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In ''[[LetsPlay/{{Dream}} Dream's]]'' [[https://youtu.be/vXS1pXWslxs?t=993 first Death Swap video]], Dream finds in a chest [[spoiler: an enchanted golden apple, which is the single item that turns the tables on George when he puts his trap in the Nether.]]

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In ''[[LetsPlay/{{Dream}} Dream's]]'' first [[https://youtu.be/vXS1pXWslxs?t=993 first Death Swap video]], Dream finds in a chest [[spoiler: an enchanted golden apple, which is the single item that turns the tables on George when he puts his trap in the Nether.]]

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In ''[[LetsPlay/{{Dream}} Dream's]]'' [[https://youtu.be/vXS1pXWslxs?t=993 first Death Swap video]], Dream finds in a chest [[spoiler: an enchanted golden apple, which is the single item that turns the tables on George when he puts his trap in the Nether.]]


** Then there's the later succession game ''[[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Headshoots/ Headshoots]]'', and The Inexplicable Room and the path to it. Nobody remembered making either, no ruler could find how it connects to the rest of the fortress, and it could only be found via the 'find unit' function. Even a majority of the dwarves couldn't find their way in or out. [[spoiler: The final turn, where the two unbelievably-strong soldiers Holistic Detective and Nemo2342 were [[VideogameCrueltyPotential skeletonized and sent against the entire fortress]], the only surviving dwarf hid in the parth to The Inexplicable Room.]]

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** Then there's the later succession game ''[[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Headshoots/ Headshoots]]'', and The Inexplicable Room and the path to it. Nobody remembered making either, no ruler could find how it connects to the rest of the fortress, and it could only be found via the 'find unit' function. Even a majority of the dwarves couldn't find their way in or out. [[spoiler: The final turn, where the two unbelievably-strong soldiers Holistic Detective and Nemo2342 [=Nemo2342=] were [[VideogameCrueltyPotential skeletonized and sent against the entire fortress]], the only surviving dwarf hid in the parth to The Inexplicable Room.]]


* ''WebVideo/AnAdventureOfSheepAndChicken'': It is mentioned (by the narrator) in the middle of the second episode that the hiker has the power to shrink things at will. At the end of the same episode, the hiker shrinks Chicken and steals him.



* The Whateley Weapons Fair at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Phase is asked to try a forcefield disruptor by an inventor who has very little cred. It's just the thing Phase needs at the end of the Fair, when someone's weapon makes everything else go haywire. Then, much later, Phase uses another one of the forcefield disruptors in a fight, and it blows up on her.

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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'':
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The Whateley Weapons Fair at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse.Academy]]. Phase is asked to try a forcefield disruptor by an inventor who has very little cred. It's just the thing Phase needs at the end of the Fair, when someone's weapon makes everything else go haywire. Then, much later, Phase uses another one of the forcefield disruptors in a fight, and it blows up on her.



* The web series ''[[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/archive/cHustle/date/desc commodoreHustle]]'' (by the guys at WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun) introduced Mr. Ballsmatron in episode 7, and other than a few cameos, it never played a role until the season finale, with an ultimate ball kick and its destruction. Making it possibly the first appearance of a Chekhov's Ball-kicking robot.
* ''[[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Boatmurdered/ Boatmurdered]]'', a well-known [[LetsPlay succession game]] of ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', has an example - an early ruler builds a catapult in the souther parts of the outdoor plains to take out problem elephants, get rid of surplus stone and train siege operators. Due to a lack of manpower and constant attacks, it never sees use and isn't even mentioned again. [[spoiler:When a later ruler allows magma flow from Project Fuck The World to reach the southern parts of the map, it sets the catapult on fire. The smoke clouds and spreading blaze from that one structure ultimately lead to the fortress's downfall.]]
** Then there's [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Headshoots/ the later succession game Headshoots]], and The Inexplicable Room and the path to it. Nobody remembered making either, no ruler could find how it connects to the rest of the fortress, and it could only be found via the 'find unit' function. Even a majority of the dwarves couldn't find their way in or out. [[spoiler: The final turn, where the two unbelievably-strong soldiers Holistic Detective and Nemo2342 were [[VideogameCrueltyPotential skeletonized and sent against the entire fortress]], the only surviving dwarf hid in the parth to The Inexplicable Room.]]

