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27th Apr '16 10:54:52 PM AzureReality
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** Yami Yugi sheds a SingleTear in the Doma Arc while dueling Dartz after the latter tries to convince the already emotionally exhausted Pharaoh to surrender the duel. The tear then falls onto his Millenium Puzzle, causing it to glow brightly and repel the Seal of Orichalcos, which was about to close in on him and take his soul.
17th Apr '16 7:22:16 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* In one issue of ComicBook/TheSupermanAdventures, a comic based on the 1990s animated series, Supergirl contracts an Argoian illness. One of the ingredient is Element X, a unknown element -- while saying good-bye to Supergirl, Superman cries. It turns out Kryptonians tear contain [[spoiler: Kryptonian salt.]]

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* In one issue of ComicBook/TheSupermanAdventures, ''ComicBook/TheSupermanAdventures'', a comic based on the 1990s animated series, Supergirl contracts an Argoian illness. One of the ingredient is Element X, a unknown element -- while saying good-bye to Supergirl, Superman cries. It turns out Kryptonians tear contain [[spoiler: Kryptonian salt.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic,'' Elizabeth's tears, [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext mixed with a net of magical moonbeams, allow her to talk to dolphins.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic'', Elizabeth's tears, [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext mixed with a net of magical moonbeams, allow her to talk to dolphins.]]



** In Series/PowerRangersSPD, a tear is responsible for allowing a nasty bad guy to escape... sorta. (He could travel through reflective surfaces. Naturally, nothing remotely shiny was allowed near his prison, but one HannibalLecture to Sky later, there's a [[ManlyTears Manly Tear...]])

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** In Series/PowerRangersSPD, ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', a tear is responsible for allowing a nasty bad guy to escape... sorta. (He could travel through reflective surfaces. Naturally, nothing remotely shiny was allowed near his prison, but one HannibalLecture to Sky later, there's a [[ManlyTears Manly Tear...]])



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* On ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' [[MissingMom Rose Quartz]] had this ability, and when [[CoolBigSis Amethyst]]'s gem is cracked, [[TagalongKid Steven]] tries to access the same power to heal her while the others try to reactivate Rose's magic crying fountain. The end of the episode reveals that Steven doesn't have healing tears, [[spoiler:but ''does'' have healing spit]].

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* On ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[MissingMom Rose Quartz]] had this ability, and when [[CoolBigSis Amethyst]]'s gem is cracked, [[TagalongKid Steven]] tries to access the same power to heal her while the others try to reactivate Rose's magic crying fountain. The end of the episode reveals that Steven doesn't have healing tears, [[spoiler:but ''does'' have healing spit]].
17th Apr '16 7:15:57 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' does the same thing: Elsa's tears melt Anna's frozen heart



** ''Disney/{{Bambi}} 2'', the Great Prince sheds a [[ManlyTears manly tear]] for his injured son, who is quickly revived.
** In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Rapunzel [[spoiler: brings Flynn/Eugene back to life this way. Her magical hair was gone, but the magic was still inside of her.]]

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** In ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}'', at the end of the firebird sequence when the forest was burned, the sprite's tears made the grass grow back. Though the sprite had to use her magic to make the rest of the trees, flowers and grasses grow back before she disappeared.
** Parodied in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch''. After they are too late to save Stitch from his malfunction and he shuts down, Lilo's tear brings him back to life. It's parodied by the fact that Pleakley asks Jumba for the scientific explanation. Jumba proudly states (as if he knew any other way to state things) that [[DoingInTheScientist there is no possible scientific explanation, declares it a miracle]], and celebrates.
** ''Disney/{{Bambi}} 2'', the Great Prince sheds a [[ManlyTears manly tear]] {{Manly Tear|s}} for his injured son, who is quickly revived.
** In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Rapunzel [[spoiler: brings Flynn/Eugene back to life this way. Her magical hair was gone, but the magic was still inside of her.]]her]].
** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': An ActOfTrueLove is the only thing that can save Anna from being frozen solid. [[spoiler:It's implied that either Anna [[HeroicSacrifice protecting her sister]], Elsa crying over her frozen body, or both are what were required to melt Anna's frozen heart and break the curse]].



