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25th Sep '17 11:16:27 AM TheNerevarine
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* In ''VideoGame/DivinityDragonCommander'', the ''player'' can become this trope if you marry one princess and opt to sacrifice her to Corvus, the captive demon that powers your airship. Its well very possible to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kech9d3VSE kill all four available brides]], with the crew quickly piecing together you are responsible and [[EveryoneHasStandards act appropriately disgusted with your actions]]. While nobody turns on you despite being a [[MoralEventHorizon prolific wife murderer]], you aren't exactly a KarmaHoudini either since your mentor forbids you from marrying anyone else until the crisis is settled and in the end, its revealed [[spoiler:Corvus is the true BigBad of the game, and you have inadvertently empowering him with the sacrifices making this a very poor decision in hindsight.]]
31st Aug '17 7:18:01 PM DrOO7
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* Drew Peterson is a former cop from Illinois who has been married four times to increasingly younger women, to the point that his 4th wife, whom he began dating when she was ''17'', was 30 years his junior. He physically abused all of them and cheated on each with the woman who would become the next. He was recently convicted of the murder of his 3rd wife Kathleen and is the sole suspect in the disappearance and likely murder of his 4th, Stacy. Ironically, had Stacy not vanished, cops would probably have never taken a second look at his Kathleen's death, which had heretofore been believed to be an [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accidental drowning]].
* Robert Weeks. In 1968, his wife Patricia disappeared after a dinner date in which they were to hash out the terms of their divorce. Her car was later found abandoned at a local shopping mall. In 1980, his girlfriend Cynthia Jabour disappeared after a dinner date in which she intended to break off the relationship. Her car was found abandoned in a casino parking lot. Three guesses what happened to his next girlfriend, Carol Ann Riley. In April 1988, Weeks was convicted of murdering Patricia and Cynthia, even though no trace of them, Carol Ann, or his ''male'' business partner (who had apparently discovered his unscrupulous business dealings) was ever found.

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* Drew Peterson is a former cop from Illinois who has been married four times to increasingly younger women, to the point that his 4th wife, whom he began dating when she was ''17'', was 30 years his junior. He physically abused all of them and them--his second wife is certain that he cut the brake lines on her car in an attempt to kill her--and cheated on each with the woman who would become the next. He was recently convicted of the murder of his 3rd wife Kathleen and is the sole suspect in the disappearance and likely murder of his 4th, Stacy. Ironically, had Stacy not vanished, cops would probably have never taken a second look at his Kathleen's death, which had heretofore been believed to be an [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accidental drowning]].
* Robert Weeks. In 1968, his Robert Weeks' wife Patricia disappeared after a dinner date in which they were to hash out the terms of their divorce. Her car was later found abandoned at a local shopping mall. In 1980, his girlfriend Cynthia Jabour disappeared after a dinner date in which she intended to break off the relationship. Her car was found abandoned in a casino parking lot. Three guesses what happened to his next girlfriend, Carol Ann Riley. In April 1988, Weeks was convicted of murdering Patricia and Cynthia, even though no trace of them, Carol Ann, or his ''male'' business partner (who had apparently discovered his unscrupulous business dealings) was ever found.
15th Aug '17 3:11:47 PM BlueCaper
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-->-- '''Jack Torrance''', ''[[Novel/TheShining The Shining]]'' by Creator/StephenKing
14th Aug '17 11:27:16 PM DrOO7
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* Drew Peterson, a former cop from Illinois who had been married four times -- to increasingly younger women, to the point that his 4th wife, whom he began dating when she was ''17'', was 30 years his junior -- physically abused all of his wives, cheated on the 2nd wife with the woman who would become his 3rd, and cheated on ''her'' with the girl who would become his 4th. He was recently convicted of the murder of his 3rd wife and is the sole suspect in the disappearance and likely murder of his 4th. Ironically, had his 4th wife not vanished, cops would probably have never taken a second look at his 3rd wife's death, which had heretofore been believed to be an accidental drowning.

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* Drew Peterson, Peterson is a former cop from Illinois who had has been married four times -- to increasingly younger women, to the point that his 4th wife, whom he began dating when she was ''17'', was 30 years his junior -- junior. He physically abused all of his wives, them and cheated on the 2nd wife each with the woman who would become his 3rd, and cheated on ''her'' with the girl who would become his 4th. next. He was recently convicted of the murder of his 3rd wife Kathleen and is the sole suspect in the disappearance and likely murder of his 4th. 4th, Stacy. Ironically, had his 4th wife Stacy not vanished, cops would probably have never taken a second look at his 3rd wife's Kathleen's death, which had heretofore been believed to be an [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accidental drowning.drowning]].
13th Jul '17 12:50:24 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Bluebeard appears in the comic book ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'', although his wife-killing days are supposedly behind him. Of course, given how GenreSavvy the characters have become over the centuries, this might be as much because no one is willing to marry him as because he's genuinely reformed.

