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* The bad ending of Sega Master's [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic 2]]. You have to collect all of the Chaos Emeralds in the game to free Tails; if you don't, Sonic never faces Eggman. Instead, he dashes alone until nightfall, only stopping to look up into the sky and see an image of Tails. The implication is either that Tails was forever held captive or that he was ''killed''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ19n421nBc The music]] doesn't help any either.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' cartoon, the serious one, had several about Uncle Chuck, such as the end of Sonic Conversion, where he has his free will permanently, but still has to stay in Robotropolis.
** The ending to "Spyhog". when the others learn that Uncle Chuck is staying in Robotropolis. He refuses to argue, telling them to "Get those long faces back to Knothole. I have work to do!" Then, after Sonic leaves, he hugs Bunny and Sally and tells them to take good care of his nephew. *sniff* OcularGushers to the max.
** What about one of the earliest episodes, when they first find him and can only temporarily restore his free will with a power ring? Who could forget Sonic deperately begging his uncle to snap out of it, ignoring his friends' pleas to hurry, Bunnie having to pull him away in tears, and the poor kid crying as they flee for home?
** This YankTheDogsChain was almost mirrored with Sally in "The Void", after finally reuniting with her father and escaping with him out of the aforementioned portal, they discover his body is dying and turning into crystal without the Void's magic and he has no choice but to return. King Acorn kisses his tearful daughter on the forehead and asks Sonic to take care of her before he is dragged into the portal. Later, back in Knothole, Sonic is left to comfort Sally, still in tears over her loss.
** Bunnie's tears when her body, which had finally been turned back to flesh and blood, suddenly reverts to its cyborg form.
* Even ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' had one with "Tails' New Home", when the fox eventually decides ''Sonic'' is his family.
* ''SonicUnderground'' had the triplets' adoptive parents being roboticized, and almost every time they ran across Queen Aleena.
* The whole character of Jules Hedgehog, Sonic's father. He is a robot. However he [[WasOnceAMan was once a hedgehog]]. After all the other roboticized people had been cured, he was left the LastOfHisKind. He can't eat or sleep. [[TheWoobie Poor guy]]...
** One of the semi-recent storylines had an alien race restoring all of the roboticized mobians to normal. But Jules had been roboticized because of a war wound that would have killed him otherwise. Because of that wound, he alone (besides the robians outright killed during the war with Robotnik) can '''''never''''' be Mobian again.
* A subtle one from the Archie book: [[spoiler:After Ixis Naugus was made King, he ordered that Nicole be exiled from New Mobotropolis. While the council, including Rosemary Prower (Tails' mother), didn't want to do it, they didn't have much choice; the public outcry was too much to argue with. When Sonic and the others found out, Tails couldn't bring himself to call Rosemary "mom". In a later issue, Tails spots Elias under dubious circumstances (he's about to secretly return to the city to covertly fight Naugus), with the latter asking Tails to trust him, even though he may ''never'' be able to say what he's doing. Elias has no authority over him and could be doing something dangerous for all he knows, but Tails agrees and hasn't said anything about it to anyone since. To think that Tails has lost ''that'' much faith in his own mother is just heartbreaking.]]
* SonicBattle's ending, with [[spoiler: the death of Emerl and the heartrending credits music]]. Worse was that Sonic had a [[HopeSpot chance]] to save [[spoiler:Emerl]], and the reason he got killed was because he tried to be a nice guy to Eggman...
** The ending of ''Sonic Rush'' as well, and watching the video of [[spoiler: Blaze's HeroicSacrifice]] was something indeed.
** Tails' little speech at the end. [[spoiler: "Maybe one day... if the world finally knows true peace... if this world no longer needs weapons or wars... if we can make this world a truly peaceful place when we're older... if we can make a world where there's only laughter..."]] Makes you think, doesn't it?
* The real ending of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', with Shadow's HeroicSacrifice.
-->'''Shadow:''' Maria... this is what you wanted, right? This is my promise I made to you.
** What also makes it is the people of Earth realizing that they're saved, they're not going to die...and they all cheer him.
** As [[{{Narm}} narmy]] as the theme songs are in [=SA2=], it's kind of sad listening to the full version of Unknown from M.E. Though there are obvious offenders ("But every time he looks for the sun can't find it") the worst line is rather difficult to make out the few times you hear it: "Freedom will be waiting when serenity is restored". We never really get the idea that Knuckles resents the whole 'guardian' thing in-game (a little in the original [=SA=], but not here) but there are a few other lines that reference 'fighting for his destiny'. It's a little depressing to think that he may be fighting for freedom from his duties when it's quite obvious that it's not going to happen. ([[MoodWhiplash Of course, the lyrics switch focus so often that it's easy to forget the above]])
** [=SA2=]'s ending, if not for Shadow's sacrifice, then for the heroes and villains' conversations with one another. Tails and Eggman's heart-to-heart, in particular...
---> '''Eggman:''' When I was a child, I looked up to my grandfather for all the great things he accomplished in his life. He was my hero, and I wanted to be a great scientist like him! But...did he really mean to destroy us?
---> '''Tails:''' I dunno, but what I do know is...we all did it together!
---> '''Eggman:''' ...you're right. :)
** For True Story, the boss music during the Sonic vs. Shadow battle, is narmy for sure, [[NarmCharm but if you can look past that]], it's also very sad, since it paints a picture of Shadow's bleak despair. ''Stars don't twinkle, the moon doesn't shine, stars don't twinkle, the moon doesn't shine...''
