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9th Nov '17 12:30:09 PM Kartoonkid95
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* The classic Creator/ChuckJones Creator/WarnerBrothers short "WesternAnimation/OneFroggyEvening", shows the plot's cycle beginning anew a century later.

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classic Creator/ChuckJones Creator/WarnerBrothers short "WesternAnimation/OneFroggyEvening", "WesternAnimation/OneFroggyEvening" shows the plot's cycle beginning anew a century later.later.
** The WartimeCartoon "The Ducktators", barnyard parable about the rise of the Axis powers, ends with the peaceful dove character showing his two sons the villains' heads mounted on his wall.
--->'''Dove:''' I hate war, but once begun, well, I just didn't choose to run. So, I can point with pride and say there's three that didn't get away.
10th Oct '17 3:59:55 PM TheNerevarine
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* The true ending of ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfWar'' ties directly into the ''Franchise/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy which is roughly between 60-50 years after the game's events. After completing Shadow Wars mode which is unlocked after the FinalBoss, [[TheHero Talion]] becomes a [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie Ringwraith in service to Sauron]] and then fast-forwards to the very end of ''Return of the King'' when the One Ring is destroyed, Sauron is destroyed and Talion finally is released from his curse and [[MilesToGoBeforeISleep allowed to pass on into the afterlife]].
24th Sep '17 3:20:01 AM RedScharlach
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* The GrandFinale of ''AudioPlay/WereAlive'' skips ahead 14 years after the climax to show Saul and Lizzy's now 14 year old son, Nicolas, taking his first steps out into the larger world by choosing to become a guardian.

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* The GrandFinale of ''AudioPlay/WereAlive'' skips ahead 14 years after the climax to show Saul and Lizzy's now 14 year old 14-year-old son, Nicolas, taking his first steps out into the larger world by choosing to become a guardian.



* While it doesn't occur in the original story, the storyline that started in ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' has a finale that shows what happened in the several millenia following the comic's events. Batman (presumably) dies of old age with a very large assembly at his funeral, [[ComicBook/{{Kamandi}} the Earth floods but humanity soon manages to recover and rebuild]], mankind extends its civilization to the stars, and finally, in the [[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes 31st century]], a frail and elderly Superman looks on proudly as futuristic superheroes fly off on a mission.

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* While it doesn't occur in the original story, the storyline that started in ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' has a finale that shows what happened in the several millenia millennia following the comic's events. Batman (presumably) dies of old age with a very large assembly at his funeral, [[ComicBook/{{Kamandi}} the Earth floods but humanity soon manages to recover and rebuild]], mankind extends its civilization to the stars, and finally, in the [[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes 31st century]], a frail and elderly Superman looks on proudly as futuristic superheroes fly off on a mission.



* ''Film/BillyElliot'' - Last scene is of his father and brother going to see him as a professional Danseur (Ballarino).

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* ''Film/BillyElliot'' - Last scene is of his father and brother going to see him perform as a professional Danseur (Ballarino).ballet dancer.



* In the final scene of Tim Robbins' ''Cradle Will Rock'', which is set in TheThirties and is about the corruption of both theater and the art world by money, the cast of a vaudeville show that has had its government funding yanked due to the RedScare form a funeral procession for a discarded ventriloquist dummy and carry the tiny coffin into Times Square, which is shown to be the Times Square of TheNineties

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* In the final scene of Tim Robbins' ''Cradle Will Rock'', which is set in TheThirties and is about the corruption of both theater and the art world by money, the cast of a vaudeville show that has had its government funding yanked due to the RedScare form a funeral procession for a discarded ventriloquist dummy and carry the tiny coffin into Times Square, which is shown to be the Times Square of TheNinetiesTheNineties.



* The "Double Secret Probation Edition" of the ''Film/AnimalHouse'' DVD takes the well-known WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue to the movie even further, with a fake documentary, actually titled "Where Are They Now", taking the text blurbs from the movie and running with them. Director John Landis is the documentarian, who revisits his earlier "documentary", interviewing the characters. Save for Bluto; the hard-partying, mischief-making, unlikely-to-graduate FratBro is now "President Blutarsky". Unfortunately, he could not be interviewed on account of John Belushi being inconveniently dead.

