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6th Jan '16 2:06:54 PM FF32
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* In an American example, Detective Cole Phelps of ''LANoire'' begins to enjoy this as the game progresses, and it's particularly noticeable when people on the street recognize him as "that cop from the papers". [[spoiler: It comes back to bite him when he's accused of adultery.]]
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* In an American example, Detective Cole Phelps of ''LANoire'' ''VideoGame/LANoire'' begins to enjoy this as the game progresses, and it's particularly noticeable when people on the street recognize him as "that cop from the papers". [[spoiler: It comes back to bite him when he's accused of adultery.]]
12th Nov '15 5:31:02 PM nombretomado
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* RobertRankin has [[PsmithPsyndrome Inspectre Hovis]] of Scotland Yard - ''the man, the legend, and ''the'' detective.'' Although [[PunBasedTitle ''Raiders of the Lost Car Park'']] admits:
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* RobertRankin Creator/RobertRankin has [[PsmithPsyndrome Inspectre Hovis]] of Scotland Yard - ''the man, the legend, and ''the'' detective.'' Although [[PunBasedTitle ''Raiders of the Lost Car Park'']] admits:
28th Sep '15 6:58:40 PM jormis29
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** A notable subversion in the film starring Robert Downey Jr. Holmes is universally known by many of the important people in the city, but is less known in the down low of things. While he is known for his eccentricities, he does not let his picture get taken and thus he is hard to describe in detail. This makes it easy for him to adopt a disguise whenever he needs one, and he is VERY good at it.
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** A notable subversion in [[Film/{{Sherlock}} the film starring Robert Downey Jr. Jr.]] Holmes is universally known by many of the important people in the city, but is less known in the down low of things. While he is known for his eccentricities, he does not let his picture get taken and thus he is hard to describe in detail. This makes it easy for him to adopt a disguise whenever he needs one, and he is VERY good at it.
28th Sep '15 6:57:19 PM jormis29
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** Also in the patische, ''The Seven-Per-Cent-Solution'', Holmes is in Germany for detoxification with Sigmund Freud, but finds a mystery to investigate to really get his spirits up. When the local police prefect learns that Holmes is on the case, he immediately sends a platoon of constables for the detective to use as he sees fit, apparently on the simple assumption that if Holmes is on the case, then it ''must'' be important.
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** Also in the patische, ''The Seven-Per-Cent-Solution'', ''Literature/TheSevenPercentSolution'', Holmes is in Germany for detoxification with Sigmund Freud, but finds a mystery to investigate to really get his spirits up. When the local police prefect learns that Holmes is on the case, he immediately sends a platoon of constables for the detective to use as he sees fit, apparently on the simple assumption that if Holmes is on the case, then it ''must'' be important.
28th Sep '15 3:21:57 PM margdean56
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** Also in the patische, ''The Seven-Per-Cent-Solution'', Holmes is in Germany for detoxification with Sigmund Freud, but finds a mystery to investigate to really get his spirits up. When the local police prefect learns that Holmes is on the case, he immediately sends a platoon of constables for the detective to use as he sees fit, apparently on the simple assumption that if Holmes on the case, then it ''must'' be important.
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** Also in the patische, ''The Seven-Per-Cent-Solution'', Holmes is in Germany for detoxification with Sigmund Freud, but finds a mystery to investigate to really get his spirits up. When the local police prefect learns that Holmes is on the case, he immediately sends a platoon of constables for the detective to use as he sees fit, apparently on the simple assumption that if Holmes is on the case, then it ''must'' be important.
28th Sep '15 3:19:39 PM margdean56
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' is ''the'' epitome of the Judge system ([[CatchPhrase he is the law]] after all). His reputation precedes him around the world. He actually won talked Sino city judges out of interfering in a regime change he was leading by telling them that they know him and his reputation. Then again, if you personally nuked the city who invaded yours, everybody would know you too.
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' is ''the'' epitome of the Judge system ([[CatchPhrase he is the law]] after all). His reputation precedes him around the world. He actually won talked Sino city judges out of interfering in a regime change he was leading by telling them that they know him and his reputation. Then again, if you personally nuked the city who that invaded yours, everybody would know you too.
4th Jul '15 9:35:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* Similarly, Detective Sergeant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Slipper Jack Slipper]] became known as "Slipper of the Yard" for his role investigating TheGreatTrainRobbery. TheOtherWiki notes that the fickle press later nicknamed him "Slip-Up of the Yard" after his attempts to bring Ronnie Biggs to justice continued to fail. Nonetheless, he eventually retired as a Chief Superintendent, so it wasn't a massive hindrance to his career.
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* Similarly, Detective Sergeant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Slipper Jack Slipper]] became known as "Slipper of the Yard" for his role investigating TheGreatTrainRobbery.the Great Train Robbery. TheOtherWiki notes that the fickle press later nicknamed him "Slip-Up of the Yard" after his attempts to bring Ronnie Biggs to justice continued to fail. Nonetheless, he eventually retired as a Chief Superintendent, so it wasn't a massive hindrance to his career.
24th May '15 9:52:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Hustle}}'' plays this one relatively straight in the 3rd season finale, with a detective famous for making big busts as the villain. He's not a nice man...
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* ''{{Hustle}}'' ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' plays this one relatively straight in the 3rd season finale, with a detective famous for making big busts as the villain. He's not a nice man...
16th May '15 2:31:13 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Detective Inspector (later Detective Chief Inspector, later still Chief Superintendent) Roderick Alleyn, actually a member of the CID and hero of NgaioMarsh's novels. Early works have characters refer to him as "Handsome Alleyn" and comment on his fame, which he finds irritating. He will sometimes mention his frustration when talking to Nigel Bathgate, a journalist and occasional sidekick in the early books.
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* Detective Inspector (later Detective Chief Inspector, later still Chief Superintendent) Roderick Alleyn, actually a member of the CID and hero of NgaioMarsh's Creator/NgaioMarsh's novels. Early works have characters refer to him as "Handsome Alleyn" and comment on his fame, which he finds irritating. He will sometimes mention his frustration when talking to Nigel Bathgate, a journalist and occasional sidekick in the early books.
5th Mar '15 12:39:05 AM jormis29
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* Becomes a major plot point in the second season finale of ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''. Sherlock had established a reputation prior to that, but found himself genuinely famous after solving several high profile cases. [[spoiler: Moriarty ends up using it against him by manipulating public opinion and police suspicions against Sherlock in order to destroy him]]
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* Becomes a major plot point in the second season finale "[[Recap/SherlockS02E03TheReichenbachFall The Reichenbach Fall]]" episode of ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''. Sherlock had established a reputation prior to that, but found himself genuinely famous after solving several high profile cases. [[spoiler: Moriarty ends up using it against him by manipulating public opinion and police suspicions against Sherlock in order to destroy him]]
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