Classic style happy ending.
The popular preference for a story with "a happy ending" is not, or at least was not, a mere sweet-stuff optimism; it is the remains of the old idea of the triumph of the dragon-slayer, the ultimate apotheosis of the man beloved of heaven.
Some stories just end happily
, with the villain defeated (or the basic problem resolved
) and the heroes triumphant
. It remains the most common type of ending, even if it can be disdained by some
. Far, far too common to provide examples
Specific types of Happy Ending
Contrast Downer Ending
and Bittersweet Ending
Has nothing whatsoever to do with Happy Ending Massage
, so get your mind out of the gutter!
As this is an Omnipresent Trope
, no examples please.