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24th Apr '16 8:08:31 PM Loekman3
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* The manga adaptation of ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' pulls this full force at the end of the run. In the game's penultimate level, you fight Riku, Maleficent, Dragon!Maleficent, and Ansem!Riku, then you move on to the final level and fight [[SequentialBoss Ansem, Darkside, Ansem again, then Ansem aboard his battleship]]. The manga adaptation of the game has absolutely ''none'' of these fights: Riku runs from the first fight, then he kills Maleficent himself, the possessed Riku then ''hands'' Sora the dark Keyblade so Sora can release his heart, and once they track down Ansem, he gives his speech, unveils his huge battleship, and is then destroyed by the light of Kingdom Hearts without Sora and friends doing a damn thing. The game had a total of ''eight'' boss fights in its final two levels and the manga skips all of them--so not only is the manga an anti-climax, it's a lot worse for anyone who played the game first and was expecting some epic fight scenes.

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* The manga adaptation of ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'' pulls this full force at the end of the run. In the game's penultimate level, you fight Riku, Maleficent, Dragon!Maleficent, and Ansem!Riku, then you move on to the final level and fight [[SequentialBoss Ansem, Darkside, Ansem again, then Ansem aboard his battleship]]. The manga adaptation of the game has absolutely ''none'' of these fights: Riku runs from the first fight, then he kills Maleficent himself, the possessed Riku then ''hands'' Sora the dark Keyblade so Sora can release his heart, and once they track down Ansem, he gives his speech, unveils his huge battleship, and is then destroyed by the light of Kingdom Hearts without Sora and friends doing a damn thing. The game had a total of ''eight'' boss fights in its final two levels and the manga skips all of them--so not only is the manga an anti-climax, it's a lot worse for anyone who played the game first and was expecting some epic fight scenes.
24th Apr '16 5:30:34 PM Az_Tech341
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->''"You know that [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]] story about the monster, [[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]], where they build Cthulhu up to be this big thing that devours the world, and when he emerges they just run him over with the boat? That's you, Bill."''
-->-- '''Dipper''' describing Bill Cipher's lack of intimidation, ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs5AEKhwPLQ Showdown Letdown]]''

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->''"You know that [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]] story about ->'''Green Shirt:''' Are you waiting to get some punch?
->'''Yellow Shirt:''' No, they're still setting it up.
->'''Green Shirt:''' Then where's
the monster, [[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]], where they build Cthulhu up to be this big thing that devours the world, and when he emerges they just run him over with the boat? That's you, Bill."''
punch line?
->'''Yellow Shirt:''' I don't think there is one.
-->-- '''Dipper''' describing Bill Cipher's lack of intimidation, ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs5AEKhwPLQ Showdown Letdown]]''
A complete comic strip from ''WebComic/CyanideAndHappiness''
24th Apr '16 12:30:37 PM AtticusOmundson
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->'''Green Shirt:''' Are you waiting to get some punch?
->'''Yellow Shirt:''' No, they're still setting it up.
->'''Green Shirt:''' Then where's the punch line?
->'''Yellow Shirt:''' I don't think there is one.
-->-- A complete comic strip from ''WebComic/CyanideAndHappiness''

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->'''Green Shirt:''' Are you waiting to get some punch?
->'''Yellow Shirt:''' No, they're still setting it up.
->'''Green Shirt:''' Then where's
->''"You know that [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]] story about the punch line?
->'''Yellow Shirt:''' I don't think there is one.
monster, [[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]], where they build Cthulhu up to be this big thing that devours the world, and when he emerges they just run him over with the boat? That's you, Bill."''
-->-- A complete comic strip from ''WebComic/CyanideAndHappiness''
'''Dipper''' describing Bill Cipher's lack of intimidation, ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs5AEKhwPLQ Showdown Letdown]]''
19th Apr '16 10:30:33 PM Az_Tech341
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* In one arc of ''NewspaperComic/{{Peanuts}}'', one of the neighborhood kids decides to get a cat. Snoopy, whose experience with felines amounts to [[CatsAreMean the highly-destructive cat next door]], is on edge... and then we actually see the cat. An incredibly dopey, friendly cat that literally hangs off of his owner's arms (Snoopy actually calls it "a boneless cat" in a later strip).
-->'''Snoopy:''' ''That's'' a cat?!?
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19th Apr '16 7:32:26 PM ThatBitterTase
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In one arc of ''NewspaperComic/{{Peanuts}}'', one of the neighborhood kids decides to get a cat. Snoopy, whose experience with felines amounts to [[CatsAreMean the highly-destructive cat next door]], is on edge... and then we actually see the cat. An incredibly dopey, friendly cat that literally hangs off of his owner's arms (Snoopy actually calls it "a boneless cat" in a later strip).
-->'''Snoopy:''' ''That's'' a cat?!?
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13th Apr '16 3:33:53 PM Az_Tech341
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** The Zou arc features this in a way that manages to be both anticlimactic ''and'' epic: [[spoiler:Jack the Drought, one of Emperor Kaido's top men, with the highest bounty revealed to that point in the series (one billion Berries), shown to be an incredibly powerful and insanely ruthless warrior that fought for days without slowing down, with a fleet of ships and monsters under his command...gets taken out in one shot.]] How is that epic? Because [[spoiler:the one who does it is Zunisha, an elephant taller than a skyscraper, to protect the citizens who dwell in the city on his back.]]

