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10th Jun '16 1:53:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[{{Narnia}} The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe]]'' almost ends like this. After the defeat of the White Witch it jumps to the children having grown up in Narnia. Then they wander back into the real world (having nearly forgotten it) and discover not only has no time passed since they arrived (because of YearInsideHourOutside) but they're children again.

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* ''[[{{Narnia}} The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe]]'' ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' almost ends like this. After the defeat of the White Witch it jumps to the children having grown up in Narnia. Then they wander back into the real world (having nearly forgotten it) and discover not only has no time passed since they arrived (because of YearInsideHourOutside) but they're children again.



* ''TheHandmaidsTale'' ends x-mumble years later with the finding of the documents that made up the preceding book, and scholars opining: "Oh, my, weren't people back then just so foolish; of course, nothing like that could ever happen again."

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* ''TheHandmaidsTale'' ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale'' ends x-mumble years later with the finding of the documents that made up the preceding book, and scholars opining: "Oh, my, weren't people back then just so foolish; of course, nothing like that could ever happen again."



* ''Titan'' by Stephen Baxter has a very Distant Finale; it jumps several billion years to when the Sun has gone red giant and Titan is warm enough to have evolved sentient life.

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* ''Titan'' ''Literature/{{Titan}}'' by Stephen Baxter has a very Distant Finale; it jumps several billion years to when the Sun has gone red giant and Titan is warm enough to have evolved sentient life.



* ''ManifoldSpace'' features a very brief finale set in the extreme future to demonstrate that the cycle of extinction events was indeed broken at last.

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* ''ManifoldSpace'' ''Literature/ManifoldSpace'' features a very brief finale set in the extreme future to demonstrate that the cycle of extinction events was indeed broken at last.
3rd Jun '16 6:50:22 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Mike Costa ended his run on IDW's ''[[TheTransformersIDW Transformers]]'' comics with a Distant Finale. Issue 31 skips ahead hundreds of years into the future where a new age of peace has begun. Ironhide and Alpha Trion are some of the few remaining original Autobots, the Transformers live on Gorlam Prime instead of Cybertron, and Optimus Prime and Megatron have both disappeared with their names becoming legend. The issue ends with a group of young Transformers asking Ironhide to tell the story of when the Autobots finally defeated Megatron....

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* Mike Costa ended his run on IDW's ''[[TheTransformersIDW ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW Transformers]]'' comics with a Distant Finale. Issue 31 skips ahead hundreds of years into the future where a new age of peace has begun. Ironhide and Alpha Trion are some of the few remaining original Autobots, the Transformers live on Gorlam Prime instead of Cybertron, and Optimus Prime and Megatron have both disappeared with their names becoming legend. The issue ends with a group of young Transformers asking Ironhide to tell the story of when the Autobots finally defeated Megatron....
30th May '16 12:41:47 PM Josef5678
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** Will and Emma [[spoiler: have more children]] and continue to work at McKinley, now a [[spoiler: performing arts school.]]

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** Will and Emma [[spoiler: have more children]] and continue to work at McKinley, [=McKinley=], now a [[spoiler: performing arts school.]]
25th May '16 9:30:53 AM Willbyr
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* ''ScrappedPrincess'' ends with a few scenes showing all the characters living HappilyEverAfter.

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* ''ScrappedPrincess'' ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'' ends with a few scenes showing all the characters living HappilyEverAfter.



* ''ParadiseKiss'' (10 years later).

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* ''ParadiseKiss'' ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'' (10 years later).
4th May '16 3:01:40 PM DaibhidC
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* ''Discworld/SmallGods'' had a finale set 100 years after the main storyline, leading to endless headaches for ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fans as they tried to work out if this meant the bulk of the novel was set 100 years in the past relative to the other books, or if the finale was set 100 years in the future of the other books, and what either of these options meant for the portrayal of Omnianism in later books. ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'' revealed [[spoiler: that a century of Omnian history had been conflated together by the History Monks, and nobody noticed.]]
30th Apr '16 9:41:48 AM Willbyr
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28th Apr '16 2:24:41 PM Generality
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** In the movie, though it omits the other character's scenes, it expands on Simon's epilogue. [[spoiler: He's going around helping people in need, in exchange for planting flowers, fulfilling Nia's dream.]]

