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6th Apr '18 5:49:56 PM crazysamaritan
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* Creator/IsaacAsimov loved this trope, because he loved to write neat little stories with perfect logical solutions. Pick any Asimov short story, there's a 90% chance it'll contain one of these.

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov loved this trope, because he loved to write neat little stories with perfect logical solutions. Pick any Asimov short Creator/IsaacAsimov's Literature/BlackWidowers story, there's a 90% chance it'll contain one "{{Literature/Northwestward}}": Just before Henry goes into his summation of these.why Cecil Pennyworth didn’t explain his failure to to go North Dakota, he asks Mr Wayne for the ExactWords used by Mr Pennyworth. From there, he’s able to explain how a servant couldn’t question their master and why Cecil wouldn’t imagine why they’d need to apologize for worrying Mr Wayne.
6th Apr '18 1:14:00 PM erforce
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* The 2009 film of ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' uses this trope. The Detective does this almost constantly--he doesn't even wait until the end of the film! This is because this is how Holmes' mind works--he is constantly analyzing things to their conclusion.

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* The 2009 film of ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'' uses this trope. The Detective does this almost constantly--he doesn't even wait until the end of the film! This is because this is how Holmes' mind works--he is constantly analyzing things to their conclusion.



* If not the Ur example., definitely a codifier for the trope: The SherlockHolmes books are almost nothing but this trope.

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* If not the Ur example., definitely a codifier for the trope: The SherlockHolmes ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' books are almost nothing but this trope.
30th Mar '18 8:27:13 PM rjd1922
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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' requires the player to put together the summation themselves in the form of a manga that is missing panels. Evidence is used to fill in the gaps in the story, and once everything is in place the main character will walk the others through the crime. This phase of the game called "Climax Inference" (or simply "Closing Argument" in the English translation).

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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' requires the player to put together the summation themselves in the form of a manga that is missing panels. Evidence is used to fill in the gaps in the story, and once everything is in place the main character will walk the others through the crime. This phase of the game called "Climax Inference" (or simply "Closing Argument" in the English translation).
16th Feb '18 5:06:10 PM JoshCarter85
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* The titular character of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' can't NOT do this. He does it so compulsively that the detective he regularly pretends to be has become famous for passing out and then giving a "deduction show" while unconscious. In fact, Conan does this SO compulsively that at the end of the 11th movie, [[spoiler:the delay NEARLY KILLS the cast, as he's giving the summation [[EverythingTryingToKillYou in an underwater cavern filling up with water and poisonous gas during an EARTHQUAKE.]]]]

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* The titular character of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' can't NOT do this. He does it so compulsively that the detective he regularly pretends to be has become famous for passing out and then giving a "deduction show" while unconscious. In fact, Conan does this SO compulsively that at the end of the 11th movie, [[spoiler:the delay NEARLY KILLS the cast, as he's giving the summation [[EverythingTryingToKillYou [[ContrivedCoincidence in an underwater cavern filling up with water and poisonous gas during an EARTHQUAKE.]]]]
30th Jul '17 4:01:21 PM Mullon
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* At the climax of ''Film/{{Clue}}'' Wadsworth the butler performs a reenactment of ''every single event'' of the evening at top speed by himself, including several impersonations.

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* At the climax of ''Film/{{Clue}}'' Wadsworth the butler (Creator/TimCurry) performs a reenactment of ''every single event'' of the evening at top speed by himself, including several impersonations.
30th Jul '17 3:57:38 PM Mullon
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* ''Film/{{Clue}}'' included as much reenactment of ''every single event'' of the evening as he can very humorously manage.

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* At the climax of ''Film/{{Clue}}'' included as much Wadsworth the butler performs a reenactment of ''every single event'' of the evening as he can very humorously manage.at top speed by himself, including several impersonations.
10th Jun '17 1:05:15 PM nombretomado
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* Exploited in the ''WhateleyUniverse'' Story solving Reach. It was [[spoiler: For the sole purpose of getting the bad guy to flee, scared stiff, and reveal where she kept the hostage. The Summation, however, was real. They just needed that last info. (And the bad guy needed to accomplish his/her plan.)]]

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* Exploited in the ''WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' Story solving Reach. It was [[spoiler: For the sole purpose of getting the bad guy to flee, scared stiff, and reveal where she kept the hostage. The Summation, however, was real. They just needed that last info. (And the bad guy needed to accomplish his/her plan.)]]
1st Mar '17 7:35:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/ElleryQueen'' (NBC, 1975) always had ''one'' NoFourthWall moment every episode. Immediately following Ellery's mandatory EurekaMoment, he would turn to the audience, briefly review the key evidence for the viewers, and ask them if they'd figured out who the culprit was. This came from the ElleryQueen books, where the authors would stop at some point and ''tell'' you that you now had enough clues to prove who the murderer was. After that, Ellery Queen would do the big 'one of you is the murderer' speech and solve the murder.

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* ''Series/ElleryQueen'' (NBC, 1975) always had ''one'' NoFourthWall moment every episode. Immediately following Ellery's mandatory EurekaMoment, he would turn to the audience, briefly review the key evidence for the viewers, and ask them if they'd figured out who the culprit was. This came from the ElleryQueen Creator/ElleryQueen books, where the authors would stop at some point and ''tell'' you that you now had enough clues to prove who the murderer was. After that, Ellery Queen would do the big 'one of you is the murderer' speech and solve the murder.
7th Jan '17 11:55:03 AM peeposaurus
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* ''Film/{{Brick}}'' has the protagonist, Brendan, giving it to the mastermind behind it all, to prove they're well and truly caught. He only gets one detail wrong: [[spoiler: the intended result.]]

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* ''Film/{{Brick}}'' has the protagonist, Brendan, giving it to the mastermind behind it all, to prove they're well and truly caught. He only gets one detail wrong: [[spoiler: the intended result.identity of the father.]]
8th Dec '16 5:27:57 PM FiliasCupio
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The part of the show (typically at the end) where the protagonist [[TheReveal reveals]] how the crime was committed. An essential part of a LockedRoomMystery. Another common approach is to have the summation serve as a FramingDevice for a WholeEpisodeFlashback.

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The part of the show (typically at the end) where the protagonist [[TheReveal reveals]] how the crime was committed. An essential part of a LockedRoomMystery. Another common approach is to have the summation serve as a FramingDevice for a WholeEpisodeFlashback.
WholeEpisodeFlashback. In a FairPlayWhodunnit, the start of the summation is a signal to the reader that they have all the clues and should pause reading if they wish to solve the mystery themselves.
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