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6th Jun '17 5:55:11 AM mega95gox
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* At the end of Episode: Hope of ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', Makoto and the survivors of class 78's killing game (plus Komaru) all survive the final killing game, and restart Hope's Peak Academy. Meanwhile, former Remnants of Despair, while all alive and cured from the effects of Junko's Brainwashing Despair Video, are unlikely to be able to return to society ever again, due to their actions as Junko's lackeys and the fact that they helped to cover up the Final Killing Game, and due to the fact that Mitarai is now associating himself with them, he's in the same boat. Literally. Meanwhile, Munakata's off to do who knows what all alone, with the knowledge that the woman he loved was a member of the movement he hated so much, and that his best friend's death is partially his fault. And everyone else is dead.

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* At the end of Episode: Hope of ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', Makoto and the survivors of class 78's killing game (plus Komaru) all survive the final killing game, and restart Hope's Peak Academy. Meanwhile, the former Remnants of Despair, while all alive and cured from the effects of Junko's Brainwashing Despair Video, are unlikely to be able to return to society ever again, due to their actions as Junko's lackeys and the fact that they helped to cover up the Final Killing Game, and due to the fact that Mitarai is now associating himself with them, he's in the same boat. Literally. Meanwhile, Munakata's off to do who knows what all alone, with the knowledge that the woman he loved was a member of the movement he hated so much, and that his best friend's death is partially his fault. And everyone else is dead.
6th Jun '17 5:54:41 AM mega95gox
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* At the end of Episode: Hope of ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', Makoto and the survivors of class 78's killing game (plus Komaru) all survive the final killing game, and restart Hope's Peak Academy. Meanwhile, the Remnants of Despair, while all alive and un-brainwashed, are unlikely to be able to return to society ever again, due to their actions while brainwashed, and the fact that they helped to cover up the Final Killing Game, and due to the fact that Mitarai is now associating himself with them, he's in the same boat. Literally. Meanwhile, Munakata's off to do who knows what all alone, with the knowledge that the woman he loved was a member of the movement he hated so much, and that his best friend's death is partially his fault. And everyone else is dead.

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* At the end of Episode: Hope of ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', Makoto and the survivors of class 78's killing game (plus Komaru) all survive the final killing game, and restart Hope's Peak Academy. Meanwhile, the former Remnants of Despair, while all alive and un-brainwashed, cured from the effects of Junko's Brainwashing Despair Video, are unlikely to be able to return to society ever again, due to their actions while brainwashed, as Junko's lackeys and the fact that they helped to cover up the Final Killing Game, and due to the fact that Mitarai is now associating himself with them, he's in the same boat. Literally. Meanwhile, Munakata's off to do who knows what all alone, with the knowledge that the woman he loved was a member of the movement he hated so much, and that his best friend's death is partially his fault. And everyone else is dead.
24th May '17 5:04:26 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** [[SchrodingersPlayerCharacter Among all potential Grey Warden]] {{Player Character}}s, only the ''main'' Human Noble can get an unambiguously happy ending. [[spoiler:They don't deal with deeply ingrained and inescapable societal racism like most other Wardens (mage, elf, casteless dwarf), and unlike the dwarf noble they're allowed to kill the traitorous bastard who destroyed their family without consequence. The Human Noble is also the only Warden allowed to marry Alistair or Anora and become King or Queen. Even the Dwarf Noble is not allowed to marry the Ferelden monarch because of their race, OR clear their name and become King/Queen of Orzammar.]]

