->''"To see him obviously framed\\
Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land\\
Where justice is a game."''
-->-- '''Music/BobDylan''', "Hurricane"

Framing someone means providing fake evidence or false testimony in order to falsely prove someone guilty of a crime. "Frame" here means making someone innocent look guilty by "putting the person in a picture frame of suspicion".

Of course, it results in a need for the Hero to ClearMyName. If the hero has to clear someone else who has been wrongfully accused of a crime, it's ClearTheirName.

FramingTheGuiltyParty is a subtrope where the party framed is actually guilty. It can be a {{Subversion}} or even a DoubleSubversion of the classic [=Frameup=] depending on the convolutions of apparent and actual guilt. In a similar vein, in Noir-themed crime dramas the frame can be rehung many times: a white-knuckle version of pass-the-parcel. If the framed party is an animal, ThisBearWasFramed. If the framed party is dead, then it's a DeceasedFallGuyGambit.

See also: TakingTheHeat, where an innocent person attempts to put ''themselves'' in the frame to save someone else, FalseFlagOperation, where it is an entire organization or nation that is being framed by another, ThenLetMeBeEvil, [[TheDogBitesBack when the framing eventually]] [[StartOfDarkness drove the innocent person into evil]], especially what ''[[LaserGuidedKarma exactly]]'' they were framed for, and MistakenForMurderer, where the misleading evidence arises out of unplanned circumstances. Compare and contrast AbominationAccusationAttack, where the accusation just mentions a type of crime, not any specific instance. Certain forms of a MotivationalLie can be related in spirit.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In the series ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' where the main group, Seven Deadly Sins were framed for killing the Great Holy Knight and Gilthunder's father, Zaratras, and trying to overthrow the kingdom. It's not yet known who framed them but it's either a Holy Knight or a traitor amongst the Sins.
** Turns out it was a demon lord who happened to get lucky, possessing a high-level general.
* ''Manga/{{Underdog}}'': The SerialKiller Hiyuchi's first action in the [[DeadlyGame tournament]] is to steal the protagonist Naoto's wallet so that he can plant it on the body of a high school girl Hiyuchi just murdered. He then breaks into Naoto's house to place her student ID on his desk.
* In ''Anime/HellGirl Two Mirrors'', Takuma is suspected of killing his father, who was murdered by another man. Unfortunately, the murderer was DraggedOffToHell just before the police could even see him. That event gives the poor Takuma the nickname "Devil Child". And because of his reputation, the other citizens frame him up whenever they send someone to hell with the Hell Correspondence.
* This happens a lot in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', the murderers make fake proofs to frame up innocent people.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'': In his introductory arc, Gin sets Tsukune up to look like ThePeepingTom to cover his own trail; while Moka easily falls for it, Kurumu and Yukari play detective and manage to expose Gin as the real peeper to the entire school.
* ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'': [[BigBad Naraku]] has tried to frame Inuyasha for his own crimes on three separate occasions: the murder of Kikyo, the destruction of Sango's hometown, and the slaughter of Koga's pack. After initially attacking Inuyasha in retribution, all three soon discover Naraku's involvement and promptly focus their efforts on him.
* ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' begins with Ganta being framed for slaughtering everyone in his class, complete with a doctored recording of him confessing and bragging about the deed.

* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', or rather Bruce Wayne, had to deal with this in ''BruceWayneMurderer'' and ''ComicBook/BruceWayneFugitive'' after his ex-girlfriend Vesper Fairchild was found dead in Wayne Manor. Lex Luthor had hired the assassin David Cain to frame Bruce Wayne for a murder after Bruce ruined his scheme to acquire Gotham's real estate in the aftermath of ''No Man's Land''. The [=frameup=] went even further than that though: since Cain had deduced that Bruce and Batman were one and the same, he also planted fake evidence suggesting that Vesper had discovered Bruce's secret and was about to expose him. This actually made some of Bruce's allies (except Dick and Alfred who remain convinced that Bruce is innocent) briefly suspect that Bruce had snapped and killed Vesper to hide his secret. The story arc went on for as long as it did because Bruce didn't even try to [[ClearMyName clear his name]]; rather, he used this as an opportunity to ditch his identity as Bruce Wayne and [[SecretIdentityIdentity become Batman full time]].
* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' has two protagonists framed: Marv and John Hartigan. In a rare GangWar example, Dwight framed one crime family for attacking another in order to protect the Old Town girls.
* In ''ComicBook/XMen Noir'', Anne-Marie Rankin framed Captain Logan for the murder of Jean Grey by killing her with WolverineClaws. However, between this and the OrgyOfEvidence she provided, Thomas Halloway had her figured for the killer almost immediately.
* ''Manor de Sade'' starts out with the protagonist bragging to herself about how she managed to advance in her career by backstabbing his boss with a trumped-up accusation of sexual harassment. He had simply been friendly, but she had pretended to feel harassed. This resulted in him getting fired and her getting his job, just as she had planned. Only the audience (and her mirror) gets to know the truth. [[spoiler:Or maybe not.]]
* Done to Franchise/SpiderMan on a disturbingly regular basis, and considering his own reputation as a HeroWithBadPublicity, it's not at all a surprise that villains would try and frame him as a bad guy so often.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Early on in ''The Day the Law Died'' arc, Dredd is framed by the corrupt SJS Judge Cal(igula) for murdering several citizens. Dredd is sentenced and shipped to Titan, but he escapes the transport and clears his name by finding and destroying the robot duplicate that Cal secretly used.
* ''{{ComicBook/Preacher}}'': Cassidy finds himself in a SerialKiller's apartment just as the cops bust down the door (both sent by the real killer). He gets out of it by stabbing himself in the neck, and is taken out with the rest of the corpses, bumming a cigarette off the morgue employee and leaving. Being a vampire can have advantages.
* Invoked in ''{{ComicBook/Birthright}}'': A mage disguised as a FBI agent tries to capture Mikey Rhodes (who is pursuing him and his associates) with a SWAT team. When they fail to bring him, [[spoiler: the mage then ''incinerates'' the whole group, hoping to pin their brutal murders on Mikey and turn him into a national-level terrorist.]]

* ''FanFic/CloudedSky'' protagonist Tobias Talltree is at one point framed for stealing and abusing another Guide's Pokémon.
* FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire has two separate instances.
** Crockett was framed for [[spoiler: poisoning Micaiah]].
** An innocent man named Hans was framed for poaching.
* ''Fanfic/DirtySympathy'' have Klavier, disguised as Kristoph, helps Olga Orly kill [[spoiler: Shadi Enigmar]] in self-defense and pin the blame on his brother. Apollo frames Daryan for the murder of Romein [=LeTouse=] after his BatmanGambit on Machi [[spoiler: killed the wrong man.]]
* In Book 2 of ''Fanfic/EventHorizonStormOfMagic'', the Company has [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot VIDI]] kill [[spoiler:King Theodred]] and plant evidence to make it look like [[spoiler:Grima Wormtongue]] did it.
* In the AlternateUniverse ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Intrepid}}'', [[spoiler:Vociferous uses Shadow Stalker's powers and appearance to break into the Rig, poison Piggot, and kill Armsmaster.]]

* ''Film/AndJusticeForAll'': Jeff had the knife which a guard was stabbed with planted in his cell, leading him to be sentenced to five years in prison.
* ''Film/TheCrush'': When Nick refuses her advances, Darien frames him for raping her, which results in his arrest and losing his job.
* Two of the leads in ''Film/DownByLaw'' end up in prison due to this.
* {{Subverted}} in ''Framed'', because the title would make you expect it to happen but it doesn't. (At least according to the [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/movie-reviews/framed.php review]] at ''Website/SomethingAwful''.)
* In ''Film/TheHandThatRocksTheCradle'', the villain Peyton consider it convenient to get rid of Solomon. So she steals the panties of their employer's five-year-old daughter and plants them in his room. With this "evidence" in place, she starts accusing him of pedophilia.
* ''Film/AnInnocentMan'' has main character James Rainwood framed by two {{DirtyCop}}s after they raid his house by mistake due to mixing it up with a drug dealer's, to cover themselves, and must then [[ClearMyName clear his name]].
* ''Film/MinorityReport'' starts as Anderton thinks he was set up when the Precogs see a vision of him committing a murder 2 days later. [[spoiler:When he arrives, it turns out that the victim himself is being framed, with many pictures of Anderton's disappeared son to rope Anderton into killing him. He tries arresting the victim instead, but since the guy's family would be handsomely paid if he died, he commits SuicideByCop. Danny Witwer names the trope OrgyOfEvidence in response to the crime scene, but a little later, Anderton is framed for Witwer's murder when the BigBad shoots him with Anderton's gun.]]
* ''Film/{{Payback}}'': Porter takes care of two corrupt police officers with this method. He shoots a man with a gun with Cop A's fingerprints (which he leaves at the scene), then plants Cop B's badge (which he had earlier stolen) on the corpse.
* A lighter version in ''Film/ShallWeDance'' (1937): Desperate to keep musical star [[Creator/GingerRogers Linda]] from marrying an UpperClassTwit and retiring from the stage, her penniless producer frames her for being already secretly married to [[Creator/FredAstaire Peter]], a ballet dancer. He does this by sneaking into Peter's hotel suite with a wax dummy of Linda (made for one of her stage shows), photographing a scene that appears to be Linda in a nightgown hovering over her sleeping husband, and then sending the photographs to the newspapers.
* ''Film/TheThinBlueLine'' is a documentary of the RealLife case of Randall Adams, framed by the Dallas police for the murder of one of their own by a teenage boy.
* ''Film/TalkOfTheTown'' involves an unscrupulous mill owner burning down his mill for the insurance and framing Leopold Dilg (Creator/CaryGrant), who was blowing the whistle about unsafe mill conditions.
* In ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'', [[spoiler: Rorschach is framed for the murder of Moloch]].
* ''Film/TheHurricane'', 1999 American biographical film starring Denzel Washington as Rubin "Hurricane" Carter.
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': As the title indicates, Roger is framed for the murder of Marvin Acme.
* ''Film/{{Vabank}}'' is about an elaborate frameup of Kramer, who actually does [[WhiteCollarCrime regularly steal from people]], just in much less showy ways than [[BankRobbery what]] they nail him for.
* In ''Film/TrueBeliever'' [[spoiler: it turns out that Shu Kai Kim was framed to protect a confidential informant by the district attorney and police]].

