'''Basic Trope''': A StockPhrase, rooted in the unknown, described in hyperbole.
* '''Straight''': "A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma."
* '''Exaggerated''': "A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma shrouded in secrecy buried in a brainteaser coded in a cryptogram."
* '''Downplayed''': "A riddle."
* '''Justified''': The phrase is uttered in a {{Biopic}} about UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill by [[TropeNamer Winston Churchill]].
* '''Inverted''': "A fact established in certainty pronounced in obviousness."
* '''Subverted''': "A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an eggroll."
* '''Double Subverted''': "In my country, 'Eggroll' is slang for something confusing and hard to understand"
* '''Parodied''': "A conundrum guarded by TheMenInBlack hidden among a pack of {{chupacabra}}s."
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': "This riddle is quite a mysterious enigma."
* '''Enforced''': The producer of a mystery story is also a history buff or just ''really'' likes the phrase and wants the work's creators to use it.
* '''Lampshaded''':
--> '''Alice:''' It's a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.\\
'''Bob:''' Ha, a UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill quote reference. Nice!
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* '''Discussed''':
--> '''Alice:''' You're in over your head, Bob. This case is too big for you to solve.\\
'''Bob:''' Oh really, is this supposed to be like one of those '' 'riddles wrapped in mysteries inside enigmas'?''\\
'''Alice:''' In a word, yes.
* '''Conversed''':
-->'''Alice:''' Next, Creator/AdamWest is going to say that [[Series/{{Batman}} The Riddler]] has left him and Robin "another one of his criminal conundrums... wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma."\\
'''Bob:''' Yeah, he ''would'' totally say that!
* '''Implied''':
--> '''Bob''': It's like a riddle?\\
'''Alice''': It's a bit more complicated than that.
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Wrapped in this link is ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma...
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