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* The bulk of the story for \'\'DragonsDogma\'\' is pretty straightforward; the Dragon has returned and you have to kill it. [[spoiler:You do that, rescue your LoveInterest in the process, regain your heart and mortality, and return victoriously back to Cassardis. But then a huge chunk of Gran Soren falls into the earth, the sky darkens, and even worse monsters start to appear all over Gransys. And then it turns out that the Everfall, the hole where the common area for Gran Soren used to be, is the location of a rift that connects to every world in TheMultiverse, and the coming of the Dragon is all part of a never-ending cycle on the part of the Seneschal, who lords over the world. Turns out the whole game was just him creating a gauntlet of trials that would test an individual\'s will to survive and make him/her the next Seneschal. Your Arisen ultimately doesn\'t go through with it and instead kills him/herself. The main Pawn then becomes human, assumes the PlayerCharacter\'s form, and attains its own \
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* The bulk of the story for \\\'\\\'DragonsDogma\\\'\\\' is pretty straightforward; the Dragon has returned and you have to kill it. [[spoiler:You do that, rescue your LoveInterest in the process, regain your heart and mortality, and return victoriously back to Cassardis. But then a huge chunk of Gran Soren falls into the earth, the sky darkens, and even worse monsters start to appear all over Gransys. And then it turns out that the Everfall, the hole where the common area for Gran Soren used to be, is the location of a rift that connects to every world in TheMultiverse, and the coming of the Dragon is all part of a never-ending cycle on the part of the Seneschal, who lords over the world. Turns out the whole game was just him creating a gauntlet of trials that would test an individual\\\'s will to survive and make him/her the next Seneschal. Your Arisen ultimately doesn\\\'t go through with it and instead kills him/herself. The main Pawn then becomes human, assumes the PlayerCharacter\\\'s form, and attains its own \\\"will to live.\\\" The end.]]

\\\'\\\'\\\'Explanation\\\'\\\'\\\':

(Warning: Contains major plot spoilers. As such, I\\\'ve elected to spoiler out the entire thing.)

[[spoiler: One of the major elements of a Gainax Ending is that it comes completely out of nowhere. Dragon\\\'s Dogma\\\'s ending was weird, sure, but it was not \\\"out of nowhere.\\\" Remember what happens at the very beginning of the game? The dragon attacks your hometown, you fight it, and then when it has you at its mercy it specifically chooses not to kill you, instead turning you into a badass immortal superhero called The Arisen, spouting off some philosophical stuff, and then challenging you to \\\"fulfill your destiny?\\\" For that matter, remember the assassins who left a note when defeated saying that you fulfilling your destiny would wreck the world? Remember when the dragon wiped out the Salvation cult and told you point blank that this is about you and your destiny, and not about itself? Yeah. At no point in the game were you ever, even a little bit, led to believe that the plot was \\\"evil dragon, boo, go kill it.\\\"]]

[[spoiler: But what about the massive plot twist where slaying the red dragon turns all the Arisens mortal again, wrecks Gran Soren, and unleashes super-monsters on the world? Okay, that was weird and unexpected, but that\\\'s hardly a Gainax Ending. At best it\\\'s just a crazy plot twist. \\\"Gainax Ending\\\" is not, I repeat NOT just a fancy way of saying \\\"plot twist\\\". It should also be noted that this Gainax \\\'\\\'Ending\\\'\\\' is actually the last 1/4 or so of the game rather than, you know, the ending.]]

[[spoiler: And what about the fact that your main character kill himself after becoming The Seneschal? Simple. The Seneschal cycle is what causes so much pain and suffering in the world, thanks to all the monsters involved, selfish people gaining godlike power as Arisen, etc. Your character took the only logical choice and ended the cycle by ending himself. That seemed obvious to me, at least. Even if not, it should be noted that you don\\\'t strictly have to kill yourself. Also, it was somewhat foreshadowed as well. Remember Selene\\\'s questline?]]

TL;DR and/or \\\"I don\\\'t want to be spoiled\\\" version:
Being weird and having a plot twist does not on its own a Gainax Ending make. It has to be out of nowhere, which this ending was not. Just because you weren\\\'t paying attention to all the foreshadowing doesn\\\'t make it a Gainax Ending.
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* The bulk of the story for \'\'DragonsDogma\'\' is pretty straightforward; the Dragon has returned and you have to kill it. [[spoiler:You do that, rescue your LoveInterest in the process, regain your heart and mortality, and return victoriously back to Cassardis. But then a huge chunk of Gran Soren falls into the earth, the sky darkens, and even worse monsters start to appear all over Gransys. And then it turns out that the Everfall, the hole where the common area for Gran Soren used to be, is the location of a rift that connects to every world in TheMultiverse, and the coming of the Dragon is all part of a never-ending cycle on the part of the Seneschal, who lords over the world. Turns out the whole game was just him creating a gauntlet of trials that would test an individual\'s will to survive and make him/her the next Seneschal. Your Arisen ultimately doesn\'t go through with it and instead kills him/herself. The main Pawn then becomes human, assumes the PlayerCharacter\'s form, and attains its own \
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* The bulk of the story for \\\'\\\'DragonsDogma\\\'\\\' is pretty straightforward; the Dragon has returned and you have to kill it. [[spoiler:You do that, rescue your LoveInterest in the process, regain your heart and mortality, and return victoriously back to Cassardis. But then a huge chunk of Gran Soren falls into the earth, the sky darkens, and even worse monsters start to appear all over Gransys. And then it turns out that the Everfall, the hole where the common area for Gran Soren used to be, is the location of a rift that connects to every world in TheMultiverse, and the coming of the Dragon is all part of a never-ending cycle on the part of the Seneschal, who lords over the world. Turns out the whole game was just him creating a gauntlet of trials that would test an individual\\\'s will to survive and make him/her the next Seneschal. Your Arisen ultimately doesn\\\'t go through with it and instead kills him/herself. The main Pawn then becomes human, assumes the PlayerCharacter\\\'s form, and attains its own \\\"will to live.\\\" The end.]]

