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21st May '16 11:15:47 AM Snipertoaster
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* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', the Arkham Knight has Batman trapped in a room with a hostage, and he explains to his men that the huge bat on Batman's chest is a decoy, and the point where the Batsuit is the most heavily-armored. Considering that this target is over Batman's center of mass, this makes sense. Later on, Batman and James Gordon have a standoff with Scarecrow on a rooftop [[spoiler: where the latter presents Gordon with a SadisticChoice. His daughter's life, or Batman's. Gordon shoots Batman right in the bat symbol, causing the latter to fake his death, and then when Scarecrow [[ILied drops Barbara to her death]], [[DivingSave Batman swoops in and catches her]]]].
-->'''Batman:''' Are you hurt?\\
[[spoiler: '''Oracle:''' I thought dad killed you]].\\
'''Batman:''' [[spoiler: *taps perforated bat symbol* He knew what he was doing]].
8th Apr '16 4:24:44 PM morenohijazo
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** At the start of episode 5, when building a dirt bridge towards the Sky City, Ivor builds a skull with lava dropping from its eyes. Later, when [[spoiler:Aiden throws Jesse off Sky City]], he has to dodge that lava when falling.
8th Apr '16 1:22:11 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'':
** The beacon-based contraption the Ocelots were building is what allowed Jesse and his friends to find their way back to Endercon if Jesse takes the "Saving Reuben" route.
** At one point during the game, Axel can be seen watching an attraction involving chickens. Breaking the machine behind said attraction is a possible solution to get past the usher (due to him being afraid of them).
** [[spoiler:Soren's base being overrun with Endermen ends up becoming part of a plan to defeat the Wither Storm by using them to tear its body apart.]]
** In episode 1, you can accidentally make a lever while trying to create a sword. If you did this, Jesse will use the lever to [[spoiler: open a secret passageway]] in episode 4.
24th Feb '16 5:43:47 AM MegaMarioMan
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* In ''RatchetAndClank Future: Tools of Destruction'', The Plumber gives the heroes at one point a "3 3/4 centicubit hexagonal washer" "just in case". This item is utterly worthless through the game until the final cutscene, where they use it to [[spoiler: fix the Dimensionator before a massive black hole swallows them up]].

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* In ''RatchetAndClank Future: Tools of Destruction'', ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction'', [[RecurringTraveler The Plumber Plumber]] gives the heroes at one point a "3 3/4 centicubit hexagonal washer" "just in case". This item is utterly worthless through the game until the final cutscene, where they use it to [[spoiler: fix the Dimensionator before a massive black hole swallows them up]].
25th Jan '16 11:43:40 AM Willbyr
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* ''HotelDusk'' features multiple subversions. First, the inconspicuous sewing machine and adhesive remover that come in a package near the beginning, and whose only introduction is Kyle commenting that they're useless prove to be essential to completing the game. On the other hand, the screwdriver that he repeatedly and visibly proclaims will surely be useful... has absolutely no possible use at any point in the game -- the only thing it can accomplish is getting you a Game Over if you don't put it back at the right time.

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* ''HotelDusk'' ''VisualNovel/HotelDuskRoom215'' features multiple subversions. First, the inconspicuous sewing machine and adhesive remover that come in a package near the beginning, and whose only introduction is Kyle commenting that they're useless prove to be essential to completing the game. On the other hand, the screwdriver that he repeatedly and visibly proclaims will surely be useful... has absolutely no possible use at any point in the game -- the only thing it can accomplish is getting you a Game Over if you don't put it back at the right time.
8th Jan '16 9:21:24 PM DarthNANAME
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** Immediately after the first level (Emerald Coast), Tails explains to Sonic that his new Tornado II prototype is powered by a Chaos Emerald. Near the end of Sonic's story, the monster Chaos gets six of the seven emeralds. Where was the seventh? Still inside the Tornado II. May not directly count for two reasons: 1, the emerald in the airplane is different than the one referenced earlier, and 2, the Chaos Emeralds were established from the very beginning as being supremely important.

