History TearJerker / DragonQuest

24th Aug '17 1:04:53 PM bluedragonx
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* Throughout the fifth chapter, you can find references to the story of the angel and the woodcutter. Upon reaching Zenithia, you can finally hear the full tale: [[spoiler: An angel fell in love with a woodcutter and descended to earth to be with him. This angered the Zenith Dragon, who [[ValuesDissonance struck him dead]] and [[ValuesDissonance forced the angel to abandon their infant child]], as the baby was half-human and therefore considered unworthy to enter the heavens.]] For an extra punch, [[spoiler: the angel who relates this story to you is all but stated outright to be your mother, as she chokes back tears talking about how difficult it would be for the angel to face her lost child now]].
* And then there's the ending... [[spoiler: One by one, the chosen return to their homes, including a cheerful reunion between Torneko and his young son Tipper. Right after that reunion, however, Maya and Meena return to their village just long enough to visit their father's grave, before heading on to Laissez Faire. Solo/Sofia then returns to their Doomed Hometown, which is still a burned-out shell of its former self. Standing in the middle of the village -- where the flower field they and Eliza used to play once grew -- they finally drop their sword and shield before slumping over in complete exhaustion. Then the sky glows, Eliza comes back to life, and the hero embraces their lost childhood friend...]]

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* Throughout the fifth chapter, you can find references to the story of the angel and the woodcutter. Upon reaching Zenithia, you can finally hear the full tale: [[spoiler: An angel fell in love with a woodcutter and descended to earth to be with him. This angered the Zenith Dragon, who [[ValuesDissonance struck him dead]] dead and [[ValuesDissonance forced the angel to abandon their infant child]], as the baby was half-human and therefore considered unworthy to enter the heavens.]] For an extra punch, [[spoiler: the angel who relates this story to you is all but stated outright to be your mother, as she chokes back tears talking about how difficult it would be for the angel to face her lost child now]].
* And then there's the ending... [[spoiler: One by one, the chosen return to their homes, including a cheerful reunion between Torneko and his young son Tipper. Right after that reunion, however, Maya and Meena return to their village just long enough to visit their father's grave, before heading on to Laissez Faire. Solo/Sofia then returns to their Doomed Hometown, DoomedHometown, which is still a burned-out shell of its former self. Standing in the middle of the village -- where the flower field they and Eliza used to play once grew -- they finally drop their sword and shield before slumping over in complete exhaustion. Then the sky glows, Eliza comes back to life, and the hero embraces their lost childhood friend...]]
20th Mar '17 4:00:40 PM Bartzv
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** The Nintendo 3DS version handles this a bit differently as in [[spoiler: Lavander/Linda and Carraway/Pepe are both dead and buried at the church, giving their story a somewhat BittersweetEnding as they are now TogetherInDeath.]]

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** The Nintendo 3DS version handles this a bit differently as in [[spoiler: Lavander/Linda and Carraway/Pepe are both dead and buried side-by-side at the church, giving their story a somewhat BittersweetEnding as they are now TogetherInDeath.]]
20th Mar '17 3:58:15 PM Bartzv
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** The Nintendo 3DS version handles this a bit differently as in [[spoiler: Lavander/Linda and Carraway/Pepe are both dead and buried at the church.]]

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** The Nintendo 3DS version handles this a bit differently as in [[spoiler: Lavander/Linda and Carraway/Pepe are both dead and buried at the church.church, giving their story a somewhat BittersweetEnding as they are now TogetherInDeath.]]
18th Jan '17 7:23:18 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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->[[spoiler:'''Joshua''': To my little sister Maria, I'm afraid my days are numbered. All I can hope now...my only hope...is that you alone will be happy.]]

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->[[spoiler:'''Joshua''': -->[[spoiler:'''Joshua''': To my little sister Maria, I'm afraid my days are numbered. All I can hope now...my only hope...is that you alone will be happy.]]
2nd Dec '16 2:35:01 PM Nicoaln
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** In fact, one of the biggest surprises you have is when you go to the town in the present, you find that it's no longer there, and the other town is around. Once you have gone there in the middle, the name of the new community hits you: Wilted Heart.



* Sieble of Loomin. Poor guy just wants to be left alone with his [[PetBabyWildAnimal exotic pets]], but they both [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice themselves]] to save him]]. Though the latter case only occurs if you don't [[WhatTheHellHero kill Chibi yourself]].

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* Sieble Sieble/Buddy of Loomin.Loomin/Nottagen. For starters, the town he lives in is a DoomMagnet. First time the heroes go into the village, he has been kicked out of his house and lives on the streets. Poor guy just wants to be left alone with his [[PetBabyWildAnimal exotic pets]], but they both [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice themselves]] to save him]]. Though the latter case only occurs if you don't [[WhatTheHellHero kill Chibi yourself]].


