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19th Jan '17 12:36:46 PM Willbyr
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* ''[[LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan]]'' opens with a lighted hearted junior high drama as some kids walk back home from school. Once Sakura makes it home, he finds Dokuro naked in his room, who reacts by partially decapitating him with her club.

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* ''[[LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan]]'' ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan'' opens with a lighted hearted junior high drama as some kids walk back home from school. Once Sakura makes it home, he finds Dokuro naked in his room, who reacts by partially decapitating him with her club.



** At the end of the ''TokimekiMemorial''-themed stage in ''Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius'', the bosses are giant schoolgirl forms of previously-playable characters Hikaru and Akane. Their theme from the previous installment plays for a few bars before turning into Necke's "Csikos Post".

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** At the end of the ''TokimekiMemorial''-themed ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial''-themed stage in ''Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius'', the bosses are giant schoolgirl forms of previously-playable characters Hikaru and Akane. Their theme from the previous installment plays for a few bars before turning into Necke's "Csikos Post".
10th Jan '17 1:28:07 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' begins with a massive space battle between a lone warship and a galaxy-worth of enemies. Then switches to the story of a young boy digging holes in a low-tech, AfterTheEnd underground city. (It takes twenty or so episodes- including one TimeSkip- for the story to reach the scenario shown in the prologue. Even then, there are so many differences between the series-version and prologue-version of the scenes that fans debate whether the latter is part of some AlternateContinuity, or even {{Canon}}.)

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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' begins with a massive space battle between a lone warship and a galaxy-worth of enemies. Then switches to the story of a young boy digging holes in a low-tech, AfterTheEnd underground city. (It It takes twenty or so episodes- including one TimeSkip- for the story to reach the scenario shown in the prologue. Even then, there are so many differences between the series-version and prologue-version of the scenes that fans debate whether the latter is part of some AlternateContinuity, or even {{Canon}}.) WordOfGod says that it was supposed to be a FlashForward, but that [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants that storyline got away from them]] at some point.
8th Jan '17 8:47:11 PM Angeldeb82
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* The first scene in the first episode of ''Manga/AstroFighterSunred'' involves Vamp, [[BossSubtitles the leader of Evil Organisation Florsheim]], making a grandiose speech about their plans for world domination and having one of his Evil Boss Monsters declare that he will slay their ArchEnemy [[{{Sentai}} Sunred]]. [[BaitAndSwitchCredits One very stereotypical Tokatsu opening later]] we encounter Sunred on his way home from a convenience store when Vamp and company attempt to kill him. Sunred [[CurbStompBattle immediately smashes the monster into the ground and kicks it repeatedly]] and then berates Florsheim for trying to fight him without an appointment, [[GoKartingWithBowser thus setting the tone for the rest of the series]].

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* The first scene in the first episode of ''Manga/AstroFighterSunred'' involves Vamp, [[BossSubtitles the leader of Evil Organisation Florsheim]], making a grandiose speech about their plans for world domination and having one of his Evil Boss Monsters declare that he will slay their ArchEnemy [[{{Sentai}} Sunred]].{{S|entai}}unred. [[BaitAndSwitchCredits One very stereotypical Tokatsu opening later]] we encounter Sunred on his way home from a convenience store when Vamp and company attempt to kill him. Sunred [[CurbStompBattle immediately smashes the monster into the ground and kicks it repeatedly]] and then berates Florsheim for trying to fight him without an appointment, [[GoKartingWithBowser thus setting the tone for the rest of the series]].



* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': The comic opens with the last survivor of the human race, an astronaut from the International Space Station named [[MajorlyAwesome Major]] [[AwesomeMcCoolName Thorn]], narrating how the Earth was swallowed up by a HordeOfAlienLocusts that came out of nowhere. This clearly sets up a human-centered AfterTheEnd scenario where the plucky wisecracking hero possibly becomes a wandering warrior or freedom figher against the evil Empire and ultimately prove that HumansAreSpecial. He's [[DecoyProtagonist unceremoniously killed off]] not two pages later, as the plot shifts to its ''real'' story: the war between the KillerRobot Shakara and the AlwaysChaoticEvil Hierarchy.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': The comic opens with the last survivor of the human race, an astronaut from the International Space Station named [[MajorlyAwesome Major]] [[AwesomeMcCoolName {{Major|lyAwesome}} [[AwesomeMcCoolname Thorn]], narrating how the Earth was swallowed up by a HordeOfAlienLocusts that came out of nowhere. This clearly sets up a human-centered AfterTheEnd scenario where the plucky wisecracking hero possibly becomes a wandering warrior or freedom figher against the evil Empire and ultimately prove that HumansAreSpecial. He's [[DecoyProtagonist unceremoniously killed off]] not two pages later, as the plot shifts to its ''real'' story: the war between the KillerRobot Shakara and the AlwaysChaoticEvil Hierarchy.



* ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'' began with a fairly serious spy movie chase scene, starring Tom Cruise as Austin Powers, Danny Devito as Mini-me, and [[HilariousInHindsight Kevin Spacey as bald megalomaniacal supervillain]] Dr Evil. We find that this an [[ShowWithinAShow in-universe adaptation of Austin's life]].

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* ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'' ''[[Film/AustinPowers Austin Powers in Goldmember]]'' began with a fairly serious spy movie chase scene, starring Tom Cruise as Austin Powers, Danny Devito as Mini-me, and [[HilariousInHindsight Kevin Spacey as bald megalomaniacal supervillain]] Dr Evil. We find that this an [[ShowWithinAShow in-universe adaptation of Austin's life]].



* The beginning of ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' is a flashback-within-a-hallucination-within-a-flashback: it starts as an opening narration explaining the back story [[RecursiveReality which turns out to be a history class,]] [[RuleOfThree which turns out to be a nightmare and the character is in a lab,]] [[OverlyLongGag which is being shown in a security recording]] [[SerialEscalation viewed in a flashback.]]

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* The beginning of ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' is a flashback-within-a-hallucination-within-a-flashback: it starts as an opening narration explaining the back story backstory [[RecursiveReality which turns out to be a history class,]] class]], [[RuleOfThree which turns out to be a nightmare and the character is in a lab,]] lab]], [[OverlyLongGag which is being shown in a security recording]] [[SerialEscalation viewed in a flashback.]]flashback]].



* ''Film/TheBeauticianAndTheBeast'' opens with an animated "Literature/SleepingBeauty" scene. It quickly turns into a FracturedFairyTale when Sleeping Beauty (voiced by Fran Drescher) turns Prince Charming down, protesting that she wants to be [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses a modern, professional woman]], and tries to run for it. Then it turns out to be AllJustADream being had by Drescher's character.

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* ''Film/TheBeauticianAndTheBeast'' opens with an animated "Literature/SleepingBeauty" scene. It quickly turns into a FracturedFairyTale when Sleeping Beauty (voiced by Fran Drescher) turns Prince Charming down, protesting that she wants to be [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses [[RealWomenDontWearDresses a modern, professional woman]], and tries to run for it. Then it turns out to be AllJustADream being had by Drescher's character.



* The first half hour of ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' [[DevelopingDoomedCharacters plays like a romantic comedy]]. This is done [[InvokedTrope deliberitely]], to show how random the monster's attack is from the character's perspectives.

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* The first half hour of ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' [[DevelopingDoomedCharacters plays like a romantic comedy]]. This is done [[InvokedTrope deliberitely]], deliberately]], to show how random the monster's attack is from the character's perspectives.



* The ''Film/{{Bean}}'' trailer opens with a montage of ''National Geographic''-style footage of exotic locales, including one showing some tribal islanders worshipping a statue. The narrator explains that the statue is of Mr. Bean, although [[RuleOfFunny it's never explained to us why the islanders would believe Mr. Bean was a god]].

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* The ''Film/{{Bean}}'' trailer opens with a montage of ''National Geographic''-style footage of exotic locales, including one showing some tribal islanders worshipping worshiping a statue. The narrator explains that the statue is of Mr. Bean, although [[RuleOfFunny it's never explained to us why the islanders would believe Mr. Bean was a god]].



* ''[[Film/AnalyzeThis Analyze That]]'' opens with a mobster played by Anthony [=LaPaglia=] shooting a man, but that's revealed to be part of a TV show.

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* ''[[Film/AnalyzeThis Analyze That]]'' ''Film/{{Analyze Th|is}}at'' opens with a mobster played by Anthony [=LaPaglia=] shooting a man, but that's revealed to be part of a TV show.



** Episode 12 from Series 2 ("Spam") opens with authentic-looking full titles and OpeningScroll for an 18th-century pirate movie called ''The Black Eagle''. The movie plays for a few moments before its characters walk by John Cleese at his announcer's desk. "AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent."

