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5th May '16 4:28:25 PM DoctorCooper
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* ''{{Anime/Monster}}'' ends with Johan being incapacitated, Tenma being exonorated, and Nina returning to as normal a life as she possibly can. Mostly everyone else is dead.
** [[spoiler:Everyone being Wolfgang Grimmer]]. Still, it's also worth noting that [[spoiler:the incapacitated Johan may not be so incapacitated at all]], even though all the living [[EarnYourHappyEnding earn their happy ending]].

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* ''{{Anime/Monster}}'' ends ''{{Manga/Monster}}'' had many deaths, but the survivors [[EarnYourHappyEnding earn a happy ending]]: Eva finally recovers, Lunge reconnects with Johan being incapacitated, his daughter, Tenma being is exonorated, Dieter lives happily with Dr. Reichwein, and Nina returning returns to as normal a life as she possibly can. Mostly everyone else is dead.
** [[spoiler:Everyone being Wolfgang Grimmer]]. Still, it's also worth noting that [[spoiler:the incapacitated Johan may not be so incapacitated at all]], even though all the living [[EarnYourHappyEnding earn their happy ending]].
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24th Mar '16 12:37:33 PM Wixelt
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. After everything the protagonists do to kill the Angels and prevent the extinction of the Human Race, it happens, leaving only [[AdamAndEvePlot the main hero and her love interest]] around while everyone else remain in a [[HiveMind gestalt]]. Possibly subverted by the fact that everyone else can come back if they want, we just never see any of that happen.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. After everything the protagonists do to kill the Angels and prevent the extinction of the Human Race, it happens, leaving only [[AdamAndEvePlot the main hero and her his love interest]] around while everyone else remain in a [[HiveMind gestalt]]. Possibly subverted by the fact that everyone else can come back if they want, we just never see any of that happen.
12th Mar '16 12:28:27 AM Tron80
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* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'': The anime sort of just...ends. [[spoiler:The Arstians all escape planet Lanplate, and the Eraser comes and wipes out the planet and all of its inhabitants. [[BigBad Marder]] abruptly decides to end the Arst War and spend the last few minutes with his people.]]



* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. After everything the protagonists do to kill the Angels and prevent the extinction of the Human Race, it happens, leaving only [[AdamAndEvePlot the main hero and a love interest]] around in a [[HiveMind gestalt]]. Possibly subverted by the fact that everyone else can come back if they want, we just never see any of that happen.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. After everything the protagonists do to kill the Angels and prevent the extinction of the Human Race, it happens, leaving only [[AdamAndEvePlot the main hero and a her love interest]] around while everyone else remain in a [[HiveMind gestalt]]. Possibly subverted by the fact that everyone else can come back if they want, we just never see any of that happen.
1st Mar '16 9:15:36 AM spectertv
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** As for global ramifications, [[spoiler: Ace as mentioned before died, ending the bloodline of Gold Roger. Blackbeard not only renounced his Warlord of the Sea, title but busted the worst criminals in the world's history out of prison leaving the Chief Warden Magellan severely injured and Impel Down severely damaged. Whitebeard died, removing one of the Four Emperors, and all protections created due to his status, which not even the Marines themselves can handle; and Blackbeard went and stole Whitebeard's Devil Fruit, meaning the threat of the Tremor-Tremor Fruit (Gura Gura no Mi) continues with the power not in the hands of aging, morally-conscious legendary pirate, but an amoral, power-mad megalomaniac who just threw away his status as a privateer for the World Government in favor of being captain of the world's greatest sociopaths]]. On the other hand, [[spoiler: both Coby and Shanks stop the war; Whitebeard's last words confirmed the existence of One Piece, keeping the age of piracy ''very much alive''. With the Marines' victory, and Coby's words, this may encourage the organization to go through some serious changes, perhaps even ethically, to prepare for the new era]]. It's kind of a win-win situation for the Marines, and piracy in general. So the era of dreams isn't dead yet.

