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3rd Nov '17 8:23:53 AM BSonirachi
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** [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite2 The sequels]] to the Gen V games returned to the Gen IV style plot progression after the major twist of the previous games. After dispatching with Team Plasma for the final time as well as catching the game's OlympusMons you still have one final badge and the Elite Four and Champion before the credits roll. Once again afterwards there is no more plot to speak of as you explore the rest of Unova, including the Southeastern part which held the first quarter of the story from the first games. Like the previous games trainers in these areas have Pokémon ten levels higher or so than you would be by that point in the game requiring more grinding. Fortunately the games also introduced the Pokémon World Tournament which allows for trainers to be battled [[NostalgiaLevel from previous games in the series]]

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** [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite2 The sequels]] to the Gen V games returned to the Gen IV style plot progression after the major twist of the previous games. After dispatching with Team Plasma for the final time as well as catching the game's OlympusMons time, you still have one final badge and the Elite Four and Champion before the credits roll. Once again afterwards there is no more plot to speak of as you explore the rest of Unova, including the Southeastern part which held the first quarter of the story from the first games. Like the previous games trainers in these areas have Pokémon ten levels higher or so than you would be by that point in the game requiring more grinding. Fortunately the games also introduced the Pokémon World Tournament which allows for trainers to be battled [[NostalgiaLevel from previous games in the series]]



* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'': You finally face off against [[BigBad Princess Shroob]] in the climax...[[spoiler: But then the [[MacGuffin Cobalt Star]] is reconstructed, releasing Elder Princess Shroob. And just when you think you've won, she has [[OneWingedAngel a second form]] that takes even LONGER to beat. And ''then'' she possesses Bowser. Luckily, the PostFinalBoss is easy and takes a shorter time to beat.]] It doesn't help that all the bosses have an ungodly amount of hit points.

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* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'': You finally face off against [[BigBad Princess Shroob]] in the climax...[[spoiler: But then the [[MacGuffin Cobalt Star]] is reconstructed, releasing Elder Princess Shroob. And just when you think you've won, she has [[OneWingedAngel a second form]] that takes even LONGER to beat. And ''then'' she possesses Bowser. Luckily, the PostFinalBoss is easy and takes a shorter time to beat.]] It doesn't help that all the bosses have an ungodly amount of hit points.points in the US version.
27th Sep '17 1:17:04 PM WolfMattGrey
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* The "Cross-Time Caper" plotline in ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'' began in [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/4/28513-4052-31651-1-excalibur_super.jpg issue 12]] with the plotline's name and "Part 1 of 9" on the cover. It continued through issue 19, took a break for issue 20 to catch its breath, then picked back up for issue 21... through 24. That's 12 parts (of 9, remember) not including the skipped issue. Issue 25 still included the "Cross-Time Caper" logo, but the words [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/4/50542-4052-66347-1-excalibur_super.jpg "is still over!"]] followed it.

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* The "Cross-Time Caper" plotline in ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'' began in [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/4/28513-4052-31651-1-excalibur_super.jpg [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/8/8d/Excalibur_Vol_1_12.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/308?cb=20080120145534 issue 12]] with the plotline's name and "Part 1 of 9" on the cover. It continued through issue 19, took a break for issue 20 to catch its breath, then picked back up for issue 21... through 24. That's 12 parts (of 9, remember) not including the skipped issue. It was about the team accidentally travelling from an alternate Earth to another, and they got back on their Earth several times, only to flash away moments later. Issue 25 still included the "Cross-Time Caper" logo, but the words [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/4/50542-4052-66347-1-excalibur_super.jpg [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/4/4d/Excalibur_Vol_1_25.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/323?cb=20080208002338 "is still over!"]] followed it.
8th Sep '17 5:14:06 PM SapphireBlue
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** ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Abyss]]'' is an interesting example because this trope is felt and expressed by the Party members, [[TheHero Luke]] in particular. Already gloomy from [[spoiler: his unresolved issues as a [[CloningBlues Replicant]]]], he gets more and more depressed as everything the party worked so hard to accomplish falls apart.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Abyss]]'' is an interesting example because this trope is felt and expressed by the Party members, [[TheHero Luke]] in particular. Already gloomy from [[spoiler: his unresolved issues as a [[CloningBlues Replicant]]]], Replica]]]], he gets more and more depressed as everything the party worked so hard to accomplish falls apart.
5th Sep '17 8:15:17 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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--> "'''EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEND!''' '''''EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEND!'''''"

