History Series / Whodunnit

6th Jul '17 10:31:37 PM stuffedninja
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* ThirteenIsUnlucky:
** There are thirteen contestants to begin with.
** In one episode, a clue in the murder weapon hunt requires contestants to find a flight of thirteen steps that the victim fled down, and the Killer's note says that in this case thirteen was unlucky for the victim.



* ThirteenIsUnlucky:
** There are thirteen contestants to begin with.
** In one episode, a clue in the murder weapon hunt requires contestants to find a flight of thirteen steps that the victim fled down, and the Killer's note says that in this case thirteen was unlucky for the victim.

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* ThirteenIsUnlucky:
** There are thirteen contestants to begin with.
** In one
ThoseTwoGirls: Sasha and Dana. They form a partnership in the first episode, a clue bonding over their common background as Southerners (nicknaming themselves "the Southern Belles"), and stand as pretty good friends and teammates during the series. [[spoiler:They even get killed together in the murder weapon hunt requires contestants to find a flight of thirteen steps that the victim fled down, and the Killer's note says that in this case thirteen was unlucky for the victim.series' only double homicide.]]


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* TogetherInDeath:
6th Jul '17 10:17:55 PM stuffedninja
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* EstablishingSeriesMoment: The death of [[spoiler:Sheri]] around ''five minutes'' into the pilot episode set the morbid tone for the rest of the series.
* EliminationStatement: At the end of each episode after the first, the eliminated player whose "murder" was the focus of that episode delivers an elimination statement from the morgue (or equivalent, as in the case of the victim whose corpse spent the episode up a tree) while wearing their death scene make-up and costume.

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* EstablishingSeriesMoment: The death of [[spoiler:Sheri]] around ''five minutes'' into the pilot episode set sets the morbid tone for the rest of the series.
* EliminationStatement: At the end of each episode after the first, the eliminated player whose "murder" was the focus of that episode delivers an elimination statement from the morgue (or equivalent, as in the case of the victim whose corpse spent the episode up a tree) while wearing their death scene make-up makeup and costume.



* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Adrianna]] is considerably calm when [[spoiler:she]] gets Scared for the first time, even saying "If it's my time, it's my time." [[spoiler:Sure enough, she's the next victim.]]



* WhatTheHellHero: The killer mentions that one of the reasons that he killed [[spoiler:Geno]] is that, by stealing Giles cell phone in an attempt to be spared (due to a note left by the killer), he proved that he was an unworthy adversary.

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* WhatTheHellHero: The killer mentions that one of the reasons that he killed [[spoiler:Geno]] is that, by stealing Giles Giles' cell phone in an attempt to be spared (due to a note left by the killer), he proved that he was an unworthy adversary.
6th Jul '17 4:44:14 PM stuffedninja
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* PassedInTheirSleep: The first time she gets Scared, Dana wishes that death will come in the form of carbon monoxide poisoning so she can die peacefully in her sleep.
6th Jul '17 4:39:50 PM stuffedninja
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* BackForTheFinale: The Killer "resurrected" their victims in the final episode to run the challenge tasks.

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* BackForTheFinale: The Killer "resurrected" their victims in the final episode to run the challenge tasks.tasks and congratulate the winner as they exited Rue Manor.



* {{Jack of all Trades}}: The Killer demonstrates skill with a wide variety of weapons and devices.

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* {{Jack of all Trades}}: JackOfAllTrades: The Killer demonstrates skill with a wide variety of weapons and devices.



* ShoutOut: The "snakebite" victim was dressed like Franchise/IndianaJones in the finale for no real reason other than a reference to the infamous line "[[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Why did it have to be snakes]]?"

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The "snakebite" victim was dressed like Franchise/IndianaJones in the finale for no real reason other than a reference to the infamous line "[[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Why did it have to be snakes]]?"snakes]]?"
** In the double-homicide episode, Kam's congratulatory distinction from the Killer was topped off with the line "[[Film/{{Casablanca}} Here's looking at you, kid.]]"



* TitleDrop: "You have unmasked whodunnit." Giles then gives the winner a pair of golden handcuffs to arrest the Killer--coincidentally, "Golden Cuffs" was the name of the season finale.

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* TitleDrop: The finale contains the line "You have unmasked whodunnit." Giles then gives the winner a pair of golden handcuffs to arrest the Killer--coincidentally, "Golden Cuffs" was the name of the season finale.



** The morning after two females are murdered, Giles briefly dances with a maid before reminiscing olden times when he did the same with a British debutante in London; in his words, "a little bit of a lady killer." This provokes less-than-amused reactions from both Melina and Cris.

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** The morning after two females are murdered, Giles briefly dances with a maid before reminiscing olden times when he did the same with a British debutante in London; he was, in his words, "a little bit of a lady killer." This provokes less-than-amused reactions from both Melina and Cris.