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* The "Double Secret Probation Edition" of the ''Film/AnimalHouse'' DVD takes the well-known WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue to the movie even further, with a fake documentary, actually titled "Where Are They Now", taking the text blurbs from the movie and running with them. Director John Landis is the documentarian, documentary maker, who revisits his earlier "documentary", interviewing the characters. Save for Bluto; the hard-partying, mischief-making, unlikely-to-graduate FratBro is now "President Blutarsky". Unfortunately, he could not be interviewed on account of John Belushi being inconveniently dead.



* The ''Literature/{{Necroscope}}'' series eventually ends with an epilogue implying Vampirism is eventually cured in a few hundred years' time, that the whole world has developed esper skills, and is now a post-scarcity environment
* The novel of ''Literature/TheLovelyBones'' ends with Susie's charm bracelet, which could have provided a clue to her murder, being found years after the fact by a couple who has no idea who it once belonged to.

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* The ''Literature/{{Necroscope}}'' series eventually ends with an epilogue implying Vampirism is eventually cured in a few hundred years' time, that the whole world has developed esper skills, and is now a post-scarcity environment
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* The novel of ''Literature/TheLovelyBones'' ends with Susie's charm bracelet, which could have provided a clue to her murder, being found years after the fact by a couple who has have no idea who it once belonged to.



* ''Series/DawsonsCreek'': The Two-parter "All Good Things..." and "...Must Come to an End," 5 years later. This had the added effect of making the actors look [[DawsonCasting only 5 years older than their characters rather than 10 years]].
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': "These Are the Voyages," 6 and 200 years later

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* ''Series/DawsonsCreek'': The Two-parter two-parter "All Good Things..." and "...Must Come to an End," 5 years later. This had the added effect of making the actors look [[DawsonCasting only 5 years older than their characters rather than 10 years]].
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': "These Are the Voyages," set 6 and 200 years laterlater.



* ''Series/{{Smallville}}''[='=]s final scenes takes place in year 2018, with ComicBook/LexLuthor elected as the US president, Clark, Lois and the younger Jimmy working at the Daily Planet and also had a scene of Chloe reading a Smallville comic book to her son.

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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}''[='=]s final scenes takes take place in the year 2018, with ComicBook/LexLuthor elected as the US president, and Clark, Lois and the younger Jimmy working at the Daily Planet and Planet; the episode also had a scene of Chloe reading a Smallville comic book to her son.



* ''Series/Merlin2008'' ends in the present day with Merlin walking down a road and looking out at the island of Avalon, still waiting for Arthur to return.

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* ''Series/Merlin2008'' ends in the present day with a very elderly Merlin walking down a road and looking out at the island of Avalon, still waiting for Arthur to return.



* At least a decade passes between the 3rd act and the 4rth (only in the musical update) of ''Vanities''. In the original, the Manhattan tea party was the finale. The off-Broadway version also had a HowWeGotHere format. In the Theatreworks version, it was more of a WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.

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* At least a decade passes between the 3rd act and the 4rth 4th acts (only in the musical update) of ''Vanities''. In the original, the Manhattan tea party was the finale. The off-Broadway version also had a HowWeGotHere format. In the Theatreworks version, it was more of a WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.



* Most of ''Theatre/SaintJoan'' occurs during the perid 1429-1431, ending on the day of Joan's death. The final scene, described as the "Epilogue", jumps forward 25 years to the day of Joan's official rehabilitation (and includes a dream vision that goes even further forward, to show Joan being recognized as a saint in 1920).

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* Most of ''Theatre/SaintJoan'' occurs during the perid period 1429-1431, ending on the day of Joan's death. The final scene, described as the "Epilogue", jumps forward 25 years to the day of Joan's official rehabilitation (and includes a dream vision that goes even further forward, to show Joan being recognized as a saint in 1920).



