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Sealed with a Kiss

When the Official Couple kiss at or very near the ending of the series or film. If the kiss itself isn't the very last shot, it will probably be followed by their wedding, a dance, Riding into the Sunset, or closing the bedroom door.

Chances are good this will precede any ending narration or title card that says "And they lived Happily Ever After."

Being an Ending Trope, it's a given the examples contain SPOILERS. Consider yourself warned.

Sometimes a sub-trope of Last Minute Hookup. Not to be confused with Last Kiss.


Examples:

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    Live Action Television 
  • In the series finale of Chuck, the last image is of Chuck and Sarah kissing on the beach.
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch does this with Sabrina and Harvey in the last episode.
    • Also lampshaded in the episode that turns the Spellman household into a silent movie. Everything suddenly turns back to normal after Sabrina and Harvey kiss. The aunts explain that the kiss broke the spell because silent movies always end with a kiss, or a comedic pratfall.
  • The Musical Episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's lampshaded just before it happens with the lyric "The curtains close on a kiss, God knows we can tell the end is near."
  • In Scrubs's Season 8 finale (which was supposed to be the Grand Finale, but wasn't), the last image J.D. sees on the "Goodbye" sign is of him and Elliot kissing.
  • The end of season four of Merlin more or less ends on the image of Arthur and Guinevere kissing as he crowns her Queen of Camelot (though there is a brief Sequel Hook afterwards involving Morgana in the forest).

     Video Games 
  • The Playstation version of Chrono Trigger added a movie of Crono's and Marle's marriage to the standard ending. The same movie also shows Kino proposing to Ayla and Frog (in his human form) being knighted.
  • The ending of the Witch Hunt DLC for Dragon Age: Origins can be the player character and Morrigan embracing before stepping off into the unknown.

    Web Original 
  • Ruby Quest
  • Kid Radd, only it ends right before the kiss, which pisses the hero to no end.

    Western Animation 


Scary Surprise PartyEnding TropesSeason Finale
Sacred First KissKissing Tropes'Shut Up" Kiss
Happy Holidays DressImageSource/Animated FilmsTrue Blue Femininity

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