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"The curtains close / on a kiss God knows / we can tell the end is near."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Once More With Feeling"

When the Official Couple kiss at or very near the ending of the series or film. If the kiss itself isn't the very last shot, it will probably be followed by their wedding, a dance, Riding into the Sunset, or closing the bedroom door. If the kiss is the very last shot, bonus cheese points may be awarded for ending with an Iris Out centered on it.

Chances are good this will precede any ending narration or title card that says "And they lived Happily Ever After."

Being an Ending Trope, it's a given the examples contain SPOILERS. Consider yourself warned.

Sometimes a sub-trope of Last-Minute Hookup, or it might happen at a Wedding Finale. Not to be confused with Last Kiss or A Magic Contract Comes with a Kiss.



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    Film - Animated 
  • Disney, naturally, Loves This Trope:
    • Cinderella: Cinderella and Prince Charming on the way to their honeymoon (as seen in the image).
    • Sleeping Beauty: Aurora and Philip after sharing a waltz.
    • Robin Hood: Robin Hood and Maid Marian on the way to their honeymoon.
    • The Little Mermaid: Ariel and Eric during their wedding reception.
    • Beauty and the Beast: Belle and Adam after sharing a waltz.note 
    • Aladdin and Jasmine seal their love with a kiss at the end before embarking on another flying carpet ride.
    • The Princess and the Frog: Tiana and Naveen while dancing on the balcony of Tiana's Palace.
    • Tangled ends with Rapunzel and Eugene kissing while (in narration) the latter answers the question "Did Rapunzel and I ever get married?"
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs ends with Sam and Flint finally getting to kiss, punctuated by Brent yelling "Yeah! I'm a chicken!"
  • Don Bluth's Thumbelina ends as Thumbelina and the prince kiss, now married.
  • The Swan Princess ends each of its first three movies with Derek and Odette kissing, via Stock Footage of the first time they locked lips.
  • In The Book of Life, Manolo and Maria kiss as Mary Beth finishes telling their story to the children. Also, once Mary Beth and the old security guard reveal themselves as La Muerte and Xibalba, the two share a passionate kiss as the movie ends.

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    Live Action Television 
  • In the series finale of Chuck, the last image is of Chuck and Sarah kissing on the beach.
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch does this with Sabrina and Harvey in the last episode.
    • Also lampshaded in the episode that turns the Spellman household into a silent movie. Everything suddenly turns back to normal after Sabrina and Harvey kiss. The aunts explain that the kiss broke the spell because silent movies always end with a kiss, or a comedic pratfall.
  • The Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Once More, With Feeling". It's lampshaded just before it happens with the lyric "The curtains close on a kiss, God knows we can tell the end is near."
  • In Scrubs's Season 8 finale (which was supposed to be the Grand Finale, but wasn't), the last image J.D. sees on the "Goodbye" sign is of him and Elliot kissing.
  • The end of season four of Merlin more or less ends on the image of Arthur and Guinevere kissing as he crowns her Queen of Camelot (though there is a brief Sequel Hook afterwards involving Morgana in the forest).

     Video Games 
  • The Playstation version of Chrono Trigger added a movie of Crono's and Marle's marriage to the standard ending. The same movie also shows Kino proposing to Ayla and Frog (in his human form) being knighted.
  • The ending of the Witch Hunt DLC for Dragon Age: Origins can be the player character and Morrigan embracing before stepping off into the unknown.
  • Final Fantasy VIII ends with Squall and Rinoa kissing as the Balamb Garden flies under the moonlight.
  • Final Fantasy XV has Noctis and Luna share one of these in the post-credit stinger during their wedding in the afterlife.
  • In Stardew Valley if the player character is married, in the ending cutscene at the valley's summit which is unlocked after attaining 100% Completion, they will be joined by their spouse who will say how far they've come together in the last years and how happy they are, then they kiss and the credit sequence rolls.

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Now it's MY turn!

Just as the Freedom Fighters are celebrating the defeat of Robotnik, Snively emerges, declaring his intention to take over Mobius for himself. Even worse, he's got an ally. Unfortunately, due to the show's cancellation, this is how the show ends.

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