History TearJerker / HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows

25th Aug '16 2:38:31 AM Sayacha
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* The fate of Cadmus Peverell. While Antioch was mostly interested in power and quickly paid the price for it, what Cadmus wanted was to be reunited with his fiancée, who had died prematurely. While he still made the mistake of choosing his prize partially out of a desire to humiliate Death, his true motive was much more sympathetic. When he saw her again, she was {{CameBackWrong cold and distant]], and this slowly led Cadmus to madness and then suicide. What's worse, when Harry uses the Stone, [[spoiler: he's comforted by his parents and friends instead]]. Learning that Dumbledore made much the same mistake as Cadmus with the Stone (so eager to see his lost loved ones that he completely ignores any potential consequences) pushes it further.

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* The fate of Cadmus Peverell. While Antioch was mostly interested in power and quickly paid the price for it, what Cadmus wanted was to be reunited with his fiancée, who had died prematurely. While he still made the mistake of choosing his prize partially out of a desire to humiliate Death, his true motive was much more sympathetic. When he saw her again, she was {{CameBackWrong [[CameBackWrong cold and distant]], and this slowly led Cadmus to madness and then suicide. What's worse, when Harry uses the Stone, [[spoiler: he's comforted by his parents and friends instead]]. Learning that Dumbledore made much the same mistake as Cadmus with the Stone (so eager to see his lost loved ones that he completely ignores any potential consequences) pushes it further.
25th Aug '16 2:38:12 AM Sayacha
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* The fate of Cadmus Peverell. While Antioch was interested in power, all Cadmus wanted was to see again his fiancée, who had died prematurely. While he still defied death, his motives were much more sympathetic. When he saw her fiancée again, she was cold and distant, and this slowly led Cadmus to madness and then suicide. What's worse, when Harry uses the Stone, [[spoiler: he's comforted by his parents and friends instead]].

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* The fate of Cadmus Peverell. While Antioch was mostly interested in power, all power and quickly paid the price for it, what Cadmus wanted was to see again be reunited with his fiancée, who had died prematurely. While he still defied death, made the mistake of choosing his motives were prize partially out of a desire to humiliate Death, his true motive was much more sympathetic. When he saw her fiancée again, she was {{CameBackWrong cold and distant, distant]], and this slowly led Cadmus to madness and then suicide. What's worse, when Harry uses the Stone, [[spoiler: he's comforted by his parents and friends instead]]. Learning that Dumbledore made much the same mistake as Cadmus with the Stone (so eager to see his lost loved ones that he completely ignores any potential consequences) pushes it further.
** What really clinches Cadmus' fate is how excited and eager he was to see his fiancée again, being overjoyed at first. The slow realization that they could never actually be reunited, and that by doing this he had forced her to suffer, must have been torture for the poor guy.
* Hagrid being forced to helplessly watch as Voldemort murders Harry, and then to add salt to the wound, Voldemort forces him to carry Harry's (seemingly) dead body back to Hogwarts so the Death Eaters can gloat about it. WordOfGod states the reason for this is because Hagrid carried Harry out of the ruins of the Godric's Hollow house to a new home, so it was only fitting that he would carry him home again here. Meanwhile, one can only imagine how badly all of this hurt Hagrid, and wonder if he himself was remembering the first time he'd carried the infant Harry.
31st Jul '16 9:44:33 AM ilovehirohamada
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** More specifically, [[IronLady Minerva McGonagall]] [[NightmareFuel ''screaming her heart out,'']] such a terrible sound that Harry almost [[spoiler:breaks his cover]], all while [[TheDragon Bellatrix]] cackles.

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** More specifically, [[IronLady Minerva McGonagall]] [[NightmareFuel ''screaming ''[[NightmareFuel screaming her heart out,'']] out]]'', such a terrible sound that Harry almost [[spoiler:breaks his cover]], all while [[TheDragon Bellatrix]] cackles.
9th Jul '16 11:24:12 PM SithPanda16
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[spoiler:"Here lies Dobby, a free elf"]]]]''
18th Jun '16 10:22:06 AM LDSTroper1
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* The scene where Lupin comes to find the [[FanNickname Golden Trio]] in Grimauld Place and ends up ''arguing'' with Harry. Oh god, the scene
The scene where Lupin comes to find the [[FanNickname Golden Trio]] in Grimauld Place and ends up arguing with Harry! The bit where Harry bad-mouths Sirius by accusing Lupin of "stepping into Sirius' shoes" hits particularly hard.

