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21st Feb '17 3:59:34 AM AnsemPaul
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* ''VideoGame/Punch Club'' The game opens with the protagonist's father being shot and killed by the mysterious man in black and he takes your fathers medallion, which acts as the game's mc guffin. After hard training and fighting your way to to the top, you head to a secret island which has Sub Zero on it for some reason and fight your brother who is considerably weaker than the last 2 guys you fought to get here. The result of this fight has no effect on anything but 2 lines of dialogue, then you confront the Man in Black and he reveals that he is your father. Yep your father's killer is your father ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldda7vhmuxU ) and that he took the medallion so he could destroy because the medallion turned your father and he destroyed a city except not really or something. Maybe time travel was involved? Not that anyone says, and time travel had not been mentioned up to the that point. Nothing else is explained, no one reacts, asks questions or says anything else, then you get to walk around for a few more seconds before the credits role and that's it. No after scene credits and loading your save takes you back to the last of fight of the championship. Also played for laughs in the the Dark Fist quest line (unlike the main story where the ending is quite serious). It ends with the revelation that evil Mastermind is [[spoiler your cat who faked his own death]] and you stop him by [[spoiler: telling him off, telling him not to try taking over the world then taking him home]]

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* ''VideoGame/Punch Club'' The game opens with the protagonist's father being shot and killed by the mysterious man in black and he takes your fathers medallion, which acts as the game's mc guffin. After hard training and fighting your way to to the top, you head to a secret island which has Sub Zero on it for some reason and fight your brother who is considerably weaker than the last 2 guys you fought to get here. The result of this fight has no effect on anything but 2 lines of dialogue, then you confront the Man in Black and he reveals that he is your father. Yep your father's killer is your father ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldda7vhmuxU ) and that he took the medallion so he could destroy because the medallion turned your father and he destroyed a city except not really or something. Maybe time travel was involved? Not that anyone says, and time travel had not been mentioned up to the that point. Nothing else is explained, no one reacts, asks questions or says anything else, then you get to walk around for a few more seconds before the credits role and that's it. No after scene credits and loading your save takes you back to the last of fight of the championship. Also played for laughs in the the Dark Fist quest line (unlike the main story where the ending is quite serious). It ends with the revelation that evil Mastermind is [[spoiler [[spoiler: your cat who faked his own death]] and you stop him by [[spoiler: telling him off, telling him not to try taking over the world then taking him home]]
21st Feb '17 3:58:23 AM AnsemPaul
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* ''VideoGame/Punch Club'' The game opens with the protagonist's father being shot and killed by the mysterious man in black and he takes your fathers medallion, which acts as the game's mc guffin. After hard training and fighting your way to to the top, you head to a secret island which has Sub Zero on it for some reason and fight your brother who is considerably weaker than the last 2 guys you fought to get here. The result of this fight has no effect on anything but 2 lines of dialogue, then you confront the Man in Black and he reveals that he is your father. Yep your father's killer is your father ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldda7vhmuxU ) and that he took the medallion so he could destroy because the medallion turned your brother evil and he destroyed a city except not really or something. Maybe time travel was invovled? Nothing else is explained, no one reacts, asks questions or says anything else, then you get to walk around for a few more seconds before the credits role and that's it. No after scene credits and loading your save takes you back to the last of fight of the championship

