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Heroic Overview
Principal Duffy, this isn't what it looks like. I was set up!
~ Ace McDougal

In all media, A frameup or setup and Punishment is the act of the hero being framed by the villain, antagonist, or even another hero, that is, providing false evidence or false testimony in order to falsely prove someone guilty of a crime.

Sometimes, the person who is framing someone else is the actual perpetrator of the crime. In other cases it is an attempt by law enforcement to get around due process. Motives include getting rid of political dissidents or "correcting" what they see as the court's mistake. Some lawbreakers will try to claim they were framed as a defense strategy.

The protagonist must prove his/her innocence by evidence from the antagonist, which is not an easy task. When doing so, they may create an alter ego/new identity for hiding their identity, or have someone else do the task instead. Anything could be happened when they managed to prove their innocence:


Quotes

(Tom Lockjaw (on TV): Tonight's top story: Darkwing Duck, an evil lunatic or crazed villain?) (Darkwing Duck scoffs) Evil lunatic or...CRAZED VILLAIN?! (Darkwing is shocked at what he hears) (Tom Lockjaw: That's right, villain! He is sought by the authorities for a numerous crimes, which includes...arson, burglary, hi-jacking, kidnapping, cat-kicking and spitting on the sidewalk! No wonder the mayor is offering a $1,000,000 reward!)
~ Darkwing Duck is framed by Negaduck for a series of crimes for which he did not commit.
Why was there another team? (Kittridge: What?) Of IMF agents at the Embassy tonight? (Kittridge: I don't quite follow you.) Well, let's see if you can follow me around the room. The drunk Russians on the embankment, 7 and 8 o'clock. The couple waltzing around me at the Embassy at 9 and 11. The waiter standing behind Hannah, top of the stairs. Bow tie, 12 o'clock. The other IMF team. You're worried about me. Why? (Kittridge: Well, for a little over two years we have been spotting serious blowback in IMF operations, we have a penetration. The other day, we decoded a message on the Internet from a Czech we know as Max.) The arms dealer? (Kittridge: That's right. Max, it seems, had two unique gifts: a capacity for anonymity and for corrupting susceptible agents. This time, he'd gotten to someone on the inside. He'd gotten himself into a position to buy our NOC list. An operation he referred to as Job 314. The job he thought Golitsyn was doing tonight.) The list Golitsyn stole was a decoy? (Kittridge: That's correct. The actual list is secure at Langley. Golitsyn was a lightning rod. He was one of ours.) This whole operation...was a mole hunt. This whole operation was a mole hunt. (Kittridge: Yeah, the mole's deep inside...and, like you said, you survived. I want to show you something, Ethan. (gives Ethan a sheet of paper) Since your father's death, your family's farm has been in receivership. Now, suddenly, they're flushed with over 120 grand in the bank. Your father's illness was supposed to have wiped out that bank account. Dying slowly in America, after all, can be a very expensive proposition. So, why don't we quietly get out on a plane? I can see that you're very upset.) Kittridge, you've never seen me very upset. (Kittridge: All right, Hunt, enough is enough. You have bribed, cajoled and killed, and you've done it using loyalties on the inside. You wanna shake hands with the devil, that's fine with me. I just wanna make sure you do it in hell!) (Ethan, having anticipated this, throws a piece of explosive chewing gum at a nearby fish tank, then braces himself. The gum detonates, destroying the tank and causing water to spill through the restaurant, breaking the windows. Ethan escapes through the windows and runs through the square.)
~ Ethan Hunt unexpectedly suspected of being a mole from within the IMF.
Have you ever been questioned by the authorities? (Zero: Yes, on one occasion. I was arrested and tortured by the rebel militia after the Desert Uprising.) Right. Well, you know the drill, then, zip it. (Zero: Of course.) You've never heard the word "van Hoytl" in your life. (Zero: Got it.) Okay, let's go. (they walk to the police at the reception.) How may we serve you, gentlemen? Ah, Inspector Henckels! (Henckels: By order of the commissioner of police, Zubrowka Province, I hereby place you under arrest for the murder of Madame Celine Villenueve Desgoffe-und-Taxis.) I knew there was something fishy. We never got the cause of death. She's been murdered, and you think I did it. (runs away) (Henckels: (as he and his men chase Gustave) HEY! STOP!)
~ M Gustave realising he was framed for Madame D's murder.
(Danny and Dani leave to catch the third ghost clone by Vlad, leaving Sam and Tucker behind) Both: Three. Two. One. (Mr. Lancer barges in and sees the cafeteria trashed) Mr. Lancer (angry): To Kill a Mockingbird People! Who started this? (Dash points at Sam and Tucker) Both: We'll get the mop.
~ Sam Manson and Tucker Foley being framed by one of the ghosts and Dash Baxter for vandalizing the school cafeteria, for which they did not do.
But I didn't do it! It was Mr. Banana Brain!
