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6th Apr '16 7:14:31 PM GuiRitter
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** The phonecall between Suzaku, and Lelouch, that happens after this, especially, since their both preparing for battle at the time. Especially when Suzaku tells Lelouch, that he's going to become a murderer in the skies over Tokyo. Its obvious at this time, he's passed the DespairEventHorizon.

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** The phonecall between Suzaku, and Lelouch, that happens after this, especially, since their they,re both preparing for battle at the time. Especially when Suzaku tells Lelouch, Lelouch that he's going to become a murderer in the skies over Tokyo. Its obvious at this time, he's passed the DespairEventHorizon.
11th Dec '15 12:59:34 PM Seraphine
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* This troper just felt sad for Mao, especially since he seems more like a distraught child than a villain. Especially the end of episode 15. Poor Woobie Mao.

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* This troper just felt sad It's hard not to feel for Mao, especially since he seems more like a distraught child than a villain. Especially the end of episode 15. Poor Woobie Mao.
6th Nov '15 7:16:51 PM frnmmma25
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* This troper just felt sad for Mao, especially since he seems more like a distraught child than a villain. Especially the end of episode 15. Poor Woobie Mao.
4th Nov '15 6:53:05 PM Javertshark13
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* The scenes set to "Stories" near the end of the Season 1 finale: C.C.'s kamikaze maneuver against Jeremiah (and even his despairing yell as he crashes into the ocean is a bit sad), the Black Knights freaking out as the tide turns against them, Diethard's utter confusion about what's happening, and Kaguya asking if Zero's abandoned Japan, all set to some serious SoundtrackDissonance.



** Also the scenes just before that as everything starts going to hell: C.C.'s kamikaze maneuver against Jeremiah (and even his despairing yell as he crashes into the ocean is a bit sad), the Black Knights freaking out as the tide turns against them, Diethard's utter confusion about what's happening, and Kaguya asking if Zero's abandoned Japan, all set to some serious SoundtrackDissonance.
4th Nov '15 6:51:02 PM Javertshark13
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** Also the scenes just before that as everything starts going to hell: C.C.'s kamikaze maneuver against Jeremiah (and even his despairing yell as he crashes into the ocean is a bit sad), the Black Knights freaking out as the tide turns against them, Diethard's utter confusion about what's happening, and Kaguya asking if Zero's abandoned Japan, all set to some serious SoundtrackDissonance.
13th Oct '15 6:55:48 PM Javertshark13
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* The flashback to Lelouch and Suzaku being separated as children. The scene where Lelouch is in the back of the car, driving away from Suzaku, and the two of them are watching each other fade away into the distance. It's even sadder when you realize when they do see each other again, they're both so messed up they'll never be as happy as they were that summer together.


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* From Turn 5, Lelouch and Suzaku's reflections of how they became enemies in the first season, which then leads to a flashback to them being separated as children. The scene where Lelouch is in the back of the car, driving away from Suzaku, and the two of them are watching each other fade away into the distance. It's even sadder when you realize when they do see each other again, they're both so messed up they'll never be as happy as they were that summer together.
29th Sep '15 7:15:10 PM Seraphine
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* Kallen's attempt to reach Lelouch in R2 episode 22. It starts off all nostalgic, but once Kallen starts talking, Lelouch just shuts down. As she talks, they keep zooming in on Lelouch's face, making it clear he's forcing himself not to say a word. Then she gets desperate and kisses him, and for a single, brief moment, it seems as if she got through. But no. He closes up again and crushes her heart, so she barely manages to bottle up her urge to cry and marches off with a simple "goodbye." Then it focuses on Lelouch, with his eyes hidden from view, and he sorrowfully repeats the same line.
* A small moment, but one might be considered justified yelling at Lelouch to knock it off when he goes on about his desire for conquest to [[spoiler: Nunnally, who until a moment ago he thought was dead]] - until you see that his hands are shaking like mad, showing how difficult a time he's having trying to keep up this heartless mask. He more or less falls apart right afterwards in front of C.C.



