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* The during the rivalry between Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] for top superstar status during the Attitude Era, both wrestlers did a lot of ambush attacks to each other. The most brutal happened during one night on Monday Night Raw when Stone Cold was ran over by a car. The Rock, himself, didn't confirm nor deny he was responsible, so the battles continued. Weeks later it was revealed that The Rock wasn't behind the attack, it was his friend and sometimes wrestling partner, {{Wrestling/Rikishi}}, who claims he did it to help him out as appreciation for breaking barriers as a person of color in the wrestling business, and didn't want Steven Austin or anyone to stop his momentum(Rikishi was actually blackmailed by Wrestling/TripleH)

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* The during the rivalry between Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] for top superstar status during the Attitude Era, both wrestlers did a lot of ambush attacks to on each other. The most brutal happened during one night on Monday Night Raw when Stone Cold was ran got run over by a car. The Rock, himself, didn't confirm nor deny he was responsible, so the battles continued. Weeks later it was revealed that The Rock wasn't behind the attack, it was his friend and sometimes wrestling partner, {{Wrestling/Rikishi}}, who claims he did it to help him out as appreciation for breaking barriers as a person of color in the wrestling business, business and didn't want Steven Austin or anyone to stop his momentum(Rikishi was actually blackmailed by Wrestling/TripleH)



* In ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'', [[spoiler:Genocide Jack is both a SerialKiller ''and'' Toko Fukawa's SplitPersonality]]. However [[spoiler: she did '''not''' murder Chihiro Fujisaki and then creepily crucify their lifeless body, despite how the evidence ''does'' point at her. In fact, throughout the entire story, the known serial killer kills a grand total of ''zero'' people. It ultimately turns out that Byakuya Togami was the one who staged the body like that in order to frame her, but he isn't the killer either, only doing so to "keep things interesting" and test the perceptiveness of his classmates.]] It gets lamsphaded by Ishimaru.

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* In ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'', [[spoiler:Genocide Jack is both a SerialKiller ''and'' Toko Fukawa's SplitPersonality]]. However [[spoiler: she did '''not''' murder Chihiro Fujisaki and then creepily crucify their lifeless body, despite how the evidence ''does'' point at her. In fact, throughout the entire story, the known serial killer kills a grand total of ''zero'' people. It ultimately turns out that Byakuya Togami was the one who staged the body like that in order to frame her, but he isn't the killer either, only doing so to "keep things interesting" and test the perceptiveness of his classmates.]] It gets lamsphaded lampshaded by Ishimaru.



* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': In ''Maekashi-hen'' (and ''Watanagashi-hen'' to an extend), Shion blames her grandmother Oryou and many others connected to the Sonozaki family to be responsible for [[spoiler:Satoshi's]] disappearance. By the end of ''Maekashi-hen'', Mion reveals (too late) that their grandmother [[spoiler:kept her word of leaving Satoshi alone, since Shion took [[{{Fingore}} responsibility]] for that]], but Shion doesn't believe her sister. Later in ''Matsuribayashi-hen'', we learn what really happened to [[spoiler:Satoshi]]. [[spoiler:After killing his aunt and buying the big stuffed animal for his sister Satoko, he met Dr. Irie who noticed that Satoshi was about to enter the final stage of the Hinamizawa Syndrome and he immediately took him to the hostipal where the boy would get his treatment in secret and hidden to the public, while the murder on the aunt is covered up by the Yamainu due to Dr. Irie's request.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': In ''Maekashi-hen'' (and ''Watanagashi-hen'' to an extend), Shion blames her grandmother Oryou and many others connected to the Sonozaki family to be responsible for [[spoiler:Satoshi's]] disappearance. By the end of ''Maekashi-hen'', Mion reveals (too late) that their grandmother [[spoiler:kept her word of leaving Satoshi alone, since Shion took [[{{Fingore}} responsibility]] for that]], but Shion doesn't believe her sister. Later in ''Matsuribayashi-hen'', we learn what really happened to [[spoiler:Satoshi]]. [[spoiler:After killing his aunt and buying the big stuffed animal for his sister Satoko, he met Dr. Irie who noticed that Satoshi was about to enter the final stage of the Hinamizawa Syndrome and he immediately took him to the hostipal hospital where the boy would get his treatment in secret and hidden to the public, while the murder on the aunt is covered up by the Yamainu due to Dr. Irie's request.]]



