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* ''Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold'' ends like this, with Esteban, Tao and Zia setting off on the Golden Condor to find the remaining six Cities of Gold.

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* The first season of ''Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold'' ends like this, with Esteban, Tao and Zia setting off on the Golden Condor to find the remaining six Cities of Gold.

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* ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'', the final installment of the Anime/UnicronTrilogy, ends this way. The Autobot starships leave Earth, ready to continue their space bridge project and spread life across the universe while continuing their adventures, while the four planets with Transformer life continue to thrive and a team of Autobots hunts down the last (non comic relief) Decepticon, Starscream.


* The 2009 animated movie ''WesternAnimation/WonderWoman'' polishes off her big adventure, but before the credits roll, a new villain (namely Cheetah) attacks and she launches into action with confidence, as if to suggest that from now on she'll be flattening monsters on a regular basis.


** The GrandFinale also ends on this note: Once everything’s said and done, Finn, Jake, and all the other surviving characters move on with their lives and are implied to go on many more adventures. [[spoiler:And the DistantFinale shows that [[HistoryRepeats adventuring duos just like Finn and Jake will continue to rise and save the world]]. “[[MeaningfulEcho The fun will never end, its Adventure Time]]”. Specifically, it's done with the new characters Beth and Shermy, with the former being a descendant of Jake.]]
* The 2009 animated movie ''WesternAnimation/WonderWoman'' polishes off her big adventure, but before the credits roll, a new villain attacks and she launches into action with confidence, as if to suggest that from now on she'll be flattening monsters on a regular basis.

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** The GrandFinale also ends on this note: Once everything’s said and done, Finn, Jake, and all the other surviving characters move on with their lives and are implied to go on many more adventures. [[spoiler:And the DistantFinale shows that [[HistoryRepeats adventuring duos just like Finn and Jake will continue to rise and save the world]]. “[[MeaningfulEcho The fun will never end, its it's Adventure Time]]”. Specifically, it's done with the new characters Beth and Shermy, with the former being a descendant of Jake.]]
* The 2009 animated movie ''WesternAnimation/WonderWoman'' polishes off her big adventure, but before the credits roll, a new villain (namely Cheetah) attacks and she launches into action with confidence, as if to suggest that from now on she'll be flattening monsters on a regular basis.



* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'''s finale stinger: After [[spoiler:every EVO in the world has been cured, effectively completing Rex's original job permanently]] Rex and Six are called in against a giant robotic enemy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'''s finale stinger: After [[spoiler:every [[spoiler:(almost) every EVO in the world has been cured, effectively completing Rex's original job permanently]] Rex and Six are called in against a giant robotic enemy.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTeddyRuxpin'' seems to end with Teddy, Grubby, and Gimmick returning to Rillionia, only for the final episode to end with the trio taking off in their airship for more adventure.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTeddyRuxpin'' seems to end with Teddy, Grubby, and Gimmick returning to Rillionia, only for the final episode to end with the trio taking off in their airship for more adventure.adventures.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' ends with Flapjack, K'nuckles and Bubbie [[spoiler:(who have become live-action characters)]] leaving Stormalong Harbor in search of more adventure somewhere else.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' ends with Flapjack, K'nuckles and Bubbie [[spoiler:(who have become live-action characters)]] leaving Stormalong Harbor in search of more adventure adventures somewhere else.



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' ends with Dipper and Mabel going back home to their parents with the prospect of returning next summer and Stan and Ford traveling the world as paranormal investigators, leaving Soos to run the Mystery Shack. In addition, while BigBad Bill Cipher was killed, playing his death screams backwards reveals the message [[spoiler:"A-X-O-L-O-T-L! My time has come to burn! I invoke the ancient power that I may return!", implying that he could come back someday.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' ends with Dipper and Mabel going back home to their parents with the prospect of returning next summer and Stan and Ford traveling the world as paranormal investigators, leaving Soos to run the Mystery Shack. In addition, while BigBad Bill Cipher was killed, playing his death screams backwards reveals the message [[spoiler:"A-X-O-L-O-T-L! My time has come to burn! I invoke the ancient power that I may return!", implying that he could come back someday.]] someday]].



* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' ends with [[spoiler: Mina's army being depowered but Mina is still out there and says that her ideals will never die. Earth and Mewni end up merged as Star and Marco reunite and it's implied it's going to take a long time for everyone to get used to this.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' ends with [[spoiler: Mina's army being depowered but Mina is still out there and says that her ideals will never die. Earth and Mewni end up merged as Star and Marco reunite and it's implied it's going to take a long time for everyone to get used to this.]]this]].



* Zigzagged in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' with the last three episodes. The first two end with every major villain defeated but also with Twilight Sparkle ascending to the throne to set the stage for a whole new slew of adventures and stories. The very final episode is a DistantFinale that shows the ''outcome'' of these stories, with hints of events like the Young Six and Princess Flurry Heart's adventures, Gallus having joined the Royal Guard, and a number of characters having married and had children, with the actual events that led to these outcome being left to the viewer's imaginations. The ExpandedUniverse is set to depict some of these events, however.