* A small moment, but one might be considered justified yelling at Lelouch to knock it off when he goes on about his desire for conquest to [[spoiler: Nunnally, who until a moment ago he thought was dead]] - until you see that his hands are shaking like mad, showing how difficult a time he's having trying to keep up this heartless mask. He more or less falls apart right afterwards in front of C.C.
* Kallen's attempt to reach Lelouch in R2 episode 22. It starts off all nostalgic, but once Kallen starts talking, Lelouch just shuts down. As she talks, they keep zooming in on Lelouch's face, making it clear he's forcing himself not to say a word. Then she gets desperate and kisses him, and for a single, brief moment, it seems as if she got through. But no. He closes up again and crushes her heart, so she barely manages to bottle up her urge to cry and marches off with a simple "goodbye." Then it focuses on Lelouch, with his eyes hidden from view, and he sorrowfully repeats the same line.
* When Lelouch takes the F.L.E.I.A. detonator from [[spoiler: Nunnally by using his Geass on her. As he takes it, he tells her, "Nunnally, you are already leading a way of life with your own set of admirable principles. That is why I can walk my own path now. Thank you. I love you, Nunnally." It certainly doesn't help that he says this right before walking away and acting like he doesn't care, and is made even worse by Nunnally insulting her brother afterwards and the expression he has on his face when she's not looking.]]
*** Lelouch says [[spoiler:"the path I must take to my destiny"]] in the dub, which makes it clearer that he knows [[spoiler:he's going to die and can do so knowing that she can make her own decisions]].

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* A small moment, but one might be considered justified yelling at Lelouch to knock it off when he goes on about his desire for conquest to [[spoiler: Nunnally, who until a moment ago he thought was dead]] - until you see that his hands are shaking like mad, showing how difficult a time he's having trying to keep up this heartless mask. He more or less falls apart right afterwards in front of C.C.
* Kallen's attempt to reach Lelouch in R2 episode 22. It starts off all nostalgic, but once Kallen starts talking, Lelouch just shuts down. As she talks, they keep zooming in on Lelouch's face, making it clear he's forcing himself not to say a word. Then she gets desperate and kisses him, and for a single, brief moment, it seems as if she got through. But no. He closes up again and crushes her heart, so she barely manages to bottle up her urge to cry and marches off with a simple "goodbye." Then it focuses on Lelouch, with his eyes hidden from view, and he sorrowfully repeats the same line.
* When Lelouch takes the F.L.E.I.J.A. detonator from [[spoiler: Nunnally by using his Geass on her. As he takes it, he tells her, "Nunnally, you are already leading a way of life with your own set of admirable principles. That is why I can walk my own path now. Thank you. I love you, Nunnally." It certainly doesn't help that he says this right before walking away and acting like he doesn't care, and is made even worse by Nunnally insulting her brother afterwards and the expression he has on his face when she's not looking.]]
*** ** Lelouch says [[spoiler:"the path I must take to my destiny"]] in the dub, which makes it clearer that he knows [[spoiler:he's going to die and can do so knowing that she can make her own decisions]].
29th Sep '15 7:12:58 PM Seraphine
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* Similarly, Lelouch taking the FLEIA detonator from [[spoiler: Nunnally by using his Geass on her - he tells her he loves her, but as she's under the Geass' influence she doesn't remember]], and he just walks away, forced to keep acting like he doesn't care.



* When Lelouch takes the F.L.E.I.A. detonator from [[spoiler: Nunnally by using his Geass on her. As he takes it, he tells her, "Nunnally, you are already leading a way of life with your own set of admirable principles. That is why I can walk my own path now. Thank you. I love you, Nunnally." It certainly doesn't help that he says this right before walking away and acting like he doesn't care, and is made even worse by Nunnally insulting her brother afterwards and the expression he has on his face when she's not looking.]]
*** Lelouch says [[spoiler:"the path I must take to my destiny"]] in the dub, which makes it clearer that he knows [[spoiler:he's going to die and can do so knowing that she can make her own decisions]].



