History DownerEnding / Literature

25th Feb '17 8:03:43 AM TudorRose
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** ''Thomas'': The evil Mother Lotus puts Thomas into a trance, causing him to throw his best friend Woodget (who cannot swim) into the ocean. When Thomas awakens from the trance, he realises what he has done and is filled with remorse. In the epilogue, it is revealed that Woodget was rescued by the siren Zenna whose song gave him amnesia. He was brought to the City of Hara in India and became the new Holy One. Thomas [[DarkAndTroubledPast continues to live with guilt]] due to the mistaken belief that he killed Woodget.

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** ''Thomas'': The evil Mother Lotus puts Thomas into a trance, causing him to throw his best friend Woodget (who cannot swim) into the ocean. When Thomas awakens from the trance, he realises what he has done and is filled with remorse. In the epilogue, it is revealed that Woodget was rescued by [[EnthrallingSiren the siren Zenna Zenna]] whose song gave him amnesia. He was brought to the City of Hara in India and became the new Holy One. Thomas [[DarkAndTroubledPast continues to live with guilt]] due to the mistaken belief that he killed Woodget.
25th Feb '17 7:52:22 AM TudorRose
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** ''The Final Reckoning'': Audrey's friend Oswald and true love Piccadilly have both been killed, and she [[PassingTheTorch has become the new Starwife]] [[ButThouMust essentially against her will]]. However, she ''did'' come to accept the position because she realised YouCantFightFate.

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** ''The Final Reckoning'': Audrey's friend Oswald and [[StarCrossedLovers true love love]] Piccadilly have both been killed, and she [[PassingTheTorch has become the new Starwife]] [[ButThouMust essentially against her will]]. However, she ''did'' come to accept the position because she realised YouCantFightFate.



** ''Thomas'': The evil Mother Lotus puts Thomas into a trance, causing him to throw his best friend Woodget (who cannot swim) into the ocean. When Thomas awakens from the trance, he realises what he has done and is filled with remorse. In the epilogue, it is revealed that Woodget was rescued by the siren Zenna whose song gave him amnesia. He was brought to the City of Hara in India and became the new Holy One. Thomas continues to live with guilt due to the mistaken belief that he killed Woodget.

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** ''Thomas'': The evil Mother Lotus puts Thomas into a trance, causing him to throw his best friend Woodget (who cannot swim) into the ocean. When Thomas awakens from the trance, he realises what he has done and is filled with remorse. In the epilogue, it is revealed that Woodget was rescued by the siren Zenna whose song gave him amnesia. He was brought to the City of Hara in India and became the new Holy One. Thomas [[DarkAndTroubledPast continues to live with guilt guilt]] due to the mistaken belief that he killed Woodget.
25th Feb '17 7:48:02 AM TudorRose
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** ''The Final Reckoning'': Audrey's friend Oswald and true love Piccadilly have both been killed, and she [[PassingTheTorch has become the new Starwife]] [[ButThouMust essentially against her will]]. However, she ''did'' come to accept the position.

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** ''The Final Reckoning'': Audrey's friend Oswald and true love Piccadilly have both been killed, and she [[PassingTheTorch has become the new Starwife]] [[ButThouMust essentially against her will]]. However, she ''did'' come to accept the position.position because she realised YouCantFightFate.
25th Feb '17 7:28:54 AM TudorRose
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** ''The Final Reckoning'': Audrey's friend Oswald and true love Piccadilly have been killed, and she [[PassingTheTorch has become the new Starwife]] [[ButThouMust essentially against her will]]. However, she ''has'' come to accept the position.
** ''The Oaken Throne'': All the evil has been defeated and everyone is celebrating. Though Ysabelle had previously rejected her love Vesper, she has come to her senses, deciding to give up the Starwifeship and run away with him as he wanted her to. She excitedly runs to find him, but during the brief period she left him alone, he has been killed.

