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4th Feb '16 5:00:09 AM eowynjedi
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* ''Webcomic/{{Guardian}}'' has Lulu and Wakka join Father Zuke's pilgrimage after Lulu takes the step of retraining her black magic, fully intent on dying so that Yuna won't have to. But nothing much happens; the journey itself is short and uneventful, and Zuke calls it off in the Calm Lands.
3rd Feb '16 9:29:08 AM EricNeoMatrix
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** The ending is a lesser example. [[spoiler: Sure Sonic and friends get their Planet Egg back and save the galaxy, but basically [[KarmaHoudini none of the villains get any sort of retribution for their crimes]]]].
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** The ending is a lesser example. [[spoiler: Sure Sonic and friends get their Planet Egg back and save the galaxy, but basically [[KarmaHoudini none of the villains get any sort of retribution for their crimes]]]].crimes]]. Instead, they all make tenuous cease-fires with each other and leave quietly]].
3rd Feb '16 9:26:31 AM EricNeoMatrix
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** The brutal thirty-year Metarex War ends in a lesser example, with Tsali and Dark Oak coming to a tentative cease-fire and going their separate ways in the last episode. Jesus and Maledict also decide on a temporary cease-fire. [[KarmaHoudini None of them get any punishment or retribution for their actions]].
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** The brutal thirty-year Metarex War ends in ending is a lesser example, with Tsali example. [[spoiler: Sure Sonic and Dark Oak coming to a tentative cease-fire and going friends get their separate ways in Planet Egg back and save the last episode. Jesus and Maledict also decide on a temporary cease-fire. galaxy, but basically [[KarmaHoudini None none of them the villains get any punishment or sort of retribution for their actions]].crimes]]]].
3rd Feb '16 9:20:10 AM EricNeoMatrix
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** Episode 63 subverts this. Sonic, Shadow, and Eric end up defeating Tsali fairly easily thanks to their Super forms. Then Tsali [[GodzillaThreshold summons Maledict himself for aid]]. ** The brutal thirty-year Metarex War ends in a lesser example, with Tsali and Dark Oak coming to a tentative cease-fire and going their separate ways in the last episode.
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** Episode 63 subverts this. Sonic, Shadow, and Eric end up defeating Tsali fairly easily thanks to their Super forms. Then Tsali [[GodzillaThreshold summons Maledict himself for aid]]. aid]], beginning the actual climactic fight. ** The brutal thirty-year Metarex War ends in a lesser example, with Tsali and Dark Oak coming to a tentative cease-fire and going their separate ways in the last episode. Jesus and Maledict also decide on a temporary cease-fire. [[KarmaHoudini None of them get any punishment or retribution for their actions]].
28th Jan '16 8:34:07 PM Hanz
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' (just the game itself, not the expansion packs) does this in spades. The final mission (where you have to reclaim Project Purity) starts with a glorified escort mission, where you stay behind a giant robot as it guns down Enclave soldiers outside the Jefferson Memorial. The game then becomes a joke, as you find yourself facing a final boss ([[spoiler:Colonel Autumn]]) who can either be put down in just a couple of hits, or persuaded (if your speech skills are high enough) to stop what he's doing. The entire game wraps up with a ButThouMust-style decision, wherein you have to decide whether to [[spoiler:kill yourself in a radiation-soaked control room or have your partner sacrifice herself for you]]. Despite the fact that you have a mutant that's immune to radiation, you can't use him (as he explains it's "your destiny") unless you have the Broken Steel DLC. The game finishes with a 60-second cut scene that doesn't explain very much about what happened, and if you really want to know more, you'll have to buy Broken Steel. ** To add insult to injury, Broken Steel [[spoiler:retcons your HeroicSacrifice into severe radiation poisoning that causes a short term coma instead of death. Sending your partner in, on the other hand, will actually result in her death]]. Additionally, Broken Steel allows you to use the mutant, but the resulting cutscene still calls you a coward for ''doing the smart thing''.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' (just the game itself, not the expansion packs) does this in spades. The final mission (where you have to reclaim Project Purity) starts with a glorified escort mission, where you stay behind a giant robot as it guns down Enclave soldiers outside the Jefferson Memorial. The game then becomes a joke, as you find yourself facing a final boss ([[spoiler:Colonel Autumn]]) who can either be put down in just a couple of hits, or persuaded (if your speech skills are high enough) to stop what he's doing. The entire game wraps up with a ButThouMust-style decision, wherein you have to decide whether to [[spoiler:kill yourself in a radiation-soaked control room or have your partner sacrifice herself for you]]. Despite the fact that you have a mutant that's multiple companions immune to radiation, radation, you can't use him (as he explains it's "your destiny") unless you have the Broken Steel DLC. The game finishes with a 60-second cut scene that doesn't explain very much about what happened, and if you really want to know more, you'll have to buy Broken Steel. ** To add insult to injury, Broken Steel [[spoiler:retcons your HeroicSacrifice into severe radiation poisoning that causes a short term coma instead of death. Sending your partner in, on the other hand, will actually result in her death]]. Additionally, Broken Steel allows you to use send in the mutant, radiation-immune companions, but the resulting cutscene still calls you a coward for ''doing the smart thing''.
28th Jan '16 2:04:06 PM Willbyr
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* The manga adaptation of ''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 ''KingdomHearts'' ''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.
23rd Jan '16 2:05:02 PM StFan
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* Adaptations of the ''Comics/FantasticFour'' comics [[RuleOfThree must be cursed to have anticlimactic battles]], as it happens yet again, ''except even worse'', with [[Film/{{FantasticFour|2015}} the 2015 film]]. Thanks to a combination of Josh Trank not knowing what he was doing and [[ExecutiveMeddling the team Fox put together to replace Trank]] having little time to fix [[TroubledProduction the mess Trank had left]], the final (and only) battle in the film takes less than five minutes, and pretty much consists of Doom [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping the four]] when they fight individually and then getting curbstomped himself when Reed realises that teamwork would be a more effective tactic.
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* Adaptations of the ''Comics/FantasticFour'' ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' comics [[RuleOfThree must be cursed to have anticlimactic battles]], as it happens yet again, ''except even worse'', with [[Film/{{FantasticFour|2015}} the 2015 film]]. Thanks to a combination of Josh Trank not knowing what he was doing and [[ExecutiveMeddling the team Fox put together to replace Trank]] having little time to fix [[TroubledProduction the mess Trank had left]], the final (and only) battle in the film takes less than five minutes, and pretty much consists of Doom [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping the four]] when they fight individually and then getting curbstomped himself when Reed realises that teamwork would be a more effective tactic.

