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5th Jan '17 9:14:06 PM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''Film/GoodNeighbors'', there's a serial killer operating in town. [[spoiler:Louise]] copies his methods to kill an upstairs neighbor.
13th Nov '16 4:50:38 AM ACW
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**John "The Replicator" Curtis from season 8 copies the methods of previous [=UnSubs=].
5th Nov '16 5:09:34 PM jamespolk
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* ''Literature/TheConcreteBlonde'': Detective Harry Bosch is puzzled when The Dollmaker, a SerialKiller that Bosch fatally shot several years before, seems to have become active again. He finally figures out that a copycat is imitating the Dollmaker's MO.
24th Oct '16 2:13:02 PM Tailikku
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* DuckTales does this with a small time criminal named Jack the Tripper in the episode "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. [=McDuck=]. However, this was just the alias for a larger criminal named Professor Oodidoodie, who is an homage to Professor Moriarty. Oodidoodie used this alias to get under the radar of his nemesis [[SherlockHomage Shetlock Jones]].
2nd Oct '16 5:14:17 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/ShadowPolice'': In ''The Severed Streets'', the killer deliberately dresses up his murders with the the theatrics of Jack the Ripper as a deliberate smokescreen.
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.]]
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