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* The Black Rose in ''Anime/AshitaNoNadja''.
* The Kisugi sisters trio in ''Manga/CatsEye''.
** And in Tsukasa Hojo's next work, ''Manga/CityHunter'', you have Kasumi Asou alias Theif n°305, who comes from a line of women phantom thieves.



%%* Eroica from ''Manga/FromEroicaWithLove''



* ''Franchise/LupinIII'' is based on ''Literature/ArseneLupin''; both titular characters are famously uncatchable, with the half-Japanese character being the grandson of the famous French thief.
* In ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'', Freyr (in his first episode), because every GreatDetective needs a rival.
* Maron/"Jeanne" from ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne''.
* Saint Tail from ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'' is a MagicalGirl style thief who uses ImpossiblyAwesomeMagicTrick themed skills to steal back property that was already wrongly taken. Notably, she only leaves calling cards to taunt her KidDetective crush.
* Kaitou Kid (literally known as the Phantom Thief Kid) from ''Manga/MagicKaito'' and''Manga/DetectiveConan''. In ''Magic Kaito'' he had a lot of Lupin homages, including the indefatigable Nakamori for Ganimard and Hakuba Saguru popping over from England in place of Sherlock Holmes.

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* ''Franchise/LupinIII'' is based on ''Literature/ArseneLupin''; both titular characters are famously uncatchable, Played with in ''[[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Ghost in the half-Japanese character being Shell]]'' when the grandson of the famous French thief.
* In ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'', Freyr (in his first episode), because every GreatDetective needs a rival.
* Maron/"Jeanne" from ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne''.
* Saint Tail from ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail''
Major is a MagicalGirl style Cash Eye. [[spoiler:A false thief who uses ImpossiblyAwesomeMagicTrick themed skills created to steal back property that was already wrongly taken. Notably, she only leaves calling cards to taunt her KidDetective crush.
* Kaitou Kid (literally known as the Phantom Thief Kid) from ''Manga/MagicKaito'' and''Manga/DetectiveConan''. In ''Magic Kaito'' he had
trap a lot of Lupin homages, including the indefatigable Nakamori for Ganimard and Hakuba Saguru popping over from England in place of Sherlock Holmes.CorruptCorporateExecutive.]]



%%* ''Manga/ShadowLady''
* X in ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro''. Unfortunately, those aren't [[SerialKiller his only crimes]]...
* Phantom Renegade of ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'' steals rare medals in order to keep them out of the wrong hands. He would actually do a pretty good job, if he didn't clumsily lose them right after gloating over his successful heist.

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%%* ''Manga/ShadowLady''
* X Called out to, but not really played right with [[http://www.mangareader.net/hayate-the-combat-butler/317/6 Fumi and Sharna]] of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''.
* ''Anime/TimeBokan'' series "Kaitou Kiramekiman". Set
in ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro''. Unfortunately, those aren't [[SerialKiller his the near future, the main character are a couple of young thieves named Kiramekiman. Secretly, the goal of Kiramekiman is actually noble, since they are only crimes]]...
* Phantom Renegade of ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'' steals rare medals
stealing certain objects in order to keep them out of maintain peace in the wrong hands. He would actually do future.
* Hailing from ''Anime/KaitouJoker'' is its titular character whose embodies this trope in-universe. His rivals and mentor are also this.
* Saint Tail from ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'' is
a pretty good job, if he didn't clumsily lose them right after gloating over his successful heist.MagicalGirl style thief who uses ImpossiblyAwesomeMagicTrick themed skills to steal back property that was already wrongly taken. Notably, she only leaves calling cards to taunt her KidDetective crush.
* Maron/"Jeanne" from ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne''.



* The Kisugi sisters in ''Manga/CatsEye''.
* And in Tsukasa Hojo's next work, ''Manga/CityHunter'', you have Kasumi Asou alias Theif n°305, who comes from a line of women phantom thieves.
* ''Anime/TimeBokan'': "KaitouKiramekiMan" arc, the two young thieves.

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* The Kisugi sisters in ''Manga/CatsEye''.
* And in Tsukasa Hojo's next work, ''Manga/CityHunter'', you have Kasumi Asou alias Theif n°305, who comes from
''Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles'' has a line of women phantom thieves.
* ''Anime/TimeBokan'': "KaitouKiramekiMan" arc, the two young thieves.
female example with male name "Gentleman thief/Kaitou Shinshi".



