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23rd Jun '16 8:50:59 AM Morgenthaler
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** Don Isidro [[MeaningfulName Parodi]] is a DeconstructiveParody of this (and many others mysteries) tropes combined with a juvenalian {{Satire}} of Argentinean society: All the ''"friends"'' who consult him are truly {{Jerkass}}es whom could not care less about Parodiís MiscarriageOfJustice [[GovernmentConspiracy being falsely accused and judged by]] a KangarooCourt [[FrameUp only to save a]] SleazyPolitician mook (TruthInTelevision in all LatinAmerica). Itís implied that all the consultants have enough intellect to discover the crime for themselves, but they canít because they are {{Hypocrite}}s who donít want to face the truth about themselves. One of the consultants lampshades [[DefectiveDetective that an imprisoned man could not be the right person to solve crimes,]] [[HypocriticalHumor only to immediately explain Parodi his case]]. One third of the cases Parodi gets the consultants try to make him his DetectivePatsy, [[DudeWheresMyReward no one pays him]] or try to [[ClearMyName ClearHisName]], and given his situation as everyoneís ButtMonkey, the only triumphs he has is to be the DoomedMoralVictor and tries to make things ForHappiness.

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** Don Isidro [[MeaningfulName Parodi]] is a DeconstructiveParody of this (and many others mysteries) tropes combined with a juvenalian {{Satire}} of Argentinean society: All the ''"friends"'' who consult him are truly {{Jerkass}}es whom could not care less about Parodiís Parodi�s MiscarriageOfJustice [[GovernmentConspiracy being falsely accused and judged by]] a KangarooCourt [[FrameUp only to save a]] SleazyPolitician mook (TruthInTelevision in all LatinAmerica). Itís It�s implied that all the consultants have enough intellect to discover the crime for themselves, but they canít can�t because they are {{Hypocrite}}s who donít don�t want to face the truth about themselves. One of the consultants lampshades [[DefectiveDetective that an imprisoned man could not be the right person to solve crimes,]] [[HypocriticalHumor only to immediately explain Parodi his case]]. One third of the cases Parodi gets the consultants try to make him his DetectivePatsy, [[DudeWheresMyReward no one pays him]] or try to [[ClearMyName ClearHisName]], and given his situation as everyoneís everyone�s ButtMonkey, the only triumphs he has is to be the DoomedMoralVictor and tries to make things ForHappiness.



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23rd Jun '16 5:31:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Officer Flim Flanagan will often arrive on the scene of a crime committed by the Fox after [[KingLeonardoAndHisShortSubjects The Hunter]] has solved it.

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* Officer ''WesternAnimation/KingLeonardoAndHisShortSubjectsOfficer'': Flim Flanagan will often arrive on the scene of a crime committed by the Fox after [[KingLeonardoAndHisShortSubjects The Hunter]] Hunter has solved it.
13th Jun '16 2:00:26 AM PaulA
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* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's Literature/CAugustDupin solved ''Literature/TheMysteryOfMarieRoget'' by reading newspaper accounts.

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* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's Literature/CAugustDupin Literature/CAugusteDupin solved ''Literature/TheMysteryOfMarieRoget'' by reading newspaper accounts.
13th Jun '16 2:00:10 AM PaulA
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* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's C. August Dupin solved ''The Murder of Marie Roget'' by reading newspaper accounts.

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* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's C. August Dupin Literature/CAugustDupin solved ''The Murder of Marie Roget'' ''Literature/TheMysteryOfMarieRoget'' by reading newspaper accounts.
13th Nov '15 7:47:20 PM foxley
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* Henry, of Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Black Widowers'' mysteries, can solve any mystery after hearing it described over dinner.

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* Henry, of Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Black Widowers'' ''Literature/BlackWidowers'' mysteries, can solve any mystery after hearing it described over dinner.
14th Oct '15 5:49:44 AM DaibhidC
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** In "The Empty Hearse", there's a montage of Sherlock solving cases in the initial interview, including the ''Sherlock'' counterpart to "A Case of Identity",

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** In "The Empty Hearse", there's a montage of Sherlock solving cases in the initial interview, including the ''Sherlock'' counterpart to "A Case of Identity", Identity".
14th Oct '15 5:49:26 AM DaibhidC
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** In "The Empty Hearse", there's a montage of Sherlock solving cases in the initial interview, including the ''Sherlock'' counterpart to "A Case of Identity",
12th Apr '15 10:19:56 PM nombretomado
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* Shinchi from ''DetectiveConan'' pretends to be this sometimes when Conan reveals the answer to a case, but is actually there at the crime scene himself (as Conan).

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* Shinchi from ''DetectiveConan'' ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' pretends to be this sometimes when Conan reveals the answer to a case, but is actually there at the crime scene himself (as Conan).
10th Apr '15 1:30:48 AM JamaicanCastle
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* [[http://catb.org/jargon/html/C/casting-the-runes.html British computing lore]] tells of an engineer who, back in the days of massive mainframe computer setups, could diagnose which modules would need to be repaired just by listening to a description of the symptoms (as opposed to the usual technique, which was basically trial and error). Having discerned the problem in this way, he would head out to the installation site, unfold a big diagram of the hardware, and toss chicken bones over them like a fortune teller. Invariably, to the confusion of the customers, the bones knew which parts to replace...
27th Feb '15 1:08:30 PM Alucard
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* Kyouko Kirigiri in ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' solves the bulk of the third case after hearing about it once, in which she'd mysteriously disappeared for the entire incident. She looked like she was going to pull off the same in the fifth trial, but that was a HopelessBossFight in which none of the students had the information necessary to make it solvable.
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