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** Even the 3DS version makes this sad if you save Chibi, because Buddy has to follow you and abandon Chibi, who even walks after you confused. Then, out of nowhere, Chibi returns and fights off the hellworms.
30th Sep '16 6:04:34 AM TheWeird1
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** The Nintendo 3DS version handles this a bit differently as in [[spoiler: Lavander/Linda and Carraway/Pepe are both dead and buried at the church.]]
25th Jun '16 5:11:38 PM nombretomado
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As a long-running RPG series, ''DragonQuest'' has a rich legacy of {{Tear Jerker}}s:

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As a long-running RPG series, ''DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' has a rich legacy of {{Tear Jerker}}s:
30th Nov '15 5:45:54 PM Lizardon
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* Remember Maria's brother? The nice guy who deeply cared about his sister and helped you [[spoiler: escape a life of slavery?]] Well, when you further advance through the game and head back to the temple where you were first started off in the second generation... [[spoiler: You come across his skeleton inside the temple. If you examine his skeleton, you'll find a letter he wrote to his "dear little sister Maria" telling her that his days are ending and his final wish is for her to be happy forever. If you use Party Chat after reading the letter, it makes the scene much more emotional.]] Poor guy.

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* Remember Maria's brother? The nice guy who deeply cared about his sister and helped you [[spoiler: escape a life of slavery?]] Well, when you further advance through the game and head back to the temple where you were first started off in the second generation... [[spoiler: You come across his skeleton inside the temple. If you examine his skeleton, you'll find a letter that he wrote to his "dear little sister Maria" Maria", telling her that his days are ending and his final wish is for her to be happy forever. If you use Party Chat after reading the letter, it makes the scene much more emotional.forever.]] Poor guy.guy.
->[[spoiler:'''Joshua''': To my little sister Maria, I'm afraid my days are numbered. All I can hope now...my only hope...is that you alone will be happy.]]
18th Nov '14 5:34:42 AM lalalei2001
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* There's a very good reason why Bianca is considered the [[OfficialCouple 'true' choice]]... Originally, DeusAngstMachina hits her like a ''brick'' if you picked Flora over her. Consider this: in the time you spent apart, she [[spoiler: loses her mother, has to care for her ailing father by herself,]] and is finally reunited with her childhood friend after ten years only to immediately learn that he's in the middle of an EngagementChallenge so he can marry a beautiful ''princess''. She ''helps him complete it'', and against her better judgement accompanies him back to meet his bride-to-be, who ''immediately realizes'' she's in love with him, makes her admit it, then offers to step back and let her marry him instead [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy so they can be happy together]]. After an emotional night spent waiting and wondering if he returns her feelings, the big moment comes... [[VideogameCrueltyPotential and he chooses Flora]]. And if ''that'' wasn't [[BreakTheCutie harsh enough]], [[spoiler: her father ''immediately dies afterward'', and she ends up an abused barmaid.]] ''No wonder'' they toned it down in {{The Remake}}s.
** Doubly so when you consider that there are two possible motives for him to choose Flora/Nera: One is [[LoveAtFirstSight a sudden attraction]]. Let us discount that and focus on the other reason. Our hero is out carry out his father's quest to gather the legendary equipment to give to TheChosenOne. It's not so much that he chooses Flora/Nera... it's that ''he chooses a '''shield''', a '''sheet of metal''''' (and the world) ''over his ForgottenChildhoodFriend''. [[LovedINotHonorMore Except that she may not be as forgotten as she thinks]]. It's just that the hero is between a rock and a hard place, and saying "ScrewDestiny, I'm [[MarryForLove marrying my]] ChildhoodSweetheart!" could have extremely grave consequences. For all the hero knew at the time, TheNeedsOfTheMany outweighed the "needs" of those four teens. Even if he knew about Bianca's BadFuture, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo it is a small price to pay]] to prevent '''everyone''' from having a Bad Future. In fact, it could be that part of the reason for introducing Debora is for the hero to TakeAThirdOption leaving Nera and Crispin happy while he still gets the shield and bloodline.

