The Chase

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A plot centered around characters pursuing one another.

A drawn out chase which forms an underlying theme for a series is a Stern Chase.

They Have the Scent is common in short chases.

See also the subtrope Hunting the Most Dangerous Game.

Examples of The Chase include:

Literature

Live-Action TV

Newspaper Comics

  • Dick Tracy had this as a major element in his stories as the police detective relentlessly chases a particular villain who gets more and more desperate as he realizes to his terror that this cop will not stop.

Web Comics

Western Animation