There is a scene where a hero, or Super Hero, has just passed his first trial by fire, usually pulling off a [[HerosFirstRescue spectacular rescue]] in costume and is feeling exhilarated and raring for more. On that note, since he is dressed for the occasion and has nothing better to do for the night, he decides he might as well go on patrol.

This is where the On Patrol Montage comes in: we see a series of relatively small incidents where we see the hero strut their stuff running rings around minor crooks and menaces, and perhaps some more rescues, as the public looks on with astonishment at what the new hero can do.

As a variant if the hero in question works on assignment, he could have a rush of small assignments or dispatches where he deals with mundane felons or menaces with ease. This can also include public events where he gets initial accolades by the public for his good deeds.

This soon ends and then the plot deals the buildup to the climatic battle with the BigBad.

It may overlap with LockAndLoadMontage.


* ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'': After saving Lois from a crashed helicopter, he goes to stop a cat burglar, gets a cat out of a tree, stops a gang of crooks and saves Air Force One in one night.
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'': After their first hunt at the Sedgewick Hotel, the Busters have a slew of calls to capture ghosts and become a media sensation.
* ''Film/SpiderMan1'': After his big goof, we see a montage of Spidey stopping crimes around New York and becoming quite a topic of conversation.
* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': Done as a musical number, "Zero To Hero".
* ''Film/RoboCop1987'': On his first night on patrol, Robo stops a convenience store robbery, rescues a woman from AttemptedRape ''and'' saves the mayor who's being held hostage in city hall. The next day, the media are abuzz about this new superhero in town, wondering where he came from.
* The sequence in ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' during which Kel declares war on hazing and goes on patrol through the halls every night, beating up (or getting beat up by) senior pages who are having fun with the newcomers.
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', once Cap goes on his first mission, there is a montage of him and the Howling Commandos attacking Hydra bases.
* In ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'', Robin and his Merry Men get to work terrorizing Prince John's {{Mook}}s by shooting them dead for their villainous deeds.
* ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'': Due to being a 4-Episode series focusing on specific events, ''all'' of the events in ''Videogame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' from getting the Boulder Badge to Pokemon Tower get this treatment. This includes the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Gym Battles.
* This is used at the start of the ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'' episode "The Power of Albion" to show the outlaws getting back to normal robbing-the-rich-and-giving-to-the-poor under the new Robin Hood.