History TearJerker / Jem

28th Apr '16 8:34:29 PM punksweet
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* Pizzazz after trying to get hold her dad for weeks [[spoiler: after being in a car wreck and not able to perform with the misfits]] finally gets a hold of him and all he thinks she wants is money. She desperately tries to tell him just wants him to be with her, but he brushes her off for business and just has his secretary send her money. [[spoiler: To pour salt in the wound he doesn't even bother asking if she's okay after the accident, just assumes she's fine sense she's called. ]]
-->'''Pizzazz:''' I can't live like this...
29th Sep '15 1:02:02 AM Pichu-kun
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** In hindsight it is slightly less sad since the lyrics did technically come true, even if at the time the writers thought the series was done forever. ''Jem'' seems like a relic of TheEighties but has inexplicably been revived for a movie and comic series.




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* The Stingers are big jerks but you can't help but feel terrible for them when you see their backstory. Living on the streets in the winter, barely making money.. They're sympathetic even if they currently act awful. Heck, "It's A Hard, Hard Life" is pretty much one big FreudianExcuse that explains why they are pompous and why Rapture is a scam-artist.
20th Sep '15 6:43:37 PM s1gozar
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* Several episodes of ''Jem'' that focus on the Starlight girls are heartbreaking, including "The Jem Jam", with Ba Nee convinced that a stranger she's just met is her long-lost father, and the first five or so minutes of "Alone Again", with Laura Holloway depressed after her parents' deaths and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbOJm5Q2xXU sinking into loneliness and self-hatred]] despite Jerrica's best efforts.

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* Several episodes of ''Jem'' that focus on the Starlight girls are heartbreaking, including "The Jem Jam", with Ba Nee convinced that a stranger she's just met is her long-lost father, and the first five or so minutes of "Alone Again", with Laura Holloway depressed after her parents' deaths and [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbOJm5Q2xXU com/watch?v=-alJe-7Upcw sinking into loneliness and self-hatred]] despite Jerrica's best efforts.
16th Sep '15 2:00:30 PM Pichu-kun
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** From the same episode, Pizzazz is genuinely confused that a father could love her daughter. That says something about their relationship.


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* Stormer and Kimber have been dating for maybe a month when they have their first fight. It's sad seeing them both so miserable in issue 6. Stormer's texts don't help.
29th May '15 2:17:53 PM lalalei2001
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* Danny in ''The Music Awards''. Unlike Deirdre, Ba Nee, and Krissie, the Starlight Girls who ran away from home[[note]]Although Krissie only went in order to keep an eye on them.[[/note]], Danny is literally thrown out of his house by his alcoholic father for apparently no reason. At the end of part 2, while the Starlight Girls get to go home, Danny is left living at Haven House, the halfway home for teenagers where Danse helps out. Christie Marx later drafted a storyline where Danny is reunited with his now sober father, but ExecutiveMeddling stopped this from happening.
* Another moment from ''The Music Awards'' acts as a sort of LaserGuidedKarma for Pizzazz. Upon winning the award for best band, Pizzazz decides to take it with her to the benefit concert Jem is performing at just to rub her nose in it. When she gets there, however, no one in the slightest cares or even stops to notice that Pizzazz is there. Rather than throw a temper tantrum, Pizzazz just looks on in shock when she realizes no one cares that she accomplished something, then looks at her award and the crowd with a sad look on her face. She doesn't even react when the award falls from her hands and shatters on the ground. That moment right there showed Pizzazz for what she was: a lonely young woman desperate to be loved and to be needed.
* ''A Change of Heart'' is a giant tearjerker for Minx with an ending made up of UnfortunateImplications. Rio saves Minx from drowning and this near-death experience scares her so badly that Minx decides to become a better person and is driven to make amends with everyone she's ever hurt. Riot and Rapture both reject her new nature, so Minx goes to Rio for help. However, Rio doesn't offer much help initially, and Minx then ''tries to kill herself'' when she thinks she has no home and no one to rely on anymore. FridgeLogic comes into play when ''Riot's Hope'' reveals the Stingers had spent months living on the streets before they made it big, and Minx most likely considered she would have to go back to the streets but was horrified at the notion of going through all that again by herself. Sadly, some of Minx's efforts are unappreciated and, while does come across as a little overbearing, she bitterly goes back to her old personality when told she is doing "too much."

