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7th Apr '18 12:50:36 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan''. Played with a lot since Conan, as a child, has to use Richard as a sort of mask in order to reveal the truth, by knocking him out, slumping him over something for a generic "deep thought" pose, and using a voice-changer to talk like him. Not always the best idea since sometimes, these suspects aren't very willing to just stand and watch the man reveal everything.
** While it's clear he developed the habit out of a need for recognition and adulation, he does learn to try to lead the police - or Richard - instead and resort to summation by proxy when that simply isn't working... which just happens to be "almost always". (Although whenever there's a way he can do it as himself and get the credit he falls right back into this.)

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan''. Played with a lot since Conan, as a child, has to use Richard Kogorou as a sort of mask in order to reveal the truth, by knocking him out, slumping him over something for a generic "deep thought" pose, and using a voice-changer to talk like him. Not always the best idea since sometimes, these suspects aren't very willing to just stand and watch the man reveal everything.
** While it's clear he developed the habit out of a need for recognition and adulation, he does learn to try to lead the police - or Richard Kogorou - instead and resort to summation by proxy when that simply isn't working... which just happens to be "almost always". (Although whenever there's a way he can do it as himself and get the credit he falls right back into this.)
25th Mar '18 10:46:52 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''Creator/{{Cheech and Chong}}'s'' comedy sketch "Pedro and Man at the Drive-In." Pedro is settling in to watch a CharlieChan movie. From the car speaker, he hears the end of the movie:

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* Parodied in ''Creator/{{Cheech and Chong}}'s'' comedy sketch "Pedro and Man at the Drive-In." Pedro is settling in to watch a CharlieChan Film/CharlieChan movie. From the car speaker, he hears the end of the movie:
22nd Mar '18 9:13:40 PM foxley
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* Inspector Elliot gathers all of the circus folk in the centre ring for TheSummation at the climax of ''Film/CircusOfFear''.
23rd Feb '18 6:13:25 AM JackG
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* In the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "Happy Anniversary" Wesley does this to determine which of the family members summoned a demon. Notable because the entire rest of this B plot happens off-screen, although it sounds [[NoodleIncident absolutely fascinating]]. After it's over, Gunn comments that summation was ''really'' cool... and Wesley admits he was saying the evidence out loud to work out and didn't know who the guilty party was until he named her.

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* In the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "Happy Anniversary" Wesley does this to determine which of the family members summoned a demon. Notable because the entire rest of this B plot happens off-screen, although it sounds [[NoodleIncident absolutely fascinating]]. After it's over, Gunn comments that summation was ''really'' cool... and Wesley admits he was saying the evidence out loud to work it out and didn't know who the guilty party was until he named her.
14th Feb '18 4:18:42 AM Cryoclaste
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* Used in the ForgottenRealms novel ''Murder in Cormyr'', when retired wizard Benelaius uses this setup, which his servant Jasper notes as coming from a series of detective novels Benelaius claims to despise, to expose a man guilty of espionage, attempted mass murder, and (of course) murder. Subverted in that Benelaius arranged for the murderer to sit somewhere where he could make an easy escape and flee into exile rather than face death as Benelaius was a pacifist. Also subverted in that [[spoiler: while the first two accusations were true Benelaius knowingly framed the accused for the actual murders so as to cover up the real murderer's guilt.]]

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* Used in the ForgottenRealms Literature/ForgottenRealms novel ''Murder in Cormyr'', when retired wizard Benelaius uses this setup, which his servant Jasper notes as coming from a series of detective novels Benelaius claims to despise, to expose a man guilty of espionage, attempted mass murder, and (of course) murder. Subverted in that Benelaius arranged for the murderer to sit somewhere where he could make an easy escape and flee into exile rather than face death as Benelaius was a pacifist. Also subverted in that [[spoiler: while the first two accusations were true Benelaius knowingly framed the accused for the actual murders so as to cover up the real murderer's guilt.]]
11th Jan '18 4:24:48 AM ZorotheGallade
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** ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' has one [[spoiler: in Luna's ending.]] Unusually for this trope [[spoiler: it's just two people, Sigma and Luna, since Phi left with Quark and everyone else was already dead]].


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** ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' has one [[spoiler: in Luna's ending.]] Unusually for this trope [[spoiler: it's just two people, Sigma and Luna, since Phi left with Quark and everyone else was already dead]].

dead. And it's even inverted in that Sigma actually points out all evidence that Luna DIDN'T commit the murders]].

21st Nov '17 10:20:17 AM LiveSpark2010
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FridgeLogic kicks in when you realize that, if the detective already knows who the killer is, he should just have the guy arrested. And it's probably best to do that by ''surprise'', rather than by giving a long speech in which the list of suspects is gradually shortened and the killer might be tempted to run away before anyone can put him in handcuffs. But the trope works well from a storytelling perspective, since it builds suspense.

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FridgeLogic kicks in when you realize that, if the detective already knows who the killer is, he should just have the guy arrested. And it's probably best to do that by ''surprise'', rather than by giving a long speech in which the list of suspects is gradually shortened and the killer might be tempted to run away before anyone can put him in handcuffs. But Additionally any testimony and statements given by anyone present at the summoning would be inadmissible in court, as the those present have been lead to believe speculation presented as fact, but the trope works well from a storytelling perspective, since it builds suspense.
29th Oct '17 12:10:15 PM reallynicehats
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*In the freeware game ''Disorient on the Murder Express'', the detective gathers everyone to the fireplace at the rear of the train [[spoiler:to explain how they ''all'' tried to murder the victim for their own reasons, contributing to his death. Then [[FridgeLogic they all shoot him.]]]]
17th Oct '17 11:24:03 AM infernape612
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* Subverted in Episode 5 or ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''. All the elements of the trope are in action, including the revealing of the culprit's shameful secrets. Except a tiny, insignificant detail� [[spoiler:the "obvious culprit" is actually innocent.]] Not that the Episode's detective has the slightest concern for such trivialities.

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* Subverted in Episode 5 or ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''. All the elements of the trope are in action, including the revealing of the culprit's shameful secrets. Except a tiny, insignificant detail� detail: [[spoiler:the "obvious culprit" is actually innocent.]] innocent]]. Not that the Episode's detective has the slightest concern for such trivialities.



-->'''Mulia''': Erm, why are we all here again?\\

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-->'''Mulia''': --->'''Mulia''': Erm, why are we all here again?\\
1st Oct '17 8:24:34 PM intastiel
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* ''Series/DeathInParadise'' has this as standard operating procedure. It's played straight, with an occasional lampshade. (Poole's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Goodman initially doesn't see the point, but decides to keep the tradition going.)

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* ''Series/DeathInParadise'' has this as standard operating procedure. It's played straight, with an occasional lampshade. (Poole's Lampshaded when Poole's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Goodman initially doesn't see the point, is startled at being prodded to do one in his predecessor's style, but decides to keep the tradition going.)going in later episodes.
--> '''Goodman:''' Camille, would you do that thing where you gather everyone together? I [[NotSoAboveItAll rather liked that]] last time...
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