Well, my original post wasn't trying to predict what would happen, but various ways in which Dr. McNinja could cop out of death using logic alone. It originally did a breakdown point by point deconstruction of the rule explaining all of the potential flaws that could be exploited (and broke off into several branches), but it didn't go through (which is good, since it was probably waaay too detailed to begin with (I got through 16 or so different flaws within the rule, not including various branches)). The reason being that I think that there will be some cop-out involved involving the rule down the road, and if there is, I'd much rather have it be one of the harder to guess ways.
I also considered that the rule specifically could be interpreted as them being confined "to the center", but omitted that because I rushed out the second reply, and didn't think of it as being as likely of a copout to be used. There was another possibility as well, that the rule was ironclad enough that he can't escape the Nasghast's wrath, and would instead have to cheat death instead, but that can be ruled out as well because Hastings would probably get the criticism of repeating himself.