History TearJerker / OnceUponATime

26th Jul '16 3:32:33 PM SorPepita
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* Hansel and Gretel awakening in the woods after The Evil Queen releases them and holding hands as they walk off to find their father. Their determination is heartwarming but the next shot shows just how little chance these two have of finding him. The implication is that they don't...at least, not in the fairy tale world.

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* Hansel and Gretel awakening in the woods after The Evil Queen releases them and holding hands as they walk off to find their father. Their determination is heartwarming but the next shot shows just how little chance these two have of finding him. The implication is that they don't... at least, not in the fairy tale world.
26th Jul '16 4:57:11 AM SorPepita
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** It gets a little better when, thanks to the magic of fairy tales, his mother's insistence of him taking their family wedding ring ultimately results in happier ending than they believe at the time.

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** It gets a little better when, thanks to the magic of fairy tales, his mother's insistence of him taking their family wedding ring ultimately results in a happier ending than they believe at the time.
26th Jul '16 4:40:37 AM SorPepita
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* The ending of the episode shows Charming, in Storybrooke, to be comatose, with Mary (Snow White) visiting him. Once the bright side, Charming survived, but on the bad side he is trapped along everyone else in Storybrooke, in what could be probably called a FateWorseThanDeath (the others characters, while brainwashed, are still able to live somehow), and Mary doesn't even know who he is, despite bringing him flowers.

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* The ending of the episode shows Charming, in Storybrooke, to be comatose, with Mary (Snow White) visiting him. Once the bright side, Charming survived, but on the bad side he is trapped along everyone else in Storybrooke, in what could be probably called a FateWorseThanDeath (the others other characters, while brainwashed, are still able to live somehow), and Mary doesn't even know who he is, despite bringing him flowers.
26th Jun '16 11:18:30 PM GregPagano
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* When she and Belle spy on the Lords at the Southern Moor in DunBroch, Merida gives Belle a synopsis of her backstory about [[MyGreatestFailure her greatest failure to save her father]] and blaming herself for this. It's heart wrenching to learn such a tragic story like this one, and it is simple to feel sorrow for poor Merida in her flashback in "The Bear King".
* Merida's BigNo when she fires an arrow that shoots the Lords' arrows to save her brothers most definitely qualifies. One can tell with her dramatically sad, but courageous look on her face when she yells the aforementioned BigNo.

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* When she and Belle spy on the Lords at the Southern Moor in DunBroch, Dunbroch, Merida gives Belle a synopsis of her backstory about [[MyGreatestFailure her greatest failure to save her father]] and blaming herself for this. It's heart wrenching to learn such a tragic story like this one, and it is simple to feel sorrow for poor Merida in her flashback in "The Bear King".
* Merida's BigNo when she fires an arrow that shoots the Lords' arrows to save her brothers most definitely qualifies. One can tell with her dramatically sad, but courageous look on her face when she yells the aforementioned BigNo.
26th Jun '16 11:18:02 PM GregPagano
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[[AC: Episode 6 - The Bear and the Bow]]

* When Belle and Merida enter the Crafty Carver, Merida learns that the Lords are preparing to execute Harris, Hubert, and Hamish. Also NightmareFuel; imagine yourself as Merida, and you just learned that your triplet brothers are sentenced to the death penalty. Shudder *sniff*.
* When she and Belle spy on the Lords at the Southern Moor in DunBroch, Merida gives Belle a synopsis of her backstory about [[MyGreatestFailure her greatest failure to save her father]] and blaming herself for this. It's heart wrenching to learn such a tragic story like this one, and it is simple to feel sorrow for poor Merida in her flashback in "The Bear King".
* Merida's BigNo when she fires an arrow that shoots the Lords' arrows to save her brothers most definitely qualifies. One can tell with her dramatically sad, but courageous look on her face when she yells the aforementioned BigNo.
25th May '16 2:39:50 PM ShorinBJ
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** The actual premier sheds a different tear-jerky light on it. She tries to put a plot in play to kill Marian in the past rather than in the present, because doing it now would put all suspicion on her. But when she sees her first encounter with Marian as the Evil Queen, Regina is [[IHatePastMe noticeably shaken by what she used to be.]] By the end of the episode she's decided that Marian doesn't need to die, but now she wants to find the author of the book and have them change how it's written so that the villains can get happy endings. After all she's done, after everybody believing she was the hero, she still thinks of herself as the villain.

