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* In ''FanFic/BlooperMarioSunshine'', Mario is accused of polluting Isle Delfino shortly after arriving and is immediately found guilty upon being put on trial in an exaggerated version of the court scene from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine''. And this happens ''twice''.
* In ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', this is what the thoroughly medieval Equestrian court system is described as; it is personally headed by Princess Celestia, the judges are devoted subjects, and there seems to be little to no emphasis on defence. The human lawyer Estermann predicts that his client Chrysalis wouldn't survive an Equestrian trial.

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* In ''FanFic/BlooperMarioSunshine'', ''Fanfic/BlooperMarioSunshine'', Mario is accused of polluting Isle Delfino shortly after arriving and is immediately found guilty upon being put on trial in an exaggerated version of the court scene from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine''. And this happens ''twice''.
* In ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', this is what the thoroughly medieval Equestrian court system is described as; it is personally headed by Princess Celestia, the judges are devoted subjects, and there seems to be little to no emphasis on defence. The human lawyer Estermann predicts that his client Chrysalis wouldn't survive an Equestrian trial.



* In ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', Celestia has Rarity and Navarone briefly convicted for treason, [[ItAmusedMe just because she was bored]].

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* In ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', ''Fanfic/DiariesOfAMadman'', Celestia has Rarity and Navarone briefly convicted for treason, [[ItAmusedMe just because she was bored]].


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* ''Fanfic/LaBelle'': Almost subverted; Ganondorf was given a fair trial to test the red herrings against him. It's ultimately all rendered useless by the fact that one of the members of the jury was hypnotized by the killer, which worked perfectly to the murderer's advantage when the jury ended up in a tie.
* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'' fanfic ''Fanfic/DaughterOfFireAndSteel'', General Zod's coup d'etat against the Kryptonian Science Council fails, and its perpetrators are trialed and sentenced to PhantomZone time. However, [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]] thinks their trial was a joke and they were simply railroaded.
-->The rebellion was over and what could be laughably called their trial was over even quicker.

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* In "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7244482/1/The-Morning-After The Morning After]]"- a crossover between ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/TheWestWing''- when circumstances result in President Bartlett and some of his staff learning about Faith's time in prison, they are utterly disgusted to learn the full extent of what she went through. Faith was charged with four counts of homicide and one count of manslaughter, but wasn't allowed to speak in her defence in court, only made a recording of her crimes rather than a written statement, and her statement only confirmed that she was guilty of one negligent homicide, sixteen assaults, and four cases of breaking and entering, none of which she was subsequently tried for. Faith received the maximum possible sentence for her alleged murders and manslaughter when she was just seventeen, even though no real evidence could be provided for either the crimes she admitted to or the crimes that she was charged with, and both the judge who sentenced her and the governor who signed off on the sentence are dead and resigned respectively (the judge spontaneously combusted last December and the governor resigned amid allegations of corruption last November). As last observed, Faith could theoretically sue the government for wrongful imprisonment if she wanted, and Bartlett observes that he's of a mind to have Wolfram & Hart basically dismantled so that Faith can receive due compensation for what they did to her in their role as prosecution.


* In the sequel story of the ''WesternAnimation/LoudHouse'' and ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'' crossover fic ''Fanfic/{{Revival}}'' entitled ''The King in Yellow'', [[EldritchAbomination Yog-Sothoth]] stages one against the Deep Ones accusing one of them for conspiring with Hastur. When he forces several into making false confessions, he has Cthulhu kill them.

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* In the sequel story of the ''WesternAnimation/LoudHouse'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' and ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'' crossover fic ''Fanfic/{{Revival}}'' entitled ''The King in Yellow'', ''Fanfic/{{Revival}}'', [[EldritchAbomination Yog-Sothoth]] stages one against the Deep Ones accusing one of them for conspiring with Hastur. When he forces several into making false confessions, he has Cthulhu kill them.

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* In the sequel story of the ''WesternAnimation/LoudHouse'' and ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'' crossover fic ''Fanfic/{{Revival}}'' entitled ''The King in Yellow'', [[EldritchAbomination Yog-Sothoth]] stages one against the Deep Ones accusing one of them for conspiring with Hastur. When he forces several into making false confessions, he has Cthulhu kill them.


* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ: A Good Man'', Vegeta is put on trial for his crimes from the time he'd been working for Freiza. Goku tries to convince the six people who captured him that Vegeta is a changed man and deserves mercy. While he manages to convince Justiciars Oom'Bagu, Horkion, Prince Laswe and planet Misado of Vegeta's change of heart. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that Justiciars Nevrrest and Nettelish were conspiring to make sure Vegeta's trial would end with a guilty verdict to further their own agendas.]]

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ: A Good Man'', Vegeta is put on trial for his crimes from the time he'd been working for Freiza.Frieza. Goku tries to convince the six people who captured him that Vegeta is a changed man and deserves mercy. While he manages to convince Justiciars Oom'Bagu, Horkion, Prince Laswe and the planet spirit Misado of Vegeta's change of heart. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that Justiciars Nevrrest and Nettelish were conspiring to make sure Vegeta's trial would end with a guilty verdict to further their own agendas.]]


* ''Fanfic/LovedAndLost'': [[TheUsurper Prince Jewelius]] puts the princesses, Shining Armor, and the rest of Twilight's friends on trial for their role in causing the invasion of Canterlot. However, there is no jury or witnesses (which turns out to be a ploy so that nopony can object to Jewelius legalizing slavery in Equestria) and the heroes are automatically found guilty of treason without receiving a chance to properly defend themselves or call upon witnesses to speak on their behalf.
** This is played even further in the 11th chapter when [[spoiler:Jewelius announces to the imprisoned heroes that Celestia will be hanged that same night. When Spike protests by saying that she should be put on trial first, Jewelius replies that a trial was already held earlier that day — without Celestia being even present]]!

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* ''Fanfic/LovedAndLost'': [[TheUsurper Prince Jewelius]] puts the princesses, Shining Armor, and the rest of Twilight's friends on trial for their role in causing the invasion of Canterlot. However, there is no jury or witnesses (which turns out to be a ploy (possibly so that nopony can object to Jewelius legalizing slavery in Equestria) and the heroes (who are given no legal representation) are automatically found guilty of treason without receiving a chance to properly defend themselves or call upon witnesses to speak on their behalf.
** This is played even further in the 11th chapter when [[spoiler:Jewelius announces to the imprisoned heroes that Celestia will be hanged that same night. When Spike protests by saying that she should be put on trial first, Jewelius replies that a trial was already held earlier that day — without with Celestia being even present]]!''in absentia'']]!



* ''Fanfic/ThePowerOfTheEquinox'': After Dimmed Star ([[SuperPoweredEvilSide a transformed Twilight Sparkle]]) kills over a dozen royal guards [[DemonicPossession under the influence]] of [[EnemyWithin the Entity]], Equestria's governing council puts her on trial immediately in the following morning. A conventional grace period of three weeks is skipped, though that's explained by the severity of the charges. However, before the trial begins, Twilight's friends (who've been brought in as character witnesses) notice that there's no defence arranged.[[note]]Princess Cadance tries spending the entire night studying laws in order to help Dimmed Star as best as she can, only to miss the trial due to falling asleep.[[/note]] In response, [[SmugSnake Hasty Vote]] dares to tell the five mares that their friend has already been found guilty. Also, Business Savvy, [[YouKilledMyFather the father of one of Dimmed Star's victims]], is allowed to act as one of the judges (though Fancy Pants, aware that Business Savvy is too close to the case to give an informed and reasonable vote, tries to convince him to sit it out, while Princess Celestia threatens to find a stand-in if Business Savvy refuses to keep his cool and give a fair and concise ruling). However, [[PlayAlongPrisoner Dimmed Star]] puts a stop to the trial and says her piece to the council before departing for Ponyville.