~ Gosalyn Mallard accused of buzzing her father Darkwing Duck on the keister with a joy buzzer which had been planted in her hand by Mr. Banana Brain, possessed by an evil spirit Paddywhack
(Mrs. Turner confiscates Timmy's magic TV remote as she believes that Timmy had defied her and gives it to Vicky to prevent Timmy from using it.) (Mrs. Turner: Here, Vicky. Take this. We're going to have a word with our irresponsible son.) (Vicky: Have a nice violent talk. (points at Timmy) I'll see you tommorrow.) (Vicky laughs wickedly and leaves.) Hey wait! That's my remote! (Timmy tries to stop Vicky, but an infuriated Mr. Turner catches him and furiously yells at him for his disobedience and his destructive behavior.) (Mr. Turner, extremely angry: Which you deliberately used to disobey us, and then you busted up the house and wrote that lie on the wall! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!) (Mr. Turner drops Timmy to the floor and Timmy gets up as he tries to prove his innocence by explaining to his parents that Vicky is the true culprit.) But...It's not my fault. It's Vicky's. She's evil. She's always being mean to me and always getting me into trouble. (Unfortunately, Mr. and Mrs. Turner still refused to listen to their son about Vicky.) (Mrs. Turner, sternly: Oh? Did she turn on your TV? Did she give you this bazooka?) (Mr. Turner, trying to use the rocket launcher to fire at Dinkleberg's house: Which I can't fire at the Dinkleberg's house because it's out of ammo?) Well, no. (Mr. Turner, angrily: Then why should we believe anything you say?) (Timmy becomes depressed as Mr. and Mrs. Turner once again don't believe their son with Timmy losing his parents' trust and Mr. and Mrs. Turner leave Timmy's destroyed bedroom in anger to go get more ammo for the rocket launcher.) (Mr. Turner, leaving Timmy's destroyed bedroom in anger with his wife: When I get back from the ammo store, YOU ARE IN A LOT OF TROUBLE, YOUNG MAN!) (Mr. Turner angrily leaves and Vicky takes her chance to humiliate Timmy.) (Vicky: Wow. I've never seen you so miserable. I should take another picture.) (Vicky takes a picture of Timmy being miserable after his enraged parents yelled at him and gives it to Timmy.) (Vicky: One for you and one for the internet.) (Vicky puts a bo-peep costume on Timmy and takes a picture of him and leaves.)
~ Timmy Turner being framed by Vicky for vandalizing the Turner family house, for which he did not do.
(A loud blast throws them to the side as Nicole, Richard, and Anais burst into the bedroom, breaking the door on the way to confront with them for their theft. They glare at Gumball and Darwin. They both get up from the floor) Gumball Watterson: Whatever it is we did, we didn't do it! Nicole Watterson (sternly): Well someone has definitely taken $20 from my purse! Gumball Watterson (confused): So? Could've been Anais. Nicole Watterson: If it was her I wouldn't have know about it, it had to be someone dumb enough to think I wouldn't notice. And it couldn't be your father because his fingers are too fat. Richard Watterson: And someone's been using my toothbrush! And it isn't be your mother or Anais because I've tasted theirs and the flavors don't match! Anais Watterson: Yeah, and someone... (Anais becomes grossed out by the fact that her father was using her toothbush and sighs) Someone stole Daisy the Donkey! I can't go to the museum without her! It's 2 for 1! Gumball Watterson: Well, it wasn't me. Darwin Watterson: Me neither. (Nicole, Richard and Anais refuse to listen to Gumball and Darwin about their theft) Nicole Watterson (angrily): Boys, come with me. (Gumball and Darwin follow Nicole out of their bedroom and Nicole becomes furious) Go to your room! (Gumball and Darwin go back inside the room) You're not coming out of there until one of you owns up! Gumball: Aww... Nicole: That means no TV, Gumball and Darwin: Aww! Nicole: no Internet, Gumball and Darwin: Aww! Nicole: and you miss out on the trip to the museum! Gumball and Darwin: (Breathe in but stops and shrug) Eh… (Nicole sighs and puts the door back on the hinges and slams it. Then she, Anais, and Richard go off to the car, and drive off)
~ Gumball and Darwin were framed by Rob for taking twenty dollars from Nicole's purse, using Richard's toothbrush, and stealing Anais's Daisy the Donkey doll, for which they didn't do.
(Dorian's thugs drop Stanley onto Lt. Kellaway and Detective Doyle runs up to Kellaway.) (Lt. Mitch Kellaway: God, get him off of me!) (Doyle moves Stanley away from Kellaway and Kellaway removes the duck tape off his mouth.) (Lt. Mitch Kellaway: Ipkiss!) (Stanley becomes confused and nervous.) Wait, I can explain everything! (Kellaway pulls out a rubber green mask from Stanley's jacket as he and Doyle believe that Stanley is the culprit they've been looking for.) (Lt. Mitch Kellaway: Oh yeah, you can explain everything? [shows Stanley the rubber green mask] Explain this! [Before Stanley can try to prove his innocence, Kellaway and Doyle grab Stanley to jail.] Get him up! Come on, let's go. I got a cell for you, pal!) (The prison guards escorts Stanley to his cell and lock him up there as Stanley begins to suffer depression.)
~ Stanley Ipkiss is framed by Dorian Tyrell and his henchmen for stealing the money from the bank, for which he did not do.
