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** [[spoiler:Kyoko Kirigiri]] from ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc''. [[spoiler:Her family, the Kirigiri, are a family of top detectives, and even before she realized her title being "Super High-School Level Detective", she tremendously helped out the protagonist Naegi with her deductive and investigation skills befitting of a detective.]]
** Shuichi Saihara from ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'', whose uncle was a private investigator which Shuichi often helped to [[ParentalAbandonment show gratitude for taking care of him.]] He worked on several cases before solving the homicide that granted him the title of Ultimate Detective.

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** [[spoiler:Kyoko Kirigiri]] from ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc''. [[spoiler:Her family, the Kirigiri, [[spoiler:The Kirigiri family are a family of top detectives, and even before she realized her title being "Super High-School Level "Ultimate Detective", she tremendously helped out the protagonist Makoto Naegi with her deductive and investigation skills befitting of a detective.]]
** Shuichi Saihara from ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'', ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaV3KillingHarmony'', whose uncle was a private investigator which Shuichi often helped to [[ParentalAbandonment show gratitude for taking care of him.]] He worked on several cases before solving the homicide that granted him the title of Ultimate Detective.

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* Creator/ElleryQueen (the character rather than the Authors) was a mystery writer who who would frequently aid his father Inspector Richard Queen, as well as running independent investigations.


For heroes instead of detectives, see KidHeroAllGrownUp

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For heroes instead of detectives, see KidHeroAllGrownUp
KidHeroAllGrownUp.



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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': Although not a detective himself, Shinichi Kudo's father is a mystery writer, thus giving Shinichi his detective streak and easy access to the books of Conan Doyle. The fact that he and Shinichi's mother are able to put on a performance that baffles even Shinichi early on, they both clearly have the background to qualify Conan for this trope.
** To help further the cause, Yusaku Kudo is BrilliantButLazy. Megure and Kogoro have both tried on several occasion in his {{Backstory}} to recruit him to being a police detective...just for Yusaku to catch on and prove smarter.

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[[folder:Anime and & Manga]]
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': Although not a detective himself, Shinichi Kudo's father is a mystery writer, thus giving Shinichi his detective streak and easy access to the books of Conan Doyle. The fact that he and Shinichi's mother are able to put on a performance that baffles even Shinichi early on, they both clearly have the background to qualify Conan for this trope.
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trope. To help further the cause, Yusaku Kudo is BrilliantButLazy. Megure and Kogoro have both tried on several occasion in his {{Backstory}} to recruit him to being a police detective... just for Yusaku to catch on and prove smarter.



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* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'':
** Dick's adopted son Junior accompanies Dick on cases during his childhood and grows up to be a police forensic artist.
** Dick Jr's HalfHumanHybrid daughter Honeymoon is still in the preteen/teen range, but she's helped the Tracy family on cases too.
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* [[Literature/TheHardyBoys Joe & Frank Hardy]], who helped their PI father solve cases.
** Or, in some cases ([[MoneyDearBoy especially where a reward was involved]]) ''competed'' with their PI father.

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* [[Literature/TheHardyBoys ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'': Joe & and Frank Hardy]], Hardy, who helped their PI father solve cases.
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cases. Or, in some cases ([[MoneyDearBoy especially where a reward was involved]]) ''competed'' with their PI father.



** In the pastiche series, ''Literature/EnolaHolmes'', the title character, who is the far younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft, runs away and finds that she is no less talented as a detective as her brothers.

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** In the pastiche series, series ''Literature/EnolaHolmes'', the title character, who is the far younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft, runs away and finds that she is no less talented as a detective as her brothers.



*** There's a new series called ''The Sherlock Files'' which feature the great-great-great grandchildren.

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*** ** There's a new series called ''The Sherlock Files'' which feature the great-great-great grandchildren.
grandchildren.



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* ''Series/VeronicaMars'', raised by her sheriff-turned-PI dad, was already running her own PI business in HighSchool (it was well-known that the girls loos doubled as 'her office' during school hours). A lawyer-friend of the family would leave cases open on the desk she had at her father's office while he was with clients in case she decided to 'take a look'.
* Emerson Cod of ''Series/PushingDaisies'' (who started out so early, he was being used in stings as a baby)

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* ''Series/VeronicaMars'', raised by her sheriff-turned-PI dad, was already running her own PI business in HighSchool (it was well-known that the girls loos doubled as 'her office' "her office" during school hours). A lawyer-friend of the family would leave cases open on the desk she had at her father's office while he was with clients in case she decided to 'take "take a look'.
look".
* Emerson Cod of ''Series/PushingDaisies'' (who started out so early, he was being used in stings as a baby)baby).



