History LoopholeAbuse / LiveActionTV

13th May '18 5:03:51 PM MikeW
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* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' has the old rule that vampires can only enter a residence if invited by the owner. However, there are some ways to get around that such as sending an agent or (in at least one case by Damon) just killing the owner of the place to go in.
** Vampires can compel people but the effect is blocked by vervain. But more than once, someone has forgotten that just because they're safe, that doesn't mean their friends are as proven when Katherine compelled Jenna to keep harming herself unless Elena gave herself up.
** Likewise, the spin-off ''Series/TheOriginals'' also has unique turns. A coven of witches are convinced they're safe from Elijah as they're in a mansion. However, Elijah smugly informs them that he's "persuaded" the city council to declare the place a historical landmark and thus in the public domain, meaning he can just waltz right in to kill them all.
** The Mikkaelsons are masters of the ExactWords trick. For example, Klaus has promised not to kill a witch who nearly poisoned Hayley. He keeps his word...and just lets Elijah kill her instead.
** A pack of werewolves are hoping to keep Marcel and a vampire friend out of their home. But the other vampire enters easily, pointing out he was invited inside during a party at the place a year earlier.


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* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' has the old rule that vampires can only enter a residence if invited by the owner. However, there are some ways to get around that such as sending an agent or (in at least one case by Damon) just killing the owner of the place to go in.
** Vampires can compel people but the effect is blocked by vervain. But more than once, someone has forgotten that just because they're safe, that doesn't mean their friends are as proven when Katherine compelled Jenna to keep harming herself unless Elena gave herself up.
** Likewise, the spin-off ''Series/TheOriginals'' also has unique turns. A coven of witches are convinced they're safe from Elijah as they're in a mansion. However, Elijah smugly informs them that he's "persuaded" the city council to declare the place a historical landmark and thus in the public domain, meaning he can just waltz right in to kill them all.
** The Mikkaelsons are masters of the ExactWords trick. For example, Klaus has promised not to kill a witch who nearly poisoned Hayley. He keeps his word...and just lets Elijah kill her instead.
** A pack of werewolves are hoping to keep Marcel and a vampire friend out of their home. But the other vampire enters easily, pointing out he was invited inside during a party at the place a year earlier.
13th May '18 3:39:19 PM MikeW
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* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' has the old rule that vampires can only enter a residence if invited by the owner. However, there are some ways to get around that such as sending an agent or (in at least one case by Damon) just killing the owner of the place to go in.
** Vampires can compel people but the effect is blocked by vervain. But more than once, someone has forgotten that just because they're safe, that doesn't mean their friends are as proven when Katherine compelled Jenna to keep harming herself unless Elena gave herself up.
** Likewise, the spin-off ''Series/TheOriginals'' also has unique turns. A coven of witches are convinced they're safe from Elijah as they're in a mansion. However, Elijah smugly informs them that he's "persuaded" the city council to declare the place a historical landmark and thus in the public domain, meaning he can just waltz right in to kill them all.
** The Mikkaelsons are masters of the ExactWords trick. For example, Klaus has promised not to kill a witch who nearly poisoned Hayley. He keeps his word...and just lets Elijah kill her instead.
** A pack of werewolves are hoping to keep Marcel and a vampire friend out of their home. But the other vampire enters easily, pointing out he was invited inside during a party at the place a year earlier.
22nd Apr '18 3:28:29 PM MikeW
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* On ''Series/TheGoodFight'', Maia Rindell is being interrogated by the FBI over knowing about her father's massive Ponzi scheme. The agent threatens her by showing how Maia signed a document at her 18th birthday party to take control of the fund which means she can be legally be found as guilty as her father. But Maia smirks that she may have signed the documents then but her actual birthday wasn't for another four days. Thus, she was only 17 which means legally, it doesn't count and she's not culpable.



** The team pull off a great con that not only lands the father of the pack in jail but also gives them controlling stock interest in the company. Nate then calls up the elder son and smugly points out how they listed their family mansion as a company asset in order to avoid paying property taxes. Since the team now own the company, that means they can own the mansion so they can kick the brothers out and give the house to some of their victims.

