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30th Jan '17 11:31:43 PM GigaHand
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* [[spoiler:Nagito Komaeda]]'s death in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' turns out to be this. They staged an [[RasputinianDeath extremely brutal and elaborate suicide]], making sure the thing that finished them off was the indirect result of one of the other students, with the intent of making it impossible to figure out which one it was.

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* [[spoiler:Nagito Komaeda]]'s death in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' turns out to be this. They staged an [[RasputinianDeath extremely brutal a subversion: which is to say, it was a murder, that looked like a suicide, that looked like a murder. Details as follows: [[spoiler:He had a number of knife wounds and a spear sticking out of him. All these were self-inflicted in an elaborate suicide]], making sure the thing that finished them off was the indirect result way to make it look like they weren't, but he didn't die of injury. He actually tricked one of the other students, with the intent of making it impossible to figure out which one it was.students into poisoning him.]]
29th Jan '17 9:23:03 PM foxley
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* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': In "Dangerous Curve Ahead", Frankie investigates a suspicious car accident only to discover the driver had deliberate run her car off the road; picking a point where the crash was guaranteed to kill her.

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* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': In "Dangerous Curve Ahead", Frankie investigates a suspicious car accident only to discover the driver had deliberate run her car off the road; picking a point where the crash was guaranteed to kill her.
29th Jan '17 9:18:34 PM foxley
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* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': In "Dangerous Curve Ahead", Frankie investigates a suspicious car accident only to discover the driver had deliberate run her car off the road; picking a point where the crash was guaranteed to kill her.
10th Jan '17 3:12:22 PM Dimensio
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "[[spoiler:Trails and Tribulations]]", the VictimOfTheWeek actually committed suicide, but his wife covered it up and attempted to make it look like murder.
* A ''Series/{{Forever}}'' VictimOfTheWeek did this accidentally: she intentionally overdosed on her medication to induce a simple, quiet death with the intent of going out whilst looking upon a painting created by a long-lost lover. Unfortunately, an unanticipated delay between her overdose and her arrival at the painting caused her to fall down a flight of stairs and suffer severe injuries. Undeterred, she then crawled on the floor to get that one last look at her beloved's painting; this unfortunately created the impression that she had been beaten and that she desperately attempted to escape her attacker before she succumbed. The first suspect was the man who had unwittingly caused that delay.

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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "[[spoiler:Trails and Tribulations]]", the VictimOfTheWeek actually committed suicide, but his wife covered it up and attempted to make it look like murder.
* A ''Series/{{Forever}}'' VictimOfTheWeek did this accidentally: she intentionally overdosed on her medication to induce a simple, quiet death with the intent of going out whilst looking upon a painting created by a long-lost lover. Unfortunately, an unanticipated delay between her overdose and her arrival at the painting caused her to fall down a flight of stairs and suffer severe injuries. injuries. Undeterred, she then crawled on the floor to get that one last look at her beloved's painting; this unfortunately created the impression that she had been beaten and that she desperately attempted to escape her attacker before she succumbed. succumbed. The first suspect was the man who had unwittingly caused that delay.
10th Jan '17 3:11:19 PM Dimensio
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* A ''Series/{{Forever}}'' VictimOfTheWeek did this accidentally: she intentionally overdosed on her medication to induce a simple, quiet death with the intent of going out whilst looking upon a painting created by a long-lost lover. Unfortunately, an unanticipated delay between her overdose and her arrival at the painting caused her to fall down a flight of stairs and suffer severe injuries. Undeterred, she then crawled on the floor to get that one last look at her beloved's painting; this unfortunately created the impression that she had been beaten and that she desperately attempted to escape her attacker before she succumbed. The first suspect was the man who had unwittingly caused that delay.
25th Dec '16 1:08:37 PM Gosicrystal
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* ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' features this in case 4. The trial which eventually leads to Phoenix's [[spoiler:disbarment]] is one in which he is defending Zak Gramarye (real name: Shadi Enigmar) who is suspected of murdering his mentor, Magnifi Gramarye. During the trial its shown that both Zak was sent instructions to kill Magnifi by Magnifi (who was already dying of cancer) however it's revealed that Valant, Magnifi's other apprentice, also got the instructions and that Magnifi was testing his apprentices to see who was worthy of his inheritence. Phoenix proves that Valant manipulated the time of death, leading one to the thought that Valant is the murderer. However after investigating Phoenix learns that both Zak and Valant could not have commited the crime, leaving no other possible suspects. It's not until seven years after the trial ends that Phoenix finds out [[spoiler:Magnifi committed suicide, as he had always planned to]].
* [[spoiler:Nagito Komaeda]]'s death in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' turns out to be this. They staged an [[RasputinianDeath extremely brutal and elaborate suicide]], making sure the thing that finished them off was the indirect result of one of the other students, with the intent of making it impossible to figure out which one it was.


