History TearJerker / FireEmblemAwakening

24th Nov '16 1:31:34 AM animenutcase
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* A rather small one, but in Chrom and Vaike's B Support Conversation, Chrom tells Vaike that the two of them should go easy on each other when they're fighting. This is because Lissa was upset after the last fight, so much so that she was crying and saying that they took the sparring way too seriously.

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* A rather small one, but in Chrom and Vaike's B Support Conversation, Chrom tells Vaike that the two of them should go easy on each other when they're fighting. This is because Lissa was upset after the last fight, so much so that she was crying and saying that they took the sparring way too seriously. Bear in mind, it is entirely possible to get this after [[WhamEpisode Chapter 9]], [[spoiler:where Chrom and Lissa both watch Emmeryn walk to her death]].
24th Nov '16 1:26:41 AM animenutcase
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** According to various conversations, he's sacked a few villages, stolen to feed himself, help frame a noble for petty power reasons (he was blackmailed into it with a little girl's life, but still), and was willing to let strangers into the Exalt's palace for the right price. He pretty cearly didn't mean much of anything to anyone until he joined the Shepherds.

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** According to various conversations, he's sacked a few villages, stolen to feed himself, help frame a noble for petty power reasons (he was blackmailed into it with a little girl's life, but still), and was willing to let strangers into the Exalt's palace for the right price. He pretty cearly clearly didn't mean much of anything to anyone until he joined the Shepherds.
23rd Oct '16 1:59:11 PM dlchen145
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** And when it comes to Chrom himself, when he speaks to [[spoiler:Emmeryn]], he reveals how much he regrets all the actions that have lead to [[spoiler:her HeroicSacrifice]] and how he wouldn't want to ever put her in danger again. He even contemplates leaving her in the outrealm dimension for the time being, so she can recover. The biggest kicker, however, is how [[{{Badass}} Chr]][[WarriorPrince om]] of all people [[spoiler:''starts crying in front of Emmeryn'']] and the dialogue and especially her voiced line (in the Japanese dub at least) implies she has to comfort him. This alone shows how the drama around [[spoiler:Emmeryn]] has utterly ''broken'' Chrom.

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** And when it comes to Chrom himself, when he speaks to [[spoiler:Emmeryn]], he reveals how much he regrets all the actions that have lead to [[spoiler:her HeroicSacrifice]] and how he wouldn't want to ever put her in danger again. He even contemplates leaving her in the outrealm dimension for the time being, so she can recover. The biggest kicker, however, is how [[{{Badass}} Chr]][[WarriorPrince om]] Chrom of all people [[spoiler:''starts crying in front of Emmeryn'']] and the dialogue and especially her voiced line (in the Japanese dub at least) implies she has to comfort him. This alone shows how the drama around [[spoiler:Emmeryn]] has utterly ''broken'' Chrom.
18th Oct '16 9:35:10 AM BreakinBenny
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* Part ArtificialStupidity, part VideogameCrueltyPotential, but some of the children characters (most notably Cynthia and possibly Yarne) initially start off as enemies. Which means it's entirely possible, if you're [[EpicFail stupid]] or [[VideogameCrueltyPotential mean]] enough, to have them go back in time to save the future... ''only to be unwittingly killed by their own parents!!'' Granted, it's rare for this to happen, but when it does... [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone the game does its best]] [[WhattheHellPlayer to make sure you feel AWFUL about it.]]

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* Part ArtificialStupidity, part VideogameCrueltyPotential, but some of the children characters (most notably Cynthia and possibly Yarne) initially start off as enemies. Which means it's entirely possible, if you're [[EpicFail stupid]] or [[VideogameCrueltyPotential mean]] cruel]] enough, to have them go back in time to save the future... ''only to be unwittingly killed by their own parents!!'' Granted, it's rare for this to happen, but when it does... [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone the game does its best]] [[WhattheHellPlayer to make sure you feel feel]] [[YouBastard AWFUL about it.]]
25th Jul '16 2:39:14 AM Gravityman
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*** Which is [[{{jossed}} actually answered]] in The Future Past 2 if he is married to Tharja. When he speaks to Noire, she thinks he is a trick because he isn't afraid of her, to which he responds. "Why would I be afraid of my own daughter?" Makes sense, as romantic and familiar love are in ''very'' different levels, and believing that Lon'qu would be afraid of a girl he fathered [[UnfortunateImplications brings up some... bad ideas about not understanding this.]]

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*** Which is [[{{jossed}} actually answered]] in The Future Past 2 if he is married to Tharja. When he speaks to Noire, she thinks he is a trick because he isn't afraid of her, to which he responds. "Why would I be afraid of my own daughter?" Makes sense, as romantic and familiar love are in ''very'' different levels, and believing that Lon'qu would be afraid of a girl he fathered [[UnfortunateImplications brings up some... bad ideas about not understanding this.]]
11th Jul '16 6:00:02 AM Technicolourtardis
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** Cherche's backstory also has some 'Fridge Sadness'. She is originally a knight, but ended up as a household servant because Virion took a shine to her. She got off to a bad start with the other servants and had to work hard to win them over. Then Walhart invades, her liege flees, and Cherche is left behind to monitor the situation. Not much is said about it, but if she's associated with Virion's household, Cherche can't have had an easy time either with the invading forces or the bitter people of Rosanne.

