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27th Nov '16 4:37:30 PM fearlessnikki
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* With ''{{Film/Cake}}'' being a SliceOfLife about a woman dealing with chronic pain, this is expected. The final scene of the movie has Claire and Silvana laying some flowers on Nina's grave and then getting back into the car to drive home. Showing how this can still be used positively Claire - who for the rest of the movie had preferred to ride in the car lying down - chooses to ride in the car sitting up. This at least hints that she's making progress.
* ''Film/AlreadyTomorrowInHongKong'' has two strangers meeting and falling for each other in the course of two nights. Ruby reveals that she's actually engaged and will be moving back to America next week. They acknowledge that they've been emotionally cheating on their spouses, but are unsure what to do next. The film cuts off before either of them decide whether they'll part now or start a relationship.
24th Nov '16 11:15:10 AM jamespolk
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* ''[[Film/{{Wings 1966}} Wings]]'': Nadya, missing her GloryDays as a World War II fighter pilot, is given to visiting the airfield and chatting up the pilots. When one pilot has to go back to the hanger, Nadya climbs up into his plane on a whim. The pilots, who all know her, start pushing the plane around the field. Nadya gets an odd look on her face. To everyone's surprise, she starts the engine and takes off. There's another POV shot from a plane soaring through the air. [[TheEnd конец]].
11th Nov '16 3:44:15 PM rjd1922
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* In the arcade DJ Boy (really obscure beat-'em-up), you play a breakdancing, skating brawler taking on the street gang that swiped your boom box. Even says so right on the cabinet: "DJ BOY'S BEEN RIPPED OFF! HELP HIM GET HIS BOOM BOX BACK." After slugging your way through a multitude of bruisers (and some pretty weird bosses), your final, climactic battle is...a couple of ordinary bosses. Well, okay, a victory is a victory. The ending? 1. DJ Boy does the same fade-to-black dance bit he did at the end of each of the previous levels, just a bit longer. 2. Credit scroll. ''That's it''. You never even find out if he recovered his boom box!

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* In the arcade DJ Boy ''DJ Boy'' (really obscure beat-'em-up), you play a breakdancing, skating brawler taking on the street gang that swiped your boom box. Even says so right on the cabinet: "DJ BOY'S BEEN RIPPED OFF! HELP HIM GET HIS BOOM BOX BACK." After slugging your way through a multitude of bruisers (and some pretty weird bosses), your final, climactic battle is...a couple of ordinary bosses. Well, okay, a victory is a victory. The ending? 1. DJ Boy does the same fade-to-black dance bit he did at the end of each of the previous levels, just a bit longer. 2. Credit scroll. ''That's it''. You never even find out if he recovered his boom box!
11th Nov '16 3:43:22 PM rjd1922
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* ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan Mega Man Soccer]]'' [[http://tcrf.net/Mega_Man_Soccer#Ending does have an ending]], but due to poor programming, the game simply takes the player back to the title screen after defeating Dr. Wily's team.

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* ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan ''[[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Mega Man Soccer]]'' [[http://tcrf.net/Mega_Man_Soccer#Ending net/Mega_Man_Soccer#Unused_Endings does have an ending]], but due to poor programming, the game simply takes the player back to the title screen after defeating Dr. Wily's team.
3rd Nov '16 8:36:55 PM nombretomado
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* WebVideo/JonTron ends most of his videos either with one of these or a GainaxEnding. The ''HomeAlone'' game review, for example, starts with Jon sleeping for a month after [[ItMakesAsMuchSenseInContext inhaling noxious fumes after trying to cook nuts on a stove to find that his bird starved to death and the only way to bring him back is to find a good Home Alone game to appease the ghost of Macaulay Culkin (who's not dead.)]] When he finally finds a halfway decent one, he comes back to try and get ghost!Culkin to reappear, only for Jon to realize "Shit, I hallucinated that, didn't I?" End video.

