History ChekhovsGunman / VideoGames

12th Aug '17 8:50:56 AM Gosicrystal
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*** [[spoiler: Misty Fey]], who was only mentioned in passing at the beginning of the first game, then [[spoiler: shows up as both major character and victim in the last case of the Phoenix Arc]].

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*** [[spoiler: Misty [[spoiler:Misty Fey]], who was only mentioned in passing at the beginning of the first game, then [[spoiler: shows [[spoiler:shows up as both major character and victim in the last case of the Phoenix Arc]].



** ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''
*** Valant Gramarye.

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** ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''
''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'':
*** Valant Gramarye. Gramarye makes a couple of two-second appearances in Case 3 before being introduced. He's the magician responsible for the "vanishing Lamiroir" trick, which played an important role in the murder. He also was a witness in Phoenix's last trial, [[spoiler:and he's strongly implied to have killed Magnifi, his master... but he didn't]].



*** Ditto [[spoiler: Daryan Crescend]].
** ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth''
*** [[spoiler: Lang's assistant Shih-na]], who barely says a word throughout the entirety of the case she first appears in, is [[spoiler: Calisto Yew, murderer and TheDragon to the head of the smuggling ring]].
** ''Ace Attorney Investigations 2''
*** ''Investigations 2'' plays with this trope with [[spoiler: Ryouken Houinbo/Sirhan Dogen]]. The first time he's introduced, Edgeworth is sure he's the killer, but he's not. Then you find out [[spoiler:while he didn't commit the murder, he was pretty much the indirect cause of it]]. But just when you think you've seen the end of him... [[spoiler: he turns out to be vital to the plot of the last case]].
*** Also [[spoiler:Sota Sarushiro/Simon Keyes]] from the same game, is introduced in Case 2 as [[spoiler:that case's [[OnceAnEpisode wrongly accused person you have to prove innocent]]]]. In the final case, [[spoiler:he ''is'' the killer]]. Also, [[spoiler:he's the BigBad of the whole game. Even though he is only guilty of actually killing one person, he orchestrated nearly every other death in the game with his {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry]].
** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''
*** Similarly to the ''Investigations 1'' example above, we have [[spoiler: Queen Amara who was disguised as Rayfa's maid Nayna the entire game]].

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*** Ditto [[spoiler: Daryan [[spoiler:Daryan Crescend]].
** ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth''
*** [[spoiler: Lang's
In ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'', [[spoiler:Lang's assistant Shih-na]], who barely says a word throughout the entirety of the case she first appears in, is [[spoiler: Calisto [[spoiler:Calisto Yew, murderer and TheDragon to the head of the smuggling ring]].
** ''Ace Attorney Investigations 2''
2'':
*** ''Investigations 2'' plays with this trope with [[spoiler: Ryouken [[spoiler:Ryouken Houinbo/Sirhan Dogen]]. The first time he's introduced, Edgeworth is sure he's the killer, but he's not. Then you find out [[spoiler:while he didn't commit the murder, he was pretty much the indirect cause of it]]. But just when you think you've seen the end of him... [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he turns out to be vital to the plot of the last case]].
*** Also [[spoiler:Sota Sarushiro/Simon Keyes]] from the same game, is introduced in Case 2 as [[spoiler:that case's [[OnceAnEpisode wrongly accused person you have to prove innocent]]]]. In the final case, [[spoiler:he ''is'' the killer]]. Also, [[spoiler:he's the BigBad of the whole game. Even though he is only guilty of actually killing one person, he orchestrated nearly every other death in the game with his {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry]].
** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''
*** Similarly to the ''Investigations 1'' example above,
In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' we have [[spoiler: Queen Amara [[spoiler:Queen Amara, who was disguised as Rayfa's maid Nayna the entire game]].game while everyone thought she had been killed 23 years ago]].
6th Jul '17 2:15:26 PM NNinja
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*** The victim in the first case is described just as "a mysterious world traveler". It might seem at first that he's yet another throwaway victim who won't be brought up again. [[spoiler:He is in fact Zak Gramarye, Trudy's father, and a vital character to the plot.]]

