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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.
11th May '16 5:13:23 AM StarTropes
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** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' starts with [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the First Order]] attacking a village on Jakku.
20th Apr '16 6:59:16 AM Berrenta
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Compare BatmanColdOpen, which illustrates a character's skills at the beginning of a story; and DangerRoomColdOpen, which demonstrates the skills of a team. Contrast ProlongedPrologue, which is what happens when you drag it out too much, as well as ItGetsBetter where the work slaps you from the start with exposition... and more exposition... and still more exposition... It can happen that the Action Prologue is cut short and revealed not to have been really happening; that's a FakeActionPrologue.

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Compare BatmanColdOpen, which illustrates a character's skills at the beginning of a story; and DangerRoomColdOpen, which demonstrates the skills of a team. Contrast ProlongedPrologue, which is what happens when you drag it out too much, as well as ItGetsBetter SlowPacedBeginning where the work slaps you from the start with exposition... and more exposition... and still more exposition... It can happen that the Action Prologue is cut short and revealed not to have been really happening; that's a FakeActionPrologue.
13th Apr '16 1:02:02 AM anza_sb
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is a extreme example: it starts with a two and 2/3 volumes of story to establish the setting and then has a ''twelve'' volume flashback before reaching the point of time when it started. The anime follows suit with its first episode (basically a shortened version of the first chapter without Puck), then [[AdaptationInducedPlotHole ends in a way that could not possible lead to said prologue]].

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is a extreme example: it starts with a two and 2/3 volumes of story to establish the setting and then has a ''twelve'' volume flashback before reaching the point of time when it started. The anime follows suit with its first episode (basically a shortened version of the first chapter without Puck), then [[AdaptationInducedPlotHole ends in a way that could not possible possibly lead to said prologue]].



* ''Anime/RageOfBahamutGenesis'' starts with the titular dragon nuking everything in sight, before facing an alliance of demons, gods and humans. The actual story takes place 2000 years after that bout.

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* ''Anime/RageOfBahamutGenesis'' starts with the titular dragon Bahamut nuking everything in sight, before facing an alliance of demons, gods and humans. The actual story takes place 2000 years after that bout.
7th Feb '16 12:10:00 PM Love777
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* [[''FanFic/DaringDoAndTheMysteriousMareDoWellCanterlotCrisis'' Daring Do and the Mysterious Mare Do Well: Canterlot Crisis]] The story begins with Mare Do Well infilitrating a rendezvous with the antagonists, which becomes a fight to receieve the mysterious package they exchanged.

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* [[''FanFic/DaringDoAndTheMysteriousMareDoWellCanterlotCrisis'' Daring Do and the Mysterious Mare Do Well: Canterlot Crisis]] ''FanFic/DaringDoAndTheMysteriousMareDoWellCanterlotCrisis'' The story begins with Mare Do Well infilitrating a rendezvous with the antagonists, which becomes a fight to receieve the mysterious package they exchanged.
7th Feb '16 11:48:49 AM Love777
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* [[''FanFic/DaringDoAndTheMysteriousMareDoWellCanterlotCrisis'' Daring Do and the Mysterious Mare Do Well: Canterlot Crisis]] The story begins with Mare Do Well infilitrating a rendezvous with the antagonists, which becomes a fight to receieve the mysterious package they exchanged.
29th Jan '16 9:09:49 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/SunsetOverdrive'' begins 17 days before the main story with a linear tutorial level with the player performing LeParkour on the rooftops to escape to their apartment as the ZombieApocalypse begins.
19th Dec '15 2:24:02 PM TompaDompa
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* Most of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies start off in a fight of some sort:

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* Most Several of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies start off in a fight of some sort:
12th Dec '15 11:52:09 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is a extreme example: it starts with a two and 2/3 volumes of story to establish the setting and then has a ''twelve'' volume flashback before reaching the point of time when it started. The anime follows suit with its first episode (basically a shortened version of the first episode without Puck), which is given no explanation as to how it happened, given that the anime ended at a point where the story could have only gotten there based on action taken by [[SchrodingersCat characters that were never introduced in the anime]].

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is a extreme example: it starts with a two and 2/3 volumes of story to establish the setting and then has a ''twelve'' volume flashback before reaching the point of time when it started. The anime follows suit with its first episode (basically a shortened version of the first episode chapter without Puck), which is given no explanation as to how it happened, given then [[AdaptationInducedPlotHole ends in a way that the anime ended at a point where the story could have only gotten there based on action taken by [[SchrodingersCat characters that were never introduced in the anime]].not possible lead to said prologue]].
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