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23rd May '18 4:54:37 PM looneynightmare
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* The ending of ''Film/TheGoodSon'' leaves several questions unanswered after [[spoiler:Henry's death]]: [[spoiler:Was his body found? It was last seen getting swept out to sea, Did Connie ever come out of her coma? Did Wallace and Susan's marriage remain intact? Did Wallace believe Mark and Susan about what happened to Henry?]]
** The tie in novel states that [[spoiler:Henry's body was found and he was buried under a tree and Connie came out of her coma]] everything else was unexplained.
10th May '18 3:44:22 PM TangyMango
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' originally ended with the title character helping a baby, with no resolution on stopping Aku. Originally {{Subverted|Trope}} as Creator/GenndyTartakovsky was to have plans to helm the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen now-cancelled]] [[TheMovie movie]]. DoubleSubverted as a fifth season was already completed.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' originally ended with the title character helping a baby, with no resolution on stopping Aku. Originally {{Subverted|Trope}} as creator Creator/GenndyTartakovsky was to have plans to helm the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen now-cancelled]] [[TheMovie movie]]. DoubleSubverted as a fifth season was already completed.
9th May '18 7:04:38 PM TangyMango
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' originally ended with the title character helping a baby, with no resolution on stopping Aku. Originally {{Subverted|Trope}} as Creator/GenndyTartakovsky was to have plans to helm the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen now-cancelled]] [[TheMovie movie]]. DoubleSubverted as a fifth season was already completed.
29th Apr '18 7:22:43 PM kablammin45
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* Much like ''Disney Infinity'' above, TheStinger of the main campaign of ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' [[spoiler: showing an unseen character picking up a bit of Lord Vortech and getting corrupted by it, clearly setting something up]] was never to be followed up on as the franchise ended up being abruptly cut short as well.
31st Mar '18 12:48:27 PM nombretomado
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* Mio's fate in the canon ending of ''FatalFrame III'' is left deliberately ambiguous, [[spoiler: but given [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption how these games tend to go]], she probably didn't survive.]] In the fourth game, the question of whether or not [[spoiler:Misaki]] lived is also left unanswered.

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* Mio's fate in the canon ending of ''FatalFrame III'' ''VideoGame/FatalFrameIIITheTormented'' is left deliberately ambiguous, [[spoiler: but given [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption how these games tend to go]], she probably didn't survive.]] In the fourth game, the question of whether or not [[spoiler:Misaki]] lived is also left unanswered.
29th Mar '18 11:45:29 PM Sammettik
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* Near its end, ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' got hit by this twice in quick succession. In ''Hey Arnold! The Movie'', Helga confesses her feelings to Arnold, but at the end claims she said it on the heat of the moment. From his unconvinced smile, and the fact that he later flirts with her while dancing tango in "April Fool's Day", it's pretty clear he knows that's not the case. However, he never actually responds to Helga's confession at all. And then, at the end of "The Journal", Arnold finds a map of the San Lorenzo jungle that could lead him to his lost parents' whereabouts. This was intended to be the lead-in to the second ''Hey Arnold!'' film, known as "The Jungle Movie", which would've resolved ''both'' of these questions, but Craig Bartlett's departure from Nickelodeon, coupled with the low gross of the first film, led to the GrandFinale of the series being cancelled. It would be more than a decade before this trope would be [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] with the announcement of ''[[WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheJungleMovie The Jungle Movie]]'' going back into production as a two-part TV movie. It's notable that this was only achieved because of a loving fan base. [[ViewersToTheRescue Fans were intensely driven to help fund the return of the series as a movie]] and it finally picked up speed in the mid 2010's and led to a full resolution. The end result turned out to be just one movie, but with the door open for potential follow-up installments.

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* Near its end, ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' got hit by this twice in quick succession. In ''Hey Arnold! The Movie'', Helga confesses her feelings to Arnold, but at the end claims she said it on the heat of the moment. From his unconvinced smile, and the fact that he later flirts with her while dancing tango in "April Fool's Day", it's pretty clear he knows that's not the case. However, he never actually responds to Helga's confession at all. And then, at the end of "The Journal", Arnold finds a map of the San Lorenzo jungle that could lead him to his lost parents' whereabouts. This was intended to be the lead-in to the second ''Hey Arnold!'' film, known as "The Jungle Movie", which would've resolved ''both'' of these questions, but Craig Bartlett's departure from Nickelodeon, coupled with the low gross of the first film, led to the GrandFinale of the series being cancelled. It would be more than a decade before this trope would be [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] with the announcement of ''[[WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheJungleMovie The Jungle Movie]]'' going back into production as a two-part TV movie. It's notable that this was only achieved because of a loving fan base. [[ViewersToTheRescue [[SavedByTheFans Fans were intensely driven to help fund the return of the series as a movie]] and it finally picked up speed in the mid 2010's and led to a full resolution. The end result turned out to be just one movie, but with the door open for potential follow-up installments.
24th Mar '18 12:07:22 AM nicocoro
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* ''Anime/MahouSensou'' introduces [[KudzuPlot a number of plot twists and potential story arcs]] throughout the second half of the show, and then ends [[GainaxEnding suddenly and]] ''[[GainaxEnding very]] [[GainaxEnding strangely]] without resolving any of them. Takeshi's mother using a ring that boosts her powers but drains her life force in order to train him? Never brought up again. Wizard Brace being accused of [[OldShame historical]] [[WitchHunt war crimes]]? Never brought up again. [[spoiler:Ida's sister]] ''being kidnapped by the freaking magical FBI?'' Guess what? Never brought up again! The final episode then delivered the biggest and most confusing plot twist of the whole show, and then promptly ended without explaining anything at all.

