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5th Feb '17 11:07:15 AM DustSnitch
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* By the end of ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'', both of Kubo's parents [[spoiler:end up dying by the end of the film, but he manages to defeat the Moon King. His parents' spirits in their true forms briefly return to him so he may send their boats down the river for the festival, ending the story. Also, Kameyo the widow poses as the amnesiac Moon King's second wife and tells him about Kubo being his grandson, meaning that Kubo still has family to take care of him.]] Lampshaded by Kubo at the end.

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* By the end of ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'', both of Kubo's parents [[spoiler:end end up dying by the end of the film, but he manages to defeat the Moon King. His parents' spirits in their true forms briefly return to him so he may send their boats down the river for the festival, ending the story. Also, Kameyo the widow poses as the amnesiac Moon King's second wife and tells him about Kubo being his grandson, meaning that Kubo still has family to take care of him.]] Lampshaded by Kubo at the end.
5th Feb '17 11:06:49 AM DustSnitch
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* By the end of ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'', both of Kubo's parents [[spoiler:end up dying by the end of the film, but he manages to defeat the Moon King. His parents' spirits in their true forms briefly return to him so he may send their boats down the river for the festival, ending the story. Also, Kameyo the widow poses as the amnesiac Moon King's second wife and tells him about Kubo being his grandson, meaning that Kubo still has family to take care of him.]] Lampshaded by Kubo at the end.
--> '''Kubo''': This was a happy story. But... it could still be a whole lot happier...
29th Jan '17 9:10:16 PM creader
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* At the end of ''Anime/TheFantasticAdventuresOfUnico'' the evil baron is killed, Katy has found a new home, everyone is happy...[[spoiler: but then the West Wind returns and Unico must leave and forget his friends forever.]]
* ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'' ends with the world saved, and the Phantoms at peace, but the ''entire cast'' save for two characters dead.
20th Jan '17 9:22:01 PM johnnycade7
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** ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'': After Tod and Vixey narrowly escape death at the hands of Amos Slade and Tod's former best friend Copper, [[spoiler:Copper and Slade are attacked by a huge bear. Tod saves Copper's life but is injured in the process, leaving him at Slade's mercy, who in the end decides not to kill Tod after Copper induces Slade's HeelRealization. Tod and Copper depart with tiny smiles at each other and Copper returns to to the farm as the foxes watch him from afar.]]

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** ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'': After Tod and Vixey narrowly escape death at the hands of Amos Slade and Tod's former best friend Copper, [[spoiler:Copper and Slade are attacked by a huge bear. Tod saves Copper's life but is injured in the process, leaving him at Slade's mercy, who in the end decides not to kill Tod after Copper induces Slade's HeelRealization. Tod and Copper depart with tiny smiles at each other and Copper returns to to the farm as the foxes watch him from afar. It's implied they never see each other again, though.]]
28th Nov '16 7:58:17 PM Anddrix
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{The Admiral and the Princess}}'' (aka ''The Blood Crystal''), the BigBad CourtMage has been defeated after his amulet (the Blood Crystal) has been shattered (killing him). But unfortunately, the titular admiral forever remains a heron, and the [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Big Bad's amulet was the only thing that could turn him back human]]. The admiral realizes this, knowing he and the titular princess will never be together, and flies away. But not wanting to be without him, the princess begged her father the king and her nanny to turn her into an egret, knowing she won't ever become human again, and possibly not see them or her friends and subjects again. The movie ends with the two birds flying together (and helping lost ships) as the credits roll, accompanied by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mdvnqoenGc this song]].
* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'': Charlie dies again, but he [[RedemptionEqualsDeath dies saving Anne-Marie]] and is allowed back into Heaven after [[ButNowIMustGo saying goodbye.]]
* At the end of ''Film/CorpseBride'', Emily [[DidNotGetTheGirl breaks off her engagement to Victor,]] allowing him to return to his real fiancée. Even though she doesn't get to marry him, her soul is finally free to move on, and she ascends to the heavens in a flurry of blue butterflies.



