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21st Jun '16 11:26:42 PM MyFinalEdits
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** The third and last Goddess Pearl in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' is given to Link directly by the Sea Spirit Jabun, without the former having to go through a dungeon beforehand as in the case of other ''Zelda'' games with three or more {{Plot Coupon}}s. A dungeon was planned to take place (either in Greatfish Isle or inside Jabun) during this phase, but was removed due to time constraints).

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** The third and last Goddess Pearl in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' is given to Link directly by the Sea Spirit Jabun, without the former having to go through a dungeon beforehand as in the case of other ''Zelda'' games with three or more {{Plot Coupon}}s. A dungeon was planned to take place (either in Greatfish Isle or inside Jabun) during this phase, but was removed due to time constraints).constraints.
21st Jun '16 11:17:53 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The ending of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s Arrancar Saga is curiously rushed given how notoriously drawn out the arc as a whole is. Aizen has achieved great power and trashed everyone who stood in his way of annhilating Karakura Town. When Ichigo confronts him, instead of an epic battle that has both characters throwing everything they have at each other, Ichigo's latest power up has put him so far above Aizen that all Aizen can do is stall him. Once Ichigo is finished letting Aizen realize how outmatched he is, he easily beats him and Aizen's power is sealed away. The final fight wasn't the only abrupt thing about the arc either. When the Soul Society arc ended, the story took the time to show how the supporting cast was doing and how they were dealing with the events of the arc. By comparison, Deicide only showed the fate of a handful of characters, with most of them being left in limbo for a year or so while the next arc focused on other characters.
** Meanwhile, the ongoing final arc, the Thousand Year Blood War arc, is shaping up to be the cosmic deadline for the entire series. Despite going on for a mere 4 years (as of 2016) compared to the whole time of the manga's publication (15 years), it resolved a heck lot of plotlines and contains as many stories as there are in all previous arcs combined. Most of the bankais are revealed here[[note]]Including but not limited to: Chojiro, Yamamoto, Unohana, Rose, Rukia, Kyoraku, Zaraki, and ''Urahara''. Yes, [[{{Troll}} Urahara]].[[/note]], it finally answered many questions that have been left hanging, some since the very first arc (the circumstances of Masaki's death, the massacre of the Quincies, why Ichigo looks uncannily like Kaien), and some more. Don't forget the plot-related deaths, too (goodbye, [[spoiler: Chojiro and Yamamoto]]), and those are ''actual'' final deaths for you, not mere grave injuries that the series is known for.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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The ending of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s the Arrancar Saga is curiously rushed given how notoriously drawn out the arc as a whole is. Aizen has achieved great power and trashed everyone who stood in his way of annhilating Karakura Town. When Ichigo confronts him, instead of an epic battle that has both characters throwing everything they have at each other, Ichigo's latest power up has put him so far above Aizen that all Aizen can do is stall him. Once Ichigo is finished letting Aizen realize how outmatched he is, he easily beats him and Aizen's power is sealed away. The final fight wasn't the only abrupt thing about the arc either. When the Soul Society arc ended, the story took the time to show how the supporting cast was doing and how they were dealing with the events of the arc. By comparison, Deicide only showed the fate of a handful of characters, with most of them being left in limbo for a year or so while the next arc focused on other characters.
** Meanwhile, the ongoing final arc, the The Thousand Year Blood War arc, arc is shaping up to be the cosmic deadline for the entire series. Despite going on for a mere 4 years (as of 2016) compared to the whole time of the manga's publication (15 years), it resolved a heck lot of plotlines and contains as many stories as there are in all previous arcs combined. Most of the bankais are revealed here[[note]]Including but not limited to: Chojiro, Yamamoto, Unohana, Rose, Rukia, Kyoraku, Zaraki, and ''Urahara''. Yes, [[{{Troll}} Urahara]].[[/note]], it finally answered many questions that have been left hanging, some since the very first arc (the circumstances of Masaki's death, the massacre of the Quincies, why Ichigo looks uncannily like Kaien), and some more. Don't forget the plot-related deaths, too (goodbye, [[spoiler: Chojiro and Yamamoto]]), and those are ''actual'' final deaths for you, not mere grave injuries that the series is known for.



* The second half of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' is much shorter because of this. After a lengthy set of introductory tasks, Fox starts looking for the Spellstones and later the Krazoa Spirits. The first two Spellstones and three Krazoa Spirits take a while to find. The other two Spellstones and three Krazoa Spirits are gotten in a more rushed way. The very last Spirit, in fact, is supposedly earned after defeating BigBad general Scales, until [[spoiler:Andross interrupts the battle, orders Scales to give Fox the Spirit and, when the latter places it in its spot in Krazoa Palace, a sudden battle between Fox and Andross ensues. And then the game ends]].
* ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney''

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* The second half of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' is much shorter because of this. After a lengthy set of introductory tasks, tasks where the only PlotCoupon retrieved is the first Krazoa Spirit (by Krystal), Fox starts looking for the Spellstones and later the Krazoa Spirits. The first two Spellstones and three the next two Krazoa Spirits take a while to find. The other two Spellstones and three Krazoa Spirits are gotten in a more rushed way. The very last Spirit, in fact, is supposedly earned after defeating BigBad general Scales, until [[spoiler:Andross interrupts the battle, orders Scales to give Fox the Spirit and, when the latter places it in its spot in Krazoa Palace, a sudden battle between Fox and Andross ensues. And then the game ends]].
* ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney''''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'':



