History TearJerker / BuffyTheVampireSlayer

7th May '18 9:34:29 AM AmuckCricetine
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* The first breakdown came during the final scene of "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E9TheWish}} The Wish]]", with the sad music playing as Buffy stakes Evil!Xander, Oz kills Evil!Willow and then Buffy [[spoiler: gets her neck broken.]] All interspersed with Giles.

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* The first breakdown came during the final scene of "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E9TheWish}} The Wish]]", Wish]]":
** The series' first breakdown came during the final scene
with the sad music playing as Buffy stakes Evil!Xander, Oz kills Evil!Willow and then Buffy [[spoiler: gets her neck broken.]] All interspersed with Giles.



* Despite it being an alternate reality, watching all those much beloved characters die in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E9TheWish}} The Wish]]" was heartbreaking... but by far the hardest was seeing Oz stake Willow.

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* ** Despite it being an alternate reality, watching all those much beloved characters die in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E9TheWish}} The Wish]]" was heartbreaking... but by far the hardest was seeing Oz stake Willow.



*** Cordelia's "death scene"

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*** ** Cordelia's "death scene"
7th May '18 8:27:55 AM AmuckCricetine
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* Xander and Dawn trying to make thins work even though her emotions are reset and she doesn't love him anymore. It's just so painful that it's honestly a relief when Xander realizes they have to break up.

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* Xander and Dawn trying to make thins things work even though her emotions are reset and she doesn't love him anymore. It's just so painful that it's honestly a relief when Xander realizes they have to break up.
29th Apr '18 11:52:00 AM AmuckCricetine
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** There's a stealth tearjerker in the form of a throwaway line when Buffy tells Giles that she had a 'dream' where Angel came back (when actually he HAS returned and Buffy is trying to find out how and why). Giles replies that after Jenny died he often had dreams where she was alive, because he managed to save her.
** This also has a rather upsetting subtext, because it implies that Giles feels personally responsible for not saving her life.



* Despite it being an alternate reality, watching all those much beloved characters die in "The Wish" was heartbreaking... but by far the hardest was seeing Oz stake Willow.

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* Despite it being an alternate reality, watching all those much beloved characters die in "The Wish" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E9TheWish}} The Wish]]" was heartbreaking... but by far the hardest was seeing Oz stake Willow.



* Heck, it may not make other people cry, and it certainly ends in one of the cheesiest scenes ever, but at the end of 'Amends' when Angel and Buffy finally have it out on top of a hilltop as Angel waits for the sun to rise and burn him. The two of them are acting like they have never acted before, and it is heart-rending, to see just how much they both clearly still love each other.

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* Heck, it may not make other people cry, and it certainly ends in one of the cheesiest scenes ever, but at the end of 'Amends' "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E10Amends}} Amends]]" when Angel and Buffy finally have it out on top of a hilltop as Angel waits for the sun to rise and burn him. The two of them are acting like they have never acted before, and it is heart-rending, to see just how much they both clearly still love each other.



* Buffy's reaction to Giles' deception in "Helpless" was gut-wrenching.
* Willow sobbing in a bathroom stall after finding out that Xander and Faith had sex in "Consequences", then cutting to a scene of Xander alone after having found out that the guys Faith sleeps with are a joke to her. Especially sad when you realize that that's it for any romantic connection between Xander and Willow, and with the exception of Season Six's finale they never really seem as close again after that.
* Oz had a throwaway line in "Earshot" where he said the school paper had an obituary section. Speaks volumes on the [[CrapsackWorld crappiness of the Buffyverse]].
* The award Jonathan gives Buffy during "The Prom". That whole scene actually, but this is what starts the tears.

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* Buffy's reaction to Giles' deception in "Helpless" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E12Helpless}} Helpless]]" was gut-wrenching.
* Willow sobbing in a bathroom stall after finding out that Xander and Faith had sex in "Consequences", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E15Consequences}} Consequences]]", then cutting to a scene of Xander alone after having found out that the guys Faith sleeps with are a joke to her. Especially sad when you realize that that's it for any romantic connection between Xander and Willow, and with the exception of Season Six's finale they never really seem as close again after that.
* Oz had a throwaway line in "Earshot" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E18Earshot}} Earshot]]" where he said the school paper had an obituary section. Speaks volumes on the [[CrapsackWorld crappiness of the Buffyverse]].
* The award Jonathan gives Buffy during "The Prom"."[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E20TheProm}} The Prom]]". That whole scene actually, but this is what starts the tears.



* Also from "The Prom", Giles and Buffy's conversation after she gets the Class Protector award.

