History DownerEnding / VideoGames

19th Sep '17 6:53:31 PM MoonByte
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* The first iteration of ''FinalFantasyXIV'' had this happen when Bahamut broke out of the [[SealedEvilInACan moon that it was imprisoned in]], and proceeded to devastate the world.

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* The first iteration of ''FinalFantasyXIV'' had this happen when in ultimate form. First the BigBad decides to [[ColonyDrop throw the lesser moon, Dalamud, onto the planet]]. It is during that procedure that Bahamut broke breaks out of the [[SealedEvilInACan moon that it was imprisoned in]], and proceeded to devastate the world.world. And while The Path manages to get him re-sealed, [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt a quarter of the world is already destroyed and another still on fire]].
** To clarify just how big the downer is: Every single player is a Warrior of Light. And all that they could do during that final quest was stand close to the battlefield, watching the moon go down as a [[OneWomanWail woman's voice softly echoed in the silence]] and a timer counted down their last seconds. The most powerful people the world has ever seen could do nothing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgEg8kXmifo but stand there and watch]].
31st Aug '17 9:03:43 PM Dere
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* The bad ending to the 8-bit version of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2''. [[spoiler: You fail to rescue Tails from Robotnik, who gets away scot-free. Some even speculate he killed tails shortly afterwards. The ending shows Sonic running in a darker environment than what is shown in the best ending until the credits end, showing Sonic looking up in the sky, seeing Tails' sillouhette.]]
** The bad ending from ''VideoGame//KnucklesChaotix'' manages to one-up this by leaving out any ambiguity of the villain's actions. [[spoiler:If you fail to gather the Chaos Rings, the game will immediately cut to a scene of Metal Sonic destroying the island and hovering over a burning city while horrifying music plays.]]

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* The bad ending to the 8-bit version of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2''. [[spoiler: You fail to rescue Tails from Robotnik, who gets away scot-free. Some even speculate he killed tails shortly afterwards. The ending shows Sonic running in a darker environment than what is shown in the best ending until the credits end, showing Sonic looking up in the sky, seeing Tails' sillouhette.figure. Many interpret this ending as Tails ''having been killed by Eggman''.]]
** The bad ending from ''VideoGame//KnucklesChaotix'' ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix'' manages to one-up this by leaving out any ambiguity of the villain's actions. [[spoiler:If you fail to gather the Chaos Rings, the game will immediately cut to a scene of Metal Sonic destroying the island and hovering over a burning city while horrifying music plays.]]
24th Aug '17 6:23:44 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Ending B gives us Furiae, whom [[spoiler:after dying, is [[{{Necromantic}} brought back to life by Inuart using one of the Seeds of Resurrection]], with terrifying results. She [[OneWingedAngel becomes a giant monster that kills Inuart]], and it falls to Caim and Angelus to defeat her. Upon doing so, Caim holds her lifeless corpse in his arms as he watches every seed spawn a copy of her, their shrieks heralding the end of mankind.]]

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** Ending B gives us has Furiae, whom [[spoiler:after dying, is [[{{Necromantic}} brought back to life by Inuart using one of the Seeds of Resurrection]], with terrifying results. She [[OneWingedAngel becomes a giant monster that kills Inuart]], and it falls to Caim and Angelus to defeat her. Upon doing so, Caim holds her lifeless corpse in his arms as he watches every seed spawn a copy of her, their shrieks heralding the end of mankind.]]
24th Aug '17 4:20:19 PM infernape612
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** The whole series tends to be known for Downer Endings. The first game in particular has [[spoiler:all of the Seals that were keeping the world from ending being destroyed. This includes the death of Caim's sister. Caim's dragon companion whom he's built a bond with throughout the game is [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed to become a new Seal]] in a rather apparent painful process. They are forever separated. And on top of it all, the two are still bonded in a pact, so the price of his voice Caim payed for it was never returned to him.]] And that's the happiest of its five endings.
** Ending B gives us Furiae, whom [[spoiler:after dying, is [[{{Necromantic}} brought back to life by Inuart using one of the Seeds of Ressurection]], with terrifying results. She [[OneWingedAngel becomes a giant monster that kills Inuart]], and is up to Caim and the dragon to defeat her. Upon doing so, Caim holds her lifeless corpse in his arms as he watches every seed spawn a copy of her, their shrieks heralding the end of mankind.]]
** Ending C has the main villain, [[spoiler:Manah, eaten by dragons, before Caim's own dragon turns into a Chaos version of itself and turns against Caim. The pact is broken, Caim is returned his voice, and the two must fight to the death. Upon defeating her, he leaves to battle the rest of the dragon race.]]

