History TearJerker / OnePiece

29th Nov '16 12:59:37 PM lilyofthevalley
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* East Blue Saga introduces us Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp and Sanji. Every single of them has a tragic backstory and three out of five flashbacks consists of losing a loved one. The other two involve sacrifice via [[AnArmAndALeg dismemberment]] by a mentor figure for the sake of preserving the crew members' lives.

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* East Blue Saga introduces us Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp and Sanji. Every single of them has a tragic backstory and three out of five flashbacks consists of losing a loved one. The other two involve sacrifice via [[AnArmAndALeg dismemberment]] by a mentor figure for the sake of preserving the crew members' lives.



* Chopper's backstory was a sad tale. Aside from the abandonment from his own reindeer herd and the fear from humans who wouldn't accept him, his unwitting role in the death of Dr. Hiriluk, the man he had taken to as a father, makes it all the more painful. And what's sadder is the whole injustice of having to tolerate [[JerkAss Wapol]] laughing his stupid head off, and not being able to do a thing about it.

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* Chopper's backstory was is a sad tale. Aside from the abandonment from his own reindeer herd and the fear from humans who wouldn't accept him, his unwitting role in the death of Dr. Hiriluk, the man he had taken to as a father, makes it all the more painful. And what's sadder is the whole injustice of having to tolerate [[JerkAss Wapol]] laughing his stupid head off, and not being able to do a thing about it.



** What will really have you in tears is when Chopper begs the only other remaining Dr. on the island to train him, this being just after she explained he served a poison mushroom to his father figure naively thinking it was some kind of miracle cure, insulting him for thinking something like an all purpose medicine could exist. Then he rushes back to her after Hiruluk dies, waving his flag as he pledges to become the all purpose medicine himself by being a doctor who can cure anything if only she'll teach him. Because promising to defy the impossible is a prerequisite for the Straw Hat Crew.

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** What will really have you in tears is when When Chopper begs the only other remaining Dr. doctor on the island to train him, this being just after she explained he served a poison mushroom to his father figure naively thinking it was some kind of miracle cure, insulting him for thinking something like an all purpose medicine could exist. Then he rushes back to her after Hiruluk dies, waving his flag as he pledges to become the all purpose medicine himself by being a doctor who can cure anything if only she'll teach him. Because promising to defy the impossible is a prerequisite for the Straw Hat Crew.



** Made even more painful when [[spoiler: Pell]], a Royal Guard who saved the lives of both sides made apparently clear by the massive explosion scraping the towers and knocking them over. Both the Royal Army and the Rebels get to their feet, oblivious of the sacrifice done on their behalf, as Tashigi watches in pure disbelief that they are willing ''to fight each other again''. Vivi having lost a person close to her heart put his life on the line, only to witness this [[BreakTheCutie causes her to snap]] and repeatedly yell ''at the top of her lungs'': "EVERYONE, STOP FIGHTING!". Nami found this an unbearable sight, and even her bossy way of telling the group to get them to stop, seems heartbreaking.

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** Made even more painful when [[spoiler: Pell]], [[spoiler:Pell]], a Royal Guard who saved the lives of both sides made apparently clear by the massive explosion scraping the towers and knocking them over. Both the Royal Army and the Rebels get to their feet, oblivious of the sacrifice done on their behalf, as Tashigi watches in pure disbelief that they are willing ''to fight each other again''. Vivi having lost a person close to her heart put his life on the line, only to witness this [[BreakTheCutie causes her to snap]] and repeatedly yell ''at the top of her lungs'': "EVERYONE, STOP FIGHTING!". Nami found this an unbearable sight, and even her bossy way of telling the group to get them to stop, seems heartbreaking.



* A small one, but Usopp's breakdown when Mr. 4 and Miss Merry Christmas survived his and Chopper's plan to catch them in their own explosion. This is quite possibly the most genuinely terrified we've ever seen him as he runs away with tears in his eyes, shouting about how hopeless the situation is, and his horrified struggling when Miss Merry Christmas catches up to him and grabs his ankle is very upsetting. Of course, this is immediately followed by him hardening his resolve and working together with Chopper to win the fight.

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* A small one, but Usopp's breakdown when Mr. 4 and Miss Merry Christmas survived survive his and Chopper's plan to catch them in their own explosion. This is quite possibly the most genuinely terrified we've ever seen him as he He runs away with tears in his eyes, shouting about how hopeless the situation is, and his horrified struggling when Miss Merry Christmas catches up to him and grabs his ankle is very upsetting. Of course, this is immediately followed by him hardening his resolve and working together with Chopper to win the fight.



