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25th Mar '16 2:45:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Tharg's Future Shocks'' from ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' typically ended with such a twist. One of the best, by Creator/AlanMoore, goes like this: A werewolf on a virtually eternal space flight to an off-world colony looking forward to feasting on everybody else on board whenever the spaceship passes a lunar body finding out the hard way that every passenger and crew member on the vessel is also a werewolf and was hoping to do the same thing (and Earth's space command post happy to know that they've finally figured out a way to get rid of all of the planet's werewolves).

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* ''Tharg's Future Shocks'' from ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' typically ended with such a twist. One of the best, by Creator/AlanMoore, goes like this: A werewolf on a virtually eternal space flight to an off-world colony looking forward to feasting on everybody else on board whenever the spaceship passes a lunar body finding out the hard way that every passenger and crew member on the vessel [[FlockOfWolves is also a werewolf and was hoping to do the same thing thing]] (and Earth's space command post happy to know that they've finally figured out a way to get rid of all of the planet's werewolves).
25th Mar '16 2:44:54 PM Morgenthaler
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** Later comic series like ''ComicBook/HouseOfMystery'' did these out of nostalgia for the old EC horror lines like ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' and its sister titles, ''The Vault of Horror'', ''The Haunt of Fear'', and ''Shock Suspenstories''.

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** Later comic series like ''ComicBook/HouseOfMystery'' did these out of nostalgia for the old EC horror lines like ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' ''ComicBook/TalesFromTheCrypt'' and its sister titles, ''The Vault of Horror'', ''The Haunt of Fear'', and ''Shock Suspenstories''.
21st Mar '16 10:33:00 PM boxorak
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** You can get one in [[spoiler:the KillEmAll ending if you choose not to destroy the world. If you do, the Fallen Child kills ''you'', then destroys the world anyway (the former [[DeathIsCheap doesn't stick]]; the latter does). ]]
13th Mar '16 5:49:26 AM yisfidri
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* Creator/HansChristianAndersen's ''The Shadow''. Once [[spoiler:the Shadow has the original man killed]], it dies itself--since, after all, a shadow can't survive without the one who casts it.
13th Mar '16 5:44:35 AM yisfidri
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* Creator/HansChristianAndersen's ''The Shadow''. Once [[spoiler:the Shadow has the original man killed]], it dies itself--since, after all, a shadow can't survive without the one who casts it.
4th Mar '16 6:10:12 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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--> '''Creature''' (deadpan): [[spoiler: [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Turns out it's Man.]]]]

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--> '''Creature''' (deadpan): '''Creature''': ''(completely deadpan)'' [[spoiler: [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Turns out it's Man.]]]]
20th Feb '16 1:47:30 AM thatother1dude
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->''"[[spoiler:Ethan]] has spent the last ten years doing incredibly stupid and dangerous things, with [[KarmaHoudini very little consequence]]. The end of him had to be, ultimately, a result of his own doing."''

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->''"[[spoiler:Ethan]] ->''"Ethan has spent the last ten years doing incredibly stupid and dangerous things, with [[KarmaHoudini very little consequence]].consequence. The end of him had to be, ultimately, a result of his own doing."''
6th Jan '16 3:16:20 PM MarkLungo
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-> [[spoiler:Ethan]] has spent the last ten years doing incredibly stupid and dangerous things, with [[KarmaHoudini very little consequence]]. The end of him had to be, ultimately, a result of his own doing.
-->-- [[Webcomic/CtrlAltDel Tim Buckley]]

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-> [[spoiler:Ethan]] ->''"[[spoiler:Ethan]] has spent the last ten years doing incredibly stupid and dangerous things, with [[KarmaHoudini very little consequence]]. The end of him had to be, ultimately, a result of his own doing.
-->-- [[Webcomic/CtrlAltDel Tim Buckley]]
doing."''
-->--'''Tim Buckley''', ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''



14th Dec '15 10:53:39 PM WanderingBrowser
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* At least two ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' books:

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* At least two three ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' books:


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** ''The Cuckoo Clock of Doom'': The protagonist has been abused by his AnnoyingYoungerSibling all his life, with the biggest event being when she ''triggered'' the titular ArtifactOfDoom and caused him to come within an inch of being {{Ret Gone}}d out of existence. Luckily, he manages to set it back to normal -- but, because the clock is missing the year in which his sister was born, ''she'' is the one who winds up RetGone. Needless to say, although he says he'll "think about" bringing her back, he obviously settles for his new CloseEnoughTimeline.
10th Dec '15 8:39:20 PM WanderingBrowser
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** Likewise, in ''William and Mary'', this trope gets pulled twice over; first, the titular JerkAss protagonist William dies, and Mary is happy, because he was an emotionally abusive spouse and now she'll be free of him. But then, it turns out that William volunteered for a science experiment that preserves his life as a BrainInAJar. And then it turns out that he can't really enforce his demands on her anymore, so while he's still alive, Mary feels no fear of him anymore, and resolves to enjoy her life and do all the things that William would prevent her from doing, [[AndIMustScream all while he's incapable of doing anything but helplessly watching as she defies his will]].
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