History TearJerker / MassEffect1

16th Jan '16 2:46:15 PM BadWolf21
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** This moment is so powerful that the assignment is named after it: "Citadel: I Remember Me."
16th Jun '14 2:49:42 AM 4mation
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*** After the mission on Virmire, you will most likely walk around the Normandy before going off to your next mission, talk to the crew, buy/sell some equipment and upgrades, just go through the motions you normally do after a major Plot Mission. You will not be ready for the PlayerPunch you get when you reach [[spoiler: Kaidan/Ashley's station]] and see that spot completely empty.
12th Feb '14 6:12:54 PM Discar
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* This troper was pretty moved by the death of Admiral Kahoku. Sure, he was a minor character and it all happened in a relatively insignifcant side mission, but finding him motionless on the floor, with the sad music starting when you interact with his corpse and the devastated comments from your Squaddies.....it left a bitter taste in the mouth. Especially when you consider that he just wanted to uncover the reason for the senseless death of his unit.....

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* This troper was pretty moved by the The death of Admiral Kahoku. Sure, he was a minor character and it all happened in a relatively insignifcant insignificant side mission, but finding him motionless on the floor, with the sad music starting when you interact with his corpse and the devastated comments from your Squaddies.....it left a bitter taste in the mouth. Especially when you consider that he just wanted to uncover the reason for the senseless death of his unit.....
12th Feb '14 3:30:02 PM Forenperser
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* A more direct example can happen if [[spoiler: You run out of anti-Thorian grenades; if you don't ration them ''really'' carefully it's entirely possible that you'll have to end up killing a number of colonists that spend most of your time on Feros helping. If you did the water, food, and electricity missions first it's even worse; you spent your time getting the colony up an running again only to have to kill the people you were trying to help. Luckily, you can actually smash them into unconsciousness. With a good shield and fast reactions, you only need to run up to the colonists and pistol-whip or rifle-butt them into harmlessness. The game, of course, does not expound upon the potential brain damage.]]

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* A more direct example can happen if [[spoiler: You run out of anti-Thorian grenades; if you don't ration them ''really'' carefully it's entirely possible that you'll have to end up killing a number of colonists that spend most of your time on Feros helping. If you did the water, food, and electricity missions first it's even worse; you spent your time getting the colony up an running again only to have to kill the people you were trying to help. Luckily, you can actually smash them into unconsciousness. With a good shield and fast reactions, you only need to run up to the colonists and pistol-whip or rifle-butt them into harmlessness. The game, of course, does not expound upon the potential brain damage.]]]]
* This troper was pretty moved by the death of Admiral Kahoku. Sure, he was a minor character and it all happened in a relatively insignifcant side mission, but finding him motionless on the floor, with the sad music starting when you interact with his corpse and the devastated comments from your Squaddies.....it left a bitter taste in the mouth. Especially when you consider that he just wanted to uncover the reason for the senseless death of his unit.....
1st Feb '14 9:42:21 PM Toadofsteel
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** Even more of a Tear Jerker if you're playing a female Shepard, as the reference to {{Film/Aliens}} becomes that much more striking.
14th Nov '13 9:53:34 AM Viira
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*** Maybe she did? The origin story didn't say how long before the Alliance rescued Shepard from slavery. It just brings a tear howling vengeance and righteous fury to my eye when I think of what they both suffered through, especially Talitha and FemShep. Female slaves throughout all of human history were more often [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil brutalized in a different way.]]



*** If you replay the first game after having played the third and having talked to Liara about what Benezia had been like, and eavesdropping on the conversation between Liara and [[spoiler: her father]], you learn not only what she'd been like but where the "Little Wing" name came from, which makes it more touching.

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*** ** If you replay the first game after having played the third and having talked to Liara about what Benezia had been like, and eavesdropping on the conversation between Liara and [[spoiler: her father]], you learn not only what she'd been like but where the "Little Wing" name came from, which makes it more touching.



----> '''Captain Kirrahe:''' Rest assured my people will not forget what you did here. You have made an ally of the salarian people.
----> '''Captain Kirrahe:''' We will work together again. I am certain of it.

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----> ---> '''Captain Kirrahe:''' Rest assured my people will not forget what you did here. You have made an ally of the salarian people.
----> ---> '''Captain Kirrahe:''' We will work together again. I am certain of it.



*** Virmire is just a bigger tear jerker than the entire SuicideMission, while you won't lose Shepard on Virmire, there is a good chance that a lot of people will die on Virmire alone and at least one of them won't make it.

