History TearJerker / DragonBall

21st Mar '18 5:12:40 PM pinkiestar
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** Yamcha desperately tries to stop him from killing Goku. After it looks like he's been killed and Krillin asks what happened, he can't even bring himself to say it and just shakes his head.
26th Jan '18 8:54:34 PM AegisP
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* The murder of Bora by Taopaipai. This was the first (onscreen) death of the entire series. Watching Upa run to this dead father while crying, and Goku charging at Taopaipai fits this trope.

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* The murder of Bora by Taopaipai. This was the first (onscreen) death of the entire series. Watching Upa run to this dead father while crying, and Goku charging at Taopaipai fits this trope.is the first major tragedy of DragonBall.
22nd Jan '18 9:59:29 AM JamesAustin
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* Every single time Kuririn dies.
** From the original series: Kuririn's first death, and Goku getting to him too late. ''Heartbreaking.''
*** Worse, in the anime: Goku, who's a BigEater, doesn't even touch his food, struggling to shake off the fact that a simple friendly task of Kuririn offering to get his 4-star ball back to him could lead to danger. He then flips out, after hearing Krillin scream and runs back to the contestant room, and the first thing he sees is Kuririn's body on the ground. The announcer, who was also attacked, explains a monster came and fought Krillin and stole a list. The gang run back to see what happened. Goku tries to look for a heartbeat, but hears none. He then announces that Krillin is dead, and appears to fighting back tears, while deeply enraged. It's actually one of the first times we've seen Goku cry, and not in [[TearsOfJoy joy]] like the arc before.
*** Even the [[SplitPersonality blonde Lunch]], who introduced herself to Goku and Kuririn by shooting at them, was sad and sorrowfully carried his body in her hands.
** "Death 1.5", where he's gored by Freeza's first transformation, but is barely saved by Dende. Especially with how long it took him to expire.
** His second death. Quick and senseless, but still just as wrenching.
*** [[spoiler: Goku's transforming into a Super Saiyan is at least partly a result of Kuririn's death[[note]](original dub, Freeza mocks how Krillin exploded; in Kai, Freeza says that Gohan's next[[/note]].]]
** His third death... not so much. Not quite as dramatically effective when you're [[ImAHumanitarian turned into candy and eaten]].
*** Although, it ''was'' a HeroicSacrifice as he acted as a decoy to protect his family which definitely has some emotional merit. [[spoiler: It gets really sad when you realize this ends up being a SenselessSacrifice since his wife 18 and his daughter Marron were the VERY NEXT victims of Super Buu shortly afterwards.]]
** His fourth death, in GT when #17 is trying to get #18 to come back to him. Kuririn (An aged man at this point, daughter Marron beside him) is telling him he has no control over her anymore, she's not a part of him, and she can make her own descisions. #17 doesn't like this. So he blows a hole through Kuririn's chest, blowing him back and killing him. What sets it off is Marron and 18's reactions. Marron's shaking his limp body crying "Wake up Daddy... wake up!" while 18 is begging for him not to leave her, crying while a montage of scenes between the two are shown. She sheds a few tears and whispers a soft "I love you" before [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge rushing at 17]].

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* Every single time Kuririn Krillin dies.
** From the original series: Kuririn's Krillin's first death, and Goku getting to him too late. ''Heartbreaking.''
*** Worse, in the anime: Goku, who's a BigEater, doesn't even touch his food, struggling to shake off the fact that a simple friendly task of Kuririn Krillin offering to get his 4-star ball back to him could lead to danger. He then flips out, after hearing Krillin scream and runs back to the contestant room, and the first thing he sees is Kuririn's Krillin's body on the ground. The announcer, who was also attacked, explains a monster came and fought Krillin and stole a list. The gang run back to see what happened. Goku tries to look for a heartbeat, but hears none. He then announces that Krillin is dead, and appears to fighting back tears, while deeply enraged. It's actually one of the first times we've seen Goku cry, and not in [[TearsOfJoy joy]] like the arc before.
*** Even the [[SplitPersonality blonde Lunch]], who introduced herself to Goku and Kuririn Krillin by shooting at them, was sad and sorrowfully carried his body in her hands.
** "Death 1.5", where he's gored by Freeza's first transformation, transformation during the Frieza Saga in ''Z'', but is barely saved by Dende. Especially with how long it took him to expire.
** His second death. Quick and senseless, but still just as wrenching.
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wrenching. [[spoiler: Goku's transforming into a Super Saiyan is at least partly a result of Kuririn's Krillin's death[[note]](original English dub, Freeza mocks how Krillin exploded; in Kai, the original Japanese dub and others, Freeza says that Gohan's next[[/note]].]]
** His third death... not so much. Not quite as dramatically effective when you're [[ImAHumanitarian turned into candy and eaten]].
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eaten]]. Although, it ''was'' a HeroicSacrifice as he acted as a decoy to protect his family which definitely has some emotional merit.merit, which caused the almost-always stoic #18 to shout his name in worry. [[spoiler: It gets really sad when you realize this ends up being a SenselessSacrifice since his wife 18 and his daughter Marron were the VERY NEXT victims of Super Buu shortly afterwards.]]
** His fourth death, in GT ''GT'' when #17 is trying to get #18 to come back to him. Kuririn Krillin (An aged man at this point, daughter Marron beside him) is telling him he has no control over her anymore, she's not a part of him, and she can make her own descisions. #17 doesn't like this. So he blows a hole through Kuririn's Krillin's chest, blowing him back and killing him. What sets it off is Marron and 18's reactions. Marron's shaking his limp body crying "Wake up Daddy... wake up!" while 18 is begging for him not to leave her, crying while a montage of scenes between the two are shown. She sheds a few tears and whispers a soft "I love you" before [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge rushing at 17]].



