Main Good Cop Bad Cop Discussion

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06:35:23 PM Jun 10th 2016
Given how common this trope is, and how often it's parodied, lampshaded, deconstructed, and reconstructed, does this qualify for Undead Horse Trope status?
04:18:54 PM Sep 9th 2013
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Anybody else think the current situation with Syria (circa Late Summer/Early Fall 2013) counts as a macro scale example, US as the Bad Cop, Russia as the Good Cop? I mean, we've even got the Good Cop saying, in effect, "please cooperate, I don't think I can control my friend here much longer".

Is this a valid example for a prospective Real Life example folder, or am I just too troped and seeing them in real life now?
05:49:15 PM Nov 26th 2012
Well, could a character with Split Personality (or pretending to have Split Personality) potentially succeeds in pulling the good cop bad cop trick all by him/herself?
07:23:09 PM Oct 1st 2010
I'm surprised they don't include "Ugly Cop".
10:33:51 AM Apr 2nd 2011
Who is this they?

This is a wiki, you should add it yourself.
08:45:09 AM Jun 21st 2011
A third cop is brought in and acts all gross.

That's "Ugly Cop".
08:47:12 AM Jun 21st 2011
edited by MrDeath
That...doesn't really happen in any media I can think of, at least, it's not part of any trope formula. I can see you're trying to stretch it into The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, but not everything needs to be a Shout-Out.
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