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Therkla: Elan, I left the door open for you, you know.
Elan: Right, that's why I had to go around and find another way to crash dramatically into the scene.

Something's going on in the plot, and it's not good. Maybe there's a dramatic confrontation, maybe your best bud is losing a fight, but whatever the case, you need to get in there, fast, dramatically, and — *THUMPCRASH!*

All of you, listen up! For these cases, you need the Dynamic Entry!

The Dynamic Entry has three main elements:

  1. Speed — It has to be fast.
  2. Surprise — They can't see it coming until it's too late.
  3. Violence — It's gotta hurt.

The most common form is a diving kick from off screen, usually directed mostly horizontally, hitting whoever happens to be on-screen at the time. Most of the time, it's not clear how exactly they launched themselves thusly. Often suggests a Large Ham or some-such (in which case the Dynamic Entry indicates an Incoming Ham as well). May overlap with Big Damn Heroes.


Contrast Diving Save. The "Hey, You!" Haymaker is a subtrope of this. See Your Door Was Open for the not-dynamic-but-just-as-sudden-or-unexplained entry. Sometimes combined with There Was a Door or Super Window Jump, for when the Dynamic Entry comes through a wall or window to increase the surprise factor. Can overlap with Attack Hello.

If the entry kills someone, it is probably a Surprisingly Sudden Death. If somebody else throws you, then it's a Fastball Special. If you need a rope, it's Fast-Roping. It's almost always a key part of a Big Damn Heroes moment, and frequently a Big Entrance.

Compare Chandler's Law. See also Stealth Hi/Bye and *Click* Hello which are equally surprising but not immediately violent. In the Back can be used this way if the attacker isn't seen until he strikes.

This should not be confused with Feet-First Introduction.



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  • The Kool-Aid Man's preferred method of dispensing Kool-Aid to thirsty kids: Bursting through a brick wall and shouting ''OH YEAH!''
  • Several Stride commercials use this, with Stride executives or something else suddenly appearing and attacking people for not spitting out their gum, since it's "ridiculously long lasting."
  • One of the Old Spice commercials with Terry Crews involves him interrupting a Bounce commercial by smashing through the wall on a jet ski before shouting "OLD SPICE MAKES YOU SMELL LIKE POWEEEEEEEEER! It's so powerful it sells itself in other people's commercials!"
  • Some of the Ladbrokes commercials are disguised as commercials for items that don't exist, like made-up energy drinks. However, these get interrupted by an Italian commentator by him kicking a soccer ball into the actor's face.

