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  • Girl Genius:
    • Bangladesh Dupree. If someone is killed and Bang was around, she has to say it was not her this time. Or when a town is burned...
    • Hoffmann (accidentally) releases monsters onto Paris often enough that the Master always blames him whenever a monster runs amok in Paris. Later the thing in Van Rijn's secret room is honestly not his fault.
    • Agatha Heterodyne gets more than a little of this. While she herself is perfectly heroic, all her ancestors before her father and uncle were mass-murdering insane psychopaths. She therefore has to patiently explain to her own minions that no, she didn't just randomly murder one of her own allies.
      Dimo: Ah. Forgive me, mistress. Hy haz prezumed. [beat] Und now, traditionally, hyu vould kill me for dot... just FYI.
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  • Hetalia: Axis Powers: France usually pulls some sort of prank on the other nations during the holidays, so when the others caught up with him during the 2011 April Fool's event, he said this when admitting that he wasn't the mastermind behind the pranks.
  • In El Goonish Shive Sarah and Elliot used to blame Tedd when someone is shapeshifted or appears to be. Not without a reason.
  • In Heroes-Inc., the first mission the titular agency partakes in is rescuing Princess Peach. They immediately consider Bowser as a prime subject, but quickly rule him out because of his "air-tight alibi". They later find out that Peach actually is in Bowser's castle, but it is a robot. The actual Big Bad planted the robot in the castle so that when the heroes rescued it, it would easily be in a position to assassinate Mario.
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  • Evil Diva. For once, Loki didn't pull the prank
  • In Homestuck, Terezi automatically pins the murders of Feferi and Kanaya on Vriska, although even she admits this doesn't make much sense and is largely due to her own fixation on her. When she confronts Vriska, the latter is adamant that she is only guilty of Tavros's death.
  • In The Order of the Stick, Tarquin and Nale accuse each other of killing Tarquin's wife Penelope, and it becomes clear that neither of them was responsible. This becomes a Chekhov's Gun for the later reveal that it was caused, indirectly, by Vaarsuvius.
  • Exterminatus Now did this with their daemon-possessed toaster.
  • In Drowtales, it's immediately assumed that Kiel'ndia assassinated Shimi'lande, the Kyorl'solenurn Ill'haress since she had very publicly assassinated another figure, the Val'Sharess or more accurately her Body Double since the real one has been dead for decades and a figure resembling her was seen at the scene. Despite this Chirinide, who has her own complicated history with Kiel, expresses doubt at this version of events, and later Kiel herself denies she had anything to do with it, not that anyone listens. A later story overview reveals that the shapeshifting demon Khaless killed Shimi'lande.
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  • In this Death Note fan comic Light gets annoyed with always being blamed for every heart attack death.
  • In The League Of Super Redundant Heroes, Lazer Pony has so many accidents involving zeppelins that Buckaress assumes a story about one crashing was his fault, until she notices he just woke up.
  • Played for Laughs in Two Evil Scientists when Wily accuses Eggman of betraying him because his family is being held hostage by Metal Sonic. Thing is, Eggman was planning on betraying him, but he had nothing to do with the kidnapping.
  • In General Protection Fault, Trudy drops safes on several of the eponymous company's competitors' heads, killing them. After Dwayne, Trudy's boss and the head of GPF, is nearly killed by one such safe, the rest of the cast suspects Trudy, but it turns out that her ex-boyfriend Trent framed her for revenge.
  • Schlock Mercenary, book 17, has it happen twice; both times involve Captain Tagon blaming Schlock. Once, when someone admits to getting information from "Spacelook" ("Whatever that is, I didn't do it."), and once when they need a 'door' (since they're trapped and can't teraport out).
    "I'm right here, sir. And that's not my door."
  • As the angel responsible for the Cosmic Flaw that makes up the premise of Misfile, Rumisiel is directly or indirectly to blame for most everything that goes wrong for Ash. So he is nothing less than delighted that, for once, he's not even slightly responsible for Ash's most recent problem. (Emily spilled hot chocolate on his butt; hot enough it left a big burn.)
  • In The Wotch, when Luciatrix kidnaps Anne in order for Xaos to assess her, the rest of the cast sensibly assume that Lord Sykos is responsible. Turns out, though, that Sykos is just a random nutball who causes trouble out of amusement and curiosity, though he does have a bad habit of kidnapping people and turning them into his unwilling maiden servants.


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