History TearJerker / SailorMoon

16th Nov '17 9:03:07 AM EDP
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* In the Dream Arc, [[DudeWheresMyRespect Minako calling her teammates out on constantly calling for the Outers and completely forgetting of everything she did]]-before jumping into danger while still BroughtDownToNormal just to prove she still had it.
15th Nov '17 7:54:04 PM Jayalaw
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* Doubling as NightmareFuel, that Demande was about to forcibly kiss Usagi, a thirteen-year old, because he's obsessed with her thousand-year old future self. To him either version of Sailor Moon is an object to be obtained and not a person. When he paralyzes her to do the deed, she starts crying and thinking about Mamoru. It's worse in the manga where he succeeds in kissing her, and Tuxedo Kamen doesn't come to the rescue.

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* Doubling as NightmareFuel, that Demande was about to forcibly kiss Usagi, a thirteen-year old, because he's obsessed with her thousand-year old future self. To him either version of Sailor Moon is an object to be obtained and not a person. When he paralyzes her to do the deed, she starts crying and thinking about Mamoru. It's worse in the manga where he succeeds in kissing her, and Tuxedo Kamen doesn't come to the rescue.



* One from the R manga/Crystal: [[spoiler: Sailor Pluto's HeroicSacrifice, when she stops time ''knowing'' it'll kill her so she can stop Demande from destroying the universe]]. Especially when [[spoiler: it undoes Chibi-Usa/Black Lady's brainwashing, lets her morph into Sailor Chibimoon, and then the poor little girl sees Pluto's dead body and '''bawls'''. She says something to the extent of: "Pluto! Look at me, please! Open your eyes! I wanted you to see me as a Sailor Senshi! I want you to see I've grown! PLUTO, PLEASE, WAKE UP! NOOOOOOOOOOO!".]]}
** The scene is pretty much repeated the same way in the ''Theatre/SeraMyu'' (Specificly the Black Lady Musicals.) The other Outer Senshi (Who are from Crystal Tokyo like Pluto in this version) try to soften the blow [[spoiler: by telling her she's just resting.]] The fact Chibi-Usa and Black Lady have a duet shortly after [[spoiler: Pluto dies]] that is just as sad makes the scene worse.



* Toward the end of the manga, when Usagi introduces Artemis and Diana to her mother, and tells her to take care of them before she goes off to fight Galaxia. Ikuko stares in fear as she tells Kenji she gets the feeling she's never going to see Usagi again, while Luna, Artemis, and Diana [[spoiler: who are unable to talk due to damage to their crescent moons]] mew pitifully as they ''know'' Usagi's walking to her doom.
* Galaxia's [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath in the manga. Despite how horribly evil she'd been, it's a surprisingly sad scene.]]
-->[[spoiler: Sailor Galaxia: Sailor Moon... the star that I finally found. So big and beautiful, but never mine to have. But your star will always shine in this galaxy.]]


