History TearJerker / HighschoolDxD

20th Jun '17 2:50:12 AM krimzonflygon2
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[[caption-width-right:350:Devil may cry.]]



** In the anime, Issei desperately prays to God as she dies.

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** In the anime, Issei desperately prays to is begging God to help her as she dies.
12th Jun '17 5:57:31 PM gjjones
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* Koneko's background: Her master is [[KickTheSonOfABitch killed by Kuroka]], who then abandons her to die supposedly. Thankfully, she was picked up by Sirzechs, who gave her to Rias.

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* Koneko's background: Her abusive master is [[KickTheSonOfABitch killed by Kuroka]], who then abandons her to die supposedly. Thankfully, she was picked up by Sirzechs, who gave her Sirzechs before being sentenced to Rias.death and she became Rias's servant.



* TheReveal that GodIsDead is a major tearjerker that causes everyone to suffer a HeroicBSOD. Asia and Xenovia are ''especially'' in agony since they believed in God all that time.

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* TheReveal that GodIsDead is a major tearjerker that in Volume 4 causes everyone to suffer a HeroicBSOD. Asia and Xenovia are ''especially'' in agony anguished by this revelation since they believed in God all that time.time. In a double irony, Xenovia ends up becoming TheHeretic and is exiled from the Church before she reconciles with Asia, who is also an exile.



* The prologue to vol. 12 takes it UpToEleven. It's set a few days after Issei's death. Ravel and Koneko are both trying desperately [[CryCute (and failing miserably)]] to contain their sadness, and end up crying in each others' arms. And they are the best off of the group. Kiba is verging into StepfordSmiler territory as he desperately fights to hold the group together. Akeno is in an AngstComa, seeming more dead than alive. Asia wants to ''[[DrivenToSuicide kill herself]]'' to follow Issei, only stopping because it isn't what he would want. And Rias essentially says that the world can burn for all she cares, if Issei isn't with her.
* [[spoiler: Sairaorg's past involves discrimination. That is all.]]

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* The prologue to vol. volume 12 takes it UpToEleven. It's set a few days after Issei's death. Ravel and Koneko are both trying desperately [[CryCute (and failing miserably)]] to contain their sadness, and end up crying in each others' arms. And they are the best off of the group. Kiba is verging into StepfordSmiler territory as he desperately fights to hold the group together. Akeno is in an AngstComa, seeming more dead than alive. Asia wants to ''[[DrivenToSuicide kill herself]]'' to follow Issei, only stopping because it isn't what he would want. And Rias essentially says that the world can burn for all she cares, if Issei isn't with her.
* [[spoiler: Sairaorg's past involves discrimination. That is all.]]discrimination.
12th Jun '17 5:51:35 PM gjjones
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* In Volume 1, Asia [[[DeathByOriginStory dying in]] [[[DiedInYourArmsTonight Issei's arms]] after having her Sacred Gear stolen, and thanking Issei for being her {{only friend}}. He is so infuriated that [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge rampage against]] [[ArcVillain Raynare]], her murderer, is just as tragic.

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* In Volume 1, Asia [[[DeathByOriginStory [[DeathByOriginStory dying in]] [[[DiedInYourArmsTonight [[DiedInYourArmsTonight Issei's arms]] after having her Sacred Gear stolen, and thanking Issei for being her {{only friend}}.friend}}, given that she was exiled by the Church years earlier. He is so infuriated that [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge rampage against]] [[ArcVillain Raynare]], her murderer, is just as tragic.



* Kiba's past involves [[spoiler:him and his companions subjected in a harsh environment to be able to wield a holy sword while believing in God. They all died except for him who was also succumbing to poison and only wished revenge.]]
** The scene of him reaching Balance Breaker state in Episode 5 of Season 2 was done really well, the script, the melancholy music that is playing at the background, has put almost everyone in that area in tears. The ones who are not are [[AxCrazy Freed]], [[MadScientist Balba]], [[BigBad Kokabiel]] and Xenovia, who is a stoic at that stage of the story.
* Issei's death in Volume 11. Hell, just:Kiba's WhamLine "That day, we lost Issei-kun." can still have this effect.

