History Main / TheEndingChangesEverything

12th Jan '17 9:07:04 PM benda
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* UnreliableNarrator, what we see is a deception on their part.
* AllJustADream, and by extension also OrWasItADream
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness, a MindScrew with similar effects (we can't be sure how much of what we're seeing is true) but accomplished in a different way.
* Any of the the Gambit tropes in XanatosPlannedThisIndex, where the true plan is revealed after it has already been accomplished. May be connected to a KansasCityShuffle by one of the characters.

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* UnreliableNarrator, what we see is a deception on their part.
part;
* AllJustADream, AllJustADream (including DyingDream), and by extension also OrWasItADream
OrWasItADream;
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness, a MindScrew with similar effects (we can't be sure how much of what we're seeing is true) but accomplished in a different way.
way;
* Any of the the Gambit tropes in XanatosPlannedThisIndex, where the true plan is revealed after it has already been accomplished. May be connected to a KansasCityShuffle by one of the characters. characters;
27th Dec '16 4:22:49 PM Xtifr
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* "The Troublemaker" is a song written by Bruce Belland and Dave Somerville and recorded by WillieNelson about a long-haired unemployed troublemaker who refuses to join the army, instead wandering the country with his motley group of friends, stirring up the young people and turning them against the establishment. By the end he's arrested by the authorities and sentenced to death... [[JesusChrist by crucifixion]].

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* "The Troublemaker" is a song written by Bruce Belland and Dave Somerville and recorded by WillieNelson Music/WillieNelson about a long-haired unemployed troublemaker who refuses to join the army, instead wandering the country with his motley group of friends, stirring up the young people and turning them against the establishment. By the end he's arrested by the authorities and sentenced to death... [[JesusChrist by crucifixion]].
21st Dec '16 10:34:46 AM kataangluvr
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* ''VideoGame/DearMariko'' makes you think that you're playing Mariko, a young woman whose relationship is falling apart because of a StalkerWithACrush. However, the True End reveals that the character you're playing as ''is'' the stalker. You're given several hints throughout the game about who your character really is.
18th Dec '16 9:16:07 PM CounterShadowform
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* The music video for "Molly" by Rites of Ash seems to be telling the story of a guy who goes to a strip club, starts fixating on one of the strippers, follows her when she leaves and abducts her, though she manages to break free and flee through a forest. Until the ending, when the video shows the ''guy'' being chased and the stripper standing over him with a knife in her hand. We then get a flashback that shows us that everyone who works at the club is working together to abduct chosen victims from the people who go there, and the video ends with [[DownerEnding the real victim, either dead or unconscious, being dragged off.

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* The music video for "Molly" by Rites of Ash seems to be telling the story of a guy who goes to a strip club, starts fixating on one of the strippers, follows her when she leaves and abducts her, though she manages to break free and flee through a forest. Until the ending, when the video shows the ''guy'' being chased and the stripper standing over him with a knife in her hand. We then get a flashback that shows us that everyone who works at the club is working together to abduct chosen victims from the people who go there, and the video ends with [[DownerEnding the real victim, either dead or unconscious, being dragged off.]]
15th Dec '16 9:29:10 AM Empakt14
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* Defied in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'': the reveal is that Venom Snake (the player character) is not Naked Snake (the original Big Boss); the player has been controlling a body double the whole time! However, this technically means that Venom Snake is the final boss of the first ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' and NOT Naked Snake, meaning that technically he is even MORE important to the Metal Gear franchise than Big Boss himself! As for Big Boss, he claims that they are two halves of the same legend.