* The third Goddess Pearl in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' is given to Link directly by the Sea Spirit, without having to go through a dungeon.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', the first three dungeons take the longest to locate (the very first one in particular). But from there, each dungeon takes less time than the previous one, with the exception of the City in the Sky. The last two dungeons merely require Link and Midna to go where they are, which takes little, if any, effort. It doesn't help that the very last dungeon houses the FinalBoss that [[HijackedByGanon hijacked what was supposed to be the last opponent]], whose residing dungeon had at least some smooth buildup.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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The third and last Goddess Pearl in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' is given to Link directly by the Sea Spirit, Spirit Jabun, without the former having to go through a dungeon.
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dungeon beforehand as in the case of other ''Zelda'' games with three or more {{Plot Coupon}}s. A dungeon was planned to take place (either in Greatfish Isle or inside Jabun) during this phase, but was removed due to time constraints).
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In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', the first three dungeons take the longest to locate (the very first one in particular). But from there, each dungeon takes less time than the previous one, with the exception of the City in the Sky. The last two dungeons merely require Link and Midna to go where they are, which takes little, if any, effort. It doesn't help that the very last dungeon houses the FinalBoss that [[HijackedByGanon hijacked what was supposed to be the last opponent]], whose residing dungeon had at least some smooth buildup.
21st Jun '16 5:19:08 PM spectertv
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'': Naturally, the Big Bad Organisation XIII have to be killed off before the end of the story. But they could have come up with a better way to clean up the last few members than having Sora come across a room with a locked door that will only open if all the members are dead, and have the room equipped with convenient portals that teleport him directly to the remaining members.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'': Naturally, the Big Bad Organisation Organization XIII have to be killed off before the end of the story. But they could have come up with a better way to clean up the last few members than having Sora come across a room with a locked door that will only open if all the members are dead, and have the room equipped with convenient portals that teleport him directly to the remaining members.
11th Jun '16 8:57:03 PM Dimas28
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** Meanwhile, the ongoing final arc, the Thousand Year Blood War arc, is shaping up to be the cosmic deadline for the entire series. Despite going on for a mere 4 years (as of 2016) compared to the whole time of the manga's publication (15 years), it resolved a heck lot of plotlines and contains as many stories as there are in all previous arcs combined. Most of the bankais are revealed here[[note]]Including but not limited to: Chojiro, Yamamoto, Unohana, Rose, Rukia, Kyoraku, Zaraki, and ''Urahara''. Yes, [[{{Troll}} Urahara]].[[/note]], it finally answered many questions that have been left hanging, some since the very first arc (the circumstances of Masaki's death, the massacre of the Quincies, why Ichigo looks uncannily like Kaien), and some more. Don't forget the plot-related deaths, too (goodbye, [[spoiler: Chojiro and Yamamoto]]), and those are ''actual'' final deaths for you, not mere grave injuries that the series is known for.
3rd Jun '16 7:16:47 AM Willbyr
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This is an '''[[EndingTropes Ending Trope]]''', so expect spoilers!

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This is an '''[[EndingTropes Ending Trope]]''', '''{{Ending Trope|s}}''', so expect spoilers!






* The first twenty-something chapters of the Marineford arc in ''OnePiece'' have a pacing that by fans is often described as anything from mediocre to downright terrible - a slow pacing, that is. Essentially, nothing happens other than the characters of the different factions fighting each other, but having their fights interrupted before anything can really happen. The pacing gets a little better when Luffy finally manages to get the scaffold and free Ace. From chapter 474 and onwards, all the important things that really define the arc and change the One Piece world forever happen: [[spoiler: Ace gets killed by Akainu, Whitebeard curb-stomps Akainu, the Blackbeard Pirates appear, Whitebeard reveals that the treasure of One Piece really exists and implies a great war in the future, the Blackbeard Pirates kill Whitebeard, Blackbeard steals Whitebeard's Devil Fruit and starts destroying Marineford, Akainu wakes up and goes on a massive rampage, Coby gathers the courage to call the Marines out on their needless killing, Shanks appears, Shanks stops the war]]. All of this happens in a course of ''8 chapters''.

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* The first twenty-something chapters of the Marineford arc in ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' have a pacing that by fans is often described as anything from mediocre to downright terrible - a slow pacing, that is. Essentially, nothing happens other than the characters of the different factions fighting each other, but having their fights interrupted before anything can really happen. The pacing gets a little better when Luffy finally manages to get the scaffold and free Ace. From chapter 474 and onwards, all the important things that really define the arc and change the One Piece world forever happen: [[spoiler: Ace gets killed by Akainu, Whitebeard curb-stomps Akainu, the Blackbeard Pirates appear, Whitebeard reveals that the treasure of One Piece really exists and implies a great war in the future, the Blackbeard Pirates kill Whitebeard, Blackbeard steals Whitebeard's Devil Fruit and starts destroying Marineford, Akainu wakes up and goes on a massive rampage, Coby gathers the courage to call the Marines out on their needless killing, Shanks appears, Shanks stops the war]]. All of this happens in a course of ''8 chapters''.



