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13th May '16 11:15:23 PM Mhazard
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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** Garma and Dozle Zabi in the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' can evoke this reaction, given their AntiVillain status.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'': The deaths of {{antivillain}}s Mouar Pharaoh, Four Murasame, and Rosamia Badam are all very sad. Perhaps the most classic example, however, is the death of TheRival, Jerid Messa, a surprisingly sympathetic JerkassWoobie, whose exit is depressing, not only because he is dying, but because of how utterly pointless it is.
** Haman Khan's suicide in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'', after Judau makes her realise that she is in fact the villain of the piece. The death of Glemmy Toto, child-abusing teenage dictator that he may have been, can also provoke this reaction, given that he dies at the hands of the one person he cared about.
** The death of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'''s BigBad, Gilbert Durandal, and his [[TheDragon right-hand man]], Rey Za Burrel, both genuine {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s who honestly thought UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. Realising they've been wrong the entire time, Rey shoots Durandal, and the two of them die together as Messiah base collapses around 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]]''.]]



* Garma and Dozle Zabi in the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' can evoke this reaction, given their AntiVillain status.
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'': The deaths of {{antivillain}}s Mouar Pharaoh, Four Murasame, and Rosamia Badam are all very sad. Perhaps the most classic example, however, is the death of TheRival, Jerid Messa, a surprisingly sympathetic JerkassWoobie, whose exit is depressing, not only because he is dying, but because of how utterly pointless it is.
* Haman Khan's suicide in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'', after Judau makes her realise that she is in fact the villain of the piece. The death of Glemmy Toto, child-abusing teenage dictator that he may have been, can also provoke this reaction, given that he dies at the hands of the one person he cared about.



* The death of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'''s BigBad, Gilbert Durandal, and his [[TheDragon right-hand man]], Rey Za Burrel, both genuine {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s who honestly thought UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. Realising they've been wrong the entire time, Rey shoots Durandal, and the two of them die together as Messiah base collapses around them.
20th Mar '16 1:38:23 PM matteste
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* In ''[[Manga/{{Shiki}}]]'' [[spoiler:pretty much every villainous character can fall under this one way or the other, especially considering several of them weren't really evil at all, doing things either out of ignorance or necessity.]]

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* In ''[[Manga/{{Shiki}}]]'' ''Manga/{{Shiki}}'' [[spoiler:pretty much every villainous character can fall under this one way or the other, especially considering several of them weren't really evil at all, doing things either out of ignorance or necessity.]]
20th Mar '16 1:38:01 PM matteste
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* In ''[[Manga/{{Shiki}}]]'' [[spoiler:pretty much every villainous character can fall under this one way or the other, especially considering several of them weren't really evil at all, doing things either out of ignorance or necessity.]]
10th Mar '16 10:22:07 AM Aasivar
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** Another example is the BigBad of Part 5, Diavolo. He spends a good deal of the arc trying to kill his daughter, but he meets his end at the hands of the [[StoryBreaker godlike]] Gold Experience Requiem, which forces him to live out an infinite cycle of deaths. The fact that he's running away from a girl not long after kind of drives this home.

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** Another example is the BigBad of Part 5, Diavolo. He spends a good deal of the arc trying to kill his daughter, but he meets his end at the hands of the [[StoryBreaker [[StoryBreakerPower godlike]] Gold Experience Requiem, which forces him to live out an infinite cycle of deaths. The fact that he's running away from a girl not long after kind of drives this home.
26th Feb '16 11:58:18 AM Mitis
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** Hannyabal from the Imepl Down arc. He was built up as an incompetent and foolish [[TheStarscream Starscream]], but when he [[LetsGetDangerous had to step up]], he pulled a YouShallNotPass on Luffy, and it was very easy to start sympathizing with him when he gave his MotiveRant.

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** Hannyabal from the Imepl Impel Down arc. He was built up as an incompetent and foolish [[TheStarscream Starscream]], but when he [[LetsGetDangerous had to step up]], he pulled a YouShallNotPass on Luffy, and it was very easy to start sympathizing with him when he gave his MotiveRant.MotiveRant.
*** Oda's SBS also makes Magellan this; the picture we see of him as a child shows him attempting to water some flowers, and crying when they die due to the poison oozing off of him.
24th Dec '15 4:14:53 AM harostar
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' and its sequel, '':Re''.
** 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"]].
** Hairu Ihei is introduced as a CuteButPsycho Investigator and takes considerable pleasure in killing. She comes across as petty, childish, and utterly vicious without an ounce of morals. Then, in her final moments, she recalls her childhood at a TykeBomb factory and the happiness she got from [[CoolBigBro Arima]] paying attention to her.
** 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.
-->''"The sorrows of life -- to not be able to [[SweetPollyOliver live like]] yourself. The joys of life -- to be able to die like yourself. Do I deserve to be this happy?"''
20th Nov '15 2:40:38 PM StFan
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* In ''Manhua/RavagesOfTime'' every single dead villain receives at least a chapter as a eulogy, making Yuan Shu and Lu Bu look extremely sympathetic.
20th Nov '15 2:36:35 AM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Anime/DragonBallKai'': Astoundingly, Creator/RyuseiNakao manages to make ''Frieza's'' suffering, as he laid dismembered and begging for Goku's help, invoke the pity and sorrow that the latter felt from the audience this time around. Living and breathing the character for ''over twenty years'' helped him bring a genuinely pathetic vulnerability and sincere "humanity" to his performance. Kenji Yamamoto's decision to use a cello score during the recut made the scene a borderline TearJerker (when the score was replaced, the recycled music from ''DBZ'' worked well too, but not quite the same way as Yamamoto's).
28th Oct '15 9:46:53 PM RJ-19-CLOVIS-93
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** You kind of fell sorry for Zarbon in the end, despite being an unrepentant [[TheDragon enforcer for Frieza]]. Unlike his comrades, [[PsychoForHire he's neither cruel]] [[SmugSnake nor egotistical]]-[[PunchClockVillain he's just trying to do his job for Frieza]], [[BadBoss who threatens to kill him if he fails.]] While Vegeta wasn't unjustified in killing him, Zarbon was just doing his job to save his life, and got blasted for it.
19th Oct '15 2:16:11 PM Mitis
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** Mohmoo. Poor, poor Mohmoo, the sea cow from the Arlong arc. He's renowned as a vicious monster capable of destroying an entire town, but on-camera, he's basically a punching bag to the Straw Hats…and he's seen almost perpetually crying because of it.

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** Mohmoo. Poor, poor Mohmoo, the sea cow from the Arlong arc. He's renowned as a vicious monster capable of destroying an entire town, but on-camera, he's basically a punching bag to little more than TheChewToy for the Straw Hats…and he's seen almost perpetually crying because of it.
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