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3rd Jan '16 9:43:02 AM Doug86
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* Someone dies in every episode of ''WesternAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''.

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* Someone dies in every episode of ''WesternAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''.''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''.
12th Dec '15 1:11:38 PM ading
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* Someone dies in every episode of ''WesternAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''.
* ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared]]'': The Teacher in every episode turns out to be EvilAllAlong. [[GenreSavvy Even Duck Guy has become aware of this by the fifth]].
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4th Dec '15 12:35:29 PM Nohbody
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* ''Franchise/BioShock'' had twist endings in the first game, the DLC for the second game, the third game, and the third game's DLC.

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* ''Franchise/BioShock'' ''VideoGame/BioShock'' had twist endings in the first game, the DLC for the second game, the third game, and the third game's DLC.
22nd Nov '15 11:38:42 AM eroock
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-->--'''Creator/MNightShyamalan''', ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''

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-->--'''Creator/MNightShyamalan''', -->-- '''Creator/MNightShyamalan''', ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''
31st Oct '15 5:24:36 PM nombretomado
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* OHenry put so many of these in his stories that the phrase "O. Henry ending" was once a common part of the language.

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* OHenry Creator/OHenry put so many of these in his stories that the phrase "O. Henry ending" was once a common part of the language.
13th Oct '15 3:21:52 PM vifetoile
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As you might expect, it also has the side effect (for good or ill) of making audiences become GenreSavvy and ''expect'' there to be a TwistEnding at the end. This trope isn't [[TropesAreNotBad a negative one though]], authors can make this an element of their style. It's ''overuse'' or ''misuse'' that causes problems as the page quote shows. Clever authors can use the existence of this expectation to use a MetaTwist, the ''[[AvertedTrope absence]]'' of the expected twist.

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As you might expect, it also has the side effect (for good or ill) of making audiences become GenreSavvy and ''expect'' there to be a TwistEnding at the end. At its worst, the audience decides [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy they shouldn't bother even caring or watching.]] This trope isn't [[TropesAreNotBad a negative one though]], authors can make this an element of their style. It's ''overuse'' or ''misuse'' that causes problems as the page quote shows. Clever authors can use the existence of this expectation to use a MetaTwist, the ''[[AvertedTrope absence]]'' of the expected twist.
5th Oct '15 1:37:10 AM Adept
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* The clients in ''NightmareInspector'' hardly ever have their chapters end without some sort of horrid twist.

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* The clients in ''NightmareInspector'' ''Manga/NightmareInspector'' hardly ever have their chapters end without some sort of horrid twist.
12th Sep '15 10:13:10 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': It would be much easier to count the amount of times that The Light ''wasn't'' behind the events of the episode, or obtained some kind of benefit no matter what the heroes did.
22nd Aug '15 7:43:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' uses copious amounts of this trope. This is largely facilitated through some odd combination of [[AlternateReality Alternate Realities]] and/or [[GroundHogDayLoop Groundhog Day]]-ing the plot (it hasn't been quite explained thus far) so that dark twists can occur repeatedly throughout the series and often to the same characters. Some episodes have twist endings that change the twist endings of other episodes based ''entirely on whose perspective it's from.''

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' uses copious amounts of this trope. This is largely facilitated through some odd combination of [[AlternateReality Alternate Realities]] and/or [[GroundHogDayLoop Groundhog Day]]-ing the plot (it hasn't been quite explained thus far) so that dark twists can occur repeatedly throughout the series and often to the same characters. Some episodes have twist endings that change the twist endings of other episodes based ''entirely on whose perspective it's from.''
18th Jun '15 4:27:00 PM MrMercury
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* ''Film/{{Inception}}'', dealing with layered dreams, has to end with a shot that reveals at least one more layer.

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* ''Film/{{Inception}}'', dealing with layered dreams, has to end with a shot that reveals implies at least one more layer.layer. (Though [[WordOfGod Christopher Nolan says]] as far as he's concerned, that actually was reality in the last scene.)
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