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* WebVideo/JonTron ends most of his videos either with one of these or a GainaxEnding. The ''HomeAlone'' ''Film/HomeAlone'' game review, for example, starts with Jon sleeping for a month after [[ItMakesAsMuchSenseInContext inhaling noxious fumes after trying to cook nuts on a stove to find that his bird starved to death and the only way to bring him back is to find a good Home Alone game to appease the ghost of Macaulay Culkin (who's not dead.)]] When he finally finds a halfway decent one, he comes back to try and get ghost!Culkin to reappear, only for Jon to realize "Shit, I hallucinated that, didn't I?" End video.
29th Oct '16 9:30:16 AM nombretomado
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* Episodes of ''TheGoonShow'' almost never had real endings, but sometimes they made it completely obvious, such as:

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* Episodes of ''TheGoonShow'' ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' almost never had real endings, but sometimes they made it completely obvious, such as:
24th Oct '16 1:44:19 PM ChaoticNovelist
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When the main plot is resolved but other threads aren't, that's a different trope: LeftHanging. If a happy ending would seem like an AssPull, it's a BolivianArmyEnding. When the lack of ending is passed off as being a good reward, it's AWinnerIsYou. If the writer ends the story in a way where the viewer or reader must decide by his own interpretation how it ended, it's an AmbiguousEnding. This trope may be combined with NegativeContinuity, if the last episode's problems simply disappear. But when a big story arc is dismissed with a {{handwave}}, it's an AbortedArc.

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When the main plot is resolved but other threads aren't, that's a different trope: LeftHanging. If the story ends right before a happy ending would seem like an AssPull, big fight scene it's a BolivianArmyEnding. When the lack of ending is passed off as being a good reward, it's AWinnerIsYou. If the writer ends the story in a way where the viewer or reader must decide by his own interpretation how it ended, it's an AmbiguousEnding. This trope may be combined with NegativeContinuity, if the last episode's problems simply disappear. But when a big story arc is dismissed with a {{handwave}}, it's an AbortedArc.



* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest V2'' ends with [[spoiler: Bryan Calvert receiving a HannibalLecture by [[BigBad Danya]]. Bryan attacks Danya,]] and... well, nothing. As of v4, people ''still'' don't know what happened after that. There was supposed to be a part two, but at this rate we'll never know other than [[BigBad Danya]] and [[TheDragon Wilson]] got out of the situation alive. A final end may or may not be upcoming, however.

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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest V2'' ends with [[spoiler: [[BigBad Danya]] gives this big evil speech and Bryan Calvert receiving a HannibalLecture by [[BigBad Danya]]. Bryan attacks Danya,]] and... well, nothing.and nothing else happens. As of v4, people ''still'' don't know what happened after that. There was supposed to be a part two, but at this rate we'll never know other than [[BigBad Danya]] and [[TheDragon Wilson]] got out of the situation alive. A final end may or may not be upcoming, however.upcoming.
16th Oct '16 2:11:27 PM eroock
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* ''Film/InnerSpace'' ends with nebbish supermarket clerk Jack Putter riding off to rescue his friends... and ends with him in midchase. Of course, the point was that Jack was now heroic, instead of the wimp he used to be, but people really wanted to see if and how he rescued them.
5th Oct '16 11:58:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* The cliffhanger ending of "Haunted" in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is an example. The writers -- as they have confirmed in interviews -- didn't place a high priority on explaining things.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
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The cliffhanger ending of "Haunted" in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is an example."Haunted". The writers -- as they have confirmed in interviews -- didn't place a high priority on explaining things.



* The ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' song "The Song of the Cebu" ends this way, to much annoyance on the part of Archibald and the audience in general (Jerry wanted his money back, but the show was free).

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* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'':
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The ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' song "The Song of the Cebu" ends this way, to much annoyance on the part of Archibald and the audience in general (Jerry wanted his money back, but the show was free).



** The ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'''s retelling of the story of Jonah ends extremely abruptly, with Jonah in the middle of a hissy fit after God has rebuked him for wishing death on the repentant city of Nineveh. This follows the original Biblical account, where the story ended equally abruptly.

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** The ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'''s show's retelling of the story of Jonah ends extremely abruptly, with Jonah in the middle of a hissy fit after God has rebuked him for wishing death on the repentant city of Nineveh. This follows the original Biblical account, where the story ended equally abruptly.



