History TearJerker / OnceUponATime

10th Jul '17 4:07:22 AM Ingonyama
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** A bit of Fridge Sadness: remember how Robin was so happy to meet Belle again, after the curse was ended in Season 3B? She isn't here to attend the funeral because she's both still under the Sleeping Curse and inside Pandora's Box. Imagine her reaction after she's free and awake next season. We never see it, but...
10th Jul '17 3:11:34 AM Ingonyama
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** The moment where we see the three sisters as children again[[spoiler:, TogetherInDeath. Look closely--Ingrid is ''running to catch up'' with Gerda and Helga. And it's Gerda's hand she takes...]]
27th Jun '17 10:23:32 AM Ingonyama
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* Surprisingly, the scene where Zelena, about to give birth prematurely, begs Zelena and Robin to help her shows genuine fear and anguish, and it's hard not to feel sorry for her--Regina and Robin certainly did, even if they were mostly concerned for the baby.

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* Surprisingly, the scene where Zelena, about to give birth prematurely, begs Zelena Regina and Robin to help her shows genuine fear and anguish, and it's hard not to feel sorry for her--Regina and Robin certainly did, even if they were mostly concerned for the baby.
2nd Jun '17 7:54:02 AM Peridonyx
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* Robin being not only killed, but no longer even being able to go to an afterlife.

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* Robin being not only killed, but no longer even being able to go to an afterlife. [[spoiler:Thankfully, WordOfGod heavily implied the latter was {{Jossed}} because Hades invoked ILied.]]
31st May '17 6:14:10 AM JamesSwann
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* The fact that, [[spoiler: in giving up her son, Belle ''fucks up all the shit, lets the Black Fairy end up in Storybrooke'' and ''destroys Gideon's life for nearly three decades.'']] Trying to do the right thing was, in this case, the ''wrong'' thing.
30th May '17 4:08:52 AM Ingonyama
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-->'''Regina''', ''in tears'': Zelena, I do believe in you. I defended you when no one else did. I wanted ''so'' badly for you to find love. But sometimes love...blinds us. Hades tried to kill me already...Robin died to protect me. That's what true love is. It's sacrifice. It's giving up everything for the person you love. But Hades won't give up a single thing for you. Like he said...he wants it all.
-->'''Zelena''', ''to Hades, also in tears'': All I ever wanted was love. You told me that was enough for you, but now I realize...'''''nothing ever will be!'''''
** And then afterward they both can't do anything but kneel on the floor, holding each other and crying over the loves they've lost.
27th May '17 5:55:14 AM Ingonyama
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** Of special mention though is the actual moment of Helga's death. She collapses, freezing over and turning to ice, her expression only one of stunned disbelief that Ingrid had done this to her. Ingrid desperately tries to save her, pleading that there's still a chance, and then she ''breaks apart right in Ingrid's hands''. Follow this up with the way Ingrid pleads with Gerda that it was just an accident, that she loved her and promised she would never turn on her, before being sealed in the run... '''God''', the tears...

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** Of special mention though is the actual moment of Helga's death. She collapses, freezing over and turning to ice, her expression only one of stunned disbelief that Ingrid had done this to her. Ingrid desperately tries to save her, pleading that there's still a chance, and then she ''breaks apart right in Ingrid's hands''. Follow this up with the way Ingrid pleads with Gerda that it was just an accident, that she loved her and promised she would never turn on her, before being sealed in the run... '''God''', urn... '''''God''''', the tears...
27th May '17 5:53:53 AM Ingonyama
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** There's also the way Snow literally falls on her knees before Regina and begs her to break her heart in two to save Charming, as a child to her mother, because that's what Regina was to her once and is becoming again. The look on Regina's face says it all.
27th May '17 5:36:44 AM Ingonyama
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** Also, his horrified, remorseful reaction to Rumple's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech telling him that [[spoiler:the hand was never cursed and that Hook's misdeeds were done of his own free will. While Rumple tricked him into thinking it was cursed, Hook isn't as changed as he wants to believe. And right after that revelation, Hook threatens Belle by "crushing her heart". After all trying to be a good man for Emma, he was willing to give in to his darkness to hurt an innocent woman to spite Rumple. Just like he would do in season 2.]]
* 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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** Also, his horrified, remorseful reaction to Rumple's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech telling him that [[spoiler:the hand was never cursed and that Hook's misdeeds were done of his own free will. While Rumple tricked him into thinking it was cursed, Hook isn't as changed as he wants to believe. And right after that revelation, Hook threatens Belle by "crushing her heart". After all his trying to be a good man for Emma, he was willing to give in to his darkness to hurt an innocent woman to spite Rumple. Just like he would do in season 2.]]
* Anna rejecting her inner darkness, thus allowing Rumplestiltskin to 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:



* The reason why the Snow Queen was so surprised to see Emma again in Storybrooke. [[spoiler:She was one of Emma's foster mothers, and had even talked with Emma during her early days in Storybrooke. Yet it turns out Emma remembered none of it]]. Made more painful when the Snow Queen admits her deepest longing: a family that wouldn't leave her.

