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24th Jul '16 2:41:44 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'': the Ooarai High School is shutting down, but it will remain open if its tankery team manages to win the national tournament. After many trials and hardships, the tournament is won. ''Girls Und Panzer Der Film'' opens with an announcement that the school's closing down anyway, as apparently the administration's promise to keep the school open was hollow. [[spoiler:Anzu manages to negotiate a promise to have the school remain open if the tankery team wins a match against a University-level team... and this time she gets the agreement in writing so they can't back out of it.]]
8th Jul '16 8:28:14 PM Discar
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** On a smaller scale, the Del Rey novels can be considered this for the previous books published by Bantam. The Bantam novels [[Literature/HandOfThrawn ended]] with peace actually being made between the Republic and Empire, and the sane Admiral Pellaeon taking control of the latter after a long succession of evil kooks. When Del Rey got the rights, however, they promptly revealed the Yuuzhan Vong, an OutsideContextVillain arguably even worse than the Empire, and had a number of Bantam-era characters (and even some movie characters) [[CListFodder reduced to cannon fodder]] or [[FaceHeelTurn turned evil]]. Timothy Zahn, the best-regarded Bantam writer, has criticized Del Rey for doing this.

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** On a smaller scale, the Del Rey novels can be considered this for the previous books published by Bantam. The Bantam novels [[Literature/HandOfThrawn ended]] with peace actually being made between the Republic and Empire, and the sane Admiral Pellaeon taking control of the latter after a long succession of evil kooks. When Del Rey got the rights, however, they promptly revealed the Yuuzhan Vong, an OutsideContextVillain OutsideContextProblem arguably even worse than the Empire, and had a number of Bantam-era characters (and even some movie characters) [[CListFodder reduced to cannon fodder]] or [[FaceHeelTurn turned evil]]. Timothy Zahn, the best-regarded Bantam writer, has criticized Del Rey for doing this.



* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' goes further. Not that the second game had ''happiness'' to override (it got a GainaxEnding instead thanks to [[ChristmasRushed a rushed deadline]]), but it nullifies every accomplishment from both games. The Exile walks into an obvious trap and gets killed, and the first game's PlayerCharacter has been tortured for 300 years in an effort to ''stall'' the new Sith Empire and has gone insane as a result. A bunch of sidequests are revealed to have ultimately ended in despair. The Republic does get some victories within the game storyline, but let's face it, they can't win until they stop updating the game... the best thing they've got is that Republic survival is a ForegoneConclusion. And in a later storyline, some OutsideContextVillain (the BigBad's "side project") just wiped out both governments, and completely tossed all the PlayerCharacter's accomplishments out an airlock.

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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' goes further. Not that the second game had ''happiness'' to override (it got a GainaxEnding instead thanks to [[ChristmasRushed a rushed deadline]]), but it nullifies every accomplishment from both games. The Exile walks into an obvious trap and gets killed, and the first game's PlayerCharacter has been tortured for 300 years in an effort to ''stall'' the new Sith Empire and has gone insane as a result. A bunch of sidequests are revealed to have ultimately ended in despair. The Republic does get some victories within the game storyline, but let's face it, they can't win until they stop updating the game... the best thing they've got is that Republic survival is a ForegoneConclusion. And in a later storyline, some OutsideContextVillain OutsideContextProblem (the BigBad's "side project") just wiped out both governments, and completely tossed all the PlayerCharacter's accomplishments out an airlock.
3rd Jul '16 9:08:15 PM sorin255
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* PlayedForLaughs regarding [[ButtMonkey Rebecca Howe]] in the Series/Frasier episode "The One Where Sam Shows Up." Sam describes how everyone at Cheers has been getting along since Frasier moved to Seattle. Rebecca, who was last seen happily married to a plumber at the end of Cheers, had been divorced when her husband struck rich.

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* PlayedForLaughs regarding [[ButtMonkey Rebecca Howe]] in the Series/Frasier ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' episode "The One Where Sam Shows Up." Sam describes how everyone at Cheers has been getting along since Frasier moved to Seattle. Rebecca, who was last seen happily married to a plumber at the end of Cheers, had been divorced when her husband struck rich.
3rd Jul '16 9:07:17 PM sorin255
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* PlayedForLaughs regarding Rebecca Howe in the [[Series/Frasier]] episode "The One Where Sam Shows Up." Sam describes how everyone at Cheers has been getting along since Frasier moved to Seattle. Rebecca, who was last seen happily married to a plumber at the end of Cheers, had been divorced when her husband struck rich and was "back at the bar."

