Creation Sequence

The process of creating a creature or an object, be it mechanically or magically.

Forging Scene, for when it is the creation of a weapon, and A-Team Montage are Sub Tropes. This is one of the primary ways of demonstrating just how Construction Is Awesome.

See also Transformation Sequence, Technology Porn, Robotic Assembly Lines.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Ghost in the Shell starts with the sequence of Kusanagi's cyborg body being assembled and covered with synthetic skin.

    Comic Books 
  • Usagi Yojimbo had a kite festival story that began with a description of traditional Japanese kite-making. Another story began with a detailed description of the steps needed to hammer and forge a katana.
  • Walt Simonson's famous run of Marvel's Thor included an arc where several issues in a row would begin with scenes of Surtur forging his Twilight Sword, before he and the sword actually appeared in the storyline proper.

    Film - Animation 

    Film - Live Action 
  • The Man Who Knew Too Little begins with a sequence showing the bomb being created and planted inside the Russian nesting doll.
  • The movie The Lord of the Rings opens with the forging of the One Ring. Also the scene where the Narsil is being reforged.
  • The Iron Man films have countless forging and manufacturing scenes.
  • Small Soldiers opens with the making of the military AI chips due to be installed in the toys.
  • The chocolate bars in the opening sequence of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
  • Lord of War comes to mind - it starts out following the construction and packaging of a bullet, and then moves on to follow the bullet as it's bought and sold, loaded and readied, and finally fired into the head of some poor African kid.
  • Short Circuit: The opening credits show the creation of one of the SAINT model robots. The music gets also more elaborate while more and more parts of the robot come together.
  • The second Bill & Ted movie has Station assembling the Good Robot Usses in the back of a moving van.
  • Child's Play 2 opens with Chucky's horrifically burned head from the previous film being spruced up and fitted onto his soon-to-be new doll body.

  • The Wheel of Time: Perrin forges several simple tools in The Dragon Reborn, when he comes across a smithy. He is invited to stay on.

    Live Action TV 
  • Danger: UXB begins with an intro whose video is entirely Stock Footage, ostensibly from the Second World War. The first few seconds depict the manufacturing of German bombs.


  • The 2013 West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory initially opened with an animated prologue designed by frequent Roald Dahl illustrator Quentin Blake, "Creation Overture", that tongue-in-cheekily explained the making of chocolate from cacao bean to wrapped bar. It became a Deleted Scene with the first major cast turnover in 2014.
  • The opening number of the Stephen Schwartz musical Children of Eden depicts God creating the heavens and the Earth.


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    Western Animation 
  • Samurai Jack: in "Jack's Sandals", after going through many different types of shoes, Jack finds a Japanese mechanic who makes him new wooden sandals, starting with some measurements, a block of wood, and such.
    • The episode that focuses on his dad's battle with Aku has the creation of the sword by the gods.
  • The Simpsons have done this many times. Playing it straight and for laughs simultaneously, whether Homer is helping Bart build a soapbox racer or making Lisa's costume for a school function.
  • The construction of the Dinobots in The Transformers.
  • Happens on almost every episode of Phineas and Ferb.
  • The opening theme to WordWorld actually involved Dog creating all the characters in the show! Spell Dog backwards and you get...