History EarnYourHappyEnding / WebOriginal

8th Sep '16 8:43:22 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Very few [[EldritchAbomination cosmic]] [[BodyHorror horror]] stories have happy endings, but ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' is one of those few. The protagonists have to face mutations, monstrous abominations, unspeakable evils from the beginning of time, and trying to escape from a mysterious facility [[spoiler:where they have been trapped for over a year already, with several dozen failed escape attempts]]. The main characters get the happy ending they deserve, [[spoiler:some of the others don't]].
** In addition, ''how'' the happy ending is earned in ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' is quite possibly one of the most literal and unintentional examples around (think of it as having been a point-and-click adventure game, except by virtue of being roleplayed by post on an Imageboard, it was very open-ended). Ruby and Tom come across a medical cabinet with a small lock, which the players [[DungeonBypass have Tom bash open with the crowbar]]. Some tranquilizer is found inside, which they take in a syringe. A little later, they encounter, have a fight with, and eventually subdue with the tranquilizer a psychotic and suicidal [[spoiler: Stitches]]. Immediately after, it is discovered that [[spoiler: Stiches]] ''actually had the key'' they were supposed to open the medical cabinet with. Then, instead of killing him and being done with it, the players stuff him into a revival locker and leave him, but not before also slipping him a portrait with himself, Ruby, Tom, and all the other patients and staff in the facility before things went to hell. Cut to the endgame of the story. Ruby, Tom, [[spoiler: and an ''also'' unintentionally-rescued Jay]], have unlocked the escape hatch to the facility, but [[ImplacableMan Ace]] is in close pursuit. [[spoiler: Tom realizes that Ace will catch them if all three of them try to go up the hatch, as they won't be able to close it in time. Someone has to stay behind and delay Ace. After much wailing and gnashing from the players and cry of foul play, it is somehow painfully decided that Tom be the one to stay behind. Ruby and Jay make their way up the ladder, just as Ace appears in the doorway. Tom prepares himself for the inevitable outcome, but then...guess who? ''Stitches'' suddenly tackles Ace out of nowhere, and gives Tom enough time to scramble up the ladder and slam the hatch (and also causing quite a few players to fervently thank the "DeusExMachina").]] By a combination of breaking something they weren't supposed to and being incredibly merciful, the players ''literally'' earned their happy ending.

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* Very few [[EldritchAbomination cosmic]] [[BodyHorror horror]] stories have happy endings, but ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' is one a CosmicHorrorStory featuring plenty of those few. The protagonists have to face mutations, monstrous abominations, unspeakable evils from the beginning of time, BodyHorror and trying to escape from mental corruption. ''It's got a mysterious facility [[spoiler:where they have been trapped for over happy ending''. It's also a year already, with several dozen failed escape attempts]]. The main characters get the more literal example of this trope, as players earned their happy ending they deserve, [[spoiler:some of the others don't]].
** In addition, ''how'' the happy ending is earned in ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' is quite possibly one of the most literal and unintentional examples around (think of it as having been a point-and-click adventure game, except
by virtue of being roleplayed by post on an Imageboard, it was very open-ended). Ruby and Tom come across a medical cabinet with a small lock, which the players [[DungeonBypass have Tom bash open with the crowbar]]. Some tranquilizer is found inside, which they take in a syringe. A little later, they encounter, have a fight with, and eventually subdue with the tranquilizer a psychotic and suicidal going OffTheRails several times, like [[spoiler: Stitches]]. Immediately after, it is discovered that [[spoiler: Stiches]] ''actually had tranquilizing Stitches (which they couldn't have done without a DungeonBypass) and giving him the key'' Group Portrait, motivating him to come back for a BigDamnHeroes moment, and saving Jay, who they were supposed to open the medical cabinet with. Then, instead of killing him and MercyKill]]. Them being done with it, the players stuff him into a revival locker both very creative and leave him, but not before also slipping him a portrait with himself, Ruby, Tom, and all the other patients and staff in the facility before things went to hell. Cut to the endgame of the story. Ruby, Tom, [[spoiler: and an ''also'' unintentionally-rescued Jay]], have unlocked the escape hatch to the facility, but [[ImplacableMan Ace]] is in close pursuit. [[spoiler: Tom realizes that Ace will catch [[SurprisinglyHappyEnding surprisingly]] [[VideoGameCaringPotential kind]] got them if all three of them try to go up the hatch, as they won't be able to close it in time. Someone has to stay behind and delay Ace. After much wailing and gnashing from the players and cry of foul play, it is somehow painfully decided that Tom be the one to stay behind. Ruby and Jay make their way up the ladder, just as Ace appears in the doorway. Tom prepares himself for the inevitable outcome, but then...guess who? ''Stitches'' suddenly tackles Ace out of nowhere, and gives Tom enough time to scramble up the ladder and slam the hatch (and also causing quite a few players to fervently thank the "DeusExMachina").]] By a combination of breaking something they weren't supposed to and being incredibly merciful, the players ''literally'' earned their happy ending.GoldenEnding.
10th Jul '16 4:48:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''BrokenSaints'': [[spoiler: despite all the suffering they have had to go through, each of our "broken" heroes is healed in the end, the men by the power of [[AllLovingHero Shandala]]'s love, Shandala by the power of theirs, and the world is saved.]]

