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6th May '18 2:48:15 PM MagBas
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* ''Anime/DeathNote'': Light Yagami in the anime, when he is finally defeated. The way he calls out to Takada and Misa, asking what he should do now that he's lost and going to die, is pretty heartwrenching. The anime even flashes back briefly to when Light was just an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent to drive the point home. An AlternativeCharacterInterpretation could point out that even in those brief moments he may have had some nuances of remorse.

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* ''Anime/DeathNote'': Light Yagami in the anime, when he is finally defeated. The way he calls out to Takada and Misa, asking what he should do now that he's lost and going to die, is pretty heartwrenching. The anime even flashes back briefly to when Light was just an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent to drive the point home. An AlternativeCharacterInterpretation could point out that even in those brief moments he may have had some nuances of remorse.
6th May '18 1:12:12 PM VisitorAlex
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* ''Anime/DeathNote'': Light Yagami in the anime, when he is finally defeated. The way he calls out to Takada and Misa, asking what he should do now that he's lost and going to die, is pretty heartwrenching. The anime even flashes back briefly to when Light was just an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent to drive the point home. An AlternativeCharacterInterpretation could point out that even in those brief moments he may have had some nuances of remorse.
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the manga. He dies pathetically, without any kind of sympathy.
30th Apr '18 12:17:40 PM VisitorAlex
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
** After a VillainousBreakdown and, consequently, a failed MotiveRant, Light gets one of the most touching sendoffs ever…in the anime, anyway. In the manga, [[VillainsWantMercy he begs for his life]] desperately, grovelling in panic. The manga's epilogue chapter ends with a large procession, holding a candle-lit vigil for their dead "savior". The anime even flashes back briefly to when Light was just an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent to drive the point home.
9th Apr '18 6:09:47 PM BenDover
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** Gluttony is [[DevourTheDragon swallowed by Pride]] so the latter can gain Gluttony's ability to sniff out his enemies. Gluttony goes out crying and screaming, begging Lust to save him (despite her already being dead), so it's hard not to feel sorry for him.

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** Gluttony is [[DevourTheDragon swallowed by Pride]] so the latter can gain Gluttony's ability to sniff out his enemies. Gluttony goes out crying and screaming, begging Lust to save him (despite her already being dead), so it's ''very'' hard not to feel sorry for him.
2nd Apr '18 9:00:43 AM MisterTimor
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** No doubt that Neferpitou saw it coming against super-powered Gon, after killing Kite and lying about being able to "repair" him, just to bring Gon away from the King. That didn't stop many fans from hoping that Pitou would be "evangelized" Naruto-style instead of killed.
12th Jan '18 8:48:24 AM Dravencour
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** Illya's death in UBW (killed by Gilgamesh) is also very sad. Illya might be a homicidal woman-child but the brutality at which Gilgamesh kills her is unnecessarily harsh, especially considering Gil didn't even need to kill her.

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** Illya's death in UBW (killed by Gilgamesh) is also very sad. Illya might be a homicidal woman-child but the brutality at with which Gilgamesh kills her is unnecessarily harsh, especially considering Gil didn't even need to kill her.her after finishing off Berserker.



* Hansel and Gretel from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Throughout most of the arc, they're depicted as being [[CreepyTwins malicious, cruel, smiling psychopaths]]. Only it turns out that they were forced to act in horrifying child porn, where they were not only raped repeatedly but also forced to kill other children. Needless to say, it's easy to see why they were so fucked up, and it's easy to at least feel sorry for them. Then, after Balalaika gives Hansel a ShutUpHannibal treatment as punishment for harming [[MamaBear the subordinates she's so protective of]], she orders her men to blow his hand and leg off. When he's lying there, crying and bleeding to death, it's easy to forget that he was a mass murderer. This is taken to further extremes with his sister Gretel, who states that she always wanted to see the ocean and has a heartbreaking EvilCannotComprehendGood DoesNotKnowHowToSayThanks moment when Rock offers her kindness and [[HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim sheds tears for her]]. When they finally reach a seaport and her wish is granted, her brains get blown out by an assassin hired by Hotel Moscow since karma has caught up with her too, and she dies saying that the sky and the sea is beautiful.

