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18th Mar '17 5:19:33 PM Doug86
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* [[http://imgur.com/gallery/V0gND This story.]] Warhammer40000 {{Loophole Abuse}}r deploys his entire army in reserve. His opponent's response? Deploy a line of scouts along the enemy's table edge, leaving no legal space for his army to enter. Judges rule that the second player has won the game.

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* [[http://imgur.com/gallery/V0gND This story.]] Warhammer40000 ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' {{Loophole Abuse}}r deploys his entire army in reserve. His opponent's response? Deploy a line of scouts along the enemy's table edge, leaving no legal space for his army to enter. Judges rule that the second player has won the game.
7th Mar '17 12:30:29 PM darkknight109
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* Happens frequently in ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'', occasionally between players but more commonly between the player(s) and the DM. As an example, early versions of the rules for truth-divining spells (I.E. spells that would tell if player was lying or not) did not account for half-truths, creative wording, or lies that the teller believed were true. Thus they could be circumvented by inventive players, like mages hypnotizing their willing partymates to forget incriminating details of their activities, or smooth talkers finding ways to omit details from their responses or answer in a way that's "technically" truthful ("Me? No, I didn't kill the prince, that lion that mysteriously got released into his bedroom did.")
7th Mar '17 12:17:53 PM darkknight109
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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', Phoenix engages in a spirited bout of Rule-Fu with the final case's villain, [[spoiler: Police Chief Damon Gant. First, Gant insists he has immunity from testifying by dint of his position as Police Chief, which Phoenix eventually baits him into waiving. Gant then tries to force Phoenix to implicate his own client by making him present a piece of cloth from the murder victim with her handprint on it; Phoenix instead insists he has no evidence to present. When Phoenix later presents the cloth as evidence of Gant's guilt, the police chief tries to have it declared inadmissible because Wright did not present it earlier when asked (which he was required to do by the laws of evidence); Phoenix counters that, when Gant asked, the piece of cloth had no significance to the case (as Gant had not yet admitted to cutting it from the victim's clothing) and, thus, he could not have presented it as part of the case. Cue an extremely satisfying VillainousBreakdown from Gant.]]
2nd Mar '17 9:36:52 AM ThatFanwiththeGlasses
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* This is how you take down the BigBad of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''. [[spoiler:Ga'ran Sigatar Khura'in, being the queen of the Kingdom of Khura'in, can [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem create new laws whenever things don't go her way]]. The only way to bring her to justice is to prove she has no spiritual power, which is mandatory for queens in this kingdom, meaning she has no legitimate claim to the throne and all laws she has created are null and void.]]
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6th Jan '17 10:55:24 PM ZanderSchubert
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* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "The Ensigns of Command" revolved around a human colony on a world claimed by the Sheliak Corporate. The Sheliak threaten to destroy the colony if it's not evacuated in four days (which is logistically impossible). Picard tries to negotiate with the Sheliak only to be rebuffed as they [[RulesLawyer cite various terms of the ridiculously complicated Treaty of Armens]]. Finally, Picard discovers a clause he can [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYCjqmbsmYA use against the Sheliak]]. He invokes the right to select a neutral third party to arbitrate, and chooses a race which is the middle of a six-month hibernation cycle. This time, it's the Sheliak's turn to balk (and finally, acquiesce).

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* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "The Ensigns of Command" revolved around a human colony on a world claimed by the Sheliak Corporate. The Sheliak threaten to destroy the colony if it's not evacuated in four days (which is logistically impossible). Picard tries to negotiate with the Sheliak only to be rebuffed as they [[RulesLawyer cite various terms of the ridiculously complicated Treaty of Armens]]. Finally, Picard discovers a clause he can [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYCjqmbsmYA com/watch?v=ILbLGNDqUxA use against the Sheliak]]. He invokes the right to select a neutral third party to arbitrate, and chooses a race which is the middle of a six-month hibernation cycle. This time, it's the Sheliak's turn to balk (and finally, acquiesce).
17th Dec '16 1:32:14 PM FordPrefect
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* * [[http://imgur.com/gallery/V0gND This story.]] Warhammer40000 {{Loophole Abuse}}r deploys his entire army in reserve. His opponent's response? Deploy a line of scouts along the enemy's table edge, leaving no legal space for his army to enter. Judges rule that the second player has won the game.

