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- Seen in the opening sequence of the first Gate Keepers series.
- Used in one of the opening sequences of Naruto.
- Also seen in the opening sequence of Kare Kano.
- The first opening sequence of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS ends with one of these.
- The second version of Code Geass' second opening ends with a gigantic V-Formation Team Shot; Zero in the center, the named Black Knights members behind him in a vague V-shape, and a mass of faceless uniformed Black Knights lined up in the background.
- Strike Witches does this in the opening credits, with Yoshika at the front.
- The second opening of Tokyo Underground features this setup.
- One Piece has now done this a number of times in its openings as the crew grows, usually focusing on each one grinning before panning out as the ending shot.
- Ties? Check. Suits? Check. Rings? Check. Box Weapons? Check. Major Badass look? Check.◊ Katekyō Hitman Reborn! is all set to go!!! And everyone is looking at their very best.
- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex subverts this by putting a a unique spin. The opening for 2nd Gig shows Section 9 against a white background with Motoko in the center and the other members on either side, but everyone is lined up and spaced apart instead of standing in a V formation. Pixiv even has a special tag for artworks that parody the 2nd Gig opening called "攻殻立ち" (Strike).
- Used many times on BIONICLE covers or title pages. Most notably the first and last issues have Tahu in the front in the same pose, except in the latter image, one side of the "V" is made up of villains.
- During the X-Wing Series a party of three is sent on a covert mission. Its leader, driving force, and most effective member if you don't count snarky comments is shown at the head of the little V they make on the way to a confrontation.
Film — Animated
Film — Live Action
- Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs Dai-Shocker:
- Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown also has this, with 5 of the eponymous Rider's basic forms (assumed by the Taros and Sieg), Zeronos Zero Form and finally Ryotaro in Liner Form, as they prepare to fight the revived Imagin army.
- Let's Go Kamen Rider: since there were 28 Riders present, they couldn't do a traditional V-formation (since the formation requires an odd number), so they pulled off two layers: the movie's five central Riders Den-O, New Den-O, OOO, and V1 and V2, with the 23 cameo Riders behind them.
- Behind the closing credits in Angels Revenge.
- The theatrical poster for the movie Valkyrie (though Col. Stauffenberg appears to be attempting a solo Power Walk).
- The final moments of The Specials.
- The poster for Star Trek: First Contact features this with the Borg. Lead characters get Floating Head Syndrome.
Live Action TV
- Leverage does this, while striding out of the smoke and in slow motion.
- It's also common for the various teams of Power Rangers to be seen like this, too.
- The cast of Glee gets one in "Theatricality" when they come to aid Kurt as he's being accosted by two jocks. They do this in full KISS and Lady Gaga outfits.
- Torchwood has them.
- A rather hilarious accidental one occurs for a brief moment on the miniseries John Adams of all places, as Mr. Adams and some of the other delegates enter the room to begin Framing the Constitution.
- Downton Abbey features it on their DVD covers, with Lord Grantham standing at the front.
- Real Humans for cover images.
- Doctor Who; the fiftieth anniversary special "Day of the Doctor" closes on this shot of the past incarnations of the Doctor,◊ with the Eleventh Doctor front and center, immediately flanked by Ten and the War Doctor. The First Doctor stands behind the Eleventh, mainly to maintain symmetry.
- Game of Thrones, the final shot of Eastwatch, has this with seven, being led by Jon Snow and consisting of Tormund Giantsbane, Jorah Mormont, Gendry, Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, and Sandor "The Hound" Clegane.
- Momoiro Clover Z's Animated Music Video for Sailor Moon Crystal's Opening Theme "Moon Pride" has the CGI Sailor Senshi pose in a V-formation with Sailor Moon at center at the end of a synchronized Power Walk.
- Big Audio Dynamite are frequently shown in this formation in the video for "Sightsee MC".
- The elaborate choreography employed by *NSYNC usually opened or finished with them in the formation.◊
- In the WWE Survivor Series pay-per-views, the teams of wrestlers will be shown in this formation with the "captain" front and center.
