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12th Jan '18 3:06:17 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/FearCity'': Detective Wheeler (Billy Dee Williams) is a legitimate good guy who wants to catch the killer as badly as Rossi does, he's just at odds with the adult club owners because he's a stickler for the law. By the end, Wheeler does gain a bit of respect for Rossi and lets him go after he single-handedly defeats the killer.

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* ''Film/FearCity'': Detective Wheeler (Billy Dee Williams) (Creator/BillyDeeWilliams) is a legitimate good guy who wants to catch the killer as badly as Rossi does, he's just at odds with the adult club owners because he's a stickler for the law. By the end, Wheeler does gain a bit of respect for Rossi and lets him go after he single-handedly defeats the killer.
9th Jan '18 5:44:12 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow'':

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* ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow'':''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow'' has the PlayerCharacter Saori running into some of these:



** The IntrepidRepoter Ritsu is this to the Vigilantes themselves. He hates Suetsugu as much as the Vigilantes do, but he also has a very cynical impression of the Vigilantes themselves since he ''also'' considers them murderers [[spoiler: after they silenced his little brother]], and aims to make justice within the law. Hence why he chases after the group.

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** The IntrepidRepoter Ritsu [[IntrepidReporter Ritsu]] is this to the Vigilantes themselves. He hates Suetsugu as much as the Vigilantes do, but he also has a very cynical impression of the Vigilantes themselves since he ''also'' considers them murderers [[spoiler: after they silenced his little brother]], and aims to make justice within the law. Hence This is why he chases after the group.group... and it can become a HUGE liability if ''he'' is the chosen boyfriend for Saori.
9th Jan '18 5:41:43 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* [[BashBrothers Hijikata and Okita]] are introduced like this in ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow''. Their first appearance is in Tsubaki Kusunoki's romance route, where they chase after [[spoiler: Zeyo Sakamoto]] and clash with both him ''and'' the Vigilantes in their pursue, before allying themselves with the Vigilantes. In [[spoiler: Zeyo]]'s proper route they ''also'' play this role, though with the difference that [[spoiler: Zeyo is allied with ''the Vigilantes'' instead of Tsubaki]], which leads to the two [[spoiler: joining forces with [[BattleCouple Zeyo and Saori]] against [[BigBadDuumvirate Tsubaki and his partner Toru]] ]] at the very end.

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* ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow'':
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[[BashBrothers Hijikata and Okita]] are introduced like this in ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow''. Their first appearance is in Tsubaki Kusunoki's romance route, where they chase after [[spoiler: Zeyo Sakamoto]] and clash with both him ''and'' the Vigilantes in their pursue, before allying themselves with the Vigilantes. In [[spoiler: Zeyo]]'s proper route they ''also'' play this role, though with the difference that [[spoiler: Zeyo is allied with ''the Vigilantes'' instead of Tsubaki]], which leads to the two [[spoiler: joining forces with [[BattleCouple Zeyo and Saori]] against [[BigBadDuumvirate Tsubaki and his partner Toru]] ]] at the very end.end.
** The IntrepidRepoter Ritsu is this to the Vigilantes themselves. He hates Suetsugu as much as the Vigilantes do, but he also has a very cynical impression of the Vigilantes themselves since he ''also'' considers them murderers [[spoiler: after they silenced his little brother]], and aims to make justice within the law. Hence why he chases after the group.
9th Jan '18 5:33:43 AM GlitteringFlowers
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*** Teenage detective Goro Akechi can be annoyingly smug at times, but his attempts to track down the AntiHeroTeam of Phantom Thieves are portrayed mostly-sympathetically. Unsurprisingly, [[SixthRanger he joins the party]] later. [[spoiler:And then subverted, where he turns out to be a fraud detective and murderer who quickly betrays the Thieves for the corrupt adults they're aiming to take down]]. And not only the Thieves ''knew'' it, but they ''counted'' on his betrayal.]]

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*** Teenage detective Goro Akechi can be annoyingly smug at times, but his attempts to track down the AntiHeroTeam of Phantom Thieves are portrayed mostly-sympathetically. Unsurprisingly, [[SixthRanger he joins the party]] later. [[spoiler:And then subverted, where he turns out to be a fraud detective and murderer who quickly betrays the Thieves for the corrupt adults they're aiming to take down]]. down. And not only the Thieves ''knew'' it, that he'd betray them, but they ''counted'' on his betrayal.it.]]



* [[BashBrothers Hijikata and Okita]] are introduced like this in ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow''. Their first appearance is in Tsubaki Kusunoki's path, where they chase after [[spoiler: Zeyo Sakamoto]] and clas with both him ''and'' the Vigilantes in their pursue, before allying themselves with the Vigilantes; in [[spoiler: Zeyo]]'s proper route they ''also'' play this role, though this time difference that [[spoiler: Zeyo is allied with ''the Vigilantes'' instead of Tsubaki]], which ultimately leads to the two [[spoiler: joining forces with [[BattleCouple Zeyo and Saori]] ]] at the very end.

