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10th Jun '17 2:45:02 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': After being defeated by Jack and reduced to a head, the robot MusicalAssassin Scaramouche spends his next two episodes trying to get to [[BigBad Aku]]'s citadel to inform him that Jack has lost his sword, the only weapon that can destroy Aku. He succeeds and Aku restores his body, but by the time he does Jack has already retrieved it, and when Aku sees that Jack has the sword again [[YourHeadASplode he blows up Scaramouche's head]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': After being defeated by Jack and reduced to a head, the robot MusicalAssassin Scaramouche spends his next two episodes trying to get to [[BigBad Aku]]'s citadel to inform him that Jack has lost his sword, the only weapon that can destroy Aku. He succeeds and Aku restores his body, but by the time he does Jack has already retrieved it, the sword, and when Aku sees that Jack has the sword it again [[YourHeadASplode he blows up Scaramouche's head]].
16th May '17 4:04:37 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': "Once there was an [[Literature/TheUglyBarnacle ugly barnacle]]. He was so ugly that everyone died. The end."

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': "Once there was an [[Literature/TheUglyBarnacle ugly barnacle]]. He was so ugly that everyone died. The end."
14th May '17 4:40:43 AM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra''
** Toph Beifong's story ends up being this. After her adventures with the original [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirBender Team Avatar]], she grows up and becomes the police chief for New Republic City, where she created the metal bending squad. She also has two daughters by two different men. Not liking that she was pampered as a child, Toph decides to let her daughters take care of themselves when they reached the same age she did when she ran away from home to fight in the earth bending arena. Both daughters grow up with abandonment issues as a result, but Toph doesn't notice because she is MarriedToTheJob. Lin tries to follow in her mother's footsteps by going into law enforcement too, but becomes cold and antisocial as a result. Suyin ''really'' follows her mother's footsteps by rebelling against her and getting involved with petty crimes, until she is finally caught by her older sister. Toph Beifong, after dedicating her life to cleaning up the streets, had to face the fact that one of her own daughters is now a criminal. She couldn't face it, so she destroyed the evidence against Suyin and sent her away to live with her grandparents. And after years of guilt for the coverup, she resigned as the chief of police while during the prime of her career. She leaves civilization behind and spends the reminder of her elder years wandering the planet by herself.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra''
''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''
** Toph Beifong's story ends up being this. After her adventures with the original [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirBender [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Team Avatar]], she grows up and becomes the police chief for New Republic City, where she created the metal bending squad. She also has two daughters by two different men. Not liking that she was pampered as a child, Toph decides to let her daughters take care of themselves when they reached the same age she did when she ran away from home to fight in the earth bending arena. Both daughters grow up with abandonment issues as a result, but Toph doesn't notice because she is MarriedToTheJob. Lin tries to follow in her mother's footsteps by going into law enforcement too, but becomes cold and antisocial as a result. Suyin ''really'' follows her mother's footsteps by rebelling against her and getting involved with petty crimes, until she is finally caught by her older sister. Toph Beifong, after dedicating her life to cleaning up the streets, had to face the fact that one of her own daughters is now a criminal. She couldn't face it, so she destroyed the evidence against Suyin and sent her away to live with her grandparents. And after years of guilt for the coverup, she resigned as the chief of police while during the prime of her career. She leaves civilization behind and spends the reminder of her elder years wandering the planet by herself.
14th May '17 4:38:37 AM Vir
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* Played Straight, then subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. In "Into The Bunker", the twins find a laptop that may provide more insights into the secrets of Gravity Falls, as well as the author of the journals. In "Sock Opera", the laptop ends up smashed by Bill Cipher. But in "Society of the Blind Eye," the broken remains of the laptop reveals an important clue: Old Man [=McGucket=], who is later revealed to have worked with the author, only to have caused a disaster so terrible, he erased his own memories. It is indicated that he is slowly regaining his memories, though, and maybe able to find the author.

