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2nd Jul '17 3:21:54 PM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the episode ''Spike at Your Service'', we get this cool buildup to a [[KingMook huge timberwolf]] as it slowly reassembles itself from pieces of the timberwolves that were killed at the beginning of the episode. After an entrance like that, you'd expect some epic showdown right? Wrong. Spike throws a pebble down it's throat, and it dies. That's it. It isn't even on screen for thirty seconds.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the episode ''Spike at Your Service'', we get this cool buildup to a [[KingMook huge timberwolf]] as it slowly reassembles itself from pieces of the timberwolves that were killed at the beginning of the episode. After an entrance like that, you'd expect some epic showdown right? Wrong. Spike throws a pebble down it's its throat, and it dies. That's it. It isn't even on screen for thirty seconds.
27th Jun '17 1:36:52 PM RedScharlach
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** The show has a big one in its season 4 episode "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E4FearItself}} Fear Itself]]". At one point of the episode, a fear demon is accidentaly summoned ... but it turns out the demon is barely the size of a hand and poses no thread at all.

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** The show has a big one in its season 4 episode "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E4FearItself}} Fear Itself]]". At one point of in the episode, a fear demon is accidentaly accidentally summoned ... but it turns out the demon is barely the size of a hand and poses no thread threat at all.



* Season 3 of ''Series/TheShield'' had Margos Dezerian a ruthless assassin for the Armenian mob sent to wipe out the Strike Team who after being built up as a ruthless psychopathic badass is dispatched rather easily at point blank range in a hallway by Vic Mackey.
* Isaak Sirko in the Season 7 of ''Series/{{Dexter}}''. A mafia boss, physically strong, charming, deadly, a perfect BigBad.[[spoiler: Except he is neither this Season's BigBad or climax Boss. [[DroppedABridgeOnHim He gets killed by an enemy gang]] after spending half of the season chasing Dexter (who killed his lover) and befriending him.]]

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* Season 3 of ''Series/TheShield'' had Margos Dezerian Dezerian, a ruthless assassin for the Armenian mob sent to wipe out the Strike Team Team, who after being built up as a ruthless psychopathic badass is dispatched rather easily at point blank range in a hallway by Vic Mackey.
* Isaak Sirko in the Season 7 of ''Series/{{Dexter}}''. A mafia boss, physically strong, charming, deadly, a perfect BigBad. [[spoiler: Except he is neither this Season's BigBad or climax Boss. [[DroppedABridgeOnHim He gets killed by an enemy gang]] after spending half of the season chasing Dexter (who killed his lover) and then befriending him.]]
27th Jun '17 1:30:00 PM RedScharlach
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* The ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series has an anticlimax ending for the ages. The only two heroes left are dying, Carpathia's armies are storming the walls of Jerusalem, resistance is rapidly crumbling and there is no chance of turning the tide. Suddenly, '''Jesus'''! The stage is set for a titanic showdown between The messiah and the Antichrist and his armies. Then Jesus opens up a hole in the ground leading to a fiery pit of eternal damnation and Carpathia jumps right in with a devil may care attitude. Presumably saying something like, "Alright, good game, guys. Time to pack it in. We had some fun the last seven years though, didn't we?". On top of this, Carpathia's [[TheDragon Dragon]] jumps in right after him, plugging his nose as if jumping into a swimming pool.

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* The ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series has an anticlimax ending for the ages. The only two heroes left are dying, Carpathia's armies are storming the walls of Jerusalem, resistance is rapidly crumbling and there is no chance of turning the tide. Suddenly, '''Jesus'''! The stage is set for a titanic showdown between The messiah the Messiah and the Antichrist and his armies. Then Jesus opens up a hole in the ground leading to a fiery pit of eternal damnation and Carpathia jumps right in with a devil may care attitude. Presumably saying something like, "Alright, good game, guys. Time to pack it in. We had some fun the last seven years though, didn't we?". On top of this, Carpathia's [[TheDragon Dragon]] jumps in right after him, plugging his nose as if jumping into a swimming pool.