(Okalhoma Cop #1: Step out of the vehicle with your hands up, please.) (Karen steps out of the van showing her badge to the Oklahoma cops.) It's okay, officers. I'm with the FBI. (Oklahoma Cop #2, pointing his gun at Karen: Step out of the vehicle, now.) (As Rocky and Bullwinkle come out, their faces are blurry, because of the camera.) (Bullwinkle: Hey, Rock, your face is all blurry!) (Rocky: So is yours.) (Oklahoma Cop #1: This truck matches as ascription of a vehicle reported stolen outside of Red Bait, Oklahoma just a couple of short hours ago. You are under arrest for grand theft auto, and for impersonating FBI Agent Karen Sympathy.) (While the Oklahoma cop speaks, he pins Karen against the van, and handcuffs her hands behind her back.) I am FBI Agent Karen Sympathy! (Oklahoma Cop #1: Like fun you are. We both know Agent Karen Sympathy has a heavy Pottsylvanian accent. We heard her on the radio.) (Rocky: But she really is with the FBI!) (Oklahoma Cop #1: Yeah, and I'm really John Goodman. Let's get to the car.) (The Oklahoma cop drags Karen to the police car.) (Bullwinkle: Just one minute, officer! Wherever she goes, we go!) (Rocky: Yeah, that's right! We're a team!) (Oklahoma Cop #2, climbing inside the RBTV van: Well, she's going off to federal pan to break rocks for the next five years.) (Bullwinkle: Okay, well, don't forget to write.) (Rocky: Bullwinkle!) (Bullwinkle: I guess we can always appear at your trial as animated character witnesses.) No! Rocky, Bullwinkle, it's your duty to get to New York by 8:00 pm tomorrow. (Rocky: Karen, we can't leave you now.) Hey, I'm an FBI agent, remember? I'll straighten this out and catch up with you later. (Rocky: But we've never been to the real world before.) (The cameraman switches his camera off.) Aw, you'll do great. I know it.
~ Karen Sympathy being arrested and framed for grand theft auto by Natasha Fatale, who pretended to be an FBI agent, even though Boris and Natasha wrecked Karen's car, while trying to kill her, Rocky, and Bullwinkle.
(Gordon, Henry and James: HOOOOSSSSHHHH!!!! (All blow steam at Duck, who has just come back to Tidmouth Sheds) KEEP OUT!) Stop fooling, I'm tired! (Gordon, Henry and James: So are we, we are tired of you! We like Diesel, we don't like you; you tell tales about us to the trucks!) I don't! (Gordon, Henry and James: You do!) I DON'T! (Gordon, Henry and James: YOU DO!) (Sir Topham Hatt, arrives) (Narrator: Sir Topham Hatt came to stop the noise.) (Gordon: Duck called me a "galloping sausage"!) (James: ..."Rusty red scrap iron"!) (Henry: ...I'm "old, square wheels"!) (Sir Topham Hatt: (Sternly, to Duck) Well, Duck?) (Narrator: Duck considered.) I only wish, sir, that I'd thought of those names myself, if the dome fits... (Sir Topham Hatt, trying not to laugh, coughs) (Gordon, Henry and James: He made trucks laugh at us!) (Narrator: Sir Topham Hatt, recovered; he'd been trying not to laugh himself.) (Sir Topham Hatt: Did you, Duck?) Certainly not, sir! No steam engine would be as mean as that! (Diesel, who had been hiding behind Gordon, Henry and James, rolls up) (Narrator: Diesel lurked up.) (Sir Topham Hatt: Now, Diesel, you heard what Duck said.) (Diesel: (Acting innocent) I can't understand it, sir, to think that Duck of all engines. I'm dreadfully grieved, sir, but know nothing.) (Sir Topham Hatt: I see...) (Narrator: Diesel squirmed and hoped he didn't.) (Sir Topham Hatt, To Duck: I'm sorry, Duck, but you must go to Edward's station for a while. I know he will be glad to see you.) (Crying) As you wish, sir. (Puffs away, upset) (Narrator: Duck trundled sadly away...) (Diesel rolls into his shed, smirking evilly) (while Diesel smirked with triumph.)
~ Duck being accused by Gordon, Henry and James for telling tales about them to the trucks and getting into trouble with Sir Topham Hatt.
(Miles Axlerod: I know him. This is the bloke that called into the television show. You're the one I have to thank.) No, thank you. This trip's been amazing! (There was an oil leak on the floor between Mater and Sir Axlerod.) (Miles Axlerod: Ah! He's a little excited, isn't he?) (Lightning McQueen: Mater!) But wait, I...oh, shoot. (McQueen pulls Mater aside.) (Miles Axlerod: Has anyone got a towel?) (Lightning McQueen, angrily: Mater, you have to get a hold of yourself! You're making a scene.) But I never leak oil. Never. (Lightning McQueen: Go take care of yourself right now!) (Mater drives off.)
~ Mater being framed by Sir Miles Axlerod for leaking oil at the party in Japan.
