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"DYNAMIC ENTRY!"
Might Guy, applying good-guy foot to bad-guy face in Naruto

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: Speed—It has to be fast; Surprise—They can't see it coming until it's too late; and 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 Sub-Trope 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.

Examples of Dynamic Entry include:

Advertising[edit | hide | hide all]

  • Arguably, 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."


Anime and Manga[edit | hide]

  • Haruhi Suzumiya has Haruhi, just before accepting the Computer Research Society President's challenge, delivers a leaping kick to the head.
  • When Jin in Kannagi 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.
  • Vegeta in Dragon Ball Z 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. "That's ten points, now we're ti--"
  • Done spectacularly well at the end of volume 34 of 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 Dynamic Entry shot WHOLE from an early chapter of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle.)
  • 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 the anime/manga Busou Renkin, Mamoru Sakimori (Captain Bravo) is fond of doing this. Sometimes he says the phrase, sometimes he eschews it in favor of simple buttkickery.
  • 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 "HOW-DARE-YOU-TOUCH-MY-ADORABLE-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 Get a Hold of Yourself, Man! punch to the suicidally remorseful Rossiu in the last second before the latter can shoot himself.
    • Also, Yoko's introduction in the first chapter. She crashes through the ceiling while firing her huge rifle. Along with a freakin' Ganmen.
  • Hiruma from Eyeshield 21 does this when he feels the Devil Bats aren't being awesome enough.
  • Kuchiha to Kon, on multiple occasions, in Amatsuki.
  • Margery Daw in episode 13 of Shakugan no Shana.
  • Kyouka, given her general personality, kicks down a door twice in episode seven 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 sport car right into the lobby and up a short flight of stairs, only to jump out and shot the attackers. Which in fact is just the buildup for the true Crowning Moment Of Awsome that follows immediately.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion. Episode 19. Misato and co. are about to be eaten 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 her 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.
      • And that last one can optionally be executed in the N64 game in the same moment, by attacking just as Unit 02's eyes light up. A weaker variant is available at the beginning of the Bardiel fight, executed in the same way.
    • 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 a Longinus Lance thrown from orbit in the process.
  • Baccano!'s Rachel features this method of entry during her Big Damn Heroes moment when she saves the Senator's wife and daughter.
  • Ryoma's Dynamic 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.
  • In Hayate the Combat Butler, Yukiji does this in Chapter 151 by kicking a bear in the face. Hayate also pulls this routinely.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • No one could forget 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! Enter Not Quite Dead Kira Yamato and his shiny new Freedom Gundam, blowing away the offender's weapon before decapitating it with a combination of a high-speed flyby and a beam saber. Absolutely no one saw that one coming.
    • And he does it again in the sequel, multiple times. He even saves the Minerva's bridge crew in the exact same way he saved the Archangel's back in the original series!
  • 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! (Although My Way Entertainment managed to make it even awesomer in one of their parodies...)
    • 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.
    • Finally, 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.
    • More recently in the manga, Nel and Pesche return to the story via pulling these on Ichigo after his meeting and brif fight with Ivan Azgiaro.
  • Saito from Zero no Tsukaima 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 Evil Eye allowing him to hear and see through his master's senses.
  • 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!
  • Suzaku from Code Geass has a couple of these. Once in the first season, when he smashes through a window to attack Mao as part of Lelouch's Xanatos Gambit, and a really epic one in R2 episode 21, when 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The heroine of Flunk Punk Rumble and her best friend.
  • Episode 23 of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 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 2 sheets of awesome!... into Edward's face. But still awesome!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spain from Axis Powers Hetalia gets his pet bull to pull one of these against Turkey.
    • And in the Hetalia 2010 Bloodbath we have Iceland arriving at Germany's house in a Santa sleigh.
  • 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.
  • For Durarara!!'s Shizuo, jump-kicking people is simply too ordinary an introduction. Instead, he throws vending machines at their heads.
    • Dynamic Entry is taken to its logical conclusion in Vol. 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.
  • Ayu from Kanon has many dynamic entries upon an unsuspecting Yuichi, especially early in the series.
  • 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.
  • 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 this...by 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 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.
  • To Aru Majutsu no 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.
  • 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 Pretty Cure All Stars DX 1, Honoka and Nagisa give one by rescuing three of the Yes! Pretty Cure 5 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."
  • In the My-HiME prototype promo video, Mikoto drop-kicks Shiho while she's wrestling with Mai.
  • A minor subversion in One Piece on Fishman Island. Luffy bumbles 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.
    • In the Sabaody Arc X Drake saves Urouge's butt by Dynamic Entrying (albeit using a slight variation) a Pacifista.
  • In the Excel Saga manga, Excel greets Elgala's face feet first, screaming at her for not being around to help with Hyatt's latest, and possibly actual, death.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Inuyasha: Sesshoumaru's a big fan of both the Big Entrance and the Dynamic Entry. One of his most notable examples is when Kagome, Sango and Miroku were dying from Mukotsu's poison and Mukotsu tries to rape 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.


