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12th Jul '16 9:30:30 AM rjd1922
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The season type of cliffhanger has a flaw: if the [[ScrewedByTheNetwork show gets canceled]], the cliffhanger [[LeftHanging stays unresolved]]. A few such cliffhangers are listed below. It is by far, ''[[ThisIsUnforgivable the very worse thing]]'' a producer/studio/company can do to its fans and viewers alike, since it [[TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised leaves their work incomplete and unfinished]], ultimately resulting in a unsatisfying experience. This is not to be confused with a BolivianArmyEnding, which is an ''intentionally'' unresolved cliffhanger as an ending. If this happens, the cliffhanger may be resolved in a movie or miniseries later on. Or, it may not... and that's why we have FanFiction.

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The season type of cliffhanger has a flaw: if the [[ScrewedByTheNetwork show gets canceled]], canceled, the cliffhanger [[LeftHanging stays unresolved]]. A few such cliffhangers are listed below. It is by far, ''[[ThisIsUnforgivable the very worse worst thing]]'' a producer/studio/company can do to its fans and viewers alike, since it [[TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised leaves their work incomplete and unfinished]], ultimately resulting in a unsatisfying experience. This is not to be confused with a BolivianArmyEnding, which is an ''intentionally'' unresolved cliffhanger as an ending. If this happens, the cliffhanger may be resolved in a movie or miniseries later on. Or, it may not... and that's why we have FanFiction.
25th Apr '16 2:47:27 PM R1ck
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Beware of these being executed badly. When a cliffhanger is so deliberately vague that it's not even suspenseful enough to hold a viewer's interest until the next chapter, that's WhatCliffhanger. A CliffhangerCopout is when a creator deliberately messes with a story's continuity of events when resolving a cliffhanger or outright refuses to reveal a piece of information that is promised at the end of one chapter to the next. A lampshaded, immediate resolution would be ToBeContinuedRightNow.



Beware of these being executed badly, too. When a cliffhanger is so deliberately vague that it's not even suspenseful enough to hold a viewer's interest until the next chapter, that's WhatCliffhanger. A CliffhangerCopout is when a creator deliberately messes with a story's continuity of events when resolving a cliffhanger or outright refuses to reveal a piece of information that is promised at the end of one chapter to the next. A lampshaded, immediate resolution would be ToBeContinuedRightNow.
25th Apr '16 2:46:50 PM R1ck
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Not to be confused with an area for aircraft set into a mountainside (a cliff hangar), the sort used to hang up clothing (a coat hanger), the [[VideoGames/CliffHanger laserdisc-based video game]] from the ''Lupin the 3rd'' franchise, the pricing game Cliffhanger''s'' on ''ThePriceIsRight'' (AKA the yodeling guy game), the movie [[{{Pun}} of the same name]] (you might be able to find that [[Film/{{Cliffhanger}} here]]) or either of the two [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Hanger_(comic_strip) comic strips]] also using the name.
15th Apr '16 3:41:21 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CLiffhanger/{{Music}}
7th Apr '16 7:49:38 PM dieseldragons
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See also BolivianArmyCliffhanger and LiteralCliffhanger.

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Compare NoEnding. See also BolivianArmyCliffhanger BolivianArmyCliffhanger, LeftHanging and LiteralCliffhanger.
7th Apr '16 7:47:09 PM dieseldragons
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The season type of cliffhanger has a flaw: if the [[ScrewedByTheNetwork show gets canceled]], the cliffhanger [[LeftHanging stays unresolved]]. A few such cliffhangers are listed below. It is by far, ''[[ThisIsUnforgivable]]the very worse thing]]'' a producer/studio/company can do to its fans and viewers alike, since it [[TheConclusionWillNotBeTelevised leaves their work incomplete and unfinished]], ultimately resulting in a unsatisfying experience. This is not to be confused with a BolivianArmyEnding, which is an ''intentionally'' unresolved cliffhanger as an ending. If this happens, the cliffhanger may be resolved in a movie or miniseries later on. Or, it may not... and that's why we have FanFiction.

