History TearJerker / ShadowHearts

27th Jan '16 9:14:08 AM GunarmDyne
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' could be the TropeNamer. In the first game, the bad ending is the canonical one, wherein [[spoiler:Alice's life slowly ebbs away on the train at the end of the game, culminating in her falling asleep on her lover's shoulder and never waking up.]] ''Shadow Hearts: Covenant,'' not to be outdone, has ''two'' tearjerker endings: the bad one, [[spoiler:where Yuri loses his soul and all his memories, basically becoming a non-entity under the care of Roger Bacon,]] and a "good" one, [[spoiler:where he's killed before his soul is finished being devoured, granting him a more or less happy ending in death with Alice.]] Then ''Shadow Hearts: From the New World'' turns it up by making [[spoiler:the villains so sympathetic that it's almost tempting to let them destroy the world just because watching Lady and Killer die hurts so much.]]

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* ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' could be the TropeNamer. In the first game, the bad ending is the canonical one, wherein [[spoiler:Alice's life slowly ebbs away on the train at the end of the game, culminating in her falling asleep on her lover's shoulder and never waking up.up, plus Yuri's PleaseWakeUp reaction.]] ''Shadow Hearts: Covenant,'' not to be outdone, has ''two'' tearjerker endings: the bad one, [[spoiler:where Yuri loses his soul and all his memories, basically becoming a non-entity under the care of Roger Bacon,]] and a "good" one, [[spoiler:where he's killed before his soul is finished being devoured, granting him a more or less happy ending in death with Alice.]] Then ''Shadow Hearts: From the New World'' turns it up by making [[spoiler:the villains so sympathetic that it's almost tempting to let them destroy the world just because watching Lady and Killer die hurts so much.]]
18th Dec '15 10:59:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''ShadowHearts'' could be the TropeNamer. In the first game, the bad ending is the canonical one, wherein [[spoiler:Alice's life slowly ebbs away on the train at the end of the game, culminating in her falling asleep on her lover's shoulder and never waking up.]] ''Shadow Hearts: Covenant,'' not to be outdone, has ''two'' tearjerker endings: the bad one, [[spoiler:where Yuri loses his soul and all his memories, basically becoming a non-entity under the care of Roger Bacon,]] and a "good" one, [[spoiler:where he's killed before his soul is finished being devoured, granting him a more or less happy ending in death with Alice.]] Then ''Shadow Hearts: From the New World'' turns it up by making [[spoiler:the villains so sympathetic that it's almost tempting to let them destroy the world just because watching Lady and Killer die hurts so much.]]

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* ''ShadowHearts'' ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' could be the TropeNamer. In the first game, the bad ending is the canonical one, wherein [[spoiler:Alice's life slowly ebbs away on the train at the end of the game, culminating in her falling asleep on her lover's shoulder and never waking up.]] ''Shadow Hearts: Covenant,'' not to be outdone, has ''two'' tearjerker endings: the bad one, [[spoiler:where Yuri loses his soul and all his memories, basically becoming a non-entity under the care of Roger Bacon,]] and a "good" one, [[spoiler:where he's killed before his soul is finished being devoured, granting him a more or less happy ending in death with Alice.]] Then ''Shadow Hearts: From the New World'' turns it up by making [[spoiler:the villains so sympathetic that it's almost tempting to let them destroy the world just because watching Lady and Killer die hurts so much.]]



* The ShadowHearts series has a number of tragic antagonists.

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* The ShadowHearts entire series has a number of tragic antagonists.
6th Sep '15 4:42:21 PM res20stupid
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** The song that plays during this scene is called 'Dead'... an accurate description of how Koudelka must feel.
9th Apr '14 5:06:05 PM Matt620
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** Covenant has a rather sympathetic villain too, in the form of [[spoiler: Kato, and Nicolai to some extent, but especially Kato. While climbing the stone platform, this troper was still hoping there was a way to avoid fighting.]]



** [[spoiler: Masaji Kato, a minor character from the first game who loses Yoshiko Kawashima, his lover]], attempts to [[spoiler: make a clone of her through Ouka]]. When she dies, he completely loses it.

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** [[spoiler: Masaji Kato, a minor character from the first game who loses Yoshiko Kawashima, his lover]], attempts to [[spoiler: make a clone of her through Ouka]]. When she dies, he completely loses it. it.
** [[spoiler: Grace Garland, or Lady]] is [[spoiler: a creature purely driven by Malice]], therefore, has [[BlueAndOrangeMorality alien concepts of right and wrong.]] But she tries to [[spoiler: resurrect Killer through her kiss of Malice, and it doesn't work. She is devastated.]]
9th Apr '14 5:04:06 PM Matt620
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** Don't forget in the second game, [[spoiler:Alice's attempted resurrection.]] This troper doesn't even normally ''like'' straight couples, and that scene still gets me every time.
*** This troper knows numerous people who cried at that scene...but when Yuri says [[spoiler: I love you too...]] and then starts crying...I felt like an absolute jerk because I actually started laughing as he proceeded to make the ''[[http://i.imgur.com/RE5hy.png silliest sad face ever]]''.

