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25th Nov '16 10:43:44 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''AustinPowers: International Man of Mystery'', where Dr. Evil leaves Austin and [[TheChick the current chick]] to die in an over-elaborate device, and Dr Evil's son suggests [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just shooting them]].

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* Parodied in ''AustinPowers: International Man of Mystery'', ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'', where Dr. Evil leaves Austin and [[TheChick the current chick]] to die in an over-elaborate device, and Dr Evil's son suggests [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just shooting them]].
16th Oct '16 3:30:35 PM Morgenthaler
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%%* The final segment of the Road Runner cartoon ''Hook, Line and Stinker''. Also employed in the PorkyPig cartoon ''Trap Happy Porky''.

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%%* The final segment of the Road Runner cartoon ''Hook, Line and Stinker''. Also employed in the PorkyPig WesternAnimation/PorkyPig cartoon ''Trap Happy Porky''.
14th May '16 9:04:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/LawAbidingCitizen'': This entire movie is a love note to this trope. The way Clyde kills people makes MacGyver look like he was creating science projects for the elementary school science fair.

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* ''Film/LawAbidingCitizen'': This entire movie is a love note to this trope. The way Clyde kills people makes MacGyver Series/MacGyver look like he was creating science projects for the elementary school science fair.
4th May '16 12:10:49 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* A few of Battler's theories to solve the murders of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' come down to this. [[MemeticMutation Small bombs]], anybody?

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* A few of Battler's theories to solve the murders of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' come down to this. [[MemeticMutation Small bombs]], anybody?
8th Mar '16 12:11:21 PM 69BookWorM69
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': In "Invention Convention", an inventor accepting an award is shot in the head by a complicated device using parts that implicate several other inventors. Turns out [[spoiler: the victim]] stole ideas and tech from the inventors and built the device [[spoiler: to euthanize himself and prove himself superior to his rivals]].
3rd Mar '16 1:24:28 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "Strictly Business", Murdoc rigs a DeathTrap in which metal clamps spring out of a chair to hold him place, a statue of Cupid spins around automatically, and a candle burns through a string to launch a cyanide-coated dart from Cupid's bow at Mac's heart.
30th Dec '15 9:50:10 AM Anata
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* In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', Yzma plots to kill Kuzko in a very Rube Goldberg way, but instead resorts to simple poisoning. [[HilartyEnsues It doesn't work.]]

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* In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', Yzma plots to kill Kuzko in a very Rube Goldberg way, but instead resorts to simple poisoning. [[HilartyEnsues [[HilarityEnsues It doesn't work.]]
30th Dec '15 9:49:03 AM Anata
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* In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', Yzma plots to kill Kuzko in a very Rube Goldberg way, but instead resorts to simple poisoning. [[HilartyEnsues It doesn't work.]]
--> '''Yzma:''' Ah, how shall I do it? Oh, I know. I'll turn him into a flea, a harmless, little flea, and then I'll put that flea in a box, and then I'll put that box inside of another box, and then I'll mail that box to myself, and when it arrives... I'll smash it with a hammer!


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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' plays with this trope a lot with resident MagnificentBastard Sue Sylvester. A particularly memorable example:
--->'''Sue:''' I will go to the animal shelter and get you a kitty cat. I will let you fall in love with that kitty cat. And then, on some dark, cold night I will steal away into your home and punch you in the face.
8th Dec '15 2:50:12 PM margdean56
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* Some of Creator/GeorgetteHeyer's murder mysteries use methods like this, whereas others are simple and elegant. The most elaborate device is probably the one in ''Literature/NoWindOfBlame''.

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* Some of Creator/GeorgetteHeyer's murder mysteries use methods like this, whereas others are simple and elegant. The most elaborate device is probably the one in ''Literature/NoWindOfBlame''.''No Wind of Blame''.
8th Dec '15 2:48:32 PM margdean56
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** In his first appearance, the Phantom Blot tries to kill MickeyMouse with exceptionally complicated home-made DeathTraps. When finally caught and unmasked, the Blot reveals that he does this because, dispite his criminal endeavours, he doesn't have the guts to kill someone with his own hands.
** In more recent appearances he [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim started using guns]], but sometimes he still uses complicated death traps for old times' sake (so he said when he tied Mickey to a wood trunk that was about to be cut by a laser and Mickey pointed out it was a while he didn't use complicated traps).

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** In his first appearance, the Phantom Blot tries to kill MickeyMouse with exceptionally complicated home-made DeathTraps. {{Death Trap}}s. When finally caught and unmasked, the Blot reveals that he does this because, dispite despite his criminal endeavours, he doesn't have the guts to kill someone with his own hands.
** In more recent appearances he [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim started using guns]], but sometimes he still uses complicated death traps for old times' sake (so he said when he tied Mickey to a wood trunk that was about to be cut by a laser and Mickey pointed out it was had been a while since he didn't use used complicated traps).
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