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A StockPhrase where a character (often the PluckyComicRelief) alerts the other character(s) of an "incoming" danger, often a large, falling object of some kind.

Expect an OhCrap or two on the side.

This is TruthInTelevision 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''.


* IncomingHam

[[AC:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/GnomeoAndJuliet'' has an "incoming!" followed by a flying gnome who lands lands hat-side down and the hat's point sticks in the ground.
* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales: King George and the Ducky''
-->'''Junior Asparagus:''' Incoming! Boysenberry at 3 o'clock!

[[AC:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Battleground}}'': "That's incoming mail!" (American shellfire is outgoing mail.)
* ''Film/{{Next}}''
-->'''Cris Johnson:''' [knows he's about to be punched by Liz's stalker] Incoming. [gets punched in the face]
* ''Film/ShesTheMan''
-->'''Toby:''' [cough] Incoming.\\
'''Viola:''' Check out the booty on that blondie.
* ''Film/TheSantaClause''
-->'''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!
* ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' (2007). A F-22 Raptor jet approaches.
-->'''Ironhide:''' INCOMING!
* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' (2009). Lennox and Sam are under attack by Mixmaster.
-->'''Jetfire:''' INCOMING!
* ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''. When a Squiddy throws a bomb at Soren's ship, a crewman yells "Incoming!". It doesn't help.
* ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions''
-->'''Officer''': Commander Lock, [[TheCavalry I've got incoming.]]
-->'''Lock''': [[ZergRush We've got]] ''[[ZergRush a dock full of incoming!]]''
* ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'', when the ''Enterprise'' is getting walloped by Chang's Bird of Prey:
-->'''Chekov''': [[DangerDeadpan Incoming!]]
* ''Film/{{Stripes}}'' combines this with an OhCrap, when a poorly aimed mortar shell comes in on where Sgt. Hulka is training the recruits.
* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'':
** ComicBook/IronMan tries to warn ComicBook/CaptainAmerica 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!
** Played straight in the same battle, when one of the Ultron drones flies straight at the bridge of Nick Fury's Helicarrier.
-->'''Maria Hill:''' INCOMING!
* Not actually said in ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', but the [[AudienceParticipation audience may shout "Incoming!"]] when the alarm that proceeds Eddie's appearance goes off.

* ''Series/BabylonFive'' 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 [[DeathFromAbove attacked]] [[OrbitalBombardment from orbit.]]
-->'''Sheridan:''' [[OhCrap HIT THE DECK!]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E5WorldWarThree "World War Three"]], the Doctor has Mickey launch a missile at Downing Street to stop the Slitheen.
-->'''Soldier:''' What do you mean, 'incoming'?
* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' episode "The Green Man"
-->'''Daniel Webster:''' Trouble.\\
'''Cully Barnaby:''' What?\\
'''Daniel Webster:''' Incoming. My dynamic dad.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' - ''Catalina Caper''
-->'''TV's Frank:''' Frank! Incoming!

* Music/TheSistersOfMercy'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:
-->'''Ray:''' Incoming!
* This is a voice command in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' (humorous by the [[LargeHam way the Heavy says it]]).
* A SpaceMarine shouts this in the opening video of the original ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'', just as a horde of Orks hits their position. As you may expect, it is as epic as it gets.
* Ubiquitous in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: 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 ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'', even before the player can see the shells. [[OhCrap Usually followed by a frantic series of click-move-retreat commands]].
* Some of the earlier ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}'' games start with a worm yelling "Incoming!"
* A handy feature of ''VideoGame/ArmoredWarfare'', giving you about three seconds' warning of the nasty artillery or missile surprise you're about to receive.
* Whenever a grenade is tossed at the party in ''VideoGame/XMenLegends'', a random character in said party shouts their variation on "Incoming!" (Wolverine: "WE'VE GOT INCOMING!", Nightcrawler: "[[GratuitousGerman Mein Gott!]] Incoming!", etc.)

* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow'' from ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' had Melt Man yell out "Incoming!" to warn the League of a flying cinder block... after it had already hit them.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'':
** "Transform and Roll Out!: Part One"
-->'''Optimus Prime:''' Would it kill you guys to say something like, "Watch out," or, I don't know, "Heads up," or...\\
'''Ratchet:''' Incoming!
** "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.
-->'''Optimus:''' INCOMING!

* Lenny does it at the end of a Sunday special in ''Webcomic/TheWotch''. Of course, if you had read ''Accidental Centaurs'' before, you knew he would say that, since he crosses over both [[TheVerse 'verses]].

* Many more permanently established bases will have automated systems for issuing warnings over loudspeakers and other means.
-->'''"[[CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker Giant Voice]]" System''': [[MachineMonotone Rocket... Attack... Rocket... Attack... Rocket... Attack...]]
* In the US Army, you do not say "grenade" unless you mean (specifically) someone has thrown a grenade in your general direction and everyone near you had better join you in rapidly getting the hell away from it. When throwing a grenade, you yell "frag out." These are both very important since the kill radius of a modern hand grenade in the open is usually about five yards, and they can wound well past that.