History TearJerker / FinalFantasyIX

19th May '16 8:30:44 PM RAMChYLD
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* "How did you survive...?" "I didn't have a choice. I had to live. I wanted to come home to you. So... I sang your song. Our song." Oh goddammit. *sob* (qualifies also as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}). This was then followed by the [[AwesomeMusic/FinalFantasy hauntingly beautiful]] ''Melodies of Life'' over the game credits. And did we mention that they also reshow key parts of the [=FMVs=] over the credits to jog your memory? You may let the tears flow now.

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* "How did you survive...?" "I didn't have a choice. I had to live. I wanted to come home to you. So... I sang your song. Our song." Oh goddammit. *sob* (qualifies also as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}). This was is then immediately followed by the [[AwesomeMusic/FinalFantasy hauntingly beautiful]] ''Melodies of Life'' over the game credits. And did we mention that they also reshow key parts of the [=FMVs=] over the credits to jog your memory? You may let the Your stream of tears flow now.is now a gushing river of tears.
19th May '16 8:29:12 PM RAMChYLD
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* "How did you survive...?" "I didn't have a choice. I had to live. I wanted to come home to you. So... I sang your song. Our song." Oh goddammit. *sob* (qualifies also as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}). This was then followed by the hauntingly beautiful ''Melodies of Life'' over the game credits. And did we mention that they also reshow key parts of the [=FMVs=] over the credits to jog your memory? You may let the tears flow now.

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* "How did you survive...?" "I didn't have a choice. I had to live. I wanted to come home to you. So... I sang your song. Our song." Oh goddammit. *sob* (qualifies also as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}). This was then followed by the [[AwesomeMusic/FinalFantasy hauntingly beautiful beautiful]] ''Melodies of Life'' over the game credits. And did we mention that they also reshow key parts of the [=FMVs=] over the credits to jog your memory? You may let the tears flow now.
19th May '16 8:23:03 PM RAMChYLD
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* "How did you survive...?" "I didn't have a choice. I had to live. I wanted to come home to you. So... I sang your song. Our song." Oh goddammit. *sob* (qualifies also as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}). This was then followed by the hauntingly beautiful ''Melodies of Life'' over the game credits. And did we mention that they also reshow certain FMVs over the credits? You may let the tears flow now.

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* "How did you survive...?" "I didn't have a choice. I had to live. I wanted to come home to you. So... I sang your song. Our song." Oh goddammit. *sob* (qualifies also as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}). This was then followed by the hauntingly beautiful ''Melodies of Life'' over the game credits. And did we mention that they also reshow certain FMVs key parts of the [=FMVs=] over the credits? credits to jog your memory? You may let the tears flow now.
19th May '16 8:19:45 PM RAMChYLD
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* "How did you survive...?" "I didn't have a choice. I had to live. I wanted to come home to you. So... I sang your song. Our song." Oh goddammit. *sob* (qualifies also as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}).

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* "How did you survive...?" "I didn't have a choice. I had to live. I wanted to come home to you. So... I sang your song. Our song." Oh goddammit. *sob* (qualifies also as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}). This was then followed by the hauntingly beautiful ''Melodies of Life'' over the game credits. And did we mention that they also reshow certain FMVs over the credits? You may let the tears flow now.
14th Dec '15 9:45:12 PM RainbowPhoenix
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* Two more messages can be found on the Eidolon Wall, these two directed at Eiko. Even those who survived the initial attack ultimately did not last long, and as they were dying, they were well aware of what it meant for the last Summoner to be born.
--> "Eiko. You are a treasure born to a dying village. We are dying, and there is little we can do for you. We will return to the stars with one wish in mind. If legends are not born of Eidolons, and eidolons but born out of legends, let us leave this place with one wish: if we can give birth to a legend, it shall create an Eidolon that is a friend and protector of humans."
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--> "Eiko, my lovely child. Until you turn 16 and have your own Eidolon to your control, stay in this village. Then build strong friendships with others. I wish for your happiness from far away."
9th Dec '15 12:37:55 AM AegisP
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** That scene gets to me too, largely because it's so unexpected an act of compassion, given the genre and the way [=RPGs=] usually play out. I don't know why, but just the fact of Zidane's compassion toward someone who had shown him and his friends nothing but cruelty is enough to make me tear up.

