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14th Aug '16 12:15:41 PM nombretomado
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One reason for this is that it's difficult even for actors to cry on command, so filmmakers sometimes use an eyedropper to put liquid in the actor's eyes just before a crying scene. Of course, you can only squeeze so much water out before the next take, leading to this. Also shows up frequently in animation, because it's easier to animate. It's actually [[OlderThanTheyThink older than film]], though: Dante mentions it in the ''DivineComedy''.

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One reason for this is that it's difficult even for actors to cry on command, so filmmakers sometimes use an eyedropper to put liquid in the actor's eyes just before a crying scene. Of course, you can only squeeze so much water out before the next take, leading to this. Also shows up frequently in animation, because it's easier to animate. It's actually [[OlderThanTheyThink older than film]], though: Dante mentions it in the ''DivineComedy''.
''Literature/TheDivineComedy''.
28th Jul '16 4:51:28 PM Gamermaster
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* [[TheStoic Signum]] does this in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' when [[WorthyOpponent Fate]] tells her they can still be friends despite the fact that Signum is trying to kill her to protect Hayate.
26th Jul '16 5:37:44 PM Az_Tech341
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** Also, The Sorrow. Though that's because he got SHOT in that eye thus likely causing the single tear but you know... Boss just squeezes out like 2 tears as well(though she probably could have cried more). Manly tears indeed.
** Averted with Otacon (though he's not the epitome of manliness) who bawls like a bawling thing at the drop of a hat.

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** Also, The Sorrow. Though that's because he got SHOT shot in that eye thus likely causing the single tear but you know... Boss just squeezes out like 2 tears as well(though she probably could have cried more). Manly tears indeed.
** Averted with Otacon (though he's not the epitome of manliness) who bawls like a bawling thing at the drop of a hat.
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26th Jul '16 5:27:40 PM Az_Tech341
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** Wormtongue has one he sees the army of Uruk Hai, though in this case it's more of a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment than actual grief.

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** Wormtongue has one he sees the army of Uruk Hai, though in this case it's more of a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment than actual grief.Hai.
16th Jul '16 3:40:41 PM nombretomado
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** He does it a few times, such as seeing WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry singing and dancing about how they are best friends in TheMovie, and showing that ''SonicSatAM'' is a better done series than ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''.

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** He does it a few times, such as seeing WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry singing and dancing about how they are best friends in TheMovie, and showing that ''SonicSatAM'' ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' is a better done series than ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''.''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''.
5th Jul '16 2:27:41 PM Aiguille
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* In the video for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's ObsessionSong "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]]," fortunetelling automaton and SadClown Zoltar cries a black, make-up stained tear when he realizes his customer is leaving the [[CircusOfFear Carnival]] and will never return his affections.

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* In the video for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's ObsessionSong "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]," fortunetelling automaton and SadClown Zoltar cries a black, make-up stained tear when he realizes his customer is leaving the [[CircusOfFear Carnival]] and will never return his affections.
17th Jun '16 5:17:59 PM nombretomado
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* In the [[ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Nostalgia Critic]] Top 11 [[TropesAreNotBad Coolest Cliches]] list, this is one, although it's under the title of "Sexy Cry" and the fact that there are unsexy examples wasn't addressed as much.

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* In the [[ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Nostalgia Critic]] WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Top 11 [[TropesAreNotBad Coolest Cliches]] list, this is one, although it's under the title of "Sexy Cry" and the fact that there are unsexy examples wasn't addressed as much.
15th Jun '16 4:52:29 AM Az_Tech341
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* Andrew Neyman in ''Film/{{Whiplash}}'' at one point invokes this trope after being brutally verbalized by his harsh musical instructor for the first time. Upon seeing this, the instructor grows even more incensed, mocking Andrew for his lack of emotional endurance.

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* Andrew Neyman Neiman in ''Film/{{Whiplash}}'' at one point invokes this trope after being brutally verbalized by his harsh musical instructor for the first time. Upon seeing this, the instructor grows even more incensed, mocking Andrew for his lack of emotional endurance.
12th Jun '16 6:20:05 PM ZerroDefex
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* The second-to-last episode of ''Anime/SCryed'' begins with Ryuho crying in grief over the sacrifice of [[spoiler: Scheris]] while Kazuma sheds a single stoic tear after having flashbacks of all the needless deaths that have occurred over the course of the series.
11th Jun '16 1:32:02 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The Oosawa Mitsuki adaptation of ''VideoGame/FireEmblem: Genealogy of the Holy War loves'' this trope.

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* The Oosawa Mitsuki Oosawa's adaptation of ''VideoGame/FireEmblem: ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War loves'' War'' '''loves'' this trope.trope, and one of the biggest examples is [[spoiler: Jamke]] quietly shedding a tear when [[spoiler: he both saves Sigurd's life ''and'' takes revenge for his father's murder by shooting Sandima down [[TheArcher with a single, perfect arrow shot]].]]
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