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8th Sep '16 8:28:31 AM ThePest179
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backpacker_murders "Backpacker killer"]], Ivan Milat, had a great nephew who killed someone using a similar MO.
5th Sep '16 10:00:36 AM ThePest179
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* One episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' featured a town where the cops use Spinaraks instead of Growlithes because, one hundred years ago, an officer used a Spinarak to catch a famous cat burglar who used a Meowth. Team Rocket decided to impersonate that criminal.

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* A non-lethal example in ''Anime/Pokemon''. One episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' featured a town where the cops use Spinaraks instead of Growlithes because, one hundred years ago, an officer used a Spinarak to catch a famous cat burglar who used a Meowth. Team Rocket decided to impersonate that criminal.



* John Wayne Gacy based his MO (luring young men to his home, then handcuffing, raping, and strangling them to death) on that of [[ Dean Corll]].

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* John Wayne Gacy based his MO (luring young men to his home, then handcuffing, raping, and strangling them to death) on that of [[ [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Corll Dean Corll]].
5th Sep '16 9:44:48 AM ThePest179
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* John Wayne Gacy based his MO (luring young men to his home, then handcuffing, raping, and strangling them to death) on that of [[ Dean Corll]].
22nd Jul '16 12:53:19 AM Malvina
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* In order to disguise an unrelated crime as part of another criminal's M.O. in order to deflect suspicion to the original killer.

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* In order to disguise an unrelated crime as part of another criminal's M.O. in order to deflect suspicion to the original killer.
24th Jun '16 5:37:40 AM DontKillBugs
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* Charles Burnside, the SerialKiller known as the Fisherman, of ''Literature/BlackHouse'', is assumed to be one of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Fish Albert Fish]], due to using the same MO and the same phrasing in letters sent to the grieving parents. [[spoiler:This is eventually revealed to be because both Burnside and Fish were being possessed by the same demon, Mr. Munshun.]]
13th Jun '16 11:31:39 PM Dravencour
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* The ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies have had a few people who imitate Jigsaw's death traps. One way to tell the crimes apart is that Jigsaw's death traps have ''some'' way to escape, while imitators do not.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies have had a few people who imitate Jigsaw's death traps. One way to tell the crimes apart is that Jigsaw's death traps have ''some'' way to escape, while imitators (who generally do not share Jigsaw's "vision") do not.
11th Jun '16 12:53:19 PM nighttrainfm
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** In the episode "Entrée", a murderer imprisoned at the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane kills one of his nurses using the MO of the notorious "Chesapeake Ripper". He claims its because he ''is'' the Ripper, but really he's been psychologically conditioned to believe he's the Ripper by the SmugSnake hospital administrator, who wants credit for having found the Ripper out. The real Chesapeake Ripper soon makes it known that he's still at large.
** Dr. Hannibal Lecter himself, in addition to having [[ImAHumanitarian his own successful career as a serial killer]], also commits a handful of copycat murders during the first season. One is a deliberately crude imitation of the Minnesota Shrike, whom [[TheProfiler Will Graham]] and the FBI are trying to catch, and the details of the copy are so off that they actually ''help'' Graham build an accurate profile of the Shrike. Another was done to cover up his own malfeasance and pin the death on the latest killer being hunted by the FBI. At the end of the season, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Hannibal has been preparing to frame Graham for the murders the whole time]].

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** In the episode "Entrée", a murderer imprisoned at the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane kills one of his nurses using the MO of the notorious "Chesapeake Ripper". He claims its it's because he ''is'' the Ripper, but really he's been psychologically conditioned to believe he's the Ripper by the SmugSnake hospital administrator, who wants credit for having found the Ripper out. The real Chesapeake Ripper soon makes it known that he's still at large.
** Dr. Hannibal Lecter himself, in addition to having [[ImAHumanitarian his own successful career as a serial killer]], also commits a handful of copycat murders during the first season. One is a deliberately crude imitation of the Minnesota Shrike, whom [[TheProfiler Will Graham]] and the FBI are trying to catch, and the details of the copy are so off that they actually ''help'' Graham build an accurate profile of the Shrike. Another was done to cover up his own malfeasance and pin the death on the latest killer being hunted by the FBI. At the end of the season, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Hannibal has been preparing to frame Graham for the murders the whole time]].time.]]
5th Jun '16 3:17:42 PM Nithael
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* The SerialKiller in ''Series/{{Slasher}}'' is replicating the work of an imprisoned murderer by dressing like him as a medieval-style executioner and killing "sinners".
11th May '16 9:06:05 PM Discar
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->''"What I've done is going to be puzzled over... and studied... and followed... forever."''
-->-- '''John Doe''', {{Film/Se7en}}
11th May '16 7:42:49 PM DeisTheAlcano
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* Both ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' and ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' feature a serial killer that targets women, seeking to use their bodies to recreate a deceased love.

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* %%* Both ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' and ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' feature a serial killer that targets women, seeking to use their bodies to recreate a deceased love.
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