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The process of an object being repaired. Sometimes take the form of a "Repair Montage", where the character(s) is/are shown repairing something over a period of time.

Alternatively, it can have a being healing from injuries.

See also Creation Sequence, Transformation Sequence, and A-Team Montage.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • In Naruto, Pain destroys the entire leaf village with one blast, leaving an enormous crater behind. After the battle, Yamato rebuilds the village using his wood jutsu. This process is shown over a couple of panels.
  • In Porco Rosso, this takes up a significant chunk of the plot.

    Comic Books 
  • Damage Control
  • A few years ago She-Hulk disappeared. It was later revealed that she was working to help rebuild a town her cousin the Hulk had destroyed.

    Films — Animation 
  • Titan A.E. has a repair sequence of an old spaceship previously used as a house. Shots of welding, rewiring, and reprogramming all set to Over My Head by Lit.
  • WALL•E: Eve rapidly fixes WALL-E in a sequence that ends with shooting a hole through the ceiling to let the sunlight hit him.

    Films — Live-Action 

  • Used in print in The Dresden Files: Cold Days, in which Harry, rather than actually describe the events of his convalescence from being mostly dead, describes the recovery montage that would be in the ideal movie of his life (recommending the Foo Fighter's Walk for the music).

    Live-Action TV 

    Video Games 
  • Mass Effect
    • The brief repair montage of the Normandy at the conclusion of Mass Effect 2.
    • Part of the ending montage added in the Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC includes shots of reconstruction efforts taking place on various worlds, including Earth, Tuchanka, Rannoch, and the Citadel.

    Western Animation 
  • In Avatar: The Last Airbender, after the Gaang saves a river town from the Fire Nation and deciding to clean the river it's on, this happens.
  • Parodied on an episode of Family Guy. Peter, Joe, Cleveland, and Quagmire decide to freshen up the Drunken Clam to attract more customers. When Quagmire points out that the repairs will take a long time, Peter declares, "Not if we do a 1980s 'Fixin' Stuff Up' montage!" Sure enough, a catchy 80s tune plays over shots of the guys working on the bar...but once the montage ends, they realize that they have only made the building look worse, and leave without cleaning up.