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8th Feb '17 11:32:06 AM 59Efra
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* ''Series/Pulsaciones'': At first, Carlos Meyer is just introduced as the son of the owner of the clinic that almost hired Álex in the first episode. [[spoiler:He turns out to be the mastermind behind the disappearances Rodrigo was investigating.]]

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* ''Series/Pulsaciones'': ''Series/{{Pulsaciones}}'': At first, Carlos Meyer is just introduced as the son of the owner of the clinic that almost hired Álex in the first episode. [[spoiler:He turns out to be the mastermind behind the disappearances Rodrigo was investigating.investigating, and TheManBehindTheMan, since it's him who pays the killer to kidnap those people.]]
8th Feb '17 1:35:52 AM 59Efra
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* ''Series/Pulsaciones'': At first, Carlos Meyer is just introduced as the son of the owner of the clinic that almost hired Álex in the first episode. [[spoiler:He turns out to be the mastermind behind the disappearances Rodrigo was investigating.]]
6th Feb '17 3:19:05 AM Anddrix
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* Jane, the MadScientist from the ''Series/EmeraldCity'' episode [[Recap/EmeraldCityS1E4ScienceAndMagic "Science and Magic"]], who leaves after selling Jack to Lady Ev. [[Recap/EmeraldCityS1E6BeautifulWickedness "Beautiful Wickedness"]], reveals [[spoiler:that she was a colleague of Karen Chapman and is from our world]].
2nd Feb '17 2:19:50 PM ReplacementSquark
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** Dr. Demitri himself proves to be far more important than he seems. Aside from the novel confirming he is Krosp's creator, [[spoiler: Agatha and Krosp eventually discover that the real secret he managed to keep from the Baron creating an army of [[BearsAreBadNews Intelligent Bear-Soldiers]] for Krosp to command]]. [[OneDegreeOfSeparation He also turns out to be]] [[spoiler: Martellus's]] mentor.
8th Jan '17 9:46:12 AM Nazetrime
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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': While trying to contact Onni via the mage-exclusive dreamspace, Lalli notices another mage running around in the zone between safe areas, tries to call him, but get dragged under the water by rogue spirits before he gets a response. That other mage reappears later in the real world, as the expedition's LittleStowaway.
5th Jan '17 12:36:50 PM nirao01
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' has a few.
** John Diggle, Oliver's bodyguard who he sneaks away from and humiliates every chance he gets when he gets back on the island is the first person Oliver breaks the secret to, in an attempt to get him to join Oliver on his crusade. He does.
** The girl who was on the boat with Oliver turns out to be Laurel's sister, and her death is what causes tension with the Lance family. [[spoiler:She's also very alive, and comes back as the Black Canary.]]
** Odd example with Felicity Smoak. She was never intended to be more than a minor one-off extra to help Oliver recover data from a computer. She quickly became an EnsembleDarkhorse and as a result, became this as a recurring major help to Oliver. [[spoiler:She eventually joins Team Arrow as a very essential key member.]]
** In the middle of the first season flashbacks, Yao Fei sends Oliver to the remains of a crashed airplane to find help. Instead, he finds a [[AwesomeAussie belligerent Australian]] who ties him up and threatens him. At the end of the episode, we find out the man's name: [[ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} Slade Wilson]]. Not only does he train Oliver in combat and teach him to survive the island, [[spoiler:he also becomes the BigBad of Season 2]].

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'' has a few.
** ''Series/{{Arrow}}'':
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John Diggle, Oliver's bodyguard who he sneaks away from and humiliates every chance he gets when he gets back on the island is the first person Oliver breaks the secret to, in an attempt to get him to join Oliver on his crusade. He does.
** *** The girl who was on the boat with Oliver turns out to be Laurel's sister, and her death is what causes tension with the Lance family. [[spoiler:She's also very alive, and comes back as the Black Canary.]]
** *** Odd example with Felicity Smoak. She was never intended to be more than a minor one-off extra to help Oliver recover data from a computer. She quickly became an EnsembleDarkhorse and as a result, became this as a recurring major help to Oliver. [[spoiler:She She eventually joins Team Arrow as a very essential key member.]]
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In the middle of the first season flashbacks, Yao Fei sends Oliver to the remains of a crashed airplane to find help. Instead, he finds a [[AwesomeAussie belligerent Australian]] who ties him up and threatens him. At the end of the episode, we find out the man's name: [[ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} Slade Wilson]]. Not only does he train Oliver in combat and teach him to survive the island, [[spoiler:he also becomes the BigBad of Season 2]].2]].
** ''Series/TheFlash2014'':
*** Season 2 features a ManInTheIronMask held prisoner by [[BigBad Zoom]]. Said man turns out to be the real Jay Garrick, whom Zoom has been impersonating.
** ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'':
*** Played with regarding Damien Darhk. He was already serving as the BigBad of ''Arrow'' when the Legends met his past incarnation in TheSeventies. However, Darhk's latter incarnation becomes part of the [[BigBadDuumvirate Big Bad Quartet]] in Season 2.









