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  • Adventure Time ended with "Come Along With Me", which is 44 minutes long, the length of four regular episodes. The episode has the heroes unite in a battle against Princess Bubblegum's Uncle Gumbald, who is beaten rather easily before our heroes then have to take down the Eldritch Abomination GOLB, with the framing device of BMO telling the story of this final adventure eons in the future to Shermy and Beth, the new generation in defending the land of Ooo.
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  • The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police ended with the creators fully aware that the show would not be renewed for a second season. They proceed to gather all of the villains from the first season, and showed off a clip show and a series of flashbacks of new scenes and ends with the characters fully aware that their show will most likely be cancelled after it.
  • Adventures of the Gummi Bears had "King Igthorn", which ended with Igthorn losing his castle and army of ogres, Gummi Glen is destroyed, or at least severely damaged, and the Great Gummis are confirmed to return.
  • In the American Dragon: Jake Long final episode "Hong Kong Longs", Jake's father finally finds about Jake and Haley being dragons, Jake meets Rose again, Rose remembers Jake and her former life after Jake changed the timeline so she never became a dragon hunter, and together they defeat the Dark Dragon, the most powerful villain of the series. Although there was a plan for a third season, it's a satisfactory conclusion.
  • The final episode of Animaniacs originally aired as an hour-length program titled The Animaniacs Super Special. Among the segments included was a seven-minute music video titled "The Animaniacs Suite", featuring an orchestral medley of the show's theme music pieces synced to various clips from previous episodes. However, there were some indications, especially in the credits gag, that the staff didn't expect the show to end there. Wakko's Wish ultimately served as more of a Grand Finale, as it defies the series' Status Quo Is God and actually gives most of the characters' stories endings.
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    • The segment included in said "Super Special" was a lengthy one entitled "Star Warners," and despite originally airing as an Animaniacs episode is treated as the final one for Pinky and the Brain, thus making it the Grand Finale to that as well.
  • Although it only lasted one season, Atomic Puppet made sure to go out with a bang. In its final episode "The Big Shift", Atomic Puppet officially replaces the "vanished" (and now presumed deceased) Captain Atomic as the protector of Mega City and Mookie is finally arrested by the authorities for his actions. In prison, Mookie teams up with a bunch of other Rogues Gallery members and crosses the Moral Event Horizon from Jerkass wannabe superhero to actual evildoer by helping them all escape prison. In the ensuing chaos, Joey reveals his Secret Identity (and that AP is the former Captain Atomic) to his dad and seemingly defeats his two biggest enemies, Mookie and Professor Tite-Gripp, for good. However, they still have a Sequel Hook for the second season, which ultimately never came to be.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender had possibly the grandest of grand finales: a four episode/two hour movie special that had been built up to for three seasons. With the exception of the ultimate fate of Zuko's mother (which is a major focus of The Search), most plot threads were tied up neatly, and it finally put a definitive end to the Shipping Wars for the primary pairings (or at least what's canon) with The Big Damn Kiss as the final shot of the series.
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    • The Sequel Series The Legend of Korra had a one hour special that pits Korra and her allies against a Giant Mecha wielding a Fantastic Nuke that wraps up all the major plot points of the series, gives lots of characters closure, and sees the beginning of the first overtly same-sex couple in the history of children's animated programming.
  • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! officially ends with "Avengers Assemble", which pits the Avengers, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, some SHIELD agents, the Heroes For Hire, and some of Red Skull's former minions against the planet-devouring Galactus and his Heralds.
  • The Batman ends with the full Justice League coming together to save the world from the same alien threat that attacked the Earth when the League first began to form back in the previous season finale, and Batman's most dangerous and intelligent enemy, Dr. Hugo Strange, becoming completely lobotomized from absorbing all knowledge of the universe.
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold's last episode said "if we're going down, we're taking the fourth wall with us". The plot was actually driven by the fact that it was the last episode. Bat-Mite, bored with the show after 65 episodes, decides to make the show jump the shark in hopes of chasing off viewers and getting it canceled, to make way for a new, Darker and Edgier take on the Dark Knight. Ambush Bug fights valiantly to keep the show from losing viewers, and ultimately fails — but then explains to Bat-Mite that the Darker and Edgier show Bat-Mite wants has no place for a silly character like Bat-Mite, and thus he just wrote himself out of existence. The show ends on a wrap party in the Batcave, as every hero and villain that appeared on the show mingles and stagehands haul away parts of the "set", while a hopelessly-confused-about-what's-real-and-what's-not Batman promises the viewers that he'll keep fighting for justice, no matter what happens.
  • Beavis and Butt-Head had the episode "Going Down". The episode could be seen as the grand finale, and that have not been redone new episodes and ended with this latter.
    • Before this, it was the episode "Beavis and Butt-Head Are Dead", in which Beavis and Butt-Head are home trying to find something good on TV and the school calls, wondering where they are. Beavis (not knowing that the call was about he and Butt-Head) tells the secretary that they're dead. Mr. Van Driessen mourns over the loss while the students react with apathy (especially Daria, even though she's supposed to be in Lawndale High) and the other staff members of Highland High (Coach Buzzcut and Principal McVicker, especially) celebrate. When news of Beavis and Butt-Head's death make the news, the duo decide to go down to the school and check out the dead body (again, not knowing that they're the allegedly dead students) and shocking everyone, including Principal McVicker, who has a heart attacknote  and Beavis and Butt-Head walk off into the sunset with the money raised for the duo's funeral.
