And Here He Comes Now

This is what happens when some people are talking about another character, and then the character appears. It could happen when they say "I wish so-and-so were here" or something along those lines, and they show up, invoking Big Damn Heroes. Other times, the character shows up when they are having an awkward conversation about them, which may or may not invoke Acting Unnatural. If the character shows up when they were thought to be dead it might invoke Not Now, We're Too Busy Crying over You, and something similar might happen when they were thought to be in any other way "gone". Also it could be Played for Laughs, if the character was missing and the others were about to look for them and they appeared on the scene, unfazed. The character may or may not say something along the lines of "Someone say my name?"

Compare Inadvertent Entrance Cue, Speak of the Devil and Right Behind Me.


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    Comic Books 
  • In Tintin and the Picaros, Captain Haddock is saying to Professor Calculus that Tintin was wise not to come along with them to the Gilded Cage they're being held at:
    Calculus: I can see our hosts have a true sense of hospitality. That's what I just said to him... And he entirely agrees with me.
    Haddock: WHO agrees with you? And about WHAT?!
    Calculus: Exactly, and what's more, he'll tell you so himself!
    Tintin: Buenos dias, Captain!
  • Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #20. A conversation is held about how uneasy Supergirl makes everyone. Unfortunately, Supergirl has superhearing. Dream Boy attempts to warn everyone else but is ignored for long enough that this overlaps with Right Behind Me.

    Films — Animation 

    Live-Action TV 
  • Happens multiple times in Buffy the Vampire Slayer about various characters, usually when one is having problems, though sometimes the other characters don't take the hint.
  • The Ferals has Rattus borrow a heap of money from "Big Bad Bruce" and when Modigliana mentions he has no way of paying the money back, Modi name drops the trope name when the ground shakes due to Big Bruce's arrival.

  • Lampshaded in The Most Happy Fella, when Rosabella is singing that she loves Tony:
    Cleo: Don't tell me, kid, tell him. Tell him exactly how. And like they say in a musical comedy— [dramatic chord] —here he comes now!
  • William Shakespeare did it frequently and lampshaded it more than once. According to Elizabethan drama convention, this is to make clear to the audience that yes, the characters on stage has noticed the newcomer.

    Video Games 
  • Lampshaded in Tales of Lagoona 2: Peril at Poseidon Park when Theo the park handyman announces that local merchant Darby Finn is going to be stopping by later, only to have him appear immediately.
    Theo: Scary timing!
    Darby: I've been hiding in the bushes for an hour. I love a good entrance.
  • In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Ma Mole expresses her concern about her missing children, Dyna and Mite. Pa Mole reassures her that they're fine, and that he has a feeling they'll be "dropping in" soon...cue Mario, Dyna, and Mite literally dropping in through the roof in a runaway mine cart.

    Web Comics 
  • Played for Laughs in Gunnerkrigg Court. Andrew makes things around himself "more orderly": if he tosses a bunch of cards without looking, they land in a neat and sorted deck. Add to that his girlfriend's teleportation powers and he began to announce her imminent arrival by pointing with hands and saying "BAM!". Due to those order-inducing powers, his guess as to when and where she appears "just happens to" be accurate — every time.