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27th May '17 8:40:29 AM ZimFan89
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** Similarly, despite already being renewed for Season 6, the Season 5 finale also has all the markings of a GrandFinale -- it returns to Lian Yu, WhereItAllBegan for both the show and the Series/{{Arrowverse}} in general [[spoiler: and which ends up [[TrashTheSet entirely destroyed]]]], has a RoguesGalleryShowcase of many of the series' most popular antagonists, and features a FinalBattle with a BigBad whose [[CreateYourOwnVillain origins trace all the way back to Oliver's actions]] as the Hood back in Season 1. Plus, the MythArc of having flashbacks depicting Oliver's "five years in hell" backstory finally come to a conclusion, bringing the series full circle as it revisits the show's opening scene of Oliver being rescued from the island.
25th May '17 4:22:31 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': The three-part finale of the fourth season, meaningfully titled "The End"...which came before the show was renewed for a fifth and final season...with the GrandFinale ending with NoEnding, leaving plotholes left unfilled...[[note]]Though some dangling plot threads did get resolved in the [[ComicBook/TeenTitansGo comic book series]].[[/note]] and then ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' premiered in 2013, in which everything got DenserAndWackier from there.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': The three-part finale of the fourth season, meaningfully titled "The End"...which came before End", pitted the Titans against [[GodOfEvil Trigon]] in a post-apocalyptic wasteland for the sake of the entire universe. Then the show was renewed for a fifth and final season...season, with the two separate endings: a straightforward GrandFinale ending with NoEnding, leaving plotholes left unfilled...[[note]]Though some dangling plot threads did get resolved in the [[ComicBook/TeenTitansGo comic book series]].[[/note]] featuring everyone, and then ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' premiered in 2013, in which everything got DenserAndWackier from there.a much more downbeat DenouementEpisode.
18th May '17 10:03:50 AM Isaac_Heller
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** The finale episode of the second season, "Light in the Darkness", has become ''another'' example of this trope, as it was made before Nick commissioned the following 2 seasons. As such, [[spoiler: we learn the origin of the Avatar, which ties in to the present threat, which bonds with a human host to create a DARK Avatar that DESTROYS the Avatar spirit and breaks the whole cycle. Korra's own human spirit then has an epic battle with the Dark Avatar, destroying him and reclaiming her Avatar spirit, but now being the first Avatar in a new cycle. She then decides to keep the portals to the Spirit World open, changing the Avatar's role in the world and ushering in a new age.]] It feels very conclusive to the series and the ''Avatar'' franchise as a whole, but it was not to be. (And that's probably a good thing, as it's considered [[SophomoreSlump the worse season]] of ''Korra'' by a wide margin.

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** The finale episode of the second season, "Light in the Darkness", has become ''another'' example of this trope, as it was made before Nick commissioned the following 2 seasons. As such, [[spoiler: we learn the origin of the Avatar, which ties in to the present threat, which bonds with a human host to create a DARK Avatar that DESTROYS the Avatar spirit and breaks the whole cycle. Korra's own human spirit then has an epic battle with the Dark Avatar, destroying him and reclaiming her Avatar spirit, but now being the first Avatar in a new cycle. She then decides to keep the portals to the Spirit World open, changing the Avatar's role in the world and ushering in a new age.]] It feels very conclusive to the series and the ''Avatar'' franchise as a whole, but it was not to be. (And that's probably a good thing, as it's considered [[SophomoreSlump the worse worst season]] of ''Korra'' by a wide margin.
18th May '17 9:51:30 AM Isaac_Heller
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** The end of the ''XY'' series also gives off a feel of finality, as for the first time there are ''no'' events in the episode that hint at or lead into the following series, and the ending even says "And to each his own way" rather than the usual "Next Time - A New Beginning!" However, this is because many of the staff and writers who had been on the anime for a long time left afterward, not because they didn't know if there would be another series (they obviously were aware there would be.)
12th May '17 8:38:30 AM Isaac_Heller
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** "The Final Battle" in Season 6 is a more straight example, as it once again wraps up the series' plot and gave sendoffs to most of the main cast, but the creators did ''not'' know for sure if there would be another season afterward.
30th Apr '17 4:23:59 PM Golondrina
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* The 63rd episode of ''Anime/PriPara'' seems as if it were written as the finale. The idols hold an event to collect everyone's friend tickets so that they can have the highest-rated performance ever. The resulting live is very similar to the one used to wake up Falulu in episode 37 of PriPara's first season. However, this was not the case, as [[SleeperHit the show became humongously popular amongst the target demographic]].
29th Apr '17 11:29:55 AM DustSnitch
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So... you're the creative force behind a television show. You've managed to get your concept off the ground, and into the homes of millions. But you're just not sure if it has been ''enough'' millions. Ratings are wavering, the advertising isn't selling as well as you've hoped, and the network has made it not at all clear whether you'll be picked up for another season. You're not certain if you've told the complete story that you've wanted to tell, and are far from certain that you'll be granted the forum of a TV-Movie in order to WrapItUp.

