History YMMV / HerculePoirot

10th Aug '16 5:30:00 AM faunas
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* OldShame: elieve it or not, Poirot was this for Creature/AgathaChristie, who got tired of writing his novels, describing him in 1930 as "insufferable" and in 1960 as a "detestable, bombastic, tiresome, ego-centric little creep". However, since she saw how popular the character was, she felt the obligation to continue giving his fans more Poirot stories, which she did until 1975, one year before her death.

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* OldShame: elieve Believe it or not, Poirot was this for Creature/AgathaChristie, who got tired of writing his novels, describing him in 1930 as "insufferable" and in 1960 as a "detestable, bombastic, tiresome, ego-centric little creep". However, since she saw how popular the character was, she felt the obligation to continue giving his fans more Poirot stories, which she did until 1975, one year before her death.
10th Aug '16 5:29:17 AM faunas
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* OldShame: elieve it or not, Poirot was this for Creature/AgathaChristie, who got tired of writing his novels, describing him in 1930 as "insufferable" and in 1960 as a "detestable, bombastic, tiresome, ego-centric little creep". However, since she saw how popular the character was, she felt the obligation to continue giving his fans more Poirot stories, which she did until 1975, one year before her death.
5th Jul '16 1:05:35 AM Adept
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* ViewersInMourning: Poirot is the only fictional character to have received an obituary in the ''New York Times''. (At least one paper did an obit for [[Literature/NewJediOrder Chewbacca]]).

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* ViewersInMourning: Poirot is the only fictional character to have received an obituary in the ''New York Times''. (At least one paper did an obit for [[Literature/NewJediOrder Chewbacca]]).Times'' when he died.
4th Mar '16 7:55:48 AM WillBGood
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* AwesomeMusic: [[spoiler:Invoked]] in "Yellow Iris", where the [[spoiler:attempted]] murderer [[spoiler:arranges for]] the performance of a superb singer (with the lights down) so [[spoiler:he]] could go unnoticed while committing the crime.

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* AwesomeMusic: [[spoiler:Invoked]] in "Yellow Iris", where the [[spoiler:attempted]] murderer [[spoiler:arranges for]] the performance of a superb singer (with the lights down) so [[spoiler:he]] they could go unnoticed while committing the crime.
14th Jan '16 10:56:33 AM ZarbiNerada
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* AwesomeMusic: [[spoiler:Invoked]] in "Yellow Iris", where the [[spoiler:attempted]] murderer [[spoiler:arranges for]] the performance of a superb singer (with the lights down) so [[spoiler:he]] could go unnoticed while committing the crime.
9th Oct '15 4:09:37 AM Aquila89
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* AwesomeEgo: Poirot constantly praises his own intelligence. Christie eventually came to find it annoying, but the fans didn't. He really ''is'' very smart, and he also says that his boasting serves to throw people off, because the English believe that "a fellow who thinks as much of himself as that cannot be worth much."
7th Sep '15 10:47:49 AM nombretomado
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* ViewersInMourning: Poirot is the only fictional character to have received an obituary in the ''New York Times''. (At least one paper did an obit for [[NewJediOrder Chewbacca]]).

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* ViewersInMourning: Poirot is the only fictional character to have received an obituary in the ''New York Times''. (At least one paper did an obit for [[NewJediOrder [[Literature/NewJediOrder Chewbacca]]).
18th Jun '15 9:26:59 PM Tavernier
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* [[ViewersInMourning Readers in Mourning]]: Poirot is the only fictional character to receive an obituary in the ''New York Times''. Although, at least one paper did an obit for [[NewJediOrder Chewbacca]].


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* ViewersInMourning: Poirot is the only fictional character to have received an obituary in the ''New York Times''. (At least one paper did an obit for [[NewJediOrder Chewbacca]]).
18th Feb '15 10:55:33 AM Angeldeb82
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* CriticalResearchFailure: In ''Death in the Clouds'', it is said that a blowpipe is about a foot long, when in actuality it is six feet long, a mistake that Christie admitted. [[AuthorAvatar Ariadne Oliver]] also makes a reference to the research failure in a novel of hers in ''Mrs. [=McGinty's=] Dead''.
19th Nov '14 7:44:08 AM ZarbiNerada
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* ValuesDissonance: "The Augean Stables" sees Poirot go to great lengths to bury and discredit accusations of embezzlement by a former Prime Minister... which happen to be true. This obstruction of justice, which involves destroying a man's career, is considered right and proper in order to defend the late Prime Minister's reputation, prevent his party from suffering a great loss of face, and prevent a politician from another party from becoming the new Prime Minister (as he is considered to be most unsuitable for the position). Nowadays Poirot would be the villain in the story.

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* ValuesDissonance: "The Augean Stables" sees Poirot go to great lengths to bury and discredit accusations of embezzlement by a former Prime Minister... which happen to be true. This obstruction of justice, which involves destroying a man's career, is considered right and proper in order to defend the late Prime Minister's reputation, prevent his party from suffering a great loss of face, and prevent a politician from another party from becoming the new Prime Minister (as he is considered to be most unsuitable for the position). Nowadays Poirot would be the villain in the story. Although to be fair, Poirot says he would not lift a finger were the politician still alive, and that DontShootTheMessage is the only reason he's getting involved at all.
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