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20th Nov '16 5:38:15 PM PaulA
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* WhodunitMysteries has Joshua Cole, who often has to go out and search for new information about news stories that have already been reported on, which more often than not, leads to him needing to solve some mysteries for himself.

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* WhodunitMysteries ''Literature/WhodunitMysteries'' has Joshua Cole, who often has to go out and search for new information about news stories that have already been reported on, which more often than not, leads to him needing to solve some mysteries for himself.
20th Nov '16 10:25:51 AM ShadowSpectrum
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* WhodunitMysteries has Joshua Cole, who often has to go out and search for new information about news stories that have already been reported on, which more often than not, leads to him needing to solve some mysteries for himself.
15th Nov '16 11:55:50 PM Morgenthaler
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** This is what broadcasters do. A gigantic gasbag explodes into hellish flame over a thousand feet into the sky directly above our heads -- ''and we [[{{Badass}} stand there and tell you about it.]]''

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** This is what broadcasters do. A gigantic gasbag explodes into hellish flame over a thousand feet into the sky directly above our heads -- ''and we [[{{Badass}} stand there and tell you about it.]]'' ''
9th Nov '16 1:10:29 PM smilesriles
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* ''Radio/BellinghamTerror'' David Phillips starts out as one of these in 1935 Bellingham, but quickly devolves to ShellShockedVeteran due to Bellingham being LovecraftCountry.
5th Nov '16 11:22:29 PM Xelloss08
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* In the ''Literature/{{Zeroes}}'' series, Sonia Sonic is a local blogger who skyrocketed to fame when she took video of Scam using his superpower during a bank robbery, and who has been investigating the activities of Zeroes ever since.
31st Oct '16 9:38:18 PM Sark0TAG
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* Jake Quinlin in ''Ripper''.!

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* Jake Quinlin in ''Ripper''.!''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}''.


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* Your character in ''VideoGame/LighthouseTheDarkBeing''.
15th Oct '16 4:21:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{V}}'' has Kristine Walsh, who lost her objectivity so completely that she pretty much became the Minister of Propaganda for the Visitors. She changed her tune, however, about five seconds before she was fatally shot. In the A. C. Crispin novelization, she had a reputation for sensationalism and many people said, "(Paraphrasing)<Walter Cronkite?> wants the story and Kristine Walsh wants the GLORY."

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* ''Series/{{V}}'' ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' has Kristine Walsh, who lost her objectivity so completely that she pretty much became the Minister of Propaganda for the Visitors. She changed her tune, however, about five seconds before she was fatally shot. In the A. C. Crispin novelization, she had a reputation for sensationalism and many people said, "(Paraphrasing)<Walter Cronkite?> wants the story and Kristine Walsh wants the GLORY."
9th Oct '16 5:21:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Patricia Neilson in ''KateModern''. Unfortunately, the other characters see her as a nuisance and seldom help her investigation.

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* Patricia Neilson in ''KateModern''.''WebVideo/KateModern''. Unfortunately, the other characters see her as a nuisance and seldom help her investigation.
4th Oct '16 9:15:53 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Santiago Pavlovic is a famous [[UsefulNotes/{{Chile}} chilean]] and very intrepid reporter. Although he lost an eye when he was a child, [[HandicappedBadass he becomes one of the most famous reporters in chilean TV channel TVN]]. In 1984, Pavlovic creates ''Informe Especial''[[note]]Special Report[[/note]], an investigation program where he and his team reports diverses controversial themes, including to cover wars (Gulf War, Balkan Wars, Iraq & Afghanistan Wars, Ukraine Conflict), lethal diseases (AIDS, Malaria), unveil public scandals and even reveal the horrors of UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet's dictatorship between 1973 and 1990. Because of his eye patch, his experience covering wars and in general his badassery, there's a MemeticMutation where Pavlovic [[https://k42.kn3.net/taringa/2/2/4/2/3/8/60/wasterbull/453.jpg is]] [[http://orig06.deviantart.net/1fae/f/2015/197/5/3/5389165fa7e9047022ed0b4cbd2598a6-d91mcyk.png compared]] [[http://pre01.deviantart.net/44f8/th/pre/i/2008/161/8/0/world_needs_only_one_big_boss_by_sir_ryken.jpg with]] [[http://orig11.deviantart.net/dffe/f/2007/225/e/b/big_boss_is_back_by_sir_ryken.jpg Big]] [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPysJp4WUAIbK-e.png Boss]] from ''Franchise/MetalGear''.

