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[[caption-width-right:350:And yes, this is the last frame of the movie.]]

The last scene of the movie is coming to a close. For some reason, something in the scene -- perhaps a flying machine, an object, or even a character -- decides to start flying, and comes straight at the camera. Just as it's about to "impact", the scene cuts to black and we go to the credits.

The flying person/object doesn't need to be actually flying, but more often than not, it is.

Most common in special-effects laden movies. After the rise of CGI, this became much more popular, but earlier movies display it as well.

Compare BodyWipe, a similar zoom-in effect happening at the transition between two scenes, and FlyawayShot, which might be combined with this trope. Contrast RidingIntoTheSunset where it ends with something moving away from the camera.

This is an {{Ending Trope|s}} so there may be spoilers ahead.


[[folder: Films -- Animated ]]

* The ending of ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' (happens right after the BookEnds), with an Atlantean flying machine obscuring the camera.
* ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason'' ends with a rabbit thrown at the camera.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' ends with a [[StealthPun VW Beetle]] flying into the camera just right after we see the minivan couple [[BrickJoke still lost in the desert they were in.]]
* The SpinOff movie, ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}'', ends with [[spoiler:Repainted!]]Dusty and Skipper flying at the camera. But, given that this is a movie about flying vehicles, it's highly expected.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' inverts, by finishing with the camera "flying" at Mr. Incredible's ChestInsignia.
* Hiro and Baymax do this at the end of ''Disney/BigHero6'' as well as at the end of the closing credits, right before TheStinger.

[[folder: Films -- Live-Action ]]

* ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'':
** The [[Film/BackToTheFuture first movie]] ends with the [=DeLorean=] flying up in the air, turning around, then warping through time just as it hits the camera.
** The [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII third movie]] [[CallBack ends the same way]], except with the train in the place of the [=DeLorean=].
* ''Film/{{Casper}}'' ends with Casper flying up to the camera, winking, spelling out "The End", then the friendly ghost apparently trying to devour the audience.
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' has a chunk of the titular ship flying at the camera.
** And with this, it manages both RidingIntoTheSunset and fly-at-the-camera at the same time.
*** And BookEnds nicely with the first time we see the ship in the movie...a piece of the ship breaks off, and Mal says, "What was that?"
* ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' ends with The Heart of Gold flying at the camera and engaging the Infinite Improbability Drive. The visual effects used for the drive mean the very last thing we see is Creator/DouglasAdams' head.
* ''Film/BatmanForever'' and ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' both end with Batman and co. running past a light to the camera in homage to the beginning of the 1960's series
* ''Film/BatmanBegins'' ends with Batman swinging off a rooftop and into the camera.
* The end of ''Film/TheMatrix'' has Neo, having become The One, challenging the Machines, declaring that he's going to show them "a world without you", and then taking flight for the first time. Downplayed as he flies ''by'' the camera before it goes black, thus slightly averting its path.
* The feather in ''Film/ForrestGump''
* To many fans' horror, the ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' ends with a ''freeze frame'' of Harry flying at the camera, so his giant face is smushed across the screen. See page image.
* ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' inverts this with the camera flying at Creator/BruceCampbell at the end.
* The end of ''Film/NightAtTheMuseumBattleOfTheSmithsonian'' ends with an old fashioned biplane flying at the camera.
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' ends with [[EnsembleDarkhorse Slimer]] flying at the camera.
* One of the endings of ''Film/ParanormalActivity'' is [[spoiler: demon-possessed Katie]] attacking the camera.
* Danny Zuko's car at the end of ''Film/{{Grease}}''
* In TheStinger of ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', [[spoiler:Jack the Undead Monkey charges at the camera.]]
* ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' throws his weapon into the camera at the end off the movie.
* The original ending to ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' featured Audrey II bursting through the screen to devour the audience.
* The first ''Film/SpiderMan1'' ends with Spidey swinging at the camera.
* At the end of the first ''Film/FantasticFour'' movie, Johnny does this after recreating the team's ChestInsignia in the sky. [[spoiler: Subverted in that the movie actually ends after a minute or so, following a sequence where Doctor Doom's return is foreshadowed through an [[NothingIsScarier incredibly eerie]] SequelHook.]]
* ''Film/ResidentEvilRetribution'' ends with a dragon flying at the camera.
* ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' ends with Spidey swinging through a region of New York after jumping from a crane, he then shoots a web-line as the moon shows clearly behind Peter in slow motion.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* The last episode of ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'' ends with Geraldine ''flying into the air and towards the camera''. Yeah.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': The finale ends with Clark ripping off his shirt to reveal the Superman suit and charging at the camera.
** ''Warrior'' ends with Chloe firing an arrow at the camera.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' concluded at least two episodes this way:
** In one, Janeway and Seven end up playing a game on the holodeck that involves knocking a floating disk around using hand phasers. Eventually, one shot finds the camera.
** After Chakotay frees ''Voyager'' from "chaotic space" with some help from the local aliens, he ends up taking some time out for boxing on the holodeck. Boothby coaches him to make an adjustment to KO his opponent; then we get the second-person point of view as Chakotay punches said opponent in the face.
* ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'' ends with the protagonist's KidFromTheFuture appearing with future monsters hot on his heels. Kiva, Dark Kiva, Ixa, Future Kiva and the Arms Monsters all leap into the air for another fight, with everyone freezing just before Kiva Rider Kicks the camera.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The third season of ends with Drogon, one of Daenerys' three dragons, flying at the camera with a resounding screech.
** The sixth season ends with all three dragons flying at the camera [[spoiler:while Daenerys and her armada are crossing the sea to Westeros.]]


