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3rd Jun '18 8:03:17 PM Ronfar
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* Oddly enough, the first Film/ScaryMovie is one, despite being a parody of the SlasherMovie genre. The movie does have enough clues to figure out the killer's identity before [[TheDogWasTheMastermind the reveal at the end]], but the audience probably isn't approaching this particular film as a puzzle to be solved.

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* Oddly enough, the first Film/ScaryMovie ''Film/ScaryMovie'' is one, despite being a parody of the SlasherMovie genre. The movie does have enough clues to figure out the killer's identity before [[TheDogWasTheMastermind the reveal at the end]], end, but the audience probably isn't approaching this particular film as a puzzle to be solved.
3rd Jun '18 7:54:01 PM Ronfar
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* Oddly enough, the first Film/ScaryMovie is one, despite being a parody of the SlasherMovie genre. The movie does have enough clues to figure out the killer's identity before [[TheDogWasTheMastermind the reveal at the end]], but the audience probably isn't approaching this particular film as a puzzle to be solved.
23rd May '18 10:44:34 PM TheDocCC
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* There are games one can purchase where the players play the character in a Fair Play Whodunnit, with costumes encouraged. How To Host a Murder is the most well-known, but not only, line. It's like a do-it-yourself of the bed and breakfast whodunnits.
21st May '18 11:05:17 AM Gravidef
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* One quest in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' plays with this. A precious painting is stolen in Castle Chorrol, and the Countess hires the play to track down the thief; a list of four suspects, all members of the castle's staff, is given. While you can solve the crime just by exploring the estate and finding evidence, astute players can crack the case just by talking to the suspects: [[spoiler: three of the four's alibis mention a big rainstorm on the night of the theft, while the castle astronomer, who did it, says she was making star charts in the courtyard, which wouldn't be possible because of the clouds.]] If anything, deducing the mystery that way would point players in the right direction re: hunting for clues, but since it's not necessary, it's perfectly possible to simply ransack everyone's quarters until you find the items you need.
11th May '18 8:57:15 AM TPPR10
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* Referenced in ''VideoGame/NitroplusBlasterzHeroinesInfiniteDuel'' by Mora due of the fact that the Another Story broke several rules, with the main one being that [[spoiler:Mugen, the one who set up the whole recreation of an incident what happened before the events of ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}]] inserted herself as a detective in the story. She dismisses it as saying that rules are made to be broken.

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* Referenced in ''VideoGame/NitroplusBlasterzHeroinesInfiniteDuel'' by Mora due of the fact that the Another Story broke several rules, with the main one being that [[spoiler:Mugen, the one who set up the whole recreation of an incident what happened before the events of ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}]] ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'']] inserted herself as a detective in the story. She dismisses it as saying that rules are made to be broken.
11th May '18 8:55:57 AM TPPR10
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* Referenced in ''VideoGame/NitroplusBlasterzHeroinesInfiniteDuel'' by Mora due of the fact that the Another Story broke several rules, with the main one being that [[spoiler:Mugen, the one who set up the whole recreation of an incident what happened before the events of ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}]] inserted herself as a detective in the story. She dismisses it as saying that rules are made to be broken.
29th Apr '18 9:00:17 AM Hyoroemon
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*** Half of Episode is about weaponizing the Dlanor's 10 Decalogues, with Battler figuring out not how to solve the mystery from his experience with Beatrice's riddle, but by [[spoiler:thinking of the solution first then justifying it with the Decalogues]]