  • Ben 10:
    • The original series technically has two episodes that fans have considered to be this; Secret of the Omnitrix and "Ben 10 vs. Negative 10". The former is a television movie which aired in the middle of the final season that had Ben learning more about the Omnitrix, meeting its creator, realizing how much of a self-centered hero he is, and finally developing a more amicable relationship with his cousin Gwen. The latter is a two-parter at the end of the season, which sees the Tennysons go up against some of Ben's biggest foes, culminating in a battle on Mt. Rushmore against the Forever Knights' king. "Negative 10" were the final canon episodes to air, while Word of God says that "Secret" is chronologically the last adventure that Ben and his family had that summer vacation. Note we said canon: the last episode of the series to actually air was a What If? episode entitled "Goodbye and Good Riddance" that has Ben tangling one last time with Vilgax, ending with his father discovering his super hero identity and Gwen becoming his classmate. The heavily Broken Base nature of the fandom means that there exists a decently-sized group who views this as the proper end to the series, disregarding all that came after. In any case, Happily Ever After, right? Wrong, we have some more stories to tell.
    • Alien Force's "The Final Battle" resulted in the original Omnitrix being completely destroyed, Ben getting the new Ultimatrix from his Evil Twin, Kevin turning back to normal as a result of the Omnitrix exploding, Ben unlocking upgraded forms of his aliens, Vilgax being defeated one more, and Ben, Gwen, Kevin, and Max having a Group Hug. Now we can declare Happily Ever After, right? Again, WRONG.
    • Ultimate Alien's "The Ultimate Enemy" ties up the loose ends with Diagon and the Lucubras resulting in Ben using Ultimate Way Big, Sir George getting killed, the majority of the population being turned into Flamekeeper's Circle soldiers, Vilgax absorbing Diagon's power, Ben defeating Vilgax with George's sword therefore having the Ultimatrix's power combined with Diagon's AND the sword's, turning all the FKC soldiers to normal, Ben getting kissed by Julie on the lips for the first time, Azmuth cutting the Ultimatrix off, and Ben getting what is called the real Omnitrix. And like with Alien Force, we end with a group hug (this time with Ben, Gwen, Kevin, and Julie). Okay, now we can close the book on — what do you mean I'm WRONG!?
    • Omniverse's "A New Dawn" resulted in Ben and Rook finally defeating Maltruant and Vilgax, trapping the former in a time loop in which he is forced to relive the events of the series repeatedly, Skurd's origins are revealed, and Ben getting to create his own universe. The show ends with Ben going on a road trip with Rook, Gwen and Kevin. Now are we done? Yes, it is the end... of the original continuity. Reboot anyone?
  • Biker Mice from Mars
    • The original 1993 series ended with a three-part episode called "Once Upon a Time on Mars", which didn't resolve anything, but served as an Origins Episode by having the titular protagonists' latest battle with Lawrence Limburger serve as a framing device for flashbacks explaining how Modo got his robotic arm, why Vinnie has a metallic plate over half of his face, and what the Biker Mice went through before they left Mars and ended up on Earth.
    • The 2006 revival has two episodes that count as a finale.
      • The three-part episode "Once Upon a Time on Earth", which finally had Throttle, Vinnie, and Modo defeat the Catatonians for good, in addition to reclaiming Stoker's Regenerator and besting their old enemy Lawrence Limburger one last time.
      • The final episode "Turf Wars", which had the Biker Mice go back to Mars to face their old enemies the Nomad Rats and finally use Stoker's Regenerator to put an end to their planet's drought.
  • Camp Lazlo finished its run with "Lumpus's Last Stand", which had the plot of Lumpus griping over having to do laundry until discovering that a lot of time can be saved if everyone just painted their clothes on. Things seem to go well, as this development causes a random citizen of Prickly Pines to invent time travel, which enables two men from the future to go back in time to give their praise to Lumpus. Everything goes south as soon as it starts to rain and everyone ends up naked, afterwards Lumpus gets arrested when he's revealed to NOT be Camp Kidney's scoutmaster, having locked away the real scoutmaster until he came forward and revealed he was fraud. Samson, the Butt-Monkey of the series said it best: "I think it just got to the point where things can't possibly get any weirder."
  • Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys came to an end with a three-part episode (the individual titles being "The Mandrill Who Knew Too Much", "Ape-pocalypse Now", and Ape-pocalypse...A Little Later"), which had Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys put a permanent end to Lord Nebula's plan to destroy the universe and remake it as he saw fit.
  • CatDog has an oft-forgotten made-for-TV movie titled "The Great Parent Mystery" as the Grand Finale. In spite of this, it still had a few episodes air after it, including a brief revival in 2004.
  • An unfortunate one on Clone High. It was intended to be the season finale, but the show wasn't picked up for a second season, ending the show with a cliffhanger where Abe realizes he's in love with Joan and comes so close to telling her, only to be frozen mid-sentence with the rest of the show's principle is cast in a quick freezer by Scudworth.
  • Chowder Grows Up. What better way to wrap up a weird series than with a weird ending. And a Time Skip one no less.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door's "Operation: I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S." which medium blends live action and its usual animation as the now grown up Sector V (sans Numbuh 1) are interviewed about their final mission with their leader. It turns out to be a ploy by Father to find out Nigel's whereabouts so he can pay him back for stealing his pipe. Though this turns out to be a plan by Sector V to get rid of him once and for all. What's more Nigel is revealed to have returned to Earth from his intergalactic mission.
  • The animated Conan the Adventurer which was vastly underrated, had an awesome Grand Finale. It was actually the first show that built up a plot and had the heroes defeat their ultimate Big Bad. And restore Conan's family back to normal after Wrath-Amon turned them to stone.
  • The Courage the Cowardly Dog episodes "Remembrance of Courage Past" and "Perfect" resolve Courage's inner turmoils and set several problems straight.
  • The final episode of Danger Mouse, "The Intergalactic 147" ends like a grand finale. The plot had aliens engaged in a space-wide snooker game and to win they had to pocket earth into the black hole Alpha Omega. DM wastes no time in getting the whole world to take a giant leap to the right and tilt Earth long enough for the aliens' cueball to miss. It ends with a wide shot of London having been cleaned off by the aliens (for the cueball to hit), the narrator's tangent fading off, majestic music and a slow fade out.
