History LoopholeAbuse / Comics

26th Nov '17 8:10:12 PM DracMonster
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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.

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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 ([[ChekhovsGun 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.
2nd Oct '17 3:32:02 PM Mareon
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* ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'': Whenever the Phantom in disguise as mr Walker with his loyal wolf Devil at his side tries to enter an establishment and the person at the door objecting since "No Dogs are Allowed", he will always handwave it with a curt "Devil is no Dog, he is a Wolf" with no further objection from the front-man

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* ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'': Whenever the Phantom in disguise as mr Walker with his loyal wolf companion Devil at his side tries to enter an establishment and the person at the door objecting since "No Dogs are Allowed", he will always handwave it with a curt "Devil is no Dog, he is a Wolf" with no further objection from the front-man
2nd Oct '17 3:31:26 PM Mareon
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' ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'': Whenever the Phantom in disguise as mr Walker with his loyal wolf Devil at his side tries to enter an establishment and the person at the door objecting since "No Dogs are Allowed", he will always handwave it with a curt "Devil is no Dog, he is a Wolf" with no further objection from the front-man

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' * ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'': Whenever the Phantom in disguise as mr Walker with his loyal wolf Devil at his side tries to enter an establishment and the person at the door objecting since "No Dogs are Allowed", he will always handwave it with a curt "Devil is no Dog, he is a Wolf" with no further objection from the front-man
2nd Oct '17 2:35:11 AM Mareon
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' ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'': Whenever the Phantom in disguise as mr Walker with his loyal wolf Devil at his side tries to enter an establishment and the person at the door objecting since "No Dogs are Allowed", he will always handwave it with a curt "Devil is no Dog, he is a Wolf" with no further objection from the front-man
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...
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