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13th Jun '16 5:30:37 AM Morgenthaler
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** The original ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' has an inversion of this trope: Due to the innumerable health and mental wellness concerns caused by the increasingly large accumulation of narrative tension, the narrator is quite pleased to note that the two missiles heading towards the Heart of Gold will not, in fact, kill anyone, and in fact things will turn out quite well for the cast. Of course, someone will get a bruised arm, but you can't remove ''all'' the tension.

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** * The original ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' has an inversion of this trope: Due to the innumerable health and mental wellness concerns caused by the increasingly large accumulation of narrative tension, the narrator is quite pleased to note that the two missiles heading towards the Heart of Gold will not, in fact, kill anyone, and in fact things will turn out quite well for the cast. Of course, someone will get a bruised arm, but you can't remove ''all'' the tension.
13th Jun '16 5:29:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Marcus Zusak's ''TheBookThief'' has a horribly depressing EverybodysDeadDave sort of ending, in which, yes, [[spoiler: ''everyone'' in the book except for two characters die suddenly and without meaning]]. Luckily, the book gives ample warning from chapter one - namely, by telling you the setting is World War Two Dresden, and by having [[TheGrimReaper Death]] narrate. The first chapter is Death listing off all the times he'll meet the Book Thief, so you have time to turn away.
* In LloydAlexander's ''Literature/TheRemarkableJourneyOfPrinceJen,'' the point after which Prince Jen and Voyaging Moon have declared their love for each other is the point when the narration says "You can stop here if you want." Fittingly, the next chapty it's dangerous to read the book, b) deciding that he's going to stop writing but then being threatened/bribed into continuing, or c) reminding you that the names of all the characters have been changed for their own safety.

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* Marcus Zusak's ''TheBookThief'' ''Literature/TheBookThief'' has a horribly depressing EverybodysDeadDave sort of ending, in which, yes, [[spoiler: ''everyone'' in the book except for two characters die suddenly and without meaning]]. Luckily, the book gives ample warning from chapter one - namely, by telling you the setting is World War Two Dresden, and by having [[TheGrimReaper Death]] narrate. The first chapter is Death listing off all the times he'll meet the Book Thief, so you have time to turn away.
* In LloydAlexander's Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/TheRemarkableJourneyOfPrinceJen,'' the point after which Prince Jen and Voyaging Moon have declared their love for each other is the point when the narration says "You can stop here if you want." Fittingly, the next chapty it's dangerous to read the book, b) deciding that he's going to stop writing but then being threatened/bribed into continuing, or c) reminding you that the names of all the characters have been changed for their own safety.



* The entire plot of CliveBarker's ''MrBGone''. To summarize, the demon narrator tells the reader to close the book and burn it, at first asking, then begging, then moving into genuinely terrifying threats. Given what he does for the whole second half of the book, his descriptions of what he will do to torture you and [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou his noting that he could be right behind you]], that you could turn around and not have time to scream are not easily shrugged off. No reader, even the firmest of cynics, would want to finish the book. In the end [[spoiler:he admits it was all a trick. He WANTS you to burn the book, and set him free. He can't really do anything to you after all. He even asks if you will give the book to someone you don't like.]]

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* The entire plot of CliveBarker's ''MrBGone''.Creator/CliveBarker's ''Literature/MrBGone''. To summarize, the demon narrator tells the reader to close the book and burn it, at first asking, then begging, then moving into genuinely terrifying threats. Given what he does for the whole second half of the book, his descriptions of what he will do to torture you and [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou his noting that he could be right behind you]], that you could turn around and not have time to scream are not easily shrugged off. No reader, even the firmest of cynics, would want to finish the book. In the end [[spoiler:he admits it was all a trick. He WANTS you to burn the book, and set him free. He can't really do anything to you after all. He even asks if you will give the book to someone you don't like.]]



* The Fae of ''TheKingkillerChronicle'' series have a custom whereby dark, tragic plays begin with the malicious oracle known as the Cthaeth depicted in the scenery as a warning to the faint of heart. The Cthaeth appears in ''TheWiseMansFear'' which [[SchmuckBait just happens]] to end at a HopeSpot. Kvothe also tells the Chronicler in before telling his story that it can be boiled down to, "I lived, I loved, I lost."

