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29th May '16 6:13:49 PM Pseudoname
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* The non-canon monster victory ending in ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' features the hunters hopelessly outmatched by a horde of monsters that advances on them, picking off a few of them, before ending in a GoryDiscretionShot.
23rd May '16 9:01:30 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' comic ''Forge of War'' has the remnants of the defeated Empire army rally at a narrow mountain pass to hold off a massive Chaos army to buy time for the rest of the Empire to regroup and send reinforcements. The comic ends with barely a dozen men, a dwarf, and a mage on a gryphon mount charging ''thousands'' of Chaos warriors.
** In the comic "Condemned by Fire" shows they won (reinforcements came)

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' comic ''Forge of War'' has the remnants of the defeated Empire army rally at a narrow mountain pass to hold off a massive Chaos army to buy time for the rest of the Empire to regroup and send reinforcements. The comic ends with barely a dozen men, a dwarf, and a mage on a gryphon mount charging ''thousands'' of Chaos warriors.
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warriors. The comic "Condemned by Fire" shows they won (reinforcements came)



** Confirmed several years later during ''Comicbook/OriginalSin''. Nova performed a HeroicSacrifice by combining the Nova Force with the Cosmic Cube, which transported the others (including Thanos) to safety at the cost of his life.



* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' has shades of this, [[ActorExistenceFailure especially as far as]] ComicBook/TheJoker [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome is concerned]] due to Heath Ledger's premature death: Is ComicBook/TheJoker doing time in a federal prison for his infamous crimes, or did that guy on the SWAT team that cornered him decide they'd had enough of his antics and put a bullet between his eyes? [[ShrugOfGod We'll never know for sure.]]

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* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' ''Film/TheDarkKnight'':
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has shades of this, [[ActorExistenceFailure especially as far as]] ComicBook/TheJoker [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome is concerned]] due to Heath Ledger's premature death: Is ComicBook/TheJoker doing time in a federal prison for his infamous crimes, or did that guy on the SWAT team that cornered him decide they'd had enough of his antics and put a bullet between his eyes? [[ShrugOfGod We'll never know for sure.It'll remain unanswered.]]



** It isn't ambiguous though, at an early screening the director said [[spoiler:that it was the end of the world.]]
23rd May '16 8:26:38 PM Anddrix
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* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' has shades of this, [[ActorExistenceFailure especially as far as]] SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome is concerned]] due to Heath Ledger's premature death: Is SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker doing time in a federal prison for his infamous crimes, or did that guy on the SWAT team that cornered him decide they'd had enough of his antics and put a bullet between his eyes? [[ShrugOfGod We'll never know for sure.]]
** Averted with the novels; the novelization of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' includes a passing mention of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and implies [[spoiler:he's either serving a life sentence in a padded cell at Arkham or has broken out and slipped off the radar]], though not even Selina Kyle knows where he really is.

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* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' has shades of this, [[ActorExistenceFailure especially as far as]] SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome is concerned]] due to Heath Ledger's premature death: Is SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker doing time in a federal prison for his infamous crimes, or did that guy on the SWAT team that cornered him decide they'd had enough of his antics and put a bullet between his eyes? [[ShrugOfGod We'll never know for sure.]]
** Averted with the novels; the novelization of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' includes a passing mention of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker and implies [[spoiler:he's either serving a life sentence in a padded cell at Arkham or has broken out and slipped off the radar]], though not even Selina Kyle knows where he really is.
22nd May '16 5:14:27 PM DUHTROOPZ
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts2'' where after defeating [[spoiler:Xemnas]], Sora and [[spoiler:Riku]] are stuck fighting an uncountable number of Nobodies. Subverted when a [[Main/TimeLapse]] shows them coming out okay, aside from [[spoiler:Riku]]'s broken foot.

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts2'' where after defeating [[spoiler:Xemnas]], Xemnas, Sora and [[spoiler:Riku]] Riku are stuck fighting an uncountable number of Nobodies. Subverted when a [[Main/TimeLapse]] [[Main/TimeLapse time lapse]] shows them coming out okay, aside from [[spoiler:Riku]]'s Riku's broken foot.
22nd May '16 5:11:09 PM DUHTROOPZ
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts2'' where after defeating [[spoiler:Xemnas]], Sora and [[spoiler:Riku]] are stuck fighting an uncountable number of Nobodies. Subverted when a [[Main/TimeLapse]] shows them coming out okay, aside from [[spoiler:Riku]]'s broken foot.
6th May '16 6:47:40 AM aye_amber
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* In ''TheThanosImperative'', Comicbook/{{Nova}} and [[GuardiansofTheGalaxy Star-Lord]] stayed behind in the collapsing Cancerverse to prevent {{Thanos}} from escaping. A memorial service for the two heroes was held, but their fates were never made explicit. Both Thanos and Star-Lord were revealed to have survived two years later, while the existence of a [[AffirmativeActionLegacy new Nova]] seems to suggest that his predecessor didn't make it.

