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3rd Dec '16 5:29:29 PM Valiona
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** Makoto Nijima, StudentCouncilPresident of the protagonists' school, also plays this role, as the principal([[spoiler:who happens to be a member of the conspiracy]]) orders her to find out who the Thieves are after he suspects that they're at the school, resulting in Makoto discovering their identities and asking them to help her take down a {{Yakuza}} boss responsible for blackmailing students to prove that they are just. [[spoiler:Unlike Goro, she permanently joins the party and does not betray the group at any point, even though her sister's on the investigation]].
25th Nov '16 1:46:52 PM nombretomado
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%%* Seasoned detective Kwak in the KoreanSeries ''BadBoy''.

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%%* Seasoned detective Kwak in the KoreanSeries ''BadBoy''.''Series/BadBoy''.
15th Nov '16 10:41:42 AM konekootome
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* ''Managa/MagicKaito''

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* ''Managa/MagicKaito''''Manga/MagicKaito''
15th Nov '16 7:00:23 AM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', Hieronymus Lex - one of the Imperial City's Watch Captains - is the Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist to the Gray Fox, leader of the Thieves' Guild in Cyrodiil. In fact, he is one of the only members of the Imperial Watch who even believes the Thieves' Guild exists, and has dedicated himself to becoming a perpetual, overzealous thorn in its side. [[spoiler:He mellows considerably after you inform him that he's been reassigned to the city of Anvil... although not without a brief rant about how the Gray Fox must have been behind that, too.]] [[spoiler:He's right.]] Although for fun, [[spoiler: once you get the Gray Fox cowl, you can put it on in front of him and have him sputter in disbelief at finally catching him]].

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', Hieronymus Lex - one of the Imperial City's Watch Captains - is the Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist to the Gray Fox, leader of the Thieves' Guild in Cyrodiil. In fact, he is one of the only members of the Imperial Watch who even believes the Thieves' Guild exists, and has dedicated himself to becoming a perpetual, overzealous thorn in its side. [[spoiler:He mellows considerably after you inform him that he's been reassigned to the city of Anvil... although not without a brief rant about how the Gray Fox must have been behind that, too.]] [[spoiler:He's [[ProperlyParanoid He's right.]] ]]]] Although for fun, [[spoiler: once you get the Gray Fox cowl, you can put it on in front of him and have him sputter in disbelief at finally catching him]].
2nd Nov '16 2:00:17 PM Theriocephalus
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* In the Moist von Lipwig POV Literature/{{Discworld}} novels, Vimes is this, though an unusual case as those who've read the whole series will be familiar with him as a protagonist. Moist himself is an experienced conman, and competent forger who has trouble shaking off old habits when he becomes a BoxedCrook.

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* In the Moist von Lipwig POV Literature/{{Discworld}} ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels, Vimes is this, though an unusual case as those who've read the whole series will be familiar with him as a protagonist. Moist himself is an experienced conman, conman and competent forger who has trouble shaking off old habits when he becomes a BoxedCrook.
28th Oct '16 9:06:36 AM Gitman
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* Deputy Samuel Gerard of the U.S. Marshalls and his team are this in ''Film/TheFugitive.'' Their job is to recapture Richard Kimble, a man convicted of capital murder who has escaped from a prison transport bus, and they do it well. Whether the prisoner is innocent or guilty is not up to them to determine. [[spoiler:In the end, Sam realizes Richard's innocence and convinces him to surrender for his own protection, so he can get a new trial.]]
16th Oct '16 1:46:11 PM EDP
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* ''Manga/CatsEye'': Inspector Utsumi will never, ever catch the three {{Classy Cat Burglar}}s. Because they're the protagonists, and because his girlfriend is [[DatingCatwoman one of them]].

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* ''Manga/CatsEye'': Inspector Utsumi will never, ever catch the three {{Classy Cat Burglar}}s. Because [[OvershadowedByAwesome they're the protagonists, just that good]], because they're imprevedible and completely insane, and because his girlfriend girlfriend, who he lives with, is [[DatingCatwoman one of them]].them]] and she and her sisters have little qualms about taking advantage of this.
** ''Cat's Eye'' has an entire group of these assigned to catch the titular thieves. The most notable is Mitsuko Asatani, the only one to come as close as Toshio to arrest them thanks to her [[OnlySaneWoman common sense]] and realizing ''immediately'' who the Cat's Eye are, and, while unable to prove it, she uses this knowledge to prepare ambushes that come just ''this'' close to catch them.
12th Oct '16 11:20:26 PM Oddstar6
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** Batman is also this for the ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, especially in ''Cry for Blood''. He is just trying to stop her from murdering people, and is willing to seriously entertain the idea that she is being framed for the initial murders. In the end, Huntress [[spoiler:betrays Batman and murders Don Cassamento in a way that Bats cannot touch her for]].
29th Sep '16 4:45:19 AM Wymar
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* While the police in ''VideoGame/Persona5'' are [[CorruptCop corrupt]] and [[PoliceBrutality needlessly violent]], the resident detective, Goro Akechi, is this. Unsurprisingly, [[SixthRanger he joins the party]] later to investigate TheConspiracy they've stumbled upon. [[spoiler:[[IKnewIt Slightly]] more surprisingly, he betrays them to said conspiracy almost immediately and kills the protagonist if given the chance]].
18th Sep '16 12:45:25 PM Twiddler
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* Captain Vrax of ''Webcomic/CassiopeiaQuinn'' is attempting to bring [[LoveableRogue the title character]] to justice, but Quinn keeps getting away. Both characters are [[GoodVersusGood moral people]], with Cassiopeia, despite stealing for fun, consistently [[JustLikeRobinHood giving to the poor and needy]] (e.g. giving a group of colonists a stolen device that would help them survive), and Vrax being an officer of the law who does not prioritize law over good (e.g. letting the colonists keep the device, and lying to her superiors that it was unsalvageable).
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