History Main / LockedRoomMystery

18th Feb '18 7:55:42 AM Dghcrh
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* Dr. Schrader's [[DisneyDeath death]] in ''ProfessorLayton and the Diabolical Box'' is one of these. Layton concludes that [[spoiler:even though the office was too high up to exit from the window, the culprit did so anyway -- by tearing off a curtain and fashioning it into a makeshift rope]].

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* Dr. Schrader's [[DisneyDeath death]] in ''ProfessorLayton ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton and the Diabolical Box'' is one of these. Layton concludes that [[spoiler:even though the office was too high up to exit from the window, the culprit did so anyway -- by tearing off a curtain and fashioning it into a makeshift rope]].
25th Jan '18 7:49:00 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' frequently uses these, though it also plays with this trope, as Conan solves a case when he realizes that a man died [[spoiler: the moment his wife checked on him]], but the rest of the room was set up to make it look like a locked room mystery.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' frequently uses these, though it also plays with this trope, as Conan solves a case when he realizes that a man died [[spoiler: the moment his wife checked on him]], him (he was drugged into sleep until then)]], but the rest of the room was set up to make it look like a locked room mystery.



* Commonplace in ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ''. The solution generally involves some manner of sealing the room from the inside in some way that can be performed while outside the room or committing the crime from outside the room. One example is in a case when two idol siblings were suffocated, one to death while another one in critical condition in a small room with no way in or out. [[spoiler:Their rooms were covered by a gigantic advertisement rubber balloon which could fit the whole room.]] The reason the second victim survived was because [[spoiler:she didn't turn off her room's light before sleeping, burning the rubber from its heat]].

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* Commonplace in ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ''. The solution generally involves some manner of sealing the room from the inside in some way that can be performed while outside the room or committing the crime from outside the room. One example is in a case when two idol siblings were suffocated, one to death while another one in critical condition in a small room with no way in or out. [[spoiler:Their rooms were covered by a gigantic advertisement rubber balloon which could fit the whole room.]] The reason the second victim survived was because [[spoiler:she didn't turn off her room's light before sleeping, sleeping (she was terrified of ghosts ''and'' drowsy after taking allergy meds), burning the rubber from its heat]].heat; Kyuu and Sakurako noticed the smell, found the almost dead girl and managed to save her]].
2nd Jan '18 4:26:00 PM PandaXclone2
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* Arthur C. Clarke used a Locked Room Mystery in his descriptions of spatial dimensions: If two-dimensional beings had a "bank vault" sealed on all sides -- i.e. a square -- then a 3D thief could remove its contents via the third dimension, leaving the 2D police baffled.

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* Arthur C. Clarke used a Locked Room Mystery in his descriptions of spatial dimensions: If if two-dimensional beings had a "bank vault" sealed on all sides -- i.e. a square -- then a 3D thief could remove its contents via the third dimension, leaving the 2D police baffled.
2nd Jan '18 4:25:27 PM PandaXclone2
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* Arthur C. Clarke used a Locked Room Mystery in his descriptions of spatial dimensions: if two-dimensional beings had a "bank vault" sealed on all sides -- i.e. a square -- then a 3D thief could remove its contents via the third dimension, leaving the 2D police baffled.

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* Arthur C. Clarke used a Locked Room Mystery in his descriptions of spatial dimensions: if If two-dimensional beings had a "bank vault" sealed on all sides -- i.e. a square -- then a 3D thief could remove its contents via the third dimension, leaving the 2D police baffled.
29th Dec '17 6:52:00 PM StarSword
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* The ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' episode "All Great Neptune's Ocean" has the President of Castalia be assassinated while shut in a conference room with Tyr Anasazi, while Tyr is shocked unconscious. The murder weapon is quickly shown to be Tyr's force lance, and Tyr had motive, having accused the President of war crimes against Nietzscheans, but Tyr argues that [[IfIWantedYouDead had he intended to kill the President]], [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident he would have used a less obvious method to ensure he wouldn't be caught]]. [[spoiler:It turns out Tyr's weapon had been reprogrammed by the real killer to fire {{Homing Projectile}}s remotely, and Tyr was electrocuted by a failsafe system to prevent unauthorized use (the killer having overwritten Tyr's owner registration).]]
13th Dec '17 1:40:01 AM Cryoclaste
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* Inverted in ''LawAbidingCitizen'', in that Clyde is somehow pulling off elaborate murders while locked in solitary confinement. [[spoiler:He had an escape tunnel.]]

