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14th Oct '17 1:00:39 PM Dragon101
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* PlayedWith and played straight by the titular SerialKiller of ''Film/TheSnowman2017''. The first time he murders a detective who is getting too close by blowing his head off with a shotgun and leaving his CallingCard of a snowman behind (playing the head of a snowman on the remain of his victims neck) but as the body is not discovered until after the snow had melted and since the detective in question was largely disliked by the incompetent police that found him, it was written off as a suicide. Years later the killer, having realised this happened, murders another man in the same style and frames him intentionally, this time leaving some of the mutilated remains of his victims in the mans home for good measure.
9th Oct '17 2:25:22 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Starzinger'', [[spoiler: ex-JerkAss Jan Kogo]] is framed by some villains [[spoiler: with [[TimeStandsStill time-freezing]] powers]] for [[spoiler: destroying a spaceship where a bunch of girls were escaping from their doomed planet.]] It ''almost'' works, but [[spoiler: Kogo's companion Djorgo]] realizes that [[spoiler: Kogo]] would NOT fall that low and decides to investigate...



** Naegi is nearly framed during the first case [[spoiler:by Maizono, the victim. She had intended to kill someone on the night they swapped rooms, but ended up being killed by her intended victim. The culprit, who only found out about the room swap afterwards, went with it when everyone thought he was guilty]].
** Chapter 3's case begins [[spoiler:with nearly everyone thoroughly convinced Hiro is the killer, but details regarding the costume he supposedly wore while carrying out the murders would have made those crimes impossible]].
** Chapter 5's case [[spoiler:is a set up intended to make everyone vote Kirigiri as the culprit, set up by the Mastermind themselves. And it likely would've worked if the Mastermind had killed Naegi to frame Kirigiri as was initially planned, instead of them being forced to improvise after Kirigiri intervenes in the scheme]].

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** Naegi is nearly framed during the first case [[spoiler:by Sayaka Maizono, the victim. She had intended to kill someone on the night they swapped rooms, but ended up being killed by her intended victim. The culprit, who only found out about the room swap afterwards, went with it when everyone thought he was guilty]].
** Chapter 3's case begins [[spoiler:with nearly everyone thoroughly convinced Hiro Yasuhiro Hagakure is the killer, but details regarding the costume he supposedly wore while carrying out the murders would have made those crimes impossible]].
** Chapter 5's case [[spoiler:is a set up intended to make everyone vote Kyoko Kirigiri as the culprit, set up by the Mastermind themselves.themselves since she is potentially the biggest wrench in their plan. And it likely would've worked if the Mastermind had killed Naegi to frame Kirigiri as was initially planned, instead of them being forced to improvise after Kirigiri intervenes in the scheme]].



** The culprit of Chapter 2 [[spoiler:frames Yumeno by rigging her magic show to reveal Hoshi's body halfway through, making it look like she was reponsible]].
** The culprit of Chapter 3 [[spoiler:frames Yumeno (again) by rigging three different rooms with the same deathtrap used to kill Chabishira, and asking Yumeno to choose which room they will use to perform the occult ritual, making it look like she set it up]].
** During the fourth trial, [[spoiler: it is eventually revealed that the victim, Miu Iruma, had planned to kill Ouma and frame Kaito for it. However, Ouma saw right through her plan and was able to prevent her from carrying it out by getting one of the others to kill her.]]
** [[spoiler:Chapter 6 reveals that Kaede's shot put missed Rantaro, and the Mastermind hit him with an identical one afterwards, fooling everyone - including Kaede - into thinking she was guilty]].

