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* PlayedForLaughs on ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''--[[TheSnarkKnight Daria]] is tasked with bringing her crush, [[TheSlacker Trent]], his notebook of song lyrics for a gig. She takes a look inside:
-->"[[WordSaladLyrics My heart is like an open wound/That reads the tea leaves of its doom]]." [[FlatWhat What]]. "[[{{Dissimile}} Soothe me with redemption's love/Like a heat-proof kitchen glove]]." God, I hope this is a first draft.

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* PlayedForLaughs on ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''--[[TheSnarkKnight Daria]] ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''--Daria is tasked with bringing her crush, [[TheSlacker Trent]], Trent, his notebook of song lyrics for a gig. She takes a look inside:
-->"[[WordSaladLyrics My -->"My heart is like an open wound/That reads the tea leaves of its doom]].doom." [[FlatWhat What]]. "[[{{Dissimile}} Soothe What. "Soothe me with redemption's love/Like a heat-proof kitchen glove]].glove." God, I hope this is a first draft.


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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', on the Hatamoto Family arc, one member of the family draws sketches of his recently married cousin. [[spoiler:He's the murderer, as he hated his grandfather for refusing to allow him to marry her ''and'' her fiance for taking her away, and killed the former and tried to frame the latter]].



* In ''Manga/PrivateActress'', Fuyuka Sakuragi was a talented artist before dying in messy circumstances. Shiho checks on her sketchbook to see if there are clues about it. [[spoiler: She finds many, ''many'' pictures of the local AlphaBitch Kana, who ''happens'' to be Fuyuka's killer.]]



* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', on the Hatamoto Family arc, one member of the family draws sketches of his recently married cousin. [[spoiler:He's the murderer, as he hated his grandfather for refusing to allow him to marry her ''and'' her fiance for taking her away, and killed the former and tried to frame the latter]].
* In ''Manga/PrivateActress'', Fuyuka Sakuragi was a talented artist before dying in messy circumstances. Shiho checks on her sketchbook to see if there are clues about it. [[spoiler: She finds many, ''many'' pictures of the local AlphaBitch Kana, who ''happens'' to be Fuyuka's killer.]]
* In ''Anime/YourName'' Taki, while Mitsyha, observes her home town of Itomori, and sketches it. He uses those sketches later in his search for the town, and a former resident recognizes it from them.



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* Seymour in ''ComicBook/GhostWorld'' discovers Enid's sketchbook at one point, and feels crushed when he sees a portrait of himself portrayed as depressing and alone.
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* The well-known movie sketchbook and the one in the picture belongs to Jack Dawson. In ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', Rose first sees Jack as he is sketching on the deck, and he shows her some of the drawings. Later, there is the famous scene where she requests that Jack sketch her in the nude (her, not Jack).

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* The well-known movie sketchbook In ''Anime/YourName'' Taki, while Mitsyha, observes her home town of Itomori, and sketches it. He uses those sketches later in his search for the one in town, and a former resident recognizes it from them.
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* At
the picture belongs to Jack Dawson. In ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', Rose first sees Jack as he end of ''Film/AmericanPsycho'', Patrick Bateman's secretary finds his planner, which is sketching on the deck, filled with horrifying sketches of women being tortured, maimed and he shows her some of the drawings. Later, there is the famous scene where she requests that Jack sketch her in the nude (her, not Jack).dismembered.



* ''Film/TheMaidenHeist'' has three museum guard main characters who are all obsessed with their respective favourite art pieces, and manifest this in different ways. Charles (Creator/MorganFreeman), sketches and paints reproductions and studies of the Dutch Golden-age Baroque Vermeer-seque painting "Young Woman With Cats", and his apartment wall his covered with such work.



* In the Creator/LiamNeeson-starring thriller ''Film/{{Unknown 2011}}'', Martin Harris seeks shelter in Gina the taxi driver's house. He sees a sketchbook and begins to look at it, but she snaps at him and snatches the sketchbook back.
* Seymour in ''ComicBook/GhostWorld'' discovers Enid's sketchbook at one point, and feels crushed when he sees a portrait of himself portrayed as depressing and alone.
* At the end of ''Film/AmericanPsycho'', Patrick Bateman's secretary finds his planner, which is filled with horrifying sketches of women being tortured, maimed and dismembered.
* The movie ''Film/{{Spiral}}'' features an introverted artist who obsesses over a woman and draws her over and over again.
* ''Film/TheLovelyBones''- The sketchbook gives away Susie's murderer when her sister sees it.