* During ''[[Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries Cornerstone]]'', the group (mainly LetsPlay/{{Rythian}}) assume that Smiffy and someone else are posing as creepers to try and scare the others, after Smiffy has tried it before and died for his trouble. It turns out that no, those are actual creepers. LetsPlay/{{Sjin}} also kills the wrong person for stealing his jetpack.
* In mashed's ''[[{{Videogame/Overwatch}} Omnileaks]]'' animated short, Winston, Mercy, Lucio, Tracer, Zarya, Genji, and [[GoKartingWithBowser Reaper]] capture Sombre, convinced that she leaked embarrassing secrets about them (the titular Omnileaks). Sombre is thoroughly confused by the accusations, but admits that she wished she had leaked the info after hearing the hilarious Leaks.[[note]]It's hinted to have been Doomfist, but given that [[ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish Winston's passwords are ALL "password"]], it could have been anyone.[[/note]]

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* During ''[[Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries Cornerstone]]'', the group (mainly LetsPlay/{{Rythian}}) assume that Smiffy and someone else are posing as creepers to try and scare the others, others after Smiffy has tried it before and died for his trouble. It turns out that no, those are actual creepers. LetsPlay/{{Sjin}} also kills the wrong person for stealing his jetpack.
* In mashed's ''[[{{Videogame/Overwatch}} Omnileaks]]'' animated short, Winston, Mercy, Lucio, Tracer, Zarya, Genji, and [[GoKartingWithBowser Reaper]] capture Sombre, convinced that she leaked embarrassing secrets about them (the titular Omnileaks). Sombre is thoroughly confused by the accusations, accusations but admits that she wished she had leaked the info after hearing the hilarious Leaks.[[note]]It's hinted to have been Doomfist, but given that [[ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish Winston's passwords are ALL "password"]], it could have been anyone.[[/note]]



* The Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses team review of ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' has a group of reviewers forced to watch the movie; the group initially thinks WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is behind it, since last year he did exactly that with ''Film/DragonballEvolution''. When they contact him, [[EvenEvilHasStandards he's horrified at the idea of anyone sitting through it]]. [[spoiler:It was Creator/JewWario, he accidentally left the disc there after borrowing WebVideo/YRulerOfTime's ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' DVD.]]
* The WebVideo/HitlerRants videos on Website/YouTube normally sees either Fegelein or Himmler (or often both) pulling antics on Hitler. Once the spin-off series based around UsefulNotes/JosefStalin and the cast of ''Film/DasBoot'' got their own antic masters, Fegelein frequently had to explain to Hitler's staff that he wasn't involved in whatever embarassment had just befallen Hitler, often with little success.

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* The Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses team review of ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' has a group of reviewers forced to watch the movie; the group initially thinks WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is behind it, since last year he did exactly that with ''Film/DragonballEvolution''. When they contact him, [[EvenEvilHasStandards he's horrified at the idea of anyone sitting through it]]. [[spoiler:It was Creator/JewWario, he accidentally left the disc there after thereafter borrowing WebVideo/YRulerOfTime's ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' DVD.]]
* The WebVideo/HitlerRants videos on Website/YouTube normally sees either Fegelein or Himmler (or often both) pulling antics on Hitler. Once the spin-off series based around UsefulNotes/JosefStalin and the cast of ''Film/DasBoot'' got their own antic masters, Fegelein frequently had to explain to Hitler's staff that he wasn't involved in whatever embarassment embarrassment had just befallen Hitler, often with little success.



** Gaea, a known ManipulativeBastard, has a video that is very copromising for her faction's top player end up on her blog. It took a solid alibi to convince her own Guild Master that she had gotten framed.
** ''The actual poster of the video'' later got this, mostly due to happening to be in the same faction as the female player that had just broken one of the male protagonist's heart. On a side note, part of the audience was suspecting said female player to be working for him all along up to that point.

