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This is a visual trope: a shot of the main cast of a work whole posed as for a group photograph or portrait, usually against an abstract or "typical" background. Often the shot is "assembled" by sliding or fading individuals or small groups into their places in the composition. While leads will often be in the center where the eye is drawn first, as in the VFormationTeamShot, unlike it they will be standing close to their best friend/love interest, and the group as a whole is in a rough line, not a V. This is a common way for the opening credits of a work to end.

Team shots are usually restricted to the protagonists of a show, although sometimes the antagonists may appear, either as a small, slightly separate group or as an image above and/or behind the heroes.

Observe the influence on live-action: PowerWalk.

Compare VFormationTeamShot, SuperSentaiStance.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* This is the standard way to end the credits for most HumongousMecha series.
* The opening credits for ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'' end with a classic TeamShot, as do the various ''SakuraTaisen'' {{OVA}}s, and ''{{Grenadier}}''.
* ''FushigiYuugi'' offers an unusual variation in that the heroes take up one corner of the screen while two of the main antagonists fill the rest, framing them.
* ''[[BubblegumCrisis Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040]]'' puts its team shot on top of a moving vehicle.
* ''LoveHina Again'' parodies the trope by building a classic TeamShot with all the girls in front of the Hinata Apartments, and then literally dropping Keitaro into the scene to lay battered and broken on the ground in front of them. Then Naru lands on him, sitting.
* ''YuYuHakusho'' -- one of the ending sequences almost perfectly matches the description.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'', every season.
* In ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal,'' {{CGI}} group poses of the five senshi in a field of blue flowers with a humongous [[WeirdMoon full moon]] overhead begin and end the TitleSequence.
* Every ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' series
* Most, if not all ''DragonBall Z'' openings feature this at the end.
* ''TokyoMewMew'', including [[ColourCodedCharacters colour-coded]] spotlights matching the heroines.
* ''OutlawStar'''s opening, which also serves as a SpoilerOpening as [[spoiler: Hilda, a rather important character that doesn't appear in the team shot, dies in the fourth episode]]
* Every ''PrettyCure'' series. ''FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'' has some fun with it, having the mascots float by after the pose is struck, with the girls turning to watch them.
* The opening credits of ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' ends with a static shot of the main characters in front of the mansion, looking like they're posed for a portrait. Which makes a lot of sense, given the "photograph" theme that runs through both seasons of the series.
* Very common in ''TheSlayers'' openings.
* Both supplementary manga from ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' and ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' end this way with a photo of the team after beating the tar out of each others in a "mock" battle both times. A third one is used during the "true ending" of the ''[=StrikerS=]'' manga after the epic battle between Signum and Nanoha, the ex-members of Riot Force Six have an after-party remembering the good times and in the last panel of the manga they take a commemorative photo with the main cast from ''A's'', plus Vivio, Rein and Agito.
* ''VanDread'', with [[EvolvingCredits updates]] for the second season, even.
* ''{{Moldiver}}'''s credits end with a TeamShot that shows both Moldivers and their "real" identities as separate figures. (See that page for an image of the TeamShot.)
* Similar to the above, ''Manga/DotHackLegendOfTheTwilight Bracelet'' manga has a page at the end called "Unplugged", showing the players behind the characters standing in a pose like this, including both the antagonists and protagonists. This is also the first time any of their true appearances are shown.
* ''DokiDokiSchoolHours'' has this with Mika-sensei meeting up with her students.
* ''OnePiece'' does this in most of its openings, but strangely enough, the third opening is the ''only'' time it's been the closing shot. Usually the final shot is a close-up of the show's alternate logo, or of the crew's pirate flag.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''. Obviously, it's about a group of seven guys (and a girl, but that can be justified) fighting the Big Bad.
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai La Verite''. At the end of the opening credits all of the main maid characters and Taro are in a line facing the audience.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is not exempt to this, but special mention goes to the beginning of the ''Spurt!'' theme, showing off most of Ash's Pokémon, whether they're still under his care, released, in-training or otherwise.
* The end of the ''Anime/MaiHime'' opening features a good portion of the female cast lined up, including most of the female students, Mashiro and Fumi.
** The first opening of ''Anime/MaiOtome'' ends similarly. In ''Anime/MaiOtomeZwei'', the participants in Operation Meteor Breaker pose for a picture after destroying an asteroid.
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' features one at the end of both opening themes and at the beginning and end of the second ending theme.
* ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'' - Several InUniverse, not counting both openings and a few of the endings.
* Present in the ending credits of ''Anime/GhostintheShellStandAloneComplex''.
* ''Anime/Mekakucity Actors'': During the opening credits, with the whole Mekakushi Dan standing in front of a wall covered in graffiti.
* The scene where The Puella Magi Holy Quintet first fight together in PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion, immediately after the [[TransformationSequence transformation sequences]] is this, as seen [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/0e0a2b31398599d894164281bae5671b/tumblr_n3td394zZK1qlt0rpo6_r1_1280.jpg here.]]
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* Too many covers to count.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* The credit sequence for ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' - aka the "The times they are a'changing" sequence- ends on a team shot of the New Minutemen/ Watchmen. It's nearly a BookEnd since there's a photo of the original Minutemen about half a minute in when the film title comes up.
* The last shot of the ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie features this with all surviving good guys doing their classic VictoryPose.
* ''Film/TheAvengers'' has two particularly good ones:
** The first is the shot when the team is fully assembled for the first time. It's an awesome circular panning shot that shows each member standing back to back, ready to take care of business.
** The second comes after Loki's defeat, with Hawkeye taking front and center of this one, aiming an arrow straight at Loki's forehead.
* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has a PoliceLineUp as theirs in the first promotional image and first trailer.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Shows up in one form or another in at least two Megamorphs ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' books.
* RAF pilot turned novelist John Nichol describes a RealLife example in his memoirs, a group photo of the participants in a major annual exercise. After a few years they decided the conventional TeamShot was getting dull and decided to liven it up a [[CouchGag different way each year]], getting progressively weirder each time. Nichol was somehow persuaded to don his old POW uniform from TheGulfWar -which had [[ShellShockedVeteran unpleasant connotations]]- while everyone else improvised hilariously unconvincing Arab headdress and pretended to... [[AssShove do something rather unpleasant]] to him with ''a Sidewinder missile''. [[DudeNotFunny Nichol didn't find it very funny either.]]


