History TearJerker / ShadowOfTheColossus

1st Jan '16 11:44:51 AM blackbomber72
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*** It is Wander, because your controls can move it. And the game stresses the fact enough that you always control Wander (riding Agro).
16th Jun '15 12:16:16 PM TastySauce
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* The DownerEnding sent this trope in tears [[spoiler: as you try to fight a current to see if the girl you killed sixteen colossi for is okay. Then you shed tears of joy when she wakes up to find your loyal horse who's NotQuiteDead, and then as the credits roll, the camera pans over the decaying carcasses of all the Colossi.]] It was so simplistic and honest it was overwhelming.

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* The DownerEnding sent this trope in tears [[spoiler: as DownerEnding, [[spoiler:as you try hopelessly to fight a against the current to and see if the girl you killed sixteen colossi for is okay. Then you shed tears of joy when she wakes up to find your loyal horse who's NotQuiteDead, and then as the credits roll, the camera pans over the decaying carcasses of all the Colossi.]] It was so So simplistic and honest it was honest, it's overwhelming.



** YMMV, of course. There are all sorts of interpretations to this game. Mine? [[spoiler: Wander sprouts horns near the end, and then turns into a Colossus, but it's implied that he may be able to someday atone for his sins. This may stretch believability in terms of how quickly it could happen, but at the end, Mono finds a baby with horns who ''could'' be Wander!]] So you could be crying tears of joy. Maybe.
* Wander's pained face and outstretched arm towards Mono after [[spoiler:one of the guards pierced him through the chest with their sword.]] He's either losing his own sense of self or dying, yet all he apparently wants to do is reach her.

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** YMMV, of course. There are all sorts of interpretations to this game. Mine? [[spoiler: Wander [[spoiler:Wander sprouts horns near the end, and then turns into a Colossus, but it's implied that he may be able to someday atone for his sins. This may stretch believability in terms of how quickly it could happen, but at the end, Mono finds a baby with horns who ''could'' be Wander!]] So you could be crying tears of joy. Maybe.
* Wander's pained face and outstretched arm towards Mono after [[spoiler:one of the guards pierced pierces him through the chest with their sword.]] He's either losing his own sense of self or dying, yet all he apparently wants to do is reach touch her.



* This troper started to tear up when he got to the end and fully realized that [[spoiler: Wander, and by extension, the player]] is the real villain in this story!
** I got teared up when I realized the villain [[spoiler:(who, from my perspective, is Lord Emon)]] actually ''won''.

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* This troper started to tear up when he got When you get to the end and fully realized realize that [[spoiler: Wander, [[spoiler:Wander, and by extension, the player]] is the real villain in this story!
** I got teared up when I realized the villain When Lord Emon [[spoiler:(who, from my a certain perspective, is Lord Emon)]] the villain)]] actually ''won''.



** It can happen first with Avion. One thing is to defeat a foe that starts attacking as soon as you are in sight, but Avion starts attacking only after YOU attack him first. The moment you see him crashing into the waters there is a high chance you'll begin to seriously ask yourself "What have I done?"
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** It can happen first with Avion. One thing is to defeat a foe that starts attacking as soon as you are in sight, but Avion starts attacking only after YOU attack him first. The moment you see him crashing into the waters water there is a high chance you'll begin to seriously ask yourself "What have I done?"
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16th Jun '15 11:56:44 AM TastySauce
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** After following you silently yet with utter devotion, your only companion in the vast empty world. And to top it off, it was to save ''your'' bacon...

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** After following you silently yet with utter devotion, your only companion in the vast empty world.world is lost. And to top it off, it was to save ''your'' bacon...
4th Nov '14 10:02:27 PM Kuruni
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* Here's an experiment. Try to look the Colossi in the eye before you kill them, then watch their slowmo deaths. It's okay to cry, it means you're still human.

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* Here's an experiment. Try to look the Colossi in the eye before you kill them, then watch their slowmo deaths. It's okay to cry, it means you're still human.
10th Mar '14 12:26:04 AM Kuruni
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* Killing [[GentleGiant Phalanx]] is something of a traumatic experience, mainly because it never does anything to attack Wander, ''ever'', even when he starts firing arrows at it and stabbing its weak spots. Watching it crash to the ground was just as sad for me as the actual ending was.

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* Killing [[GentleGiant Phalanx]] is something of a traumatic experience, mainly because it never does anything to attack Wander, ''ever'', even when he starts firing arrows at it and stabbing its weak spots. Watching it crash to the ground was just as sad for me as the actual ending was.
10th Mar '14 12:24:17 AM Kuruni
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** This troper can keep it together until the very end when "The Sunlit Earth" starts playing and it shows the hawk flying away, and then... Oh boy...



** Word of God implies Wander [[spoiler:didn't quite die and is the horned baby]], so this troper agrees somewhat with the previous. However, there is the possibility that he may never [[spoiler:remember his 'previous life', and in saying that, Mono will be stuck taking care of a child who will constantly remind her of so much death, pain and suffering for the rest of her life.]] It's probably best for any troper not to think too deeply on the ending, because any conclusion reached will be just another Tear Jerker on top of an already massive Tear Jerker.
8th Feb '14 6:14:35 AM MegawackyMax
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** It can happen first with Avion. One thing is to defeat a foe that starts attacking as soon as you are in sight, but Avion starts attacking only after YOU attack him first. The moment you see him crashing into the waters there is a high chance you'll begin to seriously ask yourself "What have I done?"
19th Jul '13 2:43:04 AM MosquitoMan
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* Here's an experiment. Try to look the Colossi in the eye before you kill them, then watch their slowmo deaths. Its okay to cry, it means you're still human.

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* Here's an experiment. Try to look the Colossi in the eye before you kill them, then watch their slowmo deaths. Its It's okay to cry, it means you're still human.
20th Nov '12 1:48:28 PM Aylimour
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** Word of God implies Wander didn't quite die and is the horned baby, so this troper agrees somewhat with the previous. However, there is the possibility that he may never remember his 'previous life', and in saying that, Mono will be stuck taking care of a child who will constantly remind her of so much death, pain and suffering for the rest of her life. It's probably best for any troper not to think too deeply on the ending, because any conclusion reached will be just another Tear Jerker on top of an already massive Tear Jerker.
* Wander's pained face and outstretched arm towards Mono after one of the guards pierced him through the chest with their sword. He's either losing his own sense of self or dying, yet all he apparently wants to do is reach her.

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** Word of God implies Wander didn't [[spoiler:didn't quite die and is the horned baby, baby]], so this troper agrees somewhat with the previous. However, there is the possibility that he may never remember [[spoiler:remember his 'previous life', and in saying that, Mono will be stuck taking care of a child who will constantly remind her of so much death, pain and suffering for the rest of her life. life.]] It's probably best for any troper not to think too deeply on the ending, because any conclusion reached will be just another Tear Jerker on top of an already massive Tear Jerker.
* Wander's pained face and outstretched arm towards Mono after one [[spoiler:one of the guards pierced him through the chest with their sword. sword.]] He's either losing his own sense of self or dying, yet all he apparently wants to do is reach her.
20th Nov '12 1:44:13 PM Aylimour
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* Fits these with the ending and a certain scene involving a collapsing bridge before the final Colossus.

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* Fits of these with the ending and a certain scene involving a collapsing bridge before the final Colossus.
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