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* ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' was originally meant to end at a trilogy, with ''3'' culminating in ending with the Dark Elf free, [[spoiler:X finally retiring to Cyberspace]], and the original MythArc culminating in [[spoiler:a final battle with Omega Zero [[BookEnds in the very ruins Zero originally woke up in]] during ''1'']]. [[ExecutiveMeddling Capcom]] had a final game produced anyways, [[TropesAreNotBad though the team was able to work with it]] since ''3'' left one giant loose end unanswered: [[HateSink The evil Dr Weil]] still in control of [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Neo Arcadia]]. They were able to turn ''4'' into a true GrandFinale that simultaneously set up the next SequelSeries, ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''.

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* ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' was originally meant to end at a trilogy, with ''3'' culminating in ending with the Dark Elf free, [[spoiler:X finally retiring to Cyberspace]], and the original MythArc culminating in [[spoiler:a final battle with Omega Zero [[BookEnds in the very ruins Zero originally woke up in]] during ''1'']]. [[ExecutiveMeddling Capcom]] had a final game produced anyways, [[TropesAreNotBad [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools though the team was able to work with it]] since ''3'' left one giant loose end unanswered: [[HateSink The evil Dr Weil]] still in control of [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Neo Arcadia]]. They were able to turn ''4'' into a true GrandFinale that simultaneously set up the next SequelSeries, ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''.


* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' had an OVA which retconned the title mecha's original purpose of construction from "fighting the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Zonder]]" to "fighting the new AGodAmI villain we just came up with". It actually went a lot better than it sounds, largely owing to [[RuleOfCool sheer force of over-the-top-itude]]. Definitely goes under TropesAreNotBad.

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* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' had an OVA which retconned the title mecha's original purpose of construction from "fighting the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Zonder]]" to "fighting the new AGodAmI villain we just came up with". It actually went a lot better than it sounds, largely owing to [[RuleOfCool sheer force of over-the-top-itude]]. Definitely goes under TropesAreNotBad.Administrivia/TropesAreNotBad.


However, [[TropesAreTools not all Post Script Seasons are unmitigated disasters]]. There have been a few creators who've handled their new seasons with care and presented material just as satisfying as (if not more than) the material that preceded. Also, if there are still lingering questions unanswered or plot points that have yet to be solved, this is the perfect place to fix that.

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However, [[TropesAreTools [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools not all Post Script Seasons are unmitigated disasters]]. There have been a few creators who've handled their new seasons with care and presented material just as satisfying as (if not more than) the material that preceded. Also, if there are still lingering questions unanswered or plot points that have yet to be solved, this is the perfect place to fix that.



* According to Hergé, ''[[Franchise/{{Tintin}} The Adventures of Tintin]]'' concluded with ''[[Recap/TintinTintinInTibet Tintin In Tibet]]'' and the works afterwards (''[[Recap/TintinTheCastafioreEmerald The Castafiore Emerald]]'', ''[[Recap/TintinFlight714 Flight 714]]'', ''[[Recap/TintinTintinAndThePicaros Tintin and the Picaros]]'' and the unfinished ''[[Recap/TintinTintinAndAlphArt Tintin and Alph Art]]'') were basically this. However, they actually were well received, and still continued the nature a little bit, showing that this trope is [[TropesAreTools not always a bad thing]].

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* According to Hergé, ''[[Franchise/{{Tintin}} The Adventures of Tintin]]'' concluded with ''[[Recap/TintinTintinInTibet Tintin In Tibet]]'' and the works afterwards (''[[Recap/TintinTheCastafioreEmerald The Castafiore Emerald]]'', ''[[Recap/TintinFlight714 Flight 714]]'', ''[[Recap/TintinTintinAndThePicaros Tintin and the Picaros]]'' and the unfinished ''[[Recap/TintinTintinAndAlphArt Tintin and Alph Art]]'') were basically this. However, they actually were well received, and still continued the nature a little bit, showing that this trope is [[TropesAreTools [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools not always a bad thing]].


** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' eventually got a series of DLC mini-campaigns dealing with the aftermath of [[spoiler: Batman activating the Knightfall protocol and either dying with Alfred in the ensuing explosion of his manor, or the two of them going into hiding and lying low for a while.]] Among the things that happen are [[spoiler: Oracle becoming Tim's MissionControl in lieu of Batman, Jason returning as the Red Hood and killing Black Mask, and Catwoman destroying Riddler's robot factory, draining his bank account [[PutOnABusToHell and leaving him to rot in prison with all of his resources and connections gone.]]]]

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** * ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' eventually got a series of DLC mini-campaigns dealing with the aftermath of [[spoiler: Batman activating the Knightfall protocol and either dying with Alfred in the ensuing explosion of his manor, or the two of them going into hiding and lying low for a while.]] Among the things that happen are [[spoiler: Oracle becoming Tim's MissionControl in lieu of Batman, Jason returning as the Red Hood and killing Black Mask, and Catwoman destroying Riddler's robot factory, draining his bank account [[PutOnABusToHell and leaving him to rot in prison with all of his resources and connections gone.]]]]

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** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' eventually got a series of DLC mini-campaigns dealing with the aftermath of [[spoiler: Batman activating the Knightfall protocol and either dying with Alfred in the ensuing explosion of his manor, or the two of them going into hiding and lying low for a while.]] Among the things that happen are [[spoiler: Oracle becoming Tim's MissionControl in lieu of Batman, Jason returning as the Red Hood and killing Black Mask, and Catwoman destroying Riddler's robot factory, draining his bank account [[PutOnABusToHell and leaving him to rot in prison with all of his resources and connections gone.]]]]

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** ''Heretic II'' is the only full game to take place after the Serpent Rider trilogy, leaving the protagonist of the first game to deal with a literal HatePlague infecting his homeland.


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** ''Hexen II: Portal of Praevius'' is an expansion pack taking place after the Serpent Rider trilogy, and deals with stopping an evil wizard from resurrecting the deceased Serpent Riders.


* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' rendered series BigBad Wesker DeaderThanDead, yet the series continued with ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6''. Looks like it may be becoming a FranchiseZombie ([[MetaTwist how very meta.]]).

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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' rendered series BigBad Wesker DeaderThanDead, yet the series continued with ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6''. Looks like it may be becoming a FranchiseZombie ([[MetaTwist how very meta.]]). This led to ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7'' being more of a SoftReboot with any past characters only being briefly involved.


* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' third season was 13 episodes, which brought it up to the standard [[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon 65 episodes for a syndicated cartoon]]. The season finale was written as the SeriesFinale, with Twilight ending her stint as Princess Celestia's student to become an alicorn princess herself. Then the show was re-upped for season 4, though the order was done early enough that said episode was able to be rewritten to act as the first part of a three-part story. The show eventually ended in its ''ninth'' season, meaning that the majority of its run actually takes place after the SeriesFauxnale... not to mention [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls an entire spin-off series]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' third season was 13 episodes, which brought it up to the standard [[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon 65 episodes for a syndicated cartoon]]. The season finale was written as the SeriesFinale, with Twilight ending her stint as Princess Celestia's student to become an alicorn princess herself. Then the show was re-upped for season 4, though the order was done early enough that said episode was able to be rewritten to act as the first part of a three-part story. The show eventually ended in its ''ninth'' season, meaning that the majority of its run actually takes place after the SeriesFauxnale... not to mention [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls an entire spin-off series]].series]], of which the first installment in of itself was originally meant to be an epilogue of the series proper.

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* ''Series/MurphyBrown'' was revived for an eleventh season in 2018, seeing the title character coming out of retirement to confront the modern-day media landscape of cable news, social media, presidents with volatile personalities, and her son Avery becoming a host on a Creator/FoxNews expy. The majority of the original cast returned for the revival (which only lasted a single season), although Avery was recast as an adult, and Phil's bar is now run by his daughter since [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim Pat Corley died]].