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** Immediately after the first level (Emerald Coast), Tails explains to Sonic that his new Tornado II prototype is powered by a Chaos Emerald.Emerald, which he later uses to power the finished Tornado II. Near the end of Sonic's story, the monster Chaos gets six of the seven emeralds. Where was the seventh? Still inside the Tornado II. May not directly count for two reasons: 1, the emerald in the airplane is different than the one referenced earlier, and 2, the Chaos Emeralds were established from the very beginning as being supremely important.
7th Jan '16 6:55:50 PM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/{{Space Quest IV|Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers}}'' has a whole ''skill'' that proves [[RedHerring utterly useless]]: the "taste" function. -->"The sewer wall tastes like... blood! You shredded your tongue!" All of the seemingly useless items obtained for the locker at the beginning of ''SpaceQuest II'' come into use late in the game. The order form is placed in a mailbox to obtain the whistle used to summon the Labion Terror Beast, the Cubix Rube puzzle is used to distract said beast, and the jockstrap is used as a slingshot to take out one of Vohaul's guards.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Space Quest IV|Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers}}'' has a whole ''skill'' that proves [[RedHerring utterly useless]]: the "taste" function. -->"The sewer wall tastes like... blood! You shredded your tongue!" All of the seemingly useless items obtained for the locker at the beginning of ''SpaceQuest II'' ''VideoGame/{{Space Quest II|Vohauls Revenge}}'' come into use late in the game. The order form is placed in a mailbox to obtain the whistle used to summon the Labion Terror Beast, the Cubix Rube puzzle is used to distract said beast, and the jockstrap is used as a slingshot to take out one of Vohaul's guards.
7th Jan '16 6:55:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpaceQuest'':
** ''SpaceQuest 6'' subverts this, giving a rather detailed description for something as minor as a small alcove in the floor.
** ''SpaceQuest 4'' has a whole ''skill'' that proves [[RedHerring utterly useless]]: the "taste" function. -->"The sewer wall tastes like... blood! You shredded your tongue!" All of the seemingly useless items obtained for the locker at the beginning of ''SpaceQuest II'' come into use late in the game. The order form is placed in a mailbox to obtain the whistle used to summon the Labion Terror Beast, the Cubix Rube puzzle is used to distract said beast, and the jockstrap is used as a slingshot to take out one of Vohaul's guards.

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* ''SpaceQuest'':
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** ''SpaceQuest 6'' ''VideoGame/{{Space Quest VI|Roger Wilco in The Spinal Frontier}}'' subverts this, giving a rather detailed description for something as minor as a small alcove in the floor.
** ''SpaceQuest 4'' ''VideoGame/{{Space Quest IV|Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers}}'' has a whole ''skill'' that proves [[RedHerring utterly useless]]: the "taste" function. -->"The sewer wall tastes like... blood! You shredded your tongue!" All of the seemingly useless items obtained for the locker at the beginning of ''SpaceQuest II'' come into use late in the game. The order form is placed in a mailbox to obtain the whistle used to summon the Labion Terror Beast, the Cubix Rube puzzle is used to distract said beast, and the jockstrap is used as a slingshot to take out one of Vohaul's guards.
28th Dec '15 7:38:17 AM RainbowPhoenix
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** The post-mission summary of the Reaper IFF mission makes a mention of how much Cerberus was able to learn about the husk creation process by comparing the husks Shepard killed during that mission to the records s/he recovered about the Cerberus team sent to investigate the site. [[spoiler: It's discovered near the end of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' that they wanted that data so the could create and control their own husks, both to create a disposable army and as a stepping stone to controlling the Reapers themselves.]]
18th Dec '15 11:17:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/Koudelka'', less-well-known prequel to the ''ShadowHearts'' franchise, has the main character lose something in the opening FMV. You can find it again about 3/4 of the way through the game. [[spoiler:Then you have to wait for the pendant to actually be useful, which isn't until a pre-final-boss cut-scene. Didn't pick it up? Instant game over.]]

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* ''VideoGame/Koudelka'', less-well-known prequel to the ''ShadowHearts'' ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' franchise, has the main character lose something in the opening FMV. You can find it again about 3/4 of the way through the game. [[spoiler:Then you have to wait for the pendant to actually be useful, which isn't until a pre-final-boss cut-scene. Didn't pick it up? Instant game over.]]
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