* The defeat of Cricket and the "Monkey Brothers" by Bellamy, who steals the treasure they've nearly killed themselves to achieve. It's just sad after you realize how nice the guys actually are. To compensate, though, just after that we have massive [[CrowningMoment/OnePiece awesomeness]].

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* The defeat of Cricket and the "Monkey Brothers" by Bellamy, who steals the treasure they've nearly killed themselves to achieve. It's These nice guys are beaten up, just sad after you realize how nice for a treasure. And it's the guys actually are.one left to Cricket by his anscestor, Noland. To compensate, though, just after that we have massive [[CrowningMoment/OnePiece awesomeness]].



** [[spoiler: Before Noland is about to be executed, he ponders about Calgara and hopes that he and the rest of the tribe are safe. We find out later that Calgara was killed in battle trying to retrieve the tribe's homeland from the Skypiea residents so that Noland would find everyone as he left them once he returned. It gets more depressing once you realize unless they died at the same time, both of them are thinking about someone they don't know is already dead.]]

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** [[spoiler: Before Noland is about to be executed, he ponders about Calgara and hopes that he and the rest of the tribe are safe. We find out later that Calgara was killed in battle trying to retrieve the tribe's homeland from the Skypiea residents so that Noland would find everyone as he left them once he returned. It gets more depressing once you realize unless Unless they died at the same time, both of them are thinking about someone they don't know is already dead.]]



** Special mention has to go to Usopp's futile attempt at retrieving the money from the Franky Family by himself, he begs, screams and cries, virtually pleading for them to give back the money to fix the Merry... and [[DramaticIrony unknown to Usopp his reasons for doing so are pointless: the Merry can't be fixed and he's the only one who doesn't know]].

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** Special mention has to go to Usopp's futile attempt at retrieving the money from the Franky Family by himself, he begs, screams and cries, virtually pleading for them to give back the money to fix the Merry... and [[DramaticIrony unknown to Usopp Usopp, his reasons for doing so are pointless: the Merry can't be fixed and he's the only one who doesn't know]].



** Let us not forget Yorki either. Oh, Yorki. [[spoiler: Anyone else notice that Brook, who wept openly plenty of times beforehand, is never shown crying in front of his crew again after the last scene with Yorki and his own tragic "promotion"? At least, not while they're alive...]]

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** Let us not forget Yorki either. Oh, Yorki. [[spoiler: Anyone else notice that Brook, who wept openly plenty of times beforehand, is never shown crying in front of his crew again after the last scene with Yorki and his own tragic "promotion"? At least, not while they're alive...]]



** And following that, we have poor Momonosuke's absolutely distraught reaction to the above in the following chapter.

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** And following that, we have poor Momonosuke's absolutely distraught reaction to the above in the following chapter.reaction.
24th Nov '16 12:17:07 PM Eddy1215
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* Chapter 847: Much to Nami's shock, [[spoiler:Big Mom doesn't give a lick that Lola's okay. In fact, [[IWishYouWereDead she'd prefer it if she were dead]] because Lola ran out on Big Mom's most crucial political alliance. Even worse, she plans to learn where Lola is from Nami and dispatch assassins after her. It's even worse in hindsight as Lola still loves her mother even after rebelling, was under the impression that she would help the Straw Hats if they needed it by showing her the vivre card, unaware that [[IHaveNoSon her mother has essentially disowned her]]]].

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* Chapter 847: Much to Nami's shock, [[spoiler:Big Mom doesn't give a lick that Lola's okay. In fact, [[IWishYouWereDead [[IllKillYou she'd prefer it if she were dead]] because Lola ran out on Big Mom's most crucial political alliance. Even worse, she plans to learn where Lola is from Nami and dispatch assassins after her. It's even worse in hindsight as Lola still loves her mother even after rebelling, was under the impression that she would help the Straw Hats if they needed it by showing her the vivre card, unaware that [[IHaveNoSon her mother has essentially disowned her]]]].
24th Nov '16 12:11:06 PM Eddy1215
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* Chapter 847: Much to Nami's shock, [[spoiler:Big Mom doesn't give a lick that Lola's okay. In fact, [[IWishYouWereDead she'd prefer it if she were dead]] because Lola ran out on Big Mom's most crucial political alliance. Even worse, she plans to learn where Lola is from Nami and dispatch assassins after her. It's even worse in hindsight as Lola still loves her mother even after rebelling, was under the impression that she would help the Straw Hats if they needed it by showing her the vivre card, unaware that her mother has essentially disowned her]].

