History PlayingWith / ChekhovsGun

25th Jan '16 4:20:10 AM ais523
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???The villain sees Bob looking at a gun on a wall thirteen minutes into the episode. Aware that this means that Bob may well end up needing it later, he removes the bullets from it while Bob isn't looking.
16th Aug '15 11:00:44 PM doorhandle
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** There are so many objects in the room that could be chekhov's guns [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles that it's impossible to find the ACTUAL chekhov's gun.]]


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** While Bob is given every item he needs to succeed on his mission, he also ends up with a lot of clutter he did need or want, and is visibly weighed down by all his trinkets.


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** [[SimpleYetAwesome The items Bob receives are capable of multiple purposes to a creative mind like Bob's and are both incredibly useful and lightweight.]]
11th Sep '13 7:48:21 PM JIKTV
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** A giant robot is present in the background of an early scene, and commented on in passing, but not used. Upon becoming an important plot point much later on, it is referred to as [[IncrediblyLamePun Chekhov's Gundam.]]
** [[OuranHighSchoolHostClub Every item that is intended to become an actual plot point has an arrow blinking in its direction until said item sees action]].

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** A giant robot is present in the background of an early scene, and commented on in passing, but not used. Upon becoming an important plot point much later on, it is referred to as [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} Chekhov's Gundam.]]
** [[OuranHighSchoolHostClub [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub Every item that is intended to become an actual plot point has an arrow blinking in its direction until said item sees action]].
21st Jul '13 9:09:31 PM ZachValkyrie
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** [[Film/JamesBond "Welcome to Q-Branch, 007."]]
11th Dec '12 11:37:22 AM VPhantom
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* '''Straight''': Bob passes a statue on the way to the BigBad's throne room before the climatic battle in TheMovie. When the statue is broken open later, it reveals the BigBad's power source.

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* '''Straight''': '''Straight''':
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Bob passes a statue on the way to the BigBad's throne room before the climatic battle in TheMovie. When the statue is broken open later, it reveals the BigBad's power source.



* '''Exaggerated''': Bob passes a snail on the way to the throne room. The BigBad later trips over this snail and dies.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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Bob passes a snail on the way to the throne room. The BigBad later trips over this snail and dies.



* '''Justified''': It's his one weakness.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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It's his one weakness.



* '''Inverted''': We hear all about the incredible things the Giant Orb of Awesomeness is doing, but it's not actually introduced until fairly late in the plot.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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We hear all about the incredible things the Giant Orb of Awesomeness is doing, but it's not actually introduced until fairly late in the plot.



* '''Subverted''': RedHerring

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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RedHerring



* '''Double Subverted''': BrickJoke

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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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BrickJoke



* '''Parodied''': Everything ever mentioned comes up in one way or another.
** The gun is not remarked upon, but above it is a neon sign saying "Property of Anton Chekhov. Please do not touch." The gun shoots chicken nachos, the aliens' only weakness.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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Everything ever mentioned comes up in one way or another.
** The gun is not remarked upon, but above it is a neon sign saying "Property of Anton Chekhov. Please do not touch." touch". The gun shoots chicken nachos, the aliens' only weakness.



* '''Deconstructed''': The gun doesn't quite cover all of the heroes' needs when it's used.
** Alternately, Bob figures out the medallion he bought at the beginning of the episode is the key to victory...pity it seemed so insignificant he left it in its glass case before heading out to face the BigBad.
* '''Reconstructed''': The gun is an ornament, when it is grabbed ten minutes into the episode by the hero, who is shocked to find it doesn't fire. He uses the replica as a club to kill the villain, then bar the door as he escapes through the back.
** Bob manages to use his [[{{Badass}} badassery]] to defeat the BigBad anyway.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob's father's pendant fires the beam, then it appears that it was just Bob getting an EleventhHourSuperpower in a DieOrFly moment. But the pendant was still important in that thinking of his father gave Bob the HeroicResolve to manifest the power.

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* '''Deconstructed''': The gun doesn't quite cover all of the heroes' needs when it's used.
** Alternately, Bob figures out the medallion he bought at the beginning of the episode is the key to victory...pity it seemed so insignificant he left it in its glass case before heading out to face the BigBad.
* '''Reconstructed''': The gun is an ornament, when it is grabbed ten minutes into the episode by the hero, who is shocked to find it doesn't fire. He uses the replica as a club to kill the villain, then bar the door as he escapes through the back.
** Bob manages to use his [[{{Badass}} badassery]] to defeat the BigBad anyway.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Zagged''':
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Bob's father's pendant fires the beam, then it appears that it was just Bob getting an EleventhHourSuperpower in a DieOrFly moment. But the pendant was still important in that thinking of his father gave Bob the HeroicResolve to manifest the power.



