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14th Jan '18 2:49:59 PM nombretomado
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* [[{{Level5}} Level-5's]] games' plots in general usually have a ChekhovsArmory, with a couple of the subtler details not boomeranging back until the sequel, or even the sequel's sequel. [[http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2009/08/layton-interview/ Interviews with CEO Hino Akihiro]] have confirmed that they ''do'' plan out entire trilogies at a time, and it's not just WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants. Some specifics:

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* [[{{Level5}} Level-5's]] Creator/Level5's games' plots in general usually have a ChekhovsArmory, with a couple of the subtler details not boomeranging back until the sequel, or even the sequel's sequel. [[http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2009/08/layton-interview/ Interviews with CEO Hino Akihiro]] have confirmed that they ''do'' plan out entire trilogies at a time, and it's not just WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants. Some specifics:
9th Jan '18 9:56:39 PM bt8257
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* ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'' is one of the best examples of this. The book doesn't follow a linear progression of time. Instead, the narration jumps forward and backward constantly, which can be very confusing to the reader, especially since there is not a single date mentioned ever. The only way to tell when an event described happened is by how many missions the protagonist had flown at the time. Despite the convoluted narration format and the fact that the book features over 20 important characters, there isn't a single Main/PlotHole in the story. The writer famously kept [[https://biblioklept.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/heller.jpg a detailed graph]] to keep track of the timeline and each character's actions while writing the book, which took him 10 years.

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* ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'' is one of the best examples of this. The book doesn't follow a linear progression of time. Instead, the narration jumps forward and backward constantly, which can be very confusing to the reader, especially since there is not even a single date mentioned ever.mentioned. Ever. The only way to tell when an event described happened is by how many missions the protagonist had flown at the time. Despite the convoluted narration format and the fact that the book features over 20 important characters, there isn't a single Main/PlotHole in the story. The writer Joseph Heller, the book's writer, famously kept [[https://biblioklept.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/heller.jpg a detailed graph]] to keep track of the timeline and each character's actions while writing the book, which took him 10 years.



* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is well known for its huge number of [[CallBack Call Backs]], [[ChekhovsGun Chekhovs Guns]], [[ChekhovsGunman Gunmen]], [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowings]] and a well plotted MythArc. WordOfGod is that [[Creator/JimButcher the author]] began plotting the entire series after writing the first two chapters of ''Literature/StormFront'' and, while allowing for new characters and some minor alterations (as a WhamEpisode ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' was originally meant to be [[MidSeasonTwist book 10]] but was later pushed up to book 12), he is still following the original planning.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is well known for its huge number of [[CallBack Call Backs]], {{Call Back}}s, [[ChekhovsGun Chekhovs Chekhov's Guns]], [[ChekhovsGunman Gunmen]], [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowings]] {{foreshadowing}}s and a well plotted MythArc. WordOfGod is that [[Creator/JimButcher the author]] began plotting the entire series after writing the first two chapters of ''Literature/StormFront'' and, while allowing for new characters and some minor alterations (as a WhamEpisode ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' was originally meant to be [[MidSeasonTwist book 10]] but was later pushed up to book 12), he is still following the original planning.



* Creator/JMichaelStraczynski had planned out all five seasons of ''Series/BabylonFive'' before the show even entered production, and while some details here and there had to be changed, it still showed. [[CrazyPrepared He even worked out a way to replace]] [[RealLifeWritesThePlot every major character in the show before filming began]]. [[ProperlyParanoid Which was good given how many times it happened.]]

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* Creator/JMichaelStraczynski had planned out all five seasons of ''Series/BabylonFive'' planned out before the show even entered production, and while some details here and there had to be changed, it still showed. [[CrazyPrepared He even worked out a way to replace]] [[RealLifeWritesThePlot every major character in the show before filming began]]. [[ProperlyParanoid Which was good good, given how many times it happened.]]



* Another Creator/JossWhedon example: The season 4 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', "Restless", contained much foreshadowing for the seasons to come and season 3 had Faith count down the days leading to [[spoiler: Buffy's death]] two years before it happened. Joss also arranged for every season finale of the show to provide some kind of closure just in case the show failed to get renewed. Willow's famous line "I think I'm kind of gay" from Season 3 is actually not an example - as Willow entering a lesbian relationship became a ThrowItIn during Season 4 and the other line was just a fun coincidence.