* In ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}'', at the end of the firebird sequence when the forest was burned, the sprite's tears made the grass grow back. Though the sprite had to use her magic to make the rest of the trees, flowers and grasses grow back before she disappeared.



* Parodied in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch''. After they are too late to save Stitch from his malfunction and he shuts down, Lilo's tear brings him back to life. It's parodied by the fact that Pleakley asks Jumba for the scientific explanation. Jumba proudly states (as if he knew any other way to state things) that [[DoingInTheScientist there is no possible scientific explanation, declares it a miracle]], and celebrates.



* In the series finale of ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'', Richard is fatally stabbed [[spoiler:by Kahlan]], after fulfiling one of the prophecies and [[spoiler:accidentally giving the Stone of Tears to the [[TheDevil Keeper]]]]. Kahlan cries, and her tear falls on Richard, turning into [[spoiler:another Stone of Tears]]. PowerOfLove, indeed. Despite the common usage of the trope, [[spoiler:Richard isn't healed by the tear or the Stone; Cara revives him, and Zedd heals his eyesight]].

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* In the series finale of ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'', Richard is fatally stabbed [[spoiler:by Kahlan]], after fulfiling fulfilling one of the prophecies and [[spoiler:accidentally giving the Stone of Tears to the [[TheDevil Keeper]]]]. Kahlan cries, and her tear falls on Richard, turning into [[spoiler:another Stone of Tears]]. PowerOfLove, indeed. Despite the common usage of the trope, [[spoiler:Richard isn't healed by the tear or the Stone; Cara revives him, and Zedd heals his eyesight]].



** Certain versions of the tale have less of a DownerEnding; somone pokes Loki in the eye or throws sand/salt in his eyes, saying "For Balder!". This [[ExactWords technically fulfills the spell]].

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** Certain versions of the tale have less of a DownerEnding; somone someone pokes Loki in the eye or throws sand/salt in his eyes, saying "For Balder!". This [[ExactWords technically fulfills the spell]].
4th Mar '16 9:41:22 PM Doug86
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** Toward the end of ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', Ash is turned to stone in the crossfire between Mewtwo and Mew. [[SparklingStreamOfTears Sparkling Streams of Tears]] from all of the Pokémon distraught by this resurrects him. The dub explains this early on through a story told by the pier master Miranda to the Pokémon trainers gathered at the pier.

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** Toward the end of ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', Ash is turned to stone in the crossfire between Mewtwo and Mew. [[SparklingStreamOfTears Sparkling Streams of Tears]] from all of the Pokémon distraught by this resurrects him. The dub explains this early on through a story told by the pier master Miranda to the Pokémon trainers gathered at the pier.



** In a Johto episode Ash and his group met a CuteWitch who needed to collect an Aipom's tear to finish a spell that would grant them the ability to [[SpeaksFluentAnimal understand Pokémon language]]. After chasing a wild Aipom around and making it cry with laughter, the witch performed the spell... and turned Ash into a Pikachu.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Anzu/Téa (as the Magician of Faith) cried in mourning for Jounouchi/Joey's sacrifice against Bakura and this activated her flip effect. As the Magician of Faith she can move one magic card from her player's graveyard to his hand.

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** In a Johto episode Ash and his group met a CuteWitch who needed to collect an Aipom's tear to finish a spell that would grant them the ability to [[SpeaksFluentAnimal understand Pokémon language]]. After chasing a wild Aipom around and making it cry with laughter, the witch performed the spell... and turned Ash into a Pikachu.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Anzu/Téa (as the Magician of Faith) cried in mourning for Jounouchi/Joey's sacrifice against Bakura and this activated her flip effect. As the Magician of Faith she can move one magic card from her player's graveyard to his hand.



* In a twist on Myth/NorseMythology (see below), Creator/MarvelComics' ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' (back when the title was still ''Journey Into Mystery'') had Loki [[AndIMustScream trapped forever in the form of a tree]] unless someone cried for him, but he was such a dick that not even his wife shed a single tear. After a few millennia of experimenting, he discovered that he could make his leaves fall off, and managed to get one to drop into somone's eye. The resulting tear freed him, and the MarvelUniverse has never been the same since - among many other deeds, he was indirectly responsible for Comicbook/TheAvengers getting together.