* '''Averted''': All plot points are laid out in an obvious manner, and there are no plot twists.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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All plot points are laid out in an obvious manner, and there are no plot twists.



* '''Enforced''': "We want to sell toys based on TheMovie, so have one of (shows object) turn out to be important."

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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':
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"We want to sell toys based on TheMovie, so have one of (shows object) turn out to be important."important".



* '''Invoked''': "[[SomedayThisWillComeInHandy I bet this thing will be important later on.]]".

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* '''Invoked''': '''Invoked''':
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"[[SomedayThisWillComeInHandy I bet this thing will be important later on.]]".



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''':
** The gun doesn't quite cover all of the heroes' needs when it's used.
** Bob figures out the medallion he bought at the beginning of the episode is the key to victory...pity it seemed so insignificant he left it in its glass case before heading out to face the BigBad.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The gun is an ornament, when it is grabbed ten minutes into the episode by the hero, who is shocked to find it doesn't fire. He uses the replica as a club to kill the villain, then bar the door as he escapes through the back.
** Bob manages to use his [[{{Badass}} badassery]] to defeat the BigBad anyway.



Back to [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]], and don't lose it. You'll need it in Act Three.
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Back to [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]], and ChekhovsGun... And don't lose it. it! You'll need it in Act Three.
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
8th Mar '12 4:49:31 PM KirbyRider
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** Perhaps the Great Orb of Awesomeness plays a crucial role in its debut, but is unnecessary after its crucial role.
16th Feb '12 4:29:22 PM skywerewolf
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** The item is something the character normally has around even if they don't use it, such as a small gun for self defense. It comes in use later to help save the owner.
11th Nov '11 2:10:12 PM ricree
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** There is a gun on the wall in the first chapter. It has no significance and is never mentioned again.
17th Sep '11 9:34:44 AM WASD1234
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* '''Straight''': Bob passes a statue on the way to the BigBad's throne room. When the statue is broken open later, it reveals the BigBad's power source.
** There's a gun hanging on the wall and nobody says much about it, but in the third act someone is shot with it.

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* '''Straight''': Bob passes a statue on the way to the BigBad's throne room.room before the climatic battle in TheMovie. When the statue is broken open later, it reveals the BigBad's power source.
** There's a gun hanging on the wall and nobody says much about it, but in thirteen minutes into the third act episode someone is shot with it.



* '''Downplayed''': Bob passes a statue on the way to the throne room. After the BigBad is defeated, Bob holds a party, but he needs an extra wine cup... which the statue happens to have.



* '''Downplayed''': Bob passes a statue on the way to the throne room. After the BigBad is defeated, Bob holds a party, but he needs an extra wine cup... which the statue happens to have.



** Alternately, Bob figures out the medallion is the key to victory...pity it seemed so insignificant he left it in its glass case before heading out to face the BigBad.
* '''Reconstructed''': The gun is an ornament, when it is grabbed in act two by the hero, who is shocked to find it doesn't fire. He uses the replica as a club to kill the villain, then bar the door as he escapes through the back.

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** Alternately, Bob figures out the medallion he bought at the beginning of the episode is the key to victory...pity it seemed so insignificant he left it in its glass case before heading out to face the BigBad.
* '''Reconstructed''': The gun is an ornament, when it is grabbed in act two ten minutes into the episode by the hero, who is shocked to find it doesn't fire. He uses the replica as a club to kill the villain, then bar the door as he escapes through the back.back.
** Bob manages to use his [[{{Badass}} badassery]] to defeat the BigBad anyway.



** There is a gun on the wall and it's shot in act three, but it misfires. The hero pulls a heretofore ignored knife from his ankle sheathe, but he is quickly disarmed. Seeing a lever on the floor that he previously tripped over, he pulls it, dropping the villain into a pit of acid.

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** There is a gun on the wall and it's shot in act three, thirteen minutes into the episode, but it misfires. The hero pulls a heretofore ignored knife from his ankle sheathe, but he is quickly disarmed. Seeing a lever on the floor that he previously tripped over, he pulls it, dropping the villain into a pit of acid.



* '''Enforced''': "We want to sell toys based on the movie, so have one of (shows object) turn out to be important."

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* '''Enforced''': "We want to sell toys based on the movie, TheMovie, so have one of (shows object) turn out to be important."



* '''Defied''': The hero sees the gun in the middle of an act three fight scene, but ignores it because he thinks Chekhov's Gun is trite.

