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9th Mar '17 11:59:44 AM Jgamer
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* In the ''VideoGame/Neptunia'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11994721/1/Best-Friends-Forever Best Friends Forever]], near the end [[spoiler: a three-way fight between Neptune, K-sha and Noire]] is dying down, and although both Neptune and Noire are seriously wounded and Noire additionally exhausted from using NEXT form, Compa and [=IF=] have arrived and are patching up Neptune, and Noire is about to bring to plot to its resolution by [[spoiler: confessing her love for Neptune]]. However, it turns out the reason why Compa and [=IF=] are there is because [[spoiler: Uzume, Big Neptune and [=MAGES.=] are about to dimension warp over not only an Arfoire from a dimension she rules over, but also her top enforcers [=CFW=] Magic and Dark Purple.]]
9th Mar '17 8:01:21 AM Discar
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* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'': After surviving the Reaper's Game, Neku and Shiki discover that [[spoiler:Only Shiki can come back to life.]] Neku is fine with this, until the Conductor hits him with the whammy that [[spoiler:in order to play the next game, the entry fee he has to pay is Shiki herself.]] It's later revealed that the [[spoiler: guy responsible for reviving people was absent. In fact, the whole game was invalid because of that; only the GM knew the Composer was gone and would have been shafted if anybody, including his subordinates, knew. Thus, it was just a cheat to keep the two in limbo and prevent from being found out.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'': After surviving the Reaper's Game, Neku and Shiki discover that [[spoiler:Only [[spoiler:only Shiki can come back to life.]] life]]. Neku is fine with this, until the Conductor hits him with the whammy that [[spoiler:in order to play the next game, the entry fee he has to pay is Shiki herself.]] herself--and he only tells Neku this ''after'' he agrees to play the game, and the Conductor has "collected" Shiki]]. It's later revealed that the [[spoiler: [[spoiler:Composer, the Conductor's boss and the guy responsible for reviving people people, was absent. In fact, the whole game was invalid because of that; only the GM Conductor knew the Composer was gone and would have been shafted if anybody, including his subordinates, knew. Thus, it was just a cheat to keep the two in limbo and prevent from being found out.]]out]].



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': The Hawke family farm is gone, one of your new allies is dying of darkspawn taint, and just when you think it's safe to stop for a breather, an ogre comes out of nowhere to brutally smash one of your siblings into the dirt, reducing your party to you, your other sibling, and Aveline against the ogre and its hurlock buddies.
** ''And it's only the prologue.''

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': The Hawke family farm is gone, one of your new allies is dying of darkspawn taint, and just when you think it's safe to stop for a breather, an ogre comes out of nowhere to brutally smash one of your siblings into the dirt, reducing your party to you, your other sibling, and Aveline against the ogre and its hurlock buddies.
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buddies. ''And it's only the prologue.''
6th Mar '17 12:40:27 PM Discar
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'': When Link pulls out the Master Sword, it (or possibly Rauru) puts him in a coma until he is an adult, which allows [[spoiler:Ganondorf to take the Triforce unopposed]]. While Rauru claims afterwards that the Sword demands an adult wielder, this is not foreshadowed beforehand, and it is contradicted in both earlier and later games.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'': One in the backstory. Ganondorf is exposed for his crimes and executed. When the Sages stab him in the chest with a giant sword, they are very surprised when he suddenly manifests the Triforce of Power, survives, and starts killing them. They have to exile him to the Twilight Realm instead. [[spoiler:This is because of timeline trickery. After ''Ocarina of Time'', Link came back and warned Hyrule about Ganondorf's ambitions and they were able to stop him. But in the original timeline, his plan went unopposed, and when he touched the Triforce it broke, with the Triforce of Power going to him. Since the Triforce transcends time and space, he received it again in the altered timeline at the same moment]].
5th Mar '17 4:36:27 PM nombretomado
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* You just wiped all the gangs out of Paragon City and finished ''{{Crackdown}}''. [[spoiler:Now it's a police state run by your employer, which is another gang.]].
* In ''SaintsRow'', under gang leader Julius, you destroy the three rival gangs in Stillwater and "unify" the city under the Third Street Saints. [[spoiler:Then, with the help of the undercover cop in the Saints, Julius is captured by the police. They use him to blackmail the Saints into helping an anti-gang mayor get elected. Afterwards, when you confront said mayor to negotiate Julius's release, the two of you are blown up in an assassination attempt.]]

