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* ''LightNovel/{{Canvas 2}}'' has one of these, including a scene which subverts [[spoiler:[[IllGirl Tomoko]]'s prior supposed death a couple of minutes before.]]

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* ''LightNovel/{{Canvas 2}}'' has one of these, including a scene which subverts [[spoiler:[[IllGirl Tomoko]]'s prior supposed death a couple of minutes before.]]before]].



** Most notably including [[spoiler: Lady Une taking Mariemaia to her "father's" gravestone.]] A somewhat heartwarming scene (though the man in question didn't really leave a body to put in a tomb).

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** Most notably including [[spoiler: Lady Une taking Mariemaia to her "father's" gravestone.]] gravestone]]. A somewhat heartwarming scene (though the man in question didn't really leave a body to put in a tomb).



* In the ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' anime, the last few minutes before the credits are a version of this. It shows the current antics of most the characters of the Emiya household such as Sakura, Ilya, Rin and Taiga. And then it turns [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]] and [[TearJerker depressing]] as it shows KingArthur's, also known as [[LoveInterest Saber]]'s last moments as she dies with her hoping that she'll be able to see Shirou again after her 'long sleep'.

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* In the ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' anime, the last few minutes before the credits are a version of this. It shows the current antics of most the characters of the Emiya household such as Sakura, Ilya, Rin and Taiga. And then it turns [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]] and [[TearJerker depressing]] as it shows KingArthur's, Myth/KingArthur's, also known as [[LoveInterest Saber]]'s last moments as she dies with her hoping that she'll be able to see Shirou again after her 'long sleep'.



** [[spoiler: After beating Smile in the finals, Peco went on to rise through the ranks. After a series of commercial deals in Japan, he was drafted to the German national team and now plays in the European leagues]].
** [[spoiler: After coming second in the finals, Smile continued to play competitively before his retirement. He now teaches ping pong to children with Obaba at her dojo]].
** [[spoiler: Kazuma placed third in the second tournament, but returned to form with the retirement of Smile. He was drafted to the Japanese Olympic team, but was replaced by Kong soon after. He retired and now works with the family business]].
** [[spoiler: Sakuma never returned to ping pong. Instead, he married his girlfriend soon after high school and had two children]].
** [[spoiler: Kong became a naturalized citizen of Japan and took the name Tsujido Wenge. He continued playing ping pong and was drafted into the Japanese Olympic team, replacing Kazuma, and eventually attending the Olympic Games]].

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** [[spoiler: After beating Smile in the finals, Peco went on to rise through the ranks. After a series of commercial deals in Japan, he was drafted to the German national team and now plays in the European leagues]].
leagues.]]
** [[spoiler: After coming second in the finals, Smile continued to play competitively before his retirement. He now teaches ping pong to children with Obaba at her dojo]].
dojo.]]
** [[spoiler: Kazuma placed third in the second tournament, but returned to form with the retirement of Smile. He was drafted to the Japanese Olympic team, but was replaced by Kong soon after. He retired and now works with the family business]].
business.]]
** [[spoiler: Sakuma never returned to ping pong. Instead, he married his girlfriend soon after high school and had two children]].
children.]]
** [[spoiler: Kong became a naturalized citizen of Japan and took the name Tsujido Wenge. He continued playing ping pong and was drafted into the Japanese Olympic team, replacing Kazuma, and eventually attending the Olympic Games]].Games.]]



* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': The epilogue shows the castís lives twenty years after the end of [[spoiler:SEELE.]] Most of them are retired, Asuka is still an army officer, Shinji is a music teacher...
* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': The epilogue chapter happens several years after the FinalBattle: [[spoiler:Shinji and Asuka get married and their friends and co-workers attend their wedding. During the ceremony Shinji explains what everyone have been doing during the past years: he and Asuka still work for NERV, are living together and expecting a baby; Rei dealed with a depression for a while but got better and was experimenting with all kind of jobs; Touji and Hikari are still together; Misato started dating Makoto...]]

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* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': The epilogue shows the castís lives twenty years after the end of [[spoiler:SEELE.]] [[spoiler:SEELE]]. Most of them are retired, Asuka is still an army officer, Shinji is a music teacher...
* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': The epilogue chapter happens several years after the FinalBattle: [[spoiler:Shinji and Asuka get married and their friends and co-workers attend their wedding. During the ceremony Shinji explains what everyone have been doing during the past years: he and Asuka still work for NERV, are living together and expecting a baby; Rei dealed with a depression for a while but got better and was experimenting with all kind of jobs; Touji and Hikari are still together; Misato started dating Makoto...]]Makoto..]].



* ''FanFic/MyLittleAvengers'' ends with a brief TimeSkip showing what happened after the defeat of [[BigBad Loki]]. In addition to showing what happened to the story's central characters, it also shows what happened to a few of the minor characters, [[spoiler: including Twilight Sparkle becoming [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Sorcerer Supreme]], and Rainbow Dash leading a team of Comicbook/{{X-Men}} [[{{Expy}} expies]].]]

