History TearJerker / FireEmblem

22nd Dec '17 1:28:56 PM Luigifan
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* First and foremost, if a unit dies, except in rare circumstances in earlier games or under the Casual or Phoenix modes in more modern games, they are gone ''[[FinalDeath for good]]''. Depending on the game and character, you may get to see their FamousLastWords. In games where the PlayerCharacter is an avatar you give a name to, losing someone who is a Support, or worse, your ''spouse'', can feel as if you just lost a real best friend or significant other. More recent titles like Echoes with dubbing and even post-battle dialogue take this knife in your heart and ''twist'' it with convincing voice acting, having other characters ''react'' to the loss of their loved ones at the end of battle.
* In ''FireEmblem 8'', [[spoiler:the death of Joshua's mother, Queen Ismaire]]. Also, [[spoiler:Lyon's conversations with Ephraim's are ''even more'' heartwretching than the ones he has with Eirika. The trick is how different the twins' reactions to Lyon are; Eirika has always been emotional and that's okay, but seeing the calm and collected Ephraim LOSE it when he faces Lyon...]]

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* First and foremost, if a unit dies, except in rare circumstances in earlier games or under the Casual or Phoenix modes in more modern games, they are gone ''[[FinalDeath for good]]''. Depending on the game and character, you may get to see their FamousLastWords. In games where the PlayerCharacter is an avatar you give a name to, losing someone who is a Support, or worse, your ''spouse'', can feel as if you just lost a real best friend or significant other. More recent titles like Echoes ''Echoes'' with dubbing and even post-battle dialogue take this knife in your heart and ''twist'' it with convincing voice acting, having other characters ''react'' to the loss of their loved ones at the end of battle.
* In ''FireEmblem 8'', [[spoiler:the death of Joshua's mother, Queen Ismaire]]. Also, [[spoiler:Lyon's conversations with Ephraim's are ''even more'' heartwretching than the ones he has with Eirika. The trick is how different the twins' reactions to Lyon are; Eirika has always been emotional and that's okay, but seeing the calm and collected Ephraim LOSE it '''lose it''' when he faces Lyon...]]



** Knoll and Duessel's A support conversation: "We are dead men who strayed too far from our graves." Knoll himself is a magnet for tragedy, [[spoiler:especially his ending. He doesn't even stay to enjoy Grado being back to normal and if you go by the aforementioned support, it's possible he's dead]].

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** Knoll and Duessel's A support conversation: "We are dead men who strayed too far from our graves." Knoll himself is a magnet for tragedy, [[spoiler:especially his ending. He doesn't even stay to enjoy Grado being back to normal normal, and if you go by the aforementioned support, it's possible that he's dead]].



** The death of [[spoiler:General Shiharam, Jill's Father]]: not so much during the actual event, but the conversation with Haar and the surviving troops afterwards.

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** The death of [[spoiler:General Shiharam, Jill's Father]]: father]]: not so much during the actual event, but the conversation with Haar and the surviving troops afterwards.



** And if you got Jill alive, the subsequent base conversation also punches you in the gut, quite. [[spoiler:Ike and Jill met a Daein refugee who's just glad that Shiraham's daughter is alive... and proceeds to give an 'encouraging' rant on Jill is going to drive away the 'Crimean monsters' with her 'bodyguard' Ike. Both Ike and Jill couldn't bear to deliver the news that they're fighting for Crimea and left the refugee in the dark about the truth, unable to save them from the illusion that Daein under Ashnard is just hell.]]

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** And if you got Jill alive, the subsequent base conversation also punches you in the gut, quite.gut. [[spoiler:Ike and Jill met a Daein refugee who's just glad that Shiraham's daughter is alive... and proceeds to give an 'encouraging' rant on how Jill is going to drive away the 'Crimean monsters' with her 'bodyguard' Ike. Both Ike and Jill couldn't bear to deliver the news that they're fighting for Crimea and left the refugee in the dark about the truth, unable to save them from the illusion that Daein under Ashnard is just anything but hell.]]



