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17th Aug '17 7:24:00 AM angie710
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Compare InferredHolocaust and OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding. The afterlife version of the trope would be a HellOfAHeaven. Not to be confused with a BittersweetEnding, in which the darker or less pleasant elements are acknowledged, although it can also frequently be caused when those same darker elements out-weigh the pleasant ones in the minds of some viewers.

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Compare InferredHolocaust and OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding. The afterlife version of the trope would be a HellOfAHeaven.HellOfAHeaven, or an InfernalParadise. Not to be confused with a BittersweetEnding, in which the darker or less pleasant elements are acknowledged, although it can also frequently be caused when those same darker elements out-weigh the pleasant ones in the minds of some viewers.
17th Aug '17 7:22:29 AM angie710
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Compare InferredHolocaust and OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding. Not to be confused with a BittersweetEnding, in which the darker or less pleasant elements are acknowledged, although it can also frequently be caused when those same darker elements out-weigh the pleasant ones in the minds of some viewers.

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Compare InferredHolocaust and OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding. The afterlife version of the trope would be a HellOfAHeaven. Not to be confused with a BittersweetEnding, in which the darker or less pleasant elements are acknowledged, although it can also frequently be caused when those same darker elements out-weigh the pleasant ones in the minds of some viewers.
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8th Aug '17 11:10:22 AM Kazmahu
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* Made a DiscussedTrope in ''VideoGame/NierAutomata''. As they're reconstructing the protagonists' bodies to give them a final chance at a free life, the Pods speculate that since they're going to be using a complete image of each android's personality at the time of their death, it's entirely possible they'll just repeat the same mistakes. However, they conclude that they feel the androids deserve that chance, and the fact they themselves have GrownBeyondTheirProgramming enough to contemplate and make said decision is proof the androids can avoid past mistakes.
6th Aug '17 3:33:37 AM Kittencakes
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* ''Series/RebeldeWay'': The series tries to present the season two finale as some wonderful, happy ending where true love triumphed, the students beat the bad guy and reformed the school...But it's not all sunshines and roses as the show implies. Aside from the fact that the series completely romanticized TeenPregnancy (never even alluding to all the emotional and economical problems a sixteen year old having a child will have), the finale also failed to address the huge problems both of the main couples had over the course of the series (Manuel dismissing Mia and cheating on her, Marizza misjudging Pablo) and tries to paint a picture of all being forgiven and true love saving the day. For a series that was recommended for trying to tackle real subjects in a realistic manner, this poorly thought-out ending seemed to have come out of some fairy tale kitsch desire.
4th Aug '17 3:06:01 PM skteosk
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* ''{{Series/Roswell}}'' ends with the teens marked for death by the FBI Special Unit and forced to leave their families and loved ones and go on the run. Also, Max decides they need to give up on trying to return to their home planet and just worry about themselves, [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality dooming their people to remain slaves]]. Yet somehow the show tries to spin this as a positive ending, [[MoodWhiplash abruptly]] cutting from Liz's father crying over her farewell note to the teens [[AngstWhatAngst smiling like loons]] as Max and Liz get married in a country chapel and the show ends on Liz grinning into camera as a voiceover announces "I'm Liz Parker and I'm happy." Er, ''why''?
3rd Aug '17 11:23:46 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Many fetish works in general tend to feature this, if it isn't a BittersweetEnding or a DownerEnding. Characters may end up in physical or mental harm or even be straight-up KilledOffForReal, but the ending is usually treated as "good" as long as the focus character of the work has the creator's fetish inflicted on them.
3rd Aug '17 11:21:51 AM AlienPatch
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* ''{{Film/Hancock}}'': The titular hero has found out that he and Mary are the two last survivors of a group of [[PhysicalGod near-inmortal beings of enormous power]] and [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld older than Genghis Khan himself]] who cannot be together without losing their powers and becoming mortal. The film ends with them having to give up on their romance to prevent each other's deaths and to keep the world safe. Problem is (other than Hancock having his heart broken), this means Mary is fated to [[MayflyDecemberRomance see Ray, her son and all the people she'll ever call "loved ones" grow old and die]], so her dreams of living a normal life are all but fated to go down the drain. Same goes for Hancock, and if a certain [[DestructoNookie deleted scene]] is to be believed, he can't even have sex without causing serious damages or death to those he wants to have sex with, so procreation might be out of the question for him (the other option is he ''can'' reproduce and could potentially bring more demigods to the world [[FridgeHorror who may end sharing his same burden...or become supervillains]]). Also, [[ChronicHeroSyndrome since Hancock is so drawn to help others]] that he [[CannotSelfTerminate can't go the same path the other inmortals followed]], this means he's fated to keep helping those in need for perhaps all eternity, [[UngratefulBastard even if they end up treating him like crap later on]]. Finally, if Mary's story is to be believed, [[RelationshipRevolvingDoor Hancock and her have gone through the same on-and-off relationship for a long time]] and will probably end up doing the same thing [[HereWeGoAgain again]].

