History TearJerker / JusticeLeague

16th Jan '17 8:55:45 PM ShorinBJ
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* In "The Savage Time" three parter, there is a tearjerker that might be overlooked at first. When the League, sans a time altered Batman, is about to travel back to the WWII era, J'onn warns Batman that this version of him would not exist if they succeed. Batman responds with "Nothing would make me happier". The Justice League change history back to how it was and Batman is still without his parents. Nothing changed for him except how and why they died. What's really sad is that in virtually all adaptations of Batman, all Elseworld stories, he really never is truly happy.

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* In "The Savage Time" three parter, there is a tearjerker that might be overlooked at first. When the League, sans a time altered Batman, is about to travel back to the WWII era, J'onn warns Batman Batman, realizing that this version of him would not exist if they succeed. Batman responds with "Nothing would make me happier". the world he knows is going to be erased, says, "Then my parents might still be alive." Superman just says, "I can't promise that." The Justice League change history back to how it was and Batman is still without his parents. Nothing changed for him except how and why they died. What's really sad is that in virtually all adaptations of Batman, all Elseworld stories, he really never is truly happy.
15th Jan '17 7:53:40 PM ShorinBJ
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** Speaking of "Hereafter," there's also its ending: [[spoiler:The alternate, eccentric but now good-natured Vandal Savage fading out of existence as the dystopian wasteland is replaced with a more optimistic future...and before disappearing, he simply says, "Thank you, my friend."]]
*** The shot of Vandal immediately preceding the ending is heartbreaking: He's a lonely old man sitting by himself in the middle of a ruined Metropolis doing... nothing. Because nothing is all there is to do.

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** Speaking of "Hereafter," there's also its ending: [[spoiler:The alternate, eccentric but now good-natured Vandal Savage fading out of existence as the dystopian wasteland is replaced with a more optimistic future...and before disappearing, he simply smiles and says, "Thank you, my friend."]]
*** The shot of Vandal immediately preceding the ending is heartbreaking: He's a lonely old man sitting by himself in the middle of a ruined Metropolis doing... nothing. Because nothing is all there is to do.
15th Jan '17 7:17:04 PM ShorinBJ
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*** A subtle moment, but as Batman repeatedly watches the footage of Superman disappearing, he rubs his thumb on the scrap of Superman's cape that he found, as if for comfort.
15th Jan '17 12:01:48 PM ShorinBJ
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** Flash unknowingly makes it worse for both Diana and Hippolyta [[DudeWheresMyRespect for calling them out on this]]. Incidentally, the exile happened ''just'' after the men were all rewarded and praised for stopping Felix Faust and Hades.

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** Flash unknowingly makes it worse for both Diana and Hippolyta [[DudeWheresMyRespect for by calling them out on this]]. Incidentally, the exile happened ''just'' after the men were all rewarded and praised for stopping Felix Faust and Hades.
15th Jan '17 12:00:16 PM ShorinBJ
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*** This is even better if you know how this develops in the main DC Comics universe - Superman's powers WILL keep growing, but so will his control, to the point where, in the far distant future, [[EnergyBeing he becomes a being of pure solar energy]] after spending the past 10.000 years meditating in the center of Sol.

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*** This is even better if you know how this develops in the main DC Comics universe - Superman's powers WILL keep growing, but so will his control, to the point where, in the far distant future, [[EnergyBeing he becomes a being of pure solar energy]] after spending the past 10.000 10,000 years meditating in the center of Sol.
21st Dec '16 7:22:34 PM DustSnitch
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** Just before their final fight with Chronos, Warhawk gets nervous and a little scared. To see someone like [[{{Badass}} Warhawk]] scared...

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** Just before their final fight with Chronos, Warhawk gets nervous and a little scared. To see someone like [[{{Badass}} Warhawk]] Warhawk scared...
5th Nov '16 7:41:13 AM ironballs16
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[[caption-width-right:350:Would you stay with me? I'm scared.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Would you stay with me? I'm scared.[-I'm scared-].]]
26th Oct '16 6:45:08 PM SteveMB
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** There's also the somber callback in "Twilight" when J'onn remarks to Hawkgirl how so many of the Leaguers (himself, her, Wonder Woman, Superman) are "orphans and exiles". It's even more somber for the audience, knowing that J'onn (who at this point doesn't know Batman's identity or history) is actually understating the case.
5th Oct '16 6:36:35 PM ironballs16
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* Pictured above: the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOooJW5SSDA massively heartwrenching scene]] in "Epilogue". [[DarkMagicalGirl Ace]]'s introductory episode -- which shows {{flashback}} images of her being held in various laboratories, her psychologically-broken parents (which she is implied to have accidentally mindwiped as a toddler), the mental-restraint helmet holding back her powers, and the rare occasion where she ''[[CryCute cries]]'' -- are enough to make you choke. In "Epilogue", Ace has created a new Royal Flush Gang with her powers, which have evolved into full-bore reality warping. Once they're taken care of by the JLU, Amanda Waller shows up with another job for the League: [[spoiler:take out Ace before she suffers a massive anuerysm and her powers deal out damage in the form of a psychic backlash that would kill everyone in range--"that's a distance measured in ''miles''". Batman takes a weapon designed to kill Ace and rushes into her hiding spot, where she reveals that she read his mind... [[ThouShaltNotKill and knows he won't use the weapon on her]]. When she finds out that she has little time left to live, Ace asks Batman to stay with her until the end. He sits in the swingset next to her and offers his hand, which she takes. Everything soon goes back to normal, and not long after that, Batman is shown carrying Ace's lifeless body in his arms.]]
** Possibly the most gut-wrenching part? Despite everything that happened to her and how different her PsychicPowers make her from everyone else, Ace's reaction to her impending death is one that anyone would probably have: she's scared...and [[StayWithMeUntilIDie she doesn't want to be alone]].

