History Main / WarWasBeginning

15th Jan '16 11:48:12 PM Anddrix
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* The opening of ''Film/{{Troy}}'' (a particularly [[ViewersAreMorons wordy]] example), and...
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* The opening of ''Film/{{Troy}}'' (a particularly [[ViewersAreMorons wordy]] wordy example), and...
11th Jan '16 6:13:09 PM phoenix
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* The TropeNamer is a quote from ''ZeroWing''; that is an example as well.
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* The TropeNamer is a quote from ''ZeroWing''; ''VideoGame/ZeroWing''; that is an example as well.
8th Jan '16 5:04:37 AM jormis29
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* The opening of ''{{Troy}}'' (a particularly [[ViewersAreMorons wordy]] example), and...
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* The opening of ''{{Troy}}'' ''Film/{{Troy}}'' (a particularly [[ViewersAreMorons wordy]] example), and...
4th Dec '15 1:34:06 PM Willbyr
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* CodeGeass establishes the general rise to power of the Britannian Empire (more specifically their invasion of Japan) in the first episode.
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* CodeGeass ''Franchise/CodeGeass'' establishes the general rise to power of the Britannian Empire (more specifically their invasion of Japan) in the first episode.
23rd Nov '15 1:50:10 PM priestessofdan
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** [[FridgeLogic Rather an ignorant thing for an Englishman to say, given that England had executed its king less than one hundred and fifty years before the French Revolution.]] [[note]][[UsefulNotes/TheEnglishCivilWar And eventually ended up giving his heir the throne back]], so maybe the middie wasn't speaking literally.[[/note]]
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** [[FridgeLogic Rather an ignorant thing for an Englishman to say, given that England had executed its king less than one hundred and fifty years before the French Revolution.]] [[note]][[UsefulNotes/TheEnglishCivilWar [[note]][[UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar And eventually ended up giving his heir the throne back]], so maybe the middie wasn't speaking literally.[[/note]]
20th Sep '15 6:52:16 PM nombretomado
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--> "April 1805. [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte Napoleon]] [[NapoleonicWars is master of Europe]]. Only the British fleet stands before him. [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen Oceans are now battlefields.]]"
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--> "April 1805. [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte Napoleon]] [[NapoleonicWars [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars is master of Europe]]. Only the British fleet stands before him. [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen Oceans are now battlefields.]]"
8th Aug '15 10:47:31 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Warhammer: Mark of Chaos'' begins with the rolling map illuminated by small explosions and fires, with the narrator describing the state of affairs in the Empire defending from the Chaos invasion.
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* ''Warhammer: Mark of Chaos'' begins with the rolling map illuminated by small explosions and fires, with the narrator describing the state of affairs in the Empire defending from the Chaos invasion. In a bit of a twist the main war is already over, and the game is about a local war with a splinter force.
1st Aug '15 6:06:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''MobileSuitGundam'' opens with a description of the events of the One Year War before the series begins.
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* ''MobileSuitGundam'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' opens with a description of the events of the One Year War before the series begins.
29th Jul '15 2:39:46 PM Morgenthaler
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Added work page links and namespaces.
* ''[[Film/ThreeHundred 300]]'' -- combination of an {{Arcadia}} opening and HowWeGotHere, with a [[DarkIsEvil dark]] Persian {{Herald}} descending on the golden plains of Sparta. Somewhat subverted in that the ''entire movie'' is narrated with ominous [[LargeHam "and so it begins"]] intonation by David Wenham. * ''TheRoadWarrior'': "For reasons long forgotten, two mighty warrior tribes went to war and touched off a blaze which engulfed them all."
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* ''[[Film/ThreeHundred 300]]'' ''Film/ThreeHundred'' -- combination of an {{Arcadia}} opening and HowWeGotHere, with a [[DarkIsEvil dark]] Persian {{Herald}} descending on the golden plains of Sparta. Somewhat subverted in that the ''entire movie'' is narrated with ominous [[LargeHam "and so it begins"]] intonation by David Wenham. * ''TheRoadWarrior'': ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior'': "For reasons long forgotten, two mighty warrior tribes went to war and touched off a blaze which engulfed them all."

* ''FireOverEngland'' begins with a remarkably pompous and tendentious one:
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* ''FireOverEngland'' ''Film/FireOverEngland'' begins with a remarkably pompous and tendentious one:
24th Jun '15 2:19:23 PM TompaDompa
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* Every ''StarWars'' movie, although ''RevengeOfTheSith'' is the most direct about it, as it begins its OpeningCrawl with the phrase: "[[ThisMeansWar War!]]" ** ''It is a period of civil war. Rebel starships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against [[ObviouslyEvil the evil]] [[TheEmpire Galactic Empire...]]''
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* Every ''StarWars'' movie, although ''RevengeOfTheSith'' ''Film/StarWars'' movie. ** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' is the most direct about it, as it begins its OpeningCrawl with the phrase: "[[ThisMeansWar War!]]" ** ''It ''Film/ANewHope'': --->''It is a period of civil war. Rebel starships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against [[ObviouslyEvil the evil]] [[TheEmpire Galactic Empire...]]''
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