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17th Aug '17 4:03:09 AM jormis29
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* Barring someone else at Access Games taking up the mantle, or director SWERY returning from retirement, {{Videogame/D4}} is fated to remain incomplete.

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* Barring someone else at Access Games taking up the mantle, or director SWERY Creator/Swery65 returning from retirement, {{Videogame/D4}} ''{{Videogame/D4}}'' is fated to remain incomplete.
4th Aug '17 7:42:33 PM rjd1922
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* ''[[Franchise/SoulSeries Soul Calibur V]]'''s Story Mode, as production time was running out.

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* ''[[Franchise/SoulSeries ''[[VideoGame//SoulSeries Soul Calibur V]]'''s Story Mode, as production time was running out.



* ''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 Hideo Kojima 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 Hideo Kojima 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.
4th Aug '17 7:00:58 PM rjd1922
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Compare NoEnding, in which there is a deliberate decision to end a work abruptly, and LeftHanging, where while the series ends, many questions are left unanswered. If it doesn't deal with the major plot issues, a GeckoEnding will include this. See also OrphanedSeries.

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Compare NoEnding, in which there is a deliberate decision to end a work abruptly, and LeftHanging, where while the series ends, many questions are left unanswered. If it doesn't deal with the major plot issues, a GeckoEnding will include this. See also OrphanedSeries.
OrphanedSeries and TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised (when a work is wrapped up in a different medium).
29th Jul '17 5:52:14 AM SpinAttaxx
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* The final cutscene of ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'' features the protagonist eerily telling [[GreaterScopeVillain his father]] that he's going to find him, coupled with an appearance from [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3 Springtrap]]. If the next game was going to build off of this or not is unknown, as despite teasing it, Creator/ScottCawthon [[{{Vaporware}} shelved it]] since he wasn't finding it fun to develop under rising expectations.
29th Jul '17 5:12:54 AM jormis29
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** "Stop Susan Williams," inspired by the old "Perils of Pauline" serio-dramas of the 1930s. Here, the "Pauline" character is filled by model Susan Anton as the title character, a journalist who, while investigating her brother's murder, discovers that the killing was part of an international conspiracy.

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** "Stop Susan Williams," inspired by the old "Perils of Pauline" ''Film/ThePerilsOfPauline'' serio-dramas of the 1930s. Here, the "Pauline" character is filled by model Susan Anton as the title character, a journalist who, while investigating her brother's murder, discovers that the killing was part of an international conspiracy.
26th Jul '17 10:17:36 AM thatother1dude
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks''. This one is up for debate, as the series does resolve its premise, but in such a way that most viewers couldn't figure it out. A theatrical film follow-up, ''Fire Walk with Me'', ended up being a prequel rather than resolving any remaining story points from the TV series.

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* ''Series/TwinPeaks''. This one is up for debate, as the ''Series/TwinPeaks'': The series does resolve ''does'' resolves its premise, initial premise ([[DrivingQuestion "Who killed Laura Palmer?"]]), but in such a way that most viewers couldn't figure [[PostScriptSeason then goes on]] with the related plot of dealing with the one behind it out.(Killer BOB) and a new antagonist (Wyndom Earle), which reaches what can potentially be seen as a conclusion (Cooper saves Annie from Earle and [[TheBadGuyWins gets possessed by BOB]]) but is really more of a CliffHanger. A theatrical film follow-up, ''Fire Walk with Me'', ended up being a prequel rather than resolving any remaining story points from the TV series. ''The Return'' finally picked up the main plot 25 years in-show and 26 real life years later.
21st Jul '17 11:34:21 PM DoctorRayman
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** And in 2017 the comic was abruptly put on indefinite hiatus, subscribers refunded, and the Mega Drive miniseries and a few plot threads from the main series left hanging.

