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15th Sep '16 8:18:16 PM PaulA
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* An issue of ''ComicBook/{{Prez}}'' has a running gag about a gratuitously-elaborate vending machine that can produce any cut of meat from any animal in its DNA database -- you too can have a mammoth steak in seconds! [[spoiler:At the end of the issue, the ambassador suffers heart failure, and with no compatible donor hearts available things are looking grim until Beth has the idea of plugging the ambassador's medical records into the meat machine and ordering a raw heart with the ambassador's DNA.]]

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* An issue of ''ComicBook/{{Prez}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Prez|2015}}'' has a running gag about a gratuitously-elaborate vending machine that can produce any cut of meat from any animal in its DNA database -- you too can have a mammoth steak in seconds! [[spoiler:At the end of the issue, the ambassador suffers heart failure, and with no compatible donor hearts available things are looking grim until Beth has the idea of plugging the ambassador's medical records into the meat machine and ordering a raw heart with the ambassador's DNA.]]
11th Sep '16 7:38:10 AM FreeJaffa
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* ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'': at one point, Gonzo mentions that his pants are filled with starfish. ("You and your hobbies!" Rizzo remarks). Later on, during the big fight against the pirates, Gonzo whips out said starfish to use as ''shrunken''!

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* ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'': at one point, Gonzo mentions that his pants are filled with starfish. ("You and your hobbies!" Rizzo remarks). Later on, during the big fight against the pirates, Gonzo whips out said starfish to use as ''shrunken''!''shuriken''!
5th Sep '16 11:40:59 AM redandready45
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* In the 2005 ''Film/ThePinkPanther'', Clouseau develops a love for hamburgers and can't pronounce the word properly. [[spoiler: At the airport, he tries to sneak a bunch of burgers onto the plane, but a police dog smells them, and the police arrest him thinking he has a weapon on him, since he can't tell them otherwise]].
5th Sep '16 8:54:35 AM cybertoy0
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* ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'': at one point, Gonzo mentions that his pants are filled with starfish. ("You and your hobbies!" Rizzo remarks). Later on, during the big fight against the pirates, Gonzo whips out said starfish to use as ''shrunken''!
2nd Sep '16 5:15:09 PM hubakon1368
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* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6461902 this rewrite]] of Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron, [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natasha]] is asked if she wants to try and lift [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield Mjölnir]] and she replies "That's not a question I need answered" like in the movie. [[spoiler:In the FinalBattle against Ultron, she lifts Mjölnir and she, along with the ComicBook/ScarletWitch, decimate Ultron. When her teammates see her holding Mjölnir she replies, [[CallBack "I told you it wasn't a question I needed answering."]]]]

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* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6461902 this rewrite]] of Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron, ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natasha]] is asked if she wants to try and lift [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield Mjölnir]] and she replies "That's not a question I need answered" like in the movie. [[spoiler:In the FinalBattle against Ultron, she lifts Mjölnir and she, along with the ComicBook/ScarletWitch, decimate Ultron. When her teammates see her holding Mjölnir she replies, [[CallBack "I told you it wasn't a question I needed answering."]]]]
23rd Aug '16 3:18:56 PM Monolaf317
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has the Harem Jutsu. Introduced in the second chapter, [[spoiler:a gender-bent version is used against the Big Bad, Kaguya Ootsotsuki]] '''680''' chapters later. The real kicker is, ''it works''. [[spoiler:Albeit, it distracts Kaguya by causing her to be mystified as to what the heck Naruto is doing rather than causing her to perv out, but it still lets them get their first actual hit in against her.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has the Harem Jutsu. Introduced in the second chapter, [[spoiler:a gender-bent version is used against the Big Bad, Kaguya Ootsotsuki]] '''680''' chapters later. The real kicker is, ''it works''. [[spoiler:Albeit, it distracts Kaguya by causing her to be mystified as to what the heck Naruto is doing DistractedByTheSexy rather than causing her to ''totally'' perv out, but it still lets them get their first actual hit in against her.]]