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* Mamoru actually dies in the first arc. Sailor Moon has nightmares about his face melting. When she has to kill him again, she stabs herself, as she did in her past life. The Senshi decide to sacrifice their pens and their lives to resurrect Usagi. When she wakes up, she is horrified to find them dead. When Usagi gets a chance to use the Crystal to revive the Moon Kingdom, she uses it to revive her friends instead, and resume her ordinary life.
* Chibiusa returns with Moon, Venus and Tuxedo Kamen to Crystal Tokyo. She sees her father and runs to him joyfully; then she passes through him when trying to give him a hug. He's only a hologram because his body is in a coma from the injuries sustained during the battle.
* All the Senshi, except Venus and Moon, are captured by the Black Moon. Sailor Moon is worried sick about them, and then Demande captures her as well in the BadFuture, which sends Venus into HeroicBSOD. She wakes up and finds out they're trapped on the Black Moon, in a chamber filled with body.
* One from the R manga/Crystal: [[spoiler: Sailor Pluto's HeroicSacrifice, when she stops time ''knowing'' it'll kill her so she can stop Demande from destroying the universe]]. Especially when [[spoiler: it undoes Chibi-Usa/Black Lady's brainwashing, lets her morph into Sailor Chibimoon, and then the poor little girl sees Pluto's dead body and '''bawls'''. She says something to the extent of: "Pluto! Look at me, please! Open your eyes! I wanted you to see me as a Sailor Senshi! I want you to see I've grown! PLUTO, PLEASE, WAKE UP! NOOOOOOOOOOO!".]]}
** The scene is pretty much repeated the same way in the ''Theatre/SeraMyu'' (Specifically the Black Lady Musicals.) The other Outer Senshi (Who are from Crystal Tokyo like Pluto in this version) try to soften the blow [[spoiler: by telling her she's just resting.]] The fact Chibi-Usa and Black Lady have a duet shortly after [[spoiler: Pluto dies]] that is just as sad makes the scene worse.
* Toward the end of the manga, when Usagi introduces Artemis and Diana to her mother, and tells her to take care of them before she goes off to fight Galaxia. Ikuko stares in fear as she tells Kenji she gets the feeling she's never going to see Usagi again, while Luna, Artemis, and Diana [[spoiler: who are unable to talk due to damage to their crescent moons]] mew pitifully as they ''know'' Usagi's walking to her doom.
* Galaxia's [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath in the manga. Despite how horribly evil she'd been, it's a surprisingly sad scene.]]
-->[[spoiler: Sailor Galaxia: Sailor Moon... the star that I finally found. So big and beautiful, but never mine to have. But your star will always shine in this galaxy.]]
* Sailor Moon is urged to destroy [[spoiler:the cauldron from which Chaos arises. If she does, she'll obliterate it and prevent future villains from arising. But, as she realizes, it will also destroy life. Instead, she decides to TakeAThirdOption and sacrifice herself to the Cauldron, purifying it. Fortunately, this leads to her, the Senshi and Tuxedo Kamen being reborn in Crystal Tokyo. For the Starlights, however, as they watch they are horrified that Usagi died in front of them.]]
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25th Oct '17 2:44:00 PM AegisP
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*** And even worse, as the second season shows, Luna HAD the ability to restore the Guardians' memories, and yet, she NEVER tries to restore the friendship memories of Usagi and her friends, exacerbating the tear jerkiness even further, ending the season on a rather cruel twist.
21st Oct '17 5:56:25 PM Jayalaw
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* A more sobering Fridge moment: Chibiusa heard legends of Sailor Moon from her father, but she never realized Sailor Moon and her mother were the same.
21st Oct '17 5:55:54 PM Jayalaw
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** An injured Mamoru blasts himself for falling for the fake Sailor Moon, not because he nearly lost the crystals, but because the Senshi nearly died. And then Zoicite finds him at his apartment and demands LetsFightLikeGentleman. He agrees to go, to fight for the crystals, despite bleeding heavily and knowing he probably won't win.

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** An injured Mamoru blasts himself for falling for the fake Sailor Moon, not because he nearly lost the crystals, but because the Senshi nearly died. And then Zoicite finds him at his apartment and demands LetsFightLikeGentleman.LetsFightLikeGentlemen. He agrees to go, to fight for the crystals, despite bleeding heavily and knowing he probably won't win.



* Episode 59 ([[spoiler: An's DisneyDeath and Ail's reaction to it, complete with two SayMyName moments as well as PietaPlagiarism.]])

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* Episode 59 ([[spoiler: An's DisneyDeath 51: Renewed Transformation: Usagi's Powerup
** In the episode where Usagi gets her first MidSeasonUpgrade, Haruna-sensei finds Naru
and Ail's reaction Umino passed out [[CherryBlossoms at the feet of a cherry tree]]. The poor woman [[AdultFear panics at the sight of her two collapsed students]] and [[BrokenTears tearfully begs]] a nearby person for medical help... Too bad said "person" is the MonsterOfTheWeek, and she knocks her out too.
** The Cardian manages
to it, complete catch most of the Senshi before they can transform and starts stealing their energy. They're unable to help Sailor Moon, whose tiara stops working in the middle of its attack. The Cardian then leaps on Sailor Moon and breaks her brooch, coming very close to killing her. Then a strange hole opens up under Usagi, sucking her and Luna inside. The [=DiC=] dub makes it ''worse'' when the Senshi while ForcedToWatch scream for Sailor Moon to save herself and leave them.
** Usagi while in the strange dimension
with two SayMyName moments as well as PietaPlagiarism.]])Luna finally admits why her powers are not working; she hasn't wanted to be Sailor Moon since her memories returned, and that's been affecting her battling skills. But now there is no choice; her personal feelings don't matter if her friends are in danger.



