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10th Sep '16 6:27:35 AM PersonalPOV
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* InUniverse example: This is how Richard Castle of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' ended his Derrick Storm novels so he could begin the new Nikki Heat series. He gets quite a bit of flack for it until the Heat books take off.
** Creator/NathanFillion has also tweeted that he wants Castle to die at the end of the series [[https://twitter.com/NathanFillion/status/476488346957402112 so no one else can play him.]] Apparently even OneOfUs can forget about the FirstLawOfResurrection.

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* InUniverse example: This is how Richard Castle of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' ended his Derrick Storm novels so he could begin the new Nikki Heat series. He gets quite a bit of flack for it until the Heat books take off.
off. He later [[FirstLawOfResurrection brings Storm back to life anyway]], so the point is rendered moot.
** Creator/NathanFillion has also tweeted that he wants Castle to die at the end of the series [[https://twitter.com/NathanFillion/status/476488346957402112 so no one else can play him.]] Apparently even OneOfUs can forget about the FirstLawOfResurrection. [[spoiler: He eventually didn't die]].
12th Aug '16 7:31:26 PM Fluid
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* Done in {{kayfabe}} by Wrestling/VinceMcMahon when Wrestling/RicFlair became co-owner of WWF. Vince wouldn't allow his company to slowly decay like this, and declared his intent to fatally poison WWF by bringing in Wrestling/NewWorldOrder.
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2nd Aug '16 4:29:12 AM scooter
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* After five seasons the writers of ''Series/TheBrittasEmpire'' were done with the series, and ended the final episode by killing the main character Gordon Brittas very definitely. Due to the series' popularity BBC continued it for another two seasons under different writers, with the script resulting to literal DivineIntervention to get Brittas back (Which honestly wasn't that far-fetched considering [[WeirdnessMagnet the tone of the show]]). Then ''their'' final episode ended on possibly even more depressing note as the entire series turned out to have been AllJustADream by Brittas as he was napping on the bus on the way to the job interview for the position where he started in the first episode.

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* After five seasons the writers of ''Series/TheBrittasEmpire'' were done with the series, and ended the final episode by killing the main character Gordon Brittas very definitely. Due to the series' popularity BBC continued it for another two seasons under different writers, with the script resulting resorting to literal DivineIntervention to get Brittas back (Which (which honestly wasn't that far-fetched considering [[WeirdnessMagnet the tone of the show]]). Then ''their'' final episode ended on possibly even more depressing note as the entire series turned out to have been AllJustADream by Brittas as he was napping on the bus on the way to the job interview for the position where he started in the first episode.
1st Aug '16 12:26:58 AM WillBGood
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* Creator/WarrenEllis ended his run on ''{{ComicBook/Stormwatch}}'' by writing the ''ComicBook/{{WildCATs}}''/''{{Franchise/Alien}}s'' miniseries, in which he [[DroppedABridgeOnHim unceremoniously killed off]] all the characters he wasn't planning to use in ''ComicBook/TheAuthority''. Later ''Stormwatch'' series had to completely ReTool the premise of the franchise, now following the adventures of a team of BadassNormal CapeBusters.

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* Creator/WarrenEllis ended his run on ''{{ComicBook/Stormwatch}}'' by writing the ''ComicBook/{{WildCATs}}''/''{{Franchise/Alien}}s'' ''ComicBook/{{Wild CATS}}''/''{{Franchise/Alien}}s'' miniseries, in which he [[DroppedABridgeOnHim unceremoniously killed off]] all the characters he wasn't planning to use in ''ComicBook/TheAuthority''. Later ''Stormwatch'' series had to completely ReTool the premise of the franchise, now following the adventures of a team of BadassNormal CapeBusters.
1st Aug '16 12:26:38 AM WillBGood
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* Creator/WarrenEllis ended his run on ''{{ComicBook/Stormwatch}}'' by writing the ''ComicBook/WildCATs''/''{{Franchise/Alien}}s'' miniseries, in which he [[DroppedABridgeOnHim unceremoniously killed off]] all the characters he wasn't planning to use in ''ComicBook/TheAuthority''. Later ''Stormwatch'' series had to completely ReTool the premise of the franchise, now following the adventures of a team of BadassNormal CapeBusters.

