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20th Jun '17 4:27:45 PM Gosicrystal
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** In ''Dual Destinies'', Simon Blackquill lets himself be caught on camera holding a bloodied katana in order to appear to be the murderer of his mentor. He does this to protect his mentor's young daughter, who seemed to have done the deed (accidentally) herself.
20th Jun '17 12:03:39 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Chaos Theory'', Sam Fisher infiltrates a bank to find information regarding the villain's plot, and then steal some BearerBonds to disguise it as a simple robbery. An optional objective requires him to plant fake emails in the computers of key bank employees that make it look like it was an InsideJob. Sam questions why they're framing "innocent" bank employees for the theft, only for [[MissionControl Lambert]] to point out that the "innocent" bankers were financing terrorists from the previous two missions.

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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Chaos Theory'', Sam Fisher infiltrates a bank to find information regarding the villain's plot, and then steal some BearerBonds bearer bonds to disguise it as a simple robbery. An optional objective requires him to plant fake emails in the computers of key bank employees that make it look like it was an InsideJob. Sam questions why they're framing "innocent" bank employees for the theft, only for [[MissionControl Lambert]] to point out that the "innocent" bankers were financing terrorists from the previous two missions.missions.
* Late in ''VideoGame/GhostReconWildlands'', it's revealed that the Santa Blanca terrorist bombing of the US embassy in La Paz, intended to kill DEA agent Ricky Sandoval, [[spoiler:was perpetrated ''by'' Ricky Sandoval to frame Santa Blanca. Sandoval posthumously confesses that he was sick and tired of his superiors ignoring his reports about the threat that Santa Blanca posed and decided that the only way to get the US to give two shits about the situation in Bolivia would be to have the cartel upgraded from narco-traffickers to narco-''terrorists''.]]
15th Jun '17 8:47:11 AM Gosicrystal
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* Subverted in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice for All'' case 2. Disgraced nurse Mimi Miney and her sister Ini were in a car accident that left Ini dead and Mimi disfigured -- some quick thinking let Mimi kill her old identity and assume her sister's. When she commits murder a year later, she makes it look as though the murder was carried out by the vengeful spirit of Mimi. (This is plausible in a game world where spirit channeling is real.) This frames "Mimi"(and the spirit medium supposedly channeling her) and draws suspicion away from "Ini".

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
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Subverted in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice for All'' case 2. Disgraced nurse Mimi Miney and her sister Ini were in a car accident that left Ini dead and Mimi disfigured -- some quick thinking let Mimi kill her old identity and assume her sister's. When she commits murder a year later, she makes it look as though the murder was carried out by the vengeful spirit of Mimi. (This is plausible in a game world where spirit channeling is real.) This frames "Mimi"(and the spirit medium supposedly channeling her) and draws suspicion away from "Ini".



* In the fan-made ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' case ''Two Sides of the Same Turnabout'', Helene gets trapped in the crime scene at the time of murder due to chloroform being used on her to knock her unconscious. Helene proves in court that she was drugged, claiming that she was framed up, but the prosecutor is having none of it: he says that Helene used the drug on herself to make it ''look'' like someone else framed her up. [[SubvertedTrope It's eventually proven that Helene was right.]]

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* ** In the fan-made ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' case ''Two Sides of the Same Turnabout'', Helene gets trapped in the crime scene at the time of murder due to chloroform being used on her to knock her unconscious. Helene proves in court that she was drugged, claiming that she was framed up, but the prosecutor is having none of it: he says that Helene used the drug on herself to make it ''look'' like someone else framed her up. [[SubvertedTrope It's eventually proven that Helene was right.]]
4th Jun '17 12:18:11 PM lillolillo
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* ''Manga/CityHunter'': In the manga version of Rosemary Moon's story arc, the villain, an international terrorist, gets also framed for Rosemary's murder in order to allow her to escape from her past as a sweeper. The rationale to get Saeko's help was that the villain had committed enough crimes he would get at least life prison, so adding another crime to his record wouldn't affect the sentence (that and Ryo promised to cancel her debt).
10th May '17 9:18:21 PM CrowTR0bot
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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Chaos Theory'', Sam Fisher infiltrates a bank to find information regarding the villain's plot, and then steal some BearerBonds to disguise it as a simple robbery. An optional objective requires him to plant fake emails in the computers of key bank employees that make it look like it was an InsideJob. Sam questions why they're framing "innocent" bank employees for the theft, only for [[MissionControl Lambert]] to point out that the "innocent" bankers were financing terrorists from the previous two missions.
6th May '17 4:01:47 PM KhaosKyuubi
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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': [[spoiler: King Bradley]] is such a beloved politician, that after the good guys win the day at the end of the manga, they elect to cover up his crimes. Instead, they pin the whole thing on the only two surviving members of the Military Conspiracy. Even though [[spoiler: Bradley]] was a leading figure and these two were just pawns in the grand scheme of things.
26th Apr '17 2:13:46 PM dmcreif
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** [[TheMobBossIsScarier Virtually no one is willing to testify against members of the fearsome Barksdale drug empire]], and that goes double after vicious enforcer Bird murders a state's witness in broad daylight, despite the fact that the trial in question had already ended and even though said witness' testimony hadn't been enough to get a conviction. In order to convict Bird, Detectives Jimmy [=McNulty=] and "Bunk" Moreland have to put Omar Little, a KarmicThief {{Gayngster}} whose lover Brandon was tortured and murdered by the Barksdales (including Bird) on the stand as an eyewitness. Omar has extensive knowledge of Bird's crime due to his street connections, but didn't actually see it happen. When it's time for the trial, everyone on both sides of the case knows Omar is lying - everyone except the jury.