* Sort of happened on ''Series/SavedByTheBell''. The show had finished taping its finale (which centered around the characters' high school graduation) when NBC ordered more episodes. Which shouldn't have been a problem, as the finale hadn't aired yet, and they could simply air the new episodes prior to the finale--except that the actors' contracts had expired, and everyone but Tiffani Amber-Thiessen and Elizabeth Berkley decided to sign new ones. As a result, Kelly and Jessie were replaced with a new character named Tori Scott. No explanation was given for Kelly and Jessie's absence in the new episodes, and since the finale was already in the can, no explanation could be given for Tori's absence at graduation.

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* Sort of happened on ''Series/SavedByTheBell''. The show had finished taping its finale (which centered around the characters' high school graduation) when NBC ordered more episodes. Which shouldn't have been a problem, as the finale hadn't aired yet, and they could simply air the new episodes prior to the finale--except that the actors' contracts had expired, and everyone but Tiffani Amber-Thiessen Creator/TiffaniThiessen and Elizabeth Berkley Creator/ElizabethBerkley decided to sign new ones. As a result, Kelly and Jessie were replaced with a new character named Tori Scott. No explanation was given for Kelly and Jessie's absence in the new episodes, and since the finale was already in the can, no explanation could be given for Tori's absence at graduation.


* Season 5 of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' ended with [[spoiler: Sam making the ultimate sacrifice to put Lucifer back in his cage and Dean giving up his demon hunting ways and settling down]]. It was a very touching episode and would have made the perfect series finale, [[spoiler: cliffhanger aside]]. And then they got a sixth season. The show creator walked away but his co-producer kept it going. The season 8 showrunner claimed to have a three-season plan which would end the series at 10 seasons. It's been renewed for a ''thirteenth'' season in 2017, meaning the Post-Script Seasons now outnumber the originally planned ones.

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* Season 5 of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' ended with [[spoiler: Sam making the ultimate sacrifice to put Lucifer back in his cage and Dean giving up his demon hunting ways and settling down]]. down.]] It was a very touching episode and would have made the perfect series finale, [[spoiler: cliffhanger aside]]. aside.]] And then they got a sixth season. The show creator walked away but his co-producer kept it going. The season 8 showrunner claimed to have a three-season plan which would end the series at 10 seasons. It's seasons...but it ''just kept going.'' Season ''15'' has been renewed for a ''thirteenth'' season in 2017, meaning announced to be [[FinaleSeason the Post-Script Seasons now outnumber the originally planned ones.show's last.]]


* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' creators expected to get cancelled at the end of Season Five, so the let the main character [[YourDaysAreNumbered die in peace]], send a team on an AndTheAdventureContinues mission and even named the final episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS5E22TheEnd "The End"]]. They were then unexpectedly picked off for a Sixth and Seventh season and had to find a way to bring Creator/ClarkGregg back as another character, as he was the face of the entire show.

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' creators expected to get cancelled at the end of Season Five, so the they let the main character [[YourDaysAreNumbered die in peace]], send a team on an AndTheAdventureContinues mission and even named the final episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS5E22TheEnd "The End"]]. They were then unexpectedly picked off up for a Sixth and Seventh season seasons and had to find a way to bring Creator/ClarkGregg back as another character, as he was the face of the entire show.


* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' wrapped all the main loose threads of the previous games and left little room for further sequels ([[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance or at least sequels starring Solid Snake]]). So when Creator/HideoKojima continued the series with ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidV'', they ended up being additional prequels filling up the timeline gaps between ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' and the very first ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', despite the fact that ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' (a prior sequel to ''[=MGS3=]'' which Kojima did not write nor direct) already provided enough set-ups and connections to the other games (e.g. the formation of FOXHOUND, Big Boss acquiring the funds for Outer Heaven, the founding of the Patriots) that left little material for further games to explore. ''PW'' for the most part ignores ''MPO'' and instead introduces a precursor to the Patriots more congruent with the backstory of ''MGS4'' in the form of Zero's secret intelligence agency known as Cipher. ''MGSV'' follows up on this and goes even further by introducing [[spoiler:a second Big Boss in attempt to explain how he was able to run FOXHOUND and Outer Heaven at the same time, as well as how he survived his first battle with Solid Snake.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' wrapped all the main loose threads of the previous games and left little room for further sequels ([[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance or at least sequels starring Solid Snake]]). So when Creator/HideoKojima continued the series with ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidV'', they ended up being additional prequels filling up the timeline gaps between ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' and the very first ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', despite the fact that ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' (a prior sequel to ''[=MGS3=]'' which Kojima did not write nor direct) already provided enough set-ups and connections to the other games (e.g. the formation of FOXHOUND, Big Boss acquiring the funds for Outer Heaven, the founding of the Patriots) that left little material for further games to explore. ''PW'' for the most part ignores ''MPO'' and instead introduces a precursor to the Patriots more congruent with the backstory of ''MGS4'' ''[=MGS4=]'' in the form of Zero's secret intelligence agency known as Cipher. ''MGSV'' follows up on this and goes even further by introducing [[spoiler:a second Big Boss in attempt to explain how he was able to run FOXHOUND and Outer Heaven at the same time, as well as how he survived his first battle with Solid Snake.]]


* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' wrapped all the main loose threads of the previous games and left little room for further sequels ([[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance or at least sequels starring Solid Snake]]). So when Creator/HideoKojima continued the series with ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidV'', they ended up being additional prequels filling up the timeline gaps between ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' and the very first ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', despite the fact that ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' (a prior sequel to ''[=MGS3=]'' which Kojima did not write nor direct) already provided enough set-ups and connections to the other games (e.g. the formation of FOXHOUND, Big Boss acquiring the funds for Outer Heaven, the founding of the Patriots) that left little material for further games to explore. ''PW'' for the most part ignores ''MPO'' and instead introduces a precursor to the Patriots more congruent with the backstory of ''[=MGS4=]'' in the form of Zero's secret intelligence agency known as Cipher. ''MGSV'' follows up on this and goes even further by introducing [[spoiler:a second Big Boss in attempt to explain how he was able to run FOXHOUND and Outer Heaven at the same time, as well as how he survived his first battle with Solid Snake.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' wrapped all the main loose threads of the previous games and left little room for further sequels ([[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance or at least sequels starring Solid Snake]]). So when Creator/HideoKojima continued the series with ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidV'', they ended up being additional prequels filling up the timeline gaps between ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' and the very first ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', despite the fact that ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' (a prior sequel to ''[=MGS3=]'' which Kojima did not write nor direct) already provided enough set-ups and connections to the other games (e.g. the formation of FOXHOUND, Big Boss acquiring the funds for Outer Heaven, the founding of the Patriots) that left little material for further games to explore. ''PW'' for the most part ignores ''MPO'' and instead introduces a precursor to the Patriots more congruent with the backstory of ''[=MGS4=]'' ''MGS4'' in the form of Zero's secret intelligence agency known as Cipher. ''MGSV'' follows up on this and goes even further by introducing [[spoiler:a second Big Boss in attempt to explain how he was able to run FOXHOUND and Outer Heaven at the same time, as well as how he survived his first battle with Solid Snake.]]

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' creators expected to get cancelled at the end of Season Five, so the let the main character [[YourDaysAreNumbered die in peace]], send a team on an AndTheAdventureContinues mission and even named the final episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS5E22TheEnd "The End"]]. They were then unexpectedly picked off for a Sixth and Seventh season and had to find a way to bring Creator/ClarkGregg back as another character, as he was the face of the entire show.

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