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6th Jan '18 9:23:56 AM CASCHero
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* Part two of ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'''s DLC ''BioShockInfinite/BurialAtSea'' kills off [[spoiler:by far the most developed and full of potential character, Elizabeth, who was also one of the only remaining protagonists]], inescapably ties the lore of both Rapture and Columbia together and does its level best to [[CanonDiscontinuity completely ignore]] ''VideoGame/BioShock2'', uncoincidentally before all rights for the ''VideoGame/BioShock'' franchise are transferred to the people who made ''[=BioShock=] 2''.

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* Part two of ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'''s DLC ''BioShockInfinite/BurialAtSea'' kills off [[spoiler:by far the most developed and full of potential character, Elizabeth, who was also one of the only remaining protagonists]], inescapably ties the lore of both Rapture and Columbia together and does its level best to [[CanonDiscontinuity completely ignore]] ''VideoGame/BioShock2'', uncoincidentally before all rights for the ''VideoGame/BioShock'' franchise are transferred to the people who made ''[=BioShock=] 2''.
28th Dec '17 9:53:04 AM BoostTheCat
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* On May 6, 2017 (Free Comic Book Day), Pepe the Frog was killed off by its creator, Matt Furie, after it was co-opted by the alt-right and other white nationalist groups, as well as Furie's failed attempt to reclaim his character through his #[=SavePepe=] campaign. Subverted when Furie [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/615106574/save-pepe Kickstarted a comic about Pepe's resurrection]], possibly as a response to the alt-right reacting to Furie's giving up on Pepe by acting as if they owned him, to the point of publishing a children's book about him ([[https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/vbbdz3/a-texas-assistant-principal-wrote-an-alt-right-childrens-book article 1]], [[https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ywwxj7/pepe-the-frogs-creator-gets-alt-right-childrens-book-pulled-vows-to-aggressively-enforce-his-intellectual-property article 2]]).

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* On May 6, 2017 (Free Comic Book Day), Pepe the Frog was killed off by its creator, Matt Furie, after it was co-opted by the alt-right and other white nationalist "white nationalist" groups, as well as Furie's failed attempt to reclaim his character through his #[=SavePepe=] campaign. Subverted when Furie [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/615106574/save-pepe Kickstarted a comic about Pepe's resurrection]], possibly as a response to the alt-right reacting to Furie's giving up on Pepe by acting as if they owned him, to the point of publishing a children's book about him ([[https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/vbbdz3/a-texas-assistant-principal-wrote-an-alt-right-childrens-book article 1]], [[https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ywwxj7/pepe-the-frogs-creator-gets-alt-right-childrens-book-pulled-vows-to-aggressively-enforce-his-intellectual-property article 2]]).
27th Dec '17 1:45:45 PM thatother1dude
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* A minor example was used in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited''. As part of the grand finale, they kill just about ''all'' of the new Legion of Doom, leaving 13 survivors from the entire Rogues gallery.
23rd Dec '17 7:46:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'' ended with every version of Earth in the Multiverse being destroyed, and almost all of the regular characters dying. Oddly enough, creator Creator/DouglasAdams did intend to make a new book in the series to undo the damage, as he'd written ''Mostly Harmless'' while severely depressed and was extremely unhappy about where he'd taken things, but died suddenly of a heart attack before he could write it. EoinColfer was contracted to write [[Literature/AndAnotherThing his own continuation]].

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* ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'' ended with every version of Earth in the Multiverse being destroyed, and almost all of the regular characters dying. Oddly enough, creator Creator/DouglasAdams did intend to make a new book in the series to undo the damage, as he'd written ''Mostly Harmless'' while severely depressed and was extremely unhappy about where he'd taken things, but died suddenly of a heart attack before he could write it. EoinColfer Creator/EoinColfer was contracted to write [[Literature/AndAnotherThing his own continuation]].
23rd Dec '17 4:06:07 PM nombretomado
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* The acrimony between Amy Sherman-Palladino and Warner Bros. was so great that when she couldn't be signed on for a seventh season of ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' she crippled the show so much in the sixth season finale that most of the fanbase refuses to accept that TheCW-fied seventh season ever happened; new show head David Rosenthal was unable to do much of anything to fix what was broken, the new writing staff hurriedly thrown together seemed to not know the characters at all and mis-wrote them, and somehow a small town ensemble drama was changed around to be yet another generic teen drama with adults written like teens because without the creator around, nobody knew how to write them.

