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4th Dec '17 8:20:00 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''Super {{Metroid}}'': "The last Metroid is in captivity. The galaxy is at peace." Then a log entry by Samus, and the game begins.
** The PAL and subsequent versions of ''Metroid Prime'' open with a narration about Samus.

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* ''Super {{Metroid}}'': ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'': "The last Metroid is in captivity. The galaxy is at peace." Then a log entry by Samus, and the game begins.
** The PAL and subsequent versions of ''Metroid Prime'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' open with a narration about Samus.
14th Oct '17 8:07:28 PM BKelly95
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-->''When I think of asphalt, I think of Maureen. That's the last sensation I had before I blacked out: the think smell of asphalt. And the first thing I saw when I woke up was her face. She said she'd fix my bike. Free. No strings attached. I should've known then that things are never that simple. Yeah, when I think of Maureen, I think of two things: asphalt...and trouble.''
11th Sep '17 7:29:51 PM WillKeaton
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* "Fanfic/LastRights" starts with an {{infodump}} from the series' FirstPersonSmartass Captain Kanril Eleya, explaining why surface armies are still relevant in an era of starships that can glass planets (i.e. you need boots on the ground to capture and hold territory if you want it in anything resembling the state it started), which then segues into the actual story.

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* "Fanfic/LastRights" ''Fanfic/LastRights'' starts with an {{infodump}} from the series' FirstPersonSmartass Captain Kanril Eleya, explaining why surface armies are still relevant in an era of starships that can glass planets (i.e. you need boots on the ground to capture and hold territory if you want it in anything resembling the state it started), which then segues into the actual story.



* VideoGame/ChronoCross: "What was the start of all this? // When did the cogs of fate begin to turn? // Perhaps it is impossible to grasp that answer now, // From deep within the flow of time... // But, for a certainty, back then, // We loved so many, yet hated so much, // We hurt others and were hurt ourselves... // Yet even then we ran like the wind // Whilst our laughter echoed, // Under cerulean skies..."

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* VideoGame/ChronoCross: ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'': "What was the start of all this? // When did the cogs of fate begin to turn? // Perhaps it is impossible to grasp that answer now, // From deep within the flow of time... // But, for a certainty, back then, // We loved so many, yet hated so much, // We hurt others and were hurt ourselves... // Yet even then we ran like the wind // Whilst our laughter echoed, // Under cerulean skies..."
29th Jun '17 1:37:48 PM DirtyHarry44Magnum
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* Each Operation in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorVanguard'' begins with Keegan narrating over {{stock footage}} of World War Two, giving the context to the respective Operation.
22nd Apr '17 5:52:32 AM LB7979
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* Film/{{Sunshine}}: Starts with Robert Capa, Creator/CillianMurphy's character, explaining the situation and how the protagonists got there and what their goal is, in a voice-over during the first minute. To summarize:
-->'''Capa:''' [We're] ...eight astronauts strapped to the back of a bomb.



29th Mar '17 9:09:00 PM WildeOscar
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* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' opens up with a brief introduction to Pepperland.
5th Mar '17 10:53:16 AM tropesinreadiness
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** The exposition for ''Theatre/HenryIVPartII'' is delivered by Rumor, personified as a character "full of tongues."

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** The exposition for ''Theatre/HenryIVPartII'' ''Theatre/HenryIVPart2'' is delivered by Rumor, personified as a character "full of tongues."
5th Mar '17 10:52:52 AM tropesinreadiness
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* [[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples Naturally,]] the plays of Creator/WilliamShakespeare have numerous examples, including:
** ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt'' starts out with Orlando giving a whopping AsYouKnow speech containing more or less the entire backstory of the play.
** ''Theatre/RichardIII'' begins with our BigBad title character covering most of the exposition with his "Now is the winter of our discontent..."
** ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' and ''Theatre/HenryV'' each feature a famous opening monologue delivered by an anonymous narrator, the so-called "Chorus" (the name being a holdover from ancient Greek theatre).
** The exposition for ''Theatre/HenryIVPartII'' is delivered by Rumor, personified as a character "full of tongues."
28th Feb '17 9:08:38 PM TheBigBopper
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* The {{hentai}} OVA ''Urotsukidouji'' opens with a narrator summarizing the Legend of the Overfiend, over images of a [[FireAndBrimstoneHell fiery hell]] where [[HornyDevils demons are having sex]].
6th Jan '17 8:17:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheDeparted'': "I don't wanna be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me." Hearing that in JackNicholson's gruff yet acidic voice sends chills up one's spine.

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* ''Film/TheDeparted'': "I don't wanna be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me." Hearing that in JackNicholson's Creator/JackNicholson's gruff yet acidic voice sends chills up one's spine.
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