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6th Feb '16 1:36:31 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Subverted in ''Manga/TanteiGakuenQ''. [[spoiler:A murdering musician is actually confirmed to be a serial killer after the DDS people see that his violin case is empty; he only brought the case to pose as innocent, not wanting the violin to get damaged under the rainy weather]].
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* Subverted in ''Manga/TanteiGakuenQ''.''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ''. [[spoiler:A murdering musician is actually confirmed to be a serial killer after the DDS people see that his violin case is empty; he only brought the case to pose as innocent, not wanting the violin to get damaged under the rainy weather]].
22nd Dec '15 8:42:37 AM SilentHunterUK
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* Taken one step further in an episode of ''Bergerac'', where a character actually conceals a Skorpion sub machine gun ''inside a violin''.
1st Dec '15 12:29:42 AM harostar
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* In the ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' {{Prequel}} ''Jack'', Kishou Arima carries his [[HeroesPreferSwords Quinque]] in a modified guitar case while working undercover as an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent.
2nd Oct '15 6:31:01 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted hilariously in one short story of PaperinikNewAdventures:one of Angus's friend is the only gangster who keeps a violin in the case,but play it so badly that Angus ask him to put a machine gun like every other criminals.
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* Subverted hilariously in one short story of PaperinikNewAdventures:one ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'': one of Angus's friend is the only gangster who keeps a violin in the case,but case, but play it so badly that Angus ask him to put a machine gun like every other criminals.
1st Oct '15 10:52:08 PM foxley
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* ''Franchise/DocSavage'': In ''The Annihilist'', the sniper Frightful conceals his gun inside a trombone case.
3rd Sep '15 11:34:46 AM eroock
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* A variant in ''Film/{{Predestination}}'', where violins (called Field Kits) function as TimeTravel devices.
29th Jun '15 2:01:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* In RobertAltman's ''Film/{{Nashville}}'', [[spoiler:Kenny Fraiser's fiddle case holds a gun, which he uses to shoot Barbara Jean and Haven Hamilton.]]
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* In RobertAltman's Creator/RobertAltman's ''Film/{{Nashville}}'', [[spoiler:Kenny Fraiser's fiddle case holds a gun, which he uses to shoot Barbara Jean and Haven Hamilton.]]

* ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' by Creator/CharlesStross has a DoubleSubversion: the protagonist's girlfriend Mo is established as a tough customer, and always carries a violin case with her. When she's forced to open it at customs, it actually contains a violin--and she thinks to herself that it's a good thing [[BrownNote they don't ask her to play it]].
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* ''[[TheLaundrySeries ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' by Creator/CharlesStross has a DoubleSubversion: the protagonist's girlfriend Mo is established as a tough customer, and always carries a violin case with her. When she's forced to open it at customs, it actually contains a violin--and she thinks to herself that it's a good thing [[BrownNote they don't ask her to play it]].

* ''DocSidhe'': The thugs who attack Doc's office arrive at the building dressed as musicians and carrying instrument cases.
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* ''DocSidhe'': ''Literature/DocSidhe'': The thugs who attack Doc's office arrive at the building dressed as musicians and carrying instrument cases.

* The above gag is also used in ''TheGoodies'' when they try robbing a bank. After passing the hat around, they decide it's not enough and resort to the traditional method of robbery. In another episode, the Goodies open their guitar cases to show they're [[PieInTheFace full of custard pies]].
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* The above gag is also used in ''TheGoodies'' ''Series/TheGoodies'' when they try robbing a bank. After passing the hat around, they decide it's not enough and resort to the traditional method of robbery. In another episode, the Goodies open their guitar cases to show they're [[PieInTheFace full of custard pies]].

* A season 2 episode of AThousandWaysToDie had a CIA agent pose as a violinist in order to kill a terrorist by frying his brain with a laser that was hidden in her case.
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* A season 2 episode of AThousandWaysToDie ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'' had a CIA agent pose as a violinist in order to kill a terrorist by frying his brain with a laser that was hidden in her case.
2nd Jun '15 8:23:42 PM TPPR10
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* Zenia Valov from ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' has an odd examples: instead of carrying a weapon in a violin case, the violin case ''transforms'' into her PileBunker gauntlet.
26th May '15 10:12:54 AM Willbyr
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* This is the shtick of the [[EnfantTerrible younger]] [[TykeBomb Angels]] from ''Roleplay/OpenBlue''. They've used violin cases to store [[IKEAWeaponry IKEA rifles]], oboe cases to hide {{Whip Sword}}s, and most recently, a clavichord case to hide [[DualWielding a pair]] of small swords. Inspired by the ''GunslingerGirl'' example above.
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* This is the shtick of the [[EnfantTerrible younger]] [[TykeBomb Angels]] from ''Roleplay/OpenBlue''. They've used violin cases to store [[IKEAWeaponry IKEA rifles]], oboe cases to hide {{Whip Sword}}s, and most recently, a clavichord case to hide [[DualWielding a pair]] of small swords. Inspired by the ''GunslingerGirl'' ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' example above.
6th Feb '15 9:57:55 PM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/ZombieRevenge'' features a stage where you can use Quino and Campa's guitar cases from ''{{Desperado}}''.
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* ''VideoGame/ZombieRevenge'' features a stage where you can use Quino and Campa's guitar cases from ''{{Desperado}}''.''Film/{{Desperado}}''.
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