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** The team pull off a great con that not only lands the father of the pack in jail but also gives them controlling stock interest in the company. Nate then calls up the elder son and smugly points out how they listed their family mansion as a company asset in order to avoid paying property taxes. Since the team now own the company, that means they can own the mansion so they can kick the brothers out and give the house to some of their victims.
22nd Apr '18 3:22:45 PM MikeW
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* The ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' episode "The Snow Job" uses this nicely in two ways, one dark, the other lighter.
** The bad guys are a family of corrupt contractors who specialize in getting clients to sign complex contracts and then failing to do the work but putting a lien on the property. When the customers can't pay up, they end up losing the house in foreclosure with said contractors buying it up.
** The team pull off a great con that not only lands the father of the pack in jail but also gives them controlling stock interest in the company. Nate then calls up the elder son and smugly points out how they listed their family mansion as a company asset in order to avoid paying property taxes. Since the team now own the company, that means they can own the mansion so they can kick the brothers out and give the house to some of their victims.
3rd Apr '18 12:33:34 AM dbdude01
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** This was either just a joke or a case of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness since it was later explained that vampires don't need an invitation to enter a public place.



** Novak also once succeeded in getting illegally obtained evidence admitted to secure a conviction. Arguing that while the civil liberties of the victim's mother were violated, ''the suspect's'' were not.

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** Novak also Cabot once succeeded in getting illegally obtained evidence admitted to secure a conviction. Arguing that while the civil liberties of the victim's mother were violated, ''the suspect's'' were not.not.
** In "Bang" a man was poking holes in condoms to get women pregnant. The detectives spend most of the episode fuming because they can't find a single law that the man actually broke.
** In "Imposter" a man pretends to be in charge of admissions at a university to take advantage of women willing to do anything to get their children into the university. Barba explains to Benson that there's no law against it, then turns around and indicts the man for rape anyway, resulting in a major WhatTheHellHero from the judge.
28th Mar '18 7:50:11 PM broncos187
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*** This particular one occurred after an initial subversion. The gang initial tried giving him a cheap used car on the basis that it would be new for him, only for the FCC rep to inform them of their definition of a new car.

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*** **** This particular one occurred after an initial subversion. The gang initial initially tried giving him a cheap used car on the basis that it would be new for him, only for the FCC rep to inform them of their definition of a new car.
28th Mar '18 7:49:27 PM broncos187
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**** This particular one occurred after an initial subversion. The gang initial tried giving him a cheap used car on the basis that it would be new for him, only for the FCC rep to inform them of their definition of a new car.
21st Mar '18 8:51:23 PM nombretomado
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* Attempted by Dwight on ''Series/TheOffice'' to get Kelly disqualified from a minority executive program, claiming that Indians descended from the Caucasus, so that makes Indians Caucasian, and therefore were ineligible for the program. It doesn't work.

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* Attempted by Dwight on ''Series/TheOffice'' ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'' to get Kelly disqualified from a minority executive program, claiming that Indians descended from the Caucasus, so that makes Indians Caucasian, and therefore were ineligible for the program. It doesn't work.
28th Feb '18 10:28:24 PM Nadim
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* In the ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' episode "The Rosses Get Real", a mean reporter named Corrine Baxter hires the Ross family for her RealityShow and [[ManipulativeEditing edits the interviews out of context to make them fight each other]] and also uses embarrassing footage of them (such as Luke tripping on a vaccum whilst break dancing, or Jessie in her pyjamas and a facial mask scratching her butt in the morning). The Rosses find out about her deception and try to quit, but Corrine forbids them since she has them under contract and threatens to sue them for everything they have. So instead, the Rosses act nice so that she won't have anything mean to brodcast about them and [[EngineeredPublicConfession also expose her ranting about her bosses on camera]] leading to Corrine firing them.
26th Feb '18 8:01:43 PM ZimFan89
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* In Season 4, episode 15 of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Oliver exploits something that happened at the end of a previous season that pretty much everyone in-show wanted to forget-his marriage by League of Assassins Law to Nyssa. Because of their marital status, he is able to take her place in a duel for control of the League with Malcolm, ensuring that Nyssa will win and that Malcolm won't die. It proves to be one of the most successful and manipulative things the usually very direct Oliver has done.

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* In Season 4, episode 15 of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Oliver exploits something that happened at the end of a previous season that pretty much everyone in-show wanted to forget-his forget -- his marriage by League of Assassins Law law to Nyssa. Because of their marital status, he is able to take her place in a duel for control of the League with Malcolm, ensuring that Nyssa will win and that Malcolm won't die. It proves to be one of the most successful and manipulative things the usually very direct Oliver has done.


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* ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'':
** When discussing the 2015 Canadian election, John brings up how awful Stephen Harper apparently is as Prime Minister, but also that Canadian law won't let him, as a non-Canadian citizen, to advise people not to vote for him. So he brings in an actual Canadian, Mike Myers, to do it for him.
** In his story about the 2018 Italian election, John concludes that there are no good candidates to choose from. But, after discussing things with Italian legal experts, he finds that there's no law directly forbidding non-Italian citizens from being Prime Minister, so he throws his own hat in the ring.
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