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22nd May '16 7:55:38 PM Sammettik
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** In the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Season 2 finale]], Queen Chrysalis and her changeling army are sent flying over the edge of Canterlot, basically over a mountain, by Shining Armor and Princess Cadance, the force of their attack leaving Chrysalis flailing helplessly unable to use her wings. Due to love for the character, her fall being a ShoutOut to Team Rocket from ''Pokemon'', and speculation that she might have still used her wings, however, so many fans believe she survived that "Is Chrysalis dead" posts are rare. She [[NoOneShouldSurviveThat is shown to survive in the comics]], although many take them as non-canon, leaving her final fate in the show up for debate.
** Subverted with King Sombra in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E2TheCrystalEmpirePart2 the Season 3 premier]]''. When King Sombra is [[LiterallyShatteredLives shattered to pieces]] by Princess Cadance and the crystal ponies, a shot of his horn is seen leading many to believe that he survived and will regenerate from his horn, as he was earlier shown regenerating his horn itself when it was amputated. Meghan [=McCarthy=], however, confirmed that Sombra was KilledOffForReal. [[spoiler: He does show up in the comic books, but they mostly follow their own canon.]]

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** In the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Season 2 finale]], Queen Chrysalis and her changeling army are sent flying over the edge of Canterlot, basically over a mountain, by Shining Armor and Princess Cadance, the force of their attack leaving Chrysalis flailing helplessly unable to use her wings. Due to love for the character, her fall being a ShoutOut to Team Rocket from ''Pokemon'', and speculation that she might have still used her wings, however, so many fans believe she survived that "Is Chrysalis dead" posts are rare. She [[NoOneShouldSurviveThat is shown to survive in the comics]], although many take them as non-canon, leaving her final fate in the show up for debate.
** Subverted with King Sombra in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E2TheCrystalEmpirePart2 the Season 3 premier]]''. When King Sombra is [[LiterallyShatteredLives shattered to pieces]] by Princess Cadance and the crystal ponies, a shot of his horn is seen leading many to believe that he survived and will regenerate from his horn, as he was earlier shown regenerating his horn itself when it was amputated. Though Meghan [=McCarthy=], however, confirmed [=McCarthy=] claimed that Sombra was KilledOffForReal. [[spoiler: He does show up in the comic books, but they mostly follow their own canon.]]KilledOffForReal, Sombra was ultimately brought back anyway (and given a HeelFaceTurn to boot!)
30th Apr '16 2:12:40 PM Sammettik
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Asking the creators for clarity usually will get you nowhere, as they often [[ShrugOfGod aren't entirely sure themselves]]. And if they do confirm the character's death, the ambiguity of this trope allows them to get away with bringing the character back anyway [[FlipFlopOFGod should they change their minds]].



** In the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Season 2 finale]], Queen Chrysalis and her changeling army are sent flying over the edge of Canterlot, basically over a mountain, by Shining Armor and Princess Cadance, the force of their attack leaving Chrysalis flailing helplessly unable to use her wings. Due to love for the character, her fall being a ShoutOut to Team Rocket from ''Pokemon'', and speculation that she might have used her wings, however, so many fans believe she survived that "Is Chrysalis dead" posts are rare. And she [[NoOneShouldSurviveThat is shown to survive in the comics]], although many take them as non-canon, leaving her final fate in the show up for debate.

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** In the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Season 2 finale]], Queen Chrysalis and her changeling army are sent flying over the edge of Canterlot, basically over a mountain, by Shining Armor and Princess Cadance, the force of their attack leaving Chrysalis flailing helplessly unable to use her wings. Due to love for the character, her fall being a ShoutOut to Team Rocket from ''Pokemon'', and speculation that she might have still used her wings, however, so many fans believe she survived that "Is Chrysalis dead" posts are rare. And she She [[NoOneShouldSurviveThat is shown to survive in the comics]], although many take them as non-canon, leaving her final fate in the show up for debate.
27th Apr '16 10:03:30 PM Sammettik
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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' is a violent series where AnyOneCanDie, which makes it all the more conspicuous when characters disappear without explanation. Weaver, Nevski, Brooks, and Crosby from the ''Black Ops'' subseries are notable examples.

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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' is a violent series where AnyOneCanDie, AnyoneCanDie, which makes it all the more conspicuous when characters disappear without explanation. Weaver, Nevski, Brooks, and Crosby from the ''Black Ops'' subseries are notable examples.
27th Apr '16 10:03:03 PM Sammettik
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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' is a violent series where AnyOneCanDie, which makes it all the more conspicuous when characters disappear without explanation. Weaver, Nevski, Brooks, and Crosby from the ''Black Ops'' subseries are notable examples.
27th Apr '16 9:53:41 PM Sammettik
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* ''Disney/TheAristocats''. Did Edgar did he suffocate or starve in that box? Did he escape from it? Or did he manage to survive the whole trip to Timbuktu?

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* ''Disney/TheAristocats''. Did Edgar did he suffocate or starve in that box? Did he escape from it? Or did he manage to survive the whole trip to Timbuktu?
27th Apr '16 9:53:18 PM Sammettik
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* ''Disney/TheAristocats''. Does Edgar survive the trip to Timbuktu? Or did he suffocate or starve in that box?

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* ''Disney/TheAristocats''. Does Did Edgar survive the trip to Timbuktu? Or did he suffocate or starve in that box?box? Did he escape from it? Or did he manage to survive the whole trip to Timbuktu?
27th Apr '16 9:49:39 PM Sammettik
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* ''Disney/TheAristocats''. Does Edgar survive the trip to Timbuktu? Or did he suffocate or starve in that box?
27th Apr '16 9:07:22 PM Sammettik
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This trope is the fate of any character who ''probably'' didn't make it, but is never actually proven dead. This can happen at any point in a story, but happens so frequently at the end that we have tropes devoted specifically for that situation. Rule of thumb: if Uncertain Doom occurs at the ending of an entire work, it's probably a BolivianArmyEnding. If Uncertain Doom happens at the end of an installment of the work (like a novel or season), it's probably a BolivianArmyCliffhanger.

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This trope is the fate of any character who ''probably'' ''possibly'' didn't make it, but is never actually proven dead. This can happen at any point in a story, but happens so frequently at the end that we have tropes devoted specifically for that situation. Rule of thumb: if Uncertain Doom occurs at the ending of an entire work, it's probably a BolivianArmyEnding. If Uncertain Doom happens at the end of an installment of the work (like a novel or season), it's probably a BolivianArmyCliffhanger.
25th Apr '16 10:09:22 AM erforce
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* ''PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' has this with some fish crewmembers of the Flying Dutchman. While majority of the crew regains their humanity and perform HeelFaceTurn once Davy Jones is dead, there were some who fell into the Maelstrom (examples are Clanker, Hadras, and at least two others) and one (Morey) who got decapitated by Barbossa. But knowing the nature of the Flying Dutchman crew, there is a chance they survived.

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* ''PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' has this with some fish crewmembers of the Flying Dutchman. While majority of the crew regains their humanity and perform HeelFaceTurn once Davy Jones is dead, there were some who fell into the Maelstrom (examples are Clanker, Hadras, and at least two others) and one (Morey) who got decapitated by Barbossa. But knowing the nature of the Flying Dutchman crew, there is a chance they survived.
23rd Apr '16 9:31:58 PM Orbiting
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-->-- '''Balin''', Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney

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-->-- '''Balin''', Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney
''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney''
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