  • Danny Phantom, "Phantom Planet": After some humiliation competing against a new ghostbuster team, Danny decides to remove his powers and retire. However, the world is imperiled and needs Danny again. With great difficulty, Danny regains his powers and succeeds in saving the world. As a result, Danny is honored throughout the world while he and Sam hook up for good in his new and busy life, while Vlad is (seemingly) killed by a meteor.
    • Word of God says that Vlad survived... and then he was found by a race of alien enslavers. They forced him to mine minerals and fight for sport until he escaped.
  • Daria has two. The last episode of the regular, half-hour series, "Boxing Daria", in which Daria begins having flashbacks of her parents arguing and the constant parent-teacher conferences about her asocial behavior and the possibility that she may have social development issues, ending with Daria's parents telling her that, despite not being a social butterfly like Quinn, they still love her; with Daria in turn telling them that she considers herself lucky to have them as parents. The finale that closes out the entire series (both the half-hour episodes and the made-for-TV movies) is Is It College Yet?, in which Daria's class prepare for life after high school (except for Kevin the football player, who has to repeat his senior year), Quinn gets a job and befriends a coworker with a drinking problem, Sandi loses her voice after Stacy wishes that Sandi would shut up (leading to The Fashion Club dissolving), Mr. DeMartino discovers that Ms. Barch and Mr. O'Neill are a couple and trying to get Mr. O'Neill out of it, Jane contemplates on whether or not college life is for her, Upchuck finally gets a date, and Jodie chooses whether to go to her parents' alma mater or to heed their advice to attend a more prestigious college.
  • DC Animated Universe
    • Superman: The Animated Series was wrapped up with the two-part episode "Legacy", which had Superman brainwashed by Darkseid and set upon Earth.
    • Static Shock had one in the episode "Power Outage" where a scientist managed to make a cure for the Bang Babies, turning them powerless including Static and Gear. Both of Static's recurring bad guys, Hot Streak and Ebon, planned to recreated the Big Bang (which started the series) to get their powers back. During the fight, they do explode the gas that give them their powers. But, not only do Static and Gear get their powers back, it merges Ebon and Hotstreak together into a major monster. Both are defeated, though Static and Gear suspect they aren't gone for good, and figure the second Big Bang may have created more Bang Babies. But with the cure from earlier now available, it's likely this won't last long and Gear tells Static he'll whip up an anti-cure to make sure at least the both of them can keep their powers and continue being superheroes.
    • Justice League ended with the three-part episode "Starcrossed", where the League faced battle with an army of invading Thanagarians and Hawkgirl had to choose whether to be loyal to the Justice League or her home planet Thanagar.
    • Justice League Unlimited concluded with the two-part episode "Alive"/"Destroyer", which had the Justice League and the Secret Society join forces to take down Darkseid in a final battle. The episode "Epilogue" also functions as a Fully Absorbed Finale for Batman Beyond, with Terry McGinnis still active as Batman in his adult years and planning to propose to his girlfriend Dana Tan.
      • The show was meant to end with the last season 2 episode, Divided we Fall, where the Justice League fought a combination of Lex Luthor and Brainiac. However, the show was given a third season.
  • Dexter's Laboratory had two before it got Un-Canceled. The nominal end of the series was "Last But Not Beast" which involved Dexter revealing his lab to his parents so they can help him fight a giant monster. It's a bit of an aversion, since he erased all of their memories of the entire battle after it was won. The second one was The Movie Ego Trip, which concluded the rivalry between Dexter and Mandark in the distant future. The revival, however, has no clear finale, though the closest are the Distant Finale episode "Bygone Errors", which could serve as the epilogue due to it focusing on the elderly version of Dexter from Ego Trip and the last produced episode "Babe Sitter / Mountain Mandark / 2Geniuses 2Gether 4Ever", the latter of which has Dexter finally defeating Mandark.
  • Doug had "Doug Graduates / Doug's Bad Trip" for the Nickelodeon series, and "Doug's Marriage Madness" for the Disney series.
  • Dora the Explorer ended with the Spinoff Sendoff "Let's Go To Music School!", which featured the Explorer Girls from Dora and Friends: Into the City!. Oddly enough, this aired in most parts of the world after said series had premiered, and in the US, it premiered after the show had been cancelled.
  • Drawn Together has The Movie titled The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! as the grand finale.
  • The finale of DuckTales (1987) has Scrooge McDuck getting possession of the Golden Goose...a magical artifact that can turn anything it touches to gold. The problem is, it eventually, it becomes sentient, and starts acting on its own, going after anything and anyone, turning them to gold. Then, things get even worse, when the goose starts The Golden Death... a massive, spreading wave that will eventually turn the entire planet to gold, and everyone on it. Scrooge has to return the goose to the temple it was stolen from, before he looses everything he holds dear due to his greed. Thankfully, he manages to make it at the very last second, and save the planet.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy ends with a Drama Bomb Finale movie titled Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show, where Eddy's big brother appears, the kids actually fight back against Eddy's brother when they realize that he's been pushing him around ever since they were kids (and that most of the torment he put him through most likely led to his sleazy personality), and the kids finally accepts the Eds as friends.
    • In the meantime, the final episode of Season 5 was pretty damn satisfying. It too, defies Status Quo Is God — Eddy stands up for Edd against the Kanker Sisters after Edd has a particularly bad day ("HE'S HAD ENOUGH ALREADY!!!"). Moreover, the Sisters actually decide that maybe it's best they leave for the moment. Eddy then hands Ed and Edd hot dogs, and asks them — albeit in a very nasty tone of voice — "There, is everyone happy? Good!" Sure, maybe they didn't actually accomplish anything, and Edd and Eddy are both bruised beyond belief, but you get the feeling that they finally got to end on a happy note and maybe realized they don't have to be the Cosmic Playthings forever.