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* ''FanFic/MyLittleAvengers'' ends with a brief TimeSkip showing what happened after the defeat of [[BigBad Loki]]. In addition to showing what happened to the story's central characters, it also shows what happened to a few of the minor characters, [[spoiler: including Twilight Sparkle becoming [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Sorcerer Supreme]], and Rainbow Dash leading a team of Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Comicbook/XMen [[{{Expy}} expies]].]]



* At the end of the HungerGames fanfic ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'', we learn that Lavinia ends up married to Damon, with two children named after Vale and Kit, while Laurel Whitaker ended up with [[spoiler: Obsidian's cousin Glint]], and that both families survived the bombing of District Twelve and the war on the Capitol. The story ends with [[spoiler: Lavinia relaying Vale's story to Katniss Everdeen, thinking that Vale would have wanted her story to be told]].

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* At the end of the HungerGames TheHungerGames fanfic ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'', we learn that Lavinia ends up married to Damon, with two children named after Vale and Kit, while Laurel Whitaker ended up with [[spoiler: Obsidian's cousin Glint]], and that both families survived the bombing of District Twelve and the war on the Capitol. The story ends with [[spoiler: Lavinia relaying Vale's story to Katniss Everdeen, thinking that Vale would have wanted her story to be told]].



* There is a minor one in the epilogue of ''Fanfic/WarriorsOfTheWorldSoldiersOfFortune'' to show what happened to the Kingdom after the climactic battle and WorldHealingWave. It also serves as a cliffhanger for the next instalment.

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* There is a minor one in the epilogue of ''Fanfic/WarriorsOfTheWorldSoldiersOfFortune'' to show what happened to the Kingdom after the climactic battle and WorldHealingWave. It also serves as a cliffhanger for the next instalment.installment.



* ''WesternAnimation/WallE''[='s=] closing credits begin with this, before [[spoiler:{{Art Shift}}ing to an 8-bit graphical recap of the movie's main plot.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/WallE''[='s=] closing credits begin with this, before [[spoiler:{{Art Shift}}ing to an 8-bit graphical recap of the movie's main plot.]]plot]].



* The film ''Film/TheSandlot'' ends with the ''[[TheWonderYears Wonder Years]]''-esque {{Narrator}} giving brief descriptions of what the various players wound up doing as adults, which cuts into a final scene showing that Benny ends up as a professional ball player and Smalls becomes a sportscaster. Except one kid who "got really into the Sixties and never seen again."
* Jean-Pierre Melville's ''Army of Shadows'' ended with [[spoiler: a series of title cards announcing the eventual death of each of the French resistance members.]]

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* The film ''Film/TheSandlot'' ends with the ''[[TheWonderYears ''[[Series/TheWonderYears Wonder Years]]''-esque {{Narrator}} giving brief descriptions of what the various players wound up doing as adults, which cuts into a final scene showing that Benny ends up as a professional ball player and Smalls becomes a sportscaster. Except one kid who "got really into the Sixties and never seen again."
* Jean-Pierre Melville's ''Army of Shadows'' ended with [[spoiler: a series of title cards announcing the eventual death of each of the French resistance members.]]members]].



* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix2004 Flight of the Phoenix]]: The 2004 version has a photo montage at the end that shows that Kelly now works on a rig out on the ocean, Frank & AJ have a new plane, and Elliott now works for NASA!!
* ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'': the character of Elijah Price is [[spoiler: explained to be in a hospital for the mentally insane, once his crimes of mass murder are revealed]]

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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix2004 Flight of the Phoenix]]: The 2004 version ''Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix2004'' has a photo montage at the end that shows that Kelly now works on a rig out on the ocean, Frank & AJ have a new plane, and Elliott now works for NASA!!
* ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'': the character of Elijah Price is [[spoiler: explained to be in a hospital for the mentally insane, once his crimes of mass murder are revealed]]revealed]].



* In ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', it shows that [[spoiler: Edward and Nancy]] got married in Andalesia. [[spoiler: Giselle]] opens up a new fashion/boutique business, staying with [[spoiler: Robert.]] After [[spoiler: staying in New York]], Nathaniel becomes a successful author, as well as Pip in Andalesia.

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* In ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', it shows that [[spoiler: Edward and Nancy]] got married in Andalesia. [[spoiler: Giselle]] opens up a new fashion/boutique business, staying with [[spoiler: Robert.]] Robert]]. After [[spoiler: staying in New York]], Nathaniel becomes a successful author, as well as Pip in Andalesia.



* ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' revealed that Bertie and Lionel [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming remained friends for the rest of their lives]].

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* ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' revealed that Bertie and Lionel [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[Heartwarming/TheKingsSpeech remained friends for the rest of their lives]].



* ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'' ends with Mario Lanza singing "You'll Never Walk Alone", over text screens explaining how the girls were tried, convicted and sentenced, and later released. The last screen is an awful TearJerker, especially as it's timed to coincide with the line "you'll never walk alone": [[spoiler: ''It was a condition of their release that they never meet again.'']]
** ironically, (and probably because of lawsuits) they never mention that after her release, Juliet changed her name and became a very well-known mystery novelist, with two historical mystery series that are still going strong today.

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* ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'' ends with Mario Lanza singing "You'll Never Walk Alone", over text screens explaining how the girls were tried, convicted and sentenced, and later released. The last screen is an awful TearJerker, especially as it's timed to coincide with the line "you'll never walk alone": [[spoiler: ''It was a condition of their release that they never meet again.'']]
again'']].
** ironically, Ironically, (and probably because of lawsuits) they never mention that after her release, Juliet changed her name and became a very well-known mystery novelist, with two historical mystery series that are still going strong today.



** [[spoiler: [[TheDragon Rumlow]] survived getting a helicarrier dropped on his head, but heís badly burned]].

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** [[spoiler: [[TheDragon Rumlow]] survived getting a helicarrier dropped on his head, but heís badly burned]].burned.]]



* ''The Golden Road'' by L. M. Montgomery ends with a scene where Sara Stanley (a girl who is always protrayed as slightly otherworldly and magical) receives the inspiration of prophecy and predicts the futures of all of the main characters. Hints dropped over the course of the novel confirm them to be true.

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* ''The Golden Road'' by L. M. Montgomery ends with a scene where Sara Stanley (a girl who is always protrayed portrayed as slightly otherworldly and magical) receives the inspiration of prophecy and predicts the futures of all of the main characters. Hints dropped over the course of the novel confirm them to be true.



* The final pages of ''Literature/TheEnglishPatient'', where it's written the characters are doing after the end of [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo the war]].

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* The final pages of ''Literature/TheEnglishPatient'', where it's written the characters are doing after the end of [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the war]].



* Taking place in the TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 'verse, Creator/DanAbnett's series for the Literature/{{Eisenhorn}} trilogy ends on this note, telling where the [[AnyoneCanDie surviving]] characters go. They are: [[spoiler: [[TheApprentice Ravenor]] went on with his own career as an Inquisitor (read: [[Literature/{{Ravenor}} "got his own spin-off"]]), with a note that spoiled the end of his own series, and [[TheBigGuy Nayl]] and [[TheChick Kara]] went with him. Medea retired from the Inquisition to work the family company, but disappeared years later. [[TheRival Inquisitor Heldane]] survived his encounter with Eisenhorn when Heldane tried to kill him, but left him radicalized and even more twisted and disfigured in his later life; he also went on to have a bit part in Abnett's ''Literature/GauntsGhosts''. Eisenhorn and Cherubael both went missing after the events of the book. Also a subversion with the case of Alizabeth Bequin: she was in a coma and written off as dead by the end of the series, but she survived at least for a time, and her comatose body was spirited away by another subversive group...]]

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* Taking place in the TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 'verse, Creator/DanAbnett's series for the Literature/{{Eisenhorn}} trilogy ends on this note, telling where the [[AnyoneCanDie surviving]] characters go. They are: [[spoiler: [[TheApprentice Ravenor]] went on with his own career as an Inquisitor (read: [[Literature/{{Ravenor}} "got his own spin-off"]]), with a note that spoiled the end of his own series, and [[TheBigGuy Nayl]] and [[TheChick Kara]] went with him. Medea retired from the Inquisition to work the family company, but disappeared years later. [[TheRival Inquisitor Heldane]] survived his encounter with Eisenhorn when Heldane tried to kill him, but left him radicalized and even more twisted and disfigured in his later life; he also went on to have a bit part in Abnett's ''Literature/GauntsGhosts''. Eisenhorn and Cherubael both went missing after the events of the book. Also a subversion with the case of Alizabeth Bequin: she was in a coma and written off as dead by the end of the series, but she survived at least for a time, and her comatose body was spirited away by another subversive group...]]group..]].



* ''Series/TheWonderYears'', it concludes with seeing the adult Kevin and Winnie. The adult Kevin also gives an epilogue about what became of his immediate family: His father, Jack, continues to manage the furniture plant until his unexpected death in 1975 ... after which Wayne takes over the business; mother Norma becomes involved in city politics and business; and Karen and her husband give birth to a son. Kevin and Winnie split up one last time to go to college, he in the United States and she in Paris ... but they remain close friends and write each other weekly for eight years. When she returns home, he meets her at the airport with his infant son.

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* ''Series/TheWonderYears'', it ''Series/TheWonderYears'' concludes with seeing the adult Kevin and Winnie. The adult Kevin also gives an epilogue about what became of his immediate family: His father, Jack, continues to manage the furniture plant until his unexpected death in 1975 ... after which Wayne takes over the business; mother Norma becomes involved in city politics and business; and Karen and her husband give birth to a son. Kevin and Winnie split up one last time to go to college, he in the United States and she in Paris ... but they remain close friends and write each other weekly for eight years. When she returns home, he meets her at the airport with his infant son.



