Not Thriving (titles crowner 7/29/14): The Inspector get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 27th Jan 2014 11:59:00 PM
- We are defining a trope in terms of a rank that is used in some police forces, yet many different police forces might not use the same words, but still could provide characters that play equivalent roles.
- While "Lieutenant" might be the technical equivalent to the British rank, it terms of the role played in police detective stories, it is my observation that police lieutenants rarely play the staring roles in American stories the way that police inspectors do with British series.
- Many detective sergeants (or comparable ranks) even mid level detectives whose ranks are never given play a comparable story telling role the one that is described for the police inspector, namely as a older and more senior of a police duo, who is occasionally yelled at by Da Chief yet also has subordinates of his own.
- A: Make this a supertrope for all police detectives.
- B: Make this a trope covering all police detectives who serve as the protagonist and chief investigator of a series and have subordinates of their own but are not Da Chief of their particular organization as portrayed, whether they be sergeant, lieutenant, inspector, chief inspector, captain, or some German or Japanese word I don't even know.
edited 16th Nov '13 4:22:04 PM by Catbert
edited 28th Nov '13 5:05:34 AM by Catbert
- Leave alone
- Redefine as "Middle level police detective who leads an investigation, has at least one subordinate, but is lower than Da Chief", while taking out the requirement that he should have any specific rank or title.
- Redefine as "Any police detective, in contrast with the Private Dective and the Amatuer Slueth"
edited 15th Apr '14 8:20:00 AM by Larkmarn
Alternative Titles: The Inspector
29th Jul '14 6:11:33 AM