History TearJerker / RevolutionaryGirlUtena

14th Sep '14 11:08:22 AM totorolover33
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** "It's not true! It's not true! ''It's not true!"''
6th Feb '14 1:03:49 PM TastySauce
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* To say nothing of the manga finale. "My name means 'calyx'... the cup that shields the young flower," and seeing Himemiya in [[spoiler: the boys' uniform]] were both the limit.

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* To say nothing of the manga finale. "My name means 'calyx'... the cup that shields the young flower," and seeing Himemiya in [[spoiler: the boys' uniform]] were both the limit.limit.

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24th May '13 8:38:31 PM JudeDeluca
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* The lyrics to the opening song, when translated, have a heartbreaking connection towards the final episode:
-->'''Gonna take who I've been till now, and find the strength to throw it all away. Strip down to nothing and become like a rose petal, blowing free. And if the two of us are ever torn apart, I swear that, I will change the world.''
27th Feb '13 1:01:33 PM Razander
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* This trooper finds [[spoiler: Mikage/Nemuro's]] backstory and duel in episodes 22&23 to be pretty gut-wrenching, since [[spoiler: Nemuro went nuts out of desperation for Tokiko's love, and in the end Mikage is just dismissed and forgotten about, with no hope for a happy ending.]]

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* This trooper finds [[spoiler: Mikage/Nemuro's]] backstory and duel in episodes 22&23 to 22 and 23 can be pretty gut-wrenching, since [[spoiler: Nemuro went nuts out of desperation for Tokiko's love, and in the end Mikage is just dismissed and forgotten about, with no hope for a happy ending.]]
27th Feb '13 1:00:36 PM Razander
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* Wakaba's [[spoiler:duel]] (pictured). Just... Wakaba's [[spoiler:duel]]. Especially when [[spoiler: Utena can't bring herself to pull her sword from Anthy's body and raise it against Wakaba while she, having completely snapped, chases after Utena while screaming about how everyone looks down at her and how Anthy stole Saionji's love for her.]] Poor, ''poor'' [[spoiler: Wakaba]]. The depressing duel theme doesn't help, either. And ''then'' the episode ends with her coming back to find [[spoiler: that Saionji isn't there anymore]].

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* Wakaba's [[spoiler:duel]] (pictured). Just... Wakaba's [[spoiler:duel]]. Especially when [[spoiler: Utena can't bring herself to pull her sword from Anthy's body and raise it against Wakaba while she, having completely snapped, chases after Utena while screaming about how everyone looks down at her and how Anthy stole Saionji's love for her.]] Poor, ''poor'' [[spoiler: Wakaba]]. Wakaba. The depressing duel theme [[spoiler:duel theme]] doesn't help, either. And ''then'' the episode ends with her coming back to find [[spoiler: that Saionji isn't there anymore]].
27th Feb '13 1:00:05 PM Razander
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* [[spoiler: Wakaba]]'s duel (pictured). Just... [[spoiler: Wakaba]]'s duel. Specially when [[spoiler: Utena can't bring herself to pull her sword from Anthy's body and raise it against Wakaba while she, having completely snapped, chases after Utena while screaming about how everyone looks down at her and how Anthy stole Saionji's love for her.]] Poor, ''poor'' [[spoiler: Wakaba]]. The depressing duel theme doesn't help, either. And ''then'' the episode ends with her coming back to find [[spoiler: that Saionji isn't there anymore]].