* ''Webcomic/GorgeousPrincessCreamyBeamy'' was given a wrap-up comic page 4 years after it's abrupt last update. The main character, [[TimeSkip now in college]], explains the fates of the characters. She mastered her fat-based super powers and now used them to eat as much as she wants and keep her figure, her enemies ended up getting together and having kids, keeping them too busy to try and kill her. All the mysterious characters ended up just leaving for various reasons and her best friend gained a lot of weight in her freshmen year and was revealed to be an alien.

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* ''Webcomic/GorgeousPrincessCreamyBeamy'' was given a wrap-up comic page 4 years after it's its abrupt last update. The main character, [[TimeSkip now in college]], explains the fates of the characters. She mastered her fat-based super powers and now used them to eat as much as she wants and keep her figure, her enemies ended up getting together and having kids, keeping them too busy to try and kill her. All the mysterious characters ended up just leaving for various reasons and her best friend gained a lot of weight in her freshmen freshman year and was revealed to be an alien.
24th Sep '17 12:30:38 AM Vir
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* The [[DarkerAndEdgier "A Wonderful Life"]] ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Harvest Moon]]'' sub-series ends with these, after you [[BitterSweetEnding die]].

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* The [[DarkerAndEdgier "A Wonderful Life"]] ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Harvest Moon]]'' sub-series ends with these, after you [[BitterSweetEnding [[BittersweetEnding die]].
23rd Sep '17 7:10:42 PM PaulA
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* Most of ''Theatre/SaintJoan'' occurs during the perid 1429-1431, ending on the day of Joan's death. The final scene, described as the "Epilogue", jumps forward 25 years to the day of Joan's official rehabilitation (and includes a dream vision that goes even further forward, to show Joan being recognized as a saint in 1920).
22nd Sep '17 6:36:45 AM Fighteer
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->"August 29, 1997, came and went. Nothing much happened. Michael Jackson turned 40. There was no Judgment Day. People went to work as they always do. Laughed, complained, watched TV, made love. I wanted to run to through the street yelling to grab them all and say, 'Every day from this day on is a gift. Use it well.' Instead, I got drunk."
-->--'''Sarah Connor''', ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' alternate ending
27th Aug '17 5:45:03 PM hirilelfwraith
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* ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone'': In the finale, after the battle, all the player characters are asked to describe their happy ending, with an "offer" from Griffin that they can accept or reject, all wrapping up in a final epilogue scene that takes place a year after the Hunger is defeated. Justin and Clint describe what Taako and Merle have been doing in the intervening year, with loose prompts from Griffin, but when it's Magnus's turn, Griffin asks Travis [[spoiler: "How does Magnus die?" Since such a big part of Magnus's character was wanting to go down in a blaze of glory and finally reunite with his wife, it's pretty significant that instead, [[TearJerker Magnus dies peacefully of old age, surrounded by friends, and is ushered to the Astral Plane by Kravitz, who gives him special permission to stay with Julia as long as they want before they join the rest of the souls.]] ]]
26th Aug '17 9:20:56 AM metropoliszone
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->"August 29, 1997, came and went. Nothing much happened. Michael Jackson turned 40. There was no Judgment Day. People went to work as they always do. Laughed, complained, watched TV, made love. I wanted to run to through the street yelling to grab them all and say, 'Every day from this day on is a gift. Use it well.' Instead, I got drunk."
-->--'''Sarah Connor''', ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' alternate ending
17th Aug '17 4:36:26 PM Unicorndance
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* ''Fanfic/PoundAndPumpkinCakesAdventuresAndMisadventuresInPottyTraining'' ends five years later (six years after [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the actual show]]) when the Cake twins are starting first grade.
25th Jul '17 12:33:11 AM foxley
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* ''Series/LittleLunch'': Enforced. The 2016 specials take place a year after the series proper, with "The Nightmare Before Graduation", [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as you can possibly guess]], taking place just prior to the kids graduating. According to WordOfGod, this was because by the time of filming the kids had all grown so much they couldn't possibly pretend they were all still in grade 5.
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