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Playing With / Common Nonsense Jury

Basic Trope: A jury renders a verdict contrary to the facts.
  • Straight:
    • Bob has been acquitted in spite of a mountain of evidence against him.
    • Bob has been convicted even though no evidence existed against him.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Bob has been acquitted even though he confessed and pleaded guilty.
    • Bob has been convicted even though the real culprit turned himself in and came to the court to confess.
  • Downplayed: There are some holes in the jury verdict.
  • Justified:
    • Bob has an Amoral Attorney.
    • The law the jury has to apply was unjust.
    • Bob was accused of killing an Asshole Victim who was so hated that despite efforts to screen out sympathetic people the jury still decided to let him walk.
    • The jury is easily swayed by the prosecutor against Bob. Some people will believe in accusations without proper evidence.
  • Inverted: The verdict mirrored exactly the facts.
  • Subverted: At a first glance, the jury rendered a stupid verdict but, after analysis, the verdict was in fact waterproof...
  • Double Subverted: ..until we learn the jury neglected to consider a crucial piece of evidence which have been introduced during the end of the trial.
  • Parodied: Bob gets convicted even though they had only exculpatory evidence and they had a spontaneous confession from the real guilty person who, moreover, committed the crime right before their eyes.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob is up on multiple charges, some of which the jury correctly decides on, and some of which they choose the opposite verdict one would expect from the evidence.
  • Averted: ???
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Have these jurors flunked the intelligence tests?"
  • Invoked: The defense manages to throw out any competent jurors on technically legal, but incredibly nitpicky grounds.
  • Exploited: The defense manages, somehow, to convince the jury that the victim was actually an imaginary friend of the defendant. The jury unanimously acquits.
  • Defied: The Judge make sure the morons get screened out of the jury.
  • Discussed: "Objection! Your Honor, I object on the grounds that the jury is a gaggle of jerkoffs!
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Due to the verdicts rendered by the Common Nonsense Jury, public confidence in the justice system reaches new lows.
  • Played For Laughs: The jury make a decision based upon Insane Troll Logic, leaving judge, prosecutor, and defender stumped.
  • Played For Drama: The blatantly wrongful conviction of Bob shows just how bigoted society really is.

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