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* Santiago Pavlovic is a famous [[UsefulNotes/{{Chile}} chilean]] and very intrepid reporter. Although [[EyeScream he lost an eye when he was a child, child]], [[HandicappedBadass he becomes became one of the most famous reporters and a mainstay in chilean the Chilean TV channel TVN]]. In 1984, Pavlovic creates created ''Informe Especial''[[note]]Special Report[[/note]], Especial''[[note]](Spanish for "Special Report")[[/note]], an investigation program where he and his team reports diverses reported [[LongRunners and still report]] diverse controversial themes, including to cover which include coverage of wars (Gulf War, Balkan Wars, Iraq & Afghanistan Wars, the Ukraine Conflict), give info about lethal diseases (AIDS, Malaria), unveil unveiling public scandals and even reveal revealing the horrors of UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet's dictatorship between 1973 and 1990. Because of his eye patch, EyepatchOfPower, his experience covering wars and in general his badassery, there's a MemeticMutation where Pavlovic [[https://k42.kn3.net/taringa/2/2/4/2/3/8/60/wasterbull/453.jpg is]] [[http://orig06.deviantart.net/1fae/f/2015/197/5/3/5389165fa7e9047022ed0b4cbd2598a6-d91mcyk.png compared]] [[http://pre01.deviantart.net/44f8/th/pre/i/2008/161/8/0/world_needs_only_one_big_boss_by_sir_ryken.jpg with]] [[http://orig11.deviantart.net/dffe/f/2007/225/e/b/big_boss_is_back_by_sir_ryken.jpg Big]] [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPysJp4WUAIbK-e.png Boss]] from ''Franchise/MetalGear''.
2nd Oct '16 4:19:57 AM Adept
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* Yuusuke Tozawa from ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}''.
* 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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* %%* Yuusuke Tozawa from ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}''.
* %%* 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]].



* Hibiki from ''Anime/MacrossII'' starts this way.

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* %%* Hibiki from ''Anime/MacrossII'' starts this way.



* Kinue Crossroads from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. Also, her and Saji's DisappearedDad. [[spoiler:They both were killed because they dug too far.]]
* Harvey Livingston from ''Anime/AshitaNoNadja'' doesn't look the part, but boy is he good at ObfuscatingStupidity...

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* %%* Kinue Crossroads from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. Also, her and Saji's DisappearedDad. [[spoiler:They both were killed because they dug too far.]]
* %%* Harvey Livingston from ''Anime/AshitaNoNadja'' doesn't look the part, but boy is he good at ObfuscatingStupidity...



* Kai Shiden in ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam''. Also, [[spoiler: Beltochika Irma, after her CharacterDevelopment]]
* Carly Nagisa from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', [[spoiler: at least up until a very cruel turn of events.]]
* Suena Dalton from ''Manga/TowardTheTerra''. It helps that she happens to be personal friends with both TheHero and the antagonist.
* Michael Seebach from ''Anime/TheBigO''. before his transformation in "Schwarzwald".
* Hiyono from ''Manga/{{Spiral}}''.
* Kazumi Asakura in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. She toes the line between ChaoticNeutral and the TokenEvilTeammate at times. But she does have standards and won't continue going for stories if they'll make a lot of trouble for someone like Negi or Sayo.
** The first anime had her head straight into ChaoticGood territory (her mercenary manga characterization around the Sayo arc was almost completely reversed, and Asakura looked EXTREMELY sympathetic by comparision in the first anime. The official manga waited a long while later before doing this.)
* Yuuka/Rhonda form the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime.
** Gabby and Ty were this in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' as a result of seeing an attempt on Chairman Stone's Castform and life by Team Aqua and its subsequent thwarting by Sapphire.

