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16th Feb '17 12:56:50 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}]'' arc, Charlie Brown in lost in the woods, so Peppermint Patty and Marcie go out to look for him. Marcie brings supplies, including cold weather gear, food, water, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and comic books.]] Eventually, it starts to snow, and because Patty is only wearing her sandals, her feet get cold. So Marcie tries to wrap her feet in the comic books. It works for a while, but eventually, the storm gets worse, and the hastily made comic bandage starts to fall apart. Fortunately, when the blizzard is at its worst, they find Charlie Brown and Snoopy, or rather they find them; they followed the trail of comic book pages.

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* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}]'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' arc, Charlie Brown in lost in the woods, so Peppermint Patty and Marcie go out to look for him. Marcie brings supplies, including cold weather gear, food, water, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and comic books.]] Eventually, it starts to snow, and because Patty is only wearing her sandals, her feet get cold. So Marcie tries to wrap her feet in the comic books. It works for a while, but eventually, the storm gets worse, and the hastily made comic bandage starts to fall apart. Fortunately, when the blizzard is at its worst, they find Charlie Brown and Snoopy, or rather they find them; they followed the trail of comic book pages.
10th Feb '17 5:07:22 PM NotThisThing
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** [[spoiler:Trucy's Panties]] are used to object to testimony in the second case of ''Apollo Justice'' at least 3 times; [[spoiler:first to show proof of other crimes on the same night, then to show what the college student witness was hiding, and then, at the very end of the case, to prove why the car couldn't have been used to transport the body.]]? [[LampshadeHanging The judge even comments on Apollo's repeated presentation of that piece of evidence]].

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** [[spoiler:Trucy's Panties]] panties]] are used to object to testimony in the second case of ''Apollo Justice'' at least 3 times; [[spoiler:first to show proof of other crimes on the same night, then to show what the college student witness was hiding, and then, at the very end of the case, to prove why the car couldn't have been used to transport the body.]]? [[LampshadeHanging The judge even comments on Apollo's repeated presentation of that piece of evidence]].



* [[ChekhovsGag An early joke]] in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' involves each student of [[AcademyOfAdventure Beacon Academy]] being assigned rocket-propelled lockers to store their weapons and [[ButtMonkey Jaune]] getting tossed into one of them by a local bully and launched off to god knows where. In the next volume, it's shown that they can be used to quickly acquire one's weapons in case of emergency. When Ruby notices something fishy going on at a communications tower, she walks straight out of the dance party and calls her locker (which leaves a crater on the ground as it lands, by the way) with her [[SinisterScythe Crescent Rose]] inside. In volume three the lockers make a comeback during a battle, used by ''all'' of the students to get their respective weapons, as well as lockers ''themselves'' being used as weapons to strike down a giant monster bird. The same episode involves yet another use of these lockers: [[spoiler:Ruby launches one of them towards an airship and ''flies on it'' to quickly reach said ship]]. Thought Rooster Teeth ran out of ideas on how to use them? In the volume three finale we learn the ''real'' reason behind the initial ChekhovsGag: [[spoiler:It's established that a person may be stuffed into the locker and launched off to somewhere else without any real harm. Which is exacly what Jaune's girlfriend does to him to make sure that he's safe and that he won't stop her from facing [[TheHeavy Cinder]]]].

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* [[ChekhovsGag An early joke]] in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' involves each student of [[AcademyOfAdventure Beacon Academy]] being assigned rocket-propelled lockers to store their weapons and [[ButtMonkey Jaune]] getting tossed into one of them by a local bully and launched off to god knows where. In the next volume, it's shown that they can be used to quickly acquire one's weapons in case of emergency. When Ruby notices something fishy going on at a communications tower, she walks straight out of the dance party and calls her locker (which leaves a crater on the ground as it lands, by the way) with her [[SinisterScythe Crescent Rose]] inside. In volume three the lockers make a comeback during a battle, used by ''all'' of the students to get their respective weapons, as well as lockers ''themselves'' being used as weapons to strike down a giant monster bird. The same episode involves yet another use of these lockers: [[spoiler:Ruby launches one of them towards an airship and ''flies on it'' to quickly reach said ship]]. Thought Rooster Teeth ran out of ideas on how to use them? In the volume three finale we learn the ''real'' reason behind the initial ChekhovsGag: [[spoiler:It's established that a person may be stuffed into the locker and launched off to somewhere else without any real harm. Which is exacly what Jaune's girlfriend Pyrrha does to him to make sure that he's safe and that he won't stop her from facing [[TheHeavy Cinder]]]].
4th Feb '17 8:56:03 PM Anddrix
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'' has ricin. Walter created it early in season 2 in order to kill his psycho boss Tuco. It comes back later in season 4 when Walt attempts to do the same with Gus. [[spoiler: In the series finale, Walt finally successfully uses it to kill Lydia.]]

