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12th May '15 9:42:25 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* The ''{{MS Paint Adventures}}'', series ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' has both candy corn and 'Sepulchritude', which are introduced early in the comic. The main character has to abstain from their use several times [[spoiler:before using them to kill the final boss]].
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* The ''{{MS Paint Adventures}}'', ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'', series ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' has both candy corn and 'Sepulchritude', which are introduced early in the comic. The main character has to abstain from their use several times [[spoiler:before using them to kill the final boss]].
25th Feb '15 11:53:30 AM TheUnsquished
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* ''DominicDeegan'': Luna's tusks are revealed to be [[spoiler: a consequence of a curse placed on humanity by an orc, and her overcoming the stigma of having them enables her to become the savior of their homeland,]] a full ''seven years'' after she and her tusks are originally introduced. * Lampshaded in ''{{Narbonic}}'': [[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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* ''DominicDeegan'': ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'': Luna's tusks are revealed to be [[spoiler: a consequence of a curse placed on humanity by an orc, and her overcoming the stigma of having them enables her to become the savior of their homeland,]] a full ''seven years'' after she and her tusks are originally introduced. * Lampshaded in ''{{Narbonic}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'': [[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.

* The gold brooch that {{Garanos}} wears for the first five chapters of the comic goes unnoticed and unmentioned, but several chapters later was revealed to be the key to restoring peace in her homeland. * Early on in ''AnsemRetort'', Zexion puts a fire cracker ''inside'' Riku. A few episodes later, Riku tries to use a fire elemental attack which backfires and causes said firecracker to ignite which ''splits Riku in half''.
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* The gold brooch that {{Garanos}} Webcomic/{{Garanos}} wears for the first five chapters of the comic goes unnoticed and unmentioned, but several chapters later was revealed to be the key to restoring peace in her homeland. * Early on in ''AnsemRetort'', ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'', Zexion puts a fire cracker ''inside'' Riku. A few episodes later, Riku tries to use a fire elemental attack which backfires and causes said firecracker to ignite which ''splits Riku in half''.

** And if you thought that Jesus' miracle hang-over cure was just a stand alone joke, well guess who the team decides to call when time-travelling using alcohol cosumption * In ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-bit Theater]]'', Thief is stated to have Ninja Lawyers. They inevitably prove useless however, since when he finally calls them, they turn out to have been dead for a long time.
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** And if you thought that Jesus' miracle hang-over cure was just a stand alone joke, well guess who the team decides to call when time-travelling using alcohol cosumption consumption. * In ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-bit Theater]]'', ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', Thief is stated to have Ninja Lawyers. They inevitably prove useless however, since when he finally calls them, they turn out to have been dead for a long time.

* Lampshaded in [[http://www.hlcomic.com/index.php?date=2006-03-24 this]] ''{{Concerned}}'' strip. * In ''IrregularWebcomic'', James Stud was given a literal Chekhov's Gun from . Consider that in every ''Film/JamesBond'' film, every gadgets ends up being useful in some way, this probably is the most useful thing ''ever''. And yes, there's a link to this page (and RedHerring, which the strip also talks about).
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* Lampshaded in [[http://www.hlcomic.com/index.php?date=2006-03-24 this]] ''{{Concerned}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}'' strip. * In ''IrregularWebcomic'', ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', James Stud was given a literal Chekhov's Gun from . Consider that in every ''Film/JamesBond'' film, every gadgets ends up being useful in some way, this probably is the most useful thing ''ever''. And yes, there's a link to this page (and RedHerring, which the strip also talks about).

* The ''{{MS Paint Adventures}}'', series ''ProblemSleuth'' has both candy corn and 'Sepulchritude', which are introduced early in the comic. The main character has to abstain from their use several times [[spoiler:before using them to kill the final boss]]. * ''{{Megatokyo}}'' invokes this several times, with perhaps the greatest example in [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/113 these]] [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/1231 strips]]. Over 8 years apart in writing.
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* The ''{{MS Paint Adventures}}'', series ''ProblemSleuth'' ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' has both candy corn and 'Sepulchritude', which are introduced early in the comic. The main character has to abstain from their use several times [[spoiler:before using them to kill the final boss]]. * ''{{Megatokyo}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'' invokes this several times, with perhaps the greatest example in [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/113 these]] [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/1231 strips]]. Over 8 years apart in writing.

