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20th Oct '17 4:31:08 AM RedScharlach
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* The ending of ''Film/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 ''Film/TaxiDriver'' had Travis reading a letter from Iris' father. [[spoiler: Certain [[spoiler:Certain viewers however, insist that the letter was in Travis' own handwriting]].



* 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.

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* In the epilogue of ''Theatre/TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty'', Francesca receives a letter from Robert telling her about his life [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and death]] and how he has loved her all the while.



* ''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.]]]]
* In ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker2'', when you've successfully raised your daughter until she's eighteen and leaves the house, the game ends with the player character recieving a letter from her a few years later in which she nostalgically looks back at the time when you raised her as a child. Her thoughts on it depend on how you've raised her, which makes for some decent replay value.

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* ''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 or the narrator's names either.]]]]
* In ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker2'', when you've successfully raised your daughter until she's eighteen and leaves the house, the game ends with the player character recieving receiving a letter from her a few years later in which she nostalgically looks back at the time when you raised her as a child. Her thoughts on it depend on how you've raised her, which makes for some decent replay value.
9th Oct '17 12:59:03 PM cwilliams1794
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* There are two in ''WesternAnimation/LovingVincent''. Not only do the Roulins get to read the letter that Armand delivered, but Theo's widow also gifts Armand an extra letter from Vincent.
8th Sep '17 12:46:54 PM SeptimusHeap
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* After Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}'s years-long romance to [[DatingCatwoman Black Cat]] ends with her betrayal, Felicia sends a not-necessarily-apologetic letter explaining herself. From the comfort of her [[TropicalEpilogue tropical beach vacation]].

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* After Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}'s Franchise/SpiderMan's years-long romance to [[DatingCatwoman Black Cat]] ends with her betrayal, Felicia sends a not-necessarily-apologetic letter explaining herself. From the comfort of her [[TropicalEpilogue tropical beach vacation]].
4th Mar '17 9:32:41 AM wootzits
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* The epilogue in the manga of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' uses a modified version: a video-taped message from Azmaria to Satella, anticipating the day when [[spoiler:Satella would be unfrozen from crystal]]. It's used as a framing device for a flashback that covers what happened to most of the characters in the months leading up to Rosette's death, then jumps back to the "present" to show what happens to Satella and the others still living at that point.
* The end of the Hatamoto family arc of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' involves the woman getting married sending a letter to Conan, Ran and Ran's father about the aftermath of the murders.



* ''Anime/MaiHime'' ends with Mai reading a letter from Takumi and Akira
* From the Franchise/WhenTheyCry franchise: "By the time you have read this, I will probably be dead. Although there may or may not be a body. You who have read this, please find the truth. That is my only wish."
** [[spoiler: [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Keiichi Maebara]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Maria Ushiromiya]]]], later revealed to be [[spoiler:Yasu]]

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* ''Anime/MaiHime'' ends with Mai reading At the end of ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Miaka discovers a letter in her drawer from Takumi Tamahome. The letter was actually written when Keisuke asked Tamahome to return to the other world, and Akira
* From
the Franchise/WhenTheyCry franchise: "By the time you have latter complies as long as he can write a letter. [[spoiler:Miaka only got to read this, I will probably be dead. Although there may or may not be a body. You who have read this, please find it after everything went back to normal, but given that everyone did go back to the truth. That is my only wish."
** [[spoiler: [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Keiichi Maebara]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Maria Ushiromiya]]]], later revealed to be [[spoiler:Yasu]]
other world after the battle with Nakago, it still fits.]]



* Subverted in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]''. Relena gets a letter from Heero, reads it, but then gets his attention and tears it in half, saying "Next time tell me in person", [[BookEnds book-ending his ripping up her birthday party invite in the first episode]]. The anime [[TheUnreveal never reveals what it said]], but the novelization of the series and the RadioDrama[=/=]manga ''Blind Target'' offer suggestions: [[spoiler:In the novel it's a goodbye letter, saying he's going to Mars to help with the {{Terraforming}} project, which was the originally scripted ending for the anime; in ''Blind Target'' it's simply "Happy Birthday".]]
* At the end of ''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.]]
* The epilogue in the manga of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' uses a modified version: a video-taped message from Azmaria to Satella, anticipating the day when [[spoiler:Satella would be unfrozen from crystal]]. It's used as a framing device for a flashback that covers what happened to most of the characters in the months leading up to Rosette's death, then jumps back to the "present" to show what happens to Satella and the others still living at that point.
* The end of the Hatamoto family arc of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' involves the woman getting married sending a letter to Conan, Ran and Ran's father about the aftermath of the murders.
* The ''Manga/ZatchBell'' manga ends with this.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' has narration of a letter Marina wrote to Setsuna, hoping that he finds happiness at the end of his battles, which is set over his final duel with the BigBad Ribbons Almark.
* The ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' DVD ended with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SF6c-Jw2pU two minute short]] which has China narrating a letter to her little brother Yuuma after a six-year TimeSkip.