** Speaking of Nunnally and Lelouch? [[spoiler:"Nunnally, you are already leading a way of life with your own set of admirable principles. That is why I can walk my own path now. Thank you. I love you, Nunnally." It certainly doesn't help that he says this right before a complete KickTheDog moment, and is made even worse by Nunnally insulting her brother afterwards and the expression he has on his face when she's not looking.]]
*** Lelouch says [[spoiler:"the path I must take to my destiny"]] in the dub, which makes it clearer that he knows [[spoiler:he's going to die and can do so knowing that she can make her own decisions]].



** Tinged with a bit of FridgeBrilliance (or perhaps [[FridgeHorror horror]]), but the way Lelouch's [[spoiler:death mirrors that of Euphie's. Not only do they both go down in history as villains, but they both die hand-in-hand with a loved one while the crowd cheers their deaths and chants the name of their killer... Zero.]]



** Tinged with a bit of FridgeBrilliance (or perhaps [[FridgeHorror horror]]), but the way Lelouch's [[spoiler:death mirrors that of Euphie's. Not only do they both go down in history as villains, but they both die hand-in-hand with a loved one while the crowd cheers their deaths and chants the name of their killer... Zero.]]
29th Sep '15 7:03:22 PM Seraphine
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*** [[spoiler: Lelouch's LastWords. After all the MagnificentBastard moves he pulled throughout the series, he died proudly yet still with his trademark arrogance. "I destroy the world...and create it...anew." With his life on flash-forward in the background, it truly drives home how complex and amazing a person Lelouch really was, and what end he had always wanted in his heart.]]
*** [[spoiler:Nunnally's idea of a good world was one where she can live in peace with her brother- who died in order to create what he saw as a better world for her.]]
*** [[spoiler: Just as Lelouch planned, he died with virtually the entire world celebrating his death and remembering him as an evil tyrant, rather than what he really was...]]

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*** ** [[spoiler: Lelouch's LastWords. After all the MagnificentBastard moves he pulled throughout the series, he died proudly yet still with his trademark arrogance. "I destroy the world...and create it...anew." With his life on flash-forward in the background, it truly drives home how complex and amazing a person Lelouch really was, and what end he had always wanted in his heart.]]
*** ** [[spoiler:Nunnally's idea of a good world was one where she can live in peace with her brother- who died in order to create what he saw as a better world for her.]]
*** ** [[spoiler: Just as Lelouch planned, he died with virtually the entire world celebrating his death and remembering him as an evil tyrant, rather than what he really was...]]
** Tinged with a bit of FridgeBrilliance (or perhaps [[FridgeHorror horror]]), but the way Lelouch's [[spoiler:death mirrors that of Euphie's. Not only do they both go down in history as villains, but they both die hand-in-hand with a loved one while the crowd cheers their deaths and chants the name of their killer... Zero.
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* The last picture drama of the series, which dealt with Lelouch's promise of fireworks among other things, was such a Tear Jerker that you only needed to understand one word of Japanese, "yakusoku," to start sobbing hysterically.



* The last picture drama of the series, which dealt with Lelouch's promise of fireworks among other things, was such a Tear Jerker that you only needed to understand one word of Japanese, "yakusoku," to start sobbing hysterically.



