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31st Jan '16 12:36:18 PM Vir
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* The "Comicbook/ContestOfChampions" arc from ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' was written to serve as a GrandFinale for the show, but at the last second, Disney XD picked up the cartoon for one more season. * ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' has "Butterflies Are Free. For a show largely centered around the junior high experience, it focuses on graduation from junior high and even contains a retrospective montage with clips from earlier episodes at the very end. Despite this they do not GraduateFromTheStory. There's another season dealing with the characters in high school, and especially Ginger's maturing love life.
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* The "Comicbook/ContestOfChampions" "ComicBook/ContestOfChampions" arc from ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' was written to serve as a GrandFinale for the show, but at the last second, Disney XD picked up the cartoon for one more season. * ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' has "Butterflies Are Free.Free". For a show largely centered around the junior high experience, it focuses on graduation from junior high and even contains a retrospective montage with clips from earlier episodes at the very end. Despite this they do not GraduateFromTheStory. There's another season dealing with the characters in high school, and especially Ginger's maturing love life.
27th Jan '16 8:52:18 AM Vir
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** The classic ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}}'' games were evidently intended to wrap up with ''VideoGame/MegaMan6''; this is apparent in the tone of the music, particularly the songs used for the title screen, final stages and final boss, and after the final boss Mega Man arrests Wily.[[note]]Although after the credits, there is a ToBeContinued, but who knows if it was meant to refer to ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' or the eventual ''VideoGame/MegaMan7''.[[/note]] ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'' came along and opens with Wily escaping from prison, then ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan8 8]]'' came along and became ''another'' Series Fauxnale before ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan9 9]]''. ''VideoGame/MegaMan10'''s ending serves as the current finale, as it implies Dr. Wily made a HeelFaceTurn, though it hasn't been officially stated to be the last entry in the series.
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** The classic ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}}'' games were evidently intended to wrap up with ''VideoGame/MegaMan6''; this is apparent in the tone of the music, particularly the songs used for the title screen, final stages and final boss, and after the final boss Mega Man arrests Dr. Wily.[[note]]Although after the credits, there is a ToBeContinued, but who knows if it was meant to refer to ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' or the eventual ''VideoGame/MegaMan7''.[[/note]] ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'' came along and opens with Wily escaping from prison, then ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan8 8]]'' came along and became ''another'' Series Fauxnale before ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan9 9]]''. ''VideoGame/MegaMan10'''s ending serves as the current finale, as it implies Dr. Wily made a HeelFaceTurn, though it hasn't been officially stated to be the last entry in the series.
27th Jan '16 8:51:28 AM Vir
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** The classic ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}}'' games were evidently intended to wrap up with ''VideoGame/MegaMan6''; this is apparent in the music, as the title screen and Wily stage themes having a somber "beginning of the end" feel, the final boss theme has an urgent "our final battle" feel, and after the final boss Mega Man arrests Wily.[[note]]Although after the credits, there is a ToBeContinued, but who knows if it was meant to refer to ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' or the eventual ''VideoGame/MegaMan7''.[[/note]] ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'' came along and opens with Wily escaping from prison, then ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan8 8]]'' came along and became ''another'' Series Fauxnale before ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan9 9]]''. ''VideoGame/MegaMan10'''s ending serves as the current finale, as it implies Dr. Wily made a HeelFaceTurn, though it hasn't been officially stated to be the last entry in the series.
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** The classic ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}}'' games were evidently intended to wrap up with ''VideoGame/MegaMan6''; this is apparent in the tone of the music, as particularly the songs used for the title screen and Wily stage themes having a somber "beginning of the end" feel, the screen, final boss theme has an urgent "our stages and final battle" feel, boss, and after the final boss Mega Man arrests Wily.[[note]]Although after the credits, there is a ToBeContinued, but who knows if it was meant to refer to ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' or the eventual ''VideoGame/MegaMan7''.[[/note]] ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'' came along and opens with Wily escaping from prison, then ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan8 8]]'' came along and became ''another'' Series Fauxnale before ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan9 9]]''. ''VideoGame/MegaMan10'''s ending serves as the current finale, as it implies Dr. Wily made a HeelFaceTurn, though it hasn't been officially stated to be the last entry in the series.
