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Basic Trope: The last episode or installment of a series gives it a proper conclusion that resolves as many plot threads as possible and often has the hero or heroes permanently defeating the Big Bad.

  • Straight: The League of Tropers ends with a dramatic two-part episode entitled "Emperor Evulz' Last Stand", where Captain Awesome, Lady Valor, and many other members of the League of Tropers band together to finish off Emperor Evulz for good in an epic final battle.
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  • Exaggerated: The Grand Finale of The League of Tropers not only has Emperor Evulz defeated for good, but also goes so far as to map out the futures and deaths of every character shown to survive the finale.
  • Downplayed:
  • Justified: The heroes' goal throughout the run of the series was to defeat Emperor Evulz and put an end to his reign of tyranny. It'd only make sense that their final victory over the villain would happen at the end of the series.
  • Inverted:
    • The first installment or episode of the series serves as the biggest event of the series with every other episode being self-contained and inconsequential to what was established in the series premiere.
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    • The series starts with the heroes finally beating Emperor Evulz with the rest of the series being a bunch of Prequels and Origins Episodes.
  • Subverted: "Emperor Evulz' Last Stand" becomes a Series Fauxnale when The League of Tropers is renewed for another season or given a Sequel Series.
  • Double Subverted: The new season or Sequel Series also concludes with an episode that works as a Grand Finale, this time having no revivals or continuations planned.
  • Parodied: The show ends with all the characters throwing a party to celebrate how long the show has lasted. Even the villains participate in the celebration.
  • Zig Zagged: Every season or Sequel Series ends with an episode that ties up all possible plot threads, only for another season or continuation to come along and open the door for more Story Arcs and Myth Arcs that need to be resolved.
  • Averted:
    • The series ends without any resolution to the conflict whatsoever.
    • The series' final episode or installment isn't a big event and simply ends the same way any other episode ends.
  • Enforced: The creators and/or the executives cared about the series enough to give it a proper ending rather than have it end abruptly with the heroes being nowhere near achieving their goals.
  • Lampshaded: The characters have End-of-Series Awareness and make statements and remarks that spell out to the audience that this is indeed the end.
  • Invoked: The heroes decide they're done messing around and concentrate their efforts on forming a strategy against Emperor Evulz that has more effective and meaningful results.
  • Discussed: "It's an uncommon but still satisfactory treat when they actually give the series a proper ending and have the hero stop the bad guy for good. I really wish that more TV shows ended that way rather than get unceremoniously cancelled with the story still unresolved."
  • Conversed: "If this show's going to come to an end eventually, they may as well make the ending the best damn one this show deserves."
  • Deconstructed: After having finally bested Emperor Evulz after many episodes of failing to stop him permanently, the heroes don't know what to do with their lives now that the world is at peace.
  • Reconstructed: The heroes understand that the peace they've restored might not be permanent, so they keep their guard up in case someone else like Emperor Evulz comes up. In the meantime, they can enjoy the time they have where they don't have to fight for their lives and defend innocent people 24/7.
  • Played For Laughs: All the characters in the show sing their farewells to the audience at the end of the episode.
  • Played For Drama: The series concludes with a Downer Ending where everybody dies.

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