* King Vegeta's death: the guy is trying to rescue his son from the clutches of an monster like Frieza and dies trying.
** What makes it worse is that Vegeta doesn't even know how awesomely brave his dad was when he died. He probably thinks his father was on the planet when it happened.

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* King Vegeta's death: the guy is trying to rescue his son from the clutches of an monster like Frieza and dies trying.
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trying. What makes it worse is that Vegeta doesn't even know how awesomely brave his dad was when he died. He Up until Frieza told him on Namek how he died [[ForTheEvulz just to get a kick out of him]], he probably thinks thought his father was on the planet when it happened.



* A little too subtle to notice, but the fact that Chichi blames herself for being so stubborn in Gohan's raising and her stance against his martial arts training, and that as a result she indirectly caused Goku's death at the hands of Cell isn't too easy to face. This is the very reason she is seen training Goten.
** Just before that, when Goku sacrifices his life to protect the Earth, Gohan breaks down sobbing and he gets upset with himself for not beating Cell earlier, and says it's his fault that Goku died. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Kuririn then consoles Gohan and tells him that he fought well.]]
* Every time [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs9fEmbT2qE this song]] plays in Dragon Ball Z, it's almost guaranteed to make you cry, as it accompanies some of the most dramatic deaths in the anime, including Piccolo and Vegeta's.

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* A little too subtle to notice, but the fact that Chichi Chi-Chi blames herself for being so stubborn in Gohan's raising and her stance against his martial arts training, and that as a result she indirectly caused Goku's death at the hands of Cell isn't too easy to face. This is the very reason she is seen training Goten.
** Just before that, when Goku sacrifices his life to protect the Earth, Gohan breaks down sobbing and he gets upset with himself for not beating Cell earlier, and says it's his fault that Goku died. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Kuririn Krillin then consoles Gohan and tells him that he fought well.]]
* Every time [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs9fEmbT2qE this song]] plays in Dragon ''Dragon Ball Z, Z'', it's almost guaranteed to make you cry, as it accompanies some of the most dramatic deaths in the anime, including Piccolo and Vegeta's.






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* The end of Mystical Adventure. When Upa gets the courage (from Goku) to ask Shenron to revive his father. It's more of a so happy it's sad moment. really. What really makes this scene is the song Dragon Ball Densetsu playing over it.
* In the first World Tournament when it looks like Jackie Chun(aka Master Roshi) killed an apeified Goku with a Kamehameha wave. The reactions of Bulma, Krillin, Yamcha, and company is really upsetting.

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* The end of Mystical Adventure. When Upa gets the courage (from Goku) to ask Shenron to revive his father. It's more of a so happy it's sad moment. moment, really. What really makes this scene is the song Dragon Ball Densetsu playing over it.
* In the first World Tournament when it looks like Jackie Chun(aka Chun (aka Master Roshi) killed an apeified Goku with a Kamehameha wave. The reactions of Bulma, Krillin, Yamcha, and company is really upsetting.



** Then we got Krillin yelling in horror for Goku not to leave them and accusing Jackie Chun of being a murderer.
** In the sub, the next episode preview has Bulma doing the commentary. The thing is, Goku is always the one who does it which makes the episode highly imply that he's dead.
*** Even sadder for Krillin considering he had bonded with Goku for the past several months and even had become best friends with him; to see that his new friend had apparently been killed right in front of him is absolutely heartbreaking. Sure Goku turns out to be fine but still...
* When the Masked Fighter is revealed to be Gohan Sr. in Dragon Ball. Goku begins to cry as he hugs his grandfather. Bulma even says "Gosh, even Son's crying!" A rare occasion indeed.