* In the episode where Usagi gets her first MidSeasonUpgrade, Haruna-sensei finds Naru and Umino passed out [[CherryBlossoms at the feet of a cherry tree]]. The poor woman [[AdultFear panics at the sight of two collapsed teens]] and [[BrokenTears tearfully begs]] a nearby person for medical help... Too bad said "person" is the MonsterOfTheWeek, and she knocks her out too.

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* In Episode 59
** Ail and An realizing that [[spoiler:Usagi and Mamoru never had feelings for them respectively. Even worse was that they had
the episode where Doom Tree steal energy from the two, though not enough to kill them.]]
** ([[spoiler: An's DisneyDeath and Ail's reaction to it, complete with two SayMyName moments as well as PietaPlagiarism.]])
** The Doom Tree's story: [[spoiler:its children when they arrived started fighting each other, consumed by hate. They ended up murdering each other while the Tree could only watch. By the time Ail and An were conceived, they had no way of knowing what their parent, the Doom Tree, really wanted: love, not energy. Ail while holding An's body looks regretful in how he failed to understand what the Doom Tree needed. When
Usagi gets her first MidSeasonUpgrade, Haruna-sensei finds Naru and Umino passed out [[CherryBlossoms at does a Princess Halation to heal the feet of a cherry tree]]. The poor woman [[AdultFear panics at the sight of two collapsed teens]] and [[BrokenTears tearfully begs]] a nearby person for medical help... Too bad said "person" is the MonsterOfTheWeek, and tree, she knocks her out too.worries that she's killed it.]]



* Episode 80, Ami was being accused of cheating on an exam and the way she's just looked down by the other students is heartbreaking. Later in the episode,the Monster Of the Day shoots a beam at her to make her have illusions that her friends are against her. While "they" are all saying that, there are clips of the other Guardians happy and normal, making the scene all the more sad. The scene is just as sad in both English dubs.



* Episode 80, Ami was being accused of cheating on an exam and the way she's just looked down by the other students is heartbreaking. Later in the episode,the Monster Of the Day shoots a beam at her to make her have illusions that her friends are against her. While "they" are all saying that, there are clips of the other Guardians happy and normal, making the scene all the more sad. The scene is just as sad in both English dubs.

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* Episode 80, Ami was being accused of cheating Pluto says she can't join the Senshi in their trip to the future, because she has to guard the time door. She can, however, send them on an exam the right path. Pluto does so and the way wishes them luck.
* When Chibiusa sees Neo Tokyo in ruins, she runs off calling for her mother. The Senshi and Tuxedo Kamen chase after her, frantic about where
she's just looked down by gone. Sailor Moon is relieved that Endymion found her, safe and sleeping.

* Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Kamen's reaction to realizing that Endymion, Mamoru's future self, was
the other students one sending them the nightmares about a BadFuture. Tuxedo Kamen charges at Endymion, who ends up being a hologram, and Sailor Moon angrily demands an explanation.
* Doubling as NightmareFuel, that Demande was about to forcibly kiss Usagi, a thirteen-year old, because he's obsessed with her thousand-year old future self. To him either version of Sailor Moon
is heartbreaking. Later an object to be obtained and not a person. When he paralyzes her to do the deed, she starts crying and thinking about Mamoru. It's worse in the episode,the Monster Of manga where he succeeds in kissing her, and Tuxedo Kamen doesn't come to the Day shoots rescue.
* TheReveal that [[spoiler: Chibiusa accidentally stole the Silver Crystal, which was why she had run away when the Black Moon invaded. Neo-Queen Serenity went searching for her, without any means of protecting herself, and got injured as
a beam at result. Wiseman forces Chibiusa to relive those memories, making her to make think it's her have illusions fault that her friends are against her. While "they" are all saying that, there are clips of the other Guardians happy and normal, making the scene all the more sad. The scene is just as sad in both English dubs.home fell.]]
18th Sep '17 8:34:11 PM gjjones
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* Let's not forget the heartwretching scene in the R movie where [[spoiler:Usagi is being tortured by Fiore in exchange for having him spare the Inner Senshi; as the girls remember how Usagi pulled each of them out of their lonely lives, they get up again and beg him to spare Usagi. Rei even says, "You don't get it at all! If we didn't meet Usagi... we ALL would've been alone!"]]
** And then just minutes later, we get [[spoiler:the scene with the Senshi and Tuxedo Mask all surrounding the deceased Usagi (with Rei shaking Usagi to try to wake her up to no success)...just before Mamoru brings her back to life thanks to Fiore's sacrifice, causing all of them to break out in tears. A TearJerker of the sad-to-happy variety.]]
** Just before that when [[spoiler: When Usagi, as Serenity, knowingly uses the Silver Crystal at the risk of her life to prevent the comet from crashing into earth. Knowing what she's doing, the Senshi each call out her name in fear, only for her to boldly state she'll save everyone [IE; the earth] . The Senshi and Endimon!Mamorou lend her their powers and each of the Senshi has a flash back and begin to cry, Usagi has a hopeful monologue, all 5 senshi call out their transformation phrases to focus their powers. It works, diverting the commet, but the Silver Crystal shatters and Usagi drops over dead]]
** Who could forget the scene where Fiore sees, in flashback, the origin of the flower that Mamoru gave him on the roof? [[spoiler:Mamoru, having woken up in the hospital after losing his parents and memory is comforted by a little Usagi who is there to celebrate the birth of her little brother. She gives Mamoru a flower as part of her celebration and that is what calms him down.]] Hell, even Fiore's moved to ManlyTears at this.
** Rei throughout the last half of the movie. [[spoiler: When Usagi announces she is willing to let Fiore take her to spare the rest of the girls, she calmly apologizes to them and says they're worth far too much for her to lose. Makoto, Ami, and Minako already look despondent at Usagi's decision, but Rei is the only one who is crying and screams at Usagi "You ''weakling!''" When it looks like Usagi is dead after the Silver Crystal shatters, Rei is violently shaking her body trying to get her to wake up, before she gives up and calls Usagi a liar for telling them she wouldn't die. Fans keep thinking that Rei in the 90s anime was just a bully who had a few moments of tenderness with Usagi, but the truth is, out of all the girls, Rei is the one who loves Usagi the most and it frequently shows.]]
9th Aug '17 8:58:34 PM Jayalaw
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* In general, Naru and Nephrite's relationship. He lampshades that he's spent most of their interactions lying to her, and using her for selfish purposes. Yet she's attracted, and knows that he's bad news. The arc is pretty heartbreaking. Despite everything Nephrite had done - up to and including using Naru herself for his own purposes - despite Usagi trying to tell her he's a villain, she can't stay away.
* Episode 22:
** Naru's HeroicBSOD about how "Masato Sanjoin" shows affection towards her and yet has been cold, accusing her of being Sailor Moon. [[WasItAllALie She doesn't know if he actually likes her or keeps changing his mind]]. It's so bad that she barely notices the tardy bell, and stands at the reception alone. Nephrite then dances with her, [[YankTheDogsChain only to use her to deliver a youma to Princess Dia]].
** Princess Dia's insecurity about her glasses and looking plain.
** Mamoru's CatapultNightmare about the Princess asking him to find the silver crystal.
** Zoicite curling up in Kunzite's lap and crying about Beryl choosing Nephrite for the mission.
* Episode 23:
** AdultFear: Usagi begging Naru to stay away from Masato Sanjoin, knowing that he's a Dark Kingdom General. And Naru refuses, because she's in love.
** Naru was still willing to [[HumanShield take a Moon Tiara for him]]. It was a love doomed from the start, and it's gut-wrenching to watch.
-->'''Naru:''' Please don't hurt Sanjoin-sama!
-->'''Mercury:''' We cannot let him go!
-->'''Mars:''' Get out of our way!
-->'''Naru:''' [[GoThroughMe No, I won't! Not even if you kill me]]!
** Nephrite's EvenEvilHasStandards when he saves Naru from the youma and then runs off after doing some EvilGloating.



