* Randall Munroe of ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' apparently does ''not'' like it when people try this on him. Black Hat Guy shares his distaste in [[http://xkcd.com/169/ one]] IndulgentFantasySegue.
** The [[http://xkcd.com/1160/ trebuchet club flyer]] may be a bit subtle due to this.
** It's not ''that'' hard to [[https://xkcd.com/1206/ prove Einstein wrong.]]
* An early arc in ''Webcomic/PvP'' features Brent DM-ing a particularly tyrannical game of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. During one instance Francis rolls to see if his character runs into any traps in a dungeon.
-->'''Francis:''' I roll to detect traps.\\
'''Brent:''' You don't find any.\\
'''Francis:''' All clear, guys!\\
''Francis' character is immediately set upon all sides by poisonous gas, arrows, and finally crushed underneath a boulder.''\\
'''Francis:''' You said there weren't any traps!\\
'''Brent:''' No, I said you don't find any.
* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'':
** An inspector tried to create an angry mob to get Sam Starfall's ass handed to him, but a series of misunderstanding soon turned the angry mob into a ''frightened'' one, and the inspector correctly suspect that [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff900/fv00828.htm Sam is behind it]].
** In [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1600/fv01527.htm another instance,]] the Mayor cripples Florence by ordering her to be silent, and since Florence is hardcoded to obey humans, she cannot speak ''at all''. Sam manages to [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1600/fv01546.htm find a loophole]] by sending the Mayor a message that paraphrases to "If you don't say otherwise, we'll assume your order has been cancelled" and couching it in enough of his personal annoying diatribe that it makes the Mayor livid. She sends back a massively hate-filled response chewing him out, but forgets to include anything saying her order still stands.
** A restauranteur catches Sam And Max both trying to skip out on paying the lunch bill. They wash dishes in a race to see who has to pay. [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff600/fv00591.htm Loser pays both bills.]]
** A woman tells a robot to hide on a plane until it is brought into the hangar, so if anyone asks she can say he was hiding on the plane until it was brought into the hangar.
--->''[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2400/fc02390.htm "Just because something is true doesn't mean it's not a lie."]]''
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0562.html Therkla disobeys]] the clear intent of her orders and lays the blame elsewhere, on the ground that she had tried to obey ''exactly'' the orders she was given, and the fall guy had tried to obey the intent. Her superior lets it slide because weaseling out of responsibility for your own actions is a political skill he had taught her personally, and he's proud of her progress -- but to be clear, he also gives the explicit order that ''next'' time, she is to do exactly what everyone already knew he wanted her to do.
** Lampshaded by Tarquin, who promises to a diplomat that his forces will join a battle the next day but doesn't specify which side they will join. When they join the opposing side, he quips:
--->'''Tarquin:''' ... And here I was worried all night that you were going to figure it out early. I mean, I thought I just made it, like, WAY too obvious, but I guess it all worked out, huh?
** In another instance, Redcloak chews out Xykon for endangering the life of their prisoner, O-Chul, making him fight gladiatorial combat with various monsters for Xykon's amusement, prompting Xykon to swear that he "won't put the paladin in any type of enclosure with any animal, magical beast or aberration, as part of an attempt to entertain ourselves." As soon as Redcloak leaves the room, Xykon tells his other minion, Tsukiko, to create some undead gladiators for O-Chul to fight.
** Surprisingly, the [[TheDitz Monster in the Darkness]] also pulls one, but certainly not intentionally:
--->'''Hobgoblin:''' Are you sure the Supreme Leader said this was OK? \\
'''[=MitD=]:''' Oh, yeah, he gave me a direct order. \\
''(flashback)'' \\
'''[=MitD=]:''' Hey, Redcloak, I need-- \\
'''Redcloak:''' Go bother someone else.
** When one character comes to an Evil necromancer named Grubwiggler as a last resort to resurrect [[spoiler:Roy Greenhilt]], she gets the idea that maybe Grubwiggler intends to "revive" the corpse as some form of Undead. She uses a Sense Motive spell to ensure that he's telling the truth when he tells her that he will not create an Undead out of the corpse... he doesn't tell her that what he does intend to do is transform it into a bone golem, which under D&D rules is a Construct, not an Undead.
