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Single Proposition: Rename Inspector Javert

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  • Character named tropes are deprecated
  • Wick check shows heavy misuse for other inspector tropes — allegedly 40% misuse or more (in dispute — the wick check may have contained errors).
  • Frequently sinkholed whenever the inspector is mentioned, sometimes even when his being this trope is not relevant to the example.


  • Current name generates lots of inbound traffic for the trope and wiki.
  • Significant uncertainty as to how widespread the misuse actually is.
  • Name may not necessarily be the origin of the actual misuse.
  • Javert is not merely trope-namer — many examples are based directly on this specific character.