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22nd Sep '16 3:04:23 PM nombretomado
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* If an animated show goes past a certain number of episodes (around sixty) then the regular voice actors are entitled to a share of the profits under guild regulations. This is why many cartoons are cancelled after two seasons, so the networks can avoid paying out the extra money. However, ''technically'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' (52 episodes), ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' (46 episodes), ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' (52 episodes) and ''Ben10Omniverse'' all count as different shows; Cartoon Network keep reworking and retitling the series before it qualifies. This may also be why WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague was retooled into WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited, why WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries became Batman and Robin and then then New Batman Adventures, why ScoobyDoo keeps getting rebooted, and so on.

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* If an animated show goes past a certain number of episodes (around sixty) then the regular voice actors are entitled to a share of the profits under guild regulations. This is why many cartoons are cancelled after two seasons, so the networks can avoid paying out the extra money. However, ''technically'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' (52 episodes), ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' (46 episodes), ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' (52 episodes) and ''Ben10Omniverse'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' all count as different shows; Cartoon Network keep reworking and retitling the series before it qualifies. This may also be why WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague was retooled into WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited, why WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries became Batman and Robin and then then New Batman Adventures, why ScoobyDoo keeps getting rebooted, and so on.
13th Sep '16 1:07:29 PM dotchan
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** It is completely legal to play Go Up A Level cards on ''your opponents'' while they are facing monsters that have a "Will not pursue under level X" restriction. (This wasn't the original intention of the card when it was made, but the creators of the game [[ThrowItIn officially confirmed it as a valid tactic,]] as it was in the spirit of the game.)

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** It is completely legal to play Go Up A Level cards on ''your opponents'' while they are facing monsters that have a "Will not pursue under level X" restriction. (This wasn't the original intention of the card when it was made, but the creators of the game [[ThrowItIn [[AscendedFanon officially confirmed it as a valid tactic,]] as it was in the spirit of the game.)
7th Sep '16 6:55:42 AM AgProv
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* The character of Dave, in Canadian tabletop wargaming strip ''Webcomic/LarryLeadhead'', is a guy who spends a lot of time with the rulebooks looking for ways to exploit LoopholeAbuse. in fact, this appears to be his greatest reason for playing.
18th Aug '16 12:24:21 AM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', the only person who has the authority to countermand an order given to a Count's Armsman is the Emperor. So when Cordelia needs to leave Tanery Base to rescue her son from Vordarian, the fact that Bothari, the Armsman seconded to her, is under orders to stay there is a problem. Then Bothari explains that when the Count's heir seconded him to her, he said to obey her orders as if they were his own. And since that heir, Aral Vorkosigan, was ''the Imperial Regent'' (even if he wasn't thinking of himself in that position when giving the order), that meant Cordelia has the legal authority of the Emperor as far as Bothari is concerned.

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* In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', novel ''Literature/{{Barrayar}}'', the only person who has the authority to countermand an order given to a Count's Armsman is the Emperor. So when Cordelia needs to leave Tanery Base to rescue her son from Vordarian, the fact that Bothari, the Armsman seconded to her, is under orders to stay there is a problem. Then Bothari explains that when the Count's heir seconded him to her, he said to obey her orders as if they were his own. And since that heir, Aral Vorkosigan, was ''the Imperial Regent'' (even if he wasn't thinking of himself in that position when giving the order), that meant Cordelia has the legal authority of the Emperor as far as Bothari is concerned.
29th Jul '16 2:29:23 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' - Sydney argues that a laser can pass through an force field because light can pass through in a tabletop superhero RPG in the [[http://www.grrlpowercomic.com/archives/48 first]] [[http://www.grrlpowercomic.com/archives/55 three]] [[http://www.grrlpowercomic.com/archives/57 comics]], setting up just how DangerouslyGenreSavvy she is.

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* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' - Sydney argues that a laser can pass through an force field because light can pass through in a tabletop superhero RPG in the [[http://www.grrlpowercomic.com/archives/48 first]] [[http://www.grrlpowercomic.com/archives/55 three]] [[http://www.grrlpowercomic.com/archives/57 comics]], setting up just how DangerouslyGenreSavvy savvy she is.
22nd Jul '16 1:39:21 PM rva98014
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': A police officer, not a lawyer, but Judy knows the laws of Zootopia backwards and forwards and uses that very often to work her way around obstacles, such as blackmailing the owner of an ice cream parlor with a health code violation, Nick with felony tax evasion, and working her way into a locked vehicle compound citing probable cause because Nick went in there without permission to grab her pen and she simply followed him inside.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': A police officer, not a lawyer, but Judy Hopps knows the laws of Zootopia backwards and forwards and uses that very often to work her way around obstacles, such as blackmailing the owner of an ice cream parlor with a health code violation, Nick with felony tax evasion, and working her way into a locked vehicle compound citing probable cause because Nick went in there without permission to grab her pen and she simply followed him inside.
5th Jul '16 11:59:41 AM DaibhidC
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* Albert Haddock in AP Herbert's ''Misleading Cases in the Common Law'' is a rules lawyer for the actual law, able to twist any statute or precedent into supporting a completely ludicrous case, and leading unfortunate judges to have to rule on things like whether a motor car traversing a flooded road could be considered a boat.
1st Jul '16 9:44:04 AM Robinton
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** [[http://www.minmaxboards.com/index.php?topic=2548.0, The Fastest Metal Man]]. Rules Lawyering = [[YouFailPhysicsForever moving faster than the speed of light]].

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** [[http://www.minmaxboards.com/index.php?topic=2548.0, 0 The Fastest Metal Man]]. Rules Lawyering = [[YouFailPhysicsForever moving faster than the speed of light]].
26th Jun '16 5:20:05 PM DrImpossible
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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' - Hank has to tell Bobby to stop playing 'lawyerball' instead of actually trying to win.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' - Hank has to tell teaches Bobby to stop playing 'lawyerball' instead of actually trying to win.play baseball:
26th Jun '16 5:16:22 PM DrImpossible
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* ''WhateleyUniverse'' has Elaine Nalley, codenamed "Loophole." She earned her codename ''days'' into her first term by constantly abusing loopholes in the school rulebook. Her lawyering is so extensive that her Mutant ID has no actual details beyond "Homo Sapiens, Further notations pending court trial." She doesn't fully manifest her powers until her sophomore combat final because she'd managed to talk her way out of everything that could cause her to manifest up to that point.

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* ''WhateleyUniverse'' has Elaine Nalley, codenamed "Loophole." She earned her codename ''days'' into her first term by constantly abusing loopholes in the school rulebook. Her lawyering is so extensive that her Mutant ID has no actual details beyond "Homo Sapiens, Further notations pending court trial." She doesn't fully manifest her powers until her sophomore combat final because she'd managed to talk her way out of everything that could cause her to manifest up to that point. Even then, it only manifests because her coach tries to murder her by flinging a car at her.
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