But still, there are the thousands of fans out there, signing petitions, talking about it on their favorite television wiki, and generally supportive in every facet of your show. Don't they deserve closure? Don't they deserve to not be LeftHanging? Of course. So, with the SeasonFinale looming high, and it almost certainly the last episode to be aired, you decide to go out with a bang and give the folks at home a nice curtain call. It's the GrandFinale after all!

... then you get OnlyBarelyRenewed... heck, maybe even UnCanceled, if your series has rabid enough fans who do all but commit suicide in order to get the series back.

The '''Series Fauxnale''' is an episode of a series that was planned to serve as an adequate, even great, final episode of the show, brought upon by how its future on television was uncertain. Often precedes a PostScriptSeason, though some shows last for many, many years thereafter. It is likely to have all the attributes of the StockSeriesFinales. If the following years of the show are considered lackluster, there'll be more than a couple fans that claim FanonDiscontinuity on it, and say that this was when the show ''really'' ended.

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So... you're the creative force behind a television show. You've managed to get your concept off the ground, and into the homes of millions. But you're just not sure if it has been ''enough'' millions. Ratings are wavering, the advertising isn't selling as well as you've hoped, and the network has made it not at all clear whether you'll be picked up for another season. You're not certain if you've told the complete story that you've wanted to tell, and are far from certain that you'll be granted the forum of a TV-Movie in order to WrapItUp.

But still, there are the thousands of fans out there, signing petitions, talking about it on their favorite television wiki, and generally supportive in every facet of your show. Don't they deserve closure? Don't they deserve to not be LeftHanging? Of course. So, with the SeasonFinale looming high, and it almost certainly the last episode to be aired, you decide to go out with a bang and give the folks at home a nice curtain call. It's the GrandFinale after all!

... then you get OnlyBarelyRenewed... heck, maybe even UnCanceled, if your series has rabid enough fans who do all but commit suicide in order to get the series back.

The '''Series Fauxnale''' is an episode of a series that was planned to serve as an adequate, even great, final episode of the show, brought upon by how its future on television was uncertain. Often precedes a PostScriptSeason, though some shows last for many, many years thereafter.

It is likely to have all the attributes of the StockSeriesFinales. If the following years of the show are considered lackluster, there'll be more than a couple fans that claim FanonDiscontinuity on it, and say that this was when the show ''really'' ended.
24th Apr '17 12:21:46 PM immblueversion
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Despite the blatant NegativeContinuity the show has, the creator made it clear that no matter how long the show goes for, the movie will always be the series finale {{canon}}-wise, no matter how little sense it may make due to material in any given post-movie episodes... but then the series carried on due to ExecutiveMeddling, so maybe the movie wasn't canon. (And if that was not enough, WordOfGod says that there's a sequel coming out sometime this year, and it may indicate that the first movie may or may not be canon, or a potential finale, with said movie being another potential one.)
** "[=SpongeBob=]'s Last Stand" was thought to be the GrandFinale (and its name also suggests this), with a NearVillainVictory (Plankton has successfully driven away business from the Krusty Krab, and Mr. Krabs was ready to hand over the Krabby Patty secret formula, until a bunch a jellyfish cut negoations short by stopping that from happening by going on a rampage, making it a DidntThinkThisThrough moment for Plankton).

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Despite the blatant NegativeContinuity the show has, the creator made it clear that no matter how long the show goes for, the movie will always be the series finale {{canon}}-wise, no matter how long the show goes for or how little sense it may make due to material in any given post-movie episodes... but then episodes. Naturally, the series carried on due to ExecutiveMeddling, so maybe the and even spawned another movie wasn't canon. (And if that was not enough, WordOfGod says that there's a sequel coming out sometime this year, and it may indicate that (albeit with no direct link to the first movie may or may not be canon, or a potential finale, with said movie being another potential one.)
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** "[=SpongeBob=]'s Last Stand" was thought to be the GrandFinale (and its name also suggests this), with a NearVillainVictory (Plankton has successfully driven away business from the Krusty Krab, and Mr. Krabs was ready to hand over the Krabby Patty secret formula, until a bunch a jellyfish cut negoations short by stopping stopped that from happening by going on a rampage, making it a DidntThinkThisThrough moment for Plankton).
16th Apr '17 6:19:27 PM Blazer
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** Season 11 ends with Jonah eaten by Reptilicus Metallicus during his forced wedding by Kinga Forrester, though by the way Kinga expresses her anger, there's the idea that we could see a Season 12.
4th Apr '17 1:23:10 PM LlamaRamaDingDong
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** The season four episode "The Leap" was also written as a possible send off for the characters which could easily function as a series finale.
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