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31st May '18 8:43:45 AM erforce
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* The 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes''- everything in the chemistry lab turns out to be important in some way. Details would be spoilerific. In fact, both films have a vast arsenal of guns, from the glaringly obvious to the subtle and seemingly one-shot ones. One of the most prominent examples in [[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows the second movie]] is Mycroft's [[spoiler:[[ArtificialGill oxygen breather]]]] that Holmes handles before the climax.

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* The 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes''- ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'' -- everything in the chemistry lab turns out to be important in some way. Details would be spoilerific. In fact, both films have a vast arsenal of guns, from the glaringly obvious to the subtle and seemingly one-shot ones. One of the most prominent examples in [[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows the second movie]] is Mycroft's [[spoiler:[[ArtificialGill oxygen breather]]]] that Holmes handles before the climax.
21st May '18 5:19:09 AM Kuroguma
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** Nami's first canon appearance has her mentioning to Luffy that she needs 100,000,000 berries (the currency used in that world, not the fruit), and that she hates pirates because a pirate killed someone dear to her. It's revealed at the end of the first saga that that same pirate, Arlong, took over her village and enslaved her, striking a bargain to let them all go if she paid him 100,000,000 berries. And he valued money so much that he [[IGaveMyWord never goes back on any promises that involve them]]. Unfortunately, that doesn't extend to using LoopholeAbuse...that is, unfortunately for him, when Nami, reduced to tears, begged Luffy for help. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Arlong learned his lesson]]. Guess what Luffy's bounty is worth? [[spoiler:300,000,000 berries. Three times the amount she needed.]]

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** Nami's first canon appearance has her mentioning to Luffy that she needs 100,000,000 berries (the currency used in that world, not the fruit), and that she hates pirates because a pirate killed someone dear to her. It's revealed at the end of the first saga that that same pirate, Arlong, took over her village and enslaved her, striking a bargain to let them all go if she paid him 100,000,000 berries. And he valued money so much that he [[IGaveMyWord never goes back on any promises that involve them]]. Unfortunately, that doesn't extend to using LoopholeAbuse...that is, unfortunately for him, when Nami, reduced to tears, begged Luffy for help. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Arlong learned his lesson]]. Guess what Luffy's bounty is worth? [[spoiler:300,000,000 worth now? [[spoiler:1,500,000,000 berries. Three Fifteen times the amount she needed.]]
21st May '18 12:50:07 AM LB7979
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* The FinalBattle in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' is full of references to earlier events. Po is hard to acupuncture because of his fur/fat? [[spoiler: He's also immune to nerve attacks.]] Playing a ShellGame with chopsticks? [[spoiler: Repeated with stilts and pans to hide the MacGuffin.]] Po becomes more acrobatic when he's looking for food? [[spoiler: Also works if he just imagines he's doing that.]]

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* The FinalBattle in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' is full of references to earlier events. Po is hard to acupuncture because of his fur/fat? [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's also immune to nerve attacks.]] Playing a ShellGame with chopsticks? [[spoiler: Repeated [[spoiler:Repeated with stilts and pans to hide the MacGuffin.]] Po becomes more acrobatic when he's looking for food? [[spoiler: Also [[spoiler:Also works if he just imagines he's doing that.]]



* ''Film/DieHard'' is packed to the gills with material from the Armoury. The lighter that John finds, the question "Who gives a fuck about glass?", the explosives, the Twinkies... if it shows up on screen, it gets used again. And, in some cases, again and again.
* ''Film/InBruges'' (it's in Belgium), [[spoiler: ''everything'', from the type of bullets bought by Harry, to the movie Jimmy is starring in, etc.,]] comes into play in the finale.

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* ''Film/DieHard'' is packed to the gills with material from the Armoury. ''Film/DieHard'': The lighter that John finds, the question "Who gives a fuck about glass?", the explosives, the Twinkies... if it shows up on screen, it gets used again. And, in some cases, again and again.
* ''Film/InBruges'' (it's in Belgium), [[spoiler: ''everything'', ''Film/InBruges'': [[spoiler:''Everything'', from the type of bullets bought by Harry, to the movie Jimmy is starring in, etc.,]] comes into play in the finale.



** Bond always seems to use every gadget in his arsenal precisely once... because they get blown up immediately. But it is so rare for any gadget he gets with an explanation not to be used, that he should have bribed Q to only explain him about gadgets that "will allow you to safely take out unsuspecting enemies from a great distance" instead of those that are "short ranged, one shot weapons which will not be noticed by the enemy, and you can use as a last resort when captured, bound and being tortured".
** Rumor has it this results from the writers going back and adding a gadget whenever [[DeusExMachina they write themselves into a corner.]]

