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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.
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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.
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