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* Played Straight, straight, then subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. In "Into The the Bunker", the twins find a laptop that may provide more insights into the secrets of Gravity Falls, as well as the author of the journals. In "Sock Opera", the laptop ends up smashed by Bill Cipher. But in "Society of the Blind Eye," the broken remains of the laptop reveals an important clue: Old Man [=McGucket=], who is later revealed to have worked with the author, only to have caused a disaster so terrible, he erased his own memories. It is indicated that he is slowly regaining his memories, though, and maybe able to find the author.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode ''[[Recap/TheVentureBrosS04AllThisAndGargantua2 All This And Gargantua 2]]'': [[spoiler: The Sovereign tries to wipe out The Investors. In order to do so, he kills most of the Council of 13 so he can destroy Gargantua 2 without their interference, which he believes they are on. Unfortunately, they turn out to be powerful psychics whose actions on board were likely just mental projections, so his plot never had a chance of succeeding and probably only managed to cripple The Guild of Calamitous Intent and piss off OSI. Meanwhile, Killinger kills The Investors on mostly unrelated business, but Sovereign can't reap the benefits since he gets accidentally killed in his eagle-form by Headshot.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode ''[[Recap/TheVentureBrosS04AllThisAndGargantua2 "[[Recap/TheVentureBrosS04AllThisAndGargantua2 All This And Gargantua 2]]'': [[spoiler: and Gargantua-2]]", The Sovereign tries to wipe out The Investors. In order to do so, he kills most of the Council of 13 so he can destroy Gargantua 2 Gargantua-2 without their interference, which he believes they are on. Unfortunately, they turn out to be powerful psychics whose actions on board were likely just mental projections, so his plot never had a chance of succeeding and probably only managed to cripple The Guild of Calamitous Intent and piss off OSI. Meanwhile, Killinger kills The Investors on mostly unrelated business, but Sovereign can't reap the benefits since he gets accidentally killed in his eagle-form eagle form by Headshot.]]



** To make matters worse, the ending implies the Rick and Morty we spent the episode with are [[AlternateUniverse not even the main protagonists of the series.]]

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** To make matters worse, the ending implies the Rick and Morty we spent the episode with are [[AlternateUniverse not even the main protagonists of the series.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': After being defeated by Jack and reduced to a head, the robot MusicalAssassin Scaramouche spends his next two episodes trying to get to [[BigBad Aku]]'s citadel to inform him that Jack has lost his sword, the only weapon that can destroy Aku. He succeeds and Aku restores his body, but by the time he does Jack has already retrieved it, and when Aku sees that Jack has the sword again [[YourHeadASplode he blows up Scaramouche's head]].
16th Apr '17 12:09:00 PM nombretomado
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** A [[ShowWithinAShow "depressing 1970s sci-fi film starring a guy in a turtleneck"]] (which looks like a combination of ''LogansRun'', ''TheClonusHorror'' and ''SoylentGreen'') ends with the protagonist shooting himself on the advice of his female companion after coming across a building full of identical copies of himself. She then peels off her face to reveal she's a robot.

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** A [[ShowWithinAShow "depressing 1970s sci-fi film starring a guy in a turtleneck"]] (which looks like a combination of ''LogansRun'', ''TheClonusHorror'' ''Film/LogansRun'', ''Film/TheClonusHorror'' and ''SoylentGreen'') ''Film/SoylentGreen'') ends with the protagonist shooting himself on the advice of his female companion after coming across a building full of identical copies of himself. She then peels off her face to reveal she's a robot.
4th Apr '17 4:49:33 AM AnotherEpicFail
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** And then [[spoiler: grunkle Stan reactivates the portal and brings back his long lost brother, who is also author of the journals]]. This turn of events not only renders all previous attempts to find the author completely pointless, but also proves, that they wouldn't be able to find him anyway, since [[spoiler: he was in the other dimension and nobody knew, that he disappeared, because his twin took his place]].

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** And then [[spoiler: grunkle Grunkle Stan reactivates the portal and brings back his long lost brother, who is also author of the journals]]. This turn of events not only renders all previous attempts to find the author completely pointless, but also proves, proves that they wouldn't be able to find him anyway, since [[spoiler: he was in the other dimension and nobody knew, knew that he disappeared, disappeared because his twin took his place]].
9th Jan '17 6:25:56 PM jtvectorsigma
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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': "Mortynight Run" has Morty rescuing an alien named Fart from a hit man and trying to take him back to his home. [[spoiler:Right as Fart is about to get home, he reveals to Morty that once he gets there he plans to come back with an army and destroy all carbon-based life forms, and Morty kills him to prevent this, making the whole thing pointless.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': "Mortynight Run" has Morty rescuing an alien named Fart from a hit man and trying to take him back to his home. [[spoiler:Right as Fart is about to get home, he reveals to Morty that once he gets there he plans to come back with an army and destroy all carbon-based life forms, and Morty kills him to prevent this, making the whole thing pointless.]]
** To make matters worse, the ending implies the Rick and Morty we spent the episode with are [[AlternateUniverse not even the main protagonists of the series.
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26th Dec '16 12:34:56 PM Prinzenick
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* In one ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' segment ("8 Ball Bunny"), Bugs Bunny comes across a penguin. After swearing he would help the penguin get home (after regretting making him cry), he finds out that penguins come from the South Pole ("South Pole?! Ooh, I'm dyin'!"). He tries to help the penguin to the Antarctic, going through hell and high water to do so, only to find out when he finally gets there that this was a domesticated performing penguin who lived in Hoboken ("Hoboken?! Ooh, I'm dyin' again!"), and he just dragged him several thousand miles for nothing. It would be just a regular ShaggyDogStory, except that the usually calm, [[InvincibleHero impossible to beat]] Bugs suffers a mental breakdown because of it.

