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8th May '16 11:34:38 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The first scene of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is set on a massive spaceship. By the time the series gets to that point, the scene never happens.

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* The first scene of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is set on a massive spaceship. By the time the series gets to that point, the scene never happens.
4th May '16 3:20:15 AM fearlessnikki
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* The first ''Film/FinalDestination'' movie had a radically different ending. [[spoiler: Alex would sacrifice himself to spare both Clear and Carter from death's design. It would then cut to Clear giving birth to Alex's baby, and a scene between her and Carter at the memorial. This was changed to Alex surviving his sacrifice, visiting Paris six months later with the gang and Carter being killed by a falling sign]]. As a result, any intimate scenes between Alex and Clear were deleted - relegating their romance to subtext (though the sequel does claim they did become a couple). Ironically a lot of fans prefer the original ending nowadays, despite focus groups hating it at the time.
* ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' had about five different endings. The first planned one would have had the protagonists never meeting the soldiers like they do halfway through the final cut. They would meet the scientist who first developed the rage virus, and he would help Jim get a blood transfusion to save [[spoiler: the infected Frank]], thereby switching their infections. Danny Boyle storyboarded this ending and then realised there was no way it could work. The rest of the endings all take place after the climax in the manor. [[spoiler: A potential ending would have been an outright CliffHanger, cutting off as soon as Hannah drives at the gates. Another would have had Jim dying on the hospital bed, while having a DyingDream of his bike accident. Another would have kept this canon but added on a different version of the true farm ending - just with Selena and Hannah. They eventually had Jim survive too and added him into the farm ending months later - explaining why Cillian Murphy's hair is notably longer after only a month]].
* The sequel ''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater'' had a slightly different climax. [[spoiler: Scarlet]] would have died first, and then [[spoiler: Doyle]]. They chose to swap this around, feeling it amped up the fear if [[spoiler: Scarlet was left to take care of the children instead of Doyle]]. The film would have ended just with [[spoiler: Flynn flying Tammy and Andy out in the helicopter. They added the extra scene of an outbreak in Paris at the last minute]].
* ''Film/BlackNarcissus'' filmed an ending where Sister Clodagh apologises for her failures to Reverend Mother, expecting to be reprimanded. Instead, Reverend Mother comforts her. While shooting the goodbye between Clodagh and Mr Dean, the cinematographer came up with the idea for a shot where rain drops start falling on the leaves. Michael Powell loved that shot so much, and the following one of Clodagh watching the convent seemingly disappear into the mist, that he cut the other ending.
* ''Film/HardCandy'' shot two different versions of the ending. In the first, you'd actually see [[spoiler: Jeff hanging from the roof, confirming that he'd died]]. The second, which was used in the final cut, leaves his fate more ambiguous. Patrick Wilson preferred the second ending.



* ''Theatre/KingLear'', which normally ends with a complete DownerEnding, recieved an alternate ending in 1681, where Cordelia survives and marries Edgar (despite already being married to the King of France).

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* ''Theatre/KingLear'', which normally ends with a complete DownerEnding, recieved received an alternate ending in 1681, where Cordelia survives and marries Edgar (despite already being married to the King of France).France). The original ending wasn't restored until the 1940s.
31st Jan '16 11:25:18 PM OlmoJV
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* ''FanFic/TheVow'' (which is basically [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 Lord Shen's story]] included with a {{love interest}} named Lady Lianne for him) ends with [[VillainProtagonist Shen]] [[spoiler:[[SparedByTheAdaptation surviving]] one of his cannons crushing him]] and [[spoiler:reuniting with his [[BabiesEverAfter pregnant]] wife Lianne]]. According to the WordOfGod, the story had two possible endings in the early development stages, but neither were used.

