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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The short story "The Kidnapped Prime Minister", set in 1919 and written in 1925, is about Poirot having to find the titular kidnapped Prime Minister before the Versailles negotiations start, because if he is not present then the treaty might be 'too lenient'. Of course in hindsight it's generally thought now that the harshness of the Versailles treaty played a major role in the rise of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.


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* HarsherInHindsight: The short story "The Kidnapped Prime Minister", set in 1919 and written in 1925, is about Poirot having to find the titular kidnapped Prime Minister before the Versailles negotiations start, because if he is not present then the treaty might be 'too lenient'. Of course in hindsight it's generally thought now that the harshness of the Versailles treaty played a major role in the rise of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
** Also possibly a case of ArtisticLicenseHistory; the real driver for a punitive treaty was France, whose northern countryside had been ravaged by four years of trench warfare, and who had earlier been embarrassed by their defeat in the Franco-Prussian War.


* AwesomeMusic: [[spoiler:Invoked]] in "Yellow Iris", where the [[spoiler:attempted]] murderer [[spoiler:arranges for]] the performance of a superb singer (with the lights down) so they could go unnoticed while committing the crime.

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[spoiler:Invoked]] in "Yellow Iris", where the [[spoiler:attempted]] murderer [[spoiler:arranges for]] the performance of a superb singer (with the lights down) so they could go unnoticed while committing the crime.



* CrowningMomentOfFunny: In a reference to Literature/SherlockHolmes' adventure ''The Yellow Face'', a story has Poirot request Hastings to do something similar to what Holmes asks Watson at the end of the story. Hastings ends up pulling out the warning minutes later.


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* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: In a reference to Literature/SherlockHolmes' adventure ''The Yellow Face'', a story has Poirot request Hastings to do something similar to what Holmes asks Watson at the end of the story. Hastings ends up pulling out the warning minutes later.

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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: In a reference to Literature/SherlockHolmes' adventure ''The Yellow Face'', a story has Poirot request Hastings to do something similar to what Holmes asks Watson at the end of the story. Hastings ends up pulling out the warning minutes later.


* CompleteMonster: [[Literature/TheABCMurders ABC]] and [[Literature/{{Curtain}} Mr. X]]. See those pages for details.

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* CompleteMonster: [[Literature/TheABCMurders [[YMMV/TheABCMurders ABC]] and [[Literature/{{Curtain}} & [[YMMV/{{Curtain}} Mr. X]]. See those pages for details.


* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: To a point. Metacritic has given the games based on the series mediocre reviews: ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'' was given a score of [[http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/agatha-christie-murder-on-the-orient-express 60 out of 100]] (though the only saving grace is having David Suchet of the ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' TV series voice the titular character in spite of the fact that the protagonist you control is female); ''Literature/EvilUnderTheSun'' was given scores of [[http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/agatha-christie-evil-under-the-sun 66 for the PC version]] and [[http://www.metacritic.com/game/wii/agatha-christie-evil-under-the-sun 46 for the Wii version]]; and ''Literature/TheABCMurders'' was given [[http://www.metacritic.com/game/ds/agatha-christie-the-abc-murders a score of 53]].

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: To a point. Metacritic has given the games based on the series mediocre reviews: ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'' was given a score of [[http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/agatha-christie-murder-on-the-orient-express 60 out of 100]] (though the only saving grace is having David Suchet Creator/DavidSuchet of the ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' TV series voice the titular character in spite of the fact that the protagonist you control is female); ''Literature/EvilUnderTheSun'' was given scores of [[http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/agatha-christie-evil-under-the-sun 66 for the PC version]] and [[http://www.metacritic.com/game/wii/agatha-christie-evil-under-the-sun 46 for the Wii version]]; and ''Literature/TheABCMurders'' was given [[http://www.metacritic.com/game/ds/agatha-christie-the-abc-murders a score of 53]].


* RecycledScript: Some of Poirot's adventures are so good, other characters copy them.

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* RecycledScript: Some of Poirot's adventures are so good, other characters copy them. Done by Poirot himself in "The Plymouth Express" and "Mystery of the Blue Train".


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** Plus the accusations were being spread by a seedy tabloid newspaper, so it's not as if [[AssholeVictim they were on the up and up either]].

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: ''Third Girl'' attempts to deal with Swinging London youth culture, to somewhat questionable effect.


* OldShame: Believe it or not, Poirot was this for Creature/AgathaChristie, who got tired of writing his novels, describing him in 1930 as "insufferable" and in 1960 as a "detestable, bombastic, tiresome, ego-centric little creep". However, since she saw how popular the character was, she felt the obligation to continue giving his fans more Poirot stories, which she did until 1975, one year before her death.


* OldShame: elieve it or not, Poirot was this for Creature/AgathaChristie, who got tired of writing his novels, describing him in 1930 as "insufferable" and in 1960 as a "detestable, bombastic, tiresome, ego-centric little creep". However, since she saw how popular the character was, she felt the obligation to continue giving his fans more Poirot stories, which she did until 1975, one year before her death.

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* OldShame: elieve Believe it or not, Poirot was this for Creature/AgathaChristie, who got tired of writing his novels, describing him in 1930 as "insufferable" and in 1960 as a "detestable, bombastic, tiresome, ego-centric little creep". However, since she saw how popular the character was, she felt the obligation to continue giving his fans more Poirot stories, which she did until 1975, one year before her death.

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* OldShame: elieve it or not, Poirot was this for Creature/AgathaChristie, who got tired of writing his novels, describing him in 1930 as "insufferable" and in 1960 as a "detestable, bombastic, tiresome, ego-centric little creep". However, since she saw how popular the character was, she felt the obligation to continue giving his fans more Poirot stories, which she did until 1975, one year before her death.


* ViewersInMourning: Poirot is the only fictional character to have received an obituary in the ''New York Times''. (At least one paper did an obit for [[Literature/NewJediOrder Chewbacca]]).

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* ViewersInMourning: Poirot is the only fictional character to have received an obituary in the ''New York Times''. (At least one paper did an obit for [[Literature/NewJediOrder Chewbacca]]).Times'' when he died.


* AwesomeMusic: [[spoiler:Invoked]] in "Yellow Iris", where the [[spoiler:attempted]] murderer [[spoiler:arranges for]] the performance of a superb singer (with the lights down) so [[spoiler:he]] could go unnoticed while committing the crime.

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* AwesomeMusic: [[spoiler:Invoked]] in "Yellow Iris", where the [[spoiler:attempted]] murderer [[spoiler:arranges for]] the performance of a superb singer (with the lights down) so [[spoiler:he]] they could go unnoticed while committing the crime.

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* AwesomeMusic: [[spoiler:Invoked]] in "Yellow Iris", where the [[spoiler:attempted]] murderer [[spoiler:arranges for]] the performance of a superb singer (with the lights down) so [[spoiler:he]] could go unnoticed while committing the crime.

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* AwesomeEgo: Poirot constantly praises his own intelligence. Christie eventually came to find it annoying, but the fans didn't. He really ''is'' very smart, and he also says that his boasting serves to throw people off, because the English believe that "a fellow who thinks as much of himself as that cannot be worth much."


* ViewersInMourning: Poirot is the only fictional character to have received an obituary in the ''New York Times''. (At least one paper did an obit for [[NewJediOrder Chewbacca]]).

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* ViewersInMourning: Poirot is the only fictional character to have received an obituary in the ''New York Times''. (At least one paper did an obit for [[NewJediOrder [[Literature/NewJediOrder Chewbacca]]).

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