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1st Jul '17 6:00:31 PM nombretomado
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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]].

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* DuckTales WesternAnimation/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]].
15th Jun '17 8:27:42 PM CerotechOmega
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' has the {{Phantom Thie|f}}ves antagonized by a hacker group called Medjed, who states that they will bring the Thieves down and reveal them for the criminals they are. Soon after, Joker is contacted by Alibaba to steal a target's heart in exchange for eliminating Medjed for them. As it turns out, Alibaba -- [[spoiler:Futaba Sakura]] -- was the original Medjed who the group copied, and proves as adept at carrying out their end of the bargain as you'd expect an original to annul a knockoff. [[spoiler:She just needs time to adjust to a despair-free outlook first.]]
18th May '17 4:56:24 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.

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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backpacker_murders "Backpacker killer"]], Ivan Milat, had a Milat's]] great nephew who killed someone using a similar MO. MO.
14th May '17 5:02:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the film ''Film/TheHeroAndTheTerror'', Creator/ChuckNorris is forced to deny that a criminal is loose because the last time the killer went on a spree, there were loads of copycats.

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* In the film ''Film/TheHeroAndTheTerror'', ''Film/HeroAndTheTerror'', Creator/ChuckNorris is forced to deny that a criminal is loose because the last time the killer went on a spree, there were loads of copycats.
28th Apr '17 11:01:06 AM Jeduthun
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* A whole lot of serial killers in fiction, and horrifyingly a few in real life, have drawn their inspiration from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Gein#In_popular_culture Ed Gein]].
27th Apr '17 4:30:42 PM Jeduthun
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If the original killer is still around, don't expect him to be pleased (unless he sees it as [[SincerestFormOfFlattery a compliment]]). Authorities investigating the copycat may be looking to [[ConsultingAConvictedKiller consult with the original killer]] in trying to catch their suspect.

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If the original killer is still around, don't expect him to be pleased (unless he sees it as [[SincerestFormOfFlattery a compliment]]).compliment]], or is able to use it as TheAlibi). Authorities investigating the copycat may be looking to [[ConsultingAConvictedKiller consult with the original killer]] in trying to catch their suspect.
6th Mar '17 1:56:16 AM LondonKdS
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* The third season of ''Series/{{Engrenages}}'' has a particularly cold-blooded and vicious example: a group of pimps are in a symbiotic relationship with a local serial killer, handing their disobedient women over to him to be tortured and murdered to discourage the others from rebelling, and when he is arrested they commit a copycat murder to make him appear to be innocent and get him released.
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.
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