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11th Aug '17 2:00:52 PM StFan
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* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', in addition to a handful of other "addendums and quid pro quos," the Genie makes sure to specify, "Ix-nay on the {{wishing for more wishes}}!" which would otherwise make the [[ThreeWishes three-wish limit]] [[LoopholeAbuse meaningless]].
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* Whenever wish-granting genies are brought up in fiction nowadays, "No WishingForMoreWishes" is a frequent rule (such as in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.)
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* Whenever wish-granting genies are brought up in fiction nowadays, "No WishingForMoreWishes" is a frequent rule (such as in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.)
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* Whenever wish-granting genies are brought up in fiction nowadays, "No WishingForMoreWishes" is a frequent rule (such as in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.)
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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the Director of Project Freelancer argues that the outright torture he inflicted on the Alpha AI does not break any laws regarding ethical treatment of AI's, because [[spoiler:the Alpha AI is a copy of ''his'' mind, so it can be argued that he was torturing ''himself'']], which there is no law against. The Chairman investigating him replies that that may be the case, but the laws are being extensively revised to take that into account, and he suspects the Director will have an entire section of the new laws named after him for this.
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* In ''ChasingTheSunset'', the rules are [[http://www.fantasycomic.com/index.php?p=c553 automatically]] patched.

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* In ''ChasingTheSunset'', ''Webcomic/ChasingTheSunset'', the rules are [[http://www.fantasycomic.com/index.php?p=c553 automatically]] patched.



* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': According to WordOfGod, the spell "Protection From Law" is illegal in most places.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': According to WordOfGod, the spell "Protection From from Law" is illegal in most places.



* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the Director of Project Freelancer argues that the outright torture he inflicted on the Alpha AI does not break any laws regarding ethical treatment of AI's, because [[spoiler:the Alpha AI is a copy of ''his'' mind, so it can be argued that he was torturing ''himself'']], which there is no law against. The Chairman investigating him replies that that may be the case, but the laws are being extensively revised to take that into account, and he suspects the Director will have an entire section of the new laws named after him for this.
* During one episode of Creator/AchievementHunter's ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterGrandTheftAutoSeries Let's Play Grand Theft Auto V]]'', the gang is playing a game where they're supposed to hold on to a "flag" while flying for a few seconds to gain a point. During one round, Creator/MichaelJones gets his plane's wing clipped off and he crashes into the water below, survives and gets the point. The very next round, Ryan Haywood gets the "flag" and ''immediately'' dives into the water, in this case a lake bed. Geoff Ramsay allows the point to go through, but tells them that after that, no diving into the water.
** Though, to be absolutely fair, Ryan is the master of LoopholeAbuse in the team. He will force the others to enact this trope if there's even the possibility that he could bend the rules.

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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the Director of Project Freelancer argues that the outright torture he inflicted on the Alpha AI does not break any laws regarding ethical treatment of AI's, because [[spoiler:the Alpha AI is a copy of ''his'' mind, so it can be argued that he was torturing ''himself'']], which there is no law against. The Chairman investigating him replies that that may be the case, but the laws are being extensively revised to take that into account, and he suspects the Director will have an entire section of the new laws named after him for this.
* During one episode of Creator/AchievementHunter's ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterGrandTheftAutoSeries Let's Play Grand Theft Auto V]]'', the gang is playing a game where they're supposed to hold on to a "flag" while flying for a few seconds to gain a point. During one round, Creator/MichaelJones gets his plane's wing clipped off and he crashes into the water below, survives and gets the point. The very next round, Ryan Haywood gets the "flag" and ''immediately'' dives into the water, in this case a lake bed. Geoff Ramsay allows the point to go through, but tells them that after that, no diving into the water.
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water. Though, to be absolutely fair, Ryan is the master of LoopholeAbuse in the team. He will force the others to enact this trope if there's even the possibility that he could bend the rules.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', there is a sport called pro-bending, in which two teams made up of one waterbender, one earthbender, and one firebender compete (there aren't enough Airbenders in the world to be included in the rules). Korra, as the Avatar, is the ''only living person'' capable of bending more than one element. When she joins a pro-bending tournament as a waterbender but reflexively earthbends to block a shot, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the referee calls "Foul! ...I think."]] After a brief recess, the officials apply the patch: the Avatar can compete, but may only bend one element.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' had the group play a game that Otto thought up. Otto repeatedly makes up rules on the fly, eventually causing Reggie to snap and call him out in front of everyone else. This also shows the downside to this trope, because eventually everyone else stops playing because of the "rules" and eventually leaves Otto and Reggie basically trying to play "HORSE", which she uses as a distraction while making Otto do a complicated move to piss off and go surfing with Twister and Sam.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', there is a sport called pro-bending, in which two teams made up of one waterbender, one earthbender, and one firebender compete (there aren't enough Airbenders in the world to be included in the rules). Korra, as the Avatar, is the ''only living person'' capable of bending more than one element. When she joins a pro-bending tournament as a waterbender but reflexively earthbends to block a shot, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the referee calls "Foul! ..."Foul!... I think."]] After a brief recess, the officials apply the patch: the Avatar can compete, but may only bend one element.
* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'':
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One episode of ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' had has the group play a game that Otto thought up. Otto repeatedly makes up rules on the fly, eventually causing Reggie to snap and call him out in front of everyone else. This also shows the downside to this trope, because eventually everyone else stops playing because of the "rules" and eventually leaves Otto and Reggie basically trying to play "HORSE", which she uses as a distraction while making Otto do a complicated move to piss off and go surfing with Twister and Sam.



* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', in addition to a handful of other "addendums and quid pro quos," the Genie makes sure to specify, "Ix-nay on the {{wishing for more wishes}}!" which would otherwise make the [[ThreeWishes three-wish limit]] [[LoopholeAbuse meaningless]].
5th Aug '17 12:49:02 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** After Nat & Kat on Season 17 were GenreSavvy enough to take detailed notes throughout the race in anticipation of the FinalExamFinale, Season 19's FinalExamFinale instructions specifically forbade the use of notes. (There was no FinalExamFinale in Season 18.)

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** After Nat & Kat on Season 17 were GenreSavvy enough to take took detailed notes throughout the race in anticipation of the FinalExamFinale, Season 19's FinalExamFinale instructions specifically forbade the use of notes. (There was no FinalExamFinale in Season 18.)
24th Jul '17 7:20:44 PM billybobfred
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': According to WordOfGod, the spell "Protection From Law" is illegal in most places.
22nd Jul '17 11:25:31 PM Jdb1984
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** Up through Season 15, the penalty for not completing either side of the Detour was 24 hours (which pretty much ensured elimination). But when Maria and Tiffany were physically unable to complete either end of the detour, it was shortened to 6 hours in Season 16.
21st Jul '17 3:06:29 PM cornycrunch
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* In Star Wars (Stern), the end-of-ball bonus includes all modes that the player has completed -- but it also counts modes that the player automatically gets credit for at the start of the game (which differs by character). This caused end-of-ball bonuses to be disproportionally huge, especially if the player had a poor ball otherwise. It wasn't uncommon for a poor (~10 million) point ball to be rewarded with a bonus of nearly 100 million. The latest release no longer counts these "freebie" modes, making bonuses more reasonable.



* In Star Wars (Stern), the end-of-ball bonus includes all modes that the player has completed -- but it also counts modes that the player automatically gets credit for at the start of the game (which differs by character). This caused end-of-ball bonuses to be disproportionally huge, especially if the player had a poor ball otherwise. It wasn't uncommon for a poor (~10 million) point ball to be rewarded with a bonus of nearly 100 million. The latest release no longer counts these "freebie" modes, making bonuses more reasonable.

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* In Star Wars (Stern), the end-of-ball bonus includes all modes that the player has completed -- but it also counts modes that the player automatically gets credit for at the start of the game (which differs by character). This caused end-of-ball bonuses to be disproportionally huge, especially if the player had a poor ball otherwise. It wasn't uncommon for a poor (~10 million) point ball to be rewarded with a bonus of nearly 100 million. The latest release no longer counts these "freebie" modes, making bonuses more reasonable.
21st Jul '17 3:06:06 PM cornycrunch
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* In Star Wars (Stern), the end-of-ball bonus includes all modes that the player has completed -- but it also counts modes that the player automatically gets credit for at the start of the game (which differs by character). This caused end-of-ball bonuses to be disproportionally huge, especially if the player had a poor ball otherwise. It wasn't uncommon for a poor (~10 million) point ball to be rewarded with a bonus of nearly 100 million. The latest release no longer counts these "freebie" modes, making bonuses more reasonable.
19th Jul '17 12:15:26 AM gizmoman49
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** This happened with Season 15's big twist. The idea of the twist was that each week, the public could vote for one person in the house to become the "MVP" for the week and have the special power to nominate a third person for eviction. In theory, this was a great idea that would lend itself to drama, the only problem was that one of the houseguests was the sister of a former fan favorite. After the sister was voted to have the MVP title 3 weeks in a row, and the twist was changed so that the audience was now the MVP and they would choose the third nominee.
*** This led to an amusing situation during Week 4 where the sister was nominated by the public because fans didn't realize the rules had changed, and kept voting for her.
*** By the time Season 18 rolled around, the producers seemed to have learned their lesson. This season had a similar twist where each week the audience could vote to give one person an advantage. However, once one person had been given an advantage they were no longer eligible to be voted for, presumably to prevent a fan favorite from being rewarded week after week.
14th Jul '17 5:50:16 AM SamCurt
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13th Jul '17 10:32:07 PM gizmoman49
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* In ''Series/{{Survivor}}'':

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* [[Series/ RuPaulsDragRace]]
** 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.
** Starting with Season 6, immunity from the following week's elimination is no longer given out as a reward for winning a challenge. This was after several instances in Season 5 where a queen would have likely been up for elimination if they weren't immune.
** Season 9 had a ''finale'' patch. After several subpar lip sync performances throughout the season (Charlie standing in place, Nina giving up, Valentina and the mask), Ru announced that rather than the regular finale, where Ru picks a winner from the remaining Top 3 queens based on their performance throughout the season, there would be a Top 4 going into finale night, where the winner would be decided through a bracket-style lip sync tournament. An effective, if extreme message on the importance of lip syncing in the show.
11th Jul '17 1:36:50 AM gizmoman49
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* In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter''-verse, there are around 700 different possible fouls in Quidditch, but ''Literature/QuidditchThroughTheAges'' only lists the eleven most commonly seen. Most of the rest are obvious rule patches such as, "It is illegal to hit your opponent with an axe."

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* In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter''-verse, there are around 700 different possible fouls in Quidditch, but ''Literature/QuidditchThroughTheAges'' only lists the eleven most commonly seen. Most of the rest are obvious rule patches such as, "It is illegal to hit your opponent with an axe."" It is stated in-universe that the complete list of fouls is kept private to prevent people from "getting ideas".
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