Character karma doesn't stop us from creating complex and nuanced stories.
Downward turning points make failure feel satisfying.
In a truly tragic story, the hero fails because they made the wrong choice.
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An unsatisfying ending ruins the lasting impression a story leaves.
In storytelling, happy endings are the default for good reason.
Will these final films improve, or will Marvel's tradition of shoddy endings continue?
Can Marvel's next series of climaxes avoid mediocrity?
Long-running series must face the challenge of meeting expectations and providing closure.
Despite its spotty track record, Marvel manages to present a mixed bag.
When the climax is a disappointment, the whole story suffers.
Just one more chapter... just one more chapter... just one more... just one more...
Turning points are critical to a good story.
When you finish a good story, your first instinct is probably to check if there’s a sequel.
Without a good turning point, endings don't feel satisfying.
These eleventh-hour twists left readers with far more questions than answers.
The ultimate answer to why you should never leave readers hanging.