* In one album of ''ComicBook/DeRodeRidder'' ("''The Red Knight''", a Belgian comic), a villain tricks the hero into swearing an oath not to use his sword against him. The Red Knight, being TheFettered, is honor-bound to keep it, even when the villain eventually attacks. [[spoiler: He circumvents it by giving his sword to his female sidekick, who is not bound by the oath and still carries a grudge against the villain for a KickTheDog moment earlier in the album. The results are... messy.]]
* Subverted in an issue of ''ComicBook/SpiderMan''; Spidey is riding on top of a car as it drives through New York (with the driver's consent). A cop pulls up next to them.
-->'''Spider-Man:''' Bet you a buck this isn't covered by traffic regulations.\\
''(Next panel, Spidey is holding a citation)''\\
'''Spider-Man:''' Huh. It is. Who knew?
* This is subverted in a ''WesternAnimation/PowerpuffGirls'' comic. When Mojo Jojo tells Fuzzy Lumpkins that a high-tech weapon that landed on Fuzzy's yard is his, Fuzzy says, "I don't see your name on it!" (The same thing he said to the Girls when ''they'' tried to get it.) Mojo responds by turning it around; his name ''is'' on it. (Fuzzy decides to stop using loopholes and just threaten him at that point.)
* A ''Desperate Dan'' comic in ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' has him deliver a grand piano to a friend, so he oils the castors, gives it a push and "drives" it down a motorway. On passing a police car, one of the policemen comments that there is nothing in the rulebook about a piano needing an M.O.T.
* In ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'', the most popular Mayor of Mega City One was Dave the Orangutan -- put forward by the Judges in an apparent attempt to discredit democracy since there was no specific rule against it. He was so popular that after he was assassinated the post was abolished for ten years due to the public feeling that no one could replace him.
* Invoked by [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]] in Creator/DonRosa's story "The Guardians Of The Lost Library". Unfortunately for him, it doesn't work.
-->'''Referee:''' Are you ''nuts?'' You can't conduct an archeological excavation in the middle of a soccer championship!\\
'''Scrooge:''' Oh, so? Show me that rule in the rulebook!\\
'''Assistant:''' Gosh, he's right! It ''is'' allowed by the "King Tut" rule of 1922!\\
'''Referee:''' No, the rule was ''voided'' after it resulted in a ''curse'' on whosoever dared enter the locker room!
* In ''GreenLantern'', this is used by the rulemakers themselves. The Guardians sent a Green Lantern to a particularly nasty planet and he is almost immediately killed, so the Green Lantern sends his ring out to find a worthy successor. Enter [[AntiHero Jack T. Chance]]. After "taking care" of a prominent threat on the planet, he is called back to Oa by the Guardians for discipline, but Jack says that he did what he had to do and would rather quit than be bound by the rules of the Guardians. The Guardians, lacking a suitable replacement for Jack, stated that a Green Lantern [[GoodIsNotNice was not required to be nice]] and gave him back the ring with provisions that it could not be used off of the planet Jack was stationed. The reason the Guardians were so annoyed with Chance was because of his own LoopholeAbuse. Green Lantern Rings couldn't be used to make [[ThouShaltNotKill lethal attacks]], so once Jack discovered this, he would use his ring to battle foes to the point of exhaustion - and then shoot them.
* Various forms of LoopholeAbuse crop up in ''FoxTrot''. Some examples can be found at that work's page.
* Used for laughs in the ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'' ''[[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand No Man's Land]]'' special. Robin is depressed about being banned from helping Batman. Superboy points out that Bats never said anything about YJ steering clear of Gotham. So he and Impulse go on a ROAD TRIP!
* In ''ComicBook/MegaMan'', the original six Robot Masters want to help Mega Man after his IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight, but they are programmed to destroy Mega Man. So they do... by destroying [[EvilTwin the Copy Robot]].