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** That scene gets to me too, largely because it's so unexpected an act of compassion, given the genre and the way [=RPGs=] usually play out. I don't know why, but just the fact of Zidane's compassion toward someone who had shown him and his friends nothing but cruelty is enough to make me tear up.
17th Aug '15 3:49:24 PM NonoRobot
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* May just be me, but for some reason, when Quina runs away at Cleyra rather than get into the life saving bubble, he was struck with unreasonable sadness. Partly due to the fact that Quina refuses due to being scared of heights, which made it even worse. Watching that tree explode was so damn hard.
** The destruction of Cleyra. There's something just plain wrong about destroying the home of what were essentially a bunch of peace-loving, nature-worshiping hippies.
*** IT was worse because I accidentally told the Cleyrans to go ''the wrong way'' because [[GuideDangIt you were supposed to know the Alexandria soldiers were ahead of you.]] AAAAGH, NOOO!!!!
*** Even worse is the fact that even if you get all of them to the top of the tree, you've just doomed them to die at Odin's lance.
*** Not quite, they escaped and can be seen around the world map at various places. I can remember seeing one of the oracles in Daeguerro and the couple in Lindblum (complete with children).

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* May just be me, but for some reason, when Quina runs away at Cleyra rather than get into the life saving bubble, he was struck with unreasonable sadness. Partly due to the fact that Quina refuses due to being scared of heights, which made it even worse. Watching that tree explode was so damn hard.
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The destruction of Cleyra. There's something just plain wrong about destroying the home of what were essentially a bunch of peace-loving, nature-worshiping hippies. \n*** IT was worse because I accidentally told the Cleyrans to go ''the wrong way'' because [[GuideDangIt you were supposed to know the Alexandria soldiers were ahead of you.]] AAAAGH, NOOO!!!! \n*** Even worse is the fact that even if you get all of them to the top of the tree, you've just doomed them to die at Odin's lance. \n*** Not quite, they escaped and can be seen around the world map at various places. I can remember seeing one of the oracles in Daeguerro and the couple in Lindblum (complete with children).
28th May '15 7:56:29 PM hakulives
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--> Vivi: Everyone... Thank you. Farewell. My memories will be part of the sky...
5th Jan '15 5:37:24 AM blueranger
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* There's a sidequest on Disk 4 where the player will eventually discover a message written on the Eidolon Wall in Madain Sari - from Garnet's birth father. He wrote it after the attack by the Invincible and was badly wounded - so he's writing it knowing he will die soon, in the hope that his wife and daughter will read it. Even sadder with the knowledge that Garnet probably will never know his name or remember what he looks like.
--> "I survived the storm. I wonder if you two are okay? I see the two of you smile every time I close my eyes. I imagine I see you when I open my eyes. I have a mortal wound. I won't be able to wait for you very long. I regret being so unemotional all these years. I'm writing down everything here in the hope that you'll read it someday. To my dearest wife, Jane, Although we fought many times, and I may not have shown my affection enough, I love you very much. To my beloved daughter, Sarah, My life changed when you were born. You made me happy. These are the things I want you to know."
** Of course it does become HeartwarmingInHindsight with the knowledge that Sarah ''did'' get raised by a family that loved her and she grew up to become a fine young woman, implied to be TheHighQueen by the end. Also her father and Jane are TogetherInDeath now.
4th Oct '14 11:01:29 AM ShorinBJ
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* The moment when the third Black Waltz [[spoiler:massacred those poor Black Mages]].

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* The moment when the third Black Waltz [[spoiler:massacred massacred those poor Black Mages]].Mages.



** The Black Mages suffer even more when [[spoiler:Kuja gleefully admits that he tricked them into his service with the promise of lengthening their short lifespans, saying they're going to die soon and there's nothing they can do about it. The Black Mages have no choice but to accept their fate.]]
* The moment where [[spoiler:Queen Brahne dies on the beach outside her lifeboat.]] Yes, she might have gone mad with greed and killed thousands of innocent people, but that's still [[spoiler:a young girl losing her mother and the only family she has left.]]
** There's also the line where Vivi's narration says that he didn't feel sad at all, that he hated [[spoiler: Brahne]] and wanted this to happen to her. And then he says "but then I saw Garnet cry".
** Also the aftermath, including [[spoiler:the destruction of Alexandria]], giving Garnet a HeroicBSOD moment and causing her to go completely ''mute'' from the trauma.

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** The Black Mages suffer even more when [[spoiler:Kuja Kuja gleefully admits that he tricked them into his service with the promise of lengthening their short lifespans, saying they're going to die soon and there's nothing they can do about it. The Black Mages have no choice but to accept their fate.]]
fate.
* The moment where [[spoiler:Queen Queen Brahne dies on the beach outside her lifeboat.]] lifeboat. Yes, she might have gone mad with greed and killed thousands of innocent people, but that's still [[spoiler:a a young girl losing her mother and the only family she has left.]]
left.
** There's also the line where Vivi's narration says that he didn't feel sad at all, that he hated [[spoiler: Brahne]] Brahne and wanted this to happen to her. And then he says "but then I saw Garnet cry".
** Also the aftermath, including [[spoiler:the the destruction of Alexandria]], Alexandria, giving Garnet a HeroicBSOD moment and causing her to go completely ''mute'' from the trauma.