* In ''[[Literature/HonorHarrington At All Costs]]'', the Republic of Haven is framed for several assassinations. This is [[spoiler: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]].
* Creator/DashiellHammett's detective Literature/TheContinentalOp treats all investigations as a [=Frameup=]: he gathers evidence, discovers likely victims and then attempts to get one into the frame. If they are guilty, well that's nice but incidental to getting paid.
* In ''Literature/GoneGirl'', [[spoiler: the plot centers around a man being framed for the murder of his wife. Framed by whom, you may ask? By the wife herself.]]
* In ''Speaking with the Dead'' by Elaine Cunningham ([[ForgottenRealms Realms of Mystery]]) Elaith Craulnober ([[MagnificentBastard of all people]]) was accused of a murder but swore that he didn't do it. And Danilo Thann ([[VitriolicBestBuds of all people]]) had to defend him...
--> '''Danilo''': Consider my dilemma. Even under the best of circumstances, "innocent" is not the first word that comes to mind when your name is mentioned.
* In the ''Literature/TransformersTransTech'' story "Gone Too Far", Jackpot & Hubcap are framed by the actual killer for the murder of a popular revolutionary, putting them in danger from the victim's gangster friends. To make matters even more fun for the duo, the police know they're innocent but play along with pretending they're guilty anyway, because they hope the duo will come across the real killer while trying to escape/[[ClearMyName clear their name]].
* In ''Literature/TheMachineGunners'', Chas [=McGill=] tries to place his school rival and fellow war souvenir collector, Boddser Brown, at the top of the police's list of suspects for having stolen a downed bomber's rear-turret gun by specifically mentioning Brown and the things Chas ''knows'' Brown got from the same downed bomber in an essay.
* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Memory]]'' the criminal needs to frame someone, and initially tries the [[spoiler:recently cashiered Lieutenant Vorkosigan]]. This backfires when the investigator who discovers the faked evidence is none other than the intended target.
* In ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', Duncan Behaim frames Blake Thorburn for the murder of an eight-year-old boy by the simple expedient of sending police to find him when he's trying to find the corpse of said boy while consulting the boy's ghost. The ghost isn't very happy about this, but as Duncan is an experienced wizard as well as a police officer he is unconcerned. Unfortunately for him, Blake is able to subsequently break out of his cell and frame Duncan for stealing evidence related to his case (Duncan had, in fact, taken the evidence so that Blake could not use it to arm himself), and when he tries to hit the ResetButton using his chronomancy to remove all memory of the incident from his fellow officers, he discovers that the ghost boy has stolen the charm that he needed to power such a potent effect.
* In ''Literature/LastSacrifice'', Rose is framed for the murder of Queen Tatiana Ivashkov.
* ''Literature/{{TACK}}'': Judge Sweet's daughters pull some destructive Halloween pranks, then try to blame them on two kids who happen to be wearing the same costumes. Unfortunately for them, they pick Will and Toria, who promptly prove their innocence.
* ''Literature/TheCrownerJohnMysteries'': In ''Crowner's Quest'', the conspirators frame John for [[FalserapeAccusation rape]] so he can be tried in a KangarooCourt and executed.
* The backstory of the Literature/DrThorndyke novel ''Mr. Pottermack's Oversight'' involves a bank clerk being framed for a series of forgeries that were actually committed by one of his colleagues.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': In season 3, Ra's al-Ghul, impressed with Oliver Queen's tenacity, desires for him to be his heir and the new leader of the League of Assassins, making a threat-veiled-as-prediction that Starling City would turn on him. When Oliver refuses, he decides to have his men dress up like the Arrow and start killing criminals, making good on his threat.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': [[DaChief Garibaldi]] is framed for sabotaging one of the station's hangar bays, and has to find who is responsible before he gets cornered by the Security staff... [[ScyllaAndCharybdis or]] the numerous enemies he's made amongst the criminal world of the station. [[spoiler: The bad guys turn out to be members of a xenophobic "Pro Earth" organization, including the second in command of the security detail sent to capture him.]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': In the second season finale "Becoming," after Kendra is murdered by Drusilla, Buffy shows up at just the right time for the cops to assume that she was the one who killed Kendra, with [[SadistTeacher Principal Snyder]] being all too eager to support that thought. By the time of the third season, Buffy has been cleared of all charges.
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' Warrick Brown in "For Gedda". He [[ClearMyName cleared his name]] only to get shot just afterward by the real killer.
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'': Sheldon Hawkes in "Raising Shane". Serial killer Shane Casey paid a guy to dress like Hawkes and rob a bar, then the money was planted in Hawkes' own hoodie.
** Probably also applies to Mac, when Clay Dobson jumped of a building and framed Mac for pushing him
* Played distressingly straight in ''Series/DancingOnTheEdge'' when [[spoiler: Louie]], who was initially excluded as a suspect since he was across town when it happened, becomes the prime suspect in [[spoiler: Jessie's murder.]]