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** The whole series tends to be known for Downer Endings. The first game in particular has [[spoiler:all of the Seals that were keeping the world from ending being destroyed. This includes the death of Caim's sister. sister Furiae. Caim's dragon companion Angelus, whom he's built a bond with throughout the game game, is [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed to become a new Seal]] in a rather apparent painful process. They are forever separated. And on top of it all, the two are still bonded in a pact, so the price of his Caim's voice Caim payed for it was is never returned to him.]] And that's the happiest of its five endings.
** Ending B gives us Furiae, whom [[spoiler:after dying, is [[{{Necromantic}} brought back to life by Inuart using one of the Seeds of Ressurection]], Resurrection]], with terrifying results. She [[OneWingedAngel becomes a giant monster that kills Inuart]], and is up it falls to Caim and the dragon Angelus to defeat her. Upon doing so, Caim holds her lifeless corpse in his arms as he watches every seed spawn a copy of her, their shrieks heralding the end of mankind.]]
** Ending C has the main villain, [[spoiler:Manah, eaten by dragons, before Caim's own dragon Angelus turns into a Chaos version of itself herself and turns against Caim. The pact is broken, Caim is returned regains his voice, and the two must fight to the death. Upon defeating her, he leaves to battle the rest of the dragon race.]]
24th Aug '17 4:16:02 PM infernape612
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** Ending B gives ushas Furiae, whom [[spoiler:after dying, is [[{{Necromantic}} brought back to life by Inuart using one of the Seeds of Ressurection]], with terrifying results. She [[OneWingedAngel becomes a giant monster that kills Inuart]], and is up to Caim and the dragon to defeat her. Upon doing so, Caim holds her lifeless corpse in his arms as he watches every seed spawn a copy of her, their shrieks heralding the end of mankind.]]

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** Ending B gives ushas us Furiae, whom [[spoiler:after dying, is [[{{Necromantic}} brought back to life by Inuart using one of the Seeds of Ressurection]], with terrifying results. She [[OneWingedAngel becomes a giant monster that kills Inuart]], and is up to Caim and the dragon to defeat her. Upon doing so, Caim holds her lifeless corpse in his arms as he watches every seed spawn a copy of her, their shrieks heralding the end of mankind.]]
24th Aug '17 4:15:39 PM infernape612
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** If you fail to convince your interrogator to trust you, whether by failing to complete the dungeons in time (which results in the protagonist having a false recollection of the terrible consequences o his failure), or answering some questions incorrectly, she concludes that you're too addled from the drugs to give an honest answer and leaves, at which point [[spoiler:the protagonist is sadistically murdered by Goro in a graphic, bloody manner. The whole incident is then swept under the rug as a suicide.]] There's also another bad ending if you choose to [[spoiler:accept the offer made by the GreaterScopeVillain to let him carry out his plan in exchange for keeping your power]].