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* [[BashBrothers Hijikata and Okita]] are introduced like this in ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow''. Their first appearance is in Tsubaki Kusunoki's path, romance route, where they chase after [[spoiler: Zeyo Sakamoto]] and clas clash with both him ''and'' the Vigilantes in their pursue, before allying themselves with the Vigilantes; in Vigilantes. In [[spoiler: Zeyo]]'s proper route they ''also'' play this role, though this time with the difference that [[spoiler: Zeyo is allied with ''the Vigilantes'' instead of Tsubaki]], which ultimately leads to the two [[spoiler: joining forces with [[BattleCouple Zeyo and Saori]] against [[BigBadDuumvirate Tsubaki and his partner Toru]] ]] at the very end.
9th Jan '18 5:31:24 AM GlitteringFlowers
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*** Teenage detective Goro Akechi can be annoyingly smug at times, but his attempts to track down the AntiHeroTeam of Phantom Thieves are portrayed mostly-sympathetically. Unsurprisingly, [[SixthRanger he joins the party]] later. [[spoiler:And then subverted, where he turns out to be a fraud detective and murderer who quickly betrays the Thieves for the corrupt adults they're aiming to take down]].

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*** Teenage detective Goro Akechi can be annoyingly smug at times, but his attempts to track down the AntiHeroTeam of Phantom Thieves are portrayed mostly-sympathetically. Unsurprisingly, [[SixthRanger he joins the party]] later. [[spoiler:And then subverted, where he turns out to be a fraud detective and murderer who quickly betrays the Thieves for the corrupt adults they're aiming to take down]]. And not only the Thieves ''knew'' it, but they ''counted'' on his betrayal.]]



*** Makoto Nijima, local StudentCouncilPresident, is introduced in an antagonistic role. After being ordered by the school's principal to find information on the Phantom Thieves, she discovers their identities and essentially blackmails them into taking down a local yakuza ring to prove if they are truly just or not. Alongside this, her frustrations at being forced into the investigation by the principal and her home life troubles with her sister are presented in a sympathetic context, before she eventually joins the party herself. [[spoiler:And unlike Akechi, she never betrays them]].

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*** Makoto Nijima, local StudentCouncilPresident, StudentCouncilPresident and Sae's younger sister, is introduced in an antagonistic role. After being ordered by the school's principal to find information on the Phantom Thieves, she discovers their identities and essentially blackmails them into taking down a local yakuza ring to prove if they are truly just or not. Alongside this, her frustrations at being forced into the investigation by the principal and her home life troubles with Sae (who's both her sister [[PromotionToParent and her guardian]]) are presented in a sympathetic context, before she eventually joins the party herself. [[spoiler:And unlike Akechi, she never betrays them]].them]].
* [[BashBrothers Hijikata and Okita]] are introduced like this in ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow''. Their first appearance is in Tsubaki Kusunoki's path, where they chase after [[spoiler: Zeyo Sakamoto]] and clas with both him ''and'' the Vigilantes in their pursue, before allying themselves with the Vigilantes; in [[spoiler: Zeyo]]'s proper route they ''also'' play this role, though this time difference that [[spoiler: Zeyo is allied with ''the Vigilantes'' instead of Tsubaki]], which ultimately leads to the two [[spoiler: joining forces with [[BattleCouple Zeyo and Saori]] ]] at the very end.
21st Nov '17 4:33:50 PM AndyLA
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* ''Manga/CatsEye'': Inspector Utsumi will never, ever catch the three {{Classy Cat Burglar}}s. Because [[OvershadowedByAwesome they're just that good]], because they're imprevedible and completely insane, and because his girlfriend, who he lives with, is [[DatingCatwoman one of them]] and she and her sisters have little qualms about taking advantage of this.

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* ''Manga/CatsEye'': Inspector Utsumi will never, ever catch the three {{Classy Cat Burglar}}s. Because [[OvershadowedByAwesome they're just that good]], because they're imprevedible unpredictable and completely insane, and because his girlfriend, who he lives with, is [[DatingCatwoman one of them]] and she and her sisters have little qualms about taking advantage of this.
3rd Nov '17 5:13:41 AM ClintEastwood
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Planet of the Dead", the detective pursuing [[ClassyCatBurglar Lady Christina]] is mostly played for laughs, ignored by UNIT and other authorities, and in the end, the Doctor helps her escape as he watches in futility. Some people have criticised this, considering Christina can come across as a rather selfish DesignatedHero and the cop was completely justified in arresting her.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Planet "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead Planet of the Dead", Dead]]", the detective pursuing [[ClassyCatBurglar Lady Christina]] is mostly played for laughs, ignored by UNIT and other authorities, and in the end, the Doctor helps her escape as he watches in futility. Some people have criticised this, considering Christina can come across as a rather selfish DesignatedHero and the cop was completely justified in arresting her.



* ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' gave us a single-episode example in the form of Sheriff Bourne in "The Train Job." He nearly catches Mal early on (thwarted only by the intervention of Inara), and after cornering Mal, he decides to let him go when he sees that Mal was in the process of returning the stolen cargo, having learned that it was actually medicine needed to alleviate the villagers' debilitating lung disease.

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* ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' gave us a single-episode example in the form of Sheriff Bourne in "The "[[{{Recap/FireflyE02TheTrainJob}} The Train Job." Job]]". He nearly catches Mal early on (thwarted only by the intervention of Inara), and after cornering Mal, he decides to let him go when he sees that Mal was in the process of returning the stolen cargo, having learned that it was actually medicine needed to alleviate the villagers' debilitating lung disease.
13th Oct '17 1:33:48 AM R.G.
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* Ganimard from ''WesternAnimation/NightHood''is based on the character from [[Literature/ArseneLupin the original novels]] which makes him the original Zenigata.

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* Ganimard from ''WesternAnimation/NightHood''is ''WesternAnimation/NightHood'' is based on the character from [[Literature/ArseneLupin the original novels]] which makes him the original Zenigata.
13th Oct '17 1:33:01 AM R.G.
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%%* Ganimard from ''WesternAnimation/NightHood''.

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%%* * Ganimard from ''WesternAnimation/NightHood''.''WesternAnimation/NightHood''is based on the character from [[Literature/ArseneLupin the original novels]] which makes him the original Zenigata.
22nd Sep '17 1:20:10 AM TylerL320
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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]].
** 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]].
** Sae Nijima, a prosecutor at the SIU, also fits; she opposes the Phantom Thieves and wants to arrest them, but treats Joker fairly during the interrogation in the frame story. [[spoiler:Like her sister before her, [[TheCommissionerGordon she eventually drops the "Antagonist" part]], although she never joins the party.]]

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* While ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'':
** Naoto in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is initially presented in a somewhat-antagonistic role, competing with
the police Investigation Team to track down the serial killer in ''VideoGame/Persona5'' are [[CorruptCop corrupt]] Inaba while simultaneously being suspicious and [[PoliceBrutality needlessly violent]], accusatory towards them. Things eventually push Naoto to join the resident detective, party and to work together with the Investigation Team.
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'':
*** Teenage detective
Goro Akechi, is this. Akechi can be annoyingly smug at times, but his attempts to track down the AntiHeroTeam of Phantom Thieves are portrayed mostly-sympathetically. Unsurprisingly, [[SixthRanger he joins the party]] later later. [[spoiler:And then subverted, where he turns out to investigate TheConspiracy they've stumbled upon. [[spoiler:[[IKnewIt Slightly]] more surprisingly, he be a fraud detective and murderer who quickly betrays them the Thieves for the corrupt adults they're aiming to said conspiracy almost immediately take down]].
*** SIU inspector Sae Nijima is often overly-aggressive, but, like Akechi, is portrayed sympathetically in her desire to stop the Phantom Thieves,
and kills she treats the protagonist if given fairly in the chance]].
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interrogation that serves as the story's FramingDevice. [[spoiler:Eventually learning who the real enemies are, she uses her police expertise and information to aid the Thieves late in the game]].
***
Makoto Nijima, StudentCouncilPresident of local StudentCouncilPresident, is introduced in an antagonistic role. After being ordered by the protagonists' school, also plays this role, as the school's principal ([[spoiler:who happens to be a member of the conspiracy]]) orders her to find out who information on the Thieves are after he suspects that they're at the school, resulting in Makoto discovering Phantom Thieves, she discovers their identities and asking essentially blackmails them to help her take into taking down a {{Yakuza}} boss responsible for blackmailing students local yakuza ring to prove that if they are just. [[spoiler:Unlike Goro, truly just or not. Alongside this, her frustrations at being forced into the investigation by the principal and her home life troubles with her sister are presented in a sympathetic context, before she permanently eventually joins the party and does not betray the group at any point, even though her sister's on the investigation]].
** Sae Nijima, a prosecutor at the SIU, also fits; she opposes the Phantom Thieves and wants to arrest them, but treats Joker fairly during the interrogation in the frame story. [[spoiler:Like her sister before her, [[TheCommissionerGordon she eventually drops the "Antagonist" part]], although
herself. [[spoiler:And unlike Akechi, she never joins the party.]]betrays them]].
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