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30th Apr '16 5:51:07 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''CaptainPlanet'' features the planeteers, representing humanity, being put on trial by 12 endangered/extincted animals. Humanity is found guilty and the planeteers admit humanity's mistakes.

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* An episode of ''CaptainPlanet'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}'' features the planeteers, representing humanity, being put on trial by 12 endangered/extincted animals. Humanity is found guilty and the planeteers admit humanity's mistakes.
29th Feb '16 1:54:45 PM margdean56
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* The Knave of Heart's trial in ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.

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* The Knave of Heart's Hearts' trial in ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
19th Dec '15 5:49:31 PM nombretomado
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* The [[TimePolice Time Variance Authority]] had been seen a few times before they arrested SheHulk for attempting to alter the present (she slipped a past version of Hawkeye a note warning him about his death) but that would be the first time their courtroom legal proceedings were viewed. The trials are actually quite reasonable as far as fairness is concerned; they'll provide any necessary witnesses for the defense and go out of their way to provide a defense attorney who is knowledgeable enough, using their own TimeTravel technology to find one if necessary. (In She-Hulk's case, they brought her friend Southpaw from an AlternateReality where Southpaw was a defense attorney.) Sentences they hand down, however, can be harsh; they can sentence a convicted criminal to be [[RetGone erased from existence, literally]].


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* The [[TimePolice Time Variance Authority]] had been seen a few times before they arrested SheHulk ComicBook/SheHulk for attempting to alter the present (she slipped a past version of Hawkeye a note warning him about his death) but that would be the first time their courtroom legal proceedings were viewed. The trials are actually quite reasonable as far as fairness is concerned; they'll provide any necessary witnesses for the defense and go out of their way to provide a defense attorney who is knowledgeable enough, using their own TimeTravel technology to find one if necessary. (In She-Hulk's case, they brought her friend Southpaw from an AlternateReality where Southpaw was a defense attorney.) Sentences they hand down, however, can be harsh; they can sentence a convicted criminal to be [[RetGone erased from existence, literally]].

27th Sep '15 7:28:49 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* The [[TimePolice Time Variance Authority]] had been seen a few times before they arrested SheHulk for attempting to alter the present (she slipped a past version of Hawkeye a note warning him about his death) but that would be the first time their courtroom legal proceedings were viewed. The trials are actually quite reasonable as far as fairness is concerned; they'll provide any necessary witnesses for the defense and go out of their way to provide a defense attorney who is knowledgeable enough, using their own TimeTravel technology to find one if necessary. (In She-Hulk's case, they brought her friend Southpaw from an AlternateReality where Southpaw was a defense attorney.) Sentences they hand down, however, can be harsh; they can sentence a convicted criminal to be [[RetGone erased from existence, literally]].

23rd Sep '15 12:55:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheDevilAndDanielWebster'', Jabez Stone is put on trial to determine whether he must forfeit his soul to the Devil. On the plus side, his attorney is the famous orator Daniel Webster. On the bad side, [[JuryOfTheDamned the judge and jury are all villains from American history]].

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* In ''TheDevilAndDanielWebster'', ''Literature/TheDevilAndDanielWebster'', Jabez Stone is put on trial to determine whether he must forfeit his soul to the Devil. On the plus side, his attorney is the famous orator Daniel Webster. On the bad side, [[JuryOfTheDamned the judge and jury are all villains from American history]].



* Passepartout in Creator/JulesVerne's ''AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' was put on trial in India for sacrilege, having entered a Hindu temple with shoes on. This was largely a ploy by the detective [[InspectorJavert Mr. Fix]], to delay Phileas Fogg long enough for his arrest warrant to arrive.

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* Passepartout in Creator/JulesVerne's ''AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' was put on trial in India for sacrilege, having entered a Hindu temple with shoes on. This was largely a ploy by the detective [[InspectorJavert Mr. Fix]], to delay Phileas Fogg long enough for his arrest warrant to arrive.



* William F. Buckley Jr.'s BlackfordOakes spy novel ''The Story of Henri Tod'' has the hero put on trial by an anticommunist cell in East Germany, on suspicion of his having betrayed one of their group to the KGB. True to form, Oakes doesn't blame them, and in fact believes they are acting completely sincerely and legitimately.

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* William F. Buckley Jr.'s BlackfordOakes Literature/BlackfordOakes spy novel ''The Story of Henri Tod'' has the hero put on trial by an anticommunist cell in East Germany, on suspicion of his having betrayed one of their group to the KGB. True to form, Oakes doesn't blame them, and in fact believes they are acting completely sincerely and legitimately.
7th Sep '15 10:28:47 AM nombretomado
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* In ''NeverwinterNights2'' the main character is accused of having slaughtered the village of Ember (which you recently passed through) - and much of the second act of the game was spent trying to gather the evidence that would prove your innocence. It's an unusual instance, since the city of Neverwinter bent over backwards to give the PC the best possible outcome - such as making him a noble so that he would '''get''' a trial, instead of just being extradited immediately.

