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24th Apr '16 10:24:26 AM DoctorCooper
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** And in some of her work, it falls under ValuesDissonance when someone has a working class name but an upper class job, they did it.
* Margaret Maron's [[spoiler: Sand Sharks]] has this issue, though most of her books do not. In that book, however, the waiter did it. No, really.

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** And in some of her work, it falls under ValuesDissonance when someone has a working class name but an upper class job, they did it.
* Margaret Maron's [[spoiler: Sand Sharks]] has this issue, though most of her books do not. In that book, however, the [[spoiler:the waiter did it. No, really.really]].
4th Apr '16 3:10:25 AM GoblinCipher
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*** {{Invoked|Trope}} & {{inverted|Trope}} in one episode of the series that took place in Paris. The gang has been finding clues and Freddy remarks "Clues, but no suspects". Velma gives "the fashion designer who would do anything to push his label" (Tony Stickfinger), "the jealous roommate" (Bonnie Bjork), "that gothic gargoyle groupie" (Sonny, a present day Quasidimo). Daphne adds "that slimy sliver screen star that hang glides" (Guy L'Averton). Daphne sets a trap by disguising herself as her cousin, Dannica [=LeBlake=] for the Gargoyle but screws up with Sonny -- but the garygole turns out to be [[spoiler: Dannica [=LeBlake=] herself, who wanted get out of the model business and have a normal quiet life like Daphne. This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Velma who remarked, "If she only knew."]]

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*** {{Invoked|Trope}} & {{inverted|Trope}} in one episode of the series that took place in Paris. The gang has been finding clues and Freddy remarks "Clues, but no suspects". Velma gives "the fashion designer who would do anything to push his label" (Tony Stickfinger), "the jealous roommate" (Bonnie Bjork), "that gothic gargoyle groupie" (Sonny, a present day Quasidimo).Quasimodo). Daphne adds "that slimy sliver screen star that hang glides" (Guy L'Averton). Daphne sets a trap by disguising herself as her cousin, Dannica [=LeBlake=] for the Gargoyle but screws up with Sonny -- but the garygole turns out to be [[spoiler: Dannica [=LeBlake=] herself, who wanted get out of the model business and have a normal quiet life like Daphne. This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Velma who remarked, "If she only knew."]]
27th Dec '15 1:52:37 AM Koveras
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For example, Mr. Rich Guy has been killed. Characters A, B and C are established to have motives. Evidence points to characters A, C and also D, who doesn't have a motive but was suspiciously close by at the time of the murder. The real criminal however, is Character Z, who shows up in the last ten minutes as the [[TheButlerDidIt waiter]] serving the frustrated police officer his coffee. [[TheDogWasTheMastermind He hasn't appeared before (or he did, but just for 30 seconds), and he was never considered in the investigation,]] but the protagonist reveals him as the culprit as the audience wonders what the hell just happened.

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For example, Mr. Rich Guy has been killed. Characters A, B and C are established to have motives. Evidence points to characters A, C and also D, who doesn't have a motive but was suspiciously close by at the time of the murder. [[StrangerBehindTheMask The real criminal however, is Character Z, who shows up in the last ten minutes minutes]] as the [[TheButlerDidIt waiter]] serving the frustrated police officer his coffee. [[TheDogWasTheMastermind He hasn't appeared before (or he did, but just for 30 seconds), and he was never considered in the investigation,]] but the protagonist reveals him as the culprit as the audience wonders what the hell just happened.
2nd Dec '15 7:56:39 AM Anddrix
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* ''Literature/HushHush'' and its sequel, ''Crescendo'', both are this. In the first book, the villain ([[spoiler:Jules]]) makes so few appearances that it's difficult to remember he even exists. There's nothing at all to indicate that [[spoiler:he's the French nobleman that Patch enslaved in the prologue]] and the only one with any indication at all of being the villain is [[spoiler:actually TheDragon]]. In ''Crescendo'', the same holds true for [[spoiler:Rixon]]. His motives for trying to kill Nora are something he never showed the slightest bit of interest in before and his plan to kill her ([[spoiler:torment her for an undecided period of time with visions of her dead father]]) was so roundabout and [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim so needlessly complicated]] that it's virtually impossible to figure out who was the one trying to kill Nora, what his plan was, and why he was doing it.

