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17th Jul '16 6:54:46 AM Adept
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* TerryPratchett is good at sneaking plot relevant details into apparent throw-away gags, where we won't notice them until it's too late. ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' is especially full of this: [[spoiler:almost every goofy detail of the kingdom described in the first half of the book is weaponized against the elves in the second half]].

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* TerryPratchett Creator/TerryPratchett is good at sneaking plot relevant details into apparent throw-away gags, where we won't notice them until it's too late. ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' is especially full of this: [[spoiler:almost every goofy detail of the kingdom described in the first half of the book is weaponized against the elves in the second half]].
2nd Jul '16 6:45:55 AM snichols1973
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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.
30th Jun '16 5:22:02 PM Doug86
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* ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] and its [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins sequel]] are loaded to the gills with this trope. That character/planet/technology/side-comment you barely remember? Yeah, its relevance is being revealed now, fifteen chapters later. May cross into internal ContinuityPorn.

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* ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'']] ''MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] and its [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins sequel]] are loaded to the gills with this trope. That character/planet/technology/side-comment you barely remember? Yeah, its relevance is being revealed now, fifteen chapters later. May cross into internal ContinuityPorn.



* FalloutEquestria is an epic Checkhov's Armory, written by an author who has professed ChekhovsGun as a favorite trope, stating that "everything is either a ChekhovsGun or a RedHerring."

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* FalloutEquestria ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'' is an epic Checkhov's Armory, written by an author who has professed ChekhovsGun as a favorite trope, stating that "everything is either a ChekhovsGun or a RedHerring."
29th Jun '16 8:46:03 PM fsdfsdfsd
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* ''Manga/BlackButler'' has one, but special mention goes to the murder mystery arc. True to the genre, it gets an entire ChekhovsArmoury of it's own.

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* ''Manga/BlackButler'' has one, but special mention goes to the murder mystery arc. True to the genre, genre it parodies, it gets an entire ChekhovsArmoury of it's own.
18th Jun '16 9:14:04 AM VVK
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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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22nd Apr '16 3:20:51 PM Discar
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* A ''lot'' of stuff in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', especially regarding [[spoiler:Asuna. Notably, all of the times the spells Negi cast on her fail is not due to him being an IneptMage, but rather due to her Magic Cancel ability. Her poor grades are implied to be caused by a large scale LaserGuidedAmnesia spell.]] Plus a bunch of other stuff.

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
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A ''lot'' of stuff in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', stuff, especially regarding [[spoiler:Asuna. Notably, all of the times the spells Negi cast on her fail is not due to him being an IneptMage, but rather due to her Magic Cancel ability. Her poor grades are implied to be caused by a large scale LaserGuidedAmnesia spell.]] Plus a bunch of other stuff.



** 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]].
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lesson]]. Guess what Luffy's bounty is worth? [[spoiler:300,000,000 berries. Three times the amount she needed.]]



** The Rolex.



* Film/JamesBond always seems to use every gadget in his arsenal precisely once.
** That's only because they always get blown up as SOP.
** 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".
*** Q is the prototypical Chekhov's Armourer.
** Parodied by EddieIzzard in one of his routines. "Q, I had a lot of stuff I didn't bloody use! The watch that turns into a hamster, what was the point of that?"
---> "These pants, press this button, they turn into jam. Why? The hat that turned into a bicycle, that was very funny..."

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* Film/JamesBond ''Film/JamesBond'':
** Bond
always seems to use every gadget in his arsenal precisely once.
** That's only
once... because they always get blown up as SOP.
**
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".
*** Q is the prototypical Chekhov's Armourer.
** Parodied by EddieIzzard in one of his routines. "Q, I had a lot of stuff I didn't bloody use! The watch that turns into a hamster, what was the point of that?"
---> "These pants, press this button, they turn into jam. Why? The hat that turned into a bicycle, that was very funny..."
tortured".



** Well, not ''so'' surprisingly -- it's a beat-for-beat, almost shot-for-shot parody of Film/DieHard.
* ''Film/HotFuzz'' may have more so than ''Film/DieHard'', including two actual armouries.
** And a SeaMine.

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** Well, not ''so'' surprisingly -- it's a beat-for-beat, almost shot-for-shot parody of Film/DieHard.
* ''Film/HotFuzz'' may have more so than ''Film/DieHard'', including two actual armouries.
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armouries. And a SeaMine.



* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', and about half of them were all introduced at the same event, Bianca's party in ''Grave Peril''.
** [[MindScrew The author also has a NONEXISTENT Chekov's Armoury]] by writing as normal, then revealing there was something vitally important that SHOULD have happened, most notably in ''Literature/SmallFavor''. To elaborate, [[spoiler: Harry, the main character, usually has a penchant for [[KillItWithFire including fire based magic]] in his arsenal. However, throughout much of ''Small Favor'' this is not the case. It isn't remarked upon in the narrative, until one of the other characters points it out and Harry realizes that [[TheFairFolk Mab]] had tampered with his mind to keep him from doing so.]]
* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series. Everything is a ChekhovsGun. ''Everything''. If you hear about a cabinet, a love potion, a locket, a snitch--chances it will turn up, often books later, as a plot point.
** The longest-spanning one being the [[spoiler: Snitch that Harry caught in his first ever Quidditch game]]. It appeared about halfway through the first book, was never even MENTIONED again until near the beginning of the last book. While it was around, it's true purpose wasn't fulfilled until ''three'' chapters before the end of the entire book: [[spoiler: It held the Resurrection Stone.]]

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', and about half of them were all introduced at the same event, Bianca's party in ''Grave Peril''. \n** [[MindScrew The author also has a NONEXISTENT Chekov's Armoury]] by writing as normal, then revealing there was something vitally important that SHOULD have happened, most notably in ''Literature/SmallFavor''. To elaborate, [[spoiler: Harry, the main character, usually has a penchant for [[KillItWithFire including fire based magic]] in his arsenal. However, throughout much of ''Small Favor'' this is not the case. It isn't remarked upon in the narrative, until one of the other characters points it out and Harry realizes that [[TheFairFolk Mab]] had tampered with his mind to keep him from doing so.]]
* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series. Everything is a ChekhovsGun. ''Everything''. If you hear about a cabinet, a love potion, a locket, a snitch--chances it will turn up, often books later, as a plot point.
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point. The longest-spanning one being the [[spoiler: Snitch that Harry caught in his first ever Quidditch game]]. It appeared about halfway through the first book, was never even MENTIONED again until near the beginning of the last book. While it was around, it's true purpose wasn't fulfilled until ''three'' chapters before the end of the entire book: [[spoiler: It held the Resurrection Stone.]]



* ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}''. Sweet CrystalDragonJesus. By the end of the third book, so many seemingly insignificant conversations, objects, and so on wind up being absurdly important. The biggest is probably [[spoiler:Vin's earring,]] but there are others.
** The author, Brandon Sanderson, is fond of this. Both ''Literature/{{Elantris}}'' and ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}},'' have fully stocked armories of their own. [[Literature/TheStormlightArchive The Way of Kings]] is the first book of a ten book series and has already had a number of Chekhov's Guns that were fired, and many other things that are probably loaded Chekhov's Guns that will fire in future books.

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* Creator/BrandonSanderson:
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''Literature/{{Mistborn}}''. Sweet CrystalDragonJesus. By the end of the third book, so many seemingly insignificant conversations, objects, and so on wind up being absurdly important. The biggest is probably [[spoiler:Vin's earring,]] but there are others.
** The author, Brandon Sanderson, is fond of this. Both ''Literature/{{Elantris}}'' and ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}},'' have fully stocked armories of their own. [[Literature/TheStormlightArchive The Way of Kings]] ''Literature/TheWayOfKings is the first book of a ten book series and has already had a number of Chekhov's Guns that were fired, and many other things that are probably loaded Chekhov's Guns that will fire in future books.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', season 5. If it shows up, even in what you ''think'' is a breather episode, it matters in the big finale against Glorificus. In particular, the [[InnocuouslyImportantEpisode supposed breather episodes]] introduced the Buffybot and the troll hammer, both of which were crucial in the season finale.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', season ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Season
5. If it shows up, even in what you ''think'' is a breather episode, it matters in the big finale against Glorificus. In particular, the [[InnocuouslyImportantEpisode supposed breather episodes]] introduced the Buffybot and the troll hammer, both of which were crucial in the season finale.



* Absolutely everything in ''Series/StargateSG1''. People, events, pictures of people, the whole thing. [[spoiler:Jolinar knew something. There's two Stargates on Earth. They can overload their Stargate to shunt the connection to another one. Teal'c carries a big staff weapon normally on offworld missions. Apophis died on camera. The Asgard are floating about the place. The Reetu are invisible, and the Tok'ra have invisible Reetu detection guns, which they gave to the SGC. One shot from a Zatgun stuns, two kills. That's not including the solid Stargate fact that every single piece of Earth mythology regardless of age or culture will definitely turn out to be alien in origin, with most gods being Goa'uld.]]
** ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': Remember that one-off story in the early seasons about a drug that had a 50% mortality rate but made the survivors immune and poisonous to the Wraith? It was deemed unethical and never mentioned again? [[spoiler:It forms the crux of the plot in seaons 4 and 5, after the drug is found and weaponized against the Wraith by Micheal and alters the entire balance of power in the galaxy.]]

