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30th Oct '17 10:22:29 AM XenMon2
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* In the ''Webcomic/TeamFortress2'' webcomic, it's revealed that the Medic sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for incredible medical knowledge. Fortunately, the contract specifies that it's only valid if Hell owns the majority of the Medic's soul - and he put that knowledge to good use and managed to ''surgically implant himself with eight other souls'', rendering the contract invalid.
26th Oct '17 11:09:58 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' Dumbledore acts as Harry's lawyer ... er, Witness for the Defense, during Harry's hearing. In a rather unusual take on this trope, Dumbledore is forced to play Rules Lawyer because the Wizengamot [[KangarooCourt are deliberately ignoring their own laws]].
24th Sep '17 4:34:08 PM CrimsonMage
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* Shibuya from ''Podcast/RollToBreathe'' combs through metahuman law and [[spoiler: manages to legally free an imprisoned teammate using only her AIGIS connections and a law over 50 years old.]]
10th Sep '17 3:34:08 PM Odacon_Spy
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-->Hank: You can't get on base if you don't swing.
-->Bobby: You can get a base on balls.
-->Hank: Do you want to play baseball or lawyerball?

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-->Hank: -->'''Hank:''' You can't get on base if you don't swing.
-->Bobby:
swing.\\
'''Bobby:'''
You can get a base on balls.
-->Hank:
balls.\\
'''Hank:'''
Do you want to play baseball or lawyerball?
3rd Sep '17 8:36:54 PM rjd1922
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* Monokuma in the ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' series has a strict set of rules for his [[TenLittleMurderVictims Killing Game]] that he enforces to the letter, ranging from "No littering" to "No killing more than 3 people at once". This actually gets used against him in the second game's second trial, where Kuzuryu gets himself mortally wounded trying to save the killer from execution. Usami points out that, since the rules state that if the correct person is voted guilty in a trial, they ''alone'' will die, letting Kuzuryu die would be a violation. Due to being a RulesLawyer, Monokuma the sadistic mastermind is forced to save someone's life.

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* Monokuma in the ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' ''Franchise/{{Danganronpa}}'' series has a strict set of rules for his [[TenLittleMurderVictims [[DeadlyGame Killing Game]] that he enforces to the letter, ranging from "No littering" to "No killing more than 3 people at once". This actually gets used against him in [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 the second game's game]]'s second trial, where Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu gets himself mortally wounded trying to save the killer from execution. Usami points out that, since the rules state that if the correct person is voted guilty in a trial, they ''alone'' will die, letting Kuzuryu die would be a violation. Due to being a RulesLawyer, Monokuma the sadistic mastermind is forced to save someone's life.
20th Aug '17 3:24:42 AM Grug
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* The final boss in ''[[VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns Shadowrun: Hong Kong]]'' can be defeated via rules-lawyering if the player did the appropriate research beforehand.
12th Aug '17 5:41:16 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* During 2016 when he held the World TagTeam Title belts with Wrestling/FrankieKazarian and his run as World Champion in 2017, Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels developed a reputation for stealing pin falls during three way+ dances([[CatchPhrase smartest man in the room!]]). When he retained this way against Wrestling/CodyRhodes and Wrestling/JayLethal at ''War Of The Worlds'', Rhodes actually hired a lawyer, who provided replays and timing down to ''milliseconds'', to prove the pin fall should have been his in order to force ROH to give him a rematch at ''Best In The World''.[[/folder]]
11th Aug '17 9:16:24 PM IdentityUnknown
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Does this only apply to games on vehicles, or does the turning of the Earth count? [[WordOfGod God's]] lips are sealed.
8th Aug '17 1:37:22 PM hszmv1
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** In the first film, he cannot betray Loki as he sits on the throne at that moment, but the rules never said he had to be particularly careful. Cue him confirming the Warriors Three intended to betray Loki and then walking away... while essentially leaving the key to the teleporter in the ignition. He hasn't betrayed Loki, he was just not looking when others did. (Helped here that he was skeptical about Loki's claim to the throne.).
** In the second film, this situation is given the ObviousRulePatch by the much more legit Odin that Heimdall must now report any treachery to Odin the moment he becomes aware of it. This now allows Heimdall much more leeway in betraying Odin because now, all he has to do, is inform Odin of his own betray as soon as he realizes he is going to do it.
** Of course, one could argue that neither of these would violate the oath, because the first place, the person sitting on the throne should not be sitting on the throne, thus he's not bound to serve him. In the later case, the person on the throne is supposed to be, but he had made a decision that would cause the throne to in effect, not exist (along with the guy sitting on it) in which case the best way to serve the guy sitting on the throne is to stop him from inadvertently removing the post.
10th Jul '17 10:54:20 PM intastiel
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** The Red King employs a CompletelyUnnecessaryTranslator for this purpose: when he reneges on a deal, he can truthfully say that ''he'' never agreed to anything.
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