History TearJerker / AceCombatTheEquestrianWar

15th May '13 2:22:40 PM Valsion
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* In chapter 4, Derpy sees her daughter being abducted by the griffins, but still tries to save her despite being wounded. She fails and breaks down into tears. By the end of the chapter though, she manages to rescue Dinky though with the help of Mirage squadron.
* Firefly's [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]] in chapter 8. [[spoiler: When she returns home to find it engulfed in flames, she learns that her parents were killed by Black Star ([[IDidWhatIHadToDo who openly admits that he killed them)]]. She tried to fight him, but was effortlessly knocked aside. As he was leaving the battered and beaten pony, expressing hope to meet her again, she burst into tears not only mourning for her parents, but also in lament over her dreams of becoming a member of the Wonderbolts being crushed]] all because of this one encounter. You can't help but feel sorry for her.
** Worst yet, [[spoiler: her parents' deaths were deemed as "unfortunate accident" because both Black Star and Firefly left the scene before any authorities arrived]].
** Firefly's pain experienced upon [[spoiler: meeting him again after five years]] in the previous chapter.
* When Fluttershy (unintentionally) kills Razor during the mission to destroy [[spoiler: the Burning Talon]] in chapter 10. After [[spoiler: it's destroyed]], she stares in disbelief at [[spoiler:the burning ruins of the superweapon]], mumbling: [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone ďWhat.... what... wh-what have I done? What have I done...?ď]]. Upon returning to Canterlot with the others, she retreats into Mission Control, where she cries alone. After Rainbow Dash tries to talk to her, she repeatedly blames herself for [[TheseHandsHaveKilled killing a sentient being]] (a villainous one, but sentient nonetheless).
** Doubles as CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when Rainbow and the rest of the Mirage squadron try to comfort Fluttershy. Bonus points for Cloud Kicker thanking Fluttershy [[IOweYouMyLife for saving her life]], which was the reason Fluttershy fought Razor in the first place. Then Rainbow Dash asks her if she wants a hug. Out of pure emotion, Fluttershy embraces Rainbow Dash and cries her eyes out, saying with a choking voice: "Iím sorry! Please, forgive me!".
* The ending of chapter 11 is pretty heartwrenching.
** [[spoiler: Gilda returns and after an unsuccessful attempt at convincing Rainbow Dash to join her, she breaks Medley's wings (and earlier on, subjects Rainbow Dash to a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown), openly betraying Rainbow Dash even though she trusted her. Medley [[TearsOfFear bursts into tears due to the excruciating pain and fear she experienced]] whilst Rainbow Dash fought her own tears back, trying to calm her down]]. Finally, [[spoiler: after Medley is taken to Canterlot Hospital, Rainbow curses her naivety and [[ItsAllMyFault blames herself]] for endangering her friend, ignoring Fluttershy and Firefly's pleas to calm down]]. It culminates [[spoiler: in a SkywardScream and Rainbow experiencing a near-catatonic HeroicBSOD]].
* The first half of chapter 12 is even worse.
** [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash drowns herself in despair while resting in the hospital, refuses to help others in defending Stalliongrad, continues to curse herself. Firefly bursts out of the room after the rest of the Mane Cast visit her; Applejack's sadness upon being unable to help Rainbow Dash as she helped her before is crushing.]] Just to drive the point home, when [[spoiler: the ponies are leaving, Fluttershy practically ''begs'' Rainbow Dash to get better and kisses her forehead, saying they will be waiting for her]]. This [[spoiler: cures Rainbow Dash of her catatonia, but [[ItsAllMyFault makes her break down again]]]]. Outside, [[spoiler: Firefly stands soaking wet in the rain as Lightning Bolt [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out]] for berating Rainbow. She suddenly yells at Lightning, telling her that she's wrong and that she ''does'' care about Rainbow Dash and her friends, but seeing her in such broken state reminded Firefly of her own DarkAndTroubledPast]]. Thankfully, things get better afterward.
* Chapter 15. ''Dear Celestia'', chapter 15. A massive DramaBomb to begin with, but in order: [[spoiler: the griffins have invaded Canterlot and seized the city, the castle being the only save place now. Many ponies are injured and some were killed during the raid. Tornado Swirl and Overdrive lost their entire squadrons, with Sea Spot having performed a HeroicSacrifice to save Overdrive. The Stingray team was wiped out completely. Then, when Fluttershy asks about Blueberry's fate, there is a slight HopeSpot that she could have survived... but then Flare Star comes in and reports that Blueberry died , but [[DyingMomentofAwesome went down in a blaze of glory]]. Moments later, it is revealed that, on their way from Trottingham, Flare Star's team was intercepted and she lost one of her wingmares... who happens to be Raindrops, one of Derpy's best friends]]. That's not all of it, though. [[spoiler: Carrot Top was recovered from the battlefield, mortally wounded. In a truly heartbreaking manner, she tells Derpy to keep on living and survive the war before [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying peacefully in Derpy's arms]], [[GoOutWithASmile smiling until the end]]. Derpy breaks down in despair, later bidding a touching farewell to Carrot Top before going to see Dinky]]. And this is just the ''first half'' of the chapter.
** InUniverse, this situation is so depressing that even Cloud Kicker, established as being the most cheerful pegasus among the main heroes, lets her WaterWorks completely loose. Not only because she is saddened by the other ponies' deaths, but also because she fears her best friend may die as well.
--> '''Cloud Kicker''': ''(sobbing)'' I-I-Iím scared, Lightning! Terrified! So much death... I feel s-s-so sa-ad... Nopony deserves t-that much suffering... What i-i-i-if... What if you die, too? I... I donít think m-m-my heart could take i-it...
** [[AceCombat6 Shamrock]] telling Fluttershy about his dead little sister. And because he witnessed [[spoiler: Carrot Top's death]], it only reminded him of Morning Glow. He additionally blames himself for not saving [[spoiler: Carrot Top]]. Having a chance, he instead went to help the pegasi. Fluttershy manages to snap him out of it, but still.
--> '''Shamrock''': Iím no angel... just a weak pegasus pretending to be one... I failed again.
** Finally, Derpy having to tell Dinky about [[spoiler: Carrot Top]] going into the BigSleep. Despite hearing that term, Dinky understands that she has passed away.
--> '''Dinky''': Mommy... is auntie [[spoiler: Carrot]]... dead?
** At this point, Derpy, emotionally exhausted, shatters completely for a while.
** The author himself confessed he suffered from [[CreatorBreakdown mild depression]] while writing this chapter.
* Firefly going through a crisis in chapter 16. It turns out the reason she was sometimes cold and apathetic towards the other ponies was due to [[spoiler: losing her family]]. After Princesses Celestia and Luna make her realize that, they additionally state that even though they can raise the sun and the moon, they are unable to revive the dead. Hearing this, Firefly starts shedding tears.
--> '''Firefly''': Mom... Dad... I miss you... I miss you so much...
* The scenes in Garden of the Fallen in the epilogue.
21st Feb '13 7:15:11 AM Arha
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** [[AceCombat6 Shamrock]] telling Fluttershy about his DeadLittleSister. And because he witnessed [[spoiler: Carrot Top's death]], it only reminded him of Morning Glow. He additionally blames himself for not saving [[spoiler: Carrot Top]]. Having a chance, he instead went to help the pegasi. Fluttershy manages to snap him out of it, but still.

