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17th Jun '16 12:16:33 PM StFan
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* ''{{Manga/Gintama}}'' has an entire chapter parodying hardboiled detectives. The hardboiled detective in question uses the phrase to describe so many things that nobody knows what it means anymore.

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* ''{{Manga/Gintama}}'' ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' has an entire chapter parodying hardboiled detectives. The hardboiled detective in question uses the phrase to describe so many things that nobody knows what it means anymore.anymore.
* ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'': "The Detective's Story" stars a hardboiled detective.



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* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin's imaginary alter-ego, Tracer Bullet, is a pure parody of the hardboiled detective.
-->"I keep two magnums in my desk. One's a gun, and I keep it loaded. The other's a bottle, and it keeps ''me'' loaded. I'm Tracer Bullet. I'm a professional snoop."
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' occasionally features Garfield as Sam Spade. Due to his being a cat, however, having people ask "[[StealthPun Spade]][[labelnote:*]]Spayed[[/labelnote]]?" tends to get a "Why do people keep asking me that?" in response.
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* ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'': "The Detective's Story" stars a hardboiled detective.
* Eddie Valiant, the protagonist of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', which used appropriately parodic FilmNoir atmospheric touches.

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* ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'': "The Detective's Story" stars a hardboiled detective.
* Eddie Valiant, the protagonist of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', which used uses appropriately parodic FilmNoir atmospheric touches.



* Brendan Frye of ''{{Film/Brick}}'' is this despite only being in high school.

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* Brendan Frye of ''{{Film/Brick}}'' ''Film/{{Brick}}'' is this despite only being in high school.









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* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin's imaginary alter-ego, Tracer Bullet, is a pure parody of the hardboiled detective.
-->"I keep two magnums in my desk. One's a gun, and I keep it loaded. The other's a bottle, and it keeps ''me'' loaded. I'm Tracer Bullet. I'm a professional snoop."
* ''{{ComicStrip/Garfield}}'' occasionally features Garfield as Sam Spade. Due to his being a cat, however, having people ask "[[StealthPun Spade]][[hottip:*: Spayed]]?" tends to get a "Why do people keep asking me that?" in response.

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* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin's imaginary alter-ego, Tracer Bullet, is a pure parody of the hardboiled detective.
-->"I keep two magnums in my desk. One's a gun,
Nick Spade from ''[[Pinball/WHODunnit WHO dunnit]]'', complete with fedora and I keep it loaded. The other's a bottle, and it keeps ''me'' loaded. I'm Tracer Bullet. I'm a professional snoop."
* ''{{ComicStrip/Garfield}}'' occasionally features Garfield as Sam Spade. Due to his being a cat, however, having people ask "[[StealthPun Spade]][[hottip:*: Spayed]]?" tends to get a "Why do people keep asking me that?" in response.
trenchcoat.



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* Nick Spade from ''[[Pinball/WHODunnit WHO dunnit]]'', complete with fedora and trenchcoat.

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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Nick Spade The wrestler [[Wrestling/MagnumTOKYO Alan Kuroki]] from ''[[Pinball/WHODunnit WHO dunnit]]'', complete Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, with his appropiate fedora and trenchcoat.suit.



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* The wrestler [[Wrestling/MagnumTOKYO Alan Kuroki]] from Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, with his appropiate fedora and suit.
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-->'''Arthur:''' Hey you guy. The dames, eh? Yeah the dames. Stupid dames. Do you have any luck with the horses? No, the horses are all idiots. You know between the dames and the horses sometimes I don't even know why I put my hat on. That's how we talk in bars, isn't it?
-->'''Douglas:''' No, Arthur. That's not how anyone talks...anywhere.

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-->'''Arthur:''' Hey you guy. The dames, eh? Yeah the dames. Stupid dames. Do you have any luck with the horses? No, the horses are all idiots. You know between the dames and the horses sometimes I don't even know why I put my hat on. That's how we talk in bars, isn't it?
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it?\\
'''Douglas:'''
No, Arthur. That's not how anyone talks... anywhere.