* In ''Film/TheWayBack'', artist Tomasz trades erotic sketches with thugs for food in the Gulag. During the long trek, he never stops drawing, and does several sketches of Irena (the orphaned Polish girl they pick up along the way) [[BeautifulDreamer as she sleeps]]. Towards the tail-end of the journey, the surviving team members go over his drawings and reminisce. [[spoiler: Tomasz dies, and is buried with his pencil hanging from the cross that marks his grave.]]

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* In ''Film/TheWayBack'', artist Tomasz trades erotic ''Film/TheLovelyBones''- The sketchbook gives away Susie's murderer when her sister sees it.
* ''Film/TheMaidenHeist'' has three museum guard main characters who are all obsessed with their respective favourite art pieces, and manifest this in different ways. Charles (Creator/MorganFreeman),
sketches with thugs for food in the Gulag. During the long trek, he never stops drawing, and does several sketches of Irena (the orphaned Polish girl they pick up along the way) [[BeautifulDreamer as she sleeps]]. Towards the tail-end paints reproductions and studies of the journey, the surviving team members go over Dutch Golden-age Baroque Vermeer-seque painting "Young Woman With Cats", and his drawings and reminisce. [[spoiler: Tomasz dies, and is buried apartment wall his covered with his pencil hanging from the cross that marks his grave.]]such work.



* The movie ''Film/{{Spiral}}'' features an introverted artist who obsesses over a woman and draws her over and over again.



* The well-known movie sketchbook and the one in the picture belongs to Jack Dawson. In ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'', Rose first sees Jack as he is sketching on the deck, and he shows her some of the drawings. Later, there is the famous scene where she requests that Jack sketch her in the nude (her, not Jack).
* In the Creator/LiamNeeson-starring thriller ''Film/{{Unknown|2011}}'', Martin Harris seeks shelter in Gina the taxi driver's house. He sees a sketchbook and begins to look at it, but she snaps at him and snatches the sketchbook back.
* In ''Film/TheWayBack'', artist Tomasz trades erotic sketches with thugs for food in the Gulag. During the long trek, he never stops drawing, and does several sketches of Irena (the orphaned Polish girl they pick up along the way) [[BeautifulDreamer as she sleeps]]. Towards the tail-end of the journey, the surviving team members go over his drawings and reminisce. [[spoiler: Tomasz dies, and is buried with his pencil hanging from the cross that marks his grave.]]



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* In an episode of ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor temporarily becomes human and dreams of his adventures as a Time Lord, drawing/recording them in a journal.
** Earlier on, an artist in a French cafe spontaneously sketches the Doctor's beautiful Time Lady companion, Romana. The final sketch shows her with a clock for a head, which the Doctor comments is a good likeness.
* In the ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' episode ''I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For'', Ellie sees some art that Jimmy's been working on and notices pictures of the shooting. Ellie compliments Jimmy's drawings at lunch, saying she has discovered a different and disturbing side of him. Jimmy reveals that he took up drawing recently to pass the time. In class, Jimmy gets an email from Ellie talking about a Horror Comics of the 1950's convention. After they go he tells her that he draws what he imagines when he closes his eyes, as he can say everything that he needs to say with a pen and paper.

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[[folder:Live Action Television]]
* In an episode of ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor temporarily becomes human and dreams of his adventures as a Time Lord, drawing/recording them in a journal.
** Earlier on, an artist in a French cafe spontaneously sketches the Doctor's beautiful Time Lady companion, Romana. The final sketch shows her with a clock for a head, which the Doctor comments is a good likeness.
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* In the ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' episode ''I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For'', Ellie sees some art that Jimmy's been working on and notices pictures of the shooting. Ellie compliments Jimmy's drawings at lunch, saying she has discovered a different and disturbing side of him. Jimmy reveals that he took up drawing recently to pass the time. In class, Jimmy gets an email from Ellie talking about a Horror Comics of the 1950's convention. After they go he tells her that he draws what he imagines when he closes his eyes, as he can say everything that he needs to say with a pen and paper. paper.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath "City of Death"]]: An artist in a French café spontaneously sketches the Doctor's beautiful Time Lady companion, Romana. The final sketch shows her with a clock for a head, which the Doctor comments is a good likeness.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature "Human Nature"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood "The Family of Blood"]]: The Doctor temporarily [[HumanityEnsues becomes human]] and dreams of his adventures as a Time Lord, drawing/recording them in a journal.



