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5th Jul '15 2:26:55 PM JuanGP
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** That part was actually him spelling the word "Burn", or as he sings it, "BURRN!", so it was mostly made for comedic effect, but I agree with everything. Also, there's Billy's look while he watches Penny and Cpt. Hammer through that shelter's window during ''My Eyes'', and those lyrics quoted below...
5th Jul '15 2:16:30 PM JuanGP
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** That part was actually him spelling the word "Burn", or as he sings it, "BURRN!", so it was mostly made for comedic effect, but I agree with everything. Also, there's Billy's look while he watches Penny and Cpt. Hammer through that shelter's window during ''My Eyes'', and those lyrics quoted below...
16th Dec '14 4:22:36 PM RBluefish
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* [[spoiler: Penny's death]]. Even though we all knew it was coming, because as we all know, [[TradeSnark Joss Whedon Hates Happiness]], that doesn't make it any less awful.
** [[TragicTheDragon I]] found it all the worse because she did '''not''' see it coming. Maybe Joss Whedon's name in the credits was a bit of a hint but, honestly, you don't expect something with a title like that and a screamingly funny first and second act to have such a collosal DownerEnding.
** To add to this, [[spoiler: Penny's final words "Captain Hammer will save us" and just the look on Dr Horrible's face]] makes this troper well up every time.

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* [[spoiler: Penny's death]]. Even though we all knew it was coming, because as we all know, [[TradeSnark Joss Whedon Hates Happiness]], that doesn't make it any less awful.
** [[TragicTheDragon I]] found
awful. To make it all the worse because worse, she did '''not''' see it coming. Maybe Joss Whedon's name in the credits was a bit of a hint but, honestly, you don't expect something with a title like that and a screamingly funny first and second act to have such a collosal DownerEnding.
** To add to this,
DownerEnding. Even more, [[spoiler: Penny's final words "Captain Hammer will save us" and just the look on Dr Dr. Horrible's face]] makes this troper well up every time.face]].



** What make that last moment a true Tearjerker is Creator/NeilPatrickHarris' acting. [[spoiler: In that one moment, he moves from singing triumphantly, to a dull near-muttering of the final two words, alone. In his lab, no costume, no act, simply staring at the camera. It really shows that despite his '[[PyrrhicVictory victory]]', he truly feels that he's lost everything. Just... wow.]]
** And a bit before that, during his triumphant "evil" last stanza, you can hear the soft ''"everything you ever"'' still making its way through...
* The credits. No, really. About 5-10 seconds of ''dead silence'' during which to process that heart-wrencher ending, followed by a hauntingly gorgeous rendition of the theme music on violin. If you can watch all the way through to the Mutant Enemy logo and remain dry eyed, you're made of harder stuff than I.
** Even worse, it begins with Penny's theme and is then ''drowned out'' by Dr. Horrible's.
* How about that newspaper headline: [[spoiler: "Community mourns what's-her-name." The only reason anyone notices Penny's death is because she was Captain Hammer's girlfriend.]] Nobody cares about her work for the homeless, or her sweet personality - maybe nobody even knows what she does. The only one who knows is Billy/Dr. Horrible, and...and...gimme that tissue.
** OH GOD! I'LL NEVER STOP CRYING!
* When it ended, I literally just sat in my chair and stared blankly at the screen. Then I desperately tried to look for another scene, because clearly, nothing that funny and lighthearted would end on such a depressing note. There was no other scene.

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** What make that last moment a true Tearjerker is Creator/NeilPatrickHarris' acting. [[spoiler: In that one moment, he moves from singing triumphantly, to a dull near-muttering of the final two words, alone. In his lab, no costume, no act, simply staring at the camera. It really shows that despite his '[[PyrrhicVictory victory]]', he truly feels that he's lost everything. Just... wow.]]
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]] And a bit before that, during his triumphant "evil" last stanza, you can hear the soft ''"everything you ever"'' still making its way through...
* The credits. No, really. About 5-10 seconds of ''dead silence'' during which to process that heart-wrencher ending, followed by a hauntingly gorgeous rendition of the theme music on violin. If you can watch all the way through to the Mutant Enemy logo and remain dry eyed, you're made of harder stuff than I.
**
Even worse, it begins with Penny's theme and is then ''drowned out'' by Dr. Horrible's.
* How about that newspaper headline: [[spoiler: "Community mourns what's-her-name." The only reason anyone notices Penny's death is because she was Captain Hammer's girlfriend.]] Nobody cares about her work for the homeless, or her sweet personality - maybe nobody even knows what she does. The only one who knows is Billy/Dr. Horrible, and...and...gimme that tissue.
** OH GOD! I'LL NEVER STOP CRYING!
* When it ended, I literally just sat in my chair and stared blankly at the screen. Then I desperately tried to look for another scene, because clearly, nothing that funny and lighthearted would end on such a depressing note. There was no other scene.



* I didn't realize until a friend told me to pay more attention to Penny during the end of ''Slipping'', after Dr Horrible sings "head up Billy buddy," and Penny stands up ''she murmurs the words "Billy buddy".'' Her expression of disbelief while she said it, combined with the fact I already [[RewatchBonus knew where this was going]] made me choke up.
** Other troper here lipread that as "Billy? Oh, no..." Either way, however, the effect is the same.

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* I didn't realize until a friend told me to pay more Pay attention to Penny during the end of ''Slipping'', after Dr Horrible sings "head up Billy buddy," and Penny stands up ''she murmurs the words "Billy buddy".'' Her expression of disbelief while she said it, combined with the fact I already [[RewatchBonus knew where this was going]] made me choke up.
** Other troper here lipread that as
it is ''heartbreaking.'' (She might also be saying "Billy? Oh, no..." Either way, however, the effect is the same.same).



** You are Satan.
19th Feb '14 7:53:31 PM AdelePotter
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* This part of "So They Say:"
-->'''Dr. Horrible and Penny:''' There's no happy ending, so they say.
-->'''Dr. Horrible:''' Not for me, anyway...
28th Jan '14 8:18:55 AM AdelePotter
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* Penny's Song. "Here's the story of a girl, who grew up lost and lonely..."
28th Jan '14 8:18:55 AM AdelePotter
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14th Nov '13 7:05:53 PM Technicolourtardis
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** Which serves as a CallBack to the opening song, "Laundry Day", when he sings "With my FreezeRay I will/Stop... the world." and the only thing that stops moving is Penny (and her laundry), hinting that Penny, and the one thing that brought them together, were his world.
4th Oct '13 11:48:18 PM 1upmushroom
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2nd Aug '13 3:34:15 AM Replica
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* When Penny has a second frozen yoghurt and keeps looking at the door but Billy doesn't turn up. If Horrible hadn't been trying to get revenge, she may have chosen him.
1st Mar '13 11:30:31 AM Ghost101
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** What make that last moment a true Tearjerker is NeilPatrickHarris' acting. [[spoiler: In that one moment, he moves from singing triumphantly, to a dull near-muttering of the final two words, alone. In his lab, no costume, no act, simply staring at the camera. It really shows that despite his '[[PyrrhicVictory victory]]', he truly feels that he's lost everything. Just... wow.]]

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** What make that last moment a true Tearjerker is NeilPatrickHarris' Creator/NeilPatrickHarris' acting. [[spoiler: In that one moment, he moves from singing triumphantly, to a dull near-muttering of the final two words, alone. In his lab, no costume, no act, simply staring at the camera. It really shows that despite his '[[PyrrhicVictory victory]]', he truly feels that he's lost everything. Just... wow.]]
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