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* Absolutely everything in ''Series/StargateSG1''. ''Series/StargateSG1'':
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People, events, pictures of people, the whole thing. [[spoiler:Jolinar knew something. There's two Stargates on Earth. They can overload their Stargate to shunt the connection to another one. Teal'c carries a big staff weapon normally on offworld missions. Apophis died on camera. The Asgard are floating about the place. The Reetu are invisible, and the Tok'ra have invisible Reetu detection guns, which they gave to the SGC. One shot from a Zatgun stuns, two kills. That's not including the solid Stargate fact that every single piece of Earth mythology regardless of age or culture will definitely turn out to be alien in origin, with most gods being Goa'uld.]]
** ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': ''Series/StargateAtlantis'':
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Remember that one-off story in the early seasons about a drug that had a 50% mortality rate but made the survivors immune and poisonous to the Wraith? It was deemed unethical and never mentioned again? [[spoiler:It forms the crux of the plot in seaons 4 and 5, after the drug is found and weaponized against the Wraith by Micheal and alters the entire balance of power in the galaxy.]]



** ''Series/StargateUniverse'' is a more solid example, as the show has only run for two seasons, with an ''extremely'' tight continuity. And there's no telling how many guns didn't get to go off due to the show's cancellation. A few examples:

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** ''Series/StargateUniverse'' is a more solid example, as the show has only run for two seasons, with an ''extremely'' tight continuity. And there's no telling how many guns didn't get to go off due to the show's cancellation. A few examples:''Series/StargateUniverse'':



* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has an amazing arsenal; everything from the Dark One's dagger and a crypt full of still-beating hearts to the DrinkOrder of Clan Charming gets used in a plot-relevant fashion. Then again, we ''are'' dealing with writers from ''Series/{{Buffy the Vampire Slayer}}'' and ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
** Most Chekhov's Guns can be found in Mr. Gold/Rumpelstiltskin's shop, as he [[CrazyPrepared he collects]] items that he knows could be extremely useful someday.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has an amazing arsenal; everything from the Dark One's dagger and a crypt full of still-beating hearts to the DrinkOrder of Clan Charming gets used in a plot-relevant fashion. Then again, we ''are'' dealing with writers from ''Series/{{Buffy the Vampire Slayer}}'' and ''Series/{{Lost}}''. \n** Most Chekhov's Guns can be found in Mr. Gold/Rumpelstiltskin's shop, as he [[CrazyPrepared he collects]] items that he knows could be extremely useful someday.



* ''PlanescapeTorment'' may be the archetypal video game example. If you are prompted to pick up an item, either in dialogue or in the narration, keep that item. It will almost certainly become necessary to completing a quest days down the line.

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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' may be the archetypal video game example. If you are prompted to pick up an item, either in dialogue or in the narration, keep that item. It will almost certainly become necessary to completing a quest days down the line.



* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' has pulled the mother of all of these, a series of over 1000 comics now taking a seemingly insignificant event from one of the earliest comics and turning it into a plot device involving billions of years, the most powerful wizard in existence, and bringing back most of the major antagonists of the past 1000 comics BACK into the story for what will almost certainly be one of the comic's grand, absurdly awesome {{anticlimax}}es.

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* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'':
** The comic
has pulled the mother of all of these, a series of over 1000 comics now taking a seemingly insignificant event from one of the earliest comics and turning it into a plot device involving billions of years, the most powerful wizard in existence, and bringing back most of the major antagonists of the past 1000 comics BACK into the story for what will almost certainly be one of the comic's grand, absurdly awesome {{anticlimax}}es.



* The ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' is made of this trope. For example, nearly every single thing Phase has ever bought or acquired for her utility belt has gotten used ''somewhere'', even if it's in another author's story. The story about Cavalier and Skybolt turning to the Dark Side and becoming The Don's servants was written back in 2004. The significance of that and what it really meant to the plots has only come out in the more recent stories, starting with "Christmas Elves". The backstory of Tennyo was introduced in the earliest stories; how it could be used as a weapon against her didn't come out for about ''five years''.

