->''This is the tale I pray the divine Muse to unfold to us. Begin it, goddess, at whatever point you will.''
-->'''Odyssey'''

''Methods of starting up an episode or an entire series.''
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[[index]]
[floatboxright: See also:
+ CallToAdventure
+ CharacterIntroductionIndex
+ {{Herald}}
+ JustForFun/HowToGatherCharacters
+ IncitingIncident
]

* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
* BigFirstChoice
* BoyMeetsGirl
* BoyMeetsGhoul
* BlitzEvacuees
* BusinessAsUnusual
* ChillyReception
* ClosedCircle
* ColdOpen / TheTeaser
** BatmanColdOpen
** DangerRoomColdOpen
** DramaticChaseOpening
* DebutQueue
* DoomedHometown
** AfterTheEnd
** SugarApocalypse
* DownerBeginning
* EarlyBirdCameo
* EasingIntoTheAdventure
* EstablishingCharacterMoment
* EstablishingSeriesMoment
* EveryoneMeetsEveryone
* FakeOutOpening
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler
* ForGreatJustice
* FramingDevice
* GoodMorningCrono
* HappyEndingOverride
* TheHerosBirthday
* AHeroIsBorn
* HowWeGotHere
* InMediasRes
** ActionPrologue
** FakeActionPrologue
** YouWakeUpInARoom
* IFoundYouLikeThis
* IntroOnlyPointOfView
* ItBeganWithATwistOfFate
* ItWasADarkAndStormyNight
* LostInMediasRes
* TheMagicComesBack
* AMinorKidroduction
* MinskyPickup
* MorningRoutine
* MultipleGameOpenings
* NaiveNewcomer
* NonIndicativeFirstEpisode
* OnceUponATime
* OpeningMonologue
* OpeningNarration
* OpeningScroll
* OutOfJobIntoThePlot
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot
* PreMeeting
* ProlongedPrologue
* RRatedOpening
* RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude
* ResurrectedForAJob
* SecondEpisodeMorning
* StorybookOpening
* [[ShowWithinAShow Story Within a Story]]
* StartToCorpse
* StartsWithASuicide
* StartsWithTheirFuneral
* SurvivedTheBeginning
* TurnOutLikeHisFather
* VillainOpeningScene
* WarWasBeginning
* WeatherReportNarration
* WelcomeEpisode
* WhenItAllBegan
* WhereIWasBornAndRazed
* WholeEpisodeFlashback
* YouAllMeetInACell
* YouAllMeetInAnInn
[[/index]]
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