History ChekhovsGun / WebComics

5th Mar '18 10:34:46 PM darkemyst
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** Even [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050418 PIES]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070119 end up as]] Chekhov's Guns in this comic. Possibly also qualifies as a BrickJoke.
** Gilgamesh's [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040213 lightning generator]] which was used again almost ''[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20071126 four years later.]]''
** Then there's the [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20041217 poison pellet]] Gilgamesh gave Von Zinzer to use as a suicide pill if he chose. While Von Zinzer has shown up again (alive), the poison hasn't shown up again... '''''yet'''''.
** The unearthly powers of the spring from which the River Dyne flows. The Castle gives exposition about how the first Heterodyne found it as a shrine to a local battle goddess, and how it would usually kill any who bathed in it but occasionally granted immense curative powers. Not being one for superstition, the first Heterodyne did the unthinkable: he drank the water. Sure enough, in the course of curing the case of Hogfarb's Resplendent Immolation, Agatha ends up drinking Dyne water herself, finishing the revivification and also proving to the Castle (again) that she is one of the family. And then after exclaiming that she's got to try that again, the Castle is doubly assured.


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** The Torchmen. Seen before activation ''[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070427 here]]'', although we didn't know what they did at the time.


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** Gil is annoyed when he finds someone has been intercepting the letters from his former classmates, presumably his ManipulativeBastard father. Years later it's suggested that [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20151030 Seffie might be the real culprit.]]


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** When Agatha is examining Gil's library on Castle Wulfenbach and picks up a Trelawney Thorpe book, Wooster [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040206 protests Gil's claim that the books are propaganda,]] as Thorpe is a real person. ''Seventeen years later'' (or thirteen if we're going by the web comic publication date) [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20171206 Thorpe appears -- and it turns out that Wooster knows her personally.]]
** In the "Ivo Sharktooth, Private Jager" side-story, it's mentioned that the police chief of Mechanicsburg is the only known survivor of an experiment by one of the old Heterodynes to create SecretPolice with the power of invisibility. At first this seems like another bit of random local color, but then it turns out that there's another survivor working for the villain of the story.
15th Jan '18 8:18:58 AM Veanne
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** [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=10293 Iris describes her fragile valuables and wonders why.]] Dave explains that he causes foreshadowing.

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** [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=10293 Iris describes her fragile valuables and wonders why.]] why. Dave explains that he causes foreshadowing.
14th Nov '17 1:50:15 AM thegreatfox
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** In 1105, [[spoiler:Hilgya comes back... with Durkon's child. The last time we saw her was in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0084.html 84]], back in 2004.]] This might be the longest setup in webcomic history, beating even the 8-bit Theater example below by 4 years.
23rd Aug '17 9:54:58 PM JonnyB
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* Lampshaded with a stealth [[Pun]] in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. When Tagon's new ship, the ''Cynthetic Certainty'', is under fire at Urtheep Industries, Tagon orders the ship to fire her as-yet-untested main gun. He suggests it can be something on her bucket list she can "check off"; [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-07-23 the next frame]] shows the huge letters "CHEKHOV!" behind the gun's firing.

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* Lampshaded with a stealth [[Pun]] [[{{Pun}} Pun]] in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. When Tagon's new ship, the ''Cynthetic Certainty'', is under fire at Urtheep Industries, Tagon orders the ship to fire her as-yet-untested main gun. He suggests it can be something on her bucket list she can "check off"; [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-07-23 the next frame]] shows the huge letters "CHEKHOV!" behind the gun's firing.
23rd Aug '17 9:54:28 PM JonnyB
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* Lampshaded with a stealth [[{{Pun}}]] in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. When Tagon's new ship, the ''Cynthetic Certainty'', is under fire at Urtheep Industries, Tagon orders the ship to fire her as-yet-untested main gun. He suggests it can be something on her bucket list she can "check off"; [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-07-23 the next frame]] shows the huge letters "CHEKHOV!" behind the gun's firing.

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* Lampshaded with a stealth [[{{Pun}}]] [[Pun]] in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. When Tagon's new ship, the ''Cynthetic Certainty'', is under fire at Urtheep Industries, Tagon orders the ship to fire her as-yet-untested main gun. He suggests it can be something on her bucket list she can "check off"; [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-07-23 the next frame]] shows the huge letters "CHEKHOV!" behind the gun's firing.
23rd Aug '17 9:53:56 PM JonnyB
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* Lampshaded with a stealth [[{{pun}}]] in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. When Tagon's new ship, the ''Cynthetic Certainty'', is under fire at Urtheep Industries, Tagon orders the ship to fire her as-yet-untested main gun. He suggests it can be something on her bucket list she can "check off"; [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-07-23 the next frame]] shows the huge letters "CHEKHOV!" behind the gun's firing.

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* Lampshaded with a stealth [[{{pun}}]] [[{{Pun}}]] in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. When Tagon's new ship, the ''Cynthetic Certainty'', is under fire at Urtheep Industries, Tagon orders the ship to fire her as-yet-untested main gun. He suggests it can be something on her bucket list she can "check off"; [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-07-23 the next frame]] shows the huge letters "CHEKHOV!" behind the gun's firing.
23rd Aug '17 9:53:29 PM JonnyB
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* Lampshaded with a stealth [[{{pun}}]] in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. When Tagon's new ship, the ''Cynthetic Certainty'', is under fire at Urtheep Industries, Tagon orders the ship to fire her as-yet-untested main gun. He suggests it can be something on her bucket list she can "check off"; [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-07-23 the next frame]] shows the huge letters "CHEKHOV!" behind the gun's firing.
23rd Jul '17 6:19:18 AM AgentSalt
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* Recent (July 2013) pages of ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' featured a nigh-unstoppable antagonist whose omnipotence-in-context relied on his mathematical assessment of his environment; in practice, this meant that the - famously dull-witted - hero was unable to defeat him. The heroes attempted to rearrange matters by rewriting the villain's weakness - defined as an impossibly high number, which was impossible to exploit - to something manageable, namely the number 38. Initially he was attacked by another version of the hero from 'reality 38', but that one was defeated by yet another version. The hero is about to be overcome - cue a panel from the strip from ''2005'' in which we were told he knows 38 ways to kill someone with only his thumb...
13th Jul '17 12:47:35 PM DrFraud
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* ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' lampshades and plays with it in reference to [[http://nonadventures.com/2015/11/14/the-whole-sworded-affair/ crossed swords]] instead of a gun.

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* ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' lampshades Lampshaded and plays played with it in reference ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'', which refers to [[http://nonadventures.com/2015/11/14/the-whole-sworded-affair/ crossed swords]] instead of a gun.
13th Jul '17 12:46:12 PM DrFraud
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* ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' lampshades and plays with it in reference to [[crossed swords http://nonadventures.com/2015/11/14/the-whole-sworded-affair/]] instead of a gun.

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* ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' lampshades and plays with it in reference to [[crossed swords http://nonadventures.com/2015/11/14/the-whole-sworded-affair/]] [[http://nonadventures.com/2015/11/14/the-whole-sworded-affair/ crossed swords]] instead of a gun.
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