** Roy had once asked an oracle where Xykon currently was, and had received the answer "on his throne". When he later returns to the same oracle, he [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0331.html deliberately forms his question to be as immune to twisting as possible]]. Ironically, however, this makes him receive a ''worse'' answer, because his phrasing of the question had limited Xykon's next attack to one of two possible locations, and Xykon had chosen to TakeAThirdOption. The Oracle tried to get Roy to word his question in a way that would allow him to give the proper answer, but Roy was having none of it. The very next strip has Elan [[TheDitz of all people]] pointing out Roy's error... but moments later the party triggers the [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Memory Charm]] around the Oracle's tower so that the only thing they remember from the visit with the Oracle was the answers he gave to their specific questions. Thus eliminating the advance warning they would've otherwise had of Xykon's imminent attack.
--->'''The Oracle:''' Yes, you've certainly managed to cunningly outsmart yourself at the very least.
** Durkon, a very lawful character, averts being LawfulStupid nicely when he convinces [[KnightTemplar Miko]] that the team wasn't trying to escape, their cages were open because of a mechanical defect. When questioned later he says that he considers "able to be picked by a rogue" to be a pretty big defect. More crucially, he gets around the fact that the other party members left their cells by stating that the '''five''' of them, as in ''collectively'', didn't leave the cells (he stayed in his).
** Subtle example in the IFCC's negotiations with Vaarsuvius. "We simply don't need to trick you if we can get what we want by playing it straight." sounds a lot like "We aren't tricking you." without saying anything of the sort.
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0935.html Vaarsuvius attributes being able to defeat]] [[spoiler:the psion Laurin Shattersmith]] to "a combination of observations, calculations, and superior intelligence" -- not mentioning that [[spoiler:they mean ''military'' intelligence, i.e. a full briefing on her abilities, courtesy of Sabine]].
** When O-Chul was asked if he was the one who [[spoiler:destroyed the Azure City Gate]], he admits that he did decide to do that, and it was his blade that did the deed. He also roundabout admits that he's engaging in this trope, by immediately adding that he won't elaborate because [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead he won't speak ill of the dead]]. [[spoiler:The situation that caused him to decide to destroy the Gate had already been resolved, but Miko, not understanding this, took his sword from his (paralyzed) hands to finish the job as part of her KnightTemplar-ish [[VillainousBreakdown Breakdown]].]]
* A variant in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': To shut Black Mage up, omnipotent {{Jerkass}} Sarda invents a spell that makes Black Mage vomit his entire digestive tract. Black Mage later attempts to use the spell and [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2006/04/29/episode-689-backfire/ winds up vomiting his entire digestive tract again]], because, in Black Mage's own words, "When Sarda casts a spell to hurt you, and you learn that spell, '''[[MagicAIsMagicA you learn to cast a spell that hurts you.]]'''" In other words, Sarda didn't create a spell that makes ''the target'' vomit up its digestive tract. He created a spell that makes ''Black Mage'' vomit up his digestive tract. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Even if it's Black Mage casting the spell.]] Sarda later [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/05/23/episode-1131-turnabout-isnt-fair-play/ does something similar with a reality-altering spell]]. It's not so much a spell to alter reality as ''the caster'' sees fit, as to alter reality as ''Sarda'' sees fit.
* The author of ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' once posted to the forums: "Emily is not a lesbian. Ash does not like boys." As GenreSavvy as the forum is, he may as well have posted "Em is bi" then and there, back when it [[TransparentCloset wasn't so obvious from the strip]].
* In [[http://shotgunshuffle.com/?p=193 a strip of ]] ''Webcomic/ShotgunShuffle'', Quinn tells Ellie not to set foot in her room. Once Quinn leaves, Ellie goes into her room by walking on her hands.
* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''
** [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1565#comic On how to stay a virgin.]]
** Also [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?db=comics&id=618#comic this strip.]]
* ''Home on the Strange'': Seth denies having a superhero outfit. He does not in fact have ''a'' superhero outfit. He has seven.
* In ''Webcomic/HeadTrip'', Mal gives a ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fangirl a [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20101224.html Christmas present.]] A present with dark, brooding eyes, pale skin, and is cold as ice to the touch. A gift that sparkles in the sunlight. The Fangirl is '''''NOT''''' amused.