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* [[spoiler: Wakaba]]'s duel Wakaba's [[spoiler:duel]] (pictured). Just... [[spoiler: Wakaba]]'s duel. Specially Wakaba's [[spoiler:duel]]. Especially when [[spoiler: Utena can't bring herself to pull her sword from Anthy's body and raise it against Wakaba while she, having completely snapped, chases after Utena while screaming about how everyone looks down at her and how Anthy stole Saionji's love for her.]] Poor, ''poor'' [[spoiler: Wakaba]]. The depressing duel theme doesn't help, either. And ''then'' the episode ends with her coming back to find [[spoiler: that Saionji isn't there anymore]].
19th Nov '12 4:36:58 PM Classifiedzerogoki
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** Before that got this troper. [[spoiler: Seeing Utena gravely wounded, unable to get up, and utterly helpless as she watches her friend get stabbed by a million swords, begging and crying for her brother to save her, while the background music is mourning the meaninglessness of life, and Dios telling her she did pretty well "for a girl"]] was nearly UNBEARABLE. But then there were tears ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome of a much more triumphant kind]]'' [[spoiler: when she got up]].

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** Before that got this troper. was [[spoiler: Seeing seeing Utena gravely wounded, unable to get up, and utterly helpless as she watches her friend get stabbed by a million swords, begging and crying for her brother to save her, while the background music is mourning the meaninglessness of life, and Dios telling her she did pretty well "for a girl"]] was nearly UNBEARABLE. But then there were tears ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome of a much more triumphant kind]]'' [[spoiler: when she got up]].



* Utena losing her first duel against Touga, the destruction of everything Utena thought she knew about him and Anthy and the accompanying HeroicBSOD made [[SomePoorSod this troper]] start welling up. And start wanting to beat Touga into pulp.

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* Utena losing her first duel against Touga, the destruction of everything Utena thought she knew about him and Anthy and the accompanying HeroicBSOD made [[SomePoorSod this troper]] start welling up. And start wanting to beat Touga into pulp.HeroicBSOD.



* This trooper finds [[spoiler: Mikage/Nemuro's]] backstory and duel in episodes 22&23 to be pretty gut-wrenching, since [[spoiler: Nemuro went nuts out of desperation for Tokiko's love, and in the end Mikage is just dismissed and forgotten about, with no hope for a happy ending.]] That strikes a very, *very* personal nerve for [[{{Ar}} this troper.]]

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* This trooper finds [[spoiler: Mikage/Nemuro's]] backstory and duel in episodes 22&23 to be pretty gut-wrenching, since [[spoiler: Nemuro went nuts out of desperation for Tokiko's love, and in the end Mikage is just dismissed and forgotten about, with no hope for a happy ending.]] That strikes a very, *very* personal nerve for [[{{Ar}} this troper.]]



* To say nothing of the manga finale. "My name means 'calyx'... the cup that shields the young flower," and seeing Himemiya in [[spoiler: the boys' uniform]] were both the limit for this troper.

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* To say nothing of the manga finale. "My name means 'calyx'... the cup that shields the young flower," and seeing Himemiya in [[spoiler: the boys' uniform]] were both the limit for this troper.limit.
10th Aug '12 3:05:45 AM MikoGalatea
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* Seeing Shiori in her room, broken after [[spoiler: Ruka loses the duel against Utena and cans her in front of the entire school.]] Despite the fact that Shiori is [[TheScrappy an incredibly unpopular character in the fandom]], there is something absolutely ''heartbreaking'' about someone being [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kicked when they're down]], especially given that her self-esteem is so crushingly low to begin with. And as if the humiliation of being dumped publicly wasn't enough, the wound is only salted further when Juri swallows her pride and visits Shiori. Most fans only see this through Juri's perspective and consider Shiori to be harsh needlessly, but in truth, Juri is doing exactly what Shiori ''[[DontYouDarePityMe doesn't]]'' want her to do. Not to mention that it's Shiori's hand on the knob desperately trying to open the door.