    Anime and Manga 
  • Variation in Ai Yori Aoshi: Chika pulls a flying tackle on Kaoru that ends with her crotch right in his face. And holds on for far longer than poor Kaoru is comfortable with.
  • Ken Akamatsu seems to like this trope:
    • This is Su's standard greeting to Keitaro in Love Hina. In one case, she runs across a rooftop to deliver one through an open window...and somehow lands with her legs wrapped around his head.
    • Asuna to Ayaka twice in Chapter 14 (Volume 2) of ''Negima! Magister Negi Magi' — once breaking Negi's Marshmallow Hell, and once in the subsequent flashback to snap her out of her grief at her brother's stillbirth.
    • Come to think of it, the girls of 3-A will do this for just about any reason. Even to say "hello" in at least one case.
    • This happens a lot in Negima, whenever someone barges in a scene. It's sometime justified, such as when Asuna socks Eva to stop her from drinking Negi's blood, but it just gets bizarre when Little Miss Snarker Yue does it as she interjects in a perfectly mundane conversation between her classmates. Asuna is really fond of it. Recently, Chisame seems to be picking it up, too.
    • Even the Shrinking Violet Nodoka's done it, but she used a big heavy book. Justified because she was stopping Haruna creating different out-of-character versions of herself — for a laugh. It's that kind of manga.
    • Nodoka and Yue do the above simultaneously when the same Haruna attempts to create more mischief. Albeit, they were already in the same room, so it's less on the entry part.
    • Then there's Anya, who enters with a Freaking Flying Fire Kick that Negi barely dodges. Granted, she appeared two panels before between Nodoka and Yue, but they were watching from afar.
    • Chapter 280 has Setsuna quite literally dropping in from out of nowhere, in the process hacking off the arm of the person who was about to kill Nodoka.
  • Assassination Classroom:
    • In his very first scene, Itona enters the classroom by casually walking straight through the back wall.
    • In Chapter 86, Karma comes out of nowhere and pulls off a two footed kick against Shiro's goons, while Maehara takes out another in the background of the same panel with a one footed version.
  • Baccano!'s Rachel features this method of entry during her Big Damn Heroes moment when she saves the Senator's wife and daughter.
  • The Big O: Although the Big O is probably one of the slowest moving robots in anime, it manages to score several throughout the series. In Episode 13, Big O rises from beneath the ground to save Roger from psychopath android Red Destiny. Big O does this by smashing said android into the ceiling of the subway tunnel both Roger and Red Destiny were standing in.
    • Additionally, Big O punches through a wall to save Dorothy from a spider-mech in Season 2.
    • Not to mention how it's usually summoned. It usually shows up coming out of the ground and sometimes collapsing a building for good measure.
  • While Black Lagoon features no shortage of the guns-blazing variant, there's a notable subversion in the 'Roberta's Blood Trail' OVA: a bunch of hapless Colombian Cartel mooks attempt a door breach on a room full of US Special Forces, only to get shot straight through the door. To make things worse, one of them drops the grenade he was holding, which proceeds to bounce down the stairway to where the rest of the Cartel mooks had been standing. Unsurprisingly the US forces easily escape in the confusion.
  • Isshin Kurosaki from Bleach does this to his son Ichigo every morning. It was even featured in one of the openings for the series. Hell, it happened in the very first episode ever when the poor boy walks into his house! On at least one occasion, Ichigo has even dynamic-entried his father back!
    • Also, when Orihime first learns of her power from her "guardian spirits", the grim spirit Tsubaki does this to the leader spirit Shun'u for wasting time explaining to Orihime while a Hollow is bearing down on them.
    • Keigo and Mizuiro first met Ichigo and Chad when they pull a simultaneous Dynamic Entry in front of them, by kicking two Delinquents in their faces and then running away.
    • Komamura pulls one on Poww, who has Ikkaku down for the count. How? He punches him in the face. Which sends Poww flying into a house.
    • In the manga, Nel and Pesche return to the story via pulling these on Ichigo after his meeting and brief fight with Ivan Azgiaro.
    • When Yoruichi returns to the story in the last arc, it's via her suddenly thrusting her hand through the centre of Orihime's breasts to correct her very Stripperiffic dress's position back on Orihime's chest.
  • In the anime/manga Buso Renkin, Mamoru Sakimori (Captain Bravo) is fond of doing this. Sometimes he says the phrase, sometimes he eschews it in favor of simple buttkickery.
  • In Case Closed Chapter 830, Sera Masumi pulls this on none other than Kaitou Kid. Kid disguised himself as Sera, thinking she was a boy and even going as far as stripping her out of her outerwear, something he normally never does to women. One of the reasons Kid made the error he did is that he caught Sera was in the boys' restroom (Turns out the girls' toilets were full).
  • A Certain Magical Index has several of these, including many from Kuroko to get close to Mikoto or to keep someone else from getting close to her.
    • Also Touma pulls several of these for a last-second spell cancel or fist to the face
    • One of the most epic examples was Touma blowing open the doors to a church to save Orsola from Agnese and her nuns, backed by a blazing wall of fire created by Stiyl's fire demon Innocentius.
  • CLANNAD: Done by Kyou to Sunohara when the latter was messing with her pet boar — immediately preceded by a well-aimed textbook to the face.
  • Code Geass:
    • Suzaku smashes through a window to attack Mao in the first season and in R2 Episode 21, he drops from the ceiling to knock out all the guards after Lelouch declares himself Emperor, a move which earned him one of the most amusing of his many nicknames, Roofzaku.
    • The first season finale has "Orange-kun" ambushing Lelouch by crashing his custom aircraft through a wall, screaming "ALL HAIL BRITANNIA!!!" as a battlecry. It's simultaneously hilarious and awesome, considering he's crazy at the time.
  • In Darker Than Black, when Wei is just about to kill Kirihara and Saito, Hei blasts a hole in the wall and flies out of the smoke feet first, directly into his face.
  • In Death Note Episode 14 (Friend), Misa jumps onto Light, pushing him to the ground. Needless to say, Light is not amused.
    Light: [thinking] This is the first time in my life that I've been provoked to hit a woman.
  • D.Gray-Man featured a truly epic scene in Chapter 139 when, during Lulu Bell's assault on the Black Order HQ, Allen dropped down from overhead and sliced a Skull in half lengthwise, then announced that This Is Unforgivable! while still standing on top of his BFS.
  • Dragon Ball Z:
    • Piccolo pretty much lives off this trope especially in the non-canon movies, appearing Just in Time to stop the villains killing Gohan or Goku. Usually has a Pre Ass Kicking One Liner too.
    • Kid Goku's dynamic entrance when saving Tien from Drum in the original series set the standard.
    • Vegeta when he saves Son Goku from being drained to death by Android 19.
      • He gets a pretty good one in Movie Seven too, saving Goku from being throttled by Meta Cooler.
    • (Future) Gohan in the History of Trunks Movie.
      Android 17: That's ten points, now we're ti—(kicked into a building)
  • For Durarara!!'s Shizuo, jump-kicking people is simply too ordinary an introduction. Instead, he throws vending machines at their heads.
    • Taken to its logical conclusion in Volume 9: there's a part where all but one character enters the scene by jump-kicking or trying to jumpkick someone (mostly Izaya) in the face.
  • In Endride, Guidoro flies right into the fray and saves Demetrio's life in the process when he reappears after his Disney Death several episodes earlier.
  • In Excel Saga, Excel greets Elgala's face feet first, screaming at her for not being around to help with Hyatt's latest, and possibly actual, death.
  • Fairy Tail: During the Tenrou Island arc, when Grimoire Heart's leader Master Hades has Team Natsu on the ropes and about to blast Natsu after dropping a Breaking Speech, suddenly exiled guildmate Laxus Dreyar blasts his way into the enemy airship in a bolt of lightning to intercept Hades' hand and starts fighting the dark guild leader himself after some trash-talk.
  • Saito from The Familiar of Zero crashes through an expensive-looking glass window and slashes downward at Viscount Wardes just in time to interrupt a wedding. Although most dynamic entries seem random and deus-ex-machina-ish, this one was justified because of Saito's variant of the Magical Eye allowing him to hear and see through his master's senses.
  • In Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA, Illya seems to be fond of these at the ends of story arcs. But even her Dynamic Entries are no match for her mother Irisviel, who jumps a Mercedes Benz 300SL "Gullwing" into the scene!
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood:
    • Episode 23 is basically Dynamic Entry: The Episode. Pretty much everyone gets one, though it's hard to beat Ling bursting up from the sewers to shove a grenade down Gluttony's throat as the best.
    • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood in general is full of these. Note The return of Lanfan in Episode 47.
    • And, in the manga, Izumi is the master of these. Her very first introduction was a freakin' flying kick that took two sheets of awesome!... into Edward's face. But still awesome!
  • Full Metal Panic!: Kaname does this multiple times. In a broader definition, Sousuke also pulls one off with the Arbalest in Khanka: he leaps over a Savage, stabbing it's neck in the process then runs off without stopping for a moment.
  • Done twice practically back-to-back in epic style in Episodes 39/40 of GaoGaiGar. First, Soldato-J inadvertently saves Guy by riding a missile through a wall to fight the Arm and Eye Primevals. In the opening sequence of the very next episode, Mamoru bursts through the floor of the Main Order Room riding Galeon to rescue Mikoto and the GGG bridge crew from the Nail and Ear Primevals.
  • Futaba does this to Gargoyle with amazing frequency in Gargoyle of the Yoshinagas. Probably one of the younger dynamic kickers on this page.
  • In one episode of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Batou is under fire by invisible assassins while trying to protect a witness. When the Major comes to the rescue, she drives her fancy sports car right into the lobby and up a short flight of stairs, only to jump out and shoot the attackers.
  • In Girls und Panzer, when Oarai's tankery instructor, Ami, turns up, she does so by having her Type-10 Main Battle Tank air-dropped by a huge transport plane, crushing the principal of Oarai Academy's new Ferrari. Why? Well why not?
  • Great Teacher Onizuka: When rescuing Miyabi and her friends, Onizuka makes a Super Window Jump by Fast-Roping from a freaking blimp to crash through the hotel suite window.
  • GTO: The Early Years:
    • Natsu shows up to the fight between the Oni-Baku and Yokohama Cavalry by riding his motorcycle in front of a car, destroying it. He's completely unharmed.
    • Fumiya shows up to rescue Yasuo and Atsushi from an imminent Golf Clubbing by driving onto the thugs, hitting one in the face with his rear tire.
  • Haruhi Suzumiya:
  • In Hayate the Combat Butler, Yukiji does this in Chapter 151 by kicking a bear in the face. Hayate also pulls this routinely.
  • Cure Blossom and Cure Marine entered one battle in Heart Catch Pretty Cure by slamming their rears into the monster's face.
  • Spain from Hetalia: Axis Powers gets his pet bull to pull one of these against Turkey. And in the Hetalia 2010 Bloodbath Iceland arrives at Germany's house in a Santa sleigh.
  • Inuyasha: Sesshoumaru's a big fan of both the Big Entrance and this trope. One of his most notable examples is when Kagome, Sango and Miroku were dying from Mukotsu's poison and Mukotsu tries to strangle Kagome for good measure. Claws rip through the side of Mukotsu's body, saving everyone just in time... and the reveal is that it's Sesshoumaru who made the grand entrance, not Inuyasha. The sole reason this isn't an example of Surprisingly Sudden Death is because Mukotsu is one of the walking dead, resurrected by a shikon shard, so only the removal of the shard from his body will actually kill him. Sesshoumaru achieves that on his second attack.
    • One particularly memorable example was in Episode 128 of the anime. During the Cultural Festival at school, Inuyasha broke through the ceiling searching for one of the monsters lurking around the school, right in the middle of the play Kagome and her friends are performing. To cover it up, Kagome just pretends it's all part of the play.
  • When Jin in Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens simply could not put a foot in his mouth and was about to blow Nagi's cover, she dutifully shuts him up with a "Shaato Youar Mowthu" flying kick.
  • Ayu from Kanon has many dynamic entries upon an unsuspecting Yuichi, especially early in the series.
  • In the opening of the Koihime†Musou OVA, Rinrin tried to do this. Didn't work, and was more for laughs than anything else, but it was close enough.
  • Kyouka, given her general personality, kicks down a door twice in Episode 7 of Kyouran Kazoku Nikki. As she explains, for a god such as herself, such an entry is expected. Lampshaded when her dynamic entries are shown to have gotten the family banned from all but one of the restaurants in the general area.
  • Right when Nao was losing hope in the first Revival round of the Liar Game, Akiyama appears from the window which was definitely not on the first floor.
  • The Love And Creed Of Sae Maki:
    • Sae rescues Misao from the thugs harassing her by suddenly kicking one in the head.
    • During Sae's Court Seiga comes to Kokai's rescue by running down her costumed soldier with his motorcycle.
  • In Chapter 13 of the hentai manga Love and Devil, the titular succubus uses some combination of Demonic Possession and telefraging on a man that's having sex with an angel. The result is two parts Ludicrous Gibs, two parts Slasher Smile, and one part Rule of Sexy.
  • After Fate from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's manages to injure the mysterious masked man, a second masked man appears and does this to her.
    • The first masked man debuted this way too, nailing Chrono before he could apprehend Shamal.
    • Earlier in the same season, Nanoha is interrupted from firing her Starlight Breaker by Shamal shoving her arm through Nanoha's chest from behind.
    • Anb more recently in FORCE Deville of Huckebein pulls this on Isis and Nanoha.
  • In Manabi Straight!, Manabi makes this her greeting to her homeroom-teacher-ally upon learning that her much-awaited, blood-and-sweat-planned School Festival was to be canceled out of nowhere.
  • Caren in Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch always does her rescues — er, "rescues" — this way. Then again, it's not as dynamic as most, considering she, and most everyone else in this series, uses The Power of Rock.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00's Graham Aker seems to love this, most notable being during ep4 of S2 where he intercepts the 00 Gundam with an aerial tackle just as it's about to destroy the A-Laws carrier.
    • The absolutely epic moment in Episode 35 of Gundam SEED: a ZAFT mobile suit is about to blow away most of the good guys then BAM! The offender's weapon is blown out of his hands! A split second later, Not Quite Dead Kira Yamato and his shiny new Freedom Gundam quite literately drops out of the sky (from orbit!) and decapitates the Mobile Suit with a combination of a high-speed flyby and a beam saber. Absolutely no one saw that one coming.
    • Kira and the Freedom have a knack for this kind of thing, as it happens multiple times in the sequel. He even saves the Minerva's bridge crew in the exact same way he saved the Archangel's back in the original series! The guy certainly knows how to make an entrance.
      • This could be handwaved as laziness from the producers' side, as well as the fact that SEED Destiny had a tighter budget than SEED. As a result, they resorted to re-using old footage and digitally changing a few details, to the point where many of the most epic battle in SEED Destiny are merely Clip Show battles, using altered scenes from earlier in the show, or even from SEED (with new Mobile Suits here and there. Most of Impulse's action-scenes are just footage from Strike Gundam's scenes, with Strike having been digitally replaced with Impulse. Talk about lazy...
      • It's at least justified. The Freedom's powered by a reactor instead of the standard battery packnote  and is also one of the fastest Suits in the series. It can quite literally go anywhere, and very quickly at that (even drop in from orbit as mentioned earlier). And due to the (more often than not) chaotic battle conditions, there is little-to-no warning before he shows up.
  • In My Hero Academia, when a gigantic monster is attacking a city, Sizeshifter heroine Mt. Lady enters with her "Canyon Cannon," a flying kick that knocks the monster off to the side, stealing Kamui Woods's glory in the process. It should be noted this is one of the first few moments of the first chapter.
  • Naruto:
    • Might Guy is the Trope Namer seen here. He embodies this trope so much that he invokes it verbatim.
      • Guy's ultimate Eight Gates attack is essentially this, but taken to a level where he approaches his target (Madara) so fast that not only does it catch him off-guard, it warps the space in front of him. The collision of the attack surpasses a Tailed Beast Bomb in destructiveness.
    • In the second Chuunin Exam, Anko introduced herself by somersaulting through the exam room window. It was closed.
    • Conversely, the Raikage's tendency to break down walls or windows in order to leave a room would be a Dynamic Exit.
    • He also provides a straight example: Jugo caught the guy off-guard with his Beam Spam and figured he obliterated him completely. Cue the Raikage popping up out of fucking nowhere and checking Jugo into the wall. Jugo is next seen two and a half chapters later, still stuck in the wall.
    • Animal path Pain breaks into the Leaf Village's interrogation facility by having a giant rhino smash through the wall.
    • Naruto pulls one from above, complete with Rasengen, no less, on Asura path Pain.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion:
    • Episode 19. Misato and co. are about to be vaporized by an Angel, when Unit 01 bursts through a wall and punches it in the face. You read that right. Dynamic Entry, as performed by a Humongous Mecha. That's what happens when you make Shinji mad.
    • End of Evangelion. Twice: Misato headshots a soldier from off-screen, guns down another while running and pins the last one to the nearest wall when she stops, dropping a Pre-Mortem One-Liner before she shoots him in the head at point-blank range. A while later, Asuka opens The Last Dance against the MP Evas with a flying kick to her first target's skull, turning it into a massive blood splatter on impact.
    • Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0. An Angel appears and blows a fleet of battleships to hell. Misato's car is under fire... then Unit 02 is paradropped from the air, avoids the Angel's attacks and opens fire with a crossbow-like weapon while falling; finishes the job by landing on the core so hard it shatters. You heard that right, by the time Unit 02 lands the Angel is already dead.
    • Mari pulls one off right at the beginning of the film. The Angel is about to escape, the base commander asks "what in the hell is Unit 05 doing?!"... cue said Eva firing it's thrusters underneath the hole the Angel just exited, flying after it and impaling it onto a pillar while the pilot screams "No, you DON'T!!! GET BACK HERE!!!".
    • Also at the end of the film when Kaworu pulls one of these all the way from the moon, impaling Unit 01 with Lance of Cassius thrown from orbit in the process.
  • In Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!, the very first thing the title character does in the story is save Mahiro's life by punching through the chest of a monster that was trying to kill him. The second thing she does is introduce herself to Mahiro by performing Kamen Rider #1's henshin pose and declaring herself "The Crawling Chaos who creeps up on you with a smile!"
  • One Piece on Fish-Man Island. Luffy shoots out of a shark's mouth he was hiding in at the time before performing a soru and kicking the current Big Bad right in the chest, just as he's about to decapitate king Neptune.
    • Luffy has a tendency to do this. In the Alabasta arc, he did this to Smoker and Ace, who were staring each other down a few moments before and preparing to fight, sending them flying through about a dozen buildings. The funniest part is that he wasn't trying to; they just happened to be in his way when he crashed into the restaurant that they were in, looking for food.
    • Sanji is no stranger to this either e.g his dynamic entrances in Rain Dinners and Enies Lobby usually overlaps with Big Damn Heroes.
    • While he doesn't do it as often as Luffy and Sanji do, Zoro still has a few dynamic entrances one of his standouts being his rescue of Brook in Thriller Bark... or his reappearance in the post Time Skip by cutting a ship in half like Mihawk.
    • In the Sabaody Arc X Drake saves Urouge's butt by Dynamic Entrying (albeit using a slight variation) a Pacifista.
    • Near the end of the CP9 saga, Vice-Admiral Garp, Luffy's grandfather, enters into the room where the Straw Hats are staying by punching through the wall. When he later orders his subordinates to fix it, he states that he entered that way because it's cooler. His subordinates counter by making him help with the repairs.
    • Subverted with Usopp during the Big Damn Heroes moment in One Piece Film: Strong World as he gets his foot stuck in the sliding door when trying to kick it open.
      Sanji: You've got do it with flare, here let me show you
      Usopp: Wait I'm still stuck!! SMASH.
    • At the climax of Totto Land arc, Luffy make his entrance to wreck Sanji and Pudding's wedding ceremony by multiplying himself with Brulee's cloning power and bursting out of the gigantic wedding cake prepared for the ceremony.
      • Later in the same arc Sanji burst in the at the last second to save Luffy getting sliced by Charlotte Raisin.
    • Donquixote Mjosgard a White Sheep among Nobles make his entrance by sending Saint Charlos flying with a iron club, when the former was trying to make Shirahoshi a Sex Slave.
    • Wano Arc:
      • Luffy greets Kaido by hitting him with a Elephant Gun to head.
      • King one of Kaido's Co-Dragons appears in his Pteranodon-form to kick Big Mom's ship off a waterfall.
      • Zoro and Sanji arrive Just in Time to prevent little girl Toko getting riddled with bullets by Shogun Orochi.
  • In Episode 3 of Ouran High School Host Club, Tamaki does this to a guy dressed as a doctor whom everyone assumes is a pervert. In the Manga though, it is Honey who pulls this off.
  • Outlaw Star: after an episode full of a thief masquerading as a terrorist talking down to Gene and acting like an Insufferable Genius while robbing a jewelry shop on a space station, Gene gets back at him . . . by crashing his ship into the space station right in front of where the criminal is standing, and jumping out of the ship just to punch the criminal so hard his teeth are knocked out!
  • In the one of the last Hoenn episodes of Pokémon: Advanced Battle, At the End of the Fray (AG131), Team Rocket was working for a guy who was able to do PUNCHING THROUGH THE WALL.
    • Brock first appears in Advance Generation by throwing Forretress (using Explosion as soon as he was released) at a flock of Taillow that was menacing Ash, May and Max.
    • Once Ash and the gang enter Pinwheel Forest, a Sewaddle appears out of nowhere, kicks Pikachu to the ground, bites it, and uses String Shot on Ash. Ash, of course, thinks that Sewaddle is cool, and ends up catching it.
  • In Pretty Cure All Stars DX 1, Honoka and Nagisa give one by rescuing three of the Yes Precure 5 Go Go members by jumping straight up, kicking an airliner monster in the gut, making it crumple over in pain!
  • Ranma ½: Shampoo's usual entry into a scene is to crash through a wall, running over someone with her bicycle while saying "Nihao." Ryoga also doesn't care much for using doors.
  • Done spectacularly well at the end of Volume 34 of Rave Master (Groove Adventure RAVE) when Haru comes crashing through a stone wall to kick Lucia in the face just before he can execute Elie. And then he screams "BRING IT!!!" in an extreme close-up. (The effect is slightly lessened if you realize Hiro Mashima copied the shot WHOLE from an early chapter of Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-.)
  • Rebuild World:
    • When all hope seems lost for Akira and Katsuragi's caravan, Sara and Elena burst onto the scene in a jeep, guns blazing. Their highly explosive Abnormal Ammo blasts a massive hole in the incoming monster army, and they soon clean up shop.
    • Just when Akira seems to have gotten in the clear after a massive battle, he has his first encounter with Yanigisawa, pouncing on him from having been hiding in Chameleon Camouflage, palm-striking Akira off the roof of his vehicle, and holding a gun between his eyes to interrogate him about a fugutive Akira's been known to be in contact with.
  • A variation: in Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas, Manigoldo introduces himself to Hypnos and Thanatos by suddenly appearing out of nowhere and kicking the chessboard they were playing with across the room.
  • The first appearance of Humongous Mecha Robeast Daiku Maryu in Gaiking: Legend of Daiku Maryu has it jump out of the ocean, bite deeply into an Armoured Beast's neck, and send another flying with its tail, all in one manouevre.
  • Earlier on in Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Maria had a habit of delivering flying kicks, generally to Nozomu, because she couldn't distinguish things she saw on television from reality. In one instance, Harumi attacks Chiri with a dynamic entry kick after Chiri insults her manga.
  • Ryoma's entry in the Shin Getter Robo vs. Neo Getter Robo OVA, which involved jumping from the head of a 200 feet tall robot to dropkick a dinosaur in the face.
  • Suite Pretty Cure ♪: Hummy has a tendency to fall from the sky, all four legs spread out wide. she has shown the ability to do this even indoors in areas where there is no logical way for her to have gotten where she's falling from.
  • In Sword Art Online, Asuna pulls this / Big Damn Heroes, running into the fight slightly faster than the game's speed cap, and knocks the player-killer who had paralyzed and had been tormenting Kirito into a wall. And yes, she does manage to save Kirito's life.
  • Kamina's "WHO-THE-HELL-DO-YOU-THINK-I-AM KICK" from Episode 2 of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
    • It was so hard, in fact, that it broke the legs of the Gunmen he was riding in.
    • He also immediately chains it into the "HANDS-OFF-MY-BELOVED-LITTLE-BROTHER-PUNCH!!!", which breaks the arm of the Gunmen he was riding in. It's a two-parter!
    • More spectacularly, Gurren Lagann's first-ever hyperspace jump in Episode 23. Simon uses the momentum to leap out of the robot, skid across a cavern and deliver a tooth-loosening "Let's see you GRIT THOSE TEETH!" punch to the suicidally remorseful Rossiu in the last second before the latter can shoot himself.
    • Yoko's introduction in the first chapter. She crashes through the ceiling while firing her huge rifle. Along with a freakin' Ganmen.
  • Arihiko of Tsukihime manages to compress the statement "Good morning, Shiki. I'm disappointed that you never told me you had a sister" into a running dropkick (and dismisses Shiki's insistence that this might have been a bit excessive).
  • Otcho from 20th Century Boys leaps through a church window to plant himself between his ally Kanna and a Mook pointing a shotgun at her.

