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28th Aug '16 11:36:27 PM Kazmahu
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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' seems to treat StatusQuoIsGod the same was as the in-universe one - [[GodIsDead dead as a doornail]]. Enemies are dealt with completely, whether it's via [[HeelFaceTurn redemption]] or death. With clearly-defined, low-level exceptions, dead is dead - a villain blasted to atoms isn't coming back, and this is consistent enough that [[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies Issei's death]] comes as a genuine WhamEpisode, and his resurrection is as miraculous to the reader as it is in-universe]]. Characters and relationships develop over time, and changes tend to stick. By far the biggest example is volume 21, where [[spoiler:pretty much every senior figure of the alliance has [[SealedEvilInADuel sealed themselves in a pocket dimension with Trihexa]], meaning the young adult protagonists suddenly find themselves in charge of entire nations and war efforts and have to do a lot of growing up very quickly. Part of this is TheChampion Issei stepping out of Rias's shadow and becoming a High-Class Devil himself, ''succeeding'' in his long-term goal of having a peerage of his own.]]
7th Aug '16 9:02:15 AM ZimFan89
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** Season Three ends with a six month TimeSkip, which reveals that [[spoiler: Coulson has been replaced as Director, and Daisy has become a renegade vigilante.]]



** Season 5 ends with [[spoiler: Gold signing over control of Storybrooke to Mr. Hyde, who is introduced alongside other characters from the Land of Untold Stories (thus expanding the show's scope well beyond fairytales and fairytale-inspired works), while the Evil Queen is [[LiteralSplitPersonality separated]] from Regina and becomes her [[EnemyWithout own person]].]]



** The first season finale sees a wormhole ripped open in the universe [[spoiler:due to Eddie Thawne's suicide to prevent [[BigBad Eobard Thawne]] from ever being born.]] This ends up opening the door to the Multiverse, revealing several alternate worlds and realities co-exist with the Flash's, to the point that it's even allowed him to cross over into worlds from [[Series/{{Supergirl}} other comic book shows]].

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** The first season finale sees a wormhole ripped open in the universe [[spoiler:due to Eddie Thawne's suicide to prevent [[BigBad Eobard Thawne]] from ever being born.]] This ends up opening the door to the Multiverse, revealing several alternate worlds and realities co-exist with the Flash's, to the point that it's even allowed him to cross over into worlds from [[Series/{{Supergirl}} [[Series/{{Supergirl2015}} other comic book shows]].shows]].
** The second season ends with [[spoiler: Barry, past the DespairEventHorizon, going back in time and saving his mother from the Reverse-Flash]], changing history and creating an AlternateTimeline.
7th Aug '16 8:45:29 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Film/IronMan1'' comes off as a fairly simple action movie for most of its running time, with all of its plot threads tied up perfectly by the end. Then the one-two punch of the ending comes. First, the ultra-persistent Agent Coulson finally catches up with Tony and helpfully provides him with a pre-written statement to explain his odd behavior to the press; when it turns out that the statement is simply "[[WhamLine I am Iron Man"]], we know that Tony's secret identity is out the window for good, and he now has a high-level government agency involved in his life. Then, [[TheStinger after the credits]], we get to meet Coulson's boss--[[spoiler:a certain [[ComicBook/NickFury deep-voiced Black man with an eyepatch]], who offers to discuss something called "[[ComicBook/TheAvengers The Avenger Initiative]]"]]. For savvy fans of the comics, that scene instantly made it clear that this "simple action movie" was going to be the start of one ''hell'' of a MythArc.
* By the end of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' [[spoiler:the World Security Council is dead, S.H.I.E.L.D. has become a ghost organization due to massive internal corruption, HYDRA did not die off when the Red Skull vanished and now Nick Fury is using his presumed death to hunt them down, Black Widow's cover has been exposed and she is now seeking a new identity, and Captain America and The Falcon are chasing down The Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes to snap him out of his brainwashing]].
* By the end of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' [[spoiler:The only remaining active Avengers are Iron Man and Vision, with most of the rest having been arrested and subsequently broken out by Captain America and now fugitives. War Machine is rendered paralyzed and likely won't be able to walk again without assistance. T'Challa, aka Black Panther, is now secretly giving Captain America and Bucky Barnes sanctuary, with Bucky put in cryogenic stasis until Wakanda's scientists can undo HYDRA's brainwashing.]]