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** [[SchrodingersPlayerCharacter Among all potential Grey Warden]] {{Player Character}}s, only the ''main'' Human Noble can get an unambiguously happy ending. [[spoiler:They don't deal with deeply ingrained and inescapable societal racism like most other Wardens (mage, elf, casteless dwarf), and unlike the dwarf noble they're allowed to kill the traitorous bastard who destroyed their family without consequence. The Human Noble is also the only Warden allowed to marry Alistair or Anora and become King or Queen. Even the Dwarf Noble is not allowed to marry the Ferelden monarch because of their race, OR clear their name and become King/Queen of Orzammar. A Dwarf Commoner can also get an unambiguously good ending if they made Bhelen king, becoming a Paragon and noble in their own right and also in-laws with the king who reforms the oppressive caste system.]]
22nd May '17 6:17:59 PM ProfessorThascales
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* Very common in the novels of Paula Volsky. Her settings are grim and dangerous, and many characters wind up dead or with other bleak fates. The protagonists tend to turn out OK--alive at the end, and often with romance as well.
18th May '17 11:21:16 AM Allronix
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* ''Film/TronLegacy'': It's somewhere between this and possible DownerEnding. Sure, Sam and Quorra escape The Grid alive, Quorra sees her first sunrise, and Sam is taking charge of Encom, hopefully driving the {{PointyHairedBoss}}es and {{CorruptCorporateExecutive}}s out. But The Grid in in ruins, ''two thirds of the names characters in the entire franchise'' are confirmed dead or de-rezzed, most of the remaining third [[BolivianArmyEnding have dim survival odds]] [[SequelNonEntity at best.]] Alan and Roy's work in trying to find Flynn Senior was all for nothing, and they essentially gave up the best years of their lives. Quorra has no analog world skills or identity. Sam is pretty much seen as a proxy for his father. Oh, and that SequelHook - looks like Master Control isn't dead after all and Dillinger Junior is in its back pocket.

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* ''Film/TronLegacy'': It's somewhere between this and possible DownerEnding. Sure, Sam and Quorra escape The Grid alive, Quorra sees her first sunrise, and Sam is taking charge of Encom, hopefully driving the {{PointyHairedBoss}}es and {{CorruptCorporateExecutive}}s out. But The Grid in (and all the wonders the "digital frontier" promised) are in ruins, ''two thirds of the names named characters in the entire franchise'' are confirmed dead or de-rezzed, most of the remaining third [[BolivianArmyEnding have dim survival odds]] [[SequelNonEntity at best.]] Alan and Roy's work in trying to find Flynn Senior was all for nothing, and they essentially gave up the best years of their lives. Quorra has no analog world skills or identity. Sam is pretty much seen as a proxy for his father. Oh, and that SequelHook - looks like Master Control isn't dead after all and Dillinger Junior is in its back pocket.pocket, meaning HereWeGoAgain.
2nd May '17 2:53:01 PM Jokubas
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* This helped lead to a BrokenBase for the ending of ''Series/{{Lost}}''. After everything that had happened and a final confrontation that isn't fully explained, only a handful of the most popular lead characters manage to survive and escape. The [[WordOfGod creators]] claim the ending was supposed to be about the characters and not the unexplained mythology, but pretty much every character that appeared, from recurring characters to background extras, were killed, including another plane-full of people that never mattered and were mass-murdered off-screen near the end of the series. Meanwhile, what they all died for is never really explained, but the ending still tries to be uplifting and hopeful because the popular leads made it out.
27th Jan '17 11:26:38 PM Ravenya003
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* In ''Series/{{Salem}}'' the OfficialCouple (John and Mary) get to leave the township for a better life together, whilst every other main cast member has either been murdered (Mercy), sold into slavery (Tituba), damned to hell (Cotton), corrupted beyond recognition (Anne), or not mentioned at all (Isaac).
9th Jan '17 12:09:32 AM Adept
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* Creator/AgathaChristie's theatre adaptation of her own novel [[spoiler:''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'']] ends this way, as do most of the film versions.

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* Creator/AgathaChristie's theatre adaptation of her own novel [[spoiler:''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'']] ends this way, as do most of ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'' has [[spoiler:Vera and Lombard]], the film versions. closest thing the story have to an actual protagonist, survive the murder spree and escape the island.
7th Jan '17 11:24:25 PM rwe1138
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-->'''Peter''': I guess being a hero isn't always about saving lives. Sometimes it's just about caring for the people you love.\\\
'''Random Woman''': Help! Someone just stole my purse!

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-->'''Peter''': I guess being a hero isn't always about saving lives. Sometimes it's just about caring for the people you love.\\\
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'''Random Woman''': Help! Someone just stole my purse!purse!\\
7th Jan '17 11:23:43 PM rwe1138
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'''Random Woman''': Help! Someone just stole my purse!\\

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'''Random Woman''': Help! Someone just stole my purse!\\purse!
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