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* ''Manga/{{Mouse}}''''Franchise/LupinIII'' is based on ''Literature/ArseneLupin''; both titular characters are famously uncatchable, with the half-Japanese character being the grandson of the famous French thief.
* Kaitou Kid (literally known as the Phantom Thief Kid) from ''Manga/MagicKaito'' and ''Manga/DetectiveConan''. In ''Magic Kaito'' he had a lot of Lupin homages, including the indefatigable Nakamori for Ganimard and Hakuba Saguru popping over from England in place of Sherlock Holmes.
* X in ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro''. Unfortunately, those aren't [[SerialKiller his only crimes]]...
* Phantom Renegade of ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'' steals rare medals in order to keep them out of the wrong hands. He would actually do a pretty good job, if he didn't clumsily lose them right after gloating over his successful heist.
%%* ''Manga/{{Mouse}}''
* In ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'', Freyr (in his first episode), because every GreatDetective needs a rival.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Nami can steal practically anything without anyone noticing (as seen in the Drum arc). However she prefers to brag.
* Twenty Faces from Kigitsu Katsuhisa's one-shot manga ''Phase 20''.



* Played with in ''[[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Ghost in the Shell]]'' when the Major is Cash Eye. [[spoiler:A false thief created to trap a CorruptCorporateExecutive.]]
* Called out to, but not really played right with [[http://www.mangareader.net/hayate-the-combat-butler/317/6 Fumi and Sharna]] of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Nami can steal practically anything without anyone noticing (as seen in the Drum arc). However she prefers to brag.
* The Black Rose in ''Anime/AshitaNoNadja''.

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* Played ''Manga/ShadowLady'' has Aimi Komori that crosses paths with in ''[[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Ghost in De-Mo, a resident of the Shell]]'' when Demon World who forcefully introduces her to the Major is Cash Eye. [[spoiler:A false thief created to trap magic eye shadow that transforms her into Shadow Lady, a CorruptCorporateExecutive.]]
* Called out to, but not really played right with [[http://www.mangareader.net/hayate-the-combat-butler/317/6 Fumi and Sharna]] of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Nami can steal practically anything without anyone noticing (as seen in
ClassyCatBurglar that becomes the Drum arc). However she prefers to brag.
* The Black Rose in ''Anime/AshitaNoNadja''.
focus of a police task force led by Bright Honda.



* Twenty Faces from Kigitsu Katsuhisa's one-shot manga ''Phase 20''.
* Eroica from ''Manga/FromEroicaWithLove''
* Hailing from ''Anime/KaitouJoker'' is its titular character whose embodies this trope in-universe. His rivals and mentor are also this.
* Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles has a female example with male name "Gentleman thief/Kaitou Shinshi".

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* Twenty Faces from Kigitsu Katsuhisa's one-shot manga ''Phase 20''.
* Eroica from ''Manga/FromEroicaWithLove''
* Hailing from ''Anime/KaitouJoker'' is its titular character whose embodies this trope in-universe. His rivals and mentor are also this.
* Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles has a female example with male name "Gentleman thief/Kaitou Shinshi".

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1st Jul '16 2:00:42 AM rafi
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%%* Tuxedo Mask from ''Franchise/SailorMoon''.

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%%* Tuxedo Mask * The Man of Twenty Faces from ''Franchise/SailorMoon''.''Manga/ClampSchoolDetectives'' (and his own manga; note that the manga was inspired by a GentlemanThief by the same name from earlier books, movies, and television).



* More obviously (and recently) Dark, from ''Manga/DNAngel,'' although he steals cursed items to get them uncursed.
* Psiren of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''. [[spoiler:The people of her city don't really want her caught - it's an {{Expy}} of Venice and will soon slide underwater, so she's the only thing keeping people coming.]]



* The Man of Twenty Faces from ''Manga/ClampSchoolDetectives'' (and his own manga; note that the manga was inspired by a GentlemanThief by the same name from earlier books, movies, and television).
* More obviously (and recently) Dark, from ''Manga/DNAngel,'' although he steals cursed items to get them uncursed.
* Psiren of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''. [[spoiler:The people of her city don't really want her caught - it's an {{Expy}} of Venice and will soon slide underwater, so she's the only thing keeping people coming.]]
* Kaitou Kid (literally known as the Phantom Thief Kid) from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' and ''Manga/MagicKaito'' has this [[IncrediblyLamePun in spades]].
** In ''Magic Kaito'' he had a lot of Lupin homages, including the indefatigable Nakamori for Ganimard and Hakuba Saguru popping over from England in place of Sherlock Holmes.

