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09:30:03 PM Jan 27th 2013
It should be noted here (as it is in Literature: Les MisÚrables) that Inspector Javert is Driven to Suicide by his Black and White Insanity in a Villainous Breakdown after being saved by Jean Valjean.

Tho it apparently isn't part of the trope, the suicide of Inspector Javert is central to the story of Les MisÚrables, and anyone making a reference to Inspector Javert in a more literary - or less trope-specific - context may be misunderstood if they are thinking only of the misdirected virtue aspect of Javert and unaware of the tragic conclusion.

For example, comparing U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz to Inspector Javert after the suicide of defendant Aaron Swartz seems like a poor choice: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/More_bad_News_For_Carmen_Ortiz

05:31:19 AM Nov 12th 2011
An Inspector Javert that is

a. a [1]

b. [2], [3], or [4]
02:02:06 AM Jun 19th 2010
On the offchance that anyone reads this before trying to post her again: Carmelita Fox from the Sly Cooper series is Inspector Zenigata, not this. Chaotic Good alignment aside, Sly commits crimes, and Carmelita pursues him for those crimes. She tends to treat him like a bigger jerk than he actually is, but she isn't pursuing him mistakenly.
06:57:25 PM Mar 15th 2010
edited by johnnye
The description implies it's not an example of this if the hero is genuinely a Villain Protagonist (and thus the cop is entirely in the right) - is that right? If not, Tom Hanks in Catch Me If You Can would be a textbook example.
06:58:17 PM Mar 15th 2010
Never mind- that's Inspector Zenigata.
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