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Greatest Fictional Detectives

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Rated 18 points - posted 5 years ago by pxc0 in category Other.
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Sherlock Holmes Report Abuse
The obvious first choice, Holmes is the most iconic fictional detective ever created and one of the most interesting. His genius is legendary and he has become such a part of western culture that some people are tricked into thinking he really existed.
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sharlock homes is the master of all detectives.
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I can appreciate the appeal Batman has, but I would also challenge readers over his validity as truly equaling let alone surpassing Holmes. Yes, Holmes subscribed to focusing only on information that he found relevant to his profession, that of personal consultant. What is Batman's job? Vigilante. Yes, he did first appear in Detective Comics, but is it slething or the latest gadgets that Batman uses to solve his crime? Batman appears generations after the science invented by the Victorians has taken hold as serious investigative technique. In the age of CSI popularity, I would propose Batman owes much of his deductive strategies and habits of using science to the methods pioneered by the venerable Holmes. And, for the record, Holmes did not study more than one martial art because he did not need more than that to do his job.
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I only say Holmes should be behind Batman because he (Holmes) admits to not desiring to know more than what is useful (such as the fact that the earth revolves around the sun or literature, astronomy, or philosophy, etc.) due to a brain's limited capacity. Please look it up. Batman would not have such limitations and has (in various media from comics, to animation, to movies) studied a multitude of diciplines both acedemically and physically/martial arts ranging from literature, astrology, physics, various theoretical essays (on technology, human mind, and even aliens) and a longer list of martial arts than Holmes.
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HE IS THE BEST!
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he is the best
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L (from the manga Death Note) Report Abuse
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L is the worlds best detective and his intuition is almost scary. He even uses two aliases which are said to be the worlds 2nd and 3rd best detectives. L Lawliet was the only Detective wothy enough to be Light Yagamis (Kiras) opponent. L always thought that Light was Kira even when everyone else thought he was innocent. He is not scared of death and was such a genius that orphans were raised only to find someone worthy enough to be his successor. Near inst half as good as L, Near only won against Kira because Mikami (Kiras assistant) made a huge mistake.
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But did he really solve any crimes or just spend the whole time hungint for Light?
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One of the world's greatest detectives, L was the first detective in the Death Note series to investigate and try to apprehend Kira. L would not have died if it hadn't been for the the other members of the investigation, which would have thought him to be ridiculous for accusing Light a second time(for becoming Kira again), after catching Higuchi as Kira.
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Batman Report Abuse
Casual fans may call foul, thinking he's a superhero but Batman has no super powers and originally appeared in Detective Comics. Above all else, Batman is a crime fighter, using detective skills to hunt down and apprehend criminals. Batman attained success largely due to his brilliant mind and is considered the greatest detective in the DC Universe.
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Right now Batman is more superhero than detective so he should be below Detective Conan and everyone else
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batman FTW!!
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Hercule Poirot Report Abuse
An Agatha Christie creation, Poirot is a Belgian detective who works in England. Known for his meticulous mustache, dandified dressing habits, and obsession with order and neatness he is one of the most easily recognizable fictional detectives.
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i love hercule poirot created by agatha christie
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detective conan(manga) Report Abuse
this should very highly ranked because detective conan stories are very interesting and also very similar to the level of sherlock holmes.it"s author has created a detective in it who is a born detective and he is considered the mordern day sherlock holmes.the crimes commited in these stories are very interesting and of a very new kind,which represent the extreme intelligence of the author.
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conan is like the best detective.He would be smarter than sherlock or batman of course.
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he should be in the second place as he is similar to Sherlock Holmes. He has the ability to be a good detective, he is brave and has strong deducting skills
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Nero Wolfe Report Abuse
He operated under the handicap that he never left his New York Brownstone.
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Adrian Monk Report Abuse
A fictional detective from television, Monk is unique as the only obsessive compulsive detective. His brilliant detective work and genius level ability is tempered by his numerous psychological problems, making him a very interesting character.
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Miss Marple Report Abuse
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The Hardy Boys Report Abuse
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Columbo Report Abuse
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Lovable but cunning. Pretends to be inept which is but a cover for his excellent powers of observation and deductive reasoning. Looks like he has not changed clothes in a couple of days. Show was known for lack of graphic violence.
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Hank the Cow Dog Report Abuse
Hank the Cowdog is a best-selling seres of Dettectivetce.
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Feluda Report Abuse
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feluda is the idol.
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felu is the real bengali detective.
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felu mittir is the best fictional detective as I have ever read.