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* ''Fanfic/ThePowerOfTheEquinox'': After Dimmed Star ([[SuperPoweredEvilSide a transformed Twilight Sparkle]]) kills over a dozen royal guards [[DemonicPossession under the influence]] of [[EnemyWithin the Entity]], Equestria's governing council puts her on trial immediately in the following morning. A conventional grace period of three weeks is skipped, though that's explained by the severity of the charges. However, before the trial begins, Twilight's friends (who've been brought in as character witnesses) notice that there's no defence arranged.[[note]]Princess Cadance tries spending to spend the entire night studying laws in order to help Dimmed Star as best as she can, only to miss the trial due to falling asleep.[[/note]] In response, [[SmugSnake Hasty Vote]] dares to tell the five mares that their friend has already been found guilty. Also, Business Savvy, [[YouKilledMyFather the father of one of Dimmed Star's victims]], is allowed to act as one of the judges (though Fancy Pants, aware that Business Savvy is too close to the case to give an informed and reasonable vote, tries to convince him to sit it out, while Princess Celestia threatens to find a stand-in if Business Savvy refuses to keep his cool and give a fair and concise ruling). However, [[PlayAlongPrisoner Dimmed Star]] puts a stop to the trial and says her piece to the council before departing for Ponyville.



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* ''Fanfic/FantasiaTimes'': The trial for those who attempted to poison Yen Sid is one of these. The accused find themselves with a defense lawyer who was likely picked up off the streets, the judge, jury, ''and'' public are all against them thanks to the royal family's HundredPercentAdorationRating (to the point that they only briefly question why [[spoiler:Princess Sera's [[LoveInterestTraitor loving boyfriend]]]] is one of the accused), and Yen Sid himself shows up to confirm that they were the ones that tried to kill him.


* ''Fanfic/ADiplomaticVisit'': In chapter 18, Celestia mentions an event from some hundred years ago in which a griffon chef, Gravon, was arrested on trumped-up charges simply because the head health inspector didn't like him for serving meat and had been harassing him; the last straw was his tricking said inspector, who had a very sensitive stomach, into eating liver tartare (ground, raw meat with a raw egg and some vegetation), which got him charged with attempted murder. He was tried by a jury of his rivals, who all ran vegetarian restaurants and took just five minutes to declare him guilty, despite flimsy evidence on the prosecution's part and clear bias exposed on the inspector's.

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* ''Fanfic/ADiplomaticVisit'': In chapter 18, Celestia mentions an event from some hundred years ago in which a griffon chef, Gravon, was arrested on trumped-up charges simply because the head health inspector didn't like him for serving meat and had been harassing him; the last straw was his tricking said inspector, who had a very sensitive stomach, into eating liver tartare (ground, raw meat with a raw egg and some vegetation), which got him charged with attempted murder. He was tried by a jury of his rivals, who all ran vegetarian restaurants and took just five minutes to declare him guilty, despite flimsy evidence on the prosecution's part and clear bias exposed on the inspector's. \n (Celestia herself was out of the country and didn't find out until later, otherwise she would have made sure it was a fair trial.)



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* ''Fanfic/ADiplomaticVisit'': In chapter 18, Celestia mentions an event from some hundred years ago in which a griffon chef, Gravon, was arrested on trumped-up charges simply because the head health inspector didn't like him for serving meat and had been harassing him; the last straw was his tricking said inspector, who had a very sensitive stomach, into eating liver tartare (ground, raw meat with a raw egg and some vegetation), which got him charged with attempted murder. He was tried by a jury of his rivals, who all ran vegetarian restaurants and took just five minutes to declare him guilty, despite flimsy evidence on the prosecution's part and clear bias exposed on the inspector's.


* ''Fanfic/LovedAndLost'': [[TheUsurper Prince Jewelius]] puts the princesses, Shining Armor, and the rest of Twilight's friends on trial for their role in causing the invasion of Canterlot. However, there is no jury or witnesses (which turns out to be a ploy so that nopony can object to Jewelius legalizing slavery in Equestria) and the heroes are automatically found guilty without receiving a chance to properly defend themselves or call upon witnesses to speak on their behalf.

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* ''Fanfic/LovedAndLost'': [[TheUsurper Prince Jewelius]] puts the princesses, Shining Armor, and the rest of Twilight's friends on trial for their role in causing the invasion of Canterlot. However, there is no jury or witnesses (which turns out to be a ploy so that nopony can object to Jewelius legalizing slavery in Equestria) and the heroes are automatically found guilty of treason without receiving a chance to properly defend themselves or call upon witnesses to speak on their behalf.


