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This game should not be confused with [[Literature/TheBlackDahlia the novel]] by James Ellroy, or with the latter's [[Film/TheBlackDahlia film adaptation]]. It is also not related to the 1946 FilmNoir ''Film/TheBlueDahlia''.

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This game [[SimilarlyNamedWorks should not be confused confused]] with [[Literature/TheBlackDahlia the novel]] by James Ellroy, or with the latter's [[Film/TheBlackDahlia film adaptation]]. It is also not related to the 1946 FilmNoir ''Film/TheBlueDahlia''.


This game should not be confused with [[Literature/TheBlackDahlia the novel]] by James Ellroy, or with the latter's [[Film/TheBlackDahlia film adaptation]].

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This game should not be confused with [[Literature/TheBlackDahlia the novel]] by James Ellroy, or with the latter's [[Film/TheBlackDahlia film adaptation]].
adaptation]]. It is also not related to the 1946 FilmNoir ''Film/TheBlueDahlia''.


''Black Dahlia'' is easily, in terms of scope, one of the greatest adventure games ever made; featuring a huge cast of characters and a complex, epic plot that spans over several years. A comparatively more believable storyline than ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'', Take 2's other noted FullMotionVideo AdventureGame, although it doesn't boast as illustrious a cast list, with "just" Creator/DennisHopper and Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind's Teri Garr.

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''Black Dahlia'' is easily, in terms of scope, one of the greatest adventure games ever made; featuring a huge cast of characters and a complex, epic plot that spans over several years. A comparatively more believable storyline than ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'', Take 2's other noted FullMotionVideo AdventureGame, although it doesn't boast as illustrious a cast list, with "just" Creator/DennisHopper and Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind's Teri Garr.
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* ArtifactOfDoom: The Dahlia.

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Alice]].

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Detective Merylo
* JurisdictionFriction: Invoked very heavily
* KavorkaMan: It's hard to say if Winslow is an example of this trope, or if he is TheCasanova.
** Al King, however, is definitely one.
* MotorMouth: Private Benjamin J. Schwartz.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr Heinrich Eisenstadt
* MoreThanMindControl

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* %%* JurisdictionFriction: Invoked very heavily
* %%* KavorkaMan: It's hard to say if Winslow is an example of this trope, or if he is TheCasanova.
** %%** Al King, however, is definitely one.
* %%* MotorMouth: Private Benjamin J. Schwartz.
* %%* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr Heinrich Eisenstadt
* %%* MoreThanMindControl



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler: Winslow.]]

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* SerialKiller: "The Torso Killer".

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* SolveTheSoupCans: Most of the game's puzzles qualify as this.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Von Hess is the very first example on this trope's page.

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* %%* ThoseWackyNazis: Von Hess is the very first example on this trope's page.



* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler: Winslow]] to Von Hess, in the scene that establishes the former as the game's BigBad.

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* %%* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler: Winslow]] to Von Hess, in the scene that establishes the former as the game's BigBad.


* BlondGuysAreEvil: [[spoiler: Winslow]] is this trope.



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* UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo: Set just before and after America's involvement.



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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]] [[spoiler: Both of them, although if you do the right thing, you at least get the satisfaction that you saved the world]].

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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]] DownerEnding [[spoiler: Both of them, although if you do the right thing, you at least get the satisfaction that you saved the world]].


'''Black Dahlia''' is an AdventureGame released by ''Take 2'' in 1998. The story begins in Cleveland in 1941, where a brutal serial-killer known as "The Torso Killer" terrorises the population. The main character of the game, Jim Pearson has recently been assigned to the COI - "Co-ordinator Of Information"- unit. Jim's first mission is to investigate a complaint from a businessman who claims that one of his former employees left subversive propaganda at his factory. During the investigation Jim learns about The Black Dahlia; a mysterious artifact that according to legend will grant whoever possesses it the power to rule the world. It soon becomes evident that The Dahlia is somehow linked to "The Torso Killer".

