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31st May '16 6:24:00 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': All through the Episode 101-103 arc, it was being set that there was going to be a huge epic showdown between Dororo and Zoruru. Of course, right when it was going to begin, Dororo revealed that he didn't remember Zoruru, and well, Zoruru just left. '''HE JUST LEFT'''.
** [[spoiler: Events in Volume 17 and Season 7 correct this error.]]
** This gets played for laughs too, several times. In the fourth movie, [[spoiler:the climax sees Keroro willingly undergoing the ritual to evolve himself into a dragon, and Shion starts reciting from the spellbook, as Keroro starts to glow and the music slowly builds up -- so slowly that Keroro catches a cold first]].
9th May '16 11:05:33 AM kataangluvr
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* The climax of ''VideoGame/LeftAlone'' is this. [[spoiler:Instead of Joel being killed by the murderer or saving his friends, he finds an underground lair where a GovernmentConspiracy is kept.]]
3rd May '16 2:01:13 PM WillKeaton
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* ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]'' is ''full'' of these. Indeed, Brian Clevinger has stated that [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2004/04/03/teaser/ his favorite jokes are on the audience]]. He even [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2002/04/01/episode-133-if-you-did-see-it-coming-you-might-be-psychic-joke-comic/ faked]] [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2008/12/11/episode-1070-what-were-you-expecting/ an ending]] twice (though the first was kind of exempt due to being on [[AprilFoolsDay April's Fools]]).

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* ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]'' is ''full'' of these. Indeed, Brian Clevinger has stated that [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2004/04/03/teaser/ his favorite jokes are on the audience]]. audience.]] He even [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2002/04/01/episode-133-if-you-did-see-it-coming-you-might-be-psychic-joke-comic/ faked]] [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2008/12/11/episode-1070-what-were-you-expecting/ an ending]] twice (though the first was kind of exempt due to being on [[AprilFoolsDay April's Fools]]).



* Hedge of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' pulls this enough for it to be considered a RunningGag. Some examples can be seen [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-05-23 here]], [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-06-04 here]] and [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-10-22 here]] (complete with LampshadeHanging via the titles).

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* Hedge of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' pulls this enough for it to be considered a RunningGag. Some examples can be seen [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-05-23 here]], here,]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-06-04 here]] and [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-10-22 here]] (complete with LampshadeHanging via the titles).
3rd May '16 1:59:42 PM WillKeaton
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* There's a decent amount of complaints that the ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' anime's final battle between Chrono and Aion is much, much too short, particularly after all the build up. The fact that the ending is a DownerEnding in the end probably doesn't help. (Parodied amusingly in [[http://comixqueen.deviantart.com/art/Smack-40976001?offset=25#comments this fanart]].)

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* There's a decent amount of complaints that the ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' anime's final battle between Chrono and Aion is much, much too short, particularly after all the build up. The fact that the ending is a DownerEnding in the end probably doesn't help. (Parodied amusingly in [[http://comixqueen.deviantart.com/art/Smack-40976001?offset=25#comments this fanart]].)fanart.]])
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.]]
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