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18th Apr '17 7:07:13 PM WaxingName
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** This was a recurring problem in adventure-based two-part season premieres or finales in the show. They spend most of the time showcasing the characterizations of the core characters (either the mane 6, their current allies, or the villain), developing the conflict, and building up to the final confrontation. When it comes to the confrontation itself, though, it's usually in the last five minutes of the second part, and so it's generally ended swiftly so that they can fit into the time limit. They finally averted this in the season four finale, which had its [[{{Pun}} key story]] aspects [[HalfArcSeason set up throughout the season]], leaving time for an epic confrontation and emotionally conclusion without it feeling rushed. The two-parters in later seasons have followed suit and have much better pacing.

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** This was once a recurring problem in adventure-based two-part season premieres or finales in the show. They spend spent most of the time showcasing the characterizations of the core characters (either the mane 6, their current allies, or the villain), developing the conflict, and building up to the final confrontation. When it comes to the confrontation itself, though, it's usually in the last five minutes of the second part, and so it's it was generally ended swiftly so that they can fit into the time limit. They finally averted this in the season four finale, which had its [[{{Pun}} key story]] aspects [[HalfArcSeason set up throughout the season]], leaving time for an epic confrontation and emotionally conclusion without it feeling rushed. The two-parters in later seasons have followed suit and have much better pacing.
1st Mar '17 9:05:42 AM Doug86
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* ''The Oracle's Queen'', the last book in the ''[[{{Nightrunner}} Tamír Trilogy]]'', ends so quickly after the FinalBattle that the MacGuffin doesn't even get a mention in the epilogue and is instead reduced to an author's note. (Although, to be fair, the MacGuffin was primarily buildup for a plotline that not only would happen hundreds of years later in-universe time, but ''[[{{Prequel}} had been published ten years earlier]]'' in real world time.)

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* ''The Oracle's Queen'', the last book in the ''[[{{Nightrunner}} ''[[Literature/{{Nightrunner}} Tamír Trilogy]]'', ends so quickly after the FinalBattle that the MacGuffin doesn't even get a mention in the epilogue and is instead reduced to an author's note. (Although, to be fair, the MacGuffin was primarily buildup for a plotline that not only would happen hundreds of years later in-universe time, but ''[[{{Prequel}} had been published ten years earlier]]'' in real world time.)



** ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}''. While the plot got wrapped up more or less satisfactorily in the second season, anyone could see that Joss had to rush it.

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** ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}''.''Series/{{Dollhouse}}''. While the plot got wrapped up more or less satisfactorily in the second season, anyone could see that Joss had to rush it.



* In the fourth season of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', the kind of story arcs the fans have been waiting for the whole time (birth of the Federation, the Romulan War) finally started to get told. But it was too late to save the show from cancellation, and so the last episode was a DistantFinale. We learn that the OfficialCouple broke up in the meantime, and that the [[EnsembleDarkHorse fans' favorite recurring guest star]] fathered a daughter, and went into hiding for reasons not fully explained. The Romulan War, although it also must have happened during this missing chunk of time, never even gets mentioned. The birth of the Federation on the other hand ''is'' a plot point in this episode. Archer is about to deliver a [[PatrickStewartSpeech historic speech at the founding ceremony]], but we never get to hear it, [[AnticlimaxCut because the episode ends before that]]. For this and some other reasons, this episode gets filed under FanonDiscontinuity by many. In fact, it was such an unpopular ending that the StarTrekExpandedUniverse novels ''also'' treat it as discontinuity (or rather, misinformation).

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* In the fourth season of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', the kind of story arcs the fans have been waiting for the whole time (birth of the Federation, the Romulan War) finally started to get told. But it was too late to save the show from cancellation, and so the last episode was a DistantFinale. We learn that the OfficialCouple broke up in the meantime, and that the [[EnsembleDarkHorse fans' favorite recurring guest star]] fathered a daughter, and went into hiding for reasons not fully explained. The Romulan War, although it also must have happened during this missing chunk of time, never even gets mentioned. The birth of the Federation on the other hand ''is'' a plot point in this episode. Archer is about to deliver a [[PatrickStewartSpeech historic speech at the founding ceremony]], but we never get to hear it, [[AnticlimaxCut because the episode ends before that]]. For this and some other reasons, this episode gets filed under FanonDiscontinuity by many. In fact, it was such an unpopular ending that the StarTrekExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novels ''also'' treat it as discontinuity (or rather, misinformation).



* Closing down a RPG campaign is a onerous task, one that some DMs may take a less than cavalier attitude to. [[http://www.rpg.net/news+reviews/columns/eep01apr02.phtml Read the story called Parade of Monsters Dying]].

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* Closing down a RPG campaign is a onerous task, one that some DMs [=DMs=] may take a less than cavalier attitude to. [[http://www.rpg.net/news+reviews/columns/eep01apr02.phtml Read the story called Parade of Monsters Dying]].



* ''{{Narbonic}}'', starting around the time when Shaenon K. Garrity announced its pending end, pretty much just mashed together nearly every single plot element over the course of a relatively short and disjointed StoryArc in order to hastily resolve pretty much everything.

