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9th Apr '18 8:42:09 PM bwburke94
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** Whenever prints are lifted from a piece of evidence that wouldn't normally hold prints, there's always almost always an explanation; For example, [[spoiler:Juniper Woods']] fingerprints were found on a stuffed animal's tail because it happened to be made of vinyl. And [[spoiler:Ema Sykes]] fingerprints were found on a piece of cloth because the jacket it was cut from was made out of leather.
** As shown above, an inverted example comes in episode 2 of the third game. When defending a client for the larceny of a urn (yes you heard right, for once it wasn't a murder. ...Well, sort off), Phoenix ends up cornering the real thief due to his own fingerprints being on the urn. The urn was vigorously polished after it was secured at a exhibition, and the only time after that that he had to get his prints onto the urn was when he was feeling around inside a bag that was sitting in [[spoiler:Luke Atmey's]] office. Therefore his prints prove that the urn was at [[spoiler:Atmey's]] office between it being stolen and then found. [[spoiler:Although, not really. This comes back to massively bite Phoenix in the butt later on when it's discovered that a murder occurred at the exact same time as the theft. Phoenix basically just proved the bad guy has an airtight alibi. Good job there Phoenix.]]

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** Whenever prints are lifted from a piece of evidence that wouldn't normally hold prints, there's always almost always an explanation; For example, [[spoiler:Juniper Woods']] fingerprints were found on a stuffed animal's tail because it happened to be made of vinyl. And [[spoiler:Ema Sykes]] Skye's]] fingerprints were found on a piece of cloth because the jacket it was cut from was made out of leather.
** As shown above, an inverted example comes in episode 2 of the third game. When defending a client for the larceny of a urn (yes you heard right, for once it wasn't a murder. ...Well, sort off), an urn, Phoenix ends up cornering the real thief due to his own fingerprints being on the urn. The urn was vigorously polished after it was secured at a exhibition, and the only time after that that he had to get his prints onto the urn was when he was feeling around inside a bag that was sitting in [[spoiler:Luke Atmey's]] office. Therefore his prints prove that the urn was at [[spoiler:Atmey's]] office between it being stolen and then found. [[spoiler:Although, not really. This [[spoiler:This comes back to massively bite Phoenix in the butt later on when it's discovered that a murder occurred at the exact same time as the theft. Phoenix basically just proved the bad guy has an airtight alibi. Good job there Phoenix.Oops.]]
9th Apr '18 8:36:48 PM YeOldeLuke
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* One puzzle in ''VideoGame/FindTheCure!'' involves lifting a fingerprint off of a mop handle in order to bypass a fingerprint scanner.
31st Jan '18 5:54:42 AM Jake
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** Either by coincidence or as a result of an intentional ShoutOut, a basically similar technique was developed by the bad guys in ''Series/BlakesSeven'' to detect someone using a teleporter to break into one of their facilities.
27th Dec '16 7:19:12 PM Game_Fan
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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Batman is able to get fingerprints from a bullet by removing the piece of wall which it had hit, using a computer program to reassemble the bullet, and get a fingerprint from THAT. Never mind that the fragments would probably be warped, or that the impact and friction would have utterly destroyed any semblance of a fingerprint, Batman is [[RuleOfCool just that goddamn awesome]].

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Batman is able to get fingerprints from a bullet by removing the piece of wall which it had hit, using a computer program to reassemble the bullet, and get a fingerprint from THAT. Never mind that the fragments would probably be warped, or that the impact and friction would have utterly destroyed any semblance of a fingerprint, fingerprint and that a fingerprint left on a bullet could not possibly become '''etched into the concrete''', Batman is [[RuleOfCool just that goddamn awesome]].
4th Apr '16 9:39:04 AM Patcher
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* The amount of DNA necessary for a speedy, accurate and legally admissible DNA profile of a human being is the amount contained in 120 recently living cells. ''One-hundred-and-twenty!'' The only reason it takes a few days to get a DNA profile in real life from any self-respecting and law abiding forensic laboratory is because the scientists have to critically evaluate the significance of the tissue sample and how and where it was found and sampled. Thus, saliva from, say-licking an envelope-is more than enough to get a legally admissible identification. Also, the FBI patented a brand of paper that stores DNA samples for at least 14 years without degrading the sample, [[OlderThanTheyThink quite some time ago]].

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* The amount of DNA necessary for a speedy, accurate and legally admissible DNA profile of a human being is the amount contained in 120 recently living cells. ''One-hundred-and-twenty!'' The only reason it takes a few days to get a DNA profile in real life from any self-respecting and law abiding forensic laboratory is because the scientists have to critically evaluate the significance of the tissue sample and how and where it was found and sampled. Thus, saliva from, say-licking say, licking an envelope-is envelope is more than enough to get a legally admissible identification. Also, the FBI patented a brand of paper that stores DNA samples for at least 14 years without degrading the sample, [[OlderThanTheyThink quite some time ago]].
12th Mar '16 11:16:33 AM Morgenthaler
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Not to mention that the actual fingerprint wouldn't be on the bullet, but on the shell casing. the body of the actual slug wouldn't have been touched by the perp while loading it.
** For clarification, he gets an identical piece of wall and shoots it with an identical bullet, and then has the computer "reconstruct" the original wall and bullet based on data from his recreation. Still just as impossible, but cool!
6th Mar '16 9:18:27 PM shinykittie
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Not to mention that the actual fingerprint wouldn't be on the bullet, but on the shell casing. the body of the actual slug wouldn't have been touched by the perp while loading it.
17th Nov '15 4:27:03 AM Akaihiryuu
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** For clarification, he gets an identical piece of wall and shoots it with an identical bullet, and then has the computer "reconstruct" the original wall and bullet based on data from his recreation. Still just as impossible, but cool!
4th Sep '15 9:06:33 PM Ishindri
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* In ''Series/{{Continuum}}'', Kiera's multitool can produce a bio-reactive mist that makes any fingerprints exposed to it show up highlighted in her AugmentedReality cybernetics. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because it's futuretech AppliedPhlebotinum.
30th Jun '15 6:30:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr.,'' the title character [[spoiler: ''invents'' fingerprinting. He was able to lift a clean print off of a shell still in the chamber of a Derringer, but the odd thing is that he got a ''completely'' identical print from another object.]]

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* In ''TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr.''Series/TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr.,'' the title character [[spoiler: ''invents'' fingerprinting. He was able to lift a clean print off of a shell still in the chamber of a Derringer, but the odd thing is that he got a ''completely'' identical print from another object.]]
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