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** The culprit of Chapter 2 [[spoiler:frames Himiko Yumeno by rigging her magic show to reveal Ryoma Hoshi's body halfway through, making it look like she was reponsible]].
** The culprit of Chapter 3 [[spoiler:frames Yumeno (again) by rigging three different rooms with the same deathtrap used to kill Tenko Chabishira, and asking Yumeno to choose which room they will use to perform the occult ritual, making it look like she set it up]].
** During the fourth trial, [[spoiler: it is eventually revealed that the victim, Miu Iruma, had planned to kill Kokichi Ouma and frame Kaito Momota for it. However, Ouma Kokichi saw right through her plan and was able to prevent her from carrying it out by getting one of the others to kill her.]]
** [[spoiler:Chapter 6 reveals that Kaede's Kaede Akamatsu's shot put missed Rantaro, Rantaro Amami, and the Mastermind hit him with an identical one afterwards, fooling everyone - including ''including Kaede herself'' - into thinking she was guilty]].guilty]].
* In ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow'', [[spoiler: Makoto]]'s route has him framed for at least four murders. The PlayerCharacter is one of the few who fully believes that he's innocent. [[spoiler: It turns out his AntiVillain brother Toru is the real killer, looking to frame Makoto to force him join his plans to destroy the Shogunate.]]
6th Oct '17 1:39:53 PM Pastykake
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FramingTheGuiltyParty is a subtrope where the party framed is actually guilty. It can be a {{Subversion}} or even a DoubleSubversion of the classic [=Frameup=] depending on the convolutions of apparent and actual guilt. In a similar vein, in Noir-themed crime dramas the frame can be rehung many times: a white-knuckle version of pass-the-parcel. If the framed party is an animal, ThisBearWasFramed. If the framed party is dead, then it's a DeceasedFallGuyGambit.

See also: TakingTheHeat, where an innocent person attempts to put ''themselves'' in the frame to save someone else, FalseFlagOperation, where it is an entire organization or nation that is being framed by another, ThenLetMeBeEvil, [[TheDogBitesBack when the framing eventually]] [[FaceHeelTurn drove the innocent person into evil]], especially what ''[[LaserGuidedKarma exactly]]'' they were framed for, and MistakenForMurderer, where the misleading evidence arises out of unplanned circumstances. Compare and contrast AbominationAccusationAttack, where the accusation just mentions a type of crime, not any specific instance. Certain forms of a MotivationalLie can be related in spirit.

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FramingTheGuiltyParty is a subtrope where the party framed is actually guilty. It can be a {{Subversion}} or even a DoubleSubversion of the classic [=Frameup=] Frame-Up depending on the convolutions of apparent and actual guilt. In a similar vein, in Noir-themed crime dramas the frame can be rehung many times: a white-knuckle version of pass-the-parcel. If the framed party is an animal, ThisBearWasFramed. If the framed party is dead, then it's a DeceasedFallGuyGambit.

See also: TakingTheHeat, where an innocent person attempts to put ''themselves'' ''himself'' in the frame to save someone else, FalseFlagOperation, where it is an entire organization or nation that is being framed by another, ThenLetMeBeEvil, [[TheDogBitesBack when the framing eventually]] [[FaceHeelTurn drove the innocent person into evil]], especially what ''[[LaserGuidedKarma exactly]]'' they were framed for, and MistakenForMurderer, where the misleading evidence arises out of unplanned circumstances. Compare and contrast AbominationAccusationAttack, where the accusation just mentions a type of crime, not any specific instance. Certain forms of a MotivationalLie can be related in spirit.



* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', or rather Bruce Wayne, had to deal with this in ''BruceWayneMurderer'' and ''ComicBook/BruceWayneFugitive'' after his ex-girlfriend Vesper Fairchild was found dead in Wayne Manor. Lex Luthor had hired the assassin David Cain to frame Bruce Wayne for a murder after Bruce ruined his scheme to acquire Gotham's real estate in the aftermath of ''No Man's Land''. The [=frameup=] went even further than that though: since Cain had deduced that Bruce and Batman were one and the same, he also planted fake evidence suggesting that Vesper had discovered Bruce's secret and was about to expose him. This actually made some of Bruce's allies (except Dick and Alfred who remain convinced that Bruce is innocent) briefly suspect that Bruce had snapped and killed Vesper to hide his secret. The story arc went on for as long as it did because Bruce didn't even try to [[ClearMyName clear his name]]; rather, he used this as an opportunity to ditch his identity as Bruce Wayne and [[SecretIdentityIdentity become Batman full time]].
* Invoked in ''{{ComicBook/Birthright}}'': A mage disguised as a FBI agent tries to capture Mikey Rhodes (who is pursuing him and his associates) with a SWAT team. When they fail to bring him, [[spoiler: the mage then ''incinerates'' the whole group, hoping to pin their brutal murders on Mikey and turn him into a national-level terrorist.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', or rather Bruce Wayne, had has to deal with this in ''BruceWayneMurderer'' ''ComicBook/BruceWayneMurderer'' and ''ComicBook/BruceWayneFugitive'' after his ex-girlfriend Vesper Fairchild was is found dead in Wayne Manor. Lex Luthor had hired the assassin David Cain to frame Bruce Wayne for a murder after Bruce ruined his scheme to acquire Gotham's real estate in the aftermath of ''No Man's Land''. The [=frameup=] went frame-up goes even further than that that, though: since when Cain had deduced that Bruce and Batman were are one and the same, he also planted fake evidence suggesting that Vesper had discovered Bruce's secret and was about to expose him. This actually made makes some of Bruce's allies (except Dick and Alfred Alfred, who remain convinced that Bruce is innocent) briefly suspect that Bruce had snapped and killed Vesper to hide his secret. The story arc went goes on for as long as it did does because Bruce didn't doesn't even try to [[ClearMyName clear his name]]; rather, he used uses this as an opportunity to ditch his identity as Bruce Wayne and [[SecretIdentityIdentity become Batman full time]].
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* Invoked in ''{{ComicBook/Birthright}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Birthright}}'': A mage disguised as a FBI agent tries to capture Mikey Rhodes (who is pursuing him and his associates) with a SWAT team. When they fail to bring him, [[spoiler: the mage then ''incinerates'' the whole group, hoping to pin their brutal murders on Mikey and turn him into a national-level terrorist.]]



* ''Film/{{Vabank}}'' is about an elaborate frameup of Kramer, who actually does [[WhiteCollarCrime regularly steal from people]], just in much less showy ways than [[BankRobbery what]] they nail him for.

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* ''Film/{{Vabank}}'' is about an elaborate frameup frame-up of Kramer, who actually does [[WhiteCollarCrime regularly steal from people]], just in much less showy ways than [[BankRobbery what]] they nail him for.



* Creator/DashiellHammett's detective ''Literature/TheContinentalOp'' treats all investigations as a [=Frameup=]: he gathers evidence, discovers likely victims and then attempts to get one into the frame. If they are guilty, well that's nice but incidental to getting paid.

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* Creator/DashiellHammett's detective ''Literature/TheContinentalOp'' treats all investigations as a [=Frameup=]: frame-up: he gathers evidence, discovers likely victims victims, and then attempts to get one into the frame. If they are guilty, well then that's nice but incidental to getting paid.



* ''Roleplay/YouHaveBecomeYourAvatar'': Josh came up with the idea of framing {{Identical Stranger}}s in order to get the money and get the cops off their back. Storm suggested that they use cosplayers for the frameup.

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* ''Roleplay/YouHaveBecomeYourAvatar'': Josh came comes up with the idea of framing {{Identical Stranger}}s in order to get the money and get the cops off their back. Storm suggested suggests that they use cosplayers for the frameup.frame-up.



* John Stewart is framed for destroying an entire planet in season one of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' - and framed so thoroughly that even he thinks he's guilty. While the few other Green Lanterns who show up for his trial treat him with scorn (except Kilowog), the Leaguers aren't in a hurry to give up on him.
-->'''Superman''': It was all [[spoiler: an illusion]] - a [=frameup=], as they say on my planet.