** Sonic's goodbye, especially since he was unknowingly echoing Maria.
** [[http://i.imgur.com/RGTcHl.jpg Rest easy, heroes...]] That really was the final blow.
---> '''Sonic:''' Sayonara, Shadow the Hedgehog...
** The back-story of Shadow was quite sad: he had a happy life that was taken when the government stormed his home and killed everyone there, under the pre-tense that he was a danger to everyone. He watched Maria(essentially a sister to him) die in front of him, and his "father" Gerald was arrested, went insane from grief(a TearJerker in of itself) and was executed. And then they locked him away for 50 years, of which [[AndIMustScream he was likely conscious the whole time.]] [[TheWoobie Shadow really needs a hug.]]
* From Shadow The Hedgehog: [[spoiler: Maria's Heroic Sacrifice and death. "For all the people who live on that planet. Give them a chance...to be happy..." And what this game added to that already touching bit. "Please, Shadow, I need your help. Everyone's fate...depends on...YOU..." And then she launches him away.]] As for people who complain about Shadow's personality and his other issues, consider the shit he's been through. That's enough to give anyone trouble. [[spoiler: Think about it: he was a week old tops when the ARK incident happened, had his memory frakked with to facilitate a grief -driven revenge, recovered only to plummet down and suffer amnesia-causing head trauma in a somewhat-botched rescue, had people keep trying to manipulate him and/or tell him he had no past during a time when all he could remember of his past was his name and part of Maria's death...]] Is it any wonder he has problems? On the subject of Sonic 2006, how about Sonic's near-total death? And in any game with Chao, when one dies or you delete one...*sob*
** On the topic of Shadow, play either The Doom or Lost Impact, with the music turned up, and think about what * exactly* is occurring. Enjoy yourself!
** The closing cutscene after the GOOD ending to Sonic Adventure 2 gives closure and underscores the tear-jerking nature of Shadow's heroic sacrifice. Three words: ''Rest easy, heroes.''
** All of the endings have Shadow figure out who he is... and there's the Slightly-Hero:Hero Ending. Shadow realizes all the damage he caused, and for the first time, is actually pretty sad about it. And the one of the titles for the route you took to get to it? ''[[OhCrap Shadow's]] [[DrivenToSuicide Second Death.]]''
* Cosmo's death at the end of season 3 of Sonic X. When she first died in the next-to-last episode, you might expect her to be revived somehow in the final episode. Then Sonic comes after using Chaos Regeneration with a somber look on his face. Then he opens Tails' palm and put a white seed in there.
** Tails thought the same thing. If his breakdown at first wasn't enough, that sequence with the seed has him blame Sonic for not managing to pull off one more miracle. And Sonic just ''stands'' there, not certain what to do, not able to give [[TheWoobie Tails]] the comfort he needs.
* Certain cutscenes later in ''SonicUnleashed'' tend to be a bit on the emotional side as well.
** Sonic's humiliating defeat in the intro.
** [[spoiler: Chip's resealing into the Earth]]. To make things worse, Sonic is completely stoic.
* And before Shadow's death was the death of E-102 "Gamma" at the end of his story in ''Sonic Adventure.'' Though what really makes it is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-9FaXg5NOk the music]].
** Gamma's death isn't all that sad, upon considering that [[spoiler:the bird inside is finally free to be with its family]]. Although that's definitely touching.
*** It depends how you view Gamma's consciousness, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation is it composed of the brainwashed bird inside a lifeless robotic shell, or is it a sentient life sacrificing his new-found life for the sake of the being powering him?]] This comes off as even more powerful in the ''SonicX'' version, where Amy bares witness to his HeroicSacrifice. While happy that Lily is reunited with her liberated parents, after they flutter away, she immediately bursts into tears over the now decomposed robot shell on the ground (made EVEN MORE powerful in the formation Beta and Gamma have fallen, their hands collapsing on each other as if to represent unity).
---> '''Amy:''' You managed to free them. Thank you. We are friends from now on. Now you and your brother can live together again.
*** The prison cutscene. The supposedly intimidating robot confronts Amy for the bird, after she refuses, and in desperation, actually begs him to let it go. Gamma starts feeling pain from his new found empathy, going berserk before letting them out of their cell and ordering them to escape. He slumps over the door switch, dumbfounded and guilt ridden at disobeying his master's orders, though Amy shows sympathy and offers him her friendship before leaving. Gamma's heartwrenching theme playing in the background helps none.
** Speaking of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' music, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPbtnGU30fE Sadness]]'' is truly ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** Keep in mind, the E-100 units in Sonic Adventure were essentially ''siblings.'' Gamma was forced to kill the only people he ever cared for -- with the exception of Amy and his creator Eggman (who he probably saw has his ''father'') -- for the greater good of saving the birdies from a FateWorseThanDeath.
* The final cutscene of Sonic 2006 by combination of the bittersweet atmosphere and moving background score present.
** It's quite clear that because of her royal duties Elise has had very few friends in her life- if any at all- so seeing her only friend die in front of her is a bit much, but then she realizes that the only way to set things right is to lose the one person who likes her for who she is, not what. And she's spent a better part of her life trying not to cry to uphold her father's last wish, and in that last scene she's crying and Lacy Chabert actually does a convincing job that any player will feel bad for her.
