History TearJerker / BaldursGate

28th Apr '17 11:34:48 AM LittleSheep
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* Durlag's Tower... just the backstory of Durlag's Tower. A dwarven hero builds this home for treasures and family in the late days of his adventures, and then it gets infiltrated by Doppelgangers whom systematically murder his entire clan until only he remains. Then Durlag goes made after slaughtering them because they ''still wore his family's faces''!
14th Jan '17 5:33:27 AM NightShade96
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* Brage, former captain of the Amnish guard and an all around decent guy -- until he obtains a cursed sword of berserking. The curse drives him to kill his entire family, a merchant caravan (both people and horses), and who knows how many other people in between by the time you catch up to him. If you choose to return him to the Temple of Helm, Brage will be horrified by what he's done (even though he couldn't control it) and say that he no longer wants to live. Nalin, the priest, instead insists he atone for it all. Try talking to Brage after he comes to his senses and you're met with a mix of insane laughter and distraught sobbing.
* Viconia's ending if romanced. It's such a downer that the above-mentioned Edwin romance mod comes with a happier ending for a romanced Viconia thrown in, though it only triggers if the player "redeems her" and causes her CharacterAlignment to shift to TrueNeutral.
* Rasaad's endings; all three. No matter what comes, he dies in ignominy, whatever happiness he enjoyed ending with a miserable death. And no matter what happens, Alorgoth gets off scot-free, the vengeance that defined and shaped Rasaad's CharacterDevelopment left unfulfilled.
14th Apr '16 8:43:57 AM Seth_Phoenix2000
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* Farmer Brun's Missing Son. Elderly Farmer Brun asks you to look for his son, Nathan, who went to investigate missing livestock. You go to look for him in the Ankheg's Nest and after fighting your way through Ankhegs, you find his body. You can't take him to get resurrected, he's gone for good. You take him back to his father, who is heartbroken, as he lost not only his son, but will lose his land as well, as he is now too feeble to work. That is unless you choose to give him 100 gold pieces to help him get by. Still, he lost his only son, and will be alone.
13th Jul '15 11:23:52 PM Koveras
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* At the end of ''ThroneOfBhaal'', if you're in a relationship with Jaheira, her reaction to whichever decision you make is worthy of the name TearJerker.

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* At the end of ''ThroneOfBhaal'', ''VideoGame/ThroneOfBhaal'', if you're in a relationship with Jaheira, her reaction to whichever decision you make is worthy of the name TearJerker.
1st Apr '15 3:54:37 AM MinisterOfSinister
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* ''[[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate II]]''. [[spoiler: Yoshimo's death. The fact that he's the only proper thief in the game is also sad.]]
** Jon Irenicus's speech to [[spoiler: Ellesime]] at the Tree of Life helped to humanise and add tragedy to a character who up until that point had been an unrepentant, sadistic MagnificentBastard.

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* ''[[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate II]]''. [[spoiler: Yoshimo's death. The fact Just as bad is the barrage of [[WhatTheHellHero sad]] [[WeUsedToBeFriends and]] [[EtTuBrute betrayed]]-sounding comments from your companions that he's the only proper thief in the game is also sad.precede it.]]
** * Jon Irenicus's speech to [[spoiler: Ellesime]] at the Tree of Life helped to humanise and add tragedy to a character who up until that point had been an unrepentant, sadistic MagnificentBastard.



** At the end of ''ThroneOfBhaal'', if you're in a relationship with Jaheira, her reaction to whichever decision you make is worthy of the name TearJerker.
** The ending WhereAreTheyNow stories for party members are often quite TearJerker-y. At least, Minsc's "they're together still, up among the stars where hamsters are giants and men become legend". Viconia's [[spoiler:romanced ending where her past finally catches up with her and she is denied even the experience of seeing her son grow up by the ever-scheming Lolth and her followers]] is also liable to make your eyes water.
*** Kelsey's romance mod can make players tear up every time. Not helped by the almost sobbing of the voice actor.
**** Kelsey. Tree Of Life. "So let me just say this. I love you. I need you. And I am with you until the end." It's voiced. Cue waterworks!

