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18th Apr '18 12:34:05 PM DragonRanger
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* Common in [[SelfImposedChallenge Nuzlocke Runs]] when done in generations past [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire generation three]] [[Webcomic/NuzlockeComics (where the run originated)]], particularly when those generations add features that would trivialize certain aspects of the run, such as the Dex Nav in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire [[LoopholeAbuse making it easy to get ideal first encounters.]]

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* Common in [[SelfImposedChallenge Nuzlocke Runs]] when done the "Nuzlocke" SelfImposedChallenge ruleset for ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games in generations past [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire generation three]] [[Webcomic/NuzlockeComics (where the run originated)]], particularly when those generations add features that would trivialize certain aspects of the run, such as the Dex Nav in Omega ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Sapphire'' [[LoopholeAbuse making it easy to get ideal first encounters.]]
17th Apr '18 4:39:01 PM LinTaylor
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* Inverted in ''Literature/AnimalFarm''. The original commandments are altered to ''add'' loopholes so the pigs can indulge in the forbidden behavior. For example, the rule "No animal may drink alcohol" is changed to "No animal may drink alcohol ''to excess''", and "No animal may sleep in a bed" is changed to "No animal may sleep in a bed ''with sheets''". [[InternalRetcon Then they claim the commandments always said that]]. Ironically, even the "patched" commandments are still broken; the pig who changed the one about alcohol was in a virtual stupor at the time. The film version also implies that one of the commandments was initially "Whatever goes upon four legs is a friend", but had "or has wings" added when the birds got annoyed.

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* Inverted in ''Literature/AnimalFarm''. The original commandments are altered to ''add'' loopholes so the pigs can indulge in the forbidden behavior. For example, the rule "No animal may drink alcohol" is changed to "No animal may drink alcohol ''to excess''", and "No animal may sleep in a bed" is changed to "No animal may sleep in a bed ''with sheets''". [[InternalRetcon Then they claim the commandments always said that]]. Ironically, even the "patched" commandments are still broken; the pig who changed the one about alcohol was in a virtual stupor at the time. The film version also implies that one of time.
** When
the commandments was initially "Whatever are first drawn up, the birds on the farm take exception to "Anything that goes upon on four legs is a friend", but had "or has wings" added when since they only have two legs. They amend the birds got annoyed.rule to mention wings after Snowball says that wings should be treated as legs since they're a means of movement rather than manipulating objects like human hands.
13th Mar '18 11:50:19 AM DoctorDetective
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[[caption-width-right:312:[[SelfDeprecation Yes]], [[SelfParody this is an]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=9771 actual Magic card.]][[note]]It's from a [[JokeCharacter parody set]] and not legal in any format. The artist is Mark Rosewater, the head designer for Magic the Gathering, who wanted to be the first person to ever design a card, draw the art for it, and write the flavor text.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:312:[[SelfDeprecation Yes]], [[SelfParody this is an]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=9771 actual Magic card.]][[note]]It's from a [[JokeCharacter parody set]] and not legal in any format. The artist is Mark Rosewater, the head designer for Magic the Gathering, who wanted to be the first person to ever design a card, draw the art for it, and write the flavor text. The DCI is the governing body that decides which cards are legal.[[/note]]]]
23rd Feb '18 10:16:38 PM Sikon
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** Also a LampshadeHanging [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%203/307 here]] referring to the author retconning his own discrepancy between his own written rules for captured rulers (as stated at the very beginning of Book 3) and the way the rules seemed to work in Book 0. So the new and corrected rule comes from "Book of Patches, Chapter 11, The Book of Retcon".
16th Feb '18 1:07:07 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'': The entire reason MON, a monster task force, even exists. The Interspecies Protection Act states outright that humans are forbidden to harm liminals and vice versa, which [[LoopholeAbuse enables monster criminals to freely wreak havoc]] [[ObstructiveCodeOfConduct and prevents normal police from doing anything to stop them]].
15th Feb '18 10:52:45 AM gophergiggles
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', if a name is misspelled four times in a Death Note, the person whose name is misspelled will forever be immune to the Death Note. If a Death Note user attempts to misspell someone's name four times in a Death Note on purpose, in order to protect them from the Death Note, instead that Death Note user will die.

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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', if ''Manga/DeathNote'':
** If
a name is misspelled four times in a Death Note, the person whose name is misspelled will forever be immune to the Death Note. If a Death Note user attempts to misspell someone's name four times in a Death Note on purpose, in order to protect them from the Death Note, instead that Death Note user will die.die.
** If a Shinigami attempts to use their Death Note to save the life of someone they care for they will die, which apparently seems to be the only way to kill one of these things. [[spoiler:Both Gelus and Rem were perfectly willing to do it anyways.]]
6th Feb '18 10:17:01 PM gizmoman49
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** After Season 3 where the jury voted 9-1 in favour of Lisa, the Jury was reduced to 7 and sequestered away from the game and unable to watch the show. The reason the jury voted in such a way was that they saw what Danielle was saying about them in the diary room and was angered.

