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20th May '16 2:03:30 PM Ambaryerno
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* A variant in ''Film/{{Midway}}'': When the last bomber in Torpedo Squadron Eight's suicidal and unsupported attack on the Japanese fleet is shot down, the film cuts to the radio room aboard ''Yorktown'', where the crew listens to the static in horrified silence.
--> ''*static fills the radio*''\\
"What happened?"\\
"One of our torpedo groups attacked."
19th May '16 7:42:43 PM HeroGal2347
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* Downplayed in ''Series/TheATeam'' episode "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E21DeadlyManuevers Deadly Manuevers]]." Hannibal, knowing he's in bad shape after having drunk some milk the villains tampered with, calls Tawnia and orders her to get Dr. Sullivan from Bad Rock. Midway through the call, he collapses, and Tawnia is left trying to raise him over the phone.
12th May '16 11:04:48 PM OrgaNik
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* In early 2016, a man in Finland committed a murder by beating a woman he'd never met before to death. The woman happened to be on the phone with her husband at the time. During the trials, the husband shared his gut-wrenching story about how she suddenly disappeared from the line, but since the call did not disconnect, he could hear every single blow of his wife getting bludgeoned to death.


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9th May '16 5:50:08 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': In "Breaking the Chain", Barnaby is talking to a suspect who is one his mobile phone to one of the other suspects. The suspect turns to Barnaby and remarks that he heard sounds of struggle and then the phone went dead. Barnaby hurriedly races to the scene [[spoiler:and arrives in time to save the next victim who has been left in a room that is filling with gas]].



* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': In "Breaking the Chain", Barnaby is talking to a suspect who is one his mobile phone to one of the other suspects. The suspect turns to Barnaby and remarks that he heard sounds of struggle and then the phone went dead. Barnaby hurriedly races to the scene [[spoiler:and arrives in time to save the next victim who has been left in a room that is filling with gas]].
9th May '16 5:15:43 PM foxley
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* The "scream for mercy" version appeared in ''ComicBook/TheTriganEmpire'', during one of the many plots to assasinate Emperor Trigo. The victim was a secret police agent, whose bosses calmly assumed he'd "met his end" as soon as the phone went dead.

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* The "scream for mercy" version appeared in ''ComicBook/TheTriganEmpire'', during one of the many plots to assasinate assassinate Emperor Trigo. The victim was a secret police agent, whose bosses calmly assumed he'd "met his end" as soon as the phone went dead.



* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': In "Breaking the Chain", Barnaby is talking to a suspect who is one his mobile phone to one of the other suspects. The suspect turns to Barnaby and remarks that he heard sounds of struggle and then the phone went dead. Barnaby hurriedly races to the scene [[spoiler:and arrives in time to save the next victim who has been left in a room that is filling with gas]].



* In the mystery story ''Maniac Manor'', somebody gets kidnapped in mid sentence, but not killed.

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* In the mystery story ''Maniac Manor'', ''Theatre/ManiacManor'', somebody gets kidnapped in mid sentence, but not killed.
6th May '16 10:19:27 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. In "Habeas Corpus", the Beast turns up at OccultLawFirm Wolfram & Hart with the [[MakeWayForTheNewVillains intention of wiping out the competition.]] AmoralAttorney Gavin calls the front desk on a security mook's radio. They tell him they're a bit busy right now, then start screaming as the Beast kills them. It then goes on to kill everyone else in the building.
3rd May '16 5:28:22 PM dotchan
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* ''Manga/KindaichiCaseFiles'': A victim is murdered while on the phone mere moments before [[HisNameIs he can give away the killer's identity]].
* Subverted in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': the murderer sets up the body of his victim to call him while in full view of his friends, hoping it would give him an alibi by (falsely) invoking this trope, but Conan sees through the rouse.
24th Mar '16 8:08:14 PM R1ck
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Within this structure, the trope has visual and aural variants; the visual versions can use a old-style free-standing phone booth, a land-line telephone not in a phone booth, or a cell phone. The aural version has dial-tone (where the killer hangs up the phone, causing the hero to hear a dial tone) and open-line (where the killer doesn't hang up, and the Hero spends some time yelling "Hello! Hello?" before concluding "[[CaptainObvious Something's happened.]]") Since either of the aural versions can be combined with any of the visual versions, and all of them can be used alone, there are 11 possible combinations.

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Within this structure, the trope has visual and aural variants; the visual versions can use a old-style free-standing phone booth, a land-line telephone not in a phone booth, or a cell phone. The aural version has dial-tone (where the killer hangs up the phone, causing the hero to hear a dial tone) and open-line (where the killer doesn't hang up, and the Hero spends some time yelling "Hello! Hello?" before concluding "[[CaptainObvious Something's happened.]]") Since either of Rarely, the aural versions can be combined with any of killer will get on the visual versions, phone and all of them can be used alone, there are 11 possible combinations.
give a BondOneLiner about the murder or to mock the listener.
3rd Mar '16 2:41:35 PM MsChibi
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For extra points, the victim has [[HisNameIs said part but not all of his message]] (or even [[AlmostDeadGuy gasps a few words out as he dies]]), allowing the heroes to get a clue that will save the day later, but only after they rack their brains to get what the victim was trying to say. Even more bonus points if the informant turns and says [[YouExclamation "it's you!"]] before being offed.

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For extra points, [[KilledMidSentence the victim has has]] [[HisNameIs said part but not all of his message]] (or even [[AlmostDeadGuy gasps a few words out as he dies]]), allowing the heroes to get a clue that will save the day later, but only after they rack their brains to get what the victim was trying to say. Even more bonus points if the informant turns and says [[YouExclamation "it's you!"]] before being offed.
30th Jan '16 12:08:43 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "Target!", the poisoned Palmer manages to make it to a phone booth and call Steed. He gasps out some vital information, including the fact that he is already dead, before keeling over.
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