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22nd Jul '17 1:28:34 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/SawIII'' was clearly intended to finish the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' series since it wraps up everything pretty nicely. There was even a box set released of the "Saw Trilogy". A few {{Sequel Hook}}s were added (Jigsaw's brief flashback, as well as the wax-covered tape and Amanda's letter) so that the series could continue. And then the senth film ''Film/Saw3D'' aka ''Saw: the Final Chapter'' was meant to be the last before ''Film/SawLegacy'' was announced.

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* ''Film/SawIII'' was clearly intended to finish the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' series since it wraps up everything pretty nicely. There was even a box set released of the "Saw Trilogy". A few {{Sequel Hook}}s were added (Jigsaw's brief flashback, as well as the wax-covered tape and Amanda's letter) so that the series could continue. And then the senth film ''Film/Saw3D'' aka ''Saw: the Final Chapter'' was meant to be the last before ''Film/SawLegacy'' ''Film/{{Jigsaw}}'' was announced.
16th Jul '17 8:38:47 AM Bissek
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* Episode 52 of ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' (which is where the original source material of ''Anime/GoLion'', which they dubbed over to make Voltron ran out) has the Voltron Force successfully attack Planet Doom, defeating Zarkon and Lotor, destroying their armies, and freeing all the slaves. Then the American studio that did the dubbing commissioned [[PostScriptSeason twenty more episodes]], which had Planet Doom suddenly become a threat again, featured very bad writing, and ended on an episode that didn't really resolve anything.
15th Jun '17 5:34:45 AM simonscot
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** ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'' was going to be the last ''Godzilla'' film, as it takes place in the future, the Big Bad is killed, and they all live hapilly ever after. But, it wasn't.

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** ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'' was going to be the last ''Godzilla'' film, as it takes place in the future, the Big Bad is killed, and they all live hapilly happily ever after. But, it wasn't.
15th Jun '17 4:25:15 AM Piterpicher
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** The second-season finale, "Flashback", is a clip show that was intended to be the final episode (finishing with a "journey continues" ending) after it was cancelled by Creator/{{CBS}}...then it was picked up by {{CTV}} Television and resumed in Canada.

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** The second-season finale, "Flashback", is a clip show that was intended to be the final episode (finishing with a "journey continues" ending) after it was cancelled by Creator/{{CBS}}...then it was picked up by {{CTV}} Creator/{{CTV}} Television and resumed in Canada.
14th Jun '17 8:38:21 AM TristanJeremiah
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* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' is this after the announcement of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime4''
11th Jun '17 2:17:00 AM Piterpicher
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* The third season (2010) of ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' ended with the episode "It's Going Down" where Huey foils a fake terrorist attack, and Granddad deciding to move out of his gated community. That was it until the fourth and final season aired in 2014, without Aaron [=McGruder=]'s involvement (though AdultSwim and most viewers [[OldShame pretend that the fourth season]] [[FanonDiscontinuity never happened]], with [adult swim] only airing ''Boondocks'' reruns up to "It's Going Down".

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* The third season (2010) of ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' ended with the episode "It's Going Down" where Huey foils a fake terrorist attack, and Granddad deciding to move out of his gated community. That was it until the fourth and final season aired in 2014, without Aaron [=McGruder=]'s involvement (though AdultSwim Creator/AdultSwim and most viewers [[OldShame pretend that the fourth season]] [[FanonDiscontinuity never happened]], with [adult swim] only airing ''Boondocks'' reruns up to "It's Going Down".
8th Jun '17 7:19:46 AM jormis29
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** The last episode of season 11 (hosted by Anjelica Houston and Billy Martin with musical guest GeorgeClinton and Parliament-Funkadelic) was written as the series finale as well, due to the low ratings and terrible reviews the show had gotten during the season. The final scene had everyone in the cast (except for Jon Lovitz) locked in a room that Lorne had set on fire. When the show was given a second chance at life, the final scene (and everything about season 11) was written off as AllJustADream ("...a horrible, horrible dream").