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** The actual premier premiere sheds a different tear-jerky light on it. She tries to put a plot in play to kill Marian in the past rather than in the present, because doing it now would put all suspicion on her. But when she sees her first encounter with Marian as the Evil Queen, Regina is [[IHatePastMe noticeably shaken by what she used to be.]] By the end of the episode she's decided that Marian doesn't need to die, but now she wants to find the author of the book and have them change how it's written so that the villains can get happy endings. After all she's done, after everybody believing she was the hero, she still thinks of herself as the villain.



* Rumple's speech at Neal's grave. His happiest memory was of comforting young Bae one night because it made him feel that for once he capable of defending his child. Then he got the dagger and it turned him into a monster. Despite having a fresh start with Belle, he feels guilty and lying to Belle and starting their marriage off on deception. He vows to Neal to set things right. It just makes it even more depressing when he gives into temptation again later.

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* Rumple's speech at Neal's grave. His happiest memory was of comforting young Bae one night because it made him feel that for once he capable of defending his child. Then he got the dagger and it turned him into a monster. Despite having a fresh start with Belle, he feels guilty and for lying to Belle and starting their marriage off on deception. He vows to Neal to set things right. It just makes it even more depressing when he gives into temptation again later.



* Hook... just ''Hook''.
** To elaborate, Hook wants to get his hand back for his date with Emma, and he does. However, he does this by blackmailing Rumple: if he doesn't do what he wants, he'll tell Belle about the dagger being fake. He begins to act strangely and is terrified by this. He then confronts Rumple and begs for him to remove his new/old hand and Rumple refused to do so, [[ManipulativeBastard unless Hook does something for him.]] Hook then does Rumple's dirty work for him and Rumple uses this to blackmail Hook. ''And there is nothing he can do about it.'' Granted, Hook had it coming but just the way Rumple maliciously gloats about it gives you some sympathy for him.

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* Hook... just ''Hook''.
** To elaborate,
Hook. Hook wants to get his hand back for his date with Emma, and he does. However, he does this by blackmailing Rumple: if he doesn't do what he wants, he'll tell Belle about the dagger being fake. He begins to act strangely and is terrified by this. He then confronts Rumple and begs for him to remove his new/old hand and Rumple refused to do so, [[ManipulativeBastard unless Hook does something for him.]] Hook then does Rumple's dirty work for him and Rumple uses this to blackmail Hook. ''And there is nothing he can do about it.'' Granted, Hook had it coming but just the way Rumple maliciously gloats about it gives you some sympathy for him.



* Anna rejecting her inner darkness, thus allowing Rumplestiltskin collect the box. Shows usually treat the hero doing this as a victory, unfortunately due to the circumstances, it turns out to be Rumple's win, rather than Anna's. There's as much despair as disgust in the way she says this line:

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* Anna rejecting her inner darkness, thus allowing Rumplestiltskin collect the box. Shows usually treat the hero doing this as a victory, unfortunately victory; unfortunately, due to the circumstances, it turns out to be Rumple's win, rather than Anna's. There's as much despair as disgust in the way she says this line:



* Rumplestilskin's [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil slipping back in to evil]] deserved special mention. It's depressing to see after all his [[CharacterDevelopment development]], it only took a hat to turn him back into the evil, power-hoarding maniac that everyone feared. And the fact that his own ''wife'' Belle has absolutely no say in things.
* The Apprentice's final fate. After spending his whole life (thousands of years) guarding the Magic Hat, he was forced to watch it fall into the hands of the Dark One. Even worse, he was forced to become a part of the very thing that he was tasked to prevent. [[spoiler:He was sucked into the hat, his power added to the magic inside, and brought Rumplestilskin one step further to completing his plan.]]

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* Rumplestilskin's Rumplestiltskin's [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil slipping back in to evil]] deserved special mention. It's depressing to see after all his [[CharacterDevelopment development]], it only took a hat to turn him back into the evil, power-hoarding maniac that everyone feared. And the fact that his own ''wife'' Belle has absolutely no say in things.
* The Apprentice's final fate. After spending his whole life (thousands of years) guarding the Magic Hat, he was forced to watch it fall into the hands of the Dark One. Even worse, he was forced to become a part of the very thing that he was tasked to prevent. [[spoiler:He was sucked into the hat, his power added to the magic inside, and brought Rumplestilskin Rumplestiltskin one step further to completing his plan.]]



* Much tears was shed this episode.

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* Much tears was were shed this episode.



