|Trope · Genre|
|Synonyms:||Nobody Dies, They All Live, Happy Ending|
|Related:||Canon Divergence AU, She's Not Dead|
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For sources with characters dying, especially closed canons, fandom has created a specific genre of fix-it AU, with happier endings, called Everybody Lives, Nobody Dies, They All Live or some variation on the terms.
This is not limited to fandom: a 1681 revision of King Lear changes it so that Lear, Cordelia and Edgar end the play alive and happy. , "Hamlet 2" is a 2008 film about a teacher adding a musical sequel to Hamlet
The Archive Of Our Own has several canonical tags for this trope (which gather author variations on the tags): AO3 tag: Alternate Universe - Everyone Lives / Nobody Dies, Everybody Lives, Everyone Is Alive. A short 2015 survey finds fhe most frequent fandoms with these tags are The Hobbit, Teen Wolf, Pacific Rim, Supernatural, Lord of the Rings, Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan, Harry Potter, and Les Misérables.
TV Tropes has a related trope EverybodyLives page for canon and some fanworks in which it seems as though there will be some characters killed, but they all survive.