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30th Nov '16 10:06:58 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Literature/{{Seekers}}'', by Erin Hunter. A young polar bear, Kallik, is orphaned and alone. After much wandering and hardship she gets caught by humans, who plan to re-release her alongside Nanuk, a mother who'd lost her cubs, in the hopes that she would adopt Kallik. After some consideration, both bears decide that this is an acceptable arrangement. [[spoiler: Nanuk immediately dies in a helicopter crash]]

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* ''Literature/{{Seekers}}'', ''Literature/SeekerBears'', by Erin Hunter. A young polar bear, Kallik, is orphaned and alone. After much wandering and hardship she gets caught by humans, who plan to re-release her alongside Nanuk, a mother who'd lost her cubs, in the hopes that she would adopt Kallik. After some consideration, both bears decide that this is an acceptable arrangement. [[spoiler: Nanuk immediately dies in a helicopter crash]]
23rd Nov '16 8:48:31 PM Loekman3
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** The ending of Future Trunks saga in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', just when all seemed to be perfectly fine when Future Trunks successfully obliterate Fusion Zamasu, Zamasu suddenly reveals that he can turn into an EldritchAbomination that starts covering the earth and kills everyone there with the exception of the Z-Fighters and soon begins to spread across the universe to the point that Future Zen'O is forced to destroy the entire timeline just to stop him. This ending not only cheated Trunks out of his happy ending but also makes the purpose and events of the saga virtually pointless as the only survivors of the timeline left are Future Mai and Future Trunks. Everyone else has been completely wiped out, not even having an afterlife as they were obliterated too by Zen'O
21st Nov '16 8:04:54 AM PlasmaPower
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** Goku's fight with Captain Ginyu in the Frieza saga. Goku's just increased his strength to previously undreamed of levels by training in an atmosphere 100x Earth's gravity, and with his new strength is easily able to [[CurbStompBattle decimate]] the Ginyu Force, up until his fight with the Captain, who suddenly reveals his body switch power to steal Goku's body for himself. The events that occur because of this leave Goku heavily crippled when he does get his body back and out of action for a while.

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** Goku's fight with Captain Ginyu in the Frieza saga. Goku's just increased his strength to previously undreamed of levels by training in an atmosphere 100x Earth's gravity, and with his new strength is easily able to [[CurbStompBattle decimate]] the Ginyu Force, up until his fight with the Captain, who suddenly reveals his body switch power to steal Goku's body for himself. The events that occur because of this leave Goku heavily crippled when he does get his body back and [[DeusExitMachina out of action for a while.]]
5th Nov '16 5:14:11 PM Nightmask
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* Occurres in a number of What-If? issues from Marvel. One occurrence dealt with the storyarc where Captain America became The Captain when the US Government and replaced him with John Walker. It looks like Cap's won in the what-if and everything's going to be great with him still Captain America when suddenly Red Skull orders his sleeper agent to shoot Captain America in the back of the head in the middle of the news conference announcing the positive resolution of things. Cap's promptly killed, Walker in taking his place ends up going on a bloody rampage, the identity of Captain America is retired and Red Skull sits back sipping his win reveling in his victory.
31st Oct '16 3:22:14 AM jormis29
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* Toward the end of the Eddie Murphy - Martin Lawrence movie ''Film/{{Life}}'', the two find out that the warden's hunting friend is the same corrupt, racist sheriff who had them sentenced to life in prison, and the warden basically declares that he screwed them over and "gave the state of Mississippi 50 years of free labor" which the warden overheard and literally shot him out of disgust. The warden then tells them that he'll sign the papers to release them the next day. [[spoiler: That night he died on the toilet before he could sign the papers the next day.]]