** This is played even further in the 11th chapter when [[spoiler:Jewelius announces to the imprisoned heroes that Celestia has been sentenced to death the same night and Spike protests that she should be put on trial first. Jewelius replies that a trial was already held earlier that day -- without Celestia being even present]]!

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** This is played even further in the 11th chapter when [[spoiler:Jewelius announces to the imprisoned heroes that Celestia has been sentenced to death the will be hanged that same night and night. When Spike protests by saying that she should be put on trial first. first, Jewelius replies that a trial was already held earlier that day -- — without Celestia being even present]]!


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* ''Fanfic/ThePowerOfTheEquinox'': After Dimmed Star ([[SuperPoweredEvilSide a transformed Twilight Sparkle]]) kills over a dozen royal guards [[DemonicPossession under the influence]] of [[EnemyWithin the Entity]], Equestria's governing council puts her on trial immediately in the following morning. A conventional grace period of three weeks is skipped, though that's explained by the severity of the charges. However, before the trial begins, Twilight's friends (who've been brought in as character witnesses) notice that there's no defence arranged.[[note]]Princess Cadance tries spending the entire night studying laws in order to help Dimmed Star as best as she can, only to miss the trial due to falling asleep.[[/note]] In response, [[SmugSnake Hasty Vote]] dares to tell the five mares that their friend has already been found guilty. Also, Business Savvy, [[YouKilledMyFather the father of one of Dimmed Star's victims]], is allowed to act as one of the judges (though Fancy Pants, aware that Business Savvy is too close to the case to give an informed and reasonable vote, tries to convince him to sit it out, while Princess Celestia threatens to find a stand-in if Business Savvy refuses to keep his cool and give a fair and concise ruling). However, [[PlayAlongPrisoner Dimmed Star]] puts a stop to the trial and says her piece to the council before departing for Ponyville.



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* In ''Fanfic/AYoungGirlsDelinquencyRecord'', Tanya fears her war crimes trial will be this, as half the judges are from countries she had fought against. If anyone had told her precisely what the rigged verdict was supposed to be (discharge from the military and exile from Europe) instead of letting her think they were going to hang her for reasons of politics, most of the story wouldn't have happened.

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* ''Fanfic/LovedAndLost'': [[TheUsurper Prince Jewelius]] puts the princesses, Shining Armor, and the rest of Twilight's friends on trial for their role in causing the invasion of Canterlot. However, there is no jury or witnesses (which turns out to be a ploy so that nopony can object to Jewelius legalizing slavery in Equestria) and the heroes are automatically found guilty without receiving a chance to properly defend themselves or call upon witnesses to speak on their behalf.
** This is played even further in the 11th chapter when [[spoiler:Jewelius announces to the imprisoned heroes that Celestia has been sentenced to death the same night and Spike protests that she should be put on trial first. Jewelius replies that a trial was already held earlier that day -- without Celestia being even present]]!

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* Subverted in ''Fanfic/TheUnfantasticAdventuresOfBizarroNo1'', as it could be expected from a story set in a BizarroUniverse. Bizarro Flash is on trial for his wife's murder Iris East. He tries to prove he killed her, but much to his disgust, Iris testifies he didn't do such a thing. He’s condemned anyway, but he's still pissed off because his lawyer says he will not have a long sentence.


* in ''Anime/DragonBallZ: A Good Man'', Vegeta is put on trial for his crimes from the time he'd been working for Freiza. Goku tries to convince the six people who captured him that Vegeta is a changed man and deserves mercy. While he manages to convince Justiciars Oom'Bagu, Horkion, Prince Laswe and planet Misado of Vegeta's change of heart. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that Justiciars Nevrrest and Nettelish were conspiring to make sure Vegeta's trial would end with a guilty verdict to further their own agendas.]]

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* in In ''Anime/DragonBallZ: A Good Man'', Vegeta is put on trial for his crimes from the time he'd been working for Freiza. Goku tries to convince the six people who captured him that Vegeta is a changed man and deserves mercy. While he manages to convince Justiciars Oom'Bagu, Horkion, Prince Laswe and planet Misado of Vegeta's change of heart. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that Justiciars Nevrrest and Nettelish were conspiring to make sure Vegeta's trial would end with a guilty verdict to further their own agendas.]]

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