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* Hansel and Gretel from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Throughout most of the arc, they're depicted as being [[CreepyTwins malicious, cruel, smiling psychopaths]]. Only it turns out that they were forced to act in horrifying child porn, where they were not only raped repeatedly but also forced to [[SnuffFilm kill other children.children]]. Needless to say, it's easy to see why they were so fucked up, and it's easy to at least feel sorry for them. Then, after Balalaika gives Hansel a ShutUpHannibal treatment as punishment for harming [[MamaBear the subordinates she's so protective of]], she orders her men to blow his hand and leg off. When he's lying there, crying and bleeding to death, it's easy to forget that he was a mass murderer. This is taken to further extremes with his sister Gretel, who states that she always wanted to see the ocean and has a heartbreaking EvilCannotComprehendGood DoesNotKnowHowToSayThanks moment when Rock offers her kindness and [[HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim sheds tears for her]]. When they finally reach a seaport and her wish is granted, her brains get blown out by an assassin hired by Hotel Moscow since karma has caught up with her too, and she dies saying that the sky and the sea is beautiful.



* This is ''rare and far between'' in a work such as ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' where every villain who has been presented and killed off '''[[KickTheSonOfABitch deserved what was coming to them.]]''' Except one: [[AntiVillain Rosine.]] Poor Rosine grew up in an abusive household and used the myths about the elves in a nearby valley as her only refuge. One day she couldn't take the abuse any longer and decided to run away to the valley in order to make her dreams come true, but unfortunately, she would learn that there were no such things as elves, [[DespairEventHorizon making her reach her breaking point]] which in turn allowed her to sacrifice her parents so that she may become her vision of an elf. She intended to make a paradise with the minions that she created, [[CrapsaccharineWorld but it was anything but]]. Then Guts, who at this point in the manga is in hardcore post-Eclipse vengeance mode and doesn't care about any of this, comes and brutally and relentlessly hunts Rosine and eventually mortally wounds her. As she lay dying, it was revealed to her that there ''were'' such things as elves, but she just wasn't one of them, making her regret sacrificing her parents and then tries to return home to them, but dies mid-flight. It's made even sadder in that both she and her parents are in no blissful afterlife, but in Hell because of the way sacrifices to become demons work in ''Berserk''.

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* This is ''rare and far between'' in a work such as ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' where every villain who has been presented and killed off '''[[KickTheSonOfABitch deserved what was coming to them.]]''' Except one: [[AntiVillain Rosine.]] Poor Rosine grew up in an abusive household and used the myths about the elves in a nearby valley as her only refuge. One day she couldn't take the abuse any longer and decided to run away to the valley in order to make her dreams come true, but unfortunately, she would learn that there were no such things as elves, [[DespairEventHorizon making her reach her breaking point]] which in turn allowed her to sacrifice her parents so that she may become her vision of an elf. She intended to make a paradise with the minions that she created, [[CrapsaccharineWorld but it was anything but]]. Then Guts, who at this point in the manga is in hardcore post-Eclipse vengeance mode and doesn't care about any of this, comes and brutally and relentlessly hunts Rosine and eventually mortally wounds her. As she lay dying, it was revealed to her that there ''were'' such things as elves, but she just wasn't one of them, making her regret sacrificing her parents and then tries to return home to them, but dies mid-flight. It's made even sadder in that both she and her parents are in no blissful afterlife, but in Hell because of the way that sacrifices to become demons work in ''Berserk''.
12th Jan '18 8:38:43 AM Dravencour
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** This is something of a recurring theme in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' - any time they successfully track down and kill a mark, it turns out they had a reason for doing what they did.