* A major plot point in ''Series/DongYi'' - the innocent secret society Geom Gye are framed for murders they didn't commit, and are exterminated.
* ''Series/ForeverKnight'' in one of the early season 2 eps, Nick is framed for murder by [=LaCroix=], whom Nick still thought was dead. Things got worse when the DNA Natalie substituted for Nick's vampire blood turned out to belong to the real killer.
* Both the TV series ''Series/TheFugitive'' and [[Film/TheFugitive the movie]] start with a Doctor framed for murder.
* The title character of ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' is fond of this tactic. Early in season one, he implicates Nicholas Boyle (whose sister was killed by Garret Hobbs) in one of his copycat killings. He later pins the death of [[spoiler: Dr Sutcliffe on Georgia.]] In the finale, he [[spoiler: frames Will for several of his murders. When Will is exonerated partway through season two, he switches targets to Chilton. That last one involved a drugged [=FBI=] trainee he'd been holding prisoner for years in advance.]]
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': In "Ares", TheMole planted floppy discs with corrupted software code from the eponymous weapons system with an innocent colleague, to steer attention away from his own planned escape.
* In the episode "Watching the Detectives" of ''Series/{{Justified}}'', Detroit criminal Robert Quarles conspires with Dixia mafia foot soldier Wynn Duffy to frame lawman US Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens for the murder of Raylan's ex-wife's estranged husband. Quarles actually murdered Gary (the estranged husband), but Quarles and Duffy get their crooked FBI connection, Special Agent Barkley, to launch simultaneous local and federal investigations which keeps Raylan stuck in the Marshal's office in Lexington while Quarles and Duffy are free to operate their fledgling criminal empire in Harlan.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'':
** In two episodes, Stabler gets falsely accused of being sexually abusive.
** In the episode "Doubt", the accusation is made by a emotionally disturbed woman who is either traumatized by a real case of abuse or simply an attention-whore who realized just how much attention a false accusation can give her. In either case, she recants her accusation against Stabler [[spoiler:and the audience never gets to know if the guy she accused of rape got convicted or not - the episode ends as the jury is about to read the verdict.]]
** In the episode "Delinquent", a young sex offender makes up a nonsense accusation against Stabler, and then tries to get his own charges dropped in return for dropping those he made against stabler.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' "Queen of Hearts": Morgana frames Gwen for using magic on Arthur.
* Double subverted in the fifth-season ''Series/ModernFamily'' episode "Spring-a-Ding Fling." Gloria accuses Lilly of having broken the glass on her phone. Lilly maintains to both Gloria and Jay that, contrary to what they believe, Joe (an infant at the time) can walk and reach high enough to have gotten to Gloria's purse. When they see Joe walk for the first time at Lilly's prompting, they believe her. Later she [[ConfessionCam confesses to the camera]] that she actually did it and framed Joe, to the point of taking Joe's shoes off and making fake footprints in spilled baby powder.
** But in the show's [[TheStinger stinger]] one of her dads asks her why Joe's shoes are on the wrong feet.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': In the late first season, Regina frames Mary Margaret for killing Kathryn. The case is about to go to trial, and looks hopeless, when Kathryn is found alive.
* Happens in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', when [[spoiler: Daya frames the prison guard Mendez for rape. Daya is pregnant by Bennett, another prison guard, and since inmates cannot legally consent, Bennett would possibly be arrested for rape. She has sex with Mendez and then deliberately gets caught so that Mendez(who none of the inmates like) will be the one punished. It backfires somewhat when Mendez is simply suspended without pay. In Season 2, Bennett takes things into his own hands and reports Mendez himself, which leads to Mendez's arrest.]]
* Every episode ever of ''Franchise/PerryMason'' and ''Series/{{Matlock}}'' (since they're defense attorneys and [[GoodLawyersGoodClients all "good" defense attorneys have innocent clients]]...[[SarcasmMode right]]?).
* ''Series/{{Renegade}}'' is about a cop framed for murdering his lover, and is constantly trying to confront the bad cops who framed him.
* Happens in the ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "Court Martial" - Ben Finney fakes his death and frames Captain Kirk for his murder. However, Finney did not count on a) Spock discovering the computer that held the damning evidence had been tampered with and b) Finney's daughter turning over the letters he had written blaming Kirk for denying him his own command.
** Played with in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "A Matter Of Perspective" - Riker is accused of murdering a scientist working for the Federation in a fit of jealousy. It turns out the ''scientist'' was trying to murder Riker (via transporter accident) because he feared his plan to sell his research to another galactic power would be exposed. But the energy beam he used reflected off Riker's transporter beam and destroyed the station's power core, which made it look like Riker used his phaser to blow up the core. Attempted murder of the innocent party turned into a frame job of the same one!

