History PlayingWith / InspectorLestrade

4th Feb '13 2:18:48 PM Lopxjoh
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Police officer Bob relies on Alice's skills in this particular case but it is [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome implied]] that he usually is quite competent.
24th Jan '13 7:08:48 AM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''': Bob's incompetence is indicative of a wide-spread paralysis, disarray and rot that exists within the police force, and is a symptom of wider issues of corruption, incompetence and even maliciousness which have resulted in several [[MiscarriageOfJustice miscarriages of justice]] and criminals being allowed to escape justice, which in turn contribute to increasing social decay. In this situation, the public must turn to unofficial investigators in order to secure justice.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The police force has cleaned house to address the worst of such problems, but Bob is either sufficiently competent at his job to retain it or has otherwise hung on; he is among the last of a dying and unmourned breed.
** Bob is a reasonably competent and intelligent detective; however, the crimes he faces are beyond even his abilities, while Alice is a super-genius.



** Alternately, Bob is perfectly capable of solving most standard crimes on his own but turns to Alice for help when he's confronted with the really weird cases.

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** Alternately, Bob is perfectly capable of solving most standard crimes on his own but turns to Alice for help when he's confronted with the really weird cases.



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''': Bob's incompetence is indicative of a wide-spread paralysis, disarray and rot that exists within the police force, and is a symptom of wider issues of corruption, incompetence and even maliciousness which have resulted in several [[MiscarriageOfJustice miscarriages of justice]] and criminals being allowed to escape justice, which in turn contribute to increasing social decay. In this situation, the public must turn to unofficial investigators in order to secure justice.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The police force has cleaned house to address the worst of such problems, but Bob is either sufficiently competent at his job to retain it or has otherwise hung on; he is among the last of a dying and unmourned breed.
** Bob is a reasonably competent and intelligent detective; however, the crimes he faces are beyond even his abilities, while Alice is a super-genius.



Back to InspectorLestrade, sir, and remember: ''your badge is not a coaster''.
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Back to InspectorLestrade, sir, and remember: ''your ''Your badge is not a coaster''.
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
19th Jun '12 6:10:00 AM Telcontar
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* '''Justified''': Bob reached his position in the police force owing to internal politics, rather than deductive skill.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Bob reached his position in the police force owing to internal politics, rather than deductive skill.



* '''Reconstructed''': The police force has cleaned house to address the worst of such problems, but Bob is either sufficiently competent at his job to retain it or has otherwise hung on; he is among the last of a dying and unmourned breed.

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
**
The police force has cleaned house to address the worst of such problems, but Bob is either sufficiently competent at his job to retain it or has otherwise hung on; he is among the last of a dying and unmourned breed.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob likes people to think he uses ObfuscatingStupidity, but he really is that stupid... except for [[GeniusDitz a few specialized areas]] in which he is a genius... but Alice is ''still'' even more knowledgeable than him in those, so it's moot.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Zagged''':
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Bob likes people to think he uses ObfuscatingStupidity, but he really is that stupid... except for [[GeniusDitz a few specialized areas]] in which he is a genius... but Alice is ''still'' even more knowledgeable than him in those, so it's moot.
2nd Oct '11 11:45:04 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Bob is a reasonably intelligent and observant police officer, but Alice is a genius savant with observational powers that dwarf most others, including Bob.
19th Jun '11 11:46:30 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Bob is a reasonably competent and intelligent detective; however, the crimes he faces are beyond even his abilities, while Alice is a super-genius.
18th Jun '11 11:40:27 PM GordonSchumway
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** Alternately, Bob is perfectly capable of solving most standard crimes on his own but turns to Alice for help when he's confronted with the really weird cases.
21st Oct '10 1:30:35 PM 136.152.148.120
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Back to InspectorLestrade

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Back to InspectorLestradeInspectorLestrade, sir, and remember: ''your badge is not a coaster''.
26th Aug '10 6:49:42 AM DoctorNemesis
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* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob is the good-natured comic relief, who's bungling is a source of constant amusement to both the characters and the audience.
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob is exactly aware of how unintelligent he is and how Alice dwarfs his intelligence and skills, and resents it with a passion. As such, he obstructs Alice as much as possible out of spite, seriously damaging the progress of the case in the process.
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