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27th May '18 3:50:13 PM Andyroid
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* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Dipper worries that his sister Mabel is dating a zombie. Soos tells Dipper that unless he gets solid evidence, no one will believe his claims, leading to a montage of Dipper following "Norman" and Mabel on their dates. Dipper apparently gets his proof when he catches Norman's hand falling off and reattaching, goes to warn Mabel�[[spoiler: And then it turns out that Norman is in fact a bunch of gnomes stacked up.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', series premier "Tourist Trapped", Dipper worries that his sister Mabel is dating a zombie. Soos tells Dipper that unless he gets solid evidence, no one will believe his claims, leading to a montage of Dipper following "Norman" and Mabel on their dates. Dipper apparently gets his proof when he catches Norman's hand falling off and reattaching, goes to warn Mabel�[[spoiler: Mabel... [[spoiler: And then it turns out that Norman is in fact [[TotemPoleTrench a bunch of gnomes stacked up.up]].]]
30th Apr '18 8:09:51 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* In the series ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'', a series continuation of the movie ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', TheHero Hiccup knows the old man named Mildew not only destroyed the village's supply of weapons to defend the village and framed the dragons, he even saw the framing objects in Mildew's hut. But after Mildew destroys the evidence, Stoic tells Hiccup that while he believes his son, he cannot punish Mildew for treason without hard evidence.

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* In the series ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'', a series continuation of the movie ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', TheHero Hiccup knows the old man named Mildew not only destroyed the village's supply of weapons to defend the village and framed the dragons, he even saw the framing objects in Mildew's hut. But after Mildew destroys the evidence, Stoic tells Hiccup Stoick explains to his son that while he believes his son, really does believe, he cannot can't punish Mildew for treason without hard evidence.




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* In an episode of WesternAnimation/{{Stoked}} called "To Catch a Reef," Reef's accused of stealing various things from guests and staff from around the hotel after he starts having way more money than he usually does (since Reef is normally broke). Johnny's the only one to believe that Reef isn't the thief (mostly because he feels that Reef isn't smart enough to pull enough something like this). After looking through some security footage, Johnny and Reef discover that the thief is apparently [[ThievingMagpie just a seagull]]--later, while trying to catch said seagull, Reef questions Johnny on why they can't simply tell the others about what they saw, and Johnny explains that they need to get more definitive proof since they all the evidence is circumstantial at beast. In the end, Reef's proven innocent and it turns out that all the extra he had was apparently the result of someone in the hotel's accounting department accidentally adding Wipeout's pay to Reef's--Bummer (Reef, Johnny and Wipeout's boss) rectifies this by making Reef wear the Wipeout-costume for a week without pay to make up for all the money Reef got by mistake.
22nd Apr '18 1:09:10 AM RedScharlach
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This can also affect the genre, and is the catalyst of many a AmateurSleuth and SnoopingLittleKid story.

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This can also affect the genre, and is the catalyst of many a an AmateurSleuth and SnoopingLittleKid story.
22nd Apr '18 1:08:39 AM RedScharlach
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* This becomes the main challenge in ''Film/{{Zodiac}}'' once the heroes become convinced that [[spoiler:Leigh is the Zodiac]]. Despite mountains of evidence -- the windbreakers, the gloves, the wing-walker boots, the knives, the guns, ''Film/TheMostDangerousGame'', the watch - it could all be dismissed in court as circumstantial.

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* This becomes the main challenge in ''Film/{{Zodiac}}'' once the heroes become convinced that [[spoiler:Leigh is the Zodiac]]. Despite mountains of evidence -- the windbreakers, the gloves, the wing-walker boots, the knives, the guns, ''Film/TheMostDangerousGame'', the watch - -- it could all be dismissed in court as circumstantial.



* A common occurance on ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and its spinoffs. Often occurs on cases where the evidence isn't yielding as many leads as the [=CSIs=] need to make the case.

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* A common occurance occurrence on ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and its spinoffs. Often occurs on cases where the evidence isn't yielding as many leads as the [=CSIs=] need to make the case.



* A common occurence for Candace in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', despite the guys not being evil (at least not to us). Their inventions are always in plain sight, but their sister goes through great ordeals to actually get their mom to see it, resulting in this trope several times by using cameras et.c.