*** The final scene of Silver's story. Silver and Blaze have defeated Iblis and Silver attempts to seal Iblis inside himself to prevent it from resurrecting itself once again. Unfortunately, he's rejected by Iblis. Blaze offers herself as a the vessel, since her soul is already filled with flames. As she does so she commands Silver to seal her in another dimension using Chaos Control. He refuses to, not wanting to lose her, and the two share a touching moment before Blaze floats into the sky, as her body disappears. Before she does a final blast blows away the volcanic soot-clouds allowing sunshine into the world for the first time in 200 years. Silver merely stares up at the sky as the credits begin rolling. Combine that with the awesome song that plays during the credits and you've got yourself a really sad ending. It's made even worse by the fact that Blaze is the only character who doesn't appear in the Final Story.
*** Sonic '06 had a LOT of parallels between stories about friendship/abandonment. As stated above, there's Elise gaining a friend in Sonic, then having to lose him for the fate of the world. There's Silver, who has to watch Blaze, his only friend who he spent his entire journey [[AmbiguousSituation die/disappear/travel-to-another-dimension]] for the good of the world, and then there's Shadow, who finds out the whole world will eventually turn against him, and the person responsible for his capture was none other one of his only two friends E-123 Omega. At least Rouge tells him ''she'll'' never turn against him even if the world does... A lot of a good a dead friend does 200 years in the future though.
*** To be fair, the statement about the world turning on Shadow was likely false. After all, Mephiles is a liar, as shown when he calls Sonic the Iblis Trigger (which is true), but tells Silver the wrong way to stop Iblis' revival. Keep in mind that he was trying to recruit Shadow to his side when he told him that he'd be betrayed.
*** [[spoiler:Sonic's Death.]] Although it brought up [[spoiler:ThePowerOfLove between Sonic and Elise.]]
* ''ShadowTheHedgehog'', at the end, when the President says "Even though we tried to destroy him, he still saved us." It brings to mind ''Sonic Adventure 2'' and how Shadow sacrificed himself to fulfill Maria's wish despite his former HumansAreBastards attitude. That one line perfectly captured Shadow in that moment. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVIO1t9tYuE The piano tune]] over the credits didn't help matters either.
** Also at the end of ''Shadow'', Shadow standing aboard the ARK and looking at a picture of Maria before tossing it behind him and saying "Goodbye forever, Shadow the Hedgehog." Part of the impact may be from the callback to ''Adventure 2'''s "Sayonara, Shadow the Hedgehog."
* During the credits of SonicUnleashed, the song "Dear My Friend". It's almost kind of a MoodWhiplash since the rest of the game seemed kind of light-hearted, (with {{Aside Glance}}s, all kinds of little gags during the cutscenes, the cartoony-looking villagers, not to mention the funny promo short: "Night of the Werehog,") then comes the [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]. What really brings it out is the fact that the song is supposedly in Chip's POV, [[spoiler:and you know he and Sonic will never see each other again.]]
* ''SonicTheComic'' has its fair share of this but almost undeniably the worst one is [[spoiler:Johnny's untimely death]].
* The beta Game Over music from ''SonicSpinball'' sounds really depressing for some reason.
* Sonic and Tails finding the [[spoiler:machine that converts Wisps into Frenzy Wisps]] in ''{{Sonic Colours}}'', but especially Tails' reaction. He seems really shaken up about it, and then mentions in an upset tone that he hasn't seen [[spoiler:Yacker for a while]]. It just makes you remember that despite Tails' mechanical genius and banter with Sonic, he's still one of the youngest characters in the series.
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* The bad ending of Sega Master's [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic 2]]. You have to collect all of the Chaos Emeralds in the game to free Tails; if you don't, Sonic never faces Eggman. Instead, he dashes alone until nightfall, only stopping to look up into the sky and see an image of Tails. The implication is either that Tails was forever held captive or that he was ''killed''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ19n421nBc The music]] doesn't help any either.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' cartoon, the serious one, had several about Uncle Chuck, such as the end of Sonic Conversion, where he has his free will permanently, but still has to stay in Robotropolis.
** The ending to "Spyhog". when the others learn that Uncle Chuck is staying in Robotropolis. He refuses to argue, telling them to "Get those long faces back to Knothole. I have work to do!" Then, after Sonic leaves, he hugs Bunny and Sally and tells them to take good care of his nephew. *sniff* OcularGushers to the max.
** What about one of the earliest episodes, when they first find him and can only temporarily restore his free will with a power ring? Who could forget Sonic deperately begging his uncle to snap out of it, ignoring his friends' pleas to hurry, Bunnie having to pull him away in tears, and the poor kid crying as they flee for home?
** This YankTheDogsChain was almost mirrored with Sally in "The Void", after finally reuniting with her father and escaping with him out of the aforementioned portal, they discover his body is dying and turning into crystal without the Void's magic and he has no choice but to return. King Acorn kisses his tearful daughter on the forehead and asks Sonic to take care of her before he is dragged into the portal. Later, back in Knothole, Sonic is left to comfort Sally, still in tears over her loss.
** Bunnie's tears when her body, which had finally been turned back to flesh and blood, suddenly reverts to its cyborg form.
* Even ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' had one with "Tails' New Home", when the fox eventually decides ''Sonic'' is his family.
* ''SonicUnderground'' had the triplets' adoptive parents being roboticized, and almost every time they ran across Queen Aleena.
