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10th Feb '17 6:51:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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.]]

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** Tragically averted in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' when [[spoiler: your crew]] is captured by the Collectors. GenreSavvy players 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.]]
3rd Feb '17 4:11:36 AM Doug86
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* On ''Models Inc.'' there was a subplot for one of the models when she was kidnapped, sent to a latin american country to work in ''Hooker's hell''. Then the series was menaced to being CutShort because {{Cancellation}}, but they managed to film a last episode that would WrapItUp. It could have been a proper SeriesFinale, but they never followed the model's subplot, so she is still trapped in ''Hooker's hell'' for all we know...

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* On ''Models Inc.'' there was a subplot for one of the models when she was kidnapped, sent to a latin american Latin American country to work in ''Hooker's hell''. Then the series was menaced to being CutShort because {{Cancellation}}, but they managed to film a last episode that would WrapItUp. It could have been a proper SeriesFinale, but they never followed the model's subplot, so she is still trapped in ''Hooker's hell'' for all we know...



* In the last episode of {{Seinfeld}} Newman starts laughing hysterically when he finds out the that four leads are being sent to prison. However since he was eating potato chips at the time, he starts choking. This is the last time we ever see him.[[note]] One could forgiven for thinking he might have choked to death, but the reunion show in CurbYourEnthusiasm shows that he was alive and well over a decade later.[[/note]]

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* In the last episode of {{Seinfeld}} ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' Newman starts laughing hysterically when he finds out the that four leads are being sent to prison. However since he was eating potato chips at the time, he starts choking. This is the last time we ever see him.[[note]] One could forgiven for thinking he might have choked to death, but the reunion show in CurbYourEnthusiasm ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'' shows that he was alive and well over a decade later.[[/note]]
25th Jan '17 9:19:59 PM Idek618
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18th Jan '17 8:58:23 AM 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 on 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 ''23 years''.
11th Jan '17 5:15:51 PM pinkdalek
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Tseng is last seen unconscious in the entrance hall of the Temple of the Ancients, a building that is later destroyed by Cait Sith. Most players assumed he was dead, and were really surprised to find out (from the game's sequels) that this was never intentional and he was supposed to still be alive at the end of the game.

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Tseng ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
***Tseng
is last seen unconscious in the entrance hall of the Temple of the Ancients, a building that is later destroyed by Cait Sith. Most players assumed he was dead, and were really surprised to find out (from the game's sequels) that this was never intentional and he was supposed to still be alive at the end of the game.game.
***The game has a bit of fun with this in the part where the player gets the option to take the Shinra soldiers on board the submarine hostage. If you do this, scenes much later in the game that take place in the submarine interior will have the soldiers still standing around with their hands up, apparently not having moved.
8th Jan '17 1:22:02 AM Phred
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* Played for laughs in ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien''; Uncle King Julien is dropped into a bottomless pit at the end of an episode, and when he is needed a season later, the gang return to the bottomless pit to find him, having apparently been hanging onto the wall the entire time since.
25th Nov '16 10:38:37 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied in the original ''AustinPowers'' movie: Dr. Evil and his minions stand around [[LaughingMad laughing maniacally]]....and then laugh some more....and then stop....and then start laughing again, because the scene apparently hasn't ended yet!

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* Parodied in the original ''AustinPowers'' ''Film/{{Austin Powers|International Man of Mystery}}'' movie: Dr. Evil and his minions stand around [[LaughingMad laughing maniacally]]....and then laugh some more....and then stop....and then start laughing again, because the scene apparently hasn't ended yet!
17th Nov '16 1:05:20 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''{{Kinnikuman}}'': the author suffered an illness that left him unable to work on the series for several months. He'd left the characters in mid-match, standing in odd poses. When he came back... Kinnikuman complains about having to hold that pose for several months, and looks to Robin Mask, who's fallen asleep in the ring.

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* Played with in ''{{Kinnikuman}}'': ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'': the author suffered an illness that left him unable to work on the series for several months. He'd left the characters in mid-match, standing in odd poses. When he came back... Kinnikuman complains about having to hold that pose for several months, and looks to Robin Mask, who's fallen asleep in the ring.
28th Oct '16 1:37:03 PM nombretomado
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* According to the ''GilligansIsland'' ReunionShow ''Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History'', this was the impetus for the first reunion movie ''Rescue from Gillgan's Island''. From 1966 to 1978 proto-Tropers discussed the castaways being stranded on the island for all that time.

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* According to the ''GilligansIsland'' ''Series/GilligansIsland'' ReunionShow ''Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History'', this was the impetus for the first reunion movie ''Rescue from Gillgan's Island''. From 1966 to 1978 proto-Tropers discussed the castaways being stranded on the island for all that time.
26th Oct '16 1:43:02 AM Gemser
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* In the original ''Film/GameOfDeath'': Whether the guardians ever leave their own floor, let alone the pagoda, is completely up to the viewer's interpretation (there's no indication that they do).
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