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It is 1887 in Even Greater London, where Queen Victoria reigns even after being assassinated eleven times, thanks to the wonders of modern science. While investigating the death of a scientist, Inspector Archibald Fleet and crime journalist Clara Entwhistle find themselves on the tail of a conspiracy far greater than anticipated. Victoriocity is a comedic mystery audio drama with two seasons released.

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  • Always Identical Twins: Fleet and Clara learn that Edouard Vidocq's stage assistant, The Child of Mystery, was actually a pair of twins. Despite what they assume though, the twins aren't identical, and the second twin is actually a boy.
  • Da Chief: Fleet's boss Chief Inspector Keller
  • Delicious Distraction: Clara likes food, and suggests that the suspect they're pursuing ran into one of the appealing looking food stands because that's where she'd want to go.
  • Dying Clue: Rather than write down his killers name, Dr. Salik writes a note asking for Fleet. It was actually written by Merrick as part of a scheme to frame Fleet, which proves to be his undoing at it provides presentable evidence that he was involved in Salik's death.
  • Hates Small Talk: Since Fleet doesn't like small talk, Clara decides at the start of the second season to only engage in big talk. Fleet isn't interested in giving personal information either.
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  • His Name Is...: Warder Ralgrieve fails to tell Inspector Fleet the name of the secret organization before he dies.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Clara takes an active role in the investigation of the cases she reports on.
  • Jurisdiction Friction: The Tower wardens have complete jurisdiction of crimes in their territory, and are constantly expanding their boundary. The murder of Dr. Salik takes places just yards out of their territory.
  • Just Between You and Me: Merrick gets offended when Fleet would rather attempt to disable the bomb than listen to his villain speech, and threatens to detonate the bomb early if Fleet doesn't pay attention.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Quaternius was trying to prevent Fleet from being framed for blowing up the tower. Because they don't explain this to Fleet, he ends up going to the Tower to prevent them from blowing it up.
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  • Spirited Young Lady: Her mother wants her to be a perfectly ladylike Idle Rich, but Clara would rather use her talents to be useful and financially independent as a journalist.
  • The Stinger: The first season usually included an extra joke after the credits.
  • Tailor-Made Prison: Edouard Vidocq is kept as the sole prisoner of an underwater jail.
  • Taking You with Me: Fleet attempts to rescue Whitlock from falling, but Whitlock would rather just take both of them to their deaths.
  • Thought They Knew Already:
    Obfuscari Member "Forget you ever heard the name Quaternius."
    Fleet: "I hadn't! Who's Quaternius?
  • Turn in Your Badge: Fleet's superiors are less than impressed when he announces that The Tower has been infiltrated by a secret society he can't prove exists, and force him to go on vacation. Fleet continues the case anyways.
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