: An officer believes The Hero
is the bad guy and goes after him ruthlessly.
- Straight: Detective Bob believes Alice, who has been framed, is a thief and does everything in his power to arrest her.
- Exaggerated: Bob mistakes a ketchup stain on Alice's shirt for blood and attempts to arrest her for murder.
- Downplayed: Bob, a truant officer, goes after Alice whom he believes is skipping school, but has graduated school years ago.
- Justified: The hero is framed for all the shit, but without evidence, Bob is right in trying to apprehend her.
- Inverted: Alice believes that Detective Bob is actually the villain in disguise and tries to capture him.
- Bob is after Alice, who claims to have been framed, but turns out, was lying and did commit the crime.
- Bob knows that Alice is innocent but continues to pursue her, because he committed the crime and needs a pasty to pin it on.
- Double Subverted: But that was not the crime Bob is after Alice for.
- Parodied: Alice is a completely innocent woman, but through a series of coincidences and misunderstandings, Bob accuses Alice of several crimes, and her every attempt to prove her innocence only makes things worse.
- Zig Zagged:
- Sometimes, Detective Bob accuses Alice of a crime. Sometimes, he does not.
- Detective Bob accuses Alice of a crime. Sometimes she is innocent, sometimes she isn't.
- Averted: Alice really is guilty of the crime Bob accuses her of.
- Enforced: "Enough of this Black and White Morality! Let's make the antagonist an honest cop who sincerely believes the hero is a bad guy."
- Lampshaded: "Don't the police have anything better to do?"
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: Statutes of limitations say that Alice can't be arrested for her alleged crime after a few years, so Bob drops the case.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Deconstructed: After Bob has arrested Alice, evidence of Alice's innocence pop up, and Bob is fired for his inability to spot this evidence before.
- Reconstructed: This becomes a Career Building Blunder and Bob later arrests the true villain by spotting similar evidence.
- Played For Drama: Bob is so obsessed with proving Alice Guilty that he neglects and possibly loses his family in his quest to do so.
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