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6th Oct '16 7:27:41 AM Jerry
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* In-universe example from ''TheDarkEye''. Theatre plays in Maraskan have the tradition to [[ThrowItIn pick up]] every suggestion by the audience. After the [[KillThemAll usually messy]] climax, a narrator has the task to explain all the strange [[PlotDerailment twists of destiny]] and the ways, they show AnAesop. This can take up to a third of the whole play.
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10th Jul '16 10:16:01 AM nombretomado
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* On a similar note, the [[NoEnding abruptness of the end]] and thus lack of Denouement in the final ''Franchise/MassEffect'' game... well, the fan outcry isn't pretty. It was so bad that {{Bioware}} went back and patched in a more detailed version. Not exactly done to satisfaction for some, but at least it finally explained a few things.

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* On a similar note, the [[NoEnding abruptness of the end]] and thus lack of Denouement in the final ''Franchise/MassEffect'' game... well, the fan outcry isn't pretty. It was so bad that {{Bioware}} Creator/BioWare went back and patched in a more detailed version. Not exactly done to satisfaction for some, but at least it finally explained a few things.
15th May '16 2:21:25 PM Tahaneira
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* ''Webcomic/{{Archipelago}}'' has an entire chapter devoted to showing what happens to everyone after the FinalBattle against [[BigBad Snow]].
2nd Mar '16 2:01:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* The UnreliableNarrator of ''HowToKillAMockingbird'' gets it wrong:

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* The UnreliableNarrator of ''HowToKillAMockingbird'' ''WebAnimation/HowToKillAMockingbird'' gets it wrong:
5th Feb '16 2:24:18 PM justanid
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It is fairly [[UniversalTrope ubiquitous]], though not all stories have dénouements. How final and extensive it is depends on the scale of the plot -- and whether there may be a sequel. For a HappyEnding or even BittersweetEnding, this is generally where the happiness is shown. As a consequence, [[RuleOfDrama many usual rules -- directed at keeping conflict and suspense going]] -- are suspended here. The LawOfInverseFertility, for instance, does not apply; if TheHero and the LoveInterest married at the climax, a dénouement may show them [[BabiesEverAfter happily anticipating the birth of, or cooing over, their first child]].

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It is fairly [[UniversalTrope [[UniversalTropes ubiquitous]], though not all stories have dénouements. How final and extensive it is depends on the scale of the plot -- and whether there may be a sequel. For a HappyEnding or even BittersweetEnding, this is generally where the happiness is shown. As a consequence, [[RuleOfDrama many usual rules -- directed at keeping conflict and suspense going]] -- are suspended here. The LawOfInverseFertility, for instance, does not apply; if TheHero and the LoveInterest married at the climax, a dénouement may show them [[BabiesEverAfter happily anticipating the birth of, or cooing over, their first child]].
3rd Jan '16 3:39:51 AM shamblingdead2
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* Discussed in ''Film/{{Adaptation}}''. Charlie mispronounces it [[ItsPronouncedTropay "De-newy-ment."]]
11th Dec '15 5:23:22 PM TheWhistleTropes
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[[caption-width-right:200:Pictured: the Dénouement in her element, unraveling plot threads.]]

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[[caption-width-right:200:Pictured: the Dénouement in her element, [[VisualPun unraveling plot threads.]]
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23rd Nov '15 10:02:19 AM WillKeaton
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* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0670.html Elan tells Haley about Therkla]], and she explains that he insisted because it was dénouement.

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* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0670.html Elan tells Haley about Therkla]], Therkla,]] and she explains that he insisted because it was dénouement.
11th Oct '15 10:58:28 AM nombretomado
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* In Creator/JaneAusten's ''PrideAndPrejudice'' the final chapter recounts how the two marriages occurred, and the happy life of the couples thereafter.
** In ''{{Persuasion}}'' Anne Eliot and Captain Wentwrorth actually marry, and Captain Wentworth acts on behalf of her friend Mrs. Smith.

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* In Creator/JaneAusten's ''PrideAndPrejudice'' ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' the final chapter recounts how the two marriages occurred, and the happy life of the couples thereafter.
** In ''{{Persuasion}}'' ''Literature/{{Persuasion}}'' Anne Eliot and Captain Wentwrorth actually marry, and Captain Wentworth acts on behalf of her friend Mrs. Smith.
22nd Sep '15 2:38:53 PM Berrenta
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-->''...the dénouement. That's French for 'the end', and is a literary device, like the [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninjas]].''

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-->''...the dénouement. That's French for 'the end', and is a literary device, like the [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja [[GratuitousNinja ninjas]].''
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