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* Another Creator/JossWhedon example: The season 4 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', "Restless", contained much foreshadowing for the seasons to come and season 3 had Faith count down the days leading to [[spoiler: Buffy's death]] two years before it happened. Joss also arranged for every season finale of the show to provide some kind of closure closure, just in case the show failed to get wasn't renewed. Willow's famous line "I think I'm kind of gay" from Season 3 is actually not an example - as Willow entering a lesbian relationship became a ThrowItIn during Season 4 and the other line was just a fun coincidence.
1st Dec '17 1:15:54 AM bt8257
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%% * The first season of ''Manga/DeathNote''. %%
14th Nov '17 2:02:13 PM chopshop
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' was clearly planned out ''very'' far in advance. [[RewatchBonus Rewatch the first season with knowledge of what's to come]] and you'll discover a truly shocking amount of {{Foreshadowing}} and [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Guns]]; famously, there's a ten-second joke in early season one that ''summarizes the entire {{Backstory}} and MythArc'', including the identity of the main villains who hadn't even been ''mentioned'' yet. The sheer level of detail that the creators manage to squeeze into every episode is pretty amazing, especially given that said episodes are usually only eleven minutes long.
25th Oct '17 3:40:42 PM Trooper924
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* In the 2003 ''Anime/AstroBoy'' anime, since the main character has always had [[DubNameChange different names]] in Japanese and English, the first episode has him [[LineOfSightName derive his name from a nearby sign]] that helpfully includes both "Atom" (his Japanese name) and "Astro" (his English name).
10th Oct '17 6:06:37 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is well known for its huge number of [[CallBack Call Backs]], [[ChekhovsGun Chekhovs Guns]], [[ChekhovsGunman Gunmen]], [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowings]] and a well plotted MythArc. WordOfGod is that [[JimButcher the author]] began plotting the entire series after writing the first two chapters of ''Literature/StormFront'' and, while allowing for new characters and some minor alterations (as a WhamEpisode ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' was originally meant to be [[MidSeasonTwist book 10]] but was later pushed up to book 12), he is still following the original planning.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is well known for its huge number of [[CallBack Call Backs]], [[ChekhovsGun Chekhovs Guns]], [[ChekhovsGunman Gunmen]], [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowings]] and a well plotted MythArc. WordOfGod is that [[JimButcher [[Creator/JimButcher the author]] began plotting the entire series after writing the first two chapters of ''Literature/StormFront'' and, while allowing for new characters and some minor alterations (as a WhamEpisode ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' was originally meant to be [[MidSeasonTwist book 10]] but was later pushed up to book 12), he is still following the original planning.
23rd Sep '17 3:57:24 PM Quanyails
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** In WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra, it came as a rather big shock to most fans when [[spoiler: it was revealed the Equalists would be using MiniMecha to fight.]] ''Most fans'', but not all- because a few keen eyes noticed that for a few seconds in the first episode, you could see [[spoiler: low quality blueprints]]. What's more impressive; that the creators bothered to put such a small detail in, or that the fanbase managed to catch it?

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** In WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', it came as a rather big shock to most fans when [[spoiler: it was revealed the Equalists would be using MiniMecha to fight.]] ''Most fans'', but not all- because a few keen eyes noticed that for a few seconds in the first episode, you could see [[spoiler: low quality blueprints]]. What's more impressive; that the creators bothered to put such a small detail in, or that the fanbase managed to catch it?
23rd Sep '17 3:56:30 PM Quanyails
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* In DasBoSchitt's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCXJsNcm8xo&list=UUilz3PTMR4URfxq6UeRRL9Q Giant Man Is Not Afraid]], at 0:21 a visible link to a Youtube video is shown, which, if typed in, will send you to the same Youtube video the [[Videogame/TeamFortress2 Heavy]] is watching later in the video.