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* Pictured above: the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOooJW5SSDA massively heartwrenching scene]] in "Epilogue". [[DarkMagicalGirl Ace]]'s introductory episode -- which shows {{flashback}} images of her being held in various laboratories, her psychologically-broken parents (which she is implied to have accidentally mindwiped as a toddler), the mental-restraint helmet holding back her powers, and the rare occasion where she ''[[CryCute cries]]'' -- are enough to make you choke. In "Epilogue", Ace has created a new Royal Flush Gang with her powers, which have evolved into full-bore reality warping. Once they're taken care of by the JLU, Amanda Waller shows up with another job for the League: [[spoiler:take out Ace before she suffers a massive anuerysm aneurysm and her powers deal out damage in the form of a psychic backlash that would kill everyone in range--"that's a distance measured in ''miles''". Batman takes a weapon designed to kill Ace and rushes into her hiding spot, where she reveals that she spot]].
-->'''Ace''': They weren't really games, you know. They were training me, [[ChildSoldier turning me into a weapon]], "[[WellIntentionedExtremist for justice]]", they said. They got their weapon - I got cheated out of my childhood.\\
'''Batman''': I know what that's like.\\
'''Ace''': [[DeathByOriginStory You do, don't you]]? You don't have to answer - I've
read his mind... your mind. That's how I knew you weren't going to use Mrs. Waller's weapon on me.\\
'''Batman''': No.
[[ThouShaltNotKill I wasn't]].\\
'''Ace''': You were going to try
and knows he won't use the weapon on her]]. When she finds out that she has little time left to live, Ace asks Batman to stay with her until the end. He sits in the swingset next to her and offers his hand, which she takes. Everything soon goes back to normal, and not long after that, Batman is shown carrying Ace's lifeless body in his arms.]]
** Possibly the most gut-wrenching part? Despite everything that happened to her and how different her PsychicPowers make her from everyone else, Ace's reaction to her impending death is one that anyone would probably have: she's scared...and
talk me into fixing what I've changed... before I die.\\
'''Batman''': [[BrutalHonesty Yes]].\\
'''Ace''': [[YourDaysAreNumbered I'm dying very soon]].\\
'''Batman''': ''([[NotSoStoic Quietly]])'' Yes. I'm sorry.\\
'''Ace''': ...
[[StayWithMeUntilIDie she doesn't want would you stay with me]]? [-I'm scared-].\\
''(Batman sits next
to be alone]].Ace on the swing, silently offering to hold her hand)''
28th Sep '16 11:21:40 PM PSColdFire
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* Pictured above: the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWHHsdE_oQg massively heartwrenching scene]] in "Epilogue". [[DarkMagicalGirl Ace]]'s introductory episode -- which shows {{flashback}} images of her being held in various laboratories, her psychologically-broken parents (which she is implied to have accidentally mindwiped as a toddler), the mental-restraint helmet holding back her powers, and the rare occasion where she ''[[CryCute cries]]'' -- are enough to make you choke. In "Epilogue", Ace has created a new Royal Flush Gang with her powers, which have evolved into full-bore reality warping. Once they're taken care of by the JLU, Amanda Waller shows up with another job for the League: [[spoiler:take out Ace before she suffers a massive anuerysm and her powers deal out damage in the form of a psychic backlash that would kill everyone in range--"that's a distance measured in ''miles''". Batman takes a weapon designed to kill Ace and rushes into her hiding spot, where she reveals that she read his mind... [[ThouShaltNotKill and knows he won't use the weapon on her]]. When she finds out that she has little time left to live, Ace asks Batman to stay with her until the end. He sits in the swingset next to her and offers his hand, which she takes. Everything soon goes back to normal, and not long after that, Batman is shown carrying Ace's lifeless body in his arms.]]

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* Pictured above: the [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWHHsdE_oQg com/watch?v=YOooJW5SSDA massively heartwrenching scene]] in "Epilogue". [[DarkMagicalGirl Ace]]'s introductory episode -- which shows {{flashback}} images of her being held in various laboratories, her psychologically-broken parents (which she is implied to have accidentally mindwiped as a toddler), the mental-restraint helmet holding back her powers, and the rare occasion where she ''[[CryCute cries]]'' -- are enough to make you choke. In "Epilogue", Ace has created a new Royal Flush Gang with her powers, which have evolved into full-bore reality warping. Once they're taken care of by the JLU, Amanda Waller shows up with another job for the League: [[spoiler:take out Ace before she suffers a massive anuerysm and her powers deal out damage in the form of a psychic backlash that would kill everyone in range--"that's a distance measured in ''miles''". Batman takes a weapon designed to kill Ace and rushes into her hiding spot, where she reveals that she read his mind... [[ThouShaltNotKill and knows he won't use the weapon on her]]. When she finds out that she has little time left to live, Ace asks Batman to stay with her until the end. He sits in the swingset next to her and offers his hand, which she takes. Everything soon goes back to normal, and not long after that, Batman is shown carrying Ace's lifeless body in his arms.]]
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