History TearJerker / BuffyTheVampireSlayer

16th Apr '17 8:27:10 AM ShorinBJ
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* 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-wrentching. 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.

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* 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-wrentching.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- plan -- the one that he has spent hundreds of years building towards- towards -- just to take revenge upon Buffy.



* When Faith and Buffy switch bodies and Faith (in Buffy's body) is beating up Buffy (in Faith's body). It's clear that Faith is screaming and beating up herself and not Buffy. The desperation, despair and hatred for herself is heartbreaking.

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* When Faith and Buffy switch bodies and Faith (in Buffy's body) is beating up Buffy (in Faith's body). It's clear that Faith is screaming at and beating up herself and not Buffy. The desperation, despair and hatred for herself is heartbreaking.
14th Apr '17 4:39:03 PM RobertMacQuarrie1
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* 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-wrentching. 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.
2nd Apr '17 5:26:36 PM doops
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** The initial breakup in "Wild at Heart", especially the part where Willow discovers Oz cheated on her and him leaving at the end.
2nd Apr '17 5:39:10 AM beergood
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* Becoming part 1. We get Buffy that is off to fight Angel while everyone else is still at the library with the spell to restore Angel's soul, only at this point vampires start popping up and taking everyone out from Willow to Xander to Giles, and then Drusilla comes in and offs Kendra. Aside from Buffy (who actually gave herself up to The Master last season instead of losing to him in a fatal fight), this is the first time we've really seen a vampire slayer lose in a fight - and their life. What follows is Giles being taken away by Drusilla and Buffy arriving back at the school all too late, with the music that had been playing throughout this whole scene finally coming to an end, with Buffy running back to the library in slow motion and we even hear the sound of a heart beating.

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* Becoming part 1. We get Buffy that is off to fight Angel while everyone else is still at the library with the spell to restore Angel's soul, only at this point vampires start popping up and taking everyone out from Willow to Xander to Giles, and then Drusilla comes in and offs Kendra. Aside from Buffy (who actually gave herself up to The Master last season instead of losing to him in a fatal fight), this is the first time we've really seen a vampire slayer lose in a fight - and their life. What follows is Giles being taken away by Drusilla and Buffy arriving back at the school all too late, with the music that had been playing throughout this whole scene finally coming to an end, with Buffy running back to the library in slow motion and we even hear the sound of a heart beating.Kendra's heartbeat fading and stopping just as Buffy gets there.
16th Feb '17 6:04:12 AM Kilyle
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*** Especially the way he can't meet her eyes. Like he knows he's lost that connection and doesn't deserve to be on a level with her anymore.
25th Nov '16 6:15:45 PM NCToni
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* In ''School Hard'', when everyone is locked in different parts of the school, hiding from the army of vampires, Giles starts to panic, considering going out into the halls to find Buffy, despite Ms. Calender's warnings. The emotion in his voice is quite touching.
--> '''Giles:''' ''(choked up)'' I-I-I'm the Watcher, I'm responsible for her, I have to go.
24th Nov '16 7:14:12 PM haloinsider
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* In "Restless", Buffy's dream has her intrude upon a meeting between Riley and Adam. The latter had been killed by Buffy in the previous episode and now appears here completely human, and, aside from his immense height, is almost unrecognizable from his Bio-mechanical demonoid form. He spends some time mildly antagonizing Buffy, [[NotSoDifferent noting how they're not too dissimilar from each other, or from demons, for that matter, when it comes to their aggression.]] Finally, Riley tries to dismiss Buffy by saying that they have to do "a lot of filing, giving things names." Picking up on that last part, a genuinely affected Buffy asks Adam what his name was, and his response is surprisingly sad.
-->'''Buffy''': What was yours?
-->'''Adam''': Before Adam? (''Lights dim around him'') Not a man among us can remember.
2nd Nov '16 8:56:13 AM Kereea1
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** The fact that ''Harmony''of all people manage to bring the majority of those insecurities to the fore only makes it more painful.

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** The fact that ''Harmony''of ''Harmony'' of all people manage managed to bring the majority of those insecurities to the fore only makes it more painful.


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* Andrew seeing what the others say behind his back. While he's clearly upset that the Scoobies don't trust him, he accepts it...but seeing Brian and Clive criticizing him as well pushes him so far he nearly leaves the city.
** Brian implying there's something wrong with Andrew because it took him so long to realize he was gay, a fear Andrew had expressed earlier in the season.
22nd Sep '16 9:46:39 PM nombretomado
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** The same applies for the swelling music when Giles finds [[spoiler:Jenny on the bed with her neck snapped]]. The ''O Soave Fanciulla'' aria from Puccini's ''LaBoheme'' is a CrowningMusicOfAwesome and already a TearJerker in itself, but the use in this scene is heartbreaking.

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** The same applies for the swelling music when Giles finds [[spoiler:Jenny on the bed with her neck snapped]]. The ''O Soave Fanciulla'' aria from Puccini's ''LaBoheme'' ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' is a CrowningMusicOfAwesome and already a TearJerker in itself, but the use in this scene is heartbreaking.
7th Sep '16 1:08:51 PM Kereea1
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[[folder: Season 10 / Angel & Faith vol. 2]]
* 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.
** We get an echo of Spike and Buffy from ''Chosen.'' Dawn tries to snap Xander out of Dracula's thrall by saying she loves him...
---> '''Xander''': No you don't.
** Worse, the emotional reset means Dawn has to to through Joyce's death ''again''.
* Willow's love life. She realizes she can't really trust Arwen since Arwen is a trickster deity and breaks up with her. She then starts dating Lake, but when she decides to stop working with the government that relationship ends too.
* Spike's arc shows us that even if he's functioning better than he did in season 7, his insecurities are still a huge problem for him to the point where he's so sure he's not good enough that he tries to break up with Buffy [[spoiler: who thankfully snaps him out of it]]. When Archaeus sends him false dreams to make him think he's killing again, Spike thinks he's going mad again. He's also ''terrified'' of letting Buffy in his head since he's scared his past will run her off.
** The fact that ''Harmony''of all people manage to bring the majority of those insecurities to the fore only makes it more painful.
* When they realize they have to leave Dawn behind in a hell dimension to close a portal and prevent an apocalypse. Buffy outright breaks down, and Spike is unable to comfort her right away since he's still angry Dawn was left behind.
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