    • Before the show was renewed for more seasons due to fan demand, it had the Series Fauxnale, "Take This Ed and Shove It", where it's revealed the entire series is just old man Eddy retelling adventures to an older version of Ed and Double Dee.
  • El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera had "No Boots, No Belt, No Brero" as the wrap up for the series, with the Rivera family learning to work as a family despite their differences, as well as defeating every single villain in the show with a single epic punch. Also, Frida finally kisses Manny.
  • The Emperor's New School had a Grand Finale that ended with Kuzco graduating high school, becoming a full fledged Emperor and getting an actual date date with Malina.
  • Extreme Ghostbusters, a Sequel Series to The Real Ghostbusters, ended its run with the two-part episode "Back in the Saddle", which had Egon Spengler reunite with the other founding Ghostbusters Peter Venkman, Winston Zeddemore, and Ray Stantz and both the original team and the new team working together to stop a massive fog-like entity from destroying New York City.
  • The 1994 Fantastic Four cartoon ended with the episode "Doomsday", where Doctor Doom stole the Silver Surfer's powers a second time and had to be stopped by the Four in a final battle.
  • A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! is the last episode of The Fairly OddParents! chronologically. It even retconned the ending of "Channel Chasers".
  • Fish Hooks: The episode "The Big Woo" ends with the cast graduating and Oscar and Bea admitting their feelings for each other. Also, Clamantha becomes a butterfly.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends ends with everyone at the titular home believing that Mac is moving away, so they try to make it his best day ever. Mac's best friend Bloo, however, is unable to spend any time with him and ends up confronting him about it. This reveals that he isn't moving to another town, just another apartment... the one previously owned by Cheese's creator, who has moved to a place that doesn't allow imaginary friends. Guess whose become the newest resident at Foster's?
  • Futurama had at least three Series Fauxnales ("The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings," the made-for-DVD movie "Into the Wild Green Yonder," the non-canon episode "Reincarnation," and "Overclockwise," which purposely left the fate of Fry and Leela's relationship hanging, though it's implied that they will be together) before finally coming to an end with the season seven episode "Meanwhile"note 
  • Technically, the Grand Finale of Gargoyles was "Angels in the Night", which had the Quarrymen put out of action after their latest attempt at wiping out the Manhattan Clan as well as the Manhattan Clan finally being accepted by humanity. However, since series creator Greg Weisman confirms that the Goliath Chronicles season was non-canon, this makes the three-part season two finale "Hunter's Moon" the official conclusion of the series. The three-part episode was epic in scope, brought the story full circle, had lots of callbacks to earlier episodes, and culminated in thwarting Demona's master plan. The release of a short-lived but canon comic continuation by Slave Labor Graphics that adapts the first episode of The Goliath Chronicles while disregarding the rest of that season in favor of new stories somewhat muddies the waters.
  • G.I. Joe:
    • Because Hasbro pulled the plug on the series before another season was made, G.I. Joe: The Movie is effectively the Grand Finale to the Sunbow run of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. The DiC Entertainment continuation did not end with a Grand Finale.
    • G.I. Joe Extreme ended with the two-part episode "Metalhead goes A.W.O.L."/"Betrayal", which had the Joes finally shut down SKAR and capture the organization's leader Iron Klaw by having Metalhead pretend to betray the Joes and join SKAR in order to bring SKAR down from within.
    • G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 concluded with the two-part episode "Ice"/"Assault", which ended with the heroes capturing every Cobra member except for Cobra Commander and Firefly.
    • The two-part episode "Revelations" served as the final conclusion to G.I. Joe: Renegades, as it had Duke, Scarlett, Roadblock, and Tunnel Rat finally clear their names and put a serious dent to the operations of Cobra. While Cobra Commander is shown to survive his fall into a vat of Bio-Viper remains and swears revenge against the Joes, it's just as well that the series ends here because Renegades would have become an Artifact Title if there were more episodes.
  • Because the series was cancelled before a second season went into production, the Good Vibes episode "Red Tuxedo" counts as the series finale, and it ended with Gina ditching Turk for Mondo.
  • Gravity Falls ended with the three-parter "Weirdmageddon", with the final episode being an hour-long event. The finale picks off from where the previous episode left off, and has the main characters deal with The End of the World as We Know It. The first part has Grand Uncle Stanford be captured by Bill Cipher, the Journals destroyed and Dipper forced to wander the wreckage of the town before discovering where Mabel is being held prisoner. The second part, subtitled "Escape from Reality" has Dipper, Wendy, and Soos enter the pocket dimension that Mabel is trapped in order to rescue her, only to discover that she has been manipulated into staying there with a virtual paradise that gives her whatever she wants and where she never has to grow up. After a courtroom trial, Dipper is able to convince Mabel to leave and the four escape back into the real world. The final part, "Take Back the Falls", has the group join forces with the remaining townsfolk to take down Bill. Bill is ultimately taken down when Grunkle Stan tricks Bill into entering his mind, and allowing his mind to be destroyed by the memory gun so that Bill can be defeated. The final scenes of the series have Grunkle Stan slowly regaining his memory, and a majority of the loose ends being tied up before the kids are put on the bus back to California, where Dipper monologues to the viewer in the same manner as the first episode.
  • Hey Arnold! was screwed out of it's grand finale known as "The Jungle Movie" after the first movie flopped. However, thanks to overwhelming fan support and an initiative at the time to revive older properties, it was put back into production as a Made-for-TV Movie and released towards the end of 2017. The Jungle Movie ties up all lose ends from the original series, including the whereabouts of Arnold's lost parents, his mysterious last name, and his feelings towards Helga.
  • The Incredible Hulk came to an end with "Mission Incredible". While it didn't provide complete closure, it did have General Ross recover from his coma and reconcile with his daughter Betty as well as bury the hatchet with Bruce Banner.