'''Black Dahlia''' is easily, in terms of scope, one of the greatest adventure games ever made; featuring a huge cast of characters and a complex, epic plot that spans over several years. A comparatively more believable storyline than ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'', Take 2's other noted FullMotionVideo AdventureGame, although it doesn't boast as illustrious a cast list, with "just" Creator/DennisHopper and Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind's Teri Garr.

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'''Black Dahlia''' ''Black Dahlia'' is an AdventureGame released by ''Take 2'' in 1998. The story begins in Cleveland in 1941, where a brutal serial-killer known as "The Torso Killer" terrorises the population. The main character of the game, Jim Pearson has recently been assigned to the COI - "Co-ordinator Of Information"- unit. Jim's first mission is to investigate a complaint from a businessman who claims that one of his former employees left subversive propaganda at his factory. During the investigation Jim learns about The Black Dahlia; a mysterious artifact that according to legend will grant whoever possesses it the power to rule the world. It soon becomes evident that The Dahlia is somehow linked to "The Torso Killer".

'''Black Dahlia''' ''Black Dahlia'' is easily, in terms of scope, one of the greatest adventure games ever made; featuring a huge cast of characters and a complex, epic plot that spans over several years. A comparatively more believable storyline than ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'', Take 2's other noted FullMotionVideo AdventureGame, although it doesn't boast as illustrious a cast list, with "just" Creator/DennisHopper and Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind's Teri Garr.


'''Black Dahlia''' is easily, in terms of scope, one of the greatest adventure games ever made; featuring a huge cast of characters and a complex, epic plot that spans over several years. A comparatively more believable storyline than {{Ripper}}, Take 2's other noted FullMotionVideo AdventureGame, although it doesn't boast as illustrious a cast list, with "just" Creator/DennisHopper and Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind's Teri Garr.

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'''Black Dahlia''' is easily, in terms of scope, one of the greatest adventure games ever made; featuring a huge cast of characters and a complex, epic plot that spans over several years. A comparatively more believable storyline than {{Ripper}}, ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'', Take 2's other noted FullMotionVideo AdventureGame, although it doesn't boast as illustrious a cast list, with "just" Creator/DennisHopper and Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind's Teri Garr.


The game should not be confused with the novel by James Ellroy.

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The This game should not be confused with [[Literature/TheBlackDahlia the novel novel]] by James Ellroy.
Ellroy, or with the latter's [[Film/TheBlackDahlia film adaptation]].


* WorldWarTwo: Set just before and after America's involvement.

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* WorldWarTwo: UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo: Set just before and after America's involvement.


'''Black Dahlia''' is easily, in terms of scope, one of the greatest adventure games ever made; featuring a huge cast of characters and a complex, epic plot that spans over several years. A comparatively more believable storyline than {{Ripper}}, Take 2's other noted FullMotionVideo AdventureGame, although it doesn't boast as illustrious a cast list, with "just" Creator/DennisHopper and CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind's Teri Garr.

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'''Black Dahlia''' is easily, in terms of scope, one of the greatest adventure games ever made; featuring a huge cast of characters and a complex, epic plot that spans over several years. A comparatively more believable storyline than {{Ripper}}, Take 2's other noted FullMotionVideo AdventureGame, although it doesn't boast as illustrious a cast list, with "just" Creator/DennisHopper and CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind's Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind's Teri Garr.



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'''Black Dahlia''' is easily, in terms of scope, one of the greatest adventure games ever made; featuring a huge cast of characters and a complex, epic plot that spans over several years. A comparatively more believable storyline than {{Ripper}}, Take 2's other noted FullMotionVideo AdventureGame, although it doesn't boast as illustrious a cast list, with "just" DennisHopper and CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind's Teri Garr.

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'''Black Dahlia''' is easily, in terms of scope, one of the greatest adventure games ever made; featuring a huge cast of characters and a complex, epic plot that spans over several years. A comparatively more believable storyline than {{Ripper}}, Take 2's other noted FullMotionVideo AdventureGame, although it doesn't boast as illustrious a cast list, with "just" DennisHopper Creator/DennisHopper and CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind's Teri Garr.

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