History TearJerker / HorusHeresy

30th Dec '15 2:37:23 AM Kakai
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*** Also, consider Polux's point of view on the entire situation. [[spoiler:Dantioch is now the ''second'' BigBrotherMentor whom Alexis considers better than himself and whom he loses to a HeroicSacrifice]].
29th Dec '15 3:15:05 PM LordoftheNight
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* Serena D'Angelus's story in '''Fulgrim''' is one long BreakTheCutie TearJerker with sides of NightmareFuel. A kind and gentle painter who is friends with Ostian Delafour she is one of the Remembrancers sent down to the Laer homeworld after the conquest, though she only goes after Ostian convinces her to even though he can't because he spurned another Remembrancer's unwanted advances and was actually quite prepared to not go because her friend can't, and is [[spoiler: infected by the Laer Temple's Slaaneshi taint. The corruption preys on her already existing low self-esteem and convinces her that her work, which is actually extremely good, is sub-par and that she is a fraud. She slowly begins going mad, and when Ostian attempts to help her she insults him for his pity which results in him severing ties with her, though as he leaves she begs him not to. After this she seduces another Remembrancer and brings him to her room, sleeps with him and murders him at the climax, using his blood and other bodily fluids for paint. After a long period of blankness, where it is implied she did this a lot more, the corruption fades and she seeks out the one person she thinks might be able to help her, only to find that Ostian has already been murdered whereupon she realizes that he was only trying to help her. With nothing left Serena declares that she loved Ostian but was too afraid to tell him, and kills herself by driving herself onto the same marble blade that Ostian is impaled on.]] A truly tragic story that shows just how insidious the taint of Slaanesh really is.
29th Dec '15 12:34:54 PM LordoftheNight
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* Pharos
** The Night Lords brothers Kellendvar and Kellenkir [[spoiler: each meeting a sad fate. Kellenkir becomes tainted through contact with a Daemon Weapon and ends up being mercy killed by the little brother he once protected when they were children, and goes out wishing he'd killed him years ago. While Kellendvar is forced to execute his brother after realizing he is beyond help, and accepting that his Primarch was right that there is no such thing as hope, the act leaves him so broken he simply stands up and lets the Ultramarines kill him without any resistance.]]
** When Sanguinius is confronted by [[spoiler: Konrad Curze, the Angel sees firsthand how broken the Night Haunter is through his hellish childhood on a world filled with the worst of humanity, a world that he tried to save and as soon as he was gone slid right back into depravity, through the agonizing visions that constantly bombard him with exactly how he is going to die and how miserable the galaxy is going to become, and through the simple fact that Curze always believed his brothers hated him because he was eerie and hard to be around, a fact that Sanguinius knows isn't true and tries to tell him, but Curze is too far gone to listen. The entire scene basically shows that underneath the torture, apathy and terrifying visage; Konrad Curze is somebody who tried so damn hard to be a better person, but could never quite reach that goal.]]
** Dantioch's [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice to banish Krukesh the Pale and the Night Lords from the Pharos, his motivation being the desire to protect his friend Alexis Polux, results in his death. When the Ultramarines arrive they find Polux, an Imperial Fist, weeping over his friend's body and refusing to let anyone touch him. Even when the funeral bier arrives Polux carries it solo.]]
*** The Warsmith's [[spoiler: funeral is also a TearJerker, but doubles as a Heartwarming moment, as Guilliman himself declares Dantioch a Hero of the Imperium, and the Ultramarines give him a 21-bolter salute.]]
** While Guilliman's speech at the end [[spoiler: that Sotha will never again fall to an enemy]] is a moment of Awesome, those with foreknowledge of 40k will also consider it a sad moment, [[spoiler: as Sotha's death is already set in stone at the jaws of the Tyranids, the race ironically summoned to the Milky Way by the actions of the Legions at Sotha.]] Even as Guilliman gave his speech, [[spoiler: Sotha was already doomed.]]
31st May '15 1:19:37 PM Kakai
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-> 'I have no brothers. Only traitors remain. I am a Legion of one and I will kill you all until death comes to take me !'
** The scene where Cerberus (who fans of the series will already have recognized as [[spoiler : Gavriel Loken]]) returns to the place where he was nearly slain and speak to his brother ... who is long dead. He is a broken, tormented thing, trapped in a literal hell, unable to die and unable to remember what happened to him. Every time he tries to remember, he suffers beyond imagination, and yet he tries, again and again, desperate to understand what happened - and to remember the name of his dead brother ...