* And, yes, the moment [[spoiler:when Zidane stays behind to be with Kuja in his final moments, who only just realized he had wasted his life and it had meaning just before he died. Like in the example above, Kuja is still Zidane's only real family, being his 'big brother'.]]
** [[spoiler:Not quite Zidane's only family.]] Which brings us to another tear jerker. [[spoiler:Their little sister walking along one of the now dead Iifa tree's roots, telling Kuja that what he did was wrong, then thanking him for showing that the genomes weren't created for the wrong reason.]]
** That scene gets to me too, largely because [[spoiler:it's so unexpected an act of compassion, given the genre and the way [=RPGs=] usually play out. I don't know why, but just the fact of Zidane's compassion toward someone who had shown him and his friends nothing but cruelty is enough to make me tear up.]]
* The final words of [[spoiler:Vivi, saying goodbye to everyone and wishing they could have gone on more adventures. It's implied that he never lived long enough to see the reunion of Zidane and the others.]]
* "How did you survive...?" "I didn't have a choice. [[spoiler:I had to live. I wanted to come home to you.]] So... I sang your song. Our song." Oh goddammit. *sob* (qualifies also as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}).
* [[spoiler: Beatrix's third victory becomes rather pyrrhic for her when she sees Garnet laying unconscious and in poor condition, prompting her to have a HeelRealization for all she had done and decides to pull off a HeelFaceTurn.]]
** [[spoiler: Even earlier than that, Beatrix becomes horrified upon finding out that she was used as Brahne's puppet while the queen plans on killing Garnet for treason.]]
* One of the most well-remembered parts of the game, where Zidane's TrueCompanions break him out of his HeroicBSOD after he [[spoiler:discovers his true intended purpose as the 'angel of death' and the destroyer of Gaia]], telling him that since he always believed in them, that means that they're going to believe in him too. All while the famous track of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKAoSY5bhSw You're Not Alone]] plays.

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* And, yes, the moment [[spoiler:when when Zidane stays behind to be with Kuja in his final moments, who only just realized he had wasted his life and it had meaning just before he died. Like in the example above, Kuja is still Zidane's only real family, being his 'big brother'.]]
brother'.
** [[spoiler:Not Not quite Zidane's only family.]] family. Which brings us to another tear jerker. [[spoiler:Their Their little sister walking along one of the now dead Iifa tree's roots, telling Kuja that what he did was wrong, then thanking him for showing that the genomes weren't created for the wrong reason.]]
reason.
** That scene gets to me too, largely because [[spoiler:it's it's so unexpected an act of compassion, given the genre and the way [=RPGs=] usually play out. I don't know why, but just the fact of Zidane's compassion toward someone who had shown him and his friends nothing but cruelty is enough to make me tear up.]]
up.
* The final words of [[spoiler:Vivi, Vivi, saying goodbye to everyone and wishing they could have gone on more adventures. It's implied that he never lived long enough to see the reunion of Zidane and the others.]]
others.
* "How did you survive...?" "I didn't have a choice. [[spoiler:I I had to live. I wanted to come home to you.]] So... I sang your song. Our song." Oh goddammit. *sob* (qualifies also as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}).
* [[spoiler: Beatrix's third victory becomes rather pyrrhic for her when she sees Garnet laying unconscious and in poor condition, prompting her to have a HeelRealization for all she had done and decides to pull off a HeelFaceTurn.]]
HeelFaceTurn.
** [[spoiler: Even earlier than that, Beatrix becomes horrified upon finding out that she was used as Brahne's puppet while the queen plans on killing Garnet for treason.]]
treason.
* One of the most well-remembered parts of the game, where Zidane's TrueCompanions break him out of his HeroicBSOD after he [[spoiler:discovers discovers his true intended purpose as the 'angel of death' and the destroyer of Gaia]], Gaia, telling him that since he always believed in them, that means that they're going to believe in him too. All while the famous track of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKAoSY5bhSw You're Not Alone]] plays.



* May just be me, but for some reason, when [[spoiler:Quina runs away at Cleyra rather than get into the life saving bubble]], he was struck with unreasonable sadness. Partly due to the fact that Quina refuses due to being scared of heights, which made it even worse. Watching that tree explode was so damn hard.
** The destruction of [[spoiler:Cleyra]]. There's something just plain wrong about destroying the home of what were essentially a bunch of peace-loving, nature-worshiping hippies.

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* May just be me, but for some reason, when [[spoiler:Quina Quina runs away at Cleyra rather than get into the life saving bubble]], bubble, he was struck with unreasonable sadness. Partly due to the fact that Quina refuses due to being scared of heights, which made it even worse. Watching that tree explode was so damn hard.
** The destruction of [[spoiler:Cleyra]].Cleyra. There's something just plain wrong about destroying the home of what were essentially a bunch of peace-loving, nature-worshiping hippies.