** Even leading up to this episode, the arc is pretty heartbreaking. Despite everything Nephrite had done - up to and including using Naru herself for his own purposes - despite Usagi trying to tell her he's a villain, in episode 23 she was still willing to [[HumanShield take a Moon Tiara for him]]. It was a love doomed from the start, and it's gut-wrenching to watch.
-->'''Naru:''' Please don't hurt Sanjoin-sama!
-->'''Mercury:''' We cannot let him go!
-->'''Mars:''' Get out of our way!
-->'''Naru:''' [[GoThroughMe No, I won't! Not even if you kill me]]!
** It's even worse in retrospect, [[spoiler: by the end of the season everyone's memories of the invasion are erased]]. Just two episodes after this Molly promised she'd never forget [[spoiler: Neflite]], [[HarsherInHindsight ouch]].

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** Even leading up to this episode, the arc is pretty heartbreaking. Despite everything Nephrite had done - up to and including using Naru herself for his own purposes - despite Usagi trying to tell her he's a villain, in episode 23 she was still willing to [[HumanShield take a Moon Tiara for him]]. It was a love doomed from the start, and it's gut-wrenching to watch.
-->'''Naru:''' Please don't hurt Sanjoin-sama!
-->'''Mercury:''' We cannot let him go!
-->'''Mars:''' Get out of our way!
-->'''Naru:''' [[GoThroughMe No, I won't! Not even if you kill me]]!
** It's even worse in retrospect, [[spoiler: by the end of the season everyone's memories of the invasion are erased]]. Just two episodes after this Molly promised she'd never forget [[spoiler: Neflite]], [[HarsherInHindsight ouch]]. On the other hand, it means she has memories of a healthier relationship with Umino, that lasts for years.



* Episode 30: Tuxedo Mask is about to fight Zoicite who summons a giant crystal shard from out of the ground. Zoicite uses it to ''stab Tuxedo Mask in the back'' with the strong implication that he ''[[DroppedABridgeOnHim might not survive]]''. Sailor Moon, who was standing by his side the whole time, starts crying as she holds him in her arms. Her tears then glisten, revealing her as the Moon Princess and the episode ends right there. If that isn't enough, the American dub plays the heart-wrenching song "My Only Love" while all this is going on. [[spoiler: [[UnexplainedRecovery Tuxedo Mask does wake up at the beginning of Episode 31, though]].]]

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** An injured Mamoru blasts himself for falling for the fake Sailor Moon, not because he nearly lost the crystals, but because the Senshi nearly died. And then Zoicite finds him at his apartment and demands LetsFightLikeGentleman. He agrees to go, to fight for the crystals, despite bleeding heavily and knowing he probably won't win.
** Usagi after knocking Mamoru good-naturedly on the shoulder [[OhCrap realizes he's bleeding]]. She follows him, only to end up trapped with him, and he tries to bargain for her life when facing Zoicite.
** Mamoru tells Usagi why he wants the Silver Crystal; he's an amnesiac. As a child, his parents were killed in a car crash, and the trauma robbed him of his memories. The orphanage took him in until he was old enough to get a job, and he started having dreams of a princess that asked for the Silver Crystal.
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Tuxedo Mask is about to fight Zoicite who summons a giant crystal shard from out of the ground. Zoicite uses it to ''stab Tuxedo Mask in the back'' with the strong implication that he ''[[DroppedABridgeOnHim might not survive]]''. Sailor Moon, who was standing by his side the whole time, starts crying as she holds him in her arms. Her tears then glisten, revealing her as the Moon Princess and the episode ends right there. If that isn't enough, the American dub plays the heart-wrenching song "My Only Love" while all this is going on. [[spoiler: [[UnexplainedRecovery Tuxedo Mask does wake up at the beginning of Episode 31, though]].]]