* OnceAnEpisode on ''Series/ColdCase'' as a ContrastMontage between what the people involved in the case were like then compared to how they are like in the present, if they're still alive.

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* OnceAnEpisode OncePerEpisode on ''Series/ColdCase'' as a ContrastMontage between what the people involved in the case were like then compared to how they are like in the present, if they're still alive.



* ''Series/{{Community}}'': The episode "The Art of Discourse" ends with a ''FoodFight'' and the epilogue. This being ''Community'', it was done as a direct reference to ''Film/AnimalHouse''. While the obnoxious kids have their futures told, the main characters get spoof endings, with Jeff's being that he "banged Mark's mom. Twice." This later serves up a BrickJoke over four years later in the episode "Cooperative Polygraphy" when Britta does indeed become the proud owner of a used iPod nano.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': The episode "The Art of Discourse" ends with a ''FoodFight'' FoodFight and the epilogue. This being ''Community'', it was done as a direct reference to ''Film/AnimalHouse''. While the obnoxious kids have their futures told, the main characters get spoof endings, with Jeff's being that he "banged Mark's mom. Twice." This later serves up a BrickJoke over four years later in the episode "Cooperative Polygraphy" when Britta does indeed become the proud owner of a used iPod nano.



* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ends with a brief scene of the now ''very'' old Merlin in the modern day.

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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' ends with a brief scene of the now ''very'' old Merlin in the modern day.



** Carl continues to run [=MacLarens=] [[spoiler: as a family business with his son.]]
** Jeanette was arrested for sending jars of urine to Val Kilmer (not that Val Kilmer) but manages to avoid prison by [[spoiler: getting psychological help from Kevin. They romantically hook up and are now in Poughkeepsie.]]
** Ranjit [[spoiler: now owns the limo service.]]
** Patrice becomes a host for a call-in service radio show. She's still in touch with Robin [[spoiler: who calls the show sometimes and still screams at her.]]
** William Zabka [[spoiler: became the youngest winner of the American Humanities medal with Literature.]]
** Zoe still stages protests for noble causes [[spoiler: that don't always end well for her.]]
** Scooter [[spoiler: marries Stripper!Lily.]]
** Blitz [[spoiler: became a gambling addict but finally kicked the habit after a three day bender at the same slot machine ... only for an elderly woman to hit the jackpot right after he left.]]
** Blah Blah [[spoiler: has her name finally remembered by Future!Ted. It's Carol.]]
** Sandy Rivers [[spoiler: lost his job for his sexual harassment but becomes a news anchor in Moscow ... where he still sexually harasses his co-workers.]]
** James [[spoiler: got back together with Tom.]]
** Gary Blauman [[spoiler: drove back, apologized and was at Robin and Barney's wedding after all.]]

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** Carl continues to run [=MacLarens=] [[spoiler: as a family business with his son.]]
son]].
** Jeanette was arrested for sending jars of urine to Val Kilmer (not that Val Kilmer) but manages to avoid prison by [[spoiler: getting psychological help from Kevin. They romantically hook up and are now in Poughkeepsie.]]
Poughkeepsie]].
** Ranjit [[spoiler: now owns the limo service.]]
service]].
** Patrice becomes a host for a call-in service radio show. She's still in touch with Robin [[spoiler: who calls the show sometimes and still screams at her.]]
her]].
** William Zabka [[spoiler: became the youngest winner of the American Humanities medal with Literature.]]
Literature]].
** Zoe still stages protests for noble causes [[spoiler: that don't always end well for her.]]
her]].
** Scooter [[spoiler: marries Stripper!Lily.]]
Stripper!Lily]].
** Blitz [[spoiler: became a gambling addict but finally kicked the habit after a three day bender at the same slot machine ... only for an elderly woman to hit the jackpot right after he left.]]
left]].
** Blah Blah [[spoiler: has her name finally remembered by Future!Ted. It's Carol.]]
Carol]].
** Sandy Rivers [[spoiler: lost his job for his sexual harassment but becomes a news anchor in Moscow ... where he still sexually harasses his co-workers.]]
co-workers]].
** James [[spoiler: got back together with Tom.]]
Tom]].
** Gary Blauman [[spoiler: drove back, apologized and was at Robin and Barney's wedding after all.]]all]].



* ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' ended its 29-year run on [[http://www.gocomics.com/forbetterorforworse/2008/08/31 August 31, 2008]] with a strip showing what happened to the members of the Patterson family. Detractors of the strip nicknamed it the 'Strip of Destiny', since it was...a tad {{Anvilicious}} in hammering in traditional female roles, what with [[spoiler: Deanna quitting her pharmacy work to start a sewing school, and that Elizabeth would be a wife, mother, and teacher for life, and only TheUnfavorite April fulfilling her dream job.]] This coming on the heels of Elizabeth marrying the CreatorsPet via StrangledByTheRedString, and...well, it's no wonder it's also nicknamed the 'Settlpocalypse.'

