Created By: KZN02 on May 23, 2010 Last Edited By: KZN02 on May 23, 2010
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Creation Sequence

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The process of creating a creature or an object, be it mechanically or magically.

Forging Scene, for when it is the creation of a weapon, and A-Team Montage are Sub Tropes.

See also Transformation Sequence, Technology Porn.


Examples:

Anime and Manga
  • Ghost in the Shell starts with the sequence of Kusanagi's cyborg body getting assembled and covered with synthetic skin

Comic Books
  • Usagi Yojimbo had a kite festival story that began with a description of traditional Japanese kite-making.

Film
  • The Man Who Knew Too Little begins with a sequence showing the bomb being created and planted inside the Russian nesting doll.
  • The movie Lord of the Rings opens with the forging of the One Ring.
  • The Iron Man films have countless forging and manufacturing scenes.
  • Small Soldiers opens with the making of the military AI chips due to be installed in the toys.
  • The chocolate bars in the opening sequence of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
  • The Coraline doll in the opening of Coraline is more of a destruction and re-creation sequence.
  • Lord of War comes to mind - it starts out following the construction and packaging of a bullet... and then moves on to follow the bullet as it's bought and sold, loaded and readied, and finally fired into the head of some poor, African kid.

Toys

Video Games

Western Animation
  • Samurai Jack: in "Jack's Sandals", after going through many different types of shoes, Jack finds a Japanese mechanic who makes him new wooden sandals, starting with some measurements, a block of wood, and such.

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Community Feedback Replies: 25
  • May 15, 2010
    Unknown%20Troper
    The movie Lord of the Rings opens with the forging of the One Ring.
  • May 15, 2010
    Tannhaeuser
    Is this different from Forging Scene?
  • May 15, 2010
    KZN02
    Hmm, I was hoping this YKTTW would be for objects in general.
  • May 16, 2010
    MatthewTheRaven
    The Iron Man films have countless forging and manufacturing scenes.
  • May 16, 2010
    SilentReverence
    I see this as equivalent to the Forging Scene. However, if this was expanded to the creation of not only weapons but other sort of items, as well as (most likely living) creatures, this could be a different trope.
  • May 16, 2010
    dotchan
    I Thought It Meant the creation of the entire universe. In which case The Bible certainly qualifies.
  • May 16, 2010
    randomsurfer
    Would A Team Montage be related?
  • May 16, 2010
    YouKeepUsingThatWord
    Do people create things while sitting in chairs? Or am I missing something?
  • May 16, 2010
    KZN02
    Not tropable you're asking?
  • May 17, 2010
    YouKeepUsingThatWord
    I'm asking is there anything that defines this more specifically than "something is being created?"
  • May 17, 2010
    KZN02
    The process of something being created?
  • May 18, 2010
    Tannhaeuser
    So, Silent Reverence, you mean like the creation of the Homonculus in Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger or the Frankenstein Monster in its various films. Actually, I can see this as an entirely separate trope, called something like ''It's Alive!."
  • May 18, 2010
    KZN02
    Well, that title is more for artificial life or something. This trope is generally for inanimate objects.
  • May 18, 2010
    Tannhaeuser
    Yeah, that's what I meant. I should have said "I can see that as an entirely separate trope." But back on topic, I take it that Forging Scene would be a sub-trope of Creation Sequence. What other sorts of non-forged created things are you thinking of?
  • May 18, 2010
    KZN02
    Hmm, wasn't prepared for that. I was generally thinking of things that are mass-produced, like an assembly line.
  • May 19, 2010
    LeeM
    Two movie examples:
  • May 19, 2010
    Doug S. Machina
    Small Soldiers opens with the making of the military AI chips due to be installed in the toys.

    Most RTS games show your buildings being created with Ridiculously Fast Construction.
  • May 19, 2010
    KZN02
    The Man Who Knew Too Little begins with a sequence showing the bomb being created and planted inside the Russian nesting doll.
  • May 22, 2010
    SilentReverence
    @Tannhaueuser: yes, I was meaning that sort of "creation". Going with the "creatures" and "magically" I'm surprised no one has mentioned Pokemon HG/SS's Arceus Creation Sequence yet. You know, the one where you get a cute lil' Palkia, Dialga or Giratina and it even shows real-world photos or something like that.
  • May 22, 2010
    Mozgwsloiku
    Ghost In The Shell starts with the sequence of Kusanagi's cyborg body getting assembled and covered with synthetic skin
  • May 22, 2010
    BlackDragon
    Lord Of War comes to mind - it starts out following the construction and packaging of a bullet... and then moves on to follow the bullet as it's bought and sold, loaded and readied, and finally fired into the head of some poor, African kid.
  • May 23, 2010
    thedreadednyondo
    Usagi Yojimbo had a kite festival story that began with a description of traditional Japanese kite-making.
  • May 23, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    Hows about "Genesis Scene"? You know, as in first book of the Bible, no Catholo.
  • May 23, 2010
    KZN02
    I dunno, I'm worried with that sort of title. Anyone else think we should try that name?
  • May 23, 2010
    LazyNinja
    I definitely think "Genesis Scene" would be a bad idea. Too easy to misinterpret, and at least to me doesn't seem to fit the "feel" of the trope.

    An example I'll throw forward is the Starcraft II preview released by Blizzard which managed to make the creation of one of the weakest units in the game almost umbearably epic. Can be found here if you haven't seen it.

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