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A poster style that has been made famous by the Star Wars franchise where all main characters are montaged into a column or pyramid. Often the characters are sized in proportion to their impact on the plot with the leading cast being shown largest and higher up the stack.

Compare Floating Head Syndrome where heads are used instead of full bodies. May also include an Evil Overlooker if the topmost character is an oversized version of the villain's face. Compare Scooby Stack when a similar pose is assumed by characters in-universe.

Not to be confused with posters of characters who are the other kind of stacked.


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    Comic Books 
  • Birds of Prey:
    • #12: Black Canary, Catwoman, Oracle, a disguised parademon, and a train are all depicted arranged on the cover at various sizes.
    • Vol 1 #37: Robin, Black Canary, and Blue Beetle are stacking in a sort of floating arrangement on the cover.
    • Vol 1 #91: Huntress, Oracle and a blindfolded man are stacked at various sizes lighted by a spotlight on the center of the cover.
    • Vol 2 #10: The cover depicts a veiled Barbara holding the Oracle mask with Black Canary, Huntress, Lady Blackhawk, Batgirl, Red Robin, Robin V, Hawk and Dove, and both Batmen stacked in fighting stances behind her.

    Films — Live-Action 

    Live-Action TV 
  • Metal Hurlant Chronicles has a poster that shows all the characters from the various non-connected episodes stacked together against the backdrop of a planet and outer space.
  • The season 2 poster for Stranger Things depicts the entire cast aligned in a column, with the alien Big Bad hovering above them.
  • The poster of Black Mirror's Star Trek-parody episode "USS Callister" looks like an homage to the Star Wars posters with all the characters stacked into a column with the villain right in the center.
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    Western Animation 
  • The poster for ThunderCats Roar takes this to its literal conclusion: everyone is stacked on top of each other in a big tower of violence, with Lion-O at the top holding the Sword of Omens.

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