|The Venture Bros. character|
|Nickname(s)||Encyclopedia Brown-noser (Given by Dr. Venture|
|Occupation||Unspecified, former boy adventurer|
Detective Hale (father, deceased)Dale Hale (brother)
Antagonistic and bullying demeanor
Lance Hale is an ex-boy detective, along with his brother Dale Hale they made up the pair, the Hale Brothers.
Lance and his twin brother Dale were once boy detectives who traveled the world with their father but stop doing so after their father's death which according to Lance was their "greatest mystery". it is strongly implied they may have had some part in their father's death as their fingerprints were found on the gun as well as the fact that Lance got angry with his brother for talking about their father dying.
He along with his brother appeared in the episode Self-Medication in a group therapy session, where he explains that he and his brother Dale were formerly famous boy detectives. During the session, he explains that he and his brother gave up being detectives after their father's death which is still their "greatest unsolved mystery" .
Lance is obsessed with being right, and will often google things on his cell phone to prove his point. He is shown to be a bully as he constantly made fun of Wonder Boy's eating disorder as well as his weight and also threatens his younger brother with physical violence. Lance is shown to be handle his own in a fight unlike his brother, who resorted to hiding behind a table. It is strongly hinted that he along with his brother murdered their own father as he mentions that "Nothing they did was ever good for him" and how his brother mentions their father's death. When Dr. Venture remarked on this Lance stated that was never proven as his brother panicked in fear.
- He along with his brother are an allusion to "The Hardy Boys", a long running book series involving two mystery solving brothers. The last name Hale is derived from the expression "hale & hardy", meaning a physically healthy and active person.
- The Hale Brothers are also a reference to the Menendez Brothers (Lyle & Erik), who killed their wealthy parents and were exposed as the guilty parties during a long, well-publicized trial.