History LoopholeAbuse / WesternAnimation

26th May '18 3:51:37 PM LinTaylor
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** In a flashback episode showing Marge pregnant with Maggie, Marge was afraid of Homer's reaction to the pregnancy so she asked her sisters to promise not to tell him about it and they agreed. Since they promised not to tell ''Homer'' about the pregnancy, they told other people so THEY would tell him.

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** In a flashback episode showing Marge pregnant with Maggie, Marge was afraid of Homer's reaction to the pregnancy so she asked her sisters to promise not to tell him about it and they agreed. Since they promised not to tell ''Homer'' about the pregnancy, they told call up the two biggest gossips in Springfield, and in a matter of hours everyone in town ''except'' Homer knows, which means he finds out anyway thanks to someone other people so THEY would tell him.than Patty and Selma.
16th May '18 5:38:30 PM Sharlee
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** Eliza herself used this trope to [[spoiler: free Goliath from a mind-control spell, which had rendered him an unthinking servant to whomever held the scroll which the spell was inscribed on. Picking up the scroll, Eliza ordered Goliath to behave, for the rest of his life, exactly as he would if he weren't under a spell. It's unclear if this actually ''ended'' the spell or not, but Goliath immediately revived and told her that it worked.]]
7th May '18 10:03:00 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Pearl exploits this in order to [[spoiler:tell Steven about Rose and Pink Diamond being one and the same]]. Long ago, she did ''something'' to herself that rendered her physically incapable of [[spoiler:telling Steven about it]]. She realizes that there’s not anything preventing her from [[spoiler:''showing it'' to him indirectly, so she gets him to go into her Gem and displays her memory of when Rose/Pink faked her death.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Pearl exploits this in order to [[spoiler:tell Steven about Rose and Pink Diamond being one and the same]]. ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Long ago, she did ''something'' to herself happened that rendered her Pearl physically incapable of [[spoiler:telling Steven about it]]. telling anyone [[spoiler:what really happened to Pink Diamond]]. She realizes that there’s not anything preventing her from [[spoiler:''showing ''showing it'' to him Steven indirectly, so she gets him to go into her Gem and displays her memory of when Rose/Pink faked her death.]]memory.
7th May '18 5:24:40 PM chopshop
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Pearl exploits this in order to [[spoiler:tell Steven about Rose and Pink Diamond being one and the same]]. Long ago, she did ''something'' to herself that rendered her physically incapable of [[spoiler:telling Steven about it]]. She realizes that there’s not anything preventing her from [[spoiler:''showing it'' to him indirectly, so she gets him to go into her Gem and displays her memory of when Rose/Pink faked her death.]]
28th Feb '18 11:12:49 PM Nadim
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** Professor Utonium gives the Girls a curfew that they have to be in bed by 7:30 [[SleepInClass so that they don't get tired and sleep in class]], [[TooDumbToLive even though the Girls going to bed early will leave Townsville in danger over the night]]. Fortunately, it turns out the clocks were set back to one hour which the Professor forgot meaning they still have an extra hour to save the day.

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** Professor Utonium gives the Girls a curfew that they have to be in bed by 7:30 [[SleepInClass [[AsleepInClass so that they don't get tired and sleep in class]], [[TooDumbToLive even though the Girls going to bed early will leave Townsville in danger over the night]]. Fortunately, it turns out the clocks were set back to one hour which the Professor forgot meaning they still have an extra hour to save the day.
28th Feb '18 10:47:45 PM Nadim
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** Professor Utonium gives the Girls a curfew that they have to be in bed by 7:30 [[SleepingInClass so that they don't get tired and sleep in class]], [[TooDumbToLive even though the Girls going to bed early will leave Townsville in danger over the night]]. Fortunately, it turns out the clocks were set back to one hour which the Professor forgot meaning they still have an extra hour to save the day.

