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6th Feb '17 4:19:09 PM eroock
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SuperTrope of FakingAndEntering

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SuperTrope of FakingAndEnteringCompare FakingAndEntering.
19th Jan '17 4:48:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[CthulhuMythos The Shadow Over Innsmouth]]'' has the character managing to escape a room ransack. Of course, rather than his mattress, they were planning on cutting open ''him''...

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* ''[[CthulhuMythos The Shadow Over Innsmouth]]'' ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' has the character managing to escape a room ransack. Of course, rather than his mattress, they were planning on cutting open ''him''...
2nd Oct '16 8:42:03 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheNameOfTheRose''. The herbalist discovers the book that's the [[MacGuffin motive for the various murders]] in a medieval monastery. He goes to tell William of Baskerville, who tells him to lock himself in his room and let no-one in until he arrives (Baskerville is held up in a conference). On returning to his apothecary, he shocked to find the place ransacked. He bolts the door and quickly goes to check the book is still there. It is -- lying on the floor under a table. The herbalist is revealed...until he sees a hooded figure step out from behind a curtain and walk toward him...

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* ''Film/TheNameOfTheRose''. The herbalist discovers the book that's the [[MacGuffin motive for the various murders]] in a medieval monastery. He goes to tell William of Baskerville, who tells him to lock himself in his room and let no-one in until he arrives (Baskerville is held up in a theological conference). On returning to his apothecary, he shocked to find the place ransacked. He bolts the door and quickly goes to check the book is still there. It is -- lying on the floor under a table. The herbalist is revealed...relieved, until he sees a hooded figure step out from behind a curtain and walk toward him...
7th Sep '16 11:47:38 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "Bite the Big Apple", Jessica returns to her new apartment to find that it has been thoroughly ransacked.
1st Jul '16 7:50:10 PM nombretomado
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* In AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Jern returned to find his father murdered in a room like this.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Jern returned to find his father murdered in a room like this.
15th Jun '16 11:47:56 PM foxley
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* Subverted in the TV-movie ''Film/MacGyverLostTreasureOfAtlantis''. When [=MacGyver=] and co. enter Prof. Atticus's study, they think that this has happened. Then Atticus notes that it has always looked like that.
* Played straight in the subsequent film ''Film/MacGyverTrailToDoomsday'' when [=MacGyver=] and Natalia find the door to her apartment busted open, and the whole place ransacked.

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* Subverted in the TV-movie ''Film/MacGyverLostTreasureOfAtlantis''.''Series/MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis''. When [=MacGyver=] and co. enter Prof. Atticus's study, they think that this has happened. Then Atticus notes that it has always looked like that.
* Played straight in the subsequent film ''Film/MacGyverTrailToDoomsday'' ''Series/MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday'' when [=MacGyver=] and Natalia find the door to her apartment busted open, and the whole place ransacked.
15th Jun '16 11:44:30 PM foxley
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* Literature/{{Parker}} does this to Brock's apartment in ''The Sour Lemon Score''; emptying every drawer, cutting open every pillow and cushion, and breaking open every stick of furniture where something could be concealed. Brock is shocked that someone could be destructive, and regards the apartment as having been raped.
22nd Apr '16 2:05:48 PM eroock
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22nd Apr '16 1:57:23 PM eroock
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* ''The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe'': a team of government agents are following a man pegged as a super-agent whistleblower by an interdepartmental rival - they sneak through his apartment while he's out, photographing all his personal effects and planting bugs. [[spoiler:The man, however, is an innocent regular guy randomly picked as a decoy, and his day-to-day activities are feverishly scrutinized by the agents.]]

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* ''The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe'': a In ''Film/TheTallBlondManWithOneBlackShoe'', a team of government agents are following a man pegged as a super-agent whistleblower by an interdepartmental rival - they sneak through his apartment while he's out, photographing all his personal effects and planting bugs. [[spoiler:The man, however, is an innocent regular guy randomly picked as a decoy, and his day-to-day activities are feverishly scrutinized by the agents.]]
20th Apr '16 5:50:00 PM SteveMB
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** Sometimes the mess is intentionally created to stop investigators from finding out what's been taken.

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** Sometimes the mess is intentionally created to stop investigators from finding out what's been taken.taken, or to intimidate the target by blatantly invading and messing up his personal space.
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