History TearJerker / DiabloIII

9th Sep '17 11:56:16 PM mlsmithca
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* [[spoiler:The death of Deckard Cain at the hands of Maghda. And then the funeral scene.]]
** [[spoiler: Stay just a little while longer Cain... I'll listen...]]
* And then there's [[spoiler:Leah's own death as her mother Adria uses her as the vessel for Diablo's resurrection in one of the most horrible betrayals of the entire franchise]]. Especially sad if [[spoiler:you've gone through all her conversations and know about her dream of running an inn of her own someday...]]
** In Act V, [[spoiler:the Nephalem finds out that the one with intelligence on Malthael's whereabouts is Adria. From then on, every sentence out of the hero's mouth about Adria can be paraphrased as "I will find her and fucking kill her," and given the above events, it's not hard to see why Sanctuary's hero comes dangerously close to putting RevengeBeforeReason.]]

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* [[spoiler:The The death of Deckard Cain [[spoiler:Deckard Cain]] at the hands of Maghda. And then the funeral scene.]]
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[[spoiler: Stay just a little while longer Cain... I'll listen...]]
* And then there's [[spoiler:Leah's own the death of [[spoiler:Leah as her mother Adria uses her as the vessel for Diablo's resurrection in one of the most horrible betrayals of the entire franchise]]. Especially sad if [[spoiler:you've gone through all her conversations and know about her dream of running an inn of her own someday...]]
** * In Act V, [[spoiler:the the Nephalem finds out that the one with intelligence on Malthael's whereabouts is Adria. [[spoiler:Adria]]. From then on, every sentence out of the hero's mouth about Adria [[spoiler:Adria]] can be paraphrased as "I will find her and fucking kill her," and given the above events, it's not hard to see why Sanctuary's hero comes dangerously close to putting RevengeBeforeReason.]]



* [[spoiler:The aftermath of Diablo's resurrection in Bastion's Keep. Nearly every single NPC save for the merchants and your party is either dead or in despair, including the sweet woman and her soldier husband.]]
--> [[spoiler:"If you are reading this, my husband and I are both gone. We would like to be buried side by side, preferably in a sunny spot. Oh, and please don't bury my husband's sword with us. He won't need it anymore."]]

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* [[spoiler:The The aftermath of Diablo's resurrection [[spoiler:Diablo's resurrection]] in Bastion's Keep. Keep.
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Nearly every single NPC save for the merchants and your party is either dead or in despair, including the sweet woman and her soldier husband.]]
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husband.
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[[spoiler:"If you are reading this, my husband and I are both gone. We would like to be buried side by side, preferably in a sunny spot. Oh, and please don't bury my husband's sword with us. He won't need it anymore."]]



*** Before that, after you've have chewed him out several times, he still hasn't left yet, and he says he's not a coward; he just wants to live. There's something about the tone in his voice that strikes a chord.

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*** ** Before that, after you've have chewed him out several times, he still hasn't left yet, and he says he's not a coward; he just wants to live. There's something about the tone in his voice that strikes a chord.



* [[spoiler:Kormac's despair upon discovering the AwfulTruth of his order, and subsequently his remorse over killing Jondar, wondering if he could have saved him instead.]]
** Gets even worse in ''Reaper of Souls'', where [[spoiler:he realizes that his previous desire to reform his Order is hopeless, since the corruption goes all the way to the Grand Maester, and he sees no other choice but to kill the man who essentially raised and mentored him to prevent him from hurting anyone else like he did Kormac and Jondar.]]

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* [[spoiler:Kormac's Kormac's despair upon discovering the [[spoiler:the AwfulTruth of his order, and subsequently his remorse over killing Jondar, wondering if he could have saved him instead.]]
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]] Gets even worse in ''Reaper of Souls'', where [[spoiler:he realizes that his previous desire to reform his Order is hopeless, since the corruption goes all the way to the Grand Maester, and he sees no other choice but to kill the man who essentially raised and mentored him to prevent him from hurting anyone else like he did Kormac and Jondar.]]



* Another mother appears midway through Act V, calling for her children, who apparently are playing somewhere else. Her carefree demeanor sounds out of place from the beginning and when her children aren't coming back, you get the feeling there might be something very wrong. The whole thing ends with the woman asking the protagonist to pass along a message to her children should they see them. The protagonist simply agrees. It's never spelled out, but it doesn't take a lot of imagination [[DeadAllAlong to see what's going on]]...