** Soren's past in ''[=FE9=]'' and ''10'' has the works of ParentalAbandonment, AbusiveParents, and being ostracized and attacked by complete strangers based only on how he was born. He also almost died of starvation before Ike found and fed him, and was then immediately separated from him -- the only person who had ever shown him kindness -- for several years due to [[spoiler:Greil's killing spree happening later the same day]]. Later, he reunited with him, only to find that Ike didn't remember him at all because [[spoiler:his memory was erased after he saw Greil kill Elena]]. During Soren and Ike's conversation in the last battle in RD, [[spoiler:Soren just lets it all out and cries in Ike's arms]].

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** Soren's past in ''[=FE9=]'' and ''10'' has the works of ParentalAbandonment, AbusiveParents, and being ostracized and attacked by complete strangers based only on how he was born. He also almost died of starvation before Ike found and fed him, and was then immediately separated from him -- the only person who had ever shown him kindness -- for several years due to [[spoiler:Greil's killing spree happening later the same day]]. Later, he reunited with him, only to find that Ike didn't remember him at all because [[spoiler:his memory was erased after he saw Greil kill Elena]]. During Soren and Ike's conversation in the last battle in RD, ''RD'', [[spoiler:Soren just lets it all out and cries in Ike's arms]].



* The death of [[spoiler:Sephiran]] in [=FE10=]. [[spoiler:He welcomes death with open arms. And if you have Sanaki Talk to him during the battle...Oh boy. Heck, every boss after Rebirth (1). Lekain was a pleasure to kill, albeit the other guy (Hetzel) didn't really deserve it.]]

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* The death of [[spoiler:Sephiran]] in [=FE10=].''[=FE10=]''. [[spoiler:He welcomes death with open arms. And if you have Sanaki Talk to him during the battle...Oh boy. Heck, every boss after Rebirth (1). Lekain was a pleasure to kill, albeit the other guy (Hetzel) didn't really deserve it.]]



* The Ending to Shadow Dragon if Caeda dies. Marth is clearly heartbroken that Caeda died for him and realizes he loved her. He and Nyna reflect on the curse of the Shadow Dragon. Thank Naga this ending is not canon.

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* The Ending ending to Shadow Dragon ''Shadow Dragon'' if Caeda dies. Marth is clearly heartbroken that Caeda died for him and realizes he loved her. He and Nyna reflect on the curse of the Shadow Dragon. Thank Naga this ending is not canon.
24th Nov '17 12:07:13 PM GameMaster
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* The twelfth game gives us [[spoiler:anything and everything to do with Katarina]]. Though what mostly stands out would be [[spoiler:her death quote in 16x]].

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* The twelfth game gives us [[spoiler:anything and everything to do with Katarina]]. Though what mostly stands out would be [[spoiler:her death quote in 16x]].16x]].
* The Ending to Shadow Dragon if Caeda dies. Marth is clearly heartbroken that Caeda died for him and realizes he loved her. He and Nyna reflect on the curse of the Shadow Dragon. Thank Naga this ending is not canon.
5th Nov '17 11:11:56 AM Luigifan
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** The very last piece of dialogue in the game, a post-credits picture of Lyon meeting Eirika and Ephraim for the first time. [[spoiler:The text box only gives Lyon's speech, and it rends you the core after the ending you've just been through:]]
--->[[spoiler:Lyon: Oh, are you... I'm... My name is Lyon. Uh-huh. That's me...The son of the emperor. You're Prince Ephraim and Princess Eirika from Renais, aren't you? I heard you were coming, and I've been waiting here all day. I've always wanted... I don't have any friends my own age... So, Prince Ephraim... Princess Eirika... What do you say? From now on, let's be friends...]]