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* ''Literature/HushHush'' and its sequel, ''Crescendo'', both are this. ''Literature/HushHush'':
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In the first book, the villain ([[spoiler:Jules]]) makes so few appearances that it's difficult to remember he even exists. There's nothing at all to indicate that [[spoiler:he's the French nobleman that Patch enslaved in the prologue]] and the only one with any indication at all of being the villain is [[spoiler:actually TheDragon]].
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In ''Crescendo'', the same holds true for [[spoiler:Rixon]]. His motives for trying to kill Nora are something he never showed the slightest bit of interest in before and his plan to kill her ([[spoiler:torment her for an undecided period of time with visions of her dead father]]) was so roundabout and [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim so needlessly complicated]] complicated that it's virtually impossible to figure out who was the one trying to kill Nora, what his plan was, and why he was doing it.
22nd Nov '15 10:47:51 PM EternityofSpirits
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* Both ''Manga/{{Doubt}}'' and ''Manga/{{Judge}}'' by Yoshiyuki Tonogai are big examples of this trope. With ''Doubt'', the explanation relies on [[spoiler: one character having a previously unhinted at psychic power that enabled her to control another the LoveInterest, a character who, for most of the story, the reader believes to be dead.]] ''Judge'' is even worse in this regard, as TheReveal is that [[spoiler: Hiro, the main character is the culprit. Only one very subtle moment hints that this is the case, while most of the story contradicts this, since the story is told from his perspective and thoughts and actions contradict his true nature, even referencing events that logically never happened.]]
9th Nov '15 6:14:55 PM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel:'' The "Ultimate Doom" trilogy starts off as one of these. Multiple characters and places throughout the Ultimate universe are attacked by mysterious aliens or giant tentacle things. Someone is behind it, but absolutely no hints, clues or {{Foreshadowing}} is offered, before [[spoiler:it turns out to be Reed Richards, who's gone insane and evil, despite his apparently being one of the first victims of the attacks.]]
30th Oct '15 5:06:51 PM Odacon_Spy
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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo?'' that took place in Greece. At the end of the episode, Velma (in a hydra outfit... don't ask) explains all the evidence that suggested that the archaeologist was behind the centaur attacks, and unmasks the creature to reveal... a woman that she doesn't know. (The audience does; she was the archaeologist's partner who appeared in the teaser before Mystery Inc. ever showed up.) Velma immediately starts complaining that this shouldn't count against her perfect record.

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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo?'' that took place in Greece. At the end of the episode, Velma (in a hydra outfit... don't ask) explains all the evidence that suggested that the archaeologist was behind the centaur attacks, and unmasks the creature to reveal... a woman that she doesn't know. (The audience does; she was the archaeologist's partner who appeared in the teaser before Mystery Inc. ever showed up.) Velma immediately starts complaining that this shouldn't count against her perfect record.
19th Jul '15 11:15:36 AM eroock
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-->--'''T-Rex''', ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics''

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-->--'''T-Rex''', -->-- '''T-Rex''', ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics''
19th Jun '15 9:03:26 PM ZeldaQueen64
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* ''Literature/HushHush'' and its sequel, ''Crescendo'', both are this. In the first book, the villain ([[spoiler:Jules]]) makes so few appearances that it's difficult to remember he even exists. There's nothing at all to indicate that [[spoiler:he's the French nobleman that Patch enslaved in the prologue]] and the only one with any indication at all of being the villain is [[spoiler:actually TheDragon]]. In ''Crescendo'', the same holds true for [[spoiler:Rixon]]. His motives for trying to kill Nora are something he never showed the slightest bit of interest in before and his plan to kill her ([[spoiler:torment her for an undecided period of time with visions of her dead father]]) was so roundabout and [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim so needlessly complicated]] that it's virtually impossible to figure out who was the one trying to kill Nora, what his plan was, and why he was doing it.
14th Jun '15 7:56:56 AM rafi
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* Parodied on JusticeLeagueUnlimited when Lex Luthor and the Flash have a FreakyFridayFlip. Luthor-in-Flash's-body takes a moment to unmask himself in a bathroom, and is utterly nonplussed that the Flash is some unrecognizable stranger.
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