(Cloud Strife and his friends are talking to a woman who survived the massacre in the Battle Arena) (Security: Hold it right there! And stay quiet!) (Security aims their weapons at them and Dio the manager of the Gold Saucer enters the scene) (Dio: Did you guys do this?) (Cloud Strife: N... no, it wasn't us!) (Dio: I must been wrong.) (Cait Sith: Hurry and run, it's gonna get ugly.) (Cait Sith and the others run to the arena) (Cloud Strife: He... hey!) (He runs after them) (Dio: Stop them!) (Cloud Strife and his firends are trapped and Dio blocks them) (Dio: That's as far as you go.) (He whistles) (Cloud Strife: WAIT, LISTEN TO!) (Cait Sith: Cloud...) (A robot appears in front of Cait Sith and Dio whistles two time and two robots appear surrounding Cloud and his friends) (Cloud is been held by one of the robots and in front of him is a hatch labeled: Gate of Heaven) (Dio: One more to go.) (Security: Yes!) (Cloud Strife: HEY! PAY ATTENTION!!!) (Dio, defiantly: There's no need to listen. Pay for your crime down below!! Do it!) (Security: Yes!) (The hatch opens, the robot jumps in taking Cloud with him)
~ Cloud Strife and his friends are framed of the massacre in the Battle Arena by Dyne, Barett Wallace's friend, for which they did not do.
(Drew and Charlotte are driving by Stu's house where they see the commotion.) (Charlotte Pickles: Hold on, Jonathan. There's an alarming crowd at my in-law's indicating either a yard sale or a family tragedy. Let me get back to you.) (Drew and Charlotte stop the car and get out as Rex asks him.) (Rex Pester: Hey, Mr. Pickles, how does it feel knowing your brother lost your only daughter?) (Drew gets mad.) (Drew Pickles, enraged: HE WHAT?!) (Rex Pester: Share your pain.) (Drew's face turns red as he furiously lunges at Stu and fights him.) YOU'RE BREAKING MY ARM! (Drew Pickles: ONLY CAUSE I CAN'T REACH YOUR NECK!) (Didi, Charlotte, Chaz, Howard, Betty and the other adults try to break up the fight, Rex goes back to his camera to explain the missing kids.) (Rex Pester: And there you have it. 2 sour Pickles and: young Tammy, baby Dale, the twins Bill and Jill, little Chunky, and poor Amelia, all vanished without a trace. I'm Rex Pester, and I'll be back with more "Big Action News"!)
~ Stu Pickles is framed by Rex Pester for losing his niece, Angelica.
(Jack Dawson and Rose Dewitt Bukkater have returned to Rose's suite to warn Rose's mother Ruth and her fiancé Cal Hockley about the iceberg incident the RMS Titanic just had. When they find Rose's mother, Cal, His manservant Spicer Lovejoy, and some of the ship's guards waiting for them.) (Rose: Something serious has happened.) (Cal: Yes it has! Indeed. Two things dear to me have disappeared this evening and now that one is back I have a pretty good idea where to find the other. Search him!) (Guard 1, sternly: Take off your coat, Sir!) (Jack is confused, as the guards remove his coat.) Now What? (Guard 1: Come on!) (Rose, confused: Cal, What are you doing? We're in the middle of an emergency! What's going on?) (A second guard pulls out the Heart of The Ocean diamond necklace from Jack's coat. (Guard 2: Is this it?) (Cal: That's it!) (Jack gets really angry and disgusted.) This is horse shit! Don't you believe it, Rose! Don't! (Rose, confused: He couldn't have!) (Cal, slyly: Of course he could! It's easy enough for a professional.) (Rose, still confused: But I was with him the whole time. This is absurd.) (Cal: Perhaps he did it while your were putting your clothes back on, dear.) (Jack is still in denial.) Real slick, Cal. Rose, they put it in my pocket! (Cal: Shut Up!) (Lovejoy, sternly: It isn't even your pocket, is it Son? Property of A.L. Ryerson.) (Rose is even more confused, by this new information.) (Guard 1, as he takes the stolen coat: That was reported stolen today.) I just borrowed it. I was gonna return it. (Cal, smiles wickedly: Oh, an honest thief, We have an honest thief here.) Rose, you know I didn't do this, Rose. You know it. Don't you believe them, Rose! You know it. (Rose doesn't know what to say.) (Then Jack is escorted out of the suite by Lovejoy and the guards, and he calls out to Rose.) You know I didn't do it, Rose! Rose! You know I didn't do it. You know me!
~ Jack Dawson framed by Cal Hockley for stealing the Heart of the Ocean diamond necklace.
(Spike busts himself out of the shed and rushes up to Tom) (Spike: Where's my boy?!) (Tom doesn't know where Tyke is) (Spike: If he's under that barrel, I'll skin ya alive!) (Tom gets off the barrel and snaps his fingers. As he tries to lift the barrel up, he hears Jerry's whistle and Spike glares angrily at Jerry. Jerry waves to Tom because he's not under the barrel. Tom gulps twice in fear) (Spike: Come on! Lift it up!) (Tom nervously attempts to lift up the barrel, but Spike grabs the barrel first and finds Tyke. Tyke wiggles his tail at his father. Tom flees away from Spike and Tyke and crashes into a tree, a fountain, and a clothesline hanger. Spike punches Tom in the face with his fist and Tom backs away from Spike. Spike furiously charges at Tom and skins him alive off-screen, making him scream in pain) YEOW! YEOW!
~ Tom was framed by Jerry for putting Spike's son; Tyke under the barrel, for which he did not do.
(George and Joan enters the kitchen) (George: I tell ya honey. It is the dog or the cat.) (they notice footprints in the fridge and they follow where it leads and they gasp in shock seeing a sleeping Spike with the eaten chicken on his arms and they kick him out of the house and Spike rushes towards the window and sees Tom eating the chicken) (George: Go ahead Tom. Finish up the chicken. Forgive us we'll suspecting you. We should have known it was Spike all the time!) (Spike, gasps and turns to the camera: I've been framed!)