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* Episode 32:
** Usagi's HeroicBSOD after losing Tuxedo Kamen and learning she's the Moon Princess; she's barely paying attention to her friends, her classmates, even sports. At night she dreams about Princess Serenity losing Endymion, and Luna can't awaken her. The Senshi are at a loss of what to do, except for Minako.
** How Minako's attempt to cheer up Usagi goes horribly wrong. To get Usagi's mind off recent events, she brushes out Usagi's hair and suggests they go to the new salon for an ImportantHaircut. The salon, of course, is a Kunzite trap, and by sheer luck the youma catches Minako instead while the salon owner is washing Usagi's hair. As Minako's being strangled and sedated, her expression becomes heartbreaking as she realizes how she endangered the princess. Though it gets alleviated in that at the end of the episode Usagi is relieved that Mamoru is alive, if brainwashed.
** Sailor Moon's brief hope when she sees Tuxedo Kamen. Then he demands the crystal and lets the youma attack her. Rei has a similar reaction when Minako tells them what happened.
2nd Aug '17 12:39:12 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Episode 73 featured the Inner Senshi [[spoiler: being abducted by Rubeus as they tried to protect Chibi-Usa]]. And Usagi is driven to horrified tears when it happens, blaming Chibi-Usa for it, because if Chibi-Usa hadn't stolen Usagi's brooch to use her Silver Crystal, she could've saved the girls. Here's the thing, though. At this point, we know how much Chibi-Usa annoys Usagi, but at this moment, Usagi is so utterly angry at Chibi-Usa, she would've started ''hitting her'' had Mamoru not intervened. And all Chibi-Usa does is close her eyes and wait for it to happen, leading one to to wonder [[FridgeHorror how often has she been hit to get that reaction?]]
** The same could be said for a similar moment that happens with Pluto. When Chibiusa brings everyone to the time door, she expects Pluto to be angry with her for breaking the rule. That's understandable. What isn't is when Chibiusa apologizes, Pluto raises her hand, and Chibiusa gets scared, closes her eyes, and ducks a little. When Pluto instead gently pats her head, she's surprised Pluto's not angry. It's one thing to fear Usagi, who's generally immature anyway. It's different to fear Pluto, who's not only very mature, but like a second mom to her. Take in the fact there's also an episode where Chibiusa believed her parents were glad she'd hurt herself, and you really have to wonder if there's something to Chibiusa's past besides loneliness.

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* Episode 73 featured the Inner Senshi [[spoiler: being abducted by Rubeus as they tried to protect Chibi-Usa]]. And Usagi is driven to horrified tears when it happens, blaming Chibi-Usa for it, because if Chibi-Usa hadn't stolen Usagi's brooch to use her Silver Crystal, she could've saved the girls. Here's the thing, though. At this point, we know how much Chibi-Usa annoys Usagi, but at this moment, Usagi is so utterly angry at Chibi-Usa, she would've started ''hitting her'' had Mamoru not intervened. And all Chibi-Usa does is close her eyes and wait for it to happen, leading one to to wonder [[FridgeHorror [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone having realized how often has BADLY she been hit screwed up.]] Fortunately, she soon gets the chance to get that reaction?]]
** The same could be said for a similar moment that happens with Pluto.
make amends and help Moon rescue the Senshi.
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When Chibiusa brings everyone to the time door, she expects Pluto to be angry with her for breaking the rule. That's understandable. What isn't is when When Chibiusa apologizes, Pluto raises her hand, and Chibiusa gets scared, closes her eyes, and ducks a little. When Pluto instead gently pats her head, she's surprised Pluto's not angry. It's one thing to fear Usagi, who's generally immature anyway. It's different to fear Pluto, who's not only very mature, but like a second mom to her. Take in the fact there's also an episode where Chibiusa believed her parents were glad she'd hurt herself, and you really have to wonder if there's something to Chibiusa's past besides loneliness.head...