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* The Fae of ''TheKingkillerChronicle'' ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' series have a custom whereby dark, tragic plays begin with the malicious oracle known as the Cthaeth depicted in the scenery as a warning to the faint of heart. The Cthaeth appears in ''TheWiseMansFear'' which [[SchmuckBait just happens]] to end at a HopeSpot. Kvothe also tells the Chronicler in before telling his story that it can be boiled down to, "I lived, I loved, I lost."
11th May '16 8:23:18 AM ChristaWolf
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* The Twelfth Doctor tries this in year 2, issue 5 of his Titan Comics range.
4th May '16 1:13:49 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The 6th arc of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' is the closest the story gets to an outright happy ending. The seventh arc then provides ''two'' different warnings that to continue reading is to get a much more depressing end. The first is in the description when the game is opened. "Things you become able to see with love. Things you become unable to see because of love. By knowing love and believing in magic, the door to the Golden Land was opened. However, the tale of love ends here. What will be told from now on is only a tale of cruel tragedy and harsh truth..." At the end of the seventh arc, just in case the audience was still holding out hope for a happy ending to be yanked out of everything during the final arc, Lambda and Bern then warn you in red that [[color:red:This story will not have a happy ending.]] The ending of the eighth arc itself is an improvement over the seventh, but only from "bad" to "bittersweet."

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* The 6th arc of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' is the closest the story gets to an outright happy ending. The seventh arc then provides ''two'' different warnings that to continue reading is to get a much more depressing end. The first is in the description when the game is opened. "Things you become able to see with love. Things you become unable to see because of love. By knowing love and believing in magic, the door to the Golden Land was opened. However, the tale of love ends here. What will be told from now on is only a tale of cruel tragedy and harsh truth..." At the end of the seventh arc, just in case the audience was still holding out hope for a happy ending to be yanked out of everything during the final arc, Lambda and Bern then warn you in red that [[color:red:This story will not have a happy ending.]] The ending of the eighth arc itself is an improvement over the seventh, but only from "bad" to "bittersweet."
1st May '16 11:22:11 AM BalloonKennyBoy24
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'''Warning:''' As an EndingTrope, here be '''SPOILERS''', potentially unmarked! [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Stop reading now or have your favorite stories spoiled!!!]]

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'''Warning:''' As an EndingTrope, here be '''SPOILERS''', potentially unmarked! [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Stop reading now or have your favorite stories spoiled!!!]]
spoiled!!!
29th Apr '16 11:03:37 AM TVRulezAgain
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-->-- '''[[TropeNamer Lemony Snicket]]''', ''Lemony Snicket's Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''

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-->-- '''[[TropeNamer Lemony Snicket]]''', ''Lemony Snicket's Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''
Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''



This trope is named for the warning the "[[LiteraryAgentHypothesis author]]" of ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' gives at the beginning of each book, suggesting that you likely will be much happier if you read something else. [[SugarBowl Perhaps about a happy little elf?]]

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This trope is named for the warning the "[[LiteraryAgentHypothesis author]]" of ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' gives at the beginning of each book, suggesting that you likely will be much happier if you read something else. [[SugarBowl Perhaps about a happy little elf?]]



* TropeNamer: ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents {{lampshades}} this by pointing out where you can stop reading and imagine a happy ending. See SchmuckBait.

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* TropeNamer: ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents {{lampshades}} this by pointing out where you can stop reading and imagine a happy ending. See SchmuckBait.
27th Feb '16 6:50:38 AM Ciel12
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** The above warning in the fansub was so notorious that English releases of the DVD booklet referenced how Chise and Shuji's Blade Runner style running into the distance together had been passed around the fans as the unofficial happy ending.
3rd Feb '16 6:26:20 PM colinlouis1
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* There's a very quiet one in ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine''. The first thing in the game that you see is a big red "STOP" sign. About halfway through the game, you find another one, this one filled with bullet holes.

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* There's a very quiet one in ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine''. The first thing in the game that you see is a big red "STOP" sign. About halfway through the game, you find another one, this one filled with bullet holes. This comes immediately before the first huge twist that reveals the true, deconstructive nature of the game, [[spoiler:the white phosphorus shelling and its civilian casualties]].
16th Jan '16 6:18:26 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Literature/HouseOfLeaves'': Te dedication page at the front of the book says only "''This is not for you.''"
14th Jan '16 10:26:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* The film ''FiveHundredDaysOfSummer'' begins with the narrator stating "This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know up front, this is not a love story."

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* The film ''FiveHundredDaysOfSummer'' ''Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer'' begins with the narrator stating "This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know up front, this is not a love story."
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