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*** The victim in the first case is described just as "a mysterious world traveler". It might seem at first that he's yet another throwaway victim who won't be brought up again. [[spoiler:He is in fact Zak Gramarye, Trudy's Trucy's father, and a vital character to the plot.]]
16th May '17 4:59:31 PM TroperBeDoper
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* ''{{VideoGame/Subnautica}}'' has the ''[[spoiler:Peeper]]'' of all things as this. [[spoiler:The most common, abundant and regular looking fish in the game. Turns out the little guys were commanded by the Sea Emperor to bring all types of Flora and Fauna to the aquarium after [[ThePlague the Carar outbreak]]. In summation, the only reason the planet is still alive during the game is because of them.]]
29th Apr '17 12:37:47 PM Psyclone
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** In ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'' [[spoiler:the tutorial missions introduce Erich Soders, an ICA instructor and former ICA top hitman who tries to make 47 wash out via UnwinnableTrainingSimulation out of jealousy. In episode 5 he is revealed to be TheMole for the Illuminati-esque group Providence and becomes one of the targets in the season finale.]]
1st Apr '17 9:39:35 AM nombretomado
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*** Also, a possible subversion... In the ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' anime, as the FM-ians are outside the TV station ready to gate-crash Libra's show, Hope Stelar/Akane Hoshikawa (Geo's/Subaru's mum) is seen walking nearby behind them (And with an arrow pointing her out in a style similar to how every ChekhovsGun in ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' is pointed out). Amusingly enough, she '''''does''''' end up as a contestant in Libra's show and beats Cancer at it, but she ends up losing all importance afterwards.

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*** Also, a possible subversion... In the ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' anime, as the FM-ians are outside the TV station ready to gate-crash Libra's show, Hope Stelar/Akane Hoshikawa (Geo's/Subaru's mum) is seen walking nearby behind them (And with an arrow pointing her out in a style similar to how every ChekhovsGun in ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' is pointed out). Amusingly enough, she '''''does''''' end up as a contestant in Libra's show and beats Cancer at it, but she ends up losing all importance afterwards.
20th Mar '17 8:51:54 AM Korodzik
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** Valant Gramarye in ''Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney''.
** Ditto [[spoiler: Daryan Crescend]].
** [[spoiler: Lang's assistant Shih-na]], who barely says a word throughout the entirety of the case she first appears in, is [[spoiler: Calisto Yew, murderer and TheDragon to the head of the smuggling ring]].
** A similar example goes to [[spoiler: Queen Amara who was disguised as Rayfa's maid Nayna the entire game]].
** Special mention goes to [[spoiler: Misty Fey]], who was only mentioned in passing at the beginning of the first game, then [[spoiler: shows up as both major character and victim in the last case of the Phoenix Arc]].
** Honestly, there's always at least one witness that turns out like this, if not the killer himself. If the game is trying to keep you from paying attention to them, they probably did it.
** Investigations 2 plays with this trope with [[spoiler: Ryouken Houinbo/Sirhan Dogen]]. The first time he's introduced, Edgeworth is sure he's the killer, but he's not. Then you find out [[spoiler:while he didn't commit the murder, he was pretty much the indirect cause of it]]. But just when you think you've seen the end of him... [[spoiler: he turns out to be vital to the plot of the last case]].
** Also [[spoiler:Sota Sarushiro/Simon Keyes]] from the same game, is introduced in Case 2 as [[spoiler:that case's [[OnceAnEpisode wrongly accused person you have to prove innocent]]]]. In the final case, [[spoiler:he ''is'' the killer]]. Also, [[spoiler:he's the BigBad of the whole game. Even though he is only guilty of actually killing one person, he orchestrated nearly every other death in the game with his {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry]].
** The completely nondescript chief prosecutor who gave von Karma his first penalty turns into a major character in Investigations 2.