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* ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' ended its 29-year run on [[http://www.gocomics.com/forbetterorforworse/2008/08/31 August 31, 2008]] with a strip showing what happened to the members of the Patterson family. Detractors of the strip nicknamed it the 'Strip of Destiny', since it was...a tad {{Anvilicious}} in hammering in traditional female roles, what with [[spoiler: Deanna quitting her pharmacy work to start a sewing school, and that Elizabeth would be a wife, mother, and teacher for life, and only TheUnfavorite TheUnfavourite April fulfilling her dream job.]] job]]. This coming on the heels of Elizabeth marrying the CreatorsPet via StrangledByTheRedString, and...well, it's no wonder it's also nicknamed the 'Settlpocalypse.'



* ''Theatre/TheCrucible'' by Arthur Miller includes a "WhereAreTheyNow" as a prose addendum after the end of the script. It is often included in the programme notes.

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* ''Theatre/TheCrucible'' by Arthur Miller Creator/ArthurMiller includes a "WhereAreTheyNow" as a prose addendum after the end of the script. It is often included in the programme notes.



* ''Theatre/TheHistoryBoys'' has one of the most depressing ones. Poor old [[spoiler:Posner. 'Mrs Lintott describes him as living a lonely life, keeping "a scrapbook of the achievements of his one-time classmates" and having "a host of friends... though only on the internet, and none in his right name or even gender." She concludes by saying "He has long since stopped asking himself where it went wrong."']] He gets a (somewhat) happier ending in the film.

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* ''Theatre/TheHistoryBoys'' has one of the most depressing ones. Poor old [[spoiler:Posner. 'Mrs Lintott describes him as living a lonely life, keeping "a scrapbook of the achievements of his one-time classmates" and having "a host of friends... though only on the internet, Internet, and none in his right name or even gender." She concludes by saying "He has long since stopped asking himself where it went wrong."']] He gets a (somewhat) happier ending in the film.



* Che gives a two sentence epilogue at the end of {{Evita}}.

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* Che gives a two sentence epilogue at the end of {{Evita}}.''Theatre/{{Evita}}''.



* The printed copy of ''Theatre/{{Pygmalion}}'' comes with a very extensive epilogue chapter detailing the future of Eliza Doolittle, in which she lives out [[spoiler:one of the most mundane lower middle class lives ever put to paper, and '''absolutely positively does not''' get together with Higgins.]]

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* The printed copy of ''Theatre/{{Pygmalion}}'' comes with a very extensive epilogue chapter detailing the future of Eliza Doolittle, in which she lives out [[spoiler:one of the most mundane lower middle class lives ever put to paper, and '''absolutely positively does not''' get together with Higgins.]]Higgins]].



* ''VideoGame/LiveALive'' has this: [[spoiler: Pogo and Gori [[BabiesEverAfter have kids]]. The Xin Shan Quan Inheritor takes up the master's mantle. Sundown is still a wanderer; he does take off his hat if you fulfill certain actions in his chapter. Oboro-maru either is a bodyguard to Ryouma Sakamoto or is continuing his missions. Masaru leaves the gym where he trained, perhaps shutting it down for good. Akira works with Toei. Cube continues to aid Kato.]]

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* ''VideoGame/LiveALive'' has this: [[spoiler: Pogo and Gori [[BabiesEverAfter have kids]]. The Xin Shan Quan Inheritor takes up the master's mantle. Sundown is still a wanderer; he does take off his hat if you fulfill certain actions in his chapter. Oboro-maru either is a bodyguard to Ryouma Sakamoto or is continuing his missions. Masaru leaves the gym where he trained, perhaps shutting it down for good. Akira works with Toei. Cube continues to aid Kato.]]Kato]].



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' shows some animations of the principle players and their fates some time after the game as [[spoiler: Queen Garnet recalls Zidane's sacrifice. Later, Garnet attends a play given by the Tantalus players, one of whom removes his hood at the climax of the drama revealing himself to be Zidane(although anyone with any sense would have figured that out ten minutes previous).]]
** The ending scene shows other characters in its epilogue:[[spoiler: Steiner and Beatrix are now Alexandrian nobles, Eiko is adopted by Cid and Hilda, Amarant returns to his adventuring days along with Lani, Quina keeps being a Chef, Freja and Fratley fall in love all over again, and Vivi dies, but not before leaving a load of clones around.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' shows some animations of the principle players and their fates some time after the game as [[spoiler: Queen Garnet recalls Zidane's sacrifice. Later, Garnet attends a play given by the Tantalus players, one of whom removes his hood at the climax of the drama revealing himself to be Zidane(although Zidane (although anyone with any sense would have figured that out ten minutes previous).]]
** The ending scene shows other characters in its epilogue:[[spoiler: Steiner and Beatrix are now Alexandrian nobles, Eiko is adopted by Cid and Hilda, Amarant returns to his adventuring days along with Lani, Quina keeps being a Chef, Freja and Fratley fall in love all over again, and Vivi dies, but not before leaving a load of clones around.]]around]].



