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23rd Jul '16 12:43:27 PM nombretomado
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** In the 11th season of the American ''BigBrother'', Jessie was screwed with a sudden twist. The Coup de Tat, which would be awarded to the fan favourite, was given to Jeff. Jeff wisely uses this and puts up Jessie and Natalie. Jessie is voted out, partly by the [[ManipulativeBastard perceptive Kevin]] who knew Jessie was in control of the game at that point and that it'd advance him further if he got Jessie out. Jessie was actually ''quite'' humble about it. He was actually ''complimenting'' Jeff on his brilliant use of the twist, and saying that, had Jeff made the final two, he would gladly cast a vote for him.
** In the 9th season of ''BigBrother'', when James was voted out, a twist was played to bring either James ''or'' Alex (Evicted several weeks prior) back into the house. He was voted back in, and ''immediately'' went on a rampage to find out who ''did not'' vote him back into the house, and he targeted Matt, who was sent to the Jury House.

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** In the 11th season of the American ''BigBrother'', ''Series/BigBrother'', Jessie was screwed with a sudden twist. The Coup de Tat, which would be awarded to the fan favourite, was given to Jeff. Jeff wisely uses this and puts up Jessie and Natalie. Jessie is voted out, partly by the [[ManipulativeBastard perceptive Kevin]] who knew Jessie was in control of the game at that point and that it'd advance him further if he got Jessie out. Jessie was actually ''quite'' humble about it. He was actually ''complimenting'' Jeff on his brilliant use of the twist, and saying that, had Jeff made the final two, he would gladly cast a vote for him.
** In the 9th season of ''BigBrother'', ''Series/BigBrother'', when James was voted out, a twist was played to bring either James ''or'' Alex (Evicted several weeks prior) back into the house. He was voted back in, and ''immediately'' went on a rampage to find out who ''did not'' vote him back into the house, and he targeted Matt, who was sent to the Jury House.
18th Jul '16 10:20:38 PM spectertv
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* A very confusing one in {{ComicBook/''Vampirella''}}: "Vampis Feary Tales - Metifa" shows a DeusExMachina as this trope. [[spoiler: Metifa, Satans woman, just wants to show off to an old man by playing with fire. The old man is very unimpressed, demasks as God and smites her.]]

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* A very confusing one in {{ComicBook/''Vampirella''}}: ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'': "Vampis Feary Tales - Metifa" shows a DeusExMachina as this trope. [[spoiler: Metifa, Satans Satan's woman, just wants to show off to an old man by playing with fire. The old man is very unimpressed, demasks as God and smites her.]]
18th Jul '16 7:45:44 AM GamerFromJump2
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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}:

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*** Which is a particular case where the absense of game mechanics screw him over, since by the time you reach the league, that ''shouldn't happen''.



** In Unova, Cameron has a much stronger team than one would give him credit for including a Hydreigon and his Riolu evolves midfight.
** The Sinnoh League goes so well for Ash that only three of his League matches are shown, the rest touched on in a montage. Just as he narrowly wins against [[spoiler:Paul]] in a 6-on-6 full battle, in comes [[TheJuggernaut Tobias]], aka the ''[[OlympusMons Darkrai Trainer]]'', who proceeds to curbstomp Ash thoroughly in ''minutes''. And when Ash took out the Darkrai, he just pulled out a Latios and swept the remaining half of Ash's team. He literally serves no purpose except to screw Ash out of a League win he practically had in the bag.

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** In Unova, Cameron has a much stronger team than one would give him credit for - including a Hydreigon - and his Riolu evolves midfight.
** The Sinnoh League goes so well for Ash that only three of his League matches are shown, the rest touched on in a montage. Just as he narrowly wins against [[spoiler:Paul]] in a 6-on-6 full battle, in comes [[TheJuggernaut Tobias]], aka the ''[[OlympusMons Darkrai Trainer]]'', who proceeds to curbstomp Ash thoroughly in ''minutes''. And when Ash took out the Darkrai, he just pulled out a Latios and swept the remaining half of Ash's team. He literally serves no purpose except to screw Ash out of a League win he practically had in the bag. Particularly {{egregious}}, given that legendaries are treated as a very big deal in the anime, and only the Elite Four-caliber Frontier Brains had been shown to wield them.
12th Jul '16 5:55:01 PM ThatBitterTase
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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' killed a major character in the finale. Fair enough - their lease on survival was [[GoodThingYouCanHeal well overdue]]. But then, not content with successfully leaving realistic loose ends arising from what came before, Applegate brought in a completely unheralded [[TrippyFinaleSyndrome Hindu Borg Collective]] to really ruin her readers' day in the last handful of chapters.

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' killed a major character in the finale. Fair enough - their lease on survival was [[GoodThingYouCanHeal well overdue]]. But then, not content with successfully leaving realistic loose ends arising from what came before, Applegate brought in a completely unheralded [[TrippyFinaleSyndrome Hindu Borg Collective]] to really ruin her readers' day in the last handful of chapters. WordOfGod stated that she felt the fans would have preferred to see the main characters go out fighting.