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** This is something of a recurring theme in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' - any time they the Bebop crew successfully track and take down and kill a mark, bounty, it turns out they had a reason for doing what they did.
22nd Dec '17 10:37:08 AM xcountryguy
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--->'''Goku''': Although you brought this all on yourself, it;s a shame that your life has to end in such a miserable way. I wanted to save you, Frieza, but you wouldn't let me. Now share the fate of the Planet Namek, which you yourself destroyed.

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--->'''Goku''': Although you brought this all on yourself, it;s it's a shame that your life has to end in such a miserable way. I wanted to save you, Frieza, but you wouldn't let me. Now share the fate of the Planet Namek, which you yourself destroyed.



* ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' had Zapan, a bounty hunter cyborg whose problems can [[WhatTheHellHero all be ultimately traced back to Alita]]. Exposition time: Alita beat him up and humiliated him for not wanting to serve as cannon fodder for her quest against a brain-eating cyborg. From there, he tries to stop her from helping a wanted fugitive escape, at which point, Alita dupes the security bots on site into thinking that Zapan was trying to steal her proof of bounty. She ''rips his face off'' and leaves him for dead, only to be discovered with partial memory loss by a young woman named Sarah who worked at a soup kitchen. The two fall in love, and live fairly happily until Zapan sees Alita on television, gets horrific flashbacks, and has a mental breakdown, screaming "This isn't my face!" as he ''tears off most of the skin on his face.'' As he thrashed in pain, he killed several winos, and, more importantly, accidentally decapitated Sarah. He became wanted and horrifically depressed. Alita hunts him down, then, after mind-raping him ''a second time'', she lets him get devoured by cyborg dogs. Almost done: after he's resurrected and put in the super-robot-killing-machine Berserker Body, he starts wreaking havoc on Scrapyard, finally being hit by several 'Collapser' bullets from Alita, and the two are plummeting from several miles in the air, both horrifically wounded and on the verge of death. But suddenly, Zapan wakes up: he's lying on a sleeping mat in the market next to Sarah, who comforts him after he briefly recounts his horrible nightmare. She hugs him and tells him that he's not a monster like the Zapan in the dream is, and that she'll always be with him...and then he snaps out of his mortal-wounding induced hallucination, right back to where he was. He screams Sarah's name once, then continues to disintegrate, but not before flapping his wings just once, enough to break Alita's fall and save her. Although considering everything she did you him, one has to wonder why he didn't just let her die.
* ''Anime/{{K}}: Return of Kings'' has the Green and Grey Kings. As Shiro enacts his plan to [[spoiler: destroy the Slates]], Nagare, the Green King, asks why Shiro rejects his WellIntentionedExtremist plan to give the whole world superpowers. Shiro and Neko tell him that they don't need any of that - just warm food and friends to share it with around a small table. Nagare thinks back to his Clan's secret base, which was a lot like that, and remembers their warm life together as he dies. Then, the Grey King, who was like a father to Nagare, comes and holds Nagare as they die together. Afterwards, their remaining Clansmen toss flowers into the spot where they died and remember them.

