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31st Dec '16 1:07:28 PM nombretomado
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* EnidBlyton's ''Famous Five''. And ''Secret Seven''. And ''Five Find-Outers''. And others.

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* EnidBlyton's Creator/EnidBlyton's ''Famous Five''. And ''Secret Seven''. And ''Five Find-Outers''. And others.
9th Nov '16 4:50:40 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Naoto Shirogane of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. Dissected, as well: the police force ''hates'' having to call Naoto in on the serial murder case, and [[spoiler:she's passed herself off as a boy for years because of how male-dominated the police are. Her Shadow taunts her over how mature she tries to act to get past the "young detective" bit - it's worth noting that her Shadow flip-flops between overly mature dialog and crying like a baby.]]
* Goro Akechi from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' appears to be another KidDetective, but since the heroes are on the [[PhantomThief other side of the law]] he has a [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist more antagonistic]] relationship to them at first.

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* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
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Naoto Shirogane of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''.4}}'', who's known all across Japan as the "Detective Prince". Dissected, as well: the police force ''hates'' having to call Naoto in on the serial murder case, and [[spoiler:she's passed herself off as a boy for years because of how male-dominated the police are. Her Shadow taunts her over how mature she tries to act to get past the "young detective" bit - it's worth noting that her Shadow flip-flops between overly mature dialog and crying like a baby.]]
* ** Goro Akechi from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' appears to be another a Naoto-like KidDetective, to the point where he's known as "The Second Coming of the Detective Prince", but since the heroes are on the [[PhantomThief other side of the law]] law]], he has a [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist more antagonistic]] relationship to them at first.first. [[spoiler:It turns out that he's a FakeUltimateHero who's the true culprit behind all of the cases he "solved"]].
29th Oct '16 5:48:27 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied with the Mystery Solving Teens from ''HarkAVagrant'' - unlike most teenage detectives, they act like typical teenagers, meaning they rarely ''do'' anything relevant to the case.

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* Parodied with the Mystery Solving Teens from ''HarkAVagrant'' ''Webcomic/HarkAVagrant'' - unlike most teenage detectives, they act like typical teenagers, meaning they rarely ''do'' anything relevant to the case.
9th Sep '16 9:49:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Flavia Gemini of ''Literature/TheRomanMysteries'' is a Kid Detective in TheRomanEmpire. She is assisted by three friends and various adults.

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* Flavia Gemini of ''Literature/TheRomanMysteries'' is a Kid Detective in TheRomanEmpire.UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire. She is assisted by three friends and various adults.
1st Jul '16 10:11:33 PM Wyvernil
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* Goro Akechi from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' appears to be another KidDetective, but since the heroes are on the [[PhantomThief other side of the law]] he has a [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist more antagonistic]] relationship to them at first.
21st Feb '16 9:43:34 AM rafi
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* ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' is a variation in which three out of the FourGirlEnsemble detectives have super-powers. Toyed with in that two of the girls are actually official law enforcement personnel.



* Narutaki from ''Manga/SteamDetectives'', son of Steam City's greatest detective and a child genius.
* Fuyuki from ''Manga/SgtFrog'' ends up acting in this capacity in a few episodes of the anime.



* ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' is a variation in which three out of the FourGirlEnsemble detectives have super-powers. Toyed with in that two of the girls are actually official law enforcement personnel.



* ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'' has Loki from mythology as an apparent kid detective, though he's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.

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* ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'' has Loki from mythology as an apparent kid detective, though he's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.''Manga/FutureDiary'': Akise when he is introduced is a ''Kid Detective''.
* The obscure OVA ''Girl Detective Club'' would be about this trope focusing on three private school girls, Yuriko, Shizuka, and Midori... except beyond the title [[NonIndicativeTitle no club is actually mentioned]] and the only mystery the girls solve concerns Midori's disappearance. It turns out she was abducted by the school chairman so he could steal some kind of war machine hidden in her family's mansion and then use it to take over the world. But then Yuriko and Shizuka accidentally find it, turn it on, and obliviously pave a swath of destruction through the city on their way to rescue Midori. It's a... very weird piece of animation.



* ''MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'' is a subversion. Although [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Yako]] is supposed to be the leader of the detective agency (and she is billed as such), Neuro is the one doing all the detective work and is using her as a front. Later on, it ''is'' hinted that Yako is actually a semi-competent detective on her own, though.
* ''Manga/FutureDiary'' Akise when he is introduced is a ''Kid Detective''

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* ''MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'' ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'' is a subversion. Although [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Yako]] is supposed to be the leader of the detective agency (and she is billed as such), Neuro is the one doing all the detective work and is using her as a front. Later on, it ''is'' hinted that Yako is actually a semi-competent detective on her own, though.
* ''Manga/FutureDiary'' Akise when he is introduced is ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'' has Loki from mythology as an apparent kid detective, though he's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.
* Fuyuki from ''Manga/SgtFrog'' ends up acting in this capacity in
a ''Kid Detective''few episodes of the anime.
* Narutaki from ''Manga/SteamDetectives'', son of Steam City's greatest detective and a child genius.



