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19th Apr '16 3:34:49 PM nighttrainfm
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*** Just about everyone looks up from whatever they're doing to see soldiers and resigns themselves to the inevitable. Affleck is so smug at Willis swallowing his pride to come see him personally that he comes without(much) complaint. ''MichaelClarkeDuncan starts up a ChaseScene, yelling "COME AND GET PAPA BEAR!"''

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*** Just about everyone looks up from whatever they're doing to see soldiers and resigns themselves to the inevitable. Affleck is so smug at Willis swallowing his pride to come see him personally that he comes without(much) without (much) complaint. ''MichaelClarkeDuncan starts up a ChaseScene, yelling "COME AND GET PAPA BEAR!"''
12th Feb '16 4:05:01 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', chapter 76 is actually named 'Avengers Assemble' and has the Avengers [[spoiler: re-]] assemble, and the chapter ends with Steve giving his best (magically enhanced) parade ground roar of ''those'' words, effectively signifying that the tide has very much turned.
13th Nov '15 9:27:42 AM FF32
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** This was spoofed in the first season of {{Blackadder}}, and in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s "The Magnificent Ferengi".

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** This was spoofed in the first season of {{Blackadder}}, Series/{{Blackadder}}, and in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s "The Magnificent Ferengi".
5th Oct '15 4:31:43 AM StFan
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* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** Up to ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' -- was a giant one of these, introducing every character in their own film ([[Film/IronMan or films]]) and having [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Nick Fury]] show up in each with the recruitment speech, all culminating in the whole team coming together. [[{{Pun}} "Some Assembly Required"]] indeed.

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* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** Up to ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' -- Avengers|2012}}'', the franchise was a giant one of these, introducing every character in their own film ([[Film/IronMan or films]]) and having [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Nick Fury]] show up in each with the recruitment speech, all culminating in the whole team coming together. [[{{Pun}} "Some Assembly Required"]] indeed.



* In Geoph Essex's ''Jackrabbit Messiah'', the heroes are [[HowToGatherCharacters very deliberately]] [[AvengersAssemble assembled]] by [[{{Herald}} Indra]]...though the first hero (Jack) never meets him, the next two (Amity Sheridan and Lieutenant Springer) think they've [[CallToAdventure run into him]] by accident, and one (Duffy) doesn't seem to be [[CharacterMagneticTeam part of the original plan]]. Maggie and Caleb fit the trope perfectly, of course, and by the end of the story, there's a grand total of ''eight'' (or [[HelpfulHallucination nine]]!) heroes, including a character who isn't even introduced until ''after'' TheClimax (though he's shown to have been [[{{Backstory}} in on the action]] far longer than most of the others).

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* In Geoph Essex's ''Jackrabbit Messiah'', the heroes are [[HowToGatherCharacters very deliberately]] [[AvengersAssemble assembled]] assembled by [[{{Herald}} Indra]]...Indra]]... though the first hero (Jack) never meets him, the next two (Amity Sheridan and Lieutenant Springer) think they've [[CallToAdventure run into him]] by accident, and one (Duffy) doesn't seem to be [[CharacterMagneticTeam part of the original plan]]. Maggie and Caleb fit the trope perfectly, of course, and by the end of the story, there's a grand total of ''eight'' (or [[HelpfulHallucination nine]]!) heroes, including a character who isn't even introduced until ''after'' TheClimax (though he's shown to have been [[{{Backstory}} in on the action]] far longer than most of the others).



* The teaser for ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' shows the trope used along with the TropeNamer: When Iron Man calls "Avengers Assemble!" and activates a signal, each Avenger is doing something until hearing the signal; Captain America is training, Thor is meditating on the sky, and Giant-Man and the Wasp are making a son (they are building Ultron, you dirty-minded!)

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'':
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The teaser for ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' for shows the trope used along with the TropeNamer: When Iron Man calls "Avengers Assemble!" and activates a signal, each Avenger is doing something until hearing the signal; Captain America is training, Thor is meditating on the sky, and Giant-Man and the Wasp are making a son (they are building Ultron, you dirty-minded!)dirty-minded!).



--->'''Iron Man:''' Avengers, Assemble!
--->'''Ant Man:''' We're all right here.
--->'''Iron Man:''' ...

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--->'''Iron Man:''' Avengers, Assemble!
--->'''Ant
Assemble!\\
'''Ant
Man:''' We're all right here.
--->'''Iron
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'''Iron
Man:''' ...
8th Sep '15 12:21:54 PM StFan
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For the animated TV series that uses this phrase a lot, see ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''. For the film known by this name in the UK and Ireland, see ''Film/TheAvengers''.

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For the animated TV series that uses this phrase a lot, see ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''. For the film known by this name in the UK and Ireland, see ''Film/TheAvengers''.
''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''.



