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6th Mar '17 6:58:10 AM Basara-kun
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%%* Tatsumi Saiga from ''Anime/SpeedGrapher''.
%%** An interesting case, since it has been weaponized: thanks to his Euphoric powers, the focus of his pictures [[StuffBlowingUp explode]].

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%%* * Tatsumi Saiga from ''Anime/SpeedGrapher''.
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''Anime/SpeedGrapher'', a RetiredBadass who was an ex-war photographer that now works as a freelancer for tabloids (much to his dismay) in a corrupt version of Japan. An interesting case, since it has been weaponized: thanks to his Euphoric powers, the focus of his pictures [[StuffBlowingUp explode]].explode]]. This later is used to rescue [[SuperEmpowering Kagura Tennozu]] and eventually stop [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Tennozu Group]] that controls Japan.
27th Feb '17 1:10:23 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Most often, the intrepid reporter is a protagonist, or at least on the side of the angels. Expect a lot of speeches about "the Truth", "Freedom of the Press" and "the People have a right to know." But they can also be {{Love Interest}}s, antagonists, or even villains. After all, the lure of that [[GoingForTheBigScoop big scoop]] can lead to rushing into danger ([[InHarmsWay not that they all mind that]]), trying to expose secrets the protagonists would rather not have public, or even [[TwistingTheWords fudging the facts]] to make a juicier story.

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Most often, the intrepid reporter is a protagonist, hero, or at least on the side of the angels. Expect a lot of speeches about "the Truth", "Freedom of the Press" and "the People have a right to know." But they can also be {{Love Interest}}s, antagonists, or even villains. After all, the lure of that [[GoingForTheBigScoop big scoop]] can lead to rushing into danger ([[InHarmsWay not that they all mind that]]), trying to expose secrets the protagonists would rather not have public, or even [[TwistingTheWords fudging the facts]] to make a juicier story.
26th Feb '17 10:49:26 AM nombretomado
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* Spider Jerusalem from ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''. A particularly MarySue-ish example in that he brings down an entire ''government'' with his stories, and absolutely ''no one'' can stop him. Makes sense, really, as he's what HunterSThompson would be with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Assange Julian Assange's]] resources.

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* Spider Jerusalem from ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''. A particularly MarySue-ish example in that he brings down an entire ''government'' with his stories, and absolutely ''no one'' can stop him. Makes sense, really, as he's what HunterSThompson Creator/HunterSThompson would be with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Assange Julian Assange's]] resources.
20th Feb '17 5:09:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheDayTheEarthCaughtFire'' (1961) is an [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt apocalypse movie]] seen through the eyes of newspaper journalists working for the [[BritishNewspapers ''Daily Express'']]. The protagonist is relegated to cub reporter duties because of his ongoing alcoholism, but he nevertheless digs up the story that the government is trying to suppress -- that simultaneous nuclear tests have upset the tilt of the Earth. The [[YouFailNuclearPhysicsForever ludicrous scientific premise]] is offset by the reality-based view of a newspaper at work, and it is rightly regarded as a classic sci-fi movie in Britain.

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* ''Film/TheDayTheEarthCaughtFire'' (1961) is an [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt apocalypse movie]] seen through the eyes of newspaper journalists working for the [[BritishNewspapers ''Daily Express'']].''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Daily Express]]''. The protagonist is relegated to cub reporter duties because of his ongoing alcoholism, but he nevertheless digs up the story that the government is trying to suppress -- that simultaneous nuclear tests have upset the tilt of the Earth. The [[YouFailNuclearPhysicsForever ludicrous scientific premise]] is offset by the reality-based view of a newspaper at work, and it is rightly regarded as a classic sci-fi movie in Britain.



