Kangaroo Court / Web Comics


  • Given that Ansem Retort thrives on the Refuge in Audacity trope, it's hardly surprising that Zexion's impeachment trial was this. A bit of a subversion, though. That quote immediately followed a verdict of not guilty. This quote summed it up best:
    Phoenix Wright: OBJECTION!
    Axel: GO FUCK YOURSELF!
    Judge: Objection overruled; go fuck yourself sustained.
  • The redux of Heartcore chapter 1 features this, with Royce Lashiec as protagonist Ame's judge, prosecution, and jury.
  • Terezi's trial of "Senator Lemonsnout" in Homestuck. For starters, there is no defense at all. Lemonsnout ends up hanged out her window. And it's supposed to be representative of her world's actual legal system. Also, the judge is called His Honorable Tyranny. Later on, there's the exploits of her ancestor Redglare, an actual legislacerator. It's disturbingly close to Terezi's roleplay. Senator Lemonsnout is just one of many Scalemates hanging outside.
  • This happens to Wonderella pretty much every time she gets in trouble with the law, seeing as the only judge in her city is also her snarky Jerkass rival Patrianna. One interesting example...
  • The Team Fortress 2 comic "Unhappy Returns" has some of the mercs get caught and prosecuted for their crimes. The mayor of the town literally makes himself Judge, Jury, and Executioner, the only other staff member required for the trial is the public defender, and to cap it all off, the Mercs, who were guilty of several counts of accidental murder and property damage, were being charged for crimes they didn't commit! It wasn't until after the trial that the Mayor listed their crimes, which were things he committed.
  • The Order of the Stick:
    • Inverted when the court they find themselves in has explicitly been set up to pardon them, but look like they're getting a fair trial.
    • A straight up example occurs here
    Jones [whispering to Roy] Listen, here there are two types of accused: those who plead guilty, and those who piss the judge off with a time-consuming trial before being found guilty.
    Rodriguez: [also whispering] The conviction rate here is 114%, and that doesn't even make sense!
  • The Asperpedia trolls' trial in the Sonichu 10 finale features a judge who clearly considers the accused guilty and the defense presented by one of the accused (reading from a list of thoughts he had while high the night before). The trial ends in capital punishment for all defendants. A rare example as the kangaroo court is portrayed in a positive light by the author, attempting to make the end result seem just.

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