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30th Apr '16 2:32:52 PM HeraldAlberich
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30th Apr '16 9:36:14 AM Willbyr
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* A rich socialite in ''FrankenFran'' pulls this when her father intends to remarry. Fran, being the weirdo she is, sees right through it--and reanimates the schemer so she can confess.
* ''Golgo13: The Professional'' has a weird version of this. The film starts with a powerful man's son being killed by Golgo 13. At the end, we learn that the son had hired Golgo to kill him - he felt he could never live up to his father's expectations, but was too squeamish to kill himself.

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* A rich socialite in ''FrankenFran'' ''Manga/FrankenFran'' pulls this when her father intends to remarry. Fran, being the weirdo she is, sees right through it--and reanimates the schemer so she can confess.
* ''Golgo13: ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}: The Professional'' has a weird version of this. The film starts with a powerful man's son being killed by Golgo 13. At the end, we learn that the son had hired Golgo to kill him - he felt he could never live up to his father's expectations, but was too squeamish to kill himself.
23rd Apr '16 9:23:08 PM foxley
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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': Happens in [[spoiler:"The Hangman's Demise"]]. The VictimOfThe Week commits suicide in a manner designed to look like murder, and leaves evidence framing one of his friends. Overlaps with FramingTheGuiltyParty, because the reason he did it was that he had learned his friend and committed a murder years ago and gotten away with it. By making him out to have committed this murder, he was attempting to ensure the friend would still go to the gallows.

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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': Happens in [[spoiler:"The "The Hangman's Demise"]]. Demise". The VictimOfThe Week VictimOfTheWeek commits suicide in a manner designed to look like murder, and leaves evidence framing one of his friends. Overlaps with FramingTheGuiltyParty, because the reason he did it was that he had learned his friend and had committed a murder years ago and gotten away with it. By making him out to have committed this murder, he was attempting to ensure the friend would still go to the gallows.
23rd Apr '16 9:17:47 PM foxley
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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': Happens in [[spoiler:"The Hangman's Demise"]]. The VictimOfThe Week commits suicide in a manner designed to look like murder, and leaves evidence framing one of his friends. Overlaps with FramingTheGuiltyParty, because the reason he did it was that he had learned his friend and committed a murder years ago and gotten away with it. By making him out to have committed this murder, he was attempting to ensure the friend would still go to the gallows.
14th Apr '16 3:04:12 AM shamblingdead2
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* Happens in ''Film/{{Narc}}'', similar to the insurance examples below.
27th Mar '16 8:18:59 PM nombretomado
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* Used in several soap operas, particularly on ''{{Guiding Light}}''. Devastated when husband Josh leaves her to reunite with ex Reva, Annie suffers a miscarriage. However, the baby remains in her womb. At a party, Annie lured Reva to the top of a steep staircase, provoked her into an argument, then made it appear as though Reva had shoved her down the stairs. Reva was charged with manslaughter for the death of the baby, until it was proven that the baby had died long before Annie fell down the stairs.
* This appears to be the fate of [[spoiler: Vera Bates]] in ''DowntonAbbey'', though as of the end of the second season we haven't learned precisely what happened

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* Used in several soap operas, particularly on ''{{Guiding Light}}''.''Series/GuidingLight''. Devastated when husband Josh leaves her to reunite with ex Reva, Annie suffers a miscarriage. However, the baby remains in her womb. At a party, Annie lured Reva to the top of a steep staircase, provoked her into an argument, then made it appear as though Reva had shoved her down the stairs. Reva was charged with manslaughter for the death of the baby, until it was proven that the baby had died long before Annie fell down the stairs.
* This appears to be the fate of [[spoiler: Vera Bates]] in ''DowntonAbbey'', ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', though as of the end of the second season we haven't learned precisely what happened



* A woman faking her own murder got the plot rolling in the ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' episode "On The Line", loosley based on the Conan Doyle Thor Bridge story. The audience saw her go through with it in the cold open, including a 911 call where she identifies an old enemy of hers as her "assailant". Sherlock figures it out pretty quickly, but soon regrets exposing the plot, because [[spoiler:the man she framed was a sadistic serial killer]].

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* A woman faking her own murder got the plot rolling in the ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' episode "On The Line", loosley loosely based on the Conan Doyle Thor Bridge story. The audience saw her go through with it in the cold open, including a 911 call where she identifies an old enemy of hers as her "assailant". Sherlock figures it out pretty quickly, but soon regrets exposing the plot, because [[spoiler:the man she framed was a sadistic serial killer]].
19th Mar '16 2:07:29 AM Hossmeister
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13th Feb '16 11:31:16 PM LordInsane
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**In another episode, it ''looks'' like this when it a while into the episode turns out to be suicide made to look like a robbery gone wrong so the insurance pays out. There's one more twist left to be played, however... [[spoiler: the victim had been manipulated into committing suicide by his doctor, who had gone so far as to lie the victim had a terminal illness.]]
15th Jan '16 2:13:48 AM LondonKdS
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* In the third series of ''Series/BronBroen'', Saga's abusive mother kills herself and frames Saga for it.
10th Jan '16 9:02:22 AM rjd1922
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** A particular well-thought-out one was where the woman pointed the gun at herself from above and in front of her chest, and shot herself through her clothes. A woman who suicides by gun ''usually'' does it from below and under her clothes. The forensic specialist had one of those indescribable hunches, and performed a test on the woman's hands for gunpowder residue; it came back positive. This, combined with the total ''lack'' of gunpowder on her ex-boyfriend's hands (and he'd been tested far too soon to wash or otherwise destroy the evidence) led to the verdict of suicide, not murder. (Yes, it was a revenge plot.)

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** A particular well-thought-out one was where the woman pointed the gun at herself from above and in front of her chest, and shot herself through her clothes. A woman who suicides commits suicide by gun ''usually'' does it from below and under her clothes. The forensic specialist had one of those indescribable hunches, and performed a test on the woman's hands for gunpowder residue; it came back positive. This, combined with the total ''lack'' of gunpowder on her ex-boyfriend's hands (and he'd been tested far too soon to wash or otherwise destroy the evidence) led to the verdict of suicide, not murder. (Yes, it was a revenge plot.)
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