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* The reality series ''Series/PirateMaster'' used letters bearing ink blots, referred to as black spots, to mark players for elimination.

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* In ''Film/TwinPeaksFireWalkWithMe'' [[spoiler: Leland Palmer grabs Laura's hand and stares at her palm as if he sees a mark there. He of course layer murders her while possessed by BOB.]]


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* In some iterations of the werewolf legend the werewolf's victims are marked with a pentagram on the palms that only the werewolf can see.
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** "The Five Orange Pips" - [[Administrivia/NotSelfExplanatory The five orange pips]] are sent by TheKlan, and the recipients have the choice between fleeing or being killed. [[spoiler:Holmes finds out who was responsible, then proceeds to send ''them'' five orange pips to make them think they're marked for death, or at least that someone is now on to them. The ship they flee on, however, is lost with all hands in a gale before they could ever receive the message.]]

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** "The Five Orange Pips" - [[Administrivia/NotSelfExplanatory The five orange pips]] are sent by TheKlan, and the recipients have the choice between fleeing or being killed. Played with a bit, in that while the first person who receives the message knows what it means, the others -- who are only tangentially connected to the matter -- do not, and so don't take the precautions that it turns out are necessary. [[spoiler:Holmes finds out who was responsible, then proceeds to send ''them'' five orange pips to make them think they're marked for death, or at least that someone is now on to them. The ship they flee on, however, is lost with all hands in a gale before they could ever receive the message.]]


** "The Five Orange Pips" - [[SelfExplanatory The five orange pips]] are sent by TheKlan, and the recipients have the choice between fleeing or being killed. [[spoiler:Holmes finds out who was responsible, then proceeds to send ''them'' five orange pips to make them think they're marked for death, or at least that someone is now on to them. The ship they flee on, however, is lost with all hands in a gale before they could ever receive the message.]]

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** "The Five Orange Pips" - [[SelfExplanatory [[Administrivia/NotSelfExplanatory The five orange pips]] are sent by TheKlan, and the recipients have the choice between fleeing or being killed. [[spoiler:Holmes finds out who was responsible, then proceeds to send ''them'' five orange pips to make them think they're marked for death, or at least that someone is now on to them. The ship they flee on, however, is lost with all hands in a gale before they could ever receive the message.]]


* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'': In a probable homage to ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', Jack Sparrow receives an actual black spot from Davy Jones, which is used to attract Jones' [[KrakkenAndLeviathan krakken]].

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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'': In a probable homage to ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', Jack Sparrow receives an actual black spot from Davy Jones, which is used to attract Jones' [[KrakkenAndLeviathan krakken]].[[KrakenAndLeviathan kraken]].


* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'': In a probable homage to ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', Jack Sparrow receives an actual black spot from Davy Jones, which is used to attract Jones' [[LeviathanAndKrakken krakken]].

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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'': In a probable homage to ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', Jack Sparrow receives an actual black spot from Davy Jones, which is used to attract Jones' [[LeviathanAndKrakken [[KrakkenAndLeviathan krakken]].


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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'': In a probable homage to ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', Jack Sparrow receives an actual black spot from Davy Jones.

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* Spoofed in ''Webcomic/HarkAVagrant'' [[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=281 here]] (second comic), where a group of [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster gangsters]] give a man the Black Spot, to which he responds "[[WrongGenreSavvy You've mixed up genres]]."

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* Spoofed twice in ''Webcomic/HarkAVagrant'' ''Webcomic/HarkAVagrant''.
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[[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=281 here]] Here]] (second comic), where a group of [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster gangsters]] give a man the Black Spot, to which he responds "[[WrongGenreSavvy You've mixed up genres]]."
** In "[[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=265 Pirates]]", the third comic has an old pirate grumbling that it was only made up in Treasure Island. So the younger pirate just shoots him there, and sheepishly laughs "Haha, he must have been like, what a loser."


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** "The Five Orange Pips" - [[SelfExplanatory The five orange pips]] are sent by TheKlan, but since the recipients don't know that they fail to run and are killed. [[spoiler:Holmes finds out who was responsible, then proceeds to send ''them'' five orange pips to make them think they're marked for death, or at least that someone is now on to them. The ship they flee on, however, is lost with all hands in a gale before they could ever receive the message.]]

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** "The Five Orange Pips" - [[SelfExplanatory The five orange pips]] are sent by TheKlan, but since and the recipients don't know that they fail to run and are have the choice between fleeing or being killed. [[spoiler:Holmes finds out who was responsible, then proceeds to send ''them'' five orange pips to make them think they're marked for death, or at least that someone is now on to them. The ship they flee on, however, is lost with all hands in a gale before they could ever receive the message.]]


* Spoofed in ''HarkAVagrant'' [[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=281 here]] (second comic), where a group of [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster gangsters]] give a man the Black Spot, to which he responds "[[WrongGenreSavvy You've mixed up genres]]."

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* Spoofed in ''HarkAVagrant'' ''Webcomic/HarkAVagrant'' [[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=281 here]] (second comic), where a group of [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster gangsters]] give a man the Black Spot, to which he responds "[[WrongGenreSavvy You've mixed up genres]]."


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* ''{{Claymore}}'' inverts this trope: The black spot is a cue for the receiving Claymore to go mercy-kill another Claymore. Sent BY the Claymore who wants to die, no less.

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* ''{{Claymore}}'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' inverts this trope: The black spot is a cue for the receiving Claymore to go mercy-kill another Claymore. Sent BY the Claymore who wants to die, no less.


* In an issue of ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' where one of Constantine's friends finds himself stalked by characters from fiction, he is warned of his fate by Blind Pew from ''TreasureIsland'' slipping him the black spot (see Literature examples below).

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* In an issue of ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' where one of Constantine's friends finds himself stalked by characters from fiction, he is warned of his fate by Blind Pew from ''TreasureIsland'' ''Literature/TreasureIsland'' slipping him the black spot (see Literature examples below).spot.



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* The golden bullet from ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', which is sent to James Bond to let him know he's being targeted by Scaramanga. [[spoiler: It's a fake clue meant to get MI:6 investigating the assassin.]]

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