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** As for global ramifications, [[spoiler: Ace as mentioned before died, ending the bloodline of Gold Roger. Blackbeard not only renounced his Warlord of the Sea, title Sea title, but busted the worst criminals in the world's history out of prison leaving the Chief Warden Magellan severely injured and Impel Down severely damaged. Whitebeard died, removing one of the Four Emperors, and all protections created due to his status, which not even the Marines themselves can handle; and Blackbeard went and stole Whitebeard's Devil Fruit, meaning the threat of the Tremor-Tremor Fruit (Gura Gura no Mi) continues with the power not in the hands of aging, morally-conscious legendary pirate, but an amoral, power-mad megalomaniac who just threw away his status as a privateer for the World Government in favor of being captain of the world's greatest sociopaths]]. On the other hand, [[spoiler: both Coby and Shanks stop the war; Whitebeard's last words confirmed the existence of One Piece, keeping the age of piracy ''very much alive''. With the Marines' victory, and Coby's words, this may encourage the organization to go through some serious changes, perhaps even ethically, to prepare for the new era]]. It's kind of a win-win situation for the Marines, and piracy in general. So the era of dreams isn't dead yet.



* ''Anime/{{Betterman}}'' ends with Kankel being competely defeated by Betterman OLTUS' Psycho Birth, but as for the team: Shou and Kaede killed when Kaede suffered from Algernon, with her baby being carried off by Chandi, Miyako killed after she learned she was the carrier of Algernon from the first Dive inspection. Sakura lost her powers and is currently in a coma, with Keita and Hinoki ending up on a deserted island, [[BookEnds just as they were in the beginning of the series]].

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* ''Anime/{{Betterman}}'' ends with Kankel being competely defeated by Betterman OLTUS' Psycho Birth, but as for the team: Shou and Kaede are killed when Kaede suffered from Algernon, with her baby being carried off by Chandi, Miyako killed after she learned she was the carrier of Algernon from the first Dive inspection. Sakura lost her powers and is currently in a coma, with Keita and Hinoki ending up on a deserted island, [[BookEnds just as they were in the beginning of the series]].



* Something similar to the example above happens in ''Manga/KoiKaze''. Nanoka and Koushirou are together, despite [[BrotherSisterIncest being brother and sister]] and the [[MayDecemberRomance their ten years age gap]], but the imagery surrounding them strongly hints that their relationship won't last.

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* Something similar to the example above happens in ''Manga/KoiKaze''. Nanoka and Koushirou are together, despite [[BrotherSisterIncest being brother and sister]] and the [[MayDecemberRomance their ten years age gap]], but the imagery surrounding them strongly hints that their relationship won't last.



* The opening scene of ''Anime/FangOfTheSunDougram'' strongly hints at a DownerEnding, but it turns into a bittersweet one at the last moment. The civil war seems lost when the BigBad tricks of the LaResistance leaders into accepting his very unfair offer of independence. Most guerillas go home and the Liberation Army becomes a police force and the handful of rebels who see through the deception and continue fighting are surrounded by [[TheEmpire the Earth Federation Military]]. Then suddenly the BigBad gets assassinated and the tricked rebel leader takes a stand and refuses to let the earthlings run his newly-formed country. In the end, the planet Deloya is still only formally independent, the eponymous HumongousMecha is destroyed, but it's heavily implied that future prospects are bright.

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* The opening scene of ''Anime/FangOfTheSunDougram'' strongly hints at a DownerEnding, but it turns into a bittersweet one at the last moment. The civil war seems lost when the BigBad tricks of the LaResistance leaders into accepting his very unfair offer of independence. Most guerillas go home and the Liberation Army becomes a police force and the handful of rebels who see through the deception and continue fighting are surrounded by [[TheEmpire the Earth Federation Military]]. Then suddenly the BigBad gets assassinated and the tricked rebel leader takes a stand and refuses to let the earthlings run his newly-formed country. In the end, the planet Deloya is still only formally independent, the eponymous HumongousMecha is destroyed, but it's heavily implied that future prospects are bright.
4th Feb '16 5:42:36 AM TheTropper
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* ''Anime/Betterman'' ends with Kankel being competely defeated by Betterman OLTUS' Psycho Birth, but as for the team: Shou and Kaede killed when Kaede suffered from Algernon, with her baby being carried off by Chandi, Miyako killed after she learned she was the carrier of Algernon from the first Dive inspection. Sakura lost her powers and is currently in a coma, with Keita and Hinoki ending up on a deserted island, [[BookEnds just as they were in the beginning of the series]].

