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28th May '18 9:19:04 AM DanteVin
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* In ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'', the plume obtained by Lyria at the Wyvern Reverie quest in "What Makes the Sky Blue" event turns out to be the item that allows the crew to reach Sandalphon inside the cocoon in the event's sequel "Paradise Lost".
4th Apr '18 6:40:07 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. An in-universe book on Daedra dating back to ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' mentions a 17th prince called Jyggalag, who later turns up as the BigBad of the ''Shivering Isles'' expansion to ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''. The Warp in the West from ''Daggerfall'' also figures into the mages' storyline in ''Oblivion'' as [[spoiler:Mannimarco's apotheosis into the God of Worms]] is what allows necromancers to create black soul gems, while [[spoiler:a simultaneously very much mortal Mannimarco]] is the BigBad.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. An in-universe book on Daedra dating back to ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** ''On Oblivion'' is a recurring [[FictionalDocument in-game book]] which first appeared in
''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' Daggerfall]]''. It mentions a 17th prince called Jyggalag, who later turns up Jyggalag as the BigBad of the 17th [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]], though he would not appear [[spoiler:([[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan as himself]])]] until ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''[='s=] ''Shivering Isles'' expansion two games later.
** ''Daggerfall''[='s=] [[MultipleEndings seven mutually exclusive endings]] were [[CosmicRetcon canonically]] [[MergingTheBranches merged]], as seen in later games, due
to ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''. The an event known as the [[TimeCrash Warp in the West from ''Daggerfall'' also West]]. This event figures into the mages' storyline in ''Oblivion'' ''Oblivion''[='s=] [[MagicalSociety Mages Guild]] [[SidequestSidestory questline]] as [[spoiler:Mannimarco's apotheosis Mannimarco's [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence apotheosis]] into the [[DeityOfHumanOrigin God of Worms]] Worms]], one of ''Daggerfall''[='s=] possible endings, is what allows necromancers to create [[YourSoulIsmine black soul gems, gems]], while [[spoiler:a simultaneously a [[LiteralSplitPersonalities simultaneously]] very much mortal Mannimarco]] is Mannimarco serves as the BigBad.BigBad of the questline.
29th Mar '18 9:20:31 PM nombretomado
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* Early on in ''StarOcean: The Last Hope'', Reimi scolds Lymle for drawing on the floor of your spaceship. It is played for laughs in a "precocious child" sort of way. [[spoiler:The drawings actually form a gigantic protection symbol, which turns out to be the thing that ultimately saves the Calnus (and everyone onboard) from being completely destroyed during the assault on Nox Obscura.]]

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* Early on in ''StarOcean: The Last Hope'', ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope'', Reimi scolds Lymle for drawing on the floor of your spaceship. It is played for laughs in a "precocious child" sort of way. [[spoiler:The drawings actually form a gigantic protection symbol, which turns out to be the thing that ultimately saves the Calnus (and everyone onboard) from being completely destroyed during the assault on Nox Obscura.]]
7th Feb '18 11:05:38 AM keyblade333
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* Aeris Gainsborough owns a materia in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' that seems to be of no use at all, but proves later to be the materia that summons the ultimate defensive spell, Holy. Additionally, during the Shinra building raid, Cloud finds a megaphone in a locker and decides not to take it. It turns out to be [[spoiler: belonging to Reeve - better known as Cait Sith, who appears as a character later using a megaphone as a weapon. You can later return to this locker and pick it up - it's Cait Sith's ultimate weapon.]] Another example occurs in Junon: you see the giant cannon the city is built around on Disc 1; it gets fired on Disc 2.