** ''Disney/MelodyTime'': Happens in two segments. Johnny Appleseed [[spoiler:dies, but has left a huge legacy in his wake and is off to grow apple trees in heaven]]; while Pecos Bill [[spoiler:gives up being a cowboy after the death of his fiancé Slue-Foot Sue, but Texas is implied to be a much safer place because of him.]]

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** ''Disney/MelodyTime'': Happens in two segments. Johnny Appleseed [[spoiler:dies, but has left a huge legacy in his wake and is off to grow apple trees in heaven]]; while Pecos Bill [[spoiler:gives up being a cowboy after the death of his fiancé Slue-Foot Sue, but Texas is implied to be a much safer place because of him.]]



** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' ends with the conflict between the Powhatan tribe and British settlers has died down. Chief Powhatan has accepted his daughter's love for an outsider. The British settlers come to see that Governor Ratcliffe was the only one really in the wrong. [[spoiler:But also, John Smith was shot trying to protect Chief Powhatan from Ratcliffe, forcing him to return to England and leave Pocahontas behind. The lovers wave goodbye to each other with the strong possibility they may never see each other again.]]
*** [[spoiler: They eventually ''do'' see each other again in the direct-to-video sequel. John Smith is well. But by that point, Pocahontas has fallen in love with someone else.]]

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** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' ends with the conflict between the Powhatan tribe and British settlers has died down. Chief Powhatan has accepted his daughter's love for an outsider. The British settlers come to see that Governor Ratcliffe was the only one really in the wrong. [[spoiler:But also, John Smith was shot trying to protect Chief Powhatan from Ratcliffe, forcing him to return to England and leave Pocahontas behind. The lovers wave goodbye to each other with the strong possibility they may never see each other again.]]
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]] [[spoiler: They eventually ''do'' see each other again in the direct-to-video sequel. John Smith is well. But by that point, Pocahontas has fallen in love with someone else.]]



* ''Animation/SkyBlue''. Sure, Ecoban falls, but Jay will almost certainly die, and Woody isn't in great shape either. Oh, and they were wrong about Gibraltar.
* ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest'': The Furlings manage to make it back in time to save Michelle, some humans clean away the remaining poison, the inhabitants of Dapplewood come back and the Furlings are reunited with their families. However, the plantlife of Dapplewood is still damaged , and some of the animals had been killed by the poisonous gas (including Michelle's parents).

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* ''Animation/SkyBlue''. Sure, Ecoban falls, At the end of ''Anime/TheFantasticAdventuresOfUnico'' the evil baron is killed, Katy has found a new home, everyone is happy...[[spoiler: but Jay will almost certainly die, then the West Wind returns and Woody isn't in great shape either. Oh, Unico must leave and they were wrong about Gibraltar.
* ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest'': The Furlings manage to make it back in time to save Michelle, some humans clean away the remaining poison, the inhabitants of Dapplewood come back and the Furlings are reunited with their families. However, the plantlife of Dapplewood is still damaged , and some of the animals had been killed by the poisonous gas (including Michelle's parents).
forget his friends forever.]]



** Also consider the EpilepticTrees regarding the fate of Aki's child, whose life may or may not have been forfeit in order to create the Eighth Spirit.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' ends with The Fabrication Machine finally being destroyed, and 1, 2, 5, 6, and 8's souls being released from the Talisman, so they're finally at peace. But the world is still badly messed up, and the remaining Stitchpunks aren't sure what's left. And the microbe-like creatures in the rain imply that they might've somehow restored life. [[GainaxEnding Probably.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'': The toys now have a new owner, but they have lost many of their friends to yard sales, donations, and breaking, and will probably never see Andy again.