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* ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' had Zapan, a bounty hunter cyborg whose problems can [[WhatTheHellHero all be ultimately traced back to Alita]]. Exposition time: Alita beat him up and humiliated him for not wanting to serve as cannon fodder for her quest against a brain-eating cyborg. From there, he tries to stop her from helping a wanted fugitive escape, at which point, Alita dupes the security bots on site into thinking that Zapan was trying to steal her proof of bounty. She ''rips his face off'' and leaves him for dead, only to be discovered with partial memory loss by a young woman named Sarah who worked at a soup kitchen. The two fall in love, and live fairly happily until Zapan sees Alita on television, gets horrific flashbacks, and has a mental breakdown, screaming "This isn't my face!" as he ''tears off most of the skin on his face.'' As he thrashed in pain, he killed several winos, and, more importantly, accidentally decapitated Sarah. He became wanted and horrifically depressed. Alita hunts him down, then, after mind-raping him ''a second time'', she lets him get devoured by cyborg dogs. Almost done: after he's resurrected and put in the super-robot-killing-machine Berserker Body, he starts wreaking havoc on Scrapyard, finally being hit by several 'Collapser' bullets from Alita, and the two are plummeting from several miles in the air, both horrifically wounded and on the verge of death. But suddenly, Zapan wakes up: he's lying on a sleeping mat in the market next to Sarah, who comforts him after he briefly recounts his horrible nightmare. She hugs him and tells him that he's not a monster like the Zapan in the dream is, and that she'll always be with him... and then he snaps out of his mortal-wounding induced hallucination, right back to where he was. He screams Sarah's name once, then continues to disintegrate, but not before flapping his wings just once, enough to break Alita's fall and save her. Although considering everything she did you him, one has to wonder why he didn't just let her die.
* ''Anime/{{K}}: Return of Kings'' has the Green and Grey Kings. As Shiro enacts his plan to [[spoiler: destroy [[spoiler:destroy the Slates]], Nagare, the Green King, asks why Shiro rejects his WellIntentionedExtremist plan to give the whole world superpowers. Shiro and Neko tell him that they don't need any of that - just warm food and friends to share it with around a small table. Nagare thinks back to his Clan's secret base, which was a lot like that, and remembers their warm life together as he dies. Then, the Grey King, who was like a father to Nagare, comes and holds Nagare as they die together. Afterwards, their remaining Clansmen toss flowers into the spot where they died and remember them.



** Gaelio Bauduin from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' is a cheerful Gjallarhorn officer who believes in justice, he doesn't do anything villainous in his entire life, and in fact wants to reform the organisation from the inside. The only thing makes him a villain is the fact his job is to stop the protagonists. Not only he has to see his friends getting maimed and killed by [[SociopathicHero Mikazuki]], his gradual breakdown has corrupted him into a sad and vengeful person. [[spoiler: And in the end, he dies with the knowledge that his friends were betrayed by none other than his childhood friend, and the said friend would marry his ''[[{{Squick}} 9-year-old sister]]''.]]

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** Gaelio Bauduin from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' is a cheerful Gjallarhorn officer who believes in justice, he doesn't do anything villainous in his entire life, and in fact wants to reform the organisation from the inside. The only thing makes him a villain is the fact his job is to stop the protagonists. Not only he has to see his friends getting maimed and killed by [[SociopathicHero Mikazuki]], his gradual breakdown has corrupted him into a sad and vengeful person. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And in the end, he dies with the knowledge that his friends were betrayed by none other than his childhood friend, and the said friend would marry his ''[[{{Squick}} 9-year-old sister]]''.]]



* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' gives us Rip Van Winkle, an evil Nazi vampire and huntress. She starts panicking when Alucard gets within ''fifteen miles'' of the ship she's on. After that she's curled up in a ball crying. When Alucard shows up, she spends most of the fight in abject terror, and stops crying only long enough to shoot [[TheJuggernaut Alucard]]. That works about as well as could be expected, and he [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice slowly impales her with her own musket]], giving the viewer about three minutes of rape imagery while he slowly drinks the blood that has spilled out onto the deck, using [[EldritchAbomination ten extra arms growing from his back]] to hold her still and grope her. Then he finally puts her out of her misery...by biting into her neck with his mouth full of sharp teeth and sucking her dry, followed by him absorbing her. [[{{Jerkass}} Her commander]] watches her over a satellite video link, congratulates her, and opts to give her a "hunter's death" instead of flipping the remote kill switch. This scene is often cited when discussing whether Alucard is an AntiHero or a VillainProtagonist.

