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26th May '16 1:36:51 AM BNSF1995
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* At the end of the ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' TV Movie ''WesternAnimation/ChannelChasers'', Timmy learns that he will have to one day grow up and part ways with Cosmo and Wanda, but that he can still cherish the time he has with them. We're then treated to a DistantFinale that shows an adult Timmy and his two children Tommy and Tammy, who are shown to have Cosmo and Wanda as fairy godparents. In 2011's ''LiveActionTV/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner'', however, it turns out that this CharacterDevelopment for Timmy was thrown out the window in favor of having him live his life [[StatusQuoIsGod exactly the same way he did as a kid]], including still having Cosmo and Wanda, even though he should've parted ways with them upon becoming an adult. In a more meta sense of the trope, the events of the live-action movies also overrode the ending to ''Channel Chasers'', [[{{Retcon}} retconning]] the entire ending out of existence in favor of this future.

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* At the end of the ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' TV Movie ''WesternAnimation/ChannelChasers'', Timmy learns that he will have to one day grow up and part ways with Cosmo and Wanda, but that he can still cherish the time he has with them. We're then treated to a DistantFinale that shows an adult Timmy and his two children Tommy and Tammy, who are shown to have Cosmo and Wanda as fairy godparents. In 2011's ''LiveActionTV/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner'', however, it turns out that this CharacterDevelopment for Timmy was thrown out the window in favor of having him live his life [[StatusQuoIsGod exactly the same way he did as a kid]], including still having Cosmo and Wanda, even though he should've parted ways with them upon becoming an adult. In a more meta sense of the trope, the events of the live-action movies also overrode the ending to ''Channel Chasers'', [[{{Retcon}} retconning]] the entire ending out of existence in favor of this future. Even then, though, the canonicity of the live-action films is frequently questioned, as they seemed to be more of a vehicle for Drake Bell and Daniella Monet, especially since the third film involved an event [[Main/FanonDiscontinuity most fans would like to forget]].
26th May '16 1:34:50 AM BNSF1995
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' ended with the Maximals successfully capturing [[BigBad Megatron]] and taking him back to Cybertron, with him tied to the roof of their spaceship. However, in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'', it's revealed that Megatron has been able to successfully take over Cybertron, in large part ''because'' he was left outside the spaceship. [[note]]it let him jump off and out of the timestream and return to Cybertron much earlier than the Maximals[[/note]] Originally, had there been a fourth season of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', their version of Megatron would have escaped from prison (he is arrested at the end of the show's final episode), possibly with help from Team Chaar, and been reformatted into a Triple Changer.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' ended with the Maximals successfully capturing [[BigBad Megatron]] and taking him back to Cybertron, with him tied to the roof of their spaceship. However, in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'', it's revealed that Megatron has been able to successfully take over Cybertron, in large part ''because'' he was left outside the spaceship. [[note]]it let him jump off and out of the timestream and return to Cybertron much earlier than the Maximals[[/note]] Originally, had there been a fourth season of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', their version of Megatron would have escaped from prison (he is arrested at the end of the show's final episode), possibly with help from Team Chaar, and been reformatted into a Triple Changer. Some fanfics take it a bit further and see Megatron being reformatted into ''[[Main/AxCrazy Galvatron]]''.
26th May '16 1:33:17 AM BNSF1995
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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 is either dead or are badly suppressing the urge to kill him. 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 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 are badly suppressing the urge to kill him.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.]]
26th May '16 1:32:01 AM BNSF1995
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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. 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 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.Impact, and everyone Shinji knew and love is either dead or are badly suppressing the urge to kill him. The Rei that he meets in this movie, to make things worse, is a clone: the Rei he thought he rescued is gone.]]
25th May '16 9:19:17 PM MyFinalEdits
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* A downplayed example in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' franchise; while the ''main'' ending in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' doesn't get cancelled (the [[BigBad Archdemon]] stays dead and Ferelden still survives), a lot of the improvements you can potentially bring to other problems in the story will inevitably be made meaningless to not get in the way of the story. Most notably, if a Mage [[PlayerCharacter Warden]] managed to get more freedom for the Circle of Magi, this will inevitably turn out to be a failure, since one of the main plot-points in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is a Mage-Templar war.