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* In a twist on Myth/NorseMythology (see below), Creator/MarvelComics' ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' (back when the title was still ''Journey Into Mystery'') had Loki [[AndIMustScream trapped forever in the form of a tree]] unless someone cried for him, but he was such a dick that not even his wife shed a single tear. After a few millennia of experimenting, he discovered that he could make his leaves fall off, and managed to get one to drop into somone's eye. The resulting tear freed him, and the MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse has never been the same since - among many other deeds, he was indirectly responsible for Comicbook/TheAvengers ComicBook/TheAvengers getting together.



* Near the end of {{Creator/Filmation}} version of ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBackToOz'' where all of Mombi's magic was dying with her and Oz turned back to normal when she was defeated and Dorothy and her friends rejoiced until she saw her friend Pumpkin Head dead because he was created by Mombi, he died along with Mombi and her magic, but Dorothy's tear dropped on Pumpkin Head's forehead and Dorothy's tear brought Pumpkin Head back to life.

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* Near the end of {{Creator/Filmation}} Creator/{{Filmation}} version of ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBackToOz'' ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBackToOz'', where all of Mombi's magic was dying with her and Oz turned back to normal when she was defeated and defeated, Dorothy and her friends rejoiced until she saw her friend Pumpkin Head dead because (since he was created by Mombi, he died along with Mombi and her magic, magic), but Dorothy's tear dropped on Pumpkin Head's forehead and Dorothy's tear brought Pumpkin Head him back to life.



* In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', Lúthien Tinúviel's tears have healing properties. (Presumably as a result of her half-[[OurAngelsAreDifferent Maia]] ancestry.)

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* In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', Lúthien Tinúviel's tears have healing properties. (Presumably as a result of her half-[[OurAngelsAreDifferent Maia]] ancestry.)



* At the end of ''[[Literature/LandOfOz The Cowardly Lion of Oz]]'', the title character is turned to stone, and the tears of all his friends bring him back to life ("For tears are more magic than anything else, when it comes to melting stone").



* In ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' episodde ""My Friend, The Enemy". Hordak was disappearing to death from eating the doomberry pie Skeletor gave him, but Hordak was saved by She-Ra's tears.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' episodde episode ""My Friend, The Enemy". Enemy", Hordak was disappearing to death from eating the doomberry pie Skeletor gave him, but Hordak was saved by She-Ra's tears.



* ''{{WesternAnimation/Ewoks}}'': In the second season episode, ''The Wish Plant'', Kneesaa revives the plant by crying on it.

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Ewoks}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}'': In the second season episode, ''The Wish Plant'', Kneesaa revives the plant by crying on it.
24th Feb '16 7:06:41 AM DarkerShining
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MiaAndMe'', unicorn tears have healing properties, which comes in handy on several occasions.
11th Jan '16 12:45:46 PM dsneybuf
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* Near the end of {{Creator/Filmation}} version of ''Film/JourneyBackToOz'' where all of Mombi's magic was dying with her and Oz turned back to normal when she was defeated and Dorothy and her friends rejoiced until she saw her friend Pumpkin Head dead because he was created by Mombi, he died along with Mombi and her magic, but Dorothy's tear dropped on Pumpkin Head's forehead and Dorothy's tear brought Pumpkin Head back to life.

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* Near the end of {{Creator/Filmation}} version of ''Film/JourneyBackToOz'' ''WesternAnimation/JourneyBackToOz'' where all of Mombi's magic was dying with her and Oz turned back to normal when she was defeated and Dorothy and her friends rejoiced until she saw her friend Pumpkin Head dead because he was created by Mombi, he died along with Mombi and her magic, but Dorothy's tear dropped on Pumpkin Head's forehead and Dorothy's tear brought Pumpkin Head back to life.
14th Oct '15 1:30:19 PM Berrenta
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->''"I guess crying DOES solve your problems after all!"''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''Stuck in the Wringer''
7th Oct '15 10:30:31 PM Exusia
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Napstablook uses their tears as an attack, but can also use them to...make a top hat for them to wear.
29th Sep '15 1:15:19 PM Tacitus
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* Anime/{{Pokemon}}

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* Anime/{{Pokemon}}''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''



* At the end of ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', tears open the Rose Gate.
* ''RanmaOneHalf''