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** If you fail to convince your interrogator to trust you, whether by failing to complete the dungeons in time (which results in the protagonist having a false recollection of the terrible consequences o of his failure), or answering some questions incorrectly, she concludes that you're too addled from the drugs to give an honest answer and leaves, at which point [[spoiler:the protagonist is sadistically murdered by Goro in a graphic, bloody manner. The whole incident is then swept under the rug as a suicide.]] There's also another bad ending if you choose to [[spoiler:accept the offer made by the GreaterScopeVillain to let him carry out his plan in exchange for keeping your power]].
22nd Aug '17 3:51:52 PM Andyxdr
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* In ''AirForceDelta Strike'', you have Jamie's ending, which is a HeroicSacrifice, allowing the rest of the Delta Squadron to launch into space. This comes on the heels of his concerted efforts to learn jet operations just so he could join them in the space combat phase of the game.

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* In ''AirForceDelta Strike'', ''[[VideoGame/AirForceDelta Air Force Delta Strike]]'', you have Jamie's ending, which is a HeroicSacrifice, allowing the rest of the Delta Squadron to launch into space. This comes on the heels of his concerted efforts to learn jet operations just so he could join them in the space combat phase of the game.
16th Aug '17 12:40:24 PM ParaBeetleX
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*** For instance, [[spoiler:sparing Undyne and killing all the other boss monsters]] results in [[spoiler:a phone call from Sans telling you about how Undyne was quickly crowned queen of the underground and the first thing she did was enact an official policy that calls for any human found in the underground to be ''killed on sight''. She's more determined than Asgore ever was to break down the magical barrier and march an army of monsters against humanity. And she's vowed to personally hunt you down and kill you.]]
*** Killing all of the bosses but leaving some monsters alive will prompt [[spoiler: Sans to talk about how everyone has lost hope and most monsters believe everyone will die, alone, trapped in the dark. If you're killed 10 or more regular monsters, he'll end the call with the words "[[PlayerPunch go to hell".]]]]
*** Sparing all bosses but killing Mettaton will result in [[spoiler: Alphys vanishing, heavily implying she's been DrivenToSuicide. Undyne does ''not'' take this loss well, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness but not in the way you'd expect]]. She goes in a near-catatonic state, prompting Sans and Papyrus to take her in as she (depending on whether you've befriended her or not) either can't take care of herself anymore or her house has burnt down. Her [[LargeHam bombastic nature]] has all but vanished, and when Papyrus suggests getting revenge on you (something she ''passionately'' does in other endings), but according to Papyrus, her only reply was "Revenge won't bring anybody back".]]