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* The acrimony between Amy Sherman-Palladino and Warner Bros. was so great that when she couldn't be signed on for a seventh season of ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' she crippled the show so much in the sixth season finale that most of the fanbase refuses to accept that TheCW-fied Creator/TheCW-fied seventh season ever happened; new show head David Rosenthal was unable to do much of anything to fix what was broken, the new writing staff hurriedly thrown together seemed to not know the characters at all and mis-wrote them, and somehow a small town ensemble drama was changed around to be yet another generic teen drama with adults written like teens because without the creator around, nobody knew how to write them.
19th Dec '17 11:30:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' spin-off ''ComicBook/XStatix'' creator Creator/PeterMilligan bloodily slaughtered all the surviving team members in the book's final issue. Not that this stopped him from revisiting some of them for a miniseries set in the afterlife, or other writers from bringing back Doop in future series.

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* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' spin-off ''ComicBook/XStatix'' creator Creator/PeterMilligan bloodily slaughtered all the surviving team members in the book's final issue. Not that this stopped him from revisiting some of them for a miniseries set in the afterlife, or other writers from bringing back Doop in future series.
28th Nov '17 4:44:25 PM Etheru
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' ([[OutOfOrder in production order]]) ends with the Mutant Apocalypse arc, which entailed the Turtles failing to stop a Mutagen bomb from exploding while they were still teenagers, and then, with the exception of Raphael and Donatello, spending the next 50 years separated, until Michelangelo is found and [[spoiler:Leonardo's cured of his mutagen-induced insanity]], and they find their way to their final destination. The showrunner, Ciro Nieli, [[WordOfGod admitted]] this was done so that nobody could come in and continue the series after he was done with it. While the next series, ''Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' is a new continuity, Nickelodeon advertised Mutant Apocalypse as an alternate universe rather than as a canon ending, putting this trope into somewhat shaky territory.
22nd Oct '17 1:52:52 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** His most infamous case of this happening was with ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'', which, legend says, he wrote deliberately to try to kill off ''Gundam'' for good. Didn't stop them from [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam making more]]. In a way he almost succeeded, as it was over twenty years before anyone wrote story continuations explicitly set in the Universal Century beyond ''Victory Gundam'' (''[[Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam Crossbone Gundam: Dust]]'' (2016) takes place a few years later, while ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'' (2015) takes place an unspecified number of centuries later).

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** His most infamous case of this happening was with ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'', which, legend says, ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam''. Tomino was struggling with a severe CreatorBreakdown at the time and as result he wrote ''Victory'' to deliberately be as depressing and unpleasant in a bid to try to kill off ''Gundam'' for good. Didn't stop them from [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam making more]]. In a way he almost succeeded, as it was over twenty years before anyone wrote story continuations explicitly set in the Universal Century beyond ''Victory Gundam'' (''[[Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam Crossbone Gundam: Dust]]'' (2016) takes place a few years later, while ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'' (2015) takes place an unspecified number of centuries later).
21st Oct '17 5:33:32 AM globox85
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* The final chapter of ''[[VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony]]'' takes this up to eleven. After [[spoiler:Tsumugi Shirogane]] is revealed to be [[spoiler:the mastermind]], said character also reveals that [[spoiler:everything that has happened in the game is "Ultimate Real Fiction" based on a popular game and anime franchise called Danganronpa. In the Danganronpa V3 universe, the previous games and animes are popular works of fiction that were eventually adapted into a reality show where people are brainwashed into becoming Danganronpa characters and put into killing games resembling the original stories.]] Following this reveal, the protagonist swears to [[spoiler:destroy Danganronpa]], which culminates in a boss battle against [[spoiler:[[TakeThatAudience the Danganronpa fanbase. The fight ends with the Danganronpa fanbase losing interest in Danganronpa and moving on.]]]] Following this, [[spoiler:K1-B0 destroys the Ultimate Academy, seemingly killing everyone before self-destructing. Given that K1-B0 was the audience surrogate for the in-universe fanbase, this could be seen as a final goodbye to the Danganronpa franchise.]] However, in a post-credits scene, [[spoiler: Shuichi, Maki and Himiko are revealed to have survived K1-B0's rampage and decide to move on to see if what they were told is true or not, hinting that Danganronpa may not be over after all.]] Needless to say, this ending has lead to a BrokenBase in the fandom.
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18th Oct '17 12:46:59 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'' has the infamous GainaxEnding which implies that the creators just wanted the series to end or screw over whoever would take over the series after they left. ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'', the next game in the series, fixed the second problem by way of AllJustADream.

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* ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'' has the infamous GainaxEnding which implies that the creators just wanted the series to end or screw over whoever would take over the series after they left. ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'', the next game in the series, fixed the second problem by way of AllJustADream.implying the previous game's ending was a voodoo spell [=LeChuck=] cast on Guybrush.
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