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* PlayedForLaughs regarding [[ButtMonkey Rebecca Howe Howe]] in the [[Series/Frasier]] Series/Frasier episode "The One Where Sam Shows Up." Sam describes how everyone at Cheers has been getting along since Frasier moved to Seattle. Rebecca, who was last seen happily married to a plumber at the end of Cheers, had been divorced when her husband struck rich and was "back rich.
--> '''Sam:''' She's back
at the bar."\\
'''Frasier:''' Working at Cheers again?\\
'''Sam:''' No... Just back at the bar.\\
3rd Jul '16 9:04:32 PM sorin255
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* PlayedForLaughs regarding Rebecca Howe in the [[Series/Frasier]] episode "The One Where Sam Shows Up." Sam describes how everyone at Cheers has been getting along since Frasier moved to Seattle. Rebecca, who was last seen happily married to a plumber at the end of Cheers, had been divorced when her husband struck rich and was "back at the bar."
3rd Jul '16 5:58:27 PM Dravencour
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** ''Diablo II'' ends with the new hero seemingly defeating Diablo and his two brothers by slaying them, collecting their [[SoulJar Soulstones]] and breaking them, seemingly killing them for good. Comes ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', it turns out some EvilSorcerer created [[ArtifactOfDoom the Dark Soulstone]], a corrupted version of the Soulstones, where the Demon Lord's souls ended up after their apparent demise. In the game's climax, Diablo has the Dark Soulstone implanted inside [[ApocalypseMaiden his daughter Leah]] by [[SixthRangerTraitor Adriah]], allowing him to not only come back, but also [[FusionDance merge with both his two brothers and the three other Demon Lords]], resulting in [[CameBackStrong an even more powerful version of him]] who [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs assaults the Heavens]].

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** ''Diablo II'' ends with the new hero seemingly defeating Diablo and his two brothers by slaying them, collecting their [[SoulJar Soulstones]] and breaking them, seemingly killing them for good. Comes ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', it turns out some EvilSorcerer created [[ArtifactOfDoom the Dark Soulstone]], a corrupted version of the Soulstones, where the Demon Lord's souls ended up after their apparent demise. In the game's climax, Diablo has the Dark Soulstone implanted inside [[ApocalypseMaiden his daughter Leah]] by [[SixthRangerTraitor Adriah]], Adria]], the witch from the first game who it turns out was in league with him all along, allowing him to not only come back, but also [[FusionDance merge with both his two brothers and the three four other Demon Lords]], resulting in [[CameBackStrong an even more powerful version of him]] him called the Prime Evil]] who [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs [[HellInvadesHeaven assaults the Heavens]].Heavens themselves]].
2nd Jul '16 3:49:27 PM mlsmithca
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** The first game was an early example of this; the Orc and Human campaigns seemed to be treated as alternate universes; on the one hand, the Humans prevailed and defeated the Orcish Horde. On the other, the Orcs razed Stormwind Keep and killed the human king. ''Tides of Darkness''', the sequel, revealed the Orc campaign was made canon. ''Tides Of Darkness'' was itself treated similarly; this time the expansion, ''Beyond the Dark Portal'', revealed the Alliance victory to be the canonical one. (Blizzard would switch tactics with ''Franchise/StarCraft'' and abandon this technique entirely for ''VideoGame/WarCraft III'', wherein they actually subvert their earlier use of the trope by clarifying that elements from both Horde and Alliance campaigns from the previous games happened--for example, the death of Medivh (Human in ''I'') and Gul'dan's betrayal (Horde in ''II'')--but the Orc ending mission for ''I'' and the Alliance ending mission for ''II'' canceled out the opposing side.)
** ''Warcraft III'' ended with TheAlliance, the [[TheAtoner reformed Horde]] and the Night Elves finally [[EnemyMine putting their different aside and joining forces]] against [[[TheLegionsOfHell the Burning Legion]], defeating their leader [[OmnicidalManiac Archimonde]] alledgebly for good and saving Azeroth. Comes the extension ''Frozen Throne'', it turns out [[TheUndead the Scourge]] took advantage on the Legion's defeat to become their own faction and a new threat on Azeroth, while a human KnightTemplar attempted an unprovoked offensive on the Horde, reigniting the hostilities between Orcs and Humans. And then things get even worse in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', where not only do the Alliance and Horde get more and more agressive toward each other, to the point of regularly grabbing the ConflictBall, but the Legion is back again.

