History TearJerker / CaveStory

22nd May '16 8:19:00 AM GBAuraRebirth
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* The deaths of King and Toroko, made worse by the player having to kill Toroko themselves after she's forcibly given the game's PsychoSerum. This is only made worse when you see the max level of The Sword. King ''himself'' appears as a ghost, attacking your enemies. And then, a couple levels later, you lose Dr. Booster and if you fail to get the rope, Curly Brace too. Curly doesn't even get a death scene. Just "There is no reply." from her drowned body after she gives you her air bubble. Thanks heaploads for the survivor's guilt, ''VideoGame/CaveStory''. When you leave, the shutter closes behind you, leaving her to drown. Add in the spooky dark music, and the result is just... ugh. Even worse is when the entire island is breaking down, and it goes through screenshots of the island falling to pieces. And the second to last one you are forced to see is the exact same place where you left Curly to die. All set to gut-wrenchingly sad music. The dog you meet in the Plantation tells you to, "Say hi to Curly for me!" If you didn't save her, it's a real sock in the gut. And as if one evil moment wasn't enough, The Doctor then goes on to turn Sue and Misery into hideously mutated, mind-controlled puppets when he goes OneWingedAngel. To say nothing of whatever the hell happened to the Egg Corridor while you were in the Labyrinth.
** And if you do figure out that you have to get the Tow Rope by skipping the Booster v0.8 to save Curly, but not that [[GuideDangIt you have to time a jump precisely to get to an cabin that will barely catch a player's attention unless they've checked a guide]], then you will carry Curly with you till the next boss fight, except then in addition to Curly being separated from you after you win, a text box appears saying: [[PlayerPunch "Curly's life functions have ceased."]]
** Toroko's transformation guts you because it's a really hard boss fight, so you will probably have to watch it over, and over, and over...
** Not to mention [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2tAindOZuc Toroko's theme]]. It's so carefree and happy, yet if you've played the game before, you know what's going to happen.
* [[ColdBloodedTorture Bal]][[AndIMustScream los]]'s story. Once a powerful magician who did nothing with his powers but use them for the benefit of his fellow citizens, his king decides that he's too good for his kingdom and has him captured and tortured beyond belief. The end result? He goes ''completely'' insane, and ends up destroying the kingdom whose people he once bore nothing but love for. Sealed off by his sister to keep his powers from harming the outside world, it's no wonder that when you finally meet him, [[ICannotSelfTerminate he begs you to]] [[MercyKill kill him]]. [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil While maniacally threatening to kill you.]]

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* The [[spoiler:The deaths of King and Toroko, made worse by the player having to kill Toroko themselves after she's forcibly given the game's PsychoSerum. This is only made worse when you see the max level of The Sword. King ''himself'' appears as a ghost, attacking your enemies. And then, a couple levels later, you lose Dr. Booster and if you fail to get the rope, Curly Brace too. Curly doesn't even get a death scene. Just "There is no reply." from her drowned body after she gives you her air bubble. Thanks heaploads for the survivor's guilt, ''VideoGame/CaveStory''.Cave Story. When you leave, the shutter closes behind you, leaving her to drown. Add in the spooky dark music, and the result is just... ugh. Even worse is when the entire island is breaking down, and it goes through screenshots of the island falling to pieces. And the second to last one you are forced to see is the exact same place where you left Curly to die. All set to gut-wrenchingly sad music. The dog you meet in the Plantation tells you to, "Say hi to Curly for me!" If you didn't save her, it's a real sock in the gut. And as if one evil moment wasn't enough, The Doctor then goes on to turn Sue and Misery into hideously mutated, mind-controlled puppets when he goes OneWingedAngel. To say nothing of whatever the hell happened to the Egg Corridor while you were in the Labyrinth.
Labyrinth.]]
** And [[spoiler:And if you do figure out that you have to get the Tow Rope by skipping the Booster v0.8 to save Curly, but not that [[GuideDangIt you have to time a jump precisely to get to an cabin that will barely catch a player's attention unless they've checked a guide]], then you will carry Curly with you till the next boss fight, except then in addition to Curly being separated from you after you win, a text box appears saying: [[PlayerPunch "Curly's life functions have ceased."]]
"]]]]
** Toroko's transformation [[spoiler:Toroko's transformation]] guts you because it's a really hard boss fight, so you will probably have to watch it over, and over, and over...
** Not to mention [[spoiler: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2tAindOZuc Toroko's theme]].theme]]]]. It's so carefree and happy, yet if you've played the game before, you know what's going to happen.
* [[ColdBloodedTorture [[spoiler:[[ColdBloodedTorture Bal]][[AndIMustScream los]]'s story. Once a powerful magician who did nothing with his powers but use them for the benefit of his fellow citizens, his king decides that he's too good for his kingdom and has him captured and tortured beyond belief. The end result? He goes ''completely'' insane, and ends up destroying the kingdom whose people he once bore nothing but love for. Sealed off by his sister to keep his powers from harming the outside world, it's no wonder that when you finally meet him, [[ICannotSelfTerminate he begs you to]] [[MercyKill kill him]]. [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil While maniacally threatening to kill you.]]
]]]]
13th Mar '16 11:52:38 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* The ''Cave No Story'' mod, as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE0YbX96oto presented by]] Vinny of WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} becomes this over time. At first, there's next to nothing throughout each area--no enemies, no [=NPCs=], and no deathtraps. [[spoiler:But then you see an NPC, namely Curly, under a pair of blocks obstructing a path in the Sand Zone. You do the puzzle to make the blocks move...but when you come back, Curly is gone. As you proceed further, you see more and more [=NPCs=], [[YankTheDogsChain but they're all out of reach or retreat from you faster than you can chase them]]. In the ending, you wake up in a "House with a Beautiful View", with Kazuma, Balrog, and Curly keeping you company as you lay unconscious, but when you wake up, they've all left. The MindScrew nature of the mod leaves it open to WildMassGuessing; at least one comment has made the theory that it's an {{After The|End}} [[MultipleEndings Bad End]] scenario with Quote going insane from loneliness and hallucinating everyone's presences.]]