** In others, Eurydice was happy in Hades because she'd had it up here with Orpheus and his penchant for boring her to tears with his songs and poems. Just as they're almost out of Hades, she asks to hear one of his songs, knowing that Orpheus can't resist this appeal to his vanity.
12th Jul '16 5:51:18 PM ThatBitterTase
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* Used quite well to make a point in ''Manga/BlackJack'' when Dr. Kiriko first appears. A woman with a terminal, inoperable condition has requested that Kiriko euthanize her. As this runs directly counter to Black Jack's principles, he begins meeting with the woman in an attempt to figure out a cure. He and Kiriko meet with each other, and Black Jack delivers a speech about how wrong Kiriko is to do what he does. After the operation goes through, with Kiriko present, Black Jack asks after the patient. [[spoiler:She and her entire family were killed when a car slammed into their ambulance after the surgery. All of Black Jack's work - and all of his sermonizing to Kiriko - means nothing.]]

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* Used quite well to make a point in ''Manga/BlackJack'' when Dr. Kiriko first appears. A woman with a terminal, inoperable condition has requested that Kiriko euthanize her. As this runs directly counter to Black Jack's principles, he begins meeting with the woman in an attempt to figure out a cure. He and Kiriko meet with each other, and Black Jack delivers a speech about how wrong Kiriko is to do what he does. After the operation goes through, with Kiriko present, Black Jack asks after the patient. [[spoiler:She and her entire family were killed when a car slammed into their ambulance after the surgery. All of Black Jack's work - and all of his sermonizing to Kiriko - means nothing.]]]] In many ways, this is one of the themes of the series - no matter what doctors can do to save lives, they aren't gods, and many things are out of their hands.
12th Jul '16 4:22:11 PM Willbyr
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* ''Manga/{{Kurokami}}'' ends in this way, in the last minutes of last episode everyone discovers that final sacrifice is required, even if nobody dies.

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* ''Manga/{{Kurokami}}'' ''Manga/BlackGod'' ends in this way, in the last minutes of last episode everyone discovers that final sacrifice is required, even if nobody dies.
5th Jul '16 5:22:05 PM mancalaman
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* In the 1974 car-chase film ''Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry'', just as the protagonists escape from the police and are celebrating their victory, they are suddenly killed when they randomly collide with a freight train. The credits roll over pictures of the burning car.
4th Jul '16 9:24:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Meredith Ann Pierce's ''Literature/TheDarkAngelTrilogy'', Aeriel and [[spoiler:Irrylath]] have finally become an official couple after two years of WillTheyOrWontThey. So of course [[spoiler:it turns out that her body was actually destroyed and reformed into an immortal substance earlier that book, meaning that theirs is now a MayflyDecemberRomance. This is {{Info Dump}}ed by the ObiWan, who is now a ''voice inside Aeriel's head" who demands that she leave Irrylath and go RidingIntoTheSunset. Because IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy (and wants the world to last longer than “a handful of generations more”), she agrees, and tells Irrylath to go marry the RomanticFalseLead]]. Nobody's too happy about this except the child bard who gets to turn the whole story into a pretty song [[spoiler:(and the RomanticFalseLead, who is specifically described to be observing the two’s farewell "with barely guarded joy" even though the hero shuts her down pretty quickly)]].

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* In Meredith Ann Pierce's ''Literature/TheDarkAngelTrilogy'', Aeriel and [[spoiler:Irrylath]] have finally become an official couple after two years of WillTheyOrWontThey. So of course [[spoiler:it turns out that her body was actually destroyed and reformed into an immortal substance earlier that book, meaning that theirs is now a MayflyDecemberRomance. This is {{Info Dump}}ed by the ObiWan, mentor, who is now a ''voice inside Aeriel's head" who demands that she leave Irrylath and go RidingIntoTheSunset. Because IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy (and wants the world to last longer than “a handful of generations more”), she agrees, and tells Irrylath to go marry the RomanticFalseLead]]. Nobody's too happy about this except the child bard who gets to turn the whole story into a pretty song [[spoiler:(and the RomanticFalseLead, who is specifically described to be observing the two’s farewell "with barely guarded joy" even though the hero shuts her down pretty quickly)]].
25th Jun '16 8:45:58 PM nombretomado
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* The ''BaldursGate'' series has a variety of endings, depending on your action in-game. One of them involves the Protagonist giving up their divine soul and turning their back on Godhood in order to be with their newly-found True Love - who, in her aftermath/autobiography is brutally murdered by her vengeful kin, leaving the Protagonist to raise their child alone, embittered, and hell-bent on committing genocide as return. This even applies if the Protagonist was, for the previous 100 hours of gameplay, a Lawful Good Priest of Peace and Healing...

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* The ''BaldursGate'' ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series has a variety of endings, depending on your action in-game. One of them involves the Protagonist giving up their divine soul and turning their back on Godhood in order to be with their newly-found True Love - who, in her aftermath/autobiography is brutally murdered by her vengeful kin, leaving the Protagonist to raise their child alone, embittered, and hell-bent on committing genocide as return. This even applies if the Protagonist was, for the previous 100 hours of gameplay, a Lawful Good Priest of Peace and Healing...
23rd Jun '16 10:09:42 PM Cools-The-Calm
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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 while the latter was distracted.]]
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