Tag: Chekhov's Gun

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Chekhov's Gun is a literary technique whereby an unimportant element introduced early in the story becomes significant later on.

For example, a character may find a mysterious necklace that turns out to be the power source to the Doomsday Device, but at the time of finding the object it does not seem important. Like Foreshadowing, the object's importance often goes unnoticed by the audience, and becomes clear only in retrospect, or during a second viewing.


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Score Title Released Popularity Rating
Fata morgana no Yakata       2012-12-2713.268.65 (864)
Steins;Gate                  2009-10-1568.429.02 (5422)
Exogenesis - Perils of RebirthTBA0.205.89 (9)
Soukou Akki Muramasa   2009-10-307.748.68 (418)
Three Guys That Paint    2015-03-310.305.62 (16)