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17th May '16 2:39:03 PM Piando
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* ''Manga/InuYasha'' ends with [[BetaCouple Miroku and Sango]] HappilyMarried with BabiesEverAfter, and [[OfficialCouple Kagome and Inuyasha]] reunited after 3 years of separation, [[TrappedInThePast this time more permanently.]]p

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* ''Manga/InuYasha'' ends with [[BetaCouple Miroku and Sango]] HappilyMarried with BabiesEverAfter, and [[OfficialCouple Kagome and Inuyasha]] reunited after 3 years of separation, [[TrappedInThePast this time more permanently.]]p]]



* A few of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's plays give the characters this, particularly ''AMidsummerNightsDream, Theatre/TwelfthNight,'' and ''AsYouLikeIt''.

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* A few of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's plays give the characters this, particularly ''AMidsummerNightsDream, ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream, Theatre/TwelfthNight,'' and ''AsYouLikeIt''.''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt''.



* Played straight in one ending of ''TheBardsTale''. [[spoiler: It's the ''evil'' ending. The good ending requires sacrificing wealth, power, and the hottest body in the world to save the world, with [[WhatYouAreInTheDark no reward or even recognition for doing so]].]]

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* Played straight in one ending of ''TheBardsTale''.''VideoGame/TheBardsTale''. [[spoiler: It's the ''evil'' ending. The good ending requires sacrificing wealth, power, and the hottest body in the world to save the world, with [[WhatYouAreInTheDark no reward or even recognition for doing so]].]]
17th May '16 2:37:15 PM Piando
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* ''Manga/InuYasha'' ends with [[BetaCouple Miroku and Sango]] HappilyMarried with BabiesEverAfter, and [[OfficialCouple Kagome and Inuyasha]] reunited after 3 years of separation, [[TrappedInThePast this time more permanently.]]p
24th Apr '16 4:10:31 AM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/ThisImmortal'':
** Conrad and Cassandra are not only reunited in the end but also build themselves a new home, complete with a dog and their own private beach on which they end the story, watching the sunset.
** This is also implied with Dos Santos and Diane, whom Conrad suspects to be a couple from the very beginning, but who give up on Returnism and move together to Taler, never to be heard of again.
1st Apr '16 9:51:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Just about every Adam Sandler movie has this. Even if the film doesn't end with him "getting the girl," it will at least end with some kind of happily-ever-after epilogue (case in point: BigDaddy).

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* Just about every Adam Sandler movie has this. Even if the film doesn't end with him "getting the girl," it will at least end with some kind of happily-ever-after epilogue (case in point: BigDaddy).Film/BigDaddy).
23rd Feb '16 9:28:55 AM XFllo
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** Actually they did show Sakura successfully hugging Syaoran in the end, although indirectly [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110210042711/ccs/images/thumb/3/3d/Ccs26.jpg/742px-Ccs26.jpg in the bonus art released later.]] So yeah, it counts.
7th Dec '15 10:02:02 PM PaulA
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* [[TheMovie The cinematic]] [[GrandFinale grand finale]] of ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton finally marry.

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* ''Film/OurMissBrooks'', [[TheMovie The the cinematic]] [[GrandFinale grand finale]] of ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': the series of the same name, Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton finally marry.
16th Nov '15 11:59:05 AM sorako
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* Pretty much everything Creator/{{Disney}} does. Except ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' and ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound''. And the ending of the original novel[[Literature/TheFoxAndTheHound]] was [[DownerEnding even worse]]!

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* Pretty much everything Creator/{{Disney}} does. Except ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' and ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound''. And the ending of the [[Literature/TheFoxAndTheHound original novel[[Literature/TheFoxAndTheHound]] novel of the latter]] was [[DownerEnding even worse]]!
11th Nov '15 4:45:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Rio}}'', as per tradition of most of the known western animated films.

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* ''{{Rio}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'', as per tradition of most of the known western animated films.
8th Nov '15 5:23:49 PM nombretomado
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* The ''RenAndStimpy'' episode "Insomiac Ren" had Stimpy reading a story to Ren.

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* The ''RenAndStimpy'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' episode "Insomiac Ren" had Stimpy reading a story to Ren.
23rd Oct '15 10:25:57 AM StFan
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-->-- ''[[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory]]''

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-->-- ''[[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory]]''
''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''



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* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' - in spite of the intentional Cliffhanger as Sakura jumps across the wide gap between her and Syaoran, it is already clear that the couple (and possibly the other characters, too) get to live happily after the story. The PowerofFriendship and the PowerOfLove prevail! One of the very few anime shows that actually have true happy endings.

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* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' - in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': In spite of the intentional Cliffhanger as Sakura jumps across the wide gap between her and Syaoran, it is already clear that the couple (and possibly the other characters, too) get to live happily after the story. The PowerofFriendship and the PowerOfLove prevail! One of the very few anime shows that actually have true happy endings.









