History Main / TreacheryCoverup

2nd Jan '17 5:36:06 PM isk2837
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2419807/1/The-Riddle-of-Jim-Lillian The Riddle Of Jim Lillian]], Hermione claims that it was Draco Malfoy who killed Ron, Neville and Luna, tortured Ginny, broke Harry's wand and leaked the Prophecy to Voldemort. In the final chapters, however, it's revealed that [[spoiler: Ron was the one who committed most of those crimes, with Ginny accidentally killing him when she attacked him in a rage after he revealed his treachery. Harry convinces Ginny and Hermione to lie that Draco committed Ron's crimes to protect the Weasleys, who would be vilified as the family of the traitorous Ron and blame themselves for Ron's turn to evil.]]

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2419807/1/The-Riddle-of-Jim-Lillian The Riddle Of Jim Lillian]], Hermione claims that it was Draco Malfoy who killed Ron, Neville and Luna, tortured Ginny, broke Harry's wand and leaked the Prophecy to Voldemort. In the final chapters, however, it's revealed that [[spoiler: Ron was the one who committed most of those crimes, with Ginny accidentally killing him when she attacked him in a rage after he revealed his treachery. Harry convinces Ginny and Hermione to lie that Draco - who has already committed numerous crimes as a Death Eater - committed Ron's crimes to protect the Weasleys, who would be vilified as the family of the traitorous Ron and blame themselves for Ron's turn to evil.]]
2nd Jan '17 5:33:54 PM isk2837
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2419807/1/The-Riddle-of-Jim-Lillian The Riddle Of Jim Lillian]], Hermione claims that it was Draco Malfoy who killed Ron, Neville and Luna, tortured Ginny, broke Harry's wand and leaked the Prophecy to Voldemort. In the final chapters, however, it's revealed that [[spoiler: Ron was the one who committed most of those crimes, with Ginny accidentally killing him when she attacked him in a rage after he revealed his treachery. Harry convinces Ginny and Hermione to lie that Draco committed Ron's crimes to protect the Weasleys, who would be vilified as the family of the traitorous Ron and blame themselves for Ron's turn to evil.]]
14th Dec '16 12:20:21 AM PaulA
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* Twisted a bit in the ''Literature/{{Elenium}}''. The person who's been blackmailed into trying to murder Sparhawk for half a book [[CyanidePill takes poison]] before confessing, and expects to be outed as a traitor. Instead, Sparhawk and Kurik arrange matters so everyone will think one of the besieging army shot him.

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* Twisted a bit in the ''Literature/{{Elenium}}''.''Literature/TheElenium''. The person who's been blackmailed into trying to murder Sparhawk for half a book [[CyanidePill takes poison]] before confessing, and expects to be outed as a traitor. Instead, Sparhawk and Kurik arrange matters so everyone will think one of the besieging army shot him.
2nd Dec '16 7:55:18 PM TheWanderer
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The villain has betrayed his team, or his country, or the entire human race. Now, he's been defeated... but there's just one complication. If the traitor's guilt is revealed, there will be consequences -- perhaps his friends will seek revenge, or perhaps good people will also be dragged down, or perhaps the people's confidence in the whole system will be shaken.

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The villain has betrayed his team, or his country, or the entire human race. Now, he's been defeated... but there's just one complication. If the traitor's guilt is revealed, there will be consequences -- perhaps his friends will seek revenge, or perhaps good people will also be dragged down, or maybe the traitor in question was a RegretfulTraitor and his old friends still mostly think well of him, or perhaps the people's confidence in the whole system will be shaken.
shaken as a result of these actions.



Subtrope of InternalRetcon. Compare NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead and ThePowerOfLegacy.

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Subtrope of InternalRetcon. Compare NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead and ThePowerOfLegacy. The inversion is the DeceasedFallGuyGambit, where a dead person is made a scapegoat for crimes or actions they didn't do.
22nd Sep '16 9:12:20 PM GottaHaveFaith
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** [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Admiral Fujitora at the end of the Dressrosa arc. After hearing the aforementioned Smoker's frustrations about the Alabasta incident, he ensured that the government could not repeat this for Dressrosa (and give him the credit) by publicly broadcasting the truth (that the Straw Hats and their allies were the ones who brought down the Donquixote Family and saved the kingdom) to all neighboring islands ''before'' reporting the incident to his superior, meaning that the Government has no choice but to publicly acknowledge the real version of the story. Said superior, Fleet Admiral Sakazuki/Akainu, is ''not'' happy.

