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Establishing Team Shot

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"We have arrived."

So the gang's all here! Hyped up for most of the arc this dream team makes an epic appearance! How? With an establishing shot with its name in bold letters of course! The Team Establishing Shot is a process wherein a newly assembled or created team appears in a a big flashy pose with them all together. It's common on covers but also appears on the back page or final shot when the preceding installment has been about the formation of the team. Sometimes little bios or epithets for each of the members will accompany the images.

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Not to be confused with Avengers Assemble, a film and TV trope for a montage of Establishing Character Moments for each member of a team. May come at the end of an Opening Credits Cast Party.


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  • Done in the opening cutscene of Final Fantasy Type-0, showing the members of Class Zero preparing to stop the Millitesi invasion. The shot in question is seen in a lot of promotional materials.

     Web Comics 


The Team

Mario and co. team up to stop a gang of bandits.

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