'''Basic Trope''': An episode ends with the heroes in danger.
* '''Straight''': An episode ends with Agent Hero being captured by Dr Scientist's minions, and strapped to his Death Machine.
* '''Exaggerated''': Agent Hero almost dies before every ActBreak, doing things like getting attacked by enemies, getting hit by a car, or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking drinking expired milk]].
* '''Downplayed''': By the end of the episode Dr Scientist has discovered Agent Hero's location, but Agent Hero is still not in immediate danger.
* '''Justified''': The episode is a season or series finale. The show needs more ratings.
* '''Inverted''': [[InMediasRes One episode starts]] with Agent Hero strapped to the Death Machine.
* '''Subverted''':
** Agent Hero breaks free from the Death Machine and catches Dr Scientist in the last two minutes of the episode.
** [[WhamEpisode Or alternately]], Dr Scientist [[TheBadGuyWins actually manages to kill Agent Hero with his death machine!]]
* '''Double Subverted''': Dr Scientist's minions rescue Dr Scientist and take Agent Hero prisoner before the episode actually ends.
* '''Parodied''':
** In next week's episode it is revealed that the characters have literally been standing around for a week waiting to continue. Most of the minions have died of dehydration.
** Alternatively, Dr Scientist is told his Death Machine will take a week to power up. He says Agent Hero can go do whatever during that time but come back afterwards. [[IdiotHero Agent Hero complies.]]
* '''Zig Zagged''': Agent Hero escapes Dr Scientist's minions after being captured, but is strapped to the Death Machine by Dr. Scientist himself, only to escape just as the episode ends.
* '''Averted''': Agent Hero catches Dr Scientist by the end of the show.
* '''Enforced''': The network wants to make sure viewers watch the next episode.
* '''Lampshaded''': At the start of the next episode one of Dr Scientist's minions asks "Can we kill him already? This is taking forever!"
* '''Invoked''': The Death Machine takes a week to power up.
* '''Exploited''': Dr Scientist apparently used the week-long wait to kill Agent Hero.
* '''Defied''': It looks like the episode will end on a cliffhanger, but Dr Scientist suddenly says "Screw it" and shoots Agent Hero the split second the episode ends.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
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