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16th Nov '16 3:07:03 PM LondonKdS
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Subtrope of TheTeaser. See also ActionPrologue, DangerRoomColdOpen and DramaticChaseOpening. Contrast AndTheAdventureContinues, which is essentially the opposite, done at the end of the series.

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Subtrope of TheTeaser. See also ActionPrologue, DangerRoomColdOpen and DramaticChaseOpening. Contrast AndTheAdventureContinues, which is essentially the opposite, done at the end of the series.
series, and OnPatrolMontage, which is something similar during an episode instead of at the start.
20th Oct '16 2:16:58 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/TheBlackCobra'' starts with CowboyCop Robert Malone going after some bank robbers who've taken hostages.
8th Oct '16 11:50:06 PM DustSnitch
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* The first few minutes of ''Film/TheMarine'' show Wrestling/JohnCena (or, rather, a character played by him) fighting terrorists (or at least terrorist sympathizers) in a Middle Eastern country. This cold opening actually serves two purposes: 1) establishing John Triton as a {{Badass}} and 2) showing him disobeying a direct (although unreasonable) order from his commander, thus justifying his being discharged from the service and sent home to the United States, where the ''real'' plot takes place.

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* The first few minutes of ''Film/TheMarine'' show Wrestling/JohnCena (or, rather, a character played by him) fighting terrorists (or at least terrorist sympathizers) in a Middle Eastern country. This cold opening actually serves two purposes: 1) establishing John Triton as a {{Badass}} badass and 2) showing him disobeying a direct (although unreasonable) order from his commander, thus justifying his being discharged from the service and sent home to the United States, where the ''real'' plot takes place.
18th Jul '16 12:46:50 PM Korodzik
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* ''Literature/{{Ra}}'' starts with the heroine getting accosted in an alley by a group of thugs, and taking them out with her magic skills.
23rd Jun '16 9:07:37 AM HeraldAlberich
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* In the prologue of ''Literature/StarWarsKenobi'', Obi-Wan intervenes in a bar fight while on his way to drop Luke Skywalker off at the Lars's. A very drunk old man finds himself holding an infant and watching as an [[LaserBlade odd blue light]] takes out several of Jabba the Hutt's thugs in the dimness.
10th Jun '16 6:36:37 AM HailMuffins
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* Season Two of ''{{Series/Daredevil}}'' starts out like this, showing the titular hero beating up a few common criminals. Besides showing how badass he is, the scene also shows how he became part of the day to day life of Hell's Kitchen, as he was mostly unknown through a good chunk of Season One.

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* Season Two of ''{{Series/Daredevil}}'' starts out like this, showing the titular hero beating up a few common criminals. Besides showing how badass he is, the scene also shows how that he became [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight part of the day to day life of Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen]], as he was mostly unknown through a good chunk of Season One.
10th Jun '16 6:34:52 AM HailMuffins
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* Season Two of ''{{Series/Daredevil}}'' starts out like this, showing the titular hero beating up a few common criminals. Besides showing how badass he is, the scene also shows how he became part of the day to day life of Hell's Kitchen, as he was mostly unknown through a good chunk of Season One.
23rd May '16 6:55:11 PM Anddrix
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** ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' had one where Batman takes on [[spoiler:Scarecrow]], and (though a villainous example) the bank heist at the beginning, (largely) unrelated to SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's larger schemes over the rest of the movie, but used to show the audience how devious, manipulative and ruthless he is.
** Meanwhile, in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', [[spoiler:Bane shows off his extremely organized and loyal army by making them crash a CIA plane just to fake the death of one character. It did have some small effect on the overall plot, but it was mostly a parallel to SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's introduction.]]

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** ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' had one where Batman takes on [[spoiler:Scarecrow]], and (though a villainous example) the bank heist at the beginning, (largely) unrelated to SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's larger schemes over the rest of the movie, but used to show the audience how devious, manipulative and ruthless he is.
** Meanwhile, in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', [[spoiler:Bane shows off his extremely organized and loyal army by making them crash a CIA plane just to fake the death of one character. It did have some small effect on the overall plot, but it was mostly a parallel to SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's introduction.]]
19th May '16 8:34:06 AM Doug86
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** Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} does this pretty often in the comics; often, an issue will begin with him trouncing some random [[{{Mooks}} gangsters]] that have nothing to do with the issue's plot.

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** Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} Comicbook/SpiderMan does this pretty often in the comics; often, an issue will begin with him trouncing some random [[{{Mooks}} gangsters]] that have nothing to do with the issue's plot.
6th May '16 9:09:34 PM nombretomado
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* The first episode of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' began with Green Arrow foiling a supermarket robbery before being beamed up to the JL Watchtower and asked to join the all new expanded Justice League.

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* The first episode of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' began with Green Arrow foiling a supermarket robbery before being beamed up to the JL Watchtower and asked to join the all new expanded Justice League.



* The first handful of episodes of ''GeneratorRex'' begin this way, showcasing Rex's EVO-defeating chops.

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* The first handful of episodes of ''GeneratorRex'' ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' begin this way, showcasing Rex's EVO-defeating chops.
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