    Comic Books 
  • Batman:
    • Sometimes Batman does it on purpose to distract crooks from would-be victims. In one Elseworlds comic, his pirate incarnation does it to a shark. Just because. The cool factor is in no way undercut in Batman: Year One when they show all the preparation that goes into his entrance, including tranquilizing the guards, cutting the power and setting up the explosives and fog machines by the wall.
      Batman: Ladies. Gentlemen. You have eaten well. You have eaten Gotham's wealth. Its spirit. Your feast is nearly over. From now on... none of you are safe.
    • Batman gets it done to him sometimes too: In Batman: Gotham Knights issue 34, the last page of the main story shows Huntress spying on Batman from a rooftop overlooking the alley he is standing in. When the story picks up in the next issue, she is kicking him in the face while calling him a hypocrite. As he's picking himself off the ground in the next panel, he say "I deserved that."
    • Done in the most awesome and ridiculous manner in Superman/Batman New 52 Annual-2 as Batman appears on scene to save Brought Down to Normal Clark Kent from Bane while riding Killer Croc like a mighty steed.
  • Captain America, having come back from the dead, makes his presence known to Norman Osborn (wearing an Iron Man armour) by hurling his shield at him, shown in slow motion as the shield reflects off of Osborn's faceplate.
  • Earth 2: The Atom combines this with Goomba Stomp when he jumps out of a plane, grows to giant size, and lands on Grundy's head.
  • In The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Roam plugs two of Trinexx's heads with arrows, just in time to save a hapless Link.
  • They don't get much more dynamic than this Jim Steranko double-page spread from Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D #1, with a shirtless Fury crashing a Cool Bike through a wall, Guns Akimbo.
  • Paperinik New Adventures: Xadhoom. Although, did she actually need to punch through that brick wall?
  • All of the heroes in Sin City do it at one time or another. The most notable example would be Marv in his very first appearance. The police are knocking on his hotel door. They know exactly where he is and are demanding that he come out... and yet he still manages this.
  • Robin (1993): Mather's contractor group is first seen rappelling into a room guns blazing, to kill the hiding surviving victims of Strader Pharmaceuticals illegal drug trails.
  • Spider-Man:
  • Superman:
    • If you had a nickel for every time Superman has crashed through a wall into an unsuspecting foe, you'd be a rich man. Even when there is a door. An open door, occasionally! On occasion, somebody realized this tendency, and put a Bucket Booby-Trap above the wall.
    • In Superman: Brainiac, an army of Brainiac's androids are invading an alien city when all of sudden the Man of Steel swoops in and punches one of them.
    • In Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, several crooks are robbing the New York Metropolitan Museum. All of sudden Spider-Man lands among them, kicks a mook, and quickly knocks other three crooks down.
    • In Red Daughter of Krypton, Sheko is about to mind-rape several more innocent bystanders when a heat blast hits her from behind. Cue Supergirl swooping in on her.
    • During The Final Days of Superman, this is how Supergirl'' barges in on the battle between her cousin and the Energy Superman: she dove from the sky and double-kicked the false Superman while she yelled: "Leave my cousin alone!"
    • In Supergirl (Rebirth), Kara interrupts the battle between Lar-On and the DEO agents when she suddenly swoops in on the werewolf, grabs him and flies away with him.
    • In Bizarrogirl, Supergirl does this twice. When it looks like Bizarrogirl is about to hurt Jimmy Olsen, Kara bursts into her lair, swoops in on her twin and slugs her from behind. Shortly after she repeats the maneuver when Bizarrogirl is about to fry Gangbuster.
    • In Crucible, Roho and his men are beating Kon-El down when Kara suddenly flies into the fight and bludgeons Roho. Later on, Korstus has just captured Kara and is gloating about his evil plan and her imminent death when all of sudden a teleport warp opens right after him. One second later Tsavo and Comet burst into the place, punching and kicking him and his right-hand man.
    • In Last Daughter of Krypton, Reign is wrecking havoc in New York in spite of the US Army's futile efforts to fight her off. After tearing her way through another unit, Reign is about to kill off a soldier when Supergirl suddenly arrives and punches Reign from behind so hard than she goes flying several dozens of feet until crashing into a building.
    • The Hunt for Reactron: While Kara, Thara and Chris are paralyzed like a deer in the headlights after learning they have been framed by murder, the Guardian introduces himself with a double flying kick aimed at the back of Nightwing's head.
    • The Strange Revenge of Lena Luthor: As Lena Colby is confronting a villain named Mind-Bomber, Supergirl dives in and punches the back of Mind-Bomber's head.
    • Death & the Family: Silver Banshee is attacking Inspector Henderson when Supergirl suddenly bludgeons her from behind with a chunk of wall, demanding Banshee puts her friend down.
  • The Transformers (Marvel): Shockwave makes his debut by attacking the Autobots when Prime's making a victory speech.
  • Ultimate Marvel:
  • Gambit pulls this off three times during the Chris Claremont Shi'ar Empire and Skrull space arc in Uncanny X-Men first when saving Deathbird from Gladiator, second when stopping the Skrull Starjammers impostors and thirdly when a Skrull emerges from the ship only to fall over and revealing Gambit and co in a Big Damn Heroes moment.
  • In Watchmen, Rorschach ambushes poor Moloch by jumping out of his refrigerator and tackling him.
  • Wonder Woman:
    • Wonder Woman (1942): Right as the Emperor of Saturn is about to have Steve Trevor arrested Wonder Woman smashes through the window to the throne room and forces peace talks to happen that result in the Emperor agreeing to make owning, selling or trading human slaves ilegal and a treaty between the Empire and the United States.
    • Wonder Woman (1987): During Medusa's attack Diana enters the embassy by catching Medusa in a flying tackle as the gorgon tries to kill her employees and friends just inside the window.
  • X-23 gets one in Messiah Complex. Her arrival on the battlefield against the Marauders is heralded by gutting Scrambler as she charges into the fight.

    Comic Strips 
  • Hobbes of Calvin and Hobbes looks at it kinda sideways as he pounces Calvin almost every time the boy tries to get into his house.

    Fan Works 
  • Abraxas (Hrodvitnon):
    • MaNi/Elder Brother's arrival at Yonaguni catches Monster X, who are unaware that Godzilla has been diverted, off-guard.
    • Godzilla's arrival at Berezniki is marked by his Atomic Breath exploding through the underground rock to destroy and open up the tunnels that the regenerated Ghidorah is hiding within.
  • Advice and Trust: Performed by Shinji and Asuka in Chapter 7. Zeruel has destroyed the Evas, has crushed Rei and has reached Nerv's command centre. It is about to blast Rei when Unit 03, piloted by Shinji and Asuka, slammed on it from behind, knocking it to the ground. Shinji and Asuka declared straight after: "Get away from my friend".
  • Federal soldiers make their appearance this way in I Did Not Want To Die.
  • In the Jackie Chan Adventures fic Queen of All Oni, Jackie and Tohru fall through the roof of the basement of Shendu's palace, temporarily disabling Jade and knocking Hak Foo out completely, BY ACCIDENT!
  • In Tiberium Wars, Brother-Captain Allen uses one to save Sandra Telfair from being raped.
  • Forward, a Firefly fic by the same author, has two of these in the "Silver" story arc, with the first going to River, ambushing a man via refrigerator. Later, Simon gets one when he punches out an aristocrat while he's threatening Inara. Also Jayne running into a giant brawl in the cargo bay while on fire.
  • In Incarnation of Legends, Oryou spends the first arc dealing with monsters on the outskirts of town with the Hachiman and Amaterasu Familia. When she enters the final battle of the arc, she crashes through the ceiling, interrupting all the fighting present.
  • Renegade, by the same author. The Alternate Universe version of Garrus Vakarian doesn't seem to have any other way to enter a room except by introducing himself with over-the-top violence. For example, if he needs to burst into a warehouse filled with mercenaries, he does so by crashing through the wall with a cargo transport, and if he needs to apprehend a wounded, unarmed mercenary, he does so by blowing up his car with a tank.
  • Nobody Dies has Mana and Jet Alone Prime interrupt the battle with Ramiel by executing one of these from orbit.
  • Shinji And Warhammer 40 K: In Chapter 41, Mana uses it after riding a building that was being dropped on the enemy's head. Even had a speech ready afterwards:
    "A HERO ARRIVES IN THE NICK OF TIME!" A boxy red shape punched out to stand on top of the tilting structure's roof. "A hero strikes when least expected! The enemy of all that is good, the ones who wants to destroy this world that is made of love! And peace! Will never escape from justice! Specially in the moment that he feels safe, he will know! There is nowhere to hide! The name for this! IS DYNAMIC ENTRY!"
  • The King of the Monsters himself does this in Chapter 7 of the Godzilla/Evangelion crossover Hail to the King. Just when it seems that Gaghiel (which is now a kilometer long Eldritch Abomination) is about to smash the aircraft carrier the cast is on, Godzilla suddenly leaps out of the water and shoulder-checks the Angel in the jaw, shoving it away from the carrier and knocking out more than a few teeth.
  • In Kyon: Big Damn Hero, Kyon uses one of these when rescuing Tsuruya who was being attacked by Yakuza. When she describes what happens to the others later, she references this trope by name, telling Haruhi that Kyon has "an awesome dynamic entrance!"
  • The Mass Effect self-insert Mass Vexations has a dynamic entry that doubles as a Shout-Out to The Dark Knight right in the middle of Tali's loyalty mission.
  • In Dragon Age: The Crown of Thorns, dwarven commoner Faren Brosca interrupts the No-Holds-Barred Beatdown that the final form of the Sloth demon was administering to everyone else at once, including the protagonist and resident One-Man Army blood mage Alim Surana, with a Flash Step and a roundhouse kick to the face, followed immediately by another Flash Step and a descending axe kick that drove the demon into the 'ground' so hard that it left behind a huge crater and blew a huge dust cloud into the air. And it all happened in little over an instant.
  • Maito Gai — The Trope Namer himself — says this line word for word in Connecting the Dots when he saves Mr. Terrific and Green Arrow from being killed by Bane by introducing the guy to Primary Lotus.
  • How Firefly appears before Rainbow Dash and the Talon squadron in Ace Combat: The Equestrian War. Rainbow makes one of her own by the end of Chapter 12.
    • Rainbow does this again in the sequel, using her Sonic Rainboom's shockwave to get a One-Hit Polykill on an unfortunate group of enemy fliers.
  • Calvin and co. bust through Thunderstorm's lab's entrance at one point in Calvin and Hobbes: The Series.
    • And Shadow crashes through the ceiling of Brainstorm's lair. Calvin and co. follow suit a bit later.
  • A Growing Affection has Choza Akimichi being saved by a literal one of these, from the Deva Path of Pein, as part of a chapter cliffhanger, leading us to believe Team Gai has come to the rescue. The next chapter reveals it was Naruto's jump kick, and has Kakashi lamenting that he has asked Naruto not to do that.
  • In Origin Story, the reason Alex Harris gets to toss Sentry through a sliding glass door in the first place is because he crashes through the roof of her bedroom to attack her. Too bad for him she saw him coming.
  • Harry Potter and the Natural 20: Invoked by name by Milo. In a chapter titled 'Dynamic Entry'. In which Milo dives from the clouds, uses dimension door to teleport into the Dursley's living room, and promptly vaporizes their table.
  • In Wonderful (Mazinja), when Taylor bursts into a alley to save her friend Emma from a group of thugs, she does so by falling from a rooftop and kicking the nearest goon in the face.
    Her gaze turned elsewhere as she saw a glint of metal. Another of the men had pulled out a gun, aiming it at the scuffling girl. Emma tried to find her voice, to cry out a warning…
    —until a second figure, in a bright red hoodie, fell from the rooftops to kick the gunner in the face. The man staggered, spinning in place, as the interloper landed in a crouch, and rose with an uppercut, fist covered in red light.
    The fist connected, and the gunner did a flip in the air, before crashing back down against the floor, face first.
  • In This Bites!, Cross executes this twice, once when using Blueno as a stepping stone to reach a balcony, and once when charging into the battle on the Bridge of Hesitation.
  • In Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Supergirl crossover The Vampire of Steel, two vampires are trying to gun Buffy down when Supergirl barges in and pummels them.
    All that went through her mind the instant between the click and the sound of breaking glass.
    Sunlight streamed in through a broken window and torn draperies. The two gunmen leaped back, avoiding the rays. A speeding figure was already inside the hall. Buffy saw a blur of blue reaching out to the guy who had been behind her, tearing the gun from his hand, compacting it impossibly into a small sculpture of twisted metal, and backhanding him so hard he somersaulted down the hall.
  • The Pieces Lie Where They Fell: Four of the group come to help Page Turner by jumping (or flying) out an upstairs window when she's protecting a Changeling nymph from a group of bigots.
  • Pokémon Reset Bloodlines features examples of this during the WhamEpisodes:
    • In Chapter 23, Ash reaches the Gringy City's Power Plant control room, and ends up frozen against a wall. After a tense and rather revealing chat with Belladonna, Charizard (who has just evolved) smashes through the locked door, allowing himself, Pikachu and the others to come in and rescue Ash.
    • In Chapter 34 there's an even bigger one. When Ash is kidnapped by Sabrina and forced to fight his way through her hordes of Psychic-types, Dexter initiates a plan to teleport every single Pokémon Ash has at Oak's ranch to level the playing field. They break through the ceiling and quickly join the fray when Ash and his current active team are reaching their limits.
  • In the Bialya mission of Life Ore Death Ferris does this when she sees two jeeps and a tank chasing two teens, combining speed, weight, and a jump off a cliff to wreck a jeep.
  • Atonement: As the Final Battle with Jack Slash is about to begin, Tether initiates by blowing down the doors to the room he's in with her power and shouting "Luuucy! You got some 'splainin to do!"
  • Alucard from Hellsing Ultimate Abridged gets several:
  • At the climax of Hellsister Trilogy's second arc, Darkseid has just struck down the first wave of heroes when Supergirl suddenly flies into the battlefield and smashes into Darkseid.
    Dev, Kal, Captain Action, Action Boy, the two Flashes, and Joanie Swift were lying on the floor of the chamber as if they were dead, and Darkseid’s eyes were blazing red.
    He’d gotten them. He’d nailed them with his Omega Effect. Even the super-speedsters among them, he’d hit.
    Darkseid had enough time to hear a scream of terrible rage before a freight train in blue, yellow, and red hit him and smashed him into a wall, and halfway through it.
  • Madoka pulls off a rage-filled one fist-first on Arvel in Chapter 19 of Still Waters Series.
  • In Amazing Fantasy, All Might is introduced by coming out of nowhere to punch Prowler down the street while she has Mount Lady held hostage.
  • Hachiman provides a picture perfect entry in Yukinoshita's Sidestory in My Hero School Adventure Is All Wrong As Expected. Surrounded by villains on all sides, Yukino appeared to be in dire straits before Hachiman glided down on a thermal updraft from the burning buildings surrounding them to deliver a devastating blow to the biggest villain he saw...before promptly coughing his lungs out from smoke inhalation.
    Hikigaya Hachiman, the man with a Quirk for every situation, had unsurprisingly managed to take flight and come to my aid. For a second, he was almost frozen in time, cape billowing behind him and a fierce glare as he looked down at the villains, who took a simultaneous step back when they saw him.[...]And then he pulled his mask down, bent over, and started to cough violently. Oh, right, everywhere else was covered in smoke, wasn't it?
  • Doing It Right This Time: Mari Makinami has participated in two of these, only one of which was actually her idea but neither of which have worked all that well for her. Particularly the second, intentional one versus Ramiel, which wasn't going to end well even if she hadn't decided to combine it with headbutting it.
  • Boldores And Boomsticks: Absol first appears when she jumps through a wormhole and decapitates two Grimm at once.
  • In For the Glory of Irk, Carrius feels the need to keep doing this:
    • He makes one to the confrontation between Lor and Dib and the Irkens by kicking open Lor's door. Lor complains about it, since he's the one who has to pay for damages.
    • He does this again later when bursting into Lor's trial. Dib Face Palms at it, as this was clearly unneeded.
  • The Secret Return of Alex Mack: "Action Girl" makes her public debut by diving from a helicopter at five thousand feet, using a parachute that's just enough for her to land safely with her enhanced physiology, through a window that she shoots out just beforehand, and doesn't even stop to dust herself off before leaping after Bane.
    Hanna: HE IS MINE!
  • Yamato in Crossed Lines announces her arrival at Loguetown by attacking Luffy, only to get interrupted by Nami who demands they not use haki in their clash, lest they destroy the town.