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* The Man of Twenty Faces from ''Manga/ClampSchoolDetectives'' (and his own manga; note that the manga was inspired by a GentlemanThief by the same name from earlier books, movies, and television).
* More obviously (and recently) Dark, from ''Manga/DNAngel,'' although he steals cursed items to get them uncursed.
* Psiren of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''. [[spoiler:The people of her city don't really want her caught - it's an {{Expy}} of Venice and will soon slide underwater, so she's the only thing keeping people coming.]]
* Kaitou Kid (literally known as the Phantom Thief Kid) from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' and ''Manga/MagicKaito'' has this [[IncrediblyLamePun in spades]].
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and''Manga/DetectiveConan''. In ''Magic Kaito'' he had a lot of Lupin homages, including the indefatigable Nakamori for Ganimard and Hakuba Saguru popping over from England in place of Sherlock Holmes.



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* [[DarkActionGirl Shego]] from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. It's better to steal things than to buy them, because doing so nets you something important in the tools of the trade: experience.
12th May '16 6:22:03 PM wentesur
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* Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles has a female example with male name "Gentleman thief/Kaitou Shinshi".
30th Dec '15 9:11:46 AM danime91
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** Which apparently include entire ''islands'' and ''legendary pokemon''. Hoopa would also classify as an ImpossibleThief.
7th Dec '15 9:26:40 AM Hossmeister
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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'': ''Trials and Tribulations'', Mask☆[=DeMasque=] (yes, [[LuckyCharmsTitle complete with the star]]) is a PhantomThief - and he's your client. Your [[NervousWreck high-strung]], [[CowardlyLion flighty]] client. The same case gives us his self-declared [[GreatDetective Ace Detective]] [[TheRival rival]], Luke Atmey. [[spoiler: Guess what: he really isn't. Further guess what: he really is ''but'' he didn't commit the theft in question - that was Atmey, who was responsible for putting him up to most of his previous heists and was using this one [[CrazyAwesome as an alibi]].]] It's an awesome moment when [[spoiler: you get the [[LoveableRogue loveable little bastard]] cleared of all the crimes he actually did commit, almost by accident]].

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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'': ''Trials and Tribulations'', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', Mask☆[=DeMasque=] (yes, [[LuckyCharmsTitle complete with the star]]) is a PhantomThief - and he's your client. Your [[NervousWreck high-strung]], [[CowardlyLion flighty]] client. The same case gives us his self-declared [[GreatDetective Ace Detective]] [[TheRival rival]], Luke Atmey. [[spoiler: Guess what: he really isn't. Further guess what: he really is ''but'' he didn't commit the theft in question - that was Atmey, who was responsible for putting him up to most of his previous heists and was using this one [[CrazyAwesome as an alibi]].]] It's an awesome moment when [[spoiler: you get the [[LoveableRogue loveable little bastard]] cleared of all the crimes he actually did commit, almost by accident]].
28th Nov '15 3:50:50 PM Bisected8
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* Saint Tail from ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail''.

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* Saint Tail from ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail''.''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'' is a MagicalGirl style thief who uses ImpossiblyAwesomeMagicTrick themed skills to steal back property that was already wrongly taken. Notably, she only leaves calling cards to taunt her KidDetective crush.
16th Nov '15 6:34:19 PM Adept
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** In ''MagicKaito'' he had a lot of Lupin homages, including the indefatigable Nakamori for Ganimard and Hakuba Saguru popping over from England in place of Sherlock Holmes.

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** In ''MagicKaito'' ''Magic Kaito'' he had a lot of Lupin homages, including the indefatigable Nakamori for Ganimard and Hakuba Saguru popping over from England in place of Sherlock Holmes.
15th Oct '15 10:25:06 AM SunflowerDream
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* Hailing from ''Anime/JOKER'' is its titular character whose embodies this trope in-universe. His rivals and mentor are also this.

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* Hailing from ''Anime/JOKER'' ''Anime/KaitouJoker'' is its titular character whose embodies this trope in-universe. His rivals and mentor are also this.
15th Oct '15 10:20:19 AM SunflowerDream
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* Hailing from ''JOKER'' is its titular character whose embodies this trope in-universe.

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* Hailing from ''JOKER'' ''Anime/JOKER'' is its titular character whose embodies this trope in-universe.
in-universe. His rivals and mentor are also this.
1st Oct '15 3:53:18 PM nombretomado
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* One of the earliest examples is probably OsamuTezuka's ''Manga/RainbowParakeet'', whose unusual name comes from his mastery of disguise & ability to mimic voices.

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* One of the earliest examples is probably OsamuTezuka's Creator/OsamuTezuka's ''Manga/RainbowParakeet'', whose unusual name comes from his mastery of disguise & ability to mimic voices.
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