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* Florence in ''Film/MysteryOfTheWaxMuseum'', who proceeds headfirst into danger to get a story; ignoring the advice of her editor, her best friend, and the police.
30th May '18 11:50:51 AM darkemyst
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** In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, both the ''Daily Bugle'''s publisher, J. Jonah Jameson, and its editor-in-chief Joe Robertson had aspects of this. As did a number of the paper's journalists, including photographer Peter Parker alias Spider-Man. Also Peter's former romantic rival Ned Leeds and his widow, Betty Brant.

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** In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, both the ''Daily Bugle'''s publisher, J. Jonah Jameson, and its editor-in-chief Joe Robertson had aspects of this. As did a number of the paper's journalists, including photographer Peter Parker alias Spider-Man.ComicBook/SpiderMan. Also Peter's former romantic rival Ned Leeds and his widow, Betty Brant.



** In a slight subversion, Owl Girl, the sidekick of the Golden Age hero The Owl, was gossip columnist Belle [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Wayne]].
** The Golden Age Blue Beetle's girlfriend was a reporter; she even appeared in one solo story as ''Joan Mason, Girl Reporter'' in 1945.

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** In a slight subversion, Owl Girl, the sidekick of the Dell Comics Golden Age hero The Owl, was gossip columnist Belle [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Wayne]].
Belle Wayne.
** The Golden Age Blue Beetle's ComicBook/BlueBeetle's girlfriend was a reporter; she even appeared in one solo story as ''Joan Mason, Girl Reporter'' in 1945.
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* Frank West of ''VideoGame/DeadRising''. [[MemeticMutation He's covered wars, you know.]]

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* Frank West of ''VideoGame/DeadRising''. [[MemeticMutation He's covered wars, you know.]]know]].



* Piper Wright in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''.

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

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* Elena Fisher from ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' is more than willing to risk her life for a story. The second game essentially makes her into a full-fledged ActionGirl who just happens to be a reporter.
** In ''[[VideoGame/UnchartedDrakesFortune Drake's Fortune]]'', she JumpedAtTheCall. Sort of. She and her producers had already paid Nate for his little diving expedition, and they (and she) really wanted a story to go along with their investment. She gets dragged into the adventure when Nate takes her to the supposedly deserted island and their plane (their only way home, initially) gets shot down. The second game has her in full intrepid reporter mode, trying very hard to prove that BigBad Zoran Lazarevic is still alive so that the United Nations or whoever will actually capture and try him for his numerous crimes.

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* Elena Fisher from ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' is more than willing to risk her life for a story. The second game essentially makes her into a full-fledged ActionGirl who just happens to be a reporter.
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reporter. In ''[[VideoGame/UnchartedDrakesFortune Drake's Fortune]]'', she JumpedAtTheCall. Sort of. She and her producers had already paid Nate for his little diving expedition, and they (and she) really wanted a story to go along with their investment. She gets dragged into the adventure when Nate takes her to the supposedly deserted island and their plane (their only way home, initially) gets shot down. The second game has her in full intrepid reporter mode, trying very hard to prove that BigBad Zoran Lazarevic is still alive so that the United Nations or whoever will actually capture and try him for his numerous crimes.



* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has minor character Emily Wong, whom you can help on a few occasions, as well as another, less friendly reporter whom you can punch in the ribs.
** Emily Wong takes field reporting to the next level, when she ''livetweets the Reaper invasion''. [[spoiler: And dies a HeroicSacrifice.]]

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has minor character Emily Wong, whom you can help on a few occasions, as well as another, less friendly reporter whom you can punch in the ribs.
** Emily Wong
ribs. She takes field reporting to the next level, when she ''livetweets the Reaper invasion''. [[spoiler: And dies a HeroicSacrifice.]]



* Madison Paige, one of the protagonists of ''VideoGame/HeavyRain''. She seems to specialize in almost getting killed by creepy serial killers.
** Madison veers towards an IndecisiveDeconstruction, as she is plagued by nightmares of being assaulted and killed due to the danger she puts herself in for her job. But this is never brought up after her introduction and she doesn't seem bothered by the events she goes through in the game itself.