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* Chapter 847: Much to Nami's shock, [[spoiler:Big Mom doesn't give a lick that Lola's okay. In fact, [[IWishYouWereDead she'd prefer it if she were dead]] because Lola ran out on Big Mom's most crucial political alliance. Even worse, she plans to learn where Lola is from Nami and dispatch assassins after her. It's even worse in hindsight as Lola still loves her mother even after rebelling, was under the impression that she would help the Straw Hats if they needed it by showing her the vivre card, unaware that [[IHaveNoSon her mother has essentially disowned her]].her]]]].
24th Nov '16 5:31:04 AM Eddy1215
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* Chapter 847: Much to Nami's shock, [[spoiler:Big Mom doesn't give a lick that Lola's okay. In fact, [[IWishYouWereDead she'd prefer it if she were dead]] because Lola ran out on Big Mom's most crucial political alliance. Even worse, she plans to learn where Lola is from Nami and dispatch assassins after her. It's even worse in hindsight as Lola still loves her mother even after rebelling, was under the impression that she would help the Straw Hats if they needed it by showing her the vivre card, unaware that her mother has essentially disowned her]].
17th Nov '16 9:36:13 PM lilyofthevalley
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* Chapter 764: [[spoiler:Corazon/Rocinante kidnaps Law, in an attempt to find a cure to Law's illness. Over the course of 6 months, they go to countless hospitals and not one hospital will even examine Law due to the bad rumor about amber lead poisoning being infectious. And in every instance, Corazon/Rocinante actually destroys each hospital in fury (while Law tearfully tells him each time to just give up on him because he's getting worse and worse as the days pass).

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* Chapter 764: [[spoiler:Corazon/Rocinante Corazon/Rocinante kidnaps Law, in an attempt to find a cure to Law's illness. Over the course of 6 months, they go to countless hospitals and not one hospital will even examine Law due to the bad rumor about amber lead poisoning being infectious. And in every instance, Corazon/Rocinante actually destroys each hospital in fury (while Law tearfully tells him each time to just give up on him because he's getting worse and worse as the days pass).



** [[spoiler: Rocinante's death. Even without Oda's superb artwork that made this moment incredibly painful, Rocinante's death invoked so many death tropes and everyone of them was masterfully utilized by Oda:]]
*** [[spoiler: AlmostDeadGuy: PlayedForDrama. After being shot, he tries to stay alive as long as possible so that Law would still be protected by his power.]]
*** [[spoiler: DeathByOriginStory, PlotTriggeringDeath: His death defined Law's future and put in motion the entire Pirate Alliance Saga.]]
*** [[spoiler: DyingAsYourself: He calmly recited his Marine Code, proclaimed "I'm a marine" while holding a gun to his brother's head.]]
*** [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: He died to protect Law from his brother.]]

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** [[spoiler: Rocinante's [[spoiler:Rocinante's death. Even without Oda's superb artwork that made this moment incredibly painful, Rocinante's death invoked so many death tropes and everyone of them was masterfully utilized by Oda:]]
*** [[spoiler: AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler:AlmostDeadGuy: PlayedForDrama. After being shot, he tries to stay alive as long as possible so that Law would still be protected by his power.]]
*** [[spoiler: DeathByOriginStory, [[spoiler:DeathByOriginStory, PlotTriggeringDeath: His death defined Law's future and put in motion the entire Pirate Alliance Saga.]]
*** [[spoiler: DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:DyingAsYourself: He calmly recited his Marine Code, proclaimed "I'm a marine" while holding a gun to his brother's head.]]
*** [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: He died to protect Law from his brother.]]



** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb77p9FZztk the link to the ost
** In the anime, Law manages to get away from Doflamingo. We can't hear him cry because Corazon still has his powers over him. Doflamingo is discovered by marines and the marines open fire. Then suddenly we hear Law's cries and we realized that Corazon is dead.