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* Kiba's past involves [[spoiler:him him and his companions subjected in a harsh environment to be able to wield a holy sword while believing in God. They all died except for him who was also succumbing to poison and only wished revenge.]]
revenge.
** The scene of him reaching Balance Breaker state in Episode episode 5 of Season 2 ''NEW'' was done really well, the script, the melancholy music that is playing at the background, has put almost everyone in that area in tears. The ones who are not are [[AxCrazy Freed]], [[MadScientist Balba]], [[BigBad Kokabiel]] and Xenovia, who is a stoic at that stage of the story.
* TheReveal that GodIsDead is a major tearjerker that causes everyone to suffer a HeroicBSOD. Asia and Xenovia are ''especially'' in agony since they believed in God all that time.
* Issei's death in Volume 11. Hell, just:Kiba's just Kiba's WhamLine "That day, we lost Issei-kun." can still have this effect.
12th Jun '17 5:47:43 PM gjjones
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* In Volume 1, [[spoiler:Asia [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying in Issei's arms]] after having her Sacred Gear stolen, and thanking Issei for being her {{only friend}}. His following rampage against Raynare, her murderer, is just as tragic.]]
** In the anime, Issei desperately prays to God as [[spoiler: she dies.]]
* Koneko's background: Her master is killed by her sister, who then abandons her to die [[spoiler:supposedly]]. Thankfully, she was picked up by Sirzechs, who gave her to Rias.
* In a way, [[spoiler:Kuroka had it worse. She left her sister to keep her from becoming a fallen, and when she finally had the confidence to take her back, Issei, thinking she would hurt Koneko, almost killed her.]] Ouch.
* Akeno [[spoiler:lost her mother, and blamed her father for years,]] effectively leaving her an orphan. Until Issei [[spoiler:and the Oppai God]] came along.

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* Issei's DeathByOriginStory at the beginning of the series at the hands of Raynare is tragic, given that he realized that he's been played moments before his death.
* In Volume 1, [[spoiler:Asia [[DiedInYourArmsTonight Asia [[[DeathByOriginStory dying in in]] [[[DiedInYourArmsTonight Issei's arms]] after having her Sacred Gear stolen, and thanking Issei for being her {{only friend}}. His following He is so infuriated that [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge rampage against Raynare, against]] [[ArcVillain Raynare]], her murderer, is just as tragic.]]
tragic.
** In the anime, Issei desperately prays to God as [[spoiler: she dies.]]
dies.
* Koneko's background: Her master is [[KickTheSonOfABitch killed by her sister, Kuroka]], who then abandons her to die [[spoiler:supposedly]].supposedly. Thankfully, she was picked up by Sirzechs, who gave her to Rias.
* In a way, [[spoiler:Kuroka Kuroka had it worse. She left her sister to keep her from becoming a fallen, and when she finally had the confidence to take her back, Issei, thinking she would hurt Koneko, almost killed her.]] Ouch.
* Akeno [[spoiler:lost [[DeathByOriginStory lost her mother, mother Shuri]] and blamed her father Barakiel for years,]] [[MyGreatestFailure his greatest failure]], effectively leaving her an orphan. Until Issei [[spoiler:and and the Oppai God]] Breast God came along.



