History TearJerker / GearsOfWar

27th Feb '18 10:46:16 PM hellwolf99
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*** The real tear jerker is that had [[spoiler: Tai]] not been captured by the Locust, he undoubtably would have survived the entire trilogy, perhaps into ''Gears 4'' as well. He could've been a CoolOldGuy philosopher who would've been able to pass down his experiences and philosophies to the remaining humans, inspiring mental fortitude within them to help deal with the ridiculously hard future they have ahead of them.
** [[NewMeat The rookie]] in Gears of War 2, Ben [[spoiler: Carmine]]. What else to say? The guy lost [[spoiler: his brother Anthony]] in the first game, gets drafted into the the same squad and exhibits the same impulsive combat behaviour, which greatly concerns Marcus and Dom who still have [[IdiotHero IdiotHero]] [[spoiler: Anthony]]'s death fresh in memory. Ben stays upbeat along the way, tries to be heroic and live up to the standards of his teammates while Marcus and Dom, familiar with the grim reality of the war, realize things aren't going to end well this time around either. [[DownerEnding They're right.]]

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*** The real tear jerker is that had [[spoiler: Tai]] not been captured by the Locust, he undoubtably would have survived the entire trilogy, perhaps into ''Gears 4'' as well. He could've been a CoolOldGuy philosopher who would've been able to pass down his experiences and philosophies to the remaining humans, inspiring mental fortitude within them to help deal with the ridiculously hard future they have ahead of them.
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** [[NewMeat The rookie]] in Gears of War 2, Ben [[spoiler: Carmine]]. What else to say? The guy lost [[spoiler: his brother Anthony]] in the first game, gets drafted into the the same squad and exhibits the same impulsive combat behaviour, which greatly concerns Marcus and Dom who still have [[spoiler: [[IdiotHero IdiotHero]] [[spoiler: Anthony]]'s Anthony]]]]'s death fresh in memory. Ben stays upbeat along the way, tries to be heroic and live up to the standards of his teammates while Marcus and Dom, familiar with the grim reality of the war, realize things aren't going to end well this time around either. [[DownerEnding They're right.]]
31st Jan '18 8:00:32 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''GearsOfWar 2''. Ever since the war started, Dom has been trying to find his missing wife, Maria. He doesn't get anywhere in the first game, but it's a major plot thread in the second. [[spoiler: Dom finally finds Maria, and at first she seems exactly how he remembered. But, as he embraces her she starts to slip out of his hands, Marcus tells him to look again, and it's revealed he was hallucinating. Instead of being his beautiful wife, Maria is now an emaciated, brain-dead shell, reduced to nothing after months of torture. Dom tries to talk her out of it until he realizes the only moral thing he can do is euthanize her himself.]] Quite possibly the single most powerful, painful, and gut-wrenchingly horrifying moment seen in a video game.

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* ''GearsOfWar 2''.''VideoGame/GearsOfWar2''. Ever since the war started, Dom has been trying to find his missing wife, Maria. He doesn't get anywhere in the first game, but it's a major plot thread in the second. [[spoiler: Dom finally finds Maria, and at first she seems exactly how he remembered. But, as he embraces her she starts to slip out of his hands, Marcus tells him to look again, and it's revealed he was hallucinating. Instead of being his beautiful wife, Maria is now an emaciated, brain-dead shell, reduced to nothing after months of torture. Dom tries to talk her out of it until he realizes the only moral thing he can do is euthanize her himself.]] Quite possibly the single most powerful, painful, and gut-wrenchingly horrifying moment seen in a video game.



* "You ever feel like you're dead, but nobody told you?" One line is all one needs to understand the distance that separates the Augustus Cole of the present from the Cole Train he was at the start of the war. ''GearsOfWar'' is really a game that is best at being quite subtle about the pain its characters endure, and that line sums up everything about Cole so succinctly. A collectible you pick up also reveals that Cole lost his family on E-Day and that he joined the army six days later.

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* "You ever feel like you're dead, but nobody told you?" One line is all one needs to understand the distance that separates the Augustus Cole of the present from the Cole Train he was at the start of the war. ''GearsOfWar'' ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' is really a game that is best at being quite subtle about the pain its characters endure, and that line sums up everything about Cole so succinctly. A collectible you pick up also reveals that Cole lost his family on E-Day and that he joined the army six days later.
5th Jul '17 4:41:45 PM TheCuza
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* Speaking of [[{{Mercy Kill}}s]], there is an Easter Egg in the graveyard in Act 3: [[spoiler:There are several gravestones engraved with letters, and by destroying them in order to spell "Maria", two [[WillOTheWisp ghostly lights]] appear by the exit and re-enact Maria's death cutscene as Dom's dialogue plays. And then she shot rings out, and the lights are gone. In their place is Dom's PreciousPhoto of himself and Maria, and the ''[[WeAllDieSomeday Memento Mori]]'' -- a spectral Boltok Pistol that can OneHitKill anything in the game, but only has about a dozen shots that can't be replenished]].

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* Speaking of [[{{Mercy [[spoiler:{{Mercy Kill}}s]], there is an Easter Egg in the graveyard in Act 3: [[spoiler:There are several gravestones engraved with letters, and by destroying them in order to spell "Maria", two [[WillOTheWisp ghostly lights]] appear by the exit and re-enact Maria's death cutscene as Dom's dialogue plays. And then she shot rings out, and the lights are gone. In their place is Dom's PreciousPhoto of himself and Maria, and the ''[[WeAllDieSomeday Memento Mori]]'' -- a spectral Boltok Pistol that can OneHitKill anything in the game, but only has about a dozen shots that can't be replenished]].
5th Jul '17 4:41:11 PM TheCuza
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** If all the tomato plants in the green house are destroyed, Marcus flips out and goes on a long rant which is a [[Funny/GearsOfWar Crowning Moment of Funny]]. Buried in there though is a small tear jerker when he mentions the seeds came from [[CallBack the tomatoes Dom had grown]]. [[TragicKeepsake Marcus was growing his late best friend's plants]]. Triggering this dialogue means he just watched them get wrecked in front of him.

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** If all the tomato plants in the green house are destroyed, Marcus flips out and goes on a long hilarious angry rant which is a detailed on [[Funny/GearsOfWar Crowning Moment of Funny]].the Funny page]]. Buried in there though is a small tear jerker when he mentions the seeds came from [[CallBack the tomatoes Dom had grown]]. [[TragicKeepsake Marcus was growing his late best friend's plants]]. Triggering this dialogue means he just watched them get wrecked in front of him.



--> '''JD''': ''Dad, I-[[spoiler:I visited mom]]''.
--> '''Marcus''': ''Okay''.
--> '''JD''': ''When's the last time you cleaned up out there? You could grab a rake, you know''.
--> '''Marcus''': [[CallBack I'll take that under advisement, James]].
--> '''JD''': ''Do you even visit [[spoiler: her]] anymore''?
--> '''Del''': ''Guys, come on''.
--> '''Marcus''': ''You wanna know the last time I was out there?''
--> '''JD''': ''Yeah, I do.''
--> '''Marcus''': ''This morning. And the morning before that. Sorry about the leaves, James. We've got a little wind problem these days. Maybe you've noticed.''

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--> '''JD''': ''Dad, -->'''JD:''' Dad, I-[[spoiler:I visited mom]]''.
--> '''Marcus''': ''Okay''.
--> '''JD''': ''When's
Mom]].\\
'''Marcus:''' Okay.\\
'''JD:''' When's
the last time you cleaned up out there? You could grab a rake, you know''.
--> '''Marcus''':
know.\\
'''Marcus:'''
[[CallBack I'll take that under advisement, James]].
--> '''JD''': ''Do
James]].\\
'''JD:''' Do
you even visit [[spoiler: [[spoiler:visit her]] anymore''?
--> '''Del''': ''Guys,
anymore?\\
'''Del:''' Guys,
come on''.
--> '''Marcus''': ''You
on.\\
'''Marcus:''' You
wanna know the last time I was out there?''
--> '''JD''': ''Yeah,
there?\\
'''JD:''' Yeah,
I do.''
--> '''Marcus''': ''This
\\
'''Marcus:''' This
morning. And the morning before that. ''that''. ''[bitterly]'' Sorry about the leaves, ''leaves'', James. We've got a little wind problem these days. Maybe ''Maybe you've noticed.''noticed''.



* The ending to ''Gears 4'' has a major one with [[spoiler:JD and the others finally finding Reyna, only she's [[FateWorseThanDeath connected to the hive]], and that cutting her loose will kill her. Reyna begs Kait [[MercyKill to finish her off]], and she tearfully does so. Gets even worse when Kait realizes that Marcus knew about Reyna's fate the whole time, thanks to having been connected via podding. Although even he admits: "I didn't know we'd find ''this''."]]

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* The ending to ''Gears 4'' has a major one with [[spoiler:JD and the others finally finding Reyna, only she's [[FateWorseThanDeath connected to the hive]], and that cutting her loose will kill her. Reyna begs Kait [[MercyKill to finish her off]], and she tearfully does so. Gets even worse when Kait realizes that Marcus knew about Reyna's fate the whole time, thanks to having been connected via podding.to the HiveMind while he was captured in a pod. Although even he admits: "I didn't know we'd find ''this''."]]"]]
* Speaking of [[{{Mercy Kill}}s]], there is an Easter Egg in the graveyard in Act 3: [[spoiler:There are several gravestones engraved with letters, and by destroying them in order to spell "Maria", two [[WillOTheWisp ghostly lights]] appear by the exit and re-enact Maria's death cutscene as Dom's dialogue plays. And then she shot rings out, and the lights are gone. In their place is Dom's PreciousPhoto of himself and Maria, and the ''[[WeAllDieSomeday Memento Mori]]'' -- a spectral Boltok Pistol that can OneHitKill anything in the game, but only has about a dozen shots that can't be replenished]].
21st Jun '17 2:35:29 AM Killerweinerdog
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* Just before then, Dom kneeling before the stone angel in the graveyard and talking to Maria, then leaving his COG tag around the statue's neck.

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** And then, just to drive the point home and twist the knife, you're treated to a mournful echo of the piano intro of Gary Jules' "Mad World."
* Just before then, Dom kneeling before the stone angel in the graveyard and talking to Maria, then leaving his COG tag around the statue's neck. It's a chilling clue that Dom wasn't expecting to be alive much longer.
18th Jun '17 9:58:43 PM SuperWaitei
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--> '''JD''': ''Dad, I-[[spoiler:I visited mom]].

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--> '''JD''': ''Dad, I-[[spoiler:I visited mom]].mom]]''.
18th Jun '17 9:57:44 PM SuperWaitei
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--> '''Marcus''': [[CallBack ''I'll take that under advisement, James'']].

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--> '''Marcus''': [[CallBack ''I'll I'll take that under advisement, James'']].James]].
18th Jun '17 9:56:21 PM SuperWaitei
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--> '''JD''': ''Dad, I-[[spoiler:I visited mom]]. When's the last time you were out there? Would it kill you to pick up a rake every now and then and clean up out there?''

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--> '''JD''': ''Dad, I-[[spoiler:I visited mom]]. When's
--> '''Marcus''': ''Okay''.
--> '''JD''': ''When's
the last time you were cleaned up out there? Would it kill You could grab a rake, you to pick up a rake every now and then and clean up out there?''know''.
--> '''Marcus''': [[CallBack ''I'll take that under advisement, James'']].
--> '''JD''': ''Do you even visit [[spoiler: her]] anymore''?
--> '''Del''': ''Guys, come on''.
15th Jun '17 8:00:37 AM SuperWaitei
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* It really is heartbreaking to see just how strained Marcus' relationship with JD is. Almost every word they say to each other comes off as SnarkToSnarkCombat and according to Del, it's the norm for them to be constantly yelling at each other. It's shown that Marcus really didn't want JD to join the COG and a lot of his frustration with his son stems from this, but JD [[WellDoneSonGuy just wanted to live up to his family's legacy and make his parents proud]]. Should the player decide to visit [[spoiler: Anya's grave]], before meeting Marcus, you can see a typical conversation between the two.
--> '''JD''': ''Dad, I-[[spoiler:I visited mom]]. When's the last time you were out there? Would it kill you to pick up a rake every now and then and clean up out there?''
--> '''Marcus''': ''You wanna know the last time I was out there?''
--> '''JD''': ''Yeah, I do.''
--> '''Marcus''': ''This morning. And the morning before that. Sorry about the leaves, James. We've got a little wind problem these days. Maybe you've noticed.''
27th Mar '17 8:09:16 PM SuperWaitei
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*** The real tear jerker is that had [[spoiler: Tai]] not been captured by the Locust, he undoubtably would have survived the entire trilogy, perhaps into ''Gears 4'' as well. He could've been a CoolOldGuy philosopher who would've been able to pass down his ideas and philosophies to the remaining humans, inspiring mental fortitude within them to help deal with the ridiculously hard future they have ahead of them.

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*** The real tear jerker is that had [[spoiler: Tai]] not been captured by the Locust, he undoubtably would have survived the entire trilogy, perhaps into ''Gears 4'' as well. He could've been a CoolOldGuy philosopher who would've been able to pass down his ideas experiences and philosophies to the remaining humans, inspiring mental fortitude within them to help deal with the ridiculously hard future they have ahead of them.
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