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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.
23rd Mar '17 10:45:06 PM jamespolk
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* In the Literature/ErastFandorin story ''Leviathan'', French detective M. Gauche plays the role. [[spoiler:Until, that is, he does find the true killer and blackmails them to keep it quiet]].

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* In the Literature/ErastFandorin story ''Leviathan'', ''Literature/MurderOnTheLeviathan'', French detective M. Gauche plays the role. [[spoiler:Until, that is, he does find the true killer and blackmails them to keep it quiet]].
16th Mar '17 11:16:32 AM bsh2000
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* In ''Literature/DresdenFiles'', Murphy from SI acts as a self-aware Lestrade in the books [[spoiler: although later in the series she gets kicked off the police squad and is unable to act as this]]. She brings in Harry, resident wizard, for the craziest of the crazy cases SI is stuck with, while the police squad at Special Investigations is largely able to take on the more mundane magical crimes in Chicago.
11th Mar '17 4:17:58 AM rafi
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* Occurs with moderate frequency in ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ''. Q's class is ordered by Dan to avoid revealing their status as members of DDS unless necessary, on account of the fact that the revelation will often change how people deal with them. As a result, many of the cases involve some inexplicably ignorant detective who's too quick to jump to the wrong conclusions and needs Q to set him straight. Naturally, this almost always only lasts up to the point where they reveal their identities.
* ''Anime/SherlockHound'' features Inspector Lestrade as an anthropomorphic dog, more exactly a huge mastiff. A ShoutOut to Lestrade's physical description in ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'', as a small, but strong-looking man who looked like a mastiff.

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* Occurs with moderate frequency in ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ''. Q's class is ordered by Dan to avoid revealing their status as members of DDS unless necessary, on account Most of the fact cast of ''Manga/DeathNote'' are this to L and friends, especially Aizawa in the final arc, who figures out that the revelation will often change how people deal with them. As a result, many of the cases involve some inexplicably ignorant detective who's too quick to jump to the wrong conclusions and needs Q to set him straight. Naturally, this almost always only lasts up to the point where Light is most likely Kira, but can't find any good evidence against him. It's not like they reveal their identities.
* ''Anime/SherlockHound'' features Inspector Lestrade as an anthropomorphic dog, more exactly a huge mastiff. A ShoutOut
are incompetent, it's just Light works in the Special Investigation Team, too. He manipulates them and he knows how to Lestrade's physical description in ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'', as create perfect {{Red Herring}}s and other traps. For him, the police are actually still a small, but strong-looking man who looked like a mastiff.threat.



* Inspector Nakata from the ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'' anime series. Can be excused due to the abnormality of the cases he faces, but all he can boast in-series is that he's a generally decent guy, not too shy to challenge big corporations, and can put up a bold front when things look ugly. However, he reaches the end of the trail only when put on it with a red herring and ultimately allows himself to be used as a blunt tool for office backstabbing. Not really a bad hound, but has neither the scent nor tenacity of [[GoingForTheBigScoop Yusuke Tozawa]], whom he calls "hyena".
* Most of the cast of ''Manga/DeathNote'' are this to L and friends, especially Aizawa in the final arc, who figures out that Light is most likely Kira, but can't find any good evidence against him. It's not like they are incompetent, it's just Light works in the Special Investigation Team, too. He manipulates them and he knows how to create perfect {{Red Herring}}s and other traps. For him, the police are actually still a threat.

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* Inspector Nakata from Occurs with moderate frequency in ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ''. Q's class is ordered by Dan to avoid revealing their status as members of DDS unless necessary, on account of the ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'' anime series. Can be excused due to fact that the abnormality revelation will often change how people deal with them. As a result, many of the cases he faces, but all he can boast in-series is that he's a generally decent guy, not involve some inexplicably ignorant detective who's too shy quick to challenge big corporations, jump to the wrong conclusions and can put up a bold front when things look ugly. However, he reaches the end of the trail needs Q to set him straight. Naturally, this almost always only when put on it with a red herring and ultimately allows himself lasts up to be used as a blunt tool for office backstabbing. Not really a bad hound, but has neither the scent nor tenacity of [[GoingForTheBigScoop Yusuke Tozawa]], whom he calls "hyena".
* Most of the cast of ''Manga/DeathNote'' are this to L and friends, especially Aizawa in the final arc, who figures out that Light is most likely Kira, but can't find any good evidence against him. It's not like
point where they are incompetent, it's just Light works in the Special Investigation Team, too. He manipulates them and he knows how to create perfect {{Red Herring}}s and other traps. For reveal their identities.
* ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}'': If Grevil de Blois weren't one of these, he'd be a [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Noble Idiot With No Day Job]]. Luckily for
him, Victorique is ready to play Holmes to his Lestrade... and the police are actually still a threat.de Blois family is influential enough to make firing him awkward.



* ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}'': If Grevil de Blois weren't one of these, he'd be a [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Noble Idiot With No Day Job]]. Luckily for him, Victorique is ready to play Holmes to his Lestrade... and the de Blois family is influential enough to make firing him awkward.


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* ''Anime/SherlockHound'' features Inspector Lestrade as an anthropomorphic dog, more exactly a huge mastiff. A ShoutOut to Lestrade's physical description in ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'', as a small, but strong-looking man who looked like a mastiff.
* Inspector Nakata from the ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'' anime series. Can be excused due to the abnormality of the cases he faces, but all he can boast in-series is that he's a generally decent guy, not too shy to challenge big corporations, and can put up a bold front when things look ugly. However, he reaches the end of the trail only when put on it with a red herring and ultimately allows himself to be used as a blunt tool for office backstabbing. Not really a bad hound, but has neither the scent nor tenacity of [[GoingForTheBigScoop Yusuke Tozawa]], whom he calls "hyena".
11th Mar '17 3:14:23 AM JakesBrain
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* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'': If the founders of ThisVeryWiki had spoken French instead of English, this trope might have been called "Dupont and Dupond", or at least "Thomson and Thompson". Their sheer [[{{Determinator}} determination]] is unmatched, but they have [[CloudCuckoolander a very tentative grasp of logic]] at best.
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