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* Danny in ''The Music Awards''. Unlike Deirdre, Ba Nee, and Krissie, the Starlight Girls who ran away from home[[note]]Although Krissie only went in order to keep an eye on them.[[/note]], home, Danny is literally thrown out of his house by his alcoholic father for apparently no reason. At the end of part 2, while the Starlight Girls get to go home, Danny is left living at Haven House, the halfway home for teenagers where Danse helps out. Christie Marx later drafted a storyline where Danny is reunited with his now sober father, but ExecutiveMeddling stopped this from happening.
* Another moment from ''The Music Awards'' acts as a sort of LaserGuidedKarma for Pizzazz. Upon winning the award for best band, Pizzazz decides to take it with her to the benefit concert Jem is performing at just to rub her nose in it. When she gets there, however, no one in the slightest cares or even stops to notice that Pizzazz is there. Rather than throw a temper tantrum, Pizzazz just looks on in shock when she realizes no one cares that she accomplished something, then looks at her award audience cheers the performance. Pizzazz, silenced and shocked by the crowd with a sad look on her face. She overwhelming sense of goodwill the concert has created, doesn't even react when the notice her award falls from slipping out of her hands and shatters on hand to the ground. That moment right there showed Pizzazz for what she was: a lonely young woman desperate to be loved and to be needed.
floor, where it smashes into pieces.
* ''A Change of Heart'' is a giant tearjerker for Minx with an ending made up of UnfortunateImplications.Minx. Rio saves Minx from drowning and this near-death experience scares her so badly that Minx decides to become a better person and is driven to make amends with everyone she's ever hurt. Riot and Rapture both reject her new nature, so Minx goes to Rio for help. However, Rio doesn't offer much help initially, and Minx then ''tries to kill herself'' when she thinks she has no home and no one to rely on anymore. FridgeLogic comes into play when ''Riot's Hope'' reveals the Stingers had spent months living on the streets before they made it big, and Minx most likely considered she would have to go back to the streets but was horrified at the notion of going through all that again by herself. Sadly, some of Minx's efforts are unappreciated and, while does come across as a little overbearing, she bitterly goes back to her old personality when told she is doing "too much.""
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16th Jun '14 8:21:21 PM NowhereLad
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* ''A Change of Heart'' is a giant tearjerker for Minx with an ending made up of UnfortunateImplications. Rio saves Minx from drowning and this near-death experience scares her so badly that Minx decides to become a better person and is driven to make amends with everyone she's ever hurt. Riot and Rapture both reject her new nature, so Minx goes to Rio and Jerrica for help. However, Rio gently rejects Minx's come on, and she then ''tries to kill herself'' when she thinks she has no home and no one to rely on anymore. FridgeLogic comes into play when ''Riot's Hope'' reveals the Stingers had spent months living on the streets before they made it big, and Minx most likely considered she would have to go back to the streets but was horrified at the notion of going through all that again by herself. Sadly, some of Minx's efforts are unappreciated and, while does come across as a little overbearing, she bitterly goes back to her old personality when told she is doing "too much."

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* ''A Change of Heart'' is a giant tearjerker for Minx with an ending made up of UnfortunateImplications. Rio saves Minx from drowning and this near-death experience scares her so badly that Minx decides to become a better person and is driven to make amends with everyone she's ever hurt. Riot and Rapture both reject her new nature, so Minx goes to Rio and Jerrica for help. However, Rio gently rejects Minx's come on, doesn't offer much help initially, and she Minx then ''tries to kill herself'' when she thinks she has no home and no one to rely on anymore. FridgeLogic comes into play when ''Riot's Hope'' reveals the Stingers had spent months living on the streets before they made it big, and Minx most likely considered she would have to go back to the streets but was horrified at the notion of going through all that again by herself. Sadly, some of Minx's efforts are unappreciated and, while does come across as a little overbearing, she bitterly goes back to her old personality when told she is doing "too much."
16th Jun '14 8:15:19 PM NowhereLad
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* Another moment from ''The Music Awards'' acts as a sort of LaserGuidedKarma for Pizzazz. Upon winning the award for best band, Pizzazz decides to take it with her to the benefit concert Jem is performing at just to rub her nose in it. When she gets there, however, no one in the slightest cares or even stops to notice that Pizzazz is there. Rather than throw a temper tantrum, Pizzazz just looks on in shock when she realizes no one cares that she accomplished something, then looks at her award and the crowd with a sad look on her face. She doesn't even react when the award falls from her hands and shatters on the ground. That moment right there showed Pizzazz for what she was: a lonely young woman desperate to be loved and to be needed.