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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Present in the opening of ''LawAndOrder: SVU'', as the large ensemble cast makes the PowerWalk from the other series impossible.
* The DVD box for ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' does this.
* House and the [[FanNickname ducklings]] do this in the opening sequence of ''Series/{{House}}''.
* Appears in ''CriminalMinds''. Most seasons have an opening sequence that ends with this (although a few cut out Garcia and one cut out Rossi, putting that person in a separate box on the side. The recently-concluded Season 9 has the team being briefed on a case. The opening sequence always ends with the whole team standing together in front of the title card.
* {{Warehouse 13}}, especially in S3 when that is literally the ENTIRE OPENING.

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[[folder: Toys ]]

* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' had at least one such piece of promotional artwork per toy-wave. In some cases, heroes and villains stood side by side if their toys were sold concurrently. Numerous covers and pages on the tie-in comics likewise had these.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* A deconstruction: In ''SakuraTaisen'', after every battle, the heroines (and hero) pose for a photo with the tagline "Shouri no POSE, kime!" (Roughly, "Victory Pose, Go!"). [[PlayerCharacter Ogami]] finds this somewhat awkward the first couple of times it happens. Every time new characters are introduced, they also find it incredibly dumb - but a couple of battles later, they're happily joining in. The high-water mark is in the third game, where Ogami is assigned to command a new team of girls - and is left as the only one posing, whilst his new comrades-in-arms recoil in confusion.
-->'''Glycine:''' Huh? What's that supposed to be?
-->'''Erica:''' Mr. Ogami, what are you doing?
* Most ''BackyardSports'' games.
* Present on the boxart for many games in the ''VideoGame/TalesSeries''.
* Team Shots are popular among players of {{MMORPG}}s, especially in ''CityOfHeroes'' where they are usually taken after the completion of a Trial or Taskforce.
* Every game in the VideoGame/GalaxyAngel gameverse, as well as the ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' anime. (Yes, they each deserve their own entry. They're about as similar as a Greek epic and a sitcom.)
* Mocked hilariously at the end of the Mad Midget Five's intro in ''GodHand'', where their team pose involves falling on their backs and kicking their legs up into a V. Gene, watching all of the preceding, can only respond with a stunned, "''Douchebags!''"
* The intro to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hikFCwduCIQ first]] ''StreetsOfRage''.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', notably at the end of the "Meet The Team" movies and general promotional artwork. Of course no one character is more important, but they do seem to be arranged to some extent by popularity among players.
* The opening animation for the DS version of VideoGame/ChronoTrigger features someone taking a photograph of all the playable characters [[spoiler: except Magus]] off a table.
* Win a battle via All-Out Attack in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', and the party gathers together for a team-shot VictoryPose (that is, everyone does their own victory pose en masse).
* ''{{Final Fantasy X}}'': The party, all standing around Yuna, when confronting Seymour for the first time.

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* Lampshaded, like everything else, by ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.
* In ''{{Earthsong}}'', we get [[http://www.earthsongsaga.com/images/vol3/ch8/35-36.jpg one of the good guys]]. Then we get [[http://www.earthsongsaga.com/images/vol3/ch8/37-38.jpg one of the bad guys]]. Also has some (presumably unintentional) RhymesOnADime.
* Pose as a team, [[ProblemSleuth BECAUSE SHIT JUST GOT REAL]]

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Happens in ''KidsNextDoor''.
* Happens two thirds of the way into the intro for ''{{Thundercats}}''.
* Chris tries to take a TeamShot photo of the cast in the first episode of ''TotalDramaIsland'', the twenty-two teens stand on the dock and smile, only to have Chris repeatedly delay the shot because of technical difficulties ("I left the lens cap on!" Or "Need a new roll of film!") when Chris is finally ready and about to take the photo, the dock collapses under the campers' combined weight, [[RuleOfFunny sending everyone but Chris crashing into the water.]]
* In JusticeLeague and it's sequel like doing it, for ''Unlimited'' it's a ''seventy-member'' team shot.
* Occurs twice in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' opening title. One of the more famous pieces of promotional artwork for the show has the main six in a group shot as well.
* Happens in the intro for ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''.
* The last shot of the opening titles of ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' contains one of these that was apparently staged in-universe.


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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Group portraits of a family, a military unit, a yeargroup in school or any other group of individuals with something in common are OlderThanRadio.

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