* The whole character of Jules Hedgehog, Sonic's father. He is a robot. However he [[WasOnceAMan was once a hedgehog]]. After all the other roboticized people had been cured, he was left the LastOfHisKind. He can't eat or sleep. [[TheWoobie Poor guy]]...
** One of the semi-recent storylines had an alien race restoring all of the roboticized mobians to normal. But Jules had been roboticized because of a war wound that would have killed him otherwise. Because of that wound, he alone (besides the robians outright killed during the war with Robotnik) can '''''never''''' be Mobian again.
* A subtle one from the Archie book: [[spoiler:After Ixis Naugus was made King, he ordered that Nicole be exiled from New Mobotropolis. While the council, including Rosemary Prower (Tails' mother), didn't want to do it, they didn't have much choice; the public outcry was too much to argue with. When Sonic and the others found out, Tails couldn't bring himself to call Rosemary "mom". In a later issue, Tails spots Elias under dubious circumstances (he's about to secretly return to the city to covertly fight Naugus), with the latter asking Tails to trust him, even though he may ''never'' be able to say what he's doing. Elias has no authority over him and could be doing something dangerous for all he knows, but Tails agrees and hasn't said anything about it to anyone since. To think that Tails has lost ''that'' much faith in his own mother is just heartbreaking.]]
* SonicBattle's ending, with [[spoiler: the death of Emerl and the heartrending credits music]]. Worse was that Sonic had a [[HopeSpot chance]] to save [[spoiler:Emerl]], and the reason he got killed was because he tried to be a nice guy to Eggman...
** The ending of ''Sonic Rush'' as well, and watching the video of [[spoiler: Blaze's HeroicSacrifice]] was something indeed.
** Tails' little speech at the end. [[spoiler: "Maybe one day... if the world finally knows true peace... if this world no longer needs weapons or wars... if we can make this world a truly peaceful place when we're older... if we can make a world where there's only laughter..."]] Makes you think, doesn't it?
* The real ending of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', with Shadow's HeroicSacrifice.
-->'''Shadow:''' Maria... this is what you wanted, right? This is my promise I made to you.
** What also makes it is the people of Earth realizing that they're saved, they're not going to die...and they all cheer him.
** As [[{{Narm}} narmy]] as the theme songs are in [=SA2=], it's kind of sad listening to the full version of Unknown from M.E. Though there are obvious offenders ("But every time he looks for the sun can't find it") the worst line is rather difficult to make out the few times you hear it: "Freedom will be waiting when serenity is restored". We never really get the idea that Knuckles resents the whole 'guardian' thing in-game (a little in the original [=SA=], but not here) but there are a few other lines that reference 'fighting for his destiny'. It's a little depressing to think that he may be fighting for freedom from his duties when it's quite obvious that it's not going to happen. ([[MoodWhiplash Of course, the lyrics switch focus so often that it's easy to forget the above]])
** [=SA2=]'s ending, if not for Shadow's sacrifice, then for the heroes and villains' conversations with one another. Tails and Eggman's heart-to-heart, in particular...
---> '''Eggman:''' When I was a child, I looked up to my grandfather for all the great things he accomplished in his life. He was my hero, and I wanted to be a great scientist like him! But...did he really mean to destroy us?
---> '''Tails:''' I dunno, but what I do know is...we all did it together!
---> '''Eggman:''' ...you're right. :)
** For True Story, the boss music during the Sonic vs. Shadow battle, is narmy for sure, [[NarmCharm but if you can look past that]], it's also very sad, since it paints a picture of Shadow's bleak despair. ''Stars don't twinkle, the moon doesn't shine, stars don't twinkle, the moon doesn't shine...''
** Sonic's goodbye, especially since he was unknowingly echoing Maria.
** [[http://i.imgur.com/RGTcHl.jpg Rest easy, heroes...]] That really was the final blow.
---> '''Sonic:''' Sayonara, Shadow the Hedgehog...
** The back-story of Shadow was quite sad: he had a happy life that was taken when the government stormed his home and killed everyone there, under the pre-tense that he was a danger to everyone. He watched Maria(essentially a sister to him) die in front of him, and his "father" Gerald was arrested, went insane from grief(a TearJerker in of itself) and was executed. And then they locked him away for 50 years, of which [[AndIMustScream he was likely conscious the whole time.]] [[TheWoobie Shadow really needs a hug.]]
* From Shadow The Hedgehog: [[spoiler: Maria's Heroic Sacrifice and death. "For all the people who live on that planet. Give them a chance...to be happy..." And what this game added to that already touching bit. "Please, Shadow, I need your help. Everyone's fate...depends on...YOU..." And then she launches him away.]] As for people who complain about Shadow's personality and his other issues, consider the shit he's been through. That's enough to give anyone trouble. [[spoiler: Think about it: he was a week old tops when the ARK incident happened, had his memory frakked with to facilitate a grief -driven revenge, recovered only to plummet down and suffer amnesia-causing head trauma in a somewhat-botched rescue, had people keep trying to manipulate him and/or tell him he had no past during a time when all he could remember of his past was his name and part of Maria's death...]] Is it any wonder he has problems? On the subject of Sonic 2006, how about Sonic's near-total death? And in any game with Chao, when one dies or you delete one...*sob*
** On the topic of Shadow, play either The Doom or Lost Impact, with the music turned up, and think about what * exactly* is occurring. Enjoy yourself!