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* Also from "The Prom", ** Giles and Buffy's conversation after she gets the Class Protector award.



* Buffy and Angel's silent farewell to each other at the end of "Graduation Day, Part 2." They both seem to understand now that Angel leaving Sunnydale is for the best, but their faces show how much it really hurts the two of them.
* The Mayor standing over Faith's bed in "Graduation Day, Part 2." While he may be the season's Big Bad and is planning on the destruction of the entire town and hundreds if not thousands of innocent people, watching the Mayor look over Faith, being told she'll likely never wake up, is heart-wrenching. It's clear with this scene that the Mayor clearly loved Faith like a daughter, and wanted to share his victory with her. It's also telling that this act is the one thing that actually makes the Mayor lose his cool for the first time in the entire season, and endangers his entire plan -- the one that he has spent hundreds of years building towards -- just to take revenge upon Buffy.
* There's a stealth tearjerker in the form of a throwaway line in 'Beauty and the Beasts', when Buffy tells Giles that she had a 'dream' where Angel came back (when actually he HAS returned and Buffy is trying to find out how and why). Giles replies that after Jenny died he often had dreams where she was alive, because he managed to save her.
** This also has a rather upsetting subtext, because it implies that Giles feels personally responsible for not saving her life.
* Wesley gets a minor one. He was a smug, uppity watcher who wound up making a huge mess when he tried to have Faith sent out of the country for her murders, and his attitude and ill-advised decisions wind up with Buffy refusing to cooperate with the Watcher's Council any longer, and himself being fired. So when he slowly walks into the library in "Graduation, Part 2," he's genuinely ready to help with the Mayor's ascension, but he sounds so utterly ''defeated.'' This after Cordelia earlier reported that Wesley had been crying after Buffy's rejection. Luckily, he got a new lease on life over on ''Series/{{Angel}}.'' [[spoiler: Before it all became an even bigger mess.]]

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* Buffy and Angel's silent farewell to each other at the end of "Graduation "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E22GraduationDayPart2}} Graduation Day, Part 2." 2]]". They both seem to understand now that Angel leaving Sunnydale is for the best, but their faces show how much it really hurts the two of them.
* ** The Mayor standing over Faith's bed in "Graduation Day, Part 2." bed. While he may be the season's Big Bad and is planning on the destruction of the entire town and hundreds if not thousands of innocent people, watching the Mayor look over Faith, being told she'll likely never wake up, is heart-wrenching. It's clear with this scene that the Mayor clearly loved Faith like a daughter, and wanted to share his victory with her. It's also telling that this act is the one thing that actually makes the Mayor lose his cool for the first time in the entire season, and endangers his entire plan -- the one that he has spent hundreds of years building towards -- just to take revenge upon Buffy.
* There's a stealth tearjerker in the form of a throwaway line in 'Beauty and the Beasts', when Buffy tells Giles that she had a 'dream' where Angel came back (when actually he HAS returned and Buffy is trying to find out how and why). Giles replies that after Jenny died he often had dreams where she was alive, because he managed to save her.
** This also has a rather upsetting subtext, because it implies that Giles feels personally responsible for not saving her life.
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Wesley gets a minor one. He was a smug, uppity watcher who wound up making a huge mess when he tried to have Faith sent out of the country for her murders, and his attitude and ill-advised decisions wind up with Buffy refusing to cooperate with the Watcher's Council any longer, and himself being fired. So when he slowly walks into the library in "Graduation, Part 2," library, he's genuinely ready to help with the Mayor's ascension, but he sounds so utterly ''defeated.'' This after Cordelia earlier reported that Wesley had been crying after Buffy's rejection. Luckily, he got a new lease on life over on ''Series/{{Angel}}.'' [[spoiler: Before it all became an even bigger mess.]]
25th Apr '18 3:39:51 PM Scraggle
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** When Dawn's at school, the girl's demanding to know know what's going on, where's her mom, and breaks down in big noes and tears in front of everyone, then the camera switches to an "empty space" drawing, symbolizing how Joyce is gone. I felt my eyes watering at that point.

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** When Dawn's at school, the girl's demanding to know know what's going on, where's her mom, and breaks down in big noes and tears in front of everyone, then the camera switches to an "empty space" drawing, symbolizing how Joyce is gone. I felt my eyes watering at that point.
4th Apr '18 3:07:57 AM haloinsider
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As a show about the pains of growing up, seen through the filter of fighting the forces of Evil and Darkness on an everyday basis, ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' naturally has no shortage of shattering moments. This is pretty much the norm for Creator/JossWhedon. The Scooby Gang suffers through a lot in their time at Sunnydale, and while they keep on fighting through it all, that doesn't mean that the sad moments aren't any less powerful.

