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4th Jul '17 8:28:44 PM Argon2
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* Inverted in the classic ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' story, "[[Comicbook/DaredevilBornAgain Born Again]]" where Matt Murdock is ruined by the Kingpin when he learns his enemy's SecretIdentity. The Kingpin is eventually defeated and disgraced, but feels he at least made Murdock miserable by impoverishing him while he plans to strike at him again. However, when you see in the final panel of Matt and Karen being happy in their situation, you'll know the Kingpin has truly lost.

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* Inverted in the classic ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' story, "[[Comicbook/DaredevilBornAgain Born Again]]" where Matt Murdock is ruined by the Kingpin when he learns his enemy's SecretIdentity. The Kingpin is eventually defeated and disgraced, but feels he at least made Murdock miserable by impoverishing him while he plans to strike at him again. However, when you see in the final panel of Matt and Karen being happy in their situation, you'll you know the Kingpin has truly lost.
15th Jun '17 7:52:25 PM SithPanda16
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** Though they seem to just use the money to keep helping people and both of them go back to their menial but rewarding jobs.



* In ''Film/TheGoldRush'' Chaplin and Big Jim find the mountain of gold at great personal risk and the story ends with them leaving the Klondike rich.

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* In ''Film/TheGoldRush'' ''Film/TheGoldRush'', Chaplin and Big Jim find the mountain of gold at great personal risk and the story ends with them leaving the Klondike rich.
15th Jun '17 7:51:29 PM SithPanda16
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* In ''Film/TheGoldRush'' Chaplin and Big Jim find the mountain of gold at great personal risk and the story ends with them leaving the Klondike rich.
24th May '17 10:34:11 PM jormis29
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* When Marty [=McFly=] fixes his parents' past in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', he returns to a present where his father George is a wealthy science fiction author. Interestingly this ending didn't sit right with Crispin Glover (George's actor), who felt it sent the wrong message and didn't return for the sequels.

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* When Marty [=McFly=] fixes his parents' past in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', he returns to a present where his father George is a wealthy science fiction author. Interestingly this ending didn't sit right with Crispin Glover Creator/CrispinGlover (George's actor), who felt it sent the wrong message and didn't return for the sequels.
18th Mar '17 12:32:22 PM twingle93
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* Played straight in the ''Series/AmazingStories'' episode "Gather Ye Acorns". A small elf tells a kid to forget about studying to be a doctor and that hard work is not a virtue. "There's doctors aplenty is this world," he says, "What we could truly do with is a few more dreamers." We switch from 1932 to 1938 and he winds up spending all his hard-earned money on a fancy car. His dad is a little peeved, to say the least, and boots him out of the house. Years go by and the boy is now old, broke, friendless, homeless and trying to beg for enough money to gas up his car to commit suicide with it. But a wealthy lady notices some collector's piece in his collection of junk and offers him $10,000 for it. Cut to him now wealthy from selling all his childhood collectables. It turns out that all his artifacts are worth millions. This is treated as a happy ending.
21st Nov '16 3:58:49 PM LentilSandEater
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15th Sep '16 3:46:59 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/TheWholeTownsTalking'': There was a reward $25,000 for the killing of Mannion, and since Jones shot him down like a boss, he can now travel to Shanghai.
19th Jul '16 11:52:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''VideoGame/Rayman2'' in the Cave of Bad Dreams level when Rayman is given a choice between the Elixir of Life that will allow him to continue his quest, or get the mountains of treasure hoarded by the Guardian. If you choose the latter, you get a NonstandardGameOver ending where Rayman simply forgets about saving the world and retires to a FarSideIsland. Of course, because the game can't actually end on such a lousy note, [[ButThouMust you return to the Guardian's offer until you make the right choice]].

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9th Jun '16 5:21:45 PM nombretomado
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* Comically subverted in ''TheYoungOnes'' episode "Cash", where a lorry full of money crashes into the Young Ones' house, apparently solving their financial problems forever, until the house and money get blown up.

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* Comically subverted in ''TheYoungOnes'' ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' episode "Cash", where a lorry full of money crashes into the Young Ones' house, apparently solving their financial problems forever, until the house and money get blown up.



* The last season of ''{{Roseanne}}''. [[spoiler: Until the [[AllJustADream last few minutes of the final episode]], anyway.]]

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* The last season of ''{{Roseanne}}''.''Series/{{Roseanne}}''. [[spoiler: Until the [[AllJustADream last few minutes of the final episode]], anyway.]]
8th Jun '16 1:07:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* At the end of the final book in DeanKoontz' ''Frankenstein'' series, [[spoiler:Mr. Lyss]] wins the lottery.

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* At the end of the final book in DeanKoontz' Creator/DeanKoontz' ''Frankenstein'' series, [[spoiler:Mr. Lyss]] wins the lottery.



* Subverted in ''{{Holes}}'': the treasure that Stanley and Zero dug up does bring their families money... but the narrative mentions that it was worth less than a million dollars altogether (while certainly a significant amount, probably not enough to set them for life). The movie plays it straight and ends with the main characters hanging out in a mansion.
* ''ReadyPlayerOne'' has [[spoiler:Wade Watts]] become a quarter of a ''trillion'' dollars richer by winning Halliday's contest. [[spoiler:He ends up sharing it with his surviving friends for working with him.]]

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* Subverted in ''{{Holes}}'': ''Literature/{{Holes}}'': the treasure that Stanley and Zero dug up does bring their families money... but the narrative mentions that it was worth less than a million dollars altogether (while certainly a significant amount, probably not enough to set them for life). The movie plays it straight and ends with the main characters hanging out in a mansion.
* ''ReadyPlayerOne'' ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'' has [[spoiler:Wade Watts]] become a quarter of a ''trillion'' dollars richer by winning Halliday's contest. [[spoiler:He ends up sharing it with his surviving friends for working with him.]]
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