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** The last episode of season 11 (hosted by Anjelica Houston and Billy Martin with musical guest GeorgeClinton and Parliament-Funkadelic) was written as the series finale as well, due to the low ratings and terrible reviews the show had gotten during the season. The final scene had everyone in the cast (except for Jon Lovitz) Creator/JonLovitz) locked in a room that Lorne had set on fire. When the show was given a second chance at life, the final scene (and everything about season 11) was written off as AllJustADream ("...a horrible, horrible dream").
7th Jun '17 5:52:58 PM ZimFan89
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* As ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' is an origin story for the familiar ComicBook/{{Batman}} mythos we all know and love, you'd be forgiven for thinking the Season 3 finale is the final episode of the series -- all the {{Canon Foreigner}}s are KilledOffForReal or revealed to have been a CanonCharacterAllAlong, Penguin not only retakes his spot as Gotham's top crime boss but also opens his famous Iceberg Lounge, Gordon is more determined than ever to be the cop Gotham needs (setting him up for his role as {{The Commissioner|Gordon}}), Selina is taking her first steps towards becoming ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}, and in the final scene, Bruce is on his first outing as a vigilante (complete with proto-Batsuit. However, the show had already been renewed for a fourth season by the time the episode aired.
4th Jun '17 8:30:32 AM DonaldthePotholer
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** The end of the ''XY'' series also gives off a feel of finality, as for the first time there is a WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue sequence[[note]]featuring Ash's Rivals no less[[/note]]. It also had {{Montage}}s of the highlight moments of the (human) party members; Ash's is a full-fledged CreditsMontage, which was truncated (though not [[CreditsPushback pushed back]]) in the dub. Plus, the ending says "And to each [their] own way" rather than the usual "Next Time - A New Beginning!" However, this was not because the writers and staff didn't know if there would be another series[[note]][[MerchandiseDriven they were aware]] [[Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon there would be]][[/note]]; it was used because many of the staff and writers who had been on the anime for a long time left afterward. Though the case could also be made that the ending was made to {{Enforce|dTrope}} the FleetingDemographicRule by giving those who stuck with the series for however long a proper {{Jumping|OnPoint}} ''[[InvertedTrope Off]]'' Point, effectively {{Invok|edTrope}}ing this Trope.

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** The end of the ''XY'' series also gives off a feel of finality, as for the first time there is a WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue sequence[[note]]featuring Ash's Rivals no less[[/note]]. It also had {{Montage}}s of the highlight moments of the (human) party members; Ash's is a full-fledged CreditsMontage, which was truncated (though not [[CreditsPushback pushed back]]) in the dub. Plus, the ending says "And to each [their] own way" rather than the usual "Next Time - A New Beginning!" However, this was not because the writers and staff didn't know if there would be another series[[note]][[MerchandiseDriven they were aware]] [[Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon there would be]][[/note]]; it was used because many of the staff and writers who had been on the anime for a long time left afterward. Though the case could also be made that the ending this was made also ''{{Intended|AudienceReaction}}'' to {{Enforce|dTrope}} the FleetingDemographicRule by giving give those who stuck with the series for however long a proper {{Jumping|OnPoint}} ''[[InvertedTrope Off]]'' Point, effectively {{Invok|edTrope}}ing this Trope.allowing the FleetingDemographicRule [[EnforcedTrope to actually take effect]].
4th Jun '17 8:03:29 AM DonaldthePotholer
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' had ''four'' of these throughout its run: the finales of seasons 5, 6, 7 and 8. The first two came when the writers were almost sure the network would end the series, and both ended on cliffhangers that were intended to lead up to a follow-up [[TheMovie theatrical movie]], which in turn would set up the spinoff series ''Series/StargateAtlantis''; both times, the series got renewed for a new season after all. For season 7, the planned theatrical movie was reworked into a two-episode GrandFinale that would lead directly into ''Atlantis'' -- but the series was renewed yet again, resulting in the finale's ending being rewritten so that ''Atlantis'' would be set in a different galaxy (to limit crossovers, as it was going to be contemporary with SG-1 rather than replacing it). The fourth and final Series Fauxnale was a full-blown multi-part GrandFinale that ended with an epic battle, the defeat of every major antagonist in the series, and the resolution of 8 years worth of character threads and plotlines. In fact, it wrapped things up so completely that the next season necessitated a complete {{Retool}} of the show. Ironically, when the series was actually cancelled after season 10 the writers were expecting an extra year, so they weren't able to make a proper GrandFinale -- instead, the series ended with most major storylines unresolved, and the planned arc for season 11 was reworked into a direct-to-DVD movie follow-up ''Stargate: The Ark of Truth''.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' had ''four'' of these throughout its run: the finales of seasons 5, 6, 7 and 8. 8:
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The first two came when the writers were almost sure the network would end the series, and both ended on cliffhangers that were intended to lead up to a follow-up [[TheMovie theatrical movie]], which in turn would set up the spinoff series ''Series/StargateAtlantis''; both times, the series got renewed for a new season after all. all.
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For season 7, the planned theatrical movie was reworked into a two-episode GrandFinale that would lead directly into ''Atlantis'' -- but the series was renewed yet again, resulting in the finale's ending being rewritten so that ''Atlantis'' would be set in a different galaxy (to limit crossovers, as it was going to be contemporary with SG-1 rather than replacing it). The fourth and final Series Fauxnale was it).
** Season 8 had
a full-blown multi-part GrandFinale that ended with an epic battle, the defeat of every major antagonist in the series, and the resolution of 8 years worth of character threads and plotlines. In fact, it wrapped things up so completely that the next season necessitated a complete {{Retool}} of the show. Ironically, when the series was actually cancelled after season 10 the writers were expecting an extra year, so they weren't able to make a proper GrandFinale -- instead, the series ended with most major storylines unresolved, and the planned arc for season 11 was reworked into a direct-to-DVD movie follow-up ''Stargate: The Ark of Truth''.
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