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14th Feb '17 6:35:51 PM Bissek
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* One episode of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' had the team doing a heist in order to complete their mission. The end of the episode has the team lounging on a beach reflecting on their success... until the boss shows up, turns off the hologram projector, and tells them to get back to work.
26th Jan '17 9:03:41 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The final shot of a story is a character relaxing on a sun lounger with a fruity UmbrellaDrink, looking [[HappyEnding pleased with himself]] on a sun lounger. Most likely wearing a colourful [[HawaiianShirtedTourist Hawaiian shirt]] amid a sea of HulaAndLuaus. Neither of which is to say this is [[HollywoodGeography actually supposed to be Hawaii]] (which would be a ''really stupid'' place for an American to [[RunForTheBorder flee to...]]) -- it's more likely to be somewhere in the [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Caribbean]] or [[BananaRepublic Central/South America]]. British media has its own variation, usually involving the Costa del Sol, a famed retreat of British gangsters, or even Blackpool, where many Scottish gangsters avoided heat. More modern works will substitute Thailand or the UAE.

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The final shot of a story is a character relaxing on a sun lounger with a fruity UmbrellaDrink, looking [[HappyEnding pleased with himself]] on a sun lounger. Most likely wearing a colourful [[HawaiianShirtedTourist Hawaiian shirt]] amid a sea of HulaAndLuaus. Neither of which is to say this is [[HollywoodGeography actually supposed to be Hawaii]] (which would be a ''really stupid'' place for an American to [[RunForTheBorder flee to...]]) -- it's more likely to be somewhere in LatinLand or the [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Caribbean]] or [[BananaRepublic Central/South America]].Caribbean]]. British media has its own variation, usually involving the Costa del Sol, a famed retreat of British gangsters, or even Blackpool, where many Scottish gangsters avoided heat. More modern works will substitute Thailand or the UAE.
26th Jan '17 5:40:42 PM PaulA
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* The ending of Creator/BenElton's novel 'High Society''.

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* The ending of Creator/BenElton's novel 'High ''High Society''.


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* ''Deckchairs'' by Jean [=McConnell=] is a collection of one-act plays that are all designed so they can be performed with two actors and a couple of deckchairs. One of them, "Last Post", ends with a con artist sitting in a deckchair somewhere tropical enjoying the proceeds of her latest scam.
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26th Jan '17 5:34:42 PM PaulA
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* Played with in the ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story "Show 'Em All": The Junkman, having pulled off the perfect crime, gets his tropical epilogue before the story is more than two-thirds over. Then he realizes that the problem with pulling off a crime so perfect that nobody knows who did it is that ''nobody knows who did it'' (which is a problem because he became a supervillain in the first place to make about about what people like him are capable of), and goes back to have another go.

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* Played with in the ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story "Show 'Em All": The Junkman, having pulled off the perfect crime, gets his tropical epilogue before the story is more than two-thirds over. Then he realizes that the problem with pulling off a crime so perfect that nobody knows who did it is that ''nobody knows who did it'' (which is a problem because he became a supervillain in the first place to make about a point about what people like him are capable of), and goes back to have another go.
26th Jan '17 5:33:32 PM PaulA
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* Played with in the ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story "Show 'Em All": The Junkman, having pulled off the perfect crime, gets his tropical epilogue before the story is more than two-thirds over. Then he realizes that the problem with pulling off a crime so perfect that nobody knows who did it is that ''nobody knows who did it'' (which is a problem because he became a supervillain in the first place to make about about what people like him are capable of), and goes back to have another go.
19th Dec '16 8:00:04 AM Spindriver
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The final shot of a story is a character relaxing on a sun lounger with a fruity UmbrellaDrink, looking [[HappyEnding pleased with himself]] on a sun lounger. Most likely wearing a colourful [[HawaiianShirtedTourist Hawaiian shirt]] amid a sea of HulaAndLuaus. Neither of which is to say this is [[HollywoodGeography actually supposed to be Hawaii]] (which would be a ''really stupid'' place for an American to [[RunForTheBorder flee to...]]) - it's more likely to be somewhere in the [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Caribbean]] or [[BananaRepublic Central/South America]]. British media has its own variation, usually involving the Costa del Sol, a famed retreat of British gangsters, or even Blackpool, where many Scottish gangsters avoided heat. More modern works will substitute Thailand or the UAE.

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The final shot of a story is a character relaxing on a sun lounger with a fruity UmbrellaDrink, looking [[HappyEnding pleased with himself]] on a sun lounger. Most likely wearing a colourful [[HawaiianShirtedTourist Hawaiian shirt]] amid a sea of HulaAndLuaus. Neither of which is to say this is [[HollywoodGeography actually supposed to be Hawaii]] (which would be a ''really stupid'' place for an American to [[RunForTheBorder flee to...]]) - -- it's more likely to be somewhere in the [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Caribbean]] or [[BananaRepublic Central/South America]]. British media has its own variation, usually involving the Costa del Sol, a famed retreat of British gangsters, or even Blackpool, where many Scottish gangsters avoided heat. More modern works will substitute Thailand or the UAE.



* The "Quest for Fruit" adventure in ''[[TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame GURPS Discworld Also]]'' states that, in accordance with the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality, the Hwondaland trading post ''must'' contain at least one white-suited Ankh-Morporkian expat, who can never return for some unspecified reason.

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* The "Quest for Fruit" "Lost and Found" adventure in ''[[TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame GURPS Discworld Also]]'' states that, in accordance with the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality, the Hwondaland Howondaland trading post ''must'' contain at least one white-suited Ankh-Morporkian expat, who can never return for some unspecified reason.
12th Nov '16 5:22:40 AM Morgenthaler
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12th Nov '16 5:21:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ending of ''Bullseye!'' (1990) with Michael Caine talking with someone on the phone, telling her that she can't have her money back; she has already spent it.
* Also the ending of ''Buddy Buddy'' (1981). In that one it is stated earlier that hitman Trabucco has already picked a tropical island to retire to that he intends to buy if he finishes his last job.

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* The ending of ''Bullseye!'' ''Film/{{Bullseye}}'' (1990) with Michael Caine talking with someone on the phone, telling her that she can't have her money back; she has already spent it.
* Also the ending of ''Buddy Buddy'' ''Film/BuddyBuddy'' (1981). In that one it is stated earlier that hitman Trabucco has already picked a tropical island to retire to that he intends to buy if he finishes his last job.
12th Nov '16 5:21:21 AM Morgenthaler
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18th Aug '16 7:42:10 PM PaulA
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* At the end of ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Captain Vorpatril's Alliance]]'', after what initially seems to be a case of ReassignedToAntarctica, Ivan manages to alter it to this instead by realising that there's absolutely no reason why their planetary embassy needs to be in the rainswept capital rather than somewhere near the equator.

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* At the end of ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Captain Vorpatril's Alliance]]'', ''Literature/CaptainVorpatrilsAlliance'', after what initially seems to be a case of ReassignedToAntarctica, Ivan manages to alter it to this instead by realising that there's absolutely no reason why their planetary embassy needs to be in the rainswept capital rather than somewhere near the equator. equator.
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