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* The ''Cave No Story'' mod, GameMod, as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE0YbX96oto presented by]] Vinny of WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} becomes this over time. At first, there's [[NothingIsScarier next to nothing nothing]] throughout each area--no enemies, no [=NPCs=], and no deathtraps. [[spoiler:But then you see an NPC, namely Curly, under a pair of blocks obstructing a path in the Sand Zone. You do the puzzle to make the blocks move...but when you come back, Curly is gone. As you proceed further, you see more and more [=NPCs=], [[YankTheDogsChain but they're all out of reach or retreat from you faster than you can chase them]]. In the ending, you wake up in a "House with a Beautiful View", with Kazuma, Balrog, and Curly keeping you company as you lay unconscious, but when you wake up, they've all left. The MindScrew nature of the mod leaves it open to WildMassGuessing; at least one comment has made the theory that it's an {{After The|End}} [[MultipleEndings Bad End]] scenario with Quote going insane from loneliness and hallucinating everyone's presences.]]
13th Mar '16 11:52:14 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Leaving Curly behind in the Core chamber is bad enough, but if you do take her with you only to forget to or not know how to drain her of water, she will die ''while you're carrying her.''
--> "Curly's life functions have ceased."

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* Leaving Curly behind in the Core chamber is bad enough, but if you do take her with you only to forget to or not know how to drain her of water, she will die ''while you're carrying her.''
--> "Curly's life functions have ceased."
13th Mar '16 11:51:34 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* The deaths of King and Toroko, made worse by the player having to kill Toroko themselves after she's forcibly given the game's PsychoSerum. This is only made worse when you see the max level of The Sword. King ''himself'' appears as a ghost, attacking your enemies. And then, a couple levels later, you lose Dr. Booster and if you fail to get the rope, Curly Brace too. Curly doesn't even get a death scene. Just "There is no reply." from her drowned body after she gives you her air bubble. Thanks heaploads for the survivor's guilt, ''VideoGame/CaveStory''. When you leave, the shutter closes behind you, leaving her to drown. Add in the spooky dark music, and the result is just... ugh. Even worse is when the entire island is breaking down, and it goes through screenshots of the island falling to pieces. And the second to last one you are forced to see is the exact same place where you left Curly to die. All set to gut-wrenchingly sad music. The dog you meet in the Plantation tells you to, "Say hi to Curly for me!" If you didn't save her, it's a real sock in the gut. And as if one evil moment wasn't enough, The Doctor then goes on to turn Sue and Misery into hideously mutated, mind-controlled puppets when he goes OneWingedAngel. To say nothing of whatever the hell happened to the Egg Corridor while you were in the Labyrinth.