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* Defied in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'': the reveal is that Venom Snake (the player character) is not Naked Snake (the original Big Boss); the player has been controlling a body double the whole time! However, this technically means that Venom Snake is the final boss of the first ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' and NOT Naked Snake, meaning that technically he is even MORE important to the Metal Gear franchise than Big Boss himself! As for Big Boss, he claims that they are two halves of the same legend.
4th Dec '16 5:44:53 PM NocturneByChopin
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* [[https://www.facebook.com/Fox32Chicago/videos/10155190778208797/ "I AM BORED"]] Really cute the first time... the second time, not so much
19th Oct '16 4:44:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* William Gibson's and Bruce Sterling's ''TheDifferenceEngine'' has a fairly interesting twist of this kind, although it doesn't really call into question previous events so much as ''how'' the reader was perceiving them. The reader's point-of-view was the perspective of an AI in the Alternate History's future analyzing past events to learn how it came about. Everything - the titles of the chapters, the structure of the writing (which seems stilted, almost bureaucratic at times), the descriptions of the world - it all plays into it.

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* William Gibson's and Bruce Sterling's ''TheDifferenceEngine'' ''Literature/TheDifferenceEngine'' has a fairly interesting twist of this kind, although it doesn't really call into question previous events so much as ''how'' the reader was perceiving them. The reader's point-of-view was the perspective of an AI in the Alternate History's future analyzing past events to learn how it came about. Everything - the titles of the chapters, the structure of the writing (which seems stilted, almost bureaucratic at times), the descriptions of the world - it all plays into it.



* ''OddThomas'' throws a twist in the last few pages that negates the previous few chapters, or at least our interpretations of them. His girlfriend Stormy was actually a ghost, having died in an explosion, and the interactions he'd had with her were wishful thinking on his part.

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* ''OddThomas'' ''Literature/OddThomas'' throws a twist in the last few pages that negates the previous few chapters, or at least our interpretations of them. His girlfriend Stormy was actually a ghost, having died in an explosion, and the interactions he'd had with her were wishful thinking on his part.
12th Oct '16 5:52:59 PM TitaniumDragon
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See also CommercialSwitcheroo, where an advertisement presents itself as being for one product, then the ending subverts it and makes it an ad for something else.


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* A nervous man goes to a corner grocery and fumblingly grabs several boxes of cereal as he glances around. When he gets to the front counter, he gives them to the lady, who glances at the boxes, one of which is a box of Trix cereal, and, laughing to herself, says, "Trix? Trix are for kids!" while a scare chord plays. The man leaves his money on the counter and takes off while she's ringing him up. Getting home, he throws away the boxes of Wheaties and Cheerios, going over to his table and pouring the cereal into a bowl before unzipping his head, revealing he's the TrixRabbit. He grabs a quart of milk, pours it onto the cereal... only for the container to be empty. "GotMilk"
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12th Oct '16 5:51:30 PM TitaniumDragon
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* A CommercialSwitcheroo sometimes relies on this trope, where the ad appears to be for one product, until the very end subverts it and reveals it is an ad for something else.

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* A CommercialSwitcheroo sometimes relies on this trope, where the ad appears to be for one product, until the very end subverts it and reveals it is an ad for something else.



[[folder:Commercials]]
* A nervous man goes to a corner grocery and fumblingly grabs several boxes of cereal as he glances around. When he gets to the front counter, he gives them to the lady, who glances at the boxes, one of which is a box of Trix cereal, and, laughing to herself, says, "Trix? Trix are for kids!" while a scare chord plays. The man leaves his money on the counter and takes off while she's ringing him up. Getting home, he throws away the boxes of Wheaties and Cheerios, going over to his table and pouring the cereal into a bowl before unzipping his head, revealing he's the TrixRabbit. He grabs a quart of milk, pours it onto the cereal... only for the container to be empty. "GotMilk"
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12th Oct '16 5:50:08 PM TitaniumDragon
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* CommercialSwitcheroos sometimes rely on this trope, where the ad appears to be for one product, until the very end subverts it and reveals it is an ad for something else.

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* CommercialSwitcheroos A CommercialSwitcheroo sometimes rely relies on this trope, where the ad appears to be for one product, until the very end subverts it and reveals it is an ad for something else.
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