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6th Apr '16 2:31:59 AM VoraciousJohn
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* 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 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'', 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).
6th Apr '16 2:28:37 AM VoraciousJohn
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* ''AnotherCenturysEpisode'' gained this in the second game, with each robot doing something suitably iconic (for example, [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam God Gundam]] summoned by a finger-snap and appearing on the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Albion's]] bridge rather than the flight deck).

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* ''AnotherCenturysEpisode'' gained this This is rife in the second game, with 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 doing something suitably iconic (for example, 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 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]] summoned by a finger-snap snapping his fingers and appearing on the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Albion's]] bridge rather than the flight deck).
27th Feb '16 2:24:43 PM StFan
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* A one-time example occurs during episode 14 of ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'', 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/{{Mai-HiME}}'', ''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.
25th Jan '16 10:35:54 AM Omegatron
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* ''Anime/TransformersCybertron''

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* ''Anime/TransformersCybertron''''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]].
24th Jan '16 9:48:36 AM nombretomado
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* ''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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* ''StrikeWitches'' ''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.
15th Jan '16 7:21:00 AM Rmpdc
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* ''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.
7th Jan '16 1:07:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''UchuuSenkanYamato'': The Black Tigers.

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* ''UchuuSenkanYamato'': ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'': The Black Tigers.
28th Nov '15 11:29:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/ZeroWing'' for the SegaGenesis has sequence of launching. Captain is said "Take off every Zig!" Zig move for great justice as the base which somebody set up the bomb explodes behind them.

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* ''VideoGame/ZeroWing'' for the SegaGenesis UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis has sequence of launching. Captain is said "Take off every Zig!" Zig move for great justice as the base which somebody set up the bomb explodes behind them.



* The opening cinematic of ''VideoGame/{{Silpheed}}'' for the SegaCD.

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* The opening cinematic of ''VideoGame/{{Silpheed}}'' for the SegaCD.UsefulNotes/SegaCD.
28th Nov '15 12:16:22 AM NoNickname
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The LockAndLoad aspect of the trope isn't TruthInTelevision, unfortunately. The reason being that since planes and fighters are highly sophisticated machines with lots of moving parts and where something as simple as a rag in an intake can cause disaster, there are a lot of requirements and checklists to check before flight can occur. The most technologically advanced military in the world, best case, can go from call to wheels up in... 15 minutes (nevermind actually getting to where they're going). This time can be reduced by leaving the planes on the runway with the engines running and rotating pilots in as they get tired... but this means the planes are constantly using up jet fuel the entire time.


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*Although modern military aircraft are complex machines that can take 15 minutes or more to start up under 'normal' circumstances, if kept on alert they can be scrambled in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksy1Uya5G0s as little as 5]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aFT5mrMF5o even 2 minutes]].
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15th Nov '15 11:50:31 PM gallium
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* This trope dates back in anime to what is possibly the oldest surviving anime film, ''Anime/MomotarosSeaEagles''. The cartoon is a RomanAClef of the attack on Pearl Harbor, with cute puppies and monkeys flying the planes. The trope is played straight, as all the planes take off to attack Oahu--uh, "Demon Island." The monkey co-pilot of one particular torpedo bomber falls out of his plane while taxiing and has to run to catch up.
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