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8th May '16 6:17:03 PM foxley
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** ''The Hot Rock'' sets the tone for the entire Literature/{{Dortmunder}} series that follows.
25th Apr '16 8:32:28 PM FordPrefect
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** Played reasonably straight with Dr. Merlot [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090518 here]]. After several cryptographers on loan from Baron Wulfenbach discovered the true identity of the late Dr. Beetle's assistant Merlot tried to hide his letting the last of the Heterodynes slip through his fingers by burning the notes, whatever secret labs of Dr.Beetle he could find, the hall of records, and ''the cryptographers''. Clearly, his sentence to Castle Heterodyne was [[NeverMyFault all "Miss Clay's" fault]].

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** Played reasonably straight with Dr. Merlot [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090518 here]]. After several cryptographers on loan from Baron Wulfenbach discovered the true identity of the late Dr. Beetle's assistant assistant, Merlot tried to hide his letting the last of the Heterodynes slip through his fingers by burning the notes, whatever secret labs of Dr.Dr. Beetle he could find, the hall of records, and ''the cryptographers''. Clearly, his sentence to Castle Heterodyne was [[NeverMyFault all "Miss Clay's" fault]].
25th Apr '16 7:34:27 AM MsChibi
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* The first half of ''Manga/DeathNote'' involves this. At first, Light receives the Death Note, but thinks it must be a prank. He tests it out on two people, and finds out that it really does work. At this point, he decides to kill criminals, but then the police start to get suspicious, so he starts killing people who are connected with the investigation, as well as criminals.
15th Mar '16 1:53:29 PM margdean56
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* Jean Loring did this as part of DC's ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis]]'' storyline in which she set up a murder and an attack in order to cover up her own accidental killing of Sue Dibny.

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* Jean Loring did this as part of DC's ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis]]'' ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'' storyline in which she set up a murder and an attack in order to cover up her own accidental killing of Sue Dibny.
1st Mar '16 4:38:25 PM Bissek
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* In Dark Sarah's "A Grim Christmas Story", a woman murders her husband on the Second Day of Christmas for lying to her. On each of the subsequent days of Christmas, she murders someone else, usually because they're asking why somebody she killed in a previous verse is missing (Plus one count of MurderTheHypotenuse). In the last verse she poisons some policemen who have realized that she's the common thread behind all the disappearances and flees the area.
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15th Feb '16 5:02:03 PM FordPrefect
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*** Well, technically, none of those things were crimes [[spoiler: 'cept maybe dumping the body and cleaning the crime scene up, and perhaps wasting police time, but thats, by comparison, pretty trivial. Both deaths were accidents]], and its implied they believe him. So he might actually have been let off anyway.

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*** Well, technically, none of those things were crimes [[spoiler: 'cept maybe dumping the body and cleaning the crime scene up, and perhaps wasting police time, but thats, that's, by comparison, pretty trivial. Both deaths were accidents]], and its it's implied they believe him. So he might actually have been let off anyway.
15th Feb '16 5:00:50 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise''. What starts as a act of self-defense ends with a multi-state manhunt.
* In Otto Preminger's ''Film/WhereTheSidewalkEnds'', a RabidCop accidentally beats a suspect to death, and ends up inadvertantly framing an innocent man while trying to throw suspicion off himself.

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* ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise''. What starts as a an act of self-defense ends with a multi-state manhunt.
* In Otto Preminger's ''Film/WhereTheSidewalkEnds'', a RabidCop accidentally beats a suspect to death, and ends up inadvertantly inadvertently framing an innocent man while trying to throw suspicion off himself.
8th Dec '15 1:20:50 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/NickVelvet'': A comparitively mild example happens in "The Theft of the Banker's Ashtray", where Nick ends up up having to steal the same ashtray twice (and the ashtray is actually stolen three times). Nick is peeved because he gets paid for one theft.

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* ''Literature/NickVelvet'': A comparitively comparatively mild example happens in "The Theft of the Banker's Ashtray", where Nick ends up up having to steal the same ashtray twice (and the ashtray is actually stolen three times). Nick is peeved because he gets paid for one theft.
8th Dec '15 1:20:25 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/NickVelvet'': A comparitively mild example happens in "The Theft of the Banker's Ashtray", where Nick ends up up having to steal the same ashtray twice (and the ashtray is actually stolen three times). Nick is peeved because he gets paid for one theft.
19th Nov '15 6:11:36 AM StFan
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* In the Creator/HarryTurtledove novel ''Noninterference'', the head of TheFederation's pre-warp civilization Survey organization gets a report from a recent mission that a violation of the titular {{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} had longer-lasting effects than anyone had anticipated. Instead of working on Spin Control (the guy responsible for the inital screwup was cashiered, his mission is used as a case study in What Not To Do, and more to the point he has been dead for over ''fourteen centuries'') she orders the files erased... and goes after the copy downloaded by a xeno-anthropology professor... and tries to shut up the survey team... and tracks down which of the professor's students has a copy....

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* In the Creator/HarryTurtledove novel ''Noninterference'', the head of TheFederation's pre-warp civilization Survey organization gets a report from a recent mission that a violation of the titular {{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} title AlienNonInterferenceClause had longer-lasting effects than anyone had anticipated. Instead of working on Spin Control (the guy responsible for the inital screwup was cashiered, his mission is used as a case study in What Not To Do, and more to the point he has been dead for over ''fourteen centuries'') she orders the files erased... and goes after the copy downloaded by a xeno-anthropology professor... and tries to shut up the survey team... and tracks down which of the professor's students has a copy....
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