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* At the end of ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', tears open the Rose Gate.
* ''RanmaOneHalf''''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''



* In a twist on Myth/NorseMythology (see below), Creator/MarvelComics' ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' (back when the title was still ''Journey Into Mystery'') had Loki [[AndIMustScream trapped forever in the form of a tree]] unless someone cried for him, but he was such a dick that not even his wife shed a single tear. After a few millenia of experimenting, he discovered that he could make his leaves fall off, and managed to get one to drop into somone's eye. The resulting tear freed him, and the MarvelUniverse has never been the same since-- among many other deeds, he was indirectly responsible for Comicbook/TheAvengers getting together.

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* In a twist on Myth/NorseMythology (see below), Creator/MarvelComics' ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' (back when the title was still ''Journey Into Mystery'') had Loki [[AndIMustScream trapped forever in the form of a tree]] unless someone cried for him, but he was such a dick that not even his wife shed a single tear. After a few millenia millennia of experimenting, he discovered that he could make his leaves fall off, and managed to get one to drop into somone's eye. The resulting tear freed him, and the MarvelUniverse has never been the same since-- since - among many other deeds, he was indirectly responsible for Comicbook/TheAvengers getting together.



* In ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}'', at the end of the firebird sequence when the forest was burned by the firebird, the sprites tears fell on the ground and it made the grass grow and then the sprite did the rest of making the trees, grasses and the flowers grow with her magic and then disappears.

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* In ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}'', at the end of the firebird sequence when the forest was burned by burned, the firebird, the sprites sprite's tears fell on the ground and it made the grass grow and then back. Though the sprite did had to use her magic to make the rest of making the trees, flowers and grasses and the flowers grow with her magic and then disappears.back before she disappeared.



* Near the end of TheLastMimzy [[spoiler: A tear falls on said Mimzy, a stuffed rabbit, who stores inside and brings it back to its creator in the future. This allows said creator to fix the BadFuture.]]
* Downplayed in TakashiMiike's 'Film/TheGreatYokaiWar': The [[TheHero Hero]] was forced to kill a Yokai-friend that had been transformed into a monster. His tears restore its true form in its dying moment, but do not heal it. [[spoiler: The Yokai-friend recovers by the end of the film.]]

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* Near the end of TheLastMimzy ''Film/TheLastMimzy'', [[spoiler: A a tear falls on said Mimzy, a stuffed rabbit, who stores inside and brings it back to its creator in the future. This allows said creator to fix the BadFuture.]]
* Downplayed in TakashiMiike's 'Film/TheGreatYokaiWar': The [[TheHero Hero]] Creator/TakashiMiike's ''Film/TheGreatYokaiWar'': TheHero Hero was forced to kill a Yokai-friend that had been transformed into a monster. His tears restore its true form in its dying moment, but do not heal it. [[spoiler: The Yokai-friend recovers by the end of the film.]]



* In ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean: On Stranger Tides'', mermaids' tears are a necessary ingredient to mix with the water of the Fountain of Youth.

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* In ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean: On Stranger Tides'', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'', mermaids' tears are a necessary ingredient to mix with the water of the Fountain of Youth.



* ChuckNorris's tears can cure cancer. Too bad Chuck Norris never cries.

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* ChuckNorris's Creator/ChuckNorris' tears can cure cancer. Too bad Chuck Norris never cries.



* In Literature/TheSilmarillion, Lúthien Tinúviel's tears have healing properties. (Presumably as a result of her half-[[OurAngelsAreDifferent Maia]] ancestry.)

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* In Literature/TheSilmarillion, ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', Lúthien Tinúviel's tears have healing properties. (Presumably as a result of her half-[[OurAngelsAreDifferent Maia]] ancestry.)



* Savaged in ''SixFeetUnder'' when Billy and Brenda watch an animated version of the series of books they were obsessed with as children, and are dismayed at the AdaptationDecay they encounter.

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* Savaged in ''SixFeetUnder'' ''Series/SixFeetUnder'' when Billy and Brenda watch an animated version of the series of books they were obsessed with as children, and are dismayed at the AdaptationDecay they encounter.



* ''{{Smallville}}:'' Chloe's healing powers were tear-activated the first time.

