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28th Sep '16 7:28:57 AM Dravencour
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* Lisa's co-worker Valerie in ''Webcomic/{{Sunstone}}'' was shown early on in the story to be in a relationship with another woman, proving Lisa wrong about her initial impression that she was judgemental about Lisa's own growing relationship with Ally. In Chapter Five, [[spoiler:it is Valerie that Lisa talks to as she's preparing to confess her feelings about Ally to her, and is the one who Lisa actually tells that she loves Ally, something she could never tell Anne, Cassie or anyone else]].

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* Lisa's co-worker Valerie in ''Webcomic/{{Sunstone}}'' was shown early on in the story to be in a relationship with another woman, proving Lisa wrong about her initial impression that she was judgemental about Lisa's own growing relationship with Ally. In Chapter Five, [[spoiler:it is Valerie that Lisa talks to as she's preparing to confess her feelings about Ally to her, and is they end up talking about their respective significant others. Valerie ends up being the one who Lisa actually tells that she loves Ally, something she could never tell Anne, Cassie or anyone else]].
28th Sep '16 7:27:09 AM Dravencour
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* Lisa's co-worker Valerie in ''Webcomic/{{Sunstone}}'' was shown early on in the story to be in a relationship with another woman, proving Lisa wrong about her initial impression that she was judgemental about Lisa's own growing relationship with Ally. In Chapter Five, [[spoiler:it is Valerie that Lisa talks to as she's preparing to confess her feelings about Ally to her, and is the one who Lisa actually tells that she loves Ally, something she could never tell Anne, Cassie or anyone else]].
14th Sep '16 7:36:35 PM ameliapll
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* In ''Series/{{Criminal Minds}}'', George Foyet appears to be an innocent victim of the Reaper. Later it is revealed that [[spoiler: he is the reaper and becomes one of the series most memorable villains due to him killing Hotch's ex-wife, Haley.]]
9th Sep '16 7:18:47 AM Q4
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* In ''Series/{{Fleabag}}'', the bank manager who appears to be a OneSceneWonder in the first episode returns in episode four and becomes important in the series' conclusion.
29th Aug '16 8:58:09 PM PaulA
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* ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'' uses this rather often, with a minor character becoming suddenly important at the end of the story or a few issues later, but, being a LongRunner (continuously published since 1963 and running) also set the record for this with Margot Hammer, first appearing in the 1963 WhamEpisode "The Arrest of Diabolik" as an unimportant character and an UnwittingPawn of Eva in the rescue of Diabolik and then returning in ''2001'' in "The Shadow of the Avenger" as [[spoiler: the title character, convinced the police is letting Diabolik go and ''carrying on terrorist attacks'' to force them to arrest and execute the man who indirectly got her husband imprisoned]]. They then ''broke the record'' with Walter Dorian and "the greatest smuggler of all times", the first a man whose identity had been used by Diabolik in the first three stories and the latter mentioned in passing in "The Phantom Murderer", also published in 1963, and then told their story (and their importance in Diabolik's backstory) in the ''2006'' story "The Years Lost in Blood", [[spoiler: with Dorian showing up in person]].

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* ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'' uses this rather often, with a minor character becoming suddenly important at the end of the story or a few issues later, but, being a LongRunner (continuously published since 1963 and running) but also set the record for this with Margot Hammer, first appearing in the 1963 WhamEpisode "The Arrest of Diabolik" as an unimportant character and an UnwittingPawn of Eva in the rescue of Diabolik and then returning in ''2001'' in "The Shadow of the Avenger" as [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the title character, convinced the police is letting Diabolik go and ''carrying on terrorist attacks'' to force them to arrest and execute the man who indirectly got her husband imprisoned]]. They then ''broke the record'' with Walter Dorian and "the greatest smuggler of all times", the first a man whose identity had been used by Diabolik in the first three stories and the latter mentioned in passing in "The Phantom Murderer", also published in 1963, and then told their story (and their importance in Diabolik's backstory) in the ''2006'' story "The Years Lost in Blood", [[spoiler: with [[spoiler:with Dorian showing up in person]].
27th Aug '16 5:10:53 PM nombretomado
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* DisneyChannel stars often make one-off or minor appearances in their shows and films before getting heavily featured in their own. 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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* DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel stars often make one-off or minor appearances in their shows and films before getting heavily featured in their own. SelenaGomez 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''.
27th Aug '16 2:59:58 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' silhouetted background characters in its first season, making it clear who's relevant to the plot. So when we see a fully-coloured stranger[[note]]Pyrrha Nikos[[/note]] watching Jaune in Episode 3, we know she's going to be important.
26th Aug '16 7:46:19 AM MadSpy
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* Like Harry Potter, ''Series/{{Lost}}'' loves casually mentioning random names who become important characters years later. Probably the most notable is Jacob, first mentioned in an offhand line of dialogue and who becomes mentioned dozens of times over the years as the Others' godlike figure. After numerous possible sightings, he finally appears in full for the first time in the season 5 finale. Radzinsky, Kelvin's former hatch partner who shot himself, became an important character three seasons later (due to [[spoiler:time travel]]).

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* Like Harry Potter, ''Series/{{Lost}}'' loves casually mentioning random names who become important characters years later. Probably the most notable is Jacob, first mentioned in an offhand line of dialogue and who becomes mentioned dozens of times over the years as the Others' godlike figure. After numerous possible sightings, he finally appears in full for the first time in the season 5 finale. Radzinsky, Kelvin's former hatch partner who shot himself, became an important character three seasons later (due to [[spoiler:time travel]]).
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.]]
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