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16th Aug '17 1:44:34 PM Samothrace42
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', between the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', Nirn's [[WeirdMoon twin moons]], Masser and Secunda, disappear from the sky for unknown reasons (known as the "Void Nights"). [[CatFolk Khajiit]] culture has great reverence for the moons, and the phases of the moons dictate which of 17 different sub-species a Khajiit cub will grow up to be depending on which phase it was born under. Understandably, the Void Nights were said to have caused significant unrest and panic among the Khajiit. However, nothing has been said in regards to exactly how the Void Nights affected Khajiiti reproduction, leading to much WildMassGuessing and causing a few EpilepticTrees to take root. (The moons would return after two years with no explanation given as to where they went, but the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion]] claimed credit for restoring them, bringing them the Khajiit as a client race.)
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', there's the true fate of the [[TheAlliance Commonwealth Provisional Government]]. An important part of the game's backstory, the [=CPG=] was an alliance of the representatives of the [[CrapsackWorld Commonwealth's]] largest settlements, with the goal of creating the foundation for a new regional government. [[TheConspiracy The Institute]] sent their ''own'' representative in the form of a [[ArtificialHumans Synth]]. The Synth then apparently [[KickTheDog killed the other members of the CPG]], causing the organization to fall apart [[ShaggyDogStory and the Commonwealth to stay divided & weak]]. Most Watelanders use "the [=CPG=] Massacre" as a justification for their hatred of the Institute and [[FantasticRacism resultant racism towards Synths]]. However, records from within the Institute itself [[AnotherSideAnotherStory tell a different tale]]: [[spoiler: Apparently, the Institute actually ''[[NotMeThisTime orchestrated]]'' the [=CPG's=] formation, as they [[PetTheDog wanted to share their advanced tech with the surface]], but [[WellIntentionedExtremist as a new society]] [[VisionaryVillain that wouldn't repeat the faults of the Old World]]. The records then go on to claim that the surface representatives [[RealityEnsues never came to a consensus]] and [[KillEmAll killed each other]], leaving the Institute's Synth representative the [[SoleSurvivor Sole Survivor]]. The Institute was then [[PoorCommunicationKills promptly blamed by the rest of the Commonwealth]] for the fall of the [=CPG=], and this served as the Institute's [[StartOfDarkness Start of Darkness]].]] Complicating matters is the fact that the Institute's records on the matter are [[WrittenByTheWinners likely doctored to some extent]], and the Commonwealth's opinions of events are corrupted by the over-reliance on [[OralTradition word of mouth]]. Due to too many [[UnreliableNarrator Unreliable Narrators]], no one knows which side is right anymore.



* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', between the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', Nirn's [[WeirdMoon twin moons]], Masser and Secunda, disappear from the sky for unknown reasons (known as the "Void Nights"). [[CatFolk Khajiit]] culture has great reverence for the moons, and the phases of the moons dictate which of 17 different sub-species a Khajiit cub will grow up to be depending on which phase it was born under. Understandably, the Void Nights were said to have caused significant unrest and panic among the Khajiit. However, nothing has been said in regards to exactly how the Void Nights affected Khajiiti reproduction, leading to much WildMassGuessing and causing a few EpilepticTrees to take root. (The moons would return after two years with no explanation given as to where they went, but the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion]] claimed credit for restoring them, bringing them the Khajiit as a client race.)
5th Aug '17 2:40:24 AM sayaleviathan
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** House Umber's current state is unknown after allying with the Boltons, and losing, even betraying Rickon Stark. Their lord was killed, though Lady Tarly had mentioned Lord Umber (likely Greatjon) having daughters.
29th Jul '17 2:35:04 PM yaosaysobjection
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', events surrounding Azulon's death are extremely murky. The main question is whether he [[spoiler: was really going to have Ozai kill Zuko as a punishment for Ozai's attempt to usurp Iroh's position as heir.]] The only two people who know for sure are both known liars and only discuss the incident while trying to manipulate others. One popular fan theory is that [[spoiler: Azulon intended to make Zuko Iroh's heir to remove Ozai from the succession]], which does fit the very little we see of the scene in question, but is mainly rooted in a literal interpretation of Azula's version of the story which, as noted above, could be all lies in the first place.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', events surrounding Azulon's death are extremely murky. The main question is whether he [[spoiler: was really going to have Ozai kill Zuko as a punishment for Ozai's attempt to usurp Iroh's position as heir.]] The only two people who know for sure are both known liars and only discuss the incident while trying to manipulate others. One popular fan theory is that [[spoiler: Azulon intended to make Zuko Iroh's heir to remove Ozai from the succession]], which does fit the very little we see of the scene in question, but is mainly rooted in a literal interpretation of Azula's version of the story which, as noted above, could be all lies in the first place. [[spoiler: We find out in the comics that Ozai had Ursa create an untraceable poison to kill Azulon in exchange for Zuko's life but we never find out if she personally administered it.]]
27th Jul '17 12:43:29 AM azbyc15243
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* ''LightNovel/ASimpleSurvey'' has a number of short stories that end before giving a clear resolution. For example, one story is about how humans have developed technology that allows them to see into hell, which appears as a pleasant beach resort. A demon tells the narrator that, although they were instructed by God to torment sinners, the inherent nature of demons is to rebel against divine authority, so hell is in fact a nice place. However, an angel then interrupts and claims that this is a lie, to trick humans into wanting to enter hell voluntarily.
24th Jul '17 2:40:36 PM SSJMagus
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* In season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', [[spoiler:Glossaryck seems to have died in "[[Recap/StarVsTheForcesOfEvilS3E3BookBeGone Book Be Gone}", but reappears to Star 4 episodes later in "[[Recap/StarVsTheForcesOfEvilS3E7Toffee Toffee]]". However Star herself might have been dead at the time, since she seemed to drown in the previous scene and appeared in an unknown location that could be some sort of afterlife. On the other hand Glossaryck claims it's insulting to suggest he's dead, and that they're in a place no one has ever been before. So whether Glossaryck is actually dead remains up in the air.]]
28th Jun '17 8:48:18 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', between the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', Nirn's [[WeirdMoon twin moons]], Masser and Secunda, disappear from the sky for unknown reasons (known as the "Void Nights"). [[CatFolk Khajiit]] culture has great reverence for the moons, and the phases of the moons dictate which of 17 different sub-species a Khajiit cub will grow up to be depending on which phase it was born under. Understandably, the Void Nights were said to have caused significant unrest and panic among the Khajiit. However, nothing has been said in regards to exactly how the Void Nights affected Khajiiti reproduction, leading to much WildMassGuessing and causing a few EpilepticTrees to take root. (The moons would return after two years with no explanation given as to where they went, but the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion]] claimed credit for restoring them, bringing them the Khajiit as a client race.)
27th Jun '17 11:54:41 PM sayaleviathan
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** Sandor Clegane is left crippled and grievously wounded many miles from help, but his death is not confirmed. The ambiguity is increased by the actor's absence from a round-table interview featuring those whose characters had been killed in Season 4.

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** Sandor Clegane is left crippled and grievously wounded many miles from help, but his death is not confirmed. The ambiguity is increased by the actor's absence from a round-table interview featuring those whose characters had been killed in Season 4. Then in Season 6, [[spoiler:it turns out that the Hound survived from his wounds after being healed by a septon]].
20th Jun '17 9:35:19 AM gb00393
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** House Umber's current state is unknown after allying with the Boltons, and losing, even betraying Rickon Stark. Their lord was killed, though Lady Tarly had mentioned Lord Umber (likely Greatjon) having daughters.
18th Jun '17 11:21:53 AM nombretomado
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* The ending of ''AmericanPsycho''. Was Patrick Bateman a serial killer whose able to get away with the murders, because of how perfectly he's able to blend into white collar corporate society. Or just a mentally disturbed person who fantasies about being a serial killer because of how boring he thinks his life is. [[spoiler: The made for DVD Sequel, starring Creator/MilaKunis, mentions Patrick Bateman several times as a genuine serial killer. Though many don't consider the film canon.]]

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* The ending of ''AmericanPsycho''.''Film/AmericanPsycho''. Was Patrick Bateman a serial killer whose able to get away with the murders, because of how perfectly he's able to blend into white collar corporate society. Or just a mentally disturbed person who fantasies about being a serial killer because of how boring he thinks his life is. [[spoiler: The made for DVD Sequel, starring Creator/MilaKunis, mentions Patrick Bateman several times as a genuine serial killer. Though many don't consider the film canon.]]
24th May '17 8:08:14 AM GentlemensDame883
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* In ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'', Takaki sees a woman in his dreams that looks like Akari, and he later sees her while awake in the final part. She never speaks, however, which makes it unclear whether she's actually Akari, a lookalike he's projecting her likeness onto or, given that they cross paths at a place that was significant to their childhoods that he [[ContrivedCoincidence just coincidentally happened to be at]], an outright hallucination. The film ends without declaring any way.

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* In ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'', Takaki sees a woman in his dreams that looks like Akari, and he later sees her while awake in the final part. She never speaks, however, which makes it unclear whether she's actually Akari, a lookalike he's projecting her likeness onto out of his longing for her or, given that they cross paths at a place that was significant to their childhoods that he [[ContrivedCoincidence just coincidentally happened to be at]], an outright hallucination. The film ends without declaring any way.
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