* The ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series often introduces vital evidence as jokes at first. A few examples:
** Polly the parrot in the first game. A RunningGag in the boatman's house... until they deliver a WhamLine. Much later, the parrot [[MakeTheDogTestify is called to the stand at the trial]], and [[spoiler: ''everything'' they've been trained to say turns out to have major significance to the case. Yes, even their ''name''.]]
** Trucy's Magic Panties in ''Apollo Justice''. A joke at first, becoming a ChekhovsBoomerang later.
** Calisto Yew's lauging fits in ''VideoGame/AceAttorneyInvestigations''. [[spoiler: Much later Shih-na laughs in the exact same way, finally proving that Shih-na ''is'' Calisto Yew.]] In the same game: Larry Butz' Samurai Dogs. [[spoiler: One of the boxes has a bloodstain from when the murderer was injured, and ends up being one of the final pieces of evidence against them.]]


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* The ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series often introduces vital evidence as jokes at first. A few examples:
** Polly the parrot in the first game. A RunningGag in the boatman's house... until they deliver a WhamLine. Much later, the parrot [[MakeTheDogTestify is called to the stand at the trial]], and [[spoiler: ''everything'' they've been trained to say turns out to have major significance to the case. Yes, even their ''name''.]]
** Trucy's Magic Panties in ''Apollo Justice''. A joke at first, becoming a ChekhovsBoomerang later.
** Calisto Yew's lauging fits in ''VideoGame/AceAttorneyInvestigations''. [[spoiler: Much later Shih-na laughs in the exact same way, finally proving that Shih-na ''is'' Calisto Yew.]] In the same game: Larry Butz' Samurai Dogs. [[spoiler: One of the boxes has a bloodstain from when the murderer was injured, and ends up being one of the final pieces of evidence against them.]]
* ''VisualNovel/NoThankYou'': In the first chapter, the sótano staff tries to get Haru to suggest a name for them to call him by, only for Haru to come up with things like Corn-on-the-Cob, Bean Daifuku, and Pool. [[spoiler:Those things are the only happy memories that Haru can recall from his life before arriving at sótano.]]
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22nd Aug '16 7:27:43 PM redandready45
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* In the 2000 sequel to the ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'', [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Buddy]] regenerates after a dog is exposed to his remains which Sherman extracted from his body. This causes him to act like a dog at random moments [[note]] crapping on a newspaper, angrily chasing a cat [[/note]]. [[spoiler: Sherman exploits when he needs to reabsorb Buddy, by tempting him with a rubber ball laced with his serum, knowing Buddy would catch it in his mouth]].
22nd Aug '16 9:34:36 AM X2X
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* In episode 24 of ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'', as Endou is preparing for an overnight training camp, a brief comic relief scene occurs where his mom hands him a pair of boxers with his name written in marker ("En" on the left butt cheek and "dou" on the right in ''really'' big handwriting, no less) to make sure he doesn't get his laundry mixed up with any of his teammates. Seven episodes later, Touko barges in on the boys changing, and gets an eyeful of Endou in his underwear - and he's actually wearing that very same pair of boxers.

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* In episode Episode 24 of ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'', as Endou is preparing for an overnight training camp, a brief comic relief scene occurs where his mom hands him a pair of boxers with his name written in marker ("En" on the left butt cheek and "dou" on the right in ''really'' big handwriting, no less) to make sure he doesn't get his laundry mixed up with any of his teammates. Seven episodes later, Touko barges in on the boys changing, and gets an eyeful of Endou in his underwear - and he's actually wearing that very same pair of boxers.



** [[ChewToy Sanji's]] dream to meet a mermaid turns into a nightmare when he finally meets one -- [[spoiler:[[{{Gonk}} Kokoro]]]], [[LadyDrunk who isn't exactly a young]] [[{{Gonk}} or pretty mermaid.]] Later on, the crew meets another mermaid, Camie, and this meeting is [[BrainBleach ridiculously funny]] ''because'' of their earlier meeting with [[spoiler:Kokoro]]. To clarify, his meeting with Camie (who is rather attractive) retroactively erases all memories he ever had of [[spoiler:Kokoro]] (who is not).