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* In ''NeverwinterNights2'' ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' the main character is accused of having slaughtered the village of Ember (which you recently passed through) - and much of the second act of the game was spent trying to gather the evidence that would prove your innocence. It's an unusual instance, since the city of Neverwinter bent over backwards to give the PC the best possible outcome - such as making him a noble so that he would '''get''' a trial, instead of just being extradited immediately.
12th Apr '15 1:38:13 PM Gamecubist
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* ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' had a literal Mystical Jury called ''The Tribunal of Magic'' judge whether or not to reverse a magic wish which stripped the heroes's powers away. They decide that the begging and pleading from the heroes (as well as the fact that they're the planet's only hope) isn't good enough, and it's not until the near end of the episode (by which point the SixthRanger is down for the count and the heroes are literally backed up against a chainlink fence) that they turn their ruling around.

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* ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' had a literal Mystical Jury called ''The Tribunal of Magic'' judge whether or not to reverse a magic wish which stripped the heroes's heroes' powers away. They decide that the begging and pleading from the heroes (as well as the fact that they're the planet's only hope) isn't good enough, and it's not until the near end of the episode (by which point the SixthRanger is down for the count and the heroes are literally backed up against a chainlink fence) that they turn their ruling around.



* Video game example: in ''StarWars: KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', the protagonist finds himself on Manaan, a planet that has declared itself neutral in the ongoing war between the Republic and the Sith, but trades freely with both of them. After being hired by the Republic to spy on the Sith on the planet, he is caught red-handed massacring the entire population of the Sith base and is put on trial for breaking the neutrality treaty. Later, under vaguely-related circumstances, the exact same thing happens. Interesting in that both times the hero is actually guilty of what he's being charged with, but having the unquestionable moral high ground (or being [[KarmaMeter that damn evil]]) helps him talk his way out of it.

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* Video game example: in In ''StarWars: KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', the protagonist finds himself on Manaan, a planet that has declared itself neutral in the ongoing war between the Republic and the Sith, but trades freely with both of them. After being hired by the Republic to spy on the Sith on the planet, he is caught red-handed massacring the entire population of the Sith base and is put on trial for breaking the neutrality treaty. Later, under vaguely-related circumstances, the exact same thing happens. Interesting in that both times the hero is actually guilty of what he's being charged with, but having the unquestionable moral high ground (or being [[KarmaMeter that damn evil]]) helps him talk his way out of it.
3rd Apr '15 9:48:19 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' will start with Commander Shepard on trial, likely for the "crime" s/he committed in Arrival (which was essentially a SadisticChoice). Since they are skeptical about the existence of the Reapers (delaying them was the reason for committing the "crime" in Arrival), the trial would seem to have a bad outcome for Shepard. [[spoiler:[[{{Irony}} Thankfully]], the [[OhCrap Reapers]] invade Earth during the trial.]] [[MemeticMutation S/He doesn't have time to justify him/herself to you, s/he has a galaxy to save. Excuse him/her.]]
** [[spoiler: If the demo is anything to go by, Shepard was just stripped from his post and grounded on Earth. With hot food and cushy beds.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' will start Start with Commander Shepard on trial, likely for the "crime" s/he committed in Arrival (which was essentially a SadisticChoice). Since they are skeptical about the existence of the Reapers (delaying them was the reason for committing the "crime" in Arrival), the trial would seem to have a bad outcome for Shepard. [[spoiler:[[{{Irony}} Thankfully]], the [[OhCrap Reapers]] invade Earth during the trial.]] [[MemeticMutation S/He doesn't have time to justify him/herself to you, s/he has a galaxy to save. Excuse him/her.]]
** [[spoiler: If the demo is anything to go by, Shepard was just stripped from his post and grounded on Earth. With hot food and cushy beds.]]
22nd Dec '14 9:43:55 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The [[ClassicDisneyShorts Classic Disney Short]] ''PlutosJudgementDay'' is apparently about [[PlutothePup Pluto]] having a nightmare about him being put on trial by a jury of demonic cats in Hell after MickeyMouse scolds him one day for chasing a cat. Some of the cats that are testifying against Pluto include a cat that was flattened after Pluto chased him under a steamroller, and nine angels representing the lost lives of a dead cat named Uncle Tom, whom Pluto apparently murdered by chasing him into a river, causing him to drown. Pluto is then proven guilty by the cat jury, and is immediately sentenced to death by being dropped into a fire.

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* The [[ClassicDisneyShorts Classic Disney Short]] ''PlutosJudgementDay'' ''Disney/PlutosJudgementDay'' is apparently about [[PlutothePup Pluto]] having a nightmare about him being put on trial by a jury of demonic cats in Hell after MickeyMouse scolds him one day for chasing a cat. Some of the cats that are testifying against Pluto include a cat that was flattened after Pluto chased him under a steamroller, and nine angels representing the lost lives of a dead cat named Uncle Tom, whom Pluto apparently murdered by chasing him into a river, causing him to drown. Pluto is then proven guilty by the cat jury, and is immediately sentenced to death by being dropped into a fire.
8th Jun '14 7:00:32 AM alspawn
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** In another episode, Rimmer is found guilty by the AI of a prison station because he feels guilty about causing the deaths of the Red Dwarf's original crew. Kryten must then convince the AI that his feeling of guilt did not reflect an actual crime.
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