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Resolved Cliffhangers:

  • Most chapters of the To Love-Ru fanfic, To-Love-Death often end with Rito fainting from either blood loss, smoke inhalation or shock.
  • Every single story of The Lion King Adventures. The author, ThatPersonYouMightKnow, has been dubbed the "master of cliffhangers" as a result. All of the cliffhangers are resolved.
  • Script Fic Calvin and Hobbes: The Series has this at the end of "The Black Turning Funnel Part 1" - a huge tornado is headed towards Calvin and Hobbes, who are already being thrown about in the wind.
    Calvin: Help. Cry for help.
  • A few chapters in What About Witch Queen? end this way. Most notably:
    • Best laid plans...: Weseltonians push an attack Arendellans are completely unprepared for.
    • To the south: admiral Hauser orders sinking the ship Ferdinand and Anna are in.
    • Fugitives: Hans and Anna meet face to face again.
  • Episode 18 of Futari Wa Pretty Cure Dragon ends with Ryan Lee taking a laser to the chest and the countdown to KO during his martial rhythmic gymnastics match against Kendra Cocolova at nine.
  • A Growing Affection does this a lot. Particularly:
    • Chapter 11 ends with Sakura telling Naruto that Hinata is beyond saving and he has just enough time to say goodbye.
    • Chapter 36 ends with one of Naruto's Blood Clones revealing it is possessed by the Nine-Tails.
    • Chapter 59 ends with the Fox controlling Naruto, holding Hinata by the neck, and threatening to break her neck.
    • Chapter 89 ends with Hinata's grandfather announcing that Naruto and Hinata's relationship is over, despite them apparently passing his Engagement Challenge.
  • Pervasive in the Total Drama Season 1 reimagining, The Legend of Total Drama Island, because the fanfic's style is patterned after The Thousand And One Nights. These cliffhangers include that rare type that cuts back just to watch the hanger fall.
  • Families does this with increasing frequency as the Cerebus Syndrome kicks in and it reaches the climax. It got to the point that the fans started complaining, and when the author finally resolved the main plot, he made a point of not having one of these and then pointing it out.
  • Crisis Equestria might as well be renamed Cliffhangers: The Story, seeing how many chapters end on one. From big cliffhangers (Chapters 17 and 29 being the biggest two) to small ones (every other chapter, practically, including Chapter 1 itself), this story will not disappoint fans of the cliffhanger.
  • About half of the chapters in Halkegenia Online end like this. Since the author updates so quickly, there's usually a new Cliffhanger every week.
  • In The Captain of the Virtual Console, chapter 5 ends with the Thoughtless descending on Blaine' mansion.
  • The Seven Hunters does this on a regular basis. Particularly:
    • Chapter 2 ends with a major disagreement between Chomper and Cera that leaves Chomper is dangerous mental state.
    • Chapter 5 ends with the Stone of Cold Fire being activated.
    • Chapter 19 ends with Detras going down the bluff in order to confront the children. His exact intentions are not known.
    • Chapter 23 ends with both Thud and an unnamed fast biter falling into a raging river.
    • Chapter 25 ends with Chomper and Littlefoot approaching Ozzy and Strut with malicious intent.
    • Chapter 35 ends with Chomper's mom receiving the night flowers as medicine, but it isn't known whether they are successful or not.
  • The Vinyl And Octavia Series ends Vinyl and Octavia in 'Dial D for Detectives' with a nasty one: Vinyl has been framed for the murder of Switch Blade.
  • The second chapter of the Digimon Tamers fanfic Digital Prey ends with Renamon literally cornered on a cliff looking down the barrel of the Big Bad's BFG, and her tamer Ruki being held hostage.
  • Second Wind: Chapter 37 ends with a focus on some enigmatic figures in Mock Town, awaiting Luffy's arrival.
  • The Bridge: Almost every chapter ends with a cliffhanger. The author Tarbtano comments that he enjoys how much this annoys the readers.
    • "The Duel" ends with Destroyah dragging herself out of a river and passing out just as the Cutie Mark Crusaders approach.
    • "The Awakenings" ends with Twilight Sparkle shocked when a Changeling (actually Mothra) enters her home.
