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24th May '16 3:46:41 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Considering that the people in Elysium had managed to overcome all the problems concerning labour and energy, they should have reasonably easy time building more similar space habitats with their robots. The film was more about class stratification than material scarcity.
24th May '16 12:45:45 PM Lightice
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** Considering that the people in Elysium had managed to overcome all the problems concerning labour and energy, they should have reasonably easy time building more similar space habitats with their robots. The film was more about class stratification than material scarcity.
20th May '16 5:19:22 AM Dravencour
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Bob writes a film and gives it what he thinks is the most wonderful, uplifting HappyEnding imaginable. Surely everyone will enjoy it as much as he -- why is the audience cringing? Why are the critics hammering the hell out of it? Why does it already have several TVTropes mentions under ''NightmareFuel''?

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Bob writes a film and gives it what he thinks is the most wonderful, uplifting HappyEnding imaginable. Surely everyone will enjoy it as much as he -- wait...why is the audience cringing? Why are the critics hammering the hell out of it? Why does it already have several TVTropes mentions under ''NightmareFuel''?
11th May '16 4:33:59 AM SatoshiBakura
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** The ending of the manga caused controversy among fans who thought in fell into OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding. On the wider political scale Father's plot was defeated but Amnestris is still a military dictatorship (though it's mentioned that Mustang is working to transition the country back to a democracy as it was originally intended to be). Also, none of the general public are allowed to know exactly what happened, which is probably justifiable given the potential consequences of the possibilities of alchemical soul-vampirism becoming public knowledge, but on the other hand is just asking for a "stab in the back" mythos to develop and for a rapid return to imperialism and genocide.
11th May '16 3:40:27 AM LondonKdS
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* By all accounts, Andersen [[CreatorBreakdown was a very depressed man]]. Out of all his fairy tales, there are only a few with unambiguously happy endings.

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* By all accounts, Andersen Creator/HansChristianAndersen [[CreatorBreakdown was a very depressed man]]. Out of all his fairy tales, there are only a few with unambiguously happy endings.
8th May '16 10:29:11 PM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' features an in-universe case in the Followers of Set clanbook: during the history chapter, the narrator briefly focuses on the disastrous events of the Children's Crusade, and true to history, it ended with the majority of the children either dead or sold at the slave markets of Alexandria. Of course, the Followers of Set admit to buying several consignments of enslaved crusaders, many of whom ended up as temple servants - or blood sacrifices. However, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance the narrator assures the reader that this is actually a happy ending]] - because out the thousands of children enslaved and murdered by the cult, ''eleven'' of them were Embraced into the clan... and ''four'' live on as respected elders of a vampire clan dedicated to furthering corruption and decay throughout the world. [[SarcasmMode Yay]].
8th May '16 10:02:24 PM KeithM
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** The Extended Cut Control ending can be seen as questionable depending on how the type of character the player eventually caused Shepard to be. A Paragon Shepard whose primary motivation was freedom, allowing people to make their own decisions, trying to find peaceful solutions first, respectful to others whatever their origin and willing to fight to the end and sacrifice themself to allow as many as possible to live, probably not so bad to have around as a trans-sentient God. A xenophobic, jerkass, shoot first and don't worry about it later, do what needs to be done whoever else needs to be sacrificed to do it--and screwing around with them first just because they found it amusing--Renegade Shepard as the most power entity in the galaxy? Oy.

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** The Extended Cut Control ending can be seen as questionable depending on how the type of character the player eventually caused Shepard to be. A Paragon Shepard whose primary motivation was freedom, allowing people to make their own decisions, trying to find peaceful solutions first, respectful to others whatever their origin and willing to fight to the end and sacrifice themself to allow as many as possible to live, probably not so bad to have around as a trans-sentient God. A xenophobic, jerkass, shoot first and don't worry about it later, do what needs to be done whoever else needs to be sacrificed to do it--and screwing around with them first just because they found it amusing--Renegade Shepard as the most power entity in the galaxy? Oy.
8th May '16 10:01:24 PM KeithM
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** The Extended Cut Control ending can be seen as questionable depending on how the type of Shepard the player created. A Paragon Shepard whose primary motivation was freedom, allowing people to make their own decisions, trying to find peaceful solutions first, respectful to others whatever their origin and willing to fight to the end to allow as many as possible to live, probably not so bad to have around as a trans-sentient God. A possibly xenophobic, jerkass, shoot first and don't worry about it later, do what needs to be done whoever else needs to be sacrificed to do it and possibly screwing around with them first just because Renegade Shepard as the most power entity in the galaxy? Oy.

