main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
Kickstarter Message
TV Tropes Needs Your Help
Big things are happening on TV Tropes! New admins, new designs, fewer ads, mobile versions, beta testing opportunities, thematic discovery engine, fun trope tools and toys, and much more - Learn how to help here and discuss here.
View Kickstarter Project
Cops and Detectives
Please sit down. We'd like to ask you a few questions.

Who are we? We're detectives; the folks who solve those mysteries you see on TV and read about in the paper. Most of us are what you'd call Seekers. Now, if you'll just answer a few—

What? You want more info? Alright, I'll let you ask just one more thing, but I'm really supposed to ask the questions. We come in all shapes and sizes, from meddling kids to sweet old ladies to grizzled PIs. Some of us can tell if you're guilty just by looking at the dust on your shoe. Some of us... can't. Take a look down and see our many faces. See Crime and Punishment Tropes for the stuff we do and Sliding Scale of Law Enforcement for how we're portrayed.

Now, about your whereabouts last night...

Did you contrast this with Organized Crime Tropes on the night of the 15th?



Crime and Punishment TropesMystery TropesHistorical Detective Fiction
    Goodness TropesGood Guys Garb
Con ManCharactersCrime Magnet
    Occupation TropesThe Courtroom Index
Always MaleStock CharactersElders
Cast Filler TropesCharacters as DeviceElders

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy