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12th Nov '17 12:58:39 AM lillolillo
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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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** In the third issue of ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'', ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade'', 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).
13th Oct '17 9:36:12 AM Malady
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* In ''WhiteRain'', the kid who gets punched in the face back in Chapter 1 [[spoiler: shows up in Chapter 11 and helps out.]]

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* In ''WhiteRain'', ''Fanfic/WhiteRain'', the kid who gets punched in the face back in Chapter 1 [[spoiler: shows up in Chapter 11 and helps out.]]
12th Oct '17 9:22:13 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': [[spoiler:Yuki's dying husband]] is casually introduced as part of the of one of the women's backstory, but turns out to be a very powerful person later on, leading to a whole new perspective on the woman's life.

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* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': [[spoiler:Yuki's dying husband]] is casually introduced as part of the of one of the women's backstory, but turns out to be a very powerful person later on, leading to a whole new perspective on the woman's life.part in the plot.
12th Oct '17 9:21:15 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': [[spoiler:Yuki's dying husband]] is casually introduced as part of the of one of the women's backstory, but turns out to be a very powerful person later on, leading to a whole new perspective on the woman's life.
8th Oct '17 7:37:03 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''[[Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook Skyhold Academy]]'', early in the story, things go pear-shaped at the school's big football game and [[spoiler:the opposing school's coach makes a vague threat toward Evvy]]. Several months later, this has been completely forgotten, [[spoiler:until Evvy is kidnapped right out of the school grounds]].
5th Sep '17 3:42:53 PM LadyNorbert
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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.]]

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* ''FanFic/WithThisRing'': Scott and Barda Free, who are initially introduced during an investigation of a Boom Tube BoomTube 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.]]



* ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'' does this by dropping an early allusion to Bethany Hawke, noting that the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Lady Herald]] reminds Varric of her. 33 chapters later, [[spoiler:she turns up at Skyhold, ultimately replacing Solas as the third mage in the inner circle]].



* ''Series/ICarly'': Jeremy aka "Germy", a student who always coughs and sneezes is the prime example in Season 1. In "iNevel", after Nevel gave iCarly a dishonest review, the trio employs Jeremy to force Nevel to tell the truth, knowing his hate of germs. In "iWill Date Freddie", he also appears early in the episode, and later gets recommended by Freddie "who knows tech stuff" as his replacement when he left iCarly.

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* ''Series/ICarly'': Jeremy aka "Germy", a student who always coughs and sneezes is the prime example in Season 1. In "iNevel", after Nevel gave iCarly a dishonest review, the trio employs Jeremy to force Nevel to tell the truth, knowing his hate hatred of germs. In "iWill Date Freddie", he also appears early in the episode, and later gets recommended by Freddie "who knows tech stuff" as his replacement when he left iCarly.



* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' includes a straightforward ChekhovsGun with Excalibur, which is burnished by dragon's fire during the episode and thrown into a forest lake at its conclusion. The next season introduces a MysteriousWaif called Freya, who dies during the course of the episode and taken by Merlin to the same lake where he sets her body adrift in a small boat upon the water. The episode in question is called "The Lady of the Lake." You connect the dots.

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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' includes a straightforward ChekhovsGun with Excalibur, which is burnished by dragon's fire during the episode and thrown into a forest lake at its conclusion. The next season introduces a MysteriousWaif called Freya, who dies during the course of the episode and is taken by Merlin to the same lake where he sets her body adrift in a small boat upon the water. The episode in question is called "The Lady of the Lake." You connect the dots.



* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'''s third season had the background character of Abbey who worked in Piper's club who was there for about five episodes. Then in the episode ''Sight Unseen'' she is revealed to be Prue's stalker.
** Also in ''Morality Bites'' the man they use their powers on for revenge at the beginning of the episode turns out to be important later on in the episode, as he turns out to be the man who burns Phoebe at the stake.
* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' has a minor example in the episode 'Minor Nobel'. Two elderly scientists shown trying to explain nuclear fission to Zoe later turn out to be members of the protagonist's team, without which he cannot save the world from an accidentally activated particle cannon.

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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'''s third season had the background character of Abbey who worked in Piper's club who was there for about five episodes. Then in In the episode ''Sight Unseen'' "Sight Unseen," she is revealed to be Prue's stalker.
** Also in ''Morality Bites'' "Morality Bites," the man they use their powers on for revenge at the beginning of the episode turns out to be important later on in the episode, as he turns out to be the man who burns Phoebe at the stake.
* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' has a minor example in the episode 'Minor Nobel'. "Minor Nobel." Two elderly scientists shown trying to explain nuclear fission to Zoe later turn out to be members of the protagonist's team, without which whom he cannot save the world from an accidentally activated particle cannon.



* In the ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' episode "Girl's Night Out", the guy in background being a terrible waiter turns out to be [[spoiler:the guy that planted the bomb]].
* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', there was an unnamed man introduced in the first episode of the second season. It wasn't until episode 6 that we find out [[spoiler: his connection with Emma and Henry]]. And we don't find out that [[spoiler: he is Baelfire, Rumpelstiltskin's son]] until episode 14.

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* In the ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' episode "Girl's "Girls' Night Out", the guy in background being a terrible waiter turns out to be [[spoiler:the guy that planted the bomb]].
* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', there was an unnamed man introduced in the first episode of the second season. It wasn't isn't until episode 6 that we find out [[spoiler: his connection with Emma and Henry]]. And we don't find out that [[spoiler: he is Baelfire, Rumpelstiltskin's son]] until episode 14.



* 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 ''Film/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 Similarly, Orlando Brown Brown, who played Eddie in ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' ''Series/ThatsSoRaven,'' previously appeared in ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''. Vanessa Hudgens and Monique Coleman also had recurring roles in ''The Suite Life'' before they starred in ''Film/HighSchoolMusical''.



** 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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** Done masterfully in the episode [[Recap/GameOfThronesS6E5TheDoor "The Door"]]. We learn how [[spoiler: Hodor]] become Hodor became who [[spoiler: he]] he is now, now]], and why [[spoiler: his]] existence 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]].



* ''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, and TheManBehindTheMan, since it's him who pays the killer to kidnap those people.]]

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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, and TheManBehindTheMan, since it's him he's the one who pays the killer to kidnap those people.]]



* ''RehearsalForMurder'' [[spoiler:the killer is the man in the back of the auditorium.]] Also true in the TV movie it's based on.

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* ''RehearsalForMurder'' In ''RehearsalForMurder,'' [[spoiler:the killer is the man in the back of the auditorium.]] Also true in the TV movie it's based on.



** Judge James Wilson, who serves no significant part of the narrative, other than comic relief, constantly forgetting Pennsylvania cannot second its own motions. [[spoiler:Until he has to cast the deciding vote for declaring independence. He votes yea.]]

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** Judge James Wilson, who Wilson serves no significant part of the narrative, narrative other than comic relief, constantly forgetting Pennsylvania cannot second its own motions. [[spoiler:Until he has to cast the deciding vote for declaring independence. He votes yea.]]



** In the second arc, V kills off a young black dragon that had been guarding the MacGuffin the Order had been searching for to repair Roy's sword. Many strips later, it's mother shows up gunning for V and pushes him/her towards making a DealWithTheDevil.

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** In the second arc, V kills off a young black dragon that had been guarding the MacGuffin the Order had been searching for to repair Roy's sword. Many strips later, it's its mother shows up gunning for V and pushes him/her towards making a DealWithTheDevil.
25th Aug '17 6:27:48 AM CosmicFerret
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* In issue 2 of ''ComicBook/{{Earth 2}}'', [[TheFlash Jay Garrick]] passes by a [[TalkativeLoon rambling man]] in a back alley. In issue 9, that man turns out to be [[ComicBook/DoctorFate Khalid Ben-Hassin]].

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* In issue 2 of ''ComicBook/{{Earth 2}}'', [[TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Jay Garrick]] passes by a [[TalkativeLoon rambling man]] in a back alley. In issue 9, that man turns out to be [[ComicBook/DoctorFate Khalid Ben-Hassin]].
15th Aug '17 7:42:06 AM DaffyNewt
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**Also in ''Morality Bites'' the man they use their powers on for revenge at the beginning of the episode turns out to be important later on in the episode, as he turns out to be the man who burns Phoebe at the stake.
9th Jul '17 5:01:40 AM gb00393
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** Cley Cerwyn was mentioned in season 5 as the current Lord of the Cerwyns (who are Stark-loyal but forced to serve the Boltons under threat of flaying). In season 6 he shows up to support the Starks.
25th Jun '17 12:24:25 PM gb00393
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** House Manderly is often mentioned as one of the big Houses in the North (Bolton, Karstark, Umber and Manderly), but they're suspiciously absent from the Battle of the Bastards. Wyman proceeds to show up and commit his men to Jon Snow's cause after it, also kickstarting his crowning.
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