History BittersweetEnding / VisualNovels

19th Aug '15 10:47:09 AM Willbyr
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* In the freeware VisualNovel ''{{Narcissu}}'', [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]] IllGirl Setsumi escapes her bleak existence of hospitalizations and discharges, experiences life on the open road, and finds a little bit of happiness for the first time- then promptly kills herself. It's implied that the unnamed protagonist (also ill) doesn't last much longer.

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* In the freeware VisualNovel ''{{Narcissu}}'', ''VisualNovel/{{Narcissu}}'', [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]] IllGirl Setsumi escapes her bleak existence of hospitalizations and discharges, experiences life on the open road, and finds a little bit of happiness for the first time- then promptly kills herself. It's implied that the unnamed protagonist (also ill) doesn't last much longer.
4th Aug '15 4:58:50 PM JoieDeCombat
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* The "Agent" endings of ''VisualNovel/QueensGambit'' run in this direction: not as good as the "[[GoldenEnding Super Spy]]" endings, but better than the "[[DownerEnding Rookie]]" and "[[KillEmAll Nightmare]]" endings. The villain's plots are mostly foiled, but not without cost; Shield and her love interest go on about their lives and still have feelings for each other, but can't necessarily be together and just try to maintain as much of a relationship as they can given the obstacles.
27th Sep '14 3:47:28 PM wootzits
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** Made slightly less bittersweet in the [[UpdatedRerelease Realta Nua ending.]] [[spoiler: As Arturia (Saber) lies dying, Merlin visits her mentally and tells her that if her soul will wait forever; and if Shirou will look for her forever; they will meet restored at the field of Avalon. He makes it perfectly clear that this is impossible. [[DiedHappilyEverAfter It happens]].]] Let me make that clear. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Saber will always, throughout time, for eternity, wait for Shirou, and that Shirou will always be trying to move towards Saber, to find her again]].]] Pity that to unlock the ending you have to get [[HundredPercentCompletion all 40 deaths, and all 5 endings.]] [[GuideDangIt And THEN you have to play the Fate route again.]]

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** Made slightly less bittersweet in the [[UpdatedRerelease Realta Nua ending.]] [[spoiler: As Arturia (Saber) lies dying, Merlin visits her mentally and tells her that if her soul will wait forever; and if Shirou will look for her forever; they will meet restored at the field of Avalon. He makes it perfectly clear that this is impossible. [[DiedHappilyEverAfter It happens]].]] Let me make that clear. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Saber will always, throughout time, for eternity, wait for Shirou, and that Shirou will always be trying to move towards Saber, to find her again]].]] Pity that to unlock the ending you have to get [[HundredPercentCompletion all 40 deaths, bad endings, and all 5 actual endings.]] [[GuideDangIt And THEN you have to play the Fate route again.]]
7th Jul '14 3:22:18 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Yandere-chan}}'': The only good ending in the whole game is this. Mia's mental instability is discovered and she's being treated, no one died in the process, and the main character still loves her. However, it's noted that Mia will probably never be healthy enough to leave the mental asylum, and the main character seems to be putting their life on hold just to be with her. [[spoiler:[[TheManyDeathsOfYou The rest of the endings result in your bloody demise]].]]

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Yandere-chan}}'': ''VisualNovel/YandereChan'': The only good ending in the whole game is this. Mia's mental instability is discovered and she's being treated, no one died in the process, and the main character still loves her. However, it's noted that Mia will probably never be healthy enough to leave the mental asylum, and the main character seems to be putting their life on hold just to be with her. [[spoiler:[[TheManyDeathsOfYou The rest of the endings result in your bloody demise]].]]
24th Jan '14 8:26:08 PM MyssaRei
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* All of the endings in the ''Coda'' section of VisualNovel/WhiteAlbum2. Even Setsuna's True End, the closest thing in the game that could be considered a traditional HappilyEverAfter ending, still hints that not all things are right behind the scenes.
25th Oct '13 9:33:15 PM spiritsunami
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* ''[[VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors]]'', the True Ending (which, admittedly, is the only one that isn't an outright Bad Ending). Yes, the only death among the "nine persons" is the one who dies before the very first dialogue choice, but [[spoiler:Junpei never gets to see Akane again, chasing after her for the rest of his life.]]
9th Aug '13 9:53:13 PM zizoloziz
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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' has one: [[spoiler: The good ending features the six surviving students escaping, only to find the outside world ravaged by the Despairing Incident.]]
10th Jul '13 2:04:02 PM AJJG
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Yandere-chan}}'': The only good ending in the whole game is this. Mia's mental instability is discovered and she's being treated, no one died in the process, and the main character still loves her. However, it's noted that Mia will probably never be healthy enough to leave the mental asylum, and the main character seems to be putting their life on hold just to be with her. At least they have each other.

