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16th Oct '17 8:57:00 PM PaulA
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** In ''The Patchwork Girl'', although technically the Moon is under UN and ARM jurisdiction Gil's still an outsider, and official detective work may interfere with his diplomatic duties. A Luna policewoman and the mayor's son share the role of Lestrade for this story, and Gil tags along behind them figuring things out.

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** In ''The Patchwork Girl'', ''Literature/ThePatchworkGirl'', although technically the Moon is under UN and ARM jurisdiction Gil's still an outsider, and official detective work may interfere with his diplomatic duties. A Luna policewoman and the mayor's son share the role of Lestrade for this story, and Gil tags along behind them figuring things out.
22nd Sep '17 7:24:34 AM AFP
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* Various characters of this type show up throughout the entire run of ''Series/DoctorWho''. In particular, UNIT's personnel typically fill both this role and the MenOfSherwood in the new series, often represented by TheBrigadier.

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* Various characters of this type show up throughout the entire run of ''Series/DoctorWho''. In particular, UNIT's personnel typically fill both this role and the MenOfSherwood in the new series, often represented by TheBrigadier. In a variation on this trope, UNIT is [[GenreSavvy usually insistent]] on The Doctor helping them, whether he wants to or not, but often disagree with him on the proper course of action.
22nd Sep '17 7:21:28 AM AFP
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* Various characters of this type show up throughout the entire run of ''Series/DoctorWho''. In particular, UNIT's personnel typically fill both this role and TheMenOfSherwood in the new series, often represented by TheBrigadier.

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* Various characters of this type show up throughout the entire run of ''Series/DoctorWho''. In particular, UNIT's personnel typically fill both this role and TheMenOfSherwood the MenOfSherwood in the new series, often represented by TheBrigadier.
22nd Sep '17 7:18:53 AM AFP
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%%* Various characters of this type show up throughout the entire run of ''Series/DoctorWho''.

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%%* * Various characters of this type show up throughout the entire run of ''Series/DoctorWho''.''Series/DoctorWho''. In particular, UNIT's personnel typically fill both this role and TheMenOfSherwood in the new series, often represented by TheBrigadier.
12th Jul '17 8:50:08 AM BeholdTheTheremin
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** Bobby Fulbright in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestines'', [[spoiler:though that's [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] later on.]]

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** Bobby Fulbright in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestines'', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', [[spoiler:though that's [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] later on.]]
12th Jul '17 8:49:24 AM BeholdTheTheremin
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* The [[Franchise/AceAttorney]] series have had their fair share of Lestrades:

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* The [[Franchise/AceAttorney]] ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series have had their fair share of Lestrades:
12th Jul '17 8:48:32 AM BeholdTheTheremin
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* Detective Gumshoe from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''. Also Ema Skye in ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''. Shi-Long Lang fills a similar role in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'', though he switches between this trope and InspectorJavert.

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* The [[Franchise/AceAttorney]] series have had their fair share of Lestrades:
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Detective Gumshoe from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''. Also ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''.
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Ema Skye in ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''. ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' and ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''.
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Shi-Long Lang fills a similar role in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'', though he switches between this trope and InspectorJavert.InspectorJavert.
** Bobby Fulbright in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestines'', [[spoiler:though that's [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] later on.]]
** With ''VisualNovel/DaiGyakutenSaibanNaruhodouRyuunosukeNoBouken'' being a Sherlock Holmes pastiche, Tobias Gregson takes the role in the first game, and Lestrade (here [[GenderFlip Gina Lestrade]]) takes over for the sequel after having a supporting role in the first game.
15th Jun '17 5:39:18 PM Anddrix
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* Likewise, Inspector James Japp for Literature/HerculePoirot, though more so in the ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' TV series than in the original novels by Creator/AgathaChristie. This is partly because the early Poirot stories, on which the series is largely based, followed the ''Sherlock Holmes'' pattern quite rigidly, with Poirot as Holmes, Captain Hastings in the role of Doctor Watson, and Inspector Japp playing the Lestrade part. However, it needs to be said that Japp is a ''really competent'' inspector who solved many cases on his own (as evidenced by his [[CharacterOverLap appearance]] in ''Literature/TommyAndTuppence''). It's just that compared to Poirot, ''nobody'' is as competent. Japp also never viewed Poirot as an obstacle. If Poirot is present at a scene, Japp will be GenreSavvy and assume something big is up.

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* Likewise, Inspector James Japp for Literature/HerculePoirot, though more so in the ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' TV series than in the original novels by Creator/AgathaChristie. This is partly because the early Poirot stories, on which the series is largely based, followed the ''Sherlock Holmes'' pattern quite rigidly, with Poirot as Holmes, Captain Hastings in the role of Doctor Watson, and Inspector Japp playing the Lestrade part. However, it needs to be said that Japp is a ''really competent'' inspector who solved many cases on his own (as evidenced by his [[CharacterOverLap appearance]] in ''Literature/TommyAndTuppence''). It's just that compared to Poirot, ''nobody'' is as competent. Japp also never viewed Poirot as an obstacle. If Poirot is present at a scene, Japp will be GenreSavvy and assume something big is up.
5th Jun '17 6:19:45 AM foxley
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* Detective Mallory is this to Professor Van Dusen in ''Literature/TheThinkingMachine'' stories. Van Dusen seems to respect Mallory, regarding him as a decent, if plodding detective. Mallory varies between welcoming Van Dusen's involvement in his cases, or regarding him as an irritating intrusion. While Mallory is quite capable of handling ordinary crimes, he is out of his depth in dealing with the 'impossible' crimes Van Dusen specialises in: either becoming totally flummoxed or simply arresting the most obvious suspect.
4th May '17 5:04:52 PM eowynjedi
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* The television adaptation of ''Series/{{Cadfael}}'' splits the Lestrade role between Deputy Sheriff Hugh Beringar and his subordinate, Gilbert Prescotte. Beringar always arrests the most likely suspect, but having been himself subjected to Cadfael's investigative skills, is always willing to listen to the good brother and gives him leeway. Prescotte, meanwhile, always views cases as open-and-shut, resents Cadfael's interference, and tends to fall for the frame-ups that the real murderers construct.
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