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* * [[http://imgur.com/gallery/V0gND This story.]] Warhammer40000 {{Loophole Abuse}}r deploys his entire army in reserve. His opponent's response? Deploy a line of scouts along the enemy's table edge, leaving no legal space for his army to enter. Judges rule that the second player has won the game.
5th Dec '16 3:52:14 PM TheWanderer
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** Sheridan pulls one off to temporarily delay the inevitable conflict between the station and EarthGov when Nightwatch pushes their weight around; General Hague reminds that he must follow the chain of command when it comes to the orders Nightwatch is demanding he follow, orders which everyone knows have come down from President Clark. Sheridan has Nightwatch personnel arrested because they've been running around boasting about how they don't answer to the military chain of command. Since Sheridan hasn't received any orders through ''his'' chain of command that he has to listen to them, they've tried to seize the station illegally.

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** Sheridan pulls one off to temporarily delay the inevitable conflict between the station and EarthGov [=EarthGov=] when Nightwatch pushes their weight around; General Hague reminds that he must follow the chain of command when it comes to the orders Nightwatch is demanding he follow, orders which everyone knows have come down from President Clark. Sheridan has Nightwatch personnel arrested because they've been running around boasting about how they don't answer to the military chain of command. Since Sheridan hasn't received any orders through ''his'' chain of command that he has to listen to them, they've tried to seize the station illegally.
11th Nov '16 1:03:10 PM Laevatein
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* * [[http://imgur.com/gallery/V0gND This story.]] Warhammer40000 {{Loophole Abuse}}r deploys his entire army in reserve. His opponent's response? Deploy a line of scouts along the enemy's table edge, leaving no legal space for his army to enter. Judges rule that the second player has won the game.
23rd Oct '16 5:31:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Done once in ''Pig City'': the SadistTeacher becomes the new Director; only to lose his job when students prove he doesn't know Latin, which is required to perform this function.

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* Done once in ''Pig City'': ''WesternAnimation/PigCity'': the SadistTeacher becomes the new Director; only to lose his job when students prove he doesn't know Latin, which is required to perform this function.
23rd Oct '16 5:30:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'', Barbossa opposes Jack's motion to the Brethren Court (to fight the EITC's armada) by quoting the code, calling his motion "an act of war", something which can only be declared by the Pirate King, an elected official. But since each Lord of the current Court only votes for himself, it's unlikely there will ever ''be'' a Pirate King again. Barbossa even calls on [[LawfulNeutral Teague]], Keeper of the Code, to make sure this rule is enforced. Jack then calls for a vote, and when everyone else votes for themselves, Jack votes for the one Lord who supports his motion: Elisabeth. Jack gets his way and, since he followed the rules, no one can even complain. ''Kapow!'' Additionally, there's nothing in the rule that says the King has to be a man. Then again, Elizabeth is not the only female Pirate Lord present.
* Part of the plot of the kangaroo military court in ''Film/HartsWar''.


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* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'', Barbossa opposes Jack's motion to the Brethren Court (to fight the EITC's armada) by quoting the code, calling his motion "an act of war", something which can only be declared by the Pirate King, an elected official. But since each Lord of the current Court only votes for himself, it's unlikely there will ever ''be'' a Pirate King again. Barbossa even calls on [[LawfulNeutral Teague]], Keeper of the Code, to make sure this rule is enforced. Jack then calls for a vote, and when everyone else votes for themselves, Jack votes for the one Lord who supports his motion: Elisabeth. Jack gets his way and, since he followed the rules, no one can even complain. ''Kapow!'' Additionally, there's nothing in the rule that says the King has to be a man. Then again, Elizabeth is not the only female Pirate Lord present.
* Part of the plot of the kangaroo military court in ''Film/HartsWar''.
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