- Almost every piece of BIONICLE promotional art showing all six members of a given set wave did this within the first six years, occasionally with some variation such as one character flying above the pose. Come 2008, when set waves became more diverse in who was in them, this became considerably less frequent; after all, having heroes and villains posing together as a team wouldn't make all that much sense.
- Dissidia: Final Fantasy:
- The cover of Monaco: What's Yours is Mine.
- In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (and Platinum), when you beat the Elite Four, you go into the backroom and record your team into the hall of fame. After going through a montage showing each of your team members, it shows a V Formation Team Shot, with your trainer sprite in the center, and three Pokémon flanking you on either side. Their order depends on what order you had them in your party.
- Heart Gold and Soul Silver (remake for Pokémon Gold and Silver) also feature this with the photographers around the game map, who'll take a picture of you and your team of six Pokémon in such a shot.
- Subverted in Metal Gear Solid 4, after Snake meets Akiba and disarms him. Meryl introduces her team as Rat Patrol 01, with her in point and Jonathan and Ed behind her, then Johnny rushes in and completely screws it up◊ with the silliest pose.
- Did one for all the main heroes in the Mega Man (all 7 of them) series, (with Grey and Ashe (from ZX Advent), but not Lan (from Mega Man Battle Network), Behold◊.
- And then again, in a piece of official artwork for Mega Man Star Force 3 showing the five kids (Geo, Sonia, Luna, Bud and Zack) standing on a half destroyed bridge◊ alongside Solo and A.C. Eos.
- The Final Fantasy Tactics A2 promotional poster/wallpaper◊ has this, with Luso in the center.
- Done in Super Smash Bros. Brawl by Mario, Yoshi, Pit, Link and Kirby, as demonstrated here.
- In Super Mario RPG, the Axem Rangers group around the Breaker Beam like this; Axem Red, of course, takes the front position.
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown has this on its game cover. Additionally, on the selection screen for the next mission, your soldiers stand in a V formation, with the most experienced fighter taking point.
- Warriors Orochi does this with the entire combined cast of Dynasty Warriors & Samurai Warriors.
- At the end of every match in Overwatch, the winning team is presented in this fashion. Each character has a set of unique unlockable poses for the team shot.
- Super Robot Wars V has this on the "Premium Anime Song & Sound Edition's" cover art, consisting of (from left to right) Black Sarena, Xi Gundam, Shin Getter-1, Arbalest, Might Gaine, Zambot 3, Eva Unit-01, ZZ Gundam, Mazinger Z and Villkiss, with the Yamato positioned inbetween.
- With the War of the Chosen expansion for Xcom 2, players will be able to make posters after each mission, and one of the options for the squad formation is this trope.
- The trope was originally named after Justice League, whose main characters are seen silhouetted in this manner in the opening.
- They also throw in a Power Walk.
- The Justice League Unlimited series takes the shot and the silhouettes to an extreme level — from the Magnificent Seven to the Magnificent Thirty-Seven.
- Seen in the opening sequence of Teen Titans.
- The opening sequence for Metalocalypse, and the cover of the Fake Band Dethklok's album.
- Team Go from Kim Possible does this. Even before ass kicking.
- The Kids Next Door get one in their TV movie Operation: Z.E.R.O., when they exit their escape pods at the museum.
- The Club of Heroes do this at the end of the teaser for the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Powerless!".
- Geese flying in formation.
- Similarly, several aircraft formations mimic this. A four-plane version used by the Americans during World War II is known as the Finger Four (named for the positions your fingertips are in if you look at your hand, and if you aren't missing any fingers, not counting the thumb, obviously. Leave one of the middle spots empty to do a Missing Man Formation. If you line everyone up using only one half of the V, you get an Echelon formation instead.
- A promotional poster for the 1992 Cricket World Cup showed the participating nations' captains (minus South Africa, who were a late addition) like this.