"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

  • Expert Detective
  • 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)
  • Eradicator (DC Comics)
  • Steven Rogers/Captain America (Marvel Comics)
  • Finesse (Marvel Comics)
  • Hannibal King (Marvel Comics)
  • Jessica Jones ("Marvel Comics")
  • Marc Spector/Moon Knight (Marvel Comics)
  • Sage (Marvel Comics)
  • Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • D.A.V.E. (The Batman/DC Comics)
  • Angel O'Day and Sam Simeon (DC Comics)
  • Ace Savvy (The Loud House)

Video Games

  • 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)
  • Katrielle Layton (Professor Layton Series)
  • Professor Hershel Layton (Professor Layton Series)
  • Team Chaotix (Sonic the Hedgehog)

Anime, Manga, Literature, and Live Action

  • Jimmy Kudo/Conan Edogawa (Case Closed/Detective Conan)
  • Masumi Sera (Case Closed/Detective Conan)
  • Jun Aikawa (Kubikiri Cycle)
  • Uchiha Clan (Naruto); via Sharingan
  • Orochimaru ("Naruto series/Boruto series")
  • Jiraiya ("Naruto series")
  • 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)


  • Richard B. Riddick (The Chronicles of Riddick)
  • Erika Furudo (Umineko no Naku Koro ni)
  • Nancy Drew (Nancy Drew Series)
  • The Hardy Boys (Hardy Boys Series)
  • The Secret Seven ('Secret Seven Series)
  • The Famous Five (Famous Five Series)

Live Television/Movies

  • The Doctor (Doctor Who)
  • Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • River Tam (Firefly/Serenity)
  • Crowley (Supernatural)
  • The Ghostwriter Team (Ghostwriter)


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