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About

"Screw the Rules, I have actually Money" is a catchphrase from the Yu-Gi-Oh! parody Yu-Gi-Oh: The Alinked Series.

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<8> It is used as a sarcastic response to an dispute or in an exadjust where someone has actually damaged a rule deliberately. The second half of the expression, "I have actually money," can likewise be provided as a snowclone wbelow "money" is changed into one more word that is appropriate to the situation.


Origin

The phrase was coined in the first episode of the series (shown listed below, left), uploaded via YouTube in 2006. In the episode, the charactures Yami Yugi and Kaiba are shown having their first duel in the time of which Kaiba summons three Blue-Eyed White Dragons in a solitary revolve, ignoring the ascendancy that only one monster can be summoned in the time of a revolve. When Yami inquiries him around it, Kaiba says "Screw the rules, I have actually money!"


Spread

In August 2006, "Screw the rules, I have money" was provided in a piece of Yu-Gi-Oh fanfiction titled "Strawberry Flavored Blueberries."<9> The following year, it was spotted in an episode of the Ace Attorney parody Phoenix Wrong<10>. Also in 2007, an entry for the expression was added to TV Tropes<1>, which uncovered other pop culture instances from television, movies and anime of people disconcerning set rules because of their wide range. A practice Yu-Gi-Oh card<13> for the phrase was created by fans in 2008. In 2009, the expression was initially defined on Urban Dictionary<11> and also the next year, a Facebook fan page<12> for the expression was establimelted, getting 1555 likes in two years. Image macros and fan art utilizing the expression are posted on deviantArt<14> and also Tumblr.<15> Additionally, the phrase continued to be used throughout the Yu-Gi-Oh Aconnected series (displayed below), with several variations popping up consisting of "Screw the rules, I have actually green hair" and also "Screw the money, I have rules."


Notable Examples

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On TvTropes

The pop society referral site TV Tropes has actually taken derivatives of the expression “Screw the rules, I have actually money” to recognize equivalent instances of self-exceptionalism found in various other locations, such as having actually connections in high places<3>, having actually the capacity to readjust the rules at will<4> and making use of one’s excellent looks to gain out of something.

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<5>As of October 2012, the trope is provided on TV Tropes’ Tropes of Legend page<7>, which catalogs the site’s most referenced tropes.