  • The Netflix film Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus effectively serves as a finale to the original show. While its conclusion is rather open-ended, it does feature Zim actually successfully (if briefly) conquering Earth, the Irken Armada being seemingly permanently doomed, and Dib getting the recognition and love of his family, three things that seemed perpetually out of reach in the show. Also, it features the most intense action sequence in the history of the series, lending to the movie's more overall intense scope and nature.
  • Iron Man finished with the two-part episode "Hands of the Mandarin", where the Mandarin attempted to use a crystal called the Heart of Darkness to eradicate all technology and defeat Iron Man once and for all.
  • While Iron Man: Armored Adventures was intended to get a third season, the two-part second season finale "The Makluan Invasion" wraps the series up nicely by having Iron Man, War Machine, and Rescue thwart an alien invasion and strive to continue protecting the city after their secret identities become public knowledge.
  • Jackie Chan Adventures had a spectacular one: Drago, the Big Bad of the final season, manages to absorb the powers of the Demon Sorcerers (his aunts and uncles) and transforms into a truly monstrous form more than capable of easily defeating everything the heroes can throw at him. He then proceeds to have his Quirky Miniboss Squad destroy Section 13 while he prepares to bring about The End of the World as We Know It. This leaves the heroes with no choice but to join forces with Drago's father (and overall series Big Bad) Shendu, who doesn't like the idea of Drago messing around with "his" world. They have a rather epic fight scene, which only ends when the heroes manage to banish them both to the demon world for good, along with the Plot Coupons that started the series in the first place.
  • The series Jem had a finale episode called "A Father Should Be", which ended with a truce and the entire cast singing 'This is Farewell'.
  • The Animated Adaptation of Jumanji had a finale, at a time when such was extremely rare for kids' shows. Unfortunately, it's a Clip Show in which we sit through boring Stock Footage until we finally see Alan's first trip into Jumanji, including the clue that he never got to see. Once they solve it, the three leave the World of Jumanji for good. As Peter says at the end: "Game over."
  • Kim Possible's So The Drama was a rare example — when it was written. After the fact, the series was uncanceled and given a Post-Script Season. Then it got a second Grand Finale, that ended the High School-based series in the most final way possible — a two-parter entitled "Graduation".
  • King of the Hill averts a flashy Grand Finale, but in the last episode "To Sirloin With Love," Hank and Bobby find a common ground (grilling beef) and finally start bonding like father and son, while Dale gives Nancy a massage that's better than John Redcorn's and viewers finally find out what Boomhauer's first name and what he does for a living (his name is Jeff and he's a member of the Texas Rangers). The original last episode was supposed to be in season 10 with Luanne marrying Lucky and everyone from past seasons coming to the wedding, but the show got picked up for two more seasons.
  • Lilo & Stitch: The Series got a Grand Finale in the movie Leroy & Stitch, where all the experiments are recovered, Gantu does a Heel–Face Turn against Dr. Hämsterviel, whose Joker Immunity wears off, and all the experiments in The Series are listed by name in the credits. However, it did not end the Lilo & Stitch franchise (just the original Western "Lilo" continuity), as an anime and a Chinese animated series were later made and released, both of which established themselves as taking place after Leroy & Stitch and separated Stitch from Lilo.
    • The actual last episode before Leroy & Stitch also counts, as it involves Lilo and Stitch recovering the experiments that were caught by Gantu, who was planning to reconvert the ones that Lilo and Stitch rehabilitated to evil using Angel. However, that episode ("Snafu") was not the last broadcast, as "Link" was first a bonus feature released on the Leroy & Stitch DVD release a few days after the movie's broadcast, and then was broadcast on Disney Channel the following month after.
  • Although Loonatics Unleashed was Cut Short, it did end with the Five-Man Band ascending from protectors of Acmetropolis to protectors of the universe, and relocating their base to Planet Blanc for convenience.
  • Because every character who has ever appeared in an episode makes an appearance in it, The Magic Adventures of Mumfie's Scarecrowella episode was probably going to the the last one aired. Unfortunately, the episode "As Pretty As A Picture" aired last.
  • Megas XLR's "Rearview Mirror, Mirror" two-parter wound up being this due to CN not greenlighting a third season. It involves Coop and Gorrath being taken to a alternate universe where an evil (and much slimmer) version of Coop rules alongside a cybernectic Kiva with a much more powerful mech. And Jamie of all people leading a resistance. The original Megas is destroyed. But luckily Evil Coop had stashed away his Megas which normal Coop uses. It all leads into an all-out battle against Evil Coop's forces that ends with Evil Kiva and him stranded in a cutesy dimension. Both dimensions saved and everything going back to to normal. It wasn't really intended to be the finale but the writers were smart enough to keep it both opened ended as well as an epic close out for the show.
  • Men in Black: The Series had a cool one, in which the MIB is finally forced to reveal themselves to the world while thwarting a full-on alien invasion and entering a Final Battle with Big Bad Alpha.
    • And yet they still somehow managed to find a Reset Button big enough and red enough to show that as far as they are concerned Status Quo Is God. This was probably due to Men in Black II.
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse ended with the special "A Goofy Fairy Tale", where all of the stories in the Clubhouse vanish and Goofy sets out to find them.
  • Mighty Magiswords has a final episode, "Let's Team Up Because We Aren't Bad Friends", that actually deconstructs this trope. Vambre and Prohyas decide that their current adventure isn't exciting enough and enlists occasional tagalong adventurers Noville and Witchy Simone to accompany them, even though they clearly don't show much interest in it. The adventure comes close to its conclusion at the expected time for a regular episode, but the Warriors insist that they need to get everyone else enthused and deliberately sabotage their own mission in order to make it last as long as a double episode. They go overboard in enlisting additional characters and villains, and even bring in a Crossover from another Cartoon Network show. By the end, the battle seems nearly lost due to their own tampering, and they need to be told that the other characters have their own lives and don't always need to be part of theirs. And when they become overly dramatically apologetic over it, they're told that they don't need to do that either, as all anyone really wanted from them was good battles and entertainment.