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* ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' features this in case 4. The trial which eventually leads to Phoenix's [[spoiler:disbarment]] is one in which he is defending Zak Gramarye (real name: Shadi Enigmar) who is suspected of murdering his mentor, Magnifi Gramarye. During the trial its shown that both Zak was sent instructions to kill Magnifi by Magnifi (who was already dying of cancer) however it's revealed that Valant, Magnifi's other apprentice, also got the instructions and that Magnifi was testing his apprentices to see who was worthy of his inheritence. Phoenix proves that Valant manipulated the time of death, leading one to the thought that Valant is the murderer. However after investigating Phoenix learns that both Zak and Valant could not have commited the crime, leaving no other possible suspects. It's not until seven years after the trial ends that Phoenix finds out Magnifi committed suicide, as he had always planned to.
* Happens in Case 3 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''. It isn't until the end of it that Phoenix concludes that Tahrust Inmee wasn't murdered -- he killed himself and framed Maya Fey. But not on a personal vendetta; he just wanted to cover a secret hideout of an organization he belonged t- ItMakesSenseInContext.
* [[spoiler:Nagito Komaeda]]'s death in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' turns out to be this. They staged an [[RasputinianDeath extremely brutal and elaborate suicide]], making sure the thing that finished them off was the indirect result of one of the other students, with the intent of making it impossible to figure out which one it was.
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10th Dec '16 3:43:32 PM benda
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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' "The Problem of Thor Bridge". Villain sets up the evidence to frame her rival for murder, then figures out a way to shoot herself and hide the gun. Of course Holmes discovers the one subtle clue that gives the game away.

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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' "The Problem of Thor Bridge". Villain sets up the evidence to frame her rival for murder, then figures out a way to shoot herself and hide the gun. Of course Holmes discovers the one subtle clue that gives the game away. Most probably a TropeMaker.
24th Nov '16 6:34:13 PM NotThisThing
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* In ''Fletch'', the book by Gregory [=McDonald=], the protagonist is hired by a wealthy man to break into his house and murder him. The wannabee-victim explains that he has bone cancer and will die horribly in a few weeks, but doesn't care to commit suicide as it would invalidate his life insurance. [[spoiler: Turns out it's a scam on the victim's part he wants to murder Fletch... but that's only fair, because Chevy's "junkie drifter" facade is also a pretense by his IntrepidReporter character.]]

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* In ''Fletch'', the book by Gregory [=McDonald=], the protagonist is hired by a wealthy man to break into his house and murder him. The wannabee-victim explains that he has bone cancer and will die horribly in a few weeks, but doesn't care to commit suicide as it would invalidate his life insurance. [[spoiler: Turns out it's a scam on the victim's part he wants to murder Fletch... but that's only fair, because Chevy's the protagonist's "junkie drifter" facade is also a pretense by his IntrepidReporter character.]]
30th Oct '16 3:49:03 PM foxley
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** Hodges' 'death' (actually a scenario for his board game) in "You Kill Me" turns out to be this.
21st Oct '16 1:28:35 AM Adept
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** This was attempted in ''Wasps' Nest''. A dying man who has lost his fiancee to his best friend decided to kill himself using cyanide after convincing his love rival to purchase said poison for the purpose of getting rid of a wasp nest in his backyard. Thankfully, Poirot caught wind of his plot and switched out the poison with harmless soda.
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