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7th Sep '17 2:59:50 PM Thande
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** Another good example is ''Literature/CardsOnTheTable'' whose plot is familiar to anyone who has seen the ''Film/{{Clue}}'' film. A nasty guy invites a bunch of people to a party on the premise that all of them are scoundrels (in this case, specifically that they've all committed murder and gotten away with it) and pretty much blackmails them. Naturally, the host bites it, and there is a note at the beginning of the novel to the effect that all of them would be capable of murder if pressed. It is subtley implied that the eccentrice host is in fact {{Satan}} himself.

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** Another good example is ''Literature/CardsOnTheTable'' whose plot is familiar to anyone who has seen the ''Film/{{Clue}}'' film. A nasty guy invites a bunch of people to a party on the premise that all of them are scoundrels (in this case, specifically that they've all committed murder and gotten away with it) and pretty much blackmails them. Naturally, the host bites it, and there is a note at the beginning of the novel to the effect that all of them would be capable of murder if pressed. It is subtley implied that the eccentrice host is in fact {{Satan}} himself.
3rd Sep '17 6:08:14 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* The hour-long ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "And Then There Were Fewer," James Woods is murdered and, to paraphrase how Lois and Mayor West put it, "According to James Woods, everyone had a motive to kill him--but he had wronged one of us enough to actually want him dead." The killer turned out to be [[spoiler: Diane Simmons, who claimed that her life had been going downhill ever since she turned forty, and that she wanted to kill Woods to get back at him for dumping her and frame Tom for the crime to get back at him for replacing her as co-anchor with a woman that was younger and more attractive]].

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* The hour-long ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "And Then There Were Fewer," James Woods is murdered and, to paraphrase how Lois and Mayor West put it, "According to James Woods, everyone ''everyone'' had a motive to kill him--but motive--but he had wronged one of us enough to actually want him dead." The killer turned out to be [[spoiler: Diane Simmons, who claimed that her life had been going downhill ever since she turned forty, and that she wanted to kill Woods to get back at him for dumping her and frame Tom for the crime to get back at him for replacing her as co-anchor with a woman that was younger and more attractive]].
12th Aug '17 9:17:42 PM Doodler
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* The episode "Not Guilty" of ''Series/GilligansIsland'' centers around the possibility that one of the castaways might be a murderer. The murder victim stole the Professor's work, embezzled the Howells, cheated on Ginger while she was engaged to him, bankrupted Mary Ann's father, and all five confronted him the night before the tour. [[spoiler:Turns out his death was actually an accident and they're all innocent.]]

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* The episode "Not Guilty" of ''Series/GilligansIsland'' centers around the possibility that one of the castaways might be a murderer. The murder victim stole the Professor's work, embezzled the Howells, cheated on Ginger while she was engaged to him, bankrupted Mary Ann's father, and all five confronted him the night before the tour.he was killed. [[spoiler:Turns out his death was actually an accident and they're all innocent.]]
12th Aug '17 9:17:00 PM Doodler
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* The episode "Not Guilty" of ''Series/GilligansIsland'' centers around the possibility that one of the castaways might be a murderer. The murder victim stole the Professor's work, embezzled the Howells, cheated on Ginger while she was engaged to him, bankrupted Mary Ann's father, and all five confronted him the night before the tour. [[spoiler:Turns out his death was actually an accident and they're all innocent.]]
25th Jun '17 9:16:18 PM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''Theatre/TheAltos'', as with many Murder Mysteries, everyone has motive and opportunity for killing the deceased.
21st May '17 1:33:55 PM HighCrate
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** Literature/HerculePoirot novel ''Literature/DeathOnTheNile'' put the murder victim on a boat with seemingly everyone who hated her. It came so that the sufficiently GenreSavvy reader could figure out who did it, as there were only two characters who were cleared of the murder due to physical impossibility; naturally, they were our killers. And do we need to mention ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress''?

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** Literature/HerculePoirot novel ''Literature/DeathOnTheNile'' put the murder victim on a boat with seemingly everyone who hated her. It came so that the sufficiently GenreSavvy reader could figure out who did it, as there were only two characters who were cleared of the murder due to physical impossibility; naturally, they were our killers. And do we need to mention ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress''?



** Fujii takes the opinion of everybody being a suspect in every episode and gets angry when Banzo and Tenkaichi dismiss certain characters as possibilities due to being extremely GenreSavvy. She got very angry when they both dismissed three female characters to the point of never even asking them their names and said they were obvious and boring red herrings.



* When ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' fans finally [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTj6tauY1JU meet the Spy]], he's introduced by way of a rather tense realization: Since nobody killed a Red Spy on the way in, he could be [[TenLittleMurderVictims in this very room]]. [[spoiler: The presence of a WrongGenreSavvy [[TriggerHappy Soldier]] makes the [[RedHerringMole situation]] even more hazardous than it is already.]]

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* When ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' fans finally [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTj6tauY1JU meet the Spy]], he's introduced by way of a rather tense realization: Since nobody killed a Red Spy on the way in, he could be [[TenLittleMurderVictims in this very room]]. [[spoiler: The presence of a WrongGenreSavvy [[TriggerHappy Soldier]] makes the [[RedHerringMole situation]] even more hazardous than it is already.]]
15th Apr '17 11:26:45 PM RacattackForce
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Not only was the victim [[WhoMurderedTheAsshole a horrible human being whom everybody hated on general principle]], but the victim also had specifically wronged all the other characters. [[WhoMurderedTheAsshole The killer could have been anyone]].

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Not only was the victim [[WhoMurderedTheAsshole [[JerkAss a horrible human being whom everybody hated on general principle]], but the victim also had specifically wronged all the other characters. [[WhoMurderedTheAsshole The killer could have been anyone]].
18th Nov '16 5:58:57 PM Bissek
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Not only was the victim [[WhoKilledTheAsshole a horrible human being whom everybody hated on general principle]], but the victim also had specifically wronged all the other characters. [[WhoMurderedTheAsshole The killer could have been anyone]].

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Not only was the victim [[WhoKilledTheAsshole [[WhoMurderedTheAsshole a horrible human being whom everybody hated on general principle]], but the victim also had specifically wronged all the other characters. [[WhoMurderedTheAsshole The killer could have been anyone]].
18th Nov '16 5:58:21 PM Bissek
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Not only was the victim a horrible human being whom everybody hated on general principle, but the victim also had specifically wronged all the other characters. [[WhoMurderedTheAsshole The killer could have been anyone]].

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Not only was the victim [[WhoKilledTheAsshole a horrible human being whom everybody hated on general principle, principle]], but the victim also had specifically wronged all the other characters. [[WhoMurderedTheAsshole The killer could have been anyone]].
28th Oct '16 9:58:15 PM Jake
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* ''Literature/{{Fatherland}}'': When a prominent German politician is murdered in his home, the lead detective immediately raises the question of who might have a motive. Unfortunately for him, this is an AlternateHistory and said politician was a veteran SS officer who served in Nazi-occupied Poland, so the list of people with either a political or personal grudge against him is rather long. [[spoiler: Ironically, he turns out to have been murdered by his own government because [[HeKnowsTooMuch he knew too much]] about the Holocaust.]]
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