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* Seeing Shiori in her room, broken after [[spoiler: Ruka loses the duel against Utena and cans her in front of the entire school.]] Despite the fact that Shiori is [[TheScrappy an incredibly unpopular character in the fandom]], there is something absolutely ''heartbreaking'' about someone being [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kicked when they're down]], especially given that her self-esteem is so crushingly low to begin with. And as if the humiliation of being dumped publicly wasn't enough, the wound is only salted further when Juri (who had already walked away from the breakup scene as if it had nothing to do with her) swallows her pride and visits Shiori. Most fans only see this through Juri's perspective and consider Shiori to be harsh needlessly, but in truth, Juri is doing exactly what Shiori ''[[DontYouDarePityMe doesn't]]'' want her to do. Not to mention that it's Shiori's hand on the knob desperately trying to open the door.
9th Aug '12 7:08:33 AM MikoGalatea
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!!'''TheSeries'''

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!!'''TheSeries'''!!'''The Series'''



* Seeing Shiori in her room, broken after [[spoiler: Ruka loses the duel against Utena and cans her in front of the entire school.]] Despite the fact that Shiori is [[TheScrappy an incredibly unpopular character in the fandom]], there is something absolutely ''heartbreaking'' about someone being [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kicked when they're down]], especially given that her self-esteem is so crushingly low to begin with. And as if the humiliation of being dumped publicly wasn't enough, the wound is only salted further when Juri swallows her pride and visits Shiori. Most fans only see this through Juri's perspective and consider Shiori to be harsh needlessly -- this troper didn't feel that way.
** Especially once you realize it's Shiori's hand on the knob desperately trying to open the door.

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* Seeing Shiori in her room, broken after [[spoiler: Ruka loses the duel against Utena and cans her in front of the entire school.]] Despite the fact that Shiori is [[TheScrappy an incredibly unpopular character in the fandom]], there is something absolutely ''heartbreaking'' about someone being [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kicked when they're down]], especially given that her self-esteem is so crushingly low to begin with. And as if the humiliation of being dumped publicly wasn't enough, the wound is only salted further when Juri swallows her pride and visits Shiori. Most fans only see this through Juri's perspective and consider Shiori to be harsh needlessly -- this troper didn't feel needlessly, but in truth, Juri is doing exactly what Shiori ''[[DontYouDarePityMe doesn't]]'' want her to do. Not to mention that way.
** Especially once you realize
it's Shiori's hand on the knob desperately trying to open the door.



* Utena's final scene with [[spoiler: Touga ]] in the movie. That elevator and that kiss...

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* Utena's final scene with [[spoiler: Touga ]] in the movie.[[spoiler:Touga]]. That elevator and that kiss...
30th Jul '12 3:45:07 AM MikoGalatea
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!!'''TheSeries'''



* To say nothing of the manga finale. "My name means 'calyx'... the cup that shields the young flower," and seeing Himemiya in [[spoiler: the boys' uniform]] were both the limit for this troper.



* Seeing Shiori in her room, broken after [[spoiler: Ruka loses the duel against Utena and cans her.]] Despite the fact that Shiori is [[TheScrappy an incredibly unpopular character in the fandom]], there is something absolutely ''heartbreaking'' about someone being [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kicked when they're down]], especially given that she has so little self-worth to begin with. And as if the humiliation of being dumped publicly wasn't enough, the wound is only salted further when Juri swallows her pride and visits Shiori. Most fans only see this through Juri's perspective and consider Shiori to be harsh needlessly -- this troper didn't feel that way.

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* Seeing Shiori in her room, broken after [[spoiler: Ruka loses the duel against Utena and cans her.her in front of the entire school.]] Despite the fact that Shiori is [[TheScrappy an incredibly unpopular character in the fandom]], there is something absolutely ''heartbreaking'' about someone being [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kicked when they're down]], especially given that she has her self-esteem is so little self-worth crushingly low to begin with. And as if the humiliation of being dumped publicly wasn't enough, the wound is only salted further when Juri swallows her pride and visits Shiori. Most fans only see this through Juri's perspective and consider Shiori to be harsh needlessly -- this troper didn't feel that way.



* Speaking of Touga, the end of Utena's first duel with him, the destruction of everything Utena thought she knew about him and Anthy and the accompanying HeroicBSOD made [[SomePoorSod this troper]] start welling up. And start wanting to beat Touga into pulp.