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'' has ricin. Walter created it early in season 2 in order to kill his psycho boss Tuco. It comes back later in season 4 when Walt attempts to do the same with Gus. [[spoiler: In the series finale, Walt finally successfully uses it to kill Lydia.]]Lydia]].
* The pistol Dorothy finds in the trunk of the police car when she first lands on Oz in ''Series/EmeraldCity''. [[spoiler:She tricks East into killing herself with it]] by the end of [[Recap/EmeraldCityS1E1TheBeastForever "The Beast Forever"]]. It's brought back again in [[Recap/EmeraldCityS1E6BeautifulWickedness "Beautiful Wickedness"]] as the Wizard [[spoiler:wants to reverse engineer it to kill the Beast Forever]].
4th Feb '17 12:41:46 PM Gosicrystal
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* Numerous pieces of evidence in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games show up in multiple contexts in the same case, or even pop up in multiple cases as {{Continuity Nod}}s.
** The Thinker Statue is used as the murder weapon in both case 1 and 2 of the first game.
*** Also the fact that the statue [[spoiler: is actually a clock]] comes up in both cases as well.
** One example is [[spoiler:the metal detector]] from game 1, case 4, [[spoiler:which is originally used just to gather other evidence but makes a triumphant comeback in the courtroom, helping to finally nail the real culprit]]. Then it comes back in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' case 5 when [[spoiler:you use it to find the real murder weapon.]]
** The fact that [[spoiler:a person's appearance changes during a channeling.]]
** [[spoiler:Trucy's Panties]] is used to object to testimony in the second case of ''Apollo Justice'' at least 3 times; [[spoiler:first to show proof of other crimes on the same night, then to show what the college student witness was hiding, and then, at the very end of the case, to prove why the car couldn't have been used to transport the body.]]? [[LampshadeHanging The judge even comments on Apollo's repeated presentation of that piece of evidence]].
** The Case 4 knife in ''Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth''. At first, it seems to be only significant because of its status as a murder weapon, but before the end of the case it's revealed to be [[spoiler:doubling as a missing piece of evidence, the Yagatarasu's Key]]. Shortly after, it's stolen by [[spoiler:the murderer]], who escapes. End of the story, right? Wrong. It shows up again in Case 5 (seven years later), [[spoiler:in the possession of that case's first murder victim, Manny Coachen]]. The full significance of the item is eventually revealed: [[spoiler:the key end opens the safe in his office, while the "knife" portion is used as a secondary key to open a secret compartment in the safe.]] But we're still not done; later on, [[spoiler:when the murderer--Quercus Alba--is being confronted by Edgeworth, it comes to light that he likely struggled with Manny Coachen, and Manny fought back with a sharp stabbing weapon of some kind--one that had somehow been concealed in a way to avoid detection. Guess how Manny pulled it off. That's right, he used the Yagatarasu's Key as a knife, as his compatriot had done seven years before.]]


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* Numerous pieces of evidence in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games show up in multiple contexts in the same case, or even pop up in multiple cases as {{Call Back}}s or {{Continuity Nod}}s.
** The Thinker Statue is used as the murder weapon in both case 1 and 2 of the first game. Also the fact that the statue is secretly a clock comes up in both cases as well (you nail two criminals when [[INeverSaidItWasPoison they admit it was a clock even though they shouldn't know]]).
** [[spoiler:The metal detector]] from game 1, case 4, [[spoiler:which is originally used just to gather other evidence but makes a triumphant comeback in the courtroom, helping to finally nail the real culprit]]. Then it comes back in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' case 5 when [[spoiler:you use it to find the real murder weapon.]]
** The fact that a person's appearance changes during a channeling. You see it for the first time in the first game, and becomes crucial both in the second and third installments.
** [[spoiler:Trucy's Panties]] are used to object to testimony in the second case of ''Apollo Justice'' at least 3 times; [[spoiler:first to show proof of other crimes on the same night, then to show what the college student witness was hiding, and then, at the very end of the case, to prove why the car couldn't have been used to transport the body.]]? [[LampshadeHanging The judge even comments on Apollo's repeated presentation of that piece of evidence]].
** The Case 4 knife in ''Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth''. At first, it seems to be only significant because of its status as a murder weapon, but before the end of the case it's revealed to be [[spoiler:doubling as a missing piece of evidence, the Yagatarasu's Key]]. Shortly after, it's stolen by [[spoiler:the murderer]], who escapes. End of the story, right? Wrong. It shows up again in Case 5 (seven years later), [[spoiler:in the possession of that case's first murder victim, Manny Coachen]]. The full significance of the item is eventually revealed: [[spoiler:the key end opens the safe in his office, while the "knife" portion is used as a secondary key to open a secret compartment in the safe.]] But we're still not done; later on, [[spoiler:when the murderer--Quercus Alba--is being confronted by Edgeworth, it comes to light that he likely struggled with Manny Coachen, and Manny fought back with a sharp stabbing weapon of some kind--one that had somehow been concealed in a way to avoid detection. Guess how Manny pulled it off. That's right, he used the Yagatarasu's Key as a knife, as his compatriot had done seven years before.]]
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17th Jan '17 12:37:52 PM RacattackForce
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* The third and final part of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'''s GrandFinale has Mordecai and Rigby use the Power, the magic keyboard from the show's first episode, to return to the final battle when they realize [[MakesSenseInContext they've been returned to the start of the show]]. The episode is even called "The Power" to reflect this.