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** [[TheMobBossIsScarier Virtually no one is willing to testify against members of the fearsome Barksdale drug empire]], and that goes double after vicious enforcer Bird murders a state's witness in broad daylight, despite the fact that the trial in question had already ended and even though said witness' testimony hadn't been enough to get a conviction. In order to convict Bird, Detectives Jimmy [=McNulty=] and "Bunk" Moreland have to put Omar Little, a KarmicThief {{Gayngster}} whose lover Brandon was tortured and murdered by the Barksdales (including Bird) Bird and Wee-Bey, on the stand as an eyewitness. Omar has extensive knowledge of Bird's crime due to his street connections, but didn't actually see it happen. When it's time for the trial, everyone on both sides of the case knows Omar is lying - everyone except the jury.



** Avon uses the trope himself in season 2 to secure early parole. Avon's [[TheBrute Brute]] Wee-Bey is being harassed and bullied by Dwight Tilghman, a prison guard whose cousin Wee-Bey had confessed to murdering on Avon's orders a while back. ([[ButForMeItWasTuesday far enough back that Avon doesn't remember it]].) Avon and Stringer know that Tilghman runs a side business smuggling heroin into the prison. So Stringer approaches Tilghman's supplier and pays him to give Tilghman a tampered supply laced with rat poison. The bad drugs kill several inmates and put more in the infirmary. The authorities launch an investigation, aware that they'll have to offer the promise of reduced sentences to get cooperation from inmates willing to testify. Avon proceeds to come forward as an "informant" and names Tilghman as the culprit. The police then find drugs in Tilghman's car, corroborating Avon's "story" and arrest Tilghman despite his protests that the drugs were planted. Avon (through [[AmoralAttorney Maurice Levy]]) gets the prison officials to move his hearing up a year in exchange for his "testimony", a deal which they reluctantly agree to.
** Omar is on the other side of this trope in Season 4. After Omar robs ruthless drug kingpin Marlo Stanfield, Marlo responds by having his chief assassin and a store owner whose store is a front for Marlo frame Omar for murder. Marlo's scheme has a bit of a variation in that he doesn't intend for Omar to get convicted, just for Omar to be thrown in jail to await trial with dozens of criminals that he's robbed over the years, and who naturally want revenge on Omar. If that isn't enough to get Omar killed, Marlo incentivizes things by offering a large bounty on Omar's head. Even the cops who know/have worked with Omar in the past are reluctant to help him, because they know perfectly well that he's gotten away with a multitude of crimes, which includes murder. Only Omar's reputation for [[NeverHurtAnInnocent refusing to harm innocents]] and Omar pointing out that if he goes down for this crime then the real killer will get away with it prod Bunks into investigating further and finding evidence that Omar was framed.

