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12th May '17 3:22:51 PM NoxSky12599
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* The "unofficial" James Bond film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' opens with Bond infiltrating a tropical compound to rescue a hostage (a beautiful woman tied to a bed, naturally). After taking out the guards, he starts untying the hostage, not noticing as she discreetly pulls out a knife. He looks away for a second, she stabs him in the chest... and he fails the training exercise (the knife was fake).
3rd Feb '17 4:35:52 PM SaiyamanMS
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* TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuziha: Episode 1's first two minutes has you thinking this is an over-the-top, Gainax-level action fantasy parody. Then it sinks to a boring slice-of-life with supernatural periods.
14th Jan '17 11:20:30 PM JackG
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* In the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E18HollywoodBabylon "Hollywood Babylon"]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', a woman is left alone in the woods looking for her sister when she hears a noise and screams. It is then revealed that she is an actor on the set of a horror movie.

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In the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E18HollywoodBabylon "Hollywood Babylon"]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Babylon"]], a woman is left alone in the woods looking for her sister when she hears a noise and screams. It is then revealed that she is an actor on the set of a horror movie.movie.
** "Goodbye Stranger" has a nasty one where a {{brainwashed}} Castiel is shown [[SuperDickery apparently killing Dean Winchester]], which doesn't get any less shocking after the ProsceniumReveal when we see he's in a warehouse [[ExpendableClone full of murdered Dean simulations]].
5th Dec '16 2:19:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* A ''[[MickeyMouseComicUniverse Mickey Mouse]]'' comic that has Mickey as a professional detective solving a mystery in the superhero comics industry starts with two pages of a reptilian SuperHero fighting a MadScientist and his MechaMooks. Since it was already said the story is about superhero comics, you can probably guess [[ShowWithinAShow what that really is]].

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* A ''[[MickeyMouseComicUniverse ''[[ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse Mickey Mouse]]'' comic that has Mickey as a professional detective solving a mystery in the superhero comics industry starts with two pages of a reptilian SuperHero fighting a MadScientist and his MechaMooks. Since it was already said the story is about superhero comics, you can probably guess [[ShowWithinAShow what that really is]].
5th Dec '16 2:19:32 PM Morgenthaler
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Somewhat similar to FakeOutOpening but distinct, this is when the story starts with what appears to be a probably over-the-top ActionPrologue, but after it's been going on for a while, maybe PlayedForLaughs, it's cut short. It's then [[ProsceniumReveal revealed]] that this sequence was a DreamIntro, a [[FantasySequence daydream]], a ShowWithinAShow, [[DangerRoomColdOpen a simulated test]], or similar. Whatever the case, the beginning is revealed not to have been real, and the actual story now begins on a more restrained note. May be used among other things for when the main character is a loser who only dreams of becoming the kind of BadAss they're acting like in the imaginary prologue.

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Somewhat similar to FakeOutOpening but distinct, this is when the story starts with what appears to be a probably over-the-top ActionPrologue, but after it's been going on for a while, maybe PlayedForLaughs, it's cut short. It's then [[ProsceniumReveal revealed]] that this sequence was a DreamIntro, a [[FantasySequence daydream]], a ShowWithinAShow, [[DangerRoomColdOpen a simulated test]], or similar. Whatever the case, the beginning is revealed not to have been real, and the actual story now begins on a more restrained note. May be used among other things for when the main character is a loser who only dreams of becoming the kind of BadAss badass they're acting like in the imaginary prologue.
26th Jul '16 11:54:13 PM kome360
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* TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuziha: Episode 1's first two minutes has you thinking this is an over-the-top, Gainax-level action fantasy parody. Then it sinks to a boring slice-of-life with supernatural periods.
30th Jun '16 10:31:12 PM ConMan1226
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* Disney/{{Zootopia}} opens with a tense scene out in the wilderness where an innocent rabbit is about to be eaten by a jaguar... only to reveal that we are watching a pageant, where grade-school students are acting out what it was like ''before'' [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals animals evolved]].
30th Jun '16 10:31:12 PM ConMan1226
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11th May '16 5:17:31 AM StarTropes
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* The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "The Way of the Warrior" starts with half the main cast and several {{RedShirt}}s hunting a changeling infiltrator--who turns out to be Odo acting as the infiltrator for a drill.
10th May '16 3:51:22 AM VVK
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* A ''[[MickeyMouseComicUniverse Mickey Mouse]]'' comic that has Mickey as a professional detective solving a mystery in the superhero comics industry starts with two pages of a reptilian SuperHero fighting a MadScientist and his MechaMooks. Since it was already said the story is about superhero comics, you can probably guess what that really is.

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* A ''[[MickeyMouseComicUniverse Mickey Mouse]]'' comic that has Mickey as a professional detective solving a mystery in the superhero comics industry starts with two pages of a reptilian SuperHero fighting a MadScientist and his MechaMooks. Since it was already said the story is about superhero comics, you can probably guess [[ShowWithinAShow what that really is.is]].
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