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Despite being created almost a year and a half ago, the trope has horrible ZCE problems, with most examples amounting to "does this" or "AKIRA shoutout lol".

From the wick check, out of 44 examples, only six had proper context: 27 were ZCEs, 5 were misuse for things that weren't bikes, and 6 just linked to it as a verb.

Personally considering the trend started with AKIRA, and most of the uses are references to AKIRA, I think this would be one of the few times Trope Namer Syndrome would be useful.

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  1. Madlax: The title character introduces herself to Vanessa by riding a sports bike in-between her and a bunch of goons sent to kill her, then gunning them all down one-handed — all while side-sliding to a stop.
  2. Pokémon: The Original Series: In the episode "Stealing the Conversation!", a looser than usual Officer Jenny goes at full speed with her motorcycle, jumps from it, takes Pikachu from the hands of Team Rocket and lands in her bike, making the slide with style. Maybe?
  3. Kurozuka: The anime homages the bike slide during an action scene in episode 10, where Kuro, wielding a sword while on his motorcycle battles one of Hasegawa's gunship during a chase scene, which leads from a highway overpass to the top of a collapsing building, with Kuro sliding down the building's side before hitting the asphalt, skidding sideways across the road where Kuro is prominently featured in the center of the screen. Grammar is a bit wonky, but otherwise this is good
  4. Friday Night Funkin': B-Side Remixes: The menu art for Week 7 shows Tankman skidding to a stop on his motorcycle behind Boyfriend and Girlfriend, dust trailing from the wheels and his foot, bike facing sideways from the camera. Just wanted to note that this is an example I wrote before deciding to do this check.
  5. Steven Universe: The Movie: Connie arrives to fight Spinel, and launches into the room riding on Lion, who lands and slides across the floor, emulating the bike slide.
  6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003): The opening references the AKIRA scene via Raphael launching out of the Battle Shell on his bike and skidding to the side.

  1. AdventureTime.Tropes S To Z
    • A bikeless example can be seen with Marceline in the episode "Go With Me" where she and Finn go running with wolves, and when hey stop, Marceline does a pose that pays homage to this trope.
    • There's an animated gif where Finn was mounting Jake as a motorcycle making this pose, even appearing on Crunchyroll's article. However, it's confirmed this is a fanart gif instead of coming from the series. If it's fanart, why is it here?
  2. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children: During the bike chase of Loz, one of the Terrible Trio of the movie and remnants of Sephiroth, he changes the way with his Power Fist making this shot inside a tunnel. ...what?
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: There's a scene in the first episodes where Yuya makes this bike slide (at least in the manga). Example is duplicated on Franchise.Yu Gi Oh
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time: The movie has one scene where Yusei makes a rescue in his Cool Bike and escapes from the shadow realm to make this slide in a rooftop. Example is duplicated on Franchise.Yu Gi Oh
  5. Characters.Persona 5 Adult Confidant AU: Her All-Out Attack finishes with her doing an Akira slide.
  6. Characters.Street Fighter IV: Badass Biker: Her reveal in 6 has her AKIRA-slide her way onto the scene before hopping off to face her opponent. Similar example on ShoutOut.Street Fighter
  7. Characters.V Shojo: She performs one in her lore video after narrowly avoiding an unconscious Nazuna.
  8. Nope: A rare live-action example, performed by Emerald when arriving at Jupiter's Claim on the TMZ reporter's motorcycle with banners attached to it in order to lure Jean Jacket.
  9. X-Men Origins: Wolverine: Even Wolverine pays tribute to this scene, where during the "fight" against the helicopter, he stops his bike in moving and changes the way with his claws on the ground, making this iconic pose for the movie. Grammar bad
  10. Anti Magic Academy The 35th Test Platoon: There's a scene where Ouka makes this bike slide in the city at night.
  11. Bakemonogatari: The scene also was homaged in the episode 3 of Nisemonogatari when Araragi makes this slide with his bicycle instead of a motorcycle.
  12. AKIRA: AKIRA is the obvious Trope Maker and Codifier of this trope with The Movie, but this was made way before this, being part of the same scene in the 1982 manga, which is a part of a panel instead a complete shot as seen in the anime. This is the Ur-Example, and it has no context. Help.
  13. GTO: The Early Years: In the fourth OVA, Yasha does this when sliding to a halt after leading Ryuji on a motorcycle chase, just before he hits a tripwire.
  14. Gintama: s one of the biggest parody series been made, Gintama can't be out of this fad, having at least one shot of this slide in his scooter. IN MEDIEVAL JAPAN.
  15. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!: Shout-Out: Episode 10 has Kanamori pulling off Shotaro Kaneda's iconic sliding motorcycle stop from AKIRA with her bike. No context pothole
  16. Recap.SM G4s Mario Bloopers Breaking Luigi: Meggy does this when she and SMG4 finally arrive at Wikipedia.
  17. Recap.Big City Greens S 2 E 19: Shout-Out: After clearing the ramp at the end, Cricket does the Sliding Bike Stop from AKIRA. Example is duplicated on the main Big City Greens page.
  18. Recap.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 S 1 E 4 Meet Casey Jones: Shout-Out: Raph does the obligatory Sliding Bike Stop from AKIRA.
  19. Recap.The Ghost And Molly Mc Gee S 1 E 30 The Bad Boy Bobby Daniels: Shout-Out: With Scratch's help, Patty does the famous Sliding Bike Stop from AKIRA on her scooter.
  20. Splatoon 3: The Reefslider, an inflatable pool shark ridden like a motorcycle, skids to a halt in this way either at the end of its path or when manually made to.
  21. THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls: Shout-Out: Miyo Harada's second SSR card has her performing the Sliding Bike Stop from AKIRA.
  22. Nightmare City: Green Cat does this to escape Red Cat, crashing into a building where Red Cat doesn't have room to leap in after him.
  23. Star Wars: Galaxy of Creatures: The episode "Blurrg" has Aree doing a sliding stop on a Speeder bike, during one of many attempts to round up the loose Blurrgs. Like the majority of the attempts, this one fails. Partial context. It at least says there's a slide, but fails to describe it.
  24. Batman: The Animated Series: In "Robin's Reckoning", Robin arrives at the pier on his bike just in time to save Batman from Tony Zucco, power sliding to a stop as he does so in a very clear homage to the AKIRA anime. It is famous for being one of the first (if not the first) references to this shot, at least outside Japan.
  25. Gargoyles: In one episode, Brooklyn goes in a motorcycle (with a complete biker look) and makes a Badass Biker demonstration by skidding his bike in this pose.
  26. Star Wars: Clone Wars: Obi-Wan also pays tribute to this pose, making a stop like this after destroying Durge's speeder bike.
  27. The LEGO Ninjago Movie: Shout-Out: Nya demonstrates her Badass Biker credentials by pulling off THE Kaneda bike slide, known here as the Sliding Bike Stop.