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** Avon uses the trope himself in season 2 to secure early parole. Avon's [[TheBrute Brute]] Wee-Bey is being harassed and bullied by Dwight Tilghman, a prison guard whose cousin Wee-Bey had confessed to murdering on Avon's orders a while back. ([[ButForMeItWasTuesday far enough back that Avon doesn't remember it]].) Avon and Stringer know that Tilghman runs a side business smuggling heroin into the prison. So Stringer approaches Tilghman's supplier and pays him to give Tilghman a tampered supply laced with rat poison. The bad drugs kill several inmates and put more in the infirmary. The authorities launch an investigation, aware that they'll have to offer the promise of reduced sentences to get cooperation from inmates willing to testify. Avon proceeds to come forward as an "informant" and names Tilghman as the culprit. The police then find drugs in Tilghman's car, corroborating Avon's "story" and arrest Tilghman despite his protests that the drugs were planted. Avon (through [[AmoralAttorney Maurice Levy]]) gets the prison officials to move his hearing up a year in exchange for his "testimony", a deal which they reluctantly have to agree to.
** Omar is on the other side of this trope in Season 4. After Omar robs ruthless drug kingpin Marlo Stanfield, Marlo responds by having Chris Partlow, his chief assassin and assassin, and Old Face Andre, a store owner whose store is a front for Marlo frame Omar for murder. Marlo's scheme has a bit of a variation in that he doesn't intend for Omar to get convicted, just for Omar to be thrown in jail to await trial with dozens of criminals that he's robbed over the years, and who naturally want revenge on Omar. If that isn't enough to get Omar killed, Marlo incentivizes things sweetens the deal by offering a large bounty on Omar's head. Even the cops who know/have worked with Omar in the past are reluctant to help him, because they know perfectly well that he's gotten away with a multitude of crimes, which includes murder. Only Omar's reputation for [[NeverHurtAnInnocent refusing to harm innocents]] and Omar pointing out that if he goes down for this crime then the real killer will get away with it prod Bunks prods Bunk into investigating further and finding evidence that Omar was framed.


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* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'': Mike Ehrmantraut's first job as an enforcer for Gus Fring is to hit one of Hector Salamanca's drug-running ice cream trucks. Mike plants drugs on one of Hector's trucks by sprinkling it over the exterior as they pass under a pair of shoes Mike had thrown onto a telephone line, knowing that they are on their way to the border. In an interesting variant, the frame-up is only useful because they are guilty. There isn't enough planted drugs to implicate them, but just enough for the Border Patrol sniffer dogs to catch a whiff, which leads to the runners being detained, and triggers a more intense search, which finds the actual contraband they are smuggling.
26th Apr '17 9:38:20 AM tromag
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** This ends up backfiring in one episode, where Michael frames a criminal's ruthless [[TheDragon Dragon]] as an undercover cop in order to get in deeper in the organization. The problem? The guy [[UndercoverCopReveal really was an undercover cop]]. Now Michael not only has to continue wit his plan of bringing down the organization but also save an innocent cop, who has a family and who was only doing his job.

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** This ends up backfiring in one episode, where Michael frames a criminal's ruthless [[TheDragon Dragon]] as an undercover cop in order to get in deeper in take his place. When they search the organization. The problem? The guy guy's apartment, they find evidence that Michael didn't plant, causing him to realize that he [[UndercoverCopReveal really was an undercover cop]]. Now Michael not only has to continue wit improvise to keep the guy from being killed without breaking his plan of bringing down the organization but also save an innocent cop, who has a family and who was only doing his job.own cover.
17th Apr '17 10:41:23 PM Chariset
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* An example can be found in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice for All'' case number [[spoiler: 2]]. [[spoiler: After her sister died in a car crash, Mimi Miney made it look like she was the one who died and used plastic surgery to assume her sister's identity. When she kills someone a year later, she makes it look as though the murder was carried out by the vengeful dead spirit of Mimi Miney. This is plausible in a game world where spirit channeling is real. This draws suspicion away from that innocent-seeming girl who claims to be Mimi's sister but is actually Mimi.]]

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* An example can be found Subverted in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice for All'' case number [[spoiler: 2]]. [[spoiler: After 2. Disgraced nurse Mimi Miney and her sister died Ini were in a car crash, accident that left Ini dead and Mimi Miney made it look like she was the one who died disfigured -- some quick thinking let Mimi kill her old identity and used plastic surgery to assume her sister's identity. sister's. When she kills someone commits murder a year later, she makes it look as though the murder was carried out by the vengeful dead spirit of Mimi Miney. This Mimi. (This is plausible in a game world where spirit channeling is real. real.) This frames "Mimi"(and the spirit medium supposedly channeling her) and draws suspicion away from that innocent-seeming girl who claims "Ini".
** In ''Dual Destinies'', Simon Blackquill lets himself be caught on camera holding a bloodied katana in order to appear
to be Mimi's sister but is actually Mimi.]]the murderer of his mentor. He does this to protect his mentor's young daughter, who seemed to have done the deed (accidentally) herself.
12th Apr '17 6:57:01 PM TheWanderer
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** Virtually no one is willing to testify against members of the fearsome Barksdale drug empire, and that goes double after vicious enforcer Bird murders a state's witness in broad daylight, even though said witness' testimony hadn't been enough to get a conviction. In order to convict Bird, [=McNulty=] and Bunk have to put Omar Little, a {{Gayngster}} whose lover Brandon was tortured and murdered by the Barksdales (including Bird) on the stand as an eyewitness. Omar has extensive knowledge of Bird's other crimes due to his street connections, but didn't actually see it happen. When it's time for the trial, everyone on both sides of the case knows Omar is lying - everyone except the jury.
-->'''Stringer Bell:''' Word on the street is Omar ain't nowhere near them rises when the shit popped. The street says the little cocksucker was over on the east side, sticking up some Ashland Avenue niggas.\\

