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19th Apr '16 2:09:35 PM Willbyr
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* ''TheLegendOfKoizumi''. It's practically understood that cheating is part of the game as long as you don't get caught. And sometimes, it's still not considered cheating even if you ''do'' get caught if you do it in an audacious enough manner, like when [[TheHero Koizumi's]] effort in cheating [[spoiler:[[IncendiaryExponent caused his entire body to be set ablaze]]]]. Getting caught, however, can be fatal [[spoiler:As Otto Skorzony finds out when Dubya catches his tileswapping trick.]]
* {{Toriko}}'s Gourmet Casino arc lives and dies on this trope. Coco's future-seeing abilities allow him to effortlessly win practically all of the casino's games. Livebearer, the arc's BigBad, on the other hand, runs a game that is designed to give him every advantage he can think of.

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* ''TheLegendOfKoizumi''.''Manga/TheLegendOfKoizumi''. It's practically understood that cheating is part of the game as long as you don't get caught. And sometimes, it's still not considered cheating even if you ''do'' get caught if you do it in an audacious enough manner, like when [[TheHero Koizumi's]] effort in cheating [[spoiler:[[IncendiaryExponent caused his entire body to be set ablaze]]]]. Getting caught, however, can be fatal [[spoiler:As Otto Skorzony finds out when Dubya catches his tileswapping trick.]]
* {{Toriko}}'s Manga/{{Toriko}}'s Gourmet Casino arc lives and dies on this trope. Coco's future-seeing abilities allow him to effortlessly win practically all of the casino's games. Livebearer, the arc's BigBad, on the other hand, runs a game that is designed to give him every advantage he can think of.
4th Feb '16 10:43:27 AM LadyJafaria
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* ''Series/HorribleHistories'' talks about the (supposed) RealLife example of [[TrainingFromHell the Spartans]] in "Spartan School Musical". Stealing is okay, what's wrong is getting caught!
23rd Jan '16 8:32:35 PM erttheking
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** Daniel J. D'Arby, user of the Osiris Stand, has this as his motto. For example, it's not ''his'' fault that Polnareff didn't know that, when they were betting on what meat a cat would eat first, the cat belonged to D'Arby (and thus D'Arby could choose which piece would be eaten). Jotaro later uses this mantra against Daniel's brother, Terrence.

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** Daniel J. D'Arby, user of the Osiris Stand, has this as his motto. For example, it's not ''his'' fault that Polnareff didn't know that, when they were betting on what meat a cat would eat first, the cat belonged to D'Arby (and thus D'Arby could choose which piece would be eaten). Jotaro later uses this mantra against Daniel's brother, Terrence. Though an interesting thing about Daniel is that he equally applies this to both himself and the person he plays against. To him, cheating is simply part of the game.
10th Jan '16 10:10:39 PM phoenix
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* A legendary example in [[TheBeautifulGame the 1986 World Cup quarterfinals]] was the Hand of God goal. Six minutes into the second half, with the game so far scoreless, the ball had gotten loose in the penalty area and both the English goalie and Argentine player Diego Maradona were rushing at it. Diego Maradona reached the ball first and swept it into the goal ''with his hand'' before the goalie could stop him, and the ref didn't catch it. England is still bitter about this, while Maradona is worshipped in Argentina (NotHyperbole) as a national hero.

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* A legendary example in [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball the 1986 World Cup quarterfinals]] was the Hand of God goal. Six minutes into the second half, with the game so far scoreless, the ball had gotten loose in the penalty area and both the English goalie and Argentine player Diego Maradona were rushing at it. Diego Maradona reached the ball first and swept it into the goal ''with his hand'' before the goalie could stop him, and the ref didn't catch it. England is still bitter about this, while Maradona is worshipped in Argentina (NotHyperbole) as a national hero.
3rd Jan '16 4:51:24 PM AndyLA
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** D'arby the Gambler, user of the Osiris Stand, has this as his motto. For example, it's not ''his'' fault that Polnareff didn't know that, when they were betting on what meat a cat would eat first, the cat belonged to D'arby (and thus D'arby could choose which piece would be eaten). Jotaro later uses this mantra against D'arby's brother, Terrence.

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** D'arby the Gambler, Daniel J. D'Arby, user of the Osiris Stand, has this as his motto. For example, it's not ''his'' fault that Polnareff didn't know that, when they were betting on what meat a cat would eat first, the cat belonged to D'arby D'Arby (and thus D'arby D'Arby could choose which piece would be eaten). Jotaro later uses this mantra against D'arby's Daniel's brother, Terrence.
1st Jan '16 1:11:03 AM TARINunit9
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* The developers of ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar 2'' have a philosophy that a good A.I. opponent [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard can cheat]] (otherwise they're too easy), but a ''great'' A.I. opponent can cheat without the player noticing.
1st Dec '15 2:16:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': The Pirate Code is really more a set of "guidelines", or "suggestions". At least they are on the open seas; not so much when [[Music/KeithRichards Captain Teague]], Keeper of the Code is in the room with a loaded gun. Still some room for...liberal interpretation, of course.

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': The Pirate Code is really more a set of "guidelines", or "suggestions". At least they are on the open seas; not so much when [[Music/KeithRichards Captain Teague]], Teague, Keeper of the Code is in the room with a loaded gun. Still some room for...liberal interpretation, of course.
17th Nov '15 4:30:23 PM Taskmaster123
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* Most players and experts agree that a football that has been deflated to a PSI that is slightly below the pressure required by the NFL rules gives an advantage to the offense. It makes the ball easier to grip, which makes it easier for the quarterback to throw, easier for the receiver to catch, and less likely to be fumbled as the ball handler can grip the ball more tightly. That's all we're going to say about that...
15th Nov '15 4:53:12 PM SSJMagus
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* In the third chapter of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Ed transmutes waste into gold, claiming that: ''"If we don't get caught, we won't get caught."'' Immediately afterward, he double-crosses his accomplice by reversing the transmutation; since the transmuted gold was a bride of shady legality, the person he gave it to can't report Ed for swindling him without admitting his own corruption.

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* In the third chapter of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Ed transmutes waste into gold, claiming that: ''"If we don't get caught, we won't get caught."'' Immediately afterward, he double-crosses his accomplice by reversing the transmutation; since the transmuted gold was a bride bribe of shady legality, the person he gave it to can't report Ed for swindling him without admitting his own corruption.
4th Oct '15 5:42:38 PM Fourze99
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* Aran Ryan in [[VideoGame/PunchOut Punch Out Wii]]. He's headbutted Mac, bounced off of the ring's ropes like a slingshot, used his elbows, used a pair of gloves like a flail, and hid horseshoes inside his gloves. All he needs to do is [[GroinAttack kick Mac in the groin]] and he'll have broken every rule in the book. And for some reason the referee ''still'' doesn't disqualify him for this.
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