History DownerEnding / AnimeAndManga

25th Sep '16 11:53:21 AM Jake18
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* The final episode of the First Generation in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge Gundam AGE]].'' Despite spearheading a successful operation against the Ambat fortress, Grodek gets sentenced to life for committing treason and the Earth Federation covers up the evidence of his findings about Veigan. Also, the Earth Federation reveals genocidal motivations by renaming the first battles against Veigan as the War of Bat Extermination. Back in the Diva, Millais, Woolf, and Adams all get a HeroicBSOD from finding out that the UE were people all along and Emily overhears Flit grieving over his inability to save Yurin. Most importantly, Sir Ezelcant's forces are shown preparing for the next step of the war against Earth Federation. Keep in mind however that this show has two more generations to go, so it's still possible for the Asuno family to [[EarnYourHappyEnding Earn Their Happy Ending.]]

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* The final episode of the First Generation in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge Gundam AGE]].'' Despite spearheading a successful operation against the Ambat fortress, Grodek gets sentenced to life for committing treason and the Earth Federation covers up the evidence of his findings about Veigan. Also, the Earth Federation reveals genocidal motivations by renaming the first battles against Veigan as the War of Bat Extermination. Back in the Diva, Millais, Woolf, and Adams all get a HeroicBSOD from finding out that the UE were people all along and Emily overhears Flit grieving over his inability to save Yurin. Most importantly, Sir Ezelcant's forces are shown preparing for the next step of the war against Earth Federation. Keep in mind however that this show has two more generations to go, so it's still possible for the Asuno family to [[EarnYourHappyEnding Earn Their Happy Ending.]]
9th Aug '16 8:01:11 PM Willbyr
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* Another infamous one is Osamu Tezuka's ''Jungle Taitei'', known to the rest of the world as ''KimbaTheWhiteLion''. Remember in the original anime about the fun adventures of Leo and Lyra? In the end of the manga and the 1997 movie adaptation, Lyra dies of a plague and Leo sacrifices himself to save his human companion in the middle of a blizzard. HUGELY subverted in the anime sequel ''Leo the Lion'' to the original anime.

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* Another infamous one is Osamu Tezuka's ''Jungle Taitei'', known to the rest of the world as ''KimbaTheWhiteLion''.''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion''. Remember in the original anime about the fun adventures of Leo and Lyra? In the end of the manga and the 1997 movie adaptation, Lyra dies of a plague and Leo sacrifices himself to save his human companion in the middle of a blizzard. HUGELY subverted in the anime sequel ''Leo the Lion'' to the original anime.



** The same applies to its companion, VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry. One of the worst endings has the protagonist stripped naked, forced to be a pet/servant to the antagonist, and is eaten alive by people in goat-masks. Oh, and this is ''after'' a lot of the other island's inhabitants are murdered.

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** The same applies to its companion, VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry.''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''. One of the worst endings has the protagonist stripped naked, forced to be a pet/servant to the antagonist, and is eaten alive by people in goat-masks. Oh, and this is ''after'' a lot of the other island's inhabitants are murdered.
5th Aug '16 9:31:42 AM Potman
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* The [[spoiler:Whitebeard War/Marineford]] arc of ''Manga/OnePiece'' ends with [[spoiler:Ace and Whitebeard]] dead, the probable BigBad more powerful, the arguably hero antagonist/well intentioned extremist marines crippled, Luffy horribly wounded and in a HeroicBSOD, hundreds of vicious criminals set free and all of Luffy's allies almost certainly far worse off than before the war started. [[spoiler:Such as Jinbei being injured even worse than Luffy and Hancock being known to have been fighting indiscriminately.]]
2nd Aug '16 6:51:27 PM Willbyr
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* ''PhantomOfInferno'': (Anime) In literally the last minute of the show, Reiji is apparently shot by a disguised assassin in a passing hay wagon, and Ein is last seen laying face-up on the ground next to a poisonous plant that's missing a leaf. Their fate is left ambiguous.

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* ''PhantomOfInferno'': ''VisualNovel/PhantomOfInferno'': (Anime) In literally the last minute of the show, Reiji is apparently shot by a disguised assassin in a passing hay wagon, and Ein is last seen laying face-up on the ground next to a poisonous plant that's missing a leaf. Their fate is left ambiguous.
1st Aug '16 12:51:40 PM Willbyr
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* ''[[CorpseParty Corpse Party: Tortured Souls]]'', the original ending has five survivors, but in the OVA adaptation, only Naomi and Ayumi survive. [[spoiler:And one of them [[GoMadFromTheRevelation turns insane]] by the final scene.]]