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** And in 2017 the comic was abruptly put on indefinite hiatus, subscribers refunded, and the Mega Drive miniseries and a few plot threads from the main series left hanging. In July 2017, it was confirmed to be cancelled, meaning there will likely never be any resolution to the aforementioned miniseries and plot threads.
17th Jul '17 4:32:32 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* ''[[Manga/TokyoMewMew Mew Mew Power]]'', the 4Kids English dub of ''Tokyo Mew Mew'' was canceled after Episode 26, never adapting episodes 27-52. What's worse, is that the dub ended with a "To Be Continued..." title card. In addition, many, many foreign dubs used this version as a reference, and many of them (such as Spanish, Greek, and Brazilian Portuguese) ended up canceled as well. Apparently it was canceled because 4Kids could not find a merchandising deal for the property.



%% * ''Series/LasVegas''

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%% * ''Series/LasVegas''''Series/LasVegas''. The Writer's Strike resulted in it's season finale being very abrupt, ending with ''To Be Continued...''. Unfortunately, the show was not brought back for another season, ending the story on a total cliffhanger.
17th Jul '17 3:51:26 AM Malachi108
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* The adaptation of the ''{{Literature/Divergent}}'' trilogy. Following then-current trend of a MovieMultipack, it was decided to split the last novel ''Allegiant'' into two films, first titled ''Allegiant - Part 1'' and ''Allegiant - Part 2'' and then changed to ''Allegiant'' and ''Ascendant''. However, ''Allegiant'' bombed at box office, leaving the studio scrambling to conclude the series either as a MadeForTVMovie or a TV series. But none of the original cast were contracted for that, and as negotiations dragged on, Lionsgate's rights to the franchize had expired, leaving the series without an ending.
15th Jul '17 2:35:04 AM RedScharlach
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* The most recent storylines in ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' was hit with this ''bad'' due to a major case of ScrewedByTheLawyers - former writer Ken Penders had sued Archie and Sega to regain custody of the characters he created and won. However, he was willing to let them use them again under two stipulations that both companies balked at - that the storyline "Mobius: 25 Years Later" became the comic's future canon[[note]]Which not only went against Sega's mandate of "Sonic can't have a steady relationship", but also required writers to keep certain people unaltered, including Julie-Su, Lara-Su and Locke, the last of which was KilledOffForReal during the whole legal mess[[/note]] and that everything involving his characters had to be vetted by him[[note]]Which meant that Archie had to get approval from ''two'' groups and Sega also had to sign off to him, turning him into a second licencor.[[/note]]. During the height of the mess, Archie opted to [[PutOnABusToHell put the Echidnas created by Penders into an alternate dimension, then reboot the universe during]] ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide'', thus not only making the comic universe video game-friendly, but also forcing a lot of stories to be stopped abruptly - the King Naugus storyline ends with Naugus having a major freakout and running away when he's hit with visions of the old universe, Antoine no longer comatose, Bunnie back to being a cyborg and Sally no longer roboticized.

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* The most recent storylines in ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' was hit with this ''bad'' due to a major case of ScrewedByTheLawyers - former writer Ken Penders had sued Archie and Sega to regain custody of the characters he created and won. However, he was willing to let them use them again under two stipulations that both companies balked at - that the storyline "Mobius: 25 Years Later" became the comic's future canon[[note]]Which not only went against Sega's mandate of "Sonic can't have a steady relationship", but also required writers to keep certain people unaltered, including Julie-Su, Lara-Su and Locke, the last of which was KilledOffForReal during the whole legal mess[[/note]] and that everything involving his characters had to be vetted by him[[note]]Which meant that Archie had to get approval from ''two'' groups and Sega also had to sign off to him, turning him into a second licencor.licensor.[[/note]]. During the height of the mess, Archie opted to [[PutOnABusToHell put the Echidnas created by Penders into an alternate dimension, then reboot the universe during]] ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide'', thus not only making the comic universe video game-friendly, but also forcing a lot of stories to be stopped abruptly - the King Naugus storyline ends with Naugus having a major freakout and running away when he's hit with visions of the old universe, Antoine no longer comatose, Bunnie back to being a cyborg and Sally no longer roboticized.