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* ''VideoGame/Punch Club'' The game opens with the protagonist's father being shot and killed by the mysterious man in black and he takes your fathers medallion, which acts as the game's mc guffin. After hard training and fighting your way to to the top, you head to a secret island which has Sub Zero on it for some reason and fight your brother who is considerably weaker than the last 2 guys you fought to get here. The result of this fight has no effect on anything but 2 lines of dialogue, then you confront the Man in Black and he reveals that he is your father. Yep your father's killer is your father ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldda7vhmuxU ) and that he took the medallion so he could destroy because the medallion turned your brother evil father and he destroyed a city except not really or something. Maybe time travel was invovled? involved? Not that anyone says, and time travel had not been mentioned up to the that point. Nothing else is explained, no one reacts, asks questions or says anything else, then you get to walk around for a few more seconds before the credits role and that's it. No after scene credits and loading your save takes you back to the last of fight of the championshipchampionship. Also played for laughs in the the Dark Fist quest line (unlike the main story where the ending is quite serious). It ends with the revelation that evil Mastermind is [[spoiler your cat who faked his own death]] and you stop him by [[spoiler: telling him off, telling him not to try taking over the world then taking him home]]
21st Feb '17 3:54:29 AM AnsemPaul
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* ''VideoGame/Punch Club'' The game opens with the protagonist's father being shot and killed by the mysterious man in black and he takes your fathers medallion, which acts as the game's mc guffin. After hard training and fighting your way to to the top, you head to a secret island which has Sub Zero on it for some reason and fight your brother who is considerably weaker than the last 2 guys you fought to get here. The result of this fight has no effect on anything but 2 lines of dialogue, then you confront the Man in Black and he reveals that he is your father. Yep your father's killer is your father ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldda7vhmuxU ) and that he took the medallion so he could destroy because the medallion turned your brother evil and he destroyed a city except not really or something. Maybe time travel was invovled? Nothing else is explained, no one reacts, asks questions or says anything else, then you get to walk around for a few more seconds before the credits role and that's it. No after scene credits and loading your save takes you back to the last of fight of the championship
7th Feb '17 1:32:35 AM rjd1922
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* ''Fable'', a 1996 adventure game of no relation to the one from Lionhead Studios. The entire game is full of SceneryPorn and an admittedly interesting story. However, once you try to give yourself the knowledge of the Mecubarz, all you see is a cutscene where the protagonist is in jail, with the narrator describing how it was his birthday and how he couldn't believe that he killed all of his own family with a spoon. Another version of the game existed where he simply returned to have lunch with his girlfriend. A Gainax Ending gone ''horribly'' wrong, so bad it's even listed on the NoEnding trope as one of its worst offenders.

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* ''Fable'', a 1996 adventure game of no relation to [[VideoGame/{{Fable}} the one from Lionhead Studios.Studios]]. The entire game is full of SceneryPorn and an admittedly interesting story. However, once you try to give yourself the knowledge of the Mecubarz, all you see is a cutscene where the protagonist is in jail, with the narrator describing how it was his birthday and how he couldn't believe that he killed all of his own family with a spoon.frozen mackerel. Another version of the game existed where he simply returned to have lunch with his girlfriend. A Gainax Ending gone ''horribly'' wrong, so bad it's even listed on the NoEnding trope as one of its worst offenders.
16th Jan '17 3:23:18 PM Lemia
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* In ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'', [[YouLoseAtZeroTrust failing to get on any character's path]] causes Yoosung to become convinced that Zen's [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall fourth wall-leaning]] dream about them all being preprogrammed robots is completely true and a mysterious tattooed man to show up at his house and promise to take him away to a "paradise". This ending can also serve as genuine {{foreshadowing}} for a player who hasn't played all the routes yet, as [[spoiler:it's the earliest point in the game where the player can see what "Unknown" looks like and get a hint about his true motivations (though it's not specified here that it ''is'' him)]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'', [[YouLoseAtZeroTrust failing to get on any character's path]] causes Yoosung to become convinced that Zen's [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall fourth wall-leaning]] dream about them all being preprogrammed robots is completely true and a mysterious tattooed man to show up at his house and promise to take him away to a "paradise". This The ending can also serve as genuine {{foreshadowing}} for makes a player who hasn't bit more sense if you've played through all the routes yet, as [[spoiler:it's game's routes, but it will feel completely out of the earliest point in the game where the player can see what "Unknown" looks like and get a hint about his true motivations (though it's not specified here that it ''is'' him)]].blue if you haven't.
16th Jan '17 2:51:25 PM Lemia
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* In ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'', [[YouLoseAtZeroTrust failing to get on any character's path]] causes Yoosung to become convinced that Zen's [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall fourth wall-leaning]] dream about them all being preprogrammed robots is completely true and a mysterious tattooed man to show up at his house and promise to take him away to a "paradise". This ending can also serve as genuine {{foreshadowing}} for a player who hasn't played all the routes yet, as [[spoiler:it's the earliest point in the game where the player can see what "Unknown" looks like and get a hint about his true motivations (though it's not specified here that it ''is'' him)]].
16th Jan '17 6:33:23 AM PastaCow
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* The Italian DonaldDuck stories of the series ''ComicBook/DoubleDuck'' have our protagonist as a secret agent, with the first story arc full of plot twists. Of course, the story arc ends by revealing the identity of the leader of The Agency for which Donald works for: [[spoiler:an hologram of Donald]]. [[MindScrewdriver Thankfully, it gets explained throughout the second story arc]] ([[spoiler:the leader, for example, is actually an AI The Agency based on Donald's thought processes, as it turns out he has an uncanny talent to deal with the unexpected, execute [[OutsideTheBoxTactic Outside-the-Box Tactics]] and play XanatosSpeedChess, and uses the hologram as an interface]]).