* ''Webcomic/EvilDiva'': [[http://www.evildivacomics.com/?p=839 Diva's mom tweaks this to insinuate that Loki might know something.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Roza}}'' [[http://www.junglestudio.com/roza/?date=2008-07-21 "I didn't follow you, I followed the goat."]] (Which follows her.)
* In ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', when [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp06142011.shtml Davan's boss makes a request,]] [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp06152011.shtml Davan makes it happen]].
** The 2016 Christmas season has an arc where Davan's neighbor, Mr. Gibson, asks Davan to put up some Christmas decorations but specifically asks that they not include TheKrampus. Davan starts making decorations based on different gory Christmas legends instead. [[spoiler:[[BatmanGambit Mr. Gibson expected this]]; it's just that three other families in the neighborhood were doing Krampus already]].
** When Vanessa's boss [[http://somethingpositive.net/sp11102017.shtml asks her to dress nicer for work]]:
-->"So, ignore the syllabus. Today we're going over the philosophy of following instructions in the most petty way possible."
* Doc Scratch from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. He prides himself on never lying (except in the short term, in service of a joke), but he's still deceptive. He deceives by strongly implying things, abusing hypothetical terms, and presenting just enough information to lead his marks to the wrong conclusion--while none of his direct statements are ever incorrect. In other words, Scratch lies through omission frequently--and when questioned about this, he smugly claims that said concept is a "human" one since mortals can never be in possession of ''all'' information and that everyone who talks to him "asks the wrong questions". Such is his talent with this that [[spoiler:he successfully tricks [[TheSmartGuy Rose]] into not destroying the Green Sun, but ''creating'' it in the first place, and she doesn't even realise it until it's created]].
** Then there's the exchange between Jake and Dirk in which Jake states that "it's not like [Dirk's] from a [[spoiler:century in the future]]", to which Dirk replies "Well. No." Dirk is definitely not from ''one'' [[spoiler:century in the future; he's from ''four'' centuries in the future]].
* A Demoness in ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' uses this when offering a DealWithTheDevil; she claims to be the guardian of the [[MacGuffin Orb of Bloodlight]], and offers a trade of "one soul for one orb". Dies-Horribly offers up himself for the bargain, and is given a non-magical orb made of ordinary blue stone instead. The demon gloats that Dies should have specified which orb he wanted when the deal was made. It comes back to haunt her immediately afterwards; Dies' [[EmpathicWeapon magical arm]] apparently possesses a soul of its own, because the demoness is horrified to learn that she claimed two souls instead of one, and accuses the goblins of trickery. The "powers that be" deem her guilty of breaking a demonic contract, and [[FateWorseThanDeath banish her to the plane of torture]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-12-04 Satan makes the mistake of asking whether Blue's loyalties are clear. She can assure him they are, even though the last panel shows she has Fuschia's Nerf pitchfork and butterfly picture in her room, because only being loyal to Satan, too, would cause a conflict.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2005-10-16 Slick tells God to make things different. God makes everything dark -- which is different.]]
* When he realises that Gail from ''Webcomic/{{Thunderstruck}}'' can detect lies, the leader of a morally dubious group reassures her she has nothing to worry about because his men will have orders not to harm her sister. He then issues those orders once she's out of earshot.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'', [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/fcd-28/#.T2-tPdm6SuI the farmer's clever daughter is told she may take any one thing she likes when she is sent away from the king's castle.]] She takes the king.
* In ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', Abel, confronted with an adventuring team looking for a [[EmotionEater Cubi]] ''from'' Lost Lake claimed by a seer to have killed a former teammate, claims to be the only Cubi ''at'' Lost Lake to protect a long-standing resident on a month-long sojourn who may have been indirectly and unwittingly responsible for the teammate's death.
* In ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'', the author's response to a fan who asked if the character Kalki was the daughter of another character was that she was her daughter, but her mother had never given birth. Later on we learn that [[spoiler:Snadhya'rune, her mother, never has given birth -- Kalki was carried outside her womb thanks to the technology of the [[MadScientist Jaal'darya clan]], but it still Snadhya'rune's biological daughter]].