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** Then we got Krillin yelling in horror for Goku not to leave them and accusing Jackie Chun of being a murderer.
murderer. Even sadder for Krillin considering he had bonded with Goku for the past several months and even had become best friends with him; to see that his new friend had apparently been killed right in front of him is absolutely heartbreaking.
** In the sub, the next episode preview has Bulma doing the commentary. The thing is, Goku is always the one who does it which makes the episode highly imply that he's dead. \n*** Even sadder for Krillin considering he had bonded with Goku for the past several months and even had become best friends with him; to see that his new friend had apparently been killed right in front of him is absolutely heartbreaking. Sure Goku turns out to be fine but still...
* When the Masked Fighter is revealed to be Gohan Sr. in Dragon Ball.''Dragon Ball''. Goku begins to cry as he hugs his grandfather. Bulma even says "Gosh, even Son's crying!" A rare occasion indeed.
15th Jan '18 2:53:34 PM SpaceDrake
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-->“If you gather the seven Dragon Balls, any wish you want will be granted. But this time, they’re useless... I’m so sorry.”

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-->“If --->“If you gather the seven Dragon Balls, any wish you want will be granted. But this time, they’re useless... I’m so sorry.”
15th Jan '18 2:53:20 PM SpaceDrake
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** Her funeral was a private affair. Her [[https://kotaku.com/memorial-service-for-bulmas-voice-actress-hiromi-tsuru-1822083061 owakare-kai memorial]] was attended by ''hundreds'' and was an elaborate memorial to everything she'd done, with Bulma being the most prominent (her altar even included dragon balls). And then there's a line from the memorial speech Creator/MasakoNozawa gave for her comparatively-young friend (Nozawa was ''81'' when this happened, to Tsuru's mere 57):
-->“If you gather the seven Dragon Balls, any wish you want will be granted. But this time, they’re useless... I’m so sorry.”
18th Nov '17 12:19:46 PM thetoonamirose
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* On November 17th, 2017, Bulma's original Japanese VA (Hitomi Tsuru) was found dead in her own car at the age of 57; needless to say this shocking news simply ''crushed'' the hearts of Otaku from all three generations of her career....'''especially''' on those who've grown up on the ''Dragon Ball'' franchise.

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* On November 17th, 2017, Bulma's original Japanese VA (Hitomi (Hiromi Tsuru) was found dead in her own car at the age of 57; needless to say this shocking news simply ''crushed'' the hearts of Otaku from all three generations of her career....'''especially''' on those who've grown up on the ''Dragon Ball'' franchise.
17th Nov '17 7:12:59 PM thetoonamirose
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* On November 17th, 2017, Bulma's original Japanese VA (Hitomi Tsuru) was found dead in her own car at the age of 57; needless to say this shocking news simply ''crushed'' the hearts of Otaku from all three generations of her career....especially on those who've grown up on the ''Dragon Ball'' franchise.

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* On November 17th, 2017, Bulma's original Japanese VA (Hitomi Tsuru) was found dead in her own car at the age of 57; needless to say this shocking news simply ''crushed'' the hearts of Otaku from all three generations of her career....especially '''especially''' on those who've grown up on the ''Dragon Ball'' franchise.
17th Nov '17 7:12:41 PM thetoonamirose
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* On November 17th, 2017, Bulma's original Japanese VA (Hitomi Tsuru) was found dead in her own car at the age of 57; needless to say this shocking news simply ''crushed'' the hearts of Otaku from all three (four?) generations who've grown up on the ''Dragon Ball'' franchise.

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* On November 17th, 2017, Bulma's original Japanese VA (Hitomi Tsuru) was found dead in her own car at the age of 57; needless to say this shocking news simply ''crushed'' the hearts of Otaku from all three (four?) generations of her career....especially on those who've grown up on the ''Dragon Ball'' franchise.
17th Nov '17 7:11:19 PM thetoonamirose
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* On November 17th, 2017, Bulma's original Japanese VA (Hitomi Tsuru) was found dead in her own car at the age of 57; needless to say this shocking news simply ''crushed'' the hearts of so many people who've grown up on the ''Dragon Ball'' franchise.

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* On November 17th, 2017, Bulma's original Japanese VA (Hitomi Tsuru) was found dead in her own car at the age of 57; needless to say this shocking news simply ''crushed'' the hearts of so many people Otaku from all three (four?) generations who've grown up on the ''Dragon Ball'' franchise.
17th Nov '17 7:10:27 PM thetoonamirose
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*On November 17th, 2017, Bulma's original Japanese VA (Hitomi Tsuru) was found dead in her own car at the age of 57; needless to say this shocking news simply ''crushed'' the hearts of so many people who've grown up on the ''Dragon Ball'' franchise.
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