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** The very last piece of dialogue in the game, a post-credits picture of Lyon meeting Eirika and Ephraim for the first time. [[spoiler:The text box only gives Lyon's speech, and it rends you to the core after the ending you've just been through:]]
--->[[spoiler:Lyon: --->[[spoiler:'''Lyon:''' Oh, are you... I'm... My name is Lyon. Uh-huh. That's me...The son of the emperor. You're Prince Ephraim and Princess Eirika from Renais, aren't you? I heard you were coming, and I've been waiting here all day. I've always wanted... I don't have any friends my own age... So, Prince Ephraim... Princess Eirika... What do you say? From now on, let's be friends...]]



** And if you got Jill alive, the subsequent base conversation also punches you in a gut, quite. [[spoiler:Ike and Jill met a Daein refugee who's just glad that Shiraham's daughter is alive... and proceeds to give an 'encouraging' rant how much Jill is going to drive away the 'Crimean monsters' with her 'bodyguard' Ike. Both Ike and Jill couldn't bear to deliver the news that they're fighting for Crimea and left the refugee in the dark about the truth, unable to save them from the illusion that Daein under Ashnard is just hell.]]
** It gets worse, Jill actually has [[DevelopersForesight alternate death dialogue]] if she dies during that chapter while Shiharam is on the map to witness it:

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** And if you got Jill alive, the subsequent base conversation also punches you in a the gut, quite. [[spoiler:Ike and Jill met a Daein refugee who's just glad that Shiraham's daughter is alive... and proceeds to give an 'encouraging' rant how much on Jill is going to drive away the 'Crimean monsters' with her 'bodyguard' Ike. Both Ike and Jill couldn't bear to deliver the news that they're fighting for Crimea and left the refugee in the dark about the truth, unable to save them from the illusion that Daein under Ashnard is just hell.]]
** It gets worse, worse: Jill actually has [[DevelopersForesight alternate death dialogue]] if she dies during that chapter while Shiharam is on the map to witness it:



** Soren's past in ''[=FE9=]'' and ''10'' has the works of ParentalAbandonment, AbusiveParents, and being ostracized and attacked by complete strangers based only on how he was born. He also almost died of starvation before Ike found and fed him, and was then immediately separated from him--the only person who had ever shown him kindness--for several years due to [[spoiler: Greil's killing spree happening later the same day]]. Later he reunited with him, only to find that Ike didn't remember him at all because [[spoiler: his memory was erased after he saw Greil kill Elena]]. During Soren and Ike's conversation in the last battle in RD, [[spoiler: Soren just lets it all out and cries in Ike's arms]].

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** Soren's past in ''[=FE9=]'' and ''10'' has the works of ParentalAbandonment, AbusiveParents, and being ostracized and attacked by complete strangers based only on how he was born. He also almost died of starvation before Ike found and fed him, and was then immediately separated from him--the him -- the only person who had ever shown him kindness--for kindness -- for several years due to [[spoiler: Greil's [[spoiler:Greil's killing spree happening later the same day]]. Later Later, he reunited with him, only to find that Ike didn't remember him at all because [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his memory was erased after he saw Greil kill Elena]]. During Soren and Ike's conversation in the last battle in RD, [[spoiler: Soren [[spoiler:Soren just lets it all out and cries in Ike's arms]].



** [[spoiler: The aftermath of chapter 4-5, where you finally kill Izuka once and for all. The fact that so many Laguz died horribly at either the army's hands or each other, Reyson singing a dirge to put their souls to rest, Tibarn and Ranulf's overall moods. It doesn't get any better when you're taken to none other than ''Bertram'' from the first game...who's actually Renning, Elincia's uncle who was thought to be dead! Luckily, Reyson is able to heal him and it becomes a HeartwarmingMoment.]]
** Rafiel's backstory. [[spoiler: The poor thing got captured by a slave trader and was lucky enough to be bought by the benevolent Hetzel. Unfortunately he got sick, and by the time he was well enough to leave the Serenes Forest had been burned to the ground.]]
** Being forced to kill [[spoiler: Pelleas]] in your first playthrough. [[spoiler: Almedha's reaction and Micaiah's guilt are heartwrenching, and the worst part is ''it didn't solve the problem'']]. Thankfully, you can avoid this on your second playthrough and beyond.
* A bit of {{FridgeBrilliance}} - and Fridge Sadness, if it existed: 99% of the death quotes are extremely sad. Intelligent Systems likes to give the goofier, funnier characters the sadder quotes. Probably the best example in Radiant Dawn is Kieran; you can tell by looking at him he's a very silly guy. But his death quote for Chapter 3 in Part 2?

