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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]].
27th Jan '16 9:01:54 PM sayaleviathan
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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' spends 8 seasons not revealing the identity of The Mother and only leaving a handful of clues on who she is. It's only in the Season 8 finale where the viewers get to see her face. But Season 9 spends 22 episodes on one wedding weekend where Ted meets the Mother and few flashfowards on them being a couple. Then series finale crammed the fates of the main characters after the wedding in two hours where [[spoiler:Barney and Robin divorced after 3 years of marriage, Robin spending less time with gang due to her job and her jealousy with the Mother, Barney becoming a single father after his latest conquest got pregnant, Marshall working again in a corporate law firm until he decided to become a judge, Ted and the Mother being together and getting married and The Mother dying of some fatal disease]]. And these events occurred within 17 years until the year 2030 [[HowWeGotHere where Ted told the story to his kids]]. The direction, going from funny to sad and vice verse, became such a big MoodWhiplash and this is likely one of the reasons for the BrokenBase reception of the finale.
20th Jan '16 8:17:53 AM Willbyr
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* Various YoshiyukiTomino series tend to end like this, mainly because his earlier series kept getting CutShort. Especially egregious for ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon'', which ends on a text summary. TheMovie covered the events of the summary, [[KillEmAll and]], [[DownerEnding well]]...
* The ending of the original ''{{Gunnm}}'' due to the fact that Yukito Kishiro wrote it on what he thought would be his deathbed. When he recovered he revived the series as ''Last Order'', which mostly ignores the final volume of the original.
* The first two rounds of ''FlameOfRecca's'' TournamentArc are at a glacial pace: each fight takes 2 or 3 episodes to resolve, a bunch of unimportant minor characters get long flashbacks to their backstories, etc. Suddenly, the heroes are winning matches by default when the minor characters withdraw from the tournament, Recca goes through a super-accelerated TrainingFromHell to gain the power he needs to fight the BigBad--clearly the show was cancelled abruptly and the creative team only had a half-dozen episodes to wrap-up the plot.

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* Various YoshiyukiTomino Creator/YoshiyukiTomino series tend to end like this, mainly because his earlier series kept getting CutShort. Especially egregious for ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon'', which ends on a text summary. TheMovie covered the events of the summary, [[KillEmAll and]], [[DownerEnding well]]...
* The ending of the original ''{{Gunnm}}'' ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' due to the fact that Yukito Kishiro wrote it on what he thought would be his deathbed. When he recovered he revived the series as ''Last Order'', which mostly ignores the final volume of the original.
* The first two rounds of ''FlameOfRecca's'' ''Manga/FlameOfRecca's'' TournamentArc are at a glacial pace: each fight takes 2 or 3 episodes to resolve, a bunch of unimportant minor characters get long flashbacks to their backstories, etc. Suddenly, the heroes are winning matches by default when the minor characters withdraw from the tournament, Recca goes through a super-accelerated TrainingFromHell to gain the power he needs to fight the BigBad--clearly the show was cancelled abruptly and the creative team only had a half-dozen episodes to wrap-up the plot.
11th Jan '16 3:22:46 PM HowlingSnail
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has this in the last season or so, simply because the format change means no more two part episodes and the length has been reduced to about 45 minutes. As a result of this, many season 6 and 7 episodes tend to have a slow build up for about 25-30 minutes or so, then non stop action, character deaths and plot resolving for the last 10-15 minutes. "Closing Time", "Nightmare in Silver" and the "Angels Take Manhattan" are some good examples of this happening.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a lot of this in the last season or so, simply because revival series, due to most stories being half the format change means no more two part episodes and runtime of the length has been reduced to about 45 minutes. As a result of this, many season 6 and 7 episodes tend to have a slow build up for about 25-30 minutes or so, then non stop action, character deaths and plot resolving for the last 10-15 minutes. "Closing Time", "Nightmare in Silver" and the "Angels Take Manhattan" are some good examples of this happening.classic series.
10th Dec '15 5:52:15 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Stephenson does this a lot. ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'' seemingly resolves half its plot in the last fifty pages.

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** Stephenson does this a lot. * ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'' seemingly resolves half its plot in the last fifty pages.



* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', similar to the example of ''Xenogears'' above, dumps about a third of the plot in an ExpositionDump in the last few hours of gameplay.

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* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', similar to the example of ''Xenogears'' above, ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' dumps about a third of the plot in an ExpositionDump in the last few hours of gameplay.
10th Dec '15 12:15:25 AM CassandraLeo
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* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', similar to the example of ''Xenogears'' above, dumps about a third of the plot in an ExpositionDump in the last few hours of gameplay.
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