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4th Feb '16 10:45:48 AM DanielCase
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* The 1985 New Zealand film adaptation of ''Fillm/TheQuietEarth'' ends this way. The protagonist, one of only three people left alive in New Zealand (it seems), after some sort of never-fully-explained scientific experiment that went haywire resulted in some sort of change that has left the universe increasingly unstable, apparently tries to reverse the experiment, which he believes will kill him in the process if he is successful. After a burst of special effects, the last scene of the film shows him waking up on a beach with a beautiful AlienSky in the background, and getting up to walk out of the frame. Where is he? What happened, or didn't happen?[[note]]The novel doesn't give us any help—it reveals he's stuck in a TimeLoop.[[/note]]
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* The 1985 New Zealand film adaptation of ''Fillm/TheQuietEarth'' ''Film/TheQuietEarth'' ends this way. The protagonist, one of only three people left alive in New Zealand (it seems), after some sort of never-fully-explained scientific experiment that went haywire resulted in some sort of change that has left the universe increasingly unstable, apparently tries to reverse the experiment, which he believes will kill him in the process if he is successful. After a burst of special effects, the last scene of the film shows him waking up on a beach with a beautiful AlienSky in the background, and getting up to walk out of the frame. Where is he? What happened, or didn't happen?[[note]]The novel doesn't give us any help—it reveals he's stuck in a TimeLoop.[[/note]]
4th Feb '16 10:44:05 AM DanielCase
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* ''Film/LawnDogs'' is a fairly realistic and depressing movie about the friendship between a 10 year old girl, Devon, and a 21 year old lower-class outsider, Trent. You know it's going to end bad, when after Devon shoots the man who is beating up Trent and helps him to his car, she gives Trent a comb and a mirror and asks him to throw them out the window as he drives away, to cover his tracks. When he later does so, a river rises up underneath him, and a forest sprouts up behind him. This actually makes some sense metaphorically and was slightly set up, but still seems to come completely out of nowhere.
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* ''Film/LawnDogs'' is a fairly realistic and depressing movie about the friendship between a 10 year old girl, Devon, and a 21 year old lower-class outsider, Trent. You know it's going to end bad, badly, when after Devon shoots the man who is beating up Trent and helps him to his car, she gives Trent a comb and a mirror and asks him to throw them out the window as he drives away, to cover his tracks. When he later does so, a river rises up underneath him, and a forest sprouts up behind him. This actually makes some sense metaphorically and was slightly set up, but still seems to come completely out of nowhere.

* Creator/AndreiTarkovsky's ''Film/Stalker'' has one of these. In the last scene, we see the title character's daughter, who is apparently mute and is said to have suffered from birth defects related to her father's work, all by herself in the family kitchen, seemingly use psychokinetic powers to idly push three glasses off a table as a train roars past outside with enough force to shake the structure. While this seems to have very little connection to any of the events of the film, its possible interpretation has been subject to as much discussion as ''2001'''s ending.
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* Creator/AndreiTarkovsky's ''Film/Stalker'' ''Film/{{Stalker}}'' has one of these. In the last scene, we see the title character's daughter, who is apparently mute and is said to have suffered from birth defects related to her father's work, all by herself in the family kitchen, seemingly use psychokinetic powers to idly push three glasses off a table as a train roars past outside with enough force to shake the structure. While this seems to have very little connection to any of the events of the film, its possible interpretation has been subject to as much discussion as ''2001'''s ending.
4th Feb '16 10:41:40 AM DanielCase
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The Quiet Earth and Stalker
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* The 1985 New Zealand film adaptation of ''Fillm/TheQuietEarth'' ends this way. The protagonist, one of only three people left alive in New Zealand (it seems), after some sort of never-fully-explained scientific experiment that went haywire resulted in some sort of change that has left the universe increasingly unstable, apparently tries to reverse the experiment, which he believes will kill him in the process if he is successful. After a burst of special effects, the last scene of the film shows him waking up on a beach with a beautiful AlienSky in the background, and getting up to walk out of the frame. Where is he? What happened, or didn't happen?[[note]]The novel doesn't give us any help—it reveals he's stuck in a TimeLoop.[[/note]] * Creator/AndreiTarkovsky's ''Film/Stalker'' has one of these. In the last scene, we see the title character's daughter, who is apparently mute and is said to have suffered from birth defects related to her father's work, all by herself in the family kitchen, seemingly use psychokinetic powers to idly push three glasses off a table as a train roars past outside with enough force to shake the structure. While this seems to have very little connection to any of the events of the film, its possible interpretation has been subject to as much discussion as ''2001'''s ending.
