeapons cleverly disguised as clown accessories.
26th Apr '18 9:11:57 PM MasterN
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By the [[TheSixties 1960s]], the hardboiled detective had nearly become a DeadHorseTrope, but continuing interest in FilmNoir kept it from the brink of extinction. Today it is most often seen in parodies and [[FantasticNoir genre crossovers]] (the Hardboiled Detective [[RecycledINSPACE In SPACE!!]]), but can still be played straight in Noir revival or homage. The style, language, and fashion of the hard-boiled detective tend to remain solidly anchored in the [[TheThirties 1930s]] and [[TheForties 1940s]], though, no matter where he appears. Expect him to call his gun a "gat", to refer to women as "dames" and their legs as "gams".

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By the [[TheSixties 1960s]], the hardboiled detective had nearly become a DeadHorseTrope, but continuing interest in FilmNoir kept it from the brink of extinction. Today it is most often seen in parodies and [[FantasticNoir genre crossovers]] (the Hardboiled Detective [[RecycledINSPACE In SPACE!!]]), but can still be played straight in Noir revival or homage. The style, language, and fashion of the hard-boiled detective tend to remain solidly anchored in the [[TheThirties 1930s]] and [[TheForties 1940s]], though, no matter where he appears. Expect him to call his gun a "gat", to refer to women as "dames" and their legs [[ShesGotLegs legs]] as "gams".
15th Apr '18 9:35:48 AM HeroMan66475
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* ''VisualNovel/JakeHunter'' 's titualr character is the splitting image of this trope. He left the police to become a private eye (While still having friends in Aspicio police force such as his best friend Scott Kingsley, Samantha Martin and Detective Luis) he lives on scoth and cigarettes, can take a beating as well as dish one out. He isn't good at comforting people or kids, but he has a soft spot yet full of regret at the same time.
13th Apr '18 7:43:42 PM crazysamaritan
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* In the introduction of ''Literature/TalesOfTheBlackWidowers'', Dr Asimov [[DiscussedTrope contrasts this]] type of MysteryFiction with ''Literature/HerculePoirot'', which is his favourite type of mystery.
7th Apr '18 2:04:05 AM DeepRed
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See also: PrivateDetective, AmateurSleuth, FilmNoir and FantasticNoir. Contrast with GreatDetective, KidDetective, and LittleOldLadyInvestigates. If the character simply provides first-person narration the way detectives in FilmNoir often do, that's PrivateEyeMonologue.

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See also: PrivateDetective, AmateurSleuth, FilmNoir and FantasticNoir. Contrast with GreatDetective, KidDetective, and LittleOldLadyInvestigates. If the character simply provides first-person narration the way detectives in FilmNoir often do, that's PrivateEyeMonologue.
PrivateEyeMonologue. This character type easily falls into the Stale Beer Flavour of SpyFiction.
14th Mar '18 5:03:40 PM Xtifr
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* Rex Stout:

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2nd Feb '18 3:14:34 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/RandalsMonday'': Kramer, who is incredibly sharp and does not stand for stupidity or snark.
14th Jan '18 4:09:19 AM mirisu92
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* Jo Gar is a Filipino version of this in the stories written by Raoul Whitfield. Since Whitfield is a contemporary of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, Jo Gar even operates in the same time era, except halfway around the worldó1930s Manila, then under U.S. colonial rule.

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* Jo Gar Literature/JoGar is a Filipino version of this in the stories written by Raoul Whitfield. Since Whitfield is a contemporary of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, Jo Gar even operates in the same time era, except halfway around the worldó1930s Manila, then under U.S. colonial rule.
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