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Fanfic / Manipulation

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A NUMB3RS story by Ecri that deals with Don and the team struggling to solve a series of murders, which is even more complicated when Charlie gets blamed for it.

Don and his team have to find a way to clear Charlie's name and find the real culprit behind the murders, but everything is as it seems.

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It was completed on November 20, 2006.

Tropes for this fic include:

  • Blackmail: Don is blackmailed into giving information to the Big Bad to ensure Charlie's safety.
  • Clear Their Name: Don and the team try to clear Charlie of the murders.
  • Heroic BSoD: both Don and Charlie go through, this as Charlie faces getting beaten up in prison and Don gets blackmailed to ensure his brother's safety.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Non-fatal version as Don takes a bullet for Charlie when Buchmann shoots at him when he aims and Charlie but he manages to survive.
  • One-Word Title: Manipulation.
  • Taking the Bullet: Don takes a bullet for Charlie when one of the men who took them shoots at Charlie and Don jumps in front of Charlie and is shot but he survives.