History TearJerker / MahouSenseiNegima

20th Jun '16 10:34:17 PM Kuruni
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* One very, very early in the manga: the flashback where [[http://www.mangareader.net/mahou-sensei-negima/14/17 Asuna explains about Ayaka's little brother]], who died at birth. And you might think her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeAX0GAJi2o image song]] is just okay, but try listening to it with the [[http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/negimagi/ameagaritenshi.htm lyrics]]...



* The end of the recent [[spoiler: Rakan]] fight. [[spoiler: After Negi has [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome pulled out all the stops]] and finally managed to bring the invincible Rakan down, Rakan ''stands up again '' - but only to congratulate Negi on managing to damage him so much and inviting him to one last "Ala Rubra style" sparring match to end the fight. As they battle, Rakan muses that fighting Negi, since he's advanced so much, reminds him of fighting Nagi like he used to.]] For whatever reason, that section never fails to put a few ManlyTears in this troper's eyes.

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* The end of the recent [[spoiler: Rakan]] fight. [[spoiler: After Negi has [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome pulled out all the stops]] and finally managed to bring the invincible Rakan down, Rakan ''stands up again '' - but only to congratulate Negi on managing to damage him so much and inviting him to one last "Ala Rubra style" sparring match to end the fight. As they battle, Rakan muses that fighting Negi, since he's advanced so much, reminds him of fighting Nagi like he used to.]] For whatever reason, that section never fails to put a few ManlyTears in this troper's eyes.]]



* Chapter 263: [[spoiler: Chachamaru]]'s [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v29/c263/10.html breakdown caused]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v29/c263/11.html by her not being sure]] [[spoiler: if she has a soul that would allow her to make a Pactio with Negi]]. Fortunately, followed by a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when [[spoiler: she and Negi try it anyway... and when it seems it won't work, they form a Pactio out of ''sheer willpower.'']]
* Chapter 265: [[spoiler: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v29/c265/13.html Nagi's expression. That is all]]. You can just ''tell '' that he's starting to crack at the prospect of leaving his son again.]]



* Chapter 276 has [[spoiler: BadassBookworm [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v30/c276/17.html Craig's death]], while protecting poor Nodoka.]]
** Chapter 277 has [[spoiler:Tosaka, Aisha, Mama Bear, and Emily falling victim as well. Emily's is the worst because it looks like she just got grazed and is going to be okay, but then she gets hit again, and dies/fades away in Yue's arms]].
*** [[spoiler: The worst part is that it was a SenselessSacrifice since another shot went straight through Yue to get to her, and Yue was entirely unharmed. She literally died for nothing!]]
** Chapter 278 continues the streak: [[spoiler:Negi arrives on the scene of the battle between Rakan and Fate, only to be told by Rakan that he's too injured and should stand back and watch the end of the fight. What follows is a complete CurbstompBattle as Rakan is repeatedly put down by Fate's Code of the Lifemaker. Rakan ultimately manages to reach Fate and hits him...to no avail, as Fate is almost unaffected. The battle end with Rakan admitting that the outcome was probably decided from the start before apologizing to Negi for leaving him to deal with the problems of Rakan's generation. Fate then disintegrates him in front of Negi's eyes.]]
** Chapter 279 [[spoiler: proves that ''everything '' is possible with Rakan, as he ''[[BeyondTheImpossible wills himself back into existence]]'' to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan smack Negi upside the head]] and deliver a slightly more detailed goodbye. He turns to Chisame and tells her to take care of Negi. Then he disintegrates a second time, drawing even more tears somehow.]]
** You've got that right. Chapter 279 even proves to be a TearJerker ''in-story''. I'm pretty sure this is the first time [[CryCute we've ever seen Chisame that emotional...]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Ain't it adorable?]]
*** No, [[TearJerker it's heartbreaking]]. Seriously, I was having trouble holding up the tears already; when ''she'' of all people started to cry, I couldn't contain myself anymore.
* Chapter 287: This troper the last few frames of the scene of Yuna [[spoiler: getting told of and confirming her parents' magical abilities, as well as her MissingMom Yuuko's death being related to the enormous deal that the group is in]] was a bit heartrending when, while she took the news well, she lamented the fact that her dad kept it from her. And judging from the looks on Takane's and Mei's faces, Yuna was probably tearing up at that point.
--> [[spoiler: Yuna: Dad, you're such an idiot! You could have told me the truth, you know...]]
** Seeing [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v32/c287/4.html this page]] almost made me tear up, what with the image of [[spoiler: Yuna using Takane's magic wand... with a small figure of a child!Yuna doing likewise]]. [[TheWoobie Poor]], ''[[TheWoobie poor]]'' [[TheWoobie Yuna]].
*** Um, I'm not sure what to make of that. To me it looks more like Yuna just remembering what she did in her childhood (i.e. Flashback scene overlaid on the present; that was Yuna's mom Yuuko there in the background of her childhood scene after all). More like reminiscing and not really a TearJerker.



