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9th Jan '14 8:15:24 AM JusticeReaper
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* KillTheCreditor: Wally's motive to kill Mari, albeit an indirect one--J'onn, as a [[MorallyBankruptBanker larcenous accountant]], had loaned Wally money that was skimmed from Mari's accounts, but Wally couldn't pay the loan back. The theory is that he may have killed Mari as a way to get the loan forgiven.
5th Oct '13 3:31:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AlternateUniverse: Invoked in-universe with the magic book--the setting of the story takes place in a crime-noir world where the heroes don't have their superpowers and everyone they know is in a completely different role from canon. For example, Wally West becomes a rather seedy detective in the mold of Sam Spade, John Stewart (Lantern) is a rich socialite, J'onn J'onzz is a shady accountant, and Bruce Wayne is a movie producer and a ''genuine'' playboy. However, certain characters' book counterparts don't share the same name, such as Carter Hall being named Joe Gardner in the story (which gets Shayera into trouble when she repeatedly calls him Carter). [[hottip:*:In [=DCAU=] canon, Carter Hall's birth name [[ContinuityNod was in fact Joseph Gardner, before he changed it]].

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* AlternateUniverse: Invoked in-universe with the magic book--the setting of the story takes place in a crime-noir world where the heroes don't have their superpowers and everyone they know is in a completely different role from canon. For example, Wally West becomes a rather seedy detective in the mold of Sam Spade, John Stewart (Lantern) is a rich socialite, J'onn J'onzz is a shady accountant, and Bruce Wayne is a movie producer and a ''genuine'' playboy. However, certain characters' book counterparts don't share the same name, such as Carter Hall being named Joe Gardner in the story (which gets Shayera into trouble when she repeatedly calls him Carter). [[hottip:*:In [[note]]In [=DCAU=] canon, Carter Hall's birth name [[ContinuityNod was in fact Joseph Gardner, before he changed it]].[[/note]]



* YouKilledMyFather: The book's version of Oliver Queen murdered Helena Bertinelli's father.[[hottip:*: In canon, both of Huntress's parents were murdered by crime boss Steven Mandragora.]]

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* YouKilledMyFather: The book's version of Oliver Queen murdered Helena Bertinelli's father.[[hottip:*: [[note]] In canon, both of Huntress's parents were murdered by crime boss Steven Mandragora.]][[/note]]
12th Jun '13 2:00:22 PM JusticeReaper
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** Late into the story, Katma Tui--who in the book's universe is one of John's maids--is revealed to have been this toward him. [[spoiler:They were lovers during his war service, then he set her up as a maid in his wife's employ and put his mistress Shayera in a comfortable house close by; Kat resents that she never got that kind of treatment, the kind she believes she rightfully deserves]].

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** Late into the story, Katma Tui--who in the book's universe is one of John's maids--is revealed to have been this toward him. [[spoiler:They were lovers during his war service, then he set her up as a maid in his wife's employ and put his mistress Shayera in a comfortable house close by; Kat resents that she never got that kind of treatment, the kind [[WomanScorned she believes she rightfully deserves]].deserves]]]].
10th Jun '13 9:09:21 PM JusticeReaper
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* TheUnreveal: It's never made clear just ''what'' Mari's intended announcement in the book's plot was going to be.

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* TheUnreveal: It's never made clear just ''what'' Mari's intended announcement in the book's plot was going to be.
10th Jun '13 9:08:14 PM JusticeReaper
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* CityOfAdventure: Los Diablos.



* GenreSavvy: As soon as he realizes they're in a detective murder mystery and that they are all potential suspects, Bruce advises the others to find any evidence that could eliminate them from having a motive (as all of them start the mystery with having an opportunity). Unfortunately, it turns out that ''all'' of them have viable motives, direct and indirect, to kill Mari.

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* GenreSavvy: Bruce, naturally. As soon as he realizes they're in a detective murder mystery and that they are all potential suspects, Bruce he advises the others to find any evidence that could eliminate them from having a motive (as all of them start the mystery with having an opportunity). Unfortunately, it turns out that ''all'' of them have viable motives, direct and indirect, to kill Mari.


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* TheUnreveal: It's never made clear just ''what'' Mari's intended announcement in the book's plot was going to be.
29th Jan '13 5:14:56 PM JusticeReaper
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* IfICantHaveYou: Bruce's theorized motive to kill Mari. She was his studio's primary star, but she was planning to leave him for a director who would allow her more creative control over her roles despite being able to pay her less than Bruce.
31st Dec '12 11:38:46 AM JusticeReaper
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* YouKilledMyFather: The book's version of Oliver Queen murdered Helena Bertinelli's father.

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* YouKilledMyFather: The book's version of Oliver Queen murdered Helena Bertinelli's father.[[hottip:*: In canon, both of Huntress's parents were murdered by crime boss Steven Mandragora.]]
31st Dec '12 11:03:01 AM JusticeReaper
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* AbsenceOfEvidence: In the book's plot, Mari [=McCabe=] is killed via gunshot. The gun is at the scene of the crime...but there are no fingerprints on it. Plus, EveryoneIsASuspect, but there's no hard evidence at the scene of the crime to implicate any one particular person...though there ''is'' plenty of circumstantial and disconnected evidence elsewhere throughout the story to implicate each of the Original Seven.