* GeoffJohns' run on TheFlash was concluded with a six-part arc entitled "Rogue War." The jump between plots in the final arc (a civil war between the Flash's rogues and a rematch with the [[BigBad new Zoom]]) is very sudden and very noticeable. These two plotlines were almost completely unrelated and if anything were likely intended to be two separate arcs, but with him leaving the title were likely compressed into one story so he could end his work on the title by its 225th issue.
* ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'''s finale is a special extra long issue. Nothing out of the ordinary. Then [[spoiler: Batman Incorporated #8 came out a week later and saw the death of Robin. Which was leaked a few days before release, the fact that every Bat book the following month was a mini BatfamilyCrossover dedicated to Robin suggests Batman writer Creator/ScottSnyder was forced to wrap up his epic Joker story sooner than planned]].

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* GeoffJohns' Creator/GeoffJohns' run on TheFlash ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' was concluded with a six-part arc entitled "Rogue War." The jump between plots in the final arc (a civil war between the Flash's rogues and a rematch with the [[BigBad new Zoom]]) is very sudden and very noticeable. These two plotlines were almost completely unrelated and if anything were likely intended to be two separate arcs, but with him leaving the title were likely compressed into one story so he could end his work on the title by its 225th issue.
* ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'''s finale is a special extra long issue. Nothing out of the ordinary. Then [[spoiler: Batman Incorporated [[spoiler:''Batman Incorporated'' #8 came out a week later and saw the death of Robin. Which was leaked a few days before release, the fact that every Bat book the following month was a mini BatfamilyCrossover dedicated to Robin suggests Batman writer Creator/ScottSnyder was forced to wrap up his epic Joker story sooner than planned]].
17th Apr '16 8:05:37 AM Kalaong
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* ''Mars: War Logs''. The first chapter is about a GreatEscape, the second is an exploration of a [[AfterTheEnd ruined]] FilmNoir city in search of LaResistance. The third (and ''final'') chapter is basically an attempt to cram the entire ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' series into seven maps, none of which is bigger than a football field.

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* ''Mars: War Logs''.''VideoGame/MarsWarLogs''. The first chapter is about a GreatEscape, the second is an exploration of a [[AfterTheEnd ruined]] FilmNoir city in search of LaResistance. The third (and ''final'') chapter is basically an attempt to cram the entire ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' series into seven maps, none of which is bigger than a football field.
16th Apr '16 6:41:47 PM Berrenta
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** The three Sanderson-penned volumes aren't exceptionally fast-paced by most standards, but still count as this trope in comparison to the... [[GetOnWithItAlready leisurely]] pace of the half-dozen that precede them.

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** The three Sanderson-penned volumes aren't exceptionally fast-paced by most standards, but still count as this trope in comparison to the... [[GetOnWithItAlready [[SlowPacedBeginning leisurely]] pace of the half-dozen that precede them.
7th Apr '16 4:16:33 AM Arivne
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* In many of his early novels (particularly the "juveniles"), Creator/RobertAHeinlein would wrap up the plot in a page or two, often leaving the story unresolved. This was probably due to word count/length limitations. Several blatant examples were ''Literature/BetweenPlanets'', ''Literature/SpaceCadet'', ''Literature/TheRollingStones'' and ''Literature/ThePuppetMasters''.

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* In many of his early novels (particularly the "juveniles"), Creator/RobertAHeinlein would wrap up the plot in a page or two, often leaving the story unresolved. This was probably due to word count/length limitations. Several blatant examples were are ''Literature/BetweenPlanets'', ''Literature/SpaceCadet'', ''Literature/TheRollingStones'' and ''Literature/ThePuppetMasters''.
21st Feb '16 12:00:20 PM kyrtuck
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* ''Literature/Vampirates'' has five books slowly build up to a war between the vampirates, pirates and Nocturnes, only for most of the war to get fought offscreen between the fifth and sixth book, and the event-packed sixth book rapidly concludes the plot, with an ancient prophecy getting introduced out of nowhere, three more crews similar to the Nocturne again coming out of nowhere, two different love triangles getting solved, the surprise comeback and vampirisation of one character, the near death of two characters, and then the actual deaths of several major characters.
5th Feb '16 1:19:55 PM Psyga315
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** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' ''inverts'' this trope. Like Ryuki, there's an InUniverse deadline, which is relatively short. However, after the fourth episode, in which only 12 days of the 99 have passed, the show decides to {{time skip}} about twenty days for no apparent reason other than, well, this trope.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' ''inverts'' this trope. Like Ryuki, there's an InUniverse deadline, which is relatively short. However, after the fourth episode, in which only 12 days of the 99 have passed, the show decides to {{time skip}} about twenty days for no apparent reason other than, well, this trope. It's to the point where the Cosmic Deadline ''passed'' in the beginning of the show, with the only reason it's still going being that [[ResetButton the clock's reset]].
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