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* In DasBoSchitt's [=DasBoSchitt=]'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCXJsNcm8xo&list=UUilz3PTMR4URfxq6UeRRL9Q Giant Man Is Not Afraid]], at 0:21 a visible link to a Youtube [=YouTube=] video is shown, which, if typed in, will send you to the same Youtube [=YouTube=] video the [[Videogame/TeamFortress2 Heavy]] is watching later in the video.
23rd Sep '17 3:55:16 PM Quanyails
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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon:'' It's incredibly hard to notice (who ever first discovered this must have eagle eyes) but Toothless has [[http://elfpen.tumblr.com/post/71390786497/elfpen-toothless-scars-and-how-he-got-them scars]] from the thing Hiccup used to shoot him down. Hiccup also has a slight scar on his chin, but how he got it was not known until the second film. It's revealed that he got it [[spoiler:when he was accidentally scratched by Cloudjumper as a baby, and it's also how Valka is able to recognize him after twenty years]].[[http://dejareviewer.com/2012/12/04/10-cool-details-you-may-have-missed-in-how-to-train-your-dragon/ More here.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon:'' It's incredibly hard to notice (who ever first discovered this must have eagle eyes) but Toothless has [[http://elfpen.tumblr.com/post/71390786497/elfpen-toothless-scars-and-how-he-got-them scars]] from the thing Hiccup used to shoot him down. Hiccup also has a slight scar on his chin, but how he got it was not known until the second film. It's revealed that he got it [[spoiler:when he was accidentally scratched by Cloudjumper as a baby, and it's also how Valka is able to recognize him after twenty years]]. [[http://dejareviewer.com/2012/12/04/10-cool-details-you-may-have-missed-in-how-to-train-your-dragon/ More here.]]
22nd Jul '17 9:18:49 AM capthanos
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** A far more brilliant example than the previous example occurs in ''The Legend of Korra'', and it spans the entire franchise. In the ''ATLA'' finale, [[spoiler: the Lion Turtles and energybending were established as ancient animals and bending arts, respectively, were]] shown in the present day. With the two-part "Beginnings", episodes that came ''five years'' after the ''ATLA'' finale, ''The Legend of Korra'' reveals the former details to be absolutely true. Not only that, but the origin of humans being able to use the elements is also revealed; just as '[[spoiler: the Lion Turtle was able to give Aang an ability, so too were the ancient Lion Turtles, who gave the different elements to humanity!]]. If that weren't enough, the creators realized that the sources of bending were already elaborated upon in ''ATLA'', and to reconcile the sources of bending and the ability to bend, they have [[spoiler: Wan doing the Dancing Dragon]] alongside a dragon, the source that taught firebending as established in the previous series. Truly, these episodes were crafted by people who truly love and care for the franchise.

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** A far more brilliant example than the previous example occurs in ''The Legend of Korra'', and it spans the entire franchise. In the ''ATLA'' finale, [[spoiler: the Lion Turtles and energybending were established as ancient animals and bending arts, respectively, were]] shown in the present day. With the two-part "Beginnings", episodes that came ''five years'' after the ''ATLA'' finale, ''The Legend of Korra'' reveals the former details to be absolutely true. Not only that, but the origin of humans being able to use the elements is also revealed; just as '[[spoiler: the Lion Turtle was able to give Aang an ability, so too were the ancient Lion Turtles, who gave the different elements to humanity!]]. If that weren't enough, the creators realized that the sources of bending were already elaborated upon in ''ATLA'', and to reconcile the sources of bending and the ability to bend, they have [[spoiler: Wan doing the Dancing Dragon]] alongside a dragon, the source that taught firebending how to firebend as established in the previous series. Finally, the idea of the Avatar being connected to both the human world and the spirit world makes a lot more sense with the revelation that [[spoiler: the Avatar is the combination of a human and Raava.]] The Avatar cycle is the way it is because [[spoiler: that is the order in which Wan learned the elements.]] Truly, these episodes were crafted by people who truly love and care for the franchise.


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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': the show has had some examples of this so far:
** When Toffee is introduced, the first shot the viewer gets of him is his hand that is missing a finger. In the same episode of his introduction, he says "You're not the first monster to fall victim to [the Butterfly family's] magic." Slowly, the missing finger and Toffee's history with the Butterfly family become important as the series goes on and hints towards what really happened to the finger and how Toffee's motives are partly driven by it.
** In one episode, while Star was trapped in Rhombulus' crystal dimension, there is a FreezeFrameBonus of [[spoiler: Eclipsa trapped in a crystal pillar.]] Come ''The Battle for Mewni'' and it is revealed that this wasn't just a FreezeFrameBonus and has far more importance than initially let on. In an earlier episode, Moon is horrified to learn that Star's magic was being compared to [[spoiler: Eclipsa's.]] This makes a lot more sense when it is shown that Moon actually met [[spoiler: Eclipsa and has seen firsthand what her magic can do.]]
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