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* * The deaths of King and Toroko, made worse by the player having to kill Toroko themselves after she's forcibly given the game's PsychoSerum. This is only made worse when you see the max level of The Sword. King ''himself'' appears as a ghost, attacking your enemies. And then, a couple levels later, you lose Dr. Booster and if you fail to get the rope, Curly Brace too. Curly doesn't even get a death scene. Just "There is no reply." from her drowned body after she gives you her air bubble. Thanks heaploads for the survivor's guilt, ''VideoGame/CaveStory''. When you leave, the shutter closes behind you, leaving her to drown. Add in the spooky dark music, and the result is just... ugh. Even worse is when the entire island is breaking down, and it goes through screenshots of the island falling to pieces. And the second to last one you are forced to see is the exact same place where you left Curly to die. All set to gut-wrenchingly sad music. The dog you meet in the Plantation tells you to, "Say hi to Curly for me!" If you didn't save her, it's a real sock in the gut. And as if one evil moment wasn't enough, The Doctor then goes on to turn Sue and Misery into hideously mutated, mind-controlled puppets when he goes OneWingedAngel. To say nothing of whatever the hell happened to the Egg Corridor while you were in the Labyrinth.



** Toroko's transformation guts you because it's a really hard boss fight, so you will probably have to watch it over, and over, and over...

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** ** Toroko's transformation guts you because it's a really hard boss fight, so you will probably have to watch it over, and over, and over...



* The ''Cave No Story'' mod, as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE0YbX96oto presented by]] Vinny of WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} becomes this over time. At first, there's next to nothing throughout each area--no enemies, no NPCs, and no deathtraps. [[spoiler:But then you see an NPC, namely Curly, under a pair of blocks obstructing a path in the Sand Zone. You do the puzzle to make the blocks move...but when you come back, Curly is gone. As you proceed further, you see more and more [=NPCs=], [[YankTheDogsChain but they're all out of reach or retreat from you faster than you can chase them]]. In the ending, you wake up in a "House with a Beautiful View", with Kazuma, Balrog, and Curly keeping you company as you lay unconscious, but when you wake up, they've all left. The MindScrew nature of the mod leaves it open to WildMassGuessing; at least one comment has made the theory that it's an {{After The|End}} [[MultipleEndings Bad End]] scenario with Quote going insane from loneliness and hallucinating everyone's presences.]]

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* The ''Cave No Story'' mod, as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE0YbX96oto presented by]] Vinny of WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} becomes this over time. At first, there's next to nothing throughout each area--no enemies, no NPCs, [=NPCs=], and no deathtraps. [[spoiler:But then you see an NPC, namely Curly, under a pair of blocks obstructing a path in the Sand Zone. You do the puzzle to make the blocks move...but when you come back, Curly is gone. As you proceed further, you see more and more [=NPCs=], [[YankTheDogsChain but they're all out of reach or retreat from you faster than you can chase them]]. In the ending, you wake up in a "House with a Beautiful View", with Kazuma, Balrog, and Curly keeping you company as you lay unconscious, but when you wake up, they've all left. The MindScrew nature of the mod leaves it open to WildMassGuessing; at least one comment has made the theory that it's an {{After The|End}} [[MultipleEndings Bad End]] scenario with Quote going insane from loneliness and hallucinating everyone's presences.]]
13th Mar '16 11:51:26 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* The ''Cave No Story'' mod, as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE0YbX96oto presented by]] Vinny of WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} becomes this over time. At first, there's next to nothing throughout each area--no enemies, no NPCs, and no deathtraps. [[spoiler:But then you see an NPC, namely Curly, under a pair of blocks obstructing a path in the Sand Zone. You do the puzzle to make the blocks move...but when you come back, Curly is gone. As you proceed further, you see more and more [=NPCs=], [[YankTheDogsChain but they're all out of reach or retreat from you faster than you can chase them]]. In the ending, you wake up in a "House with a Beautiful View", with Kazuma, Balrog, and Curly keeping you company as you lay unconscious, but when you wake up, they've all left. The MindScrew nature of the mod leaves it open to WildMassGuessing; at least one comment has made the theory that it's an {{After The|End}} [[MultipleEndings Bad End]] scenario with Quote going insane from loneliness and hallucinating everyone's presences.]]
19th Jan '16 9:37:21 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Leaving Curly behind in the Core chamber is bad enough, but if you do take her with you only to forget to or not know how to drain her of water, she will die ''while you're carrying her.''
--> "Curly's life functions have ceased."
12th Mar '15 5:44:04 PM Sullytofu
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* The deaths of King and Toroko in ''VideoGame/CaveStory'', made worse by the player having to kill Toroko themselves after she's forcibly given the game's PsychoSerum. This is only made worse when you see the max level of The Sword. King ''himself'' appears as a ghost, attacking your enemies. And then, a couple levels later, you lose Dr. Booster and if you fail to get the rope, Curly Brace too. Curly doesn't even get a death scene. Just "There is no reply." from her drowned body after she gives you her air bubble. Thanks heaploads for the survivor's guilt, ''VideoGame/CaveStory''. When you leave, the shutter closes behind you, leaving her to drown. Add in the spooky dark music, and the result is just... ugh. Even worse is when the entire island is breaking down, and it goes through screenshots of the island falling to pieces. And the second to last one you are forced to see is the exact same place where you left Curly to die. All set to gut-wrenchingly sad music. The dog you meet in the Plantation tells you to, "Say hi to Curly for me!" If you didn't save her, it's a real sock in the gut. And as if one evil moment wasn't enough, The Doctor then goes on to turn Sue and Misery into hideously mutated, mind-controlled puppets when he goes OneWingedAngel. To say nothing of whatever the hell happened to the Egg Corridor while you were in the Labyrinth.

