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9th Sep '17 11:07:19 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In a sidequest in ''VideoGame/Yakuza1'', Kazuma Kiryu recovers a cell phone from the body of a man killed in a mugging gone wrong. He then receives several instructions from a mysterious person on the other end who assumes that Kiryu is the phone's owner, and following them reveals that the dead man was a hitman hired to kill someone. The last instruction he receives is to kill Kazuma Kiryu.

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* In a sidequest in ''VideoGame/Yakuza1'', Kazuma Kiryu recovers a cell phone from the body of a man killed in a mugging gone wrong. He then receives several instructions from a mysterious person someone on the other end who assumes that Kiryu is the phone's owner, and following them reveals that the dead man was a hitman hired to kill assassinate someone. The last instruction he receives is to kill Kazuma Kiryu.
9th Sep '17 10:32:23 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In a sidequest in ''VideoGame/Yakuza1'', Kazuma Kiryu recovers a cell phone from the body of a man killed in a mugging gone wrong. He then receives several instructions from a mysterious person on the other end who assumes that Kiryu is the phone's owner, and following them reveals that the dead man was a hitman hired to kill someone. The last instruction he receives is to kill Kazuma Kiryu.
9th Jul '17 4:22:08 AM Doug86
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* In ''Lobo vs. [[ComicBook/TheMask Mask]]'', Lobo ended up unknowingly hunting himself due to a time loop caused by the Mask.

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* In ''Lobo ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} vs. [[ComicBook/TheMask Mask]]'', Lobo ended up unknowingly hunting himself due to a time loop caused by the Mask.
12th Jun '17 12:50:55 PM xcountryguy
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* Variant in ''Film/WhereEaglesDare'': Smith is put on the mission by [[spoiler: Colonel Turner]], who believes he is a double agent, in order to sabotage the mission and prevent the loyal British agents from carrying it out.

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* Variant in ''Film/WhereEaglesDare'': Smith is put on the mission by [[spoiler: Colonel [[spoiler:Colonel Turner]], who believes he is a double agent, in order to sabotage the mission and prevent the loyal British agents from carrying it out.



* In ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'', the Marked One is hunting down Strelok, who turns out to be himself. [[spoiler: Turns out it was a coincidence, because the entity that brainwashed the protagonist before the start of the game wasn't aware that he was Strelok, mistaking him for one of the many mooks assaulting his base.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'', the Marked One is hunting down Strelok, who turns out to be himself. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out it was a coincidence, because the entity that brainwashed the protagonist before the start of the game wasn't aware that he was Strelok, mistaking him for one of the many mooks assaulting his base.]]



** [[spoiler: Luke Atmey]] is trying to catch the [[spoiler: Kurain Urn thief]], but actually committed the crime himself in order to [[spoiler: have an alibi for the murder he would commit later.]]
** [[spoiler: Tyrell Badd planted himself as the head of the Yatagarasu case to conceal evidence which would incriminate himself and his partners as the Yatagarasu.]]
** And a double-agent. [[spoiler: Calisto Yew defended agents of the smuggling ring in court, in order to have access to their information and facilities to uncover the ring's dealings for the Yatagarasu...but she was double-secretly an agent of the ring herself.]]

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** [[spoiler: Luke [[spoiler:Luke Atmey]] is trying to catch the [[spoiler: Kurain [[spoiler:Kurain Urn thief]], but actually committed the crime himself in order to [[spoiler: have [[spoiler:have an alibi for the murder he would commit later.]]
** [[spoiler: Tyrell [[spoiler:Tyrell Badd planted himself as the head of the Yatagarasu case to conceal evidence which would incriminate himself and his partners as the Yatagarasu.]]
** And a double-agent. [[spoiler: Calisto [[spoiler:Calisto Yew defended agents of the smuggling ring in court, in order to have access to their information and facilities to uncover the ring's dealings for the Yatagarasu...but she was double-secretly an agent of the ring herself.]]



* Scott Shelby of ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'' [[spoiler: pretends that he's been hired by the families of the Origami Killer's victims in order to interview the parents of his latest victims and gather any evidence that might be left behind. This claim actually comes back to bite him in one ending of the game. Lauren (if she survives) does the legwork, learns that no one hired him, and realizes what he's done. She guns Shelby down in the street.]]

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* Scott Shelby of ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'' [[spoiler: pretends [[spoiler:pretends that he's been hired by the families of the Origami Killer's victims in order to interview the parents of his latest victims and gather any evidence that might be left behind. This claim actually comes back to bite him in one ending of the game. Lauren (if she survives) does the legwork, learns that no one hired him, and realizes what he's done. She guns Shelby down in the street.]]
22nd Mar '17 11:11:00 PM JackG
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* In another Creator/PhilipKDick story ''The Skull'', a BoxedCrook is sent back in time to assassinate the founder of a religious cult, [[StableTimeLoop only to find that it's himself]] (thanks to a mistake with the time machine, he arrived after he 'died' and thus 'came back from the dead'.)
22nd Mar '17 8:53:10 PM dclark
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* Pulled by [[Series/BurnNotice Michael Weston]] on a couple occasions, and the ever-present narration points out the advantages of such a situation.
--> '''Michael''': When you're playing the role of spy-hunter and the person you're hunting is yourself, the trail of evidence can lead anywhere you say it does... and no one can create more fear, more paranoia, than the spy-hunter.
7th Feb '17 8:35:28 AM nighttrainfm
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* In the first issue of ''Action Comics'', Perry White gives Clark Kent the job of finding more info on this "Superman" character.

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* In the first issue of ''Action Comics'', Perry White gives Clark Kent the job of finding more info on this "Superman" "Franchise/{{Superman}}" character.
7th Feb '17 8:35:05 AM nighttrainfm
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* In the first issue of ''Action Comics'', Perry White gives Clark Kent the job of finding more info on this "Superman" character.
-->'''Clark:''' Listen, Chief, if ''I'' can't find out anything about this Superman, no one can!
11th Jan '17 12:19:07 PM Naram-Sin
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* After it was determined that French serial killer Marcel Petiot had not left Paris, several members of the French Forces of the Interior were drafted to search for him, including one certain Henri Valéri. Valéri was Marcel Petiot's alias at the time.

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* After it was determined that French serial killer Marcel Petiot had not left Paris, several members of the French Forces of the Interior were drafted to search for him, including one certain Henri Valéri. Valéri was Marcel Petiot's alias at the time.Petiot.
11th Jan '17 12:15:45 PM Naram-Sin
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* After it was determined that French serial killer Marcel Petiot had not left Paris, several members of the French Forces of the Interior were drafted to search for him, including one certain Henri Valéri. Valéri was Marcel Petiot's alias at the time.
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