* Named for the rallying cry of Franchise/{{Marvel|Universe}}'s most prominent superhero team. On those occasions where the roster changes, Comicbook/TheAvengers tend to assemble [[EveryoneMeetsEveryone in a more haphazard fashion]].

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* Named for the rallying cry of Franchise/{{Marvel|Universe}}'s most prominent superhero team. On those occasions where the roster changes, Comicbook/TheAvengers ComicBook/TheAvengers tend to assemble [[EveryoneMeetsEveryone in a more haphazard fashion]].



* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse -- up to [[Film/TheAvengers The Avengers]] -- was a giant one of these, introducing every character in their own film ([[Film/IronMan or films]]) and having [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Nick Fury]] show up in each with the recruitment speech, all culminating in the whole team coming together. [[{{Pun}} "Some Assembly Required"]] indeed.
** Within ''The Avengers'' itself, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} is the first to meet Loki and gets [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]], [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natasha]] is pretending to be held hostage while tricking her "interrogator" into spilling everything, [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] is in India helping the poor, [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve]] is taking out his fish-out-of-water issues on a series of heavy punching bags, [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony]] is putting the finishing touches on his new clean-energy Stark Tower, and [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]] shows up last to crash Steve's and Tony's attempt to apprehend Loki.

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* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse -- up Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
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to [[Film/TheAvengers The Avengers]] ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' -- was a giant one of these, introducing every character in their own film ([[Film/IronMan or films]]) and having [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Nick Fury]] show up in each with the recruitment speech, all culminating in the whole team coming together. [[{{Pun}} "Some Assembly Required"]] indeed.
** Within ''The Avengers'' itself, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} is the first to meet Loki and gets [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]], [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natasha]] is pretending to be held hostage while tricking her "interrogator" into spilling everything, [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] is in India helping the poor, [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve]] is taking out his fish-out-of-water issues on a series of heavy punching bags, [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony]] is putting the finishing touches on his new clean-energy Stark Tower, and [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] shows up last to crash Steve's and Tony's attempt to apprehend Loki.
22nd Aug '15 9:39:27 PM Xalfrea
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* In SF Debris's Star Trek reviews, one of the recurring gags is the "League of Starship Captains", that consists of his interpretations of Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway, and for whatever reason, Archer. They are usually brought together if one of them faces a dire situation:
** In DS9's "The Visitor" Sisko's son Jake talks to the league after his father is seemingly killed by a time anomaly. Picard offers his condolences, Archer blabs how his father was killed by the Vulcans and Janeway snidely talks about her alibi saves her from suspicion of her own father's death. New Kirk even steps in to talk about his father, but is promptly kicked out of the meeting by Prime Kirk.
** In DS9's "A Call to Arms", Sisko talks with the league about the incoming Dominion invasion and asks for suggestions. Kirk suggests espousing the superiority of humanity and punching them, Picard suggests technobabble, Janeway suggests genocide, and Archer blubbers at how the Vulcans are to blame and their secret Mind Bomb weapon. Janeway loves that answer and changes her mind.
*** This culminates in DS9's "A Sacrifice of Angels", showing that Janeway activated the Mind Bomb to destroy the Dominion reinforcements. At this, Picard suggests using it on the Borg and Archer suggests using it on the Vulcans, leading to Janeway rejecting both.
** In DS9's "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges", Doctor Bashir talks with the league to discuss Section 31. While Kirk is at a loss and Archer rants about the Vulcans, Picard and Janeway argue about their lines and how Picard is always given the stupid ones to make Janeway look better. This eventually results in Picard snapping and Janeway falling madly in love with him, to Picard's dismay. Sisko later asks Bashir how the meeting went, and the Doctor mumbles how Khan was right all along.
** In Voyager's "Unimatrix Zero", Janeway talks with the league about a Borg civil war. Kirk, Picard and Sisko all quote the sanctity of the Prime Directive, and Archer even shows his support after admitting that the directive only came about after one of his own genocides. Janeway agrees not to push through with it, but later does so anyway by instead calling it "a resistance movement".
** In Enterprise's "In A Mirror, Darkly", we instead see the Mirror Universe League of Starship Captains. In this version, Mirror Archer is the leader and demands suggestions for dealing with mutiny on his ship. Mirrors Kirk, Picard and Sisko (sporting goatees), all say to ruthlessly kill them, while Mirror Janeway (also sporting a goatee) is the nicest of them all and suggests gifts of goodwill. It's later discovered though that even Mirror Janeway can be just as ruthless if pushed too far.
21st Aug '15 12:01:15 PM Cryoclaste
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* Showed up in a few issues of GIJoe, like issue #2.

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* Showed up in a few issues of GIJoe, ''Franchise/GIJoe'', like issue #2.



* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, this is expanded on beyond Samantha Shepard's [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 usual squad]] to include people from other galaxies [[spoiler:such as Vault Hunters or the Master Chief]]. The phrase is also a chapter title, relating to various components, people, and technologies needed to create ships to fight off an AlienInvasion. The ships are even called ''[[MeaningfulName Avenger]]''-class!

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, this is expanded on beyond Samantha Shepard's [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 usual squad]] to include people from other galaxies [[spoiler:such as Vault Hunters or the Master Chief]]. The phrase is also a chapter title, relating to various components, people, and technologies needed to create ships to fight off an AlienInvasion. The ships are even called ''[[MeaningfulName Avenger]]''-class!



* This was a rehash of the sequence in the first film, ''AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''. It was explained there that the team was being set up to fail.

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* This was a rehash of the sequence in the first film, ''AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''.''Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''. It was explained there that the team was being set up to fail.



* In ''[[TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]'', Dom and Brian bring together a dream team made up of characters from the past few films, describing what they will bring to the table in a montage.
* "The Professionals" includes a sequence where each character is named and briefly described in voice-over while being seen doing what they do.

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* In ''[[TheFastAndTheFurious ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]'', Dom and Brian bring together a dream team made up of characters from the past few films, describing what they will bring to the table in a montage.
* "The Professionals" ''Film/TheProfessionals'' includes a sequence where each character is named and briefly described in voice-over while being seen doing what they do.



* Book 2 of GKChesterton's Ballad of the White Horse consists of one of these, with [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Alfred]] gathering his [[FiveManBand Four Man Band.]] Each of them tries to refuse the call, and each one gets shot down; [[TheBigGuy Eldred]] needs to be convinced that it's not just a [[GloryHound war for glory]], [[TheSmartGuy Marcus]] tries to refuse and Alfred [[UndyingLoyalty just doesn't buy it]], and [[TheLancer Colan]] gets the DareToBeBadass.

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* Book 2 of GKChesterton's Creator/GKChesterton's Ballad of the White Horse consists of one of these, with [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Alfred]] gathering his [[FiveManBand Four Man Band.]] Each of them tries to refuse the call, and each one gets shot down; [[TheBigGuy Eldred]] needs to be convinced that it's not just a [[GloryHound war for glory]], [[TheSmartGuy Marcus]] tries to refuse and Alfred [[UndyingLoyalty just doesn't buy it]], and [[TheLancer Colan]] gets the DareToBeBadass.



* An ad for ''{{Spyro}}: A Hero's Tail'' does this.

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* An ad for ''{{Spyro}}: A Hero's Tail'' ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'' does this.
24th Jul '15 4:48:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* A large part of WaterMargin is how the heroes came to join the band at the Liangshan Marsh. Lengthily drawn out due to thete being LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.

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* A large part of WaterMargin ''Literature/WaterMargin'' is how the heroes came to join the band at the Liangshan Marsh. Lengthily drawn out due to thete being LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.



* In William Gibson's ''{{Neuromancer}}'', Armitage gathers a team of specialists for his mission: to unite the artificial-intelligence entities Wintermute and Neuromancer.

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* In William Gibson's ''{{Neuromancer}}'', ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'', Armitage gathers a team of specialists for his mission: to unite the artificial-intelligence entities Wintermute and Neuromancer.



* ''TheWestWing'' does this in the very first episode. Toby, C.J., Josh and Sam each appears in a short character-establishing scene, receiving a text message at the end that says, "POTUS in a bicycle accident." The final scene reveals that POTUS stands for "President of the United States," and that the characters we've just seen all work for him.

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* ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' does this in the very first episode. Toby, C.J., Josh and Sam each appears in a short character-establishing scene, receiving a text message at the end that says, "POTUS in a bicycle accident." The final scene reveals that POTUS stands for "President of the United States," and that the characters we've just seen all work for him.
10th Jul '15 8:59:54 PM lipranzer
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* In ''Film/ReversalOfFortune'', there's a sequence of Alan Dershowitz separately calling on former students of his, as well as colleagues and opponents, and telling them why he needs them (a prosecutor he's opposed who is better than the one who tried Claus Von Bulow, two former students who are great at assimilating details) for Von Bulow's appeal.
27th Jun '15 7:48:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* Spoofed in the film ''Return Of The Killer Tomatoes''; each new team member is revealed to have a stranger special skill than the last.
** This was a rehash of the sequence in the first film, ''AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''. It was explained there that the team was being set up to fail.

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* Spoofed in the film ''Return Of The Killer Tomatoes''; ''Film/ReturnOfTheKillerTomatoes''; each new team member is revealed to have a stranger special skill than the last.
** * This was a rehash of the sequence in the first film, ''AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''. It was explained there that the team was being set up to fail.
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