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** Valant Gramarye in ''Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney''.
** Ditto [[spoiler: Daryan Crescend]].
** [[spoiler: Lang's assistant Shih-na]], who barely says a word throughout the entirety of the case she first appears in, is [[spoiler: Calisto Yew, murderer and TheDragon to the head of the smuggling ring]].
** A similar example goes to [[spoiler: Queen Amara who was disguised as Rayfa's maid Nayna the entire game]].
** Special mention goes to [[spoiler: Misty Fey]], who was only mentioned in passing at the beginning of the first game, then [[spoiler: shows up as both major character and victim in the last case of the Phoenix Arc]].
**
Series-wide:
***
Honestly, there's always at least one witness that turns out like this, if not the killer himself. If the game is trying to keep you from paying attention to them, they probably did it.
*** [[spoiler: Misty Fey]], who was only mentioned in passing at the beginning of the first game, then [[spoiler: shows up as both major character and victim in the last case of the Phoenix Arc]].
*** The completely nondescript chief prosecutor who gave von Karma his first penalty turns into a major character in ''Investigations 2''.
** ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''
*** Valant Gramarye.
*** The victim in the first case is described just as "a mysterious world traveler". It might seem at first that he's yet another throwaway victim who won't be brought up again. [[spoiler:He is in fact Zak Gramarye, Trudy's father, and a vital character to the plot.]]
*** Ditto [[spoiler: Daryan Crescend]].
** ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth''
*** [[spoiler: Lang's assistant Shih-na]], who barely says a word throughout the entirety of the case she first appears in, is [[spoiler: Calisto Yew, murderer and TheDragon to the head of the smuggling ring]].
** ''Ace Attorney
Investigations 2 2''
*** ''Investigations 2''
plays with this trope with [[spoiler: Ryouken Houinbo/Sirhan Dogen]]. The first time he's introduced, Edgeworth is sure he's the killer, but he's not. Then you find out [[spoiler:while he didn't commit the murder, he was pretty much the indirect cause of it]]. But just when you think you've seen the end of him... [[spoiler: he turns out to be vital to the plot of the last case]].
** *** Also [[spoiler:Sota Sarushiro/Simon Keyes]] from the same game, is introduced in Case 2 as [[spoiler:that case's [[OnceAnEpisode wrongly accused person you have to prove innocent]]]]. In the final case, [[spoiler:he ''is'' the killer]]. Also, [[spoiler:he's the BigBad of the whole game. Even though he is only guilty of actually killing one person, he orchestrated nearly every other death in the game with his {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry]].
** The completely nondescript chief prosecutor ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''
*** Similarly to the ''Investigations 1'' example above, we have [[spoiler: Queen Amara
who gave von Karma his first penalty turns into a major character in Investigations 2.was disguised as Rayfa's maid Nayna the entire game]].



* Melchior in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' manages to pull it off twice. He's first introduced as a sympathetic merchant living near Medina, but turns out to be the only blacksmith capable of repairing the Masamune. Then it later turns out that [[spoiler:he is one of the displaced gurus from 12,000 B.C.]]

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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'':
**
Melchior in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' manages to pull it off twice. He's first introduced as a sympathetic merchant living near Medina, but turns out to be the only blacksmith capable of repairing the Masamune. Then it later turns out that [[spoiler:he is one of the displaced gurus from 12,000 B.C.]]



* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'': That bald guy in the third mission intro? He's the BigBad for the entire series.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'': ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'':
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That bald guy in the third mission intro? He's the BigBad for the entire series.
8th Mar '17 12:14:10 PM nombretomado
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*** Also, a possible subversion... In the ''MegaManStarForce'' anime, as the FM-ians are outside the TV station ready to gate-crash Libra's show, Hope Stelar/Akane Hoshikawa (Geo's/Subaru's mum) is seen walking nearby behind them (And with an arrow pointing her out in a style similar to how every ChekhovsGun in ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' is pointed out). Amusingly enough, she '''''does''''' end up as a contestant in Libra's show and beats Cancer at it, but she ends up losing all importance afterwards.