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** Don't forget in the second game, [[spoiler:Alice's attempted resurrection.]] This troper doesn't even normally ''like'' straight couples, and that scene still gets me every time.
*** This troper knows numerous people who cried at that scene...but when Yuri says [[spoiler: I love you too...]] and then starts crying...I felt like an absolute jerk because I actually started laughing as he proceeded to make the ''[[http://i.imgur.com/RE5hy.png silliest sad face ever]]''.
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** Covenant has a rather sympathetic villain too, in the form of [[spoiler: Kato, and Nicholai to some extent, but especially Kato. While climbing the stone platform, this troper was still hoping there was a way to avoid fighting.]]
*** And if you look at it in sort of a retrospective fashion, [[spoiler: even Rasputin's death becomes a Tear Jerker simply because he felt that the only way to save his mother Russia was to take over Europe through power. Covenant is in love with WellIntentionedExtremist bad guys.]]
** ''Odin Sphere'' made my eyes water and ''Shadow of the Colossus'' depressed me for the rest of the day, but watching [[spoiler: Lady try to resurrect Killer and her subsequent death]] made me ''weep''. Especially when Ricardo took his hat off, for some reason.

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** Covenant has a rather sympathetic villain too, in the form of [[spoiler: Kato, and Nicholai Nicolai to some extent, but especially Kato. While climbing the stone platform, this troper was still hoping there was a way to avoid fighting.]]
*** And if you look at it in sort * The ShadowHearts series has a number of a retrospective fashion, tragic antagonists.
** Patrick, from the first game, just wanted to
[[spoiler: even Rasputin's death becomes resurrect his wife, and ended up making a Tear Jerker simply monster]].
** [[spoiler: Cardinal Simon]] endured hundreds of years of abuse and hatred
because he felt that had the heretical idea of governing for the masses back during the Nuremburg trials. Even [[spoiler: the real Roger Bacon]], though his ideas were correct, but ahead of their time.
** [[spoiler: Grigori Rasputin]] saw his Mother Russia suffering and though
the only way to save his mother Russia protect her was to take over Europe through power. Covenant is in by force.
** [[spoiler: Nicolai Conrad]] wanted the
love of his life, and to reconcile with WellIntentionedExtremist bad guys.his father, and surpass Yuri. [[spoiler: He never got any of them, and thanks to the blundering of Dr. Hojo, was taken over by a demon.]]
** ''Odin Sphere'' made my eyes water and ''Shadow of the Colossus'' depressed me for the rest of the day, but watching ** [[spoiler: Lady try Masaji Kato, a minor character from the first game who loses Yoshiko Kawashima, his lover]], attempts to resurrect Killer and [[spoiler: make a clone of her subsequent death]] made me ''weep''. Especially when Ricardo took his hat off, for some reason.through Ouka]]. When she dies, he completely loses it.



14th Nov '13 5:54:54 AM Numbuh37
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*** Hell, Karin from Covenant arguably counts as one of the series' biggest [[TheWoobie Woobies]]. [[spoiler:She joins the army to restore her family's honor, and witnesses her unit get destroyed twice in the attempted occupation of a village. She learns from the psychopath who ordered the second destroying that her family is dead, and said psychopath is stalking her. She falls in love with Yuri, but knows Yuri still loves Alice, and despite her feelings never being reciprocated, she holds onto loving him anyway. Which makes the scene of Alice's attempted resurrection all the more poignant for her. Either it succeeds and Karin is reminded of Yuri's unbreakable bond with Alice, or it fails and Karin and team are forced to kill their friends performing the ritual. The cutscene ends - with Karin collapsed in front of the laboratory door, sobbing. Damn, Karin just can't catch a break.]]
31st Dec '12 6:01:45 PM res20stupid
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* That above quote takes new meaning when you learn that [[spoiler: Koudelka's own mother hated her because she predicted her father's death... but didn't do anything to save him. This led to Koudelka's Roma clan disowning her and her wandering the country, selling herself for a place to stay...]] It's worse when she says this, as she's [[DrowningMySorrows already drunk at the time]]...
31st Dec '12 5:57:29 PM res20stupid
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* From Koudelka, Charlotte, especially if [[RealitySubtext you know about why she was killed]]. [[spoiler: She was the daughter of a queen who had an affair behind the king's back. Her illegitimate child was taken from her and executed at a young age]], her spirit doomed to wander the earth due to her hatred. When you give her the [[spoiler: letters her mother wrote to her, Charlotte is so confused to discover that her mother cared for her and wanted to meet with her so much... but Charlotte died before her mother and the guards didn't let her receive any of those letters. Not only that, but she was ''so'' scared and confused about the fact that she was ''passing on to Heaven!'']] Not only that, but also what Koudelka says to her after [[spoiler: she passed on]].
-->'''Koudelka''': Charlotte...How does it feel to [[spoiler:know that you're loved?]]
20th Dec '12 10:32:08 PM PurpleShirt
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*** This troper knows numerous people who cried at that scene...but when Yuri says [[spoiler: I love you too...]] and then starts crying...I felt like an absolute jerk because I actually started laughing as he proceeded to make the ''silliest sad face ever''.

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*** This troper knows numerous people who cried at that scene...but when Yuri says [[spoiler: I love you too...]] and then starts crying...I felt like an absolute jerk because I actually started laughing as he proceeded to make the ''silliest ''[[http://i.imgur.com/RE5hy.png silliest sad face ever''.ever]]''.


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* Yuri: [[WhamLine Sorry...I wont' be able to keep that promise]].
27th Jun '12 3:07:42 AM Aruu
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* Terry's death in ''Shadow Hearts'' is quite the TearJerker despite him being a very minor character. Made even worse when you then have to inform his wife and little girl about what happened to him.
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