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* The Italian DonaldDuck stories of the series ''ComicBook/DoubleDuck'' have our protagonist as a secret agent, with the first story arc full of plot twists. Of course, the story arc ends by revealing the identity of the leader of The Agency for which Donald works for: [[spoiler:an [[spoiler:a hologram of Donald]]. [[MindScrewdriver Thankfully, it gets explained throughout the second story arc]] ([[spoiler:the leader, for example, is actually an AI The Agency based on Donald's thought processes, as it turns out he has an uncanny talent to deal with the unexpected, execute [[OutsideTheBoxTactic Outside-the-Box Tactics]] and play XanatosSpeedChess, and uses the hologram as an interface]]).
5th Jan '17 9:54:12 PM CountDorku
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* ''Literature/{{Remnants}}'' suffered from major [[TheChrisCarterEffect Chris Carter Effect]], but the finale was especially weird. So, in our [[ADayInTheLimelight second-to-last]] book, Tate winds up SharingABody with our antagonists, who are good now, and somehow time-travels to the past (but still after the apocalypse?) to crash [[SapientShip Mother]] into the Earth. Back with our main characters, Sancho had a vision from... Tate's spirit, maybe?, to go to the crash sight. It turns out that Billy (who is SharingABody with the missing five humans or something?) can use Tate's corpse to fix the Earth, somehow, as long as he's also holding Echo's blind baby. This has to happen on Echo's birthday, because reasons. So we get people debating whether or not they want the world to be fixed (since the Marauders don't know if it'll be better), and also [=2Face=] hears her dead mother talking to her and then dies. Finally Billy does the thing and also dies, the baby isn't blind anymore and the world has plants and cows again. We end with a DistantFinale where the characters are married and have kids, though the narration notes that nobody knows what happened to the Alphas. Then again, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome we still don't know what happened to D-Caf, either]].

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* ''Literature/{{Remnants}}'' suffered from major [[TheChrisCarterEffect Chris Carter Effect]], but the finale was especially weird. So, in our [[ADayInTheLimelight second-to-last]] book, Tate winds up SharingABody with our antagonists, who are good now, and somehow time-travels to the past (but still after the apocalypse?) to crash [[SapientShip Mother]] into the Earth. Back with our main characters, Sancho had a vision from... Tate's spirit, maybe?, to go to the crash sight.site. It turns out that Billy (who is SharingABody with the missing five humans or something?) can use Tate's corpse to fix the Earth, somehow, as long as he's also holding Echo's blind baby. This has to happen on Echo's birthday, because reasons. So we get people debating whether or not they want the world to be fixed (since the Marauders don't know if it'll be better), and also [=2Face=] hears her dead mother talking to her and then dies. Finally Billy does the thing and also dies, the baby isn't blind anymore and the world has plants and cows again. We end with a DistantFinale where the characters are married and have kids, though the narration notes that nobody knows what happened to the Alphas. Then again, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome we still don't know what happened to D-Caf, either]].


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* The ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' series subscribed to the theory that a book wasn't complete without a MandatoryTwistEnding, leading to a few endings that came out of nowhere and made no sense even in a setting where anything can be mistaken for anything else so long as it takes place over a chapter break. There was one where the main characters turned out to have been dogs turned into humans. There was one where it turned out that a seemingly supernatural incident was being faked by some characters who were secretly aliens all along. There was even one where the story you'd been reading was a work-in-progress written by the monster for his monster friends.
5th Jan '17 12:53:46 PM jccw227
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* The final scene of the series finale for ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' reveals that [[spoiler: the entire series was [[AllJustADream the dream of ]] [[Series/TheBobNewhartShow Dr. Robert Hartley.]]]] It's considered to be one of the greatest moments in television.
30th Dec '16 5:56:09 AM MaxWest2
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* The Czech short film ''Animation/ClubOfTheDiscarded'' ends with the all the movie's mannequins gathered around a television screen and watching it. They are watching television static.
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