* The ''WesternAnimation/NedsNewt'' episode "26 Angry Women" ends this way while Newton is [[LampshadeHanging complaining about episodes that end early in favor of more advertising time]].

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The ''WesternAnimation/NedsNewt'' episode "26 Angry Women" ends this way while Newton is [[LampshadeHanging complaining about episodes that end early in favor of more advertising time]].



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' did this at the end of "The Duke" (which ends with Finn and Jake being attacked by the Marquis of Nuts and [[ItMakesSenseInContext an angry squirrel]]) and "The Chamber of Frozen Blades" (which ends with Finn and Jake punching the Ice King for kidnapping Dr. Princess).

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
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did this at the end of "The Duke" (which ends with Finn and Jake being attacked by the Marquis of Nuts and [[ItMakesSenseInContext an angry squirrel]]) and "The Chamber of Frozen Blades" (which ends with Finn and Jake punching the Ice King for kidnapping Dr. Princess).



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' did this with "Gullible Pants". In it, Mr. Krabs going into the Krusty Krab, only to see [=SpongeBob=], whom he had left in charge, dancing in front of a crowd that's cowering in fear. Then the episode ends without resolution (only Mr. Krabs being demoted to busboy).

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
** The show
did this with "Gullible Pants". In it, Mr. Krabs going into the Krusty Krab, only to see [=SpongeBob=], whom he had left in charge, dancing in front of a crowd that's cowering in fear. Then the episode ends without resolution (only Mr. Krabs being demoted to busboy).



* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "The Great Indoors", just as Jeremy is about to finally tell Candace what he likes about her, it suddenly cuts to a soccer game and the episode ends, mirroring the earlier subplot with Doofenshmirtz's favorite soap opera being preempted by soccer (However you gotta admit it, that ''is'' a funny way to end an episode).

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "The Great Indoors", just as Jeremy is about to finally tell Candace what he likes about her, it suddenly cuts to a soccer game and the episode ends, mirroring the earlier subplot with Doofenshmirtz's favorite soap opera being preempted by soccer (However you gotta admit it, that ''is'' a funny way to end an episode).



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' episode "Big Flakes" has the eponymous characters still trapped in the cabin and now reduced to eating nails and wood. It then cuts to outside the cabin, and all the snow has melted except the snow that's still covering the cabin. Everyone outside is oblivious to the snowed-in cabin. TheEnd.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'':
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episode "Big Flakes" has the eponymous characters still trapped in the cabin and now reduced to eating nails and wood. It then cuts to outside the cabin, and all the snow has melted except the snow that's still covering the cabin. Everyone outside is oblivious to the snowed-in cabin. TheEnd.



* The episode "Ghost Boy" of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' has the Titans die and end up as ghosts by the end. At first it seems like an EverybodyLaughsEnding and a FadeToBlack. Then it cuts back to the ghost Titans just floating there with Cyborg wondering what to do now.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'':
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The episode "Ghost Boy" of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' has the Titans die and end up as ghosts by the end. At first it seems like an EverybodyLaughsEnding and a FadeToBlack. Then it cuts back to the ghost Titans just floating there with Cyborg wondering what to do now.
5th Oct '16 11:54:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''HancocksHalfHour'' used a similar plot over a decade earlier. Hancock becomes obsessed with solving a murder mystery with the final page torn out. He tries tracking down the author at home only to find that he died several years earlier; he can't find another copy of the book; every attempt to solve the murder himself ends up failing. Eventually he hits upon the idea of looking up the British Library's file copy... only to discover that [[spoiler:the author died before finishing the book, so it was printed with the ending missing]].

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** ''HancocksHalfHour'' * ''Series/HancocksHalfHour'' used a similar plot over a decade earlier. Hancock becomes obsessed with solving a murder mystery with the final page torn out. He tries tracking down the author at home only to find that he died several years earlier; he can't find another copy of the book; every attempt to solve the murder himself ends up failing. Eventually he hits upon the idea of looking up the British Library's file copy... only to discover that [[spoiler:the author died before finishing the book, so it was printed with the ending missing]].
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