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* Toward the end of the Eddie Murphy - Martin Lawrence movie ''Film/{{Life}}'', ''Film/{{Life|1999}}'', the two find out that the warden's hunting friend is the same corrupt, racist sheriff who had them sentenced to life in prison, and the warden basically declares that he screwed them over and "gave the state of Mississippi 50 years of free labor" which the warden overheard and literally shot him out of disgust. The warden then tells them that he'll sign the papers to release them the next day. [[spoiler: That night he died on the toilet before he could sign the papers the next day.]]
29th Oct '16 8:37:14 AM DustSnitch
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** [[spoiler:The Scratch]] and the resulting arrival of [[spoiler:Jack Noir in their universe]] just in time to stop them from winning SGRUB was this from the perspective of the Trolls.
** When [[spoiler:the Condesce]] uses her psychic abilities to control [[spoiler:Jade in her omnipotent god tier form, right as she arrives to help the Alpha kids play their Sburb session.]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** [[spoiler:The Scratch]] and the resulting arrival
The first half of [[spoiler:Jack Noir in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'''s fifth Act goes swimmingly for its focal group of [[InternetTroll Internet Trolls]]. They overcome their universe]] just in time differences to stop them from winning SGRUB was this from defeat the perspective of evil Black King and prepare to receive the Trolls.
** When [[spoiler:the Condesce]] uses her psychic abilities to control [[spoiler:Jade
ULTIMATE REWARD for defeating him; then a scratch in her omnipotent god tier form, right as she arrives to help the Alpha kids play spacetime releases an invincible demon who kills their Sburb session.]]robot army and forces the Trolls to hide deep in an asteroid field until they can think of a way to over ome the demon.
25th Oct '16 8:10:07 AM 64SuperNintendo
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** "Hell" ([[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]] s10e14) This episode has the SVU team tracking down a member of an African terrorist organization who tried to murder a young girl. With the help of Elijah, who turns out to have been forced to be a ChildSoldier in the same organization, and harbors massive guilt over what he was forced to do, they track down the culprit and arrest him. Everything looks like it'll end well...until the SmugSnake immigration officer reveals that Elijah didn't escape the terrorist organization until ''after'' he turned 18, which means he can be legally held responsible for the crimes he was forced to commit. It [[DownerEnding doesn't]] [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife end]] [[TearJerker well]].
** "Damaged" (s8e22) Three unrepentant teenage boys are on trial for raping a mentally retarded classmate. After a hard fought trial, the jury returns guilty. Everyone's happy. [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle Not so fast.]] The judge sets aside the verdict, issues a directed verdict of not guilty saying the prosecution didn't prove its case, and piles on saying the retarded girl knew what she was doing and had "the time of her life." Add in a subplot in which [[spoiler:Det. Briscoe finds out his daughter has been murdered for testifying against a drug lord, ]] and this episode winds up [[DownerEnding wrist]]-[[TearJerker slashingly]] hurtful.

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** "Hell" ([[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]] s10e14) s10e14): This episode has the SVU team tracking down a member of an African terrorist organization who tried to murder a young girl. With the help of Elijah, who turns out to have been forced to be a ChildSoldier in the same organization, and harbors massive guilt over what he was forced to do, they track down the culprit and arrest him. Everything looks like it'll end well...until the SmugSnake immigration officer reveals that Elijah didn't escape the terrorist organization until ''after'' he turned 18, which means he can be legally held responsible for the crimes he was forced to commit. It [[DownerEnding doesn't]] [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife end]] [[TearJerker well]].
** "Damaged" (s8e22) (s8e22): Three unrepentant teenage boys are on trial for raping a mentally retarded classmate. After a hard fought trial, the jury returns guilty. Everyone's happy. [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle Not so fast.]] The judge sets aside the verdict, issues a directed verdict of not guilty saying the prosecution didn't prove its case, and piles on saying the retarded girl knew what she was doing and had "the time of her life." Add in a subplot in which [[spoiler:Det. Briscoe finds out his daughter has been murdered for testifying against a drug lord, ]] lord]], and this episode winds up [[DownerEnding wrist]]-[[TearJerker slashingly]] hurtful.



** "Smoked" (SVU s12e24) shows the can happen even when the cops technically win. The victim's rapist, her killer (two different people) and the corrupt ATF agent who supplied the murder weapon are all locked up, and Benson assures her daughter that they will almost certainly be convicted, allowing the daughter to see them for closure. The daughter quietly accepts this... and then, without a word, pulls a gun and [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill empties the entire magazine into the three men]]. Stabler is forced to shoot her, and, aghast at having killed what was essentially an innocent, [[PutOnABus resigns from the NYPD]].

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** "Smoked" (SVU s12e24) shows the they can happen even when the cops technically win. The victim's rapist, her killer (two different people) and the corrupt ATF agent who supplied the murder weapon are all locked up, and Benson assures her daughter that they will almost certainly be convicted, allowing the daughter to see them for closure. The daughter quietly accepts this... and then, without a word, pulls a gun and [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill empties the entire magazine into the three men]]. Stabler is forced to shoot her, and, aghast at having killed what was essentially an innocent, [[PutOnABus resigns from the NYPD]].
19th Oct '16 5:19:32 PM nombretomado
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* The path towards the fourth ending in ''{{Drakengard}}'' is shaping up to be a BittersweetEnding, which, given the only other "good" ending is also bittersweet, doesn't seem too bad. After all, after finding out that the CreepyChild BigBad is irredeemably evil even after the protests of her twin brother, the heroes have finally succeeded in killing her once and for all. Now the world is saved. Except, wait, [[EldritchAbomination something's falling out of the sky...]] Justified in that said CreepyChild was essentially the avatar or representative of said things falling out of the sky. We probably should mention that said things are ''pissed off as hell'' after she dies and with no seal holding them back, it's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.[[note]]A {{Retcon}} from the second game. The first game more implies that killing her while she was the avatar of ''other'' evil entities kept them from holding said things falling from the sky back. Since this ending isn't canon to the sequel and both fit the general theme of the game's setting, take your pick.[[/note]] The real kicker is the fifth ending. The heroes cross over into another dimension to kill the mother of all the aforementioned elderitch abominations. She and the heroes are transported to modern day Tokyo and, after a climatic boss battle, get shot down by missiles from an aircraft. And as ''VideoGame/{{Nier}}'' reveals, this leads to the extinction of the human race.