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* A common occurence occurrence for Candace in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', despite the guys not being evil (at least not to us). Their inventions are always in plain sight, but their sister goes through great ordeals to actually get their mom to see it, resulting in this trope several times by using cameras et.c.etc.
9th Jan '18 1:32:39 AM Cryoclaste
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* Your first mission in ''PhantasyStar 2'' is to recover a recorder from the Bio Systems laboratory in order to find out why the lab started making monsters. This is but the first step in proving that the [[InstantAIJustAddWater Mother Brain]] is not as benevolent as she appears to be...

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* Your first mission in ''PhantasyStar 2'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarII'' is to recover a recorder from the Bio Systems laboratory in order to find out why the lab started making monsters. This is but the first step in proving that the [[InstantAIJustAddWater Mother Brain]] is not as benevolent as she appears to be...
8th Oct '17 6:07:08 AM iroanxi
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* ''Hunter: The Vigil'''s Network Zero has proof of nearly goddamn anything. The problem is getting people to take it seriously.

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* ''Hunter: The Vigil'''s ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'''s Network Zero has proof of nearly goddamn anything. The problem is getting people to take it seriously.
8th Oct '17 6:05:33 AM iroanxi
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* In ''Fanfic/FanFic/DelendaEst'', Harry might know what the dark lord is doing, but he canít tell Orion and Cygnus about it until heís got proof.

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* In ''Fanfic/FanFic/DelendaEst'', ''FanFic/DelendaEst'', Harry might know what the dark lord is doing, but he canít tell Orion and Cygnus about it until heís got proof.
8th Oct '17 6:05:14 AM iroanxi
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* A recurring hassle for Mickey in the ''ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse'' before he can put a stop to whatever scheme he's gotten on the track of. Subverted in ''"The Mystery of the Robot Army!"'', where the police believed Mickey without further question but Mickey ruined things by taking a piece of evidence with him, which the villains discovered and took as cue that it was time to clear out before the police arrived. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''"The Mystery at Hidden River"'' when Mickey discovers Pete's presence at the crime site early in the story:
--> '''Mickey:''' "Well, I don't have to be clairvoyant to know who's the villain in this mystery! The trick is to get the goods on him!"

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* This serves as the reason why Minato hasn't taken down Danzo yet in ''FanFic/CatchYourBreath'', despite knowing about his actions.
-->'''Minato:''' If I had any solid evidence to link Shimura directly to anything, Iíd have ordered the seizure of all of his assets within the village and put him under seal-enforced house arrest until we could have a trial.
* In ''Fanfic/FanFic/DelendaEst'', Harry might know what the dark lord is doing, but he canít tell Orion and Cygnus about it until heís got proof.
* Blue Diamond and Jasper do this on behalf of [[spoiler:Hema]] in ''Fanfic/TheHarvester'' when they are put on trial for being accused of a crime punishable by death, by [[spoiler:bringing out Emerald]] as proof that they were framed.
* Tom says this almost verbatim about how they're going to clear Skinner's name in the fourth volume of ''FanFic/ThePrivateDiaryOfElizabethQuatermain''.




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* This becomes the main challenge in ''Film/{{Zodiac}}'' once the heroes become convinced that [[spoiler:Leigh is the Zodiac]]. Despite mountains of evidence -- the windbreakers, the gloves, the wing-walker boots, the knives, the guns, ''Film/TheMostDangerousGame'', the watch - it could all be dismissed in court as circumstantial.




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* Aiden and Meg of ''Literature/OnTheRun'' race to prove their parents' innocence when they happen to be arrested for a crime they didn't commit.




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* In ''Series/{{Two}}'' Gus must prove that Booth, his EvilTwin, exists in order to prove his innocence.
* The unaired ''Series/WonderWoman2011Pilot'' features this in a plotline. The police can't do anything to Veronica Cale without proof. Wonder Woman goes about this by stabbing a guy in the neck and hospitalizing him, getting negative results, torturing him in a bed, and then getting this confession thrown out because police can't use information gained from coerced testimony. [[SarcasmMode Surely, the world's greatest detective.]]
8th Oct '17 5:47:01 AM iroanxi
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8th Oct '17 5:46:41 AM iroanxi
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* ''Fanfic/DreamingOfSunshine'': One of the reasons Shikako doesn't run around changing things willy-nilly is because no one would ever believe her. Instead she painstakingly begins investigating events of interest such as[[spoiler: the Uchiha massacre, especially after being subjected to Tsukuyomi, and Akatsuki]]. This even makes sense, since she KNOWS the information is there and will thus notice things someone else would dismiss.

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