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22nd Aug '16 6:30:50 PM TheFarmboy
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* Music/{{Saga}}'s song "Perfectionist" has the protagonist murdering his dinner guests by serving poisoned wine.
28th Jul '16 5:24:11 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/SimonArk'': In "The Faraway Quilters", the VictimOfTheWeek has her drink spiked with chloral hydrate, which causes her her to pass out and fatally wreck her car.
27th Jul '16 10:15:02 AM Kakai
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* In ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'', Kerztians prepare the Sand Masters for the massacre by poisoning the Mastrells, the most powerful of them, a few dozen minutes before their head-on attack, rendering them unable to [[DishingOutDirt Sand Master]] and thus defend themselves.
15th Jul '16 8:09:38 PM HeroGal2347
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* In ''Series/TheATeam'' episode "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E6DoubleHeat Double Heat]]", it's subverted as a part of the scheme. Hannibal, posing as a waiter, takes a bite of the sanwiches Mr. Olsen ordered up to his room and fakes choking, causing the Federal agents to hustle Mr. Olsen to safety, fearing a security breach. Hannibal, of course, is just fine and simply wanted Olsen out of harm's way.
11th Jul '16 10:35:57 PM foxley
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* In the 1989 Italian/Australian mini-series ''The Magistrate'', the wife of the title character has her shopping bag stolen, only for it to be returned by a bystander who chases the thief. She doesn't know it's a set-up to switch her tin of coffee, which has a bomb inside. TheMafia knows the investigating magistrate they're trying to kill always makes his own coffee; unfortunately his wife decides to make some herself and gets killed.

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* In the 1989 Italian/Australian mini-series ''The Magistrate'', ''Series/TheMagistrate'', the wife of the title character has her shopping bag stolen, only for it to be returned by a bystander who chases the thief. She doesn't know it's a set-up to switch her tin of coffee, which has a bomb inside. TheMafia knows the investigating magistrate they're trying to kill always makes his own coffee; unfortunately his wife decides to make some herself and gets killed.killed.
* ''Series/TheCoroner'': In "That's the Way to Do It", the VictimOfTheWeek has their food spiked with shellfish to trigger a fatal allergic reaction. However, someone else murders them before the allergic reaction can take effect.
9th Jul '16 6:30:17 PM karstovich2
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** Oh, and antifreeze ending up mixed with food or drink is a dead giveaway of criminal intentions. It is also very easy to detect, and there is no possible innocent explanation of how it got there for the presumption of innocence to kick in, so using this method of poisoning is impractical anyway: cops will crack the case very easily, and the stupid poisoner will be imprisoned or even executed.

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** Oh, and antifreeze ending up mixed with food or drink is a dead giveaway of criminal intentions. It is also very easy to detect, and there is basically no possible innocent explanation of how it got there for the presumption of innocence to kick in, explanation, so using this method of poisoning is impractical anyway: cops will crack the case anyway; it makes it very easily, obvious that the victim was murdered, and the stupid poisoner will be imprisoned or even executed.only realistic shot someone has at a defense is if there is someone else who could also have done it.
9th Jul '16 6:26:11 PM karstovich2
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* ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' had terms for poisons used this way: chaumas (in food) and chaumurky (in drink).

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* Nobles in the ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' universe so frequently used poisoning to further their schemes that they had different terms for poisons used this way: chaumas (in food) poison someone's drink, and chaumurky (in drink).it's called chaumurky, but if you put poison in solid food it's chaumas.
21st Jun '16 2:43:38 AM foxley
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A variant of this trope is tampering with the target's medication.

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A variant of this trope is tampering with the target's medication.
MedicationTampering.
25th May '16 10:25:36 AM Willbyr
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* In ''SaiunkokuMonogatari'', Shuurei is the subject of repeated poisoning attempts during her time as Imperial Concubine. In the most notable instance she's presented with a cup of poisoned sake during a banquet; immediately suspicious but aware that refusing the offer would be a grave insult, Ryuuki drinks it in her place, counting on his better constitution and AcquiredPoisonImmunity to get him through it. It still makes him quite sick for a while, and when Shuurei finally finds out, she's torn between being impressed that he basically [[TakingTheBullet took the bullet]] for her, and being angry at him for taking such a risk. (Not because she's got ''feelings'' for him, or anything - it's just that the civil war that would result from his death would be really bad for the people. [[{{Tsundere}} That's all, really!]])

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* In ''SaiunkokuMonogatari'', ''LightNovel/SaiunkokuMonogatari'', Shuurei is the subject of repeated poisoning attempts during her time as Imperial Concubine. In the most notable instance she's presented with a cup of poisoned sake during a banquet; immediately suspicious but aware that refusing the offer would be a grave insult, Ryuuki drinks it in her place, counting on his better constitution and AcquiredPoisonImmunity to get him through it. It still makes him quite sick for a while, and when Shuurei finally finds out, she's torn between being impressed that he basically [[TakingTheBullet took the bullet]] for her, and being angry at him for taking such a risk. (Not because she's got ''feelings'' for him, or anything - it's just that the civil war that would result from his death would be really bad for the people. [[{{Tsundere}} That's all, really!]])
23rd May '16 9:17:49 AM Nopperabo
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{WerewolfTheApocalypse}}'', one of the Wyrm's most powerful servants is a global megacorporation named Pentex. Pentex has several subsidiaries devoted to alcoholic beverages, including King Beer, Ruskaiya Distilleries, and Dragon Valley Wines. The beverages they distribute are intended to physically and spiritually corrupt drinkers. King Beer is more likely than other beer bring out the worst behavior in its drinkers. King Spirits occasionally contain teratogens and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent banes]]. Thaw Beverages' soda potentiates any banes clinging to its drinkers. Dragon Valley Wines are carcinogenic, and its Pyrrus line of wines turns the drinker into a beacon for nearby banes and increases their vulnerability to [[DemonicPossession possession]].

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{WerewolfTheApocalypse}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Werewolf The Apocalypse}}'', one of the Wyrm's most powerful servants is a global megacorporation named Pentex. Pentex has several subsidiaries devoted to alcoholic beverages, including King Beer, Ruskaiya Distilleries, and Dragon Valley Wines. The beverages they distribute are intended to physically and spiritually corrupt drinkers. King Beer is more likely than other beer bring out the worst behavior in its drinkers. King Spirits occasionally contain teratogens and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent banes]]. Thaw Beverages' soda potentiates any banes clinging to its drinkers. Dragon Valley Wines are carcinogenic, and its Pyrrus line of wines turns the drinker into a beacon for nearby banes and increases their vulnerability to [[DemonicPossession possession]].
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