History LoopholeAbuse / WebComics

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.]]
16th Oct '16 10:19:58 AM Discar
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** Chaos has twisted the rules into pretzels by [[spoiler:''forcibly'' empowering unsuspecting mortals and pumping enough power into them to make them susceptible to suggestion bordering on MindControl]]. Her son notes when explaining this, "even immortals have loopholes."

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** Chaos has twisted the rules into pretzels by [[spoiler:''forcibly'' empowering unsuspecting mortals and pumping enough power into them to make them susceptible to suggestion bordering on MindControl]]. Her son notes when explaining this, "even immortals have loopholes."" We find out that this is an even bigger loophole later, because [[spoiler:Chaos wasn't the one who did that. Another immortal left clues that made her son think it was her, thus remaining hidden for months]].


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** As it turns out, the rules aren't an agreement between immortals, but a sort of species-wide curse they cast on themselves. If an immortal breaks the rules, the other immortals don't decide to fight them. The other immortals automatically gain knowledge of what happened, and the power to work together to force the offending immortal to [[ResurrectiveImmortality reset]]. The immortals wouldn't have agreed to this if there was some way to break the rules on accident, so only the opinion of the immortal breaking the rules matters on deciding whether or not something is breaking the rules. This is why Chaos can get away with so much loophole abuse: She's crazy and thinks everything she's doing is within the bounds of the rules.
** Subverted when Voltaire vows not to attempt to kill Elliot. Mr. Verres points out that if Voltaire ''successfully'' kills Elliot, it's not an "attempt." Voltaire disagrees, and thinks that's a really stupid loophole, but rewords his vow to close that loophole anyway.
** Chaos [[spoiler:increased the overall magic concentration in Moperville to incredibly high levels, allowing novices to use spells that they should never be able to. When Sarah learns of this, she immediately realizes that Chaos basically "empowered" the entire town. Furthermore, when Chaos realizes she has to fix what she did, she needs help from a mortal (which falls under the "guiding" rule), since she's not allowed to "dis-empower," even though she was behind the original empowering]].
15th Oct '16 8:24:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'': The Domain version of the FaceBook game Farmville [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2010/kk0905.html apparently doesn't disallow players from raiding their own henhouse]].

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* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'': The Domain version of the FaceBook Website/{{Facebook}} game Farmville [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2010/kk0905.html apparently doesn't disallow players from raiding their own henhouse]].
25th Jul '16 12:51:43 AM VVK
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* A ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' comic involves a lawyer exploiting a loophole in the [[ThreeWishes classic genie rules]] by [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2740 renaming wishes to "splorks" and wishing that the rules only applied to the word "wish"]].

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* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''
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A ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' comic strip involves a lawyer exploiting a loophole in the [[ThreeWishes classic genie rules]] by [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2740 renaming wishes to "splorks" and wishing that the rules only applied to the word "wish"]].


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** Parodied in [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/last-meal "Last Meal"]], where a convict asks for his last meal to be the executioner, and they have to comply.
--> '''Executioner''': "On the one hand I'm mad, but on the other hand ''wow'' what a loophole."
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