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4th Aug '17 1:42:29 PM totoofze47
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* In an arc of ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'', planted evidence makes everyone believe Koro-sensei is an underwear thief, causing his students' trust in him to dwindle. However, some of those students eventually catch on that while Koro-sensei ''is'' a pervert, there's no way he'd do something so low as stealing underwear, as losing his students' trust would be worse to him than dying. So they decide to investigate in order to find the real culprit and clear their teacher's name.



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16th Jul '17 10:23:21 PM HeroGal2347
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', Uncle Scrooge is sentenced to prison for the theft of a priceless piece of art, thanks to some pretty damning evidence -- footage from the museum security camera. Huey, Dewey and Louie believe in his innocence, however, and ultimately uncover the proof that [[spoiler:it was really Flintheart Glomgold in an Uncle Scrooge costume]].

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', Uncle Scrooge is sentenced to prison for the theft of a priceless piece of art, thanks to some pretty damning evidence -- footage from the museum security camera. Huey, Dewey and Louie believe in his innocence, however, and ultimately uncover the proof that [[spoiler:it was really Flintheart Glomgold in an Uncle Scrooge costume]].
1st Jul '17 9:54:37 AM infernape612
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* In "Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality", [[spoiler:Hermione is accused of the attempted murder of Draco Malfoy. He and she both have their memories magically altered so even she thinks she did it, and it's up to Harry to stop the Wizengamot from sending her to Azkaban]]

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* In "Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality", ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', [[spoiler:Hermione is accused of the attempted murder of Draco Malfoy. He and she both have their memories magically altered so even she thinks she did it, and it's up to Harry to stop the Wizengamot from sending her to Azkaban]]Azkaban.]]
24th May '17 5:59:37 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** This is the main goal of ''Dual Destinies'', where Edgeworth helps Phoenix get his badge back in order to exonerate Simon Blackquill, a prosecutor (falsely) convicted of murder. Blackquill himself is in no mood to cooperate with you because he is TakingTheHeat for his mentor's daughter and believes that he can't be acquitted unless she is convicted in his place.

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** This is the main goal of ''Dual Destinies'', where Edgeworth helps Phoenix get his badge back in order to exonerate Simon Blackquill, a prosecutor (falsely) convicted of murder. Blackquill himself is in no mood to cooperate with you because [[spoiler: he is TakingTheHeat for his mentor's daughter daughter]] and believes that he can't be acquitted unless she said person is convicted in his place.place. [[spoiler: The one he's protecting is ''Athena'', of all people, who became a lawyer to get him free.]]
7th May '17 7:35:10 PM Ggrarl
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** And the episode where Mayor Quimby's son is accused of murder, and Bart witnesses the fact that he is innocent. Bart struggles with the fact that he has to testify with what he knows, even though it means confessing that he was truant from school at the time in question.

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** And the episode where Mayor Quimby's son nephew is accused of murder, and Bart witnesses the fact that he is innocent. Bart struggles with the fact that he has to testify with what he knows, even though it means confessing that he was truant from school at the time in question.
22nd Apr '17 12:52:59 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/ChicagoJustice'': [[spoiler: Atwater]] is exonerated after evidence comes to light that someone else in fact killed the man he was convicted of killing. Stone publicly apologizes over it.
17th Apr '17 10:52:31 PM Chariset
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** This is the main goal of ''Dual Destinies'', where Edgeworth helps Phoenix get his badge back in order to exonerate Simon Blackquill, a prosecutor (falsely) convicted of murder. Blackquill himself is in no mood to cooperate with you because he is TakingTheHeat for his mentor's daughter and believes that he can't be acquitted unless she is convicted in his place.
8th Feb '17 10:03:27 PM storyyeller
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* ''Film/CounterInvestigation'': The 9 year old daughter of police chief Malinowski is raped and murdered, and after a hasty police investigation with little evidence, Daniel Eckman is arrested and convicted. Eckman proclaims his innocence, and Malinowski begins a [[TitleDrop counter-investigation]] to find the real killer, the main focus on the movie. Eventually, it is proven that another known child murderer was in the area at the time and Eckman is let out of jail. Subverted as [[spoiler: it is revealed that Eckman actually was guilty. Then it is revealed that Malinowski ''knew'' Eckman was guilty the whole time and deliberately did the investigation to get Eckman released so that he could kill him with his own hands in revenge.]]

