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19th Jul '16 8:07:02 AM MisterVercetti
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* This has become a staple of 2D ''Franchise/MegaMan'' games above 8-bit, opening almost immediately to an action-packed into stage instead of going straight to the stage select as with the 8-bit games. As often as not, you'll have no idea what the hell is even going on plot-wise until it's finished.

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* This has become a staple of 2D ''Franchise/MegaMan'' games above 8-bit, post-8 bit era, opening almost immediately to an action-packed into stage instead of going straight to the stage select as with the 8-bit games. As often as not, you'll have no idea what the hell is even going on plot-wise until it's finished.
19th Jul '16 8:05:13 AM MisterVercetti
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* This has become a staple of 2D ''Franchise/MegaMan'' games above 8-bit, opening almost immediately to an action-packed into stage instead of going straight to the stage select as with the 8-bit games. As often as not, you'll have no idea what the hell is even going on plot-wise until it's finished.
19th Jul '16 8:00:57 AM MisterVercetti
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' begins with the kidnapping of Princess Ovelia, which kicks off most of the plot proper. At this point, only [[TheHero Ramza]] is under your direct control, sporting the most basic job class and abilities, but it gives you a preview of several more powerful attacks and classes that you won't actually gain control of yourself until much later.
18th Jul '16 12:44:11 PM Korodzik
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* The Polish movie ''Klub Włóczykijów'' starts with a scene of one of the main characters breaking into a museum to steal the McGuffin, and coming across the villain who is after the same thing. The scene ultimately has little bearing on the plot (it turns out that the McGuffin was not what they were after), so its main purpose is just to provide a cool opening and introduce the villain.
12th Jul '16 10:29:18 AM vtarira
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' opens on one of the Winter Soldier's missions back in 1991 before so much as the Marvel logo appears. Then it moves on to a ''second'' prologue of the Avengers in action.
8th Jul '16 1:56:23 AM Anddrix
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->''"How could I not at least give a little bit of love to a movie that opens with a gigantic Godzilla-scale action sequence about a giant dragon, and then goes, 'That was pretty cool, huh? Okay, here's the movie.'"''
-->'''MovieBob''' on ''Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies''
23rd Jun '16 9:13:43 AM Pren
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->''"How could I not at least give a little bit of love to a movie that opens with a gigantic Godzilla-scale action sequence about a giant dragon, and then goes, 'That was pretty cool, huh? Okay, here's the movie.'"''
-->'''MovieBob''' on ''Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies''
10th Jun '16 9:57:32 AM lavendermintrose
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* '' VisualNovel/KamigamiNoAsobi'' starts with the harem in their [[HotGod god forms]], fighting and unknown opponent, possibly each other. It gets to show Apollon's TransformationSequence, before going back to the actual beginning, and the relatively action-free high school story... until the last episode, which provides a context for the beginning part.
13th May '16 10:43:46 PM Doug86
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%%* Creator/HarryHarrison's two series TheStainlessSteelRat and BillTheGalacticHero often start each novel this way.

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%%* Creator/HarryHarrison's two series TheStainlessSteelRat Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat and BillTheGalacticHero Literature/BillTheGalacticHero often start each novel this way.
11th May '16 2:10:14 PM erforce
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* Many of the "opening gambits" on ''Series/MacGyver''.

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* %%* Many of the "opening gambits" on ''Series/MacGyver''.



* The first episode of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' opens with Sarah frantically driving to John's school and finding him in the library. They exit... to find an entire police squad waiting for them. They are arrested, and then a Terminator arrives on the scene and proceeds to kill everyone in sight, including John. Then, as a distraught Sarah watches, the nuclear holocaust begins, burning everything around her and revealing the Terminator's terrifying endoskeleton... and she wakes up. This all happens before the title even shows up onscreen.

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* The first episode of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' opens with Sarah frantically driving to John's school and finding him in the library. They exit... to find an entire police squad waiting for them. They are arrested, and then a Terminator arrives on the scene and proceeds to kill everyone in sight, including John. Then, as a distraught Sarah watches, the nuclear holocaust begins, burning everything around her and revealing the Terminator's terrifying endoskeleton... and she wakes up. This all happens before the title even shows up onscreen.
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