History PlayingWith / PoliceAreUseless

20th Mar '18 2:48:06 PM AHI-3000
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** The police are all ''Lego'' policemen.
27th Dec '17 10:39:37 AM marcoasalazarm
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* '''Inverted''': The police are all [[BadassArmy hyper-competent]], [[OneManArmy nigh-unstoppable]] [[IFoughtTheLawAndTheLawWon professionals]] that can always be expected to do things better than the [[FakeUltimateHero main characters]], to the point of always [[TheCavalry being the ones to rescue them]].

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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The police are all [[BadassArmy hyper-competent]], [[OneManArmy nigh-unstoppable]] [[IFoughtTheLawAndTheLawWon professionals]] that can always be expected to do things better than the [[FakeUltimateHero main characters]], to the point of always [[TheCavalry being the ones to rescue them]]. them]].
** Police ''are'' useful to stop whatever threat is happening... unfortunately the heroes have done many bad things in the path to survival and are risking getting arrested or killed as collateral damage because they ''are'' criminals.



* '''Implied''': Rachel's friend Bob tells her to call the police when she's arming herself to fight a vampire. Rachel just gives him a glare that has "are you crazy?" written all over it and carries on like he never said anything.



** Rachel instead reports [[MetaphoricallyTrue "There's some nutjob dressed up like Dracula going around attacking people."]] The police would consider "a dangerous and delusional person" more plausible that "a real-life vampire".

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** Rachel instead reports [[MetaphoricallyTrue "There's some nutjob dressed up like Dracula going around attacking people."]] The police would consider "a dangerous and delusional person" more plausible that than "a real-life vampire".
26th Dec '17 4:21:47 PM angie710
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** The police are all ''Lego'' policemen.
30th Sep '17 12:01:49 AM AHI-3000
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'''Basic Trope''': The police or other authorities figures are incompetent, skeptical of the main character's claims, and generally ill-equipped to handle the problems the characters are facing despite it nominally being their job.

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'''Basic Trope''': The police or other authorities authority figures are incompetent, skeptical of the main character's claims, and generally ill-equipped to handle the problems the characters are facing despite it nominally being their job.
21st Aug '17 1:15:22 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Rachel was GenreSavvy enough to instead report, [[MetaphoricallyTrue "There's some nutjob dressed up like Dracula going around attacking people."]] The police would consider "a dangerous and delusional person" more plausible that "a real-life vampire".

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** Rachel was GenreSavvy enough to instead report, reports [[MetaphoricallyTrue "There's some nutjob dressed up like Dracula going around attacking people."]] The police would consider "a dangerous and delusional person" more plausible that "a real-life vampire".
10th Aug '17 10:03:49 AM AHI-3000
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** [[ThereAreNoPolice The police are NEVER around to respond to any crimes or emergencies]].
6th May '17 11:57:44 PM AgentKyles
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** There aren't any cops around because [[ClosedCircle the crime takes place in the middle of the woods on an uninhabited island in deep space]]. Don't ask.

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** There aren't any cops around because [[ClosedCircle the crime takes place in the middle of the woods on an uninhabited island in deep space]]. Don't ask.[[AnthropicPrinciple Don't]] [[RuleOfDrama even]] [[NecessaryWeasel ask]].



** The failure of the police to act on Rachel's report leads to Rachel considering to become a VigilanteMan and [[PayEvilUntoEvil murder criminals on her own]], people can no longer trust the police.

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** The failure of the police to act on Rachel's report leads to Rachel considering to become a VigilanteMan and [[PayEvilUntoEvil murder criminals on her own]], and other people can no longer trust the police.
4th Mar '17 8:17:12 AM AgentKyles
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* '''Downplayed''': The police have good intentions, and do their jobs well, [[OutsideGenreFoe but are woefully unprepared to deal with]] {{supervillain}}s, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], {{alien abduction}}s, {{eldritch abomination}}s, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] {{leprechaun}}s.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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The police have good intentions, and do their jobs well, [[OutsideGenreFoe but are woefully unprepared to deal with]] {{supervillain}}s, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], {{alien abduction}}s, {{eldritch abomination}}s, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] {{leprechaun}}s.{{leprechaun}}s.
** SelectiveEnforcement



* '''Inverted''': The police are all [[BadassArmy hyper-competent]], [[OneManArmy nigh-unstoppable]] professionals that can always be expected to do things better than the [[FakeUltimateHero main characters.]]

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* '''Inverted''': The police are all [[BadassArmy hyper-competent]], [[OneManArmy nigh-unstoppable]] professionals [[IFoughtTheLawAndTheLawWon professionals]] that can always be expected to do things better than the [[FakeUltimateHero main characters.]] characters]], to the point of always [[TheCavalry being the ones to rescue them]].
14th Sep '16 2:15:43 PM AHI-3000
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* '''Downplayed''': The police have good intentions, and do their jobs well, [[OutsideGenreFoe but are woefully unprepared to deal with]] {{supervillain}}s, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], {{alien abduction}}s, {{eldritch abomination}}s [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] {{leprechaun}}s.

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* '''Downplayed''': The police have good intentions, and do their jobs well, [[OutsideGenreFoe but are woefully unprepared to deal with]] {{supervillain}}s, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], {{alien abduction}}s, {{eldritch abomination}}s abomination}}s, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] {{leprechaun}}s.



** Rachel's claims involve supernatural creatures or phenomena (i.e supervillains, vampires, werewolves, aliens, leprechauns, etc.) which the police are unlikely to believe because very few other rational people would.

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** Rachel's claims involve supernatural creatures or phenomena (i.e e. supervillains, vampires, werewolves, aliens, eldritch monsters, leprechauns, etc.) which the police are unlikely to believe because very few other rational people would.
28th Aug '16 12:37:04 AM Mhazard
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* '''Downplayed''': The police have good intentions, and do their jobs well, [[OutsideGenreFoe but are woefully unprepared to deal with]] {{supervillain}}s, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], {{alien abduction}}s, {{EldrichAbomination}}s [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] {{leprechaun}}s.

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* '''Downplayed''': The police have good intentions, and do their jobs well, [[OutsideGenreFoe but are woefully unprepared to deal with]] {{supervillain}}s, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], {{alien abduction}}s, {{EldrichAbomination}}s {{eldritch abomination}}s [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] {{leprechaun}}s.



** The failure of the police to act on Rachel's report leads to Rachel considering to become a VigilateMan and [[PayEvilUntoEvil murder criminals on her own]], people can no longer trust the police.

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** The failure of the police to act on Rachel's report leads to Rachel considering to become a VigilateMan VigilanteMan and [[PayEvilUntoEvil murder criminals on her own]], people can no longer trust the police.
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