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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
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Subverted in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]''. Relena gets a letter from Heero, reads it, but then gets his attention and tears it in half, saying "Next time tell me in person", [[BookEnds book-ending his ripping up her birthday party invite in the first episode]]. The anime [[TheUnreveal never reveals what it said]], but the novelization of the series and the RadioDrama[=/=]manga ''Blind Target'' offer suggestions: [[spoiler:In the novel it's a goodbye letter, saying he's going to Mars to help with the {{Terraforming}} project, which was the originally scripted ending for the anime; in ''Blind Target'' it's simply "Happy Birthday".]]
* At the end of ''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.]]
* The epilogue in the manga of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' uses a modified version: a video-taped message from Azmaria to Satella, anticipating the day when [[spoiler:Satella would be unfrozen from crystal]]. It's used as a framing device for a flashback that covers what happened to most of the characters in the months leading up to Rosette's death, then jumps back to the "present" to show what happens to Satella and the others still living at that point.
* The end of the Hatamoto family arc of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' involves the woman getting married sending a letter to Conan, Ran and Ran's father about the aftermath of the murders.
* The ''Manga/ZatchBell'' manga ends with this.
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' has narration of a letter Marina wrote to Setsuna, hoping that he finds happiness at the end of his battles, which is set over his final duel with the BigBad Ribbons Almark.
* ** The ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' DVD ended with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SF6c-Jw2pU two minute short]] which has China narrating a letter to her little brother Yuuma after a six-year TimeSkip.TimeSkip.
* ''Anime/JewelpetHappiness'' ends a lot of episodes with a stinger showing a Jewelpet writing a letter concerning the Magic Gem they found during the episode.
* ''Anime/MaiHime'' ends with Mai reading a letter from Takumi and Akira.



* From the ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'' franchise: "By the time you have read this, I will probably be dead. Although there may or may not be a body. You who have read this, please find the truth. That is my only wish."
** [[spoiler: [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Keiichi Maebara]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Maria Ushiromiya]]]], later revealed to be [[spoiler:Yasu]]
* The ''Manga/ZatchBell'' manga ends with this.



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22nd Feb '17 4:57:38 PM eroock
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* EvilLaugh: After Frank is killed, a shot of his mask on the ground pitching slightly back and forth in the wind conveys this trope very well.
22nd Feb '17 4:57:17 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/DonnieDarko'', we hear the titular character narrate his letter to Roberta Sparrow right before committing his SuicideForOthersHappiness in the final act.
* EvilLaugh: After Frank is killed, a shot of his mask on the ground pitching slightly back and forth in the wind conveys this trope very well.



























26th Jan '17 7:37:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* The WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' is described in a letter from an unspecified sender, presumed to be Vivi. He has [[spoiler:presumably died in the meantime, but he's 100% absent one way or another.]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' ends with Penelo narrating a letter to Larsa.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' ends with a letter by one of the surviving cast members (Krile by default), depending on which party members were [=KOed=] at the end of the final battle.

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The WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' is described in a letter from an unspecified sender, presumed to be Vivi. He has [[spoiler:presumably died in the meantime, but he's 100% absent one way or another.]]
* ** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' ends with Penelo narrating a letter to Larsa.
* ** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' ends with a letter by one of the surviving cast members (Krile by default), depending on which party members were [=KOed=] at the end of the final battle.
26th Jan '17 7:36:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''StarCraft: Brood War'' ends with Gerard Dugalle sending an email to his wife, describing [[spoiler: his inability to tame the Zerg or conquer the Terran Dominion, and confessing that he was responsible for the death of his best friend Alexei Stukov.]]

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* ''StarCraft: ''VideoGame/StarCraft: Brood War'' ends with Gerard Dugalle sending an email to his wife, describing [[spoiler: his inability to tame the Zerg or conquer the Terran Dominion, and confessing that he was responsible for the death of his best friend Alexei Stukov.]]



* In ''PrincessMaker2'', when you've successfully raised your daughter until she's eighteen and leaves the house, the game ends with the player character recieving a letter from her a few years later in which she nostalgically looks back at the time when you raised her as a child. Her thoughts on it depend on how you've raised her, which makes for some decent replay value.
* Freespace2 ends with a letter from the Admiral in charge of the fleet you've been serving in, with variations based upon whether the player survived the final battle or not.

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* In ''PrincessMaker2'', ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker2'', when you've successfully raised your daughter until she's eighteen and leaves the house, the game ends with the player character recieving a letter from her a few years later in which she nostalgically looks back at the time when you raised her as a child. Her thoughts on it depend on how you've raised her, which makes for some decent replay value.
* Freespace2 ''VideoGame/Freespace2'' ends with a letter from the Admiral in charge of the fleet you've been serving in, with variations based upon whether the player survived the final battle or not.
12th Sep '16 6:22:53 PM eroock
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* The last scene of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' has Steve Rogers voicing out his reconciliation letter to Tony Stark, while we are shown scenes of all major characters in their present circumstances.
8th Sep '16 10:52:21 AM CaptainRiterraSmith
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* ''Film/The Breakfast Club''

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* ''Film/The ''The Breakfast Club''
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