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** Episode 12 from Series 2 ("Spam") opens with authentic-looking full titles and OpeningScroll for an 18th-century pirate movie called ''The Black Eagle''. The movie plays for a few moments before its characters walk by John Cleese at his announcer's desk. "AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent."And Now for SomethingCompletelyDifferent."



* The famous music video for Music/MichaelJackson's "Music/{{Thriller}}." It opens with a sequence that's clearly set in the 1950s, with the young ingenue playing a teen girl and Michael playing an admirer of hers who turns into a werewolf. We then cut to a shot of a movie theater where the ingenue and Michael are watching the scene, and it then becomes clear that the ingenue has imagined herself and Michael in the roles. They then leave the theater (whose marquee, appropriately, features the title of ''Thriller'')....at which point Michael finally starts singing, and the ''real'' horror begins. Not so much a Fake Out Opening as an overly drawn out CatScare, really.
* "Hello", the first track of Music/{{Oasis}}' "(What's the story) Morning Glory", begins by fading in the first few chords of their previously released single, and considerably more well-known song, "Wonderwall". This is promptly interrupted by the ([[LoudnessWar MUCH louder]]) sound of a water droplet followed by the thundering first notes of "Hello".

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* The famous music video for Music/MichaelJackson's "Music/{{Thriller}}." It opens with a sequence that's clearly set in the 1950s, with the young ingenue playing a teen girl and Michael playing an admirer of hers who turns into a werewolf. We then cut to a shot of a movie theater where the ingenue and Michael are watching the scene, and it then becomes clear that the ingenue has imagined herself and Michael in the roles. They then leave the theater (whose marquee, appropriately, features the title of ''Thriller'')....at which point Michael finally starts singing, and the ''real'' horror begins. Not so much a Fake Out Fake-Out Opening as an overly drawn out CatScare, really.
* "Hello", the first track of Music/{{Oasis}}' "(What's the story) Story) Morning Glory", begins by fading in the first few chords of their previously released single, and considerably more well-known song, "Wonderwall". This is promptly interrupted by the ([[LoudnessWar MUCH louder]]) sound of a water droplet followed by the thundering first notes of "Hello".



** The episode "Cartoon Wars, Part II" opened with a screen saying that the conclusion to Part I "will not be seen tonight" and would instead be replaced by a Terrance and Phillip cartoon. This made reference to the premiere of season 2, which aired on April Fool's Day and was in fact an entire episode devoted to the show-within-a-show, rather than the promised conclusion to season 1's cliffhanger ending. (To add insult to injury, at one point Terrance and Phillip started watching the "real" ''South Park'' season premiere on TV, but changed the channel before the cliffhanger resolution could happen.) This time, however, the Terrance and Phillip episode only lasted for about a minute before the prophet Muhammed showed up, though the visual of the actual character is censored out by the HBC network (the censorship of Muhammed is the point of conflict in the Cartoon Wars episode). Terrance and Phillip then get into an argument with the network president, who tells them, "Your show has become [[VerySpecialEpisode so preachy and full of messages]] that you've forgotten how to be funny!" The duo then argue that ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is going to show an episode with Mohammed uncensored, but the president says that someone might be on their way to FOX Network to get that episode pulled. At that point the actual episode began.

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** The episode "Cartoon Wars, Part II" opened with a screen saying that the conclusion to Part I "will not be seen tonight" and would instead be replaced by a Terrance and Phillip cartoon. This made reference to the premiere of season 2, which aired on April Fool's Day and was in fact an entire episode devoted to the show-within-a-show, rather than the promised conclusion to season 1's cliffhanger ending. (To add insult to injury, at one point Terrance and Phillip started watching the "real" ''South Park'' season premiere on TV, but changed the channel before the cliffhanger resolution could happen.) This time, however, the Terrance and Phillip episode only lasted for about a minute before the prophet Muhammed Muhammad showed up, though the visual of the actual character is censored out by the HBC network (the censorship of Muhammed Muhammad is the point of conflict in the Cartoon Wars episode). Terrance and Phillip then get into an argument with the network president, who tells them, "Your show has become [[VerySpecialEpisode so preachy and full of messages]] that you've forgotten how to be funny!" The duo then argue that ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is going to show an episode with Mohammed uncensored, but the president says that someone might be on their way to FOX Network to get that episode pulled. At that point the actual episode began.



* Creator/TexAvery in his early years at MGM set up cartoons like ScrewballSquirrel and RedHotRidingHood by opening them in the overly saccharine storybook style that had been the studio's stock in trade - before going utterly crazy.