  • Mighty Max two parter "Armageddon Closer" and "Armageddon Outta Here". Skullmaster manages to re-power his Crystal of Souls and put his endgame into effect, reviving all of Max's previously slain foes to hunt him down so he can get his portal making cap. Norman is killed by a giant spider helping Max escape, Max's Enemy Mine plan with the Lava Lord fails and Virgil is disintegrated despite Max giving in to Skullmaster's demands. All seems lost until Max, out of desperation, grabs the staff as Skullmaster is preforming the final ceremony to control time. Thanks to this interruption, time is rewound and Skullmaster's plan is thwarted. Max ends up returning back to the day he received the cap, but luckily with memories of the previous timeline. Once the statue holding the cap comes in (along with an extra note from Virgil telling him "not to take too long this time"), Max gleefully puts it on stating things will be different this time.
  • Mr. Meaty ends with the TV special Dream of the Dead which ends with them finally starting their career as filmmakers, quitting their jobs at the titular restaurant and never returning until some point in the future where they are rich enough to buy out the entire franchise for the sole purpose of shutting it down. Also half the people in their hometown get their brains eaten by a zombie, but no one seems to notice that.
  • The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh got "Winnie The Pooh & Christmas Too". By this point, Paul Winchell had retired from the role of Tigger (until Pooh's Grand Adventure), and they got him to come back for this last episode, and a very heartwarming one it is. Several Pooh featurettes made afterwards still use clips and continuity from the TV series however, poetically the third Christmas Special A Very Merry Pooh Year and the final featurette to do so, reused Christmas Too.
  • The final episode of Patrol 03 was "Bringing Up the Walrus", which had the corrupt police chief Pamela and Professor Molo attempt to discredit Mayor Walrus by de-aging him into an infant and tricking him into approving ridiculous laws. In addition to Mayor Walrus eventually being restored to his true age, there are many aversions made to the status quo: Professor Molo is finally sent back to jail, Pamela is exposed as the city's criminal mastermind and is given a choice between jail and being demoted to traffic officer (she picks the latter), and Shorty is made the new chief of police so that he, Wilfred, and Carmen can continue defending the city from crime without being seen as ineffectual and incompetent.
  • Phineas and Ferb ended with the appropriately titled hour long special "Last Day Of Summer". The plot is that it's the inevitable 104th day of summer, and that's it's Candace's final chance to bust the boys, who have combined almost all their previous inventions into one colossal invention. Of course, the invention disappears before Mom shows up, so she recommends that Candace should just just return some DVDs to Vanessa. Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz builds a Tri-Govenor-inator, after realizing that a placement for "ruler of the Tri-State Area" never existed in the first place. When Candace arrives to return the DVDs, she discovers Doofenshmirtz's Do-Over-inator, which leads to Candace using it causing a "Groundhog Day" Loop, on her and the "evil" scientist, causing them to relive the last day, and complete their goals. Unfortunately, this causes some rips in the space time continuum which make the days shorter, and the disappearance of items from reality and memory. This eventually causes Phineas and Ferb to disappear, and Candace is the only one who remembers who they are. Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz finally takes over the Tri-State Area, and hopes that Vanessa can finally be happy about him. However, he gets bored after awhile, and once Vanessa reveals she got an internship at O.W.C.A while also explaining that he's basically a good guy pretending to be evil, he does a surprising Heel–Face Turn. Candace eventually ends up in the altered time wormhole with Isabella, Bajeet, and Buford, and manage to find Phineas and Ferb. This leads to them building a catapult out of the wormhole, and into present day with the Do-Over inator. At the same time, Doofenshmirtz gets Vanessa and Perry to build a Time-Redo-inator that'll fix the timeline. Thankfully, they manage to save the timeline and everything returns to normal. This then leads to one final musical number where the main characters all recap on the show's most memorable moments and thank the fans for tuning in all these years. And at the end, Phineas waves goodbye to the audience before shutting the door.
  • The last episode of Popples was about them going to the zoo.
  • The Powerpuff Girls got a Grand Finale in the 10th Anniversary special "The Powerpuff Girls Rule", where Mojo actually achieves his goal of taking over the world...and making it a better place much to the surprise of everyone. However, he gets bored of peace and goes right back to causing mayhem, which in turn forces the girls to resume their hero duties.
  • Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade. Also a Book-Ends ending.
  • Regular Show concludes its story with the three-part special "A Regular Epic Final Battle", in an epic battle between Pops and Anti-Pops.
  • The Replacements had a Grand Finale where Conrad Fleem's face is finally revealed, and it's revealed that he's Todd and Riley's uncle.
  • The final episodes of Rocko's Modern Life were intended to be "Put Out to Pasture/Future Schlock" (the first segment features Rocko and gang reminiscent on how they met Heffer, while the other takes place 17 years in the future, when Rocko and Heffer disappear in an experimental rocket). However, Nickelodeon aired them as the next-to-last episodes, with the final one airing being the Thanksgiving Episode. The television movie several years later would confirm that "Future Schlock" was the final adventure the characters went on, with the film's plot continuing on from their return to Earth.
  • While Samurai Jack was Cut Short in its original run, the 2017 revival on [adult swim] gave the series a proper ending where many of Jack's allies came forward to save him from Aku, Ashi uses the powers she inherited from her father Aku to enable Jack to go back in time and finally destroy Aku, and Jack and Ashi prepare to be wed, only for Ashi to vanish because Aku's destruction has erased her from history.