* Chapter 296 [[spoiler:Negi's dream finally comes true. His [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v33/c296/16.html Mom and Dad]] are alive, well, and they are paying their son a visit to his school. However the real jerker about this moment is that it's LotusEaterMachine and it's not real.]]
** What also got me in that chapter was that in [[spoiler:the LotusEaterMachine Setsuna's relationship with Konoka was back to the way it was at the beginning of the story. After seeing them build up that relationship throughout the whole manga and hearing how they think that Setsuna is being cold to Konoka just breaks my heart.]]
*** The worst bit is that this is because the Kyoto arc never happened even though this moment is about a year to a year and a half afterwards. [[ForWantOfANail That one moment was all that saved their relationship]] and that chance will probably never happen again.
** Or the fact that you realize that ''[[spoiler: apparently Negi's greatest wish is to just be loved and have a family...]]''
* This [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v33/c297/9.html one text-less page]] is probably the most tearjerker part of Negi's [[spoiler:[[TheFinalTemptation last temptation]]]]. Will the poor boy ever gets his true wish?
** What's even worse is what a couple pages after [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v33/c297/16.html says]]
* I remember somewhere a flashback where [[spoiler: chibi Asuna]] is able to use the [[YinYangBomb Kanka technique]] with ease. Takamichi is amazed, but she replies something like, "The object is to become nothing. I already am nothing." He's horrified.
** From that same chapter; just seeing [[ActionGirl Asu]][[PluckyGirl na]] break down and be so close to giving up makes this troper have a small Tear Jerker moment.
* There is a [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v12/c109/14.html single panel (one of those in the top left)]] during Eva-chan's telling of her backstory that may provide FridgeHorror once the implications hit. Everything indicates this kid regained consciousness on her tenth birthday surrounded by the bodies of her parents... with their blood on ''her'' hands... and her '''''lips'''''. No wonder she is so [[NobleDemon convinced she is a monster]].
** The bottom panel is just as bad; it takes place shortly after she was turned, so it's essentially a young girl with no friends or family, convinced that she's an evil monster, ''dragging herself through a corpse-strewn battlefield.''
*** It's made worse by her monologue. It's pretty clear that she never actually wanted to hurt anyone. Going so far as to isolate herself on an island for decades where the only people she saw were people who went there SPECIFICALLY to kill her.



** No love for [[spoiler: Johnny?]]



** [[spoiler:[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v35/c324/8.html Done.]] The latest chapter is mostly about how Yue, Kaede, Koutarou, Makie, and Asakura are now back in action due to the bad guys having orders [[ThouShaltNotKill not to kill any real humans]].]]



** So does that mean what [[HopeSpot Chao said]],[[spoiler: being Negi's descendant]], is a lie? Or won't come true in the end?
** Well, it's still up in the air whether [[spoiler: Negi's immortality is complete like Eva's, so we don't know yet.]]



** Setsuna make it sadder as even though that Konoka and her was still alive they would be very old. This troper thought that if the rest of the class knew the truth, they might not able to bear this.



