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16th Mar '17 5:19:20 PM MarcoPolo250
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** "Blagsnarst: A Love Story" is another, with the entire series revealed to be Stan reading a story that chronicles how Kim Kardashian was born and putting a book called ''American Dad! on FOX'' [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic on a shelf next to some classic novels]] (''The Brothers Karamazov'', ''Moby Dick'', ''From Whom the Bell Tolls'', and ''War and Peace'')...then came the TBS episodes, which, like the ''Boondocks''' fourth season, [[FanonDiscontinuity is considered by some to be so bad that they pretend it doesn't exist]].

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** "Blagsnarst: A Love Story" is another, with the entire series revealed to be Stan reading a story that chronicles how Kim Kardashian was born and putting a book called ''American Dad! on FOX'' [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic on a shelf next to some classic novels]] (''The Brothers Karamazov'', ''Moby Dick'', ''From Whom the Bell Tolls'', and ''War and Peace'')...then came the TBS episodes, which, like the ''Boondocks''' fourth season, [[FanonDiscontinuity is considered by some to be so bad that they pretend it doesn't exist]].Peace'').
12th Mar '17 2:40:03 PM Vir
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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 and most viewers [[OldShame pretend that the fourth season]] [[FanonDiscontinuity never happened]], with Adult Swim [adult swim] only airing ''Boondocks'' reruns up to "It's Going Down".
12th Mar '17 2:38:00 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' originally ended with the season five episode MusicalEpisode, "See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey" in which the girls make a deal with a reality-altering gnome to rid Townsville of the villains plaguing it in exchange for their powers. Realizing that evil still lurks in Townsville in the form of a cult formed by Gnomey, and that evil will always exist as long as there is good, the deal is broken and they go to stop him. For years, this episode [[LoseEpisode never aired in the United States]], only becoming available years after the show's run through the complete series DVD set and digital download.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' originally ended with the season five episode MusicalEpisode, "See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey" in which the girls make a deal with a reality-altering gnome to rid Townsville of the villains plaguing it in exchange for their powers. Realizing that evil still lurks in Townsville in the form of a cult formed by Gnomey, and that evil will always exist as long as there is good, the deal is broken and they go to stop him. For years, this episode [[LoseEpisode [[MissingEpisode never aired in the United States]], only becoming available years after the show's run through the complete series DVD set and digital download.
12th Mar '17 2:36:25 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' had the final ''[[{{Crossover}} Jimmy Timmy Power Hour]]'' was the intended finale for both shows. However, both series were renewed and the crossover rewritten as a result.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' had the final ''[[{{Crossover}} Jimmy Timmy Power Hour]]'' Hour]]'', which was the intended finale for both shows. However, both series were renewed and the crossover rewritten as a result.
8th Mar '17 2:12:14 AM MisterCPC
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* Deliberately invoked with the Superman books during "ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman" storyline. The last issue of the second arc, "Funeral for a Friend," ends with Superman's body being returned to its final resting place, Lois accepting that her fiancee is gone now, Luthor getting past being unable to be the one to kill Superman himself, and Jonathan Kent apparently succumbing to a grief-induced heart attack as the last page shows him flatlining. The title of the story was even called "The End," and both the title and issue credits came at the end of the comic. After that all the main Superman books went on hiatus for a couple months, with only a few specials and one-shots getting published during that period, before the books finally came back and began the "Reign of the Supermen" arc. In reality, DC was never intending to end Superman for good, and only put the books on hold to help build up the hype for Superman's eventual return.
28th Feb '17 7:19:42 PM LegitimateIdiot
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* Toys/{{LEGO}} WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}} was originally intended to end in the first half of 2013, with the sets' boxes even being labeled as "The Final Battle", not to mention that the storyline in the TV series was also wrapped up with a series finale depicting the events of said FinalBattle. And then? [[http://images.wikia.com/lego/images/3/37/Imagezane.jpg LEGO releases this teaser image]], signalling the toy series' comeback and the announcement of a season 3 for the TV series.