** The end of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords Last of the Time Lords]]" shows a mysterious hand with red nail varnish picking up The Master's ring, accompanied by a sinister female laugh. Fans went into overdrive speculating who it could be, most suspecting The Rani, a fellow renegade Time Lord (or Time Lady). It was finally re-visited two whole years later, and the identity turned out to be a character we had never seen before, and who died moments after her introduction.
** ( Still, at least nobody guessed the identity. For obvious reasons.

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** The end of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords Last of the Time Lords]]" shows a mysterious hand with red nail varnish picking up The the Master's ring, accompanied by a sinister female laugh. Fans went into overdrive speculating who it could be, most suspecting The the Rani, a fellow renegade Time Lord (or Time Lady). It was finally re-visited two whole years later, and the identity turned out to be a character we had never seen before, and who died moments after her introduction.
** ( Still,
introduction. (Still, at least nobody guessed the identity. For identity, for obvious reasons.)



* ''Series/TheWestWing'' brilliantly subverts its tendencies for its characters to go on epic speeches in " [[{{Recap/TheWestWingS03E07GoneQuiet}} Gone Quiet]]".

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* ''Series/TheWestWing'' brilliantly subverts its tendencies for its characters to go on epic speeches in " [[{{Recap/TheWestWingS03E07GoneQuiet}} "[[{{Recap/TheWestWingS03E07GoneQuiet}} Gone Quiet]]".
20th Jun '17 12:57:28 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The War in Afghanistan also is appearing anticlimatic. After occupying Afghanistan for 10 YEARS to find UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden, it was discovered that he was actually in Pakistan. Even Bin Laden's death seemed anticlimatic for some because it took too long to find and kill him, AND AMERICANS ARE STILL IN AFGHANISTAN.
20th Jun '17 12:53:05 PM BlackBaroness
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* The highly-publicized "Fight of the Century" between boxing champions Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, which received so much attention that even non-fans of boxing were excited for it. The problem was that the match itself wasn't conducive to an exciting turnout: Pacquiao sustained an injury to his right shoulder prior to the match, putting him at a serious disadvantage; meanwhile, Mayweather was a [[StoneWall defensively-oriented fighter]] whose style, while [[BoringButPractical practical]], wasn't necessarily as interesting to watch as [[LightningBruiser Pacquiao]]'s more aggressive style. As a result, those who were [[FanOfUnderdog rooting for Pacquiao]] were let down when Mayweather won; those who wanted to see brutal combat were disappointed when there weren't even any knockdowns; and every party that tuned in were out short of $100 for the pay-per-view event.

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* The highly-publicized "Fight of the Century" between boxing champions Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, which received so much attention that even non-fans of boxing were excited for it. The problem was that the match itself wasn't conducive to an exciting turnout: Pacquiao sustained an injury to his right shoulder prior to the match, putting him at a serious disadvantage; meanwhile, Mayweather was a [[StoneWall defensively-oriented fighter]] whose style, while [[BoringButPractical practical]], wasn't necessarily as interesting to watch as [[LightningBruiser Pacquiao]]'s more aggressive style. As a result, those who were [[FanOfUnderdog rooting for Pacquiao]] were let down when Mayweather won; those who wanted to see brutal combat were disappointed when there weren't even any knockdowns; and every party that tuned in were was out short of $100 for the pay-per-view event.
20th Jun '17 12:52:11 PM BlackBaroness
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* The highly-publicized "Fight of the Century" between boxing champions Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, which received so much attention that even non-fans of boxing were excited for it. The problem was that the match itself wasn't conducive to an exciting turnout: Pacquiao sustained an injury to his right shoulder prior to the match, putting him at a serious disadvantage; meanwhile, Mayweather was a [[StoneWall defensively-oriented fighter]] whose style, while [[BoringButPractical practical]], wasn't necessarily as interesting to watch as [[LightningBruiser Pacquiao]]'s more aggressive style. As a result, those who were [[RootingForTheUnderdog rooting for Pacquiao]] were let down when Mayweather won; those who wanted to see brutal combat were disappointed when there weren't even any knockdowns; and every party that tuned in were out short of $100 for the pay-per-view event.

