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18th Nov '17 4:23:56 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.

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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. Petiot... [[BeardnessProtectionProgram with a beard]].
9th Nov '17 8:30:10 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* In ''Film/BladeRunner2049'', Officer K finds information that leads him to believe he's actually the missing Replicant child he's been searching for. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope He's not.]] ]]
3rd Nov '17 10:21:40 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* One particular Webcomic/SchlockMercenary storyline had the Toughs hired to 'steal' the corpse of a planet's King, and were at the point of being about to call the government to try to get invited to the funeral, when the government called ''them''. It seems they wanted the Toughs, as an otherwise (presumably) neutral party, as funeral security... to prevent the body from being stolen. There were a lot of {{Spit Take}}s during that conversation.
-->> "Kevyn, do I need to get a doctor in here?"
27th Oct '17 1:37:52 AM Blilit
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* Kurt Vonnegut's ''Literature/MotherNight'' briefly tells the story of an Hungarian Jew who managed to infiltrate the local S.S. division, and made such a good impression on his superiors that he was tasked with finding who had been leaking information to the Jews about planned raids (which, of course, he did himself). When asked if he was successful in this mission, he happily reports that fourteen S.S. men were executed on his recommendation.


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23rd Oct '17 1:14:17 PM Conradus
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** One of the players ''will'' be the guilty party. And you could very well win by proving that you are the guilty party yourself.
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'.)
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