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outstanding detective,he has the ablity to kick the buttock of all detectives of history
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He is the best, he is simple in his ways and habits and lifestyle, but dont you dare ignore his keen and sharp sense of wit and intellect and outstanding presence of mind, the list can be endless to describe his qualities. He knows his job best. By far THE BEST.
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Feluda needs no introduction in the world of crime, suspense and thriller. Undoubtedly one of the best creation of the Oscar winner, internationally renowned film maker and author - Satyajit Ray. Feluda's skills lie in his intelligence,superb observation skills and his unmatched qualities of solving mysteries which makes him stand out from the others.
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after sherlock holmes he is the best
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created bySATYAJIT ROY he is one of the most loved fictional detectives of the bengalis.
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Charlie Chan Report Abuse
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Nancy Drew Report Abuse
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Philip Marlowe Report Abuse
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The Boxcar Children Report Abuse
They live in a boxcar and fight crime and save city and. They no when to catch the perp!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Kiato Kuroba/Kiato Kid [Detective Conan/Magic Kiato Report Abuse
Kiato should be ranked high because he is not only a theif but a detective as well.He`s trying to find the pandora while at the same time trying to expose the organization that killed his father.
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Though he is a genius, he is not a detective unlike Saguru Hakuba from the same series, whose intelligence rivals Heiji, Shinichi and Kaito.
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Trixie Belden Report Abuse
She is highly read by kids at my school . Her book hold suspense and humor . My sister hates reading but i got her to read these books now she likes to read
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Encyclopedia Brown Report Abuse
HE CAN SOLVE ANY MYSERTY
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Inspector Morse Report Abuse
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Ace Ventura Pet Detective Report Abuse
Ace Ventura, nuff said!
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Sam Spade Report Abuse
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Hajime Kindaichi Report Abuse
Along with Detective Conan and Q.E.D. or C.M.B. are called in Japan "Three Mystery Manga"
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Byomkesh Bakshi Report Abuse
The Sherlock Holmes of Calcutta, who came to light shortly after the independence. One of the first detectives from India.
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A simple middle class man with no fancy gadgets or attires. Instead of a detective he called himself a truth seeker whose aim was to find out the truth even if not able to catch the culprit.
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Rick Deckard Report Abuse
from Blade Runner
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Gil Grissom Report Abuse
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Bobby Goren Report Abuse
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Very unorthodox and not a people person at all. The best on Law & Order Criminal Intent series. His female partner Eames compliments him greatly in his investigations with her support of his unusual but effective ways. Top shelf.
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Spenser Report Abuse
Okay, so he's not the prototypical detective. He blunders about until the clues fall out, but his charisma, and character, as well as wit, and well known humility (heh) should at least get him on this list.
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5 little peepers Report Abuse
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C Auguste Dupin Report Abuse
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Maigret Report Abuse
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Kakababu sontu Report Abuse
Kakababu is an Indian fiction character created by Sunil Gongopadhyay. Sontu is his assistant. They are not detectives, but adventurers. All the stories of Kakababu Sontu have prooved to be filled with thrills, excitement and enjoyment. Though Kakababu's one leg has defect, still he fights with dangerous enemies with his pistol and systematic crutch. He is extraordinarily brave!!!!!
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Kakababu Sontu is a modern detective. I like them due to their bravery. They are assum. I think they are second highest detectives in India!!!!
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THE CONTINENTAL OP Report Abuse
RED HARVEST, THE DAIN CURSE,...
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Special agent Pendergast from the Preston and child novels Report Abuse
Because he's brilliant and resourceful. He's from a wealthy New Orleans family and can solve the most difficult cases
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Harry Bosch Report Abuse
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Inspector Banks Report Abuse
Gritty dedicated detective brilliantly portrayed by Paul Robinson
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Kinsey Malhone Report Abuse
Kinsey is the creation of Sue Grafton. she meets all the time honored critera. she is good with the laconic come back. Her character is interesting. With titles ranging from A is for alibi to T is for Tresspass there is plenty to read.
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Inspector Lunge Report Abuse
Originally named "Runge" in the manga/anime "Monster." Although misguided at times, Lunge possesses a mind with incredible logic. His deductive & abstract reasoning skills will captivate any detective enthusiast.
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Taggart Report Abuse
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the flash Report Abuse
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Jessica Fletcher Report Abuse
In addition to her knack for finding the true culprit, this not-so-helpless old lady has a habit of confronting the culprit alone and unarmed.
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Veronica Mars Report Abuse
As a teenage girl, she apprenticed with her father who was a former sheriff and current private detective and honed her skills in such cases as finding her best friend's killer and her own rapist.
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Horatio Caine Report Abuse
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horatio is a detective with the miami police and leads the csi squad
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