* ''AMagicalRoommate'' is peppered with very subtle plot points, which often don't come into play until hundreds of strips have passed. Even the RunningGag of Aylia transforming her sister became a gun when Alassa decided to make transformation her focus... [[spoiler:and later tried to kill a boy by turning him into a rat.]] * In ''AMiracleOfScience'', [[spoiler:Benjamin Prester]]'s therapy is [[http://project-apollo.net/mos/mos270.html reported to be robust against anything less than a major psychological disturbance]].
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* ''AMagicalRoommate'' ''Webcomic/AMagicalRoommate'' is peppered with very subtle plot points, which often don't come into play until hundreds of strips have passed. Even the RunningGag of Aylia transforming her sister became a gun when Alassa decided to make transformation her focus... [[spoiler:and later tried to kill a boy by turning him into a rat.]] * In ''AMiracleOfScience'', ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'', [[spoiler:Benjamin Prester]]'s therapy is [[http://project-apollo.net/mos/mos270.html reported to be robust against anything less than a major psychological disturbance]].

* ''{{Sinfest}}'': Criminy [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3668 gets glitter points]], and then [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3671 keeps]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3672 the]] BishieSparkles. LampshadeHanging on his appearance? [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3673 Nope.]]
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* ''{{Sinfest}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'': Criminy [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3668 gets glitter points]], and then [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3671 keeps]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3672 the]] BishieSparkles. LampshadeHanging on his appearance? [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3673 Nope.]]

* In the first mini-arc of ''PennyAndAggie'', Penny, looking for a way under Aggie's skin, learns she's sensitive about her late mother, something she imagines using against her until having an attack of conscience. She finally gives in to temptation seven (real-time) years later, or about two in-comic, the two having been close friends several (in-comic) months, when Aggie's admission, to an FBI agent pressuring her to divulge more and more information, that she witnessed Brandi commit a violent act, gets Brandi detained for further questioning in an unrelated case. * In ''TropeOverdosedTheWebcomic'', [[http://tropeoverdosed.pcriot.com/?p=46 an arrow shot a few strips earlier kills a spy/soldier]].
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* In the first mini-arc of ''PennyAndAggie'', ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'', Penny, looking for a way under Aggie's skin, learns she's sensitive about her late mother, something she imagines using against her until having an attack of conscience. She finally gives in to temptation seven (real-time) years later, or about two in-comic, the two having been close friends several (in-comic) months, when Aggie's admission, to an FBI agent pressuring her to divulge more and more information, that she witnessed Brandi commit a violent act, gets Brandi detained for further questioning in an unrelated case. * In ''TropeOverdosedTheWebcomic'', ''Webcomic/TropeOverdosedTheWebcomic'', [[http://tropeoverdosed.pcriot.com/?p=46 an arrow shot a few strips earlier kills a spy/soldier]].