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': The finale of the Blood Gulch Chronicles, high drama and an exploding bomb on an escaping ship... -->'''Andy:''' 3... 2... 1!\\ (''Pelican transport goes pop'')\\ '''Everyone:''' ...\\ '''Grif:''' Boo, no explosion. That sucked! :: Immediately followed by a massive fireball when Grif's back is turned, but the climactic moment is still lost.

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* The finale of [[WebVideo.RedVsBlue the Blood Gulch Chronicles]], high drama and an exploding bomb on an escaping ship... -->'''Andy''': 3... 2... 1! -->''Pelican transport goes pop'' -->'''Everyone''': ... -->'''Grif''': Boo, no explosion. That sucked! ** Immediately followed by a massive fireball when Grif's back is turned, but the climactic moment is still lost.
3rd Jan '16 5:03:03 PM Darksilverhawk
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* Being attacked by an ancient and powerful halfling lich in ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'':
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28th Dec '15 4:33:56 PM Anddrix
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* The second ''Comicbook/OldManLogan'' series involves the titular character traversing across Battleworld during the events of ''Comicbook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}'', where he gradually begins to learn that [[DoctorDoom God Doom]], the supposed BigGood and ruler of Battleworld, is actually the BigBad. The final issue has Comicbook/EmmaFrost inform him that a massive revolution against Doom's regime will soon be at hand, and that Logan will be the one leading the charge. Before any of this can occur, Logan blacks out and wakes up on the newly restored Comicbook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel Earth, with the (seemingly successful) final battle against Doom long over.
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* The second ''Comicbook/OldManLogan'' series involves the titular character traversing across Battleworld during the events of ''Comicbook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}'', where he gradually begins to learn that [[DoctorDoom God Doom]], Doom, the supposed BigGood and ruler of Battleworld, is actually the BigBad. The final issue has Comicbook/EmmaFrost inform him that a massive revolution against Doom's regime will soon be at hand, and that Logan will be the one leading the charge. Before any of this can occur, Logan blacks out and wakes up on the newly restored Comicbook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel Earth, with the (seemingly successful) final battle against Doom long over.
20th Dec '15 1:47:21 AM nm3youtube
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* The 2005 ''Film/FantasticFour'' movie is often criticized for seeming like this. Dr. Doom is now a metallic being with lightning energy surging through his arms. How do the Fantastic Four stop him? Surely they would have to do something to put this power mad villain through hell. Using their all of their powers, the heroes... freeze him by turning him into a big metal statue. Movie over. Roll credits.
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* The 2005 ''Film/FantasticFour'' ''Film/{{Fantastic Four|2005}}'' movie is often criticized for seeming like this. Dr. Doom is now a metallic being with lightning energy surging through his arms. How do the Fantastic Four stop him? Surely they would have to do something to put this power mad villain through hell. Using their all of their powers, the heroes... freeze him by turning him into a big metal statue. Movie over. Roll credits.

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* The 2005 ''Film/FantasticFour'' movie is often criticized for seeming like this. Dr. Adaptations of the ''Comics/FantasticFour'' comics [[RuleOfThree must be cursed to have anticlimactic battles]], as it happens yet again, ''except even worse'', with [[Film/{{FantasticFour|2015}} the 2015 film]]. Thanks to a combination of Josh Trank not knowing what he was doing and [[ExecutiveMeddling the team Fox put together to replace Trank]] having little time to fix [[TroubledProduction the mess Trank had left]], the final (and only) battle in the film takes less than five minutes, and pretty much consists of Doom is now a metallic being with lightning energy surging through his arms. How do [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping the Fantastic Four stop him? Surely four]] when they fight individually and then getting curbstomped himself when Reed realises that teamwork would have to do something to put this power mad villain through hell. Using their all of their powers, the heroes... freeze him by turning him into be a big metal statue. Movie over. Roll credits.more effective tactic.
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