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* In ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'', Piro accidentally leaves his sketchbook behind in a comic-store, and a girl finds it and tries to return it to him, apparently falling for him in the process - it's mostly filled with manga-style drawings, and she admires the emotional way he draws his female characters. (She gets mostly forgotten by the story when things pick up between Piro and his future girlfriend, though.)
** The story remembers her again later... she now stars in her own sideplot with her own magical girl antics.
* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Caliborn, with his own [[HeManWomanHater straw-misogynist]] [[StylisticSuck god-awful]] [[ShowWithinAShow webcomic]].
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* Chidori's sketchbook, although never explicitly shown inside, is a gauge of her personality in ''VideoGame/Persona3''. When she's first introduced, she's drawing an abstract picture, and claims that nobody else would be able to understand it. [[spoiler: After her death, Junpei looks inside her sketchbook, and finds that it is filled with drawings of him.]]



* The 1980s video game ''TheEidolon'' has a sketchbook for a manual, showing illustrations of the various creatures and traps encountered by the last person to use the eidolon.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', the Avatar's supports with [[ReligiousBruiser Libra]] involve them discussing his artistic talent and the contents of his sketchbook.

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* The 1980s video game ''TheEidolon'' ''VideoGame/TheEidolon'' has a sketchbook for a manual, showing illustrations of the various creatures and traps encountered by the last person to use the eidolon.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', the Avatar's supports with [[ReligiousBruiser Libra]] involve them discussing his artistic talent and the contents of his sketchbook. sketchbook.
* Chidori's sketchbook, although never explicitly shown inside, is a gauge of her personality in ''VideoGame/Persona3''. When she's first introduced, she's drawing an abstract picture, and claims that nobody else would be able to understand it. [[spoiler: After her death, Junpei looks inside her sketchbook, and finds that it is filled with drawings of him.]]


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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Caliborn, with his own [[HeManWomanHater straw-misogynist]] [[StylisticSuck god-awful]] [[ShowWithinAShow webcomic]].
* In ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'', Piro accidentally leaves his sketchbook behind in a comic-store, and a girl finds it and tries to return it to him, apparently falling for him in the process - it's mostly filled with manga-style drawings, and she admires the emotional way he draws his female characters. (She gets mostly forgotten by the story when things pick up between Piro and his future girlfriend, though.)
** The story remembers her again later... she now stars in her own sideplot with her own magical girl antics.
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* In a season 2 episode of ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', Sherlock figures out that Moriarty has secretly been sending out codes to her former lieutenant by hiding them in a series of portrait sketches. This later proves to be a crucial clue in solving the mystery of the episode.


The Significant Sketchbook can also be significant in any other number of ways - it could be a MacGuffin (like the Grail diary was in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''). It could reveal a hidden detail that the hero didn't earlier know about the central quest or adventure, when inspected by another character who spots what the hero always missed. In some more visual storytelling mediums such as film, TV and comic books, the sketchbook could serve as a notebook in which a character may record clues or observations, but pictures always look nicer than just lines of words. Generally, this is with a sketchbook or with pictures and drawings in a notebook, but occassionally happens with lines of code or cryptic words mixed in with the drawings.

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The Significant Sketchbook can also be significant in any other number of ways - it could be a MacGuffin (like the Grail diary was in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''). It could reveal a hidden detail that the hero didn't earlier know about the central quest or adventure, when inspected by another character who spots what the hero always missed. In some more visual storytelling mediums such as film, TV and comic books, the sketchbook could serve as a notebook in which a character may record clues or observations, but pictures always look nicer than just lines of words. Generally, this is with a sketchbook or with pictures and drawings in a notebook, but occassionally occasionally happens with lines of code or cryptic words mixed in with the drawings.



* ''Manga/LoveHina'' has the main character Keitaro own a sketchbook in which he draws pictures of beautiful girls, including his {{harem|Genre}}. One of the girls, upon deciding she likes him, sketches a potrait of Keitaro in his book as a gift for him.