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* Double subverted in ''Film/CounterInvestigation'': The 9 year old daughter of police chief Malinowski is raped and murdered, and after a hasty police investigation with little evidence, Daniel Eckman is arrested and convicted. Eckman proclaims his innocence, and Malinowski begins a [[TitleDrop counter-investigation]] to find the real killer, the main focus on the movie. Eventually, it is proven that another known child murderer was in the area at the time and Eckman is let out of jail. Subverted as [[spoiler: it It is revealed that Eckman actually was guilty. Then it is revealed that Malinowski ''knew'' Eckman was guilty the whole time and deliberately did the investigation to get Eckman released so that he could kill him with his own hands in revenge.]]
8th Feb '17 9:06:52 AM storyyeller
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* ''Film/CounterInvestigation'': The 9 year old daughter of police chief Malinowski is raped and murdered, and after a hasty police investigation with little evidence, Daniel Eckman is arrested and convicted. Eckman proclaims his innocence, and Malinowski begins a [[TitleDrop counter-investigation]] to find the real killer, the main focus on the movie. Eventually, it is proven that another known child murderer was in the area at the time and Eckman is let out of jail. Subverted as [[spoiler: it is revealed that Eckman actually was guilty. Then it is revealed that Malinowski ''knew'' Eckman was guilty the whole time and deliberately did the investigation to get Eckman released so that he could kill him with his own hands in revenge.]]
7th Oct '16 9:40:46 AM rafi
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* In Manga/DengekiDaisy Kurosaki's reason for becoming a hacker was to prove to himself (and everyone else) [[spoiler: that his father was not really a traitor.]]
* Takes place more than once in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', with people hiring Kogoro to prove that they didn't do something they've been accused of. Sometimes they're innocent, sometimes... well, they're not.



* Variation in ''{{Anime/Monster}}'': the hero, Dr. Tenma, ''is'' WronglyAccused. However, he doesn't really care about clearing his name, considering stopping Johan, the actual culprit, much more important. However, some of his friends ''do'' care, and spend their time piecing together information in the interests of proving Tenma innocent.



* Takes place more than once in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', with people hiring Kogoro to prove that they didn't do something they've been accused of. Sometimes they're innocent, sometimes... well, they're not.
* In Manga/DengekiDaisy Kurosaki's reason for becoming a hacker was to prove to himself (and everyone else) [[spoiler: that his father was not really a traitor.]]

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* Takes place more than once Variation in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', with people hiring Kogoro to prove that they didn't do something they've been accused of. Sometimes they're innocent, sometimes... well, they're not.
* In Manga/DengekiDaisy Kurosaki's reason for becoming a hacker was to prove to himself (and everyone else) [[spoiler: that his father was not
''Anime/{{Monster}}'': the hero, Dr. Tenma, ''is'' WronglyAccused. However, he doesn't really a traitor.]]care about clearing his name, considering stopping Johan, the actual culprit, much more important. However, some of his friends ''do'' care, and spend their time piecing together information in the interests of proving Tenma innocent.



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* An old Franchise/SpiderMan story revealed that Spidey's parents Richard and Mary had been secret agents who had been killed in action by a supervillain, then framed as traitors as a final insult. Spidey then went on a quest to clear his parents' names.
* The Franchise/{{Batman}} storyline ''ComicBook/BruceWayneFugitive'' had this. The Bat-family teamed up to figure out if Bruce truly did kill his latest girlfriend in an attempt to protect his identity. The kicker comes from the fact that, during this time, Batman's just said "Screw This" and abandoned the Bruce Wayne identity.
** Another Batman-related storyline, ''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker: Devil's Advocate'', revolves around this: While vandalizing the post office, the Joker is suddenly arrested, tried, and sentenced to die for the incident involving the poisoned stamps, but he insists that he has been framed and asks Batman to help him find the real perpetrator for the poisoned stamps and clear his name. [[spoiler: Near the end, the real perpetrator is found and reveals himself, and the Joker is pardoned, just mere seconds before he is to be executed by the electric chair, knowing that his name is at least in the clear.]]

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* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'':
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An old Franchise/SpiderMan story revealed that Spidey's parents Richard and Mary had been secret agents who had been killed in action by a supervillain, then framed as traitors as a final insult. Spidey then went on a quest to clear his parents' names.
** Betty Brant cleared the name of his dead husband, Ned Leeds, when she revealed that Roderick Kingsley was the real Hobgoblin (Ned was brainwashed in believe to be Hobglobin by Kingsley).
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
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The Franchise/{{Batman}} storyline ''ComicBook/BruceWayneFugitive'' had this. The Bat-family teamed up to figure out if Bruce truly did kill his latest girlfriend in an attempt to protect his identity. The kicker comes from the fact that, during this time, Batman's just said "Screw This" and abandoned the Bruce Wayne identity.
** Another Batman-related storyline, ''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker: ''ComicBook/TheJoker: Devil's Advocate'', revolves around this: While vandalizing the post office, the Joker is suddenly arrested, tried, and sentenced to die for the incident involving the poisoned stamps, but he insists that he has been framed and asks Batman to help him find the real perpetrator for the poisoned stamps and clear his name. [[spoiler: Near the end, the real perpetrator is found and reveals himself, and the Joker is pardoned, just mere seconds before he is to be executed by the electric chair, knowing that his name is at least in the clear.]]
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