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4th Aug '17 11:59:05 AM xcountryguy
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Often, the character is [[TheSlowWalk walking slowly]]--one might say...[[OminousWalk ominously]]--with a gun in his hand, held down by his side. [[BadassLongcoat He may well be wearing a trenchcoat.]]

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Often, the character is [[TheSlowWalk walking slowly]]--one might say... [[OminousWalk ominously]]--with a gun in his hand, held down by his side. [[BadassLongcoat He may well be wearing a trenchcoat.]]



* Subverted masterfully in ''Film/TheSting''. The audience knows that an assassin named "Salino" has been assigned to kill Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford). From that point on, there are numerous shots of a pair of hands in purple gloves doing various things. In the final shot they are loading a revolver. It turns out that they ''aren't'' Salino's hands at all. [[spoiler: They are the hands of the bodyguard that Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) hired to keep an eye on Hooker. He shoots Salino.]]

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* Subverted masterfully in ''Film/TheSting''. The audience knows that an assassin named "Salino" has been assigned to kill Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford). From that point on, there are numerous shots of a pair of hands in purple gloves doing various things. In the final shot they are loading a revolver. It turns out that they ''aren't'' Salino's hands at all. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They are the hands of the bodyguard that Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) hired to keep an eye on Hooker. He shoots Salino.]]
25th Nov '16 1:38:41 AM LondonKdS
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* Frequently used in the first season of ''Series/BronBroen'', although less so in the second.

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* Frequently used in the first season of ''Series/BronBroen'', although less so in with many shots of the second.killer's gloved hands driving a car or committing acts of violence. The later seasons used it much less.
18th Oct '16 9:53:39 AM Morgenthaler
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17th Oct '16 4:13:01 PM CommanderBLAARGH
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* Used in ''Film/IronMan3'': Tony leans over, trying to reach Pepper, and the villain's hand bursts up out of the floor and tears the arc reactor right out of his suit.
17th Sep '16 6:50:25 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheDoctorBlakeMysteries'': In "Lucky Numbers", the kidnapper is only shown as a gloved hand until the reveal of his identity.



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30th Dec '15 6:10:41 AM eroock
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[[quoteright:320:[[Film/TheHouseByTheCemetery http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ebf23da9003fa30fc448e185ebf88d32.jpg]]]]

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26th Dec '15 3:59:23 AM foxley
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* ''Series/JonathanCreek'': How the killer is portrayed in "The Clue of Savant's Thumb": first stalking Joey and later [[DeathByLookingUp toppling a statue off the roof]].
10th Aug '15 3:54:25 PM pinkdalek
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** The hand of the robot operator in "The Sontaran Experiment"is handled this way, to save his reveal for a cliffhanger.

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** The hand of the robot operator in "The Sontaran Experiment"is Experiment" is handled this way, to save his reveal for a cliffhanger.cliffhanger.
** "The Brain of Morbius" introduces Solon with a shot of his hands as they cover the sculpture he's making of Morbius's face.
12th Jul '15 12:52:09 AM foxley
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* ''Series/FrontierCircus'': This technique is used in "Calamity Circus" to conceal the identity of the saboteur.
26th Jun '15 5:38:41 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'': A gloves hand is shown drawing a knife and advancing on Osman Efendi in "Death Do Us Part". A spray of blood informs the viewer of his fate.

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* ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'': A gloves gloved hand is shown drawing a knife and advancing on Osman Efendi in "Death Do Us Part". A spray of blood informs the viewer of his fate.
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