Frameup


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Mostly Self Explanatory. When someone is "framed" for something (i.e. crime or misconduct).

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A frameup or setup is an American term referring to the act of framing someone, that is, providing false evidence or false testimony in order to falsely prove someone guilty of a crime. It is possibly derived from the English word frame, meaning to cause someone innocent to appear guilty by "putting the person in a picture frame of suspicion".

See also: Framing the Guilty Party (which is a sub-trope of this which only applies when the party framed is actually guilty).

So common that this entry should be reserved for the more outstanding and well know examples.

Examples:

Literature
  • In the Honor Harrington book At All Costs, the Republic of Haven is framed for several assassinations, this is so successful that it prevents the peace talks from happening, which leads to the biggest battle in the entire series of books, with the Manticore system itself under attack.

Video Games

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