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At Last, Definitive Proof of the Identity of "True Detective"'s Yellow King

Photo of Sam Adams By Sam Adams | Criticwire March 5, 2014 at 12:43PM

Looking back, it's hard to see how we missed it.
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Remember when Marty Hart talks about "the detective's curse" -- how the solution to a case can be sitting right under your nose and yet be overlooked? Well, turns out that while the Internet has been dissecting weird fiction and Saturnalia, the identity of the show's mysterious Yellow King has been hiding in plain sight all along. Fortunately, YouTube user "Kyle" has gathered the evidence and put together a fairly unassailable argument. Guess that's one less mystery to solve. (Thanks to supersleuth Danny Bowes for pointing this out to me.)

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