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* %%* Kai Shiden in ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam''. Also, [[spoiler: Beltochika Irma, after her CharacterDevelopment]]
* %%* Carly Nagisa from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', [[spoiler: at least up until a very cruel turn of events.]]
* %%* Suena Dalton from ''Manga/TowardTheTerra''. It helps that she happens to be personal friends with both TheHero and the antagonist.
* %%* Michael Seebach from ''Anime/TheBigO''. before his transformation in "Schwarzwald".
* %%* Hiyono from ''Manga/{{Spiral}}''.
* %%* Kazumi Asakura in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. She toes the line between ChaoticNeutral and the TokenEvilTeammate at times. But she does have standards and won't continue going for stories if they'll make a lot of trouble for someone like Negi or Sayo.
** %%** The first anime had her head straight into ChaoticGood territory (her mercenary manga characterization around the Sayo arc was almost completely reversed, and Asakura looked EXTREMELY sympathetic by comparision in the first anime. The official manga waited a long while later before doing this.)
* %%* Yuuka/Rhonda form the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime.
** %%* Gabby and Ty were this in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' as a result of seeing an attempt on Chairman Stone's Castform and life by Team Aqua and its subsequent thwarting by Sapphire.



* Hajime Shibata from ''Anime/HellGirl''.

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* %%* Hajime Shibata from ''Anime/HellGirl''.



* [[BizarroUniverse Edolas]] Gajeel from the ''Manga/FairyTail'' [[AdaptationExpansion anime]].
* Susan Somers from the ''Manga/VenusWars''.

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* %%* [[BizarroUniverse Edolas]] Gajeel from the ''Manga/FairyTail'' [[AdaptationExpansion anime]].
* %%* Susan Somers from the ''Manga/VenusWars''.



* Scarlet Garcia from ''SonicX'', particularly during the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' adaptation.
* CanonForeigner Tina in the ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' anime is one. Unfortunately, [[YankTheDogsChain she has a tight leash as far as getting scoops go]].

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* %%* Scarlet Garcia from ''SonicX'', ''Anime/SonicX'', particularly during the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' adaptation.
* %%* CanonForeigner Tina in the ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' anime is one. Unfortunately, [[YankTheDogsChain she has a tight leash as far as getting scoops go]].



* Anrias in ''FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire''.
* ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'' has Bree Ricotta, who is more heroic than her cartoon self.

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* %%* Anrias in ''FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire''.
* %%* ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'' has Bree Ricotta, who is more heroic than her cartoon self.



* Michael Liberty from the ''{{Starcraft}}'' novel "Liberty's Crusade" begins the novel in serious trouble - i.e., corrupt politician and mob bosses potentially assassinating him trouble - over his exposés on Confederate politics, which gets him sent out to the Colonies. His attempts to discover the truth don't stop there, of course, and [[spoiler: almost get him killed at Anthem Base]] before he decides to tag along with [[LaResistance the Sons]] [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized of Korhal]].

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* Michael Liberty from the ''{{Starcraft}}'' ''Literature/{{Starcraft}}'' novel "Liberty's Crusade" begins the novel in serious trouble - i.e., corrupt politician and mob bosses potentially assassinating him trouble - over his exposés on Confederate politics, which gets him sent out to the Colonies. His attempts to discover the truth don't stop there, of course, and [[spoiler: almost get him killed at Anthem Base]] before he decides to tag along with [[LaResistance the Sons]] [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized of Korhal]].



* In the novel ''{{Literature/Airframe}}'', we meet field reporter Marty Rearan, but it subverted in that he's just a talking head. The real legwork is done by the show's producer, Jennifer Malone.

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* %%* In the novel ''{{Literature/Airframe}}'', we meet field reporter Marty Rearan, but it subverted in that he's just a talking head. The real legwork is done by the show's producer, Jennifer Malone.