*** The last page. Dear god, [[http://www.mangareader.net/mahou-sensei-negima/350/18 the last page]]



*** Just to put this into a bit more perspective, [[spoiler: Asuna goes to sleep for a hundred and thirty years, and doesn't look any older for it]]. She wakes up in an unfamiliar place, unsure of when or where she is, and begins to desperately search Mahora for anything familiar. This is when this troper began to realize something was wrong; [[spoiler: nobody was there to greet her, and Evangeline's cottage was in ruin]]. Then it begins to rain. Surrounded by people who don't know who she is, and taking refuge in a telephone booth, [[spoiler: Asuna]] tries to look up ''anyone'' who might know her. [[spoiler: Finding the name Yukihiro in the telephone book, she rushes to the address, only to find that the person in the book is in fact Ayaka's Great-great-great-granddaughter, and that Negi has been ''dead'' for years]]. She then [[spoiler: digs up the Time capsule she and Ayaka buried, only to find that ''the entire class'' has added to it over the years]]. Her reactions are MADE of [[TearJerker this trope]], and this troper had to repress ManlyTears every second of the way.
---->'''Asuna:''' [[spoiler: Everybody's gone. Class rep... and Negi... and Konoka... and Setsuna... and Kakizaki... and Misora... and Takahata-sensei... even stupid Chamo. I should have just disappeared, if it was going to end like this. I want to see everyone... I want to see you all, one more time... ''[She cries]'']]
*** Also of note is [[spoiler: the way it just can't sink in. As [[GenerationXerox Ayaka's great-great granddaughter]] explains the relevant old family story, Asuna repeatedly refers to said granddaughter as "Class Rep", which is to say, refers to her as Ayaka. Its literally too much for her to acknowledge verbally.]]
26th May '16 5:59:00 PM Gamermaster
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---->'''Asuna:''' [[spoiler: Everybody's gone. Class rep... and Negi... and Konoka... and Setsuna... and Kakizaki... and Misora... and Takahata-sensei... even stupid Chamo. I should have just disappeared, if it was going to end like this. I want to see everyone... I want to see you all, one more time... ''[She cries]'']]



* At the epilogue we get small details of each character's future. [[spoiler: Chisame]]'s was heartbreaking, after being one of Negi's strongest and most loyal allies she ended up having a really pitiful life.

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* At the epilogue we get small details of each character's future. [[spoiler: Chisame]]'s was heartbreaking, after being one of Negi's strongest and most loyal allies she ended up having a really pitiful life.
26th Oct '15 7:53:43 AM Gamermaster
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* One very, very early in the manga: the flashback where [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v02/c014/18.html Asuna explains about Ayaka's little brother]], who died at birth. And you might think her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeAX0GAJi2o image song]] is just okay, but try listening to it with the [[http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/negimagi/ameagaritenshi.htm lyrics]]...

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* One very, very early in the manga: the flashback where [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v02/c014/18.html mangareader.net/mahou-sensei-negima/14/17 Asuna explains about Ayaka's little brother]], who died at birth. And you might think her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeAX0GAJi2o image song]] is just okay, but try listening to it with the [[http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/negimagi/ameagaritenshi.htm lyrics]]...
26th Oct '15 7:37:27 AM Gamermaster
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*** Chapter 278 continues the streak: [[spoiler:Negi arrives on the scene of the battle between Rakan and Fate, only to be told by Rakan that he's too injured and should stand back and watch the end of the fight. What follows is a complete CurbstompBattle as Rakan is repeatedly put down by Fate's Code of the Lifemaker. Rakan ultimately manages to reach Fate and hits him...to no avail, as Fate is almost unaffected. The battle end with Rakan admitting that the outcome was probably decided from the start before apologizing to Negi for leaving him to deal with the problems of Rakan's generation. Fate then disintegrates him in front of Negi's eyes.]]
*** Chapter 279 [[spoiler: proves that ''everything '' is possible with Rakan, as he ''[[BeyondTheImpossible wills himself back into existence]]'' to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan smack Negi upside the head]] and deliver a slightly more detailed goodbye. He turns to Chisame and tells her to take care of Negi. Then he disintegrates a second time, drawing even more tears somehow.]]
**** You've got that right. Chapter 279 even proves to be a TearJerker ''in-story''. I'm pretty sure this is the first time [[CryCute we've ever seen Chisame that emotional...]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Ain't it adorable?]]
***** No, [[TearJerker it's heartbreaking]]. Seriously, I was having trouble holding up the tears already; when ''she'' of all people started to cry, I couldn't contain myself anymore.

