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9th Aug '16 5:36:08 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. The cliffhanger between ''Halo 2'' and ''Halo 3'' would definitely count, giving us the line "Finish the fight," and angering many fanboys, since they had to wait three more years until the conclusion of the story arc. The worst part was that the second game would have had up to three more levels and a coherent ending if not for [[ExecutiveMeddling Microsoft's insistence on sticking to the release date that Bungie had projected when development started]]. Some sources have even said that a third game was never planned at all.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. The cliffhanger between ''Halo 2'' ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' and ''Halo 3'' would definitely count, giving ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', which gave us the line "Finish the fight," and angering fight", would definitely count; it angered many fanboys, since they had to wait three more years until the conclusion of the story arc. The worst part was that the second game would have had up to three more levels and a coherent ending if not for [[ExecutiveMeddling Microsoft's insistence on sticking to the release date that Bungie had projected when development started]]. Some sources have even said that a third game was never planned at all.
21st Mar '16 4:20:10 AM Dimas28
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' trilogy features a self-contained first novel that ends in a (mildly) happy note; though the main protagonist's PTSD might come back to haunt her later, we're still assured that she manages to survive the game. Then came the second book, ''Catching Fire'', which ends with the destruction of her district, the death of her best friend, and the abduction of her crush, which is an obvious bridging gap for the final book and is definitely ''not'' self-contained (or happy).
28th May '15 12:25:35 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TheMatrix'' is another TwoPartTrilogy case. Part 2 ends with Neo in a coma and the emergence of Smith as an enemy, unaligned with the machines, though just as dangerous. It also removed the possible solution that Neo had been working towards for the rest of the movie. This possibly reduced the drama because it made a lot of the actions of the second movie a great big ShaggyDogStory when going into the third.
* ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. Part II resolved the alternate timeline, but everything else is saved for a big fat "To Be Continued".

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* ''Film/TheMatrix'' ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' is another TwoPartTrilogy case. Part 2 ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' ends with Neo in a coma and the emergence of Smith as an enemy, unaligned with the machines, though just as dangerous. It also removed the possible solution that Neo had been working towards for the rest of the movie. This possibly reduced the drama because it made a lot of the actions of the second movie a great big ShaggyDogStory when going into the third.
''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions''.
* ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. Part II ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' resolved the alternate timeline, timeline story, but everything else is saved for a big fat "To Be Continued".
19th Feb '15 6:26:25 AM Koveras
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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty:ModernWarfare2'' ends with the only surviving protagonists as public enemies, a major villain still alive, the main character stabbed in the chest, being hauled towards a helicopter, and when the pilot is told they have to get out of there, he replies that he "knows a place".
* ''VideoGame/DreamfallTheLongestJourney'', the sequel to ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney''. From the three protagonists, it ended with Kian arrested, April presumably dead (stabbed in the stomach) and Zoë in a coma with hints that she might have died too. On the top of that, TheBadGuysWin. Fortunately ''VideoGame/DreamfallChapters'' comes to the rescue.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' ends with Serah abruptly [[HeroicSacrifice dying]] and the world suddenly being reformed due to the release of Chaos. Lightning is revealed to have been crystallized again and "To Be Continued" is displayed. Although this was thought to be a hint for the player to unlock the rest of the game's multiple endings, the Paradox Endings were simply alternate ways to end the story early, while the Secret Ending reveals that Caius [[TheBadGuyWins succeeded in his goal]].