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* ''{{Narbonic}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', starting around the time when Shaenon K. Garrity announced its pending end, pretty much just mashed together nearly every single plot element over the course of a relatively short and disjointed StoryArc in order to hastily resolve pretty much everything.
26th Feb '17 2:15:31 PM nombretomado
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* Due to a desperate race between the publisher and KenAkamatsu for the copyrights, ''Anime/MahouSenseiNegima'' ended up concluding the MythArc [[GeckoEnding with all the abruptness]] of a [[TorchTheFranchiseAndRun rocket car hitting a brick wall]] right around the time the characters were seven eighths of the way through the fights at the [[DiscOneFinalDungeon Gravekeeper's Palace]]. The following quests (including the one to defeat the BigBad) took place entirely offscreen, and what few of the innumerable dangling plot threads were actually given anything resembling resolution was in an unsatisfyingly brief and vague WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue montage.

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* Due to a desperate race between the publisher and KenAkamatsu Creator/KenAkamatsu for the copyrights, ''Anime/MahouSenseiNegima'' ended up concluding the MythArc [[GeckoEnding with all the abruptness]] of a [[TorchTheFranchiseAndRun rocket car hitting a brick wall]] right around the time the characters were seven eighths of the way through the fights at the [[DiscOneFinalDungeon Gravekeeper's Palace]]. The following quests (including the one to defeat the BigBad) took place entirely offscreen, and what few of the innumerable dangling plot threads were actually given anything resembling resolution was in an unsatisfyingly brief and vague WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue montage.
19th Feb '17 10:42:37 PM RacattackForce
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* A number of fans feel like the second half of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''' second season falls prey to this, with a number of characters failing to get proper development despite playing integral roles in the GrandFinale (Wendy and the Author of the Journals, in particular) and a decent number of loose-threads that had to be concluded in post-series book ''Literature/GravityFallsJournal3''. A number of fans feel creator Alex Hirsch should have stayed with his original plan for a three season MythArc, rather hasten and condense the last two storylines into a single season.

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* A number of fans feel like the second half of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''' second season falls prey to this, with a number of characters failing to get proper development despite playing integral roles in the GrandFinale (Wendy and the Author of the Journals, in particular) and a decent number of loose-threads that had to be concluded in post-series book ''Literature/GravityFallsJournal3''. A number of fans feel It's generally agreed among this group that creator Alex Hirsch should have stayed with his original plan for a three season MythArc, rather hasten and condense the last two storylines into a single season.
19th Feb '17 10:41:48 PM RacattackForce
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* A number of fans feel like the second half of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''' second season falls prey to this, with a number of characters failing to get proper development despite playing integral roles in the GrandFinale (Wendy and the Author of the Journals, in particular) and a decent number of loose-threads that had to be concluded in post-series book ''Literature/GravityFallsJournal3''. A number of fans feel creator Alex Hirsch should have stayed with his original plan for a three season MythArc, rather hasten and condense the last two storylines into a single season.
27th Jan '17 1:25:59 PM Willbyr
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* ''ScrappedPrincess'' is an example of a series that really needed two more episodes. The death of [[spoiler:Cz]] is caused by [[spoiler:her Cin personality suddenly taking over and letting herself die]] -- which would have been really touching had they had time to ''establish'' it.

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* ''ScrappedPrincess'' ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'' is an example of a series that really needed two more episodes. The death of [[spoiler:Cz]] is caused by [[spoiler:her Cin personality suddenly taking over and letting herself die]] -- which would have been really touching had they had time to ''establish'' it.
14th Jan '17 2:43:40 PM Xtifr
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* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', thanks to rushed development, is much faster paced and less well-written (although still quite funny) toward the end. This complaint was also leveled at ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', though TimSchafer does not have development time as an excuse for that one - just ExecutiveMeddling.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', thanks to rushed development, is much faster paced and less well-written (although still quite funny) toward the end. This complaint was also leveled at ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', though TimSchafer Creator/TimSchafer does not have development time as an excuse for that one - just ExecutiveMeddling.
15th Dec '16 7:53:33 AM mrbits
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* The first twenty-something chapters of the Marineford arc in ''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''.

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* The first twenty-something chapters of the Marineford arc in ''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 474 574 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''.
2nd Dec '16 7:57:29 PM Cinereous
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** The biggest example is with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' - once you complete [[WhamEpisode Chapter 9]], the game's plot kicks into ''huge'' overdrive, the WideOpenSandbox closes up and becomes a linear story, all kinds of events and character deaths happen off-screen, and the final act of the game feels very rushed with much content cut out. It was probably inevitable given the game's massively TroubledProduction.
30th Oct '16 3:02:32 PM nombretomado
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* The last part of ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Exile's Valor]]'' rushes to cover many of the background events mentioned in the first HeraldsOfValdemar trilogy.

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* The last part of ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Exile's Valor]]'' rushes to cover many of the background events mentioned in the first HeraldsOfValdemar Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar trilogy.
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