History TearJerker / GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex

26th Nov '15 6:31:34 PM TypeProton
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** The state of New ''Tokyo'' looks so incredibly sorry. Whatever that happened during the war must be really bad...
30th Dec '14 8:15:59 PM Ominae
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* The manga adaptation of "Testation" is one, especially after the Major jacks into Kago's cyberbrain.
** The track "Beauty is Within Us" also hammers Kago's intention with the episode.
24th Nov '14 5:47:29 PM Thurisaz314
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24th Nov '14 5:45:37 PM Thurisaz314
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* While much of "Time of the Machines" is played for laughs. Kusanagi's reservations regarding the Tachikomas and eventual decision to have them dismanteled is not. Not to mention the poor Tachikomas lack of understanding about her concerns. The poor things think that she's ''mad'' at them and attempt to avoid punishment by hatching a bizarre scheme to appeal to her and prevent their removal. And when they (understandably) spy on her and Batou's conference, they are lead to believe that she was actually angry at him and not them. So they decide to throw him a party to make him feel better, [[DownerEnding they all get shipped back to the lab a few days later...]]

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* While much of "Time of the Machines" is played for laughs. Kusanagi's reservations regarding the Tachikomas and eventual decision to have them dismanteled dismantled is not. Not to mention the poor Tachikomas lack of understanding about her concerns. The poor things think that she's ''mad'' at them and attempt to avoid punishment by hatching a bizarre scheme to appeal to her and prevent their removal. And when they (understandably) spy on her and Batou's conference, they are lead to believe that she was actually angry at him and not them. So they decide to throw him a party to make him feel better, [[DownerEnding they all get shipped back to the lab a few days later...]]
6th Nov '14 6:49:45 PM Doimas
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* Togusa started as a WideEyedIdealist, but by Solid State Society, he's become a lot more ruthless and cynical. However sad that is, it does not compare to later in Solid State Society, when he is prepared to [[spoiler:shoot himself in the head]] to stop the Puppeteer from taking his daughter; showing Togusa is still a family man with ideals and ready to even die for his family.

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* Togusa started as a WideEyedIdealist, but by Solid State Society, he's become a lot more ruthless and cynical. However sad that is, it does not compare to later in Solid State Society, when he is prepared to [[spoiler:shoot himself in the head]] to stop the Puppeteer from taking his daughter; showing Togusa is still a family man with ideals and ready to even die for his family.family.
** Using his Mateba to do so, no less. The gun he clung to for the entire series, and supposedly got rid of by the time of Solid State Society.
31st May '14 10:36:34 AM Someoneman
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* Most of "A Tachikoma Runs Away" breaks this troper into pieces.

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* Most of "A Tachikoma Runs Away" breaks this troper into pieces.Away".



*** The oil tear is what killed this troper. Full-grown man crying like a little girl? Yeah. It happens.
* The third episode of the first season, "Android and I". This troper found the end of that episode particularly moving when he realized that the android, Jeri, admitted to being in love with the Canadian ambassador's son who was willing to die to keep them from being captured. When Togusa watches the movie "Breathless" at the end and asks his wife where the extra lines are at the end of the movie, she replied that there were none (because the Jeri repeated the lines verbatim before they were caught).
* This troper adopts a quivering expression identical to Batou's, only more so, at the end of 2nd Gig's "Trans_Parent." The VO who provided the little girl's voice ''earned'' her pay.
** Agreed; when you watch the little girl struggle to get out of her wheelchair and try to find her father [[spoiler:only to discover that she's blind AND crippled]] it's hard to fight the tears when you know that she will never hear his voice or receive a gift from him again.

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*** The oil tear is what killed this troper. Full-grown man crying like a little girl? Yeah. It happens.
* The third episode of the first season, "Android and I". This troper found I", especially the end of that episode particularly moving when he realized that the android, Jeri, admitted to being in love with the Canadian ambassador's son who was willing to die to keep them from being captured. When Togusa watches the movie "Breathless" at the end and asks his wife where the extra lines are at the end of the movie, she replied that there were none (because the Jeri repeated the lines verbatim before they were caught).
* This troper adopts a quivering expression identical to Batou's, only more so, at the The end of 2nd Gig's "Trans_Parent." The VO who provided the little girl's voice ''earned'' her pay.
** Agreed; when
pay. When you watch the little girl struggle to get out of her wheelchair and try to find her father [[spoiler:only to discover that she's blind AND crippled]] it's hard to fight the tears when you know that she will never hear his voice or receive a gift from him again.



** This 32yo troper gets instant wet eyes and a rush of joy every time someone even mentions that scene (yeah, it just happened while I read this article): the mix of noble sacrifice and adorable cuteness, the cheerful song, the emotional attachment built throughout the seasons, it's all just... unbearably awesome :,D
1st May '14 9:12:04 AM firejewel
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* While much of "Time of the Machines" is played for laughs. Kusanagi's reservations regarding the Tachikomas and eventual decision to have them dismanteled is not. Not to mention the poor Tachikomas lack of understanding about her concerns. The poor things think that she's ''mad'' at them and attempt to avoid punishment by hatching a bizarre scheme to appeal to her and prevent their removal. And when they (understandably) spy on her and Batou's conference, they are lead to believe that she was actually angry at him and not them. So they decide to throw him a party to make him feel better, they all get shipped back to the lab a few days later...