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** ''The Final Reckoning'': Audrey's friend Oswald and true love Piccadilly have both been killed, and she [[PassingTheTorch has become the new Starwife]] [[ButThouMust essentially against her will]]. However, she ''has'' ''did'' come to accept the position.
** ''The Oaken Throne'': All the evil has been defeated and everyone is celebrating. Though Ysabelle had previously rejected her love Vesper, she has come to her senses, deciding to give up the Starwifeship and run away with him as he wanted her to. She excitedly runs to find him, but during the brief period she left him alone, he Vesper has been killed.killed and the book ends with Ysabelle sobbing over his body.
25th Feb '17 7:21:08 AM TudorRose
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* Almost every ending to every book in ''[[Literature/DeptfordMice The Deptford Mice]]'' trilogy and its prequels is a downer, most notably...
** ''The Final Reckoning'': Audrey's friend Oswald and true love Piccadilly have been killed, and she [[PassingTheTorch has become the new Starwife]] [[ButThouMust essentially against her will]]. However, she ''has'' come to accept the position.
** ''The Oaken Throne'': All the evil has been defeated and everyone is celebrating. Though Ysabelle had previously rejected her love Vesper, she has come to her senses, deciding to give up the Starwifeship and run away with him as he wanted her to. She excitedly runs to find him, but during the brief period she left him alone, he has been killed.
** ''Thomas'': The evil Mother Lotus puts Thomas into a trance, causing him to throw his best friend Woodget (who cannot swim) into the ocean. When Thomas awakens from the trance, he realises what he has done and is filled with remorse. In the epilogue, it is revealed that Woodget was rescued by the siren Zenna whose song gave him amnesia. He was brought to the City of Hara in India and became the new Holy One. Thomas continues to live with guilt due to the mistaken belief that he killed Woodget.
24th Feb '17 6:59:59 AM jamespolk
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* "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Creator/AmbroseBierce. A soldier is hanged, but escapes after falling into the water and finds his family. Just kidding! The whole story was a fantasy that took place between the time he was hanged and his neck was broken. His fantasy might have meant he died happy.

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* "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" "Literature/AnOccurrenceAtOwlCreekBridge" by Creator/AmbroseBierce. A soldier is hanged, but escapes after falling into the water and finds his family. Just kidding! The whole story was a fantasy that took place between the time he was hanged and his neck was broken. His fantasy might have meant he died happy.
18th Feb '17 4:04:56 PM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'': ''The Killing Moon'', the first volume, ends with Nijiri gathering[[note]]that is, killing him by sending his soul into Ina-Karekh[[/note]] his beloved mentor Ehiru because the latter has become a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Reaper]] and Gujaareh being conquered by the Kisuati in the name of saving the people of Gujaareh from their own religion.
2nd Jan '17 7:35:04 PM Dawnwing
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* Not too common in Literature/WarriorCats, but in one [[WarriorCatsNovellas novella]], ''Cloudstar's Journey'', the main character's home is destroyed, he is permanently separated from his mate and kits, he entirely loses his faith in [=StarClan=], and he and his entire Clan are banished from the forest.

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* Not too common in Literature/WarriorCats, but in one [[WarriorCatsNovellas novella]], ''Cloudstar's Journey'', the main character's home is destroyed, he is permanently separated from his mate and kits, he entirely loses his faith in [=StarClan=], and he and his entire Clan are banished from the forest. There's also ''Hawkwing's Journey'': [[spoiler:the modern [=SkyClan=] has been driven from the gorge, and most of the Clan is dead, missing, or have left. Echosong did eventually receive another prophecy to lead them toward the other Clans, but it's only a tiny spot of hope after the Clan has lost so much.]]
3rd Dec '16 6:43:17 PM lucy24
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* ''[[Literature/TheWomensRoom The Women's Room]]'' by Marilyn French, although it's not as extreme as some of the other examples listed above, but it's not exactly happy either. Although some of the group - Iso, Clarissa and Kyla - do get relatively happy endings, others don't. Lily is, as far as we're aware, still in a mental institution. Grete is unhappy in her relationship. Chris's fate remains unknown, Val is dead, and Mira spends most of her time outside of work wandering around on beaches. And one only wonders what happened to all the abandoned housewives in the first part of the novel.

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* ''[[Literature/TheWomensRoom The Women's Room]]'' by Marilyn French, although it's French is not as extreme as some of the other examples listed above, some, but it's not exactly happy either. Although some of the group - Iso, Clarissa and Kyla - do get relatively happy endings, others don't. Lily is, as far as we're aware, still in a mental institution. Grete is unhappy in her relationship. Chris's fate remains unknown, Val is dead, and Mira spends most of her time outside of work wandering around on beaches. And one only wonders what happened to all the abandoned housewives in the first part of the novel.
3rd Dec '16 6:41:41 PM lucy24
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* ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Mockingjay]]'', . Primrose dies, as well as some of Katniss's friends and allies, one of whom had recently been married. Katniss murders the President who took over and is deemed insane. What pushes it into somewhat [[BittersweetEnding upbeat realm]] is that Katniss marries Peta and they have kids.

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* ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Mockingjay]]'', . Mockingjay]]'': Primrose dies, as well as some of Katniss's friends and allies, one of whom had recently been married. Katniss murders the President who took over and is deemed insane. What pushes it into somewhat [[BittersweetEnding upbeat realm]] is that Katniss marries Peta Peeta and they have kids.
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