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* The third and final part of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'''s GrandFinale has Mordecai and Rigby use the The Power, the magic magical keyboard from the show's first episode, episode of the same name, to return to the final battle when they realize [[MakesSenseInContext they've been returned to the start of the show]]. The [[BookEnds This episode is even called "The Power" to reflect this.]]
17th Jan '17 12:23:55 PM RacattackForce
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* The third and final part of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'''s GrandFinale has Mordecai and Rigby use the Power, the magic keyboard from the show's first episode, when they realize [[MakesSenseInContext they've been returned to the start of the show]]. The episode is even called "The Power" to reflect this.

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* The third and final part of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'''s GrandFinale has Mordecai and Rigby use the Power, the magic keyboard from the show's first episode, to return to the final battle when they realize [[MakesSenseInContext they've been returned to the start of the show]]. The episode is even called "The Power" to reflect this.
17th Jan '17 12:21:01 PM RacattackForce
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* The third and final part of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'''s GrandFinale has Mordecai and Rigby use the Power, the magic keyboard from the show's first episode, when they realize [[MakesSenseInContext they've been returned to the start of the show]]. The episode is even called "The Power" to reflect this.
8th Jan '17 12:54:05 PM nombretomado
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* {{Transmetropolitan}}: I-Pollen Damage, Source Gas and Spider's ''second'' back-up gun.

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* {{Transmetropolitan}}: ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'': I-Pollen Damage, Source Gas and Spider's ''second'' back-up gun.
1st Jan '17 1:45:59 PM nombretomado
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** The [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} sequel]] has another example: near the beginning, you trick the system responsible for throwing out defective turrets into throwing out working ones and keeping the defective ones. Soon afterwards, GLaDOS throws turrets at you - which are defective. [[spoiler:Near the end of the game, Wheatley sets up an [[StupidityIsTheOnlyOption obvious death trap]]... full of defective turrets.]]

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** The [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} sequel]] has another example: near the beginning, you trick the system responsible for throwing out defective turrets into throwing out working ones and keeping the defective ones. Soon afterwards, GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] throws turrets at you - which are defective. [[spoiler:Near the end of the game, Wheatley sets up an [[StupidityIsTheOnlyOption obvious death trap]]... full of defective turrets.]]
29th Dec '16 9:16:16 AM Doug86
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* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' introduced the 'Hinds Blood Dagger', which had the power to kill Gods. The dagger served its purpose plot-wise, [[spoiler: Callisto brutally murders the God Strife with it]], and then Hercules [[spoiler: literally rams it into the stone stair rail of the Temple of Ares]]. It later reappears on HTLJ's spin-off XenaWarriorPrincess, and is the object of at least four characters desires over the course of two episodes. It is later used to threaten [[spoiler: Ares]] and [[spoiler: gut God-Callisto]] before being 'disposed of' for good.

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* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' introduced the 'Hinds Blood Dagger', which had the power to kill Gods. The dagger served its purpose plot-wise, [[spoiler: Callisto brutally murders the God Strife with it]], and then Hercules [[spoiler: literally rams it into the stone stair rail of the Temple of Ares]]. It later reappears on HTLJ's spin-off XenaWarriorPrincess, ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', and is the object of at least four characters desires over the course of two episodes. It is later used to threaten [[spoiler: Ares]] and [[spoiler: gut God-Callisto]] before being 'disposed of' for good.
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