History LoopholeAbuse / Comics

25th Sep '16 6:57:39 AM EDP
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* One famous story arc in ''ComicBook/{{Sturmtruppen}}'' had a soldier get around [[NakedPeopleAreFunny stark naked]] as a form of protest without retaliation because there was no rule they had to wear the uniform. After ''day'' spent researching the rules the captain discovered that [[SubvertedTrope there was a rule about the uniform being in perfect order]], so he went for that... [[DoubleSubversion Except the uniform]] ''[[DoubleSubversion was]]'' [[DoubleSubversion in perfect order, the soldier just wasn't wearing it]]. The rest of the platoon promptly starts go around naked.
** This story arc was adapted in TheMovie. As in the comic, the officers couldn't find a rule, so the soldiers started going around naked... Until the officers threatened to name them aides of a DepravedHomosexual general if they didn't wear the uniform in ten seconds.
16th Sep '16 8:09:41 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' (and later ''ComicBook/AForce''), Nico Minoru's Staff of One can only cast each spell once. However, she's been able to get around this rule by casting spells in other languages, or by very specifically altering a spell's effect (for instance, instead of freezing someone solid, she freezes them to the exact temperature of a popsicle.)
27th Jul '16 7:19:14 AM Kakai
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* Kenton of ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'' likes to exploit those:
** The creators of Mastrell's Path were apparently too disdainful of "vulgar" weapons like swords to forbid them from the Path, letting Kenton - who's using the blade as a sort of magical "crutch" for his powers - to take his sword to the exam.
** When Sand Masters are slaughtered, the Taishin - heads of guilds - decide during a session to dismantle the whole profession before Kenton points out that technically, the Masters aren't dismantled ''yet'' and so their leader - one of the guild heads, after all - must be informed in advance of the Taishin session, or else all the proceedings are void. That there was no Mastrell for the last few weeks is no excuse.
5th Jun '16 8:26:31 PM Blazer
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* In ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers: Pink'' #1, this sort of thing is used to get Kimberly back as a Power Ranger after she gave up her powers to Kat in Season 3 - turns out just passing off your powers doesn't mean you're completely free of them and the more natural way was to have used the Sword of Light ([[ChekovsGun remember that?]]). Thus, Zordon and Alpha give Kim the Sword so she can become the Pink Ranger once more by using it to draw out its power.
19th May '16 8:29:31 AM HeroGal2347
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** Later, this trope is revealed as being the reason the day is able to be saved the manifestations of mythological creatures are revealed to be the work of the Duke of Deception, a minion of Ares. He had hoped the Amazons would call in outside help from a male, who he could knock off his steed, thereby causing his feet to touch the ground and stripping the Amazons of their power. However, even when Shaggy falls off his steed, Wonder Woman is still able to whip the Duke. Daphne suggests this is because Shaggy landed on his hind end; his feet never touched the ground. Shaggy says it could also be because he's "not much of a man."

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** Later, this trope is revealed as being the reason the day is able to be saved the manifestations of mythological creatures are revealed to be the work of the Duke of Deception, a minion of Ares. He had hoped the Amazons would call in outside help from a male, who he could knock off his steed, thereby causing his feet to touch the ground and stripping the Amazons of their power. However, even when Shaggy falls off his steed, Wonder Woman is still able to whip the Duke. Daphne suggests this is because Shaggy landed on his hind end; his feet ''feet'' never touched the ground. Shaggy says it could also be because he's "not much of a man."
19th May '16 8:27:22 AM HeroGal2347
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* {{Deadpool}} once made a bet that he could get ComicBook/IronMan drunk. He then proceeded to steal Tony Stark's suit and get drunk while wearing it.



* In an issue of ''ComicBook/ScoobyDooTeamUp'', the Gang ends up going to Paradise Island, with Daphne and Velma getting Amazon training by ComicBook/WonderWoman. However, Shaggy, Scooby and Fred are stuck hanging around the Invisible Plane because no man can set foot on Paradise Island or they'd cause the Amazons there to lose their immortality. However, they do figure out a loophole and let Scooby loose - Scooby may be a male, but the rules said no ''man'', nothing about a ''dog''.

