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"I did not have homicidal tendencies with that man!”"
- Bill Clinton

Murder at Midnight is an online Play by Post RP murder mystery game made by Chernobyl426 on the Facepunch Forums. The game is based on suspicion and guessing who can be the killer in town.

The players, called the Citizens, must guess and deal with the effects of their choices by their accusations. Each Citizen could be the killer and the crowd must work together to find out who is the Murderer. Every 24 hours in Real Life, a player gets killed by the killer, then the players must decide who can be the Murderer by a voting process. If the most voted citizen gets executed and he or she wasn't the killer then the game continues, rinse and repeat. If the players all get killed by the Murderer then the Murderer automatically wins the game. There have been 6 seasons so far. It is currently on hiatus.

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Part of the Facepunch RP Group. A character page exists for this RP.


Murder at Midnight contains examples of:

  • Ancient Conspiracy: A fairly modern one in the 50s. The cult, later forming an organization named Applewhite, has ties with the U.S. Government, overlapping with Government Conspiracy.
  • Anyone Can Die: Seeing how this is a Murder game and the killer can kill anyone he/she wants via PM to GM, this is a given.
  • Always Murder: Each citizen gets killed by the Murderer at midnight, no one is safe.
  • The Alcoholic: Vanolo starts to drink after events go bad, made even worse after Abraham dies. It's described in detail that he looks like a mess.
  • Big Bad: The Murderers in general. Particularly Adrian McCaffery in Season 1, John Doe, and Jeff Hill in Season 2, Hitler in Season 3, Cameron Knoll in Season 4, Christopher Jenkins in Season 5 and Fredric McNarin in Season 4
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  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Season 2 had two Murderers on the loose instead of one.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: The killers can play out like this pretending to be a nice person so they can get suspicion off their backs.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Season 2. John Doe is dead, Jeff Hill was apprehended and executed thanks to the Citizens. However, a handful of people that investigated the events were victims such as Abraham Ali and Kurt Green along with a few innocent citizens. Season 4 ends on the same note with some survivors, but it's revealed the killings could have been prevented had Roman voted for Knoll instead of Poinxsquad.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Most of the deaths play out like this.
  • Crusading Lawyer: Abraham Ali is this in Season 2. He does his best to help solve the murders and even knew one of the citizens by work experience before the events of Season 2 happened.
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  • Cool Old Guy: While David Rockefeller hardly has some cool characteristics, he does have the sense to suspect Adrian for having a deranged comic book outlook on life.
  • Continuity Nod: Minor in Season 2 where the Citizens mentioned the McCaffery murder case. Turns to a greater degree when Season 4 comes around where rumors around the U.S. spread about the latest events.
  • Dem Bones: Vanolo is known for being a guy with no skin or muscles seen. He states that his skin and muscles simply merged with his skeleton.
  • Deep South: Kenny Wallace in Season 4, and he's damn proud of it.
  • Dwindling Party: The main concept of the game is that if there is only one innocent left then the killer wins. Saying the last victim's death with every detail.
  • Downer Ending: Season 1, Despite the Citizens' efforts, Adrian McCaffery kills everyone and gets away scot-free.
  • Everyone Is a Suspect: Potentially anyone could be the killer, even the local good guys trying to solve the murder are this.
  • Frame-Up: A killer strategy used frequently then later playing a major part of the plot when Knoll is getting set up by the killer in Season 4. Turns out that was what he was going for the whole time.
  • Game Show: The premise of Season 4 plays out like the typical show, only it's still a murder spree.
  • Gorn: Lots, lots of it in text form.
  • Hero of Another Story: Players aren't obligated to talk to one another and can be playing at their own story.
  • Historical-Domain Character: Bill Clinton and Kim Jong-Un in Season 1 and the theme of Season 3.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: August Green has the fortunate chance to take a bite out of an unknown fried food creation made by someone unknown. That creation happened to be Alfie. Green wasn't expecting that sort of surprise after the reveal, responding with a simple "oh."
  • Infant Immortality: Averted, for Alfie and Rusty Onehundred.
  • Internal Consistency: The events of Season 1 are mentioned in Season 2 by the Citizens.
  • Karma Houdini: Adrian McCaffery was the killer all along and has killed everyone that partook the scenes, getting away without any arrest or trial.
  • Kill 'em All: The outcome of Season 1 excluding Adrian McCaffery.
  • Lighter and Softer: Season 3 appeared to be this in the beginning.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Applewhite is this to every killer throughout the series.
  • Number Two: Vanolo is this to Abraham when the first murder occurred, forming a partnership. Both investigate the murders as Abraham talks with the other citizens while Vanolo goes behind the scenes.
  • Prequel: Season 3 takes place before the events of 1 and 2, chronologically making Hitler the first killer in the series.
  • Private Detective: Vanolo develops into one by the time Season 4 has rolled around due to the reason he was partially responsible for exposing Jeff Hill's true nature.
  • Reality TV Show Mansion: The main setting of Season 4, it's not really a mansion just a big tall apartment building. It does fit the bill though.
  • Red Herring: People who have could have a Dark and Troubled Past or just a grim background can be this to the players until the killer gets to them first.
  • Revision: Because Bill Clinton didn't die in Season 3, changes were made to make Season 3 a prequel to the previous 2 seasons.
  • The Speechless: Gordon Freeman (Yes, that one) never speaks whenever he has the chance and is seen to only write notes to people instead of simply talking.
  • Signature Style: Every murderer so far has one: Adrian McCaffery uses a diaper to incapacitate victims, either deep frying them or butchering them then hiding the parts. John Doe would kill a victim based on their lifestyle or background. Jeff Hill would leave a note each time he kills while blending with the Citizens. Cameron Knoll would frame himself so he can be declared innocent by most Citizens, killing victims while also framing others to confuse them all.
  • Split Personality: It's revealed Adrian McCaffery suffers this before the events have started in Season 1.
  • Two Dun It: John Doe and Jeff Hill in Season 2.
  • The Underworld: People who are victims usually get sent there after death, it's actually not a bad place according to the victims' reactions.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: The first ones that kick the bucket early in the game, obviously.
  • Would Hurt a Child: More like kill a child, just ask Alfie or Rusty Onehundred.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: One character suspected others such as Alfie just because he was a baby and that babies are usually ones that can't be suspected, that wasn't the case with Alfie.
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