Created By: Alrune on March 4, 2011

Explanatory Credits

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Needs More Examples with spoiler tags or just the name of the show! Do We Have This One??

The title needs some work I think.

Sometimes, the true ending of a movie or a series isn't seen before the credits roll but after that and the story makes no sense if you don't sit trough said credits to know the eventual conclusion of the show.

Sometimes overlaps with How We Got Here.

A special form of credits that often turns a Downer Ending into a bittersweet one.

Not to be confused with Creative Closing Credits.


Community Feedback Replies: 6
  • March 4, 2011
    In My Neighbor Totoro, they show the girls' mother arriving home finally during the credits, as well as show many misadventures the girls get into after the ending.
  • March 5, 2011
    See also The Stinger.
  • March 6, 2011
    Needs A Better Title -- the title places emphasis on the credits sequence, and this isn't about the credits, but an extra epilogue scene that occurs after they roll.
  • March 6, 2011
    How about something like Post Credits Epilogue ?
  • March 6, 2011
    See Where Are They Now Epilogue, which might overlap with this trope but limits to only epilogues that show brief glimpses of a number of characters. Distant Finale is for a whole scene, usually with dialogue, but it isn't necessarily played after the credits. I think this trope will need to distinguish itself from both of those, as well as from The Stinger.

    And for an example -- Witch Blade's ending would have even less closure without the post-credits final shot. (It's still a Bittersweet Ending.)
  • March 9, 2011
    I think it's too close from the ones you mentioned. Let's leave it at that.