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** Also consider the EpilepticTrees regarding the fate of Aki's child, whose life may or may not have been forfeit in order to create the Eighth Spirit.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' ends with The Fabrication Machine In ''WesternAnimation/JackAndTheCuckooClockHeart'', it's implied that Jack dies as he's finally being destroyed, and 1, 2, 5, 6, and 8's souls being released from kissing Miss Acacia, considering he's in bad shape ''and'' he threw away the Talisman, so they're finally at peace. But the world is still badly messed up, and the remaining Stitchpunks aren't sure what's left. And the microbe-like creatures in the rain imply key that they might've somehow restored life. [[GainaxEnding Probably.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'': The toys now have a new owner, but they have lost many
keeps his mechanical heart running. Romance is dangerous for Jack's heart even at the best of their friends to yard sales, donations, and breaking, and will probably never see Andy again.times.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', [[spoiler:the last unicorn (Amalthea) finds and frees her fellows, but at a price. As a human, the Lady Amalthea falls in love with Prince Lír. Returned to her immortal form, she can no longer stay with him (or even feel love anymore), so she leaves both her love and her two human friends behind to return to her home in the lilac wood. Even sadder, however, because she has experienced love, aging, and regret—experiences foreign to "pure" unicorns—[[BlessedWithSuck she is no longer as innocent and aloof as others of her kind, separating her even from her own species]]]]. And yet, as sad as these things may be, she thanks Schmendrick for them. It is a good thing to [[spoiler:have known love.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', Mike and Sulley [[spoiler: are expelled from the university]] but they become the close friends that they were in the first movie. Also, [[spoiler: they work their way up from being mailmen in Monsters Inc. to eventually become a scarer and assistant team, fulfilling their dream.]] Mike surrenders his [[spoiler: life-long dream of becoming a Scarer and settles for being a Scare assistant. It's a lower position than what he aimed for, but he feels like an equal as he is the one in charge of coming up scare tactics.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest'': The Furlings manage to make it back in time to save Michelle, some humans clean away the remaining poison, the inhabitants of Dapplewood come back and the Furlings are reunited with their families. However, the plantlife of Dapplewood is still damaged , and some of the animals had been killed by the poisonous gas (including Michelle's parents).