    Films — Animated 
  • Near the end of Don Bluth 's 1989 classic, All Dogs Go to Heaven, provided by the Big-Lipped Alligator himself, King Gator. As Carface, the gangster pug, corners Charlie at the edge of a burning pier in an attempt to murder him for stealing Anne Marie, a little girl who can communicate with animals, and exploit her gift at Carface's expense to win it big at animal-related sporting events, King Gator, who was last seen in a very bizarre, show-stopping musical number, comes charging out of nowhere, reprising the aforementioned song as he barrels into the support beams, causing the dock to sway and Carface to sink and be at the mercy of King Gator.
    King Gator: (singing) AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH~! Let's make MUSIC TOGETH-AAAAHHHHHHH~! (rams headfirst into dock, causing dock to sway and Carface to fall in the water)
  • Discussed at the beginning of Kung Fu Panda 3 and lampshaded by Shifu:
    Po: You guys aren't doing the dramatic pose, are you?
    Mantis: Do we have to strike a pose every time we land?
    Po: You guys, never underestimate the power of a dramatic entrance. I've heard about some masters who can win a fight just by throwing open a door. Oh-
    (Shifu opens the door, and stops Po from accidentally kicking him in the face.)
    Shifu: Dramatic entrance?
    Po: Master Shifu.
    Shifu: The Dragon Warrior is correct.
    Po: Really? I was just making.. Uh, I mean, yeah, I am.
    Shifu: Before the battle of the fist comes the battle of the mind; hence the Dramatic Entrance.
    • Two rows of goose archers illuminate the room by shooting a number of flaming arrows, lighting up the cauldrons.
  • In The Lion King (1994), the hyenas chased Simba and Nala into a corner, where Simba attempted to chase them off with his "roar". They laughed and encouraged him to do it again. Only this time, it was someone they didn't expect.
    • Simba later gets one himself when he rescues Timon and Pumbaa from Nala as an adult. As Nala charges towards the duo ready to eat them, Simba suddenly leaps over them and lunges at Nala with a mighty roar. His sudden appearance actually gets Nala to pause for a moment, with a look of shock visible on her face, and Simba tackles her to the ground, managing to pin her under him for a moment before she begins fighting back.
  • Megamind's epic entrance when challenged by Titan. Remember folks, it's all about PRESENTATION! Followed by Metro Man saving Roxanne from a bus thrown at her. However, it's actually Megamind in disguise.
  • Leon S. Kennedy appears to save Chris Redfield from Arias in Resident Evil: Vendetta on a motorbike.
  • In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Prowler is introduced when he tackles Peter from the other side of the Super-Collider.
  • In Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Captain Marvel strikes Superman in such a manner.
  • Tigger from Winnie-the-Pooh enters like this all the time.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Either reminiscent of or the inspiration for Rorscharch's Dynamic Fridge on poor Moloch, Kato (having been instructed films ago to keep ambushing Clouseau at any opportunity as training) managed to get the drop on the Sellers character by attacking from the icebox. Being rather cold by then, he was a lot more savage than usual..
  • Grid Alien in AVP: Alien vs. Predator, bringing the awesome level Up to Eleven by combining it with Impaled with Extreme Prejudice.
  • Brannigan (1975) opens with John Wayne kicking down the door and saying "Knock, knock!"
  • A variant in Cannonball Run II during the big fight scene, Capt Chaos leaps from a high area down to a bunch of mooks crushing them under his weight and knocking most of them out cold.
  • A vehicular example from Commando, as Matrix is in dire need of guns before riding off to save his daughter, he busts into a shop by driving through the front door with a bulldozer.
  • DC Extended Universe:
  • In Equilibrium, Preston makes his entrance by having two SWAT team members shoot the hinges off a door as he leaps at it, timing it so that he kicks in the hingeless door and slides into the pitch black room, into the midst of a dozen or so men armed with automatic weaponry. They stop shooting, the whole room goes dark, and for a moment we think nothing's going to happen.... then there's a 30 second scene comprised entirely of muzzle flashes illuminating Preston blowing all of his enemies away with no effort whatsoever.
    Mook 1: ...where is he?
    Mook 2: Shut up!
    Mook 1: ...he's got to be here somewhere.
    Mook 2: Shut up...
    (Bang, Bang, BANG)
  • In the Fist of the North Star live-action movie, this occurs to great effect. As a pair of Zeed's thugs take a woman into a house to be raped, Kenshiro kicks through the freaking wall and dislocates a thug's jaw, knocking him out, in the funniest moment in the movie.
  • Played straight (heh, heh) in Jackass 2, "The Diamond Robbers." No, they didn't hit anyone, but Entry has never been so Dynamic for these office rats!
  • The Hobbit: Gandalf's appearance in Goblin-Town is basically a magic nuke that sucks all the sound out of the room and sends Goblins flying.
  • Referred to as "the element of surprise" in Inspector Gadget. The surprise, in this case, being the Gadgetmobile slamming into the back of Claw's limo.
  • Monkey in the TV adaptation of Journey To The West (which despite the Gag Dub, was Adaptation Distillation) never did not do this. He was like a badass Keet.
  • In Kamen Rider Decade: Final Chapter, after being overwhelmed by Doras, Decade, Diend, Kivala and Kuuga receive aid from their Alternate Universe allies (the rest of the Heisei Riders). They all come in attacks blazing, destroying all of Doras' monster mooks in the process.
  • Kamen Rider Fourze makes his debut in Kamen Rider OOO Wonderful: The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals by knocking Gara off his feet by coming down in a fireball like a meteor to help the outmatched OOO turn the tide.
  • The fight between The Bride and Elle Driver in Kill Bill Volume 2 starts off with this.
  • Lucky Number Slevin features The Fairy's bodyguards, ex-Mossad agents who enter the scene after a panic button has been pressed. Their mission: Kill anyone but The Fairy.
  • At the end of Lockout, Snow arrives suddenly to grab Hydell's knife in his hand (OWCH!) before he stabs Emilie and then proceeds to punch Hydell in the face.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe
    • The Avengers:
      • Dynamic Entries are Iron Man's trademark. It's easier to list the times he hasn't done one. Though no matter how often he does it, it never gets old or repetitive. He's just awesome that way.
        Thor: You listen well, brother. I... [knocked off the cliff by Iron Man arriving]
        Loki: [shrugging nonchalantly and still looking at the spot Thor was just occupying] I'm listening.
      • Prior to that, Captain America gives us a pretty damn good Dynamic Entry when he jumps in to deflect an energy blast from Loki's staff with his shield to save an old German man who refused to bow before the villainous demigod.
      • Iron Man appearing on the scene, knocking Loki down and hijacking the Quinjet's computer to do a Theme Music Power-Up just for the full effect.
      • Thor does a couple too. First on the SHIELD helicarrier, when he saves the Black Widow from the Hulk, as he's the only Avenger capable of going toe-to-toe with the rage monster (being an alien demigod and all). During the final battle, he appears on the scene first as bolts of lightning frying a bunch of Chitauri soldiers and then Thor himself descending. Hell, Thor's hammer does this during his fight with the Hulk. Thor summons the Mjölnir and, as soon as it's in his hand, he uppercuts the Hulk with it in slow-mo fashion.
    • Thor: The Dark World: Thor's no slouch when it comes to making an entrance. Perfection..
    • Cap bursts in the last second to save Black Widow from the eponymous villain in the Captain America: The Winter Soldier during the highway chase. Also before that the sudden appearance of the WS and sudden death Agent Sitwell count as this.
    • Captain America: Civil War:
    • Subverted in Thor: Ragnarok as Bruce Banner tries to jump down into the action thinking he'll transform when he lands... it doesn't work the way he planned.
    • Avengers: Infinity War:
      • After Thanos has taken over the ship that escaped from Asgard at the end of Ragnarok, there's a tense moment where Loki appears to be handing the Tesseract over to Thanos. Then Loki quips "We have a Hulk," which is the Big Guy's cue to charge in from off-screen and knock Thanos flat on his ass.
      • Spider-Man's Just in Time appearance.
      • Falcon's first scene is him delivering a flying kick to Proxima Midnight.
      • Tony saying hello to Thanos with a massive pillar.
      • Nebula enters the fight against Thanos on Titan by crashing a spaceship into him.
      • Thor enters the fight against Thanos's army by riding the bifrost into the middle of the field, taking out the Outriders pinning down his allies with a single throw of Stormbreaker, and then unleashing a massive lightning-laced blow that kills hundreds more.
    • Captain Marvel makes a similar entry in Avengers: Endgame, this one was enough to make even Thanos make an Oh, Crap! face.
    • Spider-Man: No Way Home: The Green Goblin blows up a bunch of stuff before finally emerging from the shadows, in full armor, cackling maniacally. As he immediately quilts to strike down Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus, Doctor Strange intervenes with a convenient portal, effectively ending the skirmish
  • Hilariously subverted in Memento, a movie otherwise steeped in serious Film Noir. Leonard knocks on a guy's hotel room door, and kicks the door open and knocks him out as soon as he looked through the peep-hole. Then Leonard looks at the unconscious man, and realizes that he just kicked in the wrong door.
  • The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc: Done by Jean D'Arc with a siege tower of all things, much to the surprise of the English.
  • MonsterVerse:
    • Godzilla (2014): Taken to awesome levels in Godzilla (2014). First comes in a massive tsunami that floods Honolulu. At the flooded airport, we get a shot of Godzilla's massive foot, then Godzilla in full view roars at his opponent. He did this again when facing off with the female Muto.
    • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019):
      • Godzilla does it twice against Ghidorah in this film. First, when Ghidorah is pursuing the Argo above the ocean in Mexico, Godzilla blindsides the three-headed monster from out of nowhere, dragging it into the water where Godzilla has a Homefield Advantage. Then later, when King Ghidorah is about to atomize Madison for using the ORCA to cross him, she's saved by a powerful Atomic Breath coming out of nowhere that launches even Ghidorah's 500-foot body away! Way to start the Final Battle.
      • Mothra enters the Battle of Boston by divebombing Ghidorah and gluing his heads to a building with her webbing. Rodan then makes his entrance by divebombing her shortly thereafter.
  • Jackie Chan drives a big earth mover truck into the Big Bad's house at the end of Mr. Nice Guy, effectively bringing the whole building down.
  • The steroid-popping Dragon from Ong-Bak ambushes Tony Jaa this way when the hero was about to go after his boss.
    • This is only fair, as Tony Jaa is a grandmaster of this technique and uses it in both Ong-Bak (outside the cave), and even more impressively in Tom Yum Goong / The Protector (party club on the river).
    • Possibly Mr. Jaa's crowning achievement in the field, from Tom-Yum-Goong / The Protector: flying knee dominoes!
  • An example in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End with Jack's cannonball stunt, except no one gets hurt in the process and it doubles as a Dynamic Exit.
    • Jack's method of getting down from a ship's yardarm: rope. Davy Jones' method: jump.
  • The introduction of the Rodents of Unusual Size in The Princess Bride.
  • In Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Alice enters a church on a motorcycle...through the stained-glass window twenty feet off the ground. How she got there is never explained, but her entry results in dead monsters.
  • A great example is performed by Buster Keaton in Sherlock, Jr.he flies from a crashing motorcycle feet-first through a window and kicks a villain in the chest, sending him clear through the opposite wall (at 4:50).
  • Done masterfully by the 1701-E in Star Trek: First Contact when Worf decides to go down fighting by ramming the Critically Damaged U.S.S. Defiant into the Borg Cube and the Big-E turns the Curb-Stomp Battle into their favor.
    Worf: Then perhaps today is a good day to die! Prepare for ramming speed!
    Helmsman: Sir, there's another starship coming in ... it's the Enterprise!
    • Also done in the reboot Star Trek (2009) by Kirk's Enterprise. Captain Nero believes that they had left the Enterprise to pick up its teeth back over Vulcan and starts drilling into Earth. It isn't until the Jellyfish is stolen that Nero realizes they've been boarded. Then, when the Narada turns to fire on the Jellyfish, the Enterprise slams out of warp gun blazing, disabling the Narada's weapons and allowing the Jellyfish to ram the Romulan ship.
  • Scorponok gets a very effective one of these in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. It makes an awesome return for the character, who hadn't been mentioned since disappearing in the first film, but doesn't end well for him. That scene was actually a Double Dynamic Entry, as just seconds before, Jetfire took out (a?) Mixmaster with one.
  • The Transporter series is made of these, sometimes with kicks, and sometimes with cars.
  • TRON: Legacy. During the Light Cycle sequence, we get two dynamic entries, within seconds of each other. First, Sam is driving his cycle toward another program to get his cycle-stick-thing to him, when suddenly, Clu ramps his LC on top of the program in question, and he just appears out of nowhere. A few moments later, Quorra bursts into the arena in a Light Runner, and Clu ends up running right into it.
  • Played even straighter (heh-eh, heh heh!) in Victor/Victoria when loyal Squash bravely, uh, busts in on King Marchand and "Count Grazinski" in flagrante delicto.
  • Yor: The Hunter from the Future has quite possibly the most awesome example in the history of fiction: After the Damsel in Distress gets captured by a group of purple cavemen and dragged to their cave, Yor decides to use the instantly frozen-in-rigor-mortis carcass of a giant bird lizard he killed not five minutes ago to glide in through the entrance to their cave and dropkick a purple caveman in the face, all while his theme music blares up to inform the audience that yes, Yor is, in fact, the man. Just watch it for yourself.

