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21st Jul '16 2:41:52 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** 1- or 2-player, final boss reached[[note]]Complete stages 1 through 6 to unlock stage 7 and the final boss; continues are permitted on stage 7.[[/note]]: Your character or team destroys the Medallion and regardless of character or team, they go home alive.

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** 1- or 2-player, final boss reached[[note]]Complete stages 1 through 6 without any continues to unlock stage 7 and the final boss; continues are permitted on stage 7.[[/note]]: Your character or team destroys the Medallion and regardless of character or team, they go home alive.
16th Jul '16 4:25:55 AM TwilightLord
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** Interestingly, future games seem to imply that the ''bad ending'' of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'' (where Sonic fails to save Little Planet) is the canon ending. ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4 Episode II'' picks up immediately where ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'' left off, showing the defeated Metal Sonic after his race with Sonic in that game - in Stardust Speedway ''Bad Future''. In ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'', if you get Stardust Speedway Bad Future, it's impossible to get the good ending, because the next stage after that is the final boss, which means that canonically, Sonic fails in that game.

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** Interestingly, future games seem to imply that the ''bad ending'' of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'' (where Sonic fails to save Little Planet) is the canon ending. ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4 Episode II'' picks up immediately where ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'' left off, showing the defeated Metal Sonic after his race with Sonic in that game - in Stardust Speedway ''Bad Future''. In ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'', if you get Stardust Speedway Bad Future, it's impossible to get the good ending, because the next stage after that is the final boss, FinalBoss, which means that canonically, Sonic fails in that game.game.
** ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'' has three endings per character: the bad ending, where you get none of the Chaos Emeralds, the good ending, where you get all the Chaos Emeralds but none of the Super Emeralds, and the best ending, where you get all the Super Emeralds. The good ending for Sonic's story leads directly into Knuckles's story, via TheStinger showing the Eggrobo that becomes Knuckles's recurring boss rising from the wreckage of the Death Egg. Getting the best ending with all three characters, then beating the game with Sonic (and getting the best ending) again, shows an extra scene of the three main characters posing in front of the game's logo.
16th Jul '16 4:18:55 AM TwilightLord
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** Interestingly, future games seem to imply that the ''bad ending'' of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'' (where Sonic fails to save Little Planet) is the canon ending. ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4 Episode II'' picks up immediately where ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'' left off, showing the defeated Metal Sonic after his race with Sonic in that game - in Stardust Speedway ''Bad Future''. In ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'', if you get Stardust Speedway Bad Future, it's impossible to get the good ending, because the next stage after that is the final boss, which means that canonically, Sonic fails in that game.
11th Jul '16 9:00:39 PM BNSF1995
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has three endings -- one where Franklin kills Michael on top of a factory tower, one where Franklin kills Trevor by setting him on fire, and one where all three of them kill the BigBadEnsemble: Steve Haines, Wei Chang, Stretch, and Devin Weston. The third one is the only ending that allows the player to keep playing as all three protagonists [[spoiler:and keep the ability to hang out with friends.]]

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has three endings -- one where Franklin kills Michael on top of a factory tower, one where Franklin kills Trevor by setting him on fire, and one where all three of them kill the BigBadEnsemble: Steve Haines, Wei Chang, Stretch, and Devin Weston. The third one is the only ending that allows the player to keep playing as all three protagonists [[spoiler:and keep the ability to hang out with friends.]]]] It's also the most satisfying and par for the course for the series, as in the other two endings, the villains get away scot-free.
26th Jun '16 6:24:44 AM SaraJaye
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' subverts this: [[spoiler:during the FinalBoss fight against [[BigBad Grima]], you can either have Chrom or [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar]] land the final blow. Chrom slaying Grima with [[ForgottenSuperWeapon Falchion]] will lead to Grima sleeping for another thousand years; the Avatar slaying Grima will destroy him for good, as [[TomatoInTheMirror the Avatar and Grima are one and the same]]. One would think that they'd differ heavily, but they don't. Chrom slaying Grima leads to the Avatar's guilt, yet Chrom's hippy-dippy happy, saying that millions of lives don't compare to theirs, and while the Avatar does die when he/she slays Grima, ThePowerOfFriendship revives them sometime later.]]