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The aftermath of chapter 4-5, where you finally kill Izuka once and for all. The fact that so many Laguz died horribly at either the army's hands or each other, Reyson singing a dirge to put their souls to rest, Tibarn and Ranulf's overall moods. It doesn't get any better when you're taken to none other than ''Bertram'' from the first game...who's actually Renning, Elincia's uncle who was thought to be dead! Luckily, Reyson is able to heal him and it becomes a HeartwarmingMoment.]]
** Rafiel's backstory. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The poor thing got captured by a slave trader and was lucky enough to be bought by the benevolent Hetzel. Unfortunately Unfortunately, he got sick, and by the time he was well enough to leave leave, the Serenes Forest had been burned to the ground.]]
** Being forced to kill [[spoiler: Pelleas]] [[spoiler:Pelleas]] in your first playthrough. [[spoiler: Almedha's [[spoiler:Almedha's reaction and Micaiah's guilt are heartwrenching, and the worst part is ''it didn't solve the problem'']]. Thankfully, you can avoid this on your second playthrough and beyond.
* A bit of {{FridgeBrilliance}} - FridgeBrilliance and Fridge Sadness, if it existed: 99% of the death quotes are extremely sad. Intelligent Systems likes to give the goofier, funnier characters the sadder quotes. Probably the best example in Radiant Dawn ''Radiant Dawn'' is Kieran; you can tell by looking at him he's a very silly guy. But his death quote for Chapter 3 in Part 2?



*** There's also Sain from [=FE7=]: "Lady Lyndis... I was so happy..."
** And following the trend, have these from [=FE8=]. All of these charas are among the funnier, more-stable, cheerier ones in the game, and then...

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*** There's also Sain from [=FE7=]: ''[=FE7=]'': "Lady Lyndis... I was so happy..."
** And following the trend, have these from [=FE8=].''[=FE8=]''. All of these charas are among the funnier, more-stable, cheerier ones in the game, and then...



--->'''[[TrickSter Colm]]:''' To think of it... Me... In this place... Neimi...
** Lex's death quote in [=FE4=]. You'd think a big tough guy like him would be going on about how a little wound's not gonna take him down, but instead?

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--->'''[[TrickSter --->'''[[TheTrickster Colm]]:''' To think of it... Me... In this place... Neimi...
** Lex's death quote in [=FE4=].''[=FE4=]''. You'd think a big tough guy like him would be going on about how a little wound's not gonna take him down, but instead?



* Hey, it's not like the Archanean saga is all happy place with happy things either. This is capitalized mostly on Book 2 about [[spoiler:Hardin. His life at Book 2 is just a massive TearJerker. We see his downward spiral from a just and honorable knight, who would've been Marth's greatest ally, but because of unrequited love for Nyna (who is ''another'' walking tearjerker, considering how painful her own life was as well) and Gharnef's tinkering, becomes a FallenHero and tyrant to his otherwise just Empire. And when you killed him, he got back to his senses, apologized for being too weak to resist Gharnef's influence... and died while asking Marth to take care of Nyna and asked for her forgiveness for what he did to her when BrainwashedAndCrazy. Poor Hardin.]]

