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YMMV: Hercule Poirot
  • Complete Monster: ABC and Mr. X. See those pages for details.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The short story "The Kidnapped Prime Minister", set in 1919 and written in 1925, is about Poirot having to find the titular kidnapped Prime Minister before the Versailles negotiations start, because if he is not present then the treaty might be 'too lenient'. Of course in hindsight it's generally thought now that the harshness of the Versailles treaty played a major role in the rise of Adolf Hitler.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: To a point. Metacritic has given the games based on the series mediocre reviews: Murder on the Orient Express was given a score of 60 out of 100 (though the only saving grace is having David Suchet of the Poirot TV series voice the titular character in spite of the fact that the protagonist you control is female); Evil Under the Sun was given scores of 66 for the PC version and 46 for the Wii version; and The ABC Murders was given a score of 53.
  • Readers in Mourning: Poirot is the only fictional character to receive an obituary in the New York Times. Although, at least one paper did an obit for Chewbacca.
  • Recycled Script: Some of Poirot's adventures are so good, other characters copy them.
  • Values Dissonance: "The Augean Stables" sees Poirot go to great lengths to bury and discredit accusations of embezzlement by a former Prime Minister... which happen to be true. This obstruction of justice, which involves destroying a man's career, is considered right and proper in order to defend the late Prime Minister's reputation, prevent his party from suffering a great loss of face, and prevent a politician from another party from becoming the new Prime Minister (as he is considered to be most unsuitable for the position). Nowadays Poirot would be the villain in the story.

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