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** [[AceCombat6 Shamrock]] telling Fluttershy about his DeadLittleSister.dead little sister. And because he witnessed [[spoiler: Carrot Top's death]], it only reminded him of Morning Glow. He additionally blames himself for not saving [[spoiler: Carrot Top]]. Having a chance, he instead went to help the pegasi. Fluttershy manages to snap him out of it, but still.
7th Nov '12 9:04:37 AM Valsion
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* Firefly's backstory in chapter 8. [[spoiler: When she returns home to find it engulfed in flames, she learns that her parents were killed by Black Star ([[IDidWhatIHadToDo who openly admits that he killed them)]]. She tried to fight him, but was effortlessly knocked aside. As he was leaving the battered and beaten pony, expressing hope to meet her again, she burst into tears not only mourning for her parents, but also in lament over her dreams of becoming a member of the Wonderbolts being crushed]] all because of this one encounter. You can't help but feel sorry for her.
** Her pain experienced upon [[spoiler: meeting him again after five years]] in the previous chapter.

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* Firefly's backstory [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]] in chapter 8. [[spoiler: When she returns home to find it engulfed in flames, she learns that her parents were killed by Black Star ([[IDidWhatIHadToDo who openly admits that he killed them)]]. She tried to fight him, but was effortlessly knocked aside. As he was leaving the battered and beaten pony, expressing hope to meet her again, she burst into tears not only mourning for her parents, but also in lament over her dreams of becoming a member of the Wonderbolts being crushed]] all because of this one encounter. You can't help but feel sorry for her.
** Her Worst yet, [[spoiler: her parents' deaths were deemed as "unfortunate accident" because both Black Star and Firefly left the scene before any authorities arrived]].
** Firefly's
pain experienced upon [[spoiler: meeting him again after five years]] in the previous chapter.
29th Aug '12 7:01:31 AM Valsion
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** At this point, the emotionally exhausted Derpy shatters completely for a while.

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** At this point, the Derpy, emotionally exhausted Derpy exhausted, shatters completely for a while.
16th Aug '12 10:17:17 AM Valsion
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** InUniverse, this situation is so depressing that even Cloud Kicker, established as being the most cheerful pegasus among the main heroes, lets her WaterWorks completely loose. Not only because she is saddened by the other ponies' death, but also because she fears her best friend may die as well.

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** InUniverse, this situation is so depressing that even Cloud Kicker, established as being the most cheerful pegasus among the main heroes, lets her WaterWorks completely loose. Not only because she is saddened by the other ponies' death, deaths, but also because she fears her best friend may die as well.
1st Aug '12 5:10:31 AM Valsion
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* The scenes in Garden of the Fallen.

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* The scenes in Garden of the Fallen.Fallen in the epilogue.
1st Aug '12 5:07:16 AM Valsion
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* Gardens of the Fallen.

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* Gardens The scenes in Garden of the Fallen.
1st Aug '12 5:06:03 AM Valsion
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--> '''Firefly''': Mom... Dad... I miss you... I miss you so much...

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--> '''Firefly''': Mom... Dad... I miss you... I miss you so much...much...
* Gardens of the Fallen.
28th Jul '12 9:32:53 AM lu127
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* The first half of chapter 12 is [[ItGotWorse even worse]].

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* The first half of chapter 12 is [[ItGotWorse even worse]].worse.
4th Jul '12 2:16:33 PM Valsion
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** InUniverse, this situation is so depressing that even Cloud Kicker, established as being the most cheerful pegasus among the main heros, lets her WaterWorks completely loose. Not only because she is saddened by the other ponies' death, but also because she fears her best friend may die as well.

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** InUniverse, this situation is so depressing that even Cloud Kicker, established as being the most cheerful pegasus among the main heros, heroes, lets her WaterWorks completely loose. Not only because she is saddened by the other ponies' death, but also because she fears her best friend may die as well.
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