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* Another mother appears midway through Act V, calling for her children, who apparently are playing somewhere else. Her carefree demeanor sounds out of place from the beginning and when her children aren't coming back, you get the feeling there might be something very wrong. The whole thing ends with the woman asking the protagonist to pass along a message to her children should they see them. The protagonist simply agrees. It's never spelled out, but it doesn't take a lot of imagination [[DeadAllAlong to see what's going on]]...[[note]] Confirmed when playing as the Necromancer; their ability to see across the border between life and death reveals to them that the mother's children are not coming back, ever.[[/note]]



* Some of the add-on stories of certain characters, especially those whose canonicity were confirmed via ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' can invoke this. In one swift night, Valla (Demon Hunter) lost her sister Halissa and her whole family, there's no wonder that after all that she became grim and really demon-hating. Meanwhile, Li-Ming (Wizard), just as she was really getting along with her master Isendra... well suddenly, said master was assassinated.
** To combine this with the extra sadness, Isendra was assassinated by a Viz-Jaq'taar assassin. She also worked with one during [[VideoGame/DiabloII her last quest to kill off Diablo.]] We don't know if it's the same Assassin, but the prospect of two former friends battling each other to death is sad.

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* Some of the add-on stories of certain characters, especially those whose canonicity were confirmed via ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' can invoke this. In one swift night, Valla (Demon Hunter) lost her sister Halissa and her whole family, there's no wonder that after all that she became grim and really demon-hating. Meanwhile, Li-Ming (Wizard), just as she was really getting along with her master Isendra... well suddenly, said master was assassinated.
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assassinated. To combine this with the extra sadness, Isendra was assassinated by a Viz-Jaq'taar assassin. She also worked with one during [[VideoGame/DiabloII her last quest to kill off Diablo.]] We don't know if it's the same Assassin, but the prospect of two former friends battling each other to death is sad.
12th May '17 7:23:49 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** In Act V, [[spoiler:the Nephalem finds out that the one with intelligence on Malthael's whereabouts is Adria. From then on, every sentence out of the hero's mouth about Adria can be paraphrased as "I will find her and fucking kill her," and given the above events, it's not hard to see why Sanctuary's hero comes dangerously close to putting RevengeBeforeReason.]]
7th Feb '17 9:26:59 PM Octorok103
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** Gets even worse in ''Reaper of Souls'', where [[spoiler:he realizes that his previous desire to reform his Order is hopeless due to its corruption going all the way up to the Grand Maestor, and sees no other choice but to kill the man who essentially raised and mentored him to prevent him from hurting anyone else like he did Kormac and Jondar.]]
* An event in ''Reaper of Souls'', where the spirit of a woman appeals to you to put her husband's soul to rest. Much like in Act 1 you get a small speech where their restless spirits have been placated, and are ready to move on...until a Death Maiden appears, and turns them into Revenants, and takes center stage to fight you. It just serves to show how dire the situation is, that not even the dead are safe.

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** Gets even worse in ''Reaper of Souls'', where [[spoiler:he realizes that his previous desire to reform his Order is hopeless due to its hopeless, since the corruption going goes all the way up to the Grand Maestor, Maester, and he sees no other choice but to kill the man who essentially raised and mentored him to prevent him from hurting anyone else like he did Kormac and Jondar.]]
* An event in ''Reaper of Souls'', where the spirit of a woman appeals to you to put her husband's soul to rest. Much like in Act 1 you get a small speech where their restless spirits have been placated, and are ready to move on... until a Death Maiden appears, and turns them into Revenants, and takes center stage to fight you. It just serves to show how dire the situation is, that not even the dead are safe.
15th Jun '16 8:13:08 AM Dravencour
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* Each one of the houses you can enter in Westmarch is a nightmare. One human woman who had been born after her mother survived a demon attack and is strongly implied to have been raped by one or more demons ends up transformed into one by the Reapers due to her heritage. Her lines and diary seem to indicate she was a perfectly good person before this point. Her dying lines of the hero being too late as they've already stripped away all her humanity before transforming is horrifying and calls back to the Hero's inability to save Leah.

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* Each one of the houses you can enter in Westmarch is a nightmare. One human woman who had been born after her mother survived a demon attack and is strongly implied to have been raped by one or more demons during a demon attack ends up being transformed into one a demon herself by the Reapers Reaper forces due to her heritage. Her lines and diary seem to indicate she was a perfectly good person before this point. Her dying lines of the hero being too late as they've already stripped away all her humanity before transforming is horrifying and calls back to the Hero's inability to save Leah.
15th Jun '16 7:59:31 AM Dravencour
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* Each one of the houses you can enter in Westmarch is a nightmare. One human woman who had been born after her mother was raped by a demon ends up being transformed into one by the Reaper forces due to her heritage. Her lines and diary seem to indicate she was a perfectly good person before this point. Her dying lines of the hero being too late as they've already stripped away all her humanity before transforming is horrifying and calls back to the Hero's inability to save Leah.

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* Each one of the houses you can enter in Westmarch is a nightmare. One human woman who had been born after her mother was survived a demon attack and is strongly implied to have been raped by a demon one or more demons ends up being transformed into one by the Reaper forces Reapers due to her heritage. Her lines and diary seem to indicate she was a perfectly good person before this point. Her dying lines of the hero being too late as they've already stripped away all her humanity before transforming is horrifying and calls back to the Hero's inability to save Leah.