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* The scene where Lupin comes to find the [[FanNickname Golden Trio]] in Grimauld Place and ends up ''arguing'' with Harry. Oh god, the scene
The
scene where Lupin comes to find the [[FanNickname Golden Trio]] in Grimauld Place and ends up arguing with Harry! The bit where Harry bad-mouths Sirius by accusing Lupin of "stepping into Sirius' shoes" hits particularly hard.
30th May '16 12:09:10 AM BronyoftheOctaves
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** The confrontation scene between Harry and Snape once [[spoiler: he returns to Hogwarts]]. Dear fucking hell. [[spoiler: To basically explain, Harry slams and calls out Snape for being the one who killed Dumbledore, the man who trusted him and "left his life in his hands". Upon a second watch, you can tell Snape ''is in damn pain'', especially considering his motivation of protecting the son of Lily Potter]].
*** [[spoiler: [=McGonagall=] attacking Snape, while a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, is a bit depressing, considering she learns a man she interacted and ''knew'' had a close friendship with the man she respected and ''devoted friendship'' with, had killed him. Hats off to Maggie, her face just ''screams'' "How could you do this to him?!", similar to Harry's freak out in HBP]].
9th May '16 5:38:27 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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** More specifically, [[IronLady Minerva McGonagall]] ''screaming her heart out,'' such a terrible sound that Harry almost [[spoiler:breaks his cover]], all while [[TheDragon Bellatrix]] cackles.

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** More specifically, [[IronLady Minerva McGonagall]] [[NightmareFuel ''screaming her heart out,'' out,'']] such a terrible sound that Harry almost [[spoiler:breaks his cover]], all while [[TheDragon Bellatrix]] cackles.



* When Harry finds out about Dumbledore's past with Grindelwald, he just '''loses it.''' Yes, we've seen Harry get angry before. [[BrokenPedestal We've seen him disillusioned with his heroes before.]] [[SanitySlippage But this is a near ''breakdown'']]- he's absolutely torn up by the realization that Dumbledore was this flawed, and all the frustration he's been feeling at him just [[FreakOut ''bursts out'']]. The worst part is him reflecting to himself that in spite of what he's learned, he still can't let go of his hope that Dumbledore really did care about him.

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* When Harry finds out about Dumbledore's past with Grindelwald, he just '''loses ''loses it.''' '' Yes, we've seen Harry get angry before. [[BrokenPedestal We've seen him disillusioned with his heroes before.]] [[SanitySlippage But this is a near ''breakdown'']]- breakdown]]- he's absolutely torn up by the realization that Dumbledore was this flawed, and all the frustration he's been feeling at him just [[FreakOut ''bursts out'']].bursts out]]. The worst part is him reflecting to himself that in spite of what he's learned, he still can't let go of his hope that Dumbledore really did care about him.
9th May '16 5:37:16 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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* When Harry finds out about Dumbledore's past with Grindelwald, he just '''loses it.''' Yes, we've seen Harry get angry before. [[BrokenPedestal We've seen him disillusioned with his heroes before.]] [[SanitySlippageBut this is a near ''breakdown'']]- he's absolutely torn up by the realization that Dumbledore was this flawed, and all the frustration he's been feeling at him just [[FreakOut ''bursts out'']]. The worst part is him reflecting to himself that in spite of what he's learned, he still can't let go of his hope that Dumbledore really did care about him.

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* When Harry finds out about Dumbledore's past with Grindelwald, he just '''loses it.''' Yes, we've seen Harry get angry before. [[BrokenPedestal We've seen him disillusioned with his heroes before.]] [[SanitySlippageBut [[SanitySlippage But this is a near ''breakdown'']]- he's absolutely torn up by the realization that Dumbledore was this flawed, and all the frustration he's been feeling at him just [[FreakOut ''bursts out'']]. The worst part is him reflecting to himself that in spite of what he's learned, he still can't let go of his hope that Dumbledore really did care about him.
9th May '16 5:36:24 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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** It's pitiful listening to Ron [[SayMyName call out for Hermione]], the girl he loves, as she's being tortured.

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** It's pitiful listening to Ron [[SayMyName call out for Hermione]], the girl he loves, as she's being tortured. The Caps Lock (in the U.S. edition, at least) unfortunately makes it {{Narm}}yer than it should be.



* When Harry finds out about Dumbledore's past with Grindelwald, he ''loses it.'' We've seen Harry get angry before. [[BrokenPedestal We've seen him disillusioned with his heroes before.]] But this is a near ''breakdown''- he's absolutely torn up by the realization that Dumbledore was this flawed, and all the frustration he's been feeling at him just bursts out. The worst part is him reflecting to himself that in spite of what he's learned, he still can't let go of his hope that Dumbledore really did care about him.

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* When Harry finds out about Dumbledore's past with Grindelwald, he ''loses just '''loses it.'' We've ''' Yes, we've seen Harry get angry before. [[BrokenPedestal We've seen him disillusioned with his heroes before.]] But [[SanitySlippageBut this is a near ''breakdown''- ''breakdown'']]- he's absolutely torn up by the realization that Dumbledore was this flawed, and all the frustration he's been feeling at him just bursts out.[[FreakOut ''bursts out'']]. The worst part is him reflecting to himself that in spite of what he's learned, he still can't let go of his hope that Dumbledore really did care about him.



