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21st Oct '17 8:52:14 PM AnotherEpicFail
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* A minor version of this crops up early in the Hell Dimensions arc of ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''. Basically, after spending an action mission trying to stop the demonic invasion of Earth from progressing beyond its beachhead, followed by an investigation mission spent trying to find out what happened to [[ChekhovMIA Theodore Wicker]], players finally get a Dungeon: they have to venture into Hell itself in a desperate attempt to end the invasion at its source and rescue Wicker - who is actually being used as a LivingBattery for the demonic army's portals. For good measure, you're led through the Dungeon by a female voice claiming to be a DamselInDistress allied with Wicker. After a long uphill slog, players finally reach Wicker and unplug him from the machine, with the expectation that the invasion will be over and their target can now go home to all the factions that have been trying to recruit him for the last few decades... only to discover that Wicker doesn't want to leave: now a DemonOfHumanOrigin, he wants to start a revolution among the demons and restore Hell to greatness - and guess who has to help him out over the next few dungeons before this arc's finished? As if to add insult to injury, the voice that's been leading you through Hell is revealed to be Saccharissa, a succubus in Wicker's service, who actually has the gall to taunt you by remarking "[[ShoutOut Your princess is in another castle!]]"
16th Oct '17 1:45:01 AM TitaniumDragon
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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' has several points like this, particularly the first battle with Magus and the Ocean Palace. On the other hand, if you've been LevelGrinding like mad or are playing a NewGamePlus, you can turn one of them into the ''real'' ending.

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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' has several points like this, particularly the first battle with Magus and the Ocean Palace. The latter is particularly clever, as the main character, Crono, is likely close to getting his final ability, or will get it by or during this dungeon. On the other hand, if you've been LevelGrinding like mad or are playing a NewGamePlus, you can turn one of them into win the ''real'' ending.UnwinnableBossBattle and end the game.
16th Oct '17 1:10:53 AM TitaniumDragon
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** Parallel to this is the question of economic growth and whether or not the pattern of boom and bust will ever end. Every few decades the idea that a permanent high of economic productivity has been reached will gain traction, so far none have stuck.

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** * Parallel to this is the question of economic growth and whether or not the pattern of boom and bust will ever end. Every few decades the idea that a permanent high of economic productivity has been reached will gain traction, so far none have stuck. However, people have steadily gotten vastly wealthier over time.
25th Sep '17 11:29:22 AM Kahran042
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** The Deus Ex Machina in ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 3}}''.
9th Sep '17 9:05:43 PM sgamer82
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* Subverted in ''Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru.'' After our heroes have defeated their first boss, Kasegi Gold, the stage he appeared on lights up and the heroes freak because they think something worse is about to show up. The good news is, it's just the Old Kita Kita Man. The bad news is that, given Kita Kita Man is an old guy in a hula skirt who dances non-stop, he ''is'' arguably worse than Kasegi Gold.

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* Subverted in ''Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru.''Manga/MagicalCircleGuruGuru.'' After our heroes have defeated their first boss, Kasegi Gold, the stage he appeared on lights up and the heroes freak because they think something worse is about to show up. The good news is, it's just the Old Kita Kita Man. The bad news is that, given Kita Kita Man is an old guy in a hula skirt who dances non-stop, he ''is'' arguably worse than Kasegi Gold.
26th Jul '17 7:54:30 AM Sunflorazumarill
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* Towards the end of ''Anime/IdolmasterXenoglossia'', [[NebulousEvilOrganization Turiavita]] is destroyed, their island vaporized, and their attack on the city over. However, since all five [[MacGuffin idol cores]] were in the same area, [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Auryn]] appears where the moon once was and threatens the world, requiring the heroines to stop it in the next (and final) episode.


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* In ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'', the titular characters manage to rescue [[DistressedDamsel Tooty]] from [[BigBad Guntilda]] upon clearing her [[GameOfDeath game]], although Gruntilda [[VillainExitStageLeft escapes]]. With Tooty rescued, everyone decides to go back to Banjo's house and throw a party, with a number of side characters thanking you. However, during the party, Tooty barges in and admonishes everyone for celebrating when [[KarmaHoudini Gruntilda hasn't been punished for what she did]]. You'll end up back inside Gruntilda's Lair with the new mission to reach the top and defeat her once and for all.
26th Jul '17 7:43:19 AM ChristianTropes33
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* There was an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' where Garfield cost the mailman his job. Garfield looks at the ex-mailman, who is sitting on the sidewalk and crying, and says "Gee, what a sad way to end a cartoon." and walks off. A U.S. Acres cartoon seems to start, but Garfield interrupts it and says [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt "Did you really think we'd end it that way?"]] and the cartoon continues to show Garfield getting the mailman his job back.

