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11th Jun '17 12:29:18 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman: Public Enemies,'' [[PresidentEvil President]] [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]] frames Superman for endangering the Earth and forms a posse of superheroes led by Captain Atom to bring him in--plus he puts Major Force on the team, one of the most sadistic villains around (the phrase "WomenInRefrigerators" refers to a murder he committed. He's pretty vile.)

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* In ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman: Public Enemies,'' [[PresidentEvil President]] [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]] frames Superman for endangering the Earth and forms a posse of superheroes led by Captain Atom to bring him in--plus he puts Major Force on the team, one of the most sadistic villains around (the phrase "WomenInRefrigerators" "Website/WomenInRefrigerators" refers to a murder he committed. He's pretty vile.)
19th Apr '17 4:00:41 AM Shadowgazer
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The chances, by the way, of the whole thing being a huge frame-up designed to make the heroes look bad are reasonably high.

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The chances, by the way, of the whole thing being a huge frame-up designed to make the heroes look bad are reasonably high.
high. As are the chances of the person in a position of authority of being a villain himself, who was just looking for an excuse to destroy the hero.
19th Apr '17 3:58:17 AM Shadowgazer
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Our hero is now on the side of criminals and ne'er-do-wells, but there's a way to neatly avoid the issue of attacking police officers, who are only doing their job. Someone in a position of authority goes RecruitingTheCriminal from one of the defeated villains. Now their job is to catch the same person they've lost to before. Often rejoicing in being tasked to take out their enemy ''and'' cause as much collateral damage as they wish, one of the cops (or even the person who hired them) will question if crossing the GodzillaThreshold was the right thing to do.

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Our hero is now on the side of criminals and ne'er-do-wells, but since he is still a hero even if a law-breaking one, there's a way to neatly avoid the issue of attacking police officers, who are only doing their job. Someone in a position of authority goes RecruitingTheCriminal from one of the defeated villains. Now their job is to catch the same person they've lost to before. Often rejoicing in being tasked to take out their enemy ''and'' cause as much collateral damage as they wish, one of the cops (or even the person who hired them) will question if crossing the GodzillaThreshold was the right thing to do.
do. Since the hero is unlikely to even be suspected of doing something as dangerous and life-threatening as the villain who hunts him, the usual answer is no.
5th Sep '16 3:17:35 PM Jacob175
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* ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' features [[IronMan Tony Stark]] hiring legions of {{supervillain}}s to capture the resisting supers. ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' is an interesting example because the villains are the ''protagonists''.

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* ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' features [[IronMan [[ComicBOok/IronMan Tony Stark]] hiring legions of {{supervillain}}s to capture the resisting supers. ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' is an interesting example because the villains are the ''protagonists''.




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* Like the above ''Civil War'' example, ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'' has the Pro-Registration side use supervillains to hunt the Anti-Reg side. The difference is that they use nanite technology as a sort of mind control to keep the villains from trying anything funny. [[spoiler:It falls apart when the nanites started developing on their own and TurnedAgainstTheirMasters.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', Project Cadmus is a government organisation aimed at creating pre-emptive measures should the Justice League go rogue. It is largely composed of supervillans and is funded by Lex Luthor.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Hulk and the Agents of SMASH}}'', the team is framed by arch-foe The Leader for the destruction of their hometown. Pursuing Leader into space and then taking him back to Earth, their attempt to clear their names is met with a government-authorized robot army led by [[spoiler:The Abomination]]. Makes more sense than it would in the comics, since, like in the 2008 Movie, [[spoiler:Blonksy]] has a background as a government operative.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', Project Cadmus is a government organisation aimed at creating pre-emptive measures should the Justice League go rogue. It is largely composed of supervillans and is funded by Lex Luthor.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Hulk and the Agents of SMASH}}'', ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'', the team is framed by arch-foe The Leader for the destruction of their hometown. Pursuing Leader into space and then taking him back to Earth, their attempt to clear their names is met with a government-authorized robot army led by [[spoiler:The Abomination]]. Makes more sense than it would in the comics, since, like in the 2008 Movie, [[spoiler:Blonksy]] has a background as a government operative.
8th Aug '16 4:10:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' features [[IronMan Tony Stark]] hiring legions of {{supervillain}}s to capture the resisting supers. ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' is an interesting example because the villains are the ''protagonists''.

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* ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' features [[IronMan Tony Stark]] hiring legions of {{supervillain}}s to capture the resisting supers. ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' is an interesting example because the villains are the ''protagonists''.



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* In ''VideoGame/TinStar'' for the Super NES, the townspeople elect Black Bart, the game's villain in every previous "day" of gameplay, as sheriff after Tin Star is framed for the murder of a small child. He isn't actually dead.

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* In ''VideoGame/TinStar'' for the Super NES, the townspeople elect Black Bart, the game's villain in every previous "day" of gameplay, as sheriff after Tin Star is framed for the murder of a small child. He isn't actually dead.



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22nd Jul '16 1:49:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TinStar'' for the Super NES, the townspeople elect Black Bart, the game's villain in every previous "day" of gameplay, as sheriff after Tin Star is framed for the murder of a small child. He isn't actually dead.

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* In ''TinStar'' ''VideoGame/TinStar'' for the Super NES, the townspeople elect Black Bart, the game's villain in every previous "day" of gameplay, as sheriff after Tin Star is framed for the murder of a small child. He isn't actually dead.
30th Jun '16 2:16:18 PM AndyLA
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** When Aang disappears near the end of the third season, the rest of the group turn to their newly acquired [[TheLancer Lancer]] to find him. When he asks why, they point out that before his HeelFaceTurn, he had spent two seasons tracking the Avatar down over and over again, and as such is the most qualified one to do it now.

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** When Aang disappears near the end of the third season, the rest of the group turn to their newly acquired [[TheLancer Lancer]] Lancer]], Zuko, to find him. When he asks why, they point out that before his HeelFaceTurn, he had spent two seasons tracking the Avatar down over and over again, and as such is the most qualified one to do it now.
19th Jun '16 8:32:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' features [[IronMan Tony Stark]] hiring legions of {{supervillain}}s to capture the resisting supers. ''{{Thunderbolts}}'' is an interesting example because the villains are the ''protagonists''.

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* ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' features [[IronMan Tony Stark]] hiring legions of {{supervillain}}s to capture the resisting supers. ''{{Thunderbolts}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' is an interesting example because the villains are the ''protagonists''.
20th Mar '16 3:40:40 PM Aiguille
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This trope is sometimes used during an InMediaRes opening, giving us the twist of surprise that the hero is suspected, or even completely guilty, of breaking the law, or their moral code. It allows the story to continue with the conflict the heroes have with the people they're trying to defeat, even while the cops are now chasing our hero as well.

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This trope is sometimes used during an InMediaRes InMediasRes opening, giving us the twist of surprise that the hero is suspected, or even completely guilty, of breaking the law, or their moral code. It allows the story to continue with the conflict the heroes have with the people they're trying to defeat, even while the cops are now chasing our hero as well.
8th Mar '16 8:12:03 PM Greenygal
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* A 2016 storyline in ''Comicbook/TheFlash'' has his RoguesGallery recruited by Central City PD who have decided the Flash is a menace. The twist is CSI Barry Allen is assigned to the unit as well.

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* A 2016 storyline in ''Comicbook/TheFlash'' has his RoguesGallery recruited by Central City PD who have decided the Flash is a menace. The twist is [[HiredToHuntYourself CSI Barry Allen is assigned to the unit as well.
well]].
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