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[[caption-width-right:315:Not a good day for them.]]

This is when for some reason a character is chased by a large handful of other characters. In animated shows this can often have a freeze frame shot. Sometimes a show even [[ChasedOffIntoTheSunset ends an episode on this]].

Has a ''high'' probability of being scored to [[StandardSnippet Yakkety Sax]], and may very well include visual elements associated with [[Series/TheBennyHillShow that very show]].

A SuperTrope to ThunderingHerd.

A SisterTrope to EscalatingChase (this trope doesn't require escalation, while that trope doesn't require the bulk of the cast).

Compare ChasedByAngryNatives, TorchesAndPitchforks (which may very well overlap with this).


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* It's happened to Sousuke in ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''.
* Happens in ''LightNovel/LadiesVersusButlers'' when Akiharu is accidentally branded as both a pervert and a delinquent.
* Happens in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' on occasion.
** One notable example occurs during Ako's DayInTheLimelight micro-arc: Negi, thanks to the use of a time machine, ends up being chased by Madoka, ''two'' versions of Kotaro, Chachamaru and Chisame, and ''himself''.
** Later events have taken this to the next (il)logical step, with the entire ''school'' after him.
* One end of an episode in ''Anime/MegamanNTWarrior'' had this.
* As per the page image, ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'' had Yamino and Loki being chased by a BrainwashedAndCrazy Thor, and then successively by Heimdal, Frey, and Freya.
* This happened a lot at the end of the first series of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.
* The opening scene of the first ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' movie is a constantly-escalating version of this.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' has found himself on the receiving end of this more than once.
* A frequent ending -- almost OnceAnEpisode -- in ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer:'' after the title character has attempted to help some poor unfortunates and only succeeded in making them ''more'' unfortunate, he's run out of town.
* A lot of ''ComicBook/LeonardLeGenie'' stories end like this, usually because half the town is destroyed thanks to his inventions.

* ''Film/AustinPowers'' starts with a sequence of people chasing him through town. Set to the ThemeTune.
* In the Creator/BusterKeaton short film ''Film/{{Cops}}'' he ends up getting chased by what looks like hundreds of cops.
** His feature film ''Film/SevenChances'' ends with him being chased by hundreds of women wanting to marry him.
* A classic example would be ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'''s monster.
* The famous opening of ''Film/AHardDaysNight'' where Music/TheBeatles get chased by their fans.
* The entire movie ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' is a snowballing cascade of mob chases, as more and more of Hollywood's top actors join in the fun.
* Happens twice to pre-frosh character Tom in ''Film/{{PCU}}'', the first time even {{Exploited|Trope}}. Then later, it happens to one of the antagonists.
* A scene in ''Film/SchoolOfRock'', after the parents [[PaedoHunt take Dewey's remark about touching something in their kids literally]].
* In ''Love Potion Number Nine'' the female antagonist, figuring more is better, overdoses on the titular love potion, which causes every man who hears her voice to fall in love with her, and every woman who hears her voice to hate her. And then she goes out in public...
* During the climactic chase scene in ''Film/MovingViolations'', one of the characters runs through a convention of police chiefs and ends up with all of the attendees (in full uniform) chasing after them.

* At the end of ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', [[DaChief Commander Vimes]] was leading a procession and spotted an [[ThievesGuild unlicensed]] thief stealing a lady's bag. He immediately gave chase while still leading the procession, which caused the people behind him to follow his lead since they didn't really know if this was how things were supposed to go, which caused the people behind them to run after them since they don't know what's happening at the front and they're getting left behind, which caused everyone watching to run after them too because, well, everyone else was doing it. While all of this was happening, the poor thief continued to run as fast as he could because he had taken one look over his shoulder and found the whole of Ankh-Morpork society bearing down on him.
* Throughout its killing spree in ''Literature/TheFatalDream'', the Pteranodon is hunted by the male hero, two FBI agents, a terrorist organisation, the police force of Western Australia, and the Australian Federal Police.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' would most likely be the TropeCodifier, as many, many of the skits ended up with someone being chased by an ever growing line of irate bystanders.
* The Australian TV show ''The Farmer Wants a Wife''.
* [[ExploitedTrope Exploited]] by Ned, Cookie and Moze in the GrandFinale of ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''-- they intentionally get the groups after them (Crubbs, the art gallery guard, and a [[ItMakesSenseInContext bunch of samurai warriors]]) to chase them and they all converge in the gallery, where a bunch of crooks planning to steal a priceless painting are caught in the act.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* This happens in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' if a Boomer vomits on you. Assuming, of course, you've got enough room to run and don't get immediately surrounded by the horde.

[[folder: Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', Sam Starfall seems to seek out such episodes.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Greg}}'', Ted streaks across a college campus naked, as everyone chases him for disguising himself as a phony professor [[http://gregcomic.com/2011/09/14/storyline-back-to-campus-part-3/ here.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The Disney movie ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' has everyone in Wonderland chase Alice through a swirling abyss right before she awakens in the real world.
* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar"[[note]]The episode where Peter goes to a women's retreat after getting in trouble for telling sexist jokes to a woman at work and becoming so in touch with his feminine side that he doesn't know what it's like to be masculine anymore[[/note]] had Cleveland take Peter to The Million Man March, as Cleveland believes that being a man means learning respect and love for his own gender. Peter (who has been warped by feminism) believes that if men were more caring to women, society would be a better place and decides to get on the mike and let it be known. However, because Peter is a white guy angrily accusing all the men in the audience for causing society's ills and the fact that the audience consists of militant black men, this leads to this trope and MistakenForRacist in the form of an overhead shot of Peter getting chased by everyone at the Million Man March.
* Happens in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E3TheTicketMaster The Ticket Master]]". When everyone realizes that Twilight Sparkle has tickets to the Grand Galloping Gala, they all chase her trying to ask her to take them with her, complete with a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version of "[[Series/TheBennyHillShow Yakety Sax]]".
* Happens on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' a couple times, most of which involve Homer and/or Bart.
** "Bart vs. Australia," when everyone in the family is being chased by an array of living Australian stereotypes and characters -- including a character from the movie ''Mad Max'' -- because Bart refuses to get kicked in the butt as part of his punishment for prank-calling an Australian boy.
** "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner," when all the restaurateurs and chefs of Springfield chase after Homer after Lisa saves him from eating a dangerous eclair.
** "Saddlesore Galactica," where jockey-sized trolls chase after Homer after Homer breaks his promise to throw the horse race so they can win.
** "Missionary Impossible," where Creator/{{PBS}} characters chase after Homer after he tricks them into thinking he's pledging $10,000 to the network.
* Happens to the titular heroes in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'', from three sources. Crazed Japanese schoolgirls were pursuing Beast Boy, Cyborg was hounded by sushi chefs, and Robin was chased by...[[ItMakesSenseInContext the local authorities]]. Eventually, there was a mass convergence.
* The ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "Closet Clown" ends with Rocko stating [[HoYay he likes rainbows]], [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything followed by dozens of people]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar chasing him out of town]].

* [[ComingAttractions Promo posters]] for ''The Marrying Man''.