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''Film/IronMan1'' comes off as a fairly simple action movie for most of its running time, with all of its plot threads tied up perfectly by the end. Then the one-two punch of the ending comes. First, the ultra-persistent Agent Coulson finally catches up with Tony and helpfully provides him with a pre-written statement to explain his odd behavior to the press; when it turns out that the statement is simply "[[WhamLine I am Iron Man"]], we know that Tony's secret identity is out the window for good, and he now has a high-level government agency involved in his life. Then, [[TheStinger after the credits]], we get to meet Coulson's boss--[[spoiler:a certain [[ComicBook/NickFury deep-voiced Black man with an eyepatch]], who offers to discuss something called "[[ComicBook/TheAvengers The Avenger Initiative]]"]]. For savvy fans of the comics, that scene instantly made it clear that this "simple action movie" was going to be the start of one ''hell'' of a MythArc.
* ** By the end of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' [[spoiler:the World Security Council is dead, S.H.I.E.L.D. has become a ghost organization due to massive internal corruption, HYDRA did not die off when the Red Skull vanished and now Nick Fury is using his presumed death to hunt them down, Black Widow's cover has been exposed and she is now seeking a new identity, and Captain America and The Falcon are chasing down The Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes to snap him out of his brainwashing]].
* ** By the end of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' [[spoiler:The only remaining active Avengers are Iron Man and Vision, with most of the rest having been arrested and subsequently broken out by Captain America and now fugitives. War Machine is rendered paralyzed and likely won't be able to walk again without assistance. T'Challa, aka Black Panther, is now secretly giving Captain America and Bucky Barnes sanctuary, with Bucky put in cryogenic stasis until Wakanda's scientists can undo HYDRA's brainwashing.]]
24th Jul '16 9:02:50 AM drakensis
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* ''Fanfic/WearingRobertsCrown'' does this in Alliser III when the Wall, a hundred league long, seven hundred feet high fortification is lost.
3rd Jul '16 11:40:20 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', though based upon a series of novels that had been around for over a decade, was lauded by some critics for having the guts to kill off [[spoiler: Ned Stark, played by [[ChronicallyKilledActor Sean Bean,]] who had been prominently featured in the promotional material for the season, in the ninth of ten episodes.]] Indeed, as the series moves along, Martin's gut-wrenching style will likely be pushing the limits of what a TV audience is willing to endure with regards to the characters they love the most. Much like in the books, [[spoiler: the Red Wedding in Season 3 Episode 9 kills off King Robb Stark, his mother Catelyn and his wife Talisa, effectively ending the Stark-Lannister conflict that has been the backbone of the series thus far.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', though based upon a series of novels that had been around for over a decade, was lauded by some critics for having the guts to kill off [[spoiler: Ned Stark, played by [[ChronicallyKilledActor Sean Bean,]] who had been prominently featured in the promotional material for the season, in the ninth of ten episodes.]] Indeed, as the series moves along, Martin's gut-wrenching style will likely be pushing the limits of what a TV audience is willing to endure with regards to the characters they love the most. Much like in the books, [[spoiler: the Red Wedding Wedding]] in Season 3 Episode 9 kills off [[spoiler: King Robb Stark, his mother Catelyn and his wife Talisa, Talisa]], effectively ending [[spoiler: the Stark-Lannister conflict that has been the backbone of the series thus far.]]far]]. And in the Season 6 finale, [[spoiler: Jon Snow leaves the Night's Watch to become the King in the North after retaking Winterfell]], effectively ending the ''other'' backbone of the series.
1st Jul '16 11:11:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'''s story went in a relatively steady pace for the initial three years, but after that, ''every succeeding year'' trampled over the previously established status quo until there was almost nothing left of the original plot. In "short":

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* ''{{Bionicle}}'''s ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'''s story went in a relatively steady pace for the initial three years, but after that, ''every succeeding year'' trampled over the previously established status quo until there was almost nothing left of the original plot. In "short":
1st Jul '16 7:17:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'' combines this with YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle all in one hell of a WhamEpisode which ends in a TimeSkip, where about a third of the way through [[spoiler:the BigBad Friend actually manages to completely screw over our heroes and become prime minister of Japan. Cut to 15 years later and it's a bona fide VillainWorld, with the main character from the first third presumed dead along with most of his Nakama]]. The series does this ''again'' about [[DarkestHour two thirds of the way through]] when [[spoiler:someone takes the BigBad's place and releases a virus killing about a third of the world's population. Cut to 3 years later and things [[FromBadToWorse are much worse than before]], setting things up for the finale]].

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* ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'' ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'' combines this with YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle all in one hell of a WhamEpisode which ends in a TimeSkip, where about a third of the way through [[spoiler:the BigBad Friend actually manages to completely screw over our heroes and become prime minister of Japan. Cut to 15 years later and it's a bona fide VillainWorld, with the main character from the first third presumed dead along with most of his Nakama]]. The series does this ''again'' about [[DarkestHour two thirds of the way through]] when [[spoiler:someone takes the BigBad's place and releases a virus killing about a third of the world's population. Cut to 3 years later and things [[FromBadToWorse are much worse than before]], setting things up for the finale]].
28th Jun '16 4:46:53 PM LentilSandEater
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* The Series 2 finale of ''Series/{{Skins}}'' both averts this and plays it straight. On the one hand, [[spoiler: one character died, two others left for America and the rest of the group parted ways]]. On the other hand, an entirely new cast was introduced for Series 3, thus restoring the ''status quo'' of a teenage school drama.

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* The Series 2 finale of ''Series/{{Skins}}'' both averts this and plays it straight.downplays this. On the one hand, [[spoiler: one character died, two others left for America and the rest of the group parted ways]]. On the other hand, an entirely new cast was introduced for Series 3, thus restoring the ''status quo'' of a teenage school drama.
11th Jun '16 4:49:36 PM CJC2000
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' originally started out as a lighthearted shounen heavy on the comedy with some minor drama. But from the Tower of Heaven arc onwards, things start to get a whole lot more serious. Including but not limited to Erza's dark backstory, character deaths, and Natsu actually losing fights! The drama then tends to overshadow the comedy for the most part from then on. And it only gets darker from there.
11th Jun '16 1:10:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* TSEliot's 1927 poem "The Journey of the Magi" is a reminiscence, many years after the fact, of one of the three magi ("wise men") who travelled westward across Asia in search of the Christ Child at the first Christmas. After finding and visiting the baby Jesus, he returns home to find that his former pagan beliefs no longer satisfy him, and that he suddenly feels spiritually unfulfilled. He never grasped the significance of what he saw, and [[DespairEventHorizon has become so depressed that "I should be glad of another death."]]

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* TSEliot's Creator/TSEliot's 1927 poem "The Journey of the Magi" is a reminiscence, many years after the fact, of one of the three magi ("wise men") who travelled westward across Asia in search of the Christ Child at the first Christmas. After finding and visiting the baby Jesus, he returns home to find that his former pagan beliefs no longer satisfy him, and that he suddenly feels spiritually unfulfilled. He never grasped the significance of what he saw, and [[DespairEventHorizon has become so depressed that "I should be glad of another death."]]
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