    • "Lost and Found" ends with Rainbow Dash helping to find a lost filly in the woods, only to suddenly be surrounded by Garble and his gang of dragons.
    • "Through Smoke and Fire" ends with Appleloosa getting attacked by the Gyaos flock.
    • "The Shisa's Task" ends with Clover the Clever and King Caesar getting attacked by Lord Tirek. At the moment, this cliffhanger is unresolved because this chapter is the pilot for a planned prequel.
    • "Henkōten" ends with Monster X and the Albino Hyper Gyaos entering a portal and getting shocked to find themselves in the human world.
    • "Holiday Special Part 1" ends with Monster X in hot pursuit of Aria Blaze and Sonata Dusk.
    • "Enemy" ends with King Sombra spying on Xenilla and plotting to kill him, while at the same time, Bagan spies on Sombra.
    • "Old Problems, New Results" ends with Bagan ordering his minion Enjin to find and kill Kaizer Ghidorah. Enjin leaps through a portal to fulfill this mission.
    • "Facets" ends with Ponyville getting invaded by a swarm of Destroyah babies.
    • "Babies Gone Wild Episode 1 A New Hope" ends with Irys battling Grand King Ghidorah.
    • "Babies Gone Wild Episode 2 Electric Boogaloo" ends with Monster X confronting Grand King Ghidorah (though this is during a flashback).
    • "Chain of Memories" ends with Enjin breaking into Aria Blaze's hospital room, killing an orderly, and approaching her.
    • "Ties That Bind" ends with Enjin finding Monster X and Aria and leaping towards them.
    • "Siren Dame" ends with a now Kaiju sized Enjin trapping Adagio Dazzle and Sonata Dusk on a bridge, while Monster X struggles to regain consciousness.
    • "Review" ends with Enjin taking over Sunset Shimmer's body, then infiltrating Equestria.
    • "Flight" ends with a terrified Ki Seong wondering what to do after Jeog broke into her house to threaten her sleeping niece Gentle Leaf before leaving.
    • "You're Gonna Die Running" ends with Grand King Ghidorah brainwashing Starlight Glimmer into a minion and sending her on a mission to target Godzilla Junior.
    • "Transformation" ends with Starlight Glimmer holding Chibi Moon hostage, then an enraged Godzilla Junior getting possessed by the Nightmare Entity and turning into Shin Godzilla.
  • Almost every chapter in Doctor Whooves The Series.
  • The One Piece Self-Insert Fic This Bites! runs on this.
    • Chapter 12 ends with Cross finding out that he's subconsciously spilled his guts about things that he shouldn't know for days, and Sanji is nearby saying that they need to talk.
    • Chapter 22 ends with Vivi telling the world that she has been accused of treason.
    • Chapter 23 ends with Cross bound and gagged and Chopper having apparently gone mad and about to dissect him.
    • Chapter 24 ends with the ship tilting and Usopp screaming that the Kraken is attacking them.
    • Chapter 25 ends with the sky falling onto the Straw Hats (the start of the Skypiea arc).
    • Chapter 26 ends with an escaped Mr. 13 and Ms. Friday tracking Cross to Jaya and prepared to tear him and Soundbite limb from limb.
    • Chapter 29 ends with Enel appearing where Cross is and blasting him with lightning. And then the Cross-Brain goes on hiatus for the next week due to oncoming exams.
    • Chapter 31 ends with the Straw Hats landing in Marine base G-8 on the island of Navarone.
    • Chapter 34 ends with the Straw Hats running into Aokiji.
    • Chapter 35 shows this not in the actual chapter, but the first preview the fanfic ever had that came after it. The Straw Hats get hold of a poster of a certain...festive island. What makes this even more of a cliffhanger? Cross never actually saw the movie, just the poster of it. Yes, he saw a picture of this, without realizing that the movie itself involved this.
    • Chapter 37 ends with Robin still handing herself to CP9 to keep the crew safe, along with Cross's transceiver.
    • Chapter 41 ends with Sengoku and the Marine Fleet arriving at Enies Lobby. And he's pissed.
    • Chapter 43 ends with Blackbeard declaring he'll be Pirate King in front of Aokiji and a captured Ace, Whitey and Squardo, with Cross none the wiser.