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26th Sep '16 7:20:30 PM PaulA
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* Parodied in "Literature/TheMacbethMurderMystery" by Creator/JamesThurber. "At first I suspected Banquo. And then of course, he was the second person killed. That was good right in there, that part. The person you suspect of the first murder should always be the second victim."
4th Sep '16 10:33:11 PM erforce
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%%* Bizu in ''Film/ThePinkPanther''.

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%%* Bizu in ''Film/ThePinkPanther''.''Film/ThePinkPanther2006''.
8th May '16 1:48:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* The trope occurs several times in Agatha Christie's ''AndThenThereWereNone''. Ultimately subverted and then played straight, [[spoiler:as the murderer faked his death precisely to eliminate himself as a suspect. Of course, then it is ultimately played straight as he then commits suicide to complete his perfect crime and, again, eliminate himself as a suspect.]]

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* The trope occurs several times in Agatha Christie's ''AndThenThereWereNone''.''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone''. Ultimately subverted and then played straight, [[spoiler:as the murderer faked his death precisely to eliminate himself as a suspect. Of course, then it is ultimately played straight as he then commits suicide to complete his perfect crime and, again, eliminate himself as a suspect.]]



* ''InDeath'': This trope popped up in ''Innocent In Death''. After Craig Foster's murder, Eve Dallas ends up focusing on Reed Williams as the prime suspect. Take a wild guess on what happens next.

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* ''InDeath'': ''Literature/InDeath'': This trope popped up in ''Innocent In Death''. After Craig Foster's murder, Eve Dallas ends up focusing on Reed Williams as the prime suspect. Take a wild guess on what happens next.
23rd Mar '16 3:55:06 AM Firestorm17
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* In the NBC ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'', the eponymous cannibal occasionally amuses himself by causing serial killings that he isn't responsible for to have Suspect Existence Failure.
28th Feb '16 5:57:29 PM nightsong112
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* The trope occurs several times in Agatha Christie's ''AndThenThereWereNone''. Ultimately subverted and then played straight, [[spoiler:as the murderer faked his death precisely to eliminate himself as a suspect. Of course, then its ultimately played straight as he then commits suicide to complete his perfect crime and, again, eliminate himself as a suspect.]]

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* The trope occurs several times in Agatha Christie's ''AndThenThereWereNone''. Ultimately subverted and then played straight, [[spoiler:as the murderer faked his death precisely to eliminate himself as a suspect. Of course, then its it is ultimately played straight as he then commits suicide to complete his perfect crime and, again, eliminate himself as a suspect.]]
28th Feb '16 5:56:47 PM nightsong112
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* The trope occurs several times in Agatha Christie's ''AndThenThereWereNone''. Ultimately subverted and then played straight, as the murderer faked his death precisely to eliminate himself as a suspect. Of course, then its ultimately played straight as he then commits suicide to complete his perfect crime and, again, eliminate himself as a suspect.

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* The trope occurs several times in Agatha Christie's ''AndThenThereWereNone''. Ultimately subverted and then played straight, as [[spoiler:as the murderer faked his death precisely to eliminate himself as a suspect. Of course, then its ultimately played straight as he then commits suicide to complete his perfect crime and, again, eliminate himself as a suspect.]]
2nd Feb '16 7:48:48 PM TrueShadow1
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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': The Gotham City Police Department once has a prime suspect in a series of brutal killings with a veritable mountain of damning evidence against him, up to and including his going around and bragging to everyone who would listen that he did it all. It turns out that all of the evidence is manipulated or outright fabricated, because the guy is trying to make a name for himself of another's deeds. For reasons [[TooDumbToLive beyond human understanding]], he decided to pick Gotham's most infamous and self-aggrandizing mass-murderer to bite off from -- The Joker. No bonus points for guessing how it ends for him.


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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': The Gotham City Police Department once has a prime suspect in a series of brutal killings with a veritable mountain of damning evidence against him, up to and including his going around and bragging to everyone who would listen that he did it all. It turns out that all of the evidence is manipulated or outright fabricated, because the guy is trying to make a name for himself of another's deeds. For reasons [[TooDumbToLive beyond human understanding]], he decided to pick Gotham's most infamous and self-aggrandizing mass-murderer to bite off from -- The Joker. No bonus points for guessing how it ends for him.
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2nd Feb '16 7:47:50 PM TrueShadow1
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* The ''The Calming Detective, Osomatsu'' skit of ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'', being a parody of detective stories, plays it uniquely. In it, the characters are investigating a serial murder case. With Ichimatsu plainly standing in the background carrying bloody weapons and wearing Jason mask. Then he died later in the episode. It's unique since only the viewers experience this trope. The characters [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom never notices Ichimatsu's existence at all]], not even when he was chasing Detective Osomatsu with weapons in hand.
22nd Jan '16 4:55:58 AM StFan
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* Gary Larson drew a ''[[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Far Side]]'' strip that had the caption: "Blast! Up to now, the rhino had been my prime suspect!"
* The [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Gotham City Police Department]] once had a prime suspect in a series of brutal killings with a veritable mountain of damning evidence against him, up to and including his going around and bragging to everyone who would listen that he did it all. It would turn out that all of the evidence was manipulated or outright fabricated, because the guy was trying to make a name for himself off another's deeds. For reasons [[TooDumbToLive beyond human understanding]], he decided to pick [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Gotham's most infamous and self-aggrandizing mass-murderer]] to bite off from. No bonus points for guessing how it ended for him.

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[[folder:Comics]]
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* Gary Larson drew a ''[[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Far Side]]'' strip that had the caption: "Blast! Up to now, the rhino had been my prime suspect!"
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''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': The [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Gotham City Police Department]] Department once had has a prime suspect in a series of brutal killings with a veritable mountain of damning evidence against him, up to and including his going around and bragging to everyone who would listen that he did it all. It would turn turns out that all of the evidence was is manipulated or outright fabricated, because the guy was is trying to make a name for himself off of another's deeds. For reasons [[TooDumbToLive beyond human understanding]], he decided to pick [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Gotham's most infamous and self-aggrandizing mass-murderer]] mass-murderer to bite off from. from -- The Joker. No bonus points for guessing how it ended ends for him.



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* Bizu in ''ThePinkPanther''.

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* Gary Larson drew a ''[[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Far Side]]'' strip that had the caption: "Blast! Up to now, the rhino had been my prime suspect!"
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Bizu in ''ThePinkPanther''.''Film/ThePinkPanther''.



* In ''ChaosTheory'', a cop gets blown up just as fishy smell hits the air. In the usual subversion, he is not actually that dead in the end...

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* In ''ChaosTheory'', ''Film/ChaosTheory'', a cop gets blown up just as fishy smell hits the air. In the usual subversion, he is not actually that dead in the end...



* In ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'''s first season episode "Kush", there's a crash, followed by several murders. When they settle things down by supposedly catching the suspect, he's killed and they have to reexamine their 'fool-proof' method of determining the killer.

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* In ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'''s first season episode "Kush", there's a crash, followed by several murders. When they settle things down by supposedly catching the suspect, he's killed and they have to reexamine their 'fool-proof' "fool-proof" method of determining the killer.



16th Jan '16 11:38:36 PM nombretomado
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* Gary Larson drew a ''[[TheFarSide Far Side]]'' strip that had the caption: "Blast! Up to now, the rhino had been my prime suspect!"

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* Gary Larson drew a ''[[TheFarSide ''[[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Far Side]]'' strip that had the caption: "Blast! Up to now, the rhino had been my prime suspect!"
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