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* The web series ''[[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/archive/cHustle/date/desc commodoreHustle]]'' (by the guys at WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun) introduced Mr. Ballsmatron in episode 7, and other than a few cameos, it never played a role until the season finale, with an ultimate ball kick and its destruction. Making it possibly the first appearance of a Chekhov's Ball-kicking robot.
* ''[[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Boatmurdered/ Boatmurdered]]'', a Boatmurdered]]'':
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well-known [[LetsPlay succession game]] of ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' has an example - -- an early ruler builds a catapult in the souther parts of the outdoor plains to take out problem elephants, get rid of surplus stone and train siege operators. Due to a lack of manpower and constant attacks, it never sees use and isn't even mentioned again. [[spoiler:When a later ruler allows magma flow from Project Fuck The World to reach the southern parts of the map, it sets the catapult on fire. The smoke clouds and spreading blaze from that one structure ultimately lead to the fortress's downfall.]]
** Then there's [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Headshoots/ the later succession game Headshoots]], ''[[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Headshoots/ Headshoots]]'', and The Inexplicable Room and the path to it. Nobody remembered making either, no ruler could find how it connects to the rest of the fortress, and it could only be found via the 'find unit' function. Even a majority of the dwarves couldn't find their way in or out. [[spoiler: The final turn, where the two unbelievably-strong soldiers Holistic Detective and Nemo2342 were [[VideogameCrueltyPotential skeletonized and sent against the entire fortress]], the only surviving dwarf hid in the parth to The Inexplicable Room.]]



* Mocked in WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's review of ''Film/{{Showgirls}}''. During Nella's song at the end, she mentions the Chekhov's Stairs (that the lead pushed someone down at the climax of the film) that have been there since Act One.
* In one [[Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse Global Guardians universe]] story, Knightblade's CoolCar makes an appearance at the beginning, but then is promptly abandoned as the manhunt moved into an abandoned tenement. At the end of the story, Knightblade was forced to use his CoolCar as a weapon against a supervillain when he finally chased him out of the tenement.
* Linkara's Magic Gun in WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall, which he's been wielding since the beginning, turns out to be rather important in the ''Comicbook/SilentHill: Dead/Alive'' review, going from prop to plot point and ''character''.
** In his review of a ''ComicBook/WorldOfWarcraft'' comic, Linkara finds a working pokeball. He later uses it to capture a pyramid head
* In [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1944834/ this episode]] of Website/CollegeHumor's ''WebVideo/HardlyWorking'', David casually references a book that [[spoiler:Sam]] borrowed, and never returned. This is largely ignored until the end of the episode, when David realizes that [[spoiler:Sam was trying to kill him so he wouldn't have to return the book.]] He even goes so far as to BreakTheFourthWall by looking at the camera and saying "Remember? From the beginning?"
* In ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'', Spiderman telling Batman that he thinks he might have been married once would help Batman realize how Spiderman was immune to the Joker's brainwashing.



* In ''WebAnimation/FourSwordsMisadventures'', Green Link procures a broken magic mirror, thus getting them into a series of misadventures before finally warping back to the entrance of the first dungeon. Afrerwards, Red decides to dipose of it, thinking that it would do them more harm than good. [[spoiler:Turns out, the mirror was the only way barring an extensive trading quest for the heroes to get to the Twilight Realm where Zelda is being held by Vaati. In other words, Red really should have let Green keep the mirror so it could be fixed.]]
* Both subverted and parodied in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G19jSMFtURI one episode]] of [[WebVideo/StuartAshen Ashen's Tech Dump]] when, after showing off a highly toxic action figure sealed in a glass case with a biohazard sticker on it, he blatantly sticks it so that it's balancing precariously on the front of the desk and continues with the episode. When the case spends the whole episode without falling off, he finally just reaches out and pushes it off the desk himself.