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* Hey, it's not like the Archanean saga is all happy place with happy things either. This is capitalized mostly on Book 2 about [[spoiler:Hardin. His life at Book 2 is just a massive TearJerker. We see his downward spiral from a just and honorable knight, who would've been Marth's greatest ally, but because of unrequited love for Nyna (who is ''another'' walking tearjerker, considering how painful her own life was as well) and Gharnef's tinkering, becomes a FallenHero and tyrant to his otherwise just Empire. And when you killed him, he got went back to his senses, apologized for being too weak to resist Gharnef's influence... and died while asking Marth to take care of Nyna and asked for her forgiveness for what he did to her when BrainwashedAndCrazy. Poor Hardin.]]



* The twelfth game gives us [[spoiler: anything and everything to do with Katarina]]. Though what mostly stands out would be [[spoiler: her death quote in 16x.]]

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* The twelfth game gives us [[spoiler: anything [[spoiler:anything and everything to do with Katarina]]. Though what mostly stands out would be [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her death quote in 16x.]]16x]].
29th Oct '17 5:59:37 AM Ran2000
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--> '''Geoffrey:''' Kieran... No! I'm coming to help you! Hold tight! Kieran!!

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--> '''Geoffrey:''' Kieran... No! I'm coming to help you! Hold tight! Kieran!!



* Hey, it's not like the Akaneian saga is all happy place with happy things either. This is capitalized mostly on Book 2 about [[spoiler:Hardin. His life at Book 2 is just a massive TearJerker. We see his downward spiral from a just and honorable knight, who would've been Marth's greatest ally, but because of unrequited love for Nyna (who is ''another'' walking tearjerker, considering how painful her own life was as well) and Gharnef's tinkering, becomes a FallenHero and tyrant to his otherwise just Empire. And when you killed him, he got back to his senses, apologized for being too weak to resist Gharnef's influence... and died while asking Marth to take care of Nyna and asked for her forgiveness for what he did to her when BrainwashedAndCrazy. Poor Hardin.]]

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* Hey, it's not like the Akaneian Archanean saga is all happy place with happy things either. This is capitalized mostly on Book 2 about [[spoiler:Hardin. His life at Book 2 is just a massive TearJerker. We see his downward spiral from a just and honorable knight, who would've been Marth's greatest ally, but because of unrequited love for Nyna (who is ''another'' walking tearjerker, considering how painful her own life was as well) and Gharnef's tinkering, becomes a FallenHero and tyrant to his otherwise just Empire. And when you killed him, he got back to his senses, apologized for being too weak to resist Gharnef's influence... and died while asking Marth to take care of Nyna and asked for her forgiveness for what he did to her when BrainwashedAndCrazy. Poor Hardin.]]
8th Jun '17 3:04:20 AM AceOfScarabs
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* First and foremost, if a unit dies, except in rare circumstances in earlier games or under the Casual or Phoenix modes in more modern games, they are gone ''[[FinalDeath for good]]''. Depending on the game and character, you may get to see their FamousLastWords. In games where the PlayerCharacter is an avatar you give a name to, losing someone who is a Support, or worse, your ''spouse'', can feel as if you just lost a real best friend or significant other.

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* First and foremost, if a unit dies, except in rare circumstances in earlier games or under the Casual or Phoenix modes in more modern games, they are gone ''[[FinalDeath for good]]''. Depending on the game and character, you may get to see their FamousLastWords. In games where the PlayerCharacter is an avatar you give a name to, losing someone who is a Support, or worse, your ''spouse'', can feel as if you just lost a real best friend or significant other. More recent titles like Echoes with dubbing and even post-battle dialogue take this knife in your heart and ''twist'' it with convincing voice acting, having other characters ''react'' to the loss of their loved ones at the end of battle.
24th May '17 4:31:44 AM AceOfScarabs
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14th Mar '17 4:32:54 PM Karxrida
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** ''TearJerker/FireEmblemElibe''

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** ''TearJerker/FireEmblemAwakening''


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