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14th Jan '18 2:27:57 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''[[Series/{{Blade}} Blade: The Series]]'' only ran for one season because of Spike TV deciding that the show was too costly to continue production of. As a result, the series ended on a cliffhanger where Marcus Van Sciver started attacking Krista due to becoming wise to the fact that she was infiltrating the House of Chthon to enable Blade to track Marcus down and kill him.
29th Dec '17 11:04:33 PM C2
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* Wrestling/EricBischoff knew from looking at the Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation and Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling that an invasion of Wrestling/{{WCW}} could ultimately be best for business, but killed an invasion angle already in progress dead because he didn't want that company to be Wrestling/SmokeyMountainWrestling.

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* Wrestling/EricBischoff knew from looking at the Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation and Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling that an invasion of Wrestling/{{WCW}} could ultimately be best for business, but killed an invasion angle already in progress dead because he didn't want that company to be Wrestling/SmokeyMountainWrestling.[[Wrestling/{{SMW}} Smoky Mountain Wrestling]].
23rd Dec '17 6:09:08 PM BillyMT
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* ''VideoGame/PrinceofPersia2008'' The game ends after the prince removes the seal from the Temple releasing Ahriman to bring Elika back to life, where he carries her in his arms as Ahriman flies over them. This ending made people pitch for a resolution,and a few months later Ubisoft released the DLC "Epilogue" that adds few more hours after the first ending, They go in a ruined temple overrun by the recent corruption to seek refuge, Elika is extremely angry (slapping him) at the Prince for releasing the god of darkness but they work together to get out of the temple while fighting Elika's father, now one of Ahriman's corrupted. For the whole DLC Elika keeps a grudge to the prince, despite him explaining that he did that because Ahriman when he would have been freed nothing could have stopped him with Elika dead, while saying that she is capable of stopping him and that Ahriman fears her, Elika instead scolds the prince for having put the world to its doom for her, saying that she's incapable of stopping him.
At the end, when the two manage to get to the end, Elika simply abandons the prince to his fate while saying that she needs to find her people and leaves, without a single goodbye, with the prince calling out at her, ending with Ahriman saying that the prince was now alone, a clear "to be continued" message.
* ''VideoGame/PrinceofPersiaTheFallenKing'' The DS game follows the ending of the first game, the prince having found a way to get out of the temple after being abandoned by Elika, tries to seek aid to fight Ahriman in the city of New Dawn, now under siege by Ahriman ,where he finds a new ally,the Magus King Zal that helps him drive off Ahriman from the city, but dies in the process due of the corruption. The prince then after cleansing the city from the corruption is left to seek aid from the God of light and that a new ally would have showed up, effectvely ending the game with a new cliffhanger.

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* ''VideoGame/PrinceofPersia2008'' The game ends after the prince removes the seal from the Temple releasing Ahriman to bring Elika back to life, where he carries her in his arms as Ahriman flies over them. This ending made people pitch for a resolution,and a few months later Ubisoft released the DLC "Epilogue" that adds few more hours after the first ending, They go in a ruined temple overrun by the recent corruption to seek refuge, Elika is extremely angry (slapping him) at the Prince for releasing the god of darkness but they work together to get out of the temple while fighting Elika's father, now one of Ahriman's corrupted. For the whole DLC Elika keeps a grudge to the prince, despite him explaining that he did that because Ahriman when he would have been freed nothing could have stopped him with Elika dead, while saying that she is capable of stopping him and that Ahriman fears her, Elika instead scolds the prince for having put the world to its doom for her, saying that she's incapable of stopping him.
him. At the end, when the two manage to get to the end, Elika simply abandons the prince to his fate while saying that she needs to find her people and leaves, without a single goodbye, with the prince calling out at her, ending with Ahriman saying that the prince was now alone, a clear "to be continued" message.
* ''VideoGame/PrinceofPersiaTheFallenKing'' ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheFallenKing'' The DS game follows the ending of the first game, the prince having found a way to get out of the temple after being abandoned by Elika, tries to seek aid to fight Ahriman in the city of New Dawn, now under siege by Ahriman ,where he finds a new ally,the Magus King Zal that helps him drive off Ahriman from the city, but dies in the process due of the corruption. The prince then after cleansing the city from the corruption is left to seek aid from the God of light and that a new ally would have showed up, effectvely ending the game with a new cliffhanger.
23rd Dec '17 4:24:26 PM nombretomado
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* Tatsunoko Productions' '90s remake of ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' was planned to be 52 episodes, but a change in directors and a significant drop in ratings caused the series to wind up overhauled midway through production. It wound up being pulled after 34 episodes were produced. A dub of this version titled ''Anime/SpeedRacerX'' would air on Nickelodeon in 2003, but only got through 13 episodes before it was abruptly cancelled due to Speed Racer Enterprises filing a lawsuit against DiC over ownership rights to the dub.