* In Music/{{mothy}}'s Music/{{vocaloid}} song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QykKSkt_KZ0 The Escape of Salmhofer, the Witch]], Meta Salmhofer is framed for the murder of Eve Moonlit's children.
* The Music/BobDylan song "Hurricane" about the imprisonment of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter.
-->Here comes the story of the Hurricane,
-->The man the authorities came to blame
-->For somethin' that he never done.

* Podcast/DiceFunk: The party is framed for [[spoiler:kidnapping the lord's son, despite spending the entire adventure trying to save him.]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' specifically encourages this. Depending on play style, this can fall anywhere from "Traitor!" ''*ZAP ZAP ZAP*'' to planting and doctoring evidence in advance.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' has several cases where someone is framed: three of five cases in the first game ([[spoiler: Rise from the Ashes doesn't count, since the framed person was still complicit]]), two of four cases in the second game, and a whopping 4 of 5 cases in the third game.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'', [[spoiler: after slaying the dragon, Duke Edmun frames you up for bargaining with the dragon while he ''was'' the one who sacrificed his love on the first place. You will then be [[PersonaNonGrata branded as a traitor]] and [[EverythingTryingTokillYou every guard will kill you on sight]], there's no way you can clear your name, and [[KarmaHoudini you can't kill the Duke either]]. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential But here's a twist]]: [[LaserGuidedKarma If a traitor is what they want]], '''[[ThenLetMeBeEvil then why not become one]]'''?]]
* ''Videogame/GhostTrick'': [[spoiler: Lynne is framed for the murder of Yomiel by Yomiel. He controls her to shoot his immortal shell, makes sure it's caught on tape, then leaves his body to be found by the police. Since few people see the corpse before Cabanela steals it, no one else notices that it's a person who supposedly died ten years earlier.]]
* Happens to the player ''twice'' in ''VideoGame/GoldenEyeWii'' [[spoiler:-- first for the death of Valentin Zhukovsky, then later for Russian Defense Minister Mishkin.]]
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': Subverted. Sunry is accused of murdering a Sith woman and he says that the case is a complete Frame Up. [[spoiler: Evidence reveals that he did do it, and when you confront him with this, he will explain himself. It's up to you if you want to get him free or send him to his death. One interesting element is that the Sith did frame him, but only after the Republic covered up the crime.]]
* ''[[{{VideoGame/Shiver}} Shiver: Poltergeist]]'': [[spoiler:James the butler]], so incensed by Richard Kangale's intent to marry Brenda, a servant-girl, [[spoiler:fakes a letter from Richard summoning her to the lighthouse]], where she is burned alive. Richard himself [[spoiler:dies in a lightning strike trying to summon her spirit]], meaning that [[spoiler:Brenda, now the poltergeist]], never gets the chance to find out he's innocent until Ricardo shows up.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' episode "Fall", Yang is framed for breaking Mercury's leg after she wins their tournament fight. Emerald uses her illusion semblance to make Yang believe that Mercury is attacking her, and she defends herself accordingly. However, all the stadium and television audience sees is her brutally attack an unsuspecting, passive combatant after the fight was already over and without provocation.