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* ''FanFic/TheVow'' (which is basically [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 Lord Shen's story]] included with a {{love interest}} named Lady Lianne for him) Lianne) ends with [[VillainProtagonist Shen]] [[spoiler:[[SparedByTheAdaptation surviving]] one of his cannons crushing him]] and [[spoiler:reuniting with his [[BabiesEverAfter pregnant]] wife Lianne]].Lianne]] (though there is an epilogue included). According to the WordOfGod, the story had two possible endings in the early development stages, but neither were used.
22nd Jan '16 10:30:33 AM Prfnoff
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* TheSummation scene in ''Theatre/AnimalCrackers'' is completely different from the original stage version. The bit where Harpo chloroforms everyone else and finally himself was taken from an earlier scene.
19th Jan '16 9:45:08 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''Film/BladeRunner'''s original ending wasn't really a DownerEnding, [[AmbiguousEnding but left a lot to the imagination, especially with the implication that the main character's love interest, an android-like replicant, had [[MayflyDecemberRomance only a few more years to live.]] Also, [[spoiler: Deckard may be a replicant as well, which means that he might not have long to live either.]] Executives insisted that the ending be changed to an unambiguously happy one with the love interest turning out to have a long life after all. The film was restored back to its original vision in the Director's Cut DVD.

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* ''Film/BladeRunner'''s original ending wasn't really a DownerEnding, [[AmbiguousEnding but left a lot to the imagination, imagination]], especially with the implication that the main character's love interest, an android-like replicant, had [[MayflyDecemberRomance only a few more years to live.]] Also, [[spoiler: Deckard may be a replicant as well, which means that he might not have long to live either.]] Executives insisted that the ending be changed to an unambiguously happy one with the love interest turning out to have a long life after all. The film was restored back to its original vision in the Director's Cut DVD.
15th Jan '16 7:18:17 AM xxbiasonxxx
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* By beating the Arrange Mode in ''VideoGame/{{Astebreed}}'', an alternate ending depicts Roy, Fiona, and Estina visiting Grato's grave.
28th Dec '15 5:04:12 PM john_e
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* In "Belief" by Creator/IsaacAsimov, the protagonist discovers he can levitate, and finds that everyone accuses him of being mad (if he doesn't demonstrate the ability), or trying to trick them (if he does). In the original version, he eventually kills himself. The revised version that was published instead has him discover a way to convince people his ability is genuine.
19th Dec '15 10:00:41 PM nombretomado
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* The musical ''{{Show Boat}}'' reunites Magnolia and her grown daughter Kim with Ravenal and Captain Andy for the final curtain. At the end of Edna Ferber's novel, Captain Andy and Parthy have both died, and Ravenal is PutOnABus for good. Of the three film versions, only the first (mostly silent) one includes the deaths of Captain Andy and Parthy, and even that reunites Ravenal and Magnolia. The 1936 movie version has a variation on the stage ending (not a surprise, as Oscar Hammerstein adapted it himself); the 1951 version has a completely original ending which brings together Ravenal, Magnolia, Kim (still a child), Captain Andy, Parthy and even Julie.

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* The musical ''{{Show Boat}}'' ''Theatre/ShowBoat'' reunites Magnolia and her grown daughter Kim with Ravenal and Captain Andy for the final curtain. At the end of Edna Ferber's novel, Captain Andy and Parthy have both died, and Ravenal is PutOnABus for good. Of the three film versions, only the first (mostly silent) one includes the deaths of Captain Andy and Parthy, and even that reunites Ravenal and Magnolia. The 1936 movie version has a variation on the stage ending (not a surprise, as Oscar Hammerstein adapted it himself); the 1951 version has a completely original ending which brings together Ravenal, Magnolia, Kim (still a child), Captain Andy, Parthy and even Julie.
7th Dec '15 7:42:47 AM Prfnoff
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* Music/FranzLiszt's "Faust Symphony" was originally written with a straightforward coda following a final cadence in C major. Liszt later expanded this into a choral GrandFinale, with the organ-accompanied chorus intoning the words of Goethe's "Chorus mysticus" and a tenor solo singing, "Das Ewig-Weibliche zieht uns hinan."
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26th Nov '15 5:19:08 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Gaspode the Wonder Dog was supposed to make a HeroicSacrifice at the end of ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', but beta readers protested, and he was upgraded to a DisneyDeath.
** Sir Terry's editor felt sorry for Mr Tulip in ''Discworld/TheTruth'', so the finished book added a sort of coda to his death where he gets a happy reincarnation.




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* "Only the Good...", the SeasonFinale of ''Series/RedDwarf'' VIII went through ''three'' different endings (not including the fact it was originally going to be a completely different story but the budget ran out). The original cliffhanger was hated by test audiences (i.e. Doug Naylor's kids), and was replaced by Rimmer being rescued by Ace, only for Naylor to suddenly come up with the existing ending ''just before they started filming it''.
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