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** Bond always seems to use every gadget in his arsenal precisely once... because they get blown up immediately. But it is so rare for any gadget he gets with an explanation not to be used, that he should have bribed Q to only explain him about gadgets that "will allow you to safely take out unsuspecting enemies from a great distance" instead of those that are "short ranged, one shot weapons which will not be noticed by the enemy, and you can use as a last resort when captured, bound and being tortured".
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tortured". Rumor has it this results from the writers going back and adding a gadget whenever [[DeusExMachina they write themselves into a corner.]]



** Subverted by the BMW in ''Film/GoldenEye'' - though Q goes into detail about the car's "usual refinements," none of its gadgets are ever used, and the car itself makes only a cameo appearance. ProductPlacement at its finest.
* Surprisingly, ''Film/PaulBlartMallCop''. Absolutely everything from the comedy half of the movie makes an appearance when Paul is fighting back against the robbers. [[spoiler: Even the hot sauce.]]
* ''Film/HotFuzz'' may have more so than ''Film/DieHard'', including two actual armouries. And a SeaMine.

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** Subverted by the BMW in ''Film/GoldenEye'' - though ''Film/GoldenEye''--though Q goes into detail about the car's "usual refinements," none of its gadgets are ever used, and the car itself makes only a cameo appearance. ProductPlacement at its finest.
* Surprisingly, ''Film/PaulBlartMallCop''. ''Film/PaulBlartMallCop'': Absolutely everything from the comedy half of the movie makes an appearance when Paul is fighting back against the robbers. [[spoiler: Even [[spoiler:Even the hot sauce.]]
* ''Film/HotFuzz'' ''Film/HotFuzz'': may have more so than ''Film/DieHard'', including two actual armouries. And a SeaMine.
10th May '18 11:08:05 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver''. Just take a look around the room, remember what he has in his pockets, oh, and that tennis racket you were holding for your son. Yeah, now let's go disarm a nuclear warhead.

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* ''Series/MacGyver''.''Series/MacGyver1985''. Just take a look around the room, remember what he has in his pockets, oh, and that tennis racket you were holding for your son. Yeah, now let's go disarm a nuclear warhead.
18th Apr '18 8:40:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Spooks}}'': In the episode "Love and Death", Danny and Zoe are send to intercept a scientist, with a briefcase full of documents [[spoiler:and a false bottom containing the kit to asassinate him if that doesn't work.]]

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* ''{{Spooks}}'': ''Series/{{Spooks}}'': In the episode "Love and Death", Danny and Zoe are send to intercept a scientist, with a briefcase full of documents [[spoiler:and a false bottom containing the kit to asassinate him if that doesn't work.]]
4th Mar '18 3:34:25 PM Malady
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* ''UltimaIX'' subverts this with Britain's Avatar Museum. It holds every puzzle-solving PlotCoupon in the history of the series, not one of which become relevant to this game.

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* ''UltimaIX'' ''VideoGame/UltimaIX'' subverts this with Britain's Avatar Museum. It holds every puzzle-solving PlotCoupon in the history of the series, not one of which become relevant to this game.
14th Feb '18 3:59:09 AM Kotomikun
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* ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'' did this with many variants on the ''same'' Chekhov's Gun. "Beadman's" was frequently used as a [[AcmeProducts generic product brand]] until, in chapter 13, [[http://www.casualvillain.com/Unsounded/comic/ch13/ch13_14.html Beadman turns out to be an actual person]] with a role in the plot.
13th Jan '18 2:23:58 PM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''Film/MothersDay'', the weapons used are all introduced long before they are actually used.
13th Jan '18 2:20:28 PM FuzzyBoots
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* ''WesternAniamtion/LeroyAndStitch'': Lilo's going away presents: a tiki necklace for Stitch, which helps to identify Leroy as a Stitch impostor, because Stitch promised to never take it off; Jumba's "Aloha Oe" record, which he plays while creating and programming the Leroy experiment for Dr. Hämsterviel, turns out to be a hidden shut-down mechanism that deactivates Leroy and his clones; and Pleakley's rock paperweight, which disrupts a black hole and turns it into a warp back to Earth once Stitch chews it down to a proper weight.

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* ''WesternAniamtion/LeroyAndStitch'': ''WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch'': Lilo's going away presents: a tiki necklace for Stitch, which helps to identify Leroy as a Stitch impostor, because Stitch promised to never take it off; Jumba's "Aloha Oe" record, which he plays while creating and programming the Leroy experiment for Dr. Hämsterviel, turns out to be a hidden shut-down mechanism that deactivates Leroy and his clones; and Pleakley's rock paperweight, which disrupts a black hole and turns it into a warp back to Earth once Stitch chews it down to a proper weight.
9th Dec '17 8:36:38 PM trentongm
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'': Had Chekhov not existed, this show could have been the TropeNamer. Bojack was one of the first shows to account for the rise of binge-watching in it's development process, with each season being released at once. This allowed the writers to fill early episodes with hints about plot points that occur later in the season, resulting in a byzantine web of set-ups and payoffs that few shows can rival.
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