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4th Aug '16 9:10:47 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', the Master Chief has to get the Index to activate the ring and destroy the Flood. In the very last moment Cortana takes the Index away and prevents the destruction of half the galaxy. In the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' [[spoiler:the Flood has taken control of a massive space station far outside the galaxy, that serves as the control room for all the Halos in the galaxy and creates new rings if any ones are destroyed. With an almost completed ring inside the station, everything needed would be an Index to activate it. ''"I'm a thief... but I keep what I steal."'']]

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', the Master Chief has to get the Index to activate the ring and destroy the Flood. In the very last moment Cortana takes the Index away and prevents in order to prevent Chief from accidentally destroying the destruction of half the entire galaxy. In the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' 3}}'', [[spoiler:the Flood has taken control of the Ark, a massive space station far outside the galaxy, galaxy that serves as the control room for all the Halos in the galaxy and creates new rings if any ones are destroyed. With an almost completed ring already inside the station, everything the only thing needed for it to destroy the Flood would be an Index to activate it. ''"I'm a thief... but I keep what I steal."'']]
1st Aug '16 8:58:24 AM NamelessTroper
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* [[ChekhovsGag Early joke]] in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' involved assigning rocket locker to each student of [[AcademyOfAdventure Beacon]] to store their weapons and [[ButtMonkey Jaune]] getting tossed into one of them by local bully and launched god knows were. In next volume we've learned what was the point of these lockers: they could be used to quickly get the weapons in case of emergency. When Ruby noticed problems at certain tower, she was straight out of the dance party she didn't have her weapon with her. So she called her locker with her weapon inside. In volume three during a battle the lockers made a comeback, used by ''all'' students to call their weapons, as well as lockers ''themselves'' being used as a weapon to strike a monster bird. same episode involved yet another use of these lockers:[[spoiler: Ruby launched one of them towards and airship and ''[[CrazyAwesome flew on it]]'' to quickly reach said ship]]. When you'd think creators ran out of ideas how to use them we've learn the ''real'' reason behind the initial ChekhovsGag:[[spoiler: it established that the person may be stuffed into the locker and launched somewhere without harm. Which is exacly what Jaune's girlfriend did to him in volume finale to make sure that he's safe and that he won't stop her from facing [[TheHeavy Cinder]]]].

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* [[ChekhovsGag Early An early joke]] in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' involved assigning rocket locker rocket-propelled lockers to each student of [[AcademyOfAdventure Beacon]] Beacon Academy]] to store their weapons and [[ButtMonkey Jaune]] getting tossed into one of them by a local bully and launched off to god knows were. In the next volume we've learned what was the point of these lockers: volume, it's shown that they could be used to quickly get the acquire one's weapons in case of emergency. When Ruby noticed problems something fishy going on at a certain communications tower, she was walked straight out of the dance party she didn't have her weapon with her. So she party, called her locker (which leaves a crater on the ground as it lands, by the way) with her weapon Crescent Rose inside. In volume three during a battle the lockers made a comeback, used by ''all'' of the students to call get their respective weapons, as well as lockers ''themselves'' being used as a weapon weapons to strike down a monster bird. giant Nevermore. The same episode involved yet another use of these lockers:[[spoiler: Ruby launched one of them towards and an airship and ''[[CrazyAwesome flew on it]]'' to quickly reach said ship]]. When you'd think creators Thought Rooster Teeth ran out of ideas on how to use them we've them? In the final episode we learn the ''real'' reason behind the initial ChekhovsGag:[[spoiler: it It's established that the 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 did to him in volume finale Jaune to make sure that he's safe and that he won't stop her from facing [[TheHeavy Cinder]]]].
31st Jul '16 8:31:53 AM nombretomado
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* In pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' comics, a minor [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] story involved Superman gathering kryptonite from around the world, forming it into a small ''island'' in the ocean (there were a ''lot'' of kryptonite meteorites in those days!), and then propelling the whole thing into outer space to get rid of it. Still, it was UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, so kryptonite kept turning up on Earth despite this. Years later, DCComics decided to stop using kryptonite as an easy plot device, so they had a freak accident destroy all the kryptonite on Earth, and the Superman comics went for a while with no (or at least fewer) stories involving the stuff. Writers missed it though, so years after ''that,'' they had the long-forgotten "Superman Island" of kryptonite return from space and scatter the stuff all over the world again.

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* In pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' comics, a minor [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] story involved Superman gathering kryptonite from around the world, forming it into a small ''island'' in the ocean (there were a ''lot'' of kryptonite meteorites in those days!), and then propelling the whole thing into outer space to get rid of it. Still, it was UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, so kryptonite kept turning up on Earth despite this. Years later, DCComics Creator/DCComics decided to stop using kryptonite as an easy plot device, so they had a freak accident destroy all the kryptonite on Earth, and the Superman comics went for a while with no (or at least fewer) stories involving the stuff. Writers missed it though, so years after ''that,'' they had the long-forgotten "Superman Island" of kryptonite return from space and scatter the stuff all over the world again.
13th Jul '16 2:23:04 PM MoonByte
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In ''My Ex-Boyfriend is a Space Tyrant'', this happens with the Sonic Spanner. It is the second item in the entire game that you pick up and you use it twice. Once on the stuck door right next to the toolbox where you found it and [[spoiler: 10 minutes before the game is done to combine it with the oxygen tank and harness to make a jetpack with which you can see your ex-boyfriend.]]

