History Main / TwistEnding

23rd May '16 3:17:33 PM MarkLungo
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The problem is, after a certain point, the opposite of a trope becomes a DeadHorseTrope itself. In a normal series, you know that they can't go around [[StatusQuoIsGod undermining the entire premise]], so when it looks like it's going that way, you already ''know'' there's going to be a twist ending. In an anthology, you're no better off, because, well, ''[[OnceAnEpisode every single episode]]'' of ''TheTwilightZone'' ends on a twist, so it's not like it's unexpected, it practically becomes a MandatoryTwistEnding. In terms of cinema, directors like Creator/MNightShyamalan are the constant subject of criticism for continuous use of the twist element. Once the audience know the twists are coming sooner or later, works can't help but lose some of their potency. Predictably, the twist will doubtless leave audiences mystified and feeling cheated.

The other problem with the TwistEnding is that it walks a mighty fine line: if it's too in-keeping with the direction of the story, it doesn't qualify as a twist. If it's too far out-of-keeping, it comes off as a {{Deus|ExMachina}} or DiabolusExMachina and the viewer feels cheated.

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The problem is, after a certain point, the opposite of a trope becomes a DeadHorseTrope itself. In a normal series, you know that they can't go around [[StatusQuoIsGod undermining the entire premise]], so when it looks like it's going that way, you already ''know'' there's going to be a twist ending. In an anthology, you're no better off, because, well, ''[[OnceAnEpisode every single episode]]'' of ''TheTwilightZone'' ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'' ends on a twist, so it's not like it's unexpected, it practically becomes a MandatoryTwistEnding. In terms of cinema, directors like Creator/MNightShyamalan are the constant subject of criticism for continuous use of the twist element. Once the audience know the twists are coming sooner or later, works can't help but lose some of their potency. Predictably, the twist will doubtless leave audiences mystified and feeling cheated.

The other problem with the TwistEnding Twist Ending is that it walks a mighty fine line: if it's too in-keeping with the direction of the story, it doesn't qualify as a twist. If it's too far out-of-keeping, it comes off as a {{Deus|ExMachina}} or DiabolusExMachina and the viewer feels cheated.
7th Aug '15 1:50:11 PM hamza678
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* TomatoIntheMirror

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* TomatoIntheMirrorTomatoInTheMirror
7th Aug '15 1:49:59 PM hamza678
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* TomatoSurprise
* TomatoIntheMirror
2nd May '15 4:12:20 AM tropeminer
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The TwistEnding is the usual way of implementing a ResetButton, a YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle moment, or ensuring that FailureIsTheOnlyOption. In ScienceFiction, the TwistEnding is often a TomatoSurprise. This is also sometimes the case in the more hackneyed mystery shows. This trope is particularly prevalent in Asian horror films.

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The TwistEnding Twist Ending is the usual way of implementing a ResetButton, a YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle moment, or ensuring that FailureIsTheOnlyOption. In ScienceFiction, the TwistEnding is often a TomatoSurprise. This is also sometimes the case in the more hackneyed mystery shows. This trope is particularly prevalent in Asian horror films.
13th Mar '15 10:52:38 AM tropeminer
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The TwistEnding started life as a good thing. Really, the twist ending is the original SubvertedTrope: you set the viewer up for one thing, then pull the rug out from under them.

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The TwistEnding '''Twist Ending''' started life as a good thing. Really, the twist ending is the original SubvertedTrope: you set the viewer up for one thing, then pull the rug out from under them.
17th Dec '14 6:30:22 AM Marios2
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[[caption-width-right:269:'''*''' Not the actual twist ending.]]

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[[caption-width-right:269:'''*''' [[caption-width-right:269:[[http://www.teamfortress.com/bombinomicon/ * Not the actual twist ending.]]
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13th May '14 12:04:48 AM Tuomas
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* NestedStoryReveal
23rd Apr '14 5:51:19 PM Vir
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* SuccessHallucinations
13th Feb '14 8:53:02 AM case
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'''All of these tropes are SpoileredRotten to one degree or another, as they are a subset of EndingTropes'''

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'''All of these tropes are SpoileredRotten to one degree or another, as they are a subset of EndingTropes'''
EndingTropes'''.
13th Feb '14 8:52:51 AM case
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''All of these tropes are SpoileredRotten to one degree or another''

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''All '''All of these tropes are SpoileredRotten to one degree or another''
another, as they are a subset of EndingTropes'''
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