* During the credits of the original ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' game, you see various Pokémon Rangers doing rangery stuff. And remember the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Go-Rock]] [[FourIsDeath Quads]]? They're [[spoiler: playing at a concert in front of the clock tower!]]

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* During the credits of the original ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' game, you see various Pokémon Rangers doing rangery stuff. And remember the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Go-Rock]] [[FourIsDeath Quads]]? They're [[spoiler: playing at a concert in front of the clock tower!]]tower]]!



* The ending of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' ends with everything in the series being wrapped up, including [[spoiler:Sunny, Olga's daughter who was kidnapped by the Patriots, finally going out into the real world, Raiden and Rosemary living normal lives with their son, Johnny and Meryl getting married, Meryl making up with her father Campbell, and Snake finally having a real talk with Big Boss. The ending also reveals that Snake and Otacon decide to live normal lives.]]

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* The ending of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' ends with everything in the series being wrapped up, including [[spoiler:Sunny, Olga's daughter who was kidnapped by the Patriots, finally going out into the real world, Raiden and Rosemary living normal lives with their son, Johnny and Meryl getting married, Meryl making up with her father Campbell, and Snake finally having a real talk with Big Boss. The ending also reveals that Snake and Otacon decide to live normal lives.]]lives]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}'' has one of these during its ending credits sequence, featuring each of the major characters [[spoiler: pursuing their own futures, which depends on whether or not the Player chooses to revive the world.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}'' has one of these during its ending credits sequence, featuring each of the major characters [[spoiler: pursuing their own futures, which depends on whether or not the Player chooses to revive the world.]]world]].



* The GoldenEnding of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' reveals [[spoiler: that James Gordon has become mayor of Gotham, Tim Drake and Barbara Gordon are getting married, and though Bruce Wayne has been outed as Batman and appeared to have died, a Bat-like figure still hunts Gotham's criminals.]]

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* The GoldenEnding of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' reveals [[spoiler: that James Gordon has become mayor of Gotham, Tim Drake and Barbara Gordon are getting married, and though Bruce Wayne has been outed as Batman and appeared to have died, a Bat-like figure still hunts Gotham's criminals.]]criminals]].



** [[spoiler:Dane Vogel married Kiki [=DeWynter=] and now has William Sharp as his poolboy]].

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** [[spoiler:Dane Vogel married Kiki [=DeWynter=] and now has William Sharp as his poolboy]].poolboy.]]



** The DLC cases in recent entries of the series contain short scenes as their epilogues; their characters are not shown in the credits after the main cases. In the DLC case of the fifth game, [[spoiler: Marlon Rimes, the villain (though he actually hasn't killed anyone), isn't seen on-screen, but it is shown that he still works at Shipshape Aquarium.]] In the DLC case of the sixth game, [[spoiler: Pierce Nichody, the villain, is still a killer, so he isn't present at the ending, which shows the Sprockets' wedding.]]

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** The DLC cases in recent entries of the series contain short scenes as their epilogues; their characters are not shown in the credits after the main cases. In the DLC case of the fifth game, [[spoiler: Marlon Rimes, the villain (though he actually hasn't killed anyone), isn't seen on-screen, but it is shown that he still works at Shipshape Aquarium.]] Aquarium]]. In the DLC case of the sixth game, [[spoiler: Pierce Nichody, the villain, is still a killer, so he isn't present at the ending, which shows the Sprockets' wedding.]]wedding]].



* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' ''[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2010/06/01/the-epilogue finally]]'' ends on one of these. To note, [[spoiler: White Mage is tracking down the Light Warriors to give them ''some'' credit for fulfilling the prophecy, the Dark Warriors are now world-renowned heroes having recieved the credit for everything the Light Warriors did, Red Mage has set up a group for sole survivors of mysterious sects with Dragoon, Thief is now living peacefully in Elfland as the King, and Black Mage and Fighter have disappeared with none of the others being sure of where they are (turns out they're exactly where they started when the comic began)]].

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* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' ''[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2010/06/01/the-epilogue finally]]'' ends on one of these. To note, [[spoiler: White Mage is tracking down the Light Warriors to give them ''some'' credit for fulfilling the prophecy, the Dark Warriors are now world-renowned heroes having recieved received the credit for everything the Light Warriors did, Red Mage has set up a group for sole survivors of mysterious sects with Dragoon, Thief is now living peacefully in Elfland as the King, and Black Mage and Fighter have disappeared with none of the others being sure of where they are (turns out they're exactly where they started when the comic began)]].



* Parodied by WebAnimation/HomestarRunner in the 'Montage' email. Among other things, it shows you the fate of the red wagon full of pancakes.
** It also foretold the retirement of The Paper in WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail #173.

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* Parodied by WebAnimation/HomestarRunner in the 'Montage' email. Among other things, it shows you the fate of the red wagon full of pancakes.
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pancakes. It also foretold the retirement of The Paper in WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail #173.