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* AbsenceOfEvidence: In the book's plot, Mari [=McCabe=] is killed via gunshot. The gun is at the scene of the crime...but there are no fingerprints on it. Plus, EveryoneIsASuspect, but there's no hard evidence at the crime scene of the crime to implicate any one particular person...though there ''is'' plenty of circumstantial and disconnected evidence elsewhere throughout the story to implicate each of the Original Seven.



* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler:Clark's possible motive to kill Mari. He was blackmailing her with scandalous photos and forced her to pay him for his silence, and she was refusing to pay him another cent prior to her murder]].
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:Bruce's character]] is killed this way.

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* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler:Clark's possible This is revealed to be Clark's character's motive to kill Mari. He was blackmailing her with had taken some scandalous photos of her and forced was extorting money from her to pay him in exchange for his silence, and silence; prior to her murder, she was refusing had refused to pay him another cent prior to her murder]].
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* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:Bruce's character]] character is killed this way.way]].



* DisappearedDad: Book!Tim Drake grew up without a father, as his mother was pregnant with him during an era when pregnancies out of wedlock would have been scandalous; this fact also contributed to him and his mother growing up in poverty when previously she was an aspiring movie star. [[spoiler:Book!Bruce is his father]].



* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Hinted to be Lantern's mental reaction when J'onn informs him that Mari and Diana were in some scandalous pics together (he wasn't present during the deliberations leading to this reveal, at Bruce's insistence, in order to not make himself look more guilty).
--> '''Lantern:''' That's an...''interesting'' mental image.



* HeKnowsTooMuch: The heroes discover in their investigations that Mari's character in the book was planning to make a big announcement at Bruce's party, but was murdered before she could do so; the theory is that the announcement must have included a secret that somebody didn't want getting out. [[spoiler:This is also revealed to be Diana's specific motive to kill Mari. Both women were in some of [[{{Blackmail}} Clark's scandalous photos]], and Clark notes that if the intended announcement was about the photos, Diana's reputation would have been sullied]].

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: The heroes discover in their investigations that Mari's character in the book was planning to make a big announcement at Bruce's party, but was murdered before she could do so; the theory is that the announcement must have included a secret that somebody didn't want getting out. [[spoiler:This Additionally, this is also revealed to be Diana's specific motive to kill Mari. Both Mari, as both women were in some of [[{{Blackmail}} Clark's scandalous photos]], and photos]]; Clark notes that if the Mari's intended announcement was about the photos, Diana's reputation would have been sullied]].sullied.
27th Dec '12 3:53:02 PM JusticeReaper
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* AlternateUniverse: Invoked in-universe with the magic book--the setting of the story takes place in a crime-noir world where the heroes don't have their superpowers and everyone they know is in a completely different role from canon. For example, Wally West becomes a rather seedy detective in the mold of Sam Spade, John Stewart (Lantern) is a rich socialite, J'onn J'onzz is a shady accountant, and Bruce Wayne is a movie producer and a ''genuine'' playboy. However, certain characters' book counterparts don't share the same name, such as Carter Hall being named Joe Gardner in the story (which gets Shayera into trouble when she repeatedly calls him Carter).

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* AlternateUniverse: Invoked in-universe with the magic book--the setting of the story takes place in a crime-noir world where the heroes don't have their superpowers and everyone they know is in a completely different role from canon. For example, Wally West becomes a rather seedy detective in the mold of Sam Spade, John Stewart (Lantern) is a rich socialite, J'onn J'onzz is a shady accountant, and Bruce Wayne is a movie producer and a ''genuine'' playboy. However, certain characters' book counterparts don't share the same name, such as Carter Hall being named Joe Gardner in the story (which gets Shayera into trouble when she repeatedly calls him Carter). [[hottip:*:In [=DCAU=] canon, Carter Hall's birth name [[ContinuityNod was in fact Joseph Gardner, before he changed it]].
21st Dec '12 6:41:45 AM JusticeReaper
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* HeKnowsTooMuch: The heroes discover in their investigations that Mari's character in the book was intending to make a big announcement at Bruce's party, but was murdered before she could do so; the theory is that the announcement must have included a secret that somebody didn't want getting out. [[spoiler:This is also revealed to be Diana's specific motive to kill Mari. Both women were in some of [[{{Blackmail}} Clark's scandalous photos]], and Clark notes that if the intended announcement was about the photos, Diana's reputation would have been sullied]].

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: The heroes discover in their investigations that Mari's character in the book was intending planning to make a big announcement at Bruce's party, but was murdered before she could do so; the theory is that the announcement must have included a secret that somebody didn't want getting out. [[spoiler:This is also revealed to be Diana's specific motive to kill Mari. Both women were in some of [[{{Blackmail}} Clark's scandalous photos]], and Clark notes that if the intended announcement was about the photos, Diana's reputation would have been sullied]].sullied]].
* TheJeeves: Alfred's character in the book serves as this for Bruce, of course. There's also Rex Mason (Metamorpho pre-transformation) who serves as Lantern's chief butler and head of the Stewart household staff.


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* MorallyBankruptBanker: Morally Questionable Accountant in J'onn J'onzz's case. His character in the book, here named Jean Jones (the first name being French), is an accountant for John Stewart and Mari [=McCabe=], but under orders from Lantern he's been sending a fixed monthly sum to Shayera's account to pay for her expenses. It also turns out that his specific motive to kill Mari is because he's been skimming money from her accounts for himself for some time, and one theory is that her intended announcement was to reveal that she knew about the skimming and was going to expose him.
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