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4th Feb '16 10:08:24 PM TitoMosquito
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* In ''Series/AllThat'', Detective Dan skit has a butler stealing in the background while the detective tries to find the culprit.
4th Feb '16 7:06:55 AM FF32
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* Parodied (and, probably, played straight!) in ''ComicStrip/FarSide'', there a murder happens at the Butlers of the World annual banquet. --> '''The police inspector:''' God, Collins, I hate to start a Monday with a case like this.

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25th Jan '16 10:34:03 AM Willbyr
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* In Kaori Yuki's {{Godchild}}, a flashback chapter has the lead solving a mystery about a maid's murder. It turns out the butler ''didn't'' kill her, she died of her own greed and foolishness. He ''did,'' however, tamper the evidence to frame someone else.
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* In Kaori Yuki's {{Godchild}}, ''Manga/CountCain'', a flashback chapter has the lead solving a mystery about a maid's murder. It turns out the butler ''didn't'' kill her, she died of her own greed and foolishness. He ''did,'' however, tamper the evidence to frame someone else.
15th Jan '16 9:04:26 PM SSJMagus
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** [[spoiler: Kuro states to his partner-in-crime/right-hand-man Jango - which he would have no reason to lie to - that Kaya's died naturally, so they probably did. Though he probably would have killed them himself if they had lived on for much longer...]]
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** [[spoiler: Kuro states to his partner-in-crime/right-hand-man Jango - which he would have no reason to lie to - that Kaya's parents died naturally, so they probably did. Though he probably would have killed them himself if they had lived on for much longer...]]
14th Jan '16 11:18:51 AM nowaymanguy
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney'' with Jean Greyearl. [[spoiler: She is a witch who unintentionally framed Maya Fey for two murders, despite not having killed anyone herself. She believed that she killed her master Newton Belduke, who had really committed suicide moments before her attack]]
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney'' with Jean Greyearl. [[spoiler: She is a witch who unintentionally framed Maya Fey for two murders, despite not having killed anyone herself. She believed that she killed her master Newton Belduke, who had really committed suicide moments before her attack]] attack]]. When accusing Greyearl, phoenix mentions this trope by name. ---> '''Phoenix''': I wasn't sure of it until now, but now I'm certain... The butler did it!
19th Dec '15 9:13:07 PM Gamermaster
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19th Dec '15 8:38:18 PM Gamermaster
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[[/folder]] * In ''Manga/{{Ojojojo}}, Gramps claims he took the missing picture from Haru's photo album, when in reality [[spoiler: Akane]] took it.
7th Dec '15 4:56:01 PM josh6243
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* During the shooting rampage in ''[[Recap/RickAndMortyS2E4TotalRickall Total Rickall]]'', Rick blasts Mr. Beauregard, the supposed butler of the Smith family, because he is an alien parasite. Rick finds that funny because of the inversion of the usual trope.
7th Dec '15 8:58:27 AM Hossmeister
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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'': [[spoiler:''Justice for All'''s final case, with Matt Engarde's butler, Shelly de Killer, a.k.a. "John Doe".]] He's not the victim's butler, though, and in point of fact is [[spoiler:less of a 'butler' and more of a 'professional assassin using a butler's position as his cover'.]]
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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'': [[spoiler:''Justice for All'''s ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'''s [[spoiler: final case, with Matt Engarde's butler, Shelly de Killer, a.k.a. "John Doe".]] He's not the victim's butler, though, and in point of fact is [[spoiler:less less of a 'butler' and more of a 'professional assassin using a butler's position as his cover'.]]cover']].
5th Dec '15 3:41:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* A variation appeared in the film ''Film/ShortCircuit 2''. Johnny Five notices the novel ''The Hound of the Baskervilles''. He begins speed reading through it, pauses halfway and says, "I think the chauffeur did it." He speeds through the rest of he book and, on finishing, says, "He did". Of course, as everybody knows, [[spoiler:the murderer was the nephew of Sir Charles, and he had trained a vicious dog to murder the rest of the family in order to claim the Baskerville fortune for himself.]]
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* A variation appeared in the film ''Film/ShortCircuit 2''.''Film/ShortCircuit2''. Johnny Five notices the novel ''The Hound of the Baskervilles''. He begins speed reading through it, pauses halfway and says, "I think the chauffeur did it." He speeds through the rest of he book and, on finishing, says, "He did". Of course, as everybody knows, [[spoiler:the murderer was the nephew of Sir Charles, and he had trained a vicious dog to murder the rest of the family in order to claim the Baskerville fortune for himself.]]
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