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8th Dec '16 1:55:56 PM upupandaway42
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* The ''Series/TheFlash2014'' episode [[Recap/TheFlash2014S3E7KillerFrost "Killer Frost"]] begins with an action scene resolving the [[Recap/TheFlash2014S3E6Shade previous episode's]] {{Cliffhanger}} - Joe defeating Dr. Alchemy's acolytes while Alchemy himself escapes, the [[Comicbook/TheFlash Flash's]] first [[CurbStompBattle "battle"]] with new BigBad Savitar, and finally Cisco and Caitlin's BigDamnHeroes moment saving Barry from Savitar.
5th Dec '16 7:25:47 AM Gosicrystal
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A form of TheTeaser, often InMediasRes. Also known as a BondOpeningSequence, since Film/JamesBond uses it so much. Not to be confused with ActionHoggingOpening, which is where the out-of-plot opening sequence rather than the first part of the plot proper is unusually intense.

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A form of TheTeaser, often InMediasRes. Also known as a BondOpeningSequence, "Bond Opening Sequence", since Film/JamesBond uses it so much. Not to be confused with ActionHoggingOpening, which is where the out-of-plot opening sequence rather than the first part of the plot proper is unusually intense.
10th Oct '16 11:21:11 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' opens with a premonition to Chrom and the PlayerCharacter fighting against Validar.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' opens with a dream in which the PlayerCharacter, alongside their Hoshidan siblings, drive off Nohrian invaders. They wake up just as rivalling elder brothers Ryoma and Xander demand that they join their side...


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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' opens with an interstellar war over Earth that ravages the planet and forces humanity to evacuate in massive ships, one of which is chased by the hostile aliens and forced to crash-land on the planet of Mira.
10th Oct '16 11:14:24 PM superkeijikun
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** The very first ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Final Fantasy]]'' begins with the Heroes of Light tasked with rescuing the Princess of Cornelia from the dreaded Garland. The title screen for the game doesn't appear until after Garland has been laid low.
11th Sep '16 1:06:39 AM kirara19
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* It's not strictly an "action-packed" movie, but ''Film/PurpleRain'' gets off to quite a heady start. Director Albert Magnoli literally does not waste even one second plunging us into the story: the Warner Brothers studio logo has not even faded from the screen yet before the strains of a synthesizer played by "Doctor Fink" (a character in the movie) are heard in the distance and the voice of the (yet unseen) master of ceremonies at the First Avenue Nightclub is heard calling out: "Ladies and gentlemen....The Revolution!" (What follows is some of the best CrowningMusicOfAwesome in movie musical history.)

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* It's not strictly an "action-packed" movie, but ''Film/PurpleRain'' gets off to quite a heady start. Director Albert Magnoli literally does not waste even one second plunging us into the story: the Warner Brothers studio logo has not even faded from the screen yet before the strains of a synthesizer played by "Doctor Fink" (a character in the movie) are heard in the distance and the voice of the (yet unseen) master of ceremonies at the First Avenue Nightclub is heard calling out: "Ladies and gentlemen....gentlemen... The Revolution!" (What follows is some of the best CrowningMusicOfAwesome in movie musical history.)Revolution!"



*** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' may well top them all: it begins with Lightning engaged in battle with the BigBad. After the epic opening movie, you're thrust into a battle with [[CrazyAwesome Chaos Bahamut. As Lighning riding Odin.]] ''This is the tutorial!!''

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*** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' may well top them all: it begins with Lightning engaged in battle with the BigBad. After the epic opening movie, you're thrust into a battle with [[CrazyAwesome Chaos Bahamut. As Lighning riding Odin.]] ''This is the tutorial!!''
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.
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