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* A particular favourite of Music/TheMegas.
** ''Get Equipped'', their first album released, has Franchise/MegaMan defeat Wily, but the experience leaves him as a BrokenAce, consumed with regret for his actions and barely able to keep going. It takes him most of ''History Repeating (Blue)/(Red)'' to get better.
** The double album ''History Repeating (Blue)/(Red)'' has Mega Man fight through his depression and become a wiser, more stable champion, now at peace with his life, and manage to defeat Wily and Gamma, save Light from SlowlySlippingIntoEvil, and convince Proto Man to make a HeelFaceTurn in the process, by any standards an impressive string of wins. However, the final song, "Melody from the Past", isn't triumphant or glorious; it's a slow, downbeat number where Proto Man sadly reminisces on the family he no longer feels a part of and his regrets about his actions.
** As for individual songs, "Harder than Steel" has [[TokenGoodTeammate Hard Man]] die in the ring against Mega Man, but the people of his town still revere him, and his name lives on in their memories.
--->''Steel of the champion! Your legend will live on! Our sons will sing your song! Harder than steel!''


** ''Space 1992'' ends with the Hootsman sacrificing his life in order to destroy the earth and create the Galactic Terrorvortex, through which [[BigBad Zargothrax]] flees. However, the creation of the Terrorvortex means that the Kor-Vilrath no longer have a means to escape the 18th Hell Dimension, and Angus [=McFife=] XIII is on the tail of the evildoer.
** ''Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex'' ends with Zargothrax's death at Angus' hands. However, during the battle Zargothrax stabs Angus with the same Knife of Evil he used to corrupt Sir Proletius, Grand Master of the Knights of Crail, and Angus chooses to walk into the fires of Sciehellion and die over becoming a tyrant just as evil as Zargothrax and even more powerful.

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** ''Space 1992'' ends with the Hootsman sacrificing his life in order to destroy the earth and create the Galactic Terrorvortex, through which [[BigBad Zargothrax]] flees. However, the creation of the Terrorvortex means that the Kor-Vilrath Kor-Vilirath no longer have has a means to escape the 18th Hell Dimension, and Angus [=McFife=] XIII is on the tail of the evildoer.
** ''Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex'' ends with Zargothrax's death at Angus' hands. However, during the last battle Zargothrax stabs Angus with the same Knife of Evil he used to corrupt Sir Proletius, Grand Master of the Knights of Crail, and Angus chooses to walk into the fires of Sciehellion and die over becoming a tyrant just as evil as Zargothrax and even more powerful.

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* ''{{Music/Gloryhammer}}'': Two of the band's albums qualify.
** ''Space 1992'' ends with the Hootsman sacrificing his life in order to destroy the earth and create the Galactic Terrorvortex, through which [[BigBad Zargothrax]] flees. However, the creation of the Terrorvortex means that the Kor-Vilrath no longer have a means to escape the 18th Hell Dimension, and Angus [=McFife=] XIII is on the tail of the evildoer.
** ''Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex'' ends with Zargothrax's death at Angus' hands. However, during the battle Zargothrax stabs Angus with the same Knife of Evil he used to corrupt Sir Proletius, Grand Master of the Knights of Crail, and Angus chooses to walk into the fires of Sciehellion and die over becoming a tyrant just as evil as Zargothrax and even more powerful.


* The song "Encoder" by dubstep band Pendulum ends on this ultra cathartic note, complete with incredible instrumentation:

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* The song "Encoder" by dubstep DrumAndBass band Pendulum ends on this ultra cathartic note, complete with incredible instrumentation:


* The ''Music/FlightOfTheConchords'' series ends with Bret, Jemaine, and Murray all being deported back to New Zealand, where Bret and Jemaine resume their old jobs as shepherds. Though they're still able to make music without the added pressure of having to make money off of it.

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* The ''Music/FlightOfTheConchords'' series ends with Bret, Jemaine, and Murray all being deported back to New Zealand, where Bret and Jemaine resume their old jobs as shepherds. Though they might never see Mel or Dave again, they're still able to make music without the added pressure of having to make money off of it.


* The [[GoldFever Gold Rush]] era folk-song "Sweet Betsy From Pike" tells the story of the titular woman and her husband Ike traveling to California. They survive numerous hardships, almost starve, fend off hostile Indians and successfully arrive... only in the last verse to get a divorce.

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* The [[GoldFever Gold Rush]] era folk-song "Sweet Betsy From Pike" tells the story of the titular woman and her husband boyfriend/husband Ike traveling to California. They survive numerous hardships, almost starve, fend off hostile Indians and successfully arrive... only in the last verse to get a divorce. (Although many recordings of the song don't include this, ending simply with the arrival.)


* The ''Music/FlightOfTheConchords'' series ends with Bret, Jemaine, and Murray all deported back to New Zealand after it comes to light that they're illegal immigrants, where Bret and Jemaine resume their old jobs as shepherds. Though they're still able to make music without the added pressure of having to make money off of it.

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* The ''Music/FlightOfTheConchords'' series ends with Bret, Jemaine, and Murray all being deported back to New Zealand after it comes to light that they're illegal immigrants, Zealand, where Bret and Jemaine resume their old jobs as shepherds. Though they're still able to make music without the added pressure of having to make money off of it.