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** The Extended Cut Control ending can be seen as questionable depending on how the type of Shepard character the player created. eventually caused Shepard to be. A Paragon Shepard whose primary motivation was freedom, allowing people to make their own decisions, trying to find peaceful solutions first, respectful to others whatever their origin and willing to fight to the end and sacrifice themself to allow as many as possible to live, probably not so bad to have around as a trans-sentient God. A possibly xenophobic, jerkass, shoot first and don't worry about it later, do what needs to be done whoever else needs to be sacrificed to do it and possibly it--and screwing around with them first just because Renegade they found it amusing--Renegade Shepard as the most power entity in the galaxy? Oy.
8th May '16 4:10:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation'' has a handful of initially-unrelated plotlines, chief among them a fighter pilot upset over having to retreat and abandon his family, and a refugee (who believes her fighter pilot husband was killed in the failed defense of the city) searching for her missing daughter. When allied forces finally liberate the city, are we treated to a heartwarming scene of the fighter pilot husband reunited with his refugee wife and newly-found missing daughter? [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot Nope]]. The refugee's husband is actually dead, ''and so is the fighter pilot's family'' (they were killed during the initial invasion, so have been dead [[ShootTheShaggyDog the entire time he was fighting to liberate them]]). The pilot briefly becomes a DeathSeeker, but ends up a WheelchairWoobie instead after his probably-unnecessary HeroicSacrifice [[BungledSuicide doesn't work out how he wanted]]. But wait, it's okay! The pilot meets the refugees after the war and they become each other's ReplacementGoldfish. [[SarcasmMode Hooray, happy ending]]!

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* ''AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation'' ''VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation'' has a handful of initially-unrelated plotlines, chief among them a fighter pilot upset over having to retreat and abandon his family, and a refugee (who believes her fighter pilot husband was killed in the failed defense of the city) searching for her missing daughter. When allied forces finally liberate the city, are we treated to a heartwarming scene of the fighter pilot husband reunited with his refugee wife and newly-found missing daughter? [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot Nope]]. The refugee's husband is actually dead, ''and so is the fighter pilot's family'' (they were killed during the initial invasion, so have been dead [[ShootTheShaggyDog the entire time he was fighting to liberate them]]). The pilot briefly becomes a DeathSeeker, but ends up a WheelchairWoobie instead after his probably-unnecessary HeroicSacrifice [[BungledSuicide doesn't work out how he wanted]]. But wait, it's okay! The pilot meets the refugees after the war and they become each other's ReplacementGoldfish. [[SarcasmMode Hooray, happy ending]]!
14th Apr '16 6:46:48 PM HamburgerTime
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has Sakura Haruno's ending, which sees her married to her longtime crush Sasuke Uchiha with a daughter, Sarada. Great! Except for the fact that in the intervening years Sasuke had pulled a FaceHeelTurn, abused Sakura both physically and psychologically on several occasions, tried to murder her friends, and even after [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor turning Face again]] and marrying her he abandoned her while she was pregnant with a rather flimsy justification and has never even met Sarada. Many fans felt this plot point came uncomfortably close to an endorsement of DomesticAbuse, especially after a WordOfGod statement said that if Sakura had gotten over her crush on Sasuke even after all he'd done, ''she'' would be the one at fault.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
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Sakura Haruno's ending, which ending sees her married to her longtime crush Sasuke Uchiha with a daughter, Sarada. Great! Except for the fact that in the intervening years Sasuke had pulled a FaceHeelTurn, abused Sakura both physically and psychologically on several occasions, tried to murder her friends, and even after [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor turning Face again]] and marrying her he abandoned her while she was pregnant with a rather flimsy justification and has never even met Sarada. Many fans felt this plot point came uncomfortably close to an endorsement of DomesticAbuse, especially after a WordOfGod statement said that if Sakura had gotten over her crush on Sasuke even after all he'd done, ''she'' would be the one at fault.fault.
** Many fans were also unsatisfied with the fates of the villains. Of the BigBadEnsemble members, only [[WellIntentionedExtremist Danzo]], [[GenericDoomsdayVillain Kaguya and Zetsu]] receive severe punishments; the rest are either [[RedemptionEqualsDeath forgiven in death]] ([[DragonInChief Nagato]], [[TheManBehindTheMan Obito]], [[PredecessorVillain Madara]]), get a slap on the wrist ([[MadScientist Orochimaru]], [[DangerousDeserter the aforementioned Sasuke]]), or [[KarmaHoudini just plain aren't punished at all]] ([[DragonAscendant Kabuto]]).
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