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* Madison Paige, one of the protagonists of ''VideoGame/HeavyRain''. She seems to specialize in almost getting killed by creepy serial killers.
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killers. Madison veers towards an IndecisiveDeconstruction, as she is plagued by nightmares of being assaulted and killed due to the danger she puts herself in for her job. But this is never brought up after her introduction and she doesn't seem bothered by the events she goes through in the game itself.



* ''VideoGame/TheDig'' costars Maggie Robbins, a journalist who achieved worldwide fame through this style of reporting and uses it to wangle her way aboard the Space Shuttle on its mission to divert an asteroid from crashing into the Earth. She ends up getting whisked along for the ride when it turns out to be an alien spaceship.
** The other reason she was there was that she has a gift for learning new languages, and the government wanted her as a possible interpreter if aliens turned out to be involved. They did.

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* ''VideoGame/TheDig'' costars Maggie Robbins, a journalist who achieved worldwide fame through this style of reporting and uses it to wangle wrangle her way aboard the Space Shuttle on its mission to divert an asteroid from crashing into the Earth. She ends up getting whisked along for the ride when it turns out to be an alien spaceship.
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spaceship. The other reason she was there was that she has a gift for learning new languages, and the government wanted her as a possible interpreter if aliens turned out to be involved. They did.



* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has Carol, big sister of [[StraightMan Sarah]]. Her motto is "I ''grew up'' in Moperville. ''Weird stuff'' [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-01-20 happens here]]". In the last appearance she has a blitz interview on "superhero sighting" opened with ''[[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-10-18 low-altitude drop from a helicopter]]''. Merely to reach her witnesses quickly and have her team's copter free to chase "Cheerleadra" at the same time.

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''
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Carol, big sister of [[StraightMan Sarah]]. Her motto is "I ''grew up'' in Moperville. ''Weird stuff'' [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-01-20 happens here]]". In the last appearance she has a blitz interview on "superhero sighting" opened with ''[[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-10-18 low-altitude drop from a helicopter]]''. Merely to reach her witnesses quickly and have her team's copter free to chase "Cheerleadra" at the same time.



* Quite a few RealLife reporters have fitted this mold for at least some of their careers. Nellie Bly, for example. And [[Film/AllThePresidentsMen Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein]] would hardly have gotten their stories on Watergate if they hadn't been a bit intrepid.
** Nellie Bly's exploits in search of the story include traveling [[Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays around the world in ]]'''[[Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays 72 days]]''' in 1889 and infiltrating a lunatic asylum as a patient in 1887.
* The late, great Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (AKA Raoul Duke), founder of a branch of journalism called "Gonzo" (no, not THAT [[Franchise/TheMuppets Gonzo]] (or that OTHER {{Creator/GONZO}})), who not only went out to find the stories, he fucking MADE them, and included himself, the line between journalism and fiction was delightfully and psychedelically blended. Played particularly straight when he was sent to cover a motorcycle race and a police convention, and ended up with Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas.
** His CrowningMomentOfAwesome for this trope came earlier--he rode with the Hell's Angels for several months, got [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown stomped]] by them after it became clear he wasn't a pet publicist who would lead them to a lot of money, and, despite his famous temper, ''still'' wrote a fair and compassionate, though not blindly sympathetic, account of his time with them.
** Another moment was his (satirical) claim that, judging from appearances, Edmund Muskie was on the South American hallucinogenic Ibogaine during the '72 election campaign. It got picked up and reported as real news, apparently by news organizations who hadn't gotten the word about Hunter yet... This actually caused some problems for Muskie, or at least an uncomfortable question or two from the press.
* In Australia, two rival "current-affairs" shows, ''TodayTonight'' and ''ACurrentAffair'' practice "foot-in-the-door" investigative "journalism". The war between TT and ACA can get quite nasty.
** Though the actual quality of the stories on both shows is up for debate.