** To combine this with the extra sadness, Isendra was assassinated by a Viz-Jaqtaar assassin. She also worked with one during [[VideoGame/DiabloII her last quest to kill off Diablo.]] We don't know if it's the same Assassin, but the prospect of two former friends battling each other to death is sad.

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** To combine this with the extra sadness, Isendra was assassinated by a Viz-Jaqtaar Viz-Jaq'taar assassin. She also worked with one during [[VideoGame/DiabloII her last quest to kill off Diablo.]] We don't know if it's the same Assassin, but the prospect of two former friends battling each other to death is sad.
10th Jun '16 1:45:25 AM ChrisX
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* Each one of the houses you can enter in Westmarch is a nightmare. One human woman who had been born after her mother was raped by a demon ends up being transformed into one by the Reaper forces due to her heritage. Her lines and diary seem to indicate she was a perfectly good person before this point. Her dying lines of the hero being too late as they've already stripped away all her humanity before transforming is horrifying and calls back to the Hero's inability to save Leah.

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* Each one of the houses you can enter in Westmarch is a nightmare. One human woman who had been born after her mother was raped by a demon ends up being transformed into one by the Reaper forces due to her heritage. Her lines and diary seem to indicate she was a perfectly good person before this point. Her dying lines of the hero being too late as they've already stripped away all her humanity before transforming is horrifying and calls back to the Hero's inability to save Leah.Leah.
* Some of the add-on stories of certain characters, especially those whose canonicity were confirmed via ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' can invoke this. In one swift night, Valla (Demon Hunter) lost her sister Halissa and her whole family, there's no wonder that after all that she became grim and really demon-hating. Meanwhile, Li-Ming (Wizard), just as she was really getting along with her master Isendra... well suddenly, said master was assassinated.
** To combine this with the extra sadness, Isendra was assassinated by a Viz-Jaqtaar assassin. She also worked with one during [[VideoGame/DiabloII her last quest to kill off Diablo.]] We don't know if it's the same Assassin, but the prospect of two former friends battling each other to death is sad.
11th May '16 4:58:33 AM Iku
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* Another mother appears midway through Act V, calling for her children, who apparently are playing somewhere else. Her carefree demeanor sounds out of place from the beginning and when her children aren't coming back, you get the feeling there might be something very wrong. The whole thing ends with the woman asking the protagonist to pass along a message to her children should they see them. The protagonist simply agrees. It's never spelled out, but it doesn't take a lot of imagination [[DeadAllAlong to see what's going on]]...

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* Another mother appears midway through Act V, calling for her children, who apparently are playing somewhere else. Her carefree demeanor sounds out of place from the beginning and when her children aren't coming back, you get the feeling there might be something very wrong. The whole thing ends with the woman asking the protagonist to pass along a message to her children should they see them. The protagonist simply agrees. It's never spelled out, but it doesn't take a lot of imagination [[DeadAllAlong to see what's going on]]...on]]...
* Each one of the houses you can enter in Westmarch is a nightmare. One human woman who had been born after her mother was raped by a demon ends up being transformed into one by the Reaper forces due to her heritage. Her lines and diary seem to indicate she was a perfectly good person before this point. Her dying lines of the hero being too late as they've already stripped away all her humanity before transforming is horrifying and calls back to the Hero's inability to save Leah.
23rd Sep '15 4:26:38 AM DesignatedNPC
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* Some of the NPC chatter in Bastion's Keep can be this. Some of the wounded guardsmen, for example, have lost hope after seeing their comrades killer, or apologize to their commanding officers for not being able to fight anymore, while others ask about their loved ones.

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* Some of the NPC chatter in Bastion's Keep can be this. Some of the wounded guardsmen, for example, have lost hope after seeing their comrades killer, killed, or apologize to their commanding officers for not being able to fight anymore, while others ask about their loved ones.
23rd Sep '15 4:23:34 AM DesignatedNPC
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* Some of the NPC chatter in Bastion's Keep can be this. Some of the wounded guardsmen, for example, have lost hope after seeing their comrades killer, or apologize to their commanding officers for not being able to fight anymore.

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* Some of the NPC chatter in Bastion's Keep can be this. Some of the wounded guardsmen, for example, have lost hope after seeing their comrades killer, or apologize to their commanding officers for not being able to fight anymore.anymore, while others ask about their loved ones.
23rd Sep '15 3:03:36 AM DesignatedNPC
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* Some of the NPC chatter in Bastion's Keep can be this. Some of the wounded guardsmen, for example, have lost hope after seeing their comrades killer, or apologize to their commanding officers for not being able to fight anymore.
-->'''Wounded Guardsman:''' Where's my family? ''Why won't anyone tell me where my family is?''
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