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10th Apr '18 3:31:37 PM oforiousmic
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* ''Anime/OnePiece'': this happened a lot to villains in the East Blue arc and a few times afterwards, it's a better alternative than having the Strawhats (the heroes) outright murder the bad guys which goes against their [[ThouShallNotKill lifestyle]]. Though Oda did show showing certain antagonists (like Baroque Works and [=CP9=]) surviving though cover stories, plus many [[HeelFaceTurn former] villains return in the [[ExtranormalPrison Impel Down]] arc to help Luffy free Ace and fight the Marines.
** Axe-Hand Morgan the former Marine captain was thought to be killed by Zoro by one fan until Oda [[WordOfGod corrected him by saving he was arrested, Morgan appeared in Coby's cover story where he escaped and then he was never seen again. In the Zou arc some of the FanDumb thought Jack would turn out to be Morgan thanks the first glimpse of Jack showed him having a steel jaw/mouth covering but this turned out not to be true and Morgan is still AWOL.

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* ''Anime/OnePiece'': this happened a lot to villains in the East Blue arc and a few times afterwards, it's a better alternative than having the Strawhats (the heroes) outright murder the bad guys which goes against their [[ThouShallNotKill lifestyle]]. Though Oda did show showing certain antagonists (like Baroque Works and [=CP9=]) surviving though cover stories, plus many [[HeelFaceTurn former] former]] villains return in the [[ExtranormalPrison Impel Down]] arc to help Luffy free Ace and fight the Marines.
** Axe-Hand Morgan the former Marine captain was thought to be killed by Zoro by one fan until Oda [[WordOfGod corrected him him]] by saving saying he was arrested, Morgan appeared in Coby's cover story where he escaped and then he was never seen again. In the Zou arc some of the FanDumb thought Jack would turn out to be Morgan thanks the first glimpse of Jack showed him having a steel jaw/mouth covering but this turned out not to be true and Morgan is still AWOL.
6th Apr '18 2:15:24 PM SS13
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* ''Film/Utoya22Juli'', ''Utøya 22. juli'', a reenactment of the Breivik Massacre (which happened [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin on the island Utøya on 22. July 2011]]) from the perspective of the victims. Near the end we see [[spoiler: Kaja, the main heroine,]] going down after the shot, apparently dead, but we don't stay to see if she died or was merely wounded. In reality, most of those with a single wound (not to the head) survived.

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* ''Film/Utoya22Juli'', ''Utøya 22. juli'', a reenactment of the Breivik Massacre (which happened [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin on the island Utøya on 22. July 2011]]) from the perspective of the victims. Near the end we see [[spoiler: Kaja, the main heroine,]] going down after the shot, apparently dead, but we don't stay to see if she [[spoiler: she]] died or was merely wounded. In reality, most of those with a single wound (not to the head) survived.
6th Apr '18 7:03:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* This trope is the ending of John Carpenter's ''Film/TheThing'', [=MacReady=] has just exploded the arctic base in a final confrontation with the titular monster. Exhausted, he rests by the burning building content with freezing to death, only to encounter Childs who also survived. Both [=MacReady=] and Childs are suspicious that other one may be the [[HumanDisguise shapeshifting alien]] but as both are too tired they just share a drink and "wait to see what happens". Debate rages to this day [[AmbiguousEnding about whether one, neither or both are the Thing]]. (The TV edit ending (not done or approved by Creator/JohnCarpenter) on the other hand threw out all ambiguity and clearly showed [[InferredHolocaust the Thing escaping disguised as a Husky]]. Needless to say, it's not popular.)

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* This trope is the ending of John Carpenter's ''Film/TheThing'', ''Film/{{The Thing|1982}}'', [=MacReady=] has just exploded the arctic base in a final confrontation with the titular monster. Exhausted, he rests by the burning building content with freezing to death, only to encounter Childs who also survived. Both [=MacReady=] and Childs are suspicious that other one may be the [[HumanDisguise shapeshifting alien]] but as both are too tired they just share a drink and "wait to see what happens". Debate rages to this day [[AmbiguousEnding about whether one, neither or both are the Thing]]. (The TV edit ending (not done or approved by Creator/JohnCarpenter) on the other hand threw out all ambiguity and clearly showed [[InferredHolocaust the Thing escaping disguised as a Husky]]. Needless to say, it's not popular.)
6th Apr '18 6:55:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TellMeHowIDie'': In the climax, the male lead is stabbed through the chest by the killer, but the female lead helps him up and tries to get him to a doctor. The film ends before we can see if she succeeds or not.
5th Apr '18 12:25:04 PM GlitterCat
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* Fidget, a bat with a crippled wing in ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatMouseDetective'' is [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness thrown out of Ratigan's airship.]] He's unable to fly and falls into the river Thames. [[NeverFoundTheBody While he seems to have died in the film]] Disney Adventures magazine later published a comic where Fidget is Olivia's streetwise sidekick and helps her solve crimes.
5th Apr '18 3:14:27 AM CaptainTedium
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* The penultimate episode of ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes'', "Doom's Word is Law", ends with Doctor Doom getting caught in an explosion. It isn't clear whether or not he survived. While Johnny does mention Doom as if he were still alive in the final episode "Scavenger Hunt", one can make the argument that Johnny simply wasn't aware that Doom was killed.
2nd Apr '18 7:56:23 AM SS13
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* ''Film/Utoya22Juli'', ''Utøya 22. juli'', a reenactment of the Breivik Massacre (which happened [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin on the island Utøya on 22. July 2011]]) from the perspective of the victims. Near the end we see [[spoiler: Kaja, the main heroine,]] going down after the shot, apparently dead, but we don't stay to see if she died or was merely wounded. In reality, most of those with a single wound (not to the head) survived.
20th Mar '18 10:44:08 AM wingedcatgirl
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* In general, any game that allows the player to choose whether a character lives or dies is subject to this, if the outcome is not [[CuttingOffTheBranches resolved by a sequel]].
10th Mar '18 8:25:21 AM Specialist290
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* BolivianArmyEnding - when an entire work ends with {{The Hero}}es ''almost'' certainly going down in a blaze of glory.
* BolivianArmyCliffhanger
* NeverFoundTheBody
* OurHeroIsDead

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* BolivianArmyEnding - when When an entire work ends with {{The Hero}}es ''almost'' certainly going down in a blaze of glory.
* BolivianArmyCliffhanger
BolivianArmyCliffhanger - As above, but restricted to a single plot arc, and sometimes (but not always) gets resolved later.
* NeverFoundTheBody
NeverFoundTheBody - Everyone assumes a character is dead, but there's no conclusive evidence (like a corpse) to prove it.
* OurHeroIsDead
OurHeroIsDead - The main character dies... except not really.
6th Mar '18 8:34:05 AM iowaforever
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** [[spoiler: Thrawn himself suffers this in the series finale when Ezra has a [[SpaceWhale Purrgil]] forcibly drag his spaceship into hyperspace, destination unknown. Ezra was on board as well and is implied to have survived, but there is no word on Thrawn's status and whether or not he's still around for rescue.]]
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