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* In one the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' segment ("8 cartoon [[WesternAnimation/EightBallBunny "8 Ball Bunny"), Bunny"]], Bugs Bunny comes across a penguin. After swearing he would help the penguin get home (after regretting making him cry), he finds out that penguins come from the South Pole ("South Pole?! Ooh, I'm dyin'!"). He tries to help the penguin to the Antarctic, going through hell and high water to do so, only to find out when he finally gets there that this was a domesticated performing penguin who lived in Hoboken ("Hoboken?! Ooh, I'm dyin' again!"), and he just dragged him several thousand miles for nothing. It would be just a regular ShaggyDogStory, except that the usually calm, [[InvincibleHero impossible to beat]] Bugs suffers a mental breakdown because of it.
25th Nov '16 1:36:47 PM nombretomado
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** Toph Beifong's story ends up being this. After her adventures with the original [[AvatarTheLastAirBender Team Avatar]], she grows up and becomes the police chief for New Republic City, where she created the metal bending squad. She also has two daughters by two different men. Not liking that she was pampered as a child, Toph decides to let her daughters take care of themselves when they reached the same age she did when she ran away from home to fight in the earth bending arena. Both daughters grow up with abandonment issues as a result, but Toph doesn't notice because she is MarriedToTheJob. Lin tries to follow in her mother's footsteps by going into law enforcement too, but becomes cold and antisocial as a result. Suyin ''really'' follows her mother's footsteps by rebelling against her and getting involved with petty crimes, until she is finally caught by her older sister. Toph Beifong, after dedicating her life to cleaning up the streets, had to face the fact that one of her own daughters is now a criminal. She couldn't face it, so she destroyed the evidence against Suyin and sent her away to live with her grandparents. And after years of guilt for the coverup, she resigned as the chief of police while during the prime of her career. She leaves civilization behind and spends the reminder of her elder years wandering the planet by herself.

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** Toph Beifong's story ends up being this. After her adventures with the original [[AvatarTheLastAirBender [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirBender Team Avatar]], she grows up and becomes the police chief for New Republic City, where she created the metal bending squad. She also has two daughters by two different men. Not liking that she was pampered as a child, Toph decides to let her daughters take care of themselves when they reached the same age she did when she ran away from home to fight in the earth bending arena. Both daughters grow up with abandonment issues as a result, but Toph doesn't notice because she is MarriedToTheJob. Lin tries to follow in her mother's footsteps by going into law enforcement too, but becomes cold and antisocial as a result. Suyin ''really'' follows her mother's footsteps by rebelling against her and getting involved with petty crimes, until she is finally caught by her older sister. Toph Beifong, after dedicating her life to cleaning up the streets, had to face the fact that one of her own daughters is now a criminal. She couldn't face it, so she destroyed the evidence against Suyin and sent her away to live with her grandparents. And after years of guilt for the coverup, she resigned as the chief of police while during the prime of her career. She leaves civilization behind and spends the reminder of her elder years wandering the planet by herself.
29th Aug '16 4:44:59 PM nombretomado
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** Brian's estranged son Dylan gets him script writer job at the show he's starring in, and Brian soon gets fired because he keeps trying to inject this kind of endings and plots into the show. Problem is, this is a ''DisneyChannel'' tween sitcom.

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** Brian's estranged son Dylan gets him script writer job at the show he's starring in, and Brian soon gets fired because he keeps trying to inject this kind of endings and plots into the show. Problem is, this is a ''DisneyChannel'' ''Creator/DisneyChannel'' tween sitcom.
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