  • In Beautiful Creatures, Macon blasts open the doors to the gymnasium to interrupt Lena's trial, striding in with Marion on his arm and not a single drop of water on him despite the raging storm.
    Macon: I'm so sorry we are late. The weather is just treacherous out there tonight.
  • The Dresden Files:
    • Blood Rites: Murphy does this for Harry when she kicks one of Lord Raith's bodyguards so hard it snaps the bodyguard's neck.
    • Dead Beat: Harry Dresden does this for the team of Wardens when he has Sue the T. rex leap over them and stomp an oncoming car.
    • White Night: Harry gets probably the best in the series. A bad guy claims he can kill whomever he wants, because after all, who is there to stop them?
      "If that wasn't a straight line, my name isn't Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden."
    He follows this up by slamming his staff onto the floor, causing a noise like thunder to roll through the Deeps, followed by a wave of silent fire acting as an improvised red carpet. Harry and Ramirez stride through the tunnel together, boots drumming on the stone, and Harry calls out the bad guys and challenges them to a Duel to the Death.
    Utter silence fell on the Deeps.
    Damn, there ain't nothing like a good entrance.
  • Lyra from His Dark Materials meets Will in the second book by tackling him. In case you missed the first one, this is her Little Miss Badass Establishing Character Moment.
  • The Count in A Night in the Lonesome October gets one of the best entrances in the book.
  • What do you get when you combine this with Super Window Jump and Destination Defenestration? Archer's introduction in Parellity.
  • Rainbow Six does this quite frequently as part of their trademark hostage rescues. Generally, the sequence of events opens with the teams' resident Cold Snipers scoring headshots on any terrorist who's pointing his gun at the hostages. Moments after that come the flashbangs, the detcord ripping open the doors/windows, and Rainbow team members emerging from nowhere (or so it would look like from the inside).
  • Safehold: In book 1, Off Armageddon Reef, Merlin rescues Earl Grey Harbour from his traitorous son-in-law by smashing through the skylight of the room they're in and taking off the arm of the Earl's bodyguard, who secretly worked for the traitorous Duke. In the middle of a thunderstorm.
  • In Shadow of the Conqueror, Daylen plows right through a roof before castrating an incestuous rapist with his bare hands. For bonus points, he then throws said rapist straight through a brick wall and out into empty air to plummet to the street below.
  • In Sergey Suhinov's Shadows on Mercury novel, the heroes arrive too late to stop the Big Bad from finding and taking a hyper-advanced Precursor ship, which they plan to use to Take Over the World, in the middle of a hazardous Asteroid Thicket. While the Big Bad is chatting with the heroes, a UN cruiser bursts in and launches a nuclear barrage at the Precursor ship before they even have a chance to turn on the Deflector Shields. In short, the only thing the heroes ended up doing is calling for help and creating a distraction.
  • In the Spider-Man novel Darkest Hours, Spider-Man yells "Boot to the head!" as he swings in and kicks the Rhino in the stomach.
  • Star Wars Legends: Such is Grand Admiral Thrawn's tactical acumen that he can pull off a Dynamic Entry with spaceships. By using an Interdictor-class ship, which was designed to pull enemy ships out of hyperspace and keep them there, he can jump his own ships in with otherwise unimaginable accuracy. This, along with some judicious use of combat telemetry from other ships, allows his Star Destroyers to revert from hyperspace already firing at enemies they know will be there, who cannot respond in time. Only a few commanders, such as Garm bel Iblis, can keep up with Thrawn's use of the technique, and it's very devastating to the Republic cause.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Blake's 7. In "Animals", Avon shoots out the lock of a Mad Scientist Laboratory and charges inside, kicks over a chair for no reason then slips on some paper lying on the floor before recovering his balance to pose dramatically. The woman he's come to rescue isn't even there.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • In "Once More, With Feeling" Buffy kicks the door to the Bronze off its hinges, causing the dancing demon Monster of the Week to quip, "I love a good entrance."
    • In "The Harvest", Luke is about to chow down on Cordelia when Buffy kicks one of his mooks over a railing and onto the stage below. Luke watches him land with a thud.
    • In the episode "Angel", things aren't going so well between Buffy and her fan club. As the leader of the Three is going for the kill, Angel suddenly yanks his hair from behind and punches him in the face.
      Angel: Good dogs don't... [socks vampire] bite!
    • In "When She Was Bad", Xander grapples with a vampire in a losing effort until a hand yanks the vamp away. We then see the vamp get pummeled by someone in a shiny micro-mini.
      Buffy: Miss me?
    • While Angelus is busy with her Watcher, Buffy swoops out of nowhere and judo kicks him in the back. ("Passion")
      Angelus: (to Giles) All right, you've had your fun, but you know what it's time for now?
      Buffy: My fun.
    • In "Becoming, Part 2". A Sunnydale cop, so nonexistent in previous weeks and so very prevalent in this one, jumps out and tells Buffy to hold it right there. Suddenly, the gun gets kicked out of his hands. Spike pops out of nowhere, slaps around the cop and kicks him into the hood of his car, knocking him out.
      Spike: Hello, cutie.
    • In the same episode, Angelus readies himself to free Acathla as his acolytes look on. Buffy enters quietly behind one of the henchvamps and cleanly decapitates him. O hai!
    • In "Consequences", Faith is straddling Xander in her bed and about to strangle him. She hears a sound and looks over to see Angel swinging a baseball bat before the screen goes black. Ow.
    • Xander, having earlier been taunted by Spike that he was nothing more than a "glorified bricklayer" (to which he meekly responded, "I'm also a pretty good bowler.) makes an audience rousing Dynamic Entry in the Season 5 finale by knocking Glory the Hellgod through a brick wall. With a wrecking ball.
      Xander: And the glorified bricklayer picks up the spare.
  • In Castle, being a cop show, doors suffer much abuse. Castle is thrilled when he finally gets to break down a door himself (albeit ungracefully) and save Beckett.
  • Doctor Who:
    • "The End of Time": The Doctor jumps out of a spaceship and crashes through a skylight to land between the Master and Rassilon. And then Surprisingly Realistic Outcome occurs as he's injured and can barely pull himself to his knees afterwards.
    • "The Pandorica Opens": Rory properly enters the episode killing the Cyberman that had been chasing Amy by pinning it to a door with his sword.
    • "The Woman Who Fell to Earth": The Doctor enters the episode's plot by doing exactly as the title says, smashing through the roof of a train and landing on the alien entity that had halted it just as it was about to attack several passengers.
    • "Fugitive of the Judoon": The first thing Captain Jack Harkness does when he gets onscreen is to snog Graham under the mistaken impression that he's the Doctor.
  • Dollhouse: Just as handler Joe Hearn has cornered his active Sierra for one of his moments of forced intimacy, Boyd Langdon crashes in through a window and punches him out.
  • Firefly
    • Dobson is holding River at gunpoint, threatening to kill her if her brother doesn't drop his weapon…at which point Mal casually walks into the room and shoots Dobson in the eye without blinking. Or even slowing down.
    • Mal, Zoe and Jayne's Big Damn Heroes moment in "Safe"
    • And Jubal Early knocks out Shepherd Book with a flying kick entrance.
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Summer the direwolf tackles an assassin out of nowhere in "The Kingsroad".
    • Rakharo takes Viserys and the audience completely off guard with his whip in "Lord Snow".
    • Podrick rescues Tyrion this way in "Blackwater".
  • Anna Devane of General Hospital is guilty of this as well. She once rappelled through the skylight of her daughter's apartment and when asked by said if she could ever use the door like a normal person, she replied, "Doors are so pedestrian."
  • iCarly loves this trope, especially tied with a Big Damn Heroes moment. In the two episodes where the kids are captured by Ax-Crazy Nora (who may also be a Psycho Lesbian, as well), the rescue comes with one through the front door. The first time by Gibby and Guppy and the second time by Mrs. Benson and T-Bo...on a MOTORCYCLE.
  • Kamen Rider:
    • Skyrider, the main character from (what else) Kamen Rider: Skyrider, does this quite often crashing his motorcycle, the Sky Turbo, through walls, windows and anything else. It even has its own name: Rider Break.
      • In Let's Go, Kamen Riders, every Rider ever hops on their bikes to join in the All Rider Break to take down the Great Leader once and for all (which really means "until the next teamup," knowing the Great Leader.)
    • In Kamen Rider Fourze, this is Meteor's method of entry into battle. He transforms somewhere, then flies into battle in a Sphere of Power that explodes when he appears, causing damage to anything in close proximity.
      • This is actually his transformation sequence. The Sphere of Power that appears when he transforms carries him off and he drops in on the enemy in an explosion; you don't see his full suited form until it dissipates. They don't call him Kamen Rider Meteor for nothing. It is extremely rare for him to still be standing where he was when he changed.
      • Gentaro is also quite fond of attacking Zodiarts this way. While un-transformed.
    • In Kamen Rider Wizard, Kosuke, aka Beast, is fond of leaping in and attacking the enemy once before suiting up. In old-school Rider Kick pose, even!
    • In Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Emu pulls an amazing one with a Hyper Critical Sparking to Cronus's face from out of nowhere. This being after Cronus got a well-deserved beating from Graphite and then attempted to reset time again, it is a truly cathartic moment.
  • Odd Squad:
    • In "Undercover Olive", when Olive has her Kooky Clown disguise exposed and the villains of the Rock–Paper–Scissors match start advancing on her, a dainty version of the show's theme tune is heard, causing them to stop and ask about its source. Cue the Odd Squad ice cream surveillance truck ramming through a wall and Otto and Oscar hopping out the back, armed with ice cream and ready to attack. It's an incredible comeback for the two agents considering that Olive being found out was their fault.
    • Oprah is very fond of these. Her idea of knocking, seen in "Behind Enemy Mimes", is using her bare hands to break through a wall before rushing in. Later on in the same episode, she attempts to break through the wall of the Thrimes' apartment before an exasperated Otis asks her to use the door handle. She agrees, and a few seconds later, we see what her idea of "using a door handle" is: punching a clean hole through the door, then unlocking and opening it from the inside.
    • One of Orla's signature battle moves is known as "Smash and Grab". In "Oswald in the Machine", she offers to use the move in order to retrieve the Float-inator from a warehouse run exclusively by villainous robots, but Opal and Omar shoot the idea down because the room where the gadget is being kept isn't accessible to humans. When Opal, Orla and Omar later try to take control of a second robot (following the first one dying due to it being coded in its movement incorrectly) and plan a way to free Oswald from being captured, Orla then decides to use the move, only with the robot instead of a human. She codes the robot to move forward 5 spaces, grab the gadget, then keep moving forward to burst through the wall and enter the Meeting Room, where Oswald is being kept. It ends up working, and the distraction buys Oswald enough time to nab the Float-inator and attack the robots.
  • Power Rangers/Super Sentai:
    • Used by the Green/Dragon Ranger in both Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and it source, Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger. He jumped onto the Megazord, opened the door, trashed up the Megazord, and threw the rangers out onto the ground. Has been subjected to severe Memetic Mutation.
    • Ban pulls this as well in an early episode of Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger. Hoji becomes exceptionally depressed over a mistake he made in combat, and Ban, unable to talk him out of it, simply waits for his depression to become a complete distraction before letting loose with "SNAP OUT OF IT" scream and a dropkick.
  • Saturday Night Live: People Getting Punched Just Before Eating.
  • Kramer, from Seinfeld. His trademark entry was averted in a couple of episodes. In one, Jerry's apartment is robbed while he's away, so he starts locking the door at all times. At one point there's a loud thump on his front door. When he opens it, Kramer is on the floor, holding his head. In another episode, Jerry has a woman in the apartment, and again, has the door locked, leading to another loud thump on the door.
  • In the Stargate Atlantis series finale, there are two partial cases. The first occurs when the Big Damn Heroes realize that the Invisibility Cloak on their shuttle is useless against the Big Bad's sensors. As they are attempting to outrun alien Energy Weapons, the Daedalus arrives to cover them. Unfortunately, the Daedalus Beam Spam does little to hurt the Big Bad's ship. A similar case occurs near the end of the episode with the Atlantis city-ship arriving seconds before the Big Bad can unleash a barrage aimed at Earth. Once again, there is little humans can do against the enemy.
  • Captain Jack Harkness gets one in the Torchwood episode "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang", after having been away from the team for some time due to circumstances beyond his control. Gwen, Owen and Ianto have got themselves in over their heads with a hostage situation involving a dangerously high alien blowfish and a terrified civilian, at which point Jack strolls in, shoots the alien in the head and cheerfully greets his team.
    Jack: Hi, kids. Miss me?
  • The Ultra Series does this a lot, notably when the main human host / human form of the Ultra transforms to deal with the Monster of the Week. Especially evident in Ultraman Ace and Ultraman Taro, who frequently herald their arrival by backflipping a few times in the air before landing their foot on the monster's face.
    • With perhaps the crowning example coming in the first episode of Ultraman Leo, when our hero comes flying in between two Kaiju to nail Alien Magma with his Leo Kick, saving Ultraseven from certain death as triumphant music blares in the background.
  • Walker, Texas Ranger: This is Walker's favorite way of pulling a Big Damn Heroes moment, usually with a leaping kick.
  • This is the way Vyvyan is initially introduced on The Young Ones. As an added bonus, he came in through a wall. Holding a severed leg.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • High Flyers love to do this in a large number of ways.
  • Christopher Daniels made his return to TNA by doing this to Immortal.
  • Many, many backstage brawls start this way. One wrestler will be either conducting an interview or be involved in a (usually unrelated) conversation with another wrestler when he/she will suddenly be ambushed by the wrestler with whom he or she is currently feuding. This is often combined with Behind the Black, as the ambushing wrestler will often come from behind the camera, and logically in full view of the interviewee.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 has the 'Flying Kick' feat, which turns any unarmed charge attack into this, along with an additional 1D12 damage.
    • There's also the Leap Attack feat, which allows a player to combine a Power Attack with a jumping charge to do up to three times their normal damage.
    • There's also the blood magus from complete arcana who I'd say was the King of this trope. His 'Blood Walk' ability allows him to enter any creature with blood's bloodstream then essentially teleport to any other creature in range (which is a long way, basically a teleport spell). Upon arrival you burst out of the target, forcing a fortitude save and huge damage (though you can choose not to if you're going to an ally). So his dynamic entry is BURSTING out of an enemy's body in a shower of blood from miles away.
    • Umber hulks in general are really bad about this. Due to their ability to burrow through rock easily and their tremorsense, along with their deceptive intelligence, most encounters with umber hulks begin with the creature bursting through a nearby wall without warning.
  • Fudge Firefight presents us with the following: Glass Dancer: You're a master of leaping through plate glass windows, guns blazing, grim determination spread across your face. Apparently the glass protects you by disorientating enemies, or maybe it deflects incoming bullets, but regardless of its actual function it makes you completely immune to incoming attacks while you smash through it.
  • GURPS has the Flying Kick and Pole-Vault Kick skills. Flying Kick can be combined with Flying Leap for spectacular entries.
  • Interstitial: Our Hearts Intertwined has the move "If There's No Door, Then I'll make One" from The Prodigy lets you create your own path forward, be that metaphorical or literal.
  • Kossite Woodsmen in Iron Kingdoms use this as their primary tactic, stalking an enemy and ambushing them when they least expect it.
  • Magic: The Gathering just so happens to have a card for this exact purpose, aptly named "Dramatic Entrance". Combos with this tend to err towards the ridiculous.
    • Any "enters the battlefield" effect arguably counts as this — Rakdos, the Showstopper is a particularly good example.
  • Warhammer 40,000:
    • During the animated cinematic trailer for the game's 9th Edition, a Ultramarines Assault Intercessor Sergeant makes his entry into the scene by impaling a Necron through the chest with his chainsword, saving the Sororitas Sister Superior that it had been duelling with.
  • The Tau have it as potential rule for their leader characters, allowing them to deep strike without the chance of scattering off target. This is the signature tactic of Commander Farsight, who'll drop in with a dozen other battle suits obliterate everything in sight.
  • Ork Stormboyz led by Boss Zagstruk can.
  • Tyranid Mawlocs can enter play on top of units already on the tabletop, symbolizing them burrowing underground and eating whatever poor sod happens to be standing where it exits.
  • Space Marines usually specialize with this as they usually act as shock troops. However, they usually do it from orbit.
  • Pretty much any case of a unit arriving on the battlefield via Deep Strike, which can involve teleportation, airdrops, burrowing, or a myriad array of other more outlandish methods. Special mention, however, goes to the Deathwing, designed to arrive en masse and shred the enemy in a hail of More Dakka, and Space Marine Vanguard Veterans, whose Descent Of Angels rule allows them to fall out of the sky and start stabbing people right away without giving them a chance to shoot back.
  • Wazdakka Gutsmek did this in his background story: this Ork biker drove his TANK SIZED WARBIKE off an overlooking mesa at full speed and slammed directly into the cockpit of a Warlord Titan, through its void shields (which set him on fire). Needless to say, he slaughtered the entire crew in seconds. He also kept 3 skulls from this encounter as throphies and they are still on fire, decades later!
  • As of 6th Edition (or before?) there is a special rule, Hammer of Wrath, which is mostly used by jump infantry to bump their first melee attack up to initiative 10 (normally the maximum possible under the rules) when they... jump into the fray. To put this into perspective, even the Eldar don't usually go above 6 except with their fastest units when those are buffed.
  • Dawn of War 2: Retribution based on the franchise loves the trope as well. Several melee units have passive ability "Leap into combat" allowing them to jump on top of the enemy instead of charging them.note  It ignores suppression, knockbacks and speed debuffs and sends the opponent (and everything that happen too stand close to him) flying. Some melee jump troops note  create violent disruption upon landing/telepotring. The top prize goes to Eldar Autarchs. They can do everything listed above and only arrive on the field from the stratosphere via global ability in a hail of plasma grenades and stunning everything around with massive Ground Pound.
    • Space marine player can request Battle Barge to send a drop pod on the field. Aiming the thing on top of enemy mob can be quite rewarding. Even more so if it carries Venerable Dreadnought instead of mere super soldier reinforcements.
  • Warhammer Fantasy 8th Edition has a few versions of this. The ambush rule, if it goes off right, allows you to place a unit where ever you want (like behind the enemies' precious cannons); scouts can now be deployed as close as 12 inches from an enemy unit; assassins' hidden rule allows them to hide in their unit then pop out at any time. Because assassins always strike first, they hit hard first.
  • Warhammer: Age of Sigmar: Brokk Grungsson, one of the more powerful up-and-coming political figures among the Kharadron Overlords and also an ace combatant clad in Steampunk Power Armor and armed heavily enough to take on a Bloodthirster, has this as one of his rules; whenever he charges into the fray, one unit (not model; entire squads are vulnerable) can be picked for him to land right into, and since he is a very large dwarf in a very heavy suit they will take plenty of damage from it.

