History LoopholeAbuse / Comics

13th Sep '17 7:19:49 PM luiz4200
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* In the ComicBookAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', Brain's version of {{Faust}} makes a DealWithTheDevil to obtain the ultimate knowledge and isn't worried because [[InvokedTrope there's no contract without a loophole out of it]]. When Mephistopheles shows up to collect, Faust [[SubvertedTrope couldn't find a loophole]] and says that means [[DoubleSubversion Mephistepheles failed to give him the ultimate knowledge the deal requires him to]]. [[spoiler:Mephistopheles lets Faust keep his soul but rewinds time back to when the deal was made so the accomplishments made with help from the deal never happened and erases everything about the deal from Faust's memory.]]
7th Sep '17 12:54:18 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In the 1953 story from ''ComicBook/SupermanAndBatmanGenerations II'', Bruce Wayne Jr. was prevented by his mother to act as Dick Grayson's partner in the role of Robin while Dick was Batman. However, that didn't prevent Bruce Jr. as Robin from acting as a partner to Kara Kent as Supergirl.
3rd Sep '17 4:53:18 PM Malady
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* The ComicsCode Authority died specifically because of this. As an industry mechanism for content control, Creator/StanLee found he couldn't get their approval on a Spider-Man story that involved the dangers of drug use (requested by the government, no less). While the CCA had a list of content restrictions that violated approval, Stan realized it forbade publishing with an approval seal, but not publishing the story without the approval seal. So for the two issues of ''Spider-Man'' featuring the story, it was unapproved when it hit the stands and then the approval seal was replaced when the arc was done. The praise for the story's handling of the subject matter and the fuss over getting it to publish revealed just how little bite the CCA had and they became an artifact soon there after.

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* The ComicsCode UsefulNotes/ComicsCode Authority died specifically because of this. As an industry mechanism for content control, Creator/StanLee found he couldn't get their approval on a Spider-Man story that involved the dangers of drug use (requested by the government, no less). While the CCA had a list of content restrictions that violated approval, Stan realized it forbade publishing with an approval seal, but not publishing the story without the approval seal. So for the two issues of ''Spider-Man'' featuring the story, it was unapproved when it hit the stands and then the approval seal was replaced when the arc was done. The praise for the story's handling of the subject matter and the fuss over getting it to publish revealed just how little bite the CCA had and they became an artifact soon there after.
18th Aug '17 9:17:19 PM Daedalis
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* Played for drama in ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'': the Natives massacre some civilians, but because they lived outside the city limit there was technically no violation of the peace treaty. Law enforcement has no avenues to enforce justice.
6th Aug '17 10:01:26 PM Averagemoe
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* ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn: Phoebe tries to ride Marigold through a drive-thru, arguing that they have no rule against unicorns.
30th May '17 6:49:41 PM luiz4200
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* ''Comicbook/BatmanBeyond'': Kai-Ro isn't allowed to use his green lantern ring (or any other unnatural power inside the temple walls). Once he steps outside...
13th May '17 7:19:35 PM luiz4200
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* ''Brave Chef Brianna'': The rules set by Brianna's father for her and her brothers to compete for the right to inherit his cooking empire say none of them may open a restaurant in a town where one of the other siblings already has one. Hans takes a food truck to Monster City and points out it's not a restaurant.