to:

*** Also, a possible subversion... In the ''MegaManStarForce'' ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' anime, as the FM-ians are outside the TV station ready to gate-crash Libra's show, Hope Stelar/Akane Hoshikawa (Geo's/Subaru's mum) is seen walking nearby behind them (And with an arrow pointing her out in a style similar to how every ChekhovsGun in ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' is pointed out). Amusingly enough, she '''''does''''' end up as a contestant in Libra's show and beats Cancer at it, but she ends up losing all importance afterwards.
28th Feb '17 6:49:29 PM finalsurvivor1
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* ''MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' used Toadbert, an amnesiac Toad from the present who was one of Peach's bodyguards. [[spoiler: After the Shroob Mothership, Kylie Koopa falls on his head, which causes him to rush to the Bros. to tell them that he has the fifth Cobalt Star Shard, but the Cobalt Star Shard won't defeat the Shroobs. His efforts to stop the Bros. are in vain thanks to the Elder Shrooboid]].

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* ''MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' used Toadbert, an amnesiac Toad from the present who was one of Peach's bodyguards. [[spoiler: After the Shroob Mothership, Kylie Koopa falls on his head, which causes him to rush to the Bros. to tell them that he has the fifth Cobalt Star Shard, but the Cobalt Star Shard won't defeat the Shroobs. His efforts to stop the Bros. are in vain thanks to the Elder Shrooboid]].Shrooboid]].
* '' VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'' has Durmite, a seemingly random boss fought within the first few hours of the game. [[spoiler:She is revealed to hold the first Star Cure and must be fought again in her sage Wisdurm form to get the Cure]].
21st Feb '17 6:27:04 PM nombretomado
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** Genesis Rhapsodos, the principle antagonist to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII's'' prequel game, ''CrisisCore'', first appears in the secret ending of its sequel ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' nearly a year earlier.
** Zack in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is only mentioned off-handedly by Aeris/th, and an old couple early in the game, but of course he holds the key to figuring out Cloud's past. He's now considered important enough to warrant starring in a short anime ''and [[CrisisCore his own game]]'', he even gets a last name (Fair). Even though anyone who's played ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII FFVII]]'' knows how it will end...

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** Genesis Rhapsodos, the principle antagonist to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII's'' prequel game, ''CrisisCore'', ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'', first appears in the secret ending of its sequel ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' nearly a year earlier.
** Zack in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is only mentioned off-handedly by Aeris/th, and an old couple early in the game, but of course he holds the key to figuring out Cloud's past. He's now considered important enough to warrant starring in a short anime ''and [[CrisisCore [[VideoGame/CrisisCore his own game]]'', he even gets a last name (Fair). Even though anyone who's played ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII FFVII]]'' knows how it will end...
22nd Jan '17 2:56:49 PM Xtifr
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* Golyat in ''[[VideoGame/TearsToTiara2 Tears to Tiara 2]]'' first show up commanding his legions to crush Hispania's rebellion. As he retreats, [[TheHero Hamil]] offers him land grants for his veterans if he switch sides, something TheEmpire did in its heyday. He admits the offer is very enticing but it's too late and they'll loose. [[spoiler: Fast forward to the final approach on Alba Longa, as TheParty wonder if any of TheEmpire's legions will switch sides, they find him having already put the city under siege and is waiting for them]].

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* Golyat in ''[[VideoGame/TearsToTiara2 Tears to Tiara 2]]'' first show up commanding his legions to crush Hispania's rebellion. As he retreats, [[TheHero Hamil]] offers him land grants for his veterans if he switch sides, something TheEmpire did in its heyday. He admits the offer is very enticing but it's too late and they'll loose. [[spoiler: Fast forward to the final approach on Alba Longa, as TheParty the party wonder if any of TheEmpire's legions will switch sides, they find him having already put the city under siege and is waiting for them]].
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