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* ''Manga/LoveHina'' has the main character Keitaro own a sketchbook in which he draws pictures of beautiful girls, including his {{harem|Genre}}. One of the girls, upon deciding she likes him, sketches a potrait portrait of Keitaro in his book as a gift for him.



* ''Film/EagleEye'' has Jerry Shaw make sketches of his pet dog, and he puts them up on his wall as the dog lies under the table nonchalant.
* In the Creator/LiamNeeson-starring thriller ''Film/{{Unknown 2011}}'', Martin Harris seeks shelter in Gina the taxi driver's house. He sees a sketchbook and begins to try looking at it, but she snaps at him frustrated and snatches the sketchbook back.

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* ''Film/EagleEye'' has Jerry Shaw make sketches of his pet dog, and he puts them up on his wall as the dog lies under the table nonchalant.
nonchalantly.
* In the Creator/LiamNeeson-starring thriller ''Film/{{Unknown 2011}}'', Martin Harris seeks shelter in Gina the taxi driver's house. He sees a sketchbook and begins to try looking look at it, but she snaps at him frustrated and snatches the sketchbook back.



* In ''Film/TheWayBack'', artist Tomasz trades erotic sketches with thugs for food in the Gulag. During the long trek, he never stops drawing, and does several sketches of Irena (the orphaned Polish girl they pick up along the way) [[BeautifulDreamer as she sleeps]]. Towards the tail-end of the journey, the surviving team members go over his drawings and remininsce. [[spoiler: Tomasz dies, and is buried with his pencil hanging from the cross that marks his grave.]]

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* In ''Film/TheWayBack'', artist Tomasz trades erotic sketches with thugs for food in the Gulag. During the long trek, he never stops drawing, and does several sketches of Irena (the orphaned Polish girl they pick up along the way) [[BeautifulDreamer as she sleeps]]. Towards the tail-end of the journey, the surviving team members go over his drawings and remininsce.reminisce. [[spoiler: Tomasz dies, and is buried with his pencil hanging from the cross that marks his grave.]]


* In the ''{{Degrassi}}'' episode ''I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For'', Ellie sees some art that Jimmy's been working on and notices pictures of the shooting. Ellie compliments Jimmy's drawings at lunch, saying she has discovered a different and disturbing side of him. Jimmy reveals that he took up drawing recently to pass the time. In class, Jimmy gets an email from Ellie talking about a Horror Comics of the 1950's convention. After they go he tells her that he draws what he imagines when he closes his eyes, as he can say everything that he needs to say with a pen and paper.

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* In the ''{{Degrassi}}'' ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' episode ''I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For'', Ellie sees some art that Jimmy's been working on and notices pictures of the shooting. Ellie compliments Jimmy's drawings at lunch, saying she has discovered a different and disturbing side of him. Jimmy reveals that he took up drawing recently to pass the time. In class, Jimmy gets an email from Ellie talking about a Horror Comics of the 1950's convention. After they go he tells her that he draws what he imagines when he closes his eyes, as he can say everything that he needs to say with a pen and paper.


* Chidori's sketchbook, although never explicitly shown inside, is a gauge of her personality in ''VideoGame/Persona3''.

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* Chidori's sketchbook, although never explicitly shown inside, is a gauge of her personality in ''VideoGame/Persona3''. When she's first introduced, she's drawing an abstract picture, and claims that nobody else would be able to understand it. [[spoiler: After her death, Junpei looks inside her sketchbook, and finds that it is filled with drawings of him.]]



-->"[[WordSaladLyrics My heart is like an open wound/That reads the tea leaves of its doom]]." [[FlatWhat What]]. "[[{{Dissimile}} Soothe me with redemption's love/Like a heat-proof kitchen glove]]." G-d, I hope this is a first draft.

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-->"[[WordSaladLyrics My heart is like an open wound/That reads the tea leaves of its doom]]." [[FlatWhat What]]. "[[{{Dissimile}} Soothe me with redemption's love/Like a heat-proof kitchen glove]]." G-d, God, I hope this is a first draft.


* In KamenRiderKabuto, Hiyori spends much of the early episodes doodling in one. Her drawings foreshadow later plot developments.

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* In KamenRiderKabuto, ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'', Hiyori spends much of the early episodes doodling in one. Her drawings foreshadow later plot developments.


