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12th Jan '18 12:47:30 AM Cryoclaste
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* Near the end of ''InfiniteCrisis'', [[BigBad Alexander Luthor Jr.]] nearly kills Nightwing with a blast of antimatter. Franchise/{{Batman}} is so enraged he's willing to throw away his principles by ''drawing a gun'' and presses the barrel right into Alex's forehead, seconds away from blowing his brains out. Forced to face his own mortality after all of his [[AGodAmI delusions of godhood]], Alexander starts tearing up in fear.

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* Near the end of ''InfiniteCrisis'', ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', [[BigBad Alexander Luthor Jr.]] nearly kills Nightwing with a blast of antimatter. Franchise/{{Batman}} is so enraged he's willing to throw away his principles by ''drawing a gun'' and presses the barrel right into Alex's forehead, seconds away from blowing his brains out. Forced to face his own mortality after all of his [[AGodAmI delusions of godhood]], Alexander starts tearing up in fear.



* Various characters in {{ComicBook/Fables}} do this when their lives are in danger or they're badly wounded. Even characters who are recognised badasses do this, and they don't get belittled for it; the comic treats war, violence and death very seriously, and nobody suggests that crying when faced with a horrible death or in terrible pain is the mark of a coward.
* Happens in {{ComicBook/Empowered}} quite a few times. Usually to [[DamselInDistress Emp]], but it happens occasionally to others. Despite the generally light tone of the comic, it actually treats trauma very seriously, and being absolutely petrified when in danger of death or mutilation is not considered to be embarrassing by any character who isn't a total moron/asshole.

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* Various characters in {{ComicBook/Fables}} ''{{ComicBook/Fables}}'' do this when their lives are in danger or they're badly wounded. Even characters who are recognised badasses do this, and they don't get belittled for it; the comic treats war, violence and death very seriously, and nobody suggests that crying when faced with a horrible death or in terrible pain is the mark of a coward.
* Happens in {{ComicBook/Empowered}} ''{{ComicBook/Empowered}}'' quite a few times. Usually to [[DamselInDistress Emp]], but it happens occasionally to others. Despite the generally light tone of the comic, it actually treats trauma very seriously, and being absolutely petrified when in danger of death or mutilation is not considered to be embarrassing by any character who isn't a total moron/asshole.
5th Dec '17 3:22:20 AM Multiplesarcasms31
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* Laurie in ''Film/{{Halloween|1978}}'' can be seen crying when she realizes Michael Myers has made his way into the house to kill her. She curls up near the couch to arm herself with a knitting needle while quietly whimpering, "Please stop, please."

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* Laurie in ''Film/{{Halloween|1978}}'' can be seen crying does this when she comes across the corpses of her friends, causing her to flee the room screaming and begins sobbing in the hallway. Also occurs at the end of the movie when she realizes [[spoiler: Michael Myers has made his way into the house to kill her. She curls up near the couch to arm herself with a knitting needle while quietly whimpering, "Please stop, please." is still alive and still after her.]]
5th Dec '17 3:18:58 AM Multiplesarcasms31
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* Laurie in ''Film/{{Halloween|1978}}'' can be seen crying when she realizes Michael Myers has made his way into the house to kill her. She curls up near the couch to arm herself with a knitting needle while quietly sobbing, "Please stop, please."

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* Laurie in ''Film/{{Halloween|1978}}'' can be seen crying when she realizes Michael Myers has made his way into the house to kill her. She curls up near the couch to arm herself with a knitting needle while quietly sobbing, whimpering, "Please stop, please."
5th Dec '17 3:16:09 AM Multiplesarcasms31
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* Laurie in ''Film/{{Halloween|1978}}'' can be seen crying when she realizes Michael Myers has made his way into the house to kill her. She curls up near the couch to arm herself with a knitting needle while quietly sobbing, "Please stop, please."
18th Nov '17 8:01:21 PM REV6Pilot
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When humans cry, their tears are used to convey various emotions -- most commonly, [[BerserkerTears anger]], [[TearfulSmile happiness]], sadness, and when having [[BrokenTears a breakdown]]. But tears also fall [[OhCrap if people are scared out of their wits]]. If this happens, it may or may not be an indicator that they are slipping into insanity as a result of the fear.

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When humans cry, their tears are used to convey various emotions -- most commonly, [[BerserkerTears anger]], [[TearfulSmile happiness]], sadness, and when having [[BrokenTears a breakdown]]. But tears also fall [[OhCrap if people are scared out of their wits]]. If this happens, it may or may not be an indicator that they are slipping into insanity or panic as a result of the fear.
15th Nov '17 4:18:40 PM marymichael
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* When Missy is hypnotizing Chris in ''Film/GetOut2017'', he starts off vaguely uncomfortable with her questions, and ends up stunned and frozen, with tears dripping down his face.
4th Nov '17 3:36:45 AM RedScharlach
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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Envy does this when [[spoiler:reduced to his true true form and Roy prepares to kill him in one shot]].

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Envy does this when [[spoiler:reduced to his true true form and Roy prepares to kill him in one shot]].



* During one of the first appearances of Comicbook/{{Venom}}, Mary Jane underwent this after the former freaked her out. Later SpiderMan, dressed in his black suit (which resembled Venom's of course), was approaching her and she mistook him for the villain. Peter lampshaded this, commenting that Mary Jane was a tough girl and wouldn't easily be scared, so whatever freaked her out like that must have been something truely frightening (as he himself would eventually find out).

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* During one of the first appearances of Comicbook/{{Venom}}, Mary Jane underwent this after the former freaked her out. Later SpiderMan, dressed in his black suit (which resembled Venom's of course), was approaching her and she mistook him for the villain. Peter lampshaded this, commenting that Mary Jane was a tough girl and wouldn't easily be scared, so whatever freaked her out like that must have been something truely truly frightening (as he himself would eventually find out).



* ''Fanfic/TheVerySecretDiary'': Ginny starts shedding these when she realizes [[spoiler: who Tom Riddle REALLY is. She starts shedding more as Tom drags her into the Chamber of Secrets, [[EvilGloating cruelly taunting her]] with how he will kill her, Harry, and her brother]].

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* ''Fanfic/TheVerySecretDiary'': Ginny starts shedding these when she realizes [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:who Tom Riddle REALLY is. She starts shedding more as Tom drags her into the Chamber of Secrets, [[EvilGloating cruelly taunting her]] with how he will kill her, Harry, and her brother]].



* ''Literature/ThatHideousStrength'': This occurs when [[spoiler: Merlin]] realizes that [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redemption equals]] being possessed and killed by an EldritchAbomination.

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* ''Literature/ThatHideousStrength'': This occurs when [[spoiler: Merlin]] [[spoiler:Merlin]] realizes that [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redemption equals]] being possessed and killed by an EldritchAbomination.
22nd Oct '17 11:47:05 PM Pamina
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': Doug Funnie in the episode, "Doug's Secret Song," when it looks like all the girls from school are about to see his goofy video of the song he wrote for Patty.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': Doug Funnie in the episode, "Doug's Secret Song," when it looks like all the girls from school are about to see his goofy video of the song he wrote for Patty.Patti.
22nd Oct '17 11:40:51 PM Pamina
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': Doug Funnie in the episode, "Doug's Secret Song"

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': Doug Funnie in the episode, "Doug's Secret Song"Song," when it looks like all the girls from school are about to see his goofy video of the song he wrote for Patty.
22nd Oct '17 11:32:17 PM Pamina
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*Papageno in ''Opera/TheMagicFlute'' cries when he gets lost in the vaults under the temples and worries that he'll be trapped there forever and starve to death.
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