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*** ** Virmire is just a bigger tear jerker than the entire SuicideMission, while you won't lose Shepard on Virmire, there is a good chance that a lot of people will die on Virmire alone and at least one of them won't make it.



*** The way Wrex stands away from everyone else and aimlessly fires his shotgun at the water as you apporach him does an excellent job to show his angst.

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*** ** The way Wrex stands away from everyone else and aimlessly fires his shotgun at the water as you apporach him does an excellent job to show his angst.



** Taking Wrex is moving too. The way he hangs his head when they find them, and the way he lets Anderson steady him, then look back. For such a reserved character, seeing him crack that way...wow

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** Taking Wrex is moving too. The way he hangs his head when they find them, and the way he lets Anderson steady him, then look back. For such a reserved character, seeing him crack that way...wowwow.



-->"It's the Alliance! Open a comm channel! This is the ''Ascension'', we are taking heavy damage. GUARDIAN systems are overwhelmed, kinetic barriers are off-line..."
-->"Captain... they've closed the channel."

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-->"It's the Alliance! Open a comm channel! This is the ''Ascension'', we are taking heavy damage. GUARDIAN systems are overwhelmed, kinetic barriers are off-line..."
-->"Captain...
"\\
"Captain...
they've closed the channel."



** Toombs's voice actor ''nailed'' that whole scene. You can hear the exhaustion and anguish in every line. And then the [[TearJerker tearjerkers]] continue into the sequel, when you get his WhatTheHellHero email.
*** And worse yet, if you offer to help him recover his psyche, he is no longer traumatized, just completely pissed off. And if you spared Wayne and not Toombs, turns out The Illusive Man finished the job for Toombs.
*** He still doesn't understand ''even'' if you have the Sole Survivor background (both him and Shepard did suffer in the same unit, right?). Makes it even more gut-kicking.

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** Toombs's voice actor ''nailed'' that whole scene. You can hear the exhaustion and anguish in every line. And then the [[TearJerker tearjerkers]] the tearjerkers continue into the sequel, when you get his WhatTheHellHero email.
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email. And worse yet, if you offer to help him recover his psyche, he is no longer traumatized, just completely pissed off. And if you spared Wayne and not Toombs, turns out The Illusive Man finished the job for Toombs.
*** ** He still doesn't understand ''even'' if you have the Sole Survivor background (both him and Shepard did suffer in the same unit, right?). Makes it even more gut-kicking.



*** If you allow him to shoot the scientist and Shepard was there at Akuze, a relieved but still broken Corporal Toombs mentions how records say Shepard is the only survivor of Akuze, saying "who am I to argue?" and kills himself.

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*** ** If you allow him to shoot the scientist and Shepard was there at Akuze, a relieved but still broken Corporal Toombs mentions how records say Shepard is the only survivor of Akuze, saying "who am I to argue?" and kills himself.



* The Citadel: Homecoming assignment. Samesh Bhatia, whose wife was part of [[RedShirtArmy Ashley's unit]] on Eden Prime, pleads with Shepard for help. All he wants is to have his wife's body back to give her a proper funeral, but the Alliance is holding her body and refusing to give any explanation as to why. His reaction to the situation is hearbreaking, especially when you convince him to let the Alliance keep his wife's body for further testing. He just breaks down, telling Shepard that he misses his wife so much and he just wants her to come home.
--->'''Samesh:''' [''after composing himself''] ...Let them run their tests. Let my wife saves lives, so that others are spared the loss I feel today. Goodbye. Thank you for finding me answers.

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* The Citadel: Homecoming assignment. Samesh Bhatia, whose wife was part of [[RedShirtArmy Ashley's unit]] on Eden Prime, pleads with Shepard for help. All he wants is to have his wife's body back to give her a proper funeral, but the Alliance is holding her body and refusing to give any explanation as to why. His reaction to the situation is hearbreaking, heartbreaking, especially when you convince him to let the Alliance keep his wife's body for further testing. He just breaks down, telling Shepard that he misses his wife so much and he just wants her to come home.
--->'''Samesh:''' [''after composing himself''] ...Let them run their tests. Let my wife saves save lives, so that others are spared the loss I feel today. Goodbye. Thank you for finding me answers.



--> A burst of white noise over all frequencies nearly deafens you. Your hardsuit's heads-up display interprets it into a series of 0s and 1s:
--->01001000
--->01000101
--->01001100
--->01010000
--> They repeat again and again, blanketing all frequencies, until the lights on the final VI cluster flicker and die.