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* You just wiped all the gangs out of Paragon City and finished ''{{Crackdown}}''.''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}}''. [[spoiler:Now it's a police state run by your employer, which is another gang.]].
* In ''SaintsRow'', ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'', under gang leader Julius, you destroy the three rival gangs in Stillwater and "unify" the city under the Third Street Saints. [[spoiler:Then, with the help of the undercover cop in the Saints, Julius is captured by the police. They use him to blackmail the Saints into helping an anti-gang mayor get elected. Afterwards, when you confront said mayor to negotiate Julius's release, the two of you are blown up in an assassination attempt.]]
4th Mar '17 11:12:30 AM wootzits
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* ''Anime/JewelpetTwinkle'': The ending to the series involves Ruby announcing to Akari that she has to leave on a journey to find the Flower of Happiness, a journey that might take decades, which means they won't be able to visit each other in the foreseeable future. This puts a real damper on the overall ending, especially considering that Ruby was only invited to go on the journey in the last episode and there was no foreshadowing to it beforehand.
3rd Mar '17 12:34:43 PM pinkdalek
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*** It was revealed 20 years after the game came out that there was originally a ''really'' extreme one. Nojima had the idea that the entire party should be killed off except for the two characters the player brought with them, and planned to use the part where the party parachute into Midgar to kill off everyone. Mercifully, Creator/TetsuyaNomura talked them out of it, saying it was important to keep Aeris's death special by not just killing off characters at random.
21st Feb '17 1:30:51 AM PaulA
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* The ending to Creator/{{Infocom}}'s text adventure ''Infidel'' has always been somewhat controversial with fans because it's a good example of this trope being used to ShootTheShaggyDog. The protagonist (despite being selfish, greedy, and foolish) makes it to the pyramid's burial chamber to claim the riches ... [[spoiler:only for the walls to collapse and trap him there to die]]. And this, after solving a bunch of very difficult puzzles (including a few 'learn by dying' puzzles).

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* The ending to Creator/{{Infocom}}'s text adventure ''Infidel'' ''VideoGame/{{Infidel}}'' has always been somewhat controversial with fans because it's a good example of this trope being used to ShootTheShaggyDog. The protagonist (despite being selfish, greedy, and foolish) makes it to the pyramid's burial chamber to claim the riches ... [[spoiler:only for the walls to collapse and trap him there to die]]. And this, after solving a bunch of very difficult puzzles (including a few 'learn by dying' puzzles).
19th Feb '17 10:28:27 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' has [[AxCrazy Zagi]]. He pops up at random moments to fight the party, all due to his [[{{Yandere}} obsession]] with Yuri. He also has various upgrades throughout that make him more dangerous each time he's encountered - and how he gets said upgrades are completely unknown. This is ''[[TropesAreNotBad exactly]]'' why Yuri is so frustrated with him.
15th Feb '17 4:08:44 AM cherrychels
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* At the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' it seems as though Harry will be able to leave his abusive foster family to live with his godfather, while an unconvicted criminal will go to jail. Then [[spoiler: Remus Lupin]] turns into a werewolf (it just having happened to be the night of the full moon, and him having forgotten to take the potion which would keep him safe), and in the confusion the criminal escapes [[spoiler: meaning the innocent man convicted in his place needs to go on the run rather than take in Harry. Although it later turns out that to live with the man in question would have compromised Harry's security from potential attackers]]. Trelawney did predict it a chapter before it happened, but the reader can always hope, no?

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* At the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' it seems as though Harry will be able to leave his abusive foster family to live with his godfather, while an unconvicted the true criminal will go to jail. Then [[spoiler: Remus Lupin]] turns into a werewolf (it (this being the night just having happened to be the a night of the with a full moon, moon and him Remus having forgotten to take the potion potion, which would keep him safe), and in the confusion confusion, the criminal escapes escapes, [[spoiler: meaning the innocent man convicted in his place needs to go on the run rather than take in Harry. Although Although, it later turns out that to live with the man in question would have compromised Harry's security from potential attackers]]. Trelawney did predict it a chapter before it happened, but the reader can always hope, no?



** Sansa gets to avoid marrying Joffrey when he gets engaged to Margaery, instead! It all looks set for her to head to Highgarden and get away from her gilded prison. Just for her to wind up being forced to marry Tyrion by Tywin on what amounts to a moment's notice to keep her claim to Winterfell in Lannister hands and force her to stay in Kings Landing. And, then [[FromBadToWorse It Gets Worse]]. Yet again, the offered HopeSpot makes the resulting disappointment that much worse.

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** Sansa gets to avoid marrying Joffrey when he gets engaged to Margaery, instead! It all Margaery instead. Everything looks all set for her to head to Highgarden and get away from escape her gilded prison. Just prison -- just for Tywin to force her to wind up being forced to marry Tyrion by Tywin on what amounts to a moment's notice in order to keep her claim to Winterfell in Lannister hands and force her to stay in Kings Landing. And, then [[FromBadToWorse It Gets Worse]]. Yet again, the offered HopeSpot makes the resulting disappointment that much worse.



** Jon's final chapter in ADWD is also this. [[spoiler: Last we knew, Stannis was gearing up to fight to Bolton's. Jon then receives a letter from the Bastard of Bolton, claiming that Stannis is dead, his army crushed, and he's coming north to kill Jon unless he hands over his bride 'Arya' (actually Jeyne Poole) along with others. Jon panics, declares he will march south with the Wildlings to attack Winterfell. Then Bowen Marsh and his conspirators kill Jon 'for the Watch'. The only upside to this is plenty of readers think that the letter isn't true, and that Jon isn't permanently dead. But if they are.. ''sheesh''.]]