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* ''BrokenSaints'': ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'': [[spoiler: despite all the suffering they have had to go through, each of our "broken" heroes is healed in the end, the men by the power of [[AllLovingHero Shandala]]'s love, Shandala by the power of theirs, and the world is saved.]]
15th Apr '16 1:47:03 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Ditto with ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'', where the characters have much bigger problems: Mutations, monstrous abominations, unspeakable evils from the beginning of time, and trying to escape from a mysterious facility [[spoiler:where they have been trapped for over a year already, with several dozen failed escape attempts]]. The main characters get the happy ending they deserve, [[spoiler:some of the others don't]].

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* Ditto with ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'', where the characters Very few [[EldritchAbomination cosmic]] [[BodyHorror horror]] stories have much bigger problems: Mutations, happy endings, but ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' is one of those few. The protagonists have to face mutations, monstrous abominations, unspeakable evils from the beginning of time, and trying to escape from a mysterious facility [[spoiler:where they have been trapped for over a year already, with several dozen failed escape attempts]]. The main characters get the happy ending they deserve, [[spoiler:some of the others don't]].
22nd Oct '15 9:06:59 PM nombretomado
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* LetsPlay/SirRonLionheart, in his LetsPlay of ''MajorasMask'', went out of his way to set ''everything'' right, and we mean ''every'' last sidequest. It was a long haul, but it was worth it to see a dawn of a new day.

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* LetsPlay/SirRonLionheart, in his LetsPlay of ''MajorasMask'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', went out of his way to set ''everything'' right, and we mean ''every'' last sidequest. It was a long haul, but it was worth it to see a dawn of a new day.
6th Sep '15 2:38:14 PM NovaWolf88
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* Year 3 (episodes 50-70) of ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale''. After a year of [[TheNarrator Cecil]] growing increasingly more depressed, unhappy, and discontent to the point of nearly leaving town, a misunderstanding that nearly cost him a close friendship, and desperately missing [[LoveInterest Carlos]], everything is resolved in one night. [[spoiler:Carlos returns to stay, Cecil and Dana's friendship is on the mend, Night Vale has a wonderful new opera house, and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Hiram]] is finally jailed for his crimes (except for [[TokenGoodTeammate Violet]].) The only person left unhappy is [[StepfordSmiler Kevin]].]]
2nd Jul '15 1:35:15 PM MachRider1985
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* NeonGenesisEvangelionR (Prime ending)

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* NeonGenesisEvangelionR ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionR'' (Prime ending)
19th Jun '15 7:55:05 AM Noumero
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** ''Literature/{{Pact}}'' by same author is very rough to main characters too, and even darker than Worm, but its ending somehow even better: [[spoiler: Blake turns into a sparrow and spents his time with Green Eyes and Evan; Rose presumably finds sanctuary from Lawyers in the Abyss and starts hurting them through writing and disseminating diabolistic texts]].

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** ''Literature/{{Pact}}'' by same author is very rough to main characters too, and even darker than Worm, but its ending somehow even better: [[spoiler: Blake turns into a sparrow and spents his time with Green Eyes and Evan; Rose presumably finds sanctuary from Lawyers in the Abyss and starts hurting them through writing and disseminating diabolistic diabolic texts]].
19th Jun '15 7:52:20 AM Noumero
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** ''Literature/{{Pact}}'' by same author is very rough to main characters too, and even darker than Worm, but its ending somehow even better: [[spoiler: Blake turns into a sparrow and spents his time with Green Eyes and Evan; Rose presumably finds sanctuary from Lawyers in the Abyss and starts hurting them through books]].

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** ''Literature/{{Pact}}'' by same author is very rough to main characters too, and even darker than Worm, but its ending somehow even better: [[spoiler: Blake turns into a sparrow and spents his time with Green Eyes and Evan; Rose presumably finds sanctuary from Lawyers in the Abyss and starts hurting them through books]].writing and disseminating diabolistic texts]].
19th Jun '15 7:47:26 AM Noumero
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* Most of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' is very dark, and it's a very rough ride for the characters, especially the protagonist. But in the end, the world is saved [[spoiler: and Taylor survives with a chance to start her life over.]]

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* Most of Creator/{{Wildbow}}'s ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' is very dark, and it's a very rough ride for the characters, especially the protagonist. But in the end, the world is saved [[spoiler: and Taylor survives with a chance to start her life over.]]]]
** ''Literature/{{Pact}}'' by same author is very rough to main characters too, and even darker than Worm, but its ending somehow even better: [[spoiler: Blake turns into a sparrow and spents his time with Green Eyes and Evan; Rose presumably finds sanctuary from Lawyers in the Abyss and starts hurting them through books]].
30th Mar '15 7:07:03 PM nomuru2d
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** [[spoiler:The secret ending has the people [[DueToTheDead turning the area around him into a monument]], to never forget him and what he'd done for them.]]
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