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* ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}'': Played straight as the love-struck robots kiss at the end while the humans rediscover their humanity. The epilogue shows human civilization advancing back to full glory.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}'': ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': Played straight as the love-struck robots kiss at the end while the humans rediscover their humanity. The epilogue shows human civilization advancing back to full glory.



-->'''Prince Lir''': ...A happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.
-->'''Molly Grue''': But what if there isn't a happy ending?
-->'''Schmendrick''': [[{{Deconstruction}} There are no happy endings,]] [[TropesAreNotBad because]] [[NoEnding nothing ends.]]
* ''QuestForCamelot'' ends in this way.

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-->'''Prince Lir''': ...Lir:''' ...A happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.
-->'''Molly Grue''':
story.\\
'''Molly Grue:'''
But what if there isn't a happy ending?
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ending?\\
'''Schmendrick:'''
[[{{Deconstruction}} There are no happy endings,]] [[TropesAreNotBad because]] [[NoEnding nothing ends.]]
* ''QuestForCamelot'' %%* ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' ends in this way.



-->'''Fiona''': I want what every princess wants, to live happily ever after... (Shrek moves in to kiss her, but Fiona stops him) ...''with the '''ogre''' I married''.

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-->'''Fiona''': -->'''Fiona:''' I want what every princess wants, to live happily ever after... (Shrek (''Shrek moves in to kiss her, but Fiona stops him) ...him'') ...''with the '''ogre''' I married''.




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* The ''HighSchoolMusical'' trilogy: Most of the gang get into the colleges they wanted to go to, Troy escapes from the pressure he's under in Albuquerque, and he and Gabriella go to schools near each other so they can stay together.

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* The ''HighSchoolMusical'' ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' trilogy: Most of the gang get into the colleges they wanted to go to, Troy escapes from the pressure he's under in Albuquerque, and he and Gabriella go to schools near each other so they can stay together.






* The Literature/{{Discworld}} novels often [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstruct]] this rather fiercely, especially ''Witches Abroad''. While many end happily, it's the "ever after" part that doesn't hold up past the start of the next book.

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* The Literature/{{Discworld}} ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels often [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstruct]] this rather fiercely, especially ''Witches Abroad''.fiercely.
** Especially ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad''.
While many end happily, it's the "ever after" part that doesn't hold up past the start of the next book.



* Subverted in ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'': the narrator's father said that the characters 'lived happily ever after,' but when the narrator gets around to reading the book himself as an adult, he finds out that it's actually an open ending with the success of the escape [[LeftHanging left in doubt]]. The movie adaptation, however, plays this trope straight.

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* Subverted in ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'': the narrator's father said that the characters 'lived "lived happily ever after,' after," but when the narrator gets around to reading the book himself as an adult, he finds out that it's actually an open ending with the success of the escape [[LeftHanging left in doubt]]. The movie adaptation, however, plays this trope straight.



* Subverted in ''{{Candide}}''. The title character has reunited with his love and Pangloss goes on another diatribe about how this is the best of all possible worlds. Only the girl is sunburned, leathery, and peevish from outdoor labor and, with all the tragedy Candide gamely suffers throughout the story, he politely tells Pangloss to shove it.
** On the other hand, the point of the book is that "If this is not the best of all possible worlds, it is at least not the worst", and Candide manages to find ''some'' satisfaction in his new life. "We must all tend our garden."

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* Subverted in ''{{Candide}}''.''Literature/{{Candide}}''. The title character has reunited with his love and Pangloss goes on another diatribe about how this is the best of all possible worlds. Only the girl is sunburned, leathery, and peevish from outdoor labor and, with all the tragedy Candide gamely suffers throughout the story, he politely tells Pangloss to shove it.
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it. On the other hand, the point of the book is that "If this is not the best of all possible worlds, it is at least not the worst", and Candide manages to find ''some'' satisfaction in his new life. "We must all tend our garden."



** At the ending of ''Literature/TheEyesOfTheDragon'' there is a similar statement: "Did they all live happily ever after? They did not. No one ever does, in spite of what the stories may say. They had their good days, as you do, and they had their bad days, and you know about those. They had their victories, as you do, and they had their defeats, and you know about those, too. There were times when they felt ashamed of themselves, knowing that they had not done their best, and there were times when they knew they had stood where their God had meant them to stand. All I'm trying to say is that they lived as well as they could, each and every one of them; some lived longer than others, but all lived well, and bravely."

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** * At the ending of ''Literature/TheEyesOfTheDragon'' there is a similar statement: "Did they all live happily ever after? They did not. No one ever does, in spite of what the stories may say. They had their good days, as you do, and they had their bad days, and you know about those. They had their victories, as you do, and they had their defeats, and you know about those, too. There were times when they felt ashamed of themselves, knowing that they had not done their best, and there were times when they knew they had stood where their God had meant them to stand. All I'm trying to say is that they lived as well as they could, each and every one of them; some lived longer than others, but all lived well, and bravely."



* ''Literature/TheHobbit'' notes, shortly before the end, that Bilbo "remained very happy to the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long." In a ContinuityNod in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Bilbo mentions that he'd decided on using a similar phrase ("he lived happily ever afterwards to the end of his days") as the ending of his book.
** "But where will they live," Sam wonders under his breath [[spoiler: in his case and Bilbo and Frodo's Eressëa - at least for a while.]]

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* ''Literature/TheHobbit'' notes, shortly before the end, that Bilbo "remained very happy to the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long." In a ContinuityNod in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Bilbo mentions that he'd decided on using a similar phrase ("he lived happily ever afterwards to the end of his days") as the ending of his book.
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book. "But where will they live," Sam wonders under his breath [[spoiler: in his case and Bilbo and Frodo's Eressëa - at least for a while.]]




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* After enduring avalanches of angst and complications from life-changing injuries to divorces to deaths in the family to UnrequitedLove throughout the show's eleven-year run, ''{{Frasier}}'' ends with Martin remarrying, a still-HappilyMarried Niles and Daphne having their first child, and Frasier finally, ''finally'' finding a great woman who he loves and who loves him back. It took years of catastrophes and hijinks, but it's gratifying to see the Crane men finally hit the jackpot.
* ''GoodTimes'': Keith gets another shot at pro football when the Bears give him a contract, enabling him and Thelma to move to a swanky condo. Thelma is pregnant and she and Keith invite Florida to live with them. Michael moves to a dorm on campus. Willona is promoted to head buyer at the boutique and she and Penny also move to the same condo but on a different floor. JJ creates a comic book character called [=DynoWoman=] and she is modeled after Thelma. He is given a huge advance, enabling him to move out of the projects as well.
* The happy ending of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has been a ForegoneConclusion since the first minute of the pilot episode.
** Yet the writers somehow - beyond all realms of reason and imagination - managed to brutal subvert this in the finale. At best it managed a BitterSweetEnding. Played straight with the alternate ending through.
* ''{{Roswell}}'' has an epilogue tacked on to the series finale, revealing that Liz and Max get married and the gang is doing well even though they are permanently on the run from the government. The last line is "All I know is that I'm Liz Parker, and I'm happy."
* ''{{Friends}}'' combines this and a BitterSweetEnding. All the characters are clearly happy with their careers, spouses and families but its also the end of an era and they're, to a certain extent, parting ways.

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* After enduring avalanches of angst and complications from life-changing injuries to divorces to deaths in the family to UnrequitedLove throughout the show's eleven-year run, ''{{Frasier}}'' ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' ends with Martin remarrying, a still-HappilyMarried Niles and Daphne having their first child, and Frasier finally, ''finally'' finding a great woman who he loves and who loves him back. It took years of catastrophes and hijinks, but it's gratifying to see the Crane men finally hit the jackpot.
* ''GoodTimes'': ''Series/GoodTimes'': Keith gets another shot at pro football when the Bears give him a contract, enabling him and Thelma to move to a swanky condo. Thelma is pregnant and she and Keith invite Florida to live with them. Michael moves to a dorm on campus. Willona is promoted to head buyer at the boutique and she and Penny also move to the same condo but on a different floor. JJ creates a comic book character called [=DynoWoman=] and she is modeled after Thelma. He is given a huge advance, enabling him to move out of the projects as well.
* The happy ending of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has been a ForegoneConclusion since the first minute of the pilot episode.
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episode. Yet the writers somehow - -- beyond all realms of reason and imagination - managed to brutal subvert this in the finale. At best it managed a BitterSweetEnding. Played straight with the alternate ending through.
* ''{{Roswell}}'' ''Series/{{Roswell}}'' has an epilogue tacked on to the series finale, revealing that Liz and Max get married and the gang is doing well even though they are permanently on the run from the government. The last line is "All I know is that I'm Liz Parker, and I'm happy."
* ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' combines this and a BitterSweetEnding. All the characters are clearly happy with their careers, spouses and families but its also the end of an era and they're, to a certain extent, parting ways.



* ''TheSteveHarveyShow'': Steve follows Regina to her new job in California, Ced and Lovita win the lottery just as Lovita goes into labor, and Romeo, Lydia, and Bullethead graduate from high school and are accepted at college.

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* ''TheSteveHarveyShow'': ''Series/TheSteveHarveyShow'': Steve follows Regina to her new job in California, Ced and Lovita win the lottery just as Lovita goes into labor, and Romeo, Lydia, and Bullethead graduate from high school and are accepted at college.







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* ''AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'' plays this as a ForegoneConclusion.

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* ''AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'' ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'' plays this as a ForegoneConclusion.




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...And good endings [[TropesAreNotBad remained in style]] happily ever after.

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\n......And good endings [[TropesAreNotBad remained in style]] happily ever after.after.
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