The Frameup

It's a setup!
~ Beefy (about Adrian manipulating the New York police into hunting down Nicky for a crime he did not committed).

In all media, A Frameup (sometimes spelled "Frame Up") or Setup (sometimes spelled "Set Up") is the act of the villain being framed by another villain, 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. Some lawbreakers will try to claim they were framed as a defense strategy.

The antagonist must prove his/her innocence by evidence from the real antagonist, which is not easy. 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:

  • Discovers the real antagonist's conspiracy on something that would threatened the safety of their home/planet/universe/current reality.
  • Enters the final battle against the true antagonist.


  • Sideshow Bob is framed by his older brother Cecil Terwilliger for trying to blow up the Springfield Dam, for which he did not do. Even though he was innocent, he and his brother were sent to prison, since Chief Wiggum did not believe that.
  • Alejandro is framed by Mal for rigging the votes for Cameron in episode 8, ruined Courtney and Scott's new relationship by making Cameron kiss her and left him hanging onto a root in the hole, for something he didn't do. He tried to warn the others about Mal, but they didn't believe him.
  • Storm Shadow has been framed by Zartan for killing The Hard Master, for something he against at. He's also against killing any relatives in his family or women.
  • Heather is framed by Alejandro for "sleeping" with Cody in the loser economy, for which she didn't do.
  • During the Mystery challenge, Duncan was framed by Courtney for "murdering" Chris McLean (Although the real Chris McLean was actually still alive and they used a rubber dummy as the dead body).
  • Asajj Ventress is framed by Barriss Offee for doing some destruction, for which she didn't do.
  • Heather accuses Chris for stealing her immunity idol, for which he didn't do. During the elimination ceremony it was revealed that Alejandro stole the idol in order to eliminate her as payback.
  • Dennis Carradine is framed by Flink Marko for killing Peter Parker's uncle, for which he didn't do.
  • General Erich Ludendorff was framed by Ares/Sir Patrick Morgan for making Wonder Woman/Diana Prince believe that he is Ares, for which he isn't.

See Also

  • Frameups - This article not to be confused with this wiki is also used in Heroism Wiki.
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