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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.
28th Jul '17 5:00:33 PM Kate
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** And one incident where the ''viewer'' knows the solution all along (the victim had been stabbed earlier but had been hiding the wound both to protect her mentally unstable attacker and so she could go on stage that night, only to accidentally re-traumatise the haphazardly treated injury by banging a piece of furniture against it and bleed to death, whereupon a person who knew the truth, having found her first, hid the fake skin she'd used to conceal it from everybody else), but most of the characters don't.

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** And one incident where the ''viewer'' knows the solution all along (the [[spoiler:(the victim had been stabbed earlier but had been hiding the wound both to protect her mentally unstable attacker and so she could go on stage that night, only to accidentally re-traumatise the haphazardly treated injury by banging a piece of furniture against it and bleed to death, whereupon a person who knew the truth, having found her first, hid the fake skin she'd used to conceal it from everybody else), else)]], but most of the characters don't.
28th Jul '17 4:53:41 PM Kate
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** And one incident where the ''viewer'' knows the solution all along (the victim had been stabbed earlier but had been hiding the wound both to protect her mentally unstable attacker and so she could go on stage that night, only to accidentally re-traumatise the haphazardly treated injury by banging a piece of furniture against it and bleed to death, whereupon a person who knew the truth, having found her first, hid the fake skin she'd used to conceal it from everybody else), but most of the characters don't.
20th Jun '17 8:22:20 AM cybertoy0
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* The ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' episode "Grey vs Grey" features this, with a DeliberateMonochrome to give it that ''film noir'' appeal. (Also, to illustrate that all of the characters are colorblind) Essentially, a Red Team and a Blue Team unrelated to the main characters seal themselves in a room to broker a truce. The lights go out, a gun goes off, and one of the soldiers winds up dead and the rest need to figure out who shot him. [[spoiler: The narrator reveals that the victim actually died of a heart attack before the shot was fired.]]
16th Jun '17 8:28:16 AM Gosicrystal
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** In the fan-made case ''VisualNovel/TheEmptyTurnabout'', Arts was killed in his study, and the witnesses found only the defendant inside when they broke in. There is only one door to the study, and the room has a balcony that looks over an endless abyss. It's Apollo's job to figure out how anyone other than the defendant could have entered, killed the victim and escaped without leaving traces.
8th Jun '17 9:32:42 PM nombretomado
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* Reach's story (''The Big Idea'') in the WhateleyUniverse features one of these prominently. There's quite a bit of discussion about the ways in which one needs to examine such a mystery, before the final denouement happens more or less as expected.

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* Reach's story (''The Big Idea'') in the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse features one of these prominently. There's quite a bit of discussion about the ways in which one needs to examine such a mystery, before the final denouement happens more or less as expected.
28th May '17 3:29:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WarhammerFantasy'', Deathmaster Snitch killed an Imperial noble that had locked himself into a tower with the only door being guarded by a large band of knights. The knights didn't notice anything until the following morning. In fact, no explanation is ever given for how he did it, making it even more of a mystery.

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* In ''WarhammerFantasy'', ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'', Deathmaster Snitch killed an Imperial noble that had locked himself into a tower with the only door being guarded by a large band of knights. The knights didn't notice anything until the following morning. In fact, no explanation is ever given for how he did it, making it even more of a mystery.
27th May '17 11:10:03 AM nombretomado
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* [[TheMillenniumTrilogy Stieg Larsson's]] ''Men Who Hate Women''/''The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'', is about a journalist investigating a forty year old murder which is a Locked Room Mystery on an island.

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* [[TheMillenniumTrilogy [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Stieg Larsson's]] ''Men Who Hate Women''/''The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'', is about a journalist investigating a forty year old murder which is a Locked Room Mystery on an island.
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