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19th Apr '16 2:57:01 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/TheDevilAndDanielWebster'' is the inspiration for most works that use this trope. Heck, the title of an episode will be something like ''The Devil and [Character Name]."
19th Apr '16 8:28:24 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''Literature/TheDevilAndDanielWebster'' is the inspiration for most works that use this trope. Heck, the title of an episode will be something like ''The Devil and [Character Name]."
17th Apr '16 8:02:31 PM hamza678
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* "Fuck the Police" by NWA has a cop being tried by MC Ren, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Eazy-E for being "a redneck, white trash, chicken-shit motherfucker".

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* "Fuck the Police" by NWA Music/{{NWA}} has a cop being tried by MC Ren, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Eazy-E for being "a redneck, white trash, chicken-shit motherfucker".
18th Mar '16 12:25:35 PM Morgenthaler
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** This happened earlier in an episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' [[note]]"Cor'rai", Second Season[[/note]]. Teal'c is put on trial for a murder he committed while [[TheDragon First Prime]] of Apophis. The judge, jury, and executioner was son of the guy who Teal'c killed. O'Neill points out how unfair this is, only to be shot down since it's part of their legal system. Daniel even comments that this was a common law practice for many years, to O'Neill's irritation.
*** Both Daniel and O'Neill try to explain the reasons why Teal'c did that as benevolent and better than the alternative (Apophis threatened to kill all the villagers if Teal'c refused to kill one). A typical RealLife tactic when the facts of the crime are beyond dispute, and the only thing in doubt is the mental state of the accused at that time. In the end, though, the son simply states that Teal'c's reasons don't matter. His father is dead and nothing Teal'c does can bring him back. Then the Goa'uld happen to attack, and Teal'c almost singlehandedly fights them off before giving the son a weapon at noon, when the execution was scheduled. The son finally realizes that the Teal'c who killed his father is no more.

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** * This happened earlier in an episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' [[note]]"Cor'rai", Second Season[[/note]]. Teal'c is put on trial for a murder he committed while [[TheDragon First Prime]] of Apophis. The judge, jury, and executioner was son of the guy who Teal'c killed. O'Neill points out how unfair this is, only to be shot down since it's part of their legal system. Daniel even comments that this was a common law practice for many years, to O'Neill's irritation.
*** Both Daniel and O'Neill try to explain the reasons why Teal'c did that as benevolent and better than the alternative (Apophis threatened to kill all the villagers if Teal'c refused to kill one). A typical RealLife tactic when the facts of the crime are beyond dispute, and the only thing in doubt is the mental state of the accused at that time. In the end, though, the son simply states that Teal'c's reasons don't matter. His father is dead and nothing Teal'c does can bring him back. Then the Goa'uld happen to attack, and Teal'c almost singlehandedly fights them off before giving the son a weapon at noon, when the execution was scheduled. The son finally realizes that the Teal'c who killed his father is no more.
irritation.
18th Mar '16 12:25:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* The fourth season of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' had the US Secretary of Defense captured and put on trial by terrorists. The eighth sees other terrorists put the President of {{Qurac}} on trial as well. Both times, the trial is a formality and the terrorists plan on executing their victim anyway (its actually closer to a sentencing); the Secretary of Defense was actually going to be ''decapitated'' live on the internet before Jack Bauer saved him, while the President was merely going to be shot. [[spoiler: And is, long before Jack gets there- the mock trial was [[YouAreTooLate pre-taped all along.]]]]

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* The fourth season of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' ''Series/TwentyFour'' had the US Secretary of Defense captured and put on trial by terrorists. The eighth sees other terrorists put the President of {{Qurac}} on trial as well. Both times, the trial is a formality and the terrorists plan on executing their victim anyway (its actually closer to a sentencing); the Secretary of Defense was actually going to be ''decapitated'' live on the internet before Jack Bauer saved him, while the President was merely going to be shot. [[spoiler: And is, long before Jack gets there- the mock trial was [[YouAreTooLate pre-taped all along.]]]]



* ''TalesFromTheCrypt'': "The Third Pig", a bloody retelling of the Literature/ThreeLittlePigs had the third pig tried for the murder of his brothers. The judge and jury are all wolves, who deliberate by going in the room and immediately coming back out.

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* ''TalesFromTheCrypt'': ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'': "The Third Pig", a bloody retelling of the Literature/ThreeLittlePigs had the third pig tried for the murder of his brothers. The judge and jury are all wolves, who deliberate by going in the room and immediately coming back out.
5th Mar '16 10:56:13 AM nombretomado
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* In the novel ''CaptainAmerica: Liberty's Torch'', Cap is captured by a powerful American militia. He is to be put on trial and for his defense, they captured a lawyer based off the popular creator Mark Gruenwald. Both Cap and the lawyer know the whole thing is a sham, but are forced to go through with it anyway.

