History ChekhovsGunman / WesternAnimation

11th Jun '17 6:56:58 PM VulgarBee
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* Fans of WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse correctly guessed that the girl who watches in awe as Greg's van goes by in the original opener would turn out to be Steven's love interest.

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* Fans of WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' correctly guessed that the girl who watches in awe as Greg's van goes by in the original opener would turn out to be Steven's love interest.
11th Jun '17 6:55:36 PM VulgarBee
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* At the end of the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' opening theme, a strange triangle creature surrounded by seemingly random symbols will appear on your screen for a split second, and its likeness also appears in the background consistently throughout the show. The characters finally meet the being, who turns out to be a [[DreamWalker dream demon]] named Bill Cipher, towards the end of the first season (in the episode [[Recap/GravityFallsS1E19Dreamscaperers "Dreamscaperers"]]). The second and final season has the demon turn out to be the BigBad.


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* At the end of the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' opening theme, a strange triangle creature surrounded by seemingly random symbols will appear on your screen for a split second, and its likeness also appears in the background consistently throughout the show. The characters finally meet the being, who turns out to be a [[DreamWalker dream demon]] named Bill Cipher, towards the end of the first season (in the episode [[Recap/GravityFallsS1E19Dreamscaperers "Dreamscaperers"]]). The second and final season has the demon turn out to be the BigBad.
6th May '17 5:06:27 PM nombretomado
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* At the end of the WesternAnimation/GravityFalls opening theme, a strange triangle creature surrounded by seemingly random symbols will appear on your screen for a split second, and its likeness also appears in the background consistently throughout the show. The characters finally meet the being, who turns out to be a [[DreamWalker dream demon]] named Bill Cipher, towards the end of the first season (in the episode [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/GravityFallsS1E19Dreamscaperers "Dreamscaperers"]]). The second and final season has the demon turn out to be the BigBad.

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* At the end of the WesternAnimation/GravityFalls ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' opening theme, a strange triangle creature surrounded by seemingly random symbols will appear on your screen for a split second, and its likeness also appears in the background consistently throughout the show. The characters finally meet the being, who turns out to be a [[DreamWalker dream demon]] named Bill Cipher, towards the end of the first season (in the episode [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/GravityFallsS1E19Dreamscaperers [[Recap/GravityFallsS1E19Dreamscaperers "Dreamscaperers"]]). The second and final season has the demon turn out to be the BigBad.



* Porter C. Powell in ''TransformersAnimated'' is an accidental example. He was twice in the first season: the first is as one of [[MadScientist Prometheus Black's]] financiers letting him know that his funding is being cut and he's not getting anymore test subjects, the second is as a random bystander when Professor Sumdac unveiled the improved Dinobots. In the first episode of season two we find out that he's Chairman of the Board of Sumdac Systems and proceeds to take over the company in Sumdac's absence and [[KickTheDog kick Sari out of her home for using money to try and find her dad]], solidifying his role as both a CorruptCorporateExecutive and the most important human villain. However, his role and [[{{Retcon}} his position on the board]] only came into being when the show's staff members took a liking to his character design and bugged the head story editor into featuring him in a larger role.

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* Porter C. Powell in ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is an accidental example. He was twice in the first season: the first is as one of [[MadScientist Prometheus Black's]] financiers letting him know that his funding is being cut and he's not getting anymore test subjects, the second is as a random bystander when Professor Sumdac unveiled the improved Dinobots. In the first episode of season two we find out that he's Chairman of the Board of Sumdac Systems and proceeds to take over the company in Sumdac's absence and [[KickTheDog kick Sari out of her home for using money to try and find her dad]], solidifying his role as both a CorruptCorporateExecutive and the most important human villain. However, his role and [[{{Retcon}} his position on the board]] only came into being when the show's staff members took a liking to his character design and bugged the head story editor into featuring him in a larger role.
12th Jan '17 10:11:49 PM TheDogSage
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** In episode 35, "Lion 3: Straight to Video", Steven discovers there's a pocket dimension within his pet Lion's mane. This dimension consists of a sea of grass with a hill holding a tree being the only other thing there. On this hill is a Mr. Universe t-shirt, a sword, a flag, a treasure chest, a bubbled Gem (which is the actual body of the alien race known as Gems, with the humanoid form around it being a light construct), and a video tape. It's not until '''65''' episodes later that the bubbled Gem comes back and is revealed to be the episode's titular "Bismuth".
28th Oct '16 4:02:45 PM RacattackForce
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* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' has this happen all the time; some of the newer renditions try to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] or avert; but they'll still be surrounded by episodes that do it straight.

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* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' has ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', as a comedy/mystery series, makes heavy use of this happen all the time; some of the newer trope; most renditions try to of the franchise following ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'' often [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] or avert; avert it; but they'll still be surrounded by episodes that do it straight.
28th Oct '16 3:57:29 PM RacattackForce
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* At the end of the WesternAnimation/GravityFalls opening theme a strange triangle creature surrounded by seemingly random symbols will appear on your screen for a split second, and its likeness also appears in the background consistently throughout the show. In the episode [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/GravityFallsS1E19Dreamscaperers "Dreamscaperers"]] it is revealed that he is actually a [[DreamWalker dream demon]] named Bill Cipher, and he has a history with the titular town.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "The Creeps", Finn gets freaked out by this terrifying ghost-creature. By the end of the episode he assumes it was a prank by his friends, but they swear they don't know what he's talking about, and its never explained. Turns out [[spoiler: its a vision from a past life, trying to send him a message]].

