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19th May '18 7:21:56 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' wasn't renewed for a Season 6 until about a week before the Season 5 finale aired. Thus, said finale is designed very much like an ending (even being titled "The End"), and wraps up with [[ButNowIMustGo Coulson and May leaving the team]] and going to [[BookEnds Tahiti]] in order to spend Coulson's [[YourDaysAreNumbered last days]] in peace. Meanwhile, the rest of the team [[AndTheAdventureContinues flies off on another mission]].
17th May '18 11:43:09 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' (and its yet-to-be-named sequel) will serve as a culmination of everything that's happened in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse up to that point, which has already been revealed to be planned out till 2028 -- a whole ''nine'' years after the release of the second film in that duology.

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* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' (and its [[Film/Avengers4 yet-to-be-named sequel) sequel]]) will serve as a culmination of everything that's happened in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse up to that point, which has already been revealed to be planned out till 2028 -- a whole ''nine'' years after the release of the second film in that duology.



** "Going Home", where the entire plot of the series is wrapped up completely in a BittersweetEnding up until a very literal SequelHook shows up at the last minute. A strange case of this trope since the makers of the show ''knew'' it wasn't going to be the end when making it.

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** "Going Home", where the entire plot of the series is wrapped up completely in a BittersweetEnding up until a very literal SequelHook shows up at the last minute. A strange case of this trope since it was only the ''midseason'' finale, with another eleven episodes already in production when it aired, so the makers of the show ''knew'' obviously already knew it wasn't going to be the end when making it.



* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' ended its seventh season on a quieter note without any glaring cliffhangers, [[spoiler: unless you count whether Beckett will decide to accept the rank of Captain or take Kaufmann up on his suggestion to run for State Senate]], and ended with Castle and his family and friends having dinner together and looking forward to the future. As with the ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' and ''Series/{{Bones}}'' examples cited above, the series was on the bubble at the time the finale was produced, but renewed around the time it aired.

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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' ended its seventh season on a quieter note without any glaring cliffhangers, [[spoiler: unless you count whether Beckett will decide to accept the rank of Captain or take Kaufmann up on his suggestion to run for State Senate]], and ended with Castle and his family and friends having dinner together and looking forward to the future. As with the ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' and ''Series/{{Bones}}'' examples cited above, the series was on the bubble at the time the finale was produced, but renewed around the time it aired.aired and lasted one more season.
14th May '18 5:26:19 AM Sikon
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** 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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** 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''.''Film/StargateTheArkOfTruth''.
10th May '18 10:52:20 AM AmourMitts
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* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' (and its yet-to-be-named sequel) will serve as a culmination of everything that's happened in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse up to that point, which has already been revealed to be planned out till 2028 -- a whole ''eight'' years after the release of the second film in that duology.

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* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' (and its yet-to-be-named sequel) will serve as a culmination of everything that's happened in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse up to that point, which has already been revealed to be planned out till 2028 -- a whole ''eight'' ''nine'' years after the release of the second film in that duology.
6th May '18 3:04:27 PM nombretomado
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* According to [[WordOfGod Bob Forward]], the writing staff of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' didn't know if they were going to get a second season... So at the end of the first, there was a DetonationMoon, Optimus Primal "died", and the Predacons soon would outnumber the heroic Maximals by a game changing margin. A similar thing happened at the end of the ''second'' season, which ends with Megatron causing the fabric of ''time itself'' to start unraveling. In both cases, this was meant to imply that if there wasn't another season, it meant the world had ended. Of course, over the course of season 2 it was revealed that they were on EarthAllAlong, and if either BadEnding was completed it would have meant both the end of the Beast Wars and the RetGone obliteration of all of TransformersGeneration1, so it's a good thing that didn't happen.

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* According to [[WordOfGod Bob Forward]], the writing staff of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' didn't know if they were going to get a second season... So at the end of the first, there was a DetonationMoon, Optimus Primal "died", and the Predacons soon would outnumber the heroic Maximals by a game changing margin. A similar thing happened at the end of the ''second'' season, which ends with Megatron causing the fabric of ''time itself'' to start unraveling. In both cases, this was meant to imply that if there wasn't another season, it meant the world had ended. Of course, over the course of season 2 it was revealed that they were on EarthAllAlong, and if either BadEnding was completed it would have meant both the end of the Beast Wars and the RetGone obliteration of all of TransformersGeneration1, Franchise/TransformersGeneration1, so it's a good thing that didn't happen.
5th May '18 11:00:48 AM CombativeBoil
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** The fifth season is a pretty good example, if you ignore the cliffhanger at the very end. The story that had been building for the past 5 seasons had finally been resolved, the BigBad was defeated, Kripke stopped writing the show, and it could have all been over. Except it wasn't, it wasn't even at the half way point!

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** The fifth season is a pretty good example, if you ignore even with the cliffhanger SequelHook at the very end. The story that had been building for the past 5 seasons had finally been resolved, the BigBad was defeated, series creator Kripke stopped writing the show, and it could have all been over. Except it wasn't, it wasn't even at the half way point!
29th Apr '18 3:18:25 AM ChrisCmoney
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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.

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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.comic, and the issue was filled with tons of ContinuityPorn flashing back to key events from Superman comics since the Post-Crisis reboot began. 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.
15th Apr '18 7:42:53 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** Ironically, ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' was considered this for a long while for the ''Dragon Ball'' series. Then, 20 years later, the folks over at Toei decided to try their luck again with ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', and ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', both retconning ''GT'' and fulfilling this trope at once.

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** Ironically, ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' was considered this for a long while for the ''Dragon Ball'' series. Then, 20 years later, after the warm reception to the ''Anime/YoSonGokuAndHisFriendsReturn'' special short, the folks over at Toei decided to try their luck again with ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', and ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', both retconning ''GT'' and fulfilling this trope at once.
13th Apr '18 7:25:42 AM cwickham
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* The frequent uncertainty over the future of ''Series/RedDwarf'' since it was UnCancelled in 2009 means that each series finale has had to be written bearing in mind that it might be the last ever (excluding the eleventh series, as it was filmed back-to-back with the twelfth series). Including the original 1988-99 run, there are ''five'' different episodes that could have served as the last ever.

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* The frequent uncertainty over the future of ''Series/RedDwarf'' since it was UnCancelled in 2009 means that each series finale has had to be written bearing in mind that it might be the last ever (excluding the eleventh series, as it was filmed back-to-back with the twelfth series). Including the original 1988-99 run, there are ''five'' different episodes that could have served as the last ever. The more recent ones have more consciously tried to serve as potential last ever episodes; "The Beginning" provides a BookEnd to the very first episode, and "Skipper" is largely based around ContinuityPorn.
7th Apr '18 8:34:40 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* ''Series/PlanetAjay'''s finale episode, "Highlights Show", is set up to be like this, and likely would have been a straight example if the show went on any longer after its [[ShortRunner only 13-episode season]]. The episode is a ClipShow where Chips the robot is trying to remind Ajay, who is packing up to go on a 2,517-year-long trip around the universe, of all that his friends did for him on Planet Ajay, but he fails to persuade him not to take the trip. [[spoiler:Ajay decides against going on the trip at the last second, however, and he instead decides to throw a party for everyone on Planet Ajay... but he makes this decision right around the end of his 30-minute stay on Planet Ajay (Ajay travels to the planet via a magic ring whose magic wears out after 30 minutes), and he has to travel back to Earth.]]
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