History Main / ChekhovsGun

23rd Jan '17 11:55:28 AM Euodiachloris
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* ForbiddenChekhovsGun: Never do this. ''Ever.'' (Unless you've crossed the GodzillaThreshold...)
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: The medical Chekhov's Gun. If you coughed in the first act, you can bet that you'll be dead by third.
* InfallibleBabble: If {{prophecies are always right}}, then nonsense and hearsay is even moreso.

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* ForbiddenChekhovsGun: Never do this. ''Ever.'' (Unless you've crossed the GodzillaThreshold...GodzillaThreshold or something...)
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: The medical Chekhov's Gun. If you coughed in the first act, you can bet that you'll be dead by third.
the third. Same for unexplained itches, unless they lead to something more... [[LovecraftianSuperpower interesting]].
* InfallibleBabble: If {{prophecies are always right}}, then nonsense and nonsense, hearsay is and barely comprehensible rumours are even moreso.



* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: Take this seemingly-useless item. Go on, take it! You may need it.
* TheLegendOfChekhov: If someone tells a fairy tale or legend, it'll turn out to be true.

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* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: Take this dull, seemingly-useless (or even mostly-useless) item. Go on, take it! You may need will be most definitely needing it.
* TheLegendOfChekhov: If someone tells a fairy tale or legend, it'll turn out to be true. And, outright disbelieving it only ups the uncomfortable nature of the truth when it hits.



* ThePromise: A verbal Chekhov's Gun where a promise is made and later comes up whereupon the promiser will be required to act.

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* ThePromise: A verbal verbal, visual or conceptual Chekhov's Gun where a promise is made and later comes up whereupon up. Whereupon the promiser will be required to act.act; or, in unlucky cases, the promisee.



* YouWillKnowWhatToDo: You are told it will be important, but you aren't told when, how, or why.

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* YouWillKnowWhatToDo: You are told it will be important, but you aren't told when, where, how, or why.why. And, you'll be lucky if you know exactly what it does before the consequences hit, too.
8th Nov '16 7:49:57 AM RacattackForce
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* ConspicuouslyLightPatch: The Chekhov's Gun of old, traditional WesternAnimation, where anything obviously not part of the static (and often painted) background layer will be put to use by a character.

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* ConspicuouslyLightPatch: The Chekhov's Gun of old, traditional WesternAnimation, animation, where anything obviously not part of the static (and often painted) background layer will be put to use by a character.
28th Sep '16 7:18:26 AM Dravencour
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Also referred to as "the Indiana Jones principle" in Thomas C. Foster's ''How to Read Literature Like a Professor,'' named after [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy's]] early encounter with a snake at the beginning of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' and how it set up his much [[BerserkButton larger encounter with them]] later on. Another term for this is "setup and payoff", a technique used by Creator/RobertZemeckis and Creator/BobGale for the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy.

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Also referred to as "the Indiana Jones principle" in Thomas C. Foster's ''How to Read Literature Like a Professor,'' named after [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy's]] early encounter with a snake at the beginning of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' and how it set up his much [[BerserkButton larger encounter with them]] later on. Another term for this is [[http://backtothefuture.wikia.com/wiki/Setup_and_payoff "setup and payoff", payoff"]], a technique used by Creator/RobertZemeckis and Creator/BobGale Bob Gale for the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy.
trilogy and regularly taught to scriptwriters nowadays.
28th Sep '16 7:17:31 AM Dravencour
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Also referred to as "the Indiana Jones principle" in Thomas C. Foster's ''How to Read Literature Like a Professor,'' named after [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy's]] early encounter with a snake at the beginning of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' and how it set up his much [[BerserkButton larger encounter with them]] later on.

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Also referred to as "the Indiana Jones principle" in Thomas C. Foster's ''How to Read Literature Like a Professor,'' named after [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy's]] early encounter with a snake at the beginning of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' and how it set up his much [[BerserkButton larger encounter with them]] later on.
on. Another term for this is "setup and payoff", a technique used by Creator/RobertZemeckis and Creator/BobGale for the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy.
30th Aug '16 1:57:41 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:300:[[Film/ShaunOfTheDead http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ShaunWinchesterBright1_6151.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:300:There's a rifle above the bar because the name of the place is "The Winchester".]]

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[[quoteright:300:[[Film/ShaunOfTheDead [[quoteright:350:[[Film/ShaunOfTheDead http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ShaunWinchesterBright1_6151.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:300:There's
org/pmwiki/pub/images/chekhovs_gun.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:There's
a rifle above the bar because the name of the place is "The Winchester".]]
17th Aug '16 12:18:06 PM Angeldeb82
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-->-- [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] '''Creator/AntonChekhov''' (From S. Shchukin, Memoirs. 1911.)

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-->-- [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] {{Trope Namer|s}} '''Creator/AntonChekhov''' (From S. Shchukin, Memoirs. 1911.)



* SomedayThisWillComeInHandy: Useless knowledge is always important. Compare Lecture, Skill.

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* SomedayThisWillComeInHandy: Useless knowledge is always important. Compare Lecture, Classroom, Skill.
11th Aug '16 1:03:28 PM AtticusOmundson
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"[[Podcast/{{Rifftrax}} As Chekhov said, if you show condiments on the table in the first act, they must slathered on chips in the third.]]"

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"[[Podcast/{{Rifftrax}} ->"[[Podcast/{{Rifftrax}} As Chekhov said, if you show condiments on the table in the first act, they must slathered on chips in the third.]]"
11th Aug '16 1:02:34 PM AtticusOmundson
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"[[Podcast/{{Rifftrax}} As Chekhov said, if you show condiments on the table in the first act, they must slathered on chips in the third.]]"
24th Jun '16 5:30:05 PM TheBuddy26
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This trope contains spoilers by necessity. Read at your own risk.

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This '''This trope contains spoilers by necessity. Read at your own risk.'''
11th Jan '16 5:47:41 PM eroock
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** WorkplaceAcquiredAbilities: When the abilities attained in one's professional career come in handy.

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** WorkplaceAcquiredAbilities: When the abilities attained obtained in one's professional career come in handy.
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