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* At the end of the WesternAnimation/GravityFalls opening theme theme, a strange triangle creature surrounded by seemingly random symbols will appear on your screen for a split second, and its likeness also appears in the background consistently throughout the show. In The characters finally meet the being, who turns out to be a [[DreamWalker dream demon]] named Bill Cipher, towards the end of the first season (in the episode [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/GravityFallsS1E19Dreamscaperers "Dreamscaperers"]] it is revealed that he is actually a [[DreamWalker dream demon]] named Bill Cipher, "Dreamscaperers"]]). The second and he final season has a history with the titular town.
demon turn out to be the BigBad.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "The Creeps", Finn gets freaked out by this terrifying ghost-creature. By the end of the episode he assumes it was a prank by his friends, but they swear they don't know what he's talking about, and its never explained. Turns It later turns out [[spoiler: its a vision from a past life, trying to send him a message]].
27th Jun '16 3:43:15 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** In the beginning of the very first episode, Twilight rather roughly turns down an invitation to a party hosted by Moondancer because she'd just read a book warning that Nightmare Moon might be returning to Equestria that night. Just a moment meant to [[EstablishingCharacterMoment establish]] Twilight's asocial nature? Well, yes, but then in Season 5 we meet Moondancer, and it turns out Twilight's rebuff of her invitation really affected her. The plot of ''Amending Fences'' is about getting her to come out of the shell she retreated into because of Twilight's refusal.
30th Jan '16 4:55:44 PM Josef5678
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* The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' introduces Applejack's little sister Apple Bloom in passing during the extremely crowded Apple Clan reunion. Later on, there's a brief shot of her with two other fillies. Later in the season, Apple Bloom plays a key role in the events of "Bridle Gossip", and gets the spotlight in "Call of the Cutie", which ''also'' officially introduces the other two fillies, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle, the latter of which is Rarity's little sister.

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The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon pilot episode]] introduces Applejack's little sister Apple Bloom in passing during the extremely crowded Apple Clan reunion. Later on, there's a brief shot of her with two other fillies. Later in the season, Apple Bloom plays a key role in the events of "Bridle Gossip", "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip Bridle Gossip]]", and gets the spotlight in "Call "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E12CallOfTheCutie Call of the Cutie", Cutie]]", which ''also'' officially introduces the other two fillies, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle, the latter of which is Rarity's little sister.



** An episode-specific example: "A Friend in Deed" introduces a donkey named Matilda early on. She turns out to be Cranky's lost love.
** Near the beginning of "Keep Calm and Flutter On", Discord casts a spell that causes a group of beavers to become mean-spirited and they later appear near the end and build a dam that causes Sweet Apple Acres to flood.

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** An episode-specific example: "A "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed A Friend in Deed" Deed]]" introduces a donkey named Matilda early on. She turns out to be Cranky's lost love.
** Near the beginning of "Keep "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn Keep Calm and Flutter On", On]]", Discord casts a spell that causes a group of beavers to become mean-spirited and they later appear near the end and build a dam that causes Sweet Apple Acres to flood.flood.
** All of Starlight Glimmer's previous quick background appearances throughout season 5 tie together in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E25TheCutieRemarkPart1 The "Cutie Remark"]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E26TheCutieRemarkPart2 two-parter]]. [[spoiler:In "Amending Fences", she saw how one missed event soured Moondancer on the idea of friendship. In "What About Discord?", she overheard the suggestion about using time travel to witness an event that had been missed. Finally, in this episode, Twilight recounting how the Sonic Rainboom brought the Mane Six together gives Starlight the information she needs to potentially stop their friendship before it ever starts.]]
30th Jan '16 3:45:44 PM StFan
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* One of the early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' briefly showed a female ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} pilot that was working under ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and ComicBook/BlackWidow. Much later, this agent became ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}}, who ended up playing a major role in the HYDRA Island episode and the ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' adaptation.

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* One of the early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' briefly showed shows a female ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} pilot that was is working under ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and ComicBook/BlackWidow. Much later, this agent became becomes ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}}, who ended ends up playing a major role in the HYDRA Island episode and the ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' adaptation.
28th Nov '15 4:29:56 PM nombretomado
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* One of the early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' briefly showed a female ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} pilot that was working under ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and ComicBook/BlackWidow. Much later, this agent became ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}}, who ended up playing a major role in the HYDRA Island episode and the ''SecretInvasion'' adaptation.

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* One of the early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' briefly showed a female ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} pilot that was working under ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and ComicBook/BlackWidow. Much later, this agent became ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}}, who ended up playing a major role in the HYDRA Island episode and the ''SecretInvasion'' ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' adaptation.
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