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As a show about the pains of growing up, seen through the filter of fighting the a fight against forces of Evil and Darkness on an everyday basis, ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' naturally has no shortage of shattering moments. This is pretty much the norm for Creator/JossWhedon. The Scooby Gang suffers through a lot in their time at Sunnydale, and while they keep on fighting through it all, that doesn't mean that the sad moments aren't any less powerful.
4th Apr '18 3:07:16 AM haloinsider
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Several of those moments include:

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Several Some of those moments the most notable examples include:
4th Apr '18 3:06:43 AM haloinsider
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As a show about the pains of growing up, seen through the filter of fighting the forces of Evil and Darkness on an everyday basis, ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' naturally has no shortage of shattering moments. This is pretty much the norm for Creator/JossWhedon. The Scooby Gang suffers through a lot in their time at Sunnydale.

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As a show about the pains of growing up, seen through the filter of fighting the forces of Evil and Darkness on an everyday basis, ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' naturally has no shortage of shattering moments. This is pretty much the norm for Creator/JossWhedon. The Scooby Gang suffers through a lot in their time at Sunnydale.Sunnydale, and while they keep on fighting through it all, that doesn't mean that the sad moments aren't any less powerful.
4th Apr '18 3:05:32 AM haloinsider
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As a show about the pains of growing seen through the filter of fighting the forces of Evil and Darkness on an everyday basis, ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' naturally has no shortage of shattering moments littered throughout its run. It helps that heartwrenching TearJerker scenes are pretty much the norm for Creator/JossWhedon.

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As a show about the pains of growing up, seen through the filter of fighting the forces of Evil and Darkness on an everyday basis, ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' naturally has no shortage of shattering moments littered throughout its run. It helps that heartwrenching TearJerker scenes are moments. This is pretty much the norm for Creator/JossWhedon.Creator/JossWhedon. The Scooby Gang suffers through a lot in their time at Sunnydale.
3rd Apr '18 6:55:05 AM haloinsider
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As a show about the pains of growing seen through the filter of fighting the forces of Evil and Darkness on an everyday basis, ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' naturally has no shortage of shattering moments littered throughout its run. It helps that heartwrenching TearJerker scenes are pretty much the norm for Creator/JossWhedon. Several of those moments include:

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As a show about the pains of growing seen through the filter of fighting the forces of Evil and Darkness on an everyday basis, ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' naturally has no shortage of shattering moments littered throughout its run. It helps that heartwrenching TearJerker scenes are pretty much the norm for Creator/JossWhedon.

Several of those moments include:
2nd Apr '18 1:59:22 PM haloinsider
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[[caption-width-right:300:"...Mom? ...Mom? ...Mommy?"]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:"...[[caption-width-right:300:''"...Mom? ...Mom? ...Mommy?"]]
Mommy?"'']]



[[caption-width-right:312: "Giles, I'm 16 years old. I don't wanna die."]]

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[[caption-width-right:312: "Giles, ''"Giles, I'm 16 years old. I don't wanna die."]]
"'']]



[[caption-width-right:312:"Close your eyes."]]

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[[caption-width-right:312:"Close [[caption-width-right:312:''"Close your eyes."]]"'']]



[[caption-width-right:312:"Am I a thing worth saving, huh? Am I a righteous man? The world wants me gone."\\

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[[caption-width-right:312:"Am [[caption-width-right:312:''"Am I a thing worth saving, huh? Am I a righteous man? The world wants me gone."\\"''\\



"What about me?"]]

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"What ''"What about me?"]]me?"'']]



[[caption-width-right:312:"Oz...don't you love me?"\\

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[[caption-width-right:312:"Oz...[[caption-width-right:312:''"Oz...don't you love me?"\\me?"''\\



"My whole life, I've never loved anything else."]]

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"My ''"My whole life, I've never loved anything else."]]"'']]



[[caption-width-right:350:"The hardest thing in this world...is to live in it."]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"The [[caption-width-right:350:''"The hardest thing in this world...is to live in it."]]
"'']]



[[caption-width-right:350:"Your shirt."]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"Your [[caption-width-right:350:''"Your shirt."]]
"'']]



[[caption-width-right:312:"Can we rest?"]]

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[[caption-width-right:312:"Can [[caption-width-right:312:''"Can we rest?"]]
rest?"'']]
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