History TearJerker / DragonLance

20th Aug '16 9:54:15 AM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Sturm's]] death in the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' novels. Apparently even the authors cried as they wrote the scene.

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* [[spoiler:Sturm's]] death in the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' novels. Apparently even the authors cried as they wrote the scene.
18th Jan '16 11:19:51 PM ReyKenobi
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* [[spoiler:Caramon's death]] in the hands of [[spoiler:Tas']] and his reaction to it.

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* [[spoiler:Caramon's death]] in the hands of [[spoiler:Tas']] and his reaction to it.it.
* At the end of Autumn Twilight, Mataflur had taken care of children and women captives... but upon seeing a weapon made to kill dragons, suffered traumatic flashbacks of her own children flying off and never returning. The kids see her in such a state and start screaming at the heroes not to hurt her, and of course they're not. So they get forced to make a tearful goodbye to Matafleur. She later on performs a HeroicSacrifice when another dragon comes to kill them and pushes them into a mountain. It's said later on you could hear her spirit say "My children"
7th Dec '15 10:20:18 AM Kuruni
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** This troper would like to mention that she cried at the actual death, as well as the moments mentioned above. The reactions of Tasslehoff to the whole thing was utterly heartbreaking. I cried for probably half an hour.
** This troper had her heart absolutely broken at the end of the War of Souls trilogy, when [[spoiler:Tas goes back in time do die under Chaos' foot.]] The scene was sad enough the first time around; realizing that he chose it, for the good of everyone else... * bawls*
*** And then, after [[spoiler:Tas dies in his HeroicSacrifice, he sits down next to Flint, who has been his best friend and companion in the whole story, and, seeing that Reorx's forge's fire has been put out, Tas convinces Flint to turn it on again. And a new star appears on the sky...]] Damn, I cried loads when both things happened.



** [[spoiler:Matafleur]]'s HeroicSacrifice near the end of ''Dragons of Autumn Twilight''. Brought this troper closer to tears than just about anything that happened to the supposed main characters in the entire trilogy.
*** THAT was the saddest part. Period. It was just so sad, like the entire chapter. Just typing that would make some people I know teary-eyed, and seriously that's the ''only'' book I've ever cried reading, I was literally in tears on the bus.
*** What probably made [[spoiler:Matafleur]]'s HeroicSacrifice so sad was just reading a plot summary of it, consider that even though the character was ''just'' introduced...[[spoiler:we learn that Matafluer is an old dragoness who apparently acts as a mother to the captured kids and women. But upon seeing a weapon made to fight dragons, she starts having memory relapses of seeing ''her own children'' fly off to war to be killed, begging them not to and for them to come back. Then the kids start coming in and see her going crazy and start yelling stuff like "No! No! Don't hurt our dragon!" and they have to be persuaded to get out and say bye to her only she's too hysterical to pay attention to them. It sounds like it's over but then finally another dragon comes to get all the characters and prisoners, but Matafluer shows up and flies at the dragon who wants to hurt her children. He breathes fire at her but she doesn't care and just pushes him into a mountain and kills them both. They also say that you can hear her saying "My children..."]]



** When Raistlin came upon regiment of dead Gully Dwarves after they captured Pax Tharkas in ''War of the Twins'' was a mild tear jerker for this troper.
*** Definitely. Especially the way it's described. When Raistlin first sees them, he's confused, and wonders if time has already been changed, as the history books never mentioned a gully dwarf regiment at the battle. Then comes the horrific realization, and as sorrow, anger, and bitterness pass over his face:
--->''"No," he said to himself bitterly, "the pitiful sacrifice of these poor creatures was not left out of histories because it did not happen. It was left out simply because--"''
--->''He paused, staring grimly down at the small broken bodies. "No one cared..."''
29th Oct '15 5:50:31 AM littlebeeper
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*** What probably made [[spoiler:Matafleur]]'s HeroicSacrifice so sad was just reading a plot summary of it, consider that even though the character was ''just'' introduced...[[spoiler:we learn that Matafluer is an old dragoness who apparently acts as a mother to the captured kids and women. But upon seeing a weapon made to fight dragons, she starts having memory relapses of seeing ''her own children'' fly off to war to be killed, begging them not to and for them to come back. Then the kids start coming in and see her going crazy and start yelling stuff like "No! No! Don't hurt our dragon!" and they have to be perusuaded to get out and say bye to her only she's too hysterical to pay attention to them. It sounds like it's over but then finally another dragon comes to get all the characters and prisoners, but Matafluer shows up and flies at the dragon who wants to hurt her children. He breathes fire at her but she doesn't care and just pushes him into a mountain and kills them both. They also say that you can her her saying "My children..."]]