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* The highly-publicized "Fight of the Century" between boxing champions Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, which received so much attention that even non-fans of boxing were excited for it. The problem was that the match itself wasn't conducive to an exciting turnout: Pacquiao sustained an injury to his right shoulder prior to the match, putting him at a serious disadvantage; meanwhile, Mayweather was a [[StoneWall defensively-oriented fighter]] whose style, while [[BoringButPractical practical]], wasn't necessarily as interesting to watch as [[LightningBruiser Pacquiao]]'s more aggressive style. As a result, those who were [[RootingForTheUnderdog [[FanOfUnderdog rooting for Pacquiao]] were let down when Mayweather won; those who wanted to see brutal combat were disappointed when there weren't even any knockdowns; and every party that tuned in were out short of $100 for the pay-per-view event.
20th Jun '17 12:51:33 PM BlackBaroness
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* The highly-publicized "Fight of the Century" between boxing champions Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, which received so much attention that even non-fans of boxing were excited for it. The problem was that the match itself wasn't conducive to an exciting turnout: Pacquiao sustained an injury to his right shoulder prior to the match, putting him at a serious disadvantage; meanwhile, Mayweather was a [[StoneWall defensively-oriented fighter]] whose style, while [[BoringButPractical practical]], wasn't necessarily as interesting to watch as [[LightningBruiser Pacquiao]]'s more aggressive style. As a result, those who were [[RootingForTheUnderdog rooting for Pacquiao]] were let down when Mayweather won; those who wanted to see brutal combat were disappointed when there weren't even any knockdowns; and every party that tuned in were out short of $100 for the pay-per-view event.
10th Jun '17 2:15:26 PM nombretomado
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** 3rd Espada Tia Harribel is about to take on Hiyori, Lisa, and Hitsugaya at the same time. Before we see a single exchange of blows as the two Vizards prepare to fight seriously for the first time, [[spoiler:[[BadBoss Aizen]] [[WomenInRefrigerators attacks Harribel for no reason.]]]]

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** 3rd Espada Tia Harribel is about to take on Hiyori, Lisa, and Hitsugaya at the same time. Before we see a single exchange of blows as the two Vizards prepare to fight seriously for the first time, [[spoiler:[[BadBoss Aizen]] [[WomenInRefrigerators [[StuffedIntoTheFridge attacks Harribel for no reason.]]]]
28th May '17 4:11:14 PM WillyFourEyes
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* After cutting a bloody swath through Europe, breaking the back of the Western Empire and the Eastern's purse, Attila turned back after a chat with the pope, and died of a nosebleed a while later.

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* After cutting a bloody swath through Europe, breaking the back of the Western Empire and the Eastern's purse, Attila UsefulNotes/AttilaTheHun turned back after a chat with the pope, UsefulNotes/ThePope, and died of a nosebleed a while later.



** The War in Afghanistan also is appearing anticlimatic. After occupying Afghanistan for 10 YEARS to find Bin Laden, it was discovered that he was actually in Pakistan. Even BinLaden's death seemed anticlimatic for some because it took too long to find and kill him, AND AMERICANS ARE STILL IN AFGHANISTAN.

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** The War in Afghanistan also is appearing anticlimatic. After occupying Afghanistan for 10 YEARS to find Bin Laden, UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden, it was discovered that he was actually in Pakistan. Even BinLaden's Bin Laden's death seemed anticlimatic for some because it took too long to find and kill him, AND AMERICANS ARE STILL IN AFGHANISTAN.
17th May '17 4:19:39 PM VicGeorge2011
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** Of course, that doesn't compare to the biggest anticlimax of them all -- the Satan vs. God battle at the end of ''Kingdom Come''. He amasses an army larger than the one Nicolae Carpathia had a thousand years earlier, and it just gets smoked into ashes in seconds! All Satan can do is just bow in total defeat before he gets sent to the Lake of Fire.
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