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* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' gives us Rip Van Winkle, an evil Nazi vampire and huntress. She starts panicking when Alucard gets within ''fifteen miles'' of the ship she's on. After that she's curled up in a ball crying. When Alucard shows up, she spends most of the fight in abject terror, and stops crying only long enough to shoot [[TheJuggernaut Alucard]]. That works about as well as could be expected, and he [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice slowly impales her with her own musket]], giving the viewer about three minutes of rape imagery while he slowly drinks the blood that has spilled out onto the deck, using [[EldritchAbomination ten extra arms growing from his back]] to hold her still and grope her. Then he finally puts her out of her misery... by biting into her neck with his mouth full of sharp teeth and sucking her dry, followed by him absorbing her. [[{{Jerkass}} Her commander]] watches her over a satellite video link, congratulates her, and opts to give her a "hunter's death" instead of flipping the remote kill switch. This scene is often cited when discussing whether Alucard is an AntiHero or a VillainProtagonist.



-->'''[[spoiler:Cobra's]] thoughts:''' "My prayer...I...just wanted to hear the voice of my one friend...[[spoiler:Cuberos]]..."
* In ''[[Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX]]'', [[spoiler: while Maria, Kirika and Shirabe aren't exactly shedding tears over Dr. Ver's body, they do at least seem saddened by his death in Episode 12 of GX.]]

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-->'''[[spoiler:Cobra's]] thoughts:''' "My prayer...I... I... just wanted to hear the voice of my one friend...friend... [[spoiler:Cuberos]]..."
* In ''[[Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX]]'', [[spoiler: while [[spoiler:while Maria, Kirika and Shirabe aren't exactly shedding tears over Dr. Ver's body, they do at least seem saddened by his death in Episode 12 of GX.]]



** Kanae von Rosewald is a reoccurring villain, slowly being consumed by his jealousy and hatred of Sasaki. But his focal chapters establish him as [[spoiler: an orphaned girl that adopted a male identity to [[HeirClubForMen carry on her family's legacy]] and sacrificed her own happiness in service of Family]]. When [[KissingCousins Tsukiyama]] is thrown from a high-rise building, Kanae leaps after him and makes a DyingDeclarationOfLove before sacrificing himself.

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** Kanae von Rosewald is a reoccurring villain, slowly being consumed by his jealousy and hatred of Sasaki. But his focal chapters establish him as [[spoiler: an [[spoiler:an orphaned girl that adopted a male identity to [[HeirClubForMen carry on her family's legacy]] and sacrificed her own happiness in service of Family]]. When [[KissingCousins Tsukiyama]] is thrown from a high-rise building, Kanae leaps after him and makes a DyingDeclarationOfLove before sacrificing himself.



** Kishou Arima spends much of the series an ImplacableMan that is impossible to figure out, alternately a merciless killing machine and a distant, harsh mentor. In the rematch with Kaneki in '':Re'', he repeatedly threatens to kill the hero's friends while maiming him. But once he is defeated, he takes his own life and dies in Kaneki's arms while confessing the truth. [[spoiler: A purpose-bred HalfHumanHybrid with a significantly shortened lifespan]], he'd been forced to serve the CCG since childhood....in spite of the constant guilt he felt over his duties. He goes out with a TearfulSmile, praising his [[LikeASonToMe surrogate son]] with his final breaths.

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** Kishou Arima spends much of the series an ImplacableMan that is impossible to figure out, alternately a merciless killing machine and a distant, harsh mentor. In the rematch with Kaneki in '':Re'', he repeatedly threatens to kill the hero's friends while maiming him. But once he is defeated, he takes his own life and dies in Kaneki's arms while confessing the truth. [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A purpose-bred HalfHumanHybrid with a significantly shortened lifespan]], he'd been forced to serve the CCG since childhood....childhood... in spite of the constant guilt he felt over his duties. He goes out with a TearfulSmile, praising his [[LikeASonToMe surrogate son]] with his final breaths.



** There's Lantern in ''Jack'', who's actually [[spoiler: school girl Minami]]. While an unrepentant serial killer, they're also a WellIntentionedExtremist, genuinely believing that they're ''helping'' society by killing those who disrupt it's order. Even [[TykeBomb Arima]] and Taishi feel sorry for them after their MotiveRant, revealing that [[spoiler: she really did [[IJustWantToBeNormal just want to be a normal girl]] and complete her exams, but her HorrorHunger combined with her [[DrivenByEnvy resentment]] at those who she viewed as not appreciating the normal lives they got to have, ended up making that impossible]].