* ''WebVideo/TVTrash'': ''TheMightyDucks'' review begins with Hewy Toonmore (from ''WebVideo/HewysAnimatedMovieReviews'') breaking into Chris's show by using a remote, mentioning that all online reviewers have this. This is used as a chekov's gun twice. Chris would later obtain a remote, and used it to team up with WebVideo/TheCartoonHero to review the animated adaptation of ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''. On a much more serious note, [[spoiler: [[BigBad Malicia]] was able to track down the remote's frequency to find Chris and attack him after his review of ''Series/MaskedRider'']].
* In ''WebVideo/TheCartoonMan'', Roy and Karen find a number of random objects in a hollowed-out tree, including a pen, a feather, and a glove. [[spoiler:The pen turns out to be a "transponder" that opens a portal to an AlternateTooniverse, and in the sequel, the feather magically turns a man into a talking piece of paper.]]



* This trope was featured in Episode 3 of the TV Tropes podcast ''Podcast/{{On the Tropes}}''.
* Inverted and played for laughs in the 15th ''WebVideo/{{Five Second Films}}'' Kickstarter sketch.
* Subverted in ''Roleplay/NanQuest''. After Nan's memories start to fade, the paycheck she receives at the start of the story allows her to remember she was an electrician... but the paper is an ominous note rather than a paycheck, which just throws Nan's state of mind even more into question.



* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'':
** Taking pictures of the floating cats is deadly. Established over a year before firing in episode 48.
** Also the list of seemingly random items that was given out by the Secret Police for summary memorization to grant protection from something. Fired over 2 years later in Episode 57, aptly titled "The List". [[spoiler:It was just a drill, fortunately for everyone that forgot it.]]
** Cecil's being auctioned off in Episode 37. The gun doesn't fire until over a year later in Episode 63 when Cecil, [[spoiler:after having saved Dana's life several times without his remembering doing so,]] wonders if [[spoiler:Dana was the one who bought him]].
* During the 2012 campaign of WebVideo/D20Live, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] makes sure to have his character, Tandem, put a piece of glassware in a small sack and crush it to chunks. Later on in the game, when the party encounters a mutated man-giant, Tandem's first action is to [[EyeScream throw the crushed glass in his face]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqKAzGadmYo Boat Comedy]] did a sketch where people at an antiques show [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety grossly mishandle]] a fancy loaded flintlock pistol "owned by Creator/AntonChekhov" with various gunshot-like noises happening over and over again as incidental events. It plays on the trope by deliberately averting it again and again. [[spoiler:The gun [[RedHerring never fires]]]].
* ''WebVideo/{{Petscop}}'': In Petscop 1, Paul follows some introductions telling him to "walk downstairs and, in the bottom, turn right instead of proceeding to become a shadow monster man" (actually, access the menu and press Down several times, then Right). This allows him to enter the Newmaker Plane. Much later, in Petscop 9, Paul follows the same instructions, this time more literally, and becomes temporarily a LivingShadow, something that gives him access to the windmill.



* ''LetsPlay/{{Mahu}}'', in this case uses a "Chekhov's Game Bug". During his narrative let's play of "The Crownless Eagle", for some odd reason Istanbul makes the game turns go at a snail's pace. In his next series, "Second Chance", it is discovered the reason for this: The hidden portal which will allow humanity to flee their doomed planet.

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* ''LetsPlay/{{Mahu}}'', in this case uses a "Chekhov's Game Bug". During his narrative let's play of "The Crownless Eagle", for some odd reason Istanbul makes the game turns go at a snail's pace. In his next series, "Second Chance", it is discovered the reason for this: The hidden portal which will allow humanity to flee their doomed planet.