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* ''Brave Chef Brianna'': ''Comicbook/BraveChefBrianna'': The rules set by Brianna's father for her and her brothers to compete for the right to inherit his cooking empire say none of them may open a restaurant in a town where one of the other siblings already has one. Hans takes a food truck to Monster City and points out it's not a restaurant.
13th May '17 3:04:12 PM CorahsUncle
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* In ''GreenLantern'', this is used by the rulemakers themselves. The Guardians sent a Green Lantern to a particularly nasty planet and he is almost immediately killed, so the Green Lantern sends his ring out to find a worthy successor. Enter [[AntiHero Jack T. Chance]]. After "taking care" of a prominent threat on the planet, he is called back to Oa by the Guardians for discipline, but Jack says that he did what he had to do and would rather quit than be bound by the rules of the Guardians. The Guardians, lacking a suitable replacement for Jack, stated that a Green Lantern [[GoodIsNotNice was not required to be nice]] and gave him back the ring with provisions that it could not be used off of the planet Jack was stationed. The reason the Guardians were so annoyed with Chance was because of his own LoopholeAbuse. Green Lantern Rings couldn't be used to make [[ThouShaltNotKill lethal attacks]], so once Jack discovered this, he would use his ring to battle foes to the point of exhaustion - and then shoot them.

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* In ''GreenLantern'', ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'', this is used by the rulemakers themselves. The Guardians sent a Green Lantern to a particularly nasty planet and he is almost immediately killed, so the Green Lantern sends his ring out to find a worthy successor. Enter [[AntiHero Jack T. Chance]]. After "taking care" of a prominent threat on the planet, he is called back to Oa by the Guardians for discipline, but Jack says that he did what he had to do and would rather quit than be bound by the rules of the Guardians. The Guardians, lacking a suitable replacement for Jack, stated that a Green Lantern [[GoodIsNotNice was not required to be nice]] and gave him back the ring with provisions that it could not be used off of the planet Jack was stationed. The reason the Guardians were so annoyed with Chance was because of his own LoopholeAbuse. Green Lantern Rings couldn't be used to make [[ThouShaltNotKill lethal attacks]], so once Jack discovered this, he would use his ring to battle foes to the point of exhaustion - and then shoot them.



* The ComicCodeAuthority died specifically because of this. As an industry mechanism for content control, Creator/StanLee found he couldn't get their approval on a Spider-Man story that involved the dangers of drug use (requested by the Government no less). While the CCA had a list of content restrictions that violated approval, Stan realized it forbade publishing with an approval seal, but not publishing the story without the approval seal. So for the two issues of Spider-Man featuring the story, it was unapproved when it hit the stands and then the approval seal was replaced when the arc was done. The praise for the story's handling of the subject matter and the fuss over getting it to publish revealed just how little bite the CCA had and they became an artifact soon there after.
* ''Comicbook/BraveChefBrianna'': The rules set by Brianna's father for her and her brothers to compete for the right to inherit his cooking empire say none of them may open a restaurant in a town where one of the other siblings already has one. Hans takes a food truck to Monster City and points out it's not a restaurant.

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* The ComicCodeAuthority ComicsCode Authority died specifically because of this. As an industry mechanism for content control, Creator/StanLee found he couldn't get their approval on a Spider-Man story that involved the dangers of drug use (requested by the Government government, no less). While the CCA had a list of content restrictions that violated approval, Stan realized it forbade publishing with an approval seal, but not publishing the story without the approval seal. So for the two issues of Spider-Man ''Spider-Man'' featuring the story, it was unapproved when it hit the stands and then the approval seal was replaced when the arc was done. The praise for the story's handling of the subject matter and the fuss over getting it to publish revealed just how little bite the CCA had and they became an artifact soon there after.
* ''Comicbook/BraveChefBrianna'': ''Brave Chef Brianna'': The rules set by Brianna's father for her and her brothers to compete for the right to inherit his cooking empire say none of them may open a restaurant in a town where one of the other siblings already has one. Hans takes a food truck to Monster City and points out it's not a restaurant.
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13th May '17 2:56:08 PM luiz4200
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* ''Comicbook/BraveChefBrianna'': The rules set by Brianna's father for her and her brothers to compete for the right to inherit his cooking empire say none of them may open a restaurant in a town where one of the other siblings already has one. Hans takes a food truck to Monster City and points out it's not a restaurant.
29th Mar '17 11:20:43 PM Twentington
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* Various forms of LoopholeAbuse crop up in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''. Some examples can be found at that work's page.
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