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* There's a very good reason why Bianca is considered the [[OfficialCouple 'true' choice]]... Originally, DeusAngstMachina hits her like a ''brick'' if you picked Flora over her. Consider this: in the time you spent apart, she [[spoiler: loses her mother, has to care for her ailing father by herself,]] and is finally reunited with her childhood friend after ten years only to immediately learn that he's in the middle of an EngagementChallenge so he can marry a beautiful ''princess''. She ''helps him complete it'', and against her better judgement accompanies him back to meet his bride-to-be, who ''immediately realizes'' she's in love with him, makes her admit it, then offers to step back and let her marry him instead [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy so they can be happy together]]. After an emotional night spent waiting and wondering if he returns her feelings, the big moment comes... [[VideogameCrueltyPotential and he chooses Flora]]. And if ''that'' wasn't [[BreakTheCutie harsh enough]], [[spoiler: her father ''immediately dies afterward'', and she ends up an abused barmaid.]] ''No wonder'' they toned it down in {{The Remake}}s.
** Doubly so when you consider that there are two possible motives for him to choose Flora/Nera: One is [[LoveAtFirstSight a sudden attraction]]. Let us discount that and focus on the other reason. Our hero is out carry out his father's quest to gather the legendary equipment to give to TheChosenOne. It's not so much that he chooses Flora/Nera... it's that ''he chooses a '''shield''', a '''sheet of metal''''' (and the world) ''over his ForgottenChildhoodFriend''. [[LovedINotHonorMore Except that she may not be as forgotten as she thinks]]. It's just that the hero is between a rock and a hard place, and saying "ScrewDestiny, I'm [[MarryForLove marrying my]] ChildhoodSweetheart!" could have extremely grave consequences. For all the hero knew at the time, TheNeedsOfTheMany outweighed the "needs" of those four teens. Even if he knew about Bianca's BadFuture, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo it is a small price to pay]] to prevent '''everyone''' from having a Bad Future. In fact, it could be that part of the reason for introducing Debora is for the hero to TakeAThirdOption leaving Nera and Crispin happy while he still gets the shield and bloodline.



* ''Surely'' Pankraz's [[spoiler: death. He's killed by Ladja after being forced to fight his mooks to avoid your character being killed.]] On the other hand, when [[spoiler: Mada sacrifices herself to try and stop Nimzo, and she and Pankraz go off...to wherever together]], it is both this and a crowning moment of heartwarming. And awesome, due to Mada putting up with being Nimzo's pawn for over twenty years. Even if it was off-screen. This troper is relishing beating the heck out of Nimzo.

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* ''Surely'' Pankraz's [[spoiler: death. He's killed by Ladja after being forced to fight his mooks to avoid your character being killed.]] On the other hand, when [[spoiler: Mada sacrifices herself to try and stop Nimzo, and she and Pankraz go off...to wherever together]], it is both this and a crowning moment of heartwarming. And awesome, due to Mada putting up with being Nimzo's pawn for over twenty years. Even if it was off-screen. This troper is relishing beating the heck out of Nimzo.
1st Apr '13 11:25:50 PM DonaldthePotholer
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** Doubly so when you consider that there are two possible motives for him to choose Flora/Nera: One is [[LoveAtFirstSight a sudden attraction]]. Let us discount that and focus on the other reason. Our hero is out carry out his father's quest to gather the legendary equipment to give to TheChosenOne. It's not so much that he chooses Flora/Nera... it's that ''he chooses a '''shield''', a '''sheet of metal''''' (and the world) ''over his ForgottenChildhoodFriend''. Except that she may not be as forgotten as she thinks. It's just that the hero is between a rock and a hard place, and saying "ScrewDestiny, I'm [[MarryForLove marrying my]] ChildhoodSweetheart!" could have extremely grave consequences. For all the hero knew at the time, TheNeedsOfTheMany outweighed the "needs" of those four teens. Even if he knew about Bianca's BadFuture, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo it is a small price to pay]] to prevent '''everyone''' from having a Bad Future. In fact, it could be that part of the reason for introducing Debora is for the hero to TakeAThirdOption leaving Nera and Crispin happy while he still gets the shield and bloodline.

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** Doubly so when you consider that there are two possible motives for him to choose Flora/Nera: One is [[LoveAtFirstSight a sudden attraction]]. Let us discount that and focus on the other reason. Our hero is out carry out his father's quest to gather the legendary equipment to give to TheChosenOne. It's not so much that he chooses Flora/Nera... it's that ''he chooses a '''shield''', a '''sheet of metal''''' (and the world) ''over his ForgottenChildhoodFriend''. [[LovedINotHonorMore Except that she may not be as forgotten as she thinks.thinks]]. It's just that the hero is between a rock and a hard place, and saying "ScrewDestiny, I'm [[MarryForLove marrying my]] ChildhoodSweetheart!" could have extremely grave consequences. For all the hero knew at the time, TheNeedsOfTheMany outweighed the "needs" of those four teens. Even if he knew about Bianca's BadFuture, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo it is a small price to pay]] to prevent '''everyone''' from having a Bad Future. In fact, it could be that part of the reason for introducing Debora is for the hero to TakeAThirdOption leaving Nera and Crispin happy while he still gets the shield and bloodline.
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