* TheAdventuresOfSheepAndChicken: It is mentioned (by the narrator) in the middle of the second episode that the hiker has the power to shrink things at will. At the end of the same episode, the hiker shrinks Chicken and steals him.

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* TheAdventuresOfSheepAndChicken: ''WebVideo/AnAdventureOfSheepAndChicken'': It is mentioned (by the narrator) in the middle of the second episode that the hiker has the power to shrink things at will. At the end of the same episode, the hiker shrinks Chicken and steals him.



* During their altercation in a flashback sequence in Episode 2 of ''WebVideo/NightwingTheSeries'', Dick attempts to slug Bruce in the face, only for Bruce to block the attack and use a spinning counterattack that stops just short of Dick's neck; Bruce does this to prove his point that Dick's not yet ready to go solo. Nightwing later uses the exact same maneuver [[spoiler:to win his rematch with Deathstroke in Episode 5]].


* There's an interesting anecdote about ''JohnDiesAtTheEnd'' regarding ''Camel Holocaust'', the "song" that John wrote for his band early in the book. In the original webnovel, the protagonists have to stall a group of monsters at a later date by playing ''Sweet Child O' Mine'' on a set of guitars they stole from Elton John. When the book was to be put into print, however, the issue of copyright came up. The author stared dumbly into space, scratched his butt, and realized that he had left Chekhov's Gun sitting in his back pocket. Thus, the day was saved by [[strike:Fat Jackson's Flap Wagon]] [[AGoodNameForARockBand Three Arm Sally]].

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* There's an interesting anecdote about ''JohnDiesAtTheEnd'' ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'' regarding ''Camel Holocaust'', the "song" that John wrote for his band early in the book. In the original webnovel, the protagonists have to stall a group of monsters at a later date by playing ''Sweet Child O' Mine'' on a set of guitars they stole from Elton John. When the book was to be put into print, however, the issue of copyright came up. The author stared dumbly into space, scratched his butt, and realized that he had left Chekhov's Gun sitting in his back pocket. Thus, the day was saved by [[strike:Fat Jackson's Flap Wagon]] [[AGoodNameForARockBand Three Arm Sally]].

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* In the first chapter of ''Literature/TheTimTebowCFLChronicles'', it's revealed the Canadians [[ComicallyMissingThePoint fundamentally don't understand the purpose of locks]]. Much later, the Toronto Argonauts (with guidance from their few American members) realize they can evade a massive ZergRush from the Atlantic Schooners by luring those opposing players into chambers on a (non-Canadian) aircraft carrier, and just locking them into the room.


* ''WebVideo/TVTrash'': ''TheMightyDucks'' review begins with Hewy Toonmore (from ''WebVideo/HewysAnimatedMovieReviews'') breaking into Chris's show by using a remote, mentioning that all online reviewers have this. This is used as a chekov's gun twice. Chris would later obtain a remote, and used it to team up with WebVideo/TheCartoonHero to review the animated adaptation of ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''. On a much more serious note, [[spoiler: [[BigBad Malicia]] was able to track down the remote's frequency to find Chris and attack him after his review of ''MaskedRider'']].

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* ''WebVideo/TVTrash'': ''TheMightyDucks'' review begins with Hewy Toonmore (from ''WebVideo/HewysAnimatedMovieReviews'') breaking into Chris's show by using a remote, mentioning that all online reviewers have this. This is used as a chekov's gun twice. Chris would later obtain a remote, and used it to team up with WebVideo/TheCartoonHero to review the animated adaptation of ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''. On a much more serious note, [[spoiler: [[BigBad Malicia]] was able to track down the remote's frequency to find Chris and attack him after his review of ''MaskedRider'']].''Series/MaskedRider'']].


* During the 2012 campaign of WebVideo/D20Live, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] makes sure to have his character, Tandem, put a piece of glassware in a small sack and crush it to chunks. Later on in the game, when the party encounters are mutated man-giant, Tandem's first action is to [[EyeScream throw the crushed glass in his face]].