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Yandere-chan}}'': The only good ending in the whole game is this. Mia's mental instability is discovered and she's being treated, no one died in the process, and the main character still loves her. her. However, it's noted that Mia will probably never be healthy enough to leave the mental asylum, and the main character seems to be putting their life on hold just to be with her. At least they have each other.her. [[spoiler:[[TheManyDeathsOfYou The rest of the endings result in your bloody demise]].]]
10th Jul '13 2:02:08 PM AJJG
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Yandere-chan}}'': The only good ending in the whole game is this. Mia's mental instability is discovered and she's being treated, no one died in the process, and the main character still loves her. However, it's noted that Mia will probably never be healthy enough to leave the mental asylum, and the main character seems to be putting their life on hold just to be with her. At least they have each other.
24th Feb '13 10:06:09 PM kay4today
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* All the endings of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' that aren't outright [[DownerEnding downers]] are bittersweet, because just as Shirou's father warned him, he can't save everyone. In particular, either Saber or Ilya has to die, and in the only route where Sakura isn't left in the hands of her (horrifically) [[RapeAsBackstory abusive]] [[AbusiveParents grandfather]] (who will likely eventually kill her), the only non-downer ending has ''both'' of them dying. The first route (which is the one followed by the anime) is the most bittersweet: Shirou wins the war, destroys the Grail, and avenges his father, but Saber is gone, and nothing can take her place in his heart. We're left to ponder what "continuation of the dream" Saber might be seeing, and to hope it'll bring them back together somehow.
** Since she has already become a Heroic Spirit there is a chance that she could be summoned again during Shirou's lifetime, perhaps even by Shirou himself.
*** It's unlikely, however, since the Great Grail is dismantled by Waver Velvet.
**** Made slightly less bittersweet in the [[UpdatedRerelease Realta Nua ending.]] [[spoiler: As Arturia (Saber) lies dying, Merlin visits her mentally and tells her that if her soul will wait forever; and if Shirou will look for her forever; they will meet restored at the field of Avalon. He makes it perfectly clear that this is impossible. [[DiedHappilyEverAfter It happens]].]] Let me make that clear. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Saber will always, throughout time, for eternity, wait for Shirou, and that Shirou will always be trying to move towards Saber, to find her again]].]] Pity that to unlock the ending you have to get [[HundredPercentCompletion all 40 deaths, and all 5 endings.]] [[GuideDangIt And THEN you have to play the Fate route again.]]

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* All the endings of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' that aren't outright [[DownerEnding downers]] are bittersweet, because just as Shirou's father warned him, he can't save everyone. In particular, either Saber or Ilya has to die, and in the only route where Sakura isn't left in the hands of her (horrifically) [[RapeAsBackstory abusive]] [[AbusiveParents grandfather]] (who will likely eventually might kill her), the only non-downer ending has ''both'' of them dying. The first route (which is the one followed by the anime) is the most bittersweet: Shirou wins the war, destroys the Grail, and avenges his father, but Saber is gone, and nothing can take her place in his heart. We're left to ponder what "continuation of the dream" Saber might be seeing, and to hope it'll bring them back together somehow.
** Since she has already become a Heroic Spirit there is a chance that she could be summoned again during Shirou's lifetime, perhaps even by Shirou himself.
*** It's unlikely, however, since the Great Grail is dismantled by Waver Velvet.
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Made slightly less bittersweet in the [[UpdatedRerelease Realta Nua ending.]] [[spoiler: As Arturia (Saber) lies dying, Merlin visits her mentally and tells her that if her soul will wait forever; and if Shirou will look for her forever; they will meet restored at the field of Avalon. He makes it perfectly clear that this is impossible. [[DiedHappilyEverAfter It happens]].]] Let me make that clear. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Saber will always, throughout time, for eternity, wait for Shirou, and that Shirou will always be trying to move towards Saber, to find her again]].]] Pity that to unlock the ending you have to get [[HundredPercentCompletion all 40 deaths, and all 5 endings.]] [[GuideDangIt And THEN you have to play the Fate route again.]]
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