History Main / InspectorJavert

30th May '16 9:22:06 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Quent from ''WolfsRain'' is a variation -- he isn't a lawman, but he does believe the wolves (or, rather, wolves in general) are responsible for the death of his family, and he obsessively hunts them at every turn.

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* Quent from ''WolfsRain'' ''Anime/WolfsRain'' is a variation -- he isn't a lawman, but he does believe the wolves (or, rather, wolves in general) are responsible for the death of his family, and he obsessively hunts them at every turn.
3rd Apr '16 9:28:49 PM Joysweeper
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* Inspector Juste Volerti of ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' is described this way. The object of his focus is the [[SerialKiller Viridian Killer]] who severely injured him eighteen years ago. [[spoiler: He comes to think the game's protagonist is this killer and does something awful and inethical trying to prove it.]]
** The prosecutor Severin Cocorico had no single fixation, but is revealed to have once been convinced that his job was to put every criminal or potential criminal on the execution block or in prison. However he underwent CharacterDevelopment and has become more willing to bend and chooses good over lawful any day.
10th Mar '16 12:51:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* This from ''Series/PrisonBreak'''s creator and head writer: When the second season of ''PrisonBreak'' was pitched to the network as something akin to ''Series/TheFugitive'', executives asked the writers to include a "Tommy Lee Jones" antagonist to hunt down the protagonists. This led to the character of FBI Agent Mahone, who spent the first seven episodes portrayed as an intense, intelligent but well-intentioned FBI manhunter. Then he started murdering the fugitives, on the orders of the evil Company who threatened to kill his wife and son if he didn't comply. It got worse from there. Mahone's intelligence and [[WorthyOpponent ability to rival]] Michael turned him into an EnsembleDarkHorse. In the following seasons, Mahone's crimes committed while in pursuit of the [[VillainProtagonist protagonists]] ruined his role as Inspector Javert and made him part of the criminal team, and [[HeelFaceTurn therefore one of the "good" guys]].

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* This from ''Series/PrisonBreak'''s creator and head writer: When the second season of ''PrisonBreak'' ''Prison Break'' was pitched to the network as something akin to ''Series/TheFugitive'', executives asked the writers to include a "Tommy Lee Jones" antagonist to hunt down the protagonists. This led to the character of FBI Agent Mahone, who spent the first seven episodes portrayed as an intense, intelligent but well-intentioned FBI manhunter. Then he started murdering the fugitives, on the orders of the evil Company who threatened to kill his wife and son if he didn't comply. It got worse from there. Mahone's intelligence and [[WorthyOpponent ability to rival]] Michael turned him into an EnsembleDarkHorse. In the following seasons, Mahone's crimes committed while in pursuit of the [[VillainProtagonist protagonists]] ruined his role as Inspector Javert and made him part of the criminal team, and [[HeelFaceTurn therefore one of the "good" guys]].
4th Mar '16 3:38:52 AM Gowan
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* In ''Film/{{Suffragette}}'', Inspector Steed plays this role. Instead of acknowledging that women are unjustly denied the right to vote, he arrests women whose only 'crime' is protesting against that injustice.
2nd Feb '16 10:55:30 AM marcoasalazarm
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* Detective Harvey Bullock of ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' (to a lesser extent in the latter). Justified because Batman is a vigilante, but Batman is oftentimes shown to be the only one that can take down the Villain-Of-The-Issue/Arc. ''Batman'' himself can sometimes fall into this, willing to chase down whichever criminal he's after (no matter [[JustifiedCriminal how justified]]) to the literal ends of the Earth (and only getting more dogged if the criminal manages to avoid him ''even once'', even to the point [[LetsYouAndHimFight that he's willing to go to war with other heroes, if they get in the way... heck, even other heroes are not exempt from him applying this Trope to them]], DependingOnTheWriter).

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* Detective Harvey Bullock of ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' (to a lesser extent in the latter). Justified because Batman is a vigilante, but Batman is oftentimes shown to be the only one that can take down the Villain-Of-The-Issue/Arc. ''Batman'' himself can sometimes fall into this, willing to chase down whichever criminal he's after (no matter [[JustifiedCriminal how justified]]) justified]] or how small-fry) to the literal ends of the Earth (and only getting more dogged if the criminal manages to avoid him ''even once'', even to the point [[LetsYouAndHimFight that he's willing to go to war with other heroes, if they get in the way... heck, even other heroes are not exempt from him applying this Trope to them]], DependingOnTheWriter).
2nd Feb '16 10:51:22 AM marcoasalazarm
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%%%* Officer Natsuko in ''ReCuteyHoney''.
%%%* Detective Angelica Burns, ''CoyoteRagtimeShow''.