~ Spike is framed by Tom for eating the chicken for which he did not do.
(Judy Hopps: Mayor Lionheart, you have the right to remain silent. Anything...) You don't understand. I was trying TO PROTECT THE CITY! (Judy Hopps, accuses Mayor Lionheart of caring for his job and nothing more: You were just trying to protect your job.) (Mayor Lionheart trying to warm Judy Hopps about predators becoming mysterious savage) No. Listen, we still don't know why this is happening. It could destroy Zootopia.
~ Mayor Lionheart was framed by Dawn Bellwether for turning predators into savage and imprisoned them for which he did not do.
(Mr. Krabs: SpongeBob! (louder) SpongeBob!) Yes, Mr. Krabs?! You called me? (Mr. Krabs: Can you step into the dining room for one moment, son?) (SpongeBob jumps out of the kitchen) Huah! Wha-wha-wha-wha-huah! Front and center, and ready for duty, sir! (Gasps as he sees the Bikini Bottom Police Sergeant with Ivy and his smashed-up mailbox) (Ivy: That's the man who smashed my mailbox, officer!) (Mr. Krabs: Well?) No, Mr. Krabs, I'd never do something like that! (Mr. Krabs: Of course you wouldn't! It's just this loser's word against yours, boy-o. They can't convict you for that.) Phew. (Evelyn: He ruined my fountain!) (Cara: Yeah, yeah! That's the guy!) (Bikini Bottom Police Sergeant: Mr. SquarePants, I'm afraid you're under arrest.) (Cuffs SpongeBob and drags him out of the restaurant) But—but, Mr. Krabs, I didn't do anything. I was framed! It wasn't me! (screams)
~ Spongebob Squarepants is framed by Spongy Spongy for the destruction it had caused to Bikini Bottom, for which he didn't do.
Those robots are a total pain in the- [sees another Hedgehog with a Chaos Emerald] WHAT?! (Shadow: It all starts with this... a Jewel containing the ultimate power.) That's the Chaos Emerald! Now I know what's going on! The military has mistaken ME for the likes of YOU! So, where do ya think YOU'RE going with that Emerald?! SAY SOMETHING YOU FAKE HEDGEHOG! (Shadow: Chaos... Control!) [Shadow warps past Sonic] WOW! He's fast! Hey, it's not his speed, he must be using the Chaos Emerald to warp. (Shadow: My name is Shadow. I'm the world's ultimate life form. There's not time for games... FAREWELL!) [Sonic gets blinded by the light after Shadow disappeared.] Kuu! Shadow... What IS he?! (GUN soldiers: DON'T MOVE! STAY WHERE YOU ARE! KEEP YOUR HANDS UP IN THE AIR!) Huh?! Not again...!
~ Sonic is framed by Shadow for robbing a bank by stealing a Chaos Emerald, for which he didn't do.
YOU'RE the one pretending to be Sonic! You're the one responsible for taking Froggy and Chocola!
~ Amy Rose to Metal Sonic for framing Sonic for kidnapping Froggy and Chocola, for which Sonic didn't do.
(Elise: AAAAHHH!!!) (Silver: I've been looking for you. You're the Iblis trigger. You're actions will condemn us all.) Who are you? (Silver: My name is Silver. For the future of the world, I will destroy you!
~ Sonic once again being framed framed by Mephelis the Dark for causing the devastation of Silver's world, for which he didn't do.
(Krusty takes off his coat, hangs it up and gets himself a drink and then sits on his chair. Suddenly Krusty hears a loud knock. The Springfield Police Department break into Krusty's house and tackle Krusty to the ground as an officer holds him at gunpoint.) Hey, hey, what's goin' on here? (Chief Clancy Wiggum: Krusty the Clown, you're under arrest for armed robbery. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say-- Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.) What is this, a joke?
~ Krusty the Clown being framed by Sideshow Bob for armed robbery at the Kwik-E-Mart, for which he didn't commit.
(Commissioner Gordon opens the door and is surprised that Gil Mason had come to visit.) Mr. Mason! You must be psychic, we were just talking about you! Come in! Come in! (Gil goes inside and takes his fedora off.) (Barbara Gordon: Hey Gil, what's doing?) Another tip on a case? (Gil Mason: Believe me Jim, I don't wanna be here. But I thought it would be best coming from me.) (Gordon becomes shocked.) What is it, what's wrong? (Gil begins to arrest Gordon.) (Gil Mason: James Gordon, I have a warrant for your arrest.) (Gordon takes the warrant, and believes it is some kind of joke.) He, this is a joke, right? (Barbara Gordon: On what charges?) (Gil Mason: Accepting bribes.) (Gordon becomes shocked.) You can't be serious! (The police arrest Gordon.) (Gil Mason: The department has reason to believe that you've been taking money from Rupert Thorne. For years.) (Barbara Gordon, shocked: What? Dad's never taken a bribe in his life!) (Gil Mason: I'm sorry, Barb. You have the right to remain silent. If you give up that right, anything you say...) I know my rights, Gil. (The police take Gordon to prison as they escort him to the police car.) (Barbara Gordon: Dad!) (Gil puts his fedora back on.) Don't worry, Barbara. It's all a mistake. You'll see. (Reporters: Commissioner, do you have a statement? What about....) (Gil Mason: I'm sorry, Barbara. I really am.) (Barbara backs away and Gil leaves.) (Reporters: Commissioner! Just a statement! What about these corruption charges? Are they true? Please.) (The police take Gordon away as Barbara becomes shocked and horrified about it. Suddenly, reporters flash cameras at her.) (Reporters: Ms. Gordon....) (Barbara goes back inside and slams the door.)
