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24th Mar '17 2:11:37 PM marcoasalazarm
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** The rest of the ''Fanfic/SuperwomenOfEva'' series doesn't improves on their portrayal, with them being pretty much Gendo Ikari's KickTheDog goon squad-slash-SecretPolice to enforce [[AssimilationPlot The Scenario's]] route and the loyalty of those who are important to it (as an example: after Shinji talks against Gendo's standing orders to kill the Superwomen on sight in ''Fanfic/SOELilithsHerald'', Gendo simply has Section-2 beat him within an inch of his life and then displayed on NERV Headquarters as an example of what will happen if ''anybody'' attempts to defy him).
16th Mar '17 9:23:01 PM sgamer82
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* One if the major factors in Carly Parker starting the ''Podcast/{{RABBITS}}'' podcast to document her investigation into the disappearance of her childhood friend, Yumiko, is that the police assumed her disappearance was her deliberately running away to escape the academic pressures of a Japanese immigrant household. Putting aside that this stereotypical view is ''not'' an accurate description of Yumiko's parents, it also means they have never taken the investigation seriously enough for Carly. She notes multiple times that her insistence that there is more to it only seems to annoy them.

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* One if of the major factors in Carly Parker starting the ''Podcast/{{RABBITS}}'' podcast to document her investigation into the disappearance of her childhood friend, Yumiko, is that the police assumed her disappearance was her deliberately running away to escape the academic pressures of a Japanese immigrant household. Putting aside that this stereotypical view is ''not'' an accurate description of Yumiko's parents, it also means they have never taken the investigation seriously enough for Carly. She notes multiple times that her insistence that there is more to it only seems to annoy them.
15th Mar '17 6:51:27 AM sgamer82
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* One if the major factors in Carly Parker starting the ''Podcast/{{RABBITS}}'' podcast to document her investigation into the disappearance of her childhood friend, Yumiko, is that the police assumed her disappearance was her deliberately running away to escape the academic pressures of a Japanese immigrant household. Putting aside that this stereotypical view is ''not'' an accurate description of Yumiko's parents, it also means they have never taken the investigation seriously enough for Carly. She notes multiple times that her insistence that there is more to it only seems to annoy them.
5th Mar '17 10:19:35 PM TheJ0ker
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* This is averted in ''WebOriginal/{{Blackburn}}''. While the BCPD is stretched thin, most officers are honest and competent thanks to the leadership of [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Chief Doyle]].
4th Mar '17 9:13:37 PM CASCHero
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* ''Webcomic/{{Supercrash}}'': Police of Norandopolis (the setting of the series) aren't very fond of superheroes and treat them with utter disdain despite clearly not being equipped to handle most of the threats to the city such as monsters. Granted in Oliver (a.k.a Supercrash)'s first encounter with them, they did catch a thief and arrested Oliver alongside him when the thief tried to claim him as an accomplice (didn't help that Oliver mistook him for a fellow hero). While they let Oliver go, it wasn't without humiliation via forcing him to dance while they shot at his feet. In the second encounter, however, Oliver tries to get them to help Jennifer after she faints [[spoiler: from having to defend herself against her henchgirls who rebelled on her]], but all they do is mock him for forgetting to bring in her assailants and laugh in his face, forcing him to carry Jennifer out of their HQ in a huff.
27th Feb '17 7:21:13 PM Willbyr
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23rd Feb '17 4:24:59 AM StarTropes
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** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': The police are useless because the criminal they're chasing is just that good. He's so thorough in covering up his crimes that it takes roughly half of the series to prove that he even exists, let alone responsible for any murders.

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** * [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': The police are useless because the criminal they're chasing is just that good. He's so thorough in covering up his crimes that it takes roughly half of the series to prove that he even exists, let alone responsible for any murders.
8th Feb '17 2:19:14 PM Rubber_Lotus
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*** Ironically, in the earlier Creator/SteveDitko-plotted issues, the police were more often than not on Spidey's side, with civilians and [[SarcasmMode upstanding newspapermen like Jameson]] filling the role of resident Spider-hater(s).
7th Feb '17 12:53:03 PM NickFalcon
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*** However, Gotham City is considered this in-universe; at least once, Gordon has mentioned that he cannot get work as a cop outside of Gotham, because if you're not from Gotham, you don't ''understand'' what the city goes through on a regular basis; all they see is a man who needs a lot of help from a loon dressed up in a special costume but who has no powers.
7th Feb '17 12:07:22 PM NickFalcon
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** [[{{JustifiedTrope}} On the other hand]], if the ''only'' rogue ninja we ever meet are the strongest in the world, that may just mean that if you're NOT at least that strong, ''you don't get away with it.'' We never meet mediocre rogue ninja unless they were following aforementioned elites, after all.
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