  1. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann There's a debatable bikeless scene being made in the first episodes, where Yoko brakes in her own feet, making a pose with her BFG very similar to the one Kaneda does. Trope is explicitly about a bike stopping.
  2. Characters.Pokemon Adventures Allies: More like a sliding trailer house stop. This is how she makes her entrance when the Gym Leaders in Wyndon are worried about how they could go to Hammerlocke. In addition to ZCE, this is about bikes. This example is also duplicated in Characters.Pokemon Adventures Galar for some reason.
  3. Miss Kuroitsu from the Monster Development Department: Despite not having a bike to begin with, Thunderbird does a good impression of the Akira Bike slide when facing the Magical Girls in episode 3.
  4. You're Under Arrest!: In the episode 17, there's a scene where an old Badass Biker called Daimaru Nakajima claimed to be the best biker out there, and makes this bike slide to demonstrate it.
  5. Kamen Rider Revice: Shout-Out: The cover of My Brother Is A Kamen Rider features Daiji doing Kaneda's signature Sliding Bike Stop.

    Wiki Word as Verb 
  1. Five-Second Foreshadowing: Nope:
    • In the climax after Em does her Sliding Bike Stop in Jupiter’s Claim, you can see the park’s exit sign in the background that reads “So Long Cowboy.” In the next scene she begins releasing the giant inflatable cowboy that would be used to bait Jean Jacket into position for a picture and then kill it.
  2. Game of Chicken: Shotaro Kaneda, as the leader of the Capsules, plays chicken with the leader of the Clowns in Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA. This is done on a highway of Neo-Tokyo upon motorcycles at 150 kmh (88 mph). The Clown flinches first and skids out of control when he swerves away, while Kaneda executes his famous and much-referenced Sliding Bike Stop.
  3. Characters.Nope: Badass Biker: She demonstrates her skill with motorbikes with a Sliding Bike Stop before killing the alien once and for all.
  4. THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls - Cute Type: Goggles Do Nothing: Her second SSR has a pair of goggles that just hang from her neck even in the Awakened illustration where she’s performing a Sliding Bike Stop on her motorcycle.
  5. Pokémon Games: When it was revealed that the boxart Legendaries were basically motorcycles, many comparisons were made. Fans in Japan made comparisons to Kamen Rider (mostly Kamen Rider Ryuki), while overseas fans made comparisons to Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds. Fanarts of the legendaries doing the Sliding Bike Stop from AKIRA are also common.
  6. YMMV.Akira: Kaneda's Sliding Bike Stop, homaged in all kinds of media for three decades with no sign of stopping.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Nov 15th 2022 at 4:13:11 AM