~ Commissioner Gordon is framed by Rupert Thorne and Gil Mason for stealing money and taking the bribes from the warehouse for which he didn't do.
(Woody gets out of the display glass and confronts Jessie for turning on the TV.) (Woody, furious: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM?! Look, I'm sorry I can't help you guys out. Really, I am. But you didn't have to go and pull a stunt like that.) What, you think I did that? (Woody: Oh, right, right. Yeah, the TV just "happened" to turn on, and the remote "magically" ended up in front of you.) You callin' me a liar?! (Woody: Well, if the boot fits.) Say that again. (Woody, sternly: If the boo-T fits.) Okay, cowboy. (Bullseye hides in a cookie jar and Jessie tackles Woody and begins to fight him and Bullseye watches in fear.) YAAAH!! How do ya like that?! Take it back! TAKE IT BACK! (Jessie pulls Woody.) (Woody: Don't think just 'cause you're a girl! I'm gonna take it easy on ya! Yaaah!) (Stinky Pete breaks up the fight.) (Stinky Pete: Jessie, Woody, you stop this at once! (Suddenly, he and his box fall onto the surface between Woody and Jessie. They help him back up.) I don't know how that television turned on, but fighting about it isn't helping anything.) (Woody: If I had both my arms...) (Stinky Pete: Well, the fact is, you don't, Woody. So I suggest you just wait until morning. The cleaner will come, fix your arm.) (Woody: And then I'm outta here! [Bullseye becomes afraid.] Oh, no, no. Bullseye. Don't take it that way. It's just that Andy- ) (Jessie leaves with Bullseye in disgust.) Andy, Andy, Andy. That's all he ever talks about. (Woody becomes depressed.)
~ Jessie gets framed for turning on the TV by Stinky Pete the Prospector, who did it to stop Woody from escaping.
(FBI Agent 1: Excuse us.) (FBI Agent 2: We didn't mean to interrupt your money fight.) (Drake and Josh stop fighting with their money.) (FBI Agent 1: But, a friend of ours told us that you were selling Gary Coleman grills.) (Josh Nichols: Your friend is wise.) (Drake Parker: So, how many you want?) (FBI Agent 2: Well, tell you what.) (FBI Agent 1: We'll take them all.) (Drake Parker, confused: You want all of them?) (The FBI Agents pull out their badges.) (FBI Agent 1: That's right.) (Josh Nichols: Sorry, we only accept cash.) (FBI Agent 2: These are badges.) (Drake and Josh become confused.) (Drake Parker: Dude, cash only.) (FBI Agent 2: I don't think you understand.) (The FBI Agents begin to arrest Drake and Josh for selling stolen products.) (FBI Agent 1: Drake Parker and Josh Nichols?) (Drake Parker: Yes?) (Josh Nichols: Yeah?) (FBI Agent 1: Your under arrest, possession in sale of stolen property.) (Drake and Josh become shocked.) (Drake Parker, shocked: Stolen, the grills?) (FBI Agent 2: That's right.) (Josh Nichols: But, we were just selling them by these two guys.) (Drake Parker: Yeah, we didn't know they were stolen.) (FBI Agent 1: Right.) (Despite Drake and Josh confessing that they didn't know the grills were stolen, the FBI arrests them anyway as they handcuff them.) (FBI Agent 2: Sure, come with us, please.) (The FBI handcuff the boys.) (Josh Nichols, nervous: Drake?) (Drake Parker: Yeah?) (Josh Nichols: I've read about prison.) (Drake Parker: And?) (Josh Nichols: It ain't fun.) (The FBI take Drake and Josh away to jail.)
~ Drake Parker and Josh Nichols are accused by the FBI for selling the stolen Gary Coleman grills, despite that the boys were unaware that the grills were stolen.
