History Podcast / BlackJackJustice

5th Nov '17 9:19:05 AM sgamer82
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-->'''Jack:''' I'm not the one that was making nice with Freddy's identical cousin.
-->'''Trixie:''' Don't remind me. I'll have to wash my imagination twice.
-->'''Herman:''' Freddy! Is Dolly your girl?
-->'''Trixie:''' Ugh... three times.

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-->'''Jack:''' I'm not the one that was making nice with Freddy's identical cousin. \n-->'''Trixie:''' \\
'''Trixie:'''
Don't remind me. I'll have to wash my imagination twice.
-->'''Herman:'''
twice.\\
'''Herman:'''
Freddy! Is Dolly your girl?
-->'''Trixie:'''
girl?\\
'''Trixie:'''
Ugh... three times.



* PapaWolf: Sabien has gained this reputation over his time as a cop. Bad guys on the street know that if you hurt young girls, Sabien will come for you. "The Albatross" highlights this most strongly, as he simply can not let go of a case concerning the murder of a young, pregnant girl, goes to Jack and Trixie for help when he's taken off the case, and comes within a hair's breadth of killing the man responsible once he's identified.



* SharePhrase: One of the ''Decoder Ring Theater'' share phrases that sees more mileage in ''Black Jack Justice'' than ''Red Panda Adventures'' is "It's probably true, but you still shouldn't say it." Most often used someone makes a comment about another character that is both very unflattering and difficult to argue with.



** Jack and Trixie are a mix of this and PlatonicLifePartners. They're constantly sniping at, insulting, and trying to get the better of one another, and yet they stay together as partners and, when the chips are down, have each other's backs.

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** Jack and Trixie are a mix of this and PlatonicLifePartners. They're constantly sniping at, insulting, and trying to get the better of one another, and yet they stay together as partners and, when the chips are down, have each other's backs. In "The Road to Hell", an episode consisting almost entirely of Jack and Trixie bickering, Jack unwittingly hits a raw nerve by commenting on the size of Trixie's hands. He backpedals immediately upon realizing he ''actually'' hurt her, then goes on to note that had he known about this particular weakness he'd have used it at least once ''years'' ago.
4th Jul '17 4:10:57 AM Rebu
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* ChekhovsGun: In one episode, Trixie's narration mentions that Sabien has a 17-year old daughter. Several episodes later, he comes to the pair to hire them. A pregnant teenage black girl was found in an apartment, and everyone writes it off as just another crime in that part of town. Everyone except Sabien, who takes it very seriously. Neither of our detectives say why, but it's clear they understand.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Retroactively: the novel is an OriginsEpisode introduces a number of interesting characters who never appeared in the audio drama.

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* ChekhovsGun: In one episode, Trixie's narration mentions that Sabien has a 17-year old daughter. Several episodes later, he comes to the pair to hire them. A pregnant teenage black girl was found dead in an apartment, and everyone writes it off as just another crime in that part of town. Everyone except Sabien, who takes it very seriously. Neither of our detectives say why, but it's clear they understand.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Retroactively: the novel is an OriginsEpisode and introduces a number of interesting characters who never appeared in the audio drama.



* RomanticRunnerUp: While he's never actually gotten anywhere with her (yet), Button-Down Theo does maintain a romantic interest in Trixie. She doesn't mind that so much because he doesn't press the issue beyond the occasional flirt, and because he's a "useful contact" at Braithwaite's, a rival, and much larger, detective agency.

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* RomanticRunnerUp: While he's never actually gotten anywhere with her (yet), Button-Down Theo does maintain a romantic interest in Trixie. She doesn't mind that so much because he doesn't press the issue beyond the occasional flirt, and because he's a "useful contact" at Braithwaite's, a rival, and much larger, detective agency. [[spoiler:And then he gets married. Even though Trixie broke up with ''him'', violently, she's not sure what to feel about the news.]]
13th May '17 11:14:59 AM sgamer82
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* GenreThrowback: It's a series by Gregg Taylor, that's all you need to know.

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* GenreThrowback: It's a The series by Gregg Taylor, that's all you need is an homage to know.film noir stories of the World War II era..
9th May '17 9:06:16 AM sgamer82
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* NeverMyFault: The ''lack'' of this trope is the key clue in "The Reunion". Jack and Trixie's client is a woman trying to reunite with her estranged twin sister after she basically stole the man her sister loved from her. What tips the detectives off is that their client took full responsibility for her actions with no attempt to justify them, something they see all too often. They eventually realized [[spoiler: the sister killed her twin and was impersonating her so she could use Jack and Trixie to make it look like they'd reunited amicably so she wouldn't be suspected when the client was missed]].