* [[spoiler:Issei's death in Volume 11.]] Hell, just [[spoiler:Kiba's WhamLine "That day, we lost Issei-kun."]] can still have this effect.
** [[spoiler:Not only Issei's death but the lead up to his death. [[ThrowTheDogABone Before he died he had just taken down Sairaorg and cemented himself as a hero in the devil world. His power had grew from a dirt-level devil to one that even a Satan could have trouble taking on. Not only that but he had just gotten promoted to mid class devil and judging from Azazel and Sirzechs' talk it won't be long before he becomes a high-class devil. Meaning his dream of starting his own harem wasn't a dream anymore. He also had heartwarming interactions with his friends such as calling Kiba his best friend and promising to marry Koneko in the future. To top it of he finally started dating Rias something which he had always wanted.]] When factoring in all his accomplishments, relationships and his future his death really is tragic especially since his death came out of nowhere. Long story short, the DiabolusExMachina hits Issei, and hits '''''[[YankTheDogsChain HARD]]'''''.]]
* [[spoiler:The prologue to vol. 12 takes it UpToEleven. It's set a few days after Issei's death. Ravel and Koneko are both trying desperately [[CryCute (and failing miserably)]] to contain their sadness, and end up crying in each others' arms. And they are the best off of the group. Kiba is verging into StepfordSmiler territory as he desperately fights to hold the group together. Akeno is in an AngstComa, seeming more dead than alive. Asia wants to ''[[DrivenToSuicide kill herself]]'' to follow Issei, only stopping because it isn't what he would want. And Rias essentially says that the world can burn for all she cares, if Issei isn't with her.]]

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* [[spoiler:Issei's Issei's death in Volume 11.]] 11. Hell, just [[spoiler:Kiba's just:Kiba's WhamLine "That day, we lost Issei-kun."]] " can still have this effect.
** [[spoiler:Not * Not only Issei's death but the lead up to his death. [[ThrowTheDogABone Before he died he had just taken down Sairaorg and cemented himself as a hero in the devil world. His power had grew from a dirt-level devil to one that even a Satan could have trouble taking on. Not only that but he had just gotten promoted to mid class devil and judging from Azazel and Sirzechs' talk it won't be long before he becomes a high-class devil. Meaning his dream of starting his own harem wasn't a dream anymore. He also had heartwarming interactions with his friends such as calling Kiba his best friend and promising to marry Koneko in the future. To top it of he finally started dating Rias something which he had always wanted.]] When factoring in all his accomplishments, relationships and his future his death really is tragic especially since his death came out of nowhere. Long story short, the DiabolusExMachina hits Issei, and hits '''''[[YankTheDogsChain HARD]]'''''.]]

* [[spoiler:The The prologue to vol. 12 takes it UpToEleven. It's set a few days after Issei's death. Ravel and Koneko are both trying desperately [[CryCute (and failing miserably)]] to contain their sadness, and end up crying in each others' arms. And they are the best off of the group. Kiba is verging into StepfordSmiler territory as he desperately fights to hold the group together. Akeno is in an AngstComa, seeming more dead than alive. Asia wants to ''[[DrivenToSuicide kill herself]]'' to follow Issei, only stopping because it isn't what he would want. And Rias essentially says that the world can burn for all she cares, if Issei isn't with her.]]



* As revealed in Volume 9, [[spoiler:there are those who followed Cao Cao because he gave them a reason to live instead of being feared by their own peers because of their abnormal Sacred Gear powers. Issei even gets to think of Asia's life during the time she was a human with her Twilight Healing and that those who have Sacred Gears as a human didn't really have a good life.]]
* In volume 12, the past possessors of Boosted Gear [[spoiler:sacrifice their lives to stop Samael's curse while [[FamousLastWords singing the Oppai Dragon song.]] Normally it's funny, but somehow it's tear-jerking since they all sacrificed their lives and existences for Issei's will. Even Issei was silent about it.]]
** Ddraig ''almost'' manages to pull off one when [[spoiler:he reveals that in order to maintain Issei's soul while his new body was being remade, he had to use his spiritual powers and that he's about to run out soon. Issei was almost about to cry at having his closest partner departing from him until Ophis tells Issei that Ddraig's just sleeping. ''With a loud snore coming from Ddraig''.]]

