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9th Aug '17 6:20:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Freelancer}}'' has a skippable mini-sequence every time you enter a planet, station or capital ship.

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* ''{{Freelancer}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'' has a skippable mini-sequence every time you enter a planet, station or capital ship.
6th Aug '17 8:10:17 AM StarTropes
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* ''Film/RogueOne'' has the scene where Rebel forces are being scrambled for the attack on Scarif.
18th Jul '17 3:40:11 PM CV12Hornet
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* Catapult-assisted carrier launches fit this trope extremely well; no book or encyclopedia entry featuring carrier planes is complete without a money shot of the plane hooked up to a catapult with a flight deck man pointing the plane forward.
19th Jun '17 3:13:40 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'', as shown [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no-BxyU7MWA here]]. They start lampshading the stock footage [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_5ee0jzO2Q pretty quickly]].

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* ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'', as shown [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no-BxyU7MWA here]]. as shown here.]] They start lampshading the stock footage [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_5ee0jzO2Q pretty quickly]].quickly.]]
15th Jun '17 11:28:39 PM Gamermaster
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* The first opening sequence of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' did this using Nanoha and Fate in the place of planes and HumongousMecha, complete with flight strip lined with lights and [[TheCaptain Hayate]] gesturing for them to launch. HumongousMecha series [[MixAndMatch disguised as a]] MagicalGirl series, remember?

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* The first opening sequence of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' did this using Nanoha and Fate in the place of planes and HumongousMecha, complete with flight strip lined with lights and [[TheCaptain Hayate]] gesturing for them to launch. HumongousMecha series [[MixAndMatch disguised as a]] MagicalGirl series, remember?
28th May '17 12:14:25 PM WillyFourEyes
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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''. Every series (with the possible exception of Turn A) has had at least one launch sequence.

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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''. Every ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series (with the possible exception of Turn A) ''Anime/TurnAGundam'') has had at least one launch sequence.



* ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'': The Black Tigers.

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* ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'': ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'': The Black Tigers.



* A one-time example occurs during episode 14 of ''Anime/MaiHime'', where an AmazonBrigade made up of most of the [=HiME=] is shown heading into battle against the season's BigBad. Each of the girls (minus Mikoto, who just goes into a blind, screaming charge) emerges from an ElaborateUndergroundBase, summons her [[BondCreatures CHILD]], and launches into the fray while a ThemeMusicPowerUp triggers in the background. Midori naturally lampshades it by yelling "TAKEOFF!" when it's her turn.

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* A one-time example occurs during episode 14 of ''Anime/MaiHime'', ''Anime/MaiHiME'', where an AmazonBrigade made up of most of the [=HiME=] is shown heading into battle against the season's BigBad. Each of the girls (minus Mikoto, who just goes into a blind, screaming charge) emerges from an ElaborateUndergroundBase, summons her [[BondCreatures CHILD]], and launches into the fray while a ThemeMusicPowerUp triggers in the background. Midori naturally lampshades it by yelling "TAKEOFF!" when it's her turn.



* ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' most prominently uses this at the beginning of the second episode of the first season, where we see Sakamoto and the rest of the Akagi's fighters preparing for takeoff.

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* ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' most prominently uses this at the beginning of the second episode of the first season, where we see Sakamoto and the rest of the Akagi's fighters preparing prepare for takeoff.



* ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' sometimes has StockFootage of the Nirvash launching into batttle, complete with TransformationSequence.

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* ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' sometimes has StockFootage of the Nirvash launching into batttle, battle, complete with TransformationSequence.



* The first episode of ''Anime/KantaiCollection'' includes such a sequence with NaiveNewcomer Fubuki launching into battle for the first time. Because this is her first live battle ''ever'', she winds up stumbling out of formation, irritating the rest of her fleet.



* Subverted in David Lynch's version of Film/{{Dune}}. As the Atreides troops become aware that their shields have been crippled, they run for their ships... which are blown up in their faces by Harkonnen bombers.

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* Subverted in David Lynch's version of Film/{{Dune}}.''Film/{{Dune}}''. As the Atreides troops become aware that their shields have been crippled, they run for their ships... which are blown up in their faces by Harkonnen bombers.



* Series/{{Batman}} again (the Adam West incarnation): "To the Batmobile!" followed by "Atomic batteries to power, turbines to speed..." (the latter appears as a ShoutOut in ''VideoGame/WingCommander III'', as the fighter start-up while waiting for the mission to load.)

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* Series/{{Batman}} ''Series/{{Batman}}'' again (the Adam West Creator/AdamWest incarnation): "To the Batmobile!" followed by "Atomic batteries to power, turbines to speed..." (the latter appears as a ShoutOut in ''VideoGame/WingCommander III'', as the fighter start-up while waiting for the mission to load.)



** This goes back to the Franchise/SuperSentai origins, of course, which heavily preferred vehicular mecha in the early years -- the first one, ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'', could do this with ''a hot-air balloon.''
** Early Sentai also had mobile bases which carried their mecha... which first emerged from the heroes' main base. It's a good thing TransformationIsAFreeAction, otherwise Tokyo would be gone while the second base was launching.

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** This goes back to the Franchise/SuperSentai series' ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' origins, of course, which heavily preferred vehicular mecha in the early years -- the first one, ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'', could do this with ''a hot-air balloon.''
** Early Sentai ''Sentai'' also had mobile bases which carried their mecha... which first emerged from the heroes' main base. It's a good thing TransformationIsAFreeAction, otherwise Tokyo would be gone while the second base was launching.



