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18th Aug '16 7:59:47 AM Arawn999
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** 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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** The Thousand Year Blood War arc is shaping up to be was 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. Its DistantFinale ending in August 2016 almost left more questions that it provided answers.
16th Aug '16 11:05:03 AM CheeseDogX
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' and ''Film/TheArkOfTruth''. The really screwy thing here is that SG-1 had several season finales that could have easily served as series finales, each with increasing amounts of closure for the series (including ''ending the conflict that ran throughout the whole series''), and then they cancel it mid-plot.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' and ''Film/TheArkOfTruth''. The really screwy thing here is that SG-1 had several season finales that could have easily served as series finales, each with increasing amounts of closure for the series (including ''ending the conflict that ran throughout the whole series''), and then they cancel it mid-plot. This is mostly due to ExecutiveMeddling of a sort; the producers were worried each year that they'd be cancelled, so they ended each season as if it were a series finale. Then after ten seasons, they felt certain that they'd get renewed for an 11th season, and so ended the season with many plot threads still open. And then the network canned them.
4th Aug '16 1:56:36 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Human-Covenant conflict depicted in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' goes on for about 25+ years. However, all the games set during the war (minus ''VideoGame/HaloWars'') take place towards the very end. Basically things were sucking for humanity, with them losing one of their most valuable worlds in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', then Master Chief gets woken up at the start of ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' and suddenly the war ends in about five months (spanning three more games in that interval: ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', and ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST''). This is justified as being a result of the Covenant falling into a massive civil war after the ''entire'' Sangheili species is forced to defect during the events of ''2'', which ends with the complete collapse of the Covenant after its top leaders are all killed by the end of ''3''. Hence why humanity is able to come out the "victor" in a war that the Covenant had been steadily winning up until those final five months.

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* The Human-Covenant conflict depicted in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' goes on for about 25+ years. However, all the games set during the war (minus ''VideoGame/HaloWars'') take place towards the very end. Basically things were sucking for humanity, with them losing one of their most valuable worlds in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', then Master Chief gets woken up at the start of ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' and suddenly the war ends in about five months (spanning three more games in that interval: ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', and ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST''). This is justified as being a result of the Covenant falling into a massive civil war after the ''entire'' Sangheili species is forced to defect during the events of ''2'', which ends with the conflict resulting in the complete collapse of the Covenant after its top leaders are all killed by the end of ''3''. Hence why humanity is able to come out the "victor" in a war that the Covenant had been steadily winning up until those final five months.
4th Aug '16 1:54:33 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Human/Covenant conflict depicted in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' had been going on something like 25+ years. However all the playable stuff (minus ''VideoGame/HaloWars'') is constrained to the very end of the war. Basically things were sucking for humanity, they lost one of their most valuable installations in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', then Master Chief gets woken up at the start of ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' and suddenly the war ends in about five months (spanning three more games in that interval: ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', and ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST''). The Covenant also experienced a defection of one their highest field generals, then the ''entire'' Sangheili species, and finally the death of all their top leaders by the end as well and all in that short little five month span (during a war where they had claimed the majority of military advantages up to that point).

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* The Human/Covenant Human-Covenant conflict depicted in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' had been going goes on something like for about 25+ years. However However, all the playable stuff games set during the war (minus ''VideoGame/HaloWars'') is constrained to take place towards the very end of the war. end. Basically things were sucking for humanity, they lost with them losing one of their most valuable installations worlds in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', then Master Chief gets woken up at the start of ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' and suddenly the war ends in about five months (spanning three more games in that interval: ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', and ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST''). The This is justified as being a result of the Covenant also experienced falling into a defection of one their highest field generals, then massive civil war after the ''entire'' Sangheili species, and finally species is forced to defect during the death events of all their ''2'', which ends with the complete collapse of the Covenant after its top leaders are all killed by the end as well and all of ''3''. Hence why humanity is able to come out the "victor" in that short little five month span (during a war where they had claimed the majority of military advantages up to that point).the Covenant had been steadily winning up until those final five months.
1st Aug '16 3:22:06 PM HighCrate
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* Slasher films are like this. It's perfectly reasonable to guess how much longer the movie will go by knowing how many people were introduced in the part of the film DevelopingDoomedCharacters and how many of those are still alive. If the movie has gone on for a while and there's still a crowd left, there's going to be a bloodbath soon.
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26th Jul '16 9:04:59 PM PaulA
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* ''Tehanu'', the fourth book of the [[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy Earthsea Cycle]], is fairly slow-paced and low-key until the last handful of pages, when suddenly [[spoiler: the main characters fall into a trap laid by an evil wizard who had previously been a background character. He savages beats them then attempts to force them to jump off a cliff to their deaths, prompting their adopted daughter to reveal that she's actually a dragon in human form by summoning a ''bigger'' dragon to come burn the evil wizard off the face of the world.]]

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* ''Tehanu'', the fourth book of the [[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy Earthsea Cycle]], ''Literature/{{Tehanu}}'' is fairly slow-paced and low-key until the last handful of pages, when suddenly [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the main characters fall into a trap laid by an evil wizard who had previously been a background character. He savages savagely beats them then attempts to force them to jump off a cliff to their deaths, prompting their adopted daughter to reveal that she's actually a dragon in human form by summoning a ''bigger'' dragon to come burn the evil wizard off the face of the world.]] world]].
10th Jul '16 12:31:09 AM MsChibi
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This is an '''{{Ending Trope|s}}''', so expect spoilers!

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This is an '''{{Ending Trope|s}}''', so expect spoilers!
spoilers! A common result of this trope is the GainaxEnding.
3rd Jul '16 9:42:55 PM Hylarn
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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.

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* ''Literature/Vampirates'' ''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.
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.
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