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Playing With: Dance Party Ending
Basic Trope: A movie ends with a dance number/party.
  • Straight: After defeating the Big Bad, the heroes throw a dance party.
  • Exaggerated: The entire ending consists of nothing but a dance party.
  • Downplayed: The ending is shown to be a celebration where Charley and Diana, who are shown to love dancing, and on the dance floor during the celebration along with others, while the heroes do other things.
  • Justified: It's a party being thrown at the end, and after saving the world you sometimes need to relax.
  • Inverted: The heroes throw a dance party at the very beginning of the story.
  • Subverted: The Big Bad survives and destroys the party, and kills everyone.
  • Double Subverted: But then everyone is revived and the Big Bad gets defeated again to resume the party.
  • Parodied: "well, it looks like the morgue is booked so we can't go with a depressing ending, it looks like all the small rooms are taken so we can't really have people talking to each other alone, but there is a DJ available so I think we should go with a dance party."
  • Zig Zagged: Seems like they're going to dance, turns out to be a formal dress party, then it turns out it's a ball, but the heroes don't really want to dance.
  • Averted: Nobody dances.
  • Enforced: The ending was changed from a Downer Ending, so the dance party was the one that fit the most.
  • Lampshaded: "So, defeated the Big Bad, saved the girl, I assume dancing is going to come in shortly."
  • Invoked: "After all of that, I just want to dance!"
  • Exploited: The defeated Big Bad and his mooks sneak away while everyone is busy dancing
  • Defied: "No, I'm not much of a dancer."
  • Discussed: "After vanquishing a seemingly unstoppable foe and rescuing the world from destruction, a party is definitely in order."
  • Conversed: "They're just going to dance after all that" "I guess so."
  • Implied: The partiers are shown sitting, out of breath but happy as a song ends.
  • Played For Laughs: As it turns out, none of the main characters know how to dance. The end result is less a "dance party" and more an "awkward movements for several minutes" party.
  • Played For Drama: During the dance, Bob and Alice are dancing together when suddenly Alice collapses, and injury sustained during the final battle shows itself in all the activity.

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