15th Jan '16 12:09:26 AM ConfuzzledKoala
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* Episode 100 of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' (notable for having multiple endings thanks to the magic of the internet) wrapped up the five seasons of the Blood Gulch Chronicles and could easily have ended the series. The Recollection trilogy (seasons 6-8) and the Freelancer Saga (seasons 9-10) continue this pattern.
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* The end of each story arc of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', especially Episode 100 of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' (notable for having 100, which actually served as a GrandFinale when it was released. Notably, it had multiple endings thanks to the magic of the internet) internet, and wrapped up the five seasons of the Blood Gulch Chronicles and could easily have ended the series. The Recollection trilogy (seasons 6-8) endings of Season 8, 10 and the Freelancer Saga (seasons 9-10) continue this pattern. 13 are all deliberately poignant and could serve as series finales.
13th Jan '16 4:24:19 PM nombretomado
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* TheSpoonyExperiment nearly ended with the VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII series. Noah was having camera issues, and was about to move out of his parents' house, and didn't know whether or not he'd be able to pick up where he left off so he killed off :"The Spoony One" leaving in a SequelHook by a [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] [[TheCameo cameo]].
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* TheSpoonyExperiment WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment nearly ended with the VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII series. Noah was having camera issues, and was about to move out of his parents' house, and didn't know whether or not he'd be able to pick up where he left off so he killed off :"The Spoony One" leaving in a SequelHook by a [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] [[TheCameo cameo]].
7th Jan '16 1:34:58 PM ParkedCarAnne
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has the aptly titled episode "The Finale", which deconsructed the series NegativeContinuity and revealed that the Wattersons' past actions had long term consequences. The episode definitely has the feel of a series finale, but the show was renewed for another season. Just as well, anyway, considering the episode ends with [[BolivianArmyEnding the Wattersons' implied death at the hands of just about the whole populace of Elmore, which has finally had enough]]. ** The season 3 finale "The Money" (where The Wattersons go broke and the show begins to literally fall apart) also has the feel of a finale, even though by the time it aired the show had been renewed up to season 5.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has the aptly titled episode "The Finale", which deconsructed the series NegativeContinuity and revealed that the Wattersons' past actions had long term consequences. The episode definitely has the feel of a series finale, but the show was renewed for another season.season (albeit with new voice actors for Gumball and Darwin since the old ones were hitting puberty and didn't sound like little kids anymore). Just as well, anyway, considering the episode ends with [[BolivianArmyEnding the Wattersons' implied death at the hands of just about the whole populace of Elmore, which has finally had enough]]. ** The season 3 finale "The Money" (where The Wattersons go broke and the show begins to literally fall apart) apart after Gumball refuses to let his family sell out and do a commercial for Joyful Burger) also has the feel of a finale, even though by the time it aired aired, the show had been renewed up to season 5.
6th Jan '16 12:05:53 PM Willbyr
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* ''FushigiYuugi'' gives us an epic battle between Nakago and the Suzaku Seishi (and Seiryuu and Suzaku themselves!) [[TheTokyoFireball in Tokyo]] before fast-forwarding to three and a half months later to symbolically wrap things up with CherryBlossoms. This was supposed to be the GrandFinale for both the anime and the manga, but... y'know.
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* ''FushigiYuugi'' ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' gives us an epic battle between Nakago and the Suzaku Seishi (and Seiryuu and Suzaku themselves!) [[TheTokyoFireball in Tokyo]] before fast-forwarding to three and a half months later to symbolically wrap things up with CherryBlossoms. This was supposed to be the GrandFinale for both the anime and the manga, but... y'know.

* ''SgtFrog'' sort of does this in episode 51. In this episode, the Keroro ([[{{Woolseyism}} "A.R.M.]][[GagDub P.I.T."]]) Platoon[[note]]They are simply the "Keroro Platoon" in the original Japanese version[[/note]] receives a message from headquarters ordering them to return to Keron...or they will die. There are even scenes that show them packing everything up, and erasing everyone's memories (including the Hinatas'). It turns out though, that [[spoiler: they only had to return for a regular medical checkup]], and as a result [[spoiler: they never really had to leave "Pekopon" after all]].