    Video Games 
  • EXTRAPOWER: Giant Fist: Gives you plenty of opportunity to do this in the Barracuda base. There are several doors that you could simply punch open, or you can use a more powerful attack to send the door flying off its hinges into the Mooks in the next room over, likely while following through with the power attack that sent it flying in the first place!
  • Even MMORPGs fall into this trope. Final Fantasy XI, at the very least.
    • The "Drop Bear technique" in World of Warcraft. It involves a druid flying above an enemy target, switching to bear form in midair, and using a charge ability to slam into the enemy, conveniently avoiding any damage from the fall. Warriors can do much the same thing, but don't have the option of switching back to flight if the enemy's wandered out of charge range.
      • Druids also call this technique the "Rawrbomb".
      • This is basically the entire premise of the Rogue skill Ambush. They can compound it with tactics like the above if they're talented into Shadowstep.
      • The Inferno spell from both Warcraft III and WoW combines this with Summon Magic. It drops a big flaming green meteor on the enemy, dealing moderate damage and stunning everything caught in the blast. Then it's revealed that the meteor is really a rock golem, wreathed in green fel fire, ready to pulverize anything in its path, and not even Plot Armor won't protect you from its attacks.
    • City of Heroes has this in two powers: Shield Charge and Lightning Rod, where you teleport into a group of foes and do a fair amount of AoE damage. Of course, with a fair bit of lag working in your favor, you can queue just about any attack and rush into a group of foes and hit before any of them know you're there.
    • Most MMOs have a technique for their warrior-type that involves a dynamic entry, they're usually referred to as "charge" or in a more general term "gapcloser".
      • I would like to give special mention to the Lineage 2 Berserker class. Roughly 60 percent of his viable damaging abilities are charges with varying effects (stun, disarm, bleed, straight-up damage, etc). Starting at level 78 he gets the ability "Rush Impact" (essentially "best charge") that does noticeable aoe damage, aoe stun, has absolutely no cooldown and very fast cast time. On the new servers, combination of next target=>Rush Impact could allow you to keep entire guilds locked down in stun and if you have enough mana, wipe them on your own. It loses imbalanced status when average level on server closes to level cap as damage and stun chance don't scale too well. The duel between two high level berserkers starts with them charging each other and switching places and then charging again until one of them is stunned or dead (it might take a while).
  • Most Beat 'em Up games feature this. First, when a player continues (or a second player joins the fight) expect all foes on screen to get knocked off their feet. The norm is not having any visible effect or explanation for the mobs tripping over spontaneously, but certain games do have animations for them, for example, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs has your character respawn after a deadly barrage of rockets. Second, the enemies that enter the scene fast (e.g. by jumping in) may do that with a jumping attack if the hero has the misfortune of standing in their way, instantly kicking the hero down. This may cross with Trial-and-Error Gameplay if the aggregate damage from such surprises is high enough.