*** Half of Episode is about weaponizing the Dlanor's 10 Decalogues, with Battler figuring out not how to solve the mystery from his experience with Beatrice's riddle, but by [[spoiler:thinking of the solution first then justifying it with the Decalogues]]
29th Apr '18 8:57:49 AM Hyoroemon
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*** Half of Episode is about weaponizing the Dlanor's 10 Decalogues, with Battler figuring out not how to solve the mystery from his experience with Beatrice's riddle, but by [[spoiler:thinking of the solution first then justifying it with the Decalogues]]
26th Apr '18 9:37:16 AM Fulgur
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* Played with in the Czech series "Hříchy pro pátera Knoxe" (Sins for Father Knox). The series has ten episodes, each of which contains a mystery that breaks one of the rules. In order for the viewers to solve the mystery, they need to be aware of this gimmick. Remembering the past episodes also helps because each rule can be only broken once per series.
22nd Apr '18 10:59:39 AM Rodrigokun
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* Roger Stern's run on [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Amazing Spider-Man]] had several hints as to the Hobgoblin's identity, such as that he was wealthy, upper-class, and was someone who was cunning and ruthless. Although it was revealed that the Hobgoblin did have an identical twin who posed as him whenever he was dressed as the Hobgoblin, there was one tiny hint to this in a single panel. So if someone had found this tiny hint, they likely could have worked out the Hobgoblin's identity, although with various changing writers, the whole thing soon became a confusing mess, which was only really fixed when Stern himself returned to write the ''Hobgoblin Lives!'' miniseries, over ten years after the Hobgoblin's first appearance.

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* Roger Stern's run on [[ComicBook/SpiderMan ''[[ComicBook/SpiderMan Amazing Spider-Man]] Spider-Man]]'' had several hints as to the Hobgoblin's identity, such as that he was wealthy, upper-class, and was someone who was cunning and ruthless. Although it was revealed that the Hobgoblin did have an identical twin who posed as him whenever he was dressed as the Hobgoblin, there was one tiny hint to this in a single panel. So if someone had found this tiny hint, they likely could have worked out the Hobgoblin's identity, although with various changing writers, the whole thing soon became a confusing mess, which was only really fixed when Stern himself returned to write the ''Hobgoblin Lives!'' miniseries, over ten years after the Hobgoblin's first appearance.



** The 2-part Season 6 closer/Season 7 opener "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" Even though the culprit did seem to come out of the blue, the clues were indeed all there, with the mystery even being drummed up as a contest to see who could figure it out. In fact, the culprit was actually properly identified by a fan of the show, legitimately using the clues presented, in the summer between the two episodes. Sadly, he didn't actually win anything. [[note:The reason the fan didn't win was because the contest was so poorly designed. The way it worked was that of all the entries, the producers would choose a thousand, out of which they would pick whoever sent in the correct answer. Unfortunately, from the thousand that they picked, no one actually had the correct answer. You would assume that they would just start again with another thousand, but the rules specifically stated that the winner had to be out of the ''first'' thousand picked. So, they just chose someone randomly. Of course, this meant that any number of people could have sent in the correct culprit, just were unlucky to not wind up in the final thousand.]] The writers lampshade this by ending the first part with Dr. Hibbert turning to the viewer and saying "Well, I couldn't possibly solve this mystery...can YOU?" Then the camera pans back and we realize he's actually talking to Chief Wiggum.

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** The 2-part Season 6 closer/Season 7 opener "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" Even though the culprit did seem to come out of the blue, the clues were indeed all there, with the mystery even being drummed up as a contest to see who could figure it out. In fact, the culprit was actually properly identified by a fan of the show, legitimately using the clues presented, in the summer between the two episodes. Sadly, he didn't actually win anything. [[note:The [[note]]The reason the fan didn't win was because the contest was so poorly designed. The way it worked was that of all the entries, the producers would choose a thousand, out of which they would pick whoever sent in the correct answer. Unfortunately, from the thousand that they picked, no one actually had the correct answer. You would assume that they would just start again with another thousand, but the rules specifically stated that the winner had to be out of the ''first'' thousand picked. So, they just chose someone randomly. Of course, this meant that any number of people could have sent in the correct culprit, just were unlucky to not wind up in the final thousand.]] [[/note]] The writers lampshade this by ending the first part with Dr. Hibbert turning to the viewer and saying "Well, I couldn't possibly solve this mystery...can YOU?" Then the camera pans back and we realize he's actually talking to Chief Wiggum.
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