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** Professor Utonium gives the Girls a curfew that they have to be in bed by 7:30 [[SleepingInClass [[SleepInClass so that they don't get tired and sleep in class]], [[TooDumbToLive even though the Girls going to bed early will leave Townsville in danger over the night]]. Fortunately, it turns out the clocks were set back to one hour which the Professor forgot meaning they still have an extra hour to save the day.
28th Feb '18 10:47:02 PM Nadim
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': In "Bought and Scold", [[{{SpoiledBrat}} Princess Morbucks]] manages to bribe the Mayor into letting her be the new Mayor of Townsville, and her first decree is that crime is legal, so that the girls can't stop her or fight crime, leaving them helpless against burglary. [[spoiler: Luckily, the girls manage to use this to their advantage by robbing HER, making her reverse the law. On top of that, since they stole while the "crime = legal" law was in effect, they were able to bargain all her (dad's) stuff for giving Townsville back to the Mayor.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'':
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In "Bought and Scold", [[{{SpoiledBrat}} Princess Morbucks]] manages to bribe the Mayor into letting her be the new Mayor of Townsville, and her first decree is that crime is legal, so that the girls can't stop her or fight crime, leaving them helpless against burglary. [[spoiler: Luckily, the girls manage to use this to their advantage by robbing HER, making her reverse the law. On top of that, since they stole while the "crime = legal" law was in effect, they were able to bargain all her (dad's) stuff for giving Townsville back to the Mayor.]]]]
** Ms. Keane gives the Girls this "Schoolhouse Rocks" when the Gangreen Gang are enrolled into Pokey Oaks Kindergarden and start brutally beating up the other kids during a game of dodgeball. She tells the girls that, since she doesn't allow fighting in school, she instead tells them to go outside and join the dodgeball game as a clear excuse to beat the gang up.
** Professor Utonium gives the Girls a curfew that they have to be in bed by 7:30 [[SleepingInClass so that they don't get tired and sleep in class]], [[TooDumbToLive even though the Girls going to bed early will leave Townsville in danger over the night]]. Fortunately, it turns out the clocks were set back to one hour which the Professor forgot meaning they still have an extra hour to save the day.
7th Feb '18 9:10:54 PM Brainiac0982
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': It's revealed during the Battle For Mewni that [[spoiler: decades ago, Moon learned the spell that could bypass [[KnightOfCerebus Toffee]]'s HealingFactor by making a deal with [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen]] [[SealedEvilInACan Eclipsa]], promising her that Eclipsa would be released from her prison when Toffee was ''dead''. So Moon simply injured him with the spell, knowing his armies would flee when their general no-longer had his HealingFactor, and keeping Eclipsa sealed]]. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: Toffee proves to be too mcuh of a threat to live, forcing Star to kill him, and unknowingly setting Eclipsa free]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': It's revealed during the Battle For Mewni that [[spoiler: decades ago, Moon learned the spell that could bypass [[KnightOfCerebus Toffee]]'s HealingFactor by making a deal with [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen]] [[SealedEvilInACan Eclipsa]], promising her that Eclipsa would be released from her prison when Toffee was ''dead''. So Moon simply injured him with the spell, knowing his armies would flee when their general no-longer had his HealingFactor, and keeping Eclipsa sealed]]. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: Toffee proves to be too mcuh much of a threat to live, forcing Star to kill him, and unknowingly setting Eclipsa free]].
7th Feb '18 9:36:24 AM HeroGal2347
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E4WhereNoDuckHasGoneBefore Where No Duck Has Gone Before]]": Courage thinks he's safe from Scrooge's retribution because he has a five-year contract with the studio. But said contract doesn't determine what job Courage would have, and so Scrooge demotes him to a food vendor, and it prevents him from quitting!

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E4WhereNoDuckHasGoneBefore Where No Duck Has Gone Before]]": Courage thinks he's safe from Scrooge's retribution because he has a five-year contract with the studio. But said contract doesn't determine what job Courage would have, and so Scrooge demotes him to a food vendor, and it prevents him from quitting!
2nd Nov '17 2:40:18 PM Nintendoman01
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' episode "Run Pig Run," Spider-Man is [[BalefulPolymorph transfigured into a pig]] by Loki and thus made the target of an Asgardian boar hunt. In comes Thor, but sadly, Thor doesn't have the authority to call off the hunt. As Thor tells the hunters, however, he may not be able to officially call off the hunt, there's nothing in the rules that says Thor can't interfere with the hunt and slow them down.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' episode "Run Pig Run," Spider-Man is [[BalefulPolymorph transfigured into a pig]] by Loki and thus made the target of an Asgardian boar hunt. In comes Thor, but sadly, Thor doesn't have the authority to call off the hunt. As Thor tells the hunters, however, he may not be able to officially call off the hunt, there's nothing in the rules that says Thor can't interfere with the hunt and slow them down.down until sunset.


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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHBJL3q_W-Qv one]] Cartoon Network short centering on ''WesternAnimation/PixieDixieAndMrJinks'', Pixie and Dixie, sick of constantly being tormented by Mr. Jinks, go to court and have a [[HollywoodRestrainingOrder restraining order]] on him (literally; it is pinned to his chest), ensuring that he can't come within three feet of either one of them without the cops jumping on him in a BigBallOfViolence, even if Pixie and Dixie are the ones to come near ''him''. In the end, Jinks is able to get around it by using the ExactWords of the restraining order ("Whosoever wears this is not to come within three feet of Pixie and/or Dixie") to his advantage, simply yanking the order off of his chest and sticking it to a grandfather clock in the WraparoundBackground.
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