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21st Mar '17 6:27:56 PM nombretomado
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** This is how Simon R Green introduces the characters to new readers in most of his books in fact, especially the {{Nightside}} series. And sometimes the opening scene contains a ChekhovsGun or foreshadows a future book's plot

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** This is how Simon R Green introduces the characters to new readers in most of his books in fact, especially the {{Nightside}} ''{{Literature/Nightside}}'' series. And sometimes the opening scene contains a ChekhovsGun or foreshadows a future book's plot
7th Mar '17 8:50:08 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansomUnderground'''s prologue acts as a flashback to the original ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom''. Taking place in the original game's final area, River City High, the player is put in the shoes of young Ryan or Alex and then goes through a BossRush of all of the original game's bosses, after which there is a TimeSkip of 25 years and the game's plot begins properly.
8th Feb '17 6:44:46 PM erforce
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* All the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' sequels except the last one starts with the previous movie's climactic fight.
* ''Film/TrueLies''
* The sequels to ''Film/LethalWeapon''.

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* All the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' sequels except the last one starts with the previous movie's climactic fight.
* %%* ''Film/TrueLies''
* %%* The sequels to ''Film/LethalWeapon''.
16th Jan '17 8:39:59 AM luord
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* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' starts with a group of two agents and two candidates storming a place, quickly killing all but one of the people stationed there.
25th Dec '16 6:28:38 AM Korodzik
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* ''Literature/TheMysteriousIsland'' begins with a dramatic chapter as the characters' balloon gets caught in a horrific storm and they barely survive. Their names aren't even revealed until the next chapter.
12th Dec '16 3:12:55 AM M84
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** ''Videgame/FinalFantasyXV'' kicks off with an older looking Noctis in royal garb alongside his comrades engaging an imposing fiery giant sitting on a throne in a HowWeGotHere situation. The next scene is a younger looking Noctis and his friends pushing their car to the nearest gas station.
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.
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