* ''VideoGame/BattlestationsPacific'' features this both in StockFootage before some campaign misssions, as well as in-game, as it takes quite some time for carrier-based aircraft to launch.

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* ''VideoGame/BattlestationsPacific'' features this both in StockFootage before some campaign misssions, missions, as well as in-game, as it takes quite some time for carrier-based aircraft to launch.



* The player character of ''VideoGame/TheGuardianLegend'' is always shown to go from Walking to Flying mode in a TransformationSequence before she tackles a corridor. It also has the inversion, where she transforms back once the corridor is complete.

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* The player character of ''VideoGame/TheGuardianLegend'' is always shown to go from Walking to Flying mode in a TransformationSequence before she tackles a corridor. It It's also has the inversion, {{inverted|Trope}}, where she transforms back once the corridor is complete.



* The ''194X'' series of [[ShootEmUp arcade shooters]] had an initial launch sequence from an aircraft carrier.

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* The ''194X'' ''[[VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo 194X]]'' series of [[ShootEmUp arcade shooters]] had an initial launch sequence from an aircraft carrier.



* This is rife in the original trilogy of ''AnotherCenturysEpisode'', where the player's selected HumongousMecha lumbers or gets a lift to the catapult of the hero faction's warship. This is most accentuated in ACE 2 where each robot ends up on the catapult with a short musical jingle accompanying them, which gets lengthened if the mecha in question has large thrusters like the [[Anime/MetalArmorDragonar Dragonar]] units. Then, a 3D cut-in of the mecha's pilot appears, requesting for launch, of note is the [[Main/NamesToRunAwayFrom Prince of Darkness]] Akito Tenkawa simply saying "Going." with a grin on his face. The logical extreme that went with all this presenation in mind was Domon Kasshu summoning the [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam God Gundam]] by snapping his fingers and appearing on the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Albion's]] bridge rather than the flight deck).

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* This is rife in the original trilogy of ''AnotherCenturysEpisode'', ''VideoGame/AnotherCenturysEpisode'', where the player's selected HumongousMecha lumbers or gets a lift to the catapult of the hero faction's warship. This is most accentuated in ACE 2 where each robot ends up on the catapult with a short musical jingle accompanying them, which gets lengthened if the mecha in question has large thrusters like the [[Anime/MetalArmorDragonar Dragonar]] units. Then, a 3D cut-in of the mecha's pilot appears, requesting for launch, of note is the [[Main/NamesToRunAwayFrom Prince of Darkness]] Akito Tenkawa simply saying "Going." with a grin on his face. The logical extreme that went with all this presenation in mind was Domon Kasshu summoning the [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam God Gundam]] by snapping his fingers and appearing on the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Albion's]] bridge rather than the flight deck).



* CombatFlightSimulator always starts campaign missions and one-off missions with the player on the ground, requiring you to start your engines and take off before getting to do anything fun. Ordinary flights usually let you start at altitude, though.

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* CombatFlightSimulator ''Combat Flight Simulator'' always starts campaign missions and one-off missions with the player on the ground, requiring you to start your engines and take off before getting to do anything fun. Ordinary flights usually let you start at altitude, though.



* All of ''TheTaleOfAlltynex'' games does this in some variation or another.

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* All of ''TheTaleOfAlltynex'' ''VideoGame/TheTaleOfAlltynex'' games does do this in some variation or another.
25th May '17 3:01:34 PM HighCrate
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* A one-time example occurs during episode 14 of ''Anime/MaiHime'', where an AmazonBrigade made up of most of the [=HiME=] is shown heading into battle against the season's BigBad. Each of the girls (minus Mikoto, who just goes into a blind, screaming charge) emerges from an ElaborateUndergroundBase, summons her [[BondCreatures CHILD]], and launches into the fray while a ThemeMusicPowerUp triggers in the background. Midori [[GenreSavvy naturally]] lampshades it by yelling "TAKEOFF!" when it's her turn.

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* A one-time example occurs during episode 14 of ''Anime/MaiHime'', where an AmazonBrigade made up of most of the [=HiME=] is shown heading into battle against the season's BigBad. Each of the girls (minus Mikoto, who just goes into a blind, screaming charge) emerges from an ElaborateUndergroundBase, summons her [[BondCreatures CHILD]], and launches into the fray while a ThemeMusicPowerUp triggers in the background. Midori [[GenreSavvy naturally]] naturally lampshades it by yelling "TAKEOFF!" when it's her turn.
23rd May '17 10:36:06 AM Saber15
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* In ''[[Videogame/MechWarrior MechWarrior Living Legends]]'', aerospace fighters are assembled in a hangar and must be taxied out before taking off. Some levels like "Stone Rose" and "Kagoshima" have dramatic launch tunnels, which can be harrowing in the large and lumbering ''Shiva'' and ''Xerxes'' aerospace fighters.
4th May '17 5:37:34 AM KBABZ
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* ''Anime/DragonBall'' has this in the episode "Deep Blue Sea", featuring an extended Scramble filler sequence of General Blue's forces preparing to depart by air and sea.
4th May '17 3:50:46 AM Deadbeatloser22
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*** Another occurs during your first and then last missions from the [[spoiler:Kestrel]].

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*** Another occurs during "Ancient Walls" as your first and then last missions squadron launches from the [[spoiler:Kestrel]].[[spoiler:Kestrel]]. In both cases these are skipped in Free Mission mode unless certain aircraft are used (F-5E in First Flight and [[spoiler:any of the carrier-capable jets]] in Ancient Walls).
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