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* A downplayed example in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' franchise; while ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
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the ''main'' ending in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' doesn't get cancelled (the [[BigBad Archdemon]] stays dead and Ferelden still survives), a lot of the improvements you can potentially bring to other problems in the story will inevitably be made meaningless to not get in the way of the story. Most notably, if a Mage [[PlayerCharacter Warden]] managed to get more freedom for the Circle of Magi, this will inevitably turn out to be a failure, since one of the main plot-points in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is a Mage-Templar war.
25th May '16 7:54:38 PM sayaleviathan
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** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' has [[PlayerCharacter the Inquisitor]] defeating the BigBad, sealing the breach for good and there’s a new Divine of the Chantry. Come the ''Trespasser'' DLC, [[spoiler:the anchor is hurting the Inquisitor like hell, the two nations that you helped in the game want to disband the Inquisition, your party member Solas wants to destroy Thedas in order to pay for his mistake (giving the orb to the BigBad which started the whole mess) and to save the elves and he had his agents infiltrated the Inquisition. It gets worse that you’re unable to convince Solas who later cut off your anchor arm, leaving you crippled and you’re left with the decision to disband the Inquisition which would lessen chances in going after him or to leave it intact which would be more prone to corruption]].
21st May '16 4:44:35 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ends with the titular team defeating an ancient Sumerian deity, sending it back where it came from, and being hailed as heroes by a grateful city. Then ''Film/GhostbustersII'' opens up five years later with their reputation in shambles, the partnership dissolved, a court order preventing them from offering their services, and some of them even being so desperate that they have taken to performing at birthday parties. Peter and Dana broke up too. Fortunately, the happy ending of ''that'' movie seems to stick, as the video game (which is considered canon) shows them still active a few years later, and the current mayoral administration having very Ghostbuster-friendly policies. It's one of the few that is a ''logical extension'' of the ending, however. The team eliminated all of the ghosts by defeating Gozan. No ghosts, no job.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' ends with the titular team defeating an ancient Sumerian deity, sending it back where it came from, and being hailed as heroes by a grateful city. Then ''Film/GhostbustersII'' opens up five years later with their reputation in shambles, the partnership dissolved, a court order preventing them from offering their services, and some of them even being so desperate that they have taken to performing at birthday parties. Peter and Dana broke up too. Fortunately, the happy ending of ''that'' movie seems to stick, as the video game (which is considered canon) shows them still active a few years later, and the current mayoral administration having very Ghostbuster-friendly policies. It's one of the few that is a ''logical extension'' of the ending, however. The team eliminated all of the ghosts by defeating Gozan. No ghosts, no job.
19th May '16 7:33:11 AM matruz
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' had a definite ending in which the eponymous hero brought peace to the ninja world, [[EarnYourHappyEnding achieved his lifelong dream, found love 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 brought peace to the ninja world, [[EarnYourHappyEnding redeemed his best friend, achieved his lifelong dream, dream,]] [[HappilyMarried found love 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]]'']].
14th May '16 11:10:08 PM lalalei2001
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' had a definite ending in which the eponymous hero brought peace to the ninja world, [[EarnYourHappyEnding achieved his lifelong dream, found love 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 brought peace to the ninja world, [[EarnYourHappyEnding achieved his lifelong dream, found love and fathered two children]], the 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]]'']].
6th May '16 3:02:47 PM comicwriter
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** ''Film/IronMan2'' had Tony and Pepper becoming an OfficialCouple, and ''Film/IronMan3'' ended with Tony destroying his suits and promising to spend more time with her. [[spoiler: In ''Civil War'' the couple are separated, and it turns out that Tony's inability to stay retired after ''Iron Man 3'' was one of the major reasons why they split up.]]

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** ''Film/IronMan2'' had Tony and Pepper becoming an OfficialCouple, and ''Film/IronMan3'' ended with Tony destroying his suits and promising to spend more time with her. [[spoiler: In ''Civil War'' War'', the couple two are separated, and it turns out that Tony's inability to stay retired after ''Iron Man 3'' was one of the major reasons why they split up.]]
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