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--> "'''EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEND!''' --->"'''EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEND!''' '''''EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEND!'''''"
31st Aug '17 7:09:30 AM chopshop
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* ''Film/RogueOne'' invokes this in an interesting way. At the climax, [[spoiler: the Rogue One crew have successfully transmitted the Death Star plans to the Rebel Alliance, but all died in the process. It looks like the end, but than the movie just... keeps going. For the next ten to fifteen minutes, it seems to forget about Rogue One and shifts to the Rebel soldiers who are carrying the Death Star blueprints to safety. The movie keeps shifting viewpoints until it eventually lands on Princess Leia getting the plans, leading directly into the events of ''Film/ANewHope''. All to drive home that Jyn and Cassian and the others ''weren't'' the heroes; they were just the [[RedShirt Red Shirts and Spear Carriers]] who's narrative purpose was to set up the actual heroes. Once they're gone the story just goes on without them.]]
25th Aug '17 8:29:47 PM rjd1922
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* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', the final trial in Chapter 6. All of the school's mysteries need to be revealed and only ''then'' will the mastermind show their face. And then it comes to breaking the mastermind down. This section of the game can take a good two hours or more to finish, at which point, the player is sick and tired of talking to the mastermind, who is shrugging everything off [[note]]at least, until the protagonist Naegi has mentioned the concept of hope often enough[[/note]] and unnecessarily prolonging the trial. The Ending dialogue after the trial itself is, comparitively, much shorter and concise.
** The GaidenGame is even worse, as, after what appears to be the FinalBoss, there's a forty-five minute long cutscene heavily featuring HateSink villain going into great detail about her evil plan before fighting the TrueFinalBoss.

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* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', the final trial in Chapter 6. All of the school's mysteries need to be revealed and only ''then'' will the mastermind show their face. And then it comes to breaking the mastermind down. This section of the game can take a good two hours or more to finish, at which point, the player is sick and tired of talking to the mastermind, who is shrugging everything off [[note]]at least, until the protagonist Naegi has mentioned the concept of hope often enough[[/note]] and unnecessarily prolonging the trial. The Ending dialogue epilogue after the trial itself is, comparitively, much shorter and concise.
** The GaidenGame ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls'' is even worse, as, after [[DiscOneFinalBoss what appears to be the FinalBoss, Final Boss]], there's a forty-five minute long cutscene heavily featuring HateSink villain going into great detail about her evil plan during which you must refuse to break the contoller for the Monokumas five times before fighting the TrueFinalBoss.true FinalBoss.
19th Aug '17 9:43:48 AM Sapphirea2
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** Clara's death in "Face the Raven". It deserves plenty of focus and attention, because it's the first time a companion has properly, actually died since the 1980s ([[spoiler: even though it ends up not sticking]]). But after it becomes a ForegoneConclusion we get the Doctor arguing with Ashildr about trying to find a loophole, Clara giving a big speech to the Doctor, Clara giving ''another'' big speech to the Doctor, and then Clara going out to confront the Quantum Shade in slow-motion. Even when she actually dies, we see the Shade hitting her again, in several slow motion replays, from different angles. She is a controversial companion to start with, but even the fans who liked her were wishing she'd just get on with it and be dead.

