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* CluelessDetective: Investi-Gator is SuperGullible, and doesn't notice the obvious solutions to each case.

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* CluelessDetective: Investi-Gator is SuperGullible, SuperGullible and doesn't notice ditzy, and never notices the obvious solutions to each case.


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* InsaneTrollLogic: Investi-Gator operates on hilariously silly logic, as seen a few times throughout the game:
** In Case 2, Grizzelda fakes her own kidnapping. Investi-Gator realizes that there's no evidence that anyone kidnapped Grizzelda, which is true, but this leads him to conclude that [[spoiler:he himself is the kidnapper, somehow.]]
** In Case 3, Investi-Gator learns that he and Red Herring can escape prison if they have enough [=JailBux=]. Red Herring attempts running on the hamster wheel to get [=JailBux=], only to give up after getting only 000,000,001. Investi-Gator flips the number around so it reads 100,000,000. This works.
** Also in Case 3, Investi-Gator needs a red keycard to open the door to the BigBad's room. There is a red keycard behind some glass, but after getting the keycard out, Investi-Gator realizes that it's actually a blue keycard that appeared red because the glass was red. [[spoiler:So he dips the blue keycard in ketchup to make it red]]. The keypad accepts this.


* BigBad: The one behind all the confusion is a mysterious, shadowy fish, who is shown not to be Red Herring. As it turns out, [[spoiler:his name is Salmon Salmon. He is Red Herring's brother, and they set things up so that Insti-Gator would not go to jail for his crimes, so that he could keep committing crimes, and Investi-Gator could keep solving cases.]]

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* BigBad: The one behind all the confusion BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler:Red Herring]] is revealed to be working alongside a mysterious, shadowy fish, who is shown not to be Red Herring. fish for a mysterious plan. As it turns out, [[spoiler:his [[spoiler:the mysterious fish's name is Salmon Salmon. He is Red Herring's brother, and they set things up so that Insti-Gator would not go to jail for his crimes, so that he could keep committing crimes, and Investi-Gator could keep solving cases.]]

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* CopCriminalFamily: PlayedForLaughs with the Gator family:
** Done via {{Punny Name}}s. The protagonist, Investi-Gator, is a detective who thoroughly enjoys solving cases and bringing justice. The problem is that [[CluelessDetective he's outrageously gullible and incompetent]]. His brother, Insti-Gator, often commits crimes, but is significantly smarter. Although Insti-Gator often worries about being caught, his fears are dashed by Investi-Gator [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter seeing him as only his beloved brother]], and never realizing that Insti-Gator could possibly be committing crimes. Things get hilariously inverted and muddy when Investi-Gator gets ''himself'' arrested despite committing no crime, and Insti-Gator takes it upon himself to investigate some suspicious new characters who he suspects are behind everything (and they are), and then acts as Investi-Gator's lawyer in court. This has the benefit of showing that [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Insti-Gator really does love his brother, and doesn't just use him to get away with crimes]].
** Investi-Gator reveals that his great-grandfather was the famous detective [[SherlockHomage Sherlock Gator]], and his great-grand uncle was Moriarty Gator, indicating that the latter was a criminal mastermind just like [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes James Moriarty]].

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* NoCartoonFish: Averted. Fish are just as anthropomorphized as land animals. They can walk on land via TailfinWalking.

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* PunnyName: Investi-Gator is a detective alligator, Insti-Gator is a criminal alligator.


* AffablyEvil: An odd example. Polly the schoolteacher is very kind and upfront throughout the game, and yet she has been embezzling money from the school. It's never quite made clear why.

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* AffablyEvil: An odd example.AffablyEvil:
** Downplayed and PlayedForLaughs.
Polly the schoolteacher is very kind and upfront throughout the game, and yet she has been embezzling money from the school. It's never quite made clear why.why, but she .
** Also downplayed, but less played for laughs. Mr. Crime is the victim of most of the crimes in the game, and he's a loving father to his daughter Grizzelda, and quite polite in general. But it's all but stated near the end of the game that he runs a smuggling ring. Investi-Gator and the Chief, being rather incompetent, don't seem to notice.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: In one segment of episode 3, you play as Insti-Gator, as he sneaks into the evidence room at the police station.



* BigBad: The one behind all the confusion is a mysterious, shadowy fish. As it turns out, [[spoiler:his name is Salmon Salmon. He is Red Herring's brother, and they set things up so that Insti-Gator would not go to jail for his crimes, so that he could keep committing crimes, and Investi-Gator could keep solving cases.]]

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* BigBad: The one behind all the confusion is a mysterious, shadowy fish.fish, who is shown not to be Red Herring. As it turns out, [[spoiler:his name is Salmon Salmon. He is Red Herring's brother, and they set things up so that Insti-Gator would not go to jail for his crimes, so that he could keep committing crimes, and Investi-Gator could keep solving cases.]]