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* ''{{Smallville}}:'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}:'' Chloe's healing powers were tear-activated the first time.



* In ''KamenRiderWizard'', a tear revives [[spoiler: Dragon]] and forms the Infinity ring.

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* In ''KamenRiderWizard'', ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'', a tear revives [[spoiler: Dragon]] and forms the Infinity ring.



* The Imperium of Man in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has a type of HolyHandGrenade filled with the tears of statues of the Emperor. Incidentially these are very effective against TheLegionsOfHell.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has, in the third edition ''Book of Vile Darkness'', something called "Angel's tears", created from crystalised tears angels shed while ForcedToWatch horrifically evil deeds. They can be used as either UNholy hand grenades or as [[PoweredByAForsakenChild evil spell components]].

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* The Imperium of Man in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has a type of HolyHandGrenade filled with the tears of statues of the Emperor. Incidentially these Emperor, which are very effective against TheLegionsOfHell.
* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has, in the third edition ''Book evil sourcebook, ''The Book of Vile Darkness'', something called "Angel's tears", created from crystalised crystallized angel tears angels shed while count as minor artifacts. When collected using the proper ritual in places where celestials have felt great sorrow or pain (or harvested from a captive angel ForcedToWatch horrifically evil deeds. They deeds), the tears can be used fired from slings or thrown as either UNholy hand grenades or as [[PoweredByAForsakenChild evil spell components]].[[UnholyNuke Unholy Hand Grenades]].



* Another doll line, ''PJSparkles'', had a one-off pilot for an animated series. P.J. starts to die because she is hit with a hate beam by the movie's villains, but her new powers also cause her to die if she has no more love in her heart. The tears of a broken-down orphan declaring that he loves her revive her.

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* Another doll line, ''PJSparkles'', ''WesternAnimation/PJSparkles'', had a one-off pilot for an animated series. P.J. starts to die because she is hit with a hate beam by the movie's villains, but her new powers also cause her to die if she has no more love in her heart. The tears of a broken-down orphan declaring that he loves her revive her.



* In ''SamAndMax: Ice Station Santa'', elf tears make plants grow.

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* In ''SamAndMax: ''Franchise/SamAndMax: Ice Station Santa'', elf tears make plants grow.



* In BrutalLegend, the Sea of Black Tears is a source of power, and evil.

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* In BrutalLegend, ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', the Sea of Black Tears is a source of power, and evil.



* In the Grand Prix-winning Rene Laloux short ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiXn6d13YC0&fmt=18 Les Escargots]]'', A down-on-his-luck farmer discovers that crying on his lettuces makes them grow large and healthy. Unforunately, it has the side effect of attracting [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever snails the size of Mack trucks]] which go on a rampage in the nearby town once they've picked his field clean...

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* In the Grand Prix-winning Rene Laloux short ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiXn6d13YC0&fmt=18 Les Escargots]]'', A down-on-his-luck farmer discovers that crying on his lettuces makes them grow large and healthy. Unforunately, Unfortunately, it has the side effect of attracting [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever snails the size of Mack trucks]] which go on a rampage in the nearby town once they've picked his field clean...



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Parodied: a statue of the Virgin Mary is crying blood from her ass, and Randy Marsh thinks it'll cure his alcoholism.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Parodied: Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' - a statue of the Virgin Mary is crying blood from her ass, and Randy Marsh thinks it'll cure his alcoholism.
23rd Sep '15 4:40:24 PM nombretomado
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* When the [[NorseMythology Norse god]] [[{{Bishonen}} Baldur]] was shot with a [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells mistletoe dart]] (the [[KryptoniteFactor only thing that could kill him]]), it was decided that he would return if everyone in the world shed a tear for him. Everyone did - except [[JerkAss Loki]], who had killed Baldur in the first place. Naturally, Baldur stayed dead. So this is OlderThanFeudalism.

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* When the [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse god]] [[{{Bishonen}} Baldur]] was shot with a [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells mistletoe dart]] (the [[KryptoniteFactor only thing that could kill him]]), it was decided that he would return if everyone in the world shed a tear for him. Everyone did - except [[JerkAss Loki]], who had killed Baldur in the first place. Naturally, Baldur stayed dead. So this is OlderThanFeudalism.
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