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** [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Admiral Fujitora at the end of the Dressrosa arc. After hearing the aforementioned Smoker's frustrations about the Alabasta incident, he ensured that the government could not repeat this for Dressrosa (and give him the credit) by publicly broadcasting the truth (that the Straw Hats and their allies were the ones who brought down the Donquixote Family and saved the kingdom) to all neighboring islands ''before'' reporting the incident to his superior, meaning that the Government has no choice but to publicly acknowledge the real version of the story. Said superior, Fleet Admiral Sakazuki/Akainu, is was ''not'' happy.
22nd Sep '16 9:11:17 PM GottaHaveFaith
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** [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Admiral Fujitora at the end of the Dressrosa arc. After hearing the aforementioned Smoker's frustrations about the Alabasta incident, he ensured that the government could not repeat this for Dressrosa and give him the credit by publicly broadcasting the truth to all neighboring islands ''before'' reporting the incident to his superior, meaning that the Government has no choice but to publicly acknowledge the real version of the story. Said superior, Fleet Admiral Sakazuki/Akainu, is ''not'' happy.

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** [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Admiral Fujitora at the end of the Dressrosa arc. After hearing the aforementioned Smoker's frustrations about the Alabasta incident, he ensured that the government could not repeat this for Dressrosa and (and give him the credit credit) by publicly broadcasting the truth (that the Straw Hats and their allies were the ones who brought down the Donquixote Family and saved the kingdom) to all neighboring islands ''before'' reporting the incident to his superior, meaning that the Government has no choice but to publicly acknowledge the real version of the story. Said superior, Fleet Admiral Sakazuki/Akainu, is ''not'' happy.
22nd Sep '16 9:09:28 PM GottaHaveFaith
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** [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Admiral Fujitora at the end of the Dressrosa arc. After hearing the aforementioned Smoker's frustrations about the Alabasta incident, he ensured that the government could not repeat this for Dressrosa and give him the credit by publicly broadcasting the truth to all neighboring islands ''before'' reporting the incident to his superior, meaning that the Government has no choice but to publicly acknowledge the real version of the story. Said superior, Fleet Admiral Sakazuki/Akainu, is ''not'' happy.
31st Aug '16 4:03:34 AM humanpunk
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** In "The Wounded", both Picard and Captain Macet of the Cardassians are eager to stop Captain Ben Maxwell when he goes on the warpath, destroying two Cardassian ships and a science station. Macet believes Maxwell is carrying out a personal vendetta, and Picard eventually concurs, while Maxwell claims the Cardassians are gearing up for war. Maxwell breaks down, surrenders and calls off another attack, but Picard realizes [[TheCloudCuckoolanderWasRight he was right]]. He tells Macet this, but assures him he'll keep it between them so as to preserve peace between their races.
11th Aug '16 10:13:49 PM PaulA
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** ''The Cardinal of the Kremlin'': The defection of [[spoiler: Nikolay Borissovich Gerasimov]] is covered up by the American and Soviet governments to avoid political problems with an arms control treaty. Several Soviet characters state that the court-martial of 'Cardinal' might not be possible since he is a war hero.
* Prince Serg in Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards of Honor]]''.

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** ''The Cardinal of the Kremlin'': ''Literature/TheCardinalOfTheKremlin'': The defection of [[spoiler: Nikolay [[spoiler:Nikolay Borissovich Gerasimov]] is covered up by the American and Soviet governments to avoid political problems with an arms control treaty. Several Soviet characters state that the court-martial of 'Cardinal' might not be possible since he is a war hero.
* Prince Serg in Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards of Honor]]''.''Literature/ShardsOfHonor''.
16th Apr '16 6:48:56 PM SSJMagus
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* At the end of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', [[TheDragon the Fuhrer]] was credited as having been a major force against the generals supposedly orchestrating the "alchemic experiment". In fact, [[spoiler:he had been one of the driving forces for its completion and had brought the generals into the scheme]]. However, he was far too popular with the people and the evidence against him was lacking.

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* At the end of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', [[TheDragon the Fuhrer]] was credited as having been a major force against the generals supposedly orchestrating the "alchemic experiment". In fact, [[spoiler:he had been one of the driving forces for its completion and had brought the generals into the scheme]]. However, he was far too popular with the people and the evidence against him was lacking. It helped that the rebel forces had ''already'' claimed to be acting in the Fuhrer's name and pinned their own assassination attempt against him (which at the time they believed was successful) on the generals, even before the villainous plot was actually thwarted, even enlisted the unwitting support of the Fuhrer's wife.
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