(Somewhere else, in a room filled with Schnee Dust Company crates, Arthur Watts is watching live drone footage of the party on a screen projected from his Scroll. Beside the live drone feed is a recorded video of Penny fighting Sabyrs in the streets of Mantle. In windows behind the live and recorded footage, there is a Mantle election map and the live election results screen with the numbers erased. Watts taps the screens of an array of Scrolls laid out in front of them, and the screens light up. He adjusts one of his rings, and all eight of them light up. He strikes a pose with his hands in the air.) (Watts: You ready, Tyrian?) (Tyrian is standing among the crowd at Robyn’s party, with the hood of his jacket obscuring his face. Robyn walks past on the stage.) (Tyrian: [chuckles] Always.) (Penny cheerfully salutes to Ruby, who grins at her.) (Robyn: The polls are about to close. Twelve, eleven...) (Penny looks over at Robyn, while the crowd carries on the countdown. Ruby notices Tyrian’s prosthetic tail slither out from the crowd as he begins walking away.) (Crowd: Ten, nine, eight...) (Ruby moves and leans into the crowd to look for the owner of the robotic scorpion tail, her eyes widening in panic. Tyrian chuckles maniacally and looks at Ruby.) (Crowd: Seven, six, five, four, three--) (Ruby gasps and reaches out toward the stage.) (Ruby: Watch out!) (Ren opens his eyes and looks in Ruby’s direction. All power in the building shuts off. The crowd murmurs in confusion. May and Joanna are leaning against the wall opposite from the stage, looking up at the lights. Ren and Nora hold onto each other, looking around with confusion and worry.) (Watts: Go.) (Watts swipes his hand across his Scrolls, lighting up their screens. Robyn drops the microphone onto the stage, and there is a faint sound of blood spatter, followed by a woman screaming. In a panic, someone elbows Ruby, knocking her down and causing her to hit her head against the side of the stage. Tyrian begins swiftly moving through the crowd, kicking people’s legs from under them and slashing them with his blades. He stabs one person in the torso and continues his rampage, running and spinning through the air.) (Marrow: [over communicator] Penny, what’s going on over there?) (Penny activates her night vision and looks at Ruby, who is sitting with her back against the stage, trying not to be trampled. Penny turns and looks at the main area of the building, to see Tyrian slash another civilian with his weapon and then impale yet another with his stinger. He drops the civilian and straightens up, licking his lips. Penny draws her Floating Array and points the blades at Tyrian.) Put down your weapon and surrender! (Tyrian looks at her and then vanishes into the crowd as two civilians run past between them. Penny looks around for him. Watts continues waving his hands around, while his screen shows recorded video of Penny fighting Sabyrs, live footage of Tyrian attacking the party goers, and 3D models of Tyrian and Penny. As he moves his hands, the Tyrian model and the real Tyrian in the live footage each gain a cyan outline. Shortly after, the Penny model and the real Penny in the recorded video gain cyan outlines, as well.) (Marrow: [over communicator] This is Ace Operative Marrow, requesting immediate assistance!) (Watts gestures to a Scroll that is showing Mantle’s election map, causing the colors to change in Jacques’ favor. He swipes his hand across other Scrolls, causing their screens to light up. Robyn and Fiona stand back to back on the stage, weapons drawn.) (Robyn: Huntresses, to me!) (Fiona looks back at Robyn, unaware that Tyrian has ascended the stairs and begun running toward her on the stage.) (Fiona: Come on, we’ve gotta get you outta here!) (She turns and looks just in time to see Tyrian charging toward her. His right arm begins glowing purple with Aura, and his eyes glow purple, as well. He drags his fingers across her stomach and side, causing her Aura to dissipate from that area, as if he ripped it open. Immediately afterward, he swings his left arm, cutting Fiona with his weapon. Fiona cries out in pain and drops to her knees, while Tyrian leaps over her and Robyn. Hearing Fiona’s scream, Penny turns to the stage.) Robyn! (Penny activates her jets and flies toward the stage. Tyrian rises up behind Robyn, giggling to himself, and Penny tackles Robyn out of the way. Tyrian leaps up into the air. Robyn gasps and turns over onto her back, aiming her weapon at Penny, who slowly levitates her swords around her and scans the area for Tyrian. On a beam above the stage, Tyrian watches her.) (Tyrian: Right on time.) (Tyrian leaps away, and the power comes back on, momentarily blinding Robyn. Once her eyes adjust, Robyn sees Penny standing in front of her with swords drawn. Penny looks around, upset and confused. Behind her, the giant screen displays a photograph of Jacques, with the word “VICTORY!”) below it.) (Newscaster: And the winner of the Atlas Council election is… Jacques Schnee!) (Penny stares out at the bloodied civilians lying on the floor. The rest of the crowd is standing back from the massacre, crying and yelling hysterically. Ruby looks around at the scene in horror, while Marrow looks at the bodies in shock. One of the citizens, who is putting pressure on a fallen civilian’s wound, points at Penny.) (Random citizen: It’s Ironwood’s robot!) (Robyn: Penny.) (Penny turns to see Robyn staring at her with distrust. Penny folds her swords and puts them away.) I... I didn’t. (The screen begins displaying live footage of Jacques standing at a podium in front of the Schnee manor.) (Jacques: Oho, thank you everyone, thank you. It’s all because of you. It’s a new day in Atlas.) (Ruby climbs onto the stage, runs over to Fiona and puts pressure on the wound, Robyn watching her as she does so.) (Jacques: We’ve won, we did it!) (Robyn glares at Penny and growls angrily. Ren and Nora run over and climb onto the stage.) (Nora: What happened?) (Ruby: It was Tyrian! Tyrian’s here!) (Ren draws his guns and deploys their blades, and Marrow climbs onto the stage. May, Joanna and the rest of the crowd charge toward the stage. Marrow points at them.) (Marrow: Stay!) (The crowd slows to a stop.) (Marrow: Get Penny out the back, now!) (Nora encourages Penny to go backstage with her, and Ren follows them. Robyn aims her weapon at them the whole time, then folds the crossbow away once they are gone. She gets up, hurries over to Fiona, shoves Ruby away and begins applying pressure to the wound.) (Fiona: I-I’m okay, I’m okay.) (Marrow stops holding his pose and approaches Robyn and Fiona.) (Marrow: I-I’m sorry. Is she--) (He reaches toward them, and a crossbow bolt just barely misses his hand. Joanna glares with her weapon aimed at him. Ruby runs over to Marrow and begins tugging on his arm to get him to follow her backstage. He continues reaching out to Robyn.) (Marrow: This wasn’t us, I swear.) (He and Ruby run backstage. Robyn glares at them as they leave.)