* ''Series/{{Alf}}'': The series cancellation in the spring of 1990, after its fourth season, left unresolved the fate of the title character, as government agents surround the alien and he faces certain vivisection. This is all resolved in a made-for-TV movie aired several years later (he is rescued).

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* ''Series/{{Alf}}'': The series cancellation in the spring of 1990, after its fourth season, left unresolved the fate of the title character, character unresolved, as government agents surround the alien and he faces certain vivisection. This is was all resolved in a made-for-TV movie aired several years later (he is rescued).



* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl''. While it was a comedy and therefore didn't have a huge MythArc or anything, it did have Earl's karma list. Also, for four seasons, viewers had never known who Dodge's father was (though Earl was ''not'' a likely candidate for several reasons) and had assumed that Darnell was the father of "Earl Junior" (given that they're both black, while Joy and Earl are white). The last episode reveals that ''Earl'' is Dodge's dad (which makes some jokes in the episode "Guess Who's Coming Out Of Joy" Harsher in Hindsight), and proves that Darnell ''isn't'' Earl Junior's dad. The episode ended just as Joy was about to begin explaining, and then the series got canceled. We don't even know how far along on his list Earl was, or what all he had left to do.

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* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl''. While it was a comedy and therefore didn't have a huge MythArc or anything, it did have Earl's karma list. Also, for four seasons, viewers had never known who Dodge's father was (though Earl was ''not'' a likely candidate for several reasons) and had assumed that Darnell was the father of "Earl Junior" (given that they're both black, while Joy and Earl are white). The last episode reveals that ''Earl'' is Dodge's dad (which makes some jokes in the episode "Guess Who's Coming Out Of Joy" Harsher in Hindsight), and proves that Darnell ''isn't'' Earl Junior's dad. The episode ended just as Joy was about to begin explaining, and then the series got canceled. We don't even know how far along on his list Earl was, or what all he had left to do.



* ''Series/HotelBabylon'': While not having many, if any, continuing story over the show the finale episode produced a huge amount of development and a rather cruel WHAM episode. This left the main character with a decision [[spoiler: chosing between two potential love interests and overall what will happen to the hotel]]... and no ending was ever given because it was cut short due to low ratings.

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* ''Series/HotelBabylon'': While not having many, if any, continuing story stories over the show show's run, the finale final episode produced a huge amount was something of development and a rather cruel WHAM episode. This left the WhamEpisode, leaving one main character with a decision forced to make [[spoiler: chosing a choice between two potential love interests and overall what will happen to a decision affecting the hotel]]... and no entire future of the hotel]]. No ending was ever given produced because it the series was cut short cancelled due to low ratings.



* ''Series/StargateSG1'': One of the lucky ones. They averted it as they were able to wrap up the major, major plot points of the entire series by the end of Season 8. The series was {{Uncancelled}} after season 8, and the Ori Arc was subsequently introduced as part of a {{Retool}} at the beginning of the ninth season. Then after ending with no real resolution at the end of season 10, the Ori {{Arc}} is concluded with ''Film/TheArkOfTruth'', a direct-to-DVD movie. They were also able to conclude another unfinished plot with the movie ''Film/StargateContinuum'': the defeat of the villain Baal, who had been the last threatening Goa'uld in the series.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': One of the lucky ones. They averted it as they were able to wrap up the major, major plot points of the entire series by the end of Season 8. The series was {{Uncancelled}} after season 8, and the Ori Arc was subsequently introduced as part of a {{Retool}} at the beginning of the ninth season. Then after ending with no real resolution at the end of season 10, the Ori {{Arc}} is concluded with ''Film/TheArkOfTruth'', a direct-to-DVD movie. They were also able to conclude another unfinished plot with the movie ''Film/StargateContinuum'': the defeat of the villain Baal, who had been the last threatening Goa'uld in the series.



** Not to mention, the series was cut ''directly after'' the episode with extremely important plot lines - namely that Tru had just learned that others have her same powers... that other being her own father [[spoiler:and Jason Priestley's character, although they both try to do the opposite of what Tru does i.e. make sure people stay dead.]].