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* Zigzagged in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' with the last three episodes. The first two end with every major villain defeated but also with Twilight Sparkle ascending to the throne to set the stage for a whole new slew of adventures and stories. The very final episode is a DistantFinale that shows the ''outcome'' of these stories, with hints of events like the Young Six and Princess Flurry Heart's adventures, Gallus having joined the Royal Guard, and a number of characters having married and had children, with the actual events that led to these outcome outcomes being left to the viewer's imaginations. The ExpandedUniverse is set to depict some of these events, however.


* The ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' quote listed at the top of the page was anticipated by several years by Creator/GrantMorrison, who ended his run on the Justice League comic with a similar scene. Having just saved the entire universe from a rampaging cosmic war machine, the League are given a few precious minutes to relax before receiving word that another of their old enemies is up to no good. Batman sighs, but Superman gives him a grin and says "Come on, Bruce. You know you love it."

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* The ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' quote listed at the top of the page was anticipated by several years by Creator/GrantMorrison, who ended [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsJLA his run on the Justice League comic comic]] with a similar scene. Having just saved the entire universe from a rampaging cosmic war machine, the League are given a few precious minutes to relax before receiving word that another of their old enemies is up to no good. Batman sighs, but Superman gives him a grin and says "Come on, Bruce. You know you love it."

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* Zigzagged in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' with the last three episodes. The first two end with every major villain defeated but also with Twilight Sparkle ascending to the throne to set the stage for a whole new slew of adventures and stories. The very final episode is a DistantFinale that shows the ''outcome'' of these stories, with hints of events like the Young Six and Princess Flurry Heart's adventures, Gallus having joined the Royal Guard, and a number of characters having married and had children, with the actual events that led to these outcome being left to the viewer's imaginations. The ExpandedUniverse is set to depict some of these events, however.

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* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' ends with the crew of the Lost Light, having stopped Functionist Universe's invasion, found the Knights of Cybertron, and bonded as TrueCompanions (even Megatron), decide to try recreating the quantum accident from the beginning of the comic, only this time they send one version of themselves to another universe so that both versions can exist without disappearing. Unfortunately, the version of the ship that stayed in the original universe does end up returning home.


* ''ViddeoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky SC'' ends with [[OfficialCouple Estelle and Joshua]] after all the fighting, tragedy, and reuniting together, decide to leave Liberl in search of Renne. After all, there's a big world out there to explore and they've got reputations to make as Bracers, just so long as they travel together. And as later games would show, they indeed had many adventures along the way.

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* ''ViddeoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky SC'' ends with [[OfficialCouple Estelle and Joshua]] after all the fighting, tragedy, and reuniting together, decide to leave Liberl in search of Renne. After all, there's a big world out there to explore and they've got reputations to make as Bracers, just so long as they travel together. And as later games would show, they indeed had many adventures along the way.


---> '''Kirk''': ''Captain's log, stardate 9529.1. This is the final cruise of the starship Enterprise under my command. This ship and her history will shortly become the care of another crew. To them and their posterity will we commit our future. They will continue the voyages we have begun and journey to all the undiscovered countries, boldly going where no man, where no one, has gone before.''

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---> '''Kirk''': ''Captain's log, stardate 9529.1. This is the final cruise of the starship Enterprise under my command. This ship and her history will shortly become the care of [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration another crew.crew]]. To them and their posterity will we commit our future. They will continue the voyages we have begun and journey to all the undiscovered countries, boldly going where no man, where no one, has gone before.''


There have been several adventure stories that eliminate any sense of subtlety by featuring this phrase at the end [[TropesAreTools but since it is such a great cinematic technique]], most people tend to not care.

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There have been several adventure stories that eliminate any sense of subtlety by featuring this phrase at the end [[TropesAreTools but since it is such a great cinematic technique]], most people tend to not care.
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To FanFic or ExpandedUniverse writers, this can instead be like a blank check and a note saying "Go nuts!"

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To FanFic {{Fanfic}} or ExpandedUniverse writers, this can instead be like a blank check and a note saying "Go nuts!"

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* ''Fanfic/CrossCases'' ends with Sam, Dean, Charlie, Castiel, and Crowley making it back to their own reality. Once there, [[spoiler:Lucifer takes Michael (Carpenter's) advice of making his own choices by removing the Mark of Cain from Dean... and then setting it free so it can wreak havoc]]. And the two brothers set out to save the world once again, this time with their friends right behind them.


* ''Series/TheAvengers'' ends with Steed and Tara accidentally launched in a rocket, and Mother saying to the camera that they'll be back. (They weren't.)

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* ''Series/TheAvengers'' ''Series/TheAvengers1960s'' ends with Steed and Tara accidentally launched in a rocket, and Mother saying to the camera that they'll be back. (They weren't.)