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* Bluebeard appears in the comic book ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'', although his wife-killing days are supposedly behind him. Of course, given how GenreSavvy wise the characters have become over the centuries, this might be as much because no one is willing to marry him as because he's genuinely reformed.
19th Jun '17 12:48:19 PM memesis
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* [[http://www.magpiegames.com/bluebeards-bride/ Bluebeard's Bride]] is this trope: The Game, told from the perspective of the bride as she discovers the truth.
11th Jun '17 5:36:50 PM Twiddler
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* Emily Carroll's "A Lady's Hands are Cold," in the collection ''Through the Woods,'' draws on this legend. [[spoiler: After an ArrangedMarriage, Wife #2 finds pieces of Wife #1 hidden all over the house, then reassembles her. Wife #1 is not as grateful as one might expect.]]

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* Emily Carroll's Creator/EmilyCarroll's "A Lady's Hands are Cold," in the collection ''Through the Woods,'' ''ComicBook/ThroughTheWoods'', draws on this legend. [[spoiler: After an ArrangedMarriage, Wife #2 finds pieces of Wife #1 hidden all over the house, then reassembles her. Wife #1 is not as grateful as one might expect.]]
9th Jun '17 3:59:19 PM Vox
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* In ''Film/CrimsonPeak'', [[spoiler: Sir Thomas Sharpe has been married three times already and none of his wives lasted that long, although it was his sister Lucille who actually poisoned them. Unlike most Bluebeard stories, Thomas actually falls for his latest wife.]].

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* In ''Film/CrimsonPeak'', [[spoiler: Sir Thomas Sharpe has been married three times already and none of his wives lasted that long, and although he was fully complicit it was his sister Lucille who actually poisoned them. Unlike most Bluebeard stories, Thomas actually falls for his latest wife.]].
9th Jun '17 3:56:29 PM Vox
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* In ''Film/CrimsonPeak'', [[spoiler: Thomas has been married three times already and none of his wives lasted that long, although Lucille's the one who actually poisoned them. Unlike most Bluebeard stories, Thomas actually falls for his latest wife.]].

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* In ''Film/CrimsonPeak'', [[spoiler: Sir Thomas Sharpe has been married three times already and none of his wives lasted that long, although Lucille's the one it was his sister Lucille who actually poisoned them. Unlike most Bluebeard stories, Thomas actually falls for his latest wife.]].
6th Jun '17 12:06:30 PM Allronix
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjTSBKgkDsc Jack Reeves]] was a housepainter and Army vet with a penchant for young brides. He was forced to annul the marriage to the first (only fifteen at the time). Wife #2 was planning to leave him, and ended up "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident committing suicide]]" with a shotgun. Wife #3, a MailOrderBride, drowned in a shallow lake and her relatives noticed scratches and bruises on her body that indicated it wasn't accidental. Wife #4, also a MailOrderBride, vanished without a trace after planning to leave Jack for [[LipstickLesbian another woman]]. The police couldn't find Wife #4 or her body, and Wife #3 had been cremated. So, they had another look at Wife #2 and found the story Reeves told didn't match up with the evidence on the body or the crime scene photos. When they went to arrest Jack Reeves for the murder of his wife, he looked at the arresting officer and asked "Which one?" He was convicted of Wife #2's murder, and an additional life sentence was added when they found the remains of Wife #4 in a remote campground.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjTSBKgkDsc Jack Reeves]] was a housepainter and Army vet with a penchant for young brides. He was forced to annul the marriage to the first (only fifteen at the time). Wife #2 was planning to leave him, and ended up "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident committing suicide]]" with a shotgun. Wife #3, a MailOrderBride, drowned in a shallow lake and her relatives noticed scratches and bruises on her body that indicated it wasn't accidental. Wife #4, also a MailOrderBride, vanished without a trace after planning to leave Jack for [[LipstickLesbian another woman]]. The police couldn't find Wife #4 or her body, and Wife #3 had been cremated. So, they had another look at Wife #2 and found the story Reeves told didn't match up with the evidence on the body or the crime scene photos. When they went to arrest Jack Reeves for the murder of his wife, he looked at the arresting officer and asked "Which one?" He was convicted of Wife #2's murder, and an additional life sentence was added when they found the remains of Wife #4 in a remote campground.
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