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A. Dream. The main character dreamt the whole events that took place in the story and it ends in the main character waking up.

B. Flashback. The main character talks about the events that already happened. We learn that it's a flashback from by the end of the story not beginning.

C. Cliffhangers. The story ends with a cliffhanger that tells you there is more to come. Sadly there isn't more to come.

D. Everyone dies. A good story where you are rooting for the characters to live and win. But suddenly the author decides that they aren't worth living and every single one of them dies.

E. Evil wins. Good loses and evil takes it's place as victor. Some might agree that it's a nice change from the everyday cliché. While others do not. Either way it can become a terrible ending

F. Sacrifice. The main character ends their life to save the day instead of simply finding another solution. I guess there are no other solutions.

G. Happily Ever After. Some stories aren't Disney. Some stories are based on realism. To add a sappy happily ever after might ruin the whole story.

H. Nothing Happens. An ending where you would think the main character would have changed his or her mind or actions. Nope. Nothing changes. It leaves a sour taste in the reader's mouth.

I. Sad ending. Whether death or something else. The main character does not gets his or hers happy ending.

J. Complexity. A ending so complex and confusing that either makes sense or does not make sense. Either way it leaves you think until your head hurts. They only way it's becomes a horrible ending is because nothing will explain the ending. You'll have to figure it out yourself.

K. Plot holes. The story ends with nothing explained. How annoying!



To be honest, ALL of these sound bad, and they have happened in various anime and manga series. There's even OVAs that have done this. >_>;

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To paraphrase the ending of one of my favorite books with the ending hate the most:

"She finally understood [why he did what he did], but all there is left for her was to wait for his return. Summer turned into winter, she sat quietly by the window looking at the first snowfall. Perhaps he will never come back, or perhaps he will come back tomorrow."
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A mix of C, J and K, anything that lets questions unanswered and too much mystery, I find it quite frustrating to take the time to go through 24 episodes to be left in the dark at the end. Yes I'm talking about you Re:Zero, though there will probably be a second season, seeing how popular it was.

I was quite annoyed by the endings of Deadman Wonderland and No Game No Life too.
Posted 12/23/16
The worst ending to a fake story is when "the cops" shoot "the bad guy" the second they find him, and they knew it was him because he left his ID in the vehicle he stole


yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeahhhhhhhhhh
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I would say that all of these are annoying, but the worst ones are:

C. Cliffhangers.
J. Complexity.

and K. Plot holes.

If the art/series seems incomplete or isn't understandable I think it's just a great loss. I guess the Complexity and Plot Hole one could be explained (in some cases) by the author/creator in the way that the piece is supposed to be that way.

But it's still the most annoying sh*t..
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Definitely a dream or death.

For example, like the god damn Notebook. That book took me by surprise. I should have expected that. But I didn't. UGH!
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The worst ending to a fake story is when "the cops" shoot "the bad guy" the second they find him, and they knew it was him because he left his ID in the vehicle he stole


yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeahhhhhhhhhh



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Other: Everyone lives regardless of possibility.
For reference, see Brynhildr.
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This is a perfect ending to one lunitic's story, may he drive in a truck with no brakes into the deepest pit of hell:

EDIT: I self-censored, too close to Christmas and not really on topic.
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Nothing happens, with the dream aspect they at least underwent the events that had transpired at least within the mind, so the experience was there. A plateau for an ending is completely lame.
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I think all of them can be pulled off well, if the writer has a good mind for storytelling...except for the dream. That is such a poor excuse for ending a story, and anyone who does so should never be allowed to write anything again.
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Xxanthar wrote:

This is a perfect ending to one lunitic's story, may he drive in a truck with no brakes into the deepest pit of hell:

EDIT: I self-censored, too close to Christmas and not really on topic.


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H. Nothing Happens. An ending where you would think the main character would have changed his or her mind or actions. Nope. Nothing changes. It leaves a sour taste in the reader's mouth.

K. Plot holes. The story ends with nothing explained. How annoying!

*has flashblacks of watching the final episode of Yuri on ice*

Posted 12/23/16

qualeshia3 wrote:


choppin_broccoli wrote:

The worst ending to a fake story is when "the cops" shoot "the bad guy" the second they find him, and they knew it was him because he left his ID in the vehicle he stole


yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeahhhhhhhhhh





I have to admit, its not as bad as the perp's ID surviving a massive fireball completely intact
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I have to admit, its not as bad as the perp's ID surviving a massive fireball completely intact



Ah, okay.
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