  • Assassin's Creed has a kill animation closely related to this trope: Altair runs up to the target, leaps onto him and stabs him in the throat.
    • A better example is the technique where you jump off a roof onto a guy to knife him.
    • The hookblades introduced in Revelations give you a technique where you can side behind a guard from a run and sweep him off his feet with your hookblade, leaving him prone and wide open to be finished off easily.
  • Batman: Arkham Series
    • In Batman: Arkham Asylum, the glide kick is made for pulling this trope on Mooks. It's also possible to use the zipline to kick mooks in the chest and it's possible to combine this with Destination Defenestration either from above or the side for extra awesome.
    • The sequel, Batman: Arkham City, has an early mission in which you must subdue a half dozen armed mooks without letting any of their hostages die. The entire encounter largely plays out as a Tutorial Level teaching you all of the 4-5 different ways that you can do this to take out mooks without being seen.
    • In Arkham Knight the player can combine this with Fear Takedowns to take out 2-5 enemies in a row
  • Since the switch to the Frostbite engine, the Battlefield series makes this possible with explosives and vehicles.
  • In the opening scene of BioShock 2 the Big Daddy you control sees his Little Sister being threatened below. Roaring, you jump over the balcony you're on and land on top of the nearest enemy, turning the enemy's head into the consistency of thick-and-chunky sauce underneath your right foot.
  • A Ragna vs. Jin versus mode match in BlazBlue will open with a Double Dynamic Entry. Both characters enter the stage from the sides with their charge moves, cross pass each other, then the announcer interrupts them to start the match. Also, in the beginning of Litchi's Astral "Nine Gates of Heaven", she first jumped upwards and vanished, and out of nowhere, from the side of the screen, there she comes lightning fast with a flying kick. If you're hit with it, you're beaten. To add things up, the move can be delayed.
  • Cave Story has a few moments where you walk into an empty room — HUZZAH! Balrog drops in from the ceiling.
  • Cortex Command uses this idea just to get units on the field; all items and characters (guns, mercenaries, turrets, crabs) are bought from the Tradestar, a shopping mall/satellite orbiting around the planet. "Shipping" to the surface entails launching the cargo from orbit. While paying more money for a spaceship to deliver it means you get a refund on the ship (if it survives), drop pods are incredibly cheap and don't have anything to slow their descent. So you can drop what amounts to a box onto the field from orbit, and a guy will jump out and start shooting everyone.
    • Alternatively, buying massive amounts of (free and useless) crabs will weigh down ships, sending them down as if they were drop pods. Some creative players put napalm bombs and normal bombs into the mix and drop it on the enemy base; the result is a massive amount of shrapnel, colloquially known as the "crab bomb". Burning, fleshy crab-shrapnel. On top of that, you can use this to kickstart another dynamic entry by sending a shipment through the new hole in their roof.
  • Near the end of the tutorial level of Dark Souls, there's a ledge you can use to drop down on the Asylum Demon with an opening attack. This makes the battle a fair bit easier... but if you wait too long to go through with it, the demon will fly up and smash the ledge — this is frequently instant death for characters this early in the game, and severely damaging even when it's not.
    • In one of the trailers for the Updated Re-release, Abysswalker Artorias does this to a monster by jumping down and impaling it with his BFS.
  • Dead Space 2 pulls this off not too long into the game; since Ellie has to flee an area and Isaac is a long Elevator Action Sequence away, he redirects an emergency eject pod downwards towards her and then catapulting himself through space and smashing himself into his destination.
  • Used in Destiny by the Striker Titan super and the class's shoulder charge. With the right perks, it's possible to hang in the air for a second to aim the attack. Taken up a notch in Destiny 2 with the new Striker variant turning the character into a player-guided missile that can also be used to make a dynamic escape.
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution has two versions of this, both being extremely badass and unexpected.
    • The first technique is used when falling from a dangerous height. If augmented, the Icarus Landing system will activate and cover Adam in a ball of electricity that protects him from falling damage. While falling the player has the option to make Adam smash the ground which releases a shockwave that staggers anyone nearby. Not only is this extremely flashy, but it also creates some extremely funny gameplay moments[1].
    • The second technique is used on breakable pieces of wall where Adam can punch his way through using the arm strength augmentation. If a Guard is positioned behind the wall Adam will snap his neck in the process.
  • Devil May Cry 4:
    • Dante makes his appearance in the game by crashing through a stained-glass ceiling and shooting the prominent religious figure Sanctus in the head.
    • As Dante approaches Kyrie in the prologue, Nero interrupts him by sending a dropkick with both feet to his face. This move can be executed in-game and is labeled as "Rainbow".
  • Devil May Cry 5:
    • Nico has a habit of suddenly appearing out of nowhere with her van, it becomes a sort of Running Gag whenever you call her over via a telephone booth. Sometimes, she arrives in unexpected ways, such as driving up through concrete from underground. She even pulls a Big Damn Heroes moment of saving "Crew cut" by bumping the Empusa that was about to attack the soldier.
    • Nightmare is quite fond of making dramatic entrances, such as breaking a nearby wall, crashing down from the sky like a meteor, or breaking a hole through reality itself. These also work offensively as it can damage several enemies when it arrives. In Mission 4, you can even earn an achievement for summoning Nightmare by making it burst through a specific wall.
  • DOTA 2 has a type of hero called "Initiator" whose entire point is this trope, it's so dangerous when pulled off properly that nearly every competitive team has a dedicated Initiator on it, and getting all 5 enemies heroes in an initiation is usually grounds for a Curb-Stomp Battle. Most of them require a Blink Dagger to do so, while others are capable of making up and some don't need it at all.
    • Earthshaker has Echo Slam which creates a fairly low damage explosion that makes everything in range pulse out another blast of pain, all his skills trigger Aftershock letting them do more damage and stun, he has Fissure as a nuke, and Enchant Totem to trigger Aftershock and deal a fair chunk of physical damage.
    • Magnus has Reverse Polarity which pulls everyone in a moderate area into a huddle and stuns them for nearly 4 seconds, Skewer to either replace Blink dagger, or if he has one, to drag his catch towards his waiting team, Shockwave, which is a standard nuke and Empower which enhances his, or any other heroes physical damage, and if they're melee, gives them a Cleave.
    • Enigma has Black Hole a Channeled ability that stuns and slowly pulls closer heroes for up to 4 seconds, and Midnight Pulse which does damage equal to a percentage of anyone who stands in it's max hp every second.
    • Sand King has Epicenter which, after Channeling for 2 seconds, deals a serious amount of damage to all heroes near him, Burrowstrike which stuns and damages everyone in his way while he moves to wherever, Sand Storm which makes him invisible and does light damage twice a second near him, and Caustic Finale which causes anyone he autoattacks to explode on death, dealing even more damage.
    • Tidehunter has Ravage which sends Tentacles up in an massive area to stun for just over 2 seconds, deals heavy damage, and Anchor Smash which does light damage to nearby enemies and cripples their damage output.
    • And more.
  • In Dragon Age: Origins, the High Dragon will not attack unless you summon it. Do so out in the open, however, and it will probably land right on top of the party.
  • In Drakengard 3, Chapter 3 has Zero finally getting an airship after taking it in Chapter 2... only for it to get shot down out of the sky by Three's soldiers. She promptly pays them back by drop kicking one of those soldiers into several of his friends and into the cannon that shot them down. It all goes downhill for the rest of Three's soldiers.
  • In one point in Zidane's story in Dissidia Final Fantasy, Squall is busy giving a heroic monologue to Garland with his back turned. Just as he finishes his big speech and is about to turn around and fight, Zidane leaps from off-screen and plows into Garland. See it here. Hilarity Ensues about 27 seconds in.
    • This overlaps with Squall's story. The best part is that Squall is all set to fight two powerful end-bosses, and gives a speech about how he'll do it, no matter how hard it might be, if it'll make things easier for his allies, and then Zidane does his Dynamic Entry and tells Squall to stop stealing the spotlight. In fact, it's even better from Squall's side, because, from his perspective, Zidane comes completely out of frickin' nowhere. And, just before he crashes in, Garland turns his head slightly; the poor sap saw it coming (entire English scene starts here).
  • Final Fantasy VII has Sephiroth pulling off a dynamic entry. You know the one.
  • Five Nights at Freddy's 2: While all the other animatronics will simply walk (or crawl through the air vents) into guard's room when the player's not looking, old Foxy jumps at the night guard from the doors through the entire room in attempt to grab him.
  • The miniboss of Battle Glacier from Freedom Planet pulls this from a gameplay standpoint. Though it flies by several times throughout the stage, the player would probably be expecting it to land in the foreground and then the fight to start proper like other bosses of its type had done, instead of smashing into the floor and creating damaging shockwaves as its entrance instead (fortunately, the game slows down when this happens to give the player a chance to dodge out of the way.)
  • The intro to Freelancer shows a Coalition fleet jumping out of FTL right on top of the Alliance defense fleet, firing even before they complete the transition. Needless to say, the defenders were obliterated before they even had a chance to return fire. A rare case of the bad guys (according to the game storyline) doing this successfully.
  • FreeSpace:
    • FreeSpace 2 does this in Battleship form. For its debut, the Colossus — The largest ship ever built — warps in during a desperate battle and shreds the enemy flagship with its beam cannons.
    • The Shivans do even better when the Sathanas jumps into the battlefield and melts a destroyer under your escort. Note that FreeSpace does not follow the usual Earth-navy notion of a destroyer as a small ship — destroyers serve as carriers here, and are the biggest military ships in common service (next to the aforementioned and singular Colossus).
  • In Friday the 13th: The Game, Jason can pull this off through a combination of two skills: Stalk (which mutes the music that normally warns of his proximity) and Rage (which allows him to barrel through doors and even some walls).
  • A great way to start and/or join a fight in Grand Theft Auto V, presuming you have an aircraft to jump out of and a person available who you don't mind cushioning your landing.
  • Jam Kuradoberi in Guilty Gear does this literally in one of her intros, leaping into the screen with a Kiai shout:
    "Kuradoberi Jam, tadaima tanjou aru!"/"Kuradoberi Jam, now appears!"
    • Also, May's hilarious Instant Kill move is basically her grabbing her victim, tossing them to the ground and having them dynamic-entried by the whole crew of the Mayship (including the fat cook, the baby, the pet cat, and Dizzy). See it at 0:40.
    • Bridget's intro has him rushing into the stage and tripping his opponent to the ground before the battle even starts. He then apologizes for it.
  • Alyx's entrance in Half-Life 2. As Gordon is knocked unconscious by Civil Protection...
    Over here! (sound of someone being whacked) Ha! No, you don't! (sounds of the cops getting their asses handed to them) Hm.
  • Halo 3. Level: The Covenant. Miranda Keyes makes a Dynamic Entry with a Pelican gunship.
  • Rachel from Hard Edge introduces herself to whoever enters the warehouse area early in the game by trying to drop kick them from atop of a huge crate.
  • Anghel Higure from Hatoful Boyfriend seems to be in love with barging in through glass windows whenever he wants to proclaim something about Edel Blau, demon spores, or his Crimson Breast acting up. The protagonist swiftly becomes accustomed and once responds to the sound of breaking glass with "Hi, Anghel!"
    • If you're on Sakuya's path then you can be invited to a party which is literally crashed by Oko San, who breaks through a window in search of pudding.
  • The Henry Stickmin Series uses this a number of times. A gigantic mecha drops in on a museum in Stealing the Diamond. Most notably, used by Henry's partner Charles, who, when asked for assistance, will crash the helicopter he's flying straight into Henry.
  • Heroes of the Storm has a few characters who are good with this. Anub'Arak's Burrow ability, tunneling under the ground and knocking up possibly an entire group of enemy heroes. E.T.C.'s Ultimate, Stage Dive, mirrors Pantheon's move from League of Legends (Long-range jump into the air, smash down into the enemy), and Tyrael's Judgement ultimate is a dive in to stun and heavily damage a single target. The king of this trope is probably Illidan, with a number of basic abilities to jump to enemies, damage, and interfere with them, metamorphosis, medium range damage and jump that buffs Illidan, and "the hunt", a very long range stunning teleport that plays an appropriately over the top quote (which is an Ascended Meme among the Warcraft community to boot). For those who doesn't know, it's "YOU ARE NOT PREPARED". Indeed, who'd prepare you for a Dynamic Entry like that?
  • In Holy Umbrella, Viper tries to take out several bosses this way, but usually just gets curbstomped.
  • In inFAMOUS and inFAMOUS 2, Cole has a power called Thunder Drop. It involves landing on the enemy and causing an electrical explosion.
  • In Jak 3: Wastelander, Damas drives straight through a wall and smashes three of the dark satellites to pieces right as they had the heroes cornered.
  • After rescuing Kotone from a group of thugs at the end of Day 1 in Kenka Banchō: Badass Rumble, Aya "introduces" herself to you this way, leaping to Kotone's defense against entirely the wrong thug.
  • In The King of Fighters Maximum Impact 2, Chae Lim enters her stage in story mode by kicking through the screen door. And splitting it in two. And leaping into the stage.
  • Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: The Old Republic have this in the form of a jedi/sith warrior technique which involves selecting a target, leaping a huge distance all the way to said target and causing some delightful damage.
  • League of Legends
    • Malphite's ultimate is a fast dash toward a large AOE knockup — pretty much this trope straightly-played.
    • Pantheon's ultimate, Grand Skyfall, allows him to leap halfway across the map and land with a huge shockwave.
    • Similarly, Nocturne's ultimate, Paranoia, lets him dash to a target from a great distance.
    • Rengar's passive ability (Unseen Predator) lets him leap out of bushes and his ultimate's stealth on top of a target.
    • Amumu has his Bandage Toss ability, allowing him to come flying into the fray from massive ranges while stunning his target and often setting up his mass-rooting Curse of the Sad Mummy.
    • Shyvana's is about as dynamic as they come. Very little scares a team quite as much as watching a Dragon leap over a wall and start crushing everything in her way
    • Vi's main attack and Ult are both extremely fast rushes, the Q can go through walls, allowing for some very effective ganks, and her ult is followed up with a Meteor Move that does damage and stuns. Fitting, considering she's so hot blooded she fights just to fight.
    • Fiddlestick's ultimate lets him barge into the fray with a horde of seriously damaging flesh-eating crows, usually followed up by a barrage of everything he has left. One of the more popular ways to gear him up is to set up towards the most devastating dynamic entry possible.
    • Zac can slingshot himself over obstacles and land in the middle of a pitched battle quite often, and can also charge in bouncing like a deadly rubber ball, stomping on everyone.
    • The reworked Sion gets one as his Ultimate: He charges in at tremendous speed, bellowing like a maniac, and keeps running until he hits something, which he will then proceed to chop with his ax. Notable in that, while hard to control, he can charge through most of the map this way, so just because he's back at base doesn't mean you're safe.
    • Galio's reworked ultimate, Hero's Entrance, has him channel for a bit before jumping up and then crashing down in the target area, dealing damage to all enemies nearby.
    • Aurelion Sol has two moves that make this: The first, Comet of Legend, just allows him to get airborne, fly over terrain and increases his moment speed. The second, Starsurge, fire the core of a new born sun which detonates when it gets too far away from him. The trick is, the sun fired with Starsurge keeps getting bigger the longer it stays in close proximity to Aurelion Sol, but normally moves slightly faster then he does. Unless you use Comet of Legend, in which case you move at about the same seed as it. Starsurge has no maximum range and there is no cap on how big it can get. The last thing many teams have seen is a glowing ball coming out of the Fog of War.
  • Legionnaire literally opens it's first level with your characters exploding through a door, knocking over two chilling mooks on the other side. You then goes on beating up everyone that goes in your way.
  • This serves as a gameplay element in the Mana Khemia series. Party members who are out of battle can swap in via support attack at the end of another character's move, and each character has unique upgrades to make an even more impressive entrance. Alternatively, they can swap in defensively for a Big Damn Heroes moment. Special mention goes to Flay for tunneling in from underground, Anna for slicing through from another dimension, and Jess for appearing inside a tornado.
  • Marco and the Galaxy Dragon has Sakurako Onda introduce herself by smashing through the front door of the soba restaurant where Ruri works and dragging her off to school.
  • In Marvel vs. Capcom, swapping out partners causes the incoming character to make a Dynamic Entry, and assists can be used in a similar manner. Ironically, knocking your foe's character out will not result in one from the opposing team (the opponent's next character simply jumps into the fight, which is potentially hazardous for them).
  • Just about every tag-in in a Marvel/Tatsunoko vs. Capcom game comes in the form of a Dynamic Entry where the character who's getting into the fight kicks or punches the rival (or in Hakushon Daimaou's case, dives into them with his ass headfirst) in their entries.
  • Mass Effect
    • During the attack on the Citadel in the original, Shepard does this using the Ilos mass effect relay connected to the relay "statue" on the promenade, blasting full bore in the Mako and plowing right into a pair of Geth who never knew what hit them.
    • Thane makes such an entry in Mass Effect 2 when he drops from the ceiling and quickly dispatches some mooks before putting a bullet into a corrupt asari businesswoman.
    • Geth in the entire series are fond of appearing by falling from a Drop Ship and then dramatically unfolding.
    • In the third game's Citadel DLC, an unarmored Shepard and a squadmate are pinned down a by a shuttle full of mercs...until Wrex leaps through a window and elbow-drops the shuttle out of the air. Then he takes the mercs apart with his bare hands (and head).
    • James Vega does this to a Cerberus shuttle on Mars in Mass Effect 3.
  • If the plot calls for Mega Man X to be defeated, Zero is almost certainly about to make an entrance beam-saber-first. Or, in his Establishing Character Moment, blowing off the arm of an invincible boss with a half-charged buster shot while still offscreen. Giro inherits this ability with Zero's saber in Mega Man ZX.
  • The original Mercenaries opens with the player mercenary of choice driving his/her humvee out the back of a C-130. While it is flying. Into a war zone. You then have to power through enemy blockades to reach the Coalition HQ.
  • The Cyborg Ninja in Metal Gear Solid makes his entrance by slicing off Revolver Ocelot's right hand just before he even appears on-screen.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 features this at the end of "Takedown" as you chase an arms dealer through a Favela in Rio.
    Ghost: He's gonna get away!
    Soap: No he's not. (Dives out of a window ahead of the player and tackles the target down onto a wrecked car from the first floor.)
    • The slow-motion breaches could also be considered this, although in that case it's the player doing so.
    • Modern Warfare 3 features a Big Damn Heroes moment when a tank exits without warning directly through a brick wall, right on top of a group of bad guys.
  • Several creatures from Monster Hunter do this, but Deviljho in particular makes an art of it; it can even pop out from underground in its never-ending quest for food.
    • In a case of Dynamic Reentry, battles with Valstrax often see the dragon fly out of the arena. Sometimes it does this to go to different areas, but if it's circling around, you better dive. Otherwise, you will learn that there is little more powerful than an armored Elder Dragon slamming into you at Mach 5 and launching you into the nearest cart.
  • Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks features this toward the end; Raiden intervenes when Liu Kang attacks Kung Lao, stating that Shang Tsung has been manipulating the duo into empowering him. Before he can reveal exactly how Tsung was doing this, however, he is blasted by Shao Kahn, who has just come into the hallway.
  • The scene just before the very first stage of No More Heroes starts off with this: Travis Touchdown drives his motorcycle through the gates of a mansion, leaps into the air with Beam Katana drawn, then, upon landing, the two mooks behind him fall apart in a pile of blood and body parts.
  • Gwendolyn in Odin Sphere does this twice with her diving spear attack, first to save Velvet from General Brigan and later to save her husband Oswald from the infant Levanthan.
  • Talus from Paladins uses this trope as his ultimate ability, True Power. When he ults, he can teleport to any enemy on the battlefield and sucker punch them for a surprise attack.
  • PAYDAY: The Heist and PAYDAY 2 have the Cloaker special police assault unit. They are sneaky, fast, surprisingly subtle on the approach, and tend to introduce themselves by leaping bodily at a heister with a surprise jump kick, an attack so powerful that it immediately knocks down a heister and reduces them to 10% health. And that's just for starters: players have reported Cloakers leaping out of air vents for the sole purpose of drop kicking an unaware heister in the face. Cloakers also tend to display notable sociopathic tendencies and many of their quotes also break the fourth wall, meaning they will sometimes introduce themselves to the player with a quip and a boot to the head.
  • Your allies in Persona 4 are all too happy to push you out of the way to take a shot that would have killed you; Kanji, however, insists on a flying kick to your head to move you out of the way.
  • The Quartz Dragon in Phantasy Star Online 2 makes its appearance in field maps by crashing from the sky into the ground head first at a ridiculous speed. More often than not, its landing point ends up being directly on top of you, and it can easily one shot the less defensive classes in this manner, which means that if you suddenly see a boss indicator show up on the edge of the radar in areas where it can appear, dodging/guarding might be necessary in short order.
  • Pikachu to Jigglypuff in the opening sequence of Pokémon Gold and Silver.
    • The move Fake Out is a low-powered move with high priority that is guaranteed to make the opponent flinch and miss their turn, with the catch that it can only be used if the user has just entered the battle.
    • Golisopod's signature move First Impression does the same thing, without the flinch but for much more damage. It also synergizes with its Ability, Emergency Exit, which makes it switch out automatically at half health so that it can come back in later and use First Impression again.
  • Alex Mercer from [PROTOTYPE] has various moves conducive for this and a lethal strike from one of 'em often leads to a Surprisingly Sudden Death of the enemy.
  • Psychonauts: Ford Cruller makes his entrance in the climactic cutscene by psi-blasting Oleander in the middle of his dueling Sasha and Milla, and descends from above.
  • In Red Faction: Guerilla, it's almost outright encouraged that you find the heaviest vehicle and drive it into, or sometimes THROUGH the enemy base, as you cannot be hurt while inside a vehicle, the heavier ones can rip walls to shreds, and later ones have weapons like HEAVY ROCKET LAUNCHERS strapped to them for easier Entries.
  • Section 8 features the ability to instantly kill opposing players by dropping onto them from orbit when you spawn.
    I feel like lightning, and my burden is awesome.
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has a particularly memorable example in the form of the black-feathered Nightjar Shinobi. While traversing the rooftops of Ashina Castle, the player may notice a large kite tethered nearby. If you're on your guard, you may have time to react to what's coming. If not, the only warning you'll get is a loud cry of 'WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!' before the ninja formerly attached to said kite comes flying down out of the air to smash into you at terminal velocity.
  • Septerra Core. Every single summon is this.
  • In ShadowVerse, various legendary followers enter the battlefield with an elaborate and flashy animation. Bahamut takes the cake as its entry is also punctuated with the destruction of everything else already in play.
  • In a similar vein to the Marvel vs. Capcom series, Skullgirls has characters attacking their opponents as they are tagged in. Each character, however, has a different attack when they come in:
    • Filia, Painwheel, and Eliza perform a diagonal diving kick.
    • Cerebella performs an elbow drop from above.
    • Parasoul rides in on a motorcycle.
    • Peacock attacks from a hole she creates under her opponent's feet.
    • Ms. Fortune attacks head-first, tossing it at her opponent before reconnecting it to her torso.
    • Valentine charges in, hidden by a medical curtain which she slices through after travelling out far enough.
    • Double flies in from an angle before attacking from above.
    • When Squigly tags out, a headstone appears and slowly follows the player's current character. When tagged back in, she bursts out from the ground marked by the headstone.
    • Big Band charges in with a Megaton Punch.
    • Beowulf flies in from behind the opponent.
  • This is how Knuckles the Echidna is introduced to the series in Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Seconds after Sonic arrives at Angel Island, Knuckles bursts out of the ground and hits him with enough force to knock the Chaos Emeralds out of him. Then, while Sonic is stunned, he snags the Emeralds and runs off.
  • Encouraged in Spider-Man (PS4), where you can usually save yourself a small bit of trouble during a crime in progress by one-shotting one of the enemy goons with an attack from above before everything goes to hell.
  • This is how Agent 3 makes their appearance in Splatoon 2's "Octo Expansion" campaign, crashing through the ceiling to rescue Agent 8 and Cap'n Cuttlefish from being killed by a blender, though they manage to knock themselves out in the process.
  • Splinter Cell: You. All the time. This trope is probably at its height when Fisher can fall onto a guard's head with other guards watching. You'll probably get shot at a little, but hey, the awesomeness of the dramatic entry is worth it.
  • Street Fighter
    • This is how Akuma made his debut in Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Poor M. Bison… He repeats the process to Dan in Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo.
    • Q in Street Fighter III: Third Strike. Here we have a spooky creep in a trenchcoat who doubles as a badass brawler dude, and he just JUMPS ONTO THE SCREEN. Although on the stages that take place in urban areas, his intro is even more elaborate. A group of children run off the screen as Q walks in eerily. In his stage, Yang leaps into the stage from what, at least two stores above the stage?
    • Pulled by several characters in Street Fighter IV. Aside of Yang and his brother Yun we have Dan, Guy...
    • Guy in the Street Fighter Alpha series enters the fight with a jump kick from off-screen knocking a bunch of barrels out of the way.
  • Super Robot Wars loved this trope and know how to use it, usually combining with Theme Music Power-Up. The best one happened in this scene of Original Generation 2, complete with Catchphrase and BFS to the face. And if that wasn't enough, OVA rises stakes by giving you one performed by battleship!
    • Super Robot Wars Alpha 3 also gives you the DaiRaiOh's ultimate move Jinrai, which combines this with Hot Wings. While it doesn't look like a real invoking of this trope, there's this last scene on the scenario of the robot's pilot Touma. Big Bad Keisar Ephes tried to attack the ship his girlfriend Minaki is in. Touma gets super furious and then executes this trope immediately, STRAIGHT ON KEISAR EPHES' FACE.
  • Super Smash Bros..
    • In Brawl, the story mode The Subspace Emissary has several cases of this. For example: Ike shows up out of nowhere to slice a Subspace Bomb that Meta Knight and Marth were trying to stop in half; and Captain Falcon makes his dramatic entrance by Falcon Punching a giant R.O.B. and then sliding through a bunch of Olimar's Pikmin. Poor little guys...
    • Sonic the Hedgehog has a liking for these. In Subspace Emissary he enters by spin-dashing from nowhere and quite literally clipping Tabuu's wings (along with his Total Party Kill wave attack); and in his trailers, he also makes sudden appearances, either by rushing past Mario for Brawl's, or by dive kicking both Mario and Mega Man while they're fighting each other in 3DS/Wii U.
    • Shulk's reveal trailer in 3DS/Wii U has him sneaking up on Bowser to introduce himself via Back Slash, sending Bowser flying to the other side of Gaur Plain. "So long, Kinga Bowser!"
    • Ridely has a particuarly dark example in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, i.e he makes his entrance by murdering Mario and Mega Man before busting through the floor to try and kill Samus as well.
    • Heroic example with Simon who makes his entrance by smashing Death in the face with his whip.
  • In the reboot of Syndicate Agent Tatsuo makes his appearance teleporting in and giving Miles a Boot to the Head. Agent Ramon shows up by jumping in and doing the same after you first open a door to a seemingly empty corridor. You are also instructed at several times to crash through things, which may surprise a mook on the other side.
  • At one point early on, a few characters in Tales of the Abyss are having a standoff with two God-Generals, Legretta and Arietta. With no warning, Guy Cecil leaps from the top of the Tartarus, basically Goomba Stomps Legretta, steals away her hostage and then deflects a few bullets with his sword. Enter the amazing Guy indeed.
  • Tales of Xillia: During the final battle, Jude and Millia's companions all swoop in one by one to deal hefty amounts of damage to Gaius and Muzet with their freaking Mystic Artes! It is magnificent.
  • Team Fortress 2:
    • Saxton Hale lives and breathes this trope. He cannot enter any building without at the very least crashing through a window and smashing something/someone on arrival. *PROPERTY DAMAGE!*
    • A well timed Rocket Jump from a Soldier or Demoman can also achieve this effect.
    • The Soldier even has a shovel (the Market Gardener) that's built for this trope, which will reward you with a Critical Hit if you pull it off.
  • In Tekken 6, Lars has an actual stance called "Dynamic Entry", in which he dashes towards the opponent extremely quickly and attacks them.
    • This is actually a shout to Naruto. The art director of Tekken helped design some costumes for shippuden, as a result Lars became a character in Ninja Storm 2
    • Actually, the "Dynamic Entry" move is more of a Flash Step (he just shuffles forward quickly). For a more accurate version, his running left kick attack (where he heroically leaps up and thrusts his foot in his opponent's face from a running start) is probably a closer example.
  • Titanfall: Similar to Section 8 dropping a titan on an enemy from orbit is an instant kill, including against another Titan. There's even a special killfeed message [CRUSHED BY TITANFALL] and a challenge called Look Out Below!
  • Touhou's Wriggle Nightbug is sometimes seen in fanworks performing a Dynamic Entry or some other form of flying kick, usually specifically called "Wriggle Kick." (Her Touhou Puppet Play counterparts have two such moves, the one named number 2 being a take on Fake Out.) The technique's origin is not often apparent, but it surprisingly has its roots in the games: while playing as the Magic Team (or Marisa solo) in the eighth game, players can auto-collect onscreen items by going to the top of the screen at any time, where normally it would be limited to when the character is at full power. This is often disastrous when Wriggle descends from the top of the screen for her midboss appearance, leg extended, straight into Marisa's face. As Wriggle is a youkai bug in humanoid form, the Wriggle Kick is likely a Kamen Rider Shout-Out.
    • There's also Kisume, Stage 1 midboss of the eleventh game, who does the same thing while in a bucket. Considering the fact that Kisume is a Tsurube-otoshi, a Japanese creature that lays in wait for humans and then drop down onto them, this was likely intentional on ZUN's side. Heck, she almost touches the bottom of the screen at times during the fight itself.
    • Worse than this is Chen, in her appearance in Shoot the Bullet. Usually, the player is encouraged to spend the first seconds before the boss appears stationary, charging his camera. This is usually well and good... except that Chen then proceeds to enter screen by falling like a brick in the exact same vertical line the player spawns at, usually ending with the first-time player eating a catgirl to the face.
  • Ironhide does this to Starscream in the Transformers: Fall of Cybertron trailer. Notable for interrupting Starscream's own attempted Dynamic Entry on Optimus Prime, sucker punching the Decepticon square in the jaw with a good old-fashioned left hook.
  • Trauma Team has a rather brutal non-human example when a school bus comes out of nowhere and crashes into the middle of a crowded mall. Note that this was on The second frikkin' floor. What, did the bus hit a ramp or something?
  • The titular Chimera Squad is pretty much a SWAT Team, and one of the major gameplay elements is the Breach, where your team rushes in the AO. A Breach goes from rushing in with a trooper using a Deployable Cover to soak up return fire while the rest of the team opens fire to sending a heavily armored soldier in a berserker rage to make the enemies inside panic while the rest of the team blows up a wall and toss a flashbang in.