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%%%* * Officer Natsuko in ''ReCuteyHoney''.
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''ReCuteyHoney'', [[CharacterDevelopment at least]] [[HoYay at first]]. Honey is the only one that can fight Panther Claw, but she ''is'' acting outside the law (and her constant ClothingDamage from battles also paint her as an exhibitionist), so Nat-Chan is determined to arrest her.
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Detective Angelica Burns, ''CoyoteRagtimeShow''.''CoyoteRagtimeShow''. In her defense, Mister ''is'' a legendary criminal mastermind and one of her only leads to find the MacGuffin treasure (which was the loot of the theft of ''the biggest multi-planetary bank around'') and taking down the BigBad. However, Mister is (at his worst) an AntiVillain GentlemanThief (with ''much'' higher standards than the Madame and her "children"), and so Burns' drive to capture Mister looks a bit misplaced.



%%%* Detective Harvey Bullock of ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' (to a lesser extent in the latter). ''Batman'' himself can sometimes fall into this.

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%%%* * Detective Harvey Bullock of ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' (to a lesser extent in the latter). Justified because Batman is a vigilante, but Batman is oftentimes shown to be the only one that can take down the Villain-Of-The-Issue/Arc. ''Batman'' himself can sometimes fall into this.this, willing to chase down whichever criminal he's after (no matter [[JustifiedCriminal how justified]]) to the literal ends of the Earth (and only getting more dogged if the criminal manages to avoid him ''even once'', even to the point [[LetsYouAndHimFight that he's willing to go to war with other heroes, if they get in the way... heck, even other heroes are not exempt from him applying this Trope to them]], DependingOnTheWriter).



* ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'': Thomson and Thompson in ''Recap/TintinCigarsOfThePharaoh'' and ''Recap/TintinTheBlackIsland'', though they're more of a parody of the trope. They're more {{Punch Clock Villain}}s in ''Recap/TintinTheBlueLotus'', and they get better in the later albums however, where they are, if still incompetent, at least trying to help Tintin.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'': Thomson and Thompson in ''Recap/TintinCigarsOfThePharaoh'' and ''Recap/TintinTheBlackIsland'', though they're more of a parody of the trope. They're more {{Punch Clock Villain}}s in ''Recap/TintinTheBlueLotus'', and they get better in the later albums however, where they are, if still incompetent, at least trying to help Tintin. However, if the orders are to get him, they ''will'' try to arrest him, regardless of what may be the bigger threat (even if the BigBad is ''literally standing in front of them'').
30th Jan '16 4:57:16 PM MikeW
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** Subverted in the series finale as Gerard comes to believe in Kimble's innocence at last and saves the doctor's life.
19th Dec '15 8:05:57 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* The Vogons from ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' are so bueracratic that they stop at nothing to finish the demolition of Earth, to the point where they [[spoiler: manage to destroy every single version of the Earth in every reality and timeline, along with the main protagonists.]] All that just so they can put a tick in the box.
19th Dec '15 7:57:06 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* ''Film/ShortCircuit'': Captain Schroeder stops at nothing to capture and destroy a rogue piece of military equipment armed with a laser capable of blowing up a tank. [[DesignatedVillain But since Number Five "is alive" this makes him the bad guy.]] [[WordOfGod Even the creators admit]] [[StrawmanHasAPoint that Schroder was doing the right thing.]]



* Michael [=McKeane=] as the INS officer from ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'' is so determined to capture the Coneheads he grabs onto their car with his assistant in tow. [[spoiler:As said car is being lifted up by the mother ship. [[SaveTheVillain Beldar bring him back to Earth in exchange for a green card.]] ]]
19th Dec '15 3:54:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''SonicTheHedgehog'':
%%%** ''Sonic The Hedgehog 3'': Knuckles in his original appearance.
** ''ShadowTheHedgehog'': The G.U.N Commander, who wanted Shadow captured, dead or alive.
** ''Sonic 2006'': Played straight with Silver, thinking Sonic was the Iblis Trigger. [[spoiler: He's actually right, [[OurHeroIsDead but not in the way he predicted]]]].

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* ''SonicTheHedgehog'':
''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
%%%** ''Sonic The Hedgehog 3'': ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'': Knuckles in his original appearance.
** ''ShadowTheHedgehog'': ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'': The G.U.N Commander, who wanted Shadow captured, dead or alive.
** ''Sonic 2006'': ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'': Played straight with Silver, thinking Sonic was the Iblis Trigger. [[spoiler: He's actually right, [[OurHeroIsDead but not in the way he predicted]]]].
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