* 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 ''ComicBook/ThePowerpuffGirls'' 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 ''ComicStrip/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]].
* ComicBook/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 ''ComicBook/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.]]
* 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 ''ComicBook/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'': a time-travelling Loki approaches Andvari, hoping to take his hoard for their own reasons, but Andvari will not give it up, and Andvari 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 Andvari could only guard against what he could think of. And while wily he was in the ways of magic... he was somewhat ''unimaginative''."
** Later Loki's confronted with the fact that they'll always be the ''God of Lies'' and so (according to the one telling) destined to be evil. What do they do? They decide Lies are just [[spoiler:Stories]] and rebrand accordingly. It ''works''.
* 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 ''ComicBook/ScoobyDooTeamUp'',
** The Gang ends up going to Paradise Island, with Daphne and Velma getting Amazon training by ComicBook/WonderWoman. However, Shaggy 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, a loophole means Scooby ''can'' walk around normally - Scooby may be a male, but the rules said no ''man'', nothing about a ''dog''.
** Later, this trope is revealed as being the reason the day is able to be saved the manifestations of mythological creatures are revealed to be the work of the Duke of Deception, a minion of Ares. He had hoped the Amazons would call in outside help from a male, who he could knock off his steed, thereby causing his feet to touch the ground and stripping the Amazons of their power. However, even when Shaggy falls off his steed, Wonder Woman is still able to whip the Duke. Daphne suggests this is because Shaggy landed on his hind end; his ''feet'' never touched the ground. Shaggy says it could also be because he's "not much of a man."
* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', Elias Acorn is preparing to confront Amadeus Prower after he learns Tails and Rosemary had freed him, knowing that he's attempting to replace the monarchy with a democracy. He tells NICOLE not to wake his parents and alert them of the situation. As the two men fight, a third party steps in to stop the fight - Elias' sister, Sally, whom NICOLE points out he never said anything about.
* In one ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'' issue set during the time of the legendary ''ComicBook/IronMan'' storyline "Demon In A Bottle", Deadpool makes a DealWithTheDevil to get Iron Man vastly inebriated. However, Deadpool has a change of heart when he attempts to do so and Tony ends up getting sobered up when a nuclear plant is starting to go critical. Deadpool, not wanting Tony to get killed, knocks him out, steals his armor, paints it with the black markings to make it look like himself, gets ''himself'' plastered, and goes off to save the day. When the demon comes to rant at Deadpool for failing, Deadpool points out in the fine print of the contract that it specifically stated ''Iron Man'', not ''Tony Stark''.
* In ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers: Pink'' #1, this sort of thing is used to get Kimberly back as a Power Ranger after she gave up her powers to Kat in Season 3 - turns out just passing off your powers doesn't mean you're completely free of them and the more natural way was to have used the Sword of Light ([[ChekovsGun remember that?]]). Thus, Zordon and Alpha give Kim the Sword so she can become the Pink Ranger once more by using it to draw out its power.
* Kenton of ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'' likes to exploit those:
** The creators of Mastrell's Path were apparently too disdainful of "vulgar" weapons like swords to forbid them from the Path, letting Kenton - who's using the blade as a sort of magical "crutch" for his powers - to take his sword to the exam.
** When Sand Masters are slaughtered, the Taishin - heads of guilds - decide during a session to dismantle the whole profession before Kenton points out that technically, the Masters aren't dismantled ''yet'' and so their leader - one of the guild heads, after all - must be informed in advance of the Taishin session, or else all the proceedings are void. That there was no Mastrell for the last few weeks is no excuse.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' (and later ''ComicBook/AForce''), Nico Minoru's Staff of One can only cast each spell once. However, she's been able to get around this rule by casting spells in other languages, or by very specifically altering a spell's effect (for instance, instead of freezing someone solid, she freezes them to the exact temperature of a popsicle.)
* One famous story arc in ''ComicBook/{{Sturmtruppen}}'' had a soldier get around [[NakedPeopleAreFunny stark naked]] as a form of protest without retaliation because there was no rule they had to wear the uniform. After ''day'' spent researching the rules the captain discovered that [[SubvertedTrope there was a rule about the uniform being in perfect order]], so he went for that... [[DoubleSubversion Except the uniform]] ''[[DoubleSubversion was]]'' [[DoubleSubversion in perfect order, the soldier just wasn't wearing it]]. The rest of the platoon promptly starts go around naked.
** This story arc was adapted in TheMovie. As in the comic, the officers couldn't find a rule, so the soldiers started going around naked... Until the officers threatened to name them aides of a DepravedHomosexual general if they didn't wear the uniform in ten seconds.
* ''Franchise/GIJoe: Special Missions'' had an issue where Cobra stole the computers from the Skystriker and Conquest while at an airshow. They make their getaway by stealing the Vector and Maverick pursues them with the help of a crop duster pilot. The Vector and computers are recovered, but the crop duster is impounded. The pilot says he'd ask Maverick for a ride back to the airshow in the Vector, but acknowledges there's probably regulations against that. Maverick confirms that military regulations do not allow civilians to ride in military aircraft, but nothing says they can't fly the plane themselves.
* The ComicCodeAuthority died specifically because of this. As an industry mechanism for content control, StanLee found he couldn't get their approval on a Spider-Man Story that involved the dangers of drug use (requested by the Government no less). While the CCA had a list of content restrictions that violated approval, Stan realized it forbade publishing with an approval seal, but not publishing the story without the approval seal. So for the two issues of Spider-man featuring the story, it was unapproved when it hit the stands and then the approval seal was replaced when the arch was done. The praise for the story's handling of the subject matter and the fuss over getting it to publish revealed just how little bite the CCA had and they became an artifact soon there after.