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17th Sep '17 8:41:08 PM DoctorCooper
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* ''WesternAnimation/BolivarElHeroe'': The real Bolivar's life becomes a hell after he became president: Spanish South America ends up divided, he becomes unpopular (he even had to escape from an assassination attempt) and dies sadly. Those events are not shown even if there is a SequelHook at the ending.
22nd Jul '17 8:15:42 PM Green_lantern40
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* ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers1956'', the book ended with the Pods picking up and leaving after realizing that humanity will never stop fighting them, and the town slowly returning to normal. The movie adaption has a bleaker ending (even with the semi-hopeful Framing Sequence placed by ExecutiveMeddling), and the first and second remakes are bleaker still.

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* ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers1956'', The original ''Invasion of the Body Snatchers'' book ended with the Pods picking packing up and leaving after realizing that humanity will never stop fighting them, and the town slowly returning to normal. The movie adaption [[Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers1956 1956 film adaptation]] has a bleaker ending (even with the semi-hopeful Framing Sequence placed by ExecutiveMeddling), and the first [[Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers1978 first]] and second [[Film/BodySnatchers second]] remakes are bleaker still.
14th Jul '17 8:38:01 PM DoctorCooper
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** ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': In the original myth, Hercules kills Megara and their children in a fit of madness set upon him by Hera. It's one of the ''first'' things Herc does as an adult. All of his heroic deeds involving lions and hydras are forms of [[TheAtoner atonement]]. Of course, this Hercules is ''Hera's'' son[[note]]Hercules' parentage varies DependingOnTheWriter - some myths have him as Zeus' (naturally illegitimate) offspring (Hera, ''Goddess of marriage'', was always faithful to her husband) and given the name "Heracles" - "Beloved of Hera" - to try and deflect some of the expected heat from the Goddess.[[/note]], and she isn't even slightly antagonistic, and the whole thing's been thoroughly [[{{Disneyfication}} Disneyfied]], so Herc and Meg are probably fine.


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* As usual with Moses and the Ten Commandments' adaptations, this happens in ''WesternAnimation/ATaleOfEgypt''. It leaves out the Hebrew incidents and the punishment of Moses' generation not seeing the Promised Land.
1st Jul '17 3:40:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheLionInWinter'' ends with Henry II escaping the plots against him, and preparing to face the future with renewed vitality. According to TheOtherWiki, he died six years later. Phillip and Richard raised arms against him, and Henry was too sick to do anything other than make a complete surrender. John publicly sided against him, and learning that was [[DespairEventHorizon the final shock that killed him]].

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* ''Film/TheLionInWinter'' ends with Henry II escaping the plots against him, and preparing to face the future with renewed vitality. According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, he died six years later. Phillip and Richard raised arms against him, and Henry was too sick to do anything other than make a complete surrender. John publicly sided against him, and learning that was [[DespairEventHorizon the final shock that killed him]].
16th May '17 1:34:59 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'' does this ''in story'', with author WilliamGoldman's fictional father, who's been reading only "the good parts" of the story-within-a-story, leaving off the over-the-top NoEnding paragraph which states that as the heroes ride into the sunset, Inigo's wound reopens, Fezzik takes a wrong turn, Buttercup's horse throws a shoe, and Humperdink is hot on their trail.

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* ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'' does this ''in story'', with author WilliamGoldman's Creator/WilliamGoldman's fictional father, who's been reading only "the good parts" of the story-within-a-story, leaving off the over-the-top NoEnding paragraph which states that as the heroes ride into the sunset, Inigo's wound reopens, Fezzik takes a wrong turn, Buttercup's horse throws a shoe, and Humperdink is hot on their trail.
25th Feb '17 7:41:18 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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** Many novelizations of ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' stop right before Bambi's mother's infamous death scene.
19th Jan '17 8:37:16 AM StFan
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* The "junior" version of ''IntoTheWoods'' completely cuts out the DarkerAndEdgier second act, and instead ends with the HappilyEverAfter ending of the first act.

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23rd Dec '16 10:38:01 AM DracMonster
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* ''Literature/TheDarkTower:'' After the scene of Roland entering the tower but before the narrative shifts inside, King suggests the reader pull this by putting down the book and considering it to have ended happily.
19th Nov '16 1:35:31 PM Prfnoff
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* Some cast albums of musicals end on a happier note than the show does, since older musicals tended not to fully score their more downbeat moments. An egregious case is ''Theatre/GoldenBoy'', where the original cast recording's "Finale" ends with the crowd cheering at the conclusion of the big fight; the show's continuation, however, reveals that [[CasualtyInTheRing the loser died]], the knowledge of which causes the winner to be DrivenToSuicide.
9th Nov '16 9:30:18 AM Morgenthaler
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