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** There's Lantern in ''Jack'', who's actually [[spoiler: school [[spoiler:school girl Minami]]. While an unrepentant serial killer, they're also a WellIntentionedExtremist, genuinely believing that they're ''helping'' society by killing those who disrupt it's order. Even [[TykeBomb Arima]] and Taishi feel sorry for them after their MotiveRant, revealing that [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she really did [[IJustWantToBeNormal just want to be a normal girl]] and complete her exams, but her HorrorHunger combined with her [[DrivenByEnvy resentment]] at those who she viewed as not appreciating the normal lives they got to have, ended up making that impossible]].



* In TheMovie version of ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', there's the death of [[spoiler: Sharon Apple.]] More exactly, the scene where [[spoiler: her destroyed AI is short-circuiting in what's equivalent to her last breath, sorrowfully asking what did she do wrong since she loved Isamu and simply wanted to fulfill his wish. And then Myung, one of her creators, [[DiedInYourArmsTonight holds Sharon's AI carcass]] and whispers to her as she dies, first sadly explaining what did go wrong...and following it with just as sadly explaining that [[BrokenBird she]] [[NotSoDifferent had been doing the same herself]].]]

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* In TheMovie version of ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', there's the death of [[spoiler: Sharon [[spoiler:Sharon Apple.]] More exactly, the scene where [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her destroyed AI is short-circuiting in what's equivalent to her last breath, sorrowfully asking what did she do wrong since she loved Isamu and simply wanted to fulfill his wish. And then Myung, one of her creators, [[DiedInYourArmsTonight holds Sharon's AI carcass]] and whispers to her as she dies, first sadly explaining what did go wrong... and following it with just as sadly explaining that [[BrokenBird she]] [[NotSoDifferent had been doing the same herself]].]]
26th Nov '17 3:13:33 PM Wiseoung-5
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** Andreas Darlton. While he was a Britannian, he was truly a good man, showing fatherly care to his subordinates and respect for the Japanese; it's worth saying he was only a villain because of his association. He certainly didn't deserve what happened to him: being controlled into attacking Cornelia due to a Geass cast on him by Lelouch, spending his final moments [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone wondering in horror as to why he had done so]], before being promptly obliterated and killed by Lelouch.
9th Nov '17 3:48:10 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** Nutcracker was a {{Dominatrix}} that earned her nickname from her signature GroinAttack, and was part of a human trafficking ring. In her final moments, we're shown glimpses of her past -- a filthy little girl looking at the models on display in a store window, and the same little girl repeating a mantra of needing money while surrounded by a group of male figures that leer down at her. Her final words are that she just wanted to be [[IJustWantToBeBeautiful "pretty"]].

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** Ayu aka Nutcracker was a {{Dominatrix}} that earned her nickname from her signature GroinAttack, and was part of a human trafficking ring. In her final moments, we're shown glimpses of her past -- a filthy little girl looking at the models on display in a store window, and the same little girl repeating a mantra of needing money while surrounded by a group of male figures that leer down at her. Her final words are that she just wanted to be [[IJustWantToBeBeautiful "pretty"]].


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* In TheMovie version of ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', there's the death of [[spoiler: Sharon Apple.]] More exactly, the scene where [[spoiler: her destroyed AI is short-circuiting in what's equivalent to her last breath, sorrowfully asking what did she do wrong since she loved Isamu and simply wanted to fulfill his wish. And then Myung, one of her creators, [[DiedInYourArmsTonight holds Sharon's AI carcass]] and whispers to her as she dies, first sadly explaining what did go wrong...and following it with just as sadly explaining that [[BrokenBird she]] [[NotSoDifferent had been doing the same herself]].]]
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