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', [[spoiler:the last unicorn (Amalthea) finds and frees her fellows, but at a price. As a human, the Lady Amalthea falls in love with Prince Lír. Returned to her immortal form, she can no longer stay with him (or even feel love anymore), so she leaves both her love and her two human friends behind to return to her home in the lilac wood. Even sadder, however, because she has experienced love, aging, and regret—experiences foreign to "pure" unicorns—[[BlessedWithSuck she is no longer as innocent and aloof as others of her kind, separating her even from her own species]]]]. And yet, as sad as these things may be, she thanks Schmendrick for them. It is a good thing to [[spoiler:have known love.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{The Admiral and the Princess}}'' (aka ''The Blood Crystal''), the BigBad CourtMage has been defeated after his amulet (the Blood Crystal) has been shattered (killing him). But unfortunately, the titular admiral forever remains a heron, and the [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Big Bad's amulet was the only thing that could turn him back human]]. The admiral realizes this, knowing he and the titular princess will never be together, and flies away. But not wanting to be without him, the princess begged her father the king and her nanny to turn her into an egret, knowing she won't ever become human again, and possibly not see them or her friends and subjects again. The movie ends with the two birds flying together (and helping lost ships) as the credits roll, accompanied by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mdvnqoenGc this song]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', Mike and Sulley [[spoiler: are expelled from the university]] but they become the close friends that they were in the first movie. Also, [[spoiler: they work their way up from being mailmen in Monsters Inc. to eventually become a scarer and assistant team, fulfilling their dream.]] Mike surrenders his [[spoiler: life-long dream of becoming a Scarer and settles for being a Scare assistant. It's a lower position than what he aimed for, but he feels like an equal as he is the one in charge of coming up scare tactics.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/JackAndTheCuckooClockHeart'', it's implied that Jack dies as he's finally kissing Miss Acacia, considering he's in bad shape ''and'' he threw away the key that keeps his mechanical heart running. Romance is dangerous for Jack's heart even at the best of times.
* At the end of ''Film/CorpseBride'', Emily [[DidNotGetTheGirl breaks off her engagement to Victor,]] allowing him to return to his real fiancée. Even though she doesn't get to marry him, her soul is finally free to move on, and she ascends to the heavens in a flurry of blue butterflies.
* At the end of ''Anime/TheFantasticAdventuresOfUnico'' the evil baron is killed, Katy has found a new home, everyone is happy...[[spoiler: but then the West Wind returns and Unico must leave and forget his friends forever.]]
** Happens again in ''Anime/UnicoInTheIslandOfMagic''.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', [[spoiler:the last unicorn (Amalthea) finds and frees her fellows, ''Animation/SkyBlue''. Sure, Ecoban falls, but at a price. As a human, the Lady Amalthea falls in love with Prince Lír. Returned to her immortal form, she can no longer stay with him (or even feel love anymore), so she leaves both her love and her two human friends behind to return to her home in the lilac wood. Even sadder, however, because she has experienced love, aging, and regret—experiences foreign to "pure" unicorns—[[BlessedWithSuck she is no longer as innocent and aloof as others of her kind, separating her even from her own species]]]]. And yet, as sad as these things may be, she thanks Schmendrick for them. It is a good thing to [[spoiler:have known love.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{The Admiral and the Princess}}'' (aka ''The Blood Crystal''), the BigBad CourtMage has been defeated after his amulet (the Blood Crystal) has been shattered (killing him). But unfortunately, the titular admiral forever remains a heron, and the [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Big Bad's amulet was the only thing that could turn him back human]]. The admiral realizes this, knowing he and the titular princess
Jay will never be together, almost certainly die, and flies away. But not wanting to be without him, the princess begged her father the king Woody isn't in great shape either. Oh, and her nanny to turn her into an egret, knowing she won't ever become human again, and possibly not see them or her friends and subjects again. The movie ends with the two birds flying together (and helping lost ships) as the credits roll, accompanied by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mdvnqoenGc this song]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', Mike and Sulley [[spoiler: are expelled from the university]] but they become the close friends that
they were in the first movie. Also, [[spoiler: wrong about Gibraltar.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'': The toys now have a new owner, but
they work have lost many of their way up from being mailmen in Monsters Inc. to eventually become a scarer and assistant team, fulfilling their dream.]] Mike surrenders his [[spoiler: life-long dream of becoming a Scarer and settles for being a Scare assistant. It's a lower position than what he aimed for, but he feels like an equal as he is the one in charge of coming up scare tactics.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/JackAndTheCuckooClockHeart'', it's implied that Jack dies as he's finally kissing Miss Acacia, considering he's in bad shape ''and'' he threw away the key that keeps his mechanical heart running. Romance is dangerous for Jack's heart even at the best of times.
* At the end of ''Film/CorpseBride'', Emily [[DidNotGetTheGirl breaks off her engagement to Victor,]] allowing him to return to his real fiancée. Even though she doesn't get to marry him, her soul is finally free to move on, and she ascends to the heavens in a flurry of blue butterflies.
* At the end of ''Anime/TheFantasticAdventuresOfUnico'' the evil baron is killed, Katy has found a new home, everyone is happy...[[spoiler: but then the West Wind returns and Unico must leave and forget his
friends forever.]]
** Happens again in
to yard sales, donations, and breaking, and will probably never see Andy again.
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''Anime/UnicoInTheIslandOfMagic''.



* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'': Charlie dies again, but he [[RedemptionEqualsDeath dies saving Anne-Marie]] and is allowed back into Heaven after [[ButNowIMustGo saying goodbye.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'': Charlie dies again, but he [[RedemptionEqualsDeath dies saving Anne-Marie]] ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' ends with The Fabrication Machine finally being destroyed, and 1, 2, 5, 6, and 8's souls being released from the Talisman, so they're finally at peace. But the world is allowed back into Heaven after [[ButNowIMustGo saying goodbye.]]still badly messed up, and the remaining Stitchpunks aren't sure what's left. And the microbe-like creatures in the rain imply that they might've somehow restored life. [[GainaxEnding Probably.]]
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** ''Disney/Pinocchio'' The main protagonist gets reunited with Geppetto and becomes a real boy, but [[spoiler:most of the villains, specially the Coachman, are never punished. And those hundreds of innocent children who were taken from their families, turned into donkeys, and sold into slavery? They're still donkeys and no one comes to save them]].