* The destruction of [[spoiler:Lindblum]] is the most devastating scene in the game. It's made even worse by the aftermath. Where any other form of media would have an implied holocaust or only talk about it, in [=FF9=] you're forced to walk around a destroyed [[spoiler:Lindblum]], while the citizens give you short but horrific anecdotes about the attack and the [[spoiler:Alexandrian soldiers]] waver between MyGodWhatHaveIDone and bragging about their superiority. The stories include a little girl in the very first screen asking for her (absent, probably deceased) mother not to leave her alone, the synthesist's father having lost the use of his hands, the pickle selling woman having been blinded, and that's only three out of dozens of potential conversations. The entire [[spoiler:Industrial District]] was wiped out. Just think about how many people that would be and what that means.
* A rare one for the enemy side, but [[spoiler:Kuja learning that he's going to die soon, and the cackling fear in his speech when he realizes that Garland isn't lying about it, causing one of the most triumphant and saddening examples of the VillainousBreakdown]] I've ever seen.

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* The destruction of [[spoiler:Lindblum]] Lindblum is the most devastating scene in the game. It's made even worse by the aftermath. Where any other form of media would have an implied holocaust or only talk about it, in [=FF9=] you're forced to walk around a destroyed [[spoiler:Lindblum]], Lindblum, while the citizens give you short but horrific anecdotes about the attack and the [[spoiler:Alexandrian soldiers]] Alexandrian soldiers waver between MyGodWhatHaveIDone and bragging about their superiority. The stories include a little girl in the very first screen asking for her (absent, probably deceased) mother not to leave her alone, the synthesist's father having lost the use of his hands, the pickle selling woman having been blinded, and that's only three out of dozens of potential conversations. The entire [[spoiler:Industrial District]] Industrial District was wiped out. Just think about how many people that would be and what that means.
* A rare one for the enemy side, but [[spoiler:Kuja Kuja learning that he's going to die soon, and the cackling fear in his speech when he realizes that Garland isn't lying about it, causing one of the most triumphant and saddening examples of the VillainousBreakdown]] VillainousBreakdown I've ever seen.



* Don't forget the ending: [[spoiler:Not just a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Seeing Garnet basically say "screw everything, you're alive" in action rather than words has inspired many TearsOfJoy.]]
* Coupled with HarsherInHindsight in an optional little scene after [[spoiler: Alexandria gets destroyed]] in disk 3. If Zidane goes up to the place where he had previously found Garnet singing in Lindblum, he'll find her again and try to talk to her. At this point the player doesn't know that Garnet has lost her voice. He continues to try and make conversation, growing even more worried as she doesn't answer him. He leaves thinking he's offended her and we see a thought bubble showing what Garnet is really thinking:

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* Don't forget the ending: [[spoiler:Not Not just a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Seeing Garnet basically say "screw everything, you're alive" in action rather than words has inspired many TearsOfJoy.]]
TearsOfJoy.
* Coupled with HarsherInHindsight in an optional little scene after [[spoiler: Alexandria gets destroyed]] destroyed in disk 3. If Zidane goes up to the place where he had previously found Garnet singing in Lindblum, he'll find her again and try to talk to her. At this point the player doesn't know that Garnet has lost her voice. He continues to try and make conversation, growing even more worried as she doesn't answer him. He leaves thinking he's offended her and we see a thought bubble showing what Garnet is really thinking:



* At the start of disc 3, [[TheFellowshipHasEnded the fellowship has seemingly ended]] [[spoiler: due to Brahne's death and the end of the war on the Mist Continent.]] [[LoveEpiphany Zidane only realises how important Dagger is to him after they are separated]], and so he decides to drown his sorrows at the bar. Eventually, his friends arrive and pull him out of his slump, and they all go visit the castle to see Dagger together. They have an audience with the princess, but Zidane [[CannotSpitItOut can't quite spit it out]] when it really matters and so Dagger leaves. The two of them believe that they'll never see each other again.

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* At the start of disc 3, [[TheFellowshipHasEnded the fellowship has seemingly ended]] [[spoiler: due to Brahne's death and the end of the war on the Mist Continent.]] Continent. [[LoveEpiphany Zidane only realises realizes how important Dagger is to him after they are separated]], and so he decides to drown his sorrows at the bar. Eventually, his friends arrive and pull him out of his slump, and they all go visit the castle to see Dagger together. They have an audience with the princess, but Zidane [[CannotSpitItOut can't quite spit it out]] when it really matters and so Dagger leaves. The two of them believe that they'll never see each other again.
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