** Right after Emeraude's [[BalefulPolymorph horribly morphed body]] is destroyed, the Senshi have a brief vision of her lifeless body. At the same time, Demande senses her death (complete with an imagine spot of Esmeraude screaming as she falls into an abyss) and looks almost sad, murmuring her name.



** Chibiusa alone could qualify. Yes, yes, she's a brat at times, but think about it. She's a five-year-old kid who's desperate to save her mother and her kingdom, but has no idea how to go about it, all the while being pursued by villains out to murder her. On top of that, it's been established that [[LonelyRichKid she was VERY lonely back home]], to the point of being terrified that no one really loves her. Underneath all that brattiness lies a lost, scared, lonely little girl who just wants to go home and have things be normal again.

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** Chibiusa alone could qualify. Yes, yes, she's a brat at times, but think about it. She's a five-year-old kid who's desperate to save her mother and her kingdom, but has no idea how to go about it, all the while being pursued by villains out to murder her. On top of that, it's been established that [[LonelyRichKid she was VERY lonely back home]], to the point of being terrified that no one really loves her. Underneath all that brattiness lies a lost, scared, lonely little girl who just wants to go home and have things be normal again. [[spoiler: and on top of it, her mother was severely injured ''to protect her'', and Chibi-Usa is totally traumatized by the memories.]]



* The very first episode of the season: Rei is the first target for her pure heart and, until Uranus and Neptune return her heart crystal, the other Inners are fully convinced that she's dead. Not only are the other girls ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Mamoru]]) powerless since they got caught before transforming, but Usagi had been BroughtDownToNormal after her brooch was damaged by the MonsterOfTheWeek. As Usagi watched Rei being stripped of her Crystal, she had flashbacks to a conversation that she and Rei had earlier, and since she couldn't do anything to save her, she was crying and begging for help for Rei...* Episode 110 (Michiru and Haruka's [[spoiler: Talismans appear]], and the famous hands scene where Haruka angsts as she considers herself tainted, and Michiru comforts her. The second is made sadder because it's followed several scenes in which the saddened Inners recall how they've tried to talk to them to no avail.

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* The very first episode of the season: Rei is the first target for her pure heart and, until Uranus and Neptune return her heart crystal, the other Inners are fully convinced that she's dead. Not only are the other girls ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Mamoru]]) powerless since they got caught before transforming, but Usagi had been BroughtDownToNormal after her brooch was damaged by the MonsterOfTheWeek. As Usagi watched Rei being stripped of her Crystal, she had flashbacks to a conversation that she and Rei had earlier, and since she couldn't do anything to save her, she was crying and begging for help for Rei...Rei...
* Episode 110 (Michiru and Haruka's [[spoiler: Talismans appear]], and the famous hands scene where Haruka angsts as she considers herself tainted, and Michiru comforts her. The second is made sadder because it's followed several scenes in which the saddened Inners recall how they've tried to talk to them to no avail.
2nd Aug '17 2:31:11 AM gjjones
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* Esmeraude's fate. Over the course of her time as the face of the Black Moon clan against the Sailor Senshi, it seems like her [[SanitySlippage sanity begins to unravel,]] with Dimande becoming more and more obsessed with Neo-Queen Serenity, ignoring her, but even in comparison to the others, her death is just tragic, as while Dimande and Saphir have the opportunity to have their eyes opened and recognize that they'd crossed the MoralEventHorizon, Wiseman tricks her into turning herself into a mindless monster the Senshi have to destroy, not even having the chance at redemption. Worse, Wiseman pretty much does it because he considers her a nuisance, not for any other reason.
* Saphir's [[spoiler:death! The guy, who's been nothing but dutiful towards his brother, Demando, finds out about Wiseman's true intentions, and tries to warn him. But because HeKnowsTooMuch, Wiseman attempts to kill him. Saphir escapes, ends up back in the hands of the sisters, but still tries to warn Demando of the danger they're in. In the end, Wiseman kills Saphir off (in front of Demando no less) before he can spill the beans. And then the bandages on Saphir's head fall off, revealing he's truly [[HeelFaceTurn turned good/been purified on his own free will]].]] And to drive it further, [[spoiler: there's a flashback of Demando and Saphir as kids looking at flowers, and Demando promising his little brother that one day they'll see flowers on Earth and live there. Saphir's death was every bit as painful for Demando as it was for the audience, since this means he'll never get to fulfill his promises to Saphir. Also at the moment of his death, the jacket he left with Petz from where it's hanging on the wall and she realizes he's died.]] Damn, it's just heartbreaking.