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* NeverMyFault: The ''lack'' of this trope is the key clue in "The Reunion". Jack and Trixie's client is a woman trying to reunite with her estranged twin sister after she basically stole the man her sister loved from her. What tips the detectives off is that their client took full responsibility for her actions with no attempt to justify them, something they see all too often. They eventually realized realize [[spoiler: the sister killed her twin and was impersonating her so she could use Jack and Trixie to make it look like they'd reunited amicably so she wouldn't be suspected when the client was missed]].
9th May '17 9:05:27 AM sgamer82
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* NeverMyFault: The ''lack'' of this trope is the key clue in "The Reunion". Jack and Trixie's client is a woman trying to reunite with her estranged twin sister after she basically stole the man her sister loved from her. What tips the detectives off is that their client took full responsibility for her actions with no attempt to justify them, something they see all too often. They eventually realized [[spoiler: the sister killed her twin and was impersonating her so she could use Jack and Trixie to make it look like they'd reunited amicably so she wouldn't be suspected when the client was missed]].
7th May '17 7:03:46 AM sgamer82
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* FoodAsBribe: Jack and Trixie, in later episodes, begin regularly bringing Sabien food or offering to treat him to someplace nice as a means of getting him to help them out.



* ThroughHisStomach: Jack and Trixie, in later episodes, begin regularly bringing Sabien food or offering to treat him to someplace nice as a means of getting him to help them out.
6th May '17 9:55:37 PM sgamer82
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* ThroughHisStomach: Jack and Trixie, in later episodes, begin regularly bringing Sabien food or offering to treat him to someplace nice as a means of getting him to help them out.



* VitriolicBestBuds: Jack and Trixie are a mix of this and PlatonicLifePartners. They're constantly sniping at, insulting, and trying to get the better of one another, and yet they stay together as partners and, when the chips are down, have each other's backs.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: VitriolicBestBuds:
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Jack and Trixie are a mix of this and PlatonicLifePartners. They're constantly sniping at, insulting, and trying to get the better of one another, and yet they stay together as partners and, when the chips are down, have each other's backs.
26th Apr '17 10:20:33 PM sgamer82
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* TooDumbToLive: Sergeant Nelson can come across as this, though he does occasionally display HiddenDepths. His glaring idiocy is a source of frequent frustration to the more competent characters, but I'm an actual fight he's the best marksman of all of them.

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* TooDumbToLive: Sergeant Nelson can come across as this, though he does occasionally display HiddenDepths. His glaring idiocy is a source of frequent frustration to the more competent characters, but I'm in an actual fight he's the best marksman of all of them.
25th Apr '17 6:00:45 PM sgamer82
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* SarcasmFailure: The third act of "Now Who's the Dummy" has Jack and Trixie in the middle of a four way argument between two ventriloquists and their dummies. The puppet named Simple is the most reasonable person in the room, one of the ventriloquists pulls ''two'' guns in the course of the confrontation and even the other puppet gets in on the action. The detectives can only lampshade the sheer absurdity of it all.
-->'''Trixie:''' The puppet has a cap gun tied to his hand!\\
'''Jack:''' The nervous guy with the real gun is taking this seriously.
23rd Apr '17 6:47:51 AM sgamer82
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* ReallyGetsAround: Trixie is sort of hinted to, and certainly advertises herself as this -- though anything that may or may happen between her and the numerous men she flirts with and gets the phone numbers of, stays firmly off-screen.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Trixie is sort of hinted to, and certainly advertises herself as this -- this, though anything that may or may not happen between her and the numerous men she flirts with and gets the phone numbers of, of stays firmly off-screen.



* SpannerInTheWorks: In "Justice For Some", the plot is to invite known the thieves to an event to be fall guys for the theft an heirloom necklace. It fails because one thief [[spoiler:had legitimately reformed]], another was [[spoiler:on a whole other floor casing the joint's artwork]], and Jack managed to [[spoiler:grab the third when the lights went out to facilitate the robbery]]. This leaves the actual culprit the ''only'' one in a position to actually take the necklace.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: In "Justice For Some", the plot is to invite known the thieves to an event to be fall guys for the theft an heirloom necklace. It fails because one thief [[spoiler:had legitimately reformed]], another was [[spoiler:on a whole other floor casing the joint's artwork]], and Jack managed to [[spoiler:grab the third when the lights went out to facilitate the robbery]]. This leaves the actual culprit the ''only'' one in a position to actually take the necklace.
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