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24th Sep '17 8:39:19 PM Angeldeb82
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* ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'' has a Black *Page* of Death, moments after [[spoiler:Portia steps off the roof of her apartment building.]]

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* ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'' has a Black *Page* of Death, moments after [[spoiler:Portia steps off the roof of her apartment building.]]building]].
24th Sep '17 8:38:28 PM Angeldeb82
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The Black Screen of Death may be used as a form of censorship, but it is usually used for other reasons. [[POVCam It may be used to represent a character closing their eyes]]. Also, black may be replaced with white, though black is more likely for quick cuts whereas whiteouts tend to fade in. In games, it might also be used to avoid wasting space and programmers' time with sprites or model movements that would only be used once. This is often accompanied by the sound effects you would expect of the battle, or in the case of bladed weapons, the sound of a sword slicing through the air. Occasionally, this will be accompanied by some slice marks across the screen reminiscent of a CleanCut.

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The Black Screen of Death may be used as a form of censorship, but it is usually used for other reasons. [[POVCam It may be used to represent a character closing their eyes]]. eyes.]] Also, black may be replaced with white, though black is more likely for quick cuts whereas whiteouts tend to fade in. In games, it might also be used to avoid wasting space and programmers' time with sprites or model movements that would only be used once. This is often accompanied by the sound effects you would expect of the battle, or in the case of bladed weapons, the sound of a sword slicing through the air. Occasionally, this will be accompanied by some slice marks across the screen reminiscent of a CleanCut.



Not to be confused with a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Screen_of_Death Blue Screen of Death]], a Mac [=OSX=] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/04/MacOSX_kernel_panic.png kernel panic]], or a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Screen_of_Death black version of the BSOD]] that appears in earlier versions of Windows.

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Not to be confused with a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Screen_of_Death Blue Screen of Death]], a Mac [=OSX=] OSX [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/04/MacOSX_kernel_panic.png kernel panic]], or a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Screen_of_Death black version of the BSOD]] that appears in earlier versions of Windows.



* ''Film/{{Inception}}'': Did the top topple [[AllJustADream or not]]? [[spoiler:According to [[WordOfGod Christopher Nolan]], [[FlipFlopOfGod even he isn't sure.]]]]

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* ''Film/{{Inception}}'': Did the top topple [[AllJustADream or not]]? [[spoiler:According to [[WordOfGod Christopher Nolan]], [[FlipFlopOfGod even he isn't sure.]]]]sure]].]]



* The series finale of ''Series/{{Skins}}'' series 4 cuts to black in the middle of [[spoiler:Cook attacking Freddie's killer.]] Hopefully TheMovie will resolve the cliffhanger.

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* The series finale of ''Series/{{Skins}}'' series 4 cuts to black in the middle of [[spoiler:Cook attacking Freddie's killer.]] killer]]. Hopefully TheMovie will resolve the cliffhanger.



** Also, at the end of the previous episode, The Blind Banker, when [[spoiler:Moriarty has General Shan killed.]]
* Debatably used in ''Series/TheSopranos'', as [[spoiler:Tony Soprano may have been killed just after a quick cut to the credits. Among the suspects: a character identified in the credits as [[NominalImportance "Members Only,"]] plausibly, a CallBack to the episode of the same name.]]

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** Also, at the end of the previous episode, The Blind Banker, when [[spoiler:Moriarty has General Shan killed.]]
killed]].
* Debatably used in ''Series/TheSopranos'', as [[spoiler:Tony Soprano may have been killed just after a quick cut to the credits. Among the suspects: a character identified in the credits as [[NominalImportance "Members Only,"]] Only"]], plausibly, a CallBack to the episode of the same name.]]name]].



** It's black, nowadays. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a_Cy0rhh2U See these videos to view how it has]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5WdGE_nf0w evolved over the years]]. It has also been copied (and parodied) in a number of other fighting games... [[AndZoidberg and]] ''{{VideoGame/MUGEN}}''.

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** It's black, nowadays. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a_Cy0rhh2U See these videos to view how it has]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5WdGE_nf0w evolved over the years]]. years.]] It has also been copied (and parodied) in a number of other fighting games... [[AndZoidberg [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] ''{{VideoGame/MUGEN}}''.



** ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' was censored in production to get a E10+ rating instead of a Teen rating. One of the edits was Maria's death. In the final game, after the gun is shot the screen fades to white while Shadow screams "Maria!". Footage exists of the original intro where Maria is seen falling (though no blood is shown) instead of the screen being white. One of the trailers for the game also had the scene, though only in an quick shot where you see it in Shadow's eyes.

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** ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' was censored in production to get a E10+ rating instead of a Teen rating. One of the edits was Maria's death. In the final game, after the gun is shot the screen fades to white while Shadow screams "Maria!". "Maria!" Footage exists of the original intro where Maria is seen falling (though no blood is shown) instead of the screen being white. One of the trailers for the game also had the scene, though only in an a quick shot where you see it in Shadow's eyes.



* ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'' has two different cutscenes that appear after the credits, depending on whether you rescued all of the saveable classmates or not. If you didn't, [[spoiler:you are treated to a cutscene of Juliet, her family, and Nick all coming home to celebrate her birthday, only to find that mom is a zombie. The screen blacks out as we hear a loud *CRUNCH*, implying that she killed them.]]

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* ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'' has two different cutscenes that appear after the credits, depending on whether you rescued all of the saveable savable classmates or not. If you didn't, [[spoiler:you are treated to a cutscene of Juliet, her family, and Nick all coming home to celebrate her birthday, only to find that her mom is a zombie. The screen blacks out as we hear a loud *CRUNCH*, implying that she killed them.]]



* Used several times during ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'', the most noticeably when [[spoiler:Jay gets attacked by Masky]]. Although it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by Jay dropping the camera during some sequences.
* In ''WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID'', [[spoiler:this happens when [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome Evan attacks the Slender Man.]] The screen cuts to black; by the end of it, Slendy is gone and Evan is disoriented and bleeding from the mouth.]]

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* Used several times during ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'', the most noticeably when [[spoiler:Jay gets attacked by Masky]]. Although it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{justified|Trope}} by Jay dropping the camera during some sequences.
* In ''WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID'', [[spoiler:this happens when [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome Evan attacks the Slender Man.]] Man]]. The screen cuts to black; by the end of it, Slendy is gone and Evan is disoriented and bleeding from the mouth.]]
13th May '17 5:41:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/StarCraft: Brood War'' has one of these in the ending cinematic; [[spoiler:[[DesignatedVillain General Gerard DuGalle]], after reading out a letter to his wife and accepting that he will either return home in complete disgrace or be soon annihilated by [[BigBad Kerrigan's]] forces, takes out an antique pistol and puts it against his temple before the video cuts out... granted, a gunshot is heard.]]

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* ''Franchise/StarCraft: ''VideoGame/StarCraft: Brood War'' has one of these in the ending cinematic; [[spoiler:[[DesignatedVillain General Gerard DuGalle]], after reading out a letter to his wife and accepting that he will either return home in complete disgrace or be soon annihilated by [[BigBad Kerrigan's]] forces, takes out an antique pistol and puts it against his temple before the video cuts out... granted, a gunshot is heard.]]
30th Apr '17 5:06:17 PM nombretomado
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* Nearly all the time in ''TotallySpies'' whenever the girls get captured.

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* Nearly all the time in ''TotallySpies'' ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' whenever the girls get captured.
12th Nov '16 7:57:00 PM nombretomado
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* One episode of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ends with Black Canary and the Huntress about to land flying kicks on each other when CUT TO BLACK End Credits!

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* One episode of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ends with Black Canary and the Huntress about to land flying kicks on each other when CUT TO BLACK End Credits!
6th Oct '16 8:48:32 PM nombretomado
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* In ''EverymanHYBRID'', [[spoiler:this happens when [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome Evan attacks the Slender Man.]] The screen cuts to black; by the end of it, Slendy is gone and Evan is disoriented and bleeding from the mouth.]]

