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9th Jan '16 3:27:25 AM TimeStops
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*PC Wodehouse's Ashe is an author trapped in a contract to write serials about the Detective Gridley Quayle, whom he describes as "so maddeningly blind to the fact that only the most amazing luck enabled him to detect anything."[[spoiler: Just like Ashe.]]
29th Nov '15 4:27:04 AM LentilSandEater
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* [[TenchiMuyo Detective First Class Mihoshi Kuramitsu]] is all but the textbook example. Her more than distinguished record in the Galactic Police is much more due to [[TheDitz her bumbling]] [[SpannerInTheWorks unraveling all and any evil plans]] and [[BornLucky sheer blind luck]] than any actual competence.
** At least in some versions, she also has an unfocused sort of HyperAwareness that results in her reports containing heaps of valuable information, most of which she never realised the significance of.

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* [[TenchiMuyo Detective First Class Mihoshi Kuramitsu]] is all but the textbook example. Her more than distinguished record in the Galactic Police is much more due to [[TheDitz her bumbling]] [[SpannerInTheWorks unraveling all and any evil plans]] and [[BornLucky sheer blind luck]] than any actual competence.
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competence. At least in some versions, she also has an unfocused sort of HyperAwareness that results in her reports containing heaps of valuable information, most of which she never realised the significance of.
25th Nov '15 7:47:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* The plot behind ''TheManWhoKnewTooLittle'' who belives he's in modern experimental play when in fact he's been mistaken for a spy and ends up disarming a bomb to Russian music in a middle of a embassy. Oh! While dancing, of course.

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* The plot behind ''TheManWhoKnewTooLittle'' ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooLittle'' who belives he's in modern experimental play when in fact he's been mistaken for a spy and ends up disarming a bomb to Russian music in a middle of a embassy. Oh! While dancing, of course.
13th Jun '15 8:35:32 PM nombretomado
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* [[IrresponsibleCaptainTylor Captain Justy Ueki Tylor]] - ''[[ObfuscatingStupidity maybe.]]''

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* [[IrresponsibleCaptainTylor [[Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor Captain Justy Ueki Tylor]] - ''[[ObfuscatingStupidity maybe.]]''
5th Nov '14 7:27:48 PM foxley
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!!Examples

* InspectorGadget, whom we honour for unintentionally saving the day.
* The original inspiration (and voice!) for Inspector Gadget, [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart]].
* [[ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]]
* The ''Film/JamesBond'' parody in ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967''.
* Sergeant Frank Drebin, Detective Lieutenant Police Squad. Yet another.
** He takes on this character type more in ''Film/TheNakedGun'' series than in PoliceSquad. If anything, in PoliceSquad he is ridiculously competent and is a talented comedian, basketball player, brawler, agent, boxing coach, etc. ([[RunningGag That list might have continued to grow]] if the show had not been canceled so soon.)

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!!Examples

* InspectorGadget, whom we honour for unintentionally saving the day.
* The original inspiration (and voice!) for Inspector Gadget, [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart]].
* [[ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]]
* The ''Film/JamesBond'' parody in ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967''.
* Sergeant Frank Drebin, Detective Lieutenant Police Squad. Yet another.
** He takes on this character type more in ''Film/TheNakedGun'' series than in PoliceSquad. If anything, in PoliceSquad he is ridiculously competent
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and is a talented comedian, basketball player, brawler, agent, boxing coach, etc. ([[RunningGag That list might have continued to grow]] if the show had not been canceled so soon.) {{Manga}}]]



* The plot behind ''TheManWhoKnewTooLittle'' who belives he's in modern experimental play when in fact he's been mistaken for a spy and ends up disarming a bomb to Russian music in a middle of a embassy. Oh! While dancing, of course.




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* {{Phineas and Ferb}}: If you consider Candice as 'evil' for trying to get them into trouble, Dr. Doofenschmirtz falls into this trope. He has only occasionally come into close contact with the boys, but his inventions inevitably get them out of trouble.

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* {{Phineas [[ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]]
* The ''Film/JamesBond'' parody in ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967''.
* The plot behind ''TheManWhoKnewTooLittle'' who belives he's in modern experimental play when in fact he's been mistaken for a spy
and Ferb}}: ends up disarming a bomb to Russian music in a middle of a embassy. Oh! While dancing, of course.

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* The original inspiration (and voice!) for Inspector Gadget, [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart]].
* Sergeant Frank Drebin, Detective Lieutenant ''Series/PoliceSquad''. Yet another.
** He takes on this character type more in ''Film/TheNakedGun'' series than in ''Series/PoliceSquad''. If anything, in ''Series/PoliceSquad'' he is ridiculously competent and is a talented comedian, basketball player, brawler, agent, boxing coach, etc. ([[RunningGag That list might have continued to grow]] if the show had not been canceled so soon.)

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* InspectorGadget, whom we honour for unintentionally saving the day.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Phineas and Ferb}}'':
If you consider Candice as 'evil' for trying to get them into trouble, Dr. Doofenschmirtz falls into this trope. He has only occasionally come into close contact with the boys, but his inventions inevitably get them out of trouble.
30th Oct '14 12:58:13 PM HeroicJay
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Often a SpannerInTheWorks. A subtrope of InvincibleIncompetent, TheFool, and DefectiveDetective. See also AccidentalHero, MistakenForBadass.

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Often a SpannerInTheWorks. A subtrope of InvincibleIncompetent, TheFool, and DefectiveDetective.CluelessDetective. See also AccidentalHero, MistakenForBadass.
25th Mar '14 2:56:43 AM erforce
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* The JamesBond parody in ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967''.

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* The JamesBond ''Film/JamesBond'' parody in ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967''.
11th Sep '13 12:45:50 PM TrustBen
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* The JamesBond parody in ''Casino Royale'' (1967 version).

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* The JamesBond parody in ''Casino Royale'' (1967 version).''Film/CasinoRoyale1967''.
21st Jun '13 4:12:23 PM PancticeSquadCutterback
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** He takes on this character type more in ''Film/TheNakedGun'' series than in PoliceSquad. If anything, in PoliceSquad he is ridiculously competent and is a talented comedian, basketball player, brawler, agent, boxing coach, etc. ([[RunningGag That list might have continued to grow]] [[TooGoodToLast if the show had not been canceled so soon.]])

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** He takes on this character type more in ''Film/TheNakedGun'' series than in PoliceSquad. If anything, in PoliceSquad he is ridiculously competent and is a talented comedian, basketball player, brawler, agent, boxing coach, etc. ([[RunningGag That list might have continued to grow]] [[TooGoodToLast if the show had not been canceled so soon.]]) )
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