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** Jon's [[HeroicBastard Jon's]] final chapter in ADWD is also this. [[spoiler: Last we knew, Stannis was gearing up to fight to Bolton's. Jon then receives a letter from the [[BastardBastard Bastard of Bolton, claiming Ramsay Bolton]], who claims that Stannis is dead, his Stannis' army crushed, that he has captured Mance, [[FlayingAlive flayed his spearwives]] and he's coming north to kill Jon unless he Jon hands over his bride 'Arya' (actually Jeyne Poole) along with others. others under the Watch's protection. Jon panics, declares is appalled by the letter, announces he will march south with to confront Ramsay Bolton, and the Wildlings wildlings volunteer to attack Winterfell. join Jon. Then Bowen Marsh and his conspirators kill assassinate Jon in a mutiny 'for the Watch'. The only upside to this is plenty of readers think that the letter isn't true, and that Jon isn't permanently dead. But if they are.. ''sheesh''.]]



** Twice in Season 4, Bran is at Craster's Keep with Jon arriving to killer the mutineers, and the Hound and Arya are on the way to the Vale where Sansa and Littlefinger are. Both times they miss each other: Bran thinks Jon will stop him from going further north if they see him and so leave the keep without letting him know they were there, and the Hound and Arya arrive and leave with apparently no one informing Littlefinger or anyone else that ''Arya Stark'', long presumed dead, showed up at the gates looking for her aunt. It seems the writers will do anything to keep the family separate even as they come within a hair's width of reuniting.

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** Twice This happens twice in Season 4, 4 with two instances of Stark kids ''almost'' reuniting but something prevents it, resulting in the characters just missing each other. It seems the writers will do anything to keep this family separate, even as they come within a hair's width of reuniting.
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Bran is and Jon are almost reunited at Craster's Keep when Bran and his party are there, with Jon arriving to killer deal with the mutineers, and the Hound and Arya are on the way to the Vale where Sansa and Littlefinger are. Both times mutineers -- but they miss each other: are prevented from reuniting. Bran thinks wants to go to Jon and let him know he's there but Jojen Reed stops him, explaining that Jon [[BigBrotherInstinct will want to protect Bran and stop him from going further north to keep Bran safe]] if they see him he finds them there and so they leave the keep without letting him know they were there, there.
*** Likewise, Sansa is with Littlefinger in the Vale, which is where Arya
and the Hound are heading to see Arya's Aunt Lysa. Arya and Sansa nearly reunite at the Vale -- but they are prevented from doing so because, when the Hound and Arya arrive arrive, Arya is told her aunt is dead and leave with apparently they leave. Apparently, no one informing bothers to inform Littlefinger or anyone else that ''Arya Stark'', long presumed dead, showed has shown up at the gates looking for her aunt. It seems the writers will do anything to keep the family separate even as they come within a hair's width of reuniting.aunt.
31st Jan '17 10:25:49 AM spectertv
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** [[spoiler:Madara Uchiha tends to do this, such as he was somehow knowing how terminate the contract with Edo Tensei when he who summoned his was defeated despite the fact that even the original creator this the jutsu does not know how to do it. Or in another example he was somehow able to extract a 9 Bijuu in mere minutes, despite it taking 9 members of the Akatsuki and 3 days beforehand to extract at least one.]]

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** [[spoiler:Madara Uchiha tends to do this, such as he was somehow knowing how terminate the contract with Edo Tensei when he the person who summoned his him was defeated despite the fact that even the original creator of this the jutsu does not know how to do it. Or in another example he was somehow able to extract a 9 Bijuu in mere minutes, despite it taking 9 members of the Akatsuki and 3 days beforehand to extract at least one.]]



* ''Anime/PrettyCureAllStars DX 3'' has the heroines break out of their various prisons and curbstomp all of their Movie-original foes... only for the BiggerBad himself to show up, [[OneHitKill One-Hit KO]] the girls and destroy their {{Transformation Trinket}}s. forcing them to use the movie's MacGuffin to beat the monster, [[spoiler:but sacrifice their powers and fairy partners in the process. [[UnexplainedRecovery They got better]], because [[Anime/SuitePrettyCure the series was still running]].]]

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* ''Anime/PrettyCureAllStars DX 3'' has the heroines break out of their various prisons and curbstomp all of their Movie-original foes... only for the BiggerBad GreaterScopeVillain himself to show up, [[OneHitKill One-Hit KO]] the girls and destroy their {{Transformation Trinket}}s. forcing them to use the movie's MacGuffin to beat the monster, [[spoiler:but sacrifice their powers and fairy partners in the process. [[UnexplainedRecovery They got better]], because [[Anime/SuitePrettyCure the series was still running]].]]



** Another example late in Stone Ocean, tying in with the theme of fate, sorta. At the climax of Weather and Pucci's duel, [[spoiler: Jolyne crashes a car ''right'' as Weather was about to deal the finishing blow on Pucci, allowing him to stab Weather through the hear while the latter was distracted.]]

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** Another example late in Stone Ocean, tying in with the theme of fate, sorta. At the climax of Weather and Pucci's duel, [[spoiler: Jolyne crashes a car ''right'' as Weather was about to deal the finishing blow on Pucci, allowing him to stab Weather through the hear heart while the latter was distracted.]]
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