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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.
22nd Mar '16 9:35:31 PM TSBasilisk
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* The True Ending of the first route in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' ends with [[StarCrossedLovers Saber and Shirou separated]]. Saber dies in the past and Shirou resolves to follow his dream, which is heavily deconstructed in the other routes. The ''[[UpdateReRelease Realta Nua]]'' version has a GoldenEnding where the two are reunited in Avalon.
5th Jan '16 5:10:46 AM LondonKdS
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* ''ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie'' ended with Annie in the hands of a notorious assassin, who while he wouldn't kill her [[WouldNotHarmAChild because she was a kid,]] still refused to let her go because she might report him to the authorities, so she was stuck with him. Daddy Warbucks, meanwhile, had assumed her to be dead, and gave up hope of ever seeing her again. A crossover with ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' a few years later a finally reunited the two.

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* ''ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie'' ended with Annie in the hands of a notorious assassin, who while he wouldn't kill her [[WouldNotHarmAChild [[WouldNotHurtAChild because she was a kid,]] still refused to let her go because she might report him to the authorities, so she was stuck with him. Daddy Warbucks, meanwhile, had assumed her to be dead, and gave up hope of ever seeing her again. A crossover with ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' a few years later a finally reunited the two.two in a FullyAbsorbedFinale.
16th Dec '15 9:14:09 PM 10-13-2
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13th Dec '15 11:24:44 PM 10-13-2
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* 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.
7th Dec '15 12:57:36 AM MachRider1985
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** In a short scene the main characters of "[[The-Way-Out-is-Through The Way Out Is Through]]", a fic written in 2008, also appear and are given a chance to have a happy ending.

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** In a short scene the main characters of "[[The-Way-Out-is-Through "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2748982/1/The-Way-Out-is-Through The Way Out Is Through]]", a fic written in 2008, also appear and are given a chance to have a happy ending.
7th Dec '15 12:56:45 AM MachRider1985
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* Back in 2006 [[http://touhouwiki.net/wiki/Asatsuki_Dou Asatsuki Dou]] released a horribly depressing ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' doujin called "Happiness". Not quite two years later they released "Happy End", which exists entirely to give "Happiness" a happy ending.

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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'':
** In 2009 a fan wrote a real depressing and dark story called "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5158315/1/A-Throne-of-Bayonets A Throne Of Bayonets]]". Five years later another fan read the story, thought the main characters deserved a happier ending than being two broken wreckes, and wrote an authorized sequel where they get slowly over their worst traumas and fix their strained relationship.
** In a short scene the main characters of "[[The-Way-Out-is-Through The Way Out Is Through]]", a fic written in 2008, also appear and are given a chance to have a happy ending.
* Back in 2006 [[http://touhouwiki.[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Asatsuki_Dou Asatsuki Dou]] released a horribly depressing ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' doujin called "Happiness". Not quite two years later they released "Happy End", which exists entirely to give "Happiness" a happy ending.
24th Nov '15 7:04:48 AM jccw227
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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* Back in 2006 [[http://touhouwiki.net/wiki/Asatsuki_Dou Asatsuki Dou]] released a horribly depressing ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' doujin called "Happiness". Not quite two years later they released "Happy End", which exists entirely to give "Happiness" a happy ending.


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* Back in 2006 [[http://touhouwiki.net/wiki/Asatsuki_Dou Asatsuki Dou]] released a horribly depressing ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' doujin called "Happiness". Not quite two years later they released "Happy End", which exists entirely to give "Happiness" a happy ending.
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