** TruthInTelevision: she is based on the BritishNewspapers, after all.

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** TruthInTelevision: she is based on the BritishNewspapers, UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers, after all.
20th Feb '17 2:22:46 PM SteelEdge
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* Despite having no newspaper or magazine to report to after the first ten minutes of the game, Jyoji Hijiri of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' still keeps on digging for information in the Vortex World, functioning as the resident MrExposition. The only other people who know more than him are [[BigBad Hikawa]] (who started the whole mess in the first place), Futomimi (who can see the future), and [[LouisCypher the Woman in Black and the Man in the Wheelchair]]. Before the game, he wrote an article about the end of the world, and got it exactly right. FridgeLogic sets in when that specific knowledge was forbidden inside a certain cult, [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome and he probably had to get pretty deep in that cult in order to discover that.]]
23rd Jan '17 1:24:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* Cameron "Buck" Williams of the Global Weekly magazine in ''LeftBehind''. He's something of a subversion of the trope, as when he discovers evidence of a murderous global conspiracy, Buck makes a DealWithTheDevil to quash the story in exchange for his personal safety.

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* Cameron "Buck" Williams of the Global Weekly magazine in ''LeftBehind''.''Literature/LeftBehind''. He's something of a subversion of the trope, as when he discovers evidence of a murderous global conspiracy, Buck makes a DealWithTheDevil to quash the story in exchange for his personal safety.
17th Jan '17 12:11:26 PM yisfidri
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* Charles Enderby from Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Sittaford Mystery'' is the only journalist who managed to crop out an interview with the dead man's best friend, and later comes to the titular village where the dead man came from to investigate the case further, alongside fellow AmateurSleuth Emily Trefusis.

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* Charles Enderby from Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Sittaford Mystery'' ''Literature/TheSittafordMystery'' is the only journalist who managed to crop out an interview with the dead man's best friend, and later comes to the titular village where the dead man came from to investigate the case further, alongside fellow AmateurSleuth Emily Trefusis.
15th Jan '17 10:38:03 PM dmcreif
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* Ben Urich in ''Series/Daredevil2015'', chumming it up with retired mobsters in the present day, and working with Karen to expose Wilson Fisk use through the media. He's a more cynical version, warning Karen to exercise caution in going up against Fisk. After Fisk kills Urich, Karen assumes this role.

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* Ben Urich in ''Series/Daredevil2015'', chumming ''Series/Daredevil2015'' chums it up with retired mobsters in the present day, mobsters, and working works with Karen Page to expose Wilson Fisk use through the media. He's a more cynical version, warning Karen to exercise caution in going up against Fisk. After Fisk kills Urich, Karen assumes this role.role for season 2 to dig into Frank Castle's past with the backing of Ben's editor Mitchell Ellison.
8th Jan '17 1:03:11 PM nombretomado
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* Spider Jerusalem from ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''. A particularly MarySue-ish example in that he brings down an entire ''government'' with his stories, and absolutely ''no one'' can stop him. Makes sense, really, as he's what HunterSThompson would be with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Assange Julian Assange's]] resources.

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* Spider Jerusalem from ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''.''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''. A particularly MarySue-ish example in that he brings down an entire ''government'' with his stories, and absolutely ''no one'' can stop him. Makes sense, really, as he's what HunterSThompson would be with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Assange Julian Assange's]] resources.
8th Jan '17 12:45:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}'' has several journalist characters which feature in various stories, most prominently working for the KentBrockmanNews {{Show|WithinAShow}} "[[http://transcomics.deviantart.com/favourites/38977170 Around Cybertron]]" which spans [[TransformersTransTech several]] [[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass different]] [[ComicBook/TransformersWingsOfHonor universes]].

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* ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}'' has several journalist characters which feature in various stories, most prominently working for the KentBrockmanNews {{Show|WithinAShow}} "[[http://transcomics.deviantart.com/favourites/38977170 Around Cybertron]]" which spans [[TransformersTransTech [[ComicBook/TransformersTransTech several]] [[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass different]] [[ComicBook/TransformersWingsOfHonor universes]].
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