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29th Jan '16 9:19:31 PM gfrequency
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* Detective Miller in ''Literature/TheExpanse'' might be in space a couple hundred years in the future, but he dresses the part and drinks as much as one expects of the archetype.
29th Jan '16 5:59:33 PM falcon2484
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* Clyde Umney, in Creator/StephenKing's metaleptic novella "Umney's Last Case."
29th Jan '16 8:31:47 AM PDL
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* ''[[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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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' ** ''[[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.]]]] ** The eponymous ''VideoGame/DetectivePikachu''. Apart from wearing a Sherlock Holmes-esque deerstalker cap and being well.. [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter a Pikachu]], it behaves like a kid-friendly version of a stereotypical hard-boiled detective.
26th Jan '16 10:21:14 AM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* ''Out of the Past'' is a classic FilmNoir starring Robert Mitchum as a hardboiled detective trying to escape his past (no spoiler to say [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin he's unsuccessful]]).
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* ''Out of the Past'' ''Film/OutOfThePast'' is a classic FilmNoir starring Robert Mitchum as a hardboiled detective trying to escape his past (no spoiler to say [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin he's unsuccessful]]).

* Jeff, the tough and cynical PI in ''Film/OutOfThePast''. * Tequila Yuen (Chow Yun-fat) in ''Film/HardBoiled'' is John Woo's take on the character. He's even referred to as one by the BigBad during the film's climax.
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* Jeff, the tough and cynical PI in ''Film/OutOfThePast''. * Tequila Yuen (Chow Yun-fat) in ''Film/HardBoiled'' is John Woo's Creator/JohnWoo's take on the character. He's even referred to as one by the BigBad during the film's climax.
23rd Jan '16 11:09:44 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied with hapless detective Rigby Reardon in the SteveMartin film, ''Film/DeadMenDontWearPlaid'', which features lots of actual footage from classic FilmNoir to add to the atmosphere.
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* Parodied with hapless detective Rigby Reardon in the SteveMartin Creator/SteveMartin film, ''Film/DeadMenDontWearPlaid'', which features lots of actual footage from classic FilmNoir to add to the atmosphere.
11th Jan '16 9:05:12 AM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': ** In "Postage Due", Miss Brooks plays the hard boiled detective as she searches for the missing postman. ** "Clay City English Teacher" has Mr. Boynton consciously imitates Sam Spade in an attempt to lure Miss Brooks away from the eponymous teacher.
11th Jan '16 7:50:34 AM TrustBen
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* Leave out the gun and The Spirit has it all...two-fistedness, the ability to take it (in SPADES!) and the guy to makes the women swoon. Probably comics signature guy for this trope!
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* Leave out the gun and The Spirit ComicBook/TheSpirit has it all...two-fistedness, the ability to take it (in SPADES!) and the guy to makes the women swoon. Probably comics signature guy for this trope!

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* Leave out 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 gun and The Spirit has it all...two-fistedness, the ability to take it (in SPADES!) and the guy to makes the women swoon. Probably comics signature guy for this trope!DC Universe since then.
7th Dec '15 5:55:06 PM Hossmeister
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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' 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.]]
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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' ''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.]]
2nd Dec '15 8:29:58 AM babyhenchy1
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* Series/JessicaJones is a crass, hard-drinking, and cynical private investigator who is very good at her job.
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* Series/JessicaJones Series/JessicaJones2015 is a crass, hard-drinking, and cynical private investigator who is very good at her job.
2nd Dec '15 6:46:57 AM DeathsApprentice
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* Series/JessicaJones is a crass, hard-drinking, and cynical private investigator who is very good at her job.
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