* An example from the YouTubePoop "101 Poopmatians":

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* An example from the YouTubePoop WebAnimation/YouTubePoop "101 Poopmatians":



* The end of TheMysteriousMrEnter and PieGuyRulz's review of the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Truth or Square" ends with one of these. "Life in Bikini Bottom" becomes a hit with three seasons and counting, Patrick is arrested for farting in people's faces, Squidward finds spiritual enlightenment in Tibet, Mr. Krabs gets a new fashion sense, SpongeBob learns he's actually married to Sandy and now pays her annual alimony, Plankton creates a hair-growth serum and becomes a millionaire, the demonic hell puppet is turned into firewood, PieGuyRulz creates a five times platinum rap album, and [[HumbleHero Mr. Enter orders a pizza and gets a refund because it's cold when it arrives]].

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* The end of TheMysteriousMrEnter WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter and PieGuyRulz's review of the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Truth or Square" ends with one of these. "Life in Bikini Bottom" becomes a hit with three seasons and counting, Patrick is arrested for farting in people's faces, Squidward finds spiritual enlightenment in Tibet, Mr. Krabs gets a new fashion sense, SpongeBob learns he's actually married to Sandy and now pays her annual alimony, Plankton creates a hair-growth serum and becomes a millionaire, the demonic hell puppet is turned into firewood, PieGuyRulz creates a five times platinum rap album, and [[HumbleHero Mr. Enter orders a pizza and gets a refund because it's cold when it arrives]].



* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' explains what happened after a [[http://robotchicken.wikia.com/wiki/Sci-Fi_Convention_War Sci-Fi Convention War]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' explains what happened after a [[http://robotchicken.wikia.com/wiki/Sci-Fi_Convention_War [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZe4WFk8n9I Sci-Fi Convention War]]



** The series finale ends with this, all to the tune of Davie Bowie's ''Heroes:'' [[spoiler: After Pops sacrifices himself to stop his brother and end the cycle of destruction and rebirth of the universe, the park ends up back on Earth, after three years. Some time after Pops' funeral, they all go their own ways. Mordecai finally becomes a successful artist with fame and ends up settling down with a fellow artist, a bat woman (she isn't officially named, but was named Stef by one of the people) and starting a family. Rigby becomes a family man and marrying Eileen (implied to be a HouseHusband, but unconfirmed). Muscle Man finally meets his daughter and has several more children with Starla (though it remains ambigious if he continues to work at the park). Hi-Five Ghost travels to Prague with Celia, possibly working as a DJ, and also ends up settling down with her, having a son. Benson and Skips remain in the park, while Benson raises animals with his wife Pam. In the end, they all meet up for a 25th anniversary party (with the children being pre-teen to young adults, along with the implication Muscle Man's first daughter now has a child of her own, making MM a grandpa.) Mordecai and Rigby reflect on Pop's sacrifice and looking to find some old video games in the shed before the whole thing zooms out and it turns out that Pops was viewing all of this from a television in the afterlife.]] "Jolly good show," indeed.

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** The series finale ends with this, all to the tune of Davie Bowie's ''Heroes:'' [[spoiler: After Pops sacrifices himself to stop his brother and end the cycle of destruction and rebirth of the universe, the park ends up back on Earth, after three years. Some time after Pops' funeral, they all go their own ways. Mordecai finally becomes a successful artist with fame and ends up settling down with a fellow artist, a bat woman (she isn't officially named, but was named Stef by one of the people) and starting a family. Rigby becomes a family man and marrying Eileen (implied to be a HouseHusband, but unconfirmed). Muscle Man finally meets his daughter and has several more children with Starla (though it remains ambigious if he continues to work at the park). Hi-Five Ghost travels to Prague with Celia, possibly working as a DJ, and also ends up settling down with her, having a son. Benson and Skips remain in the park, while Benson raises animals with his wife Pam. In the end, they all meet up for a 25th anniversary party (with the children being pre-teen to young adults, along with the implication Muscle Man's first daughter now has a child of her own, making MM a grandpa.) Mordecai and Rigby reflect on Pop's sacrifice and looking to find some old video games in the shed before the whole thing zooms out and it turns out that Pops was viewing all of this from a television in the afterlife.]] afterlife]]. "Jolly good show," indeed.
12th May '17 2:43:31 AM Troperinik
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** The series finale ends with this, all to the tune of Davie Bowie's ''Heroes:'' [[spoiler: After Pops sacrifices himself to stop his brother and end the cycle of destruction and rebirth of the universe, the park ends up back on Earth, after three years. Some time after Pops' funeral, they all go their own ways. Mordecai finally becomes a successful artist with fame and ends up settling down with a fellow artist, a bat woman (she isn't officially named, but was named Stef by one of the people) and starting a family. Rigby becomes a family man and marrying Eileen (implied to be a HouseHusband, but unconfirmed). Muscle Man finally meets his daughter and has several more children with Starla (though it remains ambigious if he continues to work at the park). Hi-Five Ghost travels to Prague with Stella and also ends up settling down with her, having a son. Benson and Skips remain in the park, while Benson raises animals with his wife Pam. In the end, they all meet up for a 25th anniversary party (with the children being pre-teen to young adults, along with the implication Muscle Man's first daughter now has a child of her own, making MM a grandpa.) Mordecai and Rigby reflect on Pop's sacrifice and looking to find some old video games in the shed before the whole thing zooms out and it turns out that Pops was viewing all of this from a television in the afterlife.]] "Jolly good show," indeed.