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* In an issue of ''ComicBook/ScoobyDooTeamUp'', the ''ComicBook/ScoobyDooTeamUp'',
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Gang ends up going to Paradise Island, with Daphne and Velma getting Amazon training by ComicBook/WonderWoman. However, Shaggy, Scooby Shaggy and Fred are stuck hanging around the Invisible Plane because no man can set foot on Paradise Island or they'd cause the Amazons there to lose their immortality. However, they do figure out a loophole and let means Scooby loose ''can'' walk around normally - Scooby may be a male, but the rules said no ''man'', nothing about a ''dog''.''dog''.
** Later, this trope is revealed as being the reason the day is able to be saved the manifestations of mythological creatures are revealed to be the work of the Duke of Deception, a minion of Ares. He had hoped the Amazons would call in outside help from a male, who he could knock off his steed, thereby causing his feet to touch the ground and stripping the Amazons of their power. However, even when Shaggy falls off his steed, Wonder Woman is still able to whip the Duke. Daphne suggests this is because Shaggy landed on his hind end; his feet never touched the ground. Shaggy says it could also be because he's "not much of a man."
15th May '16 7:33:03 PM HeroGal2347
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* In an issue of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Team Up'', the Gang ends up going to Paradise Island, with Daphne and Velma getting Amazon training by ComicBook/WonderWoman. However, Shaggy, Scooby and Fred are stuck hanging around the Invisible Plane because no man can set foot on Paradise Island or they'd cause the Amazons there to lose their immortality. However, they do figure out a loophole and let Scooby loose - Scooby may be a male, but the rules said no ''man'', nothing about a ''dog''.

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* In an issue of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Team Up'', ''ComicBook/ScoobyDooTeamUp'', the Gang ends up going to Paradise Island, with Daphne and Velma getting Amazon training by ComicBook/WonderWoman. However, Shaggy, Scooby and Fred are stuck hanging around the Invisible Plane because no man can set foot on Paradise Island or they'd cause the Amazons there to lose their immortality. However, they do figure out a loophole and let Scooby loose - Scooby may be a male, but the rules said no ''man'', nothing about a ''dog''.
19th Feb '16 5:06:43 AM Slothgirl
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* ''ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'': a time-travelling Loki approaches Andavi, hoping to take his hoard for their own reasons, but Andavi will not give it up, and Andavi cannot be caught by hook or net, and no spell can hold him. So what does the trickster god do?
-->'''Narration:''' "And Loki reached into his carrying bag... [[spoiler: and brought forth an '''M20 recoilless rocket launcher'''.]] For Andavi could only guard against what he could think of. And while wily he was in the ways of magic... he was somewhat ''unimaginative''."

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* ''ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'': a time-travelling Loki approaches Andavi, Andvari, hoping to take his hoard for their own reasons, but Andavi Andvari will not give it up, and Andavi Andvari cannot be caught by hook or net, and no spell can hold him. So what does the trickster god do?
-->'''Narration:''' "And Loki reached into his carrying bag... [[spoiler: and brought forth an '''M20 recoilless rocket launcher'''.]] For Andavi Andvari could only guard against what he could think of. And while wily he was in the ways of magic... he was somewhat ''unimaginative''."
12th Feb '16 1:46:44 PM Blazer
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* In one ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'' issue set during the time of the legendary ''ComicBook/IronMan'' storyline "Demon In A Bottle", Deadpool makes a DealWithTheDevil to get Iron Man vastly inebriated. However, Deadpool has a change of heart when he attempts to do so and Tony ends up getting sobered up when a nuclear plant is starting to go critical. Deadpool, not wanting Tony to get killed, knocks him out, steals his armor, paints it with the black markings to make it look like himself, gets ''himself'' plastered, and goes off to save the day. When the demon comes to rant at Deadpool for failing, Deadpool points out in the fine print of the contract that it specifically stated ''Iron Man'', not ''Tony Stark''.
22nd Nov '15 10:35:13 AM nombretomado
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* Various forms of LoopholeAbuse crop up in ''FoxTrot''. Some examples can be found at that work's page.

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* Various forms of LoopholeAbuse crop up in ''FoxTrot''.''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''. Some examples can be found at that work's page.
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