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23rd Apr '17 5:20:43 PM MiinU
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* [[DaChief Dan Dastun]] from ''Anime/TheBigO'': Dan Dastun's aware that Roger Smith pilots the titular Megadueax, which he keeps secret from the rest of the Paradigm City Police. So whenever he runs into a dead-end during an investigation, he'll usually call on Roger for help.

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* [[DaChief Dan Dastun]] from ''Anime/TheBigO'': *''Anime/TheBigO'': Dan Dastun's aware that Roger Smith pilots the titular Megadueax, which he keeps secret from the rest of the Paradigm City Police. So whenever he runs into a dead-end during an investigation, he'll usually call on Roger for help.
23rd Apr '17 5:12:38 PM MiinU
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* The President from ''Anime/SuperMilkChan'' -- Living embodiment of a StupidBoss, usually causes the same problems he needs solved.
* [[DaChief Dan Dastun]] from ''Anime/TheBigO'' mixes elements of this with VitriolicBestBuds in his relationship with Batman Expy Roger Smith.
* Soichiro Yagami in ''Manga/DeathNote''.
** Bonus points for bearing a striking resemblance to Gary Oldman's Commissioner Gordon.

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* %%* The President from ''Anime/SuperMilkChan'' -- Living embodiment of a StupidBoss, usually causes the same problems he needs solved.
* [[DaChief Dan Dastun]] from ''Anime/TheBigO'' mixes elements of this with VitriolicBestBuds in his relationship with Batman Expy ''Anime/TheBigO'': Dan Dastun's aware that Roger Smith.
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Smith pilots the titular Megadueax, which he keeps secret from the rest of the Paradigm City Police. So whenever he runs into a dead-end during an investigation, he'll usually call on Roger for help.
*''Manga/UchiNoMusumeNiTeODasuNa'': Since Athena retired from being [[{{Superhero}} a superheroine]] 20 years ago, Hanna used her authority as N.U.D.E's commander to enlist the aid of her daughter, Clara. At least, until her mom finds out. Now mother and daughter team up to help N.UD.E. battle Deepthroat's forces.
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Soichiro Yagami in ''Manga/DeathNote''.
** %%** Bonus points for bearing a striking resemblance to Gary Oldman's Commissioner Gordon.
16th Apr '17 4:09:04 PM Sabrewing
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* George Stickel of ''Film/TheIncredibleMrLimpet'' relays information between Henry Limpet and the U.S. Navy to help take out Nazi submarines.
8th Apr '17 10:10:49 AM nombretomado
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* The Fellowship from ''TheQuestportChronicles'' has the Lord of the Supreme Council.

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* The Fellowship from ''TheQuestportChronicles'' ''Literature/TheQuestportChronicles'' has the Lord of the Supreme Council.
31st Jan '17 3:41:08 PM margdean56
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* ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' has had a few through the years. When he lived in San Fransisco with the Black Widow, there was Lt. Paul Carson. After returning to New York, he had Lt. Nicholas Manolis (a subversion, since Manolis was eventually [[spoiler:corrupted and then assassinated by the Kingpin]]). During Ed Brubaker and Andy Diggle's runs on the book, Detective Andy Kurtz.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' has had a few through the years. When he lived in San Fransisco Francisco with the Black Widow, there was Lt. Paul Carson. After returning to New York, he had Lt. Nicholas Manolis (a subversion, since Manolis was eventually [[spoiler:corrupted and then assassinated by the Kingpin]]). During Ed Brubaker and Andy Diggle's runs on the book, Detective Andy Kurtz.
31st Jan '17 3:36:57 PM margdean56
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How helpful the character really is can vary. He could be a bumbler who would doom the city if he didn't have someone helping him. When played straight, he'll be either a valued teammate or a begrudging ally. He'll make short work of most routine crime, but when a SuperVillain or [[OurMonstersAreDifferent monster]] starts attacking the city, he knows it's time to pick up the [[HotLine red phone]] and call his partner. In a CrapsackWorld, the commissioner will often be an InternalReformist or DefectorFromDecadence, and is frequently TheLastDJ, a KnightInSourArmor, or AntiNihilist.

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How helpful the character really is can vary. He could be a bumbler who would doom the city if he didn't have someone helping him. When played straight, he'll be either a valued teammate or a begrudging grudging ally. He'll make short work of most routine crime, but when a SuperVillain or [[OurMonstersAreDifferent monster]] starts attacking the city, he knows it's time to pick up the [[HotLine red phone]] and call his partner. In a CrapsackWorld, the commissioner will often be an InternalReformist or DefectorFromDecadence, and is frequently TheLastDJ, a KnightInSourArmor, or AntiNihilist.
29th Dec '16 1:36:36 PM AtmosBlitzer
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If the SuperHero is loved and accepted by the community and the government, the relationship can be open and public. If the hero is in the "hated and feared" category, their relationship will probably be a source of political conflict for TheCommissionerGordon. He'll try to to keep it a secret or downplay it.

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If the SuperHero is loved and accepted by the community and the government, the relationship can be open and public. If the hero is in the "hated "[[HeroWithBadPublicity hated and feared" feared]]" category, their relationship will probably be a source of political conflict for TheCommissionerGordon. He'll try to to keep it a secret or downplay it.
18th Oct '16 6:38:50 AM SutairuMasuta
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** Commissioner '''Barbara''' Gordon, in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. The former Batgirl takes over her father's job, and was initially bitterly uncooperative to Bruce (implicit to have been her lover at some point in the past) and his young protege. She warms up a little to his protege after he saves the life of her husband.

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** Commissioner '''Barbara''' Gordon, in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. The former Batgirl takes over her father's job, and was initially bitterly uncooperative to Bruce (implicit to have been her lover at some point in the past) and his young protege. She warms up a little to his protege Terry after he saves the life of her husband.
8th Oct '16 8:22:54 PM FordPrefect
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** Gordon's grandson gets in the act in ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOneHundred''

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** Gordon's grandson gets in on the act in ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOneHundred''
17th Aug '16 5:39:31 PM ANTMuddle
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TheCommissionerGordon is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure who acts as an ally to the local SuperHero and provides the chief connection between the SuperHero and the official authorities. In other words, he's the one in charge of the BatSignal. He's often a police detective or commissioner, but mayors, district attorneys, and other government officials can fill the role too. Whatever his job, he'll be trying to do good through legal and mundane means, while the hero's methods will be more exotic, and possibly (though not necessarily) illegal.

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TheCommissionerGordon is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure who acts as an ally to the local SuperHero and provides the chief connection between the SuperHero and the official authorities. In other words, he's the one in charge of the BatSignal. He's often a police detective or commissioner, but mayors, district attorneys, and other government officials can fill the role too. Whatever his job, he'll be trying to do good through legal and mundane means, while the hero's methods will be more exotic, and possibly (though not necessarily) illegal. \n Expect him to go SteppingOutForAQuickCupOfCoffee at some point.



A related trope appears in PrivateDetective series, where the detective always has a FriendOnTheForce. Compare also to the InspectorLestrade, who brings seemingly unsolvable cases to the Great Detective, and TheBrigadier, when it is applied to a senior officer in the military.

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A related trope appears in PrivateDetective series, where the detective always has a FriendOnTheForce. Compare also to the InspectorLestrade, who brings seemingly unsolvable cases to the Great Detective, GreatDetective, and TheBrigadier, when it is applied to a senior officer in the military.
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