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* The ''Music/FlightOfTheConchords'' series ends with Bret, Jemaine, and Murray all deported back to New Zealand after it comes to light that they're illegal immigrants, where Bret and Jemaine resume their old jobs as shepherds. Though they're still able to make music without the added pressure of having to make money off of it.



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** In ''Tindharia no Tane'', [[spoiler: the heroine Parsley ends up giving up her life to change the laws that rule the world, while main character, Salt, is left behind taking care for the world she left behind]].
** In ''Griotte no Nemurihime'' [[spoiler: one of the twins that serve as main characters to the story, Rosa, is absorbed into a song that makes her disappear forever. The story ends with the main characters throwing into the sea a crystal that contained her final song, which expressed her feelings for her sister, Citra.]]
** And finally, in ''Koboreru Suna no ARIA'', which serves as a prequel to Griotte no Nemurihime, [[spoiler: the heroine Seshiara is forced to sing for years in an attempt to restore the weakened sunlight, until the point in which she falls dead from exhaustion. Her husband Forgeit learns about this much later, and this causes him to become crazy and turn into the antagonist for Griotte. The finale of the album shows Forgeit dying as apparently, Seshiara's spirit comes to take him to the afterlife. Unfortunately, both were [[DoomedByCanon doomed by the canon]]...]]

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** In ''Tindharia no Tane'', [[spoiler: the heroine Parsley ends up giving up her life to change the laws that rule the world, while main character, Salt, is left behind taking care for the world she left behind]].
behind.
** In ''Griotte no Nemurihime'' [[spoiler: one of the twins that serve as main characters to the story, Rosa, is absorbed into a song that makes her disappear forever. The story ends with the main characters throwing into the sea a crystal that contained her final song, which expressed her feelings for her sister, Citra.]]
Citra.
** And finally, in ''Koboreru Suna no ARIA'', which serves as a prequel to Griotte no Nemurihime, [[spoiler: the heroine Seshiara is forced to sing for years in an attempt to restore the weakened sunlight, until the point in which she falls dead from exhaustion. Her husband Forgeit learns about this much later, and this causes him to become crazy and turn into the antagonist for Griotte. The finale of the album shows Forgeit dying as apparently, Seshiara's spirit comes to take him to the afterlife. Unfortunately, both were [[DoomedByCanon doomed by the canon]]...canon...]]



* Ludo's The Broken Bride [[spoiler: the protagonist is reunited with his wife for One Last Day, but ultimately decides to die with her in the car crash, rather than living without her]]

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* Ludo's The Broken Bride [[spoiler: the protagonist is reunited with his wife for One Last Day, but ultimately decides to die with her in the car crash, rather than living without her]]her



* Music/{{Vocaloid}} producer Music/{{mothy}}'s "Kept Waiting for a Response" might not be canon to the ''[[Franchise/EvilliousChronicles Story of Evil]]'', but as [[WhatCouldHaveBeen one of the endings mothy originally had in mind]] and closely tied to what he eventually went with it certainly qualifies. [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Riliane]] fully regrets her actions, is redeemed and dies a happy death among the children she raised in an orphanage, but her twin Allen and many other people died because of her and in the end, she can't really get her one last wish- she wishes to have a response to a letter she sent years ago... [[spoiler: but the letter was to the already dead Allen and she knows that, even as a boy gives her a fake reply and she smiles and thanks him.]]

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* Music/{{Vocaloid}} producer Music/{{mothy}}'s "Kept Waiting for a Response" might not be canon to the ''[[Franchise/EvilliousChronicles Story of Evil]]'', but as [[WhatCouldHaveBeen one of the endings mothy originally had in mind]] and closely tied to what he eventually went with it certainly qualifies. [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Riliane]] fully regrets her actions, is redeemed and dies a happy death among the children she raised in an orphanage, but her twin Allen and many other people died because of her and in the end, she can't really get her one last wish- she wishes to have a response to a letter she sent years ago... [[spoiler: but the letter was to the already dead Allen and she knows that, even as a boy gives her a fake reply and she smiles and thanks him.]]



* The [[GoldFever Gold Rush]] era folk-song "Sweet Betsy From Pike" tells the story of the titular woman and her husband Ike traveling to California. They survive numerous hardships, almost starve, fend off hostile Indians and successfully arrive.. only in the last verse to get a divorce.

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* The [[GoldFever Gold Rush]] era folk-song "Sweet Betsy From Pike" tells the story of the titular woman and her husband Ike traveling to California. They survive numerous hardships, almost starve, fend off hostile Indians and successfully arrive..arrive... only in the last verse to get a divorce.


* The song "Encoder" by dubstep band Pendulum ends on this note:

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* The song "Encoder" by dubstep band Pendulum ends on this note:ultra cathartic note, complete with incredible instrumentation:



In conjunction with the music it ends up being one of the most cathartic moments in music history.


"For everything that could have been
Well, at least we took the ride
There's no relief in bitterness
May as well let it die"

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"For -->"For everything that could have been
Well, -->Well, at least we took the ride
There's -->There's no relief in bitterness
May -->May as well let it die"

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* The song "Encoder" by dubstep band Pendulum ends on this note:
"For everything that could have been
Well, at least we took the ride
There's no relief in bitterness
May as well let it die"
In conjunction with the music it ends up being one of the most cathartic moments in music history.


-->''Like LeonardoDiCaprio,''

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-->''Like LeonardoDiCaprio,''Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio,''

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