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** In the movie, though it omits the other character's scenes, it expands on Simon's epilogue. [[spoiler: He's going around helping people in need, in exchange for [[FillItWithFlowers planting flowers, flowers]], fulfilling Nia's dream.]]
24th Apr '16 8:06:55 PM Gamermaster
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* The 2nd season of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' (''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'') ends with a [[{{Montages}} montage]] showing the characters as they are six years after the series ends as they get ready for a reunion of the cast [[SequelHook through a new mission that they'll all participate in]]. The third season (''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'') begins 4 years after ''that.''

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* The 2nd season of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' (''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'') ends with a [[{{Montages}} montage]] showing the characters as they are six years after the series ends as they get ready for a reunion of the cast [[SequelHook through a new mission that they'll all participate in]]. The third season (''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'') (''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'') begins 4 years after ''that.''
24th Apr '16 7:45:26 PM sorako
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* The epilogue scene of ''Anime/{{Zegapain}}'' is set an ambiguous number of years after the final battle, with the lighthouse visited in an earlier episode now ravaged by time and reclaimed by nature. Depending on the viewer's interpretation, it can be a BittersweetEnding ([[spoiler: as Kyo started aging once he had been reconstituted as a real human being, but the time needed to restore this technology, and save the rest of mankind, might have surpassed his own lifespan]].)

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* The epilogue scene of ''Anime/{{Zegapain}}'' is set an ambiguous number of years after the final battle, with the lighthouse visited in an earlier episode now ravaged by time and reclaimed by nature. Depending on the viewer's interpretation, it can be a BittersweetEnding ([[spoiler: as ([[spoiler:as Kyo started aging once he had been reconstituted as a real human being, but the time needed to restore this technology, and save the rest of mankind, might have surpassed his own lifespan]].)



* The ending to the ''ShamanKing'' manga, "Funbari No Uta," is one of these. [[spoiler: It follows Yoh and Anna's son Hana, his emerging spiritual powers, and how he meets his very own Anna, whom he is destined to be with.]] We also get to see the main characters and what's become of them now that they're all grown up.

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* The ending to the ''ShamanKing'' ''Manga/ShamanKing'' manga, "Funbari No Uta," is one of these. [[spoiler: It follows Yoh and Anna's son Hana, his emerging spiritual powers, and how he meets his very own Anna, whom he is destined to be with.]] We also get to see the main characters and what's become of them now that they're all grown up.



* ''MahouSenseiNegima'': The epilogue takes place 7 years in the future, showing a WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue for the class.

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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'': ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': The epilogue takes place 7 years in the future, showing a WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue for the class.
23rd Apr '16 9:05:05 PM Berrenta
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** Deny none of it.



* ''Literature/ThePendragonAdventure'' ends several decades in the future, where Bobby has been able to live out his life as if he had never been a traveler. Given how much the world has irrevocably changed by this point, it's not clear how this is possible.
** Well, it's kind off clear. Solara granted the wishes of the travelers, including Bobby, for them to get to live back in there homes, so it created an alternate timeline for them to live their lives in, until it was time for the traveler's to return to Solara.

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* ''Literature/ThePendragonAdventure'' ends several decades in the future, where Bobby has been able to live out his life as if he had never been a traveler. Given how much the world has irrevocably changed by this point, it's not clear how this is possible.
** Well, it's kind off clear.
Solara granted the wishes of the travelers, including Bobby, for them to get to live back in there their homes, so it created an alternate timeline for them to live their lives in, until it was time for the traveler's travelers to return to Solara.
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