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** Gaea, a known ManipulativeBastard, has a video that is very copromising compromising for her faction's top player end up on her blog. It took a solid alibi to convince her own Guild Master that she had gotten framed.
** ''The actual poster of the video'' later got this, mostly due to happening them happen to be in the same faction as the female player that had just broken one of the male protagonist's heart.hearts. On a side note, part of the audience was suspecting said female player to be working for him all along up to that point.



* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, an infamous event called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyn_massacre the Katyn Massacre]] occurred. The Soviets and the Allies claimed that UsefulNotes/NaziGermany committed the Massacre, while Germany said that the [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] was responsible for the atrocity. The Soviet Union even tried to condemn Germany for the Katyn Massacre during the Nuremberg Trials in 1945. It didn't work because evidence was mounting from German records and witnesses that they had, legitimately, stumbled on the crime site instead of having caused it, and in the years after the war most Western historians took it as a fact the Soviets did it. Records released after [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp the Soviet Union collapsed]] finally confirmed that, for once, Nazi Germany was innocent of that war crime, and it was in fact the Soviets who did it.

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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, an infamous event called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyn_massacre the Katyn Massacre]] occurred. The Soviets and the Allies claimed that UsefulNotes/NaziGermany committed the Massacre, while Germany said that the [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] was responsible for the atrocity. The Soviet Union even tried to condemn Germany for the Katyn Massacre during the Nuremberg Trials in 1945. It didn't work because the evidence was mounting from German records and witnesses that they had, legitimately, stumbled on the crime site instead of having caused it, and in the years after the war war, most Western historians took it as a fact the Soviets did it. Records released after [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp the Soviet Union collapsed]] finally confirmed that, for once, Nazi Germany was innocent of that war crime, and it was in fact the Soviets who did it.



* Amid a series of ISIS sponsered Jihadist terrorist attacks in Europe in the 2015-2016 years, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Munich_shooting a shooting occurred in]] Munich, Germany. The attacker was Iranian who was alleged to have yelled "God is Great" or "Allahu Ackbar", a sort of battle cry Jihadists utilize, prompting people to declare it another ISIS attack. It was soon discovered however, that this claim was unfounded as the shooter had no links to ISIS and his particular brand of far-right politics were in fact a twisted form of European ultra nationalism rather than Islamic fundamentalism. The shooter had looked up to Norwegian right wing terrorist and mass shooter Anders Brevik for inspiration, his victims were mostly foreigners (many of whom were Muslim), and he was yelling to onlookers that he was German. The fact that Iranians are mostly Shia who oppose Sunni ISIS was a bit of a give away to this trope. However, since ISIS had been committing so many attacks as of late and the fact that the Sunni/Shia divide is not particularly well known in the west, it took a while for people to figure out it wasn't an ISIS terrorist attack.
** ISIS usually evokes this trope when it ''doesn't'' take responsibility for an attack, especially since they have a tendency to take responsibility for attacks that they weren't involved with to begin with. Unsurprisingly, people usually attribute these attacks to them anyways.

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* Amid a series of ISIS sponsered ISIS-sponsored Jihadist terrorist attacks in Europe in the 2015-2016 years, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Munich_shooting a shooting occurred in]] Munich, Germany. The attacker was an Iranian who was alleged to have yelled "God is Great" or "Allahu Ackbar", a sort of battle cry Jihadists utilize, prompting people to declare it another ISIS attack. It was soon discovered discovered, however, that this claim was unfounded as the shooter had no links to ISIS and his particular brand of far-right politics were in fact a twisted form of European ultra nationalism ultra-nationalism rather than Islamic fundamentalism. The shooter had looked up to Norwegian right wing right-wing terrorist and mass shooter Anders Brevik for inspiration, his victims were mostly foreigners (many of whom were Muslim), and he was yelling to onlookers that he was German. The fact that Iranians are mostly Shia who oppose Sunni ISIS was a bit of a give away giveaway to this trope. However, since ISIS had been committing so many attacks as of late and the fact that the Sunni/Shia divide is not particularly well known in the west, it took a while for people to figure out it wasn't an ISIS terrorist attack.
** ISIS usually evokes this trope when it ''doesn't'' take responsibility for an attack, especially since they have a tendency to take responsibility for attacks that they weren't involved with with, to begin with. Unsurprisingly, people usually attribute these attacks to them anyways.