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* Detective Bogart in Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG.
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* One of the first and third edition pregen characters in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' was one of these. Trenchcoat and fedora, too. And a .38 revolver. Just ignore the fact that he's an ork ... or embrace it, actually.
* ''{{TabletopGame/Cyberpulp}}'' is an in-development RPG about detectives fighting crime in a [[TheBigRottenApple New York like]] MegaCity where TheNightNeverEnds. The central character class of the game is meant to be this.

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* One of the first and third edition pregen characters in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' was is one of these. Trenchcoat and fedora, too. And a .38 revolver. Just ignore the fact that he's an ork ...ork... or embrace it, actually.
* ''{{TabletopGame/Cyberpulp}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Cyberpulp}}'' is an in-development RPG about detectives fighting crime in a [[TheBigRottenApple New York like]] MegaCity where TheNightNeverEnds. The central character class of the game is meant to be this.






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* ''Webcomic/TheTalbotChronicles'' depicted [[Film/TheWolfMan1941 Lawrence Talbot, the Wolf Man]], as a hardboiled private eye, complete with trenchcoat, fedora, and PrivateEyeMonologue.
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', where the main characters think they are this, and occasionally do things like practice their hardboiled monologues or are drawn in {{Chiaroscuro}}. From the reader's perspective, they act more like unspeakably, unspeakably silly EasternRPG characters.
* ''Webcomic/MuktukWolfsbreathHardBoiledShaman'' is based on "the realization that shamans were kind of like detectives".
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* In ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' Tyrell Badd's appearance and demeanor are intended to evoke the hardboiled detective image. He has a bullethole-riddled trenchcoat, PermaStubble, a gruff and cynical attitude, and his color scheme is DeliberatelyMonochrome. However, he works for the actual police [[spoiler: when he's not moonlighting as a PhantomThief.]]



** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXandY Pokemon X and Y]]'' invoke this with a sidequest featuring [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Looker]] (who notably wears a long trenchcoat), having you tag along with him in a series of film noir-esque cases. He even describes himself as "hard-boiled." Parodied as Looker isn't all that talented at acting dark or gritty, as hard as he tries. [[spoiler:Also subverted in that he isn't ''actually'' a private detective, he's just playing the role to hide his true status as an International Police member.]]

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** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXandY Pokemon X and Y]]'' invoke ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' invokes this with a sidequest featuring [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Looker]] (who notably wears a long trenchcoat), having you tag along with him in a series of film noir-esque cases. He even describes himself as "hard-boiled." Parodied as Looker isn't all that talented at acting dark or gritty, as hard as he tries. [[spoiler:Also subverted in that he isn't ''actually'' a private detective, he's just playing the role to hide his true status as an International Police member.]]



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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' in ''Where's Wanda''; Timmy wishes to become such a detective after the disappearance of Wanda, and ends up spoofing Sam Spade and Rick Blaine.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Hank gets a fedora and affects a classic hardboiled detective personality whenever he's wearing it. It gets him laid for the first time.
* ''WesternAnimation/RubyRocketPrivateDetective''. Ruby.
* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode "This Pun for Hire".

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' in ''Where's Wanda''; Timmy wishes to become such a detective after the disappearance of Wanda, and ends up spoofing Sam Spade and Rick Blaine.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Hank gets a fedora ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' Tyrell Badd's appearance and affects a classic demeanor are intended to evoke the hardboiled detective personality whenever image. He has a bullethole-riddled trenchcoat, PermaStubble, a gruff and cynical attitude, and his color scheme is DeliberatelyMonochrome. However, he works for the actual police [[spoiler: when he's wearing it. It gets him laid for the first time.
* ''WesternAnimation/RubyRocketPrivateDetective''. Ruby.
* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode "This Pun for Hire".
not moonlighting as a PhantomThief.]]


