Stock Phrase where a character (often the Plucky Comic Relief) alerts the other character(s) of an "incoming" danger, often a large, falling object of some kind. Expect an Oh Crap! or two on the side. This is Truth in Television as "Incoming!" is the traditional warning call for artillery shelling about to hit a unit's area. Since this is often the deadliest form of attack, the soldiers definitely have to find cover. Not to be confused with the 1998 game of the same name by Rage Software.
Examples:This Very Wiki Films — Animated
- Veggie Tales: King George and the Ducky
Junior Asparagus: Incoming! Boysenberry at 3 o'clock!
- Gnomeo and Juliet has an "incoming!" followed by a flying gnome who lands lands hat-side down and the hat's point sticks in the ground.
- Battleground: "That's incoming mail!" (American shellfire is outgoing mail.)
Cris Johnson: [knows he's about to be punched by Liz's stalker] Incoming. [gets punched in the face]
- She's The Man
Toby: [cough] Incoming.
Viola: Check out the booty on that blondie.
- The Santa Clause
Scott Calvin: Santa rolling down the block in a PANZER! Well, kids, I... I certainly hope you have been good this year, because it looks like Santa just took out the Pearson home. Incoming!
- Transformers (2007). A F-22 Raptor jet approaches.
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009). Lennox and Sam are under attack by Mixmaster.
- The Matrix Reloaded. When a Squiddy throws a bomb at Soren's ship, a crewman yells "Incoming!". It doesn't help.
- The Matrix Revolutions
Officer: Commander Lock, I've got incoming.
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, when the Enterprise is getting walloped by Chang's Bird of Prey:
- Stripes combines this with an Oh Crap!, when a poorly aimed mortar shell comes in on where Sgt. Hulka is training the recruits.
- In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man tries to warn Captain America that there are some drones attacking his position... after he's already been blasted into the side of a car.
Iron Man: Cap, you've got incoming!
Captain America: Incoming already came in!
- Midsomer Murders episode "The Green Man"
Daniel Webster: Trouble.
Cully Barnaby: What?
Daniel Webster: Incoming. My dynamic dad.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Catalina Caper
TV's Frank: Frank! Incoming!
- Babylon 5 had more than a few during the various space battles, but the prequel movie In The Beginning had the best textbook example, when a building our heroes were in was about to be attacked from orbit.
Sheridan: HIT THE DECK!
- Doctor Who, "World War Three" - the Doctor has Mickey launch a missile at Downing Street to stop the Slitheen.
Soldier: What do you mean, 'incoming'?
- The Sisters Of Mercy's song "Ribbons" begins and ends with Andrew Eldritch screaming "Incoming!"
- C: The Contra Adventure. Sometimes when you make Ray launch a bomb in the third-person view mission:
- This is a voice command in Team Fortress 2 (humorous by the way the Heavy says it).
- A Space Marine shouts this in the opening video of the original Dawn of War, just as a horde of Orks hits their position. As you may expect, it is as epic as it gets.
- Ubiquitous in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series, usually whenever an RPG is fired or a grenade, thrown.
- Will occasionally be spoken by infantry who have been targeted by an impending artillery barrage in Company of Heroes, even before the player can see the shells. Usually followed by a frantic series of click-move-retreat commands.
- Some of the earlier Worms games start with a worm yelling "Incoming!"
- An episode of Action League Now from KaBlam! had Melt Man yell out "Incoming!" to warn the League of a flying cinder block... after it had already hit them.
- Transformers Animated:
Optimus Prime: Would it kill you guys to say something like, "Watch out," or, I don't know, "Heads up," or...
- "Transform and Roll Out!: Part One"
- "Mission Accomplished" - after episodes of trying and failing to convince the Elite Guard that there are still Decepticons on Earth, Optimus is asked if he has anything to say for himself. Cue Megatron blasting Starscream out of the air and right into their laps.
- Lenny does it at the end of a Sunday special in The Wotch. Of course, if you had read Accidental Centaurs before, you knew he would say that, since he crosses over both 'verses.
- Many more permanently established bases will have automated systems for issuing warnings over loudspeakers and other means.