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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.
21st Apr '16 12:41:37 PM Sapphirea2
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* The Doctor and River Song's relationship in ''Series/DoctorWho'' ultimately has a BittersweetEnding -- the first time he meets her as Ten is the last time she meets him; their relationship hasn't happened yet on his end. He manages to upload her into the Library after her death, and from there his Eleventh self learns how she came to exist, fall in love with him, and so forth. But by the time his televised tenure is over, there is one key event not revealed -- the circumstances of his ''second-to-last'' meeting with her, a dinner date at the Singing Towers of Darillium. It was suggested that this happened offscreen, but two-plus years after the last story to feature her ("The Name of the Doctor", the Series 7 finale) came the ChristmasEpisode "The Husbands of River Song" (which aired post-Series 9). This episode reveals that Eleven kept putting off the date; rather, the '''Twelfth''' Doctor fulfills that meeting...in fact, engineers it (and the circumstances of her being uploaded) based on the knowledge he's had since "Silence in the Library" when a starliner they happen to be on crashes on Darillium. And a night on Darillium lasts '''twenty-four years''', so River Song finally has a full measure of happiness with her "sweetie" at last, fulfilling this trope -- in fact, the episode ends on the text "And they lived HappilyEverAfter...", though by way of acknowledging the fundamental bittersweetness of it all, the words dissolve first to "And they lived happily", and then to just "happily".
25th Mar '16 11:04:30 PM Killchrono
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' is an unusual case, as virulently hostile fan reaction to the original ambiguous-to-depressing potential range of endings led to the release of postscript DLC that improved it. A short turnaround time later and all endings are clarified to being some form of [[spoiler:everything is eventually rebuilt and life goes on in peace]].

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' is an unusual case, as virulently hostile fan reaction to the original ambiguous-to-depressing potential range of endings led to the release of postscript DLC that improved it. A short turnaround time later and all most of the endings are clarified to being some form of [[spoiler:everything is eventually rebuilt and life goes on in peace]].peace]], with the exception of one which is a flat-out DownerEnding (but can only be achieved with the [[EarnYourBadEnding very specific outcomes]] of [[spoiler: you have the bare-minimum War Assets and choose the Destroy ending]]).
24th Mar '16 5:17:05 AM jormis29
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* Anthony in ''TheRoyleFamily'' spends his teen years being ignored, lightly bullied by his father and unemployed. When he does married and get a good job, his wife cheats on him and leaves him. Then he meets Saskia, a beautiful nurse, falls in love and has another kid.
* After the MaybeEverAfter that closes ''{{Spaced}}'', the "Skip to the End" documentary demonstrates that Tim and Daisy eventually had a little girl together and are still living in the same flat.

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* Anthony in ''TheRoyleFamily'' ''Series/TheRoyleFamily'' spends his teen years being ignored, lightly bullied by his father and unemployed. When he does married and get a good job, his wife cheats on him and leaves him. Then he meets Saskia, a beautiful nurse, falls in love and has another kid.
* After the MaybeEverAfter that closes ''{{Spaced}}'', ''Series/{{Spaced}}'', the "Skip to the End" documentary demonstrates that Tim and Daisy eventually had a little girl together and are still living in the same flat.



* The episode of ''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 ''TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles'' ''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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