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** Clara's death in "Face the Raven". It deserves plenty of focus and attention, because it's the first time a companion has properly, actually died since the 1980s ([[spoiler: even though it ends up not sticking]]).she gets "wiggle room" two episodes later]]). But after it becomes a ForegoneConclusion we get the Doctor arguing with Ashildr about trying to find a loophole, Clara giving a big speech to the Doctor, Clara giving ''another'' big speech to the Doctor, and then Clara going out to confront the Quantum Shade in slow-motion. Even when she actually dies, we see the Shade hitting her again, in several slow motion replays, from different angles. She is a controversial companion to start with, but even the fans who liked her were wishing she'd just get on with it and be dead.dead.
** The final two episodes of the Twelfth Doctor's tenure, "The Doctor Falls" (Series 10 Season Finale) and "Twice Upon a Time" (ChristmasEpisode / GrandFinale), ''seriously'' play with this concept. The denouement of "The Doctor Falls" reaches the HowWeGotHere point shown at the start of the previous episode "World Enough and Time", and then OnceMoreWithClarity kicks in: [[spoiler: the Doctor ''doesn't'' regenerate, and it's because he doesn't want to -- he'd rather just die]]. With that, a [[RayOfHopeEnding Ray of Hope]] TwistEnding sets up "Twice Upon a Time": [[spoiler: he and the '''First Doctor''', who also felt the same way about regeneration, cross paths]]. Some of this comes off as a poke at "The End of Time"'s notoriously drawn-out ending. Creator/StevenMoffat has admitted that he intended "The Doctor Falls" to be Twelve's GrandFinale, but when the incoming showrunner decided not to handle the 2017 Christmas special, threatening the end of an annual tradition, he decided to give Twelve one last go-round that would be upbeat and celebrate the prospect of a new beginning, where "The Doctor Falls" was (mostly) sorrowful.
18th Aug '17 6:44:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* After the evil werewolves and government agents are dead, ''Film/TheHowling III: The Marsupials'' then starts a drawn out happy ending with the two werewolf women hooking up with their respective love interests, living happily together, having children, said children growing up, meeting each other after a long time, and so on.

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* After the evil werewolves and government agents are dead, ''Film/TheHowling III: The Marsupials'' ''Film/HowlingIIITheMarsupials'' then starts a drawn out happy ending with the two werewolf women hooking up with their respective love interests, living happily together, having children, said children growing up, meeting each other after a long time, and so on.
18th Jul '17 12:10:09 PM DanielCase
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** ''[[Film/AIArtificialIntelligence A.I.]]'' seems like it will end twice: when David drops on the sea that engulfed New York, and when he is talking to a submerged statue of the Blue Fairy, begging to be turned into a real boy. Both would be {{Downer Ending}}s of their own, but then the film cuts to a DistantFinale long after humanity has gone extinct, and some Sufficiently Advanced Robots turn the film into a real TearJerker.

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** ''[[Film/AIArtificialIntelligence A.I.]]'' seems like it will end twice: when David drops on the sea that engulfed New York, and when he is talking to a submerged statue of the Blue Fairy, begging to be turned into a real boy. Both would be {{Downer Ending}}s of their own, but then the film cuts to a DistantFinale long after humanity has gone extinct, and some Sufficiently Advanced Robots turn the film into a real TearJerker.[[note]]Perhaps this reflects the difficulty Kubrick and his various cowriters had coming up with an ending they liked[[/note]].



* Many critics complained that ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'' seemed to end four or five times before it actually did[[note]], perhaps reflecting the difficulty Kubrick and his various cowriters had coming up with an ending they liked[[/note]].
18th Jul '17 12:08:14 PM DanielCase
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* Many critics complained that ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'' seemed to end four or five times before it actually did[[note]], perhaps reflecting the difficulty Kubrick and his various cowriters had coming up with an ending they liked[[/note]].
* ''Film/OutOfAfrica'' spends its last hour with Isak Dinesen saying goodbye to, it seems, ''every'' character with a speaking role ... in scenes that each individually seem like they were written to be the final scene.
* Inverted during post-production of ''Film/TheTerminator''. The producer insisted that the film end at the scene where the title character appears to have been killed in the oil-truck explosion. [[Creator/JamesCameron Cameron]] locked him out of the editing suite so he could include the scenes in the factory after it, where Reese dies after blowing up the metal skeleton, leaving Sarah to finally crush him to death herself. No one complained that it went on too long.
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