Quotes / Chalk Outline

"Professor Pucefoot immediately begins drawing a pointless chalk outline around the body, as is standard protocol."
Homestuck, describing the trope in a single sentence

Twilight Sparkle: Why is there tape all over the grass?
Phoenix Wright: If it's anything like my world, this is probably where they found Ace Swift's body.
Twilight Sparkle: Ugh... I think I'm going to be sick...

Inspector Jacques Clouseau: (about Bizu—dead) Don't you find it a bit of a coincidence that the body fell perfectly within the chalk outline on the floor?
Gilbert Ponton: I think they drew the chalk outline after he was shot.
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