\\\'\\\'\\\'Explanation\\\'\\\'\\\':

(Warning: Contains major plot spoilers. As such, I\\\'ve elected to spoiler out the entire thing.)

[[spoiler: One of the major elements of a Gainax Ending is that it comes completely out of nowhere. Dragon\\\'s Dogma\\\'s ending was weird, sure, but it was not \\\"out of nowhere.\\\" Remember what happens at the very beginning of the game? The dragon attacks your hometown, you fight it, and then when it has you at its mercy it specifically chooses not to kill you, instead turning you into a badass immortal superhero called The Arisen, spouting off some philosophical stuff, and then challenging you to \\\"fulfill your destiny?\\\" For that matter, remember the assassins who left a note when defeated saying that you fulfilling your destiny would wreck the world? Remember when the dragon wiped out the Salvation cult and told you point blank that this is about you and your destiny, and not about itself? Yeah. At no point in the game were you ever, even a little bit, led to believe that the plot was \\\"evil dragon, boo, go kill it.\\\"]]

[[spoiler: But what about the massive plot twist where slaying the red dragon turns all the Arisens mortal again, wrecks Gran Soren, and unleashes super-monsters on the world? Okay, that was weird and unexpected, but that\\\'s hardly a Gainax Ending. At best it\\\'s just a crazy plot twist. \\\"Gainax Ending\\\" is not, I repeat NOT just a fancy way of saying \\\"plot twist\\\". It should also be noted that this Gainax \\\'\\\'Ending\\\'\\\' is actually the last 1/4 or so of the game rather than, you know, the ending.]]

TL;DR and/or \\\"I don\\\'t want to be spoiled\\\" version:
Being weird and having a plot twist does not on its own a Gainax Ending make. It has to be out of nowhere, which this ending was not. Just because you weren\\\'t paying attention to all the foreshadowing doesn\\\'t make it a Gainax Ending.
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* The bulk of the story for \'\'DragonsDogma\'\' is pretty straightforward; the Dragon has returned and you have to kill it. [[spoiler:You do that, rescue your LoveInterest in the process, regain your heart and mortality, and return victoriously back to Cassardis. But then a huge chunk of Gran Soren falls into the earth, the sky darkens, and even worse monsters start to appear all over Gransys. And then it turns out that the Everfall, the hole where the common area for Gran Soren used to be, is the location of a rift that connects to every world in TheMultiverse, and the coming of the Dragon is all part of a never-ending cycle on the part of the Seneschal, who lords over the world. Turns out the whole game was just him creating a gauntlet of trials that would test an individual\'s will to survive and make him/her the next Seneschal. Your Arisen ultimately doesn\'t go through with it and instead kills him/herself. The main Pawn then becomes human, assumes the PlayerCharacter\'s form, and attains its own \
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* The bulk of the story for \\\'\\\'DragonsDogma\\\'\\\' is pretty straightforward; the Dragon has returned and you have to kill it. [[spoiler:You do that, rescue your LoveInterest in the process, regain your heart and mortality, and return victoriously back to Cassardis. But then a huge chunk of Gran Soren falls into the earth, the sky darkens, and even worse monsters start to appear all over Gransys. And then it turns out that the Everfall, the hole where the common area for Gran Soren used to be, is the location of a rift that connects to every world in TheMultiverse, and the coming of the Dragon is all part of a never-ending cycle on the part of the Seneschal, who lords over the world. Turns out the whole game was just him creating a gauntlet of trials that would test an individual\\\'s will to survive and make him/her the next Seneschal. Your Arisen ultimately doesn\\\'t go through with it and instead kills him/herself. The main Pawn then becomes human, assumes the PlayerCharacter\\\'s form, and attains its own \\\"will to live.\\\" The end.]]

\\\'\\\'\\\'Explanation\\\'\\\':

(Warning: Contains major plot spoilers. As such, I\\\'ve elected to spoiler out the entire thing.)