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** After Season 3 where During Seasons 2 and 3, after houseguests were evicted they would be released back into the jury voted 9-1 in favour of Lisa, the Jury was reduced to 7 real world and sequestered away from the game and unable were able to watch the show. The reason In addition, every evicted houseguest would [[BackForTheFinale return for the jury voted in such finale]] and cast a way was that vote for who they saw wanted to win. However, this changed after season 3 and it's Final 2 of Danielle and Lisa. Danielle was well-liked, widely regarded as the better game-player of the two, and by all accounts would have won the series. The only issue was, Danielle had said horrible things about her fellow houseguests in the Diary Room, and these comments were shown on the show several times. The evicted houseguests were angry at what Danielle was saying had said about them in them, and come finale night voted 9-1 for Lisa to win. Ever since, the diary room 7 houseguests evicted before final 2 have been sequestered after their evictions and form a "jury" that votes on the winner.
*** Starting with Season 15, the jury size
was angered.changed from 7 people to 9 people, to accommodate the increasing cast sizes.
20th Jan '18 7:29:31 AM DeepRed
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Compare and contrast {{Nerf}}, a decision that waters down a too powerful element in the game instead of forbidding its use or access to it. May, if the situation is enough of a corner case, result in ThatOneRule. May also be used to avert MisappliedPhlebotinum by [[HoldingBackThePhlebotinum expressly banning certain applications]]. This is the eternal nemesis of the RulesLawyer.

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Compare and contrast {{Nerf}}, a decision that waters down a too powerful element in the game instead of forbidding its use or access to it. May, if the situation is enough of a corner case, result in ThatOneRule. May also be used to avert MisappliedPhlebotinum by [[HoldingBackThePhlebotinum expressly banning certain applications]]. This is the eternal nemesis of the RulesLawyer. Overlaps with MovingTheGoalposts when done poorly or unfairly.
30th Dec '17 12:32:50 AM gizmoman49
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** Seasons 5 and 6 had Coco Montrese and Trinity K Bonet, respectively, both queens whose main strength was their lip syncing ability. Problem is, the only time a queen is required to lip sync on the show is when they're in the bottom 2 for a challenge. Because of this, the two struggled on the show, rarely placed high in a challenge (combined, they only had one challenge win), but ended up going far in the competition simply because nobody could beat them in a lip sync. Starting with Season 7, every season has had one challenge involving a group lip sync performance simply to give similar "lip sync assassins" a chance to prove themselves on the show.

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** For the first 3 seasons of the show, Ru would pick the winner from the season's Top 2 queens. During Season 3, however, Perez Hilton learned who the winner was ahead of time and leaked it on his website, something Ru was ''not'' happy about. This led to the tradition of Ru selecting a winner from the Top 3 rather than the Top 2, and filming all 3 queens being crowned so that only Ru and a select few editors knew the true winner before the airing of the finale.
** Seasons 5 and 6 had Coco Montrese and Trinity K Bonet, respectively, both queens whose main strength was their lip syncing ability. Problem is, the only time a queen is required to lip sync on the show is when they're in the bottom 2 for a challenge.2. Because of this, the two struggled on the show, rarely placed high in a challenge (combined, they only had one challenge win), but ended up going far in the competition simply because nobody could beat them in a lip sync. Starting with Season 7, every season has had one challenge involving a group lip sync performance simply to give similar "lip sync assassins" a chance to prove themselves on the show.
26th Dec '17 3:51:22 PM hyphz
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* Almost as soon as pinball was invented, players shook, jostled, and even lifted the machines to score more points. Hence, the now-famous tilt mechanism was invented to penalize players who were too rough on the machines. Pinball machines nowadays weigh up to a quarter of a ton, so a grade above that, a "slam tilt," was created later to more severely punish a player who plays so vigorously that it could harm the machine or bystanders (including the player).
* There is a technique that can prevent a ball from draining that, if a ball is headed down there from the side, involves holding one flipper up and banging on the underside of the machine. Doing it right causes the ball to pass back up through the gap created by the flippers, allowing the player to continue a game, indefinitely if mastered. Manufacturers responded by installing nails at the bottom of the machine to give anyone who tried this a nasty and bloody surprise. Safety regulations now prevent this, but this technique is one of the few that will immediately disqualify a player in all major tournaments (the other one being the aforementioned slam tilt).

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* Almost as soon as pinball was invented, players shook, jostled, and even lifted the machines to score more points. Hence, the now-famous tilt mechanism was invented to penalize players who were too rough on the machines. Pinball machines nowadays weigh up to a quarter of a ton, so a grade above that, a "slam" or "slam tilt," was created later to more severely punish a player who plays so vigorously that it could harm the machine or bystanders (including the player).
** On most machines, a slam tilt is triggered by hitting the front of the machine or coin box area too hard, or lifting the machine off the ground (on purpose or otherwise).
* There The ''bang back'' is a technique that can to prevent a ball from draining that, if a ball is headed down there from the side, involves outlane drains by holding one flipper up and banging on the underside of the machine. Doing it right causes the ball to pass back up through the gap created by the raised flippers, allowing the player to continue the game. On older machines a game, indefinitely if mastered. mild push would do this, but modern machines are much heavier, which could lead players to perform full blown body-checks on the machines, possibly lifting them right off the floor or crashing the backbox into the wall behind the machine in the process (see "slam tilt" above). Manufacturers responded by installing metal brackets under the flippers, but this only encouraged people to thump ''harder'' in the hope the ball would jump the brackets. Some operators went further and installed nails at the bottom of the machine to give anyone who tried this a nasty and bloody surprise. Safety surprise, although safety regulations now prevent this, but this this. This technique is one of the few that will immediately disqualify a player in all major tournaments (the other one being the aforementioned slam tilt).tilt).
** Oddly, pinball ''simulators'' often actively support and encourage bang backs, presumably because there is no per-game cost and no risk of injury or damage.
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