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** The first game was an early example of this; the Orc and Human campaigns seemed to be treated as alternate universes; on the one hand, the Humans prevailed and defeated the Orcish Horde. On the other, the Orcs razed Stormwind Keep and killed the human king. ''Tides of Darkness''', Darkness'', the sequel, revealed the Orc campaign was made canon. ''Tides Of Darkness'' was itself treated similarly; this time the expansion, ''Beyond the Dark Portal'', revealed the Alliance victory to be the canonical one. (Blizzard would switch tactics with ''Franchise/StarCraft'' and abandon this technique entirely for ''VideoGame/WarCraft III'', wherein they actually subvert their earlier use of the trope by clarifying that elements from both Horde and Alliance campaigns from the previous games happened--for example, the death of Medivh (Human in ''I'') and Gul'dan's betrayal (Horde in ''II'')--but the Orc ending mission for ''I'' and the Alliance ending mission for ''II'' canceled out the opposing side.)
** ''Warcraft III'' ended with TheAlliance, the [[TheAtoner reformed Horde]] and the Night Elves finally [[EnemyMine putting their different aside and joining forces]] against [[[TheLegionsOfHell [[TheLegionsOfHell the Burning Legion]], defeating their leader [[OmnicidalManiac Archimonde]] alledgebly allegedly for good and saving Azeroth. Comes Come the extension ''Frozen Throne'', it turns out [[TheUndead the Scourge]] took advantage on of the Legion's defeat to become their own faction and a new threat on Azeroth, while a human KnightTemplar attempted an unprovoked offensive on the Horde, reigniting the hostilities between Orcs and Humans. And then things get even worse in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', where not only do the Alliance and Horde get more and more agressive aggressive toward each other, to the point of regularly grabbing the ConflictBall, but the Legion is back again.
30th Jun '16 8:32:08 AM matruz
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' had a definite ending in which the eponymous hero after living many years as a pariah [[MessianicArchetype brought peace to the ninja world]], [[ThePowerOfFriendship redeemed his best friend,]] [[EarnYourHappyEnding gained acceptance and recognition from his village, achieved his lifelong dream,]] [[HappilyMarried found love]] [[BabiesEverAfter and fathered two children]]. The sequel manga, ''[[Manga/{{Boruto}} Boruto: Naruto Next Generation]]'' kicks off by showing [[spoiler:[[DoomedHometown the Village of Konoha destroyed]] and a now more grown-up Naruto's son, Boruto Uzumaki, fighting a powerful enemy who is implied to have ''[[HeroKiller killed his father]]'']].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' had a definite ending in which the eponymous hero hero, [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer after living many years as a pariah pariah]], [[MessianicArchetype brought managed to bring peace to the ninja world]], [[ThePowerOfFriendship redeemed his best friend,]] [[EarnYourHappyEnding gained acceptance and recognition from his village, achieved his lifelong dream,]] [[HappilyMarried found love]] [[BabiesEverAfter and fathered two children]]. The sequel manga, ''[[Manga/{{Boruto}} Boruto: Naruto Next Generation]]'' kicks off by showing [[spoiler:[[DoomedHometown the Village of Konoha destroyed]] and a now more grown-up Naruto's son, Boruto Uzumaki, fighting a powerful enemy who is implied to have ''[[HeroKiller killed his father]]'']].
30th Jun '16 7:20:28 AM matruz
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' had a definite ending in which the eponymous hero brought peace to the ninja world, [[EarnYourHappyEnding redeemed his best friend, achieved his lifelong dream,]] [[HappilyMarried found love]] [[BabiesEverAfter and fathered two children]]. The sequel manga, ''[[Manga/{{Boruto}} Boruto: Naruto Next Generation]]'' kicks off by showing [[spoiler:the Village of Konoha destroyed and an older Naruto's son, Boruto Uzumaki, fighting a powerful enemy who is implied to have ''[[HeroKiller killed his father]]'']].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' had a definite ending in which the eponymous hero after living many years as a pariah [[MessianicArchetype brought peace to the ninja world, world]], [[ThePowerOfFriendship redeemed his best friend,]] [[EarnYourHappyEnding redeemed gained acceptance and recognition from his best friend, village, achieved his lifelong dream,]] [[HappilyMarried found love]] [[BabiesEverAfter and fathered two children]]. The sequel manga, ''[[Manga/{{Boruto}} Boruto: Naruto Next Generation]]'' kicks off by showing [[spoiler:the [[spoiler:[[DoomedHometown the Village of Konoha destroyed destroyed]] and an older a now more grown-up Naruto's son, Boruto Uzumaki, fighting a powerful enemy who is implied to have ''[[HeroKiller killed his father]]'']].
30th Jun '16 1:45:49 AM darksoul4242
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* ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'': at the end of the second movie, Shinji succeeds in rescuing Rei from an Angel that had devoured her, inadvertently starting [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]] in the process, not that he's concerned. [[spoiler:TheStinger, however, has Kaworu stop Third Impact, and by the time the third movie begins, nearly all of humanity is shown to have perished when Shinji nearly started Third Impact, and everyone Shinji knew and love (except Kaworu) is either dead or flat-out hate him, some (like Asuka and Misato) rather irrationally. The Rei that he meets in this movie, to make things worse, is a clone: the Rei he thought he rescued is gone.]]

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* ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'': at At the end of the second movie, Shinji succeeds in rescuing Rei from an Angel that had devoured her, inadvertently starting [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]] in the process, not that he's concerned. [[spoiler:TheStinger, however, has Kaworu stop Third Impact, and by the time the third movie begins, nearly all of humanity is shown to have perished when Shinji nearly started Third Impact, and everyone Shinji knew and love (except Kaworu) is either dead or flat-out hate him, some (like Asuka and Misato) rather irrationally. The Rei that he meets in this movie, to make things worse, is a clone: the Rei he thought he rescued is gone.]]
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