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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.
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8th Mar '16 11:15:30 AM DaibhidC
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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.
17th Dec '15 3:48:26 PM GrammarNavi
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* In ''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.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/HulkandtheAgentsofSMASH'', ''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.
21st Oct '15 11:40:44 AM StFan
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* In ''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.)
* Early {{Spider-Man}} comics had J. Jonah Jameson hire villains, or in case of the Scorpion help create him in order to try and take down Spider-Man.

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* In ''SupermanBatman: ''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.)
* Early {{Spider-Man}} ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' comics had J. Jonah Jameson hire villains, or in case of the Scorpion help create him in order to try and take down Spider-Man.
1st Oct '15 4:55:37 PM nombretomado
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* In ''OutlawStar'', after Hilda steals Melfina and the titular starship from the Kei Pirates, they manage to track her down with help from the [[ProfessionalKillers [=MacDougal=] brothers.]] A little more ambiguous than hero/villain since both Hilda and the [=MacDougals=] live outside the law, but they're certainly more heartless and ruthless than she is, and go on to be one of Gene's worst enemies.

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* In ''OutlawStar'', ''Manga/OutlawStar'', after Hilda steals Melfina and the titular starship from the Kei Pirates, they manage to track her down with help from the [[ProfessionalKillers [=MacDougal=] brothers.]] A little more ambiguous than hero/villain since both Hilda and the [=MacDougals=] live outside the law, but they're certainly more heartless and ruthless than she is, and go on to be one of Gene's worst enemies.
15th Sep '15 12:49:52 PM hamza678
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* In 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.

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* In HulkandtheAgentsofSMASH, ''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.
5th Jul '15 5:12:38 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SupermanBatman: Public Enemies,'' [[PresidentEvil President]] [[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 ''SupermanBatman: Public Enemies,'' [[PresidentEvil President]] [[LexLuthor [[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.)
7th May '15 7:56:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''CityOfHeroes'', one StoryArc has your character become a fugitive (although it doesn't really affect jack, of course). You get ambushed a couple times by Malta and once by a Nemesis group, the former suggested to have actually been hired by the city.

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* In ''CityOfHeroes'', ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', one StoryArc has your character become a fugitive (although it doesn't really affect jack, of course). You get ambushed a couple times by Malta and once by a Nemesis group, the former suggested to have actually been hired by the city.
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