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The season type of cliffhanger has a flaw: if the [[ScrewedByTheNetwork show gets canceled]], the cliffhanger [[LeftHanging stays unresolved]]. A few such cliffhangers are listed below. It is by far, ''[[ThisIsUnforgivable]]the ''[[ThisIsUnforgivable the very worse thing]]'' a producer/studio/company can do to its fans and viewers alike, since it [[TheConclusionWillNotBeTelevised [[TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised leaves their work incomplete and unfinished]], ultimately resulting in a unsatisfying experience. This is not to be confused with a BolivianArmyEnding, which is an ''intentionally'' unresolved cliffhanger as an ending. If this happens, the cliffhanger may be resolved in a movie or miniseries later on. Or, it may not... and that's why we have FanFiction.
7th Apr '16 7:46:10 PM dieseldragons
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The season type of cliffhanger has a flaw: if the [[ScrewedByTheNetwork show gets canceled]], the cliffhanger [[LeftHanging stays unresolved]]. A few such cliffhangers are listed below. This is not to be confused with a BolivianArmyEnding, which is an ''intentionally'' unresolved cliffhanger as an ending. If this happens, the cliffhanger may be resolved in a movie or miniseries later on. Or, it may not... and that's why we have FanFiction.

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The season type of cliffhanger has a flaw: if the [[ScrewedByTheNetwork show gets canceled]], the cliffhanger [[LeftHanging stays unresolved]]. A few such cliffhangers are listed below. It is by far, ''[[ThisIsUnforgivable]]the very worse thing]]'' a producer/studio/company can do to its fans and viewers alike, since it [[TheConclusionWillNotBeTelevised leaves their work incomplete and unfinished]], ultimately resulting in a unsatisfying experience. This is not to be confused with a BolivianArmyEnding, which is an ''intentionally'' unresolved cliffhanger as an ending. If this happens, the cliffhanger may be resolved in a movie or miniseries later on. Or, it may not... and that's why we have FanFiction.



See also LiteralCliffhanger.

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See also BolivianArmyCliffhanger and LiteralCliffhanger.
26th Oct '15 4:27:05 AM DrFraud
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Not to be confused with an area for aircraft set into a mountainside (a cliff hangar), the sort used to hang up clothing (a coat hanger), the [[VideoGames/CliffHanger laserdisc-based video game]] from the ''Lupin the 3rd'' franchise, the pricing game Cliffhanger''s'' on ''ThePriceIsRight'' (AKA The Yodely Guy game), the movie [[{{Pun}} of the same name]] (you might be able to find that [[Film/{{Cliffhanger}} here]]) or either of the two [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Hanger_(comic_strip) comic strips]] also using the name.

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Not to be confused with an area for aircraft set into a mountainside (a cliff hangar), the sort used to hang up clothing (a coat hanger), the [[VideoGames/CliffHanger laserdisc-based video game]] from the ''Lupin the 3rd'' franchise, the pricing game Cliffhanger''s'' on ''ThePriceIsRight'' (AKA The Yodely Guy the yodeling guy game), the movie [[{{Pun}} of the same name]] (you might be able to find that [[Film/{{Cliffhanger}} here]]) or either of the two [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Hanger_(comic_strip) comic strips]] also using the name.
13th Sep '15 7:40:19 AM gallium
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The season type of 'hanger has a flaw: if the [[ScrewedByTheNetwork show gets canceled]], the 'hanger [[LeftHanging stays unresolved]]. A few such 'hangers are listed below. This is not to be confused with a BolivianArmyEnding, which is an ''intentionally'' unresolved cliffhanger as an ending. If this happens, the cliffhanger may be resolved in a movie or miniseries later on. Or, it may not... and that's why we have FanFiction.

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The season type of 'hanger cliffhanger has a flaw: if the [[ScrewedByTheNetwork show gets canceled]], the 'hanger cliffhanger [[LeftHanging stays unresolved]]. A few such 'hangers cliffhangers are listed below. This is not to be confused with a BolivianArmyEnding, which is an ''intentionally'' unresolved cliffhanger as an ending. If this happens, the cliffhanger may be resolved in a movie or miniseries later on. Or, it may not... and that's why we have FanFiction.
12th Aug '15 9:35:15 PM eroock
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->''To be resolved...in two weeks! (because I am an evil motherfucker)''

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->''To ->''"To be resolved...in two weeks! (because I am an evil motherfucker)''motherfucker)"''
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