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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'':
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The ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' 'verse is made of this trope. For example, nearly every single thing Phase has ever bought or acquired for her utility belt has gotten used ''somewhere'', even if it's in another author's story. The story about Cavalier and Skybolt turning to the Dark Side and becoming The Don's servants was written back in 2004. The significance of that and what it really meant to the plots has only come out in the more recent stories, starting with "Christmas Elves". The backstory of Tennyo was introduced in the earliest stories; how it could be used as a weapon against her didn't come out for about ''five years''.



* Averted in WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers. One episode has Brock Sampson going through the standard OSI mission tool kit, and throws away everything in it because they are either "gay, stupid, or never uses them."
** Much like in the ''Dresden Files'' example above, large group scenes tend to introduce characters and plot points that become very significant later on, so it may at first seem like the writers are using this trope. They aren't. They've admitted when they're stuck they just go back and look at old episodes to find something to write about.

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* Averted in WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers. One episode has Brock Sampson going through the standard OSI mission tool kit, and throws away everything in it because they are either "gay, stupid, or never uses them."
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" Much like in the ''Dresden Files'' example above, large group scenes tend to introduce characters and plot points that become very significant later on, so it may at first seem like the writers are using this trope. They aren't. They've admitted when they're stuck they just go back and look at old episodes to find something to write about.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic.'' There's one for every other episode, [[spoiler:and one that was built up over an entire season to boot. The letters Twilight writes to Celestia throughout the first season are used to snap her out of a TenMinuteRetirement and inspire her to fight for her friends and snap them out of Discord's brainwashing.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic.'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic:''
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There's one for every other episode, [[spoiler:and one that was built up over an entire season to boot. The letters Twilight writes to Celestia throughout the first season are used to snap her out of a TenMinuteRetirement and inspire her to fight for her friends and snap them out of Discord's brainwashing.]]
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* A ''lot'' of stuff in ''MahouSenseiNegima!'', especially regarding [[spoiler:Asuna. Notably, all of the times the spells Negi cast on her fail is not due to him being an IneptMage, but rather due to her Magic Cancel ability. Her poor grades are implied to be caused by a large scale LaserGuidedAmnesia spell.]] Plus a bunch of other stuff.
** ''MahouSenseiNegima!'''s Armoury was especially effective because much of the foreshadowing was disguised as comedy, once again especially with regards to [[spoiler:Asuna. Her superhuman speed, strength, and agility were mostly played for slapstick humor, her Magic Cancel was mostly played for fanservice (so that Negi's spells would blast her clothes off but leave her unharmed), and so forth.]]
** Also, while not necessarily an example of Chekhov's Armoury per se, it's also interesting to pay attention to how Akamatsu handled the fighters and supernatural characters in the earlier chapters. For example, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v01/c005/18.html the characters who were left out of the Dodgeball game]][[note]]All of them, excepting the cheerleaders, are extreme {{BadAss}}es who could have won the match singlehanded[[/note]]. The most extreme of these foreshadows was the [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v01/c001/31.html class roster]] in the first chapter.
* ''OnePiece'' has a ton.

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* A ''lot'' of stuff in ''MahouSenseiNegima!'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', especially regarding [[spoiler:Asuna. Notably, all of the times the spells Negi cast on her fail is not due to him being an IneptMage, but rather due to her Magic Cancel ability. Her poor grades are implied to be caused by a large scale LaserGuidedAmnesia spell.]] Plus a bunch of other stuff.
** ''MahouSenseiNegima!'''s ''Negima!'''s Armoury was especially effective because much of the foreshadowing was disguised as comedy, once again especially with regards to [[spoiler:Asuna. Her superhuman speed, strength, and agility were mostly played for slapstick humor, her Magic Cancel was mostly played for fanservice (so that Negi's spells would blast her clothes off but leave her unharmed), and so forth.]]
** Also, while not necessarily an example of Chekhov's Armoury per se, it's also interesting to pay attention to how Akamatsu handled the fighters and supernatural characters in the earlier chapters. For example, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v01/c005/18.html the characters who were left out of the Dodgeball game]][[note]]All game[[note]]All of them, excepting the cheerleaders, are extreme {{BadAss}}es who could have won the match singlehanded[[/note]]. The most extreme of these foreshadows was the [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v01/c001/31.html class roster]] roster in the first chapter.
* ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a ton.



* ''PokemonSpecial'', where everything is a ChekhovsGun and no character has only one appearance.
* ''Hyouka'' is nearly defined by this trope. Wth very few exceptions, every aside and piece of background chatter in an episode comes back, at some point or another, as a piece of whatever puzzle the club is trying to figure out.

