History TearJerker / DaringDo

8th Aug '16 7:57:23 AM ZarbiNerada
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* [[spoiler:Bravado's]] HeroicSacrifice in ''Seven-Sided Chest''.

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* [[spoiler:Bravado's]] HeroicSacrifice in ''Seven-Sided Chest''. And then his funeral at the end of the book.
1st Aug '16 4:51:55 PM Scrounge
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** The horrible death of the Moonless World's version of Nightmare Moon. Celestia can only watch as her sister, injured almost beyond recognition, begs for help and forgiveness, then ''dies in her hooves'' as the moon itself is destroyed. Seeing Celestia powerless like that is jarring, to say the least, and anyone who knows the pain of losing family can imagine what she's going through.
*** Upon reading this scene, [[BigNameFan Princess Celestia herself]] reportedly sent a letter to the publisher which said "Please don't do that again. I don't think my heart can take it."



* The horrible death of the Moonless World's version of Nightmare Moon in ''Universal Cracks''. Celestia can only watch as her sister, injured almost beyond recognition, begs for help and forgiveness, then ''dies in her hooves'' as the moon itself is destroyed. Seeing Celestia powerless like that is jarring, to say the least, and anyone who knows the pain of losing family can imagine what she's going through.
** Upon reading this scene, [[BigNameFan Princess Celestia herself]] reportedly sent a letter to the publisher which said "Please don't do that again. I don't think my heart can take it."
31st Jul '16 11:16:40 AM ZarbiNerada
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* [[spoiler:Bravado's]] HeroicSacrifice in ''Seven-Sided Chest''.
25th Feb '16 3:55:29 AM Scrounge
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* [[spoiler:Princess Luna]]'s attempted HeroicSuicide in ''Never-Ending Nightmare'', asking Daring repeatedly to kill her so that the Tantabus [[spoiler:that's linked to her]] will die too. She begins stoic and dignified, but as Daring continually refuses, she starts to lose composure, and ultimately winds up on her knees, weeping uncontrollably and ''begging'' to be killed so that she won't be responsible for another catastrophe [[spoiler:after she's already done so much evil as Nightmare Moon]], and still Daring refuses, trying to convince her there's another way. The thought of such a strong, proud pony overcome by her fear and shame like this is a powerful, haunting, image. [[spoiler:Thankfully, this painful moment provides the key to saving both Equestria and Princess Luna.]]

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* [[spoiler:Princess Luna]]'s attempted HeroicSuicide in ''Never-Ending Nightmare'', asking Daring repeatedly to kill her so that the Tantabus [[spoiler:that's linked to her]] will die too. She begins stoic and dignified, but as Daring continually refuses, she starts to lose composure, and ultimately winds up on her knees, weeping uncontrollably and ''begging'' to be killed so that she won't be responsible for another catastrophe [[spoiler:after she's already done so much evil as Nightmare Moon]], and still Daring refuses, trying to convince her there's another way. The thought of such a strong, proud pony overcome by her fear and shame like this is a powerful, haunting, haunting image. [[spoiler:Thankfully, this painful moment provides the key to saving both Equestria and Princess Luna.]]
25th Feb '16 12:00:45 AM Scrounge
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* The abuse and bullying Blank Slate receives from the people of the other world in ''Interdimensional Song''. Sure, she did some horrible things in the past, but even if it wasn't clear that her change of heart was genuine, the sheer number of ways she gets kicked while she's down is just unjustifiable.
4th Feb '16 11:41:23 PM NoSpoilersPlz
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** The scene where Luna confronts The Wired Mare. The princess is clearly guilty and wants to do everything she can to help her, but The Wired Mare is so afraid of her, she manages to escape before Luna can do anything. The Wired Mare runs away with Luna begging her to come back and let her fix things.

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** The scene where Luna confronts The Wired Mare. The princess is clearly guilty overwhelmed with guilt and wants to do everything she can to help her, but The Wired Mare is so afraid of her, she manages to escape before Luna can do anything. The Wired Mare runs away with Luna begging her to come back and let her fix things.
4th Feb '16 11:40:21 PM NoSpoilersPlz
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* Everything about The Wired Mare in ''Eternal Insomnia''. Luna cursed her to never sleep again for the crime of breaking into Canterlot castle when she was just a misguided, thrillseeking filly. The lack of sleep degraded her mind to the point she could no longer remember her own name. Eventually she was choking down gallons coffee and casting risky spells just to keep herself from collapsing from fatigue.
** Even worse is the outlook on life it has given her. She grew to idolize dreams as paradise, while the living world, " is just a place where you suffer long enough to make your body quit and give your mind free reign for a few hours".
** Any scene where she's just talking to somepony. It's clear she can only keep herself alert while being active, as she repeatedly fumbles with words, loses her train of thought, and even hallucinates mid-sentence.
** The scene where Luna confronts The Wired Mare. The princess is clearly guilty and wants to do everything she can to help her, but The Wired Mare is so afraid of her, she manages to escape before Luna can do anything. The Wired Mare runs away with Luna begging her to come back and let her fix things.
16th Dec '15 9:17:08 PM NoSpoilersPlz
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* When Endymion suffers a near-fatal blow in his fight with Celestia, he collapses to the ground and reaches out to the now-untainted Luna, still seeing her as Nightmare Moon.
-->'''Endymion''': My Queen...please...don't leave me...I don't want to be alone...
** In the end, Luna takes pity on him, heals his wounds, and casts him into an eternal slumber, where he will dream peacefully of being with his queen forever.
28th Oct '15 8:50:43 PM Scrounge
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* [[spoiler:Princess Luna]]'s attempted HeroicSuicide in ''Never-Ending Nightmare'', asking Daring repeatedly to kill her so that the Tantabus [[spoiler:that's linked to her]] will die too. She begins stoic and dignified, but as Daring continually refuses, she starts to lose composure, and ultimately winds up on her knees, weeping uncontrolably and ''begging'' to be killed so that she won't have to bear the guilt for another catastrophe [[spoiler:after she's already done so much evil as Nightmare Moon]], and still daring refuses, trying to convince her there's another way. The thought of such a strong, proud pony overcome by her fear and shame like this is a powerful, nearly haunting, image.

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* [[spoiler:Princess Luna]]'s attempted HeroicSuicide in ''Never-Ending Nightmare'', asking Daring repeatedly to kill her so that the Tantabus [[spoiler:that's linked to her]] will die too. She begins stoic and dignified, but as Daring continually refuses, she starts to lose composure, and ultimately winds up on her knees, weeping uncontrolably uncontrollably and ''begging'' to be killed so that she won't have to bear the guilt be responsible for another catastrophe [[spoiler:after she's already done so much evil as Nightmare Moon]], and still daring Daring refuses, trying to convince her there's another way. The thought of such a strong, proud pony overcome by her fear and shame like this is a powerful, nearly haunting, image.image. [[spoiler:Thankfully, this painful moment provides the key to saving both Equestria and Princess Luna.]]
26th Oct '15 10:30:43 PM Scrounge
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* [[spoiler:Princess Luna]]'s attempted HeroicSuicide in ''Never-Ending Nightmare'', asking Daring repeatedly to kill her so that the Tantabus [[spoiler:that's linked to her]] will die too. She begins stoic and dignified, but as Daring continually refuses, she starts to lose composure, and ultimately winds up on her knees, weeping uncontrolably and ''begging'' to be killed so that she won't have to bear the guilt for another catastrophe [[spoiler:after she's already done so much evil as Nightmare Moon]], and still daring refuses, trying to convince her there's another way. The thought of such a strong, proud pony overcome by her fear and shame like this is a powerful, nearly haunting, image.
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