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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheTalbotChronicles'' depicted [[Film/TheWolfMan1941 Lawrence Talbot, the Wolf Man]], as a hardboiled private eye, complete with trenchcoat, fedora, and PrivateEyeMonologue.
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', where the main characters think they are this, and occasionally do things like practice their hardboiled monologues or are drawn in {{Chiaroscuro}}. From the reader's perspective, they act more like unspeakably, unspeakably silly EasternRPG characters.
* ''Webcomic/MuktukWolfsbreathHardBoiledShaman'' is based on "the realization that shamans were kind of like detectives".
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Detective Bogart in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG''.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' in ''Where's Wanda''; Timmy wishes to become such a detective after the disappearance of Wanda, and ends up spoofing Sam Spade and Rick Blaine.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Hank gets a fedora and affects a classic hardboiled detective personality whenever he's wearing it. It gets him laid for the first time.
* ''WesternAnimation/RubyRocketPrivateDetective''. Ruby.
* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode "This Pun for Hire".
* Also parodied in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E16RarityInvestigates Rarity Investigates!]]", an episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
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10th May '16 2:12:13 AM thatmadork
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* Nick Valentine of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', despite living in post-apocalyptic Boston circa 2287, has this whole archetype down pat. [[spoiler:[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot On top of being a zombie robot]]. It's not just RuleOfCool: Nick's personality and memories are based on those of a pre-war police officer.]]
30th Apr '16 12:40:39 PM bt8257
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The hardboiled detective is generally a KnightInSourArmor or even an AntiHero who lives in a world of BlackAndGreyMorality. He's a PrivateDetective or AmateurSleuth--usually the former. His services are required because the police are [[PoliceAreUseless useless]], [[DirtyCop corrupt]] or [[BadCopIncompetentCop both]], so he'll never be a cop, though he may be a [[RetiredBadass retired]] one. Expect him to keep a [[INeedAFreakingDrink bottle of scotch]] in his desk, which is probably located in an office in the [[TheCityNarrows low rent district]]. Recent depictions typically include the trademark [[BadassLongcoat trenchcoat]] and [[NiceHat fedora]] over a rumpled suit, made popular by Creator/HumphreyBogart. While always cynical, the more heroic ones will usually abide by a rigid code that sees them solve the case, or at least fulfill their obligation to their client, regardless of how tricky it gets for them due to HonorBeforeReason.

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The hardboiled detective is generally a KnightInSourArmor or even an AntiHero who lives in a world of BlackAndGreyMorality.BlackAndGrayMorality. He's a PrivateDetective or AmateurSleuth--usually the former. His services are required because the police are [[PoliceAreUseless useless]], [[DirtyCop corrupt]] or [[BadCopIncompetentCop both]], so he'll never be a cop, though he may be a [[RetiredBadass retired]] one. Expect him to keep a [[INeedAFreakingDrink bottle of scotch]] in his desk, which is probably located in an office in the [[TheCityNarrows low rent district]]. Recent depictions typically include the trademark [[BadassLongcoat trenchcoat]] and [[NiceHat fedora]] over a rumpled suit, made popular by Creator/HumphreyBogart. While always cynical, the more heroic ones will usually abide by a rigid code that sees them solve the case, or at least fulfill their obligation to their client, regardless of how tricky it gets for them due to HonorBeforeReason.
23rd Apr '16 9:19:26 PM Monessi
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* Mina Davis of ''[[Literature/HungoverAndHandcuffed Hungover and Handcuffed]]'' and ''[[Literature/AssholeYakuzaBoyfriend Asshole Yakuza Boyfriend]]'' is something of a DistaffCounterpart for Spade and Marlowe.
18th Apr '16 6:10:11 AM DoctorNemesis
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The hardboiled detective is generally a KnightInSourArmor or even an AntiHero who lives in a world of BlackAndGreyMorality. He's a PrivateDetective or AmateurSleuth--usually the former. His services are required because the police are [[PoliceAreUseless useless]], [[DirtyCop corrupt]] or [[BadCopIncompetentCop both]], so he'll never be a cop, though he may be a [[RetiredBadass retired]] one. Expect him to keep a [[INeedAFreakingDrink bottle of scotch]] in his desk, which is probably located in an office in the [[TheCityNarrows low rent district]]. Recent depictions typically include the trademark [[BadassLongcoat trenchcoat]] and [[NiceHat fedora]] over a rumpled suit, made popular by Creator/HumphreyBogart.