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* Esmeraude's fate. Over the course of her time as the face of the Black Moon clan against the Sailor Senshi, it seems like her [[SanitySlippage sanity begins to unravel,]] with Dimande Demande becoming more and more obsessed with Neo-Queen Serenity, ignoring her, but even in comparison to the others, her death is just tragic, as while Dimande Demande and Saphir have the opportunity to have their eyes opened and recognize that they'd crossed the MoralEventHorizon, Wiseman tricks her into turning herself into a mindless monster the Senshi have to destroy, not even having the chance at redemption. Worse, Wiseman pretty much does it because he considers her a nuisance, not for any other reason.
* Saphir's [[spoiler:death! The guy, who's been nothing but dutiful towards his brother, Demando, Demande, finds out about Wiseman's true intentions, and tries to warn him. But because HeKnowsTooMuch, Wiseman attempts to kill him. Saphir escapes, ends up back in the hands of the sisters, but still tries to warn Demando Demande of the danger they're in. In the end, Wiseman kills Saphir off (in front of Demando no less) before he can spill the beans. And then the bandages on Saphir's head fall off, revealing he's truly [[HeelFaceTurn turned good/been purified on his own free will]].]] And to drive it further, [[spoiler: there's a flashback of Demando Demande and Saphir as kids looking at flowers, and Demando Demande promising his little brother that one day they'll see flowers on Earth and live there. Saphir's death was every bit as painful for Demando Demande as it was for the audience, since this means he'll never get to fulfill his promises to Saphir. Also at the moment of his death, the jacket he left with Petz from where it's hanging on the wall and she realizes he's died.]] Damn, it's just heartbreaking.



* When being brainwashed into Black Lady in season two, Chibi-usa has a dream about being abandoned on her birthday. The background music playing while she cries just makes it a thousand times worse.

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* When being brainwashed into Black Lady in season two, Chibi-usa has a dream about being abandoned on her birthday. The Takanori Arisawa's background music playing while she cries just makes it a thousand times worse.



* One from the R manga/Crystal: [[spoiler: Sailor Pluto's HeroicSacrifice, when she stops time ''knowing'' it'll kill her so she can stop Demando from destroying the universe]]. Especially when [[spoiler: it undoes Chibi-Usa/Black Lady's brainwashing, lets her morph into Sailor Chibimoon, and then the poor little girl sees Pluto's dead body and '''bawls'''. She says something to the extent of: "Pluto! Look at me, please! Open your eyes! I wanted you to see me as a Sailor Senshi! I want you to see I've grown! PLUTO, PLEASE, WAKE UP! NOOOOOOOOOOO!".]]}

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* One from the R manga/Crystal: [[spoiler: Sailor Pluto's HeroicSacrifice, when she stops time ''knowing'' it'll kill her so she can stop Demando Demande from destroying the universe]]. Especially when [[spoiler: it undoes Chibi-Usa/Black Lady's brainwashing, lets her morph into Sailor Chibimoon, and then the poor little girl sees Pluto's dead body and '''bawls'''. She says something to the extent of: "Pluto! Look at me, please! Open your eyes! I wanted you to see me as a Sailor Senshi! I want you to see I've grown! PLUTO, PLEASE, WAKE UP! NOOOOOOOOOOO!".]]}
29th Apr '17 10:22:40 AM Golondrina
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* Pretty much any scene involving Usagi screaming in physical or emotional pain, thanks to KotonoMitsuishi's uncanny ability to make it sound as though her heart has been ripped out of her chest and spat on.

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* Pretty much any scene involving Usagi screaming in physical or emotional pain, thanks to KotonoMitsuishi's Creator/KotonoMitsuishi's uncanny ability to make it sound as though her heart has been ripped out of her chest and spat on.
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