* In ''{{Narbonic}}'', one of the many bits of mad science is the Tinasky Case. We see Helen B. Narbon invited to the Mad Science Symposium to lecture on it. We see Dr. Lupin Madblood getting upset about it. It isn't until the last couple arcs that we realize it is '''the''' Chekhov's Gun of the entire seven years of the comic... and why. * In ''CaptainSNES'', the author notes that [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/04/13/660-boxed-out/ it took him eight years]] to [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/30/394-delayed-reaction/ fire one of these off]]. Thing is, it actually goes back [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/06/18/146-kappa-gets-capped/ one year further than that]]! * Chapter 13 of TheDragonDoctors fires one introduced in the B plot of chapter 4 - the egg received in payment from the gorgon-turned-human [[spoiler:is a phoenix egg, and is crucial in saving Tanica's life after she sacrifices her lifeforce to save Goro.]]
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* In ''{{Narbonic}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', one of the many bits of mad science is the Tinasky Case. We see Helen B. Narbon invited to the Mad Science Symposium to lecture on it. We see Dr. Lupin Madblood getting upset about it. It isn't until the last couple arcs that we realize it is '''the''' Chekhov's Gun of the entire seven years of the comic... and why. * In ''CaptainSNES'', ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'', the author notes that [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2011/04/13/660-boxed-out/ it took him eight years]] to [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/09/30/394-delayed-reaction/ fire one of these off]]. Thing is, it actually goes back [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/06/18/146-kappa-gets-capped/ one year further than that]]! * Chapter 13 of TheDragonDoctors ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'' fires one introduced in the B plot of chapter 4 - the egg received in payment from the gorgon-turned-human [[spoiler:is a phoenix egg, and is crucial in saving Tanica's life after she sacrifices her lifeforce to save Goro.]]

* Commonly referenced in ''FullFrontalNerdity'', along the lines of "If the DM describes it, it must be stolen, because it is important". * In ''RustyAndCo'', the Checkov's Badger Launcher.
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* Commonly referenced in ''FullFrontalNerdity'', ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'', along the lines of "If the DM describes it, it must be stolen, because it is important". * In ''RustyAndCo'', ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', the Checkov's Badger Launcher.

* {{Sinfest}}: [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2814 Those]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3668 "glitter points"]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3673 come in]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3680 handy]]. * In ''BobAndGeorge'', [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000427c he looked for something that would indicate indifference, and settled on eating ice cream. Turns out ice cream was going to be a major factor throughout the comic.]]
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* {{Sinfest}}: In ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2814 Those]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3668 "glitter points"]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3673 come in]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3680 handy]]. * In ''BobAndGeorge'', [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000427c he looked for something that would indicate indifference, and settled on eating ice cream. Turns out ice cream was going to be a major factor throughout the comic.]]

* Frequently used in ''GirlsInSpace''. Examples include: [[http://www.girlsinspace.co.uk/comic/push-the-button-page-10/ The Big Red Button on the Bus]], [[http://www.girlsinspace.co.uk/comic/the-pickled-past-page-03/ the sink plunger Faye carries in the Pickled Past]] and [[http://www.girlsinspace.co.uk/comic/around-the-universe-in-a-bath-towel-page-07/ Red's bath towel in Around the Universe in a Bath Towel]].
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* Frequently used in ''GirlsInSpace''.''Webcomic/GirlsInSpace''. Examples include: [[http://www.girlsinspace.co.uk/comic/push-the-button-page-10/ The Big Red Button on the Bus]], [[http://www.girlsinspace.co.uk/comic/the-pickled-past-page-03/ the sink plunger Faye carries in the Pickled Past]] and [[http://www.girlsinspace.co.uk/comic/around-the-universe-in-a-bath-towel-page-07/ Red's bath towel in Around the Universe in a Bath Towel]].