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* In ''EverymanHYBRID'', ''WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID'', [[spoiler:this happens when [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome Evan attacks the Slender Man.]] The screen cuts to black; by the end of it, Slendy is gone and Evan is disoriented and bleeding from the mouth.]]
30th Jun '16 12:42:49 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork:

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* ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork:''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'':
1st Jun '16 12:55:05 PM AgProv
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* This happened accidentally during British TV screenings of ''Series/StarTrek''. Screened on the public-service Creator/{{BBC}} which has no commercials, the original series was minimally post-produced. At the points where a natural cliffhanger happened within the episode and at which point American TV would have gone to a commercial, British viewers would see the screen go dead and black for a second, and then the show would resume, usually with the same scene seen from an abruptly different angle.there was much headscratching as to what the hell had happened and what might have been cut out, until the penny dropped that these were insertion points for commercial channels to go to adverts. [[note]]There was also headscratching about why a show billed as lasting an hour was only on for forty-eight minutes. Of course, the original American estimation of an hour was for show plus commercials.[[/note]]

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* This happened accidentally during British TV screenings of ''Series/StarTrek''. Screened on the public-service Creator/{{BBC}} which has no commercials, the original series was minimally post-produced. At the points where a natural cliffhanger happened within the episode and at which point American TV would have gone to a commercial, British viewers would see the screen go dead and black for a second, and then the show would resume, usually with the same scene seen from an abruptly different angle.there There was much headscratching as to what the hell had happened and what might have been cut out, until the penny dropped that these were insertion points for commercial channels to go to adverts. [[note]]There was also headscratching about why a show billed as lasting an hour was only on for forty-eight minutes. Of course, the original American estimation of an hour was for show plus commercials.[[/note]]
1st Jun '16 12:53:28 PM AgProv
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* This happened accidentally during British TV screenings of ''Series/StarTrek''. Screened on the public-service Creator/{{BBC}} which has no commercials, the original series was minimally post-produced. At the points where a natural cliffhanger happened within the episode and at which point American TV would have gone to a commercial, British viewers would see the screen go dead and black for a second, and then the show would resume, usually with the same scene seen from an abruptly different angle.there was much headscratching as to what the hell had happened and what might have been cut out, until the penny dropped that these were insertion points for commercial channels to go to adverts. [[note]]There was also headscratching about why a show billed as lasting an hour was only on for forty-eight minutes. Of course, the original American estimation of an hour was for show plus commercials.[[/note]]
13th May '16 1:52:47 PM Pichu-kun
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[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' did it because at the time the writers were unsure if there was going to be a second series, so that the ending either closed the show or left viewers waiting for series 2 episode 1. [[spoiler:Sherlock raises the gun, about to shoot a cluster of bombs that will kill him, James Moriarty, and John Watson... and then the screen goes black, and the credits roll.]]

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'':
** ''Sherlock''
did it because at the time the writers were unsure if there was going to be a second series, so that the ending either closed the show or left viewers waiting for series 2 episode 1. [[spoiler:Sherlock raises the gun, about to shoot a cluster of bombs that will kill him, James Moriarty, and John Watson... and then the screen goes black, and the credits roll.]]



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* In three of the endings to ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', Shadow raises his hand up and delivers a sharp chop to [[spoiler: Eggman]]'s skull just after a cut to black, implying to have killed [[spoiler: him]].

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* ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'':
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In three of the endings to ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', endings, Shadow raises his hand up and delivers a sharp chop to [[spoiler: Eggman]]'s skull just after a cut to black, implying to have killed [[spoiler: him]].him]].
** ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' was censored in production to get a E10+ rating instead of a Teen rating. One of the edits was Maria's death. In the final game, after the gun is shot the screen fades to white while Shadow screams "Maria!". Footage exists of the original intro where Maria is seen falling (though no blood is shown) instead of the screen being white. One of the trailers for the game also had the scene, though only in an quick shot where you see it in Shadow's eyes.



* ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' was censored in production to get a E10+ rating instead of a Teen rating. One of the edits was Maria's death. In the final game, after the gun is shot the screen fades to white while Shadow screams "Maria!". Footage exists of the original intro where Maria is seen falling (though no blood is shown) instead of the screen being white. One of the trailers for the game also had the scene, though only in an quick shot where you see it in Shadow's eyes.
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