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* The deaths of King and Toroko in ''VideoGame/CaveStory'', Toroko, made worse by the player having to kill Toroko themselves after she's forcibly given the game's PsychoSerum. This is only made worse when you see the max level of The Sword. King ''himself'' appears as a ghost, attacking your enemies. And then, a couple levels later, you lose Dr. Booster and if you fail to get the rope, Curly Brace too. Curly doesn't even get a death scene. Just "There is no reply." from her drowned body after she gives you her air bubble. Thanks heaploads for the survivor's guilt, ''VideoGame/CaveStory''. When you leave, the shutter closes behind you, leaving her to drown. Add in the spooky dark music, and the result is just... ugh. Even worse is when the entire island is breaking down, and it goes through screenshots of the island falling to pieces. And the second to last one you are forced to see is the exact same place where you left Curly to die. All set to gut-wrenchingly sad music. The dog you meet in the Plantation tells you to, "Say hi to Curly for me!" If you didn't save her, it's a real sock in the gut. And as if one evil moment wasn't enough, The Doctor then goes on to turn Sue and Misery into hideously mutated, mind-controlled puppets when he goes OneWingedAngel. To say nothing of whatever the hell happened to the Egg Corridor while you were in the Labyrinth.
14th Dec '13 7:36:13 AM demonfiren
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->[--[[OneHitKill 127]]-]
->[-You have died.-]

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->[--[[OneHitKill ->[--[[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 127]]-]
->[-You ->[-[[OneHitKill You have died.-]]]-]
2nd Dec '13 9:46:52 AM zeroslashj
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** Not to mention [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2tAindOZuc Toroko's theme]]. It's so carefree and happy, yet if you've played the game before, you know what's going to happen.
29th Nov '13 6:08:12 PM Tropesofknowledge
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** And if you do figure out that you have to get the Tow Rope by skipping the Booster v0.8 to save Curly, but not that [[GuideDangIt you have to time a jump precisely to get to an cabin that will barely catch a player's attention unless they've checked a guide, then you will carry Curly with you till the next boss fight, except then in addition to Curly being separated from you after you win, a text box appears saying: [[PlayerPunch "Curly's life functions have ceased."]]]]
** Toroko's transformation guts you because it's a [[spoiler:really hard boss fight, so you will probably have to watch it over, and over, and over...

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** And if you do figure out that you have to get the Tow Rope by skipping the Booster v0.8 to save Curly, but not that [[GuideDangIt you have to time a jump precisely to get to an cabin that will barely catch a player's attention unless they've checked a guide, guide]], then you will carry Curly with you till the next boss fight, except then in addition to Curly being separated from you after you win, a text box appears saying: [[PlayerPunch "Curly's life functions have ceased."]]]]
"]]
** Toroko's transformation guts you because it's a [[spoiler:really really hard boss fight, so you will probably have to watch it over, and over, and over...
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