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* In ''My Ex-Boyfriend is a Space Tyrant'', this happens with the Sonic Spanner. It is the second item in the entire game that you pick up and you use it twice. Once on the stuck door right next to the toolbox where you found it and [[spoiler: 10 minutes before the game is done to combine it with the oxygen tank and harness to make a jetpack with which you can see your ex-boyfriend.]]
13th Jul '16 2:15:52 PM MoonByte
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In ''My Ex-Boyfriend is a Space Tyrant'', this happens with the Sonic Spanner. It is the second item in the entire game that you pick up and you use it twice. Once on the stuck door right next to the toolbox where you found it and [[spoiler: 10 minutes before the game is done to combine it with the oxygen tank and harness to make a jetpack with which you can see your ex-boyfriend.]]
20th May '16 8:21:57 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The Spirit Egg in the anime version of ''YuYuHakusho''.

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* The Spirit Egg in the anime version of ''YuYuHakusho''.''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.
19th May '16 6:10:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''MyNameIsEarl'': Kenny, the first person Earl made restitution to after creating his list, has been made use of for his computer skills and working at a copy place several times since then. Once he got Earl, Randy, Joy, and Darnell jobs in an office by taking the computer literacy test four times - once for each of them.

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* ''MyNameIsEarl'': ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'': Kenny, the first person Earl made restitution to after creating his list, has been made use of for his computer skills and working at a copy place several times since then. Once he got Earl, Randy, Joy, and Darnell jobs in an office by taking the computer literacy test four times - once for each of them.



* Midway through the ''Series/{{Covert Affairs}}'' episode "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?", Annie, sneaking into an office at the Smithsonian, notices a [[LaserHallway trip alarm]] and doesn't trip it. So you just know she's going to trip it as she sneaks back out, which of course, she does; doors slam shut, the whole works. At the end of the episode, she's running away from the episode's main villain... and leads him right into the same room, wherein he trips the same alarm.

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* Midway through the ''Series/{{Covert Affairs}}'' ''Series/CovertAffairs'' episode "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?", Annie, sneaking into an office at the Smithsonian, notices a [[LaserHallway trip alarm]] and doesn't trip it. So you just know she's going to trip it as she sneaks back out, which of course, she does; doors slam shut, the whole works. At the end of the episode, she's running away from the episode's main villain... and leads him right into the same room, wherein he trips the same alarm.
14th May '16 7:54:57 AM Doug86
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* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'': Gambit falls somewhere between this and ForgottenPhlebotinum. One of his powers is the ability to charm or hypnotize people simply by talking to them. Despite there being a countless number of times this ability would be really helpful, it's typically seen once every few years. However, he ''does'' still use it, so it's not completely forgotten.

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* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'': ''ComicBook/XMen'': Gambit falls somewhere between this and ForgottenPhlebotinum. One of his powers is the ability to charm or hypnotize people simply by talking to them. Despite there being a countless number of times this ability would be really helpful, it's typically seen once every few years. However, he ''does'' still use it, so it's not completely forgotten.
12th May '16 7:49:54 AM NNinja
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* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''. Anti-gravity serum + minion. HilarityEnsues.
* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'' has the memorable [[spoiler: lipstick taser.]]

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''. Anti-gravity serum + minion. HilarityEnsues.
* %%* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'' has the memorable [[spoiler: lipstick taser.]]
6th May '16 12:11:54 AM NNinja
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* The Literature/WhateleyUniverse authors love Chekhov's Gun and foreshadowing enough that this is getting pretty common. The way a blackmailer got a note past magical wards and into Poe Dorm comes back later as the way someone gets a tracker in Fey's luggage so she can get ambushed at Christmas. The Hawthorne girl in a Carmilla story who has toxic blood? She turns out to be Phase's cousin, who shouldn't even ''have'' mutant powers. Or the way that Counterpoint's power mimic ability works. Or Phase's little trick stealing Generator's underwear ''while she is wearing it'' keeps coming back. There's a ton of them.


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* [[ChekhovsGag Early joke]] in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' involved assigning rocket locker to each student of [[AcademyOfAdventure Beacon]] to store their weapons and [[ButtMonkey Jaune]] getting tossed into one of them by local bully and launched god knows were. In next volume we've learned what was the point of these lockers: they could be used to quickly get the weapons in case of emergency. When Ruby noticed problems at certain tower, she was straight out of the dance party she didn't have her weapon with her. So she called her locker with her weapon inside. In volume three during a battle the lockers made a comeback, used by ''all'' students to call their weapons, as well as lockers ''themselves'' being used as a weapon to strike a monster bird. same episode involved yet another use of these lockers:[[spoiler: Ruby launched one of them towards and airship and ''[[CrazyAwesome flew on it]]'' to quickly reach said ship]]. When you'd think creators ran out of ideas how to use them we've learn the ''real'' reason behind the initial ChekhovsGag:[[spoiler: it established that the person may be stuffed into the locker and launched somewhere without harm. Which is exacly what Jaune's girlfriend did to him in volume finale to make sure that he's safe and that he won't stop her from facing [[TheHeavy Cinder]]]].
* The Literature/WhateleyUniverse authors love Chekhov's Gun and foreshadowing enough that this is getting pretty common. The way a blackmailer got a note past magical wards and into Poe Dorm comes back later as the way someone gets a tracker in Fey's luggage so she can get ambushed at Christmas. The Hawthorne girl in a Carmilla story who has toxic blood? She turns out to be Phase's cousin, who shouldn't even ''have'' mutant powers. Or the way that Counterpoint's power mimic ability works. Or Phase's little trick stealing Generator's underwear ''while she is wearing it'' keeps coming back. There's a ton of them.
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