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* ''Anime/Betterman'' ''Anime/{{Betterman}}'' ends with Kankel being competely defeated by Betterman OLTUS' Psycho Birth, but as for the team: Shou and Kaede killed when Kaede suffered from Algernon, with her baby being carried off by Chandi, Miyako killed after she learned she was the carrier of Algernon from the first Dive inspection. Sakura lost her powers and is currently in a coma, with Keita and Hinoki ending up on a deserted island, [[BookEnds just as they were in the beginning of the series]].
4th Feb '16 5:42:00 AM TheTropper
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* ''Yuusha-Oh [=GaoGaiGar=] FINAL'', the [[PostScriptSeason Post-Script OVA]] to ''Anime/{{GaoGaiGar}}''. It turns out the heroes only have the ability to open two tiny windows back to our planet that will stay open for a couple of seconds. They choose the two children to go back, entrusting the future to them. As they fly towards the portals, they pass by the ruined husks of all the Brave robots who sacrificed themselves using their ultimate attacks to save our universe, and hear each one's voice encouraging them to look forward and remember the Oath Sworn Through Courage. Finally, as they return to Earth and meet all their friends and family once again, the character version of the already fairly emotional ending theme begins to play.
** Made even worse by the fact that, up to this point, the series was ''extremely'' lighthearted and took great pains to have everything come out in a happy ending. Throughout the series and FINAL, a total of two major human characters and one of the robot characters were killed. In the final episode, it is implied that every one of the Mobile Unit is dead for good, but it doesn't really matter because they and the rest of GGG are stranded in another universe. The viewer would ''not'' have been expecting anything like this, which makes it all like a kick in the stomach when it does happen.

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* ''Yuusha-Oh [=GaoGaiGar=] FINAL'', Anime/GaoGaiGarFINAL'', the [[PostScriptSeason Post-Script OVA]] to ''Anime/{{GaoGaiGar}}''.''Anime/GaoGaiGar''. It turns out the heroes only have the ability to open two tiny windows back to our planet that will stay open for a couple of seconds. They choose the two children to go back, send Mamoru and Kaido back home, entrusting the future to them. As they fly towards the portals, they pass by the ruined husks of all the Brave robots who sacrificed themselves using their ultimate attacks to save our the universe, and hear each one's voice encouraging them to look forward and remember the Oath Sworn Through Courage. Finally, as they return to Earth and meet all their friends and family once again, the character version of the already fairly emotional ending theme begins to play.
** Made even worse by the fact that, up to this point, the series was ''extremely'' lighthearted and took great pains to have everything come out in a happy ending. Throughout the series and FINAL, a total of two major human characters and one of the robot characters were killed. In the final episode, it is implied that every one of the Mobile Unit is dead for good, but it doesn't really matter because they and the rest of though there is a chance that GGG are stranded in another universe. The viewer would ''not'' have been expecting anything like this, which makes it all like will find a kick in the stomach when it does happen.way back home.



** Speaking of ''Betterman'', it ends with Kankel being competely defeated by Betterman OLTUS' Psycho Birth, but as for the team: Shou and Kaede killed when Kaede suffered from Algernon, with her baby being carried off by Chandi, Miyako killed after she learned she was the carrier of Algernon from the first Dive inspection. Sakura lost her powers and is currently in a coma, with Keita and Hinoki ending up on a deserted island, [[BookEnds just as they were in the beginning of the series]].

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** Speaking of ''Betterman'', it * ''Anime/Betterman'' ends with Kankel being competely defeated by Betterman OLTUS' Psycho Birth, but as for the team: Shou and Kaede killed when Kaede suffered from Algernon, with her baby being carried off by Chandi, Miyako killed after she learned she was the carrier of Algernon from the first Dive inspection. Sakura lost her powers and is currently in a coma, with Keita and Hinoki ending up on a deserted island, [[BookEnds just as they were in the beginning of the series]].
3rd Feb '16 6:04:38 PM Gamermaster
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* The second season of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ended with the incident resolved and no one dying. Well, almost no one. To ensure the [[DeaderThanDead complete destruction]] of the NighInvulnerable OmnicidalManiac, the first Reinforce sacrifices herself, despite the tearful protests of Hayate.