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* As revealed in Volume 9, [[spoiler:there there are those who followed Cao Cao because he gave them a reason to live instead of being feared by their own peers because of their abnormal Sacred Gear powers. Issei even gets to think of Asia's life during the time she was a human with her Twilight Healing and that those who have Sacred Gears as a human didn't really have a good life.]]
life.
* In volume 12, the past possessors of Boosted Gear [[spoiler:sacrifice sacrifice their lives to stop Samael's curse while [[FamousLastWords singing the Oppai Dragon song.]] Normally it's funny, but somehow it's tear-jerking since they all sacrificed their lives and existences for Issei's will. Even Issei was silent about it.]]
it.
** Ddraig ''almost'' manages to pull off one when [[spoiler:he he reveals that in order to maintain Issei's soul while his new body was being remade, he had to use his spiritual powers and that he's about to run out soon. Issei was almost about to cry at having his closest partner departing from him until Ophis tells Issei that Ddraig's just sleeping. ''With a loud snore coming from Ddraig''.]]



* In volume 12, Kiba battles Georg of the Khaos Brigade. Losing badly and about to face his own death, Kiba and the demoralized Gremory Group [[spoiler: hear Ise's voice encouraging them to look after his best pal. One of Ise's Evil Pieces transforms into Ascalon and allows Kiba to win the fight. Apparently even beyond the grave, Issei cares for his friends. A mixture of tear-jerker and heatwarming since at the time no one was sure that Issei was ever coming back.]]

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* In volume 12, Kiba battles Georg of the Khaos Brigade. Losing badly and about to face his own death, Kiba and the demoralized Gremory Group [[spoiler: hear Ise's voice encouraging them to look after his best pal. One of Ise's Evil Pieces transforms into Ascalon and allows Kiba to win the fight. Apparently even beyond the grave, Issei cares for his friends. A mixture of tear-jerker and heatwarming since at the time no one was sure that Issei was ever coming back.]]
1st Apr '17 7:41:44 PM ilovehirohamada
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* In volume 12, Kiba battles Georg of the Khaos Brigade. Losing badly and about to face his own death, Kiba and the demoralized Gremory Group [[spoiler: hear Ise's voice encouraging them to look after his best pal. One of Ise's Evil Pieces transforms into Ascalon and allows Kiba to win the fight. Apparently even beyond the grave, Ise cares for his friends. A mixture of tear-jerker and heatwarming since at the time no one was sure that Ise was ever coming back.]]

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* In volume 12, Kiba battles Georg of the Khaos Brigade. Losing badly and about to face his own death, Kiba and the demoralized Gremory Group [[spoiler: hear Ise's voice encouraging them to look after his best pal. One of Ise's Evil Pieces transforms into Ascalon and allows Kiba to win the fight. Apparently even beyond the grave, Ise Issei cares for his friends. A mixture of tear-jerker and heatwarming since at the time no one was sure that Ise Issei was ever coming back.]]
10th Dec '16 5:53:48 PM Jgamer
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** And before that, when Vali [[spoiler: was trapped within the illusional world that Aži Dahāka created, it showed his innermost desire. To have a normal family. Even knowing it's an illusion, he can't help but be drawn into the warmth of having a family; he eats dinner with them, plays with his younger siblings and sleeps together with them. And even when he finally gathers the resolve to leave, he breaks down crying. And the icing on the heartbreak cake is, before he leaves, it's revealed that the father figure in this illusion that reflects his ideal family is Azazel, making the next bit even more painful when Azazel leaves with the other gods to seal Trihexa]]