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* '''Defied''': The hero sees the gun in the middle of an act three the climatic fight scene, scene thirteen minutes into the episode, but ignores it because he thinks Chekhov's Gun is trite.
28th Jun '11 6:51:19 AM LadyMomus
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[[redirect:PlayingWith/Ptitlexn9xzsjd5fif]]'''Basic Trope''': An element is introduced early in the story whose significance does not become clear until later on.
* '''Straight''': Bob passes a statue on the way to the BigBad's throne room. When the statue is broken open later, it reveals the BigBad's power source.
** There's a gun hanging on the wall and nobody says much about it, but in the third act someone is shot with it.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob passes a snail on the way to the throne room. The BigBad later trips over this snail and dies.
** The gun appears for a split second at the beginning, but helps the hero beat the bad guys, gets him the girl, and has the secret of his parentage etched down the barrel.
* '''Justified''': It's his one weakness.
** Nobody cares that there's a gun on the wall because the owner of the house is an arms dealer. The unexpected shooting occurs because a deal goes bad.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob passes a statue on the way to the throne room. After the BigBad is defeated, Bob holds a party, but he needs an extra wine cup... which the statue happens to have.
** There's a gun hanging on the wall and nobody says much about it. In the third act, it is taken down when someone needs something to pound a nail with.
* '''Inverted''': We hear all about the incredible things the Giant Orb of Awesomeness is doing, but it's not actually introduced until fairly late in the plot.
** Or, the Great Orb of Awesomeness is only explained well after [[AssPull it comes out of nowhere]] [[DeusExMachina to save the plot]].
* '''Subverted''': RedHerring
** Bob brings along a pendant that his father gave him when the BigBad [[YouKilledMyFather killed him]] he brings it to the throne room when he fights the BigBad. It does nothing.
* '''Double Subverted''': BrickJoke
** ...Until Bob is nearly defeated and the pendant fires a beam of PureEnergy, destroying the BigBad.
* '''Parodied''': Everything ever mentioned comes up in one way or another.
** The gun is not remarked upon, but above it is a neon sign saying "Property of Anton Chekhov. Please do not touch." The gun shoots chicken nachos, the aliens' only weakness.
** A giant robot is present in the background of an early scene, and commented on in passing, but not used. Upon becoming an important plot point much later on, it is referred to as [[IncrediblyLamePun Chekhov's Gundam.]]
** [[OuranHighSchoolHostClub Every item that is intended to become an actual plot point has an arrow blinking in its direction until said item sees action]].
* '''Deconstructed''': The gun doesn't quite cover all of the heroes' needs when it's used.
** Alternately, Bob figures out the medallion is the key to victory...pity it seemed so insignificant he left it in its glass case before heading out to face the BigBad.
* '''Reconstructed''': The gun is an ornament, when it is grabbed in act two by the hero, who is shocked to find it doesn't fire. He uses the replica as a club to kill the villain, then bar the door as he escapes through the back.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob's father's pendant fires the beam, then it appears that it was just Bob getting an EleventhHourSuperpower in a DieOrFly moment. But the pendant was still important in that thinking of his father gave Bob the HeroicResolve to manifest the power.
** There is a gun on the wall and it's shot in act three, but it misfires. The hero pulls a heretofore ignored knife from his ankle sheathe, but he is quickly disarmed. Seeing a lever on the floor that he previously tripped over, he pulls it, dropping the villain into a pit of acid.
* '''Averted''': All plot points are laid out in an obvious manner, and there are no plot twists.
* '''Enforced''': "We want to sell toys based on the movie, so have one of (shows object) turn out to be important."
** The gun from a previous episode becomes important later because the producer noticed a pronounced fan response to the gun.
* '''Lampshaded''': "I knew this thing would come in handy!"
* '''Invoked''': "[[SomedayThisWillComeInHandy I bet this thing will be important later on.]]".
** The hero, a Chekhov fan, picks up an old, useless-looking gun he sees, hoping it will come in handy later.
* '''Defied''': The hero sees the gun in the middle of an act three fight scene, but ignores it because he thinks Chekhov's Gun is trite.
* '''Discussed''': The hero notes out loud that the gun on the wall ought not go unnoticed.
* '''Conversed''': Characters in a room with no hidden significance are waiting for their tea. They talk about the use of Chekhov's Gun in a play they saw.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Everything in the room has incredible significance, to the increasing shock of the hero in act three.
* '''Played For Drama''': The gun kills the hero.
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Back to [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]], and don't lose it. You'll need it in Act Three.
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