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* The second season of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ended with the incident resolved and no one dying. Well, almost no one. To ensure the [[DeaderThanDead complete destruction]] of the NighInvulnerable OmnicidalManiac, the first Reinforce sacrifices herself, despite the tearful protests of Hayate.
22nd Jan '16 10:01:44 PM Prfnoff
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* The opening scene of ''Fang Of The Sun Dougram'' strongly hints at a DownerEnding, but it turns into a bittersweet one at the last moment. The civil war seems lost when the BigBad tricks of the LaResistance leaders into accepting his very unfair offer of independence. Most guerillas go home and the Liberation Army becomes a police force and the handful of rebels who see through the deception and continue fighting are surrounded by [[TheEmpire the Earth Federation Military]]. Then suddenly the BigBad gets assassinated and the tricked rebel leader takes a stand and refuses to let the earthlings run his newly-formed country. In the end, the planet Deloya is still only formally independent, the eponymous HumongousMecha is destroyed, but it's heavily implied that future prospects are bright.

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* The opening scene of ''Fang Of The Sun Dougram'' ''Anime/FangOfTheSunDougram'' strongly hints at a DownerEnding, but it turns into a bittersweet one at the last moment. The civil war seems lost when the BigBad tricks of the LaResistance leaders into accepting his very unfair offer of independence. Most guerillas go home and the Liberation Army becomes a police force and the handful of rebels who see through the deception and continue fighting are surrounded by [[TheEmpire the Earth Federation Military]]. Then suddenly the BigBad gets assassinated and the tricked rebel leader takes a stand and refuses to let the earthlings run his newly-formed country. In the end, the planet Deloya is still only formally independent, the eponymous HumongousMecha is destroyed, but it's heavily implied that future prospects are bright.
22nd Jan '16 3:53:55 PM Everdream
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* The ending of ''Anime/WolfsRain'' features the protagonists finally making their way to their destination of Paradise only to be systematically killed one by one by the now deranged BigBad, Lord Darcia. After he's finally killed, only Kiba, and Cheza, the girl he was trying to protect, remain, both of whom are slowly dying as well. She proceeds to attempt to use her powers to recreate Paradise, only for the world to be corrupted by the presence of Darcia's severed eyeball. We are then treated to an ambiguous DistantFinale where we see the wolves have apparently been reincarnated in our modern world, when we suddenly cut to black. Seen by some as an outright ShootTheShaggyDog ending.

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* The ending of ''Anime/WolfsRain'' features the protagonists finally making their way to their destination of Paradise only to be systematically killed one by one by the now deranged BigBad, Lord Darcia. After he's finally killed, only Kiba, and Cheza, the girl he was trying to protect, remain, both of whom are slowly dying as well. She proceeds to attempt to use her powers to recreate Paradise, only for the world to be corrupted by the presence of Darcia's severed eyeball. We are then treated to an ambiguous DistantFinale where we see all the wolves have apparently been reincarnated in our modern world, when we suddenly cut to black.black. The implication is that Blue, the humans, and all the another life seen in the series probably didn't even get reincarnated because of not being pure wolves. Seen by some as an outright ShootTheShaggyDog ending.
14th Jan '16 5:07:35 PM Zephyr7
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* ''Anime/{{K}}'' ends with the evil Colorless King being killed. But [[spoiler: Shiro]] was also killed to bring down the Colorless King and [[spoiler: Reisi]] was forced to kill [[spoiler: Mikoto]] to prevent his SwordOfDamocles from falling, leaving HOMRA without their king. But [[spoiler: Neko and Kuroh]] don't believe that [[spoiler: Shiro]] is truly dead and set off to find him.

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* ''Anime/{{K}}'' ends with the evil Colorless King being killed. But [[spoiler: Shiro]] was also killed to bring down the Colorless King and [[spoiler: Reisi]] was forced to kill [[spoiler: Mikoto]] to prevent his SwordOfDamocles from falling, leaving HOMRA [[spoiler: HOMRA]] without their king. But [[spoiler: Neko and Kuroh]] don't believe that [[spoiler: Shiro]] is truly dead and set off to find him.
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