* The obscure OVA ''Girl Detective Club'' would be about this trope focusing on three private school girls, Yuriko, Shizuka, and Midori... except beyond the title [[NonIndicativeTitle no club is actually mentioned]] and the only mystery the girls solve concerns Midori's disappearance. It turns out she was abducted by the school chairman so he could steal some kind of war machine hidden in her family's mansion and then use it to take over the world. But then Yuriko and Shizuka accidentally find it, turn it on, and obliviously pave a swath of destruction through the city on their way to rescue Midori. It's a... very weird piece of animation.
20th Jan '16 1:53:08 PM cdrood
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* Ted Mosby of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' claimed to have been one in his youth, teaming with his sister as "The Mosby Boys". His friends don't think much of his detective skills, but they are portrayed inconsistently throughout the series and there were cases where he was quite insightful in putting clues together such as in "Blitzgiving".
19th Jan '16 2:44:17 AM Adept
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* ''MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'' has Loki from mythology as an apparent kid detective, though he's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.

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* ''MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'' ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'' has Loki from mythology as an apparent kid detective, though he's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.
10th Jan '16 2:44:45 AM MyTimingIsOff
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* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'': Despite the fact that the main characters are constantly referred to as "[[YouMeddlingKids meddling kids]]" and variants thereof by the various villains of the week upon capture, most incarnations of the show don't fit the trope since they're teenagers, not children. ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'', on the other hand, does qualify, featuring [[SpinoffBabies child versions of the characters]].

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* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'': Despite the fact that the main characters are constantly referred to as "[[YouMeddlingKids meddling kids]]" and variants thereof by the various villains of the week upon capture, most incarnations of the show franchise don't fit the trope since they're teenagers, not children. ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'', on the other hand, does qualify, featuring [[SpinoffBabies child versions of the characters]].
10th Jan '16 2:42:50 AM MyTimingIsOff
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* ''ScoobyDoo'' is a borderline example; although they are old enough to drive, they are called "you meddling kids" all the time. However, they have many spinoffs with younger heroes, such as ''ClueClub'', whose youngest member complains about [[CompetenceZone not being allowed to come along on the adventures]].\\
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The series also has the variant that the local sheriff is well aware of how skilled the kids are and regularly consults with them (He must have severe budget constraints for investigations if he has to turn to a group of teen amateurs, albeit skilled ones).\\
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A more straight example is in ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'' where the characters are younger than in other series.
* Penny, the niece of ''InspectorGadget'', is well-known for her snooping, her being captured, and her ability to stop the bad guys singlehandedly [[OnceAnEpisode every single episode]].

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* ''ScoobyDoo'' is a borderline example; although they are old enough to drive, they are called "you meddling kids" all ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'': Despite the time. However, they have many spinoffs with younger heroes, such as ''ClueClub'', whose youngest member complains about [[CompetenceZone not being allowed to come along on the adventures]].\\
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The series also has the variant
fact that the local sheriff is well aware of how skilled the kids are and regularly consults with them (He must have severe budget constraints for investigations if he has to turn to a group of teen amateurs, albeit skilled ones).\\
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A more straight example is in ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'' where the
main characters are younger than in constantly referred to as "[[YouMeddlingKids meddling kids]]" and variants thereof by the various villains of the week upon capture, most incarnations of the show don't fit the trope since they're teenagers, not children. ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'', on the other series.
hand, does qualify, featuring [[SpinoffBabies child versions of the characters]].
* Penny, the niece of ''InspectorGadget'', ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', is well-known for her snooping, her being captured, and her ability to stop the bad guys singlehandedly [[OnceAnEpisode every single episode]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has done this numerous times with Bart and/or Lisa. The first such instance is when Krusty gets arrested for armed robbery but some sleuthing discovers that it was actually [[ItWasHisSled Sideshow Bob]] trying to frame Krusty. Nelson also takes it up later on, with Bart and Lisa being the suspects.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has done this numerous times with Bart and/or Lisa. The first such instance is when Krusty gets arrested for armed robbery but some sleuthing discovers that it was actually [[ItWasHisSled Sideshow Bob]] Bob trying to frame Krusty. Nelson also takes it up later on, with Bart and Lisa being the suspects.



* ''{{Fillmore}}'' is a cop version of this trope; the title character is [[YellowSashOfPower a hall monitor]] at his middle school.
* ''TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''. The youngest four fit the role perfectly, especially Flip, but the others are teens.

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* ''{{Fillmore}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' is a cop version of this trope; the title character is [[YellowSashOfPower a hall monitor]] at his middle school.
* ''TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''.''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''. The youngest four fit the role perfectly, especially Flip, but the others are teens.
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