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-->''"Is there anywhere in particular you would like to go?"''\\
''"...Home."''\\
''"Home it is."''
6th Jul '17 4:23:53 PM stuffedninja
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* ParanoiaFuel: InUniverse; anyone who gets Scared has to go to sleep being terrified at every sound they hear, knowing that death could come for them at any moment.
6th Jul '17 4:16:05 PM stuffedninja
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* AnnoyingLaugh: Lindsey without a doubt. [[spoiler:She hinted in her "post-death" interview that it's why the Killer put an arrow in her throat.]]
* ArtShift: The murder scenes are shot differently from the rest of the show.

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* AnnoyingLaugh: Lindsey without a doubt. In one congratulatory message the Killer gave her on her performance, they even noted how annoying her laugh was. [[spoiler:She hinted in her "post-death" interview that it's why the Killer put an arrow in her throat.]]
* ArtShift: The murder scenes are shot differently from more cinematically compared to the rest of the show.



* CosmicPlaything: Implied in the books as to why the games are happening: [[DesignatedMonkey Giles]] is cursed by the first killer In Murder in mystery manor [[spoiler: so that whenever job he takes, it turned out to be for/ hijacked by a serial killer who sets up a DeadlyGame And forces Giles to host for him/her]]

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* CosmicPlaything: Implied in the books as to why the games are happening: [[DesignatedMonkey Giles]] is cursed by the first killer In Murder in mystery manor [[spoiler: so that whenever job he takes, it turned out to be for/ hijacked for/hijacked by a serial killer who sets up a DeadlyGame And and forces Giles to host for him/her]]him/her]].



* CruelAndUnusualDeath

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* CruelAndUnusualDeathCruelAndUnusualDeath: Many deaths are in this fashion.



* EstablishingSeriesMoment: The death of [[spoiler:Sheri]] around ''five minutes'' into the pilot episode set the morbid tone for the rest of the series.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In one episode's investigation, Cris states that her dad taught her to handle and use guns when the situation ever came where it would be necessary. [[spoiler:It becomes clearer when you find out that she's the killer.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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In one episode's investigation, Cris states that her dad taught her to handle and use guns when the situation ever came where it would be necessary. [[spoiler:It becomes clearer when you find out that she's the killer.]]
** According to the Killer, the luau murder was originally going to involve them strangling the victim with their kukui nut lei, but since the victim didn't wear the lei to the luau, the Killer had to kill them another way. [[spoiler:In the finale, Melina is strangled and killed with the same lei.
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** A slew of acting/award puns were used when describing the deaths of [[spoiler:Sasha]] and [[spoiler:Dana]].



* ManHug: The winner and Giles in the season one finale.

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* ManHug: The winner and Giles in the season one finale.



* RealityTVShowMansion: Rue Manor

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* RealityTVShowMansion: Rue ManorManor.



* SelfDeprecation: In the description of [[spoiler:Adrianna]]'s death, Giles gets a mocking tone in his voice when he explains how she spent the night watching ''reality television''. Bonus points for it being ''Series/RockOfLove'', a show with the same production company as ''Whodunnit?'' (51 Minds)

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* SelfDeprecation: In the description of [[spoiler:Adrianna]]'s death, Giles gets a mocking tone in his voice when he explains how she spent the night watching ''reality television''. Bonus points for it being ''Series/RockOfLove'', a show with the same production company as ''Whodunnit?'' (51 Minds) Minds).



* TooSoon: [[invoked]] The night after the ManOnFire murder, Giles taunts the players by serving roast pig flambé for dinner. He trollingly asks "Too soon?", which they agree it is.

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* TooSoon: [[invoked]] [[invoked]]
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The night after the ManOnFire murder, Giles taunts the players by serving roast pig flambé for dinner. He trollingly asks "Too soon?", which they agree it is.is.
** The morning after two females are murdered, Giles briefly dances with a maid before reminiscing olden times when he did the same with a British debutante in London; in his words, "a little bit of a lady killer." This provokes less-than-amused reactions from both Melina and Cris.



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Said word by word by Kam during the "snakebite" case.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Said word by word by Kam during the "snakebite" case.case.
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6th Apr '17 4:29:05 PM m622
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* CosmicPlaything: Implied in the books as to why the games are happening: [[DesignatedMonkey Giles]] is cursed by the first killer In Murder in mystery manor [[spoiler: so that whenever job he takes, it turned out to be for/ hijacked by a serial killer who sets up a DeadlyGame And forces Giles to host for him/her]]
17th Dec '16 10:37:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShockingElimination:
** Many casual fans suspected [[spoiler:Ulysses]] to be the killer, but they were proven wrong in episode 4...
** Episode 5 follows it up at its conclusion, when the Killer kills not one, but TWO Scared contestants.
17th Dec '16 10:36:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:BratsWithSlingshots]]: The first murder weapon.

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* [[spoiler:BratsWithSlingshots]]: The BratsWithSlingshots: [[spoiler:The first murder weapon.]]
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