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** The Zou arc features this in a way that manages to be both anticlimactic ''and'' epic: epic. [[spoiler:Jack the Drought, one of Emperor Kaido's top men, with the highest bounty revealed to that point in the series (one billion Berries), shown to be an incredibly powerful and insanely ruthless warrior that fought for days without slowing down, with a fleet of ships and monsters under his command...gets taken out in one shot.]] shot How is that epic? Because [[spoiler:the the one who does it is Zunisha, an elephant taller than a skyscraper, to protect the citizens who dwell in the city on his back.]]
13th Apr '16 2:52:30 PM Mitis
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** The Zou arc features this in a way that manages to be both anticlimactic ''and'' epic: [[spoiler:Jack the Drought, one of Emperor Kaido's top men, with the highest bounty revealed to that point in the series (one billion Berries), shown to be an incredibly powerful and insanely ruthless warrior that fought for days without slowing down, with a fleet of ships and monsters under his command...gets taken out in one shot.]] How is that epic? Because [[spoiler:the one who does it is Zunisha, an elephant taller than a skyscraper, to protect the citizens who dwell in the city on his back.]]
11th Apr '16 3:11:33 PM Willbyr
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* The Lifemaker in ''MahouSenseiNegima''. He showed up (flashbacks aside) for less than a dozen chapters, did pretty much nothing but oneshotting Negi and Fate and immobilizing Ala Rubra, literally did nothing else as Class 3-A freed Asuna, on whom his plans hinged, and then he was vanquished away by Negi and Asuna in a single chapter. And his final defeat after that happened '''out of panel''' and only mentioned away in passing in the final chapter.

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* The Lifemaker in ''MahouSenseiNegima''.''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. He showed up (flashbacks aside) for less than a dozen chapters, did pretty much nothing but oneshotting Negi and Fate and immobilizing Ala Rubra, literally did nothing else as Class 3-A freed Asuna, on whom his plans hinged, and then he was vanquished away by Negi and Asuna in a single chapter. And his final defeat after that happened '''out of panel''' and only mentioned away in passing in the final chapter.
4th Apr '16 12:38:34 PM Dancedom
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* The ending of the 1993 Creator/MichaelCrichton novel adaptation ''Rising Sun'' sets up a great climax, as Lieutenant Smith (Wesley Snipes) and Captain Connor (SeanConnery) finally confront the man who murdered a high-priced call girl in an office tower. They confront the suspect, a sleazy lawyer, who manages to escape and run away. The detectives follow him, setting up either a great fight scene or a shocking twist where one of the pair dies...then the audience learns that he's been thrown into a pool of wet concrete by low-level Japanese thugs. ''Offscreen''.

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* The ending of the 1993 Creator/MichaelCrichton novel adaptation ''Rising Sun'' ''Literature/RisingSun'' sets up a great climax, as Lieutenant Smith (Wesley Snipes) and Captain Connor (SeanConnery) finally confront the man who murdered a high-priced call girl in an office tower. They confront the suspect, a sleazy lawyer, who manages to escape and run away. The detectives follow him, setting up either a great fight scene or a shocking twist where one of the pair dies...then the audience learns that he's been thrown into a pool of wet concrete by low-level Japanese thugs. ''Offscreen''.
30th Mar '16 10:16:35 PM Geoduck
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* In ''[[Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra The Lost Skeleton Returns Again]]'', the Skeleton (just a skull at this point) finally meets the monstrous Magraclop, and zooms towards it announcing "Prepare for the battle of the century!" He/it barely manages to finish saying this before the Magraclop [[CurbStompBattle crushes him to dust]] between its claws.
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