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17th Mar '17 4:50:51 PM trixus
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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': One of [[ConspiracyTheorist Dale]]'s fear is if they found Boomhauer's car the police will investigate and as part of the government they are gonna pin the crime on him. And since he did it they'll succeed.
10th Mar '17 10:08:55 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/{{Suits}}'', the firm's client Ava Hessington is accused of instigating the murder of African villagers. The lawyers eventually find out that the real culprit is their colleague Stephen Huntley. Since there's no evidence implicating Huntley, they eventually manage to convince his boss Edward Darby to provide false testimony, in which Huntley "admits" to ordering the killings (in Darby's words, he's putting words to a conversation he ''should have had'' with Huntley after the incident). Being a respected attorney on both sides of the pond, Darby is believed, and the prosecutor gives him immunity from prosecution in exchange for Darby giving up the license to practice law in the US (this part was added by Jessica in order to dissolve their partnership). After being arrested, Huntley tries to strike back at the firm for the false testimony and provides his own fake evidence on another case. Fortunately, Mike manages to outwit him and [[EngineeredPublicConfession get him to admit on record that the evidence is fake]].
8th Mar '17 12:26:00 PM NNinja
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** Played straight in ''Trials and Tribulations'', in which [[spoiler:Phoenix claims that the bottle of ear medicine - which he claims to be the poison bottle - ties the killer to the crime. The killer then points out that the ''real'' poison bottle, which ''had'' been introduced into evidence -- then later removed -- looked completely different...the problem is, it had been introduced into evidence ''without'' his presence, and so he implicated himself by stating he knew what the poison bottle looked like]].
18th Feb '17 4:50:17 PM ReaderAt2046
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* [[Creator/GKChesterton The Trees Of Pride]] has an interesting variant on this effect. The local doctor needs Squire Vane to be declared legally dead in order that his daughter may inherit the Squire's estates and cut down a grove of poisonous trees (the Squire suffers from an extreme case of ScullySyndrome, and is unwilling to accept any amount of evidence corroborating the folk tales regarding the tree's lethality). He talks the Squire into going on a secret vacation for a few months, then plants evidence to indicate that the Squire was murdered and that he was the murderer. Since he could easily halt any prosecution by simply producing the Squire alive and well, he knew that he personally ran very little risk.
14th Feb '17 3:44:02 PM StFan
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-->'''Near's Agent''': I can't just leave without [[[ArtifactOfDoom the notebook]]]!
-->'''L:''' Certainly you can, just say Light Yagami gave you the run around and that his soldiers were undyingly loyal. Also tell him that we just don't trust you. Near will buy that.
-->'''Near's Agent''': Are you framing one of your employees?
-->'''L''': It'd be framing if there was any way to convince Near that Light was not in fact Kira and somehow not giving you the run around. You don't have to tell him that Light wasn't actually here and never actually met with you.

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-->'''Near's Agent''': Agent:''' I can't just leave without [[[ArtifactOfDoom the notebook]]]!
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notebook]]]!\\
'''L:'''
Certainly you can, just say Light Yagami gave you the run around and that his soldiers were undyingly loyal. Also tell him that we just don't trust you. Near will buy that.
-->'''Near's Agent''':
that.\\
'''Near's Agent:'''
Are you framing one of your employees?
-->'''L''':
employees?\\
'''L:'''
It'd be framing if there was any way to convince Near that Light was not in fact Kira and somehow not giving you the run around. You don't have to tell him that Light wasn't actually here and never actually met with you.



* ''FanFic/{{Fade}}'': [[spoiler:L plants fake evidence in Light's room just so he can be given an excuse to detain him]].

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* ''FanFic/{{Fade}}'': ''Fanfic/{{Fade}}'': [[spoiler:L plants fake evidence in Light's room just so he can be given an excuse to detain him]].



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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'''s thief guild mission had you framing the one behind a theft that they set up a false commission for. You plant it in the traitor's house and then sic the guards on them.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'''s ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'':
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thief guild mission had has you framing the one behind a theft that they set up a false commission for. You plant it in the traitor's house and then sic the guards on them.



