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Shockingly Intelligent Pieces Of Foreshadowing You Missed Throughout The Fast And Furious Series

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Just like star Vin Diesel, the Fast and the Furious franchise might come off at first like a single-minded vessel of hypermasculinity. But the films aren't all slick cars, death-defying stunts, and bald men growling at each other. Just like Vin has surprising depth, it turns out there's actually some clever foreshadowing in the Fast and Furious movies. 

While the franchise often foregoes plot and logic in order to deliver high-octane thrills, it still demonstrates at least a superficial commitment to continuity between its entries. Even when the forgotten "third" entry, Tokyo Drift, seemed like it was destined to be a standalone movie, the franchise retconned the heck out of it and somehow turned it into the sixth film chronologically. In fact, the seventh and eighth movies both explore the fallout from a major event in Tokyo Drift. Depending on how you look at it, that means that Fast & Furious, Fast 5, and Fast & Furious 6 are either really clever setup for Tokyo Drift, or are just tacking on information to make Drift seem like it was a major player all along. Either way, it's fun to pick apart Fast and Furious easter eggs and see how all the movies are connected.

From the timeline of Han and Gisele's doomed romance to revelations hidden in tie-in short films, here are the things you missed in the Fast and Furious movies.

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    The Nightshade Device In Fast & Furious 6 Sets Up Cipher

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    Owen Shaw, the villain of Fast & Furious 6, creates a "Nightshade" device that can disable power to an entire region. In The Fate of the Furious, Owen's brother Deckard reveals that the villainous Cipher was actually the mastermind behind this plot.

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    Han And Gisele Consider A Move To Tokyo

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    After dying in Tokyo in the third released film, Tokyo Drift, Han showed up again in Fast & Furious (which, despite the numberless name, was technically the fourth film). Initially baffled superfans quickly realized the franchise had jumped back in time to show the events preceding Drift.

    At the end of Fast Five, Han and his great love Gisele joke that they'll move to Tokyo "eventually."

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    Dom Shows Up At The End Of Tokyo Drift

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    Technically, Vin Diesel only agreed to appear in the post-credits scene of Tokyo Drift because Universal promised him they'd give him the rights to the Chronicles of Riddick. Diesel had recently branched out into production, and wanted to make a third installation in the franchise.

    Still, the fact that Diesel's character Dom shows up at all indicates his merry band of road warriors is somehow linked to this otherwise standalone movie. This suggestion pays off later when Han completes his arc by moving to Tokyo and dying, thus causing Dom to travel to Tokyo and reclaim his possessions.

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    A Short Film Foreshadows The Events Of 2 Fast 2 Furious

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    Fans who bought The Fast and the Furious also got a short film called Turbo-Charged Prelude, which starred Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Minka Kelly. It showed Brian, Walker's character, evading the police before the events of 2 Fast 2 Furious.

    That means the Fast timeline looks like this:

    • The Fast and the Furious
    • Turbo-Charged Prelude (short film)
    • 2 Fast 2 Furious
    • Los Bandoleros (short film)
    • Fast & Furious
    • Fast Five
    • Fast & Furious 6
    • Furious 7
    • The Fate of the Furious
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