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* During the 2012 campaign of WebVideo/D20Live, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] makes sure to have his character, Tandem, put a piece of glassware in a small sack and crush it to chunks. Later on in the game, when the party encounters are a mutated man-giant, Tandem's first action is to [[EyeScream throw the crushed glass in his face]].


* In FourSwordsMisadventures, Green Link procures a broken magic mirror, thus getting them into a series of misadventures before finally warping back to the entrance of the first dungeon. Afrerwards, Red decides to dipose of it, thinking that it would do them more harm than good. [[spoiler:Turns out, the mirror was the only way barring an extensive trading quest for the heroes to get to the Twilight Realm where Zelda is being held by Vaati. In other words, Red really should have let Green keep the mirror so it could be fixed.]]

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* In FourSwordsMisadventures, ''WebAnimation/FourSwordsMisadventures'', Green Link procures a broken magic mirror, thus getting them into a series of misadventures before finally warping back to the entrance of the first dungeon. Afrerwards, Red decides to dipose of it, thinking that it would do them more harm than good. [[spoiler:Turns out, the mirror was the only way barring an extensive trading quest for the heroes to get to the Twilight Realm where Zelda is being held by Vaati. In other words, Red really should have let Green keep the mirror so it could be fixed.]]


* TheAdventuresOfSheepAndChicken: It is mentioned(by the narrator) in the middle of the second episode that the hiker has the power to shrink things at will. At the end of the same episode, the hiker shrinks Chicken and steals him.

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* TheAdventuresOfSheepAndChicken: It is mentioned(by mentioned (by the narrator) in the middle of the second episode that the hiker has the power to shrink things at will. At the end of the same episode, the hiker shrinks Chicken and steals him.


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* ''WebVideo/{{Petscop}}'': In Petscop 1, Paul follows some introductions telling him to "walk downstairs and, in the bottom, turn right instead of proceeding to become a shadow monster man" (actually, access the menu and press Down several times, then Right). This allows him to enter the Newmaker Plane. Much later, in Petscop 9, Paul follows the same instructions, this time more literally, and becomes temporarily a LivingShadow, something that gives him access to the windmill.

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*TheAdventuresOfSheepAndChicken: It is mentioned(by the narrator) in the middle of the second episode that the hiker has the power to shrink things at will. At the end of the same episode, the hiker shrinks Chicken and steals him.


** In his review of a ''WorldOfWarcraftComic'', Linkara finds a working pokeball. He later uses it to capture a pyramid head

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** In his review of a ''WorldOfWarcraftComic'', ''ComicBook/WorldOfWarcraft'' comic, Linkara finds a working pokeball. He later uses it to capture a pyramid head


* ''WebVideo/TVTrash'': ''TheMightyDucks'' review begins with Hewy Toonmore (from ''WebVideo/HewysAnimatedMovieReviews'') breaking into Chris's show by using a remote, mentioning that all online reviewers have this. This is used as a chekov's gun twice. Chris would later obtain a remote, and used it to team up with WebVideo/TheCartoonHero to review the animated adaptation of ''CtrlAltDel''. On a much more serious note, [[spoiler: [[BigBad Malicia]] was able to track down the remote's frequency to find Chris and attack him after his review of ''MaskedRider'']].

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* ''WebVideo/TVTrash'': ''TheMightyDucks'' review begins with Hewy Toonmore (from ''WebVideo/HewysAnimatedMovieReviews'') breaking into Chris's show by using a remote, mentioning that all online reviewers have this. This is used as a chekov's gun twice. Chris would later obtain a remote, and used it to team up with WebVideo/TheCartoonHero to review the animated adaptation of ''CtrlAltDel''.''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''. On a much more serious note, [[spoiler: [[BigBad Malicia]] was able to track down the remote's frequency to find Chris and attack him after his review of ''MaskedRider'']].

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