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* Creator/WarrenEllis ended his run on ''{{ComicBook/Stormwatch}}'' by writing the ''ComicBook/WildCATs''/''{{Franchise/Alien}}s'' ''ComicBook/{{WildCATs}}''/''{{Franchise/Alien}}s'' miniseries, in which he [[DroppedABridgeOnHim unceremoniously killed off]] all the characters he wasn't planning to use in ''ComicBook/TheAuthority''. Later ''Stormwatch'' series had to completely ReTool the premise of the franchise, now following the adventures of a team of BadassNormal CapeBusters.
27th Jun '16 12:00:17 PM PF
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** ''The Phantom Pain'' does this more subtly by ending at [[BookEnds the beginning of the original]] ''{{VideoGame/Metal Gear|1}}'', thereby ending the prequel saga. Barring going even ''further'' back to the time of the Cobra Unit or {{Updated Rerelease}}s of the two UsefulNotes/{{MSX}}2 games, the franchise has probably been fully finished.

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** ''The Phantom Pain'' does this more subtly by ending at [[BookEnds the beginning of the original]] ''{{VideoGame/Metal Gear|1}}'', thereby ending the prequel saga. Barring going even ''further'' back to the time of the Cobra Unit or {{Updated Rerelease}}s remakes of the two UsefulNotes/{{MSX}}2 games, the franchise has probably been fully finished.
27th Jun '16 11:57:54 AM PF
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear''

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid5ThePhantomPain'' does this more subtly by ending at [[BookEnds the beginning of the original ]]''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', thereby ending the prequel saga. Barring going even ''further'' back to the time of the Cobra Unit or {{Updated Rerelease}}s of the two MSX games, the franchise has probably been fully finished.

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid5ThePhantomPain'' ''The Phantom Pain'' does this more subtly by ending at [[BookEnds the beginning of the original ]]''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', original]] ''{{VideoGame/Metal Gear|1}}'', thereby ending the prequel saga. Barring going even ''further'' back to the time of the Cobra Unit or {{Updated Rerelease}}s of the two MSX UsefulNotes/{{MSX}}2 games, the franchise has probably been fully finished.
27th Jun '16 8:47:27 AM spiritsunami
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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid5ThePhantomPain'' does this more subtly by ending at [[BookEnds the beginning of the original ]]''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', thereby ending the prequel saga. Barring going even ''further'' back to the time of the Cobra Unit or {{Updated Rerelease}}s of the two MSX games, the franchise has probably been fully finished.
25th Jun '16 6:57:22 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'' has the infamous mind screw ending which implies that the creators just wanted the series to end or screw over whoever would take over the series after they left. ''Curse of Monkey Island'', the next game in the series, fixed the 2nd problem by way of AllJustADream.

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* ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'' has the infamous mind screw ending GainaxEnding which implies that the creators just wanted the series to end or screw over whoever would take over the series after they left. ''Curse of Monkey Island'', ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'', the next game in the series, fixed the 2nd second problem by way of AllJustADream.
15th Jun '16 9:47:57 PM ArtemisPal
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* This was one worry about Creator/GamesWorkshop's treatment of the flagging ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' franchise with the ''[[TabletopGame/WarhammerTheEndTimes End Times]]'' campaign, which actually lived up to its name and destroyed the world. The game wasn't dropped, however, but underwent a major retooling into ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', a skirmish-based game with a more trademark-friendly setting (its High Elves and Orcs became "Highborn Aelfs" and "Orruks," for example). So it was ultimately a case of "torch the franchise and [[ContinuityReboot reboot it]]." [[RetGone Except the Tomb Kings have been completely discontinued]].

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* This was one worry about Creator/GamesWorkshop's treatment of the flagging ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' franchise with the ''[[TabletopGame/WarhammerTheEndTimes End Times]]'' campaign, which actually lived up to its name and destroyed the world. The game wasn't dropped, however, but underwent a major retooling into ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', a skirmish-based game with a more trademark-friendly setting (its High Elves and Orcs became "Highborn Aelfs" and "Orruks," for example). So it was ultimately a case of "torch the franchise and [[ContinuityReboot reboot it]]." [[RetGone Except the Tomb Kings and the Bretonnians have been completely discontinued]].
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