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Basic Trope: The best of multiple possible endings

  • Straight: In Tropeland, making the good choice in all the major moral choices gets you the good ending.
  • Exaggerated: If you get a perfect run and 100% Completion, the ending is far better than is realistically possible and solves several deep-seated problems with society that weren't even mentioned in the game.
  • Downplayed:
    • If you beat all the basic plot-related missions, you save the world, but the Doomed Hometown is still gone.
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    • There more than one "Golden" Endings, but they all process at least one element that's less than ideal, and they are all mutually exclusive.
  • Justified: The choices is Tropeland logically and realistically lead the the results they get.
  • Inverted: Downer Ending: If you don't get at least one of the moral choices wrong, you die.
  • Subverted: If you get a No-Damage Run and earns 100% Completion, you got sent to an area infested by zombies and they come to eat you.
  • Double Subverted: Turns out, all the zombies are cosplaying partygoers that entertain the player with some sweet treats.
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  • Zig Zagged: Beating the game with 100% Completion will send you to a gory scene where you got executed by law enforcers. But if you woke up, nothing happens and everything's still there. This is a Fission Mailed ending you don't expect to see.
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  • Averted: The game has several good endings with comparable overall goodness and different things that go right or wrong.
  • Enforced: This rewards the player for doing very well.
  • Lampshaded: "doesn't this all seem a bit too perfect to you?"
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  • Defied: The villain makes sure that even the best outcome is still not perfect
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Played For Drama: In any of the other endings, the Player Character feels bad about the fact that he could have done better.

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