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-> 'I --> ''I have no brothers. Only traitors remain. I am a Legion of one and I will kill you all until death comes to take me !'
me!''
** The scene where Cerberus (who fans of the series will already have recognized as [[spoiler : [[spoiler: Gavriel Loken]]) returns to the place where he was nearly slain and speak to his brother ...brother... who is long dead. He is a broken, tormented thing, trapped in a literal hell, unable to die and unable to remember what happened to him. Every time he tries to remember, he suffers beyond imagination, and yet he tries, again and again, desperate to understand what happened - and to remember the name of his dead brother ...brother...
23rd May '15 8:18:29 PM nombretomado
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* The ending to Creator/BenCounter's HorusHeresy novel ''Galaxy In Flames'', where Saul Tarvitz stands with the surviving members of the Luna Wolves and loyalist Emperor's Children, having bled the traitor armies so badly that even Horus' incredible hubris has been broken, and Horus orders his fleet to bombard the Space Marines into oblivion rather than defeat them on the ground. Even faced with complete and certain annihilation, Tarvitz and his men ''won''.

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* The ending to Creator/BenCounter's HorusHeresy Literature/HorusHeresy novel ''Galaxy In Flames'', where Saul Tarvitz stands with the surviving members of the Luna Wolves and loyalist Emperor's Children, having bled the traitor armies so badly that even Horus' incredible hubris has been broken, and Horus orders his fleet to bombard the Space Marines into oblivion rather than defeat them on the ground. Even faced with complete and certain annihilation, Tarvitz and his men ''won''.
10th May '15 2:00:47 PM MechWarrior
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* The scene where the virus bombs get dropped in ''Flight of the Eisenstein''. Death Guard captain Ullis Temeter and Dreadnought Fal-Huron try to get their own troops to the shelters. Fal tells Temeter to get in as well, since his Dreadnought armor will protect him from the virus. Temeter tells him to eff off as he shoves one last marine into the shelter, then locks the door. As the bombs drop, Temeter realizes that Fal has a couple of cracks in his armor that means the virus will still get him anyway, and the two exchange "you too, huh" one-liners before dying. Made worse by the fact that the defining trait of the Death Guard is their resilience to toxins and disease. Hell, the fate of the entire Death Guard legion could qualify - the traitors got lost in the warp and caught by Nurgle, who made mockery of their vaunted immune systems. The loyalists become the Inquisition, arguably one of the reasons why life in the Imperium sucks as much as it does.

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* The scene where the virus bombs get dropped in ''Flight of the Eisenstein''. Death Guard captain Ullis Temeter and Dreadnought Fal-Huron try to get their own troops to the shelters. Fal tells Temeter to get in as well, since his Dreadnought armor will protect him from the virus. Temeter tells him to eff off as he shoves one last marine into the shelter, then locks the door. As the bombs drop, Temeter realizes that Fal has a couple of cracks in his armor that means the virus will still get him anyway, and the two exchange "you too, huh" one-liners before dying. Made worse by the fact that the defining trait of the Death Guard is their resilience to toxins and disease. Hell, the fate of the entire Death Guard legion could qualify - the traitors got lost in the warp and caught by Nurgle, who made a mockery of their vaunted immune systems. The loyalists become the Inquisition, arguably one of the reasons why life in the Imperium sucks as much as it does.
29th Jan '15 9:21:20 PM ikorios
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* Legion of One
-> 'I have no brothers. Only traitors remain. I am a Legion of one and I will kill you all until death comes to take me !'
** The scene where Cerberus (who fans of the series will already have recognized as [[spoiler : Gavriel Loken]]) returns to the place where he was nearly slain and speak to his brother ... who is long dead. He is a broken, tormented thing, trapped in a literal hell, unable to die and unable to remember what happened to him. Every time he tries to remember, he suffers beyond imagination, and yet he tries, again and again, desperate to understand what happened - and to remember the name of his dead brother ...
2nd Dec '14 11:01:06 AM GoodLuc
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7th Jul '14 12:50:13 PM ikoke
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** A large part of A Thousand Sons qualify as a tearjerker, considering it deals with the fall of one of most loyal legions. From what we see not only did the Thousand Sons comprise of some of the best and most open minded scholars in the whole Imperium, most of them were truly nice and polite and their homeworld a veritable paradise. Too bad, that they became unwitting pawns of Tzentech.
28th Jun '14 10:03:30 PM Steam_Lord
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* On the Warhammer 40K note, the ending of the Horus Heresy novel ''Descent of angels'' where [[spoiler:Zahariel, the hero of the Dark Angels first battle as a legion (not to mention almost 413 pages of story), is sent back to Caliban with Luther, while his cousin Nemiel stays with the main force because their Primarch distrusts psykers. Anyone who knows their fluff knows what happened at Caliban...]]

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* On the Warhammer 40K note, the ending of the Horus Heresy novel ''Descent of angels'' Angels'' where [[spoiler:Zahariel, the hero of the Dark Angels first battle as a legion (not to mention almost 413 pages of story), is sent back to Caliban with Luther, while his cousin Nemiel stays with the main force because their Primarch distrusts psykers. Anyone who knows their fluff knows what happened at Caliban...]]
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