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17th Sep '17 1:54:25 AM JackG
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** It backfires when Dormer tries to plant a gun on the killer, who figures he'd do this, finds the gun and plants it on the boyfriend, then goes to the police knowing that Dormer can't reveal what he's done.
6th Aug '17 2:51:45 PM DoctorNemesis
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* The first episode of ''Series/NewTricks'' involves a roundabout case of this. The cold case team are formed to find evidence that a recently-freed murderer who is claiming a frame-up was actually guilty, but they discover that he was innocent of the murder he was sent away for... but guilty of another murder that the investigating officer who framed him had believed he did. And to add insult to injury, the shoes that the officer 'fixed up' in order to frame him actually contained clear evidence that he did the other murder. Had the investigating cop simply been a good cop and done his job properly, he could have easily convicted the murderer of the earlier crime without need for a frame-up at all.

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* The first episode of ''Series/NewTricks'' involves a roundabout case of this. The cold case team are formed to find evidence that a recently-freed murderer who is claiming a frame-up was actually guilty, but they discover that he was innocent of the murder he was sent away for... but guilty of another murder that the investigating officer who framed him had believed he did. And to add insult to injury, the shoes that the officer 'fixed up' in order to frame him actually contained clear evidence that he did the other murder. Had the investigating cop simply been a good cop and done his job properly, he could have easily convicted the murderer of the earlier crime without need for a frame-up at all.
6th Aug '17 2:54:07 AM DoctorNemesis
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* The first episode of ''Series/NewTricks'' involves a roundabout case of this. The cold case team are formed to find evidence that a recently-freed murderer who is claiming a frame-up was actually guilty, but they discover that he was innocent of the murder he was sent away for... but guilty of another murder that the investigating officer who framed him had believed he did. And to add insult to injury, the shoes that the officer 'fixed up' in order to frame him actually contained clear evidence that he did the other murder. Had the investigating cop simply been a good cop and done his job properly, he could have easily convicted the murderer of the earlier crime without need for a frame-up at all.
14th Jul '17 5:32:22 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] resurrects [[Film/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]] and tricks him into killing a few kids in Springwood, Ohio, with the intent of taking credit for Jason's murders (since the more GenreSavvy adult residents will assume it's him). Unfortunately for Freddy, the titular conflict begins when Jason [[KillSteal keeps going at it]]. Unlike other examples of this sub-trope, Freddy fully intends to take credit for the first few kills since the people's fear of him gives him the power to murder at his leisure.

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* In ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] resurrects [[Film/FridayThe13th [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]] and tricks him into killing a few kids in Springwood, Ohio, with the intent of taking credit for Jason's murders (since the more GenreSavvy adult residents will assume it's him). Unfortunately for Freddy, the titular conflict begins when Jason [[KillSteal keeps going at it]]. Unlike other examples of this sub-trope, Freddy fully intends to take credit for the first few kills since the people's fear of him gives him the power to murder at his leisure.
10th Jul '17 6:55:47 AM Codefreak5
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* In ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'', this is the goal of the Framing Frame mission. The job involves framing a senator for drug possession by planting stacks of cocaine in his flat's hidden vault, but the senator already engages in shady, illegal deals across the globe, the most recent one involving gold, cocaine, and illegal weapons. If stealth fails, then this trope stops taking place, and you use footage of his actual crimes to finish the job instead.
2nd Jul '17 6:33:06 PM CrowTR0bot
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* In ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] resurrects [[Film/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]] and tricks him into killing a few kids in Springwood, Ohio, with the intent of taking credit for Jason's murders (since the more GenreSavvy adult residents will assume it's him). Unfortunately for Freddy, the titular conflict begins when Jason [[KillSteal keeps going at it]]. Unlike other examples of this sub-trope, Freddy fully intends to take credit for the first few kills since the people's fear of him gives him the power to murder at his leisure.
2nd Jul '17 10:07:30 AM nombretomado
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* In JohnLeCarre's ''Literature/TheSpyWhoCameInFromTheCold'', the hero is sent by [=MI6=] to East Germany to frame East German spycatcher Mundt as a British [[TheMole mole]]. [[spoiler:Except the British have actually discredited his "evidence" deliberately because Mundt ''really is'' TheMole for them, meaning that if Mundt is accused of being TheMole in the future [[CryingWolf no one will believe it]].]]

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* In JohnLeCarre's Creator/JohnLeCarre's ''Literature/TheSpyWhoCameInFromTheCold'', the hero is sent by [=MI6=] to East Germany to frame East German spycatcher Mundt as a British [[TheMole mole]]. [[spoiler:Except the British have actually discredited his "evidence" deliberately because Mundt ''really is'' TheMole for them, meaning that if Mundt is accused of being TheMole in the future [[CryingWolf no one will believe it]].]]
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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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.]]
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