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** https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb77p9FZztk the link to the ost
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** In the anime, Law manages to get away from Doflamingo. We can't hear him cry because Corazon still has his powers over him. Doflamingo is discovered by marines and the marines open fire. Then suddenly we hear Law's cries and we realized realize that Corazon is dead.
6th Nov '16 8:31:03 PM Caunion
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*** Also, at one point, Sanji was prepared to give his life for Luffy in Thriller Bark. That was how loyal he was to his captain. To be forced to deny Luffy like that must have been devastating.
5th Nov '16 1:13:33 PM Gamermaster
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* Chapter 741-742 shows us [[spoiler:Kyros the Gladiator]]/Toy Soldier's past. [[spoiler: He was forever marked a murderer because he avenged the death of his friend. He unwillingly betrayed the trust of the king, the man who offered him a chance at redemption, by stealing the heart of his daughter. And just when he's starting to have a happy life, it all falls apart: He failed to protect the king in his greatest time of need, he was cursed to be a mere toy (though he was better off than other toys as he still had his freewill), and his wife, the woman who threw away her life as a princess just so she could be with him, [[DiedInYourArmsTonight died in his arms]]. Even worse, she didn't even remember him.]] [[TheWoobie Someone give this guy a hug]].

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* Chapter 741-742 shows us [[spoiler:Kyros the Gladiator]]/Toy Soldier's past. [[spoiler: He was forever marked a murderer because he avenged the death of his friend. He unwillingly betrayed the trust of the king, the man who offered him a chance at redemption, by stealing the heart of his daughter. And just when he's starting to have a happy life, it all falls apart: He failed to protect the king in his greatest time of need, he was cursed to be a mere toy (though he was better off than other toys as he still had his freewill), and his wife, the woman who threw away her life as a princess just so she could be with him, [[DiedInYourArmsTonight died in his arms]]. Even worse, she didn't even remember him.]] [[TheWoobie ]] Someone give this guy a hug]].hug.
5th Nov '16 1:12:35 PM Gamermaster
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* Chapter 741-742 shows us [[spoiler:Kyros the Gladiator]]/Toy Soldier's past. [[spoiler: He was forever marked a murderer because he avenged the death of his friend. He unwillingly betrayed the trust of the king, the man who offered him a chance at redemption, by stealing the heart of his daughter. And just when he's starting to have a happy life, it all falls apart: He failed to protect the king in his greatest time of need, he was cursed to be a mere toy (though he was better off than other toys as he still had his freewill), and his wife, the woman who threw away her life as a princess just so she could be with him, [[DiedInYourArmsTonight died in his arms]]. Even worse, she didn't even remember him.]] Someone give this guy a hug.
-->'''Toy Soldier''': With these tin arms, [[spoiler:I can't even feel the warmth of your dying body.]]

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* Chapter 741-742 shows us [[spoiler:Kyros the Gladiator]]/Toy Soldier's past. [[spoiler: He was forever marked a murderer because he avenged the death of his friend. He unwillingly betrayed the trust of the king, the man who offered him a chance at redemption, by stealing the heart of his daughter. And just when he's starting to have a happy life, it all falls apart: He failed to protect the king in his greatest time of need, he was cursed to be a mere toy (though he was better off than other toys as he still had his freewill), and his wife, the woman who threw away her life as a princess just so she could be with him, [[DiedInYourArmsTonight died in his arms]]. Even worse, she didn't even remember him.]] [[TheWoobie Someone give this guy a hug.
hug]].
-->'''Toy Soldier''': With these tin arms, [[spoiler:I [[spoiler:[[SenseLossSadness I can't even feel the warmth of your dying body.body]].]]
3rd Nov '16 9:57:20 AM mrbits
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** [[spoiler:Chapter 679 just made it worse in retrospect. Vergo, thought to be the most noble of G-5, is the real "good-for-nothing" {{Jerkass}} of a pirate, and is likely to get off scott free. Yet those self-proclaimed "good-for-nothings" have proven they're anything ''but'', yet they're the ones getting mowed down.]]
*** Which makes Law [[spoiler: cutting Vergo in half in chapter 690 all the more satisfying.]]
3rd Nov '16 9:55:20 AM mrbits
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* The revelation that [[spoiler: Dr. Vegapunk conducted scientific and medical experiments on prisoners]]. It's {{Harsher in Hindsight}} when you realize that [[spoiler: '''these types of experiments actually happened in real life''' with [[UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar Unit 731]] and [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the Holocaust]].]]
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