History LoopholeAbuse / WebComics

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."
6th May '16 7:01:55 PM nombretomado
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* GaiaOnline's four towns engaged in loophole abuse during the "Reject Olympics" plot, by recruiting nonhuman athletes for their teams.

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* GaiaOnline's Website/GaiaOnline's four towns engaged in loophole abuse during the "Reject Olympics" plot, by recruiting nonhuman athletes for their teams.
1st Apr '16 3:26:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WebComic/EerieCuties'': The bonus story of vol.2's print edition has Blair trick Kade and Ace into playing a game of [[spoiler: [[StripPoker "Strip]] TrivialPursuit"]] against Layla and Brooke, during which, he rigs the game so [[spoiler: he can see the girls naked]]. Layla guesses wrong on her next turn, leaving her no choice but to [[spoiler: take off her bra]]. However, Brooke saves her by [[spoiler: cupping Layla's breasts from behind]]. When the boys object, she counters:

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* ''WebComic/EerieCuties'': The bonus story of vol.2's print edition has Blair trick Kade and Ace into playing a game of [[spoiler: [[StripPoker "Strip]] TrivialPursuit"]] TabletopGame/TrivialPursuit"]] against Layla and Brooke, during which, he rigs the game so [[spoiler: he can see the girls naked]]. Layla guesses wrong on her next turn, leaving her no choice but to [[spoiler: take off her bra]]. However, Brooke saves her by [[spoiler: cupping Layla's breasts from behind]]. When the boys object, she counters:
19th Mar '16 7:04:38 AM Hossmeister
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8th Feb '16 8:02:32 PM Jgamer
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*** A little later, that loophole gets closed when [[spoiler: the High Priest of Hel transfers his position to another vampire as he leaves to dominate the Dwarven Elders. Since Roy wasn't designated as that vampire's bodyguard, he's not allowed to kill her.]] However, he quickly exploits another loophole to ensure that [[spoiler: Malak's staff]] doesn't fall into their hands.
---->'''Roy''': The Order of the Stick is not responsible for any damage that may occur during the delivery of unholy relics.
17th Jan '16 4:35:30 AM Spindriver
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* In ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', Matt comes to believe that he's put Kiley off men for life by lying to her, which lead to them breaking up. So he swears to himself that he'll get her back, and that he won't sleep with other women from now on. However, he's bisexual -- so this ''doesn't'' put a stop to his ([[TheCasanova very energetic]]) sex life.
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