History TearJerker / GauntsGhosts

6th Feb '16 8:58:43 PM Kuruni
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* ''Only In Death'' is a particularly grief-filled book. The time when [[spoiler: they find Gaunt, still alive despite [[ColdBloodedTorture his sufferings, blinded, and desperate to know if anyone else had survived]] at the hands of the Blood Pact]] would be a tear-jerker, if it weren't competing with the point at which Hark discovers [[spoiler: Soric as a [[BlindSeer sanctioned psyker]], [[ManlyTears cries]], and [[ICannotSelfTerminate kills him]]. Doubly so in that Soric is generous and good-hearted to the end: in face of Hark's horror at what the Black Ships did, he tries to reassure him, though he had clearly suffered torments, and even before he asks for death, he assures Hark that he had been trying to help them, not hurt them; he tells Hark he has nothing to forgive him for and warns him to do it properly, so he won't be punished; and finally he ensures that Hark knows Gaunt is alive]]. Hours of shock and grief for this troper.

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* ''Only In Death'' is a particularly grief-filled book. The time when [[spoiler: they find Gaunt, still alive despite [[ColdBloodedTorture his sufferings, blinded, and desperate to know if anyone else had survived]] at the hands of the Blood Pact]] would be a tear-jerker, if it weren't competing with the point at which Hark discovers [[spoiler: Soric as a [[BlindSeer sanctioned psyker]], [[ManlyTears cries]], and [[ICannotSelfTerminate kills him]]. Doubly so in that Soric is generous and good-hearted to the end: in face of Hark's horror at what the Black Ships did, he tries to reassure him, though he had clearly suffered torments, and even before he asks for death, he assures Hark that he had been trying to help them, not hurt them; he tells Hark he has nothing to forgive him for and warns him to do it properly, so he won't be punished; and finally he ensures that Hark knows Gaunt is alive]]. Hours of shock and grief for this troper.



* [[spoiler: Caffran]]'s death in ''The Armour of Contempt'' hit ''hard.'' Even though this troper knew it was going to happen well in advance (sucker for spoilers), the part at the very end where Zweil is speaking out last rites had me sobbing.
** I started to get tears in my eyes as soon as the kid had the gun... that he got killed due to trying to save the child because it reminded him of [[spoiler: Dalin]].



** Also involving Dorden this part caused this troper to cry.
16th Oct '15 2:11:14 AM JamaicanCastle
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* The entire sequence where Mkvenner and Kolea are healed by the Beati Sabbat in ''Sabbat Martyr'', but particularly when Kolea looks to Sabbat, tears in his eyes, and pleads for her to "make [Ven] better". Kolea carried his bed-ridden comrade down Emperor knows how many flights of stairs because he had heard the waters cured all wounds, and he wasn't about to take "no" for an answer.
** Immediately thereafter, when Kolea returns to the Ghosts' billet, their banter is at first ActuallyPrettyFunny ("I think she mostly healed Ven, [[SelfDeprecation I just got in the way]].") with some barbs tossed around between friends (Varl: "Do you think she'd heal me?" "[[VitriolicBestBuds She only heals the deserving]]."), but it takes an abrupt turn for the serious when the terribly scarred Chiria asks if the Saint would heal her. All Kolea can think to say is "[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming I'll ask]]."
23rd Apr '15 4:47:02 PM DrImpossible
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* ''Only In Death'' is a particularly grief-filled book. The time when [[spoiler: they find Gaunt, still alive despite [[ColdBloodedTorture his sufferings, blinded, and desperate to know if anyone else had survived]] at the hands of the Blood Pact]] would be a tear-jerker, if it weren't competing with the point at which Hark discovers [[spoiler: Soric as a [[BlindSeer sanctioned psyker]], [[ManlyTears cries]], and [[ICannotSelfTerminate kills him]]. Doubly so in that Soric is generous and good-hearted to the end: in face of Hark's horror at what the Black Ships did, he tries to reassure him, though he had clearly suffered torments, and even before he asks for death, he assures Hark that he had been trying to help them, not hurt them; he tells Hark he has nothing to forgive him for and warns him to do it properly, so he won't be punished; and finally he ensures that Hark knows Gaunt is alive]]. Hours of shock and grief for this troper.\\