* While searching for the killer of Adam Walsh (the son of John Walsh whose death led directly to the creation of ''Series/AmericasMostWanted''), recently-incarcerated serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was questioned on it. When he denied it and the questioning intensified, Dahmer pointed out that he had eagerly confessed to all of his other killings, describing in horrific detail not only who he killed, but how he killed them and [[IAmAHumanitarian what he did to them afterwards]]. And now that he was in prison for life one way or another, why would he lie about committing murder now? Dahmer was indeed telling the truth, and he had nothing to do with Walsh's death.

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* While searching for the killer of Adam Walsh (the son of John Walsh whose death led directly to the creation of ''Series/AmericasMostWanted''), recently-incarcerated serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was questioned on it. When he denied it and the questioning intensified, Dahmer pointed out that he had eagerly confessed to all of his other killings, describing in horrific detail not only who he killed, but how he killed them and [[IAmAHumanitarian what he did to them afterwards]].afterward]]. And now that he was in prison for life one way or another, why would he lie about committing murder now? Dahmer was indeed telling the truth, and he had nothing to do with Walsh's death.



* Usually, when the Basque separatist group ETA assassinated someone, be it by shooting or car bombing, the pro-ETA political party Batasuna would make some statement saying that they "lamented" the "event", but did not condemn it. This was not the case when a non-targeted ''toy'' car bomb exploded during Donostia/San Sebastián's "Big Week" holidays in 2001, killing a grandmother and severely injuring a baby. Batasuna resoundly condemned and called it a terrorist attack, and even sent representatives to a demonstration clamoring for justice that stood side by side with politicians contrary to Basque independence. Said politicians made some sarcastic remarks about how they hoped to see them again next time, when ETA actually murdered someone. The case remains unsolved.
* Scottish-Canadian SerialKiller Thomas Neill Cream is widely rumored to have been UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper. Most experts reject him as a possible suspect, since he was imprisoned in Illinois at the time the murders took place.

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* Usually, when the Basque separatist group ETA assassinated someone, be it by shooting or car bombing, the pro-ETA political party Batasuna would make some statement saying that they "lamented" the "event", but did not condemn it. This was not the case when a non-targeted ''toy'' car bomb exploded during Donostia/San Sebastián's "Big Week" holidays in 2001, killing a grandmother and severely injuring a baby. Batasuna resoundly resoundingly condemned and called it a terrorist attack, and even sent representatives to a demonstration clamoring for justice that stood side by side with politicians contrary to Basque independence. Said politicians made some sarcastic remarks about how they hoped to see them again next time, time when ETA actually murdered someone. The case remains unsolved.
* Scottish-Canadian SerialKiller Thomas Neill Cream is widely rumored to have been UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper. Most experts reject him as a possible suspect, suspect since he was imprisoned in Illinois at the time the murders took place.


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Also see VillainsOutShopping, which might explain the villain's innocence. Compare MotiveMisidentification, where the Big Bad is responsible, but for different reasons than the heroes initially suspect. Contrast HijackedByGanon, where it seems like a new villain is at fault but the Big Bad is revealed to be pulling the strings. May overlap with CardCarryingVillain and/or VillainsNeverLie if the heroes believe the story because it would be out of character for the villain to deny his crimes rather than boast about them.

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Also see VillainsOutShopping, which might explain the villain's innocence. Compare GuiltyUntilSomeoneElseIsGuilty. Compare MotiveMisidentification, where the Big Bad is responsible, but for different reasons than the heroes initially suspect. Contrast HijackedByGanon, where it seems like a new villain is at fault but the Big Bad is revealed to be pulling the strings. May overlap with CardCarryingVillain and/or VillainsNeverLie if the heroes believe the story because it would be out of character for the villain to deny his crimes rather than boast about them.