* Tinged with a bit of FridgeBrilliance (or perhaps [[FridgeHorror horror]]), but the way Lelouch's [[spoiler:death mirrors that of Euphie's. Not only do they both go down in history as villains, but they both die hand-in-hand with a loved one while the crowd cheers their deaths and chants the name of their killer... Zero.]]
29th Sep '15 6:54:52 PM Seraphine
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* In episode 6 of R2, when [[spoiler:Suzaku makes Lelouch speak to Nunnally on his phone]]. Though Rolo has given them some time to talk without tipping off Suzaku that [[spoiler:Lelouch has regained his memories]], Lelouch's words are still rushed and frantic -- he knows he doesn't have much time, and there's so much to say. The way he desperately shouts "I love you!" to her absolutely heartbreaking.
** Later, at the very end of that same episode, Lelouch screams Nunnally's name when he's unable to save her. The way she seems to hear it and jerks her head toward where she thinks she heard such a familiar voice call out her name.
* The Fuji memorial. One candle for every person killed in the Euphinator incident. There are ''a lot'' of candles.
* Even if you hate Nina, it's still extremely sad to see her reaction to [[spoiler:Euphemia's death]] and her breakdown. Regardless of her crimes, this is a young, lonely girl who's life has been ruined because of one mistake.
* Rivalz provides quite a few tearjerking moments. We find out in one of the audio dramas that he’s become estranged from his parents due to some sort of dispute. He seems to have spent most of his time at Ashford hopelessly pursuing Milly, who constantly rejects him in pursuit of Lelouch, his best friend. Despite this, he seems to be very loyal to Lelouch and considers him his “best friend in the world”. Then Suzaku rocks up and Rivalz is kicked into the background as Lelouch reconnects with his old friend. Over the course of R2 he loses three of his best friends [[spoiler:Suzaku, Rolo and Shirley]], fails to [[spoiler:save Nina from the Britannians]] and finally [[spoiler:watches from the sidelines as Lelouch, still his best friend, becomes a tyrant and is then assassinated]].
* While Suzaku isn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination and he's as terribly flawed as anyone else, he's also been through so much and he really and truly ''does'' want peace for the world, but no matter what he does he can't seem to ''ever'' catch a break.
-->'''Lloyd:''' So Suzaku managed to [[spoiler:save a million lives]] and no one will ever thank him for it, eh?\\
'''Cecile:''' I think he knew that going in. He's used to it now.
** Re-watching this scene, knowing what the ultimate ending of the series will be and Suzaku's final fate.
** At the time, unfortunately, he was too absorbed with the idea of becoming Knight of One, which in itself came at the expense of other nations.



*** Some FridgeHorror: [[spoiler: she's invoking ReincarnationRomance, saying "no matter how many times I'm reborn, I'll always fall in love with you again..." What makes it really gut-wrenching is that, because Geass can compel a person to follow any command, she's really just doing her best to carry out Lelouch's order to not die. In other words, she's more or less saying "I'm sorry Lulu, but I can't help but die...the best I can promise is to hope for [[{{Reincarnation}} a second life]]". She was so aware of her own imminent death that even being Geass'd couldn't stop it.]]



*** It gets even worse. The next episode, [[spoiler: during Shirley's funeral, Shirley's mom crying throughout makes the entire scene even more painful to watch.]]



* It gets even worse. The next episode, [[spoiler: during Shirley's funeral, Shirley's mom crying throughout makes the entire scene even more painful to watch.]] That whole scene is one massive tearjerker. [[spoiler:Shirley's mom sobbing uncontrollably, Suzaku getting teared up, Rivalz with tears streaming down his face, Milly's more restrained yet still obvious grief]]. *sniff*
** Also at [[spoiler:Shirley's funeral]] we see that Gino, Anya and Suzaku are wearing black Knight of Rounds cloaks, as opposed to their usual coloured ones. They knights have ''designated funeral cloaks''. Therefore, they must go to a lot of funerals, which in itself is very sad.



** A small one that might go unnoticed. At the end of the episode, there is a preview with a Lelouch voiceover as he discusses his dastardly plans. But after [[spoiler:Nunnally is seemingly killed]], what happens? The next episode shots play, like usual, but there's just...nothing. The theme goes on and on in the background, but Lelouch says nothing at all. It really underlines how shock has sent him into shutdown, setting up perfectly for the next episode. Lelouch near collapsing in front of his Knights from the shock and his blank expression for much of that episode drives the point home further.
* Not really a big one, but the way [[spoiler:Marika Soresi (Kewell's little sister) of the Valkyrie Squadron yells out her brother's name the moment before she dies]] is very reminiscent of Kallen and Nunnally's relationships with their big brothers. Sure, she was working for Luciano Bradley, but she was also a young girl who's brother had been taken away from her.



