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15th Apr '18 5:38:57 PM nombretomado
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* A female variant in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' comes in the form of Seras Victoria, a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire who is [[ReluctantMonster reluctant]] about feeding. She even gets some detective work in a few of the episodes of the first series.

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* A female variant in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'' comes in the form of Seras Victoria, a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire who is [[ReluctantMonster reluctant]] about feeding. She even gets some detective work in a few of the episodes of the first series.
15th Apr '18 5:38:51 PM nombretomado
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* A female variant in ''{{Hellsing}}'' comes in the form of Seras Victoria, a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire who is [[ReluctantMonster reluctant]] about feeding. She even gets some detective work in a few of the episodes of the first series.

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* A female variant in ''{{Hellsing}}'' ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' comes in the form of Seras Victoria, a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire who is [[ReluctantMonster reluctant]] about feeding. She even gets some detective work in a few of the episodes of the first series.
18th Feb '18 11:52:46 AM nombretomado
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* Bit of a stretch, but F. Paul Wilson's ''RepairmanJack'' is probably as close to fitting this trope as an ordinary human is likely to get. He's an investigator of sorts, in that he's hired to find out what's hassling his clients and stop it (1). He's been living under the radar of authorities for so long, re-establishing himself in a legal identity so that he can marry his girlfriend isn't an easy prospect (2 & 4). His relationship with his father stagnated for years, because he couldn't admit that he works as a hired vigilante, not an appliance repairman (3). And while he doesn't have centuries of memories to flash back to, his confrontations with the Otherness invariably contain {{Shout Out}}s to previous books' encounters (5). He has strong ethics about only undertaking "fixes" that punish people who really have it coming (6), keeping innocent bystanders safely out of the crossfire. Oh, and he runs into weirder shit than ''anyone'' on this list except John Taylor and Harry Dresden.

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* Bit of a stretch, but F. Paul Wilson's ''RepairmanJack'' ''Literature/RepairmanJack'' is probably as close to fitting this trope as an ordinary human is likely to get. He's an investigator of sorts, in that he's hired to find out what's hassling his clients and stop it (1). He's been living under the radar of authorities for so long, re-establishing himself in a legal identity so that he can marry his girlfriend isn't an easy prospect (2 & 4). His relationship with his father stagnated for years, because he couldn't admit that he works as a hired vigilante, not an appliance repairman (3). And while he doesn't have centuries of memories to flash back to, his confrontations with the Otherness invariably contain {{Shout Out}}s to previous books' encounters (5). He has strong ethics about only undertaking "fixes" that punish people who really have it coming (6), keeping innocent bystanders safely out of the crossfire. Oh, and he runs into weirder shit than ''anyone'' on this list except John Taylor and Harry Dresden.
27th Jan '18 12:46:18 PM CharlesPhipps
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* Parodied in ''Literature/StraightOuttaFangton'' as Peter Stone doesn't care about the law or vampire society in general but ends up roped into investigating mysteries for his creator. He doesn't particularly dislike being a vampire even with its extensive downsides and makes fun of RomanticVampireBoy fiction. At the end of the first novel, he's made the bellidix (sheriff) of New Detroit.

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* Parodied in ''Literature/StraightOuttaFangton'' ''Literature/TheUnitedStatesOfMonsters'' as Peter Stone doesn't care about the law or vampire society in general but ends up roped into investigating mysteries for his creator. He doesn't particularly dislike being a vampire even with its extensive downsides and makes fun of RomanticVampireBoy fiction. At the end of the first novel, he's made the bellidix (sheriff) of New Detroit.
26th Jan '18 9:50:35 PM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'', although the detective business eventually morphed into a specialized pest extermination outfit and the main unrequited love interest was offscreen, since ''Angel'' was a SpinOff of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'', although the detective business eventually morphed into a specialized pest extermination demon-fighting outfit and the main unrequited love interest was offscreen, since ''Angel'' was a SpinOff of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
6th Nov '17 1:38:53 PM macrochasm
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* The web game series A Matter of Caos has the player character taking control of an EldritchAbomination detective.
1st Oct '17 12:00:20 PM SeptimusHeap
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* The ''Anime/{{Nightwalker}}'' anime actually has the epithet "Vampire Detective," and is heavily influenced by both ''Series/ForeverKnight'' and ''InterviewWithTheVampire''. It follows most of the criteria, with a few subversions: the lead is a male private detective, [[TheAtoner regrets the evil things he's done in the past]], was [[IHateYouVampireDad forcefully transformed]] by [[FullyEmbracedFiend an evil vampire]] who [[ILoveYouVampireSon had a one-sided homosexual relationship with him]], has [[KissOfTheVampire a closer-than-business relationship with his secret agent partner]] and [[LastMinuteHookup a sexual relationship with the assistant college girl]] he [[EmergencyTransformation turned into a vampire]], had flashbacks during the later half of the series that tied into current DemonicPossession cases, and [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire only feeds on willing donors]]. It's also a rare example of a vampire detective series [[HappilyEverAfter ending on a positive note]].

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* The ''Anime/{{Nightwalker}}'' anime actually has the epithet "Vampire Detective," and is heavily influenced by both ''Series/ForeverKnight'' and ''InterviewWithTheVampire''.''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire''. It follows most of the criteria, with a few subversions: the lead is a male private detective, [[TheAtoner regrets the evil things he's done in the past]], was [[IHateYouVampireDad forcefully transformed]] by [[FullyEmbracedFiend an evil vampire]] who [[ILoveYouVampireSon had a one-sided homosexual relationship with him]], has [[KissOfTheVampire a closer-than-business relationship with his secret agent partner]] and [[LastMinuteHookup a sexual relationship with the assistant college girl]] he [[EmergencyTransformation turned into a vampire]], had flashbacks during the later half of the series that tied into current DemonicPossession cases, and [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire only feeds on willing donors]]. It's also a rare example of a vampire detective series [[HappilyEverAfter ending on a positive note]].
12th Aug '17 12:38:04 AM MadAnthony94
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* Possibly as a nod to this trope (it nods to pretty much all other vampire tropes), Genevieve Deiudonné in ''AnnoDracula'' gets her PI license in the 70s. Granted, this is after centuries in which she's been a mercenary, a physician, a coroner, a spy, and damn near everything else, so she was bound to get there eventually.
20th Feb '17 11:26:29 AM Sharlee
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A subtrope of FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires. Needless to say, when vampiric, falls firmly under OurVampiresAreDifferent. A specific type of DefectiveDetective. Usually overlaps with OccultDetective, but doesn't sufficiently often that it makes the numbered list above.

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A subtrope of FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires. Needless to say, when vampiric, falls firmly under OurVampiresAreDifferent. A specific type of DefectiveDetective.DefectiveDetective, and a stock trope of the UrbanFantasy genre. Usually overlaps with OccultDetective, but doesn't sufficiently often that it makes the numbered list above.
20th Feb '17 11:24:27 AM Sharlee
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* Although Andrew Bennett from Creator/DCComics' ''ComicBook/IVampire'' ''ComicBook/HouseOfMystery'' series never called himself a Vampire Detective, his quest to eradicate the Blood Red Moon cabal often required investigation and pitted him against human criminals. IHateYouVampireDad is inverted, as he's a sire hunting down his evil offspring.

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* Although Andrew Bennett from Creator/DCComics' original ''ComicBook/IVampire'' ''ComicBook/HouseOfMystery'' series miniseries never called himself a Vampire Detective, his quest to eradicate the Blood Red Moon cabal often required investigation and pitted him against human criminals. IHateYouVampireDad is inverted, as he's a sire hunting down his evil offspring.
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