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* Toys/{{LEGO}} Franchise/{{LEGO}} WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}} was originally intended to end in the first half of 2013, with the sets' boxes even being labeled as "The Final Battle", not to mention that the storyline in the TV series was also wrapped up with a series finale depicting the events of said FinalBattle. And then? [[http://images.wikia.com/lego/images/3/37/Imagezane.jpg LEGO releases this teaser image]], signalling the toy series' comeback and the announcement of a season 3 for the TV series.
26th Feb '17 1:47:51 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* Toys/{{LEGO}} Franchise/{{Ninjago}} was originally intended to end in the first half of 2013, with the sets' boxes even being labeled as "The Final Battle", not to mention that the storyline in the TV series was also wrapped up with a series finale depicting the events of said FinalBattle. And then? [[http://images.wikia.com/lego/images/3/37/Imagezane.jpg LEGO releases this teaser image.]]

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* Toys/{{LEGO}} Franchise/{{Ninjago}} WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}} was originally intended to end in the first half of 2013, with the sets' boxes even being labeled as "The Final Battle", not to mention that the storyline in the TV series was also wrapped up with a series finale depicting the events of said FinalBattle. And then? [[http://images.wikia.com/lego/images/3/37/Imagezane.jpg LEGO releases this teaser image.]]image]], signalling the toy series' comeback and the announcement of a season 3 for the TV series.
24th Feb '17 4:05:49 PM RacattackForce
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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.

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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.



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': The MadeForTVMovie ''[[WesternAnimation/KimPossibleMovieSoTheDrama So the Drama]]'' was expected to be the end of the show, complete with LastMinuteHookup. Then they got another season.
** Oddly enough, though, ''So the Drama'' debuted while there were still five unaired episodes (including one [[ThreeShorts Two Shorts]] episode) that nominally took place before it, and one of those episodes didn't even air until ''[[ScheduleSlip over a year]]'' after ''So the Drama'', by which time the PostscriptSeason was in the works.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has had THREE of these. "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E18TheDevilsHandsAreIdlePlaythings The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings]]" rather sweetly concluded the fourth season, and it was canceled for several years...until the straight-to-DVD movies, culminating in the real finale, ''[[Recap/FuturamaM4IntoTheWildGreenYonder Into the Wild Green Yonder]]'', which ended with all of the major characters flying into a wormhole, not knowing where in the universe it would bring them, but admitting it didn't matter if they never found their way back to Earth, as long as they had each other. Then the show was completely UnCanceled, and it was revealed that the wormhole led straight to Earth. And then season 6's "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E25Overclockwise Overclockwise]]" was a ''third'' series finale in which Bender overpowers himself and Fry and Leela worry about their future together. [[WordOfGod The show writers]] created it in case Comedy Central didn't pick up any more seasons (indeed, they picked up ''two'' more seasons, with the actual finale being "Meanwhile").

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': The MadeForTVMovie ''[[WesternAnimation/KimPossibleMovieSoTheDrama So the Drama]]'' was expected to be the end of the show, show as a result of Creator/DisneyChannel's then-ironclad [[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon 65 episode rule]], complete with LastMinuteHookup. Then they got another season.
season due to fan demand.
** Oddly enough, though, ''So the Drama'' debuted while there were still five '''five''' unaired episodes (including one [[ThreeShorts Two Shorts]] episode) that nominally took place before it, and one of those episodes didn't even air until ''[[ScheduleSlip over a year]]'' after ''So the Drama'', by which time the PostscriptSeason was in the works.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has had THREE of these. "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E18TheDevilsHandsAreIdlePlaythings The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings]]" rather sweetly concluded the fourth season, and it was canceled for several years...until the straight-to-DVD movies, culminating in the real second finale, ''[[Recap/FuturamaM4IntoTheWildGreenYonder Into the Wild Green Yonder]]'', which ended with all of the major characters flying into a wormhole, not knowing where in the universe it would bring them, but admitting it didn't matter if they never found their way back to Earth, as long as they had each other. Then the show was completely UnCanceled, and it was revealed that the wormhole led straight to Earth. And then season Season 6's "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E25Overclockwise Overclockwise]]" was a ''third'' series finale in which Bender overpowers himself and Fry and Leela worry about their future together. [[WordOfGod The show writers]] created it in case Comedy Central didn't pick up any more seasons (indeed, they picked seasons. The network ended up greenlighting ''two'' more seasons, seasons though, with the actual finale being "Meanwhile")."Meanwhile".