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*** [[spoiler: The worst part is that it was a SenselessSacrifice since another shot went straight through Yue to get to her, and Yue was entirely unharmed. She literally died for nothing!]]
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Chapter 278 continues the streak: [[spoiler:Negi arrives on the scene of the battle between Rakan and Fate, only to be told by Rakan that he's too injured and should stand back and watch the end of the fight. What follows is a complete CurbstompBattle as Rakan is repeatedly put down by Fate's Code of the Lifemaker. Rakan ultimately manages to reach Fate and hits him...to no avail, as Fate is almost unaffected. The battle end with Rakan admitting that the outcome was probably decided from the start before apologizing to Negi for leaving him to deal with the problems of Rakan's generation. Fate then disintegrates him in front of Negi's eyes.]]
*** ** Chapter 279 [[spoiler: proves that ''everything '' is possible with Rakan, as he ''[[BeyondTheImpossible wills himself back into existence]]'' to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan smack Negi upside the head]] and deliver a slightly more detailed goodbye. He turns to Chisame and tells her to take care of Negi. Then he disintegrates a second time, drawing even more tears somehow.]]
**** ** You've got that right. Chapter 279 even proves to be a TearJerker ''in-story''. I'm pretty sure this is the first time [[CryCute we've ever seen Chisame that emotional...]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Ain't it adorable?]]
***** No, ***No, [[TearJerker it's heartbreaking]]. Seriously, I was having trouble holding up the tears already; when ''she'' of all people started to cry, I couldn't contain myself anymore.
1st May '15 11:32:11 AM Gamermaster
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*** The last page. Dear god, [[http://www.mangareader.net/mahou-sensei-negima/350/18 the last page]]
28th Jul '14 8:37:20 AM giygasattack
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* This is only slightly off-topic, but in the doujinshi Negimaru, [[spoiler: Chisame stabs Negi, who is trying to save Asuna, thereby killing him. She becomes mentally traumatized and only returns to school when she receives an e-mail from Negi. Turns out it was from Asuna, who was trying to get her to come back to them. She makes a deal with Negi's father to bring Negi back to life at the cost of she will never have fallen in love with him]]. Seeing that just made me cry like a baby. It also doesn't help that, at least in the manga fan-lation, Chisame says, [[spoiler: You're gonna get stabbed and die.]]
13th Mar '14 9:59:02 PM armydillo62O
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* After re reading the Kyoto Arc, there's quite a bit of FridgeHorror. Negi returns to the house to find almost all of his companions petrified, including Eishun. Bad, right? [[spoiler: Remember what happened to Negi's village when he was ''four?'' And now all of that is happening ''again!?'']] ''Imagine'' what that poor kid was going through at that point.
24th Sep '13 6:51:42 PM Tropesofknowledge
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** It should be noted that of all the eavesdroppers (Asuna being too busy berating Negi for feeling the whole thing was his fault), the only ones not openly weeping were the Robot Girl (who looked as if she were trying to figure out how to), the AxeCrazy puppet ("The part where he broke the neck, that was cool!"), and the ancient vampire Nagi imprisoned within the grounds of Mahora Acadamy fifteen years ago. The last one of course [[SandInMyEyes pointedly turned away]] as she gruffly agreed to help Negi locate the man.
** The flashback in 265 adds a new layer of sadness to it, as noted below. [[spoiler: Nagi is in front of little Negi and the injured Nekane, knowing it's the last time he'll see them. Then he pets chibi!Negi's head, gives him his staff, speaks to him gently... and he's ''crying '' as he does this. [[TheWoobie Poor,]] ''[[TheWoobie poor]]'' [[TheWoobie Nagi]]. ]]
* During the Festival arc in the manga, just before Negi [[spoiler: goes to fight Chao,]] he asks Yue whether what he's doing is right, and says that if he [[spoiler: joins Chao and helps reveal magic to the world]] thousands of people could be saved. Yue starts crying and tells him that he can't sacrifice his future for thousands of unknown people, saying [[spoiler: "Then what about Nodoka? What will you do with your reply to Nodoka? Weren't you going to reply to her after she graduates? Are you going to join Chao-san and leave this school? What about Asuna-san or all our comrades or... me... Or what about everyone else from the class? Are you just going to leave us all behind?"]]
* Another moment comes in one of the more recent manga chapters, when [[spoiler: Chisame is watching over the unconscious Negi while he takes the test to gain Dark Magic. At first she puts off stopping the test, because she doesn't want to ruin his dream, but she realises that if he ends up dying because of her indecision, she'd never be able to forgive herself.]]