  • Scooby-Doo:
    • Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! ended with the episode "Uncle Albert Alert", where Dr. Phibes' lair was destroyed and Phibes' scientist henchman Dr. Trebla was revealed to actually be Shaggy's uncle Albert Shaggleford in disguise. While the conclusion of the series is a bit open-ended because of Dr. Phibes evading capture and vowing to return, the aforementioned destruction of Phibes' lair as well as Shaggy and Scooby reuniting with Shaggy's Uncle Albert after he went missing for most of the series and only contacted the pair through holographic messages does bring a sense of finality to this final episode of the show's run.
    • Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated ends with the episode "Come Undone", where the gang finds the Nibiru Entity sealed in its crystal sarcophagus and Professor Pericles frees it. The two of them merge and go One-Winged Angel, destroying Crystal Cove and devouring its inhabitants, threatening to do so to the rest of the universe if not stopped, but Scooby musters the courage to destroy the entity by throwing the Heart of the Jaguar into the sarcophagus, which not only destroys the entity but also makes it so that it never existed in the first place, so all the casualties caused by it are reversed and everyone in Crystal Cove is leading a better life than they did in the original timeline since they were never affected by its influence. note  With no more mysteries to solve in Crystal Cove, the gang gets a CD from a timeline-hopping professor inviting them to a semester at his school where there are mysteries for them to solve.
  • Special Agent Oso ends with the episode "Thundersmall", which is a 22-minute episode that does away with the show's standard formula for an episode where Oso, Wolfie and Dotty are shrunk and Oso has to get over his underconfidence issues to rescue them from a recycling plant. In the end he is rewarded for his efforts with a special titanium medal, contrasting the gold medals he's received over the course of the series, and completes his agent training.
  • Spider-Man: The Animated Series ends with the two-part episode "Spider Wars", which had Spider-Man saving the Multiverse from his alternate counterpart Spider-Carnage and hanging out with Stan Lee. The producer had some ideas about where to go next (finding Mary Jane, etc.) but acknowledged, "You really can't top that".
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is the Grand Finale for SpongeBob SquarePants, no matter how many more episodes are made.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil ended with the episode "Cleaved" featuring Star and the other queens destroying all magic in the Multiverse to stop Mina and her army. Star and Marco are finally reunited and have to deal with Earth and Mewni becoming a Merged Reality.
  • The Canadian Teletoon show Stōked ended with "Grom Fest". Everyone is excited to participate in grom fest, but Johnny has to take care of a sick Bummer. Once a freak accident leaves Reef with a bald head, he gives up on the contest. However, it was not until later that Reef comes to terms with his baldness and comes back into the game, where he places 2nd in the boys division. Fin ends up winning the girls' division.
    • In some countries, "The Day The Sea Stood Still" could also be this. The groms take up new hobbies to make up for the flat waves. It was revealed that Captain Ron built a resort on an uncharted island. After it got disbanded, the gang went back to surfing.
  • The American animated series based on Street Fighter had a definite ending. The last story arc of Cammy being brainwashed by M. Bison ended after Cammy came to her senses and freed her comrades, culminating in a final battle between Guile and Bison (Guile was made the main character of the cartoon instead of Ryu, the franchise's usual lead character). Guile finished Bison off once and for all by, bizarrely, blasting him into a computer, at which point his powers cause it to overload and the wires and insides of it seemingly begin to eat him alive, before the computer then explodes. There is then the obligatory walking into the sunset of the five characters present, although there is no get-together with all the other characters or any other sense of closure. All that is known is that Bison, their eternal enemy, is definitely dead once and for all.
  • The Superhero Squad Show ended with "The Final Battle! ('Nuff Said!)", where the Super Hero Squad faced the Dark Surfer (the Silver Surfer corrupted by the Infinity Sword and the Infinity Gauntlet) in a final battle that resulted in the Silver Surfer being returned to his senses, the Infinity Sword and Infinity Stones being destroyed, and all the damages caused using the Infinity Sword and the Infinity Gauntlet being undone.
  • The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries ended with an episode called "This is the End", where Sylvester appears to finally eat Tweety Bird and in doing so ends up causing the show to get cancelled when Tweety's replacement proves to be unpopular. Thankfully, the whole thing turns out to be a dream and the episode ends with Sylvester giving Tweety a hug out of joy that he's still alive.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) concluded with "Divide and Conquer", which had Lord Dregg attempt to defeat the Ninja Turtles for good by absorbing the powers of several alien criminals, only for the Turtles to defeat him for good after retrieving Krang's robot body from Dimension X and using it to trap Dregg just long enough to send Dregg to Dimension X as the robot body blows up.
    • Turtles Forever acts as the grand finale for the second TMNT cartoon, as the turtles, (and the turtles, and the turtles) have what is most definitively their final battle with The Shredder in order to save every existing TMNT universe.
      • It may or may not have been intentional, but with the sale of TMNT to Nickelodeon, Turtles Forever winds up being the Grand Finale of the entire Mirage-owned TMNT franchise.
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) has two three-part episodes that both work as a Grand Finale.
      • The "Mutant Apocalypse" arc (consisting of the episodes "The Wasteland Warrior", "The Impossible Desert", and "Carmageddon") takes place in an alternate future where the world has become a wasteland and the Turtles have been separated. With the help of a mutant meerkat named Mira, the four brothers are reunited and end their arduous journey at a paradise known as Oasis. While this arc was the last three episodes in production, it ended up airing early.
      • "Wanted: Bebop and Rocksteady", "The Foot Walks Again", and "The Big Blowout" are the last three episodes in airdate order and had the Turtles join forces with their counterparts from the 1987 cartoon a second time in order to defeat a team-up between the 1987 incarnations of Shredder and Krang and the 2012 incarnations of Bebop and Rocksteady.
  • Timon & Pumbaa had a finale called "Cliphangers" consisting of Timon and Pumbaa trying to catch a bug off a cliff, but then they fall, nearly facing their deaths, while clips play of their previous adventures. Luckily, Pumbaa pulls out an umbrella and the two land safely.