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* Notorious SerialKiller Richard Ramirez had his trial interrupted when one of the jurors was murdered. The other jurors were terrified, believing that Ramirez had somehow arranged for it to happen; however, it was later determined that the juror had been shot by her boyfriend for reasons unrelated to the trial.

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* The first three episodes of Animation/BlackCatDetective revolves around the reoccurring villain, the One-Eared mice, committing murders and theft while evading Black Cat and the authorities. So when the fourth episode had a praying mantis character discovered horribly maimed and ripped to pieces on his wedding night, a day ''after'' One-Ear is spotted lurking through the fields where the mantis community lives, everyone is quick to assume One-Ear is the killer. [[spoiler: He's not, turns out the mantis groom is killed by his bride and One-Ear just happens to be passing through]].
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** In 'Carneelval', Bill is the one lamenting about craziness ruining a fun outing rather than Koden.
--->'''Bill''': I thought we could just have a fun time without another bad guy showing up! Now I know how Koden feels.


** In the February 2, 199 strip, somebody threw away all of Jon's shirts except one that reads "I (heart) cats". Believing Garfield is responsible, Jon throws him outside; Odie then appears in the doorway wearing one of Jon's shirts and a malicious smile.

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** In the February 2, 199 1999 strip, somebody threw away all of Jon's shirts except one that reads "I (heart) cats". Believing Garfield is responsible, Jon throws him outside; Odie then appears in the doorway wearing one of Jon's shirts and a malicious smile.


* [[http://garfield.com/comic/1999-02-02 Somebody threw away all of Jon's shirts]] except one that reads "I (heart) cats". Believing ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} is responsible, Jon throws him outside; Odie then appears in the doorway wearing one of Jon's shirts and a malicious smile.

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* [[http://garfield.com/comic/1999-02-02 Somebody ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'':
** The July 10,1980 strip has Odie crash into a pedestal and knock over a flowerpot. Jon assumes Garfield is to blame for the destruction when Garfield was only sitting their minding his own business.
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-->'''Garfield''': I'm innocent! I swear it!
** In the February 2, 199 strip, somebody
threw away all of Jon's shirts]] shirts except one that reads "I (heart) cats". Believing ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} Garfield is responsible, Jon throws him outside; Odie then appears in the doorway wearing one of Jon's shirts and a malicious smile.


* The during the rivalry between Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] for top superstar status during the Attitude Era, both wrestlers did a lot of ambush attacks to each other. The most brutal happened during one night on Monday Night Raw when Stone Cold was ran over by a car. The Rock, himself, didn't confirm nor deny he was responsible, so the battles continued. Weeks later it was revealed that The Rock wasn't behind the attack, it was his friend and sometimes wrestling partner, {{Wrestling/Rikishi}}, who claims he did it to help him out as appreciation for breaking barriers as a person of color in the wrestling business, and didn't want Steven Austin or anyone to stop his momentum(Rikishi was actually blackmailed by Wrestling/TripleH)



* A third example occurred during the holiday season of 2008-2009, when Wrestling/JeffHardy was WWE Champion and Wrestling/{{Edge}} was Number One Contender. Hardy was repeatedly wronged by a mysterious assailant who ambushed him backstage at ''Survivor Series'', ran his car off the highway...and nearly burned him alive by sabotaging his in-ring entrance pyrotechnics when Hardy was coming down to the ring to be interviewed on ''The Cutting Edge''. Hardy himself and all the commentators were convinced that Edge was behind all the mischief, but Edge kept insisting he was innocent. And he was: the person who'd been stalking Jeff Hardy for two whole months, and who finally cost him his championship at the ''Royal Rumble'', was [[spoiler:Jeff's envious older brother [[Wrestling/MattHardy Matt]], who admitted that, for good measure, he'd also burned down Jeff's house nearly a year before and killed his dog. Of course, Edge wasn't too sorry about this anyway, since Matt's interference enabled him to win the title.]]



