"So get this..."
― Sam Winchester's signature phase when doing his research (Supernatural)
"Green Arrow: “This whole trip might just prove the kid shouldn’t eat nachos before bed.”
The Question: “Peanut butter sandwiches.”
Supergirl: “How did – What, do you go through my trash ?!”
The Question (Scornfully): “Please.” (Pause) “I go through *everyone’s* trash.”"
― Justice League Unlimited Episode 6: Fearful Symmetry.

The ability to possess unnaturally great and finely-tuned investigative prowess.

Also Called

  • Investigative Prowess
  • Master/Super Detective/Sleuth


The user possesses unnaturally high skills in investigation and can uncover even the most elusive of secrets with enough effort.



Known Users


  • Ben Tennyson (Ben 10)
  • Gameboy (Captain N: The Game Master)
  • Bane (DC Comics)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Detective Chimp (DC Comics)
  • Eradicator (DC Comics)
  • Mystery Analysts of Gotham City (DC Comics)
  • Richard "Dick" Grayson/Nightwing (DC Comics)
  • Vic Sage/Question (DC Comics)
  • Riddler (DC Comics)
  • Damian Wayne/Robin (DC Comics)
  • Captain America (Marvel Comics)
    • Steve Rogers
    • James "Bucky" Barnes
    • Sam Wilson/Falcon
  • Finesse (Marvel Comics)
  • Hannibal King (Marvel Comics)
  • Misty Knight (Marvel Comics)
  • Marc Spector/Moon Knight (Marvel Comics)
  • Sage (Marvel Comics)
  • Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Mystery, Inc. (Scooby-Doo/Hanna-Barbera)
  • Whitney Chang (The Amazing Spider-Man)
  • D.A.V.E. (The Batman/DC Comics)
  • Clue Club (Clue Club/Hanna-Barbera)
  • Teen Angels (Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels/Hanna-Barbera)

Video Games

  • Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney)
  • Miles Edgeworth (Ace Attorney)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Cole MacGrath (Infamous)
  • Zeke Dunbar (Infamous)
  • Fi (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Commander Shepard (Mass Effect)
  • Detective (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Cole Phelps (L.A. Noire)
  • Dana Mercer (Prototype)
  • Ashley Robbins (Another Code/Trace Memory)
  • Cluefinders (Cluefinders)
  • Norman Jayden (Heavy Rain)
  • Foxxy Love (Drawn Together)


  • Jimmy Kudo/Conan Edogawa (Case Closed/Detective Conan)
  • Masumi Sera (Case Closed/Detective Conan)
  • L (Death Note)
  • Near (Death Note)
  • Mello (Death Note)
  • Jun Aikawa (Kubikiri Cycle)
  • Uchiha Clan (Naruto); via Sharingan
  • Nico Robin (One Piece)
  • Crocodile (One Piece)
  • Leone Abbacchio (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5 Golden Wind/Vento Aureo); via Moody Blues
  • Ri Boku (Kingdom)
  • Sarutobi Shinobu (Choyoyu! High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World)


  • Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Nancy Drew (Nancy Drew)
  • Hercule Poirot (Agatha Christie novels)
  • Miss Marple (Agatha Christie novels)
  • Gideon Fell (John Dickson Carr novels)
  • The Hardy Boys (The Hardy Boys Series)
  • Richard B. Riddick (The Chronicles of Riddick)
  • C. Auguste Dupin (Edgar Allen Poe)
  • Erika Furudo (Umineko no Naku Koro ni)

Live Television/Movies

  • Britt Reid (Green Hornet)
  • The Doctor (Doctor Who)
  • Dick Tracy (Dick Tracy)
  • Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • River Tam (Firefly/Serenity)
  • John Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Bobby Singer (Supernatural)
  • Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Crowley (Supernatural)
  • Charles Gunn (Angel)
  • Kate Lockley (Angel)
  • FBI Team (Num3ers)
  • CJ Ward (Tower Prep)
  • Sam McCall (General Hospital)
  • Rorschach (Watchmen)
  • The Comedian (Watchmen)
  • Nite Owl (Watchmen)
  • Ozymandias (Watchmen)
  • John Jones (Smallville)
  • The Ghostwriter Team (Ghostwriter)
  • Shawn Spencer (Psych)
  • Adrian Monk (Monk)
  • Robert McCall (The Equalizer)


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