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' subverts this: [[spoiler:during the FinalBoss fight against [[BigBad Grima]], you can either have Chrom or [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar]] land the final blow. Chrom slaying Grima with [[ForgottenSuperWeapon Falchion]] will lead to Grima sleeping for another thousand years; the Avatar slaying Grima will destroy him for good, as [[TomatoInTheMirror the Avatar and Grima are one and the same]]. One would think that they'd differ heavily, but they don't. Chrom slaying Grima leads to the Avatar's guilt, yet Chrom's hippy-dippy happy, saying that millions of lives don't compare to theirs, he can't imagine a world without them, and while the Avatar does die when he/she slays Grima, ThePowerOfFriendship revives them sometime later.]]
18th Jun '16 3:19:08 PM Arzion5000
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* It's generally thought that the best ending of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is [[spoiler:the one where you infiltrate the Institute for the Railroad, initiate the Institute quest ''Battle of Bunker Hill'' and then inform the Railroad of the Institute's plans to attack Bunker Hill and help them defend it from the Institute. This results in your cover being blown and you are advised by Desdemona to lead the Minutemen in invading the Institute and sounding the evacuation order before you blow the place to hell. Doing this leaves the Railroad and the Minutemen as effectively allies, and it also means the Brotherhood of Steel will continue to co-exist with the two allied factions in an uneasy truce provided you leave them alone. In other words, this is the ending which involves the least loss of innocent life. Though trickier, it's also possible in the Brotherhood ending to bypass killing off the Railroad by initiating the Institute quest ''Mass Fusion'' and handing it in to the Brotherhood, leading to a similar situation except the Brotherhood is the dominant military force in the region instead of the Minutemen.]]

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* It's generally thought that the best ending of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is [[spoiler:the one where you infiltrate the Institute for the Railroad, initiate the Institute quest ''Battle of Bunker Hill'' and then inform the Railroad of the Institute's plans to attack Bunker Hill and help them defend it from the Institute. This results in your cover being blown and you are advised by Desdemona to lead the Minutemen in invading the Institute and sounding the evacuation order before you blow the place to hell. Doing this leaves the Railroad and the Minutemen as effectively allies, and it also means the Brotherhood of Steel will continue to co-exist with the two allied factions in an uneasy truce provided you leave them alone. In other words, this is the ending which involves the least loss of innocent life. Though trickier, it's also possible in the Brotherhood ending to bypass killing off the Railroad by initiating the Institute quest ''Mass Fusion'' and handing it in to the Brotherhood, leading to a similar situation except the Brotherhood is the dominant military force in the region instead of the Minutemen.]] However, this ending [[spoiler:will lead to your kidnapped son, currently leader of the Institute, to [[NiceJobBreakingItHero despise you for ruining the whole thing]]. ]]
11th May '16 3:25:19 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''ValkyrieProfile'' has three endings, with the A Ending being this trope. Getting it is one of the most frustrating cases of GuideDangIt ever, as the steps needed to have it are either counter-intuitive (with the biggest case being [[spoiler:sending a major character not long after recruiting him to Valhalla in a specific frame of time, and then visiting a specific location in Chapter 7]]), or not shown in-game at all ([[spoiler:which in this case is the KarmaMeter that triggers the A Ending when at a certain level -- it's Lenneth's Seal Rating, which must be below thirty points by Chapter 7. Points go down when recruiting characters or witnessing specific scenes, and it goes up when someone goes to Valhalla]]). The standard B Ending is usually the result of not following these steps (or the [[NonStandardGameOver C Ending]] if you screw up).
** ''[[ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume Covenant of the Plume]]'', though, has a a much more straightforward way of determining it, basing the ending on how often you use the Plume. Given that the Plume [[DeadlyUpgrade effectively murders]] your close friends and allies when you use it, take a wild guess what you have to do to get the good ending.

