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12th Sep '17 6:35:48 AM Xlsfd
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' has Genocider Syo/Genocide Jack, [[spoiler:the SplitPersonality of Toko.]] [[spoiler:Her]] MO involves crucifying the victim with handmade ornamental scissors and writing '''[=BLOODSTAIN FEVER=]''' ("Bloodlust" in the english translation) with the victim's blood. [[spoiler:However, as she points out herself, killing someone with her MO doesn't make sense for herself, as the whole point of the DeadlyGame is to fool the other students into thinking that someone else is responsible. And since she doesn't want to kill without using her MO, she simply doesn't kill at all.]]
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12th Sep '17 6:34:36 AM Xlsfd
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' has Genocider Syo/Genocide Jack, [[spoiler:the SplitPersonality of Toko.]] [[spoiler:Her]] MO involves crucifying the victim with handmade ornamental scissors and writing '''[=BLOODSTAIN FEVER=]''' ("Bloodlust" in the english translation) with the victim's blood. [[spoiler:However, as she points out herself, killing someone with her MO doesn't make sense for herself, as the whole point of the DeadlyGame is to fool the other students into thinking that someone else is responsible. And since she doesn't want to kill without using her MO, she simply doesn't kill at all.]]
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25th Mar '17 7:52:58 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/TheatreOfBlood'', VincentPrice (playing a [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespearean]] actor) kills theatre critics in the manner of various deaths from Shakespeare's plays.

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* In ''Film/TheatreOfBlood'', VincentPrice Creator/VincentPrice (playing a hammy [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespearean]] actor) kills theatre critics in the manner of various deaths from Shakespeare's plays.
1st Mar '17 7:35:30 PM nombretomado
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* ElleryQueen used this one a ''lot'':

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* ElleryQueen Creator/ElleryQueen used this one a ''lot'':
16th Feb '17 4:25:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Alcatraz}}'': Kit Nelson, one of the escaped inmates from Alcatraz, was a [[WouldHurtAChild child killer]] who always performed the same ritual to imitate the way that [[SiblingMurder he murdered his own brother]], who was his first victim. He only targeted preadolescent boys, breaking into their rooms at night to kidnap them, then force them to participate in his brother's favorite pastimes. Eventually he would strangle them and drop off the bodies back in their room with a flower in their hand.
22nd Oct '16 6:28:03 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/ShadowPolice'': The killer in ''Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?'' uses the murders in the Sherlock Holmes stories as their theme.
5th Oct '16 2:21:32 PM LadyJafaria
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** Also did a Dante's Inferno-inspired killer, someone who was obsessed with [[BurnTheWitch witch hunting]], and a ''Cinderella'' killer. They love this trope.
5th Oct '16 2:17:45 PM LadyJafaria
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** In ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', the deaths were patterned after the "Ten Little Indians" rhyme.

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** In ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', the deaths were patterned after the "Ten Little Indians" rhyme. (Also a case of PoeticSerialKiller as the victims were all chosen to die because they'd [[KarmaHoudini gotten away with murder]].)
24th Sep '16 1:21:03 AM foxley
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* An episode of ''Series/MidsomerMurders'', "Echoes of the Dead", featured a killer who based his murders on old murder cases, such as George Joseph Smith.

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* An episode of ''Series/MidsomerMurders'', ''Series/MidsomerMurders'':
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"Echoes of the Dead", featured Dead" features a killer who based his murders on old murder cases, such as George Joseph Smith.Smith.
** ** In "Death and the Divas", the killer's theme is the horror movies of a particular actress.
25th Aug '16 4:08:01 AM WillBGood
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* The 2012 film ''Film/TheRaven2012'' features a series of killings based on Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's works. As it's a 19th-century period piece, Poe himself gets involved in the investigation.

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* The 2012 film ''Film/TheRaven2012'' ''TheRaven'' features a series of killings based on Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's works. As it's a 19th-century period piece, Poe himself gets involved in the investigation.
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