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* The path towards the fourth ending in ''{{Drakengard}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' is shaping up to be a BittersweetEnding, which, given the only other "good" ending is also bittersweet, doesn't seem too bad. After all, after finding out that the CreepyChild BigBad is irredeemably evil even after the protests of her twin brother, the heroes have finally succeeded in killing her once and for all. Now the world is saved. Except, wait, [[EldritchAbomination something's falling out of the sky...]] Justified in that said CreepyChild was essentially the avatar or representative of said things falling out of the sky. We probably should mention that said things are ''pissed off as hell'' after she dies and with no seal holding them back, it's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.[[note]]A {{Retcon}} from the second game. The first game more implies that killing her while she was the avatar of ''other'' evil entities kept them from holding said things falling from the sky back. Since this ending isn't canon to the sequel and both fit the general theme of the game's setting, take your pick.[[/note]] The real kicker is the fifth ending. The heroes cross over into another dimension to kill the mother of all the aforementioned elderitch abominations. She and the heroes are transported to modern day Tokyo and, after a climatic boss battle, get shot down by missiles from an aircraft. And as ''VideoGame/{{Nier}}'' reveals, this leads to the extinction of the human race.
16th Oct '16 4:58:29 PM infernape612
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona2}}'': At the end of the first half of the duology, [[GodOfEvil Nyarlathotep]], having already lost his bet with the BigGood over whether humans can overcome the supernatural adversity he was stirring up, teleports one of his minions behind one of the characters and mortally wounds her with the Lance of Longinus, necessitating a reset of the universe and a forced amnesia of the main cast because if they remember what happened in the old universe it will split for some reason, setting up the the second half of the duology.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona2}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'': At the end of the first half of the duology, [[GodOfEvil Nyarlathotep]], having already lost his bet with the BigGood over whether humans can overcome the supernatural adversity he was stirring up, teleports one of his minions behind one of the characters and mortally wounds her with the Lance of Longinus, necessitating a reset of the universe and a forced amnesia of the main cast because if they remember what happened in the old universe it will split for some reason, setting up the the second half of the duology.



* {{VideoGame/Undertale}} does this in both the [[spoiler: Pacifist]] and [[spoiler: Neutral]] endings, [[spoiler: Flowey appears out of nowhere to ruin your day. In the Pacifist ending you actually get your happy ending after all, but in a neutral ending he succeeds.]]

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* {{VideoGame/Undertale}} ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' does this in both the [[spoiler: Pacifist]] and [[spoiler: Neutral]] endings, [[spoiler: Flowey appears out of nowhere to ruin your day. In the Pacifist ending you actually get your happy ending after all, but in a neutral ending he succeeds.]]
11th Oct '16 4:28:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: GauntsGhosts'', [[spoiler:Lijah Cuu]] is effectively a manifestation of Diabolus. At the end of ''The Guns of Tanith'', he kills off [[spoiler:"Try Again" Bragg]]. In ''Sabbat Martyr'', although the fighting is effectively over and the nine chosen assassins have been slain, he is subverted by Chaos psykers into killing Saint Sabbat. Although he does not succeed and [[spoiler:dies in the process]], he still succeeds in killing [[spoiler:Colm Corbec before he gets killed too]].

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: GauntsGhosts'', Literature/GauntsGhosts'', [[spoiler:Lijah Cuu]] is effectively a manifestation of Diabolus. At the end of ''The Guns of Tanith'', he kills off [[spoiler:"Try Again" Bragg]]. In ''Sabbat Martyr'', although the fighting is effectively over and the nine chosen assassins have been slain, he is subverted by Chaos psykers into killing Saint Sabbat. Although he does not succeed and [[spoiler:dies in the process]], he still succeeds in killing [[spoiler:Colm Corbec before he gets killed too]].
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