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* Creator/TexAvery in his early years at MGM set up cartoons like ScrewballSquirrel and RedHotRidingHood WesternAnimation/RedHotRidingHood by opening them in the overly saccharine storybook style that had been the studio's stock in trade - before going utterly crazy.



* On AprilFoolsDay 2012, it looked like Creator/AdultSwim was doing an April Fools marathon of ''Film/TheRoom'' for a fourth year in a row... until it cut to TOM-3 watching the movie and greeting viewers before [[{{Retraux}} cutting to the old intro]] for ''{{Toonami}}'' and staying as ''Toonami'' for the rest of the night.

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* On AprilFoolsDay 2012, it looked like Creator/AdultSwim was doing an April Fools marathon of ''Film/TheRoom'' for a fourth year in a row... until it cut to TOM-3 watching the movie and greeting viewers before [[{{Retraux}} cutting to the old intro]] for ''{{Toonami}}'' ''Creator/{{Toonami}}'' and staying as ''Toonami'' for the rest of the night.
8th Jan '17 7:00:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/HudsonHawk'', the Bruce Willis caper movie, opens with LeonardoDaVinci overseeing various projects in his laboratory/workshop.

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* ''Film/HudsonHawk'', the Bruce Willis caper movie, opens with LeonardoDaVinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci overseeing various projects in his laboratory/workshop.
23rd Dec '16 10:39:17 AM rjd1922
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* Alluded to for laughs on German late night show ''Series/TVTotal'' when an audiobook narrated by band Music/{{Scooter}}'s [[FaceOfTheBand H.P. Baxxter]], in which machines were mentioned, was suggested by host Stefan Raab to be a ''FakeOutOpening'' into a regular techno piece.

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* Alluded to for laughs on German late night show ''Series/TVTotal'' when an audiobook narrated by band Music/{{Scooter}}'s [[FaceOfTheBand H.P. Baxxter]], in which machines were mentioned, was suggested by host Stefan Raab to be a ''FakeOutOpening'' Fake-Out Opening into a regular techno piece.



* ''King's Quest III'' seems to start out with a protagonist and a setting completely unrelated to the first two games, but [[spoiler: it's eventually revealed that the hero is the long-lost son of King Graham, protagonist of ''King's Quest I'' and ''II''.]] In this case, the FakeOut lasts about 3/4 of the game.

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* ''King's Quest III'' seems to start out with a protagonist and a setting completely unrelated to the first two games, but [[spoiler: it's eventually revealed that the hero is the long-lost son of King Graham, protagonist of ''King's Quest I'' and ''II''.]] In this case, the FakeOut Fake-Out lasts about 3/4 of the game.
4th Dec '16 3:42:55 PM Lloigor
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* The very first issue of ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'' (based on the 1992 animated ''Batman'' TV series) opens with Batman swooping down on a crook and punching his lights out. It's then revealed that what we actually saw was an episode of a TV show that one of The Penguin's goons was watching.

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* The very first issue of ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'' (based on the 1992 animated ''Batman'' TV series) opens with Batman swooping down on a crook and punching his lights out. It's then revealed that what we actually saw was an episode of a TV show that one of The the Penguin's goons was watching.
26th Nov '16 4:05:07 PM nombretomado
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* TheFilmOfTheBook ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'' begins with the 1940 bombing of London by the Luftwaffe.

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* TheFilmOfTheBook ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'' ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Film/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' begins with the 1940 bombing of London by the Luftwaffe.
3rd Nov '16 6:08:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''HomeAlone 3'' starts with a bunch of shady characters smuggling a piece of military hardware through airport security.

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* ''HomeAlone 3'' ''Film/HomeAlone3'' starts with a bunch of shady characters smuggling a piece of military hardware through airport security.
18th Oct '16 11:59:50 AM Prinzenick
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* The first 25 seconds of Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' starts with Creator/CharltonHeston narrating, setting up the movie to be a serious representation of the Hercules myth. Then the Muses cut in, tell him to lighten up, and sing "The Gospel Truth", establishing right then and there that the film is a musical comedy.
25th Sep '16 10:16:36 AM rjd1922
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* The prologue of ''VideoGame/SuperDanganRonpa2'' has a perky, upbeat opening sequence for "Dangan Island" which, once the antagonist shows up and disrupts the "school trip," is followed by the actual opening credits.

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* The prologue of ''VideoGame/SuperDanganRonpa2'' ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' has a perky, upbeat opening sequence for "Dangan Island" which, once the antagonist Monokuma shows up and disrupts the "school trip," is followed by the actual opening credits.
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