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** Not to mention, the series was cut ''directly after'' the episode with extremely important plot lines - namely that Tru had just learned that others have her the same powers... that other being powers as her, including her own father [[spoiler:and Jason Priestley's character, although they both try to do the opposite of what Tru does i.e. make sure people stay dead.]].



* ''Series/KyleXY'' ended with Kyle uncovering a nefarious plot and discovering [[spoiler:the identity of his mother]]. It's left at a Cliffhanger with Kyle only partially stopping the plot. It's left unresolved who his true love interest is. WordOfGod described the rest of the series in broad strokes. Very annoying as the series was cancelled halfway through the season and no moves were made to provide even the slightest of a better resolution.

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* ''Series/KyleXY'' ended with Kyle uncovering a nefarious plot and discovering [[spoiler:the identity of his mother]]. It's left at a Cliffhanger on cliffhanger with Kyle only partially stopping the plot. It's left unresolved who his true love interest is. WordOfGod described the rest of the series in broad strokes. Very annoying as the series was cancelled halfway through the season and no moves were made to provide even the slightest hint of a better resolution.



* ''Series/NowhereMan''. Ended on a huge cliffhanger. Gets extra points since it was one of UPN's most-watched and most critically-acclaimed shows. Was replaced by a show that was so horrible that it didn't even last 10 episodes.

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* ''Series/NowhereMan''. Ended on a huge cliffhanger. Gets extra points since it was one of UPN's most-watched and most critically-acclaimed critically acclaimed shows. Was replaced by a show that was so horrible that it didn't even last 10 episodes.



* ''Series/{{Soap}}''. Creator Susan Harris had written out a five-season arc for the show, but it was yanked by the network after season four, leaving several unresolved cliffhangers in the finale.

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* ''Series/{{Soap}}''. Creator Susan Harris had written out a five-season arc for the show, but it was yanked by the network after season four, leaving several unresolved cliffhangers in the finale.cliffhangers.



* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' ends before resolving who the suspiciously TimeLord like Shopkeeper was or resolving the UST between Clyde and Rani because of the [[ActorExistenceFailure untimely death of Sarah Jane's actress]] Creator/ElisabethSladen. The last episode ''was'' edited to include a tribute montage of Ms. Sladen in the role ending in the line [[AndTheAdventureContinues "and the story goes on...forever"]], however.

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* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' ends before resolving who the identity of the suspiciously TimeLord like TimeLord-like Shopkeeper was or resolving the UST between Clyde and Rani because of the [[ActorExistenceFailure untimely death of Sarah Jane's actress]] Creator/ElisabethSladen. The last episode ''was'' edited to include a tribute montage of Ms. Sladen in the role role, ending in with the line [[AndTheAdventureContinues "and the story goes on...forever"]], however.



* Music/DanielJohnston: He recorded most of his early songs on home made cassette recordings. As a result a lot of songs end quite abrupt or with audible cuts. Especially the final track of each album also has an ending CutShort.
* Music/ElvisPresley: Arguably the most notorious, yet atrocious concert album in his career is ''Music/HavingFunWithElvisOnStage'', a 35 minute collection of nothing but Elvis cracking jokes with the audience, without any music or context of what is going on? All of it is quickly edited together as one long painfully unfunny collection of incomprehensible bits from various concerts. And it's not even done subtly. Often the conversations are just cut short half way through with another one starting out of nowhere.

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* Music/DanielJohnston: He recorded most of his early songs on home made cassette recordings. As a result a lot of songs end quite abrupt abruptly or with audible cuts. Especially the final track of each album also has an its ending CutShort.
* Music/ElvisPresley: Arguably the most notorious, yet notorious and atrocious concert album in his career is ''Music/HavingFunWithElvisOnStage'', a 35 minute 35-minute collection of nothing but Elvis cracking jokes with the audience, without any music or context of explaining what is going on? on. All of it is quickly edited together as one long painfully unfunny collection of incomprehensible bits from various concerts. And it's not even done subtly. Often the conversations are just cut short half way through with another one starting out of nowhere.
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