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*** What probably made [[spoiler:Matafleur]]'s HeroicSacrifice so sad was just reading a plot summary of it, consider that even though the character was ''just'' introduced...[[spoiler:we learn that Matafluer is an old dragoness who apparently acts as a mother to the captured kids and women. But upon seeing a weapon made to fight dragons, she starts having memory relapses of seeing ''her own children'' fly off to war to be killed, begging them not to and for them to come back. Then the kids start coming in and see her going crazy and start yelling stuff like "No! No! Don't hurt our dragon!" and they have to be perusuaded persuaded to get out and say bye to her only she's too hysterical to pay attention to them. It sounds like it's over but then finally another dragon comes to get all the characters and prisoners, but Matafluer shows up and flies at the dragon who wants to hurt her children. He breathes fire at her but she doesn't care and just pushes him into a mountain and kills them both. They also say that you can her hear her saying "My children..."]]
24th Aug '11 11:53:25 PM Digitalpotato
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*** What probably made [[spoiler:Matafleur]]'s HeroicSacrifice so sad was just reading a plot summary of it, consider that even though the character was ''just'' introduced...[[spoiler:we learn that Matafluer is an old dragoness who apparently acts as a mother to the captured kids and women. But upon seeing a weapon made to fight dragons, she starts having memory relapses of seeing ''her own children'' fly off to war to be killed, begging them not to and for them to come back. Then the kids start coming in and see her going crazy and start yelling stuff like "No! No! Don't hurt our dragon!" and they have to be perusuaded to get out and say bye to her only she's too hysterical to pay attention to them. It sounds like it's over but then finally another dragon comes to get all the characters and prisoners, but Matafluer shows up and flies at the dragon who wants to hurt her children. He breathes fire at her but she doesn't care and just pushes him into a mountain and kills them both. They also say that you can her her saying "My children..."]]
7th Aug '11 9:50:48 PM Zipding
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* [spoiler:Caramon's death] in the hands of [spoiler:Tas'] hands and his reaction to it.

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* [spoiler:Caramon's death] [[spoiler:Caramon's death]] in the hands of [spoiler:Tas'] hands [[spoiler:Tas']] and his reaction to it.
7th Aug '11 9:49:55 PM Zipding
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* The short story "A Painter's Vision" from the anthology ''Love And War''. It's just... impossible to describe and do it justice. It's heartbreaking and beautiful and utterly destroys you inside.

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* The short story "A Painter's Vision" from the anthology ''Love And War''. It's just... impossible to describe and do it justice. It's heartbreaking and beautiful and utterly destroys you inside.inside.
* [spoiler:Caramon's death] in the hands of [spoiler:Tas'] hands and his reaction to it.
23rd May '11 6:28:37 AM eleutherios
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--->''He paused, staring grimly down at the small broken bodies. "No one cared..."''

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--->''He paused, staring grimly down at the small broken bodies. "No one cared..."''"''
* The short story "A Painter's Vision" from the anthology ''Love And War''. It's just... impossible to describe and do it justice. It's heartbreaking and beautiful and utterly destroys you inside.
20th Mar '11 8:38:09 PM thedarkfreak
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*** Definitely. Especially the way it's described. When Raistlin first sees them, he's confused, and wonders if time has already been changed, as the history books never mentioned a gully dwarf regiment at the battle. Then comes the horrific realization, and both sorrow, anger, and bitterness pass over his face:

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*** Definitely. Especially the way it's described. When Raistlin first sees them, he's confused, and wonders if time has already been changed, as the history books never mentioned a gully dwarf regiment at the battle. Then comes the horrific realization, and both as sorrow, anger, and bitterness pass over his face:
20th Mar '11 8:34:18 PM thedarkfreak
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--->''"No," he said to himself bitterly, "the pitiful sacrifice of these poor creatures was not left out of history because it did not happen. It was left out simply because--"''

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--->''"No," he said to himself bitterly, "the pitiful sacrifice of these poor creatures was not left out of history histories because it did not happen. It was left out simply because--"''
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