* In ''[[TheDemonsLexicon The Demon's Covenant]]'', Mae goes through her boyfriend's sketchbook, and finds that it contains nothing but sketches of her brother.

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* In ''[[TheDemonsLexicon ''[[Literature/TheDemonsLexicon The Demon's Covenant]]'', Mae goes through her boyfriend's sketchbook, and finds that it contains nothing but sketches of her brother.


* And of course ''Manga/{Sketchbook}}'', about the everyday lives and simple joys of the members of a school art club who sketch in their...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin sketch...books]].

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* And of course ''Manga/{Sketchbook}}'', ''Manga/{{Sketchbook}}'', about the everyday lives and simple joys of the members of a school art club who sketch in their...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin sketch...books]].

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* In ''Anime/YourName'' Taki, while Mitsyha, observes her home town of Itomori, and sketches it. He uses those sketches later in his search for the town, and a former resident recognizes it from them.


* Chidori's sketchbook, although never explicitly shown inside, is a gauge of her personality in ''{{Persona3}}''.

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* Chidori's sketchbook, although never explicitly shown inside, is a gauge of her personality in ''{{Persona3}}''.''VideoGame/Persona3''.


* The defendant of case 4 of ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney Apollo Justice'' is a shut-in and a ShrinkingViolet. She uses her sketchbook to indicate moods or subjects.

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* The defendant of case 4 of ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney Apollo Justice'' is a shut-in and a ShrinkingViolet. She uses her sketchbook to indicate moods (instead of actually changing her facial expression) or subjects.

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* Daisy flips through Tim's sketchbook in ''{{Series/Spaced}}'', growing increasingly disturbed as she finds every page filled with violent revenge fantasies about his ex-girlfriend... and finds the last page is a charming sketch of Tim, Daisy and their dog Colin with word "Happiness" written underneath. Aww!


* PlayedForLaughs on ''{{Daria}}''--[[TheSnarkKnight Daria]] is tasked with bringing her crush, [[TheSlacker Trent]], his notebook of song lyrics for a gig. She takes a look inside:

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* PlayedForLaughs on ''{{Daria}}''--[[TheSnarkKnight ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''--[[TheSnarkKnight Daria]] is tasked with bringing her crush, [[TheSlacker Trent]], his notebook of song lyrics for a gig. She takes a look inside:


* ''Film/TheMaidenHeist'' has three museum guard main characters who are all obsessed with their respective favourite art pieces, and manifest this in different ways. Charles (MorganFreeman), sketches and paints reproductions and studies of the Dutch Golden-age Baroque Vermeer-seque painting "Young Woman With Cats", and his apartment wall his covered with such work.

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* ''Film/TheMaidenHeist'' has three museum guard main characters who are all obsessed with their respective favourite art pieces, and manifest this in different ways. Charles (MorganFreeman), (Creator/MorganFreeman), sketches and paints reproductions and studies of the Dutch Golden-age Baroque Vermeer-seque painting "Young Woman With Cats", and his apartment wall his covered with such work.



* In ''The Way Back'', artist Tomasz trades erotic sketches with thugs for food in the Gulag. During the long trek, he never stops drawing, and does several sketches of Irena (the orphaned Polish girl they pick up along the way) [[BeautifulDreamer as she sleeps]]. Towards the tail-end of the journey, the surviving team members go over his drawings and remininsce. [[spoiler: Tomasz dies, and is buried with his pencil hanging from the cross that marks his grave.]]

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* In ''The Way Back'', ''Film/TheWayBack'', artist Tomasz trades erotic sketches with thugs for food in the Gulag. During the long trek, he never stops drawing, and does several sketches of Irena (the orphaned Polish girl they pick up along the way) [[BeautifulDreamer as she sleeps]]. Towards the tail-end of the journey, the surviving team members go over his drawings and remininsce. [[spoiler: Tomasz dies, and is buried with his pencil hanging from the cross that marks his grave.]]



* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', after the turtles flee from New York and hide out on April's old family farm, April draws sketches of the different turtles throughout their stay. When they return to New York she gives one of them to Danny, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero and when the Shredder finds the picture he realizes that the turtles have returned]].

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* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'', after the turtles flee from New York and hide out on April's old family farm, April draws sketches of the different turtles throughout their stay. When they return to New York she gives one of them to Danny, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero and when the Shredder finds the picture he realizes that the turtles have returned]].

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