* Mikael Blomkvist from ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy''. Not surprising as he is the AuthorAvatar of Stieg Larsson, who was an intrepid reporter himself.

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* %%* Mikael Blomkvist from ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy''. Not surprising as he is the AuthorAvatar of Stieg Larsson, who was an intrepid reporter himself.



* Penny and Jerry from the Literature/PennyParker series.
* Celia White from ''Framed'' - the third ''Literature/{{Swindle}}'' book.
* Diagoras Cinna from ''Literature/OneNationUnderJupiter''.

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* %%* Penny and Jerry from the Literature/PennyParker series.
* %%* Celia White from ''Framed'' - the third ''Literature/{{Swindle}}'' book.
* %%* Diagoras Cinna from ''Literature/OneNationUnderJupiter''. ''Literature/OneNationUnderJupiter''.
* 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.



* Veronica Mars from the [[Series/VeronicaMars eponymous television show]] is called exactly this from 1.14.
* Shauna Malwae-Tweep in ''Series/ParksAndRecreation.''
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Chloe Sullivan from day one. ComicBook/LoisLane in later seasons.
* Carl Kolchak of ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'' fame.

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* %%* Veronica Mars from the [[Series/VeronicaMars eponymous television show]] is called exactly this from 1.14.
* %%* Shauna Malwae-Tweep in ''Series/ParksAndRecreation.''
* %%* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Chloe Sullivan from day one. ComicBook/LoisLane in later seasons.
* %%* Carl Kolchak of ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'' fame.



* Jack [=McGee=] in ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk''. If only he had a badge, he'd be InspectorJavert.
* Edward T. "Ned" Malone from ''Series/SirArthurConanDoylesTheLostWorld''.

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* %%* Jack [=McGee=] in ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk''. If only he had a badge, he'd be InspectorJavert.
* %%* Edward T. "Ned" Malone from ''Series/SirArthurConanDoylesTheLostWorld''.



* James Fullalove and Hugh Conrad from the fifties ''Franchise/{{Quatermass}}'' serials.
* Mike Donovan from ''Series/{{V}}''.
** A bigger example would be Kristine Walsh, who lost her objectivity so completely that she pretty much became the Minister of Propaganda for the Visitors. She changed her tune, however, about five seconds before she was fatally shot. In the A. C. Crispin novelization, she had a reputation for sensationalism and many people said, "(Paraphrasing)<Walter Cronkite?> wants the story and Kristine Walsh wants the GLORY."

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* %%* James Fullalove and Hugh Conrad from the fifties ''Franchise/{{Quatermass}}'' serials.
* Mike Donovan from ''Series/{{V}}''.
** A bigger example would be
''Series/{{V}}'' has Kristine Walsh, who lost her objectivity so completely that she pretty much became the Minister of Propaganda for the Visitors. She changed her tune, however, about five seconds before she was fatally shot. In the A. C. Crispin novelization, she had a reputation for sensationalism and many people said, "(Paraphrasing)<Walter Cronkite?> wants the story and Kristine Walsh wants the GLORY."



* ''Series/LouGrant'' had a whole cadre of intrepid reporters, especially Joe Rossi and Billie Newman.

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* %%* ''Series/LouGrant'' had a whole cadre of intrepid reporters, especially Joe Rossi and Billie Newman.



* Shinji Kido from ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''.

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* %%* Shinji Kido from ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''.



* The ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' adaptation of ''Literature/TheBigFour'' adds a [[CanonForeigner new character]] called Lawrence Tysoe, a journalist who was one of the first people to know about the titular Big Four and stirs up quite a lot of hysteria and panic by publishing the information against his superiors' wishes. He was later recruited by Poirot to the investigation, partly to protect the guy from the organisation he's trying to report on.



* ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' has Gabby and Ty.
** They are given a bigger supporting role in the [[Manga/PokemonSpecial manga]].

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* %%* ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' has Gabby and Ty.
** %%** They are given a bigger supporting role in the [[Manga/PokemonSpecial manga]].
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