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--> A burst of white noise over all frequencies nearly deafens you. Your hardsuit's heads-up display interprets it into a series of 0s and 1s:
--->01001000
--->01000101
--->01001100
--->01010000
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1s:\\
01001000\\
01000101\\
01001100\\
01010000\\
They repeat again and again, blanketing all frequencies, until the lights on the final VI cluster flicker and die.



* The death of [[spoiler:the Thorian]]. [[AKindOfOne It was one of a kind]]...
** On the other hand, its life was spent committing MindRape and inflicting BodyHorror.
* A more direct example can happen if [[spoiler: You run out of anti-Thorian grenades; if you don't ration them ''really'' carefully it's entirely possible that you'll have to end up killing a number of colonists that spend most of your time on Feros helping. If you did the water, food, and electricity missions first it's even worse; you spent your time getting the colony up an running again only to have to kill the people you were trying to help.]]
** You can actually [[spoiler:smash them into unconsciousness. With a good shield and fast reactions, you only need to run up to the colonists and pistol-whip or rifle-butt them into harmlessness. The game, of course, does not expound upon the potential brain damage.]]

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* The death of [[spoiler:the Thorian]]. [[AKindOfOne It was one of a kind]]...
** On the other hand,
While its life was spent committing MindRape and inflicting BodyHorror.
BodyHorror, it ''was'' [[AKindOfOne one of a kind]]...
* A more direct example can happen if [[spoiler: You run out of anti-Thorian grenades; if you don't ration them ''really'' carefully it's entirely possible that you'll have to end up killing a number of colonists that spend most of your time on Feros helping. If you did the water, food, and electricity missions first it's even worse; you spent your time getting the colony up an running again only to have to kill the people you were trying to help.]]
** You
Luckily, you can actually [[spoiler:smash smash them into unconsciousness. With a good shield and fast reactions, you only need to run up to the colonists and pistol-whip or rifle-butt them into harmlessness. The game, of course, does not expound upon the potential brain damage.]]
9th Aug '13 6:35:39 AM ruff1298
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* A more direct example can happen if [[spoiler: You run out of anti-Thorian grenades; if you don't ration them ''really'' carefully it's entirely possible that you'll have to end up killing a number of colonists that spend most of your time on Feros helping. If you did the water, food, and electricity missions first it's even worse; you spent your time getting the colony up an running again only to have to kill the people you were trying to help.]]

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* A more direct example can happen if [[spoiler: You run out of anti-Thorian grenades; if you don't ration them ''really'' carefully it's entirely possible that you'll have to end up killing a number of colonists that spend most of your time on Feros helping. If you did the water, food, and electricity missions first it's even worse; you spent your time getting the colony up an running again only to have to kill the people you were trying to help.]]
** You can actually [[spoiler:smash them into unconsciousness. With a good shield and fast reactions, you only need to run up to the colonists and pistol-whip or rifle-butt them into harmlessness. The game, of course, does not expound upon the potential brain damage.
]]
5th Jul '13 2:43:08 AM Viira
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** Why is this sad? If you decode the binary, you realize that it's screaming HELP. Over and over and over, desperately. [[YouBastard And you just stood there and listened as it died]]. Worse in ''MassEffect2'' if you choose the dialogue option that reveals that the "VI" was actually an AI named Hannibal, who may have only been trying to defend itself when the Alliance realized what it had become and attempted to kill it.

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** Why is this sad? If you decode the binary, you realize that it's screaming HELP. Over and over and over, desperately. [[YouBastard And you just stood there and listened as it died]]. Worse in ''MassEffect2'' ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' if you choose the dialogue option that reveals that the "VI" was actually an AI named Hannibal, who may have only been trying to defend itself when the Alliance realized what it had become and attempted to kill it.
7th Jun '13 10:32:19 PM JapaneseTeeth
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** On the other hand, its life was spent committing MindRape and inflicting BodyHorror.

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** On the other hand, its life was spent committing MindRape and inflicting BodyHorror.BodyHorror.
* A more direct example can happen if [[spoiler: You run out of anti-Thorian grenades; if you don't ration them ''really'' carefully it's entirely possible that you'll have to end up killing a number of colonists that spend most of your time on Feros helping. If you did the water, food, and electricity missions first it's even worse; you spent your time getting the colony up an running again only to have to kill the people you were trying to help.]]
15th May '13 1:47:37 AM Iku
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*** If you allow him to shoot the scientist and Shepard was there at Akuze, a relieved but still broken Corporal Toombs mentions how records say Shepard is the only survivor of Akuze, saying "who am I to argue?" and kills himself.
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