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9th May '17 5:16:26 AM whalewithwings
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9th May '17 5:09:31 AM whalewithwings
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* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is nigh brain-dead while Alice is a genius.

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* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is nigh brain-dead while Alice is a an ultra-intelligent genius.
16th Feb '17 7:27:55 PM skywerewolf
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** Bob looks better for the cameras, so everybody assumes the more photogenic one is the real hero, so people consult Bob about detective work, while Alice is assumed to simply be somebody on the side who helps out.
9th Oct '13 1:12:25 PM VPhantom
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* '''Deconstructed''': Alice eventually becomes resentful of Bob since she is better at solving crime and demands to be placed in charge of the detective agency.

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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Alice eventually becomes resentful of Bob since she is better at solving crime and demands to be placed in charge of the detective agency.



* '''Reconstructed''': As it turns out, Bob is a bit of a BunnyEarsLawyer when it comes to running a detective agency while Alice's detective skills do nothing for her when it comes to business management. They both quickly realize that their previous roles were better suited for the agency, despite all appearances.

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
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As it turns out, Bob is a bit of a BunnyEarsLawyer when it comes to running a detective agency while Alice's detective skills do nothing for her when it comes to business management. They both quickly realize that their previous roles were better suited for the agency, despite all appearances.
9th Oct '13 12:32:46 PM Chaos009
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** ...but Alice [[IKnowYouKnow knows that Bob knows]] and is ''so'' hypercompetent that none of his antics get in her way at all.

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** ...but Alice [[IKnowYouKnow [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow knows that Bob knows]] and is ''so'' hypercompetent that none of his antics get in her way at all.
9th Oct '13 12:31:32 PM Chaos009
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** Deep down, [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex Bob knows full well that Alice is the one who gets everything done]] and [[GreenEyedMonster feels deeply jealous]] [[CantCatchUp of her superior ability]]. Rather than trying to improve himself, he either [[IgnoredEpiphany keeps doing things "his way" (and failing)]], [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere deliberately falls behind so Alice can take care of the mess]] or [[BeleagueredAssistant gives Alice demeaning tasks]] so he can still feel superior...


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** ...but Alice [[IKnowYouKnow knows that Bob knows]] and is ''so'' hypercompetent that none of his antics get in her way at all.
29th May '13 8:23:37 PM VPhantom
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* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is actually near-braindead while Alice is a genius.

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* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is actually near-braindead nigh brain-dead while Alice is a genius.



* '''Justified''': Bob is really just an actor who looks good for the public and takes credit while his "secretary", Alice, is the real detective and prefers to remain anonymous so that she can solve crimes more easily.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Bob is really just an actor who looks good for the public and takes credit while his "secretary", Alice, is the real detective and prefers to remain anonymous so that she can solve crimes more easily.



*** Alternative to the above: Alice is some form of strange being, either being an enhanced human or some mythical creature or even a human in odd circumstances, and thus cannot risk being the center of attention for some reason. Bob getting all the credit means nobody looks too much into Alice.

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*** Alternative to the above: ** Alice is some form of strange being, either being an enhanced human or some mythical creature or even a human in odd circumstances, and thus cannot risk being the center of attention for some reason. Bob getting all the credit means nobody looks too much into Alice.
29th May '13 6:50:19 PM skywerewolf
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** Alice is by no means an attention seeker, and doesn't mind being the "sidekick" so long as the job gets done.
** Alice, being as young as she is, would never be taken seriously as a detective, while Bob would be, so she uses Bob to help herself get assigned to cases.
*** Alternative to the above: Alice is some form of strange being, either being an enhanced human or some mythical creature or even a human in odd circumstances, and thus cannot risk being the center of attention for some reason. Bob getting all the credit means nobody looks too much into Alice.
24th May '13 11:17:11 PM VPhantom
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* '''Implied''': Detective Bob arrives on the scene along with his partner Alice. He doesn't seem to be able to figure out the mystery unless Alice makes various remarks about the crimescene that gives him the proper EurekaMoment when he needs one.



* '''Implied''': Detective Bob arrives on the scene along with his partner Alice. He doesn't seem to be able to figure out the mystery unless Alice makes various remarks about the crimescene that gives him the proper EurekaMoment when he needs one.



%%* '''Untwisted''': ???
24th May '13 11:08:06 PM AP
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