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* ''[[CorpseParty ''[[VideoGame/CorpseParty Corpse Party: Tortured Souls]]'', the original ending has five survivors, but in the OVA adaptation, only Naomi and Ayumi survive. [[spoiler:And one of them [[GoMadFromTheRevelation turns insane]] by the final scene.]]
13th Jul '16 5:49:51 PM spectertv
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* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket]]''. At the end, Al's friend Bernie attempted to fight and destroy the Federation's latest HumongousMecha, the Gundam NT-1, or risk having the peaceful Space Colony nuked. Except that he was himself using a damaged grunt unit. And the pilot of NT-1 was Chris, Al's neighbor who's attracted to Bernie (the feeling is mutual). The two dueled until Bernie was killed and Chris gravely injured. In front of Al.''After Al found out the nuke carrier had been stopped and rushed to tell Bernie.'' And then Chris asked Al about his "cousin" Bernie...

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* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket]]''. At the end, Al's friend Bernie attempted to fight and destroy the Federation's latest HumongousMecha, the Gundam NT-1, or risk having the peaceful Space Colony nuked. Except that he was himself using a damaged grunt unit. And the pilot of NT-1 was Chris, Al's neighbor who's attracted to Bernie (the feeling is mutual). The two dueled until Bernie was killed and Chris gravely injured. In front of Al. ''After Al found out the nuke carrier had been stopped and rushed to tell Bernie.'' And then Chris asked Al about his "cousin" Bernie...
30th May '16 8:30:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The ''TransformersArmada'' episode "Credulous". Sideways turns out to have been a DoubleAgent who chooses this point to declare for the Decepticons, Hotshot gets beaten and severely damaged, and Starscream gets the Star Saber.

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* The ''TransformersArmada'' ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' episode "Credulous". Sideways turns out to have been a DoubleAgent who chooses this point to declare for the Decepticons, Hotshot gets beaten and severely damaged, and Starscream gets the Star Saber.
4th May '16 9:29:12 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** The same applies to its companion, VisualNovel/{{Umineko|NoNakuKoroNi}}. One of the worst endings has the protagonist stripped naked, forced to be a pet/servant to the antagonist, and is eaten alive by people in goat-masks. Oh, and this is ''after'' a lot of the other island's inhabitants are murdered.

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** The same applies to its companion, VisualNovel/{{Umineko|NoNakuKoroNi}}.VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry. One of the worst endings has the protagonist stripped naked, forced to be a pet/servant to the antagonist, and is eaten alive by people in goat-masks. Oh, and this is ''after'' a lot of the other island's inhabitants are murdered.
23rd Apr '16 12:24:19 PM kataangluvr
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* Despite the fact that the mood in the ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' anime starts very happy and then gradually goes downhill, the ending is still a big shocker when the pregnant Sekai knifes the male protagonist Makoto to death, then gets slaughtered brutally by her rival Kotonoha, who slices her open with a hacksaw to see if she's really pregnant. Kotonoha then carries Makoto's ''severed head'' around on her sailing trip. Brrrr! "Nice boat," indeed.

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* Despite the fact that the mood in the ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' anime starts very happy and then gradually goes downhill, the ending is still a big shocker when the allegedly pregnant Sekai knifes the male protagonist Makoto to death, then gets slaughtered brutally by her rival Kotonoha, who slices her open with a hacksaw to see if she's really pregnant. Kotonoha then carries Makoto's ''severed head'' around on her sailing trip. Brrrr! "Nice boat," indeed.
4th Mar '16 9:20:30 PM spectertv
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** It can be considered BittersweetEnding, because Masane's commits ab HeroicSacrifice and for her it's still victory: Rihoko is more or less safe and Takayama is turned from scapegoat to hero. Also, the shell scene itself looks [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence rather ambiguous]].

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** It can be considered a BittersweetEnding, because Masane's commits ab an HeroicSacrifice and for her it's still victory: Rihoko is more or less safe and Takayama is turned from scapegoat to hero. Also, the shell scene itself looks [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence rather ambiguous]].



** What drives it further down is the last scene. Al is sitting in his classroom where his friends, with whom he was so ethusiastic about mobile suits at the beginning, are still discussing war and mobile suits. Al finaly snaps and starts crying. One of his friends tries to cheer him up stating: "Don't worry, there will be another war!" thinking Al is saddend over the "cool" battles being over. Al is alone in understanding that mobile suits are warmachines piloted by other people, who if not for the war might aswell be friends. What makes this line even worse is that his friend is right. There will be other wars and they will be just as terrible.

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** What drives it further down is the last scene. Al is sitting in his classroom where his friends, with whom he was so ethusiastic about mobile suits at the beginning, are still discussing war and mobile suits. Al finaly finally snaps and starts crying. One of his friends tries to cheer him up stating: "Don't worry, there will be another war!" thinking Al is saddend saddened over the "cool" battles being over. Al is alone in understanding that mobile suits are warmachines war machines piloted by other people, who if not for the war might aswell as well be friends. What makes this line even worse is that his friend is right. There will be other wars and they will be just as terrible.
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