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* Another moment from ''The Music Awards'' acts as a sort of LaserGuidedKarma for Pizzazz. Upon winning the award for best band, Pizzazz decides to take it with her to the benefit concert Jem is performing at just to rub her nose in it. When she gets there, however, no one in the slightest cares or even stops to notice that Pizzazz is there. Rather than throw a temper tantrum, Pizzazz just looks on in shock when she realizes no one cares that she accomplished something, then looks at her award and the crowd with a sad look on her face. She doesn't even react when the award falls from her hands and shatters on the ground. That moment right there showed Pizzazz for what she was: a lonely young woman desperate to be loved and to be needed.needed.
* ''A Change of Heart'' is a giant tearjerker for Minx with an ending made up of UnfortunateImplications. Rio saves Minx from drowning and this near-death experience scares her so badly that Minx decides to become a better person and is driven to make amends with everyone she's ever hurt. Riot and Rapture both reject her new nature, so Minx goes to Rio and Jerrica for help. However, Rio gently rejects Minx's come on, and she then ''tries to kill herself'' when she thinks she has no home and no one to rely on anymore. FridgeLogic comes into play when ''Riot's Hope'' reveals the Stingers had spent months living on the streets before they made it big, and Minx most likely considered she would have to go back to the streets but was horrified at the notion of going through all that again by herself. Sadly, some of Minx's efforts are unappreciated and, while does come across as a little overbearing, she bitterly goes back to her old personality when told she is doing "too much."
19th May '14 3:07:49 AM TitoMosquito
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* Several episodes of ''{{Jem}}'' that focus on the Starlight girls are heartbreaking, including "The Jem Jam", with Ba Nee convinced that a stranger she's just met is her long-lost father, and the first five or so minutes of "Alone Again", with Laura Holloway depressed after her parents' deaths and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbOJm5Q2xXU sinking into loneliness and self-hatred]] despite Jerrica's best efforts.

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* Several episodes of ''{{Jem}}'' ''Jem'' that focus on the Starlight girls are heartbreaking, including "The Jem Jam", with Ba Nee convinced that a stranger she's just met is her long-lost father, and the first five or so minutes of "Alone Again", with Laura Holloway depressed after her parents' deaths and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbOJm5Q2xXU sinking into loneliness and self-hatred]] despite Jerrica's best efforts.



* The episodes that focus on the relationship between Jerrica and Kimber with their parents, Emmett and Jacqui Benton. ''Father's Day'' for Kimber, which focuses on the fact that Kimber has still not emotionally healed from her father's death and misses him terribly, and ''Out of the Past'', where Jerrica remembers that she acted like a spoiled brat to her mother before she left for her next tour... and then died in the resulting plane crash.
* ''Riot's Hope'' has him trying to reconcile with his father, who doesn't approve of his being a musician, and him looking after his ailing mother.
** The song that plays ''Take it or Leave it'' is a DarkReprise from before. When first played it showed how him and The Stingers acted and didn't care what others thought of them and would do anything to get what they wanted. When played in this it shows of how his Father will never seem to accept him and he pretends he doesn't care but he's truly hurt over their strained relationship.
* ''Video Wars'', the last episode that features Clash in a speaking role, has her turn down a chance at being friends with the Holograms because she refuses to believe the Misfits aren't her friends. She tries to chase after Pizzazz and the others as they are driving away, begging for another chance to prove herself, yet Pizzazz just laughs at her as she leaves Clash standing in the dust.