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: As a CluelessDetective, Investi-Gator does this frequently. For example, in episode 2, Insti-Gator (disguised as the chief) asks Investi-Gator if Insti-Gator has been involved in any crimes (so Insti-Gator can destroy any records of the crimes he's committed.) Investi-Gator says no, no one has committed any crimes against him.
-->'''Insti-Gator:''' That's not what I- you know what, glad to hear it.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: What Insti-Gator really is. He initially seems like just a jerk who gets away with crimes because his brother believes his lies, but as the game goes on, we see that Insti-Gator really does care about his brother.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: What Insti-Gator really is. He initially seems like just a jerk who gets away with crimes because his brother believes his lies, but as the game goes on, we see that Insti-Gator really does care about his brother. In episode 3, he does his very best to help Investi-Gator escape from prison, to investigate Red Herring, who he is suspicious of, and to clear his brother's name in court.



* RedHerring: Played with. At first it seems like Investi-Gator is going to accuse Insti-Gator of the crime in the first episode... but he's actually pointing at a literal red herring that walks into the room. The red herring, simply named Red Herring, confesses to the crime. But Red Herring reappears in episode 2, having made a HeelFaceTurn, and becomes an ally to Investi-Gator.

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* RedHerring: Played with. At first it seems like Investi-Gator is going to accuse Insti-Gator of the crime in the first episode... but he's actually pointing at a literal red herring that walks into the room. The red herring, simply named Red Herring, confesses to the crime. But Red Herring reappears He is released on parole in episode 2, having made a HeelFaceTurn, 2 and becomes an ally to Investi-Gator.Investi-Gator, though it soon becomes clear that he has a much bigger role in the game's events than Investi-Gator realizes.


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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Happens frequently, such as Insti-Gator claiming that there's nothing inside the room that he's keeping Investi-Gator from entering, or Polly claiming that, despite thinking it's important to know about financial crime, she hasn't been embezzling money from the school or anything.


* BigBad: The one behind all the confusion is a mysterious, shadowy fish. As it turns out, [[spoiler:his name is Salmon Salmon. He is Red Herring's brother, and they set things up so that Insti-Gator would not go to jail for his crimes, so that he could keep committing crimes, and Investi-Gator could keep solving cases.]]



* ThreateningShark: Discussed and PlayedForLaughs. Salmon Salmon claims that fish "invented" sharks to get back at land creatures for fishing.

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* ThreateningShark: Discussed and PlayedForLaughs. Salmon Salmon The BigBad claims that fish "invented" sharks to get back at land creatures for fishing.


* AffablyEvil: An odd example. Polly the schoolteacher is very kind and upfront throughout the game, and yet she has been embezzling money from the school. It's never quite made clear why.



* TheDreaded: PlayedForLaughs. Investi-Gator is terrified of the prison warden, and has to be convinced by Insti-Gator into talking to him. The reason? All we see of the warden is [[spoiler:a photorealistic human arm.]]



* NonStandardCharacterDesign: More like Non-Standard ''Object'' Design, with the "Inexplicably Photo-Realistic Trash" can in Mr. Crime's house. This is in a game with an otherwise colorful and cartoony style.

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* NonStandardCharacterDesign: NonStandardCharacterDesign:
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More like Non-Standard ''Object'' Design, with the "Inexplicably Photo-Realistic Trash" can in Mr. Crime's house. This is in a game with an otherwise colorful and cartoony style.style.
** Also, the prison warden. We only see his arm, but apparently [[spoiler:he's a photorealistic human.]]


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* TokenHuman: [[spoiler:The prison warden]]. The photorealistic detail in his arm (which is all we see of him) makes it even more jarring.

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* BrokenPedestal: Somewhat PlayedForLaughs. [[spoiler:Red Herring is a huge fan of Investi-Gator because of the InUniverse books about him. He confesses at the end that he was thrilled to work alongside him, but felt that Investi-Gator was very InnocentlyInsensitive towards him.]]


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* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: [[spoiler:Roxy the secretary makes "like a billion dollars," according to the narration, writing books about Investi-Gator based directly on the court records she writes for his cases. This actually kickstarts the plot. Salmon Salmon and Red Herring set up a conspiracy to secretly help Investi-Gator because they love his books, and that leads to a whole lot of trouble.]]

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* FurryConfusion: PlayedForLaughs, and as a RunningGag. Nobody is certain on whether or not horses and ponies are also sentient in this WorldOfFunnyAnimals. We never actually see one.

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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Salmon Salmon and Red Herring plot to keep Insti-Gator from going to jail because they're actually Investi-Gator's biggest fans, and they only want to make sure there are crimes for Investi-Gator to investigate.]]

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* ThreateningShark: Discussed and PlayedForLaughs. Salmon Salmon claims that fish "invented" sharks to get back at land creatures for fishing.

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** Looking at some crystals in a cave, Investi-Gator says "[[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack The crystals! Of course!]]"

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* GlowingEyesOfDoom: PlayedForLaughs. Roxy sometimes acts threatening towards Insti-Gator, and when she does, her eyes glow behind her sunglasses.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: What Insti-Gator really is. He initially seems like just a jerk who gets away with crimes because his brother believes his lies, but as the game goes on, we see that Insti-Gator really does care about his brother.


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** The SpeakingSimlish for Roxy, a bird, is just a person saying "chirp chirp" over and over in a deadpan tone.

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* RhinoRampage: The police chief is a big, hulking rhino. He's a BoisterousBruiser who enjoys breaking and throwing things.

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