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** ''Disney/Pinocchio'' ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'': The main protagonist gets reunited with Geppetto and becomes a real boy, but [[spoiler:most of the villains, specially the Coachman, are never punished. And those hundreds of innocent children who were taken from their families, turned into donkeys, and sold into slavery? They're still donkeys and no one comes to save them]].
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** ''Disney/Pinocchio'' The main protagonist gets reunited with Geppetto and becomes a real boy, but [[spoiler:most of the villains, specially the Coachman, are never punished. And those hundreds of innocent children who were taken from their families, turned into donkeys, and sold into slavery? They're still donkeys and no one comes to save them]].
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** ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'': After Tod and Vixey narrowly escape death at the hands of Amos Slade and Tod's former best friend Copper, [[spoiler:Copper and Slade are attacked by a huge bear. Tod saves Copper's life but is injured in the process, leaving him at Slade's mercy, who in the end decides not to kill Tod after Copper induces Slade's HeelRealization. Tod and Copper depart with tiny smiles at each other and Copper returns to to the farm as the foxes watch him from afar.

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** ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'': After Tod and Vixey narrowly escape death at the hands of Amos Slade and Tod's former best friend Copper, [[spoiler:Copper and Slade are attacked by a huge bear. Tod saves Copper's life but is injured in the process, leaving him at Slade's mercy, who in the end decides not to kill Tod after Copper induces Slade's HeelRealization. Tod and Copper depart with tiny smiles at each other and Copper returns to to the farm as the foxes watch him from afar.]]
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** ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'': After Tod and Vixey narrowly escape death at the hands of Amos Slade and Tod's former best friend Copper, [[spoiler:Copper and Slade are attacked by a huge bear. Tod saves Copper's life but is injured in the process, leaving him at Slade's mercy, who in the end decides not to kill Tod after Copper induces Slade's HeelRealization. Tod and Copper depart with tiny smiles at each other and Copper returns to his life as a hunting dog. Tod and Vixey watch him from afar, with [[TearJerker audio clips of young Tod and Copper being played over the scene]] as the movie ends.]]
** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'': The conflict between the Powhatan tribe and British settlers has died down. Chief Powhatan has accepted his daughter's love for an outsider. The British settlers come to see that Governor Ratcliffe was the only one really in the wrong. [[spoiler:But also, John Smith was shot trying to protect Chief Powhatan from Ratcliffe, forcing him to return to England and leave Pocahontas behind. The lovers wave goodbye to each other with the strong possibility they may never see each other again.]]

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** ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'': After Tod and Vixey narrowly escape death at the hands of Amos Slade and Tod's former best friend Copper, [[spoiler:Copper and Slade are attacked by a huge bear. Tod saves Copper's life but is injured in the process, leaving him at Slade's mercy, who in the end decides not to kill Tod after Copper induces Slade's HeelRealization. Tod and Copper depart with tiny smiles at each other and Copper returns to his life to the farm as a hunting dog. Tod and Vixey the foxes watch him from afar, afar.
** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' ends
with [[TearJerker audio clips of young Tod and Copper being played over the scene]] as the movie ends.]]
** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'': The
conflict between the Powhatan tribe and British settlers has died down. Chief Powhatan has accepted his daughter's love for an outsider. The British settlers come to see that Governor Ratcliffe was the only one really in the wrong. [[spoiler:But also, John Smith was shot trying to protect Chief Powhatan from Ratcliffe, forcing him to return to England and leave Pocahontas behind. The lovers wave goodbye to each other with the strong possibility they may never see each other again.]]



** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Quasimodo [[DidNotGetTheGirl didn't win Esmeralda's heart]], but Esmeralda survived and is happy with Phoebus. And the people of Paris finally accept Quasimodo as one of their own.

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** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Quasimodo [[DidNotGetTheGirl didn't win Esmeralda's heart]], but heart]]. Yes, Esmeralda survived and is happy with Phoebus.survived. And the people of Paris finally accept Quasimodo as one of their own. But he didn't win his love.
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