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* Inverted in ''LawAbidingCitizen'', ''Film/LawAbidingCitizen'', in that Clyde is somehow pulling off elaborate murders while locked in solitary confinement. [[spoiler:He had an escape tunnel.]]
28th Oct '17 2:10:32 PM DaibhidC
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** Presumably the very elderly wizard who, early in the series, tried to avoid Death by sealing himself inside a completely impenetrable room, became a self-inflicted Locked Room Mystery when his colleagues noticed his absence. (He'd overlooked the necessity of air holes.)

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** Presumably * The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel, ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', has a minor plotline involving the very elderly wizard who, early in folk hero "Tinhead Ned" who managed to mysteriously escape the series, tried to avoid Death by sealing himself inside a completely impenetrable room, became a self-inflicted Locked Room Mystery when his colleagues noticed his absence. (He'd overlooked prison. [[spoiler: Turns out, the necessity of air holes.)jail door isn't affixed properly, allowing him, and later the main character Rincewind, to lift the door off its hinges and escape without detection]]



* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel, ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', has a minor plotline involving the folk hero "Tinhead Ned" who managed to mysteriously escape the prison. [[spoiler: Turns out, the jail door isn't affixed properly, allowing him, and later the main character Rincewind, to lift the door off its hinges and escape without detection]]
17th Oct '17 3:14:23 AM CaptEquinox
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** A classic example is the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Wolf in the Fold". A woman is murdered on a planet, and it at first seems obvious that Scotty is the killer; he's clutching the murder weapon. But things start to get weird; after Scotty claims he couldn't remember what happened, the ruler of the planet suggests consulting his wife, who's an empathy, and she gets strange visions of a great evil with a hatred of women, calling out several names like "Beratis", "Kesla" and "Redjac". Then the lights are cut, and she's killed too, again apparently by Scott. [[spoiler: Eventually, the computer aboard ''The Enterprise'' discovers the truth, that "Redjac" is an incorporeal being that [[EmotionEater feeds on fear]] which has been behind several unsolved cases of serial killers on many worlds, including UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.]]

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** A classic example is the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Wolf in the Fold". A woman is murdered on a planet, and it at first seems obvious that Scotty is the killer; he's clutching the murder weapon. But things start to get weird; after Scotty claims he couldn't remember what happened, the ruler of the planet suggests consulting his wife, who's an empathy, empath, and she gets strange visions of a great evil with a hatred of women, calling out several names like "Beratis", "Kesla" and "Redjac". Then the lights are cut, and she's killed too, again apparently by Scott.Scott -- although he said he felt something come ''between'' him and the seer. [[spoiler: Eventually, the computer aboard ''The Enterprise'' discovers the truth, that "Redjac" is an incorporeal being that [[EmotionEater feeds on fear]] which has been behind several unsolved cases of serial killers on many worlds, including UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.]]
14th Oct '17 7:52:55 AM GigaHand
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* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'': Two cases:
** One victim is found with a stab wound through their neck, inside a room that was bolted from the inside. [[spoiler:The killer stabbed the sword they'd used to kill her into a hanging sculpture of Akamatsu, then twisted the rope on the statue so that it would spin on release, the sword's hilt pushing the bolt shut ]].

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* ** The victim of the fifth murder in ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa 2}}'' is found in a barred, burning room. Once the witnesses extinguish the flames, the victim is seen dead with numerous severe wounds all over their body. Adding to the mystery is that all possible suspects can corroborate each other's alibis. [[spoiler:All of the wounds were self-inflicted (yes, the victim was that crazy), but they aren't what killed him. The victim had poisoned one of the fire extinguishers used to extinguish the flames he used to lure everyone to the building he barred himself in, hoping he would die of the poison (like we said, crazy!). It's ruled that the murderer is the one who used the poisoned fire extinguisher, and there is ''no way of telling which one was poisoned''.]]
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''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'': Two cases:
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cases: One victim is found with a stab wound through their neck, inside a room that was bolted from the inside. [[spoiler:The killer stabbed the sword they'd used to kill her into a hanging sculpture of Akamatsu, then twisted the rope on the statue so that it would spin on release, the sword's hilt pushing the bolt shut ]].
11th Sep '17 9:15:27 AM cdrood
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* ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'' began with the locked room mystery of Sue Dibny. It ultimately led to a lot of characters playing with the IdiotBall since they live in a world with numerous teleporters, time travelers, magic users, etc. Essentially, it's something that doesn't work in a superhero universe if the characters actually act in character.
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