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** [[TheMobBossIsScarier Virtually no one is willing to testify against members of the fearsome Barksdale drug empire, empire]], and that goes double after vicious enforcer Bird murders a state's witness in broad daylight, despite the fact that the trial in question had already ended and even though said witness' testimony hadn't been enough to get a conviction. In order to convict Bird, Detectives Jimmy [=McNulty=] and Bunk "Bunk" Moreland have to put Omar Little, a KarmicThief {{Gayngster}} whose lover Brandon was tortured and murdered by the Barksdales (including Bird) on the stand as an eyewitness. Omar has extensive knowledge of Bird's other crimes crime due to his street connections, but didn't actually see it happen. When it's time for the trial, everyone on both sides of the case knows Omar is lying - everyone except the jury.
-->'''Stringer --->'''Stringer Bell:''' Word on the street is Omar ain't nowhere near them rises when the shit popped. The street says the little cocksucker was over on the east side, sticking up some Ashland Avenue niggas.\\



** Avon uses the trope himself in season 2 to secure early parole. Wee-Bey is being harassed and bullied by Dwight Tilghman, a guard whose cousin Wee-Bey had confessed to murdering on Avon's orders a while back ([[ButForMeItWasTuesday far enough back that Avon doesn't remember]]). Avon and Stringer know that Tilghman runs a side business smuggling heroin into the prison. So Stringer approaches his supplier and pays him to give Tilghman a tampered supply laced with rat poison. The bad drugs kill several inmates and put more in the infirmary. The authorities launch an investigation, aware that they'll have to offer the promise of reduced sentences to get cooperation from inmates willing to testify. Avon proceeds to come forward as an "informant" and names Tilghman as the culprit. The police then find drugs in Tilghman's car, corroborating Avon's "story" and arrest Tilghman despite his protests that the drugs were planted. Avon (through [[AmoralAttorney Maurice Levy]]) gets the prison officials to move his hearing up a year in exchange for his "testimony", a deal which they reluctantly agree to.

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** Avon uses the trope himself in season 2 to secure early parole. Avon's [[TheBrute Brute]] Wee-Bey is being harassed and bullied by Dwight Tilghman, a prison guard whose cousin Wee-Bey had confessed to murdering on Avon's orders a while back back. ([[ButForMeItWasTuesday far enough back that Avon doesn't remember]]). remember it]].) Avon and Stringer know that Tilghman runs a side business smuggling heroin into the prison. So Stringer approaches his Tilghman's supplier and pays him to give Tilghman a tampered supply laced with rat poison. The bad drugs kill several inmates and put more in the infirmary. The authorities launch an investigation, aware that they'll have to offer the promise of reduced sentences to get cooperation from inmates willing to testify. Avon proceeds to come forward as an "informant" and names Tilghman as the culprit. The police then find drugs in Tilghman's car, corroborating Avon's "story" and arrest Tilghman despite his protests that the drugs were planted. Avon (through [[AmoralAttorney Maurice Levy]]) gets the prison officials to move his hearing up a year in exchange for his "testimony", a deal which they reluctantly agree to.to.
** Omar is on the other side of this trope in Season 4. After Omar robs ruthless drug kingpin Marlo Stanfield, Marlo responds by having his chief assassin and a store owner whose store is a front for Marlo frame Omar for murder. Marlo's scheme has a bit of a variation in that he doesn't intend for Omar to get convicted, just for Omar to be thrown in jail to await trial with dozens of criminals that he's robbed over the years, and who naturally want revenge on Omar. If that isn't enough to get Omar killed, Marlo incentivizes things by offering a large bounty on Omar's head. Even the cops who know/have worked with Omar in the past are reluctant to help him, because they know perfectly well that he's gotten away with a multitude of crimes, which includes murder. Only Omar's reputation for [[NeverHurtAnInnocent refusing to harm innocents]] and Omar pointing out that if he goes down for this crime then the real killer will get away with it prod Bunks into investigating further and finding evidence that Omar was framed.
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