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19th Nov '17 1:44:28 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Cannon}}'': In "Blood on the Vine", a vineyard owner suffers multiple 'accidents' (a falling wine rack, tainted wine, brake failure) in a short space of time, which causes his secretary to hire Cannon to investigate.
14th Nov '17 7:02:41 PM JackG
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* In the 1983 Australian mini-series ''Scales of Justice'' a crime boss threatens to blow the whistle on the corrupt police he's been paying if something isn't done about the drug charge he's on. The police commander hints to one of the officers concerned that the whole matter is an embarrassment to the NSW police force, and it would be a good matter if the crime boss was to have an accident or commit suicide. So the corrupt officers give him a [[TheEasyWayOrTheHardWay choice between being tortured by having his toes cut off, or blowing his own head off]] with a shotgun. And therefore he can't change his mind once they start cutting.

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* In the 1983 Australian mini-series ''Scales of Justice'' a crime boss threatens to blow the whistle on the corrupt police he's been paying if something isn't done about the drug charge he's on. The police commander hints to one of the officers concerned that the whole matter is an embarrassment to the NSW New South Wales police force, and it would be a good matter if the crime boss was to have an accident or commit suicide. So the corrupt officers give him a [[TheEasyWayOrTheHardWay choice between being tortured by having his toes cut off, or blowing his own head off]] with a shotgun. And therefore he can't change his mind once they start cutting.
31st Oct '17 12:02:42 PM DrOO7
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** Some made to look like suicide.

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** Some made In "Slipping", the victim is thought to look like suicide.have hung herself after going mad.


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** Inverted in "Confession", when the beat cops who found a detective shot to death tried to make his suicide look like murder, knowing that his widow would get more money for this. [[note]] This also happened in the original episode "Bad Faith".[[/note]]


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** It's a very common subplot of [[PoliceProcedural cop shows]] and [[MedicalDrama medical shows]] for someone to have injured or killed themselves but try to invoke this trope because their insurance will not pay their families in the event of a suicide. [[note]] This is a very common and actually untrue TV trope. As long as a certain amount of time has passed, many policies will pay out even for a suicide. [[/note]]
12th Oct '17 7:28:34 AM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/TerraIgnota'': The Saneer-Weeksbooth bash', the members of which are responsible for the running and safety of the world's FlyingCar system, has been involved [[spoiler:in a conspiracy to stage car crashes and other accidents to kill off minor, unimportant relatives of famous people in order to calm down riots and other dangerous world events for the past 244 years]]. They went so far as to [[spoiler:stage the deadly boat accident involving their own bash' parents]]. The Utopians are noted to be immune to being murdered in this manner; since they have their own FlyingCar system and investigate any Utopian death with a single-minded fervor, no one wants to risk getting them involved.
5th Oct '17 9:11:06 AM Aquila89
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** Vera even hints that she offed her own husband by this line:

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** Vera even hints that she offed her own husband (who died in a car crash) by this line:
21st Sep '17 1:58:25 PM ixfd64
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* ''Film/{{Shooter}}''. An FBI agent who knows too much is placed in a contraption that will force his fingers to close on the trigger of his own firearm, to fake a suicide. Fortunately our hero intervenes.



* In ''Series/TheWire'' [[spoiler: Stringer Bell]] orders [[spoiler: D'Angelo Barksdale]]'s murder because [[spoiler: he]] was afraid [[spoiler: D'Angelo]] would become a snitch. The killer made it look like a suicide.
21st Sep '17 1:47:18 PM ixfd64
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* In the ComicBook/XWingSeries, after Isard has an agent shoot Admiral [[SmallNameBigEgo Lon Isoto]] in the back, she tells the agent to make it look like a suicide. ...Exactly how you do this with a ''blaster wound in the back'' is unclear. Maybe the girl just shoved him into grinding machinery and told everyone he'd thrown himself in.
21st Sep '17 1:46:06 PM ixfd64
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* How many cops does it take to push a person down the stairs?\\
None, he fell.
21st Sep '17 1:45:10 PM ixfd64
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So what's the alternative? Make It Look Like An Accident (or a suicide). The villain or other inconvenienced party tells an assassin or other person that the inconvenient person has to die in a way that looks like an unfortunate happenstance, so suspicion will not fall on themselves or anyone else.

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So what's the alternative? Make It Look Like An Accident (or a suicide).Accident. The villain or other inconvenienced party tells an assassin or other person that the inconvenient person has to die in a way that looks like an unfortunate happenstance, so suspicion will not fall on themselves or anyone else.



Compare with TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch. Contrast with SuicideNotMurder.

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Compare with TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch.TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch and NeverSuicide. Contrast with SuicideNotMurder.
21st Sep '17 10:06:01 AM ixfd64
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So what's the alternative? Make It Look Like An Accident. The villain or other inconvenienced party tells an assassin or other person that the inconvenient person has to die in a way that looks like an unfortunate happenstance, so suspicion will not fall on themselves or anyone else.

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So what's the alternative? Make It Look Like An Accident.Accident (or a suicide). The villain or other inconvenienced party tells an assassin or other person that the inconvenient person has to die in a way that looks like an unfortunate happenstance, so suspicion will not fall on themselves or anyone else.
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