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The hardboiled detective is generally a KnightInSourArmor or even an AntiHero who lives in a world of BlackAndGreyMorality. He's a PrivateDetective or AmateurSleuth--usually the former. His services are required because the police are [[PoliceAreUseless useless]], [[DirtyCop corrupt]] or [[BadCopIncompetentCop both]], so he'll never be a cop, though he may be a [[RetiredBadass retired]] one. Expect him to keep a [[INeedAFreakingDrink bottle of scotch]] in his desk, which is probably located in an office in the [[TheCityNarrows low rent district]]. Recent depictions typically include the trademark [[BadassLongcoat trenchcoat]] and [[NiceHat fedora]] over a rumpled suit, made popular by Creator/HumphreyBogart.
Creator/HumphreyBogart. While always cynical, the more heroic ones will usually abide by a rigid code that sees them solve the case, or at least fulfill their obligation to their client, regardless of how tricky it gets for them due to HonorBeforeReason.
13th Apr '16 1:38:23 AM Mdumas43073
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* Sara Paretsky's VIWarshawski is a distaff version of the (usually) male hardboiled detective.

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* Sara Paretsky's VIWarshawski V.I. Warshawski is a distaff version of the (usually) male hardboiled detective.
13th Apr '16 1:37:24 AM Mdumas43073
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* Creator/MickeySpillane's ''Literature/MikeHammer'' was an early, over-the-top, ultraviolent, KnightTemplar example who is often credited with helping turn the genre into a parody of itself.

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* Creator/MickeySpillane's ''Literature/MikeHammer'' Mickey Spillane's Literature/MikeHammer was an early, over-the-top, ultraviolent, KnightTemplar example who is often credited with helping turn the genre into a parody of itself.
11th Apr '16 9:37:01 PM Orbiting
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-->Arthur: Hey you guy. The dames, eh? Yeah the dames. Stupid dames. Do you have any luck with the horses? No, the horses are all idiots. You know between the dames and the horses sometimes I don't even know why I put my hat on. That's how we talk in bars, isn't it?
-->Douglas: No, Arthur. That's not how anyone talks...anywhere.

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-->Arthur: -->'''Arthur:''' Hey you guy. The dames, eh? Yeah the dames. Stupid dames. Do you have any luck with the horses? No, the horses are all idiots. You know between the dames and the horses sometimes I don't even know why I put my hat on. That's how we talk in bars, isn't it?
-->Douglas: -->'''Douglas:''' No, Arthur. That's not how anyone talks...anywhere.
28th Mar '16 5:20:07 AM deathcock
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* In ''Series/{{Brooklyn 99}}'', one of Jake's idols was one of these- a HardBoiledCop from the 1970s whose memoir was his favourite book ever. Then Jake met him, only to discover that the guy was [[BrokenPedestal as corrupt, racist, sexist and homophobic as one would expect for the time period]].

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* In ''Series/{{Brooklyn 99}}'', ''Series/{{BrooklynNineNine}}'', one of Jake's idols was one of these- a HardBoiledCop from the 1970s whose memoir was his favourite book ever. Then Jake met him, only to discover that the guy was [[BrokenPedestal as corrupt, racist, sexist and homophobic as one would expect for the time period]].
28th Mar '16 5:19:01 AM deathcock
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* In ''Series/{{Brooklyn99}}'', one of Jake's idols was one of these- a HardBoiledCop from the 1970s who's memoir was his favourite book ever. Then Jake met him, only to discover that the guy was [[BrokenPedestal as corrupt, racist, sexist and homophobic as one would expect for the time period]].

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* In ''Series/{{Brooklyn99}}'', ''Series/{{Brooklyn 99}}'', one of Jake's idols was one of these- a HardBoiledCop from the 1970s who's whose memoir was his favourite book ever. Then Jake met him, only to discover that the guy was [[BrokenPedestal as corrupt, racist, sexist and homophobic as one would expect for the time period]].
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