* ''Franchise/AceAttorney:''
** The fourth case in ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Justice for All]]'' shows [[DeconstructedTrope the possible consequences of this trope]]. [[spoiler:Adrian Andrews planted evidence to frame Matt Engarde for the murder of his rival, because she suspected that he had something to do with it. Indeed, he was the man who hired the assassin. But Phoenix manages to expose the contradictions and prove that she framed him... and suddenly ''she's'' the prime suspect in a murder she never committed!]]
** The first case of the fourth game, ''{{VisualNovel/Apollo Justice|AceAttorney}}'', plays it straight: [[spoiler:Phoenix is accused of a murder he didn't commit. The evidence has been destroyed, but Phoenix forges it to convict the real killer. Apollo is less than happy when he finds out about it]].
** Played straight in ''Trials and Tribulations'', in which [[spoiler:Phoenix claims that the bottle of ear medicine - which he claims to be the poison bottle - ties the killer to the crime. The killer then points out that the ''real'' poison bottle, which ''had'' been introduced into evidence -- then later removed -- looked completely different...the problem is, it had been introduced into evidence ''without'' his presence, and so he implicated himself by stating he knew what the poison bottle looked like]].
** It turns up in "Rise from the Ashes", with [[spoiler: the Joe Darke case, in which the corrupt police chief ''committed a murder himself'' then set things up to look like an innocent was the unintentional culprit, so that said innocent's sister would frame the aforementioned Darke, a SerialKiller against whom there would otherwise have been insufficient evidence]].



* In ''SaintsRow: The Third'', the S.T.A.G. Initiative is sent to put a stop to the gang violence by declaring martial law in the city. [[RootingForTheEmpire Things is, they're entirely correct]], the player-character is pretty much somewhere between SociopathicHero, PsychoForHire, and AxeCrazy. However, [[spoiler:in the penultimate mission, [[TheDragon Kia]] tries to fake a terrorist attack by the Saints]], and whether it succeeds or not is [[MultipleEndings up to the player]].

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* In ''SaintsRow: ''VideoGame/SaintsRow: The Third'', the S.T.A.G. Initiative is sent to put a stop to the gang violence by declaring martial law in the city. [[RootingForTheEmpire Things is, they're entirely correct]], the player-character is pretty much somewhere between SociopathicHero, PsychoForHire, and AxeCrazy. However, [[spoiler:in the penultimate mission, [[TheDragon Kia]] tries to fake a terrorist attack by the Saints]], and whether it succeeds or not is [[MultipleEndings up to the player]].



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* In ''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes'' Gyrognome has a habit of planting weapons-grade plutonium and other severe contraband on supervillains who are already headed for jail, [[ItAmusedMe just for kicks]].

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* In ''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes'' Gyrognome ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** The fourth case in ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Justice for All]]'' shows [[DeconstructedTrope the possible consequences of this trope]]. [[spoiler:Adrian Andrews planted evidence to frame Matt Engarde for the murder of his rival, because she suspected that he had something to do with it. Indeed, he was the man who hired the assassin. But Phoenix manages to expose the contradictions and prove that she framed him... and suddenly ''she's'' the prime suspect in a murder she never committed!]]
** The first case of the fourth game, ''{{VisualNovel/Apollo Justice|AceAttorney}}'', plays it straight: [[spoiler:Phoenix is accused of a murder he didn't commit. The evidence
has a habit of planting weapons-grade plutonium been destroyed, but Phoenix forges it to convict the real killer. Apollo is less than happy when he finds out about it]].
** Played straight in ''Trials
and other severe contraband on supervillains who are already headed for jail, [[ItAmusedMe just for kicks]].Tribulations'', in which [[spoiler:Phoenix claims that the bottle of ear medicine - which he claims to be the poison bottle - ties the killer to the crime. The killer then points out that the ''real'' poison bottle, which ''had'' been introduced into evidence -- then later removed -- looked completely different...the problem is, it had been introduced into evidence ''without'' his presence, and so he implicated himself by stating he knew what the poison bottle looked like]].
** It turns up in "Rise from the Ashes", with [[spoiler: the Joe Darke case, in which the corrupt police chief ''committed a murder himself'' then set things up to look like an innocent was the unintentional culprit, so that said innocent's sister would frame the aforementioned Darke, a SerialKiller against whom there would otherwise have been insufficient evidence]].



