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27th Nov '17 5:06:08 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Epitafios'' involved a serial killer motivated by the deaths of four students in a hostage situation. The killer killed anyone who had contributed to their deaths, even inadvertently, sometimes in a way that mirrored their contributing mistake.

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* ''Epitafios'' involved a serial killer motivated by the deaths of four students in a hostage situation. The killer killed anyone who had contributed to their deaths, even inadvertently, sometimes in a way that mirrored their contributing mistake.mistake and left lovingly hand-made [[TitleDrop epitaphs]] on the bodies.
5th Oct '17 9:02:31 AM TheCuza
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** Season 6 has Travis and Professor Gellar, who are much less ambiguous than Dexter. They kill in an abandoned church because they're acting out the ''Literature/BookOfRevelation''. They seem to pick their victims more or less randomly, but they represent sins of all the world for them. They really put a lot of horrifying imagination into their tableaux. So much imagination, in fact, that [[spoiler:Professor Gellar himself is imaginary. Travis killed the real Gellar, but was too crazy to realize it until Dexter found the body and pointed it out]].

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** Season 6 has Travis and Professor Gellar, who are much less ambiguous than Dexter. They kill in an abandoned church because they're acting out the ''Literature/BookOfRevelation''.''Literature/BookOfRevelation'', with the stated goal of causing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. They seem to pick their victims more or less randomly, but they represent sins of all the world for them. They really put a lot of horrifying imagination into their tableaux. So much imagination, in fact, that [[spoiler:Professor Gellar himself is imaginary. Travis killed the real Gellar, Gellar for refusing to go along with the murder spree, but was too crazy to realize it until Dexter found the body and pointed it out]].
4th Oct '17 9:30:16 PM NimmerStill
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* Jigsaw in the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies would arrange a DeathTrap for each of his victims reflecting the flaw or sin that they embodied; as he was a KnightTemplar who wanted to make people "better" than they were, the traps were arranged so that only by overcoming the punished flaw could they escape. Detective Hoffman, on the other hand, is the antithesis of the original Jigsaw and never intended to show mercy in any of his trap.

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* Jigsaw in the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies would arrange a DeathTrap for each of his victims reflecting the flaw or sin that they embodied; as he was a KnightTemplar who wanted to make people "better" than they were, the traps were arranged so that only by overcoming the punished flaw could they escape. Detective Hoffman, on the other hand, is the antithesis of the original Jigsaw and never intended to show mercy in any of his trap.traps.
10th Sep '17 7:11:36 AM WWRU
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--> '''Morty:''' [[DiscussedTrope Is this a]] [[Franchise/{{Saw}} ''Saw'']] [[DiscussedTrope thing?]] Are you seriously Sawing the Vindicators?

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--> '''Morty:''' [[DiscussedTrope Is this a]] [[Franchise/{{Saw}} ''Saw'']] [[DiscussedTrope thing?]] Are you seriously Sawing [[TropeCodifier Sawing]] the Vindicators?
10th Sep '17 7:11:36 AM WWRU
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10th Sep '17 7:10:49 AM WWRU
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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' ends up using this one in ''Vindicators 2: Rise of Worldender''. Titular [[SuperTeam superhero team]] the Vindicators (along with Rick and Morty themselves) end up trapped in Worldender's lair and forced through a series of DeathTrap games intended to show they aren't the heroes they pretend to be, and the killer running the show is [[spoiler:a black-out drunk Rick who hijacked the lair and set up all the traps himself.]] Of course, since [[spoiler:Rick was smashed out of his mind when he set it all up,]] [[SubvertedTrope the tests of character soon devolve into "make three three-pointers in thirty seconds or the planet blows up".]]
--> '''Morty:''' [[DiscussedTrope Is this a]] [[Franchise/{{Saw}} ''Saw'']] [[DiscussedTrope thing?]] Are you seriously Sawing the Vindicators?
2nd Aug '17 11:52:34 AM erforce
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* Vassago in Creator/DeanKoontz's ''Hideaway'' takes his victims to an area of the abandoned theme park fashioned to look like hell, torturing them to death and posing their bodies in ways he thinks would suit their flaws and sins. He also thinks he's from Hell and if he does this enough, will get to go home.

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* Vassago in Creator/DeanKoontz's ''Hideaway'' ''Literature/{{Hideaway}}'' takes his victims to an area of the abandoned theme park fashioned to look like hell, torturing them to death and posing their bodies in ways he thinks would suit their flaws and sins. He also thinks he's from Hell and if he does this enough, will get to go home.
25th Mar '17 8:07:34 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TheatreOfBlood'' had a washed-up Shakespearean actor (played by Vincent Price) killing the critics who had failed to recognise his genius in ways based on death scenes from Creator/WilliamShakespeare, with each death also being appropriate to the victim's character flaws.

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* ''Film/TheatreOfBlood'' had a washed-up Shakespearean actor (played by Vincent Price) Creator/VincentPrice) killing the critics who had failed to recognise his genius in ways based on death scenes from Creator/WilliamShakespeare, with each death also being appropriate to the victim's character flaws.



* ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes'' had Phibes (played by VincentPrice) poetically murdering the doctors he feels were responsible for botching his wife's operation. Each of the murders was based on one of the "Ten Plagues of the Egyptians" from Exodus (though a couple weren't quite faithful to the original -- bats instead of flies, for example). Particularly amusing is the murder for "beasts" -- the victim [[spoiler:gets impaled with a statue of a unicorn.]] (It doesn't apply to Phibes in the sequel.)

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* ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes'' had Phibes (played by VincentPrice) Creator/VincentPrice) poetically murdering the doctors he feels were responsible for botching his wife's operation. Each of the murders was based on one of the "Ten Plagues of the Egyptians" from Exodus (though a couple weren't quite faithful to the original -- bats instead of flies, for example). Particularly amusing is the murder for "beasts" -- the victim [[spoiler:gets impaled with a statue of a unicorn.]] (It doesn't apply to Phibes in the sequel.)
16th Feb '17 4:27:13 AM Morgenthaler
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The SerialKillerKiller can be prone to this if they want to make the point to their murdering victims particularly clear.

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The SerialKillerKiller can be prone to this if they want to make the point to their murdering murderous victims particularly clear.
26th Jun '16 10:55:40 PM erforce
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* There was a ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch that parodied Seven (from ''Se7en'') using the Smurfs, with Jokey Smurf as the serial killer. Baker Smurf was baked alive in an oven, Lazy Smurf was killed in his recliner, and so on. Chronic Masturbator Smurf was found with his wang chopped off and stuffed up his Smurfhole.

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* There was a ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch that parodied Seven (from ''Se7en'') ''[=Se7en=]'') using the Smurfs, with Jokey Smurf as the serial killer. Baker Smurf was baked alive in an oven, Lazy Smurf was killed in his recliner, and so on. Chronic Masturbator Smurf was found with his wang chopped off and stuffed up his Smurfhole.
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