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* In ''TheThanosImperative'', ''ComicBook/TheThanosImperative'', Comicbook/{{Nova}} and [[GuardiansofTheGalaxy Star-Lord]] stayed behind in the collapsing Cancerverse to prevent {{Thanos}} from escaping. A memorial service for the two heroes was held, but their fates were never made explicit. Both Thanos and Star-Lord were revealed to have survived two years later, while the existence of a [[AffirmativeActionLegacy new Nova]] seems to suggest that his predecessor didn't make it.
4th May '16 1:21:00 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [=EP7=] of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ends this way, with Will and Lion facing an army of [[spoiler:Bernkastel's demonic cats about to tear them apart.]]

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* [=EP7=] of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' ends this way, with Will and Lion facing an army of [[spoiler:Bernkastel's demonic cats about to tear them apart.]]
2nd May '16 4:46:39 PM Az_Tech341
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Thus, [[UncertainDoom while previous circumstances and/or antagonists indicate their unseen yet inevitable destruction]], the actual fate(s) of [[TheProtagonist the hero(es)]] hide(s) behind the horizon evermore, [[SequelHook unless the fiction continues this/these character(s) in an upcoming/additional body of work]].

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Thus, [[UncertainDoom [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief while previous circumstances and/or antagonists indicate their unseen yet inevitable destruction]], the actual fate(s) of [[TheProtagonist the hero(es)]] hide(s) behind the horizon evermore, [[SequelHook unless the fiction continues this/these character(s) in an upcoming/additional body of work]].
2nd May '16 4:39:18 PM Az_Tech341
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Thus, [[UncertainDoom while previous circumstances and/or antagonists indicate their unseen yet inevitable destruction]], the actual fate(s) of [[TheProagonist the hero(es)]] hide(s) behind the horizon evermore, [[SequelHook unless the fiction continues this/these character(s) in an upcoming/additional body of work]].

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Thus, [[UncertainDoom while previous circumstances and/or antagonists indicate their unseen yet inevitable destruction]], the actual fate(s) of [[TheProagonist [[TheProtagonist the hero(es)]] hide(s) behind the horizon evermore, [[SequelHook unless the fiction continues this/these character(s) in an upcoming/additional body of work]].
2nd May '16 4:38:37 PM Az_Tech341
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A Bolivian Army Ending occurs when the main characters face seemingly insurmountable odds which, for once, they fail to surmount. The trope is named for ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', which ends with the two heroes surrounded by seemingly the entire Bolivian army. They could surrender, but instead they choose to come out all guns blazing. The film ends just as they do so, and we never see them die. [[note]]The original version of the film showed their death, but Creator/RobertRedford preferred a more ambiguous ending. There is some historical evidence that the real Butch Cassidy may have survived the event, but none for the Sundance Kid.[[/note]]

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A Bolivian Army Ending is an [[CaptainObvious Ending]] [[EndingTropes Trope]] that occurs when the main characters face seemingly insurmountable odds which, for once, they fail [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the main characters seem unable to surmount. surmount]].

The trope is named for ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', which ends with the two heroes apparently surrounded by seemingly the entire Bolivian army. They could surrender, but instead they choose to come out all guns blazing. The film ends just as they do so, and we never see them die. [[note]]The original version of the film showed their death, but Creator/RobertRedford preferred a more ambiguous ending. There is some historical evidence that the real Butch Cassidy may have survived the event, but none for the Sundance Kid.[[/note]]
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Thus, [[UncertainDoom while previous circumstances and/or antagonists indicate their unseen yet inevitable destruction]], the actual fate(s) of [[TheProagonist the hero(es)]] hide(s) behind the horizon evermore, [[SequelHook unless the fiction continues this/these character(s) in an upcoming/additional body of work]].



* ''Film/{{Gallipoli}}'' ends with the protagonist Archy going over the top of a trench in WWI. The final frame is of Archy in mid stride, reeling back to a gun shot. The same picture was used for its promotional posters, which often made it the first image audiences had of the film and the last one they saw. It didn't really come as a spoiler or surprise to viewers, considering what happened to the ANZAC forces at Gallipoli being common knowledge in Australia and New Zealand.
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