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* ''{{Film/Hancock}}'': The titular hero has found out that he and Mary are the two last survivors of a group of [[PhysicalGod near-inmortal beings of enormous power]] and [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld older than Genghis Khan himself]] who cannot be together without losing their powers and becoming mortal. The film ends with them having to give up on their romance to prevent each other's deaths and to keep the world safe. Problem is (other than Hancock having his heart broken), this means Mary is fated to [[MayflyDecemberRomance see Ray, her son and all the people she'll ever call "loved ones" grow old and die]], so her dreams of living a normal life are all but fated to go down the drain. Same goes for Hancock, and if a certain [[DestructoNookie deleted scene]] is to be believed, he can't even have sex without causing serious damages or death to those he wants to have sex with, so procreation might be out of the question for him (the other option is he ''can'' reproduce and could potentially bring more demigods to the world [[FridgeHorror who may end sharing his same burden...or become becoming supervillains]]). Also, [[ChronicHeroSyndrome since Hancock is so drawn to help others]] that he [[CannotSelfTerminate can't go the same path the other inmortals followed]], this means he's fated to keep helping those in need for perhaps all eternity, [[UngratefulBastard even if they end up treating him like crap later on]]. Finally, if Mary's story is to be believed, [[RelationshipRevolvingDoor Hancock and her have gone through the same on-and-off relationship for a long time]] and will probably end up doing the same thing [[HereWeGoAgain again]].


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* ''Film/JurassicWorld'''s ending tries to [[InferredHolocaust gloss over]] all the death that happened through the film and has the two leads kissing and walking into the light. However, lots of innocent tourists, [[AdultFear as well as many kids]], security personnel and other employees like Zara ([[{{Retirony}} who was engaged to a guy who won't see her anymore]]) died at the hands of the dinosarus; the park that Hammond dreamed of is going down since its CEO died in a helicopter crash and Claire in particular is most probably going to go to prison.
* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' ends with Gary stopping [[DoomsdayDevice a device that can turn everyone in the planet]] [[AxCrazy into mass-murdering psychos]] JustInTime and saving the day. Except, "JustInTime" here means "[[YouAreTooLate just five minutes after the device was activated]]", meaning that for five full minutes, every person on the planet without a special microchip turned into a bloodthirsty beast for enough time to murder any person nearby (including, of course, loved ones). That could easily mean millions, or even '''billions''' have died and/or caused countless destruction all over the world, and the physical, psychological or economic damage resulting from that could be enough to drive cities or even entire countries to the dirt and to [[DrivenToSuicide make the survivors kill themselves]] (even moreso if [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone they were part of those who murdered or injured their loved ones]]). To top it all off, Gary activated a device that made the aforementioned chips located in the brains of [[CorruptPolitician corrupt leaders and businessmen]] [[MadeOfExplodium explode into a]] [[{{Gorn}} gory mess]], and while that may seem like [[LaserGuidedKarma they got what they deserved]], that also means that dozens of important leaders have died, leaving their badly damaged countries in dire need of new leaders. To put it shortly, there should be no way this movie ended without [[ApocalypseHow the start of the apocalypse]].
3rd Aug '17 10:22:14 AM AlienPatch
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*** For the Windemereans’ case, their future doesn’t look bright for them. Though Heinz is willing to establish peace talks, at the same time, he wants the UN Government to pay for their sins, which might not go very well, as his kingdom will suffer a lot of backlash from the intergalactic community for their actions. Likewise, Heinz is slowly dying after his singing affected his health, and his brother, who is the strongest pilot in the air force, is already died which not only leaves the Aerial Knights in a vulnerable position, but also leaves no successors to take leadership of Windermere once Heinz kicks the bucket.

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*** For the Windemereans’ case, their future doesn’t look bright for them. Though Heinz is willing to establish peace talks, at the same time, he wants the UN Government to pay for their sins, which might not go very well, as his kingdom will suffer a lot of backlash from the intergalactic community for their actions. Likewise, Heinz is slowly dying after his singing affected his health, and his brother, who is the strongest pilot in the air force, is hass already died died, which not only leaves the Aerial Knights in a vulnerable position, but also leaves no successors to take leadership of Windermere once Heinz kicks the bucket.



* ''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 Gjallarhorn, 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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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'': The ending of the show is very uplifting but bittersweet where bittersweet: The majority of the Tekkadan members and their allies died. Mars finally got their independence 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 [[KarmaHoudini was never punished for it, them]], using the death of nearly half the Seven Stars to reform Gjallarhorn, ironically doing what [=McGillis=] Fareed wanted. Since history is WrittenByTheWinners, [=McGillis=] and Tekkadan's names are [[HeroWithBadPublicity forever stained as villains villains]] [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold with only a few people knowing what they truly are.are]].
18th Jul '17 12:12:31 PM Eon-the-Dragon
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** Many fetish works in general tend to feature this, if it isn't a BittersweetEnding or a DownerEnding. Characters may end up in physical or mental harm or even be straight-up KilledOffForReal, but the ending is usually treated as "good" as long as the focus character of the work has the creator's fetish inflicted on them.
16th Jul '17 2:30:51 PM Anddrix
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** Fetish fics in general tend to have [[EsotericHappyEnding Esoteric Happy Endings]] for those who don't get off to it. Characters may end up mutilated, deeply traumatized, [[AndIMustScream unable to continue their lives as they did before]], KilledOffForReal, or even cause an ApocalypseHow situation, but it's usually treated as a happy ending as long as one of the characters gets off to it [[AssholeVictim (or the victim is unlikable enough)]].
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