* The Fuji memorial. One candle for every person killed in the Euphinator incident. There are ''a lot'' of candles.
* R2 episode 13 has this via FridgeHorror: [[spoiler: When Lelouch is desperately trying to keep Shirley alive by repeatedly Geass-ing her, she invokes ReincarnationRomance, saying "no matter how many times I'm reborn, I'll always fall in love with you again..." What makes it really gut-wrenching is that, because Geass can compel a person to follow any command, she's really just doing her best to carry out Lelouch's order to not die. In other words, she's more or less saying "I'm sorry Lulu, but I can't help but die...the best I can promise is to hope for [[{{Reincarnation}} a second life]]". She was so aware of her own imminent death that even being Geass'd couldn't stop it.]]
* Rivalz provides quite a few tearjerking moments. We find out in one of the audio dramas that he’s become estranged from his parents due to some sort of dispute. He seems to have spent most of his time at Ashford hopelessly pursuing Milly, who constantly rejects him in pursuit of Lelouch, his best friend. Despite this, he seems to be very loyal to Lelouch and considers him his “best friend in the world”. Then Suzaku rocks up and Rivalz is kicked into the background as Lelouch reconnects with his old friend. Over the course of R2 he loses three of his best friends [[spoiler:Suzaku, Rolo and Shirley]], fails to [[spoiler:save Nina from the Britannians]] and finally [[spoiler:watches from the sidelines as Lelouch, still his best friend, becomes a tyrant and is then assassinated]].
* Not really a big one, but the way [[spoiler:Marika Soresi (Kewell's little sister) of the Valkyrie Squadron yells out her brother's name the moment before she dies]] reminded me so much of Kallen and Nunnally's relationships with their big brothers that it was hard not to be sad. Sure, she was working for Luciano Bradley, but she was also a young girl who's brother had been taken away from her.
* At [[spoiler:Shirley's funeral]] we see that Gino, Anya and Suzaku are wearing black Knight of Rounds cloaks, as opposed to their usual coloured ones. They knights have ''designated funeral cloaks''. Therefore, they must go to a lot of funerals, which in itself is very sad.
** That whole scene is one massive tearjerker. [[spoiler:Shirley's mom sobbing uncontrollably. Suzaku getting teared up. Rivalz with tears streaming down his face. Milly's more restrained yet still obvious grief]]. *sniff*
* Even if you hate Nina, it's still extremely sad to see her reaction to [[spoiler:Euphemia's death]] and her breakdown in r2. Regardless of her crimes, this is a young, lonely girl who's life has been ruined because of one mistake.
* In episode 6 of R2, when [[spoiler:Suzaku makes Lelouch speak to Nunnally on his phone]]. Though Rolo has given them some time to talk without tipping off Suzaku that [[spoiler:Lelouch has regained his memories]], Lelouch's words are still rushed and frantic -- he knows he doesn't have much time, and there's so much to say. The way he desperately shouts "I love you!" to her absolutely broke my heart.
** Later, at the very end of that same episode, Lelouch screams Nunnally's name when he's unable to save her. The way she seems to hear it and jerks her head toward where she thinks she heard such a familiar voice call out her name...
* I understand Suzaku isn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination, that he's as terribly flawed as anyone else...but gosh darn it, he's been through so much and he really and truly ''does'' want peace for the world, but no matter what he does he can't seem to ''ever'' catch a break.
--> '''Lloyd, R2 ep. 8:''' "So Suzaku managed to [[spoiler:save a million lives]] and no one will ever thank him for it, eh?"
--> '''Cecile:''' "I think he knew that going in. He's used to it now."
** Re-watching this scene, knowing what the ultimate ending of the series will be and Suzaku's final fate...''ugh.''
** At the time, unfortunately, he was too absorbed with the idea of becoming Knight of One, which in itself came at the expense of other nations.



* A small one that might go unnoticed. At the end of the episode, there is a preview with a Lelouch voiceover as he discusses his dastardly plans. But after [[spoiler:Nunnally is seemingly killed]], what happens? The next episode shots play, like usual, but there's just...nothing. The theme goes on and on in the background, but Lelouch says nothing at all. It really underlines how shock has sent him into shutdown, setting up perfectly for the next episode. Lelouch near collapsing in front of his Knights from the shock and his blank expression for much of that episode drives the point home further.
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