** Then immediately afterwards, when the fighting breaks out again, her and Lucius running through the battle, not lifting a finger to help Voldemort's side, screaming for Draco. Two of the most devout Death Eaters in the series no longer care about Voldemort's war or blood purity or anything else and are simply reduced to two frantic parents desperately searching for their son. It was a moment that made two of the most unsympathetic characters in the books very human.
* The scene where Lupin comes to find the [[FanNickname Golden Trio]] in Grimauld Place and ends up arguing with Harry. The fact that kind, brave, good-natured Remus Lupin is trying to [[spoiler: abandon his wife and unborn child because of how much he believes that he's dragged them down]] shows just how crippling his self-worth issues can be and how much he suffers from the FantasticRacism of the wizarding community.

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** Then immediately afterwards, when the fighting breaks out again, her and Lucius running through the battle, not ''not lifting a finger bloody finger'' to help Voldemort's anyone's side, screaming for Draco. Two of the most devout Death Eaters dark characters in the series no longer care about Voldemort's war or blood purity or anything else and are simply reduced to two frantic parents desperately searching for their son. It was a moment that made two of the most unsympathetic characters in the books very human.
human. This is notably changed in the movie with Lucius at least, who briefly hesitates before joining Narcissa and Draco.
* The scene where Lupin comes to find the [[FanNickname Golden Trio]] in Grimauld Place and ends up ''arguing'' with Harry. Oh god, the scene
The scene where Lupin comes to find the [[FanNickname Golden Trio]] in Grimauld Place and ends up
arguing with Harry. Harry! The bit where Harry bad-mouths Sirius by accusing Lupin of "stepping into Sirius' shoes" hits particularly hard.
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The fact that kind, brave, good-natured Remus Lupin is trying to [[spoiler: abandon his wife and unborn child because of how much he believes that he's dragged them down]] shows just how crippling his self-worth issues can be and how much he suffers from the FantasticRacism of the wizarding community.



** Watch Hermione's father when she Oblivates her parents: for a slight moment realization has dawned on Mr. Granger's face before it slips into the blank-slated, glass-eyed expression of someone being Obliviated. Right before Hermione vanishes from his memories he knew that she was using magic on them and one can only imagine the feeling of dread and/or betrayal that his daughter would use magic on her own parents before she's gone from his memories. He might have even realized he was forgetting her but the process was too quick for him to tell her to stop and ask her what she was doing. Is surely relieving to know that WordOfGod stated that, after Voldemort's defeat, she was able to find her parents and restore their memories.



* It's not much compared to other examples, but Harry finding out that [[spoiler: he must die]]. Unlike in the book, where he handled it with semi-detached calm, you can just ''see'' this news hit Harry like a train. His first few movements are jerky, and he has a hand over his heart for half the scene... never once saying a word, yet conveying it all anyhow.

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* It's not much compared to other examples, but And then, Harry finding out that [[spoiler: he must die]]. Unlike in the book, where he handled it with semi-detached calm, you can just ''see'' this news hit Harry like a train. His first few movements are jerky, and he has a hand over his heart for half the scene... never once saying a word, yet conveying it all anyhow.



*** Made worse, because, in that moment, you realize Harry needs a hug from his mother more than anyone in the series ever as. He's walking to his death. Voldemort will probably torture him, or worse, set Nagini on him. Just some sort of reassurance, some sort of touch, you can see on his face as he starts forward, stumbling, towards his mom. And, of course, he's denied that little comfort as he walks to his death, sacrificing all.

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*** Made worse, because, in that moment, you realize Harry needs a hug from his mother more than anyone in the series ever as. He's walking to his death. Despite the fact that he is going to the forest to Voldemort casting Avada Kedavra on him, Voldemort will probably torture him, or worse, set Nagini on him. Just some sort of reassurance, some sort of touch, you can see on his face as he starts forward, stumbling, towards his mom. And, of course, he's denied that little comfort as he walks to his death, sacrificing all.
6th May '16 9:18:51 AM OffTheDeepEnd
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* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' has this in bucketloads, including, but not limited to: [[spoiler:Dobby's death and funeral]], [[spoiler:Fred Weasley's death]], the [[spoiler: Resurrection Stone scene, where Harry's parents, Sirius and Lupin appear to escort Harry to his almost certain death]], [[spoiler:Colin Creevey, "tiny in death"]], Dumbledore's past, especially when [[spoiler:Dumbledore cries when recalling it to Harry]], the scene where [[spoiler:Harry visits his parents' graves in Godric's Hollow]], [[spoiler:"wishing he were sleeping under the snow with them"]].

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* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' has this in bucketloads, including, but not limited to: [[spoiler:Dobby's death and funeral]], [[spoiler:Fred Weasley's death]], the [[spoiler: Resurrection Stone scene, where Harry's parents, Sirius and Lupin appear to escort Harry to his almost certain death]], [[spoiler:Colin Creevey, almost 17 and somehow "tiny in death"]], Dumbledore's past, especially when [[spoiler:Dumbledore cries when recalling it to Harry]], the scene where [[spoiler:Harry visits his parents' graves in Godric's Hollow]], [[spoiler:"wishing he were sleeping under the snow with them"]].
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