* This trope is what dropped ''Troll 2'' in my opinion from being the epitome of SoBadItsGood to merely an excellent example. Originally, it seemed the goblins were all destroyed and their appearance at the end was a totally nonsensical PlotHole. [[RuleOfFunny Comedy]]! That is, until I realised that a ChekhovsGun set up earlier in the film was that the family was making a home-exchange with some people who later turned out to be goblins. Suddenly, the ending made sense and lost its comedy value (although this was muddied by limited costumes, and the fact that the home exchange family briefly reappeared in a later scene due to them having "car trouble"). --SchrodingersDuck
** On the other hand, it doesn't explain why those goblins weren't killed along with the rest of them, or why their magic still works. - ManWithoutABody
*** Furthermore, the goblins in question never actually left Nilbog - "We had car trouble" --Gribbles
*** Nah, they weren't the family that left. He was clearly just having another nightmare like the one he had in the beginning.
* So am I correct in believing Grandpa Seth made a deal with the devil to get his powers and return to earth in order to save his family? In one scene what appears to be the goblin ringleader in human disguise tells the grandpa to "go back to your kingdom of shadows" which prompts Joshua to ask "are you really in hell grandpa?". It took me awhile to make the connection but it's the only logical reason for why he is alive, has powers, and apparently has a time limit on earth. I guess when the contract was up he was sent back to hell (why he is in hell is anyone's guess, I guess that's what happens when you make a deal with the devil).
** After Joshua asks the question, though, Seth says "No," though. He could be lying.