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18th May '18 10:40:54 PM JM1982
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* Literature/SherlockHolmes did not deal with this type of investigation as commonly as you might have thought in the original Doyle mysteries; however, several of the stories were reworked for the [[Series/SherlockHolmes Granada televised series]] in such a way as to ''make'' them into this. Such an episode frequently begins with InspectorLestrade or one of his peers smugly gloating to Holmes [[GenreBlindness that it's an open-and-shut case this time, and that the person Lestrade's got locked up is definitely the killer, no questions asked]]. Some examples which originally ''were'' (or became) {{Clear Their Name}}s in one way, shape or form, however, were:

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* Needless to say, Literature/SherlockHolmes did not deal with this type of investigation as commonly as you might have thought in the original Doyle mysteries; however, several of the stories were reworked for the [[Series/SherlockHolmes Granada televised series]] in such a way as to ''make'' them into this. Such an episode frequently begins with InspectorLestrade or one of his peers smugly gloating to Holmes [[GenreBlindness that it's an open-and-shut case this time, and that the person Lestrade's got locked up is definitely the killer, no questions asked]]. Some examples which originally ''were'' (or became) {{Clear Their Name}}s in one way, shape or form, however, were:on multiple occasions:
8th Feb '18 4:47:01 AM foxley
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* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'': In "The Murder Frame" Willie is the victim of an expert FrameUp and he and Modesty have to use all of their resourcefulness to clear his name and bring the real culprits to justice.
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22nd Jan '18 2:07:51 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Literature/SherlockHolmes did ''not'' commonly deal with this type of investigation in the original Doyle mysteries; however, several of the stories were reworked for the [[Series/SherlockHolmes Granada televised series]] in such a way as to ''make'' them into this. Such an episode frequently begins with InspectorLestrade or one of his peers smugly gloating to Holmes [[GenreBlindness that it's an open-and-shut case this time, and that the person Lestrade's got locked up is definitely the killer, no questions asked]]. Some examples which originally ''were'' (or became) {{Clear Their Name}}s in one way, shape or form, however, were:

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* Literature/SherlockHolmes did ''not'' commonly not deal with this type of investigation as commonly as you might have thought in the original Doyle mysteries; however, several of the stories were reworked for the [[Series/SherlockHolmes Granada televised series]] in such a way as to ''make'' them into this. Such an episode frequently begins with InspectorLestrade or one of his peers smugly gloating to Holmes [[GenreBlindness that it's an open-and-shut case this time, and that the person Lestrade's got locked up is definitely the killer, no questions asked]]. Some examples which originally ''were'' (or became) {{Clear Their Name}}s in one way, shape or form, however, were:
8th Jan '18 7:03:21 AM Cryoclaste
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* About the first 1/3 of ''BreathOfFire'' 2 is about Ryu persuing the culprit of a robbery his friend Bosch/Bow was accused of.

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* About the first 1/3 of ''BreathOfFire'' 2 ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' is about Ryu persuing the culprit of a robbery his friend Bosch/Bow was accused of.
12th Oct '17 10:07:41 AM FoxBluereaver
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'' has this as its major overarching plot point during season one, as Barry seeks to clear his father's name after he was framed for killing his wife.
10th Oct '17 9:40:07 PM foxley
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* In ''ComicBook/TheMazeAgency'' #15, Lieutenant Bliss is accused of murdering her ex-husband. So Jennifer Mays goes undercover to find the real killer.
9th Sep '17 7:46:29 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
** This was the ''very first act of heroism'' Big Blue ever performed, within the first two pages of ''Action Comics'' #1 - saving a girl falsely accused of murder, moments from execution, by revealing the real killer.
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.]]
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