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A StockPhrase where a character (often the PluckyComicRelief) alerts the other character(s) of an "incoming" danger, often a large, falling object of some kind.

Expect an OhCrap or two on the side.

This is TruthInTelevision as "Incoming!" is the traditional warning call for artillery shelling about to hit a unit's area. Since this is often the deadliest form of attack, the soldiers definitely have to find cover.

Not to be confused with the 1998 game of the same name by ''Rage Software''.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: This Very Wiki ]]

* IncomingHam

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/{{Next}}''
-->'''Cris Johnson:''' [knows he's about to be punched by Liz's stalker] Incoming. [gets punched in the face]
* ''Film/ShesTheMan''
-->'''Toby:''' [cough] Incoming.\\
'''Viola:''' Check out the booty on that blondie.
* ''TheSantaClause''
-->'''Scott Calvin:''' Santa rolling down the block in a PANZER! Well, kids, I... I certainly hope you have been good this year, because it looks like Santa just took out the Pearson home. Incoming!
* ''TransformersTheMovie'' (2007). A F-22 Raptor jet approaches.
-->'''Ironhide:''' INCOMING!
* ''TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' (2009). Lennox and Sam are under attack by Mixmaster.
-->'''Jetfire:''' INCOMING!
* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales: King George and the Ducky''
-->'''Junior Asparagus:''' Incoming! Boysenberry at 3 o'clock!
* ''Film/TheMatrix Reloaded''. When a Squiddy throws a bomb at Soren's ship, a crewman yells "Incoming!". It doesn't help.
* ''Film/TheMatrix Revolutions''
-->'''Officer''': Commander Lock, [[TheCavalry I've got incoming.]]
-->'''Lock''': [[ZergRush We've got]] ''[[ZergRush a dock full of incoming!]]''
* ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'', when the ''Enterprise'' is getting walloped by Chang's Bird of Prey:
-->'''Chekov''': [[DangerDeadpan Incoming!]]
* ''GnomeoAndJuliet'' has an "incoming!" followed by a flying gnome who lands lands hat-side down and the hat's point sticks in the ground.
* ''{{Stripes}}'' combines this with an OhCrap, when a poorly aimed mortar shell comes in on where Sgt. Hulka is training the recruits.


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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''MidsomerMurders'' episode "The Green Man"
-->'''Daniel Webster:''' Trouble.\\
'''Cully Barnaby:''' What?\\
'''Daniel Webster:''' Incoming. My dynamic dad.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' - ''Catalina Caper''
-->'''TV's Frank:''' Frank! Incoming!
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' had more than a few during the various space battles, but the prequel movie ''In The Beginning'' had the best textbook example, when a building our heroes were in was about to be [[DeathFromAbove attacked]] [[OrbitalBombardment from orbit.]]
-->'''Sheridan:''' [[OhCrap HIT THE DECK!]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'', "World War Three" - the Doctor has Mickey launch a missile at Downing Street to stop the Slitheen.
-->'''Soldier:''' What do you mean, 'incoming'?

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[[folder: Music ]]

* TheSistersOfMercy's song "Ribbons" begins and ends with Andrew Eldritch screaming "Incoming!"

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''C: The Contra Adventure''. Sometimes when you make Ray launch a bomb in the third-person view mission:
-->'''Ray:''' Incoming!
* This is a voice command in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' (humorous by the [[LargeHam way the Heavy says it]]).
* A SpaceMarine shouts this in the opening video of the original ''DawnOfWar'', just as a horde of Orks hits their position. As you may expect, it is as epic as it gets.
* Ubiquitous in ''CallOfDuty: Modern Warfare'' series, usually whenever an RPG is fired or a grenade, thrown.
* Will occasionally be spoken by infantry who have been targeted by an impending artillery barrage in ''CompanyOfHeroes'', even before the player can see the shells. [[OhCrap Usually followed by a frantic series of click-move-retreat commands]].
* Some of the earlier ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}'' games start with a worm yelling "Incoming!"

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''TransformersAnimated'' episode "Transform and Roll Out!: Part One"
-->'''Optimus Prime:''' Would it kill you guys to say something like, "Watch out," or, I don't know, "Heads up," or...\\
'''Ratchet:''' Incoming!

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* Lenny does it at the end of a Sunday special in ''TheWotch''. Of course, if you had read ''Accidental Centaurs'' before, you knew he would say that, since he crosses over both [[TheVerse 'verses]].

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[[folder: Truth In Television ]]

* Many more permanently established bases will have automated systems for issuing warnings over loudspeakers and other means.
-->'''"[[CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker Giant Voice]]" System''': [[MachineMonotone Rocket... Attack... Rocket... Attack... Rocket... Attack...]]
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