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** [[ChewToy Sanji's]] dream to meet a mermaid turns into a nightmare when he finally meets one -- [[spoiler:[[{{Gonk}} Kokoro]]]], [[LadyDrunk who isn't exactly a young]] [[{{Gonk}} or pretty mermaid.]] mermaid]]. Later on, the crew meets another mermaid, Camie, and this meeting is [[BrainBleach ridiculously funny]] ''because'' of their earlier meeting with [[spoiler:Kokoro]]. To clarify, his meeting with Camie (who is rather attractive) retroactively erases all memories he ever had of [[spoiler:Kokoro]] (who is not).



* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' : In an early skit ''High School Boys and Scary Stories (2)'', Hidenori mentioned Karasawa was "experienced in scary tales," and Tadakuni made up a story on how he saw what was under Karasawa's [[NeverBareheaded cap]], remarking that it was hilarious. It's nowhere near funny at all, as his backstory unfolded: [[spoiler:he was covered with scars--including an ugly scar on his forehead that he wears a cap to cover. These scars were courtesy of Habara, the girl who lives next to him and, eight years ago, was an EnfantTerrible-level [[TheBully bully]].]]

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* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' : ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'': In an early skit ''High School Boys and Scary Stories (2)'', Hidenori mentioned Karasawa was "experienced in scary tales," and Tadakuni made up a story on how he saw what was under Karasawa's [[NeverBareheaded cap]], remarking that it was hilarious. It's nowhere near funny at all, as his backstory unfolded: [[spoiler:he was covered with scars--including an ugly scar on his forehead that he wears a cap to cover. These scars were courtesy of Habara, the girl who lives next to him and, eight years ago, was an EnfantTerrible-level [[TheBully bully]].]]



* In episode 15 of ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', there was a gag Wakatake's police-siren cell phone ringer, as Aya complained Wakatake's being an AttentionWhore even down to things like that. In the next episode, when TheTeam is in a stalemate with the JapaneseDelinquents, [[spoiler:Aya asks Kozuka to call Wakatake's cell phone, which breaks the stalemate by freaking out the delinquents.]]

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* In episode Episode 15 of ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', there was a gag Wakatake's police-siren cell phone ringer, as Aya complained Wakatake's being an AttentionWhore even down to things like that. In the next episode, when TheTeam is in a stalemate with the JapaneseDelinquents, [[spoiler:Aya asks Kozuka to call Wakatake's cell phone, which breaks the stalemate by freaking out the delinquents.]]



** Also, the lady with the clipboard recording anything related to Dr. Brainstorm in "Robot's Day Out".

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** Also, the lady with the clipboard recording anything related to Dr. Brainstorm in "Robot's Day Out".Out."



* In chapter 1-5 of ''[[FanFic/IAgainstIMeAgainstYou I Against I, Me Against You]]'', Church tries to pass Twilight off as his seeing eye dog to get past an armed checkpoint. When questioned how a seeing eye dog is supposed to help the supposedly blind Church aim, they then try to demonstrate by having Twilight "bark" when Church gets closer to his target. [[spoiler:When they face Wyoming in 1-7, they use the same tactic to help Church overcome his [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy poor aiming skills]].]]

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* In chapter Chapters 1-5 of ''[[FanFic/IAgainstIMeAgainstYou I Against I, Me Against You]]'', Church tries to pass Twilight off as his seeing eye dog to get past an armed checkpoint. When questioned how a seeing eye dog is supposed to help the supposedly blind Church aim, they then try to demonstrate by having Twilight "bark" when Church gets closer to his target. [[spoiler:When they face Wyoming in 1-7, they use the same tactic to help Church overcome his [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy poor aiming skills]].]]



* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6461902 this rewrite]] of Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron, [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natasha]] is asked if she wants to try and lift [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield Mjölnir]] and she replies "That's not a question I need answered" like in the movie. [[spoiler: In the FinalBattle against Ultron, she lifts Mjölnir and she, along with the ComicBook/ScarletWitch, decimate Ultron. When her teammates see her holding Mjölnir she replies, [[CallBack "I told you it wasn't a question I needed answering"]].]]

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* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6461902 this rewrite]] of Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron, [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natasha]] is asked if she wants to try and lift [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield Mjölnir]] and she replies "That's not a question I need answered" like in the movie. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the FinalBattle against Ultron, she lifts Mjölnir and she, along with the ComicBook/ScarletWitch, decimate Ultron. When her teammates see her holding Mjölnir she replies, [[CallBack "I told you it wasn't a question I needed answering"]].]]answering."]]]]



* At 3:10 in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_4McCZ41yI&feature=related this]] ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' video, it's mentioned that Jecht can accidentally kill himself during the 'hop back' part of Triumphant Grasp. At 4:17, he does this with [[ColonyDrop Sephiroth's Meteor.]]

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* At 3:10 in [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_4McCZ41yI&feature=related com/watch?v=8_4McCZ41yI this]] ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' video, it's mentioned that Jecht can accidentally kill himself during the 'hop back' "hop back" part of Triumphant Grasp. At 4:17, he does this with [[ColonyDrop Sephiroth's Meteor.]]Meteor]].



* In one of your early conversations with Samantha Traynor in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', she makes a comment about her toothbrush, which uses focused mass effect fields to clean teeth. In the ''Citadel'' [=DLC=], [[spoiler:the toothbrush proves instrumental in opening an emergency hatch so that Shephard can break into the Normandy after it gets hijacked.]]

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* In one of your early conversations with Samantha Traynor in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', she makes a comment about her toothbrush, which uses focused mass effect fields to clean teeth. In the ''Citadel'' [=DLC=], DLC, [[spoiler:the toothbrush proves instrumental in opening an emergency hatch so that Shephard can break into the Normandy after it gets hijacked.]]hijacked]].



* The ''VideoGame/AceAttorney'' series often introduces vital evidence as jokes at first. A few examples:

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* The ''VideoGame/AceAttorney'' ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series often introduces vital evidence as jokes at first. A few examples:
15th Aug '16 6:51:21 AM hubakon1368
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* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6461902 this rewrite]] of Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron, [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natasha]] is asked if she wants to try and lift [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield Mjölnir]] and she replies "That's not a question I need answered" like in the movie. [[spoiler: In the FinalBattle against Ultron, she lifts Mjölnir and uses it to decimate Ultron (with some help from the ComicBook/ScarletWitch). When her teammates see her holding Mjölnir she replies, [[CallBack "I told you it wasn't a question I needed answering"]].]]

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* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6461902 this rewrite]] of Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron, [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natasha]] is asked if she wants to try and lift [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield Mjölnir]] and she replies "That's not a question I need answered" like in the movie. [[spoiler: In the FinalBattle against Ultron, she lifts Mjölnir and uses it to she, along with the ComicBook/ScarletWitch, decimate Ultron (with some help from the ComicBook/ScarletWitch).Ultron. When her teammates see her holding Mjölnir she replies, [[CallBack "I told you it wasn't a question I needed answering"]].]]
14th Aug '16 6:34:27 PM hubakon1368
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* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6461902 this rewrite]] of Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron, [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natasha]] is asked if she wants to try and lift [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield Mjölnir]] and she replies "That's not a question I need answered" like in the movie. [[spoiler: In the FinalBattle against Ultron, she lifts Mjölnir and uses it to decimate Ultron (with some help from the ComicBook/ScarletWitch). When her teammates see her holding Mjölnir she replies, [[CallBack "I told you it wasn't a question I needed answering"]].]]
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