** [[spoiler:What happens next is even worse: Ingrid freezes Anna and Kristoff! While it's very unclear if they can be thawed from the curse - and unfortunately Hans - after defeating the Snow Queen (the fact Anna's heartbeat could still be heard with Bo Peep's staff gives us hope), when you think back to Frozen and how much of the movie focused on Anna not dying by Elsa's magic, to see her now frozen again possibly forever makes this moment even sadder. Coupled with the fact that a few episodes before, Elsa was worrying she'll never see Anna again.]]

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** [[spoiler:What happens next is even worse: Ingrid freezes Anna and Kristoff! While it's very unclear if they can be thawed from the curse - and unfortunately Hans - after defeating the Snow Queen (the fact Anna's heartbeat could still be heard with Bo Peep's staff gives us hope), when you think back to Frozen and how much of the movie focused on Anna not dying by from Elsa's magic, to see her now frozen again possibly forever makes this moment even sadder. Coupled with the fact that a few episodes before, Elsa was worrying she'll never see Anna again.]]



** Killian/Emma is ''particularly'' soul-crushing. She starts to yell at him for sticking around despite the curse being minutes away. He responds that he just had to see her one more time before he chained himself up. That simple statement makes her break down in tears. What really makes it hurt, though, is [[spoiler:remembering that Rumplestilskin promised Killian he'd kill him once this was over. So that line about having to see her one more time? Was ''literal''. ''He thought this was the last time he'd see her''. That goodbye was ''an actual goodbye''.]]
** Regina seals herself in the vault, not because she's afraid of everyone hunting her down, but because she's afraid of hurting everyone.

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** Killian/Emma is ''particularly'' soul-crushing. She starts to yell at him for sticking around despite the curse being minutes away. He responds that he just had to see her one more time before he chained himself up. That simple statement makes her break down in tears. What really makes it hurt, though, is [[spoiler:remembering that Rumplestilskin Rumplestiltskin promised Killian he'd kill him once this was over. So that line about having to see her one more time? Was ''literal''. ''He thought this was the last time he'd see her''. That goodbye was ''an actual goodbye''.]]
** Regina seals herself in the vault, not because she's afraid of everyone hunting her down, but because she's afraid of hurting everyone. She may have conquered her dark side, but she sadly knows just how dark it is.



-->'''Regina''': *eyes shiny with tears* ''You should be.''

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-->'''Regina''': *eyes shiny with tears* ''You really, really should be.''



** Regina and Rumplestilsken locks Henry and Belle, respectively and separately, in rooms under protection spells so they can't get out and hurt someone...and more importantly, so no one can get in and hurt ''them''.

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** Regina and Rumplestilsken Rumplestiltsken locks Henry and Belle, respectively and separately, in rooms under protection spells so they can't get out and hurt someone...and more importantly, so no one can get in and hurt ''them''.



* There was something sad about Gold telling Hook, "I won't be a villain. I'll be a hero," after plotting to save Belle and Henry while leaving the rest of the town. He wants to be a hero, but he doesn't think he can anymore and so is resigned to tricking people into believing he is.

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* There was something sad about Gold telling Hook, "I won't be a villain. I'll be a hero," after plotting to save Belle and Henry while leaving the rest of the town.town to die. He wants to be a hero, but he doesn't think he can anymore and so is resigned to tricking people into believing he is.
19th May '16 10:09:08 PM ANewMan
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[[AC: Episode 17 - Her Handsome Hero]]
* Belle's struggles throughout the episode, culminating in [[spoiler: her accidentally knocking Gaston into the River of Souls. Gaston was a jerk, but a more sympathetic and humanzied one than in the Disney movie, and he certainly didn't deserve that fate, which is why Belle is so distraught after it happens, even well into the next episode.]]
9th May '16 7:28:05 PM Ingonyama
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* It ends up becoming TearsOfJoy once he's restored to life, but seeing Emma break down over Killian's grave.
9th May '16 7:23:39 AM ChipGoffOfROR
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* Zelena having to kill Hades. She's spent her entire life wanting to be loved, and when she finally meets her true love he tries to manipulate her into destroying everyone else, including her sister with whom she had only just made up with. All she wanted now was to life happily with Hades and her daughter, but that would never be enough for Hades.
9th May '16 7:15:56 AM ChipGoffOfROR
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* The whole funeral scene. Everyone placing arrows on Robin's grave. Helena naming her baby after Robin.

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* The whole funeral scene. Everyone placing places arrows on Robin's grave. Helena naming her baby after casket including the Merry Men, Regina, Emma and Henry, the Charmings, and even young Roland, who's now lost both his mother ''and'' his father. Also during the funeral Zelena reveals to Regina the only name that's fitting for their daughter: Robin.
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