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* ''ValkyrieProfile'' ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'' has three endings, with the A Ending being this trope. Getting it is one of the most frustrating cases of GuideDangIt ever, as the steps needed to have it are either counter-intuitive (with the biggest case being [[spoiler:sending a major character not long after recruiting him to Valhalla in a specific frame of time, and then visiting a specific location in Chapter 7]]), or not shown in-game at all ([[spoiler:which in this case is the KarmaMeter that triggers the A Ending when at a certain level -- it's Lenneth's Seal Rating, which must be below thirty points by Chapter 7. Points go down when recruiting characters or witnessing specific scenes, and it goes up when someone goes to Valhalla]]). The standard B Ending is usually the result of not following these steps (or the [[NonStandardGameOver C Ending]] if you screw up).
** ''[[ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume ''[[VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume Covenant of the Plume]]'', though, has a a much more straightforward way of determining it, basing the ending on how often you use the Plume. Given that the Plume [[DeadlyUpgrade effectively murders]] your close friends and allies when you use it, take a wild guess what you have to do to get the good ending.
16th Apr '16 6:46:07 PM fightingsoul5616
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* ''VideoGame/StellaGlow'': In Imageepoch's swan swong, by reaching rank 7 affinity with [[spoiler:Klaus]] before he leaves your party the choice to reject a certain character's last wish is made available. In this ending the aforementioned character survives and you will pick up a powerful character later on in the game.
16th Apr '16 3:56:15 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** 1-player, FinalBoss [[NoFinalBossForYou not reached]]: Your character commits HeroicSacrifice in order to destroy the Medallion.
** 2-player, final boss not reached: Depends on your team. Some endings end with both characters intact, in some others one character is shown alive and the fate of the other is ambiguous.
** 1- or 2-player, final boss reached: Your character or team destroys the Medallion and regardless of character or team, they go home alive.

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** 1-player, FinalBoss [[NoFinalBossForYou not reached]]: reached]][[note]]Complete stages 1 through 6 with at least one continue used.[[/note]]: Your character commits HeroicSacrifice in order to destroy the Medallion.
** 2-player, final boss not reached: reached[[note]]Same as above, but finish the stage 6 boss with a second player[[/note]]: Depends on your team. Some endings end with both characters intact, in some others one character is shown alive and the fate of the other is ambiguous.
** 1- or 2-player, final boss reached: reached[[note]]Complete stages 1 through 6 to unlock stage 7 and the final boss; continues are permitted on stage 7.[[/note]]: Your character or team destroys the Medallion and regardless of character or team, they go home alive.
9th Apr '16 12:16:56 AM MissMokushiroku
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* ''VideoGame/MatchesAndMatrimony'' is a PC game which mashes three of Creator/JaneAusten's novels (''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', and ''Literature/{{Persuasion}}'') into one surprisingly well-done game. There are nine possible outcomes to the story, and the player is encouraged to unlock them all. Two involve the {{player character}} remaining unmarried, and the other seven marry her to one of the potential suitors she meets. Most of the endings are good, but the one that is considered best is the one that follows the full plot of ''Pride and Prejudice'' to the marriage of the player character to Mr. Darcy.


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* ''VideoGame/MatchesAndMatrimony'' is a PC game which mashes three of Creator/JaneAusten's novels (''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', and ''Literature/{{Persuasion}}'') into one game. There are nine possible outcomes to the story, and the player is encouraged to unlock them all. Two involve the {{player character}} remaining unmarried, and the other seven marry her to one of the potential suitors she meets. Most of the endings are good, but the one that is considered best is the one that follows the full plot of ''Pride and Prejudice'' to the marriage of the player character to Mr. Darcy.
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