* Torg from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' accidentally [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20100211 does this to a garbage robot]].
* ''Webcomic/ShadowsOfEnchantment'' practically ''starts'' with Serris being framed for conspiracy to assassinate TheCaptain of the Aldrian Royal Guard. [[spoiler:The real goal was to get [[PhantomThief Tyrus]] to come rescue her so that Aldria could find him to make a deal with him.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3243 Slick tries to claim this when in Hell.]]
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Ellen, shortly after being created, [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-08-02 tries to get Elliot in trouble by pretending to be him]] but CantGetInTroubleForNuthin.
* In ''Webcomic/{{SSDD}}'' this is a favorite tactic of "the Gov'nor" on people who [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20050921.html refuse to cooperate with him.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Roleplay/YouHaveBecomeYourAvatar'': Josh came up with the idea of framing {{Identical Stranger}}s in order to get the money and get the cops off their back. Storm suggested that they use cosplayers for the frameup.
* ''Webcomic/TheMostStupidDeathsInSuperMario64'': Clone 2, in the 10000 view celebration, is framed for messing up Hyrule Castle. Though, he may be partially guilty for it, seeing as Mario and the three clones had a battle on it.
** In the 20000 view celebration, [[spoiler: [[BrickJoke Link finds and attacks Clone 2 for this]].]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The classic ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Krusty Gets Busted".
* On the ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' short ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave'' Preston frames Gromit for sheep rustling. It even involves a literal frame-up, tricking Gromit into sticking his head through a picture of a butcher and taking an incriminating photo with one of the sheep.
* John Stewart is framed for destroying an entire planet in season one of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' - and framed so thoroughly that even he thinks he's guilty. While the few other Green Lanterns who show up for his trial treat him with scorn (except Kilowogg), the Leaguers aren't in a hurry to give up on him.
-->'''Superman''': It was all [[spoiler: an illusion]] - a [=frameup=], as they say on my planet.
* The events of ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce'' start out when the BigBad blows up an artificial intelligence lab and pins the blame on the main character's father.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' where Dr. Doofenshmirtz's plans an action series titled [[ShowWithinAShow "Doof 'N' Puss",]] where the opening explains that Perry is framed for a crime he didn't commit, The 1865 assassination of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln! It even shows a historical drawing of Lincoln at the Ford Theater with a cutout of Perry crudely taped to it.
* This was how WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom became a HeroWithBadPublicity thanks to an old enemy of his creating a thorough version of one of these.
** Ghostwriter also did it to Danny in the ChristmasEpisode. Fortunately, thanks to his continuous good deeds, everyone got over them except for Jack and Maddie who didn't think there was such a thing as good ghosts. At least until the GrandFinale.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'':
** In the movie, Dooku framed the Jedi in front of Jabba for the kidnapping of his son, Rotta.
** In "Duchess of Mandalore" Satine got framed for murder, when the Death Watch assassin hunting her, shot the informant she was having a meeting with.
** In the final arc of season 5. [[spoiler: Ahsoka is framed for the bombing of the Jedi temple and the murder of Letta, who was used as a proxy to deliver the bomb. She's then aided in escaping but further framed with the murder of several clones. On top of that, the real bomber then knocks out Ventress and borrows her helmet and lightsabers, in order to fool Ahsoka into thinking that Ventress is the bomber.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' episode "The Crimson Avenger", a thief frames Cavin for stealing the king's ruby studs by slipping one of them into the boy's pocket, leading to Cavin's arrest. After a few false starts (including Calla being accused of being a crook after she's caught dressing as the Crimson Avenger), Cavin's innocence is eventually proven and the true thief is imprisoned.