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** And before that, when Vali [[spoiler: was trapped within the illusional world that Aži Dahāka created, it showed his innermost desire. To have a normal family. Even knowing it's an illusion, he can't help but be drawn into the warmth of having a family; he eats dinner with them, plays with his younger siblings and sleeps together with them. And even when he finally gathers the resolve to leave, he breaks down crying. And the icing on the heartbreak cake is, before he leaves, it's revealed that the father figure in this illusion that reflects his ideal family is Azazel, making the next bit even more painful when Azazel leaves with the other gods to seal Trihexa]]Trihexa]]
* The first half of Volume 22 is a mix of this and Heartwarming, with the heroes, despite their losses, moving on with their lives and making plans for the future, albeit while being bitterly reminded of those losses from time to time:
** Issei is looking back at his life [[spoiler: as he prepares to become a High Class Devil]], thinking back to the events of [[ContinuityCavalcade the past 21 volumes]]. However, it ends with [[spoiler: Azazel's [[SoProudOfYou last message]] to him]], leading Issei to lament [[spoiler: that Azazel isn't there to see his shining moment.]]
14th Nov '16 10:53:48 PM Skyrius
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* Volume 21: [[spoiler: In order to stop Trihexa for good, nearly all the faction leaders and their subordinates decided to seal themselves within Trihexa so that they can [[SealedEvilInADuel battle it to keep it from getting out]]. In particular, Vali is forced to watch as his surrogate father Azazel goes away, and Sona and Rias are left crying on the coast over the loss of their respective older siblings. Grayfia has it worse as she is the only member of Sirzechs' peerage to be left behind after being hypnotized. ]]

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* Volume 21: [[spoiler: In order to stop Trihexa for good, nearly all the faction leaders and their subordinates decided to seal themselves within Trihexa so that they can [[SealedEvilInADuel battle it to keep it from getting out]]. In particular, Vali is forced to watch as his surrogate father Azazel goes away, and Sona and Rias are left crying on the coast over the loss of their respective older siblings. Grayfia has it worse as she is the only member of Sirzechs' peerage to be left behind after being hypnotized. ]]]]
** And before that, when Vali [[spoiler: was trapped within the illusional world that Aži Dahāka created, it showed his innermost desire. To have a normal family. Even knowing it's an illusion, he can't help but be drawn into the warmth of having a family; he eats dinner with them, plays with his younger siblings and sleeps together with them. And even when he finally gathers the resolve to leave, he breaks down crying. And the icing on the heartbreak cake is, before he leaves, it's revealed that the father figure in this illusion that reflects his ideal family is Azazel, making the next bit even more painful when Azazel leaves with the other gods to seal Trihexa]]
30th Aug '16 6:59:49 PM Zaiaku666
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* Volume 21: [[spoiler: In order to stop Trihexa for good, nearly all the faction leaders and their subordinates decided to seal themselves within Trihexa so that they can [[SealedEvilInADuel battle it to keep it from getting out]]. In particular, Vali is forced to watch as his surrogate father Azazel goes away, and Sona and Rias are left crying on the coast over the loss of their respective older siblings.]]

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* Volume 21: [[spoiler: In order to stop Trihexa for good, nearly all the faction leaders and their subordinates decided to seal themselves within Trihexa so that they can [[SealedEvilInADuel battle it to keep it from getting out]]. In particular, Vali is forced to watch as his surrogate father Azazel goes away, and Sona and Rias are left crying on the coast over the loss of their respective older siblings. Grayfia has it worse as she is the only member of Sirzechs' peerage to be left behind after being hypnotized. ]]
8th Aug '16 10:14:09 AM Jgamer
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** The fact that [[spoiler: Issei's kids refer to Azazel as the "Founding Governor" suggests that Azazel died sometime later, considering the events of Volume 21...]]

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** The fact that [[spoiler: Issei's kids refer to Azazel as the "Founding Governor" suggests that Azazel died sometime later, considering the events of Volume 21...]]
* Volume 21: [[spoiler: In order to stop Trihexa for good, nearly all the faction leaders and their subordinates decided to seal themselves within Trihexa so that they can [[SealedEvilInADuel battle it to keep it from getting out]]. In particular, Vali is forced to watch as his surrogate father Azazel goes away, and Sona and Rias are left crying on the coast over the loss of their respective older siblings.
]]
23rd Jun '16 6:52:16 AM AlienPatch
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* Volume 19 is abound of this, in particular how Strada addressed the DxD team after his defeat. To elaborate:

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* Volume 19 is abound of this, in particular how Strada addressed the DxD DXD team after his defeat. To elaborate:
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