History Main / ChekhovsGunMan

24th Aug '16 11:17:07 PM Karxrida
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May overlap with TheDogWasTheMastermind. Sometimes used to refer to a writer who constantly uses and/or is particularly skilled with using ChekhovsGun or its variants (including the Gunman), such as one of the greats Creator/HiroMashima author of ''Manga/FairyTail" although this isn't the primary usage.

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May overlap with TheDogWasTheMastermind. Sometimes used to refer to a writer who constantly uses and/or is particularly skilled with using ChekhovsGun or its variants (including the Gunman), such as one of the greats Creator/HiroMashima author of ''Manga/FairyTail" although this isn't the primary usage.
13th Aug '16 12:12:47 PM nombretomado
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* Early in ''Film/ProjectMillion'', [[DiamandaHagan Diamanda]] pops the balling of a little boy at Disneyland, then steals his lollipop. [[spoiler: He later shows up to club her over the head and save Robert. Though he's really only after his lolly.]]

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* Early in ''Film/ProjectMillion'', [[DiamandaHagan Diamanda]] WebVideo/{{Diamanda|Hagan}} pops the balling of a little boy at Disneyland, then steals his lollipop. [[spoiler: He later shows up to club her over the head and save Robert. Though he's really only after his lolly.]]
4th Aug '16 10:05:50 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Webcomic/{{Inverloch}}:

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* ''Webcomic/{{Inverloch}}:''Webcomic/{{Inverloch}}'':
27th Jul '16 4:52:00 AM Kakai
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* In ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'':
** Aarik is first introduced as a mysterious stranger who lends a hand to Ais in beating up a thug she's chasing. Few chapters later, he turns out to be Kenton's childhood friend and joins the character rooster.
** Drije is mentioned in passing as a Sand Master who tried to sell his skills for money, and is later stripped of his Mastrell's sash for this. Later it turns out that [[spoiler:he was responsible for slaughter of his fellow Sand Masters.]]
19th Jul '16 1:39:56 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': At the beginning of Supergirl's sixth volume, some aliens were seen floating in several pods in the background. Later on, Supergirl met and fought four of those aliens -who were called worldkillers-, and her leader revealed that there was a fifth worldkiller. Guess who fights Supergirl at the climax of the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' arc, almost thirty issues later?
17th Jul '16 8:32:22 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Series/{{Noob}}'' introduced top player Fantöm in the ad that made early AudienceSurrogate Gaea buy the game in which the series is set. She enventually runs into him in-game and his team ends up being the series {{Deuteragonist}}. The younger brother Spararap mentions having in an early episode becomes essential in Season 1 finale [[spoiler:and is the healer of Fantöm's team]]. Minor character Castörga was briefly introduced in Season 3 finale and appeared in the Season 4 three-parter with a bigger role.

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* ''Series/{{Noob}}'' ''Series/{{Noob}}'':
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introduced top player Fantöm in the ad that made early AudienceSurrogate Gaea buy the game in which the series is set. She enventually eventually runs into him in-game and his team ends up being the series {{Deuteragonist}}. {{Deuteragonist}}.
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The younger brother Spararap mentions having in an early episode becomes essential in Season 1 finale [[spoiler:and is the healer of Fantöm's team]]. team]].
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Minor character Castörga was briefly introduced in Season 3 finale and appeared in various later portions of the Season 4 three-parter with story in a biiger a bigger role.
10th Jul '16 12:40:39 PM nombretomado
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* Two of them in ''BrokenSaints''. The first is [[spoiler:the hobo Raimi meets near the alleyway, who seems to be nothing but another one of his hallucinations]]. The second is [[spoiler:the supposedly dead Lear Dunham, one of the co-founders of BIOCOM.]] In the end, [[spoiler:they turn out to be the same person. The freakin ''BigBad''.]]

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* Two of them in ''BrokenSaints''.''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints''. The first is [[spoiler:the hobo Raimi meets near the alleyway, who seems to be nothing but another one of his hallucinations]]. The second is [[spoiler:the supposedly dead Lear Dunham, one of the co-founders of BIOCOM.]] In the end, [[spoiler:they turn out to be the same person. The freakin ''BigBad''.]]
3rd Jul '16 3:46:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* Eric Rosethorn from ''TheQuestForGeekdom'' makes a brief appearance as a one shot character. Later he becomes [[spoiler: the big bad.]]

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* Eric Rosethorn from ''TheQuestForGeekdom'' ''WebVideo/TheQuestForGeekdom'' makes a brief appearance as a one shot character. Later he becomes [[spoiler: the big bad.]]
19th Jun '16 4:49:59 PM DoctorCooper
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According to Creator/RogerEbert, you can often [[GenreSavvy figure out]] who the murderer is (in a badly-written murder mystery, at least) by checking the LawOfConservationOfDetail: The ChekhovsGunman is the only character who doesn't seem to have any other reason for being in the story (see TheButlerDidIt). Compare to NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize, which is based more on the ''actor playing the role'' than on the character in itself.

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According to Creator/RogerEbert, you can often [[GenreSavvy figure out]] who the murderer is (in a badly-written murder mystery, at least) by checking the LawOfConservationOfDetail: The ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's Gunman is the only character who doesn't seem to have any other reason for being in the story (see TheButlerDidIt). Compare to NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize, which is based more on the ''actor playing the role'' than on the character in itself.



When the ChekhovsGunman is hidden by shadows, you've got yourself a case of SinisterSilhouettes. If a character in an [[DerivativeWorks adaptation]] is transformed into a Gunman by appearing earlier than in the source work, that's an EarlyBirdCameo. If a character originally conceived as minor becomes important through later CharacterDevelopment, that's a DestinedBystander.

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When the ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's Gunman is hidden by shadows, you've got yourself a case of SinisterSilhouettes. If a character in an [[DerivativeWorks adaptation]] is transformed into a Gunman by appearing earlier than in the source work, that's an EarlyBirdCameo. If a character originally conceived as minor becomes important through later CharacterDevelopment, that's a DestinedBystander.



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** Felix Drachner appears to be a ChekhovsGunman who still waits to fire, but his hand is seen in dozens of places separated by miles.

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** Felix Drachner appears to be a ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's Gunman who still waits to fire, but his hand is seen in dozens of places separated by miles.



* The season two finale of ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' had [[ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's]] ''[[ChekhovsGunman Assault Squad]]'', which was important both for a BigDamnHeroes moment and to introduce some new villains.

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* The season two finale of ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' had [[ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's]] ''[[ChekhovsGunman Assault Squad]]'', Chekhov's ''Assault Squad'', which was important both for a BigDamnHeroes moment and to introduce some new villains.



*** [[spoiler: The Empress herself is also a ChekhovsGunman, having been referred to in Feferi's introduction.]]

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*** [[spoiler: The Empress herself is also a ChekhovsGunman, Chekhov's Gunman, having been referred to in Feferi's introduction.]]
4th Jun '16 12:59:00 AM VesperLord
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* [[spoiler: Chad from ''WebOriginal/WelcomeToNightVale''. Mentioned once in episode 3, then he's revealed to have summoned a [[EldritchAbomination Beagle]] (ItMakesSenseInContext) in The April Monologues, about three and a half years worth of episodes later.]]
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