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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty:ModernWarfare2'' ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' ends with the only surviving protagonists as public enemies, a major villain still alive, the main character stabbed in the chest, being hauled towards a helicopter, and when the pilot is told they have to get out of there, he replies that he "knows a place".
* ''VideoGame/DreamfallTheLongestJourney'', the sequel to ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney''. From the three protagonists, it ended with Kian arrested, April presumably dead (stabbed in the stomach) dead, and Zoë in a coma with hints that she might have died too. On the top of that, TheBadGuysWin. Fortunately ''VideoGame/DreamfallChapters'' comes to the rescue.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' ends with Serah abruptly [[HeroicSacrifice dying]] and the world suddenly being reformed due to the release of Chaos. Lightning is revealed to have been crystallized again and "To Be Continued" is displayed. Although this was thought to be a hint for the player to unlock the rest of the game's multiple endings, the Paradox Endings were simply alternate ways to end the story early, while the Secret Ending secret OmegaEnding reveals that Caius [[TheBadGuyWins succeeded in his goal]].
30th Oct '14 4:01:34 PM rjd1922
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* ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' ends with Han Solo being frozen in carbonite and captured by a new enemy, not strictly in league with the main villain though, leaving us with just Luke and Leia's promise to rescue him.
* ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean : Dead Man's Chest'' which ends with ''Captain'' Jack Sparrow, killed by the kraken and thus captured in Davy Jones' locker by an enemy who was at least the main villain in this film (but not the next), leaving us with the promise of Will, Elizabeth, the crew and Tia Dalma to get him back. Shock heightened by [[spoiler: the return from the dead of Captain Barbossa]].

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* ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' ends with Han Solo being frozen in carbonite and captured by a new enemy, not strictly in league with the main villain though, leaving us with just Luke and Leia's promise to rescue him.
* ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean : ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean: Dead Man's Chest'' which ends with ''Captain'' Jack Sparrow, killed by the kraken and thus captured in Davy Jones' locker by an enemy who was at least the main villain in this film (but not the next), leaving us with the promise of Will, Elizabeth, the crew and Tia Dalma to get him back. Shock heightened by [[spoiler: the return from the dead of Captain Barbossa]].
30th Oct '14 3:58:44 PM rjd1922
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21st Aug '14 12:15:30 PM littlelarciel
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' ends with Serah abruptly [[HeroicSacrifice dying]] and the world suddenly being reformed due to the release of Chaos. Lightning is revealed to have been crystallized again and "To Be Continued" is displayed. Although this was thought to be a hint for the player to unlock the rest of the game's multiple endings, the Paradox Endings were simply alternate ways to end the story early, while the Secret Ending reveals that Caius [[TheBadGuyWins succeeded in his goal]].
24th Dec '13 2:22:44 PM Quantumawsome
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* [[Film/SpiderMan Spider-Man 2]] ends with Harry discovering that his father was the Green Goblin.

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* [[Film/SpiderMan Spider-Man 2]] ends with Harry discovering that his father was the Green Goblin.
31st Oct '13 2:27:01 AM Koveras
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* ''{{Dreamfall}}'', the sequel to TheLongestJourney. From the three protagonists, it ended with Kian arrested, April presumably dead (stabbed in the stomach) and Zoë in a coma with hints that she might have died too. On the top of that, TheBadGuysWin. Fortunately DreamfallChapters comes to the rescue.

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* ''{{Dreamfall}}'', ''VideoGame/DreamfallTheLongestJourney'', the sequel to TheLongestJourney.''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney''. From the three protagonists, it ended with Kian arrested, April presumably dead (stabbed in the stomach) and Zoë in a coma with hints that she might have died too. On the top of that, TheBadGuysWin. Fortunately DreamfallChapters ''VideoGame/DreamfallChapters'' comes to the rescue.
23rd Oct '13 5:14:20 AM MyFinalEdits
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* ''[[LordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'' book ends with Frodo being paralyzed by spider bite and captured by Orcs, leaving us with just Sam's promise to rescue him.[[note]]Bear in mind that The Lord of the Rings was originally written as a single doorstopper and split into three parts by different publishers.[[/note]]
** The film still left us with a slight hook with the threat of Sméagol/Gollum's betrayal and his thoughts that "''she'' could do it" but pretty much was aiming for it's own sense of resolution for the individual installment.
** However, unlike the TwoPartTrilogy, ''The Fellowship of the Ring'' also ends a cliffhanger. And opposite from the treatment of ''The Two Towers'' film (which ended earlier than the book), the ''Fellowship'' film (which ends later than the book) increases the cliffhanger by ending on Merry and Pippin's kidnapping by Orcs.
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