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11th Mar '17 9:31:38 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Fillmore}}'' had an episode where it looked like a vigilante was [[BullyHunter going after bullies]]. It turned out that the victims of various bullies had decided to fight back, but they swapped targets so that each of them would have an alibi when the bully they had reason to hate was targeted.

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* ''{{Fillmore}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' had an episode where it looked like a vigilante was [[BullyHunter going after bullies]]. It turned out that the victims of various bullies had decided to fight back, but they swapped targets so that each of them would have an alibi when the bully they had reason to hate was targeted.
20th Oct '16 11:49:50 AM benda
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* ''Film/TheStrangeViceOfMrsWard''. They also employ a third accomplice though.
27th Aug '16 12:09:21 PM RighteousFury
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'' {{Crossover}} episode with ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' had Jafar and Hades try this at first to deal with Herc and Al. Once it became clear that Hercules' strength was enough to overpower Jafar's sorcery and Genie [[CurbStompBattle one-shotted]] Pain and Panic, Jafar suggests a LetsYouAndHimFight scenario instead.
27th Aug '16 11:53:42 AM RighteousFury
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* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootPurpleRiptosRampage'' and ''VideoGame/SpyroOrangeTheCortexConspiracy'' have Ripto and Dr. Cortex take on the other's usual enemy while also trying to set up a LetsYouAndHimFight between Spyro and Crash.
13th May '16 5:36:43 AM Maniago
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* Used as a plot point in ''Death Will Attend'', the second book in the Caching Out-series by Morgan C Talbot.
3rd Apr '16 4:43:44 AM Psyclone
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* ''Series/{{Medium}}'' had 5 Strangers On An Airport Lobby combined with SerialKillingsSpecificTarget: the victims would all be poisoned with the same tainted painkiller, so that the deaths would be blamed on a serial poisoner, since there was no apparent connection between the killers.

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* ''Series/{{Medium}}'' had 5 Strangers On An Airport Lobby combined with SerialKillingsSpecificTarget: the victims would all be poisoned with the same tainted painkiller, so that the deaths would be blamed on a serial poisoner, since there was no apparent connection between the killers.victims.
23rd Mar '16 5:51:44 AM StFan
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* ''Film/ThrowMommaFromTheTrain'' - a homage, parody and [[spoiler: eventual subversion]] of ''Strangers On A Train''.

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* ''Film/ThrowMommaFromTheTrain'' - a ''Film/ThrowMommaFromTheTrain'': A homage, parody and [[spoiler: eventual [[spoiler:eventual subversion]] of ''Strangers On A on a Train''.






* The TropeMaker, Patricia Highsmith's novel ''Strangers On A Train'', also [[UnbuiltTrope isn't quite a straight example]]. From the start, Guy Haines explicitly refuses to be part of Charlie Bruno's plot, and leaves him to find somebody else. Unfortunately, Bruno is [[HoYay fond of]] Haines, and kills his wife anyway as a favor. Then he starts stalking Haines to try and make him follow through with his end of the "bargain". [[spoiler:Unlike in the Hitchcock movie, Haines becomes so demoralized that he ''does'' kill Bruno's father. The plot is eventually found out by the police, in large part because Bruno ignores the "strangers" bit and starts wedging himself into Haines's personal life.]]
* One of the [[InDeath Eve Dallas]] novels, ''Strangers in Death''.

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* The TropeMaker, Patricia Highsmith's novel ''Strangers On A on a Train'', also [[UnbuiltTrope isn't quite a straight example]]. From the start, Guy Haines explicitly refuses to be part of Charlie Bruno's plot, and leaves him to find somebody else. Unfortunately, Bruno is [[HoYay fond of]] Haines, and kills his wife anyway as a favor. Then he starts stalking Haines to try and make him follow through with his end of the "bargain". [[spoiler:Unlike in the Hitchcock movie, Haines becomes so demoralized that he ''does'' kill Bruno's father. The plot is eventually found out by the police, in large part because Bruno ignores the "strangers" bit and starts wedging himself into Haines's personal life.]]
* One of the [[InDeath [[Literature/InDeath Eve Dallas]] novels, ''Strangers in Death''.



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--> '''Brandy:''' ''Come on! If something happens to the stars, It would be obvious we did it!''
--> '''[[SmugSnake Gaspar]]:''' ''Ah, what if'' I ''took care of'' your ''problem, and'' you ''take care of'' my ''problem. If anyone asks, we both would have alibis.'' [BreakingTheFourthWall]: ''[[AsideComment It is a totally original idea]], [[LampshadeHanging nobody has ever thought to use it in a movie plot.]]''

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--> '''Brandy:''' ''Come -->'''Brandy:''' Come on! If something happens to the stars, It would be obvious we did it!''
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'''[[SmugSnake Gaspar]]:''' ''Ah, Ah, what if'' I ''took if ''I'' took care of'' your ''problem, and'' you ''take of ''your'' problem, and ''you'' take care of'' my ''problem.of ''my'' problem. If anyone asks, we both would have alibis.'' [BreakingTheFourthWall]: ''[[AsideComment (''{{aside comment}}'') It is a totally original idea]], idea, [[LampshadeHanging nobody has ever thought to use it in a movie plot.]]''
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8th Feb '16 9:40:26 AM BKelly95
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* In the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "The Double Down," it was Strangers on a Boat.
** Castle even does the "criss cross" gesture. As a writer, he is understandably excited.

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* In the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "The Double Down," it was Strangers on a Boat.
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Boat. Castle even does the "criss cross" gesture. As a writer, he is understandably excited.


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* Done on ''The Mysteries Of Laura'' with a twist: [[spoiler: the first murder was committed by neither of the two connected with the plot and the person who agreed to murder the second victim goes through with it to hold up his end of the bargain.]]


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* The protagonists of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' do this in [[spoiler: Ending C. However, it's not done for the normal reasons. They do it so that their victims don't recognize them as a threat since they don't know them personally.]]
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3rd Feb '16 5:55:45 PM Specialist290
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* The TropeMaker, Patricia Highsmith's novel ''Strangers On A Train'', also isn't quite a straight example. From the start, Guy Haines explicitly refuses to be part of Charlie Bruno's plot, and leaves him to find somebody else. Unfortunately, Bruno is [[HoYay fond of]] Haines, and kills his wife anyway as a favor. Then he starts stalking Haines to try and make him follow through with his end of the "bargain". [[spoiler:Unlike in the Hitchcock movie, Haines becomes so demoralized that he ''does'' kill Bruno's father. The plot is eventually found out by the police, in large part because Bruno ignores the "strangers" bit and starts wedging himself into Haines's personal life.]]

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* The TropeMaker, Patricia Highsmith's novel ''Strangers On A Train'', also [[UnbuiltTrope isn't quite a straight example.example]]. From the start, Guy Haines explicitly refuses to be part of Charlie Bruno's plot, and leaves him to find somebody else. Unfortunately, Bruno is [[HoYay fond of]] Haines, and kills his wife anyway as a favor. Then he starts stalking Haines to try and make him follow through with his end of the "bargain". [[spoiler:Unlike in the Hitchcock movie, Haines becomes so demoralized that he ''does'' kill Bruno's father. The plot is eventually found out by the police, in large part because Bruno ignores the "strangers" bit and starts wedging himself into Haines's personal life.]]
4th Dec '15 8:44:42 PM FF32
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* The final episode of the short-lived ''GaryAndMike'', titled "Crisscross", parodied this.

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* The final episode of the short-lived ''GaryAndMike'', ''WesternAnimation/GaryAndMike'', titled "Crisscross", parodied this.
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