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* John Stewart is framed for destroying an entire planet in season one of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' - -- and framed so thoroughly that even he thinks he's guilty. While the few other Green Lanterns who show up for his trial treat him with scorn (except Kilowog), the Leaguers aren't in a hurry to give up on him.
-->'''Superman''': It was all [[spoiler: an illusion]] - -- a [=frameup=], frame-up, as they say on my planet.
3rd Oct '17 9:53:23 AM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/TerraIgnota'', the story is kicked off when someone frames the Saneer-Weeksbooth bash' for stealing the Seven-Ten list from the ''Black Sakura'' newspaper by smuggling the list into their house. Interestingly, the investigators realize very quickly that it's a frame-job, and immediately start asking why anyone would bother to frame the bash'. [[spoiler:It turns out to be part of a gambit to get another Seven-Ten list into the public eye, since it wasn't going to be published due to a poorly timed retirement]].
26th Sep '17 11:14:17 PM MikeW
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* Happens a lot on ''Series/MelrosePlace'' from making someone look like they're cheating on a lover to screwing up a business deal with a lot of wild stuff.
** Matt gets involved with Paul, a doctor who says his marriage is over as he knows he's gay. Coming to the house, Matt finds the alarms on and the police show up just as he discovers the body of Paul's wife. Interrogated, Matt confesses to the affair but is thrown when the police say they have reports of Matt stalking Paul and his wife. Paul bursts in to angrily snap at Matt, who claims his innocence. But when Paul rants on how Matt has been stalking them and now has killed his "beloved" wife, Matt realizes Paul did it and has been setting up Matt this whole time.
** It's bad enough in season 4 when Peter is wrongfully accused of killing a patient. But then he finds himself carted off by a nutso Kimberly (who is under another personality called "Betsy") who puts him in an insane asylum with the idea he's crazy and thinks he's a famous surgeon.
26th Sep '17 9:46:04 AM MikeW
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* The fourth season finale of ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' has Jake and Rosa trying to bust a corrupt cop only to have her expertly frame them for robbery. At the trial, the woman brilliantly manages to not only destroy their "airtight" alibis but make it look like both are on the take and then sets up a "surprise witness" for the unit to find only to have him testify the duo are corrupt. The season ends with the two sent to jail and season five opens with the rest of the gang trying to prove them innocent.
26th Sep '17 9:40:09 AM MikeW
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* The first half of the first season of ''Series/Quantico'' deals with Alex being framed for a terrorist bombing and having to clear her name.

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* The first half of the first season of ''Series/Quantico'' ''Series/{{Quantico}}'' deals with Alex being framed for a terrorist bombing and having to clear her name.
26th Sep '17 9:40:09 AM MikeW
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* Subverted on the first season finale of ''Series/DesignatedSurvivor.'' FBI agent Hannah wakes up in a van filled with explosives in the parking lot of FBI headquarters. She manages to drive the van to the river to explode but is arrested with agents saying they found blueprints, explosives and other evidence in her apartment. The conspiracy had assumed that Hannah was investigating them on their own and this will destroy her credibility. What they don't know is that Hannah reports directly to President Kirkman who trusts her completely and doesn't buy this set-up for an instant. Thus, Hannah is only in handcuffs a few minutes before her boss shows up with a Presidential order to let her go.



* The first half of the first season of ''Series/Quantico'' deals with Alex being framed for a terrorist bombing and having to clear her name.



* Subverted on the first season finale of ''Series/DesignatedSurvivor.'' FBI agent Hannah wakes up in a van filled with explosives in the parking lot of FBI headquarters. She manages to drive the van to the river to explode but is arrested with agents saying they found blueprints, explosives and other evidence in her apartment. The conspiracy had assumed that Hannah was investigating them on their own and this will destroy her credibility. What they don't know is that Hannah reports directly to President Kirkman who trusts her completely and doesn't buy this set-up for an instant. Thus, Hannah is only in handcuffs a few minutes before her boss shows up with a Presidential order to let her go.
26th Sep '17 9:36:10 AM MikeW
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* Subverted on the first season finale of ''Series/DesignatedSurvivor.'' FBI agent Hannah wakes up in a van filled with explosives in the parking lot of FBI headquarters. She manages to drive the van to the river to explode but is arrested with agents saying they found blueprints, explosives and other evidence in her apartment. The conspiracy had assumed that Hannah was investigating them on their own and this will destroy her credibility. What they don't know is that Hannah reports directly to President Kirkman who trusts her completely and doesn't buy this set-up for an instant. Thus, Hannah is only in handcuffs a few minutes before her boss shows up with a Presidential order to let her go.
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