  • Beyond the Canopy. The first time Glenn met Glade, she was delivering a flying kick to the face of someone bullying him.
  • In Eatatau, a webcomic that is totally not based on Warhammer 40k, Kor'la made one of these on the totally-not-dark-eldar who he thought here holding Sha'shiva captive.
  • In El Goonish Shive, Ellen tackle hugs Grace while she's looking the other way and not paying attention to her surroundings.
  • Girl Genius: Higgs makes one of these with a stomp to Big Bad Zola's kneecap, made more impressive by his doing this after following up through the Castle after having been stabbed in the chest.
  • Homestuck:
  • It's Walky!: In a possible lampshade-hanging, Sal makes a point of jumping through windows and walls at every opportunity, even if there's a perfectly good door available. Backfires comedically one time when a villain installs Sal-proof glass in the penthouse windows.
  • Kill Six Billion Demons:
    • 6 Juggernaut Star Scours the Universe does this in page six of the comic by showing up out of nowhere to decapitate the helmeted stranger, bursting out of a portal in Allison's dorm room to do so.
    • Later, Pankrator Jagganoth gets a Dynamic Entry that puts all the others on this page to shame through sheer scale and insanity; he teleports into the exact middle of Solomon's arena, and is so ludicrously powerful that doing so causes a low-yield nuclear explosion that atomizes every non-superpowered being in the immediate area. Then he caps it off by making a snarky Bond One-Liner about what a beautiful day it is as he casually strides out of the ruins.
  • Toyed with in A Loonatic's Tale. Tiny Doctor Qubert bursts into the scene shortly after a (very efficient; just two words!) verbal drubbing from an ill-tempered coworker declaring that "DREAMS LIIIIIIVE!" In the panel prior, easily missed, is the tiny "click" of him tripping the latch. The authors missed the opportunity for the "thump" of his first attempt.
  • In MegaTokyo Junpei smashes through a locked door shouting "KEYLESS ENTER!"
  • In Ménage à 3, Yuki makes her first appearance with a dynamic Glomp on her old girlfriend Zii. This being a sex comedy, in the process, she unintentionally panty-flashes Gary and ends up sitting on his face.
  • The Order of the Stick:
  • UKball from Polandball has an example of this when he begins The British Raj in "The End of the Indiasaurs".
  • In Saffron And Sage the assassin Cinnamon is introduced by shooting an arrow into Sage.
  • The Sanity Circus:
    • When she arrives at Attley's house, Posey first tries knocking. When Attley's mother shouts to not let her in, Posey blows the door in in a giant burst of red magic that throws Attley into the wall.
    • Fletch and Attley first meet when Fletch is in seagull form, flying outside Attley's safehouse. When she steps outside he turns back — and in the process of doing so kicks her in the head, knocking her to the ground.
  • Schlock Mercenary has a couple of dynamic entries, such as the one where Lieutenant Sorlie manages to briefly shut Schlock up.
  • Tower of God: Yuri introduces herself to Bam by jumping down on his face.
  • Lampshaded in Weak Hero when Gray arrives at the Eunjan vs. Yoosun fight by violently headbutting one of the guards, causing him to stumble into the middle of the field.
    Jimmy: Did some hero make his entrance or something?

    Web Original 
  • In Bionicle Adventures, during "The Kid Torturing Bionicle At Wal-Mart":
    Brandon (drawing their assassination plan on a piece of paper): So this is the guy — this is the strange guy at Wal-Mart. And this guy is gonna be Paul... and this guy is gonna be me. And we're both distracting-
    *Daniel takes the pen and draws himself doing a Dynamic Entry, hitting the Torturing Guy*
  • In Jerma985's 'Jermania 2014', The Turkey, The Chicken's long lost rival, made his debut into Jermania by doing a splash body slam on The Chicken during The Chicken's entrance from on top of the titantron.
  • LoadingReadyRun: In the "Meatshroom" episode of Man Cooking, Morgan opens the segment by very calmly saying "Hello, and welcome to another edition of Man Cooking.", at which point Paul runs in from off-camera and slaps him while shouting "MANLY!"
    • A scene in The Lazer Collection 3 has Detective Randall coming out of nowhere, hitting Dr. Octogonapus with a flying side kick — a rare case of a Dynamic Entry being countered by another Dynamic Entry.
  • Red vs. Blue: Revelation, Chapter 3:
    Washington: Do I hear a...
    Washington: CAR?!?
    • In the same series, Chapter 9, after a three season absence, Tex proceeds to make her return by smashing up a metal door in front of a terrified group of Reds not knowing who's on the other side, before she kicks it completely clear of the frame. The next episode is a 7-minute long Curb-Stomp Battle.
  • In Roll to Roll to Dodge, Frelock fails to do this to the goblin tower; Derm succeeds, with the comment, "Pyrotechnics will be heavily involved."
  • In Super Mario Bros. Z Episode 7, Metal Sonic at first ambushes Mario and Sonic in the tunnels this way (or he would have, if Mario hadn't heard him), but then in his appearance in the Minus World he delivers a standard villainous speech before attacking. Then invoked again when Shadow suddenly appears and pummels Metal Sonic before stealing his Chaos Emerald.
    • Wouldn't Mecha Sonic's massive haymaker on Mario have been a Dynamic Entry?
    • Luigi sort of gets one of these in the short clip from the unfinished Episode 9, when he uses his Tanooki Suit powers to break out of his petrification offscreen, before wallopping Basilisx with his hammer to save the weakened Mario.

    Western Animation 
  • Arcane: Vi begins her attack on Sevika by jumping in from the left to knee her in the head while Sevika's about to grab her gambling winnings.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
    • In "The Earth King," Aang jumps off Appa and lands, creating a giant shockwave and tossing a bunch of Elite Mooks in the air.
      • In the same episode, Sokka attempts one on the Earth King's Door. The only surprise is it didn't work AT ALL.
    • Appa tends to do this a lot, on account of being a ten-ton flying bison with airbending powers.
    • In The Legend of Korra's second season finale, Korra makes a Dynamic Entry using her Kaiju-sized spirit form, soaring in like a blue comet to slam into the Dark Avatar. The impact actually sends him flying head over heels.
  • G.I. Joe: Renegades: Being a voiceless ninja, Snake Eyes' method of saying "hi" is either suddenly appearing behind you, nearly giving you a heart attack, or a sudden roundhouse kick to the face, depending on how much he likes you.
  • Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic lives by this trope, from her very first appearance on the show. Spike gets a couple on Twilight Sparkle in the "Feeling Pinkie Keen" episode.
  • In the Rainbow Magic movie, Jack Frost does this... which the goblins promptly ruin.
  • Ready Jet Go!: Zucchini slides right on into Boxwood Terrace, in "Uncle Zucchini Babysits", complete with Moonbeam playing guitar.
    Uncle Zucchini: Hi-ho, Propulsions! Found your house this time!
  • Gerald from Sid the Science Kid does this before the start of Rug Time, but his version of this is usually themed to the question of the day.
  • Venom performs this on Spidey in The Spectacular Spider-Man episode "Identity Crisis".
  • Star Wars Rebels: "Legacy of Mandalore" gives us Fenn Rau flying through a glass wall at the Clan Wren stronghold, turning the tide in a standoff between the heroes, Clan Wren, and the Imperial Supercommandos.
  • Superman: The Animated Series: In "World's Finest", when Lex Luthor and The Joker are in a scuffle, Harley Quinn's intervention is interrupted by a flying kick courtesy of Mercy.
  • Transformers:
    • Fly into the assembly hall in a jet fighter, so low that the crowd runs for their lives. Leap dramatically from the fighter and deliver a Pre-Mortem One-Liner immediately before vaporizing that bastard that really, you should have shot years ago. Dare any of the crowd to make something of it. What'd he say his name was? GALVATRON!
      • From the same production: The Dinobots busting in to break up Hot Rod and Kup's aborted trial and flattening the "bailiff" in the process. Overlaps Big Damn Heroes, as they save Kup and Hot Rod from being devoured by lots of sharkticons.
        Slag: [to bailiff] Excuse me!
    • Optimus Prime makes his first Earth appearance in Transformers Cybertron this way. Thundercracker is circling for another strafing run on Landmine and the human companions. There is a dramatic glint right above the trees. It turns out to be Optimus in flying fire truck mode. Saying "I hope you don't mind if I butt in!", he rams Thundercracker, and chases him into a canyon. The end result is that Thundercracker runs away after having his own missiles blown up in his face.
  • The Monarch's "minty-fresh" entrance on The Venture Bros. Sure, it turned out he had the wrong address and was actually attacking his accountant's office, but damn if it wasn't still awesome!
  • Batman in Young Justice (2010), doing what he does best in the pilot episode (and in his first appearance) and later in "Downtime".

    Real Life 
  • Dynamic Entry performed in a football game. Bonus for the voice-overs, straight lifted from the Trope Namer.
  • Bruce Bowen's foot, meet Wally Szczerbiak's face.
  • Sometimes, wall aren't that hard.
  • In an IRC channel, a Dynamic Entry can be performed by an op that enters a room and immediately kicks someone.
  • The usual tactic for ambush predators such as big cats and crocodiles. The animal uses stealth to get as close as possible to its prey to minimize its escape. At the right moment, it bursts forward for the kill.
    • Similarly, fast-moving predators hide their approach behind cover, so when they suddenly loom into view, charging at high speeds, it is all the more unexpected.
    • Not just big cats. Your domestic moggy stalking a mouse. Or your ankle.
    • The peregrine falcon is an expert at this with it's famous 200 mph dive. If it's going up against something too big that it can't take out with its claws alone, it will curl its talons into a fist and hit them with a diving "punch" hard enough to shatter bone.
  • A useful strategy for military or police forces who need to enter a building occupied by bad guys. Often preceded by a "flashbang" (a kind of grenade that makes a lot of noise and a bright flash to disorient your enemies) or sometimes just by blowing a hole in the wall using explosives, a technique known as "mouseholing". Everything mentioned as criteria for Dynamic Entry is also vital to military and police success, since a defensive position is pretty much always at an advantage over the attackers, thus properly utilizing speed, surprise and violence is necessary for a clean and effective sweep.
  • This man is not having a good day.
  • This isn't one way to end a fight. It is THE way to end a fight.

...Can someone check and see if that first guy's okay?


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Alternative Title(s): Dramatic Entrance


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