* The Season 4 finale of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', "Take This Ed and Shove It", said that the entire series was [[AllJustADream all just memories]] being remembered by Eddy in his old age. Season 5 then came along and retconned this, also having its own Fauxnale titled "A Fistful of Ed".
** Another one almost happened for ''Ed, Edd, n Eddy'' before then. Believing that the they may not get another season, the crew wrote up a series finale known as "All's Ed That Ends Ed". It was written specifically to act as the series finale, revolving around the Eds and the rest of the kids trying to stop the cul-de-sac from being demolished for a construction project. It ends up tying up every single plot idea in the series.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' did this at least twice: the TV movie Abra-Catastrophe, and the 1-hour special Fairy Idol.
** Many also think that Wishology may have been intended as a series finale. It certainly has a "finale" like feel to it, especially if you read the original script drafts. However, it was renewed for two more seasons, so it's definitely not a finale. Whether or not it was intended as one is still an open question.
** Any of the TV movies would have worked as a finale. The final ''[[{{Crossover}} Jimmy Timmy Power Hour]]'' was supposed to be the finale but they keep getting renewed.
** Then came the live-action movie, ''Film/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner'' which completely retconned the ending to ''Channel Chasers'' and looked like it could serve as a decent finale, yet still got two sequels in ''Film/AFairlyOddChristmas'' and ''Film/AFairlyOddSummer'', the latter of which ends with Timmy [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascending to a Higher Plane of Existence]]. The series still continued after that.
* ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'' has the episode segment "Mom-A-Geddon" which was at first to be written to be the GrandFinale despite being five episodes in the series (Granted that if it were then the alternative ending would have shown that Dudley having his license to serve being revoked, and gotten in big trouble with his mother for not telling the truth.)

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* The Season 4 finale of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' had "Take This Ed and Shove It", which said that the entire series was [[AllJustADream all just memories]] being remembered by Eddy in his old age. Season 5 then came along and retconned this, while also having its own Fauxnale titled "A Fistful of Ed".
Ed", in which the Eds finally end an episode being fully content.
** [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Another one that almost happened happened]] for ''Ed, Edd, n Eddy'' before then. Believing that the they may not get another season, the crew wrote up was a series finale known as "All's Ed That Ends Ed". It was written specifically to act as the series finale, revolving around the Eds and the rest of the kids trying to stop the cul-de-sac from being demolished for a construction project. It ends up tying up every single plot idea in the series.
project.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' did this at least twice: had the TV movie Abra-Catastrophe, and the 1-hour special Fairy Idol.
** Many also think that Wishology may have been intended as a series finale. It certainly has a "finale" like feel to it, especially if you read the original script drafts. However, it was renewed for two more seasons, so it's definitely not a finale. Whether or not it was intended as one is still an open question.
** Any of the TV movies would have worked as a finale. The
final ''[[{{Crossover}} Jimmy Timmy Power Hour]]'' was supposed to be the intended finale but they keep getting renewed.
** Then came
for both shows. However, both series were renewed and the crossover rewritten as a result.
* The
live-action movie, ''Film/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner'' ''Film/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner'', which completely retconned WordOfGod said was the canon ending to the series, retconning the ending to ''Channel Chasers'' and looked like it could serve as a decent finale, yet still Chasers''...then this movie got two sequels in ''Film/AFairlyOddChristmas'' and ''Film/AFairlyOddSummer'', the latter of which ends with Timmy [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascending to a Higher Plane of Existence]]. The series still continued after that.
* ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'' has the episode segment "Mom-A-Geddon" which was at first to be written to be the GrandFinale despite being five episodes in the series (Granted that if it were then the alternative ending would have shown that Dudley having his license to serve being revoked, and gotten in big trouble with his mother for not telling the truth.)
Existence]].