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* ''Anime/MahouSensou'' introduces [[KudzuPlot a number of plot twists and potential story arcs]] throughout the second half of the show, and then ends [[GainaxEnding suddenly and]] ''[[GainaxEnding very]] [[GainaxEnding strangely]] strangely]]'' without resolving any of them. Takeshi's mother using a ring that boosts her powers but drains her life force in order to train him? Never brought up again. Wizard Brace being accused of [[OldShame historical]] [[WitchHunt war crimes]]? Never brought up again. [[spoiler:Ida's sister]] ''being kidnapped by the freaking magical FBI?'' Guess what? Never brought up again! The final episode then delivered the biggest and most confusing plot twist of the whole show, and then promptly ended without explaining anything at all.
23rd Mar '18 8:54:51 PM nanakiro
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** Eventually when Ian got his show, ''WesternAnimation/OkKOLetsBeHeroes'', greenlit years later after becoming an animator. He dedicated an episode to Hero and Galgarion ultimately resolving their feud and Hero going back home to Cherry where they later have a child. It was about as much closure fans were gonna get of the series despite the other plotlines that were still going on since the webcomic ended.

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** Eventually when Ian got his show, ''WesternAnimation/OkKOLetsBeHeroes'', ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'', greenlit years later after becoming an animator. He dedicated an episode to Hero and Galgarion ultimately resolving their feud and Hero going back home to Cherry where they later have a child. It was about as much closure fans were gonna get of the series despite the other plotlines that were still going on since the webcomic ended.
23rd Mar '18 8:51:13 PM nanakiro
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* The original Japanese release of ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' ended like this. After sending [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Giegue]] packing, Ninten and his party start to walk away from the battle field... and then the scene pauses, the credits roll, and you're left with a "To be continued..." for your troubles. The [[NoExportForYou unreleased American localization]] averted this, adding an epilogue that gave a proper resolution for all the characters in the game; this was kept in the game when ''[[UpdatedRerelease Mother 1 + 2]]'' was released on the Game Boy Advance years later.

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* The original Japanese release of ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' ended like this. After sending [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Giegue]] packing, Ninten and his party start to walk away from the battle field... and then the scene pauses, the credits roll, and you're left with a "To be continued..." for your troubles. The [[NoExportForYou unreleased then-unreleased American localization]] averted this, adding an epilogue that gave a proper resolution for all the characters in the game; this was kept in the game when ''[[UpdatedRerelease Mother 1 + 2]]'' was released on the Game Boy Advance years later.
23rd Mar '18 8:43:24 PM nanakiro
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* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' pulls this to a seemingly sadistic degree. [[spoiler:In literally the last minute, Stocking inexplicably [[FaceHeelTurn reveals she's actually a demon]], chops Panty into pieces, and leaves Brief on a quest to gather them back up.]] The end. Aside from a tease in the episode itself, there hasn't been a whisper of a new season in the years since to follow any of this up -- which was the point, as it was a LampshadeHanging on other shows with similar conclusions. [[spoiler: ''Geekboy Homecoming'' ended up subverting this by showing the tail end of that plot thread and how brief got Panty back, but [[ZigZaggedTrope that just opened a whole]] ''[[ZigZaggedTrope new]]'' [[ZigZaggedTrope can of worms]] by throwing in cryptic references to whatever's going on with Stocking and Garterbelt as well as the loose plot threads from [[Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco a completely unrelated series]] in ''its'' last few pages. No matter the studio, the folks behind ''[=P&S=]'' really like trolling their audience.]]

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* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' pulls this to a seemingly sadistic degree. [[spoiler:In literally the last minute, Stocking inexplicably [[FaceHeelTurn reveals she's actually a demon]], chops Panty into pieces, and leaves Brief on a quest to gather them back up.]] The end. Aside from a tease in the episode itself, there hasn't been a whisper of a new season in the years since to follow any of this up -- which was the point, as it was a LampshadeHanging on other shows with similar conclusions. [[spoiler: ''Geekboy Homecoming'' ended up subverting this by showing the tail end of that plot thread and how brief Brief got Panty back, but [[ZigZaggedTrope that just opened a whole]] ''[[ZigZaggedTrope new]]'' [[ZigZaggedTrope can of worms]] by throwing in cryptic references to whatever's going on with Stocking and Garterbelt as well as the loose plot threads from [[Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco a completely unrelated series]] in ''its'' last few pages. No matter the studio, the folks behind ''[=P&S=]'' really like trolling their audience.]]
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