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* The episodes that focus on the relationship between Jerrica and Kimber with their parents, Emmett and Jacqui Benton. ''Father's Day'' "Father's Day" for Kimber, which focuses on the fact that Kimber has still not emotionally healed from her father's death and misses him terribly, and ''Out "Out of the Past'', Past", where Jerrica remembers that she acted like a spoiled brat to her mother before she left for her next tour... and then died in the resulting plane crash.
* ''Riot's Hope'' "Riot's Hope" has him trying to reconcile with his father, who doesn't approve of his being a musician, and him looking after his ailing mother.
** The song that plays ''Take "Take it or Leave it'' it" is a DarkReprise from before. When first played it showed how him and The Stingers acted and didn't care what others thought of them and would do anything to get what they wanted. When played in this it shows of how his Father will never seem to accept him and he pretends he doesn't care but he's truly hurt over their strained relationship.
* ''Video Wars'', "Video Wars", the last episode that features Clash in a speaking role, has her turn down a chance at being friends with the Holograms because she refuses to believe the Misfits aren't her friends. She tries to chase after Pizzazz and the others as they are driving away, begging for another chance to prove herself, yet Pizzazz just laughs at her as she leaves Clash standing in the dust.



* The final music video for ''Father's Day'', which the Holograms perform, provided instances of Kimber and Jerrica bonding with their deceased father, and briefly showed Harvey Gabor reflecting on one of the few moments he spent time with Pizzazz when she was a little girl.
* ''Out of the Past'' is a rare episode where they address in a very serious mood the grief the band is still dealing with over the loss of their parents, as they read the diary entries of their father up till days before his death. The episode ended with Jerrica watching a recording of their mother singing thought to be lost forever, and the holograms release the song to the public to carry on her memory.

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* The final music video for ''Father's Day'', "Father's Day", which the Holograms perform, provided instances of Kimber and Jerrica bonding with their deceased father, and briefly showed Harvey Gabor reflecting on one of the few moments he spent time with Pizzazz when she was a little girl.
* ''Out "Out of the Past'' Past" is a rare episode where they address in a very serious mood the grief the band is still dealing with over the loss of their parents, as they read the diary entries of their father up till days before his death. The episode ended with Jerrica watching a recording of their mother singing thought to be lost forever, and the holograms release the song to the public to carry on her memory.
7th May '14 8:46:57 PM Shadow200
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** The song that plays ''Take it or Leave it'' is a DarkReprise of how his Father will never seem to accept him.

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** The song that plays ''Take it or Leave it'' is a DarkReprise from before. When first played it showed how him and The Stingers acted and didn't care what others thought of them and would do anything to get what they wanted. When played in this it shows of how his Father will never seem to accept him.him and he pretends he doesn't care but he's truly hurt over their strained relationship.
4th May '14 4:03:37 AM lalalei2001
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* The SeriesFinale, with Ba Nee finding her real father at last. Jem, the Holograms, the Stingers, and ''the Misfits'' all wish her farewell [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g8MMeM1rIs via song]].

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* The SeriesFinale, with Ba Nee finding her real father at last. Jem, the Holograms, the Stingers, and ''the Misfits'' all wish her farewell [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g8MMeM1rIs via song]].song.



* Danny in the ''The Music Awards''. Unlike Deirdre, Ba Nee, and Krissie, the Starlight Girls who ran away from home[[note]]Although Krissie only went in order to keep an eye on them.[[/note]], Danny is literally thrown out of his house by his alcoholic father for apparently no reason. At the end of part 2, while the Starlight Girls get to go home, Danny is left living at Haven House, the halfway home for teenagers where Danse helps out. Christie Marx later drafted a storyline where Danny is reunited with his now sober father, but ExecutiveMeddling stopped this from happening.

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* Danny in the ''The Music Awards''. Unlike Deirdre, Ba Nee, and Krissie, the Starlight Girls who ran away from home[[note]]Although Krissie only went in order to keep an eye on them.[[/note]], Danny is literally thrown out of his house by his alcoholic father for apparently no reason. At the end of part 2, while the Starlight Girls get to go home, Danny is left living at Haven House, the halfway home for teenagers where Danse helps out. Christie Marx later drafted a storyline where Danny is reunited with his now sober father, but ExecutiveMeddling stopped this from happening.
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