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* Aeris Aerith Gainsborough owns a materia in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' that seems to be of no use at all, but proves later to be the materia that summons the ultimate defensive spell, Holy. Additionally, during the Shinra building raid, Cloud finds a megaphone in a locker and decides not to take it. It turns out to be [[spoiler: belonging to Reeve - better known as Cait Sith, who appears as a character later using a megaphone as a weapon. You can later return to this locker and pick it up - it's Cait Sith's ultimate weapon.]] Another example occurs in Junon: you see the giant cannon the city is built around on Disc 1; it gets fired on Disc 2.
4th Feb '18 5:50:46 PM Malady
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* In ''TaiyouNoShindenAstekaII'' (a.k.a. ''Tombs and Treasure''), you get the lighter from the first room in the game, and it can't be used for anything until the last room in the game, where it's necessary to complete the game. You obtain a silver key at the same time as the lighter, which is later used to unlock the Temple of the Sun and acquire the game's prime MacGuffin, the Sun Key.

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* In ''TaiyouNoShindenAstekaII'' ''VideoGame/AstekaIITemploDelSol'' (a.k.a. ''Tombs and Treasure''), you get the lighter from the first room in the game, and it can't be used for anything until the last room in the game, where it's necessary to complete the game. You obtain a silver key at the same time as the lighter, which is later used to unlock the Temple of the Sun and acquire the game's prime MacGuffin, the Sun Key.
17th Jan '18 7:17:47 AM Cryoclaste
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** Nearly every Adventure game, such as ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' or ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'', has your character [[ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest collecting seemingly random items]], [[PlotTailoredToTheParty all of which will be used later]]. One game that averted this was the original ''ManiacMansion'' game, which, due to having multiple characters and multiple endings, had many items that were worthless if you had the wrong party. It also had items that were completely worthless no matter what, such as the chain saw, which had no fuel. Interestingly, the sequel goes back to the traditional tactic of not only having every single item be used at least once, but if the item is small enough to be passed through time, it will be needed in another time. The only item that's never used is the hubcap, and you can not pick it up.

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** Nearly every Adventure game, such as ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' or ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'', has your character [[ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest collecting seemingly random items]], [[PlotTailoredToTheParty all of which will be used later]]. One game that averted this was the original ''ManiacMansion'' ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' game, which, due to having multiple characters and multiple endings, had many items that were worthless if you had the wrong party. It also had items that were completely worthless no matter what, such as the chain saw, which had no fuel. Interestingly, the sequel goes back to the traditional tactic of not only having every single item be used at least once, but if the item is small enough to be passed through time, it will be needed in another time. The only item that's never used is the hubcap, and you can not pick it up.
3rd Jan '18 1:42:33 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''JakAndDaxter'': The [[OrphansPlotTrinket Seal of Mar]] at first seems like it's just a way to identify the Kid as the lost heir... until we find out that it seems to possess some mystical properties, and [[spoiler: it confirms that Jak is Damas's son]].

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* ''JakAndDaxter'': ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'': The [[OrphansPlotTrinket Seal of Mar]] at first seems like it's just a way to identify the Kid as the lost heir... until we find out that it seems to possess some mystical properties, and [[spoiler: it confirms that Jak is Damas's son]].
21st Dec '17 1:14:12 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''KingdomHearts3D'' Riku's new clothes have the Dream Eater symbol on the back. [[spoiler: Eventually it's revealed that he's been acting as Sora's Dream Eater for the entire game.]]

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* In ''KingdomHearts3D'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D'' Riku's new clothes have the Dream Eater symbol on the back. [[spoiler: Eventually it's revealed that he's been acting as Sora's Dream Eater for the entire game.]]
10th Dec '17 4:21:05 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DrawnToLife: The Next Chapter'' for the DS, Mike eventually turns out to be a key character (he's the reason [[EvilAllAlong Mari turned to Wilfre]]).

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* In ''DrawnToLife: ''VideoGame/DrawnToLife: The Next Chapter'' for the DS, Mike eventually turns out to be a key character (he's the reason [[EvilAllAlong Mari turned to Wilfre]]).
17th Nov '17 6:11:26 PM InaudibleRage
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** Anytime Phoenix happens across an incinerator, expect to find some half-burnt clue in there later on.
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