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* There was an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' where Garfield cost the mailman his job. Garfield looks at the ex-mailman, who is sitting on the sidewalk and crying, and says "Gee, what a sad way to end a cartoon." and walks off. A U.S. Acres cartoon seems to start, but Garfield interrupts it and says [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt "Did you really [[DidYouActuallyBelieve "You didn't think we'd end it that way?"]] I'd let him stay fired, did you?"]] and the cartoon continues to show Garfield getting the mailman his job back.
18th Jun '17 7:16:41 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'', throughout the entire game Vincent was kept being told that the nightmare sequences will last 8-days and after that he will be free if he survives. He was given freedom and the plot seems to be resolved (even if the ending seems to be less than ideal), until the PlotTwist arrives and this time he ''voluntarily'' gets the nightmare for one final night which is the final stage.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'', throughout the entire game Vincent was kept being told that the nightmare sequences will last 8-days eight days, and after that he will be free if he survives. He was given freedom and the plot seems to be resolved (even if the ending seems to be less than ideal), until the PlotTwist arrives and this time he ''voluntarily'' gets the nightmare for one final night which is the final stage.



* One quest in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has the player traipses deep within an undead-infested tomb to retrieve the legendary Horn of Jurgen Windcaller. At the end, you finally reach the coffin itself, to discover nothing more than a note from 'a friend' telling you they've already taken the Horn, and want you to meet them.

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* One quest in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has the player traipses traipsing deep within an undead-infested tomb to retrieve the legendary Horn of Jurgen Windcaller. At the end, you finally reach the coffin itself, to discover nothing more than a note from 'a friend' telling you they've already taken the Horn, and want you to meet them.



** One quest has a kid who was summoning an assassin to kill an evil orphanage director who beats and starves the kids and even refuses to let people adopt them. So despite you aren't an assassin, you decide to kill her anyway, the kids rejoice and the one who issued the quest gives you his most prized possession... quest over right? Actually it turns out that since you weren't an actual assassin, you took a mark that was rightfully theirs and they are pissed. So it's either, join their guild or die, [[TakeAThirdOption or take down the entire guild killing them all]] regardless, joining them starts an entire long chain of quests. Which ultimately ends with [[spoiler: you killing the Emperor of Tamriel himself]].

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** One quest has a kid who was summoning an assassin to kill an evil orphanage director who beats and starves the kids and even refuses to let people adopt them. So despite you aren't an assassin, you decide to kill her anyway, the kids rejoice and the one who issued the quest gives you his most prized possession... quest over right? Actually it turns out that since you weren't an actual assassin, you took a mark that was rightfully theirs and they are pissed. So it's either, either join their guild or die, [[TakeAThirdOption or take down the entire guild killing them all]] regardless, all]]. Regardless, joining them starts an entire long chain of quests. Which quests which ultimately ends with [[spoiler: you killing the Emperor of Tamriel himself]].
18th Jun '17 12:58:06 PM lalalei2001
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* One ''WesternAnimation/SpacePOP'' episode leads the viewers to believe the princesses are finally going to rescue their parents only for the parents to be taken away to another dungeon, resulting in the quest having to continue.
17th Jun '17 8:24:15 PM ilovewildkratts1
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* ''Two in a row'' in this example. In ''Series/OddSquad'' 's famous season finale, "O is Not for Over", Agent Otto defeats Odd Todd and the other agents, including Olive, the new Ms. O, reveal themselves. Everyone congratulates Otto on doing so...before Agent Ohlm races up and accuses him of working with Odd Todd. In a flashback, Otto tells the story of [[HowWeGotHere How They Got Here,]] and thus, the conflict is resolved...until everyone realized Otto opened up ''all the doors in Headquarters'' and run to the bullpen to fight everyone released.
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