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16th Jan '16 2:29:00 PM TonyG
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* The Disney short ''Disney/LambertTheSheepishLion'' ends with the villain, a wolf, falling down a cliff. Sounds like a standard DisneyVillainDeath, until the parting shot shows the wolf clinging to a branch. The final bit of narration HangsALampshade on it. -->'''Narrator:''' Ah, incidentally, don't worry about that hungry wolf. He has a place to cling. He won't starve, because that bush has berries... every spring.
16th Jan '16 1:54:52 PM YasminPerry
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This can also be used by more skilled writers as a way to drive home the message of the story. For example, one of the reasons ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' works so well is that Holden is always ''just'' on the cusp of adulthood whilst clinging onto his childhood. Why ''Literature/ThePigman'' ([[DeathByNewberyMedal and other similar books]]) works well is John & Lorraine are always ''just'' trying to deal with Mr. Pignati's death, and so on.
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This can also be used by more skilled writers as a way to drive home the message of the story. For example, one of the reasons ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' works so well is that Holden is always ''just'' on the cusp of adulthood whilst clinging onto his childhood. Why ''Literature/ThePigman'' ([[DeathByNewberyMedal and other similar books]]) works well is that John & Lorraine are always ''just'' trying to deal with Mr. Pignati's death, and so on.

* Unfortunately happened as a result of an [[CutShort unresolved cliffhanger]] in the 90's {{hentai}} manga ''Dragon Pink'', by ITOYOKO. The final volume ends on the titular heroine Pink being impaled by a sword while the rest of her party watches in horror. That volume was published in ''1994''. Pink's been being impaled by a sword for ''22 years''.
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* Unfortunately happened as a result of an [[CutShort unresolved cliffhanger]] in the 90's {{hentai}} manga ''Dragon Pink'', by ITOYOKO. The final volume ends on the titular heroine Pink being impaled by a sword while the rest of her party watches on in horror. That volume was published in ''1994''. Pink's been being impaled by a sword for ''22 years''.
16th Jan '16 1:49:07 PM YasminPerry
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* Unfortunately happened as a result of an [[CutShort unresolved cliffhanger]] in the 90's {{hentai}} manga ''Dragon Pink'', by ITOYOKO. The final volume ends on the titular heroine Pink being impaled by a sword while the rest of her party watches in horror. That volume was published in ''1994''. Pink's been being impaled by a sword for ''22 years''.
16th Jan '16 1:05:38 PM YasminPerry
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This can also be used by more skilled writers as a way to drive home the message of the story. For example, one of the reasons ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' works so well is that Holden is always ''just'' on the cusp of adulthood whilst clinging onto his childhood. Why ''Literature/ThePigman'' ([[DeathByNewberyMedal and other similar books]]) work well is John & Lorraine are always ''just'' trying to deal with Mr. Pignati's death, and so on.
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This can also be used by more skilled writers as a way to drive home the message of the story. For example, one of the reasons ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' works so well is that Holden is always ''just'' on the cusp of adulthood whilst clinging onto his childhood. Why ''Literature/ThePigman'' ([[DeathByNewberyMedal and other similar books]]) work works well is John & Lorraine are always ''just'' trying to deal with Mr. Pignati's death, and so on.
16th Jan '16 1:02:50 PM YasminPerry
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This can also be used by more skilled writers as a way to drive home the message of the story. For example, one of the reasons ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' works so well is that Holden is always just on the cusp of adulthood whilst clinging onto his childhood. Why ''Literature/ThePigman'' ([[DeathByNewberyMedal and other similar books]]) work well is John & Lorraine are always ''just'' trying to deal with Mr. Pignati's death, and so on.
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This can also be used by more skilled writers as a way to drive home the message of the story. For example, one of the reasons ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' works so well is that Holden is always just ''just'' on the cusp of adulthood whilst clinging onto his childhood. Why ''Literature/ThePigman'' ([[DeathByNewberyMedal and other similar books]]) work well is John & Lorraine are always ''just'' trying to deal with Mr. Pignati's death, and so on.
16th Jan '16 1:02:09 PM YasminPerry
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This can also be used by more skilled writers as a way to drive home the messages of the story. For example, one of the reasons ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' works so well is that Holden is always just on the cusp of adulthood whilst clinging onto his childhood. Why ''Literature/ThePigman'' [[DeathByNewberyMedal and other similar books]] work well is John & Lorraine are always ''just'' trying to deal with Mr. Pignatti's death, and so on.
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This can also be used by more skilled writers as a way to drive home the messages message of the story. For example, one of the reasons ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' works so well is that Holden is always just on the cusp of adulthood whilst clinging onto his childhood. Why ''Literature/ThePigman'' [[DeathByNewberyMedal ([[DeathByNewberyMedal and other similar books]] books]]) work well is John & Lorraine are always ''just'' trying to deal with Mr. Pignatti's Pignati's death, and so on.
16th Jan '16 1:01:20 PM YasminPerry
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This is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_momentum Conservation of Momentum]] applied to narrative, and the only forces capable of change must appear onscreen.
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This is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_momentum Conservation conservation of Momentum]] applied to narrative, and the only forces capable of change must appear onscreen.