** The closing cutscene after the GOOD ending to Sonic Adventure 2 gives closure and underscores the tear-jerking nature of Shadow's heroic sacrifice. Three words: ''Rest easy, heroes.''
** All of the endings have Shadow figure out who he is... and there's the Slightly-Hero:Hero Ending. Shadow realizes all the damage he caused, and for the first time, is actually pretty sad about it. And the one of the titles for the route you took to get to it? ''[[OhCrap Shadow's]] [[DrivenToSuicide Second Death.]]''
* Cosmo's death at the end of season 3 of Sonic X. When she first died in the next-to-last episode, you might expect her to be revived somehow in the final episode. Then Sonic comes after using Chaos Regeneration with a somber look on his face. Then he opens Tails' palm and put a white seed in there.
** Tails thought the same thing. If his breakdown at first wasn't enough, that sequence with the seed has him blame Sonic for not managing to pull off one more miracle. And Sonic just ''stands'' there, not certain what to do, not able to give [[TheWoobie Tails]] the comfort he needs.
* Certain cutscenes later in ''SonicUnleashed'' tend to be a bit on the emotional side as well.
** Sonic's humiliating defeat in the intro.
** [[spoiler: Chip's resealing into the Earth]]. To make things worse, Sonic is completely stoic.
* And before Shadow's death was the death of E-102 "Gamma" at the end of his story in ''Sonic Adventure.'' Though what really makes it is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-9FaXg5NOk the music]].
** Gamma's death isn't all that sad, upon considering that [[spoiler:the bird inside is finally free to be with its family]]. Although that's definitely touching.
*** It depends how you view Gamma's consciousness, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation is it composed of the brainwashed bird inside a lifeless robotic shell, or is it a sentient life sacrificing his new-found life for the sake of the being powering him?]] This comes off as even more powerful in the ''SonicX'' version, where Amy bares witness to his HeroicSacrifice. While happy that Lily is reunited with her liberated parents, after they flutter away, she immediately bursts into tears over the now decomposed robot shell on the ground (made EVEN MORE powerful in the formation Beta and Gamma have fallen, their hands collapsing on each other as if to represent unity).
---> '''Amy:''' You managed to free them. Thank you. We are friends from now on. Now you and your brother can live together again.
*** The prison cutscene. The supposedly intimidating robot confronts Amy for the bird, after she refuses, and in desperation, actually begs him to let it go. Gamma starts feeling pain from his new found empathy, going berserk before letting them out of their cell and ordering them to escape. He slumps over the door switch, dumbfounded and guilt ridden at disobeying his master's orders, though Amy shows sympathy and offers him her friendship before leaving. Gamma's heartwrenching theme playing in the background helps none.
** Speaking of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' music, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPbtnGU30fE Sadness]]'' is truly ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** Keep in mind, the E-100 units in Sonic Adventure were essentially ''siblings.'' Gamma was forced to kill the only people he ever cared for -- with the exception of Amy and his creator Eggman (who he probably saw has his ''father'') -- for the greater good of saving the birdies from a FateWorseThanDeath.
* The final cutscene of Sonic 2006 by combination of the bittersweet atmosphere and moving background score present.
** It's quite clear that because of her royal duties Elise has had very few friends in her life- if any at all- so seeing her only friend die in front of her is a bit much, but then she realizes that the only way to set things right is to lose the one person who likes her for who she is, not what. And she's spent a better part of her life trying not to cry to uphold her father's last wish, and in that last scene she's crying and Lacy Chabert actually does a convincing job that any player will feel bad for her.
*** The final scene of Silver's story. Silver and Blaze have defeated Iblis and Silver attempts to seal Iblis inside himself to prevent it from resurrecting itself once again. Unfortunately, he's rejected by Iblis. Blaze offers herself as a the vessel, since her soul is already filled with flames. As she does so she commands Silver to seal her in another dimension using Chaos Control. He refuses to, not wanting to lose her, and the two share a touching moment before Blaze floats into the sky, as her body disappears. Before she does a final blast blows away the volcanic soot-clouds allowing sunshine into the world for the first time in 200 years. Silver merely stares up at the sky as the credits begin rolling. Combine that with the awesome song that plays during the credits and you've got yourself a really sad ending. It's made even worse by the fact that Blaze is the only character who doesn't appear in the Final Story.
*** Sonic '06 had a LOT of parallels between stories about friendship/abandonment. As stated above, there's Elise gaining a friend in Sonic, then having to lose him for the fate of the world. There's Silver, who has to watch Blaze, his only friend who he spent his entire journey [[AmbiguousSituation die/disappear/travel-to-another-dimension]] for the good of the world, and then there's Shadow, who finds out the whole world will eventually turn against him, and the person responsible for his capture was none other one of his only two friends E-123 Omega. At least Rouge tells him ''she'll'' never turn against him even if the world does... A lot of a good a dead friend does 200 years in the future though.
*** To be fair, the statement about the world turning on Shadow was likely false. After all, Mephiles is a liar, as shown when he calls Sonic the Iblis Trigger (which is true), but tells Silver the wrong way to stop Iblis' revival. Keep in mind that he was trying to recruit Shadow to his side when he told him that he'd be betrayed.