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* Tatsunoko Productions' '90s remake of ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' was planned to be 52 episodes, but a change in directors and a significant drop in ratings caused the series to wind up overhauled midway through production. It wound up being pulled after 34 episodes were produced. A dub of this version titled ''Anime/SpeedRacerX'' would air on Nickelodeon in 2003, but only got through 13 episodes before it was abruptly cancelled due to Speed Racer Enterprises filing a lawsuit against DiC [=DiC=] over ownership rights to the dub.



* ''Manga/SailorMoon'''s DiC English dub was originally cut short in the middle of R (the second season) with only 65 episodes dubbed (covering the first 72 Japanese episodes) before it was {{Uncanceled}} after YTV and Irwin Toy in Canada offered to fund more episodes to wrap up the storyline, which resulted in the last 17 episodes of R being dubbed and labeled "The Lost Episodes." It was another three years before YTV and Creator/CartoonNetwork funded episodes of the ''S'' and ''[=SuperS=]'' seasons (with [[Creator/{{Geneon}} Pioneer]] funding dubs of the movies) without DiC and instead with Toei's US branch "Cloverway." Unfortunately, they were never able to dub the final season ''Sailor Stars'' (the first arc of which directly continued on from the end of ''[=SuperS=]''). It wasn't until Viz Media picked up the series and commissioned an entire redub that an English dub of that season was finally announced, or indeed for there to be an official English release of ''Sailor Stars'' (a subtitled version of which was posted on Creator/{{Hulu}} once subs of the rest of the series' run had been re-released there, beginning immediately after Viz had announced the license). They also plan to dub the special shorts that were attached to the movies, as well as the mini specials that were part of the [=SuperS=] season.

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* ''Manga/SailorMoon'''s DiC [=DiC=] English dub was originally cut short in the middle of R (the second season) with only 65 episodes dubbed (covering the first 72 Japanese episodes) before it was {{Uncanceled}} after YTV and Irwin Toy in Canada offered to fund more episodes to wrap up the storyline, which resulted in the last 17 episodes of R being dubbed and labeled "The Lost Episodes." It was another three years before YTV and Creator/CartoonNetwork funded episodes of the ''S'' and ''[=SuperS=]'' seasons (with [[Creator/{{Geneon}} Pioneer]] funding dubs of the movies) without DiC [=DiC=] and instead with Toei's US branch "Cloverway." Unfortunately, they were never able to dub the final season ''Sailor Stars'' (the first arc of which directly continued on from the end of ''[=SuperS=]''). It wasn't until Viz Media picked up the series and commissioned an entire redub that an English dub of that season was finally announced, or indeed for there to be an official English release of ''Sailor Stars'' (a subtitled version of which was posted on Creator/{{Hulu}} once subs of the rest of the series' run had been re-released there, beginning immediately after Viz had announced the license). They also plan to dub the special shorts that were attached to the movies, as well as the mini specials that were part of the [=SuperS=] season.



* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'''s edited English dub from DiC entitled ''Knights of the Zodiac'' was canceled after 40 episodes, though only 32 aired on Creator/CartoonNetwork. Then Creator/ADVFilms (who was releasing the [=DVDs=]) was allowed to produce their own uncut English dub, which ended at episode 60 because DiC refused to license anymore episodes. After DiC's license expired, the series remained in limbo for many years before it was rescued by Flatiron Films/Cinedigm, who released a sub-only boxset of the first 73 episodes.

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* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'''s edited English dub from DiC [=DiC=] entitled ''Knights of the Zodiac'' was canceled after 40 episodes, though only 32 aired on Creator/CartoonNetwork. Then Creator/ADVFilms (who was releasing the [=DVDs=]) was allowed to produce their own uncut English dub, which ended at episode 60 because DiC [=DiC=] refused to license anymore episodes. After DiC's [=DiC=]'s license expired, the series remained in limbo for many years before it was rescued by Flatiron Films/Cinedigm, who released a sub-only boxset of the first 73 episodes.
18th Dec '17 8:19:09 AM kasperow
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* This has happened to at least three separate shows in the ''Franchise/MobileSuitGundam'' franchise:
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' was meant for 50 episodes, but the ratings were less than desirable by the end, so the show got cut down to 42 episodes. It still resolved most of the plot just fine, though, and didn't leave any unanswered questions that wouldn't be answered [[Anime/MobileSuitZGundam seven years later]].
** ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' was originally meant for 50 episodes, but was cut down to 39, resulting in the last arc being only 3 episodes long, and extremely rushed.
** Most recently, ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'' was cut short twice, due to various problems. For one thing, the production team decided to address a complaint that many Gundam shows feel very rushed early on, by ''making the PilotEpisode 4 episodes long''. This led to many fans giving up before the show actually got started properly, resulting in bad ratings (and since there were two other Gundam-shows airing simultaneously, the fans watched those instead). This meant the original 50-episode story had to be cut a bit shorter. This resulted in the show suddenly feeling very rushed from around episode 17, which turned away many viewers who actually enjoyed the more slow-paced story, leading to the show being cut down to 26 episodes ''while they were making episode 25''. As a result, the show ends in an extraordinarily anticlimactic manner. [[spoiler:Bellri and Luan are fighting, Luan manages to damage the G-Self's leg, both Mobile Suits crash into a lake... And Aida calls for a ceasefire and orders everyone from either army to search for survivors. What makes it even more jarring is that Klim Nick had just received a new Mobile Suit, and said he looked forward to trying it in action, but after ejecting the Dharma from the Dahack, a Mobile Armor for atmospheric reentry, we never see Klim Nick and Mick Jack again until after the war is over, leaving one to wonder where they went all of a sudden.]] Needless to say, the final episode is the only part of the show that didn't have a BrokenBase. Nobody found it satisfactory by any standards.
18th Dec '17 2:10:28 AM Silverblade2
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* Besides those examples already listed above, ''any'' series which ends with the on-screen notice "to be continued" by default falls into this category.
18th Dec '17 2:05:26 AM Silverblade2
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* ''VideoGame/PrinceofPersia2008'' The game ends after the prince removes the seal from the Temple releasing Ahriman to bring Elika back to life, where he carries her in his arms as Ahriman flies over them. This ending made people pitch for a resolution,and a few months later Ubisoft released the DLC "Epilogue" that adds few more hours after the first ending, They go in a ruined temple overrun by the recent corruption to seek refuge, Elika is extremely angry (slapping him) at the Prince for releasing the god of darkness but they work together to get out of the temple while fighting Elika's father, now one of Ahriman's corrupted.
For the whole DLC Elika keeps a grudge to the prince, despite him explaining that he did that because Ahriman when he would have been freed nothing could have stopped him with Elika dead, while saying that she is capable of stopping him and that Ahriman fears her, Elika instead scolds the prince for having put the world to its doom for her, saying that she's incapable of stopping him.

