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It's fairly common in TV series to title an episode that introduces a new recurring or main character with ''Enter (character's name)'' or ''Enter the (attribute/title/race of the new character)''. This has its roots as a stage direction, so it is on the minds of writers more than viewers.

In anime, this can instead be "''sono na wa''", "His Name Is". ([[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant No, not that]] HisNameIs.) Related to ICommaNoun.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' has a few of those: "Enter Mousse! The Fist of the White Swan", "Enter Ryōga! The Eternal 'Lost Boy'", "Enter Kun#333;, the Night-Prowling Knight" and "Enter Gosunkugi, the New Rival!?", as well as "Enter Shampoo, the Gung-Ho Girl!"
* ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** "Enter Shippo, Plus the Amazing Thunder Brothers".
** "Enter Sango, the Demon Exterminator"
* The first disc of the ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' [[VanillaEdition dub-only]] DVD series is called "Enter: Naruto Uzumaki".
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' dub examples: episodes [[Anime/DigimonAdventure 1.40]], "Enter the Dark Masters" and [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 2.1]], "Enter Flamedramon."
* ''Manga/{{Magi}}'' uses this in episode titles quite a bit, at least at first.
* {{Anime/Pokemon}}:
** Japan has used "Enter Champion Shirona" (Cynthia) and "Enter Contest Master Mikuri" (Wallace). In between those episodes, the episode for Ash's first confrontation with the region's villainous team was called "Their Name is Team Galaxy" in Japan while the dub went with "Enter Galactic".
** Suffice to say, the Japanese titles do this a lot. During the show's long history, this format has also been used for the first appearances of the Squirtle Squad, Bruno, Drake's Dragonite, Gligarman, Morty, Dr. Abby, The Phantom Masked Coordinator, Savannah, the other Drake, Fantina and Jun.
** Also, the BW episode that introduces Iris is called "Enter Iris and Axew" in the dub.
* Played for laughs in ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'': "Enter the Ninja Fighter", followed by "Ninja Fighter Withdraws".
* ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'': "Enter Rintaro".
* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'': In English, the title of episode 1 is "Enter Lil' Slugger". This is an approximation of the Japanese title, "''Shōnen Batto Sanjō!''" or "''Shounen Bat Appears!''"

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/EnterTheDragon''
* ''Enter the Ninja''
* ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist''

* A chapter of the English translation of ''Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita'' is called "Enter the Hero," because it's nowhere near the first chapter of the book.
* A ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' pastiche about his brother Mycroft is called ''Enter the Lion''.
* [[Series/TheNanny Fran Drescher]]'s autobiography spoofs the trope. It's called ''Enter Whining''.
* A chapter of ''Literature/MobyDick'': "Enter Ahab; to him, Stubb".

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The first episode of ''Radio/TheLoneRanger'' is titled "Enter the Lone Ranger", showing the age of this trope.
* ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'' had "Enter Alexis".

* "Enter Sandman" by Music/{{Metallica}}. Several sports teams at various levels use the song as entrance music, but the imagery of the eponymous figure is probably most invoked by the [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} the New York Yankees]]'s PA system blaring this song whenever Mariano Rivera (arguably the best closer[[note]]A relief pitcher who specializes in getting the last three outs of the ballgame when the team holds a small lead. Most pitchers do not last more than two or three seasons as a team's closer - "Mo" was the Yankees' closer for 17 seasons before his retirement in 2013.[[/note]] of all time) literally enters the game from the bullpen.
* Album title ''Enter the Music/{{Wu Tang| Clan}} (36 Chambers)''

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{ECW}} wrestler The Sandman always made his entrance to Music/{{Metallica}}'s "Enter Sandman".

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The first mission in ''VideoGame/StarFox 64'' is called "Enter Starfox" and the mission that introduces Star Wolf is called "Enter Star Wolf".
* ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''' second chapter: "Enter Flonne".
* In the original ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' Zero's theme is titled '''Enter Zero'''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Gex}}: Enter the Gecko''.
* In the original Japanese version of ''VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'', the third mission of the campaign (called "Joint Maneuvers" in the export version) is titled "Enter Dision".

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The 1980s version of ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' had three such episodes: "Enter the Rat King", "Enter The Shredder" and "Enter the Fly".
* ''WesternAnimation/XMen: The Animated Series'' had "Enter Magneto".
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' from the 1990s had two: "Enter The Punisher" and "Enter The Green Goblin".
** The second [=PlayStation=] video game was subtitled "Enter Electro".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' had "Enter Macbeth", which is appropriately Shakespearean.
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' had "Enter the Viper" (introducing Viper), "Re-Enter the J-Team" (''re''introducing said team), and "Re-Enter the Dragon" (a reference to the Bruce Lee film, as seen under "Film"),
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' episode [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Enter_the_Nightbird "Enter the Nightbird"]], starring the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot eponymous one-shot antagonistic newborn female giant robot ninja.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBotsMaster'' introduced Ninjzz in the second episode aptly titled "Enter the Ninjzz".
* The ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' episode "Enter the Madkat".
* One of the shorts in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''' [[HalloweenEpisode Treehouse of Horror]] sees Bart and Lisa gaining superpowers. Their "first" (only) adventure is called "Enter... The Collector".

!!Examples of "His Name Is":

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' did it repeatedly. First they had "His Name Is [=ChoRyuJin=]", then later "His name is [=GekiRyuJin=]".
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' episode 4, which features the debut of Zero, is called "His Name Is [[MyHeroZero Zero]]". Interestingly, if you look at the first five episode titles, they all introduce the main characters in a similar way - "The Day a New Demon Was Born" (Lelouch, getting his geass); "The White Knight Awakens" (Suzaku, getting the [[SuperPrototype Lancelot]]); "The False Classmate" (Kallen); "His Name is Zero"; and "The Princess and the Witch" (Euphemia and C.C.). From this, it seems as if they're introducing Zero as a separate character. He ends up becoming a symbol that goes beyond who's behind the mask, but it's particularly poignant if you consider the ending of the series.
* ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'': Scar's last episode. Its title is "His Name is [[NoNameGiven Unknown]]".
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' subverted this translation pattern: ''Sono na wa Epyon'' became the ominously prophetic-sounding ''And Its Name Is Epyon'' in the English dub.
* ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed'' had "His Name Is Weed" as its first episode.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' had [[SpoilerTitle "His Name is Cell"]] right after the standard "Who is this new threat" at the end of the previous episode.