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* Quite a few RealLife reporters have fitted this mold for at least some of their careers. Nellie Bly, for example. And [[Film/AllThePresidentsMen Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein]] would hardly have gotten their stories on Watergate if they hadn't been a bit intrepid.
** Nellie
intrepid. Bly's exploits in search of the story include traveling [[Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays around the world in ]]'''[[Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays 72 days]]''' in 1889 and infiltrating a lunatic asylum as a patient in 1887.
* The late, great Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (AKA Raoul Duke), founder of a branch of journalism called "Gonzo" (no, not THAT [[Franchise/TheMuppets Gonzo]] (or that OTHER {{Creator/GONZO}})), who not only went out to find the stories, he fucking MADE them, and included himself, the line between journalism and fiction was delightfully and psychedelically blended. Played particularly straight when he was sent to cover a motorcycle race and a police convention, and ended up with Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas.
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Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas. His CrowningMomentOfAwesome for this trope came earlier--he earlier: he rode with the Hell's Angels for several months, got [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown stomped]] by them after it became clear he wasn't a pet publicist who would lead them to a lot of money, and, despite his famous temper, ''still'' wrote a fair and compassionate, though not blindly sympathetic, account of his time with them.
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them. Another moment was his (satirical) claim that, judging from appearances, Edmund Muskie was on the South American hallucinogenic Ibogaine during the '72 election campaign. It got picked up and reported as real news, apparently by news organizations who hadn't gotten the word about Hunter yet... This actually caused some problems for Muskie, or at least an uncomfortable question or two from the press.
* In Australia, two rival "current-affairs" shows, ''TodayTonight'' and ''ACurrentAffair'' practice "foot-in-the-door" investigative "journalism". The war between TT and ACA can get quite nasty.
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nasty. Though the actual quality of the stories on both shows is up for debate.



* Herb Morrison of WLS, who recorded the iconic reportage of UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg disaster, is arguably an example of this. He was clearly shocked and frightened, but stood his ground and kept right on recording until he was finally overcome by the smoke and heat and forced to seek shelter. Minutes later, he was outside again, interviewing survivors.
** 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 stand there and tell you about it.''

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* Herb Morrison of WLS, who recorded the iconic reportage of UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg disaster, is arguably an example of this. He was clearly shocked and frightened, but stood his ground and kept right on recording until he was finally overcome by the smoke and heat and forced to seek shelter. Minutes later, he was outside again, interviewing survivors. \n** 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 stand there and tell you about it.''



* Egon Erwin Kisch, whom you may call a RealLife TricksterArchetype. As he said about himself: "I'm a German. I'm a Czech. I'm a Jew. I'm a Communist. I'm from a good family. I'm a student corps member. One of those always helps me out."
** He was actually called "Der rasende Reporter" ("The Furious/Speedy Reporter").

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* Egon Erwin Kisch, whom you may call a RealLife TricksterArchetype. As he said about himself: "I'm a German. I'm a Czech. I'm a Jew. I'm a Communist. I'm from a good family. I'm a student corps member. One of those always helps me out."
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" He was actually called "Der rasende Reporter" ("The Furious/Speedy Reporter").



* We have two intrepid documentary filmmakers to thank for ''[[Film/NineEleven 9/11]]'', whom upon seeing a major disaster was affecting New York City, kept following the firefighters they were filming, giving us the priceless only footage from inside the World Trade Center on 9/11.
** Many intrepid reporters covered the burning towers. It's actually quite a miracle that only one intrepid reporter actually died covering it - [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Biggart Bill Biggart]]. The other reporter to die as a result of 9/11 was Thomas Pecorelli, a freelance Photojournalist who, unfortunately, was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 11, which kicked the whole event off, so he likely didn't ever know just how big a story he was caught up in.

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* We have two intrepid documentary filmmakers to thank for ''[[Film/NineEleven 9/11]]'', whom upon seeing a major disaster was affecting New York City, kept following the firefighters they were filming, giving us the priceless only footage from inside the World Trade Center on 9/11.
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9/11. Many intrepid reporters covered the burning towers. It's actually quite a miracle that only one intrepid reporter actually died covering it - [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Biggart Bill Biggart]]. The other reporter to die as a result of 9/11 was Thomas Pecorelli, a freelance Photojournalist who, unfortunately, was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 11, which kicked the whole event off, so he likely didn't ever know just how big a story he was caught up in.