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* ''PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', where everything is a ChekhovsGun and no character has only one appearance.
* ''Hyouka'' ''Anime/{{Hyouka}}'' is nearly defined by this trope. Wth With very few exceptions, every aside and piece of background chatter in an episode comes back, at some point or another, as a piece of whatever puzzle the club is trying to figure out.
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** Most Chekhov's Guns can be found in Mr. Gold/Rumpelstiltskin's shop, as he [[CrazyPrepared he collects]] items [[GenreSavvy that he knows]] could be extremely useful someday.

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** Most Chekhov's Guns can be found in Mr. Gold/Rumpelstiltskin's shop, as he [[CrazyPrepared he collects]] items [[GenreSavvy that he knows]] knows could be extremely useful someday.



* Used expertly in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}''. [[spoiler: Roadkill and the Spirit of the West? Used to break Rango out of his HeroicBSOD. The freaky cactai? Lead Rango to the pip the mayor is using to hold back the water and help turn it back on to defeat Jake and save the town. The hole the three moles dug in the middle of the street? Used to let a blast of water up to blast Jake skyhigh. The rest of the mole's family? Used in a GondorCallsForAid to defeat Jake. The one bullet Jake leaves in Rango's gun? Used to free Rango and Bean from the mayor's DeathTrap.]] The crowner is Rango is actually GenreSavvy enough to use it intentionally!

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* Used expertly in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}''. [[spoiler: Roadkill and the Spirit of the West? Used to break Rango out of his HeroicBSOD. The freaky cactai? Lead Rango to the pip the mayor is using to hold back the water and help turn it back on to defeat Jake and save the town. The hole the three moles dug in the middle of the street? Used to let a blast of water up to blast Jake skyhigh. The rest of the mole's family? Used in a GondorCallsForAid to defeat Jake. The one bullet Jake leaves in Rango's gun? Used to free Rango and Bean from the mayor's DeathTrap.]] The crowner is Rango is actually GenreSavvy smart enough to use it intentionally!



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7th Jan '16 6:06:32 PM nombretomado
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** ''SpaceQuest 4'' alone has a cigar butt, a laptop, a jar of corrosive slime scraped off the sewer walls, a battery-powered Energizer Bunny {{expy}}, a floppy disk, and a chewing gum wrapper be essential to stopping Vohaul's abuse of the TimeyWimeyBall. Then again, that game also has the [[RedHerring Unstable Ordinance]]...

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** ''SpaceQuest 4'' ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers'' alone has a cigar butt, a laptop, a jar of corrosive slime scraped off the sewer walls, a battery-powered Energizer Bunny {{expy}}, a floppy disk, and a chewing gum wrapper be essential to stopping Vohaul's abuse of the TimeyWimeyBall. Then again, that game also has the [[RedHerring Unstable Ordinance]]...
20th Nov '15 8:16:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''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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* ''InBruges'' ''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.



* ''{{Paycheck}}'', both the original story, and the John Woo film. To be fair, it's not a side effect, this trope is the basis for the whole film.

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* ''{{Paycheck}}'', ''Film/{{Paycheck}}'', both the original story, and the John Woo film. To be fair, it's not a side effect, this trope is the basis for the whole film.



* In the beginning of ''Used Cars'' a Mexican guy who supplies them with cars says he has a ton of them just sitting around (there has to be at least 250 in a picture he shows them). Later in the movie a driver's ed teacher, who they sold crappy cars to, is angry because now his 250 students can't learn to drive. At the end of the movie the lot is being sued for false advertisement (due to the bad guy messing with an ad to say they have a mile of cars then paying off "experts" to say it wasn't tampered with). A mile of cars is said to be about 250 cars and if they don't have that many at the lot when the judge comes by to see they lose. Remember how the Mexican had at least 250 cars and how the teacher had 250 students?

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* In the beginning of ''Used Cars'' ''Film/UsedCars'' a Mexican guy who supplies them with cars says he has a ton of them just sitting around (there has to be at least 250 in a picture he shows them). Later in the movie a driver's ed teacher, who they sold crappy cars to, is angry because now his 250 students can't learn to drive. At the end of the movie the lot is being sued for false advertisement (due to the bad guy messing with an ad to say they have a mile of cars then paying off "experts" to say it wasn't tampered with). A mile of cars is said to be about 250 cars and if they don't have that many at the lot when the judge comes by to see they lose. Remember how the Mexican had at least 250 cars and how the teacher had 250 students?
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