[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* The ''Series/SesameStreet'' musical skit "Surprise" has a PieInTheFace ending with the pie flying straight into the face of the viewer.

[[folder: Theater ]]

* At the end of the ScreenToStageAdaptation of ''Film/MaryPoppins'', Mary flies over the audience.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The ending sequences to many 2D ''SonicTheHedgehog'' games feature Sonic (or Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Cream) jumping towards the player and posing while suspended in air. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a75gm_ovvsY Sonic the Hedgehog 2's ending]] is the most notable in which both Tails's plane and (Super)Sonic fly away from the player only to come back head first.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwDPMUj1MGQ&NR=1 This remake of said ending]] does it right.
* ''No Mercy'' in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''.
* Some of the ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' games end like this.
** One of the ''VideoGame/{{Parodius}}'' games combines that with CameraAbuse.
* ''VideoGame/LEGOHarryPotter'' recreates the final scene from the third movie, but takes it further and ends with Harry in orbit.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' has Samus's gunship flies into the camera right before closing with a "See you next mission."
* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon]]'' ends with Spyro and Cynder happily flying around in Avalar, then swoop in towards the camera.
* ''VideoGame/{{Vexx}}'' ends with the title character punching the camera (presumably a shadow wraith) in the face, leaving us with just the title logo.
* After the camera pans up during the ending to ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', a Fletchling flies by and into the camera. Cut to black, and the credits roll. Doubles as a BrickJoke, as it mirrors how [[GoodMorningCrono the player was woken up by their mom's Fletchling at the start of the game]].


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* The last episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' ends with Batman running into the screen.
* The 2009 DC Universe animated ''WesternAnimation/WonderWoman'' feature has Wonder Woman charging into the camera as she is ready to take on the Cheetah.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' ends with Batman swinging towards the screen so that his black cape covers the entire screen.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Bye Bye, Nerdie" ends with Francine (a girl bully in which Lisa befriends in the episode who for some reason attacks only nerds and no one else because she is attracted to their sweat glands, and later on Lisa uses her for her science project because of this) charging at the camera after beating up several scientists at a science fair.
--->'''Francine''': I hate you!
* ''Magical Mystery Cure,'' the final episode of Season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ends with [[spoiler: Twilight Sparkle]] flying into the camera.
* Optimus Prime does this in the finale of ''Anime/TransformersArmada''.
* The ending scene of "The Sum of His Parts" in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has Cyborg chucking a football at a young boy with a prosthetic arm and telling him to "go long". The football flies into the vicinity of the camera, but doesn't actually hit it.