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* ''SgtFrog'' ''Manga/SgtFrog'' sort of does this in episode 51. In this episode, the Keroro ([[{{Woolseyism}} "A.R.M.]][[GagDub P.I.T."]]) Platoon[[note]]They are simply the "Keroro Platoon" in the original Japanese version[[/note]] receives a message from headquarters ordering them to return to Keron...or they will die. There are even scenes that show them packing everything up, and erasing everyone's memories (including the Hinatas'). It turns out though, that [[spoiler: they only had to return for a regular medical checkup]], and as a result [[spoiler: they never really had to leave "Pekopon" after all]].

* Masashi Kishimoto was rumored to have wanted to end Franchise/{{Naruto}} seven years before he actually did, it was around that time that the series had the Pain arc which ended with Naruto returning to the village as a beloved hero, considering his beginnings as a lonely outcast, it feels conclusive to his character as a whole and the series could've ended there perfectly if it wasn't for the loose threads of Sasuke and the Masked Man ([[SeasonalRot Some fans wish it was]]). But barring that, there's the [[WarArc Fourth Shinobi World War]] which serves as a very definite Final Battle for all involved and the FinalBattle ends with [[spoiler: Naruto and Sasuke finally recounciialing]], aside from loose ends being left unwrapped, it feels conclusive to the series but then there was the Distant Finale which aside from answering who the [[OfficialCouple Official Couples]] were didn't answer any the plot lingering questions and served more to set up the Naruto Gaiden spin off series than it did to conclusively end the main series. Time will tell on whether the new spinoff will finally give it a conclusive end.
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* Masashi Kishimoto was rumored to have wanted to end Franchise/{{Naruto}} ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' seven years before he actually did, it was around that time that the series had the Pain arc which ended with Naruto returning to the village as a beloved hero, considering his beginnings as a lonely outcast, it feels conclusive to his character as a whole and the series could've ended there perfectly if it wasn't for the loose threads of Sasuke and the Masked Man ([[SeasonalRot Some fans wish it was]]). But barring that, there's the [[WarArc Fourth Shinobi World War]] which serves as a very definite Final Battle for all involved and the FinalBattle ends with [[spoiler: Naruto and Sasuke finally recounciialing]], aside from loose ends being left unwrapped, it feels conclusive to the series but then there was the Distant Finale which aside from answering who the [[OfficialCouple Official Couples]] were didn't answer any the plot lingering questions and served more to set up the Naruto Gaiden spin off series than it did to conclusively end the main series. Time will tell on whether the new spinoff will finally give it a conclusive end.
21st Dec '15 5:41:07 PM Silverblade2
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* Occasionally, comic books undergoing a CosmicRetcon present a variation of these, tying up previously ongoing story-lines to a certain degree before a new continuity takes over. The most famous example is Creator/AlanMoore's ''Comicbook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow''.

* As comic books are generally collected into trade graphic-novel collections every 6 issues or so, newer, smaller, or struggling titles usually have a nice wrap-up of a storyline every 6-12 issues where you could safely end things in case they get shelved.
21st Dec '15 9:32:40 AM Silverblade2
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** Even season two would be an effective DownerEnding, resolving all the main ongoing plotlines and ending with [[spoiler: Buffy walking away from her life after being forced to kill Angel]].
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** Even season two would be an effective DownerEnding, BittersweetEnding, resolving all the main ongoing plotlines and ending with [[spoiler: Buffy walking away from her life after being forced to kill Angel]].
13th Dec '15 11:55:36 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' has "Butterflies Are Free. For a show largely centered around the junior high experience, it focuses on graduation from junior high and even contains a retrospective montage with clips from earlier episodes at the very end. Despite this they do not GraduateFromTheStory. There's another season dealing with the characters in high school, and especially Ginger's maturing love life.
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