Diamondeye218 QWEST! from Traversing the Dream Realm Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Nov 7th 2022 at 12:09:10 PM

Perhaps we should discuss about Stock Parody and Stock Shout-Out for another day. Maybe add those tropes to the TRS Queue.

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GastonRabbit The world's forgotten boy (he/him) from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I wanna be your dog
The world's forgotten boy (he/him)
Nov 7th 2022 at 12:28:42 PM

I think making a Trope Talk thread for those two (if there isn't already one, and I don't have a strong opinion on whether they should use the same thread or two separate ones) before bringing them to TRS would be better, since we already have ones for Fountain of Expies and potential duplicates.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Nov 7th 2022 at 2:30:05 PM

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Smoke and mirrors (it/they)
Nov 7th 2022 at 2:43:54 PM

Like the Akira Slide, Three-Point Landing is also "character stops abruptly in a cool way". Can the latter be used as a point of comparison to establish how much context examples of the former need, or is there a critical difference between them, or are neither of them really tropes?

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WarJay77 She's a cute red monster from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
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Nov 7th 2022 at 2:48:49 PM

Three-Point Landing feels more like a trope since it's extremely unrealistic, denotes skill and agility, and is less about "stopping abruptly" and more about landing an impossible leap with style.

This trope does imply things about the character, however I think the difference is that what's being communicated is already covered by things like Badass Biker, and the slide itself seems to exist more for the shout-out / to look cool than to say "this person can ride a bike".

Edited by WarJay77 on Nov 7th 2022 at 5:49:21 AM

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GastonRabbit MOD The world's forgotten boy (he/him) from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I wanna be your dog
The world's forgotten boy (he/him)
Nov 7th 2022 at 11:09:34 PM

Hooked a crowner because renaming, cutting, and merging with ReferencedBy.Akira/disambiguating were the only suggestions I saw.

Edit: Tagged the page as well.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Nov 7th 2022 at 1:13:23 PM

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Nov 8th 2022 at 10:14:23 AM

I voted yes for merging with the Referenced.Akira page; no for the other two options.

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Nov 10th 2022 at 1:48:23 AM

Was my suggestion to expand the trope overlooked?

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Nov 10th 2022 at 2:30:57 AM

Huh, yeah — we actually did have some discussion about that, so I'm surprised it isn't in the crowner.

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GastonRabbit MOD The world's forgotten boy (he/him) from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I wanna be your dog
The world's forgotten boy (he/him)
Nov 10th 2022 at 7:39:29 AM

Yeah, I did overlook that; sorry about that. How about we let the crowner run until Monday (the 14th) to give that option some time.

Edit: Edited and bumped the ATT bulletin.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Nov 10th 2022 at 9:41:36 AM

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GastonRabbit MOD The world's forgotten boy (he/him) from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I wanna be your dog
The world's forgotten boy (he/him)
Nov 15th 2022 at 2:06:34 AM

Calling in favor of merging with ReferencedBy.Akira and disambiguating between that page and Badass Biker.

Edit: Homage Shot could be another page to add based on the reference to it on the now-cut Laconic.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Nov 15th 2022 at 4:08:44 AM

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Nov 15th 2022 at 11:12:32 AM

We don't have much wicks, so I can handle those.

As for on-page examples, I'll see how much can be moved to other pages. I'll set up a sandbox so we can sort them out.

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GastonRabbit The world's forgotten boy (he/him) from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I wanna be your dog
The world's forgotten boy (he/him)
Nov 16th 2022 at 2:21:19 AM

I disambiguated the page because the on-page examples failed to explain the Shout-Out part and were frequently ZCEs due to "This example is an example" Word Cruft, and since the wicks have been taken care of, closing.

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Trope Repair Shop: Sliding Bike Stop
7th Nov '22 11:06:25 PM

Crown Description:

Sliding Bike Stop has a serious Zero Context Example problem, and there are concerns over both the name and the possibility that it isn't sufficiently distinct from ReferencedBy.Akira. What should be done with it?

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