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  • 10-03-2021 10:12am
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    Registered Users Posts: 670 ✭✭✭ redmgar


    Whats the biggest indicators / cliches in a murder mystery of the identity of the culprit?

    One I notice is, when the profile of the actor of a supporting character is higher than other supporting actors


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  • Registered Users Posts: 68,333 ✭✭✭✭ seamus


    When one character in particular is portrayed as the underdog - the nice guy who is sidelined by the other characters and lives in their shadows. Usually a sibling or a friend of the victim.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭ flasher0030


    If they're a husband!!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ nottalking2u


    It's the main antagonist slowly realizing something about themself throughout the film.


  • Registered Users Posts: 670 ✭✭✭ redmgar


    They make a throwaway comment about a friend who died years ago, they were more than not involved in their death.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ nottalking2u


    There is a somewhat obvious other suspect who is actually not involved but takes the focus off the real culprit.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 670 ✭✭✭ redmgar


    The “Really, Really Nice Person”


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ nottalking2u


    redmgar wrote: »
    The “Really, Really Nice Person”

    Or seem really really stupid/incompetent.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ nottalking2u


    There is a somewhat obvious other suspect.

    And also they've been a suspect initially but were ruled out quickly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,946 ✭✭✭✭ alchemist33


    They're somebody's underling


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ nottalking2u


    They're somebody's underling

    But can also be an authority figure, in a position of trust.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,824 ✭✭✭ Falthyron


    If somebody is using a smartphone other than an iPhone.


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