** Detective [=McNulty=] uses his preteen sons trail a drug kingpin through a market, and judging by their skill at it, he's taught a few things about tailing a suspect. While he is a loving father, this is an example of how terrible a person [=McNulty=] is at everything but being a detective. His ex-wife is pissed when she finds out and tries to take away his custody rights.
** While not necessarily used about people who actually ''have'' been detectives since childhood, the Baltimore cops call anyone whose instincts for policework ''seem'' like they've been doing it since they've been in diapers "natural police." [=McNulty=] is regularly termed "a natural police" (''sic''--a Baltimore cop is almost always called "a police"), as is Lester Freamon (after he's allowed to show what he can do).
* He wasn't raised to be a detective, but ''Series/{{Monk}}'''s neurotic mother probably caused him at least in part to develop the OCD that makes him such a skilled investigator, and the episode "Mr. Monk and Little Monk" revealed that he solved his first (admittedly minor) crime in middle school.
** A mini series called ''Little Monk'' was created during its eighth season which shows Adrian and his brother Ambrose serving as his [[TheWatson Watson]] solving several cases in school.

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** Detective [=McNulty=] uses his preteen sons to trail a drug kingpin through a market, and judging by their skill at it, he's taught a few things about tailing a suspect. While he is a loving father, this is an example of how terrible a person [=McNulty=] is at everything but being a detective. His ex-wife is pissed when she finds out and tries to take away his custody rights.
** While not necessarily used about people who actually ''have'' been detectives since childhood, the Baltimore cops call anyone whose instincts for policework ''seem'' like they've been doing it since they've been in diapers "natural police." police". [=McNulty=] is regularly termed "a natural police" (''sic''--a (''sic'' -- a Baltimore cop is almost always called "a police"), as is Lester Freamon (after he's allowed to show what he can do).
* He wasn't raised reared to be a detective, but ''Series/{{Monk}}'''s neurotic mother probably caused him at least in part to develop the OCD that makes him such a skilled investigator, and the episode "Mr. Monk and Little Monk" revealed that he solved his first (admittedly minor) crime in middle school.
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school. A mini series mini-series called ''Little Monk'' was created during its eighth season season, which shows Adrian and his brother Ambrose serving as his [[TheWatson Watson]] solving several cases in school.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ComicStrip/DickTracy
** Dick's adopted son Junior accompanies Dick on cases during his childhood and grows up to be, a police forensic artist.
** Dick Jr's HalfHumanHybrid daughter Honeymoon is still in the preteen/teen range, but she's helped the Tracy family on cases too.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''´s Naoto Shirogane, who is the fifth generation in a family of professional detectives.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''´s ''VideoGame/Persona4''´s Naoto Shirogane, who is the fifth generation in a family of professional detectives.



* WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget's niece Penny would likely have grown up to be one of these, after all the practice she had "helping" her uncle solve his cases. Subverted, in that Gadget was chiefly useless and Penny did most of the work.

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* WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget's niece Penny would likely have grown up to be one of these, after all the practice she had has "helping" her uncle solve his cases. Subverted, in that Gadget was is chiefly useless and Penny did does most of the work.





** Naoto's successor Goro Akechi, the "second coming of the Detective Prince" plays with this. [[spoiler: Akechi is legitimately brilliant, but his actual detective skills are a sham. All of his cases were actually perpetrated by him in the Metaverse causing mental shutdowns that made it appear that the victims were actually the culprits.]]

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** Naoto's successor in ''VideoGame/Persona5'', Goro Akechi, Akechi (dubbed the "second coming of the Detective Prince" Prince"), plays with this. [[spoiler: Akechi is legitimately brilliant, but his actual detective skills are a sham. All of his cases were actually perpetrated by him in the Metaverse causing mental shutdowns that made it appear that the victims were actually the culprits.]]

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** Naoto's successor Goro Akechi, the "second coming of the Detective Prince" plays with this. [[spoiler: Akechi is legitimately brilliant, but his actual detective skills are a sham. All of his cases were actually perpetrated by him in the Metaverse causing mental shutdowns that made it appear that the victims were actually the culprits.]]


* [[spoiler:Kyoko Kirigiri]] from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa''. [[spoiler:Her family, the Kirigiri, are a family of top detectives, and even before she realized her title being "Super High-School Level Detective", she tremendously helped out the protagonist Naegi with her deductive and investigation skills befitting of a detective.]]
* Also Shuichi Saihara from ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'', whose uncle was a private investigator which Shuichi often helped to [[ParentalAbandonment show gratitude for taking care of him.]] He worked on several cases before solving the homicide that granted him the title of Ultimate Detective.