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* In the novel ''CaptainAmerica: ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica: Liberty's Torch'', Cap is captured by a powerful American militia. He is to be put on trial and for his defense, they captured a lawyer based off the popular creator Mark Gruenwald. Both Cap and the lawyer know the whole thing is a sham, but are forced to go through with it anyway.
29th Feb '16 1:49:26 PM margdean56
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** The pre-made adventure for a Batman RPG from the early 90s had Joker attempting to frame the player characters for murder, then putting them on trial before a "jury of [their] peers" - twelve mannequins dressed in Batman's cape and cowl.

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** The pre-made adventure for a Batman RPG from the early 90s had Joker attempting to frame the player characters for murder, then putting them on trial before a "jury of [their] peers" - -- twelve mannequins dressed in Batman's cape and cowl.



** In ''Origins'', Dredd is captured and put on trial by the deposed [[PresidentEvil U.S. President "Bad Bob" Booth]] as payback for [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner Justice Department]] dismantling his corrupt courts and thwarting his suicidal plans for world conquest. He even has the audacity to claim that he'll give Dredd a fair trial-with himself as both judge and prosecution and his minions as the jury.

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** In ''Origins'', Dredd is captured and put on trial by the deposed [[PresidentEvil U.S. President "Bad Bob" Booth]] as payback for [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner Justice Department]] dismantling his corrupt courts and thwarting his suicidal plans for world conquest. He even has the audacity to claim that he'll give Dredd a fair trial-with trial--with himself as both judge and prosecution and his minions as the jury.



* ComicBook/JonahHex is subjected to one in ''Weird Western Tales'' #30. Quentin Turnbull captures him and puts him on 'trail' for "treason and other high crimes against the Confederate States of America". The 'jury' consists of "your former comrades in arms, some of them survivors of the very massacre you perpetrated".

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* ComicBook/JonahHex is subjected to one in ''Weird Western Tales'' #30. Quentin Turnbull captures him and puts him on 'trail' 'trial' for "treason and other high crimes against the Confederate States of America". The 'jury' consists of "your former comrades in arms, some of them survivors of the very massacre you perpetrated".



* Judas Traveller puts Spider-Man on trial in ComicBook/TheCloneSaga, charging him with being responsible for supervillains and ruining lives by simply by existing. Judas is the judge, Carnage is the prosecutor, Ravencroft inmates like Shriek and the Chameleon make up the jury, and [[NinetiesAntiHero Kaine]] is Spider-Man's attorney. Spider-Man is of course found guilty and sentence to death, but after Kaine almost dies to save him Traveller spares them both, deciding that if Peter can inspire such a noble act in "scum" like Kaine, then he deserves to live.

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* Judas Traveller puts Spider-Man on trial in ComicBook/TheCloneSaga, charging him with being responsible for supervillains and ruining lives by simply by existing. Judas is the judge, Carnage is the prosecutor, Ravencroft inmates like Shriek and the Chameleon make up the jury, and [[NinetiesAntiHero Kaine]] is Spider-Man's attorney. Spider-Man is of course found guilty and sentence sentenced to death, but after Kaine almost dies to save him Traveller spares them both, deciding that if Peter can inspire such a noble act in "scum" like Kaine, then he deserves to live.
10th Feb '16 9:17:40 PM 10-13-2
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' involved Franchise/WinnieThePooh having a nightmare where he is put on trial by a jury of balloons after mistakenly losing Christopher Robin's balloon.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' involved Franchise/WinnieThePooh having a nightmare where he is put on trial by a jury of balloons after mistakenly losing Christopher Robin's balloon. (Kind of absurd, since all Pooh would need would be [[WeaksauceWeakness a hidden needle]] to terrorize his way out of the court.)
1st Feb '16 6:42:29 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Dr. Crane (aka Scarecrow) is the judge of a rigged court run by escaped criminals under Bane's supervision. There are only two possible sentences - exile (forced to walk on a frozen river until the ice gives way, at which point you fall in and drown) or death ([[MortonsFork by exile]]). [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything It has similarities to]] the KangarooCourt system in ''ATaleOfTwoCities'' and the Reign of Terror.

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Dr. Crane (aka Scarecrow) is the judge of a rigged court run by escaped criminals under Bane's supervision. There are only two possible sentences - exile (forced to walk on a frozen river until the ice gives way, at which point you fall in and drown) or death ([[MortonsFork by exile]]). [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything It has similarities to]] the KangarooCourt system in ''ATaleOfTwoCities'' ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'' and the Reign of Terror.
15th Jan '16 5:25:39 PM Nevermore2002
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* In ''ComicBook/RicHochet'', corrupted judge Vautrin set up a mock trial for captured civil servants and sentenced them to death. All magistrate's staff were criminals who had a bone to pick with the defendants.
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