History LoopholeAbuse / WebComics

15th Mar '18 2:20:08 AM darkemyst
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' the Jägermonsters have agreed not to enter Mechanicsburg until there is a new Heterodyne and the Doom Bell rings, while Gkika has remained in town this is an open secret as far as the baron is concerned since she's running a bar under her own name and the two are personally acquainted, the rest of the Jägers take this agreement seriously but see no problem with entering Mechanicsburg's labyrinth of underground passageways through "the sneaky gate" as long as they don't get caught or go upstairs into the town itself since they haven't ''really'' entered Mechanicsburg.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' the Jägermonsters have agreed not to enter Mechanicsburg until there is a new Heterodyne and the Doom Bell rings, while rings. While Gkika has remained in town this is an open secret as far as the baron is concerned concerned, since she's running a bar under her own name and the two are personally acquainted, the rest of the Jägers take this agreement seriously but see no problem with entering Mechanicsburg's labyrinth of underground passageways through "the sneaky gate" as long as they don't get caught or go upstairs into the town itself since they haven't ''really'' entered Mechanicsburg.
15th Mar '18 2:18:59 AM darkemyst
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' the Jägermonsters have agreed not to enter Mechanicsburg until there is a new Heterodyne and the Doom Bell rings, while Gkika has remained in town this is an open secret as far as the baron is concerned since she's running a bar under her own name and the two are personally acquainted, the rest of the Jägers take this agreement seriously but see no problem with entering Mechanicsburg's labyrinth of underground passageways through "the sneaky gate" as long as they don't get caught or go upstairs into the town itself since they haven't ''really'' entered Mechanicsburg.
25th Oct '17 10:35:04 PM adbrown
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** Some of the natives are extremely adept at this as well. For instance when Thinkamancer Maggie asks her thickheaded, jerkass overlord Stanley if she can give him a suggestion. When he says yes, he immediately takes a Suggestion spell in the face.
13th Mar '17 8:07:56 PM dspeyer
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* Webcomic/SkinHorse: The titular team provides services to non-humans, defined as "[[http://skin-horse.com/comic/will-be-provided/ individuals capable of identifying themselves as intelligent nonhuman sapients]]". A human brain wired to a helicopter is just as human as [[http://skin-horse.com/comic/prefer-doctor/ a human in a wheelchair]] -- unless he's capable of ''identifying'' as a non-human, in which case the definition applies. You may think this is silly, but [[http://skin-horse.com/comic/at-the-conclusion/ it doesn't matter what you think; all that matters is '''It's written down somewhere''']]. (So logic bows to paperwork / Of course. We're the government.)

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* Webcomic/SkinHorse: The titular team provides services to non-humans, defined as "[[http://skin-horse.com/comic/will-be-provided/ individuals capable of identifying themselves as intelligent nonhuman sapients]]". A human brain wired to a helicopter is just as human as [[http://skin-horse.com/comic/prefer-doctor/ a human in a wheelchair]] -- unless he's capable of ''identifying'' as a non-human, in which case the definition applies. You may think this is silly, but [[http://skin-horse.com/comic/at-the-conclusion/ it doesn't matter what you think; all that matters is '''It's is]] '''[[http://skin-horse.com/comic/at-the-conclusion/ It's written down somewhere''']].somewhere]]'''. (So logic bows to paperwork / Of course. We're the government.)
13th Mar '17 8:07:01 PM dspeyer
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* Webcomic/SkinHorse: The titular team provides services to non-humans, defined as "[[http://skin-horse.com/comic/will-be-provided/ individuals capable of identifying themselves as intelligent nonhuman sapients]]". A human brain wired to a helicopter is just as human as [[http://skin-horse.com/comic/prefer-doctor/ a human in a wheelchair]] -- unless he's capable of ''identifying'' as a non-human, in which case the definition applies. You may think this is silly, but [[http://skin-horse.com/comic/at-the-conclusion/ it doesn't matter what you think; all that matters is '''It's written down somewhere''']]. (So logic bows to paperwork / Of course. We're the government.)
27th Feb '17 11:43:00 PM KeithM
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** Magic itself is a quasi-sentient force that wants to be used and known about, but not widely known about or able to be used by many, which would seem to be contradictory goals since there's nothing stopping magic users from telling others about it ''and'' providing them the means to use it themselves, nor can magic simply go away. [[spoiler: But there's nothing saying magic can't change the way it works, so that previous methods of using it are rendered useless, and only a few rare individuals will be initially able to use it again. Chaos/Pandora witnessed the last time this happened several centuries ago.]]
10th Jan '17 8:49:18 PM billybobfred
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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0897.html More recently]], the IFCC used this trope to their advantage via their [[DealWithTheDevil deal]] with Vaarsuvius: [[spoiler: they never said V had to be ''dead'' for them to collect his/her soul...]]