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' originally ended with a MusicalEpisode, "See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey" in which the girls make a deal with a reality-altering gnome to rid Townsville of the villains plaguing it in exchange for their powers. Realizing that evil still lurks in Townsville in the form of a cult formed by Gnomey, and that evil will always exist as long as there is good, the deal is broken and they go to stop him. The episode ended up being banned for unclear reasons: Some say it's the alleged Communist undertones, while most place the blame on the strobe lighting effects that would have caused epileptic seizures in sensitive viewers (much like the ''Pokémon'' episode "Electric Soldier Porygon.") The episode is available for viewing on the complete series DVD set and is also available as a digital download where available (if you're willing to pay money that is). It's even more ironic since it's a season 5 episode and season five is considered the weakest season.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' originally ended with a the season five episode MusicalEpisode, "See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey" in which the girls make a deal with a reality-altering gnome to rid Townsville of the villains plaguing it in exchange for their powers. Realizing that evil still lurks in Townsville in the form of a cult formed by Gnomey, and that evil will always exist as long as there is good, the deal is broken and they go to stop him. The For years, this episode ended up being banned for unclear reasons: Some say it's [[LoseEpisode never aired in the alleged Communist undertones, while most place the blame on the strobe lighting effects that would have caused epileptic seizures in sensitive viewers (much like the ''Pokémon'' episode "Electric Soldier Porygon.") The episode is United States]], only becoming available for viewing on years after the show's run through the complete series DVD set and is also available as a digital download where available (if you're willing to pay money that is). It's even more ironic since it's a season 5 episode and season five is considered the weakest season.download.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' had a shorter season 3 that would have officially made it a SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon. The finale of season 3 is a MusicalEpisode that [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore changes the status quo]] when main character Twilight Sparkle authors her own magic, [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascends to a Higher Plane of Existence]], and returns as an [[WingedUnicorn alicorn]] [[LateArrivalSpoiler princess]]. It was intended as the series finale when it was written. Months after the episode was made, a fourth season of the show (and a movie) were ordered. One of the writers on the show later stated that she considered it the first in a three-episode arc.
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' played with this by naming one SeasonFinale "Last Last One Forever and Ever" and ending it with the titular trio moving away, with Carl poignantly saying, "Truly, they were an Aqua Teen Hunger Force." Then it was revealed that the producers were already planning new episodes, and the next aired episode revealed that the Aqua Teens moved into the other house next to Carl's. At the end of the episode, the Rabbot from the first episode returns and destroys the house. The Aqua Teens fully expect a SnapBack, but it doesn't happen, so [[StatusQuoIsGod they go back to their old house]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' had a shorter season 3 that would have officially made it a SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon. The finale of season 3 is a MusicalEpisode that [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore changes the status quo]] when main character Twilight Sparkle authors her own magic, [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascends to a Higher Plane of Existence]], and returns as an [[WingedUnicorn alicorn]] [[LateArrivalSpoiler princess]]. It was intended as the series finale when it was written. Months after the episode was made, However, a fourth season of the show (and and a movie) SpinOff movie were ordered. One of ordered, leading to the writers on the show later stated that she considered it episode being rewritten to loosely be the first part in a three-episode arc.
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' played with this by naming one SeasonFinale "Last Last One Forever and Ever" and ending it with the titular trio moving away, with Carl poignantly saying, "Truly, "[[TitleDrop Truly, they were an Aqua Teen Hunger Force.Force]]." Then it was revealed that the producers were already planning new episodes, and the next aired episode revealed that the Aqua Teens moved into the other house next to Carl's. At the end of the episode, the Rabbot from the first episode returns and destroys the house. The Aqua Teens fully expect a SnapBack, but it doesn't happen, so [[StatusQuoIsGod they go back to their old house]].



* 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 never happened]], with Adult Swim 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 and most viewers [[OldShame pretend that the fourth season season]] [[FanonDiscontinuity never happened]], with Adult Swim only airing ''Boondocks'' reruns up to "It's Going Down".



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' had one in its 15th season. The episode "You're Getting Old," which aired shortly after the dispute over Comedy Central censoring the Season 14 DVD, seemingly wrapped up several series-long storylines, notably Stan, the normally happy and sensible one, falling into depression, Sharon finally divorcing Randy after years of putting up with his nonsense, and lifelong rivals Cartman and Kyle finally getting along. To increase the impact, the song "Landslide" by Stevie Nicks played over the episode's final montage showcasing these changes. Social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook erupted immediately following the episode's broadcast, with many speculating that the episode was a surprise series finale. Four months later, however, [[SnapBack the season resumed with another episode that brought everything back to normal]] (complete with a parody of the "Landslide" sequence), and the series is still going strong.
20th Feb '17 7:24:07 PM bt8257
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... then you get OnlyBarelyRenewed... heck, maybe even UnCancelled, if your series has rabid enough fans who do all but commit suicide in order to get the series back.

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... then you get OnlyBarelyRenewed... heck, maybe even UnCancelled, UnCanceled, if your series has rabid enough fans who do all but commit suicide in order to get the series back.
10th Feb '17 11:03:21 AM matruz
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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWarIII'' was chronologically the GrandFinale of Kratos' adventures in the ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'', with other later games as prequels or interquels; however Kratos' story will continue with ''VideoGame/GodOfWarPS4''.
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