** Wrestling/CMPunk can be seen among the gangsters during Wrestling/JohnCena's WrestleMania 22 entrance two months before his proper debut on ECW.
** MVP had a role as one of Wrestling/KurtAngle's security guards protecting his Olympic medals on an episode of WWESmackDown.

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** Wrestling/CMPunk can be seen among the gangsters during Wrestling/JohnCena's WrestleMania ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' 22 entrance two months before his proper debut on ECW.
** MVP had a role as one of Wrestling/KurtAngle's security guards protecting his Olympic medals on an episode of WWESmackDown.Wrestling/WWESmackDown.



** Wrestling/{{Lita}} and [[Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron Victoria]] appeared as Wrestling/TheGodfather's Ho's.



* Candice Michelle was introduced as a backstage make-up artist late in 2004 and appeared in random backstage segments for a while before becoming a prominent character on TV.
* Another one that shows how well WWE creative team can plan stories in advance is the character of [[Wrestling/TerriPoch Tori]] (not Wilson). She was introduced as an obsessed Wrestling/Sable fan at the 1999 ''Royal Rumble'' helping Sable win a match and eventually feuding with her going into ''[=WrestleMania=] XV''. Watching old Sable matches will show Tori sitting in the front row of the audience regularly for at least two months before she actually debuted on TV.

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* Candice Michelle Wrestling/CandiceMichelle was introduced as a backstage make-up artist late in 2004 and appeared in random backstage segments for a while before becoming a prominent character on TV.
* Another one that shows how well WWE creative team can plan stories in advance is the character of [[Wrestling/TerriPoch Tori]] (not Wilson). [[Wrestling/TorrieWilson Wilson]]). She was introduced as an obsessed Wrestling/Sable fan at the 1999 ''Royal Rumble'' ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble'' helping Sable win a match and eventually feuding with her going into ''[=WrestleMania=] XV''. Watching old Sable matches will show Tori sitting in the front row of the audience regularly for at least two months before she actually debuted on TV.



* The NXT rookies from season 1 could count given that when the season was over, they rampaged WWE and formed TheNexus. Then Wrestling/DanielBryan was released almost immediately, but brought back as an enemy of TheNexus.
* Even the [=McMahons=] followed this trope. From [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince]]'s announcing days before the Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob outed him as the WWF/WWE's owner, to [[ShaneMcMahon Shane's]] refereeing and appearances as a backstage official, to [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon Stephanie]] appearing as a random passer-by in a StoneColdSteveAustin segment months before debuting as Vince's daughter.