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* ''Franchise/{{Danganronpa}}'':
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[[spoiler:Kyoko Kirigiri]] from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa''.''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc''. [[spoiler:Her family, the Kirigiri, are a family of top detectives, and even before she realized her title being "Super High-School Level Detective", she tremendously helped out the protagonist Naegi with her deductive and investigation skills befitting of a detective.]]
* Also ** Shuichi Saihara from ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'', whose uncle was a private investigator which Shuichi often helped to [[ParentalAbandonment show gratitude for taking care of him.]] He worked on several cases before solving the homicide that granted him the title of Ultimate Detective.

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* ''Series/WaltDisneyPresents'': In "Michael O'Hara the Fourth", the eponymous Michael O'Hara is the teenaged daughter of a police detective, who is the a himself a third generation cop. Michael the Fourth is already proving herself to be an adept KidDetective.

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* Also Shuichi Saihara from ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'', whose uncle was a private investigator which Shuichi often helped to [[ParentalAbandonment show gratitude for taking care of him.]] He worked on several cases before solving the homicide that granted him the title of Ultimate Detective.


* The ''TouchDetective'' series shows Mackenzie as this, but still in the KidDetective phase.

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* The ''TouchDetective'' ''VideoGame/TouchDetective'' series shows Mackenzie as this, but still in the KidDetective phase.


* [[spoiler:Kirigiri Kyouko]] from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa''. [[spoiler:Her family, the Kirigiri, are a family of top detectives, and even before she realized her title being "Super High-School Level Detective", she tremendously helped out the protagonist Naegi with her deductive and investigation skills befitting of a detective.]]

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* [[spoiler:Kirigiri Kyouko]] [[spoiler:Kyoko Kirigiri]] from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa''. [[spoiler:Her family, the Kirigiri, are a family of top detectives, and even before she realized her title being "Super High-School Level Detective", she tremendously helped out the protagonist Naegi with her deductive and investigation skills befitting of a detective.]]

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For heroes instead of detectives, see KidHeroAllGrownUp


* On ''Series/TheWire'', Detective [=McNulty=] uses his preteen sons trail a drug kingpin through the supermarket, and judging by their skill at it, he's taught a few things about tailing a suspect. While he is a loving father, this is an example of how terrible a person [=McNulty=] is at everything but being a detective. His ex-wife is pissed when she finds out and tries to take away his custody rights.

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* On ''Series/TheWire'', ''Series/TheWire'':
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Detective [=McNulty=] uses his preteen sons trail a drug kingpin through the supermarket, a market, and judging by their skill at it, he's taught a few things about tailing a suspect. While he is a loving father, this is an example of how terrible a person [=McNulty=] is at everything but being a detective. His ex-wife is pissed when she finds out and tries to take away his custody rights.
** While not necessarily used about people who actually ''have'' been detectives since childhood, the Baltimore cops call anyone whose instincts for policework ''seem'' like they've been doing it since they've been in diapers "natural police." [=McNulty=] is regularly termed "a natural police" (''sic''--a Baltimore cop is almost always called "a police"), as is Lester Freamon (after he's allowed to show what he can do).


* [[TheHardyBoys Joe & Frank Hardy]], who helped their PI father solve cases.

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* [[TheHardyBoys [[Literature/TheHardyBoys Joe & Frank Hardy]], who helped their PI father solve cases.



* DistaffCounterpart NancyDrew also started this way, although her father was a lawyer, not a detective. She started by doing some low-level work to help him, but slowly evolved into a full-fledged detective (and like Frank and Joe, occasionally went against him when she thought the case didn't all add up.)

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* DistaffCounterpart NancyDrew Literature/NancyDrew also started this way, although her father was a lawyer, not a detective. She started by doing some low-level work to help him, but slowly evolved into a full-fledged detective (and like Frank and Joe, occasionally went against him when she thought the case didn't all add up.)



* InspectorGadget's niece Penny would likely have grown up to be one of these, after all the practice she had "helping" her uncle solve his cases. Subverted, in that Gadget was chiefly useless and Penny did most of the work.

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* InspectorGadget's WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget's niece Penny would likely have grown up to be one of these, after all the practice she had "helping" her uncle solve his cases. Subverted, in that Gadget was chiefly useless and Penny did most of the work.

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* The ''Crime Through Time'' books are a quasi-GenerationalSaga, following different members of a family of detectives as they solve mysteries in various decades of the 20th and 21st centuries. By the 1920s book, people are pointing out that the protagonist takes after their parents, and by the 2000s book, the family home sports an extensive forensic lab.


* Both Deb and ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' are cops, as was their father, Harry. Played with, in that Dexter is actually Harry's adopted son (and a [[VillainProtagonist serial killer]]).

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* Both Deb and ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' are cops, as was their father, Harry. Played with, in that Dexter is actually Harry's adopted son (and a [[VillainProtagonist serial killer]]). And not actually a cop, but a forensic analyst.

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