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* The reason why the Snow Queen was so surprised to see Emma again in Storybrooke. [[spoiler:She was one of Emma's foster mothers, and had even talked with Emma during her early days in Storybrooke. Yet it turns out Emma remembered none of it]].it--which later turns out to be the Snow Queen's own doing, but the reason she did it (Emma still hating her and thinking her crazy for going on about magic), after she had been going to adopt her, makes it even more of a TearJerker]]. Made more painful when the Snow Queen admits her deepest longing: a family that wouldn't leave her.



* Belle's tearful confession to Mr Gold about a secret she kept from him all the while showing a deep trust in him. Rumple's reaction is both conflicted and painful.
* Regina, telling Robin Hood that he needed to forget about her to save his wife, effectively sacrificing her own happiness to ensure that of her beloved. Both HeartWarming and TearJerker at the same time.

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* Belle's tearful confession to Mr Gold about a secret she kept from him all the while showing a deep trust in him. Rumple's reaction is both conflicted and painful.
painful, particularly when he knows quite well he's lying to her about the dagger.
* Regina, telling Robin Hood that he needed to forget about her to save his wife, effectively sacrificing her own happiness to ensure that of her beloved. Both HeartWarming a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and TearJerker at the same time.



** Of special mention though is the actual moment of Helga's death. She collapses, freezing over and turning to ice, her expression only one of stunned disbelief that Ingrid had done this to her. Ingrid desperately tries to save her, pleading that there's still a chance, and then she ''breaks apart right in Ingrid's hands''. Follow this up with the way Ingrid pleads with Gerda that it was just an accident, that she loved her and promised she would never turn on her, before being sealed in the run... '''God''', the tears...



** Just prior to this, as the spell is arriving, there's the moment where Elsa is embracing Anna while covering her face with her hand, and Emma is sinking to her knees, desperately protecting baby Neal. There's just something so sad and despairing, watching this and knowing ''nothing'' can stop the spell from taking effect, and all they can do is huddle and hold each other till it's over.



** [[spoiler:Right before Rumple is pushed completely over, Belle just turns away. She still holds the dagger at him, but her arm is shaking and she starts crying. This has one of two interpretations, both equally depressing: that she was too disgusted to even look at him, or that she couldn't bear to see his sorrow but couldn't back down from doing the right thing.]]

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** [[spoiler:Right before Rumple is pushed completely over, Belle just turns away. She still holds the dagger at him, but her arm is shaking and she starts crying. This has one of two interpretations, both equally depressing: that she was too disgusted to even look at him, or that she couldn't bear to see his sorrow but also couldn't back down from doing the right thing.]]



* Belle clearly is still devasted by losing Rumple, even while she recognises that she did the right thing.

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* Belle clearly is still devasted devastated by losing Rumple, even while she recognises that she did the right thing.



** That Cora's idea of genuinely helping her daughter is to throw a boy toy that fits her sense of propriety, without bothering to think about what might be bothering her daughter. Wuth parents like these...
* In a flashback, a couple is shown having a wedding in a meadow near Regina's castle. She comes up to them, and rips the grooms heart out. Her father tries to reason with her, but he only ends up angering her further, and she crushes his heart. The cries of his would-be-bride and his family on what was supposed to be the happiest day of their lives is gut wrenching.

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** That Cora's idea of genuinely helping her daughter is to throw a boy toy at her that fits her sense of propriety, without bothering to think about what might be bothering her daughter. Wuth With parents like these...
* In a flashback, a couple is shown having a wedding in a meadow near Regina's castle. She comes up to them, and rips the grooms groom's heart out. Her father tries to reason with her, but he only ends up angering her further, and she crushes his the heart. The cries of his would-be-bride and his family on what was supposed to be the happiest day of their lives is gut wrenching.
16th May '17 3:42:06 AM Ingonyama
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* [[spoiler: Rumple has to kill his mother. The look on his face after he does so plus the fact that his arm is shaking drives home the fact that, despite everything she did, he truly loved her just as she loved him and didn't want it to come to this. He even lingers in a VillainousBSOD util Belle snaps him out of it. [[SelfMadeOrphan He's now been forced to destroy both his parents.]]]]

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* [[spoiler: Rumple has to kill his mother. The look on his face after he does so plus the fact that his arm is shaking drives home the fact that, despite everything she did, he truly loved her just as she loved him and didn't want it to come to this. He even lingers in a VillainousBSOD util until Belle snaps him out of it. [[SelfMadeOrphan He's now been forced to destroy both his parents.]]]]
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