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17th May '16 2:18:14 PM Morgenthaler
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17th May '16 2:03:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* The ending of ''TaxiDriver'' had Travis reading a letter from Iris' father. [[spoiler: Certain viewers however, insist that the letter was in Travis' own handwriting]].

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* The ending of ''TaxiDriver'' ''Film/TaxiDriver'' had Travis reading a letter from Iris' father. [[spoiler: Certain viewers however, insist that the letter was in Travis' own handwriting]].
12th May '16 2:56:10 PM eroock
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* ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' uses this trope to create an extremely powerful ending.
26th Mar '16 12:20:36 PM NotThisThing
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** ''Thirteen At Dinner'' ends with a letter to Poirot from the killer.

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** ''Thirteen At Dinner'' ''Lord Edgware Dies'' ends with a letter to Poirot from the killer.
22nd Feb '16 4:15:31 PM bwayrose7
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* In the epilogue of ''Theatre/TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty'', Francesca receives a letter from Robert telling her about his life [[spoiler: and death]] and how he has loved her all the while.
4th Dec '15 3:53:07 PM eroock
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-->''"I write this letter to you now: I know it must've brought him unexpected joy to have an opponent like you at the end of that meaningless war. ...At least that's what I want to believe. Only you, the pilot who shot him down, can confirm this. And so, I write to you..."''
--->--[[spoiler:The narrator to the player,]] ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies''[[note]]An odd example, as all the backstory of the game is told through this letter in bits and pieces as the player progresses, and this piece happens to be shown in the final cutscene.[[/note]]

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-->''"I ->''"I write this letter to you now: I know it must've brought him unexpected joy to have an opponent like you at the end of that meaningless war. ...At least that's what I want to believe. Only you, the pilot who shot him down, can confirm this. And so, I write to you..."''
--->--[[spoiler:The -->-- [[spoiler:The narrator to the player,]] ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies''[[note]]An odd example, as all the backstory of the game is told through this letter in bits and pieces as the player progresses, and this piece happens to be shown in the final cutscene.[[/note]]
7th Nov '15 10:43:24 PM nombretomado
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* The ending of ''[[RedVsBlue Red Vs Blue: Reconstruction]]'' finishes with a final letter to the Chairman of the Oversight Committee from the Director of Project Freelancer [[spoiler: signed, Leonard Church]]

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* The ending of ''[[RedVsBlue ''[[Machinima/RedVsBlue Red Vs Blue: Reconstruction]]'' finishes with a final letter to the Chairman of the Oversight Committee from the Director of Project Freelancer [[spoiler: signed, Leonard Church]]
10th Sep '15 8:18:32 AM Willbyr
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This is an [[EndingTropes Ending Trope]], so consider yourself warned.

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This is an [[EndingTropes Ending Trope]], {{Ending Trope|s}}, so consider yourself warned.warned.



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* ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' ends with Mai reading a letter from Takumi and Akira

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* ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' ''Anime/MaiHime'' ends with Mai reading a letter from Takumi and Akira



** [[spoiler: [[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Keiichi Maebara]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Maria Ushiromiya]]]], later revealed to be [[spoiler:Yasu]]
* The [[AllThereInTheManual final Sound Stage]] of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [=StrikerS=]'' uses the framing device of Fate composing an email to Subaru to describe events after the end of the season.

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** [[spoiler: [[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Keiichi Maebara]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Maria Ushiromiya]]]], later revealed to be [[spoiler:Yasu]]
* The [[AllThereInTheManual final Sound Stage]] of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [=StrikerS=]'' uses the framing device of Fate composing an email to Subaru to describe events after the end of the season.



* At the end of ''FushigiYuugi'', Miaka discovers a letter in her drawer from Tamahome. The letter was actually written when Keisuke asked Tamahome to return to the other world, and the latter complies as long as he can write a letter. [[spoiler:Miaka only got to read it after everything went back to normal, but given that everyone did go back to the other world after the battle with Nakago, it still fits.]]

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* At the end of ''FushigiYuugi'', ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Miaka discovers a letter in her drawer from Tamahome. The letter was actually written when Keisuke asked Tamahome to return to the other world, and the latter complies as long as he can write a letter. [[spoiler:Miaka only got to read it after everything went back to normal, but given that everyone did go back to the other world after the battle with Nakago, it still fits.]]




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* ''Anime/PorcoRosso'' ends with a letter from Fio written long after the events of the film relating what has happened to the characters over the intervening years.



* ''PorcoRosso'' ends with a letter from Fio written long after the events of the film relating what has happened to the characters over the intervening years.
3rd Aug '15 4:56:03 PM Prfnoff
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--->--[[spoiler:The narrator to the player,]] ''AceCombat04ShatteredSkies''[[note]]An odd example, as all the backstory of the game is told through this letter in bits and pieces as the player progresses, and this piece happens to be shown in the final cutscene.[[/note]]

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--->--[[spoiler:The narrator to the player,]] ''AceCombat04ShatteredSkies''[[note]]An ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies''[[note]]An odd example, as all the backstory of the game is told through this letter in bits and pieces as the player progresses, and this piece happens to be shown in the final cutscene.[[/note]]



* The normal endings of ''SilentHill2'' (Leave, Maria, and In Water) end with Mary's [[spoiler:real]] letter to James.
* ''AceCombat04'' has this as its entire FramingDevice, a set of letters written to the player charicter [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mobius One]] by a man who was a kid at the time of the war. [[spoiler: He is writing to you to [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone reassure]] you that [[WorthyOpponent Yellow 13]] did not begrudge you killing him by shooting him down over Farbanti, as well as to tell you his story so that you know his understanding of the man you killed, and whose [[WhatTheHellHero love interest]] [[PlayerPunch you killed]] before that, is accurate. He concludes in a [[TearJerker heart-breaking]] manner, basically stating, "Yellow 13 died happy." You never learn [[{{AFGNCAAP}} Yellow 13's and the narrator's names either.]]]]

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* The normal endings of ''SilentHill2'' ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' (Leave, Maria, and In Water) end with Mary's [[spoiler:real]] letter to James.
* ''AceCombat04'' ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies'' has this as its entire FramingDevice, a set of letters written to the player charicter [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mobius One]] by a man who was a kid at the time of the war. [[spoiler: He is writing to you to [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone reassure]] you that [[WorthyOpponent Yellow 13]] did not begrudge you killing him by shooting him down over Farbanti, as well as to tell you his story so that you know his understanding of the man you killed, and whose [[WhatTheHellHero love interest]] [[PlayerPunch you killed]] before that, is accurate. He concludes in a [[TearJerker heart-breaking]] manner, basically stating, "Yellow 13 died happy." You never learn [[{{AFGNCAAP}} Yellow 13's and the narrator's names either.]]]]
27th Jun '15 2:43:40 PM LentilSandEater
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-->''"I write this letter to [[TheHero you]] now: I know it must've brought [[ArchNemesis him]] unexpected joy to have [[WorthyOpponent an opponent like you]] at the end of that [[WarIsHell meaningless war]]. ...At least that's what I want to believe. Only you, the pilot who shot him down, can confirm this. And so, I write to you..."''

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-->''"I write this letter to [[TheHero you]] you now: I know it must've brought [[ArchNemesis him]] him unexpected joy to have [[WorthyOpponent an opponent like you]] you at the end of that [[WarIsHell meaningless war]].war. ...At least that's what I want to believe. Only you, the pilot who shot him down, can confirm this. And so, I write to you..."''
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