Comic Books[edit | hide]

  • Apparently, Batman does it on purpose to distract crooks from would-be victims.
    • In the Elseworlds comic Batman: Leatherwing, 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.
  • Shockwave in the Marvel Comics |The Transformers series makes his debut by attacking the Autobots when Prime's making a victory speech.
  • In Watchmen, Rorschach ambushes poor Moloch by jumping out of his refrigerator and tackling him.
  • If you had a nickel for every time Superman has crashed through a wall into an unsuspecting foe, you'd be a rich man.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Fanf Works[edit | hide]


Film[edit | hide]

  • 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).
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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..
  • The steroid-popping Dragon from Ong-Bak ambushes Tony Jaa this way when when the hero was about to go after his boss.
  • Grid Alien in the first Alien vs. Predator movie, bringing the awesome level Up to Eleven by combining it with Impaled with Extreme Prejudice and Crowning Music of Awesome. Badass.
  • 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.
  • Referred to as "the element of surprise" in the Inspector Gadget Movie. The surprise, in this case, being the Gadgetmobile slamming into the back of Claw's limo.
  • 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)

  • The Transporter series is made of Dynamic Entry, sometimes with kicks, and sometimes with cars.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yor, the Hunter from the Future has quite possibly the most awesome example of any Dynamic Entry 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 enterance 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.
  • Brannigan (1975) opens with John Wayne kicking down the door and saying "Knock, knock!"
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The fight between The Bride and Elle Driver in Kill Bill Volume 2 starts off with this.
  • 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.
  • 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-Tank, and Clu ends up running right into it.
  • The Avengers gives us Dynamic Entry as performed by Iron Man. And it is GLORIOUS.
    • 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.

Literature[edit | hide]

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Dresden Files book 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.
    • In Blood Rites, Murphy does this for Harry, when she kicks one of Lord Raith's bodyguards so hard it snaps the bodyguard's neck.
  • The Count in A Night in the Lonesome October gets one of the best entrances in the book.
  • 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).

Live Action TV[edit | hide]

  • Walker, Texas Ranger: This is Walker's favorite way of pulling a Big Damn Heroes moment, usually with a leaping kick.
  • In Dollhouse, Echo's handler has managed two, one of which is cross-referenced under Crowning Moment of Awesome.
    • Sierra gets a spectacular one in "Ghost". Perhaps a deconstruction, as Echo had already solved the situation diplomatically when Sierra arrived.
  • Used by the Green/Dragon Ranger in both Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and it source, Kyoryu 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.
  • Kramer, from Seinfeld.
  • In 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.
    • not to mention Mal, Zoe and Jayne's Big Damn Heroes moment in "Safe"
    • And Jubal Early knocks out Shepherd Book with a flying kick entrance.
  • 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.
  • Lord Flashheart prefers this method of introduction in Blackadder II and Blackadder Goes Forth
  • In the Stargate Atlantis series finale, there are two partial cases of Dynamic Entry. 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.
  • Anna Devane of General Hospital is guilty of this as well. She once repelled 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."
  • Saturday Night Live: People Getting Punched Just Before Eating.
  • 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?

  • 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."
  • 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 a Dynamic Entry through the front door.
    • The first time by Gibby and Guppy and the second time by Mrs. Benson and T-Bo...on a MOTORCYCLE.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 it's own name: Rider Break.

Professional Wrestling[edit | hide]


Tabletop Games[edit | hide]

  • Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Ed 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.
  • GURPS has the Flying Kick and Pole-Vault Kick skills. Flying Kick can be combined with Flying Leap for spectacular entries.
  • This custom model for Warhammer 40,000 representing a Tau Crisis suit entering play via Deep Strike. It's a shame they can't actually do that in game.
    • Ork Stormboyz led by Boss Zagstruk can.
    • the tyranid mawloc can enter play by shooting out of a large blast if his deep strike lands on an enamy (hes also the only deep striker that can be intentionaly placed to deep strike in this situation)
    • Space Marines usually specialise with this as they usually act as shock troops. However, they usually do it from orbit.
    • I can't believe nobody said anything about Wazdakka Gutsmek yet! 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.
  • Warhammer Fantasy 8th Edition has a few versions of this. The ambush rule, if it goes off right, alows you to place a unit where ever you wnat (like behind the enemie's preciouse cannons); scouts can now be deployed as close as 12 inches from an enemy unit; assassins' hidden rule alows them to hide in their unit then pop out at any time. Because assassins always strike first, they hit hard first.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Video Games[edit | hide]

