History TheBadGuyWins / LiveActionTV

25th Feb '18 10:08:54 AM OlfinBedwere
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* ''Series/InspectorMorse'': While Morse eventually apprehends the killer in the episode "The Last Enemy," he doesn't do it until after the killer had achieved everything they had set out to do. What's more, it turns out that [[spoiler:the killer is suffering from an inoperable brain tumour, meaning that even if he lives long enough to see trial, he'll just be acquitted almost immediately via the insanity defence]].
14th Feb '18 12:29:31 PM Odacon_Spy
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** Another killer did get caught, but because one of his victims was a cop, he was the big man in prison, and he was put in the same prison as the abusive father who murdered his beloved mother, so he got to take revenge on him, which is all he really wanted to begin with.

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** Another killer did get caught, but because one of his victims was a cop, he was the big man in prison, and he was put in the same prison as the abusive father who murdered his beloved mother, so he got to take mother. The unsub, with the help of some of the other inmates, takes his revenge on him, his father, which is all he really wanted to begin with.
13th Dec '17 2:21:16 PM Necrodomo
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* ''[[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Spartacus War of the Damned]]'' [[ForegoneConclusion of course]], ends with Crassus destroying the rebellion. Downplayed however, in that Crassus himself is an AntiVillain, his monstrous son got a KarmicDeath, Crassus himself is defeated by Spartacus in personal combat only to be saved by his men who deal a mortal wound to Spartacus instead, and then Spartacus escapes him yet again, then the defeat of Spartacus's army is credited to Pompey a character who only appears in the show for one brief scene.

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* ''[[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Spartacus War of the Damned]]'' [[ForegoneConclusion of course]], ends with Crassus destroying the rebellion. Downplayed however, in that Crassus himself is an AntiVillain, his monstrous son got a KarmicDeath, Crassus himself is defeated by Spartacus in personal combat only to be saved by his men who deal a mortal wound to Spartacus instead, and then Spartacus escapes him yet again, then the defeat of Spartacus's army is credited to Pompey Pompey, a character who only appears in the show for one brief scene.scene. This makes the ending into this trope for the Romans as a whole, but merely PyrrhicVillainy for Crassus personally.
3rd Sep '17 3:24:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' infamously ended with [[spoiler: Dale Cooper trapped in the Red Room, and BOB in control of his body]].

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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' season 2 infamously ended with [[spoiler: FBI Agent Dale Cooper Cooper's soul still trapped in the Red Room, and Killer BOB in control of his body]].
23rd Aug '17 7:56:32 AM CouchAlmark
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** ''Series/Kamen Rider Gaim'' follows much the same route as ''Blade'': while Kouta does eventually win the war for the Golden Fruit and makes a wish that averts TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, the Helheim Forest is shown continuing to expand into other worlds regardless, meaning countless trillions of other lives will be ruined by it. At least in ''Blade'' the antagonist was ''paused'' in its efforts, and will be as long as the status quo at the end of the show is maintained; in ''Gaim'' the antagonist continues on just as it would have if nobody had done anything, with none of the characters noticing or caring [[OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding because at least]] ''[[OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding they]]'' [[OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding got a happy ending]].

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** ''Series/Kamen Rider Gaim'' ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' follows much the same route as ''Blade'': while Kouta does eventually win the war for the Golden Fruit and makes a wish that averts TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, the Helheim Forest is shown continuing to expand into other worlds regardless, meaning countless trillions of other lives will be ruined by it. At least in ''Blade'' the antagonist was ''paused'' in its efforts, and will be as long as the status quo at the end of the show is maintained; in ''Gaim'' the antagonist continues on just as it would have if nobody had done anything, with none of the characters noticing or caring [[OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding because at least]] ''[[OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding they]]'' [[OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding got a happy ending]].
23rd Aug '17 7:56:05 AM CouchAlmark
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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'': Unusually for the franchise, this is what ultimately happens in ''Series/KamenRiderBlade''. The villain in question is the [[spoiler: Stone of Sealing]] which ultimately 'desires' the [[spoiler: Battle Fight to continue on its natural course. While Kenzaki does prevent the intended end of the world by becoming himself an Undead, it doesn't ultimately do anything to hinder Stone of Sealing as it literally has all the time in the world for the circumstances that required Kenzaki's sacrifice in the first place to occur once again.]]

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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'': ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
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Unusually for the franchise, this is what ultimately happens in ''Series/KamenRiderBlade''. The villain in question is the [[spoiler: Stone of Sealing]] which ultimately 'desires' the [[spoiler: Battle Fight to continue on its natural course. While Kenzaki does prevent the intended end of the world by becoming himself an Undead, it doesn't ultimately do anything to hinder Stone of Sealing as it literally has all the time in the world for the circumstances that required Kenzaki's sacrifice in the first place to occur once again.]]]]
** ''Series/Kamen Rider Gaim'' follows much the same route as ''Blade'': while Kouta does eventually win the war for the Golden Fruit and makes a wish that averts TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, the Helheim Forest is shown continuing to expand into other worlds regardless, meaning countless trillions of other lives will be ruined by it. At least in ''Blade'' the antagonist was ''paused'' in its efforts, and will be as long as the status quo at the end of the show is maintained; in ''Gaim'' the antagonist continues on just as it would have if nobody had done anything, with none of the characters noticing or caring [[OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding because at least]] ''[[OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding they]]'' [[OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding got a happy ending]].
28th Jul '17 3:39:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheLastHeist'': After a GambitPileup during the bank robbery results in almost all the robbers ending up dead, the SerialKiller who has been stalking the entire cast throughout (and who seemed to have been disposed of previously) suddenly jumps out of nowhere to kill the last survivor and take off with the money.
26th Jul '17 10:22:04 AM thatother1dude
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' infamously ended with [[spoiler: Dale Cooper trapped in the Red Room, and BOB in control of his body]]. Also, [[spoiler: Pete Martell and Audrey Horne (in the bank when a bomb goes off), Ben Horne (has his head slammed against the fireplace mantle by Doc Hayward), and Leo (left under a cage full of tarantulas by Windom Earle) are all implied to be either dead or near dead.]]
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'': The "Queen of the Nile" episode of .

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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' infamously ended with [[spoiler: Dale Cooper trapped in the Red Room, and BOB in control of his body]]. Also, [[spoiler: Pete Martell and Audrey Horne (in the bank when a bomb goes off), Ben Horne (has his head slammed against the fireplace mantle by Doc Hayward), and Leo (left under a cage full of tarantulas by Windom Earle) are all implied to be either dead or near dead.]]
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'': The "Queen of the Nile" episode of .
24th Jul '17 11:02:37 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Season 6 ends with Cersei Lannister on the Iron Throne and her most immediate enemies dead, though it's rather clear she has more, and few allies.
8th Jul '17 2:37:00 PM RobTan
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** And [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E9SleepNoMore Sleep No More]].
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