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8th Apr '17 10:22:56 PM nombretomado
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* Several of Creator/SimonRGreen's ''Hawk And Fisher'' stories use this trope. His SecretHistories novel ''The Spy Who Haunted Me'' has a variant that plays out among spies held together in a group by the terms of their mission, rather than by geographic isolation.

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* Several of Creator/SimonRGreen's ''Hawk And Fisher'' stories use this trope. His SecretHistories Literature/SecretHistories novel ''The Spy Who Haunted Me'' has a variant that plays out among spies held together in a group by the terms of their mission, rather than by geographic isolation.
6th Apr '17 4:13:51 PM m622
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Often the ''modus operandi'' in a ReunionRevenge. Occasionally a FinalGirl or other survivor(s) may be spared, but if the writers are really bloodthirsty, it only ends when they KillEmAll (or, if you're at the beginning of the series, EverybodysDeadDave); if they're feeling devious, they may also throw in a few instances of SuspectExistenceFailure. Don't be surprised if a MexicanStandoff or two pop up, especially for the finale.

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Often the ''modus operandi'' in a ReunionRevenge. Occasionally a FinalGirl or other survivor(s) may be spared, but if the writers are really bloodthirsty, it only ends when they KillEmAll (or, if you're at the beginning of the series, EverybodysDeadDave); if they're feeling devious, they may also throw in a few instances of SuspectExistenceFailure. Newer Installments May have This Combined With/Be the byproduct of a DeadlyGame Or a HuntingTheMostDangerousGame Scenario. Don't be surprised if a MexicanStandoff or two pop up, especially for the finale.
30th Mar '17 11:32:34 AM Bilorv
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* ''Series/InsideNo9'': ''[[Recap/InsideNo9S3E6PrivateView "Private View"]] is based on this premise and takes place an art gallery, where all of the characters are told they have been hand-picked for the exclusive first viewing. Two of the characters lampshade the trope by discussing how the events of the episode are similar to an Agatha Christie novel, and to Big Brother. The murderer [[spoiler: turns out to be the mother of the dead artist, and the artist did not plan or know about the murders; her motive is that she feels each of the characters, who were donated an organ by the artist, were ungrateful]]. The final twist is that [[spoiler: the last character left alive manages to kill the mother and takes credit for the art exhibition.]]
6th Mar '17 11:22:17 PM Twiddler
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* ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', which has been described as "''AndThenThereWereNone'' [[RecycledInSpace in outer space]]" by Entertainment Weekly, had the entire population of Fiorina 'Fury' 161, save for one prisoner (Morse), killed off by the xenomorph that had infiltrated the prison. [[spoiler:This includes Ellen Ripley herself, who died as a combined result of the chestbursting chewing its way out of her, and a suicide dive into the prison's metalworks]].

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* ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', which has been described as "''AndThenThereWereNone'' "''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'' [[RecycledInSpace in outer space]]" by Entertainment Weekly, had the entire population of Fiorina 'Fury' 161, save for one prisoner (Morse), killed off by the xenomorph that had infiltrated the prison. [[spoiler:This includes Ellen Ripley herself, who died as a combined result of the chestbursting chewing its way out of her, and a suicide dive into the prison's metalworks]].



* The Bollywood movie ''Gumnaam'' is an uncredited remake of ''AndThenThereWereNone''.

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* The Bollywood movie ''Gumnaam'' is an uncredited remake of ''AndThenThereWereNone''.''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone''.
5th Mar '17 7:02:28 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jaqen H'ghar provokes this among the Lannisters at Harrenhal, and Tywin Lannister responds by torturing his own men in search of answers.
31st Dec '16 7:17:29 PM nombretomado
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* The AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho story "Bang Bang a-Boom", concerning acts at the [[EurovisionSongContest Intergalactic Song Contest]] murdering each other.

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* The AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho story "Bang Bang a-Boom", concerning acts at the [[EurovisionSongContest [[Series/EurovisionSongContest Intergalactic Song Contest]] murdering each other.
25th Dec '16 11:53:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' features such an episode, only instead of a building, they are all stuck on the Alpha Site planet and unable to leave until the murderer is found. Tensions mount between the three races present, with the leaders under a lot of pressure to keep it from turning into a shootout. Accusations are flung around and the humans are stuck in the middle. The murderer turns out to be an invisible Ashrak, but the relationship between Earth and its two allies never quite recovers.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' ''Series/StargateSG1'':
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features such an episode, only instead of a building, they are all stuck on the Alpha Site planet and unable to leave until the murderer is found. Tensions mount between the three races present, with the leaders under a lot of pressure to keep it from turning into a shootout. Accusations are flung around and the humans are stuck in the middle. The murderer turns out to be an invisible Ashrak, but the relationship between Earth and its two allies never quite recovers.
25th Dec '16 11:52:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheTwilightZone'': "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street". A street in a small town loses all power and use of their cars. Spurred on by a young boy's claims that this is a common comic book plot, they quickly suspect each other of being aliens. As riots break out, the audience learns that, no, none of the folks on Maple Street are aliens. The whole thing was set up by alien puppetmasters outside of town to trigger the riot, who comment on how easy conquering Earth this way is. Replace "aliens" with "terrorists" and "alien puppetmasters" with "US Army researchers", and you get the version used in the 2002 remake.

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* ''TheTwilightZone'': ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street". A street in a small town loses all power and use of their cars. Spurred on by a young boy's claims that this is a common comic book plot, they quickly suspect each other of being aliens. As riots break out, the audience learns that, no, none of the folks on Maple Street are aliens. The whole thing was set up by alien puppetmasters outside of town to trigger the riot, who comment on how easy conquering Earth this way is. Replace "aliens" with "terrorists" and "alien puppetmasters" with "US Army researchers", and you get the version used in the 2002 remake.
8th Dec '16 4:19:32 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Series/HarpersIsland''. [[spoiler: With 29 deaths on screen and, out of the main cast, 4 survive. Two (Shea and Madison) are TheScrappy.]]

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* ''Series/HarpersIsland''. [[spoiler: With 29 deaths on screen and, out of the main cast, 4 survive. Two (Shea and Madison) are TheScrappy.]]survive]].
15th Oct '16 8:29:56 AM WillBGood
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* ''Old Tin Sorrows''

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%% * ''Old Tin Sorrows''
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