* In ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'', Mars signed a treaty preventing them from deploying military force beyond the orbit of Deimos. The treaty says nothing about self-defense weaponry capable of destroying a capital ship, [[spoiler: nor does it forbid moving Deimos to orbit Venus]]
* In ''Webcomic/AvasDemon'', [[http://www.avasdemon.com/pages.php?page=0268 Wraitha restores Ava to her old life and says that since Ava didn't ask for different, she has fulfilled her part.]] [[spoiler:BewareTheNiceOnes, Wraitha.]]
* In ''Webcomic/ElfOnlyInn'', King Herman is a paladin, who is immune to PvP damage, trying to reason with the Dorum brothers. Dor Dorum starts shooting him with a flamethrower to the face. Herman asks Dor to "lower his weapon." Dor responds by [[http://www.elfonlyinn.net/d/20061113.html shooting the flamethrower at Herman's crotch]].
* PlayedForDrama in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Abraham was a wizard's apprentice who enchanted a diamond to remove curses (originally meant for a werewolf) -- but it turned out to [[EnemyWithout physically separate]] the curses instead, curing the cursed individual while also manifesting a living copy of their cursed form. Unable to destroy the diamond, Abraham swore an oath to God that he would kill the cursed forms every time it was used. And that went well, until the curse was a GenderBender and the cursed form was an [[OppositeSexClone innocent teenage girl]] instead of a dangerous monster. Abraham was horrified to realize this, but [[ToBeLawfulOrGood felt compelled to kill her anyway]] because of [[IGaveMyWord his oath]]. At the last minute, Nanase manages to convince him to stop because, although following the [[ExactWords letter of his oath]], he would in fact be violating the ''spirit'' of his oath -- to protect people.
* ''WebComic/{{Precocious}}'':
** Autumn [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2013/04/26 offers to wash the dishes]]. She did ''not'' say anything about washing pots, pans, silverware...
** Later, Bette [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic//2013/10/02 orders the kids to run one mile]](approximately), but forgets to specify they do it in the designated track. As the other kids dash away, Max notes that they ''are'' following directions... approximately.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** The official reports on the Other's attack on Castle Heterodyne stated that the seneschal and Carson von Mekkahn's son were killed, as Carson was known to have served as seneschal for decades most assumed that the entire von Mekkahn line was dead. What most didn't know was that Carson had retired just a few days earlier and was safe at home playing with his newborn grandson when his son, the new seneschal was killed. They didn't particularly feel like correcting the error.
** The oath that the Jagers took when signing up with the Baron was that ''"No Jager is to enter Mechanicsburg until a Heterodyne is once again in residence"'' a.k.a. once the Doom Bell has been rung to officially announce the succession of a new Heterodyne. However, it said nothing at all about being ''underneath'' Mechanicsburg, which is why there's a bar and hospital housing at least a hundred or so injured Jagers who are waiting for a Heterodyne to repair them, at sub-sub-sub basement level.
* In ''Angels2200'', when Lance is disguised as Loser while wearing her vac suit, he tells Whiskey that [[CannotTellALie his programming forbids him from deceiving members of the crew]], but that since they're asking for Loser, he won't have to respond and blow his cover. Unfortunately, the people calling for her then ask for the occupant of his vac suit, which he realizes he will have to answer.
* As part of one ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' mini-series, Ganondorf and Bowser swap enemies to take them down easier. When Link sees that he has to fight Bowser, Navi confidently announces that they can't lose because Link has a fireproof tunic. However, it turns out that it doesn't make Link fireproof as well.
** Another example in 'Dededoo'. A character who looks like, but [[SubvertedTrope isn't]], a PaperThinDisguise of Dedede, comes to kirby's door and announces an intention to "CLEAN YOUR CLOCK!!!". He proceeds to wipe down kirby's grandfather clock with a damp rag and then exit peacefully.
* ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'' does it all the time, often in a way that counts as LoopholeAbuse:
** When Lord Stanley is directing Wanda's channeling of the Summon Perfect Warlord Spell, he makes [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%201/17 specific and bizarre requirements]]. The person summoned by the spell -- Parson Gotti, an obsessive gamer geek from our world -- exactly fits the wording of the requirements, just not in the way Stanley intended.
** Later, Stanley orders Parson to shut up until ordered to speak. As Parson's Overlord, his orders are magically binding. Parson quickly gets around the order by exploiting a loophole: nobody said it had to be Stanley himself who would order him to speak.