*** [[spoiler:Sonic's Death.]] Although it brought up [[spoiler:ThePowerOfLove between Sonic and Elise.]]
* ''ShadowTheHedgehog'', at the end, when the President says "Even though we tried to destroy him, he still saved us." It brings to mind ''Sonic Adventure 2'' and how Shadow sacrificed himself to fulfill Maria's wish despite his former HumansAreBastards attitude. That one line perfectly captured Shadow in that moment. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVIO1t9tYuE The piano tune]] over the credits didn't help matters either.
** Also at the end of ''Shadow'', Shadow standing aboard the ARK and looking at a picture of Maria before tossing it behind him and saying "Goodbye forever, Shadow the Hedgehog." Part of the impact may be from the callback to ''Adventure 2'''s "Sayonara, Shadow the Hedgehog."
* During the credits of SonicUnleashed, the song "Dear My Friend". It's almost kind of a MoodWhiplash since the rest of the game seemed kind of light-hearted, (with {{Aside Glance}}s, all kinds of little gags during the cutscenes, the cartoony-looking villagers, not to mention the funny promo short: "Night of the Werehog,") then comes the [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]. What really brings it out is the fact that the song is supposedly in Chip's POV, [[spoiler:and you know he and Sonic will never see each other again.]]
* ''SonicTheComic''
Everything has its fair share of this but almost undeniably the worst one is [[spoiler:Johnny's untimely death]].
* The beta Game Over music from ''SonicSpinball'' sounds really depressing for some reason.
* Sonic and Tails finding the [[spoiler:machine that converts Wisps into Frenzy Wisps]] in ''{{Sonic Colours}}'', but especially Tails' reaction. He seems really shaken up about it, and then mentions in an upset tone that he hasn't seen [[spoiler:Yacker for a while]]. It just makes you remember that despite Tails' mechanical genius and banter with Sonic, he's still one of the youngest characters in the series.
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I cried when I drop my snow cone. and when I was ban.

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I cried * The bad ending of Sega Master's [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic 2]]. You have to collect all of the Chaos Emeralds in the game to free Tails; if you don't, Sonic never faces Eggman. Instead, he dashes alone until nightfall, only stopping to look up into the sky and see an image of Tails. The implication is either that Tails was forever held captive or that he was ''killed''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ19n421nBc The music]] doesn't help any either.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' cartoon, the serious one, had several about Uncle Chuck, such as the end of Sonic Conversion, where he has his free will permanently, but still has to stay in Robotropolis.
** The ending to "Spyhog".
when the others learn that Uncle Chuck is staying in Robotropolis. He refuses to argue, telling them to "Get those long faces back to Knothole. I drop my snow cone. have work to do!" Then, after Sonic leaves, he hugs Bunny and Sally and tells them to take good care of his nephew. *sniff* OcularGushers to the max.
** What about one of the earliest episodes,
when they first find him and can only temporarily restore his free will with a power ring? Who could forget Sonic deperately begging his uncle to snap out of it, ignoring his friends' pleas to hurry, Bunnie having to pull him away in tears, and the poor kid crying as they flee for home?
** This YankTheDogsChain was almost mirrored with Sally in "The Void", after finally reuniting with her father and escaping with him out of the aforementioned portal, they discover his body is dying and turning into crystal without the Void's magic and he has no choice but to return. King Acorn kisses his tearful daughter on the forehead and asks Sonic to take care of her before he is dragged into the portal. Later, back in Knothole, Sonic is left to comfort Sally, still in tears over her loss.
** Bunnie's tears when her body, which had finally been turned back to flesh and blood, suddenly reverts to its cyborg form.
* Even ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' had one with "Tails' New Home", when the fox eventually decides ''Sonic'' is his family.
* ''SonicUnderground'' had the triplets' adoptive parents being roboticized, and almost every time they ran across Queen Aleena.
* The whole character of Jules Hedgehog, Sonic's father. He is a robot. However he [[WasOnceAMan was once a hedgehog]]. After all the other roboticized people had been cured, he was left the LastOfHisKind. He can't eat or sleep. [[TheWoobie Poor guy]]...
** One of the semi-recent storylines had an alien race restoring all of the roboticized mobians to normal. But Jules had been roboticized because of a war wound that would have killed him otherwise. Because of that wound, he alone (besides the robians outright killed during the war with Robotnik) can '''''never''''' be Mobian again.
* A subtle one from the Archie book: [[spoiler:After Ixis Naugus was made King, he ordered that Nicole be exiled from New Mobotropolis. While the council, including Rosemary Prower (Tails' mother), didn't want to do it, they didn't have much choice; the public outcry was too much to argue with. When Sonic and the others found out, Tails couldn't bring himself to call Rosemary "mom". In a later issue, Tails spots Elias under dubious circumstances (he's about to secretly return to the city to covertly fight Naugus), with the latter asking Tails to trust him, even though he may ''never'' be able to say what he's doing. Elias has no authority over him and could be doing something dangerous for all he knows, but Tails agrees and hasn't said anything about it to anyone since. To think that Tails has lost ''that'' much faith in his own mother is just heartbreaking.]]
* SonicBattle's ending, with [[spoiler: the death of Emerl and the heartrending credits music]]. Worse was that Sonic had a [[HopeSpot chance]] to save [[spoiler:Emerl]], and the reason he got killed was because he tried to be a nice guy to Eggman...
** The ending of ''Sonic Rush'' as well, and watching the video of [[spoiler: Blaze's HeroicSacrifice]] was something indeed.