  • While it may not be a conclusion to the series proper, Total Drama had seven of these. With the exception of Pahkitew Island, they all end with a Sequel Hook, since it incorporates New Season, New Name. However, it was confirmed in September 2018 that Total Drama is cancelled since the market for spoofing reality TV is not at its prime today.
  • Totally Spies!: "Totally Dunzo" had the spies retiring from WOOHP. Then it was Un-Canceled for a Post-Script Season in 2013.
  • Transformers:
    • The Transformers ended with the three-part episode "The Rebirth", which had both the Autobots and the Decepticons receiving Headmaster and Targetmaster partners as well as Cybertron finally being restored after the eons of war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. The Japanese dub chose to skip "The Rebirth" followed the series with Transformers Headmasters, which concluded with the Autobots giving their goodbyes to the Witwicky family as they left to find a new home because of Cybetron being destroyed.
    • Beast Wars ends with a final confrontation between Megatron and Optimus Primal on an ancient and massive warship in a battle for the fate of the timeline itself.
    • Beast Machines, had its own Grand Finale, changing Cybertron in a way that inspired controversy and death threats.
    • Transformers Animated managed to wrap up nearly all the remaining plot threads in "Endgame". Megatron makes his final assault and is thwarted by the combined efforts of the Autobots, and we finally get the Optimus Prime/Megatron beatdown we've been waiting three seasons to see. The fact that Optimus returns to Cybertron with the Magnus Hammer and what appears to be the Matrix also indicates that he might become the next Magnus. And Prowl and Starscream both die. The biggest hook left hanging was Sari's mysterious origin, although there are plenty of minor villains unaccounted for.
    • Transformers Cybertron had a nice wrap-up too. The Unicron Singularity destroyed, Galvatron slain, and Cybertron more beautiful than ever before. The Space Bridge Project is begun again, and many adventures through the credits montage, ending in Coby and Lori's wedding.
    • Transformers: Prime ends its run with the Autobots assaulting the Nemesis, triggering an epic Final Battle that ends with Megatron dead, the other Decepticons scattered, and Bumblebee's voice restored, followed up by using the Omega Lock to restore Cybertron. And then there was a follow-up involving one final conflict with Unicron to wrap everything up. (The animated Aligned continuity would continue with Transformers: Robots in Disguise.)
  • The final story arc in Trollz had the BFFL sealing Simon and Snarf away for 1,000 years, reaffirming their friendship, and ending with a Farewell Luau.
  • Ultimate Spider-Man was finished up with the two-part episode "Graduation Day", where Spider-Man faced his final challenge in fighting yet another formation of the Sinister Six (consisting of Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, Scorpion, the Rhino, the Vulture, and Crossbones transformed into a Lizard-like mutant) and afterwards graduated from S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy.
  • Wander over Yonder: "The End of the Galaxy" served to tie up all the plot threads from the season 2 Myth Arc involving Lord Dominator. After Dominator destroys every other planet in the galaxy, Lord Hater and Commander Peepers muster their forces to conquer the one surviving planet, where Wander and Sylvia have assembled an army composed of pretty much everyone they've helped out through the course of the series in a desperate last stand against Lord Dominator. After Wander tries (and fails) to talk down Dominator and accidentally leads her back to where all his friends are hiding, an epic showdown ensues, and Lord Dominator is finally defeated once and for all... by Lord Hater, of all people! On top of that, the seeds from "The Flower" have started growing and bringing life back to all the planets Lord Dominator destroyed. Despite having nothing left of her powers or her vast army of Mecha-Mooks, Dominator rejects Wander's final offer of friendship and a fresh start and makes an ignoble retreat. In the end, things (mostly) go back to normal: Lord Hater resolves to conquer the galaxy and prove himself the greatest villain of all time, and Wander and Sylvia resolve to keep exploring the restored galaxy, thwarting evil, and helping people out.
    Peepers & Sylvia: Nothing ever changes...
  • The finale of Xiaolin Showdown is a two-parter about Omi freezing himself using the Orb of Tornami and waking up in far future to discover that while he was gone Jack Spicer has conquered the world and defeated not only the other Xiaolin monks in the process, but also recurring villains Wuya, Chase Young, and Hannibal Roy Bean as well. After Omi frees his comrades he tries to acquire the Sands Of Time - Wu allowing to travel back in time- which he does, but at the cost of his friends' lives. He then goes back in time to realize his original goal - preventing Chase Young from ever turning to The Dark Side. However, by doing that he creates another timeline, in which Chase is good...but Master Monk Guan has took his place at Heylin and become even worse than original Chase ever was, which resulted in bad guys taking over the world, death of Master Fung and Jack being turned into a good person. Omi, figuring out his counterpart from this reality would be doing the same thing he tried to do leads the Monks to the place he originally has frozen himself...which now is in the middle of enemy base. Heroes got themselves captured and Chase sacrifices himself to evil to get them free. This results in a big final battle and Omi creating a time paradox that resets everything to the original status quo...only with everyone remembering what happened. Raymundo, because of proving himself to be a competent leader in both alternate timelines gets promoted to team leader. And the episode ends with Kimiko kissing Raymundo, and every single villain the monks have ever faced joining forces to attack the temple for some reason, as our heroes get ready to beat them all up. Whew.
  • X-Men was originally intended to end with a four-part episode titled "Beyond Good and Evil", which had the X-Men team up with many of their allies to fight Apocalypse, Magneto, Mystique, and Mr. Sinister. It became the Series Fauxnale because the show was renewed for one more season, which wrapped the series up with the episode "Graduation Day", where the X-Men gave their goodbyes to an ailing Professor X while he was carried away by Lilandra so he could be treated with Shi'ar medicine.
  • The finale of X-Men: Evolution was a two-part episode titled "Ascension", which featured a global fight with many small characters coming back to help, the final moments showing a future with conflicts and situations similar to the comic universe.

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