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This can also be used by more skilled writers as a way to drive home the messages of the story. For example, one of the reasons ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' works so well is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_momentum Conservation that Holden is always just on the cusp of Momentum]] applied to narrative, adulthood whilst clinging onto his childhood. Why ''Literature/ThePigman'' [[DeathByNewberyMedal and the only forces capable of change must appear onscreen. other similar books]] work well is John & Lorraine are always ''just'' trying to deal with Mr. Pignatti's death, and so on.
11th Jan '16 9:32:59 AM SpacemanSpoof
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** Tragically averted in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' when [[spoiler: your crew]] is captured by the Collectors. GenreSavvy players might assume that, since it's a primary plot quest, they'll just [[TakeYourTime sit around forever]] waiting to be rescued. Nope. [[spoiler: Wait too long, and most of them get turned into goo to build a new Reaper.]]
20th Nov '15 5:31:22 PM FF32
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* ''SweetBroAndHellaJeff'':
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18th Nov '15 9:13:51 PM Midna
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* An edit in international dubs of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} 3: Spell of the Unown'' was caused because of ValuesDissonance and a desire to avert this trope. In the Japanese version, the scene where Molly Hale's DisappearedDad Spencer is released from the Unown world plays during the end credits. The English dubbers were aware that most Western theater audiences start to file out once the credits start, so this scene was moved to before the credits so that no one would think he was stuck there forever.

* Heartbreakingly inverted in the fan-favorite ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Jurassic Bark". Fry tells his beloved dog Seymour to "wait right here" for him to come back before getting [[HumanPopsicle trapped in a cryogenic tube]] for a thousand years. Fry assumes that Seymour had a full life, found a new owner, learned new tricks, etc. [[spoiler:Instead, we see that Seymour [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming continued to wait, patiently and loyally, for Fry to return]] until ''[[DeathByNewberyMedal dying]] of [[TearJerker old age]].'']] The direct-to-DVD movies {{Retcon}} this, but still. Damn.
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* Heartbreakingly inverted * Inverted in the fan-favorite ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Jurassic Bark". Fry tells his beloved dog Seymour to "wait right here" for him to come back before getting [[HumanPopsicle trapped in a cryogenic tube]] for a thousand years. Fry assumes that Seymour had a full life, found a new owner, learned new tricks, etc. [[spoiler:Instead, we see that Seymour [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming continued to wait, patiently and loyally, for Fry to return]] return until ''[[DeathByNewberyMedal dying]] dying of [[TearJerker old age]].'']] The direct-to-DVD movies {{Retcon}} this, but still. Damn.
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