~ Penny Polendia framed by Tyrian Callows and Arthur Watts for the former massacring several people at Robyn Hill's campaign party.
(Steven is in an important presentation.) (Ray: Stevie, you did it, man. You put our cajones on the table and you slam-dunked it.) (Steven gives a thumbs up.) Way to go.) (Ray: Now they'll probably give him my job. On to the next order of business.) (Steven's co-worker interrupts the presentation.) (Steven's co-worker: Steven, I need to talk to you.) (Steven tells his co-worker to not interrupt the presentation.) (Ray: We have to find an architect.) (Steven's co-worker goes to Steven.) (Steven's co-worker: I really need to talk to you.) It shall wait. (To make matters worse, the police arrive to arrest Steven.) (Police Officer 1: Is there a Steven Kovacs in here?) Uh, yeah. I'm Steven Kovacs here, what's the problem? (The police begin to arrest Steven.) (Police Officer 1: You're under arrest, son.) (Ray: What did he do?) (Police Officer 1: For receiving stolen property.) (Steven becomes shocked.) What? I don't know anything about this. (The police hold Steven at gunpoint as they handcuff him.) Wait a minute I- (The police cut him off.) (Police Officer 1: Do not speak until spoken to.) (Police Officer 2: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say, maybe against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney, do you understand?) I didn't accept any stolen goods. (Cable Guy: Deluxe karaoke machine, big screen TV, cream in his pants.) (The police take Steven away.)
~ Steven Kovacs is framed by the Cable Guy for possession of stolen property, for which he didn't do.
(Cartman leaves Butters' house, but he brings a deck chair with popcorn and a soda and sets it up on Butters' front yard. Then two cars pull up as Butters' infuriated parents storm into their house as they confront Butters for what he did.) Hi, Mom and Dad! (Stephen Stotch, furious: DON'T YOU "HI, MOM AND DAD!" US, YOU LITTLE PUNK!!!) (Stephen begins to punch Butters.) Ow! Dad? (Linda Stotch, extremely angry: YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW THE TROUBLE YOU'RE IN, MISTER!) (Linda punches Butters.) Ah! What did I do?! What did I do?! (Stephen Stotch, angrily: YOU THINK YOU'RE TOUGH NOW?! ANSWER ME!!!) (A belt is heard as Butters is being brutally attacked by his enraged parents.) Aaaa!! (Eric Cartman: Aw, man, if I was older, I would totally start jacking off right now.)
~ Butters Stotch is framed by Eric Cartman for swearing at his parents on the phone.
(Principal Wartz confronts Arnold in his office.) But Principal Wartz, I told you, I didn't do anything! (Principal Wartz: Well that maybe, but you saw the hooligans who did do it.) Yeah? (Principal Wartz: Ah-ha! Now were getting somewhere! Just give me their names: last name, first name.) I can't do that. (Principal Wartz, sternly: This isn't a joke, young man. You think exposing portions of your anatomy to your school principal is funny?) Well, I guess it depends. (Principal Wartz: Depends on what?) The situation. (Principal Wartz gets mad.) (Principal Wartz, angrily: Mooning is not funny! It's not a game! You may think it's a harmless school yard prank, but let me assure you: it is NOT! Someone could put an eye out!) Because of mooning? (Principal Wartz: I'll ask the questions here. Now for the last time, you tell me the names of the boys who exposed themselves.) (Arnold becomes shocked.) I can't do that Principal Wartz. (Principal Wartz: Of course you can. It's easy.) If I told you, then I'd be ratting out on the guys. And I can't do that. (Principal Wartz has no choice but to give Arnold detention.) (Principal Wartz: I'm assigning you detention.) Detention? But why? (Principal Wartz: Failure to cooperate. I want to see you every day after school in my office for the next four weeks.) Four weeks? But I- (Principal Wartz, cutting him off: That is all. [begins to call someone on the phone] Now what's the name of our art teacher? Ms. Flunt, yes. Ask her to come in here please, would you? And tell her to bring her sketchpad.)
~ Arnold Shortman is accidentally framed by Harold, Stinky and Sid for mooning Principal Wartz, for which he didn't do.
(Ross spots Yubi in his store.) (Charlie Ross: Um, Joe. There he is, right there.) (Sheriff Payton: Are you sure?) (Charlie Ross: I'm positive. Absolutely positive.) (They head into the store as Benji watches and they exit the store with Yubi arrested.) But I didn't steal anything! I promise, I didn't! It's somebody else! There's another kid who looks just like me! Please! (Sheriff Payton throws Yubi into the police car.) (Sheriff Payton: Sure, sure.) Benji, go tell Zax! Tell him to tell Pop Wilcox! Hurry! (Benji leaves and they drive off.)
~ Prince Yubi is framed by TJ Parker for shoplifting Charlie Ross' store, for which he didn't do.
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