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* The NXT rookies from season 1 could count given that when the season was over, they rampaged WWE and formed TheNexus. Then Wrestling/DanielBryan was released almost immediately, but brought back as an enemy of TheNexus.
Wrestling/TheNexus.
* Wrestling/{{Charlotte}} made her very first WWE appearance in a January 2006 episode of Wrestling/WWERaw watching [[Wrestling/RicFlair her father]] fight Wrestling/{{Edge}} for the WWE Title in a Ladder Match, and again in 2008 during Ric's "retirement", years before officially joining the WWE in 2012. Chronologically, her very first appearance in the wrestling world was during a 1999 episode of Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro, which infamously aired the same time Wrestling/MickFoley won his very first WWE Title.
* Wrestling/ZackRyder was an audience on ''Wrestling/WrestleMania X'' and was one of the kids [[Wrestling/ScottHall Razor Ramon]] posed with after winning the Intercontinental Title.
* Wrestling/SashaBanks was in attendance on Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's [[InMemoriam tribute show]].
* Even the [=McMahons=] followed this trope. From [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince]]'s announcing days before the Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob outed him as the WWF/WWE's owner, to [[ShaneMcMahon [[Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon Shane's]] refereeing and appearances as a backstage official, to [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon Stephanie]] appearing as a random passer-by in a StoneColdSteveAustin Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin segment months before debuting as Vince's daughter.
5th Jan '17 5:50:34 AM iroanxi
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* ''FanFic/WithThisRing'': Scott and Barda Free, who are initially introduced during an investigation of a Boom Tube sighting. Barda Free and Wonder Woman become fast friends and the possibility of them coming back to action is discussed. [[spoiler: In both the Paragon and Renegade timelines, they are recruited when the Team has to fight the Light and the mind-control League.]]
** Yao Fei AKA Accomplished Perfect Physician. He was brought up by Paragon!OL to Batman as a Justice League candidate to have a CombatMedic on board and he does join the Justice League and the Great Ten off-screen. [[spoiler: Guess who the team has to fight when the League gets mind controlled? And manages to beat the Team back into retreating?]]
** Cassie Sandsmark, the future Wonder Girl and illegitimate child by Zeus. It was mentioned that until she was found out, it was thought that Zeus had changed and was faithful to Hera. [[spoiler: She becomes one of the reasons that Hera is successfully convinced to divorce Zeus.]]
4th Jan '17 6:43:30 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/DisneyChannel stars often make one-off or minor appearances in their shows and films before getting heavily featured in their own. Music/SelenaGomez had a guest spots on ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' and ''Series/HannahMontana'' while David Henrie made a few appearances on ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' before both of them were placed as the leads in ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. Similarly Orlando Brown who played Eddie in ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' previously appeared in ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''. Vanessa Hudgens and Monique Coleman also had recurring roles in ''The Suite Life'' before they starred in ''HighSchoolMusical''.

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* Creator/DisneyChannel stars often make one-off or minor appearances in their shows and films before getting heavily featured in their own. Music/SelenaGomez had a guest spots on ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' and ''Series/HannahMontana'' while David Henrie made a few appearances on ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' before both of them were placed as the leads in ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. Similarly Orlando Brown who played Eddie in ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' previously appeared in ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''. Vanessa Hudgens and Monique Coleman also had recurring roles in ''The Suite Life'' before they starred in ''HighSchoolMusical''.''Film/HighSchoolMusical''.
2nd Jan '17 4:41:51 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Done masterfully in the episode [[Recap/GameOfThronesS6E5TheDoor "The Door"]]. We learn how [[spoiler: Hodor]] become who [[spoiler: he]] is now, and why [[spoiler: his]] existence is so important: [[spoiler: his purpose in life was to save Bran by ''holding the door'' and trapping the wights inside long enough to enable his escape]].

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Done masterfully in the episode [[Recap/GameOfThronesS6E5TheDoor "The Door"]]. We learn how [[spoiler: Hodor]] become who [[spoiler: he]] is now, and why [[spoiler: his]] existence is so important: [[spoiler: his purpose in life was to save Bran by ''holding the door'' and trapping the wights inside long enough to enable his escape]].escape]].
** The Night's Watch recruiter Yoren begins as a seemingly minor character who brings word of Tyrion's abduction to Ned, but several episodes later he is present for Ned's confession (presumably to escort Ned to the Wall afterward), allowing him to rescue Arya.
** Stannis is Ned's candidate for king despite never appearing in Season 1, but he becomes a major contender in Season 2.
** Beric Dondarrion is sent out to arrest Gregor Clegane in "A Golden Crown" and reappears as the leader of the Brotherhood Without Banners in "And Now His Watch is Ended".
** The Tullys, Arryns, Greyjoys, Tyrells, Martells are all mentioned before they gain much plot importance.
** The traveler who crosses Brienne and Jaime's path in "Dark Wings, Dark Words" really did recognize him and sells them out to Locke.
30th Dec '16 4:28:31 AM Tron80
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** In the third issue of ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'', a stray cat may be seen in the background of a panel, partially hidden behind a trash can. In another issue said cat turns out to be Streaky, Supergirl's super-powered cat pet (well, Supergirl believes that he is her pet cat. Streaky knows that she is his human pet).
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