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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.
24th May '17 8:06:59 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, 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 or, given that they cross paths at a place that was significant to their childhoods, childhoods that he [[ContrivedCoincidence just coincidentally happened to be at]], an outright hallucination. The film ends without declaring any way.
19th May '17 4:23:05 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 for real in the final part. She never speaks, however, which makes it unclear whether she's actually Akari or merely a lookalike he's projecting her likeness onto. The film ends without declaring either way.

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* In ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'', Takaki sees a woman in his dreams that looks like Akari, and he later sees her for real while awake in the final part. She never speaks, however, which makes it unclear whether she's actually Akari or merely Akari, a lookalike he's projecting her likeness onto. onto or, given that they cross paths at a place that was significant to their childhoods, an outright hallucination. The film ends without declaring either any way.
18th May '17 8:23:05 PM GentlemensDame883
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* TheStinger of the second ''Manga/ArpeggioOfBlueSteel'' movie. [[spoiler:After laying flowers at his parents' grave, Gunzou turns around to face the camera and welcomes someone back. Who exactly he is talking to is never shown, though a Not Quite Dead Iona seems likely.]]
* In ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'', Takaki sees a woman in his dreams that looks like Akari, and he later sees her for real in the final part. She never speaks, however, which makes it unclear whether she's actually Akari or merely a lookalike he's projecting her likeness onto. The film ends without declaring either way.
14th May '17 6:01:12 AM Kakai
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** The discrepancy between Book!Schueler and [[spoiler: his Key version]] goes unexplained, despite the two having ''very'' distinct personalities and approaches to one problem.

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** The discrepancy between Book!Schueler and [[spoiler: his Key version]] goes unexplained, despite the two having ''very'' distinct different personalities and approaches to one problem.


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* In ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'', just what is going on with Jedao, as well as Kel Command's plans regarding him and Kel Cheris, are left unclear until the first book's end.
12th May '17 6:56:45 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': While it's not probable that Ofglen/Ofsteven/Emily would survive the ensuing punishment for her joyride, the director intentionally left it ambiguous before Offred's eyes to leave it open-ended while still giving Emily a final triumph over Gilead.
13th Apr '17 5:51:56 PM nombretomado
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* Fans of TheSlenderManMythos can easily figure out what vaguely happened in the game it inspired, ''VideoGame/{{Slender}}'', but the details are unknown, and if you aren't familiar with the mythos, you really have no idea.

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* Fans of TheSlenderManMythos Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos can easily figure out what vaguely happened in the game it inspired, ''VideoGame/{{Slender}}'', but the details are unknown, and if you aren't familiar with the mythos, you really have no idea.
10th Apr '17 6:30:22 PM Den
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* ''Music/{{Vampire Weekend}}'''s song "Diplomat's Son" describes a one-night stand with the titular man. In the final verse, seemingly months or years after the affair, the singer sees a car, "all black with diplomatic plates." The song ends there, without describing what happens next -- or even if the car was real or just the singer's imagination.
7th Apr '17 5:48:49 AM gb00393
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** Sansa's "marriage" to Ramsay creates a giant one. The use of surnames and the ability of noblewomen to retain their maiden name after marriage was established within the show in Seasons 1-3 and by discussions with writers, but there's no agreement in-universe on what Sansa's surname currently is. Jaime considers her as Sansa Lannister in Season 4 while, in Season 6, a Bolton soldier trying to capture her calls her Lady Bolton. Later, Lyanna Mormont hangs a {{Lampshade}} by noting whether she is a Lannister or Bolton, while Sansa calls herself Sansa Stark, despite being legally married. In keeping with the series' themes, each person largely uses whatever name most suits their own position. The legitimacy of her second marriage is a second issue, since Sansa was married to Tyrion Lannister before a large crowd and officiated by the High Septon, while the second marriage is conducted before an Old Gods ceremony. In the books, Sansa's marriage to Tyrion is voidable but not void and requires a formal annulment; Littlefinger claims in the show that no annulment is necessary. Some fans believe otherwise since this is Littlefinger, but nothing else has been said on the subject. The second marriage becomes something of a moot point after Ramsay Bolton becomes dog food.
2nd Apr '17 4:55:15 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Much to the {{fandom}}'s [[EndingAversion chagrin]], ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' ended with this trope. Beyond the presence of a GainaxEnding, there is the apparent [[spoiler: explosion of the mass relays in every ending except Control, which would doom the entire galaxy, given that an exploding mass relay has shown to release energy on the scale of supernova]], in addition to the enormous amount of FridgeHorror in the endings (see InferredHolocaust). In fact, even in [[spoiler: the control ending, the Catalyst's dialogue seems to imply that controlling the reapers will eventually lead to AndThenJohnWasAZombie, causing the reapers to return to destroy the galaxy and renew the cycle.]] Apparently, this was the desired effect of the endings, as the lead writer Mac Walters (allegedly) wrote, in [[NoIndoorVoice ALL CAPS]] on a piece of note paper regarding the endings "'''[[MemeticMutation LOTS OF SPECULATION FROM EVERYONE]]'''." Clarified a bit in the [[UpdatedRerelease DLC endings]], which are far less ambiguous.

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* Much to the {{fandom}}'s [[EndingAversion chagrin]], ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' ended with this trope. Beyond the presence of a GainaxEnding, there is the apparent [[spoiler: explosion of the mass relays in every ending except Control, which would doom the entire galaxy, given that an exploding mass relay has shown to release energy on the scale of supernova]], in addition to the enormous amount of FridgeHorror in the endings (see InferredHolocaust). In fact, even in [[spoiler: the control ending, the Catalyst's dialogue seems to imply that controlling the reapers will eventually lead to AndThenJohnWasAZombie, causing the reapers to return to destroy the galaxy and renew the cycle.]] Apparently, this was the desired effect of the endings, as the lead writer Mac Walters (allegedly) wrote, in [[NoIndoorVoice ALL CAPS]] on a piece of note paper regarding the endings "'''[[MemeticMutation LOTS OF SPECULATION FROM EVERYONE]]'''." Clarified a bit in the [[UpdatedRerelease DLC endings]], which are far less ambiguous.ambiguous (and the exploding relays were removed entirely).
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