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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0897.html More recently]], the IFCC used this trope to their advantage via their [[DealWithTheDevil deal]] with Vaarsuvius: [[spoiler: they never said V had to be ''dead'' for them to collect his/her soul...their brief ownership of V's soul would take place ''after their death''.]]
29th Dec '16 4:21:57 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'': When it comes time to choose a new Court Medium for dealing with the Forest, everyone is sure it will be Annie who gets the position, and Coyote has been not-so-subtly hinting that he wants it to happen as well. The Headmaster, however, wanting to curb Annie's behavioral problems, names Andrew the Medium instead. [[TheTrickster Coyote]] immediately turns it around on the Court and appoints Annie as ''the Forest's'' Medium for dealing with the Court, declaring her an honorary member of the Forest (as she had lived there for a summer). The Court has no right to interfere in Forest matters, so Coyote and Annie get what they want anyway.
14th Nov '16 3:06:18 PM HeroicJay
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', demons making a deal with mortals have to obey the terms of their deal to the letter, or they are revoked and the demon is horribly punished. When Saves a Fox and Dies Horribly are searching for the Orb of Bloodlight, they find that it is guarded by demons. One demon holds an orb and promises it in exchange for a mortal soul. Dies, knowing his MeaningfulName is going to have to trigger sooner or later, immediately agrees to the terms so that Fox can at least get the orb. Of course it's a fake. [[spoiler:Too bad for the demon, she agreed to give the orb in exchange for ''a'' mortal soul. Due to the artificial hand that Klik gave him, a bit carelessly, Dies Horribly actually now has ''two'' souls. So the deal is revoked, causing Dies to return to life ''with his [[ProphecyTwist prophetic death having already technically happened]]'', ''and'' the demon gets hit with a heaping dose of LaserGuidedKarma.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', demons making a deal with mortals have to obey the terms of their deal to the letter, or they are revoked and the demon is horribly punished. When Saves a Fox and Dies Horribly are searching for the Orb of Bloodlight, they find that it is guarded by demons. One demon holds an orb and promises it in exchange for a mortal soul. Dies, knowing his MeaningfulName is going to have to trigger sooner or later, immediately agrees to the terms so that Fox can at least get the orb. Of course it's a fake. [[spoiler:Too bad for the demon, she agreed to give the orb in exchange for ''a'' mortal soul. Due to the artificial hand that Klik gave him, a bit carelessly, Dies Horribly actually now has ''two'' souls. So the deal is revoked, causing Dies to return to life ''with his [[ProphecyTwist prophetic death having already technically happened]]'', ''and'' the demon gets hit with a heaping dose of LaserGuidedKarma. Thus, the heroes ''accidentally'' abuse Loophole Abuse, canceling out deliberate Loophole Abuse.]]
14th Nov '16 3:04:20 PM HeroicJay
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', demons making a deal with mortals have to obey the terms of their deal to the letter, or they are revoked and the demon is horribly punished. When Saves a Fox and Dies Horribly are searching for the Orb of Bloodlight, they find that it is guarded by demons. One demon holds an orb and promises it in exchange for a mortal soul. Dies, knowing his MeaningfulName is going to have to trigger sooner or later, immediately agrees to the terms so that Fox can at least get the orb. Of course it's a fake. [[spoiler:Too bad for the demon, she agreed to give the orb in exchange for ''a'' mortal soul. Due to the artificial hand that Klik gave him, a bit carelessly, Dies Horribly actually now has ''two'' souls. So the deal is revoked, causing Dies to return to life ''with his [[ProphecyTwist prophetic death having already technically happened]]'', ''and'' the demon gets hit with a heaping dose of LaserGuidedKarma.]]
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