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19th May '16 11:00:21 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* On ''OneTreeHill'', Lucas once observes that despite Peyton's desire to express herself through her art, she doesn't want anyone to know it's her. Peyton responds to this, "I'm just a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a bitch," but Lucas sees something else: A troubled artist.

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* On ''OneTreeHill'', ''Series/OneTreeHill'', Lucas once observes that despite Peyton's desire to express herself through her art, she doesn't want anyone to know it's her. Peyton responds to this, "I'm just a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a bitch," but Lucas sees something else: A troubled artist.
24th Feb '16 5:13:59 AM MegaMarioMan
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* In [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction]], Zephyr describes the Lombax Secret as "a cipher, wrapped in an enigma, smothered in super secret sauce!"

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* In [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction]], ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction'', Zephyr describes the Lombax Secret as "a cipher, wrapped in an enigma, smothered in super secret sauce!"
18th Oct '15 8:28:08 AM SeanMurrayI
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The [[TropeNamer trope name]] originates from a statement made by [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill Sir Winston Churchill]] in 1939 about what role [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn the Soviet ]] [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Union]] ([[InsistentTerminology or, as capitalists liked to call it to avoid legitimising the regime, 'Russia']]) might play in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII:

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The [[TropeNamer trope name]] originates from a statement made by [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill Sir Winston Churchill]] in 1939 about what role [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn the Soviet ]] [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets The Soviet Union]] ([[InsistentTerminology or, as capitalists liked to call it to avoid legitimising the regime, 'Russia']]) might play in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII:
18th Oct '15 8:00:32 AM MAI742
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The [[TropeNamer trope name]] originates from a statement made by [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill Sir Winston Churchill]] in 1939 about what role Russia might play in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII:

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The [[TropeNamer trope name]] originates from a statement made by [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill Sir Winston Churchill]] in 1939 about what role Russia [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn the Soviet ]] [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Union]] ([[InsistentTerminology or, as capitalists liked to call it to avoid legitimising the regime, 'Russia']]) might play in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII:
1st Oct '15 1:29:24 PM hoodiecrow
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* In ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', when someone references Raven's indecipherable status (Is she just a [[TheDitz Ditz]] given to being unusually insightful, or a GeniusDitz who is ObfuscatingStupidity?), Raven responds, "I'm a mystery wrapped in an enigma [[BuxomIsBetter wrapped in an AWESOME rack!"]]

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* In ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', when someone references Raven's indecipherable status (Is she just a [[TheDitz Ditz]] given to being unusually insightful, or a GeniusDitz who is with ObfuscatingStupidity?), Raven responds, "I'm a mystery wrapped in an enigma [[BuxomIsBetter wrapped in an AWESOME rack!"]]
28th Sep '15 6:35:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one episode of ''BromwellHigh'', during Mrs. Jackson explaining her separation from her husband to the main characters:

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* In one episode of ''BromwellHigh'', ''WesternAnimation/BromwellHigh'', during Mrs. Jackson explaining her separation from her husband to the main characters:
12th Sep '15 6:58:37 PM nombretomado
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* [[BigBad Sturm's]] description in the ''[[NintendoWars Advance Wars]]'' games is "A riddle within a shadow, revealing nothing."

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* [[BigBad Sturm's]] description in the ''[[NintendoWars ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars]]'' games is "A riddle within a shadow, revealing nothing."
10th Sep '15 10:27:55 PM jormis29
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-> Neloth: Now, it's only a rumor of a whisper of a conjecture...
* You try and figure out which side Revolver Ocelot from ''Franchise/MetalGear'' is on without playing through all the games. Go ahead, [[SchmuckBait we'll wait.]]

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-> --> Neloth: Now, it's only a rumor of a whisper of a conjecture...
* You try and figure out which side Revolver Ocelot from ''Franchise/MetalGear'' is on without playing through all the games. Go ahead, [[SchmuckBait we'll wait.]]
conjecture...
10th Sep '15 9:57:20 PM portaljumper339
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* You try and figure out which side Revolver Ocelot from ''Franchise/MetalGear'' is on without playing through all the games. Go ahead, [[SchmuckBait we'll wait.]]
2nd Jun '15 10:23:41 PM SeanMurrayI
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The phrase is often open to great interpretation and variation. Its three distinct-yet-related nouns allow for a plethora of setups and gags related to TheTriple and dependent on the RuleOfThree. Frequently, the last item of the phrase is changed to something completely different and irrelevant to mystery for RuleOfFunny, and the exact order of what's wrapped and inside what varies with almost every separate occasion the phrase is evoked. Sometimes, one of the three parts may be dropped for gags and line deliveries that require a faster pacing; conversely, additional clauses can be added for greater [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggeration]].

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The phrase is often open to great interpretation and variation. Its three distinct-yet-related nouns allow for a plethora variety of setups and gags related to TheTriple and dependent on the RuleOfThree. Frequently, the last item of the phrase is changed to something completely different and irrelevant to mystery for RuleOfFunny, and the exact order of what's wrapped and inside what varies with almost every separate occasion the phrase is evoked. Sometimes, one of the three parts may be dropped for gags and line deliveries that require a faster pacing; conversely, additional clauses can be added for greater [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggeration]].
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