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20th Jan '17 10:49:08 PM dannylightninglightner
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* A particularly heartbreaking example comes from ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', from the episode "Cheer Up, Pops," when Pops is having a mental breakdown.
10th Nov '16 5:32:00 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Phoenix Exultant]]'', Daphne both when she is recovering from her tears at remembering Phaethon's exile and seeing what a mess she made, and when she meets him again, and he remembers that she is Daphne Tercius, not Daphne Prime.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Phoenix Exultant]]'', Daphne both when she is recovering from her tears at remembering Phaethon's exile and seeing what a mess she made, and when she meets him again, and he remembers that she is Daphne Tercius, not Daphne Prime.
2nd Nov '16 4:47:47 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: Lyra]] at the end of ''HisDarkMaterials.''

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* %%* [[spoiler: Lyra]] at the end of ''HisDarkMaterials.''Literature/HisDarkMaterials.''
1st Jan '16 7:49:06 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Smallville}}'', Chloe does this when Clark saves her in ''Crush'' and ''Obscura''.

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* In ''{{Smallville}}'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Chloe does this when Clark saves her in ''Crush'' "Crush" and ''Obscura''."Obscura".












22nd Nov '15 4:31:27 PM nombretomado
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* At the end of the ''SaintBeast'' [=OVA=], Maya wakes up Shin from a HappyFlashback turned FlashbackNightmare and asks why he's crying. Shin responds that he's crying over happy memories, and when pressed further, explains it's because he's sad that those times are now over.

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* At the end of the ''SaintBeast'' ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast'' [=OVA=], Maya wakes up Shin from a HappyFlashback turned FlashbackNightmare and asks why he's crying. Shin responds that he's crying over happy memories, and when pressed further, explains it's because he's sad that those times are now over.
19th Sep '15 1:57:10 PM nombretomado
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* Then there's [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ16/DisplayOQ16.html this]] ''ElfQuest'' cover. Cutter was grievously wounded in the previous issue, and Leetah's expression here is deliberately ambiguous.

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* Then there's [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ16/DisplayOQ16.html this]] ''ElfQuest'' ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' cover. Cutter was grievously wounded in the previous issue, and Leetah's expression here is deliberately ambiguous.
12th Sep '15 5:20:37 AM NoxArtemis
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** It gets worse in the movie adaptation, while Casca is suffering [[spoiler: an excruciatingly painful and humiliating rape at the hands of Griffith right in front of Guts and a menagerie of other demons. There's no doubt that what she's feeling both physically and emotionally is unimaginably horrible, but yet she manages to [[GoOutWithASmile give Guts a smile during her last moments of consciousness]] ([[GoMadFromTheRevelation and inevitable sanity]]) while tearfully telling him [[DontLookAtMe not to watch her be violated.]]]]
10th Sep '15 3:34:56 PM Prfnoff
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* Vash the Stampede in ''{{Trigun}}'' does a bit of this, being prone to complicated emotional states. (See chapter 32 of ''Maximum'', 'Colourless Emotions.') Though mostly when he's ''really'' sad he [[UnableToCry goes right past tears]] to the ThousandYardStare, and more often cries out of [[TenderTears relief, frustration, sympathy,]] occasionally [[TearsOfRemorse guilt]], or as a gag.

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* Vash the Stampede in ''{{Trigun}}'' ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' does a bit of this, being prone to complicated emotional states. (See chapter 32 of ''Maximum'', 'Colourless Emotions.') Though mostly when he's ''really'' sad he [[UnableToCry goes right past tears]] to the ThousandYardStare, and more often cries out of [[TenderTears relief, frustration, sympathy,]] occasionally [[TearsOfRemorse guilt]], or as a gag.



* Yata attempts this in the last episode of ''ProjectK'' after [[spoiler: Mikoto's death.]] It doesn't hold for long and he ends up [[TearJerker sobbing halfway through the HOMRA chant.]]

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* Yata attempts this in the last episode of ''ProjectK'' ''Anime/ProjectK'' after [[spoiler: Mikoto's death.]] It doesn't hold for long and he ends up [[TearJerker sobbing halfway through the HOMRA chant.]]
1st Aug '15 6:03:19 PM Ccook1956
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* Bernadette Peters invokes this after she helps a contestant win the big prize in a 1974 telecast of ''[[Series/{{Pyramid}} The $10,000 Pyramid]].''
15th Jul '15 5:44:55 PM VMacek
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* "How to Make Yourself Miserable", a parody self-help book geared to cultivate the reader's sense of self-pity to where nobody would want anything to do with them, featured a gallery of appropriate holiday cards, including one with a little man in an elf hat, smiling bravely with a tear in his eye with the caption "Don't Feel Obligated to Send Me a Christmas Card".
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