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* ''Only In Death'' is a particularly grief-filled book. The time when [[spoiler: they find Gaunt, still alive despite [[ColdBloodedTorture his sufferings, blinded, and desperate to know if anyone else had survived]] at the hands of the Blood Pact]] would be a tear-jerker, if it weren't competing with the point at which Hark discovers [[spoiler: Soric as a [[BlindSeer sanctioned psyker]], [[ManlyTears cries]], and [[ICannotSelfTerminate kills him]]. Doubly so in that Soric is generous and good-hearted to the end: in face of Hark's horror at what the Black Ships did, he tries to reassure him, though he had clearly suffered torments, and even before he asks for death, he assures Hark that he had been trying to help them, not hurt them; he tells Hark he has nothing to forgive him for and warns him to do it properly, so he won't be punished; and finally he ensures that Hark knows Gaunt is alive]]. Hours of shock and grief for this troper.\\
23rd Apr '15 4:46:41 PM DrImpossible
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* This troper found a TearJerker moment in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' literature, of all places. The moment in question was the death of [[spoiler:Colonel Colm Corbec, treacherously stabbed in the back by Lijah Cuu]], in the GauntsGhosts novels. After finishing that book, he was unable to get the scene out of his head (and thus unable to sleep) for at least an hour.
* Speaking of GauntsGhosts -- ''Only In Death'' is a particularly grief-filled book. The time when [[spoiler: they find Gaunt, still alive despite [[ColdBloodedTorture his sufferings, blinded, and desperate to know if anyone else had survived]] at the hands of the Blood Pact]] would be a tear-jerker, if it weren't competing with the point at which Hark discovers [[spoiler: Soric as a [[BlindSeer sanctioned psyker]], [[ManlyTears cries]], and [[ICannotSelfTerminate kills him]]. Doubly so in that Soric is generous and good-hearted to the end: in face of Hark's horror at what the Black Ships did, he tries to reassure him, though he had clearly suffered torments, and even before he asks for death, he assures Hark that he had been trying to help them, not hurt them; he tells Hark he has nothing to forgive him for and warns him to do it properly, so he won't be punished; and finally he ensures that Hark knows Gaunt is alive]]. Hours of shock and grief for this troper.\\

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* This troper found a TearJerker moment in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' literature, of all places. The moment in question was the death of [[spoiler:Colonel Colm Corbec, treacherously stabbed in the back by Lijah Cuu]], in the GauntsGhosts novels. After finishing that book, he was unable to get the scene out of his head (and thus unable to sleep) for at least an hour.
* Speaking of GauntsGhosts --
''Only In Death'' is a particularly grief-filled book. The time when [[spoiler: they find Gaunt, still alive despite [[ColdBloodedTorture his sufferings, blinded, and desperate to know if anyone else had survived]] at the hands of the Blood Pact]] would be a tear-jerker, if it weren't competing with the point at which Hark discovers [[spoiler: Soric as a [[BlindSeer sanctioned psyker]], [[ManlyTears cries]], and [[ICannotSelfTerminate kills him]]. Doubly so in that Soric is generous and good-hearted to the end: in face of Hark's horror at what the Black Ships did, he tries to reassure him, though he had clearly suffered torments, and even before he asks for death, he assures Hark that he had been trying to help them, not hurt them; he tells Hark he has nothing to forgive him for and warns him to do it properly, so he won't be punished; and finally he ensures that Hark knows Gaunt is alive]]. Hours of shock and grief for this troper.\\\\
* The death of [[spoiler:Colonel Colm Corbec, treacherously stabbed in the back by Lijah Cuu.]]
31st Oct '13 10:20:31 AM gundato
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* Vervunhive. Many of the Tanith members resented Gaunt for fleeing their homeworld when it came under attack on the day of their founding, even if the more reasonable among them acknowledged they couldn't hope to win and that Gaunt had fled so that they could make a difference later. And while Vervunhive had to be abandoned, the assault by Chaos was stopped, many of the people were safe, and the Ghosts were finally able to make their stand. And many of the survivors would become Ghosts themselves, forever joining the regiment that didn't abandon them in their hour of need.
13th Aug '13 12:27:35 PM pyrotorch246
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--> 'He is dying said Sar Af to Gaunt, as though this was news and come up in conversation.

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--> 'He is dying dying,' said Sar Af to Gaunt, as though this was news and come up in conversation.
15th Feb '13 7:51:29 PM theLibrarian
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* The very ''concept'' of the Ghosts and their name. They originally got it because of their skill in woodcraft. Now they also have it because Tanith is gone, destroyed by a Chaos warfleet. Imagine, going off to fight a war knowing you have no home to go back to.
23rd Sep '12 2:30:54 PM casoid
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*** This significance of this is hard to over-emphasise. Sar Af is quoting ''the Emperor'', and in doing do directly comparing Dorden to the Astartes. There is no higher compliment.

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*** This significance of this is hard to over-emphasise. Sar Af is quoting ''the Emperor'', and in doing do so directly comparing Dorden to the Astartes. There is no higher compliment.
23rd Sep '12 2:30:45 PM casoid
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*** This significance of this is hard to over-emphasise. Sar Af is quoting ''The Emperor'', and in doing do directly comparing Dorden to the Astartes. There is no higher compliment.

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*** This significance of this is hard to over-emphasise. Sar Af is quoting ''The ''the Emperor'', and in doing do directly comparing Dorden to the Astartes. There is no higher compliment.
23rd Sep '12 2:29:49 PM casoid
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--> 'And they shall know no fear," he said

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--> 'And "And they shall know no fear," he saidsaid
*** This significance of this is hard to over-emphasise. Sar Af is quoting ''The Emperor'', and in doing do directly comparing Dorden to the Astartes. There is no higher compliment.
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