* LexLuthor once made a deal with Mxyzptlk where Mxy would provide Luthor with the means to render Superman powerless. Part of the deal was that Luthor must never tell Superman about Mxy's role in this. Not enjoying the idea of being unable to let {{Superman}} know how he defeated him, Luthor tried to circumvent that part of the deal by telling someone who would tell Superman about the deal. Luthor then told ''Clark Kent''.
* In "Marriage Vows" in ''The Haunt of Fear'' #15 the heroine wants to marry one Prince Dashing but is hampered by the fact that her father promised her hand in marriage to the ruler of a neighboring kingdom in exchange for a big fat loan. Let's just say that she finds a way to take that promise [[{{Squick}} very literally]]...
* In ''SgtRock: A Peace on Earth'', Sgt. Rock and a German soldier drink, smoke, and chat casually on Christmas Eve, 1944. Then the German warns him that he was ordered to shoot on sight, "...and I always follow orders." "Same here," says Rock, and they both shoot... [[spoiler:into the air.]]
* {{Deadpool}} once made a bet that he could get ComicBook/IronMan drunk. He then proceeded to steal Tony Stark's suit and get drunk while wearing it.
* In ''ComicBook/NewMutants'', [[TokenEvilTeammate Magik]], being who she [[SociopathicHero is]], is told by her teammates not to kill someone... She proceeds to send said person to Hell.
* Contrary to his usual portrayal, the Devil in ''CastleWaiting'' is explicitly stated to ''hate'' this trope, and the evil witch from the comic's version of ''Literature/SleepingBeauty'' making use of this (by technically cursing the princess as a young woman rather than as the baby she is at the time the curse is made) is one of several reasons she ends up on the wrong side of EvenEvilHasStandards.
* In "Comic/{{Vampirella}} and the Sultana's Revenge" the eponymous Sultana had the Sultan promise to never harm her. [[spoiler:So when he catches her being unfaithful, he instead has her force-fed, ruining the slimness and beauty she took pride in.]]
* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': After being hacked by [[AIIsACrapshoot A.D.A.M.]] and forced to help him in his plans, Jules is subsequently ordered to self-destruct after doing so. Jules instead exploits the fact that A.D.A.M. didn't actually specify ''when'' to self-destruct to hold it off until Sonic takes A.D.A.M. down.
* ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'': When Robotnik hijacks the Omni-Viewer and forces him to send Sonic and his friends into the future to enable him to TakeOverTheWorld without interference, Omni only sends them six months into the future, thus obeying Robotnik's orders while putting Sonic in a position to form LaResistance and set things right.
* In ''ComicBook/BatmanEternal'', the acting Commissioner specifically tells the GCPD to not arrest criminals tied up by Batman and to focus more on arresting him. Harvey Bullock decides that the nutcases can just go rot until they can free themselves.
* ''[[ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard Loki: Agent of Asgard]]'': a time-travelling Loki approaches Andavi, hoping to take his hoard for his own reasons, but Andavi will not give it up, and Andavi cannot be caught by hook or net, and no spell can hold him. So what does the trickster god do?
-->'''Narration:''' "And Loki reached into his carrying bag... [[spoiler: and brought forth an '''M20 recoilless rocket launcher'''.]] For Andavi could only guard against what he could think of. And while wily he was in the ways of magic... he was somewhat ''unimaginative''."
* In the ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' story "I'll Be Your Best Friend!", Josh Guthrie, younger brother of Cannonball and Husk, befriends a damaged Sentinel. However, when the Sentinel repairs itself enough that its mutant detection systems come back online, Josh throws himself between the robot and his family. Josh's able to use his command to protect him at all cost to get the Sentinel to realize he is a threat and kill himself.
* In an issue of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Team Up'', the Gang ends up going to Paradise Island, with Daphne and Velma getting Amazon training by ComicBook/WonderWoman. However, Shaggy, Scooby and Fred are stuck hanging around the Invisible Plane because no man can set foot on Paradise Island or they'd cause the Amazons there to lose their immortality. However, they do figure out a loophole and let Scooby loose - Scooby may be a male, but the rules said no ''man'', nothing about a ''dog''.