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** Cherche's backstory also has some 'Fridge Sadness'. She is originally a knight, but ended up as a household servant because Virion took a shine to her. She got off to a bad start with the other servants and had to work hard to win them over. Then Walhart invades, her liege flees, and Cherche is left behind to monitor the situation. Not much is said about it, but if she's associated with Virion's household, Cherche can't have had an easy time either with the invading forces or the bitter people of Rosanne.Rosanne.
* Kjelle's supports with Owain are just outright cold. Owain talks normally around her because she hates when he talks like he usually does, but she bluntly tells him: "I don't hate men. I hate idiots. ... A class which you fall right into, coincidentally. Even the way you talk makes me angry. Half the time I have no idea what you're saying. It's always stories and sound effects and... posturing." This actually hurts Owain's feelings enough that he leaves: "Fine then! Just...fine! I don't need this! I can go anywhere and be insulted!" Things don't improve as their supports wear on. Hell, in their S-Support, Owain is terrified of telling Kjelle he loves her (and the fact that she heard him talking aloud to himself about it) because he thinks she ''hates him''.
* The Avatar's S-Support with Cordelia. It's hard to read it in any other way other than Cordelia is just ''settling'' for him because she knows Chrom won't love her back. That is, like Cordelia is willingly entering a, from her end, loveless marriage. She tries to pass the love confession off as a joke ("...Ah, I get it! Trying to get me back? Ha ha. Good one, Avatar!"), and on being given a ring ("Oh, heavens. It's... It's a ring.") even desperately seems to be trying to get out of it ("Why, Avatar... (line break) The thing is...") before she just accepts.
11th Jul '16 5:02:47 AM Technicolourtardis
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*** It's even more depressing if you consider the fact that the memory is so vague, Morgan could have just made it up to make his/her father/mother feel better. It's easy to read it in such a way that even Morgan's non-Avatar parent is aware of it, but chooses not to say anything.
5th Jun '16 7:23:02 AM YourBrainOnTaint
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* Virion's solo ending. He returns to Rosanne, where he's reviled as a traitor and a coward. He remains there for the rest of his life, trying to help Rosanne rebuild and is never forgiven by the populace. The one bright spot is that if he's married, his wife will convince the people to forgive him.

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* Virion's solo ending. He returns to Rosanne, where he's reviled as a traitor and a coward. He remains there for the rest of his life, trying to help Rosanne rebuild and is never forgiven by the populace. The one bright spot is that if he's married, his wife will convince the people to forgive him.him.
** Cherche's backstory also has some 'Fridge Sadness'. She is originally a knight, but ended up as a household servant because Virion took a shine to her. She got off to a bad start with the other servants and had to work hard to win them over. Then Walhart invades, her liege flees, and Cherche is left behind to monitor the situation. Not much is said about it, but if she's associated with Virion's household, Cherche can't have had an easy time either with the invading forces or the bitter people of Rosanne.
5th Jun '16 7:14:29 AM YourBrainOnTaint
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** Kellam's ending is quite depressing. If married, the ending slide is wife's solo ending but with 'her husband's name is lost to history' tacked on the end. The worst combo is with Tharja, because her solo ending states that she went back to Plegia and obsessed over the Avatar for the rest of her life. So Kellam would play second-fiddle to the Avatar in his own marriage! His solo ending is worse though, because he leaves the Shepherds to travel, and his friends don't even notice he's gone for ''years''.



** Likewise, Gangrel's solo ending suggests that he died not long after the events of the game, most likely destitute and alone.



* In the end credits, if you're playing in Classic Mode and managed to lose any units (that are [[MenAreTheExpendableGender male]] anyway), then the game will try to make you feel bad as instead of displaying their endings, their portrait will be greyed out and in red text will simply read "'''Died: *insert name of location here*'''". This can be a pretty hefty PlayerPunch if you've grown attached to that character and even worse if you're playing in Lunatic mode and couldn't do anything to save them or lost a lot of characters. All you'll see is a long list of greyed out portraits. If you ever needed a good motivation to [[SaveScumming save scum]] in Classic mode, this would be it.

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* In the end credits, if you're playing in Classic Mode and managed to lose any units (that are [[MenAreTheExpendableGender male]] anyway), then the game will try to make you feel bad as instead of displaying their endings, their portrait will be greyed out and in red text will simply read "'''Died: *insert name of location here*'''". This can be a pretty hefty PlayerPunch if you've grown attached to that character and even worse if you're playing in Lunatic mode and couldn't do anything to save them or lost a lot of characters. All you'll see is a long list of greyed out portraits. If you ever needed a good motivation to [[SaveScumming save scum]] in Classic mode, this would be it.it.
* Virion's solo ending. He returns to Rosanne, where he's reviled as a traitor and a coward. He remains there for the rest of his life, trying to help Rosanne rebuild and is never forgiven by the populace. The one bright spot is that if he's married, his wife will convince the people to forgive him.
1st Jun '16 3:07:25 PM followerofcake
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*** Downplayed, however, in the Japanese A-level conversation due to Morgan's [[LargeHam hammy]] and [[Narm narmy]] wailing, in contrast to the her relatively quiet sob in the English dub.
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