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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.
27th Apr '16 11:17:27 PM Josef5678
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' has Judy's carrot-shaped pen/recorder. It's how she blackmails Nick into helping her, [[BrickJoke which is then used by Nick to tape Judy's teary-eyed confession that she needs him.]] [[spoiler: It is finally used to tape [[BigBad Bellwether's]] confession.]]
16th Apr '16 2:34:17 PM nombretomado
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** Series/PowerRangersTimeForce, has the Electrobooster which is used for its function in the episode it is introduced, and then gets stored in the teams hideout where it comes back to play a part in the AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs finally.
* ''FatherTed'' uses this as a literal BrickJoke in the episode ''Speed 3'', a ludicrous spoof where Dougal will be blown up if the milk float he's driving goes under 4mph. After a brainstorming session with other priests proves fruitless, Ted uses Father Jack's pet brick (which he tripped over earlier) to weigh down the accelerator allowing Dougal to escape. After the bomb goes off after colliding with the evil milkman, Ted is knocked out by the brick as it plunges down from the sky. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Yes, it's that kind of show]].

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** Series/PowerRangersTimeForce, ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' has the Electrobooster which is used for its function in the episode it is introduced, and then gets stored in the teams hideout where it comes back to play a part in the AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs finally.
* ''FatherTed'' ''Series/FatherTed'' uses this as a literal BrickJoke in the episode ''Speed 3'', a ludicrous spoof where Dougal will be blown up if the milk float he's driving goes under 4mph. After a brainstorming session with other priests proves fruitless, Ted uses Father Jack's pet brick (which he tripped over earlier) to weigh down the accelerator allowing Dougal to escape. After the bomb goes off after colliding with the evil milkman, Ted is knocked out by the brick as it plunges down from the sky. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Yes, it's that kind of show]].
1st Apr '16 9:39:19 AM ObsidianFire
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* In Terry Pratchett's ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', Mau leaves an axe in a tree in the opening scene. After a tsunami knocks the tree into the ocean, he paddles past it in a canoe and feels [[GenreSavvy vaguely cheated]] when he can't pull the axe out. Then, in the final confrontation with the BigBad, he's unarmed, desperate, and hiding behind a sunken log. Guess which log it turns out to be...

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* In Terry Pratchett's ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', Mau leaves an axe in a tree in the opening scene. After a tsunami knocks the tree into the ocean, he paddles past it in a canoe and feels [[GenreSavvy vaguely cheated]] cheated when he can't pull the axe out. Then, in the final confrontation with the BigBad, he's unarmed, desperate, and hiding behind a sunken log. Guess which log it turns out to be...
23rd Mar '16 6:56:39 AM Tron80
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Uchiha Shisui's only role seems to be to explain whom Itachi killed to get his Mangekyou Sharingan. ''237 chapters later'', it is revealed that the Sharingan that [[spoiler: Danzo hid under his eye bandage]] belonged to him. He returns again during the Fourth Ninja World War, when his ''other'' Sharingan helps [[spoiler: a resurrected Itachi break from Kabuto's Edo Tensei MindControl]].

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
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Uchiha Shisui's only role seems to be to explain whom Itachi killed to get his Mangekyou Sharingan. ''237 chapters later'', it is revealed that the Sharingan that [[spoiler: Danzo hid under his eye bandage]] belonged to him. He returns again during the Fourth Ninja World War, when his ''other'' Sharingan helps [[spoiler: a resurrected Itachi break from Kabuto's Edo Tensei MindControl]].



* FanFic/AGrowingAffection: Naruto's Five Points Rasengan might qualify; In book 1 its development is discussed, then he uses it in a fight in the first half of the book. Then in the middle of book 2 he shows it in the Jonin Trials, but does not use it in combat. It gets used again near the end of book 3, and again near the end of book 4.

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Naruto's Five Points Rasengan might qualify; In book 1 its development is discussed, then he uses it in a fight in the first half of the book. Then in the middle of book 2 he shows it in the Jonin Trials, but does not use it in combat. It gets used again near the end of book 3, and again near the end of book 4.


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* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': Shinji keeps several magic jars storing four [[SpaceMarine Rubric Marines]], and he makes repeated use of them, but at the end it is [[spoiler:the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' gods who emerge from them.]]
24th Feb '16 12:45:55 AM Pastykake
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->''"[[Manga/OnePiece ODA NEVER FORGETS.]]"''

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** Well, not completely true: There were a few characters in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]] that never appeared again, but they were just in {{Filler}} episodes. And even then, some of them still have a (slight) impact on the plot.

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** Well, not completely true: There were are a few characters in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]] that never appeared appear again, but they were they're just in {{Filler}} episodes. And even Even then, some of them still have a (slight) impact on the plot.



* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' manga. Bloody hell.

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* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' manga. Bloody hell.



* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Uchiha Shisui's only role seems to be to explain who Itachi killed to get his Mangekyou Sharingan. ''237 chapters later'', it is revealed that the Sharingan that [[spoiler: Danzo hid under his eye bandage]] belonged to him. He returns again during the Fourth Ninja World War, when his ''other'' Sharingan helps [[spoiler: a resurrected Itachi break from Kabuto's Edo Tensei MindControl]].

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Uchiha Shisui's only role seems to be to explain who whom Itachi killed to get his Mangekyou Sharingan. ''237 chapters later'', it is revealed that the Sharingan that [[spoiler: Danzo hid under his eye bandage]] belonged to him. He returns again during the Fourth Ninja World War, when his ''other'' Sharingan helps [[spoiler: a resurrected Itachi break from Kabuto's Edo Tensei MindControl]].
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