* A third example occurred during the holiday season of 2008-2009, when Wrestling/JeffHardy was WWE Champion and Wrestling/{{Edge}} was Number One Contender. Hardy was repeatedly wronged by a mysterious assailant who ambushed him backstage at ''Survivor Series'', ran his car off the highway...and nearly burned him alive by sabotaging his in-ring entrance pyrotechnics when Hardy was coming down to the ring to be interviewed on ''The Cutting Edge''. Hardy himself and all the commentators were convinced that Edge was behind all the mischief, but Edge kept insisting he was innocent. And he was: the person who'd been stalking Jeff Hardy for two whole months, and who finally cost him his championship at the ''Royal Rumble'', was [[spoiler:Jeff's envious older brother [[Wrestling/MattHardy Matt]], who admitted that, for good measure, he'd also burned down Jeff's house nearly a year before and killed his dog. Of course, Edge wasn't too sorry about this anyway, since Matt's interference enabled him to win the title.]]



* The during the rivalry between Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] for top superstar status during the Attitude Era, both wrestlers did a lot of ambush attacks to each other. The most brutal happened during one night on Monday Night Raw when Stone Cold was ran over by a car. The Rock, himself, didn't confirm nor deny he was responsible, so the battles continued. Weeks later it was revealed that The Rock wasn't behind the attack, it was his friend and sometimes wrestling partner, {{Wrestling/Rikishi}}, who claims he did it to help him out as appreciation for breaking barriers as a person of color in the wrestling business, and didn't want Steven Austin or anyone to stop his momentum.


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* In ''Series/TheWubbulousWorldOfDoctorSeuss'' episode "The Snoozer", Yertle the Turtle announces his intent to build a huge statue of himself at the site of the Snoozer, an existing and popular statue. When the statue disappears, Jane Kangaroo assumes Yertle is responsible, and when Horton insists "We shouldn't jump to conclusions, We should walk slowly and carefully to conclusions" decides that anyone who defends him must be an accomplice. [[spoiler: It turns out the statue wasn't stolen at all. It woke up.]] Even Yertle is surprised at the idea of being innocent of something, and says it feels weird.

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* In ''Series/TheWubbulousWorldOfDoctorSeuss'' ''Series/TheWubbulousWorldOfDrSeuss'' episode "The Snoozer", Yertle the Turtle announces his intent to build a huge statue of himself at the site of the Snoozer, an existing and popular statue. When the statue disappears, Jane Kangaroo assumes Yertle is responsible, and when Horton insists "We shouldn't jump to conclusions, We should walk slowly and carefully to conclusions" decides that anyone who defends him must be an accomplice. [[spoiler: It turns out the statue wasn't stolen at all. It woke up.]] Even Yertle is surprised at the idea of being innocent of something, and says it feels weird.

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* In ''Series/TheWubbulousWorldOfDoctorSeuss'' episode "The Snoozer", Yertle the Turtle announces his intent to build a huge statue of himself at the site of the Snoozer, an existing and popular statue. When the statue disappears, Jane Kangaroo assumes Yertle is responsible, and when Horton insists "We shouldn't jump to conclusions, We should walk slowly and carefully to conclusions" decides that anyone who defends him must be an accomplice. [[spoiler: It turns out the statue wasn't stolen at all. It woke up.]] Even Yertle is surprised at the idea of being innocent of something, and says it feels weird.
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** ISIS usually evokes this trope when it ''doesn't'' take responsibility for an attack, especially since they have a tendency to take responsibility for attacks that they weren't involved with to begin with. Unsurprisingly, people usually attribute these attacks to them anyways.
** On ''extremely'' rare occasions - usually after attacks that target their core supporter demographic - they have issued denials. Most people usually still attribute these attacks to ISIS anyways.

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** In the first case of ''Dual Destinies,'' [[StarterVillain Ted Tonate]], a police bomb technician, is exposed as the killer of a detective, as well as the one who blew up the courtroom in the opening. [[spoiler: But in the game's final case, he admits that while he did kill the detective, he didn't blow up the courtroom, [[HiddenVillain someone else]] stole a remote that detonated said bomb. [[EvenEvilHasStandards He even warned everyone to evacuate when the bomb was about to go off]].]]

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