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24th May '17 10:29:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': The episode ''Past Tense'' ends on a real high note, with the promise that the human-rights violating Sanctuary Districts will close and that real effort would be made to help the people inside find the jobs, homes and medical care that they need. According to Sisko this is one of the most momentous days in human history and helped pave the way for the Federation (as we see when their actions accidentally wipe it out). Unfortunately as anyone who is up on their Trek history knows; this episode is set two years before the Third World War. Everyone you see in this episode grinning about how bright their futures now are? Were either killed in the atomic hellfire and radiation of nuclear war, gunned down (or worse) by the enemy or (ironically) found themselves in refugee camps that were just as bad if not worse than the Sanctuary Districts were.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': The episode ''Past Tense'' "Past Tense" ends on a real high note, with the promise that the human-rights violating Sanctuary Districts will close and that real effort would be made to help the people inside find the jobs, homes and medical care that they need. According to Sisko this is one of the most momentous days in human history and helped pave the way for the Federation (as we see when their actions accidentally wipe it out). Unfortunately as anyone who is up on their Trek history knows; this episode is set two years before the Third World War. Everyone you see in this episode grinning about how bright their futures now are? Were either killed in the atomic hellfire and radiation of nuclear war, gunned down (or worse) by the enemy or (ironically) found themselves in refugee camps that were just as bad if not worse than the Sanctuary Districts were.
23rd May '17 11:15:56 PM Scabbard
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* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'': The Blues Brothers pay the taxes for the orphanage, but, they wind up in jail. Also, after they get out [[ShaggyDogStory The orphanage closes down anyways.]]

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* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'': The Blues Brothers pay the taxes for the orphanage, but, they wind up in jail. Also, after they get out [[ShaggyDogStory The the orphanage closes down anyways.]]
21st May '17 2:10:19 PM TheFallofElDorado
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* At the end of ''WesternAnimated/SausageParty'' even though the food won their fight against the humans, it was only because they were lucky enough to have bath salts on them to use on the said humans. Once the friends and families of those humans the foods won't have anymore bath salts left to defend themselves with. Even if no one came to the store sooner or later most of the foods would expire. Only a few of the items are nonperishables, which makes the ending more like a ShootTheShaggyDog ending.

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* At the end of ''WesternAnimated/SausageParty'' ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' even though the food won their fight against the humans, it was only because they were lucky enough to have bath salts on them to use on the said humans. Once the friends and families of those humans the foods won't have anymore bath salts left to defend themselves with. Even if no one came to the store sooner or later most of the foods would expire. Only a few of the items are nonperishables, which makes the ending more like a ShootTheShaggyDog ending.
17th May '17 9:39:55 AM TheWhistleTropes
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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[LampshadeHanging Happy End?]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom What the hell is Happy End?]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[LampshadeHanging Happy End?]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom What the hell is Happy End?]]]]
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17th May '17 8:39:16 AM TheWhistleTropes
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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[LampshadeHanging Happy End?]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom What the hell is Happy End?]]]]
14th May '17 7:38:35 PM kablammin45
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* Certain ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfics based on the very unpopular episode "No Such Luck", which culminates in Lincoln's entire family (parents included) locking him out of the house because they believe him to be bad luck, end with Lincoln calling the police on his family, usually with Lynn Sr. and Rita Loud being the ones who are arrested. It's painted as a happy ending for Lincoln, but the ramifications of Lynn Sr. and Rita being arrested and Lincoln and his sisters having their parents being taken away from them is rarely touched upon. This is addressed in chapter 6 of the "No Such Luck" fic ''Fanfic/WhatIsAPersonWorth'', where [[spoiler: Lincoln gives some serious consideration to blowing the whistle on his family to the police, but doesn't when he realizes that getting his parents arrested over what, at its core, was a serious misunderstanding that was kind of his fault in the first place, would utterly destroy the family and make things worse.]]
10th May '17 3:18:10 AM ectostar
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1st May '17 2:43:12 AM NNinja
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* In ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', the upbeat "love conquers all" vibe becomes FridgeHorror when you realise WordOfGod has outright stated that Junpei will never, ''ever'' find Akane again. Even worse, he also never gives up, and spends the rest of his life futilely trying.
** And guess what the sequel ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' confirms? Junpei indeed destroys his own life trying to find Akane again, even endangering his adopted son in the process. When he finally reunites with her, he realises that the innocent Akane he knew is gone.
** Continuing the trend, ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' shows that Akane and Junpei ''did'' actually reunite, fall in love, and plan to be together... but upon realizing what she'd have to do to ensure the future she needed, she erased his memory of their time together, on top of the game's ''regular'' Esoteric Happy Ending, which creates a timeline where Radical-6 will never be released, all the characters are alive, and well, and still friends, and everything generally works out. But that's only ''one'' timeline, all the crappy ones still exist, and the characters who survive the game have knowingly condemned their alternate-selves to gruesome and confusing deaths.
10th Apr '17 1:13:16 PM DynamiteXI
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* In ''Film/WhyHim'', Stephanie doesn't marry Laird, choosing instead to go back to college. However, she continues ''dating'' him, he remains an unapologetic foulmouthed pervert, and he has successfully integrated into the Fleming family mostly by dazzling them with expensive gifts. This is presented as a good thing, because his shortcomings don't matter if he's a "nice guy" (as the film keeps telling us he is).
3rd Apr '17 8:23:20 AM MasterHero
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'': The ending of the show is very uplifting but bittersweet where majority of the Tekkadan members and their allies died. Mars finally got their independence which led to the formation of the Martian Union while Gjallarhorn was reformed, abolishing the Seven Stars and lessening their presence on Mars. However, the guy responsible for the reforms had committed a lot of atrocities and was never punished for it, using the death of nearly half the Seven Stars to reform Gjallahorn, ironically doing what [=McGillis=] Fareed wanted. Since history is WrittenByTheWinners, [=McGillis=] and Tekkadan's names are forever stained as villains with only a few people knowing what they truly are.
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