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* In ''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes'' Gyrognome has a habit of planting weapons-grade plutonium and other severe contraband on supervillains who are already headed for jail, [[ItAmusedMe just for kicks]].
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'', when a gum thief is accidentally mixed up with a serial killer and arrested, Mr. Pickles just goes with the flow and catches the real serial killer by framing him for the gum thievery.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'', ''WesternAnimation/MrPickles'', when a gum thief is accidentally mixed up with a serial killer and arrested, Mr. Pickles just goes with the flow and catches the real serial killer by framing him for the gum thievery.
4th Feb '17 4:31:19 PM Phred
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'', when a gum thief is accidentally mixed up with a serial killer and arrested, Mr. Pickles just goes with the flow and catches the real serial killer by framing him for the gum thievery.
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31st Jan '17 11:07:18 AM dmcreif
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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 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 Bell:''' (Bird's boss) 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.\\
'''Jimmy [=McNulty=]:''' That the word on the street, huh? (Starts smirking) Trouble is, String, we ain't on the street. We're in a court of law.
** Avon uses the trope himself in season 2 to get early parole. Wee-Bey is getting 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 they decide to frame him for murder. To do so, Stringer approaches his supplier and pays him to give Tilghman a tampered supply laced with rat poison. The bad drugs kill five inmates and injure eight others. Avon then comes 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 thus gets his first parole hearing moved up a year in exchange for his "testimony".

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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 crime 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:''' (Bird's boss) 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.\\
'''Jimmy [=McNulty=]:''' That the word on the street, huh? (Starts smirking) ''[[=McNulty=] smirks]'' Trouble is, String, we ain't on the street. We're in a court of law.
** Avon uses the trope himself in season 2 to get secure early parole. Wee-Bey is getting 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 they decide to frame him for murder. To do so, Stringer approaches his supplier and pays him to give Tilghman a tampered supply laced with rat poison. The bad drugs kill five several inmates and injure eight others. 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 then comes 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 thus (through [[AmoralAttorney Maurice Levy]]) gets the prison officials to move his first parole hearing moved up a year in exchange for his "testimony"."testimony", a deal which they reluctantly agree to.
29th Jan '17 10:43:25 PM KeithM
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* The episode "The Mind of Stefan Miklos" of ''Series/MissionImpossible'' had a two-for-one variation: the Americans have been using a foreign spy (Townsend) by [[FeedTheMole feeding him bad information]] that he unwittingly passes on, but another spy (Simpson) in the ring is a rival and discovers proof the information is bad, accusing Townsend of being a double agent for the Americans. The investigator, Miklos, who the foreign intelligence service is sending to ferret out the truth is believed to be far too competent to fall for an attempt to frame Simpson, so instead the team frames ''Townsend'', depending on Miklos to see through their con, and come to the conclusion that the only reason the Americans would frame him would be to discredit the information he had passed on and have Townsend's own people eliminate him. As a bonus, the failed frame-up implicates Simpson as having been involved, leading to a Category 1 variation since Miklos concludes that ''he'' must be a double agent and was assisting the Americans in the attempted frame.

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* The episode "The Mind of Stefan Miklos" of ''Series/MissionImpossible'' had a two-for-one variation: the Americans have been using a foreign spy mole in their intelligence service (Townsend) by [[FeedTheMole feeding him bad information]] that he unwittingly passes on, but another spy (Simpson) in the ring is a rival and discovers proof the information is bad, accusing Townsend of being a double agent for the Americans. The investigator, Miklos, who the foreign intelligence service is sending to ferret out the truth is believed to be far too competent to fall for an attempt to frame Simpson, so instead the team frames ''Townsend'', depending on Miklos to see through their con, and come to the conclusion that the only reason the Americans would frame him would be to discredit the information he had passed on and have Townsend's own people eliminate him. As a bonus, the failed frame-up implicates Simpson as having been involved, leading to a Category 1 variation since Miklos concludes that ''he'' must be a double agent and was assisting the Americans in the attempted frame.
21st Jan '17 11:52:11 AM eedwardgrey3
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* [[TheMafia Charles "Lucky" Luciano]] got his first conviction on the charge of collecting money from prostitutes. However Luciano would need to haven been uncharacteristically stupid to collect from prostitutes in person. Also at that point it would have been like the CEO of Walmart personally emptying a cash register. Either way it made the prosecutor, Thomas Dewey, a celebrity overnight and put him on the way to his (failed) bid for the White House.
20th Jan '17 5:39:38 AM PaulA
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** In ''Literature/MurderAtTheVicarage'' the killers plant several clues to make it look like the victim was shot at the exact time when one of them came to the crime scene to see the victim. The police are meant to see through these clues and assume the crime was committed later.

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** In ''Literature/MurderAtTheVicarage'' ''Literature/TheMurderAtTheVicarage'' the killers plant several clues to make it look like the victim was shot at the exact time when one of them came to the crime scene to see the victim. The police are meant to see through these clues and assume the crime was committed later.
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