History Main / MyRuleFuIsStrongerThanYours

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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18th Oct '16 2:54:15 PM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye:'' During a meeting with an extremely unfriendly organic captain, who refuses to let the crew go down to investigate an abandoned settlement, Ultra Magnus manages to use the rules (which he knows every word of) to make the captain let them go down.
31st Aug '16 6:56:37 PM wanderlustwarrior
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* Wrestling/TheNewDay defended their Tag Team Champion status this way both as heels and as faces. The three-man team defended the generally two-person title under the "Freebird Rule", where any two members of the team could be challenged for the championship on any night. As heels, when the fight seemed to be a losing effort, the third member would interfere, force a loss by disqualification, and the team would keep the title. At least once, this was used as a storyline title defense as faces, as well. At Summerslam 2016, member Wrestling/BigE had been ({{kayefabe}}) injured with a low blow by [[Wrestling/BulletClub The Club, Gallows and Anderson]], and had to be substituted with Jon Stewart (yes, ''that'' Creator/JonStewart). As the pair were about to do the same to Mr. Stewart, Big E [[BigDamnHeroes came to the rescue]], losing the match, but saving both Stewart's testicles and New Day's now one year long championship reign.

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* Wrestling/TheNewDay defended their Tag Team Champion status this way both as heels and as faces. The three-man team defended the generally two-person title under the "Freebird Rule", where any two members of the team could be challenged for the championship on any night. As heels, when the fight seemed to be a losing effort, the third member would interfere, force a loss by disqualification, and the team would keep the title. At least once, this was used as a storyline title defense as faces, as well. At Summerslam 2016, member Wrestling/BigE Wrestling/BigELangston had been ({{kayefabe}}) ({{kayfabe}}) injured with a low blow by [[Wrestling/BulletClub The Club, Gallows and Anderson]], and had to be substituted with Jon Stewart (yes, ''that'' Creator/JonStewart). As the pair were about to do the same to Mr. Stewart, Big E [[BigDamnHeroes came to the rescue]], losing the match, but saving both Stewart's testicles and New Day's now one year long championship reign.
31st Aug '16 6:55:38 PM wanderlustwarrior
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31st Aug '16 6:55:14 PM wanderlustwarrior
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*Some promotions use a rule where titles cannot change hands, or other wagers or stipulations cannot be done, if there is a win by disqualification. For example, in WWE, some title matches can have the losing champion retain their title because they lost by DQ, intentionally or not. A {{Face}} may luck into this scenario, while a {{Heel}} may actively exploit it.
*Wrestling/TheNewDay defended their Tag Team Champion status this way both as heels and as faces. The three-man team defended the generally two-person title under the "Freebird Rule", where any two members of the team could be challenged for the championship on any night. As heels, when the fight seemed to be a losing effort, the third member would interfere, force a loss by disqualification, and the team would keep the title. At least once, this was used as a storyline title defense as faces, as well. At Summerslam 2016, member Wrestling/BigE had been ({{kayefabe}}) injured with a low blow by [[Wrestling/BulletClub The Club, Gallows and Anderson]], and had to be substituted with Jon Stewart (yes, ''that'' Creator/JonStewart). As the pair were about to do the same to Mr. Stewart, Big E [[BigDamnHeroes came to the rescue]], losing the match, but saving both Stewart's testicles and New Day's now one year long championship reign.
*WWE's Night of Champions is a pay-per-view event where every championship is put on the line. In one match, heel Wrestling/CMPunk realized after several attempts that he couldn't quite guarantee victory against face Wrestling/JeffHardy, so after his latest failure, he simply [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwYLD0KuTXs left the ring, grabbed the championship belt, and began to leave the arena]], forcing the ref to initiate a count-out leading to his loss by disqualification and thus retention of the title. [[spoiler: As the announcers made the audience aware of this rule fu, Jeff recovered and forced Punk back into the ring for a win.]]
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