History Main / BelatedHappyEnding

29th May '17 10:29:02 AM DoctorCooper
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Compare IKnewIt, which is about fan theories being proved right, whereas a BelatedHappyEnding is specifically about the characters (regardless of fan theories). See also MaybeEverAfter, an ending which this trope can resolve. The inversion is HappyEndingOverride where the heroes' victory and happy ending [[ShootTheShaggyDog is turned into dust and ruins.]]

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Compare IKnewIt, which is about fan theories being proved right, whereas a BelatedHappyEnding Belated Happy Ending is specifically about the characters (regardless of fan theories). See also MaybeEverAfter, an ending which this trope can resolve. The inversion is HappyEndingOverride where the heroes' victory and happy ending [[ShootTheShaggyDog is turned into dust and ruins.]]
20th May '17 1:15:17 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VagrantStory'' (which takes place centuries after ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''), various item descriptions mention the Zodiac Brave Story from the first game, naming Agrias, Orlandu and several others as well-known heroes. That means the Durai report from ''Tactics'', containing a true account of what happened during the war, was eventually accepted as historical canon.

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* In ''VagrantStory'' ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'' (which takes place centuries after ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''), various item descriptions mention the Zodiac Brave Story from the first game, naming Agrias, Orlandu and several others as well-known heroes. That means the Durai report from ''Tactics'', containing a true account of what happened during the war, was eventually accepted as historical canon.
9th May '17 11:34:31 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' has potentially this scenario if Geralt romanced Yennefer or Triss, but got the DownerEnding in the base game. Completing the ''Blood and Wine'' DLC expansion has whichever Geralt romanced show up at his vineyard at Corvo Bianco. Yennefer even moves in with him.
3rd Apr '17 12:01:37 PM taxman
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* The cancellation of ''Series/VeronicaMars'' after its third season didn't leave much room for any resolution, let alone a happy one. Six years later, nearly [[TimeSkip nine years have passed]] in-universe when Veronica returns home in ''[[BittersweetEnding an]]'' ending. She gives up her normal life of soon becoming a New York corporate lawyer (quitting with job offers from prestigious firms and an impending Bar exam in the near future) to start her [[CallToAdventure life of a private investigator]] anew. Even though her father is [[OverprotectiveDad less than thrilled]] and she has left behind a life of privilege and a semi-stable relationship, and is now addled with student loans, the tie-in book sequels make it clear that this homecoming is the closest she has come to peace. And even though his military life separates Logan from her twice in the span of a year, this is the closest any of them have ever come to a happy ending in [[CrapsackWorld Neptune, CA]].
19th Mar '17 1:24:36 PM nombretomado
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* For the 2006 rerelease of ''Film/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', the new soundtrack includes (among a few other new additions) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npvD5dsCKtI a new spoken word epilogue]] with Sir Creator/PatrickStewart playing SantaClaus, which manages to conclude Jack and Santa's relationship on a ''far'' happier note than the movie did. In the epilogue, Jack and Sally are HappilyMarried with [[BabiesEverAfter children]], the Holidays have all become aware of each other, and Santa and Jack have put aside their differences and become dear friends. It concludes on a heartwarming note, making it clear that Santa has forgiven Jack, and that Jack doesn't regret a single moment of his one and only Christmas.

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* For the 2006 rerelease of ''Film/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', the new soundtrack includes (among a few other new additions) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npvD5dsCKtI a new spoken word epilogue]] with Sir Creator/PatrickStewart playing SantaClaus, which manages to conclude Jack and Santa's relationship on a ''far'' happier note than the movie did. In the epilogue, Jack and Sally are HappilyMarried with [[BabiesEverAfter children]], the Holidays have all become aware of each other, and Santa and Jack have put aside their differences and become dear friends. It concludes on a heartwarming note, making it clear that Santa has forgiven Jack, and that Jack doesn't regret a single moment of his one and only Christmas.
17th Sep '16 2:46:48 PM Silverblade2
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* Any fighting game character who attains their goal will be this. They may spend four games trying to raise that money/defeat that evil bastard/find that lost relative. Of course, the sequel normally reverses this.
1st Aug '16 6:51:30 AM ThatBitterTase
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* The final Advertising/SegataSanshiro commercial had him sacrifice his life to prevent a missile from destroying the Sega headquarters. Fourteen years later, however, ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed]]'' revealed that, against all odds, he survived - his vehicle in that game is ''the missile''. Likewise, ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone 2'' further confirms his survival (and he's even managed to ditch the missile somewhere).
25th Jun '16 4:40:31 PM nombretomado
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* In ''BaldursGate II: Throne of Bhaal'' (the expansion pack to the second game), Sarevok, the villain from the first game, can finally find redemption.

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* In ''BaldursGate II: Throne of Bhaal'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal'' (the expansion pack to the second game), Sarevok, the villain from the first game, can finally find redemption.
13th Jun '16 7:00:40 PM CyberTiger88
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSuperMysteryDungeon'' has Armaldo, who last seen in ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers'' being arrested as an outlaw and forced to give up teaching Igglypuff exploring, now living a free and honest life as an explorer and befriended another Igglypuff as shown in his rescue mission.
31st May '16 1:30:43 AM Doug86
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* The episode of ''Series/TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles'' documenting the [[WorldWarI Battle of the Somme]] (after which the surviving Allied soldiers are all taken prisoner by the Germans), it is heavily implied that Indy's Belgian friend Remy is shot dead amidst the chaos; Indy doesn't meet up with him in the prison camp in the next episode. Soon afterward the series was cancelled...only to be (sort of) revived a few years later as a series of made-for-TV movies. In one of them, the war ends and Indy and Remy are happily reunited.

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* The episode of ''Series/TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles'' documenting the [[WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Battle of the Somme]] (after which the surviving Allied soldiers are all taken prisoner by the Germans), it is heavily implied that Indy's Belgian friend Remy is shot dead amidst the chaos; Indy doesn't meet up with him in the prison camp in the next episode. Soon afterward the series was cancelled...only to be (sort of) revived a few years later as a series of made-for-TV movies. In one of them, the war ends and Indy and Remy are happily reunited.
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