* Santiago Pavlovic is a famous [[UsefulNotes/{{Chile}} chilean]] and very intrepid reporter. Although [[EyeScream he lost an eye when he was a child]], [[HandicappedBadass he became one of the most famous reporters and a mainstay in the Chilean TV channel TVN]]. In 1984, Pavlovic created ''Informe Especial''[[note]](Spanish for "Special Report")[[/note]], an investigation program where he and his team reported [[LongRunners and still report]] diverse controversial themes, which include coverage of wars (Gulf War, Balkan Wars, Iraq & Afghanistan Wars, the Ukraine Conflict), give info about lethal diseases (AIDS, Malaria), unveiling public scandals and even revealing the horrors of UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet's dictatorship between 1973 and 1990. Because of his 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''.
** And for an extend, also various of his ex-companions in the time they were in ''Informe Especial'': Rafael Cavada, Alipio Vera and Amaro Gomez-Pablos (the latter eventually became TV anchorman of the channel between 2004 and 2015.)

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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]], [[HandicappedBadass he became one of the most famous reporters and a mainstay in the Chilean TV channel TVN]]. In 1984, Pavlovic created ''Informe Especial''[[note]](Spanish for "Special Report")[[/note]], an investigation program where he and his team reported [[LongRunners and still report]] diverse controversial themes, which include coverage of wars (Gulf War, Balkan Wars, Iraq & Afghanistan Wars, the Ukraine Conflict), give info about lethal diseases (AIDS, Malaria), unveiling public scandals and even revealing the horrors of UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet's dictatorship between 1973 and 1990. Because of his 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''.
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''Franchise/MetalGear''. And for an extend, extension, also various of his ex-companions in the time they were in ''Informe Especial'': Rafael Cavada, Alipio Vera and Amaro Gomez-Pablos (the latter eventually became TV anchorman of the channel between 2004 and 2015.)2015).
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* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels Captain Caveman]]'' shorts on ''[[TheFlintstones The Flintstone Comedy Show]]'', Betty and Wilma were reporters for "The Daily Granite" who'd wind up accompanying Captain Caveman on his adventures.

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* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels Captain Caveman]]'' shorts on ''[[TheFlintstones ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones The Flintstone Comedy Show]]'', Betty and Wilma were reporters for "The Daily Granite" who'd wind up accompanying Captain Caveman on his adventures.
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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': Luisa Rey.
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* Özge Egeli in ''Series/{{Fi]]. Even after getting fired from her magazine, she never lets up her pursuit of Can Manay's darkest secrets.

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* Özge Egeli in ''Series/{{Fi]].''Series/{{Fi}}''. Even after getting fired from her magazine, she never lets up her pursuit of Can Manay's darkest secrets.
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* Özge Egeli in ''Series/{{Fi]]. Even after getting fired from her magazine, she never lets up her pursuit of Can Manay's darkest secrets.
18th Feb '18 8:46:03 AM AgProv
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* Creator/{{ITV} football commentator John Helm turned up to a routine TV engagement on the 11th May 1985, to report on a Third Division match between Bradford City and Lincoln City, a football game a long way away from the glamour of Manchester United or Chelsea. He was, in fact, practically the only journalist in the ground, so low was the sporting or news significance of the fixture. He and his camera team then recorded the horror of the stadium fire that erupted unexpectedly and was responsible for the deaths of fifty-six people and were the only news presence there for a long time.

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* Creator/{{ITV} Creator/{{ITV}} football commentator John Helm turned up to a routine TV engagement on the 11th May 1985, to report on a Third Division match between Bradford City and Lincoln City, a football game a long way away from the glamour of Manchester United or Chelsea. He was, in fact, practically the only journalist in the ground, so low was the sporting or news significance of the fixture. He and his camera team then recorded the horror of the stadium fire that erupted unexpectedly and was responsible for the deaths of fifty-six people and were the only news presence there for a long time.
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* Creator/{{ITV} football commentator John Helm turned up to a routine TV engagement on the 11th May 1985, to report on a Third Division match between Bradford City and Lincoln City, a football game a long way away from the glamour of Manchester United or Chelsea. He was, in fact, practically the only journalist in the ground, so low was the sporting or news significance of the fixture. He and his camera team then recorded the horror of the stadium fire that erupted unexpectedly and was responsible for the deaths of fifty-six people and were the only news presence there for a long time.
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* Tae Asakura of ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy''.

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* Tae Asakura of ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy''.''VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy''.
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