* In [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2009/kk0417.html this]] 2009 ''{{Kevin and Kell}}'' strip, it's established that R.L. employs a homing pigeon as a living GPS. [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2013/kk1014.html Four years later]], it's shown that Richard Rodent [[spoiler:secretly illegally uses a homing pigeon to navigate the Mouscar race maze]].
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* In [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2009/kk0417.html this]] 2009 ''{{Kevin and Kell}}'' ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' strip, it's established that R.L. employs a homing pigeon as a living GPS. [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2013/kk1014.html Four years later]], it's shown that Richard Rodent [[spoiler:secretly illegally uses a homing pigeon to navigate the Mouscar race maze]].
20th Feb '15 3:15:38 AM Jondera
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** In a particularly long example, an early chapter (in December, 2003) introduces [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20031210#.VOcS_fnF_lM Doctor Vapnoople]], who has a penchant for making bears, and is distraught due to all the others being "taken away." In [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040319#.VOcTP_nF_lM March 2004]] it is revealed that, having created Krosp, he was skilled in creating intelligent animal constructs. In hindsight, the appearance, [[spoiler: [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140721#.VOcS3vnF_lM over a decade later]], of an army of intelligent bears that [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20150220#.VOcVrvnF_lM were waiting for Krosp to show up and lead them]] ]]was probably inevitable.
13th Feb '15 2:59:54 AM Carnildo
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* Roughly halfway through the final battle of ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'', [[TheGunslinger Jon]] loses one of his pistols. [[spoiler:The climax of the battle has [[PhysicalGod Meji]] turn off the magic during her fight with [[BigBad Ian]], at which point the fact that he's bigger and stronger than her rears its head. She grabs the gun off the ground and [[CombatPragmatist shoots him]].]]
9th Feb '15 11:18:27 AM TheUnsquished
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** From the same author, in ''DarthsAndDroids'' [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0240.html episode 240]], Morgan-Mar mentions that the would-be assassin of Padme Amidala in Episode 2 possesses shapechanging, and while it is introduced, it is never developed afterwards (in an averted ChekhovsGun). ** For a straighter ''DarthsAndDroids'' example, see [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0023.html this strip]] where Qui-Gon checks his equipment list. [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0035.html Sometime later]]...
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** From the same author, in ''DarthsAndDroids'' ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0240.html episode 240]], Morgan-Mar mentions that the would-be assassin of Padme Amidala in Episode 2 possesses shapechanging, and while it is introduced, it is never developed afterwards (in an averted ChekhovsGun). ** For a straighter ''DarthsAndDroids'' ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' example, see [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0023.html this strip]] where Qui-Gon checks his equipment list. [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0035.html Sometime later]]...
21st Aug '14 9:11:01 AM MirandaShadowind
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* In [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2009/kk0417.html this]] 2009 ''KevinandKell'' strip, it's established that R.L. employs a homing pidgeon as a living GPS. [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2013/kk1014.html Four years later]], it's shown that Richard Rodent [[spoiler:illegally uses a homing pidgeon to navigate the Mouscar race maze]].
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* In [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2009/kk0417.html this]] 2009 ''KevinandKell'' ''{{Kevin and Kell}}'' strip, it's established that R.L. employs a homing pidgeon pigeon as a living GPS. [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2013/kk1014.html Four years later]], it's shown that Richard Rodent [[spoiler:illegally [[spoiler:secretly illegally uses a homing pidgeon pigeon to navigate the Mouscar race maze]].
21st Aug '14 9:08:37 AM MirandaShadowind
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* In [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2009/kk0417.html this]] 2009 ''KevinandKell'' strip, it's established that R.L. employs a homing pidgeon as a living GPS. [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2013/kk1014.html Four years later]], it's shown that Richard Rodent [[spoiler:illegally uses a homing pidgeon to navigate the Mouscar race maze]].
20th Mar '14 11:25:32 AM erforce
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* In ''IrregularWebcomic'', James Stud was given a literal Chekhov's Gun from . Consider that in every ''JamesBond'' film, every gadgets ends up being useful in some way, this probably is the most useful thing ''ever''. And yes, there's a link to this page (and RedHerring, which the strip also talks about).
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* In ''IrregularWebcomic'', James Stud was given a literal Chekhov's Gun from . Consider that in every ''JamesBond'' ''Film/JamesBond'' film, every gadgets ends up being useful in some way, this probably is the most useful thing ''ever''. And yes, there's a link to this page (and RedHerring, which the strip also talks about).
6th Feb '14 10:02:57 AM Zoriax91
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** The handles on Kore's shield, which allows him to get up if he falls on top of it, have been there since his first appearance.
29th Dec '13 9:36:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''DinosaurComics'' refers to this trope in their "Literary Technique Comics" series [[http://www.qwantz.com//archive/001018.html here.]]
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* ''DinosaurComics'' ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'' refers to this trope in their "Literary Technique Comics" series [[http://www.qwantz.com//archive/001018.html here.]]
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