** While Stanley is debating an issue, [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%202/83 Maggie asks if she can give him a suggestion.]] Stanley says "sure" and immediately takes a Suggestion spell in the face.
** In the prequel Book 0, Charlie made a Deal of a Lifetime with Faq units, including Jillian, Wanda and Jack, one of the conditions for which was magically compelling them to never reveal what they learned about his past. The deal was explicitly said to last for the unit's lifetime, and Jack is freed from it after his death and [[BackFromTheDead decryption]].
* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' has [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1066.html this]] [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1059.html case]]: the players wonder what kind of SingleBiomePlanet Bespin will be. The GM promises "there won't be one type of land on the planet." There isn't a single type of land. Only gas.
* In ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', Matt's vow to himself that he won't so much as look at another woman until he wins Kiley back would be a bit more authentically noble if [[spoiler:he wasn't bisexual]]. (Strip #1079, October 06, 2015, NSFW.)
* In ''Webcomic/WelcomeToChastity'' the main character, Mei, moves into a town where all the women have insanely huge breasts and is told by her extremely busty roommate that that's the case for all the women living in the town. The next morning Mei finds out that her roommate was being literal, as her breasts have gone from flat chested to D-cups overnight.
* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'': In order to release Sandra from the grasp of a big guy, Viv convinces him that she will punish her herself, telling him that she will "make her hurt in ways even you can't manage". True enough, she proceeds to make Sandra face her humanity and makes her realize what she has done when she succumbed to her demonic urges.
-->'''Viv:''' Growth '''is''' painful, you know?
* ''Webcomic/TerrorIsland'':
** Liln has to call Sid a "privateer wordsmith" because she lost a bet; they were arguing over whether Pluto was the farthest planet, but both failed to specify what it was farthest ''from'' and so Sid clarified that he meant "farthest from Pluto".
** In [[http://www.terrorisland.net/strips/066.html Strip #66]], Sid tells Jame "don't panic, but there's a small chance that, through no fault of my own, I may have summoned a demon into you". Jame is definitely possessed, but there's a small chance it wasn't Sid's fault.
** From [[http://www.terrorisland.net/strips/027.html Strip #27]]:
-->'''York''': Stephen, your word is "Camelopard".\\
'''Stephen''': Can you use it in a sentence?\\
'''York''': Almost certainly.\\
'''Stephen''': Sorry, ''will'' you use it in a sentence?\\
'''York''': Probably not. It isn't a very common word.
** In [[http://www.terrorisland.net/strips/162.html Strip #162]], the Green Grocer responds to the others not wanting to hear his story with "alright, but if you don't want to hear my story, you won't get to hear about werewolf valkyries". He was telling the truth, he just omitted the fact that they wouldn't get to hear about werewolf valkyries either way.
** In [[http://www.terrorisland.net/strips/243.html Strip #243]], Sid asks Jame "If I don't know anything about skating boards, then how do you explain my undefeated record?"
-->'''Jame''': I give up. How?\\
'''Sid''': Oh, easy. I've never entered any competitions before.
* In ''Webcomic/TwoGuysAndGuy'', [[http://www.twogag.com/archives/3821 Frank creates a device]] that he claims will kill anyone on Earth at the push of a button, which it will do by [[DoomsdayDevice blowing up the Earth itself]], killing your target [[PyrrhicVictory along with yourself]] and everyone else. He mentions that he's having trouble marketing it, for some reason.
* ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'' makes this trope an important point during the Wild Hunt arc. The fae are bound by boons, which makes it important to word them correctly so that Loopholes can't be exploited. In particular, an unseleigh fae princeling promises the hero a boon if he survives the Wild Hunt "til the rooster crows the dawn". [[spoiler: Thus, he rigs the bet by killing every rooster in the area, thus meaning that there's no rooster to crow the dawn. Luckily, one of the hero's allies happened to be nicknamed "the Rooster" for her convincing rooster calls.]]
* Webcomic/SchlockMercenary: one storyline has Tagon's Toughs acting as security for an 'archeological dig'; a side discussion has Tagon order Kevyn to stay "up there, away from all of those crowds of 'somebody else'." Kevin realizes Tagon DIDN'T say not to investigate from the ship... Tagon later uses Kevin's study to pull a BatmanGambit in renegotiating the contract.
--> "Come on. I gave you an order with loopholes in it."