[[spoiler: One of the major elements of a Gainax Ending is that it comes completely out of nowhere. Dragon\\\'s Dogma\\\'s ending was weird, sure, but it was not \\\"out of nowhere.\\\" Remember what happens at the very beginning of the game? The dragon attacks your hometown, you fight it, and then when it has you at its mercy it specifically chooses not to kill you, instead turning you into a badass immortal superhero called The Arisen, spouting off some philosophical stuff, and then challenging you to \\\"fulfill your destiny?\\\" For that matter, remember the assassins who left a note when defeated saying that you fulfilling your destiny would wreck the world? Remember when the dragon wiped out the Salvation cult and told you point blank that this is about you and your destiny, and not about itself? Yeah. At no point in the game were you ever, even a little bit, led to believe that the plot was \\\"evil dragon, boo, go kill it.\\\"]]

[[spoiler: But what about the massive plot twist where slaying the red dragon turns all the Arisens mortal again, wrecks Gran Soren, and unleashes super-monsters on the world? Okay, that was weird and unexpected, but that\\\'s hardly a Gainax Ending. At best it\\\'s just a crazy plot twist. \\\"Gainax Ending\\\" is not, I repeat NOT just a fancy way of saying \\\"plot twist\\\". It should also be noted that this Gainax \\\'\\\'Ending\\\'\\\' is actually the last 1/4 or so of the game rather than, you know, the ending.]]

TL;DR and/or \\\"I don\\\'t want to be spoiled\\\" version:
Being weird and having a plot twist does not on its own a Gainax Ending make. It has to be out of nowhere, which this ending was not. Just because you weren\\\'t paying attention to all the foreshadowing doesn\\\'t make it a Gainax Ending.
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* The bulk of the story for \'\'DragonsDogma\'\' is pretty straightforward; the Dragon has returned and you have to kill it. [[spoiler:You do that, rescue your LoveInterest in the process, regain your heart and mortality, and return victoriously back to Cassardis. But then a huge chunk of Gran Soren falls into the earth, the sky darkens, and even worse monsters start to appear all over Gransys. And then it turns out that the Everfall, the hole where the common area for Gran Soren used to be, is the location of a rift that connects to every world in TheMultiverse, and the coming of the Dragon is all part of a never-ending cycle on the part of the Seneschal, who lords over the world. Turns out the whole game was just him creating a gauntlet of trials that would test an individual\'s will to survive and make him/her the next Seneschal. Your Arisen ultimately doesn\'t go through with it and instead kills him/herself. The main Pawn then becomes human, assumes the PlayerCharacter\'s form, and attains its own \
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* The bulk of the story for \\\'\\\'DragonsDogma\\\'\\\' is pretty straightforward; the Dragon has returned and you have to kill it. [[spoiler:You do that, rescue your LoveInterest in the process, regain your heart and mortality, and return victoriously back to Cassardis. But then a huge chunk of Gran Soren falls into the earth, the sky darkens, and even worse monsters start to appear all over Gransys. And then it turns out that the Everfall, the hole where the common area for Gran Soren used to be, is the location of a rift that connects to every world in TheMultiverse, and the coming of the Dragon is all part of a never-ending cycle on the part of the Seneschal, who lords over the world. Turns out the whole game was just him creating a gauntlet of trials that would test an individual\\\'s will to survive and make him/her the next Seneschal. Your Arisen ultimately doesn\\\'t go through with it and instead kills him/herself. The main Pawn then becomes human, assumes the PlayerCharacter\\\'s form, and attains its own \\\"will to live.\\\" The end.]]

\\\'\\\'\\\'Explanation\\\'\\\':

(Warning: Contains major plot spoilers. As such, I\\\'ve elected to spoiler out the entire thing.)

[[spoiler: One of the major elements of a Gainax Ending is that it comes completely out of nowhere. Dragon\\\'s Dogma\\\'s ending was weird, sure, but it was not \\\"out of nowhere.\\\" Remember what happens at the very beginning of the game? The dragon attacks your hometown, you fight it, and then when it has you at its mercy it specifically chooses not to kill you, instead turning you into a badass immortal superhero called The Arisen, spouting off some philosophical stuff, and then challenging you to \\\"fulfill your destiny?\\\" For that matter, remember the assassins who left a note when defeated saying that you fulfilling your destiny would wreck the world? Remember when the dragon wiped out the Salvation cult and told you point blank that this is about you and your destiny, and not about itself? Yeah. At no point in the game were you ever, even a little bit, led to believe that the plot was \\\"evil dragon, boo, go kill it.\\\"

But what about the massive plot twist where slaying the red dragon turns all the Arisens mortal again, wrecks Gran Soren, and unleashes super-monsters on the world? Okay, that was weird and unexpected, but that\\\'s hardly a Gainax Ending. At best it\\\'s just a crazy plot twist. \\\"Gainax Ending\\\" is not, I repeat NOT just a fancy way of saying \\\"plot twist\\\". It should also be noted that this Gainax \\\'\\\'Ending\\\'\\\' is actually the last 1/4 or so of the game rather than, you know, the ending.]]

TL;DR and/or \\\"I don\\\'t want to be spoiled\\\" version:
Being weird and having a plot twist does not on its own a Gainax Ending make. It has to be out of nowhere, which this ending was not. Just because you weren\\\'t paying attention to all the foreshadowing doesn\\\'t make it a Gainax Ending.
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