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*** For instance, [[spoiler:sparing Undyne and killing all Sparing Toriel in any ending besides the other boss monsters]] Pacifist-Neutral ending results in [[spoiler:a phone call from Sans telling you about how [[spoiler:her attempting to instill a "humans are friends" philosophy, only to have it harshly rejected by the remaining monsters, who soon stage a revolt against her. To avoid further conflict, she steps down willingly[[note]]Provided Undyne was quickly isn't left alive. Otherwise, Undyne spearheads the rebellion and ends up throwing her out of the castle (likely literally).[[/note]] and spends the rest of her days exiled to the Ruins. [[PetTheDog At least she has Sans to keep her company.]][[note]]If Papyrus wasn't killed, that is. If he was, his last line before hanging up implies that he'll be joining her.[[/note]]]
*** Sparing Undyne [[spoiler:and Mettaton]] results in [[spoiler:the former being
crowned queen empress of the underground Underground, and doing everything in her power to bypass the first thing she did was enact an official policy that calls for any human found in the underground barrier, wage war on humanity once more, and personally see you dead. Any humans located under her rule are to be ''killed on sight''. She's more determined than Asgore ever was to break down the magical barrier and march an army sight'' because of monsters against humanity. And she's vowed to personally hunt you down and kill you.this.]]
*** Killing all Alphys seems to have it the worst in the neutral endings. [[spoiler: If you spare Undyne and kill Mettaton, she's heavily implied to have been DrivenToSuicide, with Undyne suffering from a HeroicBSOD as a result. Papyrus tries to get her out of her funk by convincing him to go after you, but she rejects the offer, saying that doing so "won't bring anybody back". Sparing Mettaton and killing Undyne results in her still missing, with Mettaton building a statue in her honor. The only ending where she ''isn't'' implied to be dead is when you bail on a genocide run at the last second. In that ending, she's crowned as the Underground's new queen and savior with Sans as her advisor. Despite being decent with her new position, she misses her friends and curses herself for not killing you when she had the chance.]]
*** Speaking of [[spoiler:Mettaton, sparing him leads to him being the leader
of the bosses but leaving Underground and brainwashing the monsters with his TV Show. Papyrus, if you left him alive, mentions that anyone who doesn't worship Mettaton is never seen again, which bodes poorly for the future of the Underground.]]
*** [[spoiler:Killing off ''all'' potential rulers as well as
some monsters alive will prompt [[spoiler: Sans to talk about how everyone has lost hope and most results in the remaining monsters believe everyone will die, alone, losing all hope of escaping the Underground, instead coming to the conclusion that they'll perish trapped in its darkness. Sans refuses to take the dark. If you're killed 10 or more regular monsters, crown because he's reached that same DespairEventHorizon long ago. At the end of this sobering message, he'll end the call with the words "[[PlayerPunch go to hell".]]]]
*** Sparing all bosses but killing Mettaton will result in [[spoiler: Alphys vanishing, heavily implying she's been DrivenToSuicide. Undyne does ''not'' take this loss well, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness but not in the way you'd expect]]. She goes in a near-catatonic state, prompting Sans and Papyrus to take her in as she (depending on whether you've befriended her or not)
either can't take care of herself anymore or her house has burnt down. Her [[LargeHam bombastic nature]] has all but vanished, and when Papyrus suggests getting revenge on sign off with "See ya" or, if you (something she ''passionately'' does in other endings), but according killed 20+ monsters, wish for you to Papyrus, her only reply was "Revenge won't bring anybody back"."go to hell" instead.]]
8th Aug '17 7:32:13 AM SilverSupernova
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** ''A Realm Reborn'' Doesn't fare much better as the final story patch before ''Heavensward'' has the player and their companions [[spoiler:being framed for high treason after a member of the Ul'dah Syndicate attempts to have the Sultana assassinated. The other City State leaders are unable to do anything to aid without making the situation even worse and the one who does ends up losing one of his arms and getting thrown in prison for his troubles. In this process each and every member of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn end up vanishing as they attempt to flee the city state until it's just the player, Alphinaud, and Tataru who are all forced to flee to Coerthas ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation/though the player can still freely return to the other areas once the cutscene is over]]).]]

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** ''A Realm Reborn'' Doesn't fare much better as the final story patch before ''Heavensward'' has the player and their companions [[spoiler:being framed for high treason after a member of the Ul'dah Syndicate attempts to have the Sultana assassinated. The other City State leaders are unable to do anything to aid without making the situation even worse and the one who does ends up losing one of his arms and getting thrown in prison for his troubles. In this process each and every member of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn end up vanishing as they attempt to flee the city state until it's just the player, Alphinaud, and Tataru who are all forced to flee to Coerthas ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation/though ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation though the player can still freely return to the other areas once the cutscene is over]]).]]
8th Aug '17 7:31:03 AM SilverSupernova
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** ''A Realm Reborn'' Doesn't fare much better as the final story patch before ''Heavensward'' has the player and their companions [[spoiler:being framed for high treason after a member of the Ul'dah Syndicate attempts to have the Sultana assassinated. The other City State leaders are unable to do anything to aid without making the situation even worse and the one who does ends up losing one of his arms and getting thrown in prison for his troubles. In this process each and every member of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn end up vanishing as they attempt to flee the city state until it's just the player, Alphinaud, and Tataru who are all forced to flee to Coerthas ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation/though the player can still freely return to the other areas once the cutscene is over]]).]]
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