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** * At the end of ''ThroneOfBhaal'', if you're in a relationship with Jaheira, her reaction to whichever decision you make is worthy of the name TearJerker.
** * The ending WhereAreTheyNow stories for party members are often quite TearJerker-y. At least, Minsc's "they're together still, up among the stars where hamsters are giants and men become legend". Viconia's [[spoiler:romanced ending where her past finally catches up with her and she is denied even the experience of seeing her son grow up by the ever-scheming Lolth and her followers]] is also liable to make your eyes water.
*** ** Kelsey's romance mod can make players tear up every time. Not helped by the almost sobbing of the voice actor.
**** *** Kelsey. Tree Of Life. "So let me just say this. I love you. I need you. And I am with you until the end." It's voiced. Cue waterworks!
6th Feb '15 5:41:08 AM ChrisX
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** Even worse, when it's the other original romance options doing these things, the only things voiced are [[spoiler:the illusions of their loved ones]], the victim does not have voice acting. Aerie? Her whole breakdown is ''voiced'', so you get to hear Creator/KathSoucie making her sound completely desperate and in anguish, and ''goddammit it was that effective'' to show the trope BreakTheCutie.
16th Sep '14 2:10:55 AM MinisterOfSinister
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16th Sep '14 2:10:54 AM MinisterOfSinister
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** The ending WhereAreTheyNow stories for party members quite TearJerker-y. At least, Minsc's "they're together still, up among the stars where hamsters are giants and men become legend". Viconia's [[spoiler: romanced non-ascension ending where her past finally catches up with her and she is denied even the experience of seeing her son grow up by the ever-scheming Lolth and her followers]] is also liable to make your eyes water.

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** The ending WhereAreTheyNow stories for party members are often quite TearJerker-y. At least, Minsc's "they're together still, up among the stars where hamsters are giants and men become legend". Viconia's [[spoiler: romanced non-ascension [[spoiler:romanced ending where her past finally catches up with her and she is denied even the experience of seeing her son grow up by the ever-scheming Lolth and her followers]] is also liable to make your eyes water.



** Speaking of Saradush, delving into Yaga-Shura's backstory is something of a tear jerker all of its own; not because it makes him any less of a monster - if anything it just makes him worse - but meeting his adoptive mother Nyalee is a pretty tragic experience. She explains to you that in life, she was a priestess of Bhaal who adopted Yaga-Shura in infancy. Although Bhaal would have wanted her to kill him as a baby, she raised him as best she could and even helped him achieve invulnerability by cutting his own heart out and placing it in a SoulJar. He then did the same to her to prevent her from undoing her work; this comes back to bite him on the ass in a big, big way when her shade is only too happy to help you render him vulnerable in exchange for the return of her own. The tissue-wiping starts when she restores her own heart and remembers her emotions, including her lost love for the giant she raised as if he came from her own womb...
-->"''And... there. It be done, a simple thing, it is. The boy's heart is cold, now. As... as cold as his mother's old heart... You... you will hurts my boy, won't you? No... [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone no, what has Nyalee done?!]] My poor boy, the spawn-child will hurts him! Nyalee must stops him/her!! Come, spirits of the glade! Come, woodsies of the forest!! We... [[MamaBear we must protects my boy! My precious Yaga-Shura!!]]''"



* A short line from Imoen, after the revelation of her [[spoiler: Bhaalspawn]] power

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* A short line from Imoen, after the revelation of her [[spoiler: Bhaalspawn]] powerstatus.
2nd Jul '14 6:46:49 PM Matt620
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* A short line from Imoen, after the revelation of her [[spoiler: Bhaalspawn]] power
--> ''Imoen:'' I don't feel like I fit in with the people of the city anymore.
24th Nov '13 3:57:42 PM ChrisX
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** This troper considers the ending WhereAreTheyNow stories for party members quite TearJerker-y. At least, Minsc's "they're together still, up among the stars where hamsters are giants and men become legend". Viconia's [[spoiler: romanced non-ascension ending where her past finally catches up with her and she is denied even the experience of seeing her son grow up by the ever-scheming Lolth and her followers]] is also liable to make your eyes water.
*** This troper has played quite a few mod romances to that stage, and Kelsey's makes her tear up every time. Not helped by the almost sobbing of the voice actor.

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** This troper considers the The ending WhereAreTheyNow stories for party members quite TearJerker-y. At least, Minsc's "they're together still, up among the stars where hamsters are giants and men become legend". Viconia's [[spoiler: romanced non-ascension ending where her past finally catches up with her and she is denied even the experience of seeing her son grow up by the ever-scheming Lolth and her followers]] is also liable to make your eyes water.
*** This troper has played quite a few mod romances to that stage, and Kelsey's makes her romance mod can make players tear up every time. Not helped by the almost sobbing of the voice actor.



* This troper was horrified when the Master Wraith in ''Throne of Bhaal'' [[BreakTheCutie teared down]] Aerie.

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* This troper was horrified when the The Master Wraith in ''Throne of Bhaal'' WILL [[BreakTheCutie teared down]] Aerie.tear up]] your romance option, but none came close to utter heartbreaking like Aerie. To wit: [[spoiler:he conjured an image of her mother, who proceeds to blame her for getting the latter killed by more sadistic slavers, all because Aerie ''dared'' to go missing from her]]. Aerie may be a little too whiny for her own good, but on the other hand, hearing her completely break down sobbing and begging it to stop is just too much.
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