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* ''VideoGame/PrinceofPersia2008'' The game ends after the prince removes the seal from the Temple releasing Ahriman to bring Elika back to life, where he carries her in his arms as Ahriman flies over them. This ending made people pitch for a resolution,and a few months later Ubisoft released the DLC "Epilogue" that adds few more hours after the first ending, They go in a ruined temple overrun by the recent corruption to seek refuge, Elika is extremely angry (slapping him) at the Prince for releasing the god of darkness but they work together to get out of the temple while fighting Elika's father, now one of Ahriman's corrupted.
corrupted. For the whole DLC Elika keeps a grudge to the prince, despite him explaining that he did that because Ahriman when he would have been freed nothing could have stopped him with Elika dead, while saying that she is capable of stopping him and that Ahriman fears her, Elika instead scolds the prince for having put the world to its doom for her, saying that she's incapable of stopping him.



* ''VideoGame/PrinceofPersiaTheFallenKing'' The DS game follows the ending of the first game, the prince having found a way to get out of the temple after being abandoned by Elika, tries to seek aid to fight Ahriman in the city of New Dawn, now under siege by Ahriman ,where he finds a new ally,the Magus King Zal that helps him drive off Ahriman from the city, but dies in the process due of the corruption.
The prince then after cleansing the city from the corruption is left to seek aid from the God of light and that a new ally would have showed up, effectvely ending the game with a new cliffhanger.

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* ''VideoGame/PrinceofPersiaTheFallenKing'' The DS game follows the ending of the first game, the prince having found a way to get out of the temple after being abandoned by Elika, tries to seek aid to fight Ahriman in the city of New Dawn, now under siege by Ahriman ,where he finds a new ally,the Magus King Zal that helps him drive off Ahriman from the city, but dies in the process due of the corruption.
corruption. The prince then after cleansing the city from the corruption is left to seek aid from the God of light and that a new ally would have showed up, effectvely ending the game with a new cliffhanger.
11th Dec '17 1:38:43 PM CoolTom1337
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' suffers from this; even though the game has a complete storyline and a fair amount of content, the game's plot was implied to be only a third or even a fifth of what Creator/HideoKojima had planned for the GrandFinale to the ''Metal Gear'' series. Unfortunately, with Kojima's retirement, any DLC that replaces the planned two-to-four chapters will have to be done by his understudies, and based on how jaw-droppingly surreal the [=MGS5=] backstory was under Kojima, it's unlikely that they will succeed at capturing the full grandeur of what could have been.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' suffers from this; even though the game has a complete storyline and a fair amount of content, the game's plot was implied to be only a third or even a fifth of what Creator/HideoKojima had planned for the GrandFinale to the ''Metal Gear'' series. Unfortunately, with Kojima's retirement, Kojima having left Creator/Konami, any DLC that replaces the planned two-to-four chapters will have to be done by his understudies, and based on how jaw-droppingly surreal the [=MGS5=] backstory was under Kojima, it's unlikely that they will succeed at capturing the full grandeur of what could have been.
8th Dec '17 11:20:12 AM Silverblade2
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* ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' fell victim to this. The ending very unsubtly set up a plot thread involving the Sinister Six and the mysterious Gustav Fiers, which will now never be resolved thanks to the series being cancelled and rebooted with ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''.
8th Dec '17 9:23:20 AM nombretomado
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* The second season of ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' ended with Sonny taking a job as a musician at a restaurant, and ''something of'' a reconciliation between Chad and Sonny, but no real ending for the series, as the show was retooled in 2011 as the [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalized]] ShowWithinAShow ''SoRandom'' after star DemiLovato decided not to return [[RealLifeWritesThePlot following her stint in rehab for bulimia and cutting]].

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* The second season of ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' ended with Sonny taking a job as a musician at a restaurant, and ''something of'' a reconciliation between Chad and Sonny, but no real ending for the series, as the show was retooled in 2011 as the [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalized]] ShowWithinAShow ''SoRandom'' ''Series/SoRandom'' after star DemiLovato Music/DemiLovato decided not to return [[RealLifeWritesThePlot following her stint in rehab for bulimia and cutting]].
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