'''Basic Trope''': An intentionally weird ending.
* '''Straight''': A work ends with everyone [[RocksFallEveryoneDies exploding into]] [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion orange liquid]].
* '''Exaggerated''': A work ends with a [[NonSequitur random series of words and images in no particular order]].
* '''Downplayed''': TheEndingChangesEverything
* '''Justified''': AllJustADream
* '''Inverted''':
** The beginning is a disjointed series of random imagery and philosophical discussions. The rest of the work is much more coherent.
** The beginning scene presents an AmbiguousSituation with numerous unanswered questions and MindScrew that the show never answers, but the plot is pretty understandable for the rest of the run.[[note]] Looking at you Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann[[/note]].
** The ending is a MindScrewdriver.
* '''Subverted''': A work ends with everyone exploding into orange liquid, only for the main character to reform and go after the BigBad who did it to save everyone else.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...After the BigBad is defeated, the main character has a disjointed DreamSequence about [[FauxlosophicNarration the meaning of life]] instead.
* '''Parodied''': A work ends with everyone exploding into orange liquid, at which point the main character has a disjointed dream sequence about how [[SpoofAesop humans really shouldn't drink so much orange juice]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': A work ends with everyone exploding into orange liquid, only for it to turn out it was AllJustADream. OrWasItADream Then everyone has a {{Dance Party|Ending}}.
* '''Averted''': Work featuring {{Fantasy}} elements ends in a perfectly sensible way that fits the rest of the story's tone.
* '''Enforced''': "No grand finale will live up to fans' expectations and we're out of money. Let's just give them a MindScrew we can afford and let them figure it out."
* '''Lampshaded''':
** "Well... A MindScrew is better than NoEnding."
* '''Invoked''': The main character is [[MushroomSamba dosed with hallucinogens]] in the hope their acid trip will teach them an important {{Aesop}}.
* '''Exploited''': Knowing everyone will explode into orange liquid and enter a disjointed DreamSequence like existence where anything can happen, a character uses it as a means to be reunited with their dead wife.
* '''Defied''': Main character wills themself out of the disjointed DreamSequence so they can [[EarnYourHappyEnding Earn Their Happy Ending]] instead.
* '''Discussed''': "How did you think this would end? Everyone exploding into orange liquid? maybe a [[DreamSequence nonsensical dream or two]]? Sorry, [[ThisIsReality but reality is hardly that dramatic]]."
* '''Conversed''': The main character says to their friend "Man, ''Chronicles of Troperia'' had a weird ending, didn't it?"
* '''Deconstructed''': The main character has been [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness going insane through the entire story]], and suffered a final psychotic break.
* '''Reconstructed''': This final break convinces the main character to return to the mundane real world rather than stay in their psychotic fantasy.
* '''Played For Laughs''': The ending emphasizes [[{{Surrealism}} Surrealist]] and BreakingTheFourthWall elements for the sake of {{Absurdism}}.
* '''Played For Drama''': The main character fears they're [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness going insane]]. Or the weirdness is due to [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the world ending]].
Conglaturations! Orange juice to GainaxEnding. *Chicken noises*
%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???