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23rd Aug '16 2:26:45 AM JackG
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* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. The latin quote is seen graffitied in an abandoned building during the Batman/Superman battle, and in an article critical of Batman branding criminals who are later murdered in jail, [[CopsNeedTheVigilante to which the Gotham police are turning a blind eye]]. An InUniverse theme is whether Superman is accountable to anyone but himself.
18th Aug '16 8:27:41 PM PaulA
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** In ''Mirror Dance'', Mark wonders who psychoanalyzes Cordelia, who psychoanalyzes everyone, pondering "Who shaves the barber?" He later gets his answer: [[spoiler: Emperor Gregor]].

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** In ''Mirror Dance'', ''Literature/MirrorDance'', Mark wonders who psychoanalyzes Cordelia, who psychoanalyzes everyone, pondering "Who shaves the barber?" He later gets his answer: [[spoiler: Emperor [[spoiler:Emperor Gregor]].
6th Aug '16 8:49:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* "Who judges the Judges" cropped up as graffiti throughout ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd's'' "America" storyline. The issue of who judges the Judges is a recurring theme in the comic, most particularly in the democracy arc. Meanwhile, the [[InternalAffairs SJS]] has found itself in need of judgment in such stories as "The Day the Law Died!", when SJS head Judge Cal assassinates the Chief Judge to take over and [[TyrantTakesTheHelm turns into an insane despot]], and "The Pit", where the SJS in a specific sector [[DirtyCop have become so corrupt]] that Dredd is sent in to clean house. In "Trifecta" it's revealed that [[spoiler:after Cal's misrule the former head of Black Ops, Judge Smiley, went undercover in case a threat may arise from within the department. As he put it, he's a Judge to judge the Judges who judge the Judges.]]

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': "Who judges the Judges" cropped up as graffiti throughout ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd's'' the "America" storyline. The issue of who judges the Judges is a recurring theme in the comic, most particularly in the democracy arc. Meanwhile, the [[InternalAffairs SJS]] has found itself in need of judgment in such stories as "The Day the Law Died!", when SJS head Judge Cal assassinates the Chief Judge to take over and [[TyrantTakesTheHelm turns into an insane despot]], and "The Pit", where the SJS in a specific sector [[DirtyCop have become so corrupt]] that Dredd is sent in to clean house. In "Trifecta" it's revealed that [[spoiler:after Cal's misrule the former head of Black Ops, Judge Smiley, went undercover in case a new threat may arise from within the department. As he put it, he's a Judge to judge the Judges who judge the Judges.]]
6th Aug '16 8:47:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Similarly, "Who judges the Judges" cropped up as graffiti throughout ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd's'' "America" storyline. The issue of who judges the Judges is a recurring theme in the comic, most particularly in "America"; meanwhile, the [[InternalAffairs SJS]] has found itself in need of judgment in such stories as "The Day the Law Died!" and "The Pit".

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* Similarly, "Who judges the Judges" cropped up as graffiti throughout ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd's'' "America" storyline. The issue of who judges the Judges is a recurring theme in the comic, most particularly in "America"; meanwhile, the democracy arc. Meanwhile, the [[InternalAffairs SJS]] has found itself in need of judgment in such stories as "The Day the Law Died!" Died!", when SJS head Judge Cal assassinates the Chief Judge to take over and [[TyrantTakesTheHelm turns into an insane despot]], and "The Pit".Pit", where the SJS in a specific sector [[DirtyCop have become so corrupt]] that Dredd is sent in to clean house. In "Trifecta" it's revealed that [[spoiler:after Cal's misrule the former head of Black Ops, Judge Smiley, went undercover in case a threat may arise from within the department. As he put it, he's a Judge to judge the Judges who judge the Judges.]]
21st Jul '16 8:13:41 PM AnotherGuy
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** In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', the Imperial Auditors are the Barrayarran answer to this question. They are handpicked by the Emperor to investigate any matter he thinks needs special attention, and are chosen for two qualities; incorruptibility and the ability to stand up to very dangerous people without flinching.

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** In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', the The Imperial Auditors are the Barrayarran answer to this question. They are handpicked by the Emperor to investigate any matter he thinks needs special attention, and are chosen for two qualities; incorruptibility and the ability to stand up to very dangerous people without flinching.
21st Jul '16 8:13:07 PM AnotherGuy
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* In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', the Imperial Auditors are the Barrayarran answer to this question. They are handpicked by the Emperor to investigate any matter he thinks needs special attention, and are chosen for two qualities; incorruptibility and the ability to stand up to very dangerous people without flinching.

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In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', the Imperial Auditors are the Barrayarran answer to this question. They are handpicked by the Emperor to investigate any matter he thinks needs special attention, and are chosen for two qualities; incorruptibility and the ability to stand up to very dangerous people without flinching.flinching.
** In ''Mirror Dance'', Mark wonders who psychoanalyzes Cordelia, who psychoanalyzes everyone, pondering "Who shaves the barber?" He later gets his answer: [[spoiler: Emperor Gregor]].
18th Jul '16 3:44:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''EnemyOfTheState'': At the end of the film, Robert and Carla are watching a TV news interview with Congressman Albert and this trope is discussed both on the TV and then by them.

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* ''EnemyOfTheState'': ''Film/EnemyOfTheState'': At the end of the film, Robert and Carla are watching a TV news interview with Congressman Albert and this trope is discussed both on the TV and then by them.
11th Jul '16 1:42:07 AM PaulA
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* This is the stated purpose of [[BlackKnight Dark Knights]] when they were introduced in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''. They are a group of masterless vigilantes who will slay any of Ishgard's AboveTheLaw Temple Knights if they abuse their power or their KnightTemplar mentality threatens the innocent. They are actually shunned and feared by most of Ishgard society for their practice of BlackMagic.

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* This is the stated purpose of [[BlackKnight Dark Knights]] when they were introduced in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''. They are a group of masterless vigilantes who will slay any of Ishgard's AboveTheLaw above the law Temple Knights if they abuse their power or their KnightTemplar mentality threatens the innocent. They are actually shunned and feared by most of Ishgard society for their practice of BlackMagic.
15th Jun '16 10:01:19 AM Discar
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->''"Who watches the watchmen?"''
-->-- ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', quoting '''Creator/{{Juvenal}}'''

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->''"Who ->'''Pessimal:''' ''Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?'' Your Grace.\\
'''Vimes:''' I know that one. "Who
watches the watchmen?"''
watchmen?" Me, Mr. Pessimal.\\
'''Pessimal:''' Ah, but who watches you, Your Grace?\\
'''Vimes:''' I do that, too. All the time. Believe me.
-->-- ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', quoting '''Creator/{{Juvenal}}'''
''Discworld/{{Thud}}''
28th May '16 10:42:17 AM DeisTheAlcano
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->''Who watches the watchmen?''
-->-- '''''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}, quoting Juvenal'''''

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->''Who ->''"Who watches the watchmen?''
watchmen?"''
-->-- '''''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}, ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', quoting Juvenal'''''
'''Creator/{{Juvenal}}'''
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