2nd Feb '16 2:57:34 PM Vir
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** The series finale. Scoutmaster Lumpus is revealed to be an escaped lunatic who stole the real scoutmaster's identity and lived his life for years. The real scoutmaster? Heffer from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''
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** The series finale. Scoutmaster Lumpus is revealed to be an escaped lunatic who stole the real scoutmaster's identity and lived his life for years. The real scoutmaster? Heffer from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''.
1st Feb '16 10:26:51 PM MyFinalEdits
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Definitely natter
** Actually, not quite so much if you grasp the concept of "Fortean phenomena". Charles Fort was a cranky early 20th century journalist who thought that scientists were full of hogwash and needed to be taken down a peg or two. This he set about doing in four books collecting reports of bizarre, scientifically inexplicable events, including several hundred reports of rains of frogs. (Along with tadpoles, snakes, insects and assorted other wildlife.) The entire film can be taken as testimony to Fort's basic thesis that there's more to life and the world than we currently believe. This was lampshaded in the scene where the Genius Kid is packing his bookbag -- one of the books is by Charles Fort. (Nicely played, Paul T.)
1st Feb '16 10:04:46 PM JRDelta
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** Actually, not quite so much if you grasp the concept of "Fortean phenomena". Charles Fort was a cranky early 20th century journalist who thought that scientists were full of hogwash and needed to be taken down a peg or two. This he set about doing in four books collecting reports of bizarre, scientifically inexplicable events, including several hundred reports of rains of frogs. (Along with tadpoles, snakes, insects and assorted other wildlife.) The entire film can be taken as testimony to Fort's basic thesis that there's more to life and the world than we currently believe. This was lampshaded in the scene where the Genius Kid is packing his bookbag -- one of the books is by Charles Fort. (Nicely played, Paul T.)
1st Feb '16 3:35:45 PM MyFinalEdits
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What's so hard about indenting properly?
* In ''Manga/MiraiNikki'', the final episode consists of Yuki escaping the LotusEaterMachine and convincing 1st!Yuno to not kill 3rd!Yuno, and so she stabs herself, allowing Yuki to win the survival game. He then returns to the Second World, which is now a vast expanse of nothingness, and mourns her for 10,000 years. In the anime, it ends there. The manga adds about three more pages of story, where Yuno suddenly breaks through the wall of space-time with a hammer, telling him she is the 3rd!Yuno, with 1st!Yuno's memories implanted, and they go off to the Third World to rule as Deus's replacements. And Nine/Uryuu has flying babies.
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* In ''Manga/MiraiNikki'', the ''Manga/MiraiNikki'': ** The final anime episode consists of Yuki escaping the LotusEaterMachine and convincing 1st!Yuno to not kill 3rd!Yuno, and so she stabs herself, allowing Yuki to win the survival game. He then returns to the Second World, which is now a vast expanse of nothingness, and mourns her for 10,000 years. In the anime, it ends there. The manga adds about three more pages of story, where Yuno suddenly breaks through the wall of space-time with a hammer, telling him she is the 3rd!Yuno, with 1st!Yuno's memories implanted, and they go off to the Third World to rule as Deus's replacements. And Nine/Uryuu has flying babies.
1st Feb '16 2:17:13 AM CodenameD
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added mirai nikki ova fact
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** The ending from the Manga was made into a Mirai Nikki OVA later on however.
29th Jan '16 9:26:58 PM WalkerRiley
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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' ends with Rand [[spoiler: inexplicably switching bodies with Moridin and being able to manipulate the fabric of reality without using the One Power or True Power.]] We are never given an explanation as to why this is possible."
23rd Jan '16 9:10:04 PM Tuckerscreator
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* Parodied in the first episode of ''Anime/CarnivalPhantasm'', a spoof of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}. After [[ItMakesSenseInContext a very violent game show for the Holy Grail]], Shirou decides the Grail is too terrible to be used and must be destroyed. He promptly uses its powers to shatter it, but inside is... an anthropomorphic cat. Which suddenly summons an army of itself to kidnap Shirou and take him aboard their spaceship. The other characters are dumbfounded.
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* Parodied in the first episode of ''Anime/CarnivalPhantasm'', a spoof of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}.''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''. After [[ItMakesSenseInContext a very violent game show for the Holy Grail]], Shirou decides the Grail is too terrible to be used and must be destroyed. He promptly uses its powers to shatter it, but inside is... an anthropomorphic cat. Which suddenly summons an army of itself to kidnap Shirou and take him aboard their spaceship. The other characters are dumbfounded.
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