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* The last strip of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''. "It's a magical world, Hobbes ol' buddy. Let's go exploring!"
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' ends with Anastasia and Dmitri eloping. Sophie says it's a perfect ending but Marie tells her it's a perfect beginning.
* ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheThreeMusketeers'': In the end, Corinne, Aramina, Renée and Viveca are called to help against a new threat against the now King.



* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' ends with college age Andy giving his old toys to young Bonnie, with the implication that they'll have their own adventures.



* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' ends with college age Andy giving his old toys to young Bonnie, with the implication that they'll have their own adventures.
* ''WesternAnimation/WonderWoman2009'' ends with Diana changing into her costume to fight [[ComicBook/{{Cheetah}} the Cheetah]].



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' ends with Anastasia and Dmitri eloping. Sophie says it's a perfect ending but Marie tells her it's a perfect beginning.
* ''WesternAnimation/WonderWoman2009'' ends with Diana changing into her costume to fight [[ComicBook/{{Cheetah}} The Cheetah]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheThreeMusketeers'': In the end, Corinne, Aramina, Renée and Viveca are called to help against a new threat against the now King.



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* ''Literature/TheThirteenthWarrior'': ''Eaters of the Dead'' ends [[NoEnding mid sentence]], with "Now it happened that", as Ahmad ibn Fadlan is returning from [[Literature/{{Beowulf}} his adventures in the north]].



--> ''Hank'': Case closed, and back to work!

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--> ''Hank'': -->'''Hank:''' Case closed, and back to work!



* The ''{{Literature/Temeraire}}'' series ends with the war ending and [[spoiler: Napoleon being banished.]] [[ABoyAndHisX Dragon Captain Laurence]] assumes this is the end of his adventuring days and decides to quietly retire, but [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Temeraire]] realizes that with the new dragon seats in Parliament, he'll be needed to fight for [[MonsterRightsMovement equal rights]]. Laurence [[LampshadeHanging realizes that while ''his'' role in it all might be done]], Temeraire's is ''not'', and that Laurence's new duty is to continue on at [[HeterosexualLifePartners Temeraire's side]].



* ''Literature/TheThirteenthWarrior'': ''Eaters of the Dead'' ends [[NoEnding mid sentence]], with "Now it happened that", as Ahmad ibn Fadlan is returning from [[Literature/{{Beowulf}} his adventures in the north]].

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* ''Literature/TheThirteenthWarrior'': ''Eaters of the Dead'' The ''{{Literature/Temeraire}}'' series ends [[NoEnding mid sentence]], with "Now it happened that", as Ahmad ibn Fadlan the war ending and [[spoiler: Napoleon being banished.]] [[ABoyAndHisX Dragon Captain Laurence]] assumes this is returning from [[Literature/{{Beowulf}} the end of his adventures in adventuring days and decides to quietly retire, but [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Temeraire]] realizes that with the north]].new dragon seats in Parliament, he'll be needed to fight for [[MonsterRightsMovement equal rights]]. Laurence [[LampshadeHanging realizes that while]] ''his'' role in it all might be done, Temeraire's is ''not'', and that Laurence's new duty is to continue on at [[HeterosexualLifePartners Temeraire's side]].






** Clara and the Lady Me (nee Ashildr) end their run on the series [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent this way]], with their own TARDIS at their command and new adventures ahead of them. Even though Clara knows she must ultimately [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E10FaceTheRaven return to the trap street to Face the Raven]], she is quite happy to take "the long way 'round" to get there.

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** Clara and the Lady Me (nee (née Ashildr) end their run on the series [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent this way]], with their own TARDIS at their command and new adventures ahead of them. Even though Clara knows she must ultimately [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E10FaceTheRaven return to the trap street to Face face the Raven]], she is quite happy to take "the long way 'round" to get there.there.
* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'''s final episode, "Their Last Bow", ends with Joan and Sherlock continuing being private investigators after [[spoiler:Joan took a several month leave for chemotherapy]].



* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'''s final episode, "Their Last Bow", ends with Joan and Sherlock continuing being private investigators after [[spoiler:Joan took a several month leave for chemotherapy]].



* Music/DanielAmos's album series ''The Alarma Chronicles'' included an ongoing story in the liner notes. In the final album, ''Music/FearfulSymmetry'', the narrator dies and goes to Heaven, which just means more opportunity for exploration: "The journey is over and only begun."

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* Music/DanielAmos's Music/DanielAmos' album series ''The Alarma Chronicles'' included an ongoing story in the liner notes. In the final album, ''Music/FearfulSymmetry'', the narrator dies and goes to Heaven, which just means more opportunity for exploration: "The journey is over and only begun."






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* The last strip of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''. "It's a magical world, Hobbes ol' buddy. Let's go exploring!"
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* During the end credits of ''Film/RamboLastBlood'', Rambo gets up from his porch and rides off into the sunset on a horse.

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