** Tails' little speech at the end. [[spoiler: "Maybe one day... if the world finally knows true peace... if this world no longer needs weapons or wars... if we can make this world a truly peaceful place when we're older... if we can make a world where there's only laughter..."]] Makes you think, doesn't it?
* The real ending of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', with Shadow's HeroicSacrifice.
-->'''Shadow:''' Maria... this is what you wanted, right? This is my promise I made to you.
** What also makes it is the people of Earth realizing that they're saved, they're not going to die...and they all cheer him.
** As [[{{Narm}} narmy]] as the theme songs are in [=SA2=], it's kind of sad listening to the full version of Unknown from M.E. Though there are obvious offenders ("But every time he looks for the sun can't find it") the worst line is rather difficult to make out the few times you hear it: "Freedom will be waiting when serenity is restored". We never really get the idea that Knuckles resents the whole 'guardian' thing in-game (a little in the original [=SA=], but not here) but there are a few other lines that reference 'fighting for his destiny'. It's a little depressing to think that he may be fighting for freedom from his duties when it's quite obvious that it's not going to happen. ([[MoodWhiplash Of course, the lyrics switch focus so often that it's easy to forget the above]])
** [=SA2=]'s ending, if not for Shadow's sacrifice, then for the heroes and villains' conversations with one another. Tails and Eggman's heart-to-heart, in particular...
---> '''Eggman:''' When
I was ban.a child, I looked up to my grandfather for all the great things he accomplished in his life. He was my hero, and I wanted to be a great scientist like him! But...did he really mean to destroy us?
---> '''Tails:''' I dunno, but what I do know is...we all did it together!
---> '''Eggman:''' ...you're right. :)
** For True Story, the boss music during the Sonic vs. Shadow battle, is narmy for sure, [[NarmCharm but if you can look past that]], it's also very sad, since it paints a picture of Shadow's bleak despair. ''Stars don't twinkle, the moon doesn't shine, stars don't twinkle, the moon doesn't shine...''
** Sonic's goodbye, especially since he was unknowingly echoing Maria.
** [[http://i.imgur.com/RGTcHl.jpg Rest easy, heroes...]] That really was the final blow.
---> '''Sonic:''' Sayonara, Shadow the Hedgehog...
** The back-story of Shadow was quite sad: he had a happy life that was taken when the government stormed his home and killed everyone there, under the pre-tense that he was a danger to everyone. He watched Maria(essentially a sister to him) die in front of him, and his "father" Gerald was arrested, went insane from grief(a TearJerker in of itself) and was executed. And then they locked him away for 50 years, of which [[AndIMustScream he was likely conscious the whole time.]] [[TheWoobie Shadow really needs a hug.]]
* From Shadow The Hedgehog: [[spoiler: Maria's Heroic Sacrifice and death. "For all the people who live on that planet. Give them a chance...to be happy..." And what this game added to that already touching bit. "Please, Shadow, I need your help. Everyone's fate...depends on...YOU..." And then she launches him away.]] As for people who complain about Shadow's personality and his other issues, consider the shit he's been through. That's enough to give anyone trouble. [[spoiler: Think about it: he was a week old tops when the ARK incident happened, had his memory frakked with to facilitate a grief -driven revenge, recovered only to plummet down and suffer amnesia-causing head trauma in a somewhat-botched rescue, had people keep trying to manipulate him and/or tell him he had no past during a time when all he could remember of his past was his name and part of Maria's death...]] Is it any wonder he has problems? On the subject of Sonic 2006, how about Sonic's near-total death? And in any game with Chao, when one dies or you delete one...*sob*
** On the topic of Shadow, play either The Doom or Lost Impact, with the music turned up, and think about what * exactly* is occurring. Enjoy yourself!
** The closing cutscene after the GOOD ending to Sonic Adventure 2 gives closure and underscores the tear-jerking nature of Shadow's heroic sacrifice. Three words: ''Rest easy, heroes.''
** All of the endings have Shadow figure out who he is... and there's the Slightly-Hero:Hero Ending. Shadow realizes all the damage he caused, and for the first time, is actually pretty sad about it. And the one of the titles for the route you took to get to it? ''[[OhCrap Shadow's]] [[DrivenToSuicide Second Death.]]''
* Cosmo's death at the end of season 3 of Sonic X. When she first died in the next-to-last episode, you might expect her to be revived somehow in the final episode. Then Sonic comes after using Chaos Regeneration with a somber look on his face. Then he opens Tails' palm and put a white seed in there.
** Tails thought the same thing. If his breakdown at first wasn't enough, that sequence with the seed has him blame Sonic for not managing to pull off one more miracle. And Sonic just ''stands'' there, not certain what to do, not able to give [[TheWoobie Tails]] the comfort he needs.
* Certain cutscenes later in ''SonicUnleashed'' tend to be a bit on the emotional side as well.
** Sonic's humiliating defeat in the intro.
** [[spoiler: Chip's resealing into the Earth]]. To make things worse, Sonic is completely stoic.
* And before Shadow's death was the death of E-102 "Gamma" at the end of his story in ''Sonic Adventure.'' Though what really makes it is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-9FaXg5NOk the music]].
** Gamma's death isn't all that sad, upon considering that [[spoiler:the bird inside is finally free to be with its family]]. Although that's definitely touching.