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* Speaking of Touga, the end of Utena's Utena losing her first duel with him, against Touga, the destruction of everything Utena thought she knew about him and Anthy and the accompanying HeroicBSOD made [[SomePoorSod this troper]] start welling up. And start wanting to beat Touga into pulp.



** Hell, just Ruka's two episodes. From his brutal emotional warfare against Juri and Shiori, to that scene where he [[spoiler:sexually assaults]] Juri, the anger and frustration clearly in both of them. The duel, the locket [[spoiler:breaking, and Juri's stumbling across the arena, gasping like someone ripped her heart out.]] Him saying, [[spoiler:"It'll be alright, Juri,"]] and then finding out [[spoiler:he was dying the entire time, and everything he did he did knowing he had no other options. He loved Juri, he made her hate him, and he hurt her,]] knowing all along [[spoiler:he'd die with her hating him, but he had to help her.]] It's really so complex and tragic for everyone involved...

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** Hell, just Ruka's two episodes. From his brutal emotional warfare against Juri and Shiori, to that scene where he [[spoiler:sexually assaults]] Juri, the anger and frustration clearly in both of them. The duel, the locket [[spoiler:breaking, and Juri's stumbling across the arena, gasping like someone ripped her heart out.out before tearing off her rose and disqualifying herself.]] Him saying, [[spoiler:"It'll be alright, Juri,"]] and then finding out [[spoiler:he was dying the entire time, and everything he did he did knowing he had no other options. He loved Juri, he made her hate him, and he hurt her,]] knowing all along [[spoiler:he'd die with her hating him, but he had to help her.]] It's really so complex and tragic for everyone involved...



* From the movie:
** After getting into a massive fight with Anthy [[spoiler: after Anthy brought up painful memories about Touga]], Utena breaks down sobbing in her lap.

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!!'''The Movie'''
* From the movie:
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After getting into a massive fight with Anthy [[spoiler: after Anthy brought up painful memories about Touga]], Utena breaks down sobbing in her lap.



** According to Ikuhara's commentary, the reason Shiori is always seen with Touga is because she feels so ''lonely'' that she can only find company with [[spoiler: the dead.]]
** Utena's final scene with [[spoiler: Touga ]] in the movie. That elevator and that kiss...
*** Especially poignant in that [[spoiler: it takes a character whom the series made out to be an absolute ''bastard'' and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath turns him into a hero]].]]
*** The music, a 2-part melody, sells the scene perfectly. The first half is accompanied by the tension-building "Abraxas"...which, just as the tears are dammed up to the point of bursting, gives way to its second part: the movie's glorious rendition of "Hikari Sasu Niwa."
* From the manga:
** After Touga [[spoiler: leaves his service of Utena because she knows Akio's identity and cannot stop loving him despite this]], Utena goes to take a shower, only to end up bent-double and sobbing.

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** * According to Ikuhara's commentary, the reason Shiori is always seen with Touga is because she feels so ''lonely'' that she can only find company with [[spoiler: the dead.]]
** * Utena's final scene with [[spoiler: Touga ]] in the movie. That elevator and that kiss...
*** ** Especially poignant in that [[spoiler: it takes a character whom the series made out to be an absolute ''bastard'' and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath turns him into a hero]].]]
*** ** The music, a 2-part melody, sells the scene perfectly. The first half is accompanied by the tension-building "Abraxas"...which, just as the tears are dammed up to the point of bursting, gives way to its second part: the movie's glorious rendition of "Hikari Sasu Niwa."
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!!'''The Manga'''
* From the manga:
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After Touga [[spoiler: leaves his service of Utena because she knows Akio's identity and cannot stop loving him despite this]], Utena goes to take a shower, only to end up bent-double and sobbing.sobbing.
* To say nothing of the manga finale. "My name means 'calyx'... the cup that shields the young flower," and seeing Himemiya in [[spoiler: the boys' uniform]] were both the limit for this troper.
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