  • Pikachu to Jigglypuff in the opening sequence of Pokémon Gold and Silver.
    • The move Fake Out is a low-powered move with decent PP 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.
  • This is how Captain Falcon first appears in The Subspace Emissary in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Those poor Pikmin...*sniff*
    • On a related note, his Falcon Kick is a great way to introduce yourself in a free-for-all Brawl.
    • Also in the Subspace Emissary, this is how Sonic makes his appearance, spin-dashing from nowhere and quite literally clipping Tabuu's wings (along with his Total Party Kill wave attack).
  • Even MMORPGs fall into this trope. Final Fantasy XI, at the very least.
  • 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.
  • 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 a Dynamic Entry 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.
  • 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.
  • Nero's first blow to Dante in Devil May Cry 4 was a dropkick. With both feet. To the face.
    • The dropkick can also be done in-game.
    • Dante arguably also does one to Sanctus. He just crashes in from the ceiling right on Sanctus' face, then Boom! Headshot!.
  • Touhou Project'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 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, into Marisa's face. There's also Kisume, Stage 1 midboss of the eleventh game, who does the same thing while in a bucket. And she almost touches the bottom of the screen at times.
    • Wriggle is a youkai bug in humanoid form. The Wriggle Kick is a flaming obvious Kamen Rider Shout-Out.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Talk about Crazy Awesome.
  • First Encounter Assault Recon: Project Origin. Snake Fist. You know the scene I'm talking about.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Alex Mercer from Prototype has various moves conducive for this and a lethal strike from one of 'em often leads to a Suprisingly Sudden Death of the enemy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Halo 3. Level: The Covenant. Miranda Keyes makes a Dynamic Entry with a Pelican gunship.
  • In 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Dynamic Entry, 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.
  • Alyx' entrance in Half-Life 2. As Gordon is knocked unconscious by C Ps...

Over here! (sound of someone being whacked) No, you don't! (sounds of the C Ps having their asses handed to them) Hm.

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In the opening scene of BioShock (series) 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Most Beat'Em Up games feature this: 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.
  • Kuradoberi Jam 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.
  • 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?
  • 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 dramamtic entry is worth it.
  • 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.
  • Section 8 (video game) features the ability to instantly kill opposing players by dropping onto them from orbit when you spawn.
  • In League of Legends, Pantheon's ultimate, Grand Skyfall.
  • After rescuing Kotone from a group of thugs at the end of Day 1 in Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble, Aya "introduces" herself to you this way, leaping to Kotone's defense against entirely the wrong thug.
  • 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 one challenge has you combine this with Destination Defenestration for extra awesome.
  • Team Fortress 2: Saxton Hale lives and breathes this trope.
    • A well timed Rocket Jump from a Soldier or Demoman can also achieve this effect.
  • In Jak 3 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.
  • 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 In Famous and its sequel, Cole has a power called Thunder Drop. It involves landing on the enemy and causing an electrical explosion.
  • One of the features of the Awesome Button in Saints Row: The Third.
  • Septerra Core. Every single summon is this.
  • 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 armstrenght augmentation. If a Guard is positioned behind the wall Adam will snap his neck in the process.
  • Since the switch to the Frostbite engine, the Battlefield series makes this possible with explosives and vehicles.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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 Rerelease, Abysswalker Artorias does this to a monster by jumping down and impaling it with his BFS.
  • Bionic Farm, Applejack's level 1 (and currently only) super in My Little Pony Fighting Is Magic, is this.
  • In the reboot of Syndicate Agent Tatsuo makes his appearance teleporting in and giving Miles a Boot to the Head. You are also instructed at several times to crash through things, which may surprise a mook on the other side.


Webcomics[edit | hide]

Richard: Bad news, Cale. I'm afraid that your position as my closest and dearest companion is being replaced by the fellow who just tackled a dragon.


Web Original[edit | hide]

  • An Internet demotivator [dead link] recommends "Practice on Emo kids. No-one will miss them."
  • 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?
  • "DR. OCTOGONAPUS BLAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!"
    • 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.
  • Loading Ready Run: In the "Meatshroom" episode of Man Cooking, Morgan opens the segment by very calmy 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!"
  • Red vs. Blue: Revelation, Chapter 3:

Washington: Do I hear a...
(Grif drives a Warthog jeep through the wall)
Washington: CAR?!?

Western Animation[edit | hide]

  • In Avatar: The Last Airbender episode "The Earth King" Aang jumps off Appa and lands, creating a giant shockwave and tossing a bunch of Elite Mooks in the air.
    • Appa tends to do this a lot, on account of being a ten-ton flying bison with airbending powers.
  • Venom performs this on Spidey in The Spectacular Spider-Man episode "Identity Crisis".
  • Tigger from Winnie the Pooh enters like this all the time.
  • In Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Captain Marvel strikes Superman in such a manner.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Batman in Young Justice, doing what he does best in the pilot episode (and in his first appearance) and later in "Downtime".
  • In The Lion King, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Real Life[edit | hide]