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** The series finale ends with this, all to the tune of Davie Bowie's ''Heroes:'' [[spoiler: After Pops sacrifices himself to stop his brother and end the cycle of destruction and rebirth of the universe, the park ends up back on Earth, after three years. Some time after Pops' funeral, they all go their own ways. Mordecai finally becomes a successful artist with fame and ends up settling down with a fellow artist, a bat woman (she isn't officially named, but was named Stef by one of the people) and starting a family. Rigby becomes a family man and marrying Eileen (implied to be a HouseHusband, but unconfirmed). Muscle Man finally meets his daughter and has several more children with Starla (though it remains ambigious if he continues to work at the park). Hi-Five Ghost travels to Prague with Stella Celia, possibly working as a DJ, and also ends up settling down with her, having a son. Benson and Skips remain in the park, while Benson raises animals with his wife Pam. In the end, they all meet up for a 25th anniversary party (with the children being pre-teen to young adults, along with the implication Muscle Man's first daughter now has a child of her own, making MM a grandpa.) Mordecai and Rigby reflect on Pop's sacrifice and looking to find some old video games in the shed before the whole thing zooms out and it turns out that Pops was viewing all of this from a television in the afterlife.]] "Jolly good show," indeed.
3rd May '17 12:39:57 AM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell'', if you manage to complete all the sidequests and take over 100% of Hell, you unlock an epilogue that shows what happened to Gat's allies in Hell.
** [[spoiler:Dane Vogel married Kiki [=DeWynter=] and now has William Sharp as his poolboy]].
** [[spoiler:Vlad the Impaler regains his turf and has Killbane continuously tortured.]]
** [[spoiler:William Shakespeare makes a play out of burying Shogo Akujji alive, exhuming him and repeating the process for eternity.]]
** [[spoiler:Blackbeard sails across Hell to add to his crew (which includes Jyunichi, Kazuo and Mr. Sunshine).]]
** [[spoiler:Viola [=DeWynter=] manages to strike up a deal with heaven that allows the Saints and their friends to meet up and play volleyball once a year.]]
29th Apr '17 5:06:10 PM nombretomado
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* Starting from the second game, the ''TokimekiMemorial'' series make use of such epilogues in the flagship games of both the Standard and the Girl's Side branches of the series.

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* Starting from the second game, the ''TokimekiMemorial'' ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' series make use of such epilogues in the flagship games of both the Standard and the Girl's Side branches of the series.
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* Social networking means that, if you remember someone from your past ([[TheFellowshipHasEnded such as an old friend from high school]]) and become curious about how they're currently doing, you can likely see what they're up to.
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* ''Fanfic/GodSaveTheEsteem,'' imitating [[WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} its parent show]], has brief descriptions of characters in odd scenes. They're actually even less serious than the show's--for example, [[TallDarkAndSnarky Tom]] becomes [[Comicbook/IronMan a superhero in]] PoweredArmor.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' had this on its GrandFinale. Instead of the usual "characters in funny costumes" CreativeClosingCredits, you got glimpses into the future for just about every character who had any screen time. Some were obvious, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjNH01fvrAM most were ironic twists]] i.e. Stacy from the Fashion Club becoming a NASCAR driver. Though in an amusing twist, that one is used more often in fanfics than probably any other. WordOfGod says that none necessarily have to be considered canon, though.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' had this on its GrandFinale. Instead of the usual "characters in funny costumes" CreativeClosingCredits, you got glimpses into the future for just about every character who had any screen time. Some Most were obvious, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjNH01fvrAM most were some kind of ironic twists]] i.e. Stacy from the Fashion Club twist--for example, [[TheCynic Daria]] and [[CoolLoser Jane]] becoming a NASCAR driver. Though in an amusing twist, that one is used more often in fanfics than probably any other. peppy morning talk show hosts. WordOfGod says that none necessarily have they don't need to be considered canon, though.but the idea of [[ExtremeDoormat Stacy]] becoming a NASCAR driver actually became quite popular in fanfic.
8th Apr '17 10:03:51 AM Xtifr
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* E. M. Forster wrote an appendix to ''Literature/ARoomWithAView'' 50 years later, detailing numerous adverse circumstances that befell Lucy and George after their wedding and through both world wars.

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* E. M. Forster Creator/EMForster wrote an appendix to ''Literature/ARoomWithAView'' 50 years later, detailing numerous adverse circumstances that befell Lucy and George after their wedding and through both world wars.
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