* Elaine E. Nalley in the WhateleyUniverse is so notorious for doing this at Whateley Academy that the headmistress gave her the codename Loophole. As a RulesLawyer, this can cause problems. Eventually, she discovers that the administration believes in Rule Zero.
** In another Whateley example, Jobe Wilkin's mandatory school codename is... Jobe Wilkins. It's not just megalomania, given his notoriety as the only son[[note]]At least at first, this is Whateley after all[[/note]] of the setting's CaptainErsatz of Dr. Doom he figures he's not going to go unrecognized in any event.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD9UkVfkPHM Ain't no rule that vampires can't be gymnasts!]]
* [[http://www.x-entertainment.com/messages/649.html Skeletor competes in a Pokémon match]]
* In the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', the 1964 Summer Olympics saw both the United States and the Soviet Union field teams filled to the brim with super-humans. In some cases, the "athletes" were quite obviously superhuman. Olympic officials swiftly closed the loophole that allowed superhuman "athletes" and disqualified both teams before competition actually began.
* A big problem in TheSalvationWar is that nobody has made laws pertaining to the dead, which causes quite a few legal headaches.
** Another time, a British colonel tried to take over the command of Free Hell, only to be stopped by [[spoiler:Julius Ceaser]] who points out that because of the amount of people under his command, he is technically a general.
* ''Literature/SkippysList'' has examples:
--> 124. Two drink limit does not mean first and last.
--> 125. Two drink limit does not mean two kinds of drinks.
--> 126. Two drink limit does not mean the drinks can be as large as I like.
--> 127. "No Drinking Of Alcoholic Beverages" does not imply that a Jack Daniel's® IV is acceptable.
--> 135. An order to put polish on my boots means the whole boot.
* Machinima/RedVsBlue has an example of [[RefugeInAudacity double abuse]]. [[spoiler: Director Church was told he could only have one AI, but nobody said you couldn't torture the AI until it fractured and developed multiple personality disorder, then harvest the personalities as independent AIs. When called on the fact that AIs are considered living beings as far as laws on torture go, Director Church points out that there are many laws about what you are not allowed to do to other people, but no laws about what you are allowed to inflict on yourself, and the AI was a copy of his own mind.]] It's pretty blatant, because according to season 10 ''he got his doctorate in the theory of doing it''. Did ... nobody think he was serious?
** He even gave lectures about it for the Freelancers ''and their AI'', and the only CT and Sigma figured out that he was actually doing it, though they reacted so strongly that they sparked most of the rest of the series.
* ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', the fourth Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses anniversary special, has one just in the second trailer. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is placed under house arrest. His solution? [[spoiler: Turn the house into a spaceship.]]
--> '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick:''' But Critic, won't this violate your house arrest?
--> '''Critic:''' Why? [[ExactWords I'm not leaving the house]].
* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s Dan Seitz has described [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18753_the-6-most-creative-abuses-loopholes.html The 6 Most Creative Abuses of Loopholes]]. Highlights include buying 12,000+ cups of pudding to earn millions of free airline miles.
* This very wiki. Tropes that belong in the YMMV section are usually given red bullet points when put into the main section unless the words "in universe" are used. Putting the phrase in universe, regardless of context will remove the red bullet point.
** Ain't no rule stating "Web Original" can't have examples from real life, like "most people on the Internet complain about X".
* More than a few entries on the list of ''Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG'' start with the phrase, "Even if the rules allow it..."
* On WereAlive, Kelly falls asleep on guard duty and doesn't hear [[ThemeTwinNaming Latch and Scratch]] knocking at the door. Michael threatens to kick Kelly out for violating the rules, only for Kelly [[RulesLawyer (a lawyer)]] to point out that the rules say that while everyone has to take turns on guard duty there's no rule against sleeping on duty.
* In ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries'' Applejack figured out the way to get Twilight to cancel her Celestia-mandated sleepover: dare her to do it in Truth or Dare.
** In the spinoff episode ''Rainbow Dash Presents [[Fanfic/RainbowFactory Captain Hook the Biker Gorilla]]'', the rules for the flight exam state that a pegasus taking the exam can't be helped by a pegasus (or a bizzaro pegasus). Meaning that the Earth pony Apple Bloom and the [[spoiler: demon possessing a]] unicorn Thrackerzod can help Scootaloo. This being a flight proficiency exam though, they pretty much guaranteed that Scootaloo would bomb the exam, setting the plot in motion.
* In one episode of Creator/AchievementHunter's ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeries Let's Play Minecraft]]'', Geoff ends up robbing Gavin of a victory when he points out that he can't kill Gavin in the safe zone, there's no rule that he can't take the iron ore he's turning into ingots. Which he does.
** Ryan Haywood of the group is known for this. To the point where Geoff had to stop and specifically tell Ryan the ''only'' way to kill people.
*** Gavin pulls this on Ryan during a Let's Play with ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''. The LP was of them trying to see who could fill up their new Sanity Meter first. Ryan is the first one there, but Gavin declares that he doesn't count because he's ''already crazy''. They're quick to agree to that and that the second one there is the real winner.
** In another GTA V Let's Play, Michael ends up winning for his team when his airplane breaks apart and he lands in the water safely, allowing him to make the winning score. Next round, Ryan ''immediately'' dives into the water, forcing an ObviousRulesPatch.
* After being inundated with annoying [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/confession-bear Confession Bear]] image macros in the meme thread, SomethingAwful followed {{Reddit}}'s lead([[ArchEnemy !]]) and declared a [[BearsAreBadNews "No Bear Macros"]] week. People immediately began looking for loopholes:
-->"''Only'' Confession Bear?" -- ''All'' bears\\
"Does [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/spurdo-sparde Spurdo]] count?" -- He's a badly-drawn Pedobear (not some kind of weird otter like that person thought) so yes\\
"Do [[ManlyGay hairy men]] count?" -- ....\\
"What about a very small picture of a bear, a -- shall we say -- micro image?" -- No (grudgingly)\\
"How about a funny picture of a bear (not Confession Bear or any other meme-related bear) without words?" -- No ('''very''' grudgingly)
** After the last one the moderator promptly issued a ban on ''all'' bear-related pictures
-->'''Brother Johnathan:''' AAAAAAAHHH!! '''Immediate rules change''' No bears at all. None. No bear pictures, no bear macros, no bear memes.
** Of course, someone promptly posted a picture of [[http://i.imgflip.com/3lnby.jpg an anime character]] who apparently skirts the rules...[[labelnote]]It's Teddie from ''VideoGame/Persona4''[[/labelnote]]
-->'''Missing Name:''' Fuck, I don't know whether this would count or not. He isn't... anything, but at the same time, he wears a bear suit on occasion, and makes horrible bear puns, [[MindScrew but he's not a bear]]
** ...and a [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Chicago Bear]], and [[Film/{{Brave}} a bear-centric sorceress]].
* [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/633459 A boy decides to use his third wish for another genie.]] The current genie, while admitting it's never happened before, [[AreYouSureYouWantToDoThat strongly advises against it]], and... well, just watch.
* Website/{{GameFAQs}} has a word filter to prevent users from making posts with offensive words or other terms with an unwholesome background. Naturally, one could just try to invoke this trope by partially censoring the word, but the site's terms of use defy it by making bypassing the censors a specific, punishable violation.
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