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** It should be noted that of Of all the eavesdroppers (Asuna being too busy berating Negi for feeling the whole thing was his fault), the only ones not openly weeping were the Robot Girl (who looked as if she were trying to figure out how to), the AxeCrazy puppet ("The part where he broke the neck, that was cool!"), and the ancient vampire Nagi imprisoned within the grounds of Mahora Acadamy fifteen years ago. The last one of course [[SandInMyEyes pointedly turned away]] as she gruffly agreed to help Negi locate the man.
** The flashback in 265 adds a new layer of sadness to it, as noted below. [[spoiler: Nagi is in front of little Negi and the injured Nekane, knowing it's the last time he'll see them. Then he pets chibi!Negi's head, gives him his staff, speaks to him gently... and he's ''crying '' as he does this. [[TheWoobie Poor,]] ''[[TheWoobie poor]]'' [[TheWoobie Nagi]]. ]]
* During the Festival arc in the manga, just before Negi [[spoiler: goes to fight Chao,]] he asks Yue whether what he's doing is right, and says that if he [[spoiler: joins Chao and helps reveal magic to the world]] thousands of people could be saved. Yue starts crying and tells him that he can't sacrifice his future for thousands of unknown people, saying [[spoiler: "Then what about Nodoka? What will you do with your reply to Nodoka? Weren't you going to reply to her after she graduates? Are you going to join Chao-san and leave this school? What about Asuna-san or all our comrades or... me... Or what about everyone else from the class? Are you just going to leave us all behind?"]]
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* Another moment comes in one of the more recent manga chapters, when [[spoiler: When Chisame is watching over the unconscious Negi while he takes the test to gain Dark Magic. At first she puts off stopping the test, because she doesn't want to ruin his dream, but she realises that if he ends up dying because of her indecision, she'd never be able to forgive herself.]]



** Evangeline's "Can you at least pet my head?" moment directly after that also qualifies.
*** What makes that scene even more powerful is that it is the ''only time in the entire series'' that Evangeline (openly) cries.

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** Evangeline's "Can you at least pet my head?" moment directly after that also qualifies.
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after. What makes that scene even more powerful is that it is the ''only time in the entire series'' that Evangeline (openly) cries.



* I find it strange that [[spoiler: Chao's farewell]] scene has not been mentioned, such a kind-hearted yet strong willed [[TheWoobie woobie]], admitting her feelings to all her dear friends, without even thinking twice about going back to the hell she calls future. The fact that she didn't even shed a tear or ever complain or tell anymore how much she suffered makes this tropper feel really sad that she didn't succeed. MisaimedFandom maybe?

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* I find it strange that [[spoiler: Chao's farewell]] farewell scene has not been mentioned, such Such a kind-hearted yet strong willed [[TheWoobie woobie]], admitting her feelings to all her dear friends, without even thinking twice about going back to the hell she calls future. The fact that she didn't even shed a tear or ever complain or tell anymore how much she suffered makes this tropper feel really sad that she didn't succeed. MisaimedFandom maybe?
9th Sep '13 9:43:46 PM TheOtakuNinja
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** Hell, the episode with [[spoiler: Asuna's funeral]] is fairly depressing, seeing as how it opens, not with the usual peppy opening, but rather a [[spoiler: montage of the other girls grieving. And to top it all off, we see Negi sitting on a branch of the World Tree ''practically sobbing bis eyes out''. '''Ouch'''...

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** Hell, the episode with [[spoiler: Asuna's funeral]] is fairly depressing, seeing as how it opens, not with the usual peppy opening, but rather a [[spoiler: montage of the other girls grieving. And to top it all off, we see Negi sitting on a branch of the World Tree ''practically sobbing bis his eyes out''. '''Ouch'''...]]
6th Sep '13 12:01:47 PM Discar
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*** Judging from the sequel ''Manga/UQHolder'', Touta is praying at his parents's graves, which are positioned on either side of his grandather's grave, which says [[spoiler:Negi Springfield, meaning that Negi is Touta's grandfather and thus he did have offspring after all]].
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