*** It depends how you view Gamma's consciousness, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation is it composed of the brainwashed bird inside a lifeless robotic shell, or is it a sentient life sacrificing his new-found life for the sake of the being powering him?]] This comes off as even more powerful in the ''SonicX'' version, where Amy bares witness to his HeroicSacrifice. While happy that Lily is reunited with her liberated parents, after they flutter away, she immediately bursts into tears over the now decomposed robot shell on the ground (made EVEN MORE powerful in the formation Beta and Gamma have fallen, their hands collapsing on each other as if to represent unity).
---> '''Amy:''' You managed to free them. Thank you. We are friends from now on. Now you and your brother can live together again.
*** The prison cutscene. The supposedly intimidating robot confronts Amy for the bird, after she refuses, and in desperation, actually begs him to let it go. Gamma starts feeling pain from his new found empathy, going berserk before letting them out of their cell and ordering them to escape. He slumps over the door switch, dumbfounded and guilt ridden at disobeying his master's orders, though Amy shows sympathy and offers him her friendship before leaving. Gamma's heartwrenching theme playing in the background helps none.
** Speaking of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' music, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPbtnGU30fE Sadness]]'' is truly ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** Keep in mind, the E-100 units in Sonic Adventure were essentially ''siblings.'' Gamma was forced to kill the only people he ever cared for -- with the exception of Amy and his creator Eggman (who he probably saw has his ''father'') -- for the greater good of saving the birdies from a FateWorseThanDeath.
* The final cutscene of Sonic 2006 by combination of the bittersweet atmosphere and moving background score present.
** It's quite clear that because of her royal duties Elise has had very few friends in her life- if any at all- so seeing her only friend die in front of her is a bit much, but then she realizes that the only way to set things right is to lose the one person who likes her for who she is, not what. And she's spent a better part of her life trying not to cry to uphold her father's last wish, and in that last scene she's crying and Lacy Chabert actually does a convincing job that any player will feel bad for her.
*** The final scene of Silver's story. Silver and Blaze have defeated Iblis and Silver attempts to seal Iblis inside himself to prevent it from resurrecting itself once again. Unfortunately, he's rejected by Iblis. Blaze offers herself as a the vessel, since her soul is already filled with flames. As she does so she commands Silver to seal her in another dimension using Chaos Control. He refuses to, not wanting to lose her, and the two share a touching moment before Blaze floats into the sky, as her body disappears. Before she does a final blast blows away the volcanic soot-clouds allowing sunshine into the world for the first time in 200 years. Silver merely stares up at the sky as the credits begin rolling. Combine that with the awesome song that plays during the credits and you've got yourself a really sad ending. It's made even worse by the fact that Blaze is the only character who doesn't appear in the Final Story.
*** Sonic '06 had a LOT of parallels between stories about friendship/abandonment. As stated above, there's Elise gaining a friend in Sonic, then having to lose him for the fate of the world. There's Silver, who has to watch Blaze, his only friend who he spent his entire journey [[AmbiguousSituation die/disappear/travel-to-another-dimension]] for the good of the world, and then there's Shadow, who finds out the whole world will eventually turn against him, and the person responsible for his capture was none other one of his only two friends E-123 Omega. At least Rouge tells him ''she'll'' never turn against him even if the world does... A lot of a good a dead friend does 200 years in the future though.
*** To be fair, the statement about the world turning on Shadow was likely false. After all, Mephiles is a liar, as shown when he calls Sonic the Iblis Trigger (which is true), but tells Silver the wrong way to stop Iblis' revival. Keep in mind that he was trying to recruit Shadow to his side when he told him that he'd be betrayed.
*** [[spoiler:Sonic's Death.]] Although it brought up [[spoiler:ThePowerOfLove between Sonic and Elise.]]
* ''ShadowTheHedgehog'', at the end, when the President says "Even though we tried to destroy him, he still saved us." It brings to mind ''Sonic Adventure 2'' and how Shadow sacrificed himself to fulfill Maria's wish despite his former HumansAreBastards attitude. That one line perfectly captured Shadow in that moment. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVIO1t9tYuE The piano tune]] over the credits didn't help matters either.
** Also at the end of ''Shadow'', Shadow standing aboard the ARK and looking at a picture of Maria before tossing it behind him and saying "Goodbye forever, Shadow the Hedgehog." Part of the impact may be from the callback to ''Adventure 2'''s "Sayonara, Shadow the Hedgehog."
* During the credits of SonicUnleashed, the song "Dear My Friend". It's almost kind of a MoodWhiplash since the rest of the game seemed kind of light-hearted, (with {{Aside Glance}}s, all kinds of little gags during the cutscenes, the cartoony-looking villagers, not to mention the funny promo short: "Night of the Werehog,") then comes the [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]. What really brings it out is the fact that the song is supposedly in Chip's POV, [[spoiler:and you know he and Sonic will never see each other again.]]
* ''SonicTheComic'' has its fair share of this but almost undeniably the worst one is [[spoiler:Johnny's untimely death]].
* The beta Game Over music from ''SonicSpinball'' sounds really depressing for some reason.
* Sonic and Tails finding the [[spoiler:machine that converts Wisps into Frenzy Wisps]] in ''{{Sonic Colours}}'', but especially Tails' reaction. He seems really shaken up about it, and then mentions in an upset tone that he hasn't seen [[spoiler:Yacker for a while]]. It just makes you remember that despite Tails' mechanical genius and banter with Sonic, he's still one of the youngest characters in the series.
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