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* While much of "Time of the Machines" is played for laughs. Kusanagi's reservations regarding the Tachikomas and eventual decision to have them dismanteled is not. Not to mention the poor Tachikomas lack of understanding about her concerns. The poor things think that she's ''mad'' at them and attempt to avoid punishment by hatching a bizarre scheme to appeal to her and prevent their removal. And when they (understandably) spy on her and Batou's conference, they are lead to believe that she was actually angry at him and not them. So they decide to throw him a party to make him feel better, [[DownerEnding they all get shipped back to the lab a few days later...]]



* In the climax of the first season, [[spoiler: when they sacrifice themselves to save Batou, using the very few weapons they have. His personal Tachikoma is the [[HeroicSacrifice last to go]], and it looks to Batou, says, "Goodbye, Mr. Batou..." and cries a ''single tear'' of organic oil. That was especially heartbreaking because of the symbolism of humanity that Batou literally installed by giving the Tachikomas organic oil to begin with. They get better, but the fact that ''robotic armaments being scrapped'' can cause real world tears... Wow.]]
* The [[spoiler: death of the Tachikomas. Goodbye Mr. Batou. * cries* ]]

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* In the climax of the first season, [[spoiler: when they the Tachikomas sacrifice themselves to save Batou, using the very few weapons they have. His personal Tachikoma is the [[HeroicSacrifice last to go]], and it looks to Batou, says, "Goodbye, Mr. Batou..." and cries a ''single tear'' of organic oil. That was especially heartbreaking because of the symbolism of humanity that Batou literally installed by giving the Tachikomas organic oil to begin with. They get better, but the fact that ''robotic armaments being scrapped'' can cause real world tears... Wow.]]
* The [[spoiler: death of the Tachikomas. Goodbye Mr. Batou. * cries*
]]
9th Feb '14 12:20:20 AM TitoMosquito
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* While much of "Time of the Machines" is played for laughs. Kusanagi's reservations regarding the Tachikomas and eventual decision to have them dismanteled is not. Not to mention the poor Tachikomas lack of understanding about her concerns. The poor things think that she's ''mad'' at them and attempt to avoid punishment by hatching a bizarre scheme to appeal to her and prevent their removal. And when they (understandably) spy on her and Batou's conference, they are lead to believe that she was actually angery at him and not them. So they decide to throw him a party to make him feel better, they all get shipped back to the lab a few days later...

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* While much of "Time of the Machines" is played for laughs. Kusanagi's reservations regarding the Tachikomas and eventual decision to have them dismanteled is not. Not to mention the poor Tachikomas lack of understanding about her concerns. The poor things think that she's ''mad'' at them and attempt to avoid punishment by hatching a bizarre scheme to appeal to her and prevent their removal. And when they (understandably) spy on her and Batou's conference, they are lead to believe that she was actually angery angry at him and not them. So they decide to throw him a party to make him feel better, they all get shipped back to the lab a few days later...
25th May '13 9:58:49 PM Hytheria
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* While much of "Time of the Machines" is played for laughs. Kusanagi's reservations regarding the Tachikomas and eventual decision to have them dismanteled is not. Not to mention the poor Tachikomas lack of understanding about her concerns. The poor things think that she's ''mad'' at them and attempt to avoid punishment by hatching a bizarre scheme to appeal to her and prevent their removal. And when they (understandably) spy on her and Batou's conference, they are lead to believe that she was actually angery at him and not them. So the decide to throw him a party to make him feel better, they all get shipped back to the lab a few days later...

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* While much of "Time of the Machines" is played for laughs. Kusanagi's reservations regarding the Tachikomas and eventual decision to have them dismanteled is not. Not to mention the poor Tachikomas lack of understanding about her concerns. The poor things think that she's ''mad'' at them and attempt to avoid punishment by hatching a bizarre scheme to appeal to her and prevent their removal. And when they (understandably) spy on her and Batou's conference, they are lead to believe that she was actually angery at him and not them. So the they decide to throw him a party to make him feel better, they all get shipped back to the lab a few days later...
25th May '13 9:58:21 PM Hytheria
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* While much of "Time of the Machines" is played for laughs. Kusanagi's reservations regarding the Tachikomas and eventual decision to have them dismanteled is not. Not to mention the poor Tachikomas lack of understanding about her concerns. The poor things think that she's "mad at them" and attempt to avoid punishment by hatching a bizarre scheme to appeal to her and prevent their removal. And when they (understandably) spy on her and Batou's conference, they are lead to believe that she was actually "mad" at him and not them. So the decide to throw him a party to make him feel better, they all get shipped back to the lab a few days later...

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* While much of "Time of the Machines" is played for laughs. Kusanagi's reservations regarding the Tachikomas and eventual decision to have them dismanteled